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R & R poolside.

REMINISCE
$19.39 Lunch at National Hotel
What:
The art deco palace pays tribute to the year it opened with a summer lunch special.
Why: A buffet of sustainable organic produce, imported and domestic cheeses and charcuterie, fresh seafood, reduced valet parking, and access to the pool and beach.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Mon.-Thurs., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-532-2311).

RIDE
Pop-Up Urban Picnic at Kiehl’s
What:
See celebs (John Corbett, Jason Lee) hop on their hogs to kick off a nine-day motorcycle ride for AMFAR; enjoy lunch on the lawn courtesy of chef Robyn Almodovar.
Why: Pose for pics in the Capture Pod and score 15 percent off all Kiehl’s products.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 832 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-531-0404).

SHOP
Lola James Trunk Show
What:
The Miami accessories company introduces its latest collection.
Why: Shine on, you crazy diamond.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-938-3000).

DRAW
VanArts Pixar Artists’ Masterclass
What:
Feeling sketchy? Pixar pros land in Miami to teach animation in a two-day class geared toward both budding and established artists.
Why: Be the next Walt Disney.
When: Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-674-1040). Sign up ($499) at register.beanstream.com.

SAVOR
Fairchild International Mango Festival
What:
Sample juicy fruit, observe cooking demonstrations, buy trees, and bid in the world’s only mango auction.
Why: It’s ripe with opportunity.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). Tickets ($25) at the door.

WEAR
White Bear Baubles
What:
Local artisan Lindsay Bleier transforms lace and tassels into hand-painted accessories such as dangly earrings and ombre charm necklaces.
Why: Nautical-themed pieces for summer kitsch.
When: It’s time to give your spiked bits a break.
Where: Available at etsy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of National Hotel

LOCATIONS
832 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-0404
1677 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-2311
2201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-938-3000
1040 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-674-1040 ext. 2
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156
305-667-1651
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