Aventura Magazine October 2021

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KEEPING THE FAITH

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CONTENTS

OCTOBER 2021 FEATURES 54 / NO PLACE LIKE HOME Maria Buccellati embraces a new chapter in Miami By Paige Bowers

64 / AUTO MOTIVES Gear up for season with high-impact fall looks Photography by Navid

74 / PLAYING FAVORITES Miami’s top designers share five of their most loved design projects By Melissa Puppo

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28 / DIY

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Say hello to the Lamborghini 63, the new motor yacht for Tecnomar

GOURMAND 93 / HOT SPOT

30/ THE LOOK

Private dining excellence at Haiku

Shop pink, plus wild color combos and unexpected prints

94 / LOCAL BITES

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Best bites from Bal Harbour, steak house superstars, Itamae’s new locale, and more

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Opals exude opulence

38 / BEAUTY BEAT ASHLEY MEYER

By Howard Walker

48 / HIGH SEAS

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Mini’s latest convertible puts the thrill back in driving

Cabaret nights at Le Rouge, Miami hotels to check out now, Zero Empty Spaces opens in Hallandale, and more

A preview of Beauty & The Board’s charcuterie offerings

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPHER: JERRY RABINOWITZ MODEL: MARIA BUCCELLATI LOCATION: BUCCELLATI RESIDENCE, MIAMI BEACH

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ESCAPE 41/ WANDERLUST A luxe mountain hideaway in Montana By Daphne Nikolopoulos

The secretive stories behind liqueurs and bitters By Mark Spivak

102 / SOCIAL STUDIES Fabulous events around town

LAST LOOK 108 / SPOOKTACULAR

Exciting scares at Haunted Circus Miami

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FROM THE EDITOR

October is that time of the year when our thoughts turn to home and nesting. Be it because of the impending holidays, the cooler weather, or the return of our seasonal residents, gathering at home has never been more front of mind. For this home-themed issue, we take you inside the Palm Island residence of cover model Maria Buccellati. Maria, you likely know, is the uber-stylish creative director of Faith Connexion, and her creativity extends to her abode. Naturally, everything about the house is chic and elegant, but what really makes it home is the people who fill it. Maria loves to host other creatives and be surrounded by the energy of friends, and this home, with its open plan and abundant light, allows her to do just that. Read more about this powerhouse and her Miami lifestyle in “No Place Like Home,” starting on page 54. This month, we also feature some of our top local designers and their favorite rooms. In “Playing Favorites” (page 74), we visit spaces that have lingered in designers’ minds long after the project was completed. From a modern outdoor oasis to a bathroom that wouldn’t look out of place in a luxury hotel, we have gathered inspiration from the pros that is pure eye candy. And since everyone is busy building or renovating at the moment, the story has a practical application, too. We round out the issue with a fashion editorial that will get you revved up for a fall wardrobe refresh. Sophisticated looks for day and night—juxtaposed with equally elegant automobiles—speak to our collective renewed interest in dressing up and living life to the fullest. See all the sartorial possibilities in “Auto Motives” on page 64. Happy reading!

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A collaboration between hospitality guru David Grutman and singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams, The Goodtime Hotel on Miami Beach celebrates the opulence and nostalgia of the Art Deco aesthetic over nearly 100,000 square feet of public space. Ken Fulk’s whimsical design, anchored by peachy pink and vintage green, sets the scene for a stay that’s sure to impress. During the day, relax in a cabana on the rooftop deck underscored by two parallel pools. This outdoor space is also home to a rotating roster of global musicians and entertainment. When not sunbathing, utilize the property’s beach club, gym equipped with Peloton equipment, and a quaint library outfitted with an array of quirky objets d’art. The hotel’s crown jewel is Strawberry Moon, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant offering classic dishes with an updated twist. If you go, order executive chef Ian Fleischmann’s take on spicy feta and the oh-so-delicious moon bread with fig tahini butter. (thegoodtimehotel.com)

This new outpost on Washington Avenue exudes playful South Beach vibes. Moxy’s 202 rooms are bright, unpretentious, and colorful, and the hotel houses six dining and drinking concepts to boot. Among the favorites are Serena, an open-air rooftop bar and restaurant that channels the alfresco patio dining of Oaxaca and Mexico City. After spending the afternoon on a daybed or cabana by the funky lounge pool, be sure to explore Moxy’s sprawling rooftop offerings and outdoor screening areas. (marriott.com)

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Situated in the heart of Aventura’s medical district, Serena is home to 100 petfriendly guest rooms ideal for those who want to stay super local. Its luxury amenities include a swimming pool, plus a rooftop entertainment area offering 360-degree city views for concerts and live music events. The on-site restaurant, Cielo Rooftop and Lounge, serves Spanish specialties in a casual setting. (hilton.com)

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BESPOKE BAL HARBOUR Bal Harbour Shops will honor the art of craftsmanship and the artistry of creatives who elevate luxury to a bespoke experience at Bespoke Bal Harbour, taking place October 21-24. Guests will catch a glimpse into how goods are crafted through atelier-inspired activations led by master tailors, engravers, and other industry talents at an array of storefronts. A few highlights include a trunk show at Morgenthal Frederics featuring one-of-a-kind eyewear handcrafted from sustainable buffalo horn. Shoppers will have the opportunity to design a custom piece for special order. Wolford Boutique will offer complimentary personalized embellishments with Swarovski crystal lettering or a motif when you purchase an essential item. To RSVP, use the shops’ Access app, which offers membership rewards and exclusive benefits. (balharbourshops.com) —J.A

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The Artist’s Studio

Thanks to Zero Empty Spaces, artists can easily create and COLLABORATE One of the challenges Zero Empty Spaces set out to fix in 2019 is helping artists find a place to work. Since its inception, the rapidly growing artist studio/vacancy management company has set up affordable studios in vacant spaces around South Florida and beyond. Artists can create and collaborate in designated locations from Sarasota to Doral, including a new studio space at The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. “We came up with the idea of Zero Empty Spaces after hearing from multiple artists we met at our annual art fair—Art Fort Lauderdale—about

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where they could find affordable artist studios,” says Andrew Martineau, the initiative’s co-founder. With a background in retail development and as a consultant for shopping center developers, Martineau is used to strategizing to curate events, drive traffic and sales, and find creative ways to activate vacant spaces. “We combined the popular, short-term leasing strategies utilized by shopping centers with the benefits of having an otherwise vacant space active and created working artist studios,” he says. In return, Zero Empty Spaces helps to grow the appreciation of all genres of art and creates thriving cultural communities at each location’s surrounding city. A mix of local and international artists looking to develop their art and turn it into a viable business venture are among those renting spaces. “Miami needs more affordable artist studios where artists can create and showcase their

work, in addition to subsidized living for artists,” says Martineau. “The city also needs more opportunities for artists of all genres to be able to work full-time in their field.” He says incredible things happen when artists don’t have to worry about making enough money to put a roof over their heads. “Historically, patronage of individual artists was something that gave status to individuals, but now much of that patronage goes to institutions instead of to individual artists,” he adds. “Artists like Michelangelo were entirely funded by the Vatican. All he did was create, and look at what came out of that.” In addition to Hallandale, Zero Empty Spaces will be opening new locations in downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Warehouse District in West Palm Beach. (zeroemptyspaces.com) —J.A.

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This Halloween, share spooky stories over a DIY CANDY BOARD KIT By Nicole Schubert Festive gatherings have never been more fun than with the addition of a gourmet board from South Florida’s Beauty & The Board. Founded by Elle Mawardi in 2019, her grazing board service offers entertaining mavens a variety of luxe, tasty options that are sure to bring guests together. With your choice of ready-to-serve or DIY options, the boards are “the perfect gastronomic adventure, allowing people to come together and spark conversation,” shares Mawardi. The idea to start the business stemmed from her wanting to recreate nostalgic memories of family get-togethers. She sought to build a brand focused on the ethos of “gather around and be our guest.” Since its inception, Beauty & The Board has been trending along South Florida’s coastline with wow-worthy arrangements, traditional cheese and charcuterie platters, and wildly whimsical DIY kits. All are crafted using environmentally sustainable birchwood boards, packaging, and disposables. Her brand not only brings authentic epicurious experiences into people’s homes but instills the importance of human interactions and sharing food and time with family and friends. This Halloween, Mawardi is sending her followers on a sweet adventure with a new DIY candy board packed with every confection connoisseur’s favorite treats. You’ll find an array of colorful sour and sweet jellies in various shapes to satisfy Elle Mawardi

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everyone’s cravings. “With a colorful step-by-step guide, our DIY candy board is sure to be a sweet treat for the entire family,” she says. “We encourage our customers to have fun along the way and add their personal touch while building.” In addition to candy creations, Beauty & The Board will be offering additional specials through Thanksgiving. Choose from “seasonal accoutrements that are both high-quality and delicious,” says Mawardi. Year-round offerings comprise the signature classic, vegetarian, vegan, cookie board, bread and cracker board, and a DIY Insta-worthy cheese kit shipped nationwide via Goldbelly. Recently, Mawardi also launched individually sized mini charcuterie crates. (beautyandtheboard.com)

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LOUIS VUITTON FALL/WINTER 2021 Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti zebra bust gladiator dress ($6,600), Louis Vuitton, louisvuitton.com

FANCY FRINGE Fall/ Winter 2021 collection necklace ($5,200), Chanel, Aventura, chanel.com

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AVENTURIST IT’S IN THE BAG The Weekender bag ($450), Rothy’s, rothys.com Grab Rothy’s Weekender, and you’ll kiss your old wheel-aboard goodbye. With three spacious compartments, this bag keeps your stuff organized and accessible. Sustainably crafted from knitted marine plastic (and fully machine-washable), it’s roomy and tough enough to handle any weekend jaunt you can dream up. —Kristen Desmond LeFevre, senior editor

NOTEWORTHY Panama “Make it Happen” notebook ($79), Smythson, smythson.com Use this notebook for travel impressions and observations while on the go. Handcrafted in England using fine cross-grain leather, this notebook has 128 leaves of gilt-edged, pale blue featherweight paper and fits in a purse or pocket. —Allison Wolfe Reckson, associate editor

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RETRO REDUX Vortici-print small make-up bag ($400), Emilio Pucci, emiliopucci.com This small beauty case is an ideal accompaniment for every adventure. The water-resistant, retro Vortici print bag with leather zip pull and internal slip pocket makes carrying your products a pleasure. —A.W.R.

TRAVEL TALK Conversations cards ($9), Table Topics, tabletopics.com When WiFi fails or batteries burn out, go back to the basics with these convo cards that are sure to get your travel companions talking IRL. They’re filled with questions, but the one you won’t hear is, “Are we there yet?” —K.D.L. FUNCTIONAL FASHION Limited-edition scarf ($230), Margherita Missoni for The Luxury Collection, luxurycollectionstore.com Every jet-setter appreciates the versatility of a chic, oversized scarf that can double as a sarong, cover-up, or wrap on chilly evenings. Margherita Missoni designed the ultimate scarf after her travels in India, where she was inspired by the spices, colors, and artisan culture of the subcontinent. Aside from the design and lightweight fabric, I love the philanthropic aspect: Proceeds are donated to Collective Good Foundation for pandemic relief in India. —Daphne Nikolopoulos, editor in chief 34

FRESHEN UP All-day beauty water ($30), Elaluz, elaluz.com I’m always sure to pack a travelsize face mist in my carry-on to help keep my skin hydrated and fresh. A quick spritz provides the instant boost I need to stay glowing for even the longest travel days. —Melissa Puppo, managing editor

SMOOTH SNOOZING Silk pillowcases ($75), Grace Eleyae, graceeleyae.com Beauty rest doesn’t have to take a vacation just because you do. Keep hair frizz-free and skin moisturized with luxurious 100 percent silk pillowcases, like these from Grace Eleyae. Roll them into the travel bag, toss them into your carry-on, and hit the road! —Abigail Duffy, web editor

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A unique penthouse in the sky. Elevator opens directly into your new renovated home w/ Rectified Spanish Porcelain flooring and designer paneling. 12’ high ceilings, open airy feeling, tremendous social space w/open kitchen built by Mia Cucina, waterfall quartz countertops. Wolf Induction range, micro & hood, SubZero 48 fridge, Asko dishwasher, oversized laundry, eat in kitchen, walk-in 146 SubZero bottle wine cellar, remote window treatments, Italian custom Mia Cucina closet & bathrooms systems, Toto Washlet toilets, LED lighting, Sonos surround sound, Insteon automated light touch & A/C system accessible by smartphone, tablet/ pc. Wallpaper & many decorative touches.

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Williams Island, Bellamare 1205 is a wideopen unit custom designed during preconstruction. With sunrise to sunset exposures and panoramic views of the ocean, Intracoastal and Maule lake. Elevator opens into private foyer. Rectified porcelain tiles and wood floors. White Siematic cabinets, Gaggenau appliances. Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler. Kohler and Duravit bath fixtures. European closets. Bellamare is managed by a proficient caring team and an outstanding board. Private Island with full amenities:16 Tennis Courts, 3 restaurants, 27,000 SF Health Spa, Kids Playground, doggie park, Marina, Courtesy Bus & more.

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Go nuts for these picks that pack the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil and coconut milk for body, skin, and hair: Buff City Soap Coconut Soap and Coconut Soap with Shea ($7 and $8, buffcitysoap.com); Naturally London Cleansing Enzyme Scrub ($27, naturallylondon.com); Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub ($19, Ulta locations); Innersense Organic Beauty Hydrating Cream Hairbath and Hydrating Cream Conditioner ($28 and $30, Ulta locations); Truly Coco Cloud Whipped Shave Butter ($20, Ulta locations); and Buff City Soap Coconut Shower Oil ($15, buffcitysoap.com). —Abigail Duffy

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The Green O emerges as an exclusive mountain hideaway for adults with a passion for wild places and an eye for design

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Clockwise from top left: Green Haus has more than 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space; Light Haus living room; cocktails by the fire; light floods the bedroom of Light Haus; the Tree Haus living room overlooks an expansive terrace— and the tree tops.

eep in the pine forests of Montana, about a halfhour’s drive from Missoula, a new resort is changing the game for sophisticated travelers with a passion for the great outdoors. The Green O—a riff on Greenough, the town closest to the property—is a gated enclave of 12 exclusive, adults-only wilderness retreats within a 37,000-acre cattle and bison ranch that also houses the sprawling Resort at Paws Up. Literally, The Green O is situated about 450 yards from the closest point of contact with Paws Up; figuratively, it is miles apart. Because Paws Up, with its glamping tents and timber cabins, is geared toward families, the owners created this private sanctuary for couples and solo travelers seeking a refined experience with the biggest luxury of all: peace and quiet. By day, Green O guests can participate in all the wilderness adventures of the greater resort, including ATV exploration, horseback riding, hiking, fly-fishing, and clay shooting, but they can return to the tranquility of a secluded treehouse, the intimacy of cocktails by the fire, and the culinary theater of a nine-course tasting menu by a master chef. The best part? Privacy. The Green O is maxed out at 12 homes, or 24 guests, says Laurence Lipson, who co-founded Paws Up and The Green O with his late father, Dave, and his father’s wife, Nadine. “It was really critical to keep it small and intimate. It enables us to offer a more personalized level of service.” Elevated design was a top priority. The Lipsons envisioned freestanding houses with innovative forms and a

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modern spin on Montana’s architectural vernacular. While native materials like Douglas fir and local stone ground each “haus” in sustainability, the biggest driving point of the design is glass. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls that blur boundaries act as a transparent skin between interior spaces and the timberland of Big Sky Country. The feeling is one of living outdoors. Of the four original designs, the Tree Haus is the most eye-popping. Lipson calls it “an architectural gem in the forest,” pointing to its surprising modern architecture based on hexagonal shapes and an inner cylindrical core around which spaces are oriented. Climbing a spiral staircase to the third level, like a child in a secret clubhouse, you arrive at a spacious bedroom suite with a bird’s-eye view of the ponderosas and larches. Clad in Douglas fir and stone, the Round Haus offers curved openings into the wilderness and a panoramic view. Its footprint is inspired by the infinity sign, with two interrelating loops that form living and sleeping quarters. The Green Haus is the model of sustainability, with a live roof that acts as insulation and camouflage within nature—and ups the wow factor of its rooftop deck. The Green Haus’ coolest feature is a bedroom skylight, roughly the dimensions of a king-size bed, that makes you feel like you’re sleeping under the stars. The Light Haus is the largest of the four plans and is designed as a house within a house. The greenhouse-like bedroom, with glass on three sides, pushes out of the main structure into the woods for consummate forest bathing. Throughout The Green O, sensitivity to the environment is key. Woods are stained to match the coloration of the tree bark, so buildings can disappear into the woodland. The top-

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soil used around the property comes from the working cattle and bison ranch, complete with growing oats, barley, and alfalfa. Even the cart paths are gravel mixed with recycled asphalt millings to keep the dust down and the noise to a minimum. But what’s a haus in the woods without a proper meal and a fortifying cocktail or two? The heart of The Green O is the Social Haus— a lodge, if you will—presided over by chef Brandon Cunningham, a transplant from Portland, Oregon, who cooks with the seasons and favors locally foraged, farmed, and raised ingredients like elk, bison, huckleberries, and honeycomb. Dinner at Social Haus is a ninecourse feast, where exquisitely crafted small plates are presented by the chefs themselves, adding to the club-like atmosphere of the place. At The Green O, the forest-dwelling concept is elevated to its highest purpose: an immersion in nature with the promise of adventure and the luxury of high design. (thegreeno.com) «

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Conveniently Located in Aventura Please visit our puppies at the new Tiny Paws Boutique located at 18545 W. Dixie Hwy., Aventura, FL AVENTURA’S MOST ADORABLE ELITE QUALITY TEACUP AND TOY PUPPIES Financing is Available | 305.934.7889 l www.tinypawsteacuppuppyboutique.com

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Mini’s NEW-LOOK John Cooper Works convertible puts the thrill back in driving By Howard Walker Cars have gotten so serious. All lane-departure warnings and advanced driver-assist, all active braking and automatic lane-centering. Engage autopilot in a Tesla and it’s no wonder drivers fall asleep at the wheel. Yes, it’s about keeping you safe and secure. But all this automotive nannying tends to make driving about as much fun as watching paint dry. That’s why, before we all start getting piloted around in our autonomous, self-driving, electric SUVs, you need a Mini—especially a Mini convertible. And for more smiles than a can of laughing gas, opt for the adorable Mini John Cooper Works convertible. This is the most hilarious, grin-inducing,

endorphin-packed bundle of testosteroneenriched joy I’ve driven in ages. And that includes 200-mph supercars and thundering 700-horsepower sedans. Here is a true analog car in a digital world, a throwback to the Swinging ’60s. It is pure Michael Caine in The Italian Job and Austin “Shagadelic” Powers. Yeah, baby. The instant you slide behind the wheel, toggle the switch that whizzes the canvas roof back in 18 seconds, pull the shift into drive, and hit it, you just can’t help but smirk. It’s a feeling akin to being a kid on Christmas morning or getting your first puppy. This pint-sized pocket-rocket transforms every mundane trip—dry cleaners, here we

come—into a thrill ride. It’s the surgical precision of the steering, the tightness of the suspension, the superglue-like grip of the tires. There are go-karts that don’t feel this nimble or alive. While the base Mini convertible comes with a turbocharged 3-cylinder motor packing a meager 134-horsepower (which, come on, there are Toro ride-on mowers with more power) it’s the John Cooper Works you’ll want. Its feisty 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder cranks out 228 horses. Coupled to a quickshifting 8-speed automatic, it’ll slingshot the drop-top from standstill to 60 mph in a zippy 6.3 seconds. In case you’re wondering about that John

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Cooper Works badge, it’s an homage to the legendary British racer John Cooper. Back in 1961, he spruced up the very first Mini to create the Mini Cooper and built racing versions that dominated motorsports for decades. In our Zesty Yellow JCW convertible— a new color for 2022—the Cooper connection means an extra 39 horsepower, a sports exhaust that delivers a symphony of lovely crackles and pops, sports suspension and Brembo brakes, and eyepopping 18-inch JCW Track Spoke alloys. You also get some body add-ons, like that horizontal red bar across the front grille and a bold rear diffuser. Inside there are JCW paddle shifters and a salami-thick napa leather wheel, plus grippy sports seats with extra side and under-thigh bolstering. Delve into the options list to customize your Cooper with everything from a full body kit and two-tone paint to adjustable suspension and even a Union Jack flag woven into the canvas top. Yes, there’s a compromise or two. The trade-off for that no-roll cornering is a ride that’s pretty firm and fidgety. In sport mode, the front wheels will struggle for grip when you hit the gas as red lights turn green. And if you’re planning on sharing the fun with friends, that rear seat is fairly tight on knee room. In fact, it’s best used for extra luggage space to compensate for the teeny trunk. Plus, regardless of whether the top is up or down, rear visibility is also a challenge. But I love this car. I adore the way it makes every trip a blast, the open-air feel, and the look. You’ll pay $38,900 for a 2022 JCW convertible, but you’ll want to add the $6,000 Iconic trim package to get upgraded navigation and the head-up display, along with dynamic damper control and a booming Harman/Kardon stereo. All totaled, you’re looking at around $46,000 very nicely loaded. As for putting the fun back in driving and a huge smile on your face? Priceless. Absolutely priceless. «

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hey call the shimmering shade of metallic green Verde Gea. It’s the same dark olive hue Lamborghini uses on its outrageous, $2.6-million Sián supercar, the most powerful road-going Lambo ever built, and the company’s first-ever hybrid. Look closely and you’ll spy a multitude of Lamborghini-esque design cues and features. The steering wheel is modeled after the one on the Aventador supercar, minus the airbag and paddle shifters, naturally. As for those high-back, carbon-fiber helm seats, they’re just like those in Lamborghini’s hard-core Huracán Evo, even down to the yellow racing seatbelts. What you have here with this all-new, $3.5-million Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 is nothing less than a true Lamborghini for the sea. While plenty of luxury carmakers have partnered with boatbuilders to attach their badge to a yacht—Aston Martin, Porsche, Bugatti, and Lexus, to name a few—none of the efforts has been as convincing or as authentic as this. Lamborghini’s Centro Stile designers worked closely with Tuscany-based Tecnomar (part of the Italian Sea Group)

to come up with the jaw-dropping lines of this bold 63-footer. And this is the height of visual drama. From its needle-nosed bow to its angled hull windows, its open transom to its swept-back, carbon-fiber hardtop, this superboat screams performance. One interesting omission is the source of the 63’s awesome power. Even though Lamborghini has a marine division that builds 900-horsepower marine V-12 gas engines for use in World Offshore Series race boats, it seems they weren’t quite potent enough for the waterborne Lambo. Instead, the 63 features twin German-built MAN V-12 turbo diesels cranking out 2,000 horsepower a piece. Mated to drag-reducing surface drives, they punch this 24-ton rocket ship to a top speed of almost 70 mph, while throwing up massive rooster tails out the back. Throttle back to a more sedate 45 mph, and the 63 should be able to run for more than 240 miles between fill-ups of its 950-gallon tank. That’s Miami to Nassau with fuel to spare. The big Lamborghini will have no trouble tackling washing machine seas if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

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The new flagship embodies the comfortable luxuries found in all Artefacto homes, offering a unique and immersive experience that cannot be replicated online. Commanding 45,000-square-feet, the bi-level structure represents the brand’s quest to create an enhanced retail experience, featuring an innovative modernist exterior by the renowned DOMO Architecture + Design and interiors by Patricia Anastassiadis. Artefacto continues to elevate South Florida’s design culture, with the new Coral Gables showroom located at 101 S. Dixie Highway, along one of Miami’s main transportation arteries.

WHAT EXCITING NEW PROJECTS HAS ARTEFACTO BEEN WORKING ON?

Paulo Bacchi, architect Kobi Karp, and builder Todd Michael Glaser recently joined forces to deliver the branded spec home “Casa Hibiscus by Artefacto” on Hibiscus Island. A first for the South Florida market, the sprawling, 8,000-square-foot home is listed for $24 million, featuring over 90 feet of ocean frontage, an oversized dock with boat slips, and a unique Brazilian spin on modern architecture. A secluded paradise in the heart of Miami Beach, Casa Hibiscus is slated for completion in 2022.

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THERE’S THIS ENERGY HERE THAT I USED TO FEEL IN NEW YORK. ... IT IS BECOMING ONE OF THE MAJOR CITIES FOR ART AND FASHION AND CREATIVITY.”

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than a thousand words. Maria Buccellati—who indeed lives her life like a movie star—was heading home to the sleek four-bedroom, two-story residence on Palm Island that she purchased in 2018. Though she has long divided her time between New York and Paris, her Miami retreat may very well become her primary residence. It is closer to her daughter, Lucrezia, and her family, who live in Palm Beach, and the area is home to friends and a healthy lifestyle Buccellati has truly come to enjoy, especially during the pandemic. Creativity can happen anywhere, after all. “I’m loving it here,” she says. “I’ve been here for the past year during the pandemic, and I’m really loving reconnecting with friends and people I haven’t seen in a while. I’m also enjoying the healthy environment. It’s so beautiful to wake up in a place with the ocean nearby and the sunshine. Plus, there’s this energy here that I used to feel in New York. People are coming here. I feel all the cultures, and it is becoming one of the major cities for art and fashion and creativity.” Buccellati is no stranger to the city. Born in New York, Buccellati (née Cabrera) grew up in Miami and went to art school here before meeting Eileen Ford, who convinced her to become a model. Dividing her time between New York and Miami after she was discovered, Buccellati posed for Sheila Metzner at Vogue during the Polly Mellen era as she finished her degree. Then came the shows. Buccellati walked with Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford in Italy for Dolce & Gabbana right before the brand became hot, and eventually became its muse. “They saw me as a Sicilian Maria Callas,” says Buccellati, referring to the American-born Greek opera singer often referred to as La Divina (“The Divine One”). OCTOBER 2021

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Left and below: Colorful home furnishings and artwork bring life to neutral spaces inside Buccellati’s relaxed abode.

Divine in her own right, Buccellati modeled for other designers, but says Dolce & Gabbana remained “very inside of my heart.” While in Milan, she met her then-husband Andrea Buccellati (of the century-old luxury jewelry brand Buccellati), raised two children, and launched a swim brand. But she also found herself giving designers advice on everything from developing their collections to their business structure. In 2011, Buccellati became an advisor to Faith Connexion, a Paris-based brand founded in 2002 that mixes high fashion with street wear. “I loved the brand, and it had a big chance to make it, but it had to be developed,” she explains. Faith Connexion brought in investors and targeted designers from Balmain to elevate it to the next level. It took a few years, Buccellati says, but by 2016, Faith was the brand of the moment, often talked about and copied as it grew its global distribution in stores such as Barneys, Harrods, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Celebrities like Ariana Grande, Jay-Z, LeBron James, and Alicia Keys were widely photographed wearing Faith pieces, while producer/rapper/DJ/entrepreneur Swizz Beats not only invested in the company but developed an 11-piece capsule collection for it too. Buccellati moved to Paris in 2017 and took over as

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what we created and distributed. Slowing down the cycle is better for the humans working there and better for the whole environment.” Faith Connexion is like a family, notes Bertrand and his co-creative director, Myriam Bensaid. That’s partly due to Buccellati’s trust in them and what they create, but also to the brand’s stated aim to be more inclusive. Bertrand, who is gay, grew up in the French countryside and says the road to self-acceptance was hard for him in his youth. Bensaid, for her part, comes from a Moroccan family and worked in menswear, two factors that she believes made life difficult for her. Bertrand and Bensaid are close, and because of their experiences feeling like outsiders, they want Faith Connexion to embrace rather than eschew diversity in all its forms. Buccellati has been supportive of that, they say. “We want to show people what else is possible, and also have a bit of fun,” adds Bensaid. This new era, with its focus on sustainability and inclusivity, has opened up opportunities for Faith Connexion that are currently in the works. For now, Buccellati seems happy that her own path has taken her back to her hometown. Prior to leaving for Egypt, she hosted a private party at her home for fellow designer and friend Alvin Valley, who opened a pop-up shop at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach. She says she loves being surrounded by creative people like him and being able to host them at her home. Of course, she’s also a regular on the beach and at the Saxony Bar at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, because she “likes the world of it.” She is also a founding member of Casa Tua and a habitué of local art museums and live music venues. “It’s not just all work for me,” she says. “I realize how much I have [to be grateful for] and how much I have around me. This time has helped me to be stronger and believe in the things I am doing.” Eventually, Buccellati envisions developing an incubator for fashion, art, and other forms of self-expression in the city. Right now, she’s working with her team to find the space and forge partnerships with brands that can help creative people develop their ideas. Perhaps there will be a prize attached to this project too. “I am really focusing on Miami as my city,” she concludes. “I’ve enjoyed it so much, and it can be such a base for a world of creativity.” «

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kitchen, which has become more valuable during the pandemic.” The kitchen—which started with a blank wall—received an elevated update of a 42-inch bar, plus an overhang to create a shaded area for cooking and eating, as well as appliances including a grill, under-counter refrigerator, ice maker, and more. Not wanting to distract from the home’s modern architecture, Matlock and her team incorporated stainless steel with white countertops and “topof-the-line” finishes for an elegant, minimalist look. (italkraft.com) OCTOBER 2021

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For 40 years, Juan Montoya has been working on residential interior design projects around the world, making him one of the most prolific designers today. He’s based in New York City but often works with South Florida clientele, including the homeowners of this Miami Beach residence. “The homeowner is very spiritual,” explains Montoya. “She is an astrologer, so I wanted to create a very spiritual sanctuary.” He began looking for a Hindu temple and discovered his inspiration in northwest Cambodia’s Angkor Wat—the largest religious structure in the world by land area. With that in 76

mind, he transformed the dining room into a calming space with a neutral color palette. “We have a lot of exotic and ethnic elements in the room, so we wanted to keep a Zen feeling,” says Montoya. Design highlights include carved-stone colonnades from India, a dining room table surrounded by 1960s chairs, and massive laundry chests from Hong Kong that flank a photograph the homeowner took while in Africa. What Montoya likes most is the juxtaposition of different elements, textures, and cultures. (juanmontoyadesign.com)

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Based in Miami, Sabrina Maclean of Hino Studio has been designing for over a decade—first with her mother when she started the firm, and now as she helms the business. She works with clients in South Florida, Mexico, and Latin America. For this project at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club in Surfside, the owner—who is an avid art collector— wanted the dining room “to be a statement while remaining clean and modern so as not to compete with the art throughout the apartment,” says Maclean. “The overarching millwork served this purpose well, delivering sleek lines and linear lighting that gave it just the right touch.” The color palette is neutral yet bold, allowing the materials, including steel, wood, leather, and marble, to speak for themselves and bring the room to life. Maclean and her team incorporated light oak wooden slats and linear LED lighting to frame the dining room, enveloping it in its own unique space apart from the rest of the residence. “I love this room especially because it is a beautiful example of the craftsmanship that comes with our Italian-made custom millwork, which over the years has become a studio signature,” says Maclean. (hinojosadesign.com)

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SERENE ESCAPE Who doesn’t love a good hotel room bathroom, especially when it evokes the look and feel of a spa? Sandra Diaz-Velasco of Eolo A+I Design pulled off this inspiration to transform a Coral Gables bathroom into an escape with natural materials and clean lines. “The owner sought a dramatic space, while his wife wanted a luxurious retreat where she could enjoy a bath, shower, and Jacuzzi spa,” shares the Miami-based designer who works on homes in South Florida, South America, and Central America. Custom cabinetry from Sanandres Construction adds storage and function with a contemporary edge, and Alape sinks, Graff 78

faucets, and a Kohler Veil toilet lend a sleek, artistic feel. The color palette features natural stone, stained walnut paneling, and mattegold accents in the vanity mosaic and plumbing fixtures. “To soften the orthogonal interior architecture, an interplay of natural and artificial light provided smooth cascades of gentle, thoughtful highlights, while the clever placement of artwork and mirrors generated a subtle yet warmly felt sense of elegance and ease,” says Diaz-Velasco. Additional highlights include a sculptural, free-standing tub, natural stone elements, and decorative chandeliers. (eolodesigns.com)

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The homeowners of a South Miami property called on Nicole White and her eponymous design firm to redesign their abode, starting with the kids’ bedrooms. Her first task was to create a “sophisticated Parisian bedroom” for a teenager, says White, who has been designing homes across the U.S. and Caribbean for 12 years. The color palette utilizes a soft, timeless pink so the daughter won’t tire of the aesthetic in a few years. “The selections here were all done with her growing into this space fully without being bored,” says White. “We also wanted items that were whimsical à la Paris; hence the leaf mirror and bow-tied chair.” They added pink-painted molding throughout and jazzed up the space with full-size bedding, a desk and chair (which has proven handy for at-home schooling during the pandemic), and ottomans for extra seating to accommodate visiting friends. “It’s such an inviting and sophisticated space—the kind of bedroom I would have died to have as a teen,” says White. “I also love to showcase pink as a color anyone can grow into; it doesn’t need to be relegated to use only in a little girl’s room or nursery.” (nwdinteriors.com) « OCTOBER 2021

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ADMINISTRATIVE/ REGULATORY LAW John K. Shubin Shubin & Bass, P.A. 46 S.W. 1st St. Miami 305-381-6060 shubinbass.com ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION Rodney A. Max Upchurch Watson White & Max 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-266-1224 uww-adr.com

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW Fernando C. Alonso Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-810-2570 huntonak.com Robert M. Brochin Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-415-3456 morganlewis.com

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J. Thomas Cookson Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9141 shutts.com

Andrew S. Berman Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr. Miami 305-377-2291 ybkklaw.com

George Mencio Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7702 hklaw.com

Allen Bonner Colson Hicks Eidson 255 Alhambra Cir. Coral Gables 305-476-7400 colson.com Joel D. Eaton Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 S.E. 3rd Ave. Miami 305-358-2800 podhurst.com Elliot B. Kula Kula & Associates, P.A. 11900 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-354-3858 kulalegal.com Joel S. Perwin Joel S. Perwin, P.A. 1680 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach 305-779-6090 perwinlaw.com

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BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS/INSOLVENCY AND REORGANIZATION LAW John B. Hutton III Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0788 gtlaw.com Alan J. Kluger Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9000 klugerkaplan.com Reginald Sainvil Baker & McKenzie LLP 1111 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-8993 bakermckenzie.com

James W. Schwitalla The Bankruptcy Law Offices of James Schwitalla, P.A 12954 S.W. 133rd Ct. Miami 305-278-0811 miamibankruptcy.net BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATIONS Richard H. Critchlow Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-381-7466 knpa.com Enjoliqué Aytch Lett Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0640 gtlaw.com Patricia E. Lowry Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 561-650-7214 squirepattonboggs.com Lawrence D. Silverman Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-374-5600 akerman.com BUSINESS LITIGATION Eric N. Assouline Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. 100 S.E. 2nd St. Miami 305-567-5576 assoulineberlowe.com Michael P. Bennett Bennett Aiello Attorneys at Law 3471 Main Hwy. Miami 305-358-8448 bennettandaiello.com Oscar A. Gomez EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com

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Marcos D. Jiménez Marcos D. Jiménez, P.A. 255 Alhambra Cir. Coral Gables 305-570-3249 mdjlegal.com Andrew T. Lavin Lavin Law Group 2670 N.E. 215th St. Aventura 954-967-2788 lavinlawgrouppa.com Angelica L. Novick Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8432 foley.com Andrea Picco Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8422 foley.com Ana Romes Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8412 foley.com Peter Solnick Solnick Law P.A. 17501 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura 786-629-6530 solnicklaw.com BUSINESS/CORPORATE Eric Gros-Dubois EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com CLASS ACTION/MASS TORTS Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0642 gtlaw.com

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Joshua R. Alhalel Alhalel Law 3722 N.E. 200th St. Aventura 305-563-9060 alhalel-law.com John Arrastia Jr. Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 S.E. 2nd St. Miami 305-349-2329 gjb-law.com Robert M. Brochin Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-415-3456 morganlewis.com

ABOUT THE LIST Adventura Magazine partnered with the firm Professional Research Services, which asked licensed Miami-Dade County attorneys who they would recommend, other than themselves, in the area. Attorneys were allowed to name up to three colleagues in each specialty. Nominees were then evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the status of their licenses, and their standing with The Florida Bar. Qualifying attorneys who received the highest number of votes are reflected on the following list.

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Jeffrey Michael Cohen Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7304 carltonfields.com

Angelica L. Novick Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8432 foley.com

Brandon S. Floch Marcus, Neiman, Rashbaum & Pineiro, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-434-4943 mnrlawfirm.com

Aaron S. Podhurst Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 S.E. 3rd Ave. Miami 305-358-2800 podhurst.com

Paola M. Garcia Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo 44 W. Flagler St. Miami 305-379-0400 lgplaw.com Oscar A. Gomez EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com Michael Greenberg Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. 100 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-672-7495 thefirmmiami.com Adam S. Hall The Hall Law Firm, P.A. 2665 S. Bayshore Dr. Miami 305-374-5030 Bruce A. Katzen Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9000 klugerkaplan.com Alberto “Papo” Manrara EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com

Ana Romes Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8412 foley.com COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS/ LLS LAW James E. Morgan III Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-577-2875 squirepattonboggs.com

Erin Weinstock Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. 80 S.W. 8th St. Miami 305-358-5577 rumberger.com CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLAINTS LAW Jonathan L. Awner Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-982-5615 akerman.com CORPORATE LAW Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0703 gtlaw.com

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Stephanie Avitan EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com

Elisa D’Amico K&L Gates LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-539-3315 klgates.com

Martin J. Genauer Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-982-4075 bergersingerman.com

CONSTRUCTION LAW Jill Nexon Berman Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez, P.A. 100 S.E. 2nd St. Miami 305-577-4173 rvmrlaw.com Alan T. Dimond Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0770 gtlaw.com

J. Joseph Givner Givner Law Group 19495 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura 305-933-9970 givnerlawgroup.com Melissa Groisman Melissa Groisman Law, P.A. 20900 N.E. 30th Ave. Aventura 305-894-6354 mglpa.com Steven D. Lear Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7408 hklaw.com

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SANDY T. FOX Sandy T. Fox, Esq. is an experienced marital and family law attorney dedicated to providing his clients with high-quality legal representation. Mr. Fox is a Florida Bar board-certified marital and family law specialist and a National Board of Trial Advocacy board-certified family law trial advocate. Florida Bar board certification is highly selective and is awarded to only a small number of Florida practitioners who have demonstrated exceptional proficiency in marital and family law through supplemental examination, education, and peer evaluation. Mr. Fox is AV-rated by the peer review system MartindaleHubbell through which lawyers have evaluated his professional abilities and ethical standards and determined that he ranks at the highest level of professional excellence. In addition, he is recognized by Best Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite. He serves clients in Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, and Palm Beach counties and throughout Florida. With over 16 years of experience, Mr. Fox provides his clients with an exceptional combination of deep legal knowledge and time-tested trial and negotiation skills. His focus on the successful

resolution of family law matters makes him a dedicated advocate for his clients inside and outside the courtroom. Mr. Fox represents his clients in marital and family law matters including, but not limited to, divorce, paternity, parenting plan and timesharing, alimony, parental relocation, domestic violence, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Mr. Fox’s dedication to marital and family law is well recognized within the Florida legal community. He is a Florida Supreme Court-certified family law mediator, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar where he presently serves on the legislation committee. He’s also a member of the Broward County and Dade County Bar associations, and regularly appointed by the judiciary to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem for children. As a compassionate legal representative, Mr. Fox also believes that all clients are entitled to personalized attention and a hands-on approach for their legal matters. He prides himself on his ready availability, immediate responsiveness, and dedication to each legal concern.

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CORPORATE LAW (cont.) James E. Morgan III Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-577-2875 squirepattonboggs.com Marshall R. Pasternack Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-350-2356 bilzin.com A. Jeffry Robinson A. Jeffry Robinson P.A. 20200 W. Dixie Hwy. Aventura 305-602-2008 Christina C. Russo Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-982-5531 akerman.com Dan Sarfati Sarfati Corporate Law, PA 2670 N.E. 215th St. Aventura 305-467-1807 sarfatilaw.com Harris C. Siskind McDermott Will & Emery LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-347-6555 mwe.com Jeffrey S. Tenen Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 786-522-2539 sgrlaw.com CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON WHITE-COLLAR Roy Black Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-371-6421 royblack.com

Dennis G. Kainen Weisberg Kainen Mark P.L. 1401 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-374-5544 wkm-law.com Sabrina Puglisi Puglisi Law 1900 N. Bayshore Dr. Miami 305-403-8063 puglisilaw.com CRIMINAL DEFENSE WHITE COLLAR Stephen J. Bronis Tache, Bronis and Descalzo, P.A. 150 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-912-9506 tachebronis.com Marcos D. Jiménez Marcos D. Jiménez, P.A. 255 Alhambra Cir. Coral Gables 305-570-3249 mdjlegal.com Robert C. Josefsberg Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 S.E. 3rd Ave. Miami 305-358-2800 podhurst.com Robin E. Kaplan-Eliani Robin Eliani, PLLC 18851 N.E. 29th Ave. Aventura 305-975-7513 robineliani.com Daniel A. Lurvey Law Offices of Daniel A. Lurvey, P.A. 3323 N.E. 163rd st North Miami Beach 305-400-4747 Peter Prieto Podhurst Orseck, P.A. 1 S.E. 3rd Ave. Miami 305-358-2800 podhurst.com

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW Peter D. Waldman Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables 954-763-4242 wsh-law.com ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Jennifer Altman Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 786-913-4880 pillsburylaw.com Wayne M. Pathman Pathman Lewis, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-2425 pathmanlewis.com FAMILY LAW Hugo E. Acebo Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-982-4057 bergersingerman.com Joel H. Brown Freidin Brown, P.A. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-422-9574 yourfloridatrialteam.com Deborah S. Chames Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9000 klugerkaplan.com Michelle Lynn Del Pino Resnick & Louis, P.C. 444 Brickell Ave. Miami 786-475-4426 rlattorneys.com

Helena Y. Farber Farber Law, P.A. 2750 N.E. 185th St. Aventura 305-520-9205 farberlawpa.com Dori Foster-Morales Foster·Morales Sockel·Stone 150 W. Flagler St. Miami 305-577-0090 fostermorales.com Sandy T. Fox Sandy T. Fox P.A. 2750 N.E. 185th St. Aventura 305-932-6542 sandytfox.com Barry S. Franklin Barry S. Franklin & Associates, P.A. 3590 Mystic Pointe Dr. Aventura 305-940-4000 barrysfranklin.com Brian M. Karpf Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr. Miami 954-809-3300 ybkklaw.com Mitchell K. Karpf Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr. Miami 954-809-3300 ybkglaw.com Paul S. Leinoff Leinoff & Lemos P.A. 7301 S.W. 57th Ct. South Miami 305-661-1556 llpa.com Evan R. Marks Marks & West PA 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-374-0210 Edith G. Osman Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7258 carltonfields.com

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SAGI SHAKED Sagi Shaked, Esq. established Shaked Law Firm, PA in 2007. He is a Florida Bar board-certified civil trial lawyer who is also a member of the New York Bar. Shaked Law Firm provides legal services in complex medical malpractice, auto accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury-related matters. The firm’s attorneys have over 100 years of combined civil litigation trial experience. In their effort to bring justice for their clients, they change the legal landscape in South Florida for the benefit of their clients. It’s no surprise that Shaked Law founder, Sagi

Shaked Esq., was recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in South Florida and the United States by organizations such as Florida Super Lawyers. Comprised of nine lawyers, the law firm achieved implausible results and recovered millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for clients and their families. Some of the results they obtained are among the highest nationally. Shaked Law Firm, P.A. is located in the heart of Aventura. For more information, please call us or visit us online.

SHAKED LAW FIRM, PA

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FAMILY LAW (cont.) Javier Perez-Abreu Perez-Abreu & Martin-Lavielle, P.A. 901 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Coral Gables 305-443-8794 pamllaw.com Ellen Dee Silvers Ellen Dee Silvers, Esq. 2980 N.E. 207th St. Aventura 305-931-7112 esilverslaw.com Bonnie Sockel-Stone Foster·Morales Sockel·Stone 150 W. Flagler St. Miami 305-577-0090 fostermorales.com FIRST AMENDMENT LAW Thomas R. Julin Gunster 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-376-6000 gunster.com HEALTH CARE LAW Stephen J. Bronis Tache, Bronis and Descalzo, P.A. 150 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-912-9506 tachebronis.com Ira J. Coleman McDermott Will & Emery LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-347-6556 mwe.com Jamie Gelfman McDermott Will & Emery LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-507-2306 mwe.com

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Mike Segal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-373-9430 nelsonmullins.com INSURANCE LAW Laura Besvinick Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-789-9395 stroock.com Bowman Brown Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9107 shutts.com Ronald L. Kammer Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables 305-428-5100 hinshawlaw.com R. Hugh Lumpkin Reed Smith 1001 Brickell Bay Dr. Miami 786-747-0240 reedsmith.com Thomas F. Morante Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7252 carltonfields.com Haydee M. Nakash Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor 4700 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-539-0909 hightowerlaw.net Daniel M. Novigrod Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor 4700 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-539-0909 hightowerlaw.net

Ian Ronderos Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP 9350 S. Dixie Hwy. Miami 305-671-1342 waltonlantaff.com Charles S. Thompson Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor 4700 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-539-0909 hightowerlaw.net Leslie Vega Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor 4700 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-539-0909 hightowerlaw.net Raoul G. Waldman III White & Case LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-995-5290 whitecase.com Robert T. Wright Jr. FisherBroyles, LLP 1221 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-775-8309 fisherbroyles.com INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Paul D. Bianco Fleit Intellectual Property Law 21355 E. Dixie Hwy. Aventura 305-770-6759 fleitip.com Michael D. Joblove Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. 100 S.E. 2nd St. Miami 305-349-2333 gjb-law.com Gabriella R. Ledbetter EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A. 777 S.W. 37th Ave. Miami 786-837-6787 epgdlaw.com

Rebecca C.E. McFadyen Polsinelli PC 1111 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-921-1816 polsinelli.com INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE Luis A. de Armas Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9114 shutts.com George Mencio Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7702 hklaw.com Thomas F. Morante Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7252 carltonfields.com LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW Juan C. Enjamio Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-810-2511 huntonak.com Patricia E. Lowry Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 561-650-7214 squirepattonboggs.com Patrick F. Martin Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd. Miami 305-455-3705 ogletree.com Marlene Quintana GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-416-6977 gray-robinson.com

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Robert S. Turk Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 159 W. Flagler St. Miami 305-789-3460 stearnsweaver.com Kevin E. Vance Duane Morris LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 561-962-2108 duanemorris.com

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Patricia E. Lowry Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 561-650-7214 squirepattonboggs.com

Fernando C. Alonso Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-810-2570 huntonak.com

Akiesha Gilcrist Sainvil Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0642 gtlaw.com MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW

MASS TORT LITIGATION/ CLASS ACTIONS Jeffrey A. Cohen Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7289 carltonfields.com

Mario R. Giommoni Ratzan Weissman & Boldt 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-374-6366 rwblawyers.com

Daniel H. Aronson Berger Singerman LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-714-4377 bergersingerman.com Jonathan L. Awner Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-982-5615 akerman.com

Alan D. Axelrod Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-350-2369 bilzin.com David A. Barkus Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7560 hklaw.com Arthur J. Furia Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-347-7346 shutts.com Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7721 hklaw.com

COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

DAVID B. ROSEMBERG, ESQ. Fluent in Spanish

Representing Public and Private Companies, Family Offices, and High-Net-Worth Entrepreneurs

Main office: 20200 W. Dixie Hwy, Ste. 602, Aventura, FL 33180 | 305.602.2008 | www.rosemberglaw.com

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW (cont.) Bradley D. Houser Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7538 hklaw.com Daniel Jacobson Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-374-5600 akerman.com Andrew J. Markus Carlton Fields, P.A. 700 N.W. 1st Ave. Miami 305-539-7433 carltonfields.com George Mencio Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7702 hklaw.com Alison W. Miller Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. 159 W. Flagler St. Miami 305-789-3500 stearnsweaver.com Ira N. Rosner Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7556 hklaw.com Carl D. Roston Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-982-5628 akerman.com Martin T. Schrier Cozen O’Connor 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-704-5954 cozen.com

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MUNICIPAL LAW John K. Shubin Shubin & Bass, P.A. 46 S.W. 1st St. Miami 305-381-6060 shubinbass.com NATURAL RESOURCES LAW Harold “Ed” Patricoff Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9189 shutts.com Thomas R. Woolsey Hogan Lovells US LLP 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-459-6650 hoganlovells.com NON-PROFIT/CHARITIES LAW Henry H. Raatama Jr. Akerman LLP 98 S.E. 7th St. Miami 305-982-5656 akerman.com PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION Tod Aronovitz Aronovitz Law 8950 S.W. 74 Ct. Miami 305-372-2772 aronovitzlaw.com Marc A. Burton The Burton Firm, P.A. 2875 N.E. 191st St. Aventura 305-705-0888 theburtonfirm.com David Kleinberg Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert PA 2641 N.E. 207th St. Aventura 305-690-0790 neufeldlawfirm.com

Daniel A. Lurvey Law Offices of Daniel A. Lurvey, P.A. 3323 N.E. 163rd st North Miami Beach 305-400-4747 Jason Neufeld Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert PA 2641 N.E. 207th St. Aventura 305-690-0790 neufeldlawfirm.com Sagi Shaked Shaked Law Firm 20900 N.E. 30th Ave. Aventura 305-937-0191 shakedlaw.com Rami Shmuely Chavin Mitchell Shmuely, P.A. 12955 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami 786-345-2055 cmslawgroup.com PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION Edward J. Briscoe Fowler White Burnett, P.A. 1395 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-9252 fowler-white.com Phillip J. Mitchell Jr. Mitchell & West LLC 29 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Miami 305-783-3301 mitchellandwest.com REAL ESTATE LAW Larry R. Fleurantin Fleurantin, Francois & Antonin, P.A. 2040 N.E. 163rd St. North Miami Beach 305-944-7220 fleurantinlaw.com Jeffrey C. Gilbert Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-428-4552 saul.com

Lisa I. Glassman Lisa I. Glassman P.A. 20801 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura 561-571-7431 lisathelawyer.com Harold L. Lewis Pathman Lewis, LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-2425 pathmanlewis.com Jeremy H. Segal William J. Segal, P.A. 20801 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura 305-682-1110 wjspa.com SECURITIES/ CAPITAL MARKETS LAW Cesar L. Alvarez Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0668 gtlaw.com Jeffrey T. Foreman Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. 1441 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-381-7471 knpa.com Bruce A. Katzen Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. 201 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-379-9000 klugerkaplan.com TAX LAW Christopher W. Boyett Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7790 hklaw.com Gary J. Cohen Shutts & Bowen LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-347-7308 shutts.com

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L. Frank Cordero Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0828 gtlaw.com

Steven Hadjilogiou McDermott Will & Emery LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-347-6521 mwe.com

Necky Deneus Greenberg Traurig LLP 333 S.E. 2nd Ave. Miami 305-579-0530 gtlaw.com

Jerome Hesch Dorot & Bensimon PL 20295 N.E. 29th Pl. Aventura 305-921-9421 dorotbensimon.com

Datan Z. Dorot Dorot & Bensimon PL 20295 N.E. 29th Pl. Aventura 305-921-9421 dorotbensimon.com

Dennis G. Kainen Weisberg Kainen Mark P.L. 1401 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-374-5544 wkm-law.com

Seth J. Entin Holland & Knight LLP 701 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-7441 hklaw.com

Michael Kosnitzky Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 600 Brickell Ave. Miami 786-913-4884 pillsburylaw.com

Guillermo J. Fernandez-Quincoces Foley & Lardner LLP 2 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-482-8405 foley.com

Summer Ayers LePree Baker & McKenzie LLP 1111 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-789-8909 bakermckenzie.com

David M. Garvin David M. Garvin, P.A. 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305-371-8101 davidmgarvin.com Dennis Ginsburg Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A. 8950 S.W. 74th Ct. Miami 305-665-3311 pnrlaw.com Richard M. Goldstein Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP 1450 Brickell Ave. Miami 305-350-2371 bilzin.com

Charles E. Muller II Muller Lebensburger & Schwartz 7385 Galloway Rd. Miami 305-670-6770 mlcounsel.com Barry A. Nelson Nelson & Nelson, P.A. 2775 Sunny Isles Blvd. North Miami Beach 305-932-2000 estatetaxlawyers.com Jennifer E. Okcular Nelson & Nelson, P.A. 2775 Sunny Isles Blvd. North Miami Beach 305-932-2000 estatetaxlawyers.com

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Next-generation ultra-luxury hits Miami’s restaurant scene with the debut of Haiku, the city’s sole membersonly “private restaurant experience.” At the By Paul Rubio helm of this Japanese, kaiseki-inspired concept are owner Jess Varughese and executive chef Albert Diaz (of Zuma London fame). Together, they host a single party nightly for a 10-12 course omakase-style dinner, inclusive of wine, Champagne, and sake pairings. Seasonality, guest preferences, and the duo’s travels throughout Japan inspire the meticulously prepared tasting menus.

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Highlights from a recent visit included the “Uni-Corn,” a Florida sweet corn chawanmushi (steamed custard) topped with Hokkaido uni, elderflower tempura with dashi and white balsamic, and butter-poached king crab with uni, yuzu koshu, and myoga. Not only is Haiku a sharp deviation from the traditional restaurant model, but it’s a clear departure from Wynwood’s hyper-colorful personality. The sleek, understated space is anchored by a 16-seat, U-shaped tasting counter, which lies beyond wood-carved screen doors, recalling the intimacy and sophistication of Tokyo’s micro-restaurants. Like all things private (think: planes, villas, and clubs), Haiku’s restaurant experience mandates deep pockets, including a membership initiation fee and a commitment of five reservations (with a minimum spend per resy) over 12 months. (haikurestaurants.com)

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BH BURGER BAR

This high-brow take on an old-fashioned burger bar—crimson-colored cushioned booths and jukebox included—wows with piled-high, ingredient-rich beef and vegetarian burgers and other bar bites. BH Burger Bar’s signature is “The Frenchie,” a thick beef patty sandwiched between buttered brioche buns and layered with comté cheese, truffle aioli, frisée and arugula, caramelized onions, pickled shallots, and roasted tomatoes. Other options include a tower of loaded nachos and wings prepared seven different ways, from traditional buffalo to Thai chili glazed. Though these may not be the type of eats one would expect at the St. Regis Bal Harbour, who doesn’t love American comfort food at its best—with a bonus gourmet twist, no less. (stregisbalharbour.com)

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THE ST. REGIS BAR & WINE VAULT

Eye-catching modern art, dark wood accents, mood lighting, and three-dimensional walls protruding with antique mirrors: The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault embodies an idyllic ambience for languid evenings exploring an exalted wine list that spans 2,500 bottles from 450 vineyards and 14 countries. Mixology-forward cocktails are also on offer (Cuban mojito with French Kiss, anyone?) as is the St. Regis Bloody Mary; enthusiasts will recall that the famed cocktail was created at the St. Regis New York. But the true surprise here is a solid Japanese and shared plates menu strong enough to brand the venue a proper dinner destination. The St. Regis Bar rivals Miami’s sushi elite with its selections of sashimi, nigiri, and rolls, complemented by other pan-Asian dishes like steam short rib buns and Korean fried chicken. (stregis balharbour.com)

LE ZOO

Given its prime location within the luxe Bal Harbour Shops, this chic FrenchMediterranean restaurant is a picturesque spot to immerse in the town’s fabulous social scene. That being said, Le Zoo is so much more than the apex of people-watching. Interiors recall a bona fide Parisian brasserie and set the scene for a delightful mix of classic and modern French cuisine. Stick to traditional excellence, choosing from the likes of steak tartare, moules frites, duck confit, or chicken paillard. Alternatively, skew contemporary and order the truffle pizza, the flaming prawns, or the prestige plateau: a seafood tower underscored by Alaskan king crab and Crown Russian Ossetra caviar. (lezoo.com) —P.R. 94

COMING SOON Big deal restaurant names are coming to Bal Harbour in 2022, including an outpost of Sant Ambroeus, New York darling Felice, and Chicago favorite Aba.

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Clockwise from top left: The Chang family; ceviche tradicional; octopus bañadito roll; torrejitas de choclo.

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A family that cooks together, stays together. Want proof? Just ask the Changs, a Miami-based Peruvian family receiving national acclaim for their wildly popular Nikkei-inspired restaurant, Itamae. After outgrowing an incubator space at the MIA Market food hall, the family, affectionately known as the “Chang Gang,” has opened a 4,000-square-foot brickand-mortar location in the Design District. The new location brings an expanded seafood-centric menu rife with the Peruvian and Japanese flavors that helped chefs Valerie and Nando Chang become the first brother-sister duo to be named “Rising Star Chef of the Year” semifinalists in the prestigious James Beard Awards. Dad, aka Fernando “Papa’’ Chang, also remains hard at work, crafting innovative and authentic piqueos (small bites), tiraditos, ceviches, sushi rolls, and bañadito rolls (a unique tiradito-sushi roll hybrid) in tandem with his talented kids. Among the menu standouts are torrejitas de choclo, classic Peruvian corn fritters and pulpo al olivo bañadito, a sushi roll of avocado and catch of the day, topped with octopus, botija olives, and spicy ají limo leche de tigre. (itamaemiami.com) —P.R.

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The talents and prowess of celebrity chef Michael Mina and his all-star team are on full display at Bourbon Steak in Aventura, where tender butter-poached steaks and superb seafood dishes vie for the limelight in a seductive, bustling space. Today’s style set and old money spendthrifts alike swoon over the taste and presentation of dishes like Mina’s tuna tartare, prepared tableside with minced Asian pear, pine nuts, jalapeños, habanero, and quail egg. Then there’s the chef’s signature Maine lobster potpie, steamed in brandy-truffle cream and delivered in a copper pot, bubbling with a buttery crust. Of course, the myriad mouthwatering cuts of prime Angus beef—blazed to perfection over the wood-fired grill—also merit attention, as do the decadent sides of garlic mashed potatoes and black truffle mac and cheese. Add to this foodie fantasy a 1,000-plus variety strong wine cellar, the dreamiest of desserts (hello: brown butter cake and Nutella cheesecake), and arguably the best service in Miami, and it’s easy to see why Bourbon Steak is widely regarded as Miami’s ultimate steak house experience. (bourbonsteakmia.com)

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On the heels of turning 12, Fort Lauderdale’s celebrated Steak 954, from Stephen Starr’s Starr Restaurant Group, reimagines its food and drink menus with a slew of new Wagyu beef selections and eclectic seafood dishes. The cocktail menu under the direction of Jonathan Hernandez, former food and beverage director of hospitality juggernaut Bar Lab, also shines in its revamped glory. Experience Steak 954’s latest hits by starting with an appetizer of seared sea scallops, served atop celery root puree, fennel, and almonds. Then, move on to sweet and tender South African twin lobster tails with drawn butter and lemon, or the hearty local red snapper, prepared in a cioppino broth with ricotta dumplings. Alternatively, feast on a 5-ounce cut of melt-in-your-mouth, authentic Kobe strip (from Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) or a juicy, 8-ounce ribeye cap from Snake River Farms, Idaho. Wash it all down with a few rounds of spicy, blueberry jam–laced Steak 954 Margaritas, toasting to a much-welcomed, flavorful reinvention of a classic meal. (steak954.com) —P.R.

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By Mark Spivak

It may be a precarious business model, but some of the world’s greatest spirits are made using formulas known only to a handful of people. While these four examples are common behind bars, their recipes remain closely guarded secrets. CHARTREUSE For the Carthusian monks isolated in the western French Alps, life hasn’t changed since the founding of the order in 1084. The monastery is bathed in silence, and the monks have meals delivered to their cells through a small cubbyhole. In 1605, the order received a recipe for a potion composed of 130 herbs and plants. It evolved into three distinct liqueurs: the original Elixir Végétal ($180), at a whopping 138 proof or 69 percent alcohol, as well as Green ($65, 110 proof) and Yellow ($65, 80 proof). The Green and Yellow versions have gained fame as an ingredient in craft cocktails, while the “Elixir of Long Life” is reputed to have healing properties. Chartreuse is also popular in liqueur-based desserts, and a dish of peaches in Chartreuse jelly was planned for the final night of the Titanic sailing—until the iceberg intervened. Although 1.5 million bottles of Chartreuse are reportedly sold each year and royalties revert to the order, only two monks are privy to the full formula. BÉNÉDICTINE On the surface, the story of this famous liqueur sounds similar to Chartreuse. A monk named Friar Bernardo Vincelli supposedly produced Bénédictine at the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy for centuries prior to the French Revolution, when the building was destroyed. In 1863, the wine merchant Alexandre Le Grand discovered an ancient manuscript and successfully reconstructed the recipe. In reality, there’s no evidence that Friar Bernardo 100 AVENTURA MAGAZINE

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