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Atlantic tarpon are the only fully marine fish that breathe surface air.

Find out why at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami’s only planetarium, aquarium and science museum—all in one dynamic location.

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Garry Duell Jr. “Play a round of golf at Miami Beach Golf Club and then have lunch at Monty's while watching the yachts cruise by.” IN-ROOM PUBLICATION FOR MIAMI BEACH HOTELS AND RESORTS


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Miami Beach might seem like a continuous stretch of sand, but as locals will tell you, each of the city’s picture-perfect shores has a distinct ambience and attractions to satisfy every interest. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Best Beach for Baywatching Beautiful people are everywhere at Lummus Park Beach in the Art Deco District. That may be why its nickname is Glitter Beach. The scenic shore has been the backdrop for many a television and film scene. It’s a great place to people watch or hang out with family and friends. Amenities include restrooms and paved paths for walking and biking.

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Best Beach for Romance As the sun sets over tropical seas, the horizon sometimes seems to briefly glow green. Science says the Green Flash is caused by light refraction. Or maybe it’s magic. The flash lasts for a nanosecond and is easy to miss. Islanders say couples that catch it are blessed with eternal love. We can’t guarantee that you’ll see the Green Flash at South Pointe Park Beach, but with 360-degree ocean views we will tell you that this southerly shore is one of the island’s most popular spots for enjoying romantic sunsets.

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Best Beach for Families Moms and Dads with kids in tow will find plenty to keep the little ones entertained at the laid-back beach fronting North Beach Oceanside Park. You won’t find a skyscraper skyline at this crowd-free haven. What you will find are barbecue areas, picnic tables, a playground and lots of trees.

Best Beach for Strollers Long walks on the beach were practically invented in Surfside, a mile-long shore that stretches from 88th Street to 96th Street, south of Bal Harbour. Surfside is clean and serene, with biking and strolling paths that are perfect for thinking

“Visit The Bass Museum for some artistic inspiration.”

the sort of deep thoughts that earned former resident Isaac Bashevis Singer a Nobel Prize in Literature.

Best Beach for Splashers Just off Rickenbacker Causeway in nearby Key Biscayne is Hobie Beach. It’s also known as Windsurfer Beach — for good reason. For 20 years, veteran and novice windsurfers have come here to rent equipment and spend a thrilling day making waves. Instructors are on hand to help. Or you can opt for a less-demanding but no-less-enticing experience — stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking, for example.




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“Sip a cafecito while enjoying the sunrise on South Beach.”


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Dear Visitor, Welcome to paradise, also known as Miami Beach. Whether you are visiting us for business or pleasure, we are delighted to have you here. In this issue of Visit Miami Beach, you’ll read all about the city’s chic boutiques, tempting restaurants, sizzling nightclubs and superb beaches. The City of Miami Beach offers myriad sporting options — and some surprising innovations. Lummus Park, for instance, combines postcard-perfect scenery with technological advances. Thanks to an extensive makeover, the beach now offers a high-end gym experience, the first of its kind, with more than 30 workout options and even tutorials linked to a smartphone app. But there’s more to Miami Beach than fun in the sun. Music, dance, theater and museums are among the city’s cultural offerings, along with architectural treasures like the Art Deco


hotels you’ve admired in countless TV shows and movies. Given its enthusiasm for culture, it’s not surprising then that Miami Beach hosts the prestigious Art Basel international art fair, which brings thousands of artists, collectors and curators to the Miami Beach Convention Center each year. We’ve taken giant steps to transform this barrier island into a world-renowned playground and a livable community that will sustain generations to come. Reducing electricity consumption in parking garages and other public areas is just one of the infrastructure innovations we are implementing to preserve resources while cutting costs. New transportation options, meanwhile, enable you to bypass traffic and enjoy the ride. Coast along more than eight miles of dedicated bicycle lanes. Board a water taxi for smooth sailing between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. And leave the driving to us by hopping a free trolley that connects to regional routes and improves mobility for residents and visitors alike. It’s because of such progressive ideas and pioneering programs that the city received the 2018 Complete Streets Community Award for Miami-Dade County at the Safe Streets Summit. We hope that you as well will find our streets inviting as you discover the melting pot of experiences and cultures that come together in Miami Beach. All of us who call Miami Beach home are proud to welcome you to our beautiful city and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon to explore more adventures in paradise. Sincerely,

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Eat and Drink A world of flavor awaits you, as well as a multitude of entertainment options after dark

44 Splurge

You’ll find everything from luxury brands to local gems in Miami Beach and surrounding areas

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Invest in Miami Beach real estate and find tropical bliss with the home of your dreams

70 Datebook

Mark your calendar and plan a return trip around one of our must-see events and festivals

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Go. See. Do Plan your ideal itinerary to include fun for all and sample the area’s plethora of treasures


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A world-class beach destination and cultural hot spot, Miami Beach offers the perfect getaway for travelers. Whether you’re looking for thrilling adventures, family fun, international cuisine or a romantic escape, unforgettable experiences await you throughout this tropical paradise.


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Attractions With endless diversions, architectural gems, picture-perfect shorelines and an internationally acclaimed art scene, Miami Beach offers much more than some fun in the sun.

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iami Beach is a paradise for players, a get-out-and-go destination that makes it easy to get your game on. Rent a Jet Ski or ride a high-speed boat and make some waves, dive or snorkel and discover underwater wonders, play a round of golf, take an open-air bus tour or walk back in time on a guided tour of the city’s 1930s-era Art Deco District. No matter what kind of excursion you’re looking for, the city’s must-do deck is stacked with fun-filled activities and attractions. It’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago, Miami Beach was a run-down retirement community in the eyes of many travelers. Then came Miami Vice and Gianni Versace and a slew

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D I D YO U K N OW ? South Beach was ranked No. 4 on TripAdvisor’s 2018

of investors and entrepreneurs, and suddenly, it seemed, no one was at a loss for things to see and do in the new American Riviera. Now tourists from around the world flock to Miami Beach, and the first place they go is — you guessed it — the beach.

A Shore Thing Only it’s not just one beach. The city boasts 15 miles of postcardperfect shores, each with a distinctive flavor. South Beach (SoBe) — the one everybody sees on TV and reads about in magazines­­­— begins at Fifth Street and Ocean Drive, and it’s everything you’ve imagined: beautiful bodies basking on sun-kissed sand and frolicking in crystalclear water as lifeguards keep watch


from candy-colored stations. Stargazers may spot a celebrity or two at South Pointe Park. Film crews tend to frequent this popular beach and its spectacular 360-degree ocean views. Or perhaps you’ll sight a supermodel posing for a photo shoot at Glitter Beach, the South Beach strand more properly known as Lummus Park. For a change of pace, head north to tamer Mid-Beach, from 23rd Street to 63rd Street. A small but scenic stretch of shore is the appropriately named 21st–45th Street Beach. The Miami Beach Boardwalk runs through it and draws local joggers and runners from throughout South Florida. After a calorie-burning workout, you’re more than entitled to throw

Travelers’ Choice awards for world’s best beaches.

back a cocktail or two at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort, a favorite hangout of Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack pals. The landmark haven was designed by postmodernist Morris Lapidus, who summed up his attention-grabbing style succinctly but emphatically. “Less,” he liked to say, “is boring.” Not necessarily so at the 99-acre Haulover Park, South Florida’s only “clothing optional” beach. A bit more mainstream is the family-friendly North Beach Oceanside Park, a tranquil

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beachfront setting with a playground, picnic tables and barbecue areas. You and your special someone will surely appreciate concerts at the romantically old-fashioned North Beach Bandshell. If your date’s name is Fido, head east to Bark Beach, one of the city’s six dog parks and the only one where you and your pal can frolic in sea foam.

T H R I L L I N G A DV E N T U R E If “Miami Nice” doesn’t float your tour boat, book a “vicefully” exciting excursion with Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures. Board an amped-up power catamaran and hang on to your sun hat as you blast through Government Cut and into the mighty Atlantic. It’s a wonderful way to get a dolphin’s-eye view of Miami Beach safely from the comfort of a plush seat. The 45-minute tour departs from Bayside Marketplace in Miami. You’ll cruise past celebrity mansions and landmarks like Art Deco hotels and Flagler Monument Island. Be sure to keep those cameras ready for an unforgettable shot of Miami’s iconic skyline. It’s the ultimate sightseeing adventure, unlike any other you’ll experience. Fast, furious and fun! Crockett and Tubbs never had it this good. Go to for more information.


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Family Fun Miami Beach and the Greater Miami area offers something for every visitor. That’s especially significant if you’re vacationing with the family. You’ll all love the beaches, of course, but there’s so much more to see and do. If your brood includes a budding scientist, head to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) in Downtown Miami. Einstein Jr. and the rest of your family can spend hours exploring the solar system, the physics of light and the biology of the human body and mind. Learn more about the known universe at the 250-seat full-dome Frost Planetarium. Another must-see is the three-level aquarium with spectacular views of South Florida water habitats. Marvel at hammerhead sharks and devil rays, touch a stingray and explore living coral reefs. Then walk through the open aviary and learn about a variety of rehabilitated birds. To discover more of the world beneath the waves head to the popular Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne. Amazing marine mammal shows with dolphins and sea lions delight children of all ages. Enjoy sea life exhibits featuring manatees, sea turtles, rays and more. Interact nose-to-beak with African penguins, enjoy a deep or shallow water

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Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne

experience with the Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin Odyssey and take an underwater journey with the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. You can even learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! Younger ones will be enthralled with the hands-on Miami Children’s Museum, where they can have fun learning about the world around them as they “shop” in a life-size Publix supermarket, “helm” a replicated Carnival cruise ship or “bulldoze” through a simulated construction site. Miami Children’s Museum is located on Watson Island near Downtown Miami. Also on Watson Island, Jungle Island is another favorite of kids and grown-ups

Enjoy a deep or shallow water experience with the Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin Odyssey and take an underwater journey with the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. alike. Visitors can enjoy thrilling shows and learn all about resident critters on behind-the-scenes tours. Although it was closed after Hurricane Irma, Jungle Island is scheduled to re-open in Spring 2018 with new and exhilarating experiences.

Adventures to Remember No matter which beach you choose, you’ll find plenty of aquatic activities to keep you busily entertained. Kayaking,

tubing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, waterskiing and sportfishing offer hours of outdoor fun. With a little instruction you’re ready to rent a Jet Ski at one of several area facilities. Go solo along miles of designated Jet Ski zones or take in the island’s sites on a guided tour. Friends and families may want to opt for a more spacious motorboat or yacht rental, or simply board a tour boat and check out the luminaries pottering about their ultra-posh digs on exclusive Star and Fisher islands. In Miami Beach you can dive deep or fly high. For a different perspective, take to the sky for a bird’s-eye view of the sparkling shore. Strap on a jet pack or try your hand at parasailing or


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D I D YO U K N OW ? Miami Beach became a town on March 26, 1915. That same

flyboarding. Qualified instructors are on hand to guide you every step of the way. Landlubbers, of course, aren’t left high and dry. The city boasts world-class golf courses and tennis courts, as well as dedicated paths for joggers. Like to bike? Cross Biscayne Bay and really spin your wheels. Taking an expert-guided tour, whether on a bike or a boat, is a great way to get the most from a visit to Miami Beach. Discover South Beach, Coconut Grove, Little Havana, Design District, Wynwood and more with Big Bus Tours. Hop on and hop off to explore more closely the Art Deco District or iconic attractions like Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. If you’d like to do some sightseeing on your own, you can’t go wrong. All you


need is a guidebook or smartphone app and a good pair of walking shoes.

Out and About Although it may not seem like it, bustling South Beach is an eminently walkable neighborhood. Day or night, Lincoln Road is a paradise of promenades. The miles-long pedestrian mall is home to scores of trendy galleries and famously branded boutiques. Buskers and other street performers will tease your appetite for entertainment. Reserve a table at a chic restaurant or sidle up to a sidewalk café for hours of perfect people watching. Pedestrian-friendly as well is South Beach’s small but charming Española Way. Only about two blocks long, this

year, William J. Brown built the first hotel, which was named Brown's Hotel.

Euro-flavored street was beloved by gangster Al Capone, who ran a gambling ring here in the Roaring ‘20s. Today it’s a tranquil cluster of Spanish Colonial–style shops and restaurants just off heavily trafficked Ocean Drive. The handful of boutiques here are stocked with treasures you won’t find elsewhere, from funky chunky bracelets to one-of-a-kind collectibles. Española Way is an easy walk to the beach, nighttime hot spots, and South Beach’s famed Art Deco District. Emphasizing bold colors and geometric

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Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach

lines, the Art Deco style popular in the 1920s and 1930s is well represented by the Delano and other hotels along Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Other historic buildings have found a new life as galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues. The Colony Theatre, for example, opened in 1935 as a Paramount Movies house. Today it’s the 415-seat, state-of-the-art host of music, dance and theatrical productions staged by resident Miami New Drama. In addition, structurally minded sightseers should check out the Collins Waterfront Architectural District, north of 24th Street. Here you’ll find a variety of styles reminiscent of the 1940s through the 1960s, including


Emphasizing bold colors and geometric lines, the Art Deco style popular in the 1920s and 1930s is well represented by the Delano and other hotels along Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. Miami Modern (MiMo), the exuberant, hopeful look that characterized the city’s postwar spirit. You can explore both districts on your own or take a mini-course in architectural history by signing up for a guided walking tour. Experts spin colorful reels about the creative brains behind the buildings and offer you VIP access to often-overlooked gems.

Below the Surface Want to find out what’s beneath those turquoise-colored waves? Take the plunge and discover spectacular shipwrecks and reefs teeming with exotic fish off the coast of Miami Beach. Jose Cuervo is an easy and unusual shore dive. In a previous life, this haven for multicolored fish was a margarita bar that was purposely sunk off South Beach during the Cinco de Mayo Festival of 2000. Miami Beach offers lots of other fascinating offshore sites, as you’ll learn at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center at Miami Beach Marina. Since 1952, Tarpoon Lagoon has been arranging boat trips for divers and snorkelers. Don’t know

Brightly colored coral reef

Take the plunge and discover spectacular shipwrecks and reefs teeming with exotic fish off the coast of Miami Beach.

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how? Don’t worry. Tarpon Lagoon is one of several area dive centers offering certification courses as well as equipment rentals. These are just some of the many ways to have a great time in and around Miami Beach. You’ll probably come up with your own list of favorites. It doesn’t matter which way you turn — left, right, north, south — because there’s something fun to do on every corner and stretch of sand.

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SHORES Miami Beach might seem like a continuous stretch of sand, but as locals will tell you, each of the city’s picture-perfect beaches has a distinct ambience and attractions to satisfy every interest. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Sandy shoreline beckons visitors

Best Beach for Baywatching Beautiful people are everywhere at Lummus Park Beach in the Art Deco District. That may be why its nickname is Glitter Beach. The scenic shore has been the backdrop for many a television and film scene. It’s a great place to people watch or hang out with family and friends. Amenities include restrooms and paved paths for walking and biking.

Best Beach for Romance As the sun sets over tropical seas, the horizon sometimes seems to briefly glow green. Science says the Green Flash is caused by light refraction. Or maybe it’s magic. The flash lasts for a nanosecond and is easy to miss. Islanders say couples that catch it are blessed with eternal love. We can’t guarantee that you’ll see the Green Flash at South Pointe Park Beach, but with 360-degree ocean views we will tell you that this southerly shore is one of the island’s most popular spots for enjoying romantic sunsets.

Best Beach for Families Moms and Dads with kids in tow will find plenty to keep the little ones entertained at the laid-back beach fronting North Beach Oceanside Park. You won’t find a skyscraper skyline at this crowd-free haven. What you will find are barbecue areas, picnic tables, a playground and lots of trees.

Best Beach for Strollers Long walks on the beach were practically invented in Surfside, a mile-long shore that stretches from 88th Street to 96th Street, south of Bal Harbour. Surfside is clean and serene, with biking and strolling paths that are perfect for thinking

the sort of deep thoughts that earned former resident Isaac Bashevis Singer a Nobel Prize in Literature.

Best Beach for Splashers Just off Rickenbacker Causeway in nearby Key Biscayne is Hobie Beach. It’s also known as Windsurfer Beach — for good reason. For 20 years, veteran and novice windsurfers have come here to rent equipment and spend a thrilling day making waves. Instructors are on hand to help. Or you can opt for a less-demanding but no-less-enticing experience — stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking, for example.


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SOUL A-list museums. Top-caliber concerts and plays. Visionary art galleries. Still think Miami Beach is all about sand? BY JEFFREY DOLLAR LAIGN

Pérez Art Museum Miami in Museum Park, Downtown Miami

Miami Beach was founded in 1915, but the area’s history stretches back more than 10,000 years. That’s what you’ll learn if you visit HistoryMiami Museum in Downtown Miami. Since its opening in 1940, the Smithsonian affiliate has reigned as Florida’s largest history museum, featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions and shows. Not to be missed is the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. It’s housed in two


adjacent synagogues steeped in history. Jewish immigrants began to arrive in Miami at the turn of the 20th century. By the 1970s they accounted for more than 80 percent of Miami Beach’s population. Local concentration camp survivors worked with sculptor Kenneth Treister to create The Holocaust Memorial in 1984, which features an impressive wall that honors victims. Next door, it’s all about horticulture

at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. The meditative urban oasis showcases subtropical plants and trees from all over the world, such as bromeliads, palms and orchids, as well as a Japanese garden, edible garden and water features. It’s absolutely picture-perfect, and a stroll through the 2.6-acre garden will surely feed your soul. If you’re looking for artistic enlightenment, you’ve come to the right

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place. With a booming cultural scene, Miami Beach boasts world-class art museums and galleries. Here are just a few standouts:

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The Bass Museum of Art presents contemporary works of art ranging from paintings and sculptures to fashion and architecture. Founded in 1964, it is named after John and Johanna Bass, two of the first private collection donors. Their collection can now be found in one of the first-level galleries. The museum reopened in October 2017 after a $12 million renovation. A complete visual rebrand took place along with structural upgrades, including the addition of four galleries, a museum shop, café and an education facility. Facing Collins Park and the Art Deco District, the entrance of The Bass is marked by one of its permanent collection pieces, Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain. The structure is bursting with bright shades of red, lime green, orange, electric blue and bubblegum pink. Inspired by the “hoodoo” rock formations in the American West, Miami Mountain stands 42 feet tall and was designed to emulate a moment frozen in time. The neon Eternity Now sign (the work of Sylvie Fleury) glowing above the main entrance is another part of the 10-year initiative to add international contemporary art to the museum’s permanent collection. Along with Rondinone and Fleury, the official acquisition for 2017 was Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s Petrified Petrol Pump (Pemex II), 2011. The piece captures a moment in a postapocalyptic era of sorts — an eccentric display of a petrol pump fossilized in limestone. Allora and Calzadilla are a U.S.-Cuban collaborative act known for using numerous mediums, including sculpture, photography, performance and sound. For more information, visit

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ArtCenter/South Florida on Lincoln Road features the works of some of South Florida’s most talented artists. Its artistin-residence program provides several studios for professionals. Baroque and Northern European works from the 15th to 20th centuries highlight The Bass Museum of Art’s permanent collection of more than 3,000 pieces from Old World and contemporary masters. Wolfsonian-FIU Museum boasts a large Modernist-era art collection that includes propaganda posters and postcards, Art Deco household items and more.

Impressive Venues Under the direction of the renowned Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony delights music lovers at the Frank Gehry—designed New World Center, which opened in 2011. Catch a movie or listen to the New World Symphony outdoors at SoundScape Park. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opened its doors in December 2013 in its Herzog & de Meuron—designed facility in Downtown Miami. The expanded space strengthened the museum’s role as a vital cultural and educational resource in Miami’s thriving community of artists, designers and collectors. PAMM lauds international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Exhibitions highlight Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas.

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PAMM also supports progressive arts education, builds community cohesiveness and catalyzes the continued revitalization of downtown. With its rapidly growing collection, exhibition program and the largest art education program in MiamiDade County outside the school system, PAMM seeks innovative ways to engage with the community and serve as a resource for all ages and backgrounds. The newly opened Institute of Contemporary Art Miami features an international platform for the work of local, emerging and under-recognized artists. You’ll find innovative paintings, sculptures and installations by more than 50 artists. ICA Miami also hosts a free

Each December, Art Basel showcases contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. monthly family day in partnership with the Miami Design District. This event offers performances for all ages and encourages involvement in art and design activities.

International Art Fair Given such impressive art venues it’s not surprising that Art Basel, an international art fair based in Switzerland, hosts an annual winter show in Miami Beach. Each December, Art Basel showcases contemporary artworks by established

and newly emerging artists. While the festival provides a platform for galleries to show and sell their work to collectors, museum directors and curators, it also attracts a large international audience of celebrities and art enthusiasts. The main art exhibits take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but you will also find art shows, after-parties, installations and more throughout Miami Beach, Wynwood, Design District and Downtown Miami. Sand is grand and you will fall in love with the breathtaking shores of Miami Beach, but the city also strives to nourish mind and soul. Can you think of a better place to cultivate your interests and elevate your outlook on life?


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Flavor Global cuisine can be found throughout Miami Beach and nearby enclaves. International dishes await as you span the globe on a culinary tour you will never forget. By Jeffrey Dollar Laign and Vanessa Molina Santamaria

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iami Beach sizzles, especially after the sun goes down. Begin your night on the town with a memorable meal at one of the city’s many restaurants. Fine dining, in fact, has become a fine reason to visit Miami Beach. Each year thousands of hungry tourists flock here to sample the treats at foodie-friendly festivals. In August and September, for example, area eateries showcase their best at the popular Miami Spice event. Top restaurants offer delicious three-course menus at reduced prices. If you’re here during these months, check out the complete list of participating restaurants at

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D I D YO U K N OW ? Yardbird’s Southern Fried Chicken is a family recipe passed down from the owner’s grandmother. The savory dish includes 27 spices, honey hot sauce and bourbon maple syrup.

In February, more than 65,000 gourmets-on-the-go munch and mingle with celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri at more than 85 delicious events during the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Having just celebrated its 17th year, the internationally renowned event features world-class wine, spirits, food and fun. Tickets for some of the most

popular events sell out fast, so be sure to book in advance at Don’t worry if your schedule doesn’t permit you to make a festival. No matter when you visit, you can savor the flavors of Miami at award-winning eateries that run the gamut from Euro-style sidewalk cafés to star-studded hangouts with waterfront views as spectacular as their culinary creations. Menus showcase a range of selections, from succulent seafood to steaks grilled superbly, not to mention mouthwatering entrees that reflect the city’s melting-pot heritage. Sample the best of Cuba and other Caribbean islands, Latin America, Italy, France, the Mediterranean and Asia. Here you can explore the world on a plate, and you don’t need a passport.

Sampling South Beach It’s no surprise that this is where many of the top restaurants in Miami Beach are concentrated. Try one and you’ll want to try them all. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar on Lenox Avenue offers a modern take on traditional Southern fare. The rustic textures and casual décor — antique tractor seats, bushel baskets and rolling pins — celebrate American heritage and Southern charm. Made-from-scratch meals include Lewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken, Shrimp ‘n’ Grits and a Fried Green Tomato BLT. Located in the historic Browns Hotel, Prime 112 takes classic fare up a notch with creative selections like Truffled Lobster Mac and Cheese and Kobe Beef Continued on page 34


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Is there a dish that reminds you of your childhood in Lima? Corvina Mama Ele from our seafood menu. It’s a dish inspired by my grandmother that transports me to simpler times.


Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Juan Chipoco spent countless hours as a kid learning about all the flavorful and aromatic soups and stews his grandmother made. After holding several jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry, his passion for the restaurant business was ignited. Chipoco moved to the United States more than 25 years ago to follow his dreams — and with all the awards and accolades he’s received since then, it’s clear his is a true success story. Known for its vast selection of innovative ceviches, as well as mouthwatering traditional Peruvian dishes and modern interpretations of that country’s staples, CVI.CHE 105 has gained quite a following. With locations in South Beach, Downtown Miami and Aventura Mall, CVI.CHE 105 was named best ceviche in Miami by Miami New Times, ranked as best Peruvian restaurant by TripAdvisor and selected as one of the best restaurants in Miami by Zagat. The happily married father of twins has quickly risen to the top of

Miami’s culinary scene, yet he remains humble. “I strongly believe that in order to achieve greatness, you must be truly humble in every action or direction you take,” says Chipoco.

What are some of the most memorable moments in your career? One has to be the Ceviche Throwdown at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill back in 2010, where I had the enormous pleasure of competing against highly skilled celebrity chefs and winning the best ceviche award. Another memorable moment takes me back to the Icon Brickell in 2007, where we catered an event for more than 1,800 people. Staying on top of every detail for such a large event — from the logistics to the cooking — proved to be quite challenging, but everything was perfect.

What makes CVI.CHE 105 stand out from the rest? Although we are focused on our craft and our constant evolution, important concepts such as consistency, determination, excellence and true passion for what we do have proven to be key in our continued success.

Who has been the biggest source of inspiration in your life? Without a doubt, my children.

What’s your favorite dish on the menu? My active lifestyle requires a dish high in protein, which is why Juan Chipoco’s Iron Man has become my personal favorite. It combines tender pieces of filet mignon and select seafood, cooked in a fiery wok with onions, cilantro, mushrooms and tomatoes. Andean potatoes, Peruvian choclo and Paria cheese also accompany it. It’s the perfect option for those into fitness.

Name one hidden gem that visitors should check out. Fratelli Milano in downtown has outstanding Italian cuisine.

What is your favorite local hangout? (Other than your restaurants, of course!) Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Midtown.

Can you share one of the items still on your bucket list? Visiting Machu Picchu with my children so they can connect with the ancestral energy of the Inca culture and their empire. It is part of me and also part of them.


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Sliders. In the same restaurant family, won’t find are preservatives, additives, Big Pink offers a retro-diner experience chemicals, refined sugars, genetically with more than 200 menu items, modified foods and unnecessary including the Big Pink TV Dinner, served processing. on a stainless-steel tray. Fresh ingredients, locally and For a taste of the Conch Republic — organically sourced, top the recipe for Florida seafood prepared with Latin success at Lilikoi Organic Living. One and Caribbean flair — nothing beats Key bite of the quinoa and hummus wrap will West by Nikki Beach in the South of Fifth make even junk-food junkies stand up neighborhood. Start with a small plate and cheer. of coconut shrimp or Caribbean baked Of course, you can’t go home without scallops. Then move on to chargrilled a visit to South Beach’s world-famous oysters bathed in lemon butter. Joe’s Stone Crab. Founded by Hungarian Italian restaurants are everywhere immigrant Joe Weiss in 1913, the in Miami Beach. restaurant was Osteria del Teatro No matter when you visit, you patronized by stands out from can savor the flavors of Miami Frank Sinatra and the crowd with at award-winning eateries and Al Capone, who its homemade star-studded hangouts. never seemed to specialty pastas tire of cracking and succulent meats. The award-winning open the succulent meat of Florida’s restaurant is tucked in the stylish Art signature crustaceans. Deco District. Stiltsville Fish Bar in Sunset Harbor Mid-Beach Magic takes inspiration from a curious The Fontainebleau is a Miami Beach community a mile off Cape Florida, icon that just keeps getting better. The where wooden houses are built on landmark resort is as new and improved pilings about 10 feet above the water. as the city itself, and the restaurants Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, here are among the island’s finest. Try both from Bravo’s Top Chef, created superb modern takes on Cantonese this standout restaurant where you can cuisine at the hotel’s Michelin-starred savor a charming ambience as well as Hakkasan, or indulge in elegant Italian fine, fresh offerings from the sea. fare at Scarpetta. In the mood for a Vegans and vegetarians need have juicy steak with all the trimmings? Enjoy no fear of going hungry in Miami Beach, quality cuts from an onsite aging room where healthy fare is far from boring. at StripSteak. Seventeen Restaurant and Sushi Bar, The nearby Soho Beach House is for instance, puts a kosher spin on home to Cecconi’s, known for serving up delectable bites of rice. classic Italian fare made from the finest Good-for-you gourmet selections also ingredients. It’s open for brunch, lunch are plentiful at Soul Tavern. What you’ll and dinner seven days a week. Or simply find are delicious items like Black Bean stop by for cicchetti, small plates of tasty and Sweet Plantain Sliders washed down, snacks like olives and hard-boiled eggs. perhaps, with an herbal elixir. What you It’s the Italian equivalent of Spanish tapas.


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The laid-back northern tip of Miami Beach seems a world away from the glitz and glam of South Beach, but the cuisine here is no less rewarding. Bal Harbour is famed not only for chic boutiques but also for a bevy of great restaurants. You’ll find enticing menus as well in North Beach neighborhoods like Isle of Normandy, La Gorce and Biscayne Point. Here, as in all Miami Beach enclaves, many eateries reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of those who settled here. Spice up your evening with the offerings of Cuban and Brazilian chefs, set sail on a sushi boat or sink your teeth into the perfect steak. Need we remind you that seafood here and everywhere reigns supreme at the dinner table?

Dining by Design Miami Beach is an island of superlative dining options, but it’s by no means isolated. Just across the bay you’ll discover an array of casual and upscale eateries in neighborhoods like Miami’s Design District, south of Wynwood. The burgeoning enclave is an epicenter of fashion, art and architecture, and it’s gaining fame as well for restaurants that take cuisine to an unmatched level. At Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, for example, award-winning chef Michael Schwartz roasts swordfish and octopus in a wood-burning oven, and his peppery Steak au Poivre is to sigh for. Mandolin Aegean Bistro, meanwhile, transports you to the coast of Turkey and the sunny Greek isles. Begin the journey with an appetizer platter of tangy olives, grilled eggplant and other Mediterranean taste treats. And if Gloria Estefan’s rhythm hasn’t got you yet, it will at the restaurant she and husband Emilio have opened in the Design District. Comfortable and fun, Estefan Kitchen puts innovative twists on traditional Cuban favorites. Estefan’s paella — vegetarian or loaded with shrimp, scallops, lobster and mussels — is really gonna get you. Is your mouth starting to water? Restaurants here put the Mmm… in Miami. Grab a table and treat your taste buds to a culinary vacation.


As most restaurateurs will tell you, ambience enhances appetite. The 12,000-square-foot Cibo Wine Bar South Beach is a bold, beautiful blend of Old World rustic and New World modern, featuring enticing patios, stunning artwork and authentic southern Italian cooking at a 60-foot open kitchen counter. “Without a doubt, our location in South of Fifth is perfect, and we have become the go-to restaurant for patrons looking for the freshest Italian food available,” says Nick Di Donato, president and CEO of Liberty Entertainment Group. Cibo, by the way, is Italian for “food”; and there’s plenty of it at Di Donato’s eateries — traditional, unpretentious and just plain delicious. Begin your evening with a Sicilian favorite, Arancini (deep-friend rice balls oozing with mozzarella). Then savor the flavors of the sea with linguine, clams, mussels, calamari and tiger shrimp. Or if you’re pining for pizza, sink your teeth into a slice of devilishly delicious Diavola. Sipping at Cibo’s, of course, is an experience in itself; and Di Donato has taken it to new heights. More than 3,500 labels are racked in a soaring, two-story wine room and a wine angel on a harness retrieves your selections. Impeccable service, inspiring surroundings and unpretentious fare offered up with classic flair. That’s what’s waiting for you at Cibo Wine Bar South Beach.


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NIGHTS Party on! In Miami Beach the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.

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Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony delights music lovers at Miami Beach’s New World Center. Miami City Ballet, meanwhile, is music in motion, drawn from an extensive repertoire. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater honors the legendary actor who brought his popular TV show to Miami in the mid-1960s. City commissioners have long talked about replacing the iconic theater with a convention center hotel. Until then, the show goes on.

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Not that long ago, watching Jackie Gleason on a black-and-white TV was a popular way to spend an evening in Miami Beach. Now, with so many things to see and do, visitors may be reluctant to call it a night. Entertainment options seem endless. Take in a concert or play, cheer your team at a sporting event, or dance till you drop at a red-hot club. Night owls, Miami Beach was made for you. How about a Heat game? The action is fast and furious at AmericanAirlines Arena in Downtown Miami. If hoops and tall people don’t swish your net, you’re in luck. Concerts and family shows are among the more than 80 non-basketball events offered at the arena. In the mood for a movie? O Cinema

Miami Beach, at the site of North Beach’s former Byron Carlyle Theater, presents first-run, independent, foreign and art films. Miami Beach Cinematheque art house, in the historic 1927-era city hall, is where you’ll find the Miami Beach Film Society. If live performances are more your style, head to the Colony Theater on Lincoln Road. The Colony is a 417seat, state-of-the-art venue managed by Miami New Drama. Its impressive Art Deco design makes it one of the crown jewels of Miami Beach, famed for offering an exciting array of entertainment options, including music, dance, comedy and plays. Serious music lovers, take note. Under the direction of the renowned

Renowned for nonstop fun after hours, Miami Beach doesn’t disappoint when it comes to late-night parties. In glittering, glamorous South Beach you’ll find nightclubs, bars and lounges to keep you entertained into the wee hours. Filled with beautiful people, the mega-trendy celebrity hangout LIV at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is part luxury lounge and part high-energy nightclub. There’s also a pool bar called Glow and an indoor lounge, Bleau Bar. Basement at the Edition is Miami Beach’s over-the-top version of Studio 54, with famous DJs, live dancers — even a bowling alley and ice-skating rink. Mango’s Tropical Café, meanwhile, is reminiscent of Havana’s famed Tropicana Club. There’s a lively show at all hours — and mojitos, too. This is just a sample of Miami Beach’s sundown rundown. Get out and discover more hot spots on your own and discover why Miami Beach shines after dark.


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WONDERS Miami Beach isn’t South Florida’s only Cinderella story. Across the bay in Wynwood, visionaries also waved an entrepreneurial “magic wand” and transformed a run-down industrial district into a kaleidoscopic enclave of colorful attractions. BY JEFFREY DOLLAR LAIGN


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Back in the 1970s, there was little reason to visit Wynwood. Then graffiti artists got the notion to brighten up drab walls with giant murals. In 2009, the late Tony Goldman had a vision to create an open-air, pedestrian-friendly art gallery. Soon artists from around the world took notice of the funky Wynwood Walls and flocked here to set up shop. Today Wynwood is a close-knit community and a haven for artists and art lovers alike. Developers have taken previously abandoned warehouses and transformed them into stylish bistros, trendy boutiques and red-hot nightspots. O Cinema, for example, turned a


Today Wynwood is a close-knit community and a haven for artists and art lovers alike. warehouse into a showcase for indie flicks. Like its Miami Beach sister, O Cinema Wynwood features the best of first-run foreign and art films, along with classic and family movies. In another remodeled warehouse, Concrete Beach Brewery serves up an array of classic and signature beers. Sample them at the 18-tap bar in the brewery’s Social Hall. Head brewer Eric Hernandez puts a Miami twist on traditional beer styles to

produce creative, quality craft brews like Havana Lager. It’s brewed in the Vienna style but surprises you with a tropical twist. Stiltsville Pilsner is hopped up with the herb that gives beer its distinctive bitter edge. So is the aptly named Más Hops. A bit sweeter is the exotic Tangerica, brewed from wheat and the juice of tangerines, with zest from the peels. In addition, the brewery creates special beers to go along with special events. Mardi Gras, for example, means Miami Gras, a French-style saison, or pale ale, flavored with juniper berries and orangeblossom honey. It’s a dry yet fruity beer, with notes of pepper, citrus and spice, perfect for celebrating New Orleans — style or simply beating the heat of a South Florida afternoon. Other events on the calendar include Battle of the Bands, American Craft Beer Week, and the Concrete Beach Brewery Anniversary Party. Deck the (Wynwood) Walls with a Walls Imperial Porter! It’s eclectic, artistic Wynwood, after all, that inspires Concrete Beach Brewery’s superlative craft beers and drives the company’s mission: Drink Art and Make Beer. If you want to know more about artful brewing, you can stop by for a free tour. Or sign up at Cycle Party and bike your way to Concrete Beach with a thirsty group of newfound friends.

Not Your Average Schwinn Bike? Yep, but it’s unlike any bike you’ve ever ridden. Cycle Party’s comfortable covered “bikes” are more than 16 feet long and seat up to 15 guests.

A trained company driver, or “pilot,” steers the giant contraption and operates brakes, lights and directional signals. You supply the power with your feet. It’s a pedaling party you’ll long remember and a great way to get to know this fascinating neighborhood. On a Cycle Party pub crawl, you’ll visit some of the area’s sexiest watering holes. Or you can get a real taste of Wynwood on a progressive dining excursion. History lovers can coast back to Wynwood’s inception in 1917 to learn how a largely Puerto Rican barrio reinvented itself as an arts oasis. Or don a Deerstalker — Sherlock Holmes’s hat of choice — and follow the clues that lead you on a scavenger hunt through Miami’s hippest neighborhoods. After all that activity, you must be starving. Luckily, Wynwood’s dining scene is as eclectic as the neighborhood itself. KYU Chef Michael Lewis says, in fact, that he draws from Wynwood’s creative ambience in preparing woodfired, Asian-inspired entrees that keep guests coming back for more. We’ve told you about artisanal beers at Concrete Beach Brewery. Why not surprise your sweet tooth with an artisanal donut — or three. You’ll find them at The Salty Donut, along with uniquely flavored coffees crafted by seasoned baristas. Funky fun. In Wynwood it’s on every corner. Revived and revitalized, Wynwood offers something for everyone. Spend some time here and you’ll have a hard time imagining what the neighborhood looked like just a few decades ago. A can of spray paint goes a long, long way indeed.




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Spotlight In Miami Beach, where shopping meets sunshine, a perfect blend of eclectic shops and high-designer fashion labels come together.

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rom world-renowned brands and upscale boutiques to one-of-a-kind shops and cafés, the city offers a wide variety of options. When you’re not soaking up the perfect weather, be sure to spend some time wandering these unique shopping districts.

Trendy South Beach While Ocean Drive offers more nightlife and dining options than shopping, you’ll find a few edgy shops to browse in this vibrant centerpiece of Miami Beach life. Music pours from restaurants by day, while bright neon lights glow along the

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street at night. Deco Drive Cigars, Helium (a great little gift shop), statement swimsuits from Wild Things and namebrand jeans from U Rock Couture are among the many shops here. Just a block over from Ocean Drive — parallel to the Atlantic Ocean — is Collins Avenue, one of the premier shopping areas on the beach and home to a bounty of designer brands, including Armani Exchange, GUESS and Kenneth Cole. For sleek accessories and cosmetics to pair with stunning fashion selections, stop by UGG, Sephora, Steve Madden, MAC Cosmetics and Sunglass Hut, among other options. The Webster — a luxury, multi-brand boutique for men and women — opened its flagship store in a historical Art Deco building designed


by famed architect Henry Hohauser. To escape the sometimes-intense traffic scene, a visit to Lincoln Road Mall is the perfect alternative — and a good way to indulge in some serious shopping. Along with big-name retailers like Express, Anthropologie and adidas Y-3 — a collaboration label between adidas and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto — you’ll also find a range of eclectic specialty stores including OmLuxe Collection (unique bags inspired by the yoga practice and Indian culture, with a portion of proceeds given to the women of India), Taschen Books (deluxe art tomes), Romero Britto (colorful works by the famed painter), CB2 (exquisite home furnishings), Custo Barcelona (women’s fashions) and The Dog Bar (a modern

boutique for pets). When it’s time for a break, pick up a gelato at Freddo Helado and check out the street performers, or introduce your palate to one of Lincoln Road’s many top-rated restaurants, where options span the flavors of Italian, Mexican, New American, Mediterranean, Asian, German, Cuban, Argentine, Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. But, when it comes to Lincoln Road, it’s hard to forget Alchemist, a boutique carrying specialty designers. The most unique aspect of this store, however, is its appearance and location. Designed by Rene Gonzalez Architecture, the shop sits in a striking glass box on the fifth level of the 1111 Lincoln Road parking structure, with sweeping views of the Miami skyline.

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Located north of 14th Street between Washington and Pennsylvania Avenues, Española Way is known for its beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture that dates back to the early 1920s. Rather than feature a score of world-famous brands, this pedestrian-friendly European style enclave has art galleries, hip bars and unique little shops — like Bia’s Jewelry, where you’ll find eclectic, funky pieces that you probably won’t see anywhere else. A hot destination for club hopping, Washington Avenue is known for its energetic nightlife. Don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity or two at Dream Nightclub, where Kim Kardashian West, Diddy and Usher have been spotted. Washington Avenue also boasts a score of uncommon shops. Embrace your alter ego with costumes and vintage wear from Beatnix, celebrate the beach bum in you with beach-ready gear at Surf Style and browse an immense selection of bikes, skateboards and paddleboards at Fritz’s Skate Bike & Surf. Sunset Harbour is one of the newest go-to spots in South Beach for fashionistas. Here you’ll find popular boutiques such as Peace Love World, Blush and Eberjey. Next to the boat launch are the Sunset Harbour Shops. With its trendy, checkered design along the building’s façade, it’s hard to miss. The large enclosure is host to numerous restaurants, including A La Folie — a French café and bistro that serves everything from specialty coffees and crepes to Quiche Lorraine and savory sandwiches. Also in the area is Jessie, a popular fashion boutique that prides itself on carrying high-end designers such as Alexis, Rag & Bone and Show Me Your Mumu. Of course, not all of Miami’s superb shopping is found within the confines of Strolling down Española Way


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Miami Beach. As you explore the rest of the city’s attractions, be sure to work in some shopping stops in these areas.

The Luxe Touch Located in the suburbs of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale open-air shopping destination with an exquisite collection of designer brands and boutiques. The beautifully landscaped gardens feature a koi pond, lush palm trees, calming fountains and colorful flora. Designer shops and fine jewelers here include Dior, Emporio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford and Calypso St. Barth. If you’re looking for a unique gift, stop by Mike’s Cigars, located just two blocks from Bal Harbour Shops. This popular shop has been in business since


1950. Mike’s Cigars offers one of the largest selections of cigars, humidors and accessories, including cigars from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Honduras. Gray & Sons is the jewelry shop that originated from Keith Gray’s fine appreciation for timeless pieces and vintage heirlooms. After seeing the potential for such pieces in 1980 and seizing the opportunity, Gray became a player in the vintage sector. Today, the landmark store in Bal Harbour offers classic pieces, personalized service and a “buy it, try it, love it or leave it” policy. In the heart of Brickell, a revolutionary, state-of-the-art structure serves as a blend of Miami’s modern, chic atmosphere and its flare for connectivity. From the outside, the grandeur of

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Brickell City Centre speaks for itself — all 4.9 million square feet of it. Design features including the Climate Ribbon® outdoor trellis — an art-meets-science structure created to protect guests from inclement weather, expose them to an open-air experience, collect rainwater for reuse and regulate temperature via sea breezes — set it apart from the other buildings in the financial district. With four floors of retail, parking, mid-rise office buildings, residential apartments (REACH and RISE) and luxury hotel (Miami by Swire Hotels) to venture through, the Centre really is an urban oasis, combining the best in entertainment, shopping and the diversity of Miami itself. The Centre’s shopping highlights include brands like Zara, Tommy Bahama, AllSaints and Saks Fifth


Avenue. The CMX Movie Theater serves as the mecca of cinema experiences, with reclining seats, a full-bar list, unique dining menu, and in-theater service attendants throughout every showing. When it comes to cuisine, the options are vast and eclectic. After an afternoon of shopping, head to Sugar — a trendy, outdoor spot on the rooftop of EAST that’s perfect for happy-hour enthusiasts and social gatherings alike.

Artsy Wynwood If the spirit of an artist were expressed through paint and visual art, you’d envision something that looks a lot like Wynwood. Amid quote-covered sidewalks and brilliantly colored murals, the shops of Wynwood — just a short ride from Downtown Miami — add to the artistic chemistry. Store windows

are filled with geometric patterns and current trends. Nomad Tribe is a shop that represents Wynwood well. Striving to bring together artists and clothing for a cause, it’s a store with a purpose. Also worth a stop are Boho Hunter (a boutique offering bohemian styles) and Marine Layer (known for its soft tees made from trees and more than 25 other custom fabrics). Wynwood even manages to turn food into an artistic culinary experience. The Salty Donut Artisanal Donut Shop and Coffee Bar offers doughnuts packed with one-ofa-kind flavors such as maple bacon and Nutella. To satisfy your savory palate, Coyo Taco offers a wide variety of tacos ranging from pescado (grilled or fried fish) to quinoa (for vegetarians). And, if you pass through the back door of Coyo at night, you’ll find a hidden bar.

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Roche Bobois showroom in Miami’s Design District

With stylish bistros, art-filled walls, chic boutiques and delectable food options, Wynwood has a special way of appealing to all your senses.

Divine Design Located near Downtown Miami, the Design District seamlessly blends together fashion and art. Discover highend shopping at more than 55 home décor and fashion boutiques. An interior designer’s dream, here you’ll find top furniture and home accessories stores like Roche Bobois and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The architectural layout of the stores and inspiring merchandise will give you an experience full of creative expression. While wandering in and out of stores, such as Hublot, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Rag & Bone, it will be hard


to miss the bright and exciting murals called Jungle and Vortex that bring the streets to life. Next to a line of storefront windows is a geometric, bubble-shaped dome at the center of Palm Court called the Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome. Other new attractions include Orange Theory for fitness gurus and Blue Bottle Coffee for caffeine connoisseurs.

Downtown Delights With sweeping views of the waterfront, Bayside Marketplace is located just a couple of blocks from AmericanAirlines Arena on Biscayne Boulevard. Cobblestone walkways and a wide entryway displaying the word “Bayside” open up to a variety of shops and entertainment options. The outdoor mall has an abundance

of stores and restaurants such as Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and a Mojito Bar. Also notable is Kirk Jewelers, located just a 10-minute walk from Bayside. This high-end showroom has been family-owned and -operated since 1947 and serves as an official jeweler for Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tudor. For bridal jewelry, Danhov and Siera provide stunning, timeless pieces for that special someone in your life, with everything from sterling silver to 18K gold diamond jewelry. Kirk’s expertise and superior service is as unparalleled as the exclusive selection of jewelry and timepieces they offer.

On a Grand Scale Grandeur is perhaps the best way to describe Aventura Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the country. Located in a northern suburb of Miami, the mall has recently expanded and now boasts a 93-foot slide — the Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten Höller — that serves as a landmark and an exhilarating activity for visitors. When it comes to luxury shopping, this place definitely has it all, with popular names like Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Armani Exchange and Topshop spread throughout the threestory, 2.7 million-square-foot mall. As for food, Aventura Mall has just about everything under the sun, including Poke 305 (offering the freshest twist on this Hawaiian favorite), Dr Smood (for healthy smoothies and light bites), Blue Bottle Coffee (the second location in South Florida for this new-to-the-scene coffee shop) and CVI.CHE 105 Aventura (a Peruvian gem, voted best restaurant in Aventura by TripAdvisor).

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W H E R E TO B U Y Local nurseries, as well as online retailers, feature a wide variety of greenery and planters.


Greenery transforms a home and can be as expressive as a work of art.


Adding greenery to your home can be just as important as other accessories — if not more so — and the tropical setting will make you feel like you’re still on vacation. Miami-based interior designer Maite Granda ( is passionate about creating luxury spaces using a mix of colors, textures and modern elements that result in visually stunning designs. Whether she’s designing a primary residence or a vacation home for her upscale clientele, there are plants she favors to add a good vibe and spruce up her designs. We sat down with Granda — who received the “10,000 Ideabook Saves” badge from Houzz, with more than 10,000 people adding images of her interior design work to their inspiration boards — to talk about the power of plants.

Houseplants are hot right now! What are some of your personal favorites? Yes! Houseplants have become very fashionable in today’s home. Orchids and ficus are my favorites, but I like most indoor plants. I often use Ficus lyrata (also known as the fiddle-leaf fig) because it blends in nicely with most interiors. It has a tall slender trunk with big lush leaves that create a warm, elegant look. Areca palms and bamboo plants are beautiful, too. What are some health Maite Granda benefits? Most plants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe. Therefore, indoor houseplants are

effective natural air purifiers. Edible plants offer benefits, too — rosemary improves memory; mint helps with nausea and digestive problems, as well as depression; aloe vera strengthens the immune system, alleviates menstrual problems, reduces arthritis pain and heals wounds. The list goes on. What is the best placement for greenery? Most interior plants do well near a window because there’s good natural light without direct sun exposure. Is there a planter you favor? Self-watering planters by Lechuza. They are stylish, modern and come in many sizes and colors.


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Offering luxury waterfront properties, unmatched sophistication and desirable locations, Miami Beach is one of the world’s premier destinations. By Nancy Bernstein


iami Beach is an amazing place to visit, but it’s even better to live here. Our beaches, restaurants and nightlife draw tourists from all over the world, but it’s our beautiful homes that really stand out due to their innovative designs that redefine luxury living. Depending on your lifestyle, there are a few different neighborhoods to explore before you decide to settle down in paradise and buy a place of your own.

Fisher Island is a private island located just off the MacArthur Causeway (395) where residents arrive and depart by ferry. It’s one of the most exclusive and luxurious residential developments in Miami Beach. Founded by Carl Fisher, Fisher


Fisher Island

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L I K E A LO CA L Biking to South Pointe Park on You can watch cruise ships leave the Port of Miami on their way to the Caribbean. There is also

Island was owned by the Vanderbilt family until the 1960s, when it was sold for redevelopment. These days, you’ll find condominiums and villas of all sizes on the island, and many of them are oceanfront. Fisher Island residents enjoy a host of amenities, including a beach club, a spa, a nine-hole golf course and a private marina. The former Vanderbilt mansion serves as the island’s main clubhouse. The latest residency option on the island is a 10-story boutique building with 43 luxury units whose prices start at $6.5 million: a highly-coveted option for today’s high-end buyer with multiple homes.

South of Fifth Set apart from the denser, touristy section of South Beach, South of Fifth


(SoFi) is literally the bottom section of the Miami Beach below Fifth Street. This is a pedestrian-friendly community where residents have the beach, great restaurants and South Pointe Park — one of the nicest parks on Miami Beach — all within walking distance. With all of its attractions and a convenient location, it’s no surprise that SoFi is home to some of the most soughtafter high-rise condominiums in the city, including Apogee, Murano at Portofino, Murano Grande, ICON South Beach and the Continuum dual towers. You can also find renovated Art Deco and midcentury modern gems, along with South Beach’s only townhouses that have private garages. Young families flock to SoFi for South Pointe Elementary School, one

a children’s playground and a sidewalk for walking, jogging and skateboarding.

of the top-rated public schools in Miami-Dade County. The area is also home to a host of top restaurants, including the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab, Prime 112 (one of the city’s best steak houses and a favorite hangout for celebrities) and Smith & Wollensky, another top steak house that’s ideal for sunset dining and people watching on the nearby boardwalk. Some new-construction SoFi condos to check out include Three Hundred Collins at 300 Collins Avenue. This modern retreat takes its inspiration from the


Sundays is a favorite local activity.

timeless serenity of the natural world, featuring wood floors and stone finishes on spacious terraces and balconies that allow residents to soak up the sun. With only 19 residences, Three Hundred Collins condo prices start at $2.3 million. There’s also the new Louver House at

311 Meridian Avenue, which embraces the tropical qualities of the South of Fifth neighborhood and reinterprets them for contemporary living. Louver House features only 12 spacious residences that are accessed by private elevators, all with magnificent interior design, oversized private terraces and lush gardens that extend the living space of every residence to the outdoors. Prices here start at $2.5 million.

South Beach South Beach, otherwise known as the Art Deco District or SoBe, was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting back in the 1910s. These days it’s a thriving center for beautiful beaches, nightlife, shopping and dining, with real estate that runs north from Fifth Street to 22nd Street. As a major destination for tourists from all across the globe, South Beach is packed with condos and historic Art Deco hotels like the Delano and the National. Its brightly painted, iconic lifeguard stands line the beautiful beaches at every block. To get around SoBe, bikes are quite popular and you can rent a Deco Bike from strategically placed stands throughout the area. Be


There are a few different neighborhoods to explore before you decide to settle down in paradise and buy a place of your own.

sure to stop by Lincoln Road, an outdoor mall lined with boutique shops, bars, restaurants and theaters. Real estate options in South Beach consist primarily of condos, ranging from those found in luxury oceanfront buildings such as Faena, The W Residences, Beach House 8, Residences at the Edition and Capri South Beach to smaller, more budget-friendly buildings located just a few blocks off the beach. On the bayside, there are luxury doorman buildings to consider, such as The Floridian and The Waverly.

Mid-Beach The Mid-Beach section of Miami Beach runs from 24th to 63rd Street. It’s best defined by its more laid-back

atmosphere compared to the intensity of South Beach. Mid-Beach features family-owned shops and restaurants on 41st Street, including the legendary The Forge, three amazing children’s parks, a dog park, the JCC (a fitness studio with great classes), Scott Rakow Community Center and North Beach Elementary, an A-rated public school. Enjoy the outdoors by strolling along the ocean boardwalk that runs from 21st to 46th Streets, home to some of the quieter beaches on Miami Beach. Iconic hotels such as the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and Soho Beach House offer full-service hotel accommodations for tourists, along with superb ground-floor restaurants like Cecconi’s Miami Beach and Scarpettta. Continued on page 66














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And while there, you may find some famous faces among your neighbors. Current Mid-Beach residents include musicians Barry Gibb and Phil Collins and basketball star Chris Bosh, who currently live on prestigious upper North Bay Road in luxurious waterfront homes that back up to beautiful Biscayne Bay. Jennifer Lopez’s 5,000-squarefoot home sold for a record high of $33 million back in 2015, but you can still find Art Deco MiMo (Miami Modern) estates like the one at 6410 N. Bay Road for just under $10 million. The Ritz-Carlton Residences is one of the newest developments redefining Mid-Beach, offering seven acres of gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina on Surprise Lake. Residences here start at $1.6 million.


Real estate in North Beach consists primarily of a continuation of oceanfront and bay front condos on Collins Avenue and Indian Creek Drive. Luxury residential condominiums line the ocean on Collins Avenue and the bayside on Indian Creek Drive and are generally more affordable than condos on South Beach.

Island Living Miami Beach has a series of islands in exclusive gated neighborhoods of primarily waterfront homes; these highly desirable neighborhoods include Hibiscus; Palm; Star; Venetian Islands; Sunset I, II, III & IV; La Gorce and Allison Islands. Further to the north are Normandy and the exclusive enclave of Indian Creek Island.

The Venetian Islands, located between Miami Beach and Downtown Miami, are just minutes away from Lincoln Road’s shopping and movie theater, Publix supermarket and various restaurants just over the bridge on Purdy Avenue. The Venetian Causeway connects six man-made islands — Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, Di Lido Island, San Marino Island, Rivo Alto and Belle Isle Island — and is a mecca for bikers, joggers and inline skaters, who can be seen exercising at all hours of the day.

North Beach Known for its sprawling stretches of sand, neighborhood bars and restaurants, and quiet atmosphere, North Beach runs from 63rd to 87th Streets. North Beach is home to North Shore Park, where residents and tourists

can enjoy a wide range of sports from volleyball to bicycling on the boardwalk, and also includes the recently renovated North Shore Park Bandshell, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts cultural events, concerts and entertainment. Real estate in North Beach consists primarily of a continuation of oceanfront and bay front condos on Collins Avenue and Indian Creek Drive. There are a handful of oceanfront homes along Collins Avenue in the exclusive community of Altos del Mar. Homes here are just steps to the ocean. A four-bedroom home located at 7801 Collins Avenue will list for $4,995,000, as opposed to the bayside where a four-bedroom waterfront home lists for $2,299,000 at 1281 Stillwater Drive.

Surfside Beginning at 87th Street and ending at 96th Street, Surfside offers a quaint beachtown-style setting thanks to its milelong, gorgeous beach, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class Bal Harbour Shops and culturally diverse restaurants. An abundance of family-friendly activities and events gives Surfside a special charm, whether it’s a casual tasty meal at one of the small bistros, a picnic at North Shore State Recreation Area or the neighborhood’s lovely oceanfront community center. Incorporated in 1935, Surfside boasts many homes built in the Art Deco style; and streets are in alphabetical order named after famous writers and poets, including Abbott, Byron, Carlyle and Dickens.

Now under construction is L’Atelier Miami Beach (6901 Collins Avenue), which is an 18-story condominium with only 25 luxury condo residences. You have your option of purchasing a one-ofa-kind half-floor residence or a full-floor residence. The floor plans are spacious, and all feature multiple large and expansive balconies and terraces. Every residence at L’Atelier has sunrise and sunset views. New-construction prices start at $3 million.

A native of South Florida and a 20-year resident of Miami Beach, Nancy Bernstein is a Luxury Estate Agent for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. She can be reached at or by text at 305.490.9778.

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OASIS Internationally renowned Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni’s first full-scale residential project in the United States is an ultra-luxury waterfront development that redefines tropical modern living in Miami. BY VANESSA MOLINA SANTAMARIA


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Located on the shores of Surprise Lake in Mid-Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, boasts 111 condominium residences and a limited collection of 15 Piero Lissoni-designed stand-alone Villa Residences. “The tropical setting played a big role in our design approach. One of the things that is really striking about Miami is the light, so the design is very much about optimizing that natural light and connecting to the water and the verdant gardens outside,” says Nicoletta Canesi, vice president, Lissoni Inc. “The goal was to seamlessly connect the inside and the outside experience.” Lissoni’s modern and artistic interior design included neutral fabrics and tones throughout, ranging from a light sand color to white with a few touches of light blue. All walls

are finished in an off-white color plaster like micro cement, and the floor is a light beige. To contrast with these light tones, Lissoni incorporated

“One of the things that is really striking about Miami is the light, so the design is very much about optimizing that natural light and connecting to the water and the verdant gardens outside.” dark wood elements like bookshelves and consoles, which create a perfect staging area for collections to be displayed. Inspired by world travel, the collections on display include African masks, antique majolica plates, Chinese vases and terra-cotta horses, ethnic tables and sculptures, and an

old Native American canoe — a link to the native culture of Florida. With prices ranging from $2 million to over $40 million, each residence features a Lissoni-designed Boffi kitchen, Gaggenau appliances and designer fixtures. Another unique feature will be the on-site private boat dockage and a captained private day yacht for intracoastal and beach access. Many homes will also include private elevator foyers, sprawling terraces, summer kitchens and private plunge pools. The residences feature resortstyle amenities such as a tropically landscaped rooftop pool deck with stunning views of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay; navigable marine helipad; an expansive infinity-edge pool with a waterfall; a cinema-quality private theater and the world’s first residential art studio designed by Lissoni in collaboration with Miami artist Tatiana Blanco. With an ideal location and a timeless, elegant design, the residences offer the ultimate in luxury living for buyers with discerning taste.


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Mark your calendar so you can enjoy these year-round events and festivals in Miami Beach and surrounding areas.

Miami Fashion Week Yi-Chun Wu/Courtesy of The Esplanade Co. Ltd./Arsht Center

June Design Miami American Black Film Festival

July International Mango Festival

March Winter Party Festival Deck the Walls Block Party & Beer Release

Ultra Music Festival Rock the Beach: Battle of the Bands


Swim Show & Lingerie Show International Ballet Festival of Miami

August Miami Spice Restaurant Program

BacardĂ­ Miami Sailing Week

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Miami Film Festival

OUTshine Film Festival

Brazilian Film Festival of Miami

Flamenco Festival Miami


Miami International Auto Show

Calle Ocho Festival Miami Open Tennis Tournament Miami Music Week


Miami Museum Month


American Craft Beer Week


Concrete Beach Brewery Anniversary Party


Miami Carnival Parade & Concert

Miami Book Fair International


Ongoing Events

Art Miami

You can also take part in one of these ongoing events and tours during your stay.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Deco Walking Tour Miami Beach

Design Miami

ArtCenter South Florida Studio Crawl Miami Beach

King Mango Strut Parade

Gallery Walks Various locations


Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Beach Miami Beach

January Miami Beach Polo World Cup Art Deco Weekend

HistoryMiami City Tours and Free Family Fun Days HistoryMiami Museum

Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market Miami Beach Miami Culinary Tours South Beach, Wynwood and more MiMo on the Beach Walking Tour Miami Beach PĂŠrez Art Museum (PAMM) Free Days First Thursdays and Second Saturdays Wynwood Art Walk Every second Saturday

International Chocolate Festival Miami Marathon

February Coconut Grove Arts Festival The Original Miami Beach Antique Show Art Wynwood Miami International Boat Show Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Activities and Attractions

Dining and Nightlife

THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART............................. pg. 3

ANTIGUA DISTILLERY LIMITED....................... pg. 51

The Bass Museum focuses on exhibitions of international contemporary art. Founded in 1964, it reopened to the public in 2017 after major renovations. 305.673.7530

Antigua Distillery Limited is a hand-crafted distillery that makes rum in small batches. Its unique continuous column copper still is one of the last two remaining in the English-speaking Caribbean. After distillation, their rum is aged once using bourbon or Tennessee whiskey barrels for a minimum of 5 years before being blended in 85-year-old oak vats. 268.480.3200

CYCLE PARTY................................................... pg. 43

Cycle party is one of the most fun and unique experiences in Miami. Each party bike can fit up to 15 people whose job will be to pedal to get going. Every Cycle Party comes with music, a guide and a tour perfectly tailored for every guest. Book now for an unforgettable adventure! 305.930.8303 FROST MUSEUM.................................................. pg. 2

Sitting on four acres within Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-squarefoot Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is divided into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique campus-like setting takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, and from the human cell to outer space. It investigates life as we know it while exploring the process of science and innovation. Great for kids of all ages! 305.434.9600 MIAMI SEAQUARIUM......................................... pg. 19

Discover South Florida’s best aquarium, see world-class sea life exhibits and learn about wildlife rescue and marine animal care at the Conservation Outpost. Make a feathered friend at the Penguin Isle exhibit and get the chance to meet them. Plus, there is no greater thrill than getting in the water with their friendly dolphins and sea lions for an up-close-and-personal experience. 305.365.2501

CIBO WINE BAR SOUTH BEACH............ Back cover

Cibo is the biggest and newest Italian restaurant in all of South Beach, featuring a soaring twostory award-winning wine room equipped with a harnessed wine angel to retrieve your favorite bottle. From Cibo’s industrial chic bar area and casual Ocean Drive street-side patio to one of SoBe’s largest rooftop patios, every corner offers a distinctly different experience. 305.987.6060 CONCRETE BEACH BREWERY......................... pg. 41

Concrete Beach Brewery brews a variety of beers for the greater Miami area at their Wynwoodbased brewery. The brewery’s Social Hall, located at 325 NW 24th Street, features an 18-tap bar that serves an ever-changing roster of classic and newly inspired beers and a rotating list of events. 305.796.2727 CVI.CHE 105................................................. pg. 32—33

CVI.CHE 105 is an award-winning Peruvian restaurant known for its vast selection of creative and unique ceviches, among several other traditional dishes. CVI.CHE 105 has risen to represent Peruvian gastronomy with three locations throughout Miami. 305.577.3454 / 786.534.8651

ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. 305.538.5220

Real Estate THE BF TEAM............................................. pg. 64—65

The BF Team has sold over $1 billion of real estate throughout their 20+ years in business. They represent five cultures, five languages and multiple disciplines in finance, marketing and sales. This, combined with their market knowledge and access to the Sotheby’s brand, offers unparalleled global service and results. JULIO CASAS, REALTOR.................................. pg. 67 Julio Casas is fully committed to providing you with what his company calls “The Weichert Difference” — a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate experience as easy and as stressfree as possible. 786.709.1228

Services KARI STENHOLM PHOTOGRAPHY................. pg. 71

Kari Stenholm is a passionate photographer who has worked with the best names in the world of fashion and photography. His work has been featured in international publications such as L’Uomo Vogue, L’Officiel Hommes, GQ and Men’s Health. 305.762.7533

Shopping GOLD TIME JEWELRY................... Inside back cover

Established jeweler on Lincoln Road Mall offering high-end timepieces, custom jewelry and repair services. 305.534.8897

PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI.......................... pg. 25

Showcasing modern and contemporary international art complete with waterfront dining. Free guided tours. 305.375.3000 TARPOON LAGOON............................................ pg. 21

A family-owned and operated dive store since 1952, Tarpoon Lagoon offers a vast selection of dive equipment, classes and dive trips to suit all levels of divers and snorkelers. Located at the Miami Beach Marina since 1997, they have become the dive operator of choice for locals and visitors alike. 305.532.1445

PELICAN HOTEL & CAFÉ................................... pg. 9

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Pelican’s RestCafe offers world-class cuisine with an Italian flair, focusing on the finest and freshest ingredients available. The café embodies the spirit of an authentic restaurant, specializing in the art of seafood cuisine. With impeccable service and attention to detail, their sidewalk café welcomes you to the heart of the electric pulse of the Art Deco District. 305.673.3373

Gray & Sons sells meticulously restored, like-new watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces, as well as an impressive selection of modern jewelry and diamonds. 305.865.0999

SCARPETTA.......................................................... pg. 5

THRILLER MIAMI SPEEDBOAT ADVENTURES...................................................... pg. 15

Scarpetta, led by James Beard award recipient Scott Conant, offers a regional Italian menu with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. 305.674.4660

This power catamaran takes you on a 45-minute offshore adventure, providing an ultimate sightseeing experience. 305.371.FAST (3278)

YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR.......... pg. 35 The James Beard–nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar offers farm-fresh


KIRK JEWELERS .........................................Inside front cover and pg. 1

Since 1947, Kirk Jewelers has been dedicated to providing luxury timepieces and fine jewelry. As your authorized retailer in Miami for Rolex, Patek Philippe, Tudor and other fine Swiss watches, Kirk Jewelers offers the official worldwide factory guarantee in addition to a complimentary extended warranty. Enjoy their amazing collection of designer jewelry, such as necklaces, rings and diamond earrings from Roberto Coin, Chimento and Rebecca. 305.371.1321






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