Much of the 1930s American furniture and 1925 Paris Exposition posters in the Art Deco Museum in Miami Beach are on loan from the personal collection of Iza and Ric Emmett of Coral Gables.
Well-known pieces on display include a vanity by Donald Deskey (American designer of Radio City Music Hall) and a sofa and club chair by Wolfgang Hoffman.
Ric began his adventure in Art Deco in 1979 after purchasing an unmarked “deco duck” door stop, which led to a fascination with Art Deco (and ducks). Before he passed away in April at age 73, Ric was writing American Art Deco Furniture, a tome that covers the development of the American “style” of furniture that breaks from European tradition.
After Ric’s death, Iza Emmett made sure the comprehensive book (it’s 567 pages and weighs more than 8 pounds) was published as her husband wished: “a limited edition of 1,000 copies with no reprints, no second editions and no e-books”). It sells for $250 and is available at Books & Books locations.
Iza Emmett will read from the book — and discuss the history of Art Deco, the designers and Ric — during the Miami International Book Fair 4 p.m. Nov. 22 in room 8301.
The 32nd annual Miami Book Fair International runs Nov. 15-22 at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.
The Art Deco Museum, run by the Miami Design Preservation League, is at 1001 Ocean Drive in South Beach. To learn more, visit www.mdpl.org/welcome-center/art-deco-museum/.
EATERY INTRODUCES NEW MENU
Owner Yoko Takarada and Executive Chef Armando Litiatco of Shokudō, 4740 NE Second Ave. in Miami’s Buena Vista neighborhood, hosted a private dinner Oct. 22 to celebrate the Pan Asian restaurant’s new menu.
The evening began with canapés and signature cocktails. Music was by DJs Grim and Italian radio host Marco Mazzoli of Miami Radio Evolution 93.5 FM. A six-course dinner included Uni Toast, Lemongrass Mussels, Manila Ceviche, Poke Salad, Grilled Octopus, Marinated Koran Ribs and Matcha Pot de Crème.
Shokudō (the name means “Cafeteria” in Japanese) opened in July 2012. A Filipino-American chef from San Francisco, Litiatco formerly cooked at Daniel by Daniel Boulud in New York. Takarada is the daughter of Hiromi “Tony” Takarado, owner of Toni’s Sushi Bar. She previously owned World Resource Café on Lincoln Road.
Shokudō serves lunch and dinner daily (dinner only on Sundays). For reservations, call 305-758-7782 or visit www.skokudomiami.com.
BARRY’S BOOTCAMP EXPANDS
After a successful year in Miami Beach, Barry’s Bootcamp partners Derek DeGrazio, James Provencher and Whitney Kroenke have opened a second location in Midtown.
The new site features a 3,700-square-foot indoor studio designed by Los Angeles-based Mr. Jones Interiors featuring men’s and women’s changing facilities and bathrooms/showers stocked with Malin + Goetz beauty products. There’s also an outdoor relaxation patio and wide selection of Fuel Bar protein shakes.
Signature hour-long workouts include 25-30 minutes of interval cardiovascular routines on custom-designed and patented Woodway treadmills and 25-30 minutes of strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and other equipment.
Barry’s Bootcamp Midtown is located at 3252 NE First Ave., #105, Miami. For more information, call 786-725-5791 or visit www.Barrysbootcamp.com.
▪ Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) PTSA presents the eighth annual “Taste of Design” 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District. The event will commemorate soon-to-depart principal Stacey Mancuso’s 17-year legacy at the school. Emcee will be WSVN-Channel 7’s Lynn Martinez. Tickets are $100; $150 VIP tickets include a cocktail reception honoring Mancuso at Palm Court at 5:45 pm. To attend, visit www.dashptsa.com or email email@example.com.
▪ The Simcha Chapter of Hadassah will host a brunch and holiday boutique 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Temple Beth Torah in North Miami Beach. Guest speaker Gabriel Barades of the Israeli Consulate will discuss “What’s Up in Israel.” Admission is $45. Proceeds will fund medical equipment for Hadassah Hospital in Israel. For information, call Susan Metsch at 305-682-0750.
▪ The Aventura/North Miami Dade Chapter of JAFCO will hold its sixth annual Chanukah Miracles Luncheon Nov. 17 at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. Honoree: Chapter Founder/President Miri Mazor. Boutique opens at 10 am; luncheon and program 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a gift card to fulfill the wish of a JAFCO child. For tickets ($118 each) call Shelli Gold at 954-315-8671 or online: http://www.jafco.org/events/6th-annual-chanukah-miracles-luncheon/.
▪ The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 19th annual Brunch for the Animals takes place 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Features cocktails, holiday brunch and auction, plus a pet buffet, photo booth and dogs available for adoption. Event chairs are Alan G. Randolph & Steven Rodriguez and Amy Zakarin & Isaac Rosenberg. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo will emcee. Cost: $200 adult; $50 children, pets free. For tickets, call Dani Kandera at 305-749-1825 or online at www.humanesocietymiami.org.
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