Shiny, sparkly people

Kim Kardashian, Ke$ha and Cee Lo Green are big fans of local jewelry designer Charles Albert who just launched a new line this month called Alchemia, which features an innovative metal that simulates the appearance of 18K gold. The inspiration for Alchemía’s color palette is derived from nature’s organic beauty. From vivid pinks and bright purples inspired by the tropical flowers of Brazil to The collection is comprised of numerous stones, such as opal, turquoise, pearls, quartz, blue topaz, agate, amethyst, kyanite and obsidian.

Other cool stuff we’re checking out this week:

WALL at W South Beach has launched its custom designed iPhone application. The new feature was created to speed up the process by which guests connect to the club. The new allows clubgoers to submit table reservations directly to VIP hosts, view upcoming DJ lineups within a 30-day time period, sync future events to personal calendars and view photos from past parties at the lounge and share them with friends. As an exclusive perk to its users, guests will receive advance ticket sale notifications for special events including New Year’s Eve and Winter Music Conference. Additionally, club-goers actively using the application will be given insider information on private parties taking place at the venue as well as how to gain entry to sold out performances by international DJs. Download the free at


Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe will open its doors Thursday at 2518 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. The trendy shop provides traditional barber services including luxury haircuts, English-style straight-razor shaves, beard trims, mini-facials and nail grooming as the centerpiece of the experience. With a spotlight on a comfortable atmosphere and VIP treatment, Sloane Square offers its customers complimentary cocktail or beverage, hot towel and shoulder massage with every haircut.

 Emmy-winning TV personality and renowned fashion expert Jill Martin, along with fashion stylist Dana Ravich, will be teaming up with NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) to celebrate the launch of their new style guide, I Have Nothing To Wear: A Painless 12-Step Program to Declutter Your Life So You Never Have to Say This Again! The fashion event takes place 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Nordstrom, 4310 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Grab a cocktail and learn how to declutter your closet, dress your body type and other style secrets that will have you looking like your favorite celebs, without the price tag.



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