Page 1

METROPOLITAN lu x e S U M M ER 2 017

20+ Ways To Pass The Summer Days EXPERT’S GUIDE TO HOSTING THE ULTIMATE SUMMER SOIRÉE


customline-yacht.com

DISPLACEMENT YACHTS

NAVETTA28 NAVETTA33 Crescendo NAVETTA37 Project PLANING YACHTS

108’ 124’

FERRETTI S.p.A. - Via Ansaldo, 7 - 47122 Forlì - Italy Tel. +39 0543 787511 - Fax +39 0543 473069


a Ferretti Group brand


4 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 5


6 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 7


Contents Summer 2017

71 48

24 DEPAR TMENT S 18

22 24 26 33

38 41

NEW & NOTEWORTHY STYLE & TRENDS

71

STYLE/HER STYLE/HIM JEWELRY & WATCHES

IN CONVERSATION MAKING A SPLASH

We talk to BikiniLuxe CEO, Candice Galek about this seaons swimwear trends

ART & CULTURE ROUND-UP WORLD OF SCIENCE

A planetarium, an aquarium, a laser light show and more stunning displays from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

48

91

TRAVEL & LEISURE NEWS

HOMES & INTERIORS INTERIORS NEWS

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

FOOD & DRINK

95

ROUND UP & NEWS

100

RESTAURANT REVIEW Elia Gourmet

106

INDULGE

38


Contents Summer 2017 42

54 FE ATUR E S 30

LASTING LEGACY

54

Industry experts show us how to host the ultimate outdoor soiree

CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann on Omega Speedmaster’s 60th anniversary

42

50

PURPOSE & PASSION

64

PATIO PERFECT

98

SOME LIKE IT HOT

KT Merry Tackles the issue of animal conservation

TIMELESS BEAUTY

102 SUMMER IN THE CITY 20 Amazing ways to pass The summer days

The must have pieces to make your outdoor space shine

Ancho Reyes visionaires debut Flanker to their award Wining chile liqueur

Brasilian artisian brand Saccaro celebrates 10 years of bringing design to Miami

78

ALFRESCO DINING

SEASONAL STARS South Florida’s top dining spots make seasonal favorites the star of their summer menus

30 50


METROPOLITAN LUXE

ALFRESCO DINING The expert’s guide to creating the ultimate summer soiree. Renowned designer Carleton Varney, Acclaimed chef Adrianne Calvo and master mixologist Jaime Salas, show us how to throw an unforgettable outdoor party this summer

SUMMER ISSUE 60 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 61

Publisher

Jodi Gracey

Letter from the

Contributors

PUBLISHER

Mariana Rodrigues Robin Bradley Hansel Amy Lynn Hayes

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air’s salubrity” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creative Direction

www.MettleAgency.com

Published by

Mettle 3350 SW 148th Ave, Suite 110 Miramar, FL 33027

© Copyright 2017. Mettle LLC/ Metropolitan Luxe Magazine. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission from the publishers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, the publisher cannot accept any responsibilities for any errors it may contain.

Emerson said it best, “live in the sunshine” and what better place to do that than in glorious South Florida? We’ll find as we flip through the pages of our Summer in the City issue, that we needn’t go far for some adventure, explore 20+ ways to pass the summer days right here at home (p.20), bring the party outside as experts Carleton Varney, Chef Adrianne Calvo and master mixologist, Jaime Salas give us tips for hosting the ultimate summer soiree (p.54) , or mosey on down to one of our favorite local dining spots where seasonal favorites are the stars of newly launched summer menus(p. 102). Make sure to dress the part, see the season’s “go to” trends (p. 22), and must-have swimwear trends as defined by swimsuit aficionado and BikinLuxe CEO, Candice Galek (p. 34). Get inspired! Renowned wedding photographer KT Merry tells us about her latest venture which uses her fine art talents to help save some of the world’s most endangered wildlife (p.42). Speaking of inspiration, nothing is more inspiring than great innovation, we talk to Omega’s President & CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann about the history, heritage and future of the legendary Speedmaster - on its 60th anniversary (p. 30)

-Jod i FOLLOW US ON

e Metropolitanluxe e MetLuxeMag

d Metropolitanluxe

WWW.METROPOLITANLUXE.COM

METROPOLITAN lu x e S U M M ER 2 017

20+ Ways To Pass The Summer Days EXPERT’S GUIDE TO HOSTING THE ULTIMATE SUMMER SOIRÉE

For editorial and advertising inquiries, please email info@metropolitanluxe.com

ON THE COVER From the pre-fall Talitha Collection, Zig Zag Print Off Shoulder Tunic, See page 22. Photographer: JR Mankoff, Stylist: Alison Edmond.Courtesy of Talitha.


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 15


CONTRIBUTORS ROBIN BRADLEY HANSEL Robin Bradley Hansel is a South Florida freelance writer “rooted and grounded in a love of words.” As owner of Green Treehouse Media, LLC, Robin’s passion for environmental conservation and her background as a physical therapist are reflected in many of her published articles and writing projects for private clients.

AMY LYNNE HAYES

Amy Lynne Hayes is a freelance writer and designer based in Fort Lauderdale. She spent nearly eight years living overseas – in London, Paris, and Melbourne, Australia – before returning to her home state of Florida. She now uses her words to share others’ stories, and taps into her design background through her travel lifestyle brand and online boutique, The Global Creator.

MARIANA RODRIGUES

After more than 10 years as a communications executive in New York and Paris, Mariana is now thawing in the warm, sunny sands of Miami. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, her love for exploring and writing has taken her all over the world. Curious by nature, she is always on the lookout for her next story.

16 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


THE ULTIMATE PRECIOUS CREAM PROTECTED IN PORCELAIN.

photos jean-françois verganti jb. guiton 08/16 sothys paris, siège social et institut de beauté, 128 rue du faubourg saint honoré, f 75008 paris - siren 451 170 807 rcs paris · non contractual pictures.

LA CRÈME 128


NEW&

NOTEWORTHY

the l atest store openings and product l aunches

happening in south florida and around the world .

AUSSIE

SWIMWEAR The iconic Australian brand, helmed by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, is best known for its sophisticatedly feminine designs, passion for detail and a love of color and print, will open its Miami store in Bal Harbour Shops this summer.

The New Standard

Aventura Mall to Debut New Three-Level Expansion Wing Aventura Mall will debut its new three-level, 315,000 square-foot expansion later this year. Set to rival every other luxury shopping destination in South Florida, the new space designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata will provide a dynamic shopping and dining experience blended with experiential, artistic elements, including a nearly 93-foot tall sculpture by Belgian artist Carsten Höller that Aventura Mall visitors will be able to slide down, as well as an 84-foot by 50-foot glass wall at the entrance that will offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. A continuous 350-foot skylight runs 18 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 16 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

the length of the wing, providing natural lighting and stunning views of the rooftop terrace. The mall’s new and innovative accommodations have attracted a slew of retailers including Topshop Topman store, the brand’s first Miami outlet, Pomellato and Under Armour, as well as popular eateries, Serafina, Pubbelly Sushi, Harry’s Pizzeria and more. If the mall’s new facilities aren’t exclusive enough, guests can look forward to the 7,000+ square-foot VIP Lounge, which includes a rooftop terrace, a central lounge for guests to play pool and watch TV, comfortably relax and read, and enjoy planned activities

While their swimsuit designs put them on the international stage, their ready to wear resort collection can be credited with propelling the brand to achieve greater global appeal. The brands Bal Harbour location will present the swimwear and resort collection this summer. Visit Zimmermannwear.com


ROCKIN’ SUMMER A supreme line up of this summers must-see acts at the Hard Rock.

Don’t miss an epic flashback to the 80’s as the New Kids On The Block: The Total Package Tour with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men take center stage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, July 16th.

MIAMI SPA MONTH In Miami summer is synonymous with Spa, as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) hosts its annual Miami Spa Month. This year marks the tenth anniversary and a record number of more than 40 participating luxury spas. From July 1-August 31st indulge in the latest spa treatments at savings of up to 50 percent. #MetLuxe picks include:

Leave some fuel in the tank for August as the iconic rockers Blondie and Garbage bring “The Rage and Rapture Tour” with special guest Deap Vally on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at 7 p.m. Close out the summer with Luis Fonsi’s “Love + Dance World Tour. The tour will celebrate Fonsi’s artistic career with his extensive repertoire which spans almost two decades, “a mixture between my most significant ballads and the up-tempo songs that feature my new sound like ‘Despacito,’” Fonsi said. “The show is going to be highly energetic but also heartfelt. It’s a nice balance.” Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

THE SPA AT THE CONFIDANTE

Enjoy the breeze and unforgettable ocean views from the open-air rooftop spa on the 10th floor of The Confidante Miami Beach. In your private, air-conditioned spa cabana, while you indulge in a Customized Miami Beach Facial + Hydrating Hair treatment + Blow dry at Warren Tricomi; $199

GUYANDGIRL SPA AT MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH

Transport your mind, body and soul to the ultimate South Beach hotel spa, GUYandGIRL Spa at Mondrian South Beach to indulge in a 50-minute hydrating facial, eye treatment, and 30 minute target massage for $130. For a full list of participating spas and menu of treatments, visit MiamiSpaMonth.com.

Ritz on the Water

The Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea. Beginning in 2019, the company will offer bespoke cruises on three lavishly built yachts. Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several luxurious duplex penthouses. Voyages range from 7 to 10 days and include overnight and daytime ports of call. The first yacht sets sail in 2019; reservations open May 2018. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/yachts. MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 17 | 19


UNATTAINABLE CONCEPT

Lexus Debuts Sport Yacht Concept in Miami Earlier this year Lexus debuted a stylish premium performance sport yacht to complement the Lexus lifestyle, at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach. But don’t get too excited, the Lexus Sport Yacht revealed in Miami is a bespoke one-off project with no production intent. To produce this single example of an open sport recreational day-touring yacht suited for six to eight guests, powered by twin high- performance Lexus V8s and with advanced styling and handling - the Marine Department selected the Marquis-Carver Yacht Group of Pulaski, Wisconsin, USA, based on their in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities and their skill in large hand- laid composite structures.

Riva 56’ Rivale Revealed in Sarnico The dynamic and elegant Riva 56’ Rivale, the latest addition to Riva’s open yacht fleet, made its debut at the Sarnico Shipyard this past June. The joint effort of Officina ltaliana Design, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and the Engineering Department resulted in the production of a boat with a unique style, excellent performance and cutting-edge technological solutions. The Riva 56’ displays the distinctive hallmarks of the brand, from the high gloss mahogany of

20 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 18 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

the interiors to the natural teak of the exteriors, lacquered finishes, stainless steel details and superior leathers. The new open model is fitted with twin 1000 HP MAN engines, or with twin 1200 HP MAN engines. In both cases, the propulsion system is V-Drive. With the standard engines, the 56’ Rivale can reach a cruising speed of 31 knots and a maximum speed of 35 knots. With the more powerful engines, performance increases to a cruising speed of 34 knots and a maximum speed of 38 knots respectively. Visit Riva-Yacht.com


N 26.111775 W 80.107156 THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISPLAY OF BOATS, YACHTS AND ACCESSORIES

NOV 1-5, 2017

FOR INFORMATION, TICKETS AND VIP PACKAGES

WWW.FLIBS.COM

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 19 | 21


BOHEMIAN CHIC Created to be the “ultimate travel wardrobe,” the Talitha Collection’s pre fall ensemble features elements of rich cultural heritage of India’s arts and crafts, and beautifully embroidered pieces that reinvent beach basics. Visit Talithacollection.com

STYLE /Her SUMMER SHADE

Jimmy Choo Montie Sunglasses Unique, modern and easy to wear, the Montie sunglasses are a must have this season and beyond. The pair boast a fresh color palette combined with gold Jimmy Choo iconic crystal fabric. Flattering to all face shapes, perfect for your next city break, or ultimate staycation. www.jimmychoo.com

Flora & Fauna ►

Furla’s new Pre-Fall 2017 bags and accessories feature prints that draw inspiration from floral motifs, wildlife, and the vibrant colors of the jungle, combining creativity, functionality and innovation with clean silhouettes for styles that are perfectly versatile. Visit Furla.com 22 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

SIGNATURE SLIDES ▲

Make your way across the pool deck in these debossed Hibiscus red Gucci Signature leather sandals. $295. Gucci.com


luxury per formance fabrics and rugs I perennialsfabrics.com I perennialsrugs.com


EFFORTLESS STYLE

Luca Faloni - Portofino signature linen shirt Luca Faloni’s Portofino signature linen shirt is handcrafted in Italy with the finest Italian pure linen and mother of pearl buttons and features a ‘paramontura’ collar for a perfect and lasting shape and an overall classic look. The perfect “go to” shirt for roaming the city this summer. Luca Faloni, Chambray Blue Portofino Linen Shirt $159.29. Visit lucafaloni.com

STYLE /Him ENDLESS SUMMER ►

Karl Lagerfeld X Vilebrequin

Karl Lagerfeld has partnered with French swimwear brand, Vilebrequin to create limited edition collection of swimwear, beachwear and beach accessories for men (and women). Inspired by iconic coastlines of the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast the collection features a palette of bright blue, offset by pops of crisp white and black. The men’s offering includes a polo shirt and two styles of swim shorts: one fitted with a flat-belt waist, and the other inspired by classic 70’s silhouettes. The collection is now available worldwide at selected Karl Lagerfeld stores and karl.com, as well as Vilebrequin stores and vilebrequin.com.

VERSATILE SOLES

A shoe for all occasions. With the elegance of a formal shoe, and the ease of a slip on, the Ermenegildo Zegna Triple Stitch Slip-on Sneaker is perfect for the modern men who mixes formal wear with casual pieces. Available in eight styles - leather, suede and patent. $595 Visit Zegna.us

24 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Jewelry & WATCHES Expressions in Color Piaget’s New Possession Collection

For the first time in the collections 25-year history Piaget Possession features vibrantly colored, ornamental stones. In a campaign aptly featuring fashion forward personality, Olivia Palermo, Piaget has chosen to offer women a palette of vibrant and intense colors to express different emotions, attitudes and facets of their personality. The intense black (onxy), the vivid turquoise, the vibrant red (carnelian), the bright green (malachite) or the deep blue (lapis lazuli) are meant to convey spontaneity, positive energy, boldness, playfulness, radiance, style, charm, romance and every feeling a woman senses while she steps into her life and chooses who she wishes to be. Visit piaget.com for details.

26 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

Bulgari – Serpenti Ring Bulgari introduces a beautiful new band ring collection. An evolution of the brand’s iconic and exotic Serpenti created in the 1940’s. The bold and exotic collection combines alternating materials vibrant colors and the sophisticated design synonymous with the Bulgari brand. Visit bulgari.com


BACK TO THE FUTURE The New Panthère De Cartier Watch

This year’s SIHH saw the return of Cartier’s 1980’s iconic timepiece, with only subtle changes to the design, the new Panthère watch holds true to the distinctive silhouette that was first introduced in 1983. Available in two sizes, 22 mm and 27 mm, in white gold, yellow gold or pink gold, with diamonds or unadorned, in stainless steel, even a gold and steel version.

◄ PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER WATCH, Yellow Gold

Legendary Style Tiffany Hardware Collection

Lady Gaga is the face of Tiffany’s Legendary Style campaign showcasing the brand’s HardWear Collection. Embodying the strength and spirit of the modern woman, imbued with the soul of New York. The collection of 18k gold and sterling silver pieces are inspired by a unisex bracelet from 1971 in the Tiffany Archives. Tiffany HardWear builds on this design to include earrings, rings, necklaces and pendants. Urban and elegant, Tiffany HardWear is as strong as the woman who wears it. “For more than 180 years, the world’s chicest women have chosen Tiffany jewelry as a powerful expression of who they are,” said Caroline Naggiar, chief brand officer of Tiffany & Co. “This campaign celebrates Tiffany’s rich legacy and the modernity of Tiffany style. Lady Gaga, and her originality, creativity and courage, reflects the spirit of this collection.” The Tiffany HardWear Collection is available on tiffany. com and in Tiffany boutiques worldwide. Visit Tiffany.com

PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER WATCH, Steel ►

◄ PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER WATCH, yellow gold and steel

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 27


Deep Dive We explore the most coveted dive watches from BaselWorld, Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie Geneve and beyond.

ROLEX SEA-DWELLER

Debuting at Basel this year, the Sea-Dweller was engineered for the conquest of the deep with Waterproof to a depth of 4,000 feet - the result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. The black dial has large hands and indices reserved for Rolex professional models. The dial bears the name Sea-Dweller in red, a reference to the first model. The innovative Chromalight display on the dial pushes back the boundaries of visibility in dark environments. Its distinctive blue glow lasts up to eight hours with a uniform luminosity, practically twice as long as that of standard luminescent materials. $11,350

SUPEROCEAN HÉRITAGE CHRONOGRAPHE 46

Breitling has redesigned its Superocean Héritage line, dedicated to modern-day explorers. The result is a new face as original, pure and dynamic as ever, for this highly successful collection that is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017. The updated design sports a new steel bezel with an ultra-hard high-tech ceramic ring that is scratchproof and extremely shock-resistant. Its powerful 46 or 44 mm-diameter steel case is water-resistant to 660 ft houses an officially chronometer-certified selfwinding movement. The 46 mm version is equipped with counters at 9 and 3 o’clock.

28 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

PANERAI LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE 1950

A Divers Professional watch suitable for any situation, the Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic is the first Panerai Submersible watch with the case 42 mm in diameter. Available in two versions: steel (PAM00682), waterresistant to a depth of 300 metres, and in red gold (PAM00684), water-resistant to a depth of 100 metres. Both versions have the P.9010 automatic calibre with a power reserve of three days, the time remaining being clearly visible through the sapphire crystal back. They follow the classic Panerai Submersible design, with the Luminor 1950 case fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel for calculating the time of immersion and the lever device protecting the winding crown.

RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER

Lots of bang for your buck. The freelancer is available in polished stainless steel or with a black PVD coating, echoing the aesthetics and dynamics of diving watches. It has a unidirectional rotating bezel in black ceramic with white, green or orange graduation and a luminescent indicator, as well as a screwed-down crown. The addition of Super-Luminova® on the various key elements of the black dial ensures perfect readability. The folding clasp of the rubber watch strap with double push-security system and integrated steel diver extension allows for easy adjustment of the strap width. Water-resistant to a depth of 300m.


brownjordan.com/frinier


A Lasting Legacy

Omega Speedmaster celebrates its 60th Anniversary. We talk to Omega’s President & CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann about the history, heritage and future of this phenomenal timepiece. Synonymous with precision, reliability and history, the Omega Speedmaster is one of the world’s most coveted and recognizable watches. Cemented in world and horological history books by becoming the first watch to be worn on the moon, as part of Apollo 11 in 1969. Today Omega maintains its pioneering spirit, the 2016 Moonphase is the first Speedmaster certified as a Master Chronometer, reaching the industry’s highest standards of precision and performance as approved by METAS – another important milestone in OMEGA’s superb history of watchmaking. 2017 marks the 60th year of Speedmaster and we caught up with Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA to get his thoughts on the brands unmatched achievements and plans for the future. The Speedmaster is one of the most revered horological designs of all time. What does it mean to celebrate 60 years of this lasting legacy, and how does Omega plan on building on it to connect and attract younger collectors, while protecting its history and heritage? To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster is truly special

30 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 1 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

as it’s an acknowledgement of its enduring appeal. It’s a unique and hugely popular watch and the fans love it, even after all these years. As for younger buyers, well I think the fact that the watch has been around so long is what appeals to them most. If you look at what they’re drawn to in terms of cars, clothes and other products, there’s a strong emphasis on authenticity. So of course, we will experiment with new materials and styles to appeal to younger buyers, but not at the expense of our history. Most experts are of the opinion that every collector should own an Omega timepiece, I’m sure you’ll agree – why would an Omega, particularly a Speedmaster, be an essential acquisition for a collector? Yes of course I’d agree that every collector should own an OMEGA, because you’re essentially investing in a slice of history. Not only will an OMEGA hold its value over time, but there will always be something about it that’s specific to the era in which it was created. In regards to the Speedmaster, what makes it special is the story. A watch designed with racing car drivers in mind that became the first watch worn on the moon. It’s a fascinating history.


1957

“BROAD ARROW” - The first Speedmaster

The “Broad Arrow” (a reference to its distinctive hands), is the first Speedmaster, and the first chronograph wristwatch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel as opposed to printed on the dial – a feature designed for the benefit of racing car drivers. This is considered the most highly valued of all the Speedmasters as it signaled the start of a very special journey.

1959

FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE

The first OMEGA worn in space on the wrist of Walter Schirra on October 3rd 1962. From this moment, the Speedmaster’s space legacy had begun.

1987 1965 - THE MOONWATCH

First watch worn on the moon

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in 1969, this Speedmaster model became the first watch ever worn on the moon. In fact, it has since become the watch that has served on the most lunar missions. In design, the watch was the first Speedmaster featuring an asymmetrical case, done so to provide added protection for the crown and pushers. For the first time, the word “Professional” was also printed on the dial.

SPEEDMASTER AUTOMATIC - The “Holy Grail” for collectors

This was the first Speedmaster that combined an automatic movement with a Moonwatch case. OMEGA only produced the watch during two years making it a highly sought after, rare find – hence its “Holy Grail” nickname. In design, the case is slightly thicker to accommodate the automatic movement and the buttons and crown are closer fitting than the usual Moonwatch.

2016 Is there a speedmaster that has special meaning to you, above all others? Well, I have a great affection for the Moonwatch, for all of the reasons just covered. However this year we also released a reissue of the original 1957 Speedmaster as part of our 1957 Trilogy series. And I do love the simple elegance of that first model. What was your first Omega watch? An OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch.

MOONPHASE - First Speedmaster Master Chronometer

The first Speedmaster certified as a Master Chronometer, this blue Moonphase timepiece reaches the industry’s highest standards of precision and performance as approved by METAS – another important milestone in OMEGA’s superb history of watchmaking. Most incredibly, the image of the moon on this watch is as detailed as a NASA photograph. Zoom in close and you’ll see an astronaut’s footprint.

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 2 | 31


PHOTOS: Candice Galek, Founder and CEO of online swimwear retailer, BIKINILUXE.com

Making a

SPLASH ON THE BRINK OF HER COMPANY’S THREE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SWIMWEAR AFICIONADO AND FOUNDER OF ONLINE ONE-STOP SWIMSUIT SHOP, BIKINILUXE - CANDICE GALEK TAKES US THROUGH THIS SUMMER’S MOST FLATTERING SWIMWEAR TRENDS AND “GO TO” CLASSICS.

34 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

B

ikini Luxe turns three this summer and we’re focused on sourcing new brands with a strong mission statement, as we primarily feature brands who do good within their local community. Also, I am honored to be able to help others build their businesses through consulting work I’ve been doing lately. It’s a passion of mine to help others expand their repertoire and find happiness through their work. Top 5 picks for this season’s hottest trends: Velvet, muted floral prints, minimal two pieces, strappy one piece swimsuits, off the shoulder bikini tops. I’ve been a long time fan of minimal swimsuits, growing up in South Florida and spending my days out in the sun led to a lot of interesting tan lines. I’m glad to see that making a comeback because it’s such an effortlessly chic look.


◄ LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Leandra pink striped cotton off the shoulder bikini. $398 lisamariefernandez.com

ADRIANA DEGREAS ► Navy velvet bikini set. $387. adrianadegreas.com

◄ ADRIANA DEGREAS Multicoloured panelled swimsuit $449 adrianadegreas.com

TRINA TURK Gypsy Solid Off Shoulder Bandeau, Gypsy Solid Shirred Side Hipster, Gypsy Solid Off The Shoulder One Piece www.trinaturk.com

AGUA BENDITA ► Bendito Botanica Bikini. $100. aguabendita.com

◄ TORY BURCH Lace-up Tank Suit in Tory Navy Toryburch.com

I’ve been a long time fan of minimal swimsuits, growing up in South Florida and spending my days out in the sun led to a lot of interesting tan lines. - Candice Galek

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 35


TRAVELS WITH CHUFY

R

enowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her secrets to radiant beauty in this detailed lifestyle guide. Featuring the best beauty food recipes, fitness tailoring, recommendations on nutrients, and restorative yoga and mindfulness, Bobbi lays the foundation for beauty from within. Beauty from the Inside Out is a great go-to guide for a beautiful confidence for life, not just during the summer, but for all seasons. Beauty from the Inside Out, Makeup * Wellness * Confidence By Bobbi Brown with Sara Bliss $24.95 Chronicle Books

Summer Reads Get ready to laugh, cry and be thrilled to the very edge of your beach chair, summer’s ultimate reading list is here!

It’s Always The Husband, by Michelle Campbell ($26.99 St. Martin’s Press). Bubbling with drama and suspense, Campbell’s debut novel tells a twisted tale of the complicated friendship of three women that began as an unlikely ivy league college roommates; twenty years later when one of them is found dead, we’re left guess “who did it” and “how did things come to this?” until the very last page.

36 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

The Map That Leads To You, by JP Monninger ($25.99, St. Martin’s Press). An incredible story of friendship, romance and secrets. Love unexpectedly finds its footing in the lives of recent college grad, Heather and an enigmatic man from Vermont, Jack - as their worlds collide while travelling through Europe. But in the same way that forces are bringing them together, life and duty are pushing them apart. Looming underneath the bliss of new love is Jack’s secret that is going to change absolutely everything.

Creator of travel inspired online retailer, Chufy.World, Sofía Sanchez de Betak brings elements of her online world to print, in her book, Travels with Chufy: Confidential Destinations. In Travels with Chufy, Sofía invites readers on a journey to off-the-radar hideaways and secluded retreats where those in the know seek unforgettable experiences. The truly adventurous are beckoned to unearth hidden gems tucked away in some of the globe’s most sought-after destinations.

The Dutchess, by Danielle Steel ($20.29 Hardcover, Random House). The Dutchess is the tale of a highborn young woman, Angélique who is forced out into the world and begins a journey of survival, sensuality, and long-sought justice. Unable to secure employment she makes her way to Paris, where she opens a house of pleasure- powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own—or regain her rightful place in the world?

From the savannahs of Kenya to the glacial bays of Iceland to the soaring mountains of Patagonia, Sofia shares her favorites adventures, must-try dishes and essential souvenirs - detailing the elements of each destination that should not be missed. If you’re home bound this summer, embark on a literary journey with Sofia as she recounts some of her most memorable adventures. Travels with Chufy: Destination Confidential. $50 Assouline


DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE TREATMENT

The Soin Excellence Secrets de SothysÂŽ with Sothys Rose stem cells and precious porcelain flower oil, elegantly and stylishly combines these ingredients for the ultimate unique treatment, an unforgettable well-being experience.


Clockwise from top: Constant (Dutch;; 1920–2005), Egill Jacobsen (Danish;; 19101998) To gule figurer (Two Yellow Figures), 1942 Oil on canvas, Eugène Brands (Dutch;; 19132002) Mask, 1946, Corneille (Belgian- born Dutch;; 1922-2010) L’ Oiseau- Papillon (The Butterfly Bird), 1978. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale;; Cobra Collection;; gift of Golda and Meyer Marks, M117 © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Art &Culture The not-to-be missed shows and news from the thriving South Florida Art Scene.

THE ART OF COBRA

Bhakti Baxter (Peace be with you), 2016 The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC)

Cultural Consortium

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami presents The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC), the largest government-sponsored grant program in the U.S. for artists living in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This exhibition celebrates the originality and potential of 25 South Florida artists whose works embrace conceptual art, addressing themes such as technology and internet culture, ideas of migration, or local and mainstream cultures. On display June 8–August 6, 2017 38 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 38 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

E

xplore the works of Cobra, an interdisciplinary European avantgarde movement whose significance to modern art in America and Europe is just beginning to be explored and understood. This exhibition explores Cobra artists’ innovative use of animal images and how they expressed elements of popular visual culture, especially those relating to the animalistic, instinctual, or “primitive.” The exhibit is a part of NSU Art Museum’s Regeneration Exhibition Series, and features works from its Golda and Meyer Marks Cobra Collection, the largest Cobra art collection in America. Human Animals: The Art Of Cobra will be on display at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale July 9th – September 10th.


CUBAN CONNECTION

This summer The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach presents a curated selling exhibit with historic and recent artworks from Cuban artists of the 80’s Generation. CUBAN ARTISTS: THE PRODIGIOUS DECADE will feature 75 works from some of the most important artists who pioneered contemporary art on the island. The selection of artworks was created by artists “who were raised after the ’59 revolution, and who mostly attended the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) school in Havana. These artists pushed the limits of what was permitted and prohibited at that time and thus emerged in tension with what the Revolution’s authorities considered as their fundamental tenets, for the Revolution sought to forbid anything that might stand opposed to its core values. This selection of pioneers who lived on and around the island’s shores, allows the viewer to feel and experience the undeniable courage of a generation of innovators who made and continue to make works of art without any rules but their own.”

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, June 2 – August 31

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW Creator and renowned international artist, Slava Polunin, and his talented cast of clowns return to Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the third run of SLAVA’s SNOWSHOW. Prepare for a theatrical spectacle filled with music, comedy and yes, snow, lots of it! Don’t miss this fun and unique show. Previews: July 12 & 13, Opening Night: July 14, runs through August 6. Ziff Ballet Opera House – Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 39 | 39


FORT LAUDERDALE'S LEADING ART MUSEUM OPENING JULY 9 Human Animals: The Art of Cobra

PLUS: Some Aesthetic Decisions: A Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain through September 3, 2017

Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection through September 10, 2017

JosĂŠ Bedia Fieldwork: Selections from the de la Cruz Collection and the Artist through October 8, 2016

David Levinthal: Recent Acquistions through October 8, 2017

William J. Glackens: A Modernist in the Making Selections from the Collection Ongoing

@nsuartmuseum nsuartmuseum.org | 954-525-5500 One East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Nova Southeastern University, Hudson Family Foundation, Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. NSU Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

40 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


A WORLD OF SCI E NCE

A planetarium, an aquarium, a laserlight show and more stunning displays from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

It’s official! The Phillip and Patricia

Frost Museum of Science has made the move from its home of 55 years in Coconut Grove, to a prime downtown location in Miami’s Museum Park. The architectural masterpiece, designed by Grimshaw Architects, spans 250,000 square feet and features four inter-connected buildings, the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings, where guests can explore the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much, much more. “Frost Science is a testimony to so many who gave their passion and dedication to making this a reality. The museum will be a place where our community can learn about 21st century science and technology in an era where science and technology is defining all that we do. Our goal is to be a vibrant educational resource to the local community and an international destination for visitors that encourages curiosity and investigation,” said Frank Steslow, Frost Science President.

Kids, and kids at heart can prepare to be wowed, fascinated and educated as they explore the facility’s 3-D 8Kprojection Planetariums, one of only 13 in the world, it features a 16 million color visual system using six projectors and surround sound inside – providing an ultra-real virtual journey for guests in the 250 seat arena. An engineering feat and stunning display, is the impressive 3 level Gulfstream Aquarium featuring fish, stingray, and tiny organism found within the coral. Each level offers guests a unique perspective on the environment, with the Deep level sharing the mysteries of the Gulf Stream’s depths through a one -of-a-kind, 31-foot- wide oculus lens and viewing portal that offers stunning views of the “stars of the exhibit”, the Gulf Stream sharks, who command loud cheers from onlookers at each appearance. Make your way to the North Wing to explore the “Feathers to the Stars” exhibit, where you’ll encounter a 30 foot feathered dinosaur and a supporting cast of feathered friends, as well as

explorations into the evolution and pioneers of human flight, from rockets to planes. This exhibit is particularly interactive offering lots of opportunities for hands-on exploration of some the theories and concepts being presented. Explore the physics of light and lasers at the LASERsHOW: Light, Color and Geometry, an installation with a dramatic series of lights that are displayed over guests’ heads, created by Matthew Schreiber. Bring the Everglades to life at the indoor/outdoor, River of Grass exhibit where digital animals frolic and interact, communicating a fun storyline of biodiversity, hydrology and environmental science. Last stop is the Lunar Terrace, a living roof showcasing native vegetation in an urban garden setting, located on the facility’s West Wing. After hours of exploration, enjoy views of Museum Park at the facility’s casual dining area.

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 41 | 41


BLENDING

&PURPOSE

PASSION

Photographer KT Merry applies her talents to help tackle the issue of animal conservation. by Amy Lynne Hayes


I read a quote about what wolves do on a daily basis. One of them was render loyalty, and that always stuck with me. I feel as strongly about endangered species as I do about friends and family.

I

t started with a concept of connection: your joy is my joy, your suffering is my suffering. It’s an underlying belief behind conservation, and one of the driving forces that led Miami-based photographer KT Merry to launch Render Loyalty, selling fine photographic artwork in support of threatened species. “I read a quote about what wolves do on a daily basis. One of them was render loyalty, and that always stuck with me. I feel as strongly about endangered species as I do about friends and family,” she explains. It was the morning of April 17, 2015 when an image of a male northern white rhino and his dedicated protectors scrolled across her computer screen. This particular rhino was reported to be the last of his kind, and this image a poignant statement on global human impact on all animals. “I always had in mind that I would eventually take photos of elephants in Africa, and endangered species,” Merry recalls. “It lit a fire under me to start making it happen.” Merry already had a well established career

44 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

as a destination wedding photographer, so it was a natural progression for her to apply her talents to a cause for change. Render Loyalty grew out of a desire to create a direct path between photographing and actually supporting endangered animals. Merry and her husband and business partner, Chad Keffer, took the initiative to travel to Africa, where they partnered with two select organizations at the forefront of the conservation efforts in Kenya. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust focuses on the needs of orphaned elephants, while the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy supports more than 70 mammal species, including rhinos, zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes. During their travels, Merry was able to gain firsthand insight into both organizations. “We were there from dawn until dusk, and saw everything they are doing,” she says. She now shares snippets of their day-to-day operations on the Render Loyalty blog. Telling the stories behind the scenes is imperative, she believes, as it helps people trust their efforts and in turn be more willing to support


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 45


46 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


their causes. And since not everyone is able to pack up their lives to volunteer in person, purchasing one of her photographs provides an opportunity to pledge financial support in return for a truly special piece of art. Since their launch in December 2016, Render Loyalty has donated $15,000 to the conservation efforts of its partner organizations. This is of course a promising start, and one Merry is committed to increasing as her project gains more awareness. The one thing she wants to make sure to prevent is this issue slipping through the cracks, and becoming a side thought, especially since animals do not have a voice of their own. “The larger government roles aren’t going to be able to fix this problem, it’s up to us to make whatever contribution we can,” Merry says, whether that be something as simple as a share on social media, or a financial pledge through purchasing a photograph.

Both of her Lewa series and DSWT series are available in different sized limited edition prints, with 20 percent of retail donated to the respective organization. Framed first editions are also for purchase, with 60 percent of retail donated. All are hand signed by KT Merry. Though she currently works exclusively with the two organizations in Kenya, she has a vision to expand to other continents and include other species in the future. And showing and selling her photography in person is helping her achieve that mission. She had a successful show of the Lewa series in New York City in November, and was included in an Earth Day exhibition at the Miami Beach Edition hotel in April. Her next scheduled appearance will be in November in Los Angeles to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, with 100 percent of retail going directly to support the organization. Merry has chosen a powerful medium to communicate her conservation message. “Art is a great connector of invoking emotion, and inviting people who might not get to see these animals in person into their world,” she says. And through the combined efforts of upstanding organizations, conservationists like Merry, and the support of the global community, these animals will still be with us for many years to come. MetropolitanLuxe.com | 47


Home & Design BEAT that! Designer Tom Dixon has created a series of lights in six distinctive pendant shapes. Inspired by the sculptural simplicity of traditional Indian water vessels and available in four finishes, all with a warm interior of beaten brass or silver plate. The BEAT collection includes Stout, Flat, Wide, Fat, Tall and Waist pendants as well as floor, table and wall lights. Available in black, brushed brass, while and grey. Visit Tomdixon.net

Dine Divine Wedgewood is combining world-class heritage with high-fashion influences with the launch of the Byzance Collection. Century motifs are heightened and evolved with stunning jewel tones, and geometric references to create a statement on the table. Accents with expressive kaleidoscope-like patterns and 22ct gold banded edges are the epitome of opulent dining, perfectly complementing the dinnerware. Byzance 5-Piece Place Setting retails for $230, with individual items and accessories ranging from $30 to $340.

48 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 52 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Foster Milano opens the first flagship store in the United States

Sleeping Beauty British craftsmanship meets American design.

Italian manufacturer, Foster Milano brings their exceptional range of products to the US with the launch of their first flagship store in Ft. Lauderdale. The brand’s new collections specifically designed for the American market range from cooking to washing and are now on display in the newly launched 4000 square foot showroom in Ft. Lauderdale. Visit Foster-us.com

British bed maker, Savior Beds has collaborated with American fabric and interior designer, Madeline Weinrib to create a stunning, one –of –a-kind piece. A shared affinity for handcrafting, and Weinrib’s love and admiration of the Savoir product is credited as the catalyst for the partnership. Highlighted by the shape of Savoir’s HARLECH headboard, Weinrib’s two pattern options, the ‘Bara Black & Hazelnut’ and ‘Black Foxtrot” offer a sophisticated drama perfectly at home in a range of interiors. The surround frame is upholstered in Nobilis ‘Angel Noir,’ all complemented by an elevated slim base to create a beautiful, understated silhouette. The Madeline Weinrib design is priced at $18,473.89, which includes a luxurious king-size Savoir No. 4 bedset and CW mattress topper. Visit Saviorbeds.com for details.

A HOME FOR SPIRITS

Roche Bobois Roller Bar Unit

Renowned designer, Toni Grilo has designed a stunning roller bar unit for Roche Bobois. The show-stopping unit features two rotating doors, 4 shelves, legs in solid beech with matte or glossy lacquer finish, and is available in 9 colors. Visit roche-bobois.com MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 53 | 49


TIMELESS BE AUT Y Brazil’s Saccaro celebrates 10 years of bringing artisanal sensibility to Miami’s design scene by Mariana Rodrigues

T

hey say “good design is obvious and great design is transparent.” Walking through Saccaro’s Midtown Miami furniture showroom, the light, airy, inviting designs don’t beckon your attention, but welcome you with open arms and instantly evoke a feeling of calm and tranquility. Born in 1946 from the handicraft traditions of the Italians who settled in the city of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, Saccaro’s history of world-class, simple, yet elegant craftsmanship dates back 70 years. Today, in 70 stores and countless hospitality projects across 25 countries, Saccaro combines artisanal craftsmanship and modern styles and techniques to create a timeless style all their own. From one of the country’s largest gold mines during the 1980s gold rush, to the stingrays found along Brazil’s coastline and the idyllic beaches of Fernando de Noronha, its style is inspired by the rich landscapes, shapes, textures and history of Brazil.

50 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Clockwise From Top: Saccaro USA Midtown Miami Flagship Showroom, Katia and Luis Silva, owners of Saccaro USA. Opposite page: Serra Palada Table by Roque Frizzo

Each Saccaro collection is designed by award-winning Brazilian or Brazil-based designers and architects. Countless artists such as Emerson Borges, Guto Indio da Costa, Roque Frizzo, Maria Cristina de Azevedo Moura, Ana Luísa Lo Pumo, and Zanini de Zanine Caldas have lent their craft and vision to one of Saccaro’s signature collections. During this year’s iconic São Paulo art fair, SP-Arte, Saccaro partnered with Fernando e Humberto Campana and Casa Vogue to create a one-of-a-kind puzzle like buffet piece made with marble and jequitibá wood. Proceeds were donated to Instituto Campana, an organization that uses design in innovative ways to help vulnerable communities in Brazil. “Design on paper and design in real life is quite different. That is why our designers follow every step of the production process from the conceptualization of the piece, to the selection of raw, locally sourced materials to the final approval,” says Katia Silva, who, along with her husband Luis, brought Saccaro to the United States 10 years ago.

Together they grew Saccaro US to include the Midtown Miami showroom, a Doral Factory Store, and two in-store galleries in Aventura and Hollywood. In celebration of the brand’s 10-year anniversary in the US, Luis and Katia entrusted Myrna Porcaro, the acclaimed Brazilian architect and interior designer, to reimagine the 11,000 square-foot Midtown Miami Flagship Showroom. The beautifully designed space houses Saccaro’s new 2017 summer collection, an unexpected, but lovely mix of mid-century modern with the brand’s iconic artisanal feel perfectly fitting to Miami aesthetics. The showroom also carries an extensive collection of decorative accessories and rugs, ranging from glass vases to driftwood sculptures, simple pots and planters to wall mirrors and botanicals.

“I often have customers who come into the showroom and tell me they’ve owned one of our pieces for many years, and still love it as much as the day they bought it,” said Katia. “That is what Saccaro is all about – the experience of having a beautiful, quality, and timeless piece in your home.” To bring that experience to the public, Saccaro in-store “Gallerias” are now opening their doors in some of the most respected furniture retailers in the country, including Addison House Miami. You can also experience Saccaro at hotels and residences across South Florida, including 1 Hotel & Residences in Miami Beach and Edgewater’s Paramount Bay, as well as around the world. To learn more about Saccaro USA and the 2017 Summer Collection please visit www.saccaro.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 57 | 51


THOUGHTFULLY DETAILED, THOUGHTFULLY DETAILED, IMPECCABLY TAILORED, IMPECCABLY DESIGNED TOTAILORED, PLEASE. DESIGNED TO PLEASE.

THE THOMAS PHEASANT COLLECTION BakerFurniture.com

THE THOMAS PHEASANT COLLECTION BakerFurniture.com


54 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 60 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


ALFRESCO DINING The expert’s guide to creating the ultimate summer soiree. Renowned designer Carleton Varney, Acclaimed chef Adrianne Calvo and master mixologist Jaime Salas, show us how to throw an unforgettable outdoor party this summer

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 61 | 55


Image provided courtesy of Dorothy Draper and Company, Inc

56 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 62 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Image provided courtesy of Dorothy Draper and Company, Inc

THE DECOR ˜ Carleton Varney

C

arleton Varney is without a doubt one of America’s most renowned designers, he has put his signature touch on countless hotels and resorts all over the world, including The Waldorf Towers, Plaza Hotel in New York and The Breakers in Palm Beach. In years past he was the design consultant to the Carter Presidential Library and for numerous State functions at the White House. As president of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States, and of course a pre-eminent expert in home décor, we have asked Carleton to share his expert tips for creating a fabulous setting for an alfresco South Florida summer party. With a design philosophy that stresses the use of bright colors and the rejection of the impractical, uncomfortable and drab, Carleton offers these bold and imaginative tips: 1. ACCESSORIES. Find accessories (plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, etc.) that are either disposable or easily cleaned. There are so many great colorful accessories for entertaining on the

market. You can find a variety of pinks, orange, pineapple yellow, and in cool yachting colors such as sailor blue and white with touches of red. 2. LIGHTING. Summertime night lighting is essential to a great cocktail party under the stars. If you don’t have a silver moon above you, hang a colorful Japanese lantern from wires in a nearby tree. Votive candles are practical and won’t blow out in the wind. 3. EXTRA TOUCHES. I often light pathways with brown paper bags with turned down cuffs. Fill the bags with sand to provide weight, then stick candles into the sand, light the wick, and the bag will protect flame. 4. COVERINGS. For a country picnic consider checkered kitchen towels as napkins. Think colors of blue and white, green and white, or red and white. They serve as great lap covers as well. 5. MIX & MATCH. Use wooden bowls of mixed sizes and shapes on your buffet table for salads, chicken wings, coleslaw, and fresh corn. What about an old wooden wheel barrel filled with country red cherries?

6. SEATING. Folding chairs come in all shapes and designs these days such as bamboo, wicker, as well as wood. And if you need extra seating don’t be concerned about the mix. Pull up whatever lightweight chairs you own. Let the mix happen. Ditto with the dishes, cups, and saucers. 7. THE FLOWERS. My favorite flowers for casual entertaining- Queen Anne’s lace. If I’m entertaining in the south, then I go for magnolia leaves and rhododendrons. To keep rhododendrons looking fresh, once they start to wilt give them a gentle shower in your own bathroom. Water resurrects them! Love Carleton’s tips? Pick up a copy of his latest book Decorating On The Waterfront. With stunning images of new design projects in this collection of inspirational stories, this book brings into focus Varney’s career long journey to bring elements and inspirations from the world around us to life at home. $95 visit CarletonVarney.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 63 | 57


THE FOOD

Chef Adrianne Calvo

F

or unpretentious food with maximum flavor we turned to South Florida’s most beloved chef, Adrianne Calvo. Chef-owner of award winning restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar, and author of cookbook, #MaximumFlavor Social, Chef Adrianne’s heart and soul approach to cooking has resulted in “off the charts good” meals that keep her fans coming back. For our alfresco summer soiree, Chef Adrianne has lined up a colorful, tasty and easy to execute selection of dishes. Let’s get cooking!

RECIPE Mexican Street Corn + Sofrito Aioli + Shaved Jalapeno (Serves: 4) Ingredients: 4 ears Corn, husked 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

58 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 64 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

1 tablespoon red bell pepper, minced 1 tablespoon yellow onion, minced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/4 cup beer 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup cotija cheese 1 teaspoon Tajin, Mexican seasoning 1 lime, quartered Shaved jalapeno Shaved radishes Minced chives Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Slather corn with butter and place on a baking sheet. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes. Meanwhile make the sofrito by sautéing bell peppers, onion, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add cumin and tomato paste. Stir. Add beer, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add cilantro. Set

aside and allow to cool. Once it’s cooled, fold the sofrito into the mayonnaise. Allow the cooked corn to cool for a few minutes then slather the corn with sofrito aioli. Top with cotija cheese and sprinkle with Tajin. Add shaved jalapeno, radish, and chives. Serve with lime.


WANT MORE FROM CHEF ADRIANNE?

RECIPE THREE MELON GREEK SALAD Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette Serves : 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup seedless watermelon, cubed 1 cup honey dew melon, cubed 1 cup cantaloupe, cubed 1 cup cucumber, seeded and cubed 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup black olives, pitted and halved 1 1/3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, Chives, for garnish Directions: In small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix vigorously until well combined. In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and toss. Allow to sit for 15 minutes for flavors to come together. Add the dressing to the bowl but reserve a spoonful for garnishing later if desired. Toss with large spoons being careful not to bruise the melons.

You can serve this salad right away but it’s best when refrigerated for 30 minutes to 1 hour. To serve, spoon in the center of a plate, drizzle with extra dressing, and garnish with a chive.

Access more than 75 mouth watering recipes in her cookbook #MaximumFlavor Social – including what Chef Adrianne refers to as the “greatest hits” from her acclaimed restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar. Also discover how social media has been a platform for her to connect with her followers, in the featured Facebook, Twitter, and instagram comments from her fans included in the book. Available on Amazon.

“Pink Lemonade” Watermelon Lemonade Slushies (Serves: 4) Ingredients: 4 cups frozen watermelon cubes 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1 bunch mint leaves, plus more for garnish 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 ½ oz gin 4 watermelon wedges, small, for garnish 4 watermelon slices, thin as possible for garnish Directions: Cube the watermelon and place in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze, at least 2 hours. Keep frozen until ready to use.

to remove the mint leaves. Place all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender. Puree until thick, then slowly add in the gin until a thick and creamy texture develops. Divide into 4 glasses and Place the sugar, water and serve. (If you don’t want to mint in a small saucepan and use alcohol, replace with bring to a boil. Reduce heat additional lemonade) Garnish to a simmer and cook for 10 with watermelon slice along minute. Let sit for at least 15 the glass, mint sprig, and minutes. Before using, strain watermelon wedge.

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 65 | 59


Tequila Connoisseur,

JAIME SALAS

THE DRINKS

C

onnoisseur and expert tequila taster, Jaime Salas is the “go to” guy on all things tequila. With a Certificado de Catador Entrenado given by world renowned Master Tequilera Ana Maria Romero, a Tequila Expert & Taster certification from the Academia Mexicana de Vino, and Tequila y Mezcal S.A. and a Master Mezcalier accreditation given by Comercam, which is the government entity in Mexico that regulates mezcal production and certification – Jaime is the first person we reached out to for tips on creating the ultimate summer tequila cocktail! The result - The Veracruzana cocktail. “The Veracruzana cocktail is summer in a glass! The fresh pineapple provides a bright golden glow, reminding you of long sun-filled summer days. Its refreshing tropical taste is bursting with mouthwatering agave, complimented by the basils aromatic peppery taste. Veracruzana is perfect for a summer gathering outdoors”, says Jaime. Jaime’s accrued encyclopedic knowledge of all aspects of the spirit from the growing of the agave to the methods of production has earned him the coveted position as Milagro Tequila Ambassador, Eastern United States.

60 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 66 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

RECIPE VERACRUZANA BY JAIME SALAS Ingredients 2 parts Milagro Reposado ¾ parts agave nectar 1 part fresh lime juice 4 parts pineapple chunks 2 parts basil leaves Preparation: Muddle pineapple and basil leaves in a Boston shaker glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish: Pineapple and basil Glass: Rocks glass


“

The Veracruzana cocktail is summer in a glass! The fresh pineapple provides a bright golden glow, reminding you of long sun-filled summer days. Its refreshing tropical taste is bursting with mouthwatering agave, complimented by the basils aromatic peppery taste. Veracruzana is perfect for a summer gathering outdoor - JAIME SALAS

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 67 | 61


PATIO PERFECT Summer’s must-haves for taking your outdoor space from plain to just plain gorgeous!

64 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 1 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


1

Ancient Inspiration

Bring friends and family together in this stunning new collection by Ethimo. Inspired by the classical architecture element, the “exedra� - a semi-circular space where social gatherings and philosophical debates were held at the time of the Ancient Romans. The Esedra Collection, designed by Luca Nichetto features a complete range of furniture for a contemporary outdoor look, establishing a relationship between the various materials, such as the synthetic fiber used for the seatbacks, treated with a technology that recreates the sensation of natural woven fiber. Comes in a variety of upholstered fabrics and features aluminum legs. Visit Ethimo.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 2 | 65


2

Seaspiration

Holly Hunt Moray Collection Inspired by the elegant and fluid motion of the sea, the Holly Hunt Moray Collection features 25 beautifully designed pieces that bring the sophistication of indoor furniture to the outdoors. “The goal was to create a fresh new collection for outdoor with comfort and ease of use, and completely teak-free! It is designed with clean, architectural lines featuring woven surfaces on bronze and silver toned metal finishes.” – Holly Hunt Visit www.hollyhunt.com

66 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 3 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


3 Roche Bobois ESCAPADE OUTDOOR Sofa Bring color and life to any outdoor space with Roche Bobois’ ESCAPADE OUTDOOR Collection designed by Zeno Nugari. Upholstered in MICHELANGELO and patterned PAPAVERO OUTDOOR fabrics, from MISSONI HOME. The set of back cushions can be positioned freely on the sofa. Entirely removable covers and all fabrics are treated for an outdoor use. The internal structure is protected by waterproof polyurethane, back in varnished metal with epoxy powder finish and special outdoor Dryfeel foam.

Outdoor Escapade

Visit Roche-Bobois.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 4 | 67


DEDON PARASOL Take a shady break from the blazing South Florida sun with a DEDON PARASOL for your outdoor lounge and dining areas — for memorable moments in the shade on the beach, by the pool or in your garden. The easy-care parasol fabric has been especially designed for outdoor use, and offers a stylish yet robust solution to your shade requirements.

Visit dedon.de

68 | MetropolitanLuxe.com 5 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

4

Welcomed SHADE


5 Curves & Comfort KATACHI BY JANICE FELDMAN brings a new dimension of style and versatility to any space. Inspired by classic Japanese design, “Kata” meaning form and “Chi”, meaning magic. The collections signature statement making curves definitely adds an element of the artistic and whimsical. Visit www.janusetcie.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 69 MetropolitanLuxe.com | 6


70 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 81


Travel & Leisure MEMBERS ONLY: 1 Hotel South Beach launches Miami’s newest VIP Members-Only Beach Club lounge chair beachfront with waiters always nearby, ready to take drink and farm-fresh food orders.

Just in time for Summer! 1 Hotel South Beach launches an exclusive amenity packed membership program, Beach Club, the first of its kind for the 1 Hotels brand. Membership provides unprecedented access to the hotel’s 600 feet span of pure white sand beachfront property, plus a plethora of first class amenities and services. Premium level service begins at the door – members arrive through a private entrance off the main entryway, which includes complimentary valet parking. Members can also enjoy reserved seating, where they can opt to relax in a private air-conditioned cabana poolside, or soak up the sun in a

80 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

The initial phase of the Beach Club launch opens up exclusive access to 1 Hotel South Beach’s Spartan Gym (the first of its kind), curated wellness programming, and supervised activities for the kids. Special member pricing is available for services at Bamford Haybarn Spa, on food and beverage on property including James Beard Award-nominated Chef Matthew Kenney’s pltnhouse, and for all 1 Hotel room bookings. To maximize convenience, members also receive charging privileges on property. For a simple, seamless experience everywhere on the 1 Hotel South Beach grounds, members can create a house account with their preferred payment method on file for charges made on all goods and services. Beach Club membership also offers access to invite-only events including art exhibitions, intimate concerts and culinary experiences—the benefits are endless.

▲ LONDON’S SECRET GARDEN If you’re heading across the pond this summer, be sure to stop by The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane to enjoy the return of the hidden terrace, complete with a new laid back ground floor Hennessy Lounge, a delectable tapas style menu featuring street food from around the world, and signature Secret Garden Veuve Clicquot Champagne Terrace. Sip on signature Champagne and enjoy a range of new delicious cocktails while listening to the cool summer beats. This is the ultimate high-end summer hang out in the heart of Mayfair. The Secret Garden is open daily from 12:00 noon until 11:00 pm and operates a no-booking policy.

Founding Beach Club membership is priced at $3,600 for single or $5,000 for families. The second phase will include a newly developed members-only Beach Lounge space overlooking the ocean, with expected completion in Spring 2018. For more information please visit: membersclub.1hotels.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 71


1945

CONNEXION BY RICHARD FRINIER


Renderings courtesy of The Heart of Europe Hotels & Resorts

The eight main rooms include a Sky Majlis and Sky Bedroom on the upper level and a Sea Family Room and Sea Bedroom on the sea level. The totally submerged level features an Underwater Ladies Room and Master Bedroom, A Coral Entertainment Room and a Coral Guest Bedroom. During the daytime all rooms can be used to serve various purposes and by night, they can be transformed into luxury sleeping accommodation.

UNDER THE SEA: Dubai’s Floating Seahorse Signature Edition

F

ollowing the success of the world’s first Floating Seahorse since its official unveiling in early 2015, the developer, Kleindienst has announced the launch of The Signature Edition, a new icon now in the making in the UAE. Inspired by Emirati culture and lifestyle and leading European designs, The Signature Edition of The Floating Seahorse has been developed especially for families with guests, groups and children of all ages. To ensure an authentic European experience, a team of experienced architects and interior designers have created The Signature Edition which is an impressive and unique fusion between Europe and the Emirates in a truly contemporary style to offer versatility, comfort and luxury marine style living in the Arabian Gulf. The east meets the west!

When not enclosed, these outdoor areas can be used for alfresco entertaining all-year-round thanks to the introduction of climate controlled technology and innovation. Each Signature Edition Floating Seahorse spans an impressive 4,004 square feet across three levels and will be home to unique special features, state-of-the-art technology and smart home automation.

The spectacular underwater level will boast two totally submerged en-suite underwater bedrooms with a view to the surrounding coral garden and marine life from the master bedroom. The living areas in the underwater level alone will span 861 square feet and the coral garden will exceed 600 square feet in size. What’s more, The Signature Edition gives owners the opportunity to personalize their Floating Seahorse with their own individual signature style and taste. Inspired by the true meaning of a signature, each Floating Seahorse will be bespoke and distinctive. You can select from a variety of different premium quality finishes ranging from flooring and kitchens to bathrooms. Even the interior design and soft-furnishings can be customized to your preferences. Owners are invited to sit with Kleindienst’s team of expert interior designers to create their dream marine style retreat. Designed, engineered and built in the UAE, 40 Signature Edition Floating Seahorses are now under production and are currently priced at AED 12 million. The Signature Edition of The Floating Seahorse will be an idyllic and exclusive holiday retreat for UAE residents and international tourists. Visit www.thefloatingseahorse.com

Offering four flexi living / sleeping areas, The Signature Edition accommodates up to eight adults and eight children and provides the versatility whereby each level can be adapted to suit individual needs as and when required. Each unit can also be customized to ensure the ultimate in privacy by fully enclosing the outdoor areas on the sea level and upper level. MetropolitanLuxe.com | 83 MetropolitanLuxe.com | 73


INTRODUCING BH BURGER BAR As Bal Harbour’s first gourmet burger restaurant, BH Burger Bar offers a customizable menu featuring build-your-own burgers, gourmet franks, wings, signature sides and indulgent shakes paired with local craft beer, all in a lively and relaxed space. From the decadent Signature Burger and the Truffle Parmesan Tater Tots to the Waygu Beef Dog and the Salted Caramel Milkshake, the new BH Burger Bar sets a new standard for casual, yet elevated fare in Bal Harbour. 74 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

st. regis bal harbour 9703 collins avenue miami beach, florida BHBurgerBar.com 1.305.993.0711


SPECTACULAR STAYCATION

Eau Palm Beach, The Ultimate Escape Looking for the ultimate staycation? Escape to an intimate beach retreat just a few miles away - situated on seven acres of tropical gardens with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning oceanfront escape. With everything you’ll need and more from the perfect city break, distinctive amenities including the Eau Spa, four restaurants and lounges. This summer choose from a selection of fabulous packages: The Girls Getaway package, which includes a glass of champagne upon arrival, a complimentary beach bag, luxurious accommodations for two nights, choice of one spa treatment* daily per person in the Forbes Five-Star Eau Spa, a choice of one cocktail or mocktail daily in Breeze Ocean Kitchen or Stir Bar & Terrace and complimentary transportation* (one-way) to Worth Avenue or Downtown Delray Beach. Top it off with a complimentary makeover at Neiman Marcus Palm Beach with glass of champagne and take-home gift. *A minimum two-night stay is required and package is available for up to two persons per room. Spa treatment includes choice of Self-Centered Massage, Essence Facial, Personal Training Session, Hair Cut, or 90-minute

Manicure/Pedicure. Complimentary transportation is available for onetime only. Cannot be combined with any other offers and available for stays from March 1st - December 31, 2017. Eaummm Yoga Rocks Retreat: Book during August when celebrity instructor and renowned “Bad Boy of Yoga” Eric Paskel, hosts the first “Eaummm Yoga Rocks Retreat.” Planned yoga sessions will zen out to a Prince-themed soundtrack, another 80’s version, and there’s even a class that will challenge students to execute all movements while remaining in one spot (for two hours!). Eaummm Yoga Rocks Retreat with Eric Paskel Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa August 11-13, 2017 $899 per person - includes accommodations, all access pass to yoga classes, spa amenities, pools, private beach and daily breakfast.

Eaummm Yoga Rocks Sample Class Highlights Yoga Rocks: Prince - Celebrating this thing called life and the legendary Prince. Yoga Rocks will make you rethink what a yoga class is. Refreshing, inspiring, awakening, heartfelt, loud, and lots of fun. A kickyour-asana kind of class. One spot Yoga - An asana practice that challenges the student to essentially stay in one spot the entire practice. Requires a great deal of concentration and determination, which results in an elevation of your practice. Yin ‘On The Rocks’ - Yin Yoga is quiet, subtle, and deep. Its physical purpose is to work beneath the muscle tissue delving into our connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones, cartilage and the deepest facia networks in the body. MetropolitanLuxe.com | 75


Hello Beautiful!

Alfa Romeo launches Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models in US The true manifestation of Italian performance, craftsmanship and design, Alfa Romero launches the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models in the US. With a wide-ranging list of standard features, including an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, directinjection turbo I-4 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering a class-leading 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque, Alfa DNA drive mode selector, class-exclusive carbon fiber driveshaft, dual exhaust with bright tips, 18-inch aluminum wheels (available 19- and 20-inch wheels), leather seating, backup camera with rear park sensors, remote start, passive entry with keyless & go, Formula One-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated push-button start – we’d say there is a lot to love in this SUV. MSRP* starting at $41,995. Visit alfaromerousa.com

76 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 77


SUMMER in the CITY 20 AMAZING WAYS TO PASS THE SUMMER DAYS By Robin Bradley Hansel

78| |MetropolitanLuxe.com 1 MetropolitanLuxe.com


WHETHER WATCHING MESMERIZING MERMAIDS, WALKING THE PRISTINE MARSHES OF THE EVERGLADES, OR BECOMING A MANGO CONNOISSEUR, OUR SIZZLING PICKS WILL JUMPSTART YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES.

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 79


FIVE IS FAB Embark on an extravagant, private 5-hour fishing excursion for five with St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort Executive Chef Franck Steigerwald to celebrate the resort’s fifth year. Return for a 5-course meal and cooking demo in the new Atlantikós restaurant. The Fifth Anniversary Catch & Cook experience is an add-on package for $5,000 and is subject to availability. For advance booking call Anthony Rostock at 305-993-0430. Stregisbalharbour.com

PARADISE FOR THE SENSES Visit the lavish Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, celebrating the wonder of architectural and artistic achievement with breathtaking vistas and beautiful works of art. Built during the height of the Gilded Age, when luxury and opulence were at their peak, discover why millionaire James Deering chose this coastal property for his private estate. Vizcaya.org 80 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


MANGOS, GLORIOUS MANGOS Looking to stimulate your palate? Stop by the 25th Annual International Mango Festival in Coral Gables, Florida for a celebration unlike any other. Take part in a variety of mangothemed lectures and cooking demonstrations. Sample craft beers or bid on your favorite varieties in the WorldFamous Mango Auction. July 1-2. Fairchildgarden.org

FASHION-FORWARD CABANAS Lounge by an oceanfront pool, under the shade of a cabana at the newly renovated Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton. Designed by fashion visionary Trina Turk, whose signature boutiques stretch from New York to L.A., the new California-inspired cabanas feature bold patterns from Turk’s 2017 collection, complete with candles, ice buckets and side tables. Diplomatresort.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 81


INTERNATIONAL STREET ART Take a walk through the Wynwood Art District in Miami. These visually captivating works of art include more than 40 murals by over 20 different artists from around the world. Stop by the Kenny Scharf Garden where a beautiful fountain and giant mural commemorate the life of Tony Goldman, the man who first brought these walls to life during Art Basel. The best part is, admission is totally free! Thewynwoodwalls.com

THOROUGHBRED THRILLS Take a trip to Hallandale Beach for a visit to Gulfstream Park. Thursday through Sunday, experience racing from a luxury suite in the Grandstands. Afterwards, stop by the casino and test your luck against one of the over 800 slot machines or prove your skill in a game of high-stakes poker. Gulfstream Park also has a variety of scheduled events and concerts for all ages, along with a variety of dining options. Gulfstreampark.com

82 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


KING OF THE WORLD Enjoy a day on the water, soaking in the magnificent splendor of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a luxurious yacht. With the convenience and affordability of Luxury Day Charters, customers can rent a fully staffed yacht for up to seven days at a time. Smaller yachts are available for parties of up to 12 guests or larger vessels for parties of 13 or more. Luxurydaycharters.com

FOODIE FANTASY ▲ Let the professionals at the Biltmore Culinary Academy “whisk” you away to a world of gastronomic bliss. As the only hotel in North America with a recreational cooking school, the Biltmore Culinary Academy offers a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels. Whether it’s casually cooking for friends and family, or learning how to become the next Bobby Flay, get the tools and insight you need to succeed. Biltmorehotel.com/bca/

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 83


LEGENDARY BATTLE For soccer fans, El Clรกsico Miami is the event of a lifetime. Defending La Liga champion FC Barcelona and defending UEFA Champions league winner Real Madrid C.F. will face each for the first time in North America as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken. Leading up to the first soccer match played in the newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium, is a week of excitement and fun with concerts, beach parties and art events for fans. July 26-29 Elclasico.internationalchampionscup. com

84 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


YOUR PASS TO ADVENTURE The South Florida Adventure Pass provides a host of engaging funfilled, affordable opportunities. Annual price includes free admission into five different Florida attractions: Flamingo Gardens in Davie/Fort Lauderdale; Jungle Island or the Perez Art Museum Miami (both in Miami); Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston; or the Young At Art Museum in Davie. Children ($35); Adults ($45) Southfloridaadventurepass.com

GO, SPEED RACER Satisfy your inner urge to put the pedal to the metal without earning a speeding ticket. Under the instruction professionals at the Sports Car Driving Experience at the Homestead/Miami Speedway and Palm Beach International Speedway in Jupiter, Florida, participants get the opportunity to experience the thrill of zooming around the track in a Corvette in one or two day racing school courses. Call 1.800.453.5506 Sportscardrivingexperience.com

THE ULTIMATE ESCAPE Worry and anxiety melt away as you reach the peak of relaxation and inner peace. The Escape the Day package offered by the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort provides over six hours of dedicated professional relaxation therapy. The day includes the participant’s choice of a private fitness class followed by a head-to-toe North Beach Drift exfoliation and seawater wrap treatment, a Carillon Signature Pedicure, a Repair and Replenish Hair Treatment, and a mouthwatering lunch. Could life get much better? Carillonhotel.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 85


PART OF THEIR WORLD

Mingle with the mermaids at the Wreck Bar at the B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Since the 1950s, Wreck Bar has entertained and amused locals and travelers. Resembling an underwater shipwreck, visitors gaze out the porthole windows of the bar into a massive pool. Every Friday and Saturday, the bar hosts its live underwater MeduSirena Mermaid Show providing the guests with an amazing performance while they dine on delicious fresh seafood. Bhotelsandresorts.com/b-ocean/ wreck-bar

86 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


BACK TO NATURE

WORTH THE TRIP

Grab your walking stick and roll up your pant legs. Guided tours through the Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Florida will help you reconnect with the natural beauty of the Florida Everglades. Encounter beautiful flowers and natural birds on a 2-hour Eco Swamp tour behind legendary nature photographer Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery. Clydebutcher.com/big-cypress/ swamp-walks/

Stroll the iconic streets of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida perusing the unique, upscale shops. Enjoy the lavish atmosphere as you watch a colorful parade of people and pampered pets. With over 200 local shops and restaurants dedicated to exceptional customer service for the most demanding clientele, experience one-of-akind art, exquisite fashion designs, gourmet food and more. Worth-avenue.com

THE KEYS TO HAPPINESS Take a trip just a few hours south to Old Key West, where you can weave your way through the historic and the whimsical. Tour the house of Ernest Hemingway and pet some six-toed cats (Hemingwayhome.com). Sample your way around town in search of the world’s best key lime pie, and end the day watching the sunset at Mallory Square dock (mallorysquare.com). The next day, head back north to Key Largo for some underwater exploring at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Pennekamppark.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 87


BRING IT ON DOWN TO BEERVILLE ▲ On Labor Day weekend, “hop” down to the 7th Annual Key West Brew Fest. Sample over 200 craft beers from around the country and enjoy fun activities such as beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars, and the Signature Tasting Festival Event. August 31 –September 4. Keywestbrewfest.com

88 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

SALSA IS IN SESSION Miami Salsa Congress is an annual celebration of Salsa music. Over the course of the 5-day music and dance festival at Deauville Beach Resort, a variety of parties, workshops, shows, and concerts all converge into one massive celebration with some of Salsa’s most successful pioneers and over 500 performers July 26-30.


FORE! Play the flawless fairways and gorgeous greens of five of South Florida’s top golf courses. Take on Jack Nicklaus’ famous Bear Trap at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. Test your skills on Robert Trent Jones’ Turnberry Isle Miami course. Experience the breathtaking ocean views at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Conquer the infamous Blue Monster at Trump National Doral Miami. Tee it up on the Scottish-inspired Biltmore course. Whatever your skill level, the opportunities for golf lovers are limitless.

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME

Spend an afternoon sipping tea in the comfort of the newly opened La Gourmandise lounge at the heart of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. The tradition of afternoon tea is one that has been cherished by St. Regis for decades. With the largest selection of teas in Miami, the resort’s Bird Cage Signature High Tea includes a delicious assortment of savory and sweet treats and teas presented in a captivating way. Stregisbalharbor.com/LaGourmandise MetropolitanLuxe.com | 89


LET US TELL YOUR BRAND STORY Design Advertising Custom Publishing Brand Communications

Mettle W W W . M E T T L E A G E N C Y. C O M 90 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Health & Fitness MEET POWER RIDE THE TRAINERS

Driven by intense competition? Go head-to-head with other riders on an in-stadium TorqBoard, which displays live race stats and class rankings. Experience Flywheel Sports proprietary technology, which helps class participants experience spinning and barre in a new, highly interactive way at any one of the three South Florida locations, Miami Workout your way! Shape your life, with the help Beach, North Miami and Boca Raton. of the best female fitness trainers in the world!

SWEAT it. Looking for a new way to get in shape? SWEAT, a newly debuted app for women seeking education, inspiration and support for their health and fitness goals may be the perfect solution. Fitness and lifestyle mavens, Kayla Itsines, Sjana Elise and Kelsey Wells provide a range of workout programs, including bodyweight, weight training, post-pregnancy and yoga, via the SWEAT app, offering the freedom to find a style of training that fits any lifestyle.

Flywheel’s performance technology puts the power in your hands — literally. On every bike, the proprietary TechPacks allows riders to track their work effort at every point in the ride. With total control over resistance and RPMs, riders are motivated to beat their own personal records, ride after ride. The performance stats are always stored in Flywheel’s iPhone app and on their website, so riders can track their progress and set future goals. Setting, managing, and achieving fitness goals has never been more motivating – try it for yourself! Visit flywheelsports.com

Kelsey’s post-pregnancy program is designed to assist new moms to regain their strength after having children. Taking a holistic approach to health after birth, Kelsey focuses on encouraging women to care for and nurture their bodies too. Kayla’s signature 28-minute resistance workouts

take users through a routine to target arms, abs, legs or full body. SWEAT’s resident yogi, Sjana Elise, has a deep-seated passion for helping women to feel positive, energized and strong. In addition to the “follow along” workout videos, the SWEAT app provides a variety of tools including A PLANNER to schedule and manage workouts, a WATER AND STEP TRACKER, CHALLENGES , like extra workouts and fit tests, as well as SHOPPING LISTS and RECIPES – just about everything you’ll need to achieve and maintain your fitness goals. Visit www.sweat.com

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 91


FIRS T I N LIN E 1 Hotel South Beach is cementing its spot as Miami’s “go to” spot for the ultimate in health and wellness, housing the world’s first Spartan gym. Train and tone in this impressive space spanning 14,000 square feet, complete with ropes, obstacles, and direct access to local Certified Spartan trainers. Members can test their limits through Spartan private sessions or dedicated classes including Spartan Obstacle Conditioning, Ripped, Sunset Core Flow on the yoga deck and a variety of specialized kids classes. Recharge

after the workout in the sauna-equipped locker rooms, designed and maintained to the pristine standards of 1 Hotels. Guests of 1 Hotel Miami Beach may enjoy this facility free of charge. Non-guests can purchase drop-in classes for $20. Visit www.1hotels.com/south-beach T I P – refuel after your grueling workout at Matthew Kenney’s newly debuted restaurant, Plnthouse. Select something from the whole, healthful, and delicious plant-based menu items

that complement the environmentally-conscious, 1 Hotel South Beach lifestyle. Open for breakfast through early dinner, guests can maintain their diets by grabbing vegan or vegetarian wraps, salads, smoothies and bowls.

Adidas by Stella McCartney jumps into 2017 with a Spring/ Summer campaign that celebrates the rule-breaking and trail-blazing attitude of the modern female athlete. This season, Karlie Kloss is joined by sprint star Octavious Freeman and renowned yoga instructor Chelsey Korus as they champion the pursuit of new challenges, shaking up routines and embracing variety together.

INSPIRED FASHIONS Adidas by Stella McCartney

92 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

“The adidas by Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2017 campaign is about inspiring today’s women to test themselves, wherever their workout takes them. We wanted to celebrate their incredible energy manifested through movement and creativity, as well as the exceptionally dynamic lifestyles that Karlie, Octavious and Chelsey lead. These three women show that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything,” says Stella McCartney.


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 93


ICI LONDRES - Photographe : Elene Usdin

Enchanter la vie T R E AT A L C O H O L R E S P O N S I B LY - T H I N K O F Y O U R H E A LT H - D R I N K S E N S I B LY


Japanese Fining Dining - Dashi Opens At River Yacht Club

Food & Drink

Japanese style meets RYC’s nautical spirit in a pristine jewel box setting seating 80. Dashi, a stand-alone restaurant within Miami’s River Yacht Club serves a la carte selections - divided into elegant salads, hot dishes, decadent cold offerings (like the ocean scallops served with Russian osetra caviar and yuzu), soups and udons - perhaps the inspiration for the restaurant’s name (“dashi” is the Japanese word for broth), sushi & sashimi, sourced from across the world, with much of the fresh fish flown in from Japan, as well as sides. There is a full bar offering wine, Japanese beers and a coveted selection of Japanese whiskeys and sakes, as well as an impressive cocktails list. Visit www.DashiRestaurant.com.

World’s Most Expensive Macarons & more unprecented luxury experiences at the St. Regis Bal Harbour The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, in partnership with renowned French glassmaker, LALIQUE introduce a series of exceptional luxury experiences for guests. As a play on the resort’s address at 9703 Collins Avenue, The St Regis Bal Harbour presents the most expensive macarons in the world at $9,703. The Crystal Macarons made with white tea, decorated with gold, rests on a cushion of sugar crystals and sit within an outstanding LALIQUE Dahlia-shaped crystal box that guests can take home as a keepsake. Included with purchase of the Crystal Macarons is an overnight stay at one of the new fourbedroom Sky Palace Suites, where the macarons are served with Afternoon Tea on one of the suite’s four oceanfront balconies. As if the one-of-a-kind macarons were not enough, the resort has taken their partnership with the glassmaker a step further by developing a unique cocktail program consisting of three

signature cocktails served in beautiful (take-home) LALIQUE glassware for $200 each. The three signature LALIQUE cocktails include the Muses, inspired by the Sirènes Collection by LALIQUE & Terry Rodgers (and is made with Hayman’s 1850 Reserve Gin, fresh lemon, chamomile infused honey syrup, and raspberry. The Eternal, inspired by the Butterfly series: Hope, Love and Beauty by LALIQUE & Damien Hirst, and is made with Hendrix Gin, Elderflower liqueur, grapefruit bitters and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Finally, the Sensory Awareness, inspired by the GEO Collection by LALIQUE and Mario Botta, made with Hennessy VSOP, Busnel Calvados, Averna Amaro, a sweet hibiscus reduction tea and angostura bitters. LALIQUE will specially engrave the name of the resort’s “regular guests” into their glass, which will be kept at the bar and served exclusively for him/her when visiting. The St. Regis Bal Harbour rounds out the offerings with a rare dining experience. The resort’s highly skilled culinary team is able to create memorable, tailored private tastings or intimate dinners, with customized menus, Sommelier knowledge and Executive Chef Franck Stiegerwald’s presence in the resort’s private Wine Vault room. Complementing the already exquisite set-up is a series of unique, limited edition pieces by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, foundations and designers, on loan from the LALIQUE Art Division. For reservations or more information, visit www.stregisbalharbour.com MetropolitanLuxe.com | 95


SU M M E R’ S

MUST-TRY SIPS

The #MetLuxe guide to must-try summer cocktails from some of our favorite South Florida spots.

Banana Batida

Mondrian South Beach, Miami Beach

Sip on a Banana Batida while laying out by the pool at the chic Mondrian South Beach hotel. Enjoy this frozen blend of coconutinfused Avua Cachaca, bananas, pineapple and condensed milk.

The Layover

Steak 954, Fort Lauderdale

Offered at the trendiest steakhouse in the 9-5-4, hold your glass up to the stunning ocean views and capture an epic shot for your feed! The specialty coffee cocktail blends Sailor Jerry spiced rum, house cold brew, ginger and lime.

Park & Ocean

T

Eats by the Beach

hose heading east to the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park can grab lunch, dinner or drinks at the newly launch Park & Ocean. The menu includes light and tasty meals perfect for the warm summer days with offerings like Superfood salad with quinoa and khale or the Acai Bowl. Looking for something a bit more indulgent? Dive into the Mahi Mahi Taco, Brisket Grilled Cheese or Moho pulled pork served with rice and beans and jalapeño crema. Refreshing smoothies, an extensive bar list including beers, cocktails, wine and frozen drinks, cold-pressed coffee and house-brewed tea are also available. Park & Ocean is located in Fort Lauderdale’s Birch State Park at 3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard. Visit ParkandOcean.com

Ocean Blue Goblet

Sugar Factory, Miami Beach

You’ll instantly be reminded of the ocean (as the name states) when you sip on Sugar Factory’s 60 oz. Ocean Blue Goblet filled with shark gummies swimming in a dark blue cotton candy syrup! Perfect to share with your friends before spending the day warm on the sand! Bonus: This DIY cocktail can be made without alcohol for the little kids.

Komodo Passionfruit Mule Komodo, Miami

A unique twist to the classic moscow mule. The cocktail balances the Belvedere Vodka, the sweet flavor of passion fruit and spicy notes of ginger. These subtle differences perfectly complement each other to make a smooth, refreshing and tropical drink. 96 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

COOL ADDITION Hoffman’s Chocolates introduces New Nitro and Cold Brew Coffee. Customers who need an extra caffeine boost can now enjoy a delicious 12-ounce cup of Nitro or Cold Brew Coffee available exclusively at the Plantation location.


WHEN

QUALITY

©2014 Palm Bay International Boca Raton, Fl. *Nielsen 52 weeks ending 4/26/14 FDL

MATTERS

HANDPICKED M ATTERS WHERE YOU COME FROM M ATTERS HIGH ALTITUDE M ATTERS

WHEN QUALITY MATTERS

THE #1 ITALIAN WINE IN AMERICA * CavitCollection.com/tv


SOME LIKE IT HOT ANCHO REYES DEBUTS FLANKER TO THEIR AWARD WINING CHILE LIQUEUR

F

ollowing the success of their award winning Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, industry visionaries, Daniel Schneeweiss and Moises Guindi launch a limited edition flanker, Ancho Reyes Verde. Like the original, Ancho Reyes Verde brings the imaginative spirit of Mexico to life, and to the glass, using its beloved poblano chile. “Ancho Reyes Verde maintains our dedication to producing authentic, Mexican products and explores the poblano chile in a new and exciting way”, says Guindi. The application of a different production process, which involves harvesting the pobalno peppers early in the maturation process, while still green, and then fire roasting them. Verde is mashed and only mesh press filtration is used, the result is a fresh, bright and herbal concoction – the perfect complement to summers staple cocktails, margaritas, gimlets and daiquiris. “We have been relentless in our commitment to be a one-of-a-kind handmade spirit and are thrilled to continue that passion with the launch of Ancho Reyes Verde”, says Schneeweiss.

For more information visit www.anchoreyes.com 98 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, industry visionaries, Daniel Schneeweiss and Moises Guindi

SUMMER’S HOTTEST COCKTAIL RECIPE The Spicy Verde Margarita 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde 1 part Milagro Silver Tequila ½ part Agave Nectar 1 part Fresh Lime Juice Method: Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it and set aside. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and double strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

“Ancho Reyes Verde maintains our dedication to producing authentic, Mexican products and explores the poblano chile in a new and exciting way”


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 99


Dimitris and Mario Harvalis

ELIA GOURMET Blends Fresh, Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine With Come-As-You-Are Ambiance

use what we order, cook with love and make sure the flavors complement the ingredients rather than overshadow them.”

If the name were any indication you’d expect Elia Gourmet to be a formal dining establishment decked out with white table-cloth, instead prepare to be greeted by the warmth, casual décor and chatter of an “everyone is welcome here” neighborhood eatery. Launched 3 years ago by brothers Dimitris and Mario Harvalis, Elia’s has quickly become a “go-to spot” for locals. There is a steady flow of patrons – a mixed crowd of post workout fitness fiends looking for a healthy and fresh meal, and a corporate crowd out to grab something tasty and substantial. It’s clear many are “regulars” as they linger to engage in familiar conversation with Dimitris, who serves as the restaurants head chef. A veteran of Miami’s nightclub scene, Dimitris who isn’t formally trained spent years cooking with family, honing his skills as a self-taught oven master. For his Mediterranean-inspired menu, he sources the best and freshest fare from near and far. “We don’t have a freezer at Elia,” he admits. “The kitchen is small and the design definitely plays to my approach, which is fresh is best. We 100 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

Mario runs the day-today operations ensuring that the restaurant stays true to their Greek roots and that guest enjoy an authentic experience when dining at Elia. “For us, it is a priority to represent our upbringing and deliver amazing food to our customers” says Mario. Perfectly situated in downtown Miami, across from Museum Park, Elia Gourmet is an ideal choice when visiting PAMM, the newly opened Frost Science Museum, or for a quick dinner, pre or post game at the American Airlines Arena. The 1280 square foot restaurant seats 60 and features an open kitchen, juice bar, dining room and covered patio with views of Biscayne Bay. The newly debuted dinner menu blends classic favorites and contemporary creations. Starters include Bacon Wrapped Moroccan Dates stuffed with goat cheese and mascarpone, dressed with a balsamic fig glaze; Atlantic Sapphire Salmon lettuce wraps with roasted sweet peppers and a dollop of house-made tzatziki sauce (one of the highlights on the menu); Baby Back Pork

Ribs with a touch of kale, ginger, apple purée and citrus-pickled portabella mushrooms; and Artisan Flatbread with blue cheese, thin sliced Bosc pears, shiitake mushrooms, fresh arugula and a drizzle of truffle oil. Entrees include Double Stacked Eggplant Parmesan smothered in mozzarella cheese and fresh chopped basil; Atlantic Sapphire Salmon crusted with whole grain mustard and served with a brown rice spinach risotto; Crispy Panko Breaded Chicken Breast with arugula and fresh mozzarella topped with a cherry tomato salad; Pastitsio, layers of hollow pasta, topped with Greek style ground beef Bolognese sauce and homemade béchamel; and a classic N.Y. Strip served with tricolor organic baby carrots, sautéed red bell peppers and pearl onions topped with red wine rosemary butter. Seal the deal with a selection from the dessert menu, Vanilla Crème Brulee with fresh berries and classic New York Cheesecake with strawberry or chocolate sauce to an indulgent Baklava Creamy Cheesecake or a Chocolate Ganache Cake. In addition to their successful causal eatery, the duo offers a catered lunch and corporate function service, as well as Fit by Elia, a meal plan delivery service. The team plans to add to their growing empire with the upcoming launch of a new market in Wynwood, with a variety of products for sale, including freshly made, readyto-eat items. Jarred and bottle products from the Elia kitchen as well as curated goods; featuring amazing olive oils, sauces and an international selection of wines and beers on offer. The new Elia Mediterranean Products market is scheduled to open early-summer 2017.


MetropolitanLuxe.com | 101


Bakehouse Brasserie, Miami Beach

102 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


SEASONAL STARS SOUTH FLORIDA’s TOP DINING SPOTS MAKE SEASONAL FAVORITES THE STAR OF THEIR SUMMER MENUS

◄ BAKEHOUSE BRASSERIE

Everyone’s favorite brunch spot Bakehouse Brasserie is launching a new lunch menu just in time for summer. The new list of favorites include, a Classic Cheeseburger, Almond Crusted Baked Brie, Portobello Mushroom Burger, Steak Frites Sandwich, Bakehouse Chopped Salad, Tuna Tartare and the Salmon Burger. So delish, we hope these will stick around long after summer is gone! Available Wednesday through Friday From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 808 First Street, Miami Beach MetropolitanLuxe.com | 103


SUSHI GARAGE

Pre-fixed remix! Executive Chef Sunny Oh’s new summer pre-fixed menu offers some of Sushi Garage’s most amazing combinations for only $70 (per couple). The menu includes blackened edamame, the Hamachi Scallion Micro Cilantro Roll, a Lemon Veggie Roll and 10 pieces of fresh nigiri. End your amazing meal with the Sushi Garage Shot, a refreshing after dinner treat with hints of lychee, pear, matcha and coconut. 1784 West Ave, Miami Beach

ARTISAN BEACH HOUSE

Nothing says summer like the Beach House, the ARTISAN BEACH HOUSE that is. Brunch aficionados can enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean while savoring a unique menu created by Chef Paula DaSilva at the newest oceanfront oasis, Artisan Beach House in The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour. 104 | MetropolitanLuxe.com

Served every Sunday from noon to 3:30PM, choose from a robust menu of a la carte seafood dishes and hearty composed plates to cold pressed juices and refreshing craft cocktails. Highlights include Baked Farm Eggs with truffle oil, served with a side of charred bread; Prime Rib Eggs Benedict served on an English Muffin with caramelized onions and horseradish cream; Charred Kale Salad topped with squash, poblano, Minas cheese and a black garlic dressing; and a Foccacia Fried Egg Melt with Mortadella, Salami, Soppressata, Manchego, piquillos and a house made olive spread. The perfect complement – a selection of light and refreshing libations such as the Garden Bloody Mary, Michelada

and fresh fruit Mimosas, available with a bottomless option for $35. 10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour

EARLS KITCHEN & BAR

Earls Kitchen + Bar expands their menu this summer to focus on fresh, authentic global plates with the addition of the Quinoa + Avocado Powerbowl with roasted squash, beet, pumpkin seeds, and crispy chickpeas, topped with green goddess dressing, as well as fresh and in-season tuna offerings include the West Coast Ahi Tuna Salad with a sesame crust, avocado, mango, toasted almond, romaine, and soy ginger vinaigrette; Ahi Tuna Tataki with pickled red onion, cucumber, carrot, chili, and yuzu vinaigrette; and Traditional Ahi Tuna


Artisan Beach House

Sashimi with wasabi, pickled ginger and lemon. Also new on the sushi menu is the Dragon Roll - hand rolled with marinated ahi tuna, avocado, yam, tamago, sriracha mayo and tobiko; and Salmon + Sushi – ponzu-seared Atlantic Salmon with a spicy citrus soy, pickled red onion, carrot, cucumber, accompanied by a Dynamite Roll topped with unagi maple and Sriracha mayo. End on a sweet note with a classic NYC style Strawberry Cheesecake topped with strawberry compote. 7535 North Kendall Drive., Miami

OFA, Miami Beach

Opening this July Brazilian restaurant concept, Ofa will offer a menu of progressive Brazilian cuisine, rooted in tradition but highlighted by the country’s rich, contemporary gastronomy. This

summer take a seat at the Chef’s Table and experience chef selected appetizers to prepare the palate and a main course of 12-Hour Slow Cooked Beef Rib served with a tasting of Manioc Aligot and Farofa, the Brazilian specialty dish consisting of various flours and spices.1929 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach

Mignonette Uptown

Chef Danny Serfer’s, Mignonette Uptown opened just five months ago and as an ode to summer, he is rolling out a Cruise Ship inspired four-course pre-set menu. “I’m offering the same style menu but doing it right.” Priced at $39 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, the line-up starts with fresh Snow Crab Cocktail, topped with worcestershire aioli and lemon; followed by the Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano, and grilled

sourdough croutons; and diner’s choice of Faroe Island Salmon or Prime Rib for the main course. Board-ering on a sugarhigh, guests can choose from Serfer’s wildly popular Butterscotch Heath Bar Bread Pudding topped with cayenne whipped cream or the Nutella Milkshake with candied hazelnut and chocolate streusel for a sweet finish to a meal fit for a captain’s table. 13951 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach. MetropolitanLuxe.com | 105 MetropolitanLuxe.com | 8


METROPOLITAN lu x e

Celebrating the South Florida Lifestyle FOLLOW US ON e MetLuxeMag

d Metropolitanluxe

WWW.METROPOLITANLUXE.COM 106 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


Charity & Events

#MetLuxe Cares Metropolitan Luxe was pleased to support the third

annual WATERWAY SOIRÉE which took place dockside at Bahia Mar on Saturday, May 20. The event which benefits the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 11,000 children with special healthcare needs in Broward County - was a smashing success and raised $205,000, including a generous $40,000 match from The Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust. More than 450 guests attended the signature event, which included an unforgettable evening aboard one of 10 luxurious private yachts, savoring custom-prepared dishes from South Florida’s finest restaurants followed by a festive sold-out Intracoastal Waterway party cruise under the stars with an open bar, dessert and dancing to live music and DJ, compliments of the Waterway Soirée’s entertainment sponsor, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Ana Calderon Randazzo, Sandy Tate, Kenny Tate, Ronna Burgoyne, Dan Burgoyne, Aspen Burgoyne, Saylor Burgoyne

Marijke White, Carolee Petrey, Mary Short, Juliette Lippman Photo credit Tom Serio

Jessica Vones and Dr. Ana Puga

Shannon McCoy and guests

Ana Calderon Randazzo, Scott Aaron, Erin Cooper

Carolyn and Jeff Aronson

MetropolitanLuxe.com | 107


INDULGE

REINVENTING THE WHEEL

The PG Bugatti Bike The PG Bugatti Bike is all about the numbers. The weight, 12lbs, the price $39,000, the number of bikes available worldwide, 667. The PG Bugatti Bike is developed by PG designed by Bugatti, and manufactured by Kussmaul. Weighing less than twelve pounds, it is the lightest special urban bike in the world. Those fortunate enough to own one of these ultra exclusive items can have their bicycles matched to their own Bugattis. Special paints, carbon in various colors, numerous types of leather and, of course, the Bugatti pearl oval make the Bugatti bike the perfect supplement for the 1,500 PS dream car. Dictating the price is the use of all German carbon components that are handcrafted using prepreg materials and methods otherwise found only in the motor sport and aeronautic industries in order to guarantee the lightest weight and highest rigidity possible. The frame, fork, rims, handlebar, seat, seat post, crank and brake are made of the highest quality carbon fiber available in today’s market. The handlebars are equipped with shock absorbers to substantially improve comfort. Visit PG.de

108 | MetropolitanLuxe.com


luxury per formance fabrics I perennialsfabrics.com I davidsutherlandshowroom.com

Metropolitan Luxe Summer 2017  

Summer in the City Issue: Celebrates the spirit of the season, highlighting 20+ amazing ways to spend the summer days in South Florida; the...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you