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EXCLUSIVE MARKETING AND SALES AGENT DOUGLAS ELLIMAN DEVELOPMENT MARKETING Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section ���.���, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. The Developer is 2701 Bayshore Venture, LLC, (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trade names, logos, images, and trademarks depicted pursuant to license agreements. Terra Group and the Related Group are not the Developer. Pricing, design, amenities, and nearby attractions are subject to change without notice. Nearby shopping, entertainment, cultural, and dining attractions are not controlled by Developer and are not offered nor guaranteed by Developer. Broker participation welcome. Plans, features and amenities subject to change without notice. All illustrations and plans are artist conceptual renderings and are subject to change without notice. This advertisement does not constitute an offer in the states of NY or NJ or any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualif cation is required. Equal housing opportunity.
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HYDEMIDTOWNMIA.COM 786.422.0681 Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the prospectus for the condominium and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the prospectus. Any sketches, renderings, graphic materials, plans, designs, art, specifications, terms, conditions and statements are proposed only, and the Developer (as is defined herein below), reserves the right to modify, revise or withdraw any or all of same in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
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All improvements, designs and construction are subject to first obtaining the appropriate federal, state and local permits and approvals for same. The photographs contained in this brochure may be stock photography and are used to depict the spirit of the lifestyles to be achieved rather than any that may exist. Nearby attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced or identified in this publication are off-site and not controlled by the Developer and there is no guarantee that these will not change. The managing entities, hotel operators, and restaurant operations within the condominium referred to are accurate as of the date of this publication; however, there is no guarantee that these will not change. This Condominium is being developed by PRH Midtown 3, LLC (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of The Related Group and of SBE Hotel Group, LLC pursuant to a license and marketing agreement with each. © 2013, PRH Midtown 3, LLC. All rights reserved unless otherwise credited to another. Unauthorized reproduction, display or other dissemination of such materials is strictly prohibited and constitutes copyright infringement.
Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the Developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statute, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NJ, NY and ORE, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. Your eligibility for purchase depends upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the prospectus for the condominium and no statements other than those in the prospectus should be relied upon.
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Prices, plans and speciﬁcations are subject to change and do not include optional features or premiums for upgraded units. Hyde® is a registered mark of SBE Licensing, LLC. Hyde Beach House is being developed by PRH 4000 South Ocean, LLC, (“Developer”), which, pursuant to license and marketing agreements, uses the trademarked names and logos of The Related Group and SBE Licensing, LLC. The Related Group and SBE Licensing, LLC are not the developer. The renderings, descriptions, and statements herein are proposed only. The Developer reserves the right to modify, revise, or withdraw any or all of the proposed plans described or depicted.
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This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase wil depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the Condominium and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus. Developer (as is defined herein below) reserves the right to revise or modify designs and construction specifications. All depictions of appliances, fixtures, counters, soffits, wall coverings, floor coverings, furnishings, closets, and other matters of detail, including, without limitation, items of finish and decoration, are conceptual only and are not necessarily the final finishes and details included with the purchase of a Unit. The managing entities, operators, hotel operators, amenities, resort managers, spas, restaurants, and other features referred to are accurate as of the date of this publication; however, there is no guarantee that these wil not change. Dimensions and square footage of the Units are approximate and may vary with actual construction. This Condominium is being developed by PRH Fairwinds, LLC (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos used herein pursuant to a license and marketing agreement. The Related Group, Fortune International Group, and The Fairwinds Group are not, singularly nor jointly, the developer. No real estate broker is authorized to make any representations or other statements regarding the project, and no agreements with, deposits paid to or other arrangements made with any real estate broker are or shall be binding on the Developer. All prices are subject to change. Services and products offered by any spa, resort, concierge, beach club, restaurant, or other vendor are offered for a fee. Consult the Prospectus for the site plan and the location of the Unit you desire. © 2014, PRH Fairwinds, LLC. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted, the content is owned by Developer and the unauthorized reproduction, display or other dissemination constitutes copyright infringement.
FOR THOSE LIVING IN ACTION OPENING 2017 A SOPHISTICATED FUSION OF BRILLIANT DESIGN, UNPARALLELED SERVICES,A FANTASTIC EQUINOX AND THE FIRST SOUL CYCLE IN THE HEART OF BRICKELL S T A R T I N G I N T H E L O W $ 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 S .
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SALES GALLERY 600 NE 31ST STREET T 305.744.5780 PARAISOBAYVIEWS.COM Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES OBTAIN THE PROPERTY REPORT REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND READ IT BEFORE SIGNING ANYTHING. NO FEDERAL AGENCY HAS JUDGED THE MERITS OR VALUE, IF ANY, OF THIS PROPERTY. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the condominium. The plans, speciďŹ cations, designs, amenities, recreational facilities, managing entities, hotel operators, and restaurant operations, (if any) referred to are accurate as of this publication; however, the Developer reserves the right in its sole discretion to change any of these. This condominium is being developed by FOUR PARAISO, LLC which has a limited right to use the trade names, logos, images, and trademarks depicted pursuant to license agreements. The Related Group is not the Developer.
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Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES SALES GALLERY 801 SOUTH MIAMI AVE. T 305.521.1619 Obtain the property report required by the federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units to residents of CT, ID, NY, NJ and OR, unless registered or exemptions are available, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state of residency. This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the condominium only. The plans, specifications, design, amenities, managing entities, hotel operators, restaurants operations, and resort style services (if any) referred to are accurate as of this publication; however, the Developer reserves the right to change any of these, as the Developer deems best it’s sole and absolute discretion. This condominium is being developed by AMCO PRH 801 SOUTH MIAMI AVENUE, LLC which has a limited right to use the trade names, logos, images, and trademarks depicted pursuant to license agreements. The Related Group, SBE Hotels, LLC, The Allen Morris Company and Yabu Pushelberg are not the Developer. © 2014 AMCO PRH 801 South Miami Avenue, LLC. All rights reserved unless otherwise credited to another.
BOTANIKOWESTON.COM T 877.421.4589 Broker participation welcome. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the presentation of the Developer, for correct representation, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes, to be furnished by the Developer or Buyer or Lessee. Not an offer where prohibited by State Statutes. Plans, features and amenities subject to
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FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES Sales Center: 17070 Collins Avenue, Suite 250, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 T 786 837 0007 www.jadesignature.com Residences starting at $3 million.
Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Project is being developed by Sunny Isles Beach Associates, LLC. Which has a right to use the trademark name and logo of Fortune International Group Corp.. Features, illustrations, graphics and depictions are conceptual and preliminary only and are for convenience of reference. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications, revisions and changes it deems desirable in its sole and absolute discretion without notice. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law. Architect of Record â€“ ADD Inc. Creative Agency:
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FRONT RUNNER Bob Marley onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1977. The global superstar (and South Florida regular) recorded some of his most revered tracks in Miami’s legendary Criteria Recording Studios.
Miami is not the first place you think of when you hear the name Bob Marley—the mere mention of the musical icon stirs up images of both the lush island countryside and the desolate third-world ghettos of his native Jamaica. However, since his death here in Miami at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now University of Miami Hospital) 34 years ago this month, the city has become inextricably linked to his legacy. Toward the end of his life, Marley was a regular in South Florida, having bought a house for his mother, Cedella Booker, in South Miami. He also had a presence in the hallowed halls of the Criteria Recording Studios in North Miami, where the finishing touches were put on his landmark 1976 album Rastaman Vibration. It would become his first album to crack the Billboard Top 10. “Originally we all moved to Miami to be closer to our grandmother and quickly fell in love with the vibe,” says Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter and the CEO of the Bob Marley Group of Companies. She runs the business from Miami, overseeing everything from the legend’s music to various Marleybranded products from shoes to beverages. “It reminds our family of Jamaica.”
“He loved [Miami] because there was no pressure here,” says Bob Perry, former owner of the now-shuttered Blue Note Records, once one of Miami’s most popular record stores. Perry worked as a record promoter in the late ’70s and helped break Marley’s single “Could You Be Loved” in the US. “He always came back. It was definitely a home for him.” Today, Marley stands as one of the foremost faces of peace, love, and liberation around the globe, with his songs having become anthems of hope and change for activists and music fans across races and nations. The next musical chapter of the Marley story is being written in Miami as well, as it’s home to Ghetto Youths International, the record label run by Bob’s Grammywinning sons Stephen and Damian. “My grandfather has inspired me in every way possible, and continues to do so,” says Stephen’s son, Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley, who also calls the city home, and whose modern reggae-dancehall is infused with elements of hiphop and EDM. “Being Miami was his home at one point, there is a strong local pride for his legacy and contribution to music.” OD
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FRONT RUNNER The Roman Pools Bathing Casino in Miami Beach, seen here in 1926, featured saltwater pools and a working Dutch windmill to pump in seawater.
When in Rome
Bathing pools were once the epitome of Beach luxury in a young But Bustling miami Beach. A full-size Dutch windmill may seem incongruous next to bushy palm trees, but that was hardly the only odd juxtaposition at Miami Beach’s famed Roman Pools Bathing Casino. After all: a bathing casino? The venue, built by developer John Collins and his son-in-law Thomas Pancoast, was the newest and most elaborate casino on Miami Beach when it opened in 1914. (It was Collins who actually coined the term “Miami Beach”; before then, others called the neighborhood Ocean Beach or Alton Beach.) Just three years later, another developer, Carl Fisher, bought the property and invested $350,000 into improvements, such as a second pool, restaurant, ballroom, shopping arcade, and the aforementioned windmill, which was used to pump in seawater for bathers. The pools themselves were saltwater and were split by a runway that was especially handy for showing off the latest in wool bathing suit styles—yes, wool, even on 90-degree summer afternoons.
Far from being just a redoubt to escape the Florida heat, the pools soon became as popular as any nightclub, attracting many of the area’s top swimmers as well. The Marconi wireless station (two wireless towers, installed in 1914 as part of the government’s attempts to increase communication, radio, and telegraph services) was a big draw, too, as was the beautiful pavilion itself, which was painted dark red and set among tall coconut palms. The bathing casino’s location on Collins Avenue also brought in pedestrian traffic, as people could gamble or relax at the coffee shop inside if they didn’t feel like going for a dip. By 1936, a day pass cost would-be bathers a whopping $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children. But as The Miami News reported, this included towels and umbrellas as well as “special luncheons and dinners for bathers at moderate prices.” It may not have been as lavish as, say, the Setai, but then again, what hotel today can claim a runway on its pool? OD
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May/June 2015 54 // Front runner 80 // Letter From the editor-in-ChieF
82 // Letter From the PubLisher
84 // ... Without Whom
this issue WouLd not have been PossibLe
86 // the List 163 // shot on site
STYLE 91 // bLonde ambition With two thriving Miami boutiques, Donatella Versace looks to the (very personal) future of the Versace brand.
94 // into the Future Summer’s sexiest accessories combine modern styling with sizzling shimmer.
98 // sunset ChiC Lauren Turchin’s boho jewelry collection, Meridian Avenue, pairs well with the Miami Beach vibe that inspired its name.
100 // styLe sPotLight Diane von Furstenberg launches a jewelry collection, Melissa Shoes opens in Aventura, and Cartier expands in the Design District.
102 // remaking
Chocolatexture by Nendo at Maison & Objet Paris. The renowned design trade show expands to Miami this month, with a fitting focus on the Americas.
cuLTurE 107 // bonjour, design! The famed Paris interior design show Maison & Objet launches a Miami Beach presentation this month.
photography by anne-emmanuelle thion
Tiffany & Co. introduces a new timepiece collection inspired by several icons in the 178-year-old brand’s history.
Miami Design District 139 NE 39th Street (305) 894-2960 Aventura Mall (305) 521-1800 214 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561) 655-5913 Town Center at Boca Raton (561) 367-9100 Cartier Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall (305) 661-7537
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Versus “was the label Gianni created for me to capture the rebellious soul of Versace,” says Donatella Versace, surveying a look from her latest collection.
Anatomy at 1220 combines advanced fitness technology with an upscale lounge ambience.
Lana Del Rey’s Endless Summer tour heats up West Palm Beach this June.
A 22-year veteran, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is changing the laws in Miami-Dade County to adapt to our changing times.
112 // SeaSonS Change
130 // BuiLDing LegaCy
Artist Roberto Gómez fnds inspiration in Homestead’s weather and rural landscape for a new installation at Locust Projects.
The Galbut-Menin family started with a small Miami Beach general store and over three generations have grown their business into a real estate and hospitality empire.
114 // DeLving Deep
134 // the aRt of wateR
Jill Deupi is helping carry University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum into the future by plumbing its collection’s depths.
Claudia López’s Art2o uses Miami’s love for bottled water to expand the Magic City’s art education.
118 // aLL in
136 // BoDy of woRk
From advanced ftness technology to the latest in soothing spa treatments, Anatomy at 1220 has everything to look and feel your best.
Modeling is just one element of Brad Cozza’s Miami life; he’s also an industry coach, real estate investor, and nightlife impresario.
110 // Rey of Light
Quality Meats ups Miami’s steakhouse game with its select “Butcher’s Cuts” and flavorful non-meat dishes like falafel-inspired chickpea-crusted oysters.
122 // CuLtuRe SpotLight This summer’s main events offer opportunities to rock out, laugh out loud, or just chill.
138 // wheeLS in Motion Sabrina Cohen turned a debilitating accident into a cause aimed at giving others with special needs access to Miami’s beaches
photography by rahi rezvani (versace); gary James (Quality meats)
127 // LaDy of the Law
taste 145 // The NexT GeNeraTioN of STeakhouSe The scion of Smith & Wollensky’s founder, Michael Stillman builds his own steakhouse empire with the opening of Quality Meats in Miami Beach.
148 // everyThiNG buT The STeak From hearty pastas and towers of seafood to decadent desserts, these Miami steak palaces excel at much more than sirloin.
152 // full of flavor Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar chef Adrianne Calvo is stirring the pot in Miami’s culinary scene.
154 // Duck, Duck, Spice Chef Aaron Taylor expands the purview of steakhouse menus with the spicy duck breast at STK Miami.
158 // WhiSkey WhiSperer
Bettina De Andrea mixes up the traditional martini with a pour of Bastille at PM Fish & Steak in Brickell.
160 // TaSTe SpoTliGhT From Mediterranean crudos to Southern brisket, Miami eateries deliver a global array of favors.
200 // objeTS D’affecTioN De miami
From starchitect-designed residences to the excitement surrounding the debut of the Maison & Objet Americas design fair, Miami is having a major moment.
208 // Simple pleaSureS
182 // Who’S ThaT Girl? Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui reprises her role as Hollywood hottie Sloan when Entourage returns as a big-screen feature this June.
Go against the colorful, patterned grain with minimalist fashions in a subdued palette for summer.
190 // WomeN of iNflueNce
219 // belleS of The builD
South Florida’s most notable ladies from a diverse array of industries share what inspires them and how they’re changing the region for the better.
The Miami skyline will see some groundbreaking changes in the next few years courtesy of the world’s leading architects.
Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui shows off her range in two diverse projects this summer: a Hollywood heiress in Entourage and a tough-as-nails cop in Murder in the First.
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T R E AT Y O U R S E L F TO T H E B E S T, A LWAY S .
Architect William Taylor designed Hammock House in Coral Gables to appear as if it was “floating above the ground.”
May/June 2015 222 // Big Boom, LittLe NeighBorhood
Little River, Lemon City, and Little Haiti are rising in popularity thanks to a happening scene and welcoming prices.
224 // oN the Up aNd Up Leading brokers Lana Bell and Katrina Campins talk about real estate buyers’ northward migration.
228 // hot metaL Miami-based interior designer Joe Fava demonstrates how to capture the Maison & Objet trend of home accents in brass and rose gold.
230// hammock haveN Architect William Taylor’s modernist Hammock House in Coral Gables is designed specifcally to capture the Florida sun.
236 // SoLo act Artefacto’s Paulo Bacchi debuts his fve-tiered frst collection as design director.
238 // deSigN SpotLight Curated boutiques in the Miami Design District offer an array of global goods, art, and a place to meet other creative talents.
Parting Shot 268 // a taxiNg SitUatioN For the wave of northerners looking for southern tax breaks, “moving” to Florida isn’t as simple as they think it is.
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EarliEr this spring, former Miami Heat star Ray Allen was coasting down Biscayne Boulevard on a quiet Sunday night. Passing by his old stomping grounds, he took to Instagram to share a picture of AmericanAirlines Arena and captioned it, “Just passed by the old job. Some great memories in that place. Driving thru the city listening to ‘In the Air Tonight,’ by Phil Collins and I’m feeling like Ricardo Tubbs.” Anyone who has lived in or visited Miami knows that feeling. It’s 80 degrees out, the sunroof is open, or the top is down. There’s a slight breeze off the ocean or bay, and you are blasting a great song. While the rest of the country is covering up in North Face coats and Ugg boots, you’re dressed for the endless summer. We all get those moments down here—we’ve all pressed the gas pedal a little too heavily blasting a great song, and used the steering wheel as a drum set. Whether it’s a nostalgic moment like Ray Allen’s or creating new memories in the moment, there is no shortage of good feelings and adrenaline rushes in this town. We like to celebrate and live life to its fullest, and that was never more evident than this past spring. From the World Golf Championships to the Miami Open Tennis tournament to the 100th anniversary of Miami Beach, Ultra Music Festival and Winter Music Conference, opening day for the Marlins, constant galas and festivals, restaurant openings like Quality Meats and The Grill at Bal Harbour, and new dwellings from Brickell’s 1100 Millecento to
South Beach’s 1 Hotel & Homes, there were plenty of festivities to drive to and from with our favorite songs echoing off the concrete of downtown or the palm trees of South Beach. This month, we continue to celebrate at Ocean Drive with our annual “Women of Influence” feature, showcasing the power, intelligence, philanthropy, and leadership of some of Miami’s most distinguished ladies. Our cover star, Emmanuelle Chriqui, will be doing some celebrating of her own, as the smash HBO series Entourage hits the big screen on June 5. She’s a woman of influence in her own right, drawing inner strength from life experiences and giving back through a variety of philanthropic endeavors. And of course all over town there will be sparks, too, from this month’s first annual Maison & Objet Americas, featuring the world’s greatest in home and design, to galas and charity events like the Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, the 13th annual FedEx/ St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala, and Irie Weekend. So put your seat belt on, turn your radios up, put down your car top, and get ready for your own Miami Vice moment. It’s going to be a wild ride.
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from far left: Celebrating the grand opening of Loewe in the Design District, with a lavish dinner at the Rubell Family Collection, here with Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Jose Diaz; at The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s 2015 Hearts and Stars Gala on Star Island with Marcel van Gemerden.
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from left: Courtland Lantaff with Allison Goldberg celebrating Brickell Eats presented by Ocean Drive magazine and SLS Lux; with Alan and Nathan Lieberman at Hotel Croydon; and with Jeff Ransdell and Cece
Feinberg at Ocean Drive’s Cultural Cocktails event with YoungArts to kick off YoungArts Miami 2015.
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Summer iS juSt around the corner, giving us a chance to take a step back from our normal routines, set aside time to do something new, or check off our lists some of the things that have sadly, but unavoidably, fallen by the wayside. Now is the time to reinvigorate. What better way to do that than with Hollywood siren Emmanuelle Chriqui? She’s heating up our cover as we start our summer, and in Ocean Drive’s pages, you’ll see what made her the star of HBO’s Entourage (the movie version of which is out June 5) and read about how she continues to cultivate her acting career. It’s appropriate, then, that this is our Women of Influence Issue. This month, we’re highlighting nine powerful women who give life to this burgeoning city, from leading major real estate developments that draw people from all over the world to preserving our beautiful coast and creating landscapes for future generations. We’ve also been eagerly awaiting the inaugural Maison & Objet Americas, which arrives in Miami Beach this May. This is the first time the Paris-based home and design trade show is being held on this side of the Atlantic, and we can’t wait for the world-renowned lifestyle event to establish a tradition here, as Art Basel has done. We’re also looking forward to the 93rd annual Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce dinner gala on Saturday, May 9. We’d like to congratulate this year’s honorees, entertainment legend Bernie Yuman and Alan and Diane Lieberman. We couldn’t be happier for all. We love and appreciate the relationship we’ve shared with them over the years, and we wish them continued success. See you around town…
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Billy Rood Photographer Billy Rood’s cinematic and ethereal imagery of fashion, beauty, and portraits always has a strong visual style, sophistication, energy, and wit. With his signature use of color and editing, his artistry feels timeless while staying fresh and modern. “Miami has great light and color, so there is always something unique to capture with the backdrop of the Miami Beach life and hotel scene,” says the photographer, who is inspired by personalities, laughter, women, cinema, and style. For this issue of ocean drive, Rood shot the “Women of Influence” feature. “I love meeting new people and quickly getting to know them as I shoot,” he says. “I was thinking of iconic female imagery and looking for ways to capture each subject in a beautiful and new compelling way.”
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Bryn Kenny began her career as an editor and writer at wwd and w magazine and served as public relations director for Dior Beauty. In 2013, she founded her own consulting firm, Bryn Kenny Creative, and currently represents a select list of beauty and lifestyle brands. Kenny interviewed Donatella Versace for this issue’s “Tastemaker.” “There’s a certain confidence and freedom to the way women dress in Miami that lends itself well to the Versace aesthetic,” she says. “Versace is all about sex and power— no apologies—and Miami women embody that spirit.”
A Miami-based freelance writer and copywriter, Becky Randel is a frequent contributor to people, w magazine, about.com, thedailymeal.com, and more. She is greatly outnumbered at home, where she lives with her husband, two young sons, and a male puggle. For ocean drive’s “Spirit of Generosity” column, Randel wrote about the Sabrina Cohen Foundation and the Miami Heart & Stroke Ball. “The level of passion and commitment was unwavering in both cases,” says Randel. “It’s amazing to see people so driven and dedicated to a greater good. The main difference is that Sabrina is her cause—there’s no work/ life separation; she lives her message every day.”
Miami-based Jon Warech collaborated with reality-TV star Kendra Wilkinson on her new york times bestselling memoir, sliding into home, and full house actress Jodie Sweetin on her 2009 memoir, unsweetined. In addition to ocean drive, Warech has covered entertainment and pop culture for us weekly and AOL’s mandatory.com; his work has also appeared in the new york daily news, vibe, the Miami herald, and espn the Magazine, among others. He interviewed cousins Keith Menin and Jared Galbut for this issue’s “Generations” column. “This is the type of business where you’d think there would be a lot of egos, but they put that aside and really put family first,” says Warech of the developers.
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Donatella Versace steers the Versace brand into the future with a new creatiVe director and deVelopment of the company’s design district home store. by bryn kenny
“Strong and powerful women can love frivolity too,” says Donatella Versace, artistic director of the fashion brand, which opened its first Versace Home store in the Design District last spring.
Since taking the helm of Versace nearly two decades ago, Donatella Versace has built a brand that is as synonymous with Italian glamour and luxury as it is with American pop culture. From Jennifer Lopez’s provocative Grammy Awards dress to the plethora of celebrities—most recently, Madonna—who have posed for the brand’s ad campaigns, Versace is constantly finding ways to create newness and excitement. “Versace is more than just a brand to me; it is family, and its DNA and traditions are in my blood,” says Donatella Versace. “What interests me is taking those traditions and pushing them forward into the future. I am obsessed with the future—to me, the past is boring.” And with the recent announcement of white-hot designer Anthony Vaccarello as the creative director of the brand’s sister label, Versus Versace, the future seems brighter than ever. “I’ve followed Anthony’s work from his very first collection, and as soon as I met him I realized he was the one,” says Versace of the choice. “He gets it. I love his fresh energy and innovation.” The Versus line is particularly close to Versace’s heart, as it was originally created by her late brother, Gianni (Gianni Versace was killed outside his Miami Beach mansion, Casa Casuarina, in 1997). “It was the label Gianni created for me to capture the rebellious soul of Versace,” she says. “It has always been about youth and energy, and the best way to keep true to its origins is to encourage new talents in global fashion.” This spirit of youth and energy is also alive and well in the Versace Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, which features midriff-baring tops worthy of an SLT devotee, floor-length skirts continued on page 92
Donatella Versace at work. Shoes and accessories capture the playfulness and energy the brand is known for. below:
Mod laser-cut minidresses in graphic patterns and sorbet-on-acid colors from the Spring 2015 collection.
with up-to-there slits, and mod laser-cut minidresses begging for a night out at LIV in sorbet-on-acid pops of color and graphic black and white. To complement the collection, there are two new reinterpretations of the Signature and Palazzo handbags, the L.Signature bag and the L.Palazzo bag. The L.Signature features laser-cut leather lined with transparent PVC along with gold Medusa medallion accents, while the slightly less structured L.Palazzo offers laser-cut styling with a single Medusa accent. Each of the new styles is available in
shades of soft pink and light blue, as well as classic white and black. “I wanted Spring 2015 to feel like hitting the refresh button—everything was bold, vivid, and precise,” says Versace of her inspiration, adding that the bags were created with a sense of playfulness that will resonate with Miami trendsetters. “The bags are light, refreshing, and fun, because strong and powerful women can love frivolity too, right?” And really, this juxtaposition between power and play, between the sophisticated severity of black and the pure
optimism of powder pink, has long been Versace’s forte. It’s an unabashedly confident, no-holds-barred approach to design that translates well with the women of South Florida. “Women in Miami live life to the fullest,” says Versace. “Miami is pure energy, from the passion and provocation of the city to the daring, strength, and fearlessness of the women who live there.” Last spring, Versace opened the company’s Versace Home store, which carries the brand’s complete line of furniture, lighting, wallpaper, fabrics, and
tableware, in the Design District. “It has been such a thrill to see Miami develop into a destination for the art and design world, and the Design District is now one of the most exciting retail destinations in the world, a focal point for true creativity,” says Versace of the concept, which she created with architect Jamie Fobert. “It’s the perfect location for a 21st-century Versace store.” Looking forward, Versace is staying busy with her many duties as artistic director of the house, from overseeing the direction of each collection to envisioning the
design of the Versace boutiques and Palazzo Versace hotels to mapping out the future strategy of the brand. It’s all in a day’s work for the petite powerhouse. “I love the variety, from the first conversations about a new season through the design process to the show itself, and then afterwards the campaigns and the product hitting stores,” she says. “I couldn’t imagine a job where I did the same thing every day.” Bal harbour shops, 9700 collins ave., 305-864-0044; Miami design district, 186 ne 39th st., 305-573-8345; versace.com OD
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“MiaMi is pure energy, froM the passion and provocation of the city to the daring, strength, and fearlessness of the woMen who live there.” —donatella versace
whether reflecting deco neon or the stars above, this summer’s accessories feel fabulously futuristic. photography by jeff crawford styling by faye power
GLOWING GOLDS High-shine metallic handbags hit all the right notes this season. Caged top ($4,500) and skirt ($3,900), Fendi. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-931-4326; fendi.com. Metalized clutch, Chanel ($3,800). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-0550; chanel .com. Carmen clutch, Jimmy Choo ($1,395). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-443-6124; jimmychoo.com
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1. Sunrise sandal, Aquazzura ($945). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; saks.com. 2. Melone handbag, Bulgari ($7,150). Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 305-5766506; bulgari.com. 3. Powerstone minaudiĂ¨re, Diane von Furstenberg ($398). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-4003; dvf.com. 4. Large square lasercut bootie, Versace ($2,525). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-864-0044; versace.com
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Style Buy the Beach Lauren Turchin with many of the pearl and braided necklaces ($48–$135) and bracelets ($32–$76) in her Meridian Avenue jewelry collection.
designer Lauren Turchin makes laid-back look luxe with her miami beach-based jewelry collection, meridian avenue. by rachel felder
naming the collection after one of the city’s streets was more about a lack of ego than civic pride. “I was going over and over what I thought would be [a] good name,” she says. “This is the only thing that felt good to me. Every jewelry person likes to name their jewelry their first name and middle name; I just can’t get myself to do that.” While the Miami lifestyle is the inspiration for much of Turchin’s current collection, it was her twin brother, Michael, a Los Angelesbased painter who married singer Lance Bass late last year, who may motivate its next generation. Both Lance and Michael wear champagne diamond wedding rings Lauren designed. “It definitely has inspired me to want to create fine jewelry,” Turchin says. “The whole process of creating a mold and choosing stones and metal types is so much fun, and to see the final product is the best feeling.” meridianave.com OD
my miami Just a few of the hot spots you’ll fnd Lauren Turchin wearing her Meridian Avenue jewelry line: LucaLi:
“I go there every single Thursday for karaoke night. I don’t get up there and sing, but I enjoy watching everyone. It’s just such a nice, happy, neighborhood feeling.” 1930 Bay Road, Miami Beach, 305-695-4441; lucali.com SoBeKicK:
Turchin takes a boxing class at this gym’s Sunset Harbour location four times a week. “There are some good vibes in there. It’s steamy and hot; it’s upstairs so you can’t tell it’s there, but the place is packed.” 1860 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8484; sobekick.com Farther afeld, Turchin relies on Junior & Hatter (2750 NW Third Ave., Miami, 305-571-8361; juniorand hatter.com) in Wynwood for haircuts, with a stop in the neighborhood for lunch at Zak the Baker (405 NW 26th St., Miami; zakthebaker.com). “It’s the best lunch spot. Everything’s freshly made.”
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Although she hand-makes the majority of pieces for her spunky jewelry collection, Meridian Avenue, designer Lauren Turchin admits that her training has been a bit unorthodox. “Any new technique I need to learn, I always YouTube it,” she says, adding that sometimes she just improvises. “For my friendship bracelets, I didn’t know how to do a round braid, so I started doing a flat weave and just rolled with it.” That unpretentious attitude is echoed in Turchin’s designs for Meridian Avenue: unfussy and casual, stylish but never too loud, ideal for a laid-back afternoon in the sunshine or brunch with friends. “It’s not jazzy; it’s just relaxed and has a cool vibe. It’s not too trendy; it’s wearable. You can throw it on and pair it with a bathing suit or a cover-up and it looks good,” she says of her collection of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, available in Miami Beach at Frankie (1891 Purdy Ave., 786-4794898; frankiemiami.com), Love & Pieces (1680 Meridian Ave., #303, 786-571-6812; loveand pieces.com), and Anatomy at 1220 (1220 20th St., 786-213-1220; anatomyat1220.com). Turchin, 28, has been making necklaces and bracelets since she was a child, but didn’t think of it as a career until a few years ago while she was working at the men’s fashion jewelry company Miansai after graduating from the University of Florida. A fourth-generation Miamian, she’s close to her family and often makes pieces for Meridian Avenue at a room she’s turned into a de facto office at her parents’ home on—where else?—Meridian Avenue. (Turchin’s parents and grandmother are even sometimes enlisted to help knot delicate freshwater pearl bracelets.) Turchin insists that
STYLE Spotlight classics
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March On Offering a contrast to the Latin flair that permeates the Magic City, Max Mara’s timeless and refined silhouettes are making their mark on the
Just in time for his label’s 10th anniversary, English fashion designer Gareth Pugh has joined forces with Melissa Shoes, which is celebrating its third boutique opening in South Florida, in Aventura. The collaborative effort, Melissa x Gareth Pugh, features pieces from fats to platforms; the store also carries the full Melissa line. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-690-7334; shop601.com
Design District. The Italian luxury house’s contemporary collection is displayed in a comprised of clean lines and organic materials,
Diane Von Furstenberg unveils her debut JeWelrY collection inspired bY her iconic stYles. by lisa ferrandino
like ash-treated oak. Must-haves for the season from the premier label include monochrome neutrals
Diane von Furstenberg has launched her first line of fashion jewelry, and like her iconic wrap dress and noteworthy prints, the line encapsulates the designer’s bold sense of style and entrepreneurial spirit. The Knitted Collection pulls inspiration from the fluidity of her ready-to-wear pieces with flowing necklaces and bracelets that are delicate and sexy, while structural cuffs paired with embossed leather in rich colors from beet to turquoise evoke a clean and modern feel. Every piece in the line—a collaboration with Haskell Jewels—makes for the perfect bauble, or like von Furstenberg says, “the perfect spice… it enhances what is already there!” Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-4003; dvf.com OD
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Tamara Mellon ($1,195). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; saks.com
and double-breasted jackets that nod to menswear, and structural accessories like the brand’s new Whitney bag. 106 NE 39th St., 305-770-6200; maxmara.com above: Large slate Whitney handbag, designed by Max Mara and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Max Mara ($1,750).
Iconic jeweler Cartier has expanded its maison in the Miami Design District to provide a luxurious yet modern setting for all of the house’s jewelry collections, watches, and accessories. Oak archways with hints of gold and a two-story limestone staircase are standouts of the space, which offers a private jewelry viewing room, complete with a library in honor of its legendary creative director Jeanne Toussaint. Miami Design District, 139 NE 39th St., 305-894-2960; cartier.us
Carved-out sandals are perfect for a night on the town in the Magic City.
Brian Atwood (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; brianatwood.com
Gianvito Rossi ($895). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-6161; net-a-porter.com
Charline De Luca ($980). Marissa Collections, 1167 Third St. S., Naples, 239-263-4333; charlinedeluca.com
Jimmy Choo ($950). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; jimmychoo.com
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STYLE Time Honored
above: The nine-foot Atlas
clock above the doorway to Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City.
Timepieces in the CT60 collection house mechanical Swiss movements that are further hand-finished by artisans. right: The CT60 limitededition rose-gold Calendar watch ($19,000) is based on the timepiece belonging to FDR; it houses a Dubois-Depraz self-winding mechanical movement.
Tiffany & Co. unveils an all-new timepiece collection for men and women, inspired by a celebrated watch worn by fdr. by roberta naas
Tiffany & Co. has unveiled a new watch collection—made in Switzerland under its own ever-vigilant standards— aimed at paying tribute to the glory of its founding father and the early years of this celebrated American brand. The collection honors icons of the New York-based company, including the famous Fifth Avenue Atlas clock that continues to crown Tiffany & Co.’s doorways around the world, as well as a timepiece owned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Charles Lewis Tiffany
established Tiffany & Co. in 1837, opening his first store on Lower Broadway in New York. Ten years later, Tiffany began producing watches, and in 1853, the company founder installed one of the city’s first public clocks—the famous nine-foot-tall Atlas clock—above his store’s entryway. “We like to think of ourselves as the creator of the New York minute,” says Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co. “We put up one of the first public clocks [in] the 1800s. People set their watches to
match. It became a reliable timekeeper and was the true embodiment of the New York minute.” To honor that cultural heritage, and the brand’s legacy of building innovative, quality timepieces, Tiffany & Co. has released the all-new CT60 collection. The line, named in tribute to Charles Tiffany and the 60-second minute, is inspired by a Tiffany & Co. gold watch that was given to FDR on his birthday in 1945. The caseback was inscribed with the words franklin
delano roosevelt, with loyalty, respect and affection. The watch
recently found its way to the Christie’s auction house and was reacquired by Tiffany & Co. just in time to lend inspiration to the new line. The CT60 collection, which retails between $4,250 and $19,000, consists of 23 styles, each with the Tiffany & Co. New York logo on the dial, and all housing mechanical Swiss movements that are further hand-finished by individual artisans to achieve exquisite
pearlage and Cotes de Genève motifs. At the high end of the collection is the stunning calendar watch, based on the FDR watch, which is created in a limited, numbered edition of just 60 pieces in 18k rose gold. Other timepieces include chronographs in stainless steel, and three-hands in stainless steel and in 18k rose gold. Dials are finished with a “soleil” sunray pattern and come in blue, slate gray, chocolate, black, and white. Miami Design District, 114 NE 39th St., 305-428-1390; tiffany.com. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to oceandrive .com/watches. OD
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Maison & objet, the world’s top luxury decorative arts trade show, launches in MiaMi Beach, offering an exclusive invitation to the puBlic. by jean nayar
Design lovers in Miami will be treated to a delectable taste of France in May. Maison & Objet, the must-see event for design cognoscenti around the globe, has stood as the world’s premier luxury decorative arts trade show since it was founded 20 years ago. Serving up a selection of the finest furniture, objects, lighting, tableware, and accents from top craftsmen and makers in Europe and beyond, the flagship fair, which is held semiannually in Paris, attracts about 166,000 architects, designers, retailers, and journalists each year. In 2014, it branched out to Singapore, broadening its reach to Asia. And this year, the renowned trade show will expand again, this time to America with its launch in Miami Beach, where exhibitors will offer the global design community a glimpse of some of the world’s most inspiring contemporary furnishings and objects. Given its status as an emerging center of continued on page 108
Fair visitors take in the offerings at the Make “Techno Made” Vincent Grégoire exhibition during the Maison & Objet show in Paris.
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The Renoma “Mythologies” Collection Medaillon Chair ($4,980) by Côté France, one of the exhibitors at Maison & Objet Americas, with images created by French photographer Maurice Renoma. below: Pieces by Elizabeth Leriche at the Make “Human Made” exhibition at Maison & Objet Paris.
world-class design and its proximity to Latin America, Miami was pinpointed as the perfect setting for Maison & Objet’s entry into the Americas. “We chose Miami Beach for Maison & Objet Americas not only for its strategic positioning with quick access to some very important geographic areas, but also for the vibrancy and energy of the city,” says Philippe Brocart, managing director of Safi, which owns and operates Maison & Objet. Like Maison & Objet and Maison & Objet Asia, Maison & Objet Americas will showcase the wares from a carefully vetted group of exhibitors to assure that offerings meet a standard of quality that will appeal to top-caliber professional visitors. Based on a mix of criteria, including creativity, show design, brand awareness, and regional commercial presence, the selection committee for the fair handpicked about 280 manufacturers, designers, and craftspeople to showcase their furnishings and objects at the inaugural Americas show, which will be held from May 12 to 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Though many of the brands exhibiting at the Miami event also exhibit at the Paris show, more than a third of the exhibitors, including many from North and Latin America, will exclusively present their products in this market. In addition to the furnishings, materials, upholstery fabric, accessories, and concepts on display at the convention center, Maison & Objet Americas will collaborate in a series of events, such as Miami Museum Month, Design District showroom happenings, lectures at Miami Ironside, and trends and inspiration workshops. While Maison & Objet is a trade event open to credentialed industry professionals, for the first time, only in Miami Beach, it will also offer limited access to the general public on the final afternoon of the fair. Maison & Objet Americas takes place May 12–15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.; maison-objet.com. OD
Chocolatexture by Nendo at the Paris fair.
Top global talent: A half dozen emerging designers will be celebrated as Rising Talent at the New World Center on May 13. Among them are Lukas Peet from Canada, Leo Capote (Brazil), Cristían Mohaded (Argentina), Casey Lurie from the East Coast of the US, Max Gunawan from the West Coast of the US, and David Pompa (Mexico). Brazilian multidisciplinary designer Zanini de Zanine, who has collaborated with top brands such as Tolix, Cappellini, Poltrona Frau, Slamp, and Espasso, will also be honored that evening as the show’s frst Designer of the Year. Latin infuence: South American designers and artists, such as Marcelo Dabini and Nadia Corsaro of Weplight in Argentina, or Ecuadorian photographer Juan Fernando Ayora (represented by local showroom Niba Home), will present furniture, lighting, and art with a fresh Latin point of view. Talks and trends: Moderated by top journalists in the feld, like Interior Design magazine Editor-inChief Cindy Allen, conversations with international design luminaries, such as Italian legend Paola Navone, will highlight the inspiration and ideas behind innovative design concepts and new trends.
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Exhibitors and designers from around the world will showcase their products, innovations, and ideas at the inaugural Maison & Objet Americas fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center next month. Here, the not-to-miss highlights.
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Lana DeL Rey brings her moody yet sun-kissed melodies to south Florida, Featuring an ode to miami. by ray rogers “Come on down to Florida, I got somethin’ for ya,” implores Lana Del Rey on a dirty little ditty called “Florida Kilos” off of her latest album, Ultraviolence. Is it a come-on, a promise, a tease? Perhaps all of the above. Del Rey, whose Endless Summer Tour touches down at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on June 16, loves to flirt with danger in her cinematic, sad-eyed pop pastiches. One of the most polarizing and enigmatic figures in music in recent years, this pop lightning rod has inspired both intense fandom and critical bashings. Raised in upstate New York, she cut her teeth in the same downtown Manhattan scene that spawned Lady Gaga, performing under her real name, Lizzy Grant, before coming into her own as Lana Del Rey. “I wanted a name I could shape the music towards,” she’s said about her moniker. “I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my friends from Cuba—Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue.” Del Rey has come a long way since her lackluster live debut on Saturday Night Live in January 2012 that got her raked across the coals. Just three years after the SNL debacle, she’s now hailed by the likes of Rolling Stone as “one of the most compelling performers of our time.” Ultraviolence, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (who calls her “a true eccentric and extremely talented”), silenced the naysayers in one fell swoop. “I’m happy when things are just kind of calm,” Del Rey told Rolling Stone at the time Ultraviolence was released. “I love going to the ocean. I love driving. I love going to shows. Just being with people I really have fun with. I love the summer. I’m happy in the summer. Love hot, hot weather.” Get ready to sizzle. As the starlet herself suggests on that last track of the deluxe edition of Ultraviolence: “We could get high in Miami/ Ooh, dance the night away/ People never die in Miami/ Ooh, that’s what they all say.” Can’t wait to see for ourselves. Lana Del Rey performs on June 16 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601–7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-7958883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. OD
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For his Locust Projects instaLLation, MiaMi Painter RobeRto Gómez enLists the weather. Agriculture and cutting-edge contemporary art would seem to make for odd bedfellows. But not to Roberto Gómez. In fact, working on his family’s produce farm in Homestead has given Gómez some of his most striking artistic ideas, resulting in paintings that owe as much to the vagaries of nature as to Gómez’s own hand. “It was a happy accident,” he explains of his current approach. Expecting a hurricane to strike, Gómez had purchased gallons of extra paint with which to coat his farm’s trees— denuded of leaves by the hurricane’s winds, they would otherwise burn in the sun. However, when the storm veered away from South Florida, Gómez indulged his curiosity and poured some of the extra paint out on the ground, just to see how it would dry once the humid air worked its alchemical magic. Intrigued by the results, Gómez began pouring paint onto strips of plastic, peeling it off once it dried, sometimes adding a differently colored second layer, and then leaving the whole textilelike conglomeration to sit outdoors for a month. “It’s like collecting time,” he chuckles of the weathering effects on his Op-Art-like patterns. For his new installation at Locust Projects, Gómez is suspending his artwork in the air via clotheslines. “I’m hanging paint instead of laundry,” he says with a laugh. Once again, Homestead itself has been an inspiration: “People aren’t even conscious of the alteration of the landscape,” he says of the clotheslines that dot the countryside there, bisecting distant views and throwing a surreal palette into the otherwise monochromatic rural terrain. “I guess it has to do with me being a farmer,” he muses. “I’m fascinated by how everyday life can be translated into art.” Roberto Gómez’s “Inside Out” is on view at Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570; locustprojects.org. OD
Roberto Gómez, Untitled (Topographic Map study 1), 2014.
photography courtesy of the artist
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Culture Magic City
Museum Director and Chief Curator Jill Deupi in front of Hans van de Bovenkamp’s Circles and Waves XX, 1987, at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum.
Delving Deep “By the end of One L, I knew I had made a terrible mistake,” recalls Jill Deupi, referring to her first year of law school at American University in the early ’90s. “Where is the philosophy? Where are the ideas? It was just a lawyer factory.” Even though she went on to graduate summa cum laude, Deupi realized it was the art world—always a side passion—that was calling her. With the ink barely dry on her law diploma, she moved to London with her architect husband and “started over at the very bottom rung, as a volunteer with the Royal Academy of Arts.” Two decades later, Deupi herself is now the one overseeing volunteers as the director and Beaux Arts chief curator of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art
Museum, a post she took over last August upon Brian Dursum’s retirement after 24 years as director. A year in, Deupi has had to grapple with competing identities for the Lowe: Is it a campus museum serving UM’s student body, or is it a community resource, responsive to the needs—and demands—of greater Miami? For several decades following its 1950 founding, as the only serious visual arts game in town, the Lowe was everything to everybody, producing more than a little grumbling over its often-cloistered curatorial attitude. These days, with major Miami museums sprouting up everywhere, as well as the gravitational pull of Art Basel dominating virtually every cultural conversation, continued on page 116
photography by Nick garcia
University of MiaMi’s Lowe art MUseUM director Jill Deupi ceLebrates her first anniversary at the institUtion with a dive into history. by brett sokol
CULTURE Magic City
Donald Baechler’s Rotate in Void, 1989, from the Lowe’s new exhibition “A Collector’s Legacy: Highlights from the Francien C. Ruwitch and The Ruwitch Family Collections.” The exhibit is a tribute to the late Miami art connoisseur and museum patron.
“We are, at 65 years, one of the oldest visual arts cultural institutions in MiaMi.”—jill deupi Deupi passing by William Carlson’s Prõcellosus (Sudden Storm), 2008, inside the Lowe. “Once you begin to explore, it’s really inspiring,” she says.
the Lowe can sometimes feel like an art-scene afterthought. For her part, Deupi says her vision is clear. “It’s really important to understand the personality of your institution,” she explains of the Lowe, which this month mounts a survey of new work from University of Miami art department faculty members, a tribute to the late Miami art collector and museum patron Francien Ruwitch, and a new installation from Miami artist Glexis Novoa, in addition to its permanent exhibits. “For us, the Lowe is a history book. That sounds really stuffy and dry, but I think once you begin to explore that on the ground—when you come in and look at our vast array of pre-Colombian pieces, for example—it’s really inspiring!” Indeed, walking through virtually every other Miami museum, it can often feel as if the art world begins in 1980. Works from the earlier post-war period, let alone Renaissance-era paintings or Greco-Roman antiquities, are given only token acknowledgement—or ignored altogether. By contrast, while the Lowe’s building may be modest in size, the art on display provides a sweeping view, from impressive contemporary works by Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella, to Native American headdresses and totem poles, to foreboding supernaturally themed animal sculptures from Ecuador, circa 400 BC. “We are, at 65 years, one of the oldest visual arts cultural institutions in Miami,” says Deupi. “What that means is that we have an incredible collection. We have not just breadth, but we have depth as well. People may have forgotten, or maybe they never heard, that we have 19,000 objects covering 5,000 years of universal human history. That allows us to be relevant to almost anything.” It also means, Deupi adds pointedly, that “we can embrace the contemporary while giving it legs, explaining where it came from.” What’s most striking about Deupi is that in a city whose cultural leaders often seem determined to chase the zeitgeist regardless of where it leads, what it costs, or what its actual intellectual value may be, she emphasizes the need to slow down, breathe, and take the time to look backwards. Tellingly, though Deupi has a long track record of scholarship and prior museum experience, she credits those early days in London as formative, citing hours lovingly poring over hand-written documents from 1768 drafted by the Royal Academy of Art’s founders. “I got bit hard,” she says of that archival dig. “It’s always been the historical aspects of art that appealed to me.” On that note, Deupi says museums need to be cautious about the current mania for all things digital. “One has to be wary of gimmicks and gadgets,” she stresses, citing the thankfully subsided fad for curators to slap QR codes on every wall. Striking a balance with technology is key, she says, not only to avoid turning the museum into a vapid amusement park, but also, via “self-directed learning,” to enable every visitor to tailor his or her own experience. “You can just enjoy the sheer beauty of the objects. You can skim and enjoy on a very sensorial level, or you can go deep.” for exhibition info at the lowe art Museum (1301 stanford dr., coral Gables, 305-284-3535), visit lowemuseum.org. OD
photography by ruwitch Family collection (baechler); colección Jumex, méxico (Kosuth); nicK garcia (Deupi)
The exhibition “1 2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum” included No Number #001, 1989, by Joseph Kosuth.
Culture Spa Mecca
Chris Paciello and Marc Megna at Anatomy at 1220. right: The new gym’s state-of-the-art weight room.
If you’ve ever wondered what high-altitude-esque running on a treadmill with an oxygen mask and electrodes is like, let me tell you—it’s really, really hard. Gatorade commercials make it look so easy. Nevertheless, measuring one’s VO2 max (your endurance) is a crucial piece of the body puzzle, according to South Beach’s newest fitness center, Anatomy at 1220. Here, fitness has officially gone from the treadmill to the lab. The 13,000-square-foot, multilevel, chandelierbedecked gym was envisioned by nightlife expert Chris Paciello, who launched the gym with—fittingly—a redcarpet grand opening. And after a few workouts and procedures at Anatomy, you might look just as “Hollywood” as you feel. “There was a void in Miami of a higher-end gym with the whole medical, antiaging component,” says Paciello, who tapped into some of the city’s best talent, including co-owner and former NFL star Marc Megna (whom Chris lovingly calls an “Adonis”), as
well as the Miami Institute for Age Management and Intervention to create the in-house FITTLab. “You see different facilities that have a beautiful gym or a beautiful spa, but you don’t really see them together,” says Megna. Besides this being quite possibly the sexiest gym in America, get ready for the workout of your life. Head-totoe personalization is also a big differentiator at Anatomy. What works for one person might fail for another, and it’s that philosophy that has the tailored fitness segments kicking Miami into shape. After my James Bond-like testing, I sat with trainer (and Junior Olympian) Jacqueline Kasen to discuss my results: My VO2 test ranked superior, but my Seca scan body fat ratio could be… better. Which means all the exercise I currently do needs to be replaced with a lot more strength training, because I’m consistently burning muscle instead of fat. continued on page 120
“Different facilities have a beautiful gym or a beautiful spa, but you Don’t really see them all together.” —marc megna
photography by Vanessa rogers (paciello)
At SunSet hArbour’S revolutionAry AnAtomy At 1220, Science And technology meet perSonAl heAlth, fitneSS, And glAmour. by becky randel
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Anatomy at 1220 is equipped with hot and cold plunge pools; the entrance on 20th Street; gymgoers can recover with vitamin infusions in the VitaSquad room.
experience is the “recover” phase, which encompasses everything from a vitamin-infused Vita Squad IV bag (yes, the one everyone uses for hangovers) to the hyperbaric oxygen chamber (sooooo Michael Jackson). For most, it means heading to the lounge-y Sanctuary with its neon jellyfish mural and crystal ball ceiling lamps, and taking a plunge in the hot and cold pools. Just try not to stare at the women who look like they came with the place. Or do. Hey, after my perfectly executed workout, I almost felt like one of them. 1220 20th St., Miami Beach, 786213-1220; anatomyat1220.com OD
PumP You uP Whether you only have an hour or you have all day, there’s plenty to see and do at Anatomy at 1220 to sate all of your health and fitness cravings. If you have 60 mInutes: “HIIT (High Intensity
Interval Training) is great for saving time,” says Megna. Trust him, he wrote the book on it (seriously). Recover with a quick dip in the plunge pools (always end with cold).
shredding their abs), the vibe was somehow more intimate than intimidating, and not by accident. “We want people to feel like they’re a welcome guest in our home,” says Paciello. Meanwhile, Megna emphasizes a “consistent, positive energy.” Unfortunately, we had to pause before the full workout, as the time had come for my blowout (#Tuesday). Anatomy also offers massages, blood tests, and chiropractic work courtesy of Dr. Matthew Cooper; guests can buy jewelry or fresh juices, or unwind on the sun deck overlooking Sunset Harbour. And you can keep your car in the parking lot while running over to JugoFresh. Arguably the best part of the Anatomy at 1220
If you have three hours: The FITTLab visit
and personal training are a must-try; one session comes free with membership. Get your blood tested and check your O2 levels. Steam out the toxins in the Sanctuary, squeeze in that blowout for a night on the town, or enjoy a session in the hyperbaric chamber. If you have all day: Try a butt-kicking class on
the sun roof, an indoor abs class, or get Zen in Yogalates. Then dive into a quick circuit workout with the machines or free weights, followed by strengthening on the Pit Shark squat machine. Juice up with a protein shake on the beautiful outdoor terrace, and recover with a massage and VitaSquad IV bag before showering off with the delicious Mt. Sapola body wash.
photography by ra-haus FotograFie (pool, entrance)
Next, Kasen and I did an FMS (functional movement screening), where I learned I point my toes too much. My session also revealed I needed tweaks on almost every move, only to be re-tweaked on rep 8 or 9. Apparently, form really does matter. Nearby, other beautiful Miamians were perfecting their form as well—Instagram star Joey Swoll (735,000 followers) was lifting weights the size of a Honda, while musician Cedric Gervais was keeping up his endurance for 3 am deejaying gigs. Will Smith had stopped by the week before, and athletes like Mike Piazza pop in and out. Even among the über-sexy, athletic gymgoers (including dozens of Wilhelmina models taking selfies while
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Art Lexïng, the contemporary Chinese art gallery located in Miami’s oh-so-hot Upper Eastside, will feature the first US solo exhibition of Parisian street artist Fred Le Chevalier, whose elegant collages have ushered in a wave of neo-street art. “I went to Paris for school, and it’s still my second home,” says Art Lexïng Director Lexïng Zhang. “When I was wandering
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LIVE FRONTMAN ED WALCZY GOES ACOUSTIC AT CULTURE ROOM. BY STEPHANIE DUNN The former frontman of multiplatinum rock band Live, Ed Kowalczyk is stripping down his arena sound for a more intimate version of the anthems that shaped the ’90s alt-rock scene. For the Throwing Copper tour, which celebrates 20 years since the seminal Live album, Kowalczyk is going unplugged, performing an acoustic set of hits like “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama,” and “The Dolphin’s Cry.” Sunday, May 17, at Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; cultureroom.net
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riotous politically incorrect streak, pulling no punches as she delivers one zinger after the next about life’s touchiest topics. Come prepared to laugh—and with a thick skin: Lampanelli is an equal opportunity offender. Friday, June 5, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood; seminole hardrockhollywood.com
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District and Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival have teamed up for Movies Under the Stars, a free monthly cinema series that presents festival favorites from countries like Argentina, Canada, and Germany, screened alfresco. “We wanted Movies Under the Stars to be like your favorite backyard gathering—blankets and chairs, complimentary refreshments, dogs and neighbors, and, above all, a celebration of culture,” says Isabella Acker, culture curator for the A + E District. In May, check out Jim Jarmusch’s indie vampire ﬂick Only Lovers Left Alive. Canvas Miami, 90 NE 17th St., Miami; aedistrictmiami.com OD
ABOVE: Art Lexïng brings contemporary Chinese art, and more, to the Upper Eastside. RIGHT: Ye Hongxing’s crystal sticker collages Mandala No. 5 and Kaleidoscope No. 5.
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Lady of the Law
As MiAMi-DADe County’s stAte Attorney, atherine Fernandez rundle ChArts the legAl Course of MiAMi.
photography by Vanessa rogers
by bill kearney
Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, here at Perricone’s in Brickell, oversees the fourthlargest state attorney’s office in the nation.
Imagine growing up in Miami but being shipped off to a convent-like high school in Spain where you live among nuns, work with them in the kitchen, and study diligently under their watchful eye, lest they crack your knuckles with a ruler. This might seem like an old-world tableau from a forgotten time, but it was how Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade County’s state attorney, spent a chunk of her high school years. These days, in the very new-world environs of Miami, she’s leading the county’s top law enforcement office, including navigating how the state’s laws need to evolve for the 21st century, from high tech identity theft to human trafficking. It’s a long way from Barcelona. “I didn’t like it—I was angry and sad, but I grew a lot,” she says of her schooling in Spain. That adversity, as well as good bloodlines (her father was the first Hispanic judge in Miami), would prepare Fernandez Rundle for the challenges of one of the most outstanding legal careers in Florida. After Spain, she went on to graduate from the University of Miami, then pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, continued on page 128
PEOPLE View from the Top As a result, she’s started a cybercrimes unit. Fernandez Rundle’s legal journey had its roots with her father, Cuban immigrant Carlos Benito Fernandez. “My father would take me to his law office, and I would go to court with him, meet governors, and he exposed me to the world of problem solving,” says Fernandez Rundle, who has also raised twin boys—one now a lawyer and the other a singer/songwriter. “There’s always room for improvements; my sons would tell you I made mistakes,” she says. “The only answer is to not beat yourself up and do the best you can, and then have everyone around you be a support system. When my mother found out I was having twins, she said, ‘That’s it, I’ll take care of them.’ I moved two blocks from where my mother and father lived. Not everybody’s that lucky, and I know that.” After her 22-year stretch, will she ever run for a different public office? “I’ve been approached, and I would never say never,” says Fernandez Rundle, “but over the years, I have come to appreciate that I have one of the best jobs in America, and I work with the best team in America. When you’re doing work that’s good for the community, when you can right wrongs, and have mercy when you should, what a great labor of love I have here.” OD
“WHEN YOu’rE DOINg WOrk THAT’S gOOD FOr THE COMMuNITY, WHEN YOu CAN rIgHT WrONgS… WHAT A grEAT lABOr OF lOvE I HAvE HErE.” —katherine fernandez rundle in England, where she earned a graduate degree in criminology, and a law degree. From there, she returned to South Florida to work for then-MiamiDade State Attorney Janet Reno. When Reno moved on to become attorney general for President Bill Clinton in 1993, Fernandez Rundle was appointed to the office and became the first Hispanic female state attorney in Florida. Since then, Fernandez Rundle’s been on a 22-year run as state attorney, overseeing the largest state attorney’s office in the state (the fourth-largest in the nation) with 330 lawyers, and 1,300 employees total. Like most people who have been in a position of power for a long time—and anyone who has to battle through elections—she’s been the target of criticism. There are folks who don’t like her decisions on whom to prosecute and whom not to, and the Police Benevolent Association has made efforts to elect her rivals, yet voters have given her the nod in six elections. Part of Fernandez Rundle’s mission is to adjust South Florida law as society changes. In the ’90s,
when “every consulate was telling its citizens not to travel here” due to tourist muggings, her office responded by rewriting the state’s sentencing structure. Her office was the first in Florida to establish a drug court and a domestic violence unit, and the majority of law on domestic violence was either authored or advocated by her office. This year, she’s focused on a range of issues, including human trafficking, particularly of young runaways lured into forced prostitution. As a result, her office has developed a special human trafficking unit, a media campaign for awareness, and a hotline, and is honing in on hotels where abductions typically occur. “The inhumanity to humanity can be very evil,” she says. “But what motivates all of us is the victims. If you spend a day with us and see these victims—they have so much strength. They empower you, and you want to fight for them.” Technology, too, has changed the nature of crime in Miami. “What used to be street gangs have started stealing IDs, stealing tax returns,” she says, and Miami is ground zero for Medicare fraud.
Off Duty Every legal eagle needs some down time. Here’s how Katherine Fernandez Rundle makes use of hers. Favorite lunch spot:
“I love Perricone’s (15 SE 10th St., Miami) and what Steve [Perricone] has grown, taking a chance in a neighborhood [Brickell] where nobody else would.” Friday night to-do:
“On the last Friday of every month, Calle Ocho comes alive with Viernes Culturales. All these stores and galleries open and we dance in the street, and there’s Cuban and Haitian art.” Beauty tips:
“I love my ladies at Nelly’s (3360 SW Third Ave., Miami); it’s a beautiful salon of maybe eight hardworking women off Coral Way.” at the end oF a tough day:
“My fancé, David Efron, is a godsend. I’m not an easy person, and there are not a lot of people you can bounce ideas off of, and he always tells me straight.” What might surprise people aBout you?
“I went to Woodstock, and I love Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I went when my parents were out of town. They were not happy. If one of my sons did that at that age, I would have been furious.”
photography by Nuri VallboNa/MiaMi Herald Staff (clippiNg)
Fernandez Rundle with her father, Carlos Benito Fernandez, in 1982 at the Metro Justice Building (now the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building). right, from top: Being sworn in after her most recent election, with son Justin Rundle (left) and her fiancé, David Efron; receiving a “kiss” from the bloodhound donated to MiamiDade County Public Schools to find missing children, from a 2005 Miami Herald clipping.
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The Galbut family’s love affair with Miami Beach began in 1931 when Abraham and Bessie Galbut moved to the city, opened Al’s, a shop that was equal parts drugstore, tag agency, notary public, and restaurant, and immersed themselves in the community. Their grandsons, Russell Galbut and Bruce Menin, cofounded with partner Sonny Kahn the development company Crescent Heights and reshaped the city with the Shelborne, the Alexander, the Decoplage, Carriage Club, and the Casablanca—not to mention 35,000 residential units around the country over the past 35 years. Now, Bruce’s nephew, Keith Menin, and a cousin, Jared Galbut, are the next generation taking the town by storm. With hotel and food and beverage projects such as Bentley South Beach, Sanctuary South Beach, Gale South Beach, Kaskades Suites, Radio Bar, Pizza Bar, and most recently the massively successful Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Menin Hospitality is continuing the family tradition of building a richer Miami.
What are your earliest memories of the family business? Jared Galbut: I remember going [to the Shelborne] on the weekends with my father, looking at the renovations and eating breakfast by the pool every Saturday. It was always interesting, even at a young age, seeing the family working together. Keith Menin: One summer, I worked at the Shelborne front desk with the bow tie and little name tag on the vest. Russell always said, “If you want to know what I know, and you want to be me one day, you have to really learn every inch of the business.” When did you realize you could work together, and what’s the dynamic like? KM: I had a car wash business when I was 15, a vending machine business when I was 16, and even then I would pick [ Jared] up and he’d do all the work while I was watching. He was the younger cousin that wanted to hang continued on page 132
photography by vanessa rogers
For more than 80 years, the Galbut Family has been developing miami beach, and now with a new generation taking over, the sky is the limit. by jon warech
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In the era of TripAdvisor, Jared Galbut and Keith Menin believe in personal customer service; Bessie Galbut with one of her sons in Miami Beach in 1938; Al’s on Fifth and Washington, seen here in 1946, launched the family’s entry into the hospitality business.
having to say it’s Menin Hospitality. What does Russell think of your success? JG: He’s having so much fun with it, and it’s exciting for him to be a part of our growth and the growth of the city. His excitement and his guidance are vital to the success of our company. KM: Russell walked into Bodega and said, “I love the warehouse. Do one of your concepts. You’re going to make it work.” He’s never wrong. A lot of our success is due to having him as our coach. Your family has this hospitality heritage—do you see that passing on to the next generation? KM: The business and the family all blend together. Between Jared’s kids and eventually my kids, I hope someone wants to be in the hotel business. I think that legacy is very important. JG: I always joke that my son is going to be the first 6-year-old bellman. I’ve worked every single role—the mailroom, concierge, front desk, housekeeping, and construction. I would love for him to go through the same process. meninhospitality.com OD
Business Bloodlines Business tips are passed down like heirlooms from generation to generation.... FRoM MaTRiaRcH BeSSie GalBuT:
“What you do for yourself dies with you. What you do for others lives forever.”
“Three rules of business—don’t lose money, don’t lose money, and fnally don’t lose money.”
“Anyone can make 2 plus 2 equal 4. You have to fgure out how to make it 6.”
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FRoM paTRiaRcH RuSSell GalBuT:
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“Look to build something that does not exist. Build that special type of community that people will love.”
“Always be in search of your own level of excellence. Never accept mediocrity.”
“Trust in all, but fght for what you believe is right!”
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out with me, and I needed the help, so we’ve always done things together. JG: Now, we’re always in agreement with what we want to do. I enjoy operations and managing the company, and Keith enjoys acquisitions, construction, and design. I set him up properly for the operations, and Keith executes it, builds it, designs it, and then tags me in. How did your first project, The Sanctuary hotel, pave the way for today’s success? JG: It was our first learning experience developing these hotels. When you’re young, you’re excited and you have passion and you want to be on top of the world, but I think you learn patience and perfecting what you do. KM: Back then, there wasn’t TripAdvisor, Yelp, or any social media, so I met all my guests face to face and saw what they liked and didn’t like. That customer service is still what I do today. When we open a bar like Bodega, I’m still there checking on every person. The Gale South Beach, Bodega, and Radio Bar are all quite different in character, yet all are successful. What’s the secret? JG: We don’t say we want to do Mexican and we’re going to put it here because we want to do it. We found a space that we loved and we asked, “What would be great here?” The same goes for our new projects South of Fifth—Red Ginger, an Asian-influenced concept, and Bake House, which is a French brasserie. KM: Every concept we do is catered to the demographic, but the common denominator is that there’s always a great vibe and great customer service. If you go to Pizza Bar, Radio Bar, or The Gale, you can almost feel that we did it without
PEOPLE Beach Patrol My MiaMi Favorite way to work up a thirst:
“My favorite spot is the beach on Key Biscayne. I go with my two English cocker spaniels and jog across the bridge and then get in the water.”
“Greenstreet Cafe (3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove) or Makoto in Bal Harbour (9700 Collins Ave.), where even the desserts are healthy. Also, Jaguar in the Grove (3067 Grand Ave.) has the best ceviche.”
Best place to view art:
“I love Wynwood during Art Basel, when the artists are making their work in the streets. Also, PAMM is incredible—sophisticated and well done.”
sparkling or Flat:
“Flat water is great for the daytime, but for the night, you need sparkling. Art2o is hoping to have sparkling soon.”
The Art of Water
Art2o’s Claudia lópez Aspires to quench the world’s thirst for Art. by hunter braithwaite When she was 15, Claudia López’s American father sent her from her hometown of Bogotá to boarding school in Massachusetts. Her real education, however, took place in New York City, wandering the museums and galleries with her aunt who was passionate about art. But then López returned to Colombia, where she studied law, and her life seemed to veer away from art. López’s life would eventually veer back in a big way. Eight years ago, she relocated to Paris with her husband and their two sons for his real-estate company. López couldn’t practice law in Paris, so she revisited those long-harbored dreams of studying art. She enrolled in a three-year art history program offered by the Louvre. “When I started learning art history, the way I saw the world changed,” she says. “I wanted to find a way to share that.” In Paris, López noticed another thing: Bottled water was everywhere, peeking out of luxury
handbags and perched atop café tables. When she moved to Miami just under two years ago, López knew that she wanted to share art with people in an approachable way. She launched Art2o—100 percent natural spring water, packaged in bottles featuring an original work of art—last December, as the official water sponsor for the Pulse Art Fair. The goal? Create a growing awareness of art’s impact on our society. Art2o, which can be found at cafés around Wynwood, in stores like Panther Coffee, and the Bass Museum, MC Kitchen, and many others, currently has three collections, including the Master collection, which features Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera, and an iconic non-objective work by Wassily Kandinsky. However, López says that while she adores the greatest hits of art history, she also wants to provide exposure for living artists. “We want to be a canvas for them, so they can be seen,” she says. Hence, Art2o features two lines devoted to the art of today; the Inspired By collection asks artists to pay homage to their idols, while the Contemporary collection champions their own original compositions. López herself scouted the artists who appear on Art2o bottles. She went to the ArtCenter/South Florida, where she encountered “so much talent, so many incredible artists.” There she recruited artists like the Argentine Pablo Contrisciani, who painted an homage to Willem de Kooning for the Inspired By collection. Beyond the labels, which are printed in New York using a special ink, Art2o offers premium water, sourced from an alkaline spring two kilometers beneath Mississippi. “The inside is just as beautiful as the outside,” says López, who spent more than six months searching for the perfect source. The company has also taken on several educational initiatives—a look at the brand’s website reveals five “knowledge droplets” that enrich the painting for even the most in-art-iculate drinker. And for each bottle sold, five cents are reserved to build a nonprofit center for the arts. art2owater.com OD
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Art water entrepreneur Claudia López in Wynwood.
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MULTIHYPHENATE BRAD COZZA IS USING HIS KNOWLEDGE OF FASHION, FOOD, AND REAL ESTATE TO LEAVE HIS MARK ON MIAMI. BY STEPHANIE DUNN
MY MIAMI YOUR LOCAL GO-TO RESTAURANTS? “Sienna
Tavern (404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) is my current favorite. Then there’s Cavalli (150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach) and 1826 (1826 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). That’s the Italian in me.” AS A MODEL, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO LOOK GOOD. WHERE DO YOU SHOP?
“I love The Webster (1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach) and Base (927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). Nordstrom in the Aventura Mall (19501 Biscayne Blvd.) is my number-one go-to for suits. But you can’t go wrong with Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Ave.). You can spend $10,000 very quickly there.”
How were you discovered? I went to Model Search America, your traditional discovery weekend convention. I was discovered by Ford, and then I switched over to Major Model Management. I was booking ads [for] Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s, but living on a couch. I had a degree in business management from Florida Gulf Coast [University]. My father said, “Why don’t you put your education to use?” So I got a real estate license and started going between Fort Myers and Miami. Who is your ultimate model idol? How could you not say Gisele? [Also] I’d say Nina Agdal, who actually got her start in Miami. You’re also an investor in Haven. What’s your food philosophy? An amazing dish doesn’t have to have expensive ingredients or be named something you can’t pronounce. I learned that from chef Todd Erickson. It’s true knowledge of flavors that separates good food from fantastic food. How would you define your personal style? Monday through Friday at the office, I’m very business professional. And I admit I’m [into] labels: Versace or Hugo Boss pants, and Dolce & Gabbana or Prada shirts. How do you place Miami in terms of the fashion world? Miami always has and always will be a European catalog powerhouse. When you look at cities like Milan, Paris, and London, Miami is always mentioned alongside them—that will only get stronger. Where do you most like to travel? Nothing beats Milan. I also love Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth [Australia]—just to go to the wildlife refuges and see dingos and wombats. By your bed, you keep… It’s a massive stack of magazines—from Real Estate Investor for research, to Vogue for men’s trends, to a ton of food magazines. I’m always learning, so it’s simultaneously leisure and constructive reading. Haven, 1237 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-987-8885; havenlounge.com. Evolution Model Management, 407 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-484-2039; evolutionmodelmanagement.com OD
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You may recognize Brad Cozza as the chiseled face in ads for Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, or Levi’s, or perhaps you’ve passed Cozza coaching one of his protégés for Evolution Model Management, his Miami Beach-based boutique agency. Maybe you read his name in the Wall Street Journal—the newspaper ranked his investment real estate firm, Cozza Investment Group, number 10 for the largest volume produced in the US. Or maybe you crossed paths at Haven, the expanding Lincoln Road hot spot in which he’s a partner. No matter what avenue leads you his way, Cozza is a man you want to know.
PEOPLE Spirit of Generosity Sabrina Cohen at Allison Park on Miami Beach, in one of the water-resistant, beach-ready wheelchairs that allow people with mobility issues like her to get close to the water.
Wheels in Motion
Twenty-two years ago, six Miami teenagers loaded into two cars and decided to drag race down Alton Road. In the ensuing crash, five of the six kids walked away unharmed, but Sabrina Cohen, a “healthy, athletic, and normal” 14-year-old girl, was left paralyzed from the neck down. “I can vaguely remember that perhaps I didn’t think it was cool to put a seat belt on,” Cohen explains of the accident. “I wasn’t a bad kid. I was a great kid, very studious. I was just a teenager.” After the accident, Cohen says, “My image was shattered…. I saw other people in wheelchairs and it hit me that it was a reflection of me. The hardest part was being in high school with a full-time nurse who was pushing me around and had to take care of me.” Cohen underwent numerous surgeries and three months of rehab before returning to school, where she was asked to speak to a group of elementary school children. “Right away I realized— even though at first I didn’t want it to be my mission in life—that if my story could help other people be safe and think about the decisions they make in their life, then it gives you purpose.”
In 2006, Cohen launched the Sabrina Cohen Foundation. Initially, her focus was on science and treatment, but she soon found her efforts would be better spent working to enhance the existing lives of those affected. “I look at treatment and technology as ways that can improve a life [instead of] me waiting to run a marathon one day,” she says. Now, the foundation funds medical research and quality-of-life programs that help people with paralysis and disabilities live a fuller life. The foundation’s largest undertaking to date is a partnership with the City of Miami Beach, which encompasses a number of initiatives that will allow disabled and paralyzed individuals to enjoy the same perks of living in South Florida as everyone else. One element of the project will include a “one-of-akind, accessible hub of activities” for those with disabilities, including a playground, outdoor fitness area with hand cycling and yoga, and most importantly, special technology that allows people with mobility issues to get closer to the water, like water-resistant beach-ready wheelchairs that can easily continued on page 140
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Sabrina Cohen turned tragedy into triumph by starting a foundation that has made it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy the beach. by becky randel
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PeOPLe spirit of generosity Charity register Opportunities to give. YoungArts Theater, flm, and ballet come together for Outside the Box: Romeo & Juliet Reimagined, from YoungArts alumnus playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and flmmaker Andrew Hevia. Outdoor fitness and activities can be accessible to everyone, says Cohen (center, in the blue jacket), here doing chair yoga on the beach with Ela Patricia Garcia, Chris Holcomb, Gustavo Rohrscheib Buseth, Alberto Perez, Ivanna Brown, Allan Biggs Williams, Alan Brown, and Christopher Robertson. below, from left: Cohen during aqua therapy with swim coach Eduardo Marquez; hand-cycling on the beach boardwalk with Alan Brown, Cheryl Price, and Holcomb.
When: Friday, May 8, at 7 pm Where: YoungArts National Headquarters, 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Contact: youngarts.org
st. Jude Children’s reseArCh hospitAl Take part in a night of charitable giving at the 13th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. The evening supports the hospital’s aim to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases. When: Saturday, May 16, at 6:30 pm Where: JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami Contact: stjude.org
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traverse the sand and elements, currently planned at Allison Park on 64th Street and Collins Avenue. In addition to the structure itself, the foundation is creating suitable programming such as adaptive surfing, snorkeling and scuba, meditation, and art therapy. “That element of physical activity and the desire to stay healthy never leaves a person,” says Cohen. And for Cohen, the mission has already been life changing. “Because of this project, I got in the [ocean] for the first time in 22 years,” she says. Another goal of the beach project is to spread the message of inclusion—the special wood polymer decking planned will allow ramp access for strollers, coolers, bicycles, and more. “Whether it’s seniors, children, veterans, or adults with disabilities, visitors can come to Miami and have a place to go and experience outdoor activities,” says Cohen of the project, which is moving forward so quickly that it may set the stage for a global prototype. “I
have been getting messages from people all over the world about traveling to South Florida to come to our beach and experience this and use it as a template to then develop in other cities.” Cohen attributes her success to positive thinking. “Peace of mind and acceptance of oneself is probably at the core to anybody living a healthy and active lifestyle,” she explains. “I’ve come a long way to realize that.” Add to that a changing social landscape (“Society is moving towards more acceptance of everybody—gay rights, disabilities, civil rights; we should all accept one another for the way we are”) and Cohen’s love for Miami, and her motivation, stays strong. “To be an advocate for beach and fitness in my hometown is pretty amazing.” To volunteer, make a donation, or receive more information on the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, visit sabrinacohen foundation.org. OD
Where: Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Contact: womensfundmiami.org
the irie FoundAtion Don’t miss the 11th annual Irie Weekend, a threeday celebration supporting South Florida at-risk youth through mentoring, cultural experiences, and scholarships. When: Thursday, June 18, to Saturday, June 20 Where: Miami Beach Gold Club, LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and E11even Contact: irieweekend.com
Amigos For Kids The high-energy Miami Celebrity Domino Night supports Amigos for Kids’ efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families, and educating communities. When: Saturday, June 20, at 8 pm Where: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Contact: amigosforkids.org
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tAStE In this Issue: A Fresh take on Steak At Quality Meats, the heart of the menu is its myriad of hearty entrées, ranging from oversize “Butcher’s Cuts” to braised veal shank to this bone-in rib steak.
The Next Generation of Steakhouse
Quality Meats, which just opened on the beach, finds novel ways to bring the steakhouse into the 21st century.
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Michael Stillman was attending high school in 1997 when his father, celebrated restaurateur Alan Stillman, opened a branch of his Smith & Wollensky steakhouse on South Beach. Michael would eventually play an integral role in managing the nationally expanding business, and in 2007, when all but the flagship New York venue were sold, father and son founded Fourth Wall Restaurants. This past February, under that group’s widening umbrella, Michael debuted a second outlet of his successful New York steakhouse, Quality Meats, in the former Bancroft Hotel on South Beach. A chip off the old butcher block, you might correctly note, but understand that Quality Meats is not Smith & Wollensky. continued on page 146
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sunchoke, and citrus ceviche; Executive Chef Craig Koketsu plating Quality Meats’ tomato and stracciatella salad; the new space retains former elements of the Bancroft Hotel (pictured, the QM bar).
“There are a lot of similar ideas,” the younger Stillman explains, “but with a different generational view.” The divergence in aesthetics is evident as soon as one enters the elegant two-level, 200-seat space (replete with expansive wraparound patio). The design firm AvroKO used the Bancroft’s classic Art Deco elements and terrazzo floor as a foundation, but tweaks it with rich teaks, warm textures, and the rustic accoutrements of a familyowned butcher shop. (The hotel’s original check-in desk now functions as a faux butcher counter, the reception desk as a service bar.) “We like to have fun with things that are familiar,” says chef/partner Craig Koketsu, and though he could be describing the balance of tradition and whimsy evident in the décor, the chef is speaking of the approach he and Executive Chef Patrick
Rebholz have taken with the menu: big beefy offerings offset by a lighter, highly inventive, market-driven sensibility. This means diners can start their meal with a local farmer’s salad, a tower of pristine shellfish, hog snapper ceviche sparkling with sunchokes and citrus, or The Elvis—meaty slabs of grilled, house-cured bacon glazed with tamarind miso and served with peanut butter sauce and jalapeño jelly jazzed with minced apples. The heart of the menu is naturally steered toward steak. The three primary cuts are a 24-ounce tomahawk rib steak, an 18-ounce bone-in sirloin (each dry aged for 28 days), and a 12-ounce filet mignon. “We didn’t want to do wagyu and 17 types of beef, and all that,” says Stillman. What separates QM from the herd instead are underutilized and
supersize “Butcher’s Cut” meats that are cured, smoked, or dry aged in-house (intended for two to four to share). This falls right in Rebholz’s wheelhouse; the former chef de cuisine at Charleston’s Peninsula Grill possesses estimable skills in large-format butchering (as well as in farm-to-table cooking). He enthusiastically details the rarity of QM’s 64-ounce Angus double-rib steak, and is downright gleeful when describing the whole suckling pig confit that gets dry-rubbed, tied into a barrel shape, and “submerged and cooked in duck fat until it almost falls apart.” The natural byproduct of butchering is homemade charcuterie, and Rebholz takes full advantage with riveting renditions of smoked soppressata and duck bacon. At QM, non-carnivores “won’t feel like they’re getting the short end of the
stick,” insists Koketsu. “Our fish dishes are really strong.” Consider the “New York bagel-inspired” branzino, with its crisp coat of “everything” spice (sesame, poppy seed, et al.) and accompaniments of smoked cream cheese and pickled onions. “[It’s] food people can relate to,” Rebholz says of his focus, “but in a way that hasn’t been done.” This same spirit extends to delicate sides such as corn crème brûlée with sweet, crackly crust, beet-glazed carrots, and grilled oyster mushrooms straight from the farms of Homestead. “My father was very excited about South Beach since way back,” reflects Stillman, “and we’ve only become more so.” Regarding their enthusiasm for Miami, there is no generation gap. 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-340-3333; qualitymeatsmiami.com OD
Up in Smoke QM head barman Bryan Schneider’s showstopper is the Cohiba, a drink that combines aged rum, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and house-made Smoking Jacket bitters. Schneider then smokes the glass with peach wood chips right before the pour.
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“I was eating falafel one day, and I thought to myself, I bet this would go really well with oysters,” says Craig Koketsu, who experimented with a chickpea-based falafel mix atop oysters before developing what is now QM’s stuffed oysters with chickpeas and aioli. Koketsu added a chorizo aioli “for depth”; a mince of tomato, cucumber, red onion, and parsley provides a fresh, wet crunch.
Everything but the Steak
IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE BEEF AT MIAMI’S LEADING STEAK RESTAURANTS.
RARE FIND: BLT Steak BL Located in the stylish Betsy hotel, BLT Steak is one of the rare steakhouses to offer an all-raw menu, ﬁ lled with light but satisfying morsels like the tuna tartare with avocado and soy lime dressing ( LEFT).
Michael Mina’s upscale establishment in Turnberry Isle offers innovative seafood options in addition to the requisite steak; this lobster pot pie is a standout with its hearty helping of Maine lobster, trufﬂe cream, and seasonal vegetables.
Prior to joining James Beard Award-winning chef Laurent Tourondel at BLT Steak, chef de cuisine Danny Ganem honed his skills at Martín Berasategui and the two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz and opened Bourbon Steak. While glancing at the menu here, your attention will be turned to the colossal airy and cheesy popovers and velvety chicken liver mousse that act as a filling precursor to the meal. But be sure to give special consideration to the salads and sushi selection (extensive enough to earn its own menu), specifically the cobia nigiri with ginger hoisin and pineapple chili. “All our fish comes from either Japan or local fishermen,” says Ganem. The Betsy, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-673-0044; thebetsyhotel.com BURGEONING MATTERS: Bourbon Steak
MEA Meat Market’s Executive Chef Sean Brasel is a selfprofessed seafood guy, which comes through in dishes like his creative shrimp ceviche.
Michael Mina gives you copious amounts of tantalizing offerings (lobster pot pie, anyone?) to make you forget about the existence of beef at his revered contemporary steakhouse. From the trio of duck fat fries “amuse” and the Moroccanspiced rock shrimp lentils to the decadently creamy miso-glazed seabass swimming in maitake
mushroom dashi, your mouth will never experience a dull moment. Although the dry-aged burger (a blend of brisket, short rib, and chuck) is only listed on the bar menu, it’s the one item everyone who visits Bourbon Steak ought to bite into. “A burger is an important find,” says Mina. “There’s a real science to it.” 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura, 786-279-6600; michaelmina.net RAW BAZAAR: Meat Market
The sexiest steakhouse in all of Miami, Meat Market seduces you with its surroundings, potent cocktails (sip on the herbaceous blackberry sage smash), and extensive raw offerings that on a good night include 17-ounce stone crab claws. Never mind that everyone around you is being served a steak knife; Executive Chef Sean Brasel is a seafood guy: “Me personally, I like to eat fish.” And Brasel has a knack for cooking it, too. You simply can’t go wrong with the daily ceviche or fish, which fuses the local catch with Brasel’s creative genius. For an afterthought, Key lime pie cheesecake will leave you satiated. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088; meatmarketmiami.com PORTION CONTROL: Prime 112
Twelve years in, Prime 112 is still the hottest table in town, with former US presidents such as Bill Clinton dropping in to feast on family-size salad portions (go for the Prime 112 chopped) and indulge in fried Oreos. “The whole idea when we started this was the modern steakhouse,” says Executive Chef Todd Zimmer. “But we wanted to throw back to the things we grew up eating, so [it’s] not just steak.” Sides abound, from lobster mac-and-cheese and creamed corn to 10 takes on potatoes, as well as finger-licking sweet and spicy confit chicken wings. CONTINUED ON PAGE 150
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MORIS MORENO (BLT INTERIOR); MICHAEL PISARRI (MEAT MARKET)
Be they traditional or contemporary, steakhouses all have one thing in common: They are a carnivore’s dream. But look past their prime— and often gargantuan—cuts of meat (some of which are aged in their in-house meat lockers), and you might just find a bevy of unsung yet delicious salads, seafood, pasta, and desserts. As steak maven Michael Mina best puts it, “Just because people love going to a steakhouse in this day and age doesn’t mean there’s not a large percentage of people who want everything but the steak.”
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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: The dining room at Prime 112; Stripsteak at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach; Meat Market’s crudo bar.
PRIME 112 The celeb-magnet steakhouse will sate your non-meat cravings with dishes that include familysize salads, such as the signature Prime 112 chopped ( LEFT).
WOLFGANG’S Worthy of its New York steakhouse origins, at Wolfgang’s, the seafood tower is piled high with lobster, shrimp, lump crab, littleneck clams, and oysters.
Forget the Fontainebleau’s dry-aging meat locker; here, it’s all about BleauFish. The resort’s private fishing vessel sources local catch for all its restaurants, including Michael Mina’s Stripsteak. Start your experience at the edgy, copper-hued modern steakhouse with a towering shellfish platter of the chef’s daily selection. Then go for the pasta. The duck and ricotta butternut squash cavatelli with black trumpet mushrooms and Parmesan foam is an enigma of flavors and textures. As per Mina, though, leave room for the bread pudding. “It’s unbelievable,” he says. “Dessert is the most missed, yet classic item at steakhouses.” 4441
Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 877-3267412; michaelmina.net SLICE OF NY: Wolfgang’s
“When I started out in the steakhouse business in 1963, we were concentrated on steak, french fries, creamed spinach, and maybe lamb chops,” says Wolfgang Zwiener of his 40-year tenure as head waiter of New York’s famed Peter Luger steakhouse. Nowadays, his Wolfgang’s in downtown Miami is the kind of steakhouse where deals get made over a slice of Junior’s cheesecake (a Big Apple staple since 1950 and shipped in daily). Take in unparalleled views of Biscayne Bay alongside a generous, appetizing cut of sizzling Canadian bacon, and for the main event, opt for the off-menu seafood pasta scampi—it’s Wolfgang’s best-kept secret. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-487-7130; wolfgangssteakhouse.net OD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY JAMES (PRIME 112 INTERIOR); GFX (STRIPSTEAK)
At the Fontainebleau, Stripsteak’s Michael Mina wows diners with plays on textures and ﬂavors, like this duck and ricotta butternut squash cavatelli with black trumpet mushrooms and Parmesan foam.
But it’s the signature lobster bisque, which packs six ounces of crustacean in a single bowl, that takes the cake as the not-to-be-missed dish. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-8112; mylesrestaurantgroup.com
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One Of the mOst exciting tOques in sOuth flOrida’s culinary scene, chef AdriAnne CAlvo is bringing wOrld-class taste tO a small-tOwn lOcale. by jordi lippe She’s the youngest chef to ever cook for the United Nations and, at 19, catered the 2003 World Series for the then-champion Florida Marlins. She’s the winner of multiple awards, including champion of the 2013 Master Holiday Chef Challenge, where she beat 14 prominent national chefs, yet you’ve probably never heard of Adrianne Calvo or her wildly popular Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in Kendall. Napa Valleyinspired menu items like the Wine Country cheese plate, the 24-hour braised prime beef short rib, and the Harris Ranch Black Angus five-diamond reserve filet have also won Calvo a strong following over the years. Here, the 31-year-old CubanAmerican culinary force talks about what stirs her success.
Why did you become a chef? I didn’t originally want to be a chef; I wanted to go into journalism. It wasn’t until a scheduling mistake in my sophomore year of high school, when I was put into a cooking class. While I was waiting to get out of it, Johnson & Wales [University, which has a prominent culinary academy] came in and gave a presentation. From that point forward, all I wanted to do was cook. Did you have any major hurdles to jump? It was—and still is—very much a man’s world, but it didn’t
Chef Adrianne Calvo is so confdent about the favor of her food that she hosts “Dark Dining” once a month, where diners can’t see what they are eating. “It’s a very sexy dining experience,” she says. “By suppressing the sense of sight, the other senses become heightened.” Calvo hosts the multicourse dinners like an interactive wine tasting. “I do it because I am obsessed with guests’ reaction to food,” she says.
matter. I stayed focused and went from doing an internship to opening my restaurant at 23 years old. I call myself the Beyoncé of the food world because Beyoncé’s band is all women and my kitchen team is all women. I think they’re drawn to me because they see opportunity or maybe they see themselves in me. Where do you find your inspiration? I was the fat kid. My mom cooked every day, and while the other kids were out playing, I’d stay inside setting the table hoping that dinnertime would come faster. I just cook things that I love to eat. We slowly braise our osso buco for six hours and check it every 45 minutes to make sure it’s simmering properly. There’s so much attention paid to the dish that whenever the guest has it, it becomes a memory. Do you have passions outside the kitchen? Seven years ago, I started my own foundation called Make It Count in honor of my sister who passed away from cancer. Her whole thing was “make it count,” and she wanted to help kids and families going through treatment when she got better. We partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and have countless other sponsorships. My whole staff has to devote time to the charity; if you work here, you have to give back. 11510 SW 147th Ave., Miami, 305-408-8386; chefadriannes.com OD
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Duck, Duck, Spice reopens in south Beach with a duck Breast as richly spiced as the magic city itself. by carla torres “Not your daddy’s steakhouse” is STK’s tag line, and one that sums up the contemporarily chic restaurant that originated in New York’s Meatpacking District and has since expanded to locations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Washington, DC. “It’s the type of place where you can have a good time and loosen up during dinner and no one is going to judge you for it,” says South East Regional Corporate Chef Aaron Taylor of the steakhouse, which recently reopened in Miami at the new 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.
While duck is a rarity on Miami menus, STK’s vibrant, spice-rubbed duck breast will forever change how you think about the poultry.
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TasTe The Dish “The biggesT Thing for me is To Try To creaTe a perfecT balance beTween acidiTy, salTy, and sweeT.” —aaron taylor When STK Miami originally closed in 2013, Taylor took to the road, hopping into STK kitchens around the country. “New York always has some type of duck on the menu, but we’ve never done duck in Miami,” he says. Until now, with the restaurant’s spiced duck breast entrée...
THE OTHER OTHER WHITE MEAT Taylor cites awareness as the main driving force for putting the poultry on the menu. “I want people to know there’s more to steakhouses than just red meat,” says the Cleveland native, who first brought his talents to South Beach in 2008 for the opening of Meat Market. “I had an opportunity to work as chef de cuisine alongside Sean [Brasel] and couldn’t pass that up.” It was there that Taylor learned beef is only a small part of the puzzle. “Duck is kind of like the forgotten meat,” he says.
PREPARING THE BIRD “Duck has a bad reputation,” Taylor says of the ani-
mal commonly regarded as gamey. To counter the misconception, he sources his birds from Long Island’s Crescent Duck—a farm noted for producing fine duck since 1908. “It’s the best eating duck for the consumer,” says Taylor, who rubs the breasts with curry, cinnamon, brown sugar, and piment d’espelette (a variety of chili pepper cultivated in France) before setting them to a slow render to cook out the fat without overdoing it. “Duck can be pretty fatty, and we want to get it crispy at the top but pink in the middle.” Taylor simultaneously sears an accompanying duck roulade till it’s browned at the edges. “First we confit the legs and then pick it apart while it’s hot and roll it up.”
BALANCING ACT “The biggest thing for me with every dish is to try to create a perfect balance between acidity, salty, and sweet,” the chef says. In the case of STK’s spiced duck breast, Taylor strikes that balance with lots of elements. Tangy whole-grain apricot mustard and
acidic pickled cabbage coat the plate and cut the richness of the roulade, and he bathes the vibrant and tender sliced duck breasts in sweet duck jus reduction before spooning an earthy-citrusy apricot pistachio chutney on top. Even with so much going on, each element manages to stand and shine alone: the fuzziness of the apricot slices in the chutney, the crunch and nuttiness of the pistachios, the aromatic and fragrant taste of the pink white meat that you barely even need to chew, all countered with the roulade’s rough (in a good way) edges. Like STK, it’s a party for the palate. 2301 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6988; togrp.com OD
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Searing duck confit, to be served alongside the duck breast. right: STK’s chef Aaron Taylor makes sure each element of the dish manages to stand alone. above: For taste and color, the duck is paired with red cabbage and apricot pistachio chutney.
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A dash of orange zest (far left) is a finishing touch to PM Fish & Steak’s San Telmo Martini (left), which also uses fragrant rosemary, in addition to French whiskey, ginger liqueur, lime juice, agave, and apple cider reduction. above: Floor manager and bartender Bettina De Andrea adding the essential rosemary sprig.
Usually it’s bartenders or mixologists who are tasked with conceptualizing and creating a restaurant’s cocktail list, but at PM Fish & Steak, it’s floor manager Bettina De Andrea who’s in charge of what’s poured, shaken, and stirred behind the bar. A bartender by trade, De Andrea spent 12 years mixing libations, first in Boston and New York before landing in Miami, where she tended bar at Garcia’s and Seaspice. “Mixology in Boston is huge; I wanted to bring some of that to Miami.” PM, named after the neighborhood of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires, Argentina, opened its doors in Brickell in 2012, making it the first outpost in the US and outside of Mexico (where the Argentine-style steakhouse first opened in 1986). It instantly drew a hip crowd of South Americans looking for a taste of home. The gargantuan space fuses the old world with a penchant for modern touches. The same can be said of the San Telmo, which blends Bastille, a French whiskey, with raw agave, lime juice, organic apple cider reduction,
Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and muddled rosemary. “Women [didn’t] normally drink whiskey, but they drink this,” says De Andrea. Making a whiskey-based martini is a bold move, but throwing rosemary into the mix is even more unorthodox for a classic steakhouse. Says De Andrea, “People see rosemary and they get scared,” although the fragrant herb shouldn’t be feared as it plays well with the Bastille’s robust yet fruity character. Then she adds two ounces of the whiskey—shaken, not stirred. “If I did one ounce, people would say, ‘Where’s my whiskey?’” Indeed, the generous two-ounce pour of the powerful spirit doesn’t dominate the delicate martini, as heat from the ginger liqueur mingles flawlessly with the buzzing sweetness that both apple cider and agave bring to the glass. The whole thing is capped off with a splash of house Chardonnay (which isn’t listed in the cocktail description). “We all have our secrets,” says De Andrea, who adds a final, but essential, touch of orange zest and a rosemary sprig. 1453 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-200-5606; pmrestaurantes.com OD
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The San Telmo marTini aT PM Fish & stea challengeS The ruleS of cockTailery wiTh iTS uSe of whiSkey over Tried-and-True SpiriTS. by carla torres
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“When is it time to flip a steak, and how long do you grill your steak?” are two of the questions William Crandall, executive chef of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, answers at his seasonally themed interactive cooking classes. The next intimate (i.e., limited to 15 students) fourcourse lesson takes place June 6 with a seafood summertime theme—think crab cake niçoise, fruits de mer, and mango floating island. After learning how it’s done, enjoy the fruits of your labor with wine pairings. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358; mandarinoriental.com
Mediterranean cuisine is having a moment in Miami, with the latest iteration, La Savina, representing the rustic shores of the Balearic Islands, which include Majorca and Ibiza. La Savina takes over the former Asia de Cuba space at the whimsically swank Mondrian, where Morgans Corporate Executive Chef Tien Ho, who got his culinary start with French mastermind Daniel Boulud at Café Boulud and then honed his skills at David Chang’s two-Michelin-starred shrine to noodles, Momofuku, spearheads the award-winning culinary team. “Mediterranean cuisine is all about keeping things simple,” says Ho, a statement best evidenced by any one of La Savina’s classically grilled meats and fish. Beyond the grill, expect an array of fresh crudos ranging from hamachi with serrano chili and crispy shallots to chilled shrimp with crushed olives, tomato, and oregano, all coupled with unique takes on sangria (try the rosemary pear). 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1940; morganshotelgroup.com
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At Charles Khabouth’s restaurant Byblos, look for a unique twist on mezze, like steak tartare drizzled with chili paste, mint, yogurt, and olive oil, as well as yogurt-baked ﬂuke with toasted breadcrumbs, walnuts, and brown butter. 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041; byblosmiami.com
A shopping plaza in Aventura might be the last place you’d expect to ﬁnd authentic Southern brisket, but at Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar, it’s Executive Chef Erica Nicholl’s signature. Hailing from Dallas, Nicholl offers traditional dishes with a twist, like scallops coupled with butternut squash. 20475 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-937-2777; pilarrestaurantandbar.com
TASTE OF CUBA Finka Table & Tap’s menu honors three generations of restaurateurs.
From vaca frita immersed in a pile of kimchi shoestring fries and topped with pico de gallo, spicy mayo, and queso blanco, to three-cheese carne asada mac loaded with bacon and scallions, Finka Table & Tap unorthodoxly
fuses Cuban cuisine with Korean and Japanese influences. But there’s one thing that thirdgeneration restaurateur Eileen Andrade has left untouched: the croquetas. “We would never change that,” she says of the fried
golden spheres that harken back to landmark Cuban-American eatery Islas Canarias, which her grandparents began in 1977 after immigrating from La Habana. 14690 SW 26th St., Miami, 305-2278818; finkarestaurant.com OD
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Zoë Kravitz at her Ocean Drive cover release party at Wall at the W South Beach. Shorts, Balenciaga
Sporting long braids and her signature rockeredge style, the sum of which seems to pay homage to her über-cool parents, Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, Zoë Kravitz arrived at Wall at the W South Beach to celebrate her latest achievement: the release of her March-issue Ocean Drive cover. Joined by Miami’s elite and Kravitz’s friend and cousin, DJ Ruckus, Kravitz enjoyed herself into the wee hours. “It’s so great to be here,” she said of Miami Beach, as she had just escaped frigid New York, and she meant it. Kravitz spent the better part of the week frolicking in the ocean, and couldn’t resist showing off to her 535,000 Instagram followers just how beautiful paradise was, posting sunny shots on the beach with the caption, “New York I love you but you’re bringing me down. #miami” and “Ok Miami, we get it. You’re awesome. #vitaminD.” Kravitz soaked up much-needed relaxation, as she’s been busy with two movies released this year, as well as touring with her band, Lolawolf. Her most recent film, Mad Max: Fury Road, out in May, is hot on the heels of the March release of her sci-fi flick Insurgent, the second installment in the Divergent series. If she stays this busy, we’ll surely see her back on the beach for another dose of vitamin D.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Damien Dante Wayans and Kevin Hart at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade at The Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus Celebrity Poker Fundraiser at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Xu Bing at his opening reception at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.
Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson, and Rachel Hilbert at Victoria’s Secret Pink Nation’s Spring Break Bash.
Bruno Senna and Nick Zano at the grand opening of TAG Heuer’s Miami Design District boutique.
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Errol Andam and Giancarlo Stanton at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
JOINING THE FLOCKS of spring breakers that come to Miami every year, Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson, and Rachel Hilbert hosted the Victoria’s Secret Pink Nation’s Spring Break Bash at the Surfcomber. Over on the mainland, racecar driver Bruno Senna and actor Nick Zano showed up for the opening of TAG Heuer’s new boutique in the Miami Design District, and Jason Mraz performed a sentimental set at the Adrienne Arsht Center as part of his Yes! tour. Martha Stewart at Soho Beach House.
Michael Voltaggio and Scott Conant at Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Jason Mraz at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Jeana Stone, Philip Goldfarb, and Carla Hall at Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
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SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Mae Whitman, Hannah Bronfman, and Julie Sariñana at the Aerie Celebrates Swim with the World’s Largest Unretouched #AerieREAL Selfie at the Mondrian South Beach.
Donald Trump, Arnold Palmer, and Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. at the Arnold Palmer Villa grand opening at Trump National Doral.
Ahol Sniffs Glue and Michelle Leshem at Electric Pickle’s six-year anniversary.
Boris Hirmas and Diego Bianchi at the opening of “Project Gallery: Diego Bianchi” at PAMM.
Guy Fieri and Robert Irvine at the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival chef kick-off at the Thompson Miami Beach.
Ariel Roman and Paz Vega at MDC’s 2015 Miami International Film Festival Britweek Happy Hour at The Standard Hotel & Spa Miami Beach. Adolfo Barattolo and John Jenkin at Anima Domus’s announcement of its collaboration with Driade.
Masaharu Morimoto and Masayuki Komatsu at the Belvedere Vodka and Moët & Chandon Champagne dinner at The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. Billy Corben, Dennis Scholl, Alfred Spellman, and Jaie Laplante at MDC’s 2015 Miami International Film Festival screening of Dawg Fight.
CELEB SIGHTINGS THE CELEBRITIES COULDN’T get enough of South Beach. At the Mondrian South Beach, actress Mae Whitman, DJ Hannah Bronfman, and fashion blogger Julie Sariñana took part in the world’s largest unretouched selfie as part of Aerie’s new swim collection reveal and #AerieREAL campaign. Over at The Standard Miami Beach, Ariel Roman and actress Paz Vega were among the crowd of festivalgoers at MDC’s Miami International Film Festival’s Britweek happy hour.
Jorge Pérez at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach “100 at 1” VIP launch.
Mera and Don Rubell, with Candice Breitz and Bonnie Clearwater at Breitz’s Art Chat at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.
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Books IIII Bischof, Cristina Gonzalez, and Typoe at Core Creative at Primary Projects.
Jimmy and Janie Tate, with Diane and Alan Lieberman at the All Star dinner hosted by Paul Liebrandt, David Kinch, and Mathias Gervais sponsored by Merrill Lynch at the Setai.
Vanessa Grout and Kenton Parker at the Brickell Flatiron art talk and private dinner with Julian Schnabel, Ugo Colombo, and Bonnie Clearwater.
Geoffrey Zakarian and Steve Owens at the Quinto La Huella dinner at the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Christian Borillo and Ana Williams at Hunter & Gatti’s “I Will Make You a Star” opening at Wynwood Art Group.
Daniel Vu, Josh Moody, Jeff Ransdell, and Adam Rosenfeld at the All Star dinner hosted by Paul Liebrandt, David Kinch, and Mathias Gervais sponsored by Merrill Lynch at the Setai.
Bobby and Jill Zarin at the Brickell Flatiron art talk and private dinner with Julian Schnabel, Ugo Colombo, and Bonnie Clearwater.
Hayley Sloman and Bronwyn Miller at the Twelve Good Men luncheon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida at Jungle Island.
Stephen Balcom, Alicia Lamadrid, and Cameron Cervera at the Coya Young Influencer preview party.
Dan and Kathryn Mikesell at An Evening of Fine Arts at their residence.
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Alexandra Dickinson, Brittany Butler, Paula Lauro, Sabrina Anderson, and Raymond Hemmings at The Art of Fashion at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Esteban Lichter and Rachel Robinson at Jamie’s Rescue and Reebok Crossfit’s Pull-Ups for Puppies.
Anthony Spinello and Agustina Woodgate at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum of Art.
Paulina Vega and Jim McLean at the World Golf ChampionshipsCadillac Championship Cadillac Nights Live Fashion Experience at Trump National Doral.
Kim Goldsmith, Ricardo Dunin, and Kim Vanderpol at the Glasswing International’s Miami Chapter launch hosted by Lionheart Capital at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach.
Phoebe St. Germain Fellows and Cristina Lei Rodriguez at An Evening at Villa Anila.
Bill Fuller, Willie Chirino, and Zack Bush at Ball & Chain.
Audra Mari and Tony Imbesi at the World Golf ChampionshipsCadillac Championship Opening Drive party at Trump National Doral.
Gene Robinson, Brett Cossairt, Scott Minker, and Joshua Philips at Belvedere Vodka’s Social event at the W South Beach.
Spike Mendelson and Josh Capon at the Let’s Get Spiked celebrity chef volleyball tournament at the Thompson Miami Beach.
Deimante Guobyte and Zachary Scott at An Evening of Fine Arts at the home of Dan and Kathryn Mikesell.
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union with Chris and Pat Riley at the Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala.
Henry Walker and Goran Dragic at the Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala.
Jon Secada and Shane Battier at South Beach Battioke 2015 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Elle Macpherson at the Women’s Fund Miami-Dade Power of the Purse luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Miami.
Susan Richard, Amanda Burch, and Cleo Monrose at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum.
Nikki Sapp and Erik Spoelstra at the Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala.
Andrea Bocelli at the Miami Beach Centennial Celebration concert.
STOPPING TRAFFIC HEAT PLAYERS Dwyane Wade,
Birdman, Henry Walker, and Goran Dragic joined coach Erik Spoelstra and girlfriend Nikki Sapp, team president Pat Riley and wife Chris, and owners Micky and Madeleine Arison for an exciting evening on Ocean Drive at the team’s Hublot Black Tie gala to raise money for local charities. Downtown, Elle Macpherson showed her support for the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, alongside Mayor Carlos Gimenez and David Martin, as MC at the organization’s Power of the Purse luncheon.
Fatima Mullins, Christian Dickens, Belkys Nerey, and Brian Mullins at the opening of MsCheezious in the Mimo District. Martha Hunt at CNN Miami in Brickell.
Micky and Madeleine Arison at the Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala.
Birdman at the Hublot Black Tie on Ocean Drive gala.
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Dr. Fernando and Elsa Mendoza at the Be A Kid Again Gala at the Miami Children’s Museum.
Kelly Thomas, Alyssa Riley, Lauren Vickers, and Audrey Blondin at The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2015 on Star Island.
Michael and Allison Stillman at the opening of Quality Meats benefiting the MIR Foundation.
Lynne and John Richard at the Miami Jewish Health Systems 75thanniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala.
Marty Margulies and Pilar Tarrau at the opening of the Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modern Art exhibit at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.
Lina Eusse Feliz and Cristina Solis at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum of Art.
Brian and Jana Neff at South Beach Battioke 2015 at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Jill Martin at The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2015 on Star Island. Dan Milewski and Nina JohnsonMilewski with Tara SokolowBenmeleh and Jack Benmeleh at A Night at the Museum at the Bass Museum of Art.
Carlos Gimenez and David Martin at the Women’s Fund Miami-Dade Power of the Purse luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Miami.
STYLISH SUPPORT GALA SEASON WAS in full effect as generous patrons like
Alexandra Slatina and Samuel Sayegh at The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2015 on Star Island.
Jill Martin and Buster and Andres Asion supported The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s efforts at the annual Hearts & Stars gala. Arts benefactors Lina Eusse Feliz, Cristina Solis, Dan Milewski, Nina Johnson-Milewski, Tara Sokolow-Benmeleh, and Jack Benmeleh enjoyed A Night at the Museum, the annual fundraiser for the Bass Museum, while further north, prominent art collector Marty Margulies and designer Pilar Tarrau celebrated the opening of the Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modern Art exhibit at the NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale.
Buster and Andres Asion at The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala 2015 on Star Island.
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Carey Kelley, Gigi Coloma Oehlhey, and Alexis Trigoura.
Heather Erdmann, Ashley Berg, and Michelle Miller.
Billy Smith, Candice Petersen, Jenni Gallaudet, and Lynn Chase.
Lauren Mergaman and Michelle Guerrera.
Zoe Galitz and Stephanie Roy.
Andrea Sugranes and Vicky Robayna. Natalie Arroyave and Lai-Wan Elizabeth.
Jessika Angartia and Katherine Parra.
ALL ABOUT ZOË OCEAN DRIVE’s March cover star, Zoë Kravitz, hosted the issue’s release party at Wall at the W South Beach. Guests danced to sounds by DJ Ruckus while sipping on beers from Crown Imports and cocktails made with Baron Tequila. Invicta timepieces helped make the VIP private event an all-out soirée. Carly Galitz and Kayla Kotalik.
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center in the heart of Brickell, drawing South Florida influencers and tastemakers. The epicurean elite sipped cocktails courtesy of Fleur de Lis Vodka and enjoyed dinner by the bite from Cipriani, Truluck’s, Katsuya, Moyé, OTC, and Passion Restaurant Group.
Elisa Tarrago and Megan Garcia.
Alex Band, Kelsey Magrisso, Lauren Peterson, and Carol Almedia.
Roberta Drummond and Michelle D’Antonio.
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Rebecca Mandelman, Lena Koorse, and Leslie Wolfson.
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Stephanie Forman, Scott Shuffield, and Julie Davis.
Marra Allen and Jorian Weiner.
Todd Disner, Natalia Ramos, and Jason Inasi. Jakob Guggenthaler and Enrique del Campo.
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Vicco von Bülow, Felicia Marquez, and Lauren Fitzpatrick.
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and Ocean Drive, together with Stephen Starr Events and Nordstrom, kicked off YoungArts Miami with Cultural Cocktails at Ted’s. The party drew local tastemakers and VIPs who were treated to performance vignettes by YoungArts alumni, specialty cocktails by Grey Goose Vodka, and canapés courtesy of Stephen Starr Events.
Emmanuelle Chriqui says her Entourage character, Sloan McQuewick, “is the most glamorous version of myself.”
who’s that girl? LONG KNOWN AS THE SEXY SIDEKICK TO THE BOYS OF ENTOURAGE, EMMANUELLE CHRIQUI COMES INTO HER OWN AS A BANKABLE HOLLYWOOD STAR WHEN THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES HITS THE BIG SCREEN THIS JUNE. BY
“Sloan is somebody that I could look at and be like, ‘Wow, I want to be like that; I want to be effortlessly chic and breeze through life,’” says Chriqui of the Entourage character she played for six seasons on HBO, and which she reprises for the big screen this June.
ntourage fans, get ready for a wild ride: The upcoming big-screen production of the HBO hit series “is like the biggest, most awesome version of the television show,” says Emmanuelle Chriqui, who plays Sloan McQuewick, the show’s beloved and enduring female standout in a sea of outrageous bros. “It’s shot so beautifully. Doug Ellin really did an amazing job directing this film. It looks so cinematic.” When the movie picks up (“some opening sequences were shot in Miami”), Sloan, the on-again, offagain love interest (and soon-to-be baby mama) to Kevin Connolly’s character, Eric, “is about to pop,” Chriqui says. “Things are nice between her and Eric; they’re not together but they’re co-parenting. And it unravels, as it always does between them.” Playing a new mother was “wild,” she reports. “It was really fun to be wearing this plastic belly,” she says. “It makes you waddle; it makes you walk and carry yourself differently. And instinctively, I was constantly touching my belly. It was pretty funny. I was like, ‘Oh yeah, this is why pregnant people are always rubbing their belly.’” However, playing the new mother didn’t necessarily translate into her aching to become one herself today. “My dream has always been to adopt, so I’m sure that I will adopt at some point,” she says of her future family plans. “Whether I have some of my own or not kind of remains to be seen.” Sporting workout pants, sneakers, and a North Face jacket on an unseasonably chilly day in the “real” Los Angeles, Chriqui says that her Entourage character, befitting the overall exaggerated vibe of the show, “is the most glamorous version of myself. I’m a total tomboy in real life—ask anybody who knows me.” Clearly, the actress is being a bit modest—Chriqui looks plenty dazzling, even makeup-free and with her long, dark locks pulled back in a loose ponytail, sipping on a green almond milk smoothie after her morning workout. “Sloan is somebody that I could look at and be like, ‘Wow, I want to be like that; I want to be effortlessly chic and really philanthropic, and I want to breeze through life.’ That would be amazing.” In truth, that description sounds quite a bit like Chriqui herself. Born in Montreal to Jewish Moroccan immigrants, Chriqui grew up just outside of Toronto, where her childhood dreams of becoming an actress began to take hold at age 10 when she landed her first part, in a McDonald’s commercial. She went on to a series of roles on television and the silver screen, the biggest beyond Entourage being the $200 million-grossing Adam Sandler comedy You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. “My manager always jokes that there’s my career before Entourage and after Entourage,” says Chriqui, 37, who had her first big break in the 2000 big-screen comedy Snow Day. “Looking back, I’m a little bit dumbfounded. It’s like the gift that kept giving for six years.” Equally as important as that career success are the enduring friendships she’s made over the course of the six years spent filming the HBO series. “To this day, the guys really are like brothers,” she says of her costars—Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven. “Maybe they don’t keep in touch on a daily basis, but I really feel like when we do see each other, it’s like coming home. If I ever needed one of them, I could call and be like, ‘I really need you right now,’ and they would be there.” The feeling is clearly mutual. “She’s just so lovely, intelligent—obviously beautiful—she’s got a good heart,” Grenier tells Ocean Drive. “We’ve always bonded over the years in some of the environmental work that I’ve been doing and she’s certainly doing it as well. There are so many people in the business that are affected, and she’s just real.” Originally, her character, introduced in season two, was meant to have a three-episode arc, but over the years became a part of the fabric of the show. Sloan McQuewick resonated with viewers, and provided a sort of antidote to the high-octane antics of the group of testosterone-fueled Hollywood high rollers the show chronicles. “She represented something stable, a groundedness,” says Chriqui of her character. “Even though she came from Hollywood royalty, she was not jaded. She’s the kind of person that a lot of people would aspire to [be]—mainly, she’s a good person, whereas the show showed every color of the spectrum of our industry, which isn’t always so nice. There was almost a bit of relief when it came to Sloan.” Chriqui imbued the role with a palpable gravity, an understated poise that she refers to as “being in your power as a woman.” That, she says, is a theme in her life that has really served her on screen and off. “When you can walk through life feeling confident and feeling good about yourself—whether you [weigh] an extra five pounds or not—and it comes from deep within, that is really powerful.” The actress’s latest project couldn’t be more of a departure from the glitzy streets of Miami and Hollywood: TNT’s Murder in the First, which kicked off its second season on April 15. “I’m so excited to be a part of this show,” says Chriqui, who binge-watched the first season over the holidays. The
The dark-haired beautyâ€™s first acting job was a McDonaldâ€™s commercial at age 10, before landing her breakout role in the film Snow Day.
“The more that I learn and the more that I grow,
the more being in my power is everything.”
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character, a half-Israeli/half-Mexican sergeant in a gang unit who spent time in the Israeli army, is “a total badass. She’s super guarded and doesn’t wear her emotions on her sleeve. I’m just discovering who she is, and that is so exciting for me as an actor.” Equally exciting for Chriqui are the philanthropy projects to which she dedicates her time off the set. “I’ve started working with this amazing organization called I Am That Girl (iamthatgirl.com), to empower young women and let them know that they are powerful and they are incredible and they can change the way that they feel about themselves and therefore change the world. And I really believe that.” Chriqui also invests her time and effort in Raise Hope for Congo (raisehopeforcongo.org). “It’s just the most dangerous place in the world for women to exist; they use rape as a weapon of warfare. It’s terrifying,” she says. “And yet, these women there, their strength and their courage are something that we can learn from. They create these communities where they help each other, and they want their voices to be heard, so it’s really this very strong theme in my life. The more that I learn and the more that I grow, the more being in my power is everything.” She had an important early role model in terms of finding her inner strength: her mother, who passed away when Chriqui was 16, after a long battle with cancer. “My mother was a very powerful woman. And she always encouraged me to go after my dreams,” she remembers. “She said to me when I was 13, ‘You’re going to become an actress for the both of us.’ My mother had a flair for dramatics and was very beautiful as a young woman, and I believe the story goes that she was asked to be Miss Casablanca, but in a very traditional Jewish home, that was not okay.” “I always had this very strong support. It wasn’t until I was older that I was really able to appreciate the gift that she had left me in a short amount of time: everything from cooking and setting a beautiful table and just the tradition of being a fighter,” Chriqui continues. “My mother was such a fighter. The cancer just devoured her, but to the last moment she fought and lived life; two weeks before her death, even though it would take her four hours to get ready, she was very coquettish and she was getting ready and you’d ask, ‘You need help, Mom?’ And she’d say, ‘Nope.’ She was going to do it on her own. And those are the kind of things that when I least expect it, I remember them and go, ‘Wow.’” When Chriqui was in her early twenties, her father and stepmother set down roots in South Florida, where they bought a place in Delray Beach. “Every time I’d visit, I’d of course have to hit Miami,” says the star, who admits to having toasted a few wild New Year’s Eves in town, and loves the art scene and the city’s laid-back vibe (“Everything’s easy here!” she says). Although raised in El Salvador, her boyfriend, actor Adrian Bellani, was born in Miami and still has relatives in the area, so these days, Miami is as much about family time for Chriqui as it is relaxation. She raves about an entire week spent being pampered at Canyon Ranch and enjoying the city’s fare, whether that’s at the more upscale Soho Beach House or the many great Cuban mom-and-pop places where she indulges in “a good café con leche with condensed milk— when else do you ever [get] that?” OD
WOMEN of I N Flu eN c e If all of Miami is a stage—and an international one at that— these women are the lead players. From real estate to politics and entertainment, they are the visionaries, community supporters, and thought leaders who’ve built Miami’s past, and are shaping its future. By julIa Ford-carther Photography by BIllY rood
The Dream Builder
SONIA FIGUEROA After 17 years shaping Miami’s skyline, now as senior vice president of development at The Related Group, and previously in the public sector with Miami-Dade County, Sonia Figueroa isn’t just influencing the city—she’s creating it.
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Describe your work in the public sector: I started in the planning department. It was extremely exciting because Dade County did not have a comprehensive development master plan to guide how municipalities grew. Then I went to work for the City of Miami for Jorge Pérez, and got involved with the housing issues to redevelop inner-city areas. What has the transition to The Related Group meant to you? It’s been an incredible ride. I live on Key Biscayne, and when I walk on the beach, I’m able to see the tip of South Beach, those beautiful high-rises, and know that I had a part in that. How are you shaping the future of Miami? We’re building the Biscayne Line, a bayfront pedestrian path that will link properties in Edgewater. On South Miami Avenue, we are big proponents of making that a Lincoln Road type of street during certain times to [allow] public transportation and cut traffic. What are the advantages or disadvantages to being a woman in your field? You have to command respect by portraying confidence [in order] for [men] to look past your physical attributes. At the same time, women have a way of nurturing people along [to get] the best performance possible. Who is your role model: The most influential person in my life was my father. He was always a friend. That support and belief in me was incredibly sustaining. Best advice he gave you: Lead by example. I hope I’ve instilled that in my sons. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-460-9900; relatedgroup.com
The Community Conduit
PAMELA SILVA CONDE The coanchor for Univision’s highly rated Primer Impacto news program, Pamela Silva Conde has won six Emmy Awards, was one of People en Español’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” and has cohosted The View. She’s also a strong believer in using her platform to help shape her community. Did being Miami-based give you a career advantage? I always wanted to do Spanish media because I wanted to serve my community. Miami’s a pivotal point. You have to be where the action is. What role do you see Miami having in the world today? Miami has had an evolution in terms of news impact. We just built the largest newsroom in the country with a joint venture we did with Fusion, and were able to bring Univision News and ABC network [together]. It may be five or 10 years, [but] Miami’s definitely going to be a more competitive city than it ever was. How do you pay it forward? With the [Pamela Silva Conde Scholarship], we have given six scholarships at Florida International University. I’m involved with the students because I want to maximize the impact that these scholarships have. That’s the purpose of doing philanthropic work, to build new generations of people with the same mentality. How else do you give back to the community? I’m part of the committee of St. Jude Miami and I’m on the national advisory board for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There’s also Amigos for Kids, which focuses on neglected and abused children. Throughout the year, we give counseling and seminars for families. We want to empower parents. How do you manage it all? The second you start thinking, I could do this, it actually becomes manageable. Your attitude influences everything. univision.com 192
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The Entertainment Empress
The Plantation-based founder and president of The Garcia Companies, Dany Garcia also talent-manages talent including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (her ex-husband), is a cofounder and producing partner with Johnson of $7 Bucks Productions, is the ﬁrst-ever Women’s Physique Division athlete signed to the Weider roster, and is dedicated to her family and giving back.
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To what type of projects are you drawn? First, it has to resonate with me in a way that I can see it as an extension of myself. I’m conﬁdent if something moves me, it’s going to resonate with audiences. I want them to be moved, entertained, and to be a different person at the end of it. Whether it’s Ballers, [TNT’s] Wake Up Call, or G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it should make an impact. What made HBO’s Ballers, out in June, so exciting? It’s a love story to the NFL and to Miami. It’s the truth about what happens when [athletes] leave the ﬁeld and they’re struggling and trying to be better. For Dwayne and I, we know where these stories came from. You’re as dedicated to giving back to South Florida as you are to your family, ﬁtness, and business. My ﬁrst taste of business came from a student work program [at the University of Miami] in the school of business. The women around me were incredible mentors. Being involved as a trustee and the past alumni [association] president was natural. An investment in philanthropy [in South Florida] has such great ramiﬁcations. I established The Beacon Experience for 63 at-risk students. We have been tutoring them and giving them social support [since second grade]. When they go to college, our foundation pays for their tuition. What’s your secret to balancing it all? Take care of yourself ﬁrst. I love bodybuilding. My training is an expression of myself. With a healthy body, I can make greater decisions.
The Style Saver
DANI PARETS Young and ambitious, Dani Parets started her own styling company at age 18, and now, at 22, has worked with familiar faces on New York Fashion Week’s runways and was named one of StyleCaster’s “25 Most Stylish People in Miami.”
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One thing you wish the rest of the world knew about Miami: There is a community here [of] hard workers [who] want to make more of themselves. How did you get started? Interning at Wilhelmina when I was 15. I ran the model boot camp. The girls would come in and they didn’t know what to wear, or they were awkward. Some were shy, and I tried to break them out of their shells. I would take them shopping and make them feel comfortable. Eventually, I started doing that solely. Biggest influence in your life: My mom is my biggest role model. She’s been through a lot, and she’s a single mom. [She] is a jewelry designer; I started working with her when I was 13, going to trunk shows. That’s where I learned to be sociable, talking to people, selling them things, making them feel comfortable and beautiful. Best style advice she gave you: Not to be like the others. Go against the grain. How do you want to impact Miami’s fashion industry? There is a market here that is growing. Miami—where you live—should be a part of who you are. This is a beach town, not Beverly Hills. I want people to embrace who they are and feel comfortable wearing what they want. Sexiest quality in a woman: Simple elegance. A woman who’s beautiful, intelligent, and confident but doesn’t need to talk about it and is humble. How do you deal with imageideal pressures in your industry? It’s difficult. I’ve learned to have thick skin. It’s about being comfortable in who you are. Your personality shines more than anything. Advice to your younger self: This too shall pass. One day, none of this is going to matter. dnabydani.com
The Powerhouse Politico
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ As the US representative for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, serving Weston to Miami Beach, and now in her 22nd year in public office, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Miami resident with a direct line to the nation’s capital.
In 1992, at 26, Debbie Wasserman Schultz became Florida’s youngest female legislator ever elected. She would also become the ﬁrst Jewish congresswoman elected from Florida. Jacket, Joie ($298). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; saks .com. Top, Blush Private Label ($52). Blush Boutique, 1935 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-3050; shopblush.com. Conch shell earrings ($35), coral necklace ($40), and peach coral bracelet ($40), Floridian Ocean Jewelry. Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, 818 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-623-8773; ﬂoridianoceanjewelry.com. Sandals, Giuseppe Zanotti Design ($775). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-0133; giuseppezanottidesign.com. Pants, Wasserman Schultz’s own
What’s a typical week for you? I have three incredibly important jobs: being a mom to my three children first, representing my constituents in congress, and then serving as the chair of the Democratic National Committee. The secret to maintaining the balance: A partner who can keep you grounded and be there day-to-day when you can’t. Also, to not be afraid to ask for help. Who influenced you in life? My parents instilled in me that a little girl in America can grow up and be anything she wants—even the president of the United States. It inspired a lot of confidence in me. I want to pull another woman up the ladder as I climb. At 41, you were diagnosed with earlystage breast cancer. What was your reaction? There was no other option for me except survival. After going through a year of seven surgeries privately, I introduced the EARLY Act, which is the Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act. How would you like to influence Miami’s many changes to come? Helping to ensure that we have the transportation funding that is essential for us to move around effectively if we’re going to continue to grow and be an economic international hub. Also, we have to get a handle on the impact of global warming. We’re at ground zero when it comes to climate change and sea-level rise, so we can’t pretend that’s not an issue. wasserman schultz.house.gov
The Groundbreaking Architect
LAURINDA SPEAR In 1977, Laurinda Spear, along with her husband, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, cofounded Arquitectonica, eventually helping establish the firm as one of the world’s most recognized names in architecture. Today, the company has 10 global offices and a portfolio of significant international works, including Brickell City Centre here in Miami.
Spear has won an AIA Silver Medal and the Rome Prize in Architecture, and the landscape architecture arm of her firm, ArquitectonicaGEO, has worked on prominent projects such as the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Clothing and jewelry, Spear’s own
What did you envision when you started Arquitectonica? I thought we would be able to do great designs and travel the world. I wasn’t focusing on success. What was a major turning point in your career? The realization that, to stay relevant to myself, I had to become a landscape architect as well. It changed how I look at architecture, planning, buildings. It’s a more thoughtful way of approaching architecture. What has it been like to contribute so much to Miami’s makeup? Our firm has a lot of great, really competent people in it. My contribution has been to make [Arquitectonica] a vehicle for other great designers and thinkers and people who’ll move to Miami to be part of changing the urban environment. How has your firm evolved? Architects peripherally have to be involved in the politics of how things work if they expect to get things done. If you want to make changes in your environment, you have to have a voice. When we first started out, we definitely did not have that voice. How would you like to have an impact on the future of Miami? By having a viable, lively architecture, landscape, and interiors firm that attracts people to work and live here who also will be changing it. 2900 Oak Ave., Miami, 305-3721812; arquitectonica.com
The Multifaceted Passion-preneur
EVELINE PIERRE Little Haiti native Eveline Pierre’s varied interests have created a dynamic background for her. From her title as founder and executive director of the Haitian Heritage Museum to her empowerment coaching and tech-sphere-based networking groups, one theme is clear: Pierre is making a strong impact on Miami.
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Why did you want to start the museum? Growing up, I was fortunate enough to go to Haiti every summer. It taught me at a very young age that what I would see in the media wasn’t necessarily what was happening in Haiti. I felt I could tell a better story. How did you become an empowerment coach? [Through the museum,] we teach kids to have self-esteem and self-respect, and feel honored that they are Haitian-American. A lot of times when we went to the schools, they were denying the fact that they were Haitian, so we [tailored] our programming to meet that need. Why focus on young women and Miami’s CaribbeanAmerican workforce? That segment of the population is not quite where we need to be. [Women’s Technology Alliance] is trying to empower women with the tools to be able to come to the table. These women are looking for empowerment via money, marketing, and mentorship. I’m also starting Miami Caribbean Code. The Beacon Council says there are 900,000 CaribbeanAmericans in the workforce in South Florida. The main issue I hear when I go to tech conferences is the workforce is not here. Why not work with this workforce that’s here so they can be economically viable and be a part of the larger picture that is happening in South Florida? 141 NE Second Ave., #105C, Miami, 305-371-5988; haitian heritagemuseum.org
The Cultural Attaché
DIANE LIEBERMAN A staple in Miami’s business, arts, philanthropic, and social scenes, Diane Lieberman has become a local household name for her success as the owner of SBI Realty, a 100-agent-strong luxury real estate brokerage, and for her continuous contributions to the cultural development of Miami.
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What’s your work-life philosophy? You don’t have to [work] 24/7 to be great; you have to be smart at it. I have a family, children, grandchildren, organizations that I’m involved in, a husband, parents. I still like to get to the gym every day, play polo and ride horses, play tennis every week. You’ve said your trick to balancing it all is being present. This is one of the major secrets in life: compartmentalizing. When I’m at work, I do what I need to, and I love what I do. But if I’m with my grandchildren, I’m not answering my phone. If I’m out to dinner with my husband, my phone is in my bag. Philanthropy is a huge part of your family’s lives. When I first met my husband, he encouraged me to get involved with the [ Jewish] Federation. He used to say, “The more I give, the more I get.” When we came down here, we got involved with the JCC, and we pledged to build a theater there. We would bus in schools of children who had never gone to the theater [as part of the Alan & Diane Lieberman Children’s Cultural Arts Series]. Now we’re very involved with the Bass Museum, and we’re going to build a new wing on the Bass. [Art] makes the city thrive. You must be at an event every night. [Alan] is on the board of the New World Symphony, which we go to two or three times a month. I’m on the Bass and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation boards. We’re active at the [Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts]. We probably go once a week. How do you want to help shape Miami’s future? If you participate, just like anything else in life, you get so much out of it. Miami is giving me a lot more than I give Miami. 1680 Meridian Ave., Ste. 102, Miami Beach, 305-788-5030; sbirealty.com
The Public Service Siren
CLAUDIA SUCCAR FERRÉ Claudia Succar Ferré comes from a long line of public servants—starting with her grandfather, former Mayor of Miami Maurice A. Ferré. Now, as director of public affairs at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, the 34-year-old is responsible for programming, funding, and supporting the center’s partnership with Miami-Dade Parks & Open Spaces and the Miami-Dade Public School System.
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Tell us about the programs at the center. Thirty percent of our programs are geared to innercity, underprivileged, [and] foster care youth that have never seen the water. We’re educating these groups and bringing them on free field trips. We also do a Patterns of Nature art project with an artist, where we create different marine animals [using collected] garbage. Does environmental awareness spill over into your personal life? It’s who I am. It’s why my sister and brother and I have all decided to be here in Miami. It’s now our turn to say what we need to see in the future in Miami. And if we want it for future generations, we have to teach children. You’re also championing child literacy as the youngest member and vice president of the board of Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Libraries are restructuring; I wanted to participate in that conversation. I grew up going to the Coral Gables library. [It] was really important in my life. What does it mean to be influential at a young age? When I came [back] to Miami, I saw the lack of leadership at my age. Since being on these boards, I realized that everything I say, they are connecting with. These boards need young insight; they need fresh voices. 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, 305-361-6767; biscaynenaturecenter.org OD
Objets d’affection de MiaMi Miami design enters a new era as starchitects, international art lovers, and now the Maison & objet aMericas decorative arts fair flock to South Florida.
New Yorkers often like to refer to New York as the center of the universe. But if you were a top-caliber architect or designer anywhere in the world right now, you’d probably be more inclined to reserve that claim for Miami. Thanks in part to the sophisticated international crowd that regularly attends Art Basel in Miami Beach, the demand for residences and hotels commensurate with their tastes have upped the ante on Miami’s architecture scene. Savvy developers such as The Related Group, Swire Properties, and Terra Group, who under stood the value of name-brand designers as marketing tools for their new developments, began enlisting top names to
create their buildings. Now, not only are there arguably more world-class architects designing luxury hotels, signature condominiums, high-profile cultural institutions, and even landmark garages here than anywhere else in the US, but flocks of wealthy North and Latin Americans, Europeans, Russians, and Chinese have been arriving in droves to partake of the first-class city Miami is becoming, partly as a result of their influence. To sate this sophisticated crowd’s appetite for high design, new waves of furniture, product, and fashion designers from all over the globe are setting up shop in the rarefied Miami Design District as well as in the edgier and more affordable Wynwood and Ironside
photography courtesy of antrobus ramirez (lobby, penthouse)
by Jean NAYAR photography by GARY JAMES
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Interior designers Ruby Ramirez and Alison Antrobus at Ocean House; the Ocean House library combines gilded accents and modern twists on traditional elements (“Design is about creating a narrative and a sense of theater,” notes Ramirez); the Palazzo del Sol north lobby on Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island and the penthouse at Ocean House are among the duo’s current projects.
ALISON ANTROBUS & RUBY RAMIREZ With an impressive project list that includes Icon Brickell and Prime 112 in Miami, Alison Antrobus and Ruby Ramirez have consistently been tapped as a creative force for major product manufacturers and design projects since they began partnering in 2011. The two met while working at the helm of the Miami offce of the internationally acclaimed property and design development frm Yoo, which works with design stars Philippe Starck, Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen, and Marcel Wanders on multifaceted urban development projects such as the new 65-acre Metropica in Sunrise, Florida, as well as others in Mumbai, Singapore, Moscow, and Buenos Aires. Though their training and experience are rooted in interior design—both are architects with award-winning residential, restaurant and hotel, retail, and private jet projects under their belts—each is applying her design skills to new realms. Antrobus is making a mark in the fashion world with her revolutionary patented handbag, called the Antrobus Bag, and Ramirez is fusing her love of artisanal craft and international travel in a jewelry collection she plans to launch later this year. “Design is about creating a narrative and a sense of theater,” says Ramirez. “Theater for me is the emotion that carries you, that lingering impression and at times a sense of wonderment.” Evidence of this idea will soon be seen in the common spaces of the Muse condominium, which they are currently working on in collaboration with building architect Carlos Ott, and the Palazzo del Sol on Fisher Island. Antrobus + Ramirez, 7636 NE Fourth Ct., Ste. 112, Miami, 786-420-2996; antrobusramirez.com
Charlotte Dunagan in the sitting area of a master bedroom of a residence she designed in Miami Beach. below, from top: The family wanted to give their modern home an open feeling to take advantage of the views, while creating a cozy and relaxed place for their children; using a neutral palette, Dunagan in the living room mixed Anglo-Indian pieces and slipcovered upholstery made of outdoor fabrics for easy maintenance. Overall, the effect is one of clean-lined, warm, inviting spaces.
Not-to-be-missed showrooms and shops around Miami.
ArtefActo For more than 35 years, Artefacto has been creating some of the most sought-after contemporary and classic interiors in the world. Born in Brazil, the Artefacto brand has exploded in America, with retail stores located in Coral Gables and Aventura, and shipping all around the globe from Miami. Stores have recently opened in the Caribbean and Mexico, with rollouts planned for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East in the next few years. 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 1600, Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; artefacto.com BocA Do LoBo For over-the-top luxury furniture, lighting, rugs, and accents like the Black Diamond safe or the Symphony humidor, the newly opened Boca Do Lobo showroom in the Miami Design District is a must. 278 NW 37th St., Miami; bocadolobo.com
enclaves nearby, expanding the nexus of the design community north and south along Biscayne Boulevard. Solidifying Miami’s ascendance in the global design firmament is the arrival of Maison & Objet Americas, the preeminent French decorative arts trade show, which launches in Miami Beach this month.
Over the past several years, a serious flock of international talent—starchitects, if you will—began shifting the aesthetic of Miami’s new buildings. They include OMA, the firm of legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas; New York- and Toronto-based Yabu Pushelberg; Pritzker Prize-winning London-based architect Zaha Hadid; knighted British architect Sir Norman Foster; French designer Philippe Starck; Swiss superstars Herzog & de Meuron; Italian master Piero Lissoni; and New York architect Richard Meier, to name but a few. All told, the architectural talent enriches the fabric of the city with what Coconut Grove-based architect Max Strang refers to as “the connective tissue” that links the new buildings with Miami’s rich design legacy—and its environs. The buildings designed by these global starchitects, as well as significant local firms such as Arquitectonica, Revuelta, and Max Strang Architecture, are a departure from the ubiquitous, safe white boxes seen a generation prior, and they have initiated a movement within the real estate community to take historical, social, or environmental context more deeply into account. Part of this movement is a vibrant sense of synergy with the surroundings: sculptural building shapes that meld with both lush landscapes and an urban context. Think Herzog & de Meuron’s Pérez Art Museum
photography courtesy of charlotte Dunagan (beDroom, living room)
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The modern living room is replete with sophisticated artwork and a free-standing sculpture (God of Some Things, 2011, by artist Huma Bhabha) against a paneled wall that hides a door to the kitchen.
Charlotte Dunagan Since moving from France to Miami almost 20 years ago, designer Charlotte Dunagan has been making her sophisticated mark on large-scale, high-end residences and boutique commercial projects throughout South Florida. Dunagan began to cultivate an eye for collectible art and furnishings under the tutelage of her parents— her mother was an interior designer, her father an antiques dealer—when she was growing up in Paris and traveling with them throughout Europe. She later began her formal arts education at the MGM School of Design in Nice, France, and completed it at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she graduated with honors before launching her own interior design business in Coral Gables. Since then, Dunagan has relied on her wide range of international resources to fnd undiscovered materials and one-of-a-kind pieces to create inherently unique interiors that refect her clients’ personality and individual style. “When I frst meet [my clients], I pick up on all the small details that make them who they are—their clothing, their accessories, even the car they drive provides me with the style direction that is appropriate for their home. I’m a strong believer in building structures that are timeless and creating a very sophisticated background that we will love forever.” Charlotte Dunagan Design Group, 2100 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 920, Coral Gables, 305-438-0130; atmospherecreations.com
right: Nisi Berryman at Niba Home, her home furnishings store in the Miami Design District. “For me, good design is as much about function as it is about fourish,” says the former design editor for Metropolitan Home, who honed her curatorial approach working for Dacra Development and Tui Pranich, among others. below: The Raleigh bed is from Nisi B, Berryman’s newly launched furniture collection, shown with a turquoise Empire chandelier by Marjorie Skouras, ivory blown-glass decanters by Joe Cariati, bedding (including the cashmere blanket) by Threadcount, and rug by Jan Kath; Elephant II, a sculpture of toys and found objects created by Keith Clougherty (Berryman’s son), serves as an eye-catching accent piece in the store.
Cappellini Statement pieces abound in the Cappellini collection. Top picks include David Trubridge’s Body Raft lounger and Tom Dixon’s Bolide rocking chaise, both available through Poltrona Frau Group in the Miami Design District. 3800 NE Miami Ct., Miami, 305-576-3636; poltronafraumiami.net Devon & Devon With a cult-like following among design lovers dedicated to personal well-being, Devon & Devon offers finely crafted European fixtures, fittings, and finishes for distinguished and timeless bathrooms. Farrey’s, 3000 SW 28th Lane, Coconut Grove, 305-445-2244; farreys.com internum Known for its offerings of the most recognized Italian brands in the furniture business, Internum’s showroom in the heart of the Miami Design District is making waves with its introduction of Baxter furnishings, including pieces by Paola Navone, Matteo Thun, and Draga Obradovic. 3841 NE Second Ave., #101, Miami, 305-5761135; internum.com
Miami downtown or the firm’s Lincoln Road parking garage in South Beach, as well as Danish wunderkind Bjarke Ingels’s torquing Grove at Grand Bay towers in Coconut Grove. A greater commitment to fine art and furniture and a livelier color palette also add more dimension to the holistic mix of ideas prevalent in top buildings, such as the SLS Lux hotel and condo designed by Yabu Pushelberg and slated for completion in Brickell in 2016. “We wanted to up the luxe quotient by creating a modernized version of old Havana with colors of Latin America—emerald greens, deep blues, and soft pinks—reviving them as a character study in a more sophisticated and exotic way,” says designer Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg. At SLS Lux, the public spaces will get a lift from significant paintings and sculptures by renowned contemporary artists like Fernando Botero and Matias Duville. “People are so art centric today that it’s easier to bring in work by great artists that are recognized and appreciated,” adds George Yabu. Art is also playing a major role in the latest project by Alan Faena, the developer of the much-touted Faena project on the Beach. The building’s developer has not only enlisted a team of top talent—including Foster + Partners and OMA—to design an exceptional condominium, but he is also helping infuse the surrounding neighborhood with a sense of community anchored in culture. “Alan Faena is known for having an art forum in mind in the neighborhoods he transforms,” says Shohei Shigematsu, the lead architect from Koolhaas’s firm OMA, which is working on part of the project. “Our project in the Faena District is a cultural center that represents a new typology that’s emerging—it’s not a museum, or gallery, or theater, or
Berryman’s vision plays on the unexpected: Photographer Greg Lotus’s rich and dark Mask is illuminated by the Cumulus chandelier from ABYU Lighting, NYC.
Nisi BerrymaN After opening her home furnishings store, Niba Home, in the Miami Design District a decade ago, self-professed “design junkie” Nisi Berryman has been consistently catching the attention of industry luminaries like Kelly Wearstler, Nate Berkus, Juan Montoya, and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, as well as celebrity clients like Shakira and Kate Spade. This month, she’s sure to further broaden her reach when she aligns with Maison & Objet Americas to showcase the work of some of her favorite furniture designers— as well as pieces from her own newly launched Nisi B line of furnishings and accents. Known for her curatorial approach, Berryman (a former design editor for Metropolitan Home magazine) uses the skills she gleaned while working for renowned furniture designer Dakota Jackson in New York, Tui Pranich and Holly Hunt in Miami, and Dacra Development, the original developer of the Miami Design District, to seek out and market her store’s standout furnishings and statement accessories for high-end interiors. “For me, good design is as much about function as it is about fourish,” says Berryman. “I love that tension.” A magnet for design-lovers who value the unexpected, she partners with prominent Miami manufacturers and notable and emerging names like Greg Lotus, Luis Pons, Seguso, and Jim Magni to create a collection of furnishings that offer a softer, modern alternative to the predominantly Euro contemporary look that prevails in the market. Niba Home, 39 NE 39th St., Miami, 305-573-1939; nibahome.com
luxury living Those who value the innovation and exquisite craftsmanship of brands such as Fendi, Bentley, and Trussardi can find extraordinary home furnishings and accents developed by these names at Luxury Living in the Miami Design District. 90 NE 39th St., Miami, 305-438-1660; luxury livinggroup.com roBiCara Exotic finishes and interesting materials (cedar, macassar, and cast bronze) push RobiCara’s modern furniture and objects to a transcendent level. See them at Maison & Objet Americas or in the company’s Miami Ironside showroom. 7636 NE Fourth Ct., Miami, 305-375-7713; robicara.com uzCa Those with a taste for the offbeat will find a treasure trove of unique accents and furniture at Uzca in Buena Vista. Of special note are lamps and curio boxes by Amsterdam-based Cravt Original. 4790 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-5718200; uzca.com 206 oceandrive.com
performance space, but rather one that is flexible enough to accommodate diverse art forms in a shared cultural space.” By externalizing the structure of the building, the architects devised column-free interiors, making the space exceptionally adaptable. They also integrated the scale and accessibility of the cultural component into the urban fabric to offer walkable options for activity that bring a sense of community to the area. Sensitivity to site and history also drove Terra Group President David Martin’s vision for The Residences at Park Grove in Coconut Grove. Shigematsu, who is leading OMA’s design of this project, says, “When we met the developer [Martin], he gave us a presentation on the history of Coconut Grove as the birthplace of the first community in Miami and highlighted its lush nature and bohemian background. Since the site of the project is on the bay at a nexus where the city grid ends, it was important that the project not become like a fortress, as so many exclusive condos do, but rather relate to the environment with a new sense of porosity.” As such, the three towers that comprise the project rise in undulating formation to reflect the “poetic organic shapes of the archipelagos and keys of the surrounding area,” Shigematsu explains.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS Less emphasized yet particularly important in this new generation of buildings is a focus on protecting the planet. Developers and designers are integrating features that take sustainability and human impact into account. For example, hotel visionary Barry Sternlicht aimed to reinvent the industry standard for socially responsible hospitality with his new 1 Hotel & Homes
project now open on Collins and 23rd Street. At the property, Sternlicht prioritized using eco-friendly materials and sustainable building ideas. And in the more than 30 single-family homes he’s currently working on in Miami, Max Strang is connecting the residences he’s designing to the environment and the city’s design legacy, utilizing local or eco-friendly materials like Florida keystone, oolite, ipe, and Resysta, a man-made woodlike surface made of sea salt, mineral oil, and rice husks; his homes also feature layouts that promote natural ventilation. This coalescence of great buildings and big design thinkers in Miami also offers an opportunity to consider on a grander scale the city’s overall sustainability in the future. “Miami is literally the most exciting city in the US right now, if not all of North and South America,” says Shigematsu. “It’s the only place that’s really enabling the two Americas to share their cultures; it’s amazing to witness. And if we can begin to make more resilient architecture that responds to the changes in climate, Miami has the potential to become a model for other cities to learn from.” OD
photography courtesy of hernan arriaga (small interior shots)
J. Bentley Worth a look for designers in search of to-the-tradeonly light fixtures that double as sculpture is J. Bentley, exclusive US agent for Porta Romana, in Miami Ironside. By appointment only, 786-464-0992
Hernan Arriaga (right, at his Miami home) creates highly personalized interiors in Miami and around the globe, all infused with his trademark glamour. above: Entry foyer of the Triatec Building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with a custom bookcase, side table, and chaises, all by HA Design. below: This 1950s renovated home in Miami includes HA Design lamb stools and a custom-made coffee table, as well as an original bar by Gio Ponti, George Smith chairs, and Meridiani sofa.
Arriaga’s own 1920s French Deco Miami home features this original 1960s Herman Miller La Chaise and a chandelier from Restoration Hardware. An albino cobra from Egypt is displayed atop a custom-made side table.
Dividing his time between Miami, New York, the Caribbean, and Milan, interior designer Hernan Arriaga crafts distinct interiors for some of the most exacting names in the social scene, such as Kelly Rowland, J. Christopher Burch, and Lea and Roy Black. “Inspiration can come from anywhere!” exclaims Arriaga, who is currently at work with his partner, Fabio Lopes, on residential projects in various parts of the US and the Middle East, including the former Al Capone mansion in Miami Beach and Alexander Soros’s townhouse in New York. “It is around us, everywhere we go, every minute, every day. You can fnd it in a fower garden or in a whimsical sky. We just have to stop and understand beauty and the immensity of the simplest things.” With that point of view, it’s no wonder he’s valued for the highly personalized homes he designs around the world, including a mostly black pied-à-terre in New York, a mostly white Delano-inspired house in Long Island, and a color-drenched condo in the tropics—all brimming with exquisite furnishings, fne art, and, often, elegant antiques. “There is nothing more exciting than incorporating an old, beautiful piece into a modern room,” he says. “Antiques bring in history that tells a story and becomes part of your family—they also allow you to mix genres and periods to create a magical space with an incredible touch of glamour.” 3401 N. Miami Ave., Ste. 223, Miami, 305-8549730; hernanarriaga.com
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embroidered dress, Gucci ($5,000). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-2004; gucci.com. Button-down shirt, Brunello Cucinelli ($1,380). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-4833; brunellocucinelli. com. Nina flats, Vince ($350). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-3510327; vince.com this page: Cady romper, Versace ($3,625). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-0044; versace.com. Charli pants, Diane von Furstenberg ($328). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-446-4003; dvf.com. Ella earrings, Vita Fede ($540). Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, 786-999-1000; neimanmarcus.com. Flats, Alexandre Birman ($545). The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899; thewebstermiami.com
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Big-name architects from miami and Beyond are changing the skyline with groundBreaking condo projects from sunny isles to south Beach. by jon warech
Turnberry Ocean Club, designed by New York architect Carlos Zapata, will rise to 54 stories in Sunny Isles Beach, with a projected opening in 2018.
Miami, with its beautiful beaches and sunny skies, has always been easy on the eyes, but in a city packed with eye candy, there is a new star in town: architecture. One by one, new structures are rising that are not only reshaping the landscape, but also getting recognition on a global scale for their impressive, innovative design. Leading the way is Bernardo Fort-Brescia. Born in Lima in 1951, Fort-Brescia and his wife, Laurinda Spear, are founders of Arquitectonica, a firm with projects in 54 countries and 700 architects in offices around the world. On the company’s to-do list is a slew of projects for The Related Group, including One Brickell, Brickell Heights, SLS Brickell, Hyde Midtown Miami, and Paraiso Bay, the 53-floor luxury tower in Edgewater. “It’s different architecture for different locations,” says Related Group President of Condominium Development Carlos Rosso. “That’s the beauty of Bernardo; he’s always reinventing, and every building he has is going to be a signature building in Miami.” continued on page 220
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Rendering of the rooftop pool at Brickell Heights, designed by Arquitectonica for The Related Group. below: One Thousand Museum, Zaha Hadid’s luxury residential project in downtown, features a unique crosshatch exoskeleton.
Fort-Brescia is also working with the Melo Group on Aria on the Bay (250 NE 25th St., Miami, 305573-0666; ariaonthebay.com), a new 647-unit ultraluxury condominium that’s under construction in the Arts & Entertainment District. The 53-story tower was designed with both Biscayne Bay and the geometry of some of the world’s greatest opera houses in mind. “When you start sketching, you start looking at metaphors; you start looking at ideas and
shapes you love,” says Fort-Brescia. “When you look out at the bay, you see the wave crests on a windy day and how they form this interesting break. When I looked at this building and its position along Biscayne Bay, I thought of those shapes and how they could become almost a painting of that scene.” Arquitectonica isn’t the only game in town. The Related Group and Dezer Development are working together on the Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles Beach (18975 Collins Ave.; acasa residences.net)—at 60 stories, the tallest tower in the area. While there is obvious buzz surrounding the interiors by Giorgio Armani, it’s the exterior, by world-renowned Argentina-born architect César Pelli, that will reshape the Sunny Isles skyline. The design features unique cabanas cascading down to the beach as an ode to a Mediterranean shorefront village. “We love designing projects in Florida,” says Pelli, whose firm, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, also designed the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. “Its climate, its lifestyles, and its cultural mix lend themselves to exciting designs. I believe we captured this feeling in the Residences by Armani.” New York architect Carlos Zapata designed the 54-story Turnberry Ocean Club (19950 W. Country Club Dr., Ste. 803, Aventura, 305-933-3000; turnberry oceanclub.com), set to open in Sunny Isles Beach in 2018, and Herzog & de Meuron, which made its mark locally with Pérez Art Museum Miami and 1111 Lincoln Road, will also take its talents to Sunny Isles Beach with Jade Signature (17070 Collins Ave., Ste. 250, 305940-0335; jadesignature.com), Fortune International Group’s 192-unit tower set for completion in early 2017. The impressive structure will rise 57 stories high and has long, uninterrupted horizontal lines (much like 1111) that carry the eye off to the Atlantic. The Pritzker Prize-winning Zaha Hadid Architects
designed One Thousand Museum (1040 Biscayne Blvd., Fifth Fl., Miami; 1000museum.com), a 62-story über-luxurious residential tower in downtown set for completion in 2017. Based in London, Zaha Hadid Architects is known for creating the Dubai Opera House, the BMW Central Building in Germany, and the London Aquatics Centre. At One Thousand Museum, Hadid has incorporated a unique crosshatch exoskeleton and arcing organic shapes, along with enormous units, making for a rather exclusive downtown experience. Right around the corner in Museum Park is the all-new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, designed by Grimshaw, a firm with offices in New York, Melbourne, London, Sydney, and Doha, Qatar, which has designed everything from Wimbledon to the National Space Centre in the UK. The museum, set to open in 2016, includes a planetarium, a stunning 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream aquarium that can be viewed from underneath or above, and a structure built to take advantage of the Biscayne Bay breeze. The elegant yet efficient design will use architecture as a teaching tool complementary to the exhibits. Over on South Beach, award-winning architect Rene Gonzalez’s design for Louver House (311 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305-203-0170; louver house.com)—Mast Capital’s South of Fifth boutique condominium—connects the interior home with exterior tropical ambience by blurring the line between lush balcony and living space. And on Fisher Island, Kobi Karp is designing Palazzo del Sol (1 Fisher Island Dr., 305-535-6071; palazzodel sol.com), a 10-story, 47-residence condominium on the private island—the first new condo construction on the island in more than seven years. Sticking to the community’s Mediterranean-inspired style, Palazzo del Sol will feature contemporary living spaces and massive outdoor terraces to enjoy the Government Cut views when completed in the first quarter of 2016. No matter who is behind the design, every neighborhood will have a new look in the coming years, and that looks pretty good from here. OD
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Big Boom, LittLe NeighBorhood AffordAble prices And A budding Art scene Are boosting LittLe RiveR into A big, new hot spot. by jon warech
The word “potential” is frequently thrown around when discussing new pockets of Miami and the young residents who call these areas home. Such is the case with Little River/Lemon City/Little Haiti—overlapping neighborhoods north of the Design District and west of Miami’s Upper Eastside where young creators are turning a once run-down area into a hip spot to maximize their creative potential. “All three neighborhoods are growing together,” says Tony Cho of Metro 1. “Rising tides raise all ships, as they say.”
Old Faces, New Places: People like Avra Jain, who helped reshape the MiMo District; Ofer Mizrahi, who brought in an eclectic and creative vibe to Ironside; and Tony Cho of Wynwood fame are the predominant faces behind the rejuvenation of this multi-named neighborhood. The trio joined forces to create Little River Urban Investment and buy properties like the nearly 129,000-square-foot Rail 71 industrial site at 7205 NE Fourth Avenue. “It’s where the makers are,” says Cho of the area. “It’s not only artists but manufacturers and production in larger-format warehouses. There’s going to be a lot more to talk about.”
In The hooD Creative Hub: A smorgasbord of creativity, Miami Ironside (7610 NE Fourth Ct., 305-438-9002; miamiironside.com) just west of Biscayne Boulevard is a block of art and design studios, workspaces, fashion, event spaces, and Ironside Pizza (because even creative types get hungry). best MusiC: While most of the entertainment lies on US-1, Churchill’s Pub (5501 NE Second Ave., 305-757-1807) has been serving up cocktails and giving musical acts, including Marilyn Manson, their start since 1979. rise aNd GriNd: The official sign that this neighborhood has made it—Panther Coffee—is coming soon to the hood with a 3,000-square-foot coffee shop/ training facility. 5934 NW Second Ave.; panthercoffee.com FresH Makers: Jugofresh (350 NE 60th St., 786-472-2552), the
now-famous juice and organic food spot, calls Lemon City home in a sleek warehouse headquarters designed by Shulman & Associates. FlavOr tOwN: Argentinean food in Little Haiti might be geographically confusing, but the grilled Spanish octopus and pork confit at Fiorito (5555 NE Second Ave., 305-754-2899) are delectable in any culture. Haute sHOP: Sweat Records (5505 NE Second Ave., 786-693-9309; sweatrecordsmiami.com) is hipster heaven with a variety of LPs and CDs, books, T-shirts, vegan snacks, and, of course, free Wi-Fi. art sCeNe: With the rising costs of Wynwood rents, artists are packing their paintbrushes and heading north to workspaces such Fountainhead Studios. Galleries are following in their footsteps with GucciVuitton (8375 NE Second Ave.), Art Lexïng (7610 NE Fourth Ct.), and Michael Jon Gallery (255 NE 69th St.) setting up shop. wOrk it Out: The latest in fitness fads make a home in the area with CrossFit 305 (5940 NE Fourth Ave.; crossfit305.com) and SolBox Fitness Club (7101 N. Miami Ave.; solboxfitness club.com) helping locals stay in shape. Make it Or break it: Manufacturers are a big part of what makes this a solid neighborhood, with businesses like Urban Stoneworks (7025 NE Second Ave., 305-754-7171) making precast architectural site furnishings from its Lemon City location. brOker tO kNOw: Tony Cho, Metro 1, 120 NE 27 St., Ste. 200, Miami, 305-571-9991; metro1.com OD
from far left: The Odegard Miami showroom at Miami Ironside; juice and organic food spot Jugofresh in Lemon City. above: Installation by Mr. O.’s Rita Motta at Miami Ironside.
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eminent domain Real estate Roundtable “Sunny ISleS IS goIng to be the moSt expenSIve new cIty In South FlorIda.” —lana bell
Katrina Campins and Lana Bell at Unit #501N at The St. Regis Bal Harbour; the view from Unit #501N; a large balcony from One Bal Harbour’s Unit 1401, listed by Bell.
On the Up and Up Two veTeran luxury real esTaTe agenTs discuss how a booming souTh beach markeT is leading To migraTion To neighborhoods To The norTh as well. moderated by julia ford-carther
As newcomers continue to crowd the condos of Miami Beach, locals and familyoriented buyers are also heading north along Collins Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard to find alternative residences. Katrina Campins, a Miami native and luxury real estate specialist with Trump International Realty, and
Lana Bell of One Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sunny Isles office explain what northern neighborhoods have to offer. Katrina Campins: With Trump, I’m still selling Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Shores, Biscayne, and it’s general real estate. You’ve
always seen the international buyers coming to Miami, and more people want to be here because of the weather. You also see a lot of New Yorkers—that’s causing congestion. People are finding other places to reside because Miami Beach is becoming touristy on another level. Lana Bell: I live in Sunny
Isles because I think it’s the best, location-wise. It’s 20 minutes from South Beach; you’re 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale. We have everything—we have parks, schools, Aventura, Bal Harbour, gorgeous beaches. My clients buy big units on the beach. In Sunny Isles, you can get much more for your money than South Beach. It’s more family-oriented [and] a quiet area—that’s what attracts people. That’s why they slide north. KC: A lot of people that were on Miami Beach for years have decided to move to the Biscayne corridor. You saw
that at Bay Point, Belle Meade, and now it’s continuing to go north into Miami Shores. Sans Souci and Keystone have been there forever, but now you’re seeing people from Miami Beach making that transition to those neighborhoods. They have amazing school systems; people are moving there for that. You still see kids riding their bicycles in the neighborhood. You see couples walking with their dogs. LB: Families who have three or four kids, plus the staff, need the space. New projects [in Sunny Isles] are continued on page 226
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“PeoPle are getting into MiaMi ShoreS—i think it will becoMe the next coral gableS.” —katrina campins
Bell’s listing in Bay Harbor Islands at 10031 West Broadview Drive. right: Campins and Bell in front of The St. Regis Bal Harbour. top: The master bathroom at 10031 West Broadview Drive is clad in marble and wood.
the pending sales in Miami Shores, there are 20 sales at a time. And the Shores isn’t that big. People are getting into the area—I think it will become the next Coral Gables. Also, people in South Florida are upgrading or downgrading, depending on where they are in the cycle of life. LB: We don’t have enough inventory, but there’s a lot of competition in Sunny Isles. Sunny Isles is going to have between two to three years where we’re going to have very high-end inventory on the market. The buildings that they’re building are very expensive, starting from $3.5 million and up. It’s 190 units, 70 units, depending on the building. There are a lot of investors who still buy, and brokers sell them. By the time they’re done, I don’t see
them flipping and making another 25 or 30 percent. It’ll never happen. They’re going to have to close because they put 50 percent down, but they’re going to rent, they’re going to sell, and they’re going to drop the prices. Katrina Campins, Trump International Realty, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami, 786-493-5652; katrinacampins group.com. Lana Bell, One Sotheby’s International Realty, 3873 Sunny Isles Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-3360457; sunny islesmiamirealestate.com OD
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spectacular. The Estates at Acqualina, which is completely sold out, is breaking all grounds pricewise because the square footage is 4,500 square feet, four bedrooms. That’s what people need. In Sunny Isles, we’re talking about $1,500 and up per square foot, which is nothing compared to South Beach. We’re waiting for our $3,000 per foot—it’s coming. It will get there because South Beach has no more space unless they demolish old buildings. Sunny Isles is going to have 17 new condominiums. We’re going to be the most expensive new city in South Florida. KC: The Shores is still very reasonable. You can get something at $300 a square foot. Families are moving there because you get more for your money—you get a pool; you get great school systems. If you look at
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Says Fava, “The metal accent of the Shards mirror creates bold and graphic shadows on the wall.” Sally Sirkin Lewis for J. Robert Scott, Jerry Pair ($8,305). South Florida Design Park, 2862 Pershing St., Hollywood, 954-923-3330; jerrypair.com
“This hand-polished nickel beauty from Tony Duquette reflects light in all directions and would add drama to any space.” Niba Home ($9,130). Miami Design District, 39 NE 39th St., 305-573-1939; nibahome.com
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“Wood and metal combine to give new meaning to table art.” Roche Bobois ($5,995). 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017; roche-bobois.com
“A graphite cage provides a fresh approach to a modern swing chair,” says Fava. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($4,320). Miami Design District, 3800 N. Miami Ave., 786-609-9920; mgbwhome.com
Fava describes these pieces as “fabulous vases that evoke the feeling of melting gold.” Armani/ Casa Miami ($315–$645). Miami Design District, 10 NE 39th St., 305-573-4331; armanicasa.com
“Brushed stainless wrapped with leather—white hot and sexy.” Artefacto ($10,105). 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 1600, Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; artefacto.com
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“Brushed nickel was everywhere in contemporary design a few years ago,” says Joe Fava of Fava Design Group, whose current projects include a house in Pinecrest, a condo in the Manatee building in Surfside, a condo on Galt Ocean Mile, and two condos in Boca Raton’s Mizner Grand. “Then we saw the addition of polished chrome. Everything happens in a cycle. Now the pendulum is swinging, and designers are adding lots of woods and warmer metals such as chrome with brass and gold tones. Rose-gold metal accents also were introduced at the Fall High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. This is where I see design headed in the next few years,” says the winner of the Ornare Miami Tastemaker Award and the Rising Star of Design Award from the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach. Fava suggests a few ways to use the metallic look in your Magic City residence. 7636 NE Fourth Ct., #103, Miami, 786-536-5380; favadesigngroup.com OD
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EminEnt Domain abode & Beyond Architect William Taylor outside the modernist Hammock House he designed in Coral Gables.
Architect William Taylor found inspirAtion for A modernist home in corAl GAbles in his teenAGe memories.
An aptly named “Hammock House” isn’t exactly what most people expect to see in Coral Gables, George Merrick’s Mediterranean-inspired city known for its red tile roofs, arches, ornamental details, and wrought-iron balconies. In contrast, architect William Taylor’s modernist design for owner Sean Murphy’s house is a cubist collection of white masonry boxes with large expanses of glass and half a dozen towering oaks framing the home. continued on page 232
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“I wanTed HammoCk HouSe To Feel lIgHT and FloaT above THe ground.” —william taylor Taylor, who grew up in Sarasota, was inspired by the work of Paul Rudolph, a modernist and member of the Sarasota School, architects known for light-filled contemporary design. Taylor’s inspiration came from Rudolph’s Cocoon House, a one-story guesthouse with a concave roof on Siesta Key built in 1950 for W.R. Healy. “His work in Sarasota was modernism with lightness of scale, construction, and materials, combined with a lightness of spirit,” says Taylor. “It’s something I worked very hard to emulate in Hammock House. So much of modern design is heavy and sits on the ground like a structural weight. I wanted it to feel light and float above the ground.”
The property—built by Coastal Construction, with an interior by Jeffrey Lamb and landscape designed by Robert Parsley—is located on Hammock Drive, a private cul-de-sac with neighbors about one quarter of a mile away. Originally, the home was in a stand of oak trees that had to be moved to position the structure. Now, the repositioned oaks frame rather than screen the residence; some of the branches evoke the image of an umbrella over part of the roof. “The overall feel of the house is comfortable and chic,” adds Lamb. “Italian modern furniture is paired with vintage designer pieces from the ’60s and ’70s, while the art and accessories are a combination of vintage and modern as well.”
Art Deco-inspired concrete eyebrows are covered with lightly stained cypress that is carried inside on the wood ceiling to unify the exterior with the interior. Faces of the eyebrows are lined with copper that patinas to bronze immediately and then ages into green. “The copper and wood give an extra detail and extra richness to simple, traditional eyebrows,” says Taylor. “I wanted to dress it up a little bit so that it could be softer and lighter.” Taylor, author of Classic Florida Style: The Houses of Taylor & Taylor (Monacelli Press) with his wife, Phyllis, and author Beth Dunlop, has designed everything from Italianate palazzos to Art Deco ConTInued on page 234
photography by Justin namon/ra-haus (bath, bedroom); new york Focus (exterior)
The soaking tub floats on a serpentine marble floor with a private walled garden in the background, says interior designer Jeffrey Lamb. right, from top: Lamb designed the bedroom with walnut floors, walls papered in Romo wall coverings, a Dellarobbia daybed, and a custom channeled bed from Sharron Lewis; the exterior links cubist boxes of masonry with expanses of glass, framed by a stand of oak trees.
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“I don’t like to stack rooms. I like the light to be seen from as many sides as possible,” says Taylor, a fifth-generation Floridian.
District hotels and Key West bungalows. In his work, he always pays a respectful homage to Florida’s sun and climate. “I have always been so much aware of the sun as a fifth-generation Floridian,” he says. “I don’t like to stack rooms. I like the light to be seen from as many sides as possible. Although the house is oriented east and west, it also gets north and south light in the living room. The light and shadows change all day.” Interior stone walls are the most salient detail. “I chose a pattern to lay the stone from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. A local stone mason worked with us until we were happy with the design,” says Lamb. Taylor designed the stone detail to make it appear as if the house is on a fulcrum and as a way to balance the second floor, similar to how the Cocoon House balances on its sea wall. As most Miamians are aware, Coral Gables has a strict building code, and any design plans must be approved by a Board of Architects. “Most of the architects on the committee are modernists at heart,” says Taylor. “They were pleased to see a modernist design in Coral Gables. I think part of the reason is this is not a neighborhood of Mediterranean bungalows. It is a part of the Gables out in the country. Something modern could exist without too much contrast.” Taylor’s next project is another exercise in unconventionality; he is currently working on a design for a house in Sarasota with the client’s only instruction: “I want a tree house.” Taylor & Taylor Architecture & Interiors, 1211 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-9862; taylorntaylor.com OD
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Lamb furnished the living room walls with Florida coral stone. The floors are in silver serpentine with a custom rug from The Carpet Boutique. A vintage 1970s Roche Bobois chair, along with a pair of Italian chairs from the ’50s, sits in front of a vintage Kittinger table and Mastercraft cabinet. The leather daybed is Italian and is paired with Maurice Villency club chairs from the ’70s.
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Now presideNt of ArtefActo, Paulo Bacchi pushes his fAmily’s icoNic furNiture compANy iNto New terrAiN with the first furNiture collectioN uNder his desigN directioN. by jean nayar
A pivotal player in defining Miami’s current modern style, Brazilian-born Paulo Bacchi has been transforming luxury homes and condos throughout southeast Florida ever since he launched the first Artefacto furniture showroom in Coral Gables in 2002. Originally founded in 1976 in São Paulo by Bacchi’s father, Albino, Artefacto is seen as an icon of contemporary furniture design in Brazil, beloved for its high-quality, clean-lined, and sustainable furnishings. After joining the
poltronA deSert The upholstery is natural white/beige fibers on a base of hand-stitched brown leather ($3,500).
company at the age of 18 and tripling its business in Brazil in 1997, Bacchi set his sights on wider terrain and quickly captured the hearts of American design lovers when he brought the company’s warm modern aesthetic to Coral Gables, and later expanded his reach by opening showrooms in Doral and Aventura. “Clean lines infused with warm elements, such as natural fibers and textures, natural eco-friendly driftwood, and visually beautiful silhouettes,” are the keys to Artefacto furniture’s appeal, says Bacchi, who continues to raise the bar on the company’s growth. In addition to taking over the helm as president of the company this year, Bacchi is expanding its offerings with Arte | 5, his first solo collection of furnishings, which debuts in June. “It was only natural for me to choose to take my own style and signature and create a line of furnishings on my own,” he explains. “With the help of our design team in Brazil, [which includes 20-plus designers,] we created over 150 brand-new pieces,” says the visionary impresario. As an inspirational starting point for the new collection, he says, “we focused on original Brazilian [talents], such as Oscar Niemeyer,” who were instrumental in setting a sensuous modern tone in Brazil in the middle of the last century. As a result, most of the pieces feature simple, beautiful, organic curves. “The idea is to be able to see the lines, to see the silhouette,” he says. “We designed the collection to embody personalities rather than design trend styles—each of the five lines within the collection appeals to the senses in a unique way, engaging moods tailored to the setting they create.” Defined with posh materials, like plush velvet, hand-stitched leather, and carbon steel, the new furnishings are also likely to push the boundaries of Artefacto’s allure even wider as the international design set converges on Miami to attend Maison & Objet Americas this month. Village of Merrick Park, 4440 Ponce De Leon Blvd., #1600, Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; artefacto.com OD
poltronA brASiliA A carbon steel base complements the gray tone of this natural fiber upholstery ($3,550).
ArtE ProfilEs Inspired by his native Brazil as well as his new home in Miami, Paulo Bacchi’s new Arte | 5 collection has five distinct lines, each designed to appeal to the senses. Arte | CAnyon:
This line emphasizes the importance of open space in the home with contemporary, large-scale pieces. Arte | Hollywood
20/40: A grouping that hearkens back to a bygone era with pieces characterized by sumptuous curves and smooth leathers. Arte | MetropolitAn:
The elegant pieces in this line echo a lavish big-city lifestyle with posh details and rich materials. Arte | MidnigHt luxe: Chic geometric
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Artefacto’s Paulo Bacchi designed his new Arte | 5 collection “to embody personalities rather than trend styles.”
eminent domain Spotlight Nargis and Nasir Kassamali’s Luminaire in the Miami Design District offers both products and thoughtful design lectures.
Nasir Kassamali’s desigN district space Luminaire is a hub for moderNist creatioNs aNd iNNovative ideas. by jean nayar “From the age of 16, I dreamt of having something like a church, where people would come to experience good design,” attests design impresario Nasir Kassamali. Since founding Luminaire, a multifaceted showroom/gallery/event space/ design lab enterprise in Coral Gables and later the Design District, Kassamali and his wife, Nargis, have been making that dream a living reality. Luminaire has become a celebrated fixture in the city’s design scene, offering not only some of the most superlative modern furniture and accessories in the world by masters like Arne Jacobsen, Antonio Citterio, and Patricia Urquiola, but also an array of lecture series, exhibitions, and events that establish it as a nexus of ideas and inspiration in Miami and beyond. Miami Design District, 3901 NE Second Ave., 866-579-1941; luminaire.com
Venezuelan-born Maria Elena Uzcátegui opened Uzca, her home furnishings and concept store in the Design District, as a way to gather her unique “global treasures” under one roof for the public. Among the wares are jewelry, art, accessories, lighting, and furnishings, often with a retro twist. 4790 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-571-8200; uzca.com
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams recently celebrated the grand opening of their fagship store in the Design District. Chosen as part of the redecoration of the Obama White House, their classic modern upholstered furnishings include tables, storage pieces, lighting, rugs, linens, and artwork. 3800 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-609-9920; mgbwhome.com
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After fielding numerous requests for their Windfall chandeliers from customers in Miami, who’d seen the fxtures at Harry Winston in Bal Harbour Shops, Meredith and Yuri Xavier, founders of The Ligné Group, opened their Ligné Atelier showroom in Wynwood this spring. At the showroom, clients such as Roberto Cavalli and Cartier as well as design-loving Miami residents can readily access the Xaviers’ glamorous modern furnishings and accessories, which include exclusive imports and the Louis Kazan collection designed by Graça Kazan and Luiz Mario Moura. 180 NW 27th St., Miami, 305-8511994; ligneatelier.com
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Ugo and Sara Colombo at the Brickell Flatiron art talk and private dinner with Julian Schnabel, Ugo Colombo, and Bonnie Clearwater.
LJ Rodriguez, Angela Santamaria, and Kathy Smuts at SK-II’s Afternoon of Beauty luncheon at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.
Shannon Markin, Tami DeFrancisco, Lisa Lawlor, Gina Conti, and Tish McCaulley at the 66th annual Children’s Opportunity Group luncheon with The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills.
Carla Pellegrino and Rod Vanderbilt at the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT HUFZIGER (RODRIGUEZ); DARRYL NOBLES (HELMSTETTER); DYLAN RIVES/GETTY IMAGES FOR SBWFF (BRADLEY); KOREY DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY (ROSSO); MATTHEW CARBY (DIAZ); MICHAEL MURPHY PHOTOGRAPHY (MARKIN); WORLD RED EYE (ANGULO, COLOMBO, RABINO, TERENTEVA)
Fabiola Angulo, Sebastian Darcyl, and Karolina Wozniak at the grandopening party at La Terrasse.
MIAMI MUSIC WEEK Photography by Seth Browarnik
Reggie and Lilit Bush at Story.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and Diplo at Ultra Music Festival.
Martin Garrix and Usher at Ultra Music Festival.
Scottie Pippen, Nicky Romero, and Afrojack at Ultra Music Festival.
Angela Simmons at David Grutman and Cedric Gervais’s first annual BBQ with Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial at Grutman’s residence.
Michael Bay and David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell at Ultra Music Festival.
Chuckie and Nick Jonas at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Waka Flocka Flame and Lyndon Smith at Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me at Story.
Cedric Gervais and Alesso at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Paris Hilton and Tommy Hilfiger at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach “100 at 1” VIP launch.
MUSIC IN MIAMI Photography by Seth Browarnik
James Sternlicht, Paul Oakenfold, and Barry Sternlicht at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach “100 at 1” VIP launch.
Sander Van Doorn and Oliver Heldens at the Heldeep Pool Party at the Delano.
Cid and Kaskade at Super Music Group, Little Empire, and Arkade Records’ IRL Miami at the Gale South Beach.
Big Money, Steve Aoki, and Anthony Shriver at the International Dance Music Awards at the Deauville Beach Resort.
Brian Elias, Natalie Morales, Philip Levine, and Jon Rosen at the Miami Beach Centennial Concert.
George Clinton and Melissa Meruelo at the Deauville Beach Resort.
Marco Carola and Rony Seikaly at Wall at the W South Beach.
Doug Rosenberg, Ryan Cabrera, and Mike Giron at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Kid Kiddo, Dirt Nasty, and Navin Chatani at the Favela Beach Slumber Party at Wall at the W South Beach.
Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White of Art Department with Luciano at Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach.
Behrouz and Lee Burridge at Wall at the W South Beach.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Katie Lee at the Endless Summer BBQ at The Edition Miami Beach.
Melissa Chiu and Jordana Pomeroy at “Making a Museum in the 21st Century” with Chiu at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.
Alexandra Alfonso, Frank Guzman, Monica Lopez de Victoria, and Ammy Juliet at the City of the Future PechaKucha Night at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
Tom Swift, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Bibbo, and Lyle Tick at the Grey Goose Vodka Lounge at a Miami Heat game at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Victor Manuelle and Frances Franco at Seaspice.
Nicole Groll and Barbara Finkelstein Amoils at the Miami Country Day Parents’ Association luncheon at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Ivonn Goihman and Jeannie Lewin at the Miami Country Day Parents’ Association luncheon at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Lisa Montague and Jonathan Anderson at the Loewe private dinner at the Rubell Family Collection.
Ashley Mandy and Louisa Rake at the Fashion for Breakfast with Vhernier at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House.
Bruce Pinchbeck, Thomas Pham, and Shirley Rozgonyi at the Friends of New World Symphony’s Symphony After Hours at Basement at The Edition Miami Beach.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Todd and Oliver English at The Chef Agency’s Celebrity Chef Ride for Hunger at Flywheel Sports Miami.
Alex, Emi, Tony, and Eddy Guerra at Nikki Beach.
Sebastian Tettamanti, Gil Dezer, and Ken Golden at the Rockwell Presentation at Hyde Midtown.
John Nelson and Eric Dahler at South Florida Design Park’s Spring Market celebration. Franklin Becker and Janine Booth at The Chef Agency’s Celebrity Chef Ride for Hunger at Flywheel Sports Miami.
Walter Defortuna and Kevin Aoki at Aoki’s Otabe preview at Canvas.
Carmel Ophir, Bianca D’an, and Emma Beckett at Electric Pickle’s six-year anniversary.
Joanna Krupa, Monica Lazarus, Karent Sierra, and Christina Kotalik at Mynt Lounge.
Hovik Gevorgyan, Brett David, Jessica Crockett, and Brooke David at the Lamborghini BullFest Ride at the Paramount Miami Worldcenter sales gallery.
Paul and Trudy Cejas at the New World Symphony Gala at the New World Center.
MORIMOTO SOUTH BEACH
INDULGE IN CHEF MORIMOTO CLASSICS
Introducing a new localsâ€™ menu 6pm-9pm 18th & Collins | Entrance and valet parking on 18th St For reservations please call (305) 341-1500 www.morimotosouthbeach.com
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik
Ron Gottesmann and Nir Shoshani at Kevin Aoki’s Otabe preview at Canvas.
Diego and Natalia Boneta at Wall at the W South Beach.
Sonia Gibson and Linda Levy Goldberg at the Twelve Good Men luncheon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida at Jungle Island.
Christy Martin and Adriana Vergara at the Purificación García luncheon at the Village of Merrick Park.
Wayne and Arlene Chaplin at Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Trish and Dan Bell at the Twelve Good Men luncheon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida at Jungle Island.
Julia Bianchi, Katharine Rubino, and Maria Schwedel at The Art of Fashion Spring 2015 presentation for Venus Orbit supporting the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.
Daniel Rosa and Marianna de Tommaso at the Three Hundred Collins sales launch.
Seth White and Allegra Riggio at the 22nd annual Shelley Novak Awards at Score.
Wayne and Cynthia Boich at Women of Tomorrow’s gala presented by The Collection at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami.
Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena and Lorena Rios Cartagena at Seaspice.
Arthur Romanelli, Ken Gorin, and Peter Romanelli at The Collection Ferrari and Ferrari North America’s Ferrari Challenge Weekend.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik
Andrew Sasson, Shareef Malnik, and Chris Paciello at Remastered Wednesdays at The Forge.
Nina Adgal and Reid Heidenry at the Little Farm House grand opening.
Michael Tilson Thomas, Paula Crown, Craig Robins, and Howard Herring at An Evening of Discovery with Crown in Palm Court in the Miami Design District.
David Farcy, DJ Irie, and Tommy Pooch at Maky Hinson’s birthday at Space.
Tracy Mourning and Jeff Berkowitz at the Be A Kid Again gala at the Miami Children’s Museum.
Antonio Misuraca, Manual Charr, and Lennox Lewis at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Cleveland Jones and Iva Kosovic at the Friends of New World Symphony’s Symphony After Hours at Basement at The Edition Miami Beach.
Rico Love and Amaris Jones at the Let’s Eat Dinner party at Bianca at Delano South Beach.
Eric Simard, Ines Rivero, and Hernan Arriaga at the Premios de Belleza lunch at Peacock Garden Café.
Susie and Walid Wahab at Miami Design District’s cocktail reception with the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Marvin Ross Friedman, Adrianne bon Haes, Ximena Caminos, and Alan Faena at the New World Symphony Gala at the New World Center.
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1930s House A historic, intimate Mediterranean-inspired hideaway where music, conversation and avant-garde cocktails flow at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, (786) 605-1044
COCONUT GROVE, CORAL GABLES, KEY BISCAYNE
George’s in the Grove Lively, casual bistro featuring French classics. 3145 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-444-7878
Town Kitchen & Bar Global comfort foods and an irresistible brunch special. 7301 SW 57th Ct., South Miami, 305-740-8118
Love Is Blind A culinary adventure that takes you all over the globe. 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-748-6118
Versailles The authentic and famous Miami-Cuban classic.
Bizcaya Mediterranean-influenced cuisine serving fresh fish and prime cuts of beef, at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.
Monty’s Raw Bar Scenic waterside spot offering seafood goodies. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-3992
DESIGN DISTRICT, MIDTOWN, WYNWOOD
Ortanique on the Mile New World Caribbean cuisine, island elegance. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-446-7710
Bocce Bar Midtown’s latest addition distinguishes itself from the rest with a bocce ball court and its rustic feel and cozy ambiance. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-245-6211
Palme d’Or Fabulous French fare, at the landmark Biltmore Hotel. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3201
The Butcher Shop Trendy addition to Wynwood that fuses retail, restaurant and beer garden into one gourmet hot-spot.
Artisan The newest hot spot in Key Biscayne perfect for sandwiches or tapas. 658 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne;
3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680
Cantina Beach Miami’s only oceanfront, coastal Mexican restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4622
Caffe Abbracci Dine beneath the glow of a ruby-red starlight chandelier and the brilliance of Venetian glass on Italian-inspired foods including great carpaccio’s, the freshest fish, homemade pastas or succulent NY meats.
3555 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-444-0240
165 NW 23rd Street, Miami, 305-846-9120
Pascal’s on Ponce Contemporary French cuisine. 2611 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-444-2024
Cafeina Diverse hot-spot offering intriguing art, nightlife and tasty cuisine in the heart of Wynwood. 297 NW 23rd Street,
318 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-0700
Peacock Garden Cafe The ideal setting for outside dining at anytime of day. 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove,
Christy’s Restaurant The steak house meets the piano bar at this Miami staple. 3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,
Red Fish Grill Romantic, waterside seafood dining experience. 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, 305-668-8788
The Cypress Room The Genuine Hospitality Group’s latest Design District haunt gives an elegant nod to 1920’s American fine dining. 3620 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-520-5197
Cioppino Tuscan cuisine capturing the romance of Old World Italy, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4156
Sushi Samba The finest fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine at the Westin Colonnade Hotel.
The Federal Tackling comfort food classics like pot pies, biscuits and gravy, this eatery will rock your world. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559
180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-2600
Eating House Not your typical steakhouse, this hipster-esque hotspot is known for its eclectic menu serving playful dishes such as “Cap’n Crunch” pancakes for brunch. 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-6524
Swine Southern Table & Bar This joint is a place to hang with friends, sip a little whiskey, and indulge in genuine Southern cooking. 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,
Harry’s Pizzeria Chef and owner Michael Schwartz’s newest creation offers a cozy and comfortable neighborhood spot to enjoy some creative, wood-oven pizzas, craft beers, and a selection of delectable desserts. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami,
LISTINGS Naoe Experience natural Japanese cuisine as Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef’s Choice menu. 661 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-947-6263
Novecento Argentinean and Mediterranean cuisine. 1414 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-403-0900
The Oceanaire Ultra fresh seafood and American Steak house. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami 305-372-8862 OTC Comfort cuisine is served as the name suggests — overthe-counter. 1250 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-4612 PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House Born from the nostalgia felt from the “Porteño”-like cuisine, PM has the influence of not only the parrilladas but also all the different styles all over the world. 1453 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-200-5606 Pollos y Jarras Authentic Peruvian cuisine with an extensive selection of BBQ, grilled meats, and tapas all ideally complimented by signature cocktails. 115 NE 3rd Ave., Miami,
Seaspice A seafood brasserie and lounge, is a celebration of the sense that marks the return to the core values of gastronomy. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305-440-4200
Gigi Bustling and hip hot spot featuring Asian-inspired fare.
3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-573-1520
Azul French inspired cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358
Mandolin Aegean Bistro Authentic countryside cuisine from Greece and Turkey. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-576-6066
Batch Fresh off a successful opening, this Gastropub, with cocktails on tap, is soon to be Brickell’s favored hotspot.
MC Kitchen Modern Italian cuisine offering seasonal dishes with ingredients selected on the basis of quality, harvest maturity, and farming integrity. 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101A, Miami, 305-456-9948
Mignonette A raw oyster bar with a welcoming environment where seafood lovers can share a bottle of bubbly while enjoying a dozen of the freshest oysters. 210 NE 18th Street,
Soya y Pomodoro Intimate Italian located in a quaint Neoclassical alcove. 120 NE 1st St., Miami, 305-381-9511
30 SW 12th St., Miami, 305-808-5555
Toscana Divino Brickell’s Italian trattoria features an Italian happy hour, “Aperitivo Italiano,” every Wednesday. 900 S.
Biscayne Tavern Located in the B2 Miami downtown, this casual neighborhood gathering post serves up the next evolution of comfort food. 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami,
Miami Ave., Miami, 305-371-2767
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael Schwartz’s highly successful Design District eatery. 130 NE 40th St., Atlas Plaza,
Seaspice A seafood brasserie and lounge, is a celebration of the sense that marks the return to the core values of gastronomy. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305-440-4200
Cantina La Veinte A cultural expression of true Mexican cuisine featuring traditional Mexican decor with an art deco flare and over 100 brands of Mexican wine pairings. 465 Brickell Ave., Miami, 786-623-6135
Tamarina Specializes in Italian cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean coast incorporating freshly caught seafood and local produce which is prepared using classic Italian techniques. 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami, 305-579-1888 Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant From celebrity chef Carla Pellegrino, featuring an array of dishes ranging from meat to pastas to seafood and sushi. 15 NE 11th Street,
Cipriani Exquisite Italian restaurant with impeccable service and elegant design. 465 Brickell Ave. CU1, Miami, 786-329-4090
Morgans Modern, home-style comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678
Crazy About You A truly unique lounge setting, and picturesque water front dining experience. 1155 Brickell Bay Dr,
Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House A fantastic combination of the freshest Florida Stone Crab, juicy steaks and a selection of over 100 wines. 777 Brickell Ave., Miami,
Miami, (305) 377-4442
CVI.CHE 105 This bustling Peruvian eatery has quickly become a hip downtown landmark. 105 NE 3rd Ave., Miami,
Tuyo Sitting atop Miami Dade College’s new Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo is an exquisite fusion of New World flavors.
415 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-237-3200
db Bistro Moderne The New York sensation from chef Daniel Boulud, in downtown’s JW Marriott Marquis.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd.,
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-350-0750
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Located in the heart of Brickell’s Financial District, the restaurant, offers a unique selection of International fusion cuisine.
Zuma Internationally acclaimed Japanese “pub fare” from London restaurateur Rainer Becker, at the Epic Hotel.
Oak Tavern This Design District eatery cooks up modern home-style fare including hearty dishes such as “grown-up mac and cheese.” 35 NE 40th Street, Miami, 786-391-1818 Sakaya Kitchen This delicious offering from chef Richard Hales re-imagines Asian fast food in a decidedly gourmet way. 3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8096 Salumeria 104 Authentic Northern Italian salumi shop and trattoria serving traditional dishes and cured meats. 3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 305-424-9588
Sugarcane From the creators of Sushi Samba, a raw bar and grill with a South American spirit. 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami,
1000 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103
Edge Steak & Bar This stylish departure from the traditional steak house is the new crown jewel of The Four Seasons Hotel Miami. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Affordable global Latino cuisine meets cutting-edge art. 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959
DOWNTOWN/BRICKELL Area 31 Great seafood from the namesake region encompassing the Florida coast and Central America.
1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-6529
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277
MIAMI BEACH 15 Steps Seasonal farm-to-table dining at the Eden Roc hotel. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5594
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market Fabulously fresh fish, right on the river. 398 NW North River Dr., Miami, 305-375-0765
1930s House A historic, intimate Mediterranean-inspired hideaway where music, conversation and avant-garde cocktails flow at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue,
Il Gabbiano Decadent, exquisite Italian cuisine served inside or out, overlooking Biscayne Bay. 335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami,
Miami Beach, (786) 605-1044
A Fish Called Avalon Contemporary tropical menu featuring award-winning seafood dishes. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach,
La Mar by Gaston Acurio Features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gastón Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr.,
270 S. Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-424-5234
Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room A contemporary restaurant and lounge offering guests an innovative and international menu paired with a minimalistic setting to complement the view of an incandescent Miami skyline.
AltaMare Neighborhood gem with great seafood and pasta. 1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-3061
Baires Grill This casual and trendy establishment satiates
LISTINGS your appetite with an authentic, high-quality Argentinian cuisine. 1116 Lincoln Rd. Mall, Miami Beach, 305-538-1116 The Bazaar by José Andrés Masterfully re-imagined Spanish cuisine, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-5000
and cuisine of Greece and is committed to providing guests a true understanding of fresh ingredients simply prepared with integrity. 730 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-604-6800 Fogo de Chão The original Brazilian steak house with continuous tableside service and 15 cuts of meat. 836 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-672-0011
Bâoli Miami A dining experience that truly excites the senses: an elegant and vibrant ambiance with an alluring menu. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8822
The Forge Restaurant & Lounge Chef Christopher Lee brings his award-winning talent to this culinary institution with an innovative take on the classic American steakhouse. 432
Barceloneta Catalan Bistro and Mercat that will transport you to Spain through taste alone. 1400 20th St., Miami Beach,
41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533
Fratelli La Bufala Sumptuous pizzas and pastas prepared with the freshest buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy.
Barezzito/One Lounge A nighttime hangout spot with live music, djs, and a Latin-Asian fusion menu.
437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700
2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8882
Fung Kú Asian Cuisine Korean BBQ and Sushi Bar, at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Barton G. The Restaurant Upscale American eatery, plus lots of dazzle. 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-8881
Bianca Modern Italian fare at the Delano’s signature restaurant. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400 Big Pink Bright and fun diner, serving full-bodied classics. 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4700
Hakkasan The exquisite Chinese creations of London restaurateur Alan Yau, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-1388
HaVen Gastro-Lounge An intimate, high-tech gastro-lounge featuring global small plates by Chef Todd Erickson and innovative craft cocktails. 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-987-8885
BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the American steak house. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami
Icebox Offering the finest deserts in Miami Beach.
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila “Shepard Style” Mexican street food straight out of a vintage Airstream taco truck filling the area’s void for vibrant, authentic Mexican cuisine. 1220 16th
Il Mulino From Abruzzo to South Beach, Il Mulino New York presents unforgettable, classic Italian cuisine in a chic, modern dining experience. 840 First St., Miami Beach, 305-466-9191
Adena Grill & Wine Bar Elegant and upscale steakhouse with an authentic unique farm-to-fork experience, at The Village at Gulfstream Park. 900 Silks Run #1740, Hallandale Beach, 954-464-2333 Macaluso’s Restaurant Staten Island home-cooked Italian. 1747 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-1811
Street, Miami Beach, 305-704-2145
Joe’s Stone Crab A must-see Miami institution since 1913.
Macchialina Taverna Rustica The Italian spot for locals with rustic, seasonally inspired cooking by acclaimed chef Michael Pirolo. 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-2124 Maxine’s Bistro At The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, is somewhat of an institution on Collins Avenue, serving American bistro fare with an international twist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-1160
Café Prima Pasta Authentic Italian meats, cheeses, pastas and desserts since 1993. 414 71st St., Miami Beach,
11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365
Juvia Artistic food presentation and an innovative take on Asian fusion, with stunning views of South Beach.
Canyon Ranch Grill Wholesome seasonal dishes with an emphasis on local farming methods. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272
Katsuya Traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami
Casa Tua Italian restaurant with a private upstairs lounge and la dolce vita vibe. 1700 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1010
Meat Market Chef Sean Brasel has created an imaginative, top-flight menu with flair at this packed hot spot.
Khong River House Authentic Northern Thai cuisine served in a farmhouse-styled interior. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami
915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088
Monty’s Sunset Miami’s ultimate Seafood Bistro features a raw bar and ceviche bar with breathtaking sunset views and a bay front location. 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-672-1148
Cecconi’s The Italian sensation from Mayfair and West Hollywood has brought its A-list vibe to the Soho Beach House. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902
La Locanda Classic Italian just south of Fifth Street. De Rodriguez Cuba Reminiscent of the exhilarating nightlife of old world Havana, Cuba, serving Modern Cuban Cuisine in South Beach’s chic South of Fifth neighborhood, at the Hilton Bentley. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-672-6624
419 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-6277
DiLido Beach Club A casually elegant oceanfront restaurant and lounge with ocean-table cuisine and a relaxed, chic ambiance perfect for people-watching, at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. 155 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 786-276-4000
La Savina Offers a simple mix of amazingly fresh crudos, grilled meats and fish in South Florida, served alongside unmatched views of Biscayne Bay, at the Mondrian Hotel.
Dolce Italian Contemporary take on Italian classics located at The Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
Larios on the Beach Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award winning go-to destination for cuban cuisine. 820 Ocean Drive,
La Piaggia A St-Tropez beach club without the jet lag. 1000 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 305-674-0647
1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1500
Miami Beach, 305-532-9577
Drunken Dragon South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant presents a unique method of table side cooking while offering a combination of Asian inspired dishes as well as tropical, exotic cocktails. 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach,
Escopazzo Excellent romantic Italian cuisine with an organic emphasis. 1311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-9450 Estiatorio Milos Costas Spiliadis Celebrates the arts, culture
Moreno’s Cuba At the Riviera South Beach A Cuban-inspired eatery developed around an authentic Havana-style café, with a culinary ethos based around Cuban Tapas and small plates made for sharing. 318 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-7444
Morimoto South Beach Famed Iron Chef Morimoto seamlessly integrates Western ingredients with traditional Japanese techniques inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-1271 Mr Chow Iconic Chinese showplace at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1695
The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill Stunning waterside dining featuring chef Mark Zeitouni’s cuisine, at The Standard. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717
The Dutch A roots-inspired restaurant, Bar and Oyster Room at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Michael Mina 74 Award-winning chef Michael Mina, brings sophisticated, American bistro-style fare to the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with a dynamic menu that features whimsical dishes and handcrafted cocktails from across the globe. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4636
Lucali Brooklyn’s most coveted pizza in the heart of South Beach. 1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-4441 Lure Fishbar A seafood-driven menu, overseen by Josh Capon, includes raw bar, sushi bar and Miami-inspired plates. Robert Ferrara helms the beverage program with nautical-themed libations including the Catch and Release, at the Loews Hotel. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-4550
My Ceviche This indoor-outdoor eatery will flaunt the brand’s signature seafood selections alongside seasonal, craft, and local beer options. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8710
News Cafe This 24-hour spot remains the heart and soul of South Beach. 800 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232 Nobu Legendary Japanese seafood delicacies, at the Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232 Orange Blossom A modern bistro featuring internationally,
LISTINGS high-quality, affordable fare inside the Boulan South Beach Hotel. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8983 Porfirio’s A contemporary take on flavorful Mexican cuisine. 850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach, 786-453-2657
Prime Fish Fish shack meets sophisticated fine dining; renowned restaurant owner Myles Chefetz has done it again with his new restaurant that is sure to please all seafood lovers. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4550 Prime Italian Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-8484 Prime One Twelve Extraordinary, modern take on the classic steak house. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-8112 Pubbelly Gastropub This innovative tavern features a menu of homemade pâtés, specialty terrines and braised dishes, and its signature Asian street food. 1418 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555
Pubbelly Sushi Japanese small plates with Latin, Indian and Italian influences. 1424 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-9282 Pura Vida Serving raw Brazilian organic acai bowls, fresh made fruit protein smoothies or cold-press veggie juices with soups, salads, sandwiches, pitas & wraps with vegan options. Eat-in, pick-up or delivery. 110 Washington Ave.,
STK Miami A freshly renovated, high-energy restaurant that artfully blends two concepts into one – The modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. 2311 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-6988
Smith & Wollensky Classic steak dishes, outstanding seafood, and an award-winning wine selection. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800
STK Miami A freshly renovated, high-energy restaurant that artfully blends two concepts into one – The modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. 2311 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
NORTH DADE, BROWARD Adena Grill & Wine Bar Elegant and upscale steakhouse with an authentic unique farm-to-fork experience, at The Village at Gulfstream Park. 900 Silks Run #1740, Hallandale Beach, 954-464-2333
Carpaccio Bal Harbour Shops’ most bustling spot for delicious Italian fare. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-867-7777
Stripsteak With its classic menu, dynamic dining and bar scene, and sophisticated atmosphere, acclaimed Chef Michael Mina breaks new ground with Stripsteak, the modern alternative to the traditional steakhouse setting. 4441
Corsair Award-winning chef and television personality Scott Conant has crafted a rustic, seasonal menu rooted in the farmhouse cooking of America and the Mediterranean, located within the Turnberry Isle Miami. 19999 West Country
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro stir up traditional Northern Italian cuisine. 1014 Lincoln
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 877-326-7412
Club Drive, Aventura, 305-932-6200
Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833
Sushi Samba Dromo Japanese-Brazilian fusion fare amid a bustling ambience. 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-673-5337
La Goulue Fantastic French bistro in the Bal Harbour Shops.
Terrazza at Shore Club This casual, Italian chophouse offers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor dining with the cool vibe and energy of Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Makoto Modern Japanese cuisine in the Bal Harbour Shops.
Palm Restaurant Old New York-style steak house.
Miami Beach, 305-535-4142
Quality Meats Rated top steakhouse in Manhattan in Zagat 2014 and named best new steakhouse by Details, Quality Meats has opened in the heart of South Beach at Collins and 15th. 1501 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-340-3333
Red, The Steakhouse Hot Mediterranean-influenced steak house. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688 Restaurant Michael Schwartz Locally inspired dishes and a fantastic ambiance at the iconic Raleigh Hotel pool deck.
Texas De Brazil A unique concept that offers diners a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad area. 300 Alton Rd., Suite 200, Miami Beach, 305-695-7702
1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1940
Tongue and Cheek Upscale American cuisine with a trendy, yet relaxing ambiance. 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
The Restaurant at The Setai Five-star, trans-ethnic cuisine with a strong Asian influence. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Traymore Restaurant and Bar Locally sourced seafood fare, as well as the hotel’s signature COMO Shambhala cuisine by Executive Chef Jonathan Lane at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach. 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-695-3600
Scarpetta Ravishing Italian cuisine from chef Scott Conant, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2000
Seagrape Floridian brasserie helmed by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein located at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami
Umi Sushi & Sake Bar A communal, Japanese-style dining experience in the lobby at Delano. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami
Serendipity 3 A famous New York original, known for the best desserts in town. 1102 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-403-2210
20475 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, 305-937-2777
ROK:BRGR Gourmet burger bar and gastropub with a modern approach on American comfort foods, located at The Village at Gulfstream Park. 600 Silks Run, Suite 1210, Hallandale Beach, 954-367-3970
S3 An island-chic retreat with indoor-outdoor seating, lush patio with fire pits and custom-designed lounge seating with breathtaking views of the ocean serving steak, seafood and sushi. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,
St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge A modern Miami atmosphere with a Japanese twist, this Sushi Lounge is nothing short of luxury, at the St. Regis Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,
Villa Azur A taste of South of France combining exquisite food, fine wines, friendly service and inviting atmosphere.
309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688
Taco Beach Shack World famous gourmet farm fresh tacos and cocktails, at Hollywood Beach Hotel. 334 Arizona Street,
Vintro Kitchen Committed to the craft approach of food. A place where you can escape, live in the moment, explore the flavors, taste, experiment and share with your friends. 2216
Hollywood Beach, 954-920-6523
2001 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-520-6400
Siena Tavern Top Chef Fabio Viviani & DineAmic Group head south with their Chicago outpost. Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood, Siena Tavern blends Italian elegance with Miami’s electrifying energy. 404 Washington Avenue, Miami
Pilar Named after Hemingway’s famed fishing boat, this Aventura neighborhood gem offers seafood-focused, modern American classics from Executive Chef Erica Nicholl using locally-sourced and peak-of-the-season ingredients.
The Setai Grill Prime steak house with the finest seafood selections, accompanied by The Setai’s impressive wine list.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-8600
9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor Islands, 305-868-7256
1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-612-1163
The Restaurant at Mondrian South Beach Modern American brasserie and sushi bar serving globally inspired cuisine that is locally sourced and designed to be shared.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-865-2181
Park Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-674-9200
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
Tap 42 Enjoy a combination of Fort Lauderdale’s finest American Craft Beers, hand-crafted cocktails made from fresh local ingredients, a creative menu of burgers and other inventive dishes. 1411 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-4900
Subterranean lounge at the Delano. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752
DESIGN DISTRICT, WYNWOOD Bardot Intimate lounge featuring live music and an edgy scene. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-557 0
The Broken Shaker Laid-back indoor-outdoor bar featuring exotic handcrafted cocktails, at the Freehand Miami Hostel.
Nikki Beach Mostly outdoor hot spot to see and be seen. 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111
2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727
Purdy Lounge The perfect dark and laid-back local bar. Gavanna “Vibe dictates the night” at Wynwood’s hot-spot. 10
Club Deuce Everyone’s favorite timeless dive bar.
NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-1321
222 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-6200
Wood Tavern Artsy and relaxed indoor-outdoor enclave where hipsters, art-walk crawlers, and collectors mingle.
Drawing Room Bar & Lounge Mixologist Albert Trummer brings his signature libations and one of a kind blend of apothecary and designer cocktails to the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami
Miami Beach. 305-397-8382
FDR Subterranean lounge at the Delano.
The Regent Cocktail Club Dimly lit and classically elegant cocktail bar and lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave.,
1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-4622
Radio Bar Hip local bar, new to the SoFi area. 814 First St.,
2531 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood, 305-748-2828
DOWNTOWN, BRICKELL Blackbird Ordinary Catchy and energetic vibe with delicious cocktails hidden downtown. 729 SW First Ave., Miami,
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752
Miami Beach, 305-673-0199
Blue Martini Upscale atmosphere with a local-bar mentality, at Mary Brickell Village. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami,
Rec Room New York-influenced upscale basement lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Foxhole New watering hole and neighborhood bar owned by nightlife veterans. 1426A Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-3511
Set A modern South Beach tribute to Old Hollywood glamour. 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-2800
E11EVEN MIAMI A unique 24 / 7 No Sleep international cabaret, nightclub, and after-hours experience that features beautiful entertainers and 11-style theatrics in an environment that is as sexy as it is sophisticated. 29 N.E. 11th Street, Miami, 305-829-2911
Hyde Beach Enjoy artful mixology and José Andrés cuisine at Hyde Beach — the first oceanfront location of sobe’s premier nightlife brand at SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1701
Story “A new chapter in Miami Nightlife”. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-479-4426
Jazid Intimate, live jazz and blues and nightly drink specials. 1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-9372
Grand Central Former railRd. station turned contemporary event space with weekly events for Miami’s most discerning music lovers. 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-377-2277
SkyBar The Shore Club’s exclusive nightlife setting overlooking the ocean. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-6772
Kill Your Idol Hipster kids plus cheap drinks plus high irony equals a perfect night. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach,
Sunset Lounge Mondrian South Beach’s indoor-outdoor lounge is comprised of multiple spaces, offering the only bayside destination for watching the sunset over Miami’s downtown skyline. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1941
Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena A posh VIP lounge on the court-level of the Arena. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami,
LIV The hip, high-energy megaclub, at the Fontainebleau.
Ted’s Hideaway A laid-back local bar with a pool table and a delightfully grungy scene. 124 Second St., Miami Beach,
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680
Tobacco Rd. Miami’s oldest bar, serving patrons for more than 95 years. 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198
Mansion Plush, oversized dance club with copious VIP nooks. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-8411
Twist Popular gay pit stop with late-night action and seven uniquely themed bars. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach,
Mokaï A modern lounge with New York sensibility and Miami joie de vivre. 235 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-673-1409
Basement Miami A one-of-a-kind entertainment venue at the Miami Beach EDITION, complete with a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Mynt A vibrant club that plays host to South Beach’s fabulous crowd. 1921 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0727
Wall The W South Beach’s on-site hot spot from a dream team of nightlife innovators. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3000
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As more And more northerners flee high-tAx stAtes for floridA’s greener pAstures, the proof-of-residency gAme hAs gotten increAsingly more interesting. by betsy f. perry residency is no longer just a trip to the DMV for a new license and voter registration switch, although flight tickets, hotel receipts, and golf scorecards might make for some nice supplemental paperwork. Kaplan emphasizes, “If you fly into New York, then spend one hour at the dentist before flying out, that counts as one day in the city.” An overnight spent in the city equals two days. In a landmark New York State tax case, a client went to court over four controversial days. Had he not won, his tax bill would have been over $26.5 million! One northern ex-pat says, “Every billionaire leaving New York or New Jersey is equal to a thousand residents, so everyone’s getting audited…. They want to see you’ve relocated your cars and that your artwork was moved from walls in the north to the south.” Of course no one wants to pay taxes, but as Gerald Posner, an attorney and author of The New York Times best seller God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican, reported, “Before moving to Florida and attempting to hold on to my New York apartment, my accountant made it clear the state checks your Amazon shipping address, synagogue—even your burial arrangements.” With tax season in my rearview mirror, the temptation to move is like a siren song. But until I defect full time from that grumpy Mayor Bill de Blasio’d and vitamin D-deprived city, there’s no way to get away with anything. OD
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No wonder Miami is at risk of being under water—between rising sea levels threatening to sink us and billionaires flooding South Florida, it’s a miracle we’re still afloat. Don’t believe any of those moguls who claim to be moving to Florida solely for the sunshine and saltwater, despite the Northeast having just endured this winter’s punishing weather. They’re fooling no one—including the insatiable IRS. Statistics reveal that 50,000 New Yorkers defect to Florida each year, yet there’s zero wiggle room for high-net-worth individuals who aim to establish Florida residency (and thus save themselves millions each year by “living” in South Beach for six months and one day). According to Steven Bryde, a principal in the Marks Paneth LLP tax practice, and Jay Kaplan—my watchdog and a partner in this accounting firm for the wealthy—for each Big Apple billionaire deserter, New York loses the revenue from a 12.46 percent tax imposed on one’s worldwide income, which is the country’s highest combined state and city rates. With money like that at stake, proving you’re in New York for less than 184 days a year, and that you really are a Floridian, is serious business. Says Bryde, “Aside from meticulous records tracking days spent out of New York, you need to paint a picture including location of family connections, where you keep ‘near and dear items’ like art, furs, and jewelry, and business connections.” Establishing Florida