The Good Life

COS Expands

COS, the modern London-based fashion label, has followed its first South Florida store in the Design District with a second store at Aventura Mall. COS is known for core wardrobe essentials with updated, timeless looks. Its new AW18 collection is inspired by both architecture and nature. cosstores.com

Brewing Buddha

Brothers Cassidy and Jordan Athos are turning out some of Miami-Dade County’s most interesting coffees in a Pinecrest shopping center. Think of flavors such as pistachio, lavender and smoky s’mores.

“We’ve been called mad scientists of coffee,” Cassidy Athos says. The brothers’ Brewing Buddha also churns out sweet plantain lattes, coconut cupcake cappuccinos and black coconut coffee infused with activated charcoal. brewingbuddha.com

Private Dining at Shooters

Shooters Waterfront, which a few years ago transformed its bar, dining and outdoor spaces, is getting further and further away from its wild past with an elegant private dining space. The 6,000-square-foot upstairs room overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway can host as many as 175 people. The space features more than 25 hanging “molten spider” glass lighting fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows. Shooters also has added 16- and 24-seat conference rooms. shooterswaterfront.com

The Highclere Smoke

Get in the mood for the “Downton Abbey” exhibition with Highclere Castle Cigars, which were developed in collaboration with the eighth Earl of Carnarvon, owner of the setting for the PBS series. The cigars are hand-rolled in Estelí, Nicaragua, and have a Connecticut-shade wrapper and Criollo and Corojo tobaccos from the volcanic soils of Jalapa, Guatemala, and the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua. The cigars are $217 to $290 for a box of 20. foundationcigarcompany.com

‘Downton Abbey’ Exhibition

Devotees of the British historical drama “Downton Abbey” can get an inside look at the TV series during “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” running through April 22 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The exhibition connects fans to their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, and showcases exclusive footage. CityPlace, which has residences, shops, restaurants and bars, is close to the Brightline station for those making the trek from Miami-Dade and Broward counties.


What’s Brewing in Boca

Crazy Uncle Mike’s is a new brewery in Boca Raton. Brewmaster Corey Wilson brings years of brewing and managing experience to the table, creatively using an eclectic blend of Florida ingredients and international flavors in his custom brews. Beer lovers will be delighted by two of his standouts: Buddhas Hand & Yuzu Wit-style ale and Café con Leche stout. crazyunclemikes.com

Kevin Gale
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