Miami peeps! You can finally see the episode of Parts Unknown that Anthony Bourdain filmed here back in November. It airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on CNN. The hard-living chef/TV personality visited Kris Wessel’s Oolite, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and hung out with local rocker Iggy Pop. Chef Michelle Bernstein — who soon reopens Michy’s restaurant as CENA by Michy — is Bourdain’s “tour guide/partner in crime,” says her rep.
What’s wrong, Elizabeth Olsen? The 26-year-old actress, who costars in the latest Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, was due to meet with local members of press at a downtown hotel Thursday, but canceled. A rep said she fell ill and was unable to conduct interviews. We believe it. Olsen’s last tweet went out on Tuesday when she was with castmates doing promotion in NYC. Later on Thursday, Olsen was photographed at JFK airport — ostensibly coming from Miami — looking pale and unwell. It’s too bad because we wanted to ask her if she got advice from her older sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen on how to play a twin Wanda Maximoff (aka the mind bending superhero Scarlet Witch) in the action flick based on the Marvel Comics characters, in theaters. We also wanted to get the dirt if her fashion-designer siblings were going to appear on the Netflix Full House reboot.
SLICE OF ITALY
Woohoo! Miu Miu is open in the Design District, bringing even more pizzazz and style to the area. Located at 190 NE 39th St., the bilevel store with a flashy glass facade held its grand opening Thursday night, attended by (naturally) a well-dressed crowd. Renowned Italian retail architect Roberto Baciocchi designed the 5,435-square-foot modern, gold-accented space. Start your shopping now — or saving, as the case may be — for handbags, accessories and shoes designed by Miuccia Prada (Miu Miu is the style guru’s nickname). In attendance: Argentinian model Ines Rivero and socialite Bree Mortimer.
PAY IT FORWARD
NYC designer Rachel Roy will be hosting an in-store event from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s Dadeland, but it’s a little different than the average personal appearance. The fashion darling known for her comfortable yet hip styles will be there to promote her Spring 2015 collection as well as her latest philanthropic campaign called Self Rule, an initiative to help girls from under-resourced communities fulfill their potential and build a career. A graphic logo T-shirt will be for sale with all proceeds going to Step Up, a not-for-profit also working to inspire women.
Roy’s appearance comes at a tough time in her life. The divorced mother of two is engaged in a vicious legal battle with her ex-husband, hip-hop mogul Damon Dash. A warrant is out for his arrest for failure to pay roughly $350,000 in child support, a source confirms to E! News. Roy obtained full custody of their daughters last week and secured a three-year restraining order against Dash.
Grammy Award-nominated singer Matisyahu was in town last week for a performance at the Beth David Gordon School in Miami. When the King Without a Crown rapper stopped by the school for his soundcheck, he surprised and thrilled the students by asking the children’s choir to join him on stage to sing his hit song One Day. Matisyahu performed for the students’ parents the next night, at a gala co-hosted by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Sage Rosenfels in honor of Rabbi Julie Jacobs. The event raised almost $150,000 for the school and synagogue.
MADDY MARR & LESLEY ABRAVANEL