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Contents tHe CooL IssUe
94 The Dragon LaDy in repose Emilia Clarke found worldwide fame as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, but the actress has plenty more going on you should know about.
98 The Business of Being CooL Make sure these businesses are on your radar when you’re craving a standout shopping experience.
104 pros To Know Using a no-fail formula of passion, creativity and sweat, these entrepreneurs have made—and continue to make—their mark on South Florida.
118 aDDiCTeD To Design Designer Sacha Lakic and the many extraordinary functional works of art he has created for Roche Bobois.
124 sTaying power The rest of the world vacations in Florida. Just because you live here doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get in on the fun, too.
128 The sTyLe MiLe
Venturing into Miami’s stylish part of town? Better dress like you mean it.
thE cooL issuE august 2015
38 Editor’s LEttEr 40 what’s trEnding 42 Editor’s Picks 59 aventurist jEwELry box 59 No metal feels richer or looks more gorgeous on a freshly bronzed bod than solid gold.
hot shEEt 60 Temple House stands out as a South Beach sojourn spot; Chefs Up Front raises funds for kids’ wellness; Cirque du Soleil Varekai comes to town; and more.
LocaL coLor 64 Bertoni Gelato Caffe Aventura.
Mural artists making an impact in and around South Florida.
thE mix 68 Pack up your pup for a road trip; get into Miami Spice and Miami Spa months; a peek at the city’s coolest rooftop pools; and more.
drivE timE 76 Steve Siler reviews the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Carbon Edition.
thE Last wordy 84 A round-up of Maria Tettamanti’s must-haves for the month.
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dining guidE rEaL EstatE For developers of upscale properties in today’s competitive market, it’s all about the amenities.
Function & styLE 66 Add some life to your lair with cool blue pieces for every room in the house.
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Clearly, the idea of staying cool in South Florida—correction: in August in South Florida— is laughable, unless you spend the month being a hermit (as Maria Tettamanti has dubbed me—and not unjustly) huddled beneath an AC vent. I have an issue with heat—that is, I hate it. My husband, on the other hand, would be perfectly comfortable living inside a giant pizza oven, and his teeth chatter when I turn the thermostat below 74 degrees. But the kind of cool we’re focusing on in this issue has nothing to do with the air temperature. It’s all about what and who is creative, stylish, unique and innovative. From furnishings and home décor pieces (in shades of cool blue, natch) to interesting businesses that have sprung up in our midst over the past year or two—some of which you most likely know nothing about, but should—to some fascinating people who are so passionate about their professions that their energy is contagious. Because our city is exploding now with talent and growth in every sector, we’d need about 500 pages to even scratch the surface on this front, but we’ve handpicked some of the ones we couldn’t help
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It’s fitting that the largest private home in South Beach be recognized as one of the most exclusive bed-andbreakfasts for architecture fans on airbnb. The fact that the Temple House was an orthodox synagogue for 70 years adds to the quirky history of this historic structure, designed in 1933 by Art Deco architect L. Murray Dixon and completely repurposed in 2003 by now-owner Daniel Davidson, leaving all the original details intact. The home has four bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 16,000 square feet of living space; that makes it a comfortable fit for up to 10 guests who can also enjoy an outdoor patio on the roof complete with fountains within what once was the ritual bath. “The home combines historic details with luxurious modern amenities
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Wide-open spaces ideal for events and entertaining, plus roomy accommodations for up to 10 guests, make temple House unique among the places to stay in South Beach; even the façade of the former orthodox synagogue appeals.
directly in South Beach,” Davidson says. “And there’s plenty of room for group gatherings or for each person to find a special place to hang out by themselves.” Which, of course, is perfect for South Beach. The three-day minimum rate: $6,500, but that does include full use of the entire home. Davidson may need a vacation in his own home, as he was recently awarded the Florida Readers’ Choice Award as Venue Manager of the Year by event planning site BizBash for the exclusive yet accessible tone he sets at Temple House. As he points out, “One of the reasons for our desirability is that other historic properties in the area are known for their ornate and directional environment, while Temple House offers a blank canvas for complete customization.” That means there are no exclusive vendors at the Temple House, so clients maintain full control of their events—if they want it. If not, Temple House will handle all or part of every detail, from multi-day corporate launch events for companies— Rolls-Royce can be counted among them—to intimate weddings and life cycle events. Tip for this year’s Baselers: act fast: It may only be August, but Temple House is already accepting proposals for Art Basel 2015 bookings before, during or after the December 3-6 event. For more information, visit thetemplehouse.com.
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The Family Circus Cirque du Soleil reTurnS To SouTh Florida wiTh Varekai. A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy—the adventure of icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, arrives at the BB&t Center for 15 performances August 12-23. the show follows the story of icarus, who falls from the sky and lands in a lush, wondrous world called Varekai. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, Icarus takes flight in an adventure both absurd and extraordinary as he begins an inspired incantation to a life rediscovered and explores the mysteries of the world and the mind. Directed by Dominic Champagne, the production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and to the art of the circus tradition. get your tickets by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/varekai or calling 800.745.3000.
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Flip Out FOr FlipANY The exclusive five-course supper experience by some of the hottest chefs in the biz is back for the third year to benefit the local non-profit.
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“Chefs Up Front” returns to Miami for its third consecutive year on September 18 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Organized by the local non-profit organization Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY), “Chefs Up Front” will feature 20 notable chefs, making this year’s event the largest to take place so far, preparing a customized five-course signature dinner tableside (with wine pairings) for groups of ten at their own tables. “We’ve worked ardently to gather topnotch industry chefs that will really deliver an unparalleled experience to our attendees,” says event chairman Colin Knight. “It’s a special evening when you have a personal chef craft for you five courses and paired wines.” Topnotch indeed. Among the participating chefs are Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, David Sears of SUSHISAMBA, Marlon Rambaran of Scarpetta at Fontainebleau , Michael Shikany of Shikany, Robyn Almodovar of the Palate Party Gourmet Food Truck, and Thomas Griese of Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau. To purchase tickets, visit FLIPANY.org.
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Fresh baked goods and dozens of flavors of gelato entice mall customers to Bertoni; owner Julio Bertoni follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, who launched the business in 1952.
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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julio Bertoni embraced his destiny early in life: He would join the family business launched by his grandfather in 1952. “That original store is still open today,” he notes proudly. After graduating from high school, he went to work in his grandfather’s famous shop; in 2000, he came to the US armed with experience and a business plan to expand the Bertoni Gelato brand into South Florida. “There were no genuine gelato shops in Miami at that time,” he says. “We opened the first one.” Today, Julio lives in Aventura with his wife, Fabiana Bosio, who is the company’s pastry chef, and their two children.
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Long before gelato—the scrumptious and healthier Italian alternative to ice cream—became a mainstream consumer product, Julio Bertoni set the standard for South Florida. Opening his first Dolce Vita outpost in 2001 in Normandy and his second in 2003 in Sunny Isles, he expanded to his flagship Aventura Mall location in 2007, as well as to North Beach, South Beach, Ocean Drive, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne. Last December, Bertoni rebranded his stores as Bertoni Gelato by Dolce Vita and new locations will be opened by the end of this year in Wynwood, the Design District, Brickell Avenue, Sawgrass and Weston. His time-tested formula for success in an ever more crowded gelato marketplace is a simple one. “Our products contain only all-natural ingredients,” Bertoni says. “We use no artificial flavors or ingredients.” Even more important, he says, is the fact that the company honors the tradition set by his grandfather in the 1950s. “The equipment we use today is more modern, but the technique and the commitment to quality and all-natural ingredients are the same.” More than 40 flavors—all manufactured in a North Miami Beach facility—are on offer (the most popular flavors are Dulce de Leche Chip, Pistachio Perfetto and Chocolate Amore), and the stores are now expanding the Bertoni experience with authentic Italian coffee and pastries, as well as innovative gelato pops and gelato bites. So, what has made Bertoni Gelato so successful? “As soon as you walk into one of our stores, you realize you’re in a unique environment,” Bertoni says. “And people also immediately realize that everything we do is 100 percent authentic.”
“Our experience making gelato for more than 60 years and the quality of our products is what makes Bertoni Gelato special. We make our gelato the same way my grandfather did in 1952.”
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You’ve been a weekend warrior for the past couple of months, road tripping on a whim to enjoy the freedom that comes with summer. And thanks to the Milk-Bone Doggy Road Trip Ranking, your pup can be right there to join you for the remainder of the season, at your side as you pop into dog parks and dog-friendly beaches, farmer’s markets and more. The list, which includes 50 locations determined by cross-referencing online review sites with data on dogfriendly restaurants and hotels, includes two Florida spots: The Dog Beach at Key Biscayne, which came in at No. 40, and the Paw Playground & Beach De Soto in St. Petersburg. So buckle up your BF and safe travels.
FLORIDA WINS Florida hotels take four of the top five spots in the Hotel Satisfaction Index. You pride yourself on your investigative skills, especially when it comes to researching possible vacation destinations. After all, nobody wants to spend the time and money schlepping somewhere only to be disappointed. And while Yelp and trip Advisor are great jumping off points, there’s an even better resource available: reservationCounter, a hospitality research agency that boasts over 2 million site visits to its website on a monthly basis—that’s a whopping 80,000 people per day. earlier this summer, the company awarded new Smyrna Beach with its top spot in overall hotel satisfaction for north American beach destinations with low hotel prices. What’s more, its neighboring city, Daytona Beach, came in second overall, Madeira Beach took the fourth spot and Fort Lauderdale rounded out the top five. To find out more, visit reservationcounter.com/hotel/hotel-satisfaction-index. 68
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SKIN SAVERS SPF fashion protects your skin from the sun. While Skin Cancer Awareness Month was officially in May, when you live in Florida it might as well be every day. With that in mind, Cabana Life teamed up with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to launch the Stand Up & PROTECT campaign and apparel, a collection of 50+ UV protective rash guard apparel with plans to donate the net proceeds of the sales to SU2C. Cabana Life is a personal project, and was founded by Melissa Marks Papock, a skin cancer survivor who hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of the sun while providing sun protective clothing as a stylish wardrobe staple for women, men and kids. The limited-edition rashguards retail from $25-48 and are available yearround on cabanalife.com.
Sure, AirBnB may seem like the perfect solution for a short-term vacation rental, but who knows what you’re really going to walk into. After traveling for hours to your dream destination, it’s simply not worth the risk. Instead, leave it to the professionals at Oasis Collections, a hospitality company that pairs discerning travelers like you with high-end, short-term vacations rentals in some of the most coveted locales around the world. With design-forward properties in more than 10 cities, including Bogota, Punta Del Este, Cartagena and more, along with members-only clubhouses in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, Oasis is more than just a vacation rental company, going the extra miles for its guests by providing 24-7 concierge service in each location, custom itineraries, curated city guides conveniently accessible via the company’s namesake app, and perks at local gyms, spas, restaurants, boutiques and A-list clubs. All that’s left to do is book your ticket. For more information, visit oasiscollections.com.
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Purple watercress salad with myoga, bubu arare, smoked trout caviar and green goddess at Seaspice; watermelon radish salad at Modern garden; tuscan kale, apple and pancetta salad at Cecconi’s; green papaya salad with cherry tomatoes, green beans and peanut sauce at the gang; Salad de Homard du Maine with Maine lobster, melonds, hearts of palm, shaved celery, lemongrass and fresh mint at Bagatelle.
Salad Days Like everything in MiaMi, even SaLadS MuSt be beautifuL—but theSe are taSty, too.
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“I’ll just have a salad” once conjured images of boring old naked greens in a bowl—or, if you were lucky, a few tomatoes and cucumbers to boot. These days, salads are artistic culinary creations that often pack as much flavor as
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EAT, PLAY, LOVE IT Miami Spice and Miami Spa Month return, making for a double treat. two ways to experience the very best indulgences Miami has to offer—of the gustatory and the pampering kind—are by taking advantage of the annual summer rituals devoted to just that: Miami Spa Month and Miami Spice. in case you aren’t familiar, dozens of spas participate in Miami Spa Month—which actually takes place over the course of two months, from July 1-August 31—by offering treatments, from massages to facials and body polishes, at a discounted rate, while Miami Spice is a program whereby the finest (and in most cases, spendiest) restaurants in Miami-Dade offer set menus for lunch at a flat rate of $23 and dinner for $39, allowing diners to take a culinary tour of sorts through the city’s hottest spots without paying regular prices. it’s the perfect time to take advantage of thinner crowds and check out the places on your to-visit list. For details on which businesses are in on the deals, log onto miamiandbeaches.com.
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On Top of the World MiaMi condos are taking their aMenities to new heights—literally—with rooftop pools that float aMongst the clouds. While many transplants to South Florida dream about a home by the beach, those in the know are privy to other locales that make Miami living some of the best in country. The Downtown corridor, Coconut Grove and up-and-coming neighborhoods like East Edgewater offer equally impressive amenities for condo hunters looking to be in the center of all the action. And while that lifestyle might come at a cost, the bay and skyline views can’t be beat. Another bonus: rooftop pools. Developers are compensating for a lack of sand and surf by offering residents jaw-dropping swimming pools and sweeping vistas that are literally on top of the world. Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, managing partner of Cervera Real Estate, points out, “In densely populated cities where space is at such a premium, if you want to build something new and innovative, the only place to go is up. Who needs the beach when you have the ultimate urban oasis: your very own private rooftop pool with a view…all in the middle of the city’s concrete jungle?” We couldn’t agree more. And after taking a peek at some of the newest developments to hit the block, you will, too. 74
a. BISCAYNE BEACH eAst edgewAter
esigner Thom Felicia has been hard at work bringing the first D private, members-only beach club on Biscayne Bay to the city, not to mention private rooftop swimming pools 51 stories up in each of the building’s six two-story penthouses.
b. PARAMOUNT MIAMI WORLDCENTER downtown the mammoth Magic City project will boast an equally large amenity deck, set to include cascading gardens and infinity pools crowned with a sleek, four-story rooftop deck.
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rooftop swimming pool sits on the 46th floor, providing A residents with unbeatable city, ocean and bay views.
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elebrity designer Yves Behar’s first foray into architecture C includes living green “walls” and unique teepee-style lounge furniture that surround the 37th floor rooftop pool.
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star architect rem Koolhaus is setting a new standard with Park grove’s three peanut-shaped waterfront towers and a rooftop pool deck with views of the city and beyond.
f. GROVE AT GRAND BAY CoConut grove
A pair of 20-story structures, direct from the mind of Bjarke ingels, twist at just the right angle to allow panoramic views of the city’s marina and sailboat bays from one of two rooftop pools.
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AllAston-isms pply A to the 2015 Aston MArtin vAnquish volAnte CArbon edition. By Steve Siler
Say the words “Aston Martin” and a few adjectives rush to mind. Dashing. Debonair. Elegant. Fast. Alas, in no current Aston Martin product do those words better apply than with this car, the gorgeous Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Carbon Edition. We’ll get to the “fast” part momentarily. First, let’s talk about this car’s dashing, debonair elegance. The Vanquish is essentially a sport-tuned version of Aston’s timelessly elegant DB9 model, enhanced with aerodynamic additions that add aggressive style whilst passing the muster of the taste police. The Carbon editions (available in white or black) feature blackout window trim, accent grilles and exhaust tips, gloss black 10-spoke wheels with diamond-cut surfaces, and carbon fiber side blades and mirror caps. If the Vanquish is the supermodel of supercars, the Carbon edition is a supermodel in vampy night couture. “Volante” is Aston’s sexy way of saying “convertible,” and as a British brand steeped in tradition, Aston uses only cloth for its convertible roofs. While many carmakers are going the way of hardtop 76
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editions feature blackout accent grilles, exhaust tips and carbon fiber side blades, among other darkly sexy touches.
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convertibles, such things add weight and complexity, both of which go against a super sports car’s performance proclivities. They also add unsightly lines across the roof and gobble up trunk space—of which this car has little to spare (though the virtually uninhabitable rear seats do make an excellent trunk annex). Speaking of the interior, the Vanquish Carbon Edition’s cabin is awash in special touches that, as with the exterior, impart the car with a tasteful edge, including a woven carbon fiber center console, black finished speakers for the sparklingly clear, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sounds system, and perhaps the world’s most elegantly quilted sport seats. The Vanquish is also the recipient of Aston’s most recent interior update that brings an infinitely better ergonomic arrangement for the car’s various secondary controls, such as the climate control and Garmin-based navigation system. But this car’s beauty is more than skin deep. Bristling underhood is a sparkling, 5.9-liter V-12 that is summoned for duty by pressing the crystal-capped “Emotion Control Unit” (aka the key) into its place top dead center in the dashboard. The motor produces 568 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of tire-melting twist and sounds absolutely incredible doing so, at least once the rev 78
ABOVE AND RIGHT: Aston’s use of
cloth in lieu of a hardtop for the Volante eliminates extra weight and adds to the vehicle’s performance. BELOW: The new 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheel design delivers a strong visual presence and lends the Vanquish a dynamic side profile.
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Emilia Clarke found worldwide fame as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, but the actress—who has been acting since childhood—has plenty more going on you should know about. Even now, months after the shocking season five finale of Game of Thrones, the speculation continues as to the fate of Jon Snow, who we last saw bleeding out after being stabbed Julius Caesar-style by his fellow members of the Night’s Watch. And it’s not just the media and the viewing public that are doing all the wondering. “If I have to bet, I’d say it’s a 50/50 chance—there’s some helpful people there who could bring him to life,” ventures Emilia Clarke, known to millions of fans as Daenerys Targaryen, of her co-star Kit Harington’s character. In an interview with MTV, Clarke alluded to the possibility of Red Priestess Melisandre bringing him back to life, something it’s obvious she would be pleased to see. “When I read the finale script, I cried and I called [writers] David and Dan and I took Kit out for numerous drinks and was like, ‘What the—you’re leaving me? You’re abandoning us?’” She then promptly joked, “If it means I’m that much closer to getting to the throne, then, hey, OK.” No doubt Clarke’s tears dried quickly. The British actress certainly isn’t going to be sitting around wondering what to do next. In fact, she recently doffed the silver tresses to appear as Sarah Connor opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger
in Terminator Genisys last month, and will play the lead role of Nurse Verena in the upcoming film Voice from the Stone, as well as one of the leads in the much-anticipated Me Before You. Busy girl, indeed. But then again, Clarke has been busy since she entered the acting profession at the age of three. Born in London and raised in Berkshire, she graduated from Drama Centre London in 2009, and it didn’t take but a minute for her to launch an arguably well-rounded career. Clarke’s early work includes two plays at St. Edward’s, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense and a 2009 commercial for the charity Samaritans. Her first television roles were as Saskia Mayer in a 2009 episode of Doctors and Savannah in Syfy’s 2010 film Triassic Attack. That initial body of work led Screen International magazine to name her as one of the “UK Stars of Tomorrow.” But it was four years ago that Clarke sauntered into the world’s collective consciousness as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, cast in the role when another British actress, Tamzin Merchant, was replaced for undisclosed reasons. (And while her character is known for being stoic,
ABOve LeFt: Clarke donned leather and got tough as Sarah Connor alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in this summer’s Terminator Genisys. ABOve rigHt: As most of the world knows her best, Daenerys targaryan.
Clarke reportedly did the funky chicken and danced the robot at her audition.) The show debuted in April 2011 and immediately became a cult favorite, with Clarke ensconced firmly in the center of the multifaceted and complicated story line. She won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Daenerys in 2011, and in 2013 she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She was also voted the most desirable woman in the world by Askmen readers in 2014. While fans of the show know Clarke as Daenerys, even while she has been starring in GoT, which airs for 10 weeks in the spring each year from April to June, she’s had a full schedule packed with other endeavors. In 2012, she appeared in Spike Island, a film named after the location of The Stone Roses’ 1990 gig. From March to April 2013, she played Holly Golightly in a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And in 2013, she starred in Dom Hemingway alongside Jude Law. Today the 28-year-old Clarke is in the midst of filming Me Before You, in which she costars with Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin, and was so inspired by her role of Louisa, who has a bumblebee tattoo, that Clarke went out and got one herself, posting a snapshot of the tattoo session on Instagram with the caption: “Just having a routine doctor’s appointment care of the master @dr_woo_ssc.” And unlike her stoic alter ego in GoT, Clarke is indulging her silly side—no doubt the one that inspired her to do the funky chicken for her Daenerys audition—with her costar Claflin as they film. “We started playing pranks on one another and he never quite managed to come back,” she said on BBC Radio 1 recently. “I didn’t eat all my fish at lunch; they had a lot of garlic on them so thought I’d put them in his
socks and put them back in his trailer. He had to throw them away and I had to buy him new socks.” Clarke can volley back and forth between dramatic actress, real-life comedian and beauty queen with ease, apparently: She has also recently graced the covers of British Vogue and Marie Claire, getting comfortable and revealing quite a bit to the latter publication, including the fact that she turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey because of all the nudity the role required. “I really wanted to work with Sam Taylor-Johnson because she’s f---ing amazing. But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film,” she said. “I’ll never say ‘I’m never doing nudity’ because I’ve already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.” She also alluded to her love life in the interview, something the public has heard virtually nothing about in the media. “I kept thinking that for clarity of mind, I had to be in one place,” she said, referring to nomadic existence. “And then I just realized that’s not how this life is going to work. It makes [romantic relationships] absolutely impossible. I’m soppy and I do like to believe that when the right person comes along, it will work, because you want to make it work. Everyone else seems to manage it.” So far, it appears that Clarke isn’t having a problem managing anything, least of all her career. But she may have a favorite role of all these days; at least, that can be inferred from her recent remarks about finishing up filming recent movie roles before she went back to film season five of GoT. “I went back to Game of Thrones and it was like coming home,” she told British Vogue. “Just the smell of the hotel in Belfast made me feel safe. I told myself, forget the big game plan; all I want is to do jobs that make me happy.”
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➠ The finds at Fly might range from a Gucci dress to a vintage lamp or a cool chair. INSET: A window shopper’s view of the boutique.
If you haven’t been here, you’ve missed out on 16 years of great fun and great finds, the kind true style mavens hunt for when they’re on a vintage quest—think Gucci, Chanel, Pucci, Christian Dior…you get the drift. But this is not just for fashion mavens; those who enjoy picking through hundreds of items for the home will find themselves in a paradise of lamps and chandeliers, floor and table statues large and small, chests and trunks, mod chairs, and just tons of wonderful things from days gone by. Follow the store on Facebook to sneak peeks at new arrivals or, better yet, to get in on their vintage and designer sidewalk sales. 7235 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.332.4156; flyboutiquevintage.com.
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Vinyl vultures will never die, and who can blame them? Those of us born before 1985 remember the indescribable anticipation of slicing open the shrinkwrap on a new album cover and the sheer pleasure of pulling that shiny black disc from its paper envelope. You can relive that goodness at Sweat Records, where you’ll also find cassette tapes, CDs, books and magazines, shirts and more, and which doubles as a fully vegan coffee house serving all kinds of yummy hot drinks. So grab a Vanilla Iced Rice Baby (iced toasted rice green tea with vanilla milk) or a Devastator (a quad shot of espresso—one per customer allowed) and get your classic rock on. 5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 786.693.9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com.
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ReSpice | independent RepubLic MiaMi two years ago, respice opened as a concept store that carries brands you won’t find anywhere else in Miami—not even South Beach. Here you’ll discover items you have to have even if you never knew you needed to have them, from around the world, like candles from France, funky knit backpacks and handbags, brightly colored ballerina flats, stationery, even magazines. One item that’s a must-have: their Miami market bag, a natural fiber tote they offer in collaboration with do-good brand Apolis. 5760 SW 72nd St., Miami, 305.661.5006; respicemiami.com.
Cristina de Basto shared her passion for global sourcing by turning it into an online business; these Colored Sand timers and the Legs Morph Pad are two of the quirky items offered on the site.
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in the course of her career as an interior designer for yachts, Cristina de Basto has come across many, many fabulous items. Sourcing such pieces in her world travels led her to found Liba Style for those clients who don’t necessarily need them for their yachts, but have a penchant for elegant, whimsical, interesting pieces that aren’t found in every other store in the city. For the past eight years, de Basto has been offering up such items (which make the best gifts we can think of, by the way) for home, entertaining and personal use, from whimsical tableware to fabulous jewelry, art pieces and accessories that combine form and function, on her Liba Style website. the best part: you don’t have to own a yacht or be a client to get your hands on the goods. get on over to libastyle.com and see for yourself.
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More vintage, yes. But wait: by the very nature of it being a vintage store, this place has its own distinct personality, a reflection of its owner, Tya Tiempetch, and thus reason to visit. If ever good things came in small packages, this diminutive box of treasures proves it, with its bizarre and entertaining mix of invitingly priced items like dresses that range from Mad Men-era dresses to 70s hippie couture to 1980s Working Girl-style garb (some never even worn) and beyond, all of which you can accessorize with their bags, handmade necklaces and super-cool sunnies. Wander in for a look, but if you just can’t wait, sneak a peek at their website—you can also shop online. 17032 W. Dixie Hwy., N. Miami Beach, 305.705.2343; shoprabbithole.com.
Publicist, writer, designer and self-proclaimed “wanderlista”—no doubt a take on her obvious wanderlust—Andria Mitsakos has followed up her seasonal pop-ups in European hotspots like Mykonos and Santorini with a space in Miami Beach’s Hotel Croydon. Inside you’ll find a selection of creatively curated items plucked from destinations far and wide that struck Mitsakos’ fancy and that she’s now sharing with Miami style arbiters: vintage clothing, Grecian turbans from luxury milliner Katerina Karoussos, space-age looking sunnies from Black Eyed Peas front man Will.I.Am, and perhaps most notable of all, the Magic City Capsule Collection of Dea rosa clutches. 3720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.938.1145; wanderlista.com.
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Nick Cardoza was born in Naples, Florida, but grew up sailing around Buzzards Bay in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, north of Cape Cod. He had such an affinity for it, he even started a high school sailing club. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean several times, his connection with the water grew stronger. “I loved it,” says Cardoza, 30, a nautical captain cum sales and brand ambassador in Miami for VanDutch Yachts, the sleek Dutch brand with a us headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. “It became a passion.”
But Cardoza also wanted to become a chef. After attending culinary schools in New York and Italy, studying wine and opening a restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, then moving back to Italy to run a beach club, his life changed for the better. “I decided to combine my passions by preparing cuisine on private yachts,” he says. Working in galleys, organizing charters and being on the water fed Cardoza’s primal needs: He could cook fine food and sail
the high seas. “I got my captain’s license, then met the VanDutch sales guys while I was working in the Hamptons,” he recalls. “they needed my help bringing a boat to the Fort Lauderdale Boat show a few years back. I took a job with them and now sell a luxury boating lifestyle, helping people understand how to enjoy life on the water.” Cardoza, who has a penchant for French Rose, topsiders and navy-and-white ensembles, is responsible for VanDutch client relations along
with their press and marketing initiatives, working with Miami VIPs like nightclub czar Dave grutman, owner of popular clubs LIV and stORY, and developer Harvey Hernandez, CEO of Newgard Development. “Yachting is something you can talk to a stranger about,” he says. “I love my work. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I would do it if I were retired.”
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in July, Suitsupply partners Fokke De Jong, 40, and nish De gruiter, 30, opened a shop in Miami Beach—they’ve got 60 stores globally—because so many of their South American customers live and visit here. the Amsterdam, netherlands-bred partners felt the Miami market would be attracted to their trademark tailored elegance, which is a favorite of style icons such as David Beckham, Bruno Mars and tim gunn. “Our suit is well made, and we can
sell men’s fashion from between $400 and $1,000 because we are vertically integrated with no middleman,” says De gruiter, who met De Jong about six years ago and was impressed with his already thriving global menswear business. “We are dedicated to craftsmanship.” Along with suits, the well dressed male can stock up on shirts, slacks, shoes, sports jackets and leather products from SuitSupply’s new, 4,800-squarefoot location. “We combine flair
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Born in Vancouver, where she later completed her finance degree at the university of British Columbia’s sauder school of Business, Farah Abassi could be characterized as a well-educated risk-taker. three years ago, she moved to south Florida and started Aroma360, a scent marketing company offering fragrances derived from plantbased essential oils. Every day is an experiment and challenge for Abassi and her staff. “I love immersing myself in
developing essential oils,” says Abassi, 29. “I am constantly mixing, testing and reformulating. My office looks like a science lab, and I’m always pestering employees to smell my latest creation.” Abassi’s busy workdays, which sometimes don’t end until 11 pm, consist of a mix of marketing, customer service, creative initiatives, strategy meetings and developing business relationships both in and out of the office. For example, the One Miami team had a problem
with the smell in the building’s lobby because of food cooking nearby, and the pool reeked of chlorine and mold. “We were hired to correct these issues, and we now scent both towers,” says Abassi. “We have also created custom fragrances for other developments in Miami.” this entrepreneur’s longterm goals are to expand the fragrance line internationally and eventually include candles, as well as car and multi-scent diffusers. Over the next five years, she
plans to open 20 retail Aroma360 stores with sophisticated aroma bars. “We like to incorporate the psychological aspects into scenting and educate people on the power of scents,” says Abassi, who has traveled to 40 different countries from Bali to Brazil in her lifetime of exotic and inspirational travel. ”We hope to make them accessible to all and keep them healthy by using only the bestquality ingredients.”
Kim rubin is a party princess in the best sense of the word. Born in Montreal, she moved to north Miami Beach as a child and fell in love with South Florida. Her career moved swiftly as she pursued the high tide of party promotion. “in the late 1980s, i was coordinating nights out with my friends at the start of South Florida’s nightlife scene,” says rubin, 44. “At the time, i didn’t see my knack for promotion solidifying into a career.” Although she thought of becoming a real estate agent or a flight attendant so she
could travel, working as a shooter girl was her forte. Soon rubin used her bar experience, vision, and the talented models she had cultivated to move into the beverage market promotion business, launching Princess Promotions in 1993. Carillon importers gave her the opportunity to promote Stoli O, one of the first flavored vodkas to hit the American market, and she was off and running. “My vision was to promote new and existing brands locally and nationwide in every type of public venue across the country,” says rubin. “in the
past 20 years, we have launched hundreds of new brands and played an instrumental role in their success.” Her client roster now include the likes of Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida, Absolut vodka, Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, and Stoli and Pinnacle vodkas. now she’s adding another entrepreneurial component to her résumé: she’s launching a line of ladies’ activewear and loungewear called Party Princess Apparel, aimed at girls 14-24. “every day is work for me, sometimes 24/7,” rubin says. “i
do everything and go to as many of the events myself as i can. it’s so much fun, my business life and my personal life are one and the same.” And she wouldn’t have it any other way.
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A group of tech guys staying in a Rio de Janeiro villa asked to awaken with a live monkey. A man wanted to propose to his girlfriend at the American Airlines Arena during a Miami Heat game. Another client asked for a ship stocked with Dom Perignon to be ready in seven hours. “We have a lot of last-minute clients with big requests,” says Justin Keeperman, co-founder of WgY Lifestyle with his spouse, Luiz Hoinkis. “I know every single client’s wants and needs, down to their allergies. Personal service and little details are what make us stand out.”
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Lakicâ€™s Dyna Chairs for Roche Bobois are solid beech with a stained, metallic lacquer finish. the one-leg design makes the chair appear as if it is floating. Legs are done in a brushed, chrome-plated finish.
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the Bel-Air sofa, part of Roche Bobois’ indoor/ outdoor collection, has a base of lacquered aluminum and removable slipcovers made of custom Missoni fabric; the White Plate-forme sectional made in Roche Bobois leather features feather-stuffed cushions; the ublo wood table’s veneer comes in ebony, wenge or gray, or in lacquered medium density fiberboard with a gloss or matte finish. OPPOSITE: Designer sacha Lakic. bELOW: the Brio Chair is made from beechwood and available in a range of wood stains and fabric or leather-like technological fabric colors.
Although As A child sAchA lAkic was encouraged to follow in his father’s footsteps toward a career in fashion design, the creative boy had his own ideas. “i was attracted to my dad’s trade but was more taken with speed and technology,” says lakic, 50, who was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and raised in Paris, where his father devoted his life to the art of styling fabric for major French couture houses. one day, while on his way to school, the 8-year-old lakic spied a metallic green Ford Mustang, an experience he believes was a defining moment in his life. “i was bewitched by its sleek lines and felt a deep desire to draw it until i could reproduce contours as perfectly as those of the original model,” says lakic during a recent interview at the opening of Roche Bobois Paris in Aventura, where he was the company’s featured guest. “i always liked car designs from the 1950s and ‘60s. i became addicted to the power of design.” By age 17, the self-taught designer was creating motorcycles at a level that made him realize his own talents and convinced him to pursue his passion. At 20, he apprenticed at Peugeot’s interior design department; that was followed by a star turn at another design agency. Between 1986 and 1988, lakic designed the kawasaki Atlantic, Yamaha Axis and suzuki squale. All of his futuristic
prototypes, and there were many, made waves in the motorcycle world. during that period, he learned more about industrial design, architecture, graphic art and photography. he studied the work of ingenious architects, such as Frank lloyd Wright, le corbusier and charles Rennie Mackintosh, and furniture designer Pierre Paulin. “While the car and motorcycle were my early interests,” says lakic, “eventually i turned to furniture design.” A few years later, he opened the sacha lakic design co. in Paris so he could broaden his reach to include furniture, fashion accessories and futuristic cars. he says that his foray into furniture was quite by accident and happened when he was designing bikes and cars. “i met Francois Roche, who thought my work would translate to furniture,” says lakic of the architect and one of the founders of Roche Bobois Paris. lakic’s first piece of furniture was the onda bed—the name means “wave” in italian—for the company; the bed’s design won the casaidea prize in Rome. After that, lakic began to collaborate with Roche Bobois Paris from time to time, introducing his speed up collection, inspired by the 1960s revival and his love for fast cars, in 2005. the collection of lacquered pieces—a dining table, chair, sideboard, computer unit, a low table, a console and a chaise longue—offered in a August 2015
range of 27 colors, stood out as extraordinary for its streamlined forms. “Each of the elements in that series manages to express the idea behind the movement powerfully,” he explains. “I put emotion connected to motion into my furniture designs.” For example, the movement with storage furniture design is where the interiors seem to project curved, lacquered fronts. The movement with slender tables has integral bases; the sofas have aerodynamically curved contours. “My role sometimes consists of reconciling things which are opposed in principle: the rational and the
CLOCKWISE: the designer’s Bubble Sofa has a solid wood foundation and is covered in high-density techno fabric exclusive to roche Bobois that comes in various vivid colors, including red; from Lakic’s Speed up Collection comes the Waterdrop sideboard, which uses a transformative finishing process called Daquacryl; Lakic’s earlier designed Quantum Sofa, from a previously available collection, seats three and is upholstered in Alpilles leather with tone-on-tone stitching.
emotional, enjoyment and safety, industry and sentiment,” he explains. “I like to arouse in people the desire to see, to touch and to use my creations, or simply to feel their presence.” Today, as a top designer for Roche Bobois Paris, Lakic, who is single, has children and now lives in the fairytalelike Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, designs furniture because it’s what he loves. His fluid and sleek lines, dynamic volumes and lustrous lacquered finishes are some of the favorites of Roche Bobois executives. “Sacha is the most prolific designer,” says
Julian Bigan, the company’s communications director for the US. “We show twice a year, and he does amazing furniture for both collections.” Lakic, who designs couches, chairs, tables and many custom pieces, left Paris five years ago for Luxembourg because it is green, peaceful and international, and he can ride his bike and enjoy the landscape. He needed to take a break from Paris, despite all of its romantic charms. “Paris is a love story but like with a couple, you have to put air in between,” he believes. Laic creates about 20 pieces a year for
Roche Bobis Paris’ 250 global stores as well as for the company’s private clients. He works with a variety of materials like traditional glass, plywood, contemporary urban fiber, even plastic. His design approach means performing an act of creation in an industrial environment. He attempts to create intelligent objects that pollute neither the environment, nor man, nor the minds of man. “I believe form can only be beautiful if the context itself is good,” he says. Some of his current designs for Roche Bobois Paris include his exclusive Bubble Sofa, a three-seat piece made of solid wood. It is covered in the company’s highdensity techno fabric and wows in bright yellow or red. The collection includes an ottoman and cocktail table. His Scenario Modular Sofa comprises one three-seat piece, two loungers, a table and an arm unit. Upholstered in Soave leather, it has contrasting stitching that highlights the shape of the sofa. Metallic legs are black with a chrome finish. A rocking mechanism allows for formal, shallow seating as well as lounge seating in one straight sofa. “You can change the usage from formal to informal,” he notes. The Dyna chairs are solid beech with a stained, metallic lacquer finish. The legs are brushed with chrome-plated finish. And the unusual one-leg design makes the chair appear as if it is floating. Although 60 percent of his work is furniture design for Roche Bobois Paris, Lakic also creates electric cars, motorbikes and eyewear for other companies. He loves the diversity, and feels designing one type of product only whets his appetite to design others. “Motorcycles, furniture, clothes, cars and everyday objects are far from being a problem for me,” he explains. “Plurality is instead an exciting stimulant. My experience in one field enriches the others and enables me to take a fresh look at each object. Creating beautiful objects through a labyrinth of constraints is the most powerful aphrodisiac.”
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Royal Blues Hotel // DeerfielD Beach Miamians, take note: South Beach isn’t the only place you’ll find a fab little art hotel. The Royal Blues Hotel—which also happens to be the state’s first and only Relais & Chateaux property—has launched the Royal Blues Staycation Package, which is being offered through September 30, 2015. What does that mean? With the purchase of two nights at the hotel, you get one night free; with the purchase of three nights, get a fourth night free. Another excellent perk: the package includes a $50 food credit per room, per night.
The Hotel has also launched two new special “daycation” offers (separate from the Staycation package) that both hotel guests and the public can enjoy while spending the day in Deerfield Beach. Try it on a Sunday and indulge in the Sunday Bubbly Brunch at Chanson, the hotel’s Michelin Level restaurant, for only $39 per person between 11:30 am and 3 pm. And for just $15, guests can also enjoy a special bubbly package daily from 11:30 am-3 pm when ordering a main course. Call 954.857.2929 or visit royalblueshotel.com.
the BiltMore hotel // CorAl GAbles As they do every year at this time, the Biltmore is offering a Family Fun package this summer, and you don’t have to go farther than Coral Gables to enjoy it. The package, which starts at $489 per night (plus tax and resort fee), consists of Junior Suite accommodations, breakfast daily (kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult meal), daily admission to the Biltmore’s Buddies kids club, 20 percent savings at the Biltmore Spa and the hotel’s Donald Ross classic golf course, nightly turndown with milk and cookies, and special discounts to area attractions. The hotel also recently unveiled its culinary academy, where both adults and kids can take hands-on cooking classes, something to think about while you’re planning. For more information, visit biltmorehotel.com.
JW Marriott Marquis MiaMi // MIAMI The JW Marriott Marquis Miami’s Stay and Save package, exclusively offered to Florida residents through September 30, starts at $238 per night and comes with daily breakfast for two at ThreeFortyFive Restaurant and free parking on property. Amenities for guests who book this package include the use of an indoor NBA-approved basketball court; enliven Salon & Spa; Met2 Fitness Center; yoga classes and 126
the indoor Mariano Bartolome golf school, and the fabulous flavors of chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne restaurant. The hotel is in an ideal location a few blocks from American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Marlins Park, Brickell Avenue and Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). For more information, visit jwmarriottmarquismiami.com or call 305.421.8600.
Conrad Hotel // MiaMi Conrad Miami decided to celebrate the right for all couples in Florida to (finally) say “I do,” heralding the state’s long-overdue marriage equality with a new getaway called “It’s About Time!” Now there’s even more to celebrate with the recent Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. This luxury package is all about real quality time together for two; as the hotel’s GM Stephane Mercier says, “[It’s] more than just a play on words; it’s a meaningful, carefully crafted escape for couples to refocus on what’s important—taking the time to
celebrate their love for each other.” The getaway includes twonight deluxe accommodations; a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s Atrio Restaurant + Wine Room, with a special chef’s menu; two day passes to Hilton Bentley Beach Club in South Beach, including the use of two chaise lounges, towels and an umbrella; and 50 percent off a couples massage at The Spa at Conrad Miami (if guests are willing to relinquish their smartphones upon arrival). The It’s About Time! package starts at $319; for more information, visit conradhotels3.hilton.com or call 800.CONRADS.
World Golf VillaGe renaissanCe st. auGustine resort // Jacksonville/st. augustine Here’s a particularly appealing option for both parents (particularly golfing parents) and kids: Take advantage of the “Stay and Play Package” this Northeast Florida resort is offering, which includes a round of golf per person on their popular Slammer & Squire championship course or the King & Bear championship course plus deluxe guest room accommodations; one World Golf Hall of Fame “Combo Ticket” per golfer, including two days’ admission to the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame; one round on the World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole championship putting course; a shot at the 132-yard Island Challenge Hole; a $50 PGA TOUR Golf Academy credit voucher per golfer; breakfast
daily in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille; and range balls. Even if no one in the family is into golf, the resort is worth a road trip. Check in and then hop on the complimentary shuttle to (and from) historic downtown St. Augustine; this year is a particularly good one to go because St. Augustine is celebrating its 450th anniversary. In case you’re not familiar with the sights here, there’s historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth,The Old Jail, St. Augustine History Museum, The Spanish Quarter, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Flagler College, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum and plenty of shopping. For more information, visit worldgolfvillage.com.
roberto Cavalli tiger print jumpsuit; at neiman Marcus, the village of Merrick Park, Coral gables. Just Cavalli shoes and belt; at Just Cavalli Boutique, Aventura. roberto Coin ring; at roberto Coin Boutique, Miami Design District. Socks by American Apparel.
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Maje gold crochet leotard; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura. Missoni trousers; at neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour. Sergio rossi gray suede boots; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura. Just Cavalli bag; at Just Cavalli Boutique, Aventura. robert Coin ring; at robert Coin Boutique, Miami Design District. earrings are stylist’s own.
Just Cavalli jacket and bag; at Just Cavalli Boutique, Aventura. Etro dress; at Neiman Marcus, the Village of Merrick Park, Coral gables. Fendi suede burgundy pumps; at Bloomingdaleâ€™s, Aventura. Roberto Coin bracelet; at Roberto Coin Boutique in the Miami Design District. tights by American Apparel.
Fernando garcia hat, gloves and earrings; at C Madeleineâ€™s, north Miami Beach. Black felt dress by Fernando garcia; at Oxygene, Bal Harbour. Christian Dior boots; at Bloomingdaleâ€™s, Aventura.
givenchy fringe jacket; at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour. Hervé Léger bandeau top; at Neiman Marcus, the Village of Merrick Park, Coral gables. Vintage sequin pants are stylist’s own.
Oscar de la renta top; at neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour. tom Ford gold sequin skirt; at neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour. Just Cavalli belt, bag and boots; at Just Cavalli Boutique, Bal Harbour. Socks by American Apparel. Fernando garcia earrings; at C Madeleineâ€™s, north Miami Beach. AventurA MAgAzine
Dries van noten jacket; at neiman Marcus, the village of Merrick Park, Coral gables. Dolce & Gabbana floral dress; at neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour. Sergio Rossi gray suede boots. tights by American Apparel.
Just Cavalli blouse, mini and jacket; at Just Cavalli Boutique, Aventura. Fendi shoes; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura. socks by American Apparel. Earrings are stylist’s own. Photographed at it Lounge/Novecento, Midtown Miami.
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Murals South Florida artiStS paint For the public— and to celebrate Some major local mileStoneS.
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Water Mural for the American Maritime Officers’ new Union Headquarters in Dania Beach, completed in 2011; artist Bill Savarese; his mural for the VisualEYES project; the artist’s Jaco Pastorius Park mural, 2010.
South Floridians in 2015 have a love and appreciation for art of every kind, and not just at Basel time. We want to see it when we’re out running, cruising down the beach in our convertibles, walking our dogs in the park, or even exiting the front doors of our condos to get to our cars. The murals that have become a part of that everyday art in our lives—all around Wynwood, on the sides of high-rises, in public parks—continue to multiply, not just as eye candy but often with a message to convey, a milestone to mark, as a means of showing appreciation or standing up for or against an issue of our times. This year, two of the milestones that warrant mentioning have commissioned murals as part of their celebration. Muralist Bill Savarese is one of 11 specially
selected artists who has created a mural as part of the VisualEYES project, for which ten murals were commissioned to be painted around Broward County—one mural for each of the nine County Commission Districts, including one at Port Everglades. The project was launched by the Broward County Cultural Division to celebrate the county’s 100th birthday this October. VisualEYES kicked off with a block party last October and will end with this October’s Duende, a theater and performance-art festival, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Savarese’s 800-square-foot artwork—as yet untitled at press time—melded green, blue and magenta across two walls of an administrative building overlooking the harbor. “The port is this
Artist Andrew reid (inset) painted this mural on the side of the grafton Furniture building in Miami; it was subsequently featured on the television show The Profit.
huge economic engine in Fort Lauderdale — hell, the whole county,” the Pompano Beach-based artist told the Sun-Sentinel this summer. “So I wanted the mural to convey that same vibrancy, to show how water and light bends and reflects the colors of South Florida.” Located at 2550 Eisenhower Blvd., it’s the first of the murals in the project, each of which is being created to reflect the character of the city in which it appears, to be painted over the course of the next several months. “The port is all about water, so that’s what the port’s committee wanted. I hope I covered all their bases in an aesthetically pleasing, 1960s pop-art kind of way,” Savarese said. Another notable name taking part in VisualEYES is Andrew Reid, a Miami artist by way of his native New Zealand with a stop in New York in between, whose oeuvre over his 30-plus-year career includes graphic design and illustration in addition to public and private commissions, everything from painted figurative murals to cast fiberglass forms. Murals aren’t new to Reid, who has left his mark on restaurants, courthouses, community centers, police and fire stations and even a subway station. Reid’s mural will go up at The Old Davie School in Davie, on the north-facing wall of a cafeteria building next to the Old Davie School Historical Museum.
of the Miami branch of OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank. The unveiling was the culmination of the OneUnited Mural Project, an apprenticeship-based program using public art works, youth development and a community beautification program providing arts enrichment through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education. Before the unveiling, the interiors of the bank served as an art gallery to display individual paintings from the 21 teen apprentices who assisted Parker.
After making his remarks about the experience and working with the teens, Parker dramatically cut down the black drape to reveal the mural, a composite that touches on themes of racism, protest, the confederate flag, and the recent massacre in South Carolina; onlookers responded with a standing ovation. At 6’8”, Parker, who as a child was nicknamed “Giant,” is a native Floridian. Even though he failed art in high school, he went on to major in art and computer science at Brevard Community College and subsequently earn continuing education credits in art history and music at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. There, he got involved in after-school and communitybased art programs as the program director for recreation art and science classes at the local YMCA. Today, the artist, whose South Florida studio is stocked with the Glidden house paint he uses to create his masterpieces—even those on canvas—maintains a love and commitment to his community, as he teaches art and establishes art programs for inner city kids in Miami, and his work can be spotted everywhere from Gibson Park, where three years ago he restored the outdoor mural Everyday Life painted by urban expressionist Purvis Young in 1984, to North Miami’s Joe Celestin Center at Claude Pepper Park, where Parker painted I Dream to See as part of the center’s west-facing exterior wall.
Addonis Parker has long painted communityoriented murals that make a statement, such as thunder & enlightening (shown here), which was just unveiled in July.
After four months of suspense, in mid July OneUnited Bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) unveiled Miami artist Addonis Parker’s 550-square-foot mural, Thunder & Enlightening, a massive public art project that was erected on the façade
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Favorite guilty pleasure?
“i love cheesecake. the one on our menu is my favorite and has been in my family for as long as i can remember. it’s an italian-American recipe with ricotta, cream cheese and sour cream.”
WHO’S THE BOSSI? ThaT would be louie bossi, The man behind The magic aT louie bossi’s RisToRanTe baR PizzeRia. By Jennifer Leslie Kramer
Favorite way to spend your day off?
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Favorite ingredient to work with?
“San Marzano tomatoes. it’s the mother sauce of the restaurant and probably in 15 different recipes.”
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“Lately i’ve been trying to stick to salads, but I’m definitely a pizza guy at heart—a straightforward Margherita pie with fresh mozzarella. ninety seconds at 900 degrees and it’s done.”
Growing up in an Italian-American family, “food was huge,” says Louie Bossi. “Those Sunday dinners were the best. The only sanity in the family was when we were all gathered around the table eating together.” Bossi has managed to create a life inspired by those memories, starting work early on at a neighborhood pizza parlor when he was just 11 years old. “I was there playing video games when someone didn’t show up for work and the owner asked me to pitch in,” he recollects. You could say it was fate, and while Bossi will politely agree with you, he’ll also say it was passion. “Passion is 85 percent of what drives me. I’ve always wanted to be able to do my own menu, create my own recipes. That’s the dream, and with the new restaurant, I’m doing exactly that.” So what does this menu of dreams look like? Besides plenty of homemade pasta and 100 lbs. of homemade salami hanging in an Italian imported stagionello made specifically for curing charcuterie—“The only one to be found in any South Florida restaurant,” Bossi proudly reports— there’s also pizza. After all, Bossi is a certified Master Pizza Maker from The Scuola Italiana Pizzaoili. “But the real secret to Italian food is simplicity and the best ingredients you can afford. Thankfully, our restaurant [owned by Big Time Restaurant Group] can afford top-ofthe-line ingredients. But you only need a few of the right ones to really make a dish sing.” If Bossi’s conducting, we’re listening.
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CENA BY MICHY There isn’t much to say about Michelle Bernstein that hasn’t already been said. She’s most certainly at the top of her game and has been for some years, but perhaps what’s most notable is the fact that she continues her reign at the top. Despite an overflowing plate—two more restaurants, two TV shows, a catering business and consulting gigs at local hospitals, amongst other projects—Miami’s culinary queen could easily rest on her laurels. But Cena by Michy, with its approachable yet soul-satisfying flavors, kicks things up a notch. Small, shareable plates like Scallops Tempura and Stracciatella Custard, where the Italian cheese serves as a base for heirloom tomatoes, make fantastic starters or a full meal if you order enough. But selections from the “Big Plates” portion of the menu shouldn’t be ignored either. Our picks are the Green Gnocchi, Whole Boneless Snapper, which steals the show, and Bernstein’s beloved braised short rib. If it all sounds like too much food for one evening, we’ve got the perfect solution for you: make a return reservation before you leave.
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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.
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 Medierranean. 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. FisH FisH — 13488 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.732.3124; fishfishmiami.com. Chef Oscar Quezada from Mexico serves up wild caught, sustainable fish, clams, oysters, crab and Maine lobsters cooked any way you like, plus there’s a raw bar and happy hour. 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, apple-fennel 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 152
COYA MIAMI Peruvian restaurants are becoming like Starbucks around this city: there are plenty to pick from, but few have their head in the game. Coya, however, has already proven itself at its award-winning flagship in London, which has become a mainstay in the city’s culinary and nightlife scenes over the past two years. And it’s no surprise why. The menu offers a combination of traditional Peruvian ingredients with a modern, fresh approach. From classic ceviches and tiraditos to more filling anticuchos— grilled skewers of various protein and veggies, in case you’re unfamiliar with the lingo—there’s a little something for everyone. Also for everyone: the dedicated Pisco bar, offering 20 varieties of expertly infused piscos, made in-house using a range of natural fruits, spices and herbs. Plus, don’t miss the $29 prix-fixe lunches, a dream for nearby Brickell office workers who can pop in for a civilized business lunch or a midweek break from the hustle and bustle.
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BISTRO CASSIS Imagine yourself in a tiny café tucked alongside the Seine in Paris. The smell of piping hot baguettes teases your senses and you look up to see your attractive waiter, Jean Luc, offering you the perfect café au lait. It’s at that moment you realize that you’re surrounded not by Left Bank locals and funky artistes, but rather Midtown Miamians. And yet, from the food to the ambience and décor, Bistro Cassis does a bang-up job of convincing you of the former. Perhaps it’s the complimentary chicken liver paté that accompanies the homemade bread as soon as you sit down, or classic French dishes like Canard à L’Orange, Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon. Or maybe it’s the delicate French desserts; we couldn’t decide between the Ile Flottante and Crepes Suzette, so we ordered both, naturally. If dinner is decadent, just imagine brunch, when bottomless mimosas, bellinis and bloodies make a perfect pairing with the pain perdu. Just say “oui.” 118 BuenA viStA BLvD., MiAMi, 786.577.4410; CASSiSMiAMi.COM.
families for dinner. Chicago-style spinach dip, delicious burgers, and roast chicken are among the stars. MEAT MARKET MIAMI BEACH — 1915 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. 154
PILAR — 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.937.2777; pilarrestaurant.com. Brasserie comfort classics and fresh seafood take center stage at this modern American resto. Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy dishes like Mahi a la Plancha, Nanny’s Brisket and Linguine & Shrimp. PRIME 112 — 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305.532.8112; mylesrestaurantgroup.com. Myles Chefetz’s famed steakhouse has been 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 even the chopped salad. 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 crazy-good 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
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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, pork belly, red onion marmalade and truffle aioli.Open wide.
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, panseared fish and artist-inspired cocktails, including including the Kenny Scharf: dry gin, Cointreau, blueberry jam, lemon juice, simple syrup, a splash of soda, thyme and blueberries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, which also offers burgers and salads for lunch.
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.
tongue & cheek — 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.704.2900; tandcmiami.com. Highlights of this hangout-style eatery include snacks such as cauliflower panna cotta and a salad of grilled and fresh peaches with French feta and chopped hazelnuts, plus hearty menu items like crispy grouper cheeks ‘n’ chips with malt vinegar and a beef cheek burger with 156
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.
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 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 unoffiical 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,
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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 dining experience, whether with friends or a deux. Beef tartar, foie gras with strawberry marmalade and toasted brioche and veal
SUGARCANE — 3250 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. CAPISCE RISTORANTE — In RK Sage Plaza, 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., 954.457.4545; capisceristorante.com. Traditional Italian dishes at affordable prices is the name of the game at this Italian restaurant. Don’t miss the fried calamari arrabbiata, ossobuco and unique chef’s specials.
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. 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. luCA bellA — 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura; 305.792.2222. Mickey Maltese, former owner of Matteo’s, brings New York family-style dining to Aventura. Enjoy classics like baked clams and chicken scarparello, or try new creations by Chef Hugo such as wild mushroom ravioli in porcini cream sauce or baked stuffed mussels Luciano. 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, 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. 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. 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.
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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. KAMPAI JAPANESE RESTAURANT — 3575 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305.931.6410. Known for the freshness of their sushi and pleasant, efficient service rather than the decor and ambience. Carryout available. KHoNg RIvER HoUSE — 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305.763.8147; khongriver. com. From the 50 Eggs groupbehind Yardbird Southern Table and Swine, this haven amid the madness of South Beach serves up Thai offerings, from curries to whole fish roasted in a banana leaf to Thai doughnuts, and a host of creative gin-based cocktails and a full wine list. 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. 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.
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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. LUL GRILL CAFE — 18288 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.933.0199; lulcafe. com. Specializing in Middle Eastern dishes, and the Lul Mukpatzim, a stir-fry that can be prepared with Asian, Middle Eastern or Moroccan spices, or the house lul style, with garlic, basil and olive oil. PITA PLUS OF AVENTURA — 18833 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.935.0761. Falafels, stuff grape leaves and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/outdoor eatery.
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. 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, kabobs, moussaka, and lamb chops.
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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
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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
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Published on Aug 27, 2015
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