The Best Miami-Centric Decor, Charity, Flavor and Fitness of the Moment

By Luis R. Rigual | February 3, 2020 | Lifestyle

February brings Super Bowl LIV charity, Italian flavors, Miami-centric decor and serious fitness to our city.


Coral bottle stopper ($125) from the AERIN Miami Edit collection

SHOP! If you missed the debut of the AERIN Miami Edit collection by Aerin Lauder at the designer’s Art Basel pop-up at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in December, fret not. The line is now available at Neiman Marcus stores as well as at Violetas in Miracle Mile and Brickell City Centre. The coastal-inspired decorative accessories are true to their name with crystal vases, raffia coasters, a coral bottle stopper, decorative boxes and even a backgammon set that have beach house written all over them. Miami, the muse, strikes again!

AltamuraBreadBruschettawithroastedOctopusRapini.jpgBruschetta with roasted octopus from N.0 Osteria at Luna Park

EAT! Change is in the air at Brickell City Centre thanks to restaurateur Roberto Costa. He has taken oven the former La Centrale space with Luna Park, an Italian food hall with three new dining concepts on the venue’s second level. These include Macellaio RC, an Italian butcher shop where diners can indulge in the rare Fassona breed of beef; Puro’s, a first-of-its-kind gluten-free and vegetarian eatery; and N.0 Osteria, a Mediterranean spot for fresh fish and specialties like octopus with broccoli ripassati. The first floor of Luna Park is an all-day cafe and market offering pizzas, salads, paninis and artisanal goods to go. An intimate dining experience will take over the third floor sometime later this year. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami

GettyImages1154525035HIGHRESPE.jpgJennifer Lopez is bound to bring the house down at Super Bowl LIV.

PARTY! Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know Super Bowl LIV is coming to town this Feb. 2 to a recharged Hard Rock Stadium that recently underwent a $425 million renovation. While we can’t wait to see the touchdown action on the field and what promises to be a memorable half-time show thanks to the talents of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, there will be a slew of other celebrations leading up to the main event. Among those is the Big Game Big Give, a celebrity-packed evening with musical performances, cocktails, upscale cuisine and a live auction that will be hosted by director Michael Bay and take place at a private $65 million mansion on Star Island. Proceeds benefit The Giving Back Fund, which helps to advance national philanthropic organizations. While the shindig is invite-only, limited tickets (from $3,000) are available for purchase. Feb. 1, 6-10PM, 310.649.5222

AnatomyBlackoutNov29MROY2346.jpgBurning calories is a three-step process at Blackout at Anatomy.

SWEAT! Fitness resolutions wearing you down? Mix it up with Blackout, a new studio concept at Anatomy in Midtown that offers 30-, 45- and 60-minute group classes that focus on three stations. Using state-of-the-art equipment, participants ski, row and lift in a workout that combines cardio and strength conditioning for harder, leaner bodies. $35 per class, 3415 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786.300.7415

Photography by: dish photo courtesy of luna park; coral bottle stopper courtesy of aerin; jennifer lopez photo by kevin winter/getty images; blackout gym photo courtesy of anatomy