Attention, earthlings: Your children need not suffer gaudy swimwear with a galactic proportion of neon and sequins. An alternative has washed up from Planet Sea.
The Miami-designed brand (inspired by and made in Brazil) has introduced its first entirely black-and-white collection of maillots and bikinis (sizes infant-teen), cover-ups, and flip-flops. Flattering but not flashy, the suits are soft, chlorine resistant, and partially made of recycled materials. Plus, they don’t pill and fray.
You’ll be over the moon for the style with a peace-symbol pattern. But because prices on every piece have been lowered 25 to 30 percent this season, you’ll want to spread the love around.
That’s out of this world.
Available at The Red Apple, 7283 Southwest 57th Avenue, South Miami (305-669-6899); Aleren, 8239 Southwest 124th Street (786-430-6000 or aleren.com).
Amelia Bedelia Just Can’t Get It Right
What: The Friendly Learning Theatre Company presents a skit about the goofy maid who means well but does everything wrong.
Why: Bedelia there or Bedelia square.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.
Where: Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., Miami Beach (305-535-4219).
Family Movie Night
What: Take a blanket or chair, hit the concession stand, and watch a flick under the stars.
Why: No winter blues here.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Town Center Park, 17200 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Info at 305-792-1706.
Hidden Boutique for Tots
What: An arty eyewear shop stocks a back room with Barns organic layette, Kaiya Eve pettiskirts, Little Fox tees, Rowdy Sprout onesies, and Havaianas sandals.
Why: Shhh … don’t tell.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: I on the District, 120 NE 40th St. (305-573-9400).
Photo: Courtesy of Planet Sea