It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye,
New Times brings you a solid recap of all the recent experiences you may have missed around Miami. It's impossible to be everywhere, but hey, we can try to keep our Eyes on Miami.
Friday, July 22
Dom Fridays at Caviar Russe Miami
: Caviar Russe Miami celebrated its newly launched Dom Fridays with a glamorous evening of champagne and caviar. Located in the lobby of the Four Seasons Brickell, Caviar Russe welcomed Miami foodies and trendsetters to the event, taking place every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant’s lavish bar. Guests were able to order a bottle of Dom Pérignon for $100 or a glass for $25. To accompany the bubbly, savory power bites were prepared by the restaurant’s executive chef, David Valencia, and DJ Mike Sike set the vibes throughout the evening. The fun didn’t stop there — guests stayed past 8 p.m. for a seated dinner to enjoy more bubbles and caviar.
Monday, July 25
Magnum Mondays at STK
: What better way to start the week than with good vibes and good times at STK Miami Beach’s Magnum Mondays?
Wednesday, July 27
Watr Grand Opening at 1 Hotel South Beach
: 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach welcomed 50 of Miami’s most influential guests for a unique dining experience at its newest restaurant, Watr. Set in a picture-perfect scene, 18 stories above the bright lights of the city, Watr is an unforgettable venue that seems to float over the sea. Guided through an entry illuminated by a canopy of stringed lights and adorned with ambient greenery, invited guests met on the 1 Rooftop and were transported into a Polynesian paradise. Each guest was provided with a lei or wreath flower crown imported from Hawaii and were greeted by seafood samplings and libations courtesy of Watr’s dedicated cocktail-pairing connoisseur. Bringing its Hawaiian-Japanese-infused menu to life for the first time, the restaurant treated guests to courses that were brought in “waves.” Specializing in sushi, poke, and innovative cuisine, the tasting touted some of the restaurant’s most prized dishes, including a seaweed salad trio, poke trinity, an assortment of fresh sushi rolls, salmon and Wagyu steak entrées, and tropical desserts. As the night wound down, a surprise performance by a talented group of Polynesian dancers in traditional garb added a final touch to the celebratory evening.
Friday, July 29
Galantis at Story
: Story was raging with insane sounds as Galantis took over the decks and put on a show-stopping performance.
: Wall made sure to kick off the weekend in style. Partygoers turned out to drink, dance, and celebrate all night long.
Saturday, July 30
Trey Songz at Boobmbox at Basement Miami
: Basement Miami never fails to lure a huge crowd, and Saturday night was no exception. Singer Trey Songz joined revelers in hitting a few strikes and living it up.
Sunday, July 31
DJ Khaled’s Major Key Album Release With Luol Deng, Trick Daddy, and Mack Maine at LIV on Sunday
: LIV on Sunday was boomin’ as DJ Khaled hosted his official Major Key
album-release celebration, luring in famous faces including NBA star Luol Deng, rapper Trick Daddy, and record exec and rapper Mack Maine.
Monday, August 1
: There’s nothing like starting a new month and a new week with bottles, babes, and sick beats. Rockwell had all of those and more Monday night.