What’s Haute : Haute Happenings: Miami Boat Show, Dolce Brunch, Palm Beach Boat Show and more


Miami Boat Show

It may seem like an impossible to feat to fill 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space, but the 2013 Progressive Insurance Boat Show will do just that. The show will take place Feb.14th-Feb. 18th and will feature all kinds of boats- from sailboats and cabin cruisers all the way up to luxury yachts. The show attracts shoppers ready to buy as well as revelers looking to sip some bubbly aboard yachts for a taste of the haute life. Keep an eye out for the “sail queen” which is a 95-foot Maccarini Navengantes, the show’s largest vessel.


Dolce Brunch

Former tribute dinner honoree and one of America’s leading culinary figures, Daniel Boulud, will host the Dolce Brunch at db Bistro for this year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival on Saturday, Feb.23. The menu will offer a mix of French fare and Dolce Wine, known as “liquid gold,” as it is the only winery in North America that is solely devoted to producing a single, late harvest wine based on its Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc flavor profiles. The brunch will be held at db Bistro Moderne, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way. The price to attend is $175, and guests will be assigned seating prior to the event.


The Palm Beach Boat Show

The Palm Beach boat show will take place from March 21st-24th and will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, so this is where the real haute shoppers will be. The event includes hundreds of boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers that proves that the Miami show is just a warm up. The highlight of Palm Beach? A megayacht by YachtZoo that is 142 feet in length (see photo).


Polo School

Getting into the sport of kings is easier than you think at Santa Clara Polo School in Wellingtion. The school grounds are situated on Luis Escobar’s sprawling pastoral estate, where the 7-goal player gives lessons himself. 2 full polo fields, 2 small practice fields service the school, which also has stall (and pony) rentals available. Facilities include a beautiful ‘polo house’ complete with luxurious funishings and shower . Group, kids and private lessons available. santaclarapolo.com


Tribute Dinner

This year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival tribute dinner will honor leading culinary figure Nobu Matsuhisa and Christophe Navarre, the Chief Executive officer of Moet Hennesy. The dinner will feature dishes of some of the world’s most renowned chefs, each who will personally oversee the cooking and preparation of his or her appointed dish. Chefs scheduled to prepare dishes are Daniel Boulud, Thomas Buckley, Frederic Delaire, Ricky Estrellado, Matt Hoyle, Johhy Luzzini, Yoshihiro Murata, Yuji Wakiya and Roy Yamaguchi. Martha Stewart will serve as the mistress of ceremonies and add a feminine touch to the all-male line-up. The tribute dinner will take place on Saturday, Feb.23 at the Lowes.