The Edit by Brett Graff
The Miami summer is still sizzling.
Wynwood Bartender Mixes Up Rum Label
Santa Teresa 1796 rum’s new initiative — to design a label featuring bartenders’ creative interpretations of lockdown perseverance — includes a contribution from Ben Potts of Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray. Potts was one of 26 bartenders the super-premium rum brand hired from around the world to create a portion of the label for the Limited Edition bottle. It’s called “The Crafted Together” initiative and it includes a collection of photography, oil painting or charcoal. The bottle – with of course the label – is on sale for $48.00 on Reserve Bar. Free shipping on Santa Teresa 1796 at ReserveBar with code SHIPST! Valid 7/30-8/30. Valid while supplies last. Shop Now! The rum also donated $10,000 to the USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program.
Michael Tilson Thomas on Global Concert Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, is conducting the orchestra in an NWS-commissioned elaboration of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy by composer Steven Mackey on IDAGIO’s recently launched Global Concert Hall. Featuring viola soloist Tabea Zimmermann, this performance was filmed in October 2019 as part of the grand finale of MTT and NWS’s Viola Visions festival at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The IDAGIO webcast will include an introduction from MTT, Mr. Mackey, and Ms. Zimmermann, followed by the performance and a live Virtual Green Room audience Q&A with the artists after the concert. This virtual event is scheduled for Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. but will be available for on-demand viewing until Sunday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are about $12 and available via globalconcerthall.com. IDAGIO, the premier global streaming service for classical music, launched its Global Concert Hall in May 2020.
Miami Swim Week Stays Afloat
Paraiso Miami Beach has plans to move forward with an in-person + virtual swim week with brands including Beach Bunny, Acacia, Vitamin A Swim, Luli Fama, Agua Bendita, Maaji and Verde Limoncellos. Paraiso is working with technology partner theCnx for its new virtual showrooms, which will work to help sell collections in a more creative and visually immersive way.
Retailers will be able to schedule virtual appointments, shop from curated collection videos, and truly connect and engage with brands from anywhere. Through designer introduction videos, shoppable runway presentations, and virtual rack with cross-merchandising capabilities, exhibitors will communicate all the facets of their brand identity and provide buyers with a unique experience.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.