Lifestyles South Florida, Fall 2022, Volume 5

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The Legacy Project Mercedes-Benz honors Virgil Abloh. 64

The Good Hunter

The Fabled Gables Jeannie Montes de Oca takes us around her neighborhood. 20

Eternal Elements

Eye Candy Jewelry designer to the stars. 16

Raising the Roof

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Host with the Most Katie Phang’s daily itinerary. 22

Trip the Light Fantastic Florence + The Machine take to the dance floor. 13

Taking crypto to court. 57

Dough Master

The brightest ideas, people, and places this fall. 14

French Accent Jean-Louis Deniot brings his theatrical flair to Florida interiors. 62



Luxury automaker upgrades in Aventura Mall. 58

Skins in the Game Dress your avatar in virtual luxury. 54

Cannes I Kick It



BHHS EWM Realty gives back. 53

How Michael Capponi became the unlikely face of global altruism. 60


How to best experience this French yachting capital 24

The Sneak Peek Kicks to upgrade this season. 19

The best single malt scotches on the market. 56

Time Treasured Urwerk’s magical timepiece. 61

Coveting the Cove Indulge in Bahamian splendor at Atlantis Paradise Islands’ luxury resort.I 66

Fall Into Autumn

Miami’s own Michelin Gourmand Bib award-winning baker. 26

Anna Williams’ favorite things. 18

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I would redesign high heels. I love the way they look and add so much to an outfit, but I wish they were ten times more comfortable!




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I would redesign a number of parking garages to be places of style, convenience, and cleanliness.

As we’re re-entering life as we knew it pre-COVID, I’m reminded of the wonderful work our Lifestyles South Florida editorial team has done in keeping us up-to-date with their timely and interesting stories regarding changes in fashion, food, home design, neighborhoods, travel, and more.

Even before COVID, our residential real estate industry was seeing new home buyers gravitating toward purchasing homes closer to where they needed to be — or wanted to be — particularly to places of convenience and interest to them, where they and their families could easily walk. Many of our urban neighborhood planners have conceived new wonderfully thought-out designs, which are drawing communities closer and closer to each other. We have referred to selling the “two Cs” of Community and Convenience, where residents of these new neighborhoods are finding life to be more fulfilling and less stressful.

Emboldened by technology and momentum towards expression and progress, the world of design has crossed over to our daily vernacular in unprecedented ways. From personalizing your sneakers (“The Sneak Peek”) to experiencing the immersive world of Ferrari (“La Moda Ferrari”) to partaking in the understated theatricality of Jean-Louis Deniot, aka interior design’s biggest star (“French Accent”), suggesting that design merely surrounds us might be a clichéd understatement.

While many of our daily routines have been changed by the events of these past two-and-a-half years, we’re all finding more and better ways to adapt — ways that have made life more casual and more closely connected to our families and friends. Did any of us ever think prior to 2020 that we’d be working from home more than at the office? The opportunities to spend more time in your neighborhood or building, and walking more to businesses that are close to your home, have opened up many introductions to new friends and stronger relationships.

ERIN MICHELLE NEWBERG / Erin is a luxury lifestyle expert, whose footprint extends to Paris, Rome, Beirut, and Aspen. When not writing about haute kicks, she is a dedicated vintage designer collector and art enthusiast.

–Anetta Nowosielska, Editor-in-Chief Lifestyles South Florida

STEPHANIE DAVIS SMITH / A writer and editor formerly on staff at GQ and SELF magazines, Stephanie contributes for Gourmet, Domino, Details, Allure Brides and She lives in Atlanta and is the city's most dedicated food lover.


DAVID ZIVAN / David has been covering wine, spirits, and cocktails for many years, starting with his time as editor of Chicago magazine’s Bar Guide, for which he had a drink in nearly every bar in that city.

To the delight of many, the matrix of ingenuity may be upon us, and to celebrate its reach, “Magical Thinking” showcases innovators who are reconfiguring life as we know it. But the biggest design shift may be in the digital space, where luxury brands are vying to dress our avatar doppelgängers. Never heard of it? Catch up on the latest digital fashions in “Skins in the Game.” Finally, leave it to our cover star and Miami native, Jencarlos Canela, to set his sights on the ultimate redesign project. In our chat, he shares how realigning with his purpose has led to a professional and personal metamorphosis with a new album dropping this year to prove it. How’s that for a makeover?

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Welch and her machine will be making two Florida stops on the Dance Fever Tour: Orlando’s Amway Center on September 23 and the FTX Arena in Miami the following night. For tickets, visit

The album was initially scheduled to be recorded in New York back in March 2020, but was finally completed in a patchwork of sessions in London. The result is perhaps the band’s strongest offering to date. Whether she’s confronting gender expectations (“King”), sexual flippancy (“Dream Girl Evil”), or the loneliness and fear of the pandemic (“My Love”), the 14 tracks form an often mythical story of a woman fighting her way out from under the weight of an oppressive world. And, she’s succeeding. For those keeping track, this album is the band’s fourth consecutive top 10 debut.


“The songs have had an oddly prescient quality,” she said at the album’s release party. “Performance is the place where I feel the most free.”


The title of Florence + The Machine’s new album, Dance Fever, might suggest a long-awaited reprieve from the isolation that fell upon the world over the last few years. In truth, the title comes from lead singer Florence Welch’s fascination with a 16th century illness called choreomania, wherein the afflicted would literally dance themselves to death.




Whirling on stage like a Maxfield Parrish character come to life, Welch’s performances on tour are imbued with an extra dose of vim this time around. The lockdown was rattling for her (Welch has been sober for eight years) leaving her terrified that live performances might never again be possible. Translation: she’s so ready to rock.




A curated list of ideas to celebrate this season’s bounty.

CINE-FILES / A discrete enclave of the rich and famous since the 1920s, this spot is most often whispered about as a favored rendezvous promising anonymity for the affluent — all tucked within lushly cloaked courtyards. This fall, The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach will play on its storied past by launching movie nights under the stars, al fresco style, for locals and visitors alike.

Movie buffs will screen a selection of old Hollywood classics starring former guests of the hotel for whom the property’s largest suites are named after. Think Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, and Cary Grant. Movies or not, the hotel, wrapped in European old-world charm, remains the hub of local activities, in no small part thanks to its location and amenities. Guests are placed just steps away from both the beach and Worth Avenue, showcasing some of the world’s finest shopping and galleries. The resort also features the award-winning Café Boulud and The Brazilian Court Salon, as well as the Paul Fisher Art Gallery. Those bewitched by its enviable charms can now take some of its luster home. The hotel recently launched an online shop with exclusively branded merchandise aptly named Casa by The Brazilian Court. To check it out, visit fall into autumn

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Can’t get enough of the Missoni zigzag? Neither can we. Now, thanks to brand’s Resort Club project, the sartorial signature of the fashion industry icon will be found at some of the most prestigious Italian and international destinations. The stylish endeavor was kicked off with a transformation of the famous Le Carillon restaurant and its exclusive beach in the bay of Paraggi, close to Portofino, Italy. Missoni used its famous fabrics — selected by the creative director of the label’s home decoration line, Alberto Caliri — to decorate the interiors of the veranda overlooking the beach, as well as beach umbrellas and sun lounger cushions. The endeavor sets out to promote the style and iconic nature of the brand worldwide with intentions to makeover some of the best known jet-set destinations worldwide. Could Miami make the short list? We can only hope so.

Not all perfumeexpensivecanjustify its price tag, but in the case of AMAFFI the investment may well be worth it. Priced up to $8,000, the line of fragrances uses the most exclusive natural ingredients in its narcissus,centifoliaagarwood,includingcompositionschampaca,rosefromGrasse,andiris.For


context, 300 milliliters of narcissus, the flower that blooms from late winter to late spring, requires a reduction of a half-ton of florets. To match the rarity of its potions, the crystal bottles are a worthy representation and aim to match the character of each fragrance. Despite technical difficulties that ensue from working with crystal, the team at AMAFFI created a crystal atomizer that stabilizes the highly ordered material. The patented process takes from two to three years from conception to completion. Aesthetically speaking, gold-plated, silver, hand-affixed crystals, and other precious materials embellish the bottles. To check out these masterpieces you have to travel to New York, London, and, soon, Singapore. Digital perusing is available anytime.

POOL PLAY / The Grand Dame of hip hospitality has announced an opening of its second Miami location. Slated to open later this year, Soho House will launch Miami Pool House to service hipsters living between the areas of Wynwood and Edgewater. Located in a former printing facility, Windward Publishing, the space will feature an outdoor dining terrace, restaurant, club space, and cottage bar designed around an outdoor pool. Miami Pool House will be a tranquil, laptop-friendly workspace boosted by its signature social savoir faire, plus similar evening events and entertainment that helped make its sister location on the beach such a hit. Also, as is the case with the original flagship, Miami Pool House will be accessible to members and their guests only, rousing all interested to apply before the coveted memberships are gone.


FLIGHT MODE / Looking to elevate your game to new heights? The Zero-G Experience® is a one-ofa-kind opportunity to experience true weightlessness without going to space! The trip (using a modified Boeing 727 flown by specially trained pilots, who are experts in parabolic arcs) creates a weightless environment that offers a chance to float, flip, and soar like an astronaut. The process starts with the aircraft flying level with the horizon at an altitude of 24,000 feet. The pilots then gradually increase the angle of the aircraft to about 45° relative to the horizon until reaching an altitude of 32,000 feet. During this phase, passengers feel the pull of 1.8 Gs. Next, the plane pushes over the top of the parabolic arc and the zero-gravity phase begins. For the next 20-30 seconds, everything in the plane is weightless. Finally, the plane gently pulls out of the maneuver, allowing flyers to gradually return to the floor of the aircraft. The maneuver is flown 15 times over the course of the flight, each taking about ten miles of airspace to perform. In addition to zero gravity, flyers aboard G-FORCE ONE experience Lunar gravity (one sixth your weight), achieved by flying a wider arc over the top of the parabola. Sign up for your trip this October launching from Merritt Island and Fort Lauderdale.


“I can’t leave my house without the snake ring. Originally, I designed snake jewelry to overcome my fears. I was afraid of snakes, yet they symbolize good luck. Now I wear them nearly every day. In fact, snake themes in the jewelry industry have become one of the most popular.”

“I love to mix and match. My crowdstopping look is that with multiple rings. My aesthetic is ‘more is more,’ as I like bold statements. I wear jewelry every day, and I get stopped by women who love how I wear my jewels with casual, work, or special occasion looks. Stefere may be known because of celebrities, but any woman can access our pieces.”

feminine glam. Our best sellers are snakes and skull motifs, as well as florals and butterflies. As a designer, I am mesmerized by colorful gems. My favorite pieces are the oversized flower rings with miniature Rolling Stones lips. For a more romantic look, I love long butterfly rings. I am obsessed with our emerald hoop earrings, ear-cuffs, or crosses with blue stones, a Mykonian sea inspiration. Madonna has become a big fan and collector of our cross collections, too.”

One thing rings true: jewelry never goes out of style. And when combined with star power, the results are positively dazzling. Just ask Corina Mihaila Larpin, whose bijouterie brand Stefere, available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, is synonymous with Hollywood royalty. We asked the jet setter, who lives between LA, Geneva, Mykonos, Hong-Kong, and Miami, about her favorite trinkets.


“Some of my signature classics are skull-embellished jewels. Lady Gaga and Cher in particular fell in love with our skull-themed jewelry over the years. They wear it so well that we have a lot of women approach us for pieces with skulls.”


“Rubies have a special sentimental value for me. My custom-designed ruby nipple jewels for Cardi B’s costume by Thom Browne for the 2019 Met Gala was a media sensation. Rubies carry so much emotion and challenge the status quo. I have number of ruby items in my personal jewelry box.”

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2/ Antony Armchair by Virgil Abloh for Basic Space I’m really lucky because I already have two of these. Virgil Abloh was inspired by Jean Prouvé, who originally designed it in the 1950s. When Abloh reimagined it, he added plexiglass and accentuated it with a powder blue lacquer finish. It is a very functional piece.

This chair, part of Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection, is made out of fiberglass shell, lined with calfskin, and quilted on the inside. These are just super fun; it would be great to have in my house. I could imagine curling up inside and reading a book.


1/ Fragile Future by Studio Drift for Design Miami’s Carpenters Workshop I really love lighting and how it changes a space. This light fixture combines both nature and technology. I find that the dandelions are delicate, while the bronze and LED lights are a frigid component. I like the juxtaposition between the two.

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3/ Mexique Bookcase by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé I would love to have this in my house. This freestanding bookcase created by the iconic design-duo Perriand and Prouvé was a commission for a dormitory in Paris in the early 1950s. I really love the way it’s designed, and it looks great in a room.

When it comes to transformation, very few can outdo Anna Williams, the vice president of marketing at DACRA. Currently busy on Miami Design District’s Annual Design Commission, which oversees unique public art installations that change the local landscape, her keen eye is focused on aspirational functionality. Here are some of her favorite objects that don’t require a scaled footprint to make an impact.

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5/ Hanji Table & Stool by WKND Lab for Design Miami This piece is made out of traditional wood fiber paper. I’m really fascinated with the process of how a product is made even more so than the final product itself. It’s really cool how they can get functional furniture from paper.

4/ Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Cocoon by Fernando & Umberto Campana

A logo-lover’s fantasy, one cannot go wrong with this Italian-made shoe — a blend of calf leather and a unique, velvet-printed, Klein-blue Louis Vuitton's signature Monogram pattern. The femme cut, sleek waveshaped outsole completes this iconic design for a look that works with slacks for a polished presentation or a dress for those looking to give a polished look an edge. Available at the Louis Vuitton Boutique in Aventura Mall.

The sneaker of choice for the who’s who, the Golden Goose brand has become a household name. Known for their perfectly imperfect footwear for men, women, and children, it offers the luxury of a handcrafted shoe with a twist. Taking approximately 80 hours per pair to produce, the Ball Star sneaker has become an Italian-made classic that has garnered a cult following. The artisans who create each unit have mastered the “lived-in” look, and in case of the Ball Star the style evokes sentiments of the good ol’ college days in the 1980s mixed in with basketball style and skating culture. Think of it as a sartorial amalgamation loaded with life’s experiences. Noticeably recognizable from its signature star appliqué on the outside of each sneaker, the beaten-up look of the distressed calf leather offers durability, comfort, and major visual stimulation. If you are feeling creative head on down to the boutique at Bal Harbour Shops where you can customize your pair at the co-creation table.

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Sneakers have transcended the sportswear category, becoming an imperative part of every stylish woman’s wardrobe. Here are some of this season’s standouts.

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These white and beige GG Supreme Canvas sneakers are the epitome of chunky pastel perfection that delivers a punch in all the right places. Delicate yet retro with the unequivocal Gucci bold signature, you likely would not be questioned on who designed your made-inItaly, statementoatmeal-and-pink-huedfootwear.GetyourpairattheGucciBoutiqueinMiamiDesignDistrict.

6/ What about any hidden gems? I feel like not many people are aware of the extensive waterways that weave through Coral Gables. There’s nothing like a day on the boat in South Florida, and here you can wind down 8 miles of canals before dropping off on Biscayne Bay. 7/ Any thoughts on the city’s future? It’s amazing how a city that’s so steeped in history can embrace the future the way Coral Gables has. Construction is booming and new shops, bars and restaurants are springing up. I think more families, couples, and even businesses will be flocking to take advantage of everything the city has to offer.

1/ Tell us about the neighborhood.


Tri-county real estate associate and self-described homebody, Jeannie Montes de Oca knows from experience how important it is to make a house a home. Here, she reveals some insider information on why Coral Gables is the perfect place to hang your hat.

2/ What do you love most? As one of the first planned cities in Florida, The City Beautiful has a robust and well-maintained history. To this day you can visit the home of our founder George Merrick, stay at the world-renowned Biltmore Hotel, and splash about in the Venetian Pool. 3/ What’s your favorite activity? I really love walking with my corgi around our iconic golf courses, like the Granada Golf Course, Riviera Country Club or the Biltmore, all of which are both beautiful and challenging walks. I may even find my way to Chocolate Fashion for some freshly baked French bread! 4/ What about the architecture? The dominant style of architecture here is Mediterranean and Spanish — even our streets are named after towns and destinations in Spain — so you can find that everywhere. What many visitors don’t know about is the little villages dotted throughout the city that replicate traditional architecture from all over the world, like the Chinese Village, the Dutch South African Village and the French Normandy Village, my personal favorite. 5/ Are there any cultural opportunities? Absolutely! In addition to Spanish, I also speak French and Italian, so I love catching the foreign films that the Coral Gables Art Cinema screens. The exhibits and events at the Coral Gables Museum and Lowe Art Museum at UM are intriguing and fun for art lovers and families. And local bookshop Books & Books is a great place to mix and mingle with our culturati, as they often host authors and poets.


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I grew up in Coral Gables. I’m a University of Miami alumna, and I’ve raised my family here, so it’s home to me. The people are friendly, there’s shopping and dining everywhere, and its impressive canopies — courtesy of centuries-old trees — can’t be found anywhere else in South Florida.

Jeannie Montes de Oca has consistently delivered exceptional service and unbridled value to her clients for over 20 years. She is a dynamic professional who parlays her vast experience and sharp negotiating skills into successful transactions for her discerning and international clientele. forMiamiLuxuryResidential.comVisitmoreinformation.

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A mom to a 7-year-old and the host of her eponymous show on MSNBC and Peacock, Katie Phang wears many hats. Keeping up with her hectic schedule that includes TV hosting, podcast recording, and legal contributing ain’t for the weary.

I shower and I normally dress down because when I get to the Telemundo studio I put on the clothes for my TV show. I also drop my daughter off at camp or school.



I pick up my daughter from camp or school. This is the most rewarding part of my day because it’s a really nice time to talk and catch up with her that I otherwise wouldn’t get.




I make it to Telemundo and the first thing I do every day is get a ginger shot. They actually have an awesome juice bar, which is great. I also get another coffee; a café con leche to be exact, because nothing beats Cuban coffee.



I’m back with the team to do a post show debrief to figure out what we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we could improve on. We are also planning for the rest of the shows. After, I narrate the “Class Action” podcast on iHeartMedia.

The most exciting part of my day: I tape an entire hour of “The Katie Phang Show.”

I have multiple team calls with Peacock and MSNBC to go over show mapping, prospective guests, and bounce around ideas, so we have a preliminary run down of what we want the show to look like for the next couple of days.


I make breakfast for my daughter, Charlotte. To start my own day, I make myself a latte with oat milk. I also take my soon-to-be 15-year-old miniature schnauzer, Lola, out for a walk.

I shower and then I’ll read. I’m always reading. If I’m not reading on the internet, I’m into hardcover books from guests, prospective guests, or a subject matter that I’m interested in. And, of course, I’m also cruising TikTok. I love TikTok, the cooking, the makeup, and the animals, you name it. Aspirationally, I’m in bed by 10.



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I go in for full hair and makeup with amazing artists at Telemundo. It’s a total transformation.


On weekdays, if i can, I go to Pilates or the gym for an hour.


I have dinner and that’s usually something really simple like arugula with squeezed lemon, Parmesan, and a glass of rosé. I will ofhaveletsplurgetotallyandmyselfaglassrosé.



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STAY / Hotel Majestic Barriere is, hands down, one of Cannes most legendary places to stay. The panoramic views of the Mediterranean are breathtaking. The Prestige Seaview Terrace Suite, in particular, offers a beautiful terrace with a plunging view of the sea and the bay of Cannes. With its spacious bedroom, large and comfortable living room, and sumptuous bathroom, it’s the key to an exceptional experience during the show. You’ll feel like you own your own pied-àterre on the Croisette at Hotel Le Majestic.

DINE / A quick boat ride from Cannes to La Guérite puts you on a beautiful island with exceptionally good food and drink. Nestled on the rocky cove of SainteMarguerite Island that faces Cannes, La Guérite features unforgettable scenery. Since the beginning of last century, its worldwide clientele has been seduced by the restaurant’s charm, authenticity, and cuisine, which is both Mediterranean and healthy.


In honor of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Jorge L. Camaraza, director of sales and marketing for MarineMax Yachts Miami, gives us an insider’s look at the maritime epicenter of the French Riviera.


SHOP / If you are in the market for a boat, Azimut is debuting two new models at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September. The Grande 26M and the Grande 36M are built on the success of Azimut’s existing Grande line with some exciting new design integrations. Be sure to stop by to check them out at the Vieux Port.

LOUNGE / Located in the heart of the Port Canto overlooking the Bay of Cannes, Bâoli is an emblematic venue on the French Riviera. The rooftop bar, Cloud 9, is a heavenly open-air place in the shade of palm trees. This unique restaurant, bar, and club offers magical décor and promises to be your best bet for a perfect day out and one-of-a-kind cocktails.

SEE / Currently under renovation, Medusa, which reopens next spring, is the place to be if you’re looking for an A-list experience. It’s one of the best shows I’ve ever seen with amazing costumes, music, and performances. Medusa matches the glorious vibe of the Cannes’ Pointe Croisette seaside district. The building is designed like a castle decorated with palm trees, fairy lights, and a red carpet. In contrast, the interior feels sophisticated and colorful thanks to the combination of the lighting with the furniture. Medusa plays a broad spectrum of music, including R&B, house, and live music performances, attracting elite local and international guests. It also features burlesque dancers that will keep you entertained all night long.

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Accolades keep pouring in for a local baker whose baked goods are the stuff of legend.


And while his Instagram posts made it clear how much gratitude he feels towards his customers, the chefs who buy and serve his breads and the staff who help him produce them, Stern is grateful for the recognition, even if he didn’t ultimately win the award.

committees. After garnering Outstanding Baker nominations in both 2017 and 2018 — where he achieved semi-finalist status — he made it as a finalist in 2022.

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2022 James Beard Finalist for Outstanding Baker Zak Stern stands in front of his bakery, Zak the Baker.

In the meantime, Stern has filled the disappointment gap with another achievement: the Michelin Gourmand Bib Award, which he calls “thrilling.” Stern says, “I find the category to be extremely relevant: quality food at a good price. So much of quality is reserved for those of such privilege and is therefore out of reach to most. You can visit the bakery at 8 a.m. and spend $4 on a fresh croissant that was mixed, laminated, shaped, proofed, and baked fresh on site. That level of quality at such a low price point plays an important role in our culinary culture, and I’m proud that we were recognized for it.”

We couldn’t agree more.

a decade later and Stern is a much-admired figure in the artisanal Miami bread-baking scene he is credited with launching. In fact, he’s so renowned for his breads and pastries, the latter of which cater to his kosher/Jewish community but appeal to all, that he’s caught the eye of the James Beard Award

When Zak Stern, otherwise known as Zak the Baker, first started making sourdough bread in Miami back in 2012, he wasn’t thinking about awards. Happiness and how to achieve it was his major preoccupation.Itwasthatthinking that led him to switch careers from pharmacology to artisanal baking, mixing everything by hand in his modest, single-oven operation,

“It always feels great to be recognized by the James Beard Foundation,” he says. “They are the standard bearers of excellence in our industry. Obviously, it was disappointing that we didn’t win the award, but the opportunity to be invited to Chicago for the ceremony as a nominee has left

an indelible mark upon me, and will most certainly reflect on [our] work.”


But he always comes back home to the Grove.

“I learned about autism in my early thirties and it always struck me,” he says. “These young adults can experience work and have a sense of great accomplishment.”

One day, his skill and creativity caught someone’s eye, which led to his first commission for a more complex piece of jewelry. “I wasn’t sure how to make it,” he recalls. “I ran home and asked my neighbor for help. He was a jewelry maker and had a workshop in his garage.”

The eager apprentice continued honing his craft. “After a while, I started taking orders for oneof-a-kind pieces made with the customer’s own gemstones,” he Theresays. was more room to grow. Two years later, his father Hermann — the other “H” in the business name — encouraged him to open a proper storefront in Commodore Plaza. By 2003, he moved operations to one of the Grove’s historic buildings — the former Coconut Grove Bank designed by Walter DeGarmo in Today, H&H1920.

involved bejeweling a special nuptial. In 2015, H&H hosted a wedding and reception for a couple when same-sex weddings became legal in Florida.

“I’ve lived here since the 90s,” he says. “The Grove is my life. I’m here seven days a week. I pretty much don’t leave the Grove — if I do it’s to go out of town.”

The founder of H&H Jewels on Main Highway was in love with jewelry well before he established one of the Grove’s most enduring businesses. The lifelong passion began during childhood in St. Croix, where tropical beaches inspired early designs. “I loved the water,” he recalls. “I’d make shell jewelry and sculptures to sell to tourists. That’s how I got started in my creativity.”

And some of that creativity was likely inherited — his grandfather’s brother, whom he calls “uncle” — was a costume jewelry maker.

were open from 1 PM to 11 PM on weekdays and sometimes until 1 AM on weekends,” he says.

Jewels is not only literally located in the heart of the business district, it also claims a long history of events supporting the community. One of them

H. Bredemeier


H. and his uncle rented a parking space in Commodore Plaza, set up a table and sold jewelry with electroplated leaves and shells. The al-fresco vendor was devoted. “We

The venture fired up his heart’s calling: “I fell into it and fell in love with it.”

For someone who has designed tens of thousands of pieces of jewelry during his career — most of them luxury for a worldly clientele — H. Bredemeier himself could be called a Coconut Grove gem.

The Bredemeier family eventually moved from the U.S. Virgin Islands to South Florida, where H. attended Miami Beach High School. In 1985, a work experience program for seniors set him on an entrepreneurial path. “They let me be my own boss, which was rare,” he says.

3434 Main Highway  Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (305) www.hhjewels.com442-9760

H. Bredemeier — whose favorite gem is the sapphire — has come far from his beachside craft days: “I love traveling overseas and discovering rare gems or sourcing spectacular gems.”

Making Waves In The World of

H. Bredemeier also holds several causes close to his heart, including The de Moya Foundation, a non-profit that creates employment opportunities for young adults with unique abilities.



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It’s hard to believe that Jencarlos Canela — he of TV fame, musical accolades, caramel skin, and blue eyes — could ever feel anything but self-assured. Yet the twists and turns of show business haven’t spared this Miamian from the side effects of its polarizing nature. Turning his attention inward has put Canela on a journey of self-discovery that yielded a role in The Man from Toronto, a film he co-stars with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, and an upcoming opus of musical reveries. Judging by the depth of Canela’s reflections, the album might be his best one yet.



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I choose the projects I’m most passionate about. In other words I let the projects choose me when choosing what to prioritize.

Tell us about the new album. Yes, I’ve been working on one. I haven’t put one out in seven years. I’ve launched singles, but it’s been a while since I was inspired and motivated enough to build an album around a whole concept. And this is, without a doubt, the most introspective one I’ve ever done in my life. It dives into a lot of personal stuff and it’s ultimately about loving yourself through the good and notso-good of a human experience.

Sounds like you have given this some serious thought. Yes. This is a story about redefining who I am by taking a moment to figure out how many of my decisions have been influenced by culture, by generational trauma, the habits, and patterns of others. I’ve taken the time to psychoanalyze myself to make the adjustments that I need to reach my full potential. Music and acting are just vessels to communicate something bigger. And at the end of the day I would like to share my personal story with the hopes of creating some sort of positive impact.

You recently did a film with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, The Man from Toronto. Will we be seeing more of you on the screen? I just did a TV series in Mexico that comes out at the end of the year. And there might be a follow up to The Man from Toronto. But, in addition to the new album that will be out soon, the biggest project I’m focusing on is me.

Isn’t it a bit risqué to be so emotionally revealing in your There’sindustry?nobiggerrisk than not stepping into your own power and your own story. I just don’t want life to pass me by and to live in the shadows of others and their expectations. Our first album debuted number one, our second album debuted number one, too. Billboard Magazine declared us as the first-ever independent launch in Latin music history to debut number one. You feel the pressure. That’s huge, and then you got to keep that up. And then when you don’t, it’s like, oh my God. What does that mean? The first lead role that I did on TV was a massive success all around the world. The second one needed to be that too, and if it wasn’t then I wasn’t any good. The mind starts playing tricks and you become your worst enemy.

My first album was a bit of a mess. I was just having fun and making music that I liked without a specific style in mind. I was still getting to know myself and my identity so that was reflected in the diversity of the album. In this album my identity is obviously much more established, as well as the sound of the album.


I’ve dealt with severe anxiety for a big portion of my life. A lot of stress. The pressure of the expectations of others or my own expectations for myself. My relationship with food has been somewhat toxic; I’ve been codependent and self-sabotaging. I have played the role of my worst enemy for a big portion of my life. I started doing the “self” work and have built the tools to help me cope with things differently.

How has the inspiration behind your first album to the upcoming one different?

Did your decision to stay off social media factor into this story?

I took the time for myself that I needed, and I found something that I love. And that’s the ability to be present. I found my personal space. I haven’t stopped working since I was 17 years old, so that personal space for me is critical. I’m thinking of going back to social media without compromising the peace of mind that I have found. But parallel to that, I missed my connection with my audience. And my team is really excited to relaunch the space where we share all the exciting things that are happening. It’s such a huge way to communicate. So, we are looking to remain active without compromising what’s most important to me.

How do you juggle these various projects that include music, film, and production?

What recent challenges may have inspired this personal approach to music making?

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The act of creation is inspiring for many reasons. The following brands and individuals, with a solid South Florida processandunderstandfooting,executethealltoowell.

The Curious Fashionista

Valeria Krasavina

Moscow-born Valeria Krasavina is the type of artisan that refuses to be categorized. The prolific tastemaker is a fashion designer, an illustrator, a budding lifestyle doyenne, and a throughand-through creative who doesn’t turn inspiration away. “I think that when you are a creative person, there is always more than just one outlet for creativity,” says Krasavina. “Discovery is just so much fun.” In matters of style, there’s her Daydream Collection, a line of conceptual womenswear defined by asymmetrical tulle tops reminiscent of ballet tutus. “I came up with the concept while playing in my studio, and I developed unique techniques, so every piece is made to order by me,” she explains. “The first top I made reminded me of a flower, which I’ve always found endlessly inspiring.” For all her other efforts, there’s Fine Frenchie, a retail platform inspired by her pet bulldog where shoppers can find limited-edition prints, silk scarves, candles, pillows, stationery, and wallpapers. Regardless of the endeavor, the common thread through them all is Krasavina’s joyful spirit. “I want to inspire people, make them laugh and feel connected [to me],” she says. “That’s why you see so many positive and encouraging messages throughout my merchandise.” As she continues to explore outlets for her artistic energies, Krasavina is certain of one thing: She’s in the right place at the right time. “Miami is definitely very inspiring,” she says. “I love how diverse the city is, mixing all these cultures together. I’m excited to be part of it and its future.”

Opposite page: Samples of Krasavina’s tutu-inspired work. This page: The designer and her Frenchie at her atelier.


It’s not by coincidence that The Office, an art platform with brick-and-mortar presence in the Miami Design District, doesn’t follow the traditional gallery model. Its co-creator, Matthew Chevallard, has always been one to do things his way. He made his own rules when, at just 19 years old, he launched Del Toro, a luxury line that reflected his love for statement footwear. And he did things his own way again with the debuts of Blu Scarpa in 2019 and Concetto Limone in 2020, two brands that hint at the fact that his penchant for shoes may border on obsession. Apart from his business endeavors, Chevallard’s personal pursuits and hobbies further reveal a rather inclusive ethos. When asked what his interests are when it comes to art, he’s hesitant to commit to an answer: “That is a loaded question. Contemporary art to be vague, but my focus is centered around Arte Povera and emerging contemporary art in America. I’m just passionate about art in general and buy what I love.” This reverence for free-thinking

and rebellious creativity has served him well at The Office, a forum that adds value to the emerging artists they work with by not representing them, but rather by helping them place their works in collections they otherwise wouldn’t be in. It’s through The Office that he’s scored his latest master stroke, exclusive East Coast representation of a curated selection of Memphis Milano works, a movement started in Italy in 1980 by the architect Ettore Sottsass that achieved iconic status almost instantly and has only remained more appealing ever since. Characterized by a mishmash of styles and irreverent spirit, the pieces are a befitting addition to Chevallard’s oeuvre and fit right in with Miami’s anything-goes attitude. Beyond the Memphis Milano coup, Chevallard’s focus remains on The Office’s goal. “Our mission is to connect emerging artists to our high-valued clients,” he says. “We are providing a service to guide collectors across many backgrounds to help them find their own eye and avoid regrettable acquisitions.”

From left: Matthew Chevallard; The Office’s brick-and-morter location in the Miami Design District.

The Prolific Tastemaker

Matthew Chevallard

The Natural Approach

Back in 2008 when Paloma Teppa revealed her charming Plant the Future terrariums to Miami, minimalism still had its hold on much of the city, but our tastes were beginning to thaw. Teppa helped us along with her approach to biophilia, one marked by succulents, cacti, and other arid specimens planted on soil, gravel, and rocks, and sometimes interspersed with figurines of bunnies, gorillas, and horses. Overnight, or so it seems now, her compositions became the arrangements of choice for tastemakers in the know. It was a genius concept when you think about it: Teppa used her green thumb to ensure those who collected her live installations didn’t need one. As with all great ideas, imitators soon followed, but that Plant the Future essence was impossible to copy. We now see Plant the Future’s evolution on murals all over the country and collaborations with leading brands such as Lladró, but the Wynwoodborn original will always have our heart.


Plant the Future’s Glass Terrariums


The Chill Factor

As the geniuses at Sub-Zero see it, a refrigerator offers a chance for both practicality and panache. Recently reimagined, the 48-inch refrigeration system (in either the Classic Series’ iconic stainless-steel grille or the Designer Series’ “disappearing” version) has been a staple in the kitchens of well-heeled aesthetes for as long as we can remember. But even an icon can use a reinvention. The fresh new features nod to nextgeneration bells and whistles, with innovations that include an intelligent climate system for more effective cooling, a touch control panel to customize settings, stainless-steel accents in the interior, nano-coated glass shelves with spill-containing abilities, LED lighting that illuminates all contents no matter how packed the ice box is, a night mode that adapts to dim environments, a flip-up dairy compartment for taller items, and a NASA-inspired air purification system that scrubs the air of ethylene and odor every 20 minutes. A breath of fresh air? You can say that again.




The Urban Pioneer

There can’t be talk of Miami’s bullish real estate market without including Shahab Karmely in the conversation. The founder and CEO of KAR Properties has made it clear he’s here to play in the big leagues after committing more than $300 million into the local market with acquisitions and investments in established and emerging neighborhoods. The crown jewel in his portfolio is One River Point, what Karmely calls a “functional living” residential compound that will rise in the only private gated park in Downtown Miami. The behemoth will encompass two 60-story glass towers with the five-star trappings six-figure real estate demands these days: architecture by Rafael Viñoly, residential amenities by B&B Italia, and Miami’s first floating sky club by Adrian Zecha. When prompted for what makes ORP special, Karmely is succinct and to the point: “We have achieved a new plateau in urban living.” The undertaking is ambitious to say the least, but one Karmely is well-equipped to see through. The man has carved an illustrious career by championing and

executing innovative and inventive real estate concepts throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. He first zoned in on Miami (a city he likens to Singapore in the 1980s) upon hearing about Swire’s plans for Brickell City Centre and then seeing how the mall galvanized Brickell. “Miami is one of the western hemisphere’s most beautiful cities with unparalleled access and infrastructure,” says the developer. “My first espresso of the day, as I take in the sun and air, is when I get to appreciate this beautiful city.” Karmely is betting big on said charms not just with ORP, but also with two additional multi-use towers in ORP’s vicinity and a residential building in Wynwood — not to mention 2000 Ocean, another blue-chip condominium structure across the county line in Hallandale Beach. “Luxury is the art of blending the aspirational with the essential in a harmonious package,” says Karmely. “Our projects aim to bring together the inspirational and the functional into a balanced final project that elevates the living experience.”

Top: Shahab Karmely takes in the beauty of Miami; Inspiration meets function at One River Point.

Shahab Karmely



The Glass Act


When Artefacto launched itself into the American design market with its first Coral Gables showroom in 2002, it did so loudly and without apology. In just a few years, the Brazilian company became synonymous with genuine South American craftsmanship and ingenuity, and it was because of items like the Caixa Bar Pietra, a standout example (from its latest collection) of Artefacto’s organic design approach. Handassembled in the firm’s São Paulo factory, the cabinet brings nature indoors with its solid Brazilian wood frame, Grigio marble handle, and polished steel internal framing. Inside, the piece is equipped with refrigerated drawers and LED lighting to function as a cocktail bar, a coffee counter, or both. It’s the ideal companion to celebrate Artefacto’s 45th anniversary as a third-generation, family-owned brand dedicated to modern luxury.


The Conversation Starter

Baccarat’s Eye Vase

French designer Nicolas Triboulot considers himself fortunate of being a self-taught artisan, as that lack of formal education allowed him to pursue ideas without preconceived notions or baggage. Said approach served him well at Baccarat, the brand where he began his career and for which he would go on to design more than 200 items. In 1983, Triboulot’s fascination with techniques and technology led to the creation of the Eye Vase, his so-called “ode to light.” Bold and architectural, the piece’s juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical planes allows it to refract like a precious stone for the type of visual effect we’ve come to expect from Baccarat. This shining example of upscale taste and imaginative curiosity has become a mainstay in Baccarat’s inventory since its debut.

The Utopian Architect


movement is internationally recognized as a high point in American architectural history,” says Strang, a published author on the subject. “It brilliantly captured the optimism and enthusiasm of the post-war era. These buildings had to respond to climate and site in a manner that most people don’t even think about today. I remain inspired by those timeless lessons.” Inspired is right. At his Miami practice, Strang and his team incorporate the main tenets of the movement and adapt them to 2022 sensibilities through work he describes as “environmental modernism.”

has garnered fans all over the world, various accolades from the Florida chapter of the AIA, and editorial love from major publications. All this further solidifies Strang’s position as a seasoned professional with a keen understanding of his industry. “I believe that unique designs always result when you approach each project with an open mind and respond to the local site and characteristics, and listen to your clients,” he says. “I am committed to this.” Words to live by — literally.

It’s safe to say Max Strang was born to design. A childhood spent in a Winter Haven home designed by the late great architect Gene Leedy, one of the leading practitioners of the Sarasota Modern style of architecture, instilled an interest in structure and its ethos from early on. “The house was this amazing assemblage of concrete and glass,” he says. “Those architectural spaces had a powerful impact on me as a young kid.” So powerful, in fact, that the Sarasota Modern principles would become a guiding force in the development of Strang’s aesthetic sensibilities. “The

This page from top: Max Strang; Modern principles guide the aesthetic; Strang’s environmental modernism on display. Opposite page: Local site characteristics at play.

His firm’s winning approach

Max Strang



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The façade, the staircase, and the main entrance remain true to the original design, so the rehabilitation of every exterior detail has been planned to enhance its inherent beauty. But most of the mansion can be modified.

Originally designed and built by José de Azpiroz in 1924 and owned by the same family for almost 100 years, the Palacete de Azpiroz represents a rare opportunity to live in a stately historic mansion updated with tailor-made interior modern finishes and state-of-the-art features in the most prestigious neighborhood in Madrid. Situated on a quiet street in the heart of Almagro, the interiors of the $14.25 million, 7,535-square-foot, four-story dwelling is currently being fully refurbished by the architectural studio of Rafael Robledo Arquitectos, while meticulously preserving its legacy.

According to Álvaro González de la Hoz Fernández, managing director at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Madrid, the architects’ objective is to create the most exclusive residential property in the capital. “A purchaser can customize its distribution, so it can be tailored to suit anyone’s needs at whim,” he says. “There is no mansion for sale in Madrid with these characteristics and this opportunity, which makes the property very unique.”

“The future owner can combine an impressive residential area with a spa area, gym, garden, and garage, for example, with an area made up of offices, an art gallery or a showroom dedicated to business,” explains González de la Hoz Fernández. Currently, the updates will incorporate the new advances in home automation and sustainability, while respecting the stately and classic splendor of the Palacete’s past.

Previous page: Stately historic mansion gets updated. This page from top: Almagro with a view; the staircase remains true to the original design; “There is no mansion for sale in Madrid with these characteristics;” updates will incorporate new advances in home sustainability.


Designed by British architect Simon Bowden and sitting at the heart of the notable Howard de Walden estate, the newly completed five-story building houses just 54 one- to three-bedroom apartments, offering a rare opportunity to be part of the provenance of aristocratic estates in Central London, notable for the famous names like Charles Dickens, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul McCartney. While the structure’s balustrades reference the classic Victorian mansion block, its white glazed-terracotta cladding is contemporary, and its signature feature — an intricate lantern frieze running along the edge of the terraced penthouses — crown the design with distinction. “We wanted to use technology and engineering to reintroduce old craft into a contemporary production,” says architect Simon Bowden. “The balustrades were produced by a local foundry and reintroduce an architectural aspect that is hundreds of years old.”

Clockwise from top: Simon Bowden’s masterpiece; the balustrades were produced by a local foundry; one of the key selling points is the location; technology mixes with old craft.

All apartments, including the $9.15 million three-bedroom, three-bath 1,873-square-foot unit shown here, revolve around a central courtyard topped with an expansive glass roof that fills the core with daylight, while open sides bring in fresh air. Among its key selling points is its location, says Martin Bikhit, managing director of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices London Kay & Co./Marler & Marler. “Marylebone, in all its understated glory, is the very best of central London living,” Bikhit explains. “It’s a hidden enclave that is a welcome surprise — an unspoiled pocket of London that boasts charming architecture, artisan cafés, and tasteful boutiques.”

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In addition to the 10-room, four-bath, red-brick, thatched-roofed main house, highlights of the estate include a guest house, a green house, and an outdoor kitchen plus a pool and sauna surrounded by lush lavender and rose bushes. Terra-cotta paving stones offer a touch of Mediterranean flavor near the charming garden house with an open fireplace outdoors, while a gallery with a wide wooden staircase in the main living room and transom windows along a rounded wall in a second generous living space anchor the home with character. Beautifully appointed with antique furniture (most of which may be purchased), the bedrooms feature traditional chimney ovens. Inlaid parquet wood and precious stone tile floors, mullioned windows, and wooden ceiling beams add character.

Surrounded by a roughly six-foot-high brick wall high, the estate overlooks the adjacent forest and gated paddock, which is accessible from the premises for an easy morning or afternoon horseback ride.

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Commissioned by Walter Felsenstein, the founder of the Komische Opera company, and his wife, Maria, this enchanting countryside compound designed by German architect Johannes Bendik and completed in 1967 brims with elegant charm amid the sloping hills of a 2.16-acre site in the outskirts of Berlin. “The secluded historic property, which includes 4,843 square feet of living space and horse stables, sits adjacent to a nature preserve and is maintained by the Felsenstein family to this day,” says listing agent Evelyn Wilcek of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rubina Real Estate. “It was important to Walter and Maria to build a spacious and luxurious residence that would fit perfectly into the landscape and not appear overbearing.”

From top: The 2.16-acre property is located on the outskirts of Berlin; the home is appointed with antique furniture; the estate overlooks the adjacent gated paddock.


Set amid nearly 3.5 thoughtfully landscaped acres on the Greek isle of Mykonos, this spectacular ultra-modern villa not only offers sweeping vistas of Panormos Bay but also features virtually every amenity a seasoned globetrotter could ask for. “Designed by acclaimed Greek architect Mparmpalias, the home combines the living, entertaining, and artistic ambiance of Mykonos with a perfect amalgamation of Mykonian minimalism and the finest luxurious amenities of the modern world,” says listing agent George Yfantis of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Athens Properties.

“The outdoor highlight is the open-air amphitheater integrated into the landscape and equipped with a bar, provisions for a DJ, and the capacity to host 250-300 people,” says Yfantis. “Additionally, an open-air movie theater provides the ideal place to enjoy a movie under the Mykonian sky.”

A fire-pit lounging area with a circular couch for romantic evenings by the sea, a round petalshaped pool, geothermal and solar energy and water systems, a life-size chess lounge, and a private heliport contribute to the rich mix of amenities of the stunning $25.5 million property.

This page: Ultra-modern villa meets Greek DNA; open kitchen features a fireplace; the villa offers sweeping vistas of Panormos Bay. Opposite page: The home is designed by acclaimed Greek architect Mparmpalias.


Inside the 8,235-square-foot, six-bedroom, eight-bath dwelling, the accent is on comfort and views with a living space, an open kitchen with a fireplace, a lounge seating area and a barbecue balcony crowning the structure on the uppermost entrance level. On the next level down, two of four suites with ensuite bathrooms feature sea views, the other two offer garden views, and a playroom, family room, and television room. And the lowest level includes two more private rooms with ensuite baths, one of which includes a hammam, as well as a massage and fitness room and a second kitchen.


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This page clockwise: As metaverse trends enter the mainstream, retail has followed suit; Superplastic and Gucci released 500 hand-numbered NFTs for a Supergucci collection; Avatars are the new mannequin. Opposite page clockwise: In Roblox, Gucci Town is the haute spot;. Fortnite collab with Balenciaga; Young Thug and Giuseppe Zanotti’s COBRAS shoes released 1,000 limited digital-only designs in Decentraland with NFT


Dressing your avatar in virtual luxury? Say what? This growing trend in the digital space is gaining momentum. Let’s check out what’s in store for your pixelated doppelgänger.

The real ones will set you back $1,190. So getting them virtually is much more affordable. And while the physical-first fashion industry is still dominating, Miami may soon be running on the digital-first fashion gear. Game on!


And still make heads turn. That’s what happened at this year’s annual event. In June 2022, Metaverse Group, an NFT-based metaverse real estate company, collaborated with Miami Fashion Week to host events in the metaverse, a space called Fashion Street Estate. Outfits, also known as skins, were as fashion-forward as those on display IRL (in real life) at the Frost Science and Nader Museums.

The virtual experience had fashion shows, avatar models, and catwalks. And attendees were able to purchase virtual goods via links with — get this — real money. And a lot of it. Naturally, many luxury brands are hopping into


Not to be outdone, Gucci has joined forces with platforms like Roblox, The Sims, and Genies to create looks for the platforms’ avatars. Have you heard of Gucci Town? If you haven’t, your teen relative has. In May 2022, Gucci Town became the new gathering spot on Roblox. It’s a “virtual piazza” and a “dynamic destination to discover the kaleidoscopic vision of [creative director] Alessandro

Michele, express one’s own individuality, and connect with likeminded individuals from all over the world,” according to the brand’s announcement.InGucciTown, South Floridians will find the Gucci Shop, a boutique where they can purchase limited-edition digital collectibles like archive-inspired Gucci Blondie bags. A bragging right for many — that is, if you can score one. This Roblox-only shop is like a virtual counterpart to a brick-and-mortar store at Aventura Mall.

at Miami Fashion Week might have been dressed in Balenciaga, Gucci, or Giuseppe Zanotti. These luxury brands dominate digital fashion right now. In 2020, Balenciaga used the popular video game “Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow” to present its Fall 2021 Collection. Last September, it announced a strategic partnership with Fortnite — one of the leading games in the metaverse — to present a collection of digital wearables. It was the first time in Fortnite’s history for this kind of posh alliance.

“The 3D snake that wraps around the shoe’s body symbolizes power and transformation, embodying the spirit of this collaboration,” said Zanotti.

nstead of attending Miami Fashion Week in person, imagine sending your avatar dressed in cutting-edge fashion from the comfort of your computer.

The Balenciaga store in Fortnite looks similar to brand’s flagship in the Design District, and you can shop the clothes virtually in an area called Retail Row. And as the line between virtual and real life continues to blur, Balenciaga designed a limited-edition series of physical products with Fortnite too, available in stores and online. Think hoodies and hats emblazoned with the game’s logo.

For those of you reading this with minds blown, you may not realize that in popular virtual reality games like Second Life, Decentraland, or Animal Crossing, avatars can be identical to our human selves. Our digital twins, if

In fact, Decentraland’s Metaverse Fashion Week took place only a few months before Miami Fashion Week. There, Giuseppe Zanotti officially entered the blockchain ecosystem in partnership with the NFT community DeadFellaz. The designer, in collaboration with hip-hop artist Young Thug, released 1,000 limited digital-only designs of their famed COBRAS sneaker. The lucky players who snagged them can now express their individuality by dressing their avatar in these limited-edition wearable sneakers.

This is only the beginning. Last year, Gucci partnered with Superplastic to start Supergucci. Supergucci is a series of ultralimited NFTs co-created by Michele and Superplastic’s synthetic artists Janky & Guggimon. Limited to 500 hand-numbered pieces, each NFT incorporates house codes found in the Gucci Aria collection. They made $3.5 million off the first drop. It was so successful that they did another three-part virtual product drop together in February.

In Decentraland, a 3D virtual world browser-based platform, people spend real money to buy and sell land, houses and now Avatar wearables. These players load up on the top digital goods with their real-world greenbacks to support what is known as “the ethereum blockchain.”

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The Dalmore, with its inimitable stag logo, has just released the latest addition to what it calls the Principal Collection, and even in that rarefied company, the 21-Year-Old is quite a step up. The 1,000-bottle limited edition enjoys an initial maturation in white oak exbourbon barrels, picking up vanilla and honey notes, then finishes its journey in casks which previously held the storied Matusalem oloroso sherry. The result is an extraordinarily silky Highland single malt, with distinct orange and chocolate notes on the nose, and a lengthy exotic finish reminiscent of peaches, pears, ginseng, and marzipan.

In 1830, the MacAskill brothers rowed from Eigg, one of the smallest of the Hebrides islands, to Skye (the largest), and launched Talisker—today the oldest working distillery in that wild and beautiful place. Given the nearly two centuries of history, it’s surprising to learn that the house’s newest single malt, grandly named 44-YearOld: Forests of the Deep, is the most aged the institution has ever released. The name references not only the marine influence on the spirit (it is “sweet, savoury, smoky, and saline,” as the great Glaswegian spirits writer Dave Broom has noted) but also the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, which is helping preserve one of the world’s largest sea kelp forests near the Cape of Good Hope. Cheers to that.

he basic formula for superb scotch whisky seems simple. Distill barley. Place it in wood vessels. Maybe more than one kind. Walk away. For a long time. Test the results, adjust as necessary, repeat—and, after a hundred years of trying, you’ll likely have enough experience under your belt to really achieve something spirited. Over the summer, for instance, Highland single malt maker Tomatin (more on that brand in a moment) marked its 125th birthday with a limited edition of 50-year-old juice, priced at a whopping $21,500, give or take a dollar or two.

JOHNNIE WALKER / Johnnie Walker King George V was created to celebrate the monarch, who granted the brand its first Royal Warrant in 1934. The makers drew on the archives to hand-select whiskies from distilleries that existed during his reign. This includes some of the rarest in the reserves, including irreplaceable casks from the now-closed Port Ellen distillery. Much like its namesake, it has a great depth of character and elegant reserve. Notewise, abundant spice and dried fruits from Speyside and Highland are perfectly balanced with vanilla, which release layers of sweet fruits, dark chocolate, toffee and roast nuts. Port Ellen gives a coastal smokiness that gathers momentum through the long finish. Expect a slight prickle from alcohol if sniffed too long, but pretty low alcohol profile overall considering its cask strength.

If you can’t get hold of that aforementioned celebratory 50-year-old, salve the sting by seeking out Tomatin’s companion release, the Single Cask - 1993, made from the naturally soft water of the distillery’s Alt-na-Frith burn and personally selected by Master Distiller Graham Eunson. Massive sherry and stewed fruit notes emerge initially, balanced with brooding hints of engine oil and furniture wax. With a bit of time, nuttier flavors follow, and a drying sensation of Assam tea and cocoa lead the finish. At 114 proof, this treasure—aged in the same sort of vessel the founders would have used in 1897—nevertheless provides a dazzlingly smooth journey.

With age comes wisdom, sure. But that’s nothing compared to what a little time does to single malt scotch. Seek out these newly released collectibles.

Worth it? Sure, if you can get hold of it. But truly special occasions can be celebrated for a little less. The three bottles listed below come to mind. All are vanishingly rare; inquire at your top local shop as soon as you can. Time waits for no collector.



Derrick Thomas, founder of Miami Tech Runs, takes crypto to court… the basketball court.


errick Thomas has always been serious about basketball, recruited from his hometown of Harlem as a teenager to play hoops for a boarding school and then later at Drexel University. He counts NBA players among his friends and former roommates. Still, when he recently found himself playing at the FTX Arena with some 55 like-minded Miamians, he was in awe.

As the closing event to Season One of Miami Tech Runs, the first sports club to exist on a blockchain, Thomas marveled that the group he launched with the help of friends drew the likes of mainstream executives, startup founders, and even NFL players. Members — 80 percent of whom knew nothing about cryptocurrency when they first joined Miami Tech Runs — used tokens to partake in the game while off the court, forged connections, and gained new skills.

“Our mission is simple: to be the ultimate playground in the metaverse at the intersection of sports, crypto, and culture,” Thomas explains. “We come together to play basketball, but we leave better than we came: whether that’s a new relationship or one that has fostered deeper, a better understanding of fitness and mental health, or a better understanding of a topic we talked about on the sidelines.”

The idea for Miami Tech Runs was a long time coming for Thomas, who created an App in college to connect collegiate athletes with qualified agents after being unimpressed with the ones he encountered while trying to further his own sports career. Because of NCAA rules, Thomas, a communications and mass media major, wasn’t allowed to monetize the App.

He moved to Florida and worked as one of Tesla’s top producers before joining a private equity fund in 2017, where he learned about cryptocurrency. After the 2018 crash, Thomas doubled down and began investing in crypto. “I tried version 2.0 of what I did in college,” Thomas says. “I connected athletes to managers and housed their contracts on the blockchain. But because of COVID, players didn’t care about connecting to the right agents anymore. They wanted to connect to people to create economic opportunities for themselves. I thought, ‘What if we could wrap a token around things we are already active and familiar with?’”

Enter Miami Tech Runs, which brings members together twice a month to play basketball, drones flying overhead to capture footage. But it doesn’t stop with sports: they have token-gated dinner meetings and an active chat group that sees high-level executives interacting six hours a month.

The game at FTX Arena spurred people in 10 cities to reach out about starting their own DAO. LA Tech Runs launched with 60 members. “It took off!” says Thomas, 31 and father of two young boys. “We can see a world where Miami Tech Runs is the ultimate playground where people come together for sports and learn about crypto. The future is bright!”



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With a waitlist in the hundreds and interest exploding, Thomas is confident the Magic City is the ideal locale for Miami Tech Runs to meet its goals. “We have great political governance that is very pro blockchain and crypto currency,” Thomas says. “We have a great climate and a really good quality of life, and the people here are very inclusive in a diverse way.”


ossa Corsa. It is the lifeblood hue of Ferrari, which translates to “racing red,” the brand’s signature color. That shade, along with Gialloy Fly, or bright yellow, cover the walls of the new Ferrari Store at Aventura Mall. Stateside, it’s only the second emporium of its kind by the luxury automaker, perfectly aligning with Miami joining the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit (the other location is in Los Angeles).


A refashioned lifestyle boutique by a luxury automaker races into Aventura Mall.

For those South Floridians who’ve been to Milan or Maranello, Italy, they’ll notice this Miami outpost is similar to the Ferrari lifestyle stores in those cities, as well as its aforementioned sister Los Angeles boutique. As luxury and heritage auto brands move further and further into the lifestyle market, expect Ferrari to eventually move past your closet, too. One could easily imagine the Prancing Horse coming off the highways and maybe even into your living room next. On your marks, get set, go!

Both colors cover leather banquettes, rounded display tables, and curved walls. The vibrant shades are paired alongside bright whites and sleek Terracotta entranceways. Black lighting panels are inset into the ceiling and are a subtle nod to circular racetracks and drag racing lines. Brushed aluminum accents abound.


From left: One of two boutiques in the US of its kind, Ferrari Store sets up shop in Aventura Mall; the offerings include fashions for men, women and children.

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With 10 floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the boutique, Ferrari’s Fall/Winter 2022-23 ready-to-wear fashion collection by brand’s creative director Rocco Iannone is on display in a show stopping way. Ferrari fans will find the Prancing Horse tastefully incorporated into menswear, womenswear, accessories, and even children’s clothes. Think silk button-down shirts, classic hoodies, and unique technologically advanced items such as a 2-in-1 bomber jacket that transforms into a lightweight cardigan. Expect forward-thinking textiles and designs that mirror Ferrari’s renowned auto prowess. Pieces are often made with recycled materials, as the brand has remained committed to limited environmental impact. Small gifts, shoes, bags, watches (a kids’ academy watch perhaps?), and sunglasses (Ray-Ban collabs) are also favorites among early shoppers.


Ferrari goes hand in hand with Miami pop culture. The red and yellow are synonymous with the Italian racing cars, as well as the Ferrari Testarossas that cruised the Magic City during the “Miami Vice” era. It’s safe to say, Crockett and Tubbs would be regulars at this shop. First off, the boutique is peppered with Ferrari photographs from Miami of decades past. Secondly, the images are filled with neon lights and pay major homage to the nostalgia of those characters’ halcyon days.


Capponi will tell you that global problems were not always his top priority. At the age of 21, he was a Miami nightlife impresario turning that experience into a successful stint as a high-end home developer. The side effect of his success was a drug habit that led him onto the NY streets during a particularly brutal winter. Two decades ago, he got clean and, in gratitude, turned his efforts towards GEM.

A one-time Miami nightlife guru and a real estate developer, Michael Capponi has become an unlikely face of global altruism.



To say that Capponi is proverbially miles away from the buzzy Miami scene he helped create (Privé, B.E.D., and Mansion come to mind) would be a huge understatement. These days, the multi-hyphenate has become a major good doer as the founding CEO of Global Empowerment Mission (GEM), a nonprofit organization based in Miami that, despite its compact footprint, has delivered two decades’ worth of enormous impact on nearly every disaster event known to mankind. Capponi has been to Haiti nearly 100 times. He in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit and in Surfside when the Champlain Tower collapsed. When Russia invaded Ukraine, he was one of the first humanitarian representatives on the Polish border handing out care

packages. And he does not mince words about the relative efficacy of GEM’s hands-on, direct-aid approach.

“Sometimes I feel like the pot as a whole is much greater than what will actually be given to the people,” he says. “For Surfside, we only raised a million and a half dollars. But we put every single survivor in a new apartment. (We) paid first and last months’ rent plus security deposits. For some people, we paid an entire year’s rent. We gave every single survivor thousands of dollars on a Visa card and new home goods. What happens in many disasters is a number (of aid) is raised as a whole, and it goes in so many different pots that it gets diluted. Because every single pot has its own overhead. We’re disrupting the system, in a way. Our only goal is to get the most amount of aid in the shortest amount of time for the least amount of money to the most amount of people. It’s really all that we care about.”

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peaking from a hotel room somewhere in Kyiv, Ukraine, Michael Capponi dismisses inquiries about his safety and focuses instead on overcoming the main threat to his ongoing humanitarian efforts in the war-raged country. “Bureaucracy doesn’t exist for me,” he says. “I don’t even pay attention to it. I just cut right through.” Earlier that week, for instance, he had met with a regional governor, who reports directly to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “This is very different from the typical paperwork channel. You come to the table and say, ‘This is what we’re willing to do, and this is what we need from you. We need your security. We need access to be able to repair this particular school. We don’t want to deal with the Ministry of Work. We don’t want to deal with the Ministry of Education. It’s too complicated. If you want the school repaired and you want kids back in school for September, give us the keys, sign the Memo of Understanding, and you’ll see, right?’ Then you call Home Depot, you get some materials, you hire local labor, and that’s it.”


“I tried to have a double life for a very long time,” he says. “And, eventually, I started understanding that wasn’t my destiny anymore. It was in my destiny to apply the skills from all the previous cycles — and put everything into GEM.”


Judging by the impact that rippled through the communities Capponi has had a hand in helping, it’s been well worth it.



When an innovative Swiss watch maker set out to pay homage to an ancient civilization, it delivered big on a timeless treasure.

In its signature fashion, Urwerk time display appears magically from under the dome cover. Once the 60th minute passes, the minute’s indicator disappears. Instead of just rotating around a central axis, the display reappears on the side of the case, but this time as a kilometer counter. This measures the kilometers covered every 20 minutes by those located in Mexico as well as the planetary rotation computed in Mexico City. On the other side of the case, another indicator shows the earth’s revolution around the sun every 20 minutes, offering three measures of time, all based on the movement of our planet. These indicators pay homage to the Sun Stone’s unique 20-day calendar system.

Case in point: the new UR100V, aka the first watch from Urwerk’s new Time and Culture Line. And it’s crazy stuff, indeed. As the name implies, the watch takes inspiration from the expression of time as envisioned by various cultures. In this case, the muse is Aztec Empire and its Sun Stone. The Sun Stone, carved in the late 15th century, was lost and buried, presumably by the Spanish conquistadors, only to be rediscovered in 18th century Mexico. It is now proudly displayed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. The vestige is a carved representation of the Aztec calendar that interestingly conisists of 18 months, 20 days and five nemontemi (none days). Though the Aztecs did not account for leap years, their calendar system was impressive nonetheless. To echo that ingenuity, the Sun Stone was reinterpreted by Urwerk in a most innovative way.


The UR-100V is presented in an antique copper finish. The Sun Stone is carved onto its alloy dome that covers the movement. The intricate carving requires a magnifying glass for true appreciation, but it’s a bit of a puzzle, too. Hidden in plain sight is a signature; an acronym and Mayan numbering offered to be deciphered. Urwerk’s Time and Culture time is a real treasure hunt, indeed.

“Every company should have a laboratory where it’s doing the crazy stuff,” says Martin Frei, the chief designer and co-founder of Urwerk, one of the most innovative and design-forward watch companies in Switzerland.

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Top: Martin Frei, the chief designer and co-founder of Urwerk, is a fan of crazy creativity. Below: The new UR100V is the first watch from Urwerk’s new Time and Culture Line.

International design star Jean-Louis Deniot brings fresh luster and a dash of cinematic flair to a growing roster of private residences and new developments in South Florida.



Though he readily embraces his abundance of opportunities, the seasoned tastemaker often retreats to recharge in South Beach, where he bought a home 10 years ago. “I love the sense of comfort, but

racking Jean-Louis Deniot’s list of ongoing projects is a little like scanning a map of the world. Since founding his Paris-based architecture and interior design firm almost two decades ago, the French designer has become an international design star — with high-profile projects worldwide. His eclectic yet luxurious interiors have more recently attracted the attention of international developers, who have tapped him to bring his fresh approach to design — filtered through his classical training — to more expansive projects, including the renovation of the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel and its new residential towers in New York.




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Among the highlights of his work in Miami Beach are a contemporary single-family home on Flamingo Drive, where a mix of mid-20th century accents and finishes are juxtaposed with lively furnishings and art in playful visual repartee, and an expansive penthouse in a South Beach high-rise, where gritty urban textures contrast with refined surfaces to create a surprising aerie in the sky. Yet, Deniot’s most significant commission has been developing the interiors of Elysée, a 57-story bayfront


also the adventure,” says the designer. “I’ve been coming to Miami for 15 years and it’s fascinating as a visitor to come to a place that’s so welcoming, so easygoing, so accessible, and so full of life. It’s a piece of paradise.” Given his affinity for the environs, it’s hardly a surprise that he’s been gradually leaving his luxe imprint on South Florida, too.

condominium developed by Florida-based Two Roads Development with architecture by Arquitectonica. As he does with every project, Deniot dug into the history of the environs and explored the architectural context before honing his ideas for a spirit of “understated theatricality” in the structure’s common areas, including three levels of amenities. “I read books by Morris Lapidus, watched the 1964 film Soy Cuba, and referenced the glamour of the 1930s and ‘40s to reflect the style, glamour, and pure oxygen of Miami.” Two Roads also enlisted Deniot to take on the interiors of the 24-story Forté on Flagler, its newest South Florida condominium project currently underway in West Palm Beach. “I love contextual exercises, design must fit its setting,” says Deniot, who, in this property, blended highly crafted custom-furnishings and some grand modern gestures with a pared-down palette and a few classic Palm Beach motifs to create a fresh take on the more tradition-inflected vibe that characterizes Miami’s neighbor to the north.

While context is invariably key to Deniot’s work, his work is also always infused with a French twist. “My taste is international, but my eye is French,” says the designer. “Everything I do reflects a sense of French editing. Yet there’s always a way for a French translation to feel contextual.” Of course, his projects also brim with the worldly flair that springs from his farflung travels, which is underscored in a new monograph of his work called Destinations Published by Rizzoli and showcasing a collection of his finest projects around the globe, the book is slated for release this fall.

Previous page from top: it’s all in the details for Jean-Louis Deniot; an example of designer’s understated theatricality; Jean-Louis Deniot.

This page clockwise: a reflection of Miami’s glamour; gritty urban textures meet waterviews; “My taste is international, but my eye is French.”; understated turn in the bathroom; Deniot’s eclectic yet luxurious style.



Mercedes-Benz unveils the Maybach by Virgil Abloh, a limited edition of 150 that features a visionary take on automotive luxury worthy of its epithet.

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A special Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo is inscribed on the center console, rear cushions, head restraints and door sill panel

So, why did Mercedes-Maybach present the collections after Abloh’s unexpected passing? The legendary car maker revealed they were following the wishes of Abloh’s family. “The installation is an homage to a trusted partner and collaborator,” says Steindl. In April, the inspiration of the concept car was reimagined into a more commercial vehicle facilitating Abloh’s posthumous vision to come to life. Mercedes–Maybach unveiled the limited-edition cars now available globally. The bespoke automobile is a two-toned mix of sand and obsidian black on a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class S 680 designed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Group AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener.

For those who appreciate dreamy accouterments, owners receive a custom-made wooden box in tan Nappa leather with the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo. Inside the box are two car keys and a replica of the limited-edition car at 1/8th scale. Another bonus: a special car cover with the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logo. Covering all bases is yet another reason why this collaboration is in a league of its own.

It all started with a beloved fashion designer’s vision. “We wanted to display Virgil Abloh’s work in the manner that was originally planned with him [at the helm]: an immersive experience that celebrated the creativity of Miami during Design Week,” says Anja Steindl, manager of global brand communications at Mercedes-Maybach.

Four-seat configuration, steering wheel, doors, lower dashboard and ceiling are lined in black- and sand-colored Nappa leather

This intention culminated last December, when Mercedes-Maybach unveiled its limitededition bespoke S-Class. Incredulously, the designer had died only a month before. It was their third collaboration, and the unique, off-roading concept car was known as Project Maybach. The car was revealed at Art Basel during a time when the city was bursting with the ultimate creativity; something Abloh felt was paramount for its debut.

hoodies, baseball caps, and racing gloves sold out almost immediately.

WLTP combined fuel consumption: 14.313.4 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 326304 g/km


Handcrafted 6.0L V12 biturbo engine delivers 621 hp at 5,250-5,500 rpm

Accelerates 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds

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The Project Maybach looked a lot like an off-roading tank meant more for a Baja sand race than cruising the streets of South Beach. Described as an “off-road coupe,” this fully electric concept car was a two-seater with an exterior roll cage and big round exterior lights. Its launch was timed with the release of a capsule collection designed by Abloh for Off-White, the late designer’s luxury fashion label. The fashion collection of sand-colored cotton T-shirts,

of massive upgrades and striking enhancements that include the redevelopment of The Beach Tower and all Royal Tower guestrooms and suites. If you want to extend your Bahamian visit, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bahamas Real Estate will help you find the perfect home. For more insights, visit

Atlantis Paradise Island is going with array



Surrounded by azure waters and white-sand beaches, this sensorial retreat is made for anyone looking to indulge in Bahamian splendor.

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Enhancing the luxury experience and white-glove services offered by The Cove, the resort’s new Sapphire Services program provides bespoke concierge services and adventures, such as private dinners, collaborations with high-end brands, and private jet and yacht charters. Opt for the one-ofa-kind Kamalame Cay experience and you’ll be whisked away on a James Bond-esque adventure to a secluded island. The unequaled clarity and beauty of the Caribbean Sea is on full display as you island hop on a COCO Bahama Seaplane, complete with an exhilarating water landing, and deplane directly onto the sands of Kamalame Cay, named the “No. 1 Private Island Resort in The Bahamas” by both Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. The familyowned island treats guests to world-class diving, boating, and fishing, plus the only overwater spa in the Bahamas. Afterwards, join the family and other resort guests for an unforgettable event: a grand luncheon featuring a long communal table under a shady palapa set directly on the beach. It’s a postcardperfect experience reserved only for movie sets and daydreams, made reality thanks to Kamalame Cay. The menu celebrates the very best of what the ocean has to offer and the prime seasonal offerings from the on-island farm, all paired with specialty cocktails and a selection of spectacular international wines from Youngs Fine Wines in Nassau.

Great news is this mystic paradise is located less than 200 miles from Miami. We think Van Morrison would approve.


At the adults-only pool area, splurge on a beachside cabana for

“Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.”

While Van Morrison’s vision of sailing “Into the Mystic” is poetically beautiful, he never could have imagined how truly captivating the sea can be when viewed from a luxurious island

Sinceretreat.1998, when the mythical city of Atlantis came to life on the Bahamas’ Paradise Island, the expansive resort property — which boasts the largest casino in the region and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat — has paved the way for luxury, hospitality, and entertainment in theThatCaribbean.exclusive experience is elevated to a whole new level at The Cove, Atlantis Paradise Island’s luxury hotel. Nestled along a protected cove, The Cove offers 600 elegant suites with balconies, floor-to-ceiling ocean views, impeccable butler service, and a host of designer amenities. Whilst you can revel in the VIP treatment and indulge in sumptuous surroundings, it’s the property’s natural beauty that will truly take your breath away.

toes-in-the-sand splendor on the most shockingly beautiful strip of powder-white beach rising between two distinct bodies of crystalblue water. Meanwhile, the deep cerulean blue of the resort’s four pools and accompanying mahogany daybeds and loungers are the perfect complement to Mother Nature’s bounty, not to mention the refreshing cocktails and beachside culinary experience at Sip Sip.

The crown jewels within the hotel are its Ocean, Azure, and Sapphire Suites. Guests staying in these suites enjoy exclusive access to the newly reimagined Lapis at The Cove, the concierge-level club complete with a dedicated concierge, gourmet breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and so much more. For more on-site dining options, you can’t beat the evocative cuisine of Michelin-starred celebrity chefs José Andrés, Nobu Matsuhisha, and Michael White, whose Pranza at The Cove opens later this year.



Villa Serena, a historically designated home built from 1913 to 1915, underwent a complete restoration in 2012. Located on a high coral ridge, The Arsht Estate is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the most special property in all South Florida.

The primary residence, Indian Spring, was constructed in 1999 and designed for entertaining on a grand scale.

Two Residences Bonded by History



The primary residence, Indian Spring, was constructed in 1999 and designed for entertaining on a grand scale.

Miami’s Arsht Estate is a magnificent residential compound nestled on over four acres directly on Biscayne Bay. The estate is comprised of 2 homes, each with sweeping views of Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami. The primary residence, Indian Spring, was constructed in 1999 and designed for entertaining on a grand scale.


Villa Serena, a historically designated home built from 1913 to 1915, underwent a complete restoration in 2012.


Miami’s Arsht Estate is a magnificent residential compound nestled on over four acres directly on Biscayne Bay. The estate is comprised of 2 homes, each with sweeping views of Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami.

Two Residences Bonded by History

Miami’s Arsht Estate is a magnificent residential compound nestled on over four acres directly on Biscayne Bay.

Two Residences Bonded by History

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Villa Serena, a historically designated home built from 1913 to 1915, underwent a complete restoration in 2012.

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The estate is comprised of 2 homes, each with sweeping views of Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami. The primary residence, Indian Spring, was constructed in 1999 and designed for entertaining on a grand scale.


Two Residences Bonded by History

Villa Serena, a historically designated home built from 1913 to 1915, underwent a complete restoration in 2012. Located on a high coral ridge, The Arsht Estate is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the most special property in all South Florida.

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Located on a high coral ridge, The Arsht Estate is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the most special property in all South Florida.

Located on a high coral ridge, The Arsht Estate is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own the most special property in all South Florida.

Miami’s Arsht Estate is a magnificent residential compound nestled on over four acres directly on Biscayne Bay. The estate is comprised of 2 homes, each with sweeping views of Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami.

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Ultra-luxury modern home designed by world-renowned architect Roney Mateu. Built in 2016, this 4 bedroom + loft, 4.5 bathroom residence features magazine-worthy design with stunning 20-foot glass walls, a chic layout, and high-end finishes. MiaCucina kitchen includes quartz counters, gas Wolf cooktop and double oven, SubZero refrigerator, and wine cooler. Inspirational design continues in the owner’s suite with expansive

impact windows/doors, linear air


Wonderful home located on an oversized corner lot - 45,302 sq. ft. Enjoy living in this private, park-like setting with lush landscaping including a wide variety of rare specimen trees, oaks, longyan tree and 7 mature mango trees. A 6 foot privacy wall encircles the entire property. Great floorplan allows ease of indoor/outdoor Florida living. The home is bright, open and airy. Perfect for both entertaining and quiet evenings at home. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. Highly rated schools nearby. This home is a winner and one you don’t want to miss. LIZA E. MENDEZ mendez.l@ewm.com305.992.5145 10524 SW 60 AVENUE PINECREST, FL 33156 OFFERED AT WWW.LIZAMENDEZ.COM$3,500,000TAKEAVIDEOTOURATWWW.10524SW60THAVE.COM

Prime Location in North Pinecrest

74 / SOUTH FLORIDA PROPERTY COLLECTION 724 SW 25 ROAD. THE ROADS MIAMI, FL 33129 OFFERED AT $2,400,000 “Pool Entertainer” Elegantly Updated! This beautiful 2 story home situated on The Roads’ widest street features 4 bedrooms (master with great closets and bath), gourmet real cooks kitchen, family room, French doors to pool patio and terrace, great landscaped entertaining area and much more! CECILIA SAMAJA samajac@bellsouth.net305.343.8443 TAKE A VIDEO TOUR AT HTTPS://SOFLO-REPHOTOS.VIEW.PROPERTY/2019964

Where do you work? I personally specialize in Coral Gables and my team covers all over South Florida. land? Single-family homes.

What’s the biggest real estate trend you are seeing right now? I noticed in 2020 when many were working from home that informative videos really started trending. That is still going strong. I think it’s a great way stay informed by texting those to potential clients. I think it’s a great way to get information and knowledge out to potential clients.

Oscar Arellano

OSCAR ARELLANO realestatebulldog.comoscar@arellanoteam.com305.525.7324

Do you work mostly with sellers or buyers? I am more of a listing agent and work with sellers but my team works with both buyers and sellers.

What is your favorite property sold and/or work experience? My first year in the business when I received a call for a rental listing in Coral Gables which ended up converting to my first commercial sale. This taught me to never overlook deals no matter how small and to build good relationships with my clients.

How many years have you been a Realtor? Almost 20 years.

What sets you apart from other Realtors? I graduated from FIU with a degree in Accounting and a Masters in Taxation. Before becoming a Realtor I worked as an accountant so that knowledge and getting my clients top dollar is what sets me apart from the rest.

Do you work mostly with single-family homes, condominiums or


Royal Harbour Yacht Club



CONGDON jena@ownmiami.com305.775.4534 Sold within 4 days!!! This custom built 5 bedroom,5 bathroom home sits on large corner lot. Spacious, airy and bright indoor with high end updates, 20 ft ceilings, open concept, marble floors, remodeled kitchen and limestone fireplace. Backyard oasis includes roofed patio and pool perfect for entertaining. 3000 SW 109 COURT, MIAMI, FL 33165CustomWWW.OWNMIAMI.COMBuiltBeauty

76 / SOUTH FLORIDA PROPERTY COLLECTION The Own Miami Team Upgraded, 4-level townhouse with private roof-top deck, modern kitchen, white porcelain tile floors, impact windows and doors in the premier guard gated island. Resort-like amenities include private beach, marina with direct bay access, nature preserve/trail, club house with gym and pool, tennis plus basketball courts. 6145 PARADISE POINT, PALMETTO BAY, FL 33157LiveWWW.OWNMIAMI.COMinExclusive

jena@ownmiami.com305.775.4534 Stunning, bright and brilliantly designed 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms home on a picturesque canal in the Red Bird neighborhood near Schenley Park! A home office, three car garage and private pool oasis make this the perfect Miami retreat! 5801 SW 35 STREET, MIAMI, FL 33155 RedWWW.GREATMIAMIHOMES.COMBirdBeautyonWaterway PAULA BARRERA-SCHEER, P.A. paula@greatmiamihomes.com786.663.4382 SOLD This 1.26 acre Redlands Ranch offers a remodeled 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms home, an updated 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom in-law quarters, and studio shed. The covered patio with kitchen are ideal for entertaining. It offers a barn with 6 stalls, riding area, tack room, grass field, 2 bathrooms, storage and so much more! Fully fenced and landscaped; multiple AC units, generators and water filtration system. 20980 SW 234 STREET, HOMESTEAD, FL 33031 Redlands Ranch CLAUDIA BENITEZ claudiabenitezrealtor@gmail.com305.797.8652 WE BROUGHT THE BUYER SOLD NEW LISTING

in the Heart of Miami

77 / SOUTH FLORIDA PROPERTY COLLECTION French Neoclassical Pinecrest Estate Presiding over an acre in northeast Pinecrest, this sprawling residence is an extravaganza of architectural artistry. Marble terraces and covered balconies overlook the pool and spa. A fountain courtyard divides the wings. An immense foyer introduces the grandeur with a 2-story ceiling, sky-high windows, marble floors, and a winding staircase. The master suite includes a Roman tub and a room-sized closet. The indoor and outdoor kitchens are a chef’s dream! The lush grounds set a perfect stage for Miami’s outdoor lifestyle. This is the best in Pinecrest living. 6460 SW 106TH STREET MIAMI, FL 33156 | OFFERED AT $6,250,000 WWW.MONICABETANCOURT.COM | WWW.LCREALESTATE.COM MONICA S. 305.632.7248BETANCOURT LYNLEY 305.968.6505CIOROBEA 630 UNIVERSITY DRIVE CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 OFFERED AT WWW.ASHLEYCUSACK.COM$4,395,000 Stunning Gables Home in Esteemed Golden Triangle The remarkable half-acre lot is fully gated, setting the stage for this for beautifully renovated one-story home w/ magnificent, lush landscaping offering complete privacy. Inside designer finishes create a sophisticated ambiance; lovely foyer, frml liv & din rms with custom-designed parquet wd flrs, and views of courtyard. The Mia Cucina chef’s kitchen sits in center of home with modern wd cabinetry, bfast area and wet bar. Outdoor details include custom uplighting, keystone feature wall, newly-renovated heated pool, multiple patios great for entertaining.ASHLEY 305.798.8685CUSACK




Fabulous One-Of-A-Kind Gables Home!

remodeled 3 bedroom, plus den, 4 bath unit at Bristol Tower. Balcony wraps this 31st floor unit with unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay. New impact windows and sliding doors, white and grey ceramic floors throughout. Smart system that controls, blinds, sound system, and LED recessed lights. Kitchen boasts Snaidero Italian cabinetry and Miele appliances. Large laundry room with Murphy bed. Bathrooms beautifully appointed with Duravit faucets and fixtures, mirrors are steam resistant and light up with a touch. Owner’s suite has a private and grand view of the bay and large his/her closet with custom cabinetry. Come and live in one of Brickell Avenue’s most prestigious and well serviced buildings.

JEANNIE MONTES DE OCA 305.965.9242 MiamiLuxuryResidential.comJeannie@

Newly renovated by an award-winning resort and hotel designer, this one-of-a-kind home spans 4,149 sq. ft. on a walled and gated 16,097 sq. ft. lot. Modern finishes abound inside and out, including Porcelanosa flooring, wood ceilings, bright kitchen with SubZero/Wolf appliances and a massive center island open to a spacious family room, both with views over the pool and patio to one side and lush, green lawn to the other. Located just blocks from the Coral Gables Golf Course. There are just too many fine details to mention - this is a must see!ASHLEY 305.798-8685CUSACK






VAL BYRNE val@valbyrnerealtor.com305.323.6231


Parkside Paradise In South Miami!


From your private elevator foyer step into this bright corner 3 plus den and 4 bath condo in Biscayne Beach’s most coveted line. Stunning bay and city views from the living room and all 3 bedrooms. This unit offers an abundance of upgrades including a second closet in the master bathroom, smart Lutron lighting, custom designed bench along the windows, an extended kitchen island with extra cabinets, custom built-in wall units, a sliding door separating the den and much more! Comes with 2 parking spaces and a storage unit on the same floor. Luxury building with 2 pools, tennis and basketball courts, spa, gym and more!305.450.6533ROCHA

Live Parkside in this beautifully renovated residence built with the charm of 1937 and recreated in 2015 for today’s discerning buyer. This home features magnificent social spaces, an epicurean’s eat-in kitchen, and divine master suite with luxurious spa bath. Breathe in poolside views from nearly every room, or step outside into an oasis of superb living alfresco. Check the boxes - hardwood floors, impact glass, huge swimming pool, newer roof, fabulous laundry room, and the most wonderful neighborhood in South Miami. Located next to Dison Park.


5781 SW 81 STREET


Gorgeous corner bayfront unit in Edgewater


2900 NE 7TH AVENUE #1507

MIAMI, FL 33137

With a total of 7 bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms on approximately 1 acre, the two-story masterpiece will offer a luxurious and comfortable family compound that includes a carriage house/game room, gym, office, pool, guest villa, and two garage areas. Completion by Q1 2023. 6901 SW 66TH STREET, MIAMI, FL, 33143 OFFERED AT $6,900,000 | JASONZARCO.COM

80 / SOUTH FLORIDA PROPERTY COLLECTION This pre-construction luxury residence features 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 halfbaths, and 5,347 sq.ft. living area. It is situated on a 10,833 sq. ft. lot with 60’ of waterfront. Designed by Touzet Studio. 415 EAST RIVO ALTO DRIVE MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 OFFERED AT $26,000,000.00 | WWW.DAVIDHUNTSOLOMON.COM Venetian Islands Luxury Waterfront Residence DAVID HUNT SOLOMON david@davidhuntsolomon.com305.542.1131 A fabulous luxury residence with 4,564 sq.ft. living area, it is situated on a 14,374 sq. ft. lot with 80’ of waterfront. 5941 PINE TREE DRIVE MIAMI BEACH, FL 33140 SOLD $7,500,000.00 | WWW.DAVIDHUNTSOLOMON.COM Just Sold Waterfront On Pine Tree Drive DAVID HUNT SOLOMON david@davidhuntsolomon.com305.542.1131 WE BROUGHT THE BUYER Spectacular 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 half baths, 6,547 sq. ft. Mediterraneanstyle residence on prestigious Mashta Island. Highest quality finishes, vaulted high ceilings, built-in bar, 2 family rooms, impact windows, 2-car garage, ground floor covered terrace overlooking pool plus rooftop sundeck. Great for entertaining! 740 NORTH MASHTA DRIVE, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149 OFFERED AT $6,950,000 Key Biscayne: Paradise Found! SYLVIA G. LRIONDO sylviairiondo@aol.com305.934.7302 JASON ZARCO jason@jasonzarco.com305.975.4061

Miami’s Modern Farmhouse


This luxury oasis, situated on a cul-de-sac, features include 3,945 sq. ft. living area, 15,600 sq. ft. lot, 100’ of waterfront, guest house, heated pool and spa, private dock plus boat lift, covered terraces with rooftop deck and generator. 861 BELLE MEADE ISLAND DRIVE MIAMI, FL 33138 SOLD $5,300,000.00 | WWW.DAVIDHUNTSOLOMON.COM Just Sold Waterfront Oasis on Belle Meade Island Drive DAVID HUNT SOLOMON david@davidhuntsolomon.com305.542.1131 SOLD Updated pool home tucked behind privacy hedge. Renovated 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private office and bath, library, limestone, walnut hardwood floors throughout. Eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances and walnut cabinetry. Impact windows and doors plus 1 car garage. Heated pool surrounded by rich foliage & tropical landscaping. 6001 NORTH BAY ROAD, MIAMI BEACH , FL 33140 OFFERED AT $4,775,000 | WWW.ESTHERPERCAL.COM Corner Paradise ESTHER PERCAL esther@estherpercal.com305.674.4022

MEG DEL VALLE & LESLIE JONES M: 305.753.2325 / L: megdelvalle1@gmail.com305.794.9790/


Stately 5 bedroom, 2 story home with perfect layout, prime for renovating. Featuring an elegant foyer entry, spacious living room, family room, formal dining, eat-in kitchen, generator and 2 car garage. 4 bedrooms upstairs featuring a principal suite with his/hers bathrooms and private terrace. Great location, great potential. SHEFFIELD LANE AT $6,900,000

ESTHER PERCAL esther@estherpercal.com305.674.4022


Featuring 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this home features custom millwork, vaulted cedar ceilings, chef-style kitchen repleted with high-end appliances and finishes. The owners’ suite is a standout with a large den. Likened to a resort-style oasis, the backyard stuns with a heated pool, optional saltwater system, large jacuzzi and tennis court.


Paradise Found!


| WWW.ESTHERPERCAL.COM Grand Home on Exclusive La Gorce Island



JASON ZARCO jason@jasonzarco.com305.975.4061




The best

complete with sparkling heated pool and professional Decoturf II tennis court with pickleball markings. Gorgeous kitchen and high-end finishes throughout! 10301 SW 60TH PLACE, PINECREST, FL 33156 OFFERED AT $3,795,000 | WWW.SCOTTSHUFFIELD.COM This Pinecrest Tennis Court Estate is Paradise! SCOTT SHUFFIELD scott@scottshuffield.com305.726.3133 TAKE A VIDEO TOUR AT 10301SW60PL.COM ELENA M. KEMPER, P.A. kemper.e@ewm.com305.799.1184 SOLD This one-in-a-million estate nestled within the splendor of a rainforest garden embodies the South Florida spirit in every detail. A Florida Keys-inspired masterpiece of the Earthy Design Aesthetic, the home is poised in flawless harmony with its sheltering landscape. This is the art of fine tropical living. 3644 SAINT GAUDENS ROAD, COCONUT GROVE, FL 33133 OFFERED AT $3,495,000 | MONICABETANCOURT.COM Tropical Shangri-La in the Heart of the Grove MONICA S. BETANCOURT monica@monicabetancourt.com305.632.7248 TAKE A VIDEO TOUR AT HTTPS://BIT.LY/3644SAINTGAUDENS

Islamorada Oasis

788 NE 23RD ST # 3101 MIAMI, FL 33137-5911

Boutique Waterfront Luxury

JASON ZARCO jason@jasonzarco.com305.975.4061


An ultimate private retreat awaits in a community of five exclusive oceanfront properties. Fully renovated in 2018, this 5-bedroom dream property offers incredible ocean views from many of the bedrooms, impressive high-vaulted ceilings, an open chef’s kitchen, a private elevator, 3 car garage, and deeded dock space.

Elysee’s premier SE corner flow-through residence with 4 bedrooms and den/ office and endless bay and city views. 10 ft. floor to ceiling glass windows, Wolf gas range, Subzero appliances, ceramic-wood flooring, private elevator foyer. First-class concierge services, spa and fitness center, 2 pools, resident lounge, and valet.



OFFERED AT $4,375,000 | JASONZARCO.COM this gated one-of-a-kind, West style, home on a street in prime Northeast Pinecres. South Florida is

6690 SW 152 ST PALMETTO BAY, FL 33157

GISELA CACCIAMANI cacciamani.g@ewm.com305.733.0795

Spectacular home nestled among mature oaks. Elegant foyer opens to soaring 20’ ceilings in living room w/ fireplace. Luxurious first floor owner’s suite w/ exercise room &office. Guest bedroom downstairs, plus 3 en-suite bedrooms upstairs. Gourmet kitchen opens to spacious family room w/views of pool/lush landscaping.

ADAM LEVY thelevygroup@gmail.com305.389.3959

This gated residence on a lush 28,531 sq. ft.


Mediterranean Perfection

6103 AQUA AVE UNIT. 1001 MIAMI BEACH, FL 33141



This 3bedroom, 3.5 bath unit features limestone marble, Brazilian cherry wood floors, open kitchen with top of the line appliances. Fantastic 550 sq ft of wraparound balcony with breathtaking views. 24 hours valet/ security, two heated swimming pools, spa, 6,000 sq ft fitness center. The unit comes with two assigned parking spaces.

OFFERED AT $2,700,000

Luxury living at Aqua at Allison Island!

lot features circular driveway and a fountain, a porte-cochere and covered entryway. Residence showcases 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms with high-end finishes, ornate lighting, gourmet kitchen, breakfast area, pool, spa, luxurious master suite and two car garage. 13410 SW 34TH STREET MIAMI, FL 33175 OFFERED AT $2,550,000 | WWW.VIVIANSERRALTATEAM.COM Experience Sprawling Elegance VIVIAN SERRALTA vivian@vivianserralta.com305.772.7717 Brand new construction of gorgeous Spanish-style home spans three stories with pool and rooftop terrace. Enjoy high-end finishes in this superb 5 bed / 6.5 bath home with elevator in the heart of Miami! 5752 SW 33RD STREET, MIAMI, FL 33155 OFFERED AT $2,500,000 | WWW.SCOTTSHUFFIELD.COM New Construction in Coveted Schenley Park SCOTT SHUFFIELD scott@scottshuffield.com305.726.3133 SOLDWEBROUGHT THE BUYER



Mid-Century Modern


TAKE A VIDEO TOUR AT SCOTTSHUFFIELD.COM Residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,943 sq.ft. living area and heated swimming pool. This spectucal home is situated on a 11,655 sq.ft. lot in a sought after community. 1965 SOUTH HIBISCUS DRIVE NORTH MIAMI, FL 33181 SOLD $1,750,000.00 | WWW.DAVIDHUNTSOLOMON.COM Just Sold In Keystone Islands! DAVID HUNT SOLOMON david@davidhuntsolomon.com305.542.1131 WE BROUGHT THE BUYER A renovated 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms home in gated Kings Bay with access to a community boat ramp. Love the vaulted ceilings, new tile floors and open plan Chefs kitchen with a gas stove and granite countertops. Master en suite is its own wing with high ceilings and abundant natural light. 14610 POMPANO DRIVE CORAL GABLES, FL 33158 OFFERED AT $1,700,000 | WWW.JENNIFERPRICEGROUP.COM Want to live in a Boater’s Paradise? JENNIFER PRICE jennifer@jenniferpricegroup.com305.389.1977 UNDER CONTRACT

Historic Landmark Residence in Coral Gables



Bring your


Meticulously restored Old-Spanish home truly deserving of historic landmark status.Tastefully renovated in 2022, this timeless 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,763 sq. ft. residence evokes the tranquility and peace of a bygone era with the conveniences of modern living. ALHAMBRA CIRCLE, CORAL GABLES, FL 33134 AT $1,980,000,00

throughout. Formal

Opportunity in one of Miami Beach’s most corner with bedrooms, bathrooms featuring original terrazzo, hardwood floors, high ceilings, moldings, natural light living and dining, family room plus 1 car garage. creative to or CHEROKEE AVENUE AT $2,200,000


desirable neighborhoods. Large


SCOTT SHUFFIELD scott@scottshuffield.com305.329.7782


recreate. 4940







This is an amazing opportunity featuring 2 folio numbers sold together. Both lots are 6,250 sf, totaling 12,500 and the 2 br house built in 2018 sits on one of the lots. This is a great property to add on to, use as a rental or just enjoy as-is with a beautiful garden. Endless possibilities!!

Amazing Opportunity in Schenely Park

ASHLEY CUSACK ashley@ashleycusack.com305.798.8685

Stunning 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom executive home perfect for entertaining. This 3,000+ sq. ft. residence features an open concept kitchen and a sun-filled family room with an expansive screened patio perfect for enjoying the outdoors while getting ready to take a dip in the sparkling lap pool.



SCOTT SHUFFIELD scott@scottshuffield.com305.726.3133



2321 SW 19TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33145


10441 SW 123RD ST, MIAMI, FL 33176



SCOTT SHUFFIELD scott@scottshuffield.com305.726.3133

Executive Residence with Pool in Prime Miami Location


Views For Days on Venetian Island


Couple the BEST views in Miami with an updated turn-key unit and you have this spectacular 2BR/2BA listing on Belle Isle! Floor to ceiling impact windows give you unobstructed views from every room to the bay. Nine Island is a full service bldg with 24-hr doorman, pool, tennis court, gym, yoga room and so much more!

Minutes from Brickell and Coconut Grove


5920 + 5912 SW 33 STREET MIAMI, FL 33155



Built in 2014 with high ceilings and contemporary finishes, this light and bright Shenandoah residence encompasses the best of modern living in the heart of Miami. Not to be missed!


86 / SOUTH FLORIDA PROPERTY COLLECTION This building is exquisitely maintained and features a full-service marina, resort style pool, fitness center with sauna, steam room, outdoor BBQ area, indoor and outdoor children’s play area, business lounge/conference room and 2 parking spots. 17111 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD #2203 OFFERED AT $1,150,000.00 | WWW.LUXURYBUILDINGSMIAMI.COM Magnificent Unit in Marina Palms The Reserve LUIS F DUARTE duarte.l@ewm.com954.557.6777 TAKE A VIDEO TOUR AT HTTPS://BIT.LY/3OJTCOA Best Value in Coral Gables! Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home plus loft usable as a den or office. Features 16 foot ceilings with spacious living spaces, perfect for entertaining. Updated bathrooms and lovely kitchen with wine cooler and granite counters. Fully fenced yard with private covered patio. 740 BIRD ROAD, CORAL GABLES, FL 33146 OFFERED AT $1,137,500 | WWW.ASHLEYCUSACK.COM Must See! Best Value in Coral Gables! ASHLEY CUSACK ashley@ashleycusack.com305-798-8685 Updated 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms pool home on .34 acre in a peaceful, park-like setting. 9720 SW 121 ST MIAMI, FL 33176 OFFERED AT $998,000.00 | WWW.HOMESOFDESIRE.COM Timeless Design in Great School District SUZANNE ANDERSON anderson.s@ewm.com305.281.8100 Two bedrooms, ample living space, updated kitchen, indoor laundry, and two wonderful balconies overlook the Gables Waterway, as do a swimming pool, club house, and rentable boat slip. Gables Harbour is a gated community, only steps to Coconut Grove! 6901 EDGWATER DRIVE NO. 324 CORAL GABLES, FL 33133 OFFERED AT $945,000.00 | MIAMIREALESTATEWORKS.COM Watch The Sunrise From Gables Harbour VANESSA KAYES vanessa@valbyrnerealtor.com305.301.9297 VAL BYRNE val@valbyrnerealtor.com305.323.6231

JASON ZARCO jason@jasonzarco.com305.975.4061





LIZA E. MENDEZ mendez.l@ewm.com305.992.5145

custom cabinetry plus wine cooler. 2 parking spaces and electric car charging station. 1300 MONAD TERRACE #4F, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 OFFERED AT $30,000 MONTHLY | WWW.ESTHERPERCAL.COM Spectacular Rental ESTHER PERCAL esther@estherpercal.com305.674.4022 Live in luxury in this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit with captivating views and sophisticated finishes. This residence features teak wood and marble floors throughout, open kitchen accented with custom Calacatta marble countertops and island, Gaggenau appliances, custom cabinetry plus wine cooler. 2 parking spaces and electric car charging station. 1300 MONAD TEREACE #10E, MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 OFFERED AT $23,000 MONTHLY | WWW.ESTHERPERCAL.COM Fantastic Rental ESTHER PERCAL esther@estherpercal.com305.674.4022 RENTAL


Spectacular 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath unit with Downtown Miami views and generous wrap-around terrace. This unit features luxurious finishes, teak wood and marble floors, open kitchen accented with custom Calacatta countertops and marble island, Gaggenau appliances,


North Beach bungalow with a special vibe. Tropical, bright and ready to move-in! Ultimate privacy with gated access, landscaping picture windows throughout. Covered exterior lounge, jacuzzi, cold plunge, outdoor shower, and a beautiful wall mural by local Wynwood artist Ernesto Maranje. Also a one car garage.

This home features a beautiful pool area overlooking a wide expanse of the lake. Enjoy morning sunrise views and gourmet kitchen with an oversized island perfect for gatherings. Primary bedroom and bath have been customized. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus 2 car garage.

4005 SW 151 TERRACE MIRAMAR, FL 33027

Beautiful Waterfront Views!

North Beach Bungalow


At only 21 years old, Toni Breidinger made history by becoming the first Arab-American female to participate in any NASCAR series, and she doesn’t intend on being the last. What started out as an infatuation with go-carts at 9 years old quickly became her purpose, and her passion for the sport is evident. Breidinger is the only woman with 19 United States Autoclub wins, inspiring young women across the globe, while proving that at 22 years old she’s a force to be reckoned with. Keep an eye out for this stunner with Venturini Motorsports as the 2022 ARCA Menards Series wraps up this October.

minute/maker’s beauty and the beast


My pre-race ritual consists of finding moments of quiet to get myself prepared mentally. / My most memorable race to date has been my Daytona International Speedway debut. / When I’m not racing I love hiking and grabbing lunch with friends. I’m usually just chilling. / A TV show I’m really into right now is Euphoria. / The best song to blast in my car is Tia Tamera by Doja Cat. / If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d love to be able to help other women break into sports and get the support they need. / My go-to Slurpee flavor is definitely the blue raspberry. / The tracks I’m looking forward to racing are Formula 1 tracks. Getting on those tracks would be a dream come true. / My biggest inspiration is my mom. I can always look to her for guidance when I need it. / The thing I miss the most about California is the surfing! / My secret to keeping my makeup intact while racing is A REALLY good setting spray. / My night routine includes taking care of my face with gentle products for sensitive skin. It’s really important to show some love to my face after it’s been in a helmet all day! / My comfort meal is sushi. It’s one of my all-time favorite meals! / One place I’d love to visit is Beirut or Dubai. / The character I usually play in Mario Cart is Toadette. She’d do so well in NASCAR. / Instagram or Twitter? Instagram for sure! / One fashion or beauty trend I will not be participating in is the skinny 90’s eyebrows trend. / Once the season is over, I plan on immediately starting training for 2023. The off-season is the best time to start prepping for the next year. / One word to describe how I’m feeling this season is determined. / I want to be remembered for inspiring other girls and women to confidently go after their dreams in the sport they love.

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Indulge in Bahamian splendor at Atlantis Paradise Islands’ luxury resort.I

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Urwerk’s magical timepiece

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Jean-Louis Deniot brings his theatrical flair to Florida interiors

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Mercedes-Benz honors Virgil Abloh

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How Michael Capponi became the unlikely face of global altruism

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Luxury automaker upgrades in Aventura Mall

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A look at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ most distinguished global properties

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The best single malt scotches on the market

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Taking crypto to court

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BHHS EWM Realty gives back

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Dress your avatar in virtual luxury

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Jencarlos Canela’s journey to self

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Miami’s own Michelin Gourmand Bib award-winning baker

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Jewelry designer to the stars

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How to best experience this French yachting capital

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The brightest ideas, people, and places this fall

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Katie Phang’s daily itinerary

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Jeannie Montes de Oca takes us around her neighborhood

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Florence + The Machine take to the dance floor

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Kicks to upgrade this season

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Anna Williams’ favorite things

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