The Good Life

McLaren’s Super Car

British carmaker McLaren has come out with its fastest model yet—the 250 mph Speedtail. It can go from zero to 186 mph in 12.8 seconds. A hybrid powertrain sits within a lightweight carbon-fiber body whose design is reminiscent of sleek streamliners that once set world speed records, says CEO Mike Flewitt. Only 106 of the $2.24 million models will be produced and all have been reserved.

Plascencia 1865

The Plasencia family has long been a giant in the cigar industry. It started growing cigars in Cuba in 1865 and now harvests tobacco on more than 3,000 acres in Central America and produces more than 35 million handmade cigars each year. Usually, the cigars are made under contract for major brands, but the company now has the Plasencia 1865 distribution center in Miami to emphasize its own brands. They include Alma Fuerte, Alma del Campo, Reserva Original, Reserva 1898 and Cosecha 146.

Stefano Ricci opens

Florentine fashion house Stefano Ricci has arrived in South Florida with a 2,200-square-foot boutique at 120 NE 39th St. in the Miami Design District. The shop has a wide selection of Italian-made products, including classic and casual menswear, sportswear, accessories, leather goods, cufflinks and items for homes and yachts. nt

Florida Style

Sydney Evan has pieces that embody Florida style, whether it’s a tennis racket with a diamond ball or Monstera leaf pendants and earrings. For nature lovers, there’s a gold-and-diamond butterfly necklace or snake earrings with ruby eyes. Retailers include Neiman Marcus, Saks, King Jewelers and boutiques at The Breakers in Palm Beach and Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.

Fusion on the beach

Chef Kevin Baker is bringing the flavors of his homeland of Jamaica and other Caribbean nations to Steelpan in Fort Lauderdale. Think of jerk chicken and dumplings, guava-braised short ribs and baked snapper wrapped in banana leaves. The new indoor/outdoor restaurant was scheduled to open in December at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is at Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale Beach boulevards.

Swimwear from Down Under

A lot of swimwear may look great on models, but what about the rest of us? Jets Swimwear, which hails from Sydney, Australia, says it is inspired by confident and sophisticated real women who are picky about fit, fabric and garment structure. Retailers include Neiman Marcus.

Kevin Gale
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