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Chrissy shares her favorite recipes in her new cookbook



Industry leading experts give their insight on how to best achieve our goals in 2016


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Unravels How Alta Moda Revived a War-torn Country and Rivaled Haute Couture


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We explore Rivas new and dynamic coupe.


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20 NEW & NOTEWORTHY 68 TRAVEL & LEISURE From art fairs to legendary performers of the musical and culinary kind; to the overhaul of a classic hotel. Discover all the latest happenings in South Florida and around the world.


Discover eco-luxury at its best. We review Fairmont Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya.


Perfect for Valentine’s Day, we feature a stunning and sparkly treat.


Arsht Center celebrates their tenth anniversary with a spectacular array of 10 commissions.

52 HOME & INTERIORS We check in with DCOTAs Director of Design Services for tips on this seasons interior design tends.

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Alexandra Groom Alexandra was born and raised in Monaco to British parents. An obsession with yachts and the sea was always going to be a given, although no one was prepared for how early this would manifest itself. She went to boarding school and then university in England where she studied English Literature, and finally understood why the English always talk about the weather. She now lives in London and is the Features Editor at SuperYacht World, which keeps various airlines in business whilst she travels around the world.

Elaine Lembo Elaine is a freelance writer and transatlantic sailor whose background includes lengthy stints as an usher at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She’s based in Newport, Rhode Island. In this photo, she’s a crewmate on the Swan 57 Flyer as it closes in on the Azores.

Robin Bradley Hansel Robin 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.

Margery Gordon Margery is a freelance journalist, art critic, curator and educator based in Miami Beach. Raised amid the development of South Florida’s visual art community, she remains active in its continuing evolution. Her writing about modern and contemporary art and design has appeared in a range of magazines, websites, newspapers and catalogues over the last 20 years, including Art + Auction, ARTnews, Ocean Drive, Muses & Visionaries, and Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine. As the founder and director of Arts Encounters, Gordon organizes cultural tours, programs and exhibitions. Follow her on Twitter @margerysgordon.

Emily Harris Emily is an award winning photographer who specializes in wedding and event photography for the last ten years in South Florida. She trained as a photojournalist at the University of Florida, and worked as a photographer at the Miami Herald.

BELLISSIMA GALA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 Celebrating the 30th anniversary of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale's modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and the opening of the exhibition BELLISSIMA: ITALY AND HIGH FASHION 1945-1968. Details at nsuartmuseum.org/gala.


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Additional support provided by the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, Italian Trade Commission, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, Funding Arts Broward, CondĂŠ Nast and La Rosa mannequins. The exhibition is a project by the : National Museum of the XXI Arts in Rome. Curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Anna Mattirolo and Stefano Tonchi. Proceeds to benefit museum exhibitions and education programs.


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Guest EDITOR’s letter It was such a thrill to be asked to guest edit for Metropolitan Luxe for its inaugural issue! As winter finally rolls around and an old year becomes new, our thoughts should be turning to ways to rejuvenate and prepare for the upcoming months. This edition includes a number of great pieces to help us start the new year off right. Get tips from some of the industry leading experts in the “Making the most of 2016” article - or look at options to jumpstarting your fitness in the “Spa Remedy” feature. Carmen Edelson Guest Editor

We have your art and culture round up with our coverage of the NSU Art Museum’s fashion exhibit and the Arsht Centers tenth anniversary celebration.

With the boat show just weeks away, we have taken a closer look at Rivas stunner - the 76’ Perseo. A new generation of luxury and craftsmanship. For ideas on how to spruce up your home for 2016, we reached out to the experts at DCOTA for the latest trends. Finally, if you’re looking to escape the winter blues and need some fun in the sun, then the Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico is well worth a visit. It is important during the long winter months that we remember to take care of ourselves, and emerge refreshed and ready to take on the new year!



“When you look back on a lifetime and think of what has been given to the world by your presence, your fugitive presence, inevitably you think of your art, whatever it may be, as the gift you have made to the world in acknowledgment of the gift you have been given, which is the life itself... That work is not an expression of the desire for praise or recognition, or prizes, but the deepest manifestation of your gratitiude for the gift of life.”

― Stanley Kunitz

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Discover, Explore & Collect Art Wynwood - the annual art fair produced by Art Miami–now in its 5th installation will showcase a wide breadth of quality works from both established and midcareer, cutting-edge modern and contemporary artists. The fair will present a curated exhibition featuring seminal art from the 60’s, introducing the genre to a new audience and re-contextualizing for the well-versed collector. The fair will host a series of lectures, a special film screening as well as a music component. A unique feature of the fair is the highlight of pop surrealism, street art, murals and other genres from the contemporary underground movement. February 12 -15, 2016

2901 North East First Avenue Tickets: A one-day pass costs $25; a multiday pass costs $55; students 12-18 years and seniors cost $15; children under 12 years accompanied by adult are free; and groups of 10 or more cost $15. Visit www.artwynwood.com, or call 305.517.7977

FEB 17 – MARCH 13, 2016 - ALINEA WILL BE TAKING RESIDENCE AT MIAMI BEACH’S FAENA HOTEL. World renowned chef, Grant Achatz, know for creations like the edible balloon, will bring his “culinary theatrics” to the hotel as part of their “In Residence” series. Offering mouth-watering 18-to-22 course tasting meals. Prices range from $275 to $385, with an optional wine pairing ranging from $150 to $495. Visit www.faena.com for more information.


From art fairs to legendary performers - of the musical and culinary kind; to the overhaul of a classic hotel. Discover all the latest happenings in South Florida, and around the world.

Sweet Treats Hoffman’s Chocolates, offers an assortment of chocolates for all of your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Top sellers include famous chocolate covered strawberries which are covered with two layers of gourmet chocolate, chocolate covered roses which feature a bouquet of a dozen stunning long stem hollow milk chocolate roses wrapped in red foil, or opt for a more whimsical treat, like these chocolate stilettos. Visit www.Hoffmans.com.


New & improved The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Fort Lauderdale debuted its expanded and updated look. New York City firm, Dash Design piloted the redesign of the 8,500 square-foot destination spa. A new menu of custom treatments, and ESPA products have been added to further elevate the experience, along with a new steam room, sauna and a full-service salon, making it the first beachfront full-service spa in Fort Lauderdale. There are 11 treatment rooms including a private couple’s treatment suite and private massage areas as well as Jacuzzis on the seventh floor tropical pool deck. Also included is a state of the art fitness center with Technogym cardiovascular and strength equipment and an intra-coastal water view. The new facility is the perfect oasis for hotel guests and locals to unwind in luxurious style. 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 U.S.A. Phone: +1 (954) 465-2300


Go for extravagance this Valentine’s Day; exceptional diamonds are one in a million. The Forevermark® Collection are rare treasures of extraordinary quality and size, destined to create the most memorable jewelry. With purchase, you will have the opportunity to name the diamond in DeBeers book of Exceptional Diamonds. The promise of beauty, rare, and responsibly sourced diamonds, is available exclusively at King Jewelers, Aventura. Visit KINGS1912.com, or call 305. 935-4900

Soul Icon Patti Labelle

The Adrienne Arsht Center presents the 8th consecutive season of the wildy popular series, Jazz Roots. Included in this season’s lineup is “Celebrating The Good Life With The Legendary Patti Labelle Live In Concert.” The soulful icon whose mega hits include - “If Only You Knew,” “New Attitude,” and “Stir It Up,” is one of the 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone. Appearing with her is Ashleigh Smith, the winner of the 3rd Annual International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. February 5, 2016 at 8 p.m. John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.




TRIP OF A LIFETIME Four Seasons Private Jet

Embark on the trip of a lifetime, with the Four Seasons new private jet journey. Part of the hotels Select Escapes Around the World itinerary. Depart on January 2, 2016 -to snorkel through the azure wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and tour the mysteries of Easter Island, Chile. The 23-day journey promises to be filled with adventure, once in a lifetime experiences, and pure relaxation. Passengers will travel aboard the state-of-the-art Four Seasons Private Jet and stay at a series of luxury accommodations. The Boeing 757, originally designed to seat 239 passengers, has been customized to seat just 52 guests in leather flat-bed seats, allowing ample room to unwind at 35,000 feet and enjoy menus prepared by a Four Seasons executive chef using the finest ingredients. Visit www.fourseasons.com/aroundtheworld to explore the itineraries.





BaselWorld - The premier event for the watch and

jewelry industry, with more than 2000+ prestigious companies congregating to showcase their pieces, will take place this March. The show attracts everyone from designers and purchasers, to the global press and consumers who wish to experience all these amazing offerings in one location. March 17 - 24, 2016 Messe Basel, Switzerland. Visit.www.baselworld.com

THE McLAREN 570S COUPE The most usable and attainable model to wear a McLaren badge made its global debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2015. The McLaren Sports Series is the third and final product family to join the recently announced three tier model range from McLaren Automotive. The Sports Series has been designed and engineered by a team of experts at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) alongside the Formula 1™ team operations. Built around a lightweight carbon fibre chassis. High performance and high efficiency is also delivered through a mid-mounted twinturbocharged V8 engine. See car specs at www.mclaren.com Available to order starting end of 2015 - with deliveries depending on market.




The Perfect Date Want to do something out of the ordinary for date night? Imagine - chauffeured car service, private planes/helicopters – all the while sipping on champagne and enjoying South Florida’s stunning views – before arriving on a private island for a seaside gourmet dinner, followed by a tour of the island. The best part? You don’t have to plan a thing. Contact Millionaire’s Concierge for details. Packages start at $7800. Visit www.millionairesconcierge.com

FOR A CAUSE There is a great story behind this unique, and beautifully crafted piece from Fonderie 47 – it is made from an AK47. The company funds the destruction of assault rifles from conflict areas in Africa.

FONDERIE 47 - Crucible Cuff Links 14k white gold and blackened Fonderie 47 steel. Bears the serial number of the AK47 from which the steel was wrought. Purchase enables the destruction of forty-five assault rifles in Africa. Delivery typically takes 2 weeks. $9000. www.fonderie47.com




CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PAOLA LENTI’S BRAND ESSERE SPAZI | WEAVING SPACES celebrates 20 years of Paola Lenti’s creations and examines through suggestions and visual associations, the key-concepts of her unique approach. The book chronicles the company’s design process in which skilled hands have given geometric precision, shape, proportion, and concrete essence to the visible. The idea of giving visibility to beauty and harmony is visually and tactually reflected in the graphics and appearance of the book. Spanning both traditional Italian processes of design and craft, while also looking abroad, the Paola Lenti brand demonstrates a global engagement, presenting work that is timeless and constantly evolving meanwhile exuding a special connection to mother nature. Visit www.paolalenti.it



In the

KITCHEN with Chrissy Model, wife, TV personality and soon-to-be mom, the multi-hyphened beauty is now adding “cookbook author” to her list of accomplishments. BY ROBIN BRADLEY HANSEL


he same week Sports Illustrated cover model Chrissy Teigen announced the pregnancy of her longawaited child with superstar husband John Legend, news broke that her first cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for What You Want to Eat, would be arriving two months earlier than expected. Its launch means the star of MTV, Cooking Channel specials and cohost of ABC’s new FABLife daytime talk show, will realize yet another big dream. Teigen, wildly popular with fans and foodies via Instagram, Twitter and her food blog, SoDelushious.com, has done a brilliant job whipping together a passion for cooking with lots of ultra-spicy antidotes and hilarious dashes of culinary failures. The end result



is a tasty sampling of recipes and real life shared with contagious enthusiasm by a surprisingly approachable celebrity whose millions of followers feel as if they’ve cooked with her forever. Previews of the book’s gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow directions are intriguing even to non-cooks. With nearly 100 original recipes -- including ones that earned her title of “Soupmaster,” others borrowed from her Thai mother, along with sandwiches and snacks by her live-in (lovely!) souschef, John -- Teigen dishes up huge helpings of fun and style. Published by Clarkson Potter of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, Cravings’ due date is 2/23/16 ($27). Ready for seconds, anyone?

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.

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Making the Most of It’s always easier to get to your destination with a little direction. We sought out the experts in their fields for some guidance and inspiration to accomplish our most meaningful and sought after goals this year.

Health &


GOAL: Optimize health, fitness and wellbeing

EXPERT: Dr. Karen Koffler, Medical Director of Health & Wellness at Carillon Miami Beach

KAREN’S ADVICE: The hustle and bustle of everything leading up to the New Year can be quite disorienting. What we need to do is find our focal point, our center and purpose in embracing this New Year – a fresh start. Each year we set goals – often unattainable – that end up being left in the first weeks of January. Instead focus on the little things – direct your attention to gratitude. Being grateful for good health, loved ones, and taking a moment to breathe all of that in will help optimize your wellbeing instantly. Getting active is a very popular resolution for New Year’s. But instead of trying to do something drastic, make sure the decisions you make to get fitness into your regimen are realistic and attainable, and take it step by step.

Understand what will work best for not only your schedule but also for your body. Get outside – even if it’s cold out. Choose a winter getaway on the mountains or on the beach so that there are plenty of outdoor activities to participate in – all while having fun and creating lasting memories in the process. This will not only optimize fitness, but will cause a domino effect on your health! Finally, don’t just set goals, set appointments with your doctors and health practitioners. Let experts help guide you toward your optimal health and well-being.


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Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, and certified executive and personal coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Valorie is the author of over ten books including Successful Women Think Differently, Start Here Start Now, and Happy Women Live Better: 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day. 30


The Pursuit of HAPPINESS GOAL: Create happiness & balance in everyday life EXPERT: Valerie Burton, Personal and Executive Coach and Founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute VALORIE’S ADVICE: Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Happiness!

Happiness is the only thing we pursue for its own sake. Everything else, we pursue because we think it will make us happier. Or at the very least, less sad. But research shows that we are actually poor predictors of what will make us happy. In fact, you might even be sabotaging your happiness. See if any of these sound familiar - common habits that are sabotaging your happiness:

Comparing “up”

It’s hard not to compare “up.” Just turn on the television and you are bombarded with perfect people in shows and advertisements that send you this message: What you have is not enough. Who you are is not enough. What you do is not enough. When you constantly compare yourself to situations and people who seemingly have more than you, your happiness is bound to decline. Be balanced.

Lost Priorities

“Don’t settle.”It is advice I’ve shared often. I believe that when it comes to your biggest dreams, when you stop hoping, you start settling. But that standard doesn’t apply to every area of your life. It may sound counterintuitive, but sometimes, you need to settle. In fact, global research on happiness shows that the very happiest people have lower expectations about what they believe their lives should look like. It isn’t that they have low expectations. It isn’t that they are unambitious. It is that their expectations do not constantly outpace their reality, whether they are trying to get the housework done or land the big client. When continuing to strive for something more or better steals energy that would be better used for a higher priority, it’s time to settle. When it comes to what you want and need for the most meaningful parts of your life – a career, a spouse, what part of the country (or world!) you want to live in – set high standards and go for it. But perfectionism and endless ambition come at a price, and the reward is rarely as sweet as you had imagined. Be willing to relax a little when it comes to your expectations that don’t impact your main priorities. You’ve only got so much energy. Conserve it for the goals that matter most. Choose happiness over perfection.


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GOAL: Give back to the community; get involved in a meaningful way. EXPERT: Linda Jacobs Davis, CEO, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) LINDA’S ADVICE: While the holiday season is marked by a spirit of giving, charitable contributions and volunteer service does not need to be seasonal. The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on our values, connections and action plans for the coming year. Identifying the things you are most passionate about is a great place to start. What issue or cause is most meaningful to you? Or, if you are lacking a passion for a particular cause, what issue would you like to learn more about or lend your skills to? If you feel strongly about animals, for instance, connect with your local shelter or find out if there is an organization in your community who advocates for animals. Perhaps you benefitted from the skills of a tutor when you were a student and want to explore giving back in a similar way. Start by looking inward and let what you find most compelling lead you to action. 32


Volunteering is the most hands-on way to connect with a cause that is meaningful to you. Volunteers bring meals to the homebound, help with habitat restoration, serve on nonprofit boards, share the gifts of art and music with those who are isolated, and travel to areas of natural disasters to provide relief. The experience can be life-changing for all involved and serve important individual and community needs. It is not uncommon for the volunteer to feel like they are getting more out of the experience than the organization or person being served. Making a financial contribution is another way to give back and live out what you most value. There are nonprofit organizations doing all sorts of important work locally and globally. Your financial partnership with such organizations is a valuable investment toward the common good. Most communities have a volunteer hub and/or nonprofit resource center that can help with making connections and finding opportunities. Take time to identify concrete ways you wish to contribute and connect with those who will help you fulfill your goal of giving back. Your acts of giving will have a big impact.


ART & Culture

STÉPHANE DENÈVE, principal guest conductor, THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Don’t miss the performance of Berlioz, Overture to Beatrice and Benedict Mendelssohn, Excerpts from Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet. Knight Concert Hall February 25, 2016 at 8 pm

MADE in ITALY NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Paints Bellissima Portrait of Italian Couture at the Height of Fashion, 1945 - 1968 BY MARGERY GORDON

Installation image of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. Photo by Luca Palmer


n Italian Renaissance rarely heralded by American institutions will grace the Gulf Coast this season in a museum exhibition revealing the roots of a 20thcentury cultural rebirth that transformed a country devastated by World War II into an international fashion capital. “Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968”, at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale from February 7 through June 5, weaves together threads from art, architecture, film, theater and photography with the distinctive designs they inspired to unravel the rise of an alta moda that rivaled haute couture.

“The exhibition is presented within a broad historical context that looks at the role fashion, art and cinema played in rebuilding Italy and its economy after the war and how these disciplines forged Italy’s contemporary image,” says Bonnie Clearwater, the museum’s director and chief curator. The show’s timeline is bracketed by the end of World War II and the establishment of ready-to-wear divisions at high fashion houses, “the period when Italy was able to successfully create the first major fashion center to challenge the dominance of Paris.”

This exhibition also emphasizes the role America played in this postwar development as part of the rebuilding of wartorn Europe and stabilizing its economy,” Clearwater explains. From 1947 to ’52, the U.S. government provided nearly $13 billion (valued at ten times that figure according to 2015 currency equivalents) to 16 nations through the European Recovery Program developed by George Marshall soon after the general who led the victorious troops was appointed secretary of state by President Harry Truman. “The Marshall Plan was instrumental in providing financial aid to invest in the Italian textile factories so they could be up and running again and provide much-needed jobs for skilled labor.” American capitalists and consumers matched those funds with a newfound fondness for luxury imports and European styles that bolstered Italian brands with a vote of confidence motivated by personal preference rather than strategic generosity. “The American department stores, satisfying the newly emerged market of emancipated American women, were key in promoting Italian style,” Clearwater points out. WINTER 2016 | METROPOLITANLUXE.COM


“... this exhibition will provide considerable revelations about the designers that established and defined the timeless styles and the fine tailoring and craftsmanship that became the hallmark of Italian fashion and design.”

“This will be a new perspective for the general audience in the U.S. and provides a larger context for understanding the role fashion plays in international trade and how ‘Made in Italy’ became an enduring quality brand.” South Florida audiences will recognize the alluring combination of unabashed femininity, elegant silhouettes and consummate detailing that characterize more than 230 vintage garments, even if they don’t recognize the names of many important designers included alongside legends like Fendi, Valentino and Emilio Pucci. “Italian fashion has not received the attention that French and British designers have received in US museum exhibitions, so this exhibition will provide considerable revelations about the designers that established and defined the timeless styles and the fine tailoring and craftsmanship that became the hallmark of Italian fashion and design.” A fashion show would not be complete without the bold accessories that complete the look, especially one from a country famous for its handbags, shoes, hats and jewelry. Bellissima will arrive bedecked in vintage baubles from Bulgari, presenting sponsor of the exhibition. “Their distinctive designs were an essential part of the look and glamour of postwar Italy. These jewels played a key role in the international popularization of Italian design, as many major movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor accessorized in Bulgari and their photos appeared in fan magazines and luxury lifestyle magazines,” says Clearwater. The NSU Museum secured a precious loan from a private collection: Elizabeth Taylor’s own platinum pendant earrings with fancy diamond drops in a yellow hue dangling from diamond clusters (circa 1962), an exclusive addition to the third iteration of an exhibition that debuted at MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts in Rome in December 2014 before traveling to the Villa Reale in Monza on the outskirts of Milan. Bellissima makes a grand entrance on February 5 with a gala, also sponsored by Bulgari, that celebrates both the exhibition’s opening and the 30th anniversary of the NSU Museum’s



building by Edward Larrabee Barnes. “The exhibition design will highlight the museum’s architecture with its curving walls and white terrazzo floors,” promises Clearwater. “We want visitors to feel as though they are immersed in the Roman Colosseum so that they experience how the past is always present in Italy.” The exhibition’s sophisticated synthesis of history and multiple art forms reflects a trend among museums that have been broadening the scope of their mission to illuminate the interconnected nature of contemporary culture with nuanced analyses and dynamic installations that map out how crosspollination among creative fields manifests in diverse facets of high art, popular culture and social change. “At NSU Art Museum, we emphasize cross-disciplinary exhibitions,” notes Clearwater. “Bellissima was particularly appealing as it focuses on the post-World War II period, one of our areas of concentration.” The new show highlights influential figures like Lucio Fontana, the father of Arte Povera who sent shockwaves through the global art world when he pierced the picture plane, by pairing one of his groundbreaking slashed canvases with a piece from Mila Schön’s mid-1960s collection directly inspired by his radical act. Scenes of starlets impeccably styled by Italian costume designers capture glorious visions from the avant-garde films of Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and Luchino Visconti – offering dramatic testimony of the enduring impact that Cinecittà, the Roman hub of Italian cinema, had on the international image of La Dolce Vita – and the mainstream American directors that followed in their wake, setting up what came to be known as “Hollywood on the Tiber.” Bellissima follows Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television – which spanned the late 1940s to the mid-1970s and included examples from traditional forms of fine art as well as graphic design, advertising and architecture. Bellissima overlaps with the last two weeks of The Indestructible Lee Miller, in which the former model’s

Installation image of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. Left: Photo by Filippo Podesta Bottom: Photo by Luca Palmer “Snake� bracelet-watch in gold with red and green enamel and diamonds, ca. 1965. Bulgari Heritage Collection. Photo: Antonio Barrella, Studio Orizzonte Roma Cigarette case in gold with emeralds, rubies and diamonds, 1952. Bulgari Heritage Collection



Installation image of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 19451968 at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. Photo by Luca Palmer



Installation image of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. Photo by Luca Palmer

photographs of European fashion and devastation during World War II hang above cases displaying their published format in issues of British and American Vogue. Photographs from Italian and American magazines underscore key themes in Bellissima, illustrating factors that contributed to the cultural relevance and international popularity of alta moda. Taking models out of the rarefied chambers of ateliers and sterile production studios to pose them on picturesque city streets, in historical sites and at museums capitalized on Italy’s iconic architecture and artistic heritage. “The idea of the Dolce Vita, our landscapes, our cities, Italian food, design and craftmanship – these were all elements that appealed to the Americans and let us became internationally recognized,” says Maria Luisa Frisa, a critic and director of the Degree in Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. She and Stefano Tonchi, editor-in-chief of W Magazine, researched this crucial period for nearly two years in collaboration with MAXXI Art Director Anna

Mattirolo and the Alta Roma association. “Our qualities were defined through the external gaze of the United States. It was important and it’s still important today because it helped us to re-consider our selling points, our strengths, our cultural and economic values.” Editorial shoots in urban locations also demonstrated how well new silhouettes suited middle-class career women empowered by their unprecedented engagement in the wartime economy and a loosening of social strictures. Polished professional ensembles merged refinement and pragmatism in fluid lines for the wider realm of possibilities open to a female population who finally had free range of their environment, outfitting their unencumbered lifestyle with comfortable cuts that accommodated activities from working to socializing. “The high fashion of that time was grounded in a strong sense of reality: They were luxury creations, but nonetheless practical; precious, embroidered textiles that has a certain simplicity; short cocktail dresses that allowed for movement; WINTER 2016 | METROPOLITANLUXE.COM


Left: Sorelle Botti design at the galleria Borghese, Rome, 1947. Photograph by Pasquale De Antonis Bottom: Sorelle Fontana model alongside the hand of the colossal statue of Constantine in the courtyard of the Musei Capitolini in Rome, 1952. Photograph by Regina Relang, courtesy Archiv Relang, Sammlung Photographs, Munchner Stadmuseum. This image was part of a feature published in La Donna, June 1952.

and warm, roomy coats accompanied by oversized handbags,” says co-curator Tonchi. “This awareness created an opportunity for a fashion system that truly served its patrons, with garments designed for the life of the modern woman.” Forward-thinking Italian designers adapted swiftly to democratic demands, winning over American consumers with a sensitivity and flexibility that Tonchi holds up against the rigidity of an outmoded French system that clung to a conservative structure and restrictive fit until the mid-1960s.

The Italian garment industry’s gradual transition toward ready-to-wear leveraged recent American investments in improving and expanding factories to speed up production and control costs for making silk, leather and yarn without sacrificing their trademark quality. These innovative methods and imaginative designs are evident in a rare selection of archival textiles, swatch catalogs and patterns that added another dimension to Bellissima’s second stop near Milan and will also enhance its appearance at the NSU Art Museum.

Whereas international arbiters of haute couture did not embrace prêt-à-porter on a widespread scale until the end of the Sixties, Florentine knitwear designers had already begun to branch out in the early 1950s. The more inclusive vision represented on Florentine and then Roman runways was gradually implemented on a national level as the titans of alta moda translated their exquisite handiwork and custom tailoring into versions that retained signature styles in standardized sizes that could be replicated readily for mass distribution.

“We were not simply producers, but we had creative and imaginative skills,” observes Frisa, expressing pride in her country’s distinguished lineage. “American audiences will be surprised by the richness of our fashion in those days, which truly anticipated that Italian style which became a worldwide sensation in the Eighties. And they will understand why Italian fashion is still such a big thing. Even today.”



Necklace and pendant earrings in gold with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 1967. Bulgari Heritage Collection Photo: Antonio Barrella, Studio Orizzonte Roma

Installation image of Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 at the Villa Reale in Monza, Italy. Photo by Filippo Podesta



John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, photo by Ben Thacker


10 Amazing Years of

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts stands as a pillar of community commitment to the development of art & culture in South Florida. By Elaine Lembo

ARTS & Culture


ull out your 2016 datebook because one of the largest commissioned visual and performing arts series, 10@10, is set to launch – in celebration of the Adrienne Arsht Centers 10th Anniversary. The best part? It all takes place at the Center. This isn’t just a birthday party recognizing each year of robust programming — it’s a milestone in the history of the acclaimed venue. The commissions will be original pieces from longtime Arsht Center collaborators, highlighting the rich cultural relationships the Center has fostered over the last 10 years and highlights the Center’s commitment to commissioning new work. In addition, an education or community engagement component will be incorporated into each new work to support the Center’s mission of making the performing arts accessible to all. It almost goes without saying that such an extensive and ambitious undertaking couldn’t happen overnight; actually “One could say that our 10@10 commissions have been in progress since the center’s inception. We have a terrific and talented team of programming professionals, led by our vice president of programming Liz Wallace, who expertly crafted a series of worldclass performances, including many premieres, that reflect Miami’s unique cultural mix.” says Arsht Center chief executive officer M. John Richard. 46


Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, who months ago helped announce the ten original commissions that make up 10@10 with John Richard and then executive vice president Scott Shiller, will bring “Awakening,” his first piece for the company as director, to Miami on February 8, 2016. “The Arsht Center is certainly a marvelous edifice that hosts a variety of world-class performances, but more than that, I see it as a light for the entire Miami community, which I consider my home,” said Battle. “There’s a part of me that’s still that little boy growing up in Liberty City, who remembers vividly being forever changed by what I saw and felt the first time I experienced the Ailey company as a student in Miami. I hope that my new work, with its message of rebuilding and forging ahead, continues that legacy of inspiration.” Battle also plans to host two choreography workshops in 2016 for the local South Florida community. The Commissioned pieces include: •

Siklòn, a work commissioned by the Arsht Center for the Cleveland Orchestra and created by Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman. The Orchestra will give the world premiere performance led by Giancarlo Guerrero March 17, 2016. The piece will celebrate the diverse influences that contribute to Miami’s musical landscape.

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Oh Vida! a tablao, or cabaret, in an intimate setting with tapas and drink service, that will feature a tribute to Cuban legend Beny More performed by Cuban-born Miami resident Gonzalo Ruvalcaba and Spanish vocalist Esperenza Fernandez. In collaboration with Miguel Marin, founder of the international Flamenco Festival, the tablao takes place on March 4, 2016, during Flamenco Festival.

The world premiere of a new concert from the Arsht Center’s signature series, Jazz Roots -– performance slated for early in the 2016-2017 season.

A world premiere piece by the Haitian dance company Ayikodans, who found a home at the Arsht Center after the 2010 earthquake. It will be performed February 4, 2016.

Miami’s ultimate theater binge-watching experience:

encompassing three commissions, The House Theatre of Chicago will present the Hammer Trinity, a trilogy of plays inspired by the mythology of King Arthur. The three plays will be performed in weekday repertory as well as a weekend marathon performance in March 2016. •

“Miamor,” a new limited edition print by artist Kenny Scharf and the third installment of the Knight Masterworks Print Collection. The piece, part of the Center’s visual arts program, was showcased in December 2015 and joins Hernan Bas’ “Downhill at Dusk” and the collection’s inaugural work, “Red Poppies,” by Donald Sultan.

A new theatrical work will be created as an extension of the Center’s flagship arts education program. Once completed (launch date is 2017-2018) the musical, which will highlight innovation throughout American history, particularly the

Clockwise from left: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations - Photo by Andrew Eccles, Jazz Roots performer, Natalie Cole; Pete Escovedo Orchestra; Kenny Scharf ‘s “Miamor” in progress - Photo by Dave Morgan. Previous page: Biscayne Blvd and Pedestrian Bridge Photo by Robin Hill

Wright Brothers and their pursuit of flight, will be performed free of charge for all 7th grade Miami-Dade County Public Schools students.

LOOKING AHEAD Richard’s devotion to making the Arsht Center Miami’s “new town square” is a double-pronged mission of remaining communitybased yet world class at the same time. And it has been a lively



ARTS & Culture

“We have helped introduce millions

to new artistic experiences on our six state-of-the-art stages and through

our robust arts education initiatives, and look forward to continuing to drive the development of the

performing arts landscape for many more years to come.”

M. John Richard, Arsht Center CEO

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Through Miami-Dade counties largest ever private/public capital campaign, the Performing Arts Center Foundation in association with the County’s Convention Development Tax revenues, and City of Miami Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency has created the one of the nations largest perofrming arts centers. Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The center now stands as an iconic part of Miami’s architectural landscape.



The Center celebrated its highly anticipated, history-making four-day Grand Opening from October 5 – 8, 2006 with performances by best-selling pop stars and exciting young artists, spectacular fireworks, appearances by celebrities and dignitaries, a free all-day multicultural extravaganza, and an array of stunning performances from its four resident companies – Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy

ARTS & Culture adventure, for over the last decade the Center, the culmination of thirty years of vision and collaboration of public and private interests that cost $473 million to build when it opened in 2006 had seen its share of highs and lows. Things took a turn for the better in 2008, when banker and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht donated $30 million to the Center. Stages that had been left dark in summer 2007 now carried more than 125 performances seen by nearly 130,000 in 2008. Parking rose to 3,000 spaces. Today the Center presents nearly 500 events annually across state-of-the-art performance spaces. More than 20,000 artists have entertained over 3 million guests. Operations have generated over $2 billion in economic impact. Some 30,000 young people annually benefit from the free arts education programs. Central to its programs are 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the U.S. East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community, from Free Gospel Sundays to Family Fest. As Miami has evolved into a destination for arts and culture, so has the Arsht Center as a beacon for original programming that speaks to our diverse audience” says Richard. “We have helped introduce millions to new artistic experiences on our six state-of-the-art stages and through our robust arts education initiatives, and look forward to continuing to drive the development of the performing arts landscape for many more years to come.” Tickets are now available for Ayikodans, Alvin Ailey’s “The Awakening,” Cleveland Orchestra’s performance of Avner Dorman’s piece Siklòn, the 2016 Flamenco Festival and The Hammer Trinity. They may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.

Photo, Mitchell Zachs

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2016 ►



On January 10, 2008, Adrienne Arsht, national business leader, philanthropist, and supporter of the Center since its inception, made a $30 million donation to the Center. In recognition of the gift, the Performing Arts was renamed the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. That same year the center took a turn for the better, with increase in the number of performances, and ticket sales. The center was finally taking its place as the communities town center and cultural icon.

A decade later, the Arsht Center has helped form the cultural landscape of the community. Prodviding not only a platform for artistic expression, but serving as a catalyst for change.




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THE NEW-GENERATION COUPÉ Riva’s latest yacht knows where it stands and isn’t afraid to shout about it. BY ALEXANDRA GROOM




always feel a deep pride and sense of responsibility when a new Riva comes to life,” says Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “The Riva 76’ Perseo has inherited the brand’s 173-year-old history and poured it into a product that is state of the art from any and all points of view.” It is not just the unique colour of the yacht that sets it apart although the distinctive Riva Bright Black paint is given a modern twist with the use of the newer Moon Grey - but the sleek lines of the 76-foot coupé by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design give the yacht a real vitality. The sporty look is no accident of design – Riva has always been known for its boundarypushing style. The classic wooden Rivas we admire today were in their day at the forefront of yacht design, and just as radical-looking for their time as the Perseo is today. And as it should be, as with a top speed of 37 or 33 knots depending on engine options, the Perseo does not hang around.

“The Riva 76’ Perseo has inherited the brand’s 173-year-old history and poured it into a product that is state of the art from any and all points of view.”

The Perseo has been developed to fit seamlessly into the Riva family of yachts, which provides a consistent platform for those who wish to upgrade to larger models but stay with the Riva styling and finish. The Perseo is a grown-up coupé – stylish and mature, it knows and holds its place in a harbour. Lavish use of glass and an enormous sweeping windscreen fill the interior with natural light and enhance the contemporary interior. The main deck salon is a masterclass in open-plan living. Nearly 6-square-metres of open space greets you as you walk in through the sliding doors, with distinct lounging areas strategically placed around the space, and 360 degree views thanks to the enormous windows. Immediately, accents of stainless steel, dark lacquered surfaces and caramel teak catch the eye and give the interior a 62


polished, contemporary feel. Furthest aft, a large L-shaped sofa makes the most of the lowered gunwales, so even from a sitting position there are uninterrupted views of the outside. In the middle of the salon on the port side is a dining table with seating for eight, with chairs by Poltrona Frau and soft furnishings in Armani Casa by Rubelli. Neutral tones in creams, taupes and greys ensure the interior does not detract from the outside views, all the while remaining chic and inviting. A pilot station completes the salon, with top of the range equipment and electronics and stylish ergonomic chairs. The well-appointed galley has been placed on the lower deck to maximise the usable guest space on the main deck. Next door is a utility space which includes a washing machine and extra storage facilities, enabling guests to stay at sea for long periods of time.

The stand-out feature of the lower deck however has to be the enormous master cabin. Full-beam and located amidships, it is reminiscent of staterooms usually found on much larger yachts. Above average-sized windows bathe the room in natural light, whilst a large mirror running along the bulkhead behind the bed makes the room feel open and bright. A large sofa and walk-in wardrobe on the port side mirror a unit on the starboard side that can be used as either a vanity station or a writing table. The colour themes from the main deck are replicated below, with light woods, dark lacquered inserts and soft leathers giving the yacht a contemporary and fresh feel. A large bathroom contains his’n’hers sinks in Port Saint Laurent marble, and a separate shower and head unit. Two more cabins complete the lower deck, both with their own ensuites. The VIP cabin with double bed is located in the bow, whilst a twin cabin is adjacent to the galley. All the cabins have been extensively sound-proofed and insulated, ensuring incidental noises from other cabins and the galley do not penetrate.

“The main deck salon is a masterclass in open-plan living.”



“The Perseo is a grown-up coupé – stylish and mature, it knows and holds its place in a harbour.”



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As with other yachts in the Riva family, much thought has been put into the usability of outside spaces. The flybridge, or sundeck, has three distinct lounging areas, divided by a sofa bench. The unmistakeable Riva colour palette of Bright Black, Moon Grey and turquoise give the area a sleek, clean aesthetic. A driving console can also be installed on this deck for an owner/captain who would like to pilot, as this is a deck that proves a popular spot for guests while under way. On the bow is further lounging space and a slightly sunken sofa behind the sunpads. This unique arrangement allows the space to be shielded from the worst of the elements whilst still providing a fantastic view of the surroundings. The most versatile outside space however has to be the cockpit and swim platform. The cockpit is surprisingly large, and aids the transition between the inside and outside spaces with its large protective overhang. Easy movement between the interior and exterior enhances the feeling of being on the water, and makes entertaining that much easier. A continuation of the interior décor of a teak table and cream sofas and chairs into the outside spaces pulls everything together, giving a finished feel to the yacht. The bathing area also punches above its weight in terms of usability and looks. Hidden hydraulics allow it to lower into the

water to become a submerged platform, perfect for swimming and sunbathing, and also enabling easy launching of the 3-metre tender from the garage. Unlike some of its peers, the Perseo has two symmetrical teak staircases joining the transom to the cockpit, which not only works aesthetically but is more practical for mooring. The Perseo is a rare beast, a yacht that feels intrinsically part of a family but that has its own dynamic. It uses all the know-how and quality craftsmanship that the Riva brand can bring, but creates its own niche in the coupé market. It does not fall into the trap of its size range of not being quite one thing or another: it is beautiful, self-assured, and doesn’t care who knows it. Alexandra Groom is features editor at SuperYacht World. WINTER 2016 | METROPOLITANLUXE.COM



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he luxurious Fairmont Mayakoba resort is set in the Mayakoba gated community, an exclusive enclave along the Riviera Maya. Nestled among 240 acres of tropical forest and surrounded by crystal clear canal waterways and the pristine Caribbean shoreline, the resort achieves a unique balance of luxury and the exotic for an experience unlike any other. You quickly discover what makes this property worthy of its AAA Diamond rating.



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Designed as a sustainable, eco-conscious environment, the development of Mayakoba, which means “city on the water” in Mayan, carefully guards the ecology in which it was so meticulously built. The walkways of the hotel are designed to preserve the indigenous mangrove forests and protect the hundreds of species of local birds and animals that inhabit them. The hotel is a car-free zone; covered boats called lanchas, electric golf carts, and bicycles are the only options for getting around the sprawling grounds other than on foot. Located 40 miles south of Cancun, this retreat feels remote but offers easy access to the vibrant town of Playa del Carmen.

ACCOMMODATIONS Carefully intertwined within mangroves, the Fairmont Mayakoba feels like an extension of its natural environment. Set back from the sea, the 401 rooms and suites are casual, but elegant - boasting spa style bathrooms and balconies with picturesque views of the ocean or tropical forest. There are 34 Casitas, which are clusters of two or four rooms in pretty twostory buildings with a distinctively Asian design, located in the beach and lagoon areas.

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