Jetset Report

Miami Heat

Satiate your spring fever with Symcha’s, a red-hot new date spot in Miami Beach. Exuding romance with raw wooden beams, stone walls and crystal chandeliers, this romantic little restaurant is a stone’s throw from the beach and even has a library lounge ideal for sipping a crisp glass of Malbec or some pear prosecco. Meanwhile, chef Joshua Wahler (who whipped up a storm on FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen) is serving up a serious fusion of cuisine, blending New American with a traditional Steakhouse, all infused with an Asian flair.

High Sea Luxury

Offering chartered boats for up to 13 people, Cayman Luxury Charters in the Cayman Islands is an ideal way to explore the Caribbean in high style. Snorkel through Stingray City, stroll the white-sand beaches or take a spin on the wave runners, water skis or wakeboards. Charters include your own captain and crew, as well as fresh fruit and light snacks. Fishing charters include everything from bait to tackle to help you catch the big one. And don’t worry, you can refresh before you head shoreside in the air-conditioned galley complete with two bedrooms, two baths and a large shower.

Crocodile Rocks

Why should women have all the frivolous fun when it comes to luggage? Snap up this sophisticated ditty case (pictured) from Brooks Brothers crafted from genuine crocodile skin—it’s sure to spruce up your packing process. Featuring a robust brown hue, brass hardware, a zip top and Italian craftsmanship, this is one bag you’ll never want to leave behind.  For those short trips you can pack your ditty case and other essentials into a handsome Brooks Brothers crocodile weekender travel bag. If crocodile is not your style of reptile, the luxe retailer’s glazed alligator travel bag may be more to your liking. Both bags come with handle and detachable shoulder strap for comfort, convenience and style.

Vintage Glamour

Sleek, shining and decidedly different is the new bar, The Bedford, inside Chicago’s Wicker Park. Tucked into a circa 1925 bank vault, you can channel your retro-fabulous self amid gleaming marble and the steel sheen of the enormous vault door that guards nothing these days but high-end cocktails and bar food. Early on, sip a signature Bedford Bramble with Encanto Pisco, blackberry and ginger beer, and a few hand-harvested oysters. Late-night nibbles (served until 2 a.m.) include wild boar sausage and deviled eggs. Drop a line to Marshall Mering to book a private party for up to 60 guests.