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Contents speCial edition: best self oCtober 2015

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146 Model Behavior Red-hot supermodel Karolina Kurkova has discovered a healthy outdoor lifestyle on Miami Beach—and she’s loving it.

150 Mint condition These 5 Miamians are living proof that with equal parts discipline and hard work, you can be fab and fit at any age.

158 Bosh is Back The Miami Heat star is healthy, happy and eager to put his passion back on the court.

162 little helpers Want to brighten your skin? Whiten your teeth? Tighten your muscles? These things will give you a boost in the right direction.

170 west coast wellness Embrace wellness the California way, with plenty of activities connecting you to nature.

176 in the Black No matter your style, wear it for an aura of mystery.

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Editor’s LEttEr


what’s trEnding


Editor’s Picks

63 aventurist jEwELry box 63 Buy something beautiful for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

hot shEEt 64 Kick up your workout a notch with The Soteria Method; raising funds for Crohn’s & Colitis; and more.

Pink ahEad 68 Scoop up some merch for a cause this October.

drivE timE 70 Steve Siler’s take on the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS.

thE Last wordy 78 Fashion blogger Maria Tettamanti’s idea of October treats.


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editor’s letter

imply S Best The

Every year when we put together this issue, I read all

the amazing interviews with the health and fitness professionals we feature and think, “I need to make an appointment with him/her, stat!” And most times, I don’t. Because I get caught up in life, work, the next deadline— you can probably relate. But really, I’m short-changing myself. Because every one of us—no matter how young, strong, fit or healthy—can use something. It may be dental work, or even just a little whitening. Could be those dreaded sun (or age) spots have been haunting you every time you look in the mirror and no serum or cream on the planet seems to make them fade. Maybe that lower back pain that you keep attributing to your mattress is actually something more. And on and on it goes. Personally, I could probably make the rounds. My heel spurs (thanks, Insanity workout) have never gotten better, and wearing heels has become as dreaded


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a thought to me as suiting up in full armor to venture out in the heat. Those blasted age spots (at 52, you can’t get away with pretending you’ve just sprouted a crop of freckles) are not the easiest skin issue to conceal. And let’s not discuss the wonders that an endocrinologist could probably do. So the message is this: Read through the 29 pages of the “Best Self” section and you’re bound to discover someone or something you and your health could benefit from. When you do, get on the horn—or the appropriate website—and make your appointment. That’s why this issue exists: to help you, dear readers, be your best you—and that means inside and out. Enjoy the issue.

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WHAT’S TRENDING HigH living, fine dining and luxury yacHting grabbed your attention last montH, and wHy not? tHis is miami, after all.

ON FacEbOOk South Florida condos are literally taking their amenities to new heights. Our “On top of the World” item featuring rooftop pools reached more than 620 people.


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ON INsTagRam it was smooth sailing for Florida Yachts international, with our Local Color profile racking up over 255 engagements.

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NAtUrAL BeAUtY Makeup artist to the stars Paige Padgett emphasizes that what we use in our beauty regime is just as important as what we eat, since 60 percent of what goes on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. Her latest book, The Green Beauty Rules: The Essential Guide to Toxic-Free Beauty, Green Glamour and Glowing Skin is a powerhouse of great advice Padgett applies to her clients and herself that readers can now access and use to go green with beauty products.

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Buy something beautiful for Breast Cancer Awareness, and you’ll be doing something beautiful at the same time.

help on the way Tarbay is donating 20 percent of sales from pink pieces purchased in October to SenosAyuda, a non-profit organization aimed at raising the Venezuelan community’s awareness about breast cancer. Moonstone and peridot ring, $195, and rose opal earrings; $85, at


A portion of sales from Chamilia’s pink braided leather “Give Back: Breast Cancer” bracelet will go to the American Cancer Society; $75, at

here ann now Ann Taylor’s Limited Edition jewelry collection includes a pendant necklace ($49.50) and charm bracelet ($59.50) with emblematic charms; 50 percent of the proceeds of each item will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To purchase, visit




beautiful tribute Elisabeth Bell Jewelry designer Beth Yorn, who lost her mother to breast cancer, has teamed up with The Noreen Fraser Foundation to create the Grace bracelet; 30 percent of the sales will go to the foundation. Visit

the big buzz One hundred percent of proceeds from the sale of Bianca Milov Jewelry’s Bee Necklace (with 18” chain) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; $45, at october 2015


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To Your Health SpaJuiCeBar’S got what you need to Jump on the JuiCing Bandwagon—and more.

Juicing is officially no longer a trend—it’s a way of life. At least that’s the case for a lot of South Floridians who have come around to the health benefits they can get from fresh pressed juices. Enter SpaJuiceBar, where a variety of juices from Calming to Cool Fresh to Morning to Dandelight are available on the go for $11 apiece. Entire cleanses consisting of six bottles per day—choose from the Awaken Juice, Glow Juice and Energy Juice Cleanse, depending on your needs—are also in the offing. But you can nosh here, as well, on an energy-boosting organic açai bowl, one of half a dozen organic salads, or even something sweet; specifically, organic cacao pudding made with avocado, agave nectar and other good-for-you ingredients. Mouth watering? Head to 1217 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; visit


Sabrina Kurzman: on a mission.

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Sabrina Kurzman is taking hers— against Crohn’s & Colitis—personally, so that others may benefit in the future.


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South Florida resident Sabrina Kurzman jumped on this cause upon finding out her son Ben had Crohn’s Disease. This summer, her other son, Drew, was also diagnosed with the condition. Not that she needed any added motivation to raise money for this cause, but Kurzman is fighting more ferociously than ever against the disease. This is her sixth year of hosting Comedy Night, a Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA) fund raiser, which will be held October 21 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Improv in Hollywood. Kurzman, who asks everyone she sees for auction items, says, “I reach out and ask people every place I go, in addition to my friends,” she says. “I am humbled that Comedy Night has been so successful. It has legs and wings. I want to help researchers find a cure for this disease that debilitates more than 1.4 million Americans each year.” To purchase tickets for Comedy Night, visit

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Kicking It Up a Notch

The SoTeria MeThod leTS MiaMi girlS wear Their heelS while They hone Their haMSTringS.

the Soteria Method founder Avital zeisler has a leg up on fitness.

Fall fitness trend alert: The Soteria Method takes switching up your routine a step further by switching from sneakers to heels for its Weapons of Fitness class, which is taught in high heels. Named after the Goddess of Safety, The Soteria Method is a unique self-defense, fitness and self-discovery training practice that will be launching its nationwide digital platform this fall. Founder and creator Avital Zeisler has trained superfit celebs like Amanda Seyfried and Keri Russell, so get out your Louboutins and get ready to kick—and tone—some ass. For more information, visit

DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Festival Miami keeps it going for three weeks every fall.

Presented by the UM Frost School of Music, Festival Miami is coming up—and it’s known and loved for putting on a diverse blend of more than 20 extraordinary concerts during the three week-long festival each fall. Among this year’s—the 32nd—Festival Miami highlights are Billboard chart-topping classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who will open the Festival at UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall on October 16; Latin jazz icon Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who has been characterized by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz…a pianist of almost supernatural abilities,” on October 22; Spanish fusion superstar Macaco on October 23; and multiplatinumselling singer-songwriter and pianist Ben Folds performing Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Since Folds wrote the concerto in 2013, it’s been performed to sold-out audiences around the globe. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


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ABOVE: Ben Folds will perform at Festival Miami with the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Orchestra. LEFT: Spanish fusion superstar Macaco takes the stage October 23.

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Pink Ahead Grab up some beautiful merch this month, and all for a Great cause: beatinG breast cancer.

OUT OF THE BOX Handmade Beauty Box is donating 100 percent of profits from the sale of October’s box to Project Violet, which works to help doctors research and develop new drugs for more effective breast cancer treatments. Bonus: October’s Handmade Beauty Box will feature a do-it-yourself Pink Salt Body Scrub made with all-natural Himalayan pink sea salt and coconut oil; $31.50, at


ALL THE WAY UP Up Vibe, a Brazilian fitness-wear company based in Miami that was formerly available only online, has opened a retail boutique in Miami Beach. This month, they’re running a “Pink Proceeds” campaign that directs 10 percent of all proceeds to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation; check out the full listing on their website, SHOWN: ONDA leggings, $82.99, and Diva top, $62.99, part of the Up Vibe Pink Proceeds Campaign.

Every penny of the proceeds from Jane Iredale’s Smell the Roses all natural, 30 percent organic hydrating facial spritz that moisturizes and cleanses the skin, calms irritation and reduces redness will be donated to the national education and support organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer; $29, at

TIE OnE On Marimekko is donating $25 from the sale of each of its 100 percent wool Galleria Scarves to the BCRF, with a guaranteed donation of $10,000. The scarf will be available Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2015. $129; at Marimekko stores and

THE GOOD FIGHT The VIMMIA Warrior One limitededition capri legging was created in support of breast cancer research and treatment, and so named to take a stand against cancer. A percentage of sales proceeds will benefit breast cancer-related initiatives at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. $99; at

EYE CAnDY Wynwood Shades will be donating 10 percent of the proceeds from these sassy pink Furla “Candy” glasses to the Susan G. Komen Foundation; $225, at Wynwood Shades, 2621 NE 2nd Ave., Miami.

KICK CAnCER One hundred percent of sales—not profits— from Skinn Cosmetics’ Pink Foot Fetish heel balm will go to the Bright Pink Breast and Ovarian Health Organization for Breast Cancer Awareness; $22, at

ROCK STEADY Grab the Rock Royalty Couture Scarf for $18 and Hard Rock will donate 15 percent of the price to various breast cancer charities; check it out—along with more PINKTOBER merchandise— at



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the 2015 MAserAti QuAttroporte Gts: it’s As fun to sAy As it is to drive. By Steve Siler


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neptune trident reminds the driver of the beauty in hand.

Maserati’s swagger starts with its very name. Go ahead, say it aloud: Maserahhhti. Yeah, you can’t even say it without sounding fabulous. Add the word “Quattroporte” and you’re speaking pure poetry—trochaic tetrameter, to be precise. Italian poetry, no less. Never mind that “Quattroporte” simply means “fourdoor.” It sounds marvelous rolling off the tongue. Turns out, that’s not the only fabulous thing about this issue’s featured automobile, the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte, which we recently sampled in its swiftest form, the GTS. First, it is quite the looker, with its bulging hood and confident, voluptuous body contours. Neptune’s trident is nestled within the protuberant, low-set grille that, combined with determined headlamps, evoke the sultry, open-mouth come-hither expression mastered by so many supermodels on the pages of this magazine. If Sofia Vergara were a car, she’d look like this.


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ABOVE: Sleek lines and

sultry curves characterize the 2015 Maserati Quattroporte gtS. RIGHT: the v8 engine built by Ferrari comes alive on acceleration.

The Quattroporte GTS’ plus-sized dimensions and $144K price—no one said Sofia Vergara was a cheap date—place it in the same category as the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Audi S8, yet from behind the wheel, the GTS feels rather less like a Teutonic limousine than an Italian sport sedan. It is luxurious enough to hold its head high in that heady company, but that’s not its primary mission. No, the Maser’s reason for existing is to be the sportiest luxury car on the market. And that it is. Put the pedal down, and the the 523-hp turbocharged V-8 turns it into a snarling, four-door Ferrari. Razor-sharp steering always zeroes in on the apex of a corner, and the body stays pan-flat when clipping it. Ride quality is always taut and never, ever floaty. The brakes on our tester proved a bit grabby, but when summoned to do so, they would stop the car with brain-jarring force. More than any of its competitors, the Quattroporte GTS is a car that gets more engaging and interesting the harder one drives it. Think of it as an instant mood adjustment machine, capable of widening your smile in direct proportion to the pressure you apply to the go pedal. 72

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2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS

n Body STyle: 4-door, 5-passenger sedan n Power: turbocharged 3.8-liter v-8: 523 hp; 524 lb-ft of torque n TranSMiSSion: 8-speed automatic n drive wheelS: rear n Fuel econoMy, ciTy/hiGhway: 13/22 mpg n BaSe Price: $142,300 (includes delivery charge)

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while handsome, appointments aren’t quite as luxe as one might expect for the price tag. BELOW: Ample room in the back seats adds comfort to elegance.

It’s painful to point out the flaws in a car as emotional as this, but alas, even a beauty like this can have some, and we’d be remiss not to ding the car for the occasional moments of cheapness, which come primarily in the form of prosaic window switches and climate controls sourced from the Fiat/ Chrysler parts bin. The leather is, well, as fabulous as any Italian car in the world, but the front seats it covers are wide and hard. While the aluminum trim piece surrounding the center screen is as premium as anything you’ll find in a Bentley, the screen graphics themselves are the same as the ones in your housekeeper’s Chrysler. A car this great (and this pricey) deserves its own trimmings. As with many Italian cars, the Quattroporte GTS is not perfect, but is an undeniably emotional creature, closer to feeling truly alive than anything in its segment of the market. And it has the capacity to make its driver feel alive, too. 74

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GLOW FORTH Brit “it” makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has worked with A-listers such as Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz and rihanna—and now she’s sharing her beauty tricks with you through her eponymous beauty line. While Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturizing potion is all the rage, slather on her Wonder Glow afterward for celebritylike luminous skin. Available at


SCHOOLBOY COOL Womenswear label Veronica Beard’s claim to fame? the quirky “Dickey”—a classic jacket lined with an interchangeable sweater insert (lovingly called the Dickey) for their luxe American sportswear brand. Consider this classicwith-a-twist piece your next closet staple. Available at


LEATHER FEATHER Channel your inner rock star with these statementmaking earrings by rebecca Minkoff. Comprised of leather, crystals and beads, they’ll have you living on the edge. Available at


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Trick or treat, you ask? Treats, of course. This October, I’ll take ‘70s-inspired fashions, snake motifs, boyfriend blazers and standout shades, to start.


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dr. Bertha Baum, is a recognized Florida licensed Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon who provides her patients with the most current and advanced care for conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. She is dedicated to her patients and understands that healthy skin can have an effect on quality of life. She has collaborated in several publications, in world re-known dermatological Journals and books, with her research Dr. Baum remains committed to the highest standards of patient care and is actively involved in several professional organizations so that she can be on the leading edge of advancements in her field. Dr. Baum is proud to treat patients of all age and skin types, and has experience in cosmetic, pediatric, general and surgical dermatology. dr. Baum will personally design the perfect plan for you. Request your free cosmetic consultation. To make an appointment in our Hallandale office call 954-456-5050.


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Ariel Soffer, MD, FACC At Soffer HeAltH InStItute, A teAm of dedIcAted pHySIcIAnS And nurSeS provIde StAte-of-tHe-Art cArdIovASculAr And veIn cAre. What are signs and symptoms that indicate a vein problem that is more than just cosmetic? “The development of varicose veins is often the first sign of venous insufficiency, and this can progress to more serious consequences of chronic venous insufficiency including swelling, skin changes and ulceration. Many people do not know, however, that congestive heart failure and varicose veins are often mistaken for one another. While vein symptoms often manifest themselves cosmetically, they can be and often are part of a greater circulatory problem.”

What are some of the complications that can arise if we notice any of those and ignore them? “Left untreated, varicose veins will increase in size and number. Symptoms may worsen and can lead to leg swelling, chronic skin changes such as dermatitis and discoloration, and in severe cases, non-healing ulcerations. These problems make it difficult to sit or stand for long periods of time. Varicose veins may also indicate a critical blockage in deeper veins, a condition called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which can be life-threatening.”

Who is most at risk for developing varicose veins and related issues? “Women are more likely to suffer from varicose veins than men, though men make up about 20 percent of our patients. Varicose veins may develop during pregnancy or as the result of hormonal changes during menopause. Family history can put you at higher risk, and those suffering from obesity are more likely to have varicose veins.”

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It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the world’s population suffers from varicose veins in various forms, and in about half of those cases, cosmetic vein issues are a sign of treatable underlying circulation issues. Dr. Soffer is not only a cardiovascular specialist; he is recognized as one of the leading vein experts in the country and trains physicians from around the world on advanced vein treatment techniques. Soffer Health has specialists in primary care, cardiology, veins, allergy and weight loss, accepts most insurance plans and offers complimentary initial consultations.


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Andrew P. Amunategui, MD, PA AventurA Aesthetic center offers services from plAstic surgery to injectAbles And hAir restorAtion, to nAme A few. What are the right reasons to have cosmetic surgery and what are the wrong ones? “the most important reason not to have it is to please or impress a spouse or significant other or to be happier. Happiness and beauty start from within. Plastic surgery is a great way to restore factors beyond your control, such as changes in your body after pregnancy.”

What might readers not know about today’s newest methods? “though most people are considering less invasive procedures, in some situations larger procedures may be more beneficial. Fat grafting/ transfer has seen a tremendous increase in popularity for face, breast, buttocks and hands. For men, neograft hair transplant has eliminated the need for a large scar, making the recovery much easier.”

What is it about being a plastic surgeon that gives you the most satisfaction? “The tremendous increase in self-esteem and confidence that people get from my procedures.”

Dr. Andrew Amunategui has a warning to issue: Buyer beware. The expert plastic

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Aventura Aesthetic Center, 21355 E. Dixie Hwy., Suite 109, Aventura, 305.931.9316;


surgeon wants the public to know that pricing for procedures that seems too good to be true may also signify compromised patient safety. Like his peers, he reiterates that the most important factor in hiring a plastic surgeon is that they be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS). “People need to be more careful today than ever before because companies often market procedures—i.e., the doctor shows—that lack proper efficacy and scientific basis,” he says. “Just because it’s on TV doesn’t mean it works.” He also suggests checking with the Florida Board of Medicine to see if any complaints or disciplinary actions have been filed. At Aventura Aesthetic Center, his scope of services includes plastic surgery, hair restoration, injectable treatments and full esthetician services.


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Frederick Kane, DMD, and Jeffrey Kane, DMD For decades, Kane dental has been treating patients in all phases oF general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. What are some of the not-so-obvious reasons that it’s important to practice excellent dental care? “Poor oral health has been related to many systemic diseases including heart disease and diabetes. While dentistry in the united States tends to be a completely separate health care specialty, dental and oral health have holistic relationships with a person’s overall health. Obviously, the head and neck is the primary area where dentists provide treatment. the head and neck is a crucial pathway to the rest of the body.”

What other issues that can negatively affect dental health might readers be unaware of? “Acid reflux and side effects associated with the new weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and lap band surgery are causing problems with people’s oral health. Dental decay and cavities are common side effects of these procedures. if you have had these types of procedures and suffer from gastric reflux, it’s important to discuss this with your physician as well as your dentist.”

If you were to warn against doing, eating or drinking three things in order to help maintain dental health or a beautiful smile, what would they be? “Whiter teeth and a beautiful, bright smile will enhance everyone’s appearance. unfortunately, most things that we eat or drink can slowly darken and age a patient’s smile. With advances in today’s dentistry, we are able to keep a person’s attractive smile with new whitening procedures such as deep bleaching, as well as improvements in porcelain veneers.”

Kane Dental, 18999 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 210, Aventura, 305.466.1444;


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Aventura (formerly Loehmann’s Fashion island). they offer bridges, crowns and veneers. Patients from Aventura, Hallandale, Sunny isles, Bal Harbour and the surrounding areas have been receiving beautiful smiles from Kane Dental for many years.


Kane Dental is a general, cosmetic and implant dentistry office located in town Center

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Shani Studnik, DO Horwitz Dermatology attenDs to all its patients’ skin-care neeDs, from basic cHeckups to cancer screenings to injectable fillers anD laser resurfacing.

Realistically, what is the chance of developing skin cancer? “One in five people will develop a skin cancer in his or her lifetime, and the rates for non-melanoma skin cancers have been increasing in people under the age of 40. Melanoma in Caucasian women younger than 40 has continued to increase, which may reflect the popularity of indoor tanning. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second-most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old. it’s important for teenagers and young adults to get yearly skin exams.”

What is the most important thing to remember for optimal skin health? “You want a strong antioxidant, like SkinCeuticals C e Ferulic, to prevent and protect against free radicals and environmental damage, combined with a physical sunblock such as elta MD’s uv Clear. And don’t forget to apply it to your neck, chest and hands.”

Is it possible to erase sun damage once it’s already been done? “The secret to erasing sun damage is to combine in-office procedures with a comprehensive, personalized skin-care regimen. Fraxel is still one of our favorite methods for removing brown spots and minimizing fine lines caused by environmental damage. it’s safe and extremely effective with only a few days of visible downtime.”

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Horwitz Dermatology, 2999 NE 191st St., PH 1, Aventura, 305.933.1151;


For those of us living in South Florida—or even those just visiting, any time of year—it’s important to recognize the importance of protecting and caring for our skin, from head to toe. “ideally, use a purely physical sunblock of SPF 30 or higher,” says Dr. Shani Studnik of Horwitz Dermatology in Aventura. “equally as important is remembering to reapply every two hours. try Colorescience Sunforgettables SPF 50 mineral brushes for easy reapplication throughout the day.” Another product he recommends: elta MD’s uv Daily, which is lightweight and hydrating without leaving a greasy feeling.


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Dr. Aarup Kubal, MD & Dr. Anil Vedula, MD AventurA eye SpeciAliStS StriveS to provide comprehenSive SolutionS for their pAtientS’ eye problemS. What is the chief complaint you hear from your patients? “Poor, uncorrected vision is one of the primary reasons people complain about their eyesight. not surprisingly, it is also the easiest and safest problem to fix. LASIK surgery is a fiveminute procedure that can maximize your vision and essentially get you out of glasses.”

What is important for patients to know about their eye health in this day and age? “We are in the era of digital eye strain. Most of us don’t take enough time away from a computer, our iPad, or our phones to give our eyes a rest. it’s important to get your eyes checked and make sure you talk to your physician about your digital lifestyle. taking a multivitamin and wearing sun protection are general strategies that will keep your eyes looking and feeling younger. there are some diseases, namely macular degeneration, where studies have proven that a certain combination of vitamins will significantly decrease progression of the disease.”

What are some of the most advanced or innovative techniques or procedures with regard to eye care today? “We believe in patient safety first and foremost. For that reason we perform most of our surgeries using the latest laser technology and have minimized the use of blades and excess anesthesia. Some of the physicians in our group have extensive experience using the newest technology platforms and were some of the first in South Florida to use these technologies.”

“We are a full-service eye clinic and our doctors specialize in cataract surgery,

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Aventura Eye Specialists, 21097 NE 27th Ct., Suite 370, Aventura, 786.955.6256;


refractive and corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, and retinal and general ophthalmic conditions,” says Dr. Anil vedula of Aventura Eye Specialists, adding that their standard practice of providing in-depth, one-on-one analyses of their patients’ eye issues helps them find answers to problems that have bothered them for years.


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Richard M. Galitz, MD, F.A.C.S. This plasTic surgeon is also an arTisT in The TruesT sense of The word, which benefiTs each and every one of his paTienTs. What are the right reasons to have cosmetic surgery and what are the wrong ones? “You must have a clear need for cosmetic surgery and a proper outlook on the process. Surgery for personal gain or improving relationships is rarely successful.”

What might readers not know about today’s newest methods of performing various surgeries? “All our surgery is done with oral sedation and local anesthesia injections. this removes 95 percent of the risk, almost all of the bleeding and eases the recovery period and makes the whole process much simpler and more comfortable.”

What are the red flags to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon? “Non-board certification and poor recommendations from clients.”

What is it about being a plastic surgeon that gives you the most satisfaction? “Smiling, happy patients and the chance to work with my hands.”

Along with his impressive medical credentials and reputation, Dr. richard galitz holds

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Aventura Plastic Surgery, 18851 NE 29th Ave., Suite 306, Aventura, 305.974.0505;


a masters degree in painting and sculpture—something that inarguably works in the favor of anyone contracting his services. After all, who better to enhance one’s beauty than a doctor who has not only mastered his craft but also understands the natural shape, structure and contour of the human body? “i always look to enhance one’s beauty with a natural and normal-looking result,” he says. And while the artist component is a bonus, the most important factor in choosing a surgeon, Dr. galitz says, is making sure he has many years of experience and “a great track record.” He adds, “i’ve been in practice in Aventura for 30 years and done thousands of successful procedures.”


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Diana Wohlstein, DMD Dental anD general health go hanDin-hanD at Wohlstein Dental group. What is it important for the public to know about how dental health can affect our general health? “Periodontal disease, or ‘gum disease,’ has been linked to our general state of well being. While a cause-and-effect relationship has not yet been proven, research has indicated that periodontal disease increases the risk of heart disease. there are some patients at risk for infective endocarditis that may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures.”

So what are the steps we should take to ensure that we’re doing all we can to optimize our dental health? “the optimum number of dental exams, cleanings or visits is determined by the dentist based on the needs and medical and dental conditions of the patient. Kids that have a high intake of soda should be checked often, and elderly who are forgetful and do not control dental plaque should come to the office for more frequent cleanings and be monitored closely for incipient decay formation. Patients who are considered to have periodontal disease come to the office every three months for periodontal maintenance procedure and pocket evaluation.”

What are some of the newest and most innovative tests patients should know about? “Salivary diagnostics and oral fluid diagnostic tests have already been developed to detect Hiv and substance abuse. rapid, chairside diagnostic tests and biosensor technologies are currently under development to evaluate oral fluids for disease detection, which will also facilitate improved access and health-care outcomes for patients. Some other new tests are Ct scans and cone bean X-rays, which produce a tridimensional image, view and interpretation of teeth, jaws, tumors and treatment planning of major implant cases.”

“When I examine a patient for the first time, i do a complete medical and general examination of

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Wohlstein Dental Group, 2925 Aventura Blvd., Suite 203, Aventura, 305.931.5626, and 12651 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 200, Sunrise, 954.846.7000;


the health of the patient,” says Dr. Diana Wohlstein. Based on the results, she then develops a complete treatment plan, which could require medical clearance depending on what is determined that patient needs. “i think more and more patients are now understanding the relationship between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.”


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Miguel Figueroa, MD, FIPP, FAHA & Daniel Rivera, MD, DABPMR AdvAnced neuro And Spine inStitute SpeciAlizeS in interventionAl pAin medicine And phySicAl medicine And rehAbilitAtion. Who is the patient that should come to see you? “Patients with chronic spinal or joint pain and patients with chronic headaches are suitable candidates for referral to our practice. they can either be referred by another physician or they can contact our practice for evaluation.” What are some conditions or diseases that the public may not realize can be successfully addressed with neurological or spinal surgery? “Pain in the back of the head, the shoulder, or radiating down the arm may be secondary to a neck problem. Similarly, pain in the buttock, groin, hip or radiating down the leg may be secondary to a back problem. Pain in these regions can oftentimes be treated successfully by surgical interventions. For patients who are not surgical candidates or prefer not to undergo surgery, there may be less invasive treatments that can serve as alternatives to treat their pain.” What are some of the most advanced methods and techniques that you’re using today to make patients’ lives less stressful? “We offer radiofrequency ablation treatments to alleviate pain from facet joints, which is one of the most common sources of localized neck and back pain. We also treat pain from sciatica, even when the patient has had spine surgery in the past. We perform spinal cord stimulator treatments, which can relieve back and leg pain from spine conditions resistant to surgery and provide relief of pain in the extremities due to neurological conditions. We also perform regenerative therapy treatments, such as PrP (platelet-rich plasma) and stem cell injections, to help stimulate proper healing of injuries, tendons, muscles, joints, discs and ligaments.”

Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute, 21097 NE 27th Ct., Suite 540, Miami, 786.401.4599;


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ties, at Advanced neuro and Spine institute to address a wide range of their patients’ maladies, primarily the evaluation and treatment of pain. Dr. Figueroa mainly takes care of those with acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint-related issues, while Dr. rivera, though he treats conditions in multiple parts of the body, focuses on the neck and lower back as well as shoulders, hips and knees.


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Michael Horowitz, MD, FACP & Ivan Patino, MMSC, PA-C AventurA InternAl MedIcIne concIerge specIAlIzes In vIp treAtMent for theIr pAtIents. How long ago was Aventura Internal Medicine Concierge established and why did you start it? “Our concierge practice is not a franchise; it is our own concept. For our patients, it is an option, not mandatory. it was established as an enhancement to our practice in 2015.”

What are the costs of concierge medicine and for whom is it worth the expense? “Concierge medicine benefits are not covered by traditional medical insurance. the cost to our patients for our services is $1,500 per year.”

What range of services can one expect from concierge membership? “twenty-four-hour, 365-days-a-year text or phone access to us personally; guaranteed same-day appointments if requested; in-office blood drawing; unrushed time with your doctor; and cardiovascular tests that are not covered by your insurance.”

Give a specific example. “In our office, as part of our cardiovascular testing, we offer CiMt—Carotid intima-Media thickness, or atherosclerotic plaque testing. this is done by advanced ultrasound/echocardiographic technique. it allows us to determine the amount of plaque build-up that has occurred over the years, regardless of one’s cholesterol levels, which often do not correlate. thus, it is a preventative measure for heart attack and stroke.”

For those unfamiliar with the concept of concierge medicine, explains Dr. Michael

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Aventura Internal Medicine Concierge, 2845 Aventura Blvd., Suite 240, Aventura, 305.931.9002.


Horowitz, “it’s a viP option for patients who want more access to their doctor, and more availability from their doctor when they want to see him.” As he puts it, concierge membership is the priority investment in your physical health, peace of mind and total well-being. And, he is quick to point out, “this membership is not limited to the patients who are already in our practice, but to anyone who wants a step above the traditional doctor-patient relationship.”


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Anna Binder, MD EvEryonE has timEs whEn thEy bEcomE ovErwhElmEd or anxious from thE normal strEssors of lifE, and that’s what thE clinic of innovativE minds is hErE for. When people hear “psychiatrist,” they often think of mental issues, or for lack of a better term, “craziness.” In reality, who really benefits from seeing a psychiatrist or psychotherapist? “treatment from a mental health professional can be very helpful at times when, in the normal course of life, overwhelming emotions or concerns take hold. it is not unusual for people to become overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, grief, conflict or stress in the course of life. Mental health professionals routinely help people who are having difficulty coping with stressful life experiences, losses, or changes.”

So what are some signs it might be time to set up an appointment? “everything you feel is intense. You’ve suffered a trauma and you can’t seem to stop thinking about it. You have unexplained and recurrent headaches, stomach-aches or a rundown immune system. You’re using a substance to cope. You’re getting bad feedback at work. You feel disconnected from previously beloved activities. Your relationships are strained. Your friends have told you they’re concerned.”

Does working with a psychiatrist or psychotherapist usually need to be ongoing over years or do patients often come to a point where they can learn to manage their issues on their own? “therapy is a process. Change and healing do take time, but therapy is not a never-ending process; rather, it is focused on specific goals and follows a targeted plan of treatment. typically, as therapy progresses, clients begin to develop better ways of understanding and coping with the problems that brought them to therapy. this happens gradually as the client’s understanding develops and new and different coping mechanisms emerge. the psychiatrist will help the client see this progress and then they will decide together when target goals have been reached.”

“Psychiatrists are well aware of the concerns and anxieties that people may have

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Clinic of Innovative Minds, P.A., 2627 NE 203rd Street, Suite 214, Aventura, 443.904.6189;


about reaching out to a mental health professional and they will gladly talk through those concerns with new clients,” says Dr. Anna Binder, of the Clinic of innovative Minds, which specializes in psychiatry for children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. “in reality, the normal stressors of life can be overwhelming at times. Psychiatrists are highly trained professionals with expertise in helping people cope with things like relationship problems, grief and loss, work or financial stressors, or family conflict.”


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Mark Steven Nestor, MD, PhD Years of expertise and the latest technologY helps this dermatologist address all of his patients’ aesthetic needs, most often without surgerY.

What are some of the most frequent complaints you get about looks that can be addressed with nonsurgical dermatological procedures? “With the advent of new technology, we can address virtually all aesthetic needs with nonsurgical procedures. these include tightening and lifting with procedures like Ulthera, replacing volume with safe fillers such as restylane Lyft, improving lip lines with Silk, removing unwanted fat and tightening skin with procedures such as thermiLift, noninvasive body contouring with procedures such as CoolSculpting and low-level laser therapy, and improving the skin with photorejuvenation.

In that same vein, what are some of the newest products, procedures and techniques available today? “Some of the newest products and procedures include injectable therapy for fat reduction, such as Kybella, injectable radio frequency, new fillers for sculpting and volume replacement, and a number of new light and laser devices for improving skin clarity, improving lines and wrinkles, and preventing the elements of aging skin.”

Are there any in particular that you offer but that are not available elsewhere in South Florida? “the Aventura Center for Cosmetic enhancement is unique in that we are actually developing new procedures and performing FDA clinical studies; therefore, we are often the first to offer these new technologies and innovations. We have over 52 lasers and other devices at the center and offer all of the FDA-approved fillers, toxins and other injectable procedures.”

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Dr. Mark Nestor, Center for Cosmetic Enhancement, 2925 Aventura Blvd., Suite 205, Aventura, 305.933.6716;


research has just about every possible aesthetic need and desire you have regarding your skin—and making it look younger, fresher and better—covered. internationally recognized innovator, trainer and lecturer on all aspects of aesthetic medicine Dr. Mark Nestor provides a range of services to his patients, from fillers and toxins to fat reduction procedures.


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William A. Leone, MD, FACS The Leone CenTer for orThopediC Care aT hoLy Cross hospiTaL is ahead of The paCk when iT Comes To heLping paTienTs wiTh hip and knee issues. What are the differences between treating congenital or functional joint abnormalities and treating injuries to joints? “An accurate and specific understanding or diagnosis of a joint abnormality must be determined before an optimal treatment plan can be developed. A diagnosis is based on a careful history, a physical exam, and often imaging studies such as X-rays or an MRI scan. Once the diagnosis is established, a treatment plan can be developed. Usually treatment for non-congenital, as well as congenital, joint problems begins with conservative or non-operative measures such as therapy or activity modification, NSAIDs or other pain modifying medicines, modalities including ice or heat, or injections. If conservative treatment fails, surgery may be appropriate.”

What are some tips for maintaining joint health as we age? “Our joints feel better and will last longer if motion is maintained and the muscles that move them are kept strong and balanced. High-impact activities such as long-distance running or some team sports can cause trauma and potentially accelerate deterioration. Preexercise conditioning and warm-up is critical. I encourage my patients to ‘listen to and know their own bodies’ to help preserve their joints.”

How has your field changed over the years that you’ve been practicing? “I think what’s changed most dramatically during my 26-year career is how much faster patients get well and return to normal activities. I attribute this to better implants with vastly improved bearing surfaces, which results in greater longevity and durability; surgical techniques that continue to be refined, with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery with gentler soft tissue handling and less trauma; and our new pain management protocols, which are designed to prevent and preempt pain through a multimodal approach. New technologies including the adoption of robotics, computers and sophisticated sensors have also fostered this trend of faster patient recovery and returning to full activity.”

Dr. William Leone’s practice specializes in helping solve problems associated with the

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Dr. William A. Leone, The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital, 1000 NE 56th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.489.4575;


musculoskeletal system, specifically hips and knees. “Many people complain of intermittent or continuous discomfort that does not improve with time. Some report that pain awakens them at night or prevents them from finding a comfortable position. Many report a progressively limited range of motion and frustration as they struggle with simple activities that were never problematic before, and dismay about weight gain due to inactivity.” Dr. Leone says that it’s appropriate to visit an orthopedic surgeon if you are experiencing such pain or limitations with the hip and/or knee.


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Dr. Michael Storch has been practicing plastic surgery in the Miami area since 1978. He is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society, The Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery & The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Andres Sarraga is board certified in plastic surgery and has advanced training in Oculoplastic (eyelid) procedures. He offers cutting-edge approaches to facial rejuvenation and body contouring including fat grafting. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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Yehudit Iglesia, LAc, MS Holistic HealtHcare MiaMi encourages patients to be eMpowered and acHieve MaxiMuM HealtH tHrougH alternative MetHods of Healing. Who is the ideal candidate for holistic medicine? “every human being, and even animals, with medical conditions or the absence of them. Holistic practitioners don’t only heal, but also teach a more balancing lifestyle, preventing diseases and negative manifestations. A person does not have to have a medical condition to receive acupuncture. “

What is the assessment process like for those coming to see you for the first time? “the initial consultation, which is always complimentary in our practice, lasts for about an hour. the practitioner and patient will usually sit down and go through an intensive intake. the practitioner will ask the patients questions that range from simple, such as location and measurement of pain, to very deep content, such as dreams, desires and habits. The practitioners will also measure the energy field of the patient, colors of body parts, body language and postures. the practitioner will ask you to show him or her your tongue; the shape, as well as the color and coating of the tongue, is important as a form of diagnosing.”

What does the range of treatments include? “i use many different schools of thought and techniques from different philosophies to help my patients go to their next level of healing for a more balanced, happy lifestyle. My first degree is in psychology; this gave me the ability to listen and allow my patients to talk and de-stress. I am a certified hypnotherapist by the national guild of Hypnotists. i’m a reiki master and perform mesotherapy; i also treat my patients with homeopathic medicine and Chinese herbology. I’m a certified theta healer and have performed and still specialize in esoteric acupuncture to help guide my patients to a higher degree of consciousness and healing.”

“traditional Chinese Medicine (tCM) practitioners use a variety of holistic

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Holistic Healthcare Miami, 2925 Aventura Blvd., Suite 306, Aventura, 305.949.9828;


approaches to healing,” says Yehudit iglesia, owner and founder and acupuncture physician at Holistic Healthcare Miami. “tCM practitioners are channels of energy that restore the self-healing function of the body through the insertion of needles in the body’s energy pathways to remove blockage, deficiencies or excess of energies. This activates, nourishes and balances the immune system and equalizes the energy field of your body, mind and soul for the purpose of regaining its healthier functions.”


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Silvia Rotemberg, MD RotembeRg Plastic suRgeRy’s mission is to helP men and women feel confident and comfoRtable again in theiR own skin.

What are the right reasons and the wrong reasons for getting plastic surgery? “the right reason: to improve your selfesteem and make you feel better about yourself. the wrong reasons: if you believe it will make you happier and solve your personal problems, or bring you a new boyfriend or girlfriend. Also, bad selfies— they are normally shot with a camera at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror; at this distance, every flaw is magnified.”

For you, what’s the most satisfying part of being a plastic surgeon? “the impact i make on a patient’s life, and the gratitude of my patients, either cosmetic or reconstructive. Also, the opportunity i have to go to Chile every year with the Chilean rotary Club to help less fortunate women have their breasts reconstructed after cancer.”

What is one of today’s newest and most innovative procedures? “Femilift, a new FDA-approved laser resurfacing for the vagina to make you feel confident everywhere. It’s a 30-minute, in-office procedure without anesthesia or surgery. it has little to no downtime and minimal side effects. You can resume your normal activities the same day and return to sexual activity in three days. For maximum effect, a series of three treatments scheduled four weeks apart is recommended.”

While plastic surgeon Dr. Silvia rotemberg emphasizes the importance of arming yourself with the knowledge about a physician’s board certification, the accreditation of the surgery center where the procedures are performed and what type of anesthesia you will receive (and from a board certified anesthesiologist), she also notes that as a patient, you should not ignore your instincts. “You need to feel comfortable, discuss your options at length, have multiple consultations and if he or she has a solution for you, do it that way. And if he or she doesn’t think a procedure is advisable, don’t insist.” Finally, she adds, “Most importantly, have realistic expectations.”

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Alan Swartz, MD Kids First Urgent Care by dr. swartz provides Children the highest-qUality Care withoUt the stress and high Cost oF a traditional emergenCy room visit.

What is the advantage of bringing a child to Kids First Urgent Care instead of to a regular ER or other urgent care facility, and what is offered there that isn’t offered elsewhere? “We have only board-certified pediatricians each with over 25 years of experience. The wait time is extremely short and we have rapid lab tests, if needed, included in the payment as well as a pharmacy offering routine meds.”

Are the visits covered under most insurance plans? “Yes, and if patients don’t have coverage, a special rate exists.”

What is the range of symptoms and illnesses that can be treated? “We see all ages, from newborns through college age (23 years). We see cuts, minor trauma, rashes, fevers, ear pain, sore throats, abdominal pains, vomiting and diarrhea, possible poisoning, allergic reactions, insect bites and headaches.”

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Kids First Urgent Care by Dr. Swartz, 2627 NE 203rd St., Suite 110, Aventura, 860.37.KIDS1 (54371);


“Our interest is to give the highest-quality care to each and every child without the expense, waiting periods and complexity of an emergency room,” says Dr. Alan Swartz of Kids Urgent Care, which has been operating since November 2014 and located in Aventura since March 2015. “The idea came from the fact that this area has a growing young population and it is very difficult to see an office-based pediatrician the same day, afternoon or evening.”


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Jason Wasser, LMFT The Family Room PsychoTheRaPy associaTes is TheRe To helP you geT PasT any diFFiculTies you may be exPeRiencing and move FoRwaRd wiTh youR liFe. Explain psychotherapy for those out there who aren’t quite sure what it is. “Psychotherapy is a process in which the client and therapist strategically collaborate to reach goals to get unstuck from life’s challenges, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, work stress, and pretty much anything else life can throw at you.”

How is that handled in your practice? “Presently there are two aspects of the Family room Psychotherapy Associates: the traditional and counseling side, and the integrative healing side that includes neuro emotional technique, life coaching, homeopathy and integrative nutrition. My associates and i also specialize in other areas such as grief and bereavement, dating and life coaching, ADHD management, and food and substance addiction. Many clients like to mix traditional therapy with net as well.”

What is NET, exactly? “this clinically researched mind-body protocol has been around for over 25 years and helps find and remove unwanted stress that we carry around without realizing it. utilizing Chinese medicine meridian theory, which has been around for 4,000 years, we were able to find the exact emotion where you are stuck and move towards a natural extinction of the unwanted feelings and thoughts. this is a perfect process for anyone who is also afraid of trying acupuncture or who has chronic injuries, as we do not use any needles or other invasive techniques.”

Dr. Jason Wasser is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified addictions profes-

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The Family Room Psychotherapy Associates, 2028 Harrison Street, Hollywood, 954.620.1283;


sional, a certified hypnotherapist and a certified Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) practitioner. “In my practice, our goal is to have you ‘fire’ us as soon as possible so you can continue with your life as we focus on the healthiest way for you to move forward with your goals,” he says. “Although our goal is to have the clients be self-sustaining, they do find it very helpful to come in once in a while for a tune-up or if a new issue arises in their life.”


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What are the right reasons to have plastic surgery? “the right reason is for yourself. the wrong reason is for anyone else.” What are some things that are important to know for people considering undergoing a plastic surgery procedure? “Rhinoplasty is a very specialized procedure in the field of plastic surgery. it is very important to choose a plastic surgeon that focuses on nasal surgery to help ensure the best possible appearance and nasal breathing comfort. in regard to face and neck lifts, it is important to realize that there are very specific, advanced techniques that may be needed to achieve the very best corrections and results. One must, therefore, choose a surgeon that is aware of the refinements and subtleties required for achieving the ultimate results.”

What would you like patients to know about your philosophy at Storch Plastic Surgery? “i truly believe that, in plastic surgery, caring is everything. Caring deeply and personally about each and every patient and every result is an absolute requirement for achieving truly exceptional care and the happiest patient.”

Dr. Michael Storch and Dr. Andres Sarraga are both committed to taking a personal,

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Storch Plastic Surgery, 21110 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 103, Aventura, 305.932.3200;


professional and caring approach to the treatment of their patients. Both doctors are board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and share a common philosophy of exceptional patient care and meticulous attention to detail. The Storch Plastic Surgery facility features a fully certified, licensed and approved surgical suite along with an approved, certified overnight recovery facility and the practice offers procedures both surgical and non-surgical to improve the appearance of the face, body and skin.


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Alexander Levin, MD Universal Medical center specializes in non-sUrgical orthopedics, pain ManageMent and aesthetic treatMents.

What is the scope of services you provide in your practice? “there are two very important desires that most people have: 1) feeling better, and 2) looking younger. At universal Medical Center we address both. Pain management/non-surgical orthopedics helps people to get rid of or significantly diminish a variety of chronic pain conditions, most commonly lower back and neck pain, knee, hip and shoulder pain, tennis or golfer’s elbow, sports injuries, pain from car accidents, tendinitis, arthritis and multiple other pain conditions. Our cosmetic services are designed to make people look younger naturally, without surgery, utilizing the newest and most effective treatments, which, if selected properly, often produce amazing results and take 10 to 15 years off someone’s appearance.”

Explain how some of the treatments you offer can help those who may not even realize there is such a potentially simple solution. “i advise all the patients in pain who want either to avoid often addictive pain medications or are considering surgery of the spine or joints to have a second opinion in our Center. Frequently we can help a lot of those patients without heavy drugs or surgery.”

What are some of the latest and greatest treatments you offer, as well as any new techniques, methods, services you offer? “We offer multiple state-of-the art treatments for the above-mentioned conditions, including stem cell and PrP injections for regeneration of joints, muscles and ligaments. We have a variety of proprietary techniques for facial rejuvenation, non-surgical face and neck lifts, and multiple other procedures that make our clients look much younger and be more confident. But at the end of the day it is not a device or medication, it is a particular doctor’s experience that matters most. to help our cosmetic patients, we provide the first consultation free.”

At universal Medical Center, Dr. Alexander Levin and staff address their patients’ pain-

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Universal Medical Center, 13800 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.367.5920.


related issues and cosmetic issues all in one place. Affordable, individualized consultations are available for orthopedic/ pain patients, and they do accept traditional (not HMO) Medicare for treatment. While insurance is not accepted for cosmetic services, universal Medical Center does offer a variety of packages that help make treatment affordable.


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Orangetheory Fitness Get the advantaGes of havinG a personal trainer at a fraction of the cost. What keeps so many people from even starting a fitness routine? “People are intimidated by thinking they are not fit enough, skinny enough, don’t have enough time…. At OtF, we offer a nonjudgmental atmosphere, welcoming people of all fitness levels.”

What are the top three components of a sound and effective fitness routine? “Cardio exercise is necessary three to five times a week. Besides its fat-burning advantages, it makes your heart strong, increases your lung capacity and helps reduce risk of heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Strength training protects your bone health and your muscle mass. it also boosts energy levels and improves your mood, and requires your body to burn more calories to maintain your muscle mass. And nutrition: if you’re unsure of your eating habits, consult a nutrition professional. You cannot out-train bad eating habits, and remember that eating too little is as bad as eating too much.”

What would you say to people who argue that they can’t exercise for one reason or another? “After consulting with a health professional, seek out programs that offer low-impact activity and options for those with physical limitations. As for the myriad of other excuses, they’re just that—excuses. After two weeks of consistency, a habit forms and from that point things seem to fit more easily into your schedule.”

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Deahni Kipnis VigorMe well being center takes a holistic approach to health and well being. What made you decide to learn about and offer this service to South Florida? “i was introduced to holistic healing therapies in my early 20s with a pulsed electromagnetic device that helped with headaches. it relieved my headaches within minutes with no side effects and no use of toxic synthetic drugs. My world began opening up to new avenues of thinking that led me to an extensive education in holistic healing and theory that i continue to be passionate about today.”

Who is the ideal candidate for holistic medicine? “really, everyone. People who are not getting better with the traditional medical model, anyone interested in maintaining good health, who would like to cut down on medications they are taking, and who would like to try drug-free, non-toxic approaches to health challenges are all perfect candidates.”

What are some of the therapies or treatments? “Salt room therapy is amazing for stress and upper- and lower-respiratory issues like asthma, allergies, bronchitis, ear infections, etc. Our Pulse electroMagnetic therapy helps those challenged with circulation issues, chronic pain and chronic illness, and boosts the immune system. electro-Lymphatic Drainage is ten times more effective than manual lymphatic massage and can help with arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and migraines, to name a few.”

vigorMe’s offerings are designed to reduce physical, mental and emotional stress

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VigorMe Well Being Center, 3749 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.333.3315;


through holistic medicine. this approach recognizes that healing includes a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, explains owner Deahni Kipnis, who was raised in South Florida and holds a masters degree in interdisciplinary consciousness studies and is a certified NES practitioner, certified reconnection practitioner and certified expressive arts therapist. “today we see traditional MDs adding holistic techniques and therapies to their treatment protocols, creating more complete and effective healing for their patients,” she says. the center serves children and adults of all ages.


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Stephen Channey, MD, FACOG Knowing all you can about bioidentical Hormone replacement tHerapy can maKe all tHe difference in your HealtH.

Describe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and how it differs from other hormone replacement therapies. “BHrt refers to hormones that are manufactured to have the exact molecular structure as those found in the human body. natural hormones are reconstructed from a cholesterolring precursor found in soy or yam. Synthetic hormones are designed by pharmaceutical companies to be radically different in molecular structure from those found in the human body with the intent of obtaining exclusive patent rights. random controlled trials have implicated only synthetic hormones as potentially harmful to humans, never natural.”

Who is the ideal candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement? “Red flags include a new onset of weight gain, fatigue, and physical or emotional decline or abnormal medical labs, such as elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, or hemoglobin A1c, that were previously normal. the earlier the aforementioned red flags are addressed by optimizing hormone levels, the better the sustainment of disease prevention.”

What sort of changes or improvements can patients expect after BHRT? “An individually tailored hormone replacement program stimulates optimal functioning of skin, teeth, bone, muscle, cardiovascular system, central nervous system and immune system. the result for most people is a noticeable and sustained improvement in energy, mental acuity, physical ability, libido, muscle and bone strength, mood, stamina and immunity. Patients frequently report profound reversal of fatigue, loss of fat, and eradications of symptoms of menopause such as insomnia, hot flashes, anxiety, abnormal uterine bleeding and vaginal atrophy.”

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Dr. Stephen Channey, Medical Vitality Clinic, 3860 Sheridan St., Suite B, Hollywood, 954.361.3343;


With all that’s been written and discussed about hormone replacement therapy lately, it’s crucial to educate yourself on the subject before considering it. And Dr. Stephen Channey is here to do just that. While his original training and board certification are as an OB/GYN, he has been trained in and studying age management for the past three years and, most notably, certified in ABHRT (advanced bioidentical hormone replacement therapy), which includes treatment of male patients as well as women.


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Kenneth N. Woliner, MD, ABFM, ABOIM Holistic Family medicine seeks to discover and remedy tHe underlying causes oF illness ratHer tHan cover up tHe symptoms witH medications.

Who is the ideal candidate for holistic medicine? “Anyone who is interested in actually fixing the cause of their medical problems, rather than merely attempting to cover up symptoms, is the ideal candidate for holistic medicine. Having a doctor who knows about other things such as diet, exercise and vitamins, in addition to prescription drugs, opens up options for patients who have been stuck with expensive drugs and their side effects.”

What piqued your interest in this practice and in bringing it to South Floridians?

What is different about holistic medicine from traditional medicine? “Holistic medicine requires the assessment of the whole person, body, mind and spirit, in the quest for optimal health and wellness. While traditional allopathic medicine often relies on looking at individual symptoms and covering up those symptoms with prescription drugs, a holistic approach looks for functional imbalances and seeks to treat the underlying causes of illness.”

“even back in medical school, i saw inconsistencies in the way medicine was practiced. Overweight patients were told they should ‘try diet and exercise,’ but were never given specific recommendations of what diet changes or exercises to do. Fibromyalgia patients were given medications to cover up their pain, without any idea of how to fix the dysfunction that was causing it to begin with. So i looked deeper by going to the library, attending conferences across the country and employing therapies mainstream doctors didn’t even consider. it was so rewarding to get the hopeless patients better that i felt compelled to start my own practice here in South Florida near my extended family.”

Dr. Kenneth Woliner has always believed in a strong relationship between diet

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and wellness, even majoring in nutrition while at Cornell University. He treats many types of “difficult to treat” conditions. “Some thyroid conditions—Hashimoto’s, Central Hypothyroidism, and others—respond to thyroid hormones despite lab tests ‘in range.’ Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia respond quite well to a functional medicine approach, including the use of intravenous (iv) vitamin infusions. Hair loss often responds to iron infusions.” Dr. Woliner can and does prescribe medications, but more often than not, recommendations about behavior changes, diet, exercise and vitamins are emphasized.


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Cynthia Golomb, MD Dermatology Boutique specializes in general anD cosmetic Dermatology anD offers something extra: Dermatopathology.

What are some procedures that can help reverse the signs of aging or the visible effects of sun damage? “ultherapy is non-invasive and jump-starts your body’s own production of collagen in the deep layers of your skin. Injectable dermal fillers also spur your body to produce collagen, so they have lasting benefits after the filler dissipates. As for tried and true, you can’t beat laser treatments for improving the appearance of your skin. they force your skin to turn up collagen production, and they vary from gentle to invasive. the Clear+Brilliant laser is my choice for all skin types to smooth skin, decrease pore size and improve pigment abnormalities. it really is a lunchtime procedure—you can put on makeup after the treatment and go back to work, as long as you don’t work outside in the sun.” What are some of the products and practices you as a dermatologist can’t live without? “Well, patience is something you can add to your skin-care routine. Often, patients give up on skin-care products before they’ve had a chance to work. Stick to it for at least six to eight weeks. retinoids are products i can’t live without because they’re tried-and-true wrinkle fighters. But don’t use too many products at once, especially those with active ingredients that have similar effects, such as retinoids and beta or alpha hydroxyl acids, which exfoliate.” Any simple lifestyle changes to recommend that affect skin? “A nutritious diet with antioxidants from fruits and vegetables helps your body build collagen. reduce inflammation by avoiding sugar and starch. Get plenty of sleep so your body can recharge. relax and de-stress—it will show on your face!”

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What about cosmetic advancements and techniques? “Cosmetic dentistry’s technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than in years past. Additionally, dentists are now using more conservative cosmetic dentistry techniques to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. We can also use technologies such as lasers to perform some procedures necessary for cosmetic treatments in their own offices, which makes cosmetic procedures such as smile makeovers more comfortable and convenient for patients and helps reduce recovery time.”

How often should I visit my dentist to ensure that I’m taking the best care possible of my teeth and mouth? “Dental and health organizations decided there was a need to set standards for preventive dentistry. they said people should go to the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleaning, but scheduling dental visits should be based upon each person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical condition.”

What are some tests we need that we might not know about? “Oral cancer screening is one of the most important extra tests you can have. the statistics on this form of cancer remain discouraging despite advances against cancer in recent decades—more than 60 percent are diagnosed in the late stages.”

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What programs and services do you offer? “We offer many great programs and products to help clients transform themselves, including exclusive award-winning weight loss and slimming products, proven anti-aging therapies, fresh serums and beauty tools. the idea is to support our spa body contouring or anti-aging programs with quality snacks, products and supplements proven to enhance the results.”

“‘Junk food’ evolved mainly from the desire to eat food in a more convenient way. the good news is that there are many great healthier snack options, and the demand for healthier products keeps increasing worldwide.”

What are the other aspects of health that nutrition plays a major role in, other than weight? “there are many parts of ‘being healthy’ besides just weight. Happiness, attitude and our natural energy levels are all very important to our overall health. thinspa® promotes the ‘spa lifestyle’ by allowing clients to customize their experience; we try to focus on overall reduction in stress levels with our collection of spa products and services combined with an anti-aging or slimming therapy— but treating the client from the inside to help the outside.”

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Andrew Forrest, DMD, MS Premier Dental GrouP offers the latest anD most innovative Dental health services. If you were to warn against doing, eating or drinking different things in order to maintain dental health or a beautiful smile, what would those things be? “ice is for chilling, not chewing—chewing on hard substances can leave your teeth vulnerable to a dental emergency. Also, watch your citrus intake, because acidic foods can erode enamel and make teeth more susceptible to decay over time. Swap out soda with water, because plaque bacteria uses the sugar to produce acids that attack your teeth’s enamel. And be careful of sports drinks—they sound healthy, but sugar is often the top ingredient on the list.”

What is an exciting innovation with regard to orthodontics that your practice is offering patients? “the orthodontic department at Premier Dental group utilizes Premier Bracket Placement Solutions, a patented suite of computer-aided bracket placement services. through cutting-edge 3-D model printing technology, bonding trays are made with unrivaled fit and bracket position accuracy. Outcomes are more predictable and consistent, adjustments are minimized or eliminated, and the movement of teeth is much quicker, more precise and more accurate.”

What’s new with regard to detecting decay and cavities? “We have acquired a new high-tech tool, the DiAgnOdent Class 1 laser, that uncovers hidden decay by emitting safe, painless pulses of light through the tooth structure at 655nm wavelength. it is more sensitive than traditional diagnostic methods and is an outstanding adjunct to oral examination. Premier Dental group includes this service at no additional fee in your regular checkup after your cleaning appointment.”

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How can some of the treatments you offer help those who may not realize there are such potentially simple solutions to their problems? “We are skin-inspired by our grandmother’s beauty tips that have worked for years, adding the top non-invasive technology to improve the natural appearance of our clients’ skin. So in one session you can get an oxygen facial, including microcurrents for a facelift effect, and a boost of 14 minutes of collagen light therapy to increase the natural production of collagen in the skin for a youthful and firmer appearance.”

How do you determine which services will be most beneficial to specific clients? “Our services are customized to each client, so forget about using that cream that works perfectly on your friend’s skin; everyone’s skin has specific needs and we will create treatments that match a product to your skin concerns. We’ll never sell you something that doesn’t work for your needs; you can try our treatments one time as a free consultation and we’ll include a skin analysis to treat your concerns and help you achieve your goals.”

What is one of the most important things to remember to ensure a regimen actually works? “We will always need that secret weapon that acts as a boost to make every treatment long lasting: persistence. no diet, no cream, no workout, no serum works if you don’t keep doing it or using it every single day.”

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Gravity Studio This bouTique fiTness sTudio offers small-group funcTional fiTness classes led by a personal Trainer. What makes your classes different from all the others out there, and more appealing to those who find it difficult to incorporate fitness into their daily routines? “total gym gtS machines that we use for our classes are approved by rehabilitation and physical therapy specialists. they are effective and safe for all ages and skill levels. Deconditioned people as well as athletes can be in the same group, choosing their own incline level and range of motion on every exercise. Our classes can really accommodate all needs, forms and shapes.”

What do you say to those who are constantly putting off getting in shape? “Fitness is easier than you think. it should be a routine—put it on your schedule as a priority. You can like it or not, but you have to exercise. the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least two days per week for additional health benefits. That’s only 3.5 hours a week, or 14 hours a month. We have 720 hours in a month, so that’s only 1.9 percent of your time. Is your health worth it?”

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Rian Maercks, MD, PA The Maercks InsTITuTe addresses every faceT of plasTIc and cosMeTIc surgery usIng TechnIques TaIlored To each IndIvIdual paTIenT’s needs. It can be very confusing to research procedures on the Internet. What advice would you give when it comes to doing this?

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What aspect of your profession do you find the most rewarding? “Seeing my patients is one of the greatest joys in my life. i have the great honor of seeing them transform not only physically, but also see newfound confidence, self-connection and growth. My patients are a special sort of extended family to me and they are what make my career absolutely incredible.”

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pregnant with her second child, is fortunate to have it all. Standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, the blonde-haired, green-eyed fashion model, former Victoria’s Secret Angel and budding businesswoman has learned to balance her busy life on Fisher Island. After giving birth to son Tobin Jack Drury six years ago, she talked about the transition from being a model and the wife of actor/ film producer Archie Drury to motherhood. “I feel very different,” Kurkova, 31, told Access Hollywood. “After having a baby, things change. Something inside of you switches and you become this powerful mama who can deal with anything and do everything. I never sit down. I’m always running around...I take care of the house, I cook, I work and I walk the runway.”

With an estimated net worth of $10 million, Kurkova is indeed a busy woman. She has walked hundreds of runways around the world modeling fashions from top designers like Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Vera Wang. She’s been the face of top fashion advertising campaigns and appeared on the cover of nearly 100 magazines, from Vogue (more than 25 times) to Elle to Esquire, and in 2004 landed on People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” list. In 2008, E! voted Kurkova the sexiest girl in the world. This girl really does have it all: Besides being giving and beautiful, glamorous and well dressed (she looks smashing in


her new Giuseppe Zanotti gold leather gladiator sandals, which she posted on her Instagram), Kurkova is also fun-loving, friendly, charming and polite. The famous fashion photographer Mario Testino described her as a model that “could fit into any moment.” And she does, from fashion shows to red-carpet events; in fact, Kurkova is a frequent TV talk show guest and red carpet presence. During a fashion event in Miami Beach last year where she was a celebrity guest, Kurkova told this writer that living on Fisher Island—she also keeps an apartment in New York—has opened up a whole new world for her. “Being able to spend so much time outdoors, swimming, playing sports, staying fit and enjoying the sunshine is the way I want to live and

eing able to spend so much time outdoors, swimming, playing sports, staying fit and enjoying the sunshine is the way I want to live and raise my kids.”

raise my kids,” says Kurkova, whose son is learning to speak Spanish. “I grew up in a sports-oriented family and believe being active is very important for my children. I am happy in Miami.” She is gratified to be able to give her family a healthy outdoor lifestyle. And with another child on the way, her life as a mother of two will be easier in Florida than New York despite her constant travel demands. The daughter of Josef Kurka, who was a star basketball player in the Czech Republic—and from whom she inherited her height—and a Slovak mother who was a bank manager, Kurkova was born in the fairytale town of Decin in the Czech Republic. The postcard-perfect city is located in the valley on both banks of the Elbe River, where time appears to stand still. Growing up, she was taller than the other girls and has said that she often felt out of place. But things changed after a friend sent pictures of her to a modeling agency in Prague. By age 15, she had secured a runway appearance and some modeling jobs. Less than a year later, she traveled to Milan and signed a contract with Miuccia Prada for the designer’s sister label, Miu Miu. Encouraged and ambitious, Kurkova moved to New York in 1999 to broaden her stage. Two years later, she became the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue. That accomplishment, on top of her numerous runway appearances, ad campaigns, TV gigs and high-profile events, launched what has turned into a stellar career. Ten years after relocating to America, she and Drury, an ex-Marine who served in the first Persian Gulf War before attending University of California Berkeley, married; their son was born the same year. Kurkova talked to the media about her first pregnancy, especially concerning diet and workouts. She said that she didn’t gain much weight because she stayed very active throughout the pregnancy, practicing Pilates, light weight training, walking and traveling. On eating healthy before the baby was born, she told W she was taking good supplements and vitamins, drinking green juices and making sure she was putting the best of everything into her body. “I didn’t want much junk,” she said. “And I was lucky I didn’t crave it, either. But obviously you want to try and give

yourself more natural foods and fruits, good vitamins, fish oils, fiber…. Lots of fiber when you are pregnant!” In general, Kurkova thrives on a healthy diet, combining juicing with small meals. She and her family drink green fruit juices with the meals she cooks when her schedule allows. They eat light, tasty and gluten-free. “We don’t eat anything white or processed and try to support small farms and local places that grow their own things,” she’s said. On a typical day, Kurkova eats a series of small meals and snacks. For breakfast, it’s a green juice upon arising. A couple of hours later, she has hard-boiled eggs. Two or three hours after that, she snacks on a handful of raw walnuts, which are filled with Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, or almonds. She also makes her own almond milk and raw chocolate drink. For lunch, she likes grilled fish, a salad and vegetables, followed by a later afternoon green juice. And dinner at home can be healthy grains like quinoa or brown rice with vegetables, chicken or fish. Since she is so disciplined as a rule, she will occasionally indulge in dark chocolate when she desires and it does no harm. It also helps that Kurkova loves yoga and going to the gym, often using a trainer for a mix of strength training and cardio, which can include dancing. To keep her skin smooth and supple, she told New York Magazine’s “The Cut” that she uses only organic, pure and natural products. ”Whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body,” she said. “I’m already wearing makeup, which is not ideal all the time. It’s not pure, it’s not oils, it’s not natural. So for my skin, at least, I try to use everything that’s natural.” And natural is a good way to describe this successful model and serious businesswoman. In recent weeks as an expectant mom, she has looked radiant, healthy and happy when stepping out with Drury and Tobin. She is over the moon about having a husband who is her “best friend” and also about giving her son a sibling. With all of her hard work and international appearances in the ephemeral fashionmodeling business, she summed up how well raised and firmly grounded she is via a recent social media post: “Family is a gift that lasts forever.”

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Mint onditio C these 5 MiAMiAns Are living proof thAt with equAl pArts discipline And hArd work, you cAn be fAb And fit At Any Age.


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Boutique Manager, Vhernier

AGe: 34


barry’s bootcamp on weekdays and swimming on weekends.



chocolate, best motivation ever invented.


Delivery meal plan and lots of vitamins.

¥ THE CHEAT THAT’S WORTH IT: French macarons.


Andy Itkoff

exercise more so you can still eat pasta and pizza.



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Clare Laverty AVP MArketing & CoMMuniCAtions, swire ProPerties, inC. & DireCtor of MArketing, swire Hotels

Age: 35


Since moving to Miami, i’ve become totally hooked on Barry’s Bootcamp, which i go to 4 to 5 mornings a week. the trainers there have a great way of pushing you to be the best you can be, but with a beautiful energy. When i’m not obsessing over Barry’s, i also run and walk on the beach. Which feels like heaven.


Definitely energy and generally just feeling really good and strong within my body. it’s all connected for me: working out, eating well, getting to bed early etc. i’m no angel, but when you get into a routine of looking after yourself, life just feels better because everything is sharper.


i think about how much better i’ll feel after the hour-long work out than an extra hour in bed. i’ve never once in my life felt worse after working out than before.


i don’t really think of things as cheat items. i’m really passionate about food and have a very healthy relationship with it. So i’ll happily eat really good quality chocolate or a really excellent pizza with zero guilt. Same goes for alcohol.



Andy itkoff

i guess my motto is about fueling and enabling my body with what it wants to live a full and healthy life. i am very aware what i put into my body now results in long-term good health. that’s only something you learn when you leave your 20s.


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Wicho Hernandez

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AGe: 43


the key for me starts with having appointments for my workout times. Simply intending to work out just doesn’t work for me, since there are so many other things that get in the way from day to day. When at my best, I have scheduled workout sessions four times a week and get them done first thing in the morning.


Working out seems to serve as an energy booster for me. regardless of how tired I might be leading into a workout or how exhausted I feel once I get out of a workout, I always feel like an energized version of my natural self when I am consistently working out. My posture feels different, I feel more alert and I tend to get better sleep.


I once heard a trainer say that one hour of pain followed by 23 hours of feeling better about yourself is better than slacking off for one hour and then having 23 hours of guilt. I try to remind myself of that when all else fails.


this is the one area that can be challenging, since having a busy schedule can coincide with eating out quite a bit. I try to log every meal into a calorie-counting app. this helps me truly realize the impact of what I am putting in my body. I have found that when I am at my best, I will pre-arrange my meals and restaurants based on the calorie count I am trying to achieve. Anticipating what or where you might have dinner should influence what you eat for lunch.

¥ THE CHEAT THAT’S WORTH IT: At this point I am not sure I would tolerate it, but nothing is better than a large bowl of ice cream with sweetened condensed milk.


If you are going to work hard and play hard, make sure you put the right fuel in your system.

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Tere Blanca

President & CeO, BlanCa COmmerCial real estate

Age: 54


i focus on eating healthy and doing yoga and Pilates regularly. i also enjoy boating and long walks.


With a high-paced career like commercial real estate, staying active and taking care of my body and mind allows me to have more energy, and gives me clarity and focus.


My trainer shows up, so that is a great motivator! And i motivate myself by focusing on the results that working out provides.


Portion control and avoiding bad carbs are key to helping me stay in shape. even at an event or when having lunch with a client, i make sure to select a healthier option: salads, fish, chicken, vegetables, and a lot of water. i also try to stay away from too much coffee.

¥ THE CHEAT THAT’S WORTH IT: A dark-chocolate flourless cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.



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eat well, feel well, look well.


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Mitch Friedman

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AGe: 65


I run four times a week, anywhere from three to five miles each session. My exercise program usually starts between 5:30 am and 6 am. Additionally, I go to the gym for core and stretching exercises two other days a week.


Most important to me is that exercising improves my mental acuity. Staying in good shape physically helps me stay sharp mentally. Exercising each morning gives me a time in the day when I can have solitude with my own thoughts and surroundings.


When this happens, if it’s a really tough morning, I’ll compromise on the distance and my pace.


I do not take special supplements. I try to stay very close to the Mediterranean diet: nuts, fruits, veggies and very little meat. Over the years I have learned that portion control is key to maintaining my weight and vitality. In the past the 20 years, I have not gained more than three pounds.

¥ THE CHEAT THAT’S WORTH IT: Pizza! Once every couple of weeks, I just have to get a pizza.



Andy Itkoff

My wife and I have found that taking active vacations is the best way for us to stay in good shape and also have a lot of fun. We just got back from a “backroads tour” multi-sport vacation, full of hiking, biking and river rafting in the Canadian Rockies. My motto is that physical activity, eating healthy, and clearing your mind helps keep me in the best possible condition.

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fter missing the remainder of the NBA season due to blood clots found on his lung in February, Christopher Wesson Bosh is excited to be back on the basketball court. Although he gained back his strength slowly after laying low for a couple of months, these days he’s feeling fine. “I had never before done nothing, so I came back slowly after I recovered,” says Bosh, 31. “When I first started walking again, I used a cane. I would go 100 feet. Then I gradually gained more and more strength.” The announcement that Bosh was out for the rest of the season, which included the playoffs, was a crushing


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blow to the Miami Heat and to all of the player’s fans last season. But foremost on everyone’s mind was his safe recovery from a serious condition with basketball playing second string. “That’s the most important thing, the health of your players,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters at the time. Bosh found that he had trouble breathing during a few games in February and also complained of pain. Diagnosed with blood clots, specifically pulmonary embolism, he suffered a condition that occurs when a clot breaks off in another part of the body and travels through the heart, enters the lungs and lodges in one of the smaller blood vessels. “When I

was sick, I had pain and had to deal with getting better after surgery and being in the hospital,” says Bosh. Since his condition was treated with blood thinners, which increase the risk of internal bleeding, sports such as basketball had to be tabled until his body was completely void of blood clots. He was glad when that time came last spring and he could go back to work. “I got back in the swing, and I am now feeling great and confident,” says Bosh, who spent the summer traveling and enjoying time in Los Angeles with his family. (He is married to Adrienne Bosh and has three children, aged 6, 3 and 1.) Standing 6 feet 11 inches tall and

weighing 235 pounds, Bosh, now playing center, is in his 12th year as a pro. Fast, athletic and a master ball handler, his on-court reputation is quiet and humble, eager to pass the ball to a teammate who might be in a better position to score. He is lauded for his proficiency of driving to the basket and scoring at the free-throw line, and his mid-range jump shot—one of his best maneuvers—has helped his career soar over the past few years. Smart, articulate, alert, perceptive and giving, Bosh is an invaluable asset for the Heat. He is a polished ambassador for the brand and a man who truly cares about others.   “Chris is an extraordinary gentleman,” Pat Riley, president of the Heat organization, said shortly after Bosh joined the team in 2010. “He has been with the Heat for only a few months but has already hit the ground running as a great player and good citizen.” Bosh quickly and easily proved his worth from the beginning. As a 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA Champ (2012, 2013) with the Heat, Riley and other team honchos

didn’t want to lose him when his contract was up. So they signed him to a whopping five-year, $118,705,300 deal last July. For the upcoming 2015-16 season, Bosh will earn a base salary of $22,192,730. Bosh has loved it here from the start of his career here, and settled in quickly. “Miami is such a great and welcoming city,” he said at the time. “I like Miami’s architecture with its artsy appeal, and I am amazed at the food and weather. Plus, the scene as an international cultural melting pot is awesome. Everything is here.” Despite his busy schedule of games, events, appearances, and now, designing ties, his workouts have always taken up a great deal of his day. In fact, his exercise regimen then was much the same as it is now, post illness. Bosh rises at 8:30 am, has breakfast at 9 am, then arrives at the court between 10 and 10:30 am. He lifts weights to prevent injury and has increased the strength by about 50-70 pounds from earlier years. And he is really into core training. “I do core training for my lower body,” he says,

bosh in his element.


CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Getting cheered up by his son in the hospital; enjoying the afterglow of victory; out on the town with his wife, Adrienne.

“especially the hips and abdomen.” Weighted core training is important for Bosh on many levels. According to Todd Bumgardner, co-founder of Beyond Strength Performance, there is an inner core of muscles that engage first during movement or breathing to protect the spine, and an outer core that is responsible for stabilizing and protecting the spine but has more defined movement functions. There are five different components of core training that Bosh is after to protect himself from injury and to stay in great shape: flexibility, motor control, endurance, stability and strength. In addition, he hits the track once or twice a week running to continuously build up his lungs. He also runs on the beach, and, of course, shoots hoops. His diet is well balanced, and he is back to eating more since his release from the hospital and subsequent recovery. He favors chicken, fish and steak, stays hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and consumes vegetables as often as possible. He spends family time with the children around his house, playing with them in their bedrooms or on the couch. When he and Adrienne go out on the town, they enjoy exploring new places. “Miami has so many pockets; we like to find new things, new places to go where we haven’t been,” says Bosh. “And we both believe in giving back to the community.” For Thanksgiving, there are plans to send care packages to America’s soldiers as he has done in the past. The charity he founded, Team Tomorrow, Inc., is dedicated to supporting organizations that promote the uplifting of children, families and the community. For the past few years, it has sponsored projects and community-based events by partnering with donors, business leaders, outreach programs, athletes, celebrities and other non-profits. But this season, Bosh is the one who is thankful. He has his health, his family, his charity work and an amazing career that has made him a household name. “I’m looking forward to putting my passion back on court,” says Bosh. “We are a championship caliber team with a lot of belief in our skills. I am excited about getting back to basketball.” So are his Miami fans.

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West Coast Wellness Take a trip to the other coast and embrace wellness the California way with plenty of activities connecting you to nature at these luxurious Destination Hotels in Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe. From kayaking through kelp beds to hiking oceanfront nature preserves and paddleboarding across one of the world’s deepest lakes, each resort also boasts award-winning, locally sourced, seasonal cuisine and indulgent spa treatments to round out your retreat.

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L’Auberge Del Mar San DiegO

The Resort

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Food for the Soul

In the heart of San Diego’s idyllic seaside village of Del Mar, L’Auberge Del Mar is both a fixture of the community and a desirable destination for visitors. With a stairway leading from the resort’s pool directly to the beach, the adjacent Powerhouse Park and outdoor Del Mar Shopping Plaza across the street, all of Del Mar’s attractions are within a quick walk. The boutique property with 121 guest rooms and two tennis courts evokes a private beach estate where classical décor meets California seaside ease.

The waves of SoCal are calling and they’re right outside your window at L’Auberge Del Mar, where you can take a two-hour surf lesson with their partner, Fulcrum Surf School. They’ll teach you the art of popping up and paddling in, so that you’ll be riding those waves in no time. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve borders Del Mar to the south, where you can hike through the trails and canyons down to secluded Black’s Beach, one of the most challenging (and picturesque) surf breaks in Southern California.

The surf shack-themed spa at L’Auberge is situated inside an intimate cottage with oceaninspired treatments and herbal steam rooms. Soothe your sunand salt-exposed skin with the Ocean Body Indulgence treatment, which entails exfoliation with nourishing ocean minerals, a detoxifying marine-based body wrap to draw out impurities and, finally, a hydrating massage.

While the sunset views at the casual Coastline Café are hard to resist, dinner at L’Auberge’s signature restaurant, Kitchen 1540, is a must. The chic dining room boasts a backyard patio with copious teak tables and a vertical, hydroponic garden with herbs and flowers used in the dishes. Executive chef Brandon Fortune creates seasonal menus highlighting fresh fish from near and far (barramundi, Arctic char, sturgeon) and modern takes on comfort food, like fried green tomatoes with California goat cheese, apples and compressed jicama. If the housemade peanut butter ice cream is on the dessert menu when you visit, do yourself a favor and order the mousse-like, creamy confection. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; 858.259.1515; Rates from $299 per night.

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Terranea LOs AngeLes

The Resort

Connect with Nature

Spa & Wellness

Food for the Soul

Perched on the Rancho Palos Verdes peninsula overlooking the South Bay, Terranea is a luxurious escape from Los Angeles city life. The sprawling property encompasses 102 acres with panoramic Pacific Ocean views and 582 Mediterraneanstyle abodes, ranging from guestrooms to freestanding villas. The resort feels like a community unto itself, dedicated to the easy, breezy California good life, boasting both a 9-hole golf course and multiple swimming pools.

Start your days with a seaside hike along the onsite nature trail that winds up and down the rugged bluffs covered in sagebrush, fennel and wild lemongrass, toward Point Vicente Lighthouse. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for rabbits, butterflies and coastal birds, including the resort’s resident falcon. Opt for a guided sea kayak tour along the rocky shore where, on a clear day, Catalina Island is visible on the horizon 20 miles offshore. Here, the deep green-blue Pacific is home to sea lions, harbor seals and kelp beds, as well as California’s state marine fish, the bright orange garibaldi damselfish. You might get lucky and spot a pod of dolphins, too.

Make time for one of the sunrise or sunset yoga or cycling classes in the seaside fitness studios. Then, give your skin some pampering at the 50,000-square-foot spa with their new Radiant Results Facial utilizing the Aroma Radiance Lift Machine, which employs gentle micro-currents through two metal wands improving the face’s muscle tone while also plumping, hydrating, deep cleaning and healing the skin. Used with their all-natural Rose Infinity skin-care line, the result is radiant, event-ready skin with a visible lift that lasts for days.

Of the resort’s eight restaurants, Mar’sel is Terranea’s crown jewel for both its hyperfresh, seafood-forward menu and stunning al fresco patio ocean views. Under the tutelage of French Basque-born executive chef Bernard Ibarra, every dish is prepared with a deft touch and bright ingredients cultivated from his onsite herb garden and sourced locally. Think citrus honey essence, carrot curry purée, heirloom tomatoes, pepitas, cauliflower mousse and pea tendrils. Local fish, like swordfish, sockeye salmon and Pacific halibut, shine alongside heartier proteins such as grass-fed rack of lamb and prime bone-in ribeye. With an impressive menu of California and French wines, their sommelier can guide you toward the perfect pairing. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes; 310.265.2800; Rates from $470 per night.

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Resort at Squaw Creek LAke tAhoe


The Resort

Connect with Nature


Food for the Soul

To celebrate its 25th anniversary as a premier Northern California ski destination this year, the Resort at Squaw Creek completed a $7 million update to its 405 guestrooms. The modern glass exteriors are in stark contrast to the warm and cozy lodge-like interiors, with stunning views of the rolling Sierra Nevada Mountains blanketed in evergreens and dotted with goldenrod and purple lupine wildflowers. Rooms are spacious, with Fireplace Suites featuring a separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette in one-, two- and threebedroom floor plans, catering to families and extended-stay accommodations.

With ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe a 10-minute drive away, the Resort at Squaw Creek offers ample opportunity for outdoor activities year-round. Discover the surprisingly Caribbean blue waters and incredible clarity of Lake Tahoe on a guided stand-up paddleboard tour with Tahoe City Kayaks and learn about the colorful history of the nearly 200-square-mile-wide lake that plunges to depths of over 1,600 feet.

After an arduous day carving the slopes or making waves in the lake, soothe your tired muscles at the spa with a deep tissue massage. Unwind in the sauna and steam room before and after your treatment for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.

The dining room at Six Peaks Grille boasts floor-to-ceiling picture windows and a lovely outdoor patio overlooking the mountains for a cozy, upscale dinner. Executive chef Jason Friendly creates both vegetarian options like quinoa and amaranth with local vegetables and pine nuts, as well as heartier fare like surf and turf with filet mignon and Maine lobster on the seasonally changing menu. Peruse the artisanal cocktail menu for an inspired aperitif created by the resort’s in-house mixologist.

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400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley; 530-583-6300;; Rates from $219 per night.

Miami Wellness Staycation If you can’t spare the time to head across the country, don’t despair—tailor a weekend wellness getaway to your liking right here at home.

Stay: carIllOn resOrt & spa Formerly canyon ranch, the newly minted carillon resort & spa in north beach is still a luxurious wellness retreat for the mind, body and soul. check-in for a long weekend of group fitness classes, wellness lectures, meditation, hydrotherapy spa and energy healing in an elegant atmosphere with spacious all-suite rooms that feel like a home away from home.

Eat: r + D pOp-up by JugOFresh give the plant-based lifestyle a try, if only for one meal, at r + D, a pop-up vegan restaurant by Jugofresh at its south pointe location. chef Darren “paco” laszlo prepares artfully plated dishes for dinner (thursday to saturday) and brunch (saturday and sunday), ranging from a mind-boggling “charcuterie” featuring a cashew cheese wheel and spicy cannellini “sausage” to a superfood sundae with bruléed bananas, cherry cacao ice cream, coconut whipped cream and a dusting of green tea— sans dairy and meat. you might just become a plant-based convert by the end of the meal.

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In the Black

No matter your style, wear it and the aura of mystery is yours.

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Minidress by balmain; at Saks Fifth Avenue, bal Harbour Shops. black fountain veil and avant garde long skirt by renato Armijo; at chernaya bridal House, Miami. Suede boots by Sergio rossi; at bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. On him: Dan Post cowboy hat by Stetson; Photographer pants by express; shirt by DSquared, fringed fur coat by DKNY and belt by Ferragamo; at bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. On her:

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Suit jacket and pants by The Kooples, patent leather ankle boots by Dior and blue mirrored sunglasses by Illesteva; all at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Crown cuff by Vauje Jewelry; at Embroidered black fan by InnoLife. Top hat by Hats in the Belfry.


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Wide boot scuba pants and wide-sleeve blouse by Silvia tcherassi; at Silvia tcherassi, the Village of Merrick Park, coral Gables. Structured sleeve jacket by Fernando Garcia Designs; at Oxygene boutique, bal Harbour Shops. Strappy mirrored heels by Ala誰a Paris; at Saks Fifth Avenue, bal Harbour Shops. crystal Spiked ring by Vauje Jewelry; at

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Jacket by roberto Cavalli, shirt by eton, pants by ted Baker, fur hat by Maximilian, aviator sunglasses by gucci, belt by Ferragamo; all at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Shoes by Hugo Boss.


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“Pleats Please” shawl by Issey Miyake and fur boots by Giuseppe Zanotti; at Saks Fifth Avenue, bal Harbour Shops. Dress by Oscar carvalho Paris. Velvet gloves by ZaZa bridal. Necklace by Vauje Jewelry; at

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tie pleated blouse by the Kooples, fur hat by Maximilian, patent leather ankle boots by Dior; all at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Swarovski-embroidered clutch by Silvia tcherassi; at Silvia tcherassi, village of Merrick Park, Coral gables. velvet gloves by zaza Bridal. Wool cape coat by Stella McCartney; at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops. Spiked fingertip jewelry by Vauje Jewelry; at Sunglasses by Stella McCartney.


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embroidered gown by Alberto Makali; at Saks Fifth Avenue, bal Harbour Shops. Spiked crown by Vauje Jewelry; at elegant bridal fingerless satin lace gloves by Hee Fly. Lace mantilla: stylist’s own.

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Chiffon romper by H&M, rain boots by Hunter and BCBg belt; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Straw hat and veil, stylist’s own.


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embroidered gown by rosa Clará; at rosa Clará, Coral gables. Suede sandals by gucci and cashmere cape by Maximilan; at Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall. Photo assistants: Menny Sanchez, Juan Pablo zumbo and Jorge Diaz MakeuP and hair:

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2) Illegalito Created by Tanzy’s master mixologist and advanced sommelier, Adam Seger, this twist on their (practically) official libation is so good it oughta be against the law. INGREDIENTS: ½ lime, quartered 12 mint leaves 3 2-inch-square chunks of pineapple 1 oz. each coconut milk and passion fruit purée 1¾ oz. Cachaça Brazilian rum DIRECTIONS: Muddle above (smash with a muddler or blunt end of a rolling pin) until juicy and aromatic. Fill glass with ice, top with sparkling water and pour back and forth into an empty pint glass or tumbler to mix. Garnish with a skin-on pineapple wedge and fresh mint.

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ELCIELO After years of anticipation, celebrity chef Juan Manuel Barrientos is firmly ensconced in the kitchen of Elcielo Miami, whipping up his unique, delectable creations. For Elcielo, considered one of the most inventive restaurant brands in Latin America—and now Miami (natch!)—the young (31, to be exact) and innovative Chef Juanma has perfected the blending of science with traditional Colombian cuisine to create some of the world’s most innovative dishes; to wit: the “tree of life,” or yucca bread propped up on copper wires to resemble foliage. The à la carte Comfort Food lunch menu, served daily, allows guests to experience the original and intricate dishes created by Chef JuanMa, in a different atmosphere than the 10- to 15-course dinner tasting menu, which is offered every day except Sunday and Monday and promises a parade of intriguing, arguably life-changing, sights, tastes and textures.

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American & Continental 660 at the angler’s — In the Angler’s Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.9600; 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; 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; 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.

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dining guide FrOM tOP: Outdoor seating by the intracoastal; Korean fried chicken with pickled vegetables; lobster roll with homemade chips.

Corsair By sCott Conant — 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura. The latest gem by Scott Conant (of Scarpetta fame) has just opened and serves three meals a day. The menu highlights seasonal farmhouse cooking from the Americas and the Mediterranean. Picturesque views of the property’s golf course and recently revamped cascading waterfall are an added bonus. Eating HousE — 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.6524; 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; 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; 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.


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THE CONTINENTAL Stephen Starr’s latest Miami eatery, The Continental— an evolution of sorts of the much-loved Philadelphia staple, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month—is Starr’s fourth restaurant in South Florida, following the success of Steak 954, Makoto, and Verde. Menu highlights include the Build Your Own Sushi, where tuna, salmon, sushi rice, toasted nori, vegetables and garnishes are presented in a bento box with instructions on how to be your own sushi master; Vegetables on Ice, with ranch, hummus, ssamjang, and crisp crudité veggies; Backyard Burger, with aged cheddar, Nueske’s bacon, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard served on a Kaiser roll with French fries; Charred Broccoli served with romesco, pickled chilies, Marcona almonds, lime; and Whole Globe Artichoke with dijonnaise. Cocktails offer unique twists on old classics that infuse fresh herbs and change things up—to wit: coconut water in your Old Fashioned—and the service is the friendliest you’ll find in South Beach. Our only regret was that we didn’t leave enough room for the Crackerjack Sundae for dessert, a good excuse to return soon. 2360 COllins Avenue, MiAMi BeACh, 305.604.2000; COntinentAlMiAMi.COM.

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Feel the French-ness in Midtown at Brasserie Azur.

BRASSERIE AZUR The innovators behind the South of France-inspired Villa Azur Restaurant & Lounge in Miami Beach have just opened their newest concept, Brasserie Azur, in Midtown. The chic, hip and casual eatery—designed by Francois Frossard, the creative force behind some of the most famous restos both here in the US and abroad—showcases French fare with Mediterranean influences, such as the butterflied whole grilled branzino with fennel and lemon; roast beef slices au jus served with homemade mashed potatoes; and chicken paillard marinated with lemon herbs, served with arugula and cherry tomato salad. For dessert,

MEAT MARKET MIAMI BEACH — 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.532.0088; 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; 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; Myles Chefetz’s famed steakhouse has been 202

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indulge in sweet creations such as the pistachio macaron, the tiramisu tart or the caramelized meringue lemon tart, perfect for pairing with a delicious French dessert wine. An indulgent happy hour takes place weekdays from 4 pm-8 pm, and the express lunch menu allows for a two-course meal in 45 minutes or less. Weekends, brunch on an array of French boulangerie, hearty egg dishes like Oeufs Bénédicte, and dressed-up hamburgers, such as the Brasserie Azur, with pan-seared foie gras and truffle dressing. 3252 ne 1st Ave., MiAMi, 786.800.9993; BrAsserieAzur.coM.

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; 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; 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; 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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Santa Fe newS & eSpreSSo — 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.861.0938; 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, 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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 cheddar pimiento cheese and sweet onions served on housemade brioche. wynwood kitchen & bar — 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.722.8959. Artsy and affordable, this mural-embellished eatery in the Arts District offers up creative salads, Latin delights like Ropa Vieja empanadas, grilled chicken, pan-seared fish and artist-inspired cocktails, including the Kenny Scharf: dry gin, Cointreau,


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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, 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; 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 unofficial meeting hot-spot, this New York Kosher-style bagel and deli joint boasts delicious hand-rolled bagels, delectable Israeli salad, stacked sandwiches, and a case full of fresh baked goodies to take with you. Private room for parties, and specialty catering also available.

French db biStro Moderne — 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.421.8800; dbbistro. com/miami. Daniel Boulud has won the hearts of Miamians by combining his mastery of traditional French dishes with a modern twist, including a $34 burger that consistently wins rave reviews—and repeat customers. paul bakery — 450 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.531.1200 and 1800 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, 954.846.0344; 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.

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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; 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.

International SUGARCANE — 3252 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786.369.0353; 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


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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; 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; 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; 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, 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; 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; 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; 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.

liMoncello — 19088 NE 29 Ave., Aventura. 305.792.2222; Simple Italian cuisine at its best is what you’ll find here, from homemade pasta and fresh seafood to the homemade desserts. Of the highlights, try the veal ravioli, ossobucco with truffles, octopus Livornese or good old-fashioned eggplant parm. PriMe italian — 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.695.8484; mylesrestaurantgroup. com. Just across the street from its sister resto and hipster scene Prime 112, this represents the elegant dining experience at its best, 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; 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; 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; 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

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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; 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; 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; 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.


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ZumA — 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.577.0277; All hipsters know this is the place to go for the ultimate dining-out experience: people-watching, extraordinary cocktails, fantastic food based on izakaya—the Japanese sake shops that also serve food—and a fabulous view. Sunday brunch is an event not to be missed.

Kosher etZeL-itZiK DeLi — 18757 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305.937.1546. Looks can be deceiving, and this small spot is the proof, with authentic Israeli food, falafel, beef soup, chicken pita and more. Fun atmosphere, good food and attentive service. GriLL time — 16145 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 786.274.8935. This Glatt Kosher restaurant has interesting offerings like a sweet chili cauliflower appetizer, entrées such as Chilean sea bass broiled in Sambuca and Hawaiian tropical ribeye, and Bavarian cream with sweet biscuits and chocolate for dessert.

the hArBOur GriLL — 9415 Harding Ave., Surfside, 305.861.0787; theharbourgrill. com. Located only a couple of blocks from Bal Harbour Shops, this Glatt Kosher steakhouse is worthy of an occassion. From dry-aged prime rib to pepper-crusted filets, all the big hitters are here, along with an extensive sushi menu for diners looking for something a little lighter. PitA PLus OF AVenturA — 18833 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.935.0761. Falafels, stuffed grape leaves and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/outdoor eatery.

Mediterranean A LA turCA — 1848 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.925.5900; Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food is the name of the game here, from hot and cold mezes, a dizzying array of kebabs, fresh seafood, and of course, tempting baklava. Finish your meal with a cup of strong Turkish coffee that’s sure to get you through the day—or night.

JUVIA — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.763.8272; 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; 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.

Mexican CAntInA lAredo — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.457.7662, 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. Chéen-hUAye — 15400 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 305.956.2808 ; The Mayan name meaning ‘Only Here’ is the first of many traditional Southern Mexican details you’ll find at this intimate picturesque restaurant serving up authentic Mexican flavors. Chef Marco Velasquez serves up regional Yucatan style fare. Dig into their savory cochinita pibil or join them for Sunday brunch and indulge in huevos motuleños or chilaquiles verdes. Wash it all down with a selection from their wall of 100 tequilas thrown into a fresh-squeezed passion fruit margarita. Whether you grab a seat a the bar or take a nice table in their outside seating area, you can enjoy an environment as inviting as the food is delicious. MeXICo BrAVo AUthentIC MeXICAn — 16850 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.948.1158; 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; 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; 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









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AjI cARBON — 16978 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach, 786.955.6894; 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.

chOLO’S cEvIchE GRILL — 1127 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.947.3338; An intriguing blend of Spanish, Italian and Peruvian cuisines, including ceviches, tiraditos, stir fries, pastas and more. Try the chicha morada, deep purple corn “tea” spiked with cloves, cinnamon and sugar.

BARRIO LATINO — In the Shoppes at the Waterways, 3585 NE 207th St., Aventura, 305.692.4455; A selection of Mexican fajitas, steaks from the Argentine grill, Cuban dishes like lechon asado and seafood.

EL GRAN INKA — 3155 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.940.4910; 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.

ThE BAzAAR By jOSE ANdRES — 1701 Collins Ave. in the SLS Hotel, Miami Beach, 305.455.2999; the In the Philippe Starck-Lenny Kravitz designed hotel is this tiny, cool eatery where guests can enjoy a unique culinary experience, with a Spanish-influenced menu of items such as yuca churros served with homemade peanut butter (in a squeeze tube), a frozen blue cheese sandwich with lemon marmalade and

LA hUAcA pERUvIAN cUISINE — 2000 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.239.8722; 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.

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Specialty ALASkA COffEE rOASTiNg CO — 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami; 786.332.4254; In addition to roasting organic and wild beans in house, a full menu offers diners a wide array of options, from sandwiches, salads and quiche to pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven. Don’t leave without picking up a

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ThE SWEET TOOTh — 18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach, 305.682.1400; 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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CyberspaCe LaunChes Here’s a glance at some of wHat we saw in our twitter feed over tHe past montH.

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Aventura Magazine October 2015  

The Best Self Issue. Karolina Kurkova: Living in Miami & Loving it. In Fighting Shape: 5 South Floridians share their secrets for staying st...

Aventura Magazine October 2015  

The Best Self Issue. Karolina Kurkova: Living in Miami & Loving it. In Fighting Shape: 5 South Floridians share their secrets for staying st...