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FROM THE EDITOR
17 THE MIX
Drop in to Miami’s newest skateboarding destination at Skatebird, discover ﬁve new gyms to kick-start your ﬁtness goals, the Waldorf Astoria rises to new heights in a new home, and more
22 ART SCENE
Design-worthy spots to stay, sip, and dine during Art Deco Weekend
Christine Quinn of Netﬂix’s Selling Sunset makes Miami moves
DJ Cardi shops local to curate his one-of-a-kind Magic City vibe
30 TREAT YOURSELF
Three high-tech spa treatments to try at Sunny Isles Beach’s Acqualina Spa
32 MIAMI MAKERS
Kenzie Leon Perry launches a locally inspired wallcovering collection
35 THE LOOK
Dress and decorate with natural materials, plus Spanish inﬂuences for weekends in the country
38 THE EDIT
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40 JEWELRY BOX
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UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Icons. They’re admired, signiﬁcant, inﬂuential. The Magic City has boasted an abundance of them over its storied history, and this issue of Aventura Magazine celebrates just a handful of the people and places that make this city an icon unto itself.
When it comes to architecture, Miami’s Art Deco scene—all the rage in the 1920s, deﬁning the early Miami Beach vibe and persisting to this day—is one of the city’s most recognizable elements. Don’t miss Jesse Scott’s “Deco-licious” guide to celebrating Art Deco Weekend on page 22. Speaking of looks, man-about-town (and master beat mixer) DJ Cardy is a Miami native, but he’s known worldwide for his signature sound and sartorial sense. Turn to “Fashion Beats” on page 28 to steal his style as he reveals his ﬁve favorite local shopping spots.
It’s no secret that Miami is a sports-crazed city. Sure, there are the ‘Fins and the Heat, and we’re all hopeful for a Marlins resurgence, plus—if the rumors are true—to see fútbol great Lionel Messi in InterMiami FC pink next season. But up the road in Sunrise, hockey is taking South Florida by storm. FLA Live Arena (home of the Florida Panthers) will host the 2023 NHL All-Star Game early next month for the ﬁrst time in 20 years, giving local fans a chance to see the stars of the league showcasing their prodigious abilities. And then there are the Florida Panthers themselves: Last year, after putting on a spectacular regular season and winning the NHL’s Presidents’ Trophy, they were eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But this year, the team has a new weapon in winger Matthew Tkachuk, who joined the Panthers with an eight-year, $76-million contract last summer. Can his gritty style of play—combined with the leadership of veteran captain Aleksander Barkov and the Panthers’ other hotshot players—put the Cats in the hunt to hoist the Cup this year? Don’t miss my feature story, “Calling the Shots,” beginning on page 56, to ﬁnd out.
From men on ice to women on ﬁre, check out the inspiring stories of ﬁve ﬁerce females who are turning up the heat as Magic City movers and shakers. Turn to page 64 to get to know them (and get inspired by them) in Jess Swanson’s proﬁle feature, “Woman Up.”
There’s nothing like the roar of more than 20,000 hockey fans cheering on the Florida Panthers (or jeering the Cats’ opponent) inside FLA Live Arena on any given game night. But photographer Alexander Aguiar and I were lucky enough to experience the opposite—the quiet hush and empty seats while the Panthers took the ice for practice. What a thrill to spend the day with Matthew Tkachuk and Aleksander Barkov—two of the nicest, most talented, and most highly lauded players in the NHL. We’re thrilled they’re on our team (and in our pages this month).
We’d be hard-pressed to talk about iconic Miami without harking back to the pop culture explosion of the 1990s, when Gianni Versace mingled with models and Madonna and Alisters of all kinds strolled Ocean Drive. There to capture it with his camera (before we all had smartphones in our pockets) was Manny Hernandez, affectionately known as “Manny of Miami.” Travel back in time through his lens in Melissa Puppo’s photo essay feature, “Freeze Frame,” starting on page 74.
We’re lucky to live, work, and play in one of the most iconic cities in the world. I hope this issue inspires you to ﬁnd your own way to be part of the Magic City inﬂuence.
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COVETABLE FINDS, HOT HAPPENINGS, AND MUST-ATTEND EVENTS
Skatebird is more than a skate park; it’s a destination. From the company behind Haulover Skateboard Park, the new park in El Portal boasts 30,000 square feet of ramps and tracks, both outdoors and covered, making it the ideal destination for skateboarders, in-line skaters, bikers, and scooter riders to test out their latest tricks. The park also hosts daily lessons and camps for the next generation of ‘boarders. Flanked by shipping containers, Skatebird boasts a snack shop and a merch store, with a restaurant in the works. Skate rentals and repairs are available on-site, too. In addition to its traditional use, Skatebird is a unique event venue, available to rent for corporate functions, concerts, private parties, and even as a runway for fashion shows like those at Miami Swim Week. (skatebirdmiami.com) —Christiana Lilly
Best Foot Forward
LOOKING TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER AN INDULGENT HOLIDAY SEASON? THEN BREAK A SWEAT AT ONE OF THESE FIVE NEW GYMS AROUND TOWN.
Enhance your yoga practice with Mimi Ghandour, the founder of Mimi Yoga in Wynwood. The hot yoga studio offers classes for yogis of all levels, with instructors leading you through power flows and ending with a rose-oil-infused cold towel for your forehead during Savasana. Choose from Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative Yoga. (mimiyoga.com)
What better way to stay motivated than with the help of a friend? At its headquarters in Wynwood, Legacy Fit offers Partner Interval Training (P.I.T.) classes, which mix high-intensity interval training and resistance training. A former A-list celebrity trainer, founder Manning Summer created his “No Days Off” brand to inspire everyone to reach their full potential. (legacyfit.com)
This Canadian fitness studio made its American debut in Miami, opening studios in Brickell, Miami Beach, and Miami Gardens equipped with “silos,” or private fitness spaces. Using a code provided through the app, visitors can enter for a personal workout or a guided session with a trainer. There are no monthly membership fees; instead, you pay per workout, enabling you to tailor the commitment to fit your schedule. (silofit.com)
ART IN MOVEMENT
Find harmony through movement with the help of kinam, an ancient practice that hails from Mexico and is similar to yoga. Delia Benito, the co-owner of Art in Movement, leads kinam and Pilates machine classes that target the core. Instructors host semi-private classes with no more than five students at a time, providing personalized and one-on-one opportunities. (artinmovement.club)
There’s always a party at City Zero, the four-story boutique studio with a never-ending schedule of group fitness classes plus three floors of machine lofts. The gym, owned by Zumba creator Beto Pérez, recently celebrated its first anniversary, marking a full year of Zumba, Strong Nation, dance fitness, yoga, full-body conditioning, and more. Group classes are set up in a theater, with instructors leading from a stage and utilizing lights, LED screens, surround-sound speakers, and tunes to get you moving. After all, working out is less painful when you’re having fun. (cityzero.com) —C.L.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The 23,000-square-foot Plum Market in Aventura opened its doors in the fall, marking the first location for the brand outside of Michigan. The specialty market provides a one-stop shop for produce, prepared meals, baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, wine, craft beer, and specialty candies (including Florida’s own Norman Love Confections). What makes Plum Market extra special is its wide array of organic and locally sourced food from Florida purveyors such as Alderman Farms and Dundee Citrus Growers. (plummarket.com/aventura) –C.L.
After breaking ground in the fall, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Miami is, well, groundbreaking. Not only is this the ﬁrst Miami project for the storied Waldorf Astoria brand, but at 100 stories, it is also the tallest building south of Manhattan—and people want in. PMG Residential has secured north of $1 billion in sales, more than half from domestic buyers. What can residents and guests expect when doors open in 2026? Nine stacked glass cubes designed by Sieger Suarez Architects and Carlos Ott, a 360-degree view of downtown Miami, specialty restaurant Peacock Alley, a wellness spa and ﬁtness center, a pool deck with private cabanas, and more. (waldorfastoriadowntown.com) –C.L.
Miami might be known as a concrete jungle, but with a new book, readers can experience the 305 through nature’s lens. Fernando M. Bretos, the program oﬃcer for the Ocean Foundation’s Blue Resilience Initiative, was asked to create a natural guide to Miami and enlisted three fellow scientists—Thomas J. Morrell, Shannon C. Jones, and Brian Diaz—to co-write Wild Miami. “There’s a bit of frustration [with] how so many people move to Miami for the wrong reasons,” says Bretos. “They should be moving for its biological richness.” In the book, the quartet dives into Miami’s well-known parks and more underthe-radar sites. Highlights include the canopy of Australian pines at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; Virginia Key North Point, where there’s been a resurgence of herons, crocodiles, and sea turtles; and the tiny Simpson Park in the heart of Brickell. (timberpress.com) —C.L.
WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES A NEW FLEET OF ROADSTERS ON DISPLAY AT THE MOTORCAR CAVALCADE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE. SET ON THE GROUNDS OF AVENTURA’S JW MARRIOTT MIAMI TURNBERRY RESORT & SPA, THE TWO-DAY AFFAIR (JANUARY 14-15) CELEBRATES BOTH VINTAGE AND MODERN-DAY VEHICLES IN A GARDEN PARTY ATMOSPHERE THAT WILL ALSO FEATURE FINE FOOD AND DRINK. DAY
ONE INCLUDES THE SPEED AND STYLE RALLY VENTURING THROUGH MIAMI AND ENDING AT THE BENTLEY RESIDENCES IN SUNNY ISLES FOR A KICKOFF PARTY. DAY TWO WILL BRING A DISPLAY OF CARS IN THE RUNNING FOR RECOGNITION BY THE JUDGES. (MOTOR CARCAVALCADE. COM) —C.L.
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CELEBRATE ART DECO WEEKEND IN STYLEBY JESSE SCOTT
You could easily say every day is Art Deco day in Miami Beach. But, each year, one weekend stands above the rest.
The forty-sixth annual Art Deco Weekend is slated for January 13-15. Produced by not-forprofit preservation and arts organization Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), the event offers activities for the entire family. The headliner is the everpopular walking tours as well as curated films and lectures. Among its multifaceted components are a vintage car show, an artisan market, a kids’ zone, and even a Deco dog walk, in which four-legged friends and humans dress up to match the weekend’s motif. For the event, Lummus Park and Ocean Drive serve as the pedestrian promenade and epicenter.
“Our theme—Art Deco Worldwide— was selected in anticipation of the World Congress on Art Deco, which is coming to Miami Beach in April,” says Daniel Ciraldo, executive director of MDPL. “Of
course, we have Art Deco here in Miami Beach, but it weaves its way through major cities throughout the globe—London, Singapore, Buenos Aires, and so many other wonderful places. There is such a love of this style globally.”
Beyond a prime opportunity to showcase the modern-meets-luxury icons throughout Miami Beach, Art Deco Weekend is the principal fundraiser for MDPL, which supports the Art Deco Welcome
Center on Ocean Drive as well as citywide preservation efforts.
“Since the 1970s, this district has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places ... the first neighborhood with twentieth-century architecture to be honored on the federal level,” says Ciraldo. “We’re very proud of that and not only want to preserve that energy, but have everyone feel the energy of the district, too. It’s a vibe, and these treasures should be enjoyed.”
Wondering which Deco gems to prioritize amid so many stunning options? Turn the page for four not-to-miss spots keeping Art Deco alive and well in the Magic City. (artdecoweekend.com)
WHERE TO STAY
Standing tall along Collins Avenue and exuding sophistication, The National Hotel only gets better with age. Built in 1939 by architect Roy France, the property recently underwent extensive renovations—achieving “fully restored” status in 2021 resulting in 101 contemporary ocean-view and cityscape-view suites and rooms. The spot features Miami Beach’s longest infinity pool, flanked by cabanas and towering palms. On the culinary front, there are two bars, the stately Bar 1939 lobby experience and beachside AquaGrill, as well as one signature restaurant, Mareva 1939. Helmed by Barcelona native Sergio Chamizo, Mareva 1939 offers Spanish favorites galore, from classic tapas like pan con tomate and patatas bravas, to massive paella concoctions and dark chocolate ganache for dessert. To ensure maximum tranquility, The National is an adults-only resort. (nationalhotel.com)
WHERE TO EAT
THE GABRIEL SOUTH BEACH
A colorful Art Deco gem originally conceived as the Park Central Hotel by architect Henry Hohauser in the 1930s, The Gabriel South Beach celebrated its grand opening in 2021. The building has been beautifully modernized, including a 30-foot-tall, Pop Art–inspired mural by Mr. Brainwash, a glass-bottom pool on the rooftop terrace, and 134 contemporary rooms, inclusive of two suites. For memorable meals on property, stop by Meet Dalia to savor stellar Mediterranean fare. (thegabrielsouthbeach.com)
WHERE TO GRAB A DRINK
Art Deco has old-school roots, but some new kids on the block are paying homage to the style in 2023. Among them is Strawberry Moon, located at The Goodtime Hotel. Within pink-clad and vividly tiled confines, head to the popping teal bar with gold accents and shell-resemblant wooden barstools for a cocktail or two. Standouts include the Gin Kiwi (with calpico, mint, lime, and kiwi) and the best of all worlds, an Old-Fashioned Paloma with a unique Thai chili kick. If you’re looking to turn it up, the adjacent pool is the place to be. (strawberrymoonmiami.com)
You have options at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, and it all begins with: Which scenic nook of the restaurant are you going to sit in? If the weather is just right, it’s tough to beat its poolside seating under a sweeping canopy, but you also can’t go wrong with the lobby bar, sushi bar, or two dining rooms with preserved Art Deco charm. Tucked inside The Plymouth Hotel (designed by Anton Skislewicz in 1940 as a three-story Art Deco building), Blue Ribbon is open for lunch and dinner, with an assortment of rolls, sashimi, and charcoal-prepared dishes. Yes, there is an omakase experience and you can trust the influence and guidance of master sushi chef Toshi Ueki. The oxtail fried rice with bone marrow and shiitake mushrooms will have you coming back well beyond Art Deco Weekend. (eatblueribbonmiami.com)
ART DECO 101
What is it? Short for the French term Arts Décoratifs, Art Deco is a design style that merges modernism and sleek forms. When did it become popular? During the 1920s and 1930s. What is its signature look? Simple, clean, streamlined shapes. Linear and geometric designs with triangular, zigzag, and chevron patterns. Simplified or stylized figures and ornaments. Long lines with crisp edges. Why is it so prevalent in Miami? As Miami Beach began to attract national attention from sunseekers looking for a new winter getaway in the 1920s, fancy hotels and luxury condos started to crop up—many of them built in the Art Deco style that was all the rage at the time. Miami Beach founder Carl Fisher attracted Floridian architects like Henry Hohauser and Lawrence Murray Dixon to build Art Deco accommodations, cementing the signature Miami Beach style we know and love today.
Selling SUNRISES A
PROFILE FORMER REALITY TV STAR CHRISTINE QUINN IS MAKING MOVES IN THE MAGIC CITYBY LINDA MARX
fter five seasons on the hit Netflix reality series Selling Sunset, Christine Quinn is ready to take on new challenges in a new city—the Magic City, that is.
“It was time to move on from Selling Sunset,” says Quinn, who still calls Los Angeles home. But, she confesses, she has so much business in Miami these days (think: nine exclusive listings totaling more than $135 million) that she’s considering a crosscountry move to South Florida. “I have many things percolating in Miami right now, which is a mecca for high-end real estate and cryptocurrency-driven real estate transactions.”
Bubbling to the top of Quinn’s percolating projects is selling ultra-luxe condos for Dezer Development’s Bentley Residences Miami. “Christine is the consummate pro for luxury real estate,” says Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development. “Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles Beach is perfect for her.” But the new Bentley tower isn’t the only piece of Miami that Quinn has been selling—she’s also working with Aria Reserve on Biscayne Bay, The Penthouse at Regalia on Sunny Isles Beach, Diesel Wynwood, and other high-end properties.
On Selling Sunset, Quinn was often portrayed as a villain. But she says she isn’t bothered by the buzz. “It was mostly a persona created for a scripted TV series,” Quinn explains. “I feel sorry for people if they don’t have a sense of humor. I have always been a confident person, but my confidence grew once I embraced my own unique style.”
For Quinn, that kind of confidence is key to her success—and she says one facet is dressing in provocative fashion. “Style is the external expression of your most internal self,” she says. “I feel the most confident version of myself when I dress the part.”
When Quinn is in town, you can find her frequenting Miami Beach. One of her favorites is Faena, with its old Hollywood glamour, dashes of fantasy, and lounge that makes her feel as if she is on a 1940s movie set with Humphrey Bogart. “I also like Naoe for Japanese food and Cipriani Downtown Miami,” she adds. “The Lapis Spa in the Fontainebleau is ideal for relaxing.”
If all this seems worlds away from Quinn’s conservative upbringing in Dallas, Texas, well, it is. She once worked at Taco Bell, Sonic, and Walmart. “My upbringing gave me a solid foundation for my career, which is growing fast,” she says. “Stay tuned as you will see plenty of excitement on the horizon for me in the coming months.”«
STEAL MAGIC CITY NATIVE DJ CARDI’S SIGNATURE STYLE AT HIS FAVORITE LOCAL SHOPPING SPOTSBY KRISTEN DESMOND LEFEVRE
Jorge Cardenas—better known as DJ Cardi —brings the beats to major events worldwide. He’s known for his signature sound, combining a love of R&B and hiphop with feel-good disco, tropical house music, and even live performers to create bespoke remixes that have everyone grooving. But his sartorial selections are making waves as well. Spot his snappy, homegrown style around Miami, where he lays down musical vibes at events like the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Miami Open, and pregames for the Miami Heat. Love DJ Cardi’s style? Aventura caught up with him to get the scoop on the local shops he frequents to curate his one-of-a-kind look. (djcardi.com)
In the Swim
Cardenas says he always visits Ted Baker in Brickell City Centre before his frequent gigs in the Bahamas at storied spots like Atlantis’ Cain at the Cove and Resorts World Bimini. “As a Miami-born and -raised guy, swimsuits with matching tops are a must,” he confesses. (tedbaker.com)
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Cardenas shops small at this Wynwood spot that oﬀers pieces with a comfy, boho-chic aesthetic. His favorites are made from recycled cotton that’s sustainably sourced.
“The clothes are super breathable with excellent drape, perfect for humid Miami outdoor events,” he says. “Their ‘ﬁts feel and look like silk, and the best part is it’s 100 percent shrink-free.” (ofyshop.com)
Throwing Shade GIORGIO ARMANI
Best known for men’s suits, Giorgio Armani in the Miami Design District is Cardenas’ favorite place to ﬁnd high-quality sunglasses that are unique and eye-catching. “People just go to the mall to buy glasses, and that’s ﬁne,” he says. “But when you go to the Design District, and Armani in particular, they just have eyewear pieces that really stand out from the crowd.” (armani.com)
HATS AND HATS
You’ll ﬁnd Cardenas ordering his signature hats at this locally owned North Miami mainstay. “As an entrepreneur, I always love supporting other small local businesses,” he says. “The milliners here customize my signature hat— the boater—just for me.” (hats andhats.net)
Suit Up THE BESPOKE CLUB
When DJing galas and glitzy events from Miami to Thailand (and everywhere in between), Cardenas aims to dress the part—and this Brickell tailor is his go-to for modern suiting. “The way they tailor a custom suit just for you [makes it] a must-have for any major event in fashion,” he says. (store.thebespokeclubusa.com)
IF TIGHTER SKIN WITHOUT SURGERY SOUNDS LIKE AN URBAN MYTH, MORPHEUS8 IS HERE TO PROVE OTHERWISE. THIS SKIN-TIGHTENING FACIAL UTILIZES A DEVICE THAT COMBINES MICRONEEDLING WITH RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY FOR AN IMPACT ON BOTH THE EPIDERMIS AND DERMIS. THE MICRO-CUTS HELP STIMULATE COLLAGEN PRODUCTION AND RENEW SKIN CELLS, AND THE DEEPER REACH OF THE RADIOFREQUENCY ACHIEVES FRACTIONAL RESURFACING. THE IDEA IS TO GET SKIN’S BUILDING BLOCKS, PARTICULARLY IN THE DEEPER LAYERS, TO REORGANIZE THEMSELVES FOR A NATURAL ANTI-AGING EFFECT.
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ACQUALINA SPA’S SPECIALIZED TREATMENT OPTIONS ELEVATE SELF-CARE TO NEW HEIGHTSBY DAPHNE NIKOLOPOULOS
Acqualina Spa by ESPA, Sunny Isles Beach’s altar to health and beauty, claims that “there are no visits—only journeys.” While that sounds like marketing-ese, there’s some truth there, and all you have to do is look at the treatment menu to get it. You won’t see a lot of the standard fare like Swedish massage or a simple facial. At this spa, offerings are targeted and customized with the latest technology so that the “journey” leads to substantial change you can see and feel. Here, we present three of the spa’s innovative, high-tech treatments that will take your self-care routine to the next level. (acqualinaresort.com/spa)
SHOCK AND AWE
Cryotherapy is renowned for health benefits like inflammation reduction and relief of sore muscles, but it also does wonders for the skin, namely by shrinking cellulite and reducing the signs of aging. Acqualina Spa is ahead of the curve in this technology thanks to the Pagani Cryo T-Shock noninvasive device, which delivers alternating hot and cold temperatures to soothe and smooth. For the face, the spa offers the Cryo T-Shock Arctic Blast and Anti-Aging treatments, which increase collagen production, correct puffiness and dullness, and strengthen the skin. The Cryo T-Shock Body Treatment targets cellulite and loose skin on the arms, glutes, abdomen, or backs of thighs. Think of it as body contouring on steroids.
TENSION, BE GONE
We can honestly say that we’ve never seen TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) therapy at a spa—until now. TMJ used to be rarer than it is in these times of high-stress, inflation anxiety, and pandemic PTSD. According to spa director Catherine Davalle, many people are suffering from jaw and head stiffness and pain due to these stressors, and now they can experience relief in a luxurious spa setting. The TMJ Release Massage involves deep-tissue technique and myofascial release to relieve the tension that leads to this painful condition. A 30-minute add-on massage addresses the rest of the body for comprehensive, blissful relief.
LIVING OUT LOUD
FOR KENZIE LEON PERRY, EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN COLORBY LUIS R. RIGUAL
Before he launched his Ze Haus studio in 2020, creative Kenzie Leon Perry learned everything he didn’t want to be while working as a designer for some rather humdrum companies.
“I was required to invent spaces that reflected uninspired brand standards and neutral palettes to appease the general consumer,” he says. “Now I thrive to incorporate bold colors and patterns inspired by the tropics in Miami and the Caribbean. I have the opportunity to explore [palettes and motifs] in ways I couldn’t before.”
That’s certainly the mantra behind Perry’s ongoing collection of wallcoverings, all of which are informed by the Black and Afro-Caribbean neighborhoods and
cultures of Miami, where he was born and raised. Both of the current lines, TropicArt and Caribe Miami, reflect its creator’s love of bold hues and native nature, with imagery that ranges from sugarcane grasses from the Florida Everglades to chickens with headgear. (The coverings are available as peel-and-stick removable woven, non-pasted traditional pebble, and grass cloth, and can be custom colorized in certain instances.)
“The wallpapers are born out of a hand-painting I create,” says Kenzie of his process. “Once the art is complete, I digitally transpose the work to the computer and finally into a wallpaper. Simultaneously, I create a series of artworks that correspond to each wallpaper collection. Both design components complement one another and allow the
designer to choose how to use them.”
Many of these drawings and paintings hang in Perry’s studio in the Miami Design District, where he’s currently at work on his next collection, one inspired by Coconut Grove and the Bahamian population that has nurtured that neighborhood, as well as on a line of home products and an art publishing collaboration. While all differ in aesthetic and scope, color is the common thread throughout.
“Color embodies energy and reflects personality,” says Perry. “Without color, life is dull and unimaginative.” (ze-haus.com) «
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Lewis Miller x Amanda Lindroth miniature Flower Flash vase and ﬂoral arrangement ($300), Lewis Miller, lewismillerdesign.com
Haishi bead necklace with malachite, diamonds, shells, and 14-karat gold ($1,150), Yenden, yenden.com
Rattan wicker basket GM with calfskin detail ($9,500), Hermès, hermes.com
Lisa Henderson Textiles x SSB Wildﬂower woven palm sun hat with ribbon from Lisa Henderson’s textile collection ($200), Sarah Bray Bermuda, sarahbraybermuda.com
Moda Operandi x Memor one-of-a-kind large mosaic art vase with shells and stones ($575), Moda Operandi, modaoperandi.com
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Fluidissime spray ($42), Kérastase, kerastase-usa.com
In the pantheon of products, this is the one hair-care essential I can’t be without—whether in the salon, at home, or traveling. Sprayed on wet hair before blow-drying and styling, Fluidissime’s anti-frizz and heat-protecting ingredients keep my hair straight, smooth, and shiny in every type of climate. —Allison Wolfe Reckson, contributing editor
Everdeen headband ($125), Deepa Gurnani, deepagurnani.com
As someone who has been rocking short hair for more than 15 years, I often opt for headbands to add a little pizzazz to a special occasion look. Deepa Gurnani has a range of artistic pieces—like this one with resin pearls, glass seed beads, and brass elements—that are handmade and aﬀordable. —Mary Murray, executive editor
SahaScalp Cooling Scalp Mud Mask ($34), Fable & Mane, sephora.com
Crafted with Ayurvedic powerhouses like neem to calm irritation, apricot oil to nourish and moisturize roots, and oxygen-rich sea silt to invigorate follicles, this hydrating scalp mask is a revitalizing step in any wash-day routine and an ode to centuries-old wisdom.
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Super Strength+ Everstrong Bonding Oil ($28), Fekkai, fekkai.com
When I read that Everstrong oil strengthens keratin bonds and repairs split ends after just one use, I was skeptical. But since I’d literally tried everything on the market for my damaged hair, I decided to give this a chance—and was shocked at the transformation. Everstrong delivers what it promises, and smells great, too. —Daphne Nikolopoulos, editorial director
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TRANSPARENT JEWELRY IS A CLEAR-CUT FASHION STATEMENTBY MARY MURRAY
1. SHEER GENIUS Baccarat par Marie-Hélène de Taillac ring with clear crystal set in gold, $600. Baccarat, Miami Design District (us.baccarat.com)
2. RAINBOW CONNECTION Robinson Pelham Mini Elixir of Energy pendant with ﬂoating diamonds in a glass vial set in a cap with pavé rainbow sapphires and tsavorites set in 18-karat gold, $6,750. (robinsonpelham.com)
3. BLUE JEAN BABY Emily P. Wheeler Audrey choker with aquamarine, crystal quartz, and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, price upon request. (emilypwheeler.com)
4. BEAD IT Bea Bongiasca B Square beaded necklace with gold, silver, custom-cut rock crystal beads, cherry chocolate and panna glass beads, and square-cut rock crystal set in enamel, $1,550. (beabongiasca.com)
5. FRAME OF MIND Walters Faith ring with rock crystal and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, $4,500. Saks Fifth Avenue locations (saksﬁfthavenue.com)
6. SEE CLEARLY NOW Ippolita Luce cascade earrings with white moonstone, mother-of-pearl, and rock crystal set in 18-karat gold, $5,350. Bloomingdale’s, Aventura (bloomingdales.com)
7. SCRATCH OFF Assael earrings with black tourmalinated quartz and Tahitian natural-color cultured pearls set in platinum, $6,600. Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour (neimanmarcus.com)
8. ROCK WITH YOU David Webb ring with carved rock crystal and diamonds set in platinum, $35,000. Fred Leighton, New York (fredleighton.com)
9. LOVE FOOL Guita M cuﬀ with rock crystal and tourmaline set in 18-karat gold, $14,000. (guitam-jewelry.com)
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Celebrate the New Year with a glowy, renewed complexion with the help of invigorating citrus- and vitamin C–infused formulas that gently exfoliate, brighten, and tone. As an antioxidant, vitamin C protects against new free radical damage and repairs the old, so squeeze these products into your 2023 beauty routine for a fresh face all year long: Borghese Roma Power-C Firming & Brightening Serum Capsules ($77 for 50 capsules, borghese.com); Aiona Alive E-Citrus Exfoliating Cleanser ($45, aionaalive.com); Dr. Dennis Gross Vitamin C + Lactic Dewy Deep Cream ($75) and Vitamin C + Lactic 15 Percent Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum ($85, Sephora locations); Eve Lom Radiance Repair Retinol Serum ($185, Bloomingdale’s locations); and Noble Panacea The Exceptional Vitamin C Booster ($160 for 30-piece set, Saks Fifth Avenue locations).
YOUR PASSPORT TO THE MOST FASCINATING CORNERS OF THE GLOBE
The Great Cruise COMEBACK
Five years and more than a billion dollars in the making, the justlaunched Norwegian Prima marks the first in an entire Prima class of ships by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). The 143,535-ton, 20-deck, 1,646-stateroom megaship is packed with firsts—big and small—plus groundbreaking amenities catering to all ages and vacation types.
Recreation reaches new heights—literally—on the world’s only threelevel racetrack at sea, the Prima Speedway, which snakes around the ship’s upper decks. Below, discover a colossal outdoor game zone that features everything from a cozy dart bar to 3D Ping-Pong tables and the fastest (and scariest) slide in the industry, The Drop, a 10-story freefall from deck 18 to 8.
Countering the white-knuckled thrills, serenity beckons in a multimillion-dollar sculpture garden (with installations by famed artist Alexander Krivosheiw) as well as at Infinity Beach, a resort-style expanse of infinity-edge pools and plush loungers. The Mandara Spa dazzles by design, underscored by an indoor waterfall that leads to a pair of relaxation pools, one cool, another warm.
A highlight of the ship’s 18 dining venues and 17 bars and lounges is Indulge, a verita-
ble food hall with eight globally inspired outposts. Another is Metropolitan, the cruise industry’s first sustainable cocktail bar, home to zero-waste libations crafted with commonly discarded ingredients (think: repurposed watermelon rind and surplus almond croissants made into orgeat syrup).
Yet, among all the exciting newness and achievements, what truly sets the Norwegian Prima apart is the fact that it has highest staffing levels and space ratio of any contemporary or premium cruise ship. She also carries the greatest variety of suite categories available at sea, including those in The Haven by Norwegian, a multistory enclave occupying prime real estate on the top decks.
The Haven comprises the ship’s best accommodations, from 368-square-foot penthouses to the 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom Premier Owner’s Suite, plus a dedicated restaurant, library, bar, lounge, sundeck, and gravity-defying infinity pool. It promises the atmosphere and intimacy of a superlative small ship, and it’s here that the industry-leading staff-to-guest ratio and the luxury of space feel most palpable. A Haven-specific team, from butlers to concierges to maître d’s, ensures a five-star experience, while wide open spaces abound for the likes of sunbathing, lounging, or simply enjoying deep thoughts at sea. It’s
no wonder that those who stay in The Haven rarely leave, even at ports of call.
While enhancements and additions are erasing previous megaship stereotypes, some elements remain—just bigger and better. Those include the presence of a sprawling buffet, which is polarizing, to say the least, but it does feature some amazing Indian cuisine and barbecue specialties. There’s also a Vegasesque casino and a theater for nightly entertainment that’s anything but the cheesy cruise ship performances of yore. In fact, a high point of a recent sailing was a Broadway-caliber rendition of Tony Award–nominated Summer: The Donna Summer Musical starring American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke.
With the new Norwegian Prima, NCL brings a futuristic, floating, five-star city to life, branding the ship itself as an oceanfront destination. With a suite in The Haven and a plethora of innovative amenities at one’s disposal, big-ship cruising has never looked so fabulous. (ncl.com/cruise-ship/prima)
The latest in Celebrity’s Edge class series, Celebrity Beyond made her American debut
in November at Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, which she’ll call home half of the year. (The other half she docks in Rome.) Enhancing the original 3D-engineered Celebrity Edge blueprint, the 104,600-ton Beyond is longer and taller than her predecessors, with an additional deck (now totaling 17), 179 more staterooms and suites (for a total of 1,646), and even more wow-factor moments.
The ship’s design stuns thanks to an excess of panoramic glass combined with sleek, personality-heavy spaces that bring the outdoors in. The multilevel Sunset Bar, for example, is a hybrid of an Italian beach club and a sexy Miami rooftop bar, with floor-to-ceiling glass that envelops the main dining area, fostering endless ocean vistas. Nearby, a rooftop garden presents an idyllic expanse for quieter cruise moments, while two double-story, martini-shaped hot tubs flank a sculpture-strewn lap pool. The openair Magic Carpet lounge slides along the edge of the ship, positioned off a different deck daily. And across the staterooms, multi-award-
winning British designer Kelly Hoppen has crafted soothing, nautical-inspired interiors.
Other big names help Beyond live up to her name, too. Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud debuts his ﬁrst restaurant at sea, Le Voyage, serving elevated French cuisine. As Celebrity Cruises’ well-being advisor,
actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow contributes to the wellness programming and product lines found onboard. Finally, Captain Kate McCue, the ﬁrst and only woman to be named captain of a mega cruise ship, has become a star attraction in her own right due to her recent television appearances and newly found Instagram fame.
The ship’s retail component also breaks barriers. Starboard Cruise Services, the leading cruise retailer and part of ultra-luxe LVMH company, has introduced a series of haute
boutiques across the ship. Shop for jewelry, watches, handbags, and accessories at a standalone outpost of Italian luxury brand Bulgari. Pick up handsome Louis Vuitton duffels and Montblanc writing instruments at the ﬁrst men’s lifestyle boutique at sea, Mankind. Or check out new ﬁnds from Stella McCartney and Marni at Sense of Self and snag a vintage handbag at What Goes Around Comes Around.
In total, Celebrity Beyond ticks all the boxes of the next-gen cruise experience we’ve been searching for, inclusive of splashy design, pioneering amenities, stellar retail, and an incredible vibe. (celebritycruises.com/ cruise-ships/celebrity-beyond) «
A Weekend at the Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale
SOUTH FLORIDA’S NEW PINNACLE OF OCEANSIDE LEISURE DELIVERS HIGH DESIGN, GASTRONOMIC EXCELLENCE, AND FUN-IN-THE-SUNBY PAUL RUBIO
Friday afternoon: Check into the 189-key oceanfront property, which was modeled after a luxury ocean liner. Glass-lined balconies give way to soothing interiors by famed London-based firm Tara Bernerd & Partners. The rooms themselves merge Fort Lauderdale’s yachting heritage with mid-century modern panache, underscored by pale linen walls, silver Roman travertine–finished floors, and walnut-trimmed furnishings.
Friday night: Indulge in a culinary adventure at signature restaurant Evelyn’s, where chef Brandon Salomon and his all-star team raise the bar on eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy classics perfected plus contemporary remixes in a seductive, Martin Brudnizki–designed space. Gastronomic highlights include the truffle hummus (laced with black winter truffle, organic mushrooms grown in Loxahatchee, and white truffle oil), the tangy pear and apple fattoush, and the wood-smoked, pomegranate-glazed Ora King salmon skewers.
Saturday morning: Rise and shine for yoga on the Ocean Sun Deck at 7:30 a.m. or try televised meditation through in-room wellness programming. Grab coffee and a fresh croissant at the lobby café, Honey Fitz.
Saturday afternoon: Lounge poolside at
the family or adults-only pool (depending on your company), cozy in a canopy daybed or an ocean-fronting lounger. Look forward to complimentary treats like frosé, mezze cups, and ice-cold, blueberry-scented face towels. Order a Portside Mojito (the traditional spiked with a touch of matcha) and a light lunch of poke bowls, fresh salads, or ceviche.
Saturday night: Dine again at Evelyn’s; as Fort Lauderdale’s hottest table, it’s highly worth a second go-round. However, if desire leads you off property, pop next door to Japanese-Korean restaurant Takato, or take a short walk to Lona Cocina & Tequileria, a concept by celebrated Mexican chef Pablo Salas.
Sunday morning: Relax, feet in the sand, at the dedicated Four Seasons beach area across from the hotel. Request a picnic basket of brunch or lunch items from Honey Fitz to be delivered straight to your beach chair or daybed.
Sunday early afternoon: Cap the weekend with a rejuvenating treatment at the spa. The Signature Ebb & Flow Massage combines sound bowl meditation and a massage of fluid, long-stroke technique mimicking the movement of water. After, linger in the Himalayan salt sauna and the aromatherapy essence steam room, followed by a reawakening in the Vichy shower. (fourseasons. com/fortlauderdale) «
Stop by the spa for the Signature Ebb & Flow Massage, a 90-minute service that includes sound bowl meditation.
Magnificent SEVENBY HOWARD WALKER
It’s time to recalibrate how we think about luxury cars. No longer is it about purring 12-cylinder engines, smooth-shifting 10-speed automatics, and having more leather than a Hermès boutique. All you’ll need is one drive in the 2023 all-electric BMW i7 to know that the luxury automobile rule book has not only been torn up, but it’s been unceremoniously tossed in the dumpster too.
This is the new benchmark in passenger car refinement, ride smoothness, and interior comfort. Did I mention the jaw-dropping 31-inch Theater Screen? At the tap of a button, this mega-monitor folds down out of a recess in the roof lining. It can stream your favorite programs courtesy of Amazon Fire TV connectivity, playing through the car’s 655-watt, 18-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound.
Want a true IMAX experience? Opt for the B&W Diamond system and get 36 speakers, 1,965 watts of power, and integrated seat-back “exciters” that jiggle your spine in time with every cinematic explosion, earthquake, and train wreck. And to really feel like you’re inside a Gulfstream G500 biz jet, check the box for the Executive Lounge package to receive the most complex passenger front seat ever installed in
a vehicle. It slides and tilts like some contouring Transformer, reclining to 42.5 degrees and producing a footrest to support those weary dogs.
This i7 (or i7 xDrive60, to give the car its full title) is the flagship of an improved BMW 7-series lineup that includes a V8-powered 760i and an upcoming plug-in hybrid version. But it’s this new electrified i7 that is going to fire up the imaginations of potential buyers the world over. Much of that will come down to its remarkable electric power train. Using similar hardware that debuted in the iX compact electric SUV, it packs a combined 536 hp and stump-pulling 549 lb-ft of torque from electric motors in the front and rear. This nearly 6,000-pound
leviathan can catapult from standstill to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and it won’t stop accelerating until it hits the electronic limiter at 130 mph.
Tucked away beneath the ﬂoor, the i7’s lithiumion battery provides 101.7 kWh of useable energy. Need to get to grandma’s house in a hurry? The EPA gives the car an ofﬁcial range estimate of 318 miles, though ﬁnd yourself a 195-kW DC fast charger and you should be able to add 80 miles of range in 10 minutes—just long enough to check emails and sip a latte. And BMW is providing owners with three years of unlimited charging sessions at Electrify America stations.
PRICE: FROM $120,295 ENGINE: TWIN ELECTRIC MOTORS POWER: 536 HP TORQUE: 549 LB-FT RANGE: UP TO 318 MILES 0-60: 4.5 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 130 MPH LENGTH/ WIDTH: 212/77 INCHES WEIGHT: 5,917 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE LUXURY IN A LIMOUSINE LIKE THIS HAS NEVER BEEN SO ELECTRIFYING.
But this new i7 isn’t just any straight-line rocket ship; it’s also a remarkable thing to pilot when the road turns curvy. A mix of standard air springs, adjustable dampers at all four corners, and a half-ton battery pack mounted low makes for near perfectly ﬂat cornering. Add to all that gloriously precise steering, leech-like grip from 21-inch rubber ﬁtted to our tester, and brakes that can stop time. For a car that stretches 212 inches bow to stern—the same as a Cadillac Escalade—the i7 is amazingly fun to drive.
Those in the front can ogle the i7’s curved glass display, which sprawls across 27 inches and looks more like a piece of art ﬂoating on
its slender brackets. But regardless of where you sit, the i7 is a spectacular place to spend a journey. And while leather is certainly available, there’s also a gorgeous steely-gray, cashmere-wool fabric you won’t be able to pass up.
With all this style and substance, the new i7 is certainly a deal at $120,295. However, in typical BMW fashion, all those irresistible options jack up the ﬁnal price. Our loaded test car topped out at $156,595. But as arguably the Ultimate Electric Driving Machine, it sets a lofty new standard that others will ﬁnd hard to beat. «
Picture this: You’re Captain Nemo at the controls of your very own submarine, exploring the briny deep, communing with sea monsters, unearthing sunken treasure—and all for the price of a Ferrari.
This fantasy is possible when you get behind the controls of the remarkable new Nemo submersible from Holland’s U-Boat Worx. Offered as either a one- or two-seater, with a dive rating of 330 feet, it’s currently the only private, production-built sub in the world.
Launched, literally, in 2021, the first Nemos sold for more than a million bucks. But with production ramping up, the company has slashed the price of the one-person Nemo to $545,000, and the two-person to $590,000— roughly the cost of a new Ferrari SF90 Stradale with a few options.
“The beauty of the Nemo is that with a little training, anyone can drive one,” says Erik Hasselman, U-Boat Worx’s commercial director. “If you can handle a joystick, you can control it. It’s like scuba diving without getting wet.”
So, who’s buying a Nemo, or at least considering it? According to Hasselman, that would be superyacht owners, who can crane one into the water as they do a tender. But the Nemo also appeals to boatless mortals. In fact, U-Boat Worx has developed a heavy-duty trailer so you can tow your Nemo behind a Range Rover and launch it at any marina boat ramp.
Size wise, the sub is no Red October. It’s just 9 feet long, 7 and a half feet wide, and 5 feet tall. It takes up less space than a couple of Jet Skis. At around 4,600 pounds for the single-seat Nemo 1, U-Boat Worx claims it is the lightest manned submersible ever conceived.
The design is by the company’s in-house team in Breda, Holland, and was inspired by sports cars. Yes, there’s a little bit of new Corvette in there, especially in the side openings. That curvy bodywork (available in 10 col-
MEET NEMO, THE NEW MINI SUB YOU CAN DRIVE YOURSELF
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ors) wraps around a 4-inch-thick acrylic sphere, with access through a top-mounted hatch. Inside, you sit in hip-hugging, diamond-quilted bucket seats that could have been pulled out of a Bentley.
Power comes from a bunch of joystick-controlled electric thrusters juiced by a bank of lithium-ion batteries. At full charge, they can power the Nemo for up to 8 hours at breakneck speeds of around 3 knots. Hey, you’re there for the view, not to water ski.
And for the water-wary, there’s no shortage of fail-safes. Go deeper than 330 feet and the sub will automatically rise to a safer level. Experience a sudden panic attack and there’s a panic button that rushes you back up to the surface.
Of course, there’s no way the builder will let anyone take the controls without some serious instruction. You’ll need to complete an intensive two-week course at the company’s Sub Center on the reef-ringed tropical island of Curaçao, just north of Venezuela. After 20 training dives and lots of lessons on safety, oxygen levels, and not getting wrapped up in seaweed or anchor chains, you’ll walk away with full certiﬁcation.
Even though that $545,000 sticker represents a major price cut, it’s still a lot of green. One arguably more appealing alternative is to buy a Nemo
joint membership. A one-eighth share of a Nemo 2 (based out of Curaçao) will set you back around $80,000 for 41 days of use per year, with annual running costs of about $16,500; that covers all maintenance, insurance, an annual survey, launch and recovery, post-dive cleaning, and storage.
U-Boat Worx started back in 2005 and has so far built more than 60 submersibles of all sizes, with most of the earlier ones going to deepsea exploration organizations, cruise ship operators, and underwater ﬁlm production companies. Its aim is to have 1,000 subs in operation by 2030.
“There’s nothing more liberating or fun than diving into the underwater world in the safety and comfort of your own Nemo,” adds Hasselman.
And unlike with a Ferrari, you probably won’t get a speeding ticket. «
IS A STANLEY CUP IN THE CATS’ CARDS? MATTHEW TKACHUK AND ALEKSANDER BARKOV ARE LEAVING IT ALL ON THE ICE TO BRING HOME HOCKEY’S BIGGEST PRIZE.By KRISTEN DESMOND LEFEVRE Photography by ALEXANDER AGUIAR
It’s 80 degrees and sunny outside FLA Live Arena. But inside, on the ice—where winger Matthew Tkachuk and center Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov are practicing with the rest of their Panthers teammates—it’s a downright frigid 25 degrees. They don’t seem to feel it under their pads, jerseys, helmets, and skates. Watching them run through drills, it’s hard to comprehend how guys so built, wearing such bulky gear, balanced on nearly razor-thin blades of metal are as graceful and nuanced as they are powerful and aggressive.
It can be tricky to tell the players apart in their unmarked practice jerseys (if you squint hard enough you can spot their numbers on the backs of their helmets), but after watching the action with your face pressed against the plexiglass barrier, you start to see the differences. Barkov is all about finesse. He’s what’s known as a “two-way player,” who can rock both the defensive and offensive sides of the game. “I’m always trying to be relied on in any situation we come across,” Barkov says. Tkachuk, on the other hand, is a passion player. “I play a very offensive-minded game,” he says. “I love having a puck. I love making plays. I’m around the net and I can score those gritty types of goals.”
This dynamic duo represents the Panthers’ two biggest superstars on a team that’s a veritable constellation unto itself—and that’s just what the team’s new head coach, Paul Maurice, was looking for in 2022.
Having recently stepped down from a nine-season coaching gig with the Winnipeg Jets, Maurice was taking a break on his sofa and watching some games on television. “At heart, I’m a hockey fan,” he says. “I was no
I JUST REALLY WANT TO BE IN A PLACE THAT HAS THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN. AND FOR ME, THAT’S THIS PLACE.”
longer confined to watching my next opponent, so for the first time in a long time, I got to watch the teams that I thought were fun to watch.”
Maurice says he kept pausing his channel surfing whenever he spotted the Panthers on-screen. “There was lots of speed, lots of skill, lots of great personalities on the team,” he recalls. “It was just exciting as hell.”
When Maurice’s youngest son was accepted into law school at the University of Miami (a mere 40-or-so miles away from the rink in Sunrise), it seemed like a sign. And when Bill Zito, the Panthers’ general manager, invited Maurice to interview for the team’s head coaching position, the universe turned up the heat—literally—under the South Florida sun. “I wasn’t necessarily coming down to get the job,” he admits. “But a couple of hours into the first interview, I found myself thinking, ‘I want to work here. I want to work for this guy. I want to work for this group.’” Maurice accepted Zito’s job offer and was announced as the Panthers’ head coach in June 2022.
For Tkachuk, moving from the Calgary Flames (where he was drafted in 2016) to the Florida Panthers in July of last year wasn’t that same
type of kismet; instead, it was purpose-driven. “This team is so competitive and has been for the last few years,” he says. “I just wanted to be a part of that kind of winning team.”
And off the ice? “It’s pretty easy to tell that this is the greatest place to live and to play hockey,” Tkachuk says. “I bought a place in Fort Lauderdale on the water, like a day after I got traded.” (He has yet to purchase what seems to be the de facto status symbol for pro athletes—a high-end sports car—but he has acquired a pair of Jet Skis and what he calls “a mack daddy golf cart.”)
His burgeoning collection of South Florida–approved toys isn’t the only thing that bodes well for Tkachuk sticking around: His eight-year, $76-million contract with the Panthers means he’s here for the long haul. “I just really want to be in a place that has the best chance to win,” he says. “And for me, that’s this place.”
“There just aren’t men like [Tkachuk] left in the NHL,” Maurice says. “His skills are incredible, but he also plays with this edge, this kind of raw energy—with a passion and a sort of fire. A combination of
two things—grit and skill—you just don’t see that very much anymore. We’re lucky to have him here.”
Tkachuk says that from the coaches to the trainers to the support staff and beyond, playing for the Panthers is like being a part of a big hockey family. It’s a familiar feeling: His own family tree is blooming with hockey talent, including his dad (NHL Hall-of-Famer Keith Tkachuk), his kid brother (Brady Tkachuk, who plays for the Ottawa Senators), and a handful of cousins and second cousins who have played or coached the sport professionally. Even his sister takes part, albeit via field hockey. (“Close enough, right?” Tkachuk jokes.)
“It was a hockey household,” he recalls. “I grew up around the game, going to the rink with my dad whenever I could. I knew at a really early age it was something I wanted to be a part of for my whole life.”
That family connection forged an early bond between Tkachuk and Barkov, himself a product of a hockey household; his father played professional hockey in Russia, Italy, and Finland. “My childhood was full of hockey, like Matthew’s” Barkov says.
Unlike Maurice and Tkachuk who joined the team this past summer, Barkov has been a Panther for nearly a decade now, having been selected as a 2013 first-round draft pick. He was named team captain in 2018—an honor that “is pretty much everything to me,” he says. In June 2021, he won the coveted Selke Trophy, which is presented to hockey’s best two-way player. In October 2021, the Panthers made
sure Barkov remains roster-ready for the foreseeable future with an eight-year, $80-million contract extension.
Despite the accolades, Maurice says Barkov remains incredibly humble. “There’s a term that some athletes ‘big league’ the game, meaning they see themselves as bigger than the game,” he explains. “But [Barkov] doesn’t think he’s bigger than anybody in any room. If you’ve got kids who are asking you to buy them a Panthers jersey, you’d be proud to have them wear one with the name Barkov on the back.”
And in terms of skills, Barkov has them in spades. “There isn’t anything on the ice that he won’t do or that he thinks he’s above,” Maurice says. “He’s going to block shots. He’s going to be the hardest working guy in practice. He’s going to be one of the most fit guys when it comes to camp. He doesn’t cheat the game. He doesn’t cheat his teammates or linemates.”
Speaking of linemates, Barkov and Tkachuk didn’t start out the season skating on the same line (that’s a hockey term for a group of forwards who play together during a game). “When you put your two stars on different lines, it forces the other team to spread their resources out,” Maurice says of his initial decision to play the duo separately.
But as the season progressed, plans changed. Barkov and Tkachuk took the ice together with teammate Carter Verhaeghe against the Ottawa Senators in October. “It was dynamic,” Maurice recalls. “They had something like 35 shot attacks. That’s what some teams get in a night.”
WE’RE NOT THINKING TOO MUCH AHEAD. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE’RE BUILDING OUR GAME AND OUR IDENTITY TOWARD THAT BIG GOAL.”—AleksAnder BArkov
As for whether the Barkov-Tkachuk line will hold throughout the season? Maurice exhorts fans to wait and see. “I might look at splitting them up on the road,” he says. “But at home, it can be a real advantage.”
But will it be enough of an advantage to win the ultimate hockey prize, Lord Stanley’s famous silver cup?
It seemed within reach last year: The Panthers won the 2022 Atlantic Division Championship and the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL’s best regular season team. They were part of the postseason, too, winning their first playoff series since 1996, defeating the Washington Capitals in six games during the opening round. But the second round came with a sting, when they were swept out of the semifinals by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Barkov doesn’t focus on last year’s negatives. “It was a good start,” he says. “But that was just the beginning.”
So what’s it going to take this year, given Barkov’s returning talents and Tkachuk’s new weaponry?
Maurice says the old adage of “taking one game at a time” is a fine strategy—with a caveat. “Each game, you have to learn something to take into the next game. And when you get to the playoffs, you have built a
BY THE TIME WE HIT THE PLAYOFFS, WE ALL UNDERSTAND EXACTLY THE STYLE OF GAME THAT WE WANT TO PLAY.”
—CoaCh Paul MauriCe
cemented belief in who you are as a team and the way you’re going to play. That’s what the regular season is for. By the time we hit the playoffs, we all understand exactly the style of game that we want to play—and we’re playing it to the best of our abilities.”
Even with his superstar status, Tkachuk knows that nothing is a given. “It’s hard to make the playoffs in this sport,” he admits. “Half the teams do, and half the teams don’t. We’re trying to be in the half that does. Once we get there, we’ll see what happens.”
Barkov agrees. “We’re not thinking too much ahead. But at the same time, we’re building our game and identity toward that big goal.”
To Maurice’s way of thinking, Barkov is just the guy to lead the Panthers to that goal. “He simply wants to win hockey games,” Maurice says. “He’s one of those guys who might be more than happy if everybody else on the team got a point. He’ll just be happy that we win and that he feels he did the right thing on the ice. He’s the kind of guy who’s always looking to fill everyone’s cups.” «
FIVE FIERCE FEMALES SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE MAGIC CITYBY JESS SWANSON
Dancing to Her Own Beat SIUDY
Siudy Garrido considers herself a musician, even if she doesn’t play guitar, piano, nor any other traditional musical instrument. Instead, Garrido—one of the world’s most renowned flamenco dancers— has her two feet, which is all she needs.
It seems the Latin Recording Academy agrees. In September, Garrido’s album, Bailaora: Mis Pies Son Mi Voz (Dancer: My Feet Are My Voice), was nominated for two Latin Grammys, putting her heeled soles among the ranks of superstar Latin singer-songwriters such as Rosalía and Romeo Santos, who were also nominated for best long-form music video last year. (Garrido’s second nomination is for best recording package.)
“Normally, dancers dance to the music, but in my case, I participate in the composition from the first note,” Garrido says. “My voice extends past my vocal cords. Many times, the composition process begins in my feet, and other times my feet are the percussion instrument for the music.”
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Garrido credits her flamenco dancer mother as her greatest influence. It was at her mother’s school where she learned to dance, performing on stage for the first time at the age of 5. As a 9-year-old, Garrido performed with flamenco virtuoso Joaquín Cortes. At 17, she was the main dancer of venerated flamenco dancer Antonio Canales’ company. She has collaborated with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, as well as Juan Manuel Fernández (aka Farruquito), the son of a flamenco dancer and a flamenco singer. She’s appeared in music videos for Marc Anthony and the Mexican band Maná. Most recently, Garrido performed on stage with Alejandro Sanz at his concert in Miami.
“My style is very personal,” she notes. “I grew up with a Latin influence and [other] influences from contemporary dance, jazz, and tropical music.”
Garrido made her Magic City debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center in 2012, initiating a now years-long relationship that has resulted in seven productions enjoyed by more than 10,000 guests. In 2015, Garrido moved the headquarters of the nonprofit Siudy Garrido Flamenco Company to Miami, where she says the community has embraced her unique style of dance. From her North Miami studio, she also offers lessons to all ages and experience levels.
Though the United States isn’t particularly known for its flamenco, Garrido hopes to change that. “I have witnessed the growth of the art of flamenco in this city, and it’s continuing to grow by leaps and bounds,” she says.
For Garrido, that growth is integral to her well-being. “For me, flamenco is my life—it’s like breathing. If I’m not dancing flamenco, it’s like I’m not breathing.” (siudy flamenco.org)KIKE SAN MARTIN
As Design Miami’s vice president of fairs, Grela Orihuela is charged with shaping one of the most innovative design companies in the world and its annual fairs in Miami and Basel, Switzerland. But she’ll be the first to admit that she took the scenic route professionally: She worked in fashion, film, Spanish-language broadcasting, and the production of large-scale global corporate events before carving her niche curating art and design shows, creating documentary films about artists, and directing international art fairs.
“It really is the culmination of everything that I’ve done,” she says. “One thing leads to the next. If you look closely, you’ll find all the dots are connected in such a nice way—because we’re all connected.”
Orihuela was born in Cuba, raised in New York, attended New York University’s film school, traveled the globe for work (including stints in Paris, Hawaii, and Mexico), and eventually settled in Miami full-time with her husband in 1997. Back then, Miami’s art scene was still in its infancy, but Orihuela could sense that it was organic and growing. Every weekend, she would attend art-related events. She began meeting local artists, curators, and museum directors and building a small collection.
“Miami was in that moment [when] the artists were all so free and they would just do such beautiful things,” she recalls. “The art community here was so welcoming and generous of spirit, and we became part of that
Orihuela’s passion for film, art, and events drives her career. In 2012, she was appointed the director and curator for Art Miami and Art Wynwood. After stepping down in 2018, she founded 1meter50, an arts consultancy for developing art fairs, special events, exhibitions, private collections, and multimedia installations. She has curated exhibitions for NADA Miami Beach, Locust Projects, Fountain Art Fair, and Pulse.
“Having never done an art fair, but having done events, you understand it’s all the same principles: You still need to build something, you still need to put lighting in,” Orihuela explains. “But now, since it was an art fair, all the collaborators were gallerists and artists, so I was in heaven.”
Orihuela credits her success to her drive to collaborate with others in the community and follow the thrilling and unknown path where those connections might lead. As the co-producer of Wet Heat Project, she has created short-form and featurelength documentary films about artists and art professionals that have screened at film festivals, on public television, and at museums, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. In 2020, she launched Place Project, a series of nomadic, sitespecific pop-up art and design experiences across the country.
“If you leave yourself open to explore everything and don’t pigeonhole yourself in a box,” Orihuela advises, “things happen.”
If you look closely, you’ll find all the dots are connected in such a nice way—because we’re all connected.”
Telling it Like it Is MONICA RICHARDSON
Monica Richardson has wanted to be a journalist ever since she started a newspaper at her Virginia middle school. Becoming the first Black executive editor in the Miami Herald’s 117-year history wasn’t necessarily in her plans, but it’s the culmination of a 30-year career at prestigious newsrooms across the country.
“This is a childhood dream, and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else,” she says. “I never aspired to be an executive editor. I just aspired to be a great journalist.”
Richardson moved to Miami in January 2021. She now leads the journalists at the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald with the same succinct ethos behind her own bylines—“to produce quality journalism”—even if her strategy is constantly adapting with newsletters, podcasts, polls, TikToks, and other interactive elements to supplement the traditional print paper.
“When I started my career, there was no social media,” she says. “It’s different but also a great opportunity. The institution of the work that we do has had to change with the times. We aren’t going anywhere. We just have to make the changes to meet people wherever they are, and meet our audiences and readers in different ways.”
That’s not to say that Richardson’s career has come without challenges. She resents the notion that she was simply hired because of her race or gender.
“I have skills,” she says, shaking her head. “Nothing has been given to me. I’ve worked really hard to get to this point. That I represented things that some people thought were not possible is a huge responsibility—but it’s not a burden.”
Misinformation campaigns and harassment have affected journalists across the country, but when Richardson received a racist email that also called her a misogynistic slur, she didn’t delete it. Instead, she penned a thoughtful response and published it in the paper.
“I get emails like that all the time. It’s nothing new. As journalists, it’s part of the job. But I think it’s okay for leaders in newsrooms to be authoritative. I had a responsibility to say, ‘You’re not going to speak about our people in that way.’”
The experience hasn’t soured her opinion of Miami, which she enjoys exploring with her 10-year-old daughter. As a single mom, she values their quality time, whether it’s spent wide-eyed at the Frost Science Museum, driving down to Key West, or playing board games and watching movies during Friday night sleepovers at home.
“I’m always on. I’m either at an event or I’m engaged in the journalism that we do. But she doesn’t care about that,” Richardson says, referring to her daughter. “She just wants time with mom, and a lot of my fun time is spent just being a mom.”
I’ve worked really hard to get to this point. That I represented things that some people thought were not possible is a huge responsibility— but it’s not a burden.”
Keeping the Beat Alive LEILA COBO
Long before Leila Cobo began interviewing Latin musicians, she wanted to be one. She grew up in a “musical family” in Cali, Colombia, and started lessons at a young age. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Javeriana University in Bogotá, she moved to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned a second degree in piano performance.
“I was dying to go to New York and study piano—that was my big dream,” Cobo says. “I think I’m a really good pianist. I think I’m a really good performer. But I’m not going to be the best. Now that I cover musicians all day long, I don’t think I had that driving passion that I see in some of these really successful artists.”
But Cobo did find a “driving passion” in covering Latin music. After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, she worked for the Los Angeles Times, where she wrote her first music review of an Eddie Palmieri Latin jazz album. In 1998, Cobo and her husband, pianist Arthur Hanlon, moved to Miami after Cobo was hired as the Miami Herald’s pop music critic.
“I wrote about all kinds of music— music that I knew nothing about,” Cobo says. “I remember my first rap show. I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I know nothing about this!’ It was an education, but it was fun.”
In 2001, Cobo began working
for the top music-industry magazine
Billboard as its Latin bureau chief. More than two decades later, she is the publication’s chief content officer of Latin/Español, a promotion that she credits to her decades-long persistence in giving Latin music and musicians the coverage she knew they deserved.
“I thought it was super important to cover the music in English so that people who didn’t speak Spanish and didn’t know anything about the music would learn about it,” she says. “We were the only ones covering Latin music every single week. It was me alone back then, but we were writing about Latin music every day of the year.”
Now, Cobo works with a staff of four writers and a social media/SEO specialist. She has interviewed scores of Latin music’s top artists, including Maluma, Karol G, Ricardo Arjona, Bad Bunny, and Ricky Martin. After “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a record 16 weeks in 2017, Cobo was heralded for her foresight about the potential of the Latin music industry in America.
“Miami has been key to what I’ve been able to do. Had I stayed in Los Angeles, the trajectory would’ve been very different. In Miami, Latins have power. They have clout. They’re successful on many levels and in many realms. In L.A., that still isn’t the case, and if you’re Latin, I find, there’s still resistance to that. Not even New York would’ve allowed me to grow as Miami did.”
In Miami, Latins have power. They have clout. They’re successful on many levels and in many realms.”
Playing with Fire DAYANNY DE LA CRUZ
It’s 2023, and executive chef Dayanny De La Cruz still can’t believe she’s trailblazing into positions that have yet to be held by women. It started when she led the food and beverage program at Hard Rock Stadium as 60,000 guests attended Super Bowl LIV in 2020; she was the first female head chef in the NFL’s history to do so. Then, when Formula One came to Miami in 2022, she became the first woman to lead the culinary program for that sporting event, too.
“I was super honored to be the first woman to do this and hold that torch, but it’s crazy that we’re still talking about firsts,” says De La Cruz. “Sometimes we’re made to believe that because we’re Latinos, having an accent, or being a woman is something that should work against you. But I think it’s completely the opposite: Diversity is what makes us strong.”
De La Cruz learned how to cook from her grandmother in the Dominican Republic, and she continued her education at Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I walked into my first class and fell in love with my pots and pans,” she says. “I found my center.”
Upon graduating, De La Cruz worked at major sporting events, including the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the Kentucky Derby, and the NBA All-Star Games. In 2013, she became an executive sous chef for the Miami Heat, a move she credits with reconnecting her to Latin culture.
“Our roots don’t disappear, but they can be transformed a little bit,”
De La Cruz says. “Coming to Miami for me was like finding and growing these roots again: the roots of who I am as a person, as a chef, and connecting with the essence of who I am as a Dominican, Latina woman.”
In 2017, she became the executive chef at Hard Rock Stadium, tasked with overseeing the menus for the in-stadium suites, concession stands, and on-site restaurants. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2020, De La Cruz prepared a menu that celebrated Miami’s multiculturalism, with Cubano sausage, ceviche, empanadas, and seafood paella.
“My diversity, my accent, my flavors are what make me unique—it’s not a curse but a blessing. There’s always going to be somebody who feels you don’t belong. But I don’t believe in people and places telling me that I don’t belong.”
De La Cruz is proud of her work mentoring small woman-owned restaurants and leading Hard Rock Stadium to become one of the most sustainable venues in the country. (The stadium has phased out nearly all single-use plastics, has an aggressive composting program, and sources many ingredients from local farms.) But, at the end of the day, the single mom of two relishes coming home and spending time with her children—and she isn’t above eating leftovers.
“It’s about the quality of the time, not the quantity,” she says. “I’m still Mom, and I still make rice and beans and chicken and put them in the fridge.” «
There’s always going to be somebody who feels you don’t belong. But I don’t believe in people and places telling me that I don’t belong.”
TRAVEL THROUGH THE LENS OF PHOTOGRAPHER MANNY HERNANDEZ, WHOSE ICONIC CANDIDS CHRONICLE THE MAGIC CITY’S POP CULTURE NDSCAPE OF THE 1990SBY MELISSA PUPPO Antonio Banderas, 1995 Sandra Bernhard, 1994 Grace Jones, 2000 Tito Puente, 1998 Mariah Carey, 1999 Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz, 1997 Prince, 1994 Robin Williams, 1995 Gloria Trevi, 1992 Gianni Versace, 1994
Rollerbladers on a packed Ocean Drive, an explosion of luxe fashion statements, a party-hearty culture, and a veritable who’s who at legendary hangouts like The Forge—it’s a memory montage of Miami Beach in the ’90s. And there to capture the city’s hedonistic spirit was Manny Hernandez, known to many as “Manny of Miami.”
Born and raised in Wynwood (though he admits it was a much different vibe back then), Hernandez DJed and dabbled in production and broadcast after graduating from Miami Dade College. He got his footing in photography in the early ’90s, spending much of his career chronicling the Magic City via prints on ﬁlm, all of which are now ﬁled away in boxes. Locally, his photos appeared in a weekly column in the Miami Herald and on the pages of Ocean Drive. Friends in New York and around the United States often called on him to shoot events for publications—and others soon followed.
“That’s where the concept comes from,” Hernandez explains of his brand. “People would call me up and say, ‘Hey, are you Manny from Miami?’”
Everywhere there was a party, you could bet Hernandez was in attendance, camera in hand. “I’ve been able to establish my own kind of circuit of things that I do every year,” he says. Getty Images now syndicates his photos, and a wealth of other outlets request shots from the events he shoots in South Florida and around the world.Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs, 2000 RuPaul, 1994 Nicole and Eddie Murphy, 1998 Cher and Richard Branson, 1997 Mark Wahlberg, 1992 Erik Estrada, 1997 The Bee Gees, 1995 Celia Cruz, 1995 Halle Berry, 1993
“People keep calling,” he says. “I don’t take it for granted. I just go from one thing to the next. I’m still doing stuff every night.”
Some of Hernandez’s most memorable Miami encounters include Hugh Hefner, Buzz Aldrin, and Mikhail Gorbachev. “I don’t get really starstruck until later when I start telling people, ‘Oh yeah, I had this thing with Shaquille O’Neal,’ or ‘I did this thing with that person.’ I’ve met so many interesting people throughout my career.”
His favorite moments appeared in his book, Candids Miami, a collection of images from the city’s ’90s celebrity scene shot on 35mm, negative ﬁlm. Flip through candid photos of icons and iconic moments like Gianni Versace outside his Miami Beach home, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira early in their careers, and Robin Williams on the set of The Birdcage
Hernandez’s next book, Candids Miami 2, debuts in February, showcasing more tucked-away moments from a bygone Miami. “The stuff I put in my book are winners: Grammy winners, Oscar winners, Emmy winners, etc., [who] are still in the business,” he says. “These pictures were taken in the ’90s. Anybody who had a name back then and you can still say their name now and it’s relevant, that’s a star to me.”
Though he still enjoys the photog life, Hernandez says he’d like to teach what he knows to the next generation. “I want to go into everything I’ve learned. Not necessarily just the photography part, but how you do it. You can have a successful career in photography, but you don’t have to shoot food to make money. I’d like to have some type of master class where I can share a lot of info to help and inspire.” (wynwoodbooks.com)
and inspire.” (wynwoodbooks.com)
ANYBODY WHO HAD A NAME BACK THEN AND YOU CAN STILL SAY THEIR NAME NOW AND IT’S RELEVANT, THAT’S A STAR TO ME.”
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Contemporary art, elevated Italian cuisine, and tropical elegance unite at Sofia, the new superstar of the Palm Court in the Miami Design District. The restaurant oozes Italian excellence by design: A portrait of icon Sophia Loren anchors the main bar, custom Barovier & Toso Murano-glass chandeliers illuminate the dining room, and eye-catching works by Marco Grassi grace the walls. Meanwhile, Miami’s whimsical vibrancy manifests through a playful flamingo-pink color palette, exercised across multiple indoor and outdoor spaces.
The menu promises Italian classics perfected, plus some chef-driven spins and lighter selections favored by Miami’s bikini-conscious crowd. For a multicourse affair, consider starting with the tonno (raw ahi tuna, basil, bergamot aioli, cape gooseberry, celery) from the crudos, followed by the stracciatella (burrata and blistered tomatoes) from the antipasti, then moving on to either the black-truffleheavy cacio e pepe, succulent branzino, or a heftier ribeye with pistachio salsa verde and Calabrian chili pepper. Linger over mixology-forward cocktails and DJ-led vibes, feasting on the endless eye candy that gravitates to this ultra-glam trendsetter. (sofiamiamidd.com) –Paul Rubio
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SOME OF THE WORLD’S RAREST AND PRICIEST SPIRITS MAKE THEIR GLOBAL DEBUTS IN MIAMIBY PAUL RUBIO
Whiskey and rum aficionados, rejoice: Some of the world’s most exclusive bottles were revealed during Miami launch parties in late 2022 and are available online and behind the bar at select Miami establishments—until the highly limited productions sell out, that is. Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky launched its Time Re:Imagined collection, an exalted range of 30-year-old, 40-year-old, and 50-year-old whiskies, with an extravagant penthouse affair at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside. Meanwhile, fifth-generation maestra ronera (or “rum master”) Jassil Villanueva Quintana unveiled her family’s most elevated rum in their 134-year history, the $2,800 Andrés Brugal, over a lavish dinner at Klaw restaurant in Edgewater. Here, we spotlight the taste and buzz behind these next-level, limited-edition, ultra-premium spirits.
Born between 1966 and 1968 in three American Oak refill casks, all aged in the same warehouse and then united, Glenfiddich’s most prestigious single-malt whisky to date is an ambush of the senses, with aromas of sweet clementine and muscovado sugar and profound, lingering notes of smooth oak and sun-dried vanilla. The 50-year-old, goldcolored expression is housed in a three-sided, handblown, bespoke decanter, designed by noted computational architect Manuel Jiménez García. With just 220 decanters in existence, this coveted whisky commands a price tag of $50,000. However, if you’re simply seeking a 2-ounce pour (dram) for $9,999, visit the Champagne Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, one of three establishments in the United States to carry the liquid gold behind the bar. (glenfiddich.com)
Since 1888, award-winning premium rum producer Brugal has been bottling some of the Dominican Republic’s best aged rums. In October 2022, the brand introduced its most premium expression yet: Andrés Brugal, paying homage to the company’s founder and his spirit of exploration and liquid artistry. “This limitededition bottling is a journey that started over a century ago,” says Jassil Villanueva Quintana. “Andrés Brugal combines special single-cask family reserves and our signature double-aging technique to tell a dual story of my family’s legacy of rum making as well as my own as maestra ronera.” The rum hits the palate as an enlivening combination of oak, vanilla bean, and sweet caramel flan, finishing with warming woody spices. A total of 460 bottles were produced worldwide, but only 50 are for sale in the United States. (brugal-rum.com)
GLENFIDDICH 40-YEAR-OLD AND 30-YEAR-OLD
To complete the Time Re:Imagined collection, the malt masters of the world’s most awarded single-malt Scotch whisky also released expressions at maturities of 40 and 30 years old. The dark mahogany Glenfiddich 40-Year-Old ($4,600) stimulates the nose and palate with impressions of dried fruits and dark chocolate, while the rich bronze Glenfiddich 30-YearOld ($1,299) first excites through woody flavors interlaced with delicate floral accents that segue into a long-lasting, honeyed finish. (glenfiddich.com)
Just BEET It
Start the New Year off right—and in high style—with this tasty and healthy seasonal beets recipe courtesy of chef Alain Verzeroli of The Bastion Collection and Design District favorite Le Jardinier Miami (lejardinier-miami.com) –P.R.
4-6 small to medium fresh beets
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
3 tbsp. olive oil (divided)
2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. sherry vinegar (divided)
1 small branch of rosemary
1 cup labneh (homemade or store-bought)
Pinch of chili ﬂakes
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
6 orange segments
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
Wash the beets (skin on), season them with 1 tbsp. olive oil, a pinch of salt on all sides, and sugar. On a large piece of aluminum foil, place the seasoned beets, add 1 tbsp. sherry vinegar to cover the beets, and top with the small branch of rosemary in the center. Wrap the beets in the foil and place them on a baking tray covered with salt (to stabilize them). Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the blade of a knife can easily pass through them (15-20 minutes). Allow the beets to cool to room temperature, remove the aluminum foil, peel the beets, and cut into slices. Place slices in a bowl and season with 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. sherry vinegar, and salt and black pepper to taste. Take some labneh and spread it onto a large plate. Season with remaining olive oil, a little salt, and chili ﬂakes. Add the beets on top and garnish with chopped pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and orange segments. Finish with grated lemon zest.
Into the WILD
Chotto Matte ’s address might read Miami Beach, but be prepared to enter the depths of the Peruvian rainforest for a truly unique experience. Exotic beats, lush surroundings, and an otherworldly vibe (complete with drummers) set the scene for the global Nikkei dining destination’s new immersive Jungle Brunch, available on Sundays. Take a walk on the wild side by opting for the unlimited drink package, complete with freeflowing Veuve Clicquot Brut and a bounty of jungle-inspired tipples like the Morning Bird, made with Bacardí Añejo Cuatro, Aperol, pineapple, shrub, and lime. From there, choose between two sharing-style menus (one is exlusively designed for vegetarians) with items such as oak-smoked salmon tostadas topped with guacamole, lime,
and cilantro; Argentinian red shrimp marinaded in a spicy coconut curry and cooked on the robata grill; bao shiitake tempura; and spicy chicken karaage made with a Nikkei rub, gochujang, lime, and jalapeño. All of this is paired with avant-garde design elements, making this brunch unlike any other in Miami. Even better? A portion of all Jungle Brunch sales benefit the South Florida Wildlife Center, which protects wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, and education. (chotto-matte.com) –Melissa Puppo
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF) returns February 23-26. The 2023 edition promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more than 90 events throughout Dade and Broward counties. Look forward to annual happenings like the Burger Bash hosted by Emeril Lagasse, Tacos & Tequila hosted by Danny Trejo, and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Live hosted by Guy Fieri, plus a dozen-ish newcomers, including these three standouts. (sobewff.org) –P.R.
When: Saturday, February 25, 4 to 7 p.m.
Buzz: James Beard Award–winning chef, author, and TV personality JJ Johnson will cast a spotlight on Black culinary excellence—past and present—at his walkaround event at 1 Hotel South Beach, showcasing the timeless flavors of African American cuisine through eclectic plates and drinks.
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When: Saturday, February 25, 9 p.m. to midnight
Buzz: Run DMC front man DJ Rev Run will host a musicfueled, late-night eating extravaganza at Wynwood outdoor market Smorgasburg, featuring more than 60 local and national vendors serving unlimited food and drink.
When: Sunday, February 26, 3 to 7 p.m.
Buzz: James Beard Award–winning chef Marcus Samuelsson will lead an afternoon of jazz and Black gastronomic delights by local Overtown chefs at Red Rooster Overtown.
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CHEERS TO THE NEW YEAR WITH A LOW-PROOF SOUR BURSTING WITH VEGGIESBY JULES ARON
With a long week (month?) of holiday indulgence behind you, it’s time to kick off 2023 with a celebratory sip you can feel good about. Whether you plan on partaking in Dry January or prefer a mindful ethos all year long, you’ll love this green drink for a cleansing cocktail hour, with or without spirits. The Smoky Stalker uses Lillet Blanc and mezcal as its base, with the complementary vegetal notes of fresh market greens for a synergistic ﬂ avor proﬁ le.
The Smoky Stalker Ingredients (serves 2) 2 celery stalks, washed, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 Persian cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices 1 thin slice of serrano pepper, deseeded 1 small bunch cilantro, washed and chopped 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice 1 oz. simple syrup 1 1/2 oz. Ilegal Mezcal 4 oz. Lillet Blanc 1 cup ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until well blended. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and enjoy with extra lime wedges and an optional salt rim.
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With their sons off to college and more work commitments in Miami-Dade, Brett Sugerman and Giselle Loor Sugerman, the husband-and-wife team behind B+G Design, made the move from their Fort Lauderdale home to a condo in Miami’s Ten Museum Park. “It made sense for us to be in Miami,” says Brett. “Our business is gravitating here and all the action happens here. Plus, our strategic location grants us access to the city’s hot spots, including the Miami Design District, where we opened our new office.”
Their 1,802-square-foot abode takes a pared down approach, with a mix of sculptural furnishings in matte black, white, and neutral tones.
“Scaling down from a single-family home requires expert space planning, which is our specialty,” says Giselle. “An apartment can live and feel as big as a traditional home. You must plan and prioritize every inch of real estate, but it is achievable.”
Apart from the shell of the staircase, they gutted the original apartment and remodeled every inch. They landed at a polished, contemporary vibe by incorporating textured fabrics, lustrous marble, Parisian-style moldings, and decorative accents that speak to their overall intent. The end result balances functional minimalism with their personal taste.
“Our favorite memories [from] creating this new space [were] getting to plan it together,” says Giselle. “We design as partners, but designing together for ourselves as husband and wife is even more rewarding.” (bandgdesign.com) –Jeanne De Lathouder
PICK A COLOR SCHEME
IT’S ALWAYS BEST TO BEGIN WITH SELECTING THE COLOR SCHEME TO USE, AND I SUGGEST A LIGHT, NEUTRAL PAINT COLOR FOR THE WALLS. ANYTHING FROM WARM WHITE, TO GREIGE, AND EVEN SOFT BEIGE. THIS WAY, YOU CAN EASILY UPDATE THE SPACE OVER TIME AND JUST CHANGE OUT THE MAIN COLOR SCHEME WITH THE BEDDING, ART, AND ACCESSORIES. THEN, PICK AN ACCENT COLOR. GREEN HAS BEEN ONE OF THE HOTTEST CURRENT COLOR TRENDS— FROM SOFT SAGES TO MORE SATURATED HUES. BLUES ARE ALSO AN EVER-POPULAR AND TIMELESS CHOICE. IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING WITH SELECTING THE COLOR THEME FOR YOUR GUEST ROOM, TRY STARTING WITH A DUVET COVER, A WALLPAPER SAMPLE, OR AN ACCENT PILLOW THAT YOU LIKE. PULL COLORS FROM THERE TO CREATE A COHESIVE COLOR SCHEME.BY DESIGN GUEST WHAT?
TRY THESE SIMPLE BUT OH-SO-CHIC DESIGN TIPS TO CREATE A LUXE SPACE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR GUESTS FEEL AT HOMEBY ALENA CAPRA
Winter in South Florida is the best time of the year—and it usually means we need to start preparing for a steady stream of guests. This is definitely not our off-season, so it’s wise to get that guest room ready. Here are some of my favorite tips for things you can do to spruce up this space and evoke the feel of a luxury hotel room. (alenacapradesigns.com)
LAYER IN LUXURY
Adding those hotel-like touches in a guest room is something every guest will appreciate. If the room can handle a small desk, it’s a great furniture piece to have. It also gives you flexibility for the guest room to double as a home office when you need it. Set the desk with a small valet tray, a notepad and pen, and even a makeup mirror. Since we all need to stay connected, having the Wi-Fi code handy is a good idea too—you can even put it in a picture frame on the desk or a nightstand.
Add an ACCENT WALL
A great way to add a luxe touch to the room is with wallpaper. Adding that one accent wall behind a bed is the best way to do it. It’s also an opportunity to bring in some pattern, texture, or a pop of color. If you’re not ready to commit to wallpaper but want to try it, there are many removable wallpaper options that you can even easily install yourself. Wallpaper gives the biggest bang for the buck in any room, and the options are endless. To play it safe, subtle textured paper is a good way to go (think: grasscloth or soft, linear textures). To amp up the style, consider a pattern. A guest room is a place to do something a little different, since it is outside of the everyday spaces in your home.
With a shape and rustic accents reminiscent of nineteenth-century bucolic France, Quorum International’s La Maison chandelier in Manchester Gray ($572) sings an enchanting country tune. Capitol Lighting, Fort Lauderdale (capitollighting.com)
WITH A FLOURISH
An ornate, textured frame and decorative ﬂourishes make Howard Elliott’s glossy white Veruca mirror ($420) anything but a wallﬂower. Beautiful Things Lighting & Accessories, Coral Springs (beautifulthingslighting.com)
EMBRACE THE JOIE DE VIVRE OF FRENCH COUNTRY LIVING WITH DECOR THAT EXUDES RUSTIC ELEGANCEBY LIZA GRANT SMITH
FARM TO TABLE
Transport your senses to sundrenched Provence with Voluspa’s French cade and lavender candle ($32). Anthropologie locations (anthropologie.com)
Stylish yet practical, Hooker Furniture’s Madera bed bench ($1,317) features a scalloped apron and bronze nailhead trim. Baer’s Furniture locations (baers.com)
Cordelia de Castellane shares her inspirations and tips for graceful French living and yearround entertaining in Rizzoli’s Life in a French Country House: Entertaining for All Seasons ($55). Barnes & Noble locations (barnesand noble.com)
PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE
Platinum buds and branches add a reﬁned feel to the rural subject matter of the Limoges dinner plates ($98 each) from Bernardaud Violeta’s Home Design, Coral Gables, Miami (violetashomedesign.com)
Josh Fein and Jenny Zalkin of Fein Zalkin Interiors brought France to South Florida in this extravagant residence. “We took on the challenge of creating a French country look for this 17,000-square-foot home, done in collaboration with architect Jeﬀrey Dungan,” says Zalkin.
“While most people interpret traditional with heavy fabrics and dark colors, we took a diﬀerent approach for the South Florida climate, using all natural ﬁbers and natural colors. The space features light French limestone with Venetian plaster texture, and the ﬁreplace is lined with Fireclay tile and features Jerry Pair ﬁreplace accessories.”
COMFORT AND JOY Snuggle up under this heavy knit linen throw ($230) by Pom Pom at Home for just the right amount of warmth and serenity. Alicia Weaver Design, Fort Lauderdale (aliciaweaver design.com)
SHOW AND TELL
The nine adjustable and illuminated glass shelves in Hickory White’s display piece (begins at $15,885)
oﬀer abundant space, while the frame and details tell of a historical French style that continues to delight. Judith Norman, Hollywood (judithnorman.com)KRIS TAMBERELLO
SWEAT IT OUT
ARE A HOT TOPIC IN CONTEMPORARY HOME DESIGNBY LIZA GRANT SMITH
Traditionally, saunas have been relegated to basements or unused corners of a home or backyard. Today’s custom saunas, however, are taking center stage. What’s changed? Just about everything.
“Saunas have now become not only a health and performance room but also a fashion statement,” says Peter Santolalla, project manager at Boca Raton–based Saunas & Steam Rooms by Design. “We normally convert cabana bathrooms, closets, tub areas, toilet rooms, etc. into beautiful rooms that change the look of the area into private spas.”
Santolalla credits some of the increase in sauna demand to technology that allows firms like his to cre ate 3D designs of a customized room and make any necessary changes before construction. Technology is also to thank for the popular trend of hybrid sauna rooms. Whereas people once had to choose between a traditional Finnish sauna (that harnesses the power of dry heat) and infrared saunas (that use infrared lamps to warm the body), today the two can be installed in the same room and used together or separately.
A wealth of cool options certainly helps with the allure of in-home saunas. While Santo lalla prefers the look and smell of cedar (traditional for Finnish saunas), he acknowledges that the variety of wood available to work with—including engineered wood, which is making a push to enter the market—has never been greater.
But the bells and whistles go far beyond material choice and basic design. In addition to infrared systems, saunas can be equipped with everything from aromatherapy to chromotherapy lights (that use color to stimulate natural healing) to Himalayan salt walls (that emit negative ions to reduce stress and anxiety and replenish minerals lost due to environmental pollution and stressful living).
As for his client’s favorite feature, Santolalla points to WiFi capabilities. “With this application, users can manage the sauna system from basically anywhere via WiFi,” he says. “The benefit is that they can turn on the sauna before arriving home and have the room ready to use at the desired temperature as soon as they get there.”
Above all, Santolalla notes that it’s important to determine a client’s goals early on. “Some clients prefer looks and want their sauna to be a visual masterpiece. On the other hand, some hardcore sauna users are willing to compromise looks for performance. These users want as
little glass as possible and the room to be as compact as possible, so the heat doesn’t leave the room easily.
“The second preference factor is the actual size. We have done rooms for athletes who request enough room for training bikes and treadmills. Other people ask for enough room for stretching and to practice yoga. Still others want more bench space for multiple users at one time. We adapt to the client but always recommend what’s best for the performance of the room.” (saunasbydesign.com) «
OUT OF THE BLUE BUYING INFORMATION
Denim Chore jacket ($1,198), Lafayette 148 New York, Bal Harbor Shops, Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, lafayette148ny.com
Cotton poplin jumpsuit ($4,600), Fantasy cotton tweed jacket ($7,700), necklace ($1,325), Chanel, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, chanel.com; Trés Vivier black and metal stretch boots in patent leather ($1,395), Roger Vivier, Bal Harbour Shops, rogervivier.com.
Denim jacket (price upon request), blouse (price upon request), jeans (price upon request), D-Renaissance choker (price upon request), Dior, Miami Design District, dior.com; latte napa leather mid-calf boots with pearls ($1,550), Jimmy Choo, Aventura Mall, Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, jimmychoo.com
Denim jacket ($2,290), jeans ($1,190), boots ($990), mini Hobo bag ($2,590), Alexander McQueen, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, alexander mcqueen.com; Cable Edge Curb chain necklace in recycled sterling silver ($3,600), Cable Edge bracelet in recycled sterling silver ($1,200), Modern Renaissance cuﬀ bracelet in sterling silver ($1,950), Modern Renaissance ring in sterling silver ($800), Sculpted Cable ring in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($1,300), David Yurman, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, davidyurman.com.
Medusa buckle top ($1,375), Medusa denim miniskirt ($650), Medusa denim mini bag ($1,525), Versace, Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District, versace.com; Lexington Y chain necklace in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($2,500), Madison chain necklace in sterling silver ($925), Crossover hoop earrings in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($1,500), Renaissance bracelet in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($3,500), Buckle bracelet in sterling silver with pavé diamonds and Hampton blue topaz ($2,600), David Yurman, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, davidyurman.com
Denim jacket ($395), denim pants ($375), Sportmax, sportmax.com PAGE 86
Denim polka dot jacket (price upon request), denim skirt (price upon request), Donna high boots ($2,490), Louis Vuitton, Aventura Mall, Miami Design District, Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, us.louisvuitton.com
Stripe shirt ($598), English mohair skirt ($1,198), leather T logo belt ($228), Tory Burch, Aventura Mall, Miami Design District, toryburch.com; Viv’ Go-Thick metal buckle stretch cuissard boots in soft leather ($2,695), Roger Vivier, Bal Harbour Shops, rogervivier.com.
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Matte crepe sleeveless turtleneck shell ($498), Lafayette 148 New York, Bal Harbor Shops, Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, lafayette148ny.com; Taylor highrise wide-leg jeans ($298), Veronica Beard, Miami Design District, veronicabeard. com; Cable Edge bracelet in recycled sterling silver ($1,200), Modern Renaissance cuﬀ bracelet in sterling silver ($1,950), Renaissance bracelet in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($3,500), Buckle bracelet in sterling silver with pavé diamonds and Hampton blue topaz ($2,600), Modern Renaissance ring with sterling silver ($800), Sculpted cable ring in sterling silver with pavé diamonds ($1,300), David Yurman, Aventura Mall, Bal Harbour Shops, davidyurman.com.
Lloyd button-down shirt ($248), Delony jacket ($1,398), Joey straight-leg jeans ($278), Veronica Beard, Miami Design District, veronicabeard.com; soft calf leather black combat boots with crystal buckle ($1,295), Jimmy Choo, Aventura Mall, Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables, jimmychoo.com
SEEN ON THE SCENE IN SOUTH FLORIDA
CHANEL CRUISE SHOWCASE
WHO: Chanel WHAT: Cruise 2022/2023 collection showcase WHERE: Faena, Miami Beach HIGHLIGHTS: Chanel returned to the Magic City to showcase its Cruise 2022/2023 collection on the sands of the Faena Hotel.
ART FOR GOOD
WHO: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
WHAT: Art For Good x Odessa, Ukraine
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach HIGHLIGHTS: The iconic hotel hosted a collection of community-driven, artsbased events to celebrate the City of Miami Beach’s sister city designation with Odessa, Ukraine.
MIAMI BIRTHDAY BASH
WHO: M2B Funding Corp WHAT: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Miami Birthday Bash WHERE: Gala Miami HIGHLIGHTS: 2B Funding Corp, Apollo Management, and Integrum Worldwide joined forces and raised $367,522 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to “advance cures for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”
CRYING OUT LOUD
Images of powerful women flood the exhibition space at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, but at the center of it all is a crying Lady Liberty—a reaction to the the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last summer. “I was apoplectic and needed to do something to express how I felt,” says artist Bonnie Lautenberg. “The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and liberty. After the Roe vote [by] the Supreme Court, I felt Lady Liberty would be crying if she understood this vote, so I created the idea of tears coming down her face and called it Tears of Roe.” More than 30 works are a part of “Lady Liberty: A Bonnie Lautenberg Retrospective,” which debuted during Art Basel and will be on display through March 26. From protesters to Harriet Tubman, Lady Gaga, and the cast of Hidden Figures, Lautenberg’s art covers moments in history, pop culture, and beyond. (jmof.fiu.edu) —Christiana Lilly