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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

SAYING

Goodbye

TO 2021... Lynette Janac, Publisher/CEO

HELLO 2022

It’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions for 2022. I already started my list! Whether you are working on your personal or professional goals, be sure to make them attainable, timely and realistic. My hope is that, despite any bumps in the road that might prevent you from accomplishing them, you have the faith to always move forward and do the best you can. Not only is this year coming to an end, but so is our 10-year anniversary year. It was 2011 when I published my first edition of Luxury Guide (formerly South Florida Luxury Guide) and if you would’ve asked me 10 years ago where I expected to be or what I anticipated learning, I am not quite sure I know what I would’ve said. One thing for certain is I learned that there is nothing I can’t do—which means there is nothing you can’t do if you believe in yourself and put in the hard work necessary to make your dreams happen. I learned that while I started this business on my own, I was not alone—had it not been for the support of my team, friends, family and of course, my clients, I would not be here today. I learned that my core motivation comes from knowing I make an impact on people, and the more they appreciate me for it, the more I tirelessly want to support them. I learned that in this ever-fast moving world we live in, it is important to never rest on our laurels, always innovate and create— particularly as it pertains to business—which makes this an exciting time for me to share our new endeavor.

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We are currently in the process of curating our first Annual Florida Luxury Guide (and special national one too) that will serve as a Curated Lifestyle Resource Guide! You’ll be able to skip hours of online research because we will have done it for you—from ideas on what to do and where to go throughout Florida (with many staycation options to choose), travel destinations in the U.S. and abroad to home design and decor inspirations from top retailers and interior designers. Be inspired by art from galleries, museums and artists; learn about some of the most desirable real estate markets to live in, visit or retire to. Get an adrenaline boost from a showcase of the hottest cars to drive and yachts to set sail in. Get tips from top beauty and wellness professionals, and—my favorite part—learn about unique finds that you never knew existed! Lastly, I hope you will enjoy this final issue of the year where we cover all the luxurious things we love, including our special feature on art and culture, as well as our annual holiday shopping guide! Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season! Gracefully yours,

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ast Last fall, my husband and I were looking forward to traveling to Italy—I had grand plans remember my first Art Basel; it was 2014 and I of traipsing through Rome, sipping limoncello in the had scored tickets to one of the billowing white Amalfi Coast, then heading to Sicily to explore the art tents in Midtown. Once I stepped inside, I was island where my in-laws are from. Of course, with the transported into a world of sculpture, paintings, world under quarantine, we had to put those plans photography, mixed media, murals and more. The on hold before we even had a chance to purchase tent also served as a sort of Tower of Babel as artists plane tickets. from around the world shared their inspirations behind Finally, each therepiece. seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel (a huge shout out to our frontline workers!), and A lot has changed since then, of course. Miami’s Art our special travel issue couldn’t have come at a better Basel has exploded into mushrooms of satellite art time. Let us serve as your guide for finding the perfect, fairs, and art walks are no longer relegated to just well-deserved vacation after an unprecedented year (page 33). Wynwood. Plus, who could forget the duct-taped banana incident of 2019? But it’s what makes Miami so, well, know to happen when youa Whether you’re yearning to Miami. conquerYou thenever icy crags ofwhat’s Icelandgoing or watch the sunset from wander through an art walk, festival or swanky gallery opening. Healdsburg winery, traveling with a gaggle of single friends or with your kids in tow, we have a getaway with your name on it. And if you’re not ready to hop on a plane just yet, For this issue, we celebrate the arts with our special feature on Art Basel & Beyond there’s plenty of locales within driving distance. (page 39). From the satellite fairs around town to top museums around the world and up-and-coming youbeen can’tlooking miss, we’ve covered art in all its to forms. Theorfestivals What many of usartists have also forward to is heading back the gym visiting also coincidemed withspa. the In busy season. We’ve curated trulywe’ve out-of-this-world our favorite ourholiday Wellness & Beauty guide (pagea 84), rounded up Shop gifttreatments guide (page 109) everyone from your partner best friend techies the best and tipsfor from local experts, from fitnessand to skincare and to innovative and even your fur baby. I highlyAnd recommend youthat circle few items for yourself, procedures to holistic treatments. don’t forget Junea 20 is Father’s Day! We’ve too—it’s self-care! Speaking self-care, as you forward to 2022, use how our created acalled special shop guide (pageof102) filled with giftlook ideas to show your dad Destinations (page 86) as a circled travel guide to wellness around the world. We also important hefeature is to you. I’ve already a few items myself. have great tips for finding calm in your life in our Trending Wellness piece (page 26). And hopefully, dear readers, in another issue or two, I’ll be able to share just how As 2021 comes to a close, I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. delicious the limoncello is in Sorrento. Artfully Wishingyours, you a fabulous and luxurious summer,

Christiana Christiana Lilly Managing Managing Editor Contributing Writers Angela Caraway-Carlton — Special Feature | Destinations – Travel & Staycation Francesca Cruz — Special Feature | Art Basel & Beyond As aand television news producer, editor and freelance writer,who Caraway-Carlton has Born raised in Miami, Cruz is an award-winning journalist began her career covered luxurylater travel and lifestyle trends for the lastcareer 15 years. While navigating on television, parlaying that into a successful in publishing. She hasthe a new worldfor of travel, traveling in a pandemic hasn’t been easy, thestorytelling. travel expert andseeing former penchant wellness, art, gastronomy, magic and After travel editor is(including constantlyall looking for ways to safely visit an undiscovered destination. 50 countries 7 Modern Wonders), delving into different cultures, In this issue’s cover story,about she spotlights near and farvarious for every type of writing published articles numerousdestinations destinations, studying faiths and vacation personality. @angelacarawaycarlton theologies, and enjoying food from around the world alongside award-winning chefs—her list of countries to write about keeps growing.

SUMMER 2021 Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief WINTER 2021-2022

Lynette Janac Founder/Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Lynette Janac Associate Publisher/Client Relations Manager Tyler Anderson Associate Publisher/Client Relations Manager Tyler Anderson Managing Editor Christiana Lilly Managing Editor Christiana Lilly Copy Editor Lauren Kruchten Copy Editor Lauren Kruchten Special Projects Director Lisa Stoch Digital Content Editor Michael Connectors Isenbek Business Courtenay Carr Russo Executive Assistant Sean Sanchez RubyPaola (Bhing) Realino Solano Senior Designer DesignGraphic & Lifestyle Curator Norwing Rivas / Caliber Sarah HollandCreatives Special Feature | Art Basel & Beyond SeniorWriter Graphic Designer Cruz Creatives NorwingFrancesca Rivas / Caliber Writers SpecialContributing Feature Writer | Destinations Angela AngelaCaraway-Carlton Caraway-Carlton Christie Galeano-DeMott Michael Isenbek Contributing Writers Peter Lane Diana M. Taylor Byrne Michele Marin Christie Galeano-DeMott Marcus MichelePrado Marin Kerry JerryShorr Perez Marcus Prado / MV Meadow CONTACTUS US CONTACT Foreditorial editorialsubmissions: submissions: For Editor@LuxuryGuideUSA.com Editor@LuxuryGuideUSA.com Forother otherinquiries: inquiries: For Info@LuxuryGuideUSA.com Info@LuxuryGuideUSA.com

Michele Marin — Special Feature | Wellness & Beauty Michele is Isenbek a travel and—lifestyle writerand with a passion Michael Happenings Taste Miami for adventure. When she’s not

sharing has the 15 latest beauty and wellness trends, she’s writing, about her Isenbek years of experience in the publishing industryorasdreaming, a writer and editor, travels toacafés in Capri in Bergerac. The Orlando favorite way to covering diverse rangeorofvineyards topics including visual arts, music,local’s cuisine, culture and spendHe heralso dayexplores is with her beach, playing tennis champs. travel. thefamily worldat ofthe science fiction writing andand is andrinking avid guitarist. @eastcoastochousewife

Christie Galeano-DeMott — Taste & Happenings (Broward-Boca-Palm Beach) Christie is a travel enthusiast, bookworm, art lover and Francophile. She’s always searching for enticing flavors, dishes and restaurants and is thrilled to see our local Peter Lane — Trending Estate restaurant andTaylor hospitality industriesReal start to bounce back. When she’s not writing about is theanincredible plates, journalist, places andbook people that capture South Florida’s culture, Taylor award-winning author and television producer with style and vibe, is irresistibly in thecountry company of her Dave, an addiction to Christie real estate, start-ups,happy adventure, music andhusband, extraordinary their two dogs a glass wine. @christiewrites people who liveand their livesoftored the fullest without regret. He’s currently writing a memoir on Hollywood’s top stuntman. @peterlanetaylor

Marcus Prado — Shop, Taste & Happenings (Miami)

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A content editor, writer, songwriter and musician, Marcus is certified in literature Marcus Prado/MV Meadow — ShopBerkeley, Michigan and Queensland courses by the universities of Harvard, He released first EP “Adulterated Product” is a content A(Australia). content editor, writer,his songwriter and musician, Prado in is 2015 certifiand ed in literature editor atby Luxury He is looking forward to his new book coming out this year. courses the Guide. Universities of Harvard, Berkeley, Michigan and Queensland Family, music literature passionsProject, in life. @mv.meadow (Australia). He and released his fiare rst his EP,biggest Unadulterated in 2015. He is looking forward to his new book coming out this year. Family, music and literature are his biggest passions in life. @mv_meadow

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Picasso by Andrew Cotton (Courtesy New River Fine Art)

ART BASEL AND BEYOND

Our comprehensive guide to Miami Art Week, up-and-coming artists and art-inspired spaces.

IN THIS ISSUE

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Sensei Lāna`i (Photo by Robb Aaron Gordon)

WELLNESS DESTINATIONS

Alessi Strongman Nutcracker

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Your passport to practicing self-care at spas and Browse our pages for gift ideas for everyone on wellness centers across the globe. your shopping list this year.

22 DIRECTORY 26 TRENDING WELLNESS

As we look forward to 2022, check out these tips for bringing wellness into your life.

28 HAPPENINGS

From tree lightings to rooftops for New Year’s Eve fireworks, we know just the places to go.

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32 TASTE

Places to eat this holiday season and recipes from our favorite restaurants and bars around town.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

MiaCucina shares the magic of kitchens during the holidays. Belt preserves the art of metalworking. Marc Julien talks home-building and expanding his business.

54 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Painter Lara Restelli shares why art has become her rock.

56 TRENDING ART

We chat with Rami Rotkopf about what it takes to be a part of Blue Gallery in Delray Beach.

60 TRENDING HOME

Read the tale of French design house Lalique, which boasts more than 130 years of glass creations.

ON THE COVER

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92 STAYCATIONS

You don’t have to travel far to get away from it all at these three new hotels.

Israeli artist Joel Amit’s Breeze Reflection - Multicolor Birds & Fish on White is made of hundreds of laser-cut metal birds and fish and hand-painted in a rainbow spectrum of colors. The piece showcases the horizon line between ocean and sky, representing the synergy of the two realms and peace. (Photo courtesy of Joel Amit and Blue Gallery)

106 TRENDING MOTOR TOYS

48 x 72, $26,000, available at Blue Gallery in Delray Beach; 561.265.0020; bluefineart.com

120 SOCIAL

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TRENDING REAL ESTATE

Melo Group talks Aria Reserve. International Realty Group shares the scoop on exciting projects to come.

The slickest cars and yachts for 2022.

Luxury Guide wraps up 2021 and a celebration of its 10-year anniversary.



DIRECTORY ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT Blue Gallery 561.265.0020 bluefineart.com p. 67 Rosenbaum Contemporary 561.994.0020 rosenbaumcontemporary.com p. 38

AUTOMOTIVE Doral Lincoln 786.845.0900 dorallincoln.com p. 122-123

BEAUTY & WELLNESS Baptist Health 786.467.5400 baptisthealth.com p. 23 Traveling Aura Mobile Spa 888.948.7737 travelingaura.com p. 116

BOATS & YACHTS Sirena Yachts 954.585.6390 sirenayachts.com p. 21

HOME & HOME FURNISHINGS

INTERIOR DESIGN & BUILD

Iberia Tiles 305.591.3880 iberiatiles.com p. 77 Ignite Luxury Appliances 305.456.8283 igniteappliances.com p. 74-75 ITALdoors 800.615.3667 italdoors.com p. 81 Judith Norman 954.925.7200 judithnorman.com p. 63

IRG - International Realtors Group 305.507.5546 internationalrg.com p. 100-101

Cope Construction & Shield Remediation 305.332.2545 shieldmr.com p. 79

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Irina Alvarez 786.205.0670 irina2075@gmail.com p. 98-99

UrvanX Architecture 786.615.2943 urvanx.com p. 78

Lalique 305.537.5150 lalique.com p. 19

JEWELRY & FASHION Morays Jewelers 305.374.0739 moraysjewelers.com p. 2-5

Luxapatio 305.477.5141 luxapatio.com p. 14-15

Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss 305.576.5391 p. Back Cover

Maison & Co. 305.489.1848 maisonco.com p. 74-75, 119

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Audio One 305.945.1230 | 954.843.2837 audio-one.com p. 70 Belt 954.505.7400 belt.com.co p. 76

MiaCucina 305.792.9494 miacucina.com p. 10-11

Bang & Olufsen 954.876.1348 bdigitaltechnologies.com p. 107

Pianeta Legno Floors 800.576.3141 italianwoodfloors.com p. 80

California Closets Miami 305.623.8282 californiaclosets.com p. 27

Total Window 800.344.4558 totalwindow.com p. 72

Farrey’s Lighting, Bath & Hardware 866.415.7204 farreys.com p. 71

World Mattress 786.431.1798 worldmattresses.com p. 73

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Marc Julien Group 954.200.7758 marcjulienhomes.com p. 83-85

Just Tile & Marble 561.272.4900 justtilenmarble.com p. 82

Materia Collection 786.438.1330 materiacollection.com p. 12-13

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Innovative Creations Katia Bates 954.646.0947 innovativecreationsusa.com p. 57

Great Estates International Realty Sylvia Fragos 305.904.7847 sylviafragos.com p. 102-103

JetASAP 833.321.2727 (ASAP) jetasap.com p. 6-7

REAL ESTATE

Property Invest USA 305.908.3899 propertyinvestusa.com p. 100-101 The Keyes Company Luxury Portfolio International Elizabeth Perez 305.984.6344 eperezhomes@gmail.com p. 104 Tomlinson Realty Group Jeff Tomlinson 305.895.5333 jeffrealtor.com p. 105 Related ISG Realty Chris A. Ulloa 718.895.5333 christopherulloa.com p. 104

Aria Reserve - The Melo Group 305.800.8888 ariareserve.com p. 8-9 Aston Martin Residences 305.573.7333 astonmartinresidences.com p. 25 Compass Todd Nordstom 305.790.4008 todd@nordstromnetwork.com p. 105 Florida Luxury Homes Group Debbie Wysocki 954.579.5720 floridaluxuryhomesgroup.com p. 90-91

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“Baptist is just a shining star.” Why I Give: Michael and Valerie Katz A commercial real estate expert, Michael Katz knows a thing or two about building for success – which is why he is Baptist Health Foundation council chair for Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. “I realized it should be my purpose to give what I can,” he says. “I just love thinking about how I can contribute to the Foundation and to the Institute.” He is also involved in programs like the HEAT. HELP. CURE. Bounce Back from Cancer TM, which raises funds for research at the Institute. “It’s a way to get across, in a different form, the mission of Baptist,” he says, “and also to raise awareness that Baptist is here to serve.” But while Miami Cancer Institute is his philanthropic focus, Michael also believes in spreading the word about Baptist Health’s other specialties, such as cardiovascular, neuroscience and orthopedics. “Baptist has all these different Centers of Excellence – it’s not just limited to one. And that’s a great story to be told.”

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Join the Katzes in offering hope and healing for cancer patients and their families. BaptistHealth.net/GenerosityHeals or 786-467-5400.


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FLYING PRIVATE SKIP THE LINES, THE HASSLE AND THE HEADACHE

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International Flight Center North 305.238.8122 ifcmiami.com

Banyan Air Service 954.491.3170 banyanair.com

Atlantic Aviation 561.368.1110 atlanticaviation.com/location/bct

International Flight Center South 305.238.8122 ifcmiami.com

Fort Lauderdale Executive Jet Center 954.351.2003 fxejetcenter.com

Privaira 844.778.2472 privaira.com

Hop-a-Jet Worldwide Jet Charter 954.771.5779 hopajetworldwide.com

Reliance Aviation 305.233.0310 reliance-aviation.com

Lynx FBO Network 954.772.7444 lynxfbo.com

Signature Flight Support 305.871.3105 signatureflight.com/tmb

Miami International Airport Signature Flight Support 305.874.1477 signatureflight.com/mia

W Aviation 954.938.1962 waviationfbo.com/kfxe

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Tursair Fueling Inc. 305.869.4880

Jetscape 954.359.9991 jetscapefbo.com

Opa-Locka Executive Airport

National Jets 954.359.9900 nationaljets.com

Atlantic Aviation 305.455.2295 atlanticaviation.com/location/opf Fontainebleau Aviation 305.685.4646 fontainebleauaviation.com Signature Flight Support 305.687.8410 signatureflight.com/opf

Sheltair Aviation 954.359.3200 sheltairaviation.com/locations/fll Signature Flight Support 954.359.0000 signatureflight.com/fll

Pompano Beach Airpark Airport Pompano Aviation 954.960.5104 pompanoaviation.com Sheltair Aviation 954.943.6050 sheltairaviation/locations/pmp

Boca Raton Airport

Signature Flight Support 561.955.9556 signatureflight.com/bct

PALM BEACH Palm Beach International Airport Atlantic Aviation 561.683.4121 atlanticaviation.com/location/pbi Jet Aviation 561.233.7200 jetaviation.com/palmbeach Signature Flight Support 561.478.8700 signatureflight.com/pbi

THE KEYS Ocean Reef Airport 305.367.3690 oceanreef.com/airport Marathon General Aviation 305.743.4222 marathonga.com Marathon Jet Center 305.743.1995 marathonjetcenter.com Signature Flight Support 305.296.5422 signatureflight.com/eyw

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ASTON MARTIN RESIDENCES MIAMI, PENTHOUSES

The Signature Collection is a source of artistic inspiration. Here, art and design unite, creating unique architectural masterpieces. Fabio Mesa. The Dreamers. www.fabiomesa.com

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Riverwalk East Developments, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, is the owner of the property on which the Condominium is being constructed and the seller of the units in the Condominium and is for purposes of the Florida Condominium Act the “developer” of the Condominium (“Developer”). Developer has engaged G & G Business Developments, LLC. (“G & G”) to assist with the development and marketing of the Condominium and its units and Developer has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of G & G pursuant to a license and marketing agreement with G&G. Any and all statements, disclosures and/or representations relating to the Condominium shall be deemed made by Developer and not by G & G and you agree to look solely to Developer (and not to G & G and/or any of its affiliates) with respect to any and all matters relating to the development and/or marketing of the Condominium and with respect to the sales of units in the Condominium. All images and designs depicted herein are artist’s conceptual renderings, which are based upon preliminary development plans, and are subject to change without notice in the manner provided in the offering documents. All such materials are not to scale and are shown solely for illustrative purposes. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER, FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.


TRENDING WELLNESS

The Way to Wellness

Organization

Choose a fresh start by creating a new mindset in four key areas of your life and watch the transformation! BY MICHELE MARIN

Eating

Dr. William Li, internationally renowned physician and bestselling author of Eat to Beat Disease tells us, “It is not just about the food. It is about how your body’s health defense systems can be activated by what you feed it so that it can heal you from the inside out.” According to Dr. Li, these simple changes can make a big impact on your overall health: • Eat more whole plant-based foods such as kiwi, mangos and San Marzano tomatoes. • Stop drinking regular and diet sodas, which damage your health’s defenses. • Eliminate trans fats, which are found in fast food and ultra-processed food. drwilliamli.com

Studies show that organization reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol. But that’s not all! Organization leads to increased productivity, better sleep habits, creativity and more “me” time. Start with small actionable steps such as having a place for everything, no more than three tasks a day, and removing an item before buying something new. Try This: Organize Your Home 10 Minutes at a Time Cards A colorful deck of 52 cards outlines simple steps to organize, clean or clear a room. Tasks are broken down and explained step-by-step and can be accomplished in 10 minutes! amazon.com; $19.99

ORGANIZE YOUR SANCTUARY

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Meditation

Brain clutter—overloading the brain with tasks, information, technology and stimuli— can harm productivity and mental health. Practicing just 10 minutes of daily meditation improves productivity, memory, efficiency and decreases stress. Meditation doesn’t have to be elaborate; simply get comfortable, focus on your breathing, and find a simple mantra to repeat such as “I am here.”

Sleeping

Research continually suggests that clutter results in overstimulation of the nervous system, making it hard to relax. One of the most critical areas to reduce visual clutter is the bedroom—keep dirty laundry, papers, and, yes, electronics out of sight to get a better night’s sleep. Try This: The Restorative Bed™ by Bryte Developed with leading sleep scientists, The Restorative Bed™ by Bryte is an AI-powered bed that uses real-time technology and adjusts based on individual needs, fine tuning settings such as temperature and firmness. bryte.com; $7,600 26

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HAPPENINGS UNWIND & ENRICH

A TROPICAL WINTER WONDERLAND Miami’s warm-weather things to do and places to visit.

BY MICHAEL ISENBEK

ENLIGHTEN WITH SCIENCE

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is one of Miami’s STEM centers, inflaming the curiosity of visitors through an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Don’t miss the current exhibits: Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity and X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out, plus the newly arrived Wooly Mammoth skeleton! 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305.434.9600; frostscience.org

The Oculus at the Frost Museum of Science

AN ART COLLECTOR’S MASTERPIECES Experience the bounty of celebrated art collector Martin Z. Margulies at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. Now through April 30, 2022, there’s postwar Italian art, a new Anselm Kiefer work, a sound art installation by Susan Philipsz, Will Ryman’s sculpture of U.S. government leaders, vintage photographs, new works, masterworks and more. 591 NW 27th St., Miami; 305.576.1051; margulieswarehouse.com

DE-STRESS AND GET ZEN

The Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables, a luxurious part of local history, provides unique spa amenities along with a full suite of familiar treatments. The eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and Himalayan salt saunas help you relax and make stress melt away. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305.445.1926; biltmorehotel.com

HIIT IT ON THE SAND

Faena Hotel Miami Beach hosts weekly full-body highintensity interval training (HIIT) classes on Saturdays and Sundays. This vigorous workout, which takes place on a tranquil beach, is for all fitness levels and is designed to improve focus, balance and endurance. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786.655.5570; faena.com

BRICK-AND-MORTAR BOOKS

Books & Books in Coral Gables

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Online booksellers are convenient, but there’s just something about the vibe of a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Books & Books is an all-ages gem with several locations in the Miami area. Your patronage helps this independent bookstore remain a local beacon of knowledge and fun. booksandbooks.com


MARK YOUR CALENDAR DECEMBER

Dec. 16–26 George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Over 100 dancers from the elite Miami City Ballet will present this traditional holiday season show about a girl who becomes friends with a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and battles the evil Mouse King. miamicityballet.org Dec. 17–31 Joe Papp at the Ballroom Joseph Papp is considered the greatest figure in 20th century American theater—super-imaginative yet controversial. Avi Hoffman skillfully channels the legend, covering Papp’s Brooklyn Yiddish upbringing, political struggles and creative process. gablestage.org

JANUARY Bunny Wall at the Manolis Projects

BUNNIES APLENTY

Artist Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall is on permanent exhibit at Lemon City’s Manolis Projects. The collection is just a few of Slonem’s numerous signature rabbit paintings that have garnered worldwide fame and comparisons to Warhol. Every bunny sold is replaced with a new one. 335 NE 59th St., Miami; 917.971.3201; manolisprojects.com

Jan. 7–9 South Beach Jazz Festival For three days, venues around Miami Beach will host master musicians with disabilities playing classic, Latin and New Orleans jazz styles. sobejazzfestival.com Jan. 13–Feb. 12 Alice the Musical Dive down the rabbit hole with a kid-friendly musical retelling of the famed Lewis Carroll story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. actorsplayhouse.org Jan. 16 Shoshana Bean You may have seen Shoshana Bean on Broadway, heard her voice on film and TV, or seen her onstage next to Ariana Grande—now she’s visiting Miami for a solo show that’s sure to swiftly sell out. aventuracenter.org

FEBRUARY

Feb. 11–13 Swan Lake Over 50 dancers from the illustrious Miami City Ballet will perform in this classic, but newly choreographed, fairy tale of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. miamicityballet.org Feb. 14 Moonlight & Music Valentine’s Day Concert Romance will be in the air on Valentine’s Day at the elegant, historic Deering Estate with an evening concert, a continuation of last year’s swinging jazz stylings. deeringestate.org Feb. 15–20 Dear Evan Hansen This Tony Award-winning, critically acclaimed musical is about a modern-day high school student who writes a letter never meant to be seen that leads to a disturbing lie, fulfilling his desperate wish to fit in. arshtcenter.org

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A MULTICULTURAL ARTS HUB

Koubek Center is a historical landmark owned by Miami Dade College that celebrates and fosters connections and experimentation in the multicultural arts community. They are currently highlighting three signature events— Little Havana Social Club, a homage to the traditional Latin American and Caribbean fiesta de barrio; Picnic de Libros, a literature- and performing artsoriented reimagining of family picnics; and En Residencia, a transformation of the center into an art incubator. 2705 SW 3rd St., Miami; 305.237.7750; koubekcenter.org

Feb. 17–21 Art Wynwood This top contemporary and modern art fair will have international collectors perusing an array of curated works from emerging talent; mid-career artists; and blue-chip contemporary, postwar and modern masters. artwynwood.com Feb. 19–21 Coconut Grove Arts Festival This perennial Presidents Day fête features stellar works of over 360 internationally renowned and jury-chosen artists in an assortment of 15 mediums that range from classic to unconventional. cgaf.com

For more South Florida happenings or to submit your event to our calendar, visit LuxuryGuideUSA.com/happenings.


HAPPENINGS PLAY

A REAL-LIFE CANDY DREAM

Want to swing on licorice vines? Surf with candy dolphins? Miami Sweet provides all this and more. The interactive, multisensory and ‘Gramworthy “shoppertainment” experience is a tribute to the city in candy art, set to tropical music and plenty of confetti. And of course, there’s an onsite candy store! Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; miamisweet.com

Miami Sweet at the Aventura Mall

JAI ALAI IS BACK!

Pop Up & Shop Up

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL

A FUN SEALIFE SANCTUARY

A MIAMI FILM HISTORY ROAD TRIP

ICE CREAM TO SCREAM ABOUT

Check out the Lincoln Eatery food hall’s first retail establishment, Pop Up & Shop Up. The permanent boutique fosters community, highlighting local, small, minority-owned businesses who create such products as cosmetics, artisan goods, homemade jewelry, art, sustainable fashion and more. 723 N. Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach; thelincolneatery.com

Miami became a beloved filming location back in the silent movie era, and the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment has made it easy to visit the spots that made it on-camera across more than a century by providing a convenient mapped tour on its website. So jump in your car and have an entertaining history-themed road trip! filmiami.org

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In Miami, the Basque sport jai alai skyrocketed in popularity, then fell by the wayside. But guess what? It’s back! “The world’s fastest game,” a featured sport at both Calder Casino and Magic City Casino, sees skilled players ricochet a ball off the walls of a “fronton” with distinctive wicker cestas, not unlike racquetball. caldercasino.com, magiccitycasino.com

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Miami Seaquarium is a must-visit attraction that combines education, conservation and just plain fun. See and learn about manatees, sea turtles, penguins, rays, sea lions and cetaceans; find out how the facility is helping vulnerable sea life; and actually get in the water with dolphins. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami; 305.361.5705; miamiseaquarium.com

Wynwood’s Dasher & Crank is officially Florida’s best ice cream, awarded the honor by Food & Wine. This craft ice cream shop makes everything in-house and from scratch, using high-quality local ingredients. Try its most popular flavor, Ube Macapuno, a vegan combo of coconut ice cream and Filipino purple yams. 2211 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305.640.8579; dasherandcrank.com


MARK YOUR CALENDAR DECEMBER

Dec. 2–4 Art Basel Miami Beach Don’t miss the biggest international contemporary art fair in North America with more than 250 galleries from 35 countries displaying works by over 4,000 artists. artbasel.com/miami-beach Dec. 28–31 Peter London Global Dance Company: Touch and Rain on Me Miami’s leading multicultural contemporary dance ensemble is conveying pandemic struggles in a modern Afro-Caribbean dancefusion style at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Arts. arshtcenter.org

JANUARY

The Brightline’s The Polar Express experience

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS Miami has some unique and fun ways to celebrate the holidays. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a fun-filled rail journey to meet Santa based on the classic children’s book. Themed rides run from Dec. 11 to 30. miamithepolarexpressride.com At the Shops at Brickell City Centre, big holiday shopping spenders get exclusive access to the South Pole Speakeasy, a pop-up bar serving cocktails. Meanwhile, Santa's Post Office lets wee ones mail letters to Santa or meet the man himself for a photo. brickellcitycentre.com Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Hialeah Park is the world’s largest holiday theme park. Join the fun now through Jan. 2, 2022. santasenchantedforest.com

Jan. 9 Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots For the last local game of the regular season, head to Hard Rock Stadium to watch the Fins take on rival New England. miamidolphins.com Jan. 14–15 The Great Gatsby Party Miami’s Alfred I. DuPont Building will time travel to the Roaring Twenties for a decadent bash inspired by the iconic novel, fit with bubbly, caviar, dancers, aerialists and more. greatgatsbyparty.com Jan. 15–16 OtakuFest This expansive festival/convention is for those who geek out on anime, animation, manga, cosplay, video/tabletop games, comics and pop culture. otakufest.com Jan. 20–23 The Original Miami Beach Antique Show More than 700 antique dealers from across the world will display jewelry, watches, handbags, artwork, furniture, home decor and more from a range of eras. originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com Jan. 29–30 8th Annual Miami/Coral Gables Art & Mega Festival With six events in the middle of Coral Gables, “The Big One” is a gathering of more than 200 fine art and craft exhibitors, a kid fest, kids talent competition, Miami Fashion Fest, The Beat Music Festival, and the Miami Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival. coralgablesartfestival.com

FEBRUARY

Feb. 6 Life Time Miami Marathon and Half 15,000 runners, walkers and athletes will gather to travel on a beautiful course winding past the area’s most well-known spots. themiamimarathon.com Feb. 16–20 Miami International Boat Show This year, the Miami International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show and Superyacht Miami join forces to stage one of the largest events of its type in the world. miamiboatshow.com

RING IN THE NEW YEAR!

There’s more than one way to welcome the New Year! Visit Bayfront Park and see celebratory fireworks fill the sky. Make it a staycation in one of central Miami’s lauded lodgings. You can’t go wrong with any one of these: 1 Hotel, Mondrian, Kimpton EPIC, EDITION—all offer prime rooftop views of the pyrotechnics. If you want to usher in 2022 with a toast at home, drop by Abaco Wines & Wine Bar in the Design District, Wine by the Bay in MiMo, or 305 Wines in Palmetto Bay and pick out a fine vino vintage. For more New Year’s Eve ideas and other happenings around town, subscribe to our newsletter at luxuryguideusa.com/subscribe.

Feb. 20 Gay8 Festival Gay8 (“Gay Ocho”) is an LGBTQ cultural street festival centered on Little Havana’s Calle Ocho. All are welcome from near and far to revel in the fiesta. gay8festival.com Feb. 24–27 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival This major foodie event brings together over 450 super-renowned wine and spirit producers, chefs and culinary personalities who will showcase world-class examples of their craft. sobewff.org

For more South Florida happenings or to submit your event to our calendar, visit LuxuryGuideUSA.com/happenings.


TASTE

MAGNIFICENT

MAGIC CITY

MORSELS Experience Miami’s top dining destinations.

A smoked cocktail at Elcielo

DATE NIGHT DESTINATIONS

The perfect places for a just-the-two-of-us experience.

BY MICHAEL ISENBEK

Head to Coconut Grove’s secluded Peacock Garden for romantic alfresco dining amongst the greenery. Nosh on steak and seafood while imbibing garden-inspired cocktails. 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove; 305.774.3332; peacockgardenrestobar.com Immerse yourself and your date into the happening environment of Wynwood’s own Beaker & Gray, an indoor/outdoor eatery and bar. Share a plate of creative globally inspired eats and enjoy crafted cocktails—all made with fresh, responsibly acquired ingredients. 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305.699.2637; beakerandgray.com Elcielo provides great date night culinary fireworks. Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos blends his Colombian culinary roots with avantgarde, neuroscience-influenced dishes. Go for “The Experience” tasting menu, followed by some Chocotherapy. 31 SE Fifth St., Miami; 305.755.8840; elcielomiami.com

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Pina Colada (Photo by Michael Pisarri)

NEW TO THE SCENE

Gems that have just opened their doors.

Sexy Fish Miami is set to open in Brickell sometime before the end of 2021—and they’re already a success in London. Expect Asian-inspired seafood, lavish decoration and the U.S.’s largest Dom Perignon selection. 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami; sexyfishmiami.com Newly-opened La Cañita is making a splash at Bayside Marketplace with Caribbean and pan-Latin eats that have a James Beard Award pedigree, a celebration of rum culture and dance-inducing live music. 401 Biscayne Blvd., 2nd floor, Miami; 305.392.0811; lacanitamiami.com Celebrity chef and prominent Miami culinary figure Michael Schwartz has opened another Harry’s Pizzeria in the area, providing an additional spot for foodies to experience his sublime, carefully conceived pizza creations. 1680 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach; 786.991.9511; harryspizzeria.com

Celebrating local restaurant milestones. The prestigious MINA Group is celebrating the first anniversary of Estiatorio Ornos, a restaurant offering Greek cuisine at Aventura Mall. They introduced South Florida’s first fish sommelier, tasked with sourcing the freshest possible fish from the Aegean Sea and local waters. Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 946, Aventura; 786.697.1681; michaelmina.net After 365 days, MILA is still partying hearty, continuing to offer MediterrAsian fare and mixology expertise in a rooftop setting that plays host to a burgeoning nightlife scene. 1636 Meridian Ave., Rooftop, Miami Beach; 786.706.0744; milarestaurant.com It’s stone crab season once again! On this occasion, we honor Joe’s Stone Crab, nearing 110 years of existence. It all started in 1913 as a small lunch spot then grew into an icon and must-visit seafood restaurant. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305.673.0365; joesstonecrab.com Also, take a cue from chefs and VIPs in the know and get stone crabs fresh and never frozen from Fresh Stone Crab, delivered right to your door. 305.989.1969; freshstonecrabs.com

ATMOSPHERIC SPOTS

These striking eatery interiors add pizzazz to a night out. Kosushi Miami is dominated by a honeycomb-like wood structure that sprawls across the walls and ceilings, with the sushi bar as a focal point. Enjoy its Japanese-Brazilian fusion during Wednesday’s Kaiseki-style Casa Do Omakase, a traditional multicourse Japanese dinner. 801 S. Pointe Drive, Miami Beach; 786.647.7272; kosushimiami.com

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You would never guess it from the street, but Soya & Pomodoro has a unique atmosphere that screams “classic Italian.” And the skilled chef duo behind

it all are bona fide Italians themselves, crafting Old World-inspired dishes. 120 NE First St., Miami; 305.381.9511; soyaepomodoro.com Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center’s atmosphere exudes Cuban culture. The best way to embrace this Little Havana fixture is to select one of numerous rums—or a mojito—offered at the café bar, fire up a cigar, then take in the Cuban art or an authentic performance. 1465 SW Eighth St., Ste.106, Miami; 305.285.5880; cubaocho.com


CRAFT BEER BASTIONS

Miami’s small-scale brewery scene is thriving. EST. 33 brings a bit of Bangkok brewery know-how to Brickell City Centre, courtesy of the creator of Singha beer and Thailand’s top brewer. Select from an array of house-made ales and lagers, complemented by AsianAmerican BBQ offerings. 701 S. Miami Ave., Ste. 412A, Miami; 305.425.9266; est33.us

Estiatorio Ornos

Don’t expect run-of-the-mill beers to come out of Wynwood-based J. Wakefield Brewing’s on-site brewery. When ordering in the taproom, check out their lauded sours; El Jefe, which is a coconut-infused Hefeweizen; or the Hops 4 Teacher IPA. 120 NW 24th St., Miami; 786.254.7779; jwakefieldbrewing.com Cervecería La Tropical traces its ancestry back to the first brewery established in Cuba back in 1888. The product of this modern Wynwood craft brewery has a Latin and Caribbean influence. Check out the flagship La Original or Nativo Key beers, poured directly from the tank! 42 NE 25th St., Miami; 305.741.6991; cervecerialatropical.com

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Tomahawk steak at MILA

BEACONS FOR BRUNCH Makes for a weekend well-spent. The brunch menu at Yardbird contains plates that emphasize the restaurant’s Southern cooking influence. Be sure to check out its famed fried chicken, smoked brisket sandwich, steak and eggs grits bowl, and other southland staples. 1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305.538.5220; runchickenrun.com It’s brunch, Italy-style, at Osteria Morini. There’s Old Country spirits in the mimosas, plus antipasti, pastas and contorni galore. Don’t pass on the battilardo, a chef-selected assortment of Italian cured, sliced meats and cheeses. 1750 Alton Road, Miami Beach; 305.918.1037; osteriamorini.com Ariete’s brunches aren’t run-of-the-mill, combining chef Michael Beltran’s roots in Miami, his Cuban-American lineage, and culinary training in France. Among his innovations is the Frita Benedict, jazzed up with chorizo and papitas. 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove; 786.615.3747; arietecoconutgrove.com

Chicken and waffles at Yardbird

DINING WITH A VIEW

Enjoy eats from a stellar vantage point. The beauty of Biscayne Bay is front and center at the upscale-yet-casual Verde, located in the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Take in the vista on the terrace with a glass of wine from the carefully curated list— accompanied by a local cuisine-inspired meal or a pastry. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786.345.5697; pamm.org/dining Head skyward at THēsis Hotel Miami for Mamey on 3rd, the main restaurant’s rooftop extension. See the landscape from the terrace while munching on light bites, sipping cocktails and listening to live music. 1350 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables; 305.266.2639; mameymiami.com Dive into authentic Peruvian gastronomy courtesy of La Mar by Gastón Acurio at Mandarin Oriental. Grab a specialty cocktail and enjoy the view of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami; 305.913.8358; mandarinoriental.com

Waterfront views at night at La Mar by Gastón Acurio at Mandarin Oriental

For more South Florida taste and recipes, visit LuxuryGuideUSA.com/taste.


TASTE

‘Tis the Season To Be Merry This holiday season try your hand at creating these celebrated dishes and cocktails at home. Bon appétit!

SAVORY Lovers

FARMER’S TABLE’S OVEN-ROASTED TURKEY WITH GRAVY AND APPLE CORNBREAD STUFFING

Key ingredients: Turkey, rosemary For those who enjoy turkey during the December holidays just as much as Thanksgiving, this recipe will ensure your bird is juicy and tender—it’s also plated with a side of apple cornbread stuffing. Pro tip: the chef suggests investing in a good thermometer to cook your turkey perfectly.

CHEF DIRK DE CUYPER’S HOUSE-CURED SALMON GRAVLAX

Key ingredients: Atlantic salmon, fresh dill This versatile dish was created by Eten Catering’s co-founder and chef Dirk De Cuyper and it is an easy option to present to your guests in a variety of ways, from toasts to blinis to cucumbers. It can also be a welcomed addition to a holiday brunch with bagels.

SILVER LINING CATERING’S SEARED SCALLOPS

Key ingredients: Seared scallops, miso corn puree, applewoodsmoked bacon, wild mushrooms, vanilla-lemon brown butter This seared scallop dish can be presented as a passed hors d’oeuvre or plated option for your guests to enjoy this holiday season. The vanilla-lemon brown butter and applewood-smoked bacon flavors effortlessly come together to create a memorable dish.

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SWEET Lovers

AMAR BAKERY’S PISTACHIO CRÈME BRÛLÉE

Key ingredients: Almond liqueur, pistachios, Tahitian vanilla bean Impress your guests this holiday season with this dessert recipe from Amar Bakery in Boynton Beach. It’s relatively simple to make, but it will leave a deliciously lasting impression on your guests.

PROSECCO CAFE’S LEMON CURD MERINGUE TART

Key ingredients: Sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind, eggs Light with a mousse-like texture, this dessert delivers smooth and refreshing flavors that are enhanced by a lemon zest and vanilla cookie base.

GRATEFUL PALATE’S EGGNOG TRES LECHES CAKE

Key ingredients: Condensed milk, dark rum, bourbon, vanilla extract Finish off your decadent holiday meal with this festive cake that looks almost too beautiful to eat (almost).

To get the full recipes visit LuxuryGuideUsa.com/taste


THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

Jon Wine is a Level 3 Sommelier who oversees the wine program at Johan’s Jöe Swedish Coffee House & Café in West Palm Beach. He’s also the founder of The Tasting Room, a tasting lounge also located in West Palm. For Serving at Hanukkah: 2016 Arietta H Block Hudson Vineyards Type of wine: Red Varietal: 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot Origin: Napa Valley, Calif. Price: $90 What I like about the wine: This is a monster in a silk suit—full-bodied with great structure and gritty. This single vineyard shows beautiful notes of blue and black fruit, cocoa powder, clove, vanilla and tobacco.

For a Christmas Gift: 2016 Lewis Cellars Ethan’s Syrah Type of wine: Red Varietal: 100% Syrah

COCKTAIL Lovers

DEATH OR GLORY MIRACLE BAR’S SNOWBALL OLD-FASHIONED

Key ingredients: Rye, Angostura bitters, orange essence It may not snow in South Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays with snowballs. During the highly anticipated Christmas pop-up bar, Death or Glory’s take on an Old-Fashioned will surely get you into the festive spirit.

ELISABETTA’S SEASONAL BELLINI

Key ingredients: Prosecco, agave nectar, strawberries This joyful cocktail evolves every week at Elisabetta’s with different flavors for the holidays such as pumpkin, raspberries and apple. Get creative and put your own twist on this drink!

Origin: Napa Valley, Calif. Price: $49 What I like about the wine: This is a beautiful syrah by the famous Lewis Cellars. It has an inky purple color with a robust and luscious palate: blueberry jam, mocha, dark chocolate, dry meats and spice.

To Toast the New Year: 2007 Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Type: White Varietal: 84% Chardonnay, 14% Pinot Nero and 2% Pinot Bianco Origin: Lombardy, Italy Price: $36

CITY CELLAR’S EGGNOG MARTINI

Key ingredients: Dark rum, egg yolks, heavy whipping cream The traditional eggnog has been upgraded to a martini at City Cellar, perfect for sipping by a roaring fireplace (or out by the pool or patio!).

What I like about the wine: Refined, elegant and full-bodied with nothing to envy a good Champagne. This Italian sparkler overdelivers, with nice minerality, refreshing acidity, and notes of fresh baked brioche, ripe apple and lemon cake.

For more South Florida taste and recipes, visit LuxuryGuideUSA.com/taste.


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

The Kitchen Brings Love and Culinary Magic to the Holidays MiaCucina understands that the kitchen is truly the heart of the home, especially during the holidays, when it is filled with beloved family and friends. So in the spirit of the season, the luxury kitchen designer is sharing some of its favorite kitchens for holiday entertaining, plus accompanying recipes—which can inspire family culinary collaboration. The recipes are also great to try out in your brand-new kitchen, no matter what time of year it is!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MIACUCINA MiaCucina thanks our clients and partners for another spectacular year! We deeply value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us. It is in this spirit that we send our heartfelt wishes for peace, joy and prosperity this holiday season. We look forward to working with you and continuing to create extraordinary spaces in the years to come! Locations in Aventura, Design District and Coral Gables; 305.792.9494; miacucina.com; @miacucina

Ariel Wainer, Javier Wainer, Mark Murphy and Reynaldo Rouco

MEET SUB-ZERO EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX DIAZ Alex Diaz serves as the executive chef for Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove’s newest U.S. showroom in the heart of the Miami Design District. Chef Diaz’s rigorous yet experimental approach to cooking is grounded in a desire to investigate every aspect of a particular dish, from its cultural origins to the ingredients that distinguish it. Knowing the origins enables the chef to preserve the authenticity of a dish while adding his own unique twist. Diaz developed a love of cooking during his 36

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childhood in Puerto Rico and went on to study culinary arts at the San Juan Hotel School. The chef has over a decade of diverse experience, acquiring a profound understanding of cuisines from around the world. He has held every position in the kitchen and been mentored by or worked alongside such culinary icons as chefs from El Bulli in Spain, Paul Bocuse and Francis Metias. Prior to Sub-Zero, Diaz played a role in opening and running various restaurants in Miami and Orlando.


Change It Up This Holiday! With these recipes brought to you by Alex Diaz, the executive chef for Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove.

SLOW-ROASTED PEARS AND STRACCIATELLA CHEESE

CAPRESE GARDEN SALAD & GRILLED LANGOUSTINE

Cheese and pears are a classic combination— ancient, in fact, and so loved throughout Italy that there’s a saying based on this perfect marriage: Al contadino non far sapere, quant’è buono il cacio con le pere! “Don't tell the farmer how good pears are with cheese,” implying that he'll save them all for himself!

Prized for their delicate sweetness and meaty flesh, langoustine pair beautifully with the quintessentially Italian caprese salad. This elegant dish will absolutely delight your guests!

Yield: 6 portions Ingredients: • 3 pears (preferably Bosc) • 2 oz. muscovado sugar or brown sugar • 2 oz. honey • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 1 Meyer lemon (or yellow lemon) • Fresh granola • ¼ cup stracciatella cheese Procedure: 1. Cut the pears in halves and take the cores out with a spoon, then place on your Wolf Convection Steam Oven tray and dust with brown sugar. Set aside. 2. Add the stracciatella to a mixing bowl and add the vanilla, Meyer lemon zest and 1 tbsp. of the honey and mix by hand lightly to incorporate all the flavors. Set aside. 3. Add the granola to a flat dish and set aside. 4. Put the pears in your Wolf Convection Steam Oven on the Compote option under gourmet mode. Cook for 15 minutes. 5. Place the stracciatella on a dish and make a nest in the center of the cheese so that it can hold the pears. Once they’re ready, brush the extra honey on the top of the pears and pass them through the granola to create a crispy crust. Place on the stracciatella and add an extra glace of the honey.

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: • 1 lb. heirloom tomatoes • 2 oz. fresh basil, plus extra for garnish • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, unsliced • Olive oil • 1 orange • Salt and pepper to taste • 4 langoustines U7 (can also use shrimp) Procedure: 1. Preheat your Wolf range grill for approximately 20 minutes. 2. Cut the tomatoes in thick slices (or any desired cut—be creative!) and place in a tray with a rack. Season with salt and pepper and let sit. 3. Hand pick pieces of mozzarella and place in a mixing bowl, drizzle a bit of olive oil, squeeze half of the orange, chop the basil leaves, and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 4. Clean your langoustines and season with salt, pepper, olive oil and 3 tbsp. of the orange juice. 5. Once the preheating is done, grill your langoustines for two minutes on each side and set them aside. 6. On your dish, place tomatoes and put the pieces of mozzarella around them, drizzle with the marinade of the mozzarella. Add some of the remaining basil leaves and place the langoustine on top of the tomatoes.

MOSCOW MULE COCKTAIL Traditionally served in a copper mug, this zingy 1940s-era cocktail has recently made a resurgence. This version uses crushed ice rather than ice cubes for a smoother drink. The key to a good Moscow mule is real ginger beer, which is spicier than ginger ale. Yield: 2 cocktails Ingredients: • 2 cups ice cubes • Finely grated zest of 2 limes plus ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 or 3 limes) • ½ cup vodka • 1 to 1½ cups ginger beer • 1 lime, cut into wedges Procedure: 1. Place the ice and lime zest in the blender and select the Ice Crush setting to create crushed ice. 2. Once the cycle finishes, fill each glass two-thirds full with the shaved lime ice. 3. Top each glass with ¼ cup of the vodka, 2 tbsp. of the lime juice, and ½ to ¾ cup of the ginger beer. 4. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve. Pro Tip: Pulsing the lime zest with the ice cubes enhances the bright citrus flavor of the drink.



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Flashing Lights - David Uessem

BASEL & BEYOND Winter in the Magic City is a time when art and culture are celebrated with festive zeal. Aside from Art Basel Miami being in full regalia (this year it takes place Nov. 30 to Dec. 5), it’s a time when the who’s who of design, fashion and art arrive on our shores, placing the eyes of the world on this stellar portion of the peninsula. Once again, South Florida plays host to art pop-ups, installations, exhibits, satellite fairs and so much more. BY FRANCESCA CRUZ

For a full list of exhibits and more information about events and happenings, make sure to visit the websites listed.

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FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE ART SHOWS The art fairs—and some artists—you need to see while making the rounds during Art Basel.

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ART BASEL

Art Basel Miami Beach returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center, this year bringing galleries together from 36 countries, with 43 first-time participants, for a total of 254 exhibitors. Dec. 2-4. 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach; @artbasel; artbasel.com Artist to See: TROY MAKAZA Art Piece: Opaque Mirror for an Aspiring Emperor Year: 2021 Material: Silicone infused with pigment Dimensions (in): 52 x 47 1/4 @firstfloorgalleryharare; firstfloorgalleryharare.com

The Street - Fernando Botero

Celebrating its 31st year, Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during Art Week. Nov. 30–Dec. 5. One Miami Herald Plaza, Miami;

@artmiamifairs; artmiami.com

Artist to See: Fernando Botero Art Piece: The Street Polyptych | 4 panels Year: 1998 Material: Oil on canvas

Dimensions (in): 77.25 x 46 each Gallery: Art of the World Gallery, Houston @artoftheworldgallery; artoftheworldgallery.com

CONTEXT Art Miami, presented by Art Miami, returns for its ninth edition and will feature international galleries showcasing cuttingedge artists, mid-career and emerging artists. Nov. 30–Dec. 5. One

Miami Herald Plaza, Miami; @contextartmiami; contextartmiami.com

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Aqua Art Miami returns for its 16th edition at the Aqua Hotel, presenting new and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists. Dec. 1–5. 1530 Collins Ave., Miami

Beach; @aquaartmiami; aquaartmiami.com

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Artist to See: Marek Buchwald Art Piece: Samadhi 1 Year: 2015 Material: Oil, gold leaf, ink metallics on canvas

Artist to See: David Eussem Art Piece: Flashing Lights Year: 2021 Material: Oil on canvas

Dimension(in): 55 x 73 Gallery: Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro @amblesidegallery; amblesidearts.com

Dimensions (in): 70 7/8 x 59 1/8 Gallery: Art Angels, Los Angeles @art_angels; artangels.net


Red Dot Miami is a curated gallery-only contemporary art fair. In addition to showcasing 75 of the top galleries from around the world, the fair also features site-specific installations, ongoing collaborations with partners, and specially commissioned events that take place during the fair. Dec. 1–5. 2217 NW Fifth Ave., Miami;

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RED DOT

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Artist to See: Jackie Fuchs Art Piece: Jax & Spike Year: 2021 Material: Mixed media collage Dimensions (in): 20 x 20 x 1.5 @artistjackiefuchs; studiojackie.com Redwood Art Group

SPECTRUM MIAMI

Spectrum Miami is a curated art fair presenting over 150 independent career artists, studios and younger galleries that are pushing boundaries in the world of art. Taking place amidst Miami Art Week, Spectrum Miami offers the unique opportunity to talk to the artists, learn their stories and purchase art. Dec 1–5. 2217 NW Fifth Ave., Miami; @redwoodartgroup;

redwoodartgroup.com/spectrum-miami/

Artist to See: Michael Alfano Art Piece: Liquid Sunshine Year: 2021 Material: Multimedia sculpture Dimensions (in): 80 x 30 x 30 @michael_alfano_sculpture; michaelalfano.com

Flowerida - Idris Habib

SCOPE ART SHOW

The 20th edition of SCOPE Miami Beach returns to the sands of Ocean Drive for a historic anniversary show. The fair will be showcasing a selection of contemporary art from 140 international exhibitors, alongside museumquality installations, panel discussions and nightlife events. Nov. 30–Dec. 5. Ocean Drive and Eighth Street,

Miami Beach; @scopeartshow; scope-art.com

Artist to See: Idris Habib Art Piece: Flowerida Year: 2020 Material: Mixed media painting Dimension (in): 101 x 139 Gallery: The Camp Gallery, North Miami @thecampgallery; thecampgallery.com

DESIGN MIAMI

Karuizawa chair - George Nakashima (Courtesy of Design Miami)

The 17th edition of Design Miami will take place in Miami Beach’s Pride Park. This year's programming will explore the theme of humankind, spotlighting design-led visions for a more equitable and interconnected future. Dec. 1–5.

Miami Beach Convention Center opposite Miami Beach Pride Park, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach; @designmiami; designmiami.com

Dimensions (in): 18 x 18 x 26 high Artist to See: George Nakashima Gallery: Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia Art Piece: Karuizawa chair @modernegallery; modernegallery.com Year: 1935 Material: Peeled cryptomeria and jute LUXURY GUIDE

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SOUTH FLORIDA GUIDE TO THE ARTS The region’s can’t-miss established art museums and galleries

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SUPERBLUE MIAMI

Across the street from the Rubell, Superblue Miami is an art space consisting of immersive installations. It’s Miami’s newest large-scale museum with plenty of photo opportunities.

1101 NW 23rd St., Miami; @superblue.art; superblue.com.

Check out: Artist and stage designer Es Devlin’s multilevel Forest of Us exhibit

WYNWOOD WALLS Conceived by the late developer Tony Goldman, Wynwood Walls is considered an outdoor museum and the art epicenter of Wynwood. “The Walls” have brought the world’s greatest street artists to Miami. 266 NW 26th St., Miami; @wynwoodwallsofficial; thewynwoodwalls.com Check out: With a rotating collection of murals, you’ll never know what you’re going to see with each visit. Wynwood Walls and Goldman Global Arts

ICA MIAMI The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami provides an international platform for the work of local, emerging and underrecognized artists. 1100 NW 23rd St., Miami; @icamiami; icamiami.org Check out: On view during Art Basel Miami Beach is Marks Fadojutimi’s solo museum debut, Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy.

THE BASS Founded in 1964 by the city of Miami Beach and housed in a 1930s art deco building, The Bass is a nonprofit, contemporary art museum in the heart of Miami Beach. 2100 Collins Ave.,

Miami Beach; @thebassmoa; thebass.org

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PAMM Designed by renowned architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the Pérez Art Museum Miami houses a vast collection of international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; @pamm; pamm.org Check out: Heaven’s Gate by video artist Marco Brambilla, running until Feb. 1, 2022.

RUBELL MUSEUM Tucked away in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami, the Rubell Museum is the largest contemporary art museum in the Southeast.

1100 NW 23rd St., Miami; @rubellmuseum;

rubellmuseum.org Check out: Artist Kennedy Yanko created three abstract sculptures during her residency at Rubell Museum—I am flower, I am water, and I am that.

SMALL BUT CHIC GALLERIES

When you’re ready to look beyond the colossal institutions and check out boutique galleries, here are our picks. THE BONNIER GALLERY Located in Miami’s new art scene, Allapattah, The Bonnier Gallery showcases such minimalist masters as Christo, Sol LeWitt, Richard Höglund, Kathleen Jacobs and Carl Andre. 3408 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; @thebonniergallery; thebonniergallery.com NINA JOHNSON Nina Johnson is at the forefront of Miami’s contemporary art community. Located within a four-building compound in Little Haiti, the gallery has produced ambitious projects and exhibitions by emerging and established artists. 6315 NW Second Ave., Miami; @ninajohnsongallery; ninajohnson.com. WYN 317 ART GALLERY WYN 317 is a gallery space that focuses on the unique urban landscape of Miami by supporting works from up-and-coming, midcareer and established artists, bringing them together with local legends. 44320 NW Second Ave., Miami; @wyn317; wyn317.com YOA ART Situated in the city of Doral, this gallery showcases the artwork of artist and founder Urayoán “YOA” Ruiz Paneque. The collection includes traditional oil on canvas techniques with sculptural and mixed-media elements. 3400 NW 78th Ave., Doral' @yoaart1; yoaart.com MANOLIS PROJECTS GALLERY Founded by noted colorist and abstract expressionist J. Steven Manolis, Manolis Projects is Florida's largest working studio and fine art gallery. It also provides private curation services for collectors, architects and designers. 335 NE 59th St., Miami; @manolisprojectsgallery; manolisprojects.com


MIAMI ART WEEK Courtesy Norton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART

Established in 1950, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of South Florida’s first-rate cultural attractions. The museum presents changing exhibitions of national and international importance, as well as offers art classes, educational programs and lectures. 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; @bocamuseum; bocamuseum.org Check out: Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru exhibit

NSU MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE

Courtesy Boca Raton Museum of Art

The NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale opened its doors in 1958 and is currently housed in a building designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee. The museum’s permanent collection contains more than 7,500 works of contemporary art. 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; @nsuartmuseum; nsuartmuseum.org Check out: Iké Udé: Select Portraits exhibit

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

Located in West Palm Beach, the Norton Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its permanent collection of American, European, Chinese and contemporary art, as well as photography. 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West

Palm Beach; @nortonmuseumofart; norton.org

Check out: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

WIENER MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS

Situated in the city of Dania Beach, this unique and acclaimed South Florida museum celebrates the fired arts of ceramic and glass. 481 S.

Federal Highway, Second Floor, Dania Beach; @wmodamuseum; wmoda.com

Check out: Beyond the Bubble, an extravaganza of glass blowing, sound design, fashion and performance art.

ART & DINE While scoping out the art in Broward and the Palm Beaches, reserve a table at one of these eateries. AGAVE BANDIDO Get ready for savory Mexican food and Instagramworthy cocktails at this Mexican kitchen and tequila bar serving up contemporary cuisine and vibrant cocktails. 14531 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines; agavebandido.com Don’t forget to order: Chill N’ Go Pina Colada Margarita HENRY’S PALM BEACH Here’s a restaurant that will hit the spot when you want great American comfort food in a sophisticated setting. Named after The Breakers Palm Beach founder

Henry Morrison Flagler, Henry’s Palm Beach is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The Breakers, 229 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; thebreakers.com Don’t forget to order: Chicken pot pie KALUZ RESTAURANT Kaluz is the perfect option for a date night out in Fort Lauderdale. If you are looking for a restaurant that offers great service, fresh seafood and waterfront views, move this restaurant to the top of your list. 3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; kaluzrestaurant.com Don’t forget to order: Scallops pomegranate LUXURY GUIDE

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EMERGING ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Calling all art connoisseurs! Meet these eight artists from around the globe that have the art world in a spin.

Courtesy Manolis Projects Gallery

ARGENTINA | FERNANDA LAVERA Art Piece: Monkey Mind, 2021 About the Artist: Born in Buenos Aires, Fernanda Lavera is known for her bold and colorful symbolic graffiti and large-scale street art-style paintings. @fernandalavera; laverart.com

Exhibiting Gallery: Manolis Projects Gallery in Miami; manolisprojects.com

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | SAMUEL GOMEZ

Art Piece: Decrypted Savants About the Artist: Born in the Dominican Republic, Samuel Gomez's aesthetic is marked by extensive usage of universal symbolism and contemporary scientific themes.

@samuelgomezart; samuelgomez.com

Exhibiting Gallery: Manolis Projects Gallery in Miami;

manolisprojects.com

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Courtesy Zenith Art & Fashion

ITALY | AMANDA TOY

Art Piece: Pink Guernica About the Artist: Amanda Toy is an Italian-born sculptor, tattooist and illustrator renowned for her colorful and playful art. She claims to find her inspiration in magic, angelic spirits and unicorns. @amandatoyart; amandatoy.com Exhibiting Gallery: Zenith Art & Fashion in Miami; zenithartandfashion.com

Art Piece: Beals About the Artist: Living in Miami but originally from Cuba, MANO uses a distinctive style that combines mixed media to explore the search for identity that forms part of the immigrant experience. @manofineart; manofineart.com Exhibiting Gallery: The American Museum of the Cuba Diaspora in Miami;

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Art Piece: Noray About the Artist: Jesús González De la Vega is a Spanish expressionist sculptor that is recognized for being meticulous about detail. His work is visceral, raw, dynamic and magical.

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SPAIN | JESÚS GONZÁLEZ DE LA VEGA

@jesusg.delavega; jesusgonzalezdelavega.com

Exhibiting gallery: Zenith Art & Fashion in Miami; zenithartandfashion.com

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Courtesy New River Fine Art

UK | ANDREW COTTON

Art Piece: Picasso About the Artist: Originally from London, Andrew Cotton is celebrated for his contemporary portraits, urban landscapes and abstract explorations. @andrewcottonartist;

andrewcottonart.com

Courtesy Nimyu

JAPAN | NIMYU Art Piece: Miss Lin About the Artist: Nimyu's work questions the credibility of the information that surrounds us, raises awareness of systemic power structures, and encourages selfliberation in a saturated digital landscape. @nimyu.art; nimyu.art Exhibiting Gallery: Clear Gallery Tokyo in Tokyo; cleargallerytokyo.com

VENEZUELA | YUCEF MERHI

Art Piece: Compassion About the Artist: Venezuelan-born Yucef Merhi is a pioneering digital artist, as well as a coder, researcher and curator. He’s the first artist to craft art from video game consoles. @yucefmerhi; cibernetic.com Exhibiting Gallery: The Bonnier Gallery in Miami; thebonniergallery.com

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Exhibiting Gallery: New River Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale;

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PUBLIC ART AROUND THE U.S.

Eight art installations in the United States worth venturing to see.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Art Piece: LightRails Installed in a 1931 art deco railroad underpass, LightRails is an architectural light sculpture by artist Bill FitzGibbons.

@inbirmingham; birminghamal.org Courtesy Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Photo by Jacek Gancarz, courtesy of the artist Hubert Phipps

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Art Piece: Rocket Located on the Boca Raton Innovation Campus and created by artist Hubert Phipps, the Rocket is valued at $1.5 million, stands 30 feet tall, weighs 9.8 tons, and took more than 2,200 square feet of stainless steel to construct.

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DENVER, COLORADO

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Art Piece: I See What You Mean Denver artist Lawrence Argent’s blue bear is a Mile High City must-see, as it curiously peeks into the convention center. @visitdenver; denver.org

Art Piece: Popsicles No, this is not a desert mirage! Giant popsicles have popped up in Palm Springs by artist John Cerney, known for his large roadside installations. The popsicles are keeping Palm Springs cool—and yes, pun intended. See Popsicles while you can, as they’ll be gone by the New Year. @visitpalmsprings;

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VALENTINE, TEXAS

Art Piece: Prada Marfa Located on a lonely stretch of highway, Prada Marfa is modeled after a Prada boutique and is home to the fashion house’s 2005 collection of shoes and bags. The piece is by artists Elmgreen & Dragset. @visitmarfatx; visitmarfa.com

Courtesy Visit Marfa Courtesy Chuck Lysen

TACOMA, WASHINGTON

Art Piece: Fluent Steps Located at Tacoma’s glass museum, Fluent Steps is a glass sculpture created by artist Martin Blank. @traveltacoma; traveltacoma.com

Courtesy Choose Chicago

Courtesy Jill Richards

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Art Piece: Her Secret is Patience Suspended above the new two-city-block Civic Space Park, the 145-foot-tall aerial sculpture was created by artist Janet Echelman. The sculpture consists of painted galvanized steel, twine netting and colored lights. @visitphoenix;

visitphoenix.com

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Art Piece: Cloud Gate Created by artist Sir Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, also referred to as “The Bean,” is one of Chicago’s most popular sights. @choosechicago;

choosechicago.com

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WORLD ART-INSPIRED HOTELS With a curated on-property art collection, these hotels can double as art galleries—putting a whole new spin on a “night at the museum.”

Photo by Alice Gao

Photo by Tracy Turco Courtesy 21 c Museum Hotel Louisville

Courtesy the Conrad New York Downtown Hotel

LOUISVILLE, KY

The 21c Museum Hotel Louisville delivers a new kind of travel experience with a multi-venue contemporary art museum, thoughtfully designed guest rooms, and a firstclass bar and restaurant. The lobby and event space consist of rotating exhibitions and permanent installations.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL

The Goodtime Hotel is a new boutique hotel created by entrepreneur David Grutman and musician Pharrell Williams. The hotel delivers a re-imagined art deco atmosphere, including Tappan artists and works by Marleigh Culver, Ethan Caflisch, Annelie Vandendael and more. The hotel’s style is right out of a Wes Anderson film. thegoodtimehotel.com

NEW YORK CITY, NY

The Big Apple is home to the Conrad New York Downtown hotel. Situated alongside the Hudson River, it houses more than 2,000 works of modern and contemporary art displayed throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guest suites.

conradnewyork.com

PALM SPRINGS, CA

Every portion of the Art Hotel is an Instagrammable moment—from the flower power mural by artist Damon Johnson to the original 1961 re-designed pool. Owned and curated by Tracy Turco and husband Jerry, this chic hotel is a desert art oasis in the heart of Palm Springs.

arthotelps.com

SANTE FE, NM

The La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel is a Santa Fe jewel, staying true to its New Mexican heritage with work from local and native artists. Every detail is carefully considered, from handmade glass tiles to the decorated wooden headboards, trunks and cabinets in the rooms.

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Courtesy Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Courtesy Herdade da Matinha

TOKYO, JAPAN

Located on the the 25th floor of the Shiodome Media Tower, the Park Hotel Tokyo has devoted 32 guest rooms to art. "Artist in Hotel" is the hotel’s version of "Artist in Residence." Rooms are curated by different Japanese artists who use the walls and ceilings as their canvas.

parkhoteltokyo.com

Courtesy Palace Hotel Tokyo

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Nestled on the coastline of the Mexican Caribbean, the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya is a 214-room resort that has world-renowned muralist Senoke as its artist in residence. Taking inspiration from Mexican folklore, his murals are displayed throughout the hotel’s exterior, depicting native animals that are sacred to the local Mayans.

mayakoba.com

VENICE, ITALY

The Hotel Heureka is a place where enchanting historical architecture meets modern design and contemporary art. Abstract Viennese artist Julian Khol was commissioned to create paintings exclusively for this renovated palazzo turned 10-room boutique hotel. hotel-heureka.com

CERCAL, PORTUGAL

Set amidst a background of nature within the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the Herdade da Matinha hotel is a 35room boutique country house hotel. Each room is one-of-a-kind, elegantly decorated with unique art pieces, paintings, books and pictures.

herdadedamatinha.com

TOKYO, JAPAN

One of Tokyo's iconic hotels, the Palace Hotel Tokyo, features over 1,000 pieces of commissioned artworks displayed in guest rooms and public spaces. The art runs the gamut of pencil sketches to ink wash paintings to abstract art. The hotel is a celebration of contemporary Japanese art and design.

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THE BASTIONS OF ART: IMPORTANT MUSEUMS IN THE U.S

As much for the novice as for the art connoisseur, here’s our list of the most important art museums in the U.S. that are a must-visit.

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Founded in 1870 and located in New York’s Upper East Side, “The Met,” as it’s referred to, is the largest art museum in the United States. It houses over 2 million pieces—from Greek and Roman statues to Egyptian artifacts to contemporary masterpieces.

1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY; @metmuseum; metmuseum.org

Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

“The Whitney” as it’s known, focuses solely on American artists, and boasts works by the greatest American masters from the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to the permanent and temporary exhibits, the museum focuses, in particular, on showcasing current works from living artists. 99 Gansevoort St., New York,

NY; @whitneymuseum; whitney.org

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Housed in the iconic nautilus-shaped building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum was founded in 1939. Its impressive collection includes works by Matisse, Picasso, Manet and Van Gogh.

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PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

Founded in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a mustvisit when in the city of Brotherly Love. Aside from appreciating masterpieces from Marcel Duchamp to Mary Cassatt, you can’t skip running up the steps Rocky-style. Yes, the steps were made famous in the Rocky anthology. 22600 Benjamin Franklin

Parkway, Philadelphia, PA; @philamuseum; philamuseum.org

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Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art

Courtesy the Getty Center

J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM AT THE GETTY CENTER

The Getty houses a collection of European paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts, along with rotating exhibits. Just the panoramic views of Los Angeles makes it worth the visit. 1200

Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA; @gettymuseum; getty.edu

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Founded in 1913 and considered Cleveland’s crown jewel, $500 million of private and public funding was poured into the renovation efforts over the past decade. The museum’s collection includes Chinese, Islamic, European and American works of art. A very cool side note: admission is free. 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland,

OH; @clevelandmuseumofart; clevelandart.org

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GALLERIES AROUND THE WORLD After my own art: A roundup of must-experience chic galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

BOCA RATON | ROSENBAUM CONTEMPORARY

Rosenbaum Contemporary is a premier fine art gallery in South Florida featuring museum-quality artwork by an international roster of postwar, modern and contemporary masters presented through nationally recognized exhibitions. 1150 NW 51st St., Ste. 150-A,

Courtesy Rosenbaum Contemporary Courtesy New River Fine Art

Boca Raton; @rosenbaumcontemporary; rosenbaumcontemporary.com DELRAY BEACH | BLUE GALLERY

Mixing sophisticated flair with contemporary art, Blue Gallery is a gathering place to embrace the energy and panache of Delray Beach. The open loft-style gallery is home to many acclaimed contemporary artists. 600 E.

Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; @bluefineart; bluefineart.com FORT LAUDERDALE | NEW RIVER FINE ART

A long-standing Fort Lauderdale gallery, New River Fine Art showcases original works and fine prints from impressionist, 20th century, postwar and contemporary masters, as well as mid-career and emerging artists.

822 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; @newriverfineart; newriverfineart.com

Courtesy Blue Gallery Courtesy LUMAS Gallery

MIAMI | DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION

Privately founded by art collectors Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, the de la Cruz Collection is housed in a 30,000-square-foot space in the Miami Design District. The gallery, which is free to enjoy, features annual exhibitions with a focus on contemporary art. 223 NE 41st

St., Miami; @delacruzcollection; delacruzcollection.org MIAMI | LUMAS

This world-renowned art purveyor with galleries in Berlin, London, Paris and New York recently opened its 25th global location on famed Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road, further adding to the Magic City’s growing arts and culture landscape. 737 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach;

@lumas_gallery; lumas.com

PALM BEACH | CONTESSA GALLERY

Founded in 1999 and a member of the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA), Contessa Gallery offers not just artwork, but also art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. It has developed a local, national and international following. 216 Sunset Ave.,

Palm Beach; @contessagallery; contessagallery.com

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AUSTIN, TX | GRAYDUCK

Since opening its doors in 2010, this kitsch gallery has quickly become a popular spot for contemporary artists from Austin and beyond to display their works. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin,

TX; @grayduckgallery; grayduckgallery.com

CHICAGO, IL | MALOSA GALLERY

Initially a pop-up art post founded by Isabel Molina, in the midst of the pandemic the Malosa Gallery opened its official location in the Lake View section of Chicago. The gallery works as a cultural venue promoting musicians, spiritual leaders and contemporary art, as well as photography from around the world. 3459 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL;

@malosagallery; malosagallery.com

Courtesy Luke Hayes

LOS ANGELES, CA | L.A. LOUVER

Founded in Venice, Calif., in 1975, L.A. Louver is committed to contemporary art through a distinguished exhibition program of Los Angelesbased and international artists. 445 N. Venice

Blvd., Venice, CA; @lalouver; lalouver.com

NY, NY | RICHARD BEAVERS GALLERY

Established in 2007, the Richard Beavers Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery with a collection of art that primarily consists of artists whose work depicts aspects of life in an urban environment. 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd., Brooklyn,

Courtesy Danysz Gallery

NY; @richardbeaversgallery; rbeaversgallery.com

Courtesy Keenon Perry @KPegs

LONDON | SERPENTINE GALLERIES

Championing new ideas in contemporary art since 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions for half a century, from a wide range of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognized artists of our time.

London W2 3XA, United Kingdom; @serpentineuk; serpentinegalleries.org MEXICO CITY | OMR

OMR is a contemporary art gallery in Mexico City, founded in 1983 by Patricia Ortiz Monasterio and Jaime Riestra. The gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists, and since its inception has been a major influence in contemporary arts in Mexico. Córdoba 100,

Courtesy OMR

Installation photo: Copyright Kienholz. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Venice, CA. Photography by Jeff McLane Courtesy @Loc.visuals

Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX; @galeriaomr; omr.art PARIS | DANYSZ GALLERY

Founded in Paris in 1991 by Magda Danysz, the gallery has expanded to include locations in Shanghai and London—becoming an international player in the art world. The Danysz Gallery showcases a mix of visual art, digital art and urban art. 78 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris, France;

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Housed in a 60-year-old apartment complex, Shinokubo UGO is a collective of artists that promote diversity and inclusivity through the power of art. The gallery is a multiuse space that doubles as a gallery, bar, studio, accommodations and community center. 2-32-6, Okubo, Shinjuku ku,

Tokyo To, 169-0072, Japan; @shinokubo_ugo; shinokubo-ugo.com

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Everybody Needs a Rock. Who or What Is Yours?

In 2001, Restelli and her husband Carlos Melo moved to Miami from Argentina to expand the legacy of their successful 50-yearold construction company. Shortly after, she was pregnant in a new city—a new home, leaving everything behind that was familiar to her. She openly shares that she joyfully spent many years as a loving wife, mother of two, daughter and friend. And while she was living a happy and fulfilled life, it was evident that while her world felt so complete, there was one thing missing: her rock, her own identity. She found this in her passion and love for art, and so her journey continues. I spoke with Restelli to learn what inspired her to do this series and its meaning to her. What does your artwork mean to you? My art is my rock, that special thing that means the world to me. It is my identity, my sense of self, my way to recharge my soul. Describe your inspiration behind the series Everybody Needs a Rock. The first painting of rocks was the result of the exploration of reflective surfaces. I found a photo of beautiful river rocks that captivated me, semi-submerged in water with many reflections and colors. I didn’t know that I would do a whole series about them at that time, but that one painting opened an entire universe of possibilities. Rocks are fascinating—their many characteristics, colors, sizes, shapes and textures allow different expressions and interpretations. They bring endless creative opportunities.

BY LYNETTE JANAC

When I first learned about the series Everybody Needs a Rock by artist Lara Restelli, my immediate translation was to think of when we are faced with life’s inevitable challenges and how important it is that we all have a “rock”—someone or something to lean on and lift us to keep going. After speaking with Restelli and learning about her inspiration and meaning behind the title, it gave me goosebumps. After many years of purchasing art from an aesthetic point of view, for the first time I had connected with art on a deeper, emotional level—something I always admired but never really understood that art aficionados do. It gave me a newfound appreciation for art, and artists and art enthusiasts alike. What I find fascinating is how we can all be looking at the same configuration, but what appears on the other side of our visual lens can mean something unique to each one of us. 54

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How do you think art is important to our society? Art, as a creative process, is vital for our well-being on an individual basis. What is good for an individual is good for society as a whole. I believe that everybody should practice some form of artistic expression, which does not necessarily have to be painting. We are all creative and curious by nature as children but get closed up in a box as adults. Creative and curious minds bring creative and new solutions to the world, which is vital to society. Any advice for our readers? Find your rock—something that is unique to you. It can be anything: a place, a person, a ritual or an activity that feeds your soul; something that gives you satisfaction, self-worth and self-esteem. This is particularly true among women, who are innate caregivers, and sometimes forget how important it is to take care of ourselves too. Read our full interview with Lara Restelli at luxuryguideusa.com

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In the Studio With Lara Restelli Contemporary Realism

How did you come up with the title of your series? A friend of mine felt compelled to gift me a book as soon as she saw one of my early works, a book for children called Everybody Needs a Rock by Bird Baylor. The book empowers children to come up with ways to find their special rock. The author is very particular about enforcing that nobody can help you pick your rock, it must be your own unique, special thing. If we translate that notion into our daily lives, we all need to find that special rock. That thing that is unique to you and turns into your identity. For me, that’s my painting. Nothing ever sounded more appropriate than this title for my new series.


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TRENDING ART

Sophisticated Flair

CONTEMPORARY ART

Contemporary - A Special Portrait Homage by Sveta Esser

Flower (Shades of Pink/Red) by Benda

Blue Gallery features original works by worldrenowned artists creating landscapes, abstracts, semi-realistic, realistic and figurative styles. BY CHRISTIANA LILLY

Les Danseurs by David Schluss

Bubble Gum Audrey by Marc Lipp

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rom colorful bulldog sculptures by Marc Lipp to tiny laser-cut butterflies handcolored by Joel Amit, Blue Gallery on buzzing Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach is a canvas of styles, colors and media. Founded by Rami Rotkopf, Blue Gallery has expanded over the decades to three art galleries in Delray Beach and a design showroom in Coral Springs. In his collection, Rotkopf represents 25 internationally acclaimed artists with works ranging from original paintings and sculptures to etchings and limited-edition serigraphs. He was first introduced to art by his father in Tel Aviv, and over the years he has developed an impressive expertise and eye for well-defined art. We sat down with Rotkopf to discuss his eye for art and how he partners with customers and designers to bring pieces to life in their homes. How were you introduced to art? I’ve been in the art business all my life. My father

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Breeze Reflection - Multicolor Birds & Fish on White by Joel Amit

owned a gallery in Tel Aviv and as a kid I used to help him. Since that time, I liked it and I got involved. This is something that attracted me very much. How do you select the artists you represent in your gallery? Most of them are world famous. Some of them are in museums, some of them have been with me for 30 years. I go to a lot of art shows and I see what is new in the industry. I add maybe one or two artists to the gallery a year, but they have to be very good for me to include them. It has to be something special. Do you work with interior designers? Yes, we work with them alongside their clients to find the perfect artwork for their home. Art is very personal; it’s important to find a

piece that works with their decor, as well as speaks to their emotions so they can enjoy the timeless beauty for years to come. Do you assist with installation? We have a professional installation team, and we offer free local delivery and installation with every art purchase. How do you help homeowners curate a selection for their home? Our art consultants are very experienced in design and decor and we offer to do a photo rendering of art pieces in the client’s specific spaces. This helps clients visualize how a painting or sculpture will look prior to delivering it to their home.

600 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561.265.0020; @bluefineart; bluefineart.com


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THE HEART OF CORAL GABLES

In the spirit of the art season, we share insights from two prominent advocates in the City Beautiful. BY MICHAEL ISENBEK

“We are thrilled to present this sculpture to the City of Coral Gables

and make history during such an important time in the community. We look forward to making additional contributions and making this an epicenter of arts and culture.”

ue to his love and support of the arts in the City of Coral Gables, Alirio Torrealba, CEO of MG Developer, is a board member of the Coral Gables Museum. He is a philanthropist at heart as well as being the most active residential developer in the City of Coral Gables, and a big promoter of arts and culture in the City Beautiful. Torrealba’s support of the city’s Art in Public Places program is a major manifestation of his philanthropic passion. Alirio contributes to the museum by sponsoring art exhibitions like Julio Larraz: The Kingdom We Carry Inside and finds ways to involve the community. mgdevelopermiami.com

The original 30-foot-long stone bench is the inaugural dedication to the City’s Art in Public Places, Public Art in Private Development program, furthering Torrealba’s mission of enhancing arts and culture in the community. In the spirit of city founder George Merrick’s “Building Beautiful” philosophy, Torrealba presented “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the City of Coral Gables. The expansive bench, located in Balboa Plaza, is an element of a bigger installation dubbed the “Outdoor Room,” which includes lamp and carpet sculptures. The installation is conceived as a social space, both familiar and mystifying.

”The museum of Coral Gables is the pillar of the City Beautiful, an ancient and classic city with an idea of Art and Culture with a lot of enrichment since its foundation which now it is projecting like other cities who are offering interesting things for other developers to involve themselves. I am confident that the President and the Executive Director, Jose Valdes Fauli and John Allen, are working on the evolution of the museum.”

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A Few Words From MAYOR LAGO

“The sign of any great city is the strength of its cultural life.”

CORAL GABLES MUSEUM Coral Gables Museum, an institute devoted to the 1920s planned community, opened in 2010 in the historic Old Police and Fire Station structure. The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables, promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation. The museum’s programming includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications, and special events.

Art adds character and encourages people to visit, which serves as an economic driver to our businesses. Also, through art, we get to communicate our ideas, express our emotions, and effectively connect with others. Simply put, art builds a sense of community... The Coral Gables Museum is an incredible addition to our City. The Museum does an incredible job with programming and is vital to our community. It allows artists to showcase their work and serves as a cultural and historic destination to all those who live and visit our City Beautiful. We are very proud to have this institution in our city and grateful to John Allen’s leadership as the Executive Director.”

CORAL GABLES MUSEUM PRESENTS ARTIST JULIO LARRAZ Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Coral Gables Museum, mimosas and small bites will be served in celebration of artist Julio Larraz’s first museum retrospective, The Kingdom We Carry Inside. There will be a book signing of Larraz's most recent and comprehensive retrospective book of the same title, published by Rizzoli New York, at 11 a.m. Dec. 1-April 30, 2022 | Julio Larraz: The Kingdom We Carry Inside Curated by Yuneikys Villalonga. Sponsored by Alirio Torrealba.

Julio Larraz (b. Havana, Cuba, 1944) is currently one of the most influential figures in Latin American art. During a career spanning six decades, Larraz has garnered institutional recognition and plaudits from both colleagues and younger painters from across the world for his masterful harnessing of technique, color and light, along with the poetry and subtlety of his pieces. This exhibition will be Larraz’s first museum retrospective, representing all mediums and key time periods of his life and work, from his early days as a caricaturist for major newspapers and magazines, to later drawings, paintings and sculptures.


LALIQUE

The lauded glassmaker and French lifestyle brand brings its exuberant history and iconic style to the tony Bal Harbour Shops. BY KERRY SHORR

THE BEGINNING | 1888

René Jules Lalique

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Envisioning a world without Lalique is like walking to the moon: c’est impossible. Hailed as the forefather of modern jewelry, founder René Jules Lalique began his career as a designer of fine jewelry in the late 19th century. After apprenticing with jeweler Louis Aucoc and then crafting baubles for Boucheron, Cartier and other legendary houses, he launched his own business in 1888 where he fashioned both unique and attainable jewelry. His brooches, pendants and rings were inspired by Japanese art, nature and the feminine form, and blended unconventional materials of the day—glass, iridescent enamels, horn and ivory—with gold and gemstones. After nearly two years, the 30-year-old had transcended into one of France’s most talented and respected art nouveau designers of jewelry. Gradually, the avant-gardist’s focus shifted from jewelry to glassmaking and, in 1909, he rented a glass factory near Paris to manufacture the elegant flacons he designed for perfumer Françoise Coty and other French olfactory scions, including his own eponymous scent bottles, homeware and objets d’art. Lalique also received commissions to design architectural glass for buildings, trains and cruise ships. One of his most swoon-worthy designs was the frosted panels he made for the legendary Côte d’Azur Pullman Express featuring grapes and bacchanalian maidens, which were subsequently ensconced on the Orient Express and featured in the 1974 film, Murder on the Orient Express.

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Long Live

MODERN DAY | 1945-2021

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Marc Lalique

Marie-Claude Lalique

Today, the Lalique name continues to encapsulate the elegance and glamour of the golden age of design, but the Zurich-headquartered company has not been resting on its laurels. After Lalique’s passing in 1945, his son Marc, a designer and engineer, assumed control of the business. One of his innovations was adding lead to glass to make it heavier and more crystalline. Marc’s daughter Marie-Claude carried on her father and grandfather’s artistry and added more elaborate jewelry designs, as well as venturing into fragrance, textiles and leather goods. The Martinets vase and peony-encrusted Pivoine bowl were two of her designs. Through the Lalique Art Division, the company hosts collaborations with accomplished artists like Sir Elton John, who supply their own artistic spins. For the spring, summer and winter 2021 collections, Lalique teamed up with British artist Nic FiddianGreen to recast his 33-foot-tall Still Water bronze sculpture of a horse drinking water into smaller amber, blue, clear and black crystal sculptures. Lalique pays homage to its past and present with homewares that balance function and beauty. Its collections


Silvio Denz

In 2008, Silvio Denz took the helm of Lalique and propelled the brand forward, including modernizing its factories, launching Lalique Art, and introducing the hospitality pillar, which includes Villa Rene Lalique and Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey. In 2021, he led the acquisition of The Glenturret Distillery.

encompass home accessories, furniture, drinking and dining accessories, lighting, and soft furnishings like cushions and bed linens. Lalique Studio recently expanded its popular Gaïa by Lalique collection with a line of products that include numbered-edition crystal vases and bowls adorned with familiar Lalique imagery like merles, raisins and heart-shaped pepper leaves. Lalique has always been synonymous with perfume. Produced at Cristallerie Lalique, the company’s sole production facility in Alsace, every flacon reflects the apex of French craftsmanship. The Lalique de Lalique Fougères Crystal Edition 2022, now on sale at select stores, was released this fall and is decorated with a delicate fern motif. If glass is Lalique’s heart, then jewelry is its soul. When MarieClaude succeeded her father as president in 1977, she reinvigorated the company’s jewelry arm, which flourished alongside new developments in the fragrance business. A pair of new collections was released as a part of the 2021 Fall/ Winter collection, Gaïa: Papillon (Butterfly) and Vigne (Vine), which honor Lalique’s venerated Alsatian roots and proclivity to nature.

MOVING FORWARD This winter, the luxury house will unveil its newest outpost at the stylish Bal Harbour Shops. Private shopping sessions, bespoke interior design and in-home consultations are some of the services guests can experience, as well as a virtual showroom with OLED technology that depicts Lalique interiors in various settings. A curated selection of jewelry, fragrance, homeware, and limited edition works by Damien Hirst, Arik Levy and other preeminent artists will also be on sale. “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to re-introduce the Lalique brand and offer a modern luxury client experience,” says James Mun, chief executive officer of Lalique North America.

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Interior Designer Showcase JALLOT DESIGN

Jallot Design has successfully designed and managed over 50 residential and commercial projects from renovations and new homes to staging projects in South Florida, Caribbean islands, Texas and Rio de Janeiro. Their team of highly-qualified professionals share our vision, values, and passion for architecture and design. PROJECT FAVORITES: Sofa and Armchairs by Studio Kaza, Dining Chairs by Kartell, Wine Cellar by CellArt. PROJECT STYLE: Contemporary with warm textures and modern elements. Jallot Design 954.544.1604 @jallotdesign taize@jallotdesign.com jallotdesign.com

KEMO DESIGN INTERNATIONAL

Kemo Design International is a hands-on residential, commercial, and yacht design organization. The company is dedicated to signature, non-trendy, individual elegance and space planning. PROJECT FAVORITES: Ruhlmann-influenced Doors with hardware by Kemo Design International. Metal-inlayed Table blended with a pair of unique French Deco Chairs. PROJECT STYLE: Contemporary comfort with the stylish influence of the best of Art Deco. Kemo Duddle 954.552.6635 @kemodesignint kpduddle@aol.com kemodesigninternational.com

TAYLOR & TAYLOR PARTNERSHIP, INC.

Taylor & Taylor is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, Florida. PROJECT FAVORITES: Simple Reflecting Pool designed by William C. Taylor, AIA. PROJECT STYLE: Taylor & Taylor's design ethos is inspired by a deep passion for authenticity and quality, no matter the style. Their work is further grounded by their native knowledge of construction processes in tropical environs. Phyllis Taylor ASID, LEED AP William C. Taylor, AIA Jeremy Taylor 305.534.9862 @taylorntaylorinc info@taylorntaylor.com taylorntaylor.com PROMOTION


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MAESTRO OF

Metal

Constantly pushing the boundaries of art and design, BELT is a metal design studio of dreamers, artists, designers and makers led by "Maestro" Louis Beltran. BY CHRISTIANA LILLY

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orn nearly 40 years ago from the embers of creativity and drive, BELT was founded with the idea that beautiful metalwork had a place in design. Armed with a team of talented craftsmen, the company works side-by-side with architects, interior designers, project owners and builders to make their vision a reality.

With Colombia’s construction crisis in 1999, Beltran and Garcia relocated to Florida. Here, BELT focused on ultra-high-end residential architecture by collaborating with lauded architects, designers, builders and homeowners in the most exclusive locations around the country. Today, the firm boasts boutique projects around the globe—as well as three Mizner Awards for excellence in craftsmanship, as well as other industry awards and recognitions—thanks to BELT’s reputation for its discerning design eye, metal artistry and unmatched quality. We talked to the team at BELT about its inspirations and emphasis on collaboration. What qualities set BELT apart from others in the industry? Louis Beltran, “The Maestro,” is the creative mind behind many of the design projects the firm undertakes, thanks to his true essence as a sculptor and artist with an incredible passion for metal design and deep technical knowledge of the materials. He and the second generation of dreamers, Valentina and Federico Beltran, architects and designers as well, blend their design drive with craft capabilities in every project. With more than 120 people in its atelier, BELT has mastered the techniques of blacksmithing, bronzing, forging

and casting, and combined them with innovative cutting-edge craftsmanship. What is your signature product, service or design element? We work mostly in specialty interior and exterior architectural metals, artistic metal surfaces, custom furniture, light fixtures, design objects and art commissions, but we don't really have a signature service, product or element. On one side, we are solutions seekers with a very detailed eye for aesthetics, beauty, art and architecture, and on the other side, we invite homeowners, clients, influencers and architects to join us in the process of co-creating someone's vision. We push boundaries to help clients open their minds to new possibilities. How do you approach a blank canvas? We love blank canvases and they have never been a challenge for us at BELT. We listen, ask questions and bring ideas to the table to understand what the client truly wants. They see the unlimited capabilities we bring to the table and the co-creation process starts! How would you describe your clientele? Those who are on a quest for design excellence, outstanding quality and unparalleled commitment. Those who believe quality and craftsmanship are not trade-offs for lower prices. We work with project owners, architects, interior designers and builders of new or remodels of high-end single-family homes, boutique luxury hotels, restaurants and places of worship. How do you collaborate with clients? We invite our clients to join us in the creative journey. There is a feeling of confidence that is created from the first conversation then we get to know each other. First, we identify what the client needs—their expectations, dreams, restrictions, constraints and above all what they are dreaming. We show them what we have done and what we could do and the endless possibilities of metal. There may be sketches or storytelling as we start understanding each other. How do you define a successful project? With a big smile on a client’s face. This shows how much they appreciate our work and how proud they are of their project outcome.

Federico Beltran, Louis Beltran, Luz Angela Garcia, Valentina Beltran and Maria Beltran (seated)

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What would be your dream creative project? To participate in a project from the beginning and co-design and co-create with the

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BELT

It all began when architect and sculptor Louis Beltran and architect Luz Angela Garcia were a young couple looking to open their own architectural practice in Colombia. In this endeavor, they recognized an opportunity to forge design and artistry in the field of construction. BELT was created in 1985, as a place where the ancient craft of metalworking could be brought to the modern day with timeless creations. The firm exploded and soon its works were center stage at hotels, restaurants, residences and public spaces.


owners, designers or architects. When they trust us with the design of all metal pieces of a project, it’s a project in which we can truly create great designs. What are your favorite styles to work on? We don't really have a style; our style is metal in projects where we can genuinely codesign with owners, designers and architects to create unique and timeless pieces. We enjoy working on both cutting-edge contemporary projects as well as traditional gems looking to preserve the classic expression of design. What is your goal as you’re working on a project? To exceed each client’s expectations and deliver unique timeless lifetime pieces. To create pieces that are a true statement and complement the spaces in which they are placed. What constitutes “good design?” Good design is being able to create harmonic pieces that go smoothly with the space they are designed for. Pieces that last a lifetime through the combination of uniqueness, high quality and great usability, and pieces that are created with the least impact on the environment. We believe that good design is sustainable design. What do you regard as the greatest success in your career? Success is every empowered artisan who shares their journey with us, every team effort to find a solution, and every smile on the clients' faces when they see their dreams materialize. Success is being here, now, doing what we love the most. We believe no one is better than their last project. To us, the last project is our greatest success, which is why we treat each project as the last project of our life What's next for BELT? We are working on some exciting projects right now. On one side we are developing limitededition collections and collaborations of some of our more sought-after pieces such as light fixtures, furniture and surfaces, seeing metal from another perspective and combining it with other equally inspiring materials. We are always aiming for timeless designs for passionate lives. What legacy do you wish to leave behind regarding your work/ product? That we have lived our purpose in every project we complete. That we have imagined, created and built timeless pieces that honor craftsmanship and design and have enriched the spaces they live in. A legacy in which our contribution to the trade elevates the honor for metal art and more pieces around the world continue to be imagined, designed and built for generations to come. Read our full interview with BELT at LuxuryGuideUsa.com.

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Interior Designer Showcase FINE INTERIOR DESIGNS

FINE Interior Designs is an architectural and interior design brand synonymous with high-end turnkey design services that brings together the best of Juan Pombo’s life experiences and design talents. PROJECT FAVORITES: Custom Wood Paneling & Millwork by YNDesign & Build. Lounge Chair by Natuzzi. Custom Sofa by Anima Domus. PROJECT STYLE: A mix of modern architectural details combined with traditional and contemporary furniture to ensure a comfortable yet still very stylish design.

Juan Carlos Pombo 305.772.8199 @fine_interior_design pombo@fineinteriordesigns.com fineinteriordesigns.com

AKJ DESIGN CONCEPTS

AKJ Design Concepts, LLC is a full-service architectural interior design firm, specializing in ultra-high-end residences and superyachts. For over 30 years, Alfred Karram Jr. has led the industry in designing, building, and furnishing the most upscale and stunning architectural interiors throughout South Florida. The firm's modern style and approach is unique and innovative in that every single project is a truly custom expression of the client. PROJECT FAVORITES: Custom designed 4" thick Glass Wall Panels, curved bookmatched Granite Floor Slabs by Giorgetti furnishings. PROJECT STYLE: Truly innovative modern designs seen throughout architectural, construction details and furnishings. PROMOTION

Alfred Karram, Jr. 305.831.9091 @akj_design_concepts_llc akarramjr.com



BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

We take immense pride in everything we do… plus, our commitment to excellence help make our projects stand apart from every other home in South Florida. – Marc Julien

From Building a House to Creating a Home

Longtime homebuilder Marc Julien Homes expands business to create dreamy spaces for all aspects of the home—from the kitchen to outdoor living areas to garages. BY KERRY SHORR

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ransforming four walls into a dream home is not challenging for Marc Julien—it’s the norm. At Marc Julien Homes, the custom homebuilding and remodeling business he launched in 2009, Julien and his team are experts at designing and renovating homes that seamlessly align with their clients’ distinctive needs and lifestyles while providing comprehensive turnkey and white-glove services from beginning to end. The Delray Beach-based company also has an interior designer on hand to seamlessly guide clients through the selection process of fixtures, finishes and other customizable materials for their residences. We talked with Julien to learn more about his expertiseand how he has become one of the leading home builders.

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What differentiates Marc Julien Homes from other luxury custom homebuilders? We take immense pride in everything we do. Unparalleled architecture, perfect alignment, an elegant aesthetic—plus our commitment to excellence helps make our projects stand apart from every other home in South Florida. In addition to our custom-building service, we can remodel and relocate preexisting homes as well. Do you specialize in any specific design styles? Our team has the expertise to realize any architectural style you desire—from transitional to farmhouse, Key West to contemporary, and Mediterranean to modern. Additionally, we’ve built luxury, two-story townhomes complexes like 906 Villas and 7 on 7th in Delray Beach. What are the benefits of building a custom residence, buying a movein ready house or renovating your own home? There are advantages for each. Customization puts you in the proverbial driver’s seat because you determine every detail, from the architectural style to the square footage. A move-in property often brings more convenience—and less stress—because features like millwork, beautiful finishes, and built-in upgrades like smart-home and energy-efficient technology are already chosen and installed. Home renovation usually means spending less than building and buying because you’re remodeling on a room-byroom basis, so you’ll get a great product without spending a fortune. Plus, you keep all the memories you’ve made.

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Dream Makers

You’ve been in business for more than 10 years. How many homes has the company built? We have completed over 75 homes throughout the state of Florida.


How can you make a home energy efficient? Whether it’s a new build or a remodel, you can optimize your home’s energy efficiency anytime. Consider variables like climate, sun exposure and site conditions to configure a complete system of energy-saving solutions, which may include roofing materials that deflect sunlight, an HVAC system upgrade, and LED and fluorescent light bulbs because they generate more light and less heat. What made you expand your business to accommodate renovations, kitchen and bath design, outdoor living, and even garage transformations? For over a decade, our company has been renovating and creating beautiful new home designs our clients cherish, so expanding into these areas was a natural segue to unlock the full potential of a home or property. Why is it important to invest in your garage? A garage tailor-made for your lifestyle is the de rigueur expression of luxurious living. More than a parking space, garages now offer more space saving, storage solutions, and can easily double as workout/yoga studios, home offices and man caves. With a focus on innovative design and lifestyle-friendly engineering, we can makeover any garage into a multifunctional, escape-worthy space. What are the popular trends to create the perfect outdoor oasis? Alfresco kitchens have become the popular alternative for cooking and dining indoors, especially during the summer months in South Florida. Through our subsidiary company Exterior Elementz, we create personalized backyard and patio retreats that boast everything from state-of-the-art appliances—including pizza ovens and wine/beverage

centers—to open-air structures complete with plush seating, ceiling fans, entertainment systems, fire pits and more. What are the popular trends in kitchen and bath design? We’re seeing a lot of handleless kitchens, smart appliances like touchless faucets, architectural ceilings and moody palettes. You have generously pledged to raise $500,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Why did you choose to work with these organizations? I survived Stage 4 cancer in my left lymphoid and left tonsil, and I wanted to help others with cancer. I’ve always loved cycling and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helped me build a team of individuals interested in participating in the 2021 Race Across America. We partnered with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation to raise money for research to find safer, less toxic, and more effective treatments for children facing cancer. In July, you competed in Race Across America (a 3,000-mile, transcontinental race) with a team of seven cyclists whose lives had also been impacted by cancer. How fulfilling was it to participate? It was very rewarding. Our team worked very hard, so we considered it an incredible accomplishment when we placed third. I can’t say if I’ll race next year or not, but I have officially left cancer behind. What’s next for Marc Julien? To keep building memories. Marc Julien Homes, 755 NW 17th Ave., Ste. 107, Delray Beach; 561.931.6722; marcjulienhomes.com

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DESTINATIONS | U.S. TRAVEL

Reason to Retreat This winter, hit the pause button and escape to some of the best spas and wellness retreats, many of them tucked inside luxury resorts. If you’re resolving to make health and self-care a priority in 2022, we’ve rounded up the sanctuaries meant for a quick drive or a longer jet set journey.

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Home to resorts, spas and centers dedicated to wellness and pampering treatments—and plenty of vitamin D from year-round sunshine—Florida is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind and body.

ST. PETERSBURG

▶ The Place: Fresh off a full-property renovation, The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, famously known as the “Pink Palace,” has bragging rights to the Spa Oceana, where you’ll be treated to healing rituals inspired by precious oceans from around the world. ▶ Amenities: After sweating it out at the fitness center, spend your spa day alternating between whirlpool baths, aroma-infused steam rooms, and the soothing ambience of the private Whisper Lounge, which also flaunts a rooftop terrace. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Get transported to the South Pacific with the 90-minute “South Seas Pearl Radiance Facial,” which touts antiaging properties of bamboo, mango, coconut, guava and monoi. ▶ The Afterglow: Head to the new Beacon Pool Bar & Lookout, where rooftop views overlooking the ocean pair perfectly with beachinspired cocktails and poolside bites. doncesar.co

MARCO ISLAND

▶ The Place: Situated on a private stretch of beach on quiet Marco Island, the sprawling JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is a wellness oasis where guests can float in the warm Gulf waters, leisurely hunt for beautiful shells, and spend all day at the two-story Spa by JW. ▶ Amenities: Reset your mind with morning meditation and yoga classes on the beach, then retreat to the amenity-rich spa for dips in the cold plunge pool and hot tub—along with stints in the sauna and steam room. 86

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▶ Must-Have Treatment: Developed by the spa staff, the “5 Senses” is an 80-minute treatment that targets all the senses. It includes intense massaging and a body scrub for “touch,” and ends with a surprise cold treat to “taste.” ▶ The Afterglow: Post-treatment, lounge by the spa’s private pool, then watch the sunset from the beach, followed by an exciting performance by the resort’s fire dancers. jwmarriottmarcoisland.com

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▶ The Place: Those looking to make major changes should flock to the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, a luxury wellness resort nestled in a private tropical enclave in Doral with distinctive programming that focuses on a healthy transformation using better-for-you food, exercise and a positive mindset. ▶ Amenities: Enjoy rich amenities, including a spa and golf courses; feel energized after a Zumba class; motivated in a lecture by renowned health experts; and inspired to make better food choices after a cooking lesson. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Choose the “Full Body Transformation,” which offers unprecedented support from a board-certified physician who’ll start you on a health journey from the inside out, from lowering cholesterol to losing weight. ▶ The Afterglow: Stargaze as you stroll the beautiful resort grounds, or relax in your lavishly appointed guestroom or suite under Italian bed linens and aromatic pillows. pritikin.com


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From snowy sanctuaries to tropical havens and spiritual refuges, here are our picks for spas and wellness retreats across the nation.

SEDONA, AZ

▶ The Place: Those looking for a mystical journey should check in to the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, which is set amidst the magnificent red rocks of Sedona—a haven for spiritual wellness and pampering. ▶ Amenities: Before or after a treatment, make use of Eforea Spa’s heated outdoor lap pool and thermal elements, or take an exercise class at the stateof-the-art fitness center.

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▶ Must-Have Treatment: Choose from a new series of energy rituals such as the “Line of Life Palm Reading” to explore what the future might hold, or the spa’s “Signature Sedona Energy” massage, where a therapist manipulates your energy fields using a combination of touchless therapies like reiki, sound healing and chakra balancing. ▶ The Afterglow: Adventures abound in Sedona. Enjoy a robust hike, go rock climbing, paddle down the Verde River, explore the vortexes of the area, or attend a meditation workshops at the Center for the New Age. hiltonsedonaresort.com

ASPEN, CO

▶ The Place: The ski-and-spa crowd should head to scenic Aspen, where the 7,000-square-foot Spa at Viceroy Snowmass is the place to unwind after a strenuous day on the slopes with signature rituals inspired by ancient Ute, Nordic and Asian ceremonies and traditions. ▶ Amenities: The spa sanctuary boasts six luxe treatment rooms—including a hydrotherapy Vichy shower room and a couple's suite—and a meditative relaxation lounge awash in the soothing sounds of a waterfall and infinity pool. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Indulge in the “Peak Indulgence,” a blissed-out treatment that starts with a 30-minute body scrub followed by a 30-minute heavenly soak, and ends with a 90-minute custom massage that includes a warm oil scalp treatment and a CBD balm to ease tired muscles. Viceroy Snowmass

▶ The Afterglow: Winter activities are endless—from skiing to snowboarding— but you can’t miss magical adventures like dog sledding and sleigh rides. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass

THE HAMPTONS, NY

▶ The Place: Slow down at Shou Sugi Ban House, a wabi-sabi-inspired wellness retreat and destination spa in The Hamptons, where Signature Reset Retreats are offered monthly. Or, guests can customize a retreat based on their wellness goals. ▶ Amenities: The 13-room property incorporates everything from reiki and sound healing to yoga and hikes on the beach. Reserve the hydrotherapy facilities to bounce between the infrared sauna, ice fountain, dry sauna and plunge pools. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Go for the “Watsu Therapy,” an aquatic massage for decompression and flexibility accomplished through stretching, joint mobilization and shiatsu massage in the private, heated saltwater pool.

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▶ The Afterglow: Adhering to the belief that food is medicine, enjoy meals by chef/co-founder Mads Refslund of Noma in Copenhagen, a two-Michelinstarred restaurant and the four-time winner of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. shousugibanhouse.com

LĀNA`I, HI

▶ The Place: At Sensei Lāna`i, a secluded adults-only Four Seasons Resort tucked away on the Hawaiian island of Lāna`i, staff curate personalized wellness retreats, from a mindful reset to an adventurous couple’s retreat to an experience based on preventive health science and innovative treatments. ▶ Amenities: Spa experiences take place in 10 private spa “hales” (Hawaiian for house), where you can indulge in private plunge pools, indoor and outdoor showers, infrared saunas, and Japanese wooden soaking tubs.

▶ Must-Have Treatment: For something new, choose the “Aquatic Bodywork” experience in which you’ll float in the warm waters of the hale pool as a therapist guides you through a series of intuitive stretches combining elements of massage, joint mobilization and shiatsu for 90 minutes. ▶ The Afterglow: Take part in personalized wellness activities like yoga and hiking; enjoy golf or tennis; and indulge in nutritional meals shaped by culinary master Nobu. sensei.com/retreats/lanai

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DESTINATIONS | ABROAD

TRAVEL ABROAD Escape to these far-flung destinations for ultra-luxe eat, pray and relax moments.

BOSPHORUS, ISTANBUL

▶ The Place: Jet set to the new Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, a peaceful respite near the bustling city that boasts panoramic views of the Bosphorus and features a spa focused on holistic treatments. ▶ Amenities: Indulge in a traditional Turkish hammam experience with generous cool chambers and a scrub room. Or, spring for the VIP room with a garden, private hot tub and heated treatment beds designed to enhance mindfulness, meditation and relaxation. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: The spa offers a diverse range of treatments, from Thai massages to heat and water experiences, along with immunity-boosting light therapies. ▶ The Afterglow: Float in one of the hotel’s three swimming pools; then devour a decadent meal at one of the property’s four restaurants and bars—including trendy Novikov Istanbul—snuggled on the shorefront. mandarinoriental.com/istanbul/bosphorus/luxury-hotel

A view of the Swiss Alps fom the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa

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DEHRADUN, INDIA

▶ The Place: Make the trek to the Vana Wellness Retreat in Northern India, where they offer Ayurvedic medicine, Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan) medicine and yoga. A doctor will define your wellness journey, everyone wears the same cotton pajamas, and electronics are out. ▶ Amenities: With over-the-top accommodations, including some with private meditation and treatment rooms, guests can indulge in cooking lessons and split time at the yoga studio, indoor and outdoor pool, and tennis court. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Be sure to book an acupuncture session, a pulse reading or Raag therapy under expert supervision. ▶ The Afterglow: Spending time alone is encouraged, but each day includes yoga, meditation and music offerings, as well as offproperty experiential treks. vana.co.in 88

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BERN, SWITZERLAND

▶ The Place: Book a sublime getaway at the five-star Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa, which features 99 rooms and suites that evoke modern elegance with a French charm. Surrounded by views of the Swiss Alps, it’s a space for self-indulgence and restoration. ▶ Amenities: Luxury prevails at the spa, with a hot pool with jets, sauna with a plunge pool, and relaxation room with water beds. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: For pure decadence, the “Golden Relaxation” treats you to a massage using pure flakes of 24-karat gold and all-natural oils. ▶ The Afterglow: Post-treatment, reserve your spot at Jack’s Brasserie to try the best wiener schnitzel in the country, as deemed by the French restaurant guide Gault & Millau. Then catch the sunset over the Swiss Alps at the Sky Terrace, one of Bern’s most breathtaking rooftop bars. schweizerhofbern.com/en


Treatment room at Huvafen Fushi

MALDIVES, SOUTH ASIA ▶ The Place: A mind-blowing underwater world of wellness awaits at Huvafen Fushi Maldives, where you’ll discover the world’s only underwater spa treatment rooms. ▶ Amenities: As if watching rich marine life float by the spa’s windows isn’t relaxing enough, you can also recharge at the overwater Pump Gym, work on your balance with Indian Hatha yoga, and stay healthfocused with food and juices from Raw.

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BACALAR, MEXICO

▶ The Place: Nature, holistic wellness and adventure are at the heart of the new Habitas Bacalar resort that overlooks the striking Laguna de Bacalar in Mexico, which is known for its numerous shades of blue. ▶ Amenities: Modeled after a small Mayan village, the spa includes treatment cabins that bring the culture’s traditional straw houses to life, while all the ingredients used for the wellness therapies are gathered from the resort’s garden or collected from local farms. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Opt for the “Traditional Mexican Sobada,” a relaxing body treatment that incorporates techniques like cupping and the use of a rebozo (a cotton garment) to work the entire body, along with herbs for energetic alignment. ▶ The Afterglow: Wander the botanical garden to learn about medicinal aromatic herbs; visit the cacao and honey huts for immersion in local traditions and practices of Mayan culture; or engage in sunrise paddleboard tours, SUP yoga and nature walks. ourhabitas.com/bacalar

▶ Must-Have Treatment: Better sleep leads to better health, and the “Underwater Dream” treatment combines reflexology, soothing body massage and ancient breathing techniques to lull you into a trance-like state while promoting a good night’s sleep. ▶ The Afterglow: Explore nearby reefs by day on the resort’s luxury dhoni (sailboat), and at night head to intimate Vinum, the Maldives’ first underground wine cellar. huvafenfushi.com

Spa at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

SEVEN MILE BEACH, CAYMAN ISLANDS

▶ The Place: The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located on Grand Cayman, boasts a 8,500-square-foot spa, robust outdoor fitness activities including paddleboard yoga—and every room comes with a complimentary yoga mat. ▶ Amenities: You’ll want spa days on repeat thanks to amenities like a grand soaking tub, eucalyptus steam room, the island’s only hammam, and a coed indoor-outdoor tropical garden retreat with a hot tub and waterfall. ▶ Must-Have Treatment: Spring for the new treatment, “Psammotherapy,” where you’ll sink into a heated quartz sand table while your therapist combines aromatherapy, sound and inversion therapy for deep mental relaxation and muscle relief. ▶ The Afterglow: Hide away in a luxury cabana sipping Champagne; make a splash in the resort’s two ocean-view pools; amp up the adrenaline with scuba diving or snorkeling tours through the island’s renowned underwater reefs; and savor fresh, local cuisine at any of the resort’s three signature restaurants. seafireresortandspa.com LUXURY GUIDE

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Once known as the Lord Balfour, the Balfour Hotel in the SoFi neighborhood has been reimagined with a $4 million renovation, adding a second tower to the property. For those who want to relax away from the hubbub of South Beach, this is the place to unwind. ▶ Known For: Its art deco-meets-Latin design sense, from the terrazzo flooring to nods to gaucho culture in the suites. ▶ Worth Mentioning: Guests can kick back in the peaceful courtyard shaded by banana trees, take a dip in the plunge pool, or sunbathe on the sundeck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. ▶ Food & Libations: After a soft opening, the hotel’s Mehzcla Restaurant celebrates its grand opening in December. Sip on a pisco sour in the lobby or people watch while dining on the terrace. ▶ Florida Special Offers: The beach is just a block away, and guests receive two chairs gratis and an umbrella for the day for $10.

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Located on exclusive “Millionaire’s Mile”—which is known for its beautiful oceanfront mansions and sprawling yachts—Hillsboro Beach Resort is an all-new luxury beachfront oasis. Now open, the resort boasts 99 well-appointed guestrooms, breathtaking views and in-demand amenities. ▶ Known For: Luxurious oceanfront rooms and internationally inspired cuisine at Roí. ▶ Worth Mentioning: At Hillsboro Beach Resort, you can do a lot…or nothing at all. With a serene private beach and refreshing ocean-view pool, guests can feel cool, calm and at ease throughout their stay. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary paddleboards and kayaks on the Intracoastal or head out on one of the resort’s beach cruiser bicycles to explore the surrounding areas. ▶ Food & Libations: The internationally inspired cuisine at Roí features local flair, with specialties like white water clams with Florida orange slices soaked in a crème fraîche and Funky Buddha beer broth, and beef tenderloin over a bed of duck fat potatoes and roasted cipollini onions, topped with chimichurri.

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The Gabriel South Beach is bringing back the glamour of 1930s Miami Beach with its modernmeets-Florida aesthetic and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can cool off in one of two swimming pools on the property, or lounge inside at Meet Dalia and the soon-to-open Meet Mia. ▶ Known For: An Instagram-worthy glass-bottom pool and 30-foot-tall mural by Mr. Brainwash. ▶ Worth Mentioning: The sister property to The Gabriel in downtown Miami, the hotel is former baseball player Alex Rodriguez’s first hotel investment on the strip. Comprised of three buildings, travelers are greeted with classic art deco design and architecture synonymous with Miami Beach. ▶ Food & Libations: Offerings at Meet Dalia include fattoush with pomegranate vinaigrette, a slew of vegetarian/gluten-free options, ground lamb dumplings, and a dessert menu featuring modern spins of classics like the coconut galaktoboureko and chocolate baklava. ▶ Florida Special Offers: Enjoy the Dine With Dalia package: $100 food and beverage credit, bottle of wine at arrival, and early check-in (based on availability).

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A MIAMI LUXURY REAL ESTATE STAR IS BUILDING THE NATION’S TALLEST WATERFRONT DUAL TOWER RESIDENCES For 20 years, Melo Group has played a major role in Downtown Miami’s real estate development resurgence, and the momentum endures with Aria Reserve Miami, a monumental condominium project starting construction this winter. BY MICHAEL ISENBEK

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The family-owned-and-operated company is fueled by more than 50 years of international experience in the real estate industry and decades of development success in South Florida. Dr. Jose Luis Ferreira de Melo serves as president and managerial leader, providing a wealth of first-hand knowledge within the industry and the business itself, while his sons Carlos and Martin Melo are co-principals. This highly educated and experienced trio brought Melo Group to Miami at the dawn of the 21st century.

What’s the secret to Melo Group’s success? Carlos: Our philosophy has always been to build for what the market demands. Over the last 20 years, our firm has acquired land in and around Miami’s Downtown waterfront—and as long-term owners and operators of real estate in the area, our investments have allowed us to develop the right product at the right time to meet demand for locals and residents around the world wanting to live in Miami.

Currently, Melo Group is moving forward with an extraordinary addition to the Edgewater neighborhood—Aria Reserve Miami, a pair of 62-story luxury condominiums that will be the tallest waterfront dual tower residences in the

How rare are Aria Reserve’s offerings in Miami’s real estate market? Martin: This type of waterfront, luxury condominium opportunity simply no longer exists in Miami.

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How do your prices compare to other luxury properties on the market? Carlos: Non-penthouse residences at Aria Reserve will include one- to fourbedroom floor plans measuring between 1,100 and 2,600 square feet in size. Prices range from about $850,000 to just over $2 million, at an average of approximately $850 per square foot. What’s unique about Aria Reserve? Martin: Every residence will include two private or semi-private elevators, a dedicated office/bonus room, at least 10-foot-high ceilings, and open flowthrough layouts with up to 11-foot-deep expansive terraces boasting unparalleled sunset views to the west and bay and ocean views to the east. Aria will boast over 2 acres of amenities, with standout features including a semiOlympic-sized lap pool and whirlpool

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Melo Group is Miami’s preeminent developer of luxury real estate communities, known for having a highly intelligent approach to development, design, construction and management of luxury properties. A driving force behind Downtown Miami’s real estate resurgence since 2001, it boasts a portfolio of more than 6,000 total luxury condominiums and high-end rental apartments completed throughout the Greater Downtown Miami area, and more than 3,500 units in development. When it comes to creating communities, Melo Group specializes in strategically acquiring prime waterfront or transitcentric properties to create the ideal product for transformative change.


spa, childrens’ splash pad, playground area, teen lounge and gaming center, theater, tennis courts, basketball courts, paddle courts, a golf putting green, and an indoor/outdoor wellness center with spa/steam/sauna facilities, massage rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, yoga lounge and meditation garden. What aspects of the penthouse collection are a draw for buyers? Carlos: Aria Reserve’s tri-level mansions include everything Miami’s most discerning buyers are looking for: privacy, space, access to an abundance of outdoor amenities and, of course, some of the best waterfront views in Miami, featuring private rooftop decks with pools and summer kitchens. Yet, one of the major draws of our trilevel penthouses is our unique “garage vaults,” which give residents access to their own private climate-controlled and secure threecar garage within the building’s larger parking facility—a distinctive feature that has been especially popular among homeowners who are transitioning to condo living. How is buyer demand with Aria Reserve and what is motivating their decision to buy? Martin: Over the last few months, we’ve seen incredible demand for our larger residences, as buyers look to downsize from big houses

and upgrade to amenity-rich and convenient luxury condo living. Aria Reserve is sure to appeal to local empty-nesters as well as outof-market domestic and international residents looking to relocate to and live full-time in Miami. With land in Miami starting to dwindle, what is next for Melo Group? Carlos: We have focused on buying land over the years. Once we believe the time is right, we will move on to develop those sites. For now, our focus is delivering Aria Reserve. Once we are ready to open, we will focus on other developments and what the market is demanding at the moment.

Melo Group, 425 N.E. 22 St., Ste. 301, Miami; 305.438.1001; themelogroup.com

For more information about Aria Reserve, including preconstruction sales opportunities, please contact the sales team at 305.800.8888 or info@ariareserve.com, and visit the development’s temporary sales gallery at 2480 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami. Learn more at ariareserve.com. LUXURY GUIDE

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ou don’t have to look far down the block to see how the pandemic, technology and America’s hyper-scorching real estate market are redefining how we live, work and invest in the fundamental concept of “home.” The burning question now is: what comes next? Real estate veterans Giovanna Guzman, founder and broker of Miami-based International Realty Group (IRG), and Cengiz Bayirli, managing partner, are behind one of South Florida’s topproducing brokerages, aligning high net worth international buyers and sellers with their dream homes and lifestyles for 12 years now (the firm celebrated its anniversary in November). Through IRG’s subsidiaries, the duo also specializes in offering investors turnkey, incomeproducing properties in Baltimore, Maryland. IRG’s common values—integrity, technology and education—drive everything Guzman and Bayirli’s dedicated team of more than two dozen agents do every day. They’re also what keep their brokerage loyal with buyers, relevant with sellers, and at the top of international investors’ minds. What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in the real estate market? Since the pandemic, people have realized the importance of bigger spaces, so the demand for single-family homes 96

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has increased dramatically. Developers are also building “houses in the sky” with the added bonus of offering luxury amenities. What are three things buyers looking to invest in real estate need to know? 1) Do your research. 2) Find the right team. 3) Be ready to move fast. The buying process can be overwhelming, especially for first-time homebuyers. What three tips would you give to sellers looking to trade up in the current market? 1) Establish expectations and make a plan. 2) Work with a team that knows the market. 3) Don’t miss out! Now is definitely a seller’s market. Are there financial advantages to buying property in the U.S. right now? Many Latin American investors consider the U.S. dollar a more stable currency. Domestic buyers are also taking advantage of record low interest rates and the fact that Florida has no state income tax. Why is South Florida real estate an attractive investment? South Florida’s warm weather, beaches, and proximity to the U.S. East Coast and Latin America have made it a top destination for foreign buyers and buyers relocating from colder climates. What are the top five South Florida markets to invest in for 2022? Miami, Naples, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. What makes Baltimore a good place to own income-producing properties? Baltimore offers the highest returns when it comes to income-producing properties due to the high demand for rental properties relative to the total investment size.

Cengiz Bayirli and Giovanna Guzman

What high-profile development projects are IRG launching next? We are currently about to launch our next venture. Stay tuned! What are some new projects on the horizon? Onda Residences just broke ground in November in Bay Harbor Islands, and soaring through the sky will be the 100-story skyscraper, Waldorf Astoria Miami Residences. Casa Bella is another exciting residence in the works, furnished by B&B Italia. Bentley Residences will offer an ultra-private experience with only four residences per floor. There’s a lot to look forward to!

International Realty Group, 848 Brickell Ave., PH 1, Miami; 305.507.5546; Whatsapp: 305.988.8385; internationalrg.com; Facebook: InternationalRG; Instagram: irg_real_estate

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International Realty Group explains how technology and investing strategies are redefining the future.


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Casa Bella Residences

WALDORF ASTORIA RESIDENCES MIAMI DOWNTOWN Residences offer limitless views, extraordinary architecture and timeless brands that usher in a new era for generations to come. Starting at $800K Date of Completion: 2025 BENTLEY RESIDENCES SUNNY ISLES Residents will benefit from the privacy and convenience of stepping out of their car straight to their home door without passing by valet parking, lobbies and elevators. Starting at $4M Date of Completion: 2026

Bentley Residences

Onda Residences

CASA BELLA RESIDENCES DOWNTOWN A collaboration of celebrated Italian artists, the residences offer light-flooded interiors, gardens and unrivaled amenities. Starting at $600K Date of Completion: 2025 ONDA RESIDENCES BAY HARBOR ISLANDS It’s your private escape, surrounded by crystal clear waters and the ocean breeze. It’s an architectural landmark built to offer a privileged view in the intimacy of your home. Starting at $1.8M Date of Completion: 2023

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WALDORF ASTORIA DOWNTOWN

Waldorf Astoria Residence Miami offers an experience in transcendence, an exclusive lifestyle, and embedded with a legacy brand that has stood the test of time. Residences offer limitless views, extraordinary architecture, and timeless brands that usher in a new era for generations to come. Starting at $800K | Sq. Ft.: 500+ | Date of Completion: 2025

AMENITIES Hotel Signature Restaurant • Private/Semi-Private Elevator • Wine Tasting Room

Concierge Service Resort Style Pool • Private Cabanas

Spa & Gym Kids Club • Private Bar

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“It is only when you treat clients like family that they become part of your ‘family of clients’. For clients of IRG, that makes all of the difference in the world.”

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t the heart of IRG is a dedicated team of knowledgeable and experienced real estate professionals that understands the unique needs and preferences of our diverse international clientele. “At IRG, we never measure homebuyers in terms of how much they can enrich our lives; we measure them in terms of how much we can enrich theirs.”

CASA BELLA BISCAYNE BAY

Casa Bella Residences by B&B Italia offers limitless Italian sophistication and luxury. Enjoy stunning views everywhere you turn. Surround yourself with soaring, light-flooded interiors, gardenfilled grounds, and unrivaled, abundant amenities, including a poolside lounge with a Mediterranean café and craft cocktails.

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Starting at $600K | Sq. Ft.: 711+ | Date of Completion: 2025

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AMENITIES 55th Floor Sky Pool Terrace Museum Quality Art Collection • Fitness Center Overlooking Bay

Private Cabanas Coworking Space • Beauty Salon

Game Room Pet Spa • Cinema

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What You Should Know About The Miami Real Estate Market Should I buy or sell right now? Can you help with either? “The Time is Now” to sell and buy. We are currently in a sellers market, which means the seller can get the most value out of their property. The market is currently hot which means that inventory is at an all time low. Of course we can help you buy or sell - we are “the property professionals”! Why is South Florida so hot right now? Is the trend going to last? With new projects coming to South Florida, investors and buyers are interested in a change of pace and scenery. The amazing weather is also a plus! If this trend goes on, we can definitely see a continued rise in the market. What neighborhoods are the hottest right now? There are three neighborhoods that have attracted a majority of the attention from the investor and buyer. they are Coral Gables, Brickell, and Downtown Miami. Tips you should know as it pertains to buying. Find a great agent (You will find many with us at IRG!), have an open mind when looking for properties as there is a low inventory, know where your budget stands and take your time because your forever home is out there. Tips you should know as it pertains to selling. Evaluate every offer carefully, any offer is a good offer because your property is getting a response. Be available for showings. It is important that the property is seen by the most people as possible. If You Are Looking To Buy Or Sell, Contact: 305.507.5546

Looking For IncomeProducing Properties? Property Invest USA is an affiliation of IRG, a full-service investment company in real estate. We identified a business opportunity within the housing market crisis in the US, particularly in Baltimore and developed a unique program for investors. Benefits of Investing - A minimum of 10% Net Return - Rent Income Guarantee - Low capital investment starting from $90,000 (includes property, tax I.D., property insurance, lawyer fees, registration of new business fees, bank account set-up if needed, all closing costs accountant fees. - Hands Off Real Estate – We handle the before, during and after closing management of the property from A to Z, including finding you the best property that maximizes your investment and return. Why Baltimore? - 1st Market in the U.S. with the highest yields in rental properties. - Satellite city of Washington D.C. - Second most important port of the east coast - John Hopkins is one of the best hospitals in the U.S. and number-one creator of jobs in the city. - The “Millennial” population has grown by 16% in the last 5 years. If You Are Looking For Investments, Contact: 305.908.3899

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Thank You! I want to take this opportunity to give a very special thanks to my clients, colleagues and partners for making this an exceptional year! At a time when we faced many unprecedented challenges, your continued support, trust, and loyalty has made all the difference in keeping our business moving forward. It is with heartfelt gratitude that I continue to serve your needs to find a new home or sell your existing one. May this holiday season and the upcoming year be filled with new opportunities and many wonderful things! Best Wishes, Sylvia Fragos

Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Wonderful, Healthy New Year! SYLVIA FRAGOS L ic . Real Estate Br oker SYLVI A FR A GOS@ GMA IL.COM

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3 Bed | 3 Bath luxury condo in Bay House. This unit boasts white tile floors throughout, an expansive floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows, a contemporary kitchen with high-end appliances and Italian cabinetry, elegant bathrooms, panoramic sweeping bay views, and oversized terraces. It also features elevator access straight to the unit and an additional exit from the third room.

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BRICKELL FEATURED PROPERTY Baccarat proudly presents its first collection of Luxury Residences to the Miami market. Perfectly positioned at the entrance to Brickell Avenue, where the Miami River meets the beautiful blue waters of Biscayne Bay and the bustling financial district mixes with high-end shopping, top restaurants, cultural sights, and exciting entertainment. This iconic neighborhood is an all day and all night Lifestyle Destination, aptly named the Manhattan of the South.

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JUST SOLD: $35M 1 Star Island, Miami Beach

Todd Nordstrom represented the buyer of Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s Star Island “guest house“ immediately adjacent to Sean “Diddy” Combs mansion, as reported in TheRealDeal Miami. This magnificent bayfront estate features 240’ of sparkling waterfront with unobstructed views from Biscayne Bay to Downtown Miami. Through world-class connections and top-notch marketing let the Nordstrom Network Guide You Home.

Contact me today for more information. Todd Nordstrom todd@nordstromnetwork.com 305.790.4008

The Nordstrom Network is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass Florida, LLC, a licensed real estate broker. Abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. Home must qualify under Compass Concierge guidelines. Subject to additional terms and conditions.


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ART ON THE WATER Yachts that double as aquatic masterpieces BY DIANE M. BYRNE

SPIRITED AND SEXY

SMOOTH OPERATOR The Pershing 6X is the newest member of Pershing’s Generation X series of sleek sport yachts, with a bolder stance complemented by an audacious emphasis on speed. The big aft sun pad and large lounge, each fitted with a reclining backrest, clearly convey that this Italian-built yacht is for chasing sunshine. A large opening sunroof over the helm, where carbon fiber enhances the control panels and wheel, conveys a similar feeling. Luxurious touches like lacquered wood furnishings, parquet flooring, and leathers from Poltrona Frau and Mastrotto accentuate the allure too. Equally striking horizontal LED bars overhead add to the decor. pershing-yacht.com

LENGTH: 62 ft., 2 in. BEAM: 15 ft., 9 in. DRAFT: 4 ft., 9 in. TOP SPEED: 48 knots ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 staterooms ENGINES: Twin 1,500mhp MAN V12 engines

The head-turning gold paint on her exterior surfaces is your first hint that Dynamiq’s GTT 135 Stefania strives for glamor. And glamorous she is, with an art deco interior that the owner created with Miami-based designer Giuseppina Arena. Since the yacht is the first delivery in the series, the shipyard can build you your own version, with remarkable flexibility for the interior and exterior designs. In fact, you can choose exclusive furnishings from the Bentley Home collection— materials and finishes that characterize the famed brand’s luxury cars. You can also request special helm accoutrements from German luxury car outfitter Klassen. bedynamiq.com LENGTH: 134 ft., 5 in. BEAM: 26 ft., 11 in. DRAFT: 5 ft., 9 in. TOP SPEED: 21 knots

ACCOMMODATIONS: 5 staterooms ENGINES: Twin 1,650hp MAN V12 engines

COOL CANVASES ON WHEELS Superstar works of moving art for the street and track.

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AMERICAN HERITAGE

RACING STRIPES The sleek 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a sculptural beauty in both its coupe and convertible guises. The IMSA GTLM Championship Edition is inspired by the beefier Corvette C8.R race car with its high-wing spoiler. The racing graphics it wears are available in Accelerate Yellow or Hypersonic Gray paint paired with a Strike Yellow or Sky Cool Gray cabin. chevrolet.com ENGINE: 6.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 HORSEPOWER: 490-495 0-60: 2.9 seconds 106

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TOP SPEED: 194 mph PRICE: $68,790/$76,290 (coupe/convertible)

The 2022 Ford GT Heritage Edition pays homage to the company’s 1964 GT prototypes and legendary Le Mans wins. The midengine marvel delivers a deft, exhilarating ride. Its exclusive Wimbledon White paint resembles a blank canvas, and the triple racing stripe recalls the bold lines of a Mondrian painting. The Antimatter Blue-painted carbon-fiber wheels and Lightspeed Blue Alcantara seats are pure Americana. ford.com ENGINE: 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 HORSEPOWER: 660 0-60: 2.9 seconds

TOP SPEED: 216 mph PRICE: $550,000 (estimate)


S I G N AT U R E S O U N D . T I M E L E S S D E S I G N . U N R I VA L E D C R A F T S M A N S H I P Bang & Olufsen sound is designed to be seen. Our premium audio and video solutions are objects of art, elevating the design of any living space. Experience the magic for yourself at our Gulfstream showroom or call to schedule an in-home consultation. BANG & OLUFSEN GULFSTREAM 500 SEABISCUIT TRAIL #1030, HALLANDALE BEACH, FL 33009, TEL 954 744 4652

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For more than 34 years, exciting professional theatre for adults and children has soared from the stages of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and into the hearts of South Florida residents and visitors alike. This awardwinning nonprofit regional theatre company is one of Miami-Dade County’s 13 major cultural institutions and is the largest employer of Florida-based actors and theatre professionals in the region. The company produces five Mainstage and four professional Children’s Theatre productions annually, a year-round Theatre Conservatory and Summer Camp Program, and educational arts outreach opportunities for all ages such as the Young Talent Big Dreams youth talent competition in partnership with The Children’s Trust that provides an important platform for emerging artists in Miami-Dade County. ActorsPlayhouse.org

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HOLIDAY - GIFT GUIDE -

'Tis the season for gift-giving! No matter who is on your list or their tastes, we've got you covered in our annual holiday gift guide. From techies and fashionistas to watch lovers and born hosts (and even kids and pets), you’ll be inspired by these gift ideas that are sure to let the ones you love know how much you care. CURATED BY MARCUS PRADO

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MARCO BICEGO

18K Yellow Gold and Diamonds Medium Link Chain Necklace, Lucia Collection $14,310; marcobicego.com

Her Gifts

ROBERT GRAHAM

Gabriela Solid Shirt in Red Silk $328; robertgraham.us

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Kate Botta Calfskin Red Sole 85mm Stiletto Knee Boots $1,495; rchristianlouboutin.com

MORAYS

Norman Silverman Luxury Gold and Diamond Bangle $21,600; moraysjewelers.com; 305.374.0739

BURBERRY

BURBERRY

TOM FORD

The Islington Trench Coat $2,390; burberry.com

TB Monogram Half Mega Wool and Cashmere Cape $1,090; bloomingdales.com

Nappa Leather Iconic Chain Pump $1,250; tomford.com

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Wrap Maxi Dress in Silver $2,350; balenciaga.com VALENTINO GARAVANI

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HERNO

Crystal Velvet Cape Jacket $685; neimanmarcus.com


BOTTEGA VENETA

Fold Padded Intrecciato Leather Crossbody Bag in Maple $4,500; bottegaveneta.com

Stocking Stuffers CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection $270; christianlouboutin.com

CAROLINA HERRERA

Multi Chain Bracelet $490; carolinaherrera.com

GUCCI

A Kiss from Violet Perfumed Oil, 20-ml $410; gucci.com

BALMAIN

Medium-sized Bicolor Khaki and Black B-Army Bag $1,495; balmain.com

DYSON

BRINKER & ELIZA

BOTTEGA VENETA

Chain Pouch Bag $3,690; bottegaveneta.com

Ball and Chain Necklace $118; brinkerandeliza.com

DIOR

DiorSignature Oversized Square Acetate Sunglasses $520; neimanmarcus.com

Airwrap Complete Styler in Nickel and Fuchsia $549; dyson.com

TOM FORD

Double Clip-on Blue Block Optical Glasses $795; tomford.com

VALENTINO GARAVANI

Roman Stud Large Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag in Nappa $3,350; neimanmarcus.com

CREED

Les Royales Exclusives Spice and Wood Fragrance, 8.4-oz. $1,025; nordstrom.com

MONTBLANC

HAIRMAX

THE LIGHT SALON

Boost LED Face Mask $494.29; thelight-salon.com

Cabin Trolley Bag in Red $867; harrods.com

LaserBand 82 Laser Hair Regrowth System $795; bedbathandbeyond.com

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DIOR

L’Or De Vie La Cure Three-Piece Set, Vintage 2019 $2,600; saksfifthavenue.com

Pure Silk Queen Pillowcase in White $89; slip.com

Uptown Medium YSL Monogram Croc-Embossed Clutch Bag $675; neimanmarcus.com

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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

Calfskin Dark Brown Oxford Shoe $830; ferragamo.com

HUGO BOSS

Jemerson Navy Button-Down Shirt $138; saksfifthavenue.com

LORO PIANA

Stirling Deerskin Gloves $925; loropiana.com

BALENCIAGA

Aurn Scarf in Black and White Wool Knit Rib $750; balenciaga.com

BURBERRY

Graphic-Stripe Beanie Hat $250; neimanmarcus.com

LANVIN

Gold-Plated Tie Clip $130; mrporter.com

LANVIN

Gold-Plated Round Cufflinks $295; bloomingdales.com

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Peak-Lapel Double-Face Topcoats $7,495; neimanmarcus.com

LORO PIANA

Surrey Cashmere Full-Zip Sweater $3,985; neimanmarcus.com MORAYS

David Yurman Maritime Sterling Silver and Black Diamond Compass Ring $650; moraysjewelers.com; 305.374.0739

VERSACE

I 7 Baroque Bathrobe $595; versace.com

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DOLCE & GABBANA

Crocodile Nappa Slip-on Shoes Blue $5,095; dolcegabbana.com 112

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FENDI

Black Silk Tie with FF Motif $230; fendi.com

Cube Grid Silk Classic Tie $195; bloomingdales.com


MONTBLANC

Meisterstück Soft Grain UltraSlim Document Case $1,245; montblanc.com

Stocking Stuffers GUCCI

Web Rectangle Injection Sunglasses $285; neimanmarcus.com

TOM FORD

VALENTINO GARAVANI

Large Smooth Leather Portfolio Case $1,990; neimanmarcus.com

Toiletries Bag $690; bloomingdales.com

ARMANI RAPPORT

Code Eau de Parfum 6.7-oz $174; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com

Kensington Six-Watch Box $895; rapportlondon.com

ROYCE NEW YORK RICHMOND & FINCH

Black Marble with Silver Details iPhone 12 Pro Max Case $39; richmondfinch.com

SISLEY-PARIS

Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age La Cure $1,200; bloomingdales.com

Cord Organizer Roll $85; royce.us

DIOR

Sauvage Elixir Eau de Parfum 2.0-oz $155; dior.com

RICHMOND & FINCH

Black Marble AirPods Case $39; richmondfinch.com

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CARTIER

Santos de Cartier Brushed Champagne Golden-Finish Polarized Sunglasses $1,695; cartier.com

The Multitudes of Moisture Collection $460; cremedelamer.com

YVES SAINT LAURENT

TOM FORD

Private Collection Square Horn Eyeglasses $1,195; tomford.com

BRIC’S

Bellagio 2.0 Vintage Traveling Trunks Collection Starts at $635; bricstore.com

BURBERRY

Horseferry Print Coated Canvas Crossbody Pouch $660; burberry.com

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Monogram Belt in Suede Black $525; ysl.com

Monogram Belt in Suede Dark Land $525; ysl.com

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Perfect Timing

CARTIER

Santos-Dumont Extra-Large Rose Gold and Leather Watch $16,300; cartier.com

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN

Portugieser Chronograph Boutique Edition Watch $18,400; iwc.com

BVLGARI

Serpenti Seduttori 33mm 18k Rose Gold and Diamonds Watch $29,300; bulgari.com

WOLF

Axis 8-Piece Watch Winder $3,599; wolf1834.com ROLEX

GMT-Master II Oyster 40mm Contact for price; luxuryswissmiami.com; 305.576.5391

BVLGARI

LVCEA 18k Rose Gold, Diamond & Alligator Strap Skeleton Watch $32,900; saksfifthavenue.com

TAG HEUER

RADO

Monaco Heuer 39mm Automatic Blue Leather Men’s Watch $6,350; bloomingdales.com

Centrix Diamonds 38mm Watch, 70 grams $1,900; rado.com

VERSACE

V Essential Watch $595; versace.com APPLE & HERMÈS

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KODAK

Scanza Digital Film & Slide Scanner/Converter $229.99; amazon.com

OCHINE

Gameboy Phone Case with 36 Retro Games $23.66; walmart.com

SONY

IMAGE 3D

RetroViewer Gift Set $29.95; image3d.com

4K HDR Laser Home Theater Video Projector $40,000; amazon.com

Tech & Toys UNCOMMON GOODS

Long-Distance Touch Bracelet Set $108; uncommongoods.com

NEO LEGEND

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Compact Arcade Game $3,075; mrporter.com

BANG & OLUFSEN

Beoplay Portal Wireless Gaming Headphones $499; bdigitaltechnologies.com; 954.876.1348

CELESTRON

LEGO

CGE 14” Computerized Telescope $6,575; amazon.com

“Friends” Central Perk Building Kit $59.99; lego.com

TRANSPARENT

Transparent Speakers $1,100; transpa.rent LUXURY GUIDE

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BERNAUD

BACCARAT

Two Vega Flutissimo Clear Champagne Flutes $490; baccarat.com

L’Art de la Table Mythologie by Fassianos Coupe Plates Set of 6 $680; bloomingdales.com

ALESSI

Strongman Nutcrackers $1,500; alessi.com

KIM SEYBERT

Holiday Balloon Napkin Ring Set of 4 Gift Box $200; kimseybert.com

MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT

Truro Gold Salad Plate $105; neimanmarcus.com

DICAMILLO

Moderno Butter Biscotti Jar $150; bloomingdales.com

BEY-BERK

Carbon Fiber Lacquered Cigar Humidor $250.50; bey-berk.com

STEVE GERBER

Personalized Wine & Cheese Carousel $140; uncommongoods.com

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DI MARTINO

Special Edition Dolce & Gabbana Pasta Tin $160; dimartinodolcegabbana.com


Home for the Holidays! LUXAPATIO

Hestan Deluxe Grill Cart Contact for price and configuration; luxapatio.com; 305.477.5141 MAISON & CO

KitchenAid Artisan® Series 5-Quart Limited Edition Stand Mixer $549.99; maisonco.com; 305.489.1848

LALIQUE

Versailles Decanter with Wine Refresher Base Decanter $2,600; Refresher base $650; lalique.com; 305.537.5150

TRUDON

Le Diffuseur $240; trudon.com

JUDITH NORMAN

Hand-blown Glass Soap Vase with Metallic Sheen Contact for price; judithnorman.com; 954.925.7200

TRAVELING AURA

While you’re home, get an at-home massage. Makes the perfect holiday gift! Gift certificates available; travelingaura.com

TOM BATES DESIGN

Opulent Automotive Art, Custom Ferrari 430 Engines Conference Table Custom and In-Stock Tables Available Instagram: @tombatesdesign; 954.646.8120


TENDER LEAF TOYS

SHOP

Little Ones

Woodland Stores Play Shop & Theatre $209.99; bloomingdales.com

BURBERRY

Vintage Check & Leather Diaper Bag $1,250; neimanmarcus.com

GUCCI

Children’s G Wool Jacket with Label $920; gucci.com

MUKIKIM

Rock and Roll It CodeDrum $69.99; neimanmarcus.com

BURBERRY

Check Wool Thomas Bear $550; burberry.com

WHISKER

STEIFF

Litter-Robot 3 Connect $549; litter-robot.com

Franzi Riding Pony $545; steiffusa.com

DOLCE & GABBANA

Patterned Rush-Stitch Jacket $1,695; dolcegabbana.com

VERSACE

Medusa Bag for Kids $550; versace.com

VERSACE

Crete de Fleur Print Dog Rain Coat $325; versace.com

HEMA ARCADE

Retro Mini TV Game Console with 300 Classic Games $49.99; amazon.com

GUCCI

Children’s Tennis 1977 Sneaker $440; gucci.com

Stocking Stuffers

EYENIMAL

Automatic Laser Kitten Toy $29.99; chewy.com

ETHICAL PET

Push-N-Pop Treat Dispenser Pet Toy $29.99; chewy.com TRIXIE 118

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Windmill Activity Strategy Game Dog Toy $22.99; chewy.com

KATIE MCCARRON

Gingerbread & Pumpkin Gluten-Free Dog Treats $10; uncommongoods.com


SHOP WITH MAISON & CO

BEMMA

36" Terra Vanity. Available in multiple sizes & finsishes. $2,050

PLUM

Wine preservation system and dispenser. $2,499

GESSI HI-FI

Private wellness thermostatic mixers. Multiple finishes and configurations available. Contact for Pricing

WOLF

Gourmet multi-cooker with red knob. $650

SMEG

THE GALLEY

Ultimate culinary system - Prep, Cook, Serve, Clean. Custom configurations, accessories and taps available. Call for Pricing

Retro Italian, red refrigerator. Multiple colors, sizes and options available. Call for Pricing

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PROMOTION


SOCIAL

SAYING

Goodbye TO 2021

Not only is 2021 coming to an end, so is our 10-year anniversary year. In 2011, the first edition of Luxury Guide (formerly South Florida Luxury Guide) was published. And as an expression of gratitude, founder Lynette Janac went out to visit some of the early adopters of her vision over the past year to present them with a small gift as a token of appreciation, and instead, it was Lynette who got the gift of these beautiful messages shared with her on video and translated in copy below. To view the original videos, visit LuxuryGuideUsa.com. TODD NORDSTROM Realtor, Compass Realty | Nordstrom Network “You are wonderful and aside from that, you have an amazing group of people in your network. I have my own group of vendor partners I work with, but if I need something, I often grab the guide as the resource to find a business partner that I know is associated and vetted by you. Oh, and I love your events!

TODD HANSON Owner, Audio One “You and your team go above and beyond. The fact that you truly care about me, my business and all my people radiate off of you. I not only love the publication and what you do with it, but what I really like is you do everything in your power to connect me with other synergistic companies. You have opened a lot of doors for us, and I love that you are always looking at new and innovative ways to grow and help us grow too. 10 years doesn’t surprise me, and I know we will be here another 10 years!”

SYLVIA FRAGOS Broker, Great Estates International Realty “From the moment I met you, I saw your drive, passion and immediately connected with your energy. There’s no greater magazine (guide) for me other than Luxury Guide. It gives me consistent results and has changed my business in so many ways, but more so because of you and your drive to give us networking opportunities. The way you bring people together and encourage us to work together is so nice. It feels like we’re a family and for that I’m so grateful. I highly recommend anyone to your company.”

LUIS SOMOANO Owner, Doral Lincoln, Lincoln of Cutler Bay and Kendall Toyota “The first time I met you and you came to me with your crazy idea, I knew it would be successful because of your attitude and passion—I was 100% sure of it. This is the only print publication that I choose. It’s been a great partnership for the past 10 years, and I know you are going to keep moving in the right direction and I am going to keep pushing behind you.”

ELIZABETH PEREZ

VICTOR HERRERA

Commercial & Residential Realtor, The Keyes Company | Luxury Portfolio “The first time I met Lynette I knew she would just soar because of her personality, which has never changed from day one. I don’t see limits to her potential. As an advertiser, I am proud because the publication is so beautiful. Her and her team work so hard. It is the best magazine ‘guide’ you can ever have. If you haven’t worked with Lynette, you don’t know the fun you are missing!”

General Manager, Luxury Swiss, Rolex Boutique “It’s been an amazing experience to be a part of the group that you have created. You bring together the same quality of kind business owners and operators. It’s amazing how in your network you develop great relationships and evolve with everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone at your networking events—the gatherings are a great source of referrals. I am not going anywhere—it’s been an amazing journey with you and your team. To 10 more years!”

BOB MELNIK Owner, BDigital Technologies and Bang & Olufsen, Hallandale and Palm Beach “You have been a great partner to our company, and I am very appreciative for all that you do.”

JONATHAN SELTZER Owner, California Closets, Miami “Congratulations on your 10 years. It’s been a big part of our business and we are going to just keep on going!”

YANA POJIDAEVA Owner, Materia Collection and Italdoors “It’s been a pleasure working with you and I am very excited to continue working with you. It’s a great partnership and the publication really works well for us! And on top of that, we really appreciate that you work so hard to continue to give us marketing ideas and introduce and connect us with the right people.”

MARK MURPHY Owner/Partner, MiaCucina “Thank you so much, it’s been great to work with you for the last 10 years. We support you because you’re so wonderful and it’s a good business for us! And the events you have done in our showroom have been amazing.”

CHRIS HAAKE Vice President, Morays “Thank you. You’re the only person we still work with in print because you know what you’re doing.”

FELIPE LONDONO Sales & Marketing Director, The Patio District / Luxapatio “We are very happy to be part of the Luxury Guide family. It’s definitely who we want to be associated with.”

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JESSE STOLOW Partner, Total Windows “The idea you came to us with was such a different and new experience, and we were struggling with what to do with our marketing at that point. You brought to us the idea of collaborating, and you still do that, 10 years later—which is amazing. You work so diligently for all the partners you have in the guide.”

CARLOS BRAVO President/Architect, Urvanx “We are very grateful to you. You have provided many opportunities for us and opened many doors with not only new clients, but new associates as well, so it’s been very rewarding for our company.”

IRINA ALVAREZ Realtor, One Sotheby’s International Realty “I met Lynette eight years ago after I won a fullpage ad in her publication that she donated to a nonprofit event I attended. I bidded on it and won. Shortly after, she and I met to discuss the next steps of preparing the ad and I have been a client ever since. Lynette is a ray of sunshine, a beacon of hard work, a superb professional, a kind-hearted and genuine human being who has now become an outstanding friend who I admire and respect.”

KATIA BATES Director, Interior Designer | Innovative Creations “Lynette is a very hardworking woman who through perseverance has reached amazing goals in her career. Over the years, we have enjoyed working with her and her team. We wish Lynette a very bright future and lots of success with her new ventures.”


“EARLY ADOPTERS” LONG-STANDING CLIENTS Chris Haake & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Felipe Londono

Irina Alvarez & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Jesse Stolow

Yana Pojidaeva & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Todd Nordstrom

Todd Hanson & Lynette Janac Lynette Janac & Sylvia Fragos

Victor Herrera & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Jeff Tomlinson

Katia Bates & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Bob Melnik

Jonathan Seltzer, Julie Shvedyuk & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Carlos Bravo

Elizabeth Perez & Lynette Janac

Lynette Janac & Mark Murphy

Luis Somoano & Lynette Janac

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