Factoid: Celebrities love Faena Hotel Miami Beach. And those who have kids are surely planning on attending the property’s Beach & Barbecue event for July 4, from noon to 4 p.m. Leave your high heels and fancy duds at home while you partake in fun and games with the kidlets. Festivities include prizes, face painting, glitter tattoos, patriotic T-shirt creations and more. Adults will be able to appreciate lounging under Faena’s signature red umbrellas while listening to live music by the Spam Allstars – the nine-piece hip hop, Latin, funk, and electronica band. Guests will enjoy an asado at Los Fuegos, including four courses from Chef Francis Mallmann’s signature menu, along with unlimited house wines, mimosas and Absolut Elyx bloody marys. Activities provided for children from ages 4-12 years old. Reserved beach chairs for adults for the day. Tickets: $150 for adults, $55 for children. Book here.
Stuck working while friends post Facebook pics of exotic lands? OPI has got your number: Six limited-edition nail lacquers that scream vacation even if you’re logging endless hours in your cubicle. We love all the sun- and sky-drenched colors of the Retro Summer 2016, but our fave has to be the flirty, sunny throwback yellow called Towel Me About It. $10. Dillard’s. ULTA. http://opi.com/#o3SIA2eJ4MWayoHx.97
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Fleeps are flip-flops that both look and feel good. The cute and colorful sandals feature an adjustable cross-ankle strap, smooth-finish toe thong and a lightweight shock-absorbent sole, perfect for strolling after a long day in the waves. Bonus: 10 percent of every pair sold goes to providing funding to further women’s education. $38. http://fleeps.com