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features 58 Pop Stars In honor of Father’s Day, we honor five South Florida dads.

72 Dad’s a Gift So show him you know it, and give him a special present this Father’s Day.

76 Just the Two of Us Nothing says romance like a luxurious rubdown and cozying up on a sumptuous lounge with the one you love.

86 Feels Like Home

98 First-Class Male Clean lines, earth tones and natural textures make for a sharp-dressed man this summer.

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everything else 34 From the Editor 42 Around Weston What you want to know about in town and its surrounds this month.

48 All Well & Good Looking after your physical health and fitness and all-around well-being.

110 Matters Of Style Maria Tettamanti’s take on what you need now to stay (and look) cool.

112 Table Hopping Sean Connery’s favorite breakfast spot is now Mignonette Uptown.

116 Wheel Life

Steve Siler compares the Bentley Bentayga and the Bentley Flying Spur.

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

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Terra’s Pines City Center in Pembroke Pines is 70 percent pre-leased as construction continues apace.

Terra, one of the region’s most active residential and commercial development firms, has announced a string of recently signed leases at phase one of Pines City Center, the 47-acre mixed-use development taking shape off Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. Now 70 percent pre-leased— the tenant roster so far includes Publix, Carl’s Patio, Cooper’s Hawk, BurgerFi, Smoothie King, PizzaRev, Bento Café and The Halal Guys—demand for retail space at Pines City Center points to the community’s rising population and plans for continued residential and commercial growth. The project will unfold in two phases, with phase one composed of 200,000 square feet of Publix-anchored retail space and phase two composed of 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 385 apartments. Construction of the project’s first phase of retail is now underway, with

HERE’S WHAT’S COOKIN’ “A Taste of Italy” is back to benefit PACE Center for Girls Broward.

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Angelo Elia and his wife Denise will host the 15th Annual “A Taste of Italy” Dinner and Wine Auction on Tuesday, June 6, to benefit PACE Center for Girls Broward at Casa D’Angelo. A reception kicks off the evening at 6 p.m., followed by a fast-paced auction and a four-course Tuscan dinner prepared by Chef Angelo. “Chianti” tickets are $300 per person and include the reception’s fourcourse dinner menu with wine specially selected by Chef Angelo and “Super Tuscan” tickets are $500 per person and include the reception’s four-course dinner, a bottle of Italian wine and recognition in the evening’s program, but limited tickets are available. For more information, visit casa-d-angelo.com.

completion scheduled for late 2018. Nearly 400,000 people live within a five-mile radius of the site, and there are 1,500 residential units within walking distance, so there’s strong interest in Pines City Center among national and regional retailers. Next door, the City of Pembroke Pines is building a $60 million civic center that will include a 3,500-seat performing arts center and conference hall, an outdoor plaza, a 10,000-square-foot art gallery and a new city hall. Pines City Center is one of three projects Terra currently has underway in Broward County. Nearby in Pembroke Pines, the firm is planning another mixed-use lifestyle retail development called 16000 Pines Market; they’re also developing Botaniko, a master-planned residential community in Weston, with 125 contemporary-style homes designed by architects Chad Oppenheim and Roney J. Mateu.

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In just six months, The Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce is already at 50 members—and counting.

ABOVE: Funds were raised in part through a silent auction. LEFT: Attendees sign a pledge wall committing to #SpreadtheSunshine.

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SUNSHINE The Dylan Schopp Sunshine Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention.

The Dylan Schopp Sunshine Foundation recently hosted its second annual “Sunshine at the Park” event at Markham Park, raising more than $40,000 for suicide awareness and prevention. Over 200 people came out to this year’s festival to enjoy face-painting, bounce houses, sand art, yoga and Zumba classes, a karate demonstration and live performances by Hip Hop Kidz. Attendees signed a pledge wall where they wrote down commitments of how they plan to #SpreadTheSunshine and had the opportunity to purchase their own butterfly for a butterfly release. Dylan Schopp’s life was cut short in 2015 when he committed suicide at the age of 21; the foundation was later formed to help children and young adults in hopes of preventing such tragedies through education and public discussion. Event proceeds went to benefit suicide prevention organizations, including the HOPE Sunshine Clubs operated in partnership with Weston-based Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP). Markham Park is an important location for the Schopp family, because it was one of Dylan’s favorite spots to enjoy time outdoors, jet skiing and mountain biking with his dad. For more information on the event and the foundation, visit dylansfoundation.org.

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The City of Weston has a new chamber of commerce focused on building business and strengthening the community. The Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce officially launched in January 2017 after meeting with area business leaders on the need for a local Chamber of Commerce for the City of Weston. Business leaders met with Robert Goltz, President/CEO of the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce, in November to discuss options of starting an organization that represented the business community, offered programs and services of a mid- to large-size chamber and would look and operate like a stand-alone organization. After a series of meetings, a plan was made to create the Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce. But the Weston Florida Chamber of Commerce was built with its own brand in mind. In February, the Chamber launched its website and a social media page on Facebook. The launch started with 20 businesses committed to a vision to serve the area’s business community; membership has continued to grow over the past few months, and now there are more than 50 members…and counting. Some of the networking opportunities that are already in place include Never Eat Lunch Alone, held the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:15 p.m. at area restaurants (that’s a Members Only event); the Monthly Membership Breakfast, held the third Tuesday of the month from 7:45 a.m.–9 a.m. at Rick Case Honda’s Community Room; and Weston Leaders Leads Group, every Friday from 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. at the Weston YMCA. (For a continued listing of events, visit the website.) In addition to networking events, the Chamber also offers cost-saving programs, business resources and serves as an advocate for business. For more information, visit westonflchamber.com.


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fıght the bite Follow these tips to get mosquitoes to buzz off this summer.

With Zika still impacting South Florida, and summer rains and hot temps creating a breeding ground for more mosquitoes, it’s becoming increasingly important to stay protected. Experts at Mosquito Squad, which is a national mosquito elimination company, offer some unique tips to “fight the bite.”

• Swap your scent. From perfume to scented fabric softeners and even hand cream, a wide range of fragrances are known to attract mosquitoes. Certain natural scents—including lavender, peppermint, basil, garlic and eucalyptus—repel the little suckers and can be worn as an essential oil on your skin. • Shower power. Mosquitoes are attracted to lactic acid, which humans emit when they are active. Wash your body with unscented soap immediately after exercising. • Choose your color. Mosquitoes tend to be attracted to dark colors, so it’s always better to lean toward light-colored attire when outside. When it comes to lighting, bugs are attracted to ultraviolet florescent and blue light.

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To ditch the itch if you do fall prey, try… • Green tea. Hold a refrigerated, damp green tea bag on the bite. The tea compounds help with inflammation and the cold assists in soothing the itch. • Preparation H. The active ingredient (phenylephrine) in the cream is known to reduce swelling and irritation. • Toothpaste. Use a paste with a mint flavor, which creates a cooling sensation that reduces swelling and the urge to scratch. • Basil. Studies suggest the herb contains compounds that can relieve itchy skin. Either buy the essential oil or crush some up and apply directly to the bite.


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Looking to get a better backside for summer? Take a lesson from the Brazilians. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a buttery body cream that contains a main ingredient called guarana, which is a native Amazonian plant whose fruit contains one of the most potent forms of caffeine on the planet (think of it as coffee for your skin), along with nourishing cupuaçu butter, antioxidant-powerhouse açaí and moisturizing coconut oil. Massage all over to tighten and smooth skin. P.S. It smells like pistachio and caramel and even offers a little shimmer for a tropical glow. $45; Sephora; sephora.com


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Dad to Tyler, 12 “I’m the oldest of three and we grew up in Connecticut, spending summer vacations in Maine or Florida. My science desires took me into meteorology and the University of Oklahoma, where I studied and chased storms. Then, after a decade on TV in Colorado, my job brought me first to Tampa and then to Miami, where I traded tornadoes for hurricanes. My son was born the year of Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne, but it’s too early to tell if he will follow in my atmospheric shoes.”

The main difference between life before children and life after children is…. I used to be an action-and-adventure kind of guy. Between boating, scuba diving, skiing, traveling at a moment’s notice…all of that spontaneity took a break from my life once my son was born. As a single dad, it’s harder to do all of those spur-of-the-moment things, but I see a time in the not-too-distant future when my son will be old enough to be my adventure partner in crime. The greatest rewards of fatherhood are: For me, the greatest reward of fatherhood is watching my son go through all the stages of growing up. From when he would smile hearing my voice as a baby to now asking me to join him on his favorite computer game or in the pool, I love spending time with my son.

The greatest challenges of fatherhood are: Keeping my job out of my time with my son. Weather is 24/7 and never takes a break, so when it’s bad, I have to work. Spending time with my son is especially hard during hurricane season, when I spend many long days at CBS4. I think he has grown to fear hurricanes not because they may hit, but because they take my time from him. The one piece of advice he hopes his son takes most to heart as he goes through life: Everything you do has consequences—everything. And with everything you do there are good consequences and bad ones, so make thoughtful and wise choices, especially the ones with the biggest consequences. Also, think for yourself. Don’t let anyone just tell you something; find out if what they have said is true.

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Dustin Ward

Chef de Cuisine for BLT Prime DAVIE

Dad to Dahlia, 9; Remi, 6; and Caden, 5 “First and foremost, I am a father of three amazing girls I hold dear to my heart. Besides that, I am a passionate chef who loves every part of cooking. I love being able to take my passion of cooking and share it with my kids, and see them experience it at an early age just as I did.” The main difference between life before children and life after children is…. The amount of pleasure you get from life. Before children, you are concerned about yourself, focused on the daily grind. After kids, it’s the same grind but now with a mini version of yourself looking up at you—with a smile and in amazement, and nothing but unconditional love and happiness for you. The greatest rewards of fatherhood are: Seeing my girls grow up and develop their own personalities. Getting to remember parts of my past that made me who I am and seeing the same happen to them. A huge plus is being able to feel like a kid again, playing games that I have not played in years. But the greatest of rewards I have experienced thus far is coming home after a long day and having three little girls running towards me to give me a hug and a kiss, telling me they love me and that they are glad I’m home with ear-to-ear smiles—nothing warms my heart more. The greatest challenges of fatherhood are: So far the greatest challenge is balancing a career with family. I don’t want a stranger raising my kids. I want them to be able to look back and remember me raising them, and to know I will always be there for them no matter what. I never want them to question if they come first—always. The one piece of advice he hopes his kids take most to heart as they go through life: One piece of advice would be to always treat people how they would like to be treated. Even if the person is mean or rude, put a smile on and be nice to that person. You always will get further in life being positive than you would being negative.

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Alex RodriguezRoig President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade MIAMI

Dad to Isabella, 13, and Angelina, 11 “My job is to run Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, where thousands of children attend many different educational programs at five different locations. I am very passionate about the organization and mission because children are the most vulnerable. We need to provide for them. So, of course, I have the same passion for my own two girls. I spend as much time as I can with them and my family. We all enjoy the outdoors; whether it is fishing in the Keys or camping up north. This is something that was instilled in me by my parents and I am passing it down to my girls.” The main difference between life before children and life after children is…. I spend more time doing things they like even though I enjoy it just as much. The greatest rewards of fatherhood are: Seeing your children grow up into amazing human beings and being able to have great conversations with them. The greatest challenges of fatherhood are: Hoping that you are teaching them everything you know about life. The one piece of advice he hopes his kids take most to heart as they go through life: To do the right thing, and always try your best and find happiness.

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General Manager of iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving DAVIE

Dad to Lauren, 11 “I recently transplanted my wife Kimberly and daughter Lauren to Fort Lauderdale to be the general manager of the new iFLY Indoor Skydiving facility in South Florida. I joined iFLY after a nearly 20-year career in operations for one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. I have earned my B.A. and M.B.A. while working full time and raising our daughter. My hobbies all revolve around my daughter and vary by the season.” The main difference between life before children and life after children is…. Focus. Before Lauren was born I thought that my life was full. My wife and I felt our main focuses were based around our careers, continuing education, friends, etc. After Lauren was born, all focus went to her. Her health, protection, overall well-being and even planning her future before she could sit up. Any extracurricular activities that we were involved in ceased to exist and we dove head-first into all activities involving Lauren. The greatest rewards of fatherhood are: Unconditional love. No matter how bad life gets I know my daughter will always love me and I will always love her. It would be unrealistic to say that there won’t be any disagreements along the way, but at the end of the day our love for one another remains constant. The greatest challenges of fatherhood are: Patience. I used to have very little patience, but once Lauren was born I knew I had to develop some. We know that in order for her to grow and progress, there are times when we will take two steps forward and a few steps back. There is no true textbook to follow when raising kids, but with the great challenges that come with fatherhood there are even greater rewards. The one piece of advice he hopes his daughter takes most to heart as she goes through life: There are several, such as the golden rule of treat others the way you would want to be treated or be honest even when it is tough to do so. Probably the one piece of advice I hope she takes is live life to the fullest. Don’t settle.

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Founder, Chairman & CEO of Moss Construction FORT LAUDERDALE

Dad to Chad, 46, and Scott, 43 “We had our sons when we were young and we grew up with them. Both obtained construction degrees, and now we own a very successful business together.”

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The greatest rewards of fatherhood are: Fatherhood is one of the greatest privileges and joys of life, watching our children become responsible adults.

The greatest challenges of fatherhood have been: Finding adequate time and opportunities to enjoy life together. The one piece of advice he hopes his kids take most to heart as they go through life: Treat others like you want to be treated.

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Bob Moss

The main difference between life before children and life after children is… Life before children was freedom and less responsibility. Life after was parental responsibilities, supporting our sons’ agendas and education—and the joy of watching our children learn and succeed.


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Buy TOMS—like these washed canvas and leather men’s Lenox sneakers, $79—and do good: for every pair of shoes you purchase from the brand, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need; visit toms.com.

So show him you know it—give him a special one this Father’s Day.

Wrap up a box of these Alma Fuertes, the first brand to come from the newly formed Plasencia 1865, which is based in Miami and is the main distribution hub for all Plasencia-branded cigars; find them at American Caribbean Cigars, Miami, or visit ­americancaribbeancigars.com.

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 1 Voice Wireless Fitness Earphones are some of the smallest and most lightweight available, and they’re ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in and around the ear. Each earphone has its own speaker, Bluetooth chip, battery and mic so they can work independently or when paired together. $129, at 1voicenyc.com.

Glenfiddich 14-Year-Old is exclusive to the U.S. and pays tribute to the shared history of American and Scotch whiskey, while The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12-year-old single malt that gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types; at fine liquor stores throughout South Florida.

The Motorola Talkabout T600 H20 two-way radios are ideal for water adventures when out of cell phone range: they provide NOAA weather updates and alerts, are completely waterproof and they float. They also come equipped with a handy water-activated flashlight, which includes a white and red LED (to preserve night vision.) $119.99, at Best Buy stores and bestbuy.com.

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Perfect for wine or mixed drinks, the Corridor Bar features racking space for storage of 12 wine bottles, liquor bottles in the door and shelves, a wooden stemware rack for wine glasses, and more shelving to keep tumblers, canned drinks or bar accessories within easy reach; $2,199, at Magnolia Design Center, Pembroke Pines, or visit bdiusa.com.

The Bulgari OCTO ULTRANERO is sleek, cool, has a 50hour power reserve, a steel case treated with black Diamond Like Carbon, and a black lacquered polished dial with hand-applied blue indexes. $6,950; available exclusively at Weston Jewelers, Weston Town Center, or visit westonjewelers.com. inWESTON MAGAZINE

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The Standard Spa at The Standard Miami Beach 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach standardhotels.com

If you’re looking to find passion in paradise, escape to this long-standing gem that’s tucked away on Belle Isle, where couples can spend all day together leisurely bouncing around the spa’s indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy playground. Heat things up in a Turkishstyle hammam and Roman waterfall hot tub, take an invigorating dip in an arctic plunge, or simply float in the saltwater infinity pool. Enjoy lunch overlooking Biscayne Bay at The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill; later in the day, head to the Mud Lounge, where you can cover each other in mud and then bake in the sun. TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: KISS 120. This two-hour sensual treatment begins in the hammam, where you’ll warm up the body with a salt scrub on the hammam’s heated marble surface, and follow it up with a lengthy massage.

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just two us THE OF

Nothing says romance like a luxurious rubdown and cozying up on a sumptuous lounge with the one you love. Whether you want to come for the day or book a staycation, here are the most romantic spa getaways in South Florida. They’re just what the (love) doctor ordered.

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Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort 100 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan eauspa.com

This Forbes Five Star-rated spa, directed by attendants whimsically called “Spa Fairies,” is a wonderland where all your adult spa dreams come true. Each experience begins with lighting a candle at the Wishing Well, and while men’s and women’s separate lounges feature saunas and a waterfall whirlpool, couples will want to bond in the heart of the spa, the “Self-Centered Garden.” Lazily swing in hanging chairs suspended over pools of water, indulge in cupcakes and Champagne (the resort’s signature drink, and it flows like water), and have lunch served in a private cabana. Couples seeking ultimate privacy will revel in private garden villas fitted with outdoor showers, bathtubs and lounging areas. TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: The Perfect Champagne and Caviar Couple’s Journey. Couples command everything from the color of the room to the genre of music in their private garden villa. This extravagant package includes an hour-long massage, facial, pedicure and 30-minute manicure, along with 60 minutes of private time to bathe, sip Champagne and feed one another caviar.

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� The Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach thesetaihotel.com

TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: The Blissful Ceremony. Just like its name, this blissful, 90-minute treatment for couples combines a massage that draws on three cultures, focusing on the back, abdomen and feet, followed by a Brightening Green Tea Facial.

With its Zen-like atmosphere and four different “Romantic Ceremonies” from which to choose, The Setai Miami Beach is just plain sexy. Each treatment room offers a black granite spa tub that overlooks the hotel’s three temperature-controlled pools, and four private suites boast a private bath and steam room. After your treatment, lounge by one of the infinity pools or on the beach (based on availability), then snag a seat at The Ocean Grill where you’ll sip from a fresh coconut—flown in from Thailand every day—as you take in tranquil ocean views.

Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Resort & Club 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton bocaresort.com

Boasting an impressive 50,000 square feet, there’s plenty of room for pampering (and snuggling) at this grandiose sanctuary inspired by the legendary Alhambra Palace in Spain. The spa, which is open only to hotel guests, features sunning terraces, tranquil gardens with waterfall whirlpools and a private spa pool. Both men’s and women’s lounges house lavish wet rooms with nine individual mineral baths, along with Swiss and waterfall showers, whirlpool, steam, sauna and inhalation rooms. Couples can reunite for relaxation inside the spa’s Great Room, which looks like an oversized living room with plush sofas and a two-story fireplace, then have dinner at one of the resort’s myriad restaurants, such as Morimoto for renowned Japanese cuisine, or Lucca for a taste of Italy. TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: The Ritual Bath. A healing water therapy ritual that includes an aroma bath, Swiss shower, plunge pool and Jacuzzi. Elevate the experience with anti-aging skin-care products that will hydrate and repair from face to foot. inWESTON MAGAZINE

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Bamford Haybarn Spa, 1 Hotel South Beach

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TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. During this 80-minute massage, a therapist will stimulate specific meridians on the body using aromatherapy oil and warm salt stones from the Himalayan Mountains, meant to encourage overall wellness and improved sleep. What happens when you wake up is up to you….

Think of Bamford Haybarn Spa as your luxurious, holistic refuge in the middle of rowdy South Beach, where you can reconnect as a couple and recharge your mind, body and spirit. This nature-inspired haven, which is the only U.S. location of the celebrated British wellness brand, offers good-for-youtreatments using all-natural, organic products. Kick back together in the spa’s relaxation room, The Woodland Room, where refreshments are served, retreat to the rooftop pool for romantic views of the city, or share a healthy meal at celebrity chef Matthew Kenney’s vegan eatery, Plnthouse. (Because nothing says sexy like a flat belly.)

âme Spa & Wellness Collective at Turnberry Isle Miami 19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura amewellness.com

âme Spa is for the couple that thinks they’ve tried it all. This extravagant spa recently underwent a stunning multimillion-dollar renovation and offers guests three stories of bliss, including floating in a saltwater pod and massages with crushed amethysts. Every treatment begins by journeying through the Wellness Circuit, where you’ll benefit from a Himalayan salt room, a steam room with color therapy and a Swiss shower that pelts you with water from all directions. Post-treatment, have a romantic meal together at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, and, if you’re staying at the resort, rent a private cabana, splash around in the sprawling Laguna Pool, and float down the Lazy River with cocktail in hand. TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: Fijian Ritual. You’ll feel like you’ve just returned from a vacation in Fiji (without the jet lag) with this 100-minute treatment that begins with a decadent milk soak bath followed by an exfoliating sugar scrub and a nourishing massage using natural drift nut oils. This healing ritual is topped off with a quick scalp or foot treatment.

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PURE Spa at Pelican Grand Beach Resort 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale pelicanbeach.com

Perched high above the Atlantic Ocean on the 11th floor of the Pelican Grand, the romance of this spa oasis lies in its epic, unobstructed ocean views. Unplug in hanging chairs that feel like you’re floating on top of the water in front of you, retreat to the luxe Spa Suite that overlooks the ocean and features a two-person bathtub, two treatment tables and a plush couch, and then sun yourselves or have lunch on the rooftop terrace. Extra special? Do a date on a raft lazily drifting down the resort’s Lazy River (the only one in Fort Lauderdale). TREATMENT NOT TO MISS: Pure Honeymoon. Act like newlyweds in the spa suite, with a Microsilk couples bath experience, a 50-minute couples massage and a bottle of Champagne to enjoy in private.

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Dominican-born Ivonne Suriel designed a contemporary apartment full of sophistication, warmth and comfort in Fort Lauderdale. By Linda Marx | Photographs by Jesus Dobbins

Through the magic of color, designer Ivonne Suriel turned her Fort Lauderdale living space into a sophisticated yet comfortable home.

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In her mission to create a living environment that combines sophistication and easy living, architect/designer Ivonne Suriel renovated her own two-bedroom plus convertible den/ two-bath condominium in downtown Fort Lauderdale to suit her lifestyle. With beautiful dual views of both a park and the city, Suriel, who hails from the Dominican Republic, replaced much of the original unit in this Mediterranean-style building, modernizing it with artistic flair. “I wanted a contemporary apartment for my family, but it had to have warmth that would last,” says Suriel, whose IS Design in South Florida and Santo Domingo specializes in interior design and planning. “I needed a balance of clean-lined sophistication with the feeling of home.” Throughout the nearly 1,600-square-foot apartment, she commissioned gray Italian porcelain flooring, added custom doors and ceilings, installed contemporary LED lighting and used light-toned wallpaper. She selected an overall neutral palette with bold pops of color coming from the art, furniture and furnishings. During the two- to three-month renovation, Suriel faced some challenges that were mostly due to the size of the apartment. But after careful examination of the architecture coupled with her desire for the look of the interior,

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ABOVE: Punctuated with vibrant art, Suriel’s dining area features a Carrara marble expandable table and dark leather chairs. The sputnik chandelier mixes old with the new and adds a punch of glitz to the scene. BELOW: The facade of the Mediterranean-style building in which Suriel’s condo is located. OPPOSITE: The hallway leading to the black and white children’s bathroom is chock-a-block with art that the designer has collected on her trips around the world.

she worked through the issues. For example, she wanted to make the small space seem larger, so she picked the proper lighting and created custom closets with built-in organizers for storage. “We tore down divisions in the apartment, and everything else is custom created,” says Suriel, who has listed the unit for $499,000 with One Sotheby’s International Realty because her family is moving to Chicago. “We did everything we could to maximize space. Being here is like living in a hotel. We love it.” Adds Josh Dotoli of One Sotheby’s International Realty, who represents the property, “This is a unique opportunity to own a designer, turnkey condo at a great price in the booming downtown Fort Lauderdale-Las Olas area.” Suriel made sure that nothing was designed in any of the rooms that could disturb the amazing downtown and park views because a clear vision of the outdoors added to the feeling of spaciousness. Even the long, lean corridors come alive to create eye appeal. The designer collects colorful art, so both family members and guests have a great deal to see while walking through this elegant space. (Some of the artists displayed there include Luis Oveido from the Dominican Republic, Daniel Gil Martin from Spain and Avettis Dan Cor from the Czech Republic.) “I collect art, travel a great deal, and favor a lot Continued on page 94


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of the work by contemporary artists from the Dominican Republic,” says Suriel. “I also find paintings on trips to Europe and Asia and add them to my collection.” Art is used throughout the large, open public area with the kitchen and continues into the living room and dining space. For example, the living room is a technicolor dream with the dominant wall canvas painted by the designer’s brother, Hugo Suriel. “My brother painted this girl on a motorcycle for me because I love motorcycles,” she laughs. The blue-green tones in the canvas, which is located above the sofa, blend beautifully with the designer’s choice of a tranquil deep-blue, retro rug from Stepevi, the venerable Turkish carpetmaker. In a marked contrast to the taupe Roche Bobois furniture, the colors pop out and give the room texture and balance. The dining space is another wonder of contrasts, with a Carrara marble table that seats 10 and lovely Italian leather chairs. A retro, 10-light sputnik chandelier above the table incorporates gold into the polished area. And a Japanese console from an antique shop adds another layer of intrigue. “I like eclectic; I am not a purist,” admits the designer. Furthering the design theme, pops of orange from the Italian Frag bar stools situated at the kitchen island also give the dining space a shot in the arm since the rooms sit side by side and blend into one another. “The pop-up orange stools add fun and movement to both spaces,” says Suriel. The kitchen is modern, sleek, spare and contemporary with recessed lighting, Italian-style integrated customdesigned cabinetry, gray quartz countertops and a novel Dekton backsplash with Carrara marble print. The KitchenAid built-in stainless steel appliances, German Blanco undermount black composite sink and Hansgrohe faucets carry the contemporary theme throughout the room. “I like to entertain a great deal and especially love preparing Mediterranean dishes when I can because I lived in Barce-

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lona for two years,” Suriel says. In the condo’s private area, the master bedroom stands out as a modern and clean-lined sanctuary in which the busy designer can relax. There is a huge bed with white linens from Restoration Hardware and a colorful canvas on the wall of little girls painted by a Haitian artist. “This is a functional space that is simple yet elegant,” says Suriel. “I used wallpaper to give it a warm look because it has to be ‘homey’, not a museum.” The tiled master bath is smart and functional with a custom sink, Hansgrohe fixtures and a Toto toilet. The shower is made of Spanish porcelain tile in a modern beige-white neutral color scheme that blends with the copper look of the wallpaper. The children’s bedrooms repeat the colors the designer used in the living room and with the hallway art. For example, her son’s bedroom is a coastal dream of light wallpaper with a lime green bedspread, a multicolor throw pillow from Pottery Barn and custom velvet drapes in vivid blue. A large canvas painted by the designer’s brother borrows the colors of the bedspread and curtains in his interpretation of blind monkeys. Ideal for a young girl, the daughter’s bedroom has pink silk drapes and a pink wall—it’s her favorite color— while Hugo Suriel’s painting of kids lying in the grass adds texture and color to the room. Two full beds are appointed with white Ralph Lauren sheets and cushions from Zara Home. The siblings share a black and white bathroom with a Spanish tile wall, geometric layout and wood floors in the same material as the rest of the apartment’s flooring, but finished in a darker tone. “This is a clean-lined bathroom with a busy wall,” laughs Suriel. “It has different patterns.” The chic, modular cabinets and vanity are Spanish, and the wall art is Hugo’s work illustrating two kids traveling on a plane. In total, the condo combines comfort with contemporary living in a bright and elegant way with zips of smashing color. The entire apartment has a clean and sophisticated look, yet it feels like a home. Notes Suriel, “There’s a balance of sophistication and elegance, but it still feels like home.”


OPPOSITE: The children’s bath was designed to be a fun room, filled with black and white Spanish mosaic tiles in a flurry of patterns. The cabinets and vanity set are Spanish complement the design of the Toto toilet. Art is from the designer’s brother. ABOVE: A love affair with light green and shiny blue alludes to the sea in the son’s bedroom. BELOW: The daughter’s bedroom is feminine and ideal for a young girl with its pink silk curtains and pink wall, her favorite color. The beds are appointed with Ralph Lauren linens and cushions from Zara Home.

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FIRSTCLASS MALE Clean lines, earth tones and natural textures have all the makings of a sharp-dressed man this summer. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Keith Major STYLED BY Nora Russell

GROOMING: William Marshal for Ken Barboza Associates | MODEL: Robson Costa / Model Q Model Management

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Sweater and shirt by Michael Kors Collection; at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Pants by Lacoste; at Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton. Shoes by Florsheim; at Lord & Taylor, Boca Raton.Â

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Sweater by Lacoste; at Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton. Pants by Michael Kors Collection; at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops. Sunglasses by Barton Perreira; at bartonperreira.com.

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Jacket and pants by Michael Kors Collection; at saksfifthavenue.com.

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Shirt by Perry Ellis; at Perry Ellis, Miami International Mall, Miami. Pants by Calvin Klein Collection; at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops.

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Blazer, tank, belt and pants by Michael Kors Collection; at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops.

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T-shirt and shorts by Perry Ellis; at Perry Ellis, Miami International Mall, Miami.

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Shirt and shorts by Matiere; available at matiere.com. Shoes by Michael Kors Collection; at saksfifthavenue.com.

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Shirt by Hydrogen; at farfetch.com.

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Shoulder Injuries Treated with Arthroscopy Heal Faster with Less Pain New surgical techniques and better pain management enable easier recovery

Vani Sabesan, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Remember Operation, an electronic board game in which one wayward movement causes other body parts to spasm and a loud buzzer to sound?

Just like in the board game, an injured rotator cuff can wreak havoc with other body parts – and every day activities like writing and eating – because it’s the rotator cuff that allows us to lift and rotate the arm. The rotator cuff is composed of four muscles plus attached tendons and other tissue in the shoulder. It holds the arm in the joint and helps attach the humerus (long bone in the upper arm) to the elbow, neck and torso. Rotator cuff tendons can tear from age, overuse, traumatic injury, or a fall. When it is injured, even reaching for a book can be painful, and a tennis match or golf outing would be nearly impossible. Understandably, shoulder injuries used to be among the most dreaded by weekend warriors and professional athletes alike. In fact, a rotator cuff injury was often a career-ending incident in sports. “Shoulder patients can experience much quicker recovery and much less pain using the arthroscopic techniques

developed in recent years,” said Vani Sabesan, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in the upper extremities. “Today, my patients return to their preferred activities quickly.” Instead of a large incision circumventing the shoulder, Dr. Sabesan uses an arthroscope, a pencil-sized instrument with a tiny camera at the tip, to examine and repair the tissues in the joint. Recovery is quicker, and less painful when compared to an open procedure. Using arthroscopy also minimizes swelling, and allows patients to begin their post-operative rehabilitation sooner. In the last few years, other innovations have made the recovery process easier, including surgical improvements and better post-operative pain management. According to Dr. Sabesan, who is a team physician for the Florida Panthers, sutures today use new materials that do not require intra-operative knots. Overall, the procedures are less abrasive to the tissue. New, long-acting pain medications used following surgery last for 72 to 96 hours. Often patients need little or no pain medication after their initial recovery due to the new techniques.

“Prior to arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair required months of post-operative rehabilitation and many patients avoided the surgery,” said Dr. Sabesan. “Using arthroscopy, we can help our patients return to a fuller life without constant pain.” Arthroscopy can treat other ailments including shoulder instability or dislocation, torn biceps tendon, bone spur, inflammation or damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, a torn or damaged cartilage ring (labrum) or ligaments, shoulder impingement syndrome, and arthritis of the collarbone. Surgeons also use arthroscopes to treat knees, hips, ankles, elbows and wrists. A painful shoulder condition or injury can impede writing, eating, dressing, hair brushing, and other activities of daily living. With newer techniques and appropriate rehabilitation, arthroscopic surgery can fully restore movement in the shoulder. Consult with a boardcertified subspecialty orthopaedic surgeon to see if you are a candidate for arthroscopic surgery. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sabesan, call 877.287.2963. For more information visit clevelandclinicflorida.org/ortho.

South Florida’s highest-rated orthopaedic care. Same-day appointments

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matters of style

Shady Business Statement-making sunnies are now a thing. Colored sunglasses of all kinds showed up on the runways for Spring and these yellow-tinted Karen Walker sunglasses are right on trend. $325, available at net-a-porter.com.

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Precious Pendant Wear the ones you love close to your heart with this Monica Rich locket. Comprised of 18-karat yellow gold, the dainty blue sapphire in a star setting offers a whimsical touch. $1,795, available at bluenile.com.

Stay cool (and live life in the fast lane!) this summer with these hot, hot, hot new essentials. By Maria Tettamanti

Get In Gear Porsche’s Panamera recently received a facelift (how Miami!). The final result? The haute hatchback boasts new engines and a way-better bod. #Swoon. $85,000 and up, available at The Collection, 200 Bird Road, Coral Gables; thecollection.com.

Something Blue Brave the sun’s relentless rays—and look chic, natch—with a Maison Michel fedora. $890, available at net-a-porter.com.

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Sheer Jean-ious The demand for denim shows no signs of slowing down. So consider this 3.1 Phillip Lim deconstructed jean skirt replete with zipper details a summer wardrobe staple. $325, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim, 9700 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour; 31philliplim.com.

Marvelous Maillot Swimwear’s biggest trends, you ask? Cut-outs, one-piece silhouettes and vibrant prints. That makes this Red Carter monokini a triple threat when reaching the beach. $190, available at redcarter.com and Nordstrom stores.

Crazy Cool Cover Up The mere sight of this Camilla caftan will whisk you away to an exotic destination (Maldives, anyone?). Easy and breezy, its crystal embellishments and wild print are perfect for the jet set. $600, available at camilla.com.

When Handbags Imitate Art Louis Vuitton’s newest collaboration with artist Jeff Koons is making the likes of Mona Lisa smile. A celebration of the Old Masters—Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Fragonard, Rubens and Titian to be exact—this Speedy bag brings the breathtaking paintings of the Louvre and beyond to your very clutches. $2,800, available at Louis Vuitton stores and louisvuitton.com. inWESTON MAGAZINE

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not your grandpa’s diner Sean Connery’s favorite North Miami breakfast spot is now Mignonette Uptown.

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By Michelle Payer|Photographs by Ricardo Mejia

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lo and Alice are no longer behind the counter pouring coffee at the shiny aluminum North Miami Beach diner where Sean Connery would pop in for breakfast while in town. The casual eatery was all but boarded up until Chef Daniel Serfer and business partner Ryan Roman seized upon the opportunity to open a second location of their popular downtown oyster bar and seafood eatery, Mignonette. Appropriately dubbed Mignonette Uptown, the new restaurant retains its diner-like appeal, with elegant, understated additions, including 22-karat gold etchings on street-side windows aglow under a neon sign. Indoor pearl LED lighting over tan banquettes lends a glamorous-dining-car-inside-agrand-European-train effect while “French Quarter” copper lanterns made in New Orleans throw beautiful ambient lighting over the dining counter and its 24 tufted bar seats that span the length of the restaurant. It’s an ideal place to eat solo, with the action of the open kitchen, an oyster-shucking station and two-ice filled oyster displays creating non-stop motion. Background music changes throughout the evening with classic Beastie Boys, Luke Skywalker and Biggie Smalls morphing into Terence Trent D’Arby and some old-school jazz as the night progresses. This isn’t your grandpa’s diner. Front and center on Chef Serfer’s menu are, of course, oysters—12 different daily varieties in fact; six East Coast and six West Coast. It’s how Mignonette acquired its name, from a sauce made typically with vinegar, pepper, and herbs

Chef Daniel Serfer takes the diner concept to another level with Mignonette Uptown.


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and served especially with oysters. Thanks to years of experience at the downtown location, Serfer says he knows “enough not to mess with them,” letting the natural flavors of oysters shine through. Following the success of his Blue Collar and Mignonette downtown restaurants, Chef Serfer selected a stellar team, which includes Chef de Cuisine Anthony Ciancio and his only on-site pastry chef, the tremendously talented Devin Braddock, who reprises the Butterscotch Heath Bar Bread Pudding ($8) from Blue Collar, adds a daily pie to the menu ($9) and created the knock-me-down-this-is-so-delicious Nutella Milkshake with candied hazelnut and chocolate streusel ($7) in case extreme decadence is on your mind. For the rest of the menu, Serfer and his team have put together mouthwatering selections of the freshest seafood in town, artfully and creatively prepared in true mignonette style without masking natural flavors with heavy sauces. Buffalo Scallops with gorgonzola, crisp chicken skin and hot sauce ($15) have a distinctive barbecue overtone as the name would suggest, with a kick to them that will appeal to anyone walking on the spicy side. Barbecue Octopus ($16) is simply, yet flavorfully prepared and not to miss. Oysters Rockefeller ($19) are delicately prepared with herbs, butter and Pernod. The most addictive appetizer may be the Mussels, served either red (spicy tomato) or white (white wine, garlic and butter) for $17. Paired with a salad, it makes a lovely light dinner selection. Mains are divided into either “Plain” or “Fancy,” the former served simply with beurre blanc and a choice of side veggie. The Crispy Skin Snapper ($26) is sublimely delicious. “Fancy” preparations include Faroe Islands Salmon with orzo, peas, tomato and saffron broth ($29), Grilled Lamb Chops with zucchini and gruyere gratin demi-glace ($33), Branzino with fennel-potato hash and scampi pan sauce ($23), and the perennial favorite, Warm Lobster Roll on a brioche bun with butter and curly fries ($26). Light options include three types of salads (Greek, Gem Lettuce

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Mussels appetizer with spicy red tomato sauce; Warm Lobster Roll on a brioche bun served with curly fries; fresh oysters, which Serfer says he “knows enough not to mess with” so as to optimize their natural flavors.

and Caesar), all reasonably priced at $10 each, as well as a robust assortment of veggies bursting with flavor, all for $6 apiece. Don’t miss the Grilled Peaches with peanuts and vinaigrette. Although it’s listed in the vegetable column, it could almost be a dessert (if you have enough willpower to forgo the Nutella Milkshake). One new addition by chef Daniel and his “crew” is the Cruise Ship Special, a four-course menu that includes Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar Salad with white anchovy, parmesan and grilled sourdough, a choice of grouper or prime rib, and either Butterscotch Heath Bar Bread Pudding or Nutella Milkshake for dessert, all for $39 per person. As if that’s not enough to make you do a happy dance, Mignonette just unveiled Happy Hour with “$1 oysters twice a day every day” accompanied by specially priced appetizers, $3 beer and $5 glasses of wine from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close daily. Mignonette is open for lunch seven days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 305-705-2159. 13951 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach; mignonettemiami.com.


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tradition VERSUS trend Bentley’s new SUV prompts us to rethink our expectations of automotive luxury.

By Steve Siler

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ith luxury SUVs competing with, and, in many cases, overtaking four-door luxury sedans in terms of raw sales, premium car makers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar and Porsche have now become premium truck makers, too. That said, Bentley’s new Bentayga is no mere truck, wrapping most of the technology and accoutrements of the similarly priced Flying Spur sedan in a taller package that exhibits proper Bentley behavior both off road and on. Does that render the Flying Spur redundant? Hardly. Both models are spectacularly fast and are hand-assembled using most of the same top-shelf materials by the same highly skilled craftsmen and women that have been building Bentleys for generations at Bentley’s Crewe, England, factory, but the experience and appeal of each is remarkably different.

BENTLEY BENTAYGA

Named after the Roque Bentayga, a 4,642-foot mountain peak on Spain’s Grand Canary Island, the brazenly styled Bentley Bentayga blows the ceiling off the “lux-u-vee” segment, with the most power, prestige and sybaritic delights of any SUV available today. It’s more extroverted than the Flying Spur, with throne-height seating positions affording occupants a commanding view of the world, and high-profile styling that has the world looking back. The Bentayga comes standard with many things, chief among them a bevy of bragging rights. Its standard 12-cylinder engine churns up no less than 600 hp, directed to all four wheels to ensure adequate traction.

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Bentayga’s bootery.

This makes the Bentayga one of the two most powerful SUVs ever, second only to the comparatively crude, 621-hp Mercedes-AMG G65. However, with its 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds, according to Car and Driver (one of the other outlets I serve—full disclosure), the Bentley is by far the quicker of the two. Just as impressive is its 187-mph top speed, making it the fastest SUV in the world. You don’t have to hammer the Bentayga, however, to appreciate the creamy ride enabled by its computer-controlled air suspension that also eradicates lean in turns. Those air springs can also raise the vehicle offroad for a maximum ground clearance of 9.2 inches, or lower it when

The interior of the Bentayga.


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The Flying Spur’s interior.

parked to facilitate loading of persons, pups, or procurements from a Saturday shopping spree. While few Bentayga drivers are likely to explore its top speed or risk scratching its multi-layered lacquer paint (which for a price, can be ordered in whatever color you choose), most will appreciate the Bentayga’s unbridled opulence, which remains unmatched among SUVs (at least until Rolls-Royce’s planned crossover arrives next year). Bentley’s “if it looks real, it is real” mantra is full effect, with lustrous wood, buttery hides and gleaming matte or polished metals. Get the four-place seating with its second-row center console for a full, first-class effect. At $235,525 (delivered) to start and top-end models crossing the $300K threshold, the world’s fastest and most decadent SUV is also the most expensive, another boon to braggarts, if a rather crass thing to bring up in conversation. That said, it should be assumed that Bentley drivers have money to spend, and it’s somewhat reassuring to know that this particular display of wealth contains so much substance behind it.

BENTLEY FLYING SPUR

Bentley’s Flying Spur sedan is many things, but hard-to-figure-out is not one of them. It’s a classic Bentley sedan, with a swept-back fascia, four low-set headlamps, a mesh grille and a long cabin that stretches back to a tapering tail. Chrome encircles the windows and appears in a few other places, but next to the bold Bentayga, the Flying Spur is subtle, a muscular and sleek saloon with understatement that’s a statement unto itself. If you’re going to be chaffeured in one of these, the Flying Spur’s more relaxed, cosseting and private cabin makes it the clear choice. Materials are equally splendid, but only the Flying Spur offers quartzite and slate—that’s right, stone!—trim in addition to the longstanding choices in veneer trim, including engine-turned or brushed aluminum, piano black lacquer, or lustrous, mirror-matched wood. As with its SUV counterpart, the Spur’s glove-soft cowhides are sourced from herds that have been protected from biting insects and barbed-wire fences, but our favorite aspect of the Spur’s cabin, as with all Bentleys, is the infusion of warmth from those barely perceptible variations in the stitching, piping, and upholstery gathers, each offering evidence that it was tailored by an actual human being. Dynamically, the low-slung Flying Spur feels a bit more planted than

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2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Bentley Flying Spur

• Bragging rights: world’s fastest, most expensive, most opulent SUV

• Traditional Bentley luxury in traditional Bentley package

(BASE PRICE: $231,825)

• Bold, love-it-or-hate-it styling • Surprising off-road capability

(BASE PRICE: $192,725-$249,925)

• Sleek, subtle styling • Face-peeling acceleration; eyepopping 200-mph top speed

the Bentayga, so drivers may feel somewhat more confident braving speeds at or above triple digit levels, which are eminently attainable regardless of whether it has one of the 500–521-hp V-8s or the 616–626hp 12-cylinder engines under the “bonnet.” All models attain freeway speeds in well under five seconds on their way to top speeds between 183 and 202 mph. Interestingly, V-8 models feel a bit livelier, with less weight over the front wheels and their delicious exhaust notes. Some can be a tad firm, however, even in the air suspension’s softest setting, however, so reclining rear seaters would be advised to keep a lid on their steaming cups of Earl Gray. Priced from $206,725, the Flying Spur and Bentayga are priced right atop each other. Which is best, the traditional sedan or the trend-driven truck? Bentley has proved it’s brilliant at both.


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Judy Droder with Gabe Auerbach, Linda Tufo and Jane Auerbach.

Kip Hunter and Joey Epstein.

Art of Luxury Event Weston Jewelers and New River Fine Art welcomed guests to “The Art of Luxury,” an exclusive event held at the New River Gallery on Las Olas Boulevard. Guests were treated to an array of amazing jewelry, timepieces and artwork while enjoying light bites and live music by Jon Saxx. The event was hosted by Weston Jewelers owners Tracey and Ed Dikes and gallery director Wissam El Ghoul. Blaine Fillichio, Anne Langsenkamp and Ryan Thieme.

Wissam Elghoul and Steve Marcus. Ed and Tracey Dikes with Aayush Bhatnagar and Radhika Paul.

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Laurie Haime and Dahlia Touboul.

The Real Deal The Real Deal magazine, the leading real estate publication in New York, South Florida and Los Angeles, once again brought together the industry’s biggest power players for the third annual Broward County Real Estate Showcase & Forum on April 20 at Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach. Approximately 2,000 guests attended to tour the 25 exhibitor booths and listen to experts discuss the latest development trends, the Broward real estate market and new technology. Philip Spiegelman and Michael Neumann.

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Katie Chase and Marie Mitchalk. Shahab Karmely, Jerome Hollo, Louise Sunshine, Jimmy Tate and Hiten Samtani.

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Janess Dominguez and Rey Valls.

HAAPE COO Maria Jacobo, Pedro Martinez, Juliana Ramirez and Juan Guzman.

HAAPE Fundraiser The Helping Adults With Autism Perform and Excel (HAAPE) Foundation’s fundraising event was recently held at Botaniko Weston. HAAPE’s mission is to integrate young adults with autism into the job force and build a technology/job training center for them. The evening featured art, fashion and music, all in the name of a good cause. HAAPE Boardmember Debbie Santiago and HAAPE VP Edgardo Santiago.

Shantal Guerrero, Kendall Shim, HAAPE Junior Boardmember Enyol Martinez and Maria Torres.

Eric Brown, Commissioner Margaret (Peggy) Brown, Sheila Rothman, HAAPE President Dr. Larry Rothman, Beth Jaffe and Commissioner Byron Jaffe. Patrick Bidwill.

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outጃabout Floyd Raglin, Ala Surayeva, Samantha Jacobs, Abe Cohen and Erick Day.

Michele Verdi-Knapp and Tommy Knapp.

David Martin, Venus Williams and Roney Mateu.

Botaniko Partners with V Starr Adam Adler and Jim Dishinger.

Heather Celentano, Susan Penrod and Tara Dishinger.

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Tiia Weckstrom and Amy Carpenter.

Cristy Martin and Darcy Santos.

Thirty of South Florida’s most influential business and community leaders joined Terra president David Martin for a private dinner celebrating Terra’s partnership with tennis star and owner of the V Starr interior design firm, Venus Williams and Botaniko Weston. VIP attendees were treated to a champagne toast courtesy of Laurent-Perrier and enjoyed a cocktail hour and live entertainment before sitting down to a four-course dinner.

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Maria and Jeff Spear.

Chef Berret Beyer.

Douglas Elliman Launches The Reserve at Southwest Ranches

Carlos Domingos, Jason Kapit and Tinka Ellington.

The grand opening of The Reserve at the Ranches revealed eight new construction homes by Ellish Builders and the Spear group in the ranch, Mediterranean or contemporary style. Guests at the Cinco de Mayo-style get-together enjoyed painting by Miami artist Ruben Ubiera, celebrity Chef Barret Beyer cooking Mexican delicacies, an open tequila bar sponsored by One Hard Beverages and One With Life Organic Tequila, and the latest models from Porsche, along with live music. The event was sponsored by Loan Genius, Kensington Vanguard Land Services, Porsche, CWI underwriters, Nexgen Surveyor, NPI National Property inspectors and financial advisor Marc Allen Brown. 

Chase Patterson, Michelle Mota, Margaret Jimenez, Eric Ellis, Yili Longo and Audra Ibara.

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