The Weekend Guide

st. regis bal harbour resort!

Opulent, isn’t it?

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
What: The luxe hotel brand debuts with 307 residences and 243 guest rooms, including a 2,800-square-foot presidential suite on the 24th floor. (Check out the mirrored lobby.)
Why: Foodies should savor J&G Grill, helmed by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; beauty buffs can escape to Remède Spa with sauna and steam rooms.
When: Opens today.
Where: 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour (305-993-3300).

Speed Dating at 8 Oz. Burger Bar
What: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Cupid needs something to point his arrow at. Squeeze multiple minidates into two hours.
Why: Thirsty Thursday $12 Kona pitchers help conversations flow.
When: Tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 1080 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Info at 305-423-9398. Tickets ($20) online at insensemiami.com or at the door ($50).

Miami Jewish Film Festival
What: The nine-day fest of international films kicks off with British comedy Reuniting the Rubins, a flick about guilt, family, and holidays.
Why: Docs, dramas, and slice-of-life features (Music of Remembrance: the Boys of Terezin, Mabul) as well as an evening with Israeli director Dani Menkin (Dolphin Boy; Je T’Aime, I Love You Terminal).
When: Sat.-Jan. 29. Schedule online at miamijewishfilmfestival.com.
Where: Locations vary. Tickets (general admission, $11) at 888-585-3456 or online at miamijewishfilmfestival.com.

International Chocolate Festival
What: Test samples; take a cacao plant-focused tour; and chat with chocolatiers, chefs, and experts.
Why: Lectures, chocolate yoga, and hot cocoa.
When: Fri.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). Tickets ($25) at the door.

Voya Organic Seaweed Leaf Envelopment
Detox skin with 120 minutes of exfoliation; seaweed leaf cocooning (for toning and firming); scalp massage and hair masque; and face, body, and eye moisturizer application.
Why: New year, new you, new spa offering.
When: Daily, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: The Spa at The Setai, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (305-520-6900).

Photo: Michael Weber / Courtesy of St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort 

9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
2001 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
8 Oz. Burger Bar
1080 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156