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Miami is full of magic, right down to its nickname. The tag “Magic City” is as old as the place it describes—and coincidentally, it fi rst emerged from the pen of a magazine writer. In 1896, Henry Flagler hired Ethan Vernor Blackman to write an article about then-unincorporated Miami. Flagler was hoping Blackman could spin the kind of copy that would attract folks to the still-unnamed, still-under-construction metropolis nestled between Biscayne Bay and the Miami River, the railroad tycoon’s latest train stop along Florida’s East Coast.

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It’s been nearly a century since Blackman gave that interview, and people are still coming to Miami to find the magic. That’s why this issue of Aventura Magazine celebrates the people, products, pastimes (and more!) that are made in Dade.

From the improbable reinvigoration of the storied sport of jai alai (turn to page 74 to read The Jai Life by Jess Swanson), to an artist documenting Miami’s vibrant arts community (don’t miss Painting the Town by Nicole Martinez beginning on page 82), this month’s pages offer a myriad of ways to find your own made-in-Dade magic.

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But hanging with the pelotari at Magic City Casino’s fronton? Just one of the many perks of being editor in chief.

In a 1925 Miami Daily News interview, Blackman looked back on the making of the meant-to-be moniker. “People read the catchy line and then read more to find out what the magic is,” he said. “There is something in the word ‘magic’ that catches the attention of everyone and they want to know what it is that is almost too good to be true. So they come to Miami to find out.”

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Blackman lived in Daytona Beach, so Flagler sent him a city blueprint and pictures of the area for inspiration. The writer immediately saw the promise of the place and headlined his story: Miami: The Magic City. The name has stuck ever since (a testament to the power of magazines).

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Ready to hit the taps at the ever-growing list of craft breweries in the Magic City? Take the bus—A.T. Molina’s Brew Bus , that is. With stops like Dogfish Head Miami and Est. 33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen (among others), guests are in for a day of hops-laced happiness. For out-of-towners (and Miamians in need of a little brewlaced staycation), The Gabriel Miami Downtown has partnered with Brew Bus to launch its Beer Concierge, a bespoke brewery tour service via Molina’s vintage VW van. For hotel guests on the foodie circuit, Molina provides thoughtful recommen dations for beer and food pairings as they navigate the city’s exotic local flavors. (miamibrewbus.com; thegabrielmiami.com) —Kristen Desmond LeFevre

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AS SEASON KICKS INTO FULL SWING IN SOUTH FLORIDA, YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THESE EVENTS MUSIC, Movement, and More

AVM: Why is Miami the perfect venue for Magic Mike Live?

COURTESY LIVEMIKEMAGIC COURTESY LIVEMIKEMAGIC @ADIADINAYEV

Art, music, and tech come together with the annual III Points festival in Wynwood. From October 21-22, revelers can experience headliners LCD Soundsystem and Rosalía, as well as Porter Robinson, Flume, Chris Lake, Busta Rhymes, and more than 100 other acts. Six stages will be rocking, outfitted with au diovisual technology that offers enhanced concert sets far beyond the norm. In between performances, refuel at the III Points food court or watch live graffiti art for an immersive experience you’ll be sure to upload to your Instagram feed. (iiipoints.com) —C.L.

What talent is required to be a part of this show?

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They’re industry-trained dancers who happen to be super handsome and dance super sexy, and sometimes they’re in their underwear. There are a lot of sexy moments, but there’s a ton of super danceheavy, choreographed pieces. These guys are at a high level in their craft and have been training for a long time.

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Faulk: South Florida is just full of life and fun and it generally has a party atmos phere of just feeling good. I don’t think there’s anything like this in Miami. It’s going to be an event and a moment—a destination for women to go have dinner, hang out, and have a really special night. The Miami Marine Stadium is such a unique venue for the show. It was a big deal to be able to get the site approved. It feels like an entire experience. Our tent was built in Belgium, and we used it in Australia. All of our venues are beautiful, but for this venue, every seat is truly incredible.

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For Magic Mike Live choreographer and co-director Alison Faulk, the Miami leg of the tour is a return home. Raised in Pembroke Pines, she says she “cannot contain” her excitement about bringing the show to South Florida. Aventura Magazine chatted with Faulk ahead of the debut to discuss opening the show in her hometown. —C.L.

III Points

Channing Tatum’s delicious production of Magic Mike went from the silver screen to the stage with Magic Mike Live, touring the world with shows in Las Vegas, London, Australia, and Berlin. Now, the show is making its debut in the Magic City. Think: chiseled men ripping off their shirts and suits to reveal oiled-up abs, followed by breakdancing and gyrating as showers rain down, all to your favorite tunes. Then, add acrobatic stunts and the Miami heat to up the ante. If your heart can handle it, you might even get an up-close-and-personal performance. A show like this can’t just be hosted anywhere, either. Magic Mike Live is taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium, where guests surround the arena stage to ensure that ev eryone has the best views of the dancers. Tickets are on sale now, and yes, VIP experiences are available. (mmltour.com) —Christiana Lilly

Miami Hay Maze

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Magic Mike Live is a 360-degree experience based on the hit movies.

We may not have four seasons in Miami, but we can still experience fall tradi tions with Miami Hay Maze. Coming to Bayfront Park October 21 to November 6, the open-air autumnal event includes a 6,000-square-foot maze, a beer garden, and a photo-worthy leaf pit. And come Halloween, the maze plays host to a spooky soiree. (miamihaymaze.com) —C.L.

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DAILY Diary Galler’s GO-TO’S

Chill Time

6:30 p.m. Galler will stretch, ice, and relax before driving home for dinner.

“There’s a boardwalk that connects North Beach Oceanside Park to the beach and I really like it because you can walk and peek in on the Four Seasons. We actually had a party at the ballet in the outdoor cabana.”

When he’s not writing poetry, Fuentes manages the art collection for the Miami-Dade Public Library system. He is also the author of For the Love of Leotards and the co-author of Welcome (instagram.com/thebiscaynepoet)Home—C.L.

Shopping Guilty Pleasure

9 p.m. After dinner, she studies her roles for the next rehearsal day, sews her shoes, watches TV, enjoys a snack, and gets ready for bed.

“Pubbelly Sushi has a really good lychee sangria. I love it out there; you can sit and watch the people at the mall, and they have a great outdoor area.”

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Sometimes it’s best to do things the old-school way. Just ask Oscar Fuentes, who dons a bowler hat as he drives his restored 1974 Dodge Dart, his trunk full of mechanical typewriters. Dubbed the “Biscayne Poet,” he sets up shop on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, where he writes bespoke poems for guests. First, Fuentes asks for three words that come to mind. Then he gets to work, clicking away at his typewriter. In just a few minutes, he unrolls the inked paper to present his creation. The cost? Whatever tip you’d like to leave. “Poetry has a special place on paper, where people can actually read it, take it home, maybe read it again, other than just listening to a poem and then forgetting about it after a few minutes,” he says.

Workout Must

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Lunch break. Galler can also spend time in physical therapy, get a massage, or get fitted at the costume shop.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rehearsal. The company receives their schedules 48 hours in advance, giving them time to prepare for a role and familiarize themselves with the music.

“I love Pura Vida’s Super Greens smoothie. I’ve gotten their pesto tuna sandwich, which is good, as well as the SoBe salmon and pesto chicken.”

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10 to 11:30 a.m. Company class. Galler says she loves dancing on the left side of the studio to be closer to the live pianist.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Second round of rehearsals. If they are close to a performance, they’ll do a full run-through of the ballet.

In the world of Miami City Ballet, October is the kickoff to the 2022-2023 season, starting with Romeo and Juliet. But for Aventura resident Samantha Hope Galler, the season is also her debut as one of the company’s principal soloists. The Massa chusetts native has graced the stage as the Swan Queen in Swan Lake, Hermia in A Midsum mer Night’s Dream, and Mauve in Dances at a Gathering, to name a few. Among her roles this season, she’ll appear as the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Ever been curious about what a day in the life of a balle rina entails? Here, we showcase Galler’s daily diary and share some of her favorite spots around town. (miamicityballet.org) —C.L.

8:50 a.m. After a breakfast of coffee, Greek yogurt with peanut butter, or hard-boiled eggs with tomatoes and toast, Galler drives up Collins Avenue to the Miami City Ballet studio.

Favorite Bite

“I love Lush; they have a really good one at Aventura Mall. They have a shampoo bar that smells like vanilla, and I also like their lip scrub. I also like to shop at Zara [and] the Gap, and I love to look at Tiffany’s and Cartier.”

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“When I’m at Makoto at Bal Harbour, I get the spicy tuna roll. I love eel [and] edamame, and I like to sit outside since it’s an open indoor mall.”

“I can walk directly to the Don Soffer Exercise Trail from my apartment. There are swans in the center of the golf course. The Turnberry is there, and it’s just really beautifully kept. The path is one of my favorite things to do.”

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THE CHILLS: Guests who visit Tuttle’s burial site report feeling the presence of someone watching over them. Don’t miss the final resting place of Carrie Miller—her husband couldn’t bear to bury her, so he bought an altar, placed her body on it, and had concrete poured over her corpse. Her tombstone reads: “The body of Carrie Barret Miller was molded in this solid block of concrete. December 4, 1926. After the body has gone to dust, her sleeping form will remain.” Listen for the scratching sounds that many say they hear coming from inside the monument. Want to encounter a ghost yourself? Grab tickets to the popular Miami City Cemetery Tour, held this year on October 28. (historymiami.org/event/miami-city-cemetery-tour/)

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THE HISTORY: Founded in 1897, just a year after the city’s incorporation, this historic graveyard stands as a monument to more than 9,000 departed souls—including many of the folks who shaped the Magic City’s early history. Book a tour with HistoryMiami to walk the cemetery alongside historian Paul George and hear stories of notable Miami residents, from civil rights leader Reverend Theodore Gibson to “Mother of Miami” Julia Tuttle to Bernard Mackey of the Ink Spots Quartet.

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THE HISTORY: A preserved example of Miami in the 1920s, this home of Charles Deering—a Chicago industrialist, preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist, and early Miamian—is both a museum and an ecological gem. Now a state-protected park, the property is spread across more than 400 acres of coastal Miami. But it’s also said to be one of the most haunted places in South Florida—frequented not only by Deering himself, but by the ghosts of the native people who once lived upon the land.

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THE CHILLS: Visitors and ghost hunters alike say they’ve heard or recorded the voices of spirits throughout the property. See (and hear) for yourself on one of the popular Historic Ghost Tours that the estate offers throughout the month of October. Walk the same paths that indigenous people, Miami’s early settlers, and even Charles Deering might have walked on a guided tour that touches upon historic events, previous inhabitants, and the estate’s paranormal activity. (deeringestate.org/ event/ghost-tours/all/)

SURE, YOU CAN GET YOUR SPOOK ON AT ANY NUMBER OF HAUNTEDPERFORMANCE-BASEDHOUSESTHATPOP UP ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA THIS TIME OF YEAR. BUT IF YOU’RE READY FOR A TRULY SPINETINGLING EXPERIENCE, TRY ONE OF THESE BOO-TASTIC METRO-MIAMI HAUNTS—WHERE REAL SPIRITS ARE SAID TO OFFER THRILLS AND CHILLS JUST IN TIME FOR

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THE CHILLS: Biltmore-based ghost stories began when gangster Thomas “Fatty” Walsh was shot and killed after an argument over a gambling dispute at a party there in 1929. It is speculated that his ghost still lingers at the hotel, especially in the bar area, where sounds of glasses clinking and bottles shaking have been heard. Some say Walsh—who was known for his taste in alcohol and Cuban cigars—hangs around the bar, playing tricks on staff and guests. Others claim that Walsh’s apparition haunts the thirteenth floor (where he was killed) and that the scent of his ghostly cigar smoke can be picked up throughout the property. (biltmorehotel.com)

THE CHILLS: Consul Domingo J. Milford’s wife, Paula, died at a young age after a leg amputation went wrong. (There’s a stone monument in Villa Paula’s backyard marked with her name, but it turns out that Paula is buried elsewhere and the marker was simply placed there in her memory.) Reports of ghostly activities include slamming doors and gates, piano music playing, and dishes and glassware rattling off shelves. Most eerily, it is said that Paula’s ghost can be spotted moving throughout the house on a single leg. Others have reported the smell of strongly brewed Cuban coffee and blooming roses—believed to have been two of Paula’s favorite things. (villapaulamiami.com)

THE HISTORY: Villa Paula was built to be Miami’s first Cuban consulate in 1926. Today, it boasts an art gallery—with works from Picasso to Miami’s own Pervis Young—a beautiful exhibition space, a striking gazebo, and bougainvillea-laced gardens. But while the setting is stunning, Villa Paula is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former resident.

THE HISTORY: Lincoln Road’s famous Art Deco–style Colony Theater first opened as a Paramount Pictures movie house in 1935. During WWII, soldiers garrisoned on Miami Beach watched propaganda films and training reels on its screens. Since then, it’s exhibited both movies and live theater shows. Today, it’s managed by Miami New Drama, a South Florida theater company that hosts music, dance, and theater performances.

THE CHILLS: After almost a century of history, the Colony Theater has been said to have picked up a few ghosts. But the most commonly seen ghost doesn’t belong to a departed person. Instead, the venue’s most celebrated spirit is a small white poodle that is known to haunt the building, chasing guests and barking at them. (Perhaps not out of the ordinary for the high-class luxury lifestyles of Miami Beach, where even the ghosts have designer dogs.) Other reports include an entity that’s not seen but rather heard—via disembodied footsteps that some say roam the building, especially in the area behind the main stage, in the theater lobby, and on the main elevator. (colonytheatremiamibeach.com)

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THE HISTORY: Built in 1926 by George Merrick (the venerable founder of Coral Gables), The Biltmore quickly became the toast of the town, hosting fashion shows and galas complete with famous guests like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Al Capone, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

One day in fifth grade, Matias—who had a penchant for coding and the inner workings of video games—responded with his idea for an app that would connect students who might be too nervous to ask teachers for help in class with an after-school peer tutor.

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Once eMerge Americas President Melissa Medina Jiménez assured security that the sixth grader and his mother, Lourdes Aviñó, were indeed the founders of YTeach—a peer-to-peer tutoring platform launched in 2018—the duo was granted access. The event’s judges went on to select YTeach as one of 10 finalists out of 100 early stage start-ups. Matias is the youngest cofounder to ever participate in the event, which he attended again this year.

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“They thought my mom was just taking me there because there was no one to babysit me and they didn’t want to let me on the floor,” says Matias, now 15 and a sophomore at Miami’s Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. “Everyone thinks that some middle-aged white man has to be the founder.”

This year, the Aviñós signed their first elementary school, launched an “Uber-style” tutoring service that allows students to submit a request to all tutors in that subject who are available for an immediate session, and debuted an analytics dashboard that allows schools to monitor the highest performing peer tutors, the top subjects requested for tutoring, and the number of logged community service hours by day, week, and month.

Matias and Lourdes Aviñó co-founded the tutoring platform YTeach, which they’ve shared at eMerge Americas.

FORGET THE OLD SCHOOL: THIS TEENAGE START-UP FOUNDER IS HARNESSING TECH TO GIVE EVERY STUDENT A CHANCE TO MAKE THE GRADE

“Matias literally handwrote the business plan and pitched it to us,” Lourdes recalls. “You sort of tell your kids to dream big, reach high, push yourself, get out of your comfort zone—now I had to do what I preached.”Motherand son got to work, delving into a new world of UX/UI de sign, cold calls, and presentations. Matias’ vision was for the platform

“There’s definitely momentum and awareness, along with students getting more comfortable on the app,” Matias says. “The goal is to help impact as many students positively.” (yteach.com) «

YTeach launched at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School during the 2019-2020 school year and has since expanded to more than 40 schools across the country, including in Kentucky, California, and Connecticut. More than 1,000 tutoring ses sions have taken place on the app, and close to 10,000 students have logged into YTeach.

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YTeach was born out of Lourdes’ daily after-school question to her children: “What did you do to help someone today?”

In 2019, Matias Aviñó was all set for his big break at the eMerge Americas Start-up Showcase, an annual venture-backed tech event held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. But first, security would have to let the 11-year-old founder inside.

Matias, who is on the crew team and tutors on YTeach in history and math in his spare time, credits his success to time management. He dedicates Sundays to getting ahead in either his classes or YTeach business plans.

“It’s a huge game changer that we’re starting to see younger faces in the tech industry,” Matias says. “A misconception we’ve had to face is what a typical team looks like: We’re a mom and son who co-founded this together and not a team of five 40-year-old men.”

to be a subscription-based model, paid for by schools and available to all students at no cost, while peer tutors would earn community service hours in exchange for their participation.

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In 2008, the husband-and-wife duo became creative director and chief executive gardener, respectively, of Plant the Future, a botanical art gallery and boutique in Wynwood where

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Paloma Teppa (right) operates Plant the Future, a natureinspired biophilic design studio in Little River that is part plant shop, part botanical art gallery.

“Plants don’t kiss you or hug you, but they offer a profound and very soft way to heal the soul, the sadness in life, and the problems we have as humans,” says Teppa. “For me, it started with a table centerpiece. Now, after 15 years, it’s more like a lifestyle and an opportunity to connect the soul with plants.”

Even before biophilic design was a buzzy term, Paloma Teppa and Yair Marcoschamer were already deeply entrenched in the concept.

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Commissions around the country soon became the norm, followed by a second location at the 1 Hotel South Beach (which Teppa and Marcoschamer no longer operate). Then, three years ago, the couple purchased a building in the Little River neighborhood that’s now their flagship store. The space is the ideal backdrop for Teppa’s various creations, as well as new collabo rations with porcelain brand Lladró and conceptual artist Isabel Engle bert, with whom Teppa designed a moss-inspired jewelry collection. And then there’s the community connection piece, including work

shops and plant care classes. This aspect of the business has become all the more important in recent years, explains Marcoschamer.

“[Many people] were aware of this need to connect with nature, but I think the last couple of years and the pandemic accelerated this awareness,” he says. “When people got stuck in their homes and disconnected from the world, this desire for connection with the natural world became more important than ever before.” (plantthe future.com) «

Above: At Plant the Future, Paloma Teppa creates bespoke moss murals for residential and commercial installation. Right: Cacti terrariums are just one of Teppa’s most popular small-scale pieces of living art.

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Teppa uses cacti, perennials, palms, and a whole lot of moss to create terrarium arrangements. The gallery/ boutique quickly became the go-to source for stunning botanical installa tions for posh hotels, high-end retail ers, restaurants, and offices.

It took me about 20 years to get here! In 2000, I started as an intern at 99Jamz. I’ve literally had every shift out there—mornings, nights, afternoons, even weekends and overnights. How do you give back to the Miami community?

Just call her Supa. No, really—that’s how most peo ple address Supa Cindy (and she’s not mad about it). The Queen of Miami Radio has been coming to you live on air for 22 years; she’s such a staple that the City of Miami Beach officially named September 20 Supa Cindy Day. Supa recently moved from hosting The Afternoon Get Down show with D.J. Entice, on 99Jamz from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., to a new gig on the station’s morning program known as The PAC Jam Morning Show alongside D.J. Nasty 305 and Radio Big Mack. Aventura Magazine caught up with Supa to get a peek into what it means to be queen. (supacindy.com)

Local Hang: I like to go to Wynwood and walk around. Or head down A1A to check out the beach.

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN

Supa’s favorite Magic City spots, playlist must-haves, and streaming binges

Supa Cindy: Radio is changing. Listeners in their teens and early 20s are listening to their playlists. Our core audience is really 25- to 36-year-olds now. I’ve been at 99Jamz the longest of all the on-air personalities. When people think of radio in South Florida, I’m one of the people they instantly think of, so the move back to mornings just made sense.

I have a nonprofit called Supa Friends that mentors and guides young people. Right now, I’m focus ing on mental health. And now that I’m moving to mornings, I’m excited to really make Supa Friends a big focus of mine again. [That’s] hard to do when you’re on air for a five-hour block every afternoon. What do you hope listeners take away from your shows?

You’re a local radio legend. How did you get to where you are?

Morning Juice: Juice and Java is my spot for a ginger limeade or an awesome sandwich or salad.

South Florida radio legend Supa Cindy makes her move toonmornings99Jamz.

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AVM: What prompted the move back to morning radio?

Playing on Repeat: Bad Bunny and Beyoncé. For local acts, King Hoodie and Ball Greezy are awesome.

Binge Time: Bel-Air on Peacock. It’s a reboot from Will Smith [centered] around the dark side of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

AS QUEEN OF MIAMI RADIO, SUPA CINDY IS HOLDING COURT IN A NEW TIME SLOT

My favorite part of my job is meeting the listeners. When people meet me, they’re like, “You sound exactly how you sound on the air!” And it’s the truth because I’m myself; I’m not ashamed. My mistakes, my health, my relationships, I talk about everything. I’m an open book. I think I’m like a sister, a friend—and listeners can relate to things I’m talking about. I hope they tune in to me for the realness of it all.

Sunday Funday: You’ll find me at Yellow Green Farmer’s Market or the Coconut Grove Organic Market, walking around a park, or honestly relaxing in my bed watching TV.

Shopping Stop: I love the Aventura Mall. I’ve been a diabetic since I was 10, so my weight fluctuates. I love the mall because it has sizes for everything. I’m in a seri ous Zara phase right now!

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Miami Meals: Papi Steak is my upscale go-to.

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Fashionistas, rejoice. Maison Valentino has opened its doors in the Aventura Mall, adding its name to the list of ultra-haute designers with a footprint at Florida’s largest mall. The chic new boutique will carry the Promenade and After Club Fall 2022 collections, plus eyewear, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and more for men and women. “Valentino is an iconic brand because of its combination of artistry and craft,” says Jackie Soffer, chairman and chief executive officer of Turnberry (owner of the Aventura Mall). “Its designs blend heritage and innovation to create beautiful pieces that will resonate with Aventura Mall’s discerning guests.” (valentino. com) —Kristen Desmond LeFevre

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Ready your shelves for the opening of Assouline at Bal Harbour Shops. The Parisian-based publishing house is a favorite among literati for its visually rich tomes. Miamians can get their luxe coffee-table-book fix in Assouline’s new outpost, which features an Ultimate Salon stocked with handcrafted titles (including titles from the coveted Impossible Collection). The boutique’s opening follows a popular run as a 2021 Bal Harbour pop-up shop. “Our brand is a celebration of luxury and culture,” says founder Prosper Assouline. “We couldn’t think of a better city that matches the same energy to open our newest Assouline store.” Don’t miss the super-Instagrammable rainbow neon sign that reads “Travel From Home,” an homage to the brand’s travel series. (assouline.com) —K.D.L.

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It was at a very early age that I accepted my differences. Since I could walk, I was drawn to ele ments of the oppositely assigned gender (female): toys, shoes, clothes, and cartoons. My mother had always wanted a daughter and would even dress me up like a baby doll. As I grew older, living with my grandmother and my auntie, I was looked upon as an outcast because of the artistic and creative things I loved to do,

[which were] atypical for young boys. For instance, I was never trained to dance or braid hair, however I performed and styled like the other kids (primarily girls) that had been. These were all God’s gifts instilled into me as a young person who was just living in society being their authentic self.

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Since 2008, I have opened my doors to black LGBTQIA+ youth in need of housing, food, and other necessities, which ushered in my advocacy career. My primary focus and involvement are working with Black transgender and nonbinary folks, as the founder and executive director of The McKenzie Project. (themckenzieproject.org)

I was outed as gay on October 27, 2003, at 14 years old when my family caught me canoodling with a boy. My family was not aware of the personal sensitivities within our LGBTQIA+ community and felt it was okay to tell everyone in our community that I identified as gay, which wasn’t my full truth. It wasn’t until my eighteenth birthday when my feelings of un certainty, fear, and clarity finally came to fruition. When those I’d thought may turn on me were turning toward me for help, in that moment I claimed my power and confidence to help others live their truths by living my own truth as a trans woman. Helping others navigate life gave me all I needed to fully live mine!

Coming “out of the closet” is a process that starts with personal acceptance. Even afterwards, it can take an individual years to fully settle into their authentic truth among family, friends, col leagues, and society. In honor of National Coming Out Day on October 11, Aventura Magazine asked three members of the Magic City’s LGBTQIA+ community to share their coming out stories.

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I have two coming out stories to share: one personal and one professional. Picture it: Mother’s Day at my colleague’s apartment. I’m hosting my family when the answering ma chine picks up a message from my boyfriend at the time. They say, “Don’t shoot the mes senger,” but that’s how I felt when my mother’s questioning went on the attack. I played it cool until my sister essentially blurted out my truth, outing me to my family. The weight lifted off me was enormous and began the lengthy process of healing. It took years for my mother to fully accept me, which was the best part of being my

My second coming out came in 2006 during my first run for Miami Beach Commissioner. Even though I was out to my friends and family, I was not campaigning as an openly gay man as I was warned it could hurt my campaign. After I won the first round of voting, I was going into a run-off election with the second highest vote-getter who was determined to bring me down any way they could. My opponent outed me on a live radio show debate. The tremendous outpouring of support I received after confessing that I was gay was wonderful and has allowed me to live my life openly ever since.

Being the first openly gay Latino elected to public office in the state of Florida, I feel a strong connection with both communities. I think being “out” has helped people see me as genuine and authentic—both qualities people like in their elected leaders.

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Looking back on our com munity I see many changes; some are amazing, and some that I wish hadn’t occurred. Anita Bryant’s anti-gay movement had scared me regarding coming out throughout my youth. When the human rights ordinance passed on December 1, 1998, that was wonderful!

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authentic self when it finally happened.

Coming into adulthood in the early 1980s, I was aware I was different. I identified with sing ers and characters on TV and gender-bending musicians like Depeche Mode, Erasure, and Duran Duran more than my schoolmates.

that existed in the ’90s dissolving. Having per severed through adversity in our LGBTQIA+ fight, being outed on TV, and forced to live my truth in an unaccepting world has fueled my career and to this day makes me passionate about making others within our LGBTQIA+ family passionate as well. «

I was about 12 or 13 years old when I real ized I was “different.” I had a major crush on my cheerleading coach. Like most preteen adolescents, hormonal change is very confus ing, and I couldn’t pinpoint what I was feeling. I still thought I’d grow up to marry a man! It took a while for me to understand why I was different. I realized I was a lesbian when I was in college. I never officially came out to my parents; they simply found out. As a result, I was asked to move out of my mother’s house and subsequently, we didn’t speak for years. That was still years before I publicly came out as lesbian in the early 1990s, when I started my career in activism. In 1993, an evening CBS News Miami reporter outed me to the world.

The downside to becoming more accepted and mainstream is that there are fewer spaces we can call our own (only 15 lesbian bars in the entire USA as of 2021). Another side of normalization (like the passing of marriage equality): I see the kind of passionate activism

Inspired, they pair launched The Enternship to help middle-aged women get back into the work force. The idea was simple: Instead of hiring college interns with little experience to work at their firm, Kaplan and Wunderlich decided in stead to seek out a group of women with life and career experience

An empathetic Kaplan felt that she, too, was ready for growth.

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In-person events are now in the works. Kaplan and Wunderlich recently launched a September retreat in the Magic City centered around three action-packed days of mingling and motivational programming.“Thereisnothing more powerful than a group of women who all are on the same types of journeys and are there to uplift and inspire,” says Wunderlich.Theduoplans to host an inter national retreat sometime in 2023 in order to bring even more likeminded women together to share and network. “It absolutely lights me up to be able to help women step into an evolved, happier, and more successful version of themselves,” says Kaplan. “It is so rewarding.” (crazyfilthyrich.com) «

Wunderlich say their journey started a few years back when Wunderlich was turning 40 and Kaplan was going through a breakup. “I had watched the movie The Intern [in which a retiree played by Robert De Niro interns at a fash ion website run by a much younger Anne Hathaway]. I said, ‘I’m about to turn 40. I can’t have on my tomb: Here lies a publicist,’” Wunderlich jokes. “I needed to be more.”

—DaraSKILL.TRANSFERABLEISSUCCESS,FORWHICHANEASILY”Kaplan

Maserati).Kaplanand

Leveling UP

From left: Dara Kaplan and WunderlichGwen

GWEN AND I BOTH LOVE TO HELP WOMEN. WE KNOW HOW TO CREATE A PLAN

BY MELISSA PUPPO

Kaplan and Wunderlich followed the success of The Enternship with their Pretty Electric podcast, where they touch upon everything from more—allmentoring,Zooms,centeredofCrazyyearsbasedadviceentrepreneurshipfemaletocareertopersonalstoriesonthepair’s20-plusinthebiz.Now,they’relaunchingFilthyRich,aseriesfive-weekprogramsaroundgroupone-on-onejournaling,andaimedathelping women

GIRL POWER

If you feel like you’re simply ex isting these days but not really liv ing up to your full potential, Dara Kaplan and Gwen Wunderlich just might have the mindset cure you need. Dubbed Crazy Filthy Rich, their new self-help platform is aimed at women who want to learn, strive, and ascend. It all grew out of Kaplan and Wunderlich’s own desires to get more out of their roles as the founders of Wun derlich Kaplan Communications (a New York– and Miami-based public relations, branding, and communications agency work ing with high-profile clientele like Netflix, MTV, Charlotte’s Web, and

boost their confidence and let go of fears (which the duo reports is what holds most women back from achieving their goals).

To date, Crazy Filthy Rich has garnered more than 6,000 female followers worldwide. Programs include The Reset (tools and strate gies needed to readjust your life), The Blueprint (strategically build your own customized roadmap of goals), The Side Hustle (increase your income and find your pas sion), and The Art of Reinvention (redefining and reinventing who you“Gwenare).

and I both love to help women,” shares Kaplan. “We know how to create a plan for success, which is an easily transferable skill.”

DARA KAPLAN AND GWEN WUNDERLICH’S CRAZY FILTHY RICH IS A NEW BLUEPRINT TO HELPING WOMEN ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS

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BY KRISTEN DESMOND LEFEVRE

AVM: Describe your aesthetic. Johanne Wilson: Fresh, clean, bold, and inspirational. There are a lot of military influences in our pieces. We are pushing the message that it is time to organize, to get involved in our community, and to join organizations on a local level that are doing the work. We drew inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement for the styling of the signature collection. We referenced photos of the Black Panthers, drawing from a time when young people were active. We also got inspiration from the TV show A Different World. The young, educated, conscious hip-hop vibe is [featured] throughout the collection.

Terrance is a certified master of illustration. In an effort to teach his daughter about historical icons—like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Angela Davis, Nina Simone, and more—he created a collection of original drawings for her. I loved them, [so I] put them on clothing and the rest is history. The vision has always been to teach and reintroduce the icons to the next generation. ... As black designers we believe that it is important for us to bring our perspective to fashion.

What’s the story behind your Icon line?

IN THE CLUTCH

LOCAL LOVE

A SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST WHO HAS TAKEN EVERYTHING FROM HOME FURNISHINGS TO JEWELRY BY STORM, ELIZABETH SUTTON RELOCATED TO MIAMI MID-PANDEMIC IN 2020. HER VIBRANT WORK IS FULL OF LOCAL VIBES. WE’RE LOVING SUTTON’S MIAMI CLUTCH PURSE—AN HOMAGE TO THE THRIVING LOCAL ART SCENE. (ELIZABETHSUTTON.COM)

Miami-bred shoe designer Voyette Lee’s collection—called Voyette—is a star on the rise. “I wanted to create an affordable shoe collection that is attainable to everyone,” Lee says. Everyone, indeed: Her designs have been spotted on the feet of celebs from Venus Williams to Nicki Minaj, from Saweetie to Jenna Dewan. “I’m known for being just a bit dramatic,” Lee says. “I created a heel—what is now my signature— to replicate barbed wire. To me, it is sleek, showing a woman’s elegant, feminine, chic sense of style, and then you see the heel which shows she’s nothing to mess with!” (voyette.com)

What started as an illustration project has turned into a fashion brand offering clothing and accessories. COOL Creative’s pieces are now sold in their Little Haiti storefont, as well as in boutiques and select Macy’s stores (including macys.com). Johanne says she and Terrance hope their work will “uplift and unify people as they embrace their differences.”

Johanne Wilson combines her love of art and her passion for social justice to create what she calls “fashion that celebrates us.” As people color, she and her husband, Terrance, wanted to wear clothing that represented their experience. But they soon found that the fashion industry wasn’t offering many options. So, in 2015, COOL Creative (COOL is an acronym for Create Out of Love) was born.

BE COOL

Left: COOL Creative’s store in Little Haiti; below: Terrance and Johanne Wilson with their daughter, Valencia.

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At right, Johanne shares her take on designing a fashion line that looks chic while celebrating culture and community. (createoutoflove.com)

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designing a fashion line that looks chic nity. (createoutoflove.com)

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» Avoid caffeine after 12 p.m.

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Exercise, yoga, and meditation. Just 10 minutes a day can lower stress hormones and promote calmness.

THE ROLE NUTRITION PLAYS IN THE QUALITY OF YOUR SLEEP

A GOOD NIGHT’S REST

» Wait two to three hours after eating before going to sleep. Lying down while trying to digest a meal can cause discomfort and disrupt sleep.

Melatonin is a hormone that the brain’s pineal gland produces in response to darkness. Maybe you’ve heard of the importance of seeing the sun first thing in the morning and avoiding screens in the bedroom to help set your circadian rhythm (the internal clock that controls the sleepwake cycle). When we have trouble sleeping, we often chalk it up to too much stress, too many intrusive thoughts, too much blue light, or an overall feeling of restlessness. When that sleep-wake cycle feels off and sleep is hard to come by, many of us are quick to turn to sleeping pills or synthetic melatonin.However, what most people are unaware of is that your gut produces 400 times more melatonin than your brain does. How does this work? The gut microbiome (a collection of trillions of gut bacteria) converts nutrients from your food into serotonin, which is the moodstabilizing hormone that can be thought of as the building blocks for melatonin, the sleep hormone. The body does this beautifully, if the gut microbiome is balanced and we are getting adequate nutrition and vitamins—primarily an amino acid called tryptophan and vitamins

such as magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, and omega-3s. In fact, magnesium deficiency has been linked with low melatonin production.

There are numerous ways you can improve your sleep through your diet. For example, cherries, especially tart cherries or Montmorency cherries, have been shown to increase melatonin levels; consuming just 6 ounces of cherry juice can increase the body’s ability to use tryptophan. Plants and herbs—including chamomile, valerian, and lavender—can also help relax the nervous system. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillowcase, dilute it and apply it to your forehead, or add culinary lavender to your tea. Read on for more tips for better sleep.

» Use the bedroom for sleep, sex, and calming activities. Try eliminating the television and read instead (not off a screen).

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What is Melatonin?

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds

1 small shallot

1/4 tsp. salt

10-oz. salmon fillet, skin on

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1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

» Toss together the quinoa and spinach. Arrange on a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette. Garnish with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, and sliced avocado. Using a fork, roughly chop salmon into cubes and add to salad.

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1. Dior Maison Jardin d’Hiver dinner plate ($150), dessert plate ($130), Dior, dior.com | 2. Gucci Decor cushions in GG monogram silk blend or cotton blend featuring graphic patches with wool front and moire back ($860-$1,150), Gucci, gucci.com | 3. Giambattista Valli Home x Moda Operandi tabletop collection featuring En Plein Air and Cairo Jaipur themes ($185-$1,025), Giambattista Valli Home, modaoperandi.com | 4. Gingham dinner napkins ($118 for set of four), Tory Burch, toryburch.com | 5. Equipages d’Hermès Diligence side table made from natural maple with brass wheels in H Taurillon leather and detachable wicker baskets and trays ($42,600), Hermès, hermes.com | 6. Tree of Life porcelain teapot hand-painted with 18-karat gold details ($275), Cubi Verde porcelain saucer set with hand-painted gold trim ($185), La DoubleJ, ladoublej.com 2 4 5 6 1 3

51 STYLE CURATED FINDS, LUXE ACCESSORIES, AND RUNWAY REPORTS CASA CHIC FASHION DESIGNERS ARE ELEVATING THE ART OF ENTERTAINING AT HOME

CLASS ACT Pink tweed handbag from Fall/Winter 2022 Act 2 ($5,000), Chanel, Aventura, Miami, chanel.com GLAM Aventura,($1,650),

Fuchsia Trifolio bucket bag ($1,850), Salvatore Ferragamo, Aventura, Miami, ferragamo.com

DAVID YURMAN: 20 percent of sales for the Renaissance Cable bracelet will be donated to BCRF, during October while supplies last.

SHIMMER & SHINE

HOT DATE Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Instinct 110 pumps in satin ($695), Saint Laurent, Aventura, Miami, ysl.com

VALENTINO FALL/ WINTER 2022

THE LOOK BY KATHERINE LANDE

GOOD POINT Aluminum Renaissance Cable bracelet in pink acrylic ($425), David Yurman, Aventura, Miami, davidyurman.com

FIRST BLUSH Stretch crystal sandals in pink ($1,750), Bottega Veneta, Bal Harbour, Miami, bottegaveneta.com

GLADIATORGLAM

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JIMMY CHOO: 20 percent of the purchase price for the Varenne Avenue handbag will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), up to $100,000.

PUCKER UP Tom Ford Beauty lip color in ($58),Casablanca Tom Ford, tomford.com

A visual saturation of monotone pink makes a statement.runway

Valentino Garavani Roman Stud shoulder bag ($3,900), Valentino, Bal Harbour, Miami, valentino.com

TOM FORD: 100 percent of the purchase price for the Casablanca lip color will be donated to the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, through June 2023 while supplies last.

FASHION FOR CHARITY

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PLAY UP YOUR FALL WARDROBE AND MOOD WITH THIS HAPPY INPRETTYHUEPINK

BUBBLEGUM POP Varenne Avenue handbag in candy pink quilted patent leather with Plexi strap ($1,650), Jimmy Choo, Aventura, Miami, jimmychoo.com

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Pumpkin Spice tea ($28 for a petite box), Tea Forte, teaforte.com

Devotees of the Nest New York Pumpkin Chai fragrance mark their calendars for the arrival of this beloved limited-edition candle every fall—and for good reason. Warm, splendidly spiced notes of pumpkin, masala chai, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon enhance the coziness of any space.

Despite having curated a collection of South Florida–friendly coats and jackets, when fall rolls around and the weather cools down, I always find myself opting for this hooded wool- and cashmere-blend poncho for instantly chic seasonal snuggles. —Kristen Desmond LeFevre, editor in chief

New York Pumpkin Chai candle ($70), bloomingdales.com

Liquid powder eye shadow tint in sephora.com

I’m a sucker for anything skeleton, so you can bet that I’ll be stocking up on the porcelain pieces from this chic set. The dinner plates are a must, and I’ll be using the candy bowls long after Halloween.

Les Mains Hermès nail enamel in Orange Boîte ($45), Hermès, hermes.com

Sardine bag ($4,200), Bottega Veneta, bottegaveneta.com

COLOR POP

SKELEBRATION

This updated version of the cult-fave quilted pouch bag is on my wish list this fall. The rich cranberry color and curve shape are trending this season, and the metal handle gives it a luxe edge. It’s the ultimate handbag for both day and night. —Katherine Lande, fashion editor

Day of the Dead Dinnerware Collection ($13-$70), Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com

FLEURSDESSTUDIO©

—Mary Murray, executive editor

SCENTSATIONAL

—Abigail Duffy, web editor

THAT’S A WRAP

Fendi cream wool and cashmere poncho ($1,980), Fendi, fendi.com

ORANGE CRUSH

Hands down, Hermès’ Orange Boîte—the iconic color of the house’s signature box since 1942—will be my go-to for a pop of seasonal spirit. The polish is known for its radiant color and long-lasting lacquered shine, plus at least 71 percent of its ingredients are of natural origin. Reckson, contributing editor

THE EDIT

VERY BERRY

7 AUTUMN-INSPIRED ITEMS OUR EDITORS ARE LOVING NOW

The flavors of fall—cinnamon, ginger, and clove—converge in this gorgeously aromatic black tea blend. The petite box of 10 pyramid-shaped tea bags is perfect as a hostess gift or as a personal indulgence. —Daphne Nikolopoulos, editorial director

I plan to herald the fall season by donning one of my favorite cream-topowder eye shadows in this new ochre tint. The warm terra-cotta-like shade has a beautiful shimmer and is my current go-to. —Melissa managingPuppo,editor

Falling FORWARD

JEWELRY BOX YOUORANGEGLAD BY MARY MURRAY (davidor.com)

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5. PEACHY KEEN Misahara Nebo necklace with peach moonstones, mother-of-pearl, opals, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, $12,000.

3. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES Hamilton Jewelers Confetti bangle with orange enamel and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, $3,950. (hamiltonjewelers.com)

7. FIRE STARTER Nak Armstrong Ruched ear clips with fire opals and diamonds set in 20-karat rose (nakarmstrong.com)

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9. STILL THE ONE Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Radiant bracelet with a garnet and diamonds set in 18-karat gold and platinum, price upon request. Louis Vuitton locations (us.louisvuitton.com)

Melissa Kaye Lola hoops with neon orange enamel and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, (melissakayejewelry.com)

8. DOUBLE TROUBLE Tamara Comolli large Bouton ring with carnelian set in 18-karat gold, $2,750, and Bouton solitaire ring with a diamond set in 18-karat gold, $2,650. (tamaracomolli.com)

2. FRUIT PUNCH Provident Jewelry ring with an orange sapphire and diamonds set in platinum, price upon request. (providentjewelry.com)

4. CURVE APPEAL Davidor pendant with orange lacquered ceramic and Palais diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $7,850. Davidor, Bal Harbour Shops

1. HERE COMES THE SUN Effy Jewelry ring with an opal and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $14,175. Macy’s locations (macys.com)

5. PEACHY KEEN (misahara.com)

THESE JUICY GEMS ARE NOTHING TO BOO ABOUT

6. SLAM DUNK $2,950. gold, $5,100.

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Describe your new furniture collection.

I really design for my custom ers and people [who] love my clothes. I want it to be a full Siriano lifestyle. I want our chic clients to be wearing a fabulous Siriano dress, lying in a beautifully designed Siriano room.

We have so many exciting projects in the works. My large exhibition of all my work over the last 15 years is on display at SCAD Fash Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, which has been exciting. We just opened a new store called The Collective West in Connecti cut, and our interior business is really growing with two hotel projects in the works and a restau rant. We are just really proud that we get to work and create magical things every day.

The acclaimed designer known for bold runway moments and size inclusivity dishes on his new furniture collection

I have always been interested in interior design. It was some thing my mother introduced me to when I was young. We were always reupholstering sofas and chairs and adding drapery all over our house, so that was fun for me to watch growing up.

I wanted this collection to feel modern and stylish, just like one of my dresses. [The pieces] have an element of statement and sculpture, which was so impor tant to me. I wanted them to feel special and not just be functional chairs that take up space. They also have vintage references from the ’60s and ’70s, which are my favorite eras in furniture design.

Christian Siriano offers customers “a full Siriano lifestyle” with state ment-making fashion and furniture collections.

What influenced you to branch out into home design?

Who or what has been your greatest inspiration when designing the collection?

inspiration just like I would when I create a dress. Then we get into fabrics and silhouettes for a room.

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What’s next for the Christian Siriano brand?

Christian Siriano

How do you feel the worlds of fash ion and interior design intersect? They are so similar in a lot of ways. We have a client and start with an

You’ve had many showstopping red-carpet moments. What’s the one piece from the furniture col lection that will make a statement in any room?

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It’s really a similar process for both. I have even been using interior fabrics for clothes and clothing fabrics for interior projects. It is so fun to try and do things differently. I think that’s why clients are com ing to me. I bring a new perspec tive to this world of interiors.

REAL TALK WITH...

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ZADÚN, ONE OF RITZ-CARLTON’S RARE RESERVE PROPERTIES, IS A CHIC OASIS ON THE RUGGED LOS CABOS COAST

f you sign up for an agave tasting at Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Mexico’s Los Ca bos region, be prepared to walk out with more than a buzz. In addition to sips of some very fine mezcal and raicilla, you’ll get a taste of the mythology of the places where the agave spir its are distilled. Take sotol, for example. Out in the desert, the story goes, sotoleros catch a rattle snake and dunk it in the firewater, fangs and all, until it drowns. That microdose of venom is sup posed to be good for the health, to add vigor. We’re told it’s a local legend. Maybe.

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Inset: A corten steel “skin” encases Candil, the resort’s agave bar. Below: Spa Alkemia invites guests to take the healing waters.

Moments like this are typical of the ethos of Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties. As the highest expression of the brand, these resorts (there are five around the world, the other four are in In donesia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, and Japan) aim to immerse guests in the culture, history, and

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resort’s Ambassadors of the Environment, a team of trained naturalists who combine facts and fun to make nature come alive.

Zadún sits at the crossroads of desert and sea, between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortéz, so its story revolves around the rugged environ ment of Baja California Sur. Baja is famous for winter whale-watching, and Zadún’s perch atop a hilly landscape is the ideal place to observe the rituals of these gentle giants. From December to April, humpback and gray whales travel to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortéz—“the aquar ium of the world,” accord ing to Jacques Cousteau—to mate, calve, and nurture their young. Sometimes they’re so close to the coast, you can lit erally see them breaching from the terrace of your villa. For a more intimate encounter, your personal tosoani (a brilliant combination of concierge and butler) can arrange a private 2-hour boat excursion with the

While nothing outranks whale-watching on the bucket-list scale, the Ambassadors offer a wide spectrum of programs to keep guests of all ages engaged. On a rainy afternoon, sign up for the chocolate-making experience. It starts benignly enough with a history lesson, where you’ll learn that cacao beans were once more valuable than gold and that Montezuma drank 50 cups of chocolate a day, then progresses to a hands-on part that will make you appreciate that bar of Godiva in a whole new way. After roasting, peeling, and grinding the cacao beans, you’ll simmer them in hot milk with the spices of your choice. No instant gratification here, but good things—in this case, the drink of the Aztec gods—are worth the wait.

On the more active front, the Ambassadors lead morning and afternoon hikes through the landscapes of Puerto Los Cabos. The steep, rocky trails leading to the highest point of the Zadún preserve grant glorious views of the sea and desert ecosystem, and the exercise will jus tify the churros after dinner. For a deeper dive into the local flora and fauna, a guided 3-hour trip to the San José Estuary combines hiking with serious Indigenousbird-watching.traditionextends to Spa Alke mia, where therapies are inspired by ancient healing techniques and native ingredients. The Desert Botánica Ritual incorporates poultices with botanicals found in the Baja desert, and the Soothing Massage delivers a hydrating jolt, compliments of a prickly pear and agave infu sion. The can’t-miss treatment here is the Sava sana Experience involving music and sound. For this, you lie in Savasana posture on a mat

flavors of a region while providing next-level luxury. Each of the Reserves has a unique nar rative that’s tied to the locale and its people.

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Clockwise from top left: El Barrio, meaning “neighborhood,” features murals by local artists; Equis’ seaside cabanas; couples’ treatment room at Spa Alkemia; a corten steel sculpture by Arturo Berned welcomes travelers in the arrival pavilion; on a guest room patio, a wall-mounted sculpture is illuminated at night.

Whether dining at Humo or one of the more casual restaurants, music continues into the night, resonating across the hillside. On the lawn by the pool, families peer through telescopes at the stars, which seem brighter and more abun dant here. It’s a really happy energy, and that in itself is an experience. (ritzcarlton.com/zadun) «

while sounds (some musical, some not) sur round you. The idea is that the vibrations reach deep within the body to bring on a complete meditative state and, subsequently, a state of awareness and well-being.

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If days at Zadún are tonic for the body, nights are for the soul. As daylight diminishes, the steel “skin” surrounding Candil lights up, beckon ing guests to sip an agave cocktail before din ing at the fire kitchen of Humo. Mexican and Peruvian specialties are prepared on a woodburning parrilla and served sizzling to the table. Don’t miss the Baja-endemic snook or any of the choice beef cuts accompanied by grilled veggies and a killer chimichurri.

entourages, but that’s only part of the picture. Nearly half of the guests of the 248-room hotel are either horse lovers who enjoy the energy and spectacle of the sport, or travelers looking for a luxury vacation with an unusual spin.

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f you’re a horse-show enthusiast, or on the sup port team of a competitive equestrian, you may be used to long hours on hard bleachers or grass, lackluster food, and facilities that might not be best de scribed as “glamorous.” The World Equestrian Center (worldequestriancenter.com) and its showpiece, The Equestrian Hotel (equestrianhotel.com), are here to change all that.

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THE EQUESTRIAN HOTEL AT OCALA’S WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER PUTS YOU IN THE HEART OF THE HORSE-CIRCUIT ACTION

In the middle of it all—literally—is The Equestrian Hotel. It’s logical to assume that The Equestrian accommodates competitors and their

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Located at the west end of Ocala amid horse farms and sprawling golf communities, the 380-acre complex rivals—and in many cases exceeds—Wellington Inter national (where the Winter Equestrian Festival is held) as the epicenter of equestrian competition. With multiple indoor and outdoor arenas, the WEC is equipped for grand-scale competitions on the pro and collegiate levels. Almost every discipline, from dressage and hunter/jumper to Western pleasure and reining, has a home here, and an expansive polo facility is currently under construction. Be yond equestrian, there are facilities for sporting events like volleyball, cheerleading, and even a national-level dog show.

Lounging in an elegant suite while watching a dressage competition beyond a picture window is definitely not your everyday hotel fare. The Equestrian puts you in the heart of the action without sacrific ing the comforts and style of a high-end hotel. Marble bathrooms, haberdashery-inspired fabrics, and elevated classic design are all

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Clockwise from above: The World Equestrian Center and The Equestrian Hotel occupy a 380-acre complex in Ocala and offer an unparalleled, world-class experience in the sport; a standard hotel room with king-size bed overlooks the Grand Arena; show jumping takes center stage.

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The public places are opulent but restrained. The lobby blends de mure elements such as panel molding and mahogany millwork with glitzy touches like Swarovski crystal chandeliers and unapologetic strokes of gold. Naturally, equine references from horse-head lamps to stirrup drawer pulls are everywhere. The showstopper here is undoubt edly the floor-to-ceiling fireplace, but don’t miss the dog paintings that decorate practically every square inch of wall space on the ground lev el. It has to be one of the biggest collections of dog art, anywhere.

On the dining front, the big story is Stirrups (stirrupsocala.com), as much for its fine-dining menu as its terrace overlooking the Grand Arena. Dine on prime steaks or Southern fare like summer-corn hush puppies and black-eyed pea salad while watching equestrian events just steps from your table. If you can snag a seat at the Yellow Pony (yellowponyocala.com), jump at the chance. This buzzing gastropub is all about its bourbons and whiskeys, but its Tatanka Blue bison burger is the stuff of legends. Order it with a side of garlic-parmesan

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It’s easy to make a weekend of exploring the hotel and show grounds, but the surrounding area is compelling in its own right. Ocala is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground, with such attractions as Ocala National Forest (fs.usda.gov) and some of the state’s most beautiful springs. Closest to the WEC, Rainbow Springs (visitrainbow springs.com) is a popular spot for tubing and swimming (that water!). A bit farther but worth the drive, Juniper Springs (fs.usda.gov) offers family-friendly, prolific snorkeling on crystal-clear water. For adrena line seekers, The Canyons (zipthecanyons.com) is a scenic and chal lenging spot for zip lining (including a full moon adventure). Opt for the Big Cliff Canyon tour and fly over lakes, treetops, and canyons— one of many bucket-list experiences that can be checked off during a stay-and-play at The Equestrian. «

accommodation hallmarks, but it’s the bird’s-eye view of the sporting events—like your own private box!—that sets the rooms apart.

Clockwise from top right: The Equestrian Hotel’s lobby showcases a mix of elements including Swarovski crystal chandeliers, equine references, and an impressive collection of dog art; Josh Dolan and Bromance compete in the Hunter Derby; Yellow Pony gastropub; dining options abound on property.

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french fries and atone later.

I’ve come to the Mercedes-Benz research center in rural Immendingen (south of Stuttgart) to take a closer look at this visionary Vision EQXX. Right now, the EQXX is a concept car, with no plans for production. But the lessons learned from this advanced piece of engineering and technol ogy will be incorporated into pretty much all upcoming Mercedes EVs.

Arguably the Merc’s most impressive feature, however, is what lies beneath, i.e., the battery pack under the floor. It has roughly the same 100-kWh output as the battery powering the latest flagship all-electric

THE GROUNDBREAKING MERCEDES-BENZ ELECTRIC SEDAN THAT CAN GO 747 MILES ON A SINGLE CHARGE

I’m a range anxietist. Each time I get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle with a longish drive ahead, a tsunami of fear washes over me. Am I going to run out of juice before I can find a socket? It’s the same anxiety seen at airports and Starbucks across the land: smartphone us ers with power cords in hand, desperately in search of a vacant outlet.

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But there’s hope on the horizon. The remarkable Mercedes-Benz Vi sion EQXX can go for an astonishing 747 miles on a single charge. To put that into perspective, 747 miles is roughly the distance from New York to Chicago, Miami to Charlotte, and L.A. to San Fran and back. In a recent record-shattering run, the EQXX whizzed across Europe, from Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, to Silverstone, England.

See it in the aluminum and it’s a jaw-dropper, largely on account of that teardrop body design. And it doesn’t just look slippery, it is slippery.

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Climb aboard and the surprisingly production-ready cabin feels part George Jetson, part Mercedes E-Class circa 2030. It’s packed with some really cool features, like a massive, pillar-to-pillar, 47-inch touchscreen. The interior uses lots of sustainable, non-animal materials too, includ ing upholstery made from cactus, mushroom roots, and vegan silk. The funky blue shag mats on the floor are a mix of bamboo and recycled plastic water bottles. Need a snack? Chew on a seat.

Mercedes achieved a drag coefficient of 0.17, making the Vision EQXX the most aerodynamic road car ever.

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aero effect of that 0.17 drag coefficient. Lift off the throttle while cruising a flat section of the track and the speed of this silver bullet just doesn’t change. The car coasts and keeps on coasting.

Other than that, the EQXX drives like any other EQ electric Mercedes. That means instant acceleration, silent running, agile handling, and the uncanny feeling that you’re helping save the planet. Range anxiety? Consider me cured. «

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Piloting the EQXX around the sinewy Immendingen road course requires you to totally recalibrate your driving style. For starters there’s the

When you need to scrub off some speed—yes, that’s a tight corner up ahead—the brake pedal is there, but it’s not necessary. Instead, steering-wheel paddles provide four stages of regenerative braking. In one-pedal driving mode, lifting off the gas will stop you in your tracks, while dumping juice back into the battery.

Mercedes EQS sedan, but it’s 30 percent lighter and 50 percent smaller.

Tipping the scales at just under 3,900 pounds, the EQXX is 1,800 pounds lighter than an EQS 580. Reduced weight means less power is needed to move it; the relatively modest 241-hp rear-mounted electric motor can punch the EQXX from standstill to 60 mph in a sprightly 7 seconds. The EQXX also comes with 117 solar panels integrated into the roof that juice all the accessories, including the cooling fans, lights, and controls. On a long drive, they can add up to 15 miles of range.

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Austrian-owned Silent Group launched its massive solar-powered catamarans in 2016. Back in 2018, its then flagship Silent 64 grabbed headlines by becoming the first solar-powered catamaran to cross the Atlantic, from Spain to Barbados, in just 16 days.

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THE NEW SILENT 60 LUXURY CATAMARAN USES THE SUN’S RAYS TO TAKE YOU CRUISING

Today, I’m in Fort Lauderdale, slathering on the SPF 50 and trying out the Silent Group’s newest power cat, the $3-million-and-up Silent 60.

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Along with beaches, gators, and Key lime pie, the one thing Florida has in abundance is sunshine. So, when a boatbuilder comes up with a luxury cruiser that’s 100 percent powered by the sun, it’s worth taking notice.

Its claim to fame is its ability to use sunshine to cruise at 6 to 8 knots for up to nine hours, or roughly 100 nautical miles a day. Ease back to a sail boat-like 4 to 5 knots and you have the possibility of near perpetual motion.

However, for those who live by the mantra that life is too short to own an ugly boat, this might not be the craft for you. With its boxy superstruc ture, black-framed vertical glass, slabby hull sides, and Kansas-flat roof, it’s all function and not a lot of form.

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But space—and plenty of it—is a huge part of the appeal here. At al most 30 feet wide, it’s half as wide as it is long. The outside entertaining areas are truly vast, whether it’s the full-width rear cockpit, the spacious flybridge, or the sunken deck on the bow. Inside, you could hold a party for 20 in the salon and it would still feel empty. Add to that the large galley and dining area, plus the choice of three or four cavernous cabins, includ ing a master that takes up one entire hull.

Our skipper for today’s cruise along the Intracoastal is Silent’s delivery

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There is something totally soothing about gliding along with only the sound of water bubbling up in the wake, feeling the sun on your face, and knowing that it’s not costing you a dime in fuel. Miller tells me that one Silent 60 owner made the decision to buy after tiring of using his 80foot Italian motor yacht for family weekend trips from Lauderdale to the Bahamas and spending more than $12,000 on fuel. He’s not alone. Right now, more than 30 Silents are awaiting construction at the builder’s yards in Fano, Italy, and Istanbul, Turkey. In addition to the 60, there’s an 80 and even a superyacht-size 120-foot version.

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To get technical for a second, this 60 comes with Silent’s E-Power propulsion pack, with its twin 268-hp electric motors and 207-kWh lithium-ion batteries. It’s good for 7-knot cruise speeds with a claimed— though optimistic—15-knot top speed.

I’m guessing somewhere in the instruction manual for each yacht is the line: Just add sunshine. «

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THELIFEALOCALCASINOISBETTINGBIG ON BRINGING THE STORIED SPORT OF JAI A I BACK TO THE MAGIC CITY STORY BY JESS SWANSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVEN MARTINE This page: Daniel Spinner winds up for a powerful throw. Opposite page: Magic City Casino’s Pelotari includeBen Gadsden, Ben “Benny” Langhans, Nicolas Eyheragaray, Aratz Mendizabal, and Daniel Spinner

o, not the citrusy beer produced by Cigar City Brewing in Tampa (although the brand does sponsor the sport). What we’re talking about here is “the fastest ball sport in the world.” Despite its high-powered tagline, the game of jai alai (pronounced hi-uh-lye) had all but slipped into obscurity following a players’ strike in the 1990s and the growing popularity of lotteries, card rooms, and slot machines at the turn of the millennium.

But in the 15 minutes before the first jai alai game on a Sunday evening in July, the Magic City Casino—located a few miles west of Coral Gables near the Dolphin Expressway—appears as if it has slipped into a time warp. Scores of men and women, accompanied by their wide-eyed children

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and grandchildren, trickle into the indoor stadium overlooking a three-walled court. It could easily be 1983. The smartphones and facial coverings are the only twentyfirst-century clues signifying otherwise. They’re lining up to make their selections for the upcoming five matches of H2H (called head-to-head), a new jai alai league launched at the casino last spring that pits two or four similarly skilled players against each other. Before the games begin, people clutch scraps of paper and circle the team they think will win each of the five matches, and whether it’ll be won in two sets or three. It costs nothing to participate and, for every prediction that comes true, the casino will pay participants $20. Since parking and admission are free, there’s literally nothing to lose and as much as $100 to gain.

While jai alai appears to borrow elements of racquetball and baseball, jai alai came first, originating in the Basque region of Spain more than four centuries ago. It’s centered around the cesta, a sickle-shaped, woven basket players strap to their wrists and use to throw and catch a ball clocking speeds up

“We’re the last drive-in, the last Blockbuster, the last deli,” Savin laments. “But we see something here. We think the product is inherently a good one, with a tremendous amount of appeal to one or two generations that have never experienced jai alai.”

to 150 miles per hour— a curious crossover between Edward Scissorhands and Fastball

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“We tried to put a new spin on the game and take it to 2022,” says Scott Savin, chief operating officer at Magic City Casino. “We’re trying to see not just what works in American sports but sports worldwide.”

number of jai alai permits in the state soon rose from eight to 12.

For years, state law required non-tribal casinos to conduct live jai alai games or horse and dog races in order to operate the moneymaking card rooms and slot machines.

But, following animal abuse allegations, greyhound racing was banned in Florida via a constitutional amendment in 2018. This prompted other casinos to consider implementing jai alai leagues, and for a time it seemed the sport was rebounding. The

Then, in 2021, Florida legislators passed what many believed to be the sport’s death knell: SB 7080, which rid casinos of their requirement to host jai alai games in order to run slots and cardrooms. At the time, three jai alai arenas (called frontons) operated in Miami. Now there’s only Magic City Casino; in fact, it’s the only fronton in all of North America.

Attempting to revive an obscure handball game might sound like an exercise in futility, but Savin is betting on its little-known Miami precedent: The city was once home to the largest jai alai fronton in the world, which drew in a world-record audience of more than 15,000 people back in 1975. It was so popular that Miami Vice centered an entire episode around the game in 1986. In fact, the player who appeared in that episode, Juan Ramón Arrasate, is now tasked with coaching Magic City’s unlikely 28-player roster

Opposite page, clockwise from far left: Matt “Douglas” Langhans; Michael Carballo follows through after a hard throw; Chula Chargers team owner Michael Blechman with son Andrew Blechman, who is Magic City Jai Alai’s game announcer.

“We had all different football players, baseball players—one guy was a lacrosse player, another a high hurdler, plus a golfer from FAU,” Savin says. “We were teaching them a sport they had absolutely no idea how to play.”

comprised of third-generation Basque players and, to fill the remaining slots, former college athletes who had never picked up a cesta before. Training the former athletes was an effort that proved both hilarious and frustrating as chronicled by filmmaker Billy Corben in his 2019 documentary, Magic City Hustle

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In hindsight, it seems unlikely that Darryl Roque and Julen Goitiandia would ever cross paths. The former is from Tennessee, was once a pitcher for the University of Miami baseball team, and won the college World

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Right: Chad “CRB” Barnes blasts a forehand shot to the inside portion of the court. Below: Anderson “Anderluck” Correa makes a diving rebote shot.

THE PRINCIPLES OF THE GAME ARE VERY SIMPLE. THE OBJECT IS TO BOUNCE THE BALL OFF THE FRONT WALL WITH SUCH SPEED AND SPIN THAT THE OPPOSING PLAYER CAN’T RETURN IT. TO P YER TWO.

IF A P YER HOLDS THE BALL AND BREAKS THE CONTINUOUS MOTION OR CAN’T CATCH IT AFTER ONE BOUNCE, THE OTHER P YER SCORES A POINT.

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And yet, on a July evening, both men find themselves at the Magic City Fronton, unspooling their cestas to proudly reveal a pair of matching callouses on their right wrists from where the wicker glove digs into their skin with each throw as if they were scars from a blood pact. It’s hard to imagine that five years ago Roque was a high school math teacher and Goitiandia was 4,400 miles away in northern Spain.

“To be honest, I don’t remember if I was 2 or 3 when I tied my first cesta,” Goitiandia says. “It’s my favorite sport, my tradition, and myGoitiandiahobby.” accepted a position at Magic City to play in February 2021. But, for Roque,

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Series championship in 1999. The latter, nearly 20 years Roque’s junior, grew up in the Basque region of Spain to a family of competitive jai alai players, including his grandfather, father, and older brother.

Michael and Nina Blechman, a retired couple whose son works closely with Savin, own the Chula Chargers squad. Even though the team came in last place, Michael Blechman enjoyed the experience.

donors to the University of Miami, sent the school’s athletic apartment a bizarre request to email former athletes who might be interested in learning to play jai alai professionally—no experience necessary. The position would be paid, with benefits and health insurance.

Clockwise from left: Jerseys of Matthew “Douglas” Langhans and Baraka “The Rock” Short commemorate the duo’s 2019 doubles championship win; Michael Carballo, Julen Goitiandia, and Darryl “Tennessee” Roque practice on the court; Roque mingles with fans post-game.

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it all came down to a random 2017 email from the University of Miami’s athletic department seeking former college athletes interested in playing competitive jai alai. Roque thought it was a joke, but he responded anyway. He’s grateful that he did.

“My first reaction was this wasn’t true and that it was fake,” Roque says. “But lo and behold, five years in, we’re still here and only trying to get stronger.”

“I love anything with speed—I ride a motorcycle and my father used to race cars—and being the world’s fastest ball sport is awesome,” Roque says. “Then, also, being around teammates and sports my entire life, it’s nice having the locker room and having our team. Jai alai is an individual sport but we are brothers; we communicate and help each other out.”

“My most memorable moment was sitting with the guys putting the doubles teams together. I felt like Jerry Jones for a couple of hours,” Blechman says. “I really got to know the players on a personal level, and was able to build that relationship with them, giving them a thumbs up from the owner’s box and cheering for our guys.”

YOU TOO CAN BUY YOUR OWN JAI A I TEAM

In February 2022, at the start of the Magic City Jai Alai’s fifth season, the league debuted Battle Court, a new team concept that divides the league’s 28-player roster into four teams. Seasonal squad ownership rights cost $100,000 and include perks such as determining doubles teams, access to players, and an exclusive VIP area to watch games. Last season’s team owners included Chris Cote, the longtime producer of the Dan Le Batard Show (he owned the Cesta Cyclones); K Marie, otherwise known as “La Gringa Mas Latina” on 94.9 FM (she owned the Wall Warriors); and Jammin’ Johnny from El Zol 106 (he owned the Rebote Renegades).

By next year, Savin estimates they’ll need to expand their 28-player roster to make way for a fifth

“We’reteam.going to need more players for next year if we expand from four to five teams,” he says. “If the league experiences an expansion that we hope to see in the next few years, we’re going to need training for people who want to become jai alai players.”

The Magic City Casino wanted to bring back jai alai, but first the fronton would need players, and years of declining interest in the sport stateside made that effort especially difficult. But the Havenick family, which owns the casino and are major

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• Holds or juggles the ball, preventing one continuous motion.

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• Serves the ball and it does not land between the underserve and overserve lines.

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• Does not catch the ball on the fly or after one bounce.

THERE ARE 8 P YERS IN EACH GAME

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At first, Savin explains, the sudden interest in jai alai was to allow the casino to continue operating its slot machines while shifting the business model away from dog racing. But in 2021, when state legislators decoupled jai alai and horse races from the operation of slot machines and card rooms, Savins says, the Magic City fronton didn’t abandon its new program—even though jai alai hadn’t turned a profit. This November will mark the end of Magic City fronton’s fifth season.

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• Throws the ball out of bounds.

THERE ARE YERS ON THE COURT FOR EACH MATCH OF THE GAME. P YER WHO WINS THE POINT STAYS ON THE COURT. P YER WHO LOSES THE POINT LEAVES THE COURT AND SITS AT THE END OF THE BENCH BACK OF THE ROTATION LINE) AND WAITS FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO P

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• Pelota: A hard rubber ball covered in hardened goat skin; it’s smaller than a baseball but harder and heavier than a golf ball.

• Cinta: The binding used to tie a cesta to a player’s hand

• Pelotari: Jai alai players

• Scoop: An underhand catch on a short hop

Clockwise from top left: Dennis “El Barba” Dalton positions his cesta for a catch; The U.S. National Jai Alai Championship trophy; Michael Carballo follows through; Nicolas Eyheragaray launches a forward shot.

Rules of the game: Depending on the format, two or four players are pitted against each other to throw and catch a ball with a sickle-shaped, woven mitt tied to their right arm in a three-walled court. A single player hurls the ball—which can reach speeds up to 150 mph—at the back wall. His opponent must catch it and then throw it back at the wall. Each player is given two opportunities to serve the ball. In doubles games, one player covers the front court while the other covers the back court. Loud and fast-moving, a match ends when a player is either unable to catch the ball or accidentally throws it out of bounds, forfeiting the point to the other player or team.

• Faja: The sash that each player wears around his waist

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• Fronton: The building where jai alai is played

• Sacque: A serve

Jai alai variations: Magic City Casino offers traditional round-robin play, but has also introduced H2H, in which the first player or team to score six points wins the set, and the first player or team to win two sets wins the match. This simplifies the way wagers are made. A set runs roughly 15 to 25 minutes. A typical H2H session, comprised of five matches, runs between two and three hours.

It was only a matter of time, Savin assured the former college athletes, until they would beat the more experienced jai alai players. Savin trusted the program and especially their coach, Arrasate, a 13-time world champion jai alai player. Admittedly, there was a steep learning curve. In the first season in 2018, the audience and the more seasoned players laughed at the rookies.

viable model, and we are fortunate that the casino feels we can develop jai alai into a standalone business that is profitable.”

• Cesta: The glove-like, handcrafted wicker scoop tied to a player’s hand and used to throw the ball

“Looking back at all our videos, I don’t understand how anyone took a chance on us: We sucked and looked terrible,” Roque says. “I remember my first throw went nowhere near where it was supposed to go, but at least I didn’t hit my foot.”

Origins: Hailing from the Basque region of Spain, jai alai (which translates to “merry festival” in the Basque language) is played worldwide, but especially in Spain, France, and several Latin American countries.

• Tanto: A point scored

• Cancha: The three-sided playing court

• Mucho: The thing to yell when your team is winning or needs encouragement

• Rebote: Any shot made after the ball hits the back wall

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Now, Savin reports that hundreds of thousands of people tune in to watch the games remotely via the Jai Alai app and FTF Sports, including 75,000 users for the livestream on TikTok. In August, the casino announced a multiyear agreement with ESPN, which will cover the fronton’s Battle Court Season II on ESPN3.“Jaialai has all the elements people who love football, baseball, and other major sports are looking for,” Savin says, “except our ball travels faster, the danger is higher, and so is the athleticism.”

Synthetic cestas are hard to find and not as durable or good for players, as they can

lead to injuries that you wouldn’t get with a handmade cesta.

To be a cestero is a labor of love. The sport of jai alai has a future only because of what Magic City’s program is doing to support it. I recognize that, and because of it I play the best I can and make cestas proudly.

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I started to learn the craft at 15. I learned to make and repair cestas as an apprentice. One of the artisans at the local jai alai school in Tijuana showed me the trade.

Emmanuel “Manny”

It takes much longer to create a cesta than it takes to repair one, approximately 30 hours of labor. A cesta is made from chestnut for the body and wicker is used for the threading. The wood must be so thin to be pliable. Each cesta is used differently by the player in terms of how it is worn.

“We think jai alai will be one of those things not to be missed in Miami,” Savin foresees. “Jai alai used to be one of those must-do things, like Vizcaya, and our foremost goal is make that happen again.” (jaialaiworld.com) «

“It was a big upset in the jai alai world,” says Sandra Rodriguez, a Magic City Casino spokesperson. “It was a big experiment, and there was so much elation.”

How do you make a cesta?

By next year, Savin expects to expand the team and hire more players. There’s even mention of creating a new jai alai training facility to route more athletes into the sport. In the coming years, Savin hopes, jai alai will once again be as synonymous with Miami as drinking a café con leche at Versailles, ordering stone crabs at Joe’s, or snapping a selfie at Wynwood Walls.

Can cestas be made by a machine?

—Kristen Desmond LeFevre

Tucked into a cubby inside Magic City Casino, Victor Manuel “Manny” Ramirez does what no machine can do. Ramirez makes cestas, and he says he’s one of fewer than 10 cesteros artisans trained in the skill of cesta crafting. We caught up with Ramirez, who was introduced to jai alai as a teenager in Tijuana.

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player made it to the finals and two doubles teams made it to the semifinals. By 2021, one player, Matt Langhan, seized the national jai alai championship title for singles. Langhan also paired up with his brother, Benny, and captured the doubles title that same year.

Sure, relocating to South Florida is nothing new. But when Elman moved to Miami full-time in 2012, he took a uniquely artistic approach in getting to know his new home. As Elman puts it, having a footprint in Miami since the early 2000s allowed him to “witness the cultural explosion here” and understand that there was room for real storytelling.

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The couple had owned a Miami Beach condo since 2001, but they spent the majority of the year at their home on the northern tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown, Massachusetts. “The Cape can be lousy weather in May and June,” Elman says. “We were driving, and my wife just looked at me and said, ‘Why are we going back?’”

Primarily an abstract painter during the ’70s and ’80s, in 1989, Elman began focusing on a series of mixed-media portraits (measuring 60 inches by 43 inches and 40 inches by 30 inches) of prominent people in the arts. His portraits of Pulitzer Prize recipients Jhumpa Lahiri, Stanley Kunitz, Alan Dugan, and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky are in the collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. To date, he has completed more than 400 portraits.

RAYMOND ELMAN captures the likenesses—and the stories— of the Magic City’s most creative movers and shakers

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ike so many others before them, artist Raymond Elman and his wife, Lee, became Miamians after a conversation about the lousy weather up north.

A dedicated portraitist of both visual and literary forms, Elman has spent the last decade or so documenting the Magic City’s cultural greats—from cartoonist Jim Morin to poet Juan Felipe Herrera, dance director Robert Battle to architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, and musician Tony Succar to film director Billy Corben—in large-scale portraits and in-depth interviews.

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As a resident of Provincetown—known for its artists’ colony that has attracted heavyweights like Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell— Elman says he uniquely understood the importance of chronicling such a rich critical and artistic commingling. He founded Provincetown Arts magazine in 1985 as a way to capture and share the spirit of the local arts community—and to provide an outlet for his portraits and interviews that portrayed his subjects in their everyday lives.

“I thought of it as documentation inside an art colony from an insider’s point of view, and as a memoir of my life,” Elman says.

Soon, Elman needed a new place to publish the southern swing of his storied career. He told his first portrait and interview subject— Cuban-American Miami-raised poet Richard Blanco—about his dream for a Miami arts publication. Blanco suggested that Elman contact artist John Bailly, who teaches at Florida International University (FIU). After a series of discussions with the university, in 2015, Elman and FIU launched Inspicio, which showcases the diverse talent within Miami

Artist Raymond Elman at work on a new series called Orts in his Miami Gardens studio

Right: Elman in his Cape Cod studio

“In the beginning, I was searching for people who either grew up in Miami or went to school in Miami,” he says. But a conversation with a friend helped him realize that “Miami is like this tidal place where people flow in and flow out, and they bring culture and also take Miami culture with them,” Elman recounts. “So I started thinking people coming in for Basel and Book Fair were fair game.”

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Post-move and fully ensconced in South Florida, Elman began actively creating and curating a new series of Miami-based works in 2013. He says that his initial Miami portraits were aimed at really getting to know the people who knew the city from the inside.

and South Florida’s arts communities (inspicio.fiu.edu). Elman edits the publication, and its pages often include his portraits and interviews with some of the Magic City’s most creative residents across the visual, per forming, and literary arts.

Elman’s local work has earned him praise—and expanded his opportunities. In 2018, he was honored with an Ellie Award from the ArtsCenter South Florida (now known as Oolite Arts). The accolade included funds that Elman used to create a series of 40-inch-by-60-inch mixed-media portraits and interviews celebrating The Historic Hampton House (historic hamptonhouse.org). Located in Miami’s Brownsville neighborhood, the former motel was a “Green Book” location in the ’50s and ’60s, offering refuge for Black travelers (including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Josephine Baker, and Aretha Franklin, to name a few) who needed a place to stay when they visited still-segregated South Florida. Portraits in Elman’s Hampton House series include Enid Pinkney, who led the Hampton House preservation efforts; former astronaut Winston Scott; and Khalilah Ali, ex-wife of Mu hammad Ali. Next up? An exhibit of 20 portraits at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach in 2023. (jmof.fiu.edu)

Robert Zuckerman passed away in June. But his legacy as an accom plished major motion picture industry photographer lives on in the hearts of the people he worked with and whom he

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For Elman, the point of every portrait he creates and every interview he conducts is as much to honor his subjects as it is to remind himself of the honor of knowing them. “One of my great pleasures in life is knowing someone from point A to point B,” he says. “In some ways that’s what’s happening with these portraits; I’m capturing the experience of knowing them.” (raymondelman.com)

Elman with Samurai Swordsman, a portrait of his teacher, mentor, and friend, Knox Martin.

One of my great pleasures in life is knowing someone from point A to point B.” “

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Elman’s artistic process begins with him asking his subject to take them to the place where they feel most comfortable. On location, Elman spends about 15 to 30 minutes photographing them with plenty of natural light. Back in his light-filled studio, Elman will enlarge the photographs and print them on up to 20 sheets of archival 11-inch-by-17-inch paper. He then soaks the printed pages in water and adheres them onto canvas and into the original portrait using polymer resin. Once that process is complete and has dried, he’ll paint over the photo with oil paint, a technique he developed himself.

“Robert was a saint,” Elman says of Zucker man. “I never heard him complain about anything. He was constantly doing outreach work and finding ways to help others. I call his portrait, Saint Robert at Haulover Cut.”

Kindsight, which tells the story of the richness of everyday encounters and experiences through photographs of ordinary people, from taxi and bus drivers to waitresses, plumbers, and kids at a playground.

After a rare progressive disease put him in a wheelchair, Zuckerman moved to Miami to teach at FIU. He often visited local schools, putting on workshops aimed at teaching students how to photograph and write, with the goal of connecting them to the things that move them.

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But Zuckerman also worked in still photography, publishing a book entitled

counted as friends—stars like Will Smith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Wash ington, Melissa Leo, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

“I think the Miami art scene is amazing. It has so much energy,” Zuckerman told Elman in an interview before his death. “Art is really encouraged in Miami, both in the art districts and in the schools. I try to work with young photographers and make myself available as much as I can.”

His big- and small-screen photography credits include I Know What You Did Last Summer, Any Given Sunday, Training Day, National Treasure, Transformers, Pursuit of Happyness, The Shield, Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck.

A Miami Beach native whose family is deeply embedded in the city’s cultural and political history, Michelle Oka Doner is a celebrated visual artist with numerous public art installations across New York City, Miami, and other parts of the country. Working in a range of me dia including sculpture, prints, and drawing, Oka Doner’s oeuvre also includes costume and set design— like the stunning costumes she created for the Miami City Ballet’s 2021 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oka Doner is also the author of Miami Beach: A Blueprint of an Eden, which chronicles Miami Beach from the 1920s to the 1960s through her lens.

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“I was born and raised in Miami Beach. It was a small community in those days,” Oka Doner recalled in her interview with Elman. “Miami was a wonderful launching pad for the hopes and dreams of a young woman. I have maintained a strong and passionate relationship with this“Therecommunity.”issomething in Michelle’s work that reminds me of the Golem in Michael Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay —fashioning life from natural debris and mud,” Elman says of Oka Doner. “In her case, when we shot the portrait, she said, ‘Let’s do it in front of my favorite banyan tree,’ across from where she grew up in Miami Beach. There’s a fierceness about Michelle, and I think I got that.”

Miami was a wonderful launching pad for the hopes and dreams of a young woman.”

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You might recall Richard Blanco’s heartfelt reading of his poem, One Day, during President Obama’s inauguration in 2013. The fact that this Miami-based poet, teacher, and memoirist was chosen to commemo rate such an event says enough about what we he means to our community. Blanco’s writing has been published in The Nation and The New Yorker, among other prominent titles, and he has taught at Georgetown American University and Wesleyan College.

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Elman recalls watching the his toric moment on TV. “I thought, ‘This will be the first guy I do a portrait of in “AsMiami.’”aCuban-American growing

Elman was sure to capture that feeling of home when he and Blanco connected. “I always say to my sub jects, ‘Let’s capture an image of you in a place that’s meaningful to you.’ And we went to La Carreta,” he says, describing the Cuban restaurant where Elman photographed Blanco that is famous for its “abuela-style” food and authentic Cuban espresso.

up in Miami, I never felt like ‘the oth er,’” Blanco told Elman during their interview. “I knew my community, and that is a very privileged space to grow up in. Writing and read ing One Day at President Obama’s inauguration, I realized that there are many exile narratives that have always been part of the American story, they just aren’t highlighted like the story of the Pilgrims.”

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A former New York City Ballet ballerina herself, Lopez has led the Miami City Ballet as its artistic direc tor since 2012. Born in Havana but raised in Miami, Lopez studied ballet under the inimitable George Balanchine and danced as a soloist in a number of the company’s major productions. She later transitioned to a career in television, working as a cultural arts reporter at NBC in New York, before returning to ballet.

communities, [so] that children have the opportunity to access professional dance training. Why should they have to leave South Florida like I did if they want to dance?”Elmansays Lopez’s personality shines through in his portrait of her. “I love that Lourdes is giving me an extraordinary grin,” he says. “Given her accomplish ments, she could have been a very aloof person as she was one of the greatest dancers in the world. She was so warm and so welcoming, and that’s what came through in the portrait.”

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“I believe that dance has the ability to change lives,” Lopez revealed to Elman. “I have a real desire to bring what we do at Miami City Ballet to other South Florida

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“I chose to do a portrait of Campbell because he is a major poet and a MacArthur Genius award recipient,” Elman says. “I especially love his book of poetry titled XX: Poems for the Twentieth Cen tury, which I think is brilliant. [It’s] a sequence of 100 poems—one for each year of the twentieth century— written in a wide range of forms and voices, including Einstein, Picasso, and Matisse.”

Poet Campbell McGrath

I believe that dance has the ability to change lives.” “

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Campbell McGrath is a celebrated poet and arguably one of the most accomplished creative writing professors at Florida International Uni versity. Among his many accolades, McGrath is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize, has been named a MacArthur Genius fellow and a United States Artists fellow, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

A native of Chicago, McGrath now calls Miami home. In fact, many of his works, includ ing a 2003 collection titled Florida Poems, are centered around the state’s unique charms and challenges. “The best thing about the Miami

literary community is that it is very mutually supportive and unified,” he told Elman. “New York and Chicago, for example, have cliques. Miami is open-ended and doesn’t have rival centers competing for attention.”

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AMERICAN Beauties

By Howard Walker

Boats designed and built in the United States lead the worldwide industry standard. Here are 10 of the very best that will have you flying the star-spangled banner as you cruise the open seas.

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When the battery gets low—or you simply need to get somewhere in a hurry—the Hinckley’s twin 550-horsepower Cummins turbo-diesels will kick in and punch you to a 35-knot cruising speed.

What happens when you combine Down East lobster boat lines with the latest in hybrid diesel-electric You get Hinckley Yachts’ brand-new Picnic 40 S SilentJet.Thisbuilt-in-Rhode-Island knockout features two beefy 90-kW electric motors juiced by an 80-kWh battery to ease you out of your slip in stealthy silence. Then this oh-so-elegant 40-footer will cruise along at 7 knots for an hour and 5.5 knots for 90 minutes.

And while the diesels are purring, they’re also topping up the battery. In just 30 to 45 minutes, they’re back to being fully charged, allowing you to run all the systems (including the air-conditioning) at anchor with no need for a generator. Watts not to love? (hinckleyyachts.com)

Hinckley Yachts Picnic 40 S SilentJet POWER FILE PRICE: $2.6 MILLION (EST.) LENGTH: 42 FEET BEAM: 12 FEET, 10 INCHES ENGINES: TWIN CUMMINS DIESELS POWER: 1,100 HP ELECTRIC: TWIN 90 KW TOP SPEED: 37 KNOTS

Viking Yachts 64 Convertible Huckins Sportsman 38

If you want to strike fear into the biggest fighting marlin or tuna in the deep blue sea, you want a Viking. Based in New Gretna, New Jersey, this familyowned builder has been turning out state-of-the-art fishing battlewagons for more than half a century.

ENGINES: CUMMINS QSB

PRICE: $6 MILLION TOP SPEED: 42 KNOTS

6-CYL. POWER: 2 X 380

Viking’s latest—and perhaps greatest—big-game fishing machine is the 64 Convertible, a hard-charging, wave-smashing 64-footer packing more than 4,000 horsepower of V12 MTU muscle.

Lovers of classic wooden motor yachts will likely know all about the racy Sportsman 36 that Frank Pembroke Huckins began building at his Jacksonville yard way back in 1936. At the time it was the must-have weekend cruiser for Florida boaters.

Evolved from the super-successful 54 Convertible, this new 64 saw a major redesign of its hull and deck, which now has the strength and rigidity of a Wells Fargo bank vault. Forty knots into gnarly seas? Not a problem.

But the added appeal of the 64 is that it combines hedonistic levels of luxury and comfort for when the rods are stowed and the margaritas get mixed. There’s even the option of an enclosed, fully air-conditioned flybridge, as well as air-conditioning in the cockpit and a 50-inch pop-up HD TV in the leather-lined salon. (vikingyachts.com)

PRICE: $1.2 MILLION

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While the unmistakable lines are largely unchanged, everything else is brand new. Now, instead of trusty timber, the Sportsman 38 uses the very latest in marine construction materials, including Kevlar, carbon fiber, and impact-resistant structural foam.

(EST.) LENGTH: 63 FEET, 10 INCHES BEAM: 18 FEET, 11 INCHES ENGINES: TWIN MTU V12 POWER: 2 X 2,000 HP

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In place of the original gas motor, there’s a pair of beefy 380-horse Cummins inline-6 turbo diesels, together with a high-torque 20-hp Elco electric motor juiced by a bank of 18 lithium-iron-phosphate batteries. Engage the electric motor and the Sportsman will glide along at 7 knots for a couple of hours. Fire up the diesels and you can run at 35 knots.

Going back to the future has never been so much fun. (huckinsyacht.com)

LENGTH: 38 FEET

TOP SPEED: 35 KNOTS

While the original Huckins Sportsman eased out of production decades ago, a new consumer appreciation for authenticity and retro style prompted the Huckins family to create an updated version of the original Sportsman 36—and make it a hybrid.

BEAM: 12 FEET, 6 INCHES

HP ELECTRIC: 20 HP

The result is this mirror-varnished 34-footer, built from double-planked sapele hardwood and featuring a plump upright bow, a curvy stainless-steel-framed windshield, a sun-shading hardtop, and a wave-piercing deep-V hull. Inside there’s room for 12 in the main cockpit and a spacious open bow, with all-white upholstery designed by Gretzky’s wife, Janet. She also commissioned lots of cushions emblazoned with her husband’s iconic 99.

Fancy one just like it? Coeur Custom has a second boat in build that will be priced at around $900,000. (coeurcustoms.com)

Powering the Steinway 340 HT (named for the piano maker) is a pair of Mercury 8.2-liter 430-hp gas inboards that can push the boat to a comfortable 45-knot top speed.

When hockey great Wayne Gretzky wanted a new boat for cruising on Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene—where he has a summer home—there was only one choice: a wooden masterpiece from local builder Coeur Custom.

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POWER FILE PRICE: $900,000 LENGTH: 33 FEET, 6 INCHES BEAM: 9 FEET, 6 INCHES ENGINES: MERCURY V8S WITH BRAVO OUTDRIVES POWER: 2 X 430 HP TOP SPEED: 45 KNOTS Coeur SteinwayCustom340 HT

For any well-heeled captain of industry contemplating purchasing a superyacht around the 100-foot mark, there’s one name that shoots to the top of the list: Westport.

Cigarette Racing 59 Tirranna

She’s also fast. Two 1,900-hp Caterpillar diesels can give an impressive 26-knot top speed. Add to that a composite fiberglass hull that’s acclaimed for its smooth, super-stable ride, and you have a vessel that’s more than worth its multimillion-dollar price tag. (westportyachts.com)

This pencil-thin projectile is the flagship of Miami-based Cigarette’s fleet. Constructed from lightweight yet I-beam-stiff carbon fiber and composites, the Tirranna is designed to do one thing and one thing only: Go insanely fast. Miami to Bimini? The Tirranna will get you there in less than an hour.

Yet it’s also packed with creature comforts, like a 29-speaker 5,200-watt JL Audio sound system and Poltrona Frau leather upholstery. Below decks there’s a forward settee that converts to a queen bed, plus a spacious shower and head. In the cockpit and open foredeck there’s seating for up to 28 of your closest friends.

PRICE: FROM AROUND $3 MILLION LENGTH: 59 FEET BEAM: 14 FEET ENGINES: MERCURY RACING VERADO 450R POWER: 6 X 450 HP TOP SPEED: 70 KNOTS

There’s poetry in motion when a Cigarette Racing 59 Tirranna—propelled by a sextet of supercharged 4.6-liter Mercury Racing V8 outboards packing a combined 2,700 hp—is shrieking across the water at 80 mph. Eyeballs water, cheeks flap, follicles get wrenched from your scalp. Call that fun? You bet.

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PRICE: $17 MILLION (EST.) LENGTH: 112 FEET BEAM: 23 FEET, 10 INCHES ENGINES: TWIN CATERPILLAR C32 POWER: 2 X 1,900 HP TOP SPEED: 26 KNOTS

This Port Angeles, Washington, yard has been around since 1965, building salty commercial craft and passenger ferries. In the mid-1980s, it expanded its lineup to include luxury motor yachts.

Westport W112

The most successful in Westport’s constantly growing catalog is the W112 series. Since its debut in 1994, more than 65 of these classy 112-footers have been built, making it arguably the most successful superyacht ever.

What’s the appeal? Timeless elegance is part of it; Westport shirks the current trend of overexaggerated, origami-folded yacht design. The 112 is also the perfect size—not too big, not too small—with cabins for eight guests and space for a crew of five.

If all this sounds appealing, expect to write a check for around $3 million. But when it comes to zipping to the Bahamas for lunch at 80 mph, the Tirranna is priceless. (cigaretteracing.com)

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We’re sure Chris Smith would be proud. (chriscraft.com)

Nothing captures the essence of American beauty on the water more than a Chris-Craft. The now-Sarasota-based company has been around since 1874, when Chris topher Columbus Smith, aka Mr. Chris-Craft, built his first wooden boat at age 13.

These days, the company is part of another American icon, Winnebago Industries, and builds a lineup of center-console and bowrider models in the 24-foot to 35-foot range. Each one com bines high style, quality, and craftsmanship with surprising value for the money.

Take your pick from twin Mercury or Volvo V8 gas engines with stern drives. Or triple 300- or 350-hp Mercury Verado outboards, each with the option of easy-parking joystick control.

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Our current favorite is the flagship of the fleet, the new Launch 35 GT. In addition to masses of stretch-out seating, this family-friendly 35-footer comes with all those lovely Chris-Craft cues, such as teak flooring, diamond-quilted upholstery, and a stainless-steel-framed windshield.

35 GT POWER FILE PRICE: FROM $548,000 LENGTH: 35 FEET BEAM: 10 FEET, 10 INCHES BASE ENGINES: MERCURY V8 6.2-LITER POWER: 2 X 350 HP TOP SPEED: 50 KNOTS

In 2017, the yacht was sold to Florida entrepre neur Klaus Bytzek, who renamed her Nadan and embarked on a refit that included the addition of a pilothouse on the top deck. She was sold again in 2021 after being on the market for $28 million. (burgerboat.com)

Among the hundreds of award-winning yachts the yard has turned out over the years, one of the true standouts is the 151-foot Sycara IV, designed to capture the style and splendor of the 1920s Golden Age. Built for East Coast car dealer extraordinaire Ray Catena, she features a gorgeous fantail stern, gold-leaf-encrusted bowsprit, and a sleek superstructure that enables her to squeeze under the low bridges of New York’s Erie Canal.

Inside she’s all Madrone burl paneling with inlaid Macassar ebony, teak, and maple flooring, plus lots of mirror-polished stainless steel. French doors leading into the main salon feature Lalique crystal panels.

Company SYCARA IV POWER FILE PRICE: $28 MILLION (EST.) LENGTH: 151 FEET BEAM: 27 FEET ENGINES: TWIN CAT ERPILLAR POWER: 2 X 600 HP TOP SPEED: 14 KNOTS

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin, seems an unlikely place to base a company that specializes in cutting-edge superyachts. But the Burger Boat Company has been crafting world-class vessels here since 1863.

Seattle-based Delta Marine dates back to 1967, when brothers Ivor and Jack Jones began building fiberglass fishing boats. Today, the Jones family still owns and operates the company, which is renowned for the graceful, state-of-the-art superyachts it designs and builds.

If you’re in the market, she could be yours for a cool $100 million through brokers Burgess. (deltamarine.com)

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Yachts like the ravishing 216-foot Invictus that premiered in 2013 and is a firm favorite within the luxury charter market, cruising the Mediterranean in the summer and the Bahamas and Caribbean in theFeaturingwinter. a rugged steel hull and lightweight composite super structure, the yacht is cavernous inside and out, courtesy of a beam that stretches more than 43 feet. Below decks it’s big enough to ac commodate 20 guests across nine staterooms.

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Powered by a pair of 2,780-horsepower Caterpillar diesels, she has a top speed of 16 knots and carries enough fuel to cover 5,000 nautical miles at 13 knots.

The 58 is part of a five-model lineup of Sabre Salon Express fast cruisers that includes a 38, 43, 45, and 48. Add to these a 48 Fly Bridge and top-of-the-line 66 Dirigo flagship.Butthe $2.5 million 58 has everything the cruising family could dream of. Below decks, there’s a full-beam master cabin, a forward VIP, and a twin-berth guest cabin to starboard, each with its own en-suite head and shower. Up in the salon, there’s a spacious galley, oversized sofas, and a well-equipped helm station with seating for four.

Delta’s craftsmanship is seen in the top-notch construc tion and stunning interior fixtures and fittings. Our favorite spots aboard are the Rat Pack–style bar and sky lounge that converts into a nightclub worthy of Paris.

If there’s such a thing as a Bentley Continental for the seas, a leading candidate would by the Maine-built Sabre Yachts 58 Salon Express. With its gracious proportions and single-minded focus on quality and craftsmanship, the Sabre 58 oozes luxury from every pore of its satinvarnished woodwork.

Power comes from space-saving Volvo Penta IPS950 pods each packing 725 hp and good for more than 30 knots flat out. And just like that Bentley, this Sabre delivers its horsepower in serene silence. (sabreyachts.com) « Sabre Yachts Salon Express

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Today, Paulo instills his passion and work ethic in his twin sons, Bruno and Pietro, who started working at 14, learning from their father’s example. His sons now work closely with him on all areas, including operating the expansive local distribution center and vast inventory to creating singular turn-key lifestyles in South Florida’s most coveted neighborhoods.

Artefacto also has experienced extraordinary success in the home-staging sector, creating turn-key interiors that elevate and define South Florida living. A signature Artefacto home typically features layered organic textures and furnishings, surrounded by warm contemporary luxuries. Rooms are styled around a single statement piece while embracing a full monochrome aesthetic, rich in neutral

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Sarah Z Designs is a start-to-finish firm that handles everything from building permits and concierge services until the final showcasing day. The firm specializes in biophilic designs, an approach to designing spaces that

She’s an award-winning interior designer based in South Florida with over 12 years of experience and was named one of the most “Dynamic Women” by Miami Magazine Sarah has managed to build a business that caters to a wide range of clientele. Her impeccable taste for design has earned her a reputation as one of the most soughtafter professionals in the industry.

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She has built an impressive portfolio and stature for excellence across South Florida and beyond, from individuals looking for help redecorating their homes to large corporations interested in creating spaces that reflect their brand identity. She’s been recognized by several industry publications and has won multiple awards for her work on luxury residential projects.

Sarah is a native New Yorker who moved to Aventura in her thirties and founded her award-winning firm Sarah Z. Designs. She has been involved in all aspects of construction, including architecture, design, and management. She received her degree in Residential Design from The Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

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Her inspiration to become an interior designer stemmed from her childhood when she spent time with her father—a developer and builder for over 60 years—and observed the way he designed and built homes for his clients. She assisted her father on his projects and learned what it takes to build a house from the ground up. As a result, she developed an early appreciation and a keen eye for the art of interior design and developed her own style.

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Fulfill your sweet-and-savory candy bar cravings with the Great Candycopia, a salted butterscotch ice cream overflowing with housemade versions of Kit Kats, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Snickers, and Heath bars. The Jack o’ Lantern

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Pumpkin Bread is equal parts pumpkin spice ice cream, pumpkin bread chunks, and whipped cream cheese frosting, while the bright blue Double Bubble Toil & Trouble is a vegan take on bubble gum ice cream that’s wildly popular with thePerhapskids. the most daring of the bunch is the matcha-based Don Bugito’s Creepy Crawly Critters. Within, discover oodles of real candied insects (yes, you read correctly) including toffee-brittle mealworms and chocolate-covered crickets—both rather delicious if you can get over the freak factor. (saltandstraw.com) –Paul Rubio

SPOOKY SWEETS

Salt & Straw , the small-batch, Portland-based ice cream com pany with shops in both Wynwood and Coconut Grove, gives us the ultimate sugar rush this Hallow een with a must-try, limited-time Ice Scream menu. Throughout October, the parlor serves colorful and creative scoops of five holidayinspired flavors sure to please ice cream lovers of all ages.

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AS AUTUMN CALLS, THESE FAVORITE MIAMI SPOTS ARE EMBRACING THE SEASONAL EXCITEMENT (HEAVY ON THE PUMPKIN SPICE, OF COURSE)

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE AND SEASONAL PIES

HOSPITALITYFLAVORMAXIMUM

FALL Flavors SEASON

From layered, moist carrot cake to dense cookies and cream cheesecake to rich Nutella cookie pie, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is Miami’s reigning king of showstop ping desserts. So, it’s only natural for the shop to blow us away with its fall flavors. Consider getting a slice (or the entirety) of the fluffy pumpkin cheesecake, rooted in a buttery graham cracker crust and crowned with house-made pralines and caramel sauce. The pumpkin pie is pretty epic, too, with its creamy, custardy, pumpkin-spiced puree filling and blankets of fresh whipped cream, crunchy streusel, and caramel drizzle. The bake shop also offers seasonal apple, pecan, and chocolate pecan pies, all available throughout October and November. (firemandereks.com)

CINDERELLA BEEF PUFF

APPLE CIDER MARGARITA

BY PAUL RUBIO

The result: a thick and creamy, pumpkin-forward milkshake served in a classic sundae glass, topped with whipped cream, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon galore. (igotcracked.com)

At Cracked by Chef Adrianne in South Miami, an ingredientsdriven concept by the noted chef and TV personality, Adrianne Calvo puts her indulgent spin on the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte).

While there will be no leaves changing or apple harvesting anywhere near Miami, locals can enjoy a sip of fall and its most delectable fruit at toes-in-thesand restaurant and lounge Joia Beach near downtown. Order this seasonallyinspired margarita, a sweet but potent mix of apple cider, Anejo Tequila, Cointreau, and honey, garnished with brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh apple slices. (joiabeachmiami.com)

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At modern Asian eatery Tanuki in South Beach, this seasonal dim sum is stuffed with Wagyu beef, pumpkin, and scallions. The surrounding dough is molded into an adorable little pumpkin, resulting in a Halloween-perfect Instagrammable dish that tastes amazing too. (tanukimiami.com)

America’s original and largest plant-based food, wine, and wellness event, Seed Food & Wine Week takes place November 2-6, complete with celebrity-chef-led dinners, Top Chef–style competitions, workshops, and the flagship Seed Festival Day. Purchase tickets or passes in advance to enjoy a multicourse dinner with Chad and Derek Sarno (of Wicked Kitchen fame), the annual Plant-Based Burger Battle, and the daylong Festival Village on November 5 at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, featuring seven hours of all-you-can-eat-and-drink from more than 100 vendors, alongside wellness expos and sustainable living demos. (seedfoodandwine.com)

The BEST of the Fests

TWO MIAMI FOOD FESTIVALS TO CHECK OUT THIS MONTH FESTIVALS

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SOUTH BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the annual South Beach Seafood Festival returns October 19-22 with an exciting lineup focused on South Florida’s top ocean-to-table assets. One highlight is the official kickoff to stone crab season: Enjoy a five-course, wine-paired tasting menu at Joe’s Stone Crab, held in the restaurant’s exclusive Jessie’s Room, a former haunt of Frank Sinatra and Al Capone. Another is Saturday’s main festival at Lummus Park in South Beach, featuring four blocks of all-you-can-drink bars, pop-ups by Miami’s best seafood-centric restaurants, live music, and more. (sobeseafoodfest.com) —P.R.

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Feast on panAsiancocktailsInstaworthyanddelightsenjoyat 1-800-Lucky.

At 1-800-Lucky in the heart of Wynwood, DJs spin hiphop, Miami’s ‘in’ crowd chills, and Asia’s best flavors unite under one roof. Flaunting a setup and feel that skew more street market than traditional food hall, the joint nurtures full nights out of noshing on casual but amazing Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Filipino cuisine. Wash it all down with Asian-inspired artisan cocktails and fab sake selections, all the while hanging on the convivial patio that welcomes dancing, chatting, or just chilling with your besties (and their dogs). If coming with a group, spice things up by renting out Lucky’s hidden karaoke room for an hour or two of blackmail-worthy debauchery.

MIAMI’S COOLEST FOOD HALL EXUDES ASIAN STREET MARKET VIBES—WITH PRIVATE KARAOKE ROOMS TO LUCKYBOOT STAR

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If all this sounds too sceney or millennial-minded for your taste, it’s still worth drop ping in solely for the cuisine. Can’t-miss items include the karaage sando (fried chicken sandwich) from Usagi Tokyo, walnut shrimp from Gold Marquess, har gao (handmade shrimp dumplings) from YIP, and tuna tiradito plus the signature rolls from B-Side by Itamae. Any cocktail will do, as each is a tasty, picture-perfect libation served in the likes of Chinese take-out containers and ceramic pandas. (1800lucky.com) —P.R.

HALLOWED HALLS

Looking for an ultrapremium spirit you won’t find elsewhere in the U.S.? Try Latin Gin and its four distinct expressions—Latin Spice, Latin Lover, Latin Sec co, and Latin Beach—found exclusively at South Florida retailers (plus online). Each varietal comes in its own Art Deco–inspired bottle and possesses a distinct flavor profile that complements a charmed Latin lifestyle.

a sense of passion and seduction. Find hints of ripe fruit in Latin Beach, making it ideal for sunny days by the water and perfect in alternative tropical and piña colada recipes. Finally, the juniper-infused Latin Secco keeps things old school with a classic taste and is best applied in more traditional gin-based cocktails like the Negroni or Vesper Martini. (latingin.com) —P.R.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

DRINK UP

True to its name, Latin Spice excites with notes of Calabrian chili pepper and conveys

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To start, pink-tinged Latin Lover, infused with strawberries and roses, is typically used in fruit-forward cocktails that ooze romance.

Jasmine Syrup Ingredients

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In an ice-filled shaker, combine all the ingredients, except for the kombucha, and shake. Transfer to a glass with fresh ice. Top with kombucha.

2 oz. whiskey (or try with rum or cognac) Splash of kombucha, preferably flavored with ginger or apple

1 green apple, juiced, or 1/2 cup of fresh-pressed apple juice

MINDFUL MIXOLOGIST

Apple Blossom Fizz Ingredients

1/4 oz. jasmine syrup

WITHGETweeks.FIZZYIT

1 cup honey or organic agave

the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and stir until the honey fully dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a clean jar, cover, and keep refrigerated for up to 2

RAISE A GLASS TO FALL WITH A LOWPROOF APPLE COCKTAIL BY JULES ARON

1/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

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1/4 cup culinary-grade dried jasmine buds

Fresh, crisp apples are synonymous with fall weather. Although we are not known for our apple orchards here in Florida, we can certainly enjoy their bountiful fruits. Celebrate the slightly cooler temperatures and the season of harvest with my recipe for the Apple Blossom Fizz. In this fresh take on a whiskey fizz, apple juice, a squeeze of lemon, and a delicate jasmine syrup add zing. Topped with kombucha, this sparkling drink will brighten up any October occasion.

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Long-sleeved jacquard faux fur coat ($9,300), mid-heel boots in bright splash leather with white stripes ($1,690), black leather beret ($610), Gucci, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, gucci.com

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White tank top ($995), skirt with embellishments ($7,100), Prada, Miami Design District, prada.com

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Net dress ($4,590), leather jacket ($6,990), Harness Punk pumps ($950), Alexander McQueen, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, alexandermcqueen.com

Chiffon dress ($3,190), Fendi, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, fendi.com; earrings in metal with gold finish ($1,100), Gucci, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, gucci.com

Valentino Crepe Couture jumpsuit ($5,500), Valentino Garavani Tan-Go pumps ($1,150), Valentino Garavani long-sleeved gloves ($790), Valentino, Miami Design District, valentino.com

Sequin tweed T dress ($22,700), Donna high boots ($2,490), Louis Vuitton, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, louisvuitton.com

Triangle bra dress in violet ($3,400), Stella McCartney, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, stellamccartney.com; ear cuffs ($180$490), cuff ($1,290), Alexander McQueen, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, alexandermcqueen.com

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Visit Bal Harbour Shops for Bespoke Bal Harbour, a threeday extravaganza of in-store, atelierinspired activationsandmore.

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Those who appreciate personalized goods will not want to miss Bespoke Bal Harbour, taking place at Bal Harbour Shops October 20-22. The annual three-day event celebrates the art of craftsmanship by creatives who use their specialized skills to turn already-chic luxury items into bespoke brillliance. Shoppers can peruse in-store, atelier-inspired activations across the entire shopping mall—ranging from artists painting personalized work on sneakers, master tailors doing custom fittings, engravers crafting one-of-a-kind designs, and more. Live performances and entertainment round out the weekend’s happenings. (balharbourshops.com) —Melissa Puppo

Coronelli Collezioni Dalton Sectional ( With Electric Recliners )

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