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CONTENTS SPRING INTO SUMMER MAY 2016
Christian Dior sandals and Mara Hoffman dress; both at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Hat, cuffs and earrings from C. Madeleine’s, North Miami Beach. Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen.
76 ENGLAND’S FINEST Kate Beckinsale’s got star power, thanks to a list of action-packed movie roles.
82 POP STARS We’re paying homage to a handful of super-cool dads in our midst.
96 GONE GUYS This Father’s Day, forego the brunch and the tie and make a weekend of it by heading out for some bonding time with Dad.
104 LOTS OF LIGHT Sandra Krakoff created a clean and contemporary backdrop for her art and Midcentury French and American furniture.
114 POP ROCKS So get him something special this Father’s Day…like anything on this list.
118 JUST BEACHY Go with the flow of floaty caftans, worn over the season’s must-have swimsuits and topped with the chicest of accessories.
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36 EDITOR’S LETTER 38 WHAT’S TRENDING 40 EDITOR’S PICKS 43 AVENTURIST JEWELRY BOX 43 Get the look you want whether you’re in the mood to save or splurge.
HOT SHEET 44 The Mandarin Oriental’s Suite & Show Package; Ted at Young Arts invites you for supper and songs; and more.
LOCAL COLOR 48 Wasser’s Exclusive Furniture & Interiors.
THE MIX 50 Summer swimsuits for every body type; a trio of beauty tips; fruits for your face; and more.
BOOK BAG Get sporty for Father’s Day.
ROCKS STARS Sweet, sassy cocktails to cool you down this summer.
SIDE DISH River Yacht Club’s visionary dining concept.
DINING GUIDE Drink, eat and repeat.
REAL ESTATE Virtual reality is becoming a tool of the trade when it comes to selling high-end real estate in South Florida.
SOCIAL STUDIES Out and about and seen on the scene.
IN CLOSING Interesting thoughts on fathers and fatherhood from famous faces past and present.
DRIVE TIME 60 Steve Siler reviews the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn.
THE LAST WORDY 66 Maria Tettamanti dishes on her lusts and musts.
THE ARTS Miami-born artist Michele Oka Doner’s latest exhibit at PAMM, plus “Cuba: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Good Neighbor Policy.”
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Ready, Set, Go For just about everyone, the onset of summer conjures images of long-awaited and hard-earned relaxation: Traveling—or at least, spending unused vacation days lounging poolside or at the beach—grilling in the yard with friends, and fabulous sales (Memorial Day! Father’s Day! Fourth of July!). It’s something we’ve looked forward to every year since we were children counting down those last few weeks of school, whether we were heading off to summer camp or just not having to set the alarm in the mornings, thrilled at the prospect of longer days and 8 pm sunsets. One of the most fabulous aspects of being a South Floridian is that we get to
enjoy that summer essence all year long. Not just the sunshine and the heat, but the laid-back environment that has become the norm in this age of telecommuting, state-of-the-art technology that allows us to take care of everything from paying bills to filing stories by deadline, and “staycations”—which I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say no other place does like we do—that allow us to feel like we’re relaxing on holiday even when we’re only 20 minutes by car from our homes. We don’t wrap ourselves in sweatshirts and parkas all winter, so fashion and style are as much a part of our everyday lives as sleeping, breathing and eating.
Father-son bonding getaways on page 96.
It’s a lifestyle envied by people all over the world, and who can blame them? We are blessed, and it’s important that we know it, even though it’s easy to forget that when we’re pissed about it raining on our al fresco brunch plans, or because a boat show on the beach is causing us to sit in traffic. But really think about those complaints. If you do (#firstworldproblems), which rarely happens in the actual moment, you’ll realize how absolutely ridiculous it is to let things that are so inconsequential overshadow the giant gift that is life in South Florida. I’m guilty of it, too, without question. But I do see the error of my ways. And as spring slips into summer, I’m going to do my damnedest to stay cool—not just temperature-wise, but attitude-wise, too. And enjoy the gifts we’re given not just every day of summer here, but every day of the year. Enjoy the issue.
Check out Father’s Day gift ideas on page 114.
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GIMME A LIFT Dr. Jart’s Liftra home regimen is a 3-step set that helps fill and fix the look of saggy facial lines and give a long-lasting contouring effect. Set: $130; Liftra Contour Cream, $60; Liftra Shaper, $80, Liftra Contour Fixer, $50; at Sephora stores and sephora.com.
BURNISH UP Estée Lauder’s annual Bronze Goddess collection is out now and may be the most gorgeous one yet; check out all the items at Macy’s stores and macys.com.
FLORIDA ORANGE Round out your bag collection with this orange cowhide leather Sneha Varma bag with snake-embossed shoulder strap and fringe details; $229, at snehavarma.com.
EDITOR’S PICKS 5 THINGS THAT JUST MAKE LIFE MORE FUN.
FIT FOR A GODDESS Slip on the Elsie sunglasses by Marilyn Monroe Eyewear for a shot of instant glam; $188, at marilynmonroeeyewear.com.
STERLING BEAUTY Christofle’s MOOD 14-piece flatwear set housed within a sleek capsule design proves that flatware—even elegant flatware—can be fun; $1,000, at Christofle, Bal Harbour Shops, or christofle.com. 40
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Get the look you want, whether you’re in the mood to save or splurge.
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Eddera’s Delphine Ring in 18K gold-plated brass; $200, at eddera.com.
❱❱ Follow the Leader Hand Chain in rose gold with a trillion-cut diamond (also available in white and yellow gold), $1,110, and Follow the Leader Neck Band, also with trillion-cut diamond, $1,595, both at laneandlanae.com.
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Sweet Suite Music ROCK ON AND CHILL OUT WITH THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL’S NEW SUITE AND SHOW PACKAGE.
The fabulous 5-star Mandarin Oriental Miami has got a new offering you’re sure to want to get in on: their Suite and Show Package offering VIP tickets to concerts—by some very hot artists, from Adele and Selena Gomez to Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber—at the American Airlines Arena. The packages, which became available in April and run through October, give guests who book the hotel’s Mandarin or Oriental Presidential Suites six concert tickets in the VIP Loge Suite, while guests who reserve a Biscayne Suite will receive two concert tickets in the Loge Suite. The private, opera-style box seats feature a private entrance with elevator access, in-seat food and beverage service and access to the ultra-exclusive Dewar’s Clubhouse. And the hotel is just a quick five-minute drive from the American Airlines Arena.
THE MUSICAL LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS: • FRIDAY, JUNE 3 – Ellie Goulding • SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – Selena Gomez • SATURDAY, JULY 2 OR SUNDAY JULY 3 – Justin Bieber • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – Maroon 5 • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 OR
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 – Adele
• SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 – Maná
For more information, visit mandarinoriental.com/Miami.
IT’S A SHOE-IN
Sam Edelman’s stylish sandals and accessories get their own stand-alone store in Aventura Mall. This month’s latest amazing edition to Aventura Mall: Sam Edelman, our favorite go-to designer of both beautiful and comfortable shoes. This will be his first boutique in Miami. Located on the mall’s upper level, the store will not only include an array of shoes but also handbags and jewelry. “Sam Edelman has built a loyal, passionate following and we’re incredibly excited for the Aventura Mall debut of this classic, stylish brand’s stand-alone store,” says Jackie Soffer, co-chairman and CEO of Turnberry Associates, which owns and manages Aventura Mall. For more information about Sam Edelman, visit samedelman.com.
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California pianist/ composer Samora Pinderhughes will perform this month with his sister, jazz flautist Elena.
Summer Sophistication ENJOY DINNER AND A SHOW THE NEW WAY WITH PAIRINGS AT TED’S. Looking for a dash of culture with your entertainment this summer? YoungArts is presenting Pairings at Ted’s, a series pairing world-class performances with a themed culinary experience by STARR Catering Group. A contemporary take on the traditional dinner-and-a-show format, the supper club-inspired evenings are set atop the YoungArts
Tower and run through June. They kicked off in April, but you’re not too late to check it out. See the schedule below:
MAY 20-21, 2016
ALUMNI ELENA & SAMORA PINDERHUGHES: JAZZ
The Guardian calls Elena Pinderhughes (2013 Winner in Jazz), a 19-year-old flautist hailing from California, “the most exciting jazz flautist to have emerged in years.” Elena and her pianist/composer brother, Samora (2009 Winner in Piano), a recent graduate of Julliard, will showcase their musical talents while posing challenging questions around racism, social justice and identity.
JUNE 24-25, 2016
ALUMNUS DOUG BLUSH: SCREENING OF 20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Award-winning filmmaker Doug Blush presents 20 Feet From Stardom, winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary that follows the careers of backup singers living in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Note: 2002 YoungArts Winner and The Voice contestant Judith Hill is featured in the documentary. For more information, visit youngarts.org/teds.
FUN & PHILANTHROPY The Crockett Foundation gears up for its 4th Annual Derby Days Preakness Party at Gulfstream Park. The Crockett Foundation will honor the legendary Bobby Bowden, former Head Football Coach at Florida State University and author of Called to Coach. Guests are invited to come donned in their finest Derby Day attire to take in all of the race-day excitement of the Preakness 46
Stakes. The party will include interactive entertainment, a live band, celebrity guests and a Best Dressed & Best Hat contest, along with a raffle and silent auction. The event will benefit the Crockett Foundation and its educational programs with the mission to help build character, develop leaders, and improve communities. In addition to former NFL Players and the founders of Crockett Foundation, Henri and Zach Crockett, celebrity guests will include retired NFL players Cornelius Bennett, Fred Taylor, Duane Starks, Sam Madison,
Snoop Marvin Minnis, Devin Bush, Louis Oliver, Marvin Jones and retired Miami Heat player Eddie Jones. Come out and get in on the fun—and philanthropy—on Saturday, May 21st. The VIP Bobby Bowden Meet and Greet is from 5 pm–6 pm and the Derby Days Preakness Party is from 6 pm–9 pm at Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park, 501 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. Tickets are $100 per person and VIP tickets are $150 per person and include the special Meet and Greet with Bobby Bowden. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, call 954.200.1924 or visit crockettfoundation.org.
Henri Crockett, along with his brother Zach, founded The Crockett Foundation to help less fortunate kids build character and to improve communities.
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Q&A with Jaime Wasser, vice president of Wasser’s Exclusive Furniture & Interiors
Since Wasser’s is a multigenerational business, what are the most significant trends you’ve observed over time? “Although aesthetics is the most important aspect of furniture design, function has become increasingly important to our customers and designers. The big trend our designers see today is more of a broad focus on design, comfort, utility and functionality. Clients used to be satisfied with furniture that just looks good. Now people want style and function. They want to fall in love with it, but also have it be functional on a day-to-day basis. What our customers see now is that because of today’s outstanding technology, our designers are able to provide them with gorgeous, luxury textiles and materials so our clients can live their active lifestyles at home without having any anxiety about furniture getting ruined from use.”
IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR THREE GENERATIONS, THE WASSER FAMILY HAS BEEN SERVING SOUTH FLORIDA AS ONE OF ITS PREMIER PURVEYORS OF FINE FURNITURE. By John Buchanan
Founded in the 1940s by Leon Wasser and located on historic Fashion Row in Hallandale Beach since the 1980s, Wasser’s Exclusive Furniture & Interiors is today run by its third generation of family leadership, president Josh Wasser and his sister, vice president Jaime Wasser. The showroom is a sprawling, time-honored monument to fine Italian and American furniture, as well as vintage and antique items, and accessories from leading luxury manufacturers. Italian lines represented include Bontempi Casa, Constantini Pietro, Gruppo Tomasella, Zanette and Rossetto. Wasser’s also offers an exclusive collection of stylish, high-quality furniture manufactured in the US. Its longstanding reputation has also emerged from the fact the family are ardent supporters of the Hallandale community. Wasser’s Exclusive Furniture & Interiors is located at 19 NE 1st Ave., Hallandale Beach. For more information, call 954.454.9500 or visit WassersFurniture.com.
What do your customers most appreciate about you? “We give our clients the opportunity to get exactly what they want and also the ability to be carefree when it comes to their home furnishings. We offer a huge selection of high-quality furniture that is made in the US. We also specialize in fully customizable contemporary furniture that has style, but is also durable enough to last with multipurpose use. The other thing we always want our clients to know is that they will get excellent service before, during and after their purchase. That’s why our customers feel confident about doing business with us and come back again and again.”
What are the most important advantages of being a Wasser’s customer? “We’re a family business that has been around for a long time. So one of the things that really sets us apart is that every customer who comes into our showroom is greeted and welcomed by a member of the Wasser family, so any customer who comes in immediately has an experience they cannot have anywhere else. They immediately feel welcome and comfortable. And our customers consistently tell us they get that feeling very strongly. Then that feeling is furthered by the level of service we provide every customer. It’s our service, as well as our furniture, that has sustained our reputation all these years. It’s really our service that we live and breathe and deliver every day. But we also sell convenience. That’s our formula. And it’s as simple as it sounds.”
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CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Solkissed Celeste Top , $80, and Full Coverage Bottom, $80; Solkissed California Barely Rock OnePiece, $184; Citrine Swim’s Cumberland Top, $88, and Nami solid bottom, $86; and Citrine Swim’s Tilloo top, $88, and Tonga bottom, $88.
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IT’S THAT TIME: SWIMSUIT SHOPPING SEASON. AND NOW YOU HAVE PLENTY OF OPTIONS THAT WON’T SEND YOU STRAIGHT FROM THE FITTING ROOM TO THE BAR. Even though we practically live in swimwear year-round here in SoFlo, actually buying it—nay, trying it—can cause posttraumatic stress. Enter Citrine Swim, which designs full-coverage swim tops that are flattering and attractive for every body type. Their new Vallarta, Canary and Pavones tops provide no-slip coverage whether you’re balancing still on a paddle board or hitting the volleyball court on the beach. Beauties with smaller chests or pear shapes should check out the Hibiscus one-piece or Tilloo top to draw the eyes up, with fun cut-outs that flatter. Modest and sexy at the same time, these suits are available in a variety of colors and prints that pop against all skin tones, and retail between $88 and $165; at citrineswim.com. Also addressing the myriad body types that women need to fit, Solkissed—a Latininspired swimwear collection from Alejandra Boggiano—has taken fashion-forward silhouettes along with a modern aesthetic and infused her designs with a sassy Peruvian spirit, using embellishments and ruffles as elements of style while addressing issues such as a smaller booty (enhance with a Brazilian cut), larger busts (with sports-bra like support tops but with a lace-up detail), draped ruffles to enhance smaller cup sizes, highwaisted bottoms to camouflage love handles and high-cut leg holes to “lengthen” shorter legs. The swimwear is handmade in Peru by women micro entrepreneurs, so stock up and help support the individuals and families of those who make these lovely suits; prices range between $80 and $210, at solkissed.com.
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Get ON Your Beauty Game
Vaso Spirou’s got you covered when it comes to summer beauty trends.
SALON VASO’S VASO SPIROU OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE TOP THREE TRENDS FOR THE MEAN SEASON.
Vaso Spirou, of the eponymous Salon Vaso in Miami Beach—who, by the way, is also known as the “curl whisperer”—just happens to have a keen eye for upcoming trends in all beauty categories. Fortunately for us, she’s sharing three of those here to help us get a jump on summer.
MAKEUP TREND: The Tropical Eye While it’s always good to look natural, say goodbye to the “no makeup makeup” look for now. The summer makeup this year is all about pops of color. Bright blues and aquamarine colors for shadow will give you a tropical, ‘70s vibe.
HAIR TREND: All About Braids “This summer, the classic braid is coming back at new levels and I couldn’t love it more,” our expert says. A polished ponytail braid is super easy and the perfect day-to-night look. The multi-braid style and the crown braid are two favorites for an enchanting, yet bohemian feel. Not only will you look chic in a braid, but we all know how the Miami heat affects our hair during the summer, and a braid is a simple go-to when you just don’t know what to do with those frizzy locks.
NAIL TREND: Subtle Nails of Summer Unlike makeup trends, summer nails are going to be less about color and more about creamy pastels. Nude nails are what it’s all about, from neutrals like beige to pale peach. While these shades are subtle, they give your nails a classy, sophisticated and elongated look that matches any outfit. Salon Vaso is located at 1500 Alton Road, Miami Beach; reserve your appointment by calling 305. 674.7470 or visit salonvaso.com.
BAR NONE Presenting squeaky clean sentiments that don’t come from Hallmark.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Dove Soap has transformed its iconic Beauty Bar for the first time in nearly 60 years to celebrate the women in our lives. For a limited time, the words love, real, kind or care will be engraved into the Dove Beauty Bar so that you can honor a woman who has made an impact on your life. Dove is also launching limited-edition packaging on select body wash, hair products and deodorant featuring inspirational quotes from real women. (Sample quotes include “My mother always told me I was smart, funny and beautiful…in that order. And I say the same thing to my daughter every day.” – Tara R., Chicago, IL, and “If your definition of ‘beauty’ doesn’t include you, rewrite it.” – Caitlin K., West Roxbury, MA.) Give the gift of kind and loving words by purchasing; visit dove.us/Soap.
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bracelet by Netatmo June keeps its wearer informed about sun exposure; the spa is welcoming outside (below) and in (bottom).
Concept ESCAPE FOR A SPA WEEKEND—TO THE W RETREAT & SPA AT VIEQUES ISLAND IN PUERTO RICO.
We all already know the W brand is fab; we’ve got the proof right in our own backyard. But the very first W Retreat & Spa in North America, W Vieques, which opened on March 25, 2010, is a hop and a skip over the water, eight miles off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico on the untouched island of Vieques. The property offers 136 guestrooms with views of the Atlantic, eight Fantastic Garden Retreats with a garden view, six Marvelous Retreats with an ocean view, and six Wow Ocean Front Retreats, all replete with W Hotel’s
signature beds with lush pillow-top mattresses, featherbed overlays, goose-down duvets and pillows, and 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. Additional highlights: ultra-plush W robes, Bliss products sink side, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, and openair bathrooms where you can soak in Agape’s minimal, natural tub designed by Patricia Urquiola, created exclusively for W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island. And let’s talk about the AWAY Spa. The 6,000+-square-foot space has rivulets and canals flowing throughout and scenic views of the ocean; in the main pavilion, manicures and pedicures are offered in a social sunken room situated in the middle, and water therapy treatment rooms have views of private stone gardens. A super-cool and innovative touch: UV-detecting bracelets by Netatmo June that you can borrow, bearing sun sensors masquerading as gemstones and which were designed by Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston collaborator Camille Toupet and that keep the wearer informed about sun exposure to prevent burning. Genius! For more information or to book, visit wvieques.com.
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Get Mochi FOR Mother’s Day BE THE ORIGINAL THAT MOM KNOWS YOU ARE AND SEND HER A TREAT SHE’LL REALLY LOVE TO EAT.
Chocolate is sweet, but mochi ice cream is positively dreamy. And now Mochidoki, the artisanal mochi ice cream brand that actually delivers to your doorstep, has a Mother’s Day offering you’ll definitely want to give (and get). The new 12-piece “Heart to Heart” mochi ice cream collection— which, by the way, is kosher certified, uses no artificial sweeteners and can be ordered gluten-free—features three beautiful boxes of classic white chocolate-dipped mochi ice cream flavors perfect for gifting foodie moms, including four pieces of white-chocolate dipped Raspberry White Chocolate mochi; four pieces of strawberry mochi ice cream dipped in tie-dyed pink and white chocolate and drizzled with semi-sweet dark chocolate; and the signature Vanilla Chocolate Chip mochi ice cream molded into hearts and decorated with pink and white chocolate. Each gift set includes a personalized note card and is available online for $40 (plus shipping) at mochidoki.com.
ON THE CASE UM ladies, logo up your leather with the new D&B offerings. Cane-iacs, get ready now for those big games coming up. Dooney & Bourke’s Collegiate Collection for the University of Miami features the school’s team logo and colors and is a cool way to show your team spirit without having to wear it on your chest (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Check out the NCAA Miami Cosmetic Case ($48), Continental Clutch ($128), the NCAA Miami Zip Zip Satchel ($248)and the Crossbody ($188), among other fun designs, all at dooney.com. 56
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DECLÉOR PARIS LIFE RADIANCE FLASH MASK: With Essential Oil of Saro to purify and cleanse and boost skin’s defenses, Elemi Essential Oil to promote microcirculation, and an exclusive fruit acids complex of passion fruit, grape and pineapple, this treatment has you covered when in need of a quick fix to reverse the signs of a late night. $44, at DecleorUSA.com.
G.M. COLLIN BODY TREATING OIL: A sublime treating oil with a delicate and quick-absorbing texture and a rich formulation of Eco-certified argan oil, lupin oil, lemon peel oil, lime oil and macadamia oil to enhance elasticity and firmness, relax a tired or tense body, and provide a sensation of wellbeing. $24; at Skin1.com..
G.M. COLLIN BODY “CITRUS FRESH” SHOWER GEL: A 3-in-1 product, this one cleanses, restores and protects the skin from dehydration via a rich, creamy lather and a citrus fragrance that delights the senses. $19.50; at Skin1.com as of June 2016.
Natural Beauty FRUIT DOESN’T JUST DO A BODY GOOD—IT TURNS OUT TO BE A MAGIC ELIXIR FOR YOUR COMPLEXION.
If you’re looking to achieve clear, glowing and blemish-free skin this summer, then you definitely want to make sure citrus fruits—lemons, pineapples, oranges and grapefruits— are not just in your breakfast bowl, but part of your beauty regimen, too. Dermatologists say that citrus fruits are a rich natural source of vitamin C, which helps destroy free radicals, enhance collagen production and retain elasticity all while providing a radiant glow to your skin. No idea where to start? Check out our list of five to find— and add them to your beauty routine.
SUKI EXFOLIATE FOAMING CLEANSER: This 100-percent toxin-free raw sugar scrub is specially formulated to gently buff away dead cells, pollutants and other debris to reveal smooth, glowing skin, promote firmness, boost circulation and reduce sagging. $32.95; at sukiskincare.com.
JANE IREDALE BEAUTYPREP FACE TONER: This gentle toner refines pores and moisturizes with organic botanical liposomes, prepares skin for layering moisturizer and makeup and is infused with Herbasome, a fruit extract infused water, to provide deep hydration. $33, at janeiredale.com.
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Peak xperience E PILOTING THE SEXIEST ROLLSROYCE IN HISTORY: THE 2016 ROLLSROYCE DAWN. By Steve Siler
Hundreds of feet above sea level on the steep coastal bluffs of Cape Town, South Africa, is Chapman’s Peak Drive, a twisty, two-lane stretch of asphalt containing 114 curves over just 5.6 miles and lined with craggy natural rock walls on one side and an uncomfortably low rock barrier on the other. Treacherous as it sounds, this road is famous for its views—vast, panoramic vistas of the South African coastline that get ever more spectacular around every bend. What little traffic there is moves at a “tourist” pace, with pullouts allowing
the curious to gaze upon the eastern Atlantic’s poetic vastness, scan the inky waters for breaching whales, or perhaps meet a cheeky wild baboon. Few places on earth present such a breadth of natural majesty with such incredible vividness as Chapman’s Peak Drive. Few automobiles on earth could measure up to scenery like this, which is exactly why RollsRoyce invited a handful of automotive journalists to drive its brand-new convertible, the Dawn, on this very road. First, only a convertible allows full enjoyment of any place where beauty comes from all directions, including above and—if you dare look—below. Second, as a Rolls-Royce, the Dawn is a spectacle in and of itself, with all of the elegance and power expected of a Rolls, and of course, a cabin where luxury comes from all directions. Rolls-Royce considers the Dawn to be the sexiest car it has ever built, and we’re hard-pressed to disagree. The long, broad hood, gleaming grille, slab-sided body and rear-hinged “coach” doors instantly identify it as a Rolls, but with its gently rising rear fenders—which Rolls calls “the feminine hips of Dawn”—ahem—the Dawn appears less formal and more sensuous than Rolls-Royces, including the Wraith coupe with which it shares
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its underpinnings. Should storm clouds fill the sky, the six-layer fabric roof rises in utter silence at speeds up to 31 miles per hour, sealing the cabin in 22 seconds. Even better, the roof’s low silhouette subtracts exactly none of its innate beauty. While most convertibles compromise rear seat space to make room for the folding roof, the Dawn is a true four-seater, welcoming fully grown adults in any of its four deeply padded seats. The buttery hides, gleaming aluminum, polished metal and book-faced wood veneers are arranged almost exactly as in the Wraith, with a similar suite of infotainment features offered as well. But whereas the Wraith’s sloping roof and thick rear pillars keeps its cabin private, the Dawn puts its opulence on full display once that top goes down, even extending the wood veneers beyond the rear seats to the tonneau cover. We could rattle off the Dawn’s list of sybaritic delights, but what really sets the interior of a car like the $340K Dawn apart from, say, a comparably equipped $150K Mercedes-Benz, is not the length of its amenities list, nor robotically perfect assembly. To the contrary, it’s the subtle warmth that comes when a human being, not a robot, mills a piece of wood trim, smooths a piece of leather over a door panel, or stitches a steering wheel. Barely noticeable to the untrained eye, those subtle variations— those “perfect imperfections”—are what make cars like the Dawn feel almost alive, and indeed, worth the money. With a 563-horsepower V-12 providing motivation, the Dawn is anything but underpowered; 62
Rolls says the Dawn can hit 60 mph in under five seconds, and we believe it. But the Dawn is deceptively large: exceeding the new BMW 7-Series by two inches in both length and width. And at 5,677 pounds, it weighs nearly 100 pounds more than a Cadillac Escalade—yet another reason to keep speeds reasonable. That said, the Dawn never lost its composure, holding on tenaciously on Chapman’s Peak Drive’s tightest corners as well as on other challenging roads around Cape Town. Still, at the end of the day, a more leisurely pace best suits the Dawn. This allows onlookers ample time to appreciate its lovely visage while its occupants revel in its sumptuous trappings without the distraction of a blurred landscape. And when your landscape is as stunning as that around Chapman’s Peak Drive, you don’t want to miss any of it.
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Calling all fashionistas: May’s forecast calls for shoes that wrap around and tie, airy dresses, fullpiece bathing suits, diamonds galore and more.
May’s beauty bests, you ask? Bobbi Brown’s Limited Edition Sunkissed Eye Palette is the ultimate Spring/Summer must-have. Available at bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
Add some pizzazz to any look with laceup sandals or heels. From gladiators that hit just below the knee to dainty ballet-style wraps to these Aquazzura “Wild Thing” heels, shoes that wrap and tie will give you that sexy, ultra-feminine vibe. Available at net-a-porter.com.
I’m a glutton for all-things turquoise, so naturally this Balenciaga wallet is so money (pun intended). The added bonuses? It’s designed with multiple sections for your notes, cards and coins, and even has a front zip pocket for storing small essentials. Available at net-a-porter.com.
Statement earrings are still experiencing a moment (thank the fashion gods for that!). Bursting with diamonds and pink tourmaline, Judith Ripka’s Town And Country Pink Mother Of Pearl Organic Slice earrings are serious showstoppers. Available at judithripka.com.
I’ll be cruising to the Caribbean this month and I never leave home without a breezy Tory Burch frock. What can I say? I’m a glutton for charming prints. Available at toryburch.com.
Talk about good timing. Bulgari’s latest spin on its covetable Serpenti watch is dripping in diamonds and sapphires. Want. Need. Got to have this snake charmer. Available at Bulgari, Bal Harbour Shops.
Splashed with a tropical pink palm frond print, it’s as though the Louis Vuitton Palm Sugar Pink Neverfull tote was created especially for us Sunshine State citizens. Available at Louis Vuitton, Aventura Mall, and louisvuitton.com.
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A practical, durable work of art designed by Mia Schmallenbach, this set of sculptural, nested knives won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Awards. The set is made of highquality stainless steel includes four knives, a paring knife, a utility knife, a chef knife and a slicer. Available at amazon.com.
Looking for something unique and original for your child or teen to do this summer? DesignLab Miamiâ€™s Fashion Design & Sewing Camp is a one-of-a-kind program encompassing all aspects of design for the aspiring fashionista. Campers enjoy a summer of fun and creativity while learning pattern making, textile science, fashion technology, and even incorporating 3D printing into their designs. Sign up for one week or the entire summer. The program runs from May 30th through August 19th, 2016. For more information, visit designlabmiami.com.
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Inspired by a longtime love for man’s best friend, Golden Doodle works with top illustrators to bring furry friends to life via t-shirts, iPhone cases, stickers and decals. Over 30 different dog breeds are represented through designs by four different artists. Look for additions to their apparel line later in the year. Visit goldendoodlegoods.com.
It’s hard to explain how wonderful it is to completely cut the cord on your headphones. Dashes are among the first pairs of commercially available truly wireless earbuds. Place a teardrop-shaped pod into each ear, and connect to your phone via Bluetooth. They connect to each other, through your head, using a technology called near-field magnetic induction (NFMI). Visit store.bragi.com.
Make a splash with 100% organic cotton Spiaggia Marina beach towels. With quickdrying properties and featuring a chic horizontal striped pattern in classic nautical colors, these towels are an essential for any trip to the beach or pool. Additional styles and colors are available at kassatex.com.
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Kate Beckinsale plays Lady Susan Vernon in Love & Friendship; as Selene in the Underworld movies and as Ava Gardner in The Aviator. BELOW: Beckinsale as Carrie Stetko in Whiteout.
ate Beckinsale is one of the most photogenic, intelligent, fashion-forward actresses in Hollywood. It seems that almost every week there is a photo of her in a fashion magazine or online showcasing her latest outfit. But the actress—who’s appeared in Pearl Harbor, The Aviator, Whiteout, Contraband, and of course in the extraordinarily successful, reprised mainstay role of Selene in the Underworld series— doesn’t trade on her looks. In fact, her next big project takes her from ass-kicking to bringing a literary character to life onscreen. This May, Beckinsale is playing Lady Susan Vernon in Love & Friendship, a period drama based on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. Historians aren’t certain exactly when Lady Susan was written, but they estimate it was sometime in the 1790s. Her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, published the book in 1871, after Austen’s death. The movie was a perfect fit for Beckinsale, considering she studied Vernon in school. “I grew up in England, so it’s very much a part of the curriculum in English [class]—you read Jane Austen,” Beckinsale explains. So the actress had no problem projecting herself back in history to tackle the 1790s oldfangled lines in her role
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as Lady Susan Vernon, a manipulative character always ready with a quip and who’s got a penchant for the finer things in life. “It’s one of the most dialogue-heavy movies I’ve ever done,” the actress says. For the Lady Susan Vernon character, Beckinsale had to make several costume changes through a host of different time periods, some of them not the most comfortable. “You have to learn some special skills, in terms of keeping a hat on that weighs 300 pounds,” she notes. And of course, the role required some research. “[Austen] wrote it, and what we can gather is that it was a bit sort of frivolous and not serious enough, which is actually part of what I think makes it turn into such a funny and interesting Jane Austen film,” Beckinsale says. “But it’s not typical. It’s not a love story; you know, a lot of her famous work is very romantic. This is isn’t very romantic at all. It’s funny, and the characters are a lot more hard-edged.” The book is written as an epistolary novel. “It’s all in metaphor, and it’s really, really short. But it’s incredibly in-depth in terms of character.”
Beckinsale landed her first movie role early on. “I went to a British school, and I was in a school play, and somebody’s mother was a casting director and said, ‘Will you go up for this movie?’ And I did. And I don’t think I got the first thing I tried, but then I was asked to go to something else, and it sort of started off like that,” explains Beckinsale, who was 18 at the time. “My first summer at Oxford, I did Much Ado About Nothing,” she adds. She would later drop out of Oxford to pursue her true passion—acting. In 1996, she had the good fortune of familiarizing herself with Austen’s style of writing. “I had been in a production of Emma before, so I studied that pretty hard. I’m definitely a Jane Austen fan.” That’s not something that might be apparent to fans who came to know the badass beauty that hit the public’s radar first in 2003, when she played Selene in Underworld. She reprised the role in Underworld: Evolution (2006), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), Underworld: Awakening (2012), and next in Underworld Blood Wars, which hits theaters in October. The role has shown consistent gains at the box office, never performing under each successive film’s budget. Beckinsale has garnered a loyal fan following for the series, and is an absolute rock star at ComicCon every year, which started in 1970 in San Diego for lovers of comic books and movies but has since spawned into a massive festival of sorts where scores of A-list actors go to promote upcoming projects. “They come dressed up as you, or whatever your character is for the movie,” Beckinsale says of attendees. “They’re very respectful; very involved. I’m very lucky with those fans,” she continues. “I have to say, I will support anyone who will go out Saturday morning dressed up as Wolverine or whatever—hit the streets—and take all their kids. I just think, that’s my kind of person.” MAY 2016
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RESTAURATEUR/CAPTAIN JIM’S SEAFOOD MARKET RESTAURANT, AVENTURA AGE: 64 MIAMI DAD TO LUCAS, 8
The biggest lesson having a child has taught me is… When you have a child, you quickly learn that it is no longer about you. Everything disappears except for that child. It’s actually a wonderful epiphany. How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: Um, Mom is always cool. (You also learn how to answer questions like this.) Best compliment your kid could ever pay you: Thanks for always listening and caring...and the laughter. My motivation for jumping back in to this business was the chance to have my son experience the thrill of owning a restaurant and to learn at a young age the meaning of a strong work ethic. The majority of our customer base is repeat customers and many are families with children his age. It’s wonderful that everyone knows him by name and some of the children have become friends through the restaurant. Often the kids disappear into the walk-in refrigerators and Lucas shows off the live lobsters; it can be as many as five or six kids! Hey, I’m in heaven...what more can I say!
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The biggest lesson having children has taught me is… To think very deliberately about whether something is an issue or it isn’t. I have a strong opinion about the right way to do things, with regard to almost every aspect of life. I also have a strong desire to make things easier for my girls and tell them the right way to do things. But you can’t do that with your kids; they have to learn things for themselves. So they’ve taught me to relax and enjoy the process wherever possible, to appreciate how they think, and to watch as they work things out for themselves. It’s usually fun to watch—they are brilliant little girls. How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: This happens very, very rarely. My wife, the interior decorator, is the epitome of cool, not to mention unbelievably beautiful and elegant. So she is normally a lot cooler than me. I did get appointed to Miami Shores Village Council last year and my girls think that is very cool. I also get to build amazing projects at Skanska, like the Frost Museum of Science, Pegasus at Gulfstream and Baptist Homestead Hospital, and they love to tour our projects and point them out to their friends. Best compliment your kids could ever pay you: My girls love to tell me that they think I am “hilarious”. And I love to make them giggle. As a person who believes that most people take life way too seriously, and that work is a lot less work when you’re laughing, that’s a pretty high compliment.
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The biggest lesson having children has taught me is… That I can survive on far less sleep than I thought! On a serious note, they have taught me the need for perspective. Sometimes I get too caught up in things both good and bad but spending time with my kids reminds me what’s most important in life and what true happiness is and to me—and that’s family. How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: My boys both love to cling to Daddy when they get a little nervous doing something new or “dangerous,” whether it’s jumping waves in the ocean, snowmobiling, or riding a horse…they know Daddy will protect them (even when Daddy may be a little scared himself). Best compliment your kids could ever pay you: That I was always there for them. I grew up with parents that worked a lot, but I always felt like they were around and that I could talk to them. I try hard to balance work and family time and want my kids to grow up knowing that Daddy is always there for them anytime/ anywhere. My wife works miracles balancing it all to make sure the kids are a priority while still excelling at work. It’s something I’m working every day to improve.
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The biggest lesson having children has taught me… To be selfless and give my kids my all. Life really changes when you have kids, but I am lucky to have four wonderful kids who exceeded
my expectations. I now sell real estate with them and I learn from them every day in this evolving tech world, including how the new generations do business. How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: My wife and I share the same goal with our kids: to raise them to be happy, self-sufficient, and fun-loving. We do have different styles in parenting, as I have a more relaxed approach and goof off more with them. I loved playing
in the yard with the kids growing up and taking them fishing. Now working together with them we joke around all them time. My wife is really cool too; that’s why I married her! Best compliment your kids could ever pay you: “I hope I can be as good a parent to my children as you were to me.” I love waking up and working with [my kids] the whole day—and I even get to hang out with them as best friends.
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The biggest lesson having children has taught me is… Being a good example matters. In just their first few years of life, I’ve seen my girls pick up many of the habits that my wife and I may exhibit. It’s changed how my wife and I view our roles as parents, but, more importantly, how we view ourselves as individuals. How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: My wife, Mariella, is the most sensational mother I know. With that being said, she doesn’t always trust me to take the girls out on my own. Perhaps that is because our go-to “daddydaughter” trip is to Pinkberry or a less-than-healthy restaurant. When we’re not out eating pizza and ice cream, my primary role as Dad is to be the nighttime reader with Isabella and Aria. I’m not sure that makes me “cool,” but it’s definitely the most special moment of my day. Best compliment your kids could ever pay you: My work as the CEO of The Children’s Movement requires a lot of travel—and a lot of time away from my family. It’s a constant concern that I struggle with every day. So, the best compliment my daughters could give me would be to say that they realize my time spent away from home is in pursuit of giving all children across Florida the same opportunities that they have… and that they’re proud of me.
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The biggest lesson having children has taught me is… They hear and see everything. If you find yourself saying things you shouldn’t or complaining, you can be sure they will emulate you. It is a good reminder to stay positive and to treat people well. There is no such thing as “do as I say and not as I do.” How Dad gets to be cool when Mom is not: The kids eat super-healthy when at home. We are partners in two Palm Beach bakeries, Paneterie and Patrick Leze. Their mother likes to sleep in on the weekends, so I get to run them out for sweet treats on Saturdays and Sundays. Easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission! Best compliment your kids could ever pay you: You always hope your children see you as a gentleman. Good manners are extremely important in our house. I would hope that they would think of me as one. That said, my daughter Derby told my wife Michelle that I was a giant and asked if I could lift a car... I could have killed my wife for telling her that I couldn’t!
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What’s a better way to strengthen that father-son bond than by spending some quality time away from work, home and responsibilities in general? It’s a gift guys don’t necessarily think of when trying to show appreciation on Father’s Day, so we thought of it for you. Here are a half-dozen ideas for great escapes near, far and in between, whether you’re into golfing, rafting, boating or maybe just spa-ing (yes, guys spa, too).
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Harborview Nantucket Luxury Rentals 24 Washington Street Nantucket, Massachusetts 508.228.4423 harborviewnantucket.com The island’s luxury waterfront cottage enclave invites families on Father’s Day to indulge in local treasures. Since 1995, Cisco Brewers have made their mark as unique crafters of beer, wine and spirits. Dads can sip and savor the island’s best libations with its Cisco Brewers Package. Available year-round, the package includes overnight luxury accommodations (based on a two-night minimum); a welcome amenity, including red and white wines from Cisco’s Nantucket Vineyard; an assortment of Cisco Beers with cheese and crackers; VIP access to Cisco Brewery, including a complimentary tour and tasting; a $50 credit for drinks and 50 percent off Cisco merchandise. Rates start at $738 per night; guests must be 21 and older to book the package and it must be booked 48 hours in advance.
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel 200 Riverside Drive Clayton, New York 315.686.1100 1000islandsharborhotel.com For the dad with a love of all things nautical, a trip here is sure to float his boat. Perched along the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region, upstate New York’s most lauded destination, this AAA Four Diamond gem is “it” for an escape on the water. A preferred hotel of the Antique Boat Museum, the premier freshwater nautical museum in North America, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel draws year-round water enthusiasts with the promise of world-class fishing, kayaking, rafting and customizable river cruises. Dad can check out the Antique Boat Museum boasting over 300 beautifully preserved boats, fish the crystal clear waters of the St. Lawrence River, or climb aboard Captain Jeff Gernsey’s boat (of Classic Island Cruises) for local wine and cheese paired with tours of the stunning Boldt Castle, a bird’s eye view of Millionaires Row, or a trip down the famous Bootleggers tour dating back to the 1920’s. June rates start at $169.
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Tucked away in the High Peaks of Lake Placid, this Forbes Four Star retreat is a rustic playground for dad. He can test the waters at the resort’s fully stocked catch-and-release rainbow trout pond complete with casting lessons and complimentary fishing equipment (part of the value of the Lodge’s activity driven “Resort Inclusive” experience). Then, after he’s reeled in his catch, he can relax at the awardwinning Spa with a selection of Modern Man treatments made just for him, like the Outdoorsman Facial and the Man Hands Soother. Following dinner at KANU, dad can unwind with a cigar and Cognac flight in one of the Lodge’s own handcrafted lean-tos with a fire pit. Ideal for exploring, the Lodge’s Stay and Play Adirondack Experience package includes a $50 credit for stays of two nights and a $100 credit for stays of three nights or more. The credits are redeemable on-and off-property for activities and adventures booked through the resort. Whether guests want to unwind at the Spa followed by a cocktail at KANU, or explore their adventurous side white-water rafting in the Saranac River, Stay and Play gives guests the freedom to do the Adirondacks their way. Packages start at $360 per night in June and rates also include full breakfast daily and access to all resort amenities and privileges, including valet parking, pool, fitness center, game room, movie theater, and, on weekends, Kamp Kanu, the Lodge’s supervised children’s program.
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W The study is covered with a smashing black, brown and white David Hicks rug. A Jeff Koons ceramic puppy animates the coffee table.
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and glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean, the 2,500-square-foot Palm Beach apartment owned by philanthropist and art collector Sandra Krakoff is a sanctuary of serenity. Designed by Krakoff with Nancy Edman of Boston, the 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at the waterfront Biltmore is filled with art and fine furnishings. Krakoff had sold her Palm Beach home but wanted to stay on the island with her Yorkie, Bijou, so the team finished everything in just four months. “This apartment had been done two and a half years ago as a guest retreat,” explains Krakoff, the mother of fashion designer Reed Krakoff, the former creative director of Coach who recently formed his own fashion label, Reed Krakoff Designs. “It was a fancy style and the people took it all with them. So we started from scratch with my stuff.” Krakoff, who divides her time between Palm Beach and Boston, is on the advisory board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York, and a trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the MorseLife Foundation in Florida. She donated the entire second floor of furnishings from her previous home to charity. For her eighth-floor apartment, Krakoff worked with West Palm Beach contractor Greg Giuliano to make necessary changes. For example, the kitchen originally opened to the entryway, so she closed it off and added a wine cooler and glass storage unit for her crystal. She also changed the full doors in the master bath to a sliding door, and removed a closet in the den to install a full bookcase.
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The modern art is from Friedel Dzubas, the Germanborn abstract painter. Jane Manus’ mounted black sculpture brings together the living and dining spaces in Sandra Krakoff’s chic apartment. The dining table is appointed for guests with an original set of Raynaud Limoges Porcelain. Crystal is Venetian with British sterling silver flatware. Candlesticks are Tiffany; the chandelier is called “A Snow Ball” from Germany. A section of the living room is highlighted with a dynamic Donald Sultan painting called Black-Rose.
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The large master bedroom contains a series of vignettes. The cornices are the same fabric as the bedspread and headboard. The doggie bed is from an auction at the Norton Museum. The side table is from Cedric Dupont Antiques. In the corner, the blue upholstered chair is an original from the late 1700s. A Venetian glass mirror is above the owner-designer’s glass writing table. At right hangs a photo of a Cuban scene purchased on a trip to Cuba a dozen years ago. OPPOSITE: The “Curiosity Cabinet” of seashells in the guest bedroom stands behind a white Jane Manus sculpture.
The apartment’s flooring is made of large square Italian tile that looks like marble but is more durable. The den is covered in an original English carpet by Stark. Windows in the living areas are treated with plantation shutters, while two of the bedrooms have drapery. Unique in Krakoff’s apartment is a large pillar that divides the living and dining rooms. “The pillar separating the two areas could not be moved, so I asked sculptor Jane Manus to cover it in black,” says Krakoff, referring to an attached metal sculpture that helps transition the two rooms. “My friends love it!” The foyer leading to the apartment is distinguished by wall art, a 1750 antique bench in wood and velvet stripe, and a family of life-size collectible sheep. Krakoff bought the Les Lalanne sheep at the suggestion of her talented son Reed, whose own home has been featured in Architectural Digest. “I just love my sheep,” she says. “Reed has a good eye and suggested I buy them. We decorate all three for the holidays.” From the the foyer, entering the living room with its pure white walls is a feast for the style-minded. The space is a well curated mix-and-match of Krakoff’s art collection, her elegant family couches and her collection of throw pillows made from embroidered textiles. A white coffee table filled with small collectible art, including a dog sculpture, is wrapped in silk and painted. The entire room is a mélange of unexpected delights: Lalique crystal, Venetian candlesticks, smooth glass balls and the wonderful
David Hockney painting of a swimming pool. “I envisioned it all and knew where to place things,” says Krakoff. “Everything worked perfectly.” The dining space looks like it was designed for the finest international showroom. With its broad stroke of color—black, white and orange set against subtle uses of gold—the room is festive and glamorous without being over the top. A glittery chandelier called “A Snow Ball” from Germany is a showstopper and always creates excitement, even for repeat dinner guests. The den is a sanctuary made for relaxing and reading. A David Hicks-designed rug in black, brown and white, coordinating throw, and contemporary canvas by German-born abstract painter Friedel Dzubas, add soothing tones and drama to the otherwise serene space. In the corner, a lady’s form created by a French Canadian artist stands tall with her waist highlighted by a brooch. “We call her Marilyn Monroe,” laughs Krakoff. While she goes back and forth to Boston, Krakoff has made Palm Beach her primary residence. She loves entering her artfilled haven which extends to the bedrooms. The master and the guest rooms are startling in their coordination of art and furniture with large expressive windows that have mesmerizing views of paradise. “The scenes of the island and the city I have from my bedroom windows look like a painting,” she says. “I love gazing outdoors.” The silk drapery in her master bedroom comes from her former house. The cornices are made of the same Holly Hunt fabric as her bedspread and headboard. A Venetian-glass mirror above her writing table works well as a contrast to some of the room’s contemporary lighting. “I used to have a separate office, but I am happy working with my writing space so I really don’t need that extra room,” says Krakoff. Near her desk is a doggie bed for Bijou flanked by small lamps that illuminate into the image of a bone when plugged into the wall socket. Bijou loves it. “Bijou sleeps there. It’s a private little place,” she says, “well located between the desk and my bed.” The guest bedroom shines with a large work of eclectic shells called “Curiosity Cabinet” that lends the room style and texture. Below, a contrasting white sculpture like the black one covering the public area pillar is another favorite. “Jane’s white sculpture was a house gift, and I just love it,” she says. Krakoff is delighted with her new space because the art she loves is everywhere. The collector, who moved in last November, is anxiously awaiting Reed’s visit because over the years he has given her gifts of art and furnishings and also advised her on what to buy. “Reed and his wife are very good with design, and I want them to see what I have done here,” she says. Meanwhile, Krakoff, a widow, is content to admire the family of sheep who greet her with kindness when she enters the apartment. “They are so adorable,” she says. “I couldn’t be happier in my new home.”
OPPOSITE: Animating the floral art in the living room are two ceramic balls done by a Mexican craftsman. “I fell in love with them,” says Krakoff, who is also smitten with the long gold Japanese environmental polemic by Takashi Taruya that depicts the Japanese lucky number of 9, a clean energy truck and a Starbucks-like logo. ABOVE: A dress formed to the shape of a woman’s body is highlighted at the waistline with a brooch. “We call her Marilyn Monroe,” Krakoff says. LEFT: The entry’s family of sheep adds animation, whimsy and texture to the contemporary uncluttered interior.
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Michele Oka Doner designed the costumes for this year’s production by Miami City Ballet of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Oka Doner with a tool of the trade; Totem, created by the artist of wax and organic material.
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DELANO SOUTH BEACH If hearing the expression ‘Sunday Funday’ doesn’t whet your appetite for a stacked Bloody Mary, then maybe unlimited Veuve Cliquot mimosas will do the trick. As an iconic South Beach stronghold, the Delano Hotel is delighting Miami elite with a revamped brunch menu and live entertainment. Against a subtle Alice in Wonderland backdrop, classic brunch favorites, international specialties and impressive sushi selections are presented in whimsical fashion. Take your pick from the omelet station, pasta station and raw bar along with an expansive pastry and dessert display. So with spring in full swing and temperatures heating up, make sure to pencil in fun in the sun, tunes by DJ Corrado Rizza and brunch with the girls. 1685 COLLINS AVE.; 305.672.2000; DELANO-HOTEL.COM
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. MAY 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.
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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.
ANTICA MARE We Floridians might not have realized it, but Marco Betti has been making quite the splash in Atlanta with his awardwinning restaurants. Now, following his better judgment, he’s brought his expertise to Miami. And it’s working. Debuting this past February, Betti’s Antica Mare is a modern Italian dining gem with breezy, bayfront seating perfect for taking in authentic, elegantly presented and downright delicious Tuscan dishes that benefit from some extraordinary though simple preparation techniques. Grilled octopus is so tender you literally do not have to chew it, and is imbued with just a hint of smoky goodness from a quick turn on the grill. Pastas are a combination of dried and homemade, depending on the sauce and accompanying ingredients, because as all phenomenal Italian cooks know, there’s a method to making a magnificent meal—like pillow-soft gnocchi with delicate tomato sauce and melty mozzarella (flown in from Italy). Everything— from the seared-to-perfection lamb chops to the meticulously seared and seasoned sea bass atop a bed of flavorful greens, to a panna cotta drizzled with berry sauce—sends the diner on a trip to Italy without the exhausting plane trip. It’s a dining experience not to be missed. 7999 NORTHEAST BAYSHORE CT.; 305.398.1001; ANTICAMARE.COM
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VILLA CASTELLI Latin for a “luxurious fortress”, the name says it all for Villa Castelli in Surfside. Dripping in charming oldschool Italian glamour—think red chandeliers, a floor-to-ceiling wine larder and red roses on every table—the décor and dishes alike are as authentic as in the coastal Italian town that shares its namesake. Recipes handed down over generations like their handmade pasta, freshly prepared mozzarella and just-caught fresh seafood are only a few things on the menu that made our
mouths water. Sicilian-born Chef Gioacchino Sofia and Chileanborn, European-groomed Executive Chef Gonzalo Fuente Alba produce a monthly changing menu to keep up with Miami’s everevolving culinary scene. Blame it on the fine wine, the tiramisu or the harp player softly strumming in the corner, but the romantic Villa Castelli will leave you feeling nostalgic for a quick trip over to the old country. 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 142
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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dining guide 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.
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THE TUCK ROOM — 3701 N.E. 163rd Street, Sunny Isles Beach, 786.563.7061; thetuckroom.com. Tucked away inside the iPic Theaters North Miami Beach, this is a great spot to try shared plates and handcrafted cocktails. James Beard awardwinner Chef Sherry Yard oversees the extensive menu of shareable plates such as spicy tuna hand rolls, lobster rolls, and Angus sliders with bacon. 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 artistinspired 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-die-for 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.
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BLACKBRICK — 3451 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 305.573.8886; midtownchinese.com. From Richard Hales, the man who gave us Sakaya Kitchen, comes this Midtown neighborhood restaurant that takes its cues from Korean street foods. Dishes include Peking duck, wok stir-fry diver scallops, steamed red snapper, and a house-made Chinese charcuterie and full dim sum menu.
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 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. SAGE BAGEL & DELI — 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, 954.456.7499; sagebagelanddeli.com. A bustling bagel haven known for soups, prepared foods, and bagels all made from scratch. Breakfast, lunch and catering. Dogs are welcome in the full-service outdoor courtyard seating area.
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. LA BOULANGERIE – BOUL’MICH — 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.974.4634; laboulangerieusa.com. A French artisanal bakery bringing freshly made products in a relaxed, friendly, café environment.
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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. 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 filet mignon are among the many choices, all of them perfectly prepared.
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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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
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with authentic Israeli food, falafel, beef soup, chicken pita and more. Fun atmosphere, good food and attentive service.
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.
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.
CHINA BISTRO AT WATERWAYS — 3565 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305.936.0755; chinabistrogk.com. Glatt Kosher Asian eatery featuring an extensive selection of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese inspired dishes. Wide 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. ETZEL-ITZIK DELI — 18757 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305.937.1546. Looks can be deceiving, and this small spot is the proof,
PITA PLUS OF AVENTURA — 18833 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.935.0761. Falafels, stuffed grape leaves, kebabs and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/ outdoor Israeli and Middle-Eastern eatery.
Mediterranean APEIRO KITCHEN & BAR — 33252 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 786.800.5389; apeirorestaurants.com. Apeiro, meaning “infinite” in Greek, features a contemporary menu inspired by the countries that make up the Mediterranean’s culinary culture. Signature dishes include roasted rosemary-lavender pork chops, and eggplant caponata. LIQUE — 3957 N.E. 163 Street, Sunny Isles Beach, 305.705.2425; liquemiami.com. Located on the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, Lique features upscale Mediterranean inspired plates including fresh seafood entrees, carpaccios and plates for two to share. The raw bar offers seasonal oysters, stone crab claws, cherrystone clams, king crab legs and lobster. 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, kababs, moussaka, and lamb chops. MANDOLIN AEGEAN BISTRO — 4312 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.749.9140; mandolinmiami.com. This Aegean restaurant transports diners with fresh baked bread, roasted lamb, grilled fish, and homemade specialties that are authentic to the villages of Greece and Turkey. Enjoy spanokopita, moussaka, and even a shot of Turkish coffee.
Mexican 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. COYO TACO — 2300 N.W. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.573.8228; coyo-taco.com. With an “everything fresh” philosophy, all ingredients are 100% natural, and the corn tortillas are house-made. Locally sourced vegetables and naturally raised meat and seafood are the mainstays. Menu features tacos, burritos, bocadillos and freshly made guacamole. 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. 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.
Seafood 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. MIDTOWN OYSTER BAR — 3301 N.E. First Ave., Miami, 786.220.2070; midtownoysterbar. com. This cozy restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean-influenced favorites. The focus is on impeccably sourced oysters and a raw bar, fresh seafood, lobster and stone crabs. Specialties include Bouillabaisse, panseared diver scallops, Ipswich clams, scampi crudi, lobster rolls and more.
and pappardelle with braised short ribs and white truffle oil. WILD SEA OYSTER BAR & GRILLE — 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.2555; riversidehotel.com. Organic and sustainable ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks, and of course, a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters plus Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche.
MIGNONETTE — 210 N.E. 18th Street, Miami, 305.374.4635; mignonettemiami. com. Daniel Serfer brings “old Florida meets New Orleans” style food to this restaurant. There is a marble raw bar with oysters and fresh Alaskan king crab legs, or classics like Oysters Rockefeller and Clams Casino. Don’t miss the daily chowder, bisque or gumbo.
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.
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
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 Spanishinfluenced 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. 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.
Beach; 954.843.7600, texasdebrazil.com. This authentic Brazilian churrascaria starts you off with a 50-item “salad” bar and continues with skewers of hand-carved beef, sausages and chicken that continue to be served until you say enough—a true experience in culinary overload.
NOVECENTO — 18831 Biscayne Blvd., #220, Aventura, 305.466.0900; novecento.com. A refined mix of Argentine, Mediterranean and Pan Latin cuisine highlighted by French techniques and in-depth attention to presentation. Steaks, chicken, veal and specialty dishes like blood sausage and sweetbreads are all served in a unique Argentinean-Bistro 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 offers a variety of ceviches, tiraditos, soups, causas and chaufas, saltados, tacu tacu and more. Dine in and enjoy live music or order online and take out. TEXAS DE BRAZIL — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 800 Silks Run, Hallandale
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.
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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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.
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