The Italian food served at MC Kitchen the Design District's new restaurant, does two things simultaneously: it adds a modern, thoughtful twist to traditional dishes and serves a comforting, familiar meal. The space is beautiful and with its gold hued glow, fits in perfectly with its upscale neighbors. Dena Marino is the M in MC and the genius behind this modern Italian cuisine. Her husband Marcus leads their bar program. On tap, plenty of Dogfish Head and coming soon a bevy of carefully curated cocktails. Must not miss: Whipped Roasted Squashed Filled Burrata, Artichoke Heart Bruschetta, Oven Roasted Langostines. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for dos or a group gathering, we loved MC Kitchen. And we're happy to welcome another stellar chef to the Design District. 

This past Friday afternoon, Craig Robins moderated one of Design Miami/'s Design Talks. Craig the founder and mastermind behind the Miami Design District interviewed the multi-talented artist, designer, and entrpreneur, Pharrell Williams. Just as the event was wrapping up there was one more question from the crowd and there appeared Mr. West. Yes, Kanye West posed the day's last question and a few moments later, photographer Terry Richardson showed up and was essentially the cherry on top of the starpowered stir. 

Deep breath. We've been told many are beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed by the plethora of events stacking up in their calendars. One simple game plan? Check out the Buena Vista building in the Design District. The Buena Vista is playing host to several exhibitions and below we've listed some of our favorites:

As much as we love the many art and design exhibits around town we also love a good party. And here are some of our favorite bashes popping up this week. These aren't the small or quiet parties. These are four of our favorite extravaganzas! 

Traffic is one of the few downsides of this week of art and culture. Fortuntely, some brilliant minds have tried to alleviate the situation by providing complimentary mass transit aka shuttle service.