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J. STEVEN MANOLIS WHAT ART CRITICS AND HISTORIANS ARE SAYING...

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BY BRUCE HELANDER

The eventual ďŹ rst generation “starsâ€? of abstract expressionism were a phenomenon largely due to their remarkable critical acclaim and their international shocking innovation, which reconďŹ gured the way we perceive contemporary art. When I ďŹ rst discovered the abstract expressionist/constructivist works of Miami-based painter J. Steven Manolis, I immediately was reminded of a similar visual energy that could trace its origin all the way back to de Kooning. Manolis’ impressive career now has a metaphorical link to a missile launching, where the sky’s the limit and the artist’s orbit of ongoing critical praise seems inďŹ nite. Manolis keeps an aggressive 7-day-a-week studio schedule, and now, like the abstract artists before him, is receiving very positive accolades from respected critics. Like a line from Elton John’s famous song â€œâ€ŚAnd I think it’s gonna be a long, long, time,â€? before we see another phenomenon like J. Steven Manolis! Having followed the developments of the art world over the past forty years, coupled with writing extensively about the acceleration of artists’ careers, particularly during my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist and former Provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, it’s only natural for me to distinguish certain common denominators that seem to hold true to a proven formula for achievement. Taking a close look at the developmental aspects of some of the very best American artists that certainly are identiďŹ able winners in history, it is interesting to observe that some of the most notable success stories were combined with a dazzling talent and a burning ambition to prevail. Sixty years later, after the height of the abstract expressionist period, the creative playing ďŹ eld is considered by many to be ďŹ nally level in terms of sheer talent and genuine opportunity. It’s only right that the art world is acknowledging independent artists with substantial innate ability and who also avoid jumping on a fashionable political bandwagon to get attention. Those artists who are moving forward quickly because of their sheer talent and determination are good bets to keep an eye on, as they are the ones that seem to generate the most excitement and eventually the most return on an adventuresome art collector’s initial investment. —Bruce Helander is an artist who writes on art, with an emphasis on South Florida. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and is a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. His work is represented in more than ďŹ fty museum permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and Guggenheim Museum. He is a frequent contributor to Simply the Best, as well as The HufďŹ ngton Post.

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“When it comes to Color, and the intellectual pursuit of ‘Communicating Through Color,’ Wassily Kandinsky’s longawaited heir-to-be is J. Steven Manolis, whose works signal an ebullient 21st century renaissance of the long absent glories of Abstract Expressionism.â€? DONALD KUSPIT Leading Art Critic and Renowned Historian New York City “J. Steven Manolis is one of the foremost practitioners of Abstract Expressionism today, his brilliant brushstrokes as bewitching as those of AbEx forefather Clyfford Still (originally from North Dakota). Manolis’ REDWORLD is a display of passion, productivity and powerful technique.â€? ELIZABETH SOBIESKI Former Contributing Editor, The Art Economist; Arts writer, The HufďŹ ngton Post, Cosmopolitan New York and Los Angeles “There’s so much well-made but facile, unfelt abstraction around these days that it can come as a shock to be confronted by the real stuff. And that’s what J. Steven Manolis unfailingly provides. Each and every piece generates an energy, which is at once explosively physical and evidence of a mind at work. Like the birth of a world.â€? ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST British-American writer and art critic The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Slade Business Journal New York and London “A trajectory of Manolis’ current work reveals that the artist has scrupulously mastered and applied both the techniques and chromatic relations identiďŹ ed with celebrated artists... besides Jackson Pollock, we ďŹ nd elements of Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Dubuffet, Adolph Gottlieb and Clyfford Still. As Manolis’ work chooses and dominates so many of the signature methods of his forebearers it is still remarkable that the artist elicits a dynamic depth that we associate with Hans Hofmann.â€? DREW HAMMOND Leading Art Critic, Writer and Contemporary Art Consultant Berlin and Beijing


J. Steven Manolis, California Dreaming (Malibu), 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches. Framed: 62.5 x 74.5 inches.

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FIRST LOOK Find a selection of our favorite Miami attractions.

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PLAY BALL This photo essay gives you an insider’s look at Marlins Park and the Miami Marlins, now under new ownership. BY ERICA CORSANO

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GREEN GOODNESS Eating plant-based food is Miami’s hottest culinary trend. BY OLEE FOWLER

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SURFSIDE Explore this northern beach town that’s equal parts swank and chill. BY MATT MELTZER

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DECO DREAMIN’ Art Deco architecture is as synonymous with Miami as frozen cocktails and beach umbrellas. Get inspired by some of our favorite structures. BY SARA LISS

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ALL ABOUT TOWN There are so many incredible Miami neighborhoods to explore—get lost in all of them.

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PARTING SHOT Damien Hirst’s ‘Gone but not Forgotten’ is one of the most photographed works of art in Miami.

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A self-proclaimed “Jackie of all trades,” Erica Corsano has her hands in many creative projects. As a lifestyle journalist, speaker, world traveler, animal advocate and obsessed dog mom, most of her time is spent scouring South Florida (and the globe) for all things fun, fabulous and inspirational. Corsano has contributed to media outlets like Condé Nast, yahoo. com, cnbc. com, FOX, CNN and NBC, and currently serves as a Group Editor for Morris Visitor Publications, covering Southeast Florida and the Bahamas.

Olee Fowler is a native Floridian and long-time contributor to Eater Miami, an online haven for restaurant-obsessed Miami residents. A self-described food nerd and spa aficionado, her work can be seen in various outlets including Racked, Chat Chow TV, Design District Magazine and Chic Metropolitan.

Matt Meltzer was the Miami editor for Thrillist for six years, and has lived in Miami for over 20. He also teaches journalism at University of Miami and holds a masters degree from University of Florida. He’s enjoyed watching Surfside turn from a retirement community to one of the best beach towns in Florida.

Sara Liss has been covering the Miami food scene for the last ten years. She also dabbles in travel and design writing and has started a few community events along the way including Saffron Supper Club, a roving Middle-Eastern culinary experience and Friday Beach, a neighborhood celebration that happens in her town of Surfside the first Friday of the month in the summer.

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Green Goodness, page 28

Surfside, page 32

Deco Dreamin’, page 36


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Miami is home to an array of exciting and intriguing sights. Here’s a look at some of the area’s must-see attractions worth exploring.

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

This European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark, constructed in 1916 as a winter retreat for agricultural industrialist James Deering, is an oceanfront beauty and quiet retreat from city madness. Vizcaya boasts 34 rooms on three levels decorated in 15ththrough 19th-century antiques. The mansion’s famed 10-acre formal gardens are sprinkled with sculptures and mazes, which visitors can spend the day exploring among the magical landscape. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.250.9133

Museo y Jardines Vizcaya Esta mansión de inspiración europea y Sitio Histórico Nacional construida en 1916 como residencia de invierno para el empresario agrícola James Deering, evoca serenidad por la tranquilidad de sus jardines y belleza vistas de la Bahia de Biscayne. El palacio es un sanctuario que muchos visualizan para escapar la locura de la ciudad. Vizcaya cuenta con tres pisos de 34 salas decoradas con antigüedades y reliquias de los siglos XV al XIX. Los famosos jardines formales que rodean la mansión incluyen esculturas y laberintos, donde los visitantes pueden pasar el día explorando un paisaje de ensueño.

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Across Miami Beach, art and culture are in full swing at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, PAMM is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collections and exhibitions of international art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the museum building is an inspiring work of art. The exterior veranda has become a coveted public space for its ambitious combination of design, the natural environment and breathtaking water views. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.375.3000 14

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Pérez Art Museum Miami El arte y la cultura están en su apogeo en Miami con Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Conocido anteriormente como Museo de Arte de Miami, PAMM es un museo de arte moderno y contemporáneo dedicado a coleccionar y exhibir arte internacional de los siglos XX y XXI. El Pérez Art Museum Miami también alberga diversas exposiciones temporales. Disenado por arquitectos suizos Jacques Herzog y Piere de Meuron, el edificio es una obra de arte, uniendo la naturaleza, arquitectura y un exterior con jardines colgantes. El museo es considerado como una de las instituciones culturales mas prestigiosas de Estados Unidos.

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Wynwood Art District

In Miami’s Wynwood Art District, art galleries, photography studios, indie boutiques, restaurants and bars make up one of the hippest neighborhoods in America. As a mecca for Art Basel, the most important art show in the United States, thousands of art lovers, trendsetters and tastemakers make their annual pilgrimage to this outdoor museum every December. The district is located between NW 36th Street to the north, NW 20th Street to the south, and I-95/Biscayne Boulevard and NE First Avenue to the west and east. Make sure to check out the free art walk offered the second Saturday of the month. www.wynwoodmiami.com 16

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Wynwood Distrito Artístico Wynwood es un moderno centro de artes que podríamos llamar el museo de arte callejero al aire libre. Contiene más de 70 galerías, museos y colecciones. Actualmente, es el centro de lo más “cool” en Miami y atrae a miles de visitantes durante Art Basel con sus destacadas fiestas en galerías y colaboraciones inusuales e inspiradoras entre músicos, artistas, diseñadores gráficos y todo tipo de clases creativas. Ubicado al norte y delimitado por NW 36th Street (al norte), NW 20th Street (al sur), I-95 (al oeste) y NE 1st Avenue (al este). Mensualmente se realizan noches de galería gratuita, uniendo arte, música en vivo y degustación de gastronomía local.

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Everglades National Park

The Everglades is the nation’s largest natural subtropical park with endangered and threatened species. With over 1.5 million acres, the park has many adventures to offer. Take a short walk to spot wildlife or climb atop Shark Valley’s observation tower for a bird’s eye view of the glades. Glide over Florida Bay by boat or kayak for a glimpse of crocodiles, manatees or dolphins. 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, 305.242.7700

Los Everglades El Parque Nacional de los Everglades, es el parque natural subtropical más grande de Estados Unidos. Cuenta con especies raras y en peligro de extinción. La vasta expansión de aproximadamente 607,000 hectáreas del parque nos lleva a creer que las aventuras que puede encontrar aquí no tienen fin. Hay disponibilidad de recorridos en canoas o en bote para ver cocodrilos, manatí o delfines. Tambien se puede subir al mirador Shark Valley para vistas de los Everglades.

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A neighborhood of Miami, Little Havana is a vibrant area considered to be the epicenter of Cuban culture and heritage. This famed street is well-known for its old-world cigar shops where cigars are hand-rolled onsite, dozens of restaurants where the aroma of Cuban coffee permeates, as well as quaint shops and folk medicine stores called “botánicas.” At Maximo Gomez Park on 15th Avenue, you can join in on a game of dominoes or chess. Domino Park, as locals call it, is an important social gathering place for generations of Cubans to discuss politics. Little Havana also hosts a variety of events including the Calle Ocho festival and Cultural Fridays. www.miamigov.com 18

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La Pequeña Habana Una parte de Cuba se mantiene viva dentro la Pequeña Habana en Miami. Uno de los lugares con más encanto del barrio se encuentra en la Calle Ocho donde se conviven artesanos fabricando cigarros puros, decenas de restaurantes con mucho sabor y un fuerte aroma de café cubano, tiendas y botánicas. A la altura de la avenida 15 encuentraras el Parque Máximo Gómez, un lugar donde adultos mayores se reúnen para jugar dominó o ajedrez mientras tratan de arreglar el mundo discutiendo sobre el pasado y el futuro de Cuba. Una gran manera de disfrutar de la cultura Cubana es durante el festival anual de Calle Ocho o ofrecido mensualmente como Viernes Culturales.

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EXPERIENCE NATURE ON A NEW LEVEL Come meet some new friends at Miami’s sea life conservation place. Swim with dolphins or seals, submerge on a Sea Trek Reef Encounter or meet a penguin - nose to beak! Connect up close and personal. You’ll become friends for life!

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Adventures await you at one of the top 10 zoos in the U.S. More than 3,000 animals from around the world call the park home, as do 1,200 trees, plants and flowers. Bengal tigers, African elephants, wild boar, camels, kangaroos, koalas, leopards and giant turtles are among the animals you will see roaming freely in natural habitats. Pedal your way around the zoo’s whopping 340 acres and nearly three miles of walkways, ride the tram or hop on the air-conditioned monorail to enjoy your visit in comfort. 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, 305.251.0400 20

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Zoológico de Miami Aventuras te esperan en uno de los mejores zoologicos de los Estados Unidos donde más de 3,000 animales y especies exóticas en un ambiente natural de bosques y praderas se alojan. Tigres de bengala, elefantes africanos, jabalíes, camellos, canguros, koalas, leopardos o tortugas gigantes son algunos de los animales que podrés ver campando a sus anchas por el gran parque. Este zoológico es demasiado grande para recorrerlo andando. Por suerte, eso no es un problema, existen diferentes opciones para hacer que la visita sea más cómoda: coches a pedales, el tranvía y el monorail con aire acondicionado.

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PLAY BALL Under new ownership, the Miami Marlins are bringing baseball back to the Magic City. BY ERICA CORSANO

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“Baseball is back, and we’re Just Gettin’ Started,” writes new Marlins CEO Derek Jeter in his opening day program book. Just Gettin’ Started is the team’s new rally cry. While the Marlins have been a team (formerly the Florida Marlins) since 1991, they haven’t always had a great track record. That, paired with fair-weather fans in a town that doesn’t worship its sports teams like most other major American cities, means the Marlins have been up against a lot. Whether this starpowered rebirth will make real waves with this underdog team is yet to be seen, but one thing’s for sure—we’ll always root for our hometown team. Play ball.


“We are totally changing the culture and the perception of the Miami Marlins.” —Don Mattingly, Manager, Miami Marlins.

(Opposite page) Second baseman Starlin DeJesus Castro on the field. (This page, from top) Marlins Park on opening day 2018; Former Marlins player, Preston Wilson.

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(Above) Marlins fans feeling the Magic as they celebrate the hometown team. (Right) Tradition reigns in baseball: Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas and Fox Sports commentator Craig Minervini get soaked after game-winning hit at Marlins Park. All photos featured are courtesy of the Miami Marlins.

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Plant Miami serves sophisticated plant-based food in a serene setting.


GREEN GOODNESS Plant-based eating goes mainstream in the Magic City.

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Not too long ago, the words “vegan” and “gourmet” weren’t found in the same sentence. The cuisine was typically reserved for health-focused eateries and obscure cafés—not buzzed-about restaurants. But the tides are turning, and plant-based eating has officially gone mainstream with a slew of notable spots that is turning even the most tried-and-true carnivore into fans. Adding to plant-based eating’s newly found “it-factor” is mega-club mogul David Grutman—the man behind perpetual hot spots LIV, Story, Komodo and OTL—who recently brought Toronto-based vegan concept, Planta,

to South Beach. The instantly popular restaurant serves plant-based fare in a chic setting. The menu includes vegan spins on classic dishes like cauliflower tots, sweet potato queso, charred octopus created with king oyster mushrooms, and even sushi and nigiri made entirely out of plant-based ingredients. “Eating a plant-based diet is more than just a trend, it’s the way the world is moving. Simply put, people want to know where their food is coming from,” notes Grutman. “We want guests to leave Planta asking themselves, ‘Wow, did I just eat a fully plant-based meal?’”

No hace mucho tiempo, las palabras “vegano” y “gourmet” no se encontraban en la misma oración. Pero las mareas están cambiando, y la alimentación vegetariana se ha popularizado oficialmente con una serie de sitios destacados que están convirtiendo incluso al más convencido carnívoro en fanático. Además de ese “algo especial” recién encontrado a la alimentación basada en vegetales, el magnate de clubes, David Grutman -el hombre detrás de los eternos sitios de moda LIV, Story, Komodo y OTLrecientemente trajo el concepto vegano con sede en

Toronto, Planta, a South Beach. El restaurante popular sirve platos vegetarianos en un ambiente elegante. El menú incluye giros veganos de platos clásicos como croquetas de coliflor, queso de batata, pulpo carbonizado creado con champiñones ostra rey, e incluso sushi y nigiri creados completamente con ingredientes vegetales. “Comer una dieta vegetariana es más que solo una tendencia, es hacia donde se dirige el mundo. En pocas palabras, las personas quieren saber de dónde viene su comida,” señala Grutman. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Pero Planta no es el único restaurante de la ciudad que recibe elogios tanto. En el vecindario Sunset Harbor de Miami Beach se encuentra Soul Tavern, que ofrece platos veganos y vegetarianos en un relajado pub gastronómico. Su menú inspirado en comidas tradicionales cuenta con platos como pizzas cubiertas con champiñones exóticos, ginseng, remolacha y raíz de loto; gyoza rellenas de jaca; y bahn-mi hechos con tempeh coreano de barbacoa. Al verdadero estilo de un gastropub, también ofrece una variedad de cervezas, vino, una gran lista de sake y un bar completo. “Nuestro menú es amigable. Reconocemos que la comida saludable no tiene por qué ser complicada o intimidante,” explica el propietario de Soul Tavern, Jason Gordon. La Centrale, elegante sala de comida italiana en Brickell City Centre, también ofrece comida vegana dentro de su complejo de varios niveles. Si bien su restaurante vegetariano Stagionale no está completamente basado en vegetales, las opciones para vegetarianos son abundantes. Veganos y no veganos pueden disfrutar de una coliflor entera a la Caponata, una gran cantidad de verduras frescas, y mucho más. Adicionalmente, todas las comidas comienzan con una copa llena de tomates cherry dulces y aceite de oliva para remojar. Para aquellos que buscan una experiencia vegana gourmet de alta calidad, deben ir a Plant Miami en el “Espacio Sagrado” de Wynwood. El restaurante ofrece un menú global de altura creado por el chef ejecutivo Horacio Rivadero, cuyos platos son todos libres de gluten, crudos y veganos. Los platos intrincadamente diseñados, son testimonio de cómo en años recientes se ha elevado la cocina basada en vegetales. Ahora existe la opción de una comida vegana a la orilla del mar en la Ciudad Mágica, en Full Bloom. Este sitio de moda en Miami Beach se ha hecho un nombre a lo largo de los años con sus platos de queso a base de vegetales, ñoquis de espinacas, rollitos de alga nori y postres sobresalientes como el tiramisú, que compiten con sus vistas. La comida vibrante basada en vegetales stá demostrando que es más que una tendencia: ¡está aquí para quedarse!

“Vibrant plant-based eating is proving it’s more than a trend—it’s here to stay.”

“La comida vibrante basada en vegetales stá demostrando que es más que una tendencia: ¡está aquí para quedarse!”

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But Planta isn’t the only eatery in town garnering praise from vegans and non-vegans alike. In Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood is Soul Tavern, which offers vegan and vegetarian offerings in a laidback, gastropub outpost. Its comfort food-inspired menu boasts dishes like pizzas topped with exotic mushrooms, ginseng, beets and lotus root; jackfruit-filled gyoza; and banh-mi sliders made with Korean barbecue tempeh. In true gastropub fashion, it also features a variety of beers, wine, a large sake list and a full bar. “Our menu is approachable. We recognize that healthful food doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating,” explains Soul Tavern owner Jason Gordon. Brickell City Centre’s swanky Italian food hall La Centrale also offers vegan fare within its multi-level complex. While its vegetarian eatery Stagionale isn’t fully plant-based, the vegan-friendly options are abound. Vegans and non-vegans alike can feast on whole head of cauliflower Caponata, tofu stuffed eggplant with marinara sauce, a plethora of farm fresh veggies and more. An added plus: all meals begin with a cocktail glass filled with sweet cherry tomatoes and olive oil for dipping. For those looking for a high-end, gourmet vegan experience, head to Plant Miami in Wynwood’s Sacred Space. The sleek restaurant offers an elevated global menu created by executive chef Horacio Rivadero, whose offerings are all gluten-free, raw and vegan. The intricately designed dishes like the cacio di funghi made with kelp noodles and a decadent truffle cashew béchamel sauce or the harvest dumplings wrapped in a sweet potato coconut wrapper and topped with ginger foam are a testament to how elevated plant-based cuisine has become in recent years. “It doesn’t matter if you follow a vegan lifestyle or not. You’ll come in for a delicious meal and you’ll leave healthier and satisfied on all levels,” adds Gordon. Waterside vegan dining is even an option now in the Magic City, at Full Bloom. The Miami Beach spot has made a name for itself over the years with its plant-based cheese platters, spinach gnocchi, nori rolls and standout desserts like tiramisu, which all rival its views. But regardless of diet preference or palate, vibrant plant-based eating in South Florida is proving it’s more than a trend—it’s here to stay.


FROM BURGERS THAT WILL HAVE EVEN THE BIGGEST CARNIVORES COMING BACK FOR MORE, TO CREATVE TAKES ON “SEAFOOD” AND SUSHI, TO DIVINE DESSERTS AND COCKTAILS, EATING VEGAN HAS EVOLVED INTO A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.

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The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside offers extreme luxury to vistiors and locals.

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SURFSIDE Explore this quaint village north of Miami.

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First, some clarification: There isn’t much surfing in the town of Surfside. Though the calming waves rolling over the turquoise waters onto perfectly tanned sand here are blissfully relaxing, the North Shore of Oahu it is not. But as long as you’re not looking to ride any killer swells, Surfside is Miami’s most peaceful place to enjoy the beach. Stroll the streets of Surfside, a little town just north of Miami Beach stretching from 87th Street to 96th Street, and find a town full of vibrant restaurants, unique architecture, calming beaches and even a little bit of history. Surfside was founded in 1935, when 35 members of the privately-held Surf Club on 90th street fought off annexation from Miami Beach and incorporated the town for $28,500. The population was a scant 50 residents at the time, but that independence is what has allowed the city to retain its unique character. The main drag along Harding Avenue is filled with low-rise art deco buildings and small businesses, a harkening back to Miami Beach before it went condo. Spots like Josh’s Deli sling duck fat matzo balls and overstuffed pastrami sandwiches, while The Carrot presses fresh juices and smoothies for visitors looking for a little less cholesterol. Down the street, Serendipity Creamery offers inven-

Primero, una aclaración: No se hace mucho surf en Surfside. Aunque aquí las tranquilas olas que surcan sobre el agua turquesa hacia una arena perfectamente bronceada son muy relajantes, en la costa norte de Oahu no lo son. Siempre que no estés buscando correr enormes olas, Surfside es el lugar más pacífico de Miami para disfrutar de la playa. Al pasear por las calles de Surfside, una pequeña ciudad al norte de Miami Beach que se extiende desde la calle 87 hasta la 96, encontrarás una ciudad llena de restaurantes vibrantes, arquitectura única, playas tranquilas y hasta un poco de historia. Surfside fue fundada en 1935, cuando 35 miembros del Club de Surf privado de la calle 90 lucharon contra su anexión a Miami Beach y lograron constituir la ciudad por $28,500. En ese tiempo, la población tenía unos escasos 50 residentes, pero esa independencia le permitió a la ciudad conservar su carácter único. La calle principal de Harding Avenue está llena de edificios art decó de escasa altura y pequeños negocios, un reflejo de lo que era Miami Beach antes de convertirse en condominios. Hay sitios como Josh’s Deli, donde encuentras bolas de matzá con grasa de pato y sándwiches de pastrami enormes, y The Carrot que WHERE GUEST B OOK

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prepara zumos y batidos frescos para los visitantes que buscan consumir un poco menos colesterol. Al final de la calle, Serendipity Creamery ofrece helados con sabores ingeniosos. La cadena local Flannigan también tiene un restaurante en Surfside, donde encontrarás las alitas que algunos consideran las mejores. También hay un Walgreens con arquitectura art decó retro sigue siendo un ancla arquitectónica impresionante. Más cerca de la arena encontrarás el Centro Comunitario de Surfside, donde los turistas pueden unirse a los residentes para practicar yoga gratis en la playa o Aqua Zumba. También hay un sendero para trotar a lo largo de la arena, y una playa poblada mayormente por familias jóvenes con algunos turistas. Aunque es pequeño, Surfside tiene muchos lugares para alojarse. El más impresionante es el Four Seasons, que rehabilitó el histórico Club de Surf y lo convirtió en la pieza central de su nuevo complejo hotelero. El

Surfside has an active community and regularly scheduled programming and events to engage both locals and visitors.

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tive ice creams to cool off after a long day at the beach, with flavors like pear Riesling sorbet and cereal milk—if you like the taste of cereal milk. Local institution Flanigan’s also has an outpost in Surfside, where you’ll find wings that some claim are Miami’s finest, along with fresh seafood and flamebroiled burgers. There’s even a retro art-deco Walgreens that makes for an impressive architectural anchor for Surfside’s main street. Closer to the sand you’ll find the Surfside Community Center, where tourists can join residents for free yoga on the beach or Aqua Zumba (laugh, it’s infinitely harder than you think). There’s also a jogging path right along the sand, and a beach mostly populated by young families with a smattering of tourists. It’s a welcomed oasis from the crowds of South Beach; in Surfside you’ll hear mostly crashing waves interspersed with kids splashing in the water. Though it’s small, Surfside has no shortage of places to stay. Most impressive among them is the Four Seasons,


“Surfside is Miami’s most peaceful place to enjoy the beach.”

“Surfside es el lugar más pacífico de Miami para disfrutar de la playa.”

which rehabbed the historic Surf Club and turned it into the centerpiece of its new large-scale resort. The hotspot that welcomed names like Sinatra and Churchill decades ago has reinvented itself, and the old lobby is now the luxe champagne bar Le Sirenuse. Cheap it’s not, but worth the price to feel like a vacationing Rat Packer sipping bubbly by the ocean. It’s not all luxury digs here, though, as the Marriott Residence Inn sits just steps from the water, and the Grand Beach Hotel boasts a rooftop bar with a panoramic view of the ocean. It’s the best place to snap envy-inducing pictures to send to everyone you know stuck in cold weather, and an ideal spot for sunset cocktails or an occasional yoga class. The city is also among the most eco-conscious in Florida, where officials banned both plastic straws and Styrofoam in an effort to protect the local marine life. There’s also a turtle nesting program, which affords the opportunity to see sea turtles hatching from May to October. Those turtles have become such an integral part of Surfside life, they inspired the city’s Turtle Walk—a series of 13 sculptures of the Florida loggerhead turtle created by local artists. Renting a CitiBike to see them all might be the best way to take in the city.

sitio de moda que recibió hace décadas a personajes como Sinatra y Churchill, se ha reinventado a sí mismo y ahora el antiguo vestíbulo es el lujoso bar de champán La Sireneuse. No es barato, pero vale la pena pagar el precio para sentirse como un joven famoso de vacaciones tomando una copa de burbujeante champán junto al mar. No todo es lujo aquí, ya que el Marriott Residence Inn se encuentra a pocos pasos del agua, y el Grand Beach Hotel cuenta con un bar en la terraza superior con una vista panorámica del océano. Es el mejor lugar para sacar fotos, que al enviarlas serán la envidia de todos tus conocidos atrapados en el clima frío. La ciudad también se encuentra entre las más ecológicas en Florida, donde los funcionarios prohibieron los sorbetes de plástico y la espuma de poliestireno en un esfuerzo por proteger la vida marina local. También hay un programa de anidación de tortugas. Esas tortugas se han convertido en una parte tan integral de la vida de Surfside que inspiraron el Paseo de las Tortugas de la ciudad, una serie de 13 esculturas de la tortuga boba de la Florida creadas por artistas locales. Alquilar una bicicleta podría ser la mejor manera de conocerlos.

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DECO DREAMIN’ BY SARA LISS

Seen on everything from the opening credits of “Miami Vice” to the numerous postcards gracing every souvenir shop, the art deco buildings of Ocean Drive (and the surrounding area) have come to be as synonymous with Miami Beach as frosty cocktails and beach umbrellas. Over 800 art deco structures are found in South Beach alone, according to the National Register of Historic Buildings, making the main drags of Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue a parade of pastel and prewar flourishes. All of this was codified back in 1979 when a dedicated group of activists helped create The Miami Beach Architectural District (also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District and, its more popular name, Miami Art Deco District) and designated the area a U.S. historic district. And though Ocean Drive has become more commercial in the last few decades, several hotels have maintained their aesthetic integrity (and also their lawful obligation as part of a historic district) by restoring their facades and interiors to their former glory. The porthole windows, ship-like railings, sleek curves, glass blocks, shiny chrome and gleaming terrazzo floors transport us back to a time when Miami was developing its signature glamour and look. Croatian architect Anton Skislewicz designed both the Breakwater and the Plymouth hotels in 1936 and 1940, respectively, with many of the stylistic qualities of art deco design—the strong lines, the emphasis on symmetry—but with a decidedly more modern and mysterious ambiance. The Breakwater was restored in 2011 and remains an attraction for its aquarium-style pool encased with glass, allowing guests the luxury of overlooking the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive. The Plymouth reopened last year as a hip hideaway a few blocks from the beach. 36

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Desde los créditos iniciales de la serie Miami Vice hasta las imágenes icónicas de las tarjetas postales que adornan cada tienda de souvenirs, los edificios Art Decó de Ocean Drive han llegado a ser sinónimo de Miami Beach al igual que los cócteles escarchados y las sombrillas de playa. Sólo en South Beach se encuentran más de 800 estructuras Art Decó, de acuerdo con el Registro Nacional de Edificios Históricos, haciendo que las principales atracciones de Ocean Drive y Collins Avenue sean un desfile floreciente de colores pastel y arquitectura preguerra. Todo esto fue codificado en 1979, cuando un grupo dedicado de activistas ayudó a crear el Distrito Arquitectónico de Miami Beach, también conocido como el Distrito Histórico del Viejo Miami Beach o el término más popular de Distrito Art Decó de Miami, y designó el área como un distrito histórico de los EE. UU. Aunque Ocean Drive se ha vuelto más comercial en las últimas décadas, varios hoteles han mantenido su integridad estética (y su obligación legal como parte de un distrito histórico) restaurando sus fachadas e interiores a su antigua gloria. El arquitecto croata Anton Skislewicz diseñó los hoteles The Breakwater y The Plymouth en 1936 y 1940 respectivamente, con muchas de las cualidades estilísticas del diseño Art Decó, las líneas fuertes y el énfasis en la simetría, pero con un ambiente decididamente más moderno y misterioso. El Breakwater fue restaurado en 2011 y El Plymouth reabrió el año pasado como un escondite a pocas cuadras de la playa. El Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club en Miami Beach se encuentra ligeramente al norte de South Beach y es más

“The art deco buildings of Ocean Drive have become as synonymous with Miami Beach as frosty cocktails and beach umbrellas”

“Los edificios Art Decó de Ocean Drive han llegado a ser sinónimo de Miami Beach al igual que los cócteles escarchados y las sombrillas de playa.”

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A selection of Miami’s art deco architectural treasures.


(Clockwise from top left) The Plymouth Hotel; The Cadillac Hotel and Beach Club; The Breakwater Hotel; The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort.

The Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach is slightly north of South Beach and taller than most deco towers of the era. Originally designed by renowned art deco architect Roy France in 1940, the hotel reopened in the spring after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The makeover draws on the glamour and sophistication of the 1940s European Riviera. Farther up the beach, the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort will be celebrating its 60th anniversary as a Miami Beach icon this year. The newly renovated resort is all about the “luxury of wellness,” with a phenomenal spa, an enviable roster of recreational classes and an array of mental and spiritual resources (it helps that, up until recently, this was a Canyon Ranch). While most of the hotel was gutted and renovated, some art deco vestiges remain from its heyday, including its famous neon sign at the top of its landmark facade.

alto que las típicas torres Decó de tres pisos de la época. Originalmente fue diseñado en 1940 por el renombrado arquitecto, Roy France, el hotel recientemente reabrió sus puertas tras una renovación de varios millones de dólares inspirada en el glamour y la sofisticación de la Riviera Europea de 1940. Más al norte en la playa, el Carillon Miami Wellness Resort celebrará su 60º aniversario este año como un ícono de Miami Beach. El complejo recientemente renovado se ha inspirado en el “bienestar de lujo”, con un spa fenomenal, un listado envidiable de clases recreativas, y un conjunto de recursos mentales y espirituales (hasta hace poco, esto era un Canyon Ranch). Si bien gran parte del hotel fue destruido y renovado, aún permanecen algunos vestigios Art Déco de su época. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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ALL ABOUT TOWN These distinct areas give Miami its eclectic personality and magnetic metropolitan appeal.

SOUTH BEACH Occupying fewer than two square miles on the

CORAL GABLES Appropriately named “The City Beautiful” by

tip of Miami Beach, South Beach enjoys its own claim to fame. Life is celebrated here as one big, ultra-hip, 24/7 party with a Technicolor backdrop. The beaches are thronged with sexy, beautiful people. People leisurely dine at chic outdoor cafés along Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road, which was redesigned in the ‘60s by MiMo pioneer Morris Lapidus as the country’s first pedestrian mall. When the sun goes down, South Beach’s club scene kicks into overdrive as revelers head to the city’s number-one zone of no-holds-barred bacchanalia.

its designer, George Merrick, Coral Gables is an utterly charming community of gracious Mediterranean architecture, monumental gateways, fountains, streets shaded by huge banyans and miles of waterways. With a Streetscape Project in the city’s downtown set to complete in 2018, travelers will have more reasons than ever to check out the neighborhood and its enhancements, which include pedestrian-friendly streets with garden areas, outdoor dining, improved lighting, public art and more.

SOUTH BEACH La area conocida como “South Beach” ocupa menos

CORAL GABLES

de dos millas cuadradas en la parte más al sur de Miami Beach, pero de

dor, George Merrick. Esta encantadora comunidad es conocidad por

todos modos goza de fama propia. Aquí se celebra la vida en una gran

sus elegantes edificaciones de arquitectura mediterránea, entradas

fiesta a la última moda que dura 24 horas, siete días a la semana, con un

monumentales, fuentes, calles a la sombra de inmensos banianos y

telón de fondo que parece de Technicolor. Las playas están repletas de

ficus, y millas de vías acuáticas. En el centro de comercio de la ciu-

gente bella y sensual. Se puede comer sin prisa en los elegantes cafés al

dad se está ejecutando el proyecto “Streetscape” con el objetivo de

aire libre a lo largo de Ocean Drive y Lincoln Road, el cual fue diseñado

asignar espacio público al uso de los peatones, una amplia zona ajar-

en los años sesenta por renombrado arquitecto Morris Lapidus, como

dinada, comedores al aire libre, un alumbrado mejorado, la comisión

el primero centro comercial peatonal. Cuando cae el sol, los clubes de

de arte publico y más.

vida nocturna es única.

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South Beach se con- vierten en el centro de acción, aquí encontrarás la

Conocida como “La Ciudad Bella” por su funda-


AVENTURA/SUNNY ISLES BEACH Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach are two enclaves known for their tropical landscaping and scenic waterways. The sleek high-rises tower from the horizon and diversions are plentiful. Tee off at a championship golf course at Turnberry Isle or enjoy first-class shopping at Aventura Mall. And over the Intracoastal Waterway, Sunny Isles Beach beckons with world-class, family-friendly beaches for a day on the sand and to watch the sunset.

fashion-forward boutiques in a lush tropical garden-setting. Next to Bal Harbour Village is Surfside, a charming seaside community featuring beachfront hotels and more than 100 restaurants and cozy boutiques in a two-block strip with glorious ocean views.

BAL HARBOUR/SURFSIDE

Con el Océano Atlántico como telón

de fondo, se encuentran los lujosos balnearios y resplandecientes torres de condominios de Bal Harbour Village. Norte de Miami Beach puedes

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT OF CORAL GABLES.

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encontrar la galleria de tiendas de Bal Harbour, donde el visitante puede

AVENTURA Aventura y Sunny Isles Beach son dos enclaves exclusivo,

echar una mirada a boutiques de prestigio internacional en un entorno

rodeado de paisajes tropicales y vías fluviales, con elegantes rascacielos

de jardines tropicales. Surfside, localizado al lado, ofrece lindas tiendas y

y diversión para todos los gustos, incluyendo campo de golf y uno de los

mas de cien restaurantes concentrados en dos cuadras.

destinos más codiciados para realizar compras—Aventura Mall. A traves del Canal Intracostero, se encuentra Sunny Isles Beach con playas de

WYNWOOD/DESIGN DISTRICT Step inside Wynwood to

primera categoría para disfrutar el día al aire libre y el muelle de la ciudad

immerse yourself in kaleidoscope of color. This vibrant neighborhood is filled with esteemed collections and contemporary art galleries, bustling bars and restaurants, indie shops and enormous art murals,

para vistas al mar.

BAL HARBOUR/SURFSIDE Against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Bal Harbour Village is a haven for residential living and upscale tourism. Just north of Miami Beach, this picturesque village features the Bal Harbour Shops, where you can browse internationally renowned,

Opposite page: Iconic South Beach is the perfect place to spend a day at the beach. This page from left: The Aventura Mall is a shopping mecca. Miracle Mile in Coral Gables is rich in history and culture.

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developed area dubbed the “Manhattan of the South” with premier retail outlets including Brickell City Centre. The Park West neighborhood features the historically African-American community of Overtown and important historic sites such as the Lyric Theater and Old Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI/BRICKELL WYNWOOD/DESIGN DISTRICT

Cada distrito del downtown

Visiten al turístico barrio de

tiene su identidad propia. En el Bulevar Biscayne pueden pasear el

Wynwood, en Miami, al oeste de Midtown, conocido por sus murals atrac-

pabellón deportivo AmericanAirlines, el parque Bayfront y el Centro

tivos, bares, galerías de arte, tiendas de ropa de diseñadores emergentes

de Artes Escénicas Adrienne Arsht. Esta zona esta llena de actividades

y restaurantes. Al norte de Miami descubre el Distrito de diseño de Miami.

para disfrutar día y noche. Brickell es un distrito residencial urbano y

Ubicado cercano a Miami Beach y el downtown, el Distrito no solo es el

el principal distrito financiero de Miami, conocido como el “Manhattan

hogar de galerías de arte inusual y a la moda, sino que también es una

del Sur”. Brickell alberga el nuevo centro comercial de gama alta—

meca de las compras de lujo. Además de salas de exhibición, encon-

Brickell City Centre. El distrito Park West es donde se encuentra el

trarás en este centro de 18 manzanas restaurantes, cafés y un mercado

vecindario historico de Overtown y sitios de importancia como el

campesino semanal.

Teatro Lyric y el Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum que honra policías afro estadounidenses.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI/BRICKELL Each downtown district boasts its own unique identity. Home to the AmericanAirlines Arena, Bayfront Park and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, it is a hotbed of daytime and nighttime activities. Brickell is a residentially 40

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all of which are open for exploration, making it a must-visit. Travel north from Wynwood to the fast-growing, dynamic community of the Miami Design District. The 18-square-block center houses virtually every top luxury brand. The Design District is also home to art galleries, design installations, fine dining restaurants, cafés and a weekly farmers’ market.


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SHOPPING & GALLERIES Get Inspired

ART GALLERIES H J. STEVEN MANOLIS This private art gallery and artist studio is dedicated to the work of abstract colorist J. Steven Manolis, a student of renowned artist Wolf Khan for 25 years. A visit here is an immersion into an explosion of color where the striking images are not only beautiful, but also instantly evoke excitement in collectors and art aficionados. The gallery hosts periodic exhibits and events throughout the year and is also available for rentals. Visit www.manolisprojects. com for more information on the artist studios and special events. 335 NE 59 St., Miami, 786.360.2833. www.jstevenmanolisart.com

MARKOWICZ FINE ART Located in the Miami Design District, Markowicz Fine Art offers a wide variety of artists with exceptional creative talent. From the BildoReliefos of Alain Godon and Richard Orlinski sculptures to the street artist Kai and the delicate crystal glass sculptures from Rudolf Burda, the art in this gallery is a feast for the eyes. 110 NE 40th St., Miami, 786.615.8158. www.markowiczfineart.com

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WYNWOOD 28 A young boutique gallery focused on promoting energizing artists who stand out not only for their talent but also for their career paths. Artists use traditional techniques to create artwork that surprises with its creativity. Wynwood 28, 786.537.0116. www.wynwood28.com

BASECL0090≠1 Find an assortment of eclectic fashion items, from jeans to T-shirts to footwear to fragrances, home furnishings and more. The new flagship store is across Dr. Smood in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. 11 am-7 pm daily. 2215 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.531.4982. www.baseworld.com

ANTIDOTE Find curated fashion accessories, dresses, shoes, swimwear and much more at this chic boutique. Antidote also prides itself on eco friendly materials, such as recycled, sustainable and fair trade goods. 2613 NW 2nd Ave., 786.615.3395. antidotestore.us

BOHO HUNTER This concept store in the heart of Miami’s Design District brings together high-end Latin American brands that specialize in clothing, jewelry, handbags and home accessories. Shop stylish items like new takes on traditional Panama hats from Ecuador’s Allpa Hats; chic terry-lined kimonos; lightas-air cover-ups by Peruvian Brand Balkanica; and cult-status swimwear from Colombia’s Suki Cohen. 314 NW 24th St., Miami, 786.558.4486. Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.0000. www.bohohunter.com H GRIFS WESTERNCL00261 More than just a Western store, Grifs has been a South Florida legend for more than 40 years. This store is filled

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES to the brim with boots, from cowboy and work to riding and hiking. Whatever the occasion, Grifs can fulfill your foot coverage needs. They also sell jewelry, hats, outfits, saddles, tack and feed. It carries brands such as Ariat, Lucchese, Stetson, Tony Lama, Justin, Laredo, Wrangler, Pan Handle Slim and much more. 6211 Orange Drive, Davie, 954.587.9000. Toll Free 800.441.9556. www.grifswestern.com XIMENA KAVALEKAS Born in Ecuador and raised in Italy, Ximena Kavalekas studied in Florence’s Academia Italiana and Instituto Polimoda before launching her internationally recognized accessories brand in 2015. Her python skin handbags standout for their soft and supple texture and high quality Italian craftsmanship. 40 SW 13th St., 6th FL, Miami, 786.452.8746. www.ximenakavalekas.com THE WEBSTERCL0052943 This upscale South Beach boutique, founded by three French partners, with backgrounds in the fashion industry, features more than 30 top collections. In the lineup: Balenciaga, Lanvin, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Prada, Stella, Proenza, YSL, Alaia, Lanvin, Dolce, and Neil Barrett, plus jewelry by Hermès, Rolex, Ten Thousand Things, and Dinh Van. It also has an outpost of the Parisian restaurant, Caviar Kaspa. 1220 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.7899. thewebstermiami.com

AUTOMOTIVE H AUTO CRAZECL004810 Located in downtown Miami, Auto

Craze is the place to go for your automotive needs. Its upbeat and high-octane décor will entice you to browse through its aisles, which display merchandise from such brands as Sparco, Simpson, Omp, Dainese, Bell, Arai, Shoei and Two Brothers Exhaust. Everything for the track bike enthusiast, motocross and karting is also available. Open M-F 9:30 am-6 pm; Sa 10 am-2 pm. 121 SE First Ave., Miami, 305.358.9021. www.autocraze.com

BRIDAL CHIC PARISIEN This renowned bridal boutique, owned by Catherine Fox Milian and open since 1969, offers a selection of wedding gowns from leading designers. The store also features motherof-the-bride, special occasion and flower girl dresses, making it the perfect spot to find that special dress. Call for an appointment or stop by to browse for the dress of your dreams. 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756. www.chicparisienbridal.com DAISY TARSICL004173 This Coral Gables store helps make wedding dreams come true. From an exemplary assortment of designer gowns to the largest selection of designer bridesmaid dresses, you’ll find all the romantic touches that will mark the day as especially your own. Don’t miss the selection of tiaras, veils and shoes. Open M and Sa 11 am-5 pm; Tu-F 11 am-6 pm. 311 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.441.6796. www.daisytarsi.com

CIGARS H CUBAN CRAFTERS CIGARSCL004040 Cuban Crafters’ 20,000-square-foot mega-store in the heart of Little Havana is one of the most unique experiences in Miami. In addition to a cigar factory, the store offers cigar smokers free shoe shines. Visitors from around the world stop in to witness Cuban-born master cigar rollers at work. Make sure to ask for your free cup of Cuban coffee. Open M-Sa 9 am-9 pm; Su 9 am-6 pm. 3604 NW 7th St., Miami, 305.573.0222. www.cubancrafters.com

JEWELRY & WATCHES H GRAY & SONS JEWELERSCL004812 Gray & Sons has been buying, selling, trading, consigning and repairing fine watches and jewelry for more than 35 years. Its merchandise includes preowned, vintage and modern watches from well-known brands including Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin for as much as 60 percent off regular retail prices. Worldwide delivery is available. Stop by the store or call for a free, full-color catalog. Open M-Sa 10 am-5 pm. 9595 Harding Ave., Miami Beach, 305.865.0999. www.grayandsons.com INTERNATIONAL JEWELERS EXCHANGECL0078123 With 60 independent jewelers under one roof, this concept is a jewelry shopper’s delight. It’s a one-stop shop where you can find certified diamonds, name-brand watches, wedding rings, bracelets and charms. Antique and vintage jewelry are also available at the exchange, which has

been in south Florida since 1980. 8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.488.0648. 9903-B S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach, 561.364.5791. 19275 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.931.7032. www.intljewelers.com H ROLEX BOUTIQUE LUXURY SWISS Miami welcomes Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss to the Design District. Almost encased in glass, the boutique brings along the latest interior design elements, giving it a unique approach to the unmistakable Rolex style. In addition to a vast collection of timepieces, the boutique houses a fully equipped workshop to assist clients with service needs. 135 NE 39th St., Miami, 305.576.5391. www.rolex.com

SHOPPING CENTERS AVENTURA MALLCL009037 Aventura Mall is defined by culture, style and taste. The shopping center recently debuted its new three-level expansion wing, highlighted by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, including Aventura Slide Tower, a nearly 93-foot-tall spiral structure by artist Carsten Höller that acts as both a landmark and slide. Open M-Sa 10 am-9:30 pm and Su noon-8 pm. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305.935.1110. www.aventuramall.com BAL HARBOUR SHOPSCL00903 Known worldwide for its ambience and luxury, this two-story, open-air mall offers shoppers a tropical setting with gardens and outdoor cafes. Bal Harbour Shops are home to some

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tional high-end retailers, renowned art galleries, cutting-edge design showrooms, James Beard award-winning restaurants and numerous largescale public art installations. 3841 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.722.7100. www.miamidesigndistrict.net

BRICKELL CITY CENTRE This billion-dollar project is Miami’s premier retail destination, offering the largest collection of design boutiques and luxury brands. With half a million square-feet of fashion, dining and entertainment anchored by a 107,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue, Italian Food Hall and luxury dine-in cinema from Cinemex, you can shop and play all day. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.350.9922. www.brickellcitycentre.com

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL MALLCL009056 Got kids in tow? Take them to the Simon Kidgits Korner play area before you shop among specialty stores including Hollister, Guess, Forever 21 and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. A few department stores serve as anchors such as Macy’s The Women’s and Kid’s Store, Macy’s Men’s and Home, JCPenney and Sears. Later, dine at one of the many eateries such as Auntie Anne's, BJ's Restaurant Brewery, Chao Cajun, Charleys Philly Steaks, Sarku Japan or Stefano Versace Gelateria Italiana & Gourmet. 1455 NW 107th Ave., Miami, 305.593.1775. www.simon.com/mall/miami-international-mall/stores

H DOWNTOWN CORAL GABLES & MIRACLE MILECL00904 High-quality shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and a theater stand along beautifully landscaped streets. Specialty-shop wares include unique jewelry, apparel, home furnishings, salons and spas. Miracle Mile, located on SW 22nd Street between Douglas and LeJeune roads in the heart of Coral Gables, boasts a well-rounded selection of stores. 220 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305.569.0311. www.shopcoralgables.com H MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICTCL004371 The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. Anchored by flagship stores Hermès, Cartier, Christian Louboutin and Louis Vuitton, this fashion destination features interna-

PET STORES H PUPPY BOUTIQUE This South Florida puppy boutique specializes in teacup puppies, carrying breeds like Yorkies and French bulldogs. Over 100 celebrities have purchased their puppies here. Stop by for a selection of dog couture and luxury accessories such as carriers, jewelry, pet furniture and rhinestone collars. The store also offers dog supplements, food and treats. Visit the store’s high-tech station offering the newest gadgets for pets and for the home. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, 954.353.7864. www.teacuppuppiesstore.com

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Glitz and Glamour Thanks to the swanky clubs, stylish lounges, designer cocktails and packed dance floors, Miami's nightlife might just be the hottest in the country. The beachfront bars will transport you straight into a moonlit paradise. Stop in a casino, take in a show or sip a cocktail—the night is still young. Or enjoy a classy evening and take in a night of live entertainment at any of city's performance art venues.

H BLUE MARTINICL004301 American. Blue Martini has something for everyone. The menu counts more than 20 martinis, delicious appetizers, an extensive wine list and fine cigars, all wrapped up in a friendly, upscale ambiance. Enjoy happy hour with light jazz every weekday from 4 to 8 pm and DJ music until closing. In addition to martinis and cocktails, there are premium house wines and beer. The food menu includes light fare, flat breads, signature dishes such as seared tuna, and desserts. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., 305.981.2583. The Palms at Town & Country, 8405 Mills Drive, Kendall, 305.630.2583. www.bluemartinilounge.com

LAGNIAPPE A New Orleans-style wine bar, Lagniappe’s features live music nightly and an extensive menu of more than 150 beer and wine choices. The menu pairs wine with cheese offerings, grilled mahi mahi and filet mignon. 3425 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305.576.0108. www.lagniappehouse.com MO BAR + LOUNGE Sleek bar and lounge at the ritzy Mandarin Oriental Miami in Brickell Key where you can relax with cocktails such as Hemingway Daiquiri or Havana Old Fashioned and light bites. During weekdays from 5 to 7 pm, guests can enjoy a specially priced social hour menu. 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8358. www.mandarinoriental.com

SUGAR To see Miami from every angle, take the elevator of EAST, Miami to the 40th floor and step inside Sugar, an Asian-inspired rooftop bar and garden. Once here, you can cool off with exotic cocktails such as Lychee Blossom, A Night in Hong Kong or the Sesame Sling as well as savor a few of their Asian-style tapas. EAST Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza, 40th Fl, Miami, 786.805.4655. www.sugar-miami.com WOOD TAVERN This low-key haunt is known as a hangout for locals, artists and those looking for an unpretentious, casual vibe. Its outdoor bar features communal picnic tables, bleacher seats and plenty of standing room for concerts and socializing, as well as its fine selection of beers and other libations

that won’t break the bank. 2531 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305.748.2828. www.woodtavernmiami.com

PERFORMING ARTS H NEW WORLD SYMPHONYCL004063 Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, who is a conductor, composer and educator, the New World Symphony prepares gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership positions in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Performances include full-orchestra concerts, a chamber-music series, a new-music series, small-ensemble concerts, a family series, and special festivals and recitals. 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305.680.5866. www.nws.edu

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DINING Fancy and Fun Inspired by the city's abundance of fresh, local ingredients, Miami chefs are crafting delicious, award-winning fare, from casual comfort food to fine dining experiences. The city's Caribbean and Latin American cuisines are a must for first timers, but don't neglect the plethora of other various types of dishes to choose from in a variety of different locations scattered throughout the Magic City.

SANTA FE NEWS & ESPRESSOCL006725 American. Located on the second floor of Bal Harbour Shops and also at Brickell City Centre, Santa Fe is a feel-good spot to enjoy a rich espresso with your favorite international newspaper. Enjoy a unique international menu featuring delicious hot meals, pizza and hearts of palm salad. B, L, D (daily). 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305.861.0938. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.482.2993. www.santafebalharbour.com

COCONUT GROVE LOKAL This casual Miami eatery dishes out sustainable and locally sourced ingre-

dients with a modern edge. Locals and newcomers alike enjoy this comfort food spot with favorites like the Frita by Kush: burger topped with guava jelly, melted gruyere, stuffed with potato sticks, crispy bacon and a local sauce, fresh alligator strips made from local alligator, LoKal Key lime pie and much more. Eco-friendly and soulful, LoKal will surely become a favorite stop. L, D (daily). 3190 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL, 305.442.3377. www.lokalmiami.com

CORAL GABLES EATING HOUSE American. By the time Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli reached 29, he had already led a handful of respected restaurants in Miami; rubbed elbows with world-famous chefs; was lauded

as the city’s first winner of Food Network’s “Chopped;” and owned, operated and killed it at the pop-up, Eating House, before making it a permanent fixture on the city’s evolving culinary scene. Captain Crunch pancakes, candied bacon and Cuban bread torrejas are features of the delicious Sunday brunch. Chicken and waffles, carbonara burger with applewood bacon and a fried egg, and lettuce wraps with Korean-barbecue pork are on the menu for lunch. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa-Su). 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.6524. www.eatinghousemiami.com PALME D’ORCL00870 French. Palme d’Or features French cuisine in a posh atmosphere at the world-famous and historic Biltmore Hotel. Chef Philippe Ruiz presents

dishes such as their lobster bisque, a house specialty. Palme d’Or is recognized by Zagat as one of the best French restaurants in the country. D (Tu-Sa). 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.913.3200. www.biltmorehotel.com SWINE SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR American. Dubbed as the house of worship for the hog, Swine is all about classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality with a side of whiskey. Snack on the deviled eggs, try the crispy pork caesar salad or the low and slow ribs for supper. L, D (daily) 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786.360.6433. www.runpigrun.com

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DINING H XIXÓN Spanish. Xixón spanish restaurant is originally from Asturias (North of Spain). All their dishes are made with passion and the flavors are exactly like if you are in a restaurant in Spain. Elected the best Spanish restaurant 2018 by Miami New Times, their highlights are an extensive menu of traditional dishes (tapas, paellas, tablas & many more), the most comprehensive spanish wine list in Florida you can enjoy at the Vinoteca, Salon & Terraza. You can also check out the Deli for their spanish products, wines, catering & events. 2101 Coral Way, 305.854.9350. xixonspanishrestaurant.com

DORAL H 107 STEAK & BAR Steakhouse. 107 Steak & Bar is a unique dining experience. Treat yourself to an adventure of fusion food in a modern dining space inside the Element Miami Doral hotel. 107 Steak & Bar blends the Wynwood and Brickell vibe with the timeless color scheme and fundamental decor of the iconic hotel. Doral tourists and Miami-area locals have been waiting for a restaurant such as 107, which pairs high-quality ingredients with top-quality exclusive steaks. 3285 NW 107th Ave., Doral, 786.272.7255. www.107steakandbar.com

HOLLYWOOD H BILLY’S STONE CRABSCL008142 Seafood. Now in its fourth decade, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market is a Gold Coast institution. Specialties include their famous stone crabs, Florida lobster tails, fresh fish, steaks and chicken. Eat outside on the

dock or on the second floor with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. And if you really like the stone crabs, you can have them shipped to your home overnight anywhere in the nation. 400 N Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.923.2300. www.crabs.com RA SUSHICL0032607 Japanese. High-energy, sushi-chain restaurant brings pumping music, a sophisticated decor and tasty sushi rolls, including the over-the-top Las Vegas Roll and the Monkey Roll. RA also serves up Japanese tempura and teriyaki. Happy hour and other drink specials plus an indoor-outdoor bar add to a bright and happy atmosphere. L, D (daily). 201 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, 954.342.5454. www.rasushi.com

MIAMI BLUE COLLAR American. The MiMo District’s Blue Collar restaurant is where you go for stick-to-your-ribs comfort food in a simple atmosphere. It’s all about the menu here where owner and executive chef Daniel Serfer serves up a daily rotation of braised dishes, ribs and a large variety of roasted vegetables. L (M-F), Br (Sa-Su), D (daily). 6730 Biscayne Blvd., 305.756.0366. www.bluecollarmiami.com THE CAPITAL GRILLECL008724 Steakhouse. This upscale New York-based steakhouse features live music in its lounge area Tu-Th. Stop by for a selection of wines, perfectly cut steaks and upscale fish and poultry dishes. L (M-F), D (daily) 444 Brickell Ave., 305.374.4500. www.thecapitalgrille.com

H CVI.CHE 105CL0046872 Latin American. CVI.CHE 105 is a nine-year award-winning Peruvian restaurant with three locations throughout Miami. Known for its vast selection of creative and unique ceviches, among several other traditional dishes, CVI.CHE 105 has risen to represent Peruvian gastronomy in the city, conquering the most demanding palates both locally and nationwide. L, D (daily). 105 NE Third Ave., Miami, 305.577.3454. 1245 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786.534.8651. Aventura Mall, 19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 786.516.2818. www.ceviche105.com

NIU KITCHEN Spanish. For the second year in a row, chef and owner Deme Lomas of NIU Kitchen was nominated for Best Chef: South (2016, 2017) by the prestigious James Beard Foundation. This cozy restaurant and wine bar in downtown Miami, brings Catalan flavors alive with a menu of Jamón ibérico (Iberian ham) to calamari in potato cream and crudo tartare with cucumber, scallions and lime zest, among other succulent dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Garage parking can be found at 190 NE Third Street. L (M-Sa), D (daily). 134 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786.542.5070. www.niukitchen.com

JIMMY’S EASTSIDE DINERCL004317 Delis & Diner. A favorite of late BeeGee Maurice Gibb, this diner offers cheap breakfast, lunch and dinner. Located in the increasingly hip Upper East Side area, locals in the know go here for banana pancakes at breakfast and roasted chicken at dinner. 7201 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, 305.754.3692.

H OLD LISBONCL008697 Portuguese. For a true Portuguese gourmet experience, dine at Old Lisbon, which is rated “excellent” by Zagat Survey and has served diners for nearly a quarter-century. An oldworld ambiance adds to its selection of fine cuisine. After dinner, indulge in one of their homemade desserts. The restaurant also features an extensive wine list and one of the largest selections in the country. L and D served daily. 1698 SW 22nd St., Miami, 305.854.0039. 5837 Sunset Dr., South Miami, 305.662.7435. 17100 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.974.0038. www.oldlisbon.com

H MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSECL008735 Steakhouse. Morton’s décor makes diners feel as if they are members of an exclusive club. The award-winning restaurant is well-known for its steaks and exhibition kitchen, fully stocked bar and extensive premium wine list offering more than 200 selections. L, D (daily). 2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.442.1662. 17399 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305.945.3131. 1200 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.400.9990. www.mortons.com

H STEAK BRASIL Steakhouses. At Brazilian “churrascarias” a variety of cuts of meat and open-fire grilling are paramount. From the moment you sit down at this classic steakhouse in Downtown Miami, you will be treated to a parade of

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DINING the finest beef, chicken, pork and lamb Brazil has to offer. Wine and cocktails are served to pair with your meal. L and D (daily). 190 SE First Ave., Miami, 305.415.2006. www.steakbrasil.com TAVERNA OPACL002635 Greek. There’s always a party going on at Taverna Opa! Whether you plan to come for happy hour or dinner, just head toward the loud music and soon you’ll be dancing on the tables with all the other revelers. Don’t forget this Greek eatery is also known for its great menu, including favorites like lamb chops, moussaka, roast lamb, a variety of seafood and wonderful drinks. 410 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, 954.929.4010. www.tavernaoparestaurant.com

at Byblos Miami, from grilled whole branzino and tuna ceviche to chargrilled cornish hen. D (daily). 1545 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, 305.680.1308. www.byblosmiami.com GIANNI’S AT THE VILLA Mediterannean. Gianni’s at The Villa, Casa Casuarina—formerly the home of famed designer Gianni Versace— is the place to celebrate in luxury and style. The restaurant features Italian and Mediterranean mouthwatering meals expertly prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Stewart overlooking the glittering gold tiles along the Million Mosaic pool and garden. 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 786.485.2200. www.vmmiamibeach.com

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HAKKASANCL00463 Asian. Alan Yau, the owner of Britain’s only Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan, debuts his first restaurant in the U.S. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. It offers diners a diverse menu of New World wines and sake to complement Yau’s inventive Chinese fare. Located on the fourth-floor rooftop, it affords guests a stunning view of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Dim Sum lunch, noon-3 pm Sa-Su, D (daily). 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 877.326.7412. www.fontainebleau.com

BYBLOS MIAMI Mediterranean. Byblos provides the best in Eastern Mediterranean fare. Executive chef Cameron traveled throughout the region to create an authentic menu of family-style dining, infusing local favorites with overseas flair, such as the use of Argan and olive oils. Explore the exotic dishes

LARIO’S ON THE BEACHCL004316 Latin American. This popular restaurant owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, features a mix of Cuban culture and classic Cuban dishes, including black beans and rice. Watch the passing Ocean Drive scene from the outside veranda, or stay inside for upbeat salsa music and an animated

VERSAILLES CUBAN RESTAURANTCL00874 Cuban. A meeting place for everything from power brokers to political discussions, this Cuban restaurant is a glorified Cuban Cafe, with chandeliers and mirrors evoking its French namesake. It has an outside walk-up window, where you can order Cuban coffee. B, L, D (daily). 3555 SW 8 St., 305.444.0240. www.versaillesrestaurant.com

crowd. Make sure to order one of their unique flavored mojitos. L, D (daily). 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.532.9577. www.bongoscubancafe.com LE ZOO French. Le Zoo, a French brasserie in the Bal Harbour Shops combines the French spirit with Miami’s tropical flavors. The menu features classic bistro fare, including steak frites and trout amandine and the classic flavors of French cuisine including steak tartare and duck confit. L (M-F), Br (Sa-Su), D (daily). 9700 Collins Ave. #135, Miami Beach, 305.602.9663. www.lezoo.com MR. CHOWCL00639 Chinese. Famed London-NY-LA restaurateur Mr. Chow has finally opened a location in South Beach in the W Hotel. The restaurant delivers great ambiance, a chic dining room and classic Beijing cuisine with a modern twist, such as lobster with ginger, green prawns, and other seafood and meat dishes. D (daily). 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.695.1695. www.mrchow.com NEXXT CAFÉ American. What began as a family owned coffee shop in the late 1990s has evolved into one of the best stops for generous portions and delicious cocktails. The menu at the popular Lincoln Road outpost features angus or American kobe beef burgers, fresh salads and a drink menu with more than a dozen martinis. L, D (daily), Br (Su). 700 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.532.6643. www.nexxtcafe.com

PRIME 112CL008792 Steakhouse. SoBe hotspot at the Brown’s Hotel is a New American steakhouse that serves more than just steak; it draws a hip, lively clientele. Reservations are strongly suggested for seating in the main dining room. L, D (daily). 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.532.8112. www.prime112.com

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT ELLA American. This pop-up restaurant is a tasty, daytime spot in the Design District offering breakfast, lunch and early evening bites. Think nine-grain pancakes, rock shrimp summer rolls, salumi and cheese, salads, and a delectable grilled cheese topped with a tomato jam. Chef Michael Schwartz— known for Harry’s Pizzeria and Michael’s Genuine restaurants—named the pop-up after his teenage daughter, who is helping him with design and decor. B, L, D (daily). 140 NE 39th St., 786.534.8177. www.ellapop.me OTL American. Owned by David Grutman, the powerhouse behind Miami Beach’s LIV and STORY nightclubs, OTL is a modern-day coffeehouse serving breakfast all day. From avocado toast and fruit bowls to sandwiches and fresh salads, OTL can be your new favorite hangout in Miami’s Design District. B, Br, L until 6 pm (daily). 160 NE 40th St., Miami, 786.953.7620. www.otlmia.com

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Explore and Excite Miami's colorful surroundings form the perfect backdrop to awaken your cultural side. From world-class art exhibits to lush tropical gardens and thrilling tours, here you'll find plenty of distraction and inspiration. Florida has a unique natural habitat that differs from any other place in the country—along with it comes the beauty of national parks, as well as exotic animals and beaches to traverse.

H BUTTERFLY WORLDCL008936 Walk through a lush rainforest with some 20,000 exotic butterflies flying about, along with some of the world’s most amazing birds. The park’s several acres comprise six aviary gardens, including the giant Tropical Rain Forest Aviary, the Jewels of the Sky Hummingbird Aviary and the Lorikeet Encounter, where small parrots eat out of visitors’ hands. Another mustsee is the Lakeside Botanical Garden, home to one of the largest collections of flowers and passion vines. Open M-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400. www.butterflyworld.com JUNGLE ISLANDCL00894 Mingle with birds, monkeys and some

of the world’s rarest creatures in a tropical jungle setting. Jungle Island is home to animal wonders including lovable lemurs from Madagascar, the only tame cassowary on the planet, twin orangutans Peanut and Pumpkin, and Australian red kangaroos. From exciting shows and educational camps to interactive VIP animal encounters, enjoy closer-than-ever access to wildlife. For extra thilling experiences, try out their Cabin in the jungle escape room or soar through the jungle on Miami's first ziplines. The 18-acre attraction is also a major South Florida event destination. Admission $39.95 for adults and $32.95 for children (ages 3-10). M-Su 10 am-5 pm. 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami (just off the McArthur Cswy.), 305.400.7000. www.jungleisland.com

H MIAMI SEAQUARIUMCL00816 Head to Miami Seaquarium for a wonderful day of family fun, exciting shows and educational presentations in a lushly landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay. Visitors can interact with penguins, swim with dolphins and seals, walk underwater and explore the reef with a state-of-theart dive helmet, and experience being a trainer for a day. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305.361.5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com MONKEY JUNGLECL00894 Escape on a jungle safari and explore the wilds of South America and Asia. View nearly 400 primates of 30 species close up as they run around a 30-acre reserve. Enjoy the landscape of the Amazonian Rainforest and the Cameroon Gorilla Forest. Open daily

9:30 am-5 pm. 14805 SW 216 St., Miami, 305.235.1611. www.monkeyjungle.com H ZOO MIAMICL008946 Zoo Miami features more than 3,000 creatures that squawk, slither and swing from branches. Miami’s big zoo offers interactive opportunities like giraffe, camel, parrot, giant tortoise and rhino feeding. Guests can also take a guided tram tour, cruise with the family on four-wheeled safari cycles or float through the heart of the "Everglades" on the Lostman's River Ride. Zoo Miami is open every day of the year from 10 am to 5 pm. Daily admission is $22.95 for adults and $18.95 for children (3-12). 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305.251.0400. www.zoomiami.org

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BOTANICAL GARDENS FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDENCL008941 One of the world’s preeminent botanical gardens, Fairchild sits on 83 acres filled with rare tropical plants from around the world. It offers narrated tram tours, and the Garden Café serves lunch. Open daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Adults $25, $18 for seniors over 65, $12 for children 6-17, children 5 and under and Fairchild members free. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 305.667.1651. www.fairchildgarden.org H MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDENCL00894 Admission is free for a stroll around this 2.6-acre lush subtropical garden, just blocks from Lincoln Road. Collections include more than 100 species of palm trees, plus cycads, native Florida plants, orchids, flowering trees and philodendron. There is a Japanese Garden, turtle and koi ponds, wetlands, and a native plant habitat teeming with rare butterflies. Take a self-guided audio tour anytime or a docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 am or by appointment. Suggested donation—$5 per person. Full calendar of events and workshops available on their website. Open Tu-Su 9 am-5 pm. 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, 305.673.7256. www.mbgarden.org

GOLF THE BILTMORE GOLF COURSECL009371 This 18-hole, par-71 championship course was designed by legend Donald Ross. It features private instruction, a full practice facility, the Biltmore Golf

Academy and a full-service pro shop. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.460.5364. www.biltmorehotel.com

in the southern end of the county. 6801 NW 186th St., Hialeah, 305.829.8456. www.golfmiamidade.com

SHULA’S HOTEL & GOLF CLUBCL009381 One of four Miami Golf Resorts. The Senator golf Course is one of Miami’s best championship courses, designed by Bill Watts, and updated by Golf Course Architect, Skip Schulties. Experienced staff of golf professionals. 6842 Main St., Miami Lakes, FL, 305.821.1150. www.donshulahotel.com

TURNBERRY ISLE MIAMICL009168 Secluded on 300 tropical acres, Turnberry has been rated four-and-a-half stars by Golf Digest. Golfers will find challenging play on two, 18-hole, Raymond Floyd-”reinterpreted” championship courses that were originally designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura, 305.933.6929. www.turnberryislemiami.com

INTERNATIONAL LINKS/ MELREESE COUNTRY CLUB International Links/Melreese Country Club is one of Miami’s best public golf courses, offering 18 challenging holes of golf in a beautiful and convenient South Florida setting. With spectacular architectural features including five lakes, nine waste bunkers, 97 sand bunkers and a cypress wetland, the 135-acre course offers rolling northern-style fairways and beautiful elevation changes. Beyond the course, the club provides a 12acre two-sided driving range, putting green, golf learning center, three indoor hitting bays and a Pro Golf shop. 1802 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305.633.4583. www.internationallinksgolfclub.com MIAMI-DADE GOLF COURSES Tee off at one of Miami-Dade County Parks public golf courses including four 18-hole courses, two 9-hole golf courses and one mini golf course. Regardless of where you stay, you'll find one in your area. Choose from Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, Country Club of Miami, Palmetto Golf Course, Greynolds Golf Course, or Briar Bay Golf Course and Palmetto Mini Golf

HISTORIC SIGHTS THE BARNACLE HISTORIC STATE PARKCL003201 Built in 1891 by Coconut Grove pioneer Ralph Munroe, this historic site is a look into Old Miami when it was in the wilds of the Florida frontier. Moonlight concerts, dances, starlight movie classics, guided tours and festivals are a few of the activities to be enjoyed at this state park. Open daily except Tuesdays 9 am-5 pm. Park admission $2 (except children 5 and under are free). 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, 305.442.6866. www.floridastateparks.org CAULEY SQUARE HISTORIC VILLAGECL008954 This nostalgic village offers a glimpse of Old South Florida. Quaint cottages have been restored into a labyrinth of antiques, boutiques and specialty shops. The famous Tea Room Restaurant and The Latin Corner & Notes on Vine offer a delicious menu. 22400 Old Dixie Hwy., Miami, 305.258.3543. cauleysquare.com

DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLERCL00895 From its archaeological features to its historic houses and nature preserves, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is one of Miami’s noteworthy historic sites and parks. This vast estate is home to entire spaces dedicated to philanthropist Charles Deering’s collections of art and design, but it’s equally filled with opportunities for the entire family to be a part of history, with archaeological preservation tours, classes and programs. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; ticket office closes at 4 pm. Regular admission: Adults $12, children 4-14 $7. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami, 305.235.1668. www.deeringestate.org FREEDOM TOWERCL0060231 The 17-story Miami Freedom Tower was built in 1925 and it served as the headquarters and printing office of the Miami Daily News and Metropolis until 1957. Between 1962 and 1974, the building was used an immigration station for refugees from Cuba. The tower was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1979. The historic landmark is now part of the Miami Dade College campus. The second floor of the building serves as a gallery art exhibition space for the MDC Museum of Art + Design, open to the public for free Wednesday through Sunday, noon until 5 pm. 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Wolfson Campus of Miami-Dade College, 305.237.8888. www.mdc.edu MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGECL004256 Gain valuable insight into the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe as you ob-

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS serve its members partaking in the art of woodwork, beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. View historical artifacts, paintings and historical photographs at the Miccosukee Museum. Found just 30 minutes west of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of the beautiful Florida Everglades at Mile Marker 70. Open seven days a week 9 am to 5 pm. U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail, Miami, 305.552.8365. www.miccosukee.com VENETIAN POOLCL008951 A Venetian-style lagoon carved out of coral rock, this recently renovated historic landmark and swimming pool features caves, stone bridges and waterfalls. With 820,000 gallons of spring water in the pool, you can enjoy a relaxing swim or take a tour and learn the story behind the majestic pool. Open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day. 2701 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.460.5357. www.coralgables.com

MUSEUMS THE BASSCL008956 The Bass presents exhibitions of international contemporary art from mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. A new gallery features the museum’s permanent collection which includes Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculptures and textiles. General admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students with ID. Free for members and children under 6. W-Su 10 am-5 pm (Closed M-Tu). 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7530. thebass.org

CORAL CASTLE MUSEUM See a hand-carved nine-ton gate, a Polaris telescope, the world’s only sundial with seasons and more at the Coral Castle Edward Leedskalnin built. No one knows how he excavated, carved and placed 1,100 tons of coral in the large open area. His creation has been compared to the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. Su-Th 9 am-6 pm, F-Sa 9 am-7 pm. 28655 S. Dixie Highway Miami,, 305.248.6345. coralcastle.com H THE PATRICIA & PHILLIP FROST ART MUSEUMCL00896 A Smithsonian affiliate, The Frost Museum features innovative exhibits, lectures and programs. Its repository has more than 6,000 collections of art that feature the Metropolitan Collection and Cintas Fellows. Free admission. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm, Su noon-5 pm. Florida International University, University Park Campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami, 305.348.2890. thefrost.fiu.edu GOLD COAST RAILROAD MUSEUMCL00895 Climb aboard to ride the children’s link train, the much larger caboose locomotive or the engineer cab at this attraction located next to Zoo Miami. You’ll be captivated by the museum’s exhibits, including the Model Train room, a farm tractor and several sections from the Florida East Coast Railway. Open M-F 10 am-4 pm; SaSu 11 am-4 pm. 12450 SW 152nd St., Miami, 305.253.0063. www.goldcoastrailroadmuseum.org

HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUMCL008960 More than 10,000 years of Miami history are housed at this premier cultural institution in South Florida. Visit “Tropical Dreams,” a permanent exhibition that chronicles the trials and triumphs of the early trailblazers shaping Miami into what it is today. The exhibition includes a 1920s trolley car, lost treasures from 17th- and 18th-century shipwrecks, artifacts from PanAm Airlines, as well as rafts built by Haitian and Cuban migrants. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm and Su noon5 pm. Adults $10, seniors and students with ID $8 and $5 children 6-12. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305.375.1492. www.historymiami.org JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIUCL008961 A unique destination for every age and background, the museum comprises two restored synagogues, both on the National Register of Historic Places. One has Art Deco features and 80 stained-glass windows. The core exhibit, “MOSAIC,” depicts nearly 250 years of Jewish life in Florida. Open Tu- Su 10 am-5 pm. The museum store and Bessie’s Bistro are also open Tu-F and Su 10 am-5 pm. Adults $12; seniors 65+ and students $8; children under 6 and members, free; Saturdays are free. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.672.5044. www.jewishmuseum.com LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMICL008962 Miami-Dade’s oldest and largest art museum with a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects including Greco-Roman Antiquities; Renaissance and Baroque Art; 17th21st Century Art of the Americas and

Europe, Asian, African, Ancient and Native American Art, rotated within large gallery spaces, plus changing exhibitions. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-4 pm; Su noon-4 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Adults $12.50, students and seniors $8, University of Miami students and children under 12 free. 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 305.284.3535. www.miami.edu/lowe H MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUMCL00896 Play, learn, imagine and create at Miami Children’s Museum (MCM), where you and your family can explore 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries as well as daily programming focused on arts, culture, community and communication. Minutes from Downtown Miami and Miami Beach, MCM boasts beautiful views of the Port of Miami and the famous Miami skyline. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Watson Island, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, 305.373.5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMICL008102 This sleek museum has attracted a world-class and ongoing roster of exhibits, showcasing such artists as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Diego Rivera. It also offers art classes for children, teens and adults. Check out Jazz at MoCA, a free outdoor concert on the last Friday of each month. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, 305.893.6211. www.mocanomi.org PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI Learn something new and explore with the whole family at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where you’ll be sure

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS to discover something extraordinary. With frequently changing exhibits and amazing works of art, PAMM also offers a one-of-a-kind restaurant overlooking Biscayne Bay, Verde. Closed on Wednesdays. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305.375.3000. www.pamm.org H VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENSCL008970 Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering. Opened in 1916, this magnificent museum is an example of when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. The Main House features more than 2,500 art objects and furnishings. Open M, W-Su from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Coconut Grove, 305.250.9133. www.vizcaya.org THE WOLFSONIAN-FIUCL008971 Located in South Beach’s Art Deco District, The Wolfsonian-FIU showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945. From propaganda posters to World’s Fair memorabilia, the array of objects offers visitors a thought-provoking journey through the modern age. Open M, T, Th, Sa 10 am-6 pm; F, 10 am-9 pm, Su noon-6 pm. Admission $12 adults; $8 seniors, students and children 6-12. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001. www.wolfsonian.org

PARKS & BEACHES BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARKCL008974 In the crystalline waters of this ma-

rine park, observe the coral reefs, sponges, exotic fish and sea animals. Snorkeling, diving and glass-bottomboat excursions depart regularly. Visitor center hours: 7 am-5:30 pm daily. Take Florida’s Turnpike south to Homestead extension, Exit 6 (Speedway Blvd.), left to SW 328th St. (North Canal Drive), then left to end of road. 9700 SW 328 St., Homestead. 305.230.1144. www.nps.gov/bisc FRUIT & SPICE PARKCL004134 Established in 1944, the Fruit and Spice Park is a tropical paradise with more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices, and nuts from throughout the world. Open daily 9 am-5 pm; guided tours daily 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Regular admission: Adults $8, children (6-11) $2. 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead, 305.247.5727. redlandfruitandspice.com GATOR PARKCL004238 Located in the heart of the Everglades National Park, Gator Park offers a complete Everglades attraction experience. Airboat tours depart continuously throughout the day; professional guides provide narration during the tours as alligators, birds and other native wildlife are spotted in their natural habitat. The park also offers a daily wildlife show. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Hotel transportation available. 24050 SW 8th St., Miami, 305.559.2255. or 800.559.2255. www.gatorpark.com HAULOVER PARK Haulover Beach is one of the country’s top clothing-optional, public beach with half a mile of white sand and turquoise waters set aside for nude sunbathers. Located in Bal Harbour,

nestled in between Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach, Haulover is a oneof-a-kind naturalist experience. Some of the beach amenities include shaded picnic areas, sand dunes and concession stands. 10800 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, 305.947.3525. www.hauloverbeach.org

RECREATION H NEXUS SHOOTING One of the world’s most advanced indoor shooting ranges and the only five-star rated gun range in South Florida, Nexus Shooting features high-tech Nexus Lane video targeting technology, allowing you to shoot at fun interactive targets such as zombies and asteroids, plus shooting galleries, skill drills and more. From expert shooters to first-timers, Nexus takes you safely step-by-step through the entire process. 2600 Davie Road, Davie, 954.587.8005. www.nexusshooting.com

TOURS H COOPERTOWN AIRBOAT TOURSCL0041732 At the home of the original airboat tours since 1945, learn the secrets of the Everglades eco-system while professional guides take you on an educational tour of the Everglades National Park covering 7 to 8 miles. Private tours available. For an after-tour snack, try the delicacies served up at the Coopertown Restaurant like frog legs, gator tail, catfish and more. Open every day from 9 am to 5:50 pm. 22700 SW 8th St., Miami, 305.226.6048. www.coopertownairboats.com

H TOUR HELICOPTERCL0041732 Get an osprey’s view of the white sands and turquoise waters off Miami Beach. Or, fly like an eagle above the Everglades’ “River of Grass.” Located at North Perry Airport, TourHelicopter is one of South Florida’s more thrilling attractions and a leading provider of guaranteed, fixed-pricing helicopter tours. Gift certificates, hotel transportation and other aerial services are also available, including aerial photography and flight training. Hotel transportation provided. www.tourhelicopter.com. North Perry Airport, 603 SW 77th Way, Pembroke Pines, 954.605.8155, or toll-free at 1.888.411.7687.

TRANSPORTATION H MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Founded in 1928, Miami International Airport now offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of over 100 air carriers, and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $30.9 billion annually and approximately 60 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. 2100 NW 42nd Ave., 305.876.7000. www.miami-airport.com

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Located minutes from Brickell, Miami Beach and Downtown Miami Parking available on site Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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DISCOVER YOUR LOVE OF ART, HISTORY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Be inspired by this Gilded Age estate on the bay surrounded by ten acres of formal gardens and rockland hammock. The Main House features decorated rooms showcasing over 2,500 art objects and furnishings. A National Historic Landmark, Vizcaya offers an experience to ignite your senses.

3251 South Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33129 | 305-250-9133 | vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org | www.vizcaya.org Vizcaya is open Wednesday through Monday from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


‘Gone but not Forgotten’ DAMIEN HIRST’S GILDED SKELETON OF A THREE-METER TALL WOOLLY MAMMOTH IS CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY IN THE GARDEN OF THE FAENA HOTEL IN SOUTH BEACH. IT MAY JUST BE ONE OF THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED (AND INSTAGRAMMED) PIECES OF ART IN THE AREA. THIS STUNNING SCULPTURE ENCASED IN GLASS HAS BECOME AS ICONIC IN MIAMI AS THE ART DECO STRUCTURES THAT SURROUND IT.

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Explore more and buy tickets at frostscience.org. Located in Museum Park, Downtown Miami.

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 | 305-434-9600 | frostscience.org The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the City of Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Frost Science is an accessible facility. All contents ŠPhillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. All rights reserved.


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