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94 on the mark After a long life and career as a tough guy, Mark Wahlberg has added devoted husband and father to his list of accomplishments.


100 top popS Gio Alma

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110 Spring cleaning Now’s as good a time as any to get your financial house in order.

116 who’S your daddy? Perfect presents for your special guy this Father’s Day.

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40 Editor’s LEttEr 42 Contributors 44 what’s trEnding 46 Editor’s PiCks 61 aventurist jEwELry box 61 Present one of these babies to your favorite fella this Father’s Day and watch him smile.

hot shEEt 62 Givenchy and Bulgari open in the Design District; Icebox Café comes to Aventura Park Square; and more.

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book bag Thought-provoking reads with the spirit of Father’s Day in mind.


roCks stars Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these tequila cocktails.


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thE mix 72 Turnberry Isle harvests its own honey; SIA Scotch comes to Miami; consignment queen Lorena Shiff gets your closet under control; and more.

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drivE timE 82 The 2015 Lincoln Navigator delivers luxury on a large scale.

thE Last wordy 88 Fashion blogger Maria Tettamanti’s favorite style finds. 34

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Every year at this time, the buzz is about “spring cleaning.” I read about it, I watch videos on the most effective way to do it—and then I forget all about it. That’s why there are so many random, forgotten items in our home, from the kitchen (three coffee grinders, two of which are still in the unopened boxes; more cocktail glasses than one needs to service a bar on South Beach; and enough place settings to feed the Kardashians and their boyfriends past and present) to the garage (too much lives here to list, but a sampling includes three dog crate boxes all more than six years old, 12 fishing rods that haven’t been used in more than 10 years and numerous car detailing kits and devices that remain untouched because my husband has a service come to the house to do it—and yet, continues stockpiling these items). I finally had enough and made the decision to just purge. The process has begun and will obviously be ongoing through the next month or so, but I anticipate a very pleasant surge of relief as a result—a lightness, if you will, that comes with unloading dead weight. But it’s not just our “stuff” that needs assessing every so often; our financial house frequently needs a good “cleaning” as well. That’s why in this issue we look at money—not just how to spend it, which you probably

don’t need any help with, but how to figure out to optimize your savings and prepare for the future. In case you’re interested, turn to “Spring Cleaning” on page 110 and take a look at what our experts told us about that very topic. Also in this issue, as we do every year, we meet some very cool Miami dads who have done some living in their time, and who have learned from their experiences to become the best fathers they can be (“Top Pops” on page 100). And for whichever special dad you honor this Father’s Day—whether it’s your own, a stepdad, an uncle, your husband or son—we’ve got a unique and fitting gift idea in our annual Father’s Day Gift Guide (“Who’s Your Daddy?” on page 116). Yes, Father’s Day is not until June, but it’s never too early to start thinking about finding the ideal gift. Which leads me to think about potential gifts for my own husband…perhaps a garage organizer? Enjoy the issue.

Contributors Maria Tettamanti

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Maria Tettamanti is a Miamibased journalist, blogger, mother and self-professed mermaid. She contributes regularly to Aventura Magazine,, The Miami Herald, Allure and The Huffington Post by day and is a fierce high-brow fashion blogger on by night. When not sweating her next assignment over a hot keyboard, Maria can be found chasing her two children, frolicking on a beach, at Target, Facebooking, Twittering, Pinning, Instagramming, viewing horrid reality television programming or shopping. More of the last one, really.

A former model and dentist, fashion stylist Marcela Alma is one of Miami’s fastest-rising stars. By age 12, hundreds of fashion sketches lined the walls of her bedroom, and many of those early designs materialized as pieces she sewed with fabric that her father would bring home from his Colombian textile empire, Coltejer. By age 14, she was styling and shopping for classmates. Currently, Marcela spends her days styling photo shoots, making TV appearances on Cosmopolitan TV and CNN en Español to dispense style tips, covering red carpets and curating wardrobes for television shows, personal shopping and harnessing the power of social media to share with other industry artists.

Steve Siler Steve Siler’s first word was not “mama” or “dada,” but “car.” Since then, all things automotive have remained his obsession. He started his first car column at his college newspaper in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, in 1995, and thus began his mission to share his enthusiasm for the world’s most beautiful, exciting and innovative automobiles. Today, his pithy and informative automobile reviews are published in Car and Driver Magazine, Yahoo Autos, Autoblog, AOL Autos, Details Magazine, and New York Daily News.

Gio Alma Miami-based celebrity and fashion photographer Gio Alma’s images have appeared in publications and advertising campaigns around the world. Winner of the 2014 Black & White Spider Awards-Fashion Category, Gio has had his photos published in Harper’s Bazaar, Cigar Aficionado, ELLE, InStyle, Cosmopolitan and People, among others. Famous faces he has photographed include Tommy Lee Jones, Roberto Cavalli, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Bill Paxton and Dwyane Wade. Gio is in love with life, his profession, his wife, fashion stylist Marcela Alma, and their children, son Luca and daughter Gia.




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2 / off the chain Roxhouse’s “Got the Time” antique vintage bronze double-strand pocket watch makes a classic yet modern statement; $165, at Sense Beach House, Miami Beach, and

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The 90-year-old City National Bank Building has been restored to The Langford Hotel, which will include two new concepts by the Pubbelly Boys, along with a two-story penthouse and 126 guest rooms.

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A historic building downtown is revived as The Langford Hotel. The new luxury boutique property The Langford Hotel is slated to open its doors in the heart of Downtown Miami this summer. The 126-room boutique hotel will be a meticulous restoration of one of Downtown Miami’s first architectural masterpieces, the 90-year-old City National Bank Building—and part of the larger, overall transformation of the area that’s already in progress. The plan: for The Langford to be one of Miami’s hottest destinations, not just for out-of-towners but also for locals, with modern amenities like a two-story penthouse suite and a high-energy restaurant, PB Station, and rooftop lounge, called Pawn Broker, created by those guys with the Midas touch, The Pubbelly Group. The reinterpretation of the 12-store high-rise, which has been on the US National Register of Historic Places since 1989, is meant to create a downtown hideaway like no other in the lineup that is rapidly expanding in that part of town, one with “world-class features that will appeal to the senses.” And after all, isn’t that what Miami is all about? For more information and updates, visit

A TAsTy TidbiT IceBox Café is announced as one of the first retailers of the upcoming Aventura Park Square. the buzz about Aventura Park Square has been on for a while, and now we know one of the retailers we can look forward to frequenting there is icebox Café. this will be the popular restaurant’s fifth location in the US and first street-side restaurant outside of Miami Beach since 1998. Fans of its signature Coconut Buttercream cake and Chocolate Delight can count down the days—or maybe we should say months—until the 4,000-squarefoot space opens, which is expected in early 2017 and will include a bakery and deli area, a spacious fullservice bar offering specialty cocktails, micro brews and wines, and an organic juice bar. The menu will offer the brand’s signature American-fusion cuisine, with fresh, organic ingredients and unparalleled service. For more information, visit 62

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Jewel in the Crown Italian jeweler Bulgari opens to a star-studded welcome. Master italian jeweler Bulgari celebrated its recent opening in the Miami Design District with a glittering affair, and we’re not just referring to the gems. Celeb guests who turned out for the big event included Miami royalty such as emilio estefan, Jon Secada, Lea Black, Candela Ferro and natalia Jimenez, who were hosted in part by the president of Bulgari north America, Alberto Festa. in conjunction with the grand opening celebration, the jeweler debuted its exhibition of its famous the natura Collection, comprising 26 notable pieces of jewelry from Bulgari’s High Jewelry Collection, including historic masterpieces from the company museum headquarters in rome. the store is located at 140 ne 39th St., Ste. 127, Miami; visit

the new givenchy boutique beckons serious shoppers with a massive black façade featuring the brand’s gold logo and iconic golden cutout.

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A taste of Paris comes to Miami in the form of the new Givenchy store. Adding to the long (and getting longer) list of top-tier fashion brands opening stores in the Design District, Givenchy has just opened its doors. The architecture of this location bespeaks an evolution of the Paris flagship store’s concept at 28 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, representing the Couture House’s DNA—a blend of street style and aristocratic elegance expressed through a mix of fine and raw materials. The concept pays homage to the boxes in which Hubert de Givenchy used to deliver his Haute Couture dresses. The Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collections are presented in half-closed black lacquer boxes and on suspended mannequins, the only glimpse of the collections that can be seen from outside. The accessories are displayed on the upper floors, in basaltina niches. And the massive black façade is flanked by the gold logo and the house’s iconic golden cutout. For Spring/Summer 2015, Riccardo Tisci is offering a modern collection done completely in black and white that revisits his rock couture style with a mix of materials like lace and flaps, metal and semi-precious stones, and printed silk, among others, and presents all the “New Obsedia,” “HDG” (House of Givenchy) and “Pandora Box” bags in their new colors. The store is located at 100 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 2400, Miami; visit


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Nelson Lucero has spent his career in the watch world—“a small industry, where everyone knows everyone,” he says—and has been part of Ulysse Nardin, the close-knit but powerful worldwide watch brand, since 2001. “When they decided to open a North American headquarters in Boca Raton in 2001, I had been commuting weekly back and forth to New York City, so I was definitely ready for something different. The company has flourished here from the time the decision was made to open a subsidiary and it’s been an incredibly fast development, which can be attributed to the focus and commitment of the owner, our marketing and communication plan, and the revolutionary product we sell.” And the public agrees. To wit: the brand is adding a third boutique to its South Florida collection, which will open in the Miami Design District this summer. Having previously worked at a mass-produced luxury brand, Lucero appreciates the high technology, craftsmanship and innovation that go into each and every timepiece. “When you think about the ingenuity within each watch—the conceptualization and human passion it takes to create these timepieces from simple ratchets, wheels and springs—it’s incredible,” he says. “We are a specialty product and fill a specific niche. Sometimes, our maximum capacity may be under 20,000 watches worldwide, with only 3,000 in our North American division. With that, you begin to understand why there is such a premium for these timepieces.” Adding to the brand’s cache, Lucero shares that by the end of 2017 the company hopes to be 100 percent independent. “Most other watch companies rely on products and parts from other suppliers, but soon we’ll be completely self-sufficient. Being able to control every step of production with in-house manufacturing will change the game.” In the Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 2065, Aventura, 305.830.1786; the Skeleton tourbillon Manufacture was a limited-edition release of only 28 pieces.

“Lately women have been asking more and more about what’s inside the watch. They are interested in more than the jewels and diamonds on its face, but want to know what makes it work. It speaks to the growth and development of not only the market, but also an appreciation for the craftsmanship.”

NELSON LUCERO In high school, Nelson Lucero was constantly trading watches with his friends so he could have a new one to wear each week. Today, as executive vice president for the North American subsidiary of Ulysse Nardin, it’s safe to say his watch box is probably pretty full. “I’ve always been mechanically inclined, so I decided to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering,” he explains. “From there, I fell into the world of mechanical watches and it’s been a great fit; I’ve been able to find success and enjoy the process along the way.”

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INTO TEMPTATION the eden Chandelier for Daum designed by British designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is sinfully gorgeous. With the bronze snake (a limited edition of 8 pieces), $79,020; without the snake, $66,960; Apple candleholder, $1,470; Apple paperweight, $675; at Maison Montaigne in the Miami Design District.

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CUT A RUG Lose your shoes and sink your toes into the luxury of this silk and wool nepalis rug, which can be cut to custom size and comes in a choice of colors; at Amir rug gallery, Miami, or visit

HERE’S WHAT’S NEST the Adria nesting tables are made of clear glass and sold in a set of three, at BoConcept, town Center Aventura and Brickell Ave., Miami; also visit

ELEGANCE UNDER THE SUN the Larkspur teak Dining table and tiburon Dining Chairs are perfect for casual snacks or dinner with friends poolside. table, $3,175-$4,765, and chairs, $695-765; at restoration Hardware, Aventura Mall, and

BACK TO THE FUTURE Colorblocked beams of green, orange, black, yellow and white PvC make for a fun addition to the patio in the form of the Acapulco green Outdoor Lounge Chair from CB2; $239, at

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THE BRIGHTER THE BETTER Make your spring wardrobe pop with a bright bag. Spring has officially sprung, and whether or not it’s as evident here in South Florida as it is in the rest of country, it’s still fun to follow the seasonal trends. According to Lisa Jaffe, owner of the North Miami boutique Statements, that means color. But what to do if you prefer basic black? “Invest in a bag that will make your outfit pop,” says Jaffe. “These bright bags will make your outfit come alive. The runways were flooded with floral prints in both clothing and accessories. You can either follow that trend head on or pick a bright green that will complement the colors you’re already wearing. Plus, with no hardware, you don’t have to worry that gold or silver straps or buckles will clash with the accessories you’ve already got on.” Swing by Statements at 2118 NE 123rd St., North Miami or call 305.893.7559. 72

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Spring in bloom: the acrylic floral spring clutch, $95, and green H clutch in leather deerskin, $300, from Statements in North Miami.



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Lorena Shiff will dig through your closet to unearth treasures and earn you money.

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A lawyer by trade, Lorena Shiff’s life was turned upside down one day while cleaning out her closet. “I found 12 Versace cashmere sweaters in all these crazy colors and nobody wanted them!” she recollects. “I couldn’t give them away for free, but I put them on eBay and made a ton of money.” From there, friends and family began relying on Lorena to sell their secondhand designer duds to help them make a profit. It didn’t take long for her to figure out that she had found her calling, and soon after, left the legal world to begin Lorena’s Worth. “It made perfect sense,” she says. “I spent so much time shopping and following every move in the designer clothing world—that’s always been my passion.” Today, Shiff has more than 10 employees and regularly gets calls from customers spanning the globe. And no job is too big or too small. “You can consign just one thing with a simple phone call. We’ll send you an itemized receipt with a client code, which will allow you to watch your item sell live online,” she explains. “For larger jobs, which include at least 10 items, I’ll bring my team to your house for our white glove service.” And yes, Shiff and her team actually break out the white gloves—a necessity when inspecting vintage Hermès bags. “Clients looking for a total overhaul give us free reign, and we act as style consultants, helping them reinvent their wardrobe, figure out their style and get organized. Others have more specific goals and pieces in mind when we arrive, but it’s great fun either way. One of my favorite aspects is when I get to work with older women and help them identify and authenticate their vintage designer bags. It often requires some digging, but I love every minute of it.” For more information, visit





} Leggings/jeggings—one of the biggest trends for SS15. } Big, bulky sweaters/jackets/tops—but remember to keep the look balanced with a fitted/tighter bottom. } White tees & button-downs—especially designer brands, for a casual, chic look that is trending now. } Beige & black accessories—namely shoes and bags.

} Wedges/platforms—sell them to invest in a pair of casual but chic designer fashion sneakers and a strappy summer sandal. } High-end evening gowns—sell these pieces within two seasons to get the highest price. } Seasonal designer brand bags—including gucci, Prada, Marc Jacobs, etc. the longer you wait, the less money you’ll get. } Excess pairs of jeans—keep the skinnies, flares and boyfriend pairs that make you feel the best and consign the rest.

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Here Comes the Buzz

Turnberry Isle MIaMI welcoMes honey bees To The properTy.

Last summer, executive chef John Sexton decided it was time for something new, and upon the suggestion of a national member of Turnberry Isle who also happens to be a beekeeper, he began cultivating his own honey from private beehives on the property. At press time, there were two active hives with the intent to add another two. Why bees? According to Sexton, “They’re in need of growth and support globally, so anything we can do to help the process is beneficial to the planet.” Turnberry Gold Honey is used in everything from cocktails and baked goods to sauces and marinades, as well as select menu items throughout the property’s restaurants, in-room dining and banquet dining. The über-local liquid gold is “a raw and natural product that hasn’t been blended, treated or processed in any way,” adds Sexton, which offers more nutritional value than its store-bought counterpart. While the hives shouldn’t be disturbed more than necessary, making it difficult for an up close and personal visit, we recommend getting your hands on that honey, stat.

Chef John Sexton gets up close and personal with the honey bees at turnberry isle; the Brown Sugar Honey Cake includes honey sourced from the property’s bees; the look and taste of turnberry gold Honey is incomparable to the commercially processed variety.



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CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS hone your craft at the Fashion Institute of Miami Dade college. After redesigning your friends’ duds 24/7— because wouldn’t it look better with a cuff here or collar there?—perhaps it’s time to accept the fact you’ve missed your calling. rather than wasting your time and talent, grab your sewing kit and dress forms and head to the Fashion institute of Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing & Professional Development. Centrally located at the College’s north Campus, the 12-course, 36-week, non-credit program was created by celebrated local fashion designer rucht D’Oleo— who also serves as an instructor—and promises to get aspiring designers proficient in patternmaking, sewing, draping and more. Classes are conveniently held on nights and weekends, making it easier for busy professionals to finally follow their dream. For more information on the program, visit

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SIA’S SECRETS: ■ SIA is the first scotch to be funded through Kickstarter. ■ The brand was awarded a Double Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and has received a 91 rating from Wine Enthusiast. ■ The spirit is named after the Scottish Gaelic word for the number six, Luna-Ostaseski’s favorite number.


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MiaMi Native CariN LuNa-Ostaseski briNgs her award-wiNNiNg sCOtCh hOMe tO sOuth FLOrida. After spending 17 years behind a desk, Carin Luna-Ostaseski was ready for a change. She’d always had a love for whisky, and appreciated the variety and nuances in each bottle, not to mention the hard work and dedication of the whisky makers barreling product for future generations that they may never have the chance to taste themselves. “Soon I began experimenting for my friends and family, blending different single malt whiskies in my kitchen,” she recollects. “I was like a chef, and time after time, there was one blend in particular that everyone really loved.” And just like that, a star was born. A blend of Speyside, Highlands and Islay malts, SIA appeals to a contemporary palate. With a high malt content and notes of vanilla, caramel and citrus, this is definitely not your grandfather’s scotch. “But don’t call it a ‘women’s scotch,’” says Luna-Ostaseski. “I’m fighting tooth and nail against that stereotype. It’s a whisky for people who love whisky.” And by the number of local lounges already carrying the brand—Ball and Chain and the Regent Cocktail Club among them—that’s quite a few people. And whether you’re drinking it neat—as Luna-Ostaseski prefers—or mixed into a craft cocktail, one thing’s for sure: you’ll want another. For more on SIA, visit 78

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BOOTS, BE GONE! Safely store your boots through the summer with the Boot Butler. Admit it: once temperatures hit the 80s, all those fall/winter boots that you paid a pretty penny for get shoved to the back of your closet. Nine months later, you pull them out of hibernation looking worn and raggedy and wonder what could have happened. Call it a case for the Boot Butler, a boot hangar support system that helps retain the shape of your boots, prevents those annoying creases and saves precious closet space—a total win-win-win. The hangar system utilizes the depth of your closet to accommodate the longest dimension of your boot, while the modular boot ladders allows you to suspend them efficiently for great visibility and easy access. All that extra space means only one thing: room for more shoes. For information and purchase locations, visit 80

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LargeScale thAt’s whAt you’ll find in the 2015 lincoln nAvigAtor. By Steve Siler Luxury automobiles are more than just cushy seats with wheels. They can also be defined by their abilities, power, space and sense of occasion. And if any kind of luxury automobile fits all these bills at once, it is the luxury SUV. As one of the original lux-u-vees, the Lincoln Navigator is as much a household name as the Cadillac Escalade and the Land Rover Range Rover. And there’s no mystery about what it stands for: pure luxury in large-print form. The experience starts as you approach it. The Navigator’s nose was freshened for 2015, blessing it with a new twin-port grille treatment with horizontal and new headlamps with LED running lamps that give it a unique “light signature” recognizable from a block away. In back, a new tailgate boasts a single band of LEDs that help accentuate its width. It’s a mild but effective update that should keep the vehicle looking great for years. 82

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The central electronic instrument cluster has been refreshed from last year with chrome-ringed knobs, making the new technology features easy to access and use.

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In top-shelf “Reserve” trim, as our tester arrived, the Navigator certainly brings the spoils. Cupping one’s bum is several hides’ worth of buttery leather, the same sublime material that covers most top-stitched dash and door panels, interrupted only by a few artfully placed panels of polished wood. As part of the refresh, a new, fully electronic instrument cluster and chrome-ringed knobs replace last year’s rather dated interface and make the Navigator’s many new technology features easy to access and use. And of course, the Navigator offers plenty of space, with seating for up to eight adults. For a more luxurious arrangement, a seven-passenger arrangement brings second-row captain’s chairs and an easy pass-through to the third-row seats, which are nearly as comfortable as the rest, thanks to its low floor and vast legroom. Indeed, even in luxury SUVs, the back row is a space often treated as an afterthought, but the Navigator’s may be the best in the business. But the best place in the house may be the driver’s seat. It is there that one sits in full command of the Lincoln’s prodigiously powerful turbocharged V-6. Now, if you’re thinking that a V-6 sounds like it has two cylinders too few to power a truck this large, we’ll point out that the twin turbos help it outmuscle many a V-8, and after spending the week with it, we can attest that not only is the 2015 model the quickest Navigator in history, it is also the quietest and, for those of you with boats and horses, can also tow the most: up to 9,000 pounds. All that and better fuel economy, too. It’s a win-win-win situation. With space, style and a satisfying driving experience, the Navigator offers high level of luxury, no matter how you define it. Oh yeah, and it has cushy seats, too.

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BAD-TO-THE-BONE BAUBLES: rebels with an affinity for bling, lend me your ears: Rock ‘n’ roll luxury brand Chrome Hearts recently opened shop in the de rigueur Design District. Celebrities such as Cher, elton John and Steven Tyler can’t get enough of this rocker-chic collection of sunglasses, jewelry, cashmere sweaters and moto jackets. And neither will you. Available at Chrome Hearts, 4025 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami.

Exotic bucket bags, fringed one-pieces, eye-catching prints, edgy jewels—they’re all in the mix this May. Also on deck? New beauty innovations and scent-sational perfumes. Spruce up your wardrobe and beauty arsenal with these luxe goods.


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CRUSH-WORTHY COLOR: Make a standout statement with this coral Chanel clutch. Splurge on something citrusy this spring. Available at The Webster, Bal Harbour Shops.

SNAKE CHARMER: The search for the most perfect bucket bag is over, thanks to designer Khirma Eliazov. Simply said, this python-skin sack in electric blue and crisp white is sssss-stunning. Available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores.



FAB IN ZIGZAG: This eye-popping Missoni romper and headband have “Instagram hit” written all over it. No one gets prismatic knitwear like this Italian label—absolutely no one. Available at Intermix stores and

BOND GIRL: as of late, strangers often ask me, “you smell so good; what perfume is that?” Well, the answer is Bond No. 9 New York’s newest scent, Park avenue South. The top notes? Green apple, flowers, peach, jasmine, musk and dry amber. Spritz some on now and thank me later. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom stores.


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Mark Wahlberg may be a tough guy on screen, but in real life, he’s a selfdescribed “emotional wreck.” And even though he’s been rapping, performing onstage and acting in movies for more than 20 years, it wasn’t a turn as porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights or years as the executive producer of the HBO series Entourage (which was loosely based on his experiences in Hollywood) that did it to him. Or the pressure of starring as a foul-mouthed Massachusetts State Police detective in Martin Scorsese’s thriller The Departed, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and an NSFC Best Supporting Actor award.

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wIth the tools that wIll make them good people. It’s actually becoming a father that turned the former Marky Mark from the Funky Bunch-boy-band-cumunderwear-model-cum-big-screen-tough-guy into a teary mess. Wahlberg, who has been married to Rhea Durham since 2009 and has been in a relationship with her since 2001, has four children. Their entrance into his life has had a profound effect in every aspect of it. As he told Redbook of his earlier years, “I wasn’t exactly the man I am today. Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.” And as Wahlberg told People magazine, life is now pretty much a continuous state of organized chaos. Ella, 10, Michael, 8, Brendan, 5, and Grace, 4, keep Mom and Dad on their toes. “It’s not easy,” Wahlberg told the weekly. “But it’s how we always pictured things.” After his own troubled upbringing in South Boston, the devout Catholic is determined to raise down-to-earth children as a Hollywood power player. In a 2011 interview with USA Weekend, Wahlberg stated that he had taken his children to visit his old Dorchester neighborhood: “I want them to know that not everyone is as fortunate and how important it is to work hard and give back.” Of the many lessons learned, keeping the kids humble is top priority. “I want to give them all the things I never had but make sure they understand it’s not normal and that it takes hard work to get what you want,” says the actor. “You have to provide them with the tools that will make them good people.” Having an even split with two boys and two girls in the household, Wahlberg is faced with challenges on both sides. “I’m dreading the teenage years with my daughters; it’s not going to be easy for them to go on a date,” he says with a laugh. “I don’t let my girls go out of the house.” When asked if he also wants his daughters to be tough, Wahlberg replied, “They are! They are very strong, smart and independent. Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter. Women don’t get the credit they deserve. I was at my daughter’s ballet class and I was on the phone making a business call and watching her on the monitor, and I realized how hard it is to work and be there for your kids. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.” As for his sons, he says, “My boys are obsessed with everything sports. The first thing out of their mouths in the morning when their eyes are barely open is, ‘Dad, did the Clippers win?’”


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They also ride dirt bikes and wrestle with their dad. In general, “I pray for patience,” he says. “But the kids test me.” Even before he became a father, Wahlberg established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs. He’s a prime example of someone who’s made plenty of mistakes and learned from them, and is putting his experience to good use.

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Meet five South Florida dads that are at the top of their game—as both businessmen and fathers— and setting examples for the next generation. By Jennifer Leslie Kramer

MICHAEL SCHWARTZ Chef and restaurateur; owner of The Genuine Hospitality Group Miami Beach Dad to Ella, 18; Lulu, 15; Harry, 12

“Now that the kids are older, we’ve been enjoying watching them come into their own—as individuals with their own interests and people you can hang out with and have a conversation. Realizing that has brought on a whole new era in parenting.”


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HONORING THEIR DIFFERENCES “All the kids are really creative, and as parents, we’re proud that we’ve nurtured that spark. And yet, we’ve also recognized their differences. We don’t put them in the same box and expect the same things from each of them. I owe it mostly to my wife, who has really identified the differences in each of them and their personalities, and pinpointed what they each need to succeed.”

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“We’ve learned that if we push too hard, they just tune it out. We’ve found the most success in a more subtle approach, by laying down little hints here and there. There are opportunities to hammer something home, but it’s about picking your battles and finding the right time.”

“I missed enough of my kids growing up when I was starting my career. It became time for me to make the decision that family is most important. It took some recalibrating. But I’ve gotten much better about it, and now we have dinner as a family three or four times a week—that’s become a priority.”

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DIRK DESOUZA Market consultant; hospitality publicist South Beach Dad to Gia, 2 months


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“When people have a new baby, they say your heart lives outside your body and your whole perspective on life changes. But I think the main way she has changed our life is deeply functional. The gear and preparation and life safety items required to simply bring her to a park or restaurant is out of control—it’s like going to Burning Man.”





“We want her to be highly socialized. From the moment we got home from the hospital, we started having groups of two to three friends over every day. People would show up with bottles of Cristal. But even around the birth of a baby, we were enjoying our time, and now we make it a habit to take her wherever we go.”

“Becoming a dad any moment before I did would have completely ruined my social life in Miami. But really, I was already 45, and even in Miami, you have to grow up at some point. My dad died at 76, so I thought about how old I would be when I pass away. We did some reverse engineering and it really shed some light on the matter.”

“Nothing makes me sadder than seeing people get married or have kids too young and being robbed of the experience of traveling and experiencing different cultures around the world. We’ve discovered that there are a number of countries—Iceland, Sweden, Germany, Brazil, just to name a few—that offer free admission to their universities with an American passport. We want Gia to live in another culture, meet people from all over the world, learn a new language and have that worldview that is so lacking today.”

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CARLOS BAEZ Photographer Palmetto Bay Dad to Carson, 9; Cameron, 7

“When my dad came to this country from Cuba, all he did was work. I always vowed that I would be different. I’ve noticed as the boys have gotten older they need more time. And at the end of the day, when my life is over, none of what I did in my career will matter. The only thing that will count is the love I have for my children.”


“Parents have to be diligent about the challenges of social media. Because they are so tuned into the golfing community, we’ve allowed the boys to have their own Instagram account, @thebaezboys, where they share their experiences and accomplishments at golf tournaments—win or lose, and that’s an important point for us. We approve everything they post, but we’re not helicopter parents; we want them to experience it all on their own.”


“Getting married at 38 and having my first son at 40 was a totally different experience than having kids younger, or so I would imagine. I’m going through the transitions of life with them—turning 50 and still having young boys—and it enriches my life in every way possible. At this stage, things are black and white. I know what’s important.”



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“When Carson chose golf, he really committed. He saw a golf tournament and at five years old he decided that’s what he wanted to do. He just keeps plugging away and putting the work in, and now both boys really enjoy it. He’s shown me true passion and desire with no compromise.”

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VP and creative director, Shiraz Events; food blogger at Miami Dad to Rachel, 4 “I’ve been surprised to learn just how smart kids are. We always say that, but I really see it in Rachel. She is very intuitive and incredibly sensitive—she feels anything I am going through, which is incredible. But it’s important to remember that and be aware of your mood, because they are deeply affected by it.”


“I love spending time with Rachel—teaching her, exposing her to art, culture and diversity. As three parents—myself and her two moms—it’s all about showering her with love and respecting her for who she is. We want her to feel comfortable in her own skin. Our environment has always been very supportive and encouraging.”


“For me, I knew my life wouldn’t be complete unless I became a father, and it was truly a journey to make it happen. Being a parent is one of the most sacred things to me and I take it as such a privilege, and becoming a dad later in life made all of this even clearer. With age comes experience and wisdom and you learn not to take a single thing for granted.”


“Rachel inspires me to become a better person. She encourages me to slow down and enjoy our time together. She’ll actualy tell me to eat slower. It’s laughable, but I learn to appreciate every bite, literally and figuratively. We need to learn how to appreciate each other and all the people in our life. Sometimes we lose sight of that, but it’s those people who make your life worth living.” 104

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General contractor, developer, restaurateur and owner of Joe’s Old School Pizza Cooper City Dad to Ava Jane, 2 “The morning is our special time. She’s an early riser like me, so that’s our quality time together. We watch King Kong or Mighty Joe Young. We climb around on the floor together. And even when I have to leave for work, we’re in constant contact. When she was tiny, she would come to construction sites, and now she comes to the pizzeria. She has been treated like an adult since she was little. She is involved in everything we do.”


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“Social media and the Internet can be the greatest learning tools in the world, but I worry about the unscrupulous people online—you never know who is on the other side of the computer. Plus, I want her to be outside and enjoy activities like soccer and gymnastics. As a parent, it’s important that I’m not contributing to that generation of children that don’t know how to communicate and interact with each other in person.”


“I was waiting for the right time to become a dad. I would’ve been a crappy father when I was younger. When you’re young you don’t know about the world, but you think you do—and that’s even worse. I may be senile by the time she’s 18, but I know so much more now than I did then, which allows me to be a better provider and educator.”


“I don’t want to her to grow up with the stereotypes that my generation did. I want her to be unbiased and love everyone equally without judgment. She’s already very empathetic. When she plays soccer, she cheers for everyone, no matter what team they’re on.”


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ometimes the thought of sitting down and looking at our money—where it is, how much of it there is, and what it’s doing, if anything—is so daunting that it’s easier to just avoid the issue all together. And naturally, that course of non-action leads to, well, nowhere. no stress over the realization that we aren’t saving enough, that the credit card balances are too high, that we’re older than we had planned to be without sufficient retirement cushion. it also means there’s no chance to tap into potential new investments, accounts with higher interest rates and a more comfortable financial future. so bite the bullet. You got through tax time, so sit down and get through this, too. We asked merrill Lynch Wealth management financial advisors michael Brener and myron stayman for advice that might just nudge you into action once you discover that your inertia isn’t the cure for what financially ails you. And even if you’ve been on top of your situation, there’s no such thing as too much knowledge when it comes to your money.

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“It’s important to stick to your plan, no matter how long the road may look initially.” What are important things to look at when you try to figure out where to cut expenses and how to save more without becoming overwhelmed? “The first thing we do is determine the client’s income needs and review the client’s investment portfolio. We use a proprietary tool that allows us to simulate hundreds of potential future outcomes and determine the probability of an existing portfolio to meet those needs. When it seems unlikely, then we start analyzing both the portfolio and the client’s expenses, differentiating between essential and discretionary expenses, and determine which one could use some adjustments so that the client can have his or her money last them their lifetime.” With savings account interest rates in the basement, what are some good new options for those looking to get a decent return on their money? “This comes down to acceptance of risk. For the very risk-averse, there are no options. All forms of short-term investments provide nearly 0 percent return on your money. Yet, there is some risk that can be undertaken that can offer some additional return. I mention ‘some’ risk because the investments have no guarantees, but their volatility is very minimal. Every investment carries some risk; the key is to understand the risk and decide if one is willing to accept it. There are areas in the fixed-income markets that could offer some degree of return as well as high-quality dividend paying stocks for those willing to accept some level of risk and that have a long-term investment time horizon.” How do online banks compare with brick-and-mortar institutions as far as savings, retirement funds, etc.? “Online banks offer great convenience, yet most brick-and-mortar banks today offer online services as well. When referring to investments, the online investment banks offer tools for those who are able to make their own investment choices and have the time to do so. The disadvantage of the do-it-yourself online is the lack of personal connection. When we provide advice, it is specific to the investor. Not everyone has the same risk tolerance. It is critical to understand the client’s tolerance for risk so as not to expose him or her to a degree of risk that will not allow him or her sleep well at night and eventually make the wrong decision at precisely wrong time. An online questionnaire will not determine the right tolerance. Only human interaction and conversation can do that.”


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tell us anything we should know about, follow, read or check into that perhaps we wouldn’t otherwise because we get complacent. “The economy and investments are moving targets, and trends don’t last forever. It’s always important to keep a balance in one’s portfolio so that the risk that one is exposed to doesn’t increase over time, for lack of rebalancing. When something performs very well, you expect it to do so forever, and it can become a too large a part of one’s portfolio. If and when that trend reverses, then the overall impact is very large. Investors must avoid complacency by reviewing and rebalancing their portfolios to match their original goals and risk tolerance.”


Nearly everyone experiences financial peaks and valleys, even those who have been responsible and even diligent about building a nest egg for the future. If you’re coming off of a tough time and just starting to get back to where you’re ready to begin rebuilding your personal wealth—which may seem to be a daunting task when you’re starting out from a position of weakness, and no doubt will not happen as quickly as you probably would like it to—the key is to stay cool, map out a plan, and have patience as part of the means to reach your goal. To start, says John Lacy, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch in Palm Beach, identify and quantify realistic goals. When it comes to investing, know that volatility in value will inevitably occur with even the highest quality of investments. He recommends reinvesting dividends. “That takes the emotional decision-making process away from the investor and forces him to purchase incremental amounts of an investment when prices are declining and the headlines regarding the economy seem dire,” Lacy explains. Another way to enhance investment income is by diversifying, not just across stocks but across asset classes. Forbes cited as an example a group of Japanese investors who tried to rebuild wealth by investing in stocks even as those stocks plunged from their all-time highs; the investors did suffer severe losses, but the losses were offset because they had also invested part of their portfolio in bonds. Finance guru and best-selling author Suze Orman, who divides her time between Fort Lauderdale, New York and San Francisco, counsels that it’s imperative to “be involved” with your money rather than just entrusting it to financial advisers. But with the interest rate offered on money markets at a national average of less than 1 percent, it’s difficult to know how to maximize the return on whatever money you’re able to sock away. “Whatever you do, make sure your money is in an account that is insured by the FDIC,” Orman says. She highly recommends a visit to the website, which contains listings of interest rates on CDs, savings accounts, etc., with some as high as 4 percent. Finally, Lacy says it’s important to stick to your plan, no matter how long the road may look initially. “Start small, but remain committed,” he says. “Confidence is restored through small victories you realistically achieve."

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the world Set high above the turquoise ocean, this Fort Lauderdale penthouse boasts cruise ship-like views. By Linda Marx Photography by Robert Brantley Interior design by Geoffrey Bradfield

The owner of this oceanfront Fort Lauderdale penthouse apartment spends most of his time in the living room indulging his passion for music. The sofa upholstery is Romo woven silk. The club chair fabric is JAB; the fabric on the accent chairs is by Nobilis. The coffee table with a tooled leather top has a bronze gallery by John Boone.

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hen international designer geoffrey Bradfield and his associate roric tobin were commissioned to create the interiors of this 3,000-square-foot beachfront penthouse in fort lauderdale, they were instantly inspired by the sweeping water views. “the sun-drenched light and serene, calming colors are so like the indian ocean where i grew up,” says Bradfield, who was raised on south africa’s eastern Cape, on a family farm built atop a promontory overlooking that expanse of water. “i immediately envisioned a beautiful garçonnière by the sea.” Bradfield, who is based in new york and Palm Beach, had worked for this client before, designing the interiors of the french gentleman’s earlier home in Princeton, nJ; it was an estate with sweeping grounds and a decidedly french point of view. “My client is now semi-retired and divides his time between his main residence in Paris and this penthouse pied-à-terre in fort lauderdale,” says Bradfield. “he is passionate about sailing and has his yacht moored in the vicinity.” the client enters this bachelor apartment via an octagonal foyer with a marble floor and four faceted mirror corners showcasing art Moderne sconces in nickeled bronze with white bent panel glass. the north wall is


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Left to right: In the living room, the contemporary canvases were painted by French artist andre Masson. The dark walnut bookcases hold the owner’s collections and a wide variety of books. The Charles Le Quintrec oil with mirrors on either side introduces color into the scheme. at right, the desk is made of ostrich leather and steel, and is part of the american 1940s collection from John Salibello antiques in New york. The desk chair is Charles Eames.

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“What makes the residence so enormously appealing is its very simplicity—the emphasis on comfort and the joyous focus on nature and art.” — Geoffrey Bradfield


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dominated by an oil on canvas by French artist and poet/ literary critic Charles Le Quintrec. “The painting appears to suggest an aerial view, and introduces the first accent of color into the interior,” says Bradfield. Reflected in the mirror facets is the first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean, which draws the eye toward the open-plan living room. Bradfield knows that his client spends a great deal of time in that room enjoying the ocean views, entertaining friends and listening to music, his passion. “The additional rooms perform a secondary role, used mainly for guests,” says the designer of his client’s routine. The signature lush, hand-carved carpet, custom designed by Bradfield and executed by Stark Carpet, sets the tone for the entire living room. Together with the magnitude of the ocean in the background, the space, with its elegant furnishings and wall of custom cabinetry in dark walnut which houses the client’s collections and library, is a perfect respite. Adding emphasis to the rich tone of the wood, a pair of Empire armchairs in mahogany with gilt-wood moldings flank the sofa. Quilted throw pillows in burnt orange and cerulean silk add vibrant color to the otherwise neutral foil. “For me, modern design is the most intriguing, but I am not interested in the ‘icy cold’ variety,” explains Bradfield. “I attempt to achieve a more rooted, tactile brand of modernism, embracing comfort, form and function.” Since art is invariably the centerpiece of Bradfield’s interior design—he has a penchant for museums and began collecting at age 22—he was able to work that magic in the living room. He has orchestrated the apartment’s clean lines, creating the perfect showcase for a

The master bedroom offers another prime ocean view and is a sanctuary for tranquility, punctuated by the bright yellow Sunflower Woman by Edwina Sandys. The embroidered silk fabric for the bedspread and pillows is Fabricut. The matching club chair, ottoman and bench are Bergamo ribbed silk; the marbled silk pillow offers timeless elegance from Zimmer + Rohde.

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the custom full-height headboard is ivory leather. the bedside lamp is 1940s Murano; the side tables are from the same period. romo woven silk wall upholstery is repeated from the living room.


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The master bathroom shines with custom marble hardware from Sherle Wagner. The custom Verre Eglomise mirror is by Miriam Ellner, a designer who specializes in the technique of gilding precious metals on the reverse side of glass, etching in a design. right: The pair of classic Greek vessels are from Newel art Galleries in New york.

pair of contemporary canvases and various vignettes of sculpture. The placement of the client’s bronzes from Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, Hungarian avant-garde sculptor Joseph Csaky and French artist Andre Gilbert exemplify his ability to create visual drama. Here, with broad brushstrokes, the owner can see the designer’s humorous and eclectic allusion to the history of Modern Art, juxtaposing antiquities and works that span two centuries. The owner approaches his sumptuous bedroom through a sophisticated ribbon of framed mirror. Like the living room, the walls are upholstered in raw silk, enveloping him in an acoustic serenity. A study in contrasts, the room endorses the quest for comfort, informality and lightheartedness. “It is my goal to integrate a sense of visual wit,” says Bradfield. Introducing the grandeur of the ocean is the giant yellow Sunflower Woman by Edwina Sandys, a multimedia sculptor and painter, and the granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill. This bright, painted aluminum piece perfectly satisfies both the artist’s and the designer’s senses of whimsy. “The room immediately comes to life,” says Bradfield. A pair of mirrored niches featuring classic Greek vessels flanks a corridor approach to the marble and clean-lined master bathroom through expansive dressing rooms and reflect the amazing view. Like the rolling sea outside, each room in this splendid penthouse apartment is fluid and graceful, expertly rendered by a skilled practitioner of modern style and design. “What makes the residence so enormously appealing is its very simplicity— the emphasis on comfort and the joyous focus on nature and art,” says Bradfield. When the owner saw his finished residence for the first time, he was simply delighted.


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Top: Club Med Punta Cana has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to launch a new concept in experiential travel, which will allow guests to learn a variety of acrobatic feats from the pros.

If you have ever wanted to run away and join the circus, Club Med Punta Cana can make your dream come true. And the best part is, it includes all the fun and excitement you’d ever want without the bizarre factor we commonly assotciate with the circus. Yes, the Club Med of 2015 is a completely different concept from the images that the brand’s name once conjured in our minds 40, 30, or even 20 years ago. Actually, the all-inclusive, beachside brand was conceived more than 60 years ago, back when sun, sand and surf were about all we required to remain entertained. Nowadays—and for South Floridians in particular—there has to be more. Much more. After all, we’ve got sun and sand year-round, usually less than 20 minutes in any direction from our front doors. Enter Cirque du Soleil, the world-renowned circus arts entertainment company. You see their shows when they come to town several times a year, but until now, you haven’t been able to make them a component of your vacation. That’s because Cirque has partnered with Club Med to launch a new and definitely unique concept in experiential travel with Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil. The CREACTIVE concept will debut at Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic this June, and instead of just watching, you, as a guest of the resort, will be able to actually learn the exciting acrobatic disciplines showcased in the company’s famous productions. We’re talking high bungee, flying trapeze, aerial silk, tightrope and trampoline, juggling, percussion, dance and mask painting, among other adventures—all under the auspices of a Cirque du Soleiltrained staff. May 2015


top: the deluxe guestrooms include separate seating areas. above: zen Oasis, the property’s upcoming adults-only section set to open this December, features enormous soaking tubs, a palapa for yoga lessons and a wellness bar.


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“This partnership is a natural progression stemming from the success and uniqueness of Club Med having provided circus instruction for over 25 years,” explains Cirque du Soleil president and CEO Daniel Lamarre, while Club Med chairman and CEO Henri Giscard d’Estaing adds, “This new concept will leverage, for the benefit of Club Med guests, the expertise and knowledge of Cirque du Soleil, who are unrivaled innovators in the realm of circus artistry. It will also capitalize on the heritage and talent of Club Med in creating extraordinary memories in beautiful vacation destinations.” So that’s one way to spend your vacation at Club Med Punta Cana. But say you view the DR as a place to take in natural beauty—the modern version of the aforementioned sun, sand and surf—in peace rather than flying through the air. If that scenario is what appeals to you, the property’s new Zen Oasis area has been designed with you in mind and is reserved for adult guests only. And they know what grown-ups like; to wit: brand-new deluxe guest rooms with spa-like bathrooms boasting rainfall showers, enormous soaking tubs, chromatherapy lighting and L’Occitane toiletries, and wellness amenities such as yoga mats and plush outdoor daybeds on private terraces or gardens for lounging. Scheduled to open this December, the Zen Oasis will also offer up a calm Zen pool with in-water lounge chairs, a lap pool, a secluded beach, a breezy palapa for yoga lessons and a wellness bar serving healthy smoothies, teas and light bites—and of course, cocktails, because you are

Club med punta Cana is a dreamy spot for anyone who Can appreCiate a gorgeous beaChfront setting and a ridiCulously long list of aCtivity ChoiCes, from tennis to arChery to watersports.

Even the property’s restaurants boast beautiful ocean views. above: The spa at Club Med Punta Cana is the only L’Occitane-branded spa in the Caribbean.


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on vacation and this is still Club Med. (Note: If your company takes the staff away for corporate meetings, let them know about Zen Oasis—its scenic meeting rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with garden and Caribbean Sea views, a true test of any executive’s will to concentrate and focus on the tasks at hand, to be sure. There are group rates and packages with comprehensive all-inclusive pricing and a mini-buyout program to take over the entire Zen Oasis area.) In general, Club Med Punta Cana is a dreamy spot for anyone who can appreciate a gorgeous beachfront setting and a ridiculously long list of activity choices, from tennis to archery to watersports. The spa experience is not to be missed, either; it’s the first and only L’Occitane-branded spa in the Caribbean. There are three restaurants, so no matter what your dining predilection, you’re covered, and three bars dispensing top shelf drinks. A comprehensive gym renovation and expansion will provide guests with new state-of-the-art equipment and an innovative fitness concept derived from the latest exercise trends. With a range of land and water activities and choices for vacationers to personalize their vacation, Club Med continues to spread “happiness” around the world—a philosophy that’s been in the brand’s DNA for more than 65 years.

Top: Looking for some old-fashioned r&r? there’s no shortage of white sand beaches waiting for you at Club Med..

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Sketchbook Express by Autodesk Inc. for iPad created this app to help aspiring fashion designers connect with information and products they can use to start a clothing line or become a freelance fashion designer. Features include Start It: How to Start Your Own Clothing Line; Design It: How to Design Your Own Clothing Line; Make It: How to Get Your Clothing Line or Samples Made; a special, mobile-only discount code; a link to the site’s fashion design software, Digital Fashion Pro; and more. You can watch videos showing designs being created, post your own fashion designs to their wall and track orders, and the app updates itself automatically so you don’t have to concern yourself with staying current.

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Favorite guilty pleasure?

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JUST CALL HER QUEEN Michelle Bernstein is everyone’s favorite hoMetown hero, and we can’t get enough of what she’s cooking up next.

Favorite South Florida dish?

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By Jennifer Leslie Kramer If you’ve been in Miami for any length of time, a simple reference to “Michelle” conjures images of crispy fried chicken, ham and blue cheese croquetas and blistered squash blossoms—favorites from the empire of eateries she has created. Her restaurants, from Michy’s and Sra. Martinez to Crumb on Parchment and Seagrape, have been lauded by locals in the know and industry bibles like Food & Wine and Gourmet. But Bernstein wasn’t always convinced she would be a chef. “There was no big ‘aha’ moment,” she says. “It wasn’t until years later, in the thick of it at Azul, did I realize this was my career. I still sometimes scratch my head and wonder how it all worked out.” Since opening Michy’s nine years ago, Bernstein is the first to admit how drastically the South Florida dining scene has changed. “What we used to consider casual can now be fine dining; there’s literally been a 180-degree shift,” she says. Because of that, along with the need for something new and a constant urge to never stop 158 AventurA MAgAzine

creating, Bernstein and her husband-cum-business partner, David Martinez, shuttered Michy’s at the end of last summer to prepare for a complete overhaul. “The time was right; we had been thinking about it for years,” she admits. “Once it closed, we took a step back. We weren’t sure what we would do or what exactly we wanted from the space. But it gave us some breathing room to pursue other projects.” Such projects include her new Saturday morning program, SoFlo TASTE, a menu at MIA’s new Centurion Lounge set to open this summer and a partnership with Memorial Cancer Institute to create a collection of healthy meals for oncology patients receiving chemotherapy treatments at the hospital. Michy’s, 6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.759.2001;; Seagrape, in the Thompson Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.605.4043;

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Walking into Klima, Miami Beach’s latest culinary concept highlighting Spain and its nearby Western Med neighbors, is a bit surprising. The mammoth space includes a sizeable bar and lounge area, a spacious dining room with a covered veranda, and an upstairs space that will soon transform into a private lounge. And yet, once you’re settled in to the cozy space—amongst the wooden bookcases, colorful rugs and modern art—you’ll suddenly feel as though you’re dining at your best friend’s house, where the chef just happens to have a serious pedigree. Begin by tucking into dishes like Iberico Ham with Pata Negra bread and fresh tomatoes and the traditional Salmorejo, a cold tomato bread soup known throughout the Andalusian region. And don’t miss the Pork Ribs with fingerling potatoes and roasted-‘til-sweet garlic and shallots, or the Veal-Stuffed Cannelloni. You may have to go back a few times to try everything you want, but it’s worth it.


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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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Corsair — 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura. The latest gem by Scott Conant (of Scarpetta fame) has just opened and serves three meals a day. The menu highlights seasonal farmhouse cooking from the Americas and the Medierranean. Picturesque views of the property’s golf course and recently revamped cascading waterfall are an added bonus. Eating HousE — 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.6524; 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. EL’Eat — 3207 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 786.440.7104; North Miami Beach’s latest addition to “Restaurant Row” boasts vintage interiors and decor— think crystal chandeliers and a marble bar—and a parade of plates that live up to their surroundings. Come for the salmon tagine; stay for the forty-plus international craft beers. FisH FisH — 13488 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.732.3124; Chef Oscar Quezada from Mexico serves up wild caught, sustainable fish, clams, oysters, crab and Maine lobsters cooked any way you like, plus there’s a raw bar and happy hour. FranKEY’s sPorts Bar — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 900 Silks Run, Ste. 1720, Hallandale Beach, 954.464.2333; frankeysbar. com. Offering a new take on the traditional sport bar, Frankey’s serves dishes like Angus beef burgers, steaks, nachos, tacos, seafood, pasta and more. Diners can also wager on the Gulfstream horse races right from the bar. giLi’s BEaCH CLuB — 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.692.5777; Delights on the menu here include a variety of caviars, salads with everything from scallops to tropical fruits and marshmallow sauce, South African lobster tail with drawn butter, and sweets, plus lots of wine and champagne by the bottle or the glass, specialty cocktails and full bottle service. HavEn gastroPuB — 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.987.8885; havenlounge. com. Famous for its libations, including a vast selection of wine and beers, this little eatery 162

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TED’S AT YOUNGARTS Dinner and a show may not be a novel concept, but when the National YoungArts Foundation and Starr Restaurants Catering Group team up to make it happen, it becomes something else entirely. On the 7th floor of Miami’s iconic Bacardi building, the dual culinary and cultural destination sits just outside the burgeoning Arts & Entertainment District and is designed by Frank Gehry, who also happens to be YoungArts’ artistic advisor. Besides the variety of visual and performing arts acts diners witness during their meal, which run the gamut from pop, classical and jazz music to dance, spoken word and more, all performed by talented YoungArts’ alums, the space also offers panoramic city views and immersive 360-degree HD video projection, which bathes the walls and ceiling in an ever-changing combination of photos, video and art work. And then there’s the food: a creamy burrata with bright heirloom tomatoes and anchovy croutons, seriously spicy shrimp bao buns and lamb kofta with light-as-air spaghetti squash. Encore, indeed. 2100 BiSCAYne BLvD., 7tH FLOOr, MiAMi, 786.618.3210; YOungArtS.Org/teDS.

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WILD SEA OYSTER BAR & GRILLE If you haven’t heard of this gem of a resto located in the historic Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Blvd., consider yourself out of the loop. Wild Sea recently celebrated its two-year anniversary, which means that’s how long you’ve been missing out—on the fresh catches plucked from our shores or flown in fresh daily for the raw bar, where a variety of oysters and common local catches like snapper sit alongside more unique options like monkfish; on the creative craft cocktail program,

which includes simply named sips like the refreshing Tequila Drink 12, a combination of grapefruit juice, lime, elderflower liquor and agave; on the inventive specials created by executive chef Toby Joseph, like cornmeal-crusted fried snapper collar with a Sriracha aioli and blistered tomatoes. Seafood aside, meat eaters are covered as well, with a center-cut beef tenderloin served with cauliflower mac n’ cheese—one of the most unique takes on the ubiquitous side that we’ve seen yet.

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is a local favorite and a draw for its light fare including crudos, skewers, innovative sliders (including lamburger, with lavender-coriander honey, apple-fennel slaw and ouzo mustard) and sweets like nitro ice cream with mix-ins. Houston’s — 17355 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305.947.2000; 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. MEAt MARKEt MIAMI BEACH — 1915 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.


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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.

South Beach restaurant, and it’s still always packed. Locals, tourists and celebrities alike come for the famed chopped salad, truffled lobster mac ‘n cheese, rum-baked sweet plantains and even the chopped salad. But beef is the star here, from an 8-oz. filet mignon to a 48-oz. Porterhouse, served with savory sauces and butters to drive up the crazy-good meter a notch.

PILAR — 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.937.2777; Brasserie comfort classics and fresh seafood take center stage at this modern American resto. Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy dishes like Mahi a la Plancha, Nanny’s Brisket and Linguine & Shrimp.

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.

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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, pork belly, red onion marmalade and truffle aioli.Open wide. 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. 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. 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. 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. 170

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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, panseared fish and artist-inspired cocktails, including including the Kenny Scharf: dry gin, Cointreau, blueberry jam, lemon juice, simple syrup, a splash of soda, thyme and blueberries. 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. 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. 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.

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; aventurachef. com. This newly renovated eatery serves authentic Chinese cuisine with dishes from the north and south regions of China, including Peking duck, Dim Sum, Mongolian beef, lettuce wraps and more.

Deli & Bagel bagel coVe RestauRant & deli — 19003 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.4029 A bustling bagel haven popular for breakfast, lunch and early dinner serving up specialties like challah French toast, smoked fish platters and matzoh ball soup, plus authentic New York bagels baked fresh daily. Mo’s bagel & deli — 2780 NE 187th St., Aventura; 305.936.8555. Known as Aventura‘s unoffiical meeting hot-spot, this New York Kosher-style bagel and deli joint boasts delicious hand-rolled bagels, delectable Israeli salad, stacked sandwiches, and a case full of fresh baked goodies to take with you. Private room for parties, and specialty catering also available.

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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. 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 — 3250 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 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.

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Italian 163 Ponte — 3933 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305.917.7225; This casual restaurant focuses on traditional Italian cuisine combined with modern techniques and flavors. Enjoy dishes like duck gnocchi, pork chop milanese or shrimp polenta on the waterfront terrace. And don’t miss the cocktail list, which includes five varities of mojitos and bellinis. 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.

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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. luCA bEllA — 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura; 305.792.2222. Mickey Maltese, former owner of Matteo’s, brings New York family-style dining to Aventura. Enjoy

classics like baked clams and chicken scarparello, or try new creations by Chef Hugo such as wild mushroom ravioli in porcini cream sauce or baked stuffed mussels Luciano. PRIME ITAlIAN — 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.695.8484; mylesrestaurantgroup. com. Just across the street from its sister resto and hipster scene Prime 112, this represents the elegant dining experience at its best, with pastas, seafood, and its famous softballsized Kobe meatballs stuffed with sausage and ricotta. Sinatra serenades patrons in the background and the martini list is as extensive as Old Blue Eyes’ appeal. TIMO RESTAuRANT & bAR — 17624 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.936.1008; 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,

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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. KaMPai JaPanese RestauRant — 3575 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305.931.6410. Known for the freshness of their sushi and pleasant, efficient service rather than the decor and ambience. Carryout available.

KHong RiVeR House — 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305.763.8147; khongriver. com. From the 50 Eggs group that brought the town Yardbird Southern Table and Swine, this comfortable haven amid the madness of South Beach serves up excellent Thai offerings, from curries to whole fish roasted in a banana leaf to Thai doughnuts, along with a host of creative gin-based cocktails and a full wine list. MiYaKo — 18090 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.931.0455. Best known for its allyou-can-eat quality sushi at a very reasonable price; an à la carte menu is also offered as are tempura and Chinese dishes. POC AmeriCAn FusiOn BuFFet & susHi — 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.529.0882; 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. 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.

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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. LUL GRILL CAFE — 18288 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.933.0199; lulcafe. com. Specializing in Middle Eastern dishes, and the Lul Mukpatzim, a stir-fry that can be prepared with Asian, Middle Eastern or Moroccan spices, or the house lul style, with garlic, basil and olive oil. PITA PLUS OF AVENTURA — 18833 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.935.0761. Falafels, stuff grape leaves and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/outdoor eatery.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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, kabobs, moussaka, and lamb chops.

ROSA MEXICANO — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.695.1005; rosamexicano. com. Whether you opt for Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs for brunch, mouth-watering Chicken Tortilla Pie for lunch, Mole Xico beef enchiladas for dinner, or over-the-top dessert, your tastebuds will be doing a Mexican hat dance.

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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 eye view of the city while digging into a seafood-centric menu, which includes dishes like Oyster Mushroom Risotto and Pork and Scallop Wontons. IKRA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 16850 Collins Ave., Ste. 106-A, Sunny Isles Beach; 305.974.0081; Seafood is the focus at this new Sunny Isles


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restaurant, which serves fusion food from around the globe and boasts neoclassical designs and plenty of event space. SEASpIcE — 422 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.440.4200; The menu at this seafood brasserie on the Miami River embraces the idea of comfort food while elevating it to new heights; think Octopus à la Plancha, Escargot Toast and pappardelle with braised short ribs and white truffle oil. SEvEN SEAS RESTAURANT & fISh MARKET — 5205 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.981.3571. Colorful Caribbean art and the aromas of Dominican and American seafood dishes fill this cozy Little Haiti fish joint. Dishes like seafood and rice soup, bacalao (salt cod) and whole fried snapper with tostones are easy on the wallet, but still delight taste buds. WILd SEA OySTER BAR & GRILLE — 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.0671; Organic and sustainable ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks, and of course, a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters plus Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche.

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

walnut bread, and Jose’s taco, containing caviar and Iberico ham. Cholo’s CeviChe Grill — 1127 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.947.3338; An intriguing blend of Spanish, Italian and Peruvian cuisines, including ceviches, tiraditos, stir fries, pastas and more. Try the chicha morada, deep purple corn “tea” spiked with cloves, cinnamon and sugar. el Gran inka — 3155 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.940.4910; 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. neW san TelMo arGenTinean sTeak house — 16850 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.957.0006. Steaks, chicken, veal and specialty dishes like blood sausage and sweetbreads served in the classic Argentine style. TeXas De BraZil — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 800 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.843.7600,

This authentic Brazilian churrascaria starts you off with a 50-item “salad” bar and continues with skewers of hand-carved beef, sausages and chicken that continue to be served until you say enough—a true experience in culinary overload.

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 pastry. What else goes better with a fresh cup of coffee? BerToni GelaTo Cafe — In Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.390.7261; No need to go chasing after the ice cream truck now that Bertoni Gelato has set up its carretino, or cart, at the Aventura Mall. Find it in front of the Burberry store. If you’re looking for something more substantial, their cafe is just outside the Disney store.

Caviar & More — 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura Mall, 305.936.8554; caviarmore. com. Delicious offerings such as caviars, smoked salmon, foie gras, truffles, cheeses and chocolates along with accoutrements such as butters, oils and vinegars. Stop by the kiosk in the Aventura Mall, have a snack and leave with some goodies. peek-a-Boo playGrounD & Café — 18821 NE 29th Ave., Aventura, 305.974.0189; An upscale Europeanstyle café where parents can relax with delicious specialties, while children play in an indoor playground with arts & crafts and Wii facility. 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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By Linda Marx All of the 171 residences being created at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa have 9-foot-plus ceilings and include ocean, Intracoastal and city views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Private swimming pools will highlight select terraces overlooking the ocean. Kitchens will be appointed with Italian cabinetry, stone countertops, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and integrated espresso/cappuccino makers. Master bathrooms will feature deep soaking tubs. And no, it’s not located in Miami Beach or restrained Downtown Miami. elegance is the main attraction at Auberge One of Fort Lauderdale’s most anticipated beachBeach residences & Spa, front condo projects, Auberge is being constructed along with serene ocean on the 4.6-acre site of the former Ireland’s Inn Beach views everywhere Resort, an iconic hotel where visitors and locals alike you look. loved to stay and play, thanks to a partnership between Related Group and Fortune International Group of Miami with Fairwinds Group, the third-generation owners of Ireland’s Inn. What will make the property stand out most prominently is the management team. Overseeing every aspect of living will be Auberge Resorts Collection, the Mill Valley, CA-based luxury hotel operator known for creating intimate and understated destinations on the West Coast of the US. “We 178

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have been trying to do something with Auberge and its managing partner, Mark Harmon, for a long time,” says Carlos Rosso, president of Related Group’s condo division. “We have wanted them on the East Coast, but they were hesitant because they felt they weren’t flamboyant enough for us.” Auberge Resorts & Hotels has indeed created a portfolio of stunning, yet under-the-radar properties, each with its own distinctive character and concern for sustainable living; among them are Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch in Oversized Napa Valley, CA; Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, terraces—some with Mexico; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, CO; and Malliouhana private pools—along with floor-to-ceiling glass Hotel & Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. windows, open floorplans Other than a stint with the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and an abundance of an environmentally sound, opulent resort/spa and natural materials bring home development property in Bluffton, SC, Auberge is the outside in. the East Coast’s new kid on the block. In addition to Fort Lauderdale, Auberge is also on board for a Miami development near Museum Park and another in New York. “Auberge is not flashy; they are consistently high-end, low-profile,” says Rosso. “They see Florida as an international market. They talk to us about Brazil and other places. We hope to continue working with them.” Units at Fort Lauderdale’s Auberge Beach Residences & Spa will range in price from $1.8 million to $8 million. Developers hope to break ground by September, with the first tower being completed in 22 months. Choices will range from one-bedroom units to penthouses with seven bedrooms. The 17-story north tower will have a curved facade of expansive cascading terraces and 56 larger residences. Already, buyers have been heading to the sales center from Fort Lauderdale and around Broward County, as well as from northeastern cities like Boston and New York and the Midwestern hub of Chicago. “This is the first real luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale, located at the best site,” says Rosso of the overwhelming interest in the project, which offers 500 feet of beachfront with water views, a pool and deck, lush gardens and a beautiful spa. Such promised amenities in this prime oceanfront location are in part why NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino became interested in living there.


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“This beautiful stretch of coastline’s serene and calm environs informed our design direction from palette to material choices.” — Will Meyer


ABOve: the property’s pools take advantage of the 500 feet of prime oceanfront property. inSet: Al fresco dining at Auberge’s open-style restaurant will offer ocean views and an outdoor bar and veranda.

The timing is perfect for the local star and his wife Claire to spread their wings. “We’ll become empty nesters as the last of our kids heads for college in the fall,” says Marino, who spent many years living in Weston and Parkland. “I’ve known Related Group head Jorge Perez for quite some time, and after learning of this project I was excited about the opportunity to live on Fort Lauderdale Beach.” The interiors of Auberge Beach Residences hold the promise of a life of quiet opulence and staggering beauty. Meyer Davis Studio in New York, a firm that has designed 1 Hotel South Beach, W Chicago Lakeshore Dr. and Paramount Hotel in Manhattan, will also handle this project, utilizing natural materials to highlight the unexpected. They believe that great design works on many levels, weaving together bold looks with striking details to create both immediate impact and lasting memory. Interiors ranging in size from 1,500 to 5,000 square feet will be a subtle sanctuary of refined taste that complements the natural setting. Open contemporary floorplans will feature continuous glass railings, which enclose oversized terraces, some with garden-inspired private pools. Auberge is also known for its fine cuisine, so the team at Meyer Davis is designing the living spaces around a spacious contemporary chef’s kitchen. The waterfront location of the property was a factor in every design decision. “This beautiful stretch of coastline’s serene and calm environs informed our design direction from palette to material choices,” says Will Meyer, a principal in the firm. “We’ll create a sense of place unique to the destination that takes cues from the graceful style of Auberge Resorts, whose properties are acclaimed for timelessness and intimate, understated elegance.” The architecture, by Nichols, Brosch, Wurst, Wolfe & Associates


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of Coral Gables, will be a departure from coastal contemporary and traditional designs. Two glazed structures with sleek, organic facades will strike a balance between natural form and restrained sophistication. With each residence capturing unblemished ocean views, the design promises to blur the boundaries between interior spaces and the outdoors through the use of tones and textures endemic to the seaside location. The project’s public areas will offer a sense of community in a design that is described as a casual and upscale “urban beach retreat.” Neutral tones and natural wood finishes promise a gallery-esque backdrop ideal for showcasing topnotch contemporary art, which will be installed throughout the property. The showstopper will be La Maternidad, a monumental bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero. “Original works of art will infuse the project with energy and sophistication,” says Jorge Perez, founder, chairman and CEO of Related Group and one of the world’s major collectors of Latin American art as well as a $40 million benefactor of the eponymous Perez Art Museum in Miami. “Botero is among the most renowned artists of his generation. The introduction of his La Maternidad to the property’s permanent collection signifies our commitment to introduce an unmatched luxury lifestyle and cultural experience to Fort Lauderdale.” Naturally, that lifestyle includes al fresco dining, and to that end, the property’s open-style restaurant will offer views of the ocean and an outdoor bar and veranda with seating. The spa will mirror the company’s outstanding West Coast properties offering natural beauty products and relaxation treatments inspired by the seaside locale. “Everything about Auberge involves the essence of things,” says Rosso. “They offer the best spas, the best service and the best food. We will convey it.”


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