What we’re checking out this week


If you have any upcoming travel plans, you may want to consider visiting a trunk show at Bloomingdale’s Aventura from noon to 7 p.m. Friday. Browse the new collection from Jet Set Candy by celebrity wedding invite designer Nicole Parker King. Her latest whimsical luggage tags allow you to let your South Florida flag fly: Three feature local airports MIA, EYW (Key West) and PBI. Those who fly out of FLL can pick up JSC’s generic palm tree.


More retail therapy options await in Miami Beach with the opening of Club Monaco at 1006 Lincoln Road. At a launch party, 5-7 p.m. Friday, bypass the racks to watch Polish installation artist Olek in action. In a window display entitled “Endless Outburst,” the NYC resident will crochet together 200 pieces of clothing. The inspiration for her “wearable sculptures” comes from literally everywhere, from a text message to a medical report, even discarded trash, she says. Inside space is limited.


Celebrities aren’t the only ones who need beauty sleep. Tired of your kid crawling in between the sheets every night? Help resolve your son or daughter’s bedtime issues at the launch of the Grand Health Institute, on the second floor of Doubletree/Grand Hotel in downtown Miami, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr. Meet and greet medical director, Dr. Shahriar Shahzeidi, who will give free health screenings from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Light refreshments will be served. 305-728-0505


Que viva Tobacco Road! Hold onto a keepsake from Miami’s oldest bar, whose staffers have started a Kickstarter campaign to save keepsakes from the landmark watering hole that was shuttered last month after 102 years. The goal is to raise $50K by Tuesday for Tobacco Road Part II, set to reopen at 69 SW Seventh St. in Brickell. How to do it? Buy souvenirs like postcards (a pledge of $10) to cool-meet-kitschy coasters (set of four, $65).