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If the recent era of pandemic has taught us anything, it’s this: Nothing is more important than being in good health. That’s why our May/June issue is dedicated to all things related to health, wellness, and self-care. Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Aventura Magazine sat down with stand-up comedian Brittany Brave, who dishes on her funny business (and the truth behind what makes us laugh) in our Q&A on page 16. Thinking about adding CBD (also known as cannabidiol) into your lifestyle, but don’t know where to start? Check out our “CBD 101” guide on page 24 for the lowdown on the compound’s benefits and how to incorporate it easily and safely. If you worry about managing the health risks of drinking alcohol—but aren’t ready to eschew a cocktail every now and then—clean eating expert Ivey Leidy shares recipes for sangria and a turmericinfused margarita, and explains how to support your liver (and even recover from a hangover) on page 26. When it comes to working out, whether you want a bigger booty, a yoga flow, or a slimming and debloating regimen (or something in between), we profile three women-led fitness programs that were born right here in the Magic City. Check out “Femmes FITales” on page 56 to meet some of the area’s hottest workout stars and learn their secrets to building mindfulness, muscle, and more. Sometimes wellness comes from outside the body and mind—revealing itself in the details of the buildings where we spend our lives. Just ask the professionals with their fingers on the pulse of an emerging movement in the design and construction industries, where new ground is being broken to combine habitat and health. In “Building Impact” on page 62, we explore trends like biophilic design, sustainable and safe construction materials, lighting systems tuned to circadian rhythms, and other health-forward trends that aim to help us all live better and healthier lives. Here’s to wellness, in all of its forms. Wishing you a season of health!
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For more than a decade, Diana “Didi” Contreras has made a name for herself in the street art game with her colorful, bright portraits of women donning walls from Miami to Boynton Beach. Now she’s taking things digital with NFTs. Also known as “non-fungible tokens,” these digital assets allow artists to monetize their digital art and protect themselves from dupes. Like a physical copy, the original can only be owned by one person; artists can also earn royalties. Funded by the Miami Lit Podcast, Contreras’ first NFT (dubbed Smoke Show) sold earlier this year for $1,000—and she’s hooked. “I’m getting a lot of new people who are interested in my art,” she says. “Then the people who are already collec-
tors are interested in investing in my work through NFTs.” One collector even showed Contreras where he “hung” one of her art pieces in a digital house he purchased. (The art can be viewed via a virtual reality headset.) While the new crypto world is an exciting venture for Contreras, she says she doesn’t think she could leave behind canvas and spray paint. “I love making art using my hands. I love painting and textures.” (dianacontrerasart.com) —Christiana Lilly
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Alex Rodriguez’s latest investment is The Gabriel South Beach, the sister property to the downtown Miami location. Its lap pool may look like any other from above, but from a few floors below in the hotel tower, light shines through the ceiling from the pool’s glass bottom. An added design bonus is that the pool’s reflection flickers over a multistory mural by street artist Mr. Brainwash. (thegabrielsouthbeach.com)
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In the South of Fifth neighborhood, The Balfour Miami Beach has added a plunge pool with an exposed glass edge as part of its $4 million renovation. Sun worshippers can lounge beneath an outdoor umbrella or take a dip, all in the comfort of a quiet relaxation area reminiscent of Cartagena, Colombia. (thebalfourmiamibeach.com)
There’s not one but four glass-bottom peekaboo panels in the terrace swimming pool at Z Ocean Hotel. Guests can cool off in the pool and under light sprinklers, or duck into the shade and order drinks from the Front Porch Café. (zoceanhotelsouthbeach.com) —C.L.
One day in 2008, when her diabetic toddler’s sugar levels crashed, Shannon Allen was desperate for food—and fast. But as she drove, she was dismayed to see only unhealthy options. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt more powerless in my life,” she says, reflecting on the memory. Around the same time, Allen became frustrated while speaking before Congress about making insulin more accessible and affordable. She realized pharmaceutical companies aren’t incentivized to find a cure for diabetes (since they’d lose an income stream). Her struggle to find appropriate food on the road paired with her dismay at Congress led her to launch Grown, marrying the drive-through model with fresh, organic meals. Allen describes Grown as “real food cooked slow for fast people.” The first location opened in South Miami in 2016, offering drive-through options like omelets, wraps, and salads. She’s since opened a South Beach outpost and is looking into franchising. The kitchens are certified organic, and the menus boast items like gluten-free blueberry pancakes. Those with allergies or special diets can still enjoy Grown’s Looking for fresh robust offerings. alternatives this Allen’s experisummer? Upgrade your ence in cooking for snacks with three of athletes—her husAllen’s picks: band is basketball Hall-of-Famer Ray Slice up tortillas and Allen—has led to lightly fry them; enjoy with Grown catering for avocado mash seasoned teams including the with lime and sea salt. University of Miami, Cook organic corn kerMiami Heat, Miami nels on the stove and top Dolphins, L.A. Lakwith canola oil, salt, and salted butter for healthy ers, Atlanta Hawks, homemade popcorn. and Washington Make cut fruit more Wizards. “Forget exciting with homemade counting calories,” whipped cream—it’s just she says. “Count heavy cream, powdered chemicals.” sugar, and vanilla beaten (grown.org) with a wire mixer. —C.L.
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FUNNY GIRL Domestic violence is one of the least funny topics out there, but survivor and comedian Brittany Brave manages to shine a light on it through stand-up. “Comedy is the art form where people want to hear the truth,” says Brave, who splits her time between Miami and New York City. But she’s no one-trick pony. Hailing from a long line of “funny, crazy-loud Italians,” Brave is the host of two podcasts, performs monthly at the Lincoln Eatery on Miami Beach, and co-produces the web series The Disastrous Dating Life of Diane Damone. Below, she dishes on all things comedy. (brittanybrave.com) —C.L.
AVM: What does it take to be funny? Brave: I think funny is honest and honest is funny. It’s got to be true to whatever’s happening in the moment. When it comes to material, if it’s real to you, and it happened to you, and it’s funny and important to you, that’s honest, and then that’ll be funny.
How do you survive “bombing”? When you bomb when you’re first starting, it’s like, “Oh my God, I silenced the room,” and I felt like I was going to die on stage. Once you’re a couple of years in and you’re comfortable and you’ve been doing this every night, a bomb maybe isn’t that painful. It’s just like, “Oh, it didn’t go as well as I thought.” But yeah, I’ve definitely had bombs; I’ve been booed.
How do you incorporate domestic violence into your comedy? I don’t subscribe to the fact that comedy needs to be dark or self-deprecating all the time. But I do subscribe to the fact that it needs to be real and truthful. So for me, talking about my experience with domestic violence in my stand-up and in my comedy just goes hand-in-hand. There’s no way I wouldn’t. I’m not making fun of it; I’m not making a joke about it because I think domestic violence is funny. I just think domestic violence needs to be talked about, and the way I choose to talk about it is through comedy.
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Sunseeking, but make it fashion: the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood has partnered with fashion giant Trina Turk to create four custom cabanas bedecked in the brand’s poppy prints and patterns. Reserve a cabana and gather a group of friends (each cabana can house four people) for an Instaworthy day. Be sure to coordinate for maximum photo ops; cabanas come in varying colorways, including turquoise and orange, bright yellow and deep purple, and shades of blue. Throw back the draperies to show your crew off to the world—and enjoy the views of the ocean beyond the recently renovated resort’s pair of pools—or pull them closed for privacy. (diplomatresort.com) —K.D.L.
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THE DUO BEHIND MIAMI FRUIT OFFERS RARE TROPICAL TREATS THAT ARE GOOD (AND GOOD FOR YOU ) By Kristen Desmond LeFevre There’s nothing like biting into a fresh piece of ripe tropical fruit. It’s not a rare experience for Miamians. But let’s say you live someplace where it’s not so easy to hold an edible piece of sunshine—like a cherimoya, a passion fruit, or a sapodilla—in your hand. Enter Rane Roatta, co-owner of Miami Fruit. Working as a professional saxophonist wasn’t enough to pay the bills, so he started a side gig in 2015: picking up fruit from farms to sell at Miami markets. RARE, RIPE, AND READY When his bike became overladen with fruit, Roatta bought a FRUITS TO FAWN OVER IN MAY & JUNE: car. When his car broke down, he bought a van. Roatta began posting his pastime to social media, and CHERIMOYA: ROSE APPLE: “This apple people took notice. “On top of the stand we were running, out“Delicious and is sweet and tart in flavor, of-towners started asking me to send them fruit to New York creamy, this fruit like pink lemonade.” and Wisconsin and all over the place—and then they told their can be chilled and friends. Before I knew it, I was the fruit guy on Facebook and I eaten with a spoon, which has earned couldn’t keep up with the messages.” SAPODILLA: “With a sweet, malty it the nickname of the ice cream fruit.” Roatta turned to his partner, Edelle Schlegel, for help. She flavor, this is sometimes created a website and Instagram account for Miami Fruit, and called the brown sugar eventually the pair bought a seven-acre fruit farm where they CUSTARD APPLE: fruit for its sweet, brown, experiment with varieties that aren’t available at supermarkets. “Sweet and custardy grainy flesh.” “It’s really special to have customers who email us and say, with rich and unique ‘Oh, my gosh, I haven’t had this fruit since I was a kid at my flavors ranging from SPROUTED COCONUT: “Crack the grandma’s house,’” Roatta says. raspberry to sweet vanilla.” shell open to find a big spongy mass Pre-pandemic, Miami locals could snag Roatta and Schlethat can have a flavor profile ranging gel’s wares weekly from Fairchild Market (stay tuned to their DRAGON FRUIT: “This from sweet and juicy to social media accounts for plans to reintroduce in-person pick fruit’s texture is similar salty and savory—with ups), while customers as far away as Canada can receive boxes to a kiwi because of its a texture akin to cotton shipped on demand or via subscription. But no matter where black, crunchy seeds.” candy or sponge cake.” Miami Fruit’s customers are located, the DMs and emails pour in, praising the taste of a batch of rose apples or fawning over the experience of trying white sapote for the first time. Roatta says he gets a sense of pride from introducing customers to new types of fruit. It’s his way, he says, of sharing a little bit of sunshine, one piece of fruit at a time. (miamifruit.com)
JACKFRUIT: “Unripe jackfruit makes an excellent meat replacement. When ripe, the flavor is very sweet and flavorful, similar to Juicy Fruit gum.”
MAMEY SAPOTE: “The flavor is comparable to a sweet potato mixed with pumpkin pie, and it has a texture similar to an avocado when ripe.”
SOURSOP (GUANABANA): “This fruit’s flavor is a combo of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus notes contrasting with an underlying creaminess reminiscent of coconut or banana.”
WHITE SAPOTE: “Creamy and custard-like, the flavor has hints of peach, pear, lemon, banana, caramel, melon, mint, and vanilla.”
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CBD 101 THE SCOOP ON ALL THINGS CANNABIDIOL AND HOW TO HEALTHILY INCORPORATE IT INTO YOUR LIFESTYLE
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TRY IT Apply:
CBD CAN BE TAKEN TOPICALLY OR ORALLY. TOPICAL CBD SKIN SALVES AND CREAMS CAN ADDRESS MUSCLE SORENESS AND SKIN INFLAMMATION, WHILE EDIBLE GUMMIES AND ORAL TINCTURES CAN BE INGESTED TO COMBAT STRESS AND ANXIETY.
IN OUR BODIES; THEREFORE, IT IS CAPABLE OF EASING ANXIETY, IMPROVING MOOD, AND HELPING WITH SLEEP, INFLAMMATION, AND PAIN,” SHARES DR. MICHELLE WEINER, WHO IS DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED IN INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION IN MIAMI. SHE BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST PHYSICIANS TO INCORPORATE CBD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA INTO HER PRACTICE WHEN MEDICAL MARIJUANA BECAME LEGAL IN FLORIDA IN 2016.
Martha Stewart’s new line of tropical gummies features flavors of mango, coconut, and pineapple and are made from pure CBD isolate. Martha Stewart CBD Tropical Medley Wellness Gummies, $35, marthastewartcbd.com
Get your java with a boost thanks to Miami-based Jibby Coffee. Co-founders Alvaro Ortega and James Reina launched the brand in 2021 after Ortega, who had used ADHD meds for most of his life, wanted a new way to balance his energy. Cold brew coffee with CBD, $30 for a six-pack, jibbycoffee.com
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A collab between superstar Pitbull and Columbia Care, N2P offers a new line of full-spectrum CBD products in an array of flavors. Favorites include the piña colada lip balm and star fruit CBD oil. Star Fruit CBD Oil, $45, n2pwellness.com
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These days, CBD—otherwise known as cannabidiol— has been popping up in everything from lattes to lotions and is being sold to the masses at chain drugstores. While it’s not anything new (CBD was discovered in 1940), the popularity of the chemical compound naturally occurring in all hemp and cannabis plants has grown threefold since becoming mainstream. “It is one of over 100 compounds, known as cannabinoids, that give strains their unique effects and therapeutic profiles,” says Roger Brown, president and founder of ACS Laboratory in Boca Raton, which tests for cannabis and hemp throughout Florida, including Miami. “Unlike the famously psychoactive compound THC, CBD does not cause cognitive impairment.” CBD is booming so rapidly that a study from Big Commerce estimates CBD will grow into a $7.8 billion industry this year. Here, we discuss the benefits and share a few ideas for how to use it.
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» Hydrate: Alcohol is a
diuretic, leading to fluid and electrolyte loss, so always have a glass of water with your alcoholic drink. Choosing hydrating foods the next day, like watermelon, cucumbers, and potassium-rich items such as bananas and avocados, can help you replenish.
How to enjoy alcohol without jeopardizing YOUR HEALTH
» Protein: Overdoing it on
By Ivey Leidy Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz
alcohol can inhibit your absorption of certain amino acids (proteins), so re-up with lean proteins like fish and chicken.
lcohol has been a part of civilization for thousands of years. The Egyptians brewed beer, the Greeks and Romans were the earliest wine producers, and the Chinese were the first to make spirits, even using alcohol medicinally as a sedative and pain reliever. Throughout history, opinions on the safety of alcohol have ranged from total abstention (think: the
TO SUPPORT » WAYS YOUR LIVER Eat more antioxidant-rich foods: blueberries, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, citrus, turmeric, and grapes, for example. Cut out processed foods and refined sugar: The less you give your liver to process, the more effective it can be. Add B vitamins to your diet: Heavy drinking has been shown to cause vitamin deficiencies, so increase your intake of B vitamin–rich foods such as salmon, eggs, avocado, spinach, bananas, broccoli, nutritional yeast, sunflower seeds, lentils, chickpeas, and sweet potatoes.
» Anti-inflammatories: I don’t
mean over-the-counter meds but rather natural food sources like ginger and turmeric, which can help with inflammation, headaches, and nausea.
Prohibition era) to encouraging red wine consumption for heart health. The truth comes down to how the body processes alcohol. Your stomach lining absorbs everything you ingest and directs it into your bloodstream. The liver then breaks down and filters chemicals, drugs, alcohol, and any other toxins before they’re able to roam throughout your body. It does a very good job, but it can only handle so much. Overload it and these toxins are free to roam, affecting other organs as well as the liver itself. Heavy drinking is where the trouble lies. The liver can safely and effectively handle alcohol in moderation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines drinking in moderation as 1 drink per day for women and 2 per day for men. What constitutes a drink? That would be 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine, 2 oz. of distilled spirits, and 3 oz. of Sherry or Port.
Here are a few other realistic principles to keep in mind: Cut the sugar. This not only lowers your chance of experiencing a hangover, but it also reduces calories. Opt for fresh citrus and club soda or sparkling mineral water instead of sugary juices and sodas. On the same note, stick to clear booze. The darker the spirit, the more congeners—impurities that are created during the aging process—which cause the liver to work harder and are more likely to cause a hangover. Choose gin, vodka, and 100 percent agave tequila to avoid congeners and additives. Finally, be a wine snob. Drier is better, as it’s lower in sugar and additives. Red wines, especially Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, and rosé, all contain the heart-healthy antioxidant resveratrol. The best dry white wines are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio. Remember that the liver is the most regenerative organ in the body, so it’s never too late to improve its function by drinking less and supporting its health.
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» SANGRIA INGREDIENTS 1 bottle of red wine (Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Cabernet); can also be made with white wine or rosé 2 cups of fresh sliced fruit (strawberries, apples, oranges, lemons) 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (approximately 2 oranges) Club soda
Combine all ingredients except club soda in a carafe. Allow to chill in the fridge for 4-6 hours. Serve in a tall wine glass and top with club soda.
BEET Hummus with Cruciferous Crudités
1 peeled pineapple
1 beet 1 tbsp. olive oil
4 freshly peeled turmeric roots/fingers
Sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 lime (about 2 tbsp.
2 cups chickpeas
1/4 orange (1 large
tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup lemon juice (1 large
lemon) 1 minced garlic clove 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 - 1/3
2 tbsp. ice water 1/2 tsp. cumin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Thoroughly wash and dry the beet. Using a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle beet with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 1 hour. Rinse and strain chickpeas. Using a saucepan, add chickpeas, baking soda, and enough
orange wedge) water to cover by 2 inches. Boil for 20 minutes. While your chickpeas are boiling, add your lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt to a blender or food processor and let it sit while the chickpeas boil. This neutralizes the garlic a bit. When the chickpeas are done, rinse, strain again, and set aside Add tahini to the blender and pulse a few times. This is the most crucial step for getting super creamy hummus: While running your blender with your lemon, garlic, tahini, and salt, slowly add in your ice water.
2 oz. blanco tequila
The texture should be thick and creamy. If it’s too thick, add a little more ice water. Once the beet has cooled, remove skin and cut into cubes. Add chickpeas and the beet to your blender and blend until thick and creamy. Serve with cruciferous crudités such as broccoli, orange cauliflower, watermelon radishes, carrots, and cucumbers.
Using a juicer, juice the pineapple (including the core) and the turmeric. This can also be done in a blender and strained through a mesh sieve. This will yield about 2 cups pineapple turmeric juice.
Using a cocktail shaker, squeeze the lime and orange wedge and discard rinds. Add tequila to the shaker and fill 3/4 full with ice. Shake and strain over an ice-filled glass. Add 4 oz. of pineapple turmeric juice to the glass. You can also top with a splash of club soda, if desired.
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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BUCKET-LIST TRAVEL, QUICK GETAWAYS, AND THE ART OF TRANSPORTATION
At the state’s top resorts, discover luxury and wellness thriving within vast desert dreamscapes By Paul Rubio
Soak in the Arizona scene at wellness-imbued Castle Hot Springs.
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Clockwise from above: A Sky Cabin, the Via Ferrata climbing course, and property overview, all at Castle Hot Springs.
CASTLE HOT SPRINGS Arizona’s first wellness resort (established 1896) returns in fabulous new form on the grounds of the original, anchored by extraordinary natural assets and rooted in the type of mindful and high-end experiences today’s travelers crave. Say hello to the new Castle Hot Springs, an oasis of 34 sleek cabins and bungalows strewn across 1,110 acres in the Bradshaw Mountains (an hour north of Phoenix) and centered around a series of thermal hot springs etched into cacti-cloaked splendor. The wellness-driven retreat is an idyllic duet of relaxation and adventure, the former underscored by long soaks in the cascading, mineral-rich springs, which Native Americans have used for millennia to alleviate aches and revitalize the skin. The adventure aspect comes in the form of a Via Ferrata cable climbing course. Over multiple hours, you’ll scale the mountainous terrain,
an adrenaline-packed affair of frightening foot-wedging, suspension-bridge-crossing, “don’t look down” moments, and, ultimately, great accomplishment. Between these two extremes are desert hikes, horseback riding, guided archery, pickleball, yoga, meditation, soul-enriching spa treatments, and more. Books and telescopes offer in-room entertainment, with the likes of televisions and Bluetooth speakers intentionally absent to promote digital detox. Days are structured around three memorable meals, featuring just-harvested ingredients from the on-site organic farm and greenhouse where 500-plus varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and florals prosper. Dining and most activities are bundled into the Castle Hot Springs’ rates, meaning there’s no reason to leave the property and every reason to simply—and completely—leave the outside world behind. (castlehotsprings.com)
ENCHANTMENT RESORT The landscapes of Sedona are among America’s most breathtaking. The drama of high-rising, red-rock earth colliding with old-growth forest unfolds as cinematic montages, intended for veneration and exploration. Accomplish both at Enchantment Resort, a casita-style property set within the splendor of Boynton Canyon. Here, the rugged landscapes and glowing sandstone take center stage, with wow-factor views from the swimming pool, central firepits, restaurants, and select room terraces. A new Trail House is home base for outdoor adventure, with a team of experts coordinating guided and self-led endeavors in mountain biking and hiking among 300 miles of scenic trails. The truth is you don’t need to go far to find the best viewpoints—many are accessible from short- to medium-length trails that commence right on property. Pause in between Red Rock Country’s active pursuits to embrace Enchantment’s well-being activities, which include chakra balancing, qigong, Vinyasa yoga, and lectures
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Clockwise from above: Browse sculpture gardens, do yoga, learn about the power of crystals, relax in posh digs, and experience sound healing, all at L’Auberge de Sedona.
L’AUBERGE DE SEDONA Sedona’s spiritual side comes into focus at L’Auberge de Sedona, a serene waterfront resort that homes in on the metaphysical and self-reflection through extensive programming. Sixtytwo luxury cottages and 21 lodge-style guest rooms span a stunning swathe of verdant forest, intersected by the rushing waters of Oak Creek and peppered with colossal sculptures curated by the renowned Goldenstein Gallery. The soothing accommodations serve as elegant sanctuaries, some featuring spacious wooden decks and outdoor cedar showers. Meanwhile, ubiquitous artworks invite pause and provoke contemplation. Instructor-led classes suitable for all levels tap into Sedona’s magnetism, both the tangible and intangible.
Look forward to transformative experiences in sound and energy healing, stargazing, astrology, meditation, and more. The property’s world-class L’Apothecary Spa also plays a large part in the greater wellness ethos, offering standout treatments like the Desert Flower Massage and the Arizona Sunset Body Scrub. At the Blending Station, guests are encouraged to craft their own products from an assortment of native herbs, oils, botanicals, and essential oils. A short walk away discover Sedona’s premier art galleries, eclectic boutiques, trippy crystal shops, and famed restaurant scene. Slightly farther afield are opportunities for extreme outdoor pursuits and the chance to solidify your connection with nature and self. (lauberge.com)
about Sedona’s powerful vortex energy. By night, indulge in elevated Southwestern cuisine at Che Ah Chi, the resort’s signature restaurant that incorporates locavore ingredients into modern American fare. Menus vary, but a recent dinner included foraged mushroom gnocchi with white asparagus and grilled bison tenderloin with regionally harvested wheat berries and baby chard. (enchantmentresort.com) MAY/JUNE 2022
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For a chic yet cozy stay in Scottsdale, check into the Andaz, which boasts modern, whitewashed buildings and great communal spaces.
ANDAZ SCOTTSDALE RESORT & BUNGALOWS Art, nature, and style also unite at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, which channels America’s mid-century modern art movement at the foothills of the iconic Camelback Mountain. The interiors of the white-washed, campus-style resort draw inspiration from Sedona’s 1950s desert art scene, playing out as colorful textiles and folk art that pop against the rust-hued landscape. All rooms and suites boast private patios, some with firepits, some with outdoor showers, all with ample space and cozy seating. The central Turquoise Pool welcomes guests to repose and pose across a sun-drenched expanse of 13 private cabanas, myriad loungers,
and a snazzy pool bar that serves epic frozen cocktails. Meanwhile, Weft & Warp Art Bar & Kitchen delivers the apex of contemporary Sonoran cuisine from a jewel-box exhibition kitchen that would make Thomas Keller jealous. At the 12,000-square-foot Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary unwind through treatments steeped in tradition and indigenous ingredients and recharge with instructor-led boot camps, power circuit training, full-body HIIT workouts, or solo time in the 24-hour fitness center. When you wish to venture outside of this urban-desert retreat, complimentary house cars are available for jaunts into historic Old Town Scottsdale as well as nearby art galleries and restaurants. (andazscottsdale.com) «
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The former “Bank of Presidents” is reinvented as a hotel whose currency is design By Daphne Nikolopoulos
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hink “bank” and a few images come to mind: vaults, coffered ceilings, teller cages, and acres of dark wood. It’s the design aesthetic of old money, and it’s given even more gravitas when the clients are U.S. presidents. Such is the history of the Riggs Washington DC hotel (riggsdc.com), housed in the 1891 landmarked building that was once home to the capitol’s Riggs National Bank, which handled the finances of 23 presidents. This illustrious heritage did not go unnoted by Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss, who helmed the property’s reimagining. Strauss preserved many of the original features of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building—one of few remaining in the city—including the iconic barrelvaulted lobby and coffered ceilings. Nods to the building’s past life are everywhere: a reception area recalls a teller window; decorative safes house minibars and, well, safes; and a giant medallion of the Goddess of Money looms in the lobby. One can even strike cocktail gold in the original bank vault, now transformed into subterranean bar Silver Lyan (silverlyan.com), undoubtedly one of Riggs’ high points. Mr Lyan (real name Ryan Chetiyawardana), of White Lyan and Dandelyan in London, has to be one of the most creative mixologists on the planet. Mr Lyan interprets a place’s history and culture into concoctions that have to be sipped to be believed. An example: While you wait for your Ceres Joker, the server brings you a
masked-bear figurine holding a helium balloon. The bear sways creepily until the Macallan- and sloe gin– based cocktail arrives. The server sets the string alight and the balloon detonates, releasing the scent of gunpowder into the drink. There are less dramatic ways to deliver a smoky cocktail, but where’s the fun in that? Riggs’ 181 guest rooms are modern interpretations of the early-twentieth-century style that informed the original building. The suites are inspired by first ladies, an inspiration that came to Strauss following a private tour of the White House. “I chose four lesserknown first ladies, but each had strong minds with regards to the atmosphere and culture they wanted to create in the White House,” he says. “I tapped into these legacies in an abstract way, to avoid creating a museum-like interior.” Like all interiors, it’s the small details that, when taken together, make a big statement. For instance, Strauss created “trophy cabinets” in Silver Lyan, displaying trophies women have received for such quirky things as a tractor-driving competition. He reiterated the building’s heritage through framed checks from Riggs National Bank (some more than 120 years old), which he’d collected over the years and installed on the wall behind the reception desk. “Riggs came with a rich history from its time as a bank during the golden ages and the architectural expression that came with it,” Strauss says. “I wanted to contrast this with aspects that were more playful [and] surprising moments throughout the hotel.” «
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VOLKSWAGEN’s upcoming ID Buzz people carrier captures the groovy vibe of the original By Howard Walker
ull out your favorite psychedelic tie-dye, baggiest boho harem pants, and round sunglasses à la John Lennon because the VW bus is back. And I tell you, daddy-o, it’s really far-out. Volkswagen has reinvented the iconic, beloved, hippy-dippy Microbus. It’s called the ID Buzz and it’s all-electric. My reaction in four words? What took so long? This is an aesthetic masterpiece—a lofty-roofed people mover that captures the born-to-be-wild look and spirit of the original. Even better: It brings the design up to date with some very cool technology. The ID Buzz is based on the same electric “skateboard” platform used in VW’s new ID.4 electric crossover. When it lands on U.S. shores, it should have a range of around 300 miles and charge from 5 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes. But it’s the design that’s so fun and funky. Google the boxy ’60s Microbus, and all the visual homages are there: the V-shaped front panel, that pizza-sized VW logo, the towering windshield up front, the two-tone paint—it even has its motor in the back. And it’s still as square as a loaf of bread, with mile-high sides and lots of windows. Sadly, there are no plans for the eight rooftop windows that came with the old Samba bus. However, a California camper is in the works, complete with a stove, sink, and lift-up tops for those nights in the woods or trips to Woodstock. Around back, that high-lifting tailgate is more upright than a barn door, with plenty of bodywork to attach that “If this bus is a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’!” sticker. The ID Buzz pictured here is the short-wheelbase Euro version. Nose to tail it’s about the same length as a Mercedes C-Class sedan, with just
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POWER FILE PRICE: TO BE ANNOUNCED ENGINE: SINGLE OR DUAL ELECTRIC POWER: 201 HP TORQUE: 229 LB-FT (EURO VERSION) TRANSMISSION: SINGLE-SPEED 0-60: 9.0 SECONDS (EST.) TOP SPEED: 90 MPH LENGTH/WIDTH: 185/78 INCHES WEIGHT: 4,600 POUNDS (EST.) WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT'S A MODERN TAKE ON THE ICONIC ’60S MICROBUS. YEAH, BABY.
two rows of seats. We’ll be getting a stretchedwheelbase Buzz, with room for three rows of pews and a bigger battery under the floor for a longer range and zippier performance. There will also be optional all-wheel drive courtesy of an extra electric motor up front. But if you think the exterior is hip, wait until you step into the driver’s seat. Think of it as Ikea meets the Apple Store, with all-vegan fabrics, cool dashtop displays, and driftwood-like veneer. Those front seats are more like Barcaloungers, with twin armrests, grippy bolstering, and elevated, see-the-world positioning. Orange upholstery? Yeah, we’re digging it.
Back in the second row there’s terrific legroom and headroom, and the seats can glide backward and forward for added flexibility. Flip the backrests forward to reveal one of the Buzz’s best features: storage space. This thing is as cavernous as a Pods unit, with a high roof and flat sides and floor that make it an ideal load-hauler. This dedication to storage is visible throughout the cabin. It might be something as simple as the small pocket in the back of the front seats that’s the exact size of a cell phone, or the oversize center console that’s big enough for a laptop. All this happy, smiley joy over the arrival of the all-new ID Buzz is tempered by one heart-wrenching revelation: We won’t be getting this adorable magic bus until 2024. It seems initial production will be for the short-wheelbase model, primarily for an eager European market. U.S. drivers will have to wait for the stretched-wheelbase version. Don’t expect it to be cheap either. VW’s smaller ID.4 compact SUV kicks off at $40,760, so I reckon a base price of $48,000 to $50,000. But the chance to cruise around in a modern-day version of one of the swinging sixties’ hippest and hippiest rides? Well, that’s priceless. «
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The Adventures of TINTIN
This 112-foot Westport superyacht is ready to take you to places far and wide By Howard Walker
here was no more enthusiastic a globe-trotter than the inquisitive, ginger-quaffed mystery-solver named Tintin. Created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé in 1929, Tintin traveled the world looking for adventure with his trusty canine sidekick, Snowy. Tintin and his joie de vivre no doubt inspired the owners of this gorgeous 112-foot, American-built Westport to name their new yacht after the lovable character. Since launching late last year, the mini-superyacht’s adventurous spirit was put to the test when it cruised from Westport’s yard in Port Angeles, Washington, through the Panama Canal, ending in Palm Beach just in time to shine at this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show. Now, after a sudden change of plans, this dreamy luxury cruiser is 48
on the market with top brokers Fraser Yachts for $17.5 million. Part of its considerable appeal is the fact that the lucky buyer will be getting a virtually brand-new yacht with all the bugs sorted out and without the typical two-year wait. Tintin—pronounced “tan-tan” for all you Francophiles—is the latest in Westport’s popular W 112 series. Since the 112 was introduced in 1994, 65 have been built, making it arguably the most successful superyacht ever. Of all the 112s out there, Tintin boasts the coolest, sexiest, craziest interior of them all. It is part floating South Beach boutique hotel, part gift shop at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The snowy-white walls are broken up by splashes of vibrant color, textured finishes, and whimsical decorations. The salon has huge windows and bleachedblond wood flooring, as well as a glass and chrome dining table surrounded by see-through acrylic chairs. This space boasts some great art too, including a waist-high, multicolored Great Dane sculpture and a near floor-to-ceiling Pop Art painting of screen siren Lauren Bacall. Westport’s in-house design team went crazy with Lumicor, the
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turquoise acrylic resin that looks like the waters off the Exumas. The stunning kitchen countertop, the flybridge bar and tabletop, and the outdoor table in the cockpit are all the color of the sea and a perfect match to Tintin’s waterline hull stripe. Another unique design highlight is that terrific top-deck hardtop flybridge, with clear eisenglass panels that can be opened or closed. Three steps out and down from the flybridge take you to the shaded back deck, which features a Jacuzzi, a lounger, and even a grassy area for that extra feeling of home Snowy would adore. When friends and family come to stay, Tintin has four big staterooms, one of which is currently set up as a gym. The full-beam master suite continues the POWER FILE whimsical theme with its porthole-inspired PRICE: $17.5 MILLION doors and a hand-painted sky-and-puffyLENGTH: 112 FEET BEAM: clouds ceiling. The master bath, on the other 23 FEET, 9 INCHES DRAFT: hand, is super sleek, complete with con6 FEET POWER: 2 X 1,900toured tiles and a mirrored ceiling. HP CAT DIESELS TOP While Tintin is happiest at her 12-knot SPEED: 27 MPH WHY WE cruising speed, where she’ll run for 2,500 LOVE IT: BECAUSE ITS FUN nautical miles on a tank, she can also get up INTERIOR WILL MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPY THE MOMENT and go. With a pair of muscley 1,900-horseYOU STEP ABOARD. power Caterpillar turbo diesels, she can
charge along at a top speed of 23.5 knots. Big fin stabilizers will quell any rock and roll, while zero-speed gyro stabilizers will keep the rum punches from tipping when Tintin drops her hook. Part of the Westport 112’s proven sea-keeping ability comes down to its wave-cleaving hull and tough fiberglass-composite construction. Speaking of the hull, the design changes that came with the latest W series saw the previous tiny porthole-like windows replaced with swaths of tinted glass that fill the superstructure. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect yacht for family fun. We think Hergé’s Tintin would approve of his nautical namesake. «
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You’ve seen him on screens big and small. Now actor Jesse Metcalfe is taking his career to the next level with a recent move to Miami.
IN TOWN By Linda Marx | Photography by Tolga Kavut
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But (lucky for him) he has a wealth of upcoming acting roles on his plate to turn to—shifting a career that started with soap operas and scandalous liaisons into a serious body of character-based work.
FINDING A PASSION Like many successful people in showbiz, Metcalfe kicked off his career studying acting and film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1999, he took on the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on NBC’s daytime drama Passions—a gig where Metcalfe says he “learned how to act” and “grew up” on the job. There was to be more passion to come—this time in the form of a clandestine relationship on the ABC hit series Desperate Housewives. Sparks flew on-screen between Metcalfe’s teenage heartthrob gardener (John Rowland) and Eva Longoria’s lonely trophy wife (Gabrielle Solis). Their instant chemistry—plus a healthy dose of Metcalfe’s good looks and acting chops—made him a household name, nearly overnight. Even the critics took notice: Metcalfe was honored with the 2005 Young Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards. That exposure launched Metcalfe from the small screen to the big one. In 2006, he was cast in his first major film role as the title character in the cult-classic teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, co-starring with Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow, and Jenny McCarthy. Three years later, he starred with Michael Douglas and Amber Tamblyn in a remake of the 1956 classic film Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and opposite Erika Christensen in 2010’s The Tortured. When Desperate Housewives ended its run, Metcalfe returned to television, joining the cast of TNT’s remake of the 1980s hit prime-time drama series Dallas.
I WANT TO CREATE AN ARC THAT IS REALISTIC... AS AN ACTOR, CREATOR, AND PRODUCER, I WANT TO MOVE PEOPLE.”
os Angeles may still be the center of the entertainment industry. But when Jesse Metcalfe recognized the pandemic-fueled shift toward working remotely—even for in-demand Hollywood actors—he decided to make the move from the City of Angels (where he’s lived for the past 23 years) to the Magic City. “The pandemic and lockdown changed the entertainment industry,” says Metcalfe. “With Zoom, Skype, and other ways to communicate, you don’t have to live in Los Angeles anymore.” Metcalfe moved into his new two-bedroom penthouse on Brickell Avenue in January and says the payoff has been worth the cross-country trek. “I am loving Miami,” he confesses. Relishing his new views of the bay and skyline, Metcalfe took January off to renovate his digs and settle into the city.
These days, however, Metcalfe is more about the beef than the buzz—admitting he’s looking for roles that let him delve deeply into characters. He recently got that chance on a film starring Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham. On a Wing and a Prayer (with a release date planned for August) is a faith-friendly feature film that’s based on a true story about a pair of airline pilots. Mixing drama and action, he also returns in the second installment of the Fortress trilogy this year alongside Chad Michael Murray and Bruce Willis (Metcalfe plays the son of the veteran actor, who announced his retirement from acting in March). This marks Metcalfe’s third movie with Willis, having partnered with him on last year’s actionthriller Hard Kill. Television is still an important part of Metcalfe’s repertoire, too. A staple star on the Hallmark Channel, he’s appeared in holiday-themed romance movies like Christmas
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and executive producing Ships in the Night, the latest installment in Hallmark’s Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries. “I want to get a sense of being involved in everything from start to finish. An actor can get frustrated because he can’t see to the finish,” he says. “I need to be okay with the storytelling. I want to create an arc that is realistic. And I like to bring emotion to my lines. As an actor, creator, and producer, I want to move people.”
TRYING ON NEW TALENTS Music may just be one of those methods of movement, as Metcalfe is passionate about singing, songwriting, and playing guitar. He’s dabbled in mixing and matching music and acting, but he says that he’s newly interested in turning up the volume on his specific combo of skills. “I like music in movies, and I love to play music as a hobby,” he says. “I want to incorporate music into my acting roles more.” In his 2015 hit Hallmark romance-drama A Country Wedding with Autumn Reeser, Metcalfe showcased his singing and guitar-playing talents in the role of a superstar country singer returning to his Texas hometown. And on the newly rebranded GAC Family Channel (formerly known as Great American Country)—an outlet that has been making waves among fans of the kind of family rom-com programs that Hallmark made popular—Metcalfe starred in a recent Valentine’s Day film that gave him an opportunity to both act and show off his musical skills. In Harmony from the Heart, costarring Jessica Lowndes, Metcalfe plays a heart surgeon with a musical streak. Lowndes wrote both the script and two of the songs for the movie, and the storyline offered her and Metcalfe the chance to sing together on-screen.
I LIKE THE IDEA THAT FITNESS IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF LIFE HERE. LOS ANGELES CAN BE HEALTHY, BUT MIAMI IS BETTER FOR ME NOW.”
Under the Stars, had a five-season run on the network’s wildly popular drama Chesapeake Shores, and led the television-film series Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries, where Metcalfe plays a retired detective trying to move forward from his troubled past. “I love Hallmark,” he says. “They have been great to me.” No matter the genre or venue, what Metcalfe craves these days is working with like-minded people, noting that he wants to feel good about his storytelling and have his own creative ideas honored in the scripts he takes on. “One of the most important elements in my career now is to work with people who want to achieve a balance between art and commerce,” he says. Next up? Getting more involved with the television and film industry on a larger scale. “I want to produce movies,” Metcalfe says. He recently got that chance, both starring in
Metcalfe will have plenty of time to pursue passion projects in his new Miami home. But when you’re on the go as much as he is, the key to keeping it all together is living a healthy lifestyle—which he says is easy to adopt here in South Florida. “I like the idea that fitness is at the forefront of life here,” he says. “Los Angeles can be healthy, but Miami is better for me now.” Metcalfe says his new hometown has a vibe that encourages him to do his utmost to look and feel good. To keep active and fit, he exercises five or six days a week with cardio, light weightlifting, and yoga. Plus, there’s always the beach—where Metcalfe can be spotted playing in the waves with his pit bull/schnoodle mix named Bowie. “He is in heaven at the beach,” Metcalfe says. “He really likes it here in Miami, so I am a happy dog dad.” Score that as two new and happy Miamians. “The city is beautiful, and for me, it is a breath of fresh air after so many years in Los Angeles,” Metcalfe says. “It is growing in sophistication and has so many diverse areas. I am looking forward to discovering everything it has to offer.” «
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Metcalfe’s vintage porsche was a must-move when he relocated from Los Angeles to Miami.
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FITales MEET THREE OF THE WOMEN OF MIAMI FITNESS, OFFERING MAGIC CITY–MADE MOVEMENTS—FROM PILATES AND YOGA TO GLUTE-BUILDING AND BODY SCULPTING. HERE’S HOW THEY GOT THEIR START, HOW THEY KEEP IT MOVING, AND HOW YOU CAN, TOO. by Ginger Harris
Starr Hawkins (aka Baby Momma Fit) develops dance-inspired routines known as the Twerkout.
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GET THE LOWDOWN Try adding the Twerkout to your already-established fitness routine: So you’re already doing cardio and lifting weights (or some other workout). But adding Hawkins’ routine to take things up a notch couldn’t be easier—or more fun. The Twerkout offers 45-minute online classes at noon Monday through Friday. Take a twerk break over lunch, or watch later at your leisure. At $30 a month, it’s basically a dollar a day—cheaper than your morning latte or pressed juice. She suggests starting with that and progressing to in-person classes. If that’s too much, consider simply building up the courage to turn your camera on during her Zoom classes. Scan the QR code ● Got excuses? Hawkins says to banish your with your smartfears, insecurities, and limitations: “My brand is phone to watch Hawkins in action. pretty much the workout for the person who is too busy,” she says. “It can be whatever you can give it, whether it’s 20, 30, or 45 minutes. It can be done anywhere, so you don’t need a gym and you don’t need equipment. It’s also affordable because I want it to be accessible to people. I was a single mother for almost 10 years, so my life is on the go. People make time for what they want, so you just have to want it. You can find any excuse in the world—we all have excuses—but investing in yourself is the best thing you can do for your health.” ● Hawkins incorporates these three workout components into her own daily routine: It’s not surprising that daily squats and cardio are part of Hawkins’ lineup, but that’s not all. “I do a lot of mat Pilates,” she says. “I love any type of floor work, like glute bridges.” When Hawkins is traveling, the workouts don’t stop. “I usually travel with light weights or a band because I like to add a little bit to the bodyweight stuff.” ● Hawkins isn’t afraid of cheat days: “I love pizza, so a cheat day for me is usually ordering my favorite pizza,” Hawkins admits. “I don’t really eat as clean as I would like, so I have a lot of cheat days. But I try to make up for it with extra cardio.” ●
STARR HAWKINS OF THE TWERKOUT
Starr Hawkins (also known as Baby Momma Fit) is the creator and founder of the Twerkout: high-intensity Pilates classes set to loud rap music with twerk breaks. It’s a routine that started with a very specific and personal need. “I needed an outlet after I got sober,” Hawkins admits. Although she doesn’t have a professional dance background, Hawkins says she’s always loved to move. “I think since I loved Miami nightlife so much before I got sober, I wanted to incorporate that into my workouts. I love to incorporate dancing into a bootcamp style for the people who can’t really follow choreography.” Hawkins’ offerings include online classes for people all over the world, plus in-person sessions around town. “I’ve gotten messages and emails from clients who are 69 years old and from people who have never worked out. Or their husbands cheated on them. Or they are pregnant. They’ve all said the same thing: That I changed their lives.” What’s next for Hawkins? “I would love to do a workout at festivals like Coachella and Burning Man. I definitely want to hit the Hamptons this summer. I just want to be everywhere—everywhere and anywhere.” (babymommafitness.com)
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MY RESPONSE IS ALWAYS: SHOW UP THE WAY YOU ARE, EVEN IF YOU HATE HOW YOU LOOK IN YOGA PANTS. YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE AND NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME. YOU CAN DO IT.”
MIMI GHANDOUR OF MIMI YOGA
Mimi Yoga, a global yoga community with members in more than 64 countries worldwide, has its headquarters in Wynwood. Founder Miriam “Mimi” Ghandour is all about working the body as well as the mind, encouraging her in-person and online students to find their voices and discover who they are by using their life experiences in an authentic and inspiring way. For Ghandour, this holistic approach is personal and necessary. After giving birth to a child with a developmental disability eight years ago, Ghandour moved to Miami from Saudi Arabia to have access to best-inclass medical care. “I became engrossed in yoga and the peace and clarity it provided me during this time,” she recalls. Soon, she became a certified yoga instructor. She taught classes at studios citywide, and built a following on Instagram. During quarantine, Ghandour made the leap from in-person teaching to online courses, later offering teacher trainings, yoga retreats, and workshops. Next Scan the QR code with your up? Opening a Mimi Yoga studio in Wynwood. smartphone to For Ghandour, it’s all about community. “I am a firm watch Ghandour in action. believer that we are nothing without a strong community behind us. I am so proud that Mimi Yoga has students from all over the globe, including Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Kuwait, and France, and that we have been able to connect people who would have most likely never met one another.” (mimiyoga.com) 58
Yoga instructor Mimi Ghandour says building a supportive and connnected community is just as important as building strength and flow.
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TUNE IN Finding the courage (and time) to start a yoga practice: “The perfect time to start is now,” Ghandour says. “There is no magic pill or shortcut; you are all that you need.” Find a form of exercise you enjoy, then find a community you connect with that is there to help you push yourself and to support you, she advises. Another key? Finding an instructor or teacher you connect with. “You’re more likely to stick with your workout if you connect [with] the instructor,” Ghandour says. ● Feeling self-conscious: “My response is always: Show up the way you are, even if you hate how you look in yoga pants.” Ghandour says. “You are perfect just as you are and now is the perfect time. You can do it.” ● Even yogis have cheat days: “A cheat day for me usually involves a juicy burger, fries, and some spicy margaritas,” Ghandour says. ●
GHANDOUR’S TIPS FOR MAKING A YOGA PRACTICE WORK FOR YOU
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Show up every day. Two minutes is better than no minutes.
Stay committed. Even when life gets crazy and you can’t join a live yoga class, you can access on-demand yoga flows to squeeze in a 20-minute flow whenever your schedule allows.
Curate your space. Designate a small area of your home for yoga practice and design it accordingly to serve your practice.
Disconnect. Allow yourself one hour of the day to truly disconnect with the world and reconnect with your yoga practice and inner self. Turn off your phone. The emails (and texts and social feeds) will still be there after your practice.
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CINDY PRADO OF THE PRADO PROGRAM
A CHEAT DAY FOR ME USUALLY MEANS ONE BIG MEAL OF SOMETHING I LOVE. MY GOTO IS PASTA, THEN DESSERT AND USUALLY A GLASS OF WINE— OR A FEW.”
Scan the QR code As a social media inwith your smart fluencer, Cindy Prado phone to watch Prado in action. knows a thing or two about posting her daily life on social media— and fitness has always been a huge part of her story. “It naturally became the focal point of my content,” she says. That led to her followers asking about her workout routines, which propelled her to collaborate with her trainer, Luis Buron, to create The Prado Program. But Prado isn’t just another pretty face. She comes by her fitness pedigree honestly. “My dad was a fitness trainer and also taught Judo as I was growing up,” she says. “I practiced Judo and even competed until I was in high school, when I entered a magnet program for dance. I’ve always been active and pretty educated when it comes to working out and taking care of my body.” Prado launched her program three years ago. “It began with a 12-week program designed to build lean muscle and burn stubborn fat using the same exercise routines I do,” she explains. “The program pushes you to be your best self, both mentally and physically.” It also incorporates mental health and daily rituals to live a positive life because Prado believes health is more than just having a fit body, but also having a healthy mindset. Following the success of The Prado Program, she launched a Debloat Program. What’s up next? Her highly anticipated Booty Program. Although Prado boasts fans and followers from across the globe, she says Miami will always be home. “My parents came to Miami from Cuba and I was born and raised here. I have my family close by, which is extremely important to me, and it’s my favorite city in the world. I’m so fortunate to call it home.” (prado.fit)
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Cindy Prado balances nutrition and exercise in her Prado Program.
FIRE IT UP Yes, Insta influencers have cheat days (even if they don’t post about them): “A cheat day for me usually means one big meal of something I love,” Prado says. “My go-to is pasta, then dessert and usually a glass of wine—or a few.” Prado also advises having a cheat meal instead of an entire day of cheating. “It’s how I can control myself. I practice the 80/20 rule: eating healthy 80 percent of the time and letting myself indulge 20 percent of the time. But I don’t judge myself whenever I fall off track. It’s normal. ... Life should be fun, not full of restrictions all the time. When I do fall off track, I will usually just make up for it by doing an extra workout that week to burn off the extra calories.” ● Prado knows you have excuses, but focus on the payoff instead: “We all have excuses for not doing the things we said we’d do or feel we should be doing,” she says. In her own fitness journey, Prado overcomes hesitation by focusing on what she wants rather than what she doesn’t want. “I think about the amazing energy I feel after a workout rather than thinking of the difficulty of getting to the gym,” she says. “I think about how good I’ll look in a bikini after working out and eating well rather than how I may look right now.” Prado notes that our brains are wired to think in the moment, but short-term thinking is a long-term problem. “Always try making your decisions based on your long-term goals, not what you want at the moment.” ●
PRADO’S TOP FIVE TIPS FOR FITNESS SUCCESS
Schedule it and show up. If it’s not on your schedule, it’s probably not going to happen.
Go for goals. Establish a clear and specific goal with a set timeline. Remember: You can’t hit a target you can’t see.
Be accountable. Find friends or family to join you on your journey. Accountability is one of the main keys to success.
Focus. Don’t stress over being perfect or seeing results right away. Instead, focus on developing healthy habits, such as eating well, sleeping well, and moving frequently.
Stick to your program. It won’t always be easy, fun, or exciting, but do it anyway. The power of discipline will take you places you never imagined.
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The creators of Muse Residences in Sunny Isles collaborated with Dr. Deepak Chopra for a groundbreaking wellness lifestyle concept.
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IMPACT Structures built using sustainable and regenerative design practices can better our health and enhance the human experience
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BY LOLA THÉLIN There has long been a link between a human’s habitat and health. “You can make the case that it’s been around since the first humans created firepits for warmth and cooking, and created shelters for themselves in caves,” says Jamie Gold, a wellness design consultant. Known as wellness design and architecture, this concept that “well” buildings and homes enhance an occupant’s well-being—from the physical to the emotional—has seen a surge in recent years. Post-pandemic, society has gained a new appreciation for the power of environment. The idea of “building for human health” is now a mainstream idea, according to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading research organization for the wellness industry. At its Fall 2021 symposium, GWI offered revealing data on wellness real estate: The global market grew 22 percent on average annually, MAY/JUNE 2022
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expanding from $148 billion in 2017 to $225 billion in 2019 to $275 billion in 2020. “There was a huge growth in wellness design pre-pandemic, as developers realized they could command higher prices for wellness communities,” says Gold, the author of Wellness by Design: A Room-byRoom Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness, and Happiness. “Now it’s not just a perceived ‘nice to have’ but a must-have as homebuyers seek shelter with health and safety in mind.” Indeed, South Florida high-rises, hotels, office buildings, and residences are seizing on the movement’s growth, implementing a variety of wellness-by-design practices that not only benefit a person’s health but also reduce hazard risk and offer accessibility, comfort, functionality, and enjoyment. A leading adviser in all things green, sustainable, and wellness-minded is Spinnaker Group, a West Palm Beach company that connects the built world with the latest sustainable, resilient, and healthy solutions. The firm also works with developers, owners, and design professionals to integrate sustainability and wellness in building projects. “Research demonstrates that when organizations prioritize health in their buildings, operations, and policies, they are more likely to benefit from increased employee productivity, reduced absenteeism, and retention of the best and brightest talent,” says Margaret Fitzsimons, vice president of sustainability at Spinnaker Group, whose clientele is 80 percent based in South Florida and boasts 100 to 150 active projects annually. The most innovative interventions include bringing nature into spaces through practices like biophilic design, which introduces nature both physically and conceptually. Furnishings (carpets, wood and tile flooring, paints, and cabinetry) and building materials COURTESY OF SPINNAKER GROUP
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From top: E11even Hotel & Residences’ world-class spa in Miami; the Spinnaker Group selected a biophilic design for its West Palm Beach headquarters; the Hilton West Palm Beach is a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certified Spinnaker Group client.
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(drywall, sealants, and caulking) are offered in low emissions and finishes that incorporate recycled content. “Third-party testing and verification agencies have elevated testing and reporting standards, allowing manufacturers to have their products tested and receive certifications that demonstrate both industry standard compliances and the healthy benefits of their products,” says Fitzsimons. Spinnaker helped create a rooftop amenity space, complete with a running track, water features, and garden areas, for Optima Office Buildings in Aventura and Hallandale Beach. Related Co.’s 360 Rosemary—West Palm Beach’s newest office building—was curated with sustainable materials and environment-forward features to offer tenants space for collaboration and relaxation, including an outdoor terrace and 360-degree views.
From top: A water feature at Miami’s E11even Hotel & Residences’ spa; Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences’ meditation space and hotel spa pools on Singer Island.
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Hospitality properties seeking to go beyond the traditional spas and comfy beds are finding that design innovations in the wellness space are ideal tools. With a mission concentrated on health and wellness, the Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island will embed wellness design throughout its property when it opens later this year, beginning with the entrance’s moon gate embodying the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. With 100,000 square feet dedicated to its spa
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Enhanced lighting, acoustics and thermal comfort, improvements in air and water quality, and using materials with reduced toxins are popular design interventions, but Fitzsimons is also seeing a trend toward interior and exterior restorative spaces. For example, at 2000 Ocean, a boutique beachfront project in Hallandale Beach, lemon trees, tall bamboos, and a mixture of local flora augment the meditation gardens. “Lush greenery and plant life are essential to mental health and overall well-being, offering holistic benefits like improved mood and cognitive performance,” says Saige Robb, general manager at 2000 Ocean, which will also be home to the largest living wall in South Florida. When complete, more than 8,000 plant species will cover the 2,000 square feet of wall space, demonstrating how to seamlessly incorporate nature into a development. Some residential properties are configuring wellness by design on a luxurious level. The creators of Muse Residences, a 68-unit oceanfront condominium in Sunny Isles, teamed up with prominent alternative medicine advocate Dr. Deepak Chopra to offer a revolutionary wellness lifestyle concept focused on the benefits of air, water, and light. Seven residences feature advanced purification of air and water through whole-home air filtration, a stand-alone air purification upgrade, whole-home water filtration, and a shower infuser to reduce chlorine. With an oceanfront location, the condominium is a perfect candidate for dynamic lighting el-
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and wellness facility, Amrit is slated to be the largest wellness center in the United States. To help all guests benefit the most from their experience, rooms will be equipped with a controlled lighting system that will influence their circadian rhythms. “The overall benefit of circadian lighting is to wake your body naturally without putting [it] into high stress,” says Neera Barot, a member of the Amrit ownership team. The property is also installing a reverse osmosis water filtration system to infuse water with natural minerals and reduce harmful contaminants, toxins, and impurities. PHOTO COURTESY OF SCG CERAMICS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED / GEOLUXE® // WELLNESS BY DESIGN (TILLER PRESS, 2020, © J. GOLD)
From top: Muse Residences in Sunny Isles; an outdoor living area featured in wellness design consultant Jamie Gold’s book, Wellness by Design.
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ements, engineered to provide an optimal environment. Chopra selected the residences’ furnishings and color choices for their calming and positive effect on moods. His global brand is also working with E11even Hotel & Residences in Miami to build a spa and studio focusing on the mind-body connection, as well as holistic well-being. Of course, for many, well-being begins at home. Before the pandemic, Gold, who focuses exclusively on residential projects, saw two major groups: seniors wanting to live safely and comfortably in their own homes, and young parents moving into their first apartments or homes. “What I learned firsthand in my 50s was that many of the features that help [seniors] benefit users of all ages and abilities,” says Gold. “For example, a zero-barrier home entry is great for someone using a walker or wheelchair, but also for someone pushing a stroller. A handheld massaging showerhead and bench can help someone with fatigue or balance issues, but also feels great for the tired athlete post-marathon.” These simple design choices allow people to safely and independently age in their homes, which can ultimately lead to greater health and happiness. “Wellness in design comes in different
ways,” says Mitch Kunik, founding partner of Affinity Architects in Boca Raton, who recently completed Ocean Reef’s Residence Club, designed exclusively for aging in place. “Yes, it can be physical products like carpet, cabinetry, and paint, but [it’s] also how you plan architecture around the lifestyle. It’s designing a surrounding that allows a person to function within their own home and apartment as they age.” These are often mechanical choices. A door lever rather than a standard doorknob is easier to grip. A master bedroom closet without doors or steps removes potential obstacles. Installing electrical outlets at a certain height reduces the need to bend down to access them. At the GWI symposium, a top senior research fellow discussed how a few years ago this concept was only strongly recognized by a select industry group and yet to be understood by the general public, builders, developers, and investors. Post-pandemic, design that includes wellness architecture is a goal for many— whether at home, at work, or on vacation. “The recent pandemic has heightened that awareness,” says Fitzsimons. “There’s an urgency to implement greater wellness and health and safety initiatives across all sectors.” «
Above: Related Co.’s 360 Rosemary, West Palm Beach’s newest office building, was curated with sustainable materials and environment-forward features.
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It’s no surprise that 55 of Aventura Magazine’s Top Doctors are part of Cleveland Clinic Florida’s medical team. Year after year, our physicians are recognized as some of the best in their fields. If you’re looking for top experts, you’ll find them practicing and teaching at our academic medical campus. Badih Adada, MD Rafael Arteta-Bulos, MD Cassann Blake, MD Howard Bush, MD Jose Cabral, MD Fernando Cabrera, MD Ves Dimov, MD Frank Eidelman, MD Barbara Ercole, MD Tolga Erim, DO Tamilla Fork, MD Pamela Frazzini Padilla, MD David Friedman, MD Chieh-Lin Fu, MD William Gans, MD Gabriel Gavrilescu, MD Surafel Gebreselassie, MD Amir Ghaznavi, MD John Greskovich, MD David Grossman, MD Mark Grove, MD Anas Hadeh, MD Carlos Higuera Rueda, MD Eric Hurtado, MD Jeffrey Jacobs, MD Brenda Jimenez Cantisano, MD Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD Ramon Lugo-Sanchez, MD
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Physician Profiles Aventura Magazine’s
On the following pages, you’ll discover our carefully curated list of 318 Top Doctors as chosen by their peers. We profile some of the most trusted and experienced physicians across Dade and neighboring Broward County, many of whom give their time and talents to make our community even stronger.
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Physician Profiles ADOLESCENT MEDICINE Metee Comkornruecha Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-668-5525 nicklauschildrens.org Lawrence B. Friedman University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-5880 doctors.umiamihealth.org Shaketha Gray Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-668-5525 nicklauschildrens.org Judith L. Schaechter University of Miami Health System Mailman Center for Child Development Miami 305-243-6631 doctors.umiamihealth.org
ABOUT THE LIST Medical decisions are some of the most important choices our readers make. In an effort to provide the best medical information available, AVENTURA Magazine has enlisted a professional marketing company, Professional Research Services of Troy, Michigan, to identify the Top Doctors in the Aventura area. Together we surveyed licensed physicians, asking them to reveal the best medical professionals in our area. These Top Doctors have been scrutinized for the legitimacy of their licenses as well as their status with the Florida Department of Health. While there are outstanding professionals who aren’t listed here, we hope you’ll give these doctors special consideration when choosing a medical professional.
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ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY Nicole Akar-Ghibril Memorial Healthcare System Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3030 jdch.com Hanadys Ale Memorial Healthcare System Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3030 jdch.com Maria A. Barcena Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida Doral 305-549-8869 allergyweb.com Ves Dimov Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5813 my.clevelandclinic.org Shahnaz Fatteh Asthma, Allergy Care Center of Florida Plantation 954-723-0334 asthmaallergycare.com Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida Miami Lakes 786-646-9280 sflallergy.com Yasmeen Khan Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-492-5525 allergyweb.com Gary I. Kleiner University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-8441 doctors.umiamihealth.org
ANESTHESIOLOGY Jeffrey Jacobs Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Charles Macias Venture Ambulatory Surgery Center North Miami Beach 305-652-2999 venturesurgerycenter.com Susan Sager Venture Surgery Center North Miami Beach 305-652-2999 venturesurgerycenter.com Mitchel Untracht Sheridan Healthcorp., Inc. Plantation 954-939-6588 goodsamaritanmc.com
BREAST SURGERY Cassann Blake Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5232 my.clevelandclinic.org Starr Mautner Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net Jane E. Méndez Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net Adrian Legaspi Sauter Center For Advanced Surgical Oncology Hialeah 305-820-6657 providers.steward.org Margaret E.G. Thompson Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5232 my.clevelandclinic.org
Vanitha Vasudevan Center For Advanced Surgical Oncology Hialeah 305-820-6657 providers.steward.org
CARDIAC SURGERY Redmond P. Burke Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-663-8401 nicklauschildrens.org Steven R. DeBeer Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-384-6829 msmc.com Joseph Lamelas University of Miami Health System Miami 305-689-2784 doctors.umiamihealth.org Frank Scholl Memorial Healthcare System Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3437 jdch.com Cedric Sheffield Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5000 my.clevelandclinic.org Allan Stewart Dr. Stewart - Cardiac Surgeon Miami 866-642-6782 drstewart.com
CARDIOLOGY Howard Bush Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5290 my.clevelandclinic.org Kevin M. Coy Miami International Cardiology Consultants Miami 305-571-0620 micc.com
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ARTHUR BREGMAN, MD A career devoted to innovations in psychiatry
When Arthur Bregman, MD, was training to be a psychiatrist in the 1970s, “there was a real stigma attached to mental health, even among medical students,” the Brooklyn, New York native recalls. Along with wondering why he’d chosen such an “odd” specialty, “people halfway expected me to be able to read minds.” Of course, he couldn’t. Still, he says, “I’ve always loved psychiatry, the mental health field, and giving to others.” After attending Stony Brook University in New York, he took a residency in adult psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, then went on to obtain a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry there. And he hasn’t stopped since 1979, when he earned his license: including over four decades as a longtime consultant with the University of Miami’s Department of Psychiatry. Since 1997, Bregman has held a variety of senior attending positions at Nicklaus Children’s (formerly Miami Children’s) Hospital—most recently, as chief of psychiatry. He has also established Bregman Medical group, a private psychiatric practice. But perhaps his greatest contributions have resulted from staying ahead—or at least just in front of—the curve. While at Nicklaus, Bregman developed a program that used a multidisciplinary approach to treat patients. “It was something that hadn’t been done before,” he recalls. Noticing his young patients’ reluctance to come to an office for treatment, he decided that they might be more comfortable off-site. Working with the State of Florida, he arranged for patients to be seen at Florida Baptist Children’s Home (FBCH), a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to underserved children. The project evolved into an established program called PsychSolutions, which, since its opening in 1993, has helped thousands of children, adults, and families. Building upon Bregman’s initial concept, it offers a wide range of therapies at home or school while psychiatric evaluations and medication management are provided at one of three licensed clinics, further reducing the need for hospitalization. It wasn’t the last time Bregman found himself ahead of trends. “A couple of years before the pandemic, I came up with the idea of telepsychiatry, working with IT engineers,” he says of his idea to develop encrypted software that would comply with state and federal confidentiality requirements. A great time-saver for patients, these virtual office visits were “as good as if not more effective in providing treatment,” notes Bregman. Along with reducing the stress that sometimes comes with in-person office visits, they also allow for timely treatment in a comfortable environment. Since the pandemic, Bregman says his entire practice is telemedicine. His latest project, on YouTube, is a series of podcasts ranging from dealing with depression and suicide to managing OCD, ADD/ADHD, and more. “Initially it was thought that children would outgrow ADHD but now we know that adults have it as well.” Like Lucy in the Peanuts cartoon, this psychiatrist is always “In” with regards to trends and caring for his patients—even from a distance. —Sandra Gurvis
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Physician Profiles CARDIOLOGY (Cont.) Tiffany (Sizemore) Di Pietro Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale 954-523-4141 cardiologyftlauderdale.com Esteban Escolar Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-680-5791 msmc.com Todd J. Florin South Florida Electrophysiology Aventura 786-565-2400 electrophysiologistmiami.com
COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY Rene Hartmann Jackson Medical Group Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialists Miami 305-271-0300 jacksonhealth.org Henry Lujan Jackson Medical Group Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialists Miami 305-271-0300 jacksonhealth.org
Juan C. Garcia Dr. Juan C. Garcia, MD Miami 305-273-6912
Floriano Marchetti University of Miami Health System Coral Gables 305-243-9110 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Enrique Hernandez Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins Miami 305-707-5688 advancedvcv.com
Juan Nogueras Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org
Gian Novaro Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5290 my.clevelandclinic.org
Gustavo Plasencia Jackson Medical Group Colorectal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialists Miami 305-271-0300 jacksonhealth.org
Wayne Pollak Memorial Healthcare System Aventura 954-265-7900 mhs.net Shaun D. Smithson Miami International Cardiology Consultants Aventura 305-792-0012 micc.com Stephen Tobias Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Pablo Urbandt Cardiology Consultants of West Broward Plantation 954-587-4112 82
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Dana Sands Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5278 my.clevelandclinic.org Eric Weiss Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Steven Wexner Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5278 my.clevelandclinic.org
CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE AND PULMONARY DISEASE Gustavo Ferrer Adventura Pulmonary Institute Hallandale Beach 954-482-4747 pulmonary-institute.com Anas Hadeh Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5450 my.clevelandclinic.org Ricardo Martinez-Ruiz VA Miami Health Care Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center Miami 305-575-7000 accesstocare.va.gov Franck Rahaghi Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Laurence Smolley Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5450 my.clevelandclinic.org Hector Vazquez Adventura Pulmonary Institute Hallandale Beach 954-482-4747 pulmonary-institute.com
DERMATOLOGY Cheryl Aber Lazarus Dermatology Bay Harbor Islands 305-864-6200 lazarusmd.com Betty Bellman Betty Bellman MD, PA Miami 305-534-8480 bettybellmanmd.com
Lesley Clark-Loeser Precision Skin Institute Davie 954-998-0345 precisionskininstitute.com Andy R. Green Andy R. Green, MD Miami 305-945-2877 Elyse Julian Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Aventura 305-931-6661 advancedderm.com Robert S. Kirsner University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6704 doctors.umiamihealth.org Phi-Van Le Riverchase Dermatology Weston 954-385-1544 riverchasedermatology.com Mark Steven Nestor Mark Steven Nestor, MD, PhD Aventura 305-933-6716 marknestormd.com Jerome R. Obed Broward Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists Fort Lauderdale 954-990-6591 browardderm.com Daniel Rivlin Miami Beach Skin Center Miami Beach 305-674-7075 miamibeachderm.com Martha Viera Dr. Martha Viera Coral Gables 305-239-5585 vieramarthamd.com
Igor Chaplik Aesthetix Skin Surgery Fort Lauderdale 954-772-0416 aesthetixskin.com
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YEILY HERNANDEZ MATO, MD
For this doctor, it’s never too late to start giving back
In 2008, Yeily Hernadez Mato, MD was a recent high school graduate— but she almost died at age 18 in a car accident. By 2017, Hernandez Mato was a medical student at St. George’s University School of Medicine. By 2019, she was on the cusp of starting her clinical rotation at University of Miami (UM)/Jackson Memorial—the very hospital where she’d been taken after the accident and “where they saved my life,” says Hernandez Mato, who received her MD in 2021. But the turnaround was made even more stunning by the fact that Hernandez Mato, who emigrated from Cuba at age 13 with her mother, had already hit a rough spot. “My mother worked 2 to 3 jobs to make ends meet,” she explains. But her mother became unemployed as Hernandez Mato struggled to recover from several operations, including facial reconstruction. “The doctors [at Jackson] were amazing, but I had no means for follow-up medical care.” Without health insurance, she turned to Community Health of South Florida (CHI), a nonprofit organization that works with vulnerable populations. “The doctors took great care of me and I promised myself that one day I would return and give back.” In late June of 2021, Hernandez Mato became a family medicine resident at the Brodes H. Hartley, Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. Hernandez Mato has always been focused on helping others. “My own experience as a patient in an underserved community gave me a sensitivity and appreciation for life that helps me connect with other patients,” she says. While in medical school in Grenada, Hernandez Mato received training in providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help prevent decompression sickness in local divers. She also worked with the Humanitarian Service Organization to provide supplies and medical assistance to families in need. In 2019, she returned to Miami. “I wanted to shift to domestic issues, such as providing comprehensive care, regardless of financial or immigration status and going deep into communities who need resources the most,” she says. Hernandez Mato hopes to pursue a fellowship in wound care/hyperbaric medicine. While still in medical school, she provided these treatments to patients at UM’s Wound Healing/Ostomy and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic. “It widened my knowledge and interest in wound care,” she says. “I developed a greater understanding of the community’s needs.” Despite the many challenges she’s faced, Hernandez Mato has no regrets. “In life, it’s how to react and bounce back,” she says. “It’s whether you consider yourself a survivor instead of victim.” —S.G.
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Physician Profiles EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT Agustin J. Arrieta South Florida ENT Associates Miami 305-380-6773 sfenta.org Sherry Levine South Florida ENT Associates Pembroke Pines 954-982-8441 sfenta.org Travis Lewis South Florida ENT Associates Weston 954-389-1414 sfenta.org Michael Medina Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5786 my.clevelandclinic.org Rafael R. Portela ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida Miami 305-669-7144 entsf.com Michael J. Rodriguez Gentra Center for Precision Medicine Coral Gables 305-676-8929 genteramed.com Carlos A. Torre Sleep, Snoring & Sinus Clinic of Florida Plantation 305-432-3440 sleepandsinus.com Leonardo A. Torres University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-3564 doctors.umiamihealth.org Donald T. Weed University of Miami Health System Coral Gables 305-243-0940 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES, AND METABOLISM
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GASTROENTEROLOGY Brenda Jimenez Cantisano Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Tolga Erim Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5646 my.clevelandclinic.org Andres Gelrud Gastro Health Miami 305-274-5500 gastrohealth.com
Pedro P. Llaneza Pedro P. Llaneza MD, PA Miami 305-598-9090 drllaneza.com Alison Schneider Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5646 my.clevelandclinic.org Michael Valladares GastroMed Miami 305-402-4563 gastromedmiami.com
GENERAL SURGERY Eddie Gomez Gastric Sleeve Center Miami 305-256-5030 gastricsleevecenter.com Gerardo J. Kahane Miami Dade Surgical Group Aventura 305-936-2565 miamidadesurgicalgroup.com Emanuele Lo Menzo Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Jose Manuel Martinez University of Miami Health System Coral Gables 305-243-2424 doctors.umiamihealth.org Raul Rosenthal Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5249 my.clevelandclinic.org Amit Sastry Center For Advanced Surgical Oncology Hialeah 305-820-6657 Samuel Szomstein Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5249 my.clevelandclinic.org
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BERTHA BAUM, DO Dr. Bertha Baum is a recognized board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon and considered a skin treatment expert. She provides her patients with the most current and advanced care for all conditions which affect the skin, hair, and nails. She is dedicated to the patients and understands that healthy skin can influence the quality of life. Dr. Baum has built a reputation as a top cosmetic dermatologist by providing leading-edge treatments, dedicated and personalized patient care, and excellent aesthetic results throughout her career. She is often asked to share her expertise with English- and Spanishspeaking media about the latest advancements in skin care technologies. She has the scientific and medical training to diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions and to perform advanced therapies to beautify the skin. Dr. Baum has collaborated in several publications, dermatological journals, and numerous book chapters. Dr. Baum remains committed to the highest standards of patient care and is involved in several professional organizations to stay
on the leading edge of advancements in her field. She regularly attends conferences to learn the most effective and safest dermal filler and toxin injection techniques and the latest laser and cosmetic treatment developments. Over the past years, she has provided a range of advanced cosmetic dermatology treatments, including fillers, neurotoxins, and laser technologies. Dr. Baum treats patients of all ages and skin types and has experience in pediatric, general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Baum is a proud alumna of a Hebrew school in Cali, Colombia. She graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelors of science in neuroscience Summa Cum Laude before receiving her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Baum completed an internship in Westchester Hospital, as well as a residency in dermatology at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Larkin Community Hospital (LCH), where she was chief resident during her last year. She is married with three kids and enjoys spending time with her family.
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GENERAL SURGERY (cont.) Vanitha Vasudevan Steward Center for Advanced Surgical Oncology - Palmetto Hialeah 305-820-6657 providers.steward.org
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Mustafa Tekin University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6006 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Brian Slomovitz Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-432-9321 msmc.com
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Morad Askari Revive Plastic Surgery Institute Coral Gables 305-600-5041 revivesurgery.com
Flavia Kutwak Miami Jewish Health Miami 305-751-8626
Seth D. Dodds University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-3000 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Cornel Lupu Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-614-2901 msmc.com
Alexander Krawiecki South Florida Surgery and Hand Care Aventura 786-519-4263 southfloridasurgery.com
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Frank D. Cirisano Women’s Cancer Care Center Aventura 305-405-0700 womenscancercare.com LEARN MORE ON PAGE 95
John P. Diaz Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net Ricardo E. Estape Institute for Gynecologic Oncology Miami 305-666-1811 gynoncinst.com 86
Alessandra Kostolias Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-697-5183 msmc.com
HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY Rafael Arteta-Bulos Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Chieh-Lin Fu Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org David Grossman Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org
Stephen D. Nimer University of Miami Health System Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Miami 305-243-1775 sylvester-doctors.umiamihealth.org Siddhartha Venkatappa Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net
INFECTIOUS DISEASE Maria Gabriela Ale-Castro VildMed, Inc. Miami Shores 305-756-6110 vilmedidhealthcare.com Carlos I. Bustamante InfectionRX Aventura 305-933-8433 infectionrx.com Joseph C. Chan Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-614-2901 msmc.com Simon M. Edelstein InfectionRX Aventura 305-933-8433 infectionrx.com Robert J. Hernandez Miami Infectious Disease Miami 305-271-1919 Cynthia I. Rivera Academic & Clinical Infectious Diseases Miami Beach 305-674-2766 acidmd.com Claudio D. Tuda Academic & Clinical Infectious Diseases Miami Beach 305-674-2766 acidmd.com
INTERNAL MEDICINE Vivian S. Birnbaum Mount Sinai Emergency Center Cancer Center and Diagnostic Center Aventura 305-760-9895 msmc.com Gabriel Gavrilescu Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5867 my.clevelandclinic.org Carmen M. Hurtado AssociatesMD Weston 954-384-1800 associatesmd.com Yael Deborah Myers Soffer Health Institute Aventura 305-792-0555 sofferhealth.com Daniel Perez Perez & Denney MD, PA Plantation 954-584-6320 mdvip.com Darby Sider Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5867 my.clevelandclinic.org
MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE Amy Flick Pembroke Perinatal Center Pembroke Pines 954-416-2396 toplinemd.com Adolfo Gonzalez-Garcia Premiere Perinatal Associates Fort Lauderdale 954-468-3080 premiereperinatal.com Dibe Martin Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists of South Florida South Miami 305-662-6367 toplinemd.com
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SUSAN B. FOX, DO Dr. Susan B. Fox, (DO, RPVI, FSVM, DABVLM) has treated veins and vascular disease for over 20 years and is a pioneer in her field. She was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to perform Endovenous laser and ClariVein for venous insufficiency. She has been at the forefront of vein therapy since 2000 and offers cuttingedge, minimally invasive therapies with minimal to no scarring and little downtime. She has also developed her own vein treatment techniques. Dr. Fox trained at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland and then opened the first vein and vascular medicine center at Case Western Reserve University, where she served as an associate professor. Over the years, she has served as a physician educator for many corporations
and lectured nationally in English and Spanish. She is the owner of Fox Vein and Laser Experts, which has expanded to offer laser treatments, microneedling, skin rejuvenation, injectables, body contouring with Physiq, hair restoration, hair removal, peels, facials, tattoo removal, acne, spot treatments, and so much more. Fox Vein and Laser Experts has performed various studies with many corporations. Dr. Fox recently completed a study for hair restoration with AnteAGE and had amazing results with hair growth. “Patients were always so happy with their legs they asked what else we could do,” says Dr. Fox. “That is when we started expanding.”
SUSAN B. FOX, DO
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MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE (cont.) Letty Romary Pembroke Perinatal Center Pembroke Pines 954-416-2396 toplinemd.com
NEONATAL AND PERINATAL MEDICINE Shu Wu Jackson Health System Miami 305-585-6408 jacksonhealth.org
NEPHROLOGY Alberto B. Esquenazi Miami Kidney Group South Miami 305-662-3984 miamikidney.com Surafel Gebreselassie Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 216-444-6771 my.clevelandclinic.org Robenson Jean-Marie North Miami Kidney Center Miami 786-615-3430 Michael T. Lemont Kidney & Hypertension Specialists of Miami, P.A. Miami 305-835-7045 kidneydr.anthonyhosting.com Dianne Sandy Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5148 my.clevelandclinic.org
NEUROLOGY Bruno V. Gallo The Neurology Group Miami 305-596-2080 theneurologygroupmiami.com
Jeffrey Gelblum First Choice Neurology Aventura 305-936-9393 fcneurology.net Ramon Lugo-Sanchez Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5670 my.clevelandclinic.org
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Eric Hurtado Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org
Carol L. Karp University of Miami Health System Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami 305-243-2020 bascompalmer-doctors.umiamihealth. org Matthew D. Kay Jaffe Eye Institute Aventura 305-945-7433 jaffe-eye.com
Elvire Jacques Perinatal Center of Florida Hollywood 954-447-2704 perinatalcenterfl.com
Badih Adada Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org
Clones Lans Total Women Wellness Center Miami 305-705-4575 totalwomenwellness.com
Michael E. Gomez Baptist Health South Florida Miami Neuroscience Institute Miami 786-596-3876 miami-neuroscience-doctors.baptisthealth.net
Pamela Frazzini Padilla Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org
Anup Kubal Your Eye Specialists Aventura 786-955-6256 akerkasten.com
Amy L. Sonnenblick Amy L. Sonnenblick MD, LLC Plantation 954-635-6243 amysonnenblickmd.com
Richard K. Parrish II University of Miami Health System Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami 305-243-2020 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Andrés G Sárraga Storch Sárraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Aventura 305-932-3200 storchplasticsurgery.com
Vitaly Siomin Baptist Health South Florida Miami Neuroscience Institute Miami 786-596-3876 doctors.baptisthealth.net Linda Sternau Premier Brain & Spine Aventura 305-697-2848 premierbrainandspine.com
Raul Mederos Lamas Surgical Associates Hialeah 305-698-0112
Seza A. Gulec Surgical Specialists of Miami Aventura 305-918-7050 surgicalspecialistsmiami.com
Henry Alvarez Henry Alvarez MD PA South Miami 305-667-1671
Najib Saba Center For Diagnostic Imaging Digital Medical Imaging Aventura 786-923-2000 cdimiami.com
Audina M. Berrocal University of Miami Health System Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami 305-243-2020 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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Anil Vedula Your Eye Specialists Aventura 786-955-6256 yeseyespecialists.com LEARN MORE ON PAGE 91
Sonia H. Yoo University of Miami Health System Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Miami 305-243-2020 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Joseph Hoffman Eye Centers of South Florida North Miami Beach 305-947-0027 southflorida.eyemd.org
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ANDREW P. AMUNATEGUI, MD, PA Dr. Andrew P. Amunategui is a board-certified plastic surgeon celebrating 25 years of cosmetic surgery practice this year exclusively in Aventura. His practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the face and body and Neograft Hair Transplantation. His surgicenter is fully accredited by the State of Florida, and he uses only doctor anesthesiologists (not nurse anesthetists). Dr. Amunategui started his education at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and culminated with a cosmetic surgery fellowship with internationally renowned cosmetic plastic surgeons. Dr. Amunategui is known for his individualized approach to cosmetic enhancement and his techniques for minimizing postoperative discomfort. Most of his patients will not need to take
narcotic pain pills after their procedures. His artistic eye allows him to envision the most natural, complementary cosmetic rejuvenation and enhancements that one can achieve. His inperson consultations in a boutique atmosphere, along with his professional staff, help each person achieve aesthetic goals. His office also offers services by his certified esthetician in a spalike environment. He is known for state-of-the-art plastic surgery including the use of Ideal breast implants as well as his innovative “BBL D-lite” procedure. All surgical clients receive a personal phone call from Dr. Amunategui on the night of surgery and are seen in his office the day after a surgical procedure.
ANDREW P. AMUNATEGUI, MD, PA
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ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Jorge Manrique-Succar Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5430 my.clevelandclinic.org Preetesh Patel Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Aldo Riesgo Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5124 my.clevelandclinic.org Carlos Higuera Rueda Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5430 my.clevelandclinic.org Eric D. Schiffman Aventura Orthopedics Aventura 305-933-9440 aventuraorthopedics.com Ettore Vulcano Mount Sinai Emergency Center Cancer Center and Diagnostic Center Aventura 305-692-1080 msmc.com
PAIN MEDICINE Neel Amin Advanced Relief Institute Oakland Park 954-678-1074 advancedreliefinstitute.com LEARN MORE ON PAGE 96
Mark Fishman South Florida Spine & Sports Specialists Miramar 954-438-7000 southfloridaspineandsports.com
Christian D. Gonzalez Spine and Wellness Centers of America Aventura 305-974-5533 spinewellnessamerica.com Ian Kowalski Pain Plus - Compassionate Medicine Davie 954-900-3163 painplus.com Dennis J. Patin University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-9369 doctors.umiamihealth.org Chane N. Price University of Miami Health System Coral Gables 305-243-6605 doctors.umiamihealth.org
PATHOLOGY Julie Friedman Quest Diagnostics Miramar 954-378-5000 questdiagnostics.com
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Jack Bandel Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Aventura 305-933-3035 nicklauschildrens.org Kak-Chen Chan Memorial Healthcare System Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3437 jdch.com Leslie Flores Pediatrix Cardiology of South Florida Plantation 954-583-0812 mednax.com Juanita Hunter University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-5430 doctors.umiamihealth.org
PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Jason L. Adler Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida, PA Hollywood 954-265-4450 pccsf.com Allan M. Greissman Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida, PA Hollywood 954-265-4450 pccsf.com Juan Pablo Solano University of Miami Health System Miami 305-689-3627 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Janine E. Sanchez University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-2920 doctors.umiamihealth.org
PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY Richard Arboleda Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates Miami 786-888-2480 pedga.com Luis F. Caicedo Oquendo Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 786-624-3400 nicklauschildrens.org Willam I. Muinos Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-661-6110 nicklauschildrens.org
Giovanna Ciocca Ciocca Dermatology Miami 305-273-7998 cioccadermatology.com
PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
Ana M. Duarte Children’s Skin Center Miami 305-669-6555 childrensskincenter.com
Julio C. Barredo University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-5302 doctors.umiamihealth.org
PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Yong Bao University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-2920 doctors.umiamihealth.org Gary D. Berkovitz University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-2920 doctors.umiamihealth.org Alejandro Diaz Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-662-8368 nicklauschildrens.org
Doured Daghistani Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 305-274-1662 doctors.baptisthealth.net Maggie E. Fader Kidz Medical Services Miami 305-662-8360 kidzmedical.com
PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE Charles D. Mitchell University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-4625 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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AARUP KUBAL, MD ANIL VEDULA, MD Dr. Aarup Kubal and Dr. Anil Vedula founded their practice Your Eye Specialists (YES) over a decade ago in South Florida. Over the last 10 years, they have distinguished themselves as the best cataract and LASIK surgeons in Aventura and South Florida. Collectively, Dr. Kubal and Dr. Vedula have performed tens of thousands of cataract and LASIK surgeries with excellent patient outcomes. As experienced LASIK and laser eye cataract surgeons, Your Eye Specialists offers unmatched results with the least downtime. Dr. Aarup Kubal and Dr. Anil Vedula pride themselves in providing patients with the most technologically advanced treatment options and compassionate care. Dr. Anil Vedula is a fellowship trained corneal surgeon who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, medical and surgical treatments of corneal diseases, and general ophthalmology. Dr. Vedula attended Duke University as an undergraduate, where he received the Faculty Scholar award, the highest award given by the faculty, and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to earn his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools, graduating in
the top of his class. Dr. Vedula then completed his residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top residency program and eye hospital. He stayed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute completing a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Aarup Kubal is dual fellowship trained in glaucoma and corneal disease. He specializes in cataract surgery, premium intraocular lens implants, laser vision correction (LASIK), surgical glaucoma, and corneal transplantation. He attended Harvard University as an undergraduate, where he graduated summa cum laude. He went on to earn his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. Dr. Kubal stayed in Baltimore for his residency training, which he completed at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Kubal then went on to complete a fellowship at Minnesota Eye Consultants, one of the most prestigious surgery fellowships in the country. Dr. Kubal is considered an expert and pioneer in the most advanced forms of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).
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PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY Lindsay Dudeck University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-3100 doctors.umiamihealth.org Roberto F. Lopez-Alberola University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-3100 doctors.umiamihealth.org
PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY Toba Niazi Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-662-8386 nicklauschildrens.org
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PEDIATRIC SURGERY Fuad Alkhoury Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Miami 305-662-8320 nicklauschildrens.org
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PEDIATRICS (GENERAL) Rachel Cyrlak Children’s Medical Center Hollywood 954-989-6000 toplinemd.com Ana M. Hernández-Puga Ana M. Hernández-Puga MD Miami 305-614-3017 toplinemd.com
PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION Shaun Corbett Miami Jewish Health Miami 305-751-8626 miamijewishhealth.org Mark S. Fishman South Florida Spine & Sports Specialists Miramar 954-438-7000 southfloridaspineandsports.com Laura Y. Huang University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6605 doctors.umiamihealth.org Diana M. Molinares Mejia University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6605 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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Trinh Nguyen Pediatric Associates Plantation 855-543-9362 pediatricassociates.com
Timothy Tiu University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6605 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Lisa J. Sirota Children’s Medical Associates, P.A. Plantation 954-473-1101 childrensmedicalassociation.com
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Nicole S. Torres University of Miami Health System Miami 305-689-3627 doctors.umiamihealth.org
Andrew P. Amunategui Andrew P. Amunategui, MD, PA Aventura 305-931-9316 drandrewamunategui.com LEARN MORE ON PAGE 89
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ANDRES G. SARRAGA, MD ALONSO MARTIN, MD Beauty starts from within! Dr. Andres Sarraga and Dr. Alonso Martin are board-certified physicians who specialize in helping you look and feel your best. Dr. Sarraga has over 10 years of plastic surgery experience with a focus on aesthetic surgery and treatments of the face, breast, and body. He exceeds in oculoplastic (eyelid) and aesthetic facial surgery procedures. After extensive training and research, he has developed a scarless rhinoplasty technique that reshapes the nose with no visible incisions. Dr. Sarraga also pioneered his patented “Healiotherapy” protocols to harness the power of light to help patients accelerate recovery from surgery and aesthetic procedures. Originally from Southern California, Dr. Martin brings his extensive knowledge in family medicine and aesthetics to the Sarraga Plastic Surgery Facility. He is a talented clinician, thought leader, and expert in helping people improve their beauty and longevity with a modern approach. He combines collagenstimulating PDO threads with Botox and fillers to harmonize the face, an innovative approach to achieving beautiful results. Those looking for wellness treatments will find a variety of
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ANDRES G. SARRAGA, MD AND ALONSO MARTIN, MD 21110 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 103
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ALEXANDER KRAWIECKI, MD Aventura Hand Center is the premier location for worldclass hand and wrist treatment. Dr. Krawiecki is board certified and fellowship-trained at the internationally recognized Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery. “Dr. K” (as his patients call him) is the first to minimize his incredibly impressive accolades. He reminds you of what bedside manner truly means. Don’t be fooled by his humble nature and warm smile. Dr. Krawiecki has been at the forefront of his specialty for over a decade. From participating in one of the nation’s first bilateral hand transplants to treating professional musicians and athletes, he’s the hand surgeon of choice for doctors and surgeons who only trust his sharp clinical judgment and precise surgical technique. Patients flock to him for his superior outcomes using both traditional and regenerative medicine. Dr. Krawiecki’s state-of-the-art methods, including minimally invasive procedures, permit his patients’ speedy recoveries without impairment. Additionally, countless surgical treatments are performed using only local anesthesia. Not surprisingly, Dr. Krawiecki is consistently rated five stars. We are lucky to have this extraordinary doctor so close to home.
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PODIATRY Tamara Fishman Primary Foot Care Center, Inc. North Miami Beach 305-948-8496 primaryfootcare.com Adriana Strimbu Adriana Strimbu, DPM, P.A. Hallandale Beach 954-455-9404 hallandalebeachfootdoctor.com Marie Williams Marie Williams, DPM, PLLC Aventura 305-932-9232 footandanklesouthflorida.com
PSYCHIATRY Rishi Kakar Segal Trials Miami Lakes 877-734-2588 segaltrials.com Gary H. Kramer Gary H. Kramer, MD Miami Beach 305-604-8990 ghkmd.com Patrick Pinchinat Comprehensive Psychiatric Care, Inc Pembroke Pines 954-392-6099
RADIATION ONCOLOGY Michael D. Chuong Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 miami-cancer-doctors.baptisthealth.net Jessika A. Contreras Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net John Greskovich Jr. Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org Rupesh R. Kotecha Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net Minesh P. Mehta Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net Mihir Naik Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org Maria-Amelia Rodrigues Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Miami 786-596-2000 doctors.baptisthealth.net
FRANK CIRISANO, MD Dr. Frank Cirisano, MD has more than 25 years of experience treating patients with cancer of the ovaries, uterus, and cervix. He is a graduate of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his formal training at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Duke University Medical Center. Under his leadership, The Women’s Cancer Care Center uses the latest robotic surgery technology, which is performed on an outpatient basis. With this robotic approach, hysterectomy patients may go home the same day and return to work within one week. They experience reduced risks of bleeding and infection. Cancer screening tests offered at the center include PAP smear with HPV assay, BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing, pelvic ultrasound, and pelvic exams. With these screening tools, patients with early cancer detection may benefit from higher cure rates and quicker recovery. This screening and early detection platform has also been scaled to the international needs of developing countries through his outreach foundation, the Women’s Cancer Care Fund, empowering patients around the world to leverage innovations in healthcare.
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RADIOLOGY Jean Jose University of Miami Health System Lennar Foundation Medical Center Coral Gables 305-689-0307 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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NEEL H. AMIN, MD Dr. Neel H. Amin is double board-certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain management. He leads the highly-skilled team at Advanced Relief Institute in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park. His goal is to provide comprehensive and innovative treatment plans for chronic pain utilizing exceptional customer service and outstanding results. Dr. Amin completed his medical school training and anesthesiology residency at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He pursued his pain fellowship at the country’s leading program at University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Amin has a passion for providing a multidisciplinary approach to treat chronic pain so his patients can feel their best physically and emotionally. He understands that pain management procedures combined with physical therapy and other modalities must be complemented by dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Amin has a vision of helping people lead more fruitful lives through comprehensive pain management, employing the latest regenerative medicine techniques for finding relief, including stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies. He provides targeted therapies for low back, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, occipital neuralgia, shingles, neuropathy, and many other conditions.
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RHEUMATOLOGY Reuven Bromberg Miami Rheumatology, LLC Miami 305-250-9998 miamirheumatology.com Eric L. Greidinger University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-7545 doctors.umiamihealth.org
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SLEEP MEDICINE Alexandre R. Abreu University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6387 doctors.umiamihealth.org Salim Dib University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6387 doctors.umiamihealth.org Laurence Smolley Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5450 my.clevelandclinic.org Isaac Talmaciu Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy Associates Plantation 954-583-1056 mhs.net Carlos A. Torre Sleep, Snoring & Sinus Clinic of Florida Plantation 305-432-3440 sleepandsinus.com
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THORACIC SURGERY Dao M. Nguyen University of Miami Health System Miami 305-689-3366 doctors.umiamihealth.org Fernando Safdie Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-384-6829 msmc.com Roy F. Williams Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach 305-384-6829 msmc.com
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UROLOGY Fernando Cabrera Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5188 my.clevelandclinic.org Barbara Ercole Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5188 my.clevelandclinic.org Angelo E. Gousse Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute Aventura 305-606-7028 gousseurology.com Bruce R. Kava University of Miami Health System Miami 305-243-6090 doctors.umiamihealth.org Martin L. Madorsky Urology Center of South Florida Miami 305-270-6000 ucentersf.com Nicolas Muruve Cleveland Clinic - Weston Hospital Weston 954-659-5188 my.clevelandclinic.org Robert Puig Urology Specialty Care Miami 305-275-5525 toplinemd.com Mark Soloway Memorial Healthcare System Aventura 305-682-2580 mhs.net
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2022 TOP PHYSICIANS Lawrence B. Friedman, M.D. Gary I. Kleiner, M.D., PhD Joseph Lamelas, M.D. Floriano Marchetti, M.D. Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD Leonardo A. Torres, M.D. Donald T. Weed, M.D., FACS Roy Weiss, M.D., PhD Jose Manuel Martinez, M.D. Mustafa Tekin, M.D. Seth D. Dodds, M.D. Dennis J. Patin, M.D. Chane N. Price, M.D. Juanita Hunter, M.D. Juan Pablo Solano, M.D. Yong Bao, M.D. Gary D. Berkovitz, M.D. Janine E. Sanchez, M.D. Julio C. Barredo, M.D. Charles D. Mitchell, M.D. Chryso Pefkaros Katsoufis, M.D. Lindsay Dudeck, M.D Roberto F. Lopez-Alberola, M.D. Nicole A. Mavrides, M.D. Andrew R. Colin, M.D. Marie Myrtha Gregoire-Bottex, M.D. Juan E. Sola, M.D. Nicole S. Torres, M.D. Laura Y. Huang, M.D. Diana M. Molinares Mejia, M.D. Timothy Tiu, M.D. Brian S. Jewett, M.D. George R. Attia, M.D. Eric L. Greidinger, M.D. Ozlem Pala, M.D. Alexandre R. Abreu, M.D. Salim Dib, M.D. Thomas Michael Best, M.D., PhD Timothy Tiu, M.D. Dao M. Nguyen, M.D. Bruce R. Kava, M.D. Jorge Rey, M.D. Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., F.A.C.S Audina M. Berrocal, M.D. Carol L. Karp, M.D. Richard K. Parrish, II, M.D. Sonia H. Yoo, M.D. Jean Jose, D.O., M.S. Judith L. Schaechter, M.D., MBA Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
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OCEANIC Extravaganza London’s most fashionable (and extraordinary) spot—Sexy Fish—has come ashore in the heart of Brickell. The Asian-inspired restaurant fosters a multisensory, under-thesea journey that’s completely over the top. Designed in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Caring, Sexy Fish’s interiors dazzle with oversized mermaid sculptures and colossal collections of glass mosaics complemented by glittery aquatic artwork by Damien Hirst—all illuminated by Frank Gehry–designed fish lamps. The food boasts a similar showmanship, often plated on bespoke dishware and shrouded in clouds of dry ice.
Must-try items include yellowfin tartare, crispy duck and watermelon salad, caramelized black cod, Eryngii mushroom tempura and truffle, and King crab and bone marrow. The cocktails are studies in next-level mixology, each underscored by a surprising flavor duet, embellished by artisan ingredients. We recommend the whiskey-spiked Cherry and Almond and the clarified, vodka-forward Raspberry and Yogurt. In total, Sexy Fish reveals a vibrant and surreal, foodie-forward ocean fantasy that’s every bit worth the hype. (sexyfish miami.com) —Paul Rubio
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AVM: For those who are new to your brand, tell us a bit about Ferrari Trento sparkling wines. Lunelli: As is true for every great wine, Ferrari Trento is an expression of its own territory. The style, elegance, and longevity of our sparkling wines come from the mountains of Trentino in the Italian Alps and its unique climate and terroir. This year we celebrate our 120th anniversary. Ferrari has earned worldwide recognition as the premier producer of Italian luxury sparkling wines and it is a symbol of the Italian art of living. Our winery has maintained its authentic roots as a family-owned company with deep ties to the Trentino region. Your sparkling wine is often compared to top Champagnes. What’s your take on that? Champagne represents a French tradition, while Ferrari Trento is an expression of Italian lifestyle. Ferrari Trento wines are made in the same traditional method and with the same grape varieties as Champagne, yet they are different and distinctive in that they come from the Italian Alps of the Trentino region, cultivated at great altitude. It is this mountain viticulture that makes Trentodoc sparkling wines like ours truly unique, not only in Italy but in the world. How were you able to rise above Formula 1’s Champagne legacy and become the official toast of Formula 1? The Formula 1 podium, which is the most iconic celebration in the world of sport, has always been a dream for us, and now it has come true.
Formula 1 has arrived in Miami to a groundswell of excitement. With it comes all the flash, excess, pomp, and circumstance one could expect from the world-renowned Grand Prix—including grand exhibitions and activations by the race’s official sparkling wine, Ferrari Trento. Aventura sat down with Matteo Lunelli, president and CEO of Ferrari Winery—Italy’s leading producer of luxury sparkling wines—to discuss the honor of landing on the Formula 1 podium and how the race has become a platform for introducing the brand to the Miami market. (ferraritrento.com/en) —P.R.
Thanks to a partnership with Ferarri Winery and Matteo Luneli (above), drivers who find themselves in the winner’s circle at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix will celebrate by spraying Ferrari Trento sparkling wine.
Formula 1 selected us because we share common values of passion and excellence. This is not the first time that our Trentodoc sparkling wine has overtaken Champagne at an important international event. For example, it was selected as the official toast of the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles for five consecutive years. How will the Miami Grand Prix be a new launching point for the brand in America? The arrival of Formula 1 in Miami is exciting for us as a brand. To be a part of this phenomenon is a great opportunity because the U.S. market is a strategic market for us and the F1 partnership is starting to open doors that previously were not always an option, including a chance to further establish our presence and distribution in Florida, one of the top markets for wine consumption in the U.S. What’s the best way to celebrate the partnership between Formula 1 and Ferrari Trento? Inside of the track, we will bring a touch of joy and Italian style—not only on the podium but to the entire event, as the official sparkling wine. Around town we will hold several activations at prestigious hotels, such as The Breakers, The Fontainebleau, the Boca Golf & Racquet Club, and the Loews. It’s also possible to celebrate this partnership at home. In honor of this year’s inaugural Grand Prix in Miami, we have a new bottle that celebrates the city. It’s part of our Ferrari F1 Limited Edition line, complementing a range that honors the Grands Prix at Silverstone, Monza, and Suzuka. This is truly a one-of-a-kind collector’s piece for our fans and our way of honoring this vibrant city that will now forever be a part of F1 race history.
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The headlining name in French Med dining-meets-nightlife has landed in Miami, this time at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. The St. Tropez– imbued concept is a lavish affair of European indulgences (expect plenty of Champagne, caviar, truffle, and lobster on the menu) and also a wild time of tableside (and tabletop) dancing, costumed performances, and (possibly incriminating) what-happens-inSouth-Beach-staysin-South-Beach fun. (bagatelle.com)
Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club It’s logical to assume that a slick, feet-in-the-sand establishment would thrive during daylight hours, but Joia’s prime time arrives post sunset. As the cocktails and sea breeze mix, the illuminated beachfront lounge swells with the who’s who of Miami mingling to the sounds of DJ-led beats. The adjoining alfresco restaurant entertains a scene-heavy dinner crowd, enjoying modern Mediterranean fare, Tulum-inspired surrounds—and documenting the experience across the trendiest social media channels. (joiabeachmiami.com) —P.R.
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THE JUICY LUCY AT WHITMANS Famed fast-casual burger joint Whitmans New York has arrived in South Beach, and with it comes plenty of epically messy and delicious creativity between the bun. A menu standout is the Juicy Lucy, a hot pocket of pimento cheese encased by two beef short rib blend patties, topped with caramelized onions, bibb lettuce, tomato, spicy pickles, and a special sauce. (whitmansmiami.com)
THE FRITA AT KUSH HOSPITALITY RESTAURANTS The winner of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s official Burger Bash in 2021, The Frita is pure burger bliss. This carnivore’s delights consists of a 5-oz. patty, stacked with Swiss cheese, bacon, guava jelly, and potato stix, all smothered in LoKal sauce (a creamy Russian dressing of sorts) and then sandwich-pressed to crispy perfection. Get your Frita fix at multiple places throughout the 305: at Café Kush in the MiMo District, Tobacco Road by Kush in downtown, Kush Hialeah, Kush Coconut Grove, and Kush Wynwood. (kushhospitality.com) —P.R.
CHUG BURGER AT CHUG’S DINER « The all-American burger is the all-star of chef Michael Beltran’s Cuban-American diner in Coconut Grove. The juicy patty is layered with American cheese, bread-and-butter pickles, shaved lettuce, and secret Chug sauce on a house-made sesame bun. Pair it with a side like yuca bites or beans and rice to add Cuban flavor to the mix. (chugsdiner.com)
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Spring Flings New behind the bar this season is Basbas— a smooth, small-batch, herbal liqueur from the Balearic Islands that follows a 400-year-old secret family recipe. Now available in select U.S. markets (including Miami) the spirit is a beautiful balancing act of a dozen-plus farmed and foraged herbs from the Balearic Islands, aged for a year in handmade Portuguese copper stills. Notes of sage, citrus, anise, cinnamon, and rosemary excite the senses, whether you’re drinking the liqueur on the rocks or enjoying it as the star of its own spring cocktail, such as the Basbas Mojito or the Basbas Negroni. Read on to make your own at home. (masbasbas.com) –P.R.
Basbas Mojito What you’ll need for a single serving: 2 oz. Basbas 1 oz. fresh lime juice 10 fresh mint leaves Ice Soda water Combine Basbas, lime juice, and most of the mint leaves with ice, then gently muddle. Top with soda water and garnish with remaining mint leaves.
Basbas Negroni What you’ll need for a single serving: 2 oz. Basbas 1/2 oz. Suze liqueur 1 oz. dry vermouth Ice Orange peel
Combine spirits in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well-chilled. Strain into a glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with orange peel.
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BLOCKCHAIN.COM MIAMI PADEL WHO: Blockchain.com Miami Padel WHERE: Island Gardens, Miami TO BENEFIT: The inaugural open kicked off the World Padel Tour 2022 season in Miami, bringing together the best within the sport of padel. Guests enjoyed first-class entertainment, premium dining, beverage programming, and curated shopping experiences.
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MIAMI CONCOURS WHO & WHERE: Miami Design District TO BENEFIT: The shopping destination hosted its fifth annual Miami Concours, showcasing 60 of the world’s most soughtafter exotic post-war automobiles. ALINA SENHORETI, BRETT DAVID, CLAUDE SENHORETI
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GRAND OPENING WHO: Honey Birdette WHERE: Aventura Mall TO BENEFIT: The global lingerie retailer celebrated its first East Coast boutique opening with a party featuring DJ Anna de Farran and chances for guests to win up to $1,000 in gift cards, goodies, and more.
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This Memorial Day weekend, make the most of surf, sand, and sky at the Hyundai Air & Sea Show taking over Miami Beach May 28-29. Daily activities start with ThunderCats boat races, sea performances by professional Jet Ski riders, and a Cigarette Powerboat racing demonstration showcasing 10 state-of-the-art boats. Then, look up as parachute teams and military craft take to the skies. A “Music Explosion” concert will kick off the evening’s festivities, with rock band 3 Doors Down set to perform Saturday. The event culminates with a special pyrotechnic demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, before a fireworks show illuminates the night sky. (usasalute.com) —Melissa Puppo 116
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