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FEATURES 40 / THE HIGH LIFE A dinner party in a Palm Beach home fetes a business venture during a meal paired with High Goal Gin cocktails By Linda Marx

48 / HERE COMES THE SUN These 10 stylish drop-tops are perfect for South Florida cruising By Howard Walker

54 / AUTO MOTIVES Gear up for season with high-impact fall looks

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Cars and culture will collide at the inaugural Fort Lauderdale Concours

18 / SPOTLIGHT Artist Monique Richter beautifies watercraft using gold leaf

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EAT + DRINK 81 / CURATED EXPERIENCE Explore chef-forward tasting menus at TRP Taste

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Pan-Latin cuisine and tequila tastings at Toro, two new speakeasies to try, an autumn aperitivo, and more

Andrew Cotton is turning heads with juxtapose art

86 / POUR The secretive stories behind liqueurs and bitters

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Hot parties, beautiful people

Opals exude opulence

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As we launch into the busiest social season since the advent of the pandemic, we’re bound to see more and more parties. Be it because of the impending holidays, the desire to gather and celebrate, or the return of our seasonal residents, entertaining has never been more front of mind. This month, we toast a new spirit that will likely figure prominently in a lot of home gatherings. Star polo player Nic Roldan has teamed up with spirits guru Matti Anttila and Diego Urrutia to introduce a gin brand that has become the darling of many mixologists. If you haven’t tried their High Goal Gin, I recommend you mix a killer G&T on a hot afternoon—or try one of the concoctions shown in “The High Life” on page 40. Since we’re all eagerly anticipating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, this year on October 27 through 31, we take a look at some trends in yacht design on page 20. Patrick Knowles, who specializes in custom mega yachts, super yachts, and aircraft interiors, gives us the scoop on the features, colors, and configurations everyone is talking about now. We also speak with Monique Richter, a former pro wakeboarder turned artist, about her work on boats. If you see a gorgeous hand-lettered name on the back of a boat, chances are Monique painted it. Read about her process on page 18. And don’t forget to check next month’s issue for coverage on FLIBS and some of the hottest boats on the market now. Turning our focus to luxury cars, we invite you to discover some of our favorite convertibles. For wind in your hair and stargazing, nothing beats the beauties in “Here Comes the Sun” (page 48). From a bespoke topless Rolls to the racy new C8 Corvette convertible, there is something for every thrill—and sun—seeker. While on the subject of cars, 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 54. Happy reading!

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Sleek & Stylish Cars and culture will collide at the inaugural Fort Lauderdale Concours October 29. Head up to the roof of the Las Olas Parking Garage to enjoy 360-degree views of the Intracoastal, beach, and city while perusing 30 rarely seen, iconic automobiles. Live music will set the scene for edgy pop culture lifestyle curations—like a high-end sneaker display that matches select cars. The event is part of the Rooftop Concours, which aims to attract younger car enthusiasts to enjoy a modern take on a classic experience. “I am thrilled to introduce this style of a classic car show to the Fort Lauderdale community to reinvigorate the established car col-

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lector and to attract a new tribe,” says Maria Jannace, founder and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale and New York City Concours. The South Florida iteration is taking place in tandem with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), making it easy for guests to view all their favorite land and watercraft in one day. Concours attendees will also be offered discounted tickets to FLIBS. (ftlconcours.com) —Melissa Puppo

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The road to Monique Richter’s career handpainting the backs of sportfishing boats is not a linear one. Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, she attended American Heritage on a fastpitch softball scholarship. She also turned pro in wakeboarding in eleventh grade, traveling to destinations like Australia, Europe, and the Philippines for nearly a decade. But, during a night out with friends days before a tour overseas, someone stepped on her toe and broke it, effectively ending her wakeboarding career. “I had to figure out another career path that was still something I wanted to do,” recalls Richter. So, she started running boats in St. Thomas, working her way up to captain. While figuring out her new career, her early love of art kept calling her back. 18

Her mom taught her how to draw at age 3. In school, she couldn’t take art classes until senior year, during which time Richter says her teacher allowed her to create her own syllabus and project list. She went on to win tons of awards at art shows in Broward County and later began selling fine art at events on Las Olas. While working on a boat in Atlantis, Bahamas, Richter remembers walking around one of the docks and seeing a boat’s transom painted faux teak. “I wasn’t impressed at all,” she says. “I left the Bahamas [knowing] I could do this way better.”

She now combines her love of art and water by working on 20 to 30 boats a month, hand-painting names, faux teakwood, and sportfish onto watercraft ranging from 65 to 550 feet long. Since 2016, she’s worked on 896 boats and counting, with a client list that includes Johnny Depp, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, and the who’s who across international borders. Aside from highprofile clientele, she also works for 54 boatbuilders. What sets her apart is her style of airbrushing names, use of platinum leaf, and the age-old technique of gold leaf that master John Teeto taught her. The “godfather” of boatbuilding, Rory Merritt, gave her a chance to paint faux teak on his boats and helped her to understand how to capture the look of real teak. In addition to the marine industry, Richter gets commissions for side projects such as this month’s large-scale mural for a waterfront home and painting the tail and wings of a Gulfstream plane. She’s also making time to focus on another passion: horses. She’ll soon turn 10 acres of land in Jupiter Farms into Blue Ridge Farms, a facility for kids with disabilities to come for therapy. “I paint, I work, and then I go to my horses,” says Richter. (instagram. com/artist_monique_richter)

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The pandemic brought a rush of momentum into the yachting industry and a flood of creativity along with it. New owners in the market meant that builders and designers challenged the limits of their capabilities. So, what comes next? We turn to yacht designer Patrick Knowles of Patrick Knowles Designs, who specializes in custom mega yachts, super yachts, and aircraft interiors, for his take on the trends we’ll be seeing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and beyond. (patrickknowlesdesigns.com)

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“WiFi is important when you want to stay virtually connected, but when it’s the real world you want to connect to, it’s time to go off the grid and onto the water,” says Knowles. “Features that bring you closer to the ocean and to nature overall will be seen throughout the show this year, from new convertible yachts to lowered swim platforms and even radically shaped windows below the deck dipping close to the waterline.” Check out: Ferretti has brought this trend into all their new models, and the sleek profiles combined with the unique window lines are sure to turn heads.

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“Cream on cream, textured layers in varying shades of white, chic neutrals of gray, taupe, and even muted silvers and golds work as a beautiful, calming, and surprisingly warm foundation for vibrant pops of colors, deep wood, fashionable patterns, and an easy flow for the eye throughout the room,” notes Knowles. “With so much constant stimuli in the world, this design style gives the eye and mind a peaceful break.” Check out: Dorothea III, a Cheoy Lee classic beauty whose recent refit was managed by Rubicon Maritime, will make her “comeback” at the show this year.

A Place for Everyone— and Everything “The realization during the pandemic by many owners was that there was a need to reconfigure the interior to make space for the needs of the entire family, especially in the case of longer-term yachting trips or isolation situations,” says Knowles. “From kiddie pools to in-law suites and specialized storage compartments, this need created an influx of new build and refit business in the industry to ensure there is a place for everyone and everything.” Check out: Ocean Alexander’s 37L is a prime example, with its new model featuring a rearranged master that allows for more space for utilities and laundry, two guest staterooms that can be joined together to create one larger room for four, and more innovative layout features that help fit any owner’s needs.

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Fans of B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale’s lineup of mermaid experiences can sing praise with the arrival of a new family-friendly iteration known as the “Mermaid Elle & Friends” show. Hosted every Saturday afternoon at the resort’s world-famous Wreck Bar, the experience offers the chance to view exciting mermaid encounters via the bar’s porthole—you’ll even spot a few pirates too. If you prefer some fun with friends or your significant other, check out B Ocean’s adults-only “Mermaid Aqua Burlesque Show” and the underwater male burlesque show dubbed “Aquamen Underwater.” For those who brunch, there’s Mermaids and Mimosas on Sundays, complete with bottomless mimosas. (bhotelsandresorts.com/b-ocean-resort) 20 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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Growing up in North London in the ’80s, Andrew Cotton says he was always drawn to art, animation, and cartoons, which led to an interest in drawing and painting. At 18, he began studying at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design, known for attracting thousands of applicants and only accepting a handful each year. “When I got into there, I thought, ‘Hey, there could be an opportunity here,’” shares the now 41-year-old artist. He moved to New York in 2004, where he remembers watching people sell art on the street. “That was unbelievable to me, that you could go to one of the best locations in Manhattan and show your art,” he says. At that time, Cotton was already incorporating graffiti and street culture influences from London into his fine art. He ingeniously converted an old food truck into a mobile gallery to sell art with other artists to buyers living in Brooklyn to the Upper West Side. The hard work paid off. He soon started meeting influential people who landed 22

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him on the map; he’s now represented at a handful of galleries around the world such as Stella Flame Gallery in the Hamptons. Two years ago, Cotton moved to Fort Lauderdale with his wife and two kids. He’s currently signed with New River Fine Art and

works out of a studio at Flagler Framing. It’s an ideal situation: He gets to use the space as a showroom and churn out pieces that owner Beverly Worley then frames and sends to galleries and buyers internationally. His exclusive work in partnership with New River Fine Art on Las Olas is thanks to its president, Lisa Burgess. “I gave her 15 pieces, and she sold everything,” shares Cotton. “She’s keeping me super busy, and it’s fun.” At New River Fine Art, his contemporary artwork is on display, including his series titled Split Portraits. The juxtapose art features the likeness of an icon—those who influenced the culture and Cotton’s career—in black and white. “On the other side, depending on who the artist or the icon is, I then paint that in a dimension of how they see and view the world and explore that side,” says Cotton. To date, he’s created originals of Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Abraham Lincoln, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who’s known for his influence on street art and hiphop. “I think the work speaks for itself,” he says. “I’m happy the art is selling.” Besides Split Portraits, Cotton delves into other realms, such as abstract, text-based art, and soon wants to explore NFTs and the digital market. Be on the lookout for more at New River Fine Art into the new year. (andrewcottonart.com; newriverfineart.com)

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1. Peony & Blush Suede cologne ($142), Jo Malone London, jomalone.com, 50 percent of the purchase price (up to $60,000) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. | 2. Pink pony fleece hoodie ($148), Polo Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com, 100 percent of the purchase price will be donated to an international network of cancer charities. | 3. Enamel stretch pink bracelet ($225 for three, $75 for one), Roxanne Assoulin, roxanneassoulin.com, proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research and treatment. | 4. Varenne top-handle mini pink Elaphe bag ($1,395), Jimmy Choo, jimmychoo.com, 20 percent of the purchase price (up to $100,000) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. | 5. Purposefully Pink apparel ($58$138), Lilly Pulitzer, lillypulitzer.com, the Purposefully Pink print was created in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Lilly Pulitzer is donating $35,000 to BCRF. | 6. Advanced Night Repair Synchronized MultiRecovery Complex ($105), Estée Lauder, esteelauder.com, 20 percent of the purchase price (up to $261,000) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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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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NAME IT Red La Greca top-handle bag with Versace logo ($1,195), Versace, Boca Raton, versace.com MOD SQUAD Black and white print tall boots (price upon request), Prada, Bal Harbour, prada.com

SHAPE-SHIFTER: Opt for statement accessories with geometric patterns. THE CLASSICS: Try Roman motif–inspired prints for an unpredictable look. COLOR WHEEL: Crazy contrasting colorways feel fresh this season.

WILD CHILD Hot Chick multicolored patterned patent leather pumps ($795), Christian Louboutin, Miami Design District, christian louboutin.com

CONNECT THE DOTS Medium tophandle bag in black leather ($4,300), Gucci, Aventura, gucci.com FACE OFF Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Speedy Bandouliére 25 handbag ($3,300), Louis Vuitton, Aventura, louisvuitton.com 26

RIDING HIGH Canvas and leather tote bag ($1,895), Dolce & Gabbana, Miami, dolcegabbana.com

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1. HEAVEN ON EARTH Tiffany & Co. necklace in platinum with diamonds and a black opal set in 18-karat gold, price upon request. Tiffany & Co. locations (tiffany.com) 2. POSH PENDANT Effy Jewelry necklace with an opal and diamonds set in 14-karat rose gold, $1,575. Macy’s locations (macys.com) 3. X MARKS THE SPOT Emily P. Wheeler Divide earrings with Australian opals, pink tourmaline, and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, $38,000. (emilypwheeler.com) 4. BEAR NECESSITIES Provident Jewelry Estate Collection polar bear ring with opals, sapphires, and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, $12,500. Provident Jewelry locations (providentjewelry.com) 5. CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES Briony Raymond Confetti Cluster earrings with opals and diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $3,800. (brionyraymond.com) 6. COLOR COORDINATED Hamilton Jewelers ring with a black opal, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds set in platinum, $52,000. Hamilton Jewelers, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens (hamiltonjewelers.com) 7. TABULA ROSA Stephen Webster CH2 Tablet Twister earrings with white and fire opalescent crystal haze and baguette diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $6,700. Mix at The Breakers, Palm Beach (561-659-8402) 8. HIGH DIVE Cartier Sixième Sens High Jewelry bracelet with an Australian opal, emeralds, emerald eyes, and diamonds set in platinum, price upon request. Cartier, Miami Design District (cartier.com) 9. HEAD START Lydia Courteille Topkapi tiara with an opal, sapphires, rubies, and tsavorite set in 18-karat black gold, price upon request. (lydiacourteille.com)

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3 EQUINE 101 LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO TAKE IN THE 2018 EQUESTRIAN SEASON? FOUNDED BY LOXAHATCHEE RESIDENT LISA EL-RAMEY, WELLINGTON INSIDER TOURS PROVIDE A BEGINNER’S COURSE IN HORSE SPORTS. OVER THREE DAYS, PARTICIPANTS LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF DRESSAGE, SHOW JUMPING, AND POLO, INCLUDING MEETING WITH RIDERS AND PLAYERS AS WELL AS ATTENDING A GAME AT THE INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH. (561-662-0519, WELLINGTON INSIDERTOURS.COM)

FITNESS TRACKERS ARE EVERYWHERE. HOWEVER, JAWBONE’S UP ACTIVITY BANDS ARE SO SLIM THAT THEIR UBIQUITY GOES VIRTUALLY UNNOTICED. THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE BARELY BIGGER THAN A HAIR TIE AND JUST AS STYLISH AS A DESIGNER BRACELET. JAWBONE HAS ANNOUNCED THREE NEW TRACKERS THAT COMBINE MINIMALIST DESIGN WITH HIGH-TECH FEATURES. MADE FROM ANODIZED ALUMINIUM, UP2 IS THE SMALLEST OPTION AND MONITORS THE USER’S ACTIVITY AND SLEEP. IT FEEDS THIS DATA VIA BLUETOOTH TO THE UP APP AND SMART COACH SYSTEM, WHICH TRACKS PROGRESS AND GIVES PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE. THE UP3 INCLUDES THESE FEATURES BUT IS ALSO OUTFITTED WITH A MULTISENSORY PLATFORM THAT MEASURES RESTING HEART RATE. FINALLY, FOR EVEN MORE ON-THE-GO CAPABILITIES, THE UP4 BOASTS ALL THESE QUALITIES BUT ALSO ALLOWS WEARERS TO MAKE PAYMENTS WITH AN AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD THROUGH TAP-TO-PAY TECHNOLOGY. (JAWBONE.COM)

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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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Luxe by Nature

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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Clockwise from below: Farmed and foraged produce goes into the meals at Social Haus; chef Brandon Cunningham; fly-fishing on the Blackfoot River; Social Haus’ elevated, seasonal cuisine; the awe-inspiring Montana landscape.

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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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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 testosterone-en36

riched 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 preci-

sion 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 quick-shifting 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 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

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PRICE: FROM $38,900 ($45,750 AS TESTED) ENGINE: 2.0-LITER TURBO 4-CYLINDER TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC POWER: 228 HP TORQUE: 235 LB-FT 0-60: 6.3 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 150 MPH LENGTH/ WIDTH: 153/68 INCHES WEIGHT: 3,143 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT’LL REMIND YOU THAT DRIVING CAN STILL BE FUN.

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 eye-popping 18-inch JCW Track Spoke al-

loys. 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 tradeoff 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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Italian boatbuilder Tecnomar has partnered with Lamborghini to create a 4,000-horsepower, supercar-inspired speed demon By Howard Walker

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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 Germanbuilt MAN V-12 turbo diesels cranking out 2,000 horsepower a piece. Mated to dragreducing 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 fillups 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. The hull

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POWER FILE uses thick fiberglass for strength, with stiff yet lightPRICE: FROM $3.5 weight carbon fiber for the topsides to help lower the MILLION LENGTH: 63 boat’s center of gravity. FEET BEAM: 18 FEET DRY Designed as a speedy day boat, the focus here is on WEIGHT: APPROX. 24 having fun in the sun. There are acres of cushy sunpads TONS ENGINES: 2 X MAN in the bow and across the stern, as well as a huge swim V-12 DIESELS POWER: platform, a large cockpit table and bench seats, and an 4,000 HP TOP SPEED: outdoor kitchen for alfresco dining. 70 MPH WHY WE LOVE Below deck there’s plenty of space for a weekend IT: BECAUSE IT’S AS getaway, with a roomy forward master suite, plus a BOLD AND OUTRAGEOUS guest cabin with twin single berths. And, just like the AS ANY LAMBORGHINI SUPERCAR. interior of Lamborghini’s Sián supercar, the decor is number of boats Tecnomar plans to build. darker than a Kentucky coal mine, with splashes of Who’s going to buy this supercar of the seas? Existing gold to break up the gloom. Lamborghini car owners no doubt. How cool would it be Strap into that fancy helm seat—trimmed in Lamborghini’s water- to have a matching supercar and superboat? Naturally, Tecnomar will proof Carbon Skin material—and it’s just like sliding into the driver’s paint and trim your 63 in any color you desire. seat of a Sián. The instrument display is shaped like the supercar’s, with The highest-profile buyer so far is 33-year-old UFC fighter Conor its carbon-fiber surround and digital displays. You fire up the engines McGregor, the world’s top-paid athlete who earned $180 million last just like you would in a Sián, too, by flipping up a bright red, fighter-jet- year, according to Forbes. He’s ordered hull No. 12 as a nod to his style cover and hitting the start button. Proper No. 12 whiskey brand. The boat will join the Lamborghini As for that “63” badge, it not only reflects the boat’s length, but the Aventador supercar and Urus SUV already in his garage. year (1963) that the Italian supercar maker was founded. It’s also the Green with envy? Maybe just a little. «

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hen Diego and Kristin Urrutia throw a dinner party in their waterfront Palm Beach home, they leave nothing to chance. Sharing the stage with Diego’s business partners, Matti Anttila (accompanied by his interior designer wife, Jennifer) and Nic Roldan (with his equestrian girlfriend, Hannah Selleck) to introduce their High Goal Gin brand to friends, the couple rely on the entertaining panache they learned from their parents. Diego, who now works as a banker and wealth manager at Merrill Lynch in Palm Beach, was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Argentina, Singapore, and London. He fondly describes his mother’s attention to detail and her ability to please each guest. “With my mom, [it is] the more the merrier at her parties—and there are never too many Champagne glasses,” says Diego. “I learned that being a good host is to make guests feel special.”

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This particular soiree, however, was different, because Diego was joined by Matti and Nic, who are equally interested in party preparation, including experimenting with various pairings of their new gin with chef-driven cuisine. Before embarking upon their shared business venture, the trio initially bonded over their love of polo and its lifestyle. Together they launched High Goal to give the American market a novel choice of gin. The beverage is produced in Charleston, South Carolina, where Matti is based and owns Grain & Barrel Spirits, a beverage company that also makes Dixie Southern Vodka, Chicken Cock Whiskey, Cabana Rum, Endless Summer Spirits, and Virgil Kane Whiskey. High Goal Gin, which comes in a custom, 42

Italian-designed and -manufactured sea spray green bottle, is infused with mint and citrus botanicals to create a lighter, more refreshing taste. Matti, who calls himself a gin man, previously owned the high-end Boodles Gin brand. “I had a noncompete after I sold Boodles and could not wait to start High Goal, where I have held the trademark,” he explains. Raised playing polo in Santa Barbara, California, Matti was happy to meet Nic through Diego, who was his neighbor in Palm Beach before he relocated his family to Charleston. “Nic, Diego, and I talked about the profile and packaging for High Goal Gin; then the pandemic hit, and we were lucky to have had the time to refine the marketing,” Matti says. “We source everything in

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WE LIKE TO MIX AND MATCH OUR DIFFERENT FRIENDS AS IT EXPANDS OUR INTELLECT, CURIOSITY, AND CHEMISTRY.” —Diego Urrutia

the Southeast and produce the gin in 3,000-bottle batches to tightly control the botanicals, like mint, juniper, coriander, lemon, and cardamom.” Nic, an active eight-goal polo superstar who turned pro at age 15 and is a co-founder of High Goal Gin, discovered his passion for the drink while playing tournaments in the United Kingdom, including the Queen’s Cup and Gold Cup. For several years, he was looking for a way to create his own premium gin brand stateside. “I have always liked gin,” says Nic, who lives in Wellington and continues to play polo around the world. “I follow the gin culture in Europe when I play polo there, and I am so happy that we have created a light and reimagined version for the U.S. We wanted a more modern-style flavor that is citrus-forward. We see gin as a rising trend.” Gin was certainly the featured player at their recent dinner party. As guests entered the living area of Kristin and Diego’s residence—which features a Louis Vuitton chest Diego restored—Kristin offered the evening’s signature cocktail: High Goal Gin on the rocks with a twist of lemon and

fresh mint, presented in contemporary Orrefors bulb glasses. Joey Leuze from Palm Beach Catering & Luxury Events paired the cocktail with a variety of passed appetizers, such as ahi tuna tacos with avocado mousse and micro cilantro, wild mushroom bonbons with black truffle aioli, and crispy potatoes with sour cream and salmon roe. While enjoying the food and drinks, guests raved about the smashing view of the Intracoastal Waterway. “The sight of the sun setting on the balcony is fantastic,” said guest Nick McClelland, a private equity and investment specialist. Kristin and Diego, with a little help from their 5-year-old daughter, Allegra, set the tone for the evening with the addition of background music by Norwegian DJ Kygo. “They are such gracious and lovely hosts,” said Matti’s wife, Jennifer, who admired the white orchids that seemed to bloom about the living space. “Everywhere I look I see elegance.” “I love being with people, especially in our home environment,” adds Diego. “We like to mix and match our different friends as it expands our intellect, curiosity, and chemistry. It’s great fun to talk and show them around our home.” Just off the living room, the dining table was nestled in a space defined by silk kelly green Schumacher wallpaper and punctuated by a bold Kelly Reemtsen painting of an empowered woman carrying a chainsaw. “This room is a novel take on ‘green with envy,’” observed Hannah Selleck, daughter of actor Tom Selleck. Set for 10, the table appointments and Kristin’s antique peacock wicker chairs helped transform the area into a notable scene that could have stepped out of a proper English novel. Atop a D’Ascoli tablecloth were Kelly green napkins that matched the wallpaper and highlighted the pretty blues and greens in the home’s decor. The setting also included Kristin’s favorite Mottahedeh Imperial Blue china, green Vista Alegra water goblets, Christofle silver flatware, and assorted green votives mixed and matched with white candles in crystal holders and natural centerpieces of white orchids. “We wanted to add a sophisticated pattern to the table since the kelly green wallpaper is a solid,” says Emily Painter, co-founder of Freshly

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The “Tommy Hitchcock”—High Goal Gin with a Thai basil garnish—accompanied a first course of scallop carpaccio, pickled celery, watermelon radish, and apple and basil vinaigrette prepared by chef Joey Leuze of Palm Beach Catering & Luxury Events. Opposite page: Diego Urrutia, Matti Anttila, and Nic Roldan

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WE WANTED A MORE MODERN-STYLE FLAVOR THAT IS CITRUS-FORWARD. WE SEE GIN AS A RISING TREND.” —Nic Roldan

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Set, a tablescape linen rental company, who helped the hostess design the table decor. “Kristin loves place cards and conversation-starter cards, which added to the mix.” For the meal, chef Leuze planned the food and drink pairings to create a luxe and light dining experience, starting with the fresh Tommy Hitchcock gin cocktail with a Thai basil garnish and a first course bursting with bright flavors: scallop carpaccio with pickled celery, watermelon radish, and an apple and basil vinaigrette. The Saint-Tropez cocktail—gin and Champagne with lemon juice and peel, edible flowers, and passion fruit seeds— ushered in the second course of Maine lobster tail with pea risotto, lobster jam, and pea tendrils. “This was a light entree, with the elegance of the lobster matching the light and lovely gin creation,” explains Leuze. “The gin is not dominant in these cocktails. The drink is luxurious, mild, and easy to pair with this menu.” For dessert, the chef matched a lemon tart with The Roldan, a cocktail combining gin, basil, and muddled strawberries served in low Reed & Barton glasses. The chef added a rhubarb compote to the lemon tart to complement the strawberries in the cocktail. “The food was fresh and delicious, and the night was a lot of fun,” says Nic. “It was wonderful seeing close friends and enjoying their company.” As the evening came to a close, guest Ali Solimine Kampsen raved about the vibe, the hosts, and the guests. “Kristin and Diego know how to bring together a good group of people,” said Ali, a real estate professional. “The hosts were so welcoming, and their home is beautiful. They made us feel relaxed and comfortable, like we were part of the family.” The partygoers agreed that the hosts gave new meaning to “gin with a twist.” «

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Clockwise from top left: Lemon tart; Diego Urrutia with Ali Solimine Kampsen and Kris Kampsen; Matti Anttila, Diego Urrutia, and Nic Roldan; Ali Solimine Kampsen, Kristin Urrutia, and Jennifer Anttila. Opposite Page: High Goal Gin’s SaintTropez cocktail paired with Maine lobster

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Open for Fun

New Ford Bronco

Sun-on-your-nose convertibles don’t have to be sexy European two-seaters. The hottest convertible on the planet right now is the tough-as-nails 2021 Ford Bronco sport-ute. The key to its wantone-now appeal, also known as Broncomania, comes down to one word: adventure. Regardless of whether you ever take a new Bronco off-road, it’s the promise that you can strap a kayak or surfboard to the top, hang a mountain bike off the back, throw in hiking boats, and go off into the great unknown. You can do it all with the roof down— and the doors off. Ford has hit gold with this all-new version of its original 1966 4x4 icon. It’s as capable as, if not more so than, Jeep’s legendary Wrangler. It looks terrific, is ultracomfortable, and is quite refined. You can spend days going through its options, with the choice of six models, two- or fourdoor bodies, hardtop or soft, 2.3 turbo 4 or 2.7 turbo 6, manual or auto, and a million add-ons. Prices range from the $28,500 two-door base model to the $49,475 Wildtrak four-door—the 7,000 flagship First Edition models sold out instantly. My top pick would be the more luxury-focused Outer Banks four-door with the 2.7 for around $45,000. But good luck finding one.

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Grey Poupon Included The $28-Million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail Twenty-eight million dollars. That was the price tag for this bespoke, nautically imbued Rolls-Royce Boat Tail convertible, giving it the esteemed accolade of being the most expensive new car ever offered. Inspired by those custom, taperedbodied drop-tops of the Roaring Twenties, this exquisitely designed, Windex-blue Rolls is one of the British carmaker’s finest creations. Rumor has it that it was commissioned by billionaire power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Based on the elegant V-12-engined RollsRoyce Dawn convertible, its sleek aluminum body has been resculpted to feature a rear

deck that opens like butterfly wings to reveal what Rolls calls a “hosting suite.” Here, one side is dedicated to beverages—perhaps Jay-Z’s preferred Armand de Brignac Champagne—while the other houses a Christofle crockery and cutlery picnic set. There’s even a stainless-steel and carbon-fiber parasol for shade. Want a break from the sun? The car comes with a detachable carbon-fiber top that transforms the Boat Tail into a stunning coupe. Rolls-Royce plans to build just three Boat Tails. No word on whether the other two are sold, but now would be the time to ask.

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Gold Standard

Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Look up “iconic” in any thesaurus, and chances are one of the options will be Porsche 911. Since its debut in 1964, the quirky two-door has been continually honed and enhanced to become the dailydriving rocket ship it is today. I’d argue that today’s “base” droptop, the $114,000 911 Carrera cabriolet, with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo 6, will give you all the thrills you’d ever crave. But it’s hard to resist stepping up to the even more dynamic $129,000 Carrera S with 443 hp. Or the upcoming $149,400 Carrera GTS with 473 hp. Or the bigdaddy $219,800 Turbo S cab with a supercar-like 640 hp. Each edition boasts heartpounding yet usable performance, racecar-like handling, and true versatility. Still, the beauty of the 911 is that it is so easy to live with. I adore its smooth ride, interior space, and terrific outward visibility. It remains the gold standard.

Thrill of the Grille Oh, that grille. Kidneys this swollen typically require a trip to the emergency room. But this is BMW telling the world to go big or go home. And in BMW’s new 4 Series convertible, that frontal ornamentation is part of the car’s brash, headspinning persona. The last-generation convertible came with a three-piece folding metal roof that was heavy, too complex, and messed with trunk space. This version opts for a lighter cloth roof. Now the big, densely insulated roof descends in just 18 seconds and stows neatly in a well behind the rear seats. Speaking of seats, this new 4 Series is still a four-seater, adding to its already significant

BMW 440i Convertible

appeal. Though sitting in the back with the top down at speed can get a little blustery. Power-wise, this drop-top 4 comes in a trio of flavors, from the entry 2.0-liter turbocharged 430i, to the snorting 503-hp M4. My fave is the mid-range M440i with its 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line 6 with BMW’s eBoost 48-volt mild hybrid assistance. Combined, it punches out an impressive 382 horseys coupled with more silkysmoothness than a jar of warm molasses. And as you’d expect from the makers of the Ultimate Driving Machines, the M440i is a joy to drive. It’s fast, refined, a rocket through the curves, and just plain fun.

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Sharper Claws

Jaguar F-TYPE P450

Prancing Pony

If such a thing as a “starter” Ferrari exists— and by that, I don’t mean a used version of the 1984 308 Tom Selleck drove in Magnum P.I.—it would be the prancing Portofino M. That's “M” as in “Modificata,” though it should really be “M” for “Magnifico.” With stickers starting at around $226,000 (a nicely optioned version will likely set you back more than $300,000) it’s hardly “starter.” But this is the important first rung on the Ferrari ownership ladder. As is so often the case, the entry model can be one of the best. For starters, it’s a hardtop

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Ferrari Portofino M convertible with a top that glides back in just 14 seconds. That means coupe-like security and style with drop-top, wind-in-the-hair, look-up-at-the-stars joy. Think of it as two cars in one. You need only start it up to confirm that this is still a hot-blooded, finger-tingling Ferrari. Under the hood sits a 3.8-liter twin-turbo 612hp V-8 hooked up to an 8-speed dual clutch automatic. Ask it nicely and it’ll catapult you from standstill to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, accompanied by a soundtrack surely composed by Pavarotti in his prime. Magnifico indeed.

It’s no secret that Jaguar is on a glide path to going all-electric by 2025. That probably means curtains for its sexy F-Type coupe and convertible two-seaters. But as a last hurrah, Jaguar is simplifying its lineup by ditching the limp 4-cylinder and forgettable in-line 6 engines and offering only supercharged V-8 models. While the thundering—read: obnoxiously loud—575-hp supercharged F-Type R continues as the performance flagship, much more appealing is the still exhilarating but more sophisticated F-Type P450 with its 444-hp 5.0-liter V-8. Couple this with the recent design makeover (think: wafer-thin LED lights, a host of suspension changes, and a new grille), and the F-Type has never been more desirable. Yes, the fastback coupe has the prettier lines, but the convertible will put the sun on your face and the wind in your follicles. Plus, V-8 power will deliver the performance you expect from a Jag. Get it while you can.

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Best 'Vette Yet Chevrolet C8 Corvette Convertible

Arguably every new Corvette is a convertible. Coupe versions feature a removable composite hardtop that you lift off and store across the top of the rear trunk area. A week of push-ups might get you in shape to wrestle with its awkward shape. It’s far wiser then to opt for the “proper” convertible, with its six beefy electric motors that levitate the two-panel roof and glide it into a dedicated well—a task completed in 16 seconds from start to finish. The power top adds an extra $7,000, but it only enhances what is already a magical driving experience. It also means you avoid being caught in a sudden downpour; the roof deploys at speeds up to 30 mph. Driving jollies come courtesy of the ‘Vette’s

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mid-mounted 6.2-liter V-8 that delivers zeroto-60 acceleration in a mere 2.9 seconds. Top speed? That would be close to 200 mph. And that mid-engined layout adds a poise, balance, and athletic agility never before offered in a Corvette. Here is simply one of the most joyous, adrenaline-pumping, punch-in-the-solarplexus thrill rides money can buy. And all this for a sticker that starts as low as $68,495.

British Beef

Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Can a car be a piece of art? Of course. Just gaze in wonderment at Aston Martin’s DB11 Volante droptop. From that pouting grille, to the beautifully formed clamshell hood, to the muscley haunches over the rear wheels, this is nothing less than a rolling sculpture. As a Volante—that’s Aston speak for convertible—it’s a masterpiece. That eight-layer canvas roof takes 14 seconds to power back. Even at triple-digit speeds, there’s next to no buffeting nor excessive noise. But talking of noise, press the start button and the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 erupts to life with the same unruly authority of a pit bull clearing its throat. Sourced from Mercedes-AMG, it packs an impressive 503 hp and 513 lb-ft of torque. While it has the precision and agility to power through curves at jaw-dropping speeds, it is equally adept at playing the refined grand tourer, delivering a fluid ride and putting few demands on driver or passenger.

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Need for Speed

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

As far as bragging rights go, Bentley’s 2022 GT Speed Convertible offers 208 mph. That’s the car’s top speed, with its top dropped. Now, if you’ve ever traveled at more than 100 mph in pretty much any convertible, you’ll know it’s far from a pleasant experience. Doing 208 mph alfresco must be like sticking your head in the back end of Concorde on

takeoff. But as I said: bragging rights. This latest convertible Speed version of Bentley’s fetching Continental GT is certainly all about speed. Under that bulging hood is a 605-hp version of the British carmaker’s twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 nuclear reactor. Standstill to 60 mph takes just 3.6 seconds. And it handles like no XXL-sized, four-seat convertible has the right to. All-wheel drive, rear-wheel steering, and an electronic rear differential help deliver astonishing agility

without compromising that magic carpet–like ride. This car is all about speed with style. It boasts acres of diamond-quilted leather, suede-like Alcantara on the steering wheel and center seat sections, diamond-knurled analog gauges on a rotating panel. Just exquisite. As for that huge cloth top, it can be deployed or stowed in 19 seconds. And, miraculously, it stays on at 208 mph.

Convertible Asset Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Sit back and feel those zephyrs of breeze swirling around the cockpit. Life in a Lexus LC 500 convertible is certainly good. Here’s the ideal two-seat, droptop cruiser for gliding down the Pacific Coast Highway or ambling along A1A to the Keys, that buttery-smooth 471hp V-8 whispering in the background. Lexus has done a spectacular job of slicing the top off the classy LC Coupe. Fifteen seconds is all it takes for the four-layer canvas top to lift, fold, and disappear behind the seats. And even at triple-digit velocities, the cabin stays remarkably calm. Top up or down, the lines of this new LC are simply divine. The lack of a roof only accentuates the car’s hood, its raked-back windshield, and short, muscular rump. And what a cabin, with acres of glove-soft leather, body-hugging seats, and the kind of quality and craftsmanship that Lexus excels at. The car is already being lauded as a future classic. «

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Jason B. Blank Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300

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John D. Eaton Shawde & Eaton, P.L. Weston 954-376-3366 Mariaelena Gayo-Guitian Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-453-8035 Michael I. Goldberg Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-2444 Ross R. Hartog Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0030

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Paula Revene Chorowski & Clary, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-525-6566

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Scott D. Knapp Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5219

William R. Scherer Jr. Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Gregory S. Starr The Starr Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7827 Todd Stone The Stone Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-804-9454 Jon L. Swergold Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-5201 Bradley R. Weiss Benson, Mucci & Weiss, P.L. Coral Springs 954-323-1023 BUSINESS/CORPORATE Harsh Arora Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 Valerie Barnhart Perera Barnhart Alemán Davie 786-485-5232 Donn A. Beloff Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8283 William Berger Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-343-6945 Mike Colodny Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-332-1740 Lourdes Ferrer Ferrer Law Group, PLLC Weston 954-651-6810

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BUSINESS/CORPORATE (cont.) Jonathan S. Gelman Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8213 Gregory Medalie Medalie & Medalie, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-522-5303 Robert C. White Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-667-3720 CLASS ACTION/ MASS TORTS Maria Elena Abate Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-492-4010 Richard W. Epstein Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1120 Carlos M. Sires Boies Schiller Flexner LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-356-0011 Marc A. Wites Wites Law Firm Lighthouse Point 866-541-7142

Steven C. Fraser Steven C. Fraser, P.A. Hallandale Beach 877-862-7188 Irwin R. Gilbert Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Peter R. Goldman Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5239 Jeffrey Allan Hirsch Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8285 Joseph J. Huss Krinzman, Huss, Lubetsky, Feldman & Hotte Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3454 Michael Kean Loren & Kean Law Fort Lauderdale 954-474-7200

Sigrid S. McCawley Boies Schiller Flexner LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-356-0011 Paul H. Minoff GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 Jimmy W. Mintz Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Steven H. Osber Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Todd S. Payne Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-595-6061 Jose R. Riguera Keller Landsberg, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3550

Todd Stone The Stone Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-804-9454 CONSTRUCTION LAW Marshall A. Adams Lubell Rosen, LLC Fort Lauderdale 954-880-9500 Stacy Bercun Bohm Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 Alan C. (Peter) Brandt Jr. Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-474-8080 Gary L. Brown Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970

Kyle S. Roberts Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Nestor Bustamante III Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-474-8080

John E. Rodstrom Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Jesse H Diner Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fort Lauderdale 954-335-1576

Leonard K. Samuels Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5142

Robert E. Ferencik Jr. Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-474-8080

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Scott D. Knapp Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5219

Gary M. Bagliebter Gary M. Bagliebter, P.A. Hollywood 954-804-6937

Brian Howard Koch Holland & Knight LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7984

Scott L. Cagan GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111

Chelsea Koff Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson Fort Lauderdale (954) 462-9587

Glenn N. Smith Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-888-2666

Steven B. Lesser Becker & Poliakoff Fort Lauderdale 954-987-7550

Gregory S. Starr The Starr Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7827

Christopher S. Carver Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 305-982-5572

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Jamie A. Cole Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242

William R. Scherer Jr. Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Michael Kean Loren & Kean Law Fort Lauderdale 954-474-7200 Ian T. Kravitz Malka & Kravitz, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-828-2807 Michael J. Kurzman Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242

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Kenneth A. Gordon Family Law Partner

William S. Kramer Real Estate Law Partner

Jonathan . Schiller Family Law Partner

John N. Lambros Family Law Partner

Roberta G. Stanley Family Law Partner

Donald J. Lunny, Jr. Real Estate Law Partner

Thomas R. Tatum Insurance Law Partner

Philip J. Morgan Real Estate Law Partner

Brent . Trapana Family Law Associate

Brinkley Morgan has been servicing clients in a variety of practice areas for nearly 50 years in the state of Florida. The firm provides a wide range of professional legal services in the areas of marital and family; wills, trusts and estate planning, and administration; real estate, business litigation and appellate practice; corporate law and business development; probate and trust litigation; bankruptcy and creditors rights; administrative; income, estate and gift tax; and local government. FORT LAUDERDALE

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CONSTRUCTION LAW (cont.) Joseph W. Lawrence II Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli Fort Lauderdale 954-728-1270 Steven B. Lesser Becker & Poliakoff Fort Lauderdale 954-987-7550 Ira L. Libanoff Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-474-8080 Bruce Loren Loren & Kean Law Fort Lauderdale 954-474-7200 S. Elysha Luken Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8700 Harry Malka Malka & Kravitz, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-828-2807 Mike Piscitelli Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli Fort Lauderdale 954-728-1270 Glenn N. Smith Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-888-2666 William E. Stacey Jr. William E. Stacey Jr., P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-9898 R. Miles Stanislaw Miles Stanislaw Attorney at Law Hollywood 209-399-0198 Brian A. Wolf Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-769-5330

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND COMPLAINTS LAW Kara L. MacCullough Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8255 CORPORATE LAW Robert W. Barron Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5145 Donn A. Beloff Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8283 Kiyan Bigloo Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8230 Rebecca G. DiStefano Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8221 Mark S. Feluren Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-453-8014 Michael H. Krul Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2406 Kara L. MacCullough Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8255 Bruce I. March Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8227 Russell Marcus Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 Matthew W. Miller Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8259

David C. Peck Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8265

Mark Eiglarsh Law Offices of Mark Eiglarsh Fort Lauderdale 954-686-1886

Matthew M. Robbins Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8298

Calisha A. Francis McKinnon Legal Miramar 305-416-0045

Mark S. Schecter Schecter Real Estate Law Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7009

Matthew Glassman Law Office of Matthew Glassman, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-908-3399

Adam J. Silverman Silverman Schermer, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-314-4000

Michael A. Gottlieb Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-1005

William S. Stein Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8252

Fred Haddad Fred Haddad Law Fort Lauderdale 954-467-6767

Robert C. White Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-667-3720

Jeremy J. Kroll Dutko & Kroll, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-595-3900

CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON WHITE-COLLAR

Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900

Jason B. Blank Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 J. David Bogenschutz J. David Bogenschutz & Associates, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-764-2500

Adam Rossen Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200 Steve Rossi Law Offices of Steve Rossi Fort Lauderdale 954-783-8376

Andrew M. Coffey Andrew M. Coffey, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-406-9272

Manny A. Serra-Jovenich The Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200

Michael Cohen Law Office of Michael B. Cohen Fort Lauderdale 954-928-0059

David Tarras Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200

Joshua S. Danz Joshua S. Danz, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-998-1234

Michael D. Weinstein Michael D. Weinstein, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-1420

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FAMILY LAW PRACTICE IN SOUTH FLORIDA COMMITTED TO QUALITY!

Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. was established in 1999 by South Florida Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorneys Peter L. Gladstone and Jeffrey A. Weissman. With 4 of their 7 attorneys Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, Gladstone & Weissman exclusively provide counsel on sophisticated divorce and related family law matters. The firm’s attorneys discreetly handle complex divorce litigation, high-net-worth asset valuation, equitable distribution, paternity, parenting matters, spousal support, post-judgment modification, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, all with integrity and compassion. With a widespread reputation of representing clients comprised of successful entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, doctors, lawyers, television personalities and professional athletes, the firm was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “2021 Best Law Firm” and other prestigious organizations such as Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite.

GLADSTONE & WEISSMAN, P.A. IS LOCATED AT 101 Renaissance Centre, 101 North Federal Highway, Suite 702, Boca Raton, FL 33432, with a satellite office at Corporate Center, 110 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON WHITE-COLLAR (cont.) Teresa Williams The Law Offices of Teresa Williams Fort Lauderdale 954-761-9131 CRIMINAL DEFENSE WHITE COLLAR Howard L. Greitzer Howard L. Greitzer, P.A. Plantation 954-296-0008 Gabriel L. Imperato Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5223 Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 Jeffrey Neiman Marcus, Neiman, Rashbaum & Pineiro, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-462-1200 Adam Rossen Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200 Manny A. Serra-Jovenich The Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200 David Tarras Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200 Bruce L. Udolf Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-309-0438 Mariam Zaki Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 Bruce A. Zimet Bruce A. Zimet, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7081 72

ELDER LAW Jill Ginsberg Ginsberg Shulman, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-332-2310 Jody Leslie Leslie & McLaughlin, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-779-1772 Kenneth S. Rubin Law Offices of Kenneth S. Rubin, P.A. Coral Springs 954-755-3440 EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW Dale A. Bruschi Bruschi P.L. Hollywood 954-294-5069 Mitchell J. Burnstein Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242 Sidney C. Calloway Shutts & Bowen LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3833 Alicia Gonzalez Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242

James B. Davis Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-713-6429 Dana Mason Gallup Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 Cristina E. Groschel Groschel Law, P. A. Margate 954-608-1674 Robert D. Klausner Klausner Kaufman Jensen & Levinson Plantation 954-916-1202 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Dennis D. Mele Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2409 Luna E. Phillips Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-712-1478 FAMILY LAW Heather L. Apicella Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Boca Raton 561-447-2274

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW

Evan H. Baron EHB Family & Collaborative Law Weston 954-385-9160

Daniel Alter GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111

Katherine O. Birnbaum Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-617-2303

Valerie Barnhart Perera Barnhart Alemán Davie 786-485-5232

Nancy K. Brodzki Brodzki Jacobs & Brook Coral Springs 954-932-8300

Ria N. Chattergoon RC Law Group Hollywood 954-400-1620

Susan R. Brown Susan R. Brown, P.A. Plantation 954-474-9500

Deborah Ann Byles The Law Firm of Deborah Ann Byles, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-467-0073 Caryn Goldenberg Carvo Caryn Goldenberg Carvo PA Coral Springs 954-524-4450 Rae E. Chorowski Chorowski & Clary, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-525-6566 Rebecca H. Fischer Fischer & Feldman, P.A. Hollywood 954-927-4097 Howard S. Friedman Fischler & Friedman, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-5778 Richard H. Gaines The Gaines Law Firm, P.A. Coral Springs 954-603-8801 Jessica Lassman Geller Geller Law And Mediation, LLC Davie 954-634-1786 Denise C. Gentile Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 Peter L. Gladstone Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 561-447-2274 Kenneth A. Gordon Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 Jason H. Haber Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 Alyssa D. Honickman Honickman Law, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-2522

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FAMILY LAW (cont.) John N. Lambros Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 Juliette E. Lippman Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-617-2317 Steven A. Mason Law Offices of Steven A. Mason, P.A. Hollywood 954-963-5900 Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 Christina A. McKinnon McKinnon Legal Miramar 305-416-0045 Charles Fox Miller Boies Schiller Flexner LLP Hollywood 954-924-0300 James Fox Miller Boies Schiller Flexner LLP Hollywood 954-924-0300 Nicole P. Netti Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 Terry O’Connor The Law Offices of Morgan, Carratt & O’Connor, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-728-8585 Fernanda Pedroso EHB Family & Collaborative Law Weston 954-385-9160 Joshua L. Plager Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Boca Raton 561-447-2274 Brian A. Prieto Florida Family Law Clinic Fort Lauderdale 954-354-7470

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Christopher W. Rumbold Law Office of Christopher W. Rumbold, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-914-7866 Andrew L. Salvage Andrew L. Salvage, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-525-6727 Mark E. Sawicki Mark E. Sawicki, P.A Fort Lauderdale 954-458-0005 Jonathan Z. Schiller Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 Denise L. Schneider Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Boca Raton 561-447-2274

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE Mike Colodny Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-332-1740 Michael E. Dutko Jr. Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

IMMIGRATION LAW Nicole M. Avila Avila Law PLLC Weston 954-866-5296 Renata Castro Castro Legal Group Pompano Beach 954-204-0393

Sylvie Rampal Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Jamile Moraes Pellicer Law Office of Jamile Moraes Pellicer, PA Coral Springs 954-667-3660

Gary I. Resnick GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111

Michael Shane Shane & Shane, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-772-8782

Stephanie J. Toothaker Stephanie J. Toothaker, Esq. P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-648-9376

INSURANCE LAW

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Erik Abrams Gordon & Partners, P.A. Plantation 754-333-3333

Roberta G. Stanley Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-832-0031

Brett Bauman Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7000

David O Batista Shutts & Bowen LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3882

Gregory S. Starr The Starr Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7827

Gerald Del Amo Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7462

Hillary B. Cassel Cassel & Cassel, P.A. Hollywood 954-589-5504

Brent V. Trapana Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200

Linda A. Epstein Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7031

Michael A. Cassel Cassel & Cassel, P.A. Hollywood 954-589-5504

Cindy S. Vova Law Offices of Cindy S. Vova P.A. Plantation 954-316-3496

Gabriel L. Imperato Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5223

Gregory Michael Dell Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered Hollywood 800-682-8331

Robert W. Sidweber Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3477

Jeffrey A. Weissman Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Boca Raton 561-447-2274 Andrew R. Wilson Young, Berman, Karpf & Karpf, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-809-3300

David C. Peck Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8265 Lester J. Perling Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5261

Gavin C. Gaukroger Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5156 Jordan Golinowski Property Litigation Group, PLLC Miramar 786-703-8810

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INSURANCE LAW (cont.) Jeannie A. Hanrahan Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4953 Fred E. Karlinsky Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8278 Janine Kalagher McGuire Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Dana Mason Gallup Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125

Donald S. Showalter GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111

Cristina E. Groschel Groschel Law, P. A. Margate 954-608-1674

Alan M. Weisberg Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. Plantation 954-828-1488

Stanley Kiszkiel Stanley Kiszkiel PA Pembroke Pines 954-862-2288

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Thomas H. Loffredo GrayRobinson, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111

Douglas M. McIntosh Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1001

Debra Auerbach Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125

Kyle S. Roberts Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Jacob Auerbach Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125

Thomas R. Tatum Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200

Suzanne K. Bogdan Fisher Phillips LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4705

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Charles S. Caulkins Fisher Phillips LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4700

Dale Paul DiMaggio Malin Haley DiMaggio & Bowen, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-3303 Darren Adam Heitner Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C. Fort Lauderdale 954-558-6999 Catherine F. Hoffman Dickinson Wright PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-991-5444 Mark C. Johnson Johnson | Dalal Plantation 954-507-4500 Jeffrey H. Kamenetsky Burr & Forman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-414-6200

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Gregory L. Mayback Dickinson Wright PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-991-5433

Ria N. Chattergoon RC Law Group Hollywood 954-400-1620 Michael Elkins MLE Law Fort Lauderdale 954-401-2608 Ilanit Fischler Fisher Phillips LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4723 Eric K. Gabrielle Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson Fort Lauderdale 954-462-9527

Paul O. Lopez Tripp Scott, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-525-7500 Michael A. Pancier Pancier Law Pembroke Pines 954-862-2217 James C. Polkinghorn Fisher Phillips LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4702 Paul B. Ranis Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8239 Leonard K. Samuels Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5142 Carter Sox Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 Cathy M. Stutin Fisher Phillips LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4704

LAND USE AND ZONING LAW Michael E. Dutko Jr. Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Samuel S. Goren Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-771-4500 Barbara A. Hall Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8236 Dennis D. Mele Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2409 Debbie M. Orshefsky Holland & Knight LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7871 John E. Rodstrom Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Glenn N. Smith Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-888-2666 Cushla E. Talbut Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-1728 Stephanie J. Toothaker Stephanie J. Toothaker, Esq. P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-648-9376 LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW D. David Keller Keller Landsberg, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3550

Richard D. Tuschman Richard D. Tuschman, P.A. Davie 954-369-1050

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MASS TORT LITIGATION/ CLASS ACTIONS Irwin R. Gilbert Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 William R. Scherer Jr. Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 Edward H. Zebersky Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-361-6705 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Rudwin Ayala Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 Jeff Blostein Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 Jay Cohen Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 James S. Haliczer Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-523-9922 Robert W. Kelley Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 Lisa S. Levine Lisa S. Levine, P.A. Weston 954-256-1820 Jeff D. Mueller Rash Mueller Weston 954-515-0072 Eugene K. Pettis Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-523-9922

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David C. Rash Rash Mueller Weston 954-914-7716 Peter K. Spillis Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 John J. Uustal Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW Mary V. Carroll Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 Bruce I. March Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8227 Matthew W. Miller Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8259 David C. Peck Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8265 Edward Ristaino Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-2472 MUNICIPAL LAW Samuel S. Goren Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-771-4500 PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION Rudwin Ayala Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700

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PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION (cont.) Brian D. Bolton Law Offices of Brian D. Bolton, PLLC Plantation 954-617-9045 Samuel A Coffey Coffey Trial Law Fort Lauderdale 954-289-6316 Jay Cohen Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 Valerie A. Conzo Law Offices of Valerie A. Conzo, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-372-8255 G. Ware Cornell Jr. Cornell & Associates PA Weston 954-271-0554 Rick Ellsley The Ellsley Law Firm Plantation 954-888-7720 Michael Freedland Freedland Harwin Valori, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-467-6400 Ronnie Gotti Steinger, Greene & Feiner Fort Lauderdale 954-491-7701 Kelly D. Hancock Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-763-8181 Daniel Harwin Freedland Harwin Valori, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-467-6400 Jordan M. Kirby Rubenstein Law, P.A. Broward 954-661-6000 Jay Koretsky The Koretsky Law Firm Lauderdale Lakes 954-731-5291 78

Scott S Liberman Liberman Cabrera Thompson & Reitman, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-761-2425 Joseph Madalon Madalon Law Fort Lauderdale 954-923-0072 Todd R. McPharlin McPharlin Law Fort Lauderdale 954-566-2524 Hyram M. Montero Montero Law Center Fort Lauderdale 954-767-6500 Jeff D. Mueller Rash Mueller Weston 954-515-0072 Joseph N. Nusbaum Brotman Nusbaum Ibrahim Boca Raton 561-417-5656

PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION Kristin E. Bianculli Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 Valerie A. Conzo Law Offices of Valerie A. Conzo, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-372-8255 Robert W. Kelley Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 Michael J. Ryan Freedland Harwin Valori, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-467-6400 John J. Uustal Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 REAL ESTATE LAW

Anthony Quackenbush The Quackenbush Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-448-7288

Robert W. Barron Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5145

David C. Rash Rash Mueller Weston 954-914-7716

Zachary O. Bazara Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-765-8288

Eric S. Rosen Rosen Injury Law, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-787-1500

James L. Berger Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5141

Peter K. Spillis Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601

Conrad J. Boyle Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2200

John J. Uustal Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 Edgar Velazquez Law Offices of Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. Coral Springs 954-833-1440

Geoffrey Curreri Ferrer Law Group, PLLC Weston 954-651-6810 Dennis J. Eisinger Eisinger Law Hollywood 954-894-8000 ext. 240

Marshall J. Emas Shutts & Bowen LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3838 Nicholas Fiorello JK Closing Attorneys, PLLC Coconut Creek 954-332-3111 Scott J. Fuerst Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2417 Jonathan S. Gelman Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8213 Mark F. Grant Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2404 Gerald Greenspoon Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1120 Jason H. Haber Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 Stephen F. Katz Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8257 William S. Kramer Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-745-1169 Donald J. Lunny Jr. Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 Jonathan S. Marcus Holland & Knight LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7924 Theresa M. McLaughlin Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700

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Geoffrey S. Mombach Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2200 Philip J. Morgan Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 Justin Nepola Nepola Yonta | Attorneys at Law Hollywood 954-399-0398 Roy D. Oppenheim Oppenheim Law Weston 954-280-5739 Jane C. Rankin Law Offices of Kubicki Draper Fort Lauderdale 954-713-2324 Eric D. Rapkin Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-759-8962 Oscar R. Rivera Siegfried Rivera Plantation 954-781-1134 Mark S. Schecter Schecter Real Estate Law Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7009 Brian J. Sherr Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8247

Adele I. Stone Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fort Lauderdale 954-335-1588

Kara L. MacCullough Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8255

Martin R. Press Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-468-1314

Mariam Zaki Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900

Matthew W. Miller Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8259

William B. Sherman Holland & Knight LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7902

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Ross D. Kulberg Saavedra-Goodwin Fort Lauderdale 954-767-6333

Claire Arritola Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-1748

Grant J. Levine Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8209

Alan B. Cohn Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1120

Benjamin Babcock Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8296

Matthew W. Miller Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8259

James B. Davis Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-713-6429

Jared S. Baumwell Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-5216

Jimmy W. Mintz Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Gene K. Glasser Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1120

Jesse H Diner Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fort Lauderdale 954-335-1576

Russell R. O’Brien Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Ross Greenberg Greenberg Law Group, P.A. Weston 954-659-8300

Domenica Frasca Mayersohn Law Group Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900

John E. Rodstrom Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

Marvin A. Kirsner Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8224

Adam Scott Goldberg Revis, Hervas & Goldberg P.A. Weston 954-747-1400

SECURITIES/CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

Alan S. Lederman Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-713-6415

Robert B. Judd Olive Judd, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-334-2250

Barry E. Somerstein Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2405

Donn A. Beloff Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8283

Mark K. Somerstein Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2415

Brian J. Gavsie Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8235

Kara L. Stachel Stachel Law Planning, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 754-223-1125

Laurie L. Green Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8232

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Glen A. Stankee Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-759-8972 TRUSTS AND ESTATES

Joel D. Maser Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-765-0500 Paul B. McCawley Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8269 Sheldon S. Polish Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5132

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TRUSTS AND ESTATES (cont.) Rohan Kelley The Kelley Law Firm, P.L. Fort Lauderdale 954-563-1400 Lawrence S. Klitzman Klitzman Law Group, PLLC Sunrise 954-713-9680 Douglas Kniskern Bentz Law Firm, P.A. Plantation 954-839-8366 Rose M. La Femina Rose M. La Femina, Attorney at Law Fort Lauderdale 954-332-2377 Elizabeth G. Lutz Florida Estate Law, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 754-755-9329

Paul B. McCawley Greenberg Traurig LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8269

Carl Schuster Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2421

Heath S. Eskalyo Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970

Janine Kalagher McGuire Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500

William A. Snyder Snyder & Snyder, P.A. Davie 954-475-1139

Anthony E. Forte The Gallagher Law Group, P.A. Fort Lauderdale 954-530-7314

Brian S. McHugh Greenspoon Marder LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2463

Matthew T. Staab Staab Law, P.A. Weston 954-357-2809

Joshua T. Higgins Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970

Nicole P. Netti Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300

Ricky J. Weiss Ricky J. Weiss, P.A. Coral Springs 954-757-1650

Jerrad Ohr Rosen & Ohr, P.A. Hollywood 954-613-6860

Duane L. Pinnock Baker Donelson Fort Lauderdale 954-768-1621

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Ronald Rosen Rosen & Ohr, P.A. Hollywood 954-613-6860

Christine A. Schafer The Legacy Law Firm Plantation 954-999-9683

Bradley Asnis Asnis Srebnick & Kaufman LLC Sunrise 954-838-8300

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Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner beginning at 12pm 2775 NE 187th Street #1 - Aventura, Florida - 305.932.8080 11768 N Kendall Drive - Kendall, Florida - 305.275.9003 80 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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EAT DRINK

By Melissa Puppo

CURATED EXPERIENCE

Gather ‘Round

Every so often, a unique dining concept comes along and makes you question how you could have gone so long without it. Such is the case with TRP Taste in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Somewhat of a hidden gem for many, the intimate 26-seat venue (located under Rooftop at WLO) by The Restaurant People centers on a rotating, everevolving schedule of multicourse culinary experiences. Guests can take part in a pop-up dinner with wine pairings or rent out the whole space for a special event. Inside awaits a wraparound counter for 12, where you can watch and converse with local and visiting chefs as they prepare dishes one by one. There’s also a communal table, welcoming a convivial atmosphere. Events have ranged from a “Tour of Asia” to “Summer in the South.” During a past visit, chefs whipped up a trio of ocean crisps (think: shrimp toast, salmon belly tacos, and tuna tartar) as well as butter-poached king crab leg, Chilean sea bass with miso cauliflower, and a delicate ube cheesecake with coconut Chantilly cream and macadamia brittle. (trptaste.com)

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From top: Enjoy unique offerings at a Taste Dinner Series curated by chef Chris Miracolo; TRP’s communal dining room.

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Latin FIRE

Pan-Latin cuisine and tequila steal the spotlight at TORO LATIN KITCHEN Inside the Le Méridian hotel lies Dania Beach’s latest culinary crown jewel: Toro Latin Kitchen. You might think twice about making dinner plans at a hotel’s lobby restaurant, but this pan-Latin and Asian concept by restaurateur Richard Sandoval hits all the right notes. Chef de cuisine James Rogers helms the menu, which features dishes intended to be shared family-style. Whatever you do, start by ordering the Mercado Margarita, an addicting concoction of Tanteo Habanero Tequila, passionfruit puree, and a house serrano mix, all topped with a rosemary-hibiscus foam. To pair, sample sweet corn empanadas stuffed with three kinds of cheeses and served with a creamy avocado yuzu, or the classic ceviche amarillo with fresh hamachi, aji amarillo, and leche de tigre along with mango, cucumber, red onion, and radish. While you might skim over the lomo saltado on the menu, chef Rogers remixes this popular Peruvian dish Asian-style, with slices of seared prime beef tenderloin bathed in a sweet ginger soy glaze and served with creamy Bomba rice and crispy potato strings, making it a must-try. Once finished with dinner, be sure to check out La Bib-

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Newly opened on Sistrunk Marketplace’s first anniversary in August is the rum lounge and neighborhood speakeasy Lost & Found. The space is tucked away behind The Flower Shop and features more than 75 varieties of rum in addition to a full-service bar. The idea behind the concept is to introduce guests to new spirits and a one-of-a-kind rum experience, says Tania Duprey, head mixologist. Drinks are made in partnership with neighboring Shady Distillery, with offerings including 12 Mile Rum and Shady Vodka. (sistrunkmarketplace.com)

lioteca de Tequila just steps away from the main dining room. Here, aficionados and those just beginning to familiarize themselves with the spirit can choose from a “bible” of more than 300 rare and unique tequilas. Each option is available by the glass or the bottle. Those who opt for the latter can reserve a private locker to store their bottle for future consumption. For the complete experience, select the tequilatasting menu where, during a guided lesson, you’ll learn about the techniques, art, and science behind one of Mexico’s most cherished exports. (torodaniabeach.com)

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Clockwise from above: Ceviche amarillo; Oaxacan Old Fashioned; Toro’s main dining room.

VINOS LAS OLAS

While many locals were sad to see Vinos move from its hidden alley locale on Las Olas, its new location on the boulevard makes it that much easier to enjoy a smooth pour of your favorite vino. Reopened this past February, the reimagined space is roomier than its former location and offers all the favorites—and more. You’ll still get to sample from an extensive wine list, order a craft cocktail like the Pineapple Amaro Manhattan, and nibble on meats and cheeses off the tapas menu. One thing’s for sure: The new speakeasy dubbed Sidecar II is one secret you’ll want in on. It’s accessible through an unmarked door off Las Olas. To enter, you’ll have to punch in the secret code (typically available via Instagram on Mondays) before enjoying the dimly lit, vibe-heavy hideaway. (vinoswinebars.com)

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MINDFUL MIXOLOGIST

AUTUMN APERITIVO EL LO

AMORE FOR AMARO Ingredients VI CO CA S (serves 12) E FRANC 2 cups Amaro Montenegro 2 cups dry apple cider 2 cups ginger beer or ginger kombucha Apple slices Add the Amaro Montenegro and cider to a punch bowl or pitcher. Add ice and the ginger beer just before serving. Garnish with apple slices. For a festive touch, carve out apples to use as serving vessels, or make a large batch and garnish with fresh slices. TAYLOR AMOS

Fall is finally upon us, and with the cooler season comes many of our favorite autumnal pastimes—hello backyard campfires, football games, and harvest festivals. There’s never any shortage of fun seasonal activities, all of which seem to pair perfectly with a flavorful fall cocktail (or two). This year, I’m exploring the season’s warm, comforting flavors without turning to the most famous squash seasoning. Instead, I’m reaching for a crisp dry cider and sparkling ginger beer. Paired with a bittersweet amaro (an Italian herbal liqueur), this simple, low-proof, seasonal punch is elevated with bright citrus and warming aromatic notes. —Jules Aron

A selective guide to Broward County restaurants THE LISTINGS The Broward County dining scene has something for everyone, from funky Fort Lauderdale gastropubs to iconic waterfront restaurants dotting the county coastline. Here, find a listing of area standouts, organized by cuisine type, with descriptions, contact information, and price details for each. What the icons mean: $ $$ $$$

Dinner entree under $10 Most entrees $10-$25 Most entrees $25 or more

While not all-inclusive due to space limitations, our dining listings may vary every month and are constantly updated to showcase the culinary diversity of the area. Find more information on local dining options on fortlauderdaleillustrated.com. NOTICE TO RESTAURATEURS: The establishments listed and their descriptions are printed at the discretion of the editors of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated. They are not a form of advertisement, nor do they serve as a restaurant review. For more information, email editorial@palmbeachmedia.com

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AMERICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL A cool atmosphere and elevated comfort food classics are the hallmarks of this Las Olas hot spot. 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (americansocialbar.com) $$ THE FOXY BROWN Offering nouveau American cuisine at its finest, Foxy Brown has a neighborhoodlike feel with big-city taste. 476 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (foxybrownftl.com) $$ HERE & NOW Located in Historic Downtown Fort Lauderdale, this tapas, bar and restaurant offers flavors from around the world in a family-friendly environment. 433 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale (hereandnowfl.com) $$ KALUZ This upscale modern restaurant has lunch and dinner options along with an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Sit back and relax with views of the Intracoastal. 3300 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (kaluzrestaurant.com) $$$ LUCKY FISH A casual tiki-centric outpost featuring a menu of tropical, handcrafted drinks and quick eats. 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach (luckyfishpompano.com) $$ ROOFTOP @1WLO Head to this tapas bar overlooking Las Olas for views of Fort Lauderdale’s skyline while enjoying special cocktails and small apps. 1 W. Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale (rooftop1wlo.com) $$$ SHOOTERS WATERFRONT In step with the everevolving city since 1982, this dockside icon serves

brunch, lunch, and dinner to legions of faithful patrons and epicurean travelers. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (shooterswaterfront.com) $$ SOBEVEGAN A modern vegan pivot on typical American cuisine that even meat-eaters will crave. 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (sobev.com) $$ YOT BAR & KITCHEN A 360-degree view of the New River inspires the locale’s nautical interiors, fresh menu, and adventurous cocktails. 2015 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale (yotlmc.com) $$

ASIAN ASIA BAY SUSHI & THAI This elegant, riverfront dining destination offers Japanese and Thai dishes with creative sushi rolls. 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (asiabayrestaurants.com) $$$ BOMBAY DARBAR Intoxicating spices perfume the air and rich Indian masalas, curries, and kormas beset the tables at this Las Olas jewel. 1521 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bombaydarbar.com) $$ CASA SENSEI Sushi meets Asian-Latin fusion in signature dishes like the lobster guacamole, Korean steak chimichurri, and the Fish Burnt Roll. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ste. 101, Fort Lauderdale (casasensei.com) $$ CHRISTINA WAN’S MANDARIN HOUSE Christina Wan continues her family’s legacy of bringing traditional Chinese cuisine to South Florida, some with unorthodox flair. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (christinawans.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2021

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EAT DRINK CAFÉ / COFFEE THE ALCHEMIST Sit among foliage and enjoy an avocado slider paired with The Alchemist’s signature iced coffee made with condensed milk and coffee ice cubes. 2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors (thealchemist.cafe) $$ CYTH & CO. This café with many special seasonal drinks and baked goods has an inclusive menu for vegans and gluten-free eaters alike. 3446 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park (cythco.com) $$ THE MODERN ROSE The café offers locally roasted coffee and its menu changes seasonally, giving customers something new to try year-round. 331 SE 15th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale (auniquecafe.com) $$

CAFÉ MARTORANO Known as being the best Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for the past 27 years, chef Steve Martorano doesn’t disappoint with his take on Italian classics. 3343 E. Oakland Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (cafemartorano.com) $$$ CAFFÉ EUROPA A go-to spot for lunch or dinner, the Calabrian-inspired fare is perfect for sharing with friends and family. 910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (caffeeuropalasolas.com) $$ CASA D’ANGELO At this Italian fine-dining institution, owner-chef Angelo Elia’s meticulous care for ingredients is evident. 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (casa-d-angelo.com) $$$ HERITAGE Bringing a New York vibe to Fort Lauderdale, this restaurant puts upscale twists on old Italian classics. 903 NE 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (heritageftl.com) $$ PIZZA CRAFT The pizzeria’s “00” flour, imported charcuterie, house-made mozzarella, and sizeable bar selection are the stars of the wood-fired show. 330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale (pizzacraftpizzeria.com) $$

CASABLANCA CAFÉ A cozy dining room with an Arabian Nights feel, Casablanca serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Moroccan to Japanese to Cuban that will please any palate. 3049 Alhambra St., Fort Lauderdale (casablancacafeonline.com) $$ GREEK ISLANDS TAVERNA The spirit of the Aegean is alive and well at this gem that serves traditional Greek dishes rooted in bright flavors and savory spices. 3300 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (greekislandstaverna.com) $$ THE HUMMUS HOUSE This Middle Eastern-Israeli counter doles out amazing vegan- and vegetarianfriendly fare. 900 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (thehummushouseftl.com) $$

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SEAFOOD

BAR RITA This eclectic Mexican and Latin spot is known for two floors of tasty tacos and tequilas set against a splashy facade. 1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (barritaftl.com) $$ CUBANO’S BY MARIO Owner Mario Flores shares the comforts of his childhood at this stylish restaurant, where Cuban-Spanish goodness is served. 1611 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (catalinarestaurant.net) $$$ EATAPAS An authentic Spanish menu is available with plenty of tapas to accompany a great atmosphere with live music and Flamenco dancing. 4140 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (eatapasfl.com) $$ EL CAMINO Margaritas and Mexican soul food are a sure bet at this resto, where patrons can choose between two happy hours. 817 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (elcaminoftlauderdale.com) $$ TACOCRAFT TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR This tacofocused Mexican joint offers fun bar seating and classic Mexican favorites. 510 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (tacocraft.com) $$

BLUE MOON FISH CO. Chef-owners Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham dream up Louisiana-inspired interpretations of locally caught seafood at their upscale dining room along the Intracoastal. 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (bluemoon fishco.com) $$$ BOATYARD Come for the “Hook to Table” seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and vegan-friendly selections, and stay for the photo-worthy lofted ceilings, oar chandelier, and abundant natural light. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (boatyard.restaurant) $$$ MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB Finery comes naturally to this Intracoastal-hugging dining room, where guests can enjoy sea spoils among luxurious interiors or alfresco. 3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (maestrosrestaurants.com) $$$ POKE HOUSE Nestled inside Victoria Park Shoppes, this restaurant is known for its chef-driven poke bowls and buns. 666 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale (thepokehouse.com) $$

Tuna poke tacos at Tacocraft

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RIVERTAIL James Beard–nominated chef José Mendín demonstrates his renowned culinary prowess with the Rivertail raw platter, a perfectly spiced Brazilian seafood stews, and the day’s fresh catch. 305 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale (rivertailftl.com) $$$

STEAK HOUSE THE CAPITAL GRILLE Renowned for dry-aged cuts, superb wines, and attentive staff, this high-end chain offers a luxurious dining experience. 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thecapitalgrille.com) $$$ CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Brazilian rodízio finds its place on Las Olas, with fountains and flamebearing lamps welcoming diners. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (chimasteakhouse.com) $$$ COUNCIL OAK STEAKS & SEAFOOD A signature raw bar, a wine room, and an open kitchen complement the Hard Rock favorite’s famous USDA-certified cuts. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood (seminolehardrock hollywood.com) $$$ DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE A sophisticated chophouse serving up bold renditions of steak and fish alongside modern cocktails. 501 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale (delfriscosgrille.com) $$$ NYY STEAK Located at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, NYY Steak presents five-star seafood and steak offerings in an atmosphere that honors one of baseball’s finest teams. 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek (nyysteak.com) $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Specialty cuts of Prime beef, an impressive wine portfolio, and New Orleans–inspired cocktails set a luxurious scene for any special occasion. 2525 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (ruthschris.com) $$$ STEAK 954 This coastal alcove’s menu is studded with decadent dishes, while the dining room features a hypnotizing jellyfish tank. W Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (steak954.com) $$$

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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 86

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actually existed, much less that he concocted Bénédictine. It’s a good story, though, and Le Grand’s blend of 27 spices and herbs proved to have considerable commercial appeal. Today only three people know the formula for the liqueur at any given time. CAMPARI Turin, Italy, was ground zero in the cocktail culture of the mid-nineteenth century, and it is where Gaspare Campari began his apprenticeship to become a maître liquoriste—not just a bartender, but someone who was qualified to create new alcoholic beverages. In 1860 he moved to Milan and began selling his creation to customers. It was a bitter infusion of 60 herbs, barks, and fruit peels into a mixture of alcohol and distilled water, and it became a sensation. With yearly sales of more than 3 million cases, Campari is now one of the most popular aperitifs in the world; it has become an

essential ingredient in classic cocktails such as the Negroni, Americano, and Boulevardier. Gaspare’s secret formula has been carefully passed down through the generations, known only to a select few within the company. It has been reported that even the CEO is unaware of the exact proportions. ANGOSTURA BITTERS It’s hard to find a bar without a bottle of Angostura, and many classic cocktails wouldn’t exist without it. A German doctor developed the formula in 1824, and it immediately became a cure-all for common ailments such as seasickness and gastric distress. The bitters have been manufactured in Trinidad since 1875, and only five people in the world are familiar with the details. They never travel together, and one of them has to be present whenever a new batch is manufactured— although the recipe is supposedly locked away in a U.S. bank in case of catastrophe. «

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PAM PRAOLINI, BEVERLEY CLARKE, TRISHA WARREN ATLAS, SARA SEARS, RONNI OSTRANDER

PAWS’ TEA IN THE GARDEN DEBBIE TRAPANI, DAWN DELLAPINA

WHO: PAWS WHERE: Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: PAWS, the auxiliary group for the Humane Society of Broward County, hosted its twelfth annual Tea Breeze– themed event featuring guests donning fabulous fascinators and hat creations. The event raised more than $40,000 for the shelter’s programs and services.

(STANDING) KITTY TATELBAUM, MELANIE MAY, ERIKA BAREN, LAURIE ERMER, ANGIE STONE, MARIA ROSE; (SEATED) JOAN KOETHER, BARBARA GREVIOR

(STANDING) INGRID POULIN, STACY SAGER; (SITTING) JANE CZUBAY, CAROLYN LEE, CHERYL EASBY-SMITH, SUSAN SMITH

BIBI SIEGEL, MARIA VONSTEINBECK, JULIE STRAUCH, CHRISTY GUMBERG, MICHELLE RUSSO MATAK

LITTLE’S PHOTOGRAPHY

SHERYL MAHER, MICHELLE RUSSO MATAK, CHRISTOPHER AGOSTINO, TANYA HELLER

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JULIE AND JOE MCDONNELL, RON BERGERON, RITA CASE, ALI WALDMAN

CATTLEMEN AND CATTLECHICK RANCH ROAM ROUND-UP

JEFF AND NICOLE FRATARCANGELI, RAQUEL CASE, GREG TRAVALINE

WHO: Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County WHERE: Green Glades Ranch Saloon, Weston TO BENEFIT: Hosted by “Alligator” Ron Bergeron and “Alligator” Ali Waldman, the twenty-fifth-anniversary event welcomed guests to dress in cowboy attire for a night of live country music by the David Braun Band and to enjoy tasty bites by Potions in Motion.

MATT ORGAN, ALBERT MINIACI, CHRIS WHITE

KATI AND ANTHONY PERERA

DOWNTOWN PHOTO

BEATRICE MINIACI, RAQUEL CASE

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NAIOP SOUTH FLORIDA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WHO: NAIOP South Florida WHERE: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: NAIOP South Florida hosted its fortysecond annual Awards of Excellence, which recognized the 2020 top movers and shakers in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry.

ALBA GARCIA, KEN STILES

PJ APOL, RYAN GOGGINS, MARIDEE BELL, ERIC WOLF

TRACI MILLER, KEN KRASNOW, STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ

MATTHEW SWANSON, MARK CORLEW, SKY BUTTERS, JORGE LEAL

COURTESY NAIOP SOUTH FLORIDA

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EMILY WISE, MARISEL NUNEZ, BRANDON REYNOLDS, JOYCE DAVIS

CHRISSY VALLEE, CITO BEGUIRSTAIN, KIM HABER

AVERY DANIA POINTE GRAND OPENING WHO: Meyers Group WHERE: Avery Dania Pointe, Dania Beach TO BENEFIT: Meyers Group commemorated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the luxury rental apartment Avery Dania Pointe at a small, private gathering featuring light bites and refreshments in the resident clubroom.

STUART MEYERS, KOBI KARP

KATHY DAMICO, SHANNON MOORE, DANNAH MEYERS

JOSE LARROTTA

GRISEL TOMEZ, CITO BEGUIRSTAIN, REBECCA BOUCHET

JOHN SUMBERG, BOB SHAPIRO

SANTIAGO ILLIA, SASHA EZQUIRRA, ALAN ROSADA

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PARTING SHOT From left: Ophelia and Sea of Memories by Maggie Steber

BEYOND THE PSYCHE Enter a world of fantasy and wonderment with documentary photographer and Guggenheim fellow Maggie Steber. Now through October 21, her photographic series and exhibition entitled “The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma” is on view at MAD Arts’ Space Gallery 1 in Dania Beach. It walks art enthusiasts through Steber’s innermost subconscious captured by her dark alter ego, Lily LaPalma. “The way I see these things in my mind’s eye and in my imagination is as wallpaper in my house, where my imagination and subconscious reside,” shares Steber. “In this house, I can walk from room to room and see the various things that have occurred in my life and revisit them. They all hang there as memories.” (yeswearemadarts.com) —Melissa Puppo 92

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