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12 10 Lincoln Road Mall The premier

shopping destination on South Beach

12 Sea Miami The ever growing

Yacht charter industry in south Florida

16 Rashid Alli Das Model Manegement

18 Planta Vegan gourmet dining brought to Miami by David Grutman

22 Valet Tan The very best spray tan in Miami

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24 Stay Shady The best sunglassess for sun and sport.

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26 Model to CEO:Kat Quinn The founder of the Kat Agency

28 A Day in the Keys

Fashion Editorial from designer Denisse Diaz and shot by Victor Sanabrais

34 Food + Drink

Check out a few of must try dining spots.

50 Destinations

South Beach sexiest pools

58 Style

From Vegan bags to sexy bikinis The Gibson collective Mahina Bikinis

38 Living

Luxury Miami Real Estate and Design

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38 Dining Guide The best of Miami Dining Spots

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LINCOLN ROAD

When one thinks of shopping in South Beach, Lincoln Road is the first thing to come to mind. With some of the world’s largest retailers such as H&M, Lacoste and Zara, it is a one stop shop for most. But little do the locals know, Lincoln Road was built back in the 1050’s by the famous architect Martin Lapidus, also behind the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Hotel designs. Today when strolling down the outdoor shopping center you can find the Regal Cinemas South Beach, 18 state of the art Cinema, anchoring the corner of Lincoln and Alton, and a number of dining hot spots, such as Doraku Sushi and Chotto Matte. Food, shopping, art, movies, Lincoln Road has it all and makes for the perfect post beach spot for happy hour. LI N CO L N ROA D MA L L .CO M


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SEA MIAMI


Life in South Beach, Miami, revolves around the water. With Biscayne Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, there is not one place in South Beach where you will be more than a mile from a large body of water. This means it is not uncommon to see a group out jet skiing on a Wednesday for lunch, a large mega yacht cruise through Biscayne, or a gorgeous Azimut pull up to a waterfront restaurant off Miami River. Boats, just like people, come in all shapes and sizes and are arguably the best way to experience Miami, wether it is to take a weekend trip to Bimini, cruise around Key Biscayne or take a sunset cruise. And contrary to what one might think, you don’t have to be a boat owner to enjoy the benefits of having a boat. Many visitors choose to charter yachts for the day, a weekend, a week, etc. Chartering is a very desired option for many reasons, one of them is being able to see Miami with a professional captain, who has extensive area knowledge to guide you and your friends to the best spots for water adventures and fine dining. Imagine cruising through Miami on a gorgeous 55 foot Azimut, included with 3 staterooms, a full gally, stove and all the amenities of a luxury hotel! With a day filled of open ocean exploration, snorkeling, cruising by Star and Palm Island and sipping on a delicious cocktail with your favorite tunes playing on board, it’s easy to see why chartering is a popular choice amongst Miami visitors. For a list of local charters visit our website.

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THE REAL DEAL

DAS MODEL MANAGEMENT Rasheed Alli, the 31 year-old former Ford agency model and tech entrepreneur from Columbia, Missouri, is pioneering a new industry standard for the international talent management business since opening the doors of DAS Model Management based in Miami Beach. In less than 20 months, his burgeoning independent agency has not only attracted some of the world’s most acclaimed names from today’s fashion world, but has become a fierce and competitive powerhouse, forcing the more established global agencies to take notice and rethink their game. Rasheed’s formula for the company’s rapid road to success? Bringing equally talented individuals from the industry within the agency’s four walls with the same progressive mindset, complementing his own belief in a more personalized talent development ethos. After witnessing the modeling industry’s tainted reputation with mismanagement and blatant disregard for the overall welfare of models, Rasheed and his team have been turning a new leaf and implementing a corporate family-style structured framework that the agency’s growing stable of passionate models and loyal blue-chip clients have become fond of.


With an inherent focus on the personal and professional development of each individual image and reputation, DAS complements a client’s campaign with specific talent in the agency’s model portfolio of emerging and established names. This boutique ideology has created a more personable culture within DAS’ management business that has forged a lasting bond between the agency’s roster of models and its national and international client base. Rasheed dedicated himself towards building a world-class executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience in the fashion industry. At the helm of the agency’s day-to-day operations is Paolo Buonfante, one of the industry’s most respected set of eyes for recruiting lasting modeling talent and someone who has developed the likes of Kate Upton, Christine Teigen and Nina Agdal, among numerous others, during his esteemed 30-year career. Rasheed shares his thoughts on the past, present and future of the industry and his own successes as arguably the youngest trailblazer in the talent management arena. What do you think sets DAS Model Management apart from other agencies? There has been a long history of talent mismanagement in the industry – especially among new models who are starting out. Many girls are recruited and are not given the personal guidance or mentoring towards beginning their career on the right foot. This can lead to a model becoming despondent and rarely being booked. At DAS, we only recruit talent we know have a promising future as a working model. Our highly experienced team is very hands-on and grooms each individual towards reaching his or her full potential. We never charge for initial testing shots and give our models creative freedom to adopt their own personality in front of the camera. Paolo, our head of talent management, is one of the most experienced in the industry and is entirely hands-on with developing the models he personally recruits. Very rarely will you see someone so senior being so responsive and nurturing with every model on a day-to-day basis. A personal and attentive management style is our core philosophy. Tell us what the future holds for DAS Model Management? Growth in the modeling business for a young agency like DAS is a marathon not a sprint. Just like our new and emerging models, we have to grow and build a reputation within the industry in order to become established. This takes time. We aim to generate as much exposure as possible for the great work we do and convey our core philosophy in the right way so we can build trust and a solid history of competency in order to improve the culture, raise the standard and meet the needs of the industry that are currently not being met. Read complete interview on our website

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THAT PLANT LIFE

ENTRANCE

One of South Beach’s newest crazes is David Grutmans vegan restaurant, Planta, located South of Fifth. With local foodies and visiting celebrities, it has had its fair share of amazing reviews and paparazzi. Not only is the restaurant completely vegan, but a large amount of their fresh ingredients come straight from their rooftop garden, taking locally grown to a whole new level. Pizza, chocolate desert, burgers, they have it all and you would never know it was vegan! And the space is just as inviting as the menu, with tropical interior decor, comfy seating and the perfect food selfie lighting in every corner, its no wonder Planta was a hit from the start. 850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8513; plantarestaurants.com

MENU HIGHLIGHTS CAULIFLOWER TOTS Truffled almond parmesan $11.25 SPRING ROLLS Mushrooms, bean sprouts, wheat berries, cilantro, kimchi, chili lime sauce $11.75 PLANTA BURGER Queso, dill pickles, tomato, lettuce, mustard, chipotle aïoli, tajin fries $19.95 HEART OF PALM “CRAB” CAKES Chana dal, coconut milk, cilantro $23.50

HEART OF PALM “CRAB” CAKES

PIZZA MEAT LOVERS Tomato sauce, farro “sausage”, roasted garlic, cashew mozzarella, mushroom “bacon” $19.25


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THE REAL GLOW

V

ALET TAN gives clients

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the city, she learned, through trial and

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Started up in 2012 on South Beach,

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Falen Angel Whipple’s infectious personality bubbles up and over, spreading her expertise lavishly across

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STAY SHADY

Show off your personal style with a pair of sporty beachy sunglasses, enjoy the day on the beach or wear them during your favorite sports activity.


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By Aroon Duncanson

MODEL TO CEO: KAT QUINN

When walking into The Kat Agency, Fort Lauderdale office, you are first greeted by their cat, Meow Meow, and then several of their employees busily working at the office desktops. In the furthest office room is Kat and her husband/business partner, Jordan, answering phone calls, texts and endless emails. Kat Quinn, CEO and founder, is dressed to perfection, as always, her blonde locks laying perfectly over her shoulders and the most bright, white smile. With her full time staff of employees and a packed calendar you would think she has been running her agency forever. When in fact Quinn only just founded The Kat Agency 6 years ago, in 2012, with her husband Jordan Tomback. Quinn has always had a passion for being in the fashion industry, as she studied at Santa Reparata International School of Art, in Florence Italy and from there she went to the University of Miami where she received her BA in communication, fashion studies and studio art. Her love for fashion and all things industry related are what fueled her to start modeling full time and become an Imdb certified wardrobe stylist. In 2004 Quinn began her modeling career, working for brands such as, Google, Bacardi, Hyatt Hotels and many more. After years of working as a model Quinn wanted to capitalize on her personal experience in the modeling industry and fix the problems that were so commonly seen in modeling agencies.


She wanted to be hands on with all of her talent, to provide proper training, offer wardrobe styling for clients, create a software that allowed talent and clients to easily book jobs and create a space that would allow talent to virtually work for themselves, but through a platform provided by the agency. “Experiential marketing is a $350 Billion Industry and it’s such a new way of marketing that not a lot of brands are sure how to utilize it. At almost every event we work, companies come up to me and ask how we do what we do and how to hire us, said Quinn.” In a nutshell, Quinn created an agency that is an all in one, and the industry loves it. In more simple terms, The Kat Agency is an experiential marketing and talent agency. With talent in 265+ cities, providing 1,000+ bookings per year and representing high-end clientele such as JetSmarter, Isaiah, Sunseeker, and the Standard Hotel, to name a few. They staff talent for events, promotional models, makeup artists, athletes, and more. The agency is evolving in the marketplace, as a whole, from how a client finds talent, and how talent are presented to clients. And their newest endeavor is The Kat Agency app. “To date, we have grown strictly with word of mouth. When things really ramped up, we began creating our own technology to manage the many moving parts,” said Quinn. The Kat Agency has an in-house CTO, Sean Cosentino, who built a platform that allows for an easy and simple booking process, one that is revolutionary to the industry. The Kat Agency has turned their website from manual to a fully automated system. From a full time model, to a female CEO, Quinn has taken the industry by storm and made sure to keep her values a priority at every turn. Not only is she a prominent female figure in the industry, but she has recently begun to reach out to the community and get more involved in helping other, young entrepreneurs. “I want to be someone that young entrepreneurs can look up to and seek advice from, I love helping people, and I feel that I’ve learned so much these past few years owning my own business, and I want to share that knowledge,” said Quinn. As The Kat Agency slogan implies, their goal is to always “Lead by Example. Visit: www.thekatagency.com

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A DAY IN THE KEYS


Model: Hailey Outland // Next Models Miami Photographer // Victor Sanabrais Hair & Makeup // Khadine Beauty Location // Islamorada, Florida Keys Swimwear // Denisse Diaz // Havana Nights Collection

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CHOTTO MIAMI If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, Chotto Matte is a must. Located near Lincoln Rd Mall, the entrance slightly hidden from the average tourist, Chotto Matte offers its guests a contemporary, Japanese inspired dining experience. With an amazing roof skylight, lush hanging garden, wood ceilings and impressive wall art by local graffiti artists, it is impossible not to be impressed as soon as you step inside. Kurt Zdesar, restaurant owner of NZR group, brought over head chef Jordan Sclare, from London, to create the amazing selection of foods, from the Nikkei Sashimi, made with fresh yellow tail and truffle, or the Robata Barbecue, it’s impossible to not love everything you order. Even the cocktails are like no other and will have you wanting more.

For more information, please visit www.chotto-matte.com


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LISA VAN WAGENEN

PORTOFINO TOWER, APT 2005 300 S POINTE DR, MIAMI BEACH $3,500,000 | 2,340 s.f. | 3 Beds | 2½ Baths

Lisa Van Wagenen Senior Director of Luxury Sales Miami | New York | The Hamptons | Palm Beach Office (305) 726-0100 Mobile (305) 495-8417 E-mail LisaV@bhsusa.com Website http://www.bhsmiami.com/lisa


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NO. 3 SOCIAL

By Aroon Duncanson

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t is no secret that Miami is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. And quite a few of these hidden gems can be found in the Wynwood area, also known as an artists wonderland. In October of 2017, Wynwood had its very first rooftop bar and lounge debut, No.3 Social. With a gorgeous, rooftop view of Biscayne and its eclectic design, No. 3 Social serves as the perfect stop for

those wandering the art filled walls of Wynwood.

Not only does the wide arrange of delicious, unique cocktails and boozy popsicles draw in a crowd, but the weekly entertainment itself is worth stopping in. No. 3 Social lounge offers a number of different entertainments, such as Strictly Vinyl on Thursday, Funk-it-Friday’s, Straight Up & Dirty on Sundays and plenty of other performances during the weekend. Below the bar and lounge is Three restaurant, both helmed by legendary Florida Chef Norman Van Aken and hospitality partners Susan Buckley and Candace Walsh; where they serve fresh ceviche, straight from the crystal waters of Key West or a plate of Shorty’s Nachos, loaded with delicious cheese and toppings. No. 3 Social is truly a place that embodies Wynwood’s artistic culture, while offering specialty cocktails and delicious meals. For more information, please visit www.no3social.com or call (305) 748-4540. @No3Social


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AZABU

For those seeking an authentic Japanese dining experience, AZABU Miami Beach, is a clear choice. Located in the Stanton Hotel 161 Ocean Dr., AZABU just opened its doors this past winter. With an open kitchen and sushi counter, aka “The Den”, guests can watch as their food is prepared and delivered by only the best Tokyo trained sushi chefs. This Michelin-starred concept offers the best traditional Japanese and Omakase experience, as well as an extensive selection of sakes and Japanese whiskies, to leave you with a lasting flavor of AZABU’s luxury dining.

STANTON HOTEL 161 OCEAN DRIVE MIAMI BEACH VISIT: AZABUGLOBAL.COM

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destinations

THE CONFIDANTE MIAMI BEACH 4041 Collins Avenue Miami Beach

When you think beach, you think South Beach. Known for our luxury hotels, Art Deco style, gorgeous beach front properties and extravagant hotel pools. We wanted to share four of our favorite, must see, South Beach pools.


FAENA HOTEL 3201 Collins Avenue, South Beach FL. SETAI HOTEL 2001 Collins Avenue, South Beach FL.

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THE 1 HOTEL 3201 Collins Avenue, South Beach FL.


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IL VILLAGGIO #1406 1455 OCEAN DR, MIAMI BEACH, FL $3,100,000 | 1,780 s.f. | 3 Beds | 3 Baths

Lisa Van Wagenen Senior Director of Luxury Sales Miami | New York | The Hamptons | Palm Beach Office (305) 726-0100 Mobile (305) 495-8417 E-mail LisaV@bhsusa.com Website http://www.bhsmiami.com/lisa

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BEAUTY FROM DOWN UNDER

Model: Megan Blake Irwin // Das Model Management Photographer: Victor Sanabrais - VSP Studios Hair & Makeup: Khadine Beauty Location: The Confidante Miami Beach Swimwear provided by King Dogma Available at bikiniondemand.com


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LIVIN’ THE RIGHT WAY Local Miami model, Aroon Duncanson, and world renowned artist, Megan Duncanson, have started their own empowering fashion label based in Miami, Florida. The mother, daughter duo launched a designer purse line in January 2018 focused on providing empowering designs to women around the world. Their brand, Livin’ The MAD Life, is completely vegan and cruelty free, made from synthetic materials and faux leather. They also have a hand painted, original line, where they repurpose bags and purses and create a new original artwork, using fashion acrylic paints. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, only behind the oil industry, and the mother, daughter duo are doing their part to eliminate fast fashion, and give purses a second life. Livin’ The MAD Life is also a large advocacy for women’s rights and female empowerment. Megan Duncanson, mother and designer, has a past history involving domestic violence, which inspired her to create her own symbols, and artwork, that inspire and bring happiness into those lives it touches. Megan and Aroon frequently volunteer with a local nonprofit that helps women involved with human trafficking and domestic violence. Livin’ TheMAD Life also donates 20% of all profits to a local non profit charity focused on helping local women. Their brand is currently online sale only, but they plan to expand and spread their message as the years go on. Check out this amazing mother, daughter duo, doing their part to help the environment, animals and women all over the world. www.LivinTheMADLife.com | @LivinTheMADLife | info@livinthemadlife.com


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LAKEN ROMAINE Das Model Management Favorite Movie: To catch a Thief Favorite swimsuit style: Sexy two pieces Favorite SOBE Restaurant: Casa Tua Dream Vacation spot: Greece


LISA VAN WAGENEN

ACQUALINA, APT 3401 17875 COLLINS AVE, SUNNY ISLE, FL $2,750,000 2,736 s.f. | 4 Beds | 4 Baths

Lisa Van Wagenen Senior Director of Luxury Sales Miami | New York | The Hamptons | Palm Beach Office (305) 726-0100 Mobile (305) 495-8417 E-mail LisaV@bhsusa.com Website http://www.bhsmiami.com/lisa


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THE GIBSON COLLECTIVE

Stefani Greenspan, co-founder

Priscilla Burstyn, co-founder


Leaving Miami empty handed is never a good idea, and treating yourself to a token from Miami is the best way to remind yourself of the amazing memories made during your time in South Beach. And what is the best sort of token to take with you? Jewelry of course! The Gibson Collective, founded in 2017, by good friends Priscilla Burstyn and Stefani Greenspan, has created the perfect pieces to make you feel strong and empowered. With their unique earrings, necklaces, rings and anklets, these pieces are timeless and iconic, much like South Beach. Check them out at: www.gibsoncollective.com

EAR CUFF $175.00

14K White gold pave diamond ear cuff Non Pierced ear clip cuffs

STAR ROXY $650.00 14KT Yellow Gold Box chain with pave diamond star charm Rhodium finish16” chain

AMOR NECKLACE $895.00 14KT Yellow Gold layering necklace with pave diamond heart shaped charm Rhodium finish 20” chain

APRIL RUBY $895.00 14K yellow gold with red rubys 14”chain with 2” extension

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THE MAHINA LIFE


L

iving in Miami we are constantly seeking and finding new swimsuit brands. But one that has stood out to us, is Mahina Bikinis, owned and designed by Marissa Lew. This Miami based swimwear company has been seen on Vanity Fair UK, British GQ and Jetty Girl Surf Magazine. The brand is about creating swimsuits for every shape and size, something that can be hard for some. So we took a moment to ask Marissa about her company and here is what she had to say:

Do you find it hard to make styles that fit every body type? I know what it’s like to have curves and I know the areas that accentuate and what is unflattering so from personal experience i’d like to say it’s easy but not everyone has the same body! Sometimes it can be a challenge to get it right for all body types but luckily I have more than one swimsuit so if one style doesn’t fit your type another one will. What's your favorite swimsuit to date? Ah, this is a hard question! I’d have to say I am in between the “Jess” top and the “Dylan” top along with the “Emily” high waisted bottoms and our “Lauren” bottoms that are super small and cheeky - I guess I have a favorite depending on the day!? What makes you different from other swim brands? What sets Mahina Bikinis apart from other swimwear brands is that my main focus is on creating bikinis that run true to size without lacking in style. On a personal level I have had many issues in the past spending big bucks on bikinis only to have them not fit correctly. I also had friends from models to bigger girls who were having similar issues with sizing. Therefore, when I created Mahina I set out to make sure that bikinis ran true to size, no matter what size you are! Has Miami proven to be the best place for your company? I think that Miami is an amazing place to start and run a bikini company. I mean, it’s hot and sunny here year round so bikinis are a year round necessity. What's your favorite thing about Mahina Bikinis? My favorite thing about my brand is being able to make bikinis that make girls feel and look good in. Seeing it all come to life from my sketchpad to the customer is definitely very rewarding. What does Mahina mean? Mahina means moon in Hawaiian Marissa is currently working on adding new and updated prints and colors to her latest collection. To keep up to date with Mahina Bikinis and their upcoming events you can follow them on Instagram @Mahina.Bikinis

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STATE OF YOGA

PHOTO BY CHRIS BORCHETTA


The hustle and bustle of Miami can get to us all, which is why State of Yoga is the perfect spot to recenter yourself and practice one of many traditional yoga classes. Sandrine Kamhi, an accomplished yoga teacher, recently opened up her new yoga studio offering numerous classes from, Vinyasa For, Jivamutki Yoga, Dharma Mittra, Meditation and more. With some of Miami’s top teachers, one can find a studio that sticks with a strong, traditional, yoga practice filled with endless knowledge, quality and top instruction. “We don’t offer anything new or fancy; we are simply a continuation of teachers and lineages of yoga that have come before us and we proudly and humbly serve yoga practitioners our best. We incorporate devotion, energy, passion and knowledge into our classes each day,” said Sandrine. State of Yoga also offers mentorship programs, well workshops, yoga retreats and Yoga Alliance certified teacher training. So when you’re looking to recover from life and give your body a little tlc, consider stopping by State of Yoga, where their mission is to honor the science of yoga as a holistic process to create a lifestyle of health, happiness, and abundance.

STATEOFYOGA.COM • 305.707.0787

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CARILLON, MIAMI BEACH

BY KAY PETRAM

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is everything the name lets on – a comprehensive retreat offering the best wellness amenities around. The largest spa in the region, seemingly endless fitness class offerings and an integrative medical health center highlight luxury amenities not matched on Miami Beach. The sound of chirping birds and calming rain echo in a dimly lit space while mist and scents of mint envelope one of the nine therapeutic features that are part of the Thermal Experience. This one-of-a-kind, European-inspired circuit will leave you destressed and zen. The 70,000-square foot spa offers dozens of massages, facials and body wraps as part of its lengthy menu – there’s something for everyone. Around the corner is a two-story, state-of-the-art gym with nothing but beach views. Aside from your typical cardio and weight lifting equipment, over 300 group fitness classes are included in the programming – think Pilates, yoga, barre, ballet, boot camps, boxing and a two-story indoor rock wall. Laps at the adult-only rooftop pool are a cooler option during a hot Miami day. If the gym-spa rotation isn’t cutting it, on-site expert Dr. Adonis Maiquez offers services in supervised weight loss, detoxification and spiritual health, among others. For more details visit: www.carillonhotel.com


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Beauty is definitely subjective but everything that Monica Suleski touches becomes beautiful, and that’s not subjective it’s a fact. Monica has created spectacular living spaces for countless Miami elites including several well known Miami Sports legends. Eclectic Elements, the furniture showroom and design center, located just south of downtown Miami is how Monica got her start creating fantastic spaces. The showroom is filled with contemporary and classic furniture, art and everything you need to dress up your multi-million dollar condo or waterfront home. Currently Monica is working on units in several of Miami’s most exclusive developments and a spectacular $13,500,000 home on Hibiscus Island. Not only is Monica a master when it comes to interiors, but she also spends her time traveling the world, where she gains much of her inspiration. If you’re in the market for the perfect home, inside and out, Monica Suleski is the call to make.

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Stunning tropical modern 5 bed and 5.5 baths home located on renowned Hibiscus Island with Southern exposure and Miami skyline views. Large telescopic sliding doors at rear create indoor outdoor living.Open floor plan, master suite with balcony overlooking the Bay, large walk-in closets, soaking tubs and luminous natural lighting. Completion summer 2019. Architect: Reinaldo Borges

$13,500,000 I 5,300 sqft I 5 Beds I 5 1/2 Baths MONICA SULESKI Office (305) 773-7467 MONICA@EEMIAMI.NET • WWW.EEMIAMI.NET


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DINING // MIAMI BEACH THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS

The amalgamation of Spanish and New World tapas was brought about by the appealing dive into molecular gastronomy of Celebrity chef José Andrés’. Enjoy foie PB&J, yucca churros and frozen blue cheese sandwiches by Philippe Starck. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.455.2999, sbe.com THE FORGE RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

What makes Shareef Malnik’s Miami Beach landmark legendary is its amazing wine cellar and incredible guest list. Another is the steak dishes made by executive chef Julia Doyne. 432 W. 41st St., Miami Beach, 305.538.8533, theforge.com HAKKASAN

Visit London restaurateur Alan Yau’s inaugural U.S. location for outstanding Chinese creations (likes of dim sum galore, peking duck with petrossian caviar and jasmine smoked ribs) at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 786.276.1388, hakkasan.com

PIZZA & BURGER BY MICHAEL MINA Burgers and pizza justice is done at this regular but still respected subterranean joint by Award-winning chef Michael Mina. In this case; Korean barbecue salmon with kimchi, jalapeno and cilantro, cucumber; smoked paprika with crispy potato with beef and chorizo patty or butter-simmered lobster and charred cauliflower pie. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4636, fontainebleau.com SUSHI GARAGE

Japanese culinary philosophy is respected here by using the freshest ingredients with bold and creative takes on traditional classics in this Sunset Harbour hot-spot. Award winning corporate pastry Chef Gregory and award-winning mixologist Jerome Hurtado joined Chef Oh in the Sushi Garage. 1784 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 sushigarage.com JAYA

Chef Mathias Gervais gives five-star, trans-ethnic cuisine with powerful influence from Asia at the Setai Hotel. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.520.6402, thesetaihotel.com MORENOS CUBA - EDITORS CHOICE Moreno’s Cuba is a vintage Cuba eatery Located at the Dorchester Hotel, created by the Latin Grammy Award Winning Jorge Moreno. Nestled down a tropical path off the Northwest corner of 19th St. and Collins Ave - 1850 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL www.morenoscuba.com (305) 497-2341 DRUNKEN DRAGON

If you want a Korean style barbecue spot revered by indigenes for its cooking, cracked spareribs, barbecued mushrooms in foil, hotpot ramen and Cuban banh mi, you just have to look for tinted windows and “Market” sign at the nondescript strip mall. 1424 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305.397.8556, drunkendragon.com

JUVIA

Have you ever thought of combining techniques and cookery from French, Japanese and Peruvian? What you get is a powerful triple flavors combined with an incredible view of the SoBe rooftop. 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.763.8272, juviamiami. com DINING GUIDE AVAILABLE AT TH E R E A L SO UTHBEACH.CO M


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THE LIDO RESTAURANT & BAYSIDE GRILL There is no better place to get the best view of the sunset, swim in the pool and enjoy a cheese or nut lasagna and vegan eggplant rather than the standard yet casual and full of flavor bayside grill. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 786.245.0880, standardhotels.com LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE

Get a good feeling of the old-world New York from Lobster Bar Sea Grille décor. The half cooked and half alive lobster makes you addicted and come back for more. 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.377.2675, buckheadrestaurants.com MR. CHOW

Visit W South Beach for a good feeling of 123-foot gold leaf and Swarovski crystal chandelier by Michael Chow himself. Everybody makes their way to the sophisticated Chinese restaurant to have a good feeling of Beijing. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.1695, mrchow.com NAUTILUS CABANA CLUB

The poolside cabana club situated inside Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel dishes out new age Mediterranean cuisines prepared with Florida ingredients. 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.483.2650, sixtyhotels.com PRIME ONE TWELVE

The generous portions, celebrity clientele loyal pro-athlete fan base and fried Oreos has made Myles Chefetz’s claim to restaurant fame the hardest one to beat, making it a Miami institution for years. 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.532.8112, mylesrestaurantgroup.com PRIME FISH

Myles Chefetz’s oceanic venture gives better dining of fish shack, also made available a well-stocked and amazing raw bar with vast menu to satisfy fans of seafood. Come have your brunch when both drinks and foods are of no limit. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.532.4550, mylesrestaurantgroup.com PRIME ITALIAN The relatively expensive definition of modern Italian cuisine and sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve (the unacceptable wait next door) of Myles Chefetz’s was brought about what started with a pound Kobe meatball. 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.695.8484, mylesrestaurantgroup.com SMITH & WOLLENSKY

Attractive services that looks sporty and a second-floor overlook deck have been added to the pizzazz in this 20-year-old classic steakhouse. Still has excellent service. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.2800, smithandwollensky.com STK MIAMI BEACH

Lil’ Wagyu Brgs and cowboy rib steaks render a whole wonderful dining and cool nightlife with live beats at this powerful steak lounge. 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.604.6988, togrp.com SUSHI SAMBA

Lincoln Road’s scene and your soul is elevated with the professional combination of Japanese-Brazillian cuisine, a rocking bar scene and a DJ. 600 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.673.5337, sushisamba.com

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DINING // MIAMI MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD & DRINK The first place to eat in the Desogn District and the restaurant that started the empire of Michael Schwartz’s. For lunch meeting, local salads or celebrity sighting, this eatery still has the best reputation as the perfect spot. 130 NE 40th St., Miami, 305.573.5550, michaelsgenuine.com SUGARCANE Catch a lively moment sipping beet mojitos amd noshingon bacon-wrapped dates with manchengo from the guys behind SushiSamba at this Midtown spot. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786.369.0353, sugarcanerawbargrill.com GARCIA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE & FISH MARKET This riverside restaurant has been made available for almost half a century providing classic Cuban desserts with a twist just like the guava-mango cheesecake to satisfy your sweet tooth. It has some of the freshest catch in the Magic City. 398 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305.375.0765, garciasmiami.com KIKI ON THE RIVER Lead the day with homemade Greek yogurt served with honycomb, toasted walnuts and thyme. The Greek favorites like the keftedakia (Greek-style meatballs) and lavraki (whole grilled fish) is made available at this riverside hot spot. 450 NW North River Drive, Miami, 786.502.3243, kikiontheriver.com KOMODO Want to lounge for mouth-watering Southeast fare inspired by Asia with A-list celeb sightings? Stop by nightlife king Dave Grutman’s three-story Brickell dining. 801 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.534.2211, komodomiami.com ZUMA Visit this restaurant for the globaly and publicly praised “pub fare” at the Epic Hotel by London restaurateur Rainer Becker. Yet, don’t be confused by the favor depiction. It’s sushi taking care of business. 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305.577.0277, zumarestaurant.com VERSAILLES

This Miami institution got its 15 minutes of fame with Calle Ocho and its Cuban Sandwich in the film Chef. Politicians find their way into the restaurant to discuss city matters while they eat ropa vieja and black beans. 3555 SW Eighth St., Miami, 305.444.0240, versaillesrestaurant.com SEASPICE

The exclusive service of bottle brunches, a lounge on the Miami River and a dock for those arriving by yacht is provided by this celebrity-approved seafood brasserie. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305.440.4200, seaspicemiami.com

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