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uberge is truly a treasured destination, located directly on the white sand beach of the Atlantic and ofering an unparalleled standard in luxury living. From sunrise to sunset, Auberge ofers the best in premium beachfront living. Spend mornings pampered at our state-of-the-art spa and ftness center, mid-day lounging in poolside perfection and evenings enjoying delicious bites at our James Beard award-winning restaurants. EXCEPTIONAL BUYING OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SOUTH TOWER North Tower over 80% sold.
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Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This Condominium is developed by PRH FAIRWINDS, LLC (“Developer”) and this offering is made only by the Developer’s Prospectus for the Condominium. Developer, has a right to use the trade names, marks, and logos of: The Related Group, Fortune International Group, The Fairwinds Group, and Auberge Resorts, LLC, each of which authorizes the use of their respective logos and names, but none of which is the Developer. Neither Auberge Resorts LLC, nor any of its affliates or related persons (the “Auberge Group”), is related to, affliated or associated with, or a partner in the business of the Developer, PRH Fairwinds, LLC, or any of Developer’s affliates or related persons. No representation, warranty or guarantee is made or implied by the Auberge Group with respect to any statement or information made herein or otherwise about the Condominium. Neither the Auberge Group, nor any of its directors, offcers, employees, or agents has or will have any responsibility or liability arising out of, or related to, this publication or the transactions contemplated by this publication, including any liability or responsibility for any statement or information made or contained in this publication. Auberge® is the registered trademark of Auberge Resorts, LLC and used by license agreement. In the event the Auberge® license should lapse, this Condominium and any hotel affliated with this Condominium will not be permitted to use the name Auberge®. The managing entities, hotels, brands, artwork, designers, contributing artists, interior designers, ftness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed are subject to change. The Developer is not incorporated in, located in, nor a resident of, New York. This is not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy, condominium units in New York or to residents of New York, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law unless the condominium is registered in such jurisdictions or exempt. Your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state or territory of residency. This offering is not directed to any person or entity in New York by, or on behalf of, the Developer or anyone acting with the Developer’s knowledge. No purchase or sale shall take place as a result of this offering, until relevant registration and fling requirements are met, or exemptions are confrmed. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, specifcations, and Unit dimensions. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015 ® PRH FAIRWINDS, LLC, unless otherwise noted, with all rights reserved.
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Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This offering is void where prohibited by law. Your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state or territory of residency. This Condominium is developed by PRH 4000 SOUTH OCEAN, LLC (“Developer”). This offering is made only by the Prospectus for the Condominium; no statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modiﬁcations, revisions, and changes to the Condominium design and to amenities as the Developer deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code compliance, or otherwise. Developer, pursuant to license or marketing agreements with each, has a right to use the trade names, marks, and logos of: The Related Group, SBE Licensing, LLC and SBE Hotel Group, LLC, which licensors are not the Developer. HYDE® is the registered trademark of SBE Licensing, LLC. In the event the license to use HYDE® terminates, or is not renewed, HYDE can no longer be associated with the Condominium. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, speciﬁcations, and Unit dimensions. This condominium is not beachfront. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015 ® PRH 4000 SOUTH OCEAN, LLC, unless otherwise noted, with all rights reserved.
Soaring high above Biscayne Bay, Paraiso’s fnal and most magnifcent luxury condominium tower presents the ultimate country club lifestyle rivaling its spectacular natural setting overlooking the bay and Miami Beach Extraordinary works of art by Pablo Atchugarry, Frank Stella, David Hayes, Vik Muniz, and Alex Katz
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NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES 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. Your eligibility for purchase depends upon your state of residency. This offer is void where prohibited. Gran Paraiso is developed by PRH Paraiso Two, LLC (“Developer”), which, pursuant to license agreements, uses the trademarked names and logos of The Related Group, which is not Developer. This offer is made pursuant to the Prospectus for Gran Paraiso and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Square footage is approximate and may vary depending on how measured and actual construction. Locations and layouts of windows, doors, closets, plumbing fxtures, and structural and architectural design elements may vary from concept to actual construction. All depictions of appliances, plumbing fxtures, counters, countertops, cabinets, soffts, foor coverings and other matters of design and décor detail are conceptual and are not necessarily included with Unit purchase. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifcations, revisions, and changes it deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code compliance or otherwise. There is no guarantee that any, or all off-site attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced will exist or be fully developed, as depicted, or that these would not change. The managing entities, hotels, artwork, designers, contributing artists, interior designers, ftness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed within the Condominium and referred to herein are accurate as of this publication date; however, Developer does not guarantee that these will not change prior to, or following, completion of the Condominium. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Art may be loaned to, rather than owned by, the Association. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, and specifcations. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015© PRH Paraiso Two, LLC with all rights reserved.
Where park meets the ocean. Eighty Seven Park is a selection of private, oceanfront homes designed to seamlessly embrace both park and ocean. Located in Miami Beachâ€™s newest neighborhood, it is the frst residential project by Pritzker Prizewinning architect Renzo Piano in the USA. By appointment only: 305 521 1504 eightysevenpark.com
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This project is being developed by 8701 Collins Development, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Developer”), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of Terra and Bizzi & Partners Development. Any and all statements, disclosures and/or representations shall be deemed made by Developer and not by Terra and Bizzi & Partners Development and you agree to look solely to Developer (and not to Terra and Bizzi & Partners Development and/or each of their afliates) with respect to any and all matters relating to the sales and marketing and/or development of the project. 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. These materials are not intended to be an ofer to sell, or solicitation to buy a unit in the condominium. Such an ofering shall only be made pursuant to the prospectus (ofering circular) for the condominium and no statements should be relied upon unless made in the prospectus or in the applicable purchase agreement. In no event shall any solicitation, ofer or sale of a unit in the condominium be made in, or to residents of, any state or country in which such activity would be unlawful. Images and designs depicted herein are artist’s conceptual renderings, which are based upon preliminary development plans, and are subject to change without notice in the manner provided in the ofering documents. All such materials are not to scale and are shown solely for illustrative purposes. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY.
beyond extraordinary EXCLUSIVE MARKETING AND SALES AGENT DOUGLAS ELLIMAN DEVELOPMENT MARKETING This condominium is being developed by 2701 Bayshore One Park Grove, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (â€œDeveloperâ€?), which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of Terra and Related. Any and all statements, disclosures and/or representations shall be deemed made by 0&)*,(().3,,(&.(3)/!,.)&))%-)&&3.)0&)*, (()..),,(&.( ),") ."#, Ĺ?&#.- 1#.",-*..)(3(&&'..,-,&.#(!.)."',%.#(!( ),0&)*'(.) ."ĂŠ)()'#(#/'(1#.",-*..)."-&-) /(#.-#(."ĂŠ)()'#(#/'| 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. These materials are not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy a unit in the condominium. Such an offering shall only be made pursuant to the prospectus (offering circular) for the condominium and no statements should be relied upon unless made in the prospectus or in the applicable purchase agreement. In no event shall any solicitation, offer or sale of a unit in the condominium be made in, or to residents of, any state or country in which such activity would be unlawful.
Introducing the magnificent waterfront homes of One Park Grove â€” estate-quality condominiums and penthouses with the perfect location, magnificent architecture, spectacular views and a richly-layered lifestyle. Architecture & Interiors by OMA Ć“ Ć“'))&"Landscapes by Enzo Enea Interiors & Amenities by Meyer Davis #."(- Ă?."-3#&&#') #& /&*./,3 /'&(- Lifestyle Curated by Colin Cowie
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Botaniko Weston is a private enclave of 125 modern luxury homes situated on 121 graciously landscaped acres in Weston - one of Money Magazine’s best places to live.
EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING BY TERRA REALTY, LLC stating the representations of the developer. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate to residents of NY, or in any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law, and your eligibility for purchase wil depend upon your state of residency. All images and designs depicted herein are artist’s conceptual renderings, which are based upon preliminary development plans and are subject to change without notice in the manner provided in the offering documents. All such materials are not to scale and are shown solely for ilustrative purposes.
A walk in the clouds. Hovering 35 foors up in the most coveted South of Fifth tower. Endless ocean views transition into evening’s twinkling city lights. And don’t forget the private, designer-crafted cabana and fve designated parking spots. Because you and your feet of exotic cars deserve a sanctuary. Live the life you imagine. 50 S. Pointe Drive, #3501 and Cabana 4, Miami Beach Currently listed by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
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TR V I N G I S M O R E THAN T HAN J U ST A VI EW T R U E WATE R F R O NT LI VI 100 BESPOKE RESIDENCES 57 STORIES ONLY 2 UNITS PER FLOOR DIRECT WATERFRONT EXCLUSIVE SALES & 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 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This offering is made only by the prospectus for the condominium and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the prospectus. These materials are not intended to be an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy a unit in the condominium. Such an offering shall only be made pursuant to the prospectus (offering circular) for the condominium and no statements should be relied upon unless made in the prospectus or in the applicable purchase agreement. In no event shall any solicitation, offer or sale of a unit in the condominium be made in, or to residents of, any state or country in which such activity would be unlawful. All plans, features and amenities depicted herein are based upon preliminary development plans, and are subject to change without notice in the manner provided in the offering documents. No guarantees or representations whatsoever are made that any plans, features, amenities or facilities will be provided or, if provided, will be of the same type, size, location or nature as depicted or described herein. This project is being developed by 700 Miami Partners LLC, aDelaware limited liability company, which was formed solely for such purpose. Two Roads Development LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Two Roads”), is affiliated with this entity, but is not the developer of this project.
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ONLY 95 BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES / OVER 70% SOLD / NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms and 4 Bedrooms Available /
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9380 COLLINS AVENUE, SURFSIDE, FL 33154
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WELCOME TO THE CLUB Introducing The Club Level on the 33rd floor and The Penthouses on the 48th–52nd floors. Club features include Garden Bar, Private Dining, Media Room, Business Center, Guest Suites, Library and an Exquisite Oceanfront Terrace. (305) 744-5175 TheResidencesSunnyIslesBeach.com
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15701 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Oceanfront Residences from $2.5 Million
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., or its affliates (“Ritz-Carlton”). Sunny Isles Property Venture, LLC uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under a license from Ritz-Carlton, which has not confrmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. The Developer is Sunny Isles Property Venture, LLC which has a right to use the trademark names and logos of Fortune International Group and Chateau Group. This is not an offer to sell, or solicitation of offers to buy, in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. The renderings contained herein is an artist impression, conceptual interpretation, proposed only and merely intended as illustration. No guarantee is made that the described features, services, amenities or facilities will be available or built. Developer reserves the right to make any modifcations, revisions or withdrawals in its sole discretion and without prior notice. All improvements, design and construction are subject to frst obtaining permits and approvals for same by the relevant authorities.
FRONT RUNNER Local tennis legend Chris Evert shares a moment with Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (far right, with a representative from S&H Green Stamps) at the 1973 S&H Green Stamps $50,000 Tennis Classic in Fort Lauderdale.
Net GaiNs Athletics have long been a year-round favorite pastime of South Floridians. Golf in December? Tennis in February? Baseball spring training in March? Yes, you can play it all. For decades, large-scale tournaments have stopped in South Florida, bringing with them a plethora of celebrities and athletes, and delighting both local and visiting fans alike. One such gathering was the S&H Green Stamps $50,000 Tennis Classic in Fort Lauderdale, held during February through early March in 1973. It was the first stop on an eight-tournament tour for the United States Lawn Tennis Association Women’s Prize Money Circuit, which brought with it two South Florida powerhouses for a special appearance. One of those superstars is NFL Hall of Famer Bob Griese, the quarterback responsible for leading the Miami Dolphins through a perfect, undefeated season culminating with a Super Bowl win in 1972, forever leaving Miami’s mark on the history of the NFL.
Around the same time, Florida-born tennis star Chris Evert began dominating the courts as the Women’s Tennis Association’s number-one-ranked singles player. “Chrissie” captured the hearts of those not just in the Sunshine State but everywhere, and her unparalleled tennis talents catapulted her into a shining spotlight that has yet to burn out. Pictured here, the athletic power duo shared a laugh after a young Evert won her first professional tournament 6-1, 6-2 against British pro Virginia Wade. Both athletes have since retired from their respective sports careers, but they certainly remain active. Griese served as a leading sports analyst for ESPN and ABC until 2011. Evert serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN’s Grand Slam coverage, co-owns the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, and founded the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a three-day tournament that has raised over $22 million to fight drug abuse and support neglected and abused children in South Florida. OD
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AlwAys A fAvorite stop on the trAveling sports circuit, MiAMi plAyed host to A celebrity-filled tennis tournAMent highlighting two locAl superstArs. by katie jackson
Florida State Senator Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. walks alongside the road during his campaign for US Senate in 1970.
Walk This Way While this year there are not one but two Florida politicians—Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush—front and center in the race for the presidency, in 1970, there was one Sunshine State politician who took hitting the campaign trail more literally than all others. In a successful bid for a spot in the US Senate, former Florida Governor Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. trekked more than 1,000 miles from the Panhandle to the Keys, earning him the moniker “Walkin’ Lawton.” Born and bred in Florida, Chiles stuck to his roots for his nearly 40 years in public office. Making his political debut at 28, the Democrat was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he held his post for eight years, until moving to the state Senate in 1966. Although Chiles spent a dozen years in the Florida legislature, his name lacked statewide recognition—until “the walk,” that is.
With the hope of acquiring a seat in the United States Senate, Chiles endured a 91-day journey on foot, stopping to speak with anyone and everyone he encountered along the way. This “man of the people” approach earned him the public appeal he craved and a place in national politics. It wasn’t just his out-of-the-box campaigning that Chiles is remembered for, but his ability to “walk the walk,” as it were. Following 18 years as senator and eight as governor, Chiles (who never lost an election) gained a reputation as a fiscally responsible lawmaker (and the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee) with a solid respect for the voter, focusing on “sunshine laws” that mandate governments to make decisions public—not to mention that, through Chiles’s service, the Sunshine State’s population nearly doubled to 14 million. Chiles, in more ways than one, left tough shoes to fill. OD
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100 // monkey business Luxury watchmakers are ringing in the Chinese New Year with limitededition timepieces that celebrate the Year of the Monkey in beautiful detail and design.
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Prints are hot right now in Miami— particularly on sexy swimwear from leading designers like Onia, DvF, and Tory Burch, as well as the luxe newcomer Pain du Sucre.
A sculpture by Tom Otterness, from Marlborough Gallery, on display during Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Hemingway’s beloved fishing vessel Pilar gets a new life in Miami.
The Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival is just one of many hot happenings in Miami this month.
Culture 105 // Back in Blues Gary Clark Jr. brings the soulful sounds of his most recent album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, to the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Rev your engines, romance your sweetie, or rock out for a good cause as part of February’s captivating lineup of events.
106 // Feast On this
The annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off its 15th year with a fresh menu of events.
121 // ginny FROM
108 // Old Man Revisited This month’s Miami International Boat Show attracts a maritime celebrity: a perfect replica of Ernest Hemingway’s beloved fshing vessel, Pilar.
112 // MilleR’s cROssing Contemporary artist John Miller mounts his frst American museum show at ICA Miami.
114 // nu Wave The South Florida–based Nu Deco Ensemble presents stirring orchestral concerts that meld popular music with classical composers.
118 // cultuRe spOtlight
Growing her company Ginnybakes from her Miami hometown, Ginny Simon has become one of the country’s leading female entrepreneurs.
124 // lOngitude Artist Justin Long breathes new life into the Bakehouse Art Complex as its new associate director.
126 // staR pOWeR Melissa Etheridge headlines alongside Sheryl Crow at this year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge.
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Contemporary art lines the walls leading to Driftwood Room, preparing you for the art on the table, like this vibrant cocktail.
TasTe 133 // Drifting Along Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s FrenchItalian cuisine gets a Miami infusion at Driftwood Room, inside Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
136 // CulinAry Kings Esteemed chef José Andrés launches a new culinary getaway with friend and talented toque Anthony Bourdain.
140 // BisCAyne eAts With a global array of dining options, this burgeoning neighborhood is becoming a hot spot for foodies.
Get an exclusive inside look at the private weekly dinner party that some of the city’s top chefs host on their evening off.
148 // DeCAnting DeCADenCe
Zak the Baker, aka Zak Stern, is just one of many Miamians elevating the city’s food scene to a level of global prominence.
Patrón and Lalique team up for a limitededition tequila and a collectible bottle.
150 // tAste spotlight Tantalize the taste buds from Coconut Grove to the Beach with a wealth of appetizing new restaurant options.
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144 // fAmily style
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Now famous for her exotic look, model Shanina Shaik once had to overcome bullies for not looking like “the average Australian.” Dress, Mugler ($3,763). Curve, 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-6722; shopcurve.com. 18k gold, black sapphire, and black jade stone earrings, Dolce & Gabbana ($1,950). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-0503; dolcegabbana.com. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com
Features 166 // wild women do Victoria’s Secret stunner Shanina Shaik has much to celebrate in 2016—a rapidly growing career, exciting travels, and her new engagement to Miami’s own DJ Ruckus.
174 // Rise of BRickell The surging popularity of this South Florida neighborhood has been a boon not only for high-rise residences but also for innovations in urban living.
180 // swinging miami Seasonally chic party frocks and formftting body suits are perfect for getting out and getting moving.
190 // cRaft city From gourmet cheeses to locally made brews to tropical baked goods, Miami’s tight-knit community of artisanal food makers is growing in size and scope.
198 // the floodgates
photography by randall Slavin
At Art Basel in Miami Beach, when it rains, it pours: vast amounts of money for big-ticket art purchases, copious bubbly at the hottest parties—and, of course, buckets and buckets of actual rain.
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The elevator hallway at Marea, one of the chic new condo buildings coming to South of Fifth.
209// BEauTy & THE BEaCH
The sexiest new condos in Miami are clustered in the city’s recently revamped South of Fifth neighborhood.
212 // DEsTiNaTiON DOwNTOwN Developer Dan Kodsi and broker Darin Feldman expound on the many attributes of this fourishing Miami neighborhood.
216 // a wiNNiNg COmBiNaTiON Brazilian furniture designer Jader Almeida collaborates with Artefacto and its CEO, Paulo Bacchi, to open his frst US boutique: a shop-in-shop in Artefacto’s Aventura showroom.
218 // RECORD BREakER According to leading Miami broker Dora Puig, American buyers are helping to push the price of local luxury residences to new heights.
222 // mEET & gREET A renovation of the existing convention center and a possible adjacent hotel hope to draw even more tourists to South Beach.
226 // maD fOR mOD
Bodysuit, Thakoon ($590). The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899; thewebstermiami.com. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com
228 // DEsigN spOTligHT From starchitect-designed furniture collections to small details like tile or lighting, Miami purveyors offer exciting ways to update your home.
parting shot 248 // EasT COasT RiValRy Who needs Manhattan when we have Miami?
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above, from left: With Petra Levin, who hosted, along with husband Stephen, Ocean Drive’s Art of the Party bash during Art Basel at their gorgeous Miami Beach home; with artist Chuck Close at the Art Basel
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Year after Year, I am amazed at the number of festivities and events that continue to draw people to Miami, making the city one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. There’s no doubt that the influx of visitors who spent December and January here— drawn south for everything from Art Basel to the holidays—saw what we as locals get to see and experience every day. And if art, culture, partying, sunshine, and luxury are your thing, you undoubtedly got that (and much more) during the past few months. But that was then. This month, if you love food, you’re in the right town. As the 15th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicks off, now more than ever Miami turns itself into a foodie’s heaven. Get your iPhones and hashtags ready—practically every great chef and restaurant (along with culinary celebrities) will be in town, offering a taste of everything from America’s best burgers to desserts to barbecue. Of course, if you love boats, well, then you’re still in the right town! The 75th annual Miami
International Boat Show is moving to the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Boat Basin on Virginia Key and bringing with it more than a thousand vessels. It’s all part of the reason that Miami will be adding over 8,000 new hotel rooms in the next five years. They’re needed, as the visitors keep coming. And why not—Miami is, after all, home to the country’s most beautiful beaches and 24-7 gorgeous weather. In what other city can you stay at your hotel and still have the #BestVacationEver? It’s also why we chose the gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik to usher in our February issue, shot on location at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. When not traveling the world for photo shoots, she’s somewhat of a local: The Magic City is where she and fiancé DJ Ruckus (another Miami local) can call home. Models and DJs—it doesn’t get any more #MiamiBeach than that. Enjoy the issue; then enjoy the food, boats, beaches, and weather. It’s what makes Ocean Drive your key to the city.
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2015 First Choice showing at the Miami Beach Convention Center; celebrating with Ocean Drive’s December cover star, Katie Holmes, at our Art of the Party bash during Art Basel.
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2016 has only just begun and already we Miamians have our agendas brimming with exciting celebrations and soirées, as some of Miami’s biggest events happen in February. For starters, this month marks the 75th year of the Miami International Boat Show, which brings the world’s most impressive yachts to our marinas from February 11 through 15. This year the famous exposition moves to the hip Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the perfect idyllic backdrop for such a lively event. February is also a month dedicated to everyone’s favorite indulgence: food. Ranked the number-one culinary event in the country on BizBash.com for three consecutive years, the annual Food
Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to our velvety shores from February 23 to 27. As Miami’s culinary scene continues to grow exponentially, we can’t wait to taste the talent this year’s festival will bring to the table. In the spirit of fine cuisine, we’re thrilled to offer you an issue filled with mouthwatering stories. Food mastermind and SOBEWFF founder Lee Brian Schrager helps you navigate the festival’s numerous events in this month’s “Hottest Ticket,” while our “View from the Top” column spotlights Miamibased baker Ginny Simon—CEO of Ginnybakes, which produces gluten-free, non-GMO kosher confections—who urges you to nosh on healthy, yet undeniably delectable, desserts.
To celebrate such an important month, we’re delighted to feature on our cover the stunning Aussie model Shanina Shaik, who is every bit as kind and down-to-earth as she is beautiful. After a busy year strutting down countless catwalks (she just walked for the fourth time in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, a gig that every model covets), Shaik is on the runway to supermodel stardom. While our calendars may be jam-packed and our long days turning into longer evenings, I’d say 2016 is off to a great start. Enjoy flipping through this issue of Ocean Drive amid the numerous Champagne toasts and delicious tastings. I hope to see you around at all the exciting events….
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With Aby Rosen at Art Basel in Miami Beach’s 2015 First Choice VIP preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center; with Petra Levin and Ana Cristina and Edgardo Defortuna at Ocean Drive’s Art of the Party event at Levin’s house in Miami Beach; with Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes at Art Basel in Miami Beach’s First Choice VIP preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
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Awardwinning photogra pher Gary James has spent 10 years “starting conversa tions in hopes of creating magic” and “building bonds as a means of creating that indelible image [that will turn] dull reality on its head.” Alongside Creative Director Kim Grijalva, James runs The Guild 5 Forty Five, an industrial style studio in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Art District, FAT Village, which creates commercial cam paigns for clients such as One & Only Resorts. For this issue, he photographed the food feature, “Craft City.”
After graduating from New York’s Parsons School of Design, photographer David Drebin made a name for himself by shooting images of movie stars, sports personalities, and other entertainers. He has also been commissioned for numerous highprofile advertising campaigns around the world. His work was featured in his debut book, Love and Other Stories, as well as at Art Miami. For this issue, he photographed the fashion feature, “Swinging Miami.”
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Miami Beachbased journalist Galena Mosovich writes about cocktail culture, food, and the arts for The Miami Herald, Saveur, and Time Out, among other publications. In 2014, she was selected to judge the Spirited Awards for Tales of the Cocktail, the elite New Orleans cocktail festival. She chooses the best dining spots in Biscayne for this issue’s “CuiScene.”
author Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communi cations and national events for Southern Wine & Spirits of America. Widely recognized for his creation of both the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival and the New York City Wine & Food Festival, Schrager is a regular contributor to Ocean Drive and serves on the board of trustees of Pérez Art Museum Miami and the board of directors of Food Bank for New York City. His third cookbook, America’s Best Breakfasts (Clarkson Potter), is due out in April. In this issue, Schrager visits Driftwood Room at the Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel, in Miami Beach. As someone on the forefront of Miami’s food scene, what recent trend are you most excited by? We seem to have a flood of culturally focused concepts opening—Asian, Latin, etc. It really showcases, on a culinary level, the global influences that make Miami so unique. Why is now a great time to be opening a restaurant in Miami? Locals and travelers alike are more excited than ever about food. If a tourist asked for your top three must-eat things when visiting Miami, what would you recommend? A media noche, stone crabs, and a mojito—classically Miami.
What’s the one recent dining trend you’re most excited by? I’m thrilled to see a backtobasics approach to cooking with an emphasis on freshness. I believe the “overcompli cated” trend will start to fade on a larger scale in 2016. What are your top three must-eats when visiting Miami? Chef Michael Pirolo’s creative interpreta tion of panAsian cuisine at Bází; a hearty turkey and Brie sub on a crispy baguette from La Sandwicherie on South Beach (extra Dijon vinaigrette and cornichons!); and an açai bowl at Athens Juice in North Beach.
What is the greatest challenge when shooting food and restaurants in Miami? Being able to eat it all. What’s one dish you’ve photographed that was so tantalizing, it was hard not to just dig in right away? I absolutely loved shooting this month’s feature and can’t wait to go back to each spot. What’s your guiltypleasure meal or snack in Miami? Komodo Executive Pastry Chef Shawne Bryan’s Zen Garden dessert.
What is your favorite thing about shooting in Miami? Who doesn’t love Miami? What have been some of your favorite people or places you’ve shot for Ocean Drive? I appreciate all of the staff at Ocean Drive and love doing castings in the office. What’s one assignment you haven’t yet received that would be your dream shoot? Photographing Donald Trump. Can you imagine? Wow. What an original.
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Brothers, the 200-year-old all-American brand that is certainly more casual than Posen’s eponymous line—and was certainly in need of a face-lift. But, not interested in fast fashion or short-lived capsule collections, Posen was on the hunt to find a brand that would allow him to explore straightforward construction long-term. “Brooks Brothers is a benchmark of American sportswear, and it has immense history,” he says. continued on page 90
sTYLe Tastemaker Posen’s Picks New creative director Zac Posen selects his three Brooks Brothers favorites for the season.
A behind-the-scenes shot of a model during a Brooks Brothers photoshoot. left: Models at the presentation of Posen’s first collection for Brooks Brothers.
“Our printed shirtdress— it really says Brooks Brothers, and is the It dress for spring.”
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where our Zac Posen collection is more tothe-body, with Brooks Brothers, there’s a celebration of straightforward construction.” But Posen couldn’t abandon his own DNA, either. “I wanted to bring a sense of casualness and pop to [the collection], which helped highlight the shapes and the cuts,” he says. “It’s creating a collection that has pop, but is still sophisticated.” At 35, Posen enjoys multitasking: There’s his main line, Zac Posen, which he launched to immense acclaim at the impressive age of 21; the offshoot Z Spoke diffusion line; the uniforms he designs for Delta Air Lines flight crews; a twiceyearly bridal collection; his role as a judge on two seasons of the ever-popular Project Runway; and, now, being at the helm at Brooks Brothers. Despite keeping the New York City native ever engaged, the
variety has benefited his designing. His role at Brooks Brothers has influenced the designs at his own house, he says, and vice versa. A red dress in Brooks Brothers’ spring collection, for example, flaunts not only Posen’s signature architectural fit and flare but his hallmark corsetry lining. Conversely, the process of designing for Brooks Brothers’ more mass audience has left its mark on his creation for Zac Posen. “In my company, we have a great history of working with a more glamorous look, but definitely that sense of sophistication and ease [found in] luxury sportswear has become hugely influential.” However, the volume did take some getting used to. “I’ve worked in such an artisanal process for so long,” Posen says. But for Brooks Brothers, he is now responsible for 200 pieces per delivery, with 12 deliveries a year. “I feel like my whole career was a preparation to get to the age of 35 and to be able to have the endurance, patience, [and ability not only to] delegate and trust but to know when to let go and when to have your artistic hand in there— all to be where I am today.” Brooks Brothers, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305466-4375; brooksbrothers.com OD
“We’re reintroducing the trench, which is in houndstooth and cotton. I think it is great for city and country.”
“Our great, classic blazer. We have our tartan and crepe suiting, which comes in blue and red. We made it ‘bipartisan’ with both colorways.”
from top: Floral-print shirt-sleeve shirtdress ($228); micro-houndstooth trench coat ($698); wool crepe jacket ($698) and pencil skirt ($398).
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“I felt connected to its DNA.” Americana sportswear is not in the vernacular of his own fashion house, so the opportunity to explore another aesthetic appealed to Posen greatly. “Taking sportswear further while respecting the original codes of the house was a challenge, but I love the challenge,” Posen says. “It was an opportunity to redefine the classics, to keep tradition alive in quality, but bring a new breath of style to it. For me, Brooks Brothers needed an evolution, not a revolution.” That breath of style starts with the color palette. In his debut, spring collection, Posen draws on punchy corals, mint greens, and sunny yellows (in tropical and nautical-stripe prints) inspired by Miami, the Hamptons, and Nantucket. “To me, there is a 1970s bohemian quality to those yellow, red, and blue tartans next to very floral prints,” he says. “You want to draw on colors that are visceral, and, for sure, Miami has spectacular colors—they are nostalgic and romantic, but have a sense of bite in them, too. There’s the mix of something exotic with something Deco.” It continues with the silhouettes, which are emblematic of easy dressing. “I think
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CirCus ACt! Feel the magic up close with big-top brights and ready-to-wear designed to amaze. Pleated top ($1,070) and Dartmouth trousers ($675), Stella McCartney. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-2218; stellamccartney.com. Earrings, Giorgio Armani ($1,195). Miami Design District, 174 NE 39th St., 786-501-7215; armani.com. De Manta clutch, Alexander McQueen ($1,795). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-8662839; alexander mcqueen.com. Fukria loafers, Manolo Blahnik ($785). Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-9991000; neiman marcus.com
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Striped pumps and expressionist bags come to town.
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1. Sandal, Prada (price on request). Miami Design District, 180 NE 40th St., 305-438-2280; prada.com. Flap bag, Furla ($448). Bloomingdale’s, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-792-1000; bloomingdales.com. Robot rock necklace, Philipp Plein (price on request). Aventura Mall, 305-466-2338; philipp-plein.com. 2. Pump, Christian Louboutin ($695). Miami Design District, 161 NE 40th St., 305-576-6820; christianlouboutin.com. Cross-body bag, Tod’s ($1,795). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-867-9399; tods.com. 3. Dariusha sandal, Manolo Blahnik ($795). Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-999-1000; neimanmarcus.com. Suede bag, Marc Jacobs ($833). Miami Design District, 3930 NE Second Ave., 305-864-2626; marcjacobs.com. Chaos cuff, Jennifer Fisher ($1,515). The Miami Beach Edition Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com. 4. Platform heel, Gucci ($1,100). Village of Merrick Park, 305-441-2004; gucci.com. Beaded clutch, Giorgio Armani ($2,975). Miami Design District, 174 NE 39th St., 786-501-7215; armani.com. Gold and Lucite cuff, Alexis Bittar (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-1100; saks.com
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STYLE Spotlight // PRINTS CHARMING //
THE GREAT RETURN Diane von Furstenberg’s stylish looks are always sexy and effortless; this spring, her patterned and printed pieces are melding with swimwear. Now with a major swim revamp, the designer is bringing back her larg-
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est offering of beach-
Tory Burch is bringing her eclectic patterns and graphics to swimwear with the Sylvan print that’s taking over her Resort 2016 collection. Look for high-waisted bottoms and modern detailing like ruching and cutouts, plus novelty prints from cottontails and cacti to maracas that cover everything from caftans and tunics to espadrilles. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-932-9337; toryburch.com
wear yet with bikinis, cover-ups, and maillots in chic patterns and bold colors ranging from orange and fuchsia to classic black and white. Opt for a ﬂirty
Allie one-piece in white ($150).
and fun bikini (twopieces start at $90 each) or a boho-chic hitting Miami’s beaches. Aventura Mall, 19501
TAKE A CUE FROM ONIA CREATIVE DIRECTOR CARL CUNOW ON WHAT’S HOT FOR THE BEACH THIS SWIM SEASON. BY LISA FERRANDINO When it comes to trends, Onia’s creative director, Carl Cunow, knows what’s up and coming for swimwear, such as “florals and botanical prints, like the Yucca Leaf print and Birds of Paradise suit.” And while prints are at the top of the game for both men and women, on the shores of Miami, Cunow says it’s all about keeping it short. “Men should look for shorter lengths coupled with ocean shades and fresh blues,” he says. And for the female counterparts of the Magic City, placement prints, texture, and one-pieces are the go-tos for a sexy suit. Intermix, 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950; onia.com
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Prada ($300). Sunglass Hut, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-0365; sunglasshut.com
cover-up ($198) when
Biscayne Blvd., 305-7358960; dvf.com
BRAND-NEW Luxe French swimwear brand Pain de Sucre is marking its 30th birthday with its US debut in the Magic City. With a collection that caters both to the sophisticate and to the sexy, there are pieces for every shopper, from pleated bottoms and embroidered tankinis to caftans in four themes—Cristal, Python, Volutes, and Sakura. Prices range from $70 to $620. 66 W. Flager St., Miami, 786-8882491; paindesucre.com
Barbados swimsuit ($248).
Bring some edge to your shades this season with geometric sunnies.
Max Mara ($195). Miami Design District, 106 NE 39th St., 305-770-6200; us.maxmara.com
Chrome Hearts ($1,295). 4025 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786-953-7384; chromehearts.com
Chanel ($350). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-0550; chanel.com
Fendi ($370). Solstice Sunglasses, 227 Eighth St., Miami Beach, 786-245-5006; solsticesunglasses.com
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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
Magic City shoppers can still revel in the Art Basel
Old Hollywood glam shoe designer Charlotte Olympia and Agent Provocateur Creative Director Sarah Shotton partner for a new collaboration for the ladies.
happenings this season with Max Mara’s limited-edition sunglasses from American
Back to the Boudoir AGENT PROVOCATEUR AND CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA TEAM UP AGAIN FOR A SEXY COLLECTION. BY LISA FERRANDINO
TIME TO GIVE Bauble sensation Alex and Ani is making its debut in Miami with a new presence on Lincoln Road. Plus, the energy charms— which not only claim positive vibes but also boast a fanatic following— will give back through the brand’s Charity by Design, the company’s philanthropic arm that supports a number of charitable organizations, such as Best Buddies, ASPCA, and Children’s Miracle Network. Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of each purchase; to date the organization has given away over $25 million. 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-674-8870; alexandani.com
artist Maya Hayuk. Her
Crystal Red Magma Swarovski heart ($18).
Eros Arrow wrap bracelet ($48).
Charity by Design The Knight charm bangle ($28).
bold and geometric patterns are featured in the exclusive pieces, which celebrate
Agent Provocateur (Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-3909; agent provocateur.com) Creative Director Sarah Shotton and shoe designer Charlotte Olympia (Bal Harbour Shops, 305-8681858; charlotteolympia.com) are bringing their efforts together for a second time with a collection of Old Hollywood glam lingerie sets like the high-brief and French lace duo Caught in Charlotte’s Web, as well as footwear, like the Kiss My Feet slides. For an even more lustworthy look, try Shotton’s favorite piece, the More Is More boot, which she says “will add a provocative edge to every woman’s wardrobe.”
Optiprism, a painting that will travel globally across three continents to celebrate the modern
and creative Max Mara
Chic Italian footwear maker Aquazzura is coming to South Florida with a pop-up at Bal Harbour Shops—the famed brand’s ﬁrst standalone shop in the US. The boutique, which will be open until the end of the month, carries everything from lace-up ﬂats for days on the run to anklestrapped stilettos for a sleek and sexy ﬁnish to any nighttime look. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-330-6860; aquazzura.com
woman. 106 NE 39th St., Miami, 305-7706200; us.maxmara.com ABOVE:
Limited-edition Optiprism by Maya Hayuk sunglasses ($320).
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When it comes to tailored swimwear that offers both ultimate luxury and culture, Orlebar Brown has you covered. Its chic, art-inspired offerings for men and women are now available at a pop-up for Bal Harbour shoppers. Browse pieces ranging from men’s photographic swim trunks to women’s one-pieces with distinctive side fasteners. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-6769; orlebarbrown.com OD
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Wild teddy ($790).
STYLE Time Honored 1. Jaquet Droz introduces two different Year of the Monkey watches this season. One features a gold sculpted monkey, while the other (shown here) is a hand-painted Year of the Monkey Petite Heure Minute watch ($37,100). The stunning timepiece features an ivory Grand Feu enamel dial with a hand-painted monkey sitting amid bright orange peaches and green leaves. It is being created in a limited edition of just 28 pieces. Available by appointment at King Jewelers, 18265 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305935-4900; kings1912.com
Monkey Business February rings in the Chinese new year, and 2016 is all about monkeying around in high style. by roberta naas February 8 marks the beginning of a new year in the Chinese zodiac calendar—the Year of the Monkey—and several top watch brands are pulling out all the stops when it comes to creating Métiers d’arts timepieces that reflect these intelligent, playful animals. Legend has it that the Monkey King was asked to watch over the Garden of Celestial Peaches, wherein the peaches offer eternal life. However, the smart simian chose to eat the peaches and was thereafter a symbol
of health, long life, and good luck in Chinese lore, and is usually depicted in the peach garden. This year, the brands that offer Year of the Monkey watches are presenting ancient art techniques on their dials and top mechanics inside with the final product being a masterpiece that pays homage to this ninth symbol of the Chinese zodiac. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to oceandrive.com/ watches-and-jewelry. OD
3. Ulysse Nardin takes a different tack with its Classico Year of the Monkey watch ($39,800). The brand’s artisans at its Donzé Cadrans, Switzerland, dial-making workshop depict the monkey in “comic strip” style. The monkey and the leaves are created via champlevé enamel work, where cells are carved on the dial and then filled with metallic enamel. The self-winding watch is a COSC-certified chronometer. Just 88 pieces will be made. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-830-1786; ulysse-nardin.com 4. From Vacheron Constantin, the new Métiers d’art Legend of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey watch ($124,000) is a hands-free timepiece. The hour, minutes, days, and date of the mechanical watch are displayed via apertures, enabling the entire dial to be viewed without obstruction. Each dial is engraved and enameled with a center monkey amid a foliage motif. Just 12 of each version (red or blue dial) will be built. Available by appointment at Tourneau, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-866-4312; tourneau.com
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2. This Harry Winston Premiere Year of the Monkey watch ($48,500) is designed to enthrall women with its stunning pink mother-of-pearl dial with gold flecks and a golden sculpted monkey. The 36mm timepiece is powered by an automatic movement with 186 parts, and the 18k gold monkey on the dial is created using a technique similar to the Chinese art of jianzhi (paper cutting). The gold watch is set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing more than 2.3 carats. Just eight pieces will be made. Available by appointment at Morays Jewelers, Miami Design District, 50 NE Second Ave., 305-374-0739; moraysjewelers.com
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CULTURE Hottest Ticket Gary Clark Jr. has been called the savior of the blues, but on his new album his musical canvas is both broader and more focused.
BACK IN BLUES
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GARY CLAR JR. RETURNS TO THE FILLMORE IN MIAMI BEACH WITH HIS DEEPLY PERSONAL NEW ALBUM. BY KATHY BLACKWELL President Obama may have been correct when, after a White House performance in 2012, he called Gary Clark Jr. “the future” of the blues, but that doesn’t mean the Grammy – winning musician has rejected the past. The sounds of traditional blues and soul course through his most recent album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, a bold sonic exploration that also reflects his personal history. Clark recorded it at the historic Arlyn Studios in his hometown of Austin, Texas. “It was my home,” he says about recording at Arlyn. “They let me hang out and get really comfortable.… I’ve never felt like I felt in that studio. I could be completely free and open and just be creative, like I was when I was a kid in the garage at my parents’ house or at [longtime friend] Eve Monsees’s house, trying to figure it out. I needed that and wanted that.… I don’t think the record would have been the same anywhere else. I felt like I was in my living room, my bedroom.” He laughs before adding, “I think I definitely overstayed my welcome.” Clark’s personal life was deeply entwined in the album’s creation, which took more than a year, during which he became engaged to his girlfriend, Australian model Nicole Trunfio, who gave birth to their son, Zion, in January. A lot happened in the world as well, inspiring Clark to shape his story into a message of faith and hope. From the title— “Sonny Boy” is a nickname given to him by his mother, while “Slim” is what he was called by “cats on the scene”—to the songwriting and soulful singing, the album is all about Clark’s view, both inward and outward. “I just got to reflect and think about where I come from, where I’ve been, the experiences in my life, and what I have now,” he says. “[I was able] to figure out who I am.” Gary Clark Jr. performs on February 19 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com; garyclarkjr.com OD
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Feast On This FIFTEEN YEARS IN, THE ANNUAL SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL INTRODUCES SOME NEW FLAVORS. BY CARLA TORRES
“Time f lies when you’re having fun,” says South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Brian Schrager, who, after 15 years of putting on the largest gastronomic spectacle of the year, still hasn’t run out of ideas, events, or talent. “Our biggest concern is always how to keep it fresh.” But Schrager promises that the festival’s 15th installment— hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits (where he is vice president for corporate communications) and Florida International University and benefiting FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management— will be bigger, better, and even more appetizing. Between eating and drinking with the culinary elite and mingling with celebrities, he dishes on the details....
Fifteen years is quite the milestone. How does it feel? I feel like we started it 15 years ago in a lot of ways and I [also] feel like it was yesterday. We’re always changing. People think it gets easier, but nothing is easy about what we do. It is a mammoth undertaking. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has raised more than $22 million to date. That’s why we do it. The festival was initially created for the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality, and today it’s as much a fundraiser as it is a branding opportunity. The experience that it offers to students is second to none. I wish there had been a festival event management
class when I was in college. There’s nothing like hard work to teach you to do something, and making mistakes to teach you how to do it better. Why go outside of South Beach this year and expand north to Fort Lauderdale? We bring in chefs from all over the world, and very seldom do we bring in chefs from Fort Lauderdale, and for no reason. My parents and brother are in Lauderdale and I go there often, and there I saw this whole world of people who I [hadn’t discovered]. I got this idea two years ago that we needed to expand. We’re doing two significant events there: the Seaside Eats with Robert
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Tins of caviar await at Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best event at last year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
Danny DeVito feeding Mario Batali.
Irvine and then a Bloody Mary Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton. What are some of the new events you’re most excited about? We’ve done grilled-cheese pairing seminars in the past but decided to take it a step further this year and do a whole event with Ms. Cheezious and Laura Werlin, who’s the great grilledcheese lady. Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? There’s also a midnight breakfast with Chrissy Teigen and Fireman Derek. That came about because I have a breakfast book [Best Breakfast in America] coming out, and Chrissy, who loves breakfast, has her own book coming out, and Fireman Derek has the best Oreo cookie cheesecake, so it was kind of a good way to introduce all three. There’s a croqueta party with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, too, a bizarrely wonderful, interesting matchup. How did that happen? It was one of those crazy things where he wanted to do something fun and late night, and I was almost uncomfortable presenting it to him, because he’s one of the greatest chefs in the world and such a neat freak and in such great shape, but he loved it. There’s going to be a great local Cuban band, Champagne, cocktails, and something like 15 croquetas. Dessert Party is celebrating its 15th anniversary. How are you changing it up? We always do a Dessert Party, but we haven’t used the Versace mansion in a long time, so we’re having a dozen or more pastry chefs, and it’ll be one great late-night sugar attack. What first-time events from last year are returning? Paella by the Pool, Art of Tiki, Tacos After Dark, and Yappie Hour [a pet party] were all
popular last year and are coming back. If someone is looking to splurge on one event, what should it be? I still love the Grand Tasting. It’s not cheap, but you spend the whole day in the tents and get to see 10 different culinary demos. Closing out the fest is usually Andrew Zimmern’s The Munchies, which is changing this year to Lucky Chopsticks: An Asian Night Market. How come? I’ve always wanted to do a big Chinese party, and nothing says Sunday night like Chinese food. That’s what I had in my household growing up every Sunday, and Andrew Zimmern has such a great knowledge of Asian food. This has every great Asian restaurant in town. What big and current culinary trend are you incorporating into an event this year? We’re doing a vegan dinner, a plant-based dinner, and a kosher dinner with Michael Solomonov and Zak the Baker. I don’t think kosher is a trend, but recognizing the kosher community as a viable audience is something a lot of people are doing. The festival isn’t just all food. What events incorporate some other components? There’s YogArt at the Raleigh, and we’re certainly doing our family program Fun and Fit at Jungle Island, which marries everything— health, food, exercising, and great chefs talking about how to produce a healthy eater and how to make healthy food. What are three things people should bring with them to the festival? Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and Tums. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival takes place February 24–28 at various locations; visit sobefest.com for details. OD
Lee Brian Schrager, Geoffrey Zakarian, Rachael Ray, Katie Lee, and Chrissy Teigen at the Amstel Light Burger Bash.
Eat, Drink, rEpEat With over 75 events, navigating SOBEWFF can be overwhelming. Lee Brian Schrager gives us the scoop on five of this year’s can’t-miss happenings. AMsTeL LIGHT BurGer BAsH, FeBruAry 26: “Rachael Ray hosts the
10th birthday of the iconic Burger Bash, with judges David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, and Natalie Morales choosing the Schweid & Sons Very Best Burger.” $250 DINNer HosTeD By JoëL roBuCHoN, FeBruAry 26: “How could
you pass up dinner from the most Michelinstarred chef to date? He has four concepts coming to the Design District in the future, and this is your chance to preview his world-renowned cuisine.” $1,500 MeAToPIA, FeBruAry 27: “With Michael
Symon, the ‘King of Carnivores,’ as the host and a live musical performance from Gregg Allman, this is going to be one sizzling affair!” $250 TrIBuTe DINNer, FeBruAry 27: “An incredible group of chefs, including Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Marc Forgione, Aarón Sánchez, Marcus Samuelsson, and Nancy Silverton, will pay homage to Jonathan Waxman, Rob Sands, and Richard Sands by preparing the evening’s cuisine. With master of ceremonies Tom Colicchio at the Loews Miami Beach, our host hotel since we started SOBEWFF 15 years ago.” $500 BLooDy MAry BruNCH, FeBruAry 28: “The culmination of the festival’s new
Taste Fort Lauderdale Series, with the cast of the hit Food Network show Chopped hosting the ultimate Bloody Mary brunch on the Gold Coast.” $175
“We could have bought a real big boat for what we spent on this one,” says Mike Fernandez, seen on the flying bridge of the Pilar, the vessel he refurbished with his friend Andy Garcia.
Old Man Revisited actor Andy GArciA and healthcare mogul M e FernAndez dock a replica of ernest hemingway’s famed fishing boat, Pilar, at this month’s miami international boat show. by becky randel
The name Ernest Hemingway prompts a wide range of reactions, with the legends surrounding the man almost more famous than his esteemed works of literature. Yet one aspect of this complex author’s persona likely comes closest to the truth: His heart belonged to the sea. And this month, thanks to actor Andy Garcia and healthcare mogul Mike Fernandez, the vessel upon which Hemingway bestowed most of his affection—his fishing boat, Pilar—is coming to the Miami International Boat Show. Sort of. After Garcia decided to write a screenplay about the 20 years Hemingway spent with his Cuban fishing captain, Gregorio Fuentes (the model for the character Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea), he soon realized that “the boat is a character in the movie,” he says. The original Pilar, a 38-foot Wheeler Playmate that provided Hemingway with the adventures inspiring his Pulitzer Prize– winning novel, currently sits in the Museo Hemingway Finca Vigía in Havana, Cuba. So Garcia knew he would need a replica for filming. As he worked on the script, titled Hemingway & Fuentes, with Hemingway’s niece Hilary as coauthor, Garcia turned to his old friend Mike Fernandez (also a serious Hemingway fan) for assistance. They decided to employ a team of boat restorers to create a stand-in for the Pilar. Three years and almost $1 million later, the two have a vessel that’s the spitting image of what Fernandez calls “the most famous fishing boat there is.” “We could have bought a real big boat for what we spent on this one,” says Fernandez, who later purchased the $9 million lot adjacent to his Coral Gables home to build a boathouse for the vessel. The first step, according to Garcia, was to “find a Wheeler Playmate.” They located one in upstate New York, but it was in poor condition. “She’s an 85-year-old lady of the sea,” says Fernandez, founder of the Coral Gables–based MBF Healthcare Partners. To refurbish it, they pored over detailed photos, studied documents from the Wheeler company, and even contacted the Wheeler family for guidance. Says Garcia, “You want to make it as authentic as possible within the context of what you have access to.” They added a flying bridge and a fighting chair (Garcia found one on eBay), replaced the decks, bought a 1931 Ford steering wheel (the type Hemingway used as the boat’s wheel) from a museum, and installed plumbing fixtures that “have been manufactured for the past 50 or 60 years and really haven’t changed,” Garcia says. The process was laborious and their attention to detail uncompromising. A large part of what makes the boat so special—but also so difficult to cOnTinued On Page 110
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culture Now Showing MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Now celebrating its 75th year, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show has a snazzy new home, Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, allowing the show to fnally present all its activities and events in one place. Show director Cathy Rick-Joule calls the venue “an iconic marine stadium with a rich history” and says the city of Miami “put the best brain trust they had on this project.” Highlights of this year’s show, which takes place February 11–15, will include an ingenious parking and transportation system (it’s a big deal); on-the-water opportunities like boating lessons and paddleboarding; a new green boating exhibitor, Blue Gas Marine; and an extraordinary display from Cigarette Racing Team, featuring a massive foating dock and tented reception area with air-conditioning, custom video wall installations, food and drink, and posh décor. And don’t forget the more than 1,200 boats on display on land and in over 400 slips. 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 954-441-3220; miamiboatshow.com
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Pilar’s original 1932 wheel; a brass plate marks the vessel’s construction in Brooklyn, N.Y.; a view into the cabin; dockside at sunset; the most famous transom in the fishing world.
maintain—is the fact that it’s wooden. “There is a certain sensuality to a boat that’s made out of wood,” says Garcia, “the way it sounds, the way it travels, the way it embraces the sea.” He tips his hat to Fernandez for continuing to maintain it so well: “It takes a particular type of owner to handle a boat like this.” Fernandez, in return, gives credit to Garcia: “Andy is a perfectionist when it comes to depicting a story and presenting the real image.” But the two men agree that the true star of this endeavor was the boat itself. “I can go on Pilar or on my other boat around Europe,” Fernandez says, pointing to his yacht, “and Pilar will attract more people. It’s a conversation piece.” Restoring the vessel was more than just a technical achievement, however; it also aroused some profound emotions. “Being Cuban myself, I have a
deep connection to the culture and to the history of that island,” says Garcia. “And also being a fisherman and a lover of the sea and a lover of Hemingway’s work, especially The Old Man and the Sea, all that stuff is intertwined and is the reason why I want to make the film.” For Fernandez, one of the most successful CubanAmerican businessmen in the world, the venture has also been quite personal. He recalls how his first encounter with The Old Man and the Sea reminded him of his childhood in Cuba. “When I first read the book,” he says, “it brought me back to that time as a kid when I was shirtless lying on the roof and listening to Hemingway on a homemade radio. I knew there was an emotional connection to a happier time when I was little.” Fernandez still reads the novel yearly, and in
fact owns a signed first edition of every one of Hemingway’s books. He has also sailed to the Bahamas, hunts in Africa, and visited Cuba to meet Fuentes in person before the fishing captain passed away in 2002 at age 104; he has even run with the bulls in Pamplona. “It’s like I’m living part of Hemingway’s life,” he says. While Hemingway & Fuentes is still in development, the new Pilar is “ready for her close-up,” Garcia jokes. Jon Voight is attached to portray Hemingway, while Garcia will direct and play the role of Fuentes. In the meantime, Fernandez plans to take the boat on the same inaugural voyage as the original made—from Miami to Key West—this summer. While Hemingway may have never set foot on this Pilar, his spirit is present, and the boat’s journey is one for the books. OD
photography by Felipe Cuevas
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culture Art Full John Miller’s Everything Is Said #22, 2010, part of the artist’s series depicting reality-show characters crying on TV.
Miller’s Crossing Locals might remember John Miller’s A Refusal to Accept Limits (2007), a goldleaf-covered installation of toppled columns, arches, and plastic consumer objects, which opened the Rubell Family Collection’s 2011 show, “American Exuberance.” The installation was classic John Miller—the artist has approached popular culture like an archeologist with a toothbrush, dusting off just enough dirt to be sure of what he’s looking at. A stalwart of the contemporary art scene since the early ’80s, Miller earned his MFA from CalArts, the program closely associated with John Baldessari that incubated artists like David Salle and Mike Kelley, who was a close friend of Miller’s. Since graduation, he’s created a body of art and writing that never flinches from depicting and parsing the most banal and abject qualities of American art. Using mannequins, gold leaf, and chunky brown impasto paint to refer to the more scatological bits of psychoanalysis— “excrement was considered what was valueless, gold was what determines value”—Miller’s work dredges consumerism’s collective unconscious. On February 18, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami opens “I Stand, I Fall,” the first American museum show of Miller’s work. For the
exhibition, the artist worked closely with curator Alex Gartenfeld to trace his use of the figure over the past three decades. Be they shoppers, lunchhour pedestrians, or, as in his Everything Is Said series, sobbing realitytelevision characters, Miller’s subjects portray a society in the throes of capitalist spectacle. Presented in a somewhat chronological fashion, these works dovetail smoothly with the architecture and layout of the Design District space. The artist, who has long been interested in spaces of consumerism, draws a taut line from the luxury stores surrounding the museum and the critical implications first voiced in literary critic Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, a collection of writings based on Paris city life in the 19th century. In the atrium of the museum is a mirrored labyrinth, at the center of which stands a figure sprouting plastic fruit, that mesmerizes visitors. This gets to the heart of Miller’s treatment of the figure. The show doesn’t present people in “the traditional figurative sense,” says Miller, “but more along the lines of a figure as an object.” “I Stand, I Fall” is on display February 18 through June 12 at 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-901-5272; icamiami.org. OD
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CULTURE Magic City Members of the Nu Deco Ensemble— (from left) Chauncey Patterson, Aaron Merritt, Yael Kleinman Hyken, Sam Hyken, Karen Lord-Powell, Jacomo Bairos, Aleksandr Zhuk, Daniel Velasco, and Gabriel Beavers—in Wynwood.
When longtime friends Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken paid a visit to the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District in 2014, all they had was an idea jotted on a scrap of paper. But the two musicians wanted to see if this place might be a good home for the ambitious plan they had in mind: a chamber orchestra that would speak to the moment—to the city they love and the century in which they’re practicing their art. “There are a lot of people now—especially, I think, under-40s, millennials—who really gravitate to all kinds of styles and [have] very eclectic tastes,” says Bairos, 39, a Portuguese-born tuba player and conductor who grew up in Homestead. “It doesn’t mean they don’t like Beethoven, but it does mean they like Mumford & Sons just as much.” He and Hyken had similarly diverse musical interests, “and we just felt
that orchestras weren’t diving into that realm.” Thus was born the Nu Deco Ensemble, a “21st-century orchestra” of 22 players. It debuted last September with two heavily attended, enthusiastically reviewed concerts at the Light Box that were unlike any previous orchestral performances in South Florida. In addition to the pounding preshow house music, the intimate performance space, the two happily crowded open bars, and the audience of Miami’s artiest and most beautiful young people, the music also represented a distinct break from standard orchestral fare: four pieces by contemporary composers still in their 30s and 40s, a four-song set by the rising Miami pop singer Brika (aka Briana Martinez, 21), and Hyken’s symphonic arrangements of four songs (including “All My Friends” and “Dance Yrself Clean”) by LCD Soundsystem, the much-admired eleccontinued on page 116
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the wynwood-based Nu Deco eNsemble is cultivating a new audience for symphonic orchestra music. by greg stepanich
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CULTURE Magic City “It doesn’t mean they don’t lIke Beethoven, But It does mean they lIke mumford & sons just as much.” —jacomo bairos tronica band. And the encore was another Hyken arrangement, of “Around the World” by the enigmatic French house duo Daft Punk, which prompted multiple curtain calls. “Every orchestra is searching for how to bring in new audiences and how to cultivate new listeners for live performances of classical music,” says Hyken, 34, a trumpeter who hails from Morristown, New Jersey. Nu Deco’s answer: the music of living composers “who need a voice,” as Bairos puts it, along with acoustic orchestral arrangements of songs by popular artists. The combination has earned Nu Deco a twoyear, $75,000 grant from the Knight Foundation and support from the Miami-Dade County government, as well as a considerable number of $1,000 audience memberships. In its first fiscal year, the group’s budget is already more than $200,000, Hyken says. Nu Deco has also won fans among musicians, most of them veterans of the Interstate 95 freelance circuit, in which they drop in to play with various orchestras, chamber music groups, opera companies, and jazz bands across South Florida. Chauncey Patterson, one of two Nu Deco violists (the other is Hyken’s wife, Yael Kleinman Hyken), had been looking for an opportunity like this, particularly as similar contemporary-music organizations, such as New York’s Alarm Will Sound and Chicago’s Eighth Blackbird, have received national recognition in the past decade. “This is just such a gift to be involved with,” says Patterson, a former principal violist with the Denver Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic and a founder of the Miami String Quartet. “And it’s much better than I even thought it would be. It’s much more rewarding, the music is really challenging, and the interaction—you can feel it with the audience so much more intently than you can in a big orchestra. “Anybody can relate to classical music,” Patterson adds, “but there are a lot of stigmas that go along with traditional classical music in the way it’s presented. And Nu Deco is such a fresh approach. It’s still serious music—it’s not watered-down pop, like a pops concert would be…. This is real music.”
Jacomo Bairos; Annabelle Inhyung Hwang, Catherine Weinfield-Zell, and Daniel Velasco; Juan Carlos Peña; Brika performing with the ensemble.
In addition to flourishing careers—as a conductor and a composer/arranger, respectively—Bairos and Hyken have impressive educational pedigrees. Bairos, who conducts the Amarillo Symphony in northern Texas when he isn’t in South Florida, studied at the Juilliard School in New York and was mentored by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Spano and the Peabody Conservatory’s Gustav Meier. Hyken, a faculty member at the University of Miami, also studied at Juilliard and holds degrees from UM and the Royal Academy of Music in London. “With Miami, Sam was right when we started thinking about this and putting it all together,” says Bairos. “There was no contemporary-music ensemble down here. We knew that there was space for it.” Nu Deco recently performed at the Deering Estate and outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, where it was joined by Miami’s seasoned Afro-Cuban nonet Spam Allstars. Next up are two concerts at the Light Box, March 3 and 4, featuring Brooklyn’s Project Trio, music by contemporary composers Nicholas Omiccioli and Ricardo Romaneiro, Paul Hindemith’s kammermusik no. 1, and radiohead suite, Hyken’s arrangements of songs by the moody English band. Those shows will be followed by an appearance at Miami Beach’s New World Center on March 5 for the Anti-Defamation League’s ADL in Concert Against Hate. Trying to describe exactly what the Nu Deco Ensemble is has led Hyken and Bairos to this evocative elevator pitch: “a genre-bending collective of classical musicians who collaborate with artists of all media.” But Hyken may have something even pithier: “I was with someone who was trying to describe Nu Deco, and she had a great line: ‘It’s an orchestra for us.’” the nu deco ensemble performs thursday, march 3, and friday, march 4, at the light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 nW 26th st., miami. visit nu-deco.org or miamilightproject.com for tickets. on saturday, march 5, nu deco will provide music for adl in concert against hate at the new World center, 500 17th st., miami Beach; call 561-988-2919 for more information. OD
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culture Spotlight A performer shows off her moves during the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival.
Andrea Bocelli, whose “desire [is] to be at the service of love,” performs on Valentine’s Day at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
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The Grassroots Festival brings iTs carnival of music, arTs, and philanThropy To miami. by lauren brown The GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance is hitting the Magic City February 18 to 21 in its campaign to raise awareness for a host of nonprofits and causes while supporting the arts and education. For four days, over four stages, more than 50 bands immersed in the roots and dance-music scenes are taking over historic Virginia Key Beach Park. From the Family Stone to students from the School of Rock, the eclectic lineup performs amid a beer garden and Vinyl Lounge, craft show, instrument contest (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo), and Zen Village. Yoga, music, and dance workshops will also be presented throughout the weekend. For those who really want to immerse themselves in the festival, you can set up camp right on the grounds. virginiakeygrassroots.com OD
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The 10th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance celebrates a decade-long history, bringing the best in vintage, classic, and antique cars to the area while supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. This year delivers a weekend automotive lovers won’t soon forget. The event kicks off Friday with a hangar party held at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport, featuring exotic cars, custom motorcycles, big boats, private jets, vintage aircraft, and luxury motor coaches. Saturday night’s concourse gala dinner, auction, and show offers guests a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind trips and experiences and take in a comedy set by former Tonight Show host Jay Leno. February 19–21; bocaratonconcours.com
Having a Ball The Bass Museum of Art’s annual gala is so chic that it’s split into two must-attend parts. The elegant, black-tie Bass Ball, held this year on February 20 in Collins Park, brings together a who’s who of Miami’s cultural and civic elite. “What [could be] a more festive way than our annual ball for our community to come together and support our exhibitions and educational programs?” says Silvia Karman Cubiña, executive director of the Bass Museum of Art. “The Bass Ball will also be fun and glamorous—with an artistic twist—refecting the young and exciting energy of Miami Beach.” During the event, South African performance artist Athi-Patra Ruga will premiere his new work, while Paddle8 will host a silent auction of important pieces. Afterwards, dance into the early-morning hours at the Keep the Ball Rolling afterparty, where surprise entertainment awaits. bassmuseum.org left, from top:
Black-tie dinner at the annual Bass Ball.
photography by richard rawson (grassroots festival); Kevin tachman/amfar15/wireimage (bocelli)
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PEOPLE View from the Top Ginnybakes entrepreneur Ginny Simon in her kitchen. The trained holistic nutritionist launched her business when clients couldn’t get enough of her homemade organic baking mix.
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GINNY SIMON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF GINNYBAKES, CREATES NATIONAL AWARENESS FOR HEALTHY LIVING WHILE RUNNING A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY. BY JON WARECH There are many paths to success for an entrepreneur, but most business leaders will credit drive, determination, fearlessness, and 24-7 dedication to their company for their achievements. In that regard Ginny Simon, founder and CEO of Ginnybakes, is no different. What makes Simon stand out is that she waited until she was in her 40s to start the organic cookie, bars, and baking mix company that was recently ranked on Inc. magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for its 2,027 percent sales growth over the past three years. “I wanted something for me,” says Simon, who waited until the last of her four sons was going into high school before she launched her business. “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I wanted to be an entrepreneur.” Originally, Simon thought about real estate or developing something in the arts, but nutrition and organic living were her passion. “I read books on nutrition like they’re novels,” says Simon, who went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and became a holistic nutritionist and a life coach. She invited the community into her home to pick vegetables from her garden and learn about organic living. A home chef and baker, Simon created a simple bake mix that she gave to clients. When they couldn’t get enough of the mix, her business strategy changed. “In 2011, I decided I either needed to promote it or stop doing it,” CONTINUED ON PAGE 122
PEOPLE View from the Top
Simon with (from left) son Michael, husband Steve, and sons Mark and Kevin promoting Ginnybakes at Epicure in 2010. left: A daily practitioner of yoga, Simon strikes a pose during last year’s Wanderlust festival.
“I WouLd do AnyThInG To MAke Anyone undeRsTAnd The WoRTh oF TAkInG CARe oF TheMseLves.” —ginny simon
I kept feeling like—and this was probably very naïve on my part, but it worked out—if I do this right and I produce an amazing product, then I can’t imagine that it would fail.” Simon often took that can’tlose attitude on the road, meeting store owners around the country and showing off her glutenfree, nonGMO, kosher prod ucts in person. “The one thing I always said was if we got in a store we would never get kicked out,” says Simon, who was recently named number 18 on Inc.’s list of top 50 female CEOs in the US. “We spent a lot on demoing in stores and building awareness for Ginnybakes. When we get into a store, we work with them very closely to build great relationships.” To assist in the rapid growth, her husband, Steve, and one of her sons, Michael, have come on board and they’ve hired a CFO, allowing Simon to focus more on the big picture instead of crunching num bers and worrying every time a machine breaks. She spends Mondays and Wednesdays in the office working on expansion and marketing and other key aspects to success, while on the other days she’s traveling to vendors, focusing on outreach, and developing business strategies to enable Ginnybakes to become a household name nationwide. Mostly, though, she’s back to working with people and allowing them to pick from her garden and learn about eating healthy. “I think people understand that Ginnybakes is
my life’s work,” she says. “I live this life. I love this life. I would do anything to make anyone understand the worth of taking care of themselves. This is my pas sion, and it spills into everything we do. I’m Ginny of Ginnybakes. That’s what I do.” OD
My MiaMi Where a local “bakes” up the scene. Where do you go on a night out? “My favorite
place is Michael’s Genuine. [It has] amazing ingredients, and I love that they bring in [ingredients] from local farms, so I know what I’m eating is really good quality.” Where do you Work out? “I
do yoga at Miami Life Center and Green Monkey. My son is a Barry’s Bootcamp instructor, so I work out there a tremendous
amount, and I like to work out at Anatomy at 1220 as well.” What do you do for fun? “We
take salsa lessons from Ricky Torres, who gives group lessons all over the place. We’re beginners, so we are taking lessons twice a week upstairs in the Gyrotonic studio on Washington. Then he has these different places that you go on Friday nights to dance.”
photography Courtesy of ginny simon
she says. After finding some success with her bake mixes online, “I decided that I really wanted it.” Simon took her sweetly packaged mixes to Apple a Day in Miami Beach, and the owner of the popular local health food restaurant and shop put Ginny bakes on the shelf. Next she went to Epicure and then to her local Fresh Market, which got approval to sell Ginnybakes in more than 120 stores nationwide. It was her strong ties to the people in the community— many of whom once picked vegetables from her garden—that launched the business. “Honestly, if I didn’t come from this area, as much as I love my product, I don’t know if it would have taken off like that,” says Simon, who grew up in South Miami and lives in Miami Beach. “I had strong roots here, and people really rooted for the home team. I was really blessed.” Building the now multimilliondollar company at such a rapid pace wasn’t easy. Simon moved from her kitchen to three different certified facilities over three years to keep up with the growth. She worked tirelessly getting Ginnybakes in stores, marketing the brand, and funding the company herself before an angel investor eventually stepped in. “We’ve come close to running out of money sev eral times and then something wonderful happens,” she says. “I never looked backwards. I worried about the delivery guy showing up and the big picture of Ginnybakes, but I never worried about the funding.
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Longitude Artist Justin H. Long turns curAtor As the new AssociAte director of wynwood’s BAkehouse Art complex. by hunter braithwaite
Justin H. Long’s art has always tugged at the limits of safety. In 2011, along with frequent collaborator Robert “Meatball” Lorie, he fashioned a crossbow out of leaf springs from a Dodge Caravan and used it to shoot two-by-fours through sheets of plywood at over 100 miles per hour at the de la Cruz Collection. The following year, he made a black-powder cannon out of a length of steel tubing that blasted tallboys of beer at a gong outside another collector’s Sunset Island home. But in September 2014, when the artist became associate director of Wynwood’s Bakehouse Art Complex, it looked like he was calming down a bit. However, with programing like “Last Exit: Painting,” named after an influential essay by writer and artist (and personal friend) Thomas Lawson, as well
as “Older Than Jesus,” which gathers the work of artists 34 and older, he has invigorated the once-staid collection of studios and galleries. Long was born in 1980 and grew up working on motorcycles at Long Motorcycle Sales, which has been located on the Miami River since his grandfather opened it in 1938. “We had our own dirt bike track,” he says. “I didn’t find art until later on, but all of the kinetic sculptures that I’ve made come out of that knowledge base of being able to keep things working, and building your own crazy stuff.” After a false start studying engineering at the University of Central Florida, Long graduated from Florida International University with a degree in time-based media, and went on to receive his MFA from CalArts. Yet while Los Angeles’s art scene was booming, Long felt far from home. “I didn’t like the cold ocean and the dry air,” he says. “I found it influencing the work.” In response, he embarked on several years of nautically themed pieces—ethereal paintings made using sails, a video of shrimp boats plying the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and a gallery-sized outline of a 60-foot-long sailboat for his 2012 exhibition “Bow Movement” at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Now at Bakehouse as associate director, Long has brought new life into the cultural center. “I just try to have fun with the curating, try to make shows that I would want to come see, but I don’t see it directly connected to my practice. These are ideas of shows that my work wouldn’t really fit into, but they’re still valid points.” As to the future of his work, he’s looking back toward his own studio, with an exhibition at the new Jenielift gallery, and a large-scale public commission at the Deering Estate. “It’s a spin-off of a Brancusi Endless Column using Styrofoam coolers as the mold—talking about things that last forever and are also bad for the environment, making the endless column out of something that is truly endless.” 561 NW 32nd St., Miami, 305-576-2828; bacfl.org OD
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“I just try to have fun with the curating, try to make shows that I would want to come see,” says artist Justin H. Long, who joins Wynwood’s Bakehouse Art Complex as associate director.
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“I would never want to go through [cancer] again, and I would never wish it on anyone, yet it was a gift,” says breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge, who headlines this year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge concert alongside Sheryl Crow. below: 2015’s inaugural DCC Fall Family Fest added a kids’ ride to the high-profile event.
Star Power In 2010, the Miami Dolphins, in partnership with the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, launched a two-county, 170-mile bike ride in an effort to raise funds for cancer research. Six years and $11 million later, the event is now one of the largest fundraisers in the entire NFL. This year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge has expanded to include world-class entertainment at the finish line. In addition to the six different rides of varying lengths and a 5K run/walk, the event will culminate at Sun Life Stadium with a performance by singers Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge (both cancer survivors). Here, Ocean Drive speaks with Etheridge about the importance of cancer research, why she loves Miami, and her new venture as a cannabis entrepreneur.
How did you get involved with this event? I was connected to [Miami Dolphins Chairman of the Board] Steve and [his wife] Kara Ross through someone who knew how much I loved football. The synergy just worked—you have to love football teams doing so much for cancer research—so I said, “Absolutely, I’m there, sign me up.” Dolphins Cancer Challenge is dedicated to researching specific cases of the disease. Why is that important? That’s one of the big things we are going to discover about cancer—we can’t lump all cancers together. We are trying to lump it [together] by organ—but really, we are finding that cancer is a very personal disease, and it has to do with a lot of situations in each person. cOntinueD On page 128
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Grammy winners and CanCer survivors Melissa etheridge and sheryl Crow headline the sixth annual dolphins CanCer ChallenGe ConCert. by becky randel
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PEOPLE Spirit of Generosity Riders on day two of last year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge. left: Participants line up at the start at Sun Life Stadium. below: Headliner Sheryl Crow.
I think that’s the future—personalized medicine. How does it feel to perform with Sheryl Crow? It’s always a pleasure to get with my friend Sheryl; our paths have been very parallel for the last 20 years. I’m very fond of her, and I’m looking forward to this. Is it particularly meaningful that you are both cancer survivors? That always puts some extra oomph in it, when you can look out at your brothers and sisters and say, “Hey, I’ve been there, I know what you’re going through, and there’s way too many of us in this situation.”
How has being an activist become part of your own journey? It really changed my life. I would never want to go through [cancer] again, and I would never wish it on anyone, yet it was a gift. It really made me see how much my health means to me and that I’m nothing without my health. How have you changed your lifestyle since beating breast cancer? I have changed the way I eat and the way I look at how I eat and what it means to me. Food is medicine, food is wellness, food is [there] to sustain me. It’s not to help me get out of an emotion. What was the most significant change that you made? We are all pretty much addicted to sugar, and if you understand sugar and its role in cancer… one should probably draw the conclusion that to lower sugar in your body is to lower your risk of cancer. These things I’ve taken into my own hands and said this is my responsibility. Doing yoga and keeping my body limber, and maintaining it is my responsibility. Is it ever difficult to be seen as a pillar of strength? Do you sometimes just want to not think about it? [Laughs] No, because it’s a part of me and it’s something I went through, and I’m reminded of my health every time I think about it, and if my experience can help anyone, then lord, let me be there. Let me help, because I’ll gladly talk
about it anytime. What do you love about Miami? I love the weather—I like humidity, I like a little moisture in my heat. I do love the people who end up in Florida; I love how it’s the center of conservatism and liberalism all in one little state. The whole America can be summed up in Florida. How about the cuisine? Oh my god, delicious—the Cuban and Latin food—it’s the first place I ever had a mojito, and that changed my life. The food here is just magnificent. You recently launched a line of cannabis wines inspired by your treatment. Why did you go into this industry? It’s the new paradigm; it’s the new future. I have a deep belief that’s grounded in medicinal cannabis and the good that it can do for us and the world. I kind of stumbled on this product, this cannabis wine that they’ve been making for centuries. Did you ever think your experience with cancer and medical marijuana could turn into a business? Ten years ago, I had a crazy dream that that was something I could do, and over the last 10 years, I’ve been seeing it slowly come true. That’s the way dreams are, and that’s the only way things change— people dare to dream the crazy dream. the dolphins Cancer Challenge takes place on February 20; for information on the ride, run/walk, and concert, including purchasing tickets, visit dolphinscancer challenge.com. OD
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“CanCer really made me see how muCh my health means to me and that I’m nothIng wIthout my health.”—melissa etheridge
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Drifting Along esteemed chef Alex GuArnAschelli brinGs An eleGAnt touch to locAl flAvors At miAmi beAch’s DriftwooD room.
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Driftwood Room’s grilled branzino, served with assorted olives, Brussels sprouts, and grilled mixed peppers.
Despite finding mainstream fame as a cookbook author (Old-School Comfort Food) and television personality (as a recurring presence on Food Network’s Chopped and a mentor on All-Star Academy), Alex Guarnaschelli has managed to remain one of a small group of elite chefs who can still be found in the kitchen on a regular basis—an integral factor, she believes, in the synergy of Chopped’s cast. “We are all unleashed animals in our natural habitat,” she says. Now the Next Iron Chef winner is unleashing her passion in South Beach as executive chef of Driftwood Room, a collaboration with hotelier Jason Pomeranc and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, located in the Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel. “The natural beauty—the sky, the air, the sand, which is like a smooth bed of glass—is what drew me here,” she says. “And of course I love that in Miami, it’s completely normal to see something junky and old-school right next to something incredibly chic. There is a real contradiction and sense of whimsy here, which I love.” That contradiction is emulated in the pairing of Driftwood Room’s elegant atmosphere with the simplicity and fun of beachside dining. Opening a restaurant on Miami Beach has certainly afforded Guarnaschelli the opportunity to flex her culinary muscles. She wasn’t interested in merely recreating Butter—her thriving New York City CONtINued ON pAge 134
Art EvErywhErE On your way to Driftwood Room, don’t forget to appreciate the art. clockwise from far left: Mussels
“Marocin,” with harissa and saffron aioli; the terrace at Driftwood Room; chef de cuisine Lucas Marino and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in the kitchen.
Jason Pomeranc, owner and cofounder of Sixty Hotels, has teamed up with the Depart Foundation, an Italian nonproft group, to create “Wonderwheel,” the frst in a series of dynamic, guestcurated exhibitions installed along the hotel lobby’s curved perimeter wall. Ushering din-
always an essential part of her vocabulary. She grew up surrounded by the manuscripts of her mother’s authors, including some of America’s greatest culinary educators— women like Julie Sahni, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, and Rose Levy Beranbaum. Guarnaschelli’s father, a professor of military science and a Chinese-food enthusiast, also influenced the way she thought about food, leaving his daughter with a set of indelible memories: a raw fennel and celery root salad he once prepared; kitchen shelves filled with his coveted Chinese cooking oils, condiments, and woks; a 1983 trip to Paris (her first), where they savored Joël Robuchon’s peerless cauliflower caviar. Food was always in her future. After graduating from Barnard College with a
bachelor’s degree in art history, Guarnaschelli began working for the venerable Larry Forgione, who taught her the vital importance of high-quality ingredients, along with the skill of packing as much flavor into a pot as possible, then transferring that flavor to the plate without losing anything along the way. She then spent seven years in France working under Guy Savoy before returning to New York, where she became a sous chef at Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant. Two years in Los Angeles (at the much-admired Patina) followed, before she was offered the position of executive chef at Butter in 2003, a post she still holds today. At Driftwood Room, Guarnaschelli combines some of her European influences with locally
sourced ingredients in dishes like cobia crudo with piquillo peppers, Florida head-on shrimp with green apple chimichurri, and roasted whole cauliflower with hazelnuts, rock salt, and lemon. It’s a winning blend that can be experienced throughout the hotel, including poolside at the Nautilus Cabana Club and in bites at the Lobby Bar. Guarnaschelli’s cuisine is refined yet approachable, much like the chef herself— not to mention her taste in art. One of her most prized pieces is a Keith Haring chalk subway drawing, which hangs prominently across from her bed. “Each morning,” she says, “I marvel at it and think, Don’t forget to be an artist today.” 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-503-5700; sixty hotels.com OD
Alex Guarnaschelli will host a Dolce Brunch at Driftwood Room on Saturday, February 27, as part of this month’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
ers into Driftwood Room, the playful exhibit, conceived by the Italian curatorial and editorial platform Cura, features an eye-catching assortment of videos, paintings, and sculptures by international artists, including Petra Cortright, Marc Horowitz, and Grear Patterson.
Reel 36 and Reel 27, Marc Horowitz, 2014 and 2015.
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restaurant, which opened in 2003—for Miami Beach diners. It wouldn’t have worked anyway. “Everyone here hates cream in their sauces,” she says. Instead she needed to master local flavors and aesthetics, adapting her cuisine to produce a bright, balanced seafood-andvegetable-focused menu that’s perfect for Miami. It’s a lesson that her mother, the revered cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli, instilled in her at an early age: “My mother used to tell me, ‘You don’t do anything unless you are an utter expert.’” As a result, Guarnaschelli never left the house without doing her homework, a practice she still follows today. Although her parents didn’t necessarily encourage her to become a chef, food (particularly French and Italian) was
taste Destination Dining from far left: Anthony Bourdain at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado, Puerto Rico; fresh ceviche at the beachside seafood barbecue, one of many food-filled events at the José Andrés & Friends Culinary Getaway; powerhouse chef José Andrés.
Gastronomic Goliaths Besides being the globe-trotting personality behind CNN’s Parts Unknown and a New York Times best-selling author, Anthony Bourdain is—and will always be—a cook at heart. He recently joined friend José Andrés (the force behind ThinkFoodGroup and The Bazaar by José Andrés) for the inaugural José Andrés & Friends Culinary Getaway at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Amid a cornucopia of paella parties, chef cook-offs, rum craft-cocktail classes, beachside seafood barbecues, and Champagne brunching, two of the food world’s elite still found time to sit down with Ocean Drive and dish on the past, present, and future of the food industry—particularly in burgeoning Miami. What is the most significant breakthrough moment in food that has taken place during your lifetime? Anthony Bourdain: There are two. When Americans started eating sushi and decided sometime in the ’70s that raw fish was desirable, that was a big, big win; everything started to get better after that. And Fergus Henderson— [The Whole Beast:] Nose to Tail Eating, and his restaurant St. John in London is probably the most influential restaurant in my life. José Andrés: Obviously El Bulli. I was very young—16 or 17—and I couldn’t
say what, but I knew something was happening, like you are the first person in something that is going to be highly influential later, but in the moment you don’t realize. Looking back 30 years, I see that [as a] key moment in not only my life, but also the culinary world. What poses the biggest threat to the food industry? AB: The biggest danger is coming from this glut of kids coming out of culinary school who want to be chefs immediately [and] on Top Chef and get a reality-TV show without putting in the time in the system that we all came up in, which is you clean squid for a few years and you start at the bottom. I’m part of the problem; I didn’t intend to glamorize cooking—I didn’t think I was. People forget that it’s about making the same thing under very hot, difficult conditions. What do you hope to see happen in the next 20 years? JA: We’re going to see the revolt of the real food industry versus the “fake” food industry. More and more [I wouldn’t call it fast food but] fast food with great-name chefs, [where well-known chefs] will be behind concepts that are not affordable for the few but for the many. AB: Chefs are becoming much more ideological. It’s no coincidence that a CONTiNUED ON PagE 138
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South Beach Wine & Food FeStival vetS Anthony BourdAin and José Andrés kick oFF a neW culinary getaWay and talk miami’S BeSt BiteS and the changing Food induStry. by carla torres
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taste Destination Dining cocktails, you’re on vacation; do you really want to commit to lot of the real activism is coming from the top, from chefs addressing food Iliquam, ulles had ipsaeaidfew quaecum imusanisi sitatem white tablecloth? I don’t. I want to eat Cuban food or go to José’s and deserts and changing the American diet. McDonald’s sales are eroding, andsi occumafaccabor et, sendigenimus dellest rent apero eatesby the pool. more people like José are entering the marketplace looking to create fast,vent, sus, quos doluptatque JA: Miami is a city that is still trying to find itself. I’m still trying to figure affordable food that’s actually good for you. out Miami. I’m missing more of the Latin; Miami should be a Latin town. What’s the most important food-industry issue nobody is talking about? What’s your In-N-Out Burger equivalent or go-to place in Miami? AB: Racism. In an industry that’s always been open to everybody, notoriAB: I’m having a medianoche or a Cubano for sure. Yardbird for the fried ously so—every refugee and fugitive, dysfunctional character in the world chicken. I go to the Club Deuce; that’s my go-to place. could always find a home in a restaurant—why aren’t there more AfricanJA: I go to that sushi place, Sushi Deli, in a very ugly (as ugly as ugly gets) American chefs and African-American cooks represented in the mid- to mall, but the guy does knockout sushi. high-range restaurants? What do you have planned for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival? JA: Out of 11 million undocumented people in this country, 2 to 3 million— JA: A version of last year’s poolside paella event. We’re mixing it up the people taking care of the farms, doing distribution, cooking, washing a little bit. OD dishes, running kitchens—are in the food industry directly, yet we don’t want to recognize they belong to the system. If we go down to the heart of the problem, every single senator or congressman should be prosecuted because they are eating a salad that was probably picked by an undocumented person. With today’s media-driven world, how important is it to get approval from the big magazines and publications and critics? JA: When Rocco DiSpirito—who is one of the most talented chefs that showed up in America in the last 20 years—was put on the cover of gourmet and became the wonder boy of New York, it was the worst thing that happened to him. He was supposed to be one of the great chefs, and all of a sudden with the press, TV, something happened. AB: He was surprisingly good; now he’ll be a professional wrestler in five years. It’s not how good you are today, but will you still be good in five years? Where does Miami fall on the culinary map, and what does it need to do to get to the next level? AB: Miami is a tough town because you have a transient workforce, and the clientele are transient as well. If you’re in fine dining, you need the protection of a hotel. Who wants to wear a jacket in Miami? It’s hot, you’ve
The weekend culminates in a farewell brunch spread.
Chefs Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Andrés during a cooking demo. above: Andrés, Bourdain, and Ripert taking questions with panel moderator and travel journalist Krista Simmons.
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MoDern elegance: db Bistro Moderne
Biscayne Favorite: city Hall the restaurant cypress tavern The rotisserie dish of the day, served with a choice of sides.
ManDolin It wouldn’t be a Greek and Turkish restaurant without Aegean olives and feta cheese.
When you’re craving the tastes of home, there’s nothing better than knowing where to find unforgettable comfort food for a reasonable price. City Hall serves up crowd-pleasing plates like country fried chicken, meatloaf, shrimp and grits, and baked eggplant. At brunch, it’s a toss-up between the crab cake Benedict and the pastrami sandwich on rye. And dog lovers can dine with their pets during City Paw Happy Hour, from 5 to 10 pm every Friday. 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-764-3130; cityhalltherestaurant.com
Oysters Bienville, baked with rock shrimp, bacon, mushrooms, and brandy.
Design Meets Dining: cypress tavern
Nestled in the super-glam Design District is awardwinning chef Michael
World-renowned chef Daniel Boulud’s team expertly fuses French bistro-style cooking with robust American flavors at db Bistro Moderne, inside the JW Marriott Marquis. The db burger (red wine–braised short rib on a truffle bun) is consistently voted one of the best in town, and it’s particularly fun to eat one in such an upscale setting. The international wine list is a major draw, with an adventurous selection of vintage Madeira. Explore a wide range of offerings by choosing the Tour de France tasting menu and wine pairing. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-421-8800; dbbistro.com/Miami UnDer tHe stars: Mandolin aegean Bistro
Mandolin is Miami’s enduring Greek and Turkish wonderland. With Roel Alcudia at the helm, the quaint kitchen, in a setting that resembles an idyllic Greek island, consistently produces some of the best
Mediterranean food in town, and the indoor-outdoor arrangement is at once convivial and romantic. After bingeing on the addictive mezes, if you still have room, the grilled prawns, a hearty gyro, and moussaka are a must. And now, in addition to the spunky Turkish coffee, caffeine fiends can stock up on Greek frappés—glykós (sweet), métrios (medium), or skétos (plain). 4312 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-749-9140; mandolinmiami.com HiDDen pearl: Mignonette
Chef Danny Serfer parlayed his success at Blue Collar into a seafood mecca. The giant vintage marquee lists the day’s fresh catch along with the always amazing dozenplus oyster options. We like them raw, but the Rockefeller and the Bienville are also noteworthy preparations. Take a front seat at the bar to watch the action unfold in the open kitchen. Crab cakes, lobster deviled eggs, Florida peel-and-eat shrimp, and seared red fish are among the many high points. 210 NE 18th St., Miami, 305-3744635; mignonettemiami.com total Flavor: sabor a peru
Authentic interpretations of ceviche, causa, lomo saltado, and seafood soup reign at this Peruvian gem. Regulars crowd the small space for portions big enough to share (although they rarely do). Distinctive sauces define the dynamic cuisine, and Sabor is spot-on with its leche de tigre (a citrus-based marinade that cures the seafood in a ceviche). Try the jugo de lucuma, a hard-to-find juice made from a “superfruit” found at ancient burial sites of the indigenous people of coastal Peru. It’s sweet enough for dessert, with mouthwatering coNtiNuED oN pAgE 142
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Schwartz’s Cypress Tavern (formerly the Cypress Room). He and his Genuine Hospitality Group recently revamped the original concept, opting for a more casual atmosphere and more approachable cuisine. The French influence is unmistakable, however, with the new menu flaunting a serious steak tartare and steak frites, while brunch boasts several perfect doses of decadence: soft polenta with grilled mushrooms, poached egg, and truffles; a lobster omelet topped with herbs; and a mandatory croque madame, with ham, Gruyère, béchamel, and a fried egg, on a croissant. Miami Design District, 3620 NE Second Ave., 305520-5197; cypresstavern.com
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Tapas-style sharing plates with Latin flair are the signature of Toro Toro’s take on a traditional American steakhouse. Located inside the InterContinental Miami, the chic restaurant’s rodizio service brings carved meats tableside, including picanha, a cut of beef popular in Brazil; achiote chicken, covered in a thick, deep-red seasoning paste made from a Mexican seed; Colorado lamb chop; and Argentinean chorizo. The braised short ribs also reflect chef Richard Sandoval’s commitment to pan-Latin bravura: He seasons them with orange coriander and hoisin adobo before serving them alongside papas con queso (baked potatoes stuffed with cheese and curds) and broccolini. Whatever you do, don’t forgo the pan de bono bread service. 100 Chopin Plz., Miami, 305-372-4710; toro toromiami.com
Off the beaten path, but not in the typical sense of that phrase, Verde is thoughtfully positioned inside the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where the building’s signature concrete meets Biscayne Bay. The atmosphere is decidedly casual, yet the dishes are elegant and refined. Standouts include local snapper tiradito with Florida citrus and aji amarillo; pizza topped with zucchini, goat cheese, tomato sugo (slow-cooked sauce), and squash blossoms; and the bistro steak, with Swiss chard, sweet garlic, and braised mushrooms. Come for the food; stay for the art. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-345-5697; pamm.org/dining scene stealer: Zuma
A modern, elevated type of Japanese izakaya, Zuma is highly respected for its authenticity and its impressive sake collection (with more than 100 labels, it’s one of the country’s largest). Fresh favorites from Japan range from chirashi don (a bowl of mixed sashimi over vinegared rice) to black cod
marinated saikyo miso with house-made hajikami (ginger). The bright and airy space sits at the mouth of the Miami River, at the confluence of downtown and Brickell—although the scenery is rivaled by the constant flow of Miami tastemakers and influencers inside the restaurant. Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277; zumarestaurant.com catalan co niU itchen
Step inside this unassuming downtown eatery and the essence of Catalonia is inescapable. The tiny dining room buzzes with energy while guests indulge in Spanish tapas and wine. The menu—designed by partners Deme Lomas, Karina Iglesias, and Adam Hughes—is brimming with fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors. Although seemingly simple, NIU’s pa amb tomàquet (tomato bread) is packed with the classic Catalan tang, and the arròs comes complete with botifarra (a revered sausage) and cuttlefish. 134 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786-5425070; niukitchen.com OD
photography by James shearer (Zuma terrace); stephan goettlicher (niu Kitchen)
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TASTE Chef’s Meal CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW:
The chefs and their guests swap war stories from the kitchen; a dessert of caviar and Lay’s sour cream and onion potato chips; capturing the moment is almost as important as the meal itself.
Family Style Throughout history, people have cherished the shared experience of sitting together for a meal. And the men and women who prepare some of the city’s most acclaimed dinners are no exception, including Diego Oka, executive chef of the Peruvian paradise La Mar by Gaston Acurio; Brad Kilgore, the owner of Alter, and his pastry-chef wife, Soraya; Macchialina veteran Craig Giunta; chef Roel Alcudia, the newest addition at Mandolin Aegean Bistro (formerly of Cypress Room); and tortilla wizard Steve Santana and Eric Saltzman of Taquiza, who gather with various others on a regular basis for a “family meal.” For Miami’s top toques, many of whom have left their families behind to come to the Magic City, family-style isn’t just a dining trend. “I’m not from Miami, so I had to make a family here,” says William Crandall, executive chef at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster. “It all got started because it was Eric’s and my day off and we wanted to see all our friends together in one building. It wasn’t about food or about restaurants, but just about seeing everyone.” That impromptu evening has turned into an almost weekly ritual, with the chefs alternating hosting duties. On this particular occasion, Oka is serving a home-cooked meal that’s a taste CONTINUED ON PAGE 146
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OCEAN DRIVE GETS AN INVITE TO MIAMI’S MOST EXCLUSIVE DINNER PARTY: A WEEKLY HOME-COOKED MEAL WITH THE CITY’S MOST ESTEEMED CHEFS. BY CARLA TORRES
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taste Chef’s Meal You’re InvIted While the chefs’ weekly bash is strictly VIP, here’s where you can taste their handiwork. Alter: 223 nw 23rd st., miami, 305-573-5996; altermiami.com edge SteAk & BAr:
1435 Brickell ave., miami, 305-381-3190; edgerestaurantmiami.com the FederAl: 5132 Biscayne Blvd., miami, 305-758-9559; thefederalmiami.com gAStropod: 160 nw 26th st., miami; gastropodmiami.com Izzy’S FISh & oySter:
423 washington ave., miami Beach, 305-397-8843; izzysmiami.com lA MAr By gASton AcurIo: mandarin
oriental, 500 Brickell Key dr., miami, 305-913-8288; mandarinoriental.com MAcchIAlInA: 820 alton road, miami Beach, 305-5342124; macchialina.com
clockwise from top left: Cesar Zapata of The Federal brings biscuits; Jeff Maxfield of Toscana Divino and Izzy’s William Crandall let loose; Diego Oka’s whimsical backyard substitutes for the traditional dining room; Oka of La Mar; beef stew with carrots; Alter’s Brad Kilgore prepares his Peruvian-inspired drink.
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of Peru, with choclo (Peruvian corn), beef stew with carrots, ají amarillo potato purée, iceberg salad with balsamic vinegar and Parmesan (which Oka brought back from his recent staging stint at Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, named the secondbest restaurant in the world in 2015 by restaurant magazine), and chicken anticuchos marinated in secret Peruvian spices, which the chefs are taking turns cooking on the grill. “There’s some Cusco llama in there,” jokes Santana, while Gastropod’s Sam Beckerman tells Edge Steak & Bar’s Aaron Brooks, “I saw by the way you put that chicken on the grill you have no ego.” One guiding principle of the evening: Never come empty-handed. Whether it’s celery, ají amarillo, and
green star-fruit punch spiked with vodka (courtesy of Kilgore); a dozen oysters (from Crandall); America’s “best biscuits” (baked by The Federal’s Aniece Meinhold and Cesar Zapata); or top-grade caviar (supplied by Jeff Maxfield, chef de cuisine at Toscana Divino), which the chefs will later devour for dessert with Lay’s sour cream and onion potato chips, everyone has brought something to the table. “Each person who hosts a family meal really tries to bring their style of cuisine from wherever they come from,” says Kilgore. “Most of us are from all over, and it’s a way to showcase how we grew up, when we had meals with our families. Others bring things to go along with the night’s inspiration, like [tonight] I brought a cocktail using ají amarillo,
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which I use at Alter and is indigenous to Peru. It was my way to respect his culture and his home.” Faces familiar and new are welcome in whatever home happens to be hosting, growing the family and fortifying the camaraderie among Miami’s chefs. Collaborative dinners or new menu items may come out of it, but that was never the intent. It was the humble act of sharing what they love, cooking and eating, with one another. “My family doesn’t understand what this industry entails, but these guys do,” says Oka, while Maxfield adds, “This could happen every night of the week and I’d be okay with it.” Of course he and the other chefs are keeping Miami’s insatiable palates satiated the other six nights of the week. OD
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“It’s a way to showcase how we grew up, when we had meals wIth our famIlIes.”—brad kilgore
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Fiesta oF Flavor celebrAte nAtionAl MArgAritA dAy (februAry 22) with A unique recipe for this clAssic cocktAil, froM MeAt MArket’s ezrA pAttek. by matt stewart “During high season, Meat Market makes an average of 60 to 70 margaritas a week,” says Ezra Pattek, the restaurant’s mixologist, “and though there’s nothing better than the traditional recipe, the fresh fruit and herbs that are available in Miami need to be part of the mix.” At Meat Market, Pattek uses tastes such as watermelon, “rich and fresh” herbs (“I love mint, sage, and tarragon”), and lime “for a zesty finish.”
1 1 oz. Casa Noble Silver Tequila 4 to 5 watermelon chunks
1 oz. lime juice 1 oz. agave nectar 1 oz. Cocchi Americano “We also offer our margaritas with mezcal for those who like an extra touch of smoke,” says Pattek, “or Ancho Reyes chili liqueur for a jolt of spice.” 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088; meatmarket.net
Decanting Decadence Two years ago, Patrón Tequila reached out to Lalique with an enticing proposition: to fashion a limited-edition decanter for a very special tequila. “It was the first time Lalique has worked with a tequila brand,” says Maz Zouhairi, president and CEO of Lalique North America. “The Patrón en Lalique Serie 1 is inspired by Mexico’s agave plant. Lalique’s master craftsmen put all of their savoir faire and passion into producing each bottle.” As for the tequila, Patrón master distiller and blender Francisco
Alcaraz and his senior production team were tasked with creating a superlative mix for this world-class alliance. “Patrón en Lalique Serie 1 is a blend of our oldest and rarest tequilas from the barrel-aging room at Hacienda Patrón in Mexico,” says Alcaraz. “I combined tequilas from barrels I’ve been watching and tasting over the past several years. I sought to create extra-aged tequila that maintained its distinct agave flavor, as a nod to the agave-inspired bottle design. By blending from several different barrel types, I also wanted to create
tequila rich in amber color to accentuate the crystal decanter.” Released with much fanfare at the end of 2015, Patrón en Lalique Serie 1—which is limited to 500 bottles and retails for $7,500—is making its way to a few exclusive markets, including Miami. “The response has been outstanding,” Zouhairi reports. “Before it was in stock, we had numerous sales and orders. Our two brands share strong values of creativity, artistry, and excellence.” Total Wine, 1139 Fifth St., Miami Beach, 786-2766545; lalique.com OD
The decanter’s stopper represents the succulent heart of the blue agave plant, whose juice is fermented and distilled to produce tequila.
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COCKTAILS & DREAMS It was only a matter of time before someone took the typical Miami bottle-service nightclub experience and added some refinement to it. Enter
At Sweet Liberty, award-winning bartender John Lermayer is serving dressed-up libations in a midcentury Americana-meets-tropical industrial space. Nosh on some cauliﬂower nachos or popcorn and shrimp, and wash it down with the signature Big Banana Julep (with sous-vide banana rum, bonded bourbon, and salted banana syrup) that allows a maximum of one per person. 237 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8217; mysweetliberty.com
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PUBBELLY VETERANS RENE REYES AND JOHN GALLO DISH OUT WILDLY INVENTIVE AND FLAVORFUL FARE IN MIAMI’S UPPER EAST SIDE. BY CARLA TORRES “A little pinch of this, a little pinch of that” is exactly what you get at the burgeoning Upper East Side’s newest, and undoubtedly freshest, neighborhood joint, Pinch Kitchen—at least according to chefs, partners, and Pubbelly alums John Gallo and Rene Reyes. “We always knew we’d open a restaurant together,” says the duo, who first met in the kitchen of Casa Tua over a decade ago and reunited at Barceloneta. It was there that the idea for Pinch—freestyle American cooking paired with superb craft beer—was born. Dishes pack more than just a pinch of bold flavors, from pungent (in a good way) sous-vide endives in Valdeón fonduta to earthy roasted carrots harvested nearby covered in tzatziki to boozy and sweet baba au rhum accompanied by savory and herbaceous thyme ice cream. Pinch is a treat for your taste buds from start to finish. 8601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-631-2018; pinchmiami.com OD
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Painting the town Red Bona fide starlet Katie Holmes took a night off from Basel madness to celeBrate her viBrant decemBer Ocean Drive cover and our annual art of the Party. by Katie jacKson In the midst of her very first Art Basel in Miami Beach experience, Katie Holmes posed for a flurry of flashing cameras at Ocean Drive’s annual Basel soirée Art of the Party—and revealed her gorgeously captivating December issue cover. Ever the down-to-earth beauty, Holmes happily greeted excited guests and die-hard Dawson’s Creek fans before being whisked inside Miami power couple Petra and Stephen Levin’s lavish bayfront mansion (the former home of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez). Holmes, who stunned in a red Azzedine Alaïa dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, mingled with Miami’s elite in front of magnificent views of the city’s skyline. Although she’s rarely idle (she was fresh from shooting the Showtime series Ray Donovan and the upcoming film Touched with Fire while also making her directorial debut with All We Had), Holmes was thrilled to escape to the Magic City. “I love the weather, the restaurants,” she told Ocean Drive. The actress/director also makes time to practice her newfound passion: painting. “It’s how I unwind,” Holmes says in her cover feature. “I surround myself with friends who are very artistic, and I work a lot, so I’m constantly with really creative people. I get inspired by other people.” OD
Actress, activist, and selfproclaimed “wannabe artist” Katie Holmes epitomized Miami chic in a red Azzedine Alaïa dress and Manolo Blahnik heels while celebrating her stunning December cover at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party soirée.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Jorge Pérez and Wyclef Jean at The Collection Porsche’s Art Basel kickoff celebration at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Simon de Pury, Len Blavatnik, and will.i.am at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach grand opening, presented by Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik. Alex von Furstenberg, Elle Macpherson, and Vito Schnabel at the sixth annual Dom Perignon Art Basel celebration at the W South Beach.
Noah Horowitz, Rodman Primack, and Marc Spiegler at the DesignMiami/ 11th-edition kickoff cocktail celebration at Casa Claridge’s at Faena Miami Beach.
JET-SETTERS FROM ACROSS the globe
descended on Miami’s shores to celebrate the 14th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach. Supermodel Elle Macpherson and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez attended the exclusive Dom Perignon Art Basel fête at the W South Beach, while real estate king Jorge Pérez partied it up on singer Wyclef Jean’s shoulders at The Collection Porsche’s over-the-top Art Basel kickoff celebration at PAMM. Mara Hoffman and Rosario Dawson at the Surf Lodge pop-up store celebration at The Hall South Beach.
Alex Rodriguez and Peter Brant at the sixth annual Dom Perignon Art Basel celebration at the W Hotel South Beach.
Eva Franch Gilabert, Tiffany Chestler, Lisa Austin, Amanda Sanfilippo, Brandi Reddick, Patricia Hanna, Avra Jain, Sofia Bastidas, and Anthony Spinello at Platform 2015, part of “Littlest Sister” at Spinello Projects.
Sam Keller, Craig Robins, and Larry Gagosian at the opening reception for the Gagosian Gallery and Jeffrey Deitch’s “Unrealism” exhibition in the Design District.
Chelsea Leyland and Solange Knowles at the grand opening of Fendi in the Design District.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik
Jesse Jo Stark, Lenny Kravitz, Laurie Lynn Stark, Cat McNeil, and Bella Hadid at Chrome Hearts’ Art Basel 2015 celebration in the Design District.
Royal Ivey, Charlie Bell, Rich Kleiman, and Kevin Durant at Chrome Hearts’ Art Basel 2015 celebration in the Design District.
BASEL STARS SINGING SENSATION Ellie Goulding celebrated the highly anticipated launch of her MAC Cosmetics collaboration with an intimate poolside performance at the Miami Beach Edition. Meanwhile, in the Design District, superstar Lenny Kravitz and NBA star Kevin Durant toasted Chrome Hearts Miami’s latest collaborations during the boutique’s upscale Art Basel 2015 soirée. Sarah Arison and Isaac Julien at the National YoungArts Foundation’s Art Basel kickoff, featuring the exhibitions “The Future Was Written” by Daniel Arsham and “Stones Against Diamonds” by Isaac Julien.
Aby Rosen at the Art Basel in Miami Beach “First Choice” VIP preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow at the DKNY and New Museum partnership VIP dinner celebration at the Miami Beach Edition.
Ellie Goulding at her MAC Cosmetics collaboration private poolside celebration at the Miami Beach Edition.
Rashaad Newsome and Omar Murray at the “King of Arms Miami” parade in the Design District.
Juwan and Jenine Howard with Jason Arasheben at the Jason of Beverly Hills Art Basel celebration hosted by the Howards.
Fisher Stevens and Alfred Spellman at the debut of Rockwell.
Priscilla Huggins and Guy Gerber Zhukova at the Artsy and Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel, Artsy Projects celebration at Driftwood Room.
Bonnie Clearwater at the Art Basel in Miami Beach “First Choice” VIP preview at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Nadja Swarovski and Yves Behar at the DesignMiami/ Design Visionary Award dinner. Cristina Lei Rodriguez and Carl Pascuzzi at the Sotheby’s Art Week kickoff celebration at 1 Hotel South Beach.
Richard LeFrak and Jeff Soffer at the sixth annual Dom Perignon Art Basel celebration at the W Hotel South Beach.
Cyril Duval, Mark Hsu, and Fahad Alhunaif at the ICA Miami and White Zinfandel brunch at Palm Court in the Design District.
Larry Bell at his “6 X 6: An Improvisation” exhibition, presented by White Cube at the Melin Building.
Michele Bonan with Leticia and Miky Grendene at the Fortune International Group and Chateau Group celebration for Bonan at Casa Tua.
Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin at their launch of the Global Gift Foundation’s US initiative dinner at the Auberge Residences and Spa sales center.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik China Chow and Julian Lennon at the Andy Warhol Museum dinner celebration for the “Michael Chow: Voice for My Father” exhibition at Mr. Chow at the W South Beach.
George Lindemann, Jose Diaz, and Diane Lieberman at the Bass Museum of Art dinner in honor of Sylvie Fleury at the Miami Beach Edition. Gabrielle Union at the Calypso St. Barth pop-up at Soho Beach House.
Brittany Christian and Domingo Zapata at the “Angels on Earth” celebration at Wall at the W South Beach.
Javier Abdala at the Deutsch Fine Art presentation of Abdala’s latest exhibition at a private residence.
Cricket Taplin and Alan Sonfist at the 14th annual Art Basel Brunch at the Sagamore.
Eva Chow, Vittorio Grigolo, Michael Chow, and Vincenzo Scalera at the Andy Warhol Museum dinner celebration for the “Michael Chow: Voice for My Father” exhibition at Mr. Chow at the W South Beach.
Xavier Nolot, Olivier Audemars, and Tim Sayler at the Audemars Piguet and Art Basel Global Partnership Renewal celebration at the VIP Art Collectors Lounge.
Dori Cooperman and Damien Hirst at the sixth annual Dom Perignon Art Basel celebration at the W Hotel South Beach.
Brian James and Nathalie Cadet-James at the WolfsonianFIU and Vanity Fair Art Basel celebration at The Wolfsonian-FIU.
Lola Langusta and Miguel at the Artsy, Sandro Paris, and Interview magazine BBQ at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
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Martin Taplin and Amar Bakshi at the 14th annual Art Basel Brunch at the Sagamore. Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Maye Musk, Richard Evans, and Kim Heirston Evans at the Bosco Sodi at Shelborne Wyndham grand opening.
Matthew Chevallard and ILoveMakonnen at the Del Toro 10th-anniversary celebration at the Del Toro boutique in Wynwood.
Rose McGowan and Isabella Burley at the “Future Relic 04” afterparty at Basement Miami at the Miami Beach Edition.
Marc Leder, Laura Kimpton, and Marc Bell at the “Art of Burning Man” party at the SLS South Beach.
Derek Blasberg and Dasha Zhukova at the Artsy and Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel, Artsy Projects celebration at Driftwood Room. Patrick Schumacher, Zaha Hadid, and Robbie Antonio at DesignMiami/.
Nikolai and Simon Haas at DesignMiami/.
Giorgio Moroder at Basement Miami at the Miami Beach Edition.
David Martin and Chad Oppenheim at the Wolfsonian-FIU and Vanity Fair Art Basel celebration at The Wolfsonian-FIU.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Manny Hernandez
Nick Korniloff, Franklin Sirmans, and Pamela Cohen at the premiere of Art Miami.
Magnus Sodamin at the “Walls of Change” dinner and celebration at Wynwood Walls. Jessica Goldman and Peter Tunney at the “Walls of Change” dinner and celebration at Wynwood Walls. Francesca Cruz and Brian Antoni at the book release celebration for Ricardo Barroso Interiors at Casa Tua.
Joey Goldman and Adrien Brody at the unveiling of the “Gold Man Stardust” exhibit at Avant Gallery in Wynwood.
Andrea Bocelli at the Baptist Health Foundation private concert at a private residence in Key Biscayne.
Stacy Mancusco with Lourdes Gimenez and Mayor Carlos Gimenez at DASH’s Taste of Design at the Moore Building.
WORLD-RENOWNED TENOR Andrea Bocelli serenaded attendees during a special concert for Baptist Health Foundation VIP contributors at a private residence in Key Biscayne. In Wynwood, Jessica Goldman and other VIPs perused new large-scale murals and installations by globally acclaimed street artists at the “Walls of Change” event at the evercolorful Wynwood Walls.
José Andrés, Lee Brian Schrager, and Ricardo Restrepo at Raul and Milu DeMolina’s annual Art Basel celebration at the Grand Bay in Key Biscayne. Jose and Hector Martinez at the Salon Series at the YoungArts Foundation.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Manny Hernandez
Lily and Emilio Estefan with Carole Seikaly at the NADER Latin American Museum of Artâ€™s Art Basel celebration in Wynwood. Luther Campbell at the 2015 Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College.
Chrissie Erpf and Larry Gagosian at the Vanity Fair and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale dinner at Juvia on Miami Beach.
Jesse Eisenberg at the 2015 Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College.
A-LIST ACTION ACADEMY AWARDâ€“NOMINATED ACTOR Jesse Eisenberg read from his
first collection of short stories, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, at the 2015 Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College, while saxophonist Kenny G posed for a photo before his live concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Over the bridge on South Beach, Romero Britto and Sylvester Stallone showed off their muscles at the Delano.
Russell Simmons, Tangie Murray, Simon de Pury, and Danny Simmons at the Art for Life art auction at Park Grove. Karlie Kloss at the Vanity Fair and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale dinner at Juvia on Miami Beach.
Kevin Sharpley, Vanessa Perez, and Willie Clark at the private screening of Spectre at Sunset Place.
David and Marla Bercuson at the private screening of Spectre at Sunset Place.
J. Harrison Ghee and Harry Wayne at Kinky Boots at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Kenny G at his live concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Rich and DawnChere Wilkerson at the book release celebration for Ricardo Barroso Interiors at Casa Tua.
Romero Britto and Sylvester Stallone at the Delano.
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wild women do Fresh off her fourth walk down Victoria’s Secret’s famed fashion show runway, Australian model Shanina Shaik is kicking off 2016 with big goals and a beachside engagement ft for a bombshell. by jill sier acki photography by r andall slavin styling by faye power shot on location at the seminole hard rock hotel & casino in hollywood
Bodysuit, Thakoon ($590). The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899; thewebstermiami.com. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com
much as I love holiday time, it’s good to try and get back to work,” says model Shanina Shaik, who spent the last few weeks of 2015 on a whirlwind vacation tour, including the Bahamas for Christmas, Dubai for New Year’s Eve, and then a restful stop in the Maldives. The trip alone is impressive, but the fact that Shaik got engaged—to her boyfriend of nine months, Miami superstar Greg “DJ Ruckus” Andrews—during the sojourn made the getaway one for the record books. In fact, much of Shaik’s winter was memory-making. In November, she took her fourth walk down Victoria’s Secret’s famed fashion show runway, modeling a sexy black bustier and matching butterfly wings; a month later, she and Ruckus were in town cruising Art Basel in Miami Beach, and then again for Ocean Drive’s cover shoot at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. “Coming from Australia, I’m always in quite nice weather, and the beach, so when I do go to Miami, it gives me a sense of home,” says Shaik, who loves shopping at The Webster. “Every time I go there, I just have lots of fun. The people are really nice, too. It feels free-spirited. This trip was my mum’s first time going to Miami, actually, and she really loved it as well. Miami has a lot to offer and so many things to do.” However, this jet-setting lifestyle is miles beyond where the self-professed shy girl started when she launched her modeling career. Here, the 24-year-old stunner—who gets her exotic beauty from her Lithuanian and Australian mom and Pakistani
and Saudi Arabian dad—details how her mother helped her build confidence and overcome bullying, her early struggles to fit in in the modeling industry, the Victoria’s Secret Angel who first took her under her “wings,” and the racism Shaik faced on her way to superstardom. How were you discovered as a model? At the age of 7 to 8 years, I began kids modeling. I was doing catalog work in Australia. I was quite shy growing up, so my mum actually wanted me to try it to bring more confidence to myself. When high school began, I was accepted into the accelerated program, so my mum said, “You need to quit modeling for a while and focus on your school work, and if it comes up again when you have time and you finish high school, then you should do it.” So I did that, but I think it was just meant to be. I’m very big on energy and things that happen around you, and I think the universe was pushing me in that direction where a lot of people were saying, “You need to do modeling.” So at the age of 15, 16, I did a Girlfriend magazine model search. But your big break was actually during a reality show? I don’t look like the typical Australian girl, and it was harder for clients to understand my look, so I went on Make Me a Super model. I was still quite shy. I told my mum on the morning of that I didn’t want to go, and she was like, “Shanina, I think you should just try.” I had someone take a photo of me backstage while we were filming on a camera phone, and [while] I didn’t win, I became runner-up. But because of that photo, I got a contract with a New York agency.
Bodysuit ($595) and pants ($895), Cushnie et Ochs. Ida & Harry’s, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., 305-674-4781. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500; jennifer fisherjewelry.com opposite page: Dress, Versus Versace ($925). Miami Design District, 186 NE 39th St., 305-5738345; versusversace.com. Bangle, Alexis Bittar ($75). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8656161; neimanmarcus.com. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com beauty: Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray ($36). Danny Jelaca Salon, 500 S. Pointe Dr., Ste. 120, Miami Beach, 305-6049696; net-a-porter.com. Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel ($46). Danny Jelaca Salon, see above; leonorgreyl-usa .com. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base ($48) and La Base ($27). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305868-0550; chanel.com. Dior 5 Couleurs Designer in #508 and #646 ($62 each). Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall, 7687 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 305662-8655; saks.com. FACE atelier Ultra Foundation ($24). Ricky’s NYC, 657 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-6748511; rickysnyc.com. Tom Ford Lipstick in Warm Sable ($52). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above
“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, anybody can be bullied.”
Cardigan, Missoni ($1,375). Intermix, 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950; intermix online.com. Bodysuit, Norma Kamali ($575). Atrium, 1931 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6950757; atriumnyc.com opposite page: Gown, Jonathan Simkhai ($1,295). Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8656161; neimanmarcus.com. Bracelet, Oscar de la Renta ($390). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-7986; oscardelarenta.com. Midi rings, Jennifer Fisher ($170 each). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., 786-2574500; jenniferfisher jewelry.com
How did you get involved with Victoria’s Secret? When I came to New York, the first week pretty much, they were interested in me. There was talk that I looked like Adriana Lima—and I couldn’t see that at all! At the age of 17, they were telling me I was so sexy, and I didn’t understand that—I was like, I’m not doing anything, though… I was still so young, and at that time, they didn’t have Pink. When I was 20, I really came into myself as being more of a woman. My body changed, elongated, stretched out; I got rid of my baby fat on my face, and I booked the show. For any model to book the Victoria’s Secret show, it changes their career. It’s always been a dream of mine. Have there been role models in the industry that you emulate, or respect how their careers have developed that you hope to follow? Funny enough, to be honest, it was Adriana Lima. And the best part was, when I did my first show, I didn’t know anybody else, I didn’t do any high fashion work at that point, so I was really still kind of brand-new to the industry. I was sitting by myself, waiting to do rehearsals, and Adriana was the first person that came up to me and asked who I was, asked how I am, and complimented me. She’s really such a beautiful, down-to-earth girl. Your look is so different because you have such an unusual cultural background. Did that present any challenges when you started out? Yes, my mother is Australian-Lithuanian and my father was
born in Singapore, but he’s Pakistani-Saudi Arabian. Growing up, I was bullied when I was in high school. When I think about it now, I’m really happy that it did happen, because I gained a lot of confidence from it; I was stronger, I became more independent, and I learned a lot about myself. It gave me strength to go on to do what I need to do today. People see beautiful models, and it’s hard to believe they could have been bullied. It doesn’t matter who you are and what you look like, anybody can be bullied. There are a lot of models who were bullied when they were younger just because they looked tall and lanky. At the time it was jealousy, and I didn’t understand that [then]. It was more mental, emotional bullying, and I was really embarrassed because I thought bullying was when you go to school and there’s a big bully and they physically hurt you. It was kind of racist, derogative terms thrown every day, too. I actually stopped going to school because I was tired of the hurt, the taunting, the negative statements. Kids can be quite cruel, and they just follow one person, so when one girl didn’t like me, it became a group, so I felt really left out. How has overcoming that helped you as a model? You hear the most outrageous comments about yourself. I would say to any girl who is coming into the modeling industry, definitely love yourself and know that this is your body, this is your face, you’re not going to be anybody else, and then just be really confident in yourself.
How has your religious background and upbringing played a role in your life? When my mother married [my dad], she had to change to Islam, so my brother and I were both born and raised Muslim. My dad’s not a superstrict Muslim, so I had a really normal upbringing. It was just about respecting the religion, like how we ate (no pork, trying to eat halal food). My mum and dad did get divorced when I was 6 or 7, so he wasn’t in my life as much after that [and] she changed back to Catholic. My mum basically said to me, “We are our own person, we believe in our own beliefs, and we can choose what religion we want to follow.” I respect both my father’s and my mother’s religion. How does your dad feel about you modeling lingerie? My dad is super understanding; he loves his children. He says whatever makes me happy makes him happy. He knows I’m smart and have my head on straight. I have goals with my career, and he knows that I’ll always respect myself. Victoria’s Secret is a brand that showcases a woman being fit, beautiful, and healthy, and having confidence, but is also respectful, too, so I’m not doing anything too over the top or raunchy. I think that would be an issue if that were the case. Your mother appears a lot in your social media. What are some lessons she taught you that still resonate? My mum is my number-one fan. She’s always pretty much told me to just be positive and know that I’m unique, and I need to always be myself, and kind and caring, because whatever you put out will come back to you. How has social media helped you in your career? Social media allows me to show people the real me; you see the people that I love and the things that I love to eat and the things
that make me laugh and smile, and the places that I love to go. It’s really important, especially in modeling—what makes girls stand out is their personality. And apparently it’s a great place to announce that you got engaged. Were you surprised? Yes, I was truly surprised. I’ve been with Greg for about nine months now, so it was really quick, but it feels right. We’re best friends, and we’re obviously very much in love, and we have lots of fun with each other. We understand each other’s life and career, and I think that’s important as well. I was super happy and so excited that he asked me to marry him. Are you one of those people who has been imagining your wedding day since you were 4? I think every girl pretty much dreams about what she would like for her wedding day, but I’m also not very traditional. I actually want a small wedding; I don’t want a big, poufy dress. I want to be on a beach. I think those things will definitely happen. It was reported you had the choice between two Lorraine Schwartz rings. What made you pick the ring that you did? I don’t actually wear a lot of jewelry; I’m very minimal. If I do like jewelry, it’s very traditional. What I did love about the ring I chose was it has a G and an S on the back, and in the S is my birthstone, amethyst. So that’s really special to me. Now that you’ve accomplished your goal of walking in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, what are some new goals you’ve set for yourself this year? Working with a charity, working with younger girls, is a goal of mine. From my experience of being bullied, I want to help kids, to give them the knowledge, to guide them and support them, if they are dealing with bullying and issues at school. od
“My mum told me to just be positive and know that I am unique and be kind and caring, because whatever you put out will come back to you.”
Swimsuit, La Perla ($318). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-3173; laperla.com. 18k gold, black sapphires, and black jade stone earrings, Dolce & Gabbana ($1,950). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-8660503; dolcegabbana.com opposite page: Dress, Thakoon
($1,950). The Webster, 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-7899; thewebster miami.com. Bodysuit, Bottega Veneta ($1,100). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-6247; bottegaveneta .com. Midi ring, Jennifer Fisher ($170). The Edition Miami Beach Hotel, 2901 Collins Ave., 786-257-4500; jenniferfisherjewelry.com Hair by Danny Jelaca Makeup by Taryll Atkins/ABTP Nails by Isis Antelo/ABTP Photo assistant: Rene Gomez Stylist’s assistant: Ali Marino Video by Anthony Pearson The AAA Four Diamond-rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood offers 500 rock star suites, award-winning restaurants, a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live arena as well as a 4.5-acre tropical pool oasis and Beach Club, full-service Rock Spa, fitness center, nightlife, shopping, and convention space. For more information, visit seminolehardrock hollywood.com.
THE risE of brickEll
The country’s fastestgrowing metropolis is creating a bustling city life just miles away from Miami’s beautiful beaches. by jon warech
In the fall of 2009—the middle of the financial- and condo-markets crash—Eddy Arriola was in the process of purchasing what is now Apollo Bank in Brickell. He snuck into the building after work hours to do his due diligence because the wealthy Chilean owners didn’t want their employees to worry. “At 9:30 pm I walked out, and there was no place for me to eat, no place for me to grab a drink,” says Arriola, Apollo Bank’s CEO. “I looked up at the residential towers behind our building, and there was not one light on. I remember thinking, The world has come to an end, and we’re buying a bank.” In just six years, everything has changed. Brickell is now, unequivocally, the center of Miami. It is the heart of the city’s financial, residential, and soon, commercial, universe, and it seemingly happened overnight. “By April 2010, when I took out the new management team for drinks, there was a happening scene at Mary Brickell Village, and those two residential buildings had half the lights on,” recalls Arriola, who feels moving his company’s headquarters to Brickell was the best decision they made. “I realized afterwards that the financial meltdown and real estate crash had been a great thing for Brickell to fulfill its destiny as a place to live, work, and play.” The crash allowed an influx of young people, who originally couldn’t afford the high prices, to call the neighborhood home and make the area, for lack of a better term, cool. “We started off in 2009 with 62 percent occupancy, and that grew over the next four years to 95 percent occupancy,” says Alyce Robertson, executive director of Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), who estimates the current population base to be largely 25- to 44-year-olds. “There were virtually no condos left to be had.” That diverse group of young professionals found themselves enjoying happy hours at Truluck’s, downing cocktails at Blackbird Ordinary, and belting out karaoke accompanied by a live band at Blue Martini. And that was just on a Tuesday. “There’s a new generation here who used to go large two or three nights a week on South Beach that are now coming to Brickell,” says Buster Cox, who
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boat parked outside of El Cielo restaurant; performers onstage at El Tucán; Tito Puente Jr. at El Tucán.
brainchild of David Grutman, the South Beach nightclub king, and serves decadent dishes from lunch until the early-morning hours with a side of energy usually reserved for South Beach. Down the street, Peruvian restaurant Coya offers a members-only lounge with a seasonally changing cocktail list and exclusive events. And El Tucán delivers live shows during two nightly dinner seatings, creating a unique club atmosphere reminiscent of 1940s Cuba. Many, like El Tucán, could be found in South Beach, but partners and founders Michael Ridard and Mathieu Massa (who also own Bâoli in South Beach) opted for the new bright lights of Brickell. “One reason is the local Latin community, and the other is that there was no nightlife entertainment here and all those people didn’t want to drive to South Beach,” says Massa, who has seen everyone from locals to Will Smith dance the night away in his club. “We wanted to attract locals instead of tourists. That’s who makes you survive.” Proving the neighborhood’s diversity, residents also love Sidebar, a place where businesspeople can loosen their tie and grab a cocktail among skater kids and local artists. “We get so many walks of life,” says owner Jason Odio, who is also opening Baby Jane this year. “Locals seem to be clamoring for new experiences in new areas.”
“The financial meltdown and real estate crash had been a great thing for Brickell to fulfill its destiny as a place to live, work, and play.” —Eddy Arriola
The catalyst in the urbanization of Miami is Brickell City Centre, the $1.05 billion mixed-use development that will include luxury shopping, two residential towers, an East Hotel, and two mid-rise office towers. “We felt the development was a symbol for the future of Miami,” says Clare Laverty of Swire Properties, the developer. “We were trying to curate a lifestyle and build off the model that we have in Hong Kong and China, where you have these very successful mixed-use urban developments where people live, work, and play, and stay on the hotel side.” Brickell City Centre will create a hub within the urban core and fill in the gaps, allowing more Brickell residents to ditch their cars and live the city life they so desire. People will stroll up on foot, ride a Citi Bike, or take the Metrorail or Metromover to dine at Quinto La Huella, sip cocktails at Sugar, and shop at
photography by Diana Zapata/bFa.com (puente). opposite page: WorlDreDeye.com (arison, menocal, oDio, rosenbaum, shear); gary James (coya)
hosts the karaoke night at Blue Martini. “They have their new condos in Brickell, so this is where they want to be.” The rise in Brickell’s popularity allowed for a surge in luxury, introducing high-end residences such as The Related Group’s Arquitectonica-designed Icon Brickell, which wowed buyers with its 28,000-squarefoot spa and $5 million abstract “faces” sculpture garden entrance. “I think it pushed prices and created a mass of wealthy buyers and renters,” says Carlos Rosso, president of the condominium division at The Related Group. “With those wealthy buyers and wealthy renters came good restaurants, a great hotel, and amazing amenities.” On the Icon Brickell property alone, there’s Cipriani Downtown, a David Beckham favorite; Cantina La Veinte, where Owen Wilson dined during Art Basel; and Fifty Ultra Lounge, where Pamela Anderson hosted a New Year’s Eve party. Around town, a similar transformation occurred with fine dining and high-end nightlife venues popping up, creating options for locals and visitors with varying tastes in lifestyle. There’s the award-winning El Cielo, a Colombian restaurant from chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, that’s bringing life to the Miami River, and as Robertson of the DDA says, “has a romantic feel to it.” Komodo, in the heart of Brickell, is the
Faces oF Brickell The perfect mix of financial and lifestyle scenes now call Brickell home, including these tastemakers:
Nick arisoN The CEO of the Miami Heat blends in pretty well with the Brickell crowd considering he’s likely the most popular guy in town, with a roster of employees including Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
emilia meNocal The creative director at El Tucán, Menocal also directed a documentary about underground hip-hop in 1980s Cuba.
Valentino, Chopard, or the 107,000square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue. “Miamians are learning how to walk again,” says Related Group’s Rosso, who notes that Latin American buyers used to places like Mexico City, Caracas, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo enjoy an urban center. “All those characters that were in our brochures walking the streets are starting to show up in Brickell.” And much like the influx of youth, Miamians can also thank the market crash for the creation of Brickell City Centre. According to Stephen Owens, president of Swire Properties, the initial two blocks of the now five-block center were on the market in 2007 for $110 million. “We bought it in October 2008—roughly two weeks after Lehman Brothers went out of business and the banking industry was in total chaos—for $41 million,” says Owens. “It was probably overpriced at $110 million, but we think we got a pretty good buy at 40 cents on the dollar.” You can call it good fortune, but anyone tracking Swire’s work in Brickell knows the deal was simply shrewd business. The company’s vision for this thriving city life began in 1979, when it purchased Claughton Island and renamed it Brickell Key. “We did that because we wanted to be part of the Brickell community,” says
The bar at Peruvian restaurant Coya.
Owens. “There were certainly some that challenged our thinking and said, ‘Why don’t you stay this exclusive, private island?’ But we felt being part of the Brickell district was where we should position ourselves for the future.” The deal, which in retrospect was a Louisiana Purchase-like steal at $17 million for 80 percent of the island—“You’d probably get 10 times that for just one of the building lots today,” says Owens—laid the foundation for the mixed-use environment with residential, commercial, and office space, and a pedestrian day walk surrounding the island to boot. Swire added the upscale Mandarin Oriental in 2000 because the international brand shared the company’s vision for Brickell’s future. “They didn’t look at Miami as being exclusively a by-product of the US economy, but one that was an economy expanding in a different direction, which was clearly to the south,” he says. “They saw the prospect of Miami, not just the potential.” It sparked a growth that led to necessary hotels like Conrad Miami and Four Seasons, and a flood of luxury high-rise condominiums that despite a market crash could not be built fast enough. Yes, there were scary moments (“There was a period of time when [the company] sent me back to Hong Kong for three years,” says
JasoN odio The Sidebar owner was a key South Beach player working for the Opium Group, but he moved to Brickell six years ago and expanded his nightlife horizons.
ashley aNd JP roseNBaum A happy couple that fell in love on Season 7 of The Bachelorette; they fell equally in love with Brickell after JP’s real estate job required a move.
ryaN shear A principal of Property Markets Group, Shear is a Miami native who lives at the Epic and spends his days running the South Florida division of the real estate acquisitions and development firm.
Owens), but those, like Swire, The Related Group, and Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group, who “saw the prospect” prevailed. On this cycle alone, Related Group has residential towers 1100 Millecento and My Brickell completed, and Brickell Heights—a two-tower, 690-unit luxury condominium with five rooftop pools and 50,000-square-foot Equinox and Brickell’s first SoulCycle studio—set for completion this year. The company also has SLS Brickell and SLS Lux Brickell Hotel & Residences in the works, separate projects in collaboration with hospitality group sbe that will welcome fine dining like Katsuya and offer a combination hotel and residence with amenities unparalleled in Miami. Possibly the largest project of them all, One Brickell, will contain three towers
A rendering of Brickell’s skyline, which includes Brickell City Centre, East Hotel, and SLS Lux Brickell.
combining residential, hotel, office, and retail—continuing the all-in-one trend that is the wave of the future in town. Colombo, who helped shape the Brickell skyline early on with Bristol Tower and Santa Maria (and Epic Residences and Hotel just across the river), is also playing a major role in what his company calls the “Manhattanization” of Brickell, with the addition of Brickell Flatiron, a 64-story residential tower that will be the largest of its kind south of New York. “Back then, buying a condo was about living in a house without the hassle of the house,” Colombo says of his first buildings. “Today, the perspective has changed, and the focus is on the convenience of living in the urban core.” Among the conveniences of Brickell
Flatiron when it opens in 2018 will be a rooftop gym, pool, and Sky Spa in a spot where Colombo opted for a common area instead of a multimillion-dollar penthouse in order to cater to the needs of the modern resident. “I wouldn’t be surprised if on a really clear day you can see Bimini,” he says of the rooftop view. “As they say, the sky is the limit.” That’s the common mantra among Brickell developers, restaurateurs, and shop owners. There is no limit to what the neighborhood can become, and it’s all happening because the goal of city living is universal. “At the end of the day, we in the development community are all building this new urban Miami together,” says Owens. “It’s not one against the other. We’re doing it collectively.” OD
The ArT of Brickell Colors, shapes, and sizes give a museum-worthy quality to the cityscape.
photography Courtesy of swire properties inC. (BriCkell City Centre)
Part of what makes Brickell special is that it’s not just a concrete jungle with a cement skyline. Matching the beauty of Biscayne Bay are buildings with an artistic flair both inside and out. The Related Group has made the famous Fernando Botero sculpture the face (or “torso” in this case) of the SLS Lux Brickell Hotel & Residences. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, the lobby at SLS Lux will also feature museumquality art curated by the Related team. Brickell Heights’ interiors come courtesy of David Rockwell, who designed the 2009 and 2010 Oscar sets, and Fabian Burgos will paint several murals for the building’s exterior. “Those are things that we think help promote Brickell and make it a better place with more soul and more personality,” says Carlos Rosso of The Related Group. Over at Brickell Flatiron, artist Julian Schnabel has been tapped to create the public spaces, and based on the sales center he designed, they should be works of art in their own right. Finally, Brickell City Centre is home to the $30 million Climate Ribbon, which combines aesthetics and science to manage airflow and temperature through a 150,000-square-foot piece of art.
Brickell Flatiron will have public spaces designed by Julian Schnabel (pictured, the lobby). above: A Fernando Botero sculpture in front of SLS Lux Brickell Hotel & Residences. left, from top: The David Rockwell lobby at Brickell Heights; a street view rendering of Brickell City Centre.
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gown, Givenchy ($2,660). Nordstrom, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-356-6900; nordstrom.com. Cuff, Chanel ($2,525). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8680550; chanel.com. Black chain sandals, Marc Jacobs ($1,395). 3930 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-864-2626; marcjacobs.com
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Headdress swing, Artefacto by Pax.Arq ($6,900), and Canoa lamp, Artefacto ($7,000). 4440 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; artefacto.com
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Top, Dior ($2,200 for ensemble). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-867-1900; dior.com. Pants, DSquared2 ($1,995). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-7880; dsquared2.com. 18k rose-gold Calla necklace, Vhernier ($23,800). Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 786-615-2722; vhernier.it. Ibiza heels, Diane von Furstenberg
($348). Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-735-8960; dvf.com. on right: Marlin cutout jumpsuit, BCBG Max Azria ($298). Aventura Mall, 305-933-6980; bcbg.com. Flower Bud earrings, Tory Burch ($195). Aventura Mall, 305-932-9337; toryburch.com. Ring, Oscar de la Renta ($290). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-7986; oscar delarenta.com. Clarita
sandals, Alexandre Birman ($850). Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Dr., Miami, 305-661-7767; caprettoshoes.com Three-seater sofa, Tiziano side table, Riflesso.2 stand mirror, and Dorian.2 chest of drawers, Roberto Cavalli Home (all price on request). Casa Collezioni, Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach,
954-404-8983; robertocavalli.com opposite page: Ublo bar ($5,605), bar stools ($1,470 each), and Turbine bronze mirror ($1,735), Roche Bobois. 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017; 19907 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-0035; roche-bobois.com
Slip dress (price on request) and Lilia sandals ($790), Oscar de la Renta. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8687986; oscardelarenta.com. Cuff, Alexis Bittar ($245). Nordstrom, Village of Merrick Park, 390 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-999-1313; nordstrom.com Mah Jong modular sofa with Missoni fabric, (price on request), Radian occasional table (from $850), Meditation chaise lounge ($6,475), Vanity bed ($11,795 for queen, not including mattress or base), faux-fur throw ($425), and Hopper Grenat red cushion ($220), Roche Bobois. 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-4441017; 19907 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-0035; roche-bobois.com
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and trench (price on request), Ohne Titel. Atrium, 1931 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6950757; ohnetitel.com. Mules, Boss ($1,095). Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-7926099; hugboss.com. in white: Dress, Calvin Klein Collection ($2,595). The Webster, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-6544; calvin klein.com. Double-link chain choker, Jennifer Fisher ($1,235). barneys .com. Sandals, Alexandre Birman ($995). Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Dr., Miami, 305-661-7767; caprettoshoes.com Pouchkine upholstered bed ($11,295 for queen, $12,015 for king), Vendome bedside chest ($9,990), and Lyre low table lamp ($2,685), Baker Furniture. Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, 954-920-4565; bakerfurniture.com. Cosmopolitan Mosaic mirrors, Friedman Brothers ($5,586). Baker Furniture, see above
Dress, T. by Alexander Wang ($1,165). The Webster, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-868-6544; thewebster.us. Carnation earrings ($245) and ring ($290), Oscar de la Renta. Bal Harbour Shops, 305-868-7986; oscardelarenta.com. Vagihista sandals, Manolo Blahnik ($1,895). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 305-865-1100; saks.com Hayden steel bench and ceiling installation, Artefacto (both price on request). 4440 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; artefacto.com Hair and makeup by Taryll Atkins at Timothy Priano Styling assistance by Ali Marino Produced by Pix Producers Inc Models: Alexandra L. at MC2, Anja V. at Wilhelmina, and Kimberly Mens at Next
Derek Kaplan inspects some of the pastries at his Wynwood bakery and cafĂŠ, Fireman Derekâ€™s (below).
As Miami continues to grow, so does its flourishing pool of artisans churning out exclusive-to-South Florida gourmet delicacies. by carla torres
photography by GarY JaMes
FIREMAN’S DOZEN Full-time Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan puts out blazes, saves lives, and bakes up a storm at his Fireman Derek’s bakery in Wynwood.
SIT IN A ROOM WITH MIAMI GOURMANDS long enough and it’s only a matter of time before someone starts comparing the Magic City to food meccas like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco. Typically the conversation will end with the question “So, why aren’t we there yet?” The answer: Because we got a late start—but we’re on our way. A young metropolis, Miami was founded in 1896 (compare that to 1624 for New York or 1776 for San Francisco). Miami Beach celebrated its
Sugary favorites at Fireman Derek’s include Kaplan’s crack pie: caramel, oatmeal crust, and a mountain of powdered sugar.
centennial just last year, while Joe’s Stone Crab will wrap up its 102nd season this year. If you think about it, it’s pretty remarkable that the only restaurant in the city that’s been around longer than the city itself also happens to be the secondhighest-grossing dining spot in the country (topped only by Tao Las Vegas). Yet the artisanal movement is transforming the culinary scene in Miami faster than anywhere else. If you need proof, simply pay a visit to Zak
Do you remember your first foray into the baking industry? You could say Slice & Ice in Coconut Grove were the first people to carry my pie. My first real customer was Michelle Bernstein in 2008, who tried it, loved it, and bought it for a month before her pastry chef had a fit. Do you remember the first pie you baked? Yes, in the sense that I remember squeezing the Key limes by hand into the measuring cup, and I remember separating the eggs and grinding the graham cracker. I remember all that—cooling it, putting it in the freezer, and cutting myself pieces throughout the week. How many pies are you turning out weekly? The week of Thanksgiving, we did 2,000 pies. On a regular basis we probably sell 250 to 300 a week, not including cheesecakes, cakes, cookies, brownies… What’s the secret? All fresh stuff. We don’t use or add any sugar; we use high-quality condensed milk, fresh egg yolks, and fresh juice from real Key limes. We go through about 1,200 pounds of Key limes a month. Fireman Derek’s isn’t all pies and sweets, though. A lot of people don’t know that we do breakfast and lunch—sandwiches, croissants, quiche Lorraine. Most underrated item? The empanadas. Everything from chicken to spinach and feta to queso. How much sugar do you consume? I’ve been diabetic since I was 13. I work out like a maniac and burn a lot of calories, so my muscles need sugar. Once or twice a week, I’ll have a piece of pie.
2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-703-3623; fireman derekspies.com
A selection of tacos at Taquiza (FROM LEFT): huitlacoche, lengua (with house-made charred cherry-pepper hot sauce), and al pastor. BELOW: Steve Santana torches corn for the elote (Mexican-style street corn), to be topped with cilantro-jalapeño crema, aged Cotija cheese, and Tajin seasoning.
TORTILLA TYCOON Steve Santana grinds out Miami’s most authentic tacos from a tiny shack on Collins called Taquiza. Why tacos? Washington Charles [my partner] and I know the guy who owns MI Miami Beach Hostel, the hostel that Taquiza is in, from our days at the Freehand [The Broken Shaker]. He had this space and called us to do something that was simple, cool, and people could walk up to. He said, “Let’s do tacos.” The only thing I kept saying is, “If we do tacos, we have to do them authentic and grind the corn.” Meanwhile, I’d never done any of that. So how did you learn? I’m still learning and tweaking, but we were so close to opening that we had to learn on the fly. I bought all these books on Amazon. One of my favorite people ever, Dave Arnold, president of the Museum of Food and Drink, did a random blog post years ago about the whole process of cooking corn and how to grind. That’s what I refer to. Where do you get your product? We started with Anson Mills yellow corn from South Carolina, but now we use blue corn exclusively from Masienda that comes directly from Michoacán in Mexico. How much do you make daily? We’re going through about 20 kilos of masa a day. How should people dress their taco at Taquiza? We started with four—barbacoa, pastor, lengua, and carnitas—and now we have nine. Cilantro, onion, and radish—that’s what I would do. What’s next? Breakfast: burritos, egg quesadillas, maybe a twist on a huevo ranchero. And the Grdn, a beer-focused bar mostly showcasing local breweries, like MIA and J. Wakefield, and artisan hot dogs.
1506 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-748-6099; taquizamiami.com
BIG CHEESE At the hidden North Miami gem Mimmo’s Mozzarella, cheese maker Bruno Ponce uses his hands to craft decadent wedges.
At Mimmo’s Mozzarella, a board of aged yellow cheese studded with Kalamata olives and bresaola; rollatini with prosciutto and arugula; hand-stretched Burrata; and a fresh mozzarella nodini skewer. RIGHT: Cheese maker Bruno Ponce.
Stern’s kosher Wynwood bakery, Zak the Baker, where his sourdough bread generates a line of people out the door every day. “We didn’t revolutionize the advent of bread,” Stern says. (Indeed, bread has been baked for some 2,600 years.) “We’re simply carrying out the oldest tradition in the world, but I’m glad Miami is starting to be proud of homegrown initiatives.” His beautifully baked loaves can also be found at local Whole Foods supermarkets alongside other South Florida delicacies, like Funky Buddha sourdough (made with grains from Funky Buddha Brewery’s Floridian Hefeweizen), Jammy Yummy organic vegetable jams (produced in the small home kitchen of Agnès Gallardo), and Keez Beez raw wildflower honey. “When I think of an artisan,” Stern says, “I think of a person who makes something with their hands.” And more than ever, Miami’s restaurants and culinary craftspeople are devoting their time to meticulous handiwork. Take unassuming cheese maker Bruno Ponce (a former executive chef at Casa Tua), who twists and turns 560 pounds of cheese by hand daily, crafting spheres of fresh Burrata (with flecks of porcini and truffle), knots of mozzarella, and other dairy delights. His work is delivered to Italian standbys such as Joey’s, NiDo Caffe, Café Abbraci, Café Vialetto, and Café Ragazzi,
as well as major players like Juvia, the Biltmore’s Fontana, and Michelle Bernstein’s Seagrape. Each restaurant gives the cheese its own spin (and price), but the best way to savor Ponce’s cheesy dexterity is in his sliver of a café, Mimmo’s Mozzarella, with a board for two, a bottle of wine, and maybe even a pizza. “Miami has changed enormously in the last 10 years,” says world-renowned chef Eric Ripert, owner of Le Bernardin in New York City. “I remember 20 years ago, Miami was a challenging place to find a good restaurant that was not linked to a nightclub, but today you eat extremely well in Miami Beach, in North Miami, in Aventura. Everywhere you go you can find some great food.” At the new farm-to-table restaurant Dirt, the eggs arrive from Fort Lauderdale’s Sun Fresh Farm & Ranch, where the chickens roam free and enjoy leftovers from the grocer, while fertilizing the soil to grow kale. The names of local farms like Verde, Paradise, Little River, Harpke, and Swank grace the menus of restaurants all over town. “We don’t have a freezer,” says Elad Zvi, a partner in the hyperlocal 27 Restaurant & Bar. From the arepas to the malawach (a fried bread originating with Yemenite Jews) to the guava pan de bono, everything at 27 is made from scratch—and what it doesn’t
You were originally a pizza maker. How did you end up in the cheese business? Pizza and cheese go hand in hand, literally. I’ve worked with my hands for 28 years, made pizza for 15, but didn’t know how to make cheese by hand when it’s the most artisanal act. I wanted to master the craftwork. So how did you learn? Working at Sardinia, this guy Mimmo made all the cheese. I convinced him to teach me. What’s the process? It starts at 6 AM every day. We get the curd from Massachusetts and boil water to mix with it and make a paste similar to pizza. Once the temperature and texture are ready, then we modify it and make them one by one and always by hand. Isn’t it easier to use a machine? Yeah, it’s easier, but I’m creative and don’t like shortcuts. What are the options and what’s your favorite? The Burrata—it’s creamy and explodes in your mouth. We also have mozzarella rollatini with bresaola and arugula, yellow cheese with sun-dried tomato and mozzarella, ricotta salata, aged cheese with truffle and porcini, and for dessert ricotta panna cotta and stracciatella with berries and honey reduction. What’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to cheese? When they use the same knife to cut a Brie and blue cheese. Every cheese has its own distinct taste; you need to not mix up the flavor profiles. You’ll be participating in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival for the first time this year. How did that happen? They called us to be in Italian Feast on the Beach at the Delano, hosted by Giada De Laurentiis, and we can’t wait to feed everyone our cheese.
Mimmo’s Aliette Weill sprinkling Burrata with sea salt and pepper. RIGHT: Traditional and affumicata caprese flatbreads, with fresh and smoked mozzarella, on pane carasau.
475 NE 123rd St., North Miami, 305-351-6826
SAUSAGE KING Established in 2011 by Freddy Kaufmann and his wife, Danielle, Proper Sausages went from their home kitchen to farmers markets to nationwide delivery. Where does the name come from? My wife was always very clear about a couple of things she felt were lacking in this town, one being sausage. The English take it kind of seriously. Local sausage is part of a meal over there, and here, sausage would always be so horribly disappointing. What is a proper sausage? Something you can have with a plate of mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner or on a brunch plate with potatoes and beans. Was there an outlet that helped launch Proper Sausages? We started at farmers markets, but Blue Collar was the first restaurant. I staged for owner Daniel Serfer when he was chef de cuisine for Allen Susser, and he opened his doors at the same time we started selling. Which farms do you work with and what are the criteria for selecting them? We like to know what animals are eating—antibiotic- and hormone-free and fed in ways that are natural. Jackman Ranch in Clewiston, Lake Meadow Farms in Ocoee, and a group of farms called Berkwood in Iowa are where most of our pork comes from. What’s the biggest misconception people have about the meat they’re eating? That there’s something inherently unhealthy about meat. The industrialization of meat is 150 years old, if that; you know how long ago humans started eating meat, and nobody started dying of cancer until the last 150 years. What are the top sellers? The Dub, Fig & Blue Cheese, Proper, Proper Chorizo, the Wynwood Porter, and the Romagna, which is specific to a part of Italy and has rosemary, white wine, and garlic.
9722 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786-334-5734; propersausages.com
A flat iron steak being seasoned with kosher salt at Proper Sausages.
Proper Sausages’ Freddy Kaufmann tossing penne in a ragu made with Berkshire pork sausages, Italian bacon, and ground Florida Wagyu beef. left: Sausage ragu with penne.
“Twenty years ago, Miami was a challenging place to find a good restaurant, but today you eat extremely well. Everywhere you go you can find some great food.”—eric ripert get from local farms or fishermen, it plucks straight from its rooftop garden. Mandolin, Essensia, Beaker & Grey, Edge Steak & Bar, Alter, and Basil Park are just a few of the many local restaurants growing their own produce, but the ethical sourcing of animal products is equally important. At Golden Fig, the lardo (made in-house with a prep time of six weeks) comes from a Hungarian breed of domestic pig called Mangalitsa. Superbly juicy with phenomenal f lavor, the meat is shipped overnight via FedEx from Pasture Prime Farm near Orlando, which also raises grass-fed Wagyu beef and free-range poultry. Kush and Social Club are cooking up Florida alligator. Trigger Seafood braves Mother Nature every morning to haul the day’s catch from deep ocean waters to the kitchens of places like Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, DB Bistro, and 27. The butcher shop and meat market Proper Sausages in North Miami is responsible for the links at Mignonette, Blue Collar, Seven Dials, Fooq’s, and Kush, where the craft beers are either local (some aged in the cellar) or extremely rare. At the craft beer market Bxlder, you can imbibe a rotating selection of 15 local brews (or take one home in a growler). Speaking of suds, Wynwood (and Miami) is well on its way to becoming a brewing mecca. With Wynwood Brewing Company, J. Wakefield, and Concrete Beach within walking distance of each other, you could easily drink your way through all three in one day. Or trek to MIA Brewing in Doral, Funky Buddha in Oakland Park, or Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery in Homestead, the only winery-brewery combo in South Florida. California may be the country’s largest grower of grapes, but in the Sunshine State we’ve got tropical fruits, and at Schnebly you can sip vino made with local avocados, lychees, guavas, or mangos. While you’re down in
Homestead, you might want to join the hourlong (if you’re lucky) line at Knaus Berry Farm (now in its 59th season) for its famed strawberry milkshakes and freshly baked cinnamon rolls. They’re worth the wait. For the city’s craftiest pizza, it’s a toss-up: Proof, Lucali, and Visa-O1 (hidden inside a residential building) all nix the mixer when creating their dough, using nothing but bare hands—a skill so rare that it lends Visa-O1 its name (an O1 visa is for immigrants who possess an “extraordinary ability”) and earned owner Renato Viola a spot on Italy’s award-winning Acrobatic Pizza Team. At Macchialina, Michael Pirolo and his longtime pasta sidekick Francisco Fernandez serve up seven to 10 fresh varieties at a time. For a different kind of doughy experience, head to the only authentic ramen house in town, Momi, where Jeffrey Chen maintains Japanese tradition by starting his broth at 6 am every day. Or to Tropical Chinese, where employees have been pushing carts stacked with handmade dim sum for three decades. Even Alter is making its own Chinese-style udon noodles, cutting them by hand and crowning them with local rabbit and porcini sabayon. Try them with the house-made bread, crusted in sumac and dill (only 20 loaves are baked daily) and served with a life-changing umami butter. Lovers of carbs can sate their craving at True Loaf in Sunset Harbour, where Tomas Strulovic bakes the city’s best croissants. His bread and pastries can also be found at Panther Coffee, among other establishments around town. Miami chefs are going the distance for authenticity, like all the way up to Davie at dawn to get warm buttery rolls from Old School Bakery (that’s its actual name) for the fried clam belly and lobster roll at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster. “Steve O’Leary has been baking bread for 45 years,” says William Crandall,
clockwise from top left: Zak Stern can be spotted bright and early every morning at his eponymous Wynwood kosher bakery and deli; fresh-baked sourdough creates the base for the daily toast, here with schmaltz herring, horseradish aioli, and pickled red onions; Stern making bread; an assortment of rugelach, cinnamon rolls, babka, and croissants.
BREAKING BREAD Zak the Baker’s freshly baked sourdough has become a hot commodity for locals, the city’s top eateries, and even Whole Foods.
the executive chef at Izzy’s (and formerly Azul). “Once you taste it, you’ll understand.” To make its authentic croque monsieur, Fooq’s gets its bread from La Parisienne up in Sunny Isles. At the Edgewater pearl Mignonette, the rare, exclusive wild oysters come straight from Maine’s Damariscotta River through a partnership with Sea Salt Lobster. The taco bungalow Taquiza sources its blue corn from Michoacán, Mexico, and practices the lost art of nixtamalization to produce the perfect tortilla, which is delivered to Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room and Tom Colicchio’s Beachcraft, restaurants from celebrity chefs who rely on local artisans. Here in Miami, it’s also fruitful (and flavorful) to stay as close to home as possible by working with our native ingredients. When mango season begins, Alex Chang, the executive chef at Vagabond, goes foraging for unripe fruits to combine with ripe mangos in his green mango umeboshi, an explosion of Miami tropicality. Even the Cuban sandwich has gone artisanal at places like Miami Smokers, where it features everything from house-baked bread to Wynwood Brewery beer – spiked mustard and pickles. They take a DIY approach to charcuterie, just like Aaron Brooks at Edge Steak & Bar and Patrick
Rebholz at Quality Meats. Visit Edge two nights in a row and chances are Brooks will have added something new (such as cheesy kielbasa or chicken liver pâté) to his house-made selections, while at Quality Meats the Jai Alai “pigs ’n blanket style” sausage (made with Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai IPA) is a hot charcuterie staple. And let’s not forget dessert. Miami’s heat has turned ice cream into a local institution. Stop by Azucar Ice Cream Company for a scoop of its trademarked Abuela Maria (cream cheese ice cream with Maria cookies and guava) or any of its 20-plus uniquely Miami flavors, such as sweet plantain or café con leche. Wynwood new kid on the block Serendipity churns out innovative combinations like peanut sriracha and cacao lavender, while the Grove’s Bianco serves organic gelato made from local fruit and the milk of happy cows. But nowhere is sugar more exalted than at the psychedelic Wynwood bake shop Fireman Derek’s, where Miami firefighter Derek Kaplan whips up a plethora of pies (try the flagship Key lime), cheesecakes, flans, and cookies. Proper Sausages founder Freddy Kaufmann asks, “Can you imagine a neighborhood where everyone is on that same level?” Yes, we can, and it’s the future of Miami. OD
You went from the pharmacy to bread making. How did that happen? I was 22 and depressed. I didn’t know very much about anything in life. I knew biology, but I didn’t know how to build a house, tend clothes, grow a garden, bake a loaf of bread, so I took a chance and dropped out of school and started this pathless journey of going from one farm to the next, learning the basics of life. Why come back to Miami and start baking? I broke up with a girl and had two options: become a German carpentry apprentice or start doing my own project. So I chose my own and went to Central Florida and bought four Alpine goat babies, started raising them in my backyard, and put a used pizza oven in the garage. Michelle Bernstein was your gateway to Miami’s culinary scene. How did you two get together? I started off at a farmers market, then Perricone’s, who suggested I take my bread to Michelle. She tried it and within one second said, “When can you start?” and I said, “Next week,” which was a lie. I was so not ready to begin baking bread for Michelle Bernstein. Things will change soon when you move to a gallery as a full-time restaurant/bakery. Basically it’ll be an artisan bread factory with an outside coffeehouse. The current place will turn into a traditional and certified kosher deli. What’s your favorite loaf of bread? At home we eat the whole wheat because we still have hippie tendencies. With stinky fish, I like the dark rye. On Shabbat, I like challah. On a Reuben, I like Jewish rye. There’s a time and a place for every bread.
405 NW 26th St., Miami, 786-3477100; zakthebaker.com
photography by Worldredeye.com (Kravitz); art basel (esther schipper). opposite page: photography by Worldredeye.com
Lenny Kravitz at the opening of his photography exhibit, “Flash,” during Art Basel week. background: The Esther Schipper booth at Art Basel. this page: The mind-bending view looking straight up from outside the DesignMiami/ tent.
The Flood G aT e s opened Art BAsel—And the wildly creAtive week it spAwned—Brought more thAn just Art to miAmi BeAch this yeAr, As the AnnuAl fAir soAred to epic new heights. by hunTer braiThwaiTe
Even more than hyperbole, the thing that writing about Art Basel in Miami Beach most suffers from is repetition. Last year the parties were crazy. This year, too. Next year, most likely. Even numbers get repeated. Big ones. As in: Did you hear about the $15 million Francis Bacon? Or the $10.5 million Picasso? (They both sold.) Of last year’s fair, we wrote, “There was something in the air during Art Basel in Miami Beach: rain.” This year, more of the same. Massive amounts. Something feet deep on Collins, flowing into places like FDR at the Delano, where Le Baron had set up shop, and inflating countless Uber charges, with surge pricing peaking at 9.9 times the usual fare. And yet, again like last year, the party(s) went on, grandly. Galleries sold, collectors bought, and the Champagne, like the rain, flowed ceaselessly. It was indeed another Art Basel to remember.
Surveying Under the stewardship of Noah Horowitz, Art Basel’s new director Americas, the fair continued its dominance of this third of the art world, with 77,000 people attending the seven-day event, a bump of 4,000 from last year. While many millions of dollars changed hands, it’s safe to say that the lion’s share of guests came to browse, with thousands of works displayed by 267 leading galleries from around the world. And there was nowhere better to do this than the Survey sector, now in its second year. Fourteen single-artist booths further blurred the lines between trade show and museum. One standout was Harlem photographer Roy DeCarava’s glimpse of midcentury black culture, presented by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Another surprise was the 1960s post-minimalist works of Keith Sonnier—using light and latex, they could have been made tomorrow—shown by Castelli Gallery. Also impressive were Walead Beshty’s drilled flat-screen TVs at Regen Projects; Alex Katz’s timeless portraits of his wife, Ada, at Gavin Brown; and Egan Frantz’s work at Michael Jon, which incorporated idiosyncratic materials like toilet paper and a folding bicycle.
Here ComeS tHe neigHborHood Much to the chagrin of causeway warriors, Miami’s art world continued to expand in all directions in 2015. The Design District was on fire, with an acclaimed Martha Friedman exhibit at Locust Projects, plus shows by Alex Bag and Shannon Ebner at the ICA. Also in the Moore Building was “UnRealism,” a sprawling, open-armed look at figuration in contemporary painting and sculpture, put together by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian. Elsewhere, Little Haiti and Little River saw a ton of traffic this year, as some of the city’s best galleries moved north. Gallery Diet had a gorgeous show of conceptual landscape paintings by Ann Craven, as well as “Trees in Oolite,” an exhibition of outdoor design in the courtyard. Around the corner is the new Michael Jon space, where newcomer Sofia Leiby blew the doors off gesture. Anthony Spinello christened his new gallery with several late-night soirées, including his “Littlest Sister” fair. Back on the beach, interest also trickled southward, as longtime North Beach stalwart NADA (the New Art Dealers Alliance) traded the Deauville for the Fontainebleau.
open HouSe For many noteworthy Miami collectors, Art Basel is an annual opportunity to open their homes to the art world. This year, the Rubells staged an exhibition of work by more than 100 female artists called “No Man’s Land,” with a monumental Solange Pessoa sculpture made entirely of human hair stealing the show. Like the Rubells’ “28 Chinese” and “30 Americans,” this exhibit was historic from the get-go. The other two members of Miami’s private/public collection trinity—the de la Cruz and the Margulies—didn’t disappoint either. At the de la Cruz, “You’ve Got to Know the Rules… to Break Them” presented eminent artists like Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen alongside celebrated newcom-
Coltrane on Soprano, Roy DeCarava, 1963; a performance of Martha Friedman’s Pore; PIECE NOW, TYPOE, 2015; Nicht Wissen Warum, Aber Wissen Wozu (Not Knowing Why But Knowing What For), Martin Kippenberger, 1984; Conduction 3, Albert Oehlen, 2009; the exhibition “UnRealism,” with Pawel Althamer’s Chiara and Daniele, 2013, in the foreground.
photography courtesy of the estate of roy Decarava. all rights reserveD (Decarava); by WorlDreDeye. com (frieDman, typoe, althamer); courtesy of the De la cruz collection (Kippenberger, oehlen)
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ers like JPW3. And the Margulies offered one of the most ambitious installations of the season, part of a massive retrospective from Anselm Kiefer. Encapsulating the German neo-Expressionist’s relationship to history and nature, the heart-stopping The Secret of the Ferns is a gallery-sized work comprising 48 entropic compositions and two concrete bunkers. Across the water, Dennis and Debra Scholl presented an exhibit curated by Franklin Sirmans, director of Pérez Art Museum Miami: a canny mix of contemporary art that also highlighted the Scholls’ recent foray into Aboriginal painting. Speaking of PAMM, the museum pulled out all the stops with an exceptionally important—and exciting—show from Nari Ward. But the ultimate place to be might have been Stephen and Petra Levin’s North Bay Road home (host to Ocean Drive’s Art of the Party with Katie Holmes), where they showed works by a pantheon of art stars: Warhol, Koons, Ai Weiwei, Hirst, Fischer, Banksy, Murakami, and more.
Meanwhile… Another big story this past December was the New Art Dealers Alliance’s move to the Fontainebleau. The organization’s NADA Miami fair was smaller than in years past, more diverse, and generally fantastic. “The Fontainebleau was a great venue,” says Night Gallery partner Mieke Marple. “It was nice to have a smaller selection of galleries in one room rather than three rooms with different carpet. It looked way more elegant. NADA definitely stepped up its game.” Night’s booth had an exciting Anne Libby sculpture: a picnic table standing on end, with the bulk of its plastic top cut away, revealing a brutal yet decorative framework. Unexpected materiality also distinguished Marlborough Chelsea’s booth, which featured a classical nude by Tony Matelli made from distressed concrete and topped with hyperrealistic strawberries meticulously fabricated out of bronze. It sold for $75,000. Miami was represented by Guccivuitton, which exhibited a group of owner Aramis Gutierrez’s darkly impressionist paintings. The gallery had an eventful year. Fresh off an acclaimed show at the ICA, where it turned the museum into a commercial space, it was hit with a cease-and-desist order from Gucci. Like some impossibly high-end Ikea, the DesignMiami/ fair again had a fantastic vibe, as visitors walked among the booths imagining themselves in their dream homes. Especially eye-catching was Quintus Kropholler’s Black Gold series at Chamber, for which the Dutch designer forged cleanly minimalist forms out of asphalt to critique our reliance on fossil fuels.
…and Part two Down the beach was the perennially pleasing art fair known as Untitled, featuring 127 curated booths (up from 50 the first year) illuminated by natural light. The scale was still amicable and the work affable, but perhaps the best spot was the lounge, where Italian provocateur Maurizio Cattelan took over with his publication Toiletpaper, known for its giddily subversive stock photos. On the back deck, the Brooklyn gallery Helper set up a tiki bar selling fresh fruit cocktails and art objects, including hand-painted matchbooks by Elizabeth Ferry and bronze Donald Trump heads. At the other 17 area art fairs, there was simply too much to see.
the BottoM line So how was this year’s Art Basel? Pace sold 12 Louise Nevelson sculptures in the first hour. A few hours later, I ran into a friend from Marianne Boesky at Free Spirits, the slightly more civilized alternative to Club Deuce. The gallery certainly hadn’t needed help moving its Frank Stella pieces, riding high
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clockwise from top left: Peter Brant Jr., Paris Hilton, Gaia Matisse, and Brandon Davis at the Art Basel afterparty at Wall; Retna and Amar’e Stoudemire at Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim and Loren Ridinger’s Art Basel event; Nadja Swarovski at DesignMiami/’s collectors’ preview; Artsy Projects and Nautilus’s afterparty outside the Cabana Club beach tent; Adrian Brody, Lyor Cohen, and Sam Keller at the opening of the Faena Hotel; China Chow and Jeffrey Deitch at a dinner hosted by Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman at The Dutch; Andra Day performs at the opening of the Faena Hotel. background: From Sean Kelly Gallery and Maison Ladurée’s party at Chrome Hearts.
on the Whitney’s current Stella retrospective. “The work’s already been done,” he laughed. Van de Weghe Fine Art will be able to keep the lights on this winter, having sold Francis Bacon’s 1954 painting Man and Blue, listed at $15 million, and a Picasso listed at $10.5 million. At Thaddaeus Ropac, a Warhol silk screen of Joseph Beuys went for $1.4 million. David Zwirner parted with a 2005 Neo Rauch painting for $1.5 million, the same price that Hauser & Wirth got for Paul McCarthy’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves – themed work. Numerous galleries touted many sales in the $20,000 to $200,000 range.
Party time! Art Basel’s galaxy of parties usually centers on the opening of a new hotel, and this year it was the Nautilus, where each night brought a different party. On Tuesday, Pusha T performed a short set as guests either crowded the stage or lounged in the cabanas flanking the pool. Up the strand at the Soho Beach House, Giorgio Moroder, one of the most influential music producers in history, deejayed the White Cube and Vinyl Factory party. On Wednesday, the Brazilian collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus teamed up with W magazine to install a roller-skating rink on the beach. Slightly more decadent was the bathtub of Perrier-Jouët stashed in the penthouse of the Faena Hotel. There were also predinner parties, sponsored concerts (such as Ellie Goulding’s intimate MAC Cosmetics jam), cocktail affairs, and product launches. Rob Pruitt was a busy guy, releasing a pair of shoes with Del Toro and designing the hand stamp for Le Baron. On Wednesday, if you had enough stamina, you could have hit the shoes’ debut at the Webster and stayed to receive the stamp at the Delano. On Saturday, you could go to the Setai to toast Ducati and Italia Independent’s gorgeous new limited-edition Scrambler. But more likely, you were stuck somewhere in the rain, which claimed its most high-profile victim of the week: PAMM’s Dev Hynes and Ryan McNamara performance on Thursday. In a meltdown of Day of the Locust proportions, the show was rained out and thousands of guests rushed to claim the too-few Ubers. Those who made it back to the beach found similar liquid carnage.
Celebrities behaving niCely There’s no better moment at Art Basel than watching the Wednesday-morning First Choice crowd barrel into the convention center—aka Black Friday for art lovers. Among them were Lenny Kravitz (who spun his own “Fly Away” while deejaying the Aby Rosen party), Sylvester Stallone (seen signing a contract of some sort, possibly for a purchase), Leonardo DiCaprio, Elle Macpherson, Alex Rodriguez, Mike Piazza, and artist Chuck Close, who perused row after row. Diane von Furstenberg breezed through the VIP opening with the casual elegance that has made her a legend. The Hiltons were there, sans scandal. Solange Knowles deejayed at the Design District’s Fendi store. Anthony Bourdain was seen steaming it up in the Standard’s hammam, while the likes of Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Dwyane Wade, and Gabrielle Union popped around town.
rejuvenation The question on the lips of many, as always, was why? Why these collaborations? Why these sales figures? What quirk of history allows Basel week to happen, and why are we on the guest list while the rest of the hemisphere trudges toward the end of the year? While I don’t have a definitive answer, as the week came to a close, I received two clues, having to do with rejuvenation and destiny. On Thursday afternoon, I headed to the Nautilus for Nicolas Lobo’s con-
tribution to Artsy’s weeklong programming. The artist offered a variety of uniquely colorful face masks, which were applied, salon-style, to visitors’ visages. Robes were also available, as were color-coordinated box lunches. Guests lounged by the hotel pool (with its giant Katherine Bernhardt image on the bottom) as the masks took years off. The next day, I went back to the convention center. In the Nova sector, artists and curators Naomi Fisher and Agatha Wara teamed with two astrologers to create “Swamp of Sagittarius,” a star-chart reading installation. Having never had my astrological chart done, I provided the details of my life and sat on a beanbag chair set off from the chaos of the fair by a sheer curtain. Looking at my chart, my astrologer expressed amazement that I had chosen this of all days to receive my first reading. “This week is Saturn’s return,” he said. “Right now. Art Basel.” Unsure of what this meant, I nodded slowly as he added, “This is your destiny.” OD
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A view of Art Basel’s Public sector, with Hank Willis Thomas’s Ernest and Ruth in the foreground; hand-pinned beads and metal-object wall tiles by Steven and William Ladd at DesignMiami/; Kinga Lampert at Art Basel’s First Choice VIP preview; a work is screened outdoors on the wall of the New World Center as part of the Film sector. background: Kengo Kuma’s Oribe Tea House, a temporary, mobile tea room exhibited at DesignMiami/.
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Formerly known as South Pointe, the neighborhood now called South of Fifth has undergone an amazing transformation over the last two decades, from desolation to opulence, blighted to built-out. It was once home to drug dealers and vandals, but several visionary developers saw the potential in the southernmost tip of Miami Beach and took a gamble on the area. Today, South of Fifth, or SoFi, boasts some of the most luxurious residences in South Florida, if not the country—along with some of the highest prices. Completed projects include the Continuum (continuuminsouthbeach.com), Murano Grande (muranogrande.com), Icon South Beach (iconinsouthbeach.com), and Apogee (apogee condomiami.com), and more are just days from opening. “This is the epicenter of the highest-luxury-quality real estate that South Florida continued on page 210
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Darin Feldman and Dan Kodsi on the Ten Museum Park pool deck overlooking downtown Miami. above: A rendering of the Paramount, a future nexus for living in downtown.
Destination Downtown an inventive developer and a leading broker discuss why buyers are begging to call miami’s thriving downtown— one of the city’s fastest-growing areas—home. by katie jackson Although once thought of as a place that had seen better days—or a place to work from 9 to 5, then quickly leave—downtown Miami has rapidly become a true destination, a center for culture and entertainment, with spacious homes wrapped in architectural ingenuity. Dan Kodsi, CEO of Royal Palm Companies, and Darin Feldman, a top Miami broker and founder of the downtown boutique luxury real estate
firm Insignia International Properties, are certainly wise to the many perks this booming area has to offer. Kodsi—lead developer on the 60-story, 466-unit Paramount, which promises to bring a new wave of evolution to the neighborhood— and Feldman, a downtown pioneer, discuss why buyers are flocking to this burgeoning location. Darin Feldman: Downtown
has a very special place in my heart. Right before the market crashed, in about 2007, I was approached by the hard-equity lender for Ten Museum Park. We became friends, and he asked me if I would like to resell the penthouse at Ten Museum. I sold it, and he gave me the whole resale program for the building, and that created my career downtown. Years later, I opened Insignia. I feel like
it’s a part of me, this area. Dan Kodsi: When you start looking at cities on the Eastern coast of the US, Miami really has the greatest potential of being that next city that provides an urban living experience. The generations of today are all looking for that style of living. People want to be where they can shop, dine, and be entertained all in one place, and [Paramount] is going to offer that. DF: You have Midtown, which just came to life, and you have Brickell and Coconut Grove—those were the areas. This is the one area that’s the connector. This is the area everyone was waiting for. DK: When you talk about
New York, for instance, you can go see a professional basketball game, you can see a Broadway show, go to museums, but you’ve really got to go to different parts of the city to experience them. Here it’s all within walking distance. The access is great, too. You can get to 395 and get to South Beach; you can get to I-95 within seconds. DF: I travel a lot, and whenever I say I’m from Miami, people go crazy. They say, “Oh, it’s got to be so exciting! Are there cranes everywhere?” And I say, “Yes, it’s an amazing city, because it’s a new city.” This is something that’s new and fresh, [downtown] especontinued on page 214
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“Downtown is the one area that’s the connector. this is the area everyone was waiting for.”
At the Insignia International Properties offices, Feldman and Kodsi discuss how an influx of residents and visitors is bringing vibrancy to downtown.
A rendering of Paramount, which will offer unparalleled bay views and all the best attributes of downtown living.
cially. People don’t realize that the entire waterfront is open to the public in downtown, too. Everyone has access to the waterfront. DK: We’ve seen trends where people just want to be outside. And I’ve seen so many [developers] do these wraparound balconies. They’re three- or five-foot wraparound balconies, and nobody ever furnishes them. What we did [at Paramount] was we created these boxes, which are really outdoor living rooms, and it’s an extension of your home. Now you can extend your indoor living room to your outdoor living room and have an outdoor living experience. DF: I can’t tell you how many calls I get from people saying, “I want to come downtown.” They come downtown and they go into buildings like Museum Park, and the average unit there is, like, 1,800 square feet for a two-bedroom, and their jaw drops when they walk through the door. And then they see the bay views, and then the price, and they’re like, “What’s wrong with it?” And I say, “Nothing!” DK: We have people come into the Paramount sales center who we think are coming to invest. Some people actually go to the extent of buying two residences. They buy one for an investment and then they say that the other is for when they come to Miami. It’s where they want to spend their time. DF: This is a neighborhood. This isn’t an area. It’s where people are going to live and play, go to museums and the symphony. They’re going to raise their families here. I think in the next cycle you’re going to see more schools—and private schools—come to this area. DK: As much as I want to say Paramount is going to transform the area, it’s the area, it’s the sidewalks and the urban parks—all of that together is what’s changing this neighborhood. Having the mix of residential homes, rentals, and hotels is going to bring people to the street. Having an active street is going to create that energy and a vibrant downtown. DF: This is an area in transition; we are way in the forefront. You’re a pioneer, and you have to understand there are advantages and disadvantages to being a pioneer. It’s gratifying to now look up and see a tower where I once stood and there was nothing. It’s gratifying when the people I sold to who were the first buyers in the building are still in the building. They love what I told them about [downtown], and it came true. Dan Kodsi, Royal Palm Companies, 1855 Griffin Road, Ste. A-370, Dania Beach, 954-771-6777; rpcholdings.com. Insignia International Properties, 1040 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 20, Miami, 305-582-6200; darinfeldmanrealtor.com OD
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A Winning Combination Brazilian Furniture Designers Paulo Bacchi oF arteFacto anD Jader almeida team up For an exclusive collaBoration. by marcelle sussman fischler
A joint venture with star Brazilian furniture designer Jader Almeida is bringing a new dimension to the luxury furnishings brand Artefacto. For Paulo Bacchi, the 47-year-old Brazilian CEO of Artefacto USA and brand advisor to Artefacto Brazil, the curvy seats, low round wood tables, minimalist lighting fixtures, and other iconic designs of the 35-year-old Almeida add a young, cosmopolitan flair to his company and its stylish, sustainably sourced, mansion-worthy wares. But the award-winning Almeida’s first US shop-in-shop—geared toward a hip Brickell crowd and located in Artefacto Home’s 45,000-square-foot Aventura showroom— is only the beginning.
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The furniture of acclaimed designer Jader Almeida— with its smooth, sensual lines and natural materials— has arrived at Artefacto.
Jader Almeida’s style “revolves around warmness and simplicity,” says Paulo Bacchi, “key characteristics that are also ingrained in Artefacto.”
Why is this collaboration between Artefacto and Jader Almeida such a perfect fit? Paulo Bacchi: Jader is considered the most important furniture designer in South America. His styles complement our collection. We’re warm contemporary—we mix organic woods. Our scale is larger for bigger residences. Jader has a younger collection. Jader Almeida: My products are smaller, lighter, with smooth, sensual lines. It is very refined; it’s like a jewel. It’s possible for the pieces to live together. You can mix and match with Artefacto. How did you two meet? PB: We were introduced by the director of Casa Vogue. She understood Jader’s need to export and mine of growing to more cosmopolitan cities than just Miami. JA: During Design Week in Milan in April, we talked about opening a showroom in Miami. It was very quick. I have showrooms all over Brazil, in Chile, Beirut, London, Paris, Tokyo—40 shops. Miami is a cosmopolitan city. Why not come together with a guy who knows the market, who is very established here? How does your work fit in with the new and old Miami? JA: The ambience of Miami is close to my city, Florianopolis, an island in the south of Brazil. It has the beaches—it’s vibrant. My pieces are timeless. They can mix with the old and new Miami style. PB: Miami is unique. It has a beach look. Everything is about the water. Jader’s collection is
very cosmopolitan. The pieces are smaller in scale. It will fulfill the need of the younger crowd, especially in the Brickell area. The apartments are more cosmopolitan than on the beach and bay. They have the city view and light, and they have the feel of New York. Jader, how would you describe your collection and style to the Miami buyer? JA: I have a big collection, more than 108 products: lamps, tables, trays, accessories, side tables, sofas. The colors are neutral but warm. It’s natural colors, natural materials—wood, leather, glass, copper, brass, upholstered fabrics, cottons, linens. I like everything low-profile. My low round table—it’s minimal, it’s a very flat table. When you sit in a chair, you can see across it. It’s about free space. It’s possible to use, but it’s like a sculpture, too. It’s comfortable to the eyes. It’s smooth. It’s peaceful. A chair is like a prosthesis—it extends the body. The lines follow the curves of the body. You can feel that when you use my product. PB: His style revolves around warmness and simplicity—key characteristics that are also ingrained in Artefacto. What is the design philosophy that goes into your pieces? JA: It is a timeless idea. You use it all your life, and it’s for the next generation. It’s a quiet, tasteful, natural design. The more time that passes, the more the people like it. They get an emotional relationship with the product. PB: We design the backdrop to our lives, so we always want it to be beautiful. Good design
nurtures the soul, our relationships and experiences. Paulo, Artefacto has had such success in South Florida. What are your plans for expansion? PB: We started a collaboration in Miami, and plans call for an Artefacto store with a Jader boutique in Soho, New York, in the next year. 17651 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-9484; artefacto.com; jaderalmeida.com OD
Almeida and Bacchi in Almeida’s shop-in-shop at Artefacto in Aventura.
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RecoRd BReakeR If you’re involved in real estate in Miami-Dade County (and who isn’t?), then you’re no doubt familiar with Dora Puig. A Miami native and the owner of Luxe Living Realty in Miami Beach, Puig began her career in high-end real estate 25 years ago in Beverly Hills. Since then, she has been responsible for more than $1.6 billion in single-family home and condominium sales. In addition, she holds the sales record for a single unit on Fisher Island: the $35 million Penthouse 2 at Palazzo del Sol, where she is director of sales and marketing. Puig also sold the residence at 41 Arvida Parkway in Coral continued on page 220
Dora Puig at 227 East Dilido Drive, a Venetian Islands villa that exemplifies the trend toward luxury single-family homes on the waterfront.
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and Bal Harbour. Anything in South Beach. Have you been surprised by anything in the market? Single-family homes on the water have gotten hot because the waterfront condo projects have gotten too pricey. I’m talking about Miami Beach, Fisher Island—actually, from Key Biscayne all the way to Bal Harbour. Super-luxury single-family sells between $1,500 and $2,000 a foot, about 25 to 30 percent less than condominiums. What’s been surprising to me is that some people are going from looking at a large condominium to getting a house. What is the most exciting deal you’ve worked on since moving back to Miami? The Icon penthouse. It’s quintessential South Beach and also South of Fifth, which is my favorite neighborhood in the city. It was in 2012, and I had it listed for $19 million, but it turned into a bidding war between two buyers. I sold it for $21 million. How was selling real estate in Beverly Hills different than selling in South Florida? Beverly Hills is much more an American market, whereas Miami’s way more international. The price points in Beverly Hills were much higher, and the main thrust of the high-end residential business is single-family. The condominium business is not as huge as it is here. What are your predictions for 2016? Barring any world disaster, I think Miami Beach will continue to get stronger. I’ve sent my marketing team to China twice, and we think China’s going to be a player. But right now, in the short term, for 2016 I am gung ho on red, white, and blue and the USA buyers. Luxe Living Realty, 407 Lincoln Road, Ste. 9D, Miami Beach, 305-535-6005; dorapuig.com OD
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Two views of 300 West Rivo Alto Drive, which Puig is listing for $12.75 million. bottom right: Puig at her listing at 227 East Dilido Drive.
California, and a lot of them are buying for tax purposes since we have no state income tax. I’m in the middle of a large deal right now with a guy who’s selling his company for over $1 billion, and he’s buying a house so he can establish his domicile here. I’m also getting super-affluent Brazilians. Are you working on any celebrity deals now? I’ve worked with a lot of athletes and billionaires, big hedge fund and financial guys. I’m now working with someone super famous in the music industry. I’m listing a trophy property for him. [Puig later confirmed that in November, she listed Pharrell Williams’s penthouse in Bristol Tower for $10.999 million. The two-story unit has more than 10,000 square feet of interior living space and a 5,000-square-foot rooftop pool and deck.] What areas are hot right now? Anything in South of Fifth is hot. So is Surfside
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Meet & Greet MiaMi Beach readies itself for the ultiMate synergy Between work and play—a grand hotel at the MiaMi Beach convention center. by robyn a. friedman Talk to any resident or visitor and they’ll tell you that Miami Beach has it all: sun, sand, and salsa—not to mention world-class cuisine, shopping, and entertainment. What tourist hasn’t considered delaying his or her flight home to stick around in paradise just one more day? But to government officials and the local tourism industry, Miami Beach needs one additional thing to complete the perfect picture: a convention center hotel. Last year, the Miami Beach City Commission unanimously agreed to move forward with a $596 million project to expand and renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center. The location of Art Basel in Miami Beach and Maison&Objet Americas, the convention center is home to some of the region’s largest tourism draws. The expansion, designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects in collaboration with the Miami firm Arquitectonica, will add about 290,000 square feet to the 1.2 million-square-foot convention center, including a 60,000-square-foot grand ballroom. “The center has had three major addi-
tions, but 1987 was the last one,” says Maria Hernandez, project director for the Convention Center District. “There has been money invested in the building over time to maintain it, but this is the first time there is going to be a major ground-up restoration. There’s no corner of the building that won’t get improved in some way.” Construction commenced in December, Hernandez says, and is slated for completion by mid-2018. But even with a state-of-the-art convention center, the city still needs an adjacent headquarters hotel to be able to compete with cities like Las Vegas, Chicago, New Orleans, and Orlando, which draw a great deal of convention business. That’s why in May, City Manager Jimmy Morales was authorized to enter into negotiations with Atlanta-based Portman Holdings LLC for the development of an 800-room hotel on a site next to the center. “The hotel is a very needed partner to make the convention center successcontinued on page 224
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ful,” says Wendy Kallergis, president of the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association. “It’s key for the success of the type of conventions we attract.” Portman Holdings has agreed to fund the $405 million hotel project privately—without any incentives or concessions from the city—and pay the city a percentage of the hotel’s gross revenue under a proposed 99-year lease. That lease was approved on first reading by the Miami Beach City Commission on July 31 and is scheduled for a public vote on March 15, with approval by 60 percent of Miami Beach voters required for passage. Assuming all the approvals are received when anticipated, construction on the hotel should commence in January 2017 and be completed in March 2019. “The convention hotel is an amenity to facilitate the success of the half-billion-dollar investment that the city is making in the convention center,” says Jack Portman, vice chairman of Portman Holdings. “And they’re able to do it without spending a dime of public money, which is quite unusual.” Designed by Atlanta-based John Portman & Associates, the hotel, featuring a sweeping curved form, would be constructed behind the Fillmore Theater, on a site currently occupied by a parking lot. The plans call for 800 rooms and 95,000 square feet of conference and ballroom space, as well as multiple pools, a fitness center, a spa, and food and beverage outlets. A sky bridge would connect the hotel to the convention center. Portman has designed and developed convention hotels around the world, including the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai. He says a decision has not yet been reached on which hotel operator would flag the new facility. “We weren’t competitive because we lacked a ballroom and an adjacent headquarters hotel,” says William D. Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This project will cure both of those.” He adds that organizations that previously would not have considered Miami Beach for their gatherings have already expressed interest in booking here when the hotel opens. Says Talbert, “The meetings industry can’t wait to come here.” OD
Voting Details A public referendum on the Miami Beach Convention Center hotel is scheduled for March 15, when general and special elections will be held. Sixty percent of voters must approve the measure for it to pass. For voting information, call the Miami-Dade Elections Department at 305-499-8683 or visit miamibeachf.gov. For more project details, visit forabettermiamibeach.com.
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The Savoy chandelier, influenced by 1970s space-race design, “reemphasizes the ’70s globe and Sputnik for use in the dining room or over the kitchen island.” Made of polished nickel and clear glass. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($1,750). Miami Design District, 3800 N. Miami Ave., 786-609-9920; mgbwhome.com
“The graphic shapes and colors of this rug are very ’70s. It’s like a traditional room with a contemporary painting because it infuses new energy into the design.” Homegrown Green is hand-knotted of Tibetan wool. The Rug Company ($114 per square foot). Miami Design District, 4040 NE Second Ave., Ste. 104, 305-576-9868, therugcompany.com
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MAD FOR MOD MIAMI DESIGNERS TODD DAVIS AND ROBERT BROWN SHOW WHY BRIGHT COLORS AND AGE OF AQUARIUS ACCENTS ARE A SIZZLING-HOT TREND IN HOME DESIGN. BY CHARLYNE SCHAUB Short for “modernist,” Mod style can encapsulate anything from bright colors and streamlined furniture to Sputnik-inspired accessories and bold graphic art. “Design is cyclical,” says Robert Brown, who runs Brown Davis Interiors with Todd Davis. “The edited, clean-line look is a reaction to the recent past of extravagant design.” Brown and Davis’s best-known interior projects include the British Embassy in Washington, DC, and Bill and Hillary Clinton’s homes in Washington and Chappaqua, New York. Others include a racehorse farm in Kentucky and a penthouse in Miami Beach’s Villa del Mare. Recently, the duo introduced Brown Davis Exclusively for Keith Fritz, a custom furniture line made in America. Davis says the Mod aesthetic especially appeals to those looking for something new and unconventional. “We are simply reestablishing that look of the ’60s and ’70s as a legitimate style,” says Brown, who expects the trend to have staying power because it also can be used as an accent. Brown Davis interprets the look more like the late ’70s, using neutral tones and softer colors, then adding chandeliers and rugs from the period. Brown Davis Interiors, 665 Alton Road, #1, Miami Beach, 305-4017565, browndavis.com OD
“A cross between ’70s and ’80s design, the Atoll swivel chair is all about turning for conversation and gathering for parties.” Updated with Omega technological fabrics in bright orange. Roche Bobois (from $2,730). 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017; roche-bobois.com
The Manhattan sofa is a “classic ’60s shape covered in a fun fabric to make it pop in your living room.” The eight-foot-long sofa features textured old-gold linen and walnut cone legs. Mod Shop ($2,418). 6101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-409-3148; modshop1.com
“The Large Morph bottles, reminiscent of the ’60s, are best to use in odd numbers.” Niba Home ($495 each for the large). Miami Design District, 39 NE 39th St., 305-5731939; nibahome.com
“We connected to our love of color with this bedside chest from our furniture line in unique purple-dyed wood.” Made in Indiana; also available in other styles from consoles to sideboards and tall cabinets. Brown Davis Exclusively for Keith Fritz ($18,950 each). John Rosselli & Associates, Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Road, Ste. A-128, Dania Beach, 954-920-1700; johnrosselli.com
“These ball pillows feel playful and are reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s. They can be used in bright colors with a ’60s or ’70s design or in neutral that matches a sofa to give the room a more hip look.” The 13-inch-diameter spherical art pillows are handmade in New York. Andrew Yes ($485). andrewyes.com
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MIX MASTER Italkraft is offering a broad range of items to create a kitchen that combines cool industrial surfaces and classically elegant materials. Cabinets in the Time Line collection feature doors made with tobaccostained walnut wood, which contrast with others crafted from treated stainless steel and accented with black leather handles. Rich Carrera marble adds a luxe note to this soulful mix. 2900 NW 77th Ct., Miami, 305406-1301; italkraft.com
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Designed by award-winning Hong Kong –based architect Steven Leung, the sofas, armchairs, beds, tables, and vanities in Nature’s Jewel Box—a new line from the Italian furniture company Visionnaire—are crafted in rich contemporary materials and feature the finest veneers. “The collection offers modern pieces with a touch of vintage influence that are a perfect match for Miami’s constantly evolving urban landscape, history, and culture,” says Eleonore Cavalli, the brand’s creative director. Prompted by the exciting urban developments emerging in South Florida, Visionnaire also opted to open its first dedicated showroom in Miami last spring. 2063 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-577-4370; visionnaire-home.com
In Miami, master spa baths regularly feature nature-inspired elements, such as monolithic large-format tile and marble slabs like those available through Just Tile & Marble. And thanks to new technologies, the look of natural surfaces—including marbles, stones, and woods—can be fabricated in porcelain as an affordable, easy-care alternative to more costly surfaces. 241 N. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, 561-272-4900; justtilenmarble.com
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ARCHITECT DAVID ADJAYE CRAFTS A NEW FURNITURE COLLECTION FOR KNOLL. The lounge chair, ottoman, and side table in Knoll’s new Prism line play with notions of “monumentality, materiality and history, mass and heft,” says renowned architect David Adjaye, who designed this trio of additions to the brand’s Washington Collection. Each piece features a glossy laminate shell in red, white, or black, with
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Ty Hunter and Alicia Keys at Hunter and Smile Design Gallery’s Art Basel event “Women in the Water” at Hotel Croydon.
Carlos Rosso and Adam Rapoport at the first-ever “Taste What’s Next” event, hosted by Bon Appetit magazine and Volvo.
Patrick Campbell, Pedro Martin, and Justin Kennedy at the Art for Life auction at Park Grove.
CREATIVE CROWD stars Ty Hunter and the Smile Design Gallery at the Art Basel event “Women in the Water,” at Nathan Lieberman’s posh Hotel Croydon. Further north at Soho Beach House, Miami VIPs gathered at Cecconi’s Miami Beach for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program’s Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon, presented by Château d’Eesclans.
Adrian Grenier and Sonia Figueroa at the VIP preview of Mana Contemporary’s 2015 Miami Art Week programming.
Alina de la Vega and Alexa Iacovelli at the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program’s Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House.
Jenny Lopez, Sophia Macks, Rocky Barnes, Daniela Botero, and Erica Pelosini at the Outnet and Tappan Collection event at the W South Beach.
Kristin Ducote and Katharine Rubino at the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program’s Inaugural Rosé Day Luncheon at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House.
Danny Dougherty, Dan Hechtkopf, Sandra Masis, and Seth Feuer at the Art for Life auction at Park Grove.
Nathan Lieberman and ILoveMakonnen at Ty Hunter and Smile Design Gallery’s Art Basel event “Women in the Water” at Hotel Croydon.
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SHOT ON SITE Photography by World Red Eye Leslie Weil, Ximena and Tony Cho, and Vanessa Wurm at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Davina and Daniel Dresbach at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Zoey, Lisa, and Donald Pliner at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Chris Cataldi, Kim Hanson, and Trevor Hague at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home. Brian Elias, Philip Levine, and Ricky Arriola at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Stephen and Anastasia Webster at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Oscar Feldenkries and Petra Levin with Ana Christina and Edgardo Defortuna at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Albert and Holly Baril at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
Lisa Petrillo and AJ Rosenfeld at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
OCEAN DRIVE, WITH the support of the Baptist Health System, presented its annual Art of the Party event, celebrating the magazine’s December issue with cover star Katie Holmes. The stylish soirée was held at the private Miami Beach estate of avid art collectors Stephen and Petra Levin, where Holmes mingled with Miami’s premier VIPs, sipped cocktails courtesy of EFFEN Vodka, and noshed on passed hors d’oeuvres. In addition to the Levins’ superior art collection, partygoers were able to examine Audi’s new 2017 Q7 and an exclusive Audi RS 7. Yolanda Berkowitz, Frances Salgado, and Aurora Estevez at Ocean Drive’s annual Art of the Party event, hosted by Katie Holmes at Petra and Stephen Levin’s Miami Beach home.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by World Red Eye Matthew Chevallard, Jacqueline Kirstein, and Jonathan Cheban at Ocean Drive’s December “The List” event at Quality Meats.
Agnes Greenidge and Trisha Cancilla at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, hosted by Art Basel magazine at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
Peggy Fucci and Anabela Garcia at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, hosted by Art Basel magazine at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
Amy KaufmanGillies and Scott Gillies at Ocean Drive’s December “The List” event at Quality Meats. Alexa Wolman and Criselda Breene at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, hosted by Art Basel magazine at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
HONOR SYSTEM ART BASEL MAGAZINE celebrated the art world’s most influential women at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, held at the swank Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel. Renowned contemporary British artist Liza Lou, art philanthropist and collector Nancy Magoon, and Bass Museum of Art executive director and chief curator Silvia Cubina were honored. Guests toasted the honorees with delicious Ruinart Champagne. Further south on the Beach, Ocean Drive hosted an exclusive party celebrating the December edition of “The List” at the Miami Beach steakhouse Quality Meats. VIP attendees enjoyed cocktails by Sobieski Vodka and indulged in a decadent array of bites from the New York transplant.
Sue Hostetler, Silvia Cubina, Nancy Magoon, Liza Lou, and Nadja Swarovski at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, hosted by Art Basel magazine at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
Ashley Kaplan and Vanessa Toruno at Ocean Drive’s December “The List” event at Quality Meats.
Danny Jelaca and Jeffrey Kljajich at Ocean Drive’s December “The List” event at Quality Meats.
Asha Elias, Romero Britto, Alexander Mijares, and Lewis Starkey at Ocean Drive’s December “The List” event at Quality Meats.
Arden Karson and Bob Magoon at the sixth annual Women in Arts luncheon, hosted by Art Basel magazine at Nautilus, a Sixty Hotel.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Anthony Shriver, Verne Troyer, and Steve Aoki at Story.
Thomas Meding and Sam Nazarian at the Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails grand opening.
Sean “Diddy” Combs and French Montana at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Justin Bieber at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
DJ Khaled and Trey Songz at the #HashtagLunchBag launch, hosted by Songz at Lou La Vie.
Nick and Joe Jonas at Wall at the W South Beach.
Gorilla Zoe and Flo Rida at E11even.
Dawn Feinberg, Lee Brian Schrager, and Arlene Chaplin at the YogArt event in Palm Court in the Design District, presented by Chateau D’Esclans and The Sacred Space.
Adrienne Bon Haes and Alexis Bittar at Bittar’s personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka at the presentation of the Badgely Mischka Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 collections at Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland.
Nari Ward and Diana Nawi at the PAMM Museum Circle preview of the exhibition “Sun Splashed” at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
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Lenny Kravitz and Chris Paciello at the debut of Rockwell.
Ellen Salpeter, Constance Collins, and Marty Margulies at a fundraiser celebrating ICA Miami’s first year in the Design District, presented by Cartier at the Moore Building.
Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie at the “Illuminate the Night” Art Basel 2015 event at the Brickell City Centre.
Susanne Birbragher and Flavio Ketzman at “Accessing the Art World,” a panel discussion presented by Jade Signature at the Jade Signature sales gallery.
Michael Donnell and Sandra Chartouni at “Accessing the Art World,” a panel discussion presented by Jade Signature at the Jade Signature sales gallery.
Deborah Slack and Nancy DiBernardo at the Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour and MasterCard Holiday Season kickoff event at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour. Ysabella Suarez, Edgardo Osorio, Brianna Addolorato, and Vila Digryte at the presentation of the Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura Resort 2016 collection at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.
Alan Araujo, Anna Sherrill, and Harvey Daniels at the groundbreaking of L’Atelier Residences.
Jason Lewis and Kino MacGregor at the ATMA Beauty grand opening.
Leann Standish and Claire Breukel at the Unscripted Art Chat at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
Ingrid Vandebosch and Jeff Gordon at Gordon’s Last Lap at The Villa, Casa Casuarina.
Amanda Keely and Kim Gordon at the “In Conversation” event with Gordon, hosted by the de la Cruz Collection, EXILE Books, and the Design District at The Wolfsonian-FIU. Timbaland and Nas at Rockwell.
Lorena Cartagena and Fat Joe at Seaspice.
Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell and Michelle Leshem at the Storytellers series kickoff, featuring an intimate Q&A with Campbell about his latest book, The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City. Nicole Miller and Shareef Malnik at The Forge.
Arthur Baker, Fab 5 Freddy, and Aisha Davis at the Salon Series at the YoungArts Foundation.
Susan Bell Richard and Cleo Monrose at the Fashion Project exhibition “FP04 The Anniversary” at Red Market Salon in Bal Harbour Shops.
Diplo and Walshy Fire at the Delano.
MC Phife Dawg and Max Baum at Rec Room at the Gale South Beach.
SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik Marcus Suarez, Pamela Anderson, and David LaChapelle at Fifty Lounge at Icon Brickell.
Busta Rhymes and Felisha Monet at Rockwell.
The Weeknd at the New Year’s Eve 2016 poolside celebration at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Lance Bass and JC Chasez at the Mediums and Mischief New Year’s Eve bash at 1 Hotel South Beach. Lyda Loudon and Steven Bauer at the Havana Nights New Year’s Eve celebration at The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson at Basement Miami at the Miami Beach Edition.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! WHEN IT COMES to New Year’s Eve blowouts, the Magic City does it best. Actor Ryan Phillippe and fiancée Paulina Slagter toasted 2016 and their engagement at the third edition of the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island, while Pamela Anderson and David LaChapelle partied at Fifty Lounge at Icon Brickell. On the Beach, former *NSYNC boy-banders Lance Bass and JC Chasez celebrated the new year at 1 Hotel South Beach, while partygoers at the Fontainebleau rang in 2016 with special live poolside performances by The Weeknd and EDM powerhouse Kygo. Marc Bell and Kygo at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter at the Five Star New Year’s Eve party on Watson Island.
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Beaker & Gray Wynwood’s new hotspot for globally-inspired cuisine and a vibrant bar scene. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-2637
COCONUT GROVE, CORAL GABLES, KEY BISCAYNE Artisan The newest hot spot in Key Biscayne perfect for sandwiches or tapas. 658 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne;
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. 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,
Bizcaya Mediterranean-influenced cuisine serving fresh fish and prime cuts of beef, at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.
Peacock Garden Cafe The ideal setting for outside dining at anytime of day. 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove,
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.
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
455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4500
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.
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, 305-448-4990
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,
Christy’s Restaurant The steak house meets the piano bar at this Miami staple. 3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,
Town Kitchen & Bar Global comfort foods and an irresistible brunch special. 7301 SW 57th Ct., South Miami, 305-740-8118
Gigi Bustling and hip hot spot featuring Asian-inspired fare.
Cioppino Tuscan cuisine capturing the romance of Old World Italy, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
Versailles The authentic and famous Miami-Cuban classic.
455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4156
3555 SW 8 Street, Miami, 305-444-0240
Mandolin Aegean Bistro Authentic countryside cuisine from Greece and Turkey. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-749-9140
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.
DESIGN DISTRICT, MIDTOWN, WYNWOOD
318 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-0700
804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-6524
Beaker & Gray Wynwood’s new hotspot for globally-inspired cuisine and a vibrant bar scene. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami,
3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-573-1520
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
George’s in the Grove Lively, casual bistro featuring French classics. 3145 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-444-7878 Love Is Blind A culinary adventure that takes you all over the globe. 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-748-6118 Monty’s Raw Bar Scenic waterside spot offering seafood goodies. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-3992 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 Brasserie Azur The sister restaurant of Romantic Villa Azur, a modern yet casual concept serving lunch/brunch and dinner showcasing French Mediterranean cuisine in the up and coming Midtown neighborhood. 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, 786-800-9993
Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael Schwartz’s highly successful Design District eatery. 130 NE 40th Street, Atlas Plaza, Miami, 305-573-5550
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, Miami, 305-374-4635
Morgans Modern, home-style comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678
LISTINGS and elegant design. 465 Brickell Ave. CU1, Miami, 786-329-4090 Crazy About You A truly unique lounge setting, and picturesque water front dining experience. 1155 Brickell Bay Dr,
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
Miami, (305) 377-4442
CVI.CHE 105 This bustling Peruvian eatery has quickly become a hip downtown landmark. 105 NE 3rd Ave., Miami,
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,
db Bistro Moderne The New York sensation from chef Daniel Boulud, in downtown’s JW Marriott Marquis.
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,
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.
Tuyo Sitting atop Miami Dade College’s new Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo is an exquisite fusion of New World flavors.
1000 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103
415 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-237-3200
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
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd.,
Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market Fabulously fresh fish, right on the river. 398 NW North River Dr., Miami, 305-375-0765
Zuma Internationally acclaimed Japanese “pub fare” from London restaurateur Rainer Becker, at the Epic Hotel.
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277
Bianca Modern Italian fare at the Delano’s signature restaurant. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400 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
Il Gabbiano Decadent, exquisite Italian cuisine served inside or out, overlooking Biscayne Bay. 335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-373-0063
Komodo The three-story indoor/outdoor eatery and lounge combines the cuisine of Southeast Asia with a South Florida vibe to elevate the dining and nightlife experience on Brickell Avenue. 801 Brickell Avenue, Miami, 305-534-2211
MIAMI BEACH 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, 786-605-4041
A Fish Called Avalon Contemporary tropical menu featuring award-winning seafood dishes. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach,
Salumeria 104 Authentic Northern Italian salumi shop and trattoria serving traditional dishes and cured meats. 3451 NE
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.,
1st Ave., Miami, 305-424-9588
1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-3061
Sugarcane From the creators of Sushi Samba, a raw bar and grill with a South American spirit. 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami,
LILT Lounge Hosts happy hour from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, with live music. Specialty cocktails, $1 oysters and the terrace has direct water views and a breeze, at the EPIC. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, 305-351-7403
Baires Grill This casual and trendy establishment satiates your appetite with an authentic, high-quality Argentinian cuisine. 1116 Lincoln Rd. Mall, Miami Beach, 305-538-1116
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Affordable global Latino cuisine meets cutting-edge art. 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959
Naoe Experience natural Japanese cuisine as Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef’s Choice menu. 661 Brickell Key
AltaMare Neighborhood gem with great seafood and pasta.
The Bazaar by José Andrés Masterfully re-imagined Spanish cuisine, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-5000
Dr., Miami, 305-947-6263
Novecento Argentinean and Mediterranean cuisine.
Area 31 Great seafood from the namesake region encompassing the Florida coast and Central America.
1414 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-403-0900
270 S. Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-424-5234
The Oceanaire Ultra fresh seafood and American Steak house. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami 305-372-8862
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. 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-6529
Azul French inspired cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358 Batch Fresh off a successful opening, this Gastropub, with cocktails on tap, is soon to be Brickell’s favored hotspot. 30 SW 12th St., Miami, 305-808-5555
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, 305-358-4555
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
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
Barceloneta Catalan Bistro and Mercat that will transport you to Spain through taste alone. 1400 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-9299
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
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,
Big Pink Bright and fun diner, serving full-bodied classics.
BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the American steak house. 1440 Ocean Dr., 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
157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4700
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.
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
Soya y Pomodoro Intimate Italian located in a quaint Neoclassical alcove. 120 NE 1st St., Miami, 305-381-9511
Brickell Ave., Miami, 786-623-6135
Toscana Divino Brickell’s Italian trattoria features an Italian happy hour, “Aperitivo Italiano,” every Wednesday.
Bolibar A nighttime hangout spot with live music, djs, and a Latin-Asian fusion menu. 2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach,
Cipriani Exquisite Italian restaurant with impeccable service
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-371-2767
1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, 305-704-2145
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LISTINGS Byblos Miami Brings the exciting flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean to diners in a progressively designed space. 1535 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041
Café Prima Pasta Authentic Italian meats, cheeses, pastas and desserts since 1993. 414 71st St., Miami Beach, 305-867-0106
Canyon Ranch Grill Wholesome seasonal dishes with an emphasis on local farming methods. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-7474
Casa Tua Italian restaurant with a private upstairs lounge and la dolce vita vibe. 1700 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1010 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 The Continental Under the culinary direction of Chef Matthew Oetting, the menu at Stephen Starr’s The Continental features an eclectic blend of global flavors and creative cocktails in a fun and casual atmosphere.
Driftwood Room At the newly opened Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach led under the culinary direction of Food Network Star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-2650
2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-2000
David’s Café Cafecito Family owned and operated restaurant serving traditional Cuban food with a twist since 1977. 919 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-8736
Hakkasan The exquisite Chinese creations of London restaurateur Alan Yau, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave.,
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,
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
Dolce Italian Contemporary take on Italian classics located at The Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-975-2550
Icebox Offering the finest desserts in Miami Beach.
Driftwood Room At the newly opened Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach led under the culinary direction of Food Network Star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.
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
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448
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, 305-674-3527 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, 1-877-326-7412
1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-2650
Joe’s Stone Crab A must-see Miami institution since 1913. Driftwood Room At the newly opened Nautilus, A SIXTY Hotel, in South Beach led under the culinary direction of Food Network Star and Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-483-2650
11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365
915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088
Juvia Artistic food presentation and an innovative take on Asian fusion, with stunning views of South Beach. 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272
Drunken Dragon A hidden gem, South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant presents a method of table side cooking with Asian inspired fare and exotic handcrafted tikithemed cocktails. 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, 305-397-8556 The Dutch A roots-inspired restaurant, Bar and Oyster Room at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Meat Market Chef Sean Brasel has created an imaginative, top-flight menu with flair at this packed hot spot.
Katsuya Traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami
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
La Locanda Classic Italian just south of Fifth Street.
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,
419 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-6277
La Piaggia A St-Tropez beach club without the jet lag.
Mr Chow Iconic Chinese showplace at the W South Beach.
1000 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 305-674-0647
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1695
Larios on the Beach Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award winning go-to destination for cuban cuisine. 820 Ocean Drive,
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,
Estiatorio Milos Costas Spiliadis celebrates the arts, culture 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
Miami Beach, 305-532-9577
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
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
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
News Cafe This 24-hour spot remains the heart and soul of South Beach. 800 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-6397
Lucali Brooklyn’s most coveted pizza in the heart of South Beach. 1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-4441
Nobu Legendary Japanese seafood delicacies, at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232
41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533
Fratelli La Bufala Sumptuous pizzas and pastas prepared with the freshest buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy. 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700
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 nauticalthemed libations including the Catch and Release, at the Loews Hotel. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-4550
Fung Kú Asian Cuisine Korean BBQ and Sushi Bar, at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Macaluso’s Restaurant Staten Island home-cooked Italian.
1747 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-1811
Orange Blossom A modern bistro featuring internationally, high-quality, affordable fare inside the Boulan South Beach Hotel. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8983 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
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LISTINGS 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., 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
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-487-7130
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro stir up traditional Northern Italian cuisine. 1014 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833
Red Ginger Indulge in Asian-inspired locally-influenced fare at Miami’s new favorite spot located in the South of Fifth neighborhood. 736 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-433-6876 Red, The Steakhouse Hot Mediterranean-influenced steak house. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688
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,
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Fresh, seasonal, Contemporary American cuisine by award winning Chef Danny Elmaleh with a stunning ocean view.
111 South Surf Road, Hallandale Beach, 954-699-0901
Texas De Brazil A unique concept that offers diners a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad area.
J&G Grill A contemporary bar and grill featuring a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ innovative dishes, at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,
300 Alton Rd., Suite 200, Miami Beach, 305-695-7702
Restaurant Michael Schwartz Locally inspired dishes and a fantastic ambiance at the iconic Raleigh Hotel pool deck. 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-612-1163
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,
Kuro Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s newest culinary innovation offering new-style Japanese cuisine with handcrafted dishes featuring both locally sourced and imported ingredients direct from Japan. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood,
The Restaurant at The Setai Five-star, trans-ethnic cuisine with a strong Asian influence. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Umi Sushi & Sake Bar A communal, Japanese-style dining experience in the lobby at Delano. 1685 Collins Ave.,
Makoto Modern Japanese cuisine in the Bal Harbour Shops.
Scarpetta Ravishing Italian cuisine from chef Scott Conant, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Miami Beach, 305-674-5752
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-8600
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave.,
Palm Restaurant Old New York-style steak house.
Seagrape Floridian brasserie helmed by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein located at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
Miami Beach, 786-605-4043
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
The Setai Grill Prime steak house with the finest seafood selections, accompanied by The Setai’s impressive wine list. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-520-6400
2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-704-3680
1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox 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,
Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
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
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. 20475 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, 305-937-2777
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.
Smith & Wollensky Classic steak dishes, outstanding seafood, and an award-winning wine selection.
9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor Islands, 305-868-7256
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
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
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, 954-523-SURF
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, 305-993-3300
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 877-326-7412
Carpaccio Bal Harbour Shops’ most bustling spot for delicious Italian fare. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,
Sushi Samba Dromo Japanese-Brazilian fusion fare amid a bustling ambience. 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-673-5337
Taco Beach Shack World famous gourmet farm fresh tacos and cocktails, at Hollywood Beach Hotel. 334 Arizona Street, Hollywood Beach, 954-920-6523
TALDE Miami Beach Features Dale Talde’s Asian-American cuisine at the Thompson Miami Beach. Dinner nightly with late-night hours on weekends. 4041 Collins Avenue,
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
Miami Beach, 786-605-1094
Club Drive, Aventura, 786-279-6800
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
The Regent Cocktail Club Dimly lit and classically elegant cocktail bar and lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 786-975-2555
DESIGN DISTRICT, WYNWOOD Bardot Intimate lounge featuring live music and an edgy scene. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-557 0
alley and ice-skating rink. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-4622
Radio Bar Hip local bar, new to the SoFi area. 814 First St., Miami Beach. 305-397-8382
Gavanna “Vibe dictates the night” at Wynwood’s hot-spot. 10
The Broken Shaker Laid-back indoor-outdoor bar featuring exotic handcrafted cocktails, at the Freehand Miami Hostel.
NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-1321
2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727
Rec Room New York-influenced upscale basement lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach,
Wood Tavern Artsy and relaxed indoor-outdoor enclave where hipsters, art-walk crawlers, and collectors mingle.
Club Deuce Everyone’s favorite timeless dive bar.
222 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-6200
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,
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 Beach, 305-531-1271
The Regent Cocktail Club Dimly lit and classically elegant cocktail bar and lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 786-975-2555
Set A modern South Beach tribute to Old Hollywood glamour. 320 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-2800
FDR Subterranean lounge at the Delano. Blue Martini Upscale atmosphere with a local-bar mentality, at Mary Brickell Village. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami,
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-924-4071
Foxhole New watering hole and neighborhood bar owned by nightlife veterans. 1218 14th Court, Miami Beach, 305-534-3511
E11EVEN MIAMI A unique 24 / 7 No Sleep show club 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, 305-455-2990
SkyBar The Shore Club’s exclusive nightlife setting overlooking the ocean. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3100 Story A unique, high energy nightlife experience. The 27,000 square foot space is equipped with 60 exclusive VIP tables, five full-service bars and is transformed nightly into a circus-style setting with extravagant theatrics. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-538-2424
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,
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
Jazid Intimate, live jazz and blues and nightly drink specials.
Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena A posh VIP lounge on the court-level of the Arena. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami,
Kill Your Idol Hipster kids plus cheap drinks plus high irony equals a perfect night. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach,
Libertine Downtown’s newest bar, featuring crafty cocktails and live music. 40 NE 11th Street, Miami, 305-363-2120
LIV The hip, high-energy megaclub, at the Fontainebleau.
Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. A homegrown concept created by bartender John Lermayer along with partners Dan Binkiewicz and David Martinez serving world-class cocktails and creative American food. 237-B 20th Street,
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680
Miami Beach, 305-763-8217
Sidebar A sexy bar scene and idyllic outdoor garden for creative cocktails and modern sounds. 337 SW 8th Street,
Mokaï A modern lounge with New York sensibility and Miami joie de vivre. 235 23rd St., Miami Beach, 786-735-3322
Ted’s Hideaway A laid-back local bar with a pool table and a delightfully grungy scene. 124 Second St., Miami Beach,
1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-9372
Tobacco Road Miami’s oldest bar, serving patrons for more than 95 years. 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198
Mynt A vibrant club that plays host to South Beach’s fabulous crowd. 1921 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0727
Twist Popular gay pit stop with late-night action and seven uniquely themed bars. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-9478
Nikki Beach Mostly outdoor hot spot to see and be seen.
1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111
Basement Miami A one-of-a-kind entertainment venue at the Miami Beach EDITION, complete with a nightclub, bowling
Wall The W South Beach’s on-site hot spot from a dream team of nightlife innovators. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,
Purdy Lounge The perfect dark and laid-back local bar.
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PARTING SHOT Unzipped
East Coast Rivalry NEW YORK HAS ALWAYS HAD IT ALL, BUT LATELY EVERYONE WANTS TO BE IN MIAMI. OCEAN DRIVE SIZES UP THE MAGIC CITY’S 305 AND THE BIG APPLE’S 212. BY JON WARECH
Locals stroll down Lincoln Road (ABOVE) in 80-degree weather and cruise around the beach on Citi Bikes, even in February.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Actual, real-life Gloria Estefan, like, all the time.
Faena House’s 22,500-square-foot eight-bedroom penthouse sold for a record $60 million in 2015—with an ocean view.
212 The Big Apple
Locals scurry through Washington Square Park (ABOVE) in 20-degree weather and curse snowcovered (or never available) Citi Bikes.
On Your Feet, the red-hot musical inspired by the life and music of Gloria Estefan, on Broadway.
The 10,923-square-foot six-bedroom penthouse at One57 (RIGHT) sold for a record $100.5 million in 2015—with maybe a view of New Jersey.
Weekend staycations include algae-infused mud baths and 90-minute Essential Healing massages at the South Beach sanctuary The Standard.
Hammams and other Turkish baths, like Aire in Tribeca, are the soothing spot to beat the winter chill.
Party animals stay cool and sip Champagne at all hours of the night at LIV, Story, and the 24-hour club E11even.
Party animals seek shelter from the (snow) storm at subterranean bars like Acme Downstairs, PDT (Please Don’t Tell), and Genuine Liquorette.
Twenty crew-neck tees, Onia trunks, Del Toro sneakers, and Illesteva sunglasses. There’s always a North Face you bought 10 years ago packed away in a closet should you ever head north.
Il Mulino New York, Cipriani (RIGHT), Quality Meats, and Hakkasan are just steps from the water. Spy Floyd Mayweather sitting courtside, watching alley-oops from Wade to Whiteside.
Palm trees still in perfect shape.
Drink less, work out more, and see the world.
APC winter coat, R13 jeans, Rag & Bone boots… and Oakley ski goggles.
Il Mulino New York, Cipriani, Quality Meats, and Hakkasan are just steps from bustling city streets.
There’s Spike Lee sitting courtside, watching Carmelo Anthony and trying to find a bright side.
Unwanted Christmas trees tossed to the curb.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
Drink less, work out more, and see the world.
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