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CONTENTS FEELING GROOVY APRIL 2016
82 OLIVIA MAKES HER MARK Olivia Munn is all about the work, from her TV roles to this month’s turn as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse.
88 PAYING IT FORWARD These 6 Miamians have got the right stuff, from their special talents to success in their respective fields.
98 DISCONNECT & RECHARGE
When you can’t actually travel to get away, escape to a fabulous spa. In South Florida, you’ve got your pick.
106 MOM’S THE BOMB So make sure the gift is good this year when Mother’s Day rolls around.
114 ART SPEAKS Sculptor John Raimondi designed his new home to reflect his lifelong passion for collecting art.
128 FEELIN’ GROOVY Stay on trend while channeling your inner hippie this spring.
Silk dress by All Saints; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Vintage feather necklace at C. Madeleine’s, North Miami Beach. Leather boot covers by Hippy Heart; at Hippy Heart Fashion Gallery.
38 EDITOR’S LETTER 40 WHAT’S TRENDING 42 EDITOR’S PICKS 53 AVENTURIST JEWELRY BOX 53 Go for the gold when picking pretty presents this Mother’s Day.
HOT SHEET 54 Dirty Dancing hits the Broward Center; Gucci and Givenchy come to Aventura Mall; and more.
LOCAL COLOR 58
“Sinatra: An American Icon” fascinates fans of the legendary crooner at HistoryMiami.
Clean, contemporary shapes add the right refresh to your spring décor.
THE MIX 62
BOOK BAG The reimagining of classic literature.
ROCKS STARS A toast to spring.
SIDE DISH Hallandale’s Blue Bar & Grill.
DINING GUIDE Drink, eat and repeat.
FUNCTION & STYLE 60
REAL ESTATE Parque Platinum in Sunny Isles Beach.
SOCIAL STUDIES Out and about and seen on the scene.
IN CLOSING Celebrities weigh in on motherhood.
A new (yummy) healthy juice; PS Dept. is your own personal shopping app; and more.
DRIVE TIME 68 Steve Siler reviews the 2016 Audi S8 Plus.
THE LAST WORDY 74 Maria Tettamanti reveals her lusts and musts for Spring.
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Diamond Girl I love April. Not just because it’s my birthday month and my birthstone is a diamond—that really has nothing to do with it (if it were up to me, my birthstone would be Italian leather). There’s just something about the month that, even though we barely notice a change in the weather, totally screams spring. And while the season officially begins in March, and that’s the month we start coveting the spring readyto-wear, bags and makeup collections, and dealing with spring break (those of us with students in the house, anyway), April is the month that makes me think of flowers, birds, white clothing and beautiful days. Even if it’s all in my head, I enjoy the idea that April is all about the spring thing. As for the magazine, the April issue represents to me the vehicle for showcasing Mother’s Day gifts—we don’t
wait until May, because we like to have plenty of time to get these things done, and we’re nothing if not efficient. From the trinkets in the “Jewelry Box” section to the original ideas we’ve put together in our gift guide on page 106, you’re bound to find something special for the lady you honor on this day, whether it’s your own mama, grandmother, godmother, wife, girlfriend or bestie. And then there are our “power players,” six of the smartest, coolest, bestat-what-they do Miamians. Maybe reading their stories will give you the inspiration to start something new and fresh with the start of this season. Our fashion spread
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this month, “Feelin’ Groovy,” embodies the spirit of freedom, happiness and relaxation, and as always is breathtaking to behold thanks to our one and only photographic genius, Gio Alma, immensely talented fashion editor Marcela Alma, and their unmatchable team— their work continues to be more fabulous with each and every issue. Those are a few of the highlights of this issue, all upbeat and engaging; and in a political climate such as this, where our senses are being assaulted on a daily basis—all day long—with negativity of a degree that I, for one, have never experienced in my lifetime, isn’t that a welcome respite in your day? Enjoy the issue.
The Everglades are hotter than ever in this issue’s fashion spread on page 128.
WHAT’S TRENDING THIS MONTH’S POSTS, TAGS, TWEETS AND LIKES.
MOST LIKED Louis Vuitton hosted cocktails celebrating its “Objets Nomades” exhibition, a collection of travel-inspired objects. #LouisVuitton #MarcelWanders #MiamiDesignDistrict
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❱❱ Nitya Chandra’s 14K gold-plated Curve ring set with Swarovski crystals; $350, visit nityachandra.com.
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❱❱ Ivanka Trump Les Petites round pendant necklace in 18K gold with diamonds; $960, at Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale, or visit levinsonjewelers.com.
Stephanie Kantis Paris Staple earring in bronze with 24K and sterling silver plate; $345, at Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, and stephaniekantis.com.
Classique Mélia Graduated Mix rose gold bracelet with faceted round clear topaz gemstones by Anzie; $2,850, visit anzie.com, nordstrom.com or saksfifthavenue.com.
Stephanie Kantis Groove Coin ring in bronze with 24K gold plate; $245, at Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, and stephaniekantis.com.
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REVISIT THE ALLTIME CLASSIC DIRTY DANCING LIVE ON STAGE AT BROWARD CENTER.
From Screen to Stage If by some remote chance you have never seen the classic movie of the same name, here’s the scoop on Dirty Dancing: It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in the Catskill Mountains of New York with her older sister and parents. When she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing, Baby becomes mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, and she wants to get in on the scene—especially when she catches sight of resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. Cut to the chase: Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown into the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off. Re-live the drama and the romance and the amazing music and dancing live April 12-24 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by phone at 954.462.0222 or by visiting browardcenter.org.
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On the heels of St. John and 120% Lino come Givenchy and Gucci to Aventura Mall.
The fashion and luxury keeps coming to Aventura Mall, and we’re committed to keeping you informed as it does. So here’s the latest: the internationally loved fashion house Givenchy, founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, is opening this summer, while the always progressive Gucci is set to open in fall 2016. Both boutiques will be located in Nordstrom Court. This on the heels of St. John’s and 120% Lino’s recent openings, proving that this mall continues to be the place to go for high fashion. For more info, visit aventuramall.com. 54
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TIME FOR A TUNE-UP The Fit Shop launches in South Florida.
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JUST IN TIME FOR THE STEAMY SEASON, LUXURY BEACHWEAR BRAND ADRIANA DEGREAS OPENS ITS FIRST US STORE IN MIAMI. Brazilian luxury beachwear brand Adriana Degreas announced the opening of its first US shop, and guess where? Miami, natch. The brand is celebrated for its luxe offerings that transition easily from swim and beach to ready-to-wear, and the city’s newest shopping destination offers quintessential RTW and swim separates ideal for any chic beach setting, from Ipanema to St. Tropez, to Miami and beyond. The new shop will debut the Spring-Summer 2016 collection, including The Surf Club collection featuring tattoo-inspired patterns of blue and nude. Also hot now: Thai florals, mesh-detailed bikinis, hot pants and Balino caftans, and maillots with tongue-in-cheek sayings like “Plage Priveé,” “Ipanema Girl,” and “Brazilians Do it Better,” along with complementary ready-to-wear like palazzo pants, caftans, accessories like those from the designer’s collaboration with Havaianas sandals, Filu hats, Paniers straw bags from Marrakech, and glasses by Anna Karin Karlsson. Check it out at 1563 Sunset Drive, South Miami, or visit adrianadegreas.com.br.
Continuing to feed our obsession with fitness here in South Florida, The Fit Shop recently opened its doors in North Miami. A high-intensity fitness studio that incorporates a lifestyle program into one’s everyday routine, The Fit Shop’s regimen incorporates a combination of kickboxing, boot camp, align and balance, and performance training to result in a perfectly balanced workout. And unlike some of our fancier fitness centers, The Fit Shop resembles a modern auto shop (to play off the idea that one’s body function operates similarly to that of a car). Small group classes are offered seven days a week and personal training programs intended to provide members with individualized workouts are also available. Cool factor: In an effort to raise fitness awareness at a young age, The Fit Shop offers children’s workout classes that take place simultaneously on the Body Shop floor. 2066 NE 155th St., North Miami; for information, visit thefitshopnmb.com.
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HOME FURNISHINGS PIONEER FOR THREE DECADES, ADDISON HOUSE HAS MAINTAINED ITS REPUTATION FOR TOP-QUALITY HOME FURNISHINGS BACKED UP WITH CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.
By John Buchanan Addison House, a well-established purveyor of stylish home furnishings that operates three stores in Miami and will soon debut a fourth in the Miami Design District, has built its formidable reputation on a simple foundation: highquality products from the world’s top manufacturers, sold at reasonable prices and supported by exceptional service.
“Our guiding philosophy has always been to offer a large selection of very well designed, high-style furniture at great prices. We represent more than 100 of the best furniture manufacturers in the world, primarily from Europe, Brazil and Indonesia. Two of our key brands, Missoni and Kartell, are among the finest furniture manufacturers in Italy. We have also introduced our own brand, Addison House Private Label. The furniture is manufactured for us by several top manufacturers from Italy and elsewhere. Our specialty is artfully coordinated pieces for every room in the home, as well as outdoors. We also offer a very broad selection of furniture in every category, such as living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as outdoor, lighting and home-office.” Max Alcalay (left) and Alberto Camhi.
Co-owner Max Alcalay immigrated to South Florida from his native Colombia in the early 1980s and opened his first store several years later. Almost 20 years ago, Alberto Camhi, also from Colombia, joined the company as Alcalay’s partner. Today, he serves as vice president and chief financial officer. Next year, the duo will celebrate their 30th anniversary in business. Two years ago, the company branched out and opened an Addison Kids store just down the street from its main showroom in Aventura. Addison Kids specializes in furniture for children aged 8-15. The company also operates a store in Doral. Late this year, Addison House will open a new store in the thriving Miami Design District. “We have also partnered with a number of high-end developers in South Florida to be the exclusive providers of furnishings for their model homes and clients,” says founder Max Alcalay. “As part of that, we are offering high-end furniture packages that make it easy for them to furnish and move into their new condos or homes.” And later this year, Addison House will begin selling furniture via its website. Addison House’s main store and showroom are located at 2850 NE 187th St., Aventura. A second store is located at 5201 NW 77th Avenue, Doral. Addison Kids is located at 2782 NE 187th St., Aventura. For more information, call 305.640.2400 or visit addisonhouse.com.
What other factors make Addison House unique? “Another thing that sets us apart is our service. We handle the client’s needs from beginning to end. We do all of our own purchasing. We do not purchase through a third party, so we know our suppliers personally and we know what we are getting. We also import our own furniture in our own containers. When it arrives, we inspect it ourselves. And by doing all that, we have exceptional quality control. And then, when it’s time to deliver the furniture, we deliver it in our own trucks. We do not use a third party delivery company. That means that we control the entire process ourselves, from the time we place the order with the manufacturer to the time the furniture is delivered to our customers. We also have a number of employees who have been with us for more than twenty years, so they know our business and our furniture inside and out. That makes us very unique and allows us to provide unparalleled service.”
What is your message to prospective new customers? “The most important thing for new customers to understand is the quality of the furniture we offer. The furniture business is very competitive and we have faced a lot of tough competition over the years. The reason we have remained successful is that our competition has often been from companies that purchase their furniture from places like China. Their furniture looks like ours, to the untrained eye, but it is not of the same quality as ours. We always strive to sell the best furniture you can find at a reasonable price.”
Q&A with Max Alcalay, president and CEO of Addison House
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SIMPLE BEAUTY CLEAN, CONTEMPORARY SHAPES ADD THE RIGHT REFRESH TO YOUR SPRING DÉCOR.
AN UPSTANDING PIECE Tonal geometric forms pattern this multifaceted Triad Cabinet/art piece by Ceci Thompson, crafted of acacia veneer over wood with black powder-coated iron legs and housing three shelves; $449, at CB2.com.
BRIGHT IDEA The Hull light fixture comes in a range of finishes, including Antique Brass, Black, Blackened Pewter, Bronze, Hammered Black and White; $3,080, at urbanelectricco.com.
BRAZILIAN ACCENT This made-inBrazil accent chair of reforested Eucalyptus wood can be upholstered in any fabric, including eco leather and leather; at Herval Furniture, Miami, or visit hervalusa.com.
GET HIGH Take relaxation to a dramatic level with El Dorado Furniture’s Kingdom Accent Chair featuring a tufted high back with gimp trim atop tapered wooden legs; $799, visit livbyeldorado.com.
SPECIAL VESSELS White glazed porcelain is accented with a sliver of neutral in the Litton Short and Litton Tall vases; $24.95 and $49.95, at Crate and Barrel, Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, and crateandbarrel.com.
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WILHELMINA MODELS LAUNCHES #WILLYSCOUTS.
One of the most prominent talent and model management agencies in the world, Wilhelmina Models, has launched #WillyScouts on social media, opening up the possibility for new talent everywhere to be represented by the agency. Discovered fresh faces will join a roster that includes models such as Instagrammers extraordinaire Soo Joo Park (357,000 followers), Danielle Knudsen (261,000 followers) and Rocky Barnes (with 729,000 followers), along with artists such as Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes to name a few. “In an era where social media is an extraordinary influence in this industry, we were already finding amazing talent through Instagram,” says Wilhelmina CEO Bill Wackermann. “We are excited to launch #WillyScouts in order to allow women and men globally to submit directly to our talented scouts as well.” So if you want to get discovered, get started upping your selfie game. 62
Fashion mobile PS Dept. is one of the first high-end fashion mobile app PS Dept. apps to create and use is all about chat-based commerce. your personal Their personal shoppers can locate hard-to-find items, experience. and the buying experience for the customer feels as attentive and special as a store visit—without the trip. Founded in NYC by industry vet Michelle Goad and tech exec Wolf Klinker in 2012, the app is redefining shopping for the busy modern woman, offering each her own super-connected stylist who can get her access to anything in the luxury fashion world. That’s because PS Dept. has over 10,000 representatives nationwide who are pinged when customers submit style inquiries. "Hello!" You can interact directly with your own personal shopper through a messaging service, which then connects with one of their 110+ retail partners— like Valentino, Fendi, Dior, Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Theory—to request the item. It’s the best of the new wave of e-commerce via chat is taking over both tech world and the fashion market. For more information, visit psdept.com.
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Smooshies Candy & Toys is more than just a store—it’s an experience.
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If you’ve been tempted to get on the juicing train (you’re late, for one thing) and have been put off thus far by the greenness of it all, here’s your answer: WTRMLN WTR. Not only is it a beautiful shade of, well, watermelon, it’s absolutely delish (ask everyone in our office who devoured our supply in a matter of minutes), it’s pure (nothing but cold-pressed watermelon flesh and rind) and it’s got a list of selling points beyond the great taste. For example: • It’s the perfect “pre-game” elixir before events to help hydrate and reduce hangovers • It acts as a diuretic (read: eliminates bloat) • It lowers blood pressure • It cools the body • It’s packed with good stuff, like potassium, Citruline and Lycopene • It’s low-sugar and low-cal and an excellent source of Vitamins A and C Oh, and did we mention it’s a fave of celeb stylists due to the benefits to the skin and detoxifying elements helping de-puff the face and body, all necessary processes before a red-carpet event? That alone should have you hitting Whole Foods to pick up your supply tout de suite. To learn more, visit wtrmlnwtr.com.
The kids will be out of school soon—but even before summer vacation, there’s always that weekend dilemma of how to entertain them. Enter Smooshies: a toy store, ice cream and coffee shop all rolled into one colorful, crazy good time. Kids can indulge in a cup of nitrogen ice cream or dig into handpicked toys and eye-catching varieties of candy they won’t find in other stores, while parents sip on an espresso and awaken their inner child with exciting discoveries. With a location in Key Biscayne (260 Crandon Blvd., Unit 27, Key Biscayne), across from The Shops at Sunset Place (5738 Sunset Dr., South Miami) and a flagship store opening soon in Coconut Grove (3413 Main Highway), Smooshies was recently tapped by Yellow Pages as one of ten innovative new businesses to watch in the US. The business is the brainchild of Gigi Alibhai, who grew up in Cuba, where her mother, a political prisoner for several years, worked at a candy factory and often brought home sweet and colorful toys she had sculpted with her own hands using leftover candy. Although young Gigi was tempted to eat them, these were her only toys, so she resisted. Now a successful South Florida entrepreneur and mother of three, Gigi’s story has come full circle with the creation of Smooshies, a name her daughter coined to describe her two irresistibly cute brothers. (And isn’t it fun to say “Smooshies”, especially with a mouth full of gummy bears?) To visit the nearest Smooshies or for more information (they do birthday parties, too), visit smooshies.com.
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JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR your face ORDERED Give and your spirits It’s spring refresh time—so maybe an instant lift, no you’re scheduling your Botox surgery necessary. appointment, or teeth whitening, or your eyelash extension refills. But there’s more out there that can help lift your spirits—literally—than you may realize. Just ask Dr. Mark Nestor, director of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement in Aventura. “Many patients often complain of looking older because of sagginess in the mid-face and jowl areas as well as excess sagginess and fat in the neck area,” he says. “Traditional treatments include surgery and, in some patients, injectable fillers. But there are now other options.” Dr. Nestor says that his practice is one of the first in the country to offer a new, FDA-approved treatment called InstaLift. “The procedure involves the painless introduction of absorbable sutures that act as suspensions to lift the mid-face and jowl areas. It takes 45 minutes in the office and entails minimal downtime. Patients are very excited about the immediate results, which can be long-lasting.” Even better news: The InstaLift procedure can easily be combined with other minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures, such as the Thermi Injectable RF, which can remove fat under the chin and tighten the skin of the neck and submental area. “It is minimally invasive and can both melt away fat as well as tighten and rejuvenate the skin,” he notes. For information on these and other procedures, call 305.933.6716. or visit marknestormd.com.
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IT DOES PLAY A ROLE NOT JUST IN ACADEMICS, BUT IN SHAPING THE CHARACTER OF OUR CHILDREN, ACCORDING TO ST. LAWRENCE SCHOOL.
“In the ever-complicated world we live in, one thing is certain: Catholic schools form a strong foundation for life,” says Dian Hyatt, principal of St. Lawrence School in North Miami Beach. “Teaching faith in schools allows students to understand the deeper meaning of life. [It] is not just learning about who God is or reciting prayers, it’s about providing the opportunity for students to learn about being humble and charitable and showing forgiveness, kindness, and tolerance.” In this day and age, those traits probably ought to be considered general ed requirements. As a testament, the success rates of the school are significantly high, which is also a result of the teaching staff. “Our teachers, who are fully certified, develop engaging lessons with differentiated instruction that help each child reach their highest academic potential,” says Hyatt. “Our school not only challenges our students to grow academically through our challenging curriculum, but we also take pride that our students learn in an environment where character development is taught. They’re extremely successful not only during their enrollment at St. Lawrence School, but also in their future endeavors. They consistently attain high awards in academic competitions. Many of our alumni continue to shine academically in Catholic high schools and magnet programs, earning scholarships to state and Ivy League universities and going on to serve in professional careers such as medicine, law, teaching, and engineering, among other financial endeavors and businesses. St. Lawrence School builds a strong foundation for success in life.” For more information, visit stlaw.org. 66
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Luxury, wrıt fast THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WITH THE 2016 AUDI S8 PLUS. By Steve Siler
The S8 Plus features comprehensive performance upgrades from the brand’s flagship A8 sedan, among them the 605-hp engine, beefier wheels and tires, and carbon ceramic brakes.
From the rear seat of the 2016 Audi S8 Plus—which is where I am writing this review, incidentally—you would never know what this grand luxury car is really about. From my perforated, diamond-stitched black leather perch, the S8 spoils in typical flagship German luxury sedan fashion. I fritter away with my laptop connected to the car’s WiFi hotspot, having left the S8’s 605-hp V-8 running to meet the energy needs of the moment. These “needs” basically involve supplying power to 19 B&O speakers for my chill music, pushing a steady stream of 68-degree air through the car’s ventilation system, and repeatedly raising and lowering the rear window shades when my inner 5-year-old wants to push buttons. Vastly overqualified for such meager tasks, the twin-turbo V-8 idles with velvety smoothness I reckon that of its 605 horsepower, at least 604 remain in the stable. Based on Audi’s flagship A8 sedan, the S8 Plus is basically Audi’s most decadent chariot writ fast. It receives comprehensive performance upgrades including a tighter suspension, beefier wheels and tires, and available exotic, carbon ceramic brakes. And of course, the aforementioned engine is a tour de force; its 605 horsepower output for 2016 represents an 85 horsepower
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increase over 2015 (hence the “Plus” in its name), outmuscling the Porsche Panamera Turbo S by 35 horsepower and falling just 11 horsepower shy of the Bentley Flying Spur’s 12-cylinder. And while we rarely bring performance figures into our reviews, Audi’s stunning claims of its 0–60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds and stratospheric 190 mph top speed are relevant and remarkable for a big saloon like this. And indeed, the S8 feels fast. Ridiculously fast. One firm stab of the gas pedal can knock loosely worn hats off one’s head; floor it and you may emboss an imprint of your body into the seatback for posterity. Driven mildly, however, the S8 comports itself with A8-like composure. Its attitude can change from pillowy smoothness to firm and eager, depending on the driver’s selection among its customizable engine, suspension, and steering systems. The carbon ceramic brakes were occasionally grabby around town, but with its mind-bending acceleration, cruise-missile accuracy at high speeds and an exhaust note that ranges from a deep, muted burble during mellow drives to a proud baritone bellow at full throttle, the S8’s driving experience cannot be described as anything less than incredible. So the S8 is a bona fide badass. Yet, Audi kept it classy in appearance, refraining from gratuitous flash. A more angular front fascia, widened door sills and a rear air diffuser in the bumper with a quartet of fat exhaust tips are subtle differentiators between the S8 and its softer brethren, while its lowered suspension and large, 21-inch wheels give it a more planted stance, too. That said, only seasoned Audi-philes are likely to notice the difference. Our press car, however, came kitted with everything Audi had to make it look aggressive, including carbon fiber on the mirrors and elsewhere, blackout window and grille trim, smoked taillamps, gloss black tailpipes and black painted
wheels with machined spokes. And a coat of matte silver paint made the body panels look like aluminum (which under the paint, they actually are). While performance is its calling card, the S8 remains every bit as luxurious as the A8. Its sybaritic delights are innumerable, but among them are certain S8-specific items like the black faux suede-like roof liner, sport steering wheel and gray-faced gauges. Material quality reflects its six-figure price, with copious amounts of high quality leather, gleaming brushed aluminum panels, and in our tester, piano black console and gear shift trim that could serve a Steinway well. Our tester also came with optional carbon fiber “tweed” trim with subtle red threads that matched the red stitching on the seats, adding some edge to the interior décor whilst remaining in good taste. And while the S8’s delightful rear seat has proven eminently inspiring for this review, I admit that I’d rather be in one of the 22-way heated/cooled front seats enjoying a massage. Upon reflection, perhaps I should have written this story from the driver’s seat. After all, the S8’s raison d’être is not to coddle rear-seat VIPs but rather to provide automotive luxury at the highest level, with a driving experience to match. And for large luxury sleds like the S8, the driving experience doesn’t get much better than this.
ABOVE: Optional carbon fiber “tweed” trim matching the red stitching on the upholstery lends a subtle, sophisticated touch.
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IN CASE YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH Olivia Munn, here’s a little background: She was born in Oklahoma City, to a Chinese mother and a father who is American, of English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She majored in journalism at the University of Oklahoma, and minored in Japanese and dramatic arts.... But wait. That’s probably not the kind of background that would interest you about this exotic-looking, smart, talented TV and movie star. It may, however, interest you to know that she was once a Daily Show correspondent, starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the 2011 film I Don’t Know How She Does It, and was one of the cast members of the acclaimed HBO series The Newsroom. Of late, she starred as a Miami policewoman with Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2, had a cameo in Zoolander 2, and this month will be showing off her hard-won superhero physique in Marvel’s X-Men: Apocalypse, in which she plays the telepathic, telekinetic, blade-wielding mutant Psylocke. “She’s a little scary,” 82
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her choice and it didn’t matter to her... What’s always mattered for Psylocke, I think, is how strong she is, how smart she is, how lethal she is...what she looked like had no bearing on how strong she was.” Maybe so, but—that costume. It even ended up trending on social media recently. “It’s not so much that the costume is sexy, it’s that the character of Psylocke in all the comic books was drawn in a way that [it] is more revealing,” Munn told Refinery 29. “But the thing that I always loved about Psylocke is that even though she was drawn a certain way, she always had substantive plotlines, so it didn’t really matter what she was wearing.” Next up for Munn: producing a pilot about a 1970s female sportscaster through her CBS Studios production company. “It’s my production company’s first show that we sold. I won’t be starring in it—we have to find the cast—but I’m really excited about that. I sold that show, and I just sold a comedy,” she says. “One of the first things I did when I got the production company with CBS Studios was go to back to my friends from G4, producers and writers who I know are so talented and creative, but just have never had that opportunity and that door open for them in that way. I know how genius and brilliant they are because they helped give me my entire career.” And a career girl she is, having followed her mother’s advice: Never marry a guy and just become somebody’s wife. “Growing up, my mom always told my sisters and me that you have to be your own person and make a name for yourself,” Munn says. “Never settle for being somebody else’s something.” And she’s making that work for her.
Munn has said, describing her character. “She has no problem battling and killing. I love how strong she is.” One could say the same about Munn. After graduating from college, she was briefly a college women’s basketball reporter for Fox, but acting was her dream, and in 2004 —armed with a manual titled An Actor’s Guide to Moving to Hollywood—she drove herself from Oklahoma to California to pursue it. You’d never know this is a girl who admits to having major anxiety. She’s learned how to cope with it like a champion—thanks, in part, to a group of close, empathetic friends; her boyfriend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers; the couple’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; and exercise, which Munn admits she once hated until undergoing hypnosis. Now she can’t imagine not working out regularly. “I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania,” she told “IT’S NOT SO MUCH Refinery29 last year. “One day I told him THAT THE COSTUME I didn’t work out, and he said, ‘What do you mean?’ I replied, ‘I don’t know. IS SEXY, IT’S THAT I just kind of don’t. I yo-yo.’ He said, ‘You have to! It’s good for your anxiety THE CHARACTER OF and depression.’ So during one of our PSYLOCKE IN ALL sessions, he hypnotized me. I’m not exaggerating: That was on a Friday, and THE COMIC BOOKS by Monday I was working out every day at 6 am. If I missed a session, I’d double WAS DRAWN IN up and do it the next day. Now I feel so A WAY THAT [IT] IS much stronger. I remember running up the steps one day and thinking, “This is MORE REVEALING,” strange. I could do this a hundred times and be totally OK.” That motivation came in handy during her grueling preparations for her role as Psylocke, which involved several hours a day of training. “I started at one weight, and then by the end, I was 12 pounds lighter than when I started,” Munn said. “I was doing six or seven hours a day of tae kwon do.” About Psylocke, she says, “She was always one of the most lethal characters in all of the X-Men universe, and she has what I’ve always thought to be the most coveted power. She’s telekinetic and telepathic. She has the ability to create anything with her mind and she can also read everyone’s mind. I’ve always loved that about the character. Her costume was given to her by somebody else—somebody else created that for her. So it’s not
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Paying IT Forward THEY’VE GOT THE RIGHT STUFF, FROM THEIR SPECIAL TALENTS, NURTURED BY PASSION, TO SUCCESS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS. BUT THEY’VE ALSO MASTERED THE ART OF USING THEIR GIFTS TO MAKE OTHERS’ LIVES BETTER IN VARIOUS WAYS, EVEN AS THEY LOVE WHAT THEY DO EVERY DAY.
Adriana Epelboim-Levy Architect and footwear designer for ALEPEL, a high-end leather footwear line based in Aventura that fuses fashion and architecture into unique statement pieces bearing the brand’s trademark, The Line, a rubber injection that stretches from the top of the sole to the back of the heel. HER POWER: I have no power; on the contrary, my strength comes from my sensibilities. I’m an artist by nature; everything I do has a concept, an idea, and a reason to be and to become. I create from the unexpected, using architecture to design shoes; art to transmit fashion. I would say that my power is that I create art. Building concepts, curating ideas, and telling three-dimensional stories, all the time. HOW SHE USES HER POWER FOR GOOD: I strive to combine traditional handcrafted shoe-making with modern architectural design, to create one-of-a-kind footwear that is still wearable. BEST PART OF WHAT SHE DOES: I’m able to merge my passion for design, my addiction to fashion and the craving to execute my discipline into a unique project. I’ve realized I have fallen into the perfect career; a field that gives me enough tools to portray my essence and desires in a controlled yet creative way.
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ABOUT MIAMI…. Miami’s culture mix, weather conditions and overall style have inspired many of our designs. Having the Miami women wear our shoes is a dream come true.
Elysze Held Fashion/personal stylist and shopper (visit her website at styleoutofthecity.com) who has been in the fashion industry for decades as the fashion-visual-stylist director for national chains. Today, Held says, “I style editorial layouts, fashion/trunk shows, produce style/shopping clinics—and weddings! I have a celebrity clientele, but most importantly, I am a personal stylist. I am the stylist for Deco Drive, WSVN7’s Lynn Martinez and Chris Van Vleit, and am featured in the Iris movie, shopping with style icon Iris Apfel.” HER POWER: Fashion has changed, and getting dressed, whether for work or an event, has become stressful. I remove that stress. I work with clients to individualize and personalize an exceptional wardrobe—versatile, stylish and one that works for their life, their figure and their budget. HOW SHE USES HER POWER FOR GOOD: Every year, I style and direct the “Fashion For A Cause” Fashion Show. Juwan Howard and his glam wife, Jenine, organize a huge fundraiser for The Juice Foundation, a fashion show where every model is a patient at the Sylvester Cancer Center Pediatric Unit. I am on the Board of Directors at DASH, Design & Architecture High School in the Design District, and I love their work. I have a select few interns from the fashion department, and they help at all my shows, shoots, etc.
BEST PART OF WHAT SHE DOES: With my personal styling/shopping service, I help my clients embrace their individuality enough to create their own distinctive style—I get to change the way people see themselves, and as a result, the way they look at the world. The reward is in making their world better! ABOUT MIAMI…. Miami has shown the world that a city can transform itself architecturally, culturally and stylishly. I moved here in the 80s as the Fashion Director for Lillie Rubin stores, and participated in the fashion explosion in the 90s—getting to work on fashion projects that began to put Miami on the map. With the cultural explosion of the museums, Miami City Ballet, Arsht Center, and especially Art Basel, as well as the phenomenal expansion of Aventura Mall, Design District, and Bal Harbour Shops, Miami has proven itself globally to be a major fashioncentric urban destination.
Steve Owens President of Swire Properties since 1977. “I have been with the company for almost 40 years, helping develop over $3 billion in projects throughout the states of Florida, Hawaii and Texas, as well as projects in Hong Kong. Today I am blessed to be involved in one of the most iconic projects in Miami, Brickell City Centre.” HIS POWER: I’m uncomfortable with the term and, quite frankly, I never use or think of it. My belief is leading by example and holding yourself accountable is the key to success. HOW HE USES HIS POWER FOR GOOD: Swire is unique in the sense that while it is a local property development company, it has a global perspective. I’m proud to be a part of a company that builds with the greater context of the community in mind. Every aspect of Brickell City Centre was carefully thought out for long-term sustainability, connectivity and accessibility. It seamlessly connects within the wider urban context in many levels of its design, from pedestrian crosswalks and overhead pathways, underground parking, carefully considered transit connections and even linking the building with direct access to a redesigned and enhanced Metromover station.
BEST PART OF WHAT HE DOES: The impact our developments have on our city. Brickell City Centre is certainly a first for Miami. What we’re doing here is unique; there’s no handbook or manual for it because it hasn’t been done before. I feel privileged to participate and make a contribution.
ABOUT MIAMI…. It’s an exciting time to be in Miami. Miamians today are embracing urban living; they are ready for new levels of culture, diversity and exciting urban synergies. I can’t wait to see what else the city has in store for us; my only wish is I was 30 years younger—such an exciting future.
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Ray & Shannon Allen The retired NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist and his wife, the creator/ executive producer of The PreGame Meal, now owners and creators of Grown organic fast food in South Miami. “At my core, I’m a writer, an idea person. Ideas come to me constantly—business concepts, song lyrics, recipes, pitches for TV shows, home design ideas and ways to improve how we do simple tasks in our everyday lives,” says Shannon. “I think my personal power comes from the fact that I don’t believe in the word ‘no.’ We are all living on a tiny blue ball floating in the middle of immense nothingness. Anything is possible.” Adds Ray: “I get my power from my belief that every day we are alive is an opportunity to get better and help inspire the people around us to get better, and together we can make the world a better place.”
HOW THEY USE THEIR POWER FOR GOOD: RAY: By trying to spend as much time around kids as humanly possible. I have been very fortunate in life to have family and mentors to help inspire me along my journey, and I hope to be a source of inspiration, encouragement and support for kids in our community. SHANNON: One of my biggest strengths is my ability to use my voice. When [son] Walker was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2008, there were a few people in our inner circle that suggested that we keep it quiet, that it was a ‘private family medical issue.’ But Ray and I felt it was our responsibility to tell people about T1D and the warning signs. We almost lost Walker; it was a nightmare. In that moment we felt and still feel that by speaking out, we could raise the level of awareness and help efforts to fund-raise for a cure for our son and the millions like him battling with the condition.
BEST PART OF WHAT THEY DO: SHANNON: There is nothing more powerful than getting your idea out of the cage and onto the stage. I remember driving down the highway, pregnant with our fifth child on the way to the grocery store with two of our boys asleep in their car seats, and Walker got low blood sugar. I looked around the highway for something healthy and convenient, and it just didn’t exist. Out of a moment of frustration, I had an idea to change the way busy people eat. It may have taken years to compile a team, devise a plan, and bring Grown to life, but now busy families can hit our drive-thru for convenient and affordable organic, freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s the best part: it’s happening! ABOUT MIAMI…. RAY: Miami is an international city with a diverse and thriving culture that converge in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. To me, Miami isn’t a place or a destination, it’s a life force.
SeanYazbeck British business magnate and founder of telecommunications services company, Wavsys, whose 700 US employees build and operate wireless networks for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. More recently, he founded the back-office services company Complyse, whose most notable clients include Uber and Google Express. Yazbeck has been the recipient of a long list of business awards and accolades, including Donald Trump’s The Apprentice and the 2014 British Government’s Entrepreneur of The Year Award. HIS POWER: I’ve an innate power to master an area or thing that is foreign to me. The education process requires passion and patience, but with time, most things in life can be mastered. Passion brings expertise. HOW HE USES HIS POWER FOR GOOD: I believe the arts enrich society: painters, composers, writers and filmmakers are testament to the quality of a civilization. I’ve a particular fondness for classical music and so I’m a registered patron of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and the New World Symphony in Miami. For many years, my family in the UK have fostered children whose parents are in court or prison and so I’ve an appreciation of the work Voices for Children does in Miami. I’ve been a “voice” for them and continue to contribute. By spending so much time with horses, I increasingly realize all animals—humans, dogs, cows, pigs—are more similar than one often likes to think, and so I’m a Vanguard Member of PETA because those chaps don’t dilly-dally in getting a message across. I’m also a spokesperson and supporter of 7 Bar Foundation: Microfinance for women-owned businesses around the world.
BEST PART OF WHAT HE DOES: Few things in life are as rewarding as the journey taken in finding, nurturing and developing talented, passionate employees. Being successful and profitable is a company’s primary responsibility and successful companies have the happiest employees.
ABOUT MIAMI…. My businesses require that I spend a lot of time in airplanes and unsexy locations and whilst I love spending time in London, nothing compares to the bliss of peering out of an airplane as it descends into Miami followed by the warm blast of air as I disembark at MIA. I live on a palm-tree framed, white sand beach with clear, bathtub-azure water. I take dips in the ocean before heading to the office. I sip glasses of rosé with my toes in the sand. Life is good. Really good.
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Sometimes, it’s just not feasible, affordable, prudent or possible to chuck everything and escape to a distant tropical island to live a life of leisure and pampering. Ah, but we can dream. And sometimes we can dig out the passport and go, but in the interim, what do we do? We “spa.” (Spä) Verb: The act of unplugging the mobile device and decompressing in a place no one can find us. Read on for some of the finest spas South Florida has to offer for mind-altering relaxation. REMÈDE SPA AT THE ST. REGIS BAL HARBOUR The St. Regis Bal Harbour opened in 2012 as the area’s new glamazon, and since then the Remède spa has gained a loyal following for its coveted Forbes Five Star rating, luxurious seaside location and sheer pampering. Within a subtly scented lemongrass oasis lies a 14,000-square-foot retreat with 11 treatment rooms, Vichy rain shower, Finnish sauna, aromatic
steam rooms and one luxurious couples suite. The spa brings the outdoors in with an open-air, co-ed relaxation room (men and women also have their respective indoor lounges) replete with champagne, chocolate truffles, infused waters and other goodies. Upon request, massages can be enjoyed outdoors within private, elevated cabanas above mini rock pools (to stimulate circulation, walk on the smooth rocks for a few minutes. It’s heavenly). As the hotel is a favorite among globetrotting royals, it’s no surprise that one of Remède spa’s signature treatments is the Royal Muscle Rejuvenation. Dating back to ancient Thailand, where the treatment was created for warriors returning from battle (rush hour on I-95 qualifies), its main allure is heated herbal poultices containing turmeric, camphor and sweet orange that are pressed and rubbed on the body and combined with therapeutic massage to calm tense muscles, increase
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energy flow and detoxify. It’s important to note that the spa also has a Privé salon for blowouts, updos, cuts and color, as well as a back-to-basics men’s treatment menu. Visit stregisbalharbour.com or call 305.993.0600. THE BETSY SPA AND WELLNESS GARDEN Perched three stories above the ocean on the quiet end (yes, there is one) of Ocean Drive is Miami’s only openair rooftop spa, a well-kept little secret in the Art Deco district. A sanctuary in the midst of the South Beach bustle, this retreat was designed as a Zen garden, with three open-air cabanas and carefully curated treatments inspired by global locales. Each is accompanied by a line of poetry, which is fitting for the hotel named by the New York Times as “one of the world’s great literary arts hotels.” Upon arrival, spa guests receive a Welcome Foot Ritual emulating those performed in eastern cultures as a symbol of respect when entering one’s home. Every treatment is intended to harness the earth’s energy and encourage well-being. Nothing expresses that philosophy more directly than the “Inner Wellbeing” treatment (“the energy of the mind is the essence of life” –Aristotle), a massage with crystals to open the body’s seven major energy centers—its
chakras—for total balance. The therapist then finds and breaks up the tension spots, and stretches the limbs (if the client likes) to encourage detoxification and blood flow. A brief but lovely ceremony includes ringing of chimes and gesture to the universe to harness its positive energy. Visit thebetsyhotel.com or call 305.531.6100.
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SPA ATLANTIC, FORT LAUDERDALE A perennial oceanfront Fort Lauderdale favorite for its wraps, body scrubs, massages and facials that use natural ingredients, Spa Atlantic is turning a luxury into a necessity with its new membership program. Much like a gym membership, it requires an annual commitment, but for just $89 a month it includes one 50-minute spa treatment of your choice up to $120, use of the pool and fitness center the same day, complimentary valet parking, 20 percent reduction on additional treatments, 10 percent savings on retail purchases and discounted spa lunch offerings. Join with friends and it becomes a monthly spa “retreat” at which to gather and giggle, or brainstorm the new idea that will take the world by storm. Or perhaps it’s the monthly facial you endeavor to pen into the calendar but never quite happens. Try APRIL 2016
The gorgeous Water Lounge at the Spa at the Viceroy Miami.
the Mimosa Facial that infuses 30 percent vitamin C into the skin to repair sun damage and strengthen elasticity, or, for the body, the Lime Blossom Body Scrub that combines sustainably harvested cane sugar in a macadamia crème base to stimulate new cell growth. Escape to the islands, anyone? Visit atlantichotelfl.com or call 954.567.8020. CARILLON SPA A wellness clinic, medical center and spa, The Carillon comes closest to the healing retreats one finds in Europe, with enough treatments and consultations to spend days in this oceanfront sanctuary. Thermal (hot) and Cryo (cold) experiences, including Miami’s only igloo (yes, igloo!), beckon spa guests to partake in healing waters, steam and rains (Caribbean monsoon, Atlantic Storm or Polar Mist), an Herbal Laconium warm ceramic room, and hydrotherapy circuit before or after treatments to relax and stimulate blood flow. And those are just the healing extras in this 70,000-squarefoot playground. Beyond facial and body treatments that include a new relationship with French skin-care legend Clarins, the Carillon’s wellness clinic includes musculoskeletal therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, health consultations and diagnostic testing. One of its most interesting treatments is the Sound Massage Therapy, developed by the Center for Neuro-Acoustic Research
and done on a Vibro-Acoustic Sound Table. Based on the premise that sound vibration travels more thoroughly through our water-based vessels to relax every cell in the body, its intention is to heal body, mind, spirit and heart through sound and massage. The spa offers Florida residents 20 percent off the first visit Monday through Thursday. A “Staycation” package is also in the works. Visit carillonhotel.com or call 305.514.7000. THE SPA AT VICEROY MIAMI It is well documented that South Florida is unabashedly obsessed with youth, beauty, vitality and wrinkle-free expressions, and for this, the Viceroy Spa delivers. Think of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon when experiencing its new Valmont Metamorphosis, created exclusively for Viceroy spa by the legendary Swiss skincare company that specializes in anti-aging and sources natural ingredients from its glaciers and alps. The luxurious 110-minute treatment starts with an ultrasonic exfoliation to soften and renew the skin. The non-surgical facelift continues with an infusion of Valmont serum using more ultrasonic magic, followed by light therapy to stimulate acupressure points, plump skin and encourage cell renewal. The result is a youthful, luminous glow that lasts for days. In the energy center of the HIL set (those young
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ART SPEAKS SCULPTOR JOHN RAIMONDI DESIGNED HIS NEW HOME TO REFLECT HIS LIFELONG PASSION FOR COLLECTING ART. By Linda Marx Photographs by Michael Price APRIL 2016
ABOVE: The sculptor says his Toy Poodle-Pomeranian mix Skitty, 2, makes him laugh daily. RIGHT: The breakfast area sings with eye-popping contemporary art. When Raimondi entertains, he can use both indoor and outdoor tables, which extends the seating to 22.
ven though John Raimondi recently completed the interior design of his new house, he admits it is the 25th place where he has lived and created since he left his parents’ home. But the excitement of seeing each new one come together never wanes. The nationally known monumental sculptor and contemporary art collector, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens’ BallenIsles, designed his new home with the art he collects and creates and with the furnishings he loves. “I like an environment of understated elegance,” says Raimondi, who has a current exhibition of his preparatory drawings for his sculptures in ink, graphite, pastel and oil stick on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through April 10. The artist, whose more than 100 sculptures reside in the collections of museums, airports, colleges and other public and private locations in the US and around the world, loves the challenge
LEFT: The master bedroom looks out on the swimming pool. The 1955 Herman Miller chair, the colors of the wall and throw rug all set a stage for the masterful Russ Gerlach acrylic on canvas called Summit. A pair of Raimondi’s smaller sculptures on columns flank the painting. ABOVE: The bed is made of tiger-stripe mahogany. The 1975 oil on canvas, Elyria, is a Deborah Remington.
“IT IS INTUITION, AND THIS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS. FOR MY HOME, I LISTEN TO THE SPACE, BECAUSE I HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT.” of designing his own homes. He has an ongoing interest in collecting modern and contemporary art that is also popular among connoisseurs of the current culture. The works mesh high and low in bold colors and maneuvers and in many other creative ways, making the leisure study of his interiors seem like a learning experience. “Art is the focus,” he explains of his design theme. “I treat my interiors like I do when I create a metal sculpture. A drawing will tell me what the sculpture will do. It is intuition, and this plays an important part of the process. For my home, I listen to the space, because I have to live with it.” The BallenIsles home comprises 3,300 square feet with three bedrooms, three baths, a den, a dining room and a greenhouse. It has beautiful Italian porcelain tile floors; 14-foot, 7-inch ceilings
ABOVE: The king-size bed in the guest room is distinguished by a cool purple pillow. The oil painting above shows a peaceful landscape. RIGHT: A masculine family bedroom is dominated by another Deborah Remington canvas and two more works. The 12-light Tiffany lamp is positioned on an Art Nouveau table. The carpet is handmade from Tibet.
“THE VIEWS AND THE LIGHT ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL. I LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SERENITY WHEN I CAN.” in the foyer and living room, and expansive views of a glorious back yard filled with flowing water and magnificently landscaped pool areas. “The architect who designed this house understood how to space plan,” says Raimondi, who was born in Chelsea, MA, and has lived all over the country. “Some walls needed to be blocked up, and I encountered other challenges while designing the house. But the space was nothing I could not handle in a fast and efficient way.” To start, he demolished the kitchen and three bathrooms because they didn’t fit his plan. He also changed some of the arches because he felt there were too many in the existing structure. Colors were selected quickly, and decisions made without a lot of fanfare. “I like renovation,” Raimondi notes. “I am a decisive person and pick out colors immediately. It’s fun for me, and I am one person, not a couple who will fight over what one wants that the other doesn’t.” 120
“I LIKE RENOVATION. I AM A DECISIVE PERSON AND PICK OUT COLORS IMMEDIATELY. IT’S FUN FOR ME, AND I AM ONE PERSON, NOT A COUPLE WHO WILL FIGHT OVER WHAT ONE WANTS THAT THE OTHER DOESN’T.” The sculptor did most of the project in three months because he has maintained a good crew over the years. He insisted that the renovation and interior design be his full-time job so he could finish and move in before his museum show opened in February. (The show travels from Boca Raton to Ocala, then St. Angelo, TX.) “After I finished the kitchen and bathroom renovations, I could feel the space taking shape,” he recalls. “I also made the one-car garage into an air-conditioned storage room for some of my art, which I have been collecting since 1971.” Since the room proportions were good from the start, Raimondi was able to spend his time arranging each design around his choice of art and furnishings. The living room, which is reached through the art-filled foyer, is dominated by more splashy art, a beautiful vignette of upholstered sofas and a center glass-topped coffee table. The
large, uncluttered space has great views of the backyard. The room is one of his favorite places to sit, read the New York Times, play with his dog Skitty, and enjoy the tranquility of South Florida life. “The views and the light are just beautiful,” he says. “I like to take advantage of the serenity when I can.” Another favorite spot is the breakfast nook next to the kitchen. This area is made spectacular by more eye-popping art and the floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to the backyard pools and gardens. The sculptor can awaken in the morning, sit at the rectangular quartz table and gaze outdoors where he placed another dining table (that seats 10) in the heart of the sub-tropical greenery. The modern kitchen, made of driftwood and oak, was changed so he could display his pot and vessel collection and cook to his specifications. The minimalist space is filled with his favorite GE Monogram
The renovated kitchen is stunning in its simplicity. “I have an intense master woodworker from Metropolitan Woodwork in Jupiter,” says Raimondi. “He did much of the work in my house.” The counters are durable brown quartzite.
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His master bedroom is spacious, colorful and makes good use of bringing the outdoors in via lots of expansive glass. The room is located so close to the pool that the artist can virtually take a dip within a couple of seconds after exiting. Like the other rooms, the master is sparsely decorated to highlight the colors of his art collection and throw rug. The colors are smashing: purple, pink, orange, ocher and blue. The canvases and Calvin Klein comforter appointing the bed each take colors from the other. Two other bedrooms display the same attention to detail with the design created around his works of art. The renovated powder room features white onyx, a Bruce Helander collage, a white gold frame mirror and an enamel sink in the unusual shape of a severe oval. “I love the drama when I look into this room,” says Raimondi. Even though the sculptor will likely rotate his art after a few months, he never tires of admiring his collections and how they work with his choice of furnishings. “No matter where I go,” he says, “I can’t wait to get home.
In the dining room, which is simple yet dynamic, the art speaks volumes. LEFT: The “L” painting is by Katherine Porter. RIGHT: The painting hanging to the right of the table is by Gregory Amenoff.
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ABOVE: The exhibit features album covers as well as movie posters, like the one from the Miami-based film A Hole in the Head. (INSET). LEFT: The legend himself on a break from recording.
If you’ve lived in Miami for any length of time, or if you’re just a bona fide fan of Frank Sinatra, you may already know that Miami played a solid role in the history of his life. He and the rest of his cohorts that comprised the Rat Pack spent a lot of time here; because he loved the city, he traveled here often, filmed several movies here (Tony Rome, A Hole in the Head) and performed at the Fontainebleau Hotel and other clubs in the area. Like the rest of us, Ol’ Blue Eyes had a thing for the Magic City. “Frank Sinatra loved Palm Springs, where his home was. The next place he loved was Miami,” says HistoryMiami president and CEO Stuart Chase. “So he had a real connection and love of Miami, and that’s why he performed here often and some of his [movies] were filmed here at the same time.” That’s also one reason that “Sinatra: An American Icon,” which pays homage to Sinatra’s life, is taking place not only here (it started March 4 and continues
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SALT SPRAYS, EUROPEAN WAYS HALLANDALE’S BEACH-STRADDLING BLUE BAR & GRILL BLENDS PROVENCIAL FRENCH, IBERIAN AND ITALIAN COASTLINE COOKING. By Dirk DeSouza Commanding views of the ocean are that million-dollar punch we crave while eating seafood, the visual reminder of the circle of life completed as delicacies exit the ocean and enter our bellies. Hallandale Beach, the once-sleepy cousin between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, is now having its day in the sun as better eateries pepper and populate the Atlantic shoreline. Blue Bar & Grill at The Hemispheres Condominium complex, the French /Italian Iberian culinary brainchild of chef Anthony Raggiri, smartly capitalizes on both a captive resident audience and the general public, all of whom breezily come and go between the restaurant’s three distinct areas—the Lounge, the Dining Room and the Terrace. The Lounge sports a full liquor bar and an impressive Happy Hour from 4-6 pm; the homey Dining Room’s leather chairs sit atop polished wood floors under beamed ceilings replete with a gleaming disco ball; while the Terrace offers the most ocean-centric dining experience, overlooking the property’s expansive pools, waterfalls and sandy beaches. What keeps Blue Bar & Grill humming is weekend-centric live music dinner shows from a staged snugged into the dining room, emitting Motown, jazz, classics and (yes!) Russian show tunes. And an adjacent banquet hall that effortlessly feeds up to 330 guests. For Chef Raggiri, Blue Bar & Grill represents his third US restaurant, following the UES New York City successes of both 152 AVENTURA MAGAZINE
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Who serves South Florida’s tastiest cheap eats? “My ceviche!”
“Wine, bread, cheese and flowers.”
Bistro 61 and Marche Du Sud. Hailing from picturesque Marseilles in the heart of France’s legendary Provence, Raggiri’s 20-year career shines in Blue’s greatest hits menu of beautifully plated entrées, soups, salads and sandwiches. Think of decadent, classic dishes like Moules Frites in white wine with crispy fries; Rigatoni alla Bolognese with meat ragu and parmigiana cheese; Crispy Duck à L’Orange with ratatouille and potato gratin; Risotto ai Fungi with wild mushrooms and black truffle oil; Grouper Française with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and Escargots en Persillade with garlic and parsley butter. Then couple those classics with lighter fare like the Grilled Vegetables & Goat Cheese Tower, a Shrimp Cocktail or the Burrata & Tomato Salad. Now this is living, this is life, kissed by the salt breeze over a glass of rosé or two.
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We all love a good pop-up shop, however fleeting— like a good cliffhanger that leaves you jonesing for more. But if you’re not careful (and if you don’t book a reservation ahead of time), you might just miss the sustainable sushi pop-up Prey on the rooftop of 1 Hotel in South Beach. If whimsical white décor and a miles-in-every-direction view from the 18th-story rooftop bar is not enough to seal the deal for you, how about Chef Bun Lai, who pays homage to the predator and prey interconnections in the food chain by actually going out to hunt, dive and forage what will be made into your very meal this weekend. Focusing on nurturing the delicate balance of our eco-system, Bun Lai has devised a largely plant-based menu and uses only sustainable meat ingredients—what he calls “invasive animals”—caught and prepared with the utmost respect for humanity and ethical food practices. Like their Cerdo Imperialista, consisting of roasted pork of invasive feral hogs wrapped in potato skin, topped with a hormone-free cow’s milk cheese, curry and a sunny side up quail egg. Feeling a bit more adventurous? You can find even crickets and antelope in the offing. With a tasting menu fit for a king, sushi, dancing and sake, what more can we ask for? But hurry: it’s only open until April 30.
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American & Continental 660 AT THE ANGLER’S — In the Angler’s Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.9600; anglershotelmiami.com. Lowkey, high-luxe is the perfect description for this dining destination in the Angler’s Hotel, which offers a regionally inspired American menu and romance a plenty. The homemade empanadas are legendary and their brunch can’t be beat. Don’t miss the Short Ribs Benedict. ADENA GRILL & WINE BAR — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 900 Silks Run, Ste. 1740, Hallandale Beach, 954.464.2333; adenagrill.com. This upscale steakhouse
specializes in 100 percent grass fed, grassfinished beef and a farm-to-fork experience means all meats and poultry are sourced from Adena Farms in Ocala, Florida. The open kitchen allows a bird’s eye view of custommade grills and rotisseries and fresh, local and organic ingredients. BARTON G. — 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305.672.8881; bartongtherestaurant. com. If you’ve ever been to BGR, you know that this restaurant promises more than delicious fare, with an exciting and dramatic dining experience that tantalizes all your senses. Jaw-dropping appetizers, over-thetop entrees, and a dessert menu that literally sparkles and shines—firecrackers included.
BOURBON STEAK — At Turnberry Isle Resort, 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura; 786.279.6600. Michael Mina’s contemporary American steakhouse serving topnotch cuts of meat as well as delectable lobster pot pie, truffle mac and cheese and barbecue pork short ribs, along with outstanding desserts. BIG CITY TAVERN — 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.0307; bigtimerestaurants.com. Smack in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Big City Tavern is one of those places where you love to hang out and watch the world—and people—go by while indulging in some good food. APRIL 2016
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CORSAIR BY SCOTT CONANT — 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura. The latest gem by Scott Conant (of Scarpetta fame) has just opened and serves three meals a day. The menu highlights seasonal farmhouse cooking from the Americas and the Mediterranean. Picturesque views of the property’s golf course and recently revamped cascading waterfall are an added bonus. EATING HOUSE — 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.6524; eatinghousemiami.com. The permanent answer to the pop-up restaurant’s popularity, this brunch and dinner spot redefines inventiveness with Cap’n Crunch pancakes, General Tso’s Oxtail, and desserts like the Dirt Cup, containing whipped Nutella, pretzels, salted caramel, chocolate crumbs and vanilla ice cream. FRANKEY’S SPORTS BAR — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 900 Silks Run, Ste. 1720, Hallandale Beach, 954.464.2333; frankeysbar.com. Offering a new take on the traditional sport bar, Frankey’s serves dishes like Angus beef burgers, steaks, nachos, tacos, seafood, pasta and more. Diners can also wager on the Gulfstream horse races right from the bar. GILI’S BEACH CLUB — 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.692.5777; Delights on the menu here include a variety of caviars, salads with everything from scallops to tropical fruits and marshmallow sauce, South African lobster tail with drawn butter, and sweets, plus lots of wine and champagne by the bottle or the glass, specialty cocktails and full bottle service. HAVEN GASTROPUB — 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.987.8885; havenlounge. com. Famous for its libations, including a vast selection of wine and beers, this little eatery is a local favorite and a draw for its light fare including crudos, skewers, innovative sliders (including lamburger, with lavender-coriander honey, applefennel slaw and ouzo mustard) and sweets like nitro ice cream with mix-ins. HOUSTON’S — 17355 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305.947.2000; hillstone.com. Bustling, popular spot on the water that’s a favorite of the business crowd for lunch and families for dinner. Chicago-style spinach dip, delicious burgers, and roast chicken are among the stars.
A slurry of Peruvian restaurants seems to be popping up everywhere these days, as the funky combination of South American and Asian flavors attracts a wide variety of palates. But you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who does it better than Anthony Verastegui at Ají Carbon in North Miami Beach. A true hidden gem—don’t let the homey décor fool you—Ají Carbon is packing a serious punch, thanks to its recipes imbued with elevated flavors straight from the Andes garden, appropriately fashioned into a swanky presentation fit for Miamians. They’ve got all the mouth-watering classics, like Lomo Saltado, countless ceviches, and of course, seafood specialties like their Mahi Novoandino—fresh, quinoa-crusted mahi mahi— or their Tuna Steak served in a coconut lime sauce. Carnivores may opt instead for the juicy Peruvian-spiced rotisserie chicken (you’re encouraged to eat it with your hands) and goudastuffed yuquitas washed down with an authentic Cusqueña beer, of course.
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This gorgeous new resto smack in the middle of downtown Miami is a bit of an anomaly in that it is housed in a large (gorgeously appointed space), helmed by the well respected and much beloved team of Chef Cindy Hutson (of Ortanique on the Mile fame) and her longtime partner Delius Shirley, welcomes guest with warmth and friendliness that lasts throughout the dine, and—best of all—serves a menu of Caribbean-inspired delights that are at once exemplary of fresh simplicity and complex flavor combinations that make your eyes roll back in your
head upon first bite. To wit: Fresh Mango & Burrata Salad with heirloom tomatoes, arugula, pepita seed pesto, toasted macadamia nuts and sorrell flower glaze; Blue Mountain Coffee & Cocoa Crusted Salmon with creamy corn polenta, wilted baby spinach and chipotle agave glaze, and a Niman Ranch Pork Tomahawk Chop served with a yucca cake, sautéed escarole and passion fruit chimichurri. Hutson’s cuisine is known as Cuisine of the Sun, and if for no other reason than it brightens our lives and the city’s dining scene as a whole, that term is spot on.
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MEAT MARKET MIAMI BEACH — 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.532.0088; meatmarketmiami.com. Chic, contemporary décor sets the scene for top cuts of meat, fresh seafood (including delicious, cedar-scented hamachi), exotic offerings like Wood-Roasted African Pheasant and creative sides. Don’t miss the pistachio crème brulee for dessert. MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK — 130 NE 40th St., Miami, 305.573.5550; michaelsgenuine.com. James Beard Foundation Award Winner for Best Chef Michael Schwartz never loses steam, offering up inventive, bold, flavorful dishes for brunch and dinner, innovative cocktails and jawdroppingly good desserts courtesy of pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. PRIME 112 — 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305.532.8112; mylesrestaurantgroup.com. Myles Chefetz’s famed steakhouse has been 158
around for eight years, a lifetime for any South Beach restaurant, and it’s still always packed. Locals, tourists and celebrities alike come for the famed chopped salad, truffled lobster mac ‘n cheese, rum-baked sweet plantains and the lively scene. But beef is the star here, from an 8-oz. filet mignon to a 48-oz. Porterhouse, served with savory sauces and butters to drive up the crazygood meter a notch. RED, THE STEAKHOUSE — 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.3688; redthesteakhouse.com. Topof-the-line steaks and chops so tender you can cut them with your fork come with sauces and toppings like Horseradish Crème Fraiche and seared foie gras and black truffle demi; sides stand out, particularly green beans with pepper flakes, pancetta and pine nuts. And that’s barely scratching the surface.
RESTAURANT MICHAEL SCHWARTZ AT THE RALEIGH — 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.612.1163; sbe.com. James Beard-winning Schwartz does it again. Expect high-quality ingredients whipped into pleasures such as Harvey Cedars Fish Stew, Pan-Roasted Indian-Spiced Tenderloin with mango chutney, grilled local swordfish, sides like braised greens with pine nuts and currants, and snacks such as crispy hominy with chili and lime. Five-star cocktails and Hedy Goldsmith’s desserts. ROK: BRGR — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Ste. 1210, Hallandale Beach, 954.367.3970; rokbrgr.com. The third location of this popular bar and gastropub offers all the favorites, including short rib grilled cheese; the famous mac ‘n cheese bar where diners can add lobster, shrimp, bacon and more; and the South Floridian burger topped with creamy brie,
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pork belly, red onion marmalade and truffle aioli.Open wide. SANTA FE NEWS & ESPRESSO — 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.861.0938; santafebalharbour.com. Specializing in appetizers, delicious continental meals, paninis, salads and sandwiches. Relax with a glass of wine or an acclaimed espresso while reading from the selection of international newspapers and magazines available. A great open-air terrace is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. SWINE SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR — 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786.360.6433; runpigrun.com. Food and fun go hand in hand in this rustic spot in the heart of Coral Gables where pork is the star. Items of note include a Pulled Pork Caesar, Smoked Brisket Sliders, and on the side, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with green apple and bacon vinaigrette. THE CHEESE COURSE — In Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, 305.466.2223; thecheesecourse.com. Bistro that doubles as a cheese shop, offering 100+ varieties of cheese as well as salads and sandwiches modeled after Europe’s popular bistros. THE GRILL ON THE ALLEY — 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.466.7195; thegrill.com. Stylish spot for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner, with a menu that goes on for days. Soups, salads, steaks, chops, seafood, chicken, ribs, potpies and more are available, plus amazing cocktails like the Basil Drop Martini and The Grill Signature Margarita. WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR — 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.722.8959. Artsy and affordable, this mural-embellished eatery in the Arts District offers up creative salads, Latin delights like Ropa Vieja empanadas, grilled chicken, pan-seared fish and artist-inspired cocktails, including the Kenny Scharf: dry gin, Cointreau, blueberry jam, lemon juice, simple syrup, a splash of soda, thyme and blueberries. YARD HOUSE — 601 Silks Run, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.454.9950, yardhouse.com. An upscale-casual eatery featuring 130 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. Whether you’re in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, there’s something for everyone.
YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR — 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.5220; runchickenrun.com. Killer Southern specialties like Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Fried Green Tomato BLT and to-diefor macaroni and cheese are only made more scrumptious when paired with one of the outrageously good Bourbon drinks, like The Porkchop: citrus juice, apple cider, Benchmark Bourbon, Dijon mustard and fresh thyme. III FORKS — 501 Silks Run, Suite 1130, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.457.3920; iiiforks.com. Modern steakhouse with a stylish decor and lively bar and lounge. Beef, chops and seafood are the foundation of the menu.
Chinese CHINA BISTRO AT WATERWAYS — 3565 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305.936.0755. Glatt Kosher eatery with an extensive selection of appetizers, soups and salads, meat, fish, chicken and duck, noodles and rice dishes, sushi and desserts, including low-carb offerings, wines and drinks. CHRISTINE LEE’S — 901 South Federal Hwy., The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.457.6255, christinelees.com. Christine Lee’s became famous for its Miami Beach location, but this menu has some modern, non-traditional fare on it such as a Gulfstream salad with grilled shrimp and feta cheese and open prime steak sandwich. DRAGON CITY — 6708 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 954.894-8393. Looks can be very deceiving. If you’e not concerned with decor, this place is perfect for a foodie who wants authentic Chinese food. Choose from an Americanized menu or one with authentic specialties (ask for the red one). MR. CHEF’S — 18800 NE 29th Ave., Suite 10, Aventura, 786.787.9030; aventurachef.com. This newly renovated eatery serves authentic Chinese cuisine with dishes from the north and south regions of China, including Peking duck, Dim Sum, Mongolian beef, lettuce wraps and more.
and matzoh ball soup, plus authentic New York bagels baked fresh daily. MO’S BAGEL & DELI — 2780 NE 187th St., Aventura; 305.936.8555. Known as Aventura‘s unofficial meeting hot-spot, this New York Kosher-style bagel and deli joint boasts delicious hand-rolled bagels, delectable Israeli salad, stacked sandwiches, and a case full of fresh baked goodies to take with you. Private room for parties, and specialty catering also available.
French DB BISTRO MODERNE — 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.421.8800; dbbistro. com/miami. Daniel Boulud has won the hearts of Miamians by combining his mastery of traditional French dishes with a modern twist, including a $34 burger that consistently wins rave reviews—and repeat customers. PAUL BAKERY — 450 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.531.1200 and 1800 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, 954.846.0344; paulusa.com. Paul was founded in France back in the 19th century and today maintains the tradition of serving topnotch French style savory and sweet pastries, salads, soups and sandwiches all prepared fresh on the premises. RENDEZ-VOUS BAKERY & BISTRO — 17851 Biscayne Blvd., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.936.1440. Baked goods, sandwiches and salads served in an indoor/outdoor Frenchstyle cafe. VILLA AZUR — 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305.763.8688; villaazurmiami.com. Dazzling interiors, a cozy courtyard, a tucked-away wine room (La Cave D’Azur), and authentic French-inspired fare make for a memorable
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Deli & Bagel BAGEL COVE RESTAURANT & DELI — 19003 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.4029 A bustling bagel haven popular for breakfast, lunch and early dinner serving up specialties like challah French toast, smoked fish platters
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dining experience, whether with friends or a deux. Beef tartar, foie gras with strawberry marmalade and toasted brioche and veal filet mignon are among the many choices, all of them perfectly prepared.
International SUGARCANE — 3252 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786.369.0353; sugarcanerawbargrill.com. Executive Chef and partner, Timon Balloo, was recently nominated by Food & Wine as “The People’s Best New Chef,” while the restaurant itself was tapped as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. If that’s not reason enough to check it out, we don’t know what is! TORO TORO — 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305.372.4710; torotoromiami.com. Chef Richard Sandoval combines Latin American dining with a trendy NY ambience, serving up luscious cocktails, ceviche, croquettes and other small plates, and grilled meats, seafood, lamb chops and more.
Italian ANTHONY’S COAL-FIRED PIZZA — 17901 Biscayne Blvd., 305.830.2625; anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com. Sandwiches, salads, chicken wings and burgers are available, but pizza is the star for lunch and dinner. Specialty pies include the Philly Cheesesteak and the Eggplant Marino. BELLA LUNA — In the Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.792.9330. Salads, pastas, beef, chicken and fish dishes have been the staple for the past 10 years; there’s also a bar where you can enjoy drinks and appetizers. BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach, 954.362.1600; brioitalian. com. Popular spot for lunch and dinner serving up Tuscan-inspired pastas, seafood risotto, chops, beef, salmon and yummy Chicken Under the Brick. For $2.95, enjoy The Tuscan Taster Bar Menu (check the website for dates and times available) in the bar.
CARPACCIO — In the Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.; 305.867.7777, carpacciobalharbour.com. A longtime favorite of the well-heeled crowd, with consistent favorites such as angel hair pomodoro and Caesar salad. DOLCE ITALIAN — In the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.975.2550; dolceitalianrestaurant.com. Classic Italian eats such as pizzas and pastas fill up the extensive menu, along with modern twists on old favorites, such as short rib ravioli. Steaks, roasted fish, seafood and antipasti round it out. HARRY’S PIZZERIA — 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.275.4963; harryspizzeria.tumblr. com. Housemade dough is spun into discs of delight and enhanced with toppings like braised fennel with basil and caramelized onion, pesto and homemade ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino, or rock shrimp, grilled lemon, manchego, scallion and cilantro. IL MULINO NEW YORK — Inside Acqualina Resort and Spa, 17875 Collins, Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.466.9191;
ilmulino.com. The South Florida outpost of the famed New York eatery brings us the impeccable service, ambience and cooking techniques it built its reputation on, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
with pastas, seafood, and its famous softballsized Kobe meatballs stuffed with sausage and ricotta. Sinatra serenades patrons in the background and the martini list is as extensive as Old Blue Eyes’ appeal.
KING’S COUNTY PIZZA — 18228 W. Dixie Hwy., N. Miami Beach, 305.792.9455; kingscountypizza.com. If you’re looking for a NY-style pie, look no further. Garlic knots, wings, and homemade cannolis are all winners, too. Swing by to pick it up or let them deliver.
TIMO RESTAURANT & BAR — 17624 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.936.1008; timorestaurant.com. A cozy favorite hangout of locals and visitors alike, where Chef Tim Andreola whips up simple but flavorful small and large plates from fried oyster salad to lobster risotto, wood-oven fired pizzas, whole roasted yellowtail and pasta specialties. A lively bar is always buzzing.
LIMONCELLO — 19088 NE 29 Ave., Aventura. 305.792.2222; limoncelloaventura.com. Simple Italian cuisine at its best is what you’ll find here, from homemade pasta and fresh seafood to the homemade desserts. Of the highlights, try the veal ravioli, ossobucco with truffles, octopus Livornese or good old-fashioned eggplant parm. PRIME ITALIAN — 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.695.8484; mylesrestaurantgroup. com. Just across the street from its sister resto and hipster scene Prime 112, this represents the elegant dining experience at its best,
VIC & ANGELO’S — 150 Ocean Drive, Miami, 305.531.0911; vicandangelos.com. The restaurant’s signature coal oven pizza, formulated from ancient starter dough that includes natural Maldon salt, natural cane sugar and Grana Padano cheese imported from Italy, has won awards. VITA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.8822; vitamiami.com. Surrounded by trees strung with garden lanterns, it’s isolated from the hubbub
of the busy streets that surround it and is as ideal a choice for dinner a deux as it is for a group night out.
Japanese & Thai FUJI HANA — 2775 NE 187th Street, Aventura, 305.932.8080; Japanese/Thai restaurant with a lavish, wood-appointed décor and boat-shaped sushi bar; serving hot and cold entrées, super fresh sashimi and sushi, teriyaki and tempura. MIYAKO — 18090 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.931.0455. Best known for its allyou-can-eat quality sushi at a very reasonable price; an à la carte menu is also offered as are tempura and Chinese dishes. POC AMERICAN FUSION BUFFET & SUSHI — 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.529.0882; pocbuffet.com. A buffet experience like no other, blending culinary traditions from Asia and Europe with modern American influences. Over 100 items to choose from.
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SUMO SUSHI BAR & GRILL — 17630 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.682.1243; sumosushibar.com. Choose from Japanese, Thai or Chinese cuisine, all off one menu, including more than 40 different sushi rolls, an assortment of curry dishes, and Chinese classics such as Chop Suey and Pan Fried Noodles. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. and for dinner on Sundays. YAKKO-SAN — 3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305.947.0064; yakko-san.com. Hot pots, hot and cold Japanese dishes such as donburi (meat-filled omelets over rice) and sushi plus noodle dishes and a variety of desserts are on the menu at this longtime favorite spot. ZUMA — 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.577.0277; zumarestaurant.com. All hipsters know this is the place to go for the ultimate dining-out experience: people-watching, extraordinary cocktails, fantastic food based on izakaya—the Japanese sake shops that also serve food—and a fabulous view. Sunday brunch is an event not to be missed.
Kosher ETZEL-ITZIK DELI — 18757 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305.937.1546. Looks can be deceiving, and this small spot is the proof, with authentic Israeli food, falafel, beef soup, chicken pita and more. Fun atmosphere, good food and attentive service. GRILL TIME — 16145 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 786.274.8935. This Glatt Kosher restaurant has interesting offerings like a sweet chili cauliflower appetizer, entrées such as Chilean sea bass broiled in Sambuca and Hawaiian tropical ribeye, and Bavarian cream with sweet biscuits and chocolate for dessert. THE HARBOUR GRILL — 9415 Harding Ave., Surfside, 305.861.0787; theharbourgrill. com. Located only a couple of blocks from Bal Harbour Shops, this Glatt Kosher steakhouse is worthy of an occassion. From dry-aged prime rib to pepper-crusted filets, all the big hitters are here, along with an extensive sushi menu for diners looking for something a little lighter.
PITA PLUS OF AVENTURA — 18833 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.935.0761. Falafels, stuffed grape leaves and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/outdoor eatery.
Mediterranean A LA TURCA — 1848 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.925.5900; myalaturca.com. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food is the name of the game here, from hot and cold mezes, a dizzying array of kebabs, fresh seafood, and of course, tempting baklava. Finish your meal with a cup of strong Turkish coffee that’s sure to get you through the day—or night. JUVIA — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.763.8272; juviamiami.com. A trinity of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking styles merge under the collaboration of three talented chefs using the freshest ingredients they can find. Sip a cocktail at the beautiful backlit amethyst gemstone bar, nosh on warm or cold appetizers, and enjoy creatively designed entrees.
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MAZZA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE — 15749 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954.436.9997; mazzarestaurant.com. This little space inside a strip center belies the dining experience to be had here, from the pita triangles with an addictive garlic dip to shawarma, kababs, moussaka, and lamb chops.
ROSA MEXICANO — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.695.1005; rosamexicano. com. Whether you opt for Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs for brunch, mouth-watering Chicken Tortilla Pie for lunch, Mole Xico beef enchiladas for dinner, or over-the-top dessert, your tastebuds will be doing a Mexican hat dance.
CANTINA LAREDO — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.457.7662, cantinalaredo.com. Authentic Mexican dishes such as hand-rolled enchiladas are on the menu here along with fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks, served up in a sophisticated, cozy atmosphere. And don’t forget the huevos rancheros and chicken fajita omelet for Sunday brunch. MEXICO BRAVO AUTHENTIC MEXICAN — 16850 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.948.1158; mexicobravo.com. Come for the genuine Mexican food cooked by Mexican chefs, such as their trademarked “Califlorida” burrito and sizzling fajita taco salad. Check out the weekday lunch specials and ongoing drink specials.
ALTAMARE — 1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.532.3061; altamarerestaurant.com. Enjoy the freshest seafood offerings from Chef Simon Stojanovic, along with delectable desserts, in the cozy dining room in front of the open kitchen or outdoors on the sidewalk amid the pedestrian action of Miami Beach. Delicious cocktails and an excellent wine list round out the experience. AREA 31 — In the EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.424.5234; area31restaurant.com. Go for the views; stay for the food. Or is it the other way around? Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Nestled on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami, diners get a literal bird’s
eye view of the city while digging into a seafood-centric menu, which includes dishes like Oyster Mushroom Risotto and Pork and Scallop Wontons. BLUE BAR AND GRILL — 1960 S. Ocean Dr., Hallandale Beach, 954.251.2658; bluebargrill.com. Romantic views, a European ambience and live music every Friday and Saturday night serve as the backdrop for this spot serving up freshly caught local seafood. IKRA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 16850 Collins Ave., Ste. 106-A, Sunny Isles Beach; 305.974.0081; ikramiami.com. Seafood is the focus at this new Sunny Isles restaurant, which serves fusion food from around the globe and boasts neoclassical designs and plenty of event space. SEASPICE — 422 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.440.4200; seaspicemiami.com. The menu at this seafood brasserie on the Miami River embraces the idea of comfort food while elevating it to new heights; think Octopus à la Plancha, Escargot Toast and pappardelle with braised short ribs and white truffle oil.
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South American AJI CARBON — 16978 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach, 786.955.6894; ajicarbonrestaurant.com. Peruvian food incorporates flavors from a wide variety of cultures, including Incan, European, African and Asian, and the menu here includes all the heavy hitters from ceviches and causas to a variety of soups, risottos and fish dishes. BARRIO LATINO — In the Shoppes at the Waterways, 3585 NE 207th St., Aventura, 305.692.4455; barriolatinoaventura.com. A selection of Mexican fajitas, steaks from the Argentine grill, Cuban dishes like lechon asado and seafood.
THE BAZAAR BY JOSE ANDRES — 1701 Collins Ave. in the SLS Hotel, Miami Beach, 305.455.2999; the bazaar.com. In the Philippe Starck-Lenny Kravitz designed hotel is this tiny, cool eatery where guests can enjoy a unique culinary experience, with a Spanish-influenced menu of items such as yuca churros served with homemade peanut butter (in a squeeze tube), a frozen blue cheese sandwich with lemon marmalade and walnut bread, and Jose’s taco, containing caviar and Iberico ham. CHOLO’S CEVICHE GRILL — 1127 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.947.3338; choloscevichegrill.com. An intriguing blend of Spanish, Italian and Peruvian cuisines, including ceviches, tiraditos, stir fries, pastas and more. Try the chicha morada, deep purple corn “tea” spiked with cloves, cinnamon and sugar. EL GRAN INKA — 3155 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.940.4910; graninka.com. A unique fusion of Peruvian ingredients with Chinese, Italian and Spanish influences. Fish, seafood and meats with rich and light sauces delight a broad spectrum of palates. Centuries of Peruvian tradition sprinkled with international flair.
LA HUACA PERUVIAN CUISINE — 2000 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.239.8722; lahuacaperuviancuisine.com. Peruvian specialties include a variety of ceviches and tiraditos as well as Lomo Saltado, Pescado a lo Macho (Fish Peruvian Style), Arroz Chaufa, and their delicious take on lasagna filled with creamy shredded chicken and Peruvian yellow pepper sauce. MERKADO 31 — 1127 NE 163 St., North Miami Beach, 305.947.3338; merkado31. com. Noted for its concept cuisine, this cozy, laid-back spot offers an extensive menu of tasty Peruvian classics. Don’t miss their fusion dishes like passion-fruit risotto mahi or the quinoa-breaded shrimp. NOVECENTO — 18831 Biscayne Blvd., #220, Aventura, 305.466.0900; novecento. com. Steaks, chicken, veal and specialty dishes like blood sausage and sweetbreads served in the classic Argentine style. SR. CEVICHE — 2576 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Aventura, 786.440.7851; srcevicherestaurant.com. Recognized as the “best traditional ceviche in Florida” by the Peruvian consul, this authentic spot with locations in Aventura and Pembroke Pines
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Specialty ALASKA COFFEE ROASTING CO — 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami; 786.332.4254; acrcmiami.com. In addition to roasting organic and wild beans in house, a full menu offers diners a wide array of options, from sandwiches, salads and quiche to pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven. Don’t leave without picking up a pastry. What else goes better with a fresh cup of coffee?
BERTONI GELATO CAFFE — In Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.390.7261; bertonigelato.com. No need to go chasing after the ice cream truck now that Bertoni Gelato has set up its carretino, or cart, at the Aventura Mall. Find it in front of the Burberry store. If you’re looking for something more substantial, their cafe is just outside the Disney store. CAVIAR & MORE — 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura Mall, 305.936.8554; caviarmore. com. Delicious offerings such as caviars, smoked salmon, foie gras, truffles, cheeses and chocolates along with accoutrements such as butters, oils and vinegars. Stop by the kiosk in the Aventura Mall, have a snack and leave with some goodies.
THE SWEET TOOTH — 18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach, 305.682.1400; thesweettooth.com. The name says it all: for 28 years this chocolatier offers fabulous custom chocolates (chocolate stilettos and handbags included) and fresh baked goodies like brownies, rugelach and cookies for parties, gift baskets, holidays or any other special occasion.
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PEEK-A-BOO PLAYGROUND & CAFÉ — 18821 NE 29th Ave., Aventura, 305.974.0189; peekaboo-cafe.com. An upscale Europeanstyle café where parents can relax with delicious specialties, while children play in an indoor playground with arts & crafts and Wii facility.
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REMEMBER MAMA ON MOTHER’S DAY AND EVERY DAY, WITH THESE QUOTES THAT ARE PART HUMOROUS, PART POIGNANT, ALL TRUE. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”
“All mothers are slightly insane.”
“As far as I’m
“My mother always said ‘Don’t bother other people.’ I think that’s good advice.” Amy Sedaris
there’s no job “My mother’s
menu consisted of
on the planet
two choices: Take
than being a
it or leave it.”
“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” “Food, love, career and mothers: the four major guilt groups.”
Peter De Vries
“The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.”
Then I want to
“I want my children to have all the things I
move in with them.” PHYLLIS DILLER
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Abraham Lincoln
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Aventura Magazine Happy Spring: Refresh, Revive & Relax; X-Men Apocalypse's Multifaceted Olvia Munn • The Right Stuff: Meet 6 Miamians who'v...
Published on Apr 29, 2016
Aventura Magazine Happy Spring: Refresh, Revive & Relax; X-Men Apocalypse's Multifaceted Olvia Munn • The Right Stuff: Meet 6 Miamians who'v...