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BELLO MARCH 2016

SAVORING SOUTH BEACH

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EXPERIENCE

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Everybody Wants

RYAN GUZMAN by Aleksandar Tomovic and Leslie Alejandro

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CONTENTS 113 Contents Masthead Letter from the Editor

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RYAN GUZMAN

Lifestyle - CLASS Heaven at THIRD SPACE The Chapman Experience Tavel Tips Out on the Town BELLOmag.com

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PUBLISHER IMAGE NATION STUDIO L.L.C. California, USA editorial@bellomag.com

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Aleksandar Tomovic (editor in chief) alek@bellomag.com Stephane Marquet (creative director) steph@bellomag.com Leslie Alejandro (executive director) leslie@bellomag.com Dio Anthony (entertainment editor) dio@bellomag.com Warren Alfie Baker (fashion director) warren@bellomag.com Nicole Walmsley (beauty editor) nicole@bellomag.com Michelle Ganney (associate entertainment editor) michelle@bellomag.com Dee Trillo (senior lifestyle and travel editor) dee@bellomag.com Fabio Fernandez (fashion news director) fabio@bellomag.com Kimmy Erin Kertes (fashion editor-at-large) kimmy@bellomag.com Hiko Mitsuzuka (entertainment editor-at-large) hiko@bellomag.com Morgan Stewart (lifestyle editor at large) boobsandloubs@bellomag.com Steven Carver (international editor) steven@bellomag.com Brent Lambert (design and technology editor) brent@bellomag.com Jon Norris (european editor) jon@bellomag.com Mark Norris (european editor) mark@bellomag.com Amanda Peixoto-Elkins (creative director, latin america) amanda@bellomag.com

INTERNS

PAULO ACUÑA (editorial assistant) paulo@bellomag.com CELESTE PIRAINO (social media and communications assistant) celeste@bellomag.com

LAYOUT

NEBOJSA DOLOVACKI

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

COVER STORY: MICHELLE GANNEY (Entertainment) HIKO MITSUZUKA (Entertainment and Travel) MARK AND JON NORRIS (Lifestyle and Fashion) DEE TRILLO (Lifestyle and Beauty)

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

COVER: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC AND LESLIE ALEJANDRO, Los Angeles, CA BRIAN KAMINSKI, Los Angeles, CA

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Letter from the Editor

So happy that the spring is finally here. It is in perfect sync with the new version of BELLO mag. As we have already announced, we are dropping the strict vile organization of the mag (while we will still be covering Entertainment, Fashion, Young Hollywood, and Beauty, these subjects will be mixed in each issue rather than have their own separate theme). This gives us more freedom to bring you a variety of amazing stories, interviews, and fashion editorials. We have so many new things going on. Michelle Ganney who was writing from London and interviewing the talent, has now finally moved to Los Angeles, and on her first day here, she was with us at this very cover shoot with the amazing Ryan Guzman. This is not the firs time we have worked with Ryan though, he has been in BELLO a few years ago, when I was photographing with Leslie Alejandro, who at the time, was still our Beauty editor. Things have evolved a lot since. Leslie is now our Executive director, and she and I partnered to do this photo shoot together. Yes, Leslie is an amazing photographer, and I am so happy to have her be part of this shoot. And Ryan was amazing to play with again also! We had so much fun creating this interesting fashion story. Make sure to check out the BTS video Arno Diem filmed during the photo shoot, and read the interview done on set with Michelle Ganney. Thank you all for sending us all the emails and and pitches, we are happy to place in the magazine talent that you all love! So keep doing so by sending your requests to @BELLOmag . Ciao, Alek  BELLO mag Editor in Chief Aleksandar Tomovic

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LIFESTYLE

CLASS Heaven at

GOING TO THE GYM USED TO BE ABOUT THAT DREADED 30 MINUTES ON THE TREADMILL, OR FORCING YOURSELF ON THAT BLUE MAT UNTIL YOU’D RACKED UP 100 SIT-UPS. A PAINFUL JOY WOULD AWAIT YOU AT THE END. THIRD SPACE UNDERSTANDS YOUR PAIN, AND SO HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CHANGE THE PHILOSOPHY OF WORKING OUT, TO A MORE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE. WE ARE SOCIAL CREATURES, AFTER ALL. WRITTEN AND CREATED BY MARK & JON NORRIS From Swimming to Combat, Body and Mind to Athletic and Rig, Third Space has a multitude of classes, at all times of the day, to suit you. And for the runners reading this, they also have a weekly running club, TRIBE, which meets outside the Soho Space.

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Social benefits from exercise isn’t a new phenomenon, but too many of us get jammed up in our everyday lives, leaving our workouts at the bottom of the pile, and often, forgotten. Third Space is trying to change this culture. Looking forward to a group spin class,

catching up with newly found friends, and driving yourself to achieve more from your lunchtime workout can be a powerful lifestyle change in itself. Let me give you a taste of how Third Space are trying to make fitness, fun…

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WRITTEN AND CREATED BY MARK & JON NORRIS

ATHLETIC & RIG Release your inner athlete with our high intensity and high energy workouts. These supercharged classes can be found in our studios, on our treadmills and on our specially designed Rig or Retro Gym. Proven to kick start your metabolism making you stronger, leaner, fitter, faster.

STUDIO CYCLING The place for motivation. Intense cycling workouts that burn calories, improve fitness and get endorphins flowing all powered by energetic music and instructors. We’re in this together.

MIND & BODY Close your eyes, clear your mind, let’s begin. Whether you’re a fan of Vinyasa Flow or love the ballet style movement of Barre, the Third Space Mind & Body program is flexible. Improve flexibility and core strength, prevent or overcome injury, and feel focused after every class. Namaste to that.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Strong body, strong mind. Weight based exercise is the fastest way to build lean muscle and shape your body. Our expert trainers will help you to sculpt and define with the right techniques to see results.

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COMBAT Excitement, intensity, everything you want from a workout. From traditional boxing and bag-work to kickboxing and sport-specific conditioning, work up a sweat and work off any pent up aggression.

DANCE Learn from the pros in a fun filled session designed for any level. Turn up, have fun and enjoy the music.

SPECIALISTÂ Our specialist classes vary across clubs and by season but include antenatal classes specially designed to help with pregnancy and regeneration classes to help you recoup.

SWIM From Tri-swim, to swim camp, the beautiful Third Space Aquatic facilities are a mouthwatering prospect for any water activity.

Head to the newly designed Third Space website for more information and to book your tour: www.thirdspace.london Facebook: Third-Space-London Instagram: ThirdSpaceLondon 7

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TRULY ENGLISH BRANDS IN THE ACCESSORIES ARENA ARE A GROWING BREED. CHAPMAN HAS BEEN PIONEERING THE BRITISH LUXURY FASHION SCENE FOR OVER THREE DECADES NOW, WITH ROOTS DEEP IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE, NEAR CARLISLE.

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John Chapman started the company in the early 1980’s, selling locally made shooting and fishing bags, all over the world. The brand started out as an authentic alternative to the luxury designers of their day, and hasn’t veered too far from this course, today. The brand has a home-made, local, and very British feel to it. Chapman may be expanding its popularity, but the brand is sticking to its long-lasting heritage of colonialism, mixed with sophistication and class. 9

We, as consumers, all look for something a little different, and special, when deciding to purchase something that will be an extension of our own personality. Looking across the luxury landscape of brands, to me, they all feel a little homogenous, a little like they are all born from the same family. They lack a certain rooted depth to their character. Chapman has done brilliantly at sustaining this depth. Right through to the masking tape on their shipment packages, they address everything a luxury consumer would ask for from a

luxury British brand. Every detail has a special finishing touch. From 18oz canvas twill, to waxed English ash wood, the materials used for producing Chapman products are environmentally sustainable, and of the highest quality, which goes a long way to explain the durability and life expectancy of the final product. We have picked out a few of our favorite pieces from the Chapman range.

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Editors Picks Medium Classic Holdall (£199) A popular size in our handsome canvas holdall design. Ideal size for a long weekend or a week’s holiday. Also suitable as a carry on bag. Wide opening helps packing and unpacking. Flaps can be fastened down when carried by hand or attached to the optional shoulder strap.

iPad Sleeve (£39.50) Available as standard in wool, tweed and canvas, you can also have any of our stock canvas colours and materials in this style, just drop Chapman an email with your requirements. They can also make it for you in slightly different tablet or touch screen dimensions e.g. a Surface or similar. The sleeve features a waterproof bonded wool, tweed or canvas body with a padded front panel, security clasp and leather trim.

Ribble Rucksack (£299) The Ribble is a robust and detailed rucksack designed for work, travel and leisure. Specified in a shower proofed British canvas, it features an interior padded technology compartment and a one handed mountaineering style 4 bar slide strap adjuster BELLOmag.com

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Wye Work Bag (£299) The Wye is a generously proportioned work and travel bag also suitable for overnight business trips. Specified in a shower proofed British canvas, it features a padded technology pocket and plentiful interior and exterior organization

Eden Handbag (£149) The Eden Collection of Women’s handbags and totes is named after the rivers of Cumbria. The Collection offers styles which can be used daily for a multitude of tasks, from school run to coffee with friends, combining form and function. The bags are made using a waterproof and washable material, with features you won’t find on cheaper nylon bags: interior lining and pockets, an exterior pocket, a high quality brass zip with leather puller and full leather trim. Initially offered in Olive and Navy, we plan to expand the colour ways over time. The Eden is a mid sized bag, with plenty of room for your daily essentials and more. The bag features leather base corner reinforcements and metal feet, protecting areas otherwise vulnerable to wear. The Eden can be carried on the shoulder or by hand.

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To get the whole Chapman Experience, please visit their online channels, below: www.chapmanbags.com Twitter: @ChapmanBags Instagram: @chapmanbags Facebook: Chapman Bags March 2016 - BELLO


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The Levy’s land in Schitt’s Creek.

WORDS MICHELLE GANNEY PHOTOS BY BRIAN KAMINSKI

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YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE DANIEL LEVY FROM HIS HILARIOUS NEW SHOW SCHITT’S CREEK. THE SHOW FOLLOWS JOHNNY ROSE, HIS SOAP STAR WIFE, MOIRA, AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN, DAVID (PLAYED BY DANIEL) AND SOCIALITE DAUGHTER, ALEXIS. THE FAMILY FIND THEMSELVES BROKE AND ARE FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR GLAMOROUS LIVES TO REGROUP IN A SMALL TOWN CALLED SCHITT’S CREEK.

Daniel’s father is the renowned actor Eugene Levy, who plays Daniel’s on-screen father, Johnny Rose, in this show. If you don’t know already (which you should), Eugene played everyone’s favorite character in the iconic American Pie franchise, the inappropriately hysterical ‘Jim’s Dad’. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for Daniel, he got to live the notorious American Pie experience throughout his high school days! BELLO: You wrote and are starring in Schitt’s Creek, tell me a little bit about the program? DANIEL LEVY: Yeah, I created it with my dad and essentially it’s about a notoriously wealthy family who lose their money and end up having to rebuild their lives in a very small town that they had bought, initially as a joke because the town was called Schitt’s Creek! It’s just how sort of this very disconnected family-learns-to-livewith-one-another without the band-aid of what money did for them in the past. B: You mentioned you work alongside your dad. How do you enjoy working with him? DL: It’s great! It’s a wonderful thing to be able to go to work everyday with your family. It’s a very rare opportunity, so we try to soak it all in. 15

B: He played the iconic ‘Jim’s Dad’ in American Pie. Did you watch those films growing up? DL: Yes! Whether I wanted to or not, it was sort of an inevitability. Yes it was a pretty seminal film at the time, and I was in high school when they came out, so I had a lot of kids in my class asking whether the film was a biography of my life! And I remember thinking, ‘I would love for a multi million dollar film to be made about me, but unfortunately, my boring life in Toronto is just not as exciting as the guy who screws a pie!’ B: Pansexuality is something you deal with on the show. Was this your idea to introduce this topic? DL: Yeah! It was just something that I felt fit with the character, and I think in the show we don’t try and turn it into anything more than just who this person is, and for us, it was really important to have this family be very accepting of his pansexuality. We didn’t want to turn it into something. We wanted to lead by example in terms of showing a family that’s very at ease with who their children are. B: There was an article I read earlier today which was ‘Daniel Levy discusses Schitt’s Creek, his eyebrows and being a sex object’. Would you say  your eyebrows are your trademark?!

DL: I guess whether I want them to be or not! They’re sort of out on display at all times. It wasn’t anything I asked for They’re just there! The sex object? I don’t even know how that came to be! But listen, if someone wants to think that, I’m not going to shatter the illusion! B: What traits do you share with your character in real life? DL: I think David is an incredibly neurotic human being, and I don’t actually share a lot with him, but I do think that we both have an unrelenting desire to have things be a certain way. I think we’re both perfectionists in terms of what we want and things should be a certain way, and I think in that regard I was able to impart some of my own life in terms of being the character, but that’s where I think the line gets drawn. Any more similarities and I think I’d actually be a terrible person in real life! B: Seeing as you’re one of the writers of the show. If you could have any actor appear on Schitt’s Creek who would it be? DL: I guess Julia Louis-Dreyfus? It’s a pretty unoriginal answer because I feel like everyone would sort of want her around at all times! She’s my number one! So, you know, listen, miracles can happen every day. We’ll keep our fingers crossed! March 2016 - BELLO


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ENTERTAINMENT

PITCHING HOLLYWOOD:

Downton Abbey Revisited NOW THAT HIKO MITSUZUKA (@THEFIRSTECHO) HAS FINALLY FINISHED BINGEING ON THE FINAL SEASON OF EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PERIOD DRAMA, HE’S GOT A FEW IDEAS TO KEEP THE DOWNTON LEGACY ALIVE...

For six seasons I sat through corsets, conspiracies, and car crashes in the English countryside. And I loved every melodramatic minute of it. That’s why I refuse to say goodbye to some of my favorite Downton Abbey characters. I truly believe we haven’t heard the last of the Crawley family and their loyal staff of servants. (Call it denial if you insist.) Hollywood, if you’re listening, you’ll want to sit down for this. And: you’re welcome.

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MRS. PATMORE’S PANTRY

Everyone’s favorite cook welcomes a variety of special guest stars each week at her B&B. Think The Love Boat but with a more mouthwatering menu served with a side of melodrama. Potential competition crossover with The Great British Bake Off.

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THE DOWAGER MYSTERIES

Isobel and Violet team up to become wisecracking amateur sleuths who solve crimes and other sinister goingson in the country.

TEA TIME WITH THOMAS

Move over Andy Cohen. Britain’s most villainous butler throws some shade and spills some tea, dishing on the behindclosed-doors scandals at Downton and other neighboring estates.

EDITH

DAISY IN BLOOM

A situational workplace comedy set in the London offices of Lady Crawley’s women’s magazine. Cameo appearances abound.

The mousy kitchen aide leaves the country to pursue a new life in the city with her new beau, the illiterate Andy.

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Everybody Wants

Ryan Guzman WORDS BY MICHELLE GANNEY PHOTOS BY ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC AND LESLIE ALEJANDRO

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COVER STORY

FROM THE HIP HOP MUSIC ON SET TO THE VINTAGE PLAYBOY MAGAZINES STACKED IN THE CORNER AND HIS RIPPLING ABS, IT’S SAFE TO SAY WE HAD A PRETTY GREAT PHOTO SHOOT WITH RYAN GUZMAN. THE TEXASBORN STUD IS SET TO BE THE LEAD IN THE RICHARD LINKLATER FILM, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. FROM HIS LOVE OF MARTIAL ARTS TO HIS CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FAMILY, WORKING WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ AND HIS UPCOMING VENTURES, GUZMAN REVEALED ALL TO BELLO.

BELLO: Do you enjoy doing photo shoots? RYAN GUZMAN: Photo shoots are always a little awkward for me because I’m not doing something. I’m trying to look a certain way, but it’s always fun with Bello. I’ve always had a good time. It’s uplifting, light, and easy. B: As well as acting you also do mixed martial arts fighting. How did that come about? RG: When I was 7 years old I started fighting. I got my black belt when I was 10 in Taekwondo, and I fell in love - I wanted to become Bruce Lee. So I continue to do it now even though I’m an actor. There’s something about martial arts that gives me freedom. B: So you actually made an appearance in Pretty Little Liars as a martial arts instructor with your co-star Lucy Hale. How was that? RG: I really did. Lucy’s always fun. She’s actually a friend of mine. More so than anything, the crew itself was fun to work with. Jill, the boom operator, everybody that I met, I made sure I had a good relationship with. I got excited going to work everyday. 27

B: Judging from your social media you seem to be really close with your family. What was their reaction when you told them you wanted to become an actor? RG: They were so happy that I wasn’t going to fight anymore. It was hard for them to come to my fights. I remember when I decided I wanted to become a professional fighter and they tried to talk me out of it. Then a couple years later I decided to move out to LA and just the smile on their faces. They were like ‘please, do whatever you want just don’t fight anymore, please!’ B: Is your younger brother Steven in the business too? RG: No he goes to UC Davis and plays soccer. Our family’s very athletic, very competitive. Any time I go home, we’re always competing about something, whether its checkers or eating fast. B: Last year you starred opposite the incredible Jennifer Lopez. What was the experience like working alongside her? RG: I thought it was going to be daunting. I thought it was going to be a lot to take in, but again Rob Cohen

was an amazing director. We always had a good conversation of where the character should be and because he made it so easy to collaborate with, I could feel free about getting crazy or going a little deeper with the character. Working with Jennifer was obviously incredible. B: So do you have any other upcoming projects that you want to talk about? RG: I have a movie coming out in April, Everybody wants some, by Richard Linklater. It’s a 1980’s comedy, spiritual sequel, amazing director, incredible. That’s why he won a golden globe. I mean I worked with such an amazing person, it was so eye opening. I was just taking notes silently in the corner. Comedy is very scary, especially when you have 10 other guys competing to be the funniest. It’s probably one of the best things I have ever been a part of and will ever be a part of. I know I’m very, very early in my career, but it was just one of those indescribable experiences. Watch Everybody Wants Some (Paramount Pictures) releasing worldwide April 8th.

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Photography ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC and LESLIE ALEJANDRO • Styling KAREN RAPHAEL Grooming NICOLE WALMSLEY at THE WALL GROUP using Kiehl’s • Hair SIENREE using V76 • Video ARNO DIEM Photo assistant SOSA BRANDON • Wardrobe assistant ILANA SUSSMAN • Makeup assistant ASHLEY WINFIELD BELLOmag.com

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TRAVEL

Traveling with Aging Parents PLANNING A VACATION WITH LOVED ONES? INTERGENERATIONAL TRAVEL EXPERT AND AUTHOR OF PLANES, CANES, AND AUTOMOBILES, VALERIE GRUBB, SHARES 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. My father was a pilot, so I was born with travel in my blood. I began traveling solo at the tender age of 4 (when I wandered just out of eyesight of my house one day), and since then I have continued to make exploring the world a priority. My mom, Dorothy, and I took our first overseas vacation together when she was 64, and in the more than twenty years since then, we have logged over 300,000 miles -- and counting! In response to the lack of available resources on the subject of seniors traveling with their adult children, I created TravelWithAgingParents.com in 2013, a blog which chronicles the triumphs (and challenges) of intergenerational travel. It eventually led to the book Planes, Canes, and Automobiles. ASK YOURSELF THIS:  When was the last time you went on vacation with your parents? If it’s been a while, make this the summer you travel together again. After all, they won’t be here forever, and grown-up vacations have a very different (and in many ways better) dynamic from the family trips of your childhood. To help with your planning, here are my top 5 tips to plan (and enjoy!) a vacation with your parents or grandparents:

1. Plan on slowing down. If your parents are in great physical shape, this may not be an issue. However, I’ve found that as my mom has aged, her ability (and interest) to see every tourist spot in a new city has waned. It’s just not as important to her as the time we spend together. On top of that, no one likes to admit to getting older, so don’t make your parent say out loud “I can’t keep up.” Instead, plan breaks in your schedule (including frequent bathroom stops) so your parent can recharge before tackling the next attraction. 45

2. Coordinate your travel schedules. If you’re going somewhere far away, try to coordinate your flights so you’re together as you make your way to your destination. Yes, air travel can be a hassle, but remind yourself that problems encountered on the road make for great stories afterward! You’ll be together and that’s what you’re going for on vacation anyway. So enjoy your time together wherever you are.

3. Bring snacks and water. Hunger can make anyone testy, so pack snacks in case the airline runs out of food items for purchase or if the flight attendants don’t make it to your row due to inclement weather. A good rule of thumb is to bring any food or drink that you absolutely need to get you through the flight plus delays (or short connections that don’t allow you to purchase something in the airport).

4. Check your emotional baggage before you walk out the door. Being in constant contact with anyone for an extended period of time can start to grate on your nerves. Add in a child-parent relationship and its

accompanying emotional baggage, and you and your parent may find yourselves one comment away from ruining the vacation. Before you leave home, remind yourself that this trip is an opportunity to connect with your parent on a deeper level (one that no amount of phone calls can match). To help ensure that you’re in the right headspace to enjoy the time together, plan a daily activity on your own—even if it’s just getting a coffee or hitting the gym.

5. Tune out electronic devices and tune in to your family. Vacation is a great opportunity to reconnect with the people you love and show them that they really are important in your life. Unfortunately, most parents don’t understand (or appreciate) your need to stay connected. They will think you’re bored or not interested in what they have to say. Try to limit usage to when you’re on your own so you can be present when you’re with your parents. Remember, saying “I love you” is not as meaningful as demonstrating it (and engaging with your parents accomplishes that task). FOLLOW VAL ON TWITTER @valgrubb March 2016 - BELLO


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Out On The Town Who, What, Where & When with Bello BY HIKO MITSUZUKA @THEFIRSTECHO

GALANTIS TAKES L.A. Galantis, the EDM duo that crafted one of the best summer jams of 2015 (“Peanut Butter Jelly”), took over The Wiltern in Los Angeles in early March. Opening for them was CID, the New York-based and  Grammy® Awardwinning DJ-producer who got the crowd pumped with several remixes and a few clean tracks.  Later in the night, Galantis exploded the historic venue with remixes and mashups of “Hotline Bling,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Darude’s “Sandstorm,” 90s fave “Show Me Love,” Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” and nearly all of the tracks from their debut album Pharmacy.  After blowing the crowd away with an energetic rendition of Rihanna’s “Bitch Betta Have My Money,” they followed up with The  Chainsmokers’s “Say You’ll Never Let Me Go” and worked a pair of giant drums into their performance while a giant LED screen burst with colorful

GALANTIS at The Wiltern in L.A.

visuals and live-feed footage of the audience. it all led up to an expectedly epic finale and encore that included their crowdpleaser “Runaway (U & I).”

GALANTIS at The Wiltern in L.A.

Swizz Beatz & Aron Belka

ARTSY BEATZ Swizz Beatz attended the VIP preview of the 16th edition of the  SCOPE New York  Art Fair,  one block from the Armory Show Piers at  Metropolitan BELLOmag.com

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West Pavilion in Manhattan. The hiphop artist met with New Orleans artist  Aron Belka  who was recently named National Grand Finale Winner of the  6th  Annual  Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series  competition during Art Basel Miami. The pair discussed the inspiration behind Aron’s work while sipping specialty Bombay Sapphire G&Ts. Aron’s exhibit was showcased throughout the weekend at the contemporary art show, which spotlights innovative, emerging artists.

The Music Lounge by BMF + iHeart Media

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK Miami Music Week (March 15-20) was an experience to behold, and The Ultra Music Festival, the world’s premier electronic music festival, wooed thousands of EDM fans who had flocked to the city to attend all of the supercharged events. Over at the W South Beach Hotel, the  10th Anniversary of The Music Lounge by BMF + iHeart Media closed out with twin duo DJs Nervo and Martin Garrix. The charismatic and stylish  girls picked up the anniversary cake in the 7UP/ Crave lounge and chanted out a madeup celebratory song in honor of The Music Lounge’s 10th anniversary with support from Garrix as they  played his inspirational video featuring deaf people and the power of music.

GETTING SIRIUS WITH KYGO On March 17 at 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach,  SiriusXM announced that the relatively new eco-friendly hotel will become the new home of the SiriusXM Music Lounge. SiriusXM’s first-ever deep and tropical house music showcase featured resident DJs from SiriusXM Chill channel’s new mix series “House of Chill” including Thomas Jack and many others with rising tropical house music superstar Kygo co-hosting the programming in the afternoon.  This year for the 10th

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anniversary, SiriusXM partnered with 808 Audio, one of the fastest growing and top performing audio brands. Guests at the SiriusXM Music Lounge had the ability to experience their new line of portable headphones and speakers and keep the music going long after the festival ended. Patrons were seen keeping themselves hydrated, and having a rad time playing foosball on a 808’s audio branded table while the music thumped.

SUNSET STRIP SPOTTING Rock & Reilly’s on The Sunset Strip was the place to see and be seen last month as Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Amy Adams were all spotted at the West Hollywood hotspot. Stopping by for a boys night out were Niall and Liam from One Direction, drinking beer in good spirits. After getting settled in a booth on Rock & Reilly’s first level, the group was seen laughing and carrying on all evening, interacting with guests and taking photos. Also spotted at the renowned hot spot was Batman v Superman actress Amy Adams, who came in with family and friends for a night out. Seated upstairs, Adams and crew snacked on crispy buffalo wings, perfectly paired with Guinness. Looking casual in a T-Shirt and jeans, the stunning actress turned heads while leaving the restaurant  March 2016 - BELLO


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Savoring South Beach WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY CAUSE SALIVATING AND LEAD TO A SEVERE CASE OF HUNGER PAINS. HIKO MITSUZUKA (@THEFIRSTECHO) VISITS MIAMI’S LOEWS HOTEL TO EXPERIENCE THE ANNUAL SOUTH BEACH WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL AND SEARCH FOR THE BEST MEAL OF THE SEASON. Everything I knew about Miami (up until a month ago) I had learned from old episodes of The Golden Girls, Dexter, and yes, even Miami Vice. But I always knew there was more to the city than what a group of retirees, a serial killer, and cops in neon leisure suits could offer. That’s why I jumped at the chance to experience the 15th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, courtesy of my hospitable hosts at Loews Miami Beach Hotel (loewshotels.com/miamibeach). Located near the northern end of South Beach’s world-famous Ocean Drive and situated directly on the Atlantic, the hotel-resort boasts 790 luxury guestrooms, a palm tree-lined promenade, an oceanfront pool, retail boutiques (adorably called Splish and Splash), state-of-the-art cabanas and daybeds (with private rooftop terraces), BELLOmag.com

a fitness center, and one killer spa (that’d be exhale South Beach). Guests can also indulge in seven restaurants and bars including Nautilus and Hemisphere Lounge, in addition to the award-winning Lure Fishbar and the newly redesigned Preston’s Market, serving farm-to-table American cuisine with a Latin twist.

THE ARRIVAL I arrived at dawn on a Friday, running on one hour of sleep and determined to tear through my first day, red-eye flight be damned. After checking in, I was shown to my oceanview suite and greeted by a more-than-modest fruit platter waiting for me on a table. The sun was still rising, and from my fifth floor balcony, I could make out some activity down by the pool deck. Production crew members were prepping for a live

broadcast of NBC’s Today Show during which Al Roker would chat with some of the chefs who were participating in the weekend’s festivities. Not wanting to miss a single moment, I skipped the nap I intended to take and headed down to enjoy a hearty meal from the breakfast buffet at Preston’s Market (best bacon ever). After inhaling a plateful of eggs, French toast, sausage, and potatoes – the first tasty meal of many tasty meals – I made my way to the pool deck in time to watch the Today weatherman learn how to make tostadas with Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis. My afternoon then consisted of lounging in my own private beach cabana, ordering a shrimp cocktail along with a lump crab and watermelon salad and a frozen mojito from Nautilus. I later risked some sunburn on my legs by dozing off to some tunes on my iPod, 48


thinking about what the rest of the weekend would bring me.

FRIDAY NIGHT FEEDING FRENZY My nighttime festivities kicked off at Lure Fishbar where the Oyster Bash, hosted by Chef Josh Capon, offered several samples of different flavored delicacies from the sea. Local restaurants and chefs came together to create an exquisite happy hour. Island Creek Oysters was the presenting sponsor, “shellabrating” all kinds of oysters from different parts of the country – from Duxbury Bay to the marshlands of Virginia to the glacial waters of Washington State. Whether they were served ice cold on the half shell, chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter, or fried to golden perfection, I paced myself through each small dish, including a delicious pan-fried octopus drizzled in pesto. I had on last bite, feeling buzzed off of one glass of Chardonnay (I’m a cheap date) and knowing what else was in store for me later in the night. Two hours later, I was off to the 10th Annual Amstel Light Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray and presented by Schweid & Sons. A total of 29 burgers were sampled throughout the event which covered a sizable strip of the beach, complete with a giant tent that housed open bars, dessert stations, and a main stage on which a cover band performed Top 40 hits.

At the other end of the bash was a DJ tower that blared remixed tunes from the 90s and a blend of current dance hits. Think of it as the Coachella of food festivals, a ginormous, starstudded celebration in one gorgeous locale. An esteemed panel of judges, including David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Natalie Morales, George Motz, and Marcus Samuelsson  decided on who would receive this year’s Very Best Burger Award: Florida-based food truck Jersey Dawg and owner Rob Goodman for his “classic slider.” Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto later won the People’s Choice Award for his “Menchi

Katsu Burger,” a panko fried burger with special sauce served on a potato roll.

SATURDAY, SPA DAY Saturday was a day for reviving and rejuvenating at exhale Spa. (For the record, I never learned the reason for the lowercase “e” in the name; I surmised that, for marketing purposes, it connoted a low-key, laid-back vibe, much like the facilities themselves.) Two decadent therapies were on my itinerary: first, a 90-minute “Magic Facial” and a 60-minute Fusion Massage. After getting peeled, pulled, and pampered, I soaked my kneaded back muscles in the hot tub and attempted to read several pages of my paperback novel in the dimly lit unisex Zen Lounge, a quiet space where guests sipped on tea or chilled pineapple juice, hydrated, and finished decompressing. Lunch consisted of Peruvian ceviche and chorizo croquetas at Hemisphere Lounge (try the crunchy white cheddarcovered corn, their version of beer nuts). I washed it all down with a Green Tea Cooler (Citron, green tea syrup, muddled basil, and fresh citrus) and then retired to my suite to get some

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writing done. The gorgeous view outside my window, however, proved to be quite the distraction, and I couldn’t help but sit on my terrace and breathe in the ocean air.

A MEAL TO END ALL MEALS By nightfall, the Americana Ballroom at the Loews was ready to welcome 700 guests for a tribute dinner honoring world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Rob Sands, and Richard Sands. The cavernous hall, decked out in a black-and-gold décor, became filled with some jazz provided by the band Potash Twins. Cocktail hour appetizers consisted of avocado shooters topped with caviar, pork belly sliders on biscuits topped with bacon jam, foie gras éclairs (a dream I never knew I wanted to come true), and a beet ceviche for those looking for a vegetarian-friendlier option. By the time everyone was seated and enjoying their first glass of wine, Master of Ceremonies Tom Colicchio kicked things off. The seven-course meal was prepared by seven of the country’s leading chefs, each dish paired with a wine from the Robert Mondavi collection. Things started with Aaron Sanchez’s Hamachi tostadas, followed by a B&B lox, watercress salsa, and smoked yogurt from Marcus Samuelsson. The first

savory plate arrived in the form of a wild mushroom pancake with caramelized smoked duck in a wine glaze, courtesy of Loews’s very own Frederic Delaire. The presentation for the next course was an intriguing surprise: a spaghetti alla Carbonara from Marc Forgione that came in a glass jar. “An interactive dish,” I observed as I read the small card that was attached to the lid. I peered inside and saw an egg yolk and pancetta sitting on top of a lump of sheep’s milk ricotta. After giving the contents a good shake, I poured it out and enjoyed the mixture that was also accentuated by a black truffle. By the time my stomach started to protest any more incoming food, Tyler

Florence delivered his mouthwatering California Fried Chicken that was accompanied by heirloom caramelized baby carrots and the best corn bread pudding I have ever tasted. (*Note: I’m usually careful with my hyperboles.) All of this coincided with Bobby Flay’s grilled pork, topped with red chile, toasted garlic, salsa verde, and an acacia honey crust. As for dessert, Nancy Silverton’s butterscotch custard and pine nut cookies was the perfect treat to conclude a feast that was fit for more than just a king – it suited the palate of a hundred monarchies. (And all was served on gold-trimmed plates from the Lionel Ritchie Home Collection – who knew?) For a nightcap we strolled over to The Gale, a five-star boutique hotel located a mere two blocks from the Loews. Upon entering the lobby, we headed to the rear of the building, walked down a short flight of stairs, and passed through a velvet curtain that revealed to us The Regent Cocktail Club (regentcocktailclub.com), a speakeasylike bar-lounge where mustached mixologists were serving some of the best cocktails in Miami (order the Jungle Bird). Underneath the bushy beards and twirled facial hair, these guys could have been mistaken for GQ models, and the late-night crowd, a collection of Miami’s glitterati, was no less attractive as they sat, sipped, and smiled their way through the evening.

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I didn’t know if the buzz I was feeling was coming from the Bacardi cocktail in my chilled glass or the electric vibe outside on the art deco patio.

HOW THEY DO BRUNCH IN THE SOUTH On Sunday, Grammy-winning country star Trisha Yearwood took a very brief break from touring, flying in from Worcester, Massachusetts to host her annual Southern Kitchen Brunch, another food-coma-in-waiting. The Americana Ballroom was literally transformed overnight to accommodate a daytime crowd that was hungry from some grub with a home-cooked flair. Sitting in front of me on a black-andwhite-checkered table was a bunch of small plates. A blue crab benedict (from Jonathan Brooks’s Milktooth in Indianapolis), orange-glazed fried chicken with grilled watermelon (from Frederic Delaire), country ham and eggs with pencil cob grits and pickled mustard (from Austin-based chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas), smoked beef short ribs with shrimp etouffeé and roasted garlic polenta (courtesy of North Miami’s Bulldog BBQ), smoked pork hash (from Syracuse’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que), and a biscuit French toast smothered in a lemon curd, mascarpone, and blueberry compote (from Nashville’s Biscuit Love Brunch).

and avocado, cheesy grit cakes with brisket, ham and pimiento cheese drop biscuit sandwiches, buttermilk strawberry skillet cake, and Trisha’s very own Porch Punch, a mix of Kentucky bourbon whiskey, iced tea, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup. Needless to say, I savored every bite...and drop. By the time I left the ballroom I was ready to pass out on one of the daybeds at the SOAK cabanas outside. I glanced at my phone and saw that I had a few hours to kill before an SUV was scheduled to pick me up and whisk me away to the airport (and back to reality). After an hour, I was able to come out of the haze of my food coma, pick myself up, and take a walk along the oceanfront promenade that led onto Ocean Drive. There, South Beach revelers were enjoying their Sunday Funday, soaking up the sunlight and the remnants of their drinks. Festivalgoers were walking

off the beach, gift bags in hand, looking equally spent. I whipped out my phone, opened Snapchat and Instagram, and started taking some videos of my walk. After all, I had to make my friends and followers back home jealous somehow. For more info on next year’s festivities, check out sobefest.com. Loews Miami Beach is also kicking off a “Spring Into Summer” special: Valid for travel beginning April 17, 2016 through July 10, 2016, the special offers savings on resort amenities, from spa treatments to fine dining, private cabanas and more. Exclusive perks include: a $75 Food & Beverage Credit, the 4th Night Free, Kids Under 12 Eat Free, Premium Plus Wi-Fi, $25 off a 60-minute Exhale Spa Therapy, 20% off SOAK Cabanas & Daybeds. Seasonal rates begin a $249 per night. More at: loewshotels.com/miami-beach

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Frozen Cools Up Disney On Ice BY DEE TRILLO Senior Lifestyle and Travel Editor| Dee@BelloMag.com| @HauteFrugalista

IF BY NOW YOU HAVE NOT CAUGHT THE FROZEN BUG, THEN YOU MUST BE LIVING IN ANOTHER WORLD. DISNEY’S RECORD BREAKING- NOW TURN-CULT FAVORITE- ANIMATED MOVIE, ARRIVED IN LATE 2013 TO WARM UP OUR HEARTS WITH THE PORTRAYAL OF ELSA AND ANA, TWO ROYAL SISTERS WHOSE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER BROKE THE COLDEST SPELL IN DISNEY’S HISTORY.

The secret of Queen Elsa’s magical powers puts their kingdom of Arendelle in danger and while she figures out how to deal with her abilities, Princess Anna must find a way to save Arendelle from BELLOmag.com

an eternal wonderland. Thankfully, she did not have to do it alone. Elsa and Anna are helped by Olaf, the sweetest snowman in history, Kristoff, who will prove himself worthy of Anna’s love, and

Sven, an intrepid reindeer. Together, they will help Elsa come to terms with who she is, save Anna from a frozen heart, and prevent mischievous prince Hans from taking over the kingdom. 52


Whether you are a fan of the movie or not, Disney On Ice presents: Frozen, certainly does not disappoint. Welcomed by Mickey Mouse and all his friends, Elsa and Anna deliver a heartfelt and powerful performance that is praiseworthy and exciting. The storyline of the show is faithful to the original one, the detail on the costumes are intricate, the light effects are impeccably timed, the dĂŠcor and scenography manage to bring the Kingdom of Arendelle to life, and the choreography is flawlessly executed. Graceful yet intense, the dance routines bring an excitement to the crowd that transports visitors to the story alongside its characters. The artists make every move seem so effortless that you wish you could skate like them. In translation: everyone pretty much move like the cold wind. The

show, which is presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, has been one of my favorite Disney on Ice spectacles so far, and one sure not to be missed by children and adults! I assure you that it is worth it, in every way. Not only will you get to see the movie recreated in real life, but you will leave inspired and hopeful that love does conquer all, and that family bond can indeed thaw even the coldest heart! To find Disney On Ice presents: Frozen in your city, visit: www.DisneyOnIce. com or www.Ticketmaster.com 53

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