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Contents fall fashion & style september 2015
98 FULL CIRCLE After three decades of acting and adventures, John Stamos is returning to the role that made him a household name.
102 STYLE COUNSEL A look at the hottest fall fashion trends and how to make them work in steamy South Florida.
106 MODERN, MINIMALIST & VERY MIAMI A spectacular Setai apartment utilizes natural light to emulate an Italian-style beach house.
120 SOUTHERN COMFORT It really is better in the Bahamas, especially when you can spend a few glorious days with your best girls at Kamalame Cay.
128 THE SPICE OF LIFE Variety—of textures, shapes, materials, and hues—is what the well-dressed woman knows this fall is all about.
141 SPECIAL SkI SECTION What you’ll want to know about hitting the slopes this season.
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fall fashion & style september 2015
50 Editor’s LEttEr 52 what’s trEnding 54 Editor’s Picks 65 aventurist jEwELry box 65 Everything’s coming up rose gold.
hot shEEt 66 Taste America returns to Miami; Fashionably Conscious is back for their benefit; and more.
LocaL coLor 70 Florida Yachts International.
Function & styLE 72 Bring the colors of the harvest into your home.
thE mix 74 A mobile boutique brings fashion to your front door; a new way to merge fashion and football; décor update tips; and more.
thE arts Seven intriguing exhibits you should go see right now.
book bag Fashion tomes every stylephile will want on his or her coffee table.
rocks stars Three classic cocktails with a modern twist.
sidE dish Nunzio Fuschillo of Bocce Ristorante.
dining guidE rEaL EstatE S2 developed O Residences with the buyer’s desires in mind.
sociaL studiEs twEEt indEx Social Media snippets that popped up this summer in Miami.
drivE timE 80 Steve Siler reviews the new Mercedes-Benz GL45O AMG and GLE63.
thE Last wordy 88 Maria Tettamanti welcomes fall with her favorites.
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Sizzling Yet another season has whizzed past at the speed of light, and here we are talking fall. Fall fashion, specifically, and every year as the South Florida weather seems to get hotter and remain hotter longer, the images alone that term conjures—sweaters, jackets, boots—can bring me, and probably many of you as well, to the verge of heat stroke. But this is Miami, and we are no slouches when it comes to being of the moment, whether it’s with fashion or anything else. That said, there is an art to outfitting your closet with key pieces from the fall runways, despite the fact that the AC in those closets is yanked down to 69 degrees. And if anyone knows what that art is, it’s our group of style experts—and cohorts of our very own Wordy Girl, Maria Tettamanti, who harvested their hints for us—who in this issue dispense their top tips for making those trends fit your life. Allow them to impart their wisdom by turning to “Style Counsel,” on page 102. And for pure sartorial decadence, keep turning until you get to Gio and Marcela Alma’s latest masterpiece, “The Spice of Life,” on page 128, a glorious
homage to the palette, textures and silhouettes that will shape the best-dressed girl’s wardrobe in the coming season. She just has to have the life to wear them. Elsewhere—out west in Utah, to be precise—the skiing season is coming up, and our fourth annual Ski Section, starting on page 141, is a go-to guide for any and all of you who are thinking a trip to the slopes might be in order. The “5 Guys” are back, although there are about four times as many of them now, and they’ve got the scoop on where to ski, stay, play, eat and more. And if skiing isn’t your thing, but your better half loves the idea, go along for the ride. What the heck? At least out there, you can don your fur-trimmed cropped bomber jacket from Givenchy’s fall-winter runway show and not break a sweat. The only thing glistening will be the snow. Enjoy the issue.
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Two morE bLuE-Chip rETAiLErs sign up To bE pArT oF briCkELL CiTy CEnTrE. The hits keep on coming to the much-anticipated Brickell City Centre. Swire Properties Inc. recently announced two more retailers set to open in the development’s 500,000-squarefoot shopping center toward the end of next year: the ultra-luxe Italian fashion house Valentino and bespoke Swiss watch and jewelry designer Chopard. Both stores will be located on the street-accessible first floor of the outdoor shopping center, where the rest of Brickell City Centre’s luxury retailers will also be. (Premium and contemporary retailers will be the emphasis on the second and third floors, along with a mix of beauty, home decor, jewelry, apparel and other retailers.) “Valentino and Chopard represent the unprecedented level of shopping that we envision for Brickell City Centre and for the transformation of Miami into a global metropolis and rich shopping destination,” says Courtney Lord, VP of leasing for Whitman Family Development. The two brands join Saks Fifth Avenue, which has signed as Brickell City Centre’s anchor tenant with three floors of the retail center and street-level access. The condo, office, and hotel components at Brickell City Centre are set to open at the end of this year. For more details, visit brickellcitycentre.com.
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Attention, foodies: The James Beard Foundation’s third annual national epicurean tour, Taste America: Local Flavor from Coast To Coast, returns to Miami September 18-19. It’s part of a six-weekend festival that will visit 10 cities from September 18 through November 7 and showcase culinary all-stars and public events celebrating the huge range of local cuisines in Miami, along with nine other cities including Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle. The Magic City menu will be created by, among others, Rocco DiSpirito, Christopher Lee and Sergio Navarro, with reception tastings by Timon Balloo, Cindy Hutson, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Brad Kilgore and Cesar Zapata. To get info and tickets for the Friday night cocktail and opening reception at The Forge (cocktails and tasting at 6 pm; dinner at 7 pm), along with more information and details, log onto jbftasteamerica.org. 66
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It’s that vintage designer sale that fashionistas mark on their calendars every year—365 days in advance: Fashionably Conscious will have a new retail space this fall in Coconut Grove’s CocoWalk. It’s the retail center’s first community partnership event under the direction of new ownership partners Grass River Property, The Comras Company and Federal Realty. Benefitting Coconut Grove Cares’ The Banyard Community Center, the fund raiser offers discounted pricing on donated designer items from the closets of Miami’s most stylish philanthropists. The annual popup weekend sale draws shoppers from all over South Florida looking to get their hands on well priced pieces from Prada, Chanel, Chloé, Jimmy Choo, Gucci and more. Meanwhile, Fashionably Conscious provides funds to support free summer camp and after-school programs for the kids and families of West Grove. The event kicks off with a VIP Preview Sale and Happy Hour Cocktail from 6 pm-9 pm on September 25 and the all-day sale runs 11 am-5pm on September 26, followed by a clearance sale on September 27 from 11 am-3 pm. Entry tickets will be sold at the door and cost $25 for the VIP preview sale, scaling down to $10 for the Saturday event and $5 for the clearance sale. For more information, visit fashionablyconscious.org.
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SMOOTH SAILING Florida Yachts international has created a new division to oversee sales and purchases oF superYachts. By John Buchanan
Q&A with Simon Gibson
Florida Yachts International, founded in 1992 and focusing on yachts of up to 100 feet for buyers and sellers from the US and Central and South America, has launched a new global division that specializes in superyachts of more than 100 feet that sell for $5 million to $150 million. FYI Superyachts Partners Simon Gibson, a London native and well-known and respected yacht expert, and Ralph Navarro, the Cuba-born founder of Florida Yachts International
who emigrated to Miami 45 years ago, combine decades of international expertise and a shared passion for the exclusive world of yachting. The parent company’s longstanding reputation is built on exceptional knowledge and exemplary personal service. “Regardless of the client or the size of the yacht we’re representing,” Navarro says, “we always strive to think creatively.” FYI Superyachts is located at 2550 South Bayshore Drive, Suite 102, in Miami. For more information, call 305.854.6020 or visit floridayachtsinternational.com.
What is your specific market niche?
How much direct competition do you have?
“FYI Superyachts services ultra-high net worth individuals that are in the market for yachts larger than 100 feet. We provide a full range of services, from the representation of clients in the sale or purchase of superyachts to retail charters, charter management and new construction. New construction projects will be initiated with the top yacht shipyards around the world and overseen by us. And such a project could take place anywhere, because there are top yacht builders located all over the world.”
“We have a significant number of competitors; I couldn’t even begin to put a number on it. But there are also a number of things that set FYI Superyachts apart. We bring to the table a combination of things. In terms of representing yacht sales, we are experienced users of all the available tools used in such transactions. We know how to market superyachts. We work very closely with all of the world’s major yachting websites, such as Superyachts.com. We are very aggressive with online media and social media.”
What is the secret to success in the world of superyachts?
From a buyer’s perspective, what is the most important factor in finding the right yacht?
“You have to understand that each yacht tells a tale. And we understand that in a very specific way. Most of these yachts were either purchased, fully customized or built by their current owners, so each one is intrinsically different. So we work extremely closely with the seller to make sure that the yacht is represented in the most precise and effective manner possible. As far as the purchase of a superyacht, we work very closely with the brokerage industry and our network of brokers.”
“It’s making a very balanced, value-based decision. The market, as it currently exists, is buoyant, but it’s not flooded with brokerage inventory. So you have to look very, very hard at presenting a wide range of opportunities for buyers and have the entire process be based on value, based on what is available at a particular time. You also have to look at how that value will make sense next year and the year after and the year after that.”
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SWEET CREAM A juxtaposition of textures and the complementary combination of Quest cream and lucia camel tones render the Philippe chair fit for royalty. $2,295; at Jonathan Adler, miami design district, and jonathanadler.com.
IN THE RED the simon red leather sofa’s modern top-grain leather is durable and timeless, with modern chrome legs that pop against its cherry hue. Also available in white. $1,999; at el dorado furniture stores and livbyeldorado.com.
STYLE TO BURN the belgian linen candle collection of scents is custom blended from the most delicious aromatics and boasts elegant packaging, to boot. $55 for a set of 3, at restoration hardware, Aventura mall, and restorationhardware.com.
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PASSING THROUGH Want to up the style ante in your home fast? Change your doors. What’s the first thing you think of when it comes to sprucing up your décor? Chances are, replacing doors isn’t even in your top three. But you can make an esthetic impact by doing just that, especially with the range of options available today. “Updating interior doors absolutely will change the outlook of the house and increase its value,” says Tuana Birol of Zena Doors. The most popular trends today: Contemporary and pocket doors, wood veneer, lacquer finishes, and shades of white, gray and wenge. Installation isn’t complicated but is best done by an installer or a contractor, and while cost depends on what you choose, high quality without sky-high prices is what Birol says Zena is all about. “We believe homeowners with tight budgets should be able to have good quality doors with a European look. We’re able to accommodate a range of budgets—that’s our forte.” Zena Doors are sold across South Florida, at Bath Trends stores, Shell Lumber, and in their Hollywood showroom. Call 954.544.5251 or visit zenadoors.com.
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It’s back! We’re talking about football season—a big deal here in South Florida, for girls as well as guys. And since women make up almost half of all football fans according to the NFL, New York fashion designer Azin Valy of Cityzen by Azin has something new and more fun to offer them than the standard team jersey. Azin has printed NASA satellite imagery of major US cities with football teams— including Miami—onto women’s dresses, scarves and handbags. The process merges art, culture, geography, fashion and photography into high concept global style, and now you can get it just in time to cheer on the Fins. Scarves start at $185, bags at $800 and made-to-order dresses from $1,000. Get yours now at cityzenbyazin.com.
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Automobiles are innately functional creations—getting from Point A to Point B remains their primary purpose—but by virtue of their being, well, physical things, they also have an element of style. And when it comes to style, some err on the side of the practical and emotionless, while others take a more evocative and passionate countenance. The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class coupe models featured here are pure examples of the latter. Available in GLE450 AMG and a mega-powered GLE63 form, the GLE-Class coupes are essentially four-door hatchback versions of the familiar M-Class crossover, which also has been refreshed and rechristened the GLE-Class for 2016. As with most coupes, the GLE-Class coupe is a pure style statement, with a thick, muscular body and arcing roofline replacing the SUV model’s boxy profile. Highlighted—literally— by jewelry-like LED headlamps, the GLE’s coupe’s bold face is
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With jeweled headlamps and a lower roofline, the M-Class’s exterior profile takes on a sportier, sexier look. BELOW: A lavish interior includes sport contoured seats, a redesigned dashboard and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
shared with the SUV model, but manages to look completely different when grafted to the coupe’s sculptural fuselage. Sure, it’s harder to fit tall people and cargo in the back than in the SUV model thanks to a lower roof and an extra-high liftover, but as BMW has proven with its X6, a sizable chunk of luxury SUV buyers don’t give a damn about how much stuff you can fit in the back. It’s all about rockin’ a look. Mercedes did, however, make room for plenty of spoils in the GLE Coupe’s lavish interior. These are MercedesBenz automobiles, after all, with all of the attendant cache and sybaritic delights, including a sparkling Harmon/ Kardon audio system and marvelous sport contoured seats. Mercedes redesigned the M-Class’ dashboard and other details as part of the mid-cycle refresh that begat the GLE-Class in the first place, and the results are splendid. Elaborate stitch patterns and lustrous new wood and carbon fiber veneers are part of the GLE’s new suite of available trappings, and the porcelain-and-black “designo” edition is simply gorgeous. A panoramic sunroof and a flat-bottom steering wheel come standard on the GLE63, as does a sprinkling of other sportified interior elements. The GLE-Class coupe comes in two flavors, which can best be summed up as “powerful” (362-hp GLE450 AMG) and “ridiculous” (577-hp GLE63 S). Both trucks are ostensibly performance-oriented, at least by crossover standards. In a straight line, the GLE450 AMG (which is powered by a zesty, 362-hp turbocharged V-6) accelerates with authority and a snappy bark. The GLE 63, however, gets the full, AMG performance treatment, including a monster turbo V-8 motor with 82
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ABOVE AND BELOW: The 577-hp GLE63 model packs performance and “ridiculous” power. CENTER: A peek inside reveals the same plush appointments as the GLE450 AMG, including a stellar Harmon/Kardon audio system.
577 hp that can blow many a Porsche away during stoplight fights, should you care to pick one with a driver sitting two feet lower than you. For such sizable and tall automobiles, each GLE-Class Coupe can handle its mass heroically well when the pavement gets twisty, but between the high seating position and formidable mass, hurling one around a corner to find their handling limits feels a tad surreal. Gearheads and lead-foot drivers may insist on the flagship GLE63, but for most folks, the GLE450 AMG will be more than sufficient, and with its considerably higher fuel efficiency, you’ll be stopping at the pump far less often. The GLE-Class Coupes are in dealerships now, with prices starting at a tick over $66K for the GLE450 AMG, and $110K for the GLE63 model. Naturally, these prices are a fair bit higher than their SUV counterparts, to further filter out customers who rely on their left brain for making automotive purchases. Indeed, this is the kind of automobile that sells on emotion, not rationality. And when it comes to this and any of the lovely coupes it sells, Mercedes-Benz would have it no other way. 84
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PUT A RING ON IT: David Yurman’s Midnight Ice Collection is the brand’s first complete collection uniting some of their most iconic silhouettes in darkened sterling silver paired with beguiling gemstones. Available at exclusively at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com.
DARK & DELICIOUS: Decisions, decisions… dark, white, truffle or milk? Norman Love Confections’ chocolate treats—unlike fickle fashion trends—are always in style. not to mention sinfully scrumptious. Available at normanloveconfections.com.
Leather, fur, statement jewels, oh my! Bon jour, Fall fashion. These are the pieces you’ll want to invest in this September as the temperatures take a favorable dip.
BIG DROPS: the Fall catwalks were overrun with oversized earrings that popped with sparkle and color, which makes these de griSOgOnO Melody of Colours earrings so this season. Available at de GRISOGONO, Bal Harbour Shops.
STARRY-EYED SURPRISE: Add this Sophie Hulme pom pom keychain to any tote for a serious dose of quirk and cool. Available at net-a-porter.com.
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It could be said that John Stamos is coming full circle. Depending on whether you’re a soap fan or not, you probably first became aware of him when he shot to heartthrob status as Uncle Jessie on the classic sitcom Full House. Since the show’s finale 20 years ago, Stamos has been steadily busy, between subsequent TV roles (like that of Dr. Tony Gates on ER), Broadway stints (as Albert in the revival of Bye Bye Birdie) ad campaigns, and more. In between, there were a few bumps in the road—a divorce from former model Rebecca Romijn; a stint in rehab—but all in all, Stamos’ star has been rising for decades. And it still is. Stamos actually began his acting career with the role of Blackie Parrish on the soap General Hospital in late January 1982, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 1984. Stamos decided to move on two years later, when he landed the lead
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role in a short-lived CBS sitcom called Dreams, in which he played an aspiring musician in a band of the same name. Later, he played a role in the sitcom You Again? alongside Jack Klugman. Then came Full House, the show that arguably solidified Stamos’ career. He played Jesse, who lived with his brother in-law, whose deceased wife was Jesse’s older sister. Danny’s best friend, Joey, also lives in the house with them. Together they helped each other raise three young girls (one of whom was played by the now megamoguls Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, who took turns in the role of the baby of the family, Michelle Tanner). In 1995, after eight seasons, the series ended, but this past April, Stamos announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that Netflix would be picking the show up for a 13-episode reboot airing sometime in 2016. Stamos returned to work with a vengeance to kick off Fuller House, and shortly afterwards, on June 12, he was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence in Santa Monica. After being released into the care of the hospital, he tweeted out a thanks to everyone for their love and support before spending 30 days in rehab for substance abuse. His sense of humor remained intact, despite the gravity of the event; he even cracked a joke about the arrest during a live taping of the show about a scene he couldn’t shoot because the prop car didn’t show, saying, “Well, I have a car... but I can’t drive.” That sense of humor has, in addition to his smoldering good looks, always been a huge part of Stamos’ appeal. In August, the Fuller House cast took a break from filming to hang out and barbecue at cast member Lori Loughlin’s house, where the gang clowned around like in the old days: Stamos’ co-star Bob Saget Instagrammed a classic shot of himself laughing alongside Stamos, with Dave Coulier floating in the water behind them and the caption “I’m not saying who, but someone in this picture poop’d in the pool.” But Stamos has not traditionally been a one-project guy, and that remains true today. On top of Fuller House, Stamos will also be starring in a new show, Grandfathered, on Fox this fall. The premise: Stamos’ character is a longtime bachelor whose life is disrupted when he learns that he not only has a son, but also a two-year-old granddaughter. That, and he’s got a TV movie, Members Only, which takes a look at life within an elite private country club from the perspective of its members and staff, coming up. The still-handsome-after-all-these-years Stamos is enjoying the progression of his life and career, and why not? Although he says, “I’m finally looking older and inviting my wrinkles,” he’s still in full possession of those dark, delicious Greek looks that set hearts aflutter when he was sporting a mullet as Blackie on General Hospital. He’s still witty and self-deprecating (“I started Pilates. I’m the only guy in there. They plot before I get there: ‘How can we make John look ridiculous? Because every exercise involved my legs up, like I’m in stirrups or something”) and his career keeps on going. Stamos is —John StamoS definitely coming full circle—but the circle’s not closed just yet.
Full House alums reunited: Bob Saget, Lori Laughlin, Stamos and Candace Cameron Bure; Stamos and Josh Peck co-star in the upcoming new show grandfathered; Stamos, who has always loved performing, plays onstage with the Beach Boys last year at goodwill of Orange County’s 90th anniversary gala in California.
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left: Lisa Perry’s mod minidress; Chloé’s Faye shoulder bag; Nasty Gal suede miniskirt; Alberta Ferretti lace blouse; Tory Burch’s fall runway show; floral wide-leg pants from Valentino.
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addition, any prints with an early ‘70s influence.” £ EVERY CLOSET NEEDS THIS: “I think every woman should own a good
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£ FALL TRENDS TO WATCH: “Fall is all about florals, lace and fluid silhou-
ettes with a nod to ‘70s hippie glamour—think wide-leg pants paired with a lace, high-neck Victorian blouse. Fortunately, it’s a look that is both on trend and appropriate for South Florida.” £ HOW TO WEAR THE TRENDS IN SOUTH FLORIDA: “Suede is a big
trend this season, but translating a head-to-toe suede look in South Florida can be challenging. Instead, I’ll invest in key pieces, like a suede miniskirt in a rich cognac color, or a handbag like Chloé’s Faye shoulder bag. Styling Fall trends in warm weather is all about balance: just a touch of suede, cashmere or heavier fabrics with airy, lighter pieces that speak to this market year round.” £ FALL MUST-HAVE PIECE: “A mod minidress that can be styled countless
ways, or a suede handbag in an earthy tone like camel, olive or rust.” £ GO-TO HUES: “Cognac, camel, rust, olive, burgundy, navy and shades
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textures; for example, an animal print lace or animal print chiffon. reds and browns are going to be the dominant color palette. And lastly, maxi dresses and ‘70s-style pants with legs that flare.” £ FALL FASHION FAUX PAS: “no more jeggings worn during the evening—
this applies to both men and women! And remember, it’s OK to keep a little summer in your wardrobe and soften the reds and browns with light pastels, especially pink.” £ HOW TO DRESS “COOL” IN HOT SOUTH FLORIDA: “Lightweight knits are
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improperly! Wear items that fit your personality but ones that fit you well, too. Make sure your blazers are fit in the shoulders and hem your pants properly—this will make all the difference with how clothes and styles look on you.” £ BUY THIS NOW: “A well-fitting coat. It’s all in the tailoring. Outerwear can
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major print spinoff of that trend is patchwork. it was everywhere with almost every designer. to wear this can be tricky. i would wear one patchwork item, such as pants or a miniskirt, and pair it with something solid such as a silk blouse and a fitted blazer so as not to compete with your standout item.”
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fitted or bomber-style jacket. A lightweight cashmere shawl, wrap or poncho is perfect over any outfit as well.” £ RELEVANT PRINTS: “Some of the most prevalent fabric
choices that designers across the spectrum are showing have a ‘70s vibe with psychedelic looks. Think retro geometric and optical graphic prints, floral and swirl patterns, soft-hued paisley and bold color-blocking.” £ STANDOUT FALL STATEMENTS: “Big bold belts, capes,
lingerie as outerwear, Victorian influences, patchwork and statement shoes.” £ BEST FASHION TIP: “Designers are showing lots of
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Los Angeles-based sound producer and designer Doug rogers loves to sit on the couch of his Setai Miami Beach apartment and revel in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Right: One of his three functional terraces takes advantage of his love for natural light.
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Left: the dining room sparkles with
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by day, thanks in part to transparent wall features, it becomes sunny and serene, ideal for quiet contemplation. “I wanted to be able to sit on the sofa and see the beach with a good sound point system,” says Rogers, who is based in Los Angeles and recently worked with the soundtrack creators for the Netflix series House of Cards. “We had no neighbors in the Setai unit’s location, so I knew we could make a lot of noise.” Rogers designed two oceanfront master suites, using terrazzo floors because they keep the rooms cool, a cantilevered glass staircase, custom white lacquer cabinetry, an LED color lighting system, hand-installed mosaics in the bathrooms, three covered balconies and a multimedia theater. He installed four air conditioning systems for maximum comfort and to protect the valued equipment. “Setai is a celebrity-oriented building, so we wanted to be able to party here and not have to shut down for any reason,” says Rogers, who has developed five homes in the Los Angeles area and is offering this unit for $16.9 million. His design challenges were the high walls and having only one door through which to transport materials in and out. Spending a great deal of time watching and waiting and seeking out the perfect furnishings was also frustrating. But ultimately, his meticulous attention to detail paid off. To start, the all-white living room is stunning. The view from the sofa is similar to that you’d have sitting in the cockpit of a fancy plane while flying over the ocean. Inside, Rogers created a modern and spare Italian look, with white couches and a glass coffee table against floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in the blues of the sky and water. September 2015
the downstairs powder room is designed in black and silver Bisazza, including the amazing Michelangelo on the wall. Because it’s glass, the sink seems to disappear. there is also a shower in the room.
The design of this entire apartment is so unique that there is nothing else that comes close in height, views, or location in such a high-end building.
There are geometric boxes with lighting, and an overall club atmosphere that fits with the intoxicating sound system. The room has 18-foot tall columns and an exclusive system of rounded glass facing the ocean. It was designed to transform into a dance floor accented by a broad palette of LED-accented colors. Rogers added double ceilings to soundproof the space, which sits over the garage, making it possible to elevate the sound and lend it a nightlife feel. “Doug’s experience as an expert sound producer also gave him the ability to create a music system that could compete with the best nightclubs,” note Beatriz Nahuz and Claudia Murad, principals of TSG Unique Living Miami, an affiliate of The Solution Group and the brokerage representing Rogers in the sale of the unit. Beside the entrance is the cantilevered staircase made of custom glass, designed to give those in the cathedral-like space the full effect of the ceilings. The apartment also has an LED lighting system that turns the sculpted walls into custom works of art. The media room, which has an 80-inch LED screen TV, also contains four sections of mirrors to reflect light in different ways. “This adds another dimension to the apartment, virtually doubling the space,” says Rogers. That space expands even further out onto the 1,000 total square feet of the unit’s three balconies, two on either side of the living room and a third in back with a plunge pool. All have plenty of room for 112
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lounging and taking in the view. The dining area overlooks one terrace and sparkles with an artistic glass chandelier shining above the white table and chairs. The kitchen is modern, sleek and small, since, Rogers says, most people don’t cook. “Room service is everywhere, and the Setai has wonderful restaurants,” he says. “But I installed state-of-theart appliances just to have them.” Each of the master suites measures 2,800 square feet. Both have glorious ocean views and bathrooms tiled with Bisazza glass mosaics and Italian sinks, faucets and toilets. Each component or furnishing was selected because it was perfect for the space. “The design of this entire apartment is so unique that there is nothing else that comes close in height, views, or location in such a high-end building,” says Rogers. “It can never be duplicated, because no one can build this high again. And the Setai security is great.” In Miami’s increasingly competitive residential market, sophisticated international buyers are looking for drop-dead gorgeous design with water views. This apartment has everything, including the furniture available to the buyer. Each room was well thought out, and nothing was left to chance. “I take everything I have learned from the best artists and idea makers from around the world,” says Rogers, “and apply it to creating living experiences that inspire people to enjoy life, music, art and the natural world.”
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Our accommodations? Breathtaking. Think seashell chandeliers, freshly cut palm fronds, white couches, nautical nuances and tropical prints—our British Colonial-style home emulated the neighboring kaleidoscopic ocean. In fact, our villa is what co-owner David Hew has fittingly coined as “island chic.” Intentionally, there are no telephones, televisions or Internet in our suite, either. “All of this lends itself to a pace of life that is defined not by the time or a TV show but instead by the sunrise, sunset and gathering to break bread and share in conversation and reverie,” Hew says. You see, David and his family developed and grew up on the island and they add their personal touch to every aspect of the property, from the rusticmeets-plush décor to the ample amenities to the tremendous sense of warmth inherent in the staff. David’s partner, Michael, brings a serious highbrow touch to the property’s culinary experience. “My parents designed and built Kamalame using indigenous materials and finishes. They 122
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Socializing inside the great House; a chill spot on the Magnolia deck; seating area in the great House; one more way to enjoy the view.
worked with the land around them and removed invasive exotic flora and replaced it with their indigenous counter parts,” Hew explains of the island’s metamorphosis. “They then peppered this with the niceties they liked to surround themselves with—think toes in the sand while drinking a delicious glass of wine. “The same applies to our decorating style in the sense that we blur the lines between the rough finishes and the refined ones. We bring the outdoors inside and the indoors outside,” he adds. “We have managed to amass a team of employees, an extended family if you will, to whom this is they’re home also. It is this relaxed island vibe and hospitality that ring true with most of our guests.”
So here we were, on this spellbinding sliver of heaven bursting with postcard-perfect beaches, hermit crabs, spiral-tailed lizards, coconuts, hummingbirds, parrotfish and lush landscapes. We had planned our trip to fall on a Saturday in sunny June for one of the island’s legendary lunches at the Great House. During these special reunions, locals from the neighboring islands and wanderlust types helicopter, seaplane or boat in for delicious eats, tangy libations (compliments of the sweetest couple, Will and Laura of Young ‘s Fine Wine) and dancing—emphasis on the “dancing” part. Honestly, I cannot recall the last time I danced until 1 am. It was so very freeing. The next morning, I savored a three-mile walk
A four-poster bed, vaulted ceilings and billowy curtains make for a peaceful slumber in the magnolia House bedroom.
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Yet another way to relax at Kamalame: poolside by the beach.
atop the powdery white-sand beach and didn’t bump into a single soul. Not once. (This experience alone is reason enough to schedule a return trip.) Later on in the day, my girlfriends and I snorkeled right off the shore of Kamalame Cay, as it’s perched on the edge of the third-largest barrier reef in the world. Here, we spotted glowin-the-dark fish, oversized billowing sea fans and undulating stingrays on the boundless coral reef. Back on land, we sauntered along palm treelined paths, zipped around on golf carts (the Hews affectionately call them “sand chariots”), quaffed Minuty rosé and noshed on perfectly cooked conch fritters, coconut soup, spring rolls and key lime pie until our bellies were full. The banter flowed into the wee hours and we fell asleep to the sound of the waves lapping the shore while the salty air wafted through our bedroom. It’s the kind of place that rendering one to pinch themselves in hopes reality is not merely a quixotic dream. The three us quickly learned that paradise indeed exists on this earth—and its name is Kamalame Cay.
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• GETTING THERE From Fort Lauderdale, guests can charter a direct private flight with Tropic Ocean Airways (flytropic.com). From Miami international Airport, most major airlines fly directly to Nassau. To reach Kamalame Cay from Nassau, guests must travel via helicopter or seaplane. There is also a private ferry from Andros. • ACCOMMODATIONS The property offers 34 rooms in the shape of Bahamianstyle villas and cottage suites. • A MENITIES An ocean-top spa, The Over Water Spa, boasts five treatment rooms utilizing holistic naturopathica products. The Great House is the property’s on-site restaurant featuring Asian- and Bahamas-inspired dishes among others.. • ACTIVITIES Diving, snorkeling, tennis, paddle boarding, kayaking, deep-sea and bone fishing can be arranged. • MARINA The private island now accommodates boats up to 110 feet and can dock up to six vessels at any given time with virtually unlimited mooring options. Visit kamalame.com for more details.
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5 GUYS & A MOUNTAIN The game has changedâ€” now there are way more than a handful in this devoted groupâ€”but the name remains the same. The boys are back with another ski adventure, and not a moment too soon to help you start planning. By Shayne Benowitz
clockwise from Top lefT: Guy stewart, frank cirisano, Jeff wolff, David Bloom, mark feldman, michael stern, eric Berger, scott kustan, Jory fine, Brian foster and rich levin.
Just before sunset, brian foster and his friends gathered at the peak of Keystone’s dercum Mountain, 11,640 feet above sea level, for a toast. independence bowl cascaded in white before them with the distant peaks of Mount edwards, Grays Peak and Glacier Mountain far off on the horizon. they’d ventured to Keystone for new terrain after a couple of days skiing breckenridge, and after another exhilarating day turning down the slopes, they stood at adventure Point with tequila and fireball in hand. they downed their shots with a “Cheers!” and then went tubing down the mountain at breakneck speeds for a different kind of après ski. this was the fourth annual Colorado ski trip foster planned with his friends Michael stern, david bloom, neil sklar and scott Kustan. these five guys from Miami, all in their 40s and married with kids around the same age, started the tradition as a response to the nostalgia they had skiing with their dads growing up. and so a guys’ getaway was born, with the first outing to breckenridge in 2011, followed by Park City, Vail, and back to breckenridge this february 2015. With each trip, more guys got in on the action, with their crew
growing to 15 to 20 guys. “it’s definitely more work with logistics,” says foster, who coordinated the itinerary. “We buy blocks of plane tickets, book condos, arrange ground transportation and make dinner reservations.” for their most recent trip, they opted for an eight-bedroom house on tomahawk Lane in breckenridge, just south of the ski lifts and the Main street of town. “it was really special,” says foster. the house came with a hot tub, pool table, ping-pong and foosball. Most evenings after dinner were spent back at the house playing poker. “it was like a giant frat house.” since, of course, the guys are no longer in college, foster says it’s important that the trip function efficiently as a long weekend so as not to be away from their families for too long. this year, they reserved thursday and tuesday as travel days with four full days of skiing and snowboarding on the mountain. from the charming Main street, filled with local boutiques, bars and restaurants lit up with holiday lights to the sprawling mountain with plenty of runs for beginners to experts, there’s a reason the guys returned to breckenridge this year. september 2015
TIPS FOR A SMOOTH-RUNNING TRIP TO BRECKENRIDGE As far as Foster’s concerned, it’s not important to stay at a ski-in/ ski-out resort in Breckenridge, thanks to the efficient and free shuttle service that the community provides. For their trip, the guys took full advantage of the Brown Route for getting from their rental house to the mountain and to dinner spots. “It’s a little less expensive than staying right in the center of town and it allowed us to get a bigger place,” Foster said.
Breck Sports is an ideal choice for renting equipment. They have various locations throughout Breckenridge and cater to large groups with special services. You can store your equipment onsite without having to lug it back to your hotel or condo after a day of skiing or snowboarding. With a base elevation of 9,600 feet and summits close to 13,000, it’s important to be mindful of altitude adjustment. The best tip is to drink a lot of water and ease into large meals and alcohol, especially for the first 48 hours.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN Breckenridge’s 3,000-acre mountain is spread across a series of peaks. Peaks 9 to 6 consist of mostly intermediate blue runs with green beginner slopes closer to the base and an impressive system of double black diamond expert bowls at the highest elevations. Peak 10, which is the farthest southwest, consist of all black diamond runs. “Breckenridge has some of the best skiing,” says Foster. “It’s easy to get back and forth on the mountain, and it’s great that it’s big.” For experts, Horseshoe Bowl at the top of Peak 8 has some of the steepest terrain in the area. You can also hike to the summit before dropping in at Snow White off the Imperial Chairlift. For blue skiers looking
for a challenge, Peak 10’s Cimmaron Trail is one of Foster’s favorite black diamond runs. “It’s fast and steep with fun rollers, perfect for speed demons,” he says. Aside from their outing to Keystone, the guys stuck to Breckenridge and focused on a different peak each day, meeting for lunch at different spots along the mountain. Peak 9 Restaurant, accessible by Beaver Run and Mercury Super Chair, is the most central spot. Vista Haus at the top of Peak 8 is accessible by the Colorado Super Chair and boasts sweeping views of the Continental Divide. Sevens Restaurant at the base of Peak 7 makes for another great mid-day gathering spot.
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• Breckenridge Brewery: this inviting local microbrewery, bar and restaurant is the perfect spot for craft beers, pub grub, and big screen tVs to catch the game. • Mother Loaded tavern: everything here is fresh and homemade, from burgers to stews and salads. Live music starts at 10 pm.
• Mi casa Mexican cantina: Fans of authentic mexican will enjoy the tasty tacos and on-point margaritas here, along with the outdoor seating and lively après ski scene. • Moe’s originaL Bar-B-Que: this is southern soul food at its best. moe’s is consistently named one of the top 10 bbQ joints in America.
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• giaMpietro’s pizzeria: everything is made in-house at this classic pizzeria, from the sweet and savory pizza sauce to the vinaigrette that dresses the salads.
Best oF APrès ski • coppertop Bar & café: At the base of peak 9, near the bottom of the beaver run super Chair, this spot is in the heart of downtown breckenridge and makes for the perfect après ski hangout. • uLLr’s: Near maggie pond on main street, Ullr’s is one of breckenridge’s best sports bars with 11 tVs and a ton of games to choose from: pool, air hockey, pinball and video games.
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• snowMoBiLing: For another après ski adventure, the guys opted for a snowmobiling tour with Good times Adventures.
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With ski towns making a strong comeback, Park City and Canyons merge. By Shayne Benowitz
CLOCKWISe FrOm AbOVe: Sundance at night is alive with activity; hot air balloons make a colorful display; the Sundance Film Festival draws visitors from all over every year. OppOSIte: Hiking and ski lifting are two of the most popular activities in the area.
From the star-splashed sundance Film Festival to hosting the 2002 Winter olympics, park city, utah, has long held a white-hot allure. now, it’s making headlines by merging with neighboring canyons in time for the 2015-16 ski season thanks to a $50 million investment in capital improvements from vail resorts. By physically connecting the two mountain resorts with an eightpassenger, high-speed two-way gondola, they will create the largest destination ski resort in the united states at more than 7,300 acres. to compare, the new park city will overtake Big sky, montana’s 5,750 acres and vail, colorado’s 5,289, yet fall short of canada’s Whistler/Blackcomb’s 8,171 acres. “residents of park city are alternately excited and scared about what vail [resorts] means to the community,” says sean Kelleher, developer of forthcoming echo spurs. “it will obviously be good
for business, but this year will be interesting to see how the new infrastructure develops.” With this merger and vail’s financial and marketing resources, park city is poised for additional visitors and real estate development. it’s also the first step in what may connect 18,000 acres of the Wasatch mountains and seven ski resorts, while also protecting the backcountry, for a more european-style ski experience. “With proper transportation, like rail service, it could create the ability to ski with a backpack and stay at a different hotel every night,” Kelleher says. park city real estate is still much less expensive than other mountain resorts like Jackson, aspen, sun valley and Breckenridge, according to Kelleher. “it’s a full-time community that happens to be a ski resort,” he says. “it’s popular amongst young retirees who still want to be active.” September 2015
TOP: The annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Canyons Resort is one that’s not to be missed. ABOVE: A rear view of one of the Echo Spur energy-efficient properties in the Old Town District shows multilevel living among nature at its best.
With Echo Spur, Kelleher is marrying a sleek mountain-modern aesthetic with “smart home” technology to create an environmentally and economically efficient home. The homeowner will have the ability to control all of the house’s systems through an iPad application with smart software that, for instance, can monitor future weather conditions and turn on the radiant heat 148
automatically if a cold front is coming through. The home also features super-insulated frames, green roofs and water cisterns to capture snowmelt and irrigate the property. When making the argument for a green home, Kelleher explains, “Solar panels might cost $10,000, but if they reduce my electrical bill by $1,500 a year, that’s a 15 percent return on investment.”
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Shopping in the historic Main Street section, enjoying drinks with friends, and summertime art festivals are just a few of the ways to enjoy Park City.
While this technology has been used for the past decade, he predicts that we’ll soon see a boom in smart homes, now that the housing industry is finally rebounding after the 2007 credit crisis. “This will create a vast value proposition difference between existing homes and new ones,” he says, while adding, “And it’s not just for luxury, high-end homes. You’re seeing this in condo developments starting around $400,000.” Homes at Echo Spurs, located on Rossie Hill in Old Town, range in price from $2.7-$3.5 million, and the first two will be completed by the end of September with five more in the pipeline for now. With three- and four-bedroom models available, they start at about 2,700 square feet with an additional 1,200-square-feet of exterior living space. Kelleher anticipates Echo Spur will reflect Park City’s community with some living three to nine months and then renting for the rest of the year, while others will choose to live in the homes full-time. Located in the cultural and historic hub of Park City, Echo Spur is within walking distance of restaurants, shops, theaters and nightclubs. This is where you’ll find Zoom, Robert Redford’s chic, celeb-splashed American eatery on Main Street. The city also has services like Du Monde Gourmet Delivery to stock up the kitchen without the hassle of running to the grocery store. With Park City’s ski lift just a 10-minute walk away and Deer Valley’s lift a short drive, Echo Spur will be one of the newest developments to connect skiers and riders to the unprecedented 7,300-acre resort.
Reasons We Love to Spring Ski in Vail By shayne Benowitz
Growing up in Southern California with an avid skier for a mom meant annual trips to Colorado’s mountain resorts, and we always went in the springtime. I never thought twice about the preference for spring skiing. The timing worked perfectly with our Spring Break from school, and for my mom it was all about warm temperatures and fresh powder on the slopes. Vail’s 5,000-acre mountain is one of the best in Colorado for spring skiing. Anne Sutherland Lynch, sales director of The Sebastian Vail resort, explains that the months of March and April have averaged more than 16 inches of snow over the last 20 years. That’s more than January and February. We spoke with her and a few other Vail experts to get the scoop on why it’s the perfect spring skiing destination.
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the beauty of skiing vail in the springtime is comfortable skiing conditions with blue skies and more hours of daylight. to take advantage of this, the mountain even stays open later—until 5 pm. Since there are plenty of snowstorms throughout the spring, that means lots of fresh powder to carve. “Be ready to rise early for first turns when there is fresh snow,” says Alex Pasquariello, a travel journalist and avid vail skier.
there are seven scenic decks located across vail Mountain open for public use throughout the ski day perfect for picturesque picnics and barbecues in the spring. Some of the best picnic decks, according to vail resort’s Sara Lococo, are Windows Deck overlooking Sun Down Bowl or Jebbies Deck just off the Avanti trail above the epicMix racecourse. there are also gas barbecue grills free to use at Hawk’s nest Deck, Henry’s Hut and Belle’s Camp. the Sebastian vail resort hosts spring pig roasts on their Leonora Deck for a festive afternoon.
With longer days in the springtime, there’s nothing like soaking up the sun and a cocktail après ski. At the base of the mountain, head straight to tavern on the Square with an incredible outdoor patio. Other classic spots include Garfinkel’s, Red Lion, Los Amigos, Pepi’s, vendetta and the Sebastian’s Frost bar…the list goes on.
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savings on lodging Of course, with spring being the end of ski season in vail, it’s also the best time for serious discounts on a ski vacation. if you book your trip before november 20 when the lifts start turning, you can save up to 40 percent off vail Signature Collection accommodations in spring, which include four resorts spanning Lionshead and vail village, as well as private homes and chalets. the Sebastian vail offers unparalleled style and luxury with ski-in/ski-out access at gondola One and exclusive ski valet to outfit you and have your equipment ready each morning.
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a: “I was five years old. My parents and even my grandfather were into skiing. It was something my family did. We used to go to the Poconos every winter. And my parents would just throw us out on the slopes. My brother was only three when he started skiing. We’d get lessons from my uncle, and at that time, we had no fear. So that’s a great time to learn to ski.”
a: I like to go out west. For the last several years I’ve been going to Utah, because there are so many good mountains in the Park City area. I’ve been to Canyons, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley. I love Deer Valley. That’s where I ski the most, because it’s open only to skiers. It’s one of the few mountains in the country where snowboarding is not allowed. I have nothing against snowboarders, but I prefer to be on a mountain with just skiers.”
Q: hoW often do you go noW? a: “I try to go twice a year. It’s hard to go much more than that with my work schedule. And I have children that are one and two years old, so that also makes it hard to get away. But that means that when I can get away, I make it a ‘boys trip’ with a combination of my old friends from high school in Indianapolis and my new friends from Miami. We usually go in a group of six to eight guys.”
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Lest you think the arts scene shuts down in this purgatoriaL month of september, here are a few exhibits around south fLorida to check out before season goes into fuLL swing.
AboVE: iman issa’s installation
at the Perez Art Museum.
bEloW: One of elysa D.
Batista’s textual works.
Textual Undercurrents ArtCenter South Florida
NoW THRougH ocTobER 4, 2015
Miami-based artist elysa D. Batista is not just about purely visual communication; in fact, a running theme of her works is the constant evolution of language as a form of interpreting the world. that curiosity is at the heart of Batista’s three-dimensional works exploring signs and text as sculptural communicators of coded information, using various materials such as wood, cardboard, foam core, cork or even plexiglass. intrigued? Check out her exhibit at ArtCenter South Florida, which opened in August but is on display through October, with a closing brunch scheduled for October 4 at 11:30 am. For more information, visit artcentersf.org. EVENT: Iman WHERE:
Issa: Heritage Studies at PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
NoW THRougH SEpTEmbER 27, 2015
Based in Cairo and new York, egypt native iman issa’s multimedia exhibit at the always inviting Perez Art Museum Miami explores the relationships between history, memory, language and objects through the artist’s simple but meticulously and beautifully crafted objects, short videos, snapshot-like photographs and accompanying texts using language. For more information, visit pamm.org. EVENT:
Rufina Santana: Cartographies of the Sea (Cartografias del Agua) The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
SEpTEmbER 12, 2015- DEcEmbER 13, 2015 Rufina Santana is a Spanish painter with a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from Barcelona University. She lives in Lanzarote (Canary islands), where she produces most of her work, which is inspired by nature, water, memory and the journey. this exhibition presents abstract waterscapes that deal with the journey, a journey not just physical, but also symbolic and even cosmic. 162
No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting WHERE: Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) EVENT:
SEpTEmbER 17, 2015– JANuARy 3, 2016
Originating at the nevada Museum of Art, this exhibition brings together the work of nine aboriginal artists whose works explore complex and innovative modes of abstraction, relating to cultural systems, religious beliefs, and social structures. No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting originated at the nevada Museum of Art in reno, nevada, and was organized by William Fox, Director, Center for Art and environment, and scholar Henry Skerritt. the exhibition is drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl.
Jim Couper: There Are No Other Everglades in the World The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
SEpTEmbER 12, 2015-NoVEmbER 1, 2015
this exhibition features a new series of paintings by Jim Couper, professor emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Fiu and founding director of the Art Museum at Fiu. His paintings have no people or even any traces of people in them, only nature in its purest form. According to Couper, “it’s the experience of the wild landscape, not a picture of it, that interests me.” the everglades are the artist’s favorite place to paint, so of course he has witnessed their decline over the years and he’s got deep concerns for the preservation of what remains of them. these concerns are the conceptual basis for making this body of work, and the everglades provides an endless source of visual and spiritual inspiration. EVENT: William WHERE:
J. Glackens: A Modernist in the Making NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
SEpTEmbER 4, 2015-AuguST 31, 2016
According to New York Times art critic roberta Smith’s 2014 review of his exhibition at nSu, “William Glackens is among the most intriguing and underestimated participants in the first wave of 20th-century American modernism. That perception is confirmed by the enlightening and overdue, if still deficient, survey of his dappled canvases and dazzling drawings…it should be required viewing for anyone interested in the period.” in celebration of the 2015 return of works from nSu Art Museum’s collection that were part of this traveling exhibition, the museum is mounting a new exhibition to demonstrate the leading and important role the artist and his work played in the formulation and growth of modern art in America. EVENT:
Carlos Estevez: Celestial Traveler The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
SEpTEmbER 12, 2015-JANuARy 3, 2016
“Celestial traveler” takes its name from one of Carlos estevez’s works of art that is included within the exhibition. The work, an exquisitely ornate kite, serves as a many-layered metaphor for the artist, his work and the exhibition and represents the connection between heaven and earth, the pursuit of dreams and the artist’s own spiritual and physical journey, which has been a source of inquiry throughout estevez’s artistic career. through his work, estevez both examines and interprets how we navigate the concrete and ethereal worlds that surround us. “Celestial traveler” addresses the complex and layered internal, spiritual, familial and public conversations that occur throughout the journey of life, as well as the dynamics that are elemental to them, sharing a personal yet universal, experience about human and spiritual connections. 164
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American & Continental 660 at the angler’s — In the Angler’s Hotel, 660 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.9600; anglershotelmiami.com. Lowkey, high-luxe is the perfect description for this dining destination in the Angler’s Hotel, which offers a regionally inspired American menu and romance a plenty. The homemade empanadas are legendary and their brunch can’t be beat. Don’t miss the Short Ribs Benedict. aDena grIll & WIne Bar — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 900 Silks Run, Ste. 1740, Hallandale Beach, 954.464.2333; adenagrill.com. This upscale steakhouse
specializes in 100 percent grass fed, grassfinished beef and a farm-to-fork experience means all meats and poultry are sourced from Adena Farms in Ocala, Florida. The open kitchen allows a bird’s eye view of custommade grills and rotisseries and fresh, local and organic ingredients. Barton g. — 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305.672.8881; bartongtherestaurant. com. If you’ve ever been to BGR, you know that this restaurant promises more than delicious fare, with an exciting and dramatic dining experience that tantalizes all your senses. Jaw-dropping appetizers, over-thetop entrees, and a dessert menu that literally sparkles and shines—firecrackers included.
BourBon steak — At Turnberry Isle Resort, 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura; 786.279.6600. Michael Mina’s contemporary American steakhouse serving topnotch cuts of meat as well as delectable lobster pot pie, truffle mac and cheese and barbecue pork short ribs, along with outstanding desserts. BIg CIty tavern — 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.0307; bigtimerestaurants.com. Smack in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Big City Tavern is one of those places where you love to hang out and watch the world—and people—go by while indulging in some good food.
Corsair By sCott Conant — 19999 West Country Club Dr., Aventura. The latest gem by Scott Conant (of Scarpetta fame) has just opened and serves three meals a day. The menu highlights seasonal farmhouse cooking from the Americas and the Mediterranean. Picturesque views of the property’s golf course and recently revamped cascading waterfall are an added bonus. Eating HousE — 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.6524; eatinghousemiami.com. The permanent answer to the pop-up restaurant’s popularity, this brunch and dinner spot redefines inventiveness with Cap’n Crunch pancakes, General Tso’s Oxtail, and desserts like the Dirt Cup, containing whipped Nutella, pretzels, salted caramel, chocolate crumbs and vanilla ice cream. FisH FisH — 13488 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786.732.3124; fishfishmiami.com. Chef Oscar Quezada from Mexico serves up wild caught, sustainable fish, clams, oysters, crab and Maine lobsters cooked any way you like, plus there’s a raw bar and happy hour.
HavEn gastroPuB — 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.987.8885; havenlounge. com. Famous for its libations, including a vast selection of wine and beers, this little eatery is a local favorite and a draw for its light fare including crudos, skewers, innovative sliders (including lamburger, with lavender-coriander honey, apple-fennel slaw and ouzo mustard) and sweets like nitro ice cream with mix-ins. Houston’s — 17355 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305.947.2000; hillstone.com. Bustling, popular spot on the water that’s a favorite of the business crowd for lunch and 176
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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.
JOE’S OLD SCHOOL PIZZA Sometimes you just want an authentic taste of New Yawk pizza, which in these parts is often not easy to find. Or it wasn’t, until about a year ago when the bright red building housing Joe’s Old School Pizza opened its walk-up window on US 1. Here, you’ll none of the pretense South Florida is so well known for and all of the quality you hanker for in the form of hot, delicious, perfectly proportioned sauce-to-cheese pie (2 slices and a drink for $6!), the kind that needs no grated cheese or garlic powder embellishment to do its thing. Vito Scavo tosses pies in the back with the expertise of a master who’s been at it for decades, because he has. And while the pizza is the star, equal billing should be given to the meatball subs, eggplant parm, hot garlic knots awash in butter and fluffy zeppoli sprinkled with powdered sugar. Now, that’s Italian.
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.
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families for dinner. Chicago-style spinach dip, delicious burgers, and roast chicken are among the stars. MEAT MARKET MIAMI BEACH — 1915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.532.0088; meatmarketmiami.com. Chic, contemporary décor sets the scene for top cuts of meat, fresh seafood (including delicious, cedar-scented hamachi), exotic offerings like Wood-Roasted African Pheasant and creative sides. Don’t miss the pistachio crème brulee for dessert. MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK — 130 NE 40th St., Miami, 305.573.5550; michaelsgenuine.com. James Beard Foundation Award Winner for Best Chef Michael Schwartz never loses steam, offering up inventive, bold, flavorful dishes for brunch and dinner, innovative cocktails and jawdroppingly good desserts courtesy of pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith. 178
PILAR — 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.937.2777; pilarrestaurant.com. Brasserie comfort classics and fresh seafood take center stage at this modern American resto. Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy dishes like Mahi a la Plancha, Nanny’s Brisket and Linguine & Shrimp. PRIME 112 — 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305.532.8112; mylesrestaurantgroup.com. Myles Chefetz’s famed steakhouse has been around for eight years, a lifetime for any South Beach restaurant, and it’s still always packed. Locals, tourists and celebrities alike come for the famed chopped salad, truffled lobster mac ‘n cheese, rum-baked sweet plantains and the lively scene. But beef is the star here, from an 8-oz. filet mignon to a 48-oz. Porterhouse, served with savory sauces and butters to drive up the crazygood meter a notch.
RED, THE STEAKHOUSE — 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.534.3688; redthesteakhouse.com. Topof-the-line steaks and chops so tender you can cut them with your fork come with sauces and toppings like Horseradish Crème Fraiche and seared foie gras and black truffle demi; sides stand out, particularly green beans with pepper flakes, pancetta and pine nuts. And that’s barely scratching the surface. RESTAURANT MICHAEL SCHwARTz AT THE RALEIGH — 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.612.1163; sbe.com. James Beard-winning Schwartz does it again. Expect high-quality ingredients whipped into pleasures such as Harvey Cedars Fish Stew, Pan-Roasted Indian-Spiced Tenderloin with mango chutney, grilled local swordfish, sides like braised greens with pine nuts and currants, and snacks such as crispy hominy
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Rok: bRgR — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Ste. 1210, Hallandale Beach, 954.367.3970; rokbrgr.com. The third location of this popular bar and gastropub offers all the favorites, including short rib grilled cheese; the famous mac ‘n cheese bar where diners can add lobster, shrimp, bacon and more; and the South Floridian burger topped with creamy brie, pork belly, red onion marmalade and truffle aioli.Open wide.
wynwood kitchen & baR — 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305.722.8959. Artsy and affordable, this mural-embellished eatery in the Arts District offers up creative salads, Latin delights like Ropa Vieja empanadas, grilled chicken, pan-seared fish and artist-inspired cocktails, including the Kenny Scharf: dry gin, Cointreau, blueberry jam, lemon juice, simple syrup, a splash of soda, thyme and blueberries.
Santa Fe newS & eSpReSSo — 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.861.0938; santafebalharbour.com. Specializing in appetizers, delicious continental meals, paninis, salads and sandwiches. Relax with a glass of wine or an acclaimed espresso while reading from the selection of international newspapers and magazines available. A great open-air terrace is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Swine SoutheRn table & baR — 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786.360.6433; runpigrun.com. Food and fun go hand in hand in this rustic spot in the heart of Coral Gables where pork is the star. Items of note include a Pulled Pork Caesar, Smoked Brisket Sliders, and on the side, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with green apple and bacon vinaigrette. the cheeSe couRSe — In Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, 305.466.2223; thecheesecourse.com. Bistro that doubles as a cheese shop, offering 100+ varieties of cheese as well as salads and sandwiches modeled after Europe’s popular bistros. the gRill on the alley — 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.466.7195; thegrill.com. Stylish spot for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner, with a menu that goes on for days. Soups, salads, steaks, chops, seafood, chicken, ribs, potpies and more are available, plus amazing cocktails like the Basil Drop Martini and The Grill Signature Margarita. tongue & cheek — 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.704.2900; tandcmiami.com. Highlights of this hangout-style eatery include snacks such as cauliflower panna cotta and a salad of grilled and fresh peaches with French feta and chopped hazelnuts, plus hearty menu items like crispy grouper cheeks ‘n’ chips with malt vinegar and a beef cheek burger with 180
yaRd houSe — 601 Silks Run, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.454.9950, yardhouse.com. An upscale-casual eatery featuring 130 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. Whether you’re in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, there’s something for everyone. yaRdbiRd SoutheRn table & baR — 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.5220; runchickenrun.com. Killer Southern specialties like Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Fried Green Tomato BLT and to-diefor macaroni and cheese are only made more scrumptious when paired with one of the outrageously good Bourbon drinks, like The Porkchop: citrus juice, apple cider, Benchmark Bourbon, Dijon mustard and fresh thyme. iii FoRkS — 501 Silks Run, Suite 1130, The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.457.3920; iiiforks.com. Modern steakhouse with a stylish decor and lively bar and lounge. Beef, chops and seafood are the foundation of the menu, which also offers burgers and salads for lunch.
Chinese china biStRo at wateRwayS — 3565 NE 207th St., Aventura; 305.936.0755. Glatt Kosher eatery with an extensive selection of appetizers, soups and salads, meat, fish, chicken and duck, noodles and rice dishes, sushi and desserts, including low-carb offerings, wines and drinks. chRiStine lee’S — 901 South Federal Hwy., The Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 954.457.6255, christinelees.com. Christine Lee’s became famous for its Miami Beach location, but this menu has some modern, non-traditional fare on it such as a Gulfstream salad with grilled shrimp and feta cheese and open prime steak sandwich.
dRagon city — 6708 Stirling Road, Hollywood, 954.894-8393. Looks can be very deceiving. If you’e not concerned with decor, this place is perfect for a foodie who wants authentic Chinese food. Choose from an Americanized menu or one with authentic specialties (ask for the red one). MR. cheF’S — 18800 NE 29th Ave., Suite 10, Aventura, 786.787.9030; aventurachef. com. This newly renovated eatery serves authentic Chinese cuisine with dishes from the north and south regions of China, including Peking duck, Dim Sum, Mongolian beef, lettuce wraps and more.
Deli & Bagel bagel coVe ReStauRant & deli — 19003 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.4029 A bustling bagel haven popular for breakfast, lunch and early dinner serving up specialties like challah French toast, smoked fish platters and matzoh ball soup, plus authentic New York bagels baked fresh daily. Mo’S bagel & deli — 2780 NE 187th St., Aventura; 305.936.8555. Known as Aventura‘s unofficial meeting hot-spot, this New York Kosher-style bagel and deli joint boasts delicious hand-rolled bagels, delectable Israeli salad, stacked sandwiches, and a case full of fresh baked goodies to take with you. Private room for parties, and specialty catering also available.
French db biStRo ModeRne — 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.421.8800; dbbistro. com/miami. Daniel Boulud has won the hearts of Miamians by combining his mastery of traditional French dishes with a modern twist,
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PAUL BAKERY — 450 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.531.1200 and 1800 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, 954.846.0344; paulusa.com. Paul was founded in France back in the 19th century and today maintains the tradition of serving topnotch French style savory and sweet pastries, salads, soups and sandwiches all prepared fresh on the premises.
RENDEZ-VOUS BAKERY & BISTRO — 17851 Biscayne Blvd., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.936.1440. Baked goods, sandwiches and salads served in an indoor/outdoor Frenchstyle cafe. VILLA AZUR — 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305.763.8688; villaazurmiami.com. Dazzling interiors, a cozy courtyard, a tucked-away wine room (La Cave D’Azur), and authentic French-inspired fare make for a memorable dining experience, whether with friends or a deux. Beef tartar, foie gras with strawberry marmalade and toasted brioche and veal
SUGARCANE — 3250 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786.369.0353; sugarcanerawbargrill.com. Executive Chef and partner, Timon Balloo, was recently nominated by Food & Wine as “The People’s Best New Chef,” while the restaurant itself was tapped as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. If that’s not reason enough to check it out, we don’t know what is! TORO TORO — 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305.372.4710; torotoromiami.com. Chef Richard Sandoval combines Latin American dining with a trendy NY ambience, serving up luscious cocktails, ceviche, croquettes and other small plates, and grilled meats, seafood, lamb chops and more.
Italian ANTHONY’S COAL-FIRED PIZZA — 17901 Biscayne Blvd., 305.830.2625; anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com. Sandwiches,
salads, chicken wings and burgers are available, but pizza is the star for lunch and dinner. Specialty pies include the Philly Cheesesteak and the Eggplant Marino. BELLA LUNA — In the Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305.792.9330. Salads, pastas, beef, chicken and fish dishes have been the staple for the past 10 years; there’s also a bar where you can enjoy drinks and appetizers. BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE — In the Village at Gulfstream Park, 600 Silks Run, Suite 1205, Hallandale Beach, 954.362.1600; brioitalian. com. Popular spot for lunch and dinner serving up Tuscan-inspired pastas, seafood risotto, chops, beef, salmon and yummy Chicken Under the Brick. For $2.95, enjoy The Tuscan Taster Bar Menu (check the website for dates and times available) in the bar. CAPISCE RISTORANTE — In RK Sage Plaza, 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., 954.457.4545; capisceristorante.com. Traditional Italian dishes at affordable prices is the name of the game at this Italian restaurant. Don’t miss the fried calamari arrabbiata, ossobuco and unique chef’s specials.
CARPACCIO — In the Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave.; 305.867.7777, carpacciobalharbour.com. A longtime favorite of the well-heeled crowd, with consistent favorites such as angel hair pomodoro and Caesar salad. DOlCe ItAlIAn — In the Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.975.2550; dolceitalianrestaurant.com. Classic Italian eats such as pizzas and pastas fill up the extensive menu, along with modern twists on old favorites, such as short rib ravioli. Steaks, roasted fish, seafood and antipasti round it out. HARRy’s PIzzeRIA — 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.275.4963; harryspizzeria.tumblr. com. Housemade dough is spun into discs of delight and enhanced with toppings like braised fennel with basil and caramelized onion, pesto and homemade ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino, or rock shrimp, grilled lemon, manchego, scallion and cilantro. Il MulInO new yORk — Inside Acqualina Resort and Spa, 17875 Collins, Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.466.9191; ilmulino.com. The South Florida outpost of the famed New York eatery brings us the
impeccable service, ambience and cooking techniques it built its reputation on, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. kIng’s COunty PIzzA — 18228 W. Dixie Hwy., N. Miami Beach, 305.792.9455; kingscountypizza.com. If you’re looking for a NY-style pie, look no further. Garlic knots, wings, and homemade cannolis are all winners, too. Swing by to pick it up or let them deliver. luCA bellA — 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura; 305.792.2222. Mickey Maltese, former owner of Matteo’s, brings New York family-style dining to Aventura. Enjoy classics like baked clams and chicken scarparello, or try new creations by Chef Hugo such as wild mushroom ravioli in porcini cream sauce or baked stuffed mussels Luciano. PRIMe ItAlIAn — 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.695.8484; mylesrestaurantgroup. com. Just across the street from its sister resto and hipster scene Prime 112, this represents the elegant dining experience at its best, with pastas, seafood, and its famous softballsized Kobe meatballs stuffed with sausage and ricotta. Sinatra serenades patrons in the
background and the martini list is as extensive as Old Blue Eyes’ appeal. tIMO RestAuRAnt & bAR — 17624 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.936.1008; timorestaurant.com. A cozy favorite hangout of locals and visitors alike, where Chef Tim Andreola whips up simple but flavorful small and large plates from fried oyster salad to lobster risotto, wood-oven fired pizzas, whole roasted yellowtail and pasta specialties. A lively bar is always buzzing. VIC & AngelO’s — 150 Ocean Drive, Miami, 305.531.0911; vicandangelos.com. The restaurant’s signature coal oven pizza, formulated from ancient starter dough that includes natural Maldon salt, natural cane sugar and Grana Padano cheese imported from Italy, has won awards. VItA RestAuRAnt & lOunge — 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.8822; vitamiami.com. Surrounded by trees strung with garden lanterns, it’s isolated from the hubbub of the busy streets that surround it and is as ideal a choice for dinner a deux as it is for a group night out.
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. MIYAKO — 18090 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.931.0455. Best known for its allyou-can-eat quality sushi at a very reasonable price; an à la carte menu is also offered as are tempura and Chinese dishes. POC AmeriCAn FusiOn BuFFet & SUSHI — 2121 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.529.0882; pocbuffet.com. A buffet experience like no other, blending culinary traditions from Asia and Europe with modern American influences. Over 100 items to choose from.
sumO susHi BAr & GriLL — 17630 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.682.1243; sumosushibar.com. Choose from Japanese, Thai or Chinese cuisine, all off one menu, including more than 40 different sushi rolls, an assortment of curry dishes, and Chinese classics such as Chop Suey and Pan Fried Noodles. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. and for dinner on Sundays. YAKKO-SAN — 3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305.947.0064; yakko-san.com. Hot pots, hot and cold Japanese dishes such as donburi (meat-filled omelets over rice) and sushi plus noodle dishes and a variety of desserts are on the menu at this longtime favorite spot. ZUMA — 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.577.0277; zumarestaurant.com. All hipsters know this is the place to go for the ultimate dining-out experience: people-watching, extraordinary cocktails, fantastic food based on izakaya—the Japanese sake shops that also serve food—and a fabulous view. Sunday brunch is an event not to be missed.
Kosher etZeL-itZiK DeLi — 18757 W. Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305.937.1546. Looks can be deceiving, and this small spot is the proof, with authentic Israeli food, falafel, beef soup, chicken pita and more. Fun atmosphere, good food and attentive service. GriLL time — 16145 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 786.274.8935. This Glatt Kosher restaurant has interesting offerings like a sweet chili cauliflower appetizer, entrées such as Chilean sea bass broiled in Sambuca and Hawaiian tropical ribeye, and Bavarian cream with sweet biscuits and chocolate for dessert. tHe HArBOur GriLL — 9415 Harding Ave., Surfside, 305.861.0787; theharbourgrill. com. Located only a couple of blocks from Bal Harbour Shops, this Glatt Kosher steakhouse is worthy of an occassion. From dry-aged prime rib to pepper-crusted filets, all the big hitters are here, along with an extensive sushi menu for diners looking for something a little lighter.
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, stuffed grape leaves and shawarma wraps are among the attractions at this very busy, family-friendly, indoor/outdoor eatery.
Mediterranean A LA TURCA — 1848 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.925.5900; myalaturca.com. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food is the name of the game here, from hot and cold mezes, a dizzying array of kebabs, fresh seafood, and of course, tempting baklava. Finish your meal with a cup of strong Turkish coffee that’s sure to get you through the day—or night. JUVIA — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.763.8272; juviamiami.com. A trinity of French, Japanese and Peruvian cooking
styles merge under the collaboration of three talented chefs using the freshest ingredients they can find. Sip a cocktail at the beautiful backlit amethyst gemstone bar, nosh on warm or cold appetizers, and enjoy creatively designed entrees. MAzzA MEdITERRANEAN CUISINE — 15749 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954.436.9997; mazzarestaurant.com. This little space inside a strip center belies the dining experience to be had here, from the pita triangles with an addictive garlic dip to shawarma, kababs, moussaka, and lamb chops.
Mexican CANTINA LAREdO — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.457.7662, cantinalaredo.com. Authentic Mexican dishes such as hand-rolled enchiladas are on the menu here along with fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks, served up in a sophisticated, cozy atmosphere. And don’t forget the huevos rancheros and chicken fajita omelet for Sunday brunch.
MEXICO BRAVO AUTHENTIC MEXICAN — 16850 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305.948.1158; mexicobravo.com. Come for the genuine Mexican food cooked by Mexican chefs, such as their trademarked “Califlorida” burrito and sizzling fajita taco salad. Check out the weekday lunch specials and ongoing drink specials. ROSA MEXICANO — 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.695.1005; rosamexicano. com. Whether you opt for Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs for brunch, mouth-watering Chicken Tortilla Pie for lunch, Mole Xico beef enchiladas for dinner, or over-the-top dessert, your tastebuds will be doing a Mexican hat dance.
Seafood ALTAMARE — 1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305.532.3061; altamarerestaurant.com. Enjoy the freshest seafood offerings from Chef Simon Stojanovic, along with delectable desserts, in the cozy dining room in front of the open kitchen or outdoors on the sidewalk amid the pedestrian action of Miami Beach. Delicious cocktails and an excellent wine list round out the experience.
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AreA 31 — In the EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.424.5234; area31restaurant.com. Go for the views; stay for the food. Or is it the other way around? Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Nestled on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami, diners get a literal bird’s eye view of the city while digging into a seafood-centric menu, which includes dishes like Oyster Mushroom Risotto and Pork and Scallop Wontons. IKrA reSTAUrANT & LOUNGe — 16850 Collins Ave., Ste. 106-A, Sunny Isles Beach; 305.974.0081; ikramiami.com. Seafood is the focus at this new Sunny Isles restaurant, which serves fusion food from around the globe and boasts neoclassical designs and plenty of event space. SeASpIce — 422 NW N. River Drive, Miami, 305.606.1413; seaspicemiami.com. The menu at this seafood brasserie on the Miami River embraces the idea of comfort food while elevating it to new heights; think Octopus à la Plancha, Escargot Toast and pappardelle with braised short ribs and white truffle oil.
WILd SeA OySTer BAr & GrILLe — 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.0671; riversidehotel.com. Organic and sustainable ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks, and of course, a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters plus Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche.
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.
AjI cArBON — 16978 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach, 786.955.6894; ajicarbonrestaurant.com. Peruvian food incorporates flavors from a wide variety of cultures, including Incan, European, African and Asian, and the menu here includes all the heavy hitters from ceviches and causas to a variety of soups, risottos and fish dishes.
chOLO’S cevIche GrILL — 1127 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.947.3338; choloscevichegrill.com. An intriguing blend of Spanish, Italian and Peruvian cuisines, including ceviches, tiraditos, stir fries, pastas and more. Try the chicha morada, deep purple corn “tea” spiked with cloves, cinnamon and sugar.
BArrIO LATINO — In the Shoppes at the Waterways, 3585 NE 207th St., Aventura, 305.692.4455; barriolatinoaventura.com. A selection of Mexican fajitas, steaks from the Argentine grill, Cuban dishes like lechon asado and seafood.
eL GrAN INKA — 3155 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 305.940.4910; graninka.com. A unique fusion of Peruvian ingredients with Chinese, Italian and Spanish influences. Fish, seafood and meats with rich and light sauces delight a broad spectrum of palates. Centuries of Peruvian tradition sprinkled with international flair.
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La Huaca peruvian cuisine — 2000 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.239.8722; lahuacaperuviancuisine.com. Peruvian specialties include a variety of ceviches and tiraditos as well as Lomo Saltado, Pescado a lo Macho (Fish Peruvian Style), Arroz Chaufa, and their delicious take on lasagna filled with creamy shredded chicken and Peruvian yellow pepper sauce. 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, texasdebrazil.com. This authentic Brazilian churrascaria starts you off with a 50-item “salad” bar and continues with skewers of hand-carved beef, sausages and chicken that continue to be served until you say enough—a true experience in culinary overload.
Specialty aLaska cOffee rOasTing cO — 13130 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami; 786.332.4254; acrcmiami.com. In addition to roasting organic and wild beans in house, a full menu offers diners a wide array of options, from sandwiches, salads and quiche to pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven. Don’t leave without picking up a pastry. What else goes better with a fresh cup of coffee? BerTOni geLaTO caffe — In Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.390.7261; bertonigelato.com. No need to go chasing after the ice cream truck now that Bertoni Gelato has set up its carretino, or cart, at the Aventura Mall. Find it in front of the Burberry store. If you’re looking for something more substantial, their cafe is just outside the Disney store. caviar & MOre — 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura Mall, 305.936.8554; caviarmore. com. Delicious offerings such as caviars, smoked salmon, foie gras, truffles, cheeses and chocolates along with accoutrements
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With more than three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and condo developer in Brazil and the U.S., Claudio Stivelman, CEO of S2 Development, is a creator—and he derives much satisfaction from seeing the results of his endeavors. In fact, he makes each of his developments seem like a musical research project before he puts down the finishing touches. “I like creation,” says Stivelman who was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Miami in 1991. “I study the area, read my notes, finish the production, then survey what I did. Like a maestro chooses his violinist, saxophonist and pianist, I coordinate all of my components, then wait for everyone to stand up and applaud.” With appropriate bravura, Stivelman has thus approached the development of O Residences in Bay Harbor Islands, a coloratura of boutique island living
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with plenty of water features and a natural eco-atrium created by a green hanging garden trellis system. “I like the water, and Rio and Miami are the only places I have ever lived,” notes Stivelman. “When I discovered Bay Harbor Islands, I realized it is a forgotten jewel next to Bal Harbour, a wonderful place to live with all the joys of waterfront living.” Stivelman is excited about his project in Bay Harbor Islands, which is set to be completed by the end of 2017, and sees it as the type of residential property that will be popular in the future. He named it O Residences and decided on nine floors with 41 one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury waterfront residences measuring from 1,060-1,466-square feet with six units to a floor, and prices ranging from the $500,000s to upwards of $1 million. All units have glass-paneled terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. Kitchens and bathrooms are fitted with European cabinetry, quartz countertops and top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances; bathrooms feature marble floors. Each unit, regardless of size, is “Smart” tech ready so owners can communicate with the valet, security, or front desk at a click or touch of a button. “The interiors are minimalist chic,” says the developer. “Buyers so far are mainly Latins looking for a second home. We also have New Yorkers. All of the interested people find the property to be a wonderful address with a good location surrounded by beautiful parks and water.” In fact, the applause sounds the loudest when owners see the water features. There are waterfalls, a water deck, a private zero-edge Sunset Pool, a boomerangshaped infinity hot tub, cabanas and a boat dock. “I did a deal with a boat company so O Residences owners can make a reservation the day before and have a boat to use at no charge,” says Stivelman. “All they pay for is gasoline. I want them to have everything imaginable for perfect island living—everything that I love.” Claudio Stivelman, CEO There is also a 1,000-square-foot of S2 Development. fitness center with bayfront views, lockers, a steam room and a sauna. The entire property feels like a resort. 190
Stivelman, who also developed Artech, a $210 million Miami waterfront loft community designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott with a marina and the latest technology, is also excited about his other property-in-progress nearby. MUSE Sunny Isles Beach is S2’s joint venture with Property Markets Group and is aimed at buyers who prefer a small building. It’s a glass 50-story building also designed by Ott and will offer only 68 residences. MUSE will have only 68 residences in an enclave of tranquility directly on Sunny Isles Beach. “The building’s exterior will appear to melt seamlessly into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean,” says Stivelman. “Each residence, from 1,400-1,900 square feet, will be delivered furniture-ready, complete with interior design by Miami’s Antrobus + Ramirez.” The project should also be completed by the end of 2017, with prices for units going as high as $4 million each. “When steady developers with a track record venture into a good market, they know what to do,” says Stivelman of his current projects. “There is lots of opportunity now for experts. The fun is in the coordination—and of course, the finale.”
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3370 hidden Bay dr., #3815, aventura: $3,500,000 Spectacular two-story 5bdr / 3bth unit features 200K custom kitchen. 1,000 sq. ft. Balcony with panoramic intracoastal and ocean views of Aventura and Sunny Isles. Exquisite marble and wood flooring. Experience exceptional amenities at Hidden Bay, concierge, Fitness center, pools, marina, and more.
3370 ne 190th st., #ts3900, aventura: $7,500,000 A palace in the sky! unique 2 story tower suite, 24ft ceilings, SE corner with 360 views of ocean, intracoastal, city sunrise and sunset. More than 5,500 sq. ft. of living area and 4,500 sq. ft. of balcony.
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2000 island Blvd., #2610, aventura: $649,500 - Gorgeious move in ready 2/2bdr condo with breathtaking views located at presitigious Willisams Island a premier, 5-star resort with tennis, spa, café, restaurants, marina, and pool.
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14059 PeaCe river Wy., Palm BeaCh Gardens: $3,995,000 7,3000 sq.ft. Equestrian home to be built on 6 acres by new York developer, Leopold Group. Features include 2 grand master suites w/ study & living area. 2 Junior suites & a powder room. Gourmet kitchen w/ indoor & outdoor dining rooms. Formal living room w/ fireplace, high end amenities & finishes throughout. Outdoor kitchen, ground pool, pool house w/ cabana spa bath & clay tennis court. Eight stable barn, guest suite, lounge & 3 car garage.
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3370 ne 190th st., #1503, aventura: $950,000 Magnificent updated 3bdr condo with distinct floor plan in upscale building. Spectacular ocean and intracoastal views from every room. Garage parking for 2. Available 10x15 storage unit. Full service building, many amenities.
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