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The 1953 film Easy to Love, starring Esther Williams, was shot on location at Florida’s original theme park, Cypress Gardens, and features spectacular water-skiing routines and stunts. Williams (in the pink swimsuit) performed her own stunts despite being pregnant during filming.

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Miami Dade is abuzz with news of a massive potential theme park, mall, and entertainment complex. Triple Five, the company that owns and operates Minnesota’s Mall of America, is exploring options to build a $4 billion “American Dream Miami,” a 200-acre entertainment complex that would employ more than 25,000 people and would feature submarine rides, an artificial ski slope, a water park, mini golf, a Legoland, a skating rink, and indoor gardens, as well as a hotel and residences. But eye-catching theme parks are nothing new to the state. In 1936, Cypress Gardens, often cited as Florida’s first commercial tourist theme park, opened to much fanfare. Cypress Gardens provided a lush landscape not only for tourists but for Hollywood, too, serving as a picturesque filming location for the 1941 musical Moon Over Miami, the 1952 film This Is Cinerama, and 1953’s Easy to Love ( pictured). During its heyday, Cypress Gardens was known for its water-skiing shows


on Lake Eloise and helped popularize the sport. Other attractions included botanical gardens, Southern belles dressed in tiered antebellum dresses, and a Florida-shaped swimming pool, which had been constructed for Easy to Love. With its postcard-friendly aesthetic, Cypress Gardens’ ads and billboards welcomed tourists to the Sunshine State at various Florida airports. Decades later, business began to suffer when Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks opened nearby. After 67 years in business, Cypress Gardens closed in 2003, then reopened under new ownership the following year, only to close again for good in 2009. Now, the 200-acre site is part of Legoland. Some of its original attractions, including the Floridashaped pool, have been preserved, and in 2014, Cypress Gardens was named to the National Register of Historic Places. As we recognize our state’s rich tradition of theme park attractions, we look forward to the wild ride of our future—artificial ski slope and all. OD

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FRONT RUNNER John Wayne giving the opening speech at the 1968 Republican National Convention, held in Miami Beach that year. His “Why I Am Proud to Be an American” was greeted by a four-minute ovation.

From conventions to candidates to hanging chads, south Florida, and miami in particular, has a legacy oF inFluencing presidential elections. by juliet izon John Wayne’s speech at the opening of the August 1968 Republican National Convention was entitled “Why I Am Proud to Be an American.” Convention organizers had urged the actor to craft something inspirational rather than tired political clichés. Wayne certainly delivered: “I have a feeling that a nation is more than just government, laws, and rules,” he said. “It’s an attitude. It’s the people’s outlook. [I’m] grateful for every day of my life that I wake up in the United States of America.” The applause inside the Miami Beach Convention Center thundered for more than four minutes. It was a difficult year for America: Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in April of 1968 and Senator Robert F. Kennedy that June, resulting in riots and political unrest in more than 100 cities. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had announced he would not seek reelection, did not attend the


Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Understandably, the public had more to think about than Miami and the GOP. Nevertheless, the one-two Republican punch of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew went on to win the general election that November. Today, Florida is the third-most-populous state in the nation and pivotal for both political parties, as evidenced by the hanging chad debacle of 2000. This election cycle also brings special notoriety: The Sunshine State boasts two potential 2016 presidential candidates, former Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio. While political pundits and voters alike carefully watch Florida during election years, 2016 is sure to attract an outsize amount of attention. Will either make it all the way to the party’s nomination or, potentially, the White House? Only time will tell. OD

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July/August 2015 46 // front runner 66 // letter from the editor-in-Chief

68 // letter from the publisher

70 // ... Without Whom

this issue Would not have been possible

72 // the list 163 // shot on site

style 85 // build inspiration Max Mara Creative Director Ian Griffths looked to New York’s Whitney Museum for the line’s latest It bag.

88 // Cast aWay Miami’s tropical environs inspire this season’s sultry styles.

90 // soul of sWim Tim Gorgol’s Miami-based Indie Soul swimwear line catapulted to the upper echelon when one of his designs made the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.

92 // JeWel of the

94 // veni, vidi, visa From international fashions to summer staples—a look at where to shop right now, in and around Miami.

98 // style spotliGht


Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer is shaking up the local gallery scene, film festival circuit, and YouTube channels, here with her work Digital Rendering to Appear Here, 2014, courtesy of David Castillo Gallery and the artist.


Get out and get some color with new collections from Miu Miu, Loewe, and Onia.

100 // luxury at play Set sail, dive deep, or speed off with these latest releases, sport-inspired topdrawer wristwatches.

PhotograPhy by Shane Mccauley; hair and MakeuP by taryll atkinS


Jewelry designer Lais Bacchi branches out into a colorful fabric collection exclusive to Artefacto.


July/August 2015 120 // culTure spoTliGhT Relive some glory days of music and flm, or just sail off into the sunset.

122 // GeT Well soon Bliss out during Miami Spa Month with these top-tier facials, massages, and wellness getaways.

people 129 // shooTinG sTArr Restaurateur Stephen Starr adds to his growing cache of Miami restaurants with The Continental in South Beach.

132 // sloW & sTeAdy Real estate developer Ugo Colombo’s latest project, the high-end residential skyscraper Brickell Flatiron, is his frst new building in over four years.


The restaurant 27, at the luxury hostel Freehand Miami, combines its homey vibe with a Magic City–inflected menu.


Ian Griffiths found inspiration in architecture when crafting the Whitney bag for Max Mara.

136 // Joy To The World

104 // All ThAT GliTTers Swarovski celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, and many celebratory pieces will appear at the line’s fagship Miami store.

106 // rose And shine Skincare-obsessed Miamians are loving new rose-infused regimens.


Joy Corrigan has grown from Raleigh farm girl to Miami It girl to a top international model.

138 // dAschA’s Turn

Orange Is the New Black star Dascha Polanco refects on the Miami upbringing that made her the staron-the-rise she is today.

140 // An oAsis runs ThrouGh iT

Florida-based philanthropy Spring of Hope helps impoverished families in South Africa by giving local schools access to running water.

The world’s largest swimwear event, Swim Week, returns to Miami this July.


114 // depression-erA deco

147 // GArden of eATinG

Understand the roots of today’s Miami Beach with The Wolfsonian’s exhibition of photography, architecture, and cultural artifacts going back to the 1930s.

The team behind Broken Shaker curates an artisanal menu at the restaurant 27 that helps make the Freehand hostel one of the hottest destinations in town.

116 // TAilored for ThouGhT

150 // A TAsTe of summer

The Fashion Project at Bal Harbour Shops presents sartorial-minded exhibits, talks, and events, all in a high-end retail setting.


A curated list of the best “in-the-know” restaurants from Fort Lauderdale to the Gables.

photography by gary James (27); Conor Doherty (griffiths)

111 // WAves of fAshion

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152 // Rice to Riches Byblos’s take on traditional Persian jeweled basmati rice is the ultimate foundation for the menu’s plethora of exotic favors.

156 // FoR the sake oF sake

The plum-colored Sake Sunset at S3 combines tropical favors with the dusk-like hues often seen outside the scenic restaurant.

158 // taste spotlight This summer serves up an array of decadent dishes, from exotic mangoes to cost-conscious tasting menus, at Miami’s fnest restaurants.

features 176 // on the hunt One of Victoria’s Secret’s newest fock of Angels, Martha Hunt sizzles in this season’s hottest swimwear at the latest luxury Bahamian resort, Baha Mar.

186 // loading Jillian MayeR

192 // anotheR tag on the wall Wynwood’s José de Diego Middle School relaunches its arts program with an all-encompassing exterior mural project.



“[Paparazzi in Miami] have to get a beach picture,” says Victoria’s Secret model Martha Hunt. “Why can’t you get me in a cool outfit instead of on the beach when everything is out there?” Swimsuit, Victoria’s Secret ($99). 745 Collins Ave., 305-538-2107; Lauren necklace ($645), Lauren bracelet ($210), and Charlotte ring ($210), Jason Wu for Pluma. Atrium, 1931 Collins Ave., 305-695-0757;

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The avant-garde Miami artist Jillian Mayer has grown from local art student to YouTube groundbreaker to a hotly in-demand, collected contemporary talent.


July/August 2015



The real-life Jerry Maguire, Miami superagent Drew Rosenhaus is the NFL players’ best friend.

198 // The GreaT MiGraTion

218 // souTh Beach sway

Northerners coming to Miami now extend beyond spring breakers and snowbirds; a fock of leading doctors, tech pioneers, and hedge funders are also making the move south.

With its array of popular restaurants, nightclubs, and luxury residences, South of Fifth is the current It nabe.

206// uncoMMon Grounds Artisanal coffee has made its way to Miami; here, Ocean Drive tracks some of the city’s most popular blends back to their sources.

EminEnt Domain 213 // There’s only 1 With an awe-inspiring interior, eco-friendly and energy-effcient materials, even farm-totable dining, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is a revolution in sustainable living.


220 // arT for The people A public waterfront sculpture garden from YoungArts and The Related Group breathes new life—and culture—into the Edgewater scene.

224 // Guardians of The Beach Architect William Lane re-envisions the colorful lifeguard stands he created for South Beach more than 20 years ago.

230// sisTer acT Cristina and Monica Souza’s differing perspectives give a creative edge to their Miamibased interiors frm, Avant Design.

216 // all inclusive

232 // clear choice

Luxury residences in Miami are challenging high-end resorts with the number of on-site restaurant, wellness, and entertainment options.

Capture the coolest elements of Lucite with these extravagant furniture pieces and home accents.

photography by Nick garcia (roseNhaus); courtesy of the city of MiaMi beach (lifeguard staNd)

Miami Beach’s iconic lifeguard towers get a new lease on life with whimsical updates.



July/August 2015

234 // DEsigN spOTligHT Two stars from American Dream Builders team up for an exclusive-toMiami design frm. Plus, Alexander Wang collaborates on a new furniture collection.

236 // sHOw Him THE mONEy Miami-based sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has negotiated billions of dollars’ worth of contracts for football’s star players.

Parting Shot 272 // sElfiE-AbsORbED Does Miami’s obsession for documenting our daily exploits on social media interfere with actually experiencing the Magic City?

ON THE COVER: Martha Hunt Photography by Randall Slavin Photography assistance and video by Noah Schutz Styling by Cannon Styling assistance by Izzy Ruiz Hair and makeup by Craig Honeycutt/Utopia Shot on location at Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas


A mural by Fin DAC at Wynwood’s José de Diego Middle School is part of an effort to bring back the school’s art program.


Swimsuit, Victoria’s Secret ($89). 745 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-2107; Jewelry ($238-$597), Jennifer Fisher. Barneys New York, 832 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-421-2010;


DIY Lap Top Case (brown), 2014/15, by Jillian Mayer Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery and the artist Special thanks to Elsewhere Museum and the NEA

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We have the inside scoop on Miami’s best parties, nightlife, and more. imbibe

THE COOLEST BARS IN MIAMI When the summer heat is too much to stand, hit these breezy Miami bars with excellent, ice-cold cocktails.

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from left: Catching up with Richard LeFrak and Courtland Lantaff at the Ocean Drive April cover party at LeFrak’s 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach; celebrating the April edition of “The List,” here with Muzik’s

Jason Hardi, Flo Rida, and DJ Irie; talking baseball with Marlins superstar and Ocean Drive April cover star Giancarlo Stanton at our cover party atop 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

records in early spring, and it was hard not to comment on the effects of global warming. All through the town, you could hear a collective, “Wow, if it’s this hot now, imagine what it’s going to be like in the summer.” Droughts in California, snow in Detroit, and then 95 degrees and raining in Miami—weather was becoming increasingly dynamic all over the country. And yet, as hot as it has been in South Florida already this summer, people are still coming. Not just snowbirds who arrive to escape the winter blues and stay for the next six months, but people actually coming to Miami—100 degrees in the summer or not—permanently. It’s the inspiration for our “The Great Migration” story this issue, which illustrates the massive influx of families, professionals, and skilled workers seeking a better quality of life (not to mention the absence of a state income tax). Artists, doctors, scientists, developers, and lawyers are setting down roots; we’re not just models and club kids anymore. In fact, reports show some 50,000 people are leaving New York for South Florida this year, and almost half a million are flooding into Florida from all over. To all of you, I say welcome to our beautiful state. Of course, part of the reason South Florida has become

such a vibrant destination is because of our thriving art scene. This issue, Ocean Drive is profiling Jillian Mayer, a Miamibased artist making waves on a national scale with millions of views on YouTube for her irreverent videos, shows all over the country from Toledo, Ohio, to the Guggenheim in New York, and a new project with MTV, not to mention her own showings at David Castillo Gallery here in Wynwood and her continued relationship with the nonprofit Locust Projects, which helps to foster emerging talent. Lastly, you cannot picture summer in Miami without swimwear. Though the evolution of Swim Week continues, the excitement over new trends has buyers and swimwear fans from all over the world descending on Miami Beach this year to check out the next big thing in fashion at SwimShow at the Convention Center. Kicking things off? Ocean Drive and our gorgeous cover model, Martha Hunt, who recently was named one of Victoria’s Secret’s newest Angels. We took her to get an exclusive sneak peek of the amazing new Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, located just 50 minutes south in neighboring Nassau, Bahamas, for this issue’s sizzling cover shoot. One thing is for sure, no matter how far south you go, temperatures, and the buzz of Miami, are still red-hot.

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from left: With Tony Cho at Night of the Monarchs hosted by Metro 1 Properties and Ocean Drive magazine; with JP Oliver and Dominic Scoles at the Ocean Drive April issue release party hosted by Marlins player and April cover star Giancarlo Stanton at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. below: With Horacio DeLeon at an exclusive dinner at La Savina at Mondrian South Beach in celebration of “The Connectors” as featured in the Ocean Drive April issue.

summer is no exception. The event of the season, Miami Swim Week, is upon us. We’re excited for the Swimwear Association of Florida’s four-day SwimShow, the largest swimwear show in the world, to return to the Miami Beach Convention Center from July 18 through 21. And speaking of swim, who better to grace our issue cover than Martha Hunt, the charming Free People model-turnedVictoria’s Secret Angel? Hunt joins the ranks of several of our past cover stars like Erin Heatherton and Hannah Davis who have landed an Ocean Drive cover just before ascending to superstardom. It’s thrilling to get to know them at such an exciting juncture in their careers and to watch their success from there. We predict big things in Hunt’s future, and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this budding star. Also making a splash nationally is local artist Jillian Mayer, who’s earned all kinds of recognition, from a Sundance Institute fellowship for a satirical sci-fi musical to Internet fame from a viral video. You’ll


love getting to know this wry and clever talent, and we’re proud that she’s one of Miami’s own. School’s out for summer, but in this issue we spotlight José de Diego Middle School in Wynwood, which recently became a canvas for street art as part of a fundraising effort to bring an art department into the school. Art is such an important part of education, not to mention the culture here in Miami, and we support this effort to ensure that public schools can enrich students’ lives with this vital aspect of humanity. With so much going on in town, it’ll be easy to stay cool this summer. Hope to see you around town…

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CAMILO RIOS-WHITE Photographer The photographer behind this issue’s feature on artist Jillian Mayer, Camilo Rios-White has directed, advised, and produced high-end digital work for such celebrated clients as The Webster, Del Toro Shoes, Off White, and Eres Paris; he’s also the founder and creative director of United Rivers and creative director and advisor at Toys for boys magazine. Rios-White’s work has been featured in vogue mexico, vogue brazil, l’officiel Paris,, gq, The new york Times magazine, and grazia Paris, among others. “I love the vibrant colors that make Miami a Pantone utopia,” says Rios-White. “Everywhere you go, you are immersed in the vibrant, bright shades—from the sunsets and oceans to the Art Deco buildings that line the iconic Miami Beach streets. It truly is a happy, neon assault on the senses. I know this is often said, but there truly is no place like Miami.”


Marcelle Sussman Fischler contributes a monthly column to The new york Times and has written extensively about real estate and lifestyles for, Yahoo!, and more. In this issue of ocean drive, she interviews Miami developer Ugo Colombo. “I was surprised and delighted at the close attention Ugo proudly pays to details in outfitting his buildings, including changing the door levers at Brickell Flatiron three times,” says Fischler. “Looking at his properties, it’s evident that Ugo realizes the importance of outdoor space and terraces for Miami residents. His locations are prime, and his buildings are designed for residents to be able to look out, let the light in, and take advantage of being in Miami.”

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Nadine Schiff is the coauthor of three nonfiction books, an executive producer of movies including made in america and The wedding dress, and a board member of the Sundance Institute and United Friends of the Children. A former reporter in the Los Angeles bureau for the cbs evening news, Schiff was also the vice president of Michael Douglas’s Stonebridge Entertainment. In this issue, she details Swarovski’s 120th anniversary. “What was most surprising was how long Swarovski has been in the public eye expanding its tremendous reach, and yet it is still 100 percent family owned,” says Schiff. “Given how hard it is to gather my one family around a Thanksgiving table each year, their commitment to working together in solidarity is astounding.”

Robyn A. Friedman is an award-winning freelance writer who has been covering the real estate and housing industries for more than two decades. Friedman has written for The wall street Journal, robb report, new york Post, and realtor .com, among others. In this issue’s “Gold Coast Report,” she profiles 1 Hotel & Homes. “Many hotels market themselves as ‘green’ when they do little more than request guests to reuse towels,” she says of the property. “From the use of reclaimed wood to the triple-filtered water in the rooms (to encourage guests to use tap water, not bottled) to the living green walls and the terrariums in the guest rooms, 1 Hotel is truly a celebration of nature.”

“There’s noThing as calming or idyllic as living on The beach, gazing from your balcony aT The Turquoise sea or walking ouT your door and feeling The warm sand beTween your Toes.”—marcelle sussman fischler

the list July/August 2015

Barry Sternlicht

Stephen Starr

Lais Bacchi

Ryan Hempen

Bogdan Niculae

Joy Corrigan

Dan Riordan

Lori Ruth

Carlos Miranda

Ugo Colombo

Carly Rothlein

Lynda Diaz

Danny Jelaca

Roy Alpert

Dora Puig

Federica Chimento

Fabio Viviani

Tim Petrillo

Edgardo DeFortuna

Claudia Da Silva

Jason Arasheben

Carla Torres

Ricardo Dunin

Azhar Said

Nicholas Cardoza

Jillian Mayer

Richard Golden

Pierre Benitan

Nicola Siervo

Chris Cornell

Josh Moody

Alejandro Fajardo

Tommy Pooch

Chelsea Hirschhorn

Adrian Gonzalez

Bill Foster

Tim Gorgol

Rick Folbaum

David Sardina

Cheryl Hohweiler

Roma Cohen

J.P. Rosenbaum

Cristiana Vigano

Vanessa Menkes

Andria Mitsakos

Ashley Hebert

David Tornek

Carlos Rosso

Judith Clark

Eldredge Bermingham

Maggie Kombogiannis

Tony Thomas

Cathy Leff

Zoe Lukov

Emily Aguilar

Vanessa Severiano

Judy Stein

Richard LeFrak

Cynthia Boyett

Tara Gilani




Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This offering is void where prohibited by law. Your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state or territory of residency. This Condominium is developed by PRH FAIRWINDS, LLC (“Developer”) and this offering is made only by the Prospectus for the Condominium. No statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Square footage is approximate and may vary depending on how measured and actual construction. Locations and layouts of windows, doors, closets, plumbing fixtures, and structural and architectural design elements may vary from concept to actual construction. All depictions of appliances, plumbing fixtures, counters, countertops, cabinets, soffits, floor coverings and other matters of design and décor detail are conceptual and are not necessarily included with Unit purchase. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications, revisions, and changes it deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code

F O RT L AU D E R DA L E ’ S O N LY N E W T RU E B E AC H F RO N T R E S I D E N C E S An exceptional development from the team behind many of South Florida’s most desirable properties, including Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Murano Grande, and Apogee. With lifestyle amenities and services from the brand behind award-winning residential and resort destinations, including Esperanza, Auberge du Soleil, and Calistoga Ranch.


compliance or otherwise. There is no guarantee that any, or all off-site attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced will exist or be fully developed, as depicted, or that these would not change. Developer, pursuant to license or marketing agreements with each, has a right to use the trade names, marks, and logos of: The Related Group, Fortune International Group, and The Fairwinds Group. The Related Group, The Fairwinds Group, and Fortune International Group are not Developer. The managing entities, hotels, artwork, designers, contributing artists, interior designers, fitness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed within the Condominium and referred to herein are accurate as of this publication date; however , Developer does not guarantee that these will not change prior to, or following , completion of the Condominium. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Art may be loaned to, rather than owned by, the Association. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, specifications, and Unit dimensions. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015 ® PRH FAIRWINDS, LLC, unless otherwise noted, with all rights reserved.

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A RRERF FL Condo Owner, LLC project. The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale are not owned, developed or sold by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., W Hotel Management, Inc. or their affiliates, nor by The Related Companies or The Related Group. This condominium is marketing using the W速 trademarks and trade names under a license from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. If this license is terminated or expires without renewal, the residential project will no longer be associated with, or have any right to use, the W速 brand trade names or trademarks. The Residences at W Fort Lauderdale are owned and sold by RRERF FL Condo Owner, LLC, which is a bulk buyer as provided in 718.704(3).


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Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This offering is void where prohibited by law. Your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state or territory of residency. This Condominium is developed by PRH 4000 SOUTH OCEAN, LLC (“Developer”) and this offering is made only by the Prospectus for the Condominium. No statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Locations and layouts of windows, doors, closets, plumbing fxtures, and structural, architectural, and design elements may vary from concept to actual construction. Depictions of appliances, plumbing fxtures, counters, countertops, cabinets, soffts, foor coverings and other matters of design and décor detail are not necessarily included with Unit purchase. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifcations, revisions, and changes it deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code compliance or otherwise. There is no guarantee that any, or all off-site attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced will exist or be fully developed, as depicted, or that these would not change. Developer, pursuant to license or marketing agreements with each, has a right to use the trade names, marks, and logos of: The Related Group, SBE Licensing, LLC and SBE Hotel Group, LLC. Neither of The Related Group, SBE Licensing, LLC, nor SBE Hotel Group, LLC is the Developer, and if any such license should terminate or not be renewed, the names and logos licensed can no longer be used. The managing entities, hotels, artwork, designers,  contributing artists, interior designers, ftness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed and referred to herein are accurate as of this publication date; however , Developer does not guarantee these. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, and unit specifcations and items included with purchase. This condominium is not oceanfront; the sight line of the tower depicted is conceptual looking west (inland) from Hallandale Beach. This is not intended to be, and does not constitute, an offer to sell club memberships or an invitation to membership to a club. This document is summary in nature regarding the beach club. The beach club referred to is a public facility; however, memberships are available. Certain privileges and benefts are available to members only. For the complete rights, privileges and benefts of beach club membership, see the Prospectus and also see Club Membership Plan and Rules and Regulations, which govern membership in the club. This summary and these depictions are subject to withdrawal. HYDE® is the registered trademark of SBE Licensing, LLC. 2015 ® PRH 4000 SOUTH OCEAN, LLC with all rights reserved.


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Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statute, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Your eligibility for purchase depends upon your state of residency. This offer is void where prohibited. Gran Paraiso is developed by PRH Paraiso Two, LLC (“Developer”), which, pursuant to license agreements, uses the trademarked names and logos of The Related Group, which is not Developer. This offer is made pursuant to the Prospectus for Gran Paraiso and no statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Square footage is approximate and may vary depending on how measured and actual construction. Locations and layouts of windows, doors, closets, plumbing fixtures, and structural and architectural design elements may vary from concept to actual construction. All depictions of appliances, plumbing fixtures, counters, countertops, cabinets, soffits, floor coverings and other matters of design and décor detail

Soaring high above Biscayne Bay, Paraiso’s fnal and most magnifcent luxury condominium tower will soon emerge…

Art by Pablo Atchugarry, Frank Stella, David Hayes, and Vik Muniz

Photographed on location at Paraiso Bay

Sales by RELATED REALTY in collaboration with FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES are conceptual and are not necessarily included with Unit purchase. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications, revisions, and changes it deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code compliance or otherwise. There is no guarantee that any, or all off-site attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced will exist or be fully developed, as depicted, or that these would not change. The managing entities, hotels, artwork, designers,  contributing artists, interior designers, fitness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed within the Condominium and referred to herein are accurate as of this publication date; however, Developer does not guarantee that these will not change prior to, or following, completion of the Condominium. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Art may be loaned to, rather than owned by, the Association. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, and specifications. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015© PRH Paraiso Two, LLC with all rights reserved.


Hyde Midtown puts you just steps away from everything you need and nothing you don’t, from innovative fashion boutiques and chic new museums to the city’s hippest restaurants.


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Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This offering is void where prohibited by law. Your eligibility for purchase will depend upon your state or territory of residency. This Condominium is developed by PRH MIDTOWN 3, LLC (“Developer”) and this offering is made only by the Prospectus for the Condominium. No statement should be relied upon if not made in the Prospectus provided to you by the Developer. Square footage is approximate and may vary depending on how measured and actual construction. Locations and layouts of windows, doors, closets, plumbing fixtures, and structural and architectural design elements may vary from concept to actual construction. All depictions of appliances, plumbing fixtures, counters, countertops, cabinets, soffits, floor coverings and other matters of design and décor detail are conceptual and are not necessarily included with Unit purchase. Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications, revisions, and changes it deems desirable or necessary as a matter of code compliance or otherwise. There is no guarantee that any, or all off-site attractions, shopping venues, restaurants, and activities referenced will exist or be fully developed, as depicted, or that these would not change. Developer, pursuant to license or marketing agreements with each, has a right to use the trade names, marks, and logos of: The Related Group, Dezer Development, SBE Hotel Group, LLC and SBE Licensing, LLC. The Related Group, Dezer Development, SBE Hotel Group, LLC, and SBE Licensing, LLC are not Developer. The managing entities, hotels, artwork, designers, contributing artists, interior designers, fitness facilities, amenities, services, and restaurants proposed within the Condominium and referred to herein are accurate as of this publication date; however , Developer does not guarantee that these will not change prior to, or following , completion of the Condominium. Any art depicted or described may be exchanged for comparable art at the Developer’s discretion. Art may be loaned to, rather than owned by, the Association. Consult the Prospectus for all terms, conditions, specifications and Unit dimensions. Reproduction for private or commercial use is not authorized. 2015 ® PRH MIDTOWN 3, LLC, unless otherwise noted, with all rights reserved.




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SALES BY RELATED REALTY IN COLLABORATION WITH FORTUNE DEVELOPMENT SALES O R A L R E P R E S E N T A T I O N S C A N N O T B E R E L I E D U P O N A S C O R R E C T LY S T A T I N G R E P R E S E N T A T I O N S O F T H E D E V E L O P E R . F O R C O R R E C T R E P R E S E N T A T I O N S , M A K E R E F E R E N C E T O T H I S B R O C H U R E A N D T H E D O C U M E N T S R E Q U I R E D B Y S E C T I O N 7 1 8 . 5 0 3 , F L O R I D A S T A T U T E S , T O B E F U R N I S H E D B Y A D E V E L O P E R T O A B U Y E R O R L E S S E E . T H I S O F F E R I N G I S V O I D W H E R E P R O H I B I T E D B Y L A W . Y O U R E L I G I B I L I T Y F O R P U R C H A S E W I L L D E P E N D U P O N Y O U R S T A T E O R T E R R I T O R Y O F R E S I D E N C Y. T H I S C O N D O M I N I U M I S D E V E L O P E D B Y 9 S M A W E S T, L L C ( “ D E V E L O P E R ” ) A N D T H I S O F F E R I N G I S M A D E O N LY B Y T H E P R O S P E C T U S F O R T H E C O N D O M I N I U M . N O S T A T E M E N T S H O U L D B E R E L I E D U P O N I F N O T M A D E I N T H E P R O S P E C T U S P R O V I D E D T O Y O U B Y T H E D E V E LO P E R . S Q U A R E   F O OTA G E I S A P P R OX I M AT E A N D M AY VA RY D E P E N D I N G O N H OW M E A S U R E D A N D A CT U A L C O N ST R U CT I O N . LO C AT I O N S A N D LAYO U TS O F W I N D OWS , D O O R S , C LO S E TS , P LU M B I N G F I XT U R E S , A N D ST R U CT U R A L A N D A R C H I T E CT U R A L D E S I G N E L E M E N TS M AY VA RY F R O M C O N C E PT TO A CT U A L C O N ST R U CT I O N . A L L D E P I CT I O N S O F A P P L I A N C E S , P LU M B I N G F I XT U R E S , C O U N T E R S , C O U N T E RTO P S , C A B I N E TS , S O F F I TS , F LO O R C O V E R I N G S A N D OT H E R M AT T E R S O F D E S I G N A N D D É C O R D E T A I L A R E C O N C E P T U A L A N D A R E N O T N E C E S S A R I LY I N C L U D E D W I T H U N I T P U R C H A S E . D E V E L O P E R E X P R E S S LY R E S E R V E S T H E R I G H T T O M A K E M O D I F I C A T I O N S , R E V I S I O N S , A N D C H A N G E S I T D E E M S D E S I R A B L E O R N E C E S S A R Y A S A M A T T E R O F C O D E C O M P L I A N C E O R O T H E R W I S E . T H E R E I S N O G U A R A N T E E T H A T A N Y, O R A L L O F F - S I T E A T T R A C T I O N S , S H O P P I N G V E N U E S , R E S T A U R A N T S , A N D A C T I V I T I E S R E F E R E N C E D W I L L E X I S T O R B E F U L LY D E V E L O P E D ,   A S D E P I C T E D , O R T H A T T H E S E W O U L D N O T C H A N G E . D E V E LO P E R , P U R S U A N T TO L I C E N S E O R M A R K E T I N G A G R E E M E N TS W I T H E A C H , H A S A R I G H T TO U S E T H E T R A D E N A M E S , M A R KS , A N D LO G O S O F : T H E R E LAT E D G R O U P ; C R E S C E N T H E I G H TS , I N C . ; A N D E Q U I N OX ® . E Q U I N OX ® I S A R E G I ST E R E D T R A D E M A R K O F E Q U I N O X H O L D I N G S , I N C . N E I T H E R O F T H E R E L A T E D G R O U P, C R E S C E N T H E I G H T S , I N C . , O R E Q U I N O X ® I S D E V E L O P E R . T H E M A N A G I N G E N T I T I E S , H O T E L S , A R T W O R K , D E S I G N E R S ,   C O N T R I B U T I N G A R T I S T S , I N T E R I O R D E S I G N E R S , F I T N E S S FA C I L I T I E S , A M E N I T I E S , S E RV I C E S , A N D R E STA U R A N TS P R O P O S E D W I T H I N T H E C O N D O M I N I U M A N D R E F E R R E D TO H E R E I N A R E A C C U R AT E A S O F T H I S P U B L I C AT I O N DAT E ; H OW E V E R , D E V E LO P E R D O E S N OT G U A R A N T E E T H AT T H E S E W I L L N OT C H A N G E P R I O R T O , O R F O L L O W I N G , C O M P L E T I O N O F T H E C O N D O M I N I U M . A N Y A R T D E P I C T E D O R D E S C R I B E D M A Y B E E X C H A N G E D F O R C O M P A R A B L E A R T A T T H E D E V E L O P E R ’ S D I S C R E T I O N . A R T M A Y B E L O A N E D T O , R A T H E R T H A N O W N E D B Y, T H E A S S O C I A T I O N . C O N S U LT T H E P R O S P E C T U S F O R A L L T E R M S , C O N D I T I O N S , A N D S P E C I F I C A T I O N S .   R E P R O D U C T I O N F O R P R I V A T E O R C O M M E R C I A L U S E I S N O T A U T H O R I Z E D . 2 0 1 5 ® 9 S M A W E S T, L L C U N L E S S O T H E R W I S E N O T E D W I T H A L L R I G H T S R E S E R V E D .

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Announcing the grand opening of our newest flagship B E A U T Y G ROW S H E R E

STYLE Tastemaker Longtime Max Mara Creative Director Ian Griffiths likens his approach to that of an architect, a discipline he studied before transitioning to fashion.

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Max Mara Creative DireCtor Ian GrIffIths’s new it bag looks to an arChiteCtural Marvel. by adrienne gaffney “In Miami, there’s a lighter way of dressing, an easier way of dressing and dressing more for yourself, but being sexy at the same time,” says Max Mara Creative Director Ian Griffiths. “Not feeling that you need to dress to impress anyone, but dressing to feel comfortable and good.” Griffiths brings to the storied fashion house a bold creative vision paired with remarkable technical acumen. His most recent feat was creating the newest addition to Max Mara’s handbag slate: the Whitney bag, inspired by Renzo Piano’s design of the newly reopened Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Collaborating with the architectural great was easy for Griffiths, who continued on page 86  85

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Max Mara’s meticulously crafted calfskin Whitney bag was designed by Renzo Piano Workshop to reflect the reopened Whitney Museum. below, from left: The new special-edition tote features the exact slate color of the museum, along with the signature ridges; sketches from the pre-fall collection.

“In MIaMI, there’s an easIer way of dressIng and dressIng More for yourself, but beIng sexy at the saMe tIMe.”—ian griffiths


actually studied the discipline before transitioning to fashion. “I think rather like an architect. I have an approach to design that tends to be quite thorough, and I believe in a certain kind of rigor,” he explains. Citing the brand’s forte—coats—Griffiths notes that “the design of a coat is very similar to the design of a building. So for me, it’s not alien at all to work with an architect. I love the logic of an architectural approach.” The Whitney bag, a calfskin tote available in three sizes and shades of black, bordeaux, and tan, also comes as a special-edition version that mimics the exact slate color of the Whitney, branded with a number and logo inside. “The idea with the bag was to start with something that in some way reflected the physical form of the [museum], so Renzo Piano Workshop from the outset wanted to produce something with the idea of the skin that envelops the building. The skin has those sections, and we formed ridges, so those are very clearly related,” Griffiths says. “The hardware—the metal pieces of the bag— are quite faithfully reproduced from sketches from Renzo Piano of the stanchions that hold the tension cables to the ground. The bag is very literally related to the physical appearance of the building itself.” Another point of excitement for Griffiths is his recently designed pre-fall collection, which includes a cashmere and silk sweater in a bobcat-print motif. “We really did take the design from the markings of a bobcat, so it is faithful to its inspiration, and for me that represents something quite cool and new, and at the same time very chic,” he says. “On the other side, in the minimal theme, is the total red look, the red suit with the red coat over, which a lot of people pinpointed as a highlight of the show and the collection.” Having worked with Max Mara for close to 30 years, Griffiths has a very clear idea of who the woman he’s dressing is and exactly what she needs and desires in her wardrobe. “It’s so easy for a man—you just wear a jacket with or without a tie or jeans. There are so few decisions,” says Griffiths. “For a woman, it’s difficult because for any occasion there are any number of possibilities: Do you wear a dress? Do you wear a suit? Do you wear a bustier dress? Strapless? Do you cover up or do you expose? What do you expose? I think our responsibility at Max Mara is to give our customers ways of dressing that are going to give them complete confidence to get on with their lives.” 106 ne 39th st., Miami, 305-770-6200; OD

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IN THE JUNGLE Tribal prints and raw materials feel festive and fresh for summer. Bra top ($1,995) and skirt ($1,995), Donna Karan New York. Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-8651100; Large Raffia bangles, Alexis Bittar ($225 each). Nordstrom, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-999-1313; Woven clutch, Salvatore Ferragamo ($5,800). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-8166;


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Tassels and untamed threads add an evocative edge.

Dense weaves take cues from island artisans and add timeless texture.





Tribal-inspired takes on print bring summer’s strongest staples into the sun.

A statement strappy sandal and graphic clutch pack the perfect amount of safari heat.

1. Cheyenne bootie, Tamara Mellon ($995). Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-1100; Hollywood small fringe handbag, Max Mara ($840). Miami Design District, 106 NE 39th St., 305-770-6200; Resin bangles, Missoni ($300 each). Intermix, 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950; 2. Oasis sandal, Aquazzura ($1,100). Intermix, see above. Kelly graphic shoulder bag, Bottega Veneta ($2,500). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-864-6247; Resin bangles, Missoni ($300 each). Intermix, see above. 3. Intarsio mini lock bag, Valentino Garavani ($2,275). Miami Design District, 140 NE 39th St., 305-639-8851; Kempner mule, Tory Burch ($395). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-867-7469; Column C slider cuff, Lele Sadoughi ($240). Mayda Cisneros, 4102 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-5848; 4. Kattie sandal, Jimmy Choo ($1,575). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-443-6124; Jack convertible clutch, Elizabeth and James ($345). Nordstrom, Aventura Mall, 19507 Biscayne Blvd., 305-3566900; Necklace ($1,150) and bracelet ($1,150), Salvatore Ferragamo. Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-8166;  89

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Swimwear designer Tim Gorgol at Indie Soul. above: The brand’s patchwork Macee suit ($248) incorporates different kinds of lace.

“I’ve always had a passIon to create fashIon as a result of art, but It has to be wearable.” —tim gorgol

LocaL SwimSuit deSigner Tim GorGol’S indie SouL Brand BLew up overnight after Landing the cover of the SportS IlluStrated SwimSuit iSSue. by becky randel Tim Gorgol, creative director of Miami-based swimwear line Indie Soul, was watching the famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue unveiling on The Tonight Show this year, when he suddenly saw his design on Hannah Davis’s sexy cover shot. “I was shocked…. I woke up thinking it was a dream,” he recalls. “But in the morning, I got a tweet from the editor, and I realized, Oh my god, it really is me.” While this may be the first SI cover for the twoyear-old brand, Gorgol is no newcomer to the fashion industry. After more than a decade as a buyer and visual merchandiser, Gorgol was inspired to launch a line of his own. “I’ve always had a passion to create fashion as a result of art,” he says, “but it has to be wearable.” Gorgol resolved to produce swimwear using “our own hand-dyed textiles.” He calls the result “exuberant, eclectic, colorful clothing with a bohemian soul,” and every piece in the Indie Soul line is


handcrafted and unique. “[Buyers] know they’ll go to the beach or a pool party and no one will have the same suit as them—all for less than $200,” he says. The designer’s creativity is precisely what led to the coveted SI cover. “The mood board they gave us was Downton Abbey,” he explains of the swimsuit’s design process. “So I was really challenged. How do I take burgundies, blacks, and velvets and create a bohemian modern swimsuit?” Insisting on a design that aligned with the artistry of his brand, Gorgol looked to his fashion background for inspiration, which led him to handcrafted lace. “Classic lace is always black over nude,” he says. In the wake of the issue’s release (which in total showcased nine Indie Soul swimsuits, between print and online), the brand’s web business increased by 50 percent, its social media numbers have doubled, and orders for the cover suit skyrocketed (even country superstar LeAnn Rimes picked

one up). Indie Soul showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Santo Domingo, and will have a booth at Miami’s must-see Swim Week global trade show, SwimShow, this month. When speaking of the brand’s success, Gorgol is especially proud that it has all taken place in Miami, his home for the past 21 years. Says the designer, “It’s more inspirational to be here with the women of Miami—the jet-set style, the luxury yacht style.” 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-4156291; OD

ON TREND Tim Gorgol’s insight on the hottest trends. A couple of trends we see for the upcoming season are: Sporty: A lot more sporty styles, especially in the top part of the bikini. Items that can be not only used for swimming but also for the gym, yoga, paddleboarding, or even as a sportswear top. Consumers love when their purchase has multiple end uses. Transparency: The use of mesh, tulle, and lace to create illusion effects so you are not bare... but almost bare. (This is both for swimwear and cover-ups.)

photography by vanessa rogers (gorgol)

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Jewel of the Gables

Lais Bacchi’s foray into design takes a stylish turn toward jewelry and fine fabrics.

by charlyne varkonyi schaub


Lais Bacchi is in a last-minute meeting with sales staff explaining how to sell her new line of statement necklaces, long beads and pearls adorned with tassels and semiprecious stones overlaid in 18k gold. She ends the meeting and crosses the Artefacto furniture showroom in Coral Gables with a confident stride, her slim body clothed in formfitting white jeans, a white blouse with rolled-up sleeves, a black Hermès belt with a large silver h, and Giuseppe Zanotti black and white striped heels. Bacchi, a former fashion stylist for Brazilian celebrities and socialites, came to Miami 13 years ago with her husband, Paulo, the owner of Artefacto. Now a fabric and jewelry designer, she returns to Brazil once a month to see family and check on the artisans creating her jewelry

line. “In Brazil, we have problems,” says Bacchi of her homeland. “I prefer to live [here] with a convertible.” The semiprecious stones she uses in her jewelry are from Brazil, but she says much of her design inspiration comes from Miami’s nature, lifestyle, and colors. The collection follows the trends and colors of the season, and Summer 2015 is all about hippie chic—long and light flowing dresses, and delicate lace, sheer fabrics. The necklaces are a nod to the contrasts and textures that are also present this season. Her elegant chandelier earrings can adjust from day to evening, as detachable parts allow them to be used in three different looks that transition from casual to formal. Many pieces have retro references, such as a 1920s-style

photography by Vanessa rogers. opposite page: photography by Wayne preVidelli (paulo bacchi); courtesy of lais bacchi designs (pilloWs, jeWelry)

Lais Bacchi (here inside her home on Fisher Island) turned her background as a celebrity stylist into a new career designing fabrics and jewelry, including her line’s Fan earrings ($220), Tamara ring ($650), and Spiral bracelet ($199). Behind her are her collection’s decorative pillows in Tiger and Snake prints.

clockwise from left:

Bacchi’s Tiger and Puma print decorative pillows ($420 each); the designer’s Fan Open Yellow ring ($73); with her husband, Paulo Bacchi.

necklace with multiple strands of freshwater pearls and a silver/crystal clasp. Her trademark bags and boxes are black with a stylized lb logo; the jewelry, packaged inside a soft fabric bag, is sold only at Artefacto stores in Coral Gables and Aventura as well as online. Bacchi’s first fabric collection, which includes five animal prints on soft velvet, is exclusive to Artefacto and can be featured on a range of items, from throw pillows to smaller upholstered furniture. The goal of the collection was to add a pop of contrast and texture to the neutral palette found in the Artefacto showrooms. “I always like prints, but Artefacto didn’t have many,” she says. “I love colors, but Artefacto is more neutral. It’s my way to add a woman’s touch.” Of course, it’s not all work and no play for Bacchi,

who is a mother of 18-year-old twin boys, Bruno and Pietro. But she does say it’s easier now to balance her work and personal life because the boys don’t require as much attention. Balance means heading to the gym three times a week for spin classes, weight and circuit training, and bike rides with her husband on weekends at both of their homes—Coral Gables during the week, Fisher Island for the weekends and holidays. Both properties are decorated with Artefacto furnishings and her husband’s art collection, which includes works by Botero, Andy Warhol, and Carlos Araujo. “He told me the first time he saw me that I was going to be his wife,” she says of Paulo, her husband of 20 years. Artefacto, 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 1600, Coral Gables, 305-774-0004; 17651 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-931-9484; OD

“I always lIke prInts; I love colors. [My fabrIcs are] a way to add a woMan’s touch.”

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STYLE Boutique Bonanza The original Alchemist, at 1111 Lincoln Road, carries sought-after labels like Rick Owens, Céline, and Givenchy.

Alchemist Alchemist’s third location, in the Design District, pairs sartorial offerings with fine jewelry.

chrome heArts A selection of cocktail rings from the line known for its trademark 22k gold pieces.

From exotic swimwear to the latest Fashions meant to chicly survive the summer sun, these miami boutiques stock the season’s current must-have trends. by adrienne gaffney high-end Finds: Alchemist

Owner Roma Cohen has all the design bases covered between his two Lincoln Road boutiques devoted to high-end fashion labels like Haider Ackermann, Céline, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, as well as a newly opened Design District shop exclusively carrying fine jewelry. “The Rick Owens Art Deco collection for Miami will be super, as well as his gladiators,” says Cohen, who also singles out the “return of the high-waisted silhouette as seen at Isabel Marant” as a top trend for summer 2015. 1109 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach,


305-531-4653; 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-4815; 140 ne 39th St., Miami, 305-640-5842; little Bit oF Bling: chrome heArts

As the Miami fashion world gears up for summer, nowhere is the excitement for the season more palpable than at Chrome Hearts’ recently opened boutique. “We’re going to be showing vignettes of different ‘rooms’ within the Chrome Hearts lifestyle and what products we make specifically for those spaces or hobbies,” says Laurie Lynn Stark, who

coltorti Bold, beautiful prints are the focus this summer at Coltorti.

co-owns the brand with her husband, Richard. “We’ll have a ‘gym’ area with jump ropes and golf sets, and in the ‘kitchen,’ we’ll have our barbecue tools, aprons, cutting boards, corn on the cob holders, potato peelers—all the necessities for a Fourth of July party.” Those seeking the line’s trademark 22k gold jewelry pieces will find them in abundance, many featuring new stones and settings. The classic Chrome Hearts aesthetic also translates to the Miami Beach scene, with the brand’s line of men’s, women’s, and children’s bathing suits, continued on page 96

photography by Michael StavaridiS (alcheMiSt)

Veni, Vidi, Visa

STYLE Boutique Bonanza which feature sterling silver detailing. “The look and feel of this location is vastly different than any other Chrome Hearts store worldwide,” says Stark. “Many, if not most, of the items are exclusive to this location and cannot be seen or purchased anywhere else.” 4025 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786-953-7384; eurOpean expOrtS: COltOrti

This summer, the team at Coltorti is focusing on bold and beautiful prints from its favorite European collections, which include Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Balmain, as well as those lines’ seasonal, on-trend accessories. “The Valentino Rockstud collection always brings beautiful pieces, along with Dolce & Gabbana’s beautiful, elegant, and casual Miss Sicily bag,” says Coltorti CFO Johnny Alvarez de la Cruz. “Our store always strives to combine the Italian style of clothing with the joy and colors of Miami.” 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786-517-1330;

a few. However, the boutique is also expanding its jewelry offerings, with pieces by Repossi and Dionea Orcini. Now, owner Shayne Cohen is adding the lines Giamba and Fausto Puglisi to their ranks, and she continues to be a big fan of the pieces by French collection Jitrois. “It has become almost a uniform for many of our ladies,” she says. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-0202; Summer Survival: SebaStien JameS

Designer Sebastien James has the secret to beating the heat at his Design District boutique, Trend by Sebastien James—his double gauze cotton voile shirt. “Essentially, it’s two layers of ultra-lightweight cotton gauze that are stitched together,” says James. “It is the softest, lightest-weight button-down shirt I have ever felt.” James also predicts menswear in deep emerald or burgundy, and the line’s “sloafer,” a hybrid loafer and sneaker that uses high-end Venetian leather, to be among this season’s top trends. 130 NE 40th St., #1, Miami, 305-576-5200;

luxury FindS: Oxygene

The great minds at Bal Harbour’s Oxygene will continue to focus on high-end fashions, featuring collections from Balmain, Ashish, Isabel Marant, and Alexander Wang, to name

treasures. “Being part of the hotel gives shoppers an experiential feel—especially local Miamians, and they often make a day of it,” says Mitsakos, who is excited about the Spanish swimwear line Lazul, Artans tunics, and caftans by English artist Izabella Kay, and skincare line The Lab Room, as well as Katerina Karoussos’s millinery line. “She has patented an amazing turban-style sun hat that I expect to be a key summer staple.” Hotel Croydon Miami Beach, 3720 Collins Ave., 305-938-1145; OD

Oxygene A flower theme captures the season

glObal gear: WanderliSta

in this floor display at Oxygene.

The recently opened concept shop located inside the Hotel Croydon celebrates owner Andria Mitsakos’s love of travel and global

SebaStien JameS Designer Sebastien James stocks his Design District boutique with lightweight cotton fashions that are

Wanderlista, inside the Hotel Croydon, is stocked with global brands discovered on the owner’s travels.

WanderliSta Deluxe Body Cream in Magnolia Lime ($68) from Spanish skincare line The Lab Room, at Wanderlista.


photography by alex Dumas (WanDerlista)

both stylish and functional.

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LEICA D-LUX Of all the Leica compact cameras, the D-Lux has one of the fastest lenses. Perfect for available-light photography and, thanks to a versatile zoom lens, in an almost infinite number of creative genres. Even less experienced photographers can enjoy the experience of immediate success – and seeing it brightly and clearly on the high-resolution 3” LCD monitor, even in bright sunlight. An integrated Wi-Fi module provides remote control for the D-Lux from a smartphone or tablet.



Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is a bold, state-of-the-art solution exceeding the needs of the on-the-go professional. No attention-to-detail has been spared — from the lineup of premium materials utilized by master craftsmanship to the chic, urban styling of its sublime, uni-body design. Completely portable and wireless, it provides exceptional sound from its dual, high-performance drivers and enhanced bass port design — for the best quality sound in its category.

The award-winning Flip 2 wireless portable speaker from JBL brings rich sound into your portable lifestyle for all your wireless phones and tablets. Engineered with JBL aptitude and attitude, the Flip 2 uses two drivers and a built-in bass port for powerful bass that adds dynamic depth to your listening experience along with crisp vocals all in a speaker that fits in your hand.

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Incense & Cedrat, the latest scent from Jo Malone’s Cologne Intense, includes Omani incense, considered the “most precious in the world.” The brand replicates the heady, smoky scent with natural components by way of NaturePrint technology. Neiman Marcus, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-9991000;

Purveyor of printed men’s swimwear Onia used stunnning NASA photographs to develop a collection of out-of-

Like a Lady

gold standard


this-world prints for its Summer 2015 line. From an interstellar view of a sunrise spreading across the Atlantic Ocean to an aerial glimpse of the archi-

// on trend //


Etnia Barcelona ($345). Intermix, 1005 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-604-6353;



pelago islands, the swim trunks ($225) are sure


to be the hit of the

The 18th-century hórreo inside Loewe’s new Design District shop acts as “part of the knowledge of where Loewe is from, transferred to another time and place,” says newly appointed Creative Director Jonathan Anderson. It plays off of Loewe’s own Humo color, the perfect backdrop to display everything from colorful high-waisted leather trousers to the new Puzzle bag. Miami Design District, 110 NE 39th St., 305-576-7601;

Magic City’s beaches. Base Miami, 927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-4982; base;

Onia swimtrunks in the new Myanmar and I.S.S. Sunrise prints.

Make a throwback statement with round, ’70s-inspired sunglasses.

Oxydo ($98). Solstice Sunglasses, 805 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-5080;

Gucci ($395). Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-2004;

Miu Miu ($290). Sunglass Hut, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-0365;

Fendi ($425). Solstice Sunglasses, 805 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-531-5080;


As if the Magic City couldn’t get any brighter, Miu Miu Creative Director Miuccia Prada’s rebellious yet lady-like spring collection is now available in the Design District. The newly designed space by Roberto Baciocchi gleams with black marble geometric lines and gold damask fabriccovered walls, serving to showcase the innovative pieces of the collection. The upper level is dedicated primarily to readyto-wear, with pieces incorporating rich textures, seen throughout the show’s recurring item—the housecoat—a statement piece that echoes the femininity of the ground floor’s accessories like floral sky-high platforms and richly colored, textured bags. Miami Design District, 190 NE 39th St., 305341-9342; OD

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Luxury at PLay

MiaMi’s boys of suMMer are also boys of style with the latest, top-drawer tiMepieces froM seMinal swiss Makers. by roberta naas photography by jeff crawford

The introduction of the latest in sporty luxury timepieces at this spring’s Swiss watch fairs is now benefiting Miami’s men as these world-class watches are appearing in retailers around town— perfect for those looking to indulge in a wide array of summer sports. Thanks to savvy watch brands bringing together a host of functions and features, these suave watches run the gamut from waterresistant dive and sailing timepieces to watches inspired by auto racing and more. These highly anticipated pieces will not only turn heads at this season’s hottest events, but are useful timing tools that make them more than merely objects of desire as they work on the track, on the field, or on the waves. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to OD

From Corum, the 45mm Corum Admiral’s Cup AC-One 45 Chrono ($7,700) is crafted in stainless steel with a bezel featuring the coveted flags for which the Admiral’s Cup is known. The dial is a fluted teak wood to emulate a ship’s deck and has the colored nautical pennants on the flange. Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., 305-7920884; This Omega Seamaster Proplof watch ($9,450) is crafted in stainless steel and houses the Omega Co-Axial movement. The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer with helium escape valve and anti-


reflective treatment on both sides of the sapphire for easy underwater reading. It is water resistant to 1,200 meters. Morays Jewelers, 50 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-374-0739; From Cartier, this Calibre de Cartier Diver watch ($8,950) is crafted in ADLC-coated steel with a black rubber strap. It houses a mechanical movement with automatic-winding caliber 1904-PS MC and is water resistant to 300 meters. Miami Design District, 139 NE 39th St., 305-894-2960; The de Grisogono Instrumento Grande Chrono

No. 1 ($53,600) is crafted in 18k gold and offers date indication on the arched aperture and chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute totalizers. It is water resistant to 50 meters. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-865-8765; Travel notebook, Bottega Veneta ($330). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-6247; bottega Cafron tray, Ralph Lauren Home ($195). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-861-2059; ralphlauren Cuff links, Ermenegildo Zegna ($520). Miami Design District, 132 NE 39th St., 305-576-0179;

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These suave watches run the gamut from water-resistant dive and sailing timepieces to watches inspired by auto racing and more. Patek Philippe, this 40mm Ref. 5712 Nautilus watch ($33,500) is crafted in stainless steel and has a blue/ black dial. It offers out-ofwater features such as moon-phase indication and sub-seconds dial but is also water resistant to 60 meters. Mayor’s Jewelers, Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 305-667-7517; Top-notch automotive inspiration is behind this Bovet by Pininfarina “Sergio” Split-Second Chronograph ($34,500). It is crafted in shot-blasted stainless steel in the brand’s much-loved 45mm Amadeo Convertible case (which can transform a wristwatch into a pocket watch or table clock). The watch is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement and offers hours, minutes, small seconds, and split-second chronograph function with 30-minute counter. Just 250 will be made. East Coast Jewelry, 16810 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-947-8883; From Waldan, this Waldan International 0195BChronograph Chronometer ($10,000) is crafted in 18k rose gold with a front sapphire crystal and the choice of a sapphire crystal display back


or solid-gold screw-down back. The COSC-certified Valjoux 7751 automaticwinding movement offers chronograph, GMT time, triple date, moon-phase, and 42 hours of power reserve, along with an Incabloc shockabsorption system, right for any sport. ECJ Luxe Collection, 332 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-353-5216; waldan From Rolex, this 18k yellow-gold Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch ($25,150) takes its inspiration directly from Florida’s racing lure. Its stainless-steel version has been the trophy for winners of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The COSC-certified chronometer is equipped with a tachymeter scale for measuring speed and powered by a highperformance chronograph movement. Mayor’s Jewelers, Dadeland Mall, 7535 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, 305-6677517; Cafron tray, Ralph Lauren Home ($195). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-2059; ralphlauren Gloves, Bottega Veneta ($390). Bal Harbour Shops, 305-864-6247; Sunglasses, Prada ($325). Miami Design District, 180 NE 40th St., 305-438-2280;

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STYLE Anniversary

All that Glitters

FAMILY-OWNED LUXURY COMPANY SWAROV CELEBRATES 120 YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH A NEW BOOK, A CHARITY INITIATIVE, AND OF COURSE, DAZZLING ACCOUTREMENTS. BY NADINE SCHIFF You don’t need a crystal ball to see that Swarovski not only possesses the patina of success, it also has stamina. This summer marks the 120th anniversary of a brand that continues to glitter in the worlds of jewelry, fashion, design, and collectibles. One hundred and twenty years after Daniel Swarovski founded the Austrian company in 1895, the original subterranean maze where he perfected his precise cutting technique has become a cross between a museum and theme park for thousands of tourists. It also still serves as the company’s headquarters. Since those earliest days, the brilliant glass crystals that once embellished the gowns of Queen Victoria have become more than twinkling eye candy for décolletages and tiaras. They encrusted Dorothy’s ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz and clung provocatively to Marilyn Monroe’s famous form while she sang “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy. The sparkling stones glitter on the Vegas Strip, highlighting a 14-foot crystal starburst, and illuminate the Christmas tree in New York’s Rockefeller Center. And this year, Swarovski’s famous Aurora Borealis stone adorns the glass slipper in the latest film version of Cinderella. Swarovski remains a familyowned business. In 2011, Nadja Swarovski, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder, became the first woman to sit on the executive board, and has since become the face of this brilliant company. Nicknamed “The Crystal Medici,” a 21st-century



patron of design, she is a singular force, intent on bringing everything crystal into the cultural mainstream. “Design,” Swarovski says, “has been a huge focus of what we’ve done at Swarovski over the past 120 years. And I’m especially proud of the work we have done mixing different disciplines.” Luxury home design giants such as Tord Boontje and Yves Behr are her collaborators. And fashion gurus such as Giorgio Armani and Diane von Furstenberg laud her support of emerging artists, as she backs them on their journey to the center spotlight of the world’s major runways. “We have worked with our Council of Fashion Design Awards to bring talents like Christopher Kane, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and Mary Katrantzou to the global stage,” Swarovski adds. She also keeps a discerning eye on Hollywood. In 2007, the company partnered with the Academy Awards and created a 34-foot curtain with more than 50,000 cascading crystals to illuminate the stage. And the Swarovski Optik lens magnifies the majestic beauty of London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, quite possibly proof that Swarovski is a direct line to perfection. And how is Swarovski celebrating its 120th birthday? “We’re publishing a stunning Rizzoli book that celebrates our creative collaborations, and we’ve also established the Swarovski Foundation, launching a number of philanthropic new initiatives across the three pillars of education, health, and environmental protection,” says

FROM TOP: Swarovski designs exude exotic glamour in this advertisement from the 1970s; Iradj Moini for Oscar de la Renta parrot brooch, featuring Swarovski accents, mid-1980s; one of the Miami Deco-inspired crystal chandeliers in the Lincoln Road store.

Swarovski. In addition, 13 of the company’s milestone creations have already been exhibited in New York, including an ensemble worn by model Lily Donaldson in a Victoria’s Secret runway show in 2014. As Swarovski heads into its 121st year, it continues to prove that diamonds (and crystals) are indeed a girl’s best friend. OD

WHAT A GEM! Located on Lincoln Road, Miami’s Swarovski flagship boasts an impressive array of precisely cut lead crystal—the hallmark of the brand. If you’re looking for a special gift for yourself or a significant other, you are certain to find it here. Necklaces, earrings, and its iconic crystal animal figurines are all available. Don’t miss the highlight of the store: a pair of custom Art Deco chandeliers inspired by the local architecture. Dazzling! 734 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-538-4877;

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STYLE You, Even Better The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. below, from left: Carmen Tal, cofounder of luxury haircare and body care line Moroccanoil; Body Butter and Hand Cream from Moroccanoil’s new Fleur de Rose collection.

Rose and Shine

HigH-end fragrances are returning to tHe romance of rose. now, innovative skincare is following suit, and already a Hit witH miami women. BY matt stewart

“Consumers are looking for integrity and high performanCe.” —carmen tal


In the past, appointments with highly trained aestheticians and at-home skincare treatments were considered by many to be solely for special occasions, but today the axiom “an ounce of prevention” is being taken to heart. Women are much more savvy about doing right by their derma, and because of that, global skincare sales are expected to be worth $121 billion by 2016. “The number-one driver in skincare is results,” says Charlotte Prescott, spa and fitness director of The Biltmore Spa (1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3187; “The world is really changing in terms of organics, sustainability, and demand for quality ingredients. If the results can be provided with natural, organic products, then the guests are open to that, but the key is results first.” “Today, consumers are more knowledgeable about ingredients than ever before,” says Carmen Tal, cofounder of Moroccanoil, a luxury haircare and body care product line that burst onto the beauty scene in 2006 with a single argan oil hair treatment. “They are looking for integrity and high performance.” Recently Moroccanoil announced its Fleur de Rose collection, which

consists of a rich Body Soufflé, hydrating Body Butter, Body Buff that both exfoliates and moisturizes with argan oil, an “on the go” Hand Cream, and creamy Cleansing Bar. (A Fleur de Rose Shower Milk will be released in 2016.) “Our formulas are comprised of the finest-quality ingredients available [and] offer a complete regimen to help exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate,” says Tal. “Those three steps are so important in creating beautiful skin.” For Tal, Fleur de Rose is Moroccanoil’s most personal offering. “I worked with a talented aromatherapist who was extremely knowledgeable about essential oils and fragrances,” she says. “When I told her what I was looking for, she knew exactly where to go with it. We came to realize that it was the damask rose scent that really captured me. Our Product Development and R&D teams then worked for several years to develop and perfect the collection.” “I think they got the fragrance just right,” says Osa Mallo, spa director at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami (500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8288; “When you use the products, they give a subtle scent of rose on the skin that is refreshing and elegant.” Prescott agrees and feels that the fragrance takes the collection to the next level. “It smells fresh, clean, and beautiful,” she says of the Fleur de Rose collection. “A bit of fragrance changes the experience of both a spa treatment and the daily at-home regimen [because] scent is a strong emotional trigger and creates specific associations and memories that can make a moment in your day, your week, your life very special.” OD

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Culture Hottest ticket A bikini-clad model poses for photographers at the Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds show at The Raleigh hotel during last year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015.

Waves of fashion

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Get ready to party amonG the hottest looks, trends, and models as Swim wee , the world’s larGest swimwear event, returns to miami Beach. by rachel felder Despite July’s summertime heat and humidity, fashion industry insiders have been heading to Miami Beach this month for several years, all focused on one key item: swimwear. This is where next season’s trends are revealed and set into motion over the course of a few packed days. With store buyers and editors from around the globe—not to mention some of the world’s most beautiful people—in town, Miami Beach is, quite simply, the place to be. This year will see a major change in the presentation: IMG, which has held runway fashion shows and presentations at The Raleigh hotel for a

decade, is taking 2015 off to tweak and update its swim activities. “It’s been a great success in Miami for the past 10 years but, like everything, has changed over time,” says Catherine Bennett, senior vice president and managing director for IMG Fashion Events & Properties. “We really want to create an event that is more meaningful and has a larger impact on all of our constituents. We’re looking to evolve and are looking forward to next season.” Nonetheless, there will still be plenty of bikini-clad models walking continued on page 112  111

Culture Hottest ticket down Miami Beach catwalks this year. Funkshion: Miami Beach Fashion Week has beefed up its swim shows this season, mounting a massive tent on Collins Avenue as well as four additional runways at Soho Beach House, The Setai, the Thompson Miami Beach, and the SLS South Beach. At the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Swimwear Association of Florida’s SwimShow will go on as it has for over three decades. It’s the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to the category and, not surprisingly, the driving force behind the ancillary parties and showings around town that make model-gazing an amateur sport for the week. The scope of the show is still massive: This year, more than 2,500 lines will be shown to around 9,000 attendees. Executive Director Judy Stein is excited about the way the gathering has been expanding both in international focus—with an increasing number of brands from the United

Kingdom, Colombia, and Brazil participating— and range. “I’m seeing a lot of brands venturing off into more lifestyle, activewear, and yoga wear,” says Stein. “It’s a huge trend right now that a lot of our companies are going into.” With a waiting list of designers wanting to participate, SwimShow’s executive director knows exactly the type of labels she wants to include. “We’re always looking for quality, design, and newness—something that’s on point and on trend,” says Stein. That, of course, is what attendees of both shows are also hoping to see during the swim shows… and will, if prior years are any indication. Funkshion: Miami Beach Fashion Week takes place July 15–20 at various Miami Beach locations; funkshion .com. Swimwear Association of Florida’s SwimShow takes place July 18–21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; OD

at this year’s swimshow, more than 2,500 lines will be shown to around 9,000 attendees.

TrendspoTTing What will be the upcoming season’s most resonant trends? Here are some likely contenders, according to swimwear expert Jenny Altman. Nautical: “People can never get enough of navy and

white,” says Altman of the crisp look. “It’s very fresh and makes you feel like you’re on the beach.” RetRo shapes: Halters and higher bikini waistlines

are coming back. An upside of the trend: “It’s a very fattering ft for everybody,” Altman notes. oNe-pieces with sex appeal: A new breed of

maillots, with strategically placed cutouts and highly raised bottoms, will be a bikini alternative. “It’s not about a frumpy cover-up piece anymore. They’re really sexy.” FemiNiNe details: A nod to the still-snowballing

appeal of festivals like Coachella, crochet and ruffes will give some suits a girly, slightly hippie fair. “They’re very pretty and summery.” suN pRotectioN with style: The rash guards

that have become a beach staple for kids are offered in fashionable versions for women, covered in on-trend prints and made of advanced fabrics. “They feel great while they’re protecting your skin and are properly dry the second you take them off,” Altman says. “It’s a trend that’s not just technical, but about style as well.”

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Last year’s event included exclusive pop-up shops, from brands such as Intermix here at the Delano. above, left and right: Orlebar Brown kicked off Swim Week with its Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Soho Beach House. right: The Meskita runway presentation at Soho Beach House.



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Depression-era Deco

The Wolfsonian-fiU MuseuM spotlights the 1930s origins of Modern-day MiaMi Beach.

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“There Were STIll rIch people Who hAD Money, AnD They SpenT IT DoWn here.”—nicolae harsanyi wealthy survivors. Moreover, “By the late 1930s, the Depression wasn’t so harsh anymore. Even upper-middle-class people could board a train and come down for some fun time in Miami Beach.” To explore the birth of this leisure economy, Harsanyi has curated “Miami Beach Deco Development,” a new Wolfsonian exhibition showcasing the era via period photographs, vintage tourist postcards, nightclub matchbooks, and even the blueprints for some of the hotels that now form the Beach’s iconic skyline—all of it drawn from the museum’s own archives. “It’s really not that different from today,” he says. “Cultural offerings may have been lacking, the city may not have been as daring as it is now, but it still revolved around a beach life and a thriving nightlife.” “Miami Beach

Deco Development” is on display at The WolfsonianFIU library June 18–September 13, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1001; OD

A vintage postcard of the Victor Hotel, circa 1960, showcases some of Miami Beach’s iconic Art Deco architecture.


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Thinking about the Great Depression usually summons bleak images of breadlines and a mournful refrain of “Brother, can you spare a dime?” But not in Miami Beach, where the party was just getting started. Much of the city’s current identity—from its architecturally striking Art Deco hotels to its role as a getaway for the vacationing wealthy—has its roots in the seemingly dour 1930s. How to explain this odd dichotomy? “As with everything, Miami Beach is not really America,” says Nicolae Harsanyi, associate librarian at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University. Harsanyi points to the 2008 Great Recession as an example—the rest of the country may have been plunged into doom and gloom, but South Beach’s VIP rooms hardly emptied out. “There were still rich people who had money, and they spent it when they came down here,” he explains. Likewise, the Wall Street crash of 1929 still left a number of


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The Bal harBour ShopS’ Fashion Project exploreS The SarTorial Side of life.

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Judith Clark and Cathy Leff are bringing the cultural conversation to Bal Harbour Shops with their Fashion Project.

Do you recall the initial thinking behind the Fashion Project? It very much grew out of a conversation with Cathy Leff, who came and spoke with me in London and explained that she wanted to do a project that added a cultural dimension to the Bal Harbour Shops. I haven’t worked exclusively within museums—I’ve done projects for Selfridges [a United Kingdom-based department store]—and I love the crossovers that exist within this field more and more. So Cathy was pushing on an open door. In hindsight, it seems odd that Miami’s established art museums haven’t already delved deeply into fashion. After all, it’s hard to talk about Miami without also talking about Miamians and their dedication to fashion. Fashion is often like that! You can’t believe it hasn’t been already said. It’s as though “fashion” is a dirty word, intellectually; it’s really dragging behind in terms of curatorial debate. Which is cOntinueD On page 118


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Consider the Fashion Project a welcome addition to Miami’s cultural whirl. Touted as an “experimental space” for exploring the rich milieu of craft, innovation, and meaning surrounding fashion, it certainly seems like a natural fit for a city that hardly needs an excuse to flock to a bold catwalk strut or a fresh unveiling. Moreover, funded by the Whitman family and housed within their Bal Harbour Shops—which already acts as a veritable shrine to both the high-fashion industry and a certain well-turned-out slice of the international beau monde—the Fashion Project appears to have found a more than appropriate home. Conceived by Cathy Leff, former director of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, and with rotating shows curated by the London-based Judith Clark, known for her academically minded fashion exhibitions everywhere from England’s Victoria and Albert Museum to France’s Palais de Tokyo, the Fashion Project aims to get locals talking. Part of that discussion is intended to be primed by Clark’s exhibits, which have already drawn on eye-raisingly rare items, from a 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli cape to Hussein Chalayan’s notorious motorized dress from 1999. And part will no doubt arise from the string of fashion notables making their way to the space for lectures and panel discussions. Ocean Drive sat down with Clark to discuss.







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The Bird Dress, made of hand-dyed and printed silk and tulle, from British designer Felicity Brown’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, crosses the line between fashion and art. top right: A decorative panel on a beaded tulle and silk satin capelet by the Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester, from 2008.

Clark adjusts an eagle headdress attributed to Jean Cocteau, circa 1938, with a rare embroidered velvet Elsa Schiaparelli evening cape, 1935–’38, in the background.

what I love about staging Fashion Project in Miami, where it has this reputation for being fashionobsessed… You have a swapping of aesthetics, but there’s still a resistance on the part of the museums at being described as too close to retail. There’s a phobia about it. I don’t happen to share that phobia. I think anything that’s evocative and true to the narrative you want to tell is fine. It’s a bit of a cliché to talk about the globalization of fashion, but is there a difference in launching Fashion Project Miami compared to, say, a Fashion Project Chicago? Obviously, within the Bal Harbour Shops, there’s a tradition of exquisite high-end fashion. But when you have so many pieces that are already museumworthy downstairs, what else can be said about it? We can discover what kind of debate there might be around the subject in Miami. Fashion Project is an excuse to open this conversation in a city that


is now so much the center of attention. Some fashion curators have held up designers as gifted artists in their own right, akin to film scholars pushing auteur theory in the 1960s as a way to combat skeptics who refused to look at movies as art. But you’ve dismissed this kind of fashion talk as “the cult of the genius.” Why? For a moment, that was all people could say, as though there was this scramble to legitimize fashion: Oh, these designers are just as artistic as Warhol! Some may be—and some are, as far as I’m concerned. But it’s as though that distracted from the ability to talk about the dress. Fashion isn’t necessarily art. It exists within different criteria of creation. But the problem there is that within our culture, that diminishes it. It does have another commercial reality. It’s like asking, “Is a car art?” It’s within the realm of applied arts, and

it has its own distinct logic. So when we talk about fashion, sometimes we’re speaking about art, sometimes we’re speaking about business, and sometimes we’re talking about the sweet spot between those overlapping worlds? There’s room for all those conversations—that’s part of the Fashion Project. The point is not that, at the end of a year’s exhibitions, everyone goes home happy because we’ve cracked it: Right, here’s the definition of fashion. Quite the opposite. All the problems around fashion are going to be raised, not necessarily answered. These exhibitions are an invitation to have conversations about fashion beyond “How much is it?” and “Does it make me look fat?” fashion Project is located on the third level of the bal harbour shops, 9700 collins ave., 786-245-2200; OD

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“These exhibiTions are an inviTaTion To have conversaTions abouT fashion beyond ‘how much is iT?’”—judith clark

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REKINDLING THE FLAME It’s been 45 years since Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal (PICTURED ABOVE) starred together in the quintessential romantic movie Love Story (INSET), and fans are finally getting the reunion they’ve been waiting for: MacGraw and O’Neal are joining the national tour of the Broadway hit Love Letters. “I was never able to forget Love Story; I still carry a torch,” says O’Neal. Love Letters, which marks O’Neal’s theater debut, spans 50 years, following a couple that should have been together but end up living separate lives. Says MacGraw, “Love Letters is a whole life lived, a long and complicated, moving series of incidents and feelings and intimacies that are ultimately wonderful theater.” July 21–26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 800-745-3000;


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As the city prepares to celebrate Miami Spa Month, these standout local wellness centers offer everything from Eastern cultural influences to state-of-the-art skincare technology.  by julia ford-carther Guests enjoy luxury accommodations at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa. below: The Pritikin courtyard. above: Lapis spa at the Fontainebleau.

Summer sun and high temps mean it’s time to relax, retreat, and repair at Miami’s luxury spa and wellness venues. In honor of Miami Spa Month, July 1 to August 31 (, here are some of the top treatments and locales to try, whether you want to shape up, detox, or just zone out. Not all staycations are created equal. At the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, a worldrenowned facility for over 35 years, a getaway could literally change your life. “At Pritikin, we teach our guests how to develop healthy eating and exercise habits,” says Jennifer Weinberg, Pritikin’s marketing project leader. “We have guests who are in great health and want to stay that way, as well as guests who have weight and/or health concerns that they want to address naturally, as a potential alternative to medication or even surgery.” At its Weekend Health Retreats, July 9 through 12, then again September 3 through 6, guests will experience a fully immersive health program, from a body composition scan and fitness classes to a 30-minute nutrition consultation and a 50-minute massage. Cooking classes and eating seminars grant you one-on-one access to the center’s nutrition, health, and wellness experts. Plus, all meals are prepared by the center’s award-winning chefs. The luxury accommodations at Trump National Doral, Pritikin’s campus location, are just the icing on the cake. 8755 NW 36th St., Miami, 305-935-7131; continued on page 124


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“I want to do something new all the time,” says prolific restaurateur Stephen Starr, here at Upland in New York City, one of his 34 eateries (and counting).

Stephen Starr is a busy man. As the owner of Starr Restaurants, with 34 restaurants and counting throughout Philadelphia, New York, Atlantic City, Washington, DC, and Miami, Starr needs to be everywhere at once. A tasting at The Clocktower, his new restaurant at The Edition in New York, requires his attendance, while promotion efforts for his latest Miami Beach addition, The Continental Miami, are ramping up. Not to mention he’s also running his catering company, Stephen Starr Events, as well as an empire of restaurants, which for the most part are relatively new. “Inherently, I want to do something new all the time,” Starr says. “I’m bored the day after a restaurant opens, and I’m off to the next thing.” It’s exhausting and nearly impossible for most restaurateurs to pull off, but Starr, who opened Fort Lauderdale’s Steak 954 in 2009 and followed it with Makoto in Bal Harbour in 2011, and Verde at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2013, knows how to keep the train running. “Lots of coffee,” says Starr, who also has projects in Wynwood and continued on page 130  129

PEOPLE View from the Top STARRY DAYS AND NIGHTS Miami is a home away from home for the restaurateur who never seems to, well, be at home. Where do you relax in MiaMi?

“I run on the boardwalk and go to the beach.” Where do you take the kids?

“My kids love Española Way. It’s fun.” Joaquin Phoenix, Topaz Page-Green of The Lunchbox Fund, Mario Batali, and Starr at The Lunchbox Fund Fall Fête at Starr’s New York restaurant Buddakan in 2013.

Favorite place to eat?

“La Sandwicherie. It’s my favorite place in Miami. I love the

sandwiches and the French guys. It just feels good.” What about a night out?

“I go to my second favorite place, Mandolin Aegean Bistro. That’s my idea of a night out—Mandolin and back to my apartment to watch CNN for the rest of the night. I’m kind of boring.”

South of Fifth and a French restaurant in Bal Harbour in the works. “It’s been very difficult. We have a great infrastructure. I can’t stop to think how daunting it is, otherwise I’ll go crazy. So I’ll just keep on going forward.” It’s this forward thinking that makes Starr a visionary. He got his start at the age of 21, opening clubs in Philadelphia and running a promotions company that introduced new music and comedy acts at venues all over town. With an eye for talent, he brought young performers like Jerry Seinfeld, U2, and Bruce Springsteen to the city. The same approach has made Starr Restaurants a decades-long culinary success. “The secret is just spotting great talent and utilizing them to the best of their ability,” he says. Starr had the foresight to see Miami’s potential as well. He spent time visiting as a college student. “It had only one way to go. It had to become one of the most popular places in the world,” he says. “It’s too special. No matter how many times I come here, when I walk out of the airport, I get excited.” He doesn’t let his excitement dominate his business decisions, though. While most people make a beeline for South Beach, Starr opened in Fort Lauderdale, Bal Harbour, and downtown first. “Everyone wants to go to South Beach,” he

FIVE-‘STARR’ REVIEW Stephen Starr will close out 2015 with his fourth restaurant in South Florida. Here’s the 411 on each of his savory joints.


Starr’s South Florida ventures include Fort Lauderdale’s Steak 954 (above), launched in 2009, and Verde (top) at Pérez Art Museum Miami, opened 2013.

says. “That’s where the action is, and it’s sexy. But areas like Bal Harbour are so compelling in terms of the population and the density the shops get. [Makoto] does enormous business.” When he pulled the trigger on South Beach, Starr had taken one look at Aloft South Beach at 23rd Street and Collins Avenue and saw a vibe that matched what he did 20 years ago in Philly when he opened The Continental, his first Starr Restaurants establishment. It made the decision to bring the popular restaurant south a no-brainer. “That building on Collins is such a fantastic building with groovy architecture,” says Starr. “While we’re definitely making the food more modern, spaces speak to me the most, and that architecture just screamed The Continental.” The sky is the limit for Starr, who says there is no ceiling for his potential in Miami, and keeps his winning gaze on emerging neighborhoods like the Design District and Little River. He may even go back to his roots and take on some of the nightlife scene in town one day. “The entertainment component is something that has always been in my head,” he says. “After a while, you are looking for another option other than the nightclubs. There’s so much opportunity in Miami that anything can happen at any time.” OD

Steak 954: Starr’s sexy take on a steak-

in upscale Japanese entrées, robata,

the ContinentaL: Opening this summer,

house opened in Fort Lauderdale in 2009.

and sushi. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700

The Continental Miami will be an adaptation

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort

Collins Ave., 305-864-8600; makoto-

of the original Continental in Philadelphia

Lauderdale, 954-414-8333;

featuring global cuisine. 2360 Collins Ave.,

Makoto: In 2011, Starr joined forces

Verde: A modern-day commissary

Miami Beach;

with celebrity chef Makoto Okuwa to

and restaurant at the Pérez Art

FrenCh ConCept: Set to debut in early

open the ever popular Japanese eatery

Museum Miami. 1103 Biscayne Blvd.,

2016, Starr’s next project will be a casual

in the Bal Harbour Shops, specializing

Miami, 305-375-8282;

French eatery at the Bal Harbour Shops.

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PeoPle Thought leader “You want to build something that will resist the test of time.” —ugo colombo

Ugo Colombo at the Brickell Flatiron sales center. below: A rendering of the 64-story Brickell Flatiron in Miami’s Financial District. The project is the developer’s first in over four years.

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Developer anD entrepreneur Ugo Colombo returns from hiatus anD aDDs to the miami skyline with the new Brickell flatiron. by marcelle sussman fischler Real estate developer Ugo Colombo is again adding a dazzling silhouette to the Miami skyline. His latest skyscraper, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron—his first in over four years—is set to rise in the Financial District with undulating lines, wide elliptical balconies,


floor-to-ceiling glass, and luxe interiors with marble baths, polished chrome levers, and doors with a horizontal grain, shopped in his native Italy. The svelte 550-unit tower will soar 700 feet, with a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center, artwork by Julian Schnabel, and unobstructed 360-degree

views over glistening Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. Shortly after Colombo arrived in South Florida from Milan in 1983 to study at the University of Miami, he and his nascent CMC Group put their stamp on the city’s haute real estate. Among his trophies: downtown’s 55-story

Epic Residences & Hotel; the Bristol Tower on Brickell Avenue; the posh Santa Maria; Aventura’s chic Porto Vita; and The Collection, his seven-brand luxury automobile dealership in Coral Gables, which consistently ranks as one of the top in the country, soon to be joined by The Collection Residences, a deluxe 10-story project with about 130 units now on the drawing board. Here, Colombo explains the common theme behind his buildings, how Miami inspires his work, and the benefits of Brickell.

What is your ethos when conceptualizing a development? To create something that I enjoy. The nicest thing is to see [a project develop] from a piece of paper into a building that you physically, actually, are looking at. My main purpose is not to do something spur-of-the-moment, but something that will last. A building is not like a pair of shoes that you will eventually throw away and replace. You want to build something that will resist the test of time. continued on page 134

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PeoPle Thought leader The Brickell Flatiron rooftop pool. right, from top: Colombo, Julian Schnabel, and CMC Group’s Vanessa Grout at a Brickell Flatiron Art Talk & Private Dinner with the artist; Brickell Flatiron living rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the view.



your last project, epic, was finished in 2011. how do you decide on your pace of development? I am a small boutique developer. I like to pay a lot of attention to what I am doing. I wanted to make sure the market was strong; I waited until I felt everything was in place. what is your perspective on the supposed real estate bubble? There was an oversupply of units in ’08. There were also a lot of conditions that are very different from today. I don’t see the financial instability today that there was then. Banks don’t lend money anywhere close to what it was in ’08. The contracts are very different. Where people were selling with 10 percent deposits, now they are asking 40 to 50 percent deposits. how long will this current uptick in the real estate market last? There might be a slowdown, but that slowdown is going to happen before additional products get built. I don’t think you are going to see a crash like you saw before. Some buildings will come on the market and will not sell because the money is not there, and the buildings will not be built. The oversupply that is on paper now will not become a reality. 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 2410, Miami, 305-372-0550; OD

My MiaMi Life is beautiful for Miami’s own royalty, Ugo and wife Sara Colombo. Night owl: Ugo Colombo wakes up late, goes to bed late, and eats dinner late, often at South Beach’s exclusive Casa Tua (1700 James Ave., Miami Beach). “The owner (Miky Grendene) is a friend of mine since high school,” Colombo says. PlayiNg favorites: For modern Japanese fare, he heads to Zuma at the Epic Hotel (270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami) or Casa Tua for Mediterranean cuisine. “I do believe they are the two best restaurants in Miami, one for Italian (Casa Tua), the other for Asian (Zuma).” a Perfect life: Colombo gets his hair cut at

Rossano Ferretti (959 West Ave., Ste. 14, Miami Beach), shops at Nest Casa in Bal Harbour Shops (his wife, Sara, is the owner), and works out in his home gym on North Bay Road in Miami Beach, watching on-demand episodes of Mad Men or House of Cards while on his cross-trainer. the outdoor life: Stiltsville is Miami’s hidden

gem, according to the developer, and he loves to paddleboard, waterski, or jet ski from his own dock. To really relax and escape the summer heat, he travels with his wife and two children to their home in Aspen.

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how does Miami, and site location, affect design? Design always evolves. Sometimes the shape of the land dictates the shape of the building—in this case, the triangular land caused the building to be triangular. In Miami, it’s the sun and the ocean. I like to be outside, so I always put a lot of balconies and terraces on my buildings, even though you don’t sell the balconies when you talk about price per square foot. I am trying to do the whole perimeter of the building all in glass; in other buildings, you have a combination of glass and concrete. Obviously, concrete costs one-fifth of glass, but you want to look [outside]. You want light to come in. You want to take advantage of being in Miami. you’ve been building since the late 1980s. why turn your attention to Brickell now? I always thought what you see happening now [in Brickell] would eventually happen. This is a little piece of New York inside Miami. You are in an area where you are walking distance to go to work, you have access to tons of restaurants, you have access now to department stores and a bit of retail within a few blocks. You have the best restaurants, all moving to this area. You have access to the Metrorail, and you have access to the offices in the Financial District.


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MY MIAMI FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD? “I am loving Midtown lately. Everything is popping up there.” WHERE DO YOU SHOP? “I love to go to Atrium (1931 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305695-0757; They have the cutest bikinis.” WHERE DO YOU GO TO THE BEACH? “My favorite place is the kite-surfing beach. My boyfriend kite-surfs. It’s a cool group out there, although I can’t tell him that I enjoy watching.” WHEN IT RAINS, YOU… “I cuddle up on the couch, watch a movie, cook dinner. If it’s just sprinkling, I’ll get frozen yogurt on Lincoln Road and go see a movie.”


Joy Corrigan posing in a dress by Indah from I Shine 365 (307 NE 61st St., Miami, and a vintage necklace.

You’re a transplant to Miami? I grew up in North Carolina, on a farm outside of Raleigh. I had horses, llamas, goats—everything you could think of. I have six brothers and three sisters. We were homeschooled, which gave me a different approach to interacting with people. I see everyone as a sister or a brother, because that’s who was around. I also did karate for eight years. I’m a second-degree black belt in tangsudo, a martial art from North Korea. That’s a far cry from South Beach. When I was 14, I was walking through the mall in Raleigh. In Delia’s, a girl came over and asked if I wanted to be in their fashion show. I said, “Sure, I’d love to.” I was nervous, but it sold me. As soon as I turned 18, I moved to Florida and signed with an agency. Who are you excited about working with at the moment? One of my favorite clients is Éxito in Medellín. This weekend, I’m going to France to shoot with T1 Advertising. We’re shooting in the French Alps, so I have to buy a coat; I don’t own one. I also love working for the Colombian brand Liliana Montoya. Any specific campaigns or shoots that you feel define you as a model? I just worked with Argento Beachwear. It’s one of the top swimsuit designers from Turkey. I love shooting for Marie Claire in New York. Where else do you shoot? I was working in Milan last summer; that’s what kick-started it all. I’m a country girl, so when I moved back from Milan, everyone said, “Ooh, international model.” After a while, I went to Capetown and shot in the desert for GQ. The sand kept blowing in my eyes, but it was an amazing shoot. Where’s your favorite airport? If I say Miami, is that bad? It’s my second home. I’m in and out. All I use is a carry-on. It takes too long to check a bag. I’ll take all of my clothes out and wear them, just so I don’t have to check a bag. One morning, you wake up and say, “That was fun, but I’m going to do something else.” What do you do instead of modeling? I love painting, actually. I have eight different paintings going on. I’d love to do that full time. Right now, I take a lot of pictures. OD



Usually, when an international model starts a conversation by saying that her flight to Colombia leaves in two hours, you can expect things to feel rushed. Not with Joy Corrigan. It’s just another Wednesday for the Miami It girl with 175,000 Instagram followers. Here, the North Carolinabred top model talks about growing up surrounded by siblings and llamas, the pitfalls of shooting in the South African desert, and why carry-ons are the way to go.

PEOPLE Beach Patrol INSIGHT Dream role:

“It would be playing a superhero. I feel like I haven’t seen a superhero that’s curvaceous, someone who looks like a regular woman. I would love to do Marvel or something like that. That would be so much fun.” Home, sweet Home:

“My frst destination in Miami? I always go back to the house where I used to

live. I have an emotional attachment to it. I went back this past Christmas and I wanted to buy the house, but they told me that it was unavailable. I was crushed.” working girl:

“I’ve always had to work wherever there was money—I’ve worked at Walmart frying doughnuts, at the Gap, at a salon—so many different jobs!”

Dascha’s Turn

After toiling for yeArs in obscurity, MiAMi’s Dascha Polanco hits it big with Orange is the new Black. by juliet izon Right before Miami’s own Dascha Polanco was cast as Dayanara (“Daya”) Diaz on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, the actress had all but renounced her dream of “making it.” “I was in low spirits because I wasn’t working and [I was] having difficulties booking anything,” Polanco says. “I’d gone back to school to get my third degree in nursing. I was working overnight to support myself, and I hadn’t acted in over six months.” So, when faced with yet another audition, her expectations were minimal. “I wasn’t even dressed appropriately,” she says with a laugh. “[But] I wasn’t feeling worried or nervous because there were so many other things in my life that I was preoccupied with.”


But the Orange team saw within Polanco the inimitable mix of fierce determination and sweet charm that has made Daya one of the show’s most beloved characters. “My manager called to let me know I booked the role. Once it hit me, I broke down and started crying,” she recalls. “It was a moment of relief and reassurance that I was doing the right thing for me.” Polanco’s path to fame has been far from easy. Born in the Dominican Republic, she moved with her family to Brooklyn as a young child. “My parents worked in factory positions mostly, and manual labor: the sectors that were available to immigrants at that time,” she says. And although pricey private lessons were out of her family’s reach, Polanco found solace in an after-school arts program. “I fell in love with dancing and the performing arts. The creativity that fine arts allowed me to express was a comfort zone for me.” Her family moved to Miami while Polanco was in junior high, where she continued to hone her acting at American Senior High School. “That was a very important period of my life, with that drastic move to Miami, from an urban neighborhood to the suburbs. It was culturally very different, even the weather,” she says of her “growing-up year.” “Miami had my heart. It let me grow and taught me so much. I would love to live in Miami again, have my kids grow up here. It’s a great city, so close to the Dominican Republic. There’s freedom, culture, art…. there’s so much.” Will she move back? “Hopefully in the near future,” she says. Today, this Miamian-by-way-of-New York is juggling not only a star turn on Orange but a plum role in the latest David O. Russell film, Joy, which also features Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. “It’s hard work, but it just brings out the best in me,” she says of the production. “To share a set with Robert De Niro, that’s a dream come true.” Polanco’s success is the result of decades of perseverance, and she is not one to forget how valiantly she’s fought to attain it. “Even though I dedicated myself and took the risks, I still ask myself, ‘Why do I deserve this?’” she says. “[But] I’m a grown woman. I’m a Latina, I come from the unknown. I’ve worked to get here, and there’s nothing that I can’t do now.” OD

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A Spring of Hope founders Brittany Young and Joanne Roy-Young with one of the teachers at Welverdiend Primary School in South Africa. Their group partners with the school to provide clean, running water and teach about permaculture.

An Oasis Runs Through It

a mother-daughter trip to africa spurred coconut creek-based Joanne Roy-young and BRittany young to launch a spring of hope that digs wells in south africa. In 2005, Coconut Creek resident Joanne Roy-Young took her 14-year-old daughter, Brittany Young, on a once-in-a-lifetime African safari. In an effort to illustrate “how privileged we were to live in the US,” Joanne also set up a visit to South Africa’s Beretta Primary School. There, the mother and daughter witnessed bone-dry fields, tattered classrooms, and a lack of running water, an image that forever changed their lives. Upon their return, a determined Brittany held a fundraiser at her own school, North Broward Preparatory School, in order to build a well at Beretta. When Brittany and Joanne went back to South Africa the following year to see the progress first-hand, they say the school was “completely transformed”— running water had led to bountiful gardens, rich soil, and healthy children. “At that point, for me, it would have been nonsensical to not continue this work,” says Brittany. Thus, in 2007, A Spring of Hope (ASOH) was born. In the 10 years since that first well was dug, Brittany and Joanne’s efforts have resulted in partnerships with 27 schools in South Africa’s poverty-


stricken Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Because of the running water, “the school’s gardens expanded exponentially,” explains Brittany. “The most substantive meal many of these students will receive is at school, so it’s pivotal those meals are nutritious. It’s not likely that they’ll go home and have better food.” As A Spring of Hope grew and new schools were added, much of the focus expanded to teaching children and local citizens about agriculture, permaculture, and leadership—skills that could literally change their future. Simultaneously, Brittany educated herself on non-governmental organization (NGO) strategies and operations while majoring in African studies at University of Pennsylvania. “I became very sensitive to the historical and political context of the place,” says Brittany, who decided to reformulate A Spring of Hope’s mission by viewing the project from what she describes as a more holistic perspective. continued on page 142

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That informed approach, combined with listening to the needs of the communities, is truly what sets ASOH apart. “Now as an NGO, we are recognized as a group that listens to schools and starts with water, but then branches out and thinks about the growth of communities as a whole,” Brittany explains. And to anyone who may question her decision to offer aid abroad instead of focusing her efforts on those in need in the United States, she says, “My plea to people is that the money you donate goes 10 times farther in Africa. You can save lives for very little money.” ASOH’s impact is also amplified by the lasting partnerships the group creates with the schools it helps. Beretta Primary’s principal, Lynette Sithole, for instance, now hosts seminars and permaculture trainings, further spreading ASOH’s progress. “These teachers don’t want where their students have been born to determine the quality of their education and the trajectory of the rest of their lives,” says Brittany. “The teachers and administrators at the schools are the real heroes,” adds Joanne. Back home, ASOH receives immense support from its local South Florida community, from the Youngs’ family and friends as well as local schools. Many people who donated have visited the South African schools themselves, and Brittany’s schoolmates even filmed a documentary about the


process, Water: A Spring of Hope Story, which she hopes to release soon. New partnerships with the Miami-based Irie Foundation (which has committed to building five wells) as well as Plantation-based South African Airways (the company will be donating a percentage of travel package sales to ASOH) ensure this group is headed for continued success. Brittany and Joanne even met with the US ambassador to South Africa to discuss future plans, and the speaker at ASOH’s The Power of Hope gala in March at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton was none other than Maki Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter. But the women aren’t stopping there. A Spring of Hope has initiated a US-based water education program entitled A Drop in the Bucket, and Brittany is headed to Berkeley in the fall to pursue her PhD in geography. Ironically, she has grave concerns about America’s misuse of the exact privilege they are fighting for in Africa, specifically our dependence on bottled water. “When you buy bottled water, it’s a vote that says, ‘I don’t believe in our government to provide clean water for me,’” she explains (which means eventually it’ll stop doing so). “My hope is that other countries don’t end up mismanaging resources like we have.” OD

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ArtisAnAl food And cocktAils hAve mAde 27, At the city’s premium hostel freehAnd miAmi, A hit. by lee klein Roy Alpert of the Sydell Group recalls that once the former Indian Creek Hotel on Miami Beach had been secured as the site for his haute hostel concept, Freehand Miami, “Elad [Zvi] was pretty much my first phone call.” Zvi and his longtime business partner Gabriel Orta had helped introduce the couture cocktail to Miami in 2009 by way of their management company Bar Lab and the remarkable artisanal elixirs they conjured at the Living Room Bar in the W South Beach hotel. “I called him and said, ‘Hey, come take a look at this space and let’s see what we can do with it.’” Enthused by the space and concept, Zvi and Orta collaborated on a pop-up bar, Broken Shaker, which opened while the hostel was still under renovation in early 2012. Not only did the pop-up prove a singular sensation, “it became the foundation of what we ended up doing with the Freehand property.” It likewise set the tone for 27, which opened its doors last November. Getting the Bar Lab duo on board to manage the Freehand’s food and beverage operation proved a crucial step in the Sydell

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At 27, Elad’s Shakshuka uses local ingredients (Homestead eggs, Zak The Baker bread, Yossef Roasting Co. spices) in the popular Israeli dish.  147


The Freehand Three clockwise from far left: Eclectic

knickknacks and oak floors lend a homey feel in the dining room; (from left) Elad Zvi, Gabriel Orta, and Roy Alpert; the Haitian-inspired Griot & Pikliz, crispy pork shoulder with zesty slaw. top right: Pineappleinfused Negroni.

Spreading the hostel gospel… “In Europe, they’re real popular,” Roy Alpert says of quality hostels, “but in the US, they’ve never been fully embraced.” As brand director for premium hostel concept Freehand, Alpert has tapped the neglected market of those “looking to


shoulder paired with zesty slaw; and Abuela’s Rabo Encendido, the Cuban favorite prepared with grass-fed oxtail. Zvi concedes that some items aren’t Miami-centric, but “just food that we really love,” citing the not-to-bemissed kimchi fried rice with radish, cilantro, and duck eggs. “We incorporate the flavors and spices from different cultures,” says Orta, “and utilize local ingredients as much as possible.” Elad describes the thinking as, “Hey, let’s see what our neighbor next door has to offer.” One such neighbor, John Jay Homestead Farm Market, created an on-site garden that provides many of the fruits, vegetables, and herbs utilized at 27 and Broken Shaker. A blackboard lists 17 other rural vendors: Michael Borek Farms tomatoes, Little River radishes, Corona

“We Work With the farmers, fishermen, butchers, to create something that is genuine.”—elad zvi

stay on a budget, but who still value design and good food and beverage offerings.” Bar Lab founders Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi handle the latter two via scrumptious cuisine at 27 and seasonal, farm-sourced cocktails at Broken Shaker, where Bar Lab brainstormed marvels

Farms kale, among others. “We work with the farmers, fishermen, butchers, to create something that is sustainable and genuine at a reasonable price,” explains Zvi. “We could charge way more, but for us it’s not about the short term; it’s about the long term: people coming here three or four times a week.” So despite its location in a hostel for travelers, 27 has itself become a local hit. Roman and Williams designed the retro-rustic look of the two-story restaurant, which is situated in a charming 1930s house across a leafy courtyard from the hostel. Oak and tile

floors, period wallpaper, and an eclectic array of antiques and knickknacks lend a warm, inviting feel; so do personal touches contributed by Orta and Zvi, from board games to family photos on the walls. “We wanted it to feel like you’re coming to someone’s home,” Zvi says, then adds, smiling, “a grandma’s house from the ’60s, in West Palm Beach.” This house is consistently teeming with a mélange of tattooed travellers, chic fashionistas, and fascinated foodies. That’s one cool grandma. 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-5312727; OD

such as Up in Smoke (smoked strawberries with Ramazotti Amaro and Wild Turkey rye whiskey) and a revelatory pineapple-infused Negroni. An additional “guest house” purchased by the Sydell Group has added 15 private accommodations to the Miami property. “Freehand is going more in the direction of a hybrid of a hotel and hostel,” says Alpert, “versus just a premium hostel.” This is likewise the concept for Freehand Chicago, replete with a Broken Shaker bar, as well as for the company’s upcoming Freehand Los Angeles.

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Group’s quest to introduce a premium hostel experience to America. “Our goal was for a food and beverage concept that is very laid back but still focused on quality,” says Alpert. “And that’s what Elad and Gabe do best.” Although the two have elicited success via their masterful mixology (Broken Shaker was a 2013 James Beard Award semifinalist), they are equally passionate about cuisine. The duo have populated 27’s menu with mostly “Miami-style food,” which translates to representative ethnic offerings such as Elad’s Shakshuka, with Homestead eggs, Yossef Roasting Co. spices, and Zak The Baker bread (influenced by Zvi’s Israeli background); Gabe’s Arepa Platter with ropa vieja, queso de mano, and hogao (derived from Orta’s native Colombia); the Haitian-inspired Griot & Pikliz, a crispy/juicy pork


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The team behind Villa Azur is at it again, this time with a FrenchMediterranean concept. The François Frossard-designed space is rounded out by eclectic culinary stations, including a rotisserie, brick oven, raw bar, and a wine bar. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-538-2118; DINNER & A SHOW: The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts THE GRILL AT BAL HARBOUR The conveniently located Grill helps fashionistas refuel with dishes like oven-roasted beets ( LEFT ).

Après-show, come by for chef Allen Susser’s vegetarian dishes that include quick noshes like cornmeal-battered urban pickles alongside heartier fare like grilled cauliflower steak with coconut curry and wild mushroom stir-fry. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-405-1745; SHOP STOP: The Grill at Bal Harbour

THE CAFÉ A For food to go with all that culture, sample bites like Longhorn beef sliders at The Café at Books & Books in the Adrienne Arsht Center.

YOLO It might be a trip, but happy hour lives up to its name at the recently renovated Fort Lauderdale spot.



Hillstone Restaurant Group refuels shoppers with classic American dishes. Mull over your next big purchase while enjoying refreshing rosé and Shrimp Louie salad, made with jumbo gulf shrimp, tarragon, and the aptly named Fashion Island dressing. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 786-2606650;

dim sum. 1036 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-431-5727 JAZZY: Qbar Burgers & Blues

Chef Laurent Tasic brings the best of the Big Easy, like decadent burgers, such as the crabmeat- and Newburgh aioli-topped Louis, or The King, made with half a pound of Florida grass-fed beef, duck bacon, and cheddar. Then, stay for the craft beers and blues acts to follow. 2376 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-2299; PAC A PICNIC: Stephen’s Restaurant

Since 1954, not much has changed in this classic New York-style deli—right down to the Formica countertops and original chef, Henderson “Junior” Biggers. Order the Reuben, made with thick slabs of hand-carved corned beef and griddled rye, then piled high with Swiss, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. 1000 E. 16th St., Hialeah, 305-887-8863; BREA FAST DOWN UNDER: Threefold Cafe

This quaint breakfast spot serves up hearty Aussie dishes with local flair. Dig into the Big Bad Aussie, a heap of fried eggs, house-baked beans, hash browns, a bacon slab, spinach toast, and house relish, then wash it down with a Long Black, a New Zealand favorite made with a double shot of Panther Coffee espresso. 141 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, 305-704-8007;

LATE-NIGHT: Momi Gyoza Bar


Jeffrey Chen’s new izakaya concept— open till 2 or 3 AM on weekends—offers delicious ways to soak up the night’s libations. Think hot pot rice, meticulously prepared with tender chunks of oxtail or Peking duck, crispy pan-seared gyoza stuffed with pickled vegetables, and steamed

A happy hour of specialty cocktails like the tequila- and bourbon-based Devil’s Hammer and Coco Lychee, crafted with house-made vanilla Bacardi rum, are stars at YOLO, which recently underwent a seven-figure renovation. 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1000; OD


There’s more to summer dining than water views—there are ice-cold cocktails, breezy breakfasts, and Mediterranean cuisine that makes you feel like you’re on holiday in Barcelona. Here, Ocean Drive picks some of the best spots of the season.

taste the Dish In Byblos’s jeweled basmati rice—a staple at Persian weddings—yellow saffron rice is a flavorful canvas for red barberries, pomegranate seeds, Marcona almonds, pistachios, and carrots, all topped with edible flowers from Paradise Farms.

Rice to Riches

The Deeply RooTeD JeweleD BasmaTi Rice aT ByBlos BRings The peRsian classic Up To DaTe. For a restaurant to cook rice to order is ambitious, but at the Eastern Mediterranean eatery Byblos (named after one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world), à la minute is the standard for every one of the six basmati rice dishes on the menu. “Not a lot of kitchens want to do that,” says Executive Chef Stuart Cameron. “But part of Persian cuisine is all about rice and the way it’s done.” What Cameron does at Byblos, which is now occupying the former Catch space in the Shorecrest building at The Royal Palm in South Beach, is marry old-world flavors with modern methods and some novel ingredients. “Some things you can’t change because they’re so good,” he says, referring to the jeweled basmati rice. “In continued on page 154


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• 3 oz. Miami Club Rum • 1 oz. Orange Liquor • Meat of ½ fresh mango (pealed) • Fresh juice of ½ lime • Fresh juice of ½ Orange • 2 Tbsp. Florida sugar • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 very small slice of Habanero pepper to taste (Optional)

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taste the Dish “In MIddle eastern cuIsIne, so Many dIfferent regIons do the exact saMe dIsh, and everyone says they created [It].”—stuart cameron Middle Eastern cuisine, so many different regions do the exact same dish, and everyone says they created [it].” The regal origins of this gemlike dish , full of saffron and crowned with a plethora of garnishes, stem from it being a staple at Persian weddings. “You probably wouldn’t go to a wedding and have this exact rice,” says Cameron, “but the essence is the same.”

The FoundaTion It all starts with joining a handful of sautéed onions and premade carrot mix infused with orange juice, cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom together in a handcrafted pot made of sand. “We’re going to cook it all down before we toss in the rice,” Cameron says as he strains the long grains. “Soaking rice for 30 minutes before makes it tender, cook faster, and absorb better.” Once the rice has been added, Cameron floods the pot with saffron tea. “We let the saffron bloom and make tea from that,” he

explains while sprinkling salt over the boil. “You only get one shot at seasoning, and it’s now.”

The WaiTing game Once the rice begins to simmer, Cameron covers it for 11 minutes, which is just the right amount of pick-up needed for the mezze experience Byblos proffers. “When people order rice, they’re pairing it with anything from our yogurt-baked fluke to manti dumplings,” the chef says, unleashing a cloud of steam as he removes the lid to check on the rice. “When it starts to stand up like this, that’s how you know it’s ready.” Not 100 percent ready, however. “We let it rest for 10 more minutes to kind of settle, then put a cloth over the lid so moisture doesn’t drop back into the rice and dry it out.” At that point, it’s just how they like it.

CroWning aChievemenT The rice is tasty and a perfectly textured canvas for

the plethora of colorful, and not always traditional, garnishes that finish it off. Cameron starts with a mountain of crunchy carrots awash with saffron. “It goes with the jeweled theme,” he says of the sweet and savory brittle. As do the red tart barberries, peeled pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and Marcona almonds that sparkle on the surface. “These are the world’s best almonds,” touts Cameron as he gets ready to add the final touch: edible flowers from Paradise Farms. “We use a lot of flowers in Middle Eastern cooking.” When the dish arrives at the table, an intoxicating aroma emanates from the pot. With the various textures, flavors, colors, and smells at play, it’s a feast for more than just your belly. 1535 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041; OD

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Basmati rice is stirred into a base of sautéed onions and spiced carrot mix, before being covered with saffron tea. left: Chef Stuart Cameron seasons the boiling rice. above: Pomegranate seeds and carrots finish off the dish.


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S3’s Sake Sunset captures the changing hues of the evening sky over the Atlantic. far left: Straining the mixture into a stemless martini glass. above: A Chinese maltose candy-coated plum creates a colorful finish when it dissolves.

For the Sake of Sake

Twenty-five minutes north of the Magic City, North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (also known as the A1A) bustles within sight of crashing waves and is home to the appositely named S3 restaurant, where sun, sand, and surf meet. The Pacific-inspired waterfront eatery, perched on the first floor of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and proffering steak, seafood, and sushi, might be an inevitable draw for tourists soaking in sunny Florida, but its small plates and potent cocktails have had a big impact on bringing locals back to the beach, particularly during the monthly full-moon party where hula girls sway, fire dancers whirl, and chefs place sushi on a woman in a skimpy bathing suit. “Because this is our first sushi concept, we wanted to introduce sake to the menu,” says Peter Boulukos, executive chef for The Restaurant People (S3, YOLO, Tarpon Bend, O Lounge). The Sake Sunset, a color-changing vodka libation spiked with Moonstone plum sake, does just that. “People here are used to either having sake by itself or in a bomb,” says


Boulukos. The Sake Sunset gives imbibers a novel way to enjoy the Japanese spirit with a tropical twist and without having to wallop a table. Don’t be deceived by its delicate plum hue and taste, however; there’s plenty of booze in this drink. Boulukos pours one and a half ounces of Grey Goose and an ounce of premium plum sake into a tall glass filled to the rim with ice. He adds pineapple, cranberry, and a touch of simple syrup to the mix before chilling, shaking, and straining into a stemless martini glass. The liquid concoction is finished with a Chinese maltose candy-coated preserved plum that, when dropped into the cocktail, slowly thaws and dissolves, changing the hue of the drink from baby pink to vibrant mauve. “The name came from the effect of the plum candy,” says Boulukos, “like a sunset always changing colors”—which you can catch sight of as light fades over the nearby Atlantic. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954523-7873; OD

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Named for the colorful, sceNic view it mimics, S3’s sake suNset briNgs a taste of asia to fort lauderdale. by carla torres


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Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton stepped out on the town to celebrate his Ocean Drive cover. By Melanie CaMaCho

Ocean Drive’s April cover star Giancarlo Stanton at the issue’s release party at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

He’s got it all: power, looks, skills, influence, and—perhaps the most significant—the contract. Months after signing a $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins, the biggest sports contract in North American sports history, outfielder Giancarlo Stanton celebrated his Ocean Drive April cover at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, just days after the beginning of the 2015 season. Alongside teammates and friends Christian Yelich and A.J. Ramos, the cool and collected 25-year-old enjoyed himself on the balmy rooftop poolside deck. “The photos are amazing in the story,” Stanton said of his shoot, which was photographed by lensman Randall Slavin. Despite moving from California to play baseball in Miami, it’s safe to say Stanton’s getting acclimated to his new digs and the Magic City. “It’s great to be here,” Stanton said while perusing the newly opened 1 Hotel & Homes. “I love living in Miami more than LA. It’s the perfect place to be.” And judging by the several hundred revelers who joined in on the fun, this town agrees with that, too.  163

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Pauly Shore, Kyle Jay Yoder, and Skylar Hauswirth at Wall at the W South Beach. Mario and Isabela Rangel at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Nas and Norlisha Luke at FDR at the Delano.

Rick Ross at his daughter’s birthday party at Cafeina.

Violet Camacho and Selita Ebanks at E11even Miami.

DeJ Loaf and Erykah Badu at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Nina Agdal at the Lacoste Suite at the 2015 Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center. Paris Hilton and Camraface at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Mike Bryan, Marcus Gilbert, LeSean McCoy, Bob Bryan, and Jon Beason at the Moët & Chandon Champagne and Sushi Lounge at the 2015 Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.

AROUND TOWN Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder at The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/ Confronting Cruelty Miami gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.



PLAYERS AND FANS assembled to enjoy this year’s 2015 Miami Open in Key Biscayne, including Nina Agdal and Gabrielle Union. Tennis legends Mike and Bob Bryan relaxed in the Moët & Chandon Champagne and Sushi Lounge and chatted up NFL players Marcus Gilbert, LeSean McCoy, and Jon Beason. On a philanthropic note, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder convened at The Humane Society of the United States’ gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort to celebrate the work of the HSUS Animal Rescue Team and the South Florida Wildlife Center.

Gabrielle Union at the Moët & Chandon Champagne and Sushi Lounge at the 2015 Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.

Dean and Dan Caten at the Dsquared2 Miami flagship store opening at Bal Harbour Shops.

Luol Deng and Michael Beasley at STK Miami’s grand reopening at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Diplo and Julz Goddard at FDR at the Delano.


Chris Andersen at STK Miami’s grand reopening at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.


players Chris Andersen, Luol Deng, and Michael Beasley welcomed STK back to Miami at the restaurant’s grand reopening at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Up the street at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Neon Trees showcased their newest album, Pop Psychology, for enthusiastic fans. Another night, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Alesso got the crowd going with a long set of signature hits.

Hassan Pierre and Angela Simmons at the Lacoste Suite at the 2015 Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center.

Waka Flocka Flame and Lyndon Smith at Story.

Michael Liechty, Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, Branden Campbell, and Chris Allen of Neon Trees at BleauLive at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Lorena Cartagena and Fat Joe at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, and Alesso at LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Timbaland and Amaris Jones at The Forge.



SHOT ON SITE Photography by Seth Browarnik

Jessica Springsteen and Hillary McNerney at the Longines Global Champions Tour press conference at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

Ana-Marie Codina Barlick and Veronica Zulueta at Spring InCircle 2015 at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

Valeria Altuhova and Jennifer Neufeld at the Designer Casa flagship grand opening.

José Díaz and Diego Singh at the 2015 Spring Fling in the Magic City hosted by Locust Projects.

Colin Watson and Romero Britto at the 13th annual FIDF Greater Miami Young Leadership Division White Party at a private residence.

Barry Manilow and Adrienne Arsht at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala.

George Skouras and Lourdes Lopez at the Miami City Ballet Artist’s Circle Reception at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Roy and Lea Black at Lea’s book launch for Red Carpets & White Lies at Books & Books Coral Gables.

Monica Madotto and Timothy Morzenti at Pierre-Elie de Pibrac’s “In Situ” exhibit at Art Lexïng.

Cathy Leff, Judith Clark, and Kinga Lampert at the launch of Fashion Project at Bal Harbour Shops.



Lexïng Zhang and Pierre-Elie de Pibrac at de Pibrac’s “In Situ” exhibit at Art Lexïng.

Victoria Romanenko at the launch of the McLaren 570S at The Collection.

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Anastasia Koutsioukis and Jodie and Danielle Snyder at the Dannijo Fashion for Breakfast event at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House.

Priscilla Huggins Ortiz, Marko Gojanovic, Dounia Aleksic, and Beto Biscaia at the Bebe Lincoln Road grand opening.

Angela Amendola, Amanda Rosenberg, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson at an event benefiting the National YoungArts Foundation at Fendi in Aventura Mall.

Carlos de la Cruz, Ibett Yanez, Sterling Ruby, and Isabel de la Cruz Ernst at an evening with Ruby at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space.

Kelly Thomas and Stephen Brunelle at the Cusp runway show with Thomas at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

Tatiana and Fatima Suarez at the unveiling of Tatiana’s installation in Katsuya South Beach at the SLS South Beach.

Valentina Gutchess and Typoe at a PAMM Core Creative Dinner at Gutchess’s residence.

Nora Rivera, Tomas Esson, and Tobias Ostrander at the second annual reception for the PAMM Fund for African-American Art at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Jason and Michelle Rubell at an evening with artist Sterling Ruby at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space.



Keren Craig and Rebekah Keida at Marchesa’s Fall/ Winter 2015 collection presentation with Craig at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

Jacques Smith, Magnus Sodamin, and Lucia Neamtu at Sodamin’s “Infinity Split” exhibit at Primary Projects.

SHOT ON SITE Photography by Manny Hernandez // alfresco affair //


Katherine Fernandez Rundle at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Miracle Makers fashion show and luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.

Nina Rudolph and Lisa Petrillo at ARC Broward’s Delish 2015 presented by PNC Bank at the Young At Art Children’s Museum.

GUESTS ONCE AGAIN HEADED Daymond John at the 93rd Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala and Silent Auction at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.



Shari Lu and Laura Buccellati at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Miracle Makers fashion show and luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.


Carlton Key Biscayne, some of Miami’s top philanthropists, including State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Shari Lu, and Laura Buccelatti and honorees Paul and Swanee DiMare, showed their support at Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual Miracle Makers luncheon and fashion show. At the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Shark Tank’s Daymond John joined 1,200 guests to celebrate distinguished Miami leaders as they received awards for their contributions to their community at the 93rd annual Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala.

Tara Solomon and Nick D’Annunzio

Edverson Raymonvil at the Couture Concierge event at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

Paul and Swanee DiMare at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Miracle Makers fashion show and luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Adriana de Moura Al and Nancy Malnik at their annual Make-A-Wish Garden Party at their residence in Palm Beach.

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Elysze Held, and Iran Issa-Khan at Held’s Couture Concierge event at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

Helen Stephan and Suzie Sayfie at the Hollub Homes’ 60thanniversary event.

Tara McNamara and Alison Zhuk



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Keith and Evelyn Castro Menin at the 93rd Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala and Silent Auction at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Zaha Hadid at the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the New World Center.


Elle Macpherson and Jeff Soffer

Felicia Marquez, Sarah Gavish, and Lena Koorse at an event benefiting the National YoungArts Foundation at Fendi in Aventura Mall.

Kim Goldsmith, Carolina Schaefer, and Kim Vanderpol at the opening of Soho Bay South Beach.

Patti Carpenter and Jessie Rosario at the Maison & Objet Americas celebration at Palm Court in the Miami Design District.

Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes at the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the New World Center.

Eric Zichella and Amy Sayfie Zichella at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Gabriel Kogan and Anna Kats at the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the New World Center.


Archie Drury and Karolína Kurková


Yung Ho Chang and Terence Riley at the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the New World Center.

THE NEW WORLD Center played host to this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony, which welcomed prominent industry patrons and architects such as Zaha Hadid to honor the late Frei Otto, the 40th laureate of the prize. Downtown, Eric Zichella and Amy Sayfie Zichella joined other supporters to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

SHOT ON SITE Selen Dincman Arditi, Mariacelia Blandon, and Ronit Nestebaum

A.J. Ramos and Christian Yelich Jenny Palmer and Nicole Martinez

Gabe Salloum, Lauren Turchin, Zac Courtney, Ashley Turchin, and Sebastian Guejman Felice Torre and Daniela Eusse

Nick Pantuliano, Liubasha Rose, Richard LeFrak, and Camille Douglas



OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE celebrated the April

issue alongside its cover star and Miami Marlin Giancarlo Stanton, one of the most talked about athletes in sports, at Miami’s newest luxury hotel and residences, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Guests included Marlins players Christian Yelich and A.J. Ramos, R&B artist Mario, and real estate mogul Richard LeFrak. The crowd of tastemakers enjoyed specialty cocktails by Casa Noble Tequila and beer from Crown Imports, and marveled over Invicta fine timepieces.

Bruna Lirio and Alexandra Lorenz


Christopher Adeleke and Natalie Vasquez

James Gersten and Analisse Taft Gersten

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Daniela Jiménez and Matthew Johnson at the Miami Children’s Health Foundation event hosted by Ocean Drive magazine and Canali Bal Harbour.

Allen and June Morris with Melinda and Jorge González at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.

Jorge Pérez and Jennifer Sosa at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.

Matt Malone, Roseline Bien-Aime, and Rod Vanderbilt at Ocean Drive’s April edition of “The List” event.

Erick Fernández, Robert Carattini, and Leo Bengas at the Miami Children’s Health Foundation event hosted by Ocean Drive magazine and Canali Bal Harbour.

Dan Hechtkopf and Kasey Ashcraft at Ocean Drive’s April edition of “The List” event.

Jeff Conine and Bill O’Dowd at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.

Eddie Domínguez and Silvia Larrieu at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade. 172


Petra and Gerhard Zimmermann at Ocean Drive’s April edition of “The List” event.

Florencia Iglesias and Rebecca Interian at the Miami Children’s Health Foundation event hosted by Ocean Drive magazine and Canali Bal Harbour.

Victoria Gonzalez and Catalina Rueda at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.

Jayne Harris Abess, Annelies Da Costa Gomez, Sari Agatston, and Cristina Pereyra at the 20th annual VeritageMiami benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.














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Nancy Cole and Nancy Batchelor at the Real Awards Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce event at Jungle Island.

Vanessa Grout, Ugo Colombo, and Adriana Companet at the Brickell Flatiron launch party.

Jerome Dahan, Cara Diorio, Dylan Lagalante, Jeanette Mazon, and Manual Stoliov at the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring/Summer 2015 eyewear collection launch.

Ken and Dennis DeGori at E11even Miami.

Sandra and Euclides Moreno, Andres de Corral, and Rolando Handal at the Art Fashion Jewelry event hosted by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management at the Maman Fine Art Gallery.

Mary and Pedro Martín at the Isabel Toledo spring fashion show at Park Grove. Patrick Campbell, Maria Scarola, Gary Bleiberg, and Jen Sommers at the book signing for The Art of Fernando Botero at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale.

Rene González, Eloy Carmenate, and Marcia Martínez Laas at the Maison & Objet Americas panel at the Ornare showroom in the Miami Design District.

Sonia Figueroa and Paolo Pininfarina at the launch party for 1100 Millecento.

Jose Ignacio Urdaneta, Peter Schoenhofer, and Klaus Koller at the Kare Design opening.



Walter and Monica Defortuna with Stephen Owens and Mayi and Daniel de la Vega at the topping off of Swire Properties’ Reach Condominium Tower at Brickell City Centre.


João Armentano, Piero Lissoni, Carlos Rosso, and Will Meyer at Maison & Objet Americas’ Related Group panel.

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AlreAdy A recognized fAce for her work with up-And-coming fAshion brAnds, model Martha hunt Achieves superstArdom As one of victoriA’s secret’s newest crop of Angels. by Jill sieracki


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#TheNewesTANgels—it was the April 28 tweet read around the world: Ten new Victoria’s secret Angels were getting their wings, including Martha hunt, a 26-year-old North Carolina native who had appeared in the lingerie brand’s famed holiday fashion show and catalogs. Already a rising star in the industry, hunt had modeled for Free People before joining Victoria’s secret at the end of 2012. “At the time, I was shooting a lot of their catalog, and one day it just so happened that ed Razek [chief marketing officer of l Brands, Victoria’s secret’s parent company] came by the shoot, and everything changed from that moment on,” says hunt. “he immediately was interested in me, and he took a chance and decided to put me on an advertising job. That was huge for me because it took me from just being one of the catalog girls to being one of the featured girls.” Now that her star status is about to go through the heavens, hunt already has a healthy approach to walking the catwalk in next to nothing. “You don’t want to overthink it. You want to still be yourself, but the best version of yourself,” she says of modeling in lingerie. “You just train really hard and eat healthy. You don’t want to be too thin; you want to be a good example of a feminine woman’s body who’s very fit and who takes care of herself.” hunt cites other Angels, such as lily Aldridge, as inspiration for how to balance the busy lifestyle that comes with being one of the brand’s ambassadors. “I really look up to her. she’s a good role model for me,” says hunt of Aldridge. “she’s a mom and this super successful model, and she also has this great sense of fashion style, and she’s just really kind. lily, Alessandra [Ambrosio], Doutzen [Kroes], and Adriana [lima], they’ve all managed to maintain great careers—in fact, some of their careers have been getting better and better [since becoming mothers]. Motherhood in a way helps them to be more focused. That’s also really inspiring because I know one day I can be like that as well.” while motherhood is still in the future, currently hunt is juggling her career and a relationship with her boyfriend, photographer Jason McDonald, who shot much of hunt’s work with Free People. “It’s great to have somebody who understands—you might not get big points for [canceling on dinner plans], but they get it,” she says of dating someone with an equally unpredictable work schedule. “You have to be ready to surprise your man with a trip or with something you guys haven’t done before just to keep it interesting. we do a good job of going to concerts, taking trips together, even if it’s just upstate for the weekend. we give each other advice and our opinions on each other’s work. we bring each other up.” A constant on the social media scene, hunt fills her Instagram feed with pics of her work, travels, and motivational quotes, many about strong women, like hunt’s role models—her sister Caroline,


“You don’t want to be too thin; You want to be a good example of a feminine woman’s bodY who’s verY fit and who takes care of herself.”

“because I see her juggle a career and being a mom,” and her current BFF, Taylor swift, with whom she attended the recent Billboard Music Awards. (hunt also appears as “homeslice” in the singer’s “Bad Blood” music video.) “I can’t say enough good things about her,” says hunt about swift. “I admire her so much as a person and as a role model for young women. we need more people like her who really want to bring women together, and not oversexualize themselves as that being what makes them worthy. Plus she’s just talented, and she’s just the best.” Now, with more than 740,000 Instagram followers, hunt was one of the first models to embrace the social media trend. “You can have a voice. You can choose the way people perceive you,” she says of posting online. “I think the benefit of it for models is we can have a say over which pictures we choose to put on the Internet, whereas with the jobs we do, they put whatever photos make the clothes look great. we get to art direct our own gallery.” Also filling hunt’s feed are shots of her exercising, often tagged #TrainlikeAnAngel. “I try to keep it in a very low impact—I have scoliosis, so exercises can be really hard on my back, whether it’s too much running, jumping, or boxing,” says hunt. “I’ll do those things once in a while, but I keep it mostly Pilates, resistance-band based, softer exercises that build strength from inside the muscle.” scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, has been a challenge for hunt since she was 14. At 17, she had major surgery to insert metal rods to help straighten her back. “It has been great but makes it a little harder to do any exercise, and I have to be

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“We need more people like Taylor SWifT Who really WanT To bring Women TogeTher, and noT overSexualize ThemSelveS.”

more careful in life in general,” says Hunt of coping with the aftereffects of the surgery. “Scoliosis can compress your organs, and your lungs, your heart; it would hurt when I would sneeze, so it definitely makes a difference now. Having [surgery] has really helped me be straighter, feel better with less pain. It’s made walking the runway a little more of a challenge, but I’m just so thankful that I’ve been able to walk runways and been able to achieve so much even with this condition. I haven’t really gone public with it yet, but I would love to at some point do something proactive with [a scoliosis organization]. It’s important to me to show this to young girls, [what you can achieve].” Hunt got her start in her early teens after entering a model search contest in her home state. “I was so long and awkward and skinny and hadn’t really grown into my features yet,” she says of her preteen years. “People were like, ‘You can be a model, you look really different,’ so I just got so used to hearing it. I remember having my appendix taken out and the surgeon said to my mom, ‘You should really get your daughter into modeling,’ and my mom was like, ‘That’s so creepy….’” Still based in North Carolina, Hunt’s family has been her strongest support system since she launched her career. “A lot of my friends—Taylor included—we all come from similar backgrounds of smaller towns and hardworking families that are very family oriented,” says Hunt. “I think that makes such a big difference when you go off into the world trying to achieve something, knowing that somebody will be there in case you fail, somebody will be there to hug you and cook you a nice meal.” Next up, Hunt will be busy with her expanded role with Victoria’s Secret, which will make her more of a paparazzi target. However, it’s a role she’s learning to navigate after her first big run-in with the photographers, where else but Miami. “I had asked my best friend to come down to Miami with me for a girls’ trip,” recalls Hunt, who was in the Magic City shooting for Victoria’s Secret. “We were hanging out by the pool, and we had gone out to the beach just to take a funny selfie, and one guy came out and started taking our picture and then another, and then they were everywhere. They followed us the whole walk back to the hotel. [The paparazzi] knew where the Victoria’s Secret models were staying, so they were waiting for us to come out, but I was so naïve to it. They somehow always find me in Miami; it’s incredible. I don’t get paparazzied that much, but in Miami, they’re out to get you.” OD


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Be it an absurd message to her eventual grandchildren or faux nude selfies, it’s hard not to watch for what rising Miami art star Jillian Mayer will do next. By Hunter Braithwaite 186


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illian Mayer’s first computer was on the bedroom floor, squeezed in a nook next to her bed. She remembers spending long hours basking in its light, her body folded over in some parody of prayer. “The computer is your shrine,” she says. “Think of the halo, Byzantine gold leaf—it’s now the glow of the screen.” But don’t expect egg tempera and mosaic. Mayer’s art is more Nickelodeon than Nicodemus. Using homemade props, Kid Pix colors, and the fonts, fades, and feel of predawn QVC infomercials, her work camps in an uncanny valley, a place just familiar enough to bring about some serious introspection as to how we should live in a world teetering above a digital abyss. And while you can find it on YouTube, or in David Castillo Gallery, her art is just as likely to be projected on the exterior of the Guggenheim, screened at Sundance, and confused with pornography on the streets of Montreal. According to Wikipedia, Jillian Mayer was born in 1986. With her dark brown hair, sly smile, and an armful of Chihuahua named Shivers, she’s quick to point out that the year is incorrect but shows no interest in updating her bio, nor in providing her real birthday. “On every social media, I’m a different age,” she says, her nonchalance echoing into the chasm between the lived world and its digital record. She will admit that she was born in Fort Lauderdale. Her parents divorced when she was 1; her childhood was spent shuttling between Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. It’s not difficult to find the antecedents of a career in the arts in these early years. Her father, an optometrist, enrolled her in art camps. Her mother taught public speaking at the University of Miami and accent reduction classes at the Coconut Grove Playhouse—laying the groundwork for the artist’s ease behind and in front of the camera. Later, Mayer visited her sister out in Los Angeles, scoring a gig as a production assistant on an LA Fitness commercial shoot. “That’s how I got on set for the first time.” She remembers being amazed by all of the moving parts, how a set resembles a little city. Still, she didn’t see herself doing that

kind of work. “I assumed I would end up working in fashion because I was unaware of the actual art world. I didn’t realize that one could be a contemporary artist.” By the time she graduated from FIU in 2007 with a concentration in fiber and installation, she had more of an idea. An internship at Locust Projects introduced her to Miami’s art scene, which she explored by attending talks at the Bas Fisher Invitational, assisting artists like Susan Lee-Chun, and—of course—by making her own work. A major boost occurred in 2009 when she was commissioned by the Miami Light Project for Here & Now, a program that gives South Florida artists a commission fee, free rehearsal space, technical assistance, and professional development. “The people who support artists before they have any accolades are the most important,” she says. Mayer’s work frustrates linear thinking. To begin with, at any given time she’s engaged with numerous projects. “I feel like I’m constantly in a cluster,” she says. Of those projects, it’s difficult to say when something is completed. “I don’t think my works are very cutand-dry or finished, ever. When I travel to a collector’s home and see a work, it’s like another extension of the piece.” And while her work is indelibly hers, it is often developed in collaboration, usually with the Miami-based film collective Borscht Corp. By the time of this writing, her I Am Your Grandma video, an at once warm, spooky, and comic message to her unborn grandchild (whom she might never meet), had garnered exactly 3,070,673 views on YouTube. Taking into account multiple viewings (I claim several) and the fact that she knew some people before making the video, it’s safe to say that for 3 million people, the young artist first appears as a specter of her future decline. Produced with Borscht on a budget consisting solely of pizza, the short film is a study in meme psychology, a Gatling gun of edits and costume changes so manic that it makes Still from I Am Your a Super Bowl commercial appear posiGrandma, 2011. tively Tolstoyan. In it, Mayer sings,

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Jillian Mayer’s often irreverent take on life in the information age has earned her fans both in the art world and among YouTube viewers.



It also introduced her to someone who would become a close friend and mentor. At the time, writer and curator Sylvie Fortin was the editor-in-chief of Art Papers, an Atlanta-based bimonthly magazine. A publication with an international presence and strong ties to the region, Art Papers was an ideal megaphone for a young artist coming out of Florida. When Fortin discovered Mayer’s work, she put her on the cover. They have been close ever since. Grandma is pure Borscht—precision masquerading as DIY irreverence, humor cut with pathos. “Lucas [Leyva] and I have a lot of visual meeting points. We have very different artistic backgrounds but a similar sense of humor,” says Mayer, speaking about one of Borscht’s founders and her longtime creative partner. “We strive to make unique imagery. We’re not film students; we don’t have film degrees. We’ve navigated these waters ourselves and figured it out as we went.” Mayer has worked closely with Leyva on numerous projects—take Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, in which the 2 Live Crew frontman was cast in an absurd reimagining of Chris Marker’s La Jetée (a short film about time travel). The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 and was screened at more than 30 film festivals that year, including SXSW. Currently, they’re developing a series of shorts for MTV—a “sur-reality show about growing up in Miami,” called No Seasons, after a Jacuzzi Boys song. It was her collaborations with Borscht that first caught the eye of Chana


“Many famous artworks become posters that are sold at the mall. It doesn’t make the original worth any less.” —Jillian Mayer

“There was a time I was aware that one day I’d be dead.” But with over 3 million views, who really dies? The piece broke new ground for Mayer. By that point, she had already entered both video production (her short Scenic Jogging—also Borscht produced—was shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as part of “YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video”) and Miami’s gallery scene. In fact, her first solo show at the David Castillo Gallery in Wynwood had closed the day before Grandma went live on May 8, 2011. The video could be purchased as part of an edition of five from Castillo or seen online for free. To some, this seems counterintuitive, and Mayer concedes that “it takes a certain type of collector to collect video work,” but it’s not that much of a departure. “Many famous artworks become posters that are sold at the mall. It doesn’t make the original worth any less,” she says. But Grandma was important for two other reasons. For one, there was the sheer scale of consumption. It is not unheard of for millions of people to find themselves in front of the same work of art. (Think a troop of selfie-stick-wielding tourists battling for a prime view of the Mona Lisa.) “It makes you think about the amount of people that consume content,” Mayer says of the first million hits. “It’s always nice to make something that resonates with many different groups for many different reasons.” Not only did the piece ping through the worlds of contemporary art and popular culture, it has been remade more than 100 times by other YouTube users, as messages to their own progeny.

Performers swing into a video projection of a computer-enhanced blue sky in the artist’s 2013 installation Swing Space.

Mayer’s Digital Rendering to Appear Here, 2014, courtesy of David Castillo Gallery and the artist.

Mayer’s short video Scenic Jogging, 2010, was shown at “YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video” at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


6TH STREET CONTAINER When Miami gallerist Fredric Snitzer chose to display his own art, he did so in this quirky Little Havana outpost. 1155 (rear) SW Sixth St., Miami, 786-587-5279;

ART AND CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD Run by the indefatigable Jane Hart, this Broward space hosts a juried biennial—a sure way to discover or to be discovered. 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954-9213274;

BAS FISHER INVITATIONAL Named after its two artist founders, Hernan Bas and Naomi Fisher, the perennial BFI in the Downtown ArtHouse (DAH) also leads Weird Miami bus tours. 100 NE 11th St., Miami, 305-348-2890; basfisher


“It’s always nice to make something that resonates with many different groups for many different reasons.” —Jillian Mayer Budgazad Sheldon, the executive director of Locust Projects (a not-for-profit exhibition space for contemporary visual artists). Sheldon became taken by the openness and fluidity of Mayer’s work, how she’s able to link different mediums “to represent a generation of people who live technology.” Mayer’s solo exhibition at Locust, “Precipice/ PostModem,” opened to a crowd on May 11, 2013. The show addressed the anxiety and excitement of the information age. The works, like the themes, were both digitally rooted and stubbornly physical. Viewers entered the main gallery through a sealed chamber in which confetti meant to mimic computer pixels swirled around the body. A set of swings were mounted into the ceiling; viewers pendulated into what could be a Windows 95-era screen saver. Two Roombas zipped underfoot, shuttling iPads bearing an avatar of Mayer’s face. The next year, Mayer’s face would appear in a very different context. Fortin had recently left Art Papers and taken a position directing the Montreal Biennale, which was being organized around ideas of the future; Mayer was an obvious choice. Together, they worked to develop Mayer’s most

controversial yet universal piece—400 Nudes. Mayer downloaded 400 nude selfies from around the Internet, Photoshopped her face onto the bodies, and recirculated the images back into the world in two different ways. Digital files were tagged with a variety of search terms (“revenge porn,” “revenge selfie,” but also “Jillian Mayer”) and uploaded to, a website created for the occasion. She also printed 200,000 images on card stock that were displayed on a rack in Montreal’s Contemporary Art Museum and distributed throughout the city. When asked about how this piece encapsulated Mayer’s evolution as an artist, Fortin says that it’s a matter of confidence. “She always had the intelligence and the awareness of what mattered, of things shifting culturally. Now she has the courage.” The piece debates sexual politics and rights of representation and privacy in an era defined by the lack thereof, but looks to the history of the nude—ourselves, in our most basic state. “I’m aware that words like these encompass everything,” Mayer says, “but these are the things that I think about—the state of identity, the state of existence.” And increasingly, we exist online. OD

Run by artists Frances Trombly, Leyden RodriguezCasanova, and Adler Guerrier, Dimensions Variable shows artists from Miami and afar. It’s also located in the DAH. 100 NE 11th St., Miami, 305-607-5527;

DINA MITRANI This Wynwood photo gallery is the best way to tap into work coming out of Florida International University’s renowned photography program. 2620 NW Second Ave., Miami, 786-486-7248;

GIRLS’ CLUB The collection of artist Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz focuses on female artists. Greats like Diane Arbus and Tracey Emin hang alongside locals. 117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-828-9151; girlsclub

GUCCIVUITTON Another space founded by a trio of artists, Little Haiti’s Guccivuitton has shown Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Joseriberto Perez, and the architect Chayo Frank. 8375 NE Second Ave., Miami;

LOCUST PROJECTS Founded by three artists more than 15 years ago, this alternative nonprofit space lets artists experiment or converse through the Roundtable discussion series. 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8570;

PRIMARY PROJECTS The best example of Miami’s move from street art to gallery walls (and back), Primary is known for its dedication to young artists. 151 NE Seventh St., Miami;

SWAMPSPACE Oliver Sanchez has been doing his best to keep the Design District weird. Hang around long enough and out comes the cafecito. 3940 N. Miami Ave., Miami;



Another tAg on the WAll Local activists are using street art to revitalize a Wynwood school’s arts program.

photography by robert william de los rios

by hunter braithwaite


At José de Diego Middle School, the artists worked to reflect the surrounding world in their art. The top image is by Trek6, a Miami-based artist of Puerto Rican descent. The mural is a collage of different aspects of Puerto Rico’s history. The central figure embodies the generations of farmers; the frog represents the tropical climate, as does the flower, which is found in every house on the island. Similarly, the bottom image, from Word to Mother, reflects the Miami cityscape. Although the organizers didn’t want graffiti (seeing it as an open invitation for anybody with a spray can), the artist bombarded a wall with Miami-centric tags and then whited everything out except for the believe, elevating the everyday. opposite page: Murals by (clockwise from top left)

Miami-based Hox, Miami-based Luis Berros, Brooklyn-based Li-Hill, and the artist Ryca.

MTO painted this portrayal of a dunce-capped child in time-out. The socially minded French artist addresses a specific issue with each piece. This looks at budget cuts for the arts, both at José de Diego Middle School and around the country. “I thought the teachers and the school district weren’t going to like it,” says Robert William de los Rios, who is helping revitalize the school’s arts program, “but it is overwhelmingly their favorite.” RAW has created a limited edition of T-shirts with this image that will be sold to raise money for the school. On the left is Pixel Pancho’s Latinized version of Grant Wood’s iconic double portrait, American Gothic. The background is by DFace. 194

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Which makes less sense in Wynwood—a blank wall or a public school without an arts program? Robert William de los Rios would argue for a tie. Raised in Hialeah, de los Rios is “100 percent the product of the 305,” and has seen art change his hometown. Over the past few years, he’s documented the colorful eruption of Miami’s street art as the cofounder of Last March, he and Wynwood Arts District Association’s Patrick Walsh met with April Thompson-Williams, the new principal at José de Diego Middle School ( JDD) in Wynwood, to discuss bringing art into the school. Located next to the Bakehouse Art Complex in the northwest corner of Wynwood, José de Diego Middle School faces a plight similar to that of many Florida schools. Enrollment in charter schools has decimated the public school’s student body (although built for 2,000 kids, enrollment at JDD hovers around 600), and its art department had been eliminated four years earlier, the victim of the former principal’s attempt to balance the budget. Thompson-Williams showed de los Rios and Walsh around. They saw the art room, which had no teacher; they saw the band room, which had no teacher. Outside, with its barren white walls, the school was but a lens flare in the otherwise color-drenched neighborhood. Together with Walsh and Thompson-Williams, de los Rios founded Re-imagining the Arts in Wynwood (RAW) to put art on the walls and back in the classrooms. He reached out to the entire neighborhood, gathering support from restaurants like Suviche and galleries like Primary, Spinello Projects, Robert Fontaine, and Gregg Shienbaum. Kobra and Liquitex donated over 2,000 cans of spray paint. Inviting both local and international artists, de los Rios started a chain reaction where everybody wanted to paint a piece of JDD. “We started with 35 artists, and now we have 71,” he says. “And when I say that we painted every wall, I mean every wall.” Interior, exterior, hallways, courtyard, auditorium—even the roof, so that tourists can see it as their plane descends into nearby MIA (“Also, Google Earth,” de los Rios points out). José de Diego’s students also helped out, both with paint and with their opinions. Last year, Thompson-Williams rearranged funds to hire one art teacher, but it doesn’t stop there. All of the artists donated work to be auctioned off as part of a twoyear, $500,000 fundraising drive that will fund an arts magnet program in the school. The project’s launch during last year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach garnered plenty of media attention, but today, six months in, the website shows that only $4,070 has been donated (visit to contribute). De los Rios is a bit frustrated, but is not discouraged. The number is growing incrementally—the 2015 Wynwood Life festival recently raised $6,000. And, most importantly, the idea itself is spreading. “I’ve had three sit-down meetings with the superintendent’s office of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. They want to do this in every single school in the county.” 3100 NW Fifth Ave., Miami, 305-573-7229; OD

clockwise from right: The blank

walls of the school before its paint makeover; Miami-based artist Magnus Sodamin painting a wall in his signature floral explosions; mural by Mexican street artist Paola Delfin; Norwegian artist Martin Whatson’s image of a girl with crowns.

photography by robert william de los rios

This hyperrealistic chrome dog was painted by Bikismo, another Puerto Rican artist. In the trompe l’oeil curves of the animal, viewers can see reflections of the surrounding neighborhood. De los Rios jokes that people came up to him disappointed they didn’t see their own reflection. The artist’s heritage is also significant. Twice a year, officials from the Puerto Rican school system visit José de Diego as a model for their own education system. Because of this, it was important to include Puerto Rican artists in this program emphasizing the necessity of the arts.


While making his film Mediocre, the Miami-based artist Axel Void came across a 6-year-old named Papa pushing a bicycle through Overtown. Using liquid paint (as opposed to a spray can), the artist painted a wall-size version of the image in hopes that the humility of the child would remind viewers of the residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. De los Rios sums it up nicely. “This kid exists in real life.� background: Muro-One, from Spain.

MOMTREPRENEUR: Chelsea hirsChhorn The president of baby products company FridaBaby—home to every mom’s favorite apparatus, the Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator—Chelsea Hirschhorn had big decisions to make. In 2010, she was a bankruptcy attorney in New York City, when the private equity firm her husband worked for acquired Burger King, and he received an offer to move to Miami and become the CMO of Burger King’s North American Division. Instead of taking the Florida Bar exam and searching for a similar position, Hirschhorn opted to think outside the box and use both her legal prowess and business savvy to restructure her career path. “Relocating really changed my appetite for risk,” she says. “It changed the way I looked at opportunities that came across my desk.” She landed a job as associate counsel and director of special events for the Miami Marlins before taking the reins at FridaBaby ( last year. There, she’s not only an innovator expanding a portfolio of products that includes the famous NoseFrida, she’s also a business leader running a company, and, occasionally, she’s still a lawyer. “When it comes to innovation, Miami is quite liberating,” she says. “I became unhinged from a very tunnel-vision focus on what is considered the norm with designing new parenting products, and with respect to my career path. I don’t see myself creating the same type of balanced life and career and enjoying it as much as I do in any city other than Miami.”





The days of jusT spring-breakers and snowbirds are ouT, as a workforce and families from all over The world are flocking To miami and calling iT home. by Jon warech photography by Jeffery Salter shot on location at the Biltmore

When Dr. LaWrence Schiffman WaS an unDergraDuate at the univerSity of miami, he fell in love with this city for the same reason that most people do—the year-round sunshine, the glistening ocean waters, and the vibrant nightlife. A New Jersey native, Schiffman dreamed of returning and calling Miami his permanent home, but at the time, starting a successful dermatology practice in a vacation town seemed impossible. “I went back up north for all of my medical training, and when I finished my residency requirements, I looked into returning,” says Schiffman. “I knew that if I went to work for a group practice in New York or Philadelphia, I could make a lot more money, but I wanted more out of life.” Schiffman’s thoughts might have been typical for professionals just a few years ago, but more and more people are deciding there’s no reason to wait to live in paradise. Schiffman himself headed south, worked for a group practice in Miami, and in July 2012, he broke out on his own and opened Miami Skin Doctor. “I set up shop in Doral, where there were very few dermatologists, and in three years the town has grown exponentially around me,” he says. “It’s expanding so much that I can’t even get into the office sometimes.” Doral, which is home to corporate headquarters for Carnival Cruise Lines, Univision, the Miami Herald, and many other major companies, is just one area of Miami that is booming, and Schiffman’s success story of a practice that “is growing faster than I can keep up with” is one of many in a developing city where sun and fun are taking a backseat to entrepreneurship, big business, and a plethora of opportunities for people in all professions. “No longer is Miami simply known as a place where the rich come to play,” says Alyce Robertson, executive director of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, an independent public agency helping business boom downtown. “It has emerged as a sophisticated financial hub where real money is being put to work. Dozens of hedge funds and other financial firms are flocking to Miami’s urban core from New York, California, and parts of Latin America.” Miami’s evolving design and culture scenes act as a magnet now more than ever. Santiago Smulevich’s family moved from Argentina to the Magic City

“MiaMi is in a very unique position in that it’s an iMportant international city, yet it is also a young city that Moves at an incredibly fast pace.” —Leann Standish

In HIs Own wOrds… Mayor Philip Levine discusses Miami Beach’s growth and plans for the future. “In the past, Miami Beach was known as the sun and fun capital of the world, and that was it. Today that is part of our brand appeal, but at the same time, people from all over the world, of all types of backgrounds, professions, and industries are seeing Miami Beach as a place to get sand in their shoes while collaborating with folks creatively, building businesses, getting new jobs, or using Miami Beach as a home base to travel the world to wherever pursuits may be. To foster that, as a city we are making sure that our streets are dry by cutting back on sea-level rise, renovating our convention center, and making sure the quality of life remains solid by having the right infrastructure in place. We put together a free trolley program, and we are looking at a variety of public transportation alternatives that we hope to announce this year that will allow people to move


around more freely, with less traffc. As far as pollution is concerned, we formed a sustainability committee, chaired by [Miami Beach Commissioner] Michael Grieco, to see all types of environmental-sustainability positions the city can undertake to make Miami Beach greener. I think we’ve been a great leader in that. We are also changing the culture of city government. This used to be a city where you would go to get a permit to start a business, and they started at ‘no.’ What we’ve tried to do, and we’ve been successful so far, is create a culture of a city that starts at ‘yes,’ where residents and businesses are treated as customers. We love to encourage entrepreneurism and more companies like Rokk3r Labs, a high-tech start-up organization that funds other high-tech companies and is based in Miami Beach. It is one of many great entrepreneurial companies doing fabulous here.”

more than a decade ago and opened AM Profile, a furniture and custom-closets store in the Design District. Smulevich moved back to Argentina after school, chasing what he thought was a better opportunity. But with the Design District morphing into one of the country’s top high-end shopping destinations over the past few years, he knew Miami was the place to be. “I moved back here four years ago because Miami offered an opportunity to grow as a businessman in a way that Argentina did not,” says Smulevich, who now owns and operates AM Profile. “For South Americans, it’s a lot easier to be in Miami than anywhere else because of the language and the culture. We can be successful here without having to change too much of our daily lives.” Though the Latin influence makes Miami an American city like no other, the growing cultural and intellectual landscape lends a gravitas that Miami lacked in decades past. The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and the arrival of the Faena Forum, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, and even smaller projects like the Wynwood Greenhouse put Miami on par with any major US city. “Specifically in the art world, everyone is watching Miami,” says Leann Standish, who came here from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2011 to become the deputy director of external affairs at PAMM. “Everywhere I travel, people ask about the museum. Miami is in a very unique position in that it’s an important international city, yet it is also a young city that moves at an incredibly fast pace.” While the quick advancements have more people planting roots in Miami, tourism is still going strong. New hotels continue to pop up all over town, and new restaurants are opening their doors on what feels like a daily basis, coming from Canada, Europe, South America, and, of course, New York. Celebrity chefs are either opening outposts of their famed eateries here or using the city as a launching pad for new establishments. Tourism is thriving, but now it’s no longer Miami’s only source of income. In fact, many of those tourists end up staying after their vacation. On average, 50,000 New Yorkers relocate to Florida every year. More than 537,000 people from all over the world moved here last year, according to 2014 Census figures, making Florida now the third-most-populated state in the country, behind California and Texas. “People are shocked to learn that the tourism component of the Miami economy accounts for just 12 percent of employment—the third-largest sector of employment, behind professional and business services (16 percent) and education and health services (15 percent),” says Jordan Niefeld, a CPA, certified financial planner, and investment advisor at Raymond James in Aventura. “With companies like ExxonMobil, Sony, IBM, Cisco Systems, Caterpillar, and Johnson & Johnson locating their Latin American headquarters in Miami,

UNDER THE SEA: EldrEdgE “Biff” BErmingham Late last year, Eldredge “Biff” Bermingham, now the chief science officer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (, visited Miami and was shocked by what he saw. The former director and senior scientist for the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Institute in Panama had visited in the late ’90s and ultimately turned down a job at the University of Miami because the city lacked enough cultural advantages over Panama. “I came back to consider the Frost position, and frankly I was blown away by how Miami had changed,” he says, citing the museums, theaters, galleries, and groups like Cannonball (a small arts center) and Creative Mornings (a breakfast lecture series) for igniting that evolution. “There’s just one thing after another here that provides really interesting social and intellectual content that I find really tremendous.” The Frost Museum will play a big role in the city’s advancement when it opens its doors next year, and Bermingham will lead the charge, overseeing all science content and scientific research in the museum’s exhibits, programs, and publications. “I anticipate this museum will have extraordinary local importance but also a true global reach,” he says. “Being able to be associated with a museum like that, directing the scientific content and the way that we connect locally, regionally, and globally is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

BREAKING NEWS: Rick Folbaum The job of anchoring the evening news in Miami used to be seen as a jumping-off point for moving to a larger market like New York or Chicago, but for Rick Folbaum of CBS4, Miami’s attraction on a global scale made it the perfect destination to further his career. “Miami has a level of importance that is greater than some other cities that may be a bigger market,” says Folbaum, who moved here in 2013. “This city is at the forefront of an exciting revolution in the country, where you have the influence of Latin America and a wave of people coming to this country to find the American dream.” Folbaum, who spent a large portion of his career with Fox News Channel in New York, has seen it all. He was one of the first reporters on the scene during the September 11 attacks, he anchored coverage of Superstorm Sandy, and as a foreign correspondent he reported on everything from rocket attacks in Israel to Prince Edward’s wedding. But now, the story is in Miami. “From a news standpoint, there is no better place,” he says. “We’ve got two viable presidential candidates from South Florida, and we are the frontline of the new economy, geopolitics, and relations with Latin America and Cuba. To cover such an interesting and exciting place was too good of an opportunity to pass up.”


VISUALIZING THE FUTURE: Zoe Lukov When Zoe Lukov, director of exhibitions at Faena Art (, received the call to move to Miami last year, she jumped at the chance. Her career in the arts had taken her to Colombia for a Fulbright Fellowship, New York as program coordinator at The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and Los Angeles as curatorial coordinator at The Museum of Contemporary Art. But Miami was her chance to find career stability. “Moving to Miami wasn’t even a question,” she says. “I’ve had amazing experiences in cultural communities around the world, but I knew I wanted to make a career in the arts in Miami.” With Faena, Lukov works alongside Ximena Caminos, executive director of Faena Forum, to create programming with international artists in both Argentina and throughout the Faena District Miami Beach, a new cultural neighborhood from 32nd to 36th Streets on Collins Avenue that includes the Faena Forum, a performance and exhibition space opening later this year. “Our program is going to be truly multidisciplinary, encompassing visual and performing arts, and serving as a platform for the exploration of ideas related to culture in the broadest sense of the term,” she says. “Miami offers a lot of space for the creative community to imagine and foster what we collectively want from this place, which is a rare opportunity and something I’m very excited to contribute to.”

“MiaMi is today far More than siMply a gateway to latin aMerica—it is a gateway to the world, and a Magnet for highiMpact investMent.” —Jacob Roffman

Setting Up Shop Companies choosing Miami as an anchor for their business have more than just taxes in mind. LOEWE: After 170 years in the luxury-fashion business, the company out of Spain recently opened its frst North American boutique right here in the Design District.

partner, actor Robert De Niro, are revamping the Eden Roc, becoming the latest hospitality company to bring its talents to South Beach.

MESSIKA: The Parisianbased fne-jewelry brand that Beyoncé adores launched in America, starting in Miami.

SUNDEK: The bathing suit company known for those classic surf shorts picked up its surfboard and moved its headquarters from Los Angeles to Miami last year. shopsun

MUZIK: The Miami Beach start-up raised $10 million in 2014 for revolutionary smart headphones that link to social media and allow for instant song sharing. NAEEM KHAN: The high-end dress and bridal gown designer is leaving the Big Apple for Miami and signing a 90-year lease for a headquarters on the Miami River. NOBU HOTEL: The famed chef and his business


VIRGIN HOTELS: The same company that made airplanes cool is reinventing the hotel industry, and it’s doing that from corporate headquarters in Coconut Grove. Virgin could have relocated to anywhere in the world, but led by CEO and Miami native Raul Leal, it chose South Florida.

that number will continue to shift.” And, of course, there have been those rumors about Facebook setting up shop in Wynwood. Miami’s development in recent years into a well-rounded city has attracted big spenders looking to get in on the action. The Knight Frank 2015 Wealth Report’s Global Cities Survey recently revealed that only two US cities ranked in the top 10 for global investment—New York and Miami, which, according to Jacob Roffman, principal of 13th Floor Investments, means that investment in Miami should remain. In fact, 28 of Florida’s total 42 billionaires list South Florida specifically as their primary residence, according to Forbes’s World’s Billionaires list of 2015. Billionaires tend to know something about where to live, invest, and work. “Miami continues to mature as a city and is, today, far more than simply a gateway to Latin America—it is a gateway to the world, and a magnet for highimpact investment,” says Roffman. “Miami is a safe and secure place for foreign investors to put their money.” On a small-business scale, though, Miami is a land of opportunity as well. Stacy Josloff, owner of Pure Therapy and designer of Inca Swimwear, opened a retail store in Miami Beach six years ago but planned to move back to New York after the first year. “One year passed. Two years passed. Now we’re on year seven,” she says. “I always thought that New York was the place that I’d live and die in, but in Manhattan, if your last name isn’t Rockefeller, it’s hard to be an entrepreneur. If you retain the work ethic and business mind that you had in New York and bring it down here, there is opportunity to grow and be successful.” Dr. Schiffman echoes that sentiment. “In New York, you have 50 million dermatologists with their own skincare lines and TV shows,” he says. “You can be part of that, but you’re just one of many. Here, there is a sense that all goals can be achieved if you put your mind to it.” In Miami, doctors, lawyers, artists, and businesspeople of all kinds are achieving career milestones that less than a decade ago seemed impossible. The idea of working where others vacation is no longer a pipe dream but instead a reality as Miami morphs into the city that Schiffman hoped it could be back when he was a college student. “My practice is growing at a phenomenal pace, I met the love of my life, and I’m on the water nearly every weekend,” he says. “It’s a pretty nice life.” Which basically proves if you can make it here, you don’t need to make it anywhere else. OD

THE PERFECT MATCH: J.P. Rosenbaum & ashley hebeRt

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables opened in 1926, and 70 years later it was named to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. It recently completed a $40 million renovation program, including restoration of the 18-hole championship golf course and its 22,000-square-foot pool, the largest hotel pool in the continental US.

It was a televised match made in heaven for J.P. Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert, who fell in love on Season 7 of The Bachelorette. Once the honeymoon was over, though, it was time to get down to business, and they both decided Miami was the place to make it happen. The couple was living in Princeton, New Jersey, with Hebert commuting to Philadelphia to finish her dental residency and Rosenbaum traveling to New York to work for Greystone & Co. property development. Last year, Rosenbaum’s company was looking for someone to run its properties in South Florida, so the couple made a move. “Miami is the perfect fit for us,” says Hebert, who is opening her own pediatricdental practice. “Miami is a great place to start a business. All the areas are developing. We’re excited to be here and be a part of it.” The move could have been temporary, ending when Rosenbaum’s job as development director for The Mile in Coral Gables and 2500 Biscayne Boulevard in Edgewater was complete. But after living in Brickell for a year and welcoming their first child, Fordham Rhys, last September, it seems that Miami is getting the final rose. “We’ve grown to love it,” says Rosenbaum. “Once Ashley decided to open her practice, we knew there was no turning back. We’re definitely here to stay.”

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uncommon ground

Coffee has evolved from a utilitarian piCk-me-up to refined drink prompting talk of terroir, bean origin, and roasting as art. it’s Called Coffee’s third wave, and it has hit miami. By Bill Kearney photography By mary Beth Koeth

TeeTering To keep your balance on the slope, you elbow your way through stubborn jungle bushes and catch a glimpse of the valley below. Women sing in the distance, their voices muffled by undergrowth while they work their way through rows of coffee plants. As they approach, you see through the thicket their quick hands nipping only the red “cherries” off the stems, leaving the green fruit to ripen longer, branch after branch, bush after bush, bucket after bucket, the tally of which will determine their wage for the day. Each bucket will bring $2, and its content, the coffee cherries, will be fermented, the wet pale beans extracted from the fruit and dried. Some farms will send their good beans to mass commodity markets funneling coffee to a global hierarchy of corporate roasters—Folgers, Nescafé, Starbucks, Peet’s. But what about the special beans, the exquisite beans? Those, now more than ever, end up fueling what has become known as coffee’s third wave. Walk into Eternity Coffee Roasters in downtown Miami and the chalkboard menu offers beans from specific farms in Colombia, Papua New Guinea, or Burundi replete with tasting notes like “clover honey, molasses, kumquat.” In the corner sits a Victorian-looking contraption, a roaster, churning out bag after bag of fragrant light-brown beans. No, this is not your father’s coffee shop. Your father’s coffee shop was part of coffee’s first wave—diners, doughnut shops, and Folgers in a can. The second wave emerged in the 1960s with Peet’s, eventually followed decades later by Starbucks and its ilk—chains that elevated the conversation around coffee but worked on too massive a scale to create custom roasts for small-lot beans. Third-wave shops are privately owned, small-scale operations with their own roasting machines so as to delicately unleash the idiosyncrasies of each farm’s treasure. Just as crucial to the third wave are the shops’ relationships with either specific high-quality farms or with well-connected exporters who can get the best beans. The goal is single-estate flavor, just like terroir in wine. Beans from a single hillside or valley can, in the right hands, produce the distinct aromas, fragrances, mouthfeel, and flavors that make coffee geeks giddy. Beans in the roaster at Panther Coffee. On the vanguard of Miami’s third-wave, singleorigin coffee movement, the company opened its first store in Wynwood in 2010. left: Foam art tops a latte at Eternity Coffee Roasters.

ThE ThIRd WAVE BEGAN sometime in the mid-’90s at various roasting hotbeds such as Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California, and spread nationally over the past 15 years. The percentage of adults drinking specialty coffee (defined as unique beans from unique microclimates) in the US rose from 9 percent in 1999 to 34 percent in 2014, according to the National Coffee  207

Association. These days, you can even go to barista camp to learn the religion. Joel Pollock, who co-owns Panther Coffee with his wife, Leticia, sets down a mug of Kenyan Kamviu. I’m immediately struck by the highly pleasant aroma of dry hay, and something sweet. Upon sipping, it is gentle, balanced, even delicate—I wouldn’t want to cloak it with milk. Panther is by far the most visible third-wave company in Miami, with a runaway hit in Wynwood, which opened in 2010, and a second location in Sunset Harbour. In the next year, they’ll have additional shops in Coconut Grove and the MiMo District, and a coffee lab and training center in Little Haiti. Joel picked up his roasting skills in the ’90s while a student at the University of Montana, and Leticia was a barista trainer in Brazil. They met at a coffee conference and were part of the coffee movement in Portland before vacationing here in 2009. Once they saw Miami’s burgeoning food scene and lack of a coffee scene, they decided to make a move and open a shop. Roasting is considered the art of this movement. In general, beans are roasted for eight minutes or so, with heat intensifying at different points, until they crack once (an audible pop akin to popcorn) or sometimes twice, depending on the artist. “You take certain physical changes in the coffee, and you move around when they occur [in the roast],” says Pollock. “I get a lot more vivid notes out of the coffee, and I’ve found that very gratifying.” He decidedly does not take the bean to a second crack. At Panther’s counter, you can choose from its more acidic West Coast blend, its softer East Coast blend, or a range of single-origin beans such as the Kenyan I tried, or a Brazilian Fazenda Irmas Pereira with notes of “creamy dark chocolate, malted milk, and macadamia nut, [and] maple sweetness.” These days, Panther sells its beans to about 100 restaurants and retailers and will be adding a second roaster in Little Haiti. FOLLOW THE RIO BOLIvAR into the mountains outside Medellin, Colombia, far enough and you eventually reach the hamlet of Bolivar, tucked into the featherfolds of rugged coffee-covered slopes. The cobbled town square bustles, surrounded by side streets lined with coffee weigh stations. Growers from the surrounding mountains—most of whom farm lots of less than four acres—bring in their beans to the coffee hub of Bolivar via trucks, ATvs, even mules, and decide where to sell. Some have relationships with exporters who connect with shops like Eternity and Panther, whose owners travel to Colombia, roast on-site, taste stewed coffee, often with the farmers, and decide on which farms they’ll buy from. Larger companies, because of their volume, rely on blending beans, which can still result in lovely coffee; it’s just less specific. Coffee has been a stabilizing force in rural Colombia, a landscape easily influenced by the drug trade. No one knows exactly where or when coffee was discovered, but according to legend, a shepherd tending his flock high in the peaks of what is now Ethiopia noticed his goats were exceptionally rowdy after nibbling on a certain bush. He tried some and caught a nice little buzz himself. Coffee spread to the Arab world, possibly when Ethiopia controlled Yemen in the sixth century, and was soon a lucrative seed for the Ottoman Turks, who forbade


the export of fertile berries. Eventually, though, seeds were smuggled out. By 1683, venice had its first coffee house. Boston had one by 1689, and the New World’s tropical colonies were growing coffee once it was smuggled in, sometimes via romantic trysts and cherry-laden bouquets. BACK AT ETERNITY COFFEE ROASTERS, owner Chris Johnson guides me through a cupping—a strict protocol of smelling the fragrance of the dry grounds, the aroma of the hot wet grounds, and then whisking the hot liquid into our mouths to judge taste, acidity, mouthfeel, and aftertaste. This is how he and other buyers judge a bean’s potential, both when sourcing in the mountains and when experimenting with roasting pace and arcs here. Johnson, who opened Eternity in 2011, went from being a banker to trading coffee commodities to importing. “I was looking for great coffees to sell to other guys who were roasting,” he says, but then he caught the roasting bug himself. “In my prior life, I was a musician, so I play that thing [the roaster] like an instrument—sometimes you have to bend a note up to get it just right, and sometimes I’ll bend that thing to get what I’m after.” Johnson, too, avoids a second crack. “It’s like

Where to find MiaMi’s third Wave Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., 13130 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, 786-332-4254; Eternity Coffee Roasters, 117 SE Second Ave., Miami, 305-350-7761; eternity Macondo Coffee Roasters, 2494 NW 89th Pl., Doral, 305-594-3808; macondo Panther Coffee, 2390 NW Second Ave., Miami, 305-677-3952; 1875 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach;

Not quitE thiRd wAvE, but woRth A visit... david’s Café Cafecito, 919 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-534-8736; davids Juan valdez Café, 101 NE Second Ave., Miami, 786-534-5582; 364 SE First St., Miami, 786-534-5593;


Panther Coffee’s Joel Pollock evaluates coffees during a cupping. bottom: Michael Van Tuyl working the roaster at Panther’s Wynwood location. opposite page, from top: Beans at Eternity Coffee Roasters in downtown Miami; Chris Johnson, owner of Eternity Coffee.

taking a really good steak and saying, ‘Give it to me well done.’” When he’s not roasting, Johnson is shooting a documentary about searching for the perfect bean, and selling to places such as Miam Café & Boutique in Wynwood and Whole Foods Markets throughout Florida. The wave is spreading well beyond downtown and Wynwood. At North Miami’s Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., Michael Gesser browns single-origin coffees such as Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, from which he extracts startling notes of jasmine, bergamot, and lemon. Gesser, who was ahead of his time when he bought a roaster in 1993 and opened a shop in Fairbanks, Alaska, is a bit of an outlier in that he uses a fluid bed roaster to create extremely even temperatures on the beans, and doesn’t worry about cracks, as long as the beans briefly reach 450 degrees Fahrenheit, where the magic happens. This slightly darker “European roast,” he says, is less acidic than the light American roasts currently in vogue and gives him the flavors he likes. He opened the Miami shop with his sister just over three years ago and pegs the thirdwave boom to a simple notion. “It was so underdeveloped. Now it’s rightfully taking its place.” He also nods to Starbucks’ influence on the market, but notes that it’s physically impossible, at the company’s size, to do single origin. To him, quality is a smallscale game. The third wave has grown pronounced enough to make some larger operators adapt, with one of the more interesting efforts coming from Juan Valdez, the vertical retail operation of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. Though Juan the character was dreamed up by an advertising firm in Manhattan in 1959 and used to connote quality coffee for decades, the executives at the Federation noticed in the ’90s that roasters (Starbucks, Folgers, etc.), not Colombian farmers, were making the bulk of the money off a pound of coffee. To get a piece of the retail action, they went vertical, opening Juan Valdez Cafés around Central and South America (as well as two in downtown Miami). By 2013, the influence of the third wave inspired them to move in the direction of single origin. Though not from single farms, their Origins line divides their coffees into the five growing regions in Colombia, each with defining characteristics of altitude, shade, humidity, soil content, and thus flavor. Panther Coffee’s Joel Pollock sees the rise of the third wave as a logical response to the US reevaluating the way we approach all things culinary. “It means you know where your food came from,” he says. Eternity Coffee Roasters’ Johnson adds, “Ten years ago, this would not have worked, [but] when all of a sudden you drink something that’s clearly superior, your palate just woke up overnight.” Maybe it’s that in a busy world we all want to be special, and special creatures wouldn’t drink common, average, commodified things. We want something that cannot be digitally reproduced; in fact, it may never be reproduced at all. Or maybe it’s about being lucky enough to witness what this world has to offer. “When I decided to be in the coffee business,” says Gesser, “I sequestered myself in a log cabin in Alaska with a friend. We roasted and cupped coffees; there was smoke coming out of the cabin. We got this Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and we both looked at each other and said, ‘Are we really on earth? Is there some garden of tropical madness taking over the entire cabin?’ That garden of flowers in my brain—I can never forget that.” OD

METHOD MADNESS Brewing methods change a bean’s expression. Some baristas believe filter methods make a cleaner cup for the floral acidity of high-altitude coffees, while pressure methods are best for earthy expressions of mid-altitude beans. It’s really up to the drinker to experiment. FILTER METHODS Drip: Enhances acidity and creates clean flavors. Recommended for soft, balanced coffees. Pour-over: (Chemex, V60) Creates a very clean cup, with pronounced delineation of flavors, light body, and vibrant, clean acidity. Clover: A bit of a hybrid. The filter creates clean flavors, but the immersion allows for more body. Cold brew: Without heat, the coffee can steep for nine to 20 hours. Expect low acidity and high flavor. PRESSURE METHODS French press: Allows for the fats and oils to be expressed, giving body, rich mouthfeel, and lingering texture. Aero Press: Another hybrid. Quick brew time means less acidity, and the filter makes it a bit cleaner than a French press. Steampunk: Uses a pressure extraction, like the French press, but with precise time and temperature to produce clear, pronounced flavors and full body.  209

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Fresh out oF the gate, 1 Hotel & Homes soutH BeacH brings new, eco-Friendly liFe to a Forever expanding south beach. by robyn a. friedman Walking into 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is an assault upon your senses—in a good way. The hotel’s signature scent, an aromatic bouquet of eucalyptus, cedarwood, and oak, provides a hint of aromatherapy. A lilting spa-like melody fills the air. The greenery, from living walls to exotic orchids to terrariums in which butterflies hatch, evokes a lush, romantic feel. And the community pods in the lobby—clustered seating areas with natural materials, nature-inspired accessories, and plush Flokati shag rugs—make guests feel like they’ve just walked into the vision of a perfect living room, certainly not the lobby of a mixed-use hotel and residences in the often-termed “flashy” South Beach. It adds up to 1 Hotel & Homes elevating expectations when it comes to hotels and their connection to the earth. “At first, our guests may simply notice the graceful twist of driftwood in the furnishings,” says Barry Sternlicht, chairman and chief executive officer of Starwood Capital Group, which launched not only this hotel but also the 1 Hotels brand in March. “However, what we are really offering is an evolution of the entire hotel experience, one continued on page 214

The recently launched 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach incorporates the brand’s high aesthetic standards with an emphasis on sustainability found throughout the property, including this penthouse residence.  213

A model unit master bedroom. Barry Sternlicht and Richard LeFrak at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach “100 at 1” VIP launch; bathrooms are finished in floor-to-ceiling travertine with LEED-compliant fixtures. below, from left:

“WhAt We Are reAlly offering is An evolution of the entire hotel experienCe.”—barry sternlicht that is more natural in regard to the way we arrive, sleep, eat, relax, and do.” But the 426-room hotel, on a seven-acre parcel at 2399 Collins Avenue, is only half the story. 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach also includes 154 branded residences (including 29 penthouses on the 16th and 17th floors that only recently went on sale) in a collaboration with prolific New York developer Richard LeFrak. Over 80 percent of the non-penthouse units are sold, Sternlicht says, as well as a “handful” of the penthouses, which range from 1,694 to 4,207 square feet; three of the units are duplexes. The residences, which are priced from $1.5 to $20 million, feature


custom kitchens, travertine bathrooms, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, and custom vanities by Italkraft. Plus, residents have access to all hotel services and amenities. “When the opportunity presented itself to purchase one of South Beach’s best buildings, I knew the property had the potential to become something great,” says LeFrak. “I’ve known Barry for a long time and was excited to bring together our shared expertise of real estate and hospitality to do something very unique.” Sternlicht’s new brand debuted with the opening of 1 Hotel South Beach, but two additional hotels will

open in New York by the end of the year: 1 Hotel Central Park and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park. The founder of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the creator of W Hotels, Sternlicht has been planning the concept behind 1 Hotels since before the financial crisis. “We’re not a brand; we’re a cause,” he says. “I wanted to do something more meaningful than just another hotel brand. If people could see that you can live well and live [in a way that’s] ecologically sensitive, then maybe they will copy us and adapt it to their homes. You’ve seen lower-end hotels do eco, but you’ve never seen it in luxury and the extensiveness of what we’ve tried to do here.” A commitment to sustainability is evident throughout the resort. Sternlicht even hired an employee dedicated solely to sustainability to minimize the impact of the project, which is expected to receive LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. “It was a challenge to take an existing building with a lot of history and up-cycle the property,” says Michael Laas, director of impact for SH Group, an affiliate of Starwood Capital and the management company for the hotel. “It was a beast of a building, so getting LEED Silver is a pretty big success story.” 1 Hotel South Beach utilizes reclaimed wood, such as Colorado-beetle-kill pine (for headboards) and ipe wood from the property’s original boardwalk (for the pool deck). The design also incorporates energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, motion sensors, low-VOC paint, triple water filters in all taps, sinks, and showers, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Laas projects savings of 9 percent in energy costs as well as 38 percent in water reduction over what a comparable building would use. The Meyer Davis-designed interiors include guest rooms and suites featuring hemp-blend Keetsa mattresses topped with organic linens, hangers crafted from recycled paper, bedside chalkboards for notes (instead of paper), and even room keys made from recycled wood. Amenities at the property include the restaurant Beachcraft from celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, lobby lounge bar Tom on Collins, and poolside restaurant The Sand Box. On-site there are four swimming pools, including a 112-foot-long pool that’s part of the 26,000-square-foot rooftop lounge that has already welcomed Paris Hilton, Tommy Hilfiger, and Giancarlo Stanton. There’s also an 18,000-square-foot wellness center and spa and childcare program, and 600 linear feet of beach. Why did Sternlicht choose Miami Beach for the first hotel in his new brand? “It was a race between New York and Miami, two of the top hotel markets in the United States,” he says. He plans to expand the brand into other major markets in the United States as well as internationally. “I wanted proof of concept. We’re our own guinea pig. But we’ll figure it out and rapidly expand from here.” 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-604-1000; OD

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A new wAve of super buildings from miAmi developers Are creAting self-contAined communities, housing prActicAlly A city within A city. By sean mccaughan In Miami, the residential amenity race is reaching new heights. The trend is very South American, where an entire world of entertainment options can exist in self-contained residential enclaves, often for security reasons. Miami’s movement, however, is more about developers outdoing the competition with vast arrays of amenities rivaling even the finest all-inclusive resorts. These self-contained Xanadus, with their restaurants, soccer fields, ice skating rinks, rooftop lounges, and shopping malls, cater to the new residents of Miami who want to avoid the city’s ever-worsening traffic or still feel like they are in Brazil or Manhattan. Yes, Miamians are having their cake and eating it, too. 1010 Brickell

Currently under construction in Brickell, the family-oriented 1010 Brickell comes with features such as an impact-absorbent jogging track overlooking the Miami skyline, a rock climbing wall, and—unusual for Miami—an indoor pool. “We wanted an exceptional assortment of amenities that included several sport-centric offerings,” says Inigo Ardid, copresident of Key International, which is jointly developing the 387-unit, 47-story building with 13th Floor Investments. 1010 Brickell will have an indoor multipurpose sports court for basketball, volleyball, and soccer; a separate squash court; a game room with bowling alley; a spa with hammam, plunge pools, and various treatment rooms; and a large fitness center. A restaurant, outdoor movie theater, and additional pool will all be located on the roof. Sales center located at Mint at Riverfront, 92 SW Third St., Miami, 305-377-1025;


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Paramount Miami Worldcenter has the unique advantage of being built on top of a full shopping mall, which means the roof of the mall will be its one-of-a-kind amenity deck. Project developer Daniel Kodsi notes that the development offers unusual elements such as a “jam room” where kids can record music, a boxing ring, and the country’s first residential rooftop soccer field. The slew of bonus attractions also includes a resort-sized pool, floating seating pods, tennis courts, and an “outdoor bath garden” connected to the spa. Atop the 60-story tower, a three-level skydeck offers yet another pool, an indoor lounge, and a fire pit. Sales center at 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami, 855-7560123; the estates at acqualina

Michael Goldstein, president of sales for The Trump Group, says that the expectations of “today’s ultra-highnet-worth individuals have raised the standard of living, influencing developers to curate amenities specifically tailored to the South Florida oceanfront lifestyle.” Those expectations have compelled The Trump Group to pile on the amenities at The Estates at Acqualina, the latest residential expansion of its Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, which will consist of two towers with a total of 264 units set on 5.6 acres. The amenity package includes six pools, a FlowRider wave simulator, a bowling alley, and an ice skating rink. Goldstein says they’re going for a “park-like feel.” Sales center located at Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17855 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, Ste. 504, 305-933-6666; OD

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VIP: Both Glass (120 Ocean Dr.;, an 18-story building with just 10 units boasting 360-degree views, and The Related Group’s marea (801 South Pointe Dr.,—luxury boutique towers with 30 units—take VIP to the next level. eye Candy: south Pointe Park

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Once a rundOwn sectiOn Of MiaMi Beach, South of fifth has develOped intO One Of the MOst luxuriOus neighBOrhOOds in the wOrld. by jon warech

Over the course of Miami Beach’s 100-year history, the South of Fifth neighborhood has gone from swampland to wasteland to some sort of fantasyland, with some of the top-grossing restaurants in the country, celebrity and über-wealthy residents, and multimillion-dollar condos at every turn. “It’s one of the most beautiful and luxurious neighborhoods in the country,” says Dan Hechtkopf, director of luxury sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who also happens to live in the community. “It’s a protected little nook of South Beach where you can walk from your home to fine dining, renowned nightlife destinations, and the best beach in the city.”

(1 Washington Ave., 305-673-7006), with its perfectly manicured landscaping, play area for kids, and newly renovated pier, provides the best free view in town. BesT nIGHTCLuB: story nightclub (136 Collins Ave., 305-538-2424; is one of the hottest clubs in the country featuring celebrity DJs and a party that never stops. OLd FaITHFuL: The world-famous

Joe’s stone Crab (11 Washington Ave., 305-673-0365; joesstonecrab .com) has been the cornerstone of the neighborhood since before the city was incorporated, and today it’s one of the nation’s top-grossing restaurants. PrIme reaL esTaTe: Sink your

teeth into sizzling steaks while dining among celebrities at Prime 112 (112 Ocean Dr., 305-532-8112; and the neighboring Prime Italian, Prime Fish, and Prime Hotel. new KIds On THe BLOCK: menin

Hospitality ( is taking over South Beach one neighborhood at a time, and in SoFi, it owns ultra-hip radio Bar (814 First St.), Southeast-Asian restaurant red Ginger (736 First St.), and French brasserie Bake House (800 First St.). from far left:


marKeT: The one thing the neighborhood is missing is a grocery store, but every Saturday on the grass lot off First and Alton is one of the best farmers markets in town, from 9 am to 2 pm. sunseT COCKTaILs: For all the best

sunset Instagrams while sipping Champagne (#bubbly), swing by Cibo wine Bar (200 South Pointe Dr., 305-987-6060;, happy hour at smith & wollensky (1 Washington Ave., 305-673-2800;, or longtime landmark nikki Beach (1 Ocean Dr., 305-538-1111; OuTdOOr CHIC: There’s two ways to

enjoy the outdoors in SoFi—at La Piaggia (1000 South Pointe Dr., 305-674-0647;, which is like St-Tropez West, or monty’s sunset (300 Alton Road, 305-672-1148; with its Key West vibe and view of the yachts docked at the Miami Beach Marina. bUyInG In

Douglas Elliman’s Dan Hechtkopf (1111 Lincoln Road, 695-6300; is the broker to know in town, and he estimates that a twobedroom condo at high-rises like The Continuum (continuumcondos starts around $3 million and a three-bedroom at the apogee ( starts at $7.5 million, but a recently renovated mid-rise or boutique building in the interior can allow residents to move to the neighborhood at a relatively more affordable price. “Sales prices are breaking records on a regular basis,” he says. “That’s the norm these days.” OD

South Pointe Park Pier; the tuna poke at Prime 112. above: Story Nightclub.

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built out with billions of dollars of new developments, the interior is becoming the hot destination for new residents. Places like Louver House (311 Meridian Ave., 305-203-0170; and Three Hundred Collins (300 Collins Ave., 305-7629162; are just steps from the beach.

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Dream of Flight (2015) by Iliya Mirochnik (2006 YoungArts winner in Visual Arts) at Icon Bay Park. left: Related Group’s Carlos Rosso with Nicole Mouriño at the sculpture park. above: Miami Forest (2015) by Nikolas and Michela Bentel (2012 YoungArts winner in Visual Arts and 2013 YoungArts winner in Visual Arts and Music Instrumental, respectively).


better way to do this than to work with YoungArts, another outstanding institution in Miami? They are in the neighborhood; they have phenomenal programs and a great alumni network. It was the perfect fit. We wanted to give young talent an opportunity to feature their work. How were the three pieces of art selected? PH: We launched this competition, [and] they did a callout to YoungArts alumni. We received numerous proposals and selected the three best. Giving these emerging artists an award ($10,000 for Dream of Flight; $5,000 each for Kaleidoscope 87 and Miami Forest), the opportunity to produce a new work, and for it to be placed in a public park is pretty significant for their own professional development. We paid for the production of the pieces. Why was this project important for the YoungArts Foundation? Esther Park: One of our missions is to provide opportunities for alums. We are trying to shape the cultural landscape; public art is a priceless investment in the community. We want to unite public art with residential development. How does the sculpture park add to the appeal of the building and sense of community? cOntinueD On page 222

photography by mary beth koeth (rosso); maria galli (MiaMi Forest, DreaM oF Flight)

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The latest creative endeavor illuminating Miami’s burgeoning identity as a cultural hot spot, a pocket sculpture park with works by emerging artists, opened June 18 next to Icon Bay, The Related Group’s new 43-story luxury condominium on Biscayne Bay in Edgewater. Donated to Miami-Dade County in April by the developer, Icon Bay Park features three works by National YoungArts Foundation alumni. Kaleidoscope 87, by Miami native Nicole Mouriño (2006 YoungArts winner in Visual Arts), is a raised circle of 80 colorful, eight-squareinch Cuban Deco-style tiles, while Miami Forest, from siblings Nikolas and Michela Bentel, consists of a trio of primary-colored metal poles with native flora cutouts, and Iliya Mirochnik’s Dream of Flight is a voluptuous metal sky landscape with fluttering birds. Ocean Drive talked with Patricia Hanna, art director for The Related Group; Esther Park, director of campus programming for YoungArts; and artist Nicole Mouriño, who helped bring the art park to life.


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“Public art is a Priceless investment in the community.”

PH: It creates a neighborhood feel, which is what people look for when they move into a building. How many people can say they have a public sculpture park in their building on the bay? That’s pretty neat. You don’t have to have the art in your apartment. You don’t have to live there to see it every day. As an artist, how did you come up with the idea for your piece? Nicole Mouriño: Three generations of men in my family worked in cement factories in Cuba. I grew up with stories of them mixing pigment by hand into these materials and making flooring. What statement does this piece make? NM: I have the unique perspective of being both American and Cuban. It is bringing something traditional into a new, contemporary space. It is contributing a sensory experience to Miami. [Kaleidoscope 87] is floor tile. It’s interactive. You can stand on it; you can have a picnic on it. I invite people to picnic on my piece. What will this opportunity do for you as an emerging artist? NM: This could be the beginning of a lifetime of work. [The piece] will be seen by many more people because it is in a Miami park as opposed to a private institution or collection. I hope it is an aesthetic that will lead to more ventures and more public spaces in Miami. What will the art park’s impact be on Miami? PH: We are setting a trend. It creates a sense of pride for the neighborhood and helps develop the local cultural scene. It puts Miami on the map for artists and curators and as a cultural destination other than strictly for art fairs in December. 460 NE 28th St., Miami;; OD


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Guardians of the Beach Before Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida on August 24, 1992, the lifeguard towers on Miami Beach looked like they could be on a coastal beach anywhere. The nondescript cabins, built by the city, were plain and functional with pyramid-style roofs. That would all change when Miami architect William Lane volunteered his services to rebuild the destroyed structures into conversation pieces that captured the spirit and creativity of the beach and Ocean Drive. Towers by other designers were added after the 2005 storms. These little gems became pop culture icons because of their whimsical designs and bright colors with themes that evoke a Shinto temple, The Jetsons cartoons, and miniature golf. They have been immortalized in postcards, T-shirts, posters, movies, print ads, and a coffee table book, South Beach Lifeguard Stations (Schiffer Publishing, 2008) by Susan Russell. But time and salt air have taken a toll on the 29 structures, so Lane created


six new prototypes to replace them, each to be painted in various color schemes. The current budget allows building only two new towers; the square design was on display during the city’s March centennial celebration and will be relocated to another area in Miami Beach, while a round design in green, pink, and bright orange is located at 10th Street. Other towers between South Pointe Park and 86th Street were painted and refurbished. “We wanted to reengage some of the imagery we started 20 years ago with rooflines that were playful, childlike, and toylike,” Lane says. “They are urban architecture that goes beyond utilitarian use. They are a branding of the city with a lot of Midcentury Modern and Deco colors that are Caribbean in nature. For a city that is close to the ocean, they are sentinels or guardians.” Lane says the new structures were upgraded with heavier construction— better connectors, larger decks, stainless steel, and bigger wood timbers, as conTinued on page 226

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Covered from roof to stilts in red, white, and blue, this older patriotic-looking tower is located on 13th Street.


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With more than 60 high-end residential interior design projects in the works in top buildings throughout Miami—from The St. Regis Bal Harbour and the Regalia in Sunny Isles to Asia Brickell Key and private residences on Fisher Island—it isn’t surprising that Cristina Souza lives and breathes design. “Designing a space is the same as giving life,” explains the Brazilian-born tastemaker, who says her passion for good design has been in her blood since she was a child. Souza even recalls she once threw a tantrum after seeing a sofa her parents brought home and didn’t let up until they returned it and came back with another that suited her taste. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in interior design and a master’s in fine art at Miami International University of Art, Souza launched Avant Design in 2000, and has attracted the attention of high-profile clients, like Formula 1 racing driver Felipe Massa (whose Miami apartment is currently taking shape under her watchful eye), ever since. Five years ago, she brought her sister, Monica—a former fashion designer and two-time Fendi Casa designer of the month—into her firm, and the Souzas’ collective design approach took on a fresh new twist. “My own personal design style is modern and sophisticated; I like iconic and timeless pieces,” says Cristina, who looks to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright,


Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and the Campana Brothers for inspiration. “On the other hand, my sister, Monica, has a more traditional, classic contemporary style. Our inspirations come from different points of view. Yet the differences between us are our biggest strength—we combine and complement each other, and that makes us a perfect combo.” Despite their differences, both of the Souzas have been multi-time Ornare Tastemaker winners and Artefacto showcase designers. Ever on the hunt for ways to attune their projects to their clients’ lifestyles, Cristina and Monica also often bring unexpected notes of contrast to their designs that make every interior a standout. “We work with furnishings, colors, material, and ideas that can light up a space,” says Cristina. “We often show a combination of vibrant color or distinctive pattern with more casual, rustic fabrics, which, nowadays, is a recurring trend in home design. A room with wide-plank, weathered floors and linen upholstery, for example, might sport lacquered cabinetry and a crystal chandelier.” Up next for the duo? Expanding to new territory, like St. Louis, São Paulo, and New York, where they’re starting new projects and injecting fresh ecofriendly ideas into their inspired ensembles. 2125 Biscayne Blvd., PH 540, Miami, 305-576-7772; OD

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EMINENT DOMAIN Trends The Avia pendant lamp by Zaha Hadid in black features “an attention-getting choice of material,” Poltrona Frau ($2,300). Miami Design District, 3800 NE Miami Ct., 305-576-3636;

“I like the shape, the curved form, and the color” of the Ava chair by Chinese designer Song Wen Zhong ($445). Roche Bobois, 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017;

Rock and jazz pianist Elew playing the Lucite piano in the lobby of the Delano hotel in Miami Beach.

LUCITE IS UBIQUITOUS IN THE MAGIC CITY—FROM THE DELANO’S REPLICA OF LENNY KRAVITZ’S LUCITE PIANO TO LIGHT FIXTURES AND TABLES IN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT. BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB Liliana Korn Custy sees Lucite as a contradiction. “You can put a lot of weight on it and make the weight disappear because it is clear,” she says. “You can use Lucite in railings instead of glass, as partitions, and as elegant pieces of furniture. You can use it in a small space because it is light and doesn’t take up a lot of room visually.” Custy, a licensed interior designer and general contractor, is cochair of the Luxury Council of the Builders Association of South Florida and an adjunct professor at Florida International University’s Department of Interior Architecture. She is currently working on preconstruction projects in her native Argentina and has designed a penthouse in Sunny Isles; her most famous client is former tennis star Gabriela Sabatini. Custy designed a Lucite dome for Sabatini’s 15,000-square-foot penthouse in Buenos Aires because it was the only material that was clear and flexible, but she advises against exterior use. “It was not as transparent after five years due to the elements,” she says. OD

The Avalon desk with African ebony is a “Lucite twist on a modern-looking desk,” Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($4,120). 3800 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-609-9920;



The Mozambique table from the Nisi B Collection ($4,590 as shown in 42-inch diameter) “could fit in any corner and works well in different décors,” Niba Home. 39 NE 39th St., Miami, 305-573-1939;

A Palm Beach Lucite table is a “traditional look that can be used as a dining table or desk,” ModShop ($5,096). 6101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-409-3148;



EminEnt Domain Spotlight table talk

Fine Dining Available at Antonini Modern Living’s openconcept showroom, the Dakota table is ideal for ultramodern Miami spaces with its naturalistic, S-shaped sculpted walnut base and tempered glass top, which bring outof-the-ordinary lines to contemporary dining spaces. Completing the mix, versatile white leather-inspired

Functional art

Designed by Renato Zamberlan and inspired by the Op Art style of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, the Carlos sideboard by Horm ($7,344) merges fne art with furniture design. The piece changes color and offers a sense of movement, depending on the vantage point. Available in South Florida exclusively at Addison House. 2850 NE 187th St., Aventura, 305-937-6400;

Adeline chairs lend

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streamlined comfort, while the light walnut

Designers Lu as Machni anD nina Magon open MM stuDio, their new collaborative Design venture exclusive to MiaMi. by jean nayar

Sierra-2 buffet with wraparound chrome legs adds sleek function. 3201 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-422-8800;

Dakota table, Adeline chairs, and Sierra-2 buffet (in back) from Antonini Modern Living.

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Alexander Wang teamed up with Poltrona Frau to create a limited edition of pieces that juxtapose casual comfort with refned elegance. A beanbag chair ($8,800) is slouchy yet structured; a portable trunk bar ($18,500) comes in chic matte black shagreen. Miami Design District, 3800 NE Miami Ct., 305-5763636;

Cool CuCina Gourmet kitchens get a chic, Italian upgrade.

Launched last year, the Varenna line by Poliform’s Phoenix includes cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes, and accessories in a broad range of luxe materials, including woods, lacquers,



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glass, stone, Corian, and steel. Made to the highestquality standards, Poliform has been providing the best-in-class Italian cabinetry since the 1970s, and all components are custom

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She’s the queen of glam, he’s a diehard minimalist, but when these rising stars met on NBC’s American Dream Builders, the pair quickly found that they were a design match made in heaven. After winning the season, Lukas Machnik joined forces with semifinalist Nina Magon to form MM Studio, a collaborative design venture that’s exclusive to Miami. “Toward the end of the season, we were practically able to read each other’s minds despite our completely different preferences,” says Magon, whose Indian roots inspire her soft and sensual eye, which, when blended with Machnik’s minimalist European approach, strikes a balance resulting in bold spaces. “Miami is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world,” says Machnik. “All forms of luxury coexist [here].” 160 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-576-7354;

EminEnt Domain the Big Deal

Drew Rosenhaus in his office in Miami. “The University of Miami has probably produced as many NFL players as any other program,” the prominent agent says.

Show Him the Money

With the NFL preseason kicking off in August, it’s part of a third decade in the business for a guy dubbed “The Most Hated Man in Pro Football” on the cover of the July 15, 1996, Sports Illustrated. Of course, with over $5 billion worth of contracts negotiated for several hundred superstars, Miami-based mega-agent Drew Rosenhaus could very well be the “most loved man in football” if you ask the players. Ocean Drive sat down with the man who inspired the movie Jerry Maguire to talk sports, Miami, and life in the spotlight. How did you get your start in this business? I grew up a big football fan in Miami, and when I got to the University of Miami [in the mid- to late-’80s], I became pals with a lot of the guys on the team. One day, [wide receiver] Michael Irvin said to me, “Hey, you would be a great agent.” So I got an internship with his agent—Mel Levine in Fort Lauderdale. I knew right there and then that this was the perfect job for me. Most agents would be located in New York or LA, but you’re a hometown boy in Miami. I love this area. I’ll never move. Thank God my wife is from Miami, so she


never wants to leave. [The couple are expecting a baby girl in the fall, their first.] And I get to work with my brother and his family. Plus, the University of Miami has probably produced as many NFL players as any other program. You’ve been videoed handling a live python in the wild, wrestling a six-foot shark in the ocean, and documented saving a child’s life via CPR. How does your personality match your job requirements? To be a successful agent, you’re really an alpha male. It’s a very macho, masculine profession. When you are around the toughest guys, the badasses of the world—absolute warriors—you have to relate to them. But at the same time, you have to be able to intellectually negotiate with the teams and owners. You have to do the research, you have to know the numbers, you have to know the roster, you have to know the personality of the people you are negotiating with. It’s a science. Miami has become an incredible sports town, with big-name players on the Heat, Dolphins, and Marlins. cOntInueD On page 238

photography by nick garcia

There is no Time off for sporTs agenT Drew rosenhaus, who negoTiaTed over $300 million in conTracT deals This offseason. by jared shapiro

EminEnt Domain the Big Deal “MiaMi is the nuMberone destination for professional athletes; it’s such a beautiful place to live.”

“The NFL is a remarkable profession,” says the man who inspired the movie Jerry Maguire, here at the football field in Miami Beach’s Flamingo Park.

LeBron James made a statement that will forever be a part of Miami’s history when he said, “I’m bringing my talents to South Beach.” The most famous professional athlete in the United States basically said, “I want to play in South Beach.” The Miami Dolphins executive vice president, Mike Tannenbaum, started out his press conference a few months ago by saying, “Welcome to the tax-free state of Florida.” Miami is the number-one destination for professional athletes; it’s such a beautiful place to live. You get attacked a lot in the media and online. What do you think of all the haters? I care, and it does bother me when people write things that aren’t true. I think it comes from angry competitors and/or people who are trying to better themselves or make a name for themselves by attacking a well-known figure. I accept that my job has some positives and negatives. With a baby on the way, and the beautiful sunshine and the bay view you have, will you slow down? You’re either going up or you’re down. I don’t want to go down. I’m not ready to retire any time soon. I like the idea of being the NFL’s most prominent agent. The NFL is a remarkable profession; it was my love as a boy. I knew that if I wasn’t going to be an NFL player, then this is better because I’ve been able to have a 30-year career in the NFL. They’re going to have to throw me out of this business. I want to go from this job straight to my coffin. OD

EXTRA POINTS GroWinG Up: “I grew up just outside Bal Harbour in San Souci. I went to W.J. Bryan Elementary School in North Miami on 125th Street, then North Miami Junior High School, then to Hillel high

school.” Forever YoUnG: “One of my favorite things to do is Barry’s

Bootcamp. I’m one of the regulars there. Why do I put myself through that rigorous training? Because it keeps me young; it keeps me in the Being greeted by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after pregame warm-ups when the Patriots played against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium last September.


business.” on teamWork: “I have seven agents, including myself: my

brother Jason, Robert Bailey, my cousins Michael Katz and Jason Katz, LeRon McCoy, and Ryan Matha. They are absolutely crucial to the success of Rosenhaus Sports.”

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Swim Guide 2015

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TREND REPORT hottest swim trends



THE PLAYGROUND OF THE RICH & FAMOUS — think Bridgette Bardot, inspires classic navy & white, Bretton stripes, mini-checks and white eyelet.

Vilebrequin, Fleur Gingham Bikini Top and Fasia Gingham Shorty, ($135, $170),

Frankies Bikinis, Capri Bikini Top and Capri Bikini Bottom ($97, $97)

Skye, Sydney One-Piece, $98,

Calypso St. Barth, Eyelet String Bikini Top and Eyelet String Bikini Bottom ($125, $125)

Helen Jon, Tortoise Bandeau Top and Tortoise Hipster Bottom, ($94, $77),

Ondademar,, Striped One-Piece, $218, Village of Merrick Park 370 San Lorenzo Ave., Suite 2400, 305-443-7105, Coral Gables,

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EXOTIC INFLUENCES FROM THIS INSPIRING CONTINENT are given a modern twist this season with mono-chromatic prints and novelty fabrics.

Jantzen, Animale Strappy Back, $116, Swim Mart, for store locations

Sauvage Swimwear by Elizabeth Southwood, Metallic Animal Print Bandeau Bikini, $195, 858-408-0100,,

Skye, Promenade Victoria Bandeau Top and Tie Side Bottom, ($72, $48),

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue, African Beat Tankini Top and African Beat Bottom, ($64, $48),

Skye, So Soft Florence Crop Top and So Soft Mid Waist Fold-Over Bottom, ($85, $46),

Ondademar, Python Print One-Piece, $230, 438 Lincoln Road, 305-535 – 3588,

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romantics ULTRA-FEMININE, FLIRTY & FUN — this trend combines a soft palette with lingerie details including lettuce edges, crochet & lace.

Sauvage Swimwear by Elizabeth Southwood, Laser-cut Lace Bikini, $250, 858-408-0100,,

Shan, Charlotte, Bandeau Bikini Top and Charlotte, Regular Rise Bottom, ($235, $125), Miami Boutique, 1560 Collins Ave., 305-695-1756,

Vilebrequin,, Flechett Paradise Print Bikini Top and Fine Paradise Print Bikini Bottom, ($145, $140)

Frankies Bikinis, Poppy One-Piece Pink Pansies Print, $198, store.

A. Che, Viona Halter Top in Villa Sara and Monroe Skirt in Villa Sara, ($68, $62),

Luli Fama, Cosita Buena, Blushing Mauve, String Bikini, $148,

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FROM MARRAKECH TO MUMBAI ethnic influences are hotter than ever - a cacophony of color with beading detail and tassel trims.

ĂĄle by Alessandra, Tied & True MacramĂŠ Bandeau Top and Tie-Side Bottom, ($124, $92),

Helen Jon, Punta Cana String Bikini Top and Punta Cana String Bikini Bottom, ($91, $76),

Luli Fama, Corazon Loco Crochet Cut Out Monokini, $194,

Luli Fama, Besos Y Lazos Bikini, $164,

Sauvage Swimwear by Elizabeth Southwood, Turquoise Beaded Bikini, $248, 858-408-0100,,

Trina Turk, Polynesian Palm, Crop-Top and Palms shirred-side hipster bottom, ($94, $68), available in department stores and

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JEWELED NECKLINES, STRAPPY SHOULDERS, fringe, lace and rhinestone clasps, the Little Black Swimsuit — perfect for a cocktail party, poolside.

Luli Fama, Verano de Rumba & Borrachera de Mar, $178,

LD by Lynda Diaz, Python Pattern with Fringe One–Piece, $80,

Virtue BECCA by Rebecca Virtue, Ritual One-Piece, $118,

Vitamin A, Bel Air Bandeau and Marilyn Tap Short ($92, $99) ,

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue, Top and Hipster, ($64, $54),

Southwood Sauvage Swimwear by Elizabeth Southwood, Crystal Plexi Plunge, $225, 858-408-0100,,


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LEFT Skye, Promenade Victoria Bandeau Top and Tie Side Bottom, ($72, $48), RIGHT Sauvage Swimwear by Elizabeth Southwood, Roma Bikini, $276, available at

LEFT åle by Alessandra, Copper Canyon Crochet Tunic with Ultra-suede Ties, $258, available at and RIGHT Calypso St. Barth, White Eyelet String Bikini top and White Eyelet String Bikini bottom ($125, $125), available at Calypso St. Barth – Bal Harbour and

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Judy Stein


Born in New York and raised in Miami Beach, Judy Stein graduated from Miami Beach Senior High before heading to the University of Florida. Her very first paying job in her field was as a copywriter for Jordan Marsh Department Stores. She’s been the Executive Director of the Swimwear Association of Florida for over 18 years and says, “I’ve grown up with the job and the organization has grown with me”!

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My husband Michael and my twin daughters, Francesca and Marti, who are heading off to college in a few weeks. They are the loves of my life! Fruits and Veggies. I’m vegan all the way. Running, spinning and the gym. Bubble Gum. Keeping it fresh and fun. My Celine, Phantom bag. I love big bags! A nude lip for understated beauty. The color white. Cool and classic. The Real Housewives TV Show — shout out to Bravo. Country music, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Journey, and James Taylor. And, of course, the beach, swimwear, swimwear, and more swimwear — accessories too!

Alessandra Ambrosio OF ÁLE BY ALESSANDRA

Alessandra Ambrosio is a globally recognized supermodel with over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. She has appeared on countless magazine covers, editorial pages, and fashion campaigns.  Ocean Drive sat down to talk with Ale about her Brazilian heritage, unique personal style, and ále by Alessandra, her namesake swimwear collection. With such a busy career as a model, what made you decide to jump into the design business? I have loved designing ever since I was small — making clothing for my dolls, for example — and I’ve always spent a lot of time searching for personal pieces that were special as well as versatile. So when the opportunity to design my own line came along it felt like the natural next step. 

designed for the new collection, called Bahia, that embodies the things I saw and the moods I felt when I was there.

There are many other hot-weather countries with beautiful beaches, so why is Brazil the international leader in designer swimwear? In Brazil we spend a lot of time on the beach in our swimwear, so we know what looks, feels, and fits best.

What is your personal style and how does it inform your creative direction for ále by Alessandra? I lean towards bohemian chic. I love flowing dresses and layering pieces with unique fabrications and details. I use pure silk with jewelry inspired trims, feathers, embroidery, and lots of prints, which suits my Brazil-bohemia meets Malibu-chic style perfectly. My personal mantra is “Forever On Vacation,” and I think that ále by Alessandra really reflects that.

How do you get inspired to develop new collections each season? People and places inspire me. I travel a fair amount for work, so there is never a shortage of ideas. There’s a group I

Which is your favorite in the 2016 collection? Wow, that’s a hard one. If I had to choose, it would probably be the suede-crochet group. The suede feels amazing on the body and it’s got a lot of great details. But, of course, I love them all!

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TOP TO BOTTOM Dita Heartbreaker, $595, Oberle, 9552 Harding Ave., Surfside,

Face A Face, $495, from Oberle, 9552 Harding Ave., Surfside,

Aqua Gold, $99, See Eyewear,

Aviator, Gold with Brown Gradiant, $99,

Heidi, $465, Morgenthal Frederics at Bal Harbour Shops, 305-866-2020

Celine, $349, from Oberle, 9552 Harding Ave., Surfside,

Honey Havana, $99, See Eyewear,

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Makoto | Modern Japanese cuisine located in the Bal Harbor Shops. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-8600 The Broken Shaker | Laid back indoor/outdoor bar featuring exotic handcrafted cocktails, at the Freehand Miami Hostel. 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727 Scarpetta | Ravishing Italian cuisine from chef Scott Conant, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4660

WYNWOOD/DESIGN DISTRICT Mandolin Aegean Bistro | Authentic countryside cuisine from Greece and Turkey. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-749-9140 Michaels Genuine Food & Drink | Michael Schwartz’s highly successful Design District eatery. 130 NE 40th St., Atlas Plaza, Miami, 305-573-5550 Coyo Taco | Upbeat spot (with a hidden bar) for Mexican street food & margaritas made with house-brand tequila. 2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-573-8228 MC Kitchen | Modern Italian cuisine offering seasonal dishes with ingredients selected on the basis of quality, harvest maturity and farming integrity. 4141 NE 2nd Ave, Suite 101A, Miami, 305-456-9948 LIV | The hip, high energy, mega-club at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680

SOUTH OF FIFTH Jugo Fresh | One of the few places in Miami with cold pressed organic juices that cater to your nutritional needs. 40 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 786-472-2552 Pura Vida | Serving raw Brazilian organic acai bowls, fresh made fruit smoothies or cold-press veggie juices. Eat in, pick up or delivery. 110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-535-4142 My Ceviche | The indoor-outdoor eatery will flaunt the brand’s signature seafood selections alongside seasonal, craft, and local beer options. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8710 Red The Steakhouse | Hot Mediterranean influenced steak house. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688 Smith & Wollensky | Classic steak dishes, outstanding seafood and award-winning wine selection. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800 Prime Italian | Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-8484

SOUTH BEACH Quality Meats | Rated top steakhouse in Manhattan in Zagat 2014 and named best new steakhouse by Details, has opened in the heart of South Beach. 1501 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-340-3333 Lido Restaurant at the Standard | Stunning waterside drinking featuring chef Mark Zeitouni’s cuisine. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-612-1163 Byblos Miami | Brings the exciting flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean to diners in a progressively designed space. 1535 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041 Katsuya | Traditional Japanese cuisine with a proactive twist, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8147 Meat Market | Chef Sean Brasel has created an imaginative top-flight menu with flair at this packed hot spot. 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088 Lure Fishbar | A seafood- driven menu overseen by Josh Capon, includes raw bar, sushi bar and Miami inspired plates, at the Loews Hotel. 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-4550

SUNSET HARBOUR Lucali | Brooklyn’s most coveted pizza in the heart of South Beach. 1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-4441 Pubbelly Sushi | Japanese small plates with Latin, Indian and Italian influences. 1424 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-9282 Icebox | Offering the finest desserts in Miami Beach. 1885 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448 Panther Coffee | Hip coffee shop perfect for a mid-day pick me up. 1875 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-677-3952

MIDTOWN Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill | From the creators of Sushi Samba, a raw bar and grill with a South American spirit. 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 786-369-0353 Salumeria 104 | Authentic Northern Italian salami shop trattoria serving traditional dishes and cured meats. 3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 305-424-9588 Bocce Bar | Rustic Italian fare, artisanal cocktails, house-made liquers, and more. 3252 NE 1st Ave. #107, Miami, 786-245-6211 Morgans Restaurant | Modern, home-style comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678 Proof Pizza | Comfortable, casual eatery specializing in Neapolitan-style pies, plus pastas, craft beer and wine. 3328 N Miami Ave., Miami, 786-536-9562

BRICKELL/DOWNTOWN Coya Restaurant | A chic, antique-filled spot inspired by Incan culture serving modern Peruvian fare & pisco sours. 999 Brickell Ave, Miamiw, 305-415-9990 Verde at PAMM | A tasty victory for the art world and beyond. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-8282 La Mar by Gastón Acurio | Features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine chef Gaston Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358 Seaspice | A seafood brasserie and lounge, is a celebration of the sense that marks the return to the core values of gastronomy. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305-440-4200

NIGHTLIFE LIV | The hip, high energy, mega-club at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680 Wall | The entirely VIP boutique lounge at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3130 Rec Room | New York-influenced upscale basement lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0199 Purdy Lounge | The perfect dark and laid-back local bar. 1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-4622 Bagatelle | Expect the restaurant’s trademark opulence in the details—like the stone-topped bar serving champagne and French wines, oversized chandeliers, and pop art all around you. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-704-3900

LATE-NIGHT BITES Gigi | Bustling and hip hot spot featuring Asian-inspired fare. 3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-573-1520 La Sandwicherie | Grab an outdoor stool at this French-owned sandwich counter, a South Beach staple since 1988. 229 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-534-8736


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1. 1 HOTEL & HOMES SOUTH BEACH 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is inspired by the incredible beachfront it’s built upon. Each home is designed to capture natural light and the sounds and textures of the beach. A fresh, new approach to living, 1 Hotel & Homes brings together sustainable living and luxury with four pools, 600 feet of beachfront, a rooftop pool lounge, and three new restaurants by Tom Colicchio. Please




Set to transform Downtown Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, Aria on the Bay will feature gorgeous sky home residences, exceptional amenities, breathtaking architecture by Arquitectonica, and an enviable bayfront location with a lifetime of unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach. 1 to 4 bedrooms with private elevators, open layouts, and top-of-the-line finishes exceed even the highest expectations of refined living. Exclusive sales and marketing by Cervera Real Estate; 305-573-0666;

3. BRICKELL HEIGHTS Dubbed the “fittest building on the block,” Brickell Heights is a 690-unit luxury condominium tower on South Miami Avenue designed by Arquitectonica boasting 5 rooftop pools, a juice bar, and Equinox and SoulCycle. Brickell Heights’ sleek towers bring a sultry vibe to the Miami skyline and will be adorned by several colorful murals by Argentine artist Fabián Burgos. Related Realty is leading sales on both towers, in collaboration with Fortune Development Sales. Visit




The Related Group and Fortune International Group have developed a distinctive 171-unit beachfront condominium property in Fort Lauderdale called Auberge Beach Residences and Spa—the only beachfront luxury residential offering available. Housed in two iconic structures, the residences have ocean views and terraces for year-round living. With a world-class spa, restaurant, and resort amenities, Auberge is poised to become the go-to destination for those seeking incomparable design and resort living. For more information, visit

5. CERVERA REAL ESTATE For more than 46 years, Cervera Real Estate has been Miami’s recognized leader in condominium, single-family, and development sales. Now spanning three generations of family-owned leadership, the world-class firm is known for its outstanding service, 19 offices throughout Miami-Dade and Broward, 320 agents, fluency in more than 20 languages, extensive global network, detailed market insight, a dynamic approach, and a reputation for results that is unparalleled in the world of South Florida real estate. Please call 305.374.3434



1. BRICKELL FLATIRON Brickell Flatiron’s architectural design introduces flowing, curvilinear forms to accommodate spacious floor plans. Panoramic views of Biscayne Bay & the Miami skyline are enhanced by wide elliptical terraces while artistically influenced interior elements distinguish the progressive structure. Brickell Flatiron residents have access to the properties state-of-the-art, hotel-inspired amenities including a private concierge service, billiards & cigar room, children’s playroom & pool, movie theater, business center, 64th floor rooftop sky club with pool, spa & fitness center. Please visit




Addressing luxury living with APT-itude, not attitude is telling, philosophy of APT TEAM at Douglas Elliman, which has sold the most exclusive properties in Miami for over a decade. With a portfolio that caters to discerning clients and including every property type from the area’s best single-family homes to oceanfront condos to million dollar plus properties, every client can expect exceptional service, as evidenced by their expanding client list and impressive track record. For them, business is personal. Please call 305.695.6007

3. GRAN PARAISO GranParaiso, with interiors by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, is the latest 55-story tower, the luxurious addition to The Related Group’s Paraiso Bay Front community in Edgewater. Creating an urbanite’s paradise of equal parts luxury and lifestyle, with amenities that include a bay front park, a private marina, an exclusive waterfront beach club by Meyer Davis, and a restaurant by Michael Schwartz. Sales are by Related Realty in collaboration with Fortune Development Sales.



4. HYDE MIDTOWN Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences, a joint venture between The Related Group and Dezer Properties, will include 60 hotel rooms and 410 luxury condominiums between Miami’s Design District and Downtown. The Rockwell Group designed the interiors with young professionals in mind. Condominium contracts are accepted for the property, with the project to open in 2017. Related Realty handles sales, in partnership with Fortune Development. For more information, visit

5. INES FLAX If you want the smartest representation in Real Estate, call or text Ines Flax today at 786 218 7600 or visit An award winner, power broker and the #1 agent at SBI a boutique company located at 1680 Meridian Avenue, she is quite accomplished and amazing in matching clients to properties. Let her extensive knowledge and expertise on active or off the market Oceanfront Luxury Condos and Waterfront Island Homes work for you!



1. PARAMOUNT FORT LAUDERDALE Offering a sophisticated city and beachfront lifestyle, PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale Beach will be the area’s first true luxury residential condominium on the beach in a decade when it opens in winter 2016. With prime ocean and garden views, the 18-story, 95-residence tower will feature all the lavish fullservice amenities of a resort such as a private pool, spa, cabanas, gym, and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Priced from $1.2 million, please visit or call 954-514-7492.




Founded by J. Eddy Martinez and Roland Ortiz in 2008, Worldwide Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage firm dedicated to the most unique and exceptional real estate worldwide. Our multilingual sales team brings a new level of experience and style to international listings. The WWP team specializes in buying, selling and renting luxury condominiums, single-family homes and commercial properties. Our residential property management division – Worldwide Development Services – offers turnkey solutions for both individual owners and institutional investors with large real estate holdings. 305.531.3100,

3. NANCY BATCHELOR Today, Nancy Batchelor’s Team ranks third within EWM with $108.5 million in sales in 2014, which consists of experienced multi-national licensed sales and marketing experts. Her team also boasts the most transactions within EWM Miami Beach in 2014, further securing Batchelor’s perennial membership in the EWM Chairman’s Club Diamond Level (as among the company’s top 1 percent of producers nationwide) and Master Broker’s Forum. Please visit or call 305.674.4070




Opulence International Realty’s Tomi Rose - Senior VP, Sports & Entertainment Division - now has the Coconut Grove waterfront estate at 3590 Crystal View Court under contract. The King’s Palace on the open bay boasts nearly 17,000 total square feet. Features include wine cellar, custom theater, private master rooftop sun deck and a concrete dock to accommodate two 60’ yachts. While the sales price cannot be disclosed, the property was listed at $15 Million. Please call 305.615.1376 or visit

5. AKA UNITED NATIONS CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCES Located in the UN section of Manhattan and designed by Asfour Guzy Architects, each residence is appointed with white oak floors, and open European style kitchens. Bathrooms are adorned with Grohe fixtures, Carrara marble and glass showers. Most residences boast private balconies. Amenities include a living room inspired lounge, technogym fitness center, a communal work table, and 24-hour Resident Services Team. Pricing for fully furnished, one bedroom units is between $1,200,000 and $1,500,000. To learn more, please visit




1. METRO 1 Celebrating 10 years in South Florida, Metro 1 and its Founder and CEO, Tony Cho, continue to expand their portfolio of commercial and residential listings, developments and community outreach in Miami’s urban core. Metro 1 Community presents the Wynwood Greenhouse, a hub for innovators, artists, and the community in a flexible open green space combining nature, architecture and art for a local community with a global presence. The Greenhouse supports Metro 1’s mission to shape neighborhoods and create sustainable cities.

2. METROPICA Metropica is an urban high-street development encompassing 65-acres of residential, hotel and commercial space. It offers eight residential towers and world-class amenities including shopping, dining recreational facilities such as a Beach Club, wellness center and Central Park. The development is a first-class destination with global appeal offering unique experiences for its residences and the community.



Now that we’re under construction on the river, we’ve moved our sales gallery to 1200 E. Las Olas. Come see why you’ll want to wake up to ocean views. Dine on your terrace with city lights. Paddleboard from your dock. Water taxi to tennis in the park. Enjoy your river view lap pool and gym overlooking the river. 2 bedrooms from the $700’s. 3 bedrooms from $1.2 million. No wonder RIVA is Ft. Lauderdale’s best selling new luxury waterfront condo. Please call 954-233-3288

4. REID HEIDENRY Reid Heidenry and his versatile RH Luxury team have become the experts in everything South Beach Real Estate. Reid just finalized a commercial lease for Maham Yoga’s first studio near Whole Foods. He’s selling a trophy Waterfront Venetian Island Home to one of thea worlds top menswear designers and is listing a combo unit in the Setai for 7.95 million. Reid is also a partner in the redevelopment of a multifamily project South of Fifth. Please visit or call 305.942.7302

5. THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES, SUNNY ISLES BEACH A sumptuous urban oasis composed of 212 condominium homes, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach blends the incomparable service of The Ritz-Carlton brand with contemporary architecture, distinguished style and gracious living. Developed by Fortune International Group and Chateau Group, the property will be one of the few stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in the world. Designed by Arquitectonica, it will feature 2.2 acres of lush landscaping, pools and private beach amenities, along with dazzling interiors by Italian designer Michele Bönan., 305-744-5175

6. THE SHORE CLUB The Shore Club, located beachfront in the heart of South Beach, has long been a major Miami Beach destination, renowned for offering a luxurious, firstclass hotel experience set against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. This iconic property will be transformed into seventy-five luxury condominium residences and a hotel complex by world-renowned, multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, IsayWeinfeld. Please call 305.351.9496 or visit




1. THE ESTATES AT ACQUALINA With two modern oceanfront residential towers and a 45,000-square-foot amenity villa fronting its 5.6-acre park-like gardens, The Estates at Acqualina totally raises the bar on luxury living in South Florida. This one-of-a-kind resort-style community offers indoor and outdoor activities including ice-skating, bowling, basketball, bocce, soccer FlowRiding and simulated golf and Formula One racing. And the house car is a Rolls Royce. Sweet. Price: $3.9 million to $40 million. 305.933.6666, 17901 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida;

2. PARAMOUNT MIAMI WORLDCENTER PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter — the signature residential tower of the expansive Miami Worldcenter — will be just an elevator ride away from the vibrant blend of retail, restaurants, lush parks, galleries and nightlife planned for the cosmopolitan mixeduse development. Set to tower above Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, the 500+ city and bayview residences will be adorned with a six-acre amenity deck, lush parks and multiple resort-style pools. Please visit or call (855) 756-0123.

3. IRIS ON THE BAY Iris on the Bay is a collection of 43 Fee Simple, Townhomes with 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans, modern architecture, 2-car garages, rooftop terraces, private elevators, and boat slips. 25 townhomes face Indian Creek providing glistening waterfront views and marine access to Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The remaining 18 townhomes face Fairway Park offering residents an 18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground, and plenty of green space. Please call 305.695.6039.

4. SIEBER INTERNATIONAL With the bridge between New York and Miami firmly connected, Ruedi Sieber’s thought behind creating a sophisticated full-service realty firm is to obtain top agents, knowledgable in both cities. This better serves clients wanting to buy in both cities, whether it’s for personal pleasure or investment while working with the same trusted broker. Thirty-five agents strong and still growing, Sieber’s excited about future expansions. Sieber International is taking real estate to the next level. Please visit or call 786-420-2933

5. W FORT LAUDERDALE W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 46 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. For more information, visit

6. TURNBERRY OCEAN CLUB Turnberry Ocean Club is an ultra-luxury 54 story tower with 154 residences designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata, featuring over 70,000 sq ft of amenities of which 40,000 sq ft are contained in the Sky Club on levels 30, 31 and 32. There will be two sunrise and sunset swimming pools, hydrotherapy spa, a Sky theater, indoor and outdoor fitness center with a yoga/pilates studio, and more. For more information, call 305.933.3000 or visit




1. THE OCEAN RESORT RESIDENCES Own different at The Ocean Resort Residences, an innovation-driven condo-hotel situated at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. Offering luxury living on the sands of South Florida’s most exclusive beach strip, residences are designed with nautical interiors to emulate an elegant mega yacht. Resort-style amenities include a full-service spa, signature oceanfront dining and poolside restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center, The Jewel Box, a glassencased, technology-savvy meeting facility and Sky Beach, Fort Lauderdale’s first private beach club in the sky., 954-749-7200

2. THREE HUNDRED COLLINS Three Hundred Collins, the first Miami-based project by New York City’s elite architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, is a 19-unit luxury boutique property nestled in South Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood. Through a unique blend of natural environment and cool, contemporary design, Three Hundred Collins offers residents a modern retreat in the heart of Miami. Slated for delivery in 2017, unit prices range from $1.2 to over $9 million. Developer: JMH Development. Exclusive sales by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information contact 305762-9162 or



SLS LUX Brickell is the latest evolution from the SLS Hotels and Residences brand. SLS LUX is codeveloped by The Related Group and The Allen Morris Company, in collaboration with leading hospitality group, sbe. The tower will feature 450 residences and 85 luxury suites. The residences boast a tennis and fitness center; sky roof top pool; limousine services; wine cellar and cigar room; in addition to two dining experiences, Katsuya and SBar.

4. JACKY LONDONO With more than 18 years in the Real Estate Industry, Jacky Londono has been awarded “Top Producer” in some of the most prestigious Real Estate companies in South Florida. These companies became her classroom and platform to create her own company, Morgan Whitney, Inc. The JL Team is comprised of experienced and active professionals in the South Florida Real Estate Market and throughout the globe with over 80 affiliated companies., 888.335.8585

5. MODA NORTH BAY VILLAGE Emerging from the booming North Bay Village and built overlooking the Biscayne Bay, Moda North Bay Village Apartments are the premier address for stylish, modern rentals in Miami. Brand new luxury apartments built in the vision of 1950s art-deco, with bold geometric motifs, world-class amenities, and breath-taking water views from every apartment home – perfect for high-style living in the prestigious North Miami Beach area. Contact us today and schedule your visit to paradise. Please call 305-521-1614 or visit

6. JADE SIGNATURE Fortune International Group announces the release of the coveted penthouses at Jade Signature. Uniting the best in design, including Pritzker-prize winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Parisian interior design firm PYR, Jade Signature offers a revolutionary approach to design from the inside out. Exclusive features include private pools, between 5,000 to over 7,500 square feet of outdoor living area, private gyms and spa lounge (Upper Penthouse). For more information visit

Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRRoF) is a non-proďŹ t organization dedicated to placing Labrador Retrievers in loving permanent homes. Our Rescue is comprised of hardworking volunteers and vets that are committed to placing labs in new homes. We have been working together since 2000 and have rescued close to 8000 dogs so far. LRRoF, Inc. provides foster and veterinary care for Labradors in our adoption program. To learn more, visit and Follow us on

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Bradford Paige, Joy Eber, and Joe Fava at Inside Out’s cocktail event during Maison & Objet Americas week in the Miami Design District.

Chris Riley, Ed and Tracey Dikes, and Pat Riley at Weston Jewelers.

Harvey Daniels and Anna Sherrill at the L’Atelier Residences official broker launch at Bagatelle South Beach.

Paulo Bacchi and Edgardo Defortuna at the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach designer showcase.

Stephanie DeThomas, Ray Rosario, and Janette Giddings at the Bellini Williams Island sculpture dedication and Williams Island Marina grand opening. Ela Mast and Yolanda Doeksen at the Formula E Miami e-Prix sponsored by Van Dutch.

Carlos Melo, David Martin, and Philip Spiegelman at The Real Deal’s South Florida Broward County Forum.

Alina Shriver and Bernie Yuman at the 93rd Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala and Silent Auction at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Alan, Diane, Jessica, and Nathan Lieberman at the 93rd Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala and Silent Auction at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.



Andi Potamkin, Meg Sharpe, and Marlies Verhoeven at the Miu Miu store opening celebration in the Miami Design District.

Jason Strauss and Gino LoPinto at E11even Miami.


Emilio Estefan, Don Shula, and Gloria Estefan at the 93rd Miami Beach Chamber Dinner Gala and Silent Auction at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.


Maria Sharapova

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Nick Bollettieri and Victoria Azarenka at Kids Day presented by Lexus.

Novak Djokovic on Key Biscayne.

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Josh Capon, Scott Conant, and Genie Bouchard at the Taste of the Open.

Rafael Nadal Andy Murray Sloane Stephens and Serinda Swan


THE 2015 MIAMI OPEN presented by Itaú combined

the best in sports and entertainment as the greatest tennis players in the world joined celebrity chefs, supermodels, and Olympic gold medalists in giving more than 300,000 attendees an experience to remember. The tournament’s events were also shared with the entire world via more than 13,000 hours of global television coverage. Serena Williams at the Final’s Presentation. OCEANDRIVE.COM


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Miami Worldcenter, the signature residential tower of the Miami Worldcenter project, celebrated the launch of the Paramount Worldcenter sales gallery. More than 1,500 guests toasted the long-awaited Miami Worldcenter’s first component with cocktails courtesy of Fleur de Lis Vodka and takeaway sweets from Helena Chocotejas.

Ramón Corona, Daniel de la Vega, and Jon Paul Pérez DJ Erok

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Tina and Dan Carlo at Night of the Monarchs hosted by Metro 1 Properties to benefit the Wynwood Greenhouse.

Pete Tierney, Nicole Henry, and Jonathan Garcia at The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty Miami gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

Stacey Glassman and Ximena Cho at Night of the Monarchs hosted by Metro 1 Properties to benefit the Wynwood Greenhouse.

Jimmy Vargas, Vanessa Menkes, and Max Pierre at La Savina at the Mondrian South Beach in celebration of “The Connectors” from Ocean Drive’s April issue.

Tanya and Kevin Maloney at Night of the Monarchs hosted by Metro 1 Properties to benefit the Wynwood Greenhouse.

Richard Ingraham and Chantel Christopher at La Savina at the Mondrian South Beach in celebration of “The Connectors” from Ocean Drive’s April issue. Carolyn Travis, Leslie Wolfson, and Lisa Heiden-Koffler at La Savina at the Mondrian South Beach in celebration of “The Connectors” from Ocean Drive’s April issue.

Michael Briansky and Jay Parker at The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/ Confronting Cruelty Miami gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

Brian Elias and Alfredo J. González at La Savina at the Mondrian South Beach in celebration of “The Connectors” from Ocean Drive’s April issue.

Eric and Nicole Jacobs and Steve Temes at The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/ Confronting Cruelty Miami gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

Tony Cho, Lola Bellaflores, and Roberto Rovira at Night of the Monarchs hosted by Metro 1 Properties to benefit the Wynwood Greenhouse.

Ardath Rosengarden and Wayne Pacelle at The Humane Society of the United States’ Celebrating Animals/Confronting Cruelty Miami gala at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.



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Daniel Novela at the Maison & Objet Americas kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Todd Davis and Robert Brown at the Maison & Objet Americas kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Shaun Thompson and Cami Wright at the Maison & Objet Americas kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Philip Levine and Zanini de Zanine at the Maison & Objet Americas Awards Ceremony at New World Center.



David Pulley and Stephen Macricostas at the Maison & Objet Americas cocktail party hosted by Niche Media, Ocean Drive, and the Miami Design District.

Craig Robins, Leo Capote, and Philippe Brocart at the Maison & Objet Americas Awards Ceremony at New World Center. David Pompa and Sandra Montiel at the Maison & Objet Americas Awards Ceremony at New World Center.

Francesco Vuono, David Groene, and Ricardo Britto at the Maison & Objet Americas cocktail party hosted by Niche Media, Ocean Drive, and the Miami Design District.

Susanne Birbragher, Dennis Leyva, Maureen Bruckmayr, and Clark Reynolds at the Maison & Objet Americas kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Diana and Erick Reyes at the Maison & Objet Americas cocktail party hosted by Niche Media, Ocean Drive, and the Miami Design District.

Roberto Lugo and Teresa Banjadas at the Maison & Objet Americas kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

DJ YSL at the Maison & Objet Americas Awards Ceremony at New World Center.

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Casi Davis and Monica Mejía at the Mondrian South Beach.

Noah Becker and Michael Malone at Wall at the W South Beach.

Lucy Elisia, Charlotte Headon, and Maili Nomm at Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach.

James Soylu and Isabella Corrales at Seaspice.

Alex Mitchell and Los de la Vega at Mynt Lounge.

Allison Kadoche and Solenne Balkany at Bâoli Miami. Robin Schulz at the Delano Beach Club.

Zack and Gina Bush at Ball & Chain. Reid Waters and Christa Marie at Rec Room at the Gale South Beach.

DJ Ruckus and DJ Savi at E11even Miami.



Stefanie Smolski and Ahol Sniffs Glue at Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach.

Marcelo Sánchez and Anna Fernándes at Villa Azur.

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Asha Elias, Chris Cook, and Jim Drain at the Cannonball benefit dinner with Drain at The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Maria Soler DuBreuil, Helen Levan, Nicole Kirigin, Brianna Addolorato, Vila Digryte, Kimberly Ramirez, Britt Buttler, and Fernanda Uesler at Spring InCircle 2015 at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables.

Katherine Wald and Iva Kosovic at Sizzle Splash: Season Finale with Friends of NWS at the Surfcomber.

Erica Pelosini and Jose Forteza at a Jimmy Choo luncheon hosted by Capretto Shoes at The Miami Beach Edition.


Yolanda Berkowitz and Melissa Netkin at the second annual Charitable Couples event at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

Justin Peck and Toby Lerner Ansin at the Miami City Ballet preperformance dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Gabriella von Rosen and Aaron von Powell at The Little Farm House.

Carlos Guerra, Sue Kronick, and Jennifer Kronenberg at the Miami City Ballet Artist’s Circle Reception at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Kristen Arbuckle Lazenby and Matthew Whitman Lazenby at Fashion Project’s launch at Bal Harbour Shops.

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Jackie Soffer and Nikki Simkins at the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District grand opening.

Anthony Ledru, Marc Spiegler, and Craig Robins at the Louis Vuitton Miami Design District grand opening.

Lydia Touzet and Barbara Hevia at the Miracle Makers Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Belkys Nerey, Danny Santiago, and Candela Ferro at the Miu Miu Miami Design District grand opening.

Norman and Irma Braman and Stefanie and Evan Reed at the “Ryan Sullivan” exhibit at ICA Miami.

Penelope Sosa and René Ruiz at the 15th annual Miracle Makers Luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.

Marcos Noel and Malin Svensson at the Wynwood Life festival.


Marc Buoniconti and Dick Anderson at The Christine E. Lynn Rehab Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis groundbreaking celebration at Quality Meats Miami Beach.

Adam Koffler and Jeff Berkowitz at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Phillip Frost, Felicia Knaul, Julio Frenk, and Patricia Frost at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Agustina Woodgate and Sandra Teitge at PAMM’s Third Thursdays: Poplife Social.

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Gil and Lorena Dezer and Maria and Sebastian Tettamanti at The Porsche Scavenger Hunt hosted by The Collection.

Dennis and Debra Scholl at the 2015 Spring Fling in the Magic City hosted by Locust Projects. Trinidad James and Teyana Taylor at Story.

Dirty South, Erick Morillo, and Amy Thomson at Story.

Alex Gartenfeld and Ryan Sullivan at Sullivan’s solo exhibit at ICA Miami.

Trina at her performance at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of Odesza at FDR at the Delano.

Nicole Kirigin, Paula Lauro, and Johanna Da Ru at the Couture Concierge event at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.

Fernanda Uesler and Lana Bramlette at Bramlette’s personal appearance at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

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4 1. FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH Summer is the perfect season to take advantage of sun soaked days and fun-filled nights at Fontainebleau with a variety of savings throughout the resort. Delight in our Bleau Summer package with a $50 poolside credit included in your stay or enjoy your third night at 50% savings with the Days of Summer package. A vacation at Fontainebleau is ideal for families because kids 12 and under dine with our compliments. Call 305-538-2000 or visit

2. HOTEL CROYDON South Beach Group is pleased to announce its expansion into Midbeach with Hotel Croydon, a fullyrenovated boutique hotel located steps away from the ocean. The 7-story Hotel Croydon dazzles with 104 guest rooms including a sprawling Penthouse with ocean views, meeting room and banquet space, a gym, an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sun deck with 360 degree views of the ocean and Miami. Please visit



Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is known as one of the most exclusive and captivating islands in the world. Views of turquoise water and uninhabited islands are enjoyed from thirty luxury suites. Thatched bungalows exude tropical flair and insure a serene experience. In addition to exquisite accommodations, award winning Chef Roly Cruz-Taura as created a culinary experience to savor. A visit to this tropical hideaway is a must for discerning guests. Call 800-343-8567 or visit Little Torch Key, FL.

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5. DELANO Plan a trip to South Beach’s most iconic hotel, Delano, this summer. Delano has re-introduced their signature spa, agua. The 3,500 square foot spa includes a 2,000 square foot solarium with lounge chairs and infinite ocean views on the rooftop of the iconic hotel. agua at Delano’s signature Milk and Honey Treatment, using a blend of honey and organic sesame oil, is now available along with luxury treatments available in room, at the solarium and in poolside cabanas. Call 305-672-2000 for more information.



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The all-suite wing of Gale South Beach is an exclusive guest-only property offering the highest level of privacy and personalized service, supreme comfort and relaxation, 25 expansive quarters and state-ofthe-art amenities. Kaskades Suites offers an indoor-outdoor sanctuary for all guests that also carries throughout its event and corporate accommodations. The intimate rooftop terrace offers a kitchen, private pool and sweeping views overlooking the Frank Gehrydesigned New World Symphony and the city’s main points of interest. Please call 305.673.0199

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1. THOMPSON MIAMI BEACH The ultimate summer staycation awaits at Thompson Miami Beach, the locallyinspired beachfront resort that debuted in November 2014 with a 1950s Art Deco flare. With rates starting at $229 per night, indulge in the hotel’s rooftop spa; lounge poolside in shaded cabanas; eat and drink at Crown Room and 1930s House; savor classic brasserie fare at James Beard awardwinning Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Seagrape restaurant; and rest in a Martin Burdnizkidesigned guest room that blends a playful palette of bright colors and vintage glamour. Visit



Escape to Miami’s Best Address, The St. Regis Bal Harbour. This five-star, five-diamond resort is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, quiet unwavering taste, anticipatory service and seductive amenities. This exclusive Miami Beach enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops, and features J&G Grill, a restaurant concept created by Jean-Georges, a sushi lounge, the 5-star Remède Spa, and signature St. Regis Butler Service. There is no address like St. Regis. Visit

Located just steps from the famed Collins Avenue and white sand beaches, the Riviera South Beach Hotel is a botique hideway comprised of 3 disticnt buildings for celebrities, jetsetters and trendsetters. Guests can indulge in secluded luxury and an array of amenities in South Beach’s most unique setting. The Riviera features include an intimate courtyard pool oasis, rooftop pool overlooking Miami Beach and Cuban restuarnt and bar, Moreno’s Cuba featuring traditional cuisine and live music nightly. Please visit

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Byblos Miami Brings the exciting flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean to diners in a progressively designed space. 1535 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041


George’s in the Grove Lively, casual bistro featuring French classics. 3145 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-444-7878

Town Kitchen & Bar Global comfort foods and an irresistible brunch special. 7301 SW 57th Ct., South Miami, 305-740-8118

Love Is Blind A culinary adventure that takes you all over the globe. 225 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables, 305-748-6118

Versailles The authentic and famous Miami-Cuban classic.


Bizcaya Mediterranean-influenced cuisine serving fresh fish and prime cuts of beef, at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove.

Monty’s Raw Bar Scenic waterside spot offering seafood goodies. 2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove, 305-856-3992


Ortanique on the Mile New World Caribbean cuisine, island elegance. 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-446-7710

Bocce Bar Midtown’s latest addition distinguishes itself from the rest with a bocce ball court and its rustic feel and cozy ambiance. 3252 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-245-6211

Palme d’Or Fabulous French fare, at the landmark Biltmore Hotel. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-913-3201

The Butcher Shop Trendy addition to Wynwood that fuses retail, restaurant and beer garden into one gourmet hot-spot.

Artisan The newest hot spot in Key Biscayne perfect for sandwiches or tapas. 658 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne;

3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680

Cantina Beach Miami’s only oceanfront, coastal Mexican restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4500

Caffe Abbracci Dine beneath the glow of a ruby-red starlight chandelier and the brilliance of Venetian glass on Italian-inspired foods including great carpaccio’s, the freshest fish, homemade pastas or succulent NY meats.

3555 SW 8 St., Miami, 305-444-0240

165 NW 23rd Street, Miami, 305-846-9120

Pascal’s on Ponce Contemporary French cuisine. 2611 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-444-2024

Cafeina Diverse hot-spot offering intriguing art, nightlife and tasty cuisine in the heart of Wynwood. 297 NW 23rd Street,

318 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-441-0700

Peacock Garden Cafe The ideal setting for outside dining at anytime of day. 2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove,

Miami, 305-438-0792

Christy’s Restaurant The steak house meets the piano bar at this Miami staple. 3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,



Red Fish Grill Romantic, waterside seafood dining experience. 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, 305-668-8788

The Cypress Room The Genuine Hospitality Group’s latest Design District haunt gives an elegant nod to 1920’s American fine dining. 3620 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-520-5197

Cioppino Tuscan cuisine capturing the romance of Old World Italy, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne, 305-365-4156

Sushi Samba The finest fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine at the Westin Colonnade Hotel.

The Federal Tackling comfort food classics like pot pies, biscuits and gravy, this eatery will rock your world. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559

180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305-448-4990

Eating House Not your typical steakhouse, this hipster-esque hotspot is known for its eclectic menu serving playful dishes such as “Cap’n Crunch” pancakes for brunch. 804 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-6524

Swine Southern Table & Bar This joint is a place to hang with friends, sip a little whiskey, and indulge in genuine Southern cooking. 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables,

Harry’s Pizzeria Chef and owner Michael Schwartz’s newest creation offers a cozy and comfortable neighborhood spot to enjoy some creative, wood-oven pizzas, craft beers, and a selection of delectable desserts. 3918 N. Miami Ave., Miami,



LISTINGS Naoe Experience natural Japanese cuisine as Chef Kevin Cory serves a unique Chef’s Choice menu. 661 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-947-6263

Novecento Argentinean and Mediterranean cuisine. 1414 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-403-0900

The Oceanaire Ultra fresh seafood and American Steak house. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami 305-372-8862 OTC Comfort cuisine is served as the name suggests — overthe-counter. 1250 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-4612 PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steak House Born from the nostalgia felt from the “Porteño”-like cuisine, PM has the influence of not only the parrilladas but also all the different styles all over the world. 1453 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-200-5606

LILT Lounge Hosts happy hour from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, with live music. Specialty cocktails, $1 oysters and the terrace has direct water views and a breeze, at the EPIC. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, 305-351-7403

Pollos y Jarras Authentic Peruvian cuisine with an extensive selection of BBQ, grilled meats, and tapas all ideally complimented by signature cocktails. 115 NE 3rd Ave., Miami, 786-567-4940

Seaspice A seafood brasserie and lounge, is a celebration of the sense that marks the return to the core values of gastronomy. 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, 305-440-4200

Gigi Bustling and hip hot spot featuring Asian-inspired fare.

cocktails on tap, is soon to be Brickell’s favored hotspot.

3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-573-1520

30 SW 12th St., Miami, 305-808-5555

Mandolin Aegean Bistro Authentic countryside cuisine from Greece and Turkey. 4312 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-749-9140

Biscayne Tavern Located in the B2 Miami downtown, this casual neighborhood gathering post serves up the next evolution of comfort food. 146 Biscayne Blvd., Miami,

Soya y Pomodoro Intimate Italian located in a quaint Neoclassical alcove. 120 NE 1st St., Miami, 305-381-9511

MC Kitchen Modern Italian cuisine offering seasonal dishes with ingredients selected on the basis of quality, harvest maturity, and farming integrity. 4141 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 101A,


Toscana Divino Brickell’s Italian trattoria features an Italian happy hour, “Aperitivo Italiano,” every Wednesday.

Cantina La Veinte A cultural expression of true Mexican cuisine featuring traditional Mexican decor with an art deco flare and over 100 brands of Mexican wine pairings. 465

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-371-2767

Miami, 305-456-9948

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Michael Schwartz’s highly successful Design District eatery. 130 NE 40th St., Atlas Plaza,

Brickell Ave., Miami, 786-623-6135

Miami, 305-573-5550

Cipriani Exquisite Italian restaurant with impeccable service and elegant design. 465 Brickell Ave. CU1, Miami, 786-329-4090

Tamarina Specializes in Italian cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean coast incorporating freshly caught seafood and local produce which is prepared using classic Italian techniques. 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami, 305-579-1888

Mignonette A raw oyster bar with a welcoming environment where seafood lovers can share a bottle of bubbly while enjoying a dozen of the freshest oysters. 210 NE 18th Street,

Crazy About You A truly unique lounge setting, and picturesque water front dining experience. 1155 Brickell Bay Dr,

Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant From celebrity chef Carla Pellegrino, featuring an array of dishes ranging from meat to pastas to seafood and sushi. 15 NE 11th Street,

Miami, 305-374-4635

Miami, (305) 377-4442

Miami, 305-358-9848

Morgans Modern, home-style comfort food for brunch, lunch and dinner. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678

CVI.CHE 105 This bustling Peruvian eatery has quickly become a hip downtown landmark. 105 NE 3rd Ave., Miami,

Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House A fantastic combination of the freshest Florida Stone Crab, juicy steaks and a selection of over 100 wines. 777 Brickell Ave., Miami,


Sakaya Kitchen This delicious offering from chef Richard Hales re-imagines Asian fast food in a decidedly gourmet way. 3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-8096


db Bistro Moderne The New York sensation from chef Daniel Boulud, in downtown’s JW Marriott Marquis. 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-350-0750

Salumeria 104 Authentic Northern Italian salumi shop and trattoria serving traditional dishes and cured meats. 3451 NE

Tuyo Sitting atop Miami Dade College’s new Miami Culinary Institute, Tuyo is an exquisite fusion of New World flavors. 415 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-237-3200

Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita Located in the heart of Brickell’s Financial District, the restaurant, offers a unique selection of International fusion cuisine.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Wolfgang Zweiner’s famous steak house has finally arrived in Miami. 315 S. Biscayne Blvd.,

Sugarcane From the creators of Sushi Samba, a raw bar and grill with a South American spirit. 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami,

1000 South Miami Ave., Miami, 305-403-3103

Miami, 305-487-7130


Edge Steak & Bar This stylish departure from the traditional steak house is the new crown jewel of The Four Seasons Hotel Miami. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190

Zuma Internationally acclaimed Japanese “pub fare” from London restaurateur Rainer Becker, at the Epic Hotel.

1st Ave., Miami, 305-424-9588

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar Affordable global Latino cuisine meets cutting-edge art. 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-722-8959


Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market Fabulously fresh fish, right on the river. 398 NW North River Dr., Miami, 305-375-0765

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-577-0277

MIAMI BEACH 1930s House A historic, intimate Mediterranean-inspired hideaway where music, conversation and avant-garde cocktails flow at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue,

Area 31 Great seafood from the namesake region encompassing the Florida coast and Central America.

Il Gabbiano Decadent, exquisite Italian cuisine served inside or out, overlooking Biscayne Bay. 335 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami,

270 S. Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, 305-424-5234


Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room A contemporary restaurant and lounge offering guests an innovative and international menu paired with a minimalistic setting to complement the view of an incandescent Miami skyline.

La Mar by Gaston Acurio Features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gastón Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr.,

1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-6529

Miami, 305-913-8358

1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-3061

Azul French inspired cuisine with an Asian twist at the Mandarin Oriental. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358

LILT Lounge Hosts happy hour from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, with live music. Specialty cocktails, $1 oysters and the terrace has direct water views and a breeze, at the EPIC. 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, 305-351-7403

Baires Grill This casual and trendy establishment satiates your appetite with an authentic, high-quality Argentinian cuisine. 1116 Lincoln Rd. Mall, Miami Beach,

Batch Fresh off a successful opening, this Gastropub, with

Miami Beach, 786-605-4041

A Fish Called Avalon Contemporary tropical menu featuring award-winning seafood dishes. 700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-1727

AltaMare Neighborhood gem with great seafood and pasta.


LISTINGS The Bazaar by José Andrés Masterfully re-imagined Spanish cuisine, at the SLS Hotel South Beach.

with integrity. 730 1st St., Miami Beach, 305-604-6800

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-5000

Fogo de Chão The original Brazilian steak house with continuous tableside service and 15 cuts of meat. 836 1st

Bâoli Miami A dining experience that truly excites the senses: an elegant and vibrant ambiance with an alluring menu. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8822

St., Miami Beach, 305-672-0011

Barceloneta Catalan Bistro and Mercat that will transport you to Spain through taste alone. 1400 20th St., Miami Beach,

The Forge Restaurant & Lounge Chef Christopher Lee brings his award-winning talent to this culinary institution with an innovative take on the classic American steakhouse. 432 41st St., Miami Beach, 305-538-8533


Barton G. The Restaurant Upscale American eatery, plus lots of dazzle. 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-8881 Bianca Modern Italian fare at the Delano’s signature restaurant. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-6400

Fratelli La Bufala Sumptuous pizzas and pastas prepared with the freshest buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy. 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0700

Fung Kú Asian Cuisine Korean BBQ and Sushi Bar, at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. 1720 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-7905

Big Pink Bright and fun diner, serving full-bodied classics. 157 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4700

Hakkasan The exquisite Chinese creations of London restaurateur Alan Yau, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave.,

BLT Steak at The Betsy Hotel Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the American steak house. 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami

Miami Beach, 786-276-1388

Beach, 305-673-0044

HaVen Gastro-Lounge An intimate, high-tech gastro-lounge featuring global small plates by Chef Todd Erickson and innovative craft cocktails. 1237 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-987-8885

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila “Shepard Style” Mexican street food straight out of a vintage Airstream taco truck filling the area’s void for vibrant, authentic Mexican cuisine. 1220 16th

1747 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-604-1811 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-8448

Bolibar A nighttime hangout spot with live music, djs, and a Latin-Asian fusion menu. 2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach,

Il Mulino From Abruzzo to South Beach, Il Mulino New York presents unforgettable, classic Italian cuisine in a chic, modern dining experience. 840 First St., Miami Beach, 305-466-9191

Byblos Miami Brings the exciting flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean to diners in a progressively designed space.

A contemporary bar and grill featuring a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ innovative dishes, at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-993-3333

Icebox Offering the finest desserts in Miami Beach.

Street, Miami Beach, 305-704-2145


J&G Grill

Joe’s Stone Crab A must-see Miami institution since 1913. 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-0365

Macchialina Taverna Rustica The Italian spot for locals with rustic, seasonally inspired cooking by acclaimed chef Michael Pirolo. 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-534-2124 Maxine’s Bistro At The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, is somewhat of an institution on Collins Avenue, serving American bistro fare with an international twist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-3527

1535 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-508-5041

Café Prima Pasta Authentic Italian meats, cheeses, pastas and desserts since 1993. 414 71st St., Miami Beach,

Juvia Artistic food presentation and an innovative take on Asian fusion, with stunning views of South Beach. 1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-763-8272


Canyon Ranch Grill Wholesome seasonal dishes with an emphasis on local farming methods. 6801 Collins Ave., Miami

Katsuya Traditional Japanese cuisine with a provocative twist, at the SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2995

Meat Market Chef Sean Brasel has created an imaginative, top-flight menu with flair at this packed hot spot.

Khong River House Authentic Northern Thai cuisine served in a farmhouse-styled interior. 1661 Meridian Ave., Miami

915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-532-0088

Beach, 305-763-8147

Monty’s Sunset Miami’s ultimate Seafood Bistro features a raw bar and ceviche bar with breathtaking sunset views and a bay front location. 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, 305-672-1148

Beach, 305-514-7474

Casa Tua Italian restaurant with a private upstairs lounge and la dolce vita vibe. 1700 James Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1010 Cecconi’s The Italian sensation from Mayfair and West Hollywood has brought its A-list vibe to the Soho Beach House. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902

La Locanda Classic Italian just south of Fifth Street. 419 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-6277

La Piaggia A St-Tropez beach club without the jet lag. De Rodriguez Cuba Reminiscent of the exhilarating nightlife of old world Havana, Cuba, serving Modern Cuban Cuisine in South Beach’s chic South of Fifth neighborhood, at the Hilton Bentley. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-539-9009

1000 South Pointe Dr., Miami Beach, 305-674-0647

DiLido Beach Club A casually elegant oceanfront restaurant and lounge with ocean-table cuisine and a relaxed, chic ambiance perfect for people-watching, at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. 155 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach 786-276-4000

1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-514-1500

La Savina Offers a simple mix of amazingly fresh crudos, grilled meats and fish in South Florida, served alongside unmatched views of Biscayne Bay, at the Mondrian Hotel.

Larios on the Beach Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s award winning go-to destination for cuban cuisine. 820 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-532-9577

Dolce Italian Contemporary take on Italian classics located at The Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-975-2550 Drunken Dragon South Beach’s first Korean barbecue restaurant presents a unique method of table side cooking while offering a combination of Asian inspired dishes as well as tropical, exotic cocktails. 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach,


Estiatorio Milos Costas Spiliadis Celebrates the arts, culture and cuisine of Greece and is committed to providing guests a true understanding of fresh ingredients simply prepared

Moreno’s Cuba At the Riviera South Beach A Cuban-inspired eatery developed around an authentic Havana-style café, with a culinary ethos based around Cuban Tapas and small plates made for sharing. 318 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-538-7444

Morimoto South Beach Famed Iron Chef Morimoto seamlessly integrates Western ingredients with traditional Japanese techniques inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-341-1500 Mr Chow Iconic Chinese showplace at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-1695

The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill Stunning waterside dining featuring chef Mark Zeitouni’s cuisine, at The Standard. 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-1717

Lucali Brooklyn’s most coveted pizza in the heart of South Beach. 1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach, 305-695-4441


The Dutch A roots-inspired restaurant, Bar and Oyster Room at the W South Beach. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

Michael Mina 74 Award-winning chef Michael Mina, brings sophisticated, American bistro-style fare to the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach, with a dynamic menu that features whimsical dishes and handcrafted cocktails from across the globe. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 1-877-326-7412

Lure Fishbar A seafood-driven menu, overseen by Josh Capon, includes raw bar, sushi bar and Miami-inspired plates. Robert Ferrara helms the beverage program with nautical-themed libations including the Catch and Release, at the Loews Hotel. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-4550

Macaluso’s Restaurant Staten Island home-cooked Italian.

My Ceviche This indoor-outdoor eatery will flaunt the brand’s signature seafood selections alongside seasonal, craft, and local beer options. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-397-8710

News Cafe This 24-hour spot remains the heart and soul of South Beach. 800 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-6397 Nobu Legendary Japanese seafood delicacies, at the Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-695-3232 Orange Blossom A modern bistro featuring internationally, high-quality, affordable fare inside the Boulan South Beach Hotel. 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8983

LISTINGS Porfirio’s A contemporary take on flavorful Mexican cuisine. 850 Commerce Street, Miami Beach, 786-216-7675

Prime Fish Fish shack meets sophisticated fine dining; renowned restaurant owner Myles Chefetz has done it again with his new restaurant that is sure to please all seafood lovers. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-4550 Prime Italian Upscale American-Italian sister restaurant to Prime One Twelve. 101 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-8484 Prime One Twelve Extraordinary, modern take on the classic steak house. 112 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-532-8112 Pubbelly Gastropub This innovative tavern features a menu of homemade pâtés, specialty terrines and braised dishes, and its signature Asian street food. 1418 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555

Pubbelly Sushi Japanese small plates with Latin, Indian and Italian influences. 1424 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-9282

Lure Fishbar A seafood-driven menu, overseen by Josh Capon, includes raw bar, sushi bar and Miami-inspired plates. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-4550

Pura Vida Serving raw Brazilian organic acai bowls, fresh made fruit protein smoothies or cold-press veggie juices with soups, salads, sandwiches, pitas & wraps with vegan options. Eat-in, pick-up or delivery. 110 Washington Ave.,

Terrazza at Shore Club This casual, Italian chophouse offers the ultimate in indoor-outdoor dining with the cool vibe and energy of Shore Club. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

J &G Grill A contemporary bar and grill featuring a curated selection of Jean-Georges’ innovative dishes, at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,

Miami Beach, 305-535-4142



Quality Meats Rated top steakhouse in Manhattan in Zagat 2014 and named best new steakhouse by Details, Quality Meats has opened in the heart of South Beach at Collins and 15th. 1501 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-340-3333

Texas De Brazil A unique concept that offers diners a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad area.

Makoto Modern Japanese cuisine in the Bal Harbour Shops.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana Twin chefs Nicola and Fabrizio Carro stir up traditional Northern Italian cuisine. 1014 Lincoln

Palm Restaurant Old New York-style steak house. Tongue and Cheek Upscale American cuisine with a trendy, yet relaxing ambiance. 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

9650 E. Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor Islands, 305-868-7256


Pilar Named after Hemingway’s famed fishing boat, this Aventura neighborhood gem offers seafood-focused, modern American classics from Executive Chef Erica Nicholl using locally-sourced and peak-of-the-season ingredients.

Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-4833

Red, The Steakhouse Hot Mediterranean-influenced steak house. 119 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-3688 Restaurant Michael Schwartz Locally inspired dishes and a fantastic ambiance at the iconic Raleigh Hotel pool deck. 1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-612-1163

The Restaurant at The Setai Five-star, trans-ethnic cuisine with a strong Asian influence. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6402

Traymore Restaurant and Bar Locally sourced seafood fare, as well as the hotel’s signature COMO Shambhala cuisine by Executive Chef Jonathan Lane at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach. 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-695-3600


Seagrape Floridian brasserie helmed by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein located at the Thompson Miami Beach. 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 786-605-4043

The Setai Grill Prime steak house with the finest seafood selections, accompanied by The Setai’s impressive wine list. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami, 305-520-6400

ROK:BRGR Gourmet burger bar and gastropub with a modern approach on American comfort foods, located at The Village at Gulfstream Park. 600 Silks Run, Suite 1210,

Beach, 305-674-5752

Hallandale Beach, 954-367-3970

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami

S3 An island-chic retreat with indoor-outdoor seating, lush patio with fire pits and custom-designed lounge seating with breathtaking views of the ocean serving steak, seafood and sushi. 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,

Villa Azur A taste of South of France combining exquisite food, fine wines, friendly service and inviting atmosphere.


309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8688

St. Regis Bar & Sushi Lounge A modern Miami atmosphere with a Japanese twist, this Sushi Lounge is nothing short of luxury, at the St. Regis Resort. 9703 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour,

Vintro Kitchen Committed to the craft approach of food. A place where you can escape, live in the moment, explore the flavors, taste, experiment and share with your friends. 2216

STK Miami A freshly renovated, high-energy restaurant that artfully blends two concepts into one – The modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. 2311 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

Taco Beach Shack World famous gourmet farm fresh tacos and cocktails, at Hollywood Beach Hotel. 334 Arizona Street,

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Farm Fresh Southern Cooking, Bourbon and Blues. 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami

Hollywood Beach, 954-920-6523

Beach, 305-538-5220

Tap 42 Enjoy a combination of Fort Lauderdale’s finest American Craft Beers, hand-crafted cocktails made from fresh local ingredients, a creative menu of burgers and other inventive dishes. 1411 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-4900


Adena Grill & Wine Bar Elegant and upscale steakhouse with an authentic unique farm-to-fork experience, at The Village at Gulfstream Park. 900 Silks Run #1740, Hallandale


Beach, 954-464-2333

Stripsteak With its classic menu, dynamic dining and bar scene, and sophisticated atmosphere, acclaimed Chef Michael Mina breaks new ground with Stripsteak, the modern alternative to the traditional steakhouse setting. 4441

Carpaccio Bal Harbour Shops’ most bustling spot for delicious Italian fare. 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-867-7777

Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 877-326-7412

Sushi Samba Dromo Japanese-Brazilian fusion fare amid a bustling ambience. 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-673-5337


Park Avenue, Miami Beach, 305-704-3680

Smith & Wollensky Classic steak dishes, outstanding seafood, and an award-winning wine selection. 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-2800

20475 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, 305-937-2777

Umi Sushi & Sake Bar A communal, Japanese-style dining experience in the lobby at Delano. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami

Beach, 305-538-5220

Scarpetta Ravishing Italian cuisine from chef Scott Conant, at the Fontainebleau. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 305-864-8600

300 Alton Rd., Suite 200, Miami Beach, 305-695-7702


Bardot Intimate lounge featuring live music and an edgy scene. 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-557 0 Gavanna “Vibe dictates the night” at Wynwood’s hot-spot. 10 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-1321

Corsair Award-winning chef and television personality Scott Conant has crafted a rustic, seasonal menu rooted in the farmhouse cooking of America and the Mediterranean, located within the Turnberry Isle Miami. 19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, 786-279-6800

Wood Tavern Artsy and relaxed indoor-outdoor enclave where hipsters, art-walk crawlers, and collectors mingle. 2531 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood, 305-748-2828



A unique, high energy nightlife experience. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-538-2424

DOWNTOWN, BRICKELL Blackbird Ordinary Catchy and energetic vibe with delicious cocktails hidden downtown. 729 SW First Ave., Miami,

of apothecary and designer cocktails to the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. 1801 Collins Ave, Miami

Radio Bar Hip local bar, new to the SoFi area. 814 First St., Miami Beach. 305-397-8382

Beach, 305-531-1271

FDR Subterranean lounge at the Delano.

Rec Room New York-influenced upscale basement lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

Blue Martini Upscale atmosphere with a local-bar mentality, at Mary Brickell Village. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami,

1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-5752



Foxhole New watering hole and neighborhood bar owned by nightlife veterans. 1426A Alton Rd., Miami Beach,

The Regent Cocktail Club Dimly lit and classically elegant cocktail bar and lounge, at the Gale Hotel. 1690 Collins Ave.,

E11EVEN MIAMI A unique 24 / 7 No Sleep show club and after-hours experience that features beautiful entertainers and 11-style theatrics in an environment that is as sexy as it is sophisticated. 29 N.E. 11th Street, Miami, 305-829-2911


Miami Beach, 305-673-0199

Hyde Beach Enjoy artful mixology and José Andrés cuisine at Hyde Beach — the first oceanfront location of sobe’s premier nightlife brand at SLS Hotel South Beach. 1701

Set A modern South Beach tribute to Old Hollywood glamour. 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, 305-531-2800

Grand Central Former railRd. station turned contemporary event space with weekly events for Miami’s most discerning music lovers. 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-377-2277

Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-2990

SkyBar The Shore Club’s exclusive nightlife setting overlooking the ocean. 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-276-6772


Jazid Intimate, live jazz and blues and nightly drink specials.

Kill Your Idol Hipster kids plus cheap drinks plus high irony equals a perfect night. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach,

Story A unique, high energy nightlife experience. The 27,000 square foot space is equipped with 60 exclusive VIP tables, five full-service bars and is transformed nightly into a circus-style setting with extravagant theatrics.


136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-538-2424

LIV The hip, high-energy megaclub, at the Fontainebleau.

Sunset Lounge Mondrian South Beach’s indoor-outdoor lounge is comprised of multiple spaces, offering the only bayside destination for watching the sunset over Miami’s downtown skyline. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach,

1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-9372

Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena A posh VIP lounge on the court-level of the Arena. 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 855-777-4933

Tobacco Road Miami’s oldest bar, serving patrons for more than 95 years. 69 SW 7th Street, Miami, 305-374-1198

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4680


Mansion Plush, oversized dance club with copious VIP nooks. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 786-735-3344



Mokaï A modern lounge with New York sensibility and Miami joie de vivre. 235 23rd St., Miami Beach, 786-735-3322

Ted’s Hideaway A laid-back local bar with a pool table and a delightfully grungy scene. 124 Second St., Miami Beach,

The Broken Shaker Laid-back indoor-outdoor bar featuring exotic handcrafted cocktails, at the Freehand Miami Hostel.

Mynt A vibrant club that plays host to South Beach’s fabulous crowd. 1921 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach, 305-531-2727


Club Deuce Everyone’s favorite timeless dive bar.

Nikki Beach Mostly outdoor hot spot to see and be seen.

222 14th St., Miami Beach, 305-531-6200

1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-538-1111

Wall The W South Beach’s on-site hot spot from a dream team of nightlife innovators. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,

Drawing Room Bar & Lounge Mixologist Albert Trummer brings his signature libations and one of a kind blend

Purdy Lounge The perfect dark and laid-back local bar.


Basement Miami A one-of-a-kind entertainment venue at the Miami Beach EDITION, complete with a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach,


Twist Popular gay pit stop with late-night action and seven uniquely themed bars. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-9478

1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-4622



Don’t look now, but the most beautiful sunrise is happening on miami beach. seriously, Don’t look now; keep your eyes on your phone. by betsy f. perry dreaded sticks, poking up like periscopes from a submarine, are now banned at some of Miami’s biggest attractions, including the Marlins’ stadium and Art Basel. Imagine the distress should one pierce a 1962 Andy Warhol canvas worth $4.5 million. Of course, don’t forget to circle January 20, 2016, for Museum Selfie Day! According to Nancy Novogrod, Travel + Leisure’s legendary former editor-in-chief and now founder of NNNext, which advises clients on design and luxury lifestyle trends, “Selfie snapping has little to do with authentic experiences, but how could it when you are viewing the world through the screen of your mobile device?” On one trip, a fellow traveller without a camera told Novogrod, “Pictures get in the way of the experience.” Unfortunately, according to an esteemed shrink (mine), “There is huge peer pressure

to post to an audience that’s elsewhere as you search for approval and being ‘liked,’” adding, “Sadly, in this quest to show you’re somebody, you’re not even present to enjoy what you’re seeing.” There’s obviously something about Miami’s whoosh of heat and pulsating music that nudges our uptight selves to loosen up. From overflowing bosoms on the beach to glow sticks at Ultra and dancing to our inner samba down Lincoln Road, selfies posted to an audience in cyberspace communicate we’re in the Capital of Cool, and quite possibly the luckiest people online: We’re in Miami. But don’t forget the original Narcissus of Greek mythology fame, who became so enamored of his own reflection it ultimately destroyed him. It’s the memories you take home from Miami that will keep you warm next winter, not the selfies. OD

photography by DaNieL o’Leary

Can it be that Miami’s picture postcard setting of preternaturally blue sky and far-as-the-eye-can-see ocean now serves as merely a backdrop against which to showcase every exploit? Are we now so self-consumed—snapping away as the stars of our own show—that we’ve actually forgotten to enjoy this dazzling city? In the “All About that Bass” and boom boom culture that is Miami, it seems our inner Narcissus is in full bloom as we relish the endorphin rush of being “liked,” posting Instagram shots ad nauseam of everything we “experience.” Why jump in the ocean when you can take a selfie in front of it? Why buy the art at Art Basel when you can just show everyone you saw it! The dessert tray at Zuma? #yum! #nomnom. Courtside at the Heat while Dwyane dunks one? #HeatNation! You missed the shot in real time, but does it matter as long as you can prove you were there? Selfie sticks have become as important as SPF, though at least those


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