Thursday, February 28, 2008

Daily Candy Weekend Guide

The Weekend Guide
What to Do This Weekend

What’s that glorious smell? It’s your weekend.

International Orchid Festival
What: More than eight acres of brilliant buds, plus walking tours and a flower show.
Why: Stop and smell the orchids.
When: Fri.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651).

What: Glam up your pooch for a red carpet event, complete with gourmet (people) food, models, and DJs to benefit the Humane Society Adopt-a-Pet.
Why: It’s hard out there for a pup.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trl. Tickets at 305-749-1815.

What: Take advantage of fantastic vacation packages to Nassau Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island — like four days and three nights starting at just $299.
Why: Come on, pretty mama.
When: Book by Mar. 31, 2008, and travel between Apr. 1-Dec. 15, 2008.*
Where: Book now on
*Restrictions apply.

Lunchtime Experience
What: Bayfront Park’s farmers market sets up shop with tables, chairs, and midday grub including smoothies, wraps, salads, and shish kebabs.
Why: Afternoon delight.
When: Thru Apr. 3. Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. (305-358-7550).

What: Greek resto opens with classics like tzatziki, hummus, gyros, souvlaki, and baked sea bream.
Why: Opa!
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 6-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 940 71st St., Miami Beach (305-864-9848).

What: The luxe British boutique opens inside The Setai with wowzers like a purple croc-skin bar set with crystal martini glasses for $37,000.
Why: Say it; then Asprey it.
When: Mon. & Tues., by appointment; Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 2001 Collins Ave. (305-532-2990).

What: The hip salon just moved out of Base into its own spa-cum-gallery showing local artist Robin Hill.
Why: Get snippy with it.
When: Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 456 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Miami Beach (305-532-7333).

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