Friday, April 30, 2010

Daily Candy Weekend Guide

The Weekend Guide
Miami Events and Diversions
organic ginnybakes mixes!

Batter up.

Ginnybakes Mixes
What: Ginny Simon of Mindful Organics developed cookie, muffin, and biscotti mixes ($10) in line with her healthy-eating philosophy (omega-3s, antioxidants, superfoods).
Why: Easy-to-make Chocolate Chip Cherry Love cookies, Tuscan Sunshine biscotti (pistachios, cranberries, orange peel), and blueberry walnut oatmeal cookies.
When: Got organic milk?
Where: Online at

About Face
What: Makeup artist to the stars Scott Barnes hosts a launch party for his new book.
Why: Secrets on achieving the flawless look of famous clients like Gwyneth, Beyoncé, and J-Lo (who wrote the introduction).
When: Tonight & Fri., 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Tonight, Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave. (305-864-4241); Fri., Silvia Tcherassi Atelier, 4101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables (305-529-0004). Map It

Almond Snack Tins
What: The stylish tin fits the perfect portion of almonds. Just toss one in your purse, car, or even gym bag.
Why: A handful of almonds is a smart snack that keeps you going strong anytime, anywhere.
When: You’re out and about, and you need a guilt-free nibble.
Where: Visit to choose from three designs.

Lunch at The Cape Cod Room
What: Ken Lyon’s New England-themed restaurant introduces a lunch menu.
Why: Maine lobster roll on brioche bun, tomato bisque with cheddar cheese crouton, deep-fried Ipswich belly clams with chips, and Northeastern microbrews.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 5937 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-864-1262). Map It

SoBe Pilates Grand Opening
What: The yoga and Pilates studio debuts with an ’80s-themed party emceed by Miss Elaine Lancaster as Olivia Newton-John in Let’s Get Physical.
Why: Refreshments, fitness demos, and raffles.
When: Opens tonight, 7-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: 950 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Miami Beach (305-763-8878). This Sat. all mat classes are free (first come, first served). Map It

Seven at The Raleigh
What: The art deco jewel celebrates its 70th birthday with a happy hour that defies South Beach prices.
Why: Martinis, light bites, and valet — all $7 each.
When: Thru 2010 (yes, really). Daily, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Martini Bar at The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-534-6300). Map It

Mom taught you to plan ahead. Thank her with a little something from our Mother’s Day gift guide.

Photo: Courtesy of Ginnybakes

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