Ready for the Weekend

So Long, Summertime

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Its kind of hard to believe that Labor Day is here – what happened to the summer? Though its still hot as blazes here in the land of eternal summer, technically the season is coming to a close. But not to worry – think of all the fabulous Fall fashions coming our way. Kick off your Labor Day weekend the non-laborious way with three quirky cocktail parties.

Thursday: Get Lowe

All Saints, Juliette Jake, Marni, Stella McCartney© All Saints, Juliette Jake, Marni, Stella McCartneyWhat: LoweDown Happy Hour – Shaken Not Stirred
Where: Lowe Art Museum
When: 7:00 p.m.

The first of the month is also the first LoweDown of the season, so get yourself to Coral Gables’ Lowe Art Museum for an MIA Shoes give-away, RA Sushi, full Bacardi-stocked bar, and a guided tour of the current exhibition, “Sacred Stories, Timeless Tales.” There will be wine, martinis, and Vitamin Water to keep you going as you take in more than 100 works exploring the history and power of mythic traditions across the globe. FREE for Lowe members, $10 for non-members.

Wear a voluminous, floaty LBD for off-kilter chic – we’re loving the Frannie Dress by All Saints. Up the quirk-factor with a chunky statement piece, like this necklace from Marni, featuring oversized horn and resin beads on a simple, elegant black satin ribbon, and an eye-popping Juliette Jake Wrap Around Clutch in lipstick red crocodile. Finally, a classic pair of pumps (with unexpected details) round out the look – these Stella McCartney camel-colored Faux Patent-Leather Pumps are winners.

Full Circle, Proenza Schouler, ASOS Premium, Prada© Full Circle, Proenza Schouler, ASOS Premium, PradaFriday: First in Line

What: First Friday
Where: Standard Hotel
When: 9:00 P.M.

On the first Friday of every month, the Standard Hotel opens up its doors (er, make that its lush, extravagant, amazing pool and patio deck on the bay) to non-guests for a night under the stars with DJ Felix Pike. The Standard is the place to be for low-key, high-style lounging right off the Venetian.

A painterly silk dress in a slouchy fit is perfect for this, so slip into the Full Circle Silk Belted Dress in beautiful, watercolor blues and greens. Pair this fluid frock with signature Prada Cobalt and Silver Swirl Slingback Sandals, and accessorize with a bright teal Proenza Schouler PS1 Pochette and the modern simplicity of ASOS Premium Perspex and Metal Irregular Shaped Bangles.

Carine Gilson, Anthropologie, Miu Miu, Helen Kaminski, ASOS© Carine Gilson, Anthropologie, Miu Miu, Helen Kaminski, ASOS


Saturday: Not-So Sleepy

What: Pajama Pub Crawl
Where: Coconut Grove
When: 8:00 P.M.

Labor Day Weekend means the annual Great Grove Bed Race, but the antics start Saturday night during the Pajama Pub Crawl in Coconut Grove. This year’s participating pubs include Barracuda Bar & Grill, Sandbar Grill, Mr. Moe’s, The Tavern, Greenstreet, Taurus, Burgundy Room, and The Bookstore In The Grove. See if you can make it to them all, pajama-clad, of course. All proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Club; Register @ Mr. Moe’s, pre-sale $20, event night $25.

Make your sleepwear street-ready – an Anthropologie Ink-Imbued Jumper is a cute, lounge-like option. Cover up with a gorgeous, vintage-inspired Carine Girlson Thème Ceres Silk-satin Kimono, and trade your bunny slippers for a slick pair of silver Miu Miu Mary-janes. A Helen Kaminski Mille Tassel Clutch has luxe-lounge appeal, and we don’t know about you, but we never go to bed without a giant hunk of cocktail ring on our finger – this chartreuse ASOS Enamelled Cocktail Ring is the perfect pop of contrasting-color.

If You're Going...
Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables,
(305) 284-3535
The Standard Hotel
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach,
(305) 673-1717
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