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32 Citizens of Style These locals share their secrets for always being turned out just right.

40 Causing a Lather Mexico City-born soap star Pablo Azar is not only acting—he’s painting in Wynwood and driving for Uber.

46 Day Trippin’ Attention, shopaholics: here are 3 retail-routed itineraries that will have you dead on your feet by day’s end (in a good way).

52 Mixed Messages This fall, get on trend with unexpected combinations of textures, patterns and styles.

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inside EVERYTHING ELSE 20 From the Editor 22 Around Doral Items of interest for locals and visitors.

28 All Well & Good Focusing on your health, fitness and overall well-being.

60 Matters Of Style September’s style must-haves.

64 Table Hopping Authentic Jamaican cuisine has made its way to Miramar at Roun-A-Goosey.

68 Wheel Life Steve Siler compares the Genesis G80 and G90.

72 Out & About A look at who’s celebrating, fundraising and socializing in and around town.





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Celebrated Brazilian swimwear designer Adriana Degreas opened her American flagship location at the Shops at Merrick Park in June with a fab celebration (see “Out & About” in this issue). The 5,800-square-foot

Designer Adriana Degreas brings her sexy swimwear to South Florida.

store carries Degreas’ full line of swim apparel, dresses, cover-ups and accessories such as sandals, hats, glasses and handmade bags. The Merrick Park location, designed by renowned interior designer Juan

Camacho, features a mix of elements from Palm Beach and Miami’s mid-century golden age. Wallpaper with tropical banana-leaf motifs and tropical-chic tapestries set the tone along with bronze fixtures and


POOL LabShow offers up designs not found in your (former) favorite boutique. And while we’re on the subject of shopping for cool stuff in the Gables: in case you missed it, POOL LabShow, a multi-brand concept store showcasing a selection of innovative European designer brands and contemporary fashion labels, needs to be on your radar. The store, which caters to women who are all about individual style, was inspired by co-founder and creative director Beatriz Carrillo, a Spain native who made it her mission to bring up-and-coming design talents from Europe when she relocated to Miami from Madrid and couldn’t find pieces here from her favorite designers—smaller, less-established labels. POOL LabShow carries more than 20 of those brands, such as Ailanto, Alvarno, Angel Schlesser, Ball Pagès, Cortana, Majestic, Giada Forte, Jorge Vázquez, Juan



Vidal, My Sunday Morning, La Condesa and Vanessa Bruno, among others. As for the name, “POOL” refers to a combination, representing the power of independent brands working together achieve success in a new market, while “Lab” comes from having an experimental concept, since Beatriz views the store as one where

finishes, velvety French Art Deco furniture and dark wood floors. “I want our customers to feel inspired when they walk into the store,” explains Degreas.“We made this space so that people can experience and feel connected to the lifestyle that this brand represents.” Degreas, who has four stores in Brazil and opened a smaller boutique in South Miami in 2016, chose The Shops at Merrick Park because of the beautiful location and the crosssection of international shoppers that the center draws. “I picked the Village of Merrick Park because it feels like a meeting place where people of all different nationalities unite,” she says. “You see people of Hispanic backgrounds, Italian backgrounds, French backgrounds, and more, coming together to live in this gorgeous neighborhood. It was the perfect next step for our brand to have a home here as well.” The new Adriana Degreas boutique is located at 342 San Lorenzo Avenue, first floor, Coral Gables.

customers can discover, test and experiment with fashion. And because POOL LabShow has exclusivity in the U.S. market for most of the brands that they carry, its doubles as a showroom for national retail stores that want to discover the brands offered in the store. POOL LabShow is located at 376 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; visit the website at Beatriz Carrillo

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UNLUCKY Protect your home from lightning during hurricane season—and all year—with these 3 expert tips.

It’s that time of year again—we’re at the halfway point of Hurricane Season. Hopefully, yours won’t be one of the unfortunate 1 in 200 homes that’s hit by lightning every year, but just in case, we decided to ask for some advice on the subject from insuranceQuotes senior insurance analyst Laura Adams. How can homeowners prevent lightningrelated damage? Have a qualified contractor install a certified lightning protection system. These systems can’t prevent a lightning strike, but they do help conduct

a charge to the ground, which reduces the likelihood of fire or explosion in your home. The easiest way to protect electronics and appliances is to unplug them when you first hear thunder or when you go out of town. Having surge protectors between them and your electrical outlets can help, but aren’t failproof if you get a powerful lightning strike. What is covered by homeowners insurance for lightning-related incidents? A standard homeowners insurance policy covers damage caused by lightning, such as fire or power surges. It also pays to repair or replace damaged personal belongings—such as appliances, electronics, and furniture—up to certain limits. Plus, if you can’t live in your home while repairs are being made after a strike, “additional living expense coverage”

reimburses a certain amount of your temporary living costs, such as a hotel and meals. Any other tips and resources for learning more about lightning safety? It’s important to know that if you hear thunder, you or your property could be at risk. Don’t stay outdoors in a storm. Some of the safest places to take shelter are in your home, any large enclosed building, or inside a hard-topped vehicle. If you’re indoors during a lightning storm, move away from windows and don’t lean on the walls. Avoid using the plumbing, since the pipes in your home may conduct electricity. Stay away from electronics, corded phones, or any device connected to an electrical outlet. is a good resource to learn more lightning safety tips.


Juan y Nelson Entertainment has mastered the art of changing along with the music industry— and thrives as a result.

The history of Latin music cannot be written without mentioning Juan Hidalgo and Nelson Estevez. For 35 years, the Doral-based duo has led their record company, Juan y Nelson Entertainment (J&N Ent.), using innovation as the key to their success, and three decades later they’re still going strong. “We started with a $13,000 investment and thank God for the success he has given us ever since,” says company president Juan Hidalgo. “We are the only monopoly-free record company and very proud of that. Little by little, we have been changing the dynamics in the company to stay in tune with all the modern technology. Digitalizing is now an aggregate value in the business that helps music reach the most remote places



throughout the world. I believe in innovation for world globalization.” Juan’s brother and partner Nelson Estevez notes that the bright side of this business is its unpredictability. “You never know where the next hit will come from,” he says. “So through the years you never get bored, and it all becomes something to remember. We have been changing, which is an important factor in business. Of all the independent record businesses created several years ago, we are the only one still in the market. We have produced merengue, salsa, balada, bachata and as a company are open to every and anything…and we are going to keep doing this, as long as it is well done and they are willing to be directed.” J&N Entertainment presently works with new talent in the urban genre, the most popular right now, according to

Juan, in addition to pop and salsa. They also have ongoing projects with other exponents of the tropical genre, have built a recording studio as well as a television studio to record music videos and presentations, and are working on a digital teaching format so that children from other countries learn music at low cost. For more information, visit

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Fall Trends to Rock

As worn by our (illustrated) model, movie star and fashion icon Blake Lively. You’re welcome!

Winter Florals & Ruffles

Also known as “couch” florals, because it appears that designers drew inspiration from their living room sofas and went for vintage floral prints on dresses, tops and coats, like this one with ruffles by DelPozo.

The Wide Belt

A tiny waist is a cinch when you wrap it with one of the season’s mile-wide belts such as this one shown at the Roksanda runway show.

The Furry Bag

Get warm and fuzzy with delicious bags such as this Lily-of-the-Valley fox and python clutch with jeweled clasp from Miu Miu.

Embellished Shoes

Add sparkle to your step with beaded pumps like these purple embellished lace slingback pumps by Dolce & Gabbana.



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Elemental Herbology has what it takes to make your skin glow—and you’ll actually watch it happen.

Paradise Found It’s right here in Hollywood at the St. Somewhere Spa.

Now that the kids are back in school, waste away the day in true Jimmy Buffett-style at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. At the property’s St. Somewhere Spa, you’ll indulge in tropical treatments such as the “Lost Shaker of Salt Scrub,” an invigorating body scrub that ends with sipping a salt-rimmed margarita; the “Breathe In, Breathe Out Aromatherapy Massage,” a healing massage with customized essential oils, or the “Tequila Sunrise,” a brightening facial that offers a just-back-from-vacation glow. After you’re finished being pampered, unwind in the unisex hot tub and relaxation chaise lounges, or have lunch on the oceanfront terrace (and people-watch at the lively resort below). Top off your spa day by sipping a tropical drink at the dockside 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill or take a leisurely stroll down the popular Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. St. Somewhere Spa, 1111 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, 954-874-4430,

Have you ever received a beauty product sample and immediately become so obsessed that you scrape every single drop from the tube? For me, it’s Elemental Herbology, a UK brand that’s based on the “Five Element Philosophy” of Chinese Medicine (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) meant to benefit different skin types. While the natural line is free of all the bad stuff like parabens and sulfates, it boasts a powerhouse of potent botanical ingredients. “The products use therapeutic levels of plant compounds, herbal extracts, essential fatty acids, botanical oils, vitamins, pure essential oils and antioxidants, which results in well-nourished skin,” says Cassandra Forrest, director of spa at the new Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, where they use the award-winning products in their body treatments. Standout products are the Vital Cleanser, which warms up and contains yummy ingredients like Manuka honey with malic acid, and the Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream—every time I use it, my skin glows like I had a facial peel from a dermatologist in my sleep. Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, 9101 Collins Ave., Surfside, 305-381-3333,,



All well & good Color your world with Juana de Arco’s functional headbands.

Rolling Out the Yoga Mat More and more hotels are offering options for yoga fanatics.

Forget the red carpet—hotels are rolling out yoga mats to get more people in the community involved in fitness. Even if you’re not a hotel guest, you can still “check in” for an energetic series of yoga classes at the newly renovated W Fort Lauderdale. Every other month, the W offers an untraditional twist on yoga, from practicing your downward dog under a full moon on the hotel’s outdoor terrace to a “Masquerade,” where you’ll flow in glow-in-the-dark body paint and face masks. The next event is Masquerade on October 27, followed by Full Moon Yoga on December 2. You’ll need to bring your own mat and the cost is $20 in advance ($25 at door) and includes valet parking. W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8200,



Get a Head Start on Fitness Looking for a way to stay cool and keep pesky hair out of your face during a workout? Up your fitness style with a fashionable eco-chic headband by Argentinian brand Juana de Arco ($28). Artist Mariana Cortes and her team design each unique print, and her athleisure line, which includes sports tops, harem pants and much more, is made of comfortable Modal fabrics that are hand silk-screened by skilled craftsmen. Weston Yoga & Wellness Center, 2600 Glades Circle, Suite 400, 954-349-6868,,

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These 5 South Floridians have got it.

MARIA EVANGELINA SALAS ZUBILLAGA Architect of the “FITcamp By ME,” where FIT means Functional Intense Training: exercises that mimic natural movements so muscles can be strengthened organically



“I’m a multifaceted Venezuelan influencer who promotes balance in life from the inside out; a harmony-based philosophy whereby body, spirit and mind are all related. In order to look good, you have to feel good.” Personal style: Bohemian chic. • 3 closet staples: Sneakers, jean jacket and rompers. • Designers she loves: Free People, Lululemon, Emilio Pucci, Shahida Parides, Zara, Carolina Herrera, Hudson Jeans, Massimo Dutti, Herve Leger, and much more. Shoe designers: Prada, Christian Louboutin, Steve Madden, Ash. Bag designers: Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Furla, Longchamp, Celine. Sunglasses: Rayban, Illesteva. • Can’t resist collecting: Shoes and bathing suits. • Style icons: There’re lots of style icons and some of them are bloggers, like Aimee Song (@songofstyle), Camila Coelho (@camilacoelho), Rocky Barnes (@rocky_barnes). • Style philosophy: “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” —Coco Chanel





STEPHEN BRUNELLE Vice President/ General Manager, Neiman Marcus at Merrick Park Shops, Coral Gables

“I like to make a unique statement with fashion without being over the top.”

The start of his style: I was young! My parents were always fashionably dressed and my father had strict standards about what I should wear. • 3 closet staples: Head-to-toe linen for the weekend, blue Tom Ford suit for work and a patterned evening jacket for formal. • The perfect accessory: A great pocket square. • Favorite designers: So many of the collections in our store are amazing, but I find myself going back to Tom Ford, Brunello Cucinelli, and Etro most of the time. It’s hard not to shop! • Style don’ts: Everyone has their own style, but too much fragrance or bad shoes are never a good idea. • Style philosophy: You only get one chance to make a first impression—make sure you look your best!




Fashion enthusiast, Philanthropist, Fundraising Chairman for Haape Autism Foundation



“I was born in Brazil, and since I was little I used to design my dresses and a seamstress used to sew them for me. In my high school years, I wanted to travel the world to be a model or a fashion designer, but my mother wouldn›t allow me to because she was scared for my safety. I decided to go to school and study tourism. After I completed two years, I went to Boston to study English. That’s where I met my husband, Manny Ramirez, and together we have two beautiful boys.” Personal style: I dress depending on my mood and where I’m going. I can be trendy one day, edgy or girly and really elegant, but what defines me is keen attention to detail, quality and one-of-a-kind pieces. • 3 closet staples: A white blouse with personality, vintage-style jeans, silk scarves. • Most regrettable fashion purchase: A Balmain studded biker jacket that I fell in love while I was in Paris. Since they didn’t have my size I bought it one size down, and I never wore it because it was too tight. • Favorite designers: For clothing: Isolda, Adriana Degreas, Sandra Mansour, Luisa Beccaria, Maticevski, Rosie Assoulin, Brandon Maxwell, Givenchy, Dior, Hellessy, Adeam, Esteban Cortazar. • For shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Aquazurra, Rene Caovilla, Sophia Webster. • Style philosophy: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” — Coco Chanel



MATT PACK Owner of Primal Fit 360, a personal training gym serving business owners and professionals looking to improve their health, fitness and movement without the risk of injury

“I’m a husband, a proud father, and a businessman that takes pride in helping others change their lives through nutrition and movement. Since 1999 I have assisted hundreds of people on their journey towards optimal health and fitness. This is my calling; it’s what I was born to do.” Personal style: I would call it Miami simple chic. I’m in workout clothes 99 percent of the time, but when I’m out and about, I’m in jeans, a bright-colored tee and Prada sneakers. At night it’s jeans, a custom Tom James button-down and Ferragamo boat shoes. • Style crime he can’t pardon: I think it would have to be wearing sunglasses on the back of your head. • 3 closet staples: 7 For All Mankind jeans, Orlebar Brown tees and Prada sneakers. • Go-to designers: Vilebrequin for bathing suits and shirts, Prada for shoes, Tom Ford for cologne. • Style philosophy: “Keep it simple—less is the new more.”




Jewelry artist and owner/designer of Yvonne Rose ( “I am a creative nomad. Originally from Honduras, I’ve lived in Miami for over 25 years. Since I was a young girl, I had a strong desire to do something creative. I discovered the art of jewelry-making and fell in love with working with my hands…to transform raw materials into something beautiful. Through my travels, I developed a deep appreciation for semi-precious stones and their incredible healing properties. I love to travel and explore the world. There is a rawness and edginess in fashion and design outside the U.S. that is palpable.” Personal style: My personal style is sophisticated bohemian. I seek refuge in the contrast of cutting-edge looks mixed with classic pieces. I can take a very simple classic piece and give it life with something new, exciting and interesting, including natural and raw materials of stone and metal. • On breaking rules… The one rule that everyone should break is: Take off one accessory before leaving the house. Why? Fabulous women from Iris Apfel to Pop star Rita Ora have proven time and time again that piling on the baubles can be fabulous and totally idiosyncratic. • 3 closet staples: My three closet staples are layered pieces from my Yvonne Rose jewelry, designer denim and lady boots—from black booties with a slim heel and subtly pointed toe to edgy moto boots and over-the-knee boots. • Fall trend favorites: I’m in love with military jackets and oversized denim jackets. • Prized style possession: A YSL Blood Lust leather jacket. • Style philosophy: “Fashion is an expression of oneself. Whatever’s going on inside you, let it out. Show it on your body.”





Causing A Lather Mexico City-born soap star Pablo Azar acts in telenovelas, paints in Wynwood, drives for Uber and campaigns to unionize acting projects in Miami. BY LINDA MARX




Azar with Venezuelan actress Carolina Tejera during the filming of the movie Miami On Alert.

lthough his dream was to play soccer, Hispanic soap star Pablo Azar, raised in a small town in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, studied acting because his mother thought it would be a good way to make friends. He took folklore dance and acting classes to hone his skills. By age 16, the family had moved back to Mexico City where he was born, and he continued his mission with photo shoots, modeling and attending casting calls. One day he saw a sign for TV Asteca, a Mexican multimedia conglomerate, that said “bring a headshot.” He jumped at the chance for exposure. “I did an audition, was one of 15 picked out of 2,000 to attend a school, and a career was born,” says the handsome, green-eyed Azar, 35. “I got into the character creation process and fell in love with acting by doing novelas.” Now living mainly in Miami (and back and forth between Mexico City), where he acts, paints, drives for Uber (really) and lobbies for better acting conditions, Azar got his first whiff of South Florida in 2005 when he was sent to Miami to shoot Second Chance, a novela for Telemundo, the Spanish-language network owned by NBC Universal. In it, Azar played a cocky, energetic character who captured the attention of audiences around the world. “I was cast as a silly guy who fell in love with too many ladies,” he laughs. “It was a huge success here and internationally in 100 countries. I got lots of work doing novelas and other projects for Telemundo after the success of that novela.” He also won three Best New Actor awards in Latin America for this role and was able to promote the soap around the world, which broadened his reach. Azar did another project in Colombia, then three years ago was cast in his first English-language show, a TV series for TBS called Wrecked, playing Pablo the fighter. “My character was a starving guy who fought for food,” recalls Azar. From there, the actor did another telenovela for Telemundo called Le Sand, and now he is doing short films for his own company called PAYPA Productions. When he’s not acting, Azar enjoys a second career as an artist. He paints from a Wynwood studio located not far from his Miami digs. He is known as a pop realist who invented a unique, fantasy-journey painting style that he calls “Toonymania.” He has





ABOVE: Azar is an accomplished painter. RIGHT: Azar with Jordan and Justin Shipley, creators of the TBS comedy series Wrecked, in which Pablo played his first English language role.

reinvented the visual arts mixing cartoon and color in images of everyday life, and uses small figures to create one painting, forcing the viewer to look up close and see more than initially meets the eye. “My main objective is to have the observers gaze at my work, losing themselves in a timeless dimension where I invite them to discover what I denote as my creatures,” he explains. “There is always something beneath.” In perfect harmony, his diverse “creatures” fuse together to make one larger and complete picture. (He was a finalist in the painting festival “Le Touquett” in France.) Azar shows his work in Miami, Delray Beach, the Florida Keys and in Chicago, and has had international exhibits in Belgium, Paris, London, Mexico City and around Colombia. He also draws murals and keeps busy with the business of selling art. To make extra money, he drives for Uber, a gig that has led to meeting interesting people. “I have a big ego,” he admits, “and for a while I didn’t want people to know I was an Uber driver. But I am not rich. Although I do well with novelas, they still don’t make me wealthy.” (He adds that his Latin American fans erroneously assume he is rich and driving a Bentley around Palm Beach and Beverly Hills.) So after feeling embarrassed about the sideline for a period of time, he now embraces it as an interesting experiment, a slice of life, and fodder for his upcoming works. What could be better than moonlighting in Miami? “I see how others behave and speak out in the car,” he says, amused. “They think that they are alone so they talk intimately about subjects they should not be talking about. It has become an interesting acting experience for me, and at the same time, it makes me money.” The Uber driving is part of his overall plan to help improve the lives of actors. He says Telemundo actors “don’t usually make as much money as actors in American soap operas.”  On a more serious note, Azar started a campaign to unionize acting

projects with Telemundo and Univision, encouraging an agreement to protect members of his craft from starving and spending downtime in the unemployment line. “You need protection in Spanish because there is no pension or overtime,” he complains. “That lack of protection is what forced me to look for a side job. But we won the election, and now we are negotiating to get a SAG-Aftra contract. Conditions have not yet changed, but I am hoping that they will.” Azar intends to get even more political in coming years so he can put pressure on local and state government to allow more tax incentives and get companies to come back to Miami and produce TV. His goal is to become president of Miami SAG/Aftra. With his contacts, heartthrob looks and ability to talk to people on a positive level, he is a good candidate. “I would like to bring new projects to Miami for actors to have choices,” he says. He also makes time for sports, especially soccer—playing and watching it both here and in Mexico City. He enjoys the game of ping-pong and goes to the gym to stay fit. For recreation and downtime, he likes to play video games and spend time with his girlfriend, a Colombian actress. (He was married for six years and is now divorced.) They go to restaurants with friends, travel by car to experience new landscapes like Captiva Island, Micanopy and Indiantown in Florida, and other out-of-the-way places

“I have a big ego, and for a while I didn’t want people to know I was an Uber driver. But I am not rich. Although I do well with novelas, they still don’t make me wealthy.”



around the Southeast. “I love traveling to small towns and seeing how others live,” he says. “I don’t drink and I don’t like clubs. I prefer visiting weird places.” Currently, he is working on a project with a poem that his late father wrote. It is not ready for prime time yet but he hopes to finalize the project in coming months to share with others. Down the road, he wants to continue acting, doing many more diversified projects in English. “I want to act in more shows like Wrecked, and I will go to more auditions,” he says. “I will continue to act in Spanish shows, and I hope to do more films. Basically, I do what comes naturally. My art started as a hobby, then became a profession.” Now he wants to take his acting to the next level and at at the same time, make life better for his fellow actors. Could we have a Hispanic Ronald Reagan in the making? Time will tell.

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Brickell City Centre

701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-350-9922; With four floors of luxurious shopping, dining and entertainment, you can easily spend an entire day (and all your money) at the sparkling new Brickell City Centre.




Head to the second floor to Michele Lopriore for covetable “Made in Italy” women’s shoes like tasseled loafers, ballet flats and heels in vibrant-colored leather and python. 786-837-0099;

Settle in at Big Easy Winebar & Grill, a South African import by golf icon Ernie Els, where you’ll choose from a variety of familiar and not-so-familiar dishes, like the flavorful duck curry or “bunny chow,” a slow-roasted lamb shank served in an artisan bread bowl. 786-814-5955;


Refresh at The Dry Bar with a quick blowout, like the “Southern Comfort,” a voluminous style that will survive any hectic shopping day. 305-702-5544;

Next up: Kendra Scott, an Austin-based jewelry sensation who’s known for her trademark earrings and necklaces made of natural gemstones. Scott also recently launched a new home line of delicate picture frames and trinket boxes. 786-574-4757;

Pop by Stitched, where guys can browse curated racks of top brands like Tom Ford and Ted Baker, and a tailor will outfit sharp-dressed men in a custom suit. 786-637-2565;


The larger-than-life Saks Fifth Avenue is the centerpiece of BCC, with three floors packed with well-edited designer labels, exclusive fragrances and an extensive men’s department. 786-907-3800; End your spree at C’Art, an Italian brand of stores that has been around since the 1800s, for treasures like trendy sunglasses made of organic cotton and stunning stationery. 786-899-5095;

Shopping Tip: Download the free Brickell City Centre app where you can pay for parking right on the app and receive live alerts for special deals.



Aventura Mall to the Miami Design District With a growing portfolio of new boutiques and restaurants, Aventura Mall is a shopping staple that just keeps getting better— and it’s a quick drive from the Miami Design District, which literally looks like a different place each week with glossy fashion houses and furniture shops popping up continually.


19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-1110; Grab a seat at Nordstrom Ebar to sip an artisan coffee—perhaps a Honey Almond Latte—and try locally sourced pastries from Wynwood institutions like Zak the Baker and Fireman Derek’s.





Pretend you’re in London’s fashionable Chelsea area at Hackett London (the first store in Florida), which offers British menswear such as polos, classic chinos, tailored suits and accessories. 786-332-6992;

Indulge in a mid-shopping glow at Clarins Skin Spa at Bloomingdale’s with the “Le Petit Facial,” a quick but efficient 25-minute treatment that entails cleansing, exfoliating, a quick hand massage and a face mask. 305-792-1055;

Makeover your cosmetics bag at Chanel’s Fragrance & Beauty boutique, one of only three such stores in the nation. And big news: Chanel just released its first new scent in 15 years, Gabrielle Chanel. 305-933-7155;



Miami Design District, 3841 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-722-7100;

1:30-2:30 LUNCH

Refuel at the new Estefan Kitchen, an upscale Cuban restaurant by Miami’s royalty Gloria and Emilio Estefan. 140 NE 39 St., Suite 133; 786-8433880; Want your mind blown (and possibly your budget)? Pull the dagger handles to open the doors of Sevan Biçaçki, where you’ll find hand-painted domed ceilings and divine jewelry that will transport you to Istanbul. 140 NE 39th St., Suite 205, Miami; 786-409-7156;


From craveworthy handbags to pumps, “rockstud” fans can’t miss the mammoth two-story Valentino boutique with its stunning collection of clothes, shoes and accessories that seem to float in the air. 140 NE 39th St., Miami, 305-639-8851;


Hit the sparkling new accessories-based Gucci boutique, where you’ll find the brand’s glam bags, shoes and sunglasses. It’s also one of the few Gucci stores to offer a children’s collection. 305-521-5050;


While the swanky stores in the Design District aren’t always easy on the wallet, COS, a Scandinavian brand for men and women, offers wardrobe essentials from new seasons at moderate prices. 3915 NE 1st Ave., Miami; 786-857-5923;

Toast to your new purchases by swirling a fine Cab at the sleek Abaco Wines & Wine Bar, where you can order wines by the glass, a a tasting flight, or buy a bottle and enjoy a cheese and charcuterie plate. 140 NE 39th St., Suite 206, Miami, 786-409-5286;

Shopping Tip: Need a break? Kick your feet up on the swinging chairs on the second floor of the Palm Court.



Shopping in Doral

Doral is hitting a major growth spurt when it comes to shopping, thanks to the buzzy new CityPlace Doral, which is basically a mini city packed with fashionable shops, hip restaurants and entertainment.




Start your morning by supporting local darling Peace Love World—the Doral location offers both new items and outlet bargains on its comfy tees and sweatshirts, plus backpacks, handbags, clutches and diaper bags. 7700 NW 56th St., Doral, 786-522-4390;



Dive into Agua Bendita, where you’ll find colorfully stunning swimwear and cover-ups designed by two Colombian friends who started selling their designs out of their home. The young women’s suits are handmade by Colombian artisans and recently made a big splash at Miami Swim Week. 786-477-4145;


If you’re looking for unique furniture, lighting or quirky pillows and accessories to create a “wow” effect in your home or apartment, check out KARE, a German-based company that’s been a huge hit in Midtown Miami for years. 786-319-9481;

For statement jewelry, Tarbay offers beautiful handmade baubles by a designer in Venezuela who creates jewelry with 18-karat gold, silver, pearls, precious and semi-precious gems from the world’s most exotic places. There’s also a small selection of shoes and handbags. 786-374-2296;

Meet your best gals for a nail refresh at Tipsy Salonbar—just like its name, this is a boozy full-service salon, which also offers treatments like Botox and fillers.


End your day at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. The restaurant produces its own wine (nearly 50 varietals), so you can swirl and sample white and red vinos in their tasting room, and later take home a few bottles of your favorites. 786-814-4777;


8300 NW 36th St., Doral;

11:30 a.m. EARLY LUNCH

Stop for a bite at the latest outpost of Miami staple, Icebox Cafe, where you’ll want to try their Tuna Poke Tacos or Spiced Meatballs. Don’t miss the award-winning desserts that Icebox is known for, including Oprah’s favorite cake. 786-374-2326;

Shopping Tip: More shops are being added each month at CityPlace, and check out the burgeoning Downtown Doral, where there are more small boutiques and plenty of dining.



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Awesome Blossom Eye-Catching Style Fall’s must-have wardrobe staple, you ask? A pair of bold sunnies, naturally. These Gucci oversized square glitter shades in the brand’s signature hues are IT. $540; available at INTERMIX stores and

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From compact heated hairbrushes to bucket bags, these are the beauty and fashion trends you need to know about right now. By Maria Tettamanti

Bye-Bye Flat Iron Traveling and on the quest for good hair days? Look no further than the DAFNI Go. This easyto-use hair straightening ceramic brush helps you get pin-straight style without damaging your mane—and easily fits in your luggage. Genius. $99; available at Bed Bath & Beyond stores, Target stores and

Haute Watch Techies with a taste for the finer things in life, your sartorial prayers have been answered. Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon smartwatch allows you to tell the time…in style. $2,450; available at Louis Vuitton stores and



Drop-Dead Drop Earrings Sometimes making a statement is all about amplifying one element. Regard these Oscar de la Renta ombré tassel earrings as your go-to accessory. $450, available at INTERMIX stores and

Getting Ziggy With It Shimmer and stripes? Yes, please. Consider this Missoni dress your answer to the dreaded I-havenothing-to-wear dilemma. $1,745; available at INTERMIX stores and

Loco For Coco Coconut oil offers many benefits—from moisturizing one’s skin to repairing tresses. We love that James Read’s Coconut Melting Balm also provides a year-round glow—and smells just like a tropical beach. $35; available at

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By Michelle Payer | Photographs by Ricardo Mejia

goosey’s house

Miramar has one of the largest Jamaican populations in the U.S., so it’s not surprising that its adopted son and Jamaican native Paul Bennett would find a receptive audience for his authentic Jamaican cuisine.


TOP: Roun-A-Goosey’s proprietor Paul Bennett. ABOVE: Oxtail with butter beans.



ou won’t find the Jamaican national flag, life-sized pictures of Bob Marley, or photos of exotic waterfalls on the walls of Roun-A-Goosey, Paul Bennett’s authentic Jamaican “fine dining” restaurant in Miramar. The first-time restaurant owner says the cuisine is his native island’s ambassador and justly, takes center stage. No one walking through the door is just a customer. “You are family,” says Bennett, flashing his signature megawatt smile. Every child knows him as “Uncle Goosey.” While Bennett has taken liberty with the term “fine dining” (as he explains, it’s to differentiate from mostly takeout Jamaican spots), he’s created a warm, family atmosphere within a relatively new Mediterranean-style development centrally located on Red Road. Groupings of silk roses grace the restaurant’s six indoor tables, as the cozy place bustles with takeout orders (“Jamaicans traditionally like to eat at home,” explains Bennett). It was the Jamaica native’s lifelong dream to open a restaurant, but professional detours led him to spend a decade as the Chief Administrative Officer of Meteorological Service in Jamaica, then relocate to Miami for an MBA and 12 years as the City of Miramar’s Human Resources Analyst. In 2016, Bennett switched gears and made his dream a

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reality, first choosing the all-important name, Roun-A-Goosey, a nod to his Jamaican nickname and the place to watch sporting events. When people at home would ask, “Where are you watching the game?” the response would inevitably be “Roun-A-Goosey,” i.e., Goosey’s house. Next, he hired Jamaica native and 30-year culinary veteran Lucal Gordon as his executive chef to create authentic dishes that Jamaicans would recognize and newbies would savor. Finally, the opening date of June 13, 2016, was considered auspicious as Bennett’s lucky number, past dorm number and teen soccer jersey are all 13. Those who have never tried Jamaican food are in for a treat here. Those who consider themselves aficionados are seen coming and going all day for the familiar flavors and spices and recipes that are, for the most part, kept under lock and key, as is the ingredients for “Goosey Punch,” the sweet, flavorful, non-alcoholic concoction that provides a nice balance for the spiced delicacies Chef Gordon presents. The menu is simple and manageable, highlighting the best of Bennett’s island cuisine, including flavorful brown stew chicken (all the meat is seasoned the day before and allowed to marinate), oxtail with butter

It’s generous, home-cooked food that transports Jamaicans back to “the rock.” beans, curry goat, chicken or shrimp, and the ever-popular jerk pork and jerk chicken, all with flavors that pop yet don’t overwhelm. Chef Gordon combines scallions, thyme and bell peppers with Jamaican seasonings to give nearly every dish a spicy kick. Flavorful grouper and red snapper are served in a variety of styles: brown stew, roasted, escovitch-style and stuffed with callaloo. Every entrée comes with a hearty cup of soup, which changes daily (don’t miss Thursday’s red peas soup with beef and dumplings, which is a meal in itself), or salad and a choice of white rice, rice and peas or vegetables. It’s generous, home-cooked food that transports Jamaicans back to “the rock,” with prices and variety that allow multiple visits per week. Dinner entrées start at $13, while lunch entrées begin at $10, with weekday lunch specials offered for $5.95. A Healthy Choice menu includes jerk chicken salad, wraps and chop suey with prices that range from $8 to $16.50. Weekends are for saltfish with ackee or callaloo, stew peas, and cornmeal or hominy porridge, which Bennett says will satisfy any appetite for an entire day. New to Roun-A-Goosey is the Friday After Work Jam, with music from 6-9 p.m. indoors and al fresco on the patio, and Live Music Sundays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with a variety of local artists, including the local Bush family, featured on the Today show and touted as “America’s most amazing family.” It’s all part of the dream for Paul Bennett, who as a natural host and island ambassador, invites all to come Roun-a-Goosey. TOP LEFT: Curry chicken. TOP RIGHT: Jerk chicken. ABOVE: Executive chef Lucal Gordon.



11635 Red Road, Miramar, Florida, 954-589-0246; Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, plus breakfast Saturday and Sunday.

Wheel Life



Hyundai’s spin-off luxury division starts. By Steve Siler


n 2008, Hyundai drove a stake in the luxury automotive ground with its feature-laden, mid-size, rear-wheel-drive sedan, the Genesis. But Hyundai had loftier ambitions than the Hyundai brand name could support, so it ripped a page from the Toyota/Lexus playbook and elevated Genesis into a standalone luxury brand. Now six unique models are planned by 2020. Just as Lexus debuted in 1989 starting with its full-size, four-door flagship, the LS400, the Genesis brand entered the scene with a palatial sedan, the G90, and to avoid confusion, the Hyundai Genesis sedan was re-christened Genesis G80, positioned one tier down the price/ prestige ladder. Having spent many comfortable hours driving both the G90 and G80, I have no doubt that, despite what people think of Hyundai, the Genesis-branded vehicles will be competitive not only on price, but on substance.

2017 GENESIS G90 5.0

As a luxury brand borne of a brand that’s well-known for being quite the opposite, Genesis must prove that it’s not simply pilfering gussiedup econo-cars but rather automobiles born and bred for the modern aristocracy. Shouldering most of that burden is the G90 flagship, which faces off against the Lexus LS, Audi A8, even the Mercedes-Benz SClass. So does it belong? A luxury car’s merits are arguably earned from the inside out, and the G90 checks all the important boxes. Soft-close doors seal the cabin, creating optimal listening conditions for its 17 shimmering Lexicon speakers. Pillowy seats provide heavenly comfort front and rear, with the long wheelbase bestowing serious stretch-out room for reclining rear seaters. Genesis banished hard plastics, leaving soft hides, polished



Genesis G90 interior

wood and high-grade metallic materials in their place. A 12.3-inch infotainment system is controllable from every outboard seat via front and rear rotary dials. While its competitive set offers most of this stuff in some form, none makes everything standard, including power rear sunshades, head-up instruments, semi-autonomous radar cruise control, and more. The customer needs only to decide between the V-6 and the $2,500-pricier V-8 model, rear or all-wheel drive, black or beige upholstery, and exterior color. Ideally, flagship sedans should be as powerful as the VIPs inside them, and fortunately, neither the 365-hp turbocharged V-6 in the G90 3.3T Premium nor the 420-hp V-8 in the G90 5.0 Ultimate is remotely underpowered. But the G90’s most impressive aspect may be its uncanny smoothness. In contrast to many top-shelf sedans that transmit certain road textures to the cabin, the G90 lets nothing in, leaving passengers feeling like they’re floating above the ground. I personally prefer more buttoned-down handling, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the G90’s surreal glide. If only the G90’s styling was so inspiring. As a brand establishing its very identity, Genesis needs a flagship with certain distinctive features destined to become Genesis hallmarks. Alas, most of its exterior bits seem derivative—and I’m not saying they are—but the bolt-upright, six-sided grille sure does recall the Audi A8, and there’s palpable BMW 7-Series influence in the sheet metal. The Benz S-Class appears to have informed the sloping rear while the S-Class’ Maybach spinoff could

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Genesis G80 interior

have donated the thick band of chrome surrounding the windows. The G90’s pastiche of elements comes together nicely enough, but if Genesis expects to gain the respect of these customers, it can’t sneak in through the back with an innocuous-looking sedan. While the G90 fails to beat any of its stalwart competitors at their own game, it does makes some impressive plays, particularly insofar as feature content, spaciousness, ambience and smoothness. Most important, there’s nary a whiff of Hyundai-ness to be found except in price, which at $69,075 is thousands less than its closest competitor.

2017 Genesis G90

2017 Genesis G80 Sport

• Conservative styling

• Sportiest Genesis yet

• Genuinely luxurious interior

• Still far from sporty

• Strong engines

• Unique bronze exterior trim

• Lots of comfort for the coin

• Cushy interior

(BASE PRICE: $69,075)

(BASE PRICE: $56,225)


Genesis may be a new brand, but the G80 actually arrived for 2015 as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis. Technically a mid-size sedan, but seeming larger with its long, blunt nose and slab sides, the suddenly substantial rear-driver felt more like something a luxury brand should be selling, especially with its optional 420-hp V-8. And that’s exactly what happened, of course, when the G90 and the Genesis arrived for 2017. Now that the G80 wears a premium-brand badge—a winged medallion that reads “GENESIS” in all caps—how does it fare next to such fancy four-doors as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and Cadillac CTS? Well, its bona fides are solid—quiet cabin, comfortable seats, impressive space front and rear, and an ability to iron out every wrinkle in the road before the occupants feel them. Very close inspection reveals its inner Hyundai, however. For example, the dashboard’s cliff-like height and asymmetrical A/C vents seem more Sonata than S-Class; ditto the plain-Jane script fonts used for buttons and displays screens, and at night, I counted four different shades of white among those various white-on-black gauges and displays. Minor as they are, each of these details represent what separate thoroughbred luxury cars from their plebian counterparts. For what it’s worth, the G90 didn’t



suffer from any of this, and we looked. The new-for-’18 G80 Sport I tested borrows the G90’s 365-hp twin-turbocharged V-6 and eight-speed automatic, effectively splitting the difference between the G80’s base 311-hp (non-turbo) V-6 and the aforementioned 420-hp V-8. In addition to cutting the 0–60 time down to the low five-second range, it boasts a retuned suspension (that’s still soft), upgraded brakes, bronze-tinted exterior brightwork, a mesh grille, dark chrome wheels, aero skirts, blackout mirrors and headlamps surrounds, plus carbon fiber interior accents. However comprehensive the upgrades are, the G80 Sport never achieves a sporty character, primarily due to its weight, which is among the heaviest of all mid-size cars. With the bronze trim, however, it looks great, and even at $56,225—$14K more than the base V-6 and just $1,750 shy of the cushier V-8 model—it remains a strong value next to its German counterparts. Make ours red. To test drive the Genesis G90 or G80, stop by Rick Case Genesis at 3550 Weston Road, Davie, or Rick Case Genesis, 925 N. SR 7, Plantation.

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Kathleen Ross and Kelly Saks.

Adriana Degreas Opening Reception

Chanda Carroll, Alina Goncalvez and Alice Garretti.

Brittany Depaz and Ady Gutierrez.

Brazilian swimwear designer Adriana Degreas opened her American flagship location at the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables with a party for 150 guests. Hostesses included Danié Gomez Ortigoza, Kelly Saks, Andrea Minski and Johanna Cure, who were turned out in the designer’s resort-style collection. The new 5,800-square-foot store was packed with VIPs, including Karen Martinez, wife of pop star Juanes; Venezuelan TV personality Camilia Canabal; stylist and owner of The Griffen Lesley Griffith and the designer herself, Adriana Degreas.

Adriana Degreas.

Fati Cordeiro and Gabriela Medina. Andy Faerman, Andrea Minski and Danié Gomez Ortigoza.



J.d. power & aSSoCiateS rankS GeneSiS the BeSt premium Brand.

Better than Bmw, merCedeS, audi, lexuS and all other premium BrandS. Compare with Bmw 5 SerieS & merCedeS e-ClaSS. 2017 GENESIS G80 *




J.d. power & aSSoCiateS rankS GeneSiS #1

Best Luxury Brand and #2 over all brands in the 2017 Initial Quality Survey (IQS), and #1 in the large premium car segment in the 2017 Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

GeneSiS G90 - Better than merCedeS S-ClaSS, Bmw 7-SerieS, lexuS lS, and audi a8.

2017 Genesis G90 was rated the most appealing vehicle by J.D. Power & Associates in the competitive Large Premium Car segment, and AutoPacific Presidents Award Winner - Most Satisfying Vehicle Ever - Best in Class Vehicle Satisfaction - Luxury Car, scoring higher than any other vehicle ever.

don’t outSpend Your neiGhBorS, outSmart them. GeneSiS $25,000 leSS than merCedeS and Bmw. 1

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*2017 Genesis G80 3.8 (model #B2402R65). MSRP of $42,350. $369 per month, 36-month lease with approved credit through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF) on in-stock units. $4,029 due on delivery. No security deposit required. Excludes taxes, title and registration. 10k miles per year, $0.25 per mile thereafter. Offer expires 9/30/17. Program/offer subject to change without notice. **Powertrain warranty with every new Genesis sold. (1) 2017 Genesis G90 MSRP: $70,675; 2017 Mercedes S-550 Sport Sedan MSRP: $97,525; 2017 BMW 750i Sedan MSRP: $95,595. All with V8 engines.


Melissa D’ercole and Chris Nagy.

Tassia Weydt and Hernando Santacoloma.

Barcelo Añejo Rum Launch Party Ron Barceló and Miami-based artist Ruben Ubiera celebrated the melding of art, spirit and their mutual Dominican heritage with the launch of the new Ubiera-designed Limited Edition Barceló Añejo Rum bottle at Wynwood Diner. Ubiera toasted his guests while signing select bottles in the space, which was transformed into a rum cellar with copper punch bowls, lanterned lighting and the golden bottles all around.

Ruben Ubiera and Robin Jay.

Lela Gonzalez and Gaby Beyer.

Mariela Godoy, Karo Moy and Diliana Colmenares.

DJ Gabby Mejia. Alexandra Strandberg and Nathalie Castro.





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12550 NW 29th Manor, Sunrise 877-459-1675 I The final-phase homes of Artesia, an amenity-rich, resort-style community ideally located in Sunrise, are set to be delivered this fall. The available homes are priced starting in the $400,000s for Terrace Homes, which range from 1,669-2,113 square feet under air. This collection offers 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 or 3.5 baths. These homes have two-car garages and private yards. Developer Minto Communities is debuting the four-story Sky Villas, which are ideally suited for larger families or move-up buyers. Priced in the $500,000s, the collection ranges from 2,797-3,089 square feet under air with 4-5 bedrooms and 3.5 or 4.5 baths. The most unique feature is a screened-in penthouse terrace, perfect for relaxing and taking in beautiful panoramic views of the community. Residents have access to a wide array of amenities that one might find in a five-star resort, including a two-story palatial clubhouse known as the Villa Artesia Club.


Redefining luxury and sophistication Davie welcomes Oak Park as the ultimate concept in luxury homes. The harmony of its nature and the elegance of the design makes this exquisite gated community a masterpiece of livable art that will redefine your new way of life. At Oak Park, we strive for spacious rooms with high ceilings where windows and landscape take a leading role, creating a unique blend between majestic surroundings and contemporary design. With more than 30 years of experience, Magna Developers conceived Oak Park as one of their most unique projects. The dedicated team led by Julian Consuegra includes recognized talents such as Sotolongo Salman Henderson architects and the interior designer Adriana Hoyos. As Sales and Marketing Manager Maria Botero points out: “The strategic location, the sophisticated design and the guidance of a distinctive team of experts have made Oak Park a total success with over 50 percent of the project sold and a delightful customer-developer relationship.�


4-br, 3.5-bath, 3-car garage, water view, pool: $585,000 Spectacular inside and out, this amazing home is located in the best gated community of Sunset Lakes, completely remodeled with modern finishes, breathtaking lake view, one bedroom on the lower level, a spacious master bedroom with a balcony to enjoy beautiful sunsets every night, and a huge yard with plenty of room to entertain your guests. You will enjoy one of the best neighborhoods in Miramar, close to great schools, shopping malls, restaurants and so much more. Juan Carlos Garcia 954-404-3262 Elvira Gavilanez-Garcia 954-793-8733 Keller Willians Legacy JCGarcia Real Rstate Team



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In Doral Magazine September Issue-2017  

All about Fall//5 Fall fashion tips//3 Itineraries that let you shop till you drop.

In Doral Magazine September Issue-2017  

All about Fall//5 Fall fashion tips//3 Itineraries that let you shop till you drop.