Fort Lauderdale Illustrated November 2021

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The Arts Issue

ARTISTIC PURSUITS

Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz on COLLECTING

DRESS REFRESH

Miami City Ballet and a reimagined Swan Lake

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FEATURES 48 / SHOWTIME 10 must-see newcomers to view at FLIBS By Howard Walker

54 / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE A look at Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz’s female-focused art collection By Susie Stanton Staikos

62 / DRESSING THE PART A behind-the-scenes peek at Miami City Ballet’s inspirations and renowned costume designs By Susie Stanton Staikos

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What not to miss at this year’s FLIBS

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22 / DESIGN Mary Ann Cohen’s namesake art gallery is a must-visit

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I always know it’s November when there’s not only a nip, but also creative energy, in the air. The sheer number of cultural performances, gallery openings, and artistic collaborations happening communitywide attests to this. This season, perhaps more than ever, there is so much to take in. Maybe because of a pent-up desire to gather in concert halls and gallery spaces once again, or because recent transplants have caused our population to swell, the cultural calendar is brimming with possibilities. One you won’t want to miss is the North American premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake, staged by Miami City Ballet. In “Dressing the Part,” on page 62, we explore the costume design for Ratmansky’s interpretation of the beloved classical ballet, and the synergy between costumes and the intention of the choreographer. I, for one, can’t wait to see it when it comes to the Broward Center in February. In this arts-themed issue, we also explore the process of collecting and curating art. Our cover subjects, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, cover all sides of the art spectrum. They acquire, curate parts of their collection to share with the community, and—in Francie’s case—even create art. Their journey in art has evolved over 30 years and now focuses sharply on women, both as subjects and as artists. Their 1,200 collected works often rotate into the Girls’ Club, where they can be viewed by all. Learn more about their approach to collecting in “Artist in Residence” on page 54. This is also the time of year when the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show sails into town, and we’ve got you covered with “Showtime,” a highly selective guide to the coolest yachts at this year’s FLIBS. Prepared to be knocked out by floating sculptures like the Wally WHY200 or the Ocean Alexander 35R. Talk about gorgeous lines—and power, too. Turn to page 48 for our editor’s full report. And if you come to the show to see the boats in person, stop by and say hello. Our team will be out there meeting and greeting, and plotting our next adventure at sea. Here’s to an art-filled and high-energy season

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24/SEVEN SPOTLIGHT

Navigating the WATERWAYS Thousands will flock to the “Yachting Capital of the World” October 27-31 for the sixty-second annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Ahead of the event, which takes place at Bahia Mar Yachting Center and beyond, FLI caught up with Phil Purcell, president and CEO of Marine Industries Association of South Florida, to discuss what not to miss at this year’s five-day spectacle. “Whether you are looking for adventures at the AquaZone or taking in the sights at Superyacht Village, this year’s boat show will have an experience for all to enjoy,” says Purcell. (flibs.com

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“We always have world debuts of boats that manufacturers produce,” shares Purcell. While there will be more than 1,000 boats on view, make sure to slow down and admire a handful such as Azimut’s 38 Metri Trideck, Viking Yachts’ 46 Valhalla, Pursuit’s S 428, and Riviera Yachts’ 645 SUV. For more head-turners, turn to page 48.

Discover some new debuts at FLIBS like the Azimut Grande Trideck (above).

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What is better than attending FLIBS? Attending with access to the Winward VIP Club, an elevated experience inclusive of a premium open bar, gourmet food, and a posh place to post up—with air-conditioning! As a bonus, the club offers boat show goers a concierge who can book private appointments with yacht brokers and plan your day.

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Whatever you do, make your way over to the boat show’s largest attraction: AquaZone. This exhibition is located at the Sailfish avilion outside the convention center and features a 40,000-gallon freshwater pool, which will host in-water demos, contests, and 23 visiting water sports and innovative marine exhibitors such as Seabob, Zapata Flyboards, Radinn, Freestyle Slides, and more.

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Brothers Brad and Warren Techow came up with the idea for the app Mocean (pronounced “motion”) five years ago. Hailing from the small town of Sedgefield, South Africa, the now U.S.-based creators say it was Facebook landing in the news for exploiting user data that led them to create a platform for yachting professionals. “We decided to focus our full attention

on creating an alternative to Facebook that would allow yachting professionals to connect with each other both socially and professionally, seek and share advice, and stay informed on the industry around them,” says Warren, who lives in Fort Lauderdale. Here, he breaks down what Mocean is and how it works. (themoceancommunity.com) FLI: What is Mocean capable of? Warren: You can share and discover interesting and relevant content,

discover who’s around you for networking purposes, seek advice and answer questions, discover upcoming events, and send and receive messages to other members. Tell us about your weekly meetups. We host a bi-monthly stand-up paddleboarding event that focuses on cleaning up Fort Lauderdale’s waterways; we co-host a beach cleanup once a month with Twenty6North Productions, Spartan Fishing Company, and B Ocean; and we have a bi-monthly meetup at Sistrunk Marketplace for drinks and socializing.

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Art for ALL MARY ANN COHEN DISCUSSES HER NAMESAKE GALLERY AND WHAT’S TO COME FOR SOUTH FLORIDA’S CULTURAL SCENE Those who have witnessed the growth of Fort Lauderdale’s MASS District have Mary Ann Cohen, in part, to thank for its dramatic transformation. She attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City but later decided she didn’t necessarily want to paint From left: Mary Ann Cohen; Pure Love XXII by Gabriel and Angela Collazo. for a living. At the time, her then-boyfriend (now her husband, Richard) was working in the movie industry in California, so she started a life with him on the West Coast. Over the years, she took on numerous jobs, including teaching in L.A., opening a Malibu gallery, and working for a publishing company. She eventually became a national art dealer in 1992 and today is a prominent player in South Florida’s fine art scene. Cohen opened MAC Fine Art in what would soon be coined the MASS District in 2014. “It just was November 2 amazing how it happened,” Cohen remembers. She embraced building up the district, developing her own More than Tango: 100th art walks, and hiring muralists who painted at many locations in or around the Fourth Avenue gallery. Anniversary, Broward Center Inside, the artworks vary from artists such as René Romero Schuler, Frank Arnold, and Jason Myers. In for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, tickets from $35, addition to her gallery in Broward, she operates MAC Art Galleries in Jupiter and will open a Delray Beach sota.org locale November 20. Here, she shares insight into her process and tips for buying art. (macfineart.com

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FLI: How do you choose the artists you feature? Cohen: I know it when I see it. I’ve gotten some artists because I got so excited with what they were doing, and no one was buying it. I get them in a lot of different ways. Usually, I search out who I want, or I find out th ough a friend, or I fin out through a collector who says, “I really like this guy’s work.”

Besides curating art, how else do you support artists? A lot of what I do is art direction, support for the artists, things that I did when I was teaching school. A lot of those fundamentals are there because I understand what everyone is doing. There’s a big difference when the person who is selling your art knows how you put it together and can describe it. People from all over will say, “What do you think of

my work?” People always ask me because they know I’m going to give them a real review. What’s the right way to buy art? I think people don’t always trust themselves. Think outside the box. Go bolder than you were going to go, and go for something that really excites you. A lot of people buy what their designer tells them to buy, but I’m like, “No, she’s not waking up in your house every day.” I free them up, and I get them to trust and develop their taste. Why is art important? Some people ask why would you spend money on fine a t? Well, without it, you don’t have much. Everybody’s house is beautiful, but do you think people walk into your house and say, “Oh, that’s an amazing sofa?” Nobody cares. You can buy it anywhere. It’s what you have on your walls. From left: Boss by René Romero Schuler; Looking for Substance #2 by Jason Myers.

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There’s ample activity around the flagship iami station. Visit one of many cultural institutions, such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. The latter recently debuted two new exhibitions, “Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity” and “X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out.” The station’s central location also allows for connectivity to public transit like the Metromover, which can zip you over to Brickell City Center. A culinary must-visit is Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Overtown, where you can relax in a new second-floor loung . There’s always Bayside Marketplace whose recent dining additions include La Cañita and Kuba on the Bay.

On the last Saturday of the month, make your way to FATVillage arts district for its free art walk on NW First Avenue. Peruse galleries, interact with artists, and #supportlocal by making a holiday purchase. Continue the artsy tour with a quick Uber ride to the MASS District and its own art walk (also held on the last Saturdays). Mark your calendars for November 7 for Riverwalk’s free outdoor concert series known as Sunday Jazz Brunch. Sprawl out on blankets and bring a picnic for an alfresco afternoon of smooth sounds from area talent.

CALLING ALL FOODIES! MiamiCentral is getting a facelift with Citizens MiamiCentral. The new food hall welcomes a roster of international chefs, including Dario Cecchini, Dani García, and Masaharu Morimoto. Order from Krispy Rice, Umami Burger, or newbies like Morimoto’s pan-Asian concept, Sa’Moto. To finish grab a treat from Cindy Lou’s Cookies. (gobrightline.com)

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Food for Thought How to eat your way to a HEALTHIER BRAIN By Ivey Leidy Photography by Kent Anderson

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ur earth provides us with everything we need to survive. But in an era of over-the-counter meds and processed foods, we tend to forget what nature has already designed for us. While the development of Western medicine is nothing short of miraculous, whole foods and specifi nutrients can be a first line of defense, treating current ailments and promoting longevity. Certain foods can prevent chronic disease and protect against neurological damage, while others support the brain’s performance of vital functions. Here, I outline some of the power players to add to your diet. Turmeric: Known as nature’s antiinflammatory, turmeric contains a medicinal compound called curcumin that fight FOR KIDS THAT inflammation and relieves pain. Studies have HELP GRAY shown it to improve memory in people with MATTER GROW Alzheimer’s, as well as boost serotonin levels. Broccoli: Broccoli is rich in anti• Berries: Smoothies inflammatory antioxidants as well as Vitamin K, are a great way to get which is linked to better memory and cognitive these in. function. When eaten together, broccoli and • Sweet potatoes: tomatoes work synergistically to make the Hello, sweet potato nutrients in both more bioavailable. fries! Ginger: This powerhouse root’s • Salmon: Try appeasantioxidants reduce inflammation within the ing picky eaters by brain, improving overall functioning. dredging and dipping Blueberries: All berries, but especially the salmon in breadblueberries, contain antioxidants known as crumbs before you polyphenols that protect the brain against cook it. oxidative stress and inflammation, both of which cause aging and neurological disease. The same antioxidants also improve the brain’s signaling power, helping it to communicate with the rest of the body. Citrus: Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect brain cells, plays a key role in preventing brain decline. Mushrooms: Often referred to as medicinal

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mushrooms, this superfood can improve brain health and prevent decline. All mushrooms boost brain health, but the most powerful varieties are lion’s mane, reishi, and cordyceps. Pumpkin seeds: These are rich in antioxidants as well as nutrients like zinc, magnesium, copper, and iron that protect against brain decline and neurological disease. Walnuts: Found in walnuts, Vitamin E decreases inflammation and prevents brain aging. Walnuts are also the best plant source of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid that makes up 90 percent of the total omega-3 fatty acids in the brain. DHA is extremely important for brain development, but it also improves memory and function in aging brains. Quinoa: Whole grains, especially quinoa, are rich in fibe and antioxidants to help keep the brain active and sharp. Salmon and tuna: The brain is 60 percent fat and uses omega-3 fatty acids to build brain and nerve cells. A diet rich in omega-3s helps improve memory and protect the brain against decline. Omega-3s also increase gray matter, which naturally decreases as we age. Within the brain, there is gray matter and white matter. White matter, which makes up 60 percent of the brain, sends nerve signals up and down the spinal cord and is necessary for proper movement and reflexes. Gray matter, which makes up the other 40 percent, contains most of the nerve cells that control decision-making, memory, and emotion.

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Semifinalists Jacob J. Ackerman Nigel Alexis John D. Amanna Zachary S.Anderson Daniel P. Ayoung-Chee Soha Z. Bhutta Imani J. Bodet Brianna M. Broderick Jacob Buchsbaum

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1. Anemone Mistral II archival pigment print, limited edition of 75 ($850), Claiborne Swanson Frank, claiborneswansonfrank.com | 2. Dancing Poppies dinner plate in ivory, handmade and painted by artisans in Turkey ($98), Rebecca de Ravenel, rebecca deravenel.com | 3. Geranium plant, handmade from hand-dried paper, wire, and an aged terra-cotta pot ($375), The Green Vase, modaoperandi.com | 4. Hand-blown glass vase in coral with white/red swirl ($625), Paul Arnhold, paularnholdglass.com | 5. Spring Flowers hand-embroidered napkins, stitched by Mariana Barran Goodall (price upon request), Hibiscus Linens, hibiscuslinens.com | 6. Provence needlepoint canvas backgammon board ($370), Lycette, lycettedesigns.com

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STYLE GARDEN GROW Vine-wrapped cocktail ring in pastel colors ($2,953), Bea Bongiasca, bea bongiasca.com

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SQUARE DEAL: Update your wardrobe with a classic day-to-night box bag. SOFT SHADES: Opt for pastel colors for an effortless take on the trend. GO LONG: Cascading jewelry pieces make a chic evening statement.

LOUD AND CLEAR Roxy pearl clear pumps ($428), Cult Gaia, cultgaia.com

ON THE PROWL Valentino Garavani Roman Stud kitten heels ($1,150), Valentino, Miami, valentino.com

SET THE CURVE Fall/ Winter 2021 earrings ($2,050), Chanel, Aventura, chanel.com

EMILIO PUCCI RESORT 2022 A signature Pucci print minidress evokes international jet-setting reminiscent of the 1960s.

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FRESH MINT Solia PVC sandals ($845), Manolo Blahnik, manolo blahnik.com

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STYLE WILD STYLE Animalia coasters ($78), Jonathan Adler, jonathanadler.com This set of four coasters features a menagerie of favorite safari creatures. Crafted from high-fi ed porcelain and finishe with gleaming gold luster, they’re sure to create a wild and wonderful impression for any occasion. —Allison Wolfe Reckson, contributing editor

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SURPRISE YOUR HOST WITH CREATIVE GIFTS THAT GO BEYOND BASICS By Melissa Puppo BUNDLE OF JOY Cotton blanket ($125), Wasi Clothing, wasiclothing.com Made ethically and sustainably in Los Angeles, this 100-percent cotton blanket pays homage to Inti, the Incan sun god worshipped as the world’s source of light and warmth. The textile’s rich color palette, abstract design, and super soft feel will bring comfort to any home for the holidays. —Abigail Duffy, web editor

MAKE A WISH The Wishing Basket ($39), Expedition Subsahara, expeditionsubsahara.com Handmade from cattail stalk and recycled materials, wishing baskets like this one are said to be a space for wishes to come true. Plus, it’s a hostess gift that gives back: 20 percent of every sale is earmarked to build a girls’ STEAM school in Senegal. —Kristen Desmond LeFevre, senior editor

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IN BLOOM Le Mini round ($49), Venus et Fleur, venusetfleu .com I love the idea of gifting roses that last a year, and Venus et Fleur makes it easy with lovely offerings that exude elegance and style. Instead of a bouquet, opt for the minis from the Continent Collection. These pint-sized picks are ideal for those with an affinity or a specific de tination. —Melissa Puppo, managing editor

BOTANICAL BEAUTIES Flower pressed shortbread cookies ($48 for a dozen), Loria Stern, loriastern.com Nobody needs one more “thing,” so I tend to gift something consumable but creative and luxe. These edible-botanical, hand-crafted shortbread cookies by L.A.-based baker Loria Stern are not only melt-in-your-mouth delicious, they are as gorgeous as a petite garden. Not surprisingly, Stern grows and harvests many of the fl wers herself. Check out some of her seasonal and vegan creations as well—while they last. —Daphne Nikolopoulos, editor in chief

READY TO POP Poppin’ Off popcorn seasoning kit ($3 ), Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, cravingsbychrissyteigen.com For that moment when any host or hostess is ready to relax and spend a day on the sofa binging a series or two, this popcorn seasoning set will liven up their couch concessions. —K.D.L.

LEMON SQUEEZY Whipped honey with lemon ($18 for 12 oz.), Savannah Bee Company, savannahbee.com; Meyer lemon Moravian cookies ($10.49 for 4.75 oz.), Dewey’s Bakery, deweys.com. I’m always on the hunt for lemon treats when I travel, and these are two of my favorite finds. Sa annah Bee Company uses organic lemon oil to add tartness to its honey. And the Moravian cookies from Dewey’s, which I discovered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are the perfect accompaniment to tea. —Mary Murray, executive editor

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ESCAPE Adventure Seekers Amanyara partners with Frost Science to introduce young travelers to conservation education at its year-round SEEK camps By Daphne Nikolopoulos

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The perfectly blue and clear water off Aman ara is the backdrop for a host of activities for adults and kids alike.

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Clockwise from top left: The main pool Salas make a perfect perch for sunset viewing; fun and games at the Nature Discovery Center; Ocean Cove Pavilion bedroom; the four-bedroom Tranquility Villa.

At the first glimpse of the underwater park, the SEEKers’ eyes widen. A reef “ball”—a huge, man-made concrete structure introduced to build up reefs—is covered with diverse corals and teeming with fis darting in and out of holes. A kaleidoscope of Caribbean sea life is represented: porcupine fish, snapper, grunt, queen triggerfish, you name it. Annie, a 12-year-old, snaps a photo of a parrotfish munching the algae off a brain coral. London, who just turned 10, points to a stingray, and they all gather round, eager to touch it. A few minutes later, lead museum educator Jamie Hardcastle spots The Prize: a school of Caribbean reef squid with golden, torpedo-shaped bodies that can change color to green, brown, red, and even blue depending on their objective. Mesmerized, the kids watch the cute cephalopods propel themselves by doing “the wave” in their endless hunt for food. “Reef squid are so rare,” Hardcastle says during an educational activity that interprets what SEEKers saw in the water. “This is my fift time out here, and I hadn’t seen one before.” 38

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Discoveries like these come courtesy of a partnership between Frost Science and Amanyara, designed to offer young travelers an enriched camp experience. In addition to Reef Rescue, kids can sign up for Coastal Conservation, which is a deep dive into mangroves and coastal habitats, or Sun, Moon, and Stars, a nighttime program that delves into the science of the stars. SEEK camps aren’t the usual crafts-and-movies fare found at hotel kids’ clubs. They’re hands-on, in-the-field experiences based on actual science and a serious goal: to foster a love of the environment in the next generation. “We take what we do at Frost and make it experiential,” Hardcastle says. “It’s a great way [for kids] to see firsthand how a healthy coastline impacts not only marine life, but people as well.” Amanyara, with its 18,000-acre nature reserve and immaculate waters, is the ideal backdrop for such a program. And it comes with a bonus: While the kids are off on their coastal adventures, parents can lounge by their private infinity-edge swimming pool, or strike a Warrior II on their personal yoga pavilion,

Clockwise from top left: Splashing around at Nature Discovery Center; the spacious living room of the four-bedroom Tranquility Villa; private beach beyond Ocean Cove

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Pavilion; the Grand Refl cting Pond showcases the resort’s tropical modern architecture, which is open to ocean breezes; pizza making is one of the favorite kids’ activities.

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ESCAPE Amanyara’s circular bar and main restaurant (far left) recall Balinese architecture, with its wood construction and open spaces. Left: The SEEK program teaches kids about conservation and the environment through fun, educational programs.

or wander down a path to a secluded stretch of beach. Amanyara’s villas, which come in two- to six-bedroom configurations, are gorgeous island homes with plenty of room for the entire family and amenities like personal cooks and housekeepers, open-plan living areas, and extensive terraces for sunbathing and outdoor dining. Who’d ever want to leave? (Actually, with the At Home with Amanyara extended stay program, you don’t necessarily have to.)

As a top destination for multigenerational travel, Amanyara offers a wide range of activities for families to do together. Nature walks and beach cruiser rides are popular with all ages, and water sports like Hobie Cat sailing and kayaking are perfect ways for parents and kids to bond. And everyone looks forward to s’mores night on the beach, when they can gather round a barrel bonfire to toast marshmallows as the sun sets on another day of diversions and discovery. (aman.com/resorts/amanyara) «

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MAYAN Magic

With luxe accommodations and fin cuisine, Grand Velas Riviera Maya redefines the all-inclusive experienc By Daphne Nikolopoulos

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dining and activities. Enter the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Early on, Grand Velas made a commitment to guest safety by limiting capacity and sanitizing suites extensively and sealing the doors before the next guests arrived. With the ubiquitous sanitation mats, temperature check stations, distanced dining tables, and PPE worn by staff, it’s impossible not to feel safe at this property. This is a good thing, since it leaves you free to think about more important things, such as which restaurant to book for dinner. The flagship here is Cocina de Autor, which is billed as a multisensory experience. Chef Nahúm Velasco deconstructs and reinterprets Mexican and Caribbean dishes in a creative way, coming up with such molecu-

lar delights as shaved foie gras with poblanos and corn, or ceviche with squid ink–infused leche de tigre. In the Mexican food category, Frida is the destination of choice for traditional dishes with a modern twist, including a standout black bean cappuccino with cotija foam and chipilín leaves. Piaf, with its sexy red damask panels and dripping chandeliers, serves French classics like mustardblackened fish with homemade choucroute, and a beautiful slow-cooked lamb Navarin. Throughout the Grand Velas restaurants, the variety is broad and the quality high, so there’s little chance of epicurean boredom.

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The Mayan-inspired architecture of Grand Velas (left) sets the stage for indulgent dining (above and below) and activities such as movies on the beach under the stars (top right). The Se Spa is known for its hydrotherapy journey and healing water experiences (top left).

Or boredom, period. There’s an incredible array of diversions at the 206-acre resort, whether you’re traveling solo or on a multigen vacation. Boaters will love the Sunset VanDutch Experience, which includes a visit to an underwater museum, watersports galore, and a gourmet menu with ancestral beverage tastings (bacanora, sotol, and tuxca, to name a few). Another favorite is the Gourmet Cenote Experience, where guests can dine 60 feet beneath the pristine Chukum cenote. Touring the caverns is mind-blowing in its own right, but dining among the stalagmites is definitely one for the books, even for those who have been there, done that. One can choose, of course, to do nothing but be pampered for days, and the Se Spa is ideal for that. Treatments like the Bacal Massage, which utilizes corn and honey, and

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the Úumbal Shawl Massage, rooted in preHispanic methods, are inspired by the destination’s Mayan ancestry. It’s always a good idea to precede a treatment with the Riviera Maya Water Ceremony, a blissful 50-minute hydrotherapy journey in a clay room, ice room, sauna, and a Sensation Pool with waterfalls, water bubble beds, and other relaxing and detoxifying activations. For a getaway close to home yet exotic enough for bragging rights, this luxe oceanfront (and all-inclusive!) treasure is worth finding. (rivieramaya.grandvelas.com) « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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GAME Changer

Infiniti’s all-new Q 60 raises its game in the midsize luxury crossover market, and scores big By Howard Walker In the words of Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear: “To infinity and beyond!” Okay, switch the “y” in “infinity” to an “i,” and Buzz could have been talking about Infiniti’s brand-new QX60 three-row sport-ute and how it’s set to take Nissan’s luxury brand beyond and into the future. Truth is, for the past decade, Infiniti-with-an-i has been on somnambulant snooze control, offering slim pickings in the way of new products or innovation. Sedans, SUVs, and coupes that were cool when they came out, are now definitely cruising past their sell-by dates. Take the previous-gen QX60. This bland Jello-O mold on wheels has been around since 2012. In car years, that’s older than Betty White. Yet, amazingly, it was Infiniti’s top seller last year.

But Infiniti’s image is all about to change with the arrival in showrooms of the stylish 2022 QX60. Its sleek, sexy design will definitely have you at hello. There’s a touch of Range Rover Velar and Lincoln Aviator in the longish hood, sweptback windshield, swooping roofline, and high waist. The 20-inch rims and shimmery Moonbow Blue paint on our top-of-the-line $65,000 Autograph model tester will have you looking back as you walk away. And it’s overflowing with detailing: the slash of Zorro LEDs above the headlights, the curvy clamshell hood, the intricate pattern of the grille inserts, the bold rear. There’s plenty to feast your eyes on here. Slide behind the wheel and you’ll see a cabin transformed. Even the $46,850 base model gets

wall-to-wall leather, while our fancy Autograph is lavished with semi-aniline hides stitched and quilted to mimic the ripples created when dropping a pebble in a pond. I kid you not. Add to this the matte-finish wood, piano-black features, and satin metal accents, and there’s no doubt that this is a proper high-luxe ride. For families, the QX still offers the flexibility and versatility of three-row seating. While that third row is just about big enough for adults on short trips, it’s perfect for kids. And Infiniti has nailed the entry-and-exit bit with middle-row captain’s chairs that flip forward at the touch of a button. With the second-row seats in place and the third row folded flat, you get a cavernous 41 cubic feet of load-carrying space. With everything folded, you can expect more than 75 cubic feet. For me, the biggest change between the new QX60 and its predecessor is the way it drives. We’re talking night and day. Yes, the Teflon-smooth 3.5-liter V6 carries over pretty much unchanged—thankfully Infiniti resisted the temptation to trade it for a hyperactive turbocharged four—and it continues to add a true luxury dimension to the Q. As before, the V6 brings a muscley 295 horsepower

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to the party. But the big upgrade here is the switch from a lackluster continuously variable transmission (CVT) to a more responsive 9-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Now when you crush the gas pedal from standstill, the QX60 scampers off the line like a Learjet on takeoff. Even as the revs soar, the V6 is bank-vault silent, due in part to the new acoustic glass and 35 pounds of sound-deadening packed in. At freeway cruising speeds, the lack

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of wind and road noise is uncanny. Slightly stiffer suspension and quicker, recalibrated electric-assist steering gives the QX a nimble, athletic feel through the twisties while the ride always remains smooth and calm. All QX60s come with front-wheel drive standard, with all-wheel drive a two-grand option. (Infiniti charges $3,000 for the same feature on the top Autograph model.) It’s not intended for mud-up-to-the-axles off-roading, but it will give you confidence in wet and slippery conditions. This section of the market is brimming with terrific offerings—everything from the Acura MDX

and the Volvo XC90, to Lincoln’s Nautilus, Lexus’ RX, and the new Genesis GV80. But this QX60 is a terrific contender that goes straight to the top of the class. It’s going to create quite the “buzz.” «

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Class ACT

The Burger Boat Company’s 50 Cruiser has the grandeur of a superyacht in a smaller package By Howard Walker

There’s this term, “gentleman’s yacht.” Can’t say I know precisely what the definition is. But for me, it conjures an image of vintage style and elegance, with sleek, simple, timeless lines—and lots of varnished mahogany and mirror-polished stainless steel. See a yacht like this on the water and it moves with grace and pace, parting waves like a hot knife through butter. And being a true gentlemanly vessel, it would have a sunkissed George Clooney at the helm. The artisans at Wisconsin-based Burger Boat Company have been building gentlemen’s yachts since the early 1900s. Their newest is the compact Burger 50 Cruiser, which carries on those traditions yet seamlessly merges eons-old boatbuilding techniques with some very cool technology. Just gazing at the yacht makes my heart soar. It is strong and purposeful, with curves in all the right places, miles of varnished cap rails, and decks of teak. It oozes class in the same way a Hinckley, Hunt, or Hood does. But it doesn’t sacrifice function for form. I love the 50 Cruiser’s tall, glass-filled pilothouse, with its slender pillars that ensure a

360-degree, CinemaScope view from the wheel. Top marks as well for the wide decks and high rails for safe line-handling. Not to mention that deep foredeck sofa with wellpositioned cupholders and music speakers for cocktail-hour cruises. Yes, I wish the hull was 5 feet longer at the bow to visually stretch the lines. From some angles, the Cruiser does look a little on the stubby side. But 50 feet bow to stern is just about the perfect size for an owner/driver to comfortably work the boat. And comfort is the watchword here. Much of that is due to the unique shape of the aluminum hull that came off the computer screens of legendary Dutch naval architects Vripack. Using their patented Slide Hull design, cleverly positioned underwater strakes lift the boat and channel air underneath. Additional win-win benefits of the hull design include improved fuel efficiency, an impressive turn of speed, and a smoother ride in gnarly seas. Speaking of efficiency and top speed, the Burger gets its power from a pair of 600-horsepower Volvo Penta D8s. They’re

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PRICE: UPON REQUEST LENGTH: 50 FEET BEAM: 15 FEET, 2 INCHES DRAFT: 4 FEET, 3 INCHE S POWER: 2 X 600-HP VOLVO PENTA D8 DIESELS TOP SPEED: 31 KNOTS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT’S THE TRUE DEFINITION OF AN ELEGANT, CUSTOM-BUILT GENTLEMAN’S YACHT.

coupled to spacesaving IPS drives with joystick controls for magical, slide-it-sideways maneuvering. Those muscley twin-turbo straight-sixes can punch the 50 to a top speed of 31 knots, or throttle back for an easy 26-knot cruising speed. Burger makes sure they’re well-insulated and whisper quiet too; no gentleman likes to raise his voice. The interior layout is the work of Miami-

based De Basto Designs, which has kept the theme bright, especially in the airy salon, with cream-colored fabrics and veneers. The narrowish cabin has a well-equipped galley on the starboard side, opposite the U-shaped sofa-cum-dinette. The power-sliding sunroof adds light and air and makes for perfect dining under the stars. The back deck features an almost full-width sofa and mirror-varnished table for entertaining. A barbecue, a sink, and counter space is

built into the transom, and a huge hydraulic swim platform makes it possible to launch a tender—or a 10-year-old swimmer—into the water. To stow all those must-have water toys, there’s even an in-hull garage at the stern. Back inside, steps leading down from the salon take you below decks, where there’s a gorgeous, full-beam owner’s suite with massive hull windows. Up in the bow, there’s an equally spacious forward VIP cabin. While there’s no bunk room for the kids, Burger is quick to point out that the 50 Cruiser, like all Burger boats, is very much a custom build. Within reason, you can get whatever layout you want. For now, Burger is staying mum as to the price of this new 50 Cruiser. But the astonishing quality and craftsmanship, wonderful fit and finish, and high level of equipment will ensure it isn’t cheap. But then again, a true gentleman wouldn’t dream of asking the price. Naturally, money is no object. «

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BOAT LOVERS, REJOICE! IT’S TIME FOR THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW. WITH NO SHORTAGE OF HOT NEW MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM, WE’VE PICKED OUR TOP 10 MUST-SEE NEWCOMERS. By Howard Walker

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hey call it the Greatest Boat Show on the Seven Seas for a reason. In the fi e days from October 27 to 31, there’ll be more world and U.S. debuts, more boats gently bobbing in the water, more passionate visitors than any other boat show probably in the world. Yes, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (that’s FLIBS for short) is back, and it’s bigger, better, and more fun than ever. Granted, many overseas exhibitors and visitors will, for the second year running, be sitting out because of COVID fears and quarantining protocols when they get home. But with Florida open for business and show organizer, Informa Markets, determined to keep everyone and everything safe and sanitized, FLIBS is expecting a big turnout. Of course, demand for new boats and accessories is at an all-time high. According to the National Maritime Manufacturers Association, more than 310,000 new powerboats were sold in 2020, and those numbers are expected to be even higher in 2021. This year, FLIBS favorites like the Superyacht Village and Hook the Future fishi g clinics will be back. Not sure where to start? Here, we highlight 10 new designs to check out now. (fl bs.com)

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Mention the word “trawler” and, chances are, you’ll conjure up an image of some plodding, fishi gboat-style heavyweight that looks like an extra from The Perfect Storm. While Beneteau’s new flagship G and Trawler 62 has “trawler” in its title, its bold, rakish lines owe more to a hard-charging sports yacht. Indeed, with a couple of MAN 730-horse turbo diesels in the engine room, it’ll hit 20 knots without breaking a sweat and run more than 900 miles on a tank. Whereas the prolific rench yard has built a loyal following with its range of smaller Swift Trawler models, this newcomer sees a change of direction with a firm ocus on “Grand.” That means more comfort, more luxury, and a lot more space, from the dance-floo -sized flybri ge to the equally commodious back deck. Down below, choose from a three- or four-cabin layout, each with a vast amidships owner’s suite. (beneteau.com)

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“Fun in the Sun” could be Florida’s official m tra. And if there’s one new yacht that really embraces what that’s all about, it’s Azimut’s new 53 Flybridge. As the name suggests, the flybrid e is where the action is. With three sunpads tucked behind the windshield and an equally spacious U-shaped sofa wrapped around the rear, there’s space up top for about 12 sun worshippers. Stroll to the foredeck to find another ast sunpad along with a cushy sofa covered by a removable sun shade set on four carbon-fiber poles. Bel w decks there are cabins for six guests, including an owner’s suite. Big Volvo IPS 950s with 725 hp a piece can punch the bluff-bowed 53 to a top speed of 31 knots and cruise at an easy 26. (azimutyachts.com)

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PRINCESS Y72 Could a boating couple handle a 72-footer without a crew? British builder Princess Yachts asks, “Why not?” Depending, of course, on their nautical experience, an owner captain and fi st mate could handle Princess’ new Y72 without professional assistance. Two big MAN V12 diesels, bow and stern thrusters, a cockpit docking station, and easy-peasy line handling make maneuvering this new Y72 a breeze— even in a breeze. Inspired by the larger Princess Y85 model, the lines

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are simply stunning, with those gorgeous sweeping hull windows and huge salon windows, plus that upswept flybri ge hardtop. The interior design and layout are just as innovative and stylish, with the rear galley opening onto the back deck, a dining area opposite, and a saloon forward with everything on one level. What sets this new Y72 apart, however, is its remarkable level of quality and craftsmanship. It really is the Bentley of the seas. (princess.co.uk)

VIKING 64 CONVERTIBLE To quote Chief Brody in the 1975 nail-biter Jaws: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” This immortal phrase just might have been the inspiration behind Viking Yachts’ decision to supersize its 54 Convertible into the all-new Viking 64 Convertible, which is making its global debut at FLIBS. This classically styled fishing “b ttlewagon”—with its soaring bow, uncluttered foredeck, swept-back masked windshield, and trademark hull-side vents—is guaranteed to strike fear into any fig ting marlin. And with two 1,550-horsepower MAN V12 diesels “under the hood” and the I-beam-stiff ull’s running surfaces optimized by Computational Fluid Dynamics software, you’ll be in the Out Islands before you know it. But for the new 64, Viking seeks to deliver all the comforts of home—and then some. Did we mention the pop-up hi-def TV? Take your pick from open or enclosed bridge models and a host of tower arrangements. (vikingyachts.com)

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OCEAN ALEXANDER 35R These days, Taiwanese builder Ocean Alexander is pumping out more hits than Taylor Swift. From the sexy 45-foot Divergence Coupe to the elegant flagship 118- oot Legend 37L, each one has buyers clamoring to grab the keys. For this year’s FLIBS, the yard is planning to debut not one but four new or heavily tweaked models. The highlight for us is the latest in the aptly named Revolution series: the radical, no revolutionary 116-foot 35R. It’s another stunner from the drawing board of longtime Ocean A designer Evan K. Marshall, who has elevated the four-level Revolution formula. With its bluff, towering bow, acres of oversized windows on all three levels, and a truly massive sky lounge with an expansive foredeck lounging area, the 35R is guaranteed to turn heads from Miami to Maine. Inside, there’s more space than most 150-footers, with fi e plush cabins accommodating up to 10 guests. Honking MAN V12 diesels should give a 23-knot top speed. (oceanalexander.com)

RIVIERA 64 5 SUV Think of it as the thunder from Down Under. Australia’s biggest boat builder, Riviera is adding a 31-knot flagship 9-footer to its lineup, and U.S. boaters get a fi st look at FLIBS. This coupe-bodied sports cruiser joins Riviera’s SUV—as in sport utility vessel—range of 39-foot to 57-foot non-flybri ge models. The focus here is on outdoor space, either in the enclosed indoor cockpit, the teak-decked lower fishi g cockpit

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complete with barbie, or a spacious foredeck with U-shaped sofas. The appeal of the big-windowed saloon is that everything is on one level—even the three-seat helm station. For staying aboard, there’s a full-width master plus three other cabins. Designed to tackle Australia’s often challenging offshore conditions, the 645’s hull rides smooth, soft, dry, and fast. (rivieraaustralia.com)

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JAGUAR 3 6 OFFSHORE FISH And you thought it was only fancy furniture that came out of High Point, North Carolina. Jaguar Powerboats has been making go-fast catamarans since the ’80s, going back to Jaguar’s legendary Thriller racing cat that won pretty much everything worth winning. Now Jaguar Powerboats has taken one of its most successful offshore racing cats and modified it i to a lean, mean, fishing machine th t’s being unveiled at FLIBS. The new 36 Offshore Fish has all the requisite fishing compone try, like 36 rod holders, dual 175-gallon in-floor in ulated fish b xes, twin 50-gallon live wells, and triple Llebroc helm seats. With a pair of Mercury Racing 300R outboards hanging off the t ansom, the top speed should be around 65 knots, or 78 knots with the optional Merc Racing 450Rs. Of course, Jaguar only builds custom boats, so it’s whatever powerplant or layout your heart desires. Just plan on paying anywhere from $430,000 to $600,000. Bait, however, is extra. (jaguarpowerboats.com)

SUNSEEKER MANHATTAN 55 Powerboaters still love British builder Sunseeker’s top-selling Manhattan 52 flybri ge cruiser. It had it all: great performance, easy handling, spacious cabins, and a competitive sticker. So, if you are Sunseeker, how do you improve on a legend? Simply make it bigger and better. Take the new transom beach club with its fold-down grille, lift-up shower panel, and tenderstoring hydraulic platform. The redesigned rear cockpit features a powerdescending window that opens the galley to the rear deck. Inside there’s

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a big upgrade in fi tures, fitti gs, and overall quality and craftsmanship. As before, there are three cabins and two bathrooms for comfy weekending. Power comes from the latest 12.6-liter Volvo D13 800 diesels that can push this eye-popping cruiser to more than 30 knots. And it’s all for around $1.7 million nicely equipped. This new Manhattan 55 is making its US debut at FLIBS, along with the equally dramatic-looking 65 Sport Yacht, so there’ll be lots to see at the Sunseeker stand. (sunseeker.com)

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Monaco-based Wally Yachts and its blue-sky-thinking founder Luca Bassani have been stretching the nautical design envelope for almost three decades. The very latest, and quite possibly wildest, concept to emerge from his overactive gray matter is the 89-foot Wally WHY200 mini-superyacht. Bassani calls it the “space” ship for a reason: This speedy cruiser features more than 2,150 square feet of interior living space. With a full-beam main salon (the WHY200 does away with conventional side decks), Wally boasts 50 percent more space than comparably sized yachts. Positioning the owner’s suite right in the bow behind wraparound side windows means uninterrupted views. There’s more than 1,500 square feet of outside deck area, plus an expandable beach club with fold-out wings and a fold-down swim platform. With not one but four Volvo D13 IPS diesels, top speed is said to be 23 knots, with 20-knot cruising and a 350 nautical-mile range. (wally.com)

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Hailing from Slovenia, Greenline Yachts has built a reputation for developing hybrid diesel-electric yachts measuring between 33 and 48 feet. But FLIBS will be the fi st opportunity for American tree huggers to step aboard the new flagship: the cean 68 Hybrid. With a pair of 100-kW electric motors and a 129-kWh lithium battery bank, this sleek 68-footer can glide along at 7 knots for around 25 nautical miles in silent, zero-emission splendor. And with a flybrid e hardtop packed with solar panels, the yacht can run its systems for around two days at anchor without cranking up the generator. Feel the need for speed, and a pair of super-effici t 850-horse CAT C12 diesels will push the 68 to a top speed of 22 knots—or 29 knots with the optional 1,150-hp C18s. This new Greenline is breathtaking, with sweeping lines, a hull full of funky windows, and decks with lounging aplenty. Going green has never been so much fun. (greenlinehybrid.com) « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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ARTI ST STEEPED IN HER OWN ARTISTIC PURSUITS, FRANCIE BISHOP GOOD AND HER HUSBAND, DAVID HORVITZ, HAVE CURATED A COLLECTION THAT CELEBRATES FEMALE ARTISTS BY SUSIE STANTON STAIKOS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY RABINOWITZ

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From top: Commissioned work by Kerry Phillips from family photos and sculpture by Francie Bishop Good; Untitled painting by Jackie Humphries and Impending painting by Brenda Goodman. Opposite page: Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz at their home in Fort Lauderdale with hanging sculptures titled Forms by Madeline Denaro.

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n their home along one of Fort Lauderdale’s many canals, Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz are surrounded by their contemporary art collection amassed over some 30 years. For Francie, art is more than just a collector’s passion. A two-time winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, she is a working artist—represented by the Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami—with a string of past shows at galleries and museums, including a recent solo selling exhibition at Bookstein Projects in New York City. In their light-filled guesthouse across the street, Francie can be found most hours of the day in her airy studio. Paintings and photographs cover the walls. Canvases are stacked in vertical storage units. Paints, tools, and materials blanket all surfaces. Brightly colored ceramics are in various stages of completion; many are displayed on shelves while others wait to be fired in the kiln. Francie’s own work greatly influences her collection, she notes. “It’s always evolving, and in many ways [our art] collection reflects what I’m doing in my own practice,” she says. “If I’m working in sculpture, I’m really looking hard at sculpture. If I’m working in photography, I’m interested in photography. So, it’s definitely related.” The couple’s main home was designed by Deborah

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Clockwise from left: Hanging sculptures made of beeswax, gauze, steel shavings, and chicken wire by Madeline Denaro; Sergeant by Kerry Phillips, mixed media work and sculptures by Francie Bishop Good, The End sculpture by Claudette Schreuders; Biscuits, Vanessa Garcia.

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Berke, while the guesthouse and studio were designed by Fort Lauderdale–based architect Bob Tuthill. The guesthouse boasts a vibrant yellow door that gives way to spacious, open living areas. Upper-floor guest bedrooms accommodate family visits and the high jinks of their nine grandchildren. David acknowledges that Francie has an eye for collecting and can outrun him when it comes to visiting galleries and museums. She spends several days at a time in New York doing the gallery rounds and attends the occasional art fair, especially Art Basel Miami Beach. David has his own art-related projects, and together they are a formidable team, working with, collecting, and promoting art over their 36 years of marriage. “As an artist you are always trading with other artists, and I came in with a lot of stuff,” Francie confesses. The first expensive piece they bought together was a Louise Nevelson wall sculpture in 1986. “We didn’t start with a plan,” Francie says. “I looked around one day and said, ‘David, the work that we have bought is mostly women. We really need to focus on that, otherwise it will be bits here and there.”

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Right: Untitled Postmardemgarden, mixed media by Joan Snyder Below: Sculpture by John Gill and painting entitled Pink Slime by Lisa Sanditz

They have the help of Sarah Michelle Rupert, their director of collections, who pulls it all together and often reveals unexpected discoveries—like photographs involving sets of twins, The Stewart Sisters, H.F. Grebey Junior High School, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, by Judith Joy Ross and Jordan and Joseph Basinger, Twinsburg, Ohio, by Mary Ellen Mark; or works about swimming pools that seem unwittingly to have become sub-themes. “I think we have a cohesive collection,” says Francie. That collection includes more than 1,200 works, from local, national, and international artists, from both relative unknowns and celebrated names. They rotate pieces between their houses and a warehouse art space fondly known as the Girls’ Club, where they’re able to share their collection with the community. FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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WE DIDN’T START WITH A PLAN. I L OOKED AROUND ONE DAY AND SAID, ‘DAVID, THE WORK THAT WE HAVE BOUGHT IS MOSTLY WOMEN. WE REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON THAT.’”

Clockwise from left: Megan in Camel Coat painting by Chantal Joff , and Lost Series #14 drawing by Virginia Fifield; scul tures and pairings by Francie Bishop Good; a photograph by Francie Bishop Good hangs in the Fall room at the guesthouse. Opposite page, clockwise from far left: Sculptures by Francie Bishop Good and Aneta Regel with glazed porcelain and mixed media work by Pepe Mar; sculpture by Anne Chue; an array of artworks in the Dog room at the house; painting by Chantal Joffe and hanging sculptures by Madeline Denaro.

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David held before her. They have promised around 100 pieces to the museum, and many are on permanent loan there. David’s alma mater, Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, which houses what David calls “an academic museum,” is also the recipient of gifted works. They’ve donated a large portion of their video collection to Allentown Art Museum in Francie’s hometown in Pennsylvania. Works in both houses cover photography, ceramics, painting, and mixed media. Represented photographers include Cindy Sherman, Nikki S. Lee, and Arlene Gottfried, among

many others. Painters on display range from Alice Neel and Lisa Yuskavage to Nina Chanel Abney, Mickalene Thomas, Louise Fishman, Elisabeth Condon, Squeak Carnwath, Shinique Smith, and Melanie Daniel. Joan Snyder’s Untitled Postmardemgarden (1995), which is made of herbs, papier-mâché, oil, and acrylic on canvas, hangs prominently in the living room. Situated on the landing in the guesthouse, Chantal Joffe’s oil-on-board Kristen (2008) depicts a larger-than-life seated figure. Girl with a Loaf of Bread (2001), an arresting small portrait by German photographer

Founded in 2006 and run by Rupert, the Girls’ Club is also a private foundation. It operates as a space for curated exhibitions, educational programming, and events. Part of its mission is to nurture the careers of female artists and serve as a resource for those studying the contribution of women to the field of contemporary art. It is open to all—despite its moniker, which is derived from the girls’ club at Francie’s high school. “I thought it was politically incorrect and always made me laugh,” she says. Francie is the current board chair at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, a position 58

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The couple’s kitchen was a hub of activity, with many attendees congregating there before filling their plates. The space includes a table made from an old door and a beaded stone and ceramic chandelier.

Loretta Lux, hangs on the staircase wall. Arlene Shechet’s Seeing Asteroids (2016), made of glazed ceramic and steel, is one of several ceramic pieces. An entire room is dedicated to dog themes; Laura Waldorf’s cut-paper Lucky (2007) and five dog works in fiber by Kerry Phillips are just a few examples of the breadth and variety of media in the collection. During the pandemic Francie and David put out a call to artists entitled “Drawing Closer.” Every week over several months, artists would send in their works with a purchase price. “Almost every piece we bought, we had no idea who they were,” says David. “We didn’t know these artists. As collectors it was a great opportunity for us not to see the same artists over and over again.” These works are now in the collection and will be shown at the Girls’ Club. David has also spearheaded a collection that’s dear to his heart: a grouping of civil rights–era photographs that date from the 1940s to the 1980s. “It tells a story and it’s supposed to tell a story,” he explains. “I bought them and collected them, allowing the art to put together a narrative to teach my kids, my grandkids, and other people’s kids and grandkids about the problems in this country today. You could see through the civil rights era how much progress was made and how we’ve gone backward and how much more there is to do.” He began accumulating these pieces around 2014 and hopes to share them with academic institutions. And while it is David’s undertaking, Francie still offers her opinion. “She’s weighing in on the aesthetics and how good a photograph it is,” says David. “I’m thinking about the story and she’s thinking about the art.” When it comes to acquiring works, David says 95 per-

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cent of the time it is Francie’s choice. “Occasionally there will be a piece in our travels that I will want to buy. Mostly Francie won’t veto it; occasionally she does,” says David wryly. They are unwilling to say which piece is their favorite, but if they had to grab one in the event of a fire, David relents. “There is one,” he says. “The Alice Neel drawing,

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Mother and Child, [that was] part of the Alice Neel show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will tour around the world.” Then, Francie whispers, “the Diane Arbus,” referring to the black-and-white Gelatin silver print Woman with her Baby Monkey (1971) that hangs in her master bedroom. “I could put it in my pocket.” « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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Ballet dancers communicate through movement, utilizing flexibility and muscular agility to create poetic shapes. Their costumes are the icing on the cake, conveying character, time, and place, and enhancing the telling of a visual story. In the same way that high fashion and streetwear influence how we dress, ballet has produced its own evolving trends ever since its origins in the Renaissance courts of France and Italy. Full-length ballets remain a spectacle, and costumes continue to add to the magic, either introducing a fresh look to a beloved perennial or helping to set the tone in a contemporary production. Thinking outside the box is one of Miami City Ballet’s hallmarks, and MCB’s artistic director, Lourdes Lopez, is the visionary who leads the process. When it comes to the technical aspects of a production, it can take 18 months to twoand-a-half years to bring ideas from the page to the stage. The vision is set in motion when Lopez and the choreographer collaborate to select costume, set, and technical

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designers. Discussions begin with how the choreographer envisions the characters and whether they will be in tutus, chiffon skirts, or unitards. The designer comes up with the colors, fabrics, and materials, using shapes to give depth to what the choreographer is trying to accomplish. “It’s fascinating to hear those conversations,” Lopez says of this process. “It’s my favorite thing that I do, to bring everyone together and watch it evolve FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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before my eyes. To be honest, I like giving artists free range to a very large extent. I’m not a choreographer. What I love to do is bring artists together. Sometimes I’m asked, ‘What do you think?’ and I give my opinion. For the most part, I trust their talent.” Designers with different backgrounds have brought their unique talents to several recent MCB productions. For the company’s 2016 staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lopez called upon Miamiborn, New York–based visual artist Michele

Costume Department Director Eleanor Wolfe fi s a dancer at Miami City Ballet.

Oka Doner to bring a more modern feel to the ballet choreographed by the great George Balanchine. Oka Doner transported Shakespeare’s comedy from the woods outside Athens to an underwater forest of sargassum seaweed and mangroves. This inspired nod to Florida added a new dimension to the place where fairies cause mischief in the romantic lives of humans. The project, which took two years to complete, was Oka Doner’s first foray into designing for dance. She researched at the

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University of Miami’s Museum of Marine Invertebrates, eventually transforming the creatures of the watery world into sets, backdrops, and 150 costumes. Organza and soft leather fabrics were embellished with shimmering crystals, beads, sequins, pearls, and metallic thread. Where the source text calls for the character Bottom to don a donkey head, Oka Doner instead used the head of a manatee. When planning for MCB’s 2020 production of Firebird, Lopez sought to channel the

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ballet’s roots. Based on a medieval Russian folk tale, Firebird shot composer Igor Stravinsky to fame. It premiered in 1910 under Ballets Russe director Sergei Diaghilev. A 1970 revival of George Balanchine’s original 1949 production in collaboration with Jerome Robbins included costumes and sets by the Russian artist Marc Chagall. Lopez wanted to go back to an authentic setting and briefed set and costume designer Anya Klepikov, a professor of theater at UMass Amherst, to create a different Russian feel from that of Chagall’s. “I spoke to Anya and said I wanted Firebird to look truly, truly, truly Russian, like the vibrant colored lacquered boxes,” says Lopez. Klepikov grew up with Russian fairy tales, having spent her childhood in the former USSR before coming to the U.S. She was the perfect choice to realize this vision. In 2017 Lopez decided the time had come to reimagine MCB’s 27-year-old production of The Nutcracker. Once again, she wanted the new staging to reflect the Miami community. “The winter holidays look very different in Miami than they do up north with the fireplace, chestnuts, and hot chocolate in the world where The Nutcracker lives,” she notes. Lopez called upon celebrated Cuban

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American design duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Isabel, who passed away in 2019, was a fashion designer who etched her name in history when she dressed Michelle Obama for President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Ruben is a set designer who often worked alongside his wife to create magical dreamscapes that would make her costumes pop. “I knew their vision would make Nutcracker have a Miami tropical feel to it,” adds Lopez. For Nutcracker, Firebird, Midsummer, and every MCB show, after the sketches have been completed, the work in the costume shop begins. This is when Eleanor Wolfe, the director of the costume department, steps in. She is an experienced patternmaker who worked in New York for 28 years before joining MCB. Wolfe explains that while designers know what the costumes should look like, they don’t always know how they should be made. “Structure, fabrics, color, scope, shape, and style are dictated by the designer,” she says. “I collaborate with the designer to develop how we’re going to make the costume. The costume artisans and I are the ones who craft it and adapt it for movement.” A sample costume is made for the designer to see. Once it is ready to fit, the

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an army of makeup artists, hairstylists, and dressers equipped with sewing machines should anything need on-thespot upkeep. Miami City Ballet will again thrill audiences this season with the North American premiere of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky’s Swan Lake. Originally co-produced by Ballett Zürich and La Scala Milan, the production boasts sets and costumes by internationally renowned French ballet, opera, and theater designer Jérôme Kaplan. MCB will tour it in South Florida in early 2022, at the Adrienne Arsht Center (February 11-13), the Kravis Center (February 19-20), and the Broward Center (February 26-27). Surprisingly, this was Kaplan’s first time designing for the Tchaikovsky-composed ballet. While Kaplan toyed with many ideas, Ratmansky urged him to keep it simple. After all, “it’s just a fairy tale in the middle COURTESY MIAMI

dancers are often the ones who provide notes on how well they’re able to move in it. “They are more aware of the steps they are going to [take] and the balance they are going to need,” says Wolfe. “If you try to put something really large on top of their heads, it looks great to us, but we don’t know how it’s going to throw off the balance for the dancer. We don’t want to overwhelm the dancer with the costume because the audience comes to see the dance. Firebird had a lot of elaborate costumes, but a lot of attention was given to making sure you saw the movement of the dancer.” Costumes take a lot of beating. They are often wet after a performance, so the fabrics must be able to withstand such rigors and have durability. The wardrobe supervisor is responsible for the care, storage, and transport of the costumes. When in storage, the costumes hang on rows of rails in climatecontrolled conditions. They travel in special wardrobe boxes on wheels, accompanied by

ages,” he advised. They agreed to hearken to the original 1895 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov revival. “To come back to what it was, something really romantic, because Swan Lake is a really romantic ballet and I reflect that in my costumes,” Kaplan stresses. He was inspired by archival documents Ratmansky showed him and other research into the nineteenth-century costumes. “We came back, more or less, to the tutu at the time

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of the original Swan Lake,” says Kaplan. “It’s a short, knee-length, romantic tutu. It’s not a skirt and not a flat tutu; it’s in between. It is very soft and must move a little bit.” It proved rather technical to make, but the final product comes close to the original form, albeit slightly lighter and not as stiff. The costume includes a small round hat at the back of the head, with hair hanging in ringlets—a fashionable style at the time that also emphasizes that the swans are really maidens under a spell. Having the ballet performed in Milan,

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Kaplan fell upon the idea to introduce a touch of Italian Renaissance for a warmer feel, instead of the more somber Northern European look. He also turned to Fortuny— the Spanish designer and creator of pleated silk fabrics who worked in Venice during the same timeframe as the original ballet—and to Pre-Raphaelite English paintings of the same period, combining these elements for the brides’ costumes in Act III. As well as gleaning inspiration from history, Kaplan wove his own style into the costumes. “I wanted to create beautiful lines and shapes,

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and for the men also; something pretty, sexy, and fresh,” he notes. He worked a lot on Rothbart, the antagonist who casts the spell on Princess Odette, turning her into a swan by day. Kaplan told Ratmansky that he intended to make an impressive Rothbart—a strong figure in black with big, articulated wings that move like real ones. Kaplan believes costumes without music, movement, and choreography are lifeless. “I need somebody inside the costume,” he says. “It’s a package, and I try to make a nice package. I try to help the dancers and the choreographer show something true and to make the choreographer happy and comfortable in the work.” He also views classical ballet as a cultural treasure, one that he is fortunate enough to contribute to. “For me, classical ballet is a part of our heritage, our Western heritage, and we need to fight to try to refresh classical ballet but not too much, only slightly; to put a nice frame around it. This is Swan Lake.” « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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Known for a dynamic mix of comfort food and drool-worthy cakes, Icebox Cafe has been a Miami Beach fixture since 1998. It’s even garnered the attention of Oprah, who once raved about the Bomb, a cheesecake and chocolate lover’s delight. The restaurant’s name originates from the idea that if food isn’t fresh, it’s not on the menu. Only items that are kept in a traditional icebox make it out to diners. Good news for Lauderdale locals: Its Hallandale Beach location in the city’s arts and entertainment district is an easy drive. The café is designed to make you feel like you’re at a friend’s home,

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with two cozy spots in which you can enjoy your meal. The first is a greenhouse composed of live botanicals and vintage furniture. The eclectic interior, on the other hand, boasts an industrial feel, anchored by a mural by artist Captain Casual and inclusive of a commissary and test kitchen. What’s most appealing is Icebox’s extensive menu. The Faroe Islands salmon sits on a bed of pad Thai–style vegetable quinoa with peanuts, wasabi peas, and micro cilantro. The braised short rib (accompanied by celery root puree and balsamic-rosemary carrots) is so tender, it’ll melt in your mouth. There’s also a wow-worthy lineup of burgers including the Rajun-Cajun, which comes with blue cheese crumbles, Cajun spices, sriracha, fried onions, and pickles on a challah bun. Don’t leave without trying the desserts by pastry chef Maggie Vaillant. Worth the spoonful is the tres leches, as well as the deep-dish key lime pie. (iceboxcafe.com)

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These two foolproof Thanksgiving recipes are SURE TO PLEASE FIG CRUMBLE PIE Make your festive gathering one to remember with a decadent dessert such as the Fig Crumble Pie by chef de cuisine Nicole Fey of Oceans 234 in Deerfiel Beach. “My family always has pie on Thanksgiving, but I wanted to offer something outside the traditional pumpkin or pecan, with fresh, seasonal fruit and a nice layer of cream cheese custard,” she says. (oceans234.com)

INGREDIENTS All-Butter Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flou 1 tsp. of salt 16 tbsp. very cold, unsalted butter (diced) 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup ice water

Cream Cheese Filling 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients 2 oz. Tommy Bahama rye whiskey 1 oz. Five Spice Fig syrup 1/2 oz. Meyer lemon juice 1/2 oz. orange juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp. fig p eserves or spread 1 tsp. Chinese fi e spice powder

Every holiday party needs a signature drink. Tommy Bahama’s Figgy Five Spice is a great accompaniment to your fall gathering as it features all of the flavors we crave this time of year. “Our house-made fig syrup infused with five spice is the perfect accent for the light notes of spice in our Tommy Bahama rye in the Figgy Five Spice cocktail,” says Rob Aspaas, cocktail director and regional manager of restaurants at Tommy Bahama. (tommybahama.com)

To make the syrup, combine the sugar and water and stir well. Bring to a soft boil, then reduce heat. Add fig p eserves/spread and fi e spice powder and continue to stir until well incorporated. Combine syrup, whiskey, lemon juice, and orange juice in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir to incorporate. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with Chinese five spice–dusted orange peel.

Mix apple cider vinegar into ice water and pulse it into the flou /butter mixture until it almost comes together. Flatten dough into a disk, wrap Fig Topping Crumble Topping 3/4 cup all-purpose flou in plastic, and refriger1 lb. fresh fig 1/4 cup light brown sugar ate for at least one 1 tsp. cornstarch 1/4 cup granulated sugar hour. When dough has 1 tbsp. honey chilled, roll out to a half4 tbsp. melted butter inch thick and place in a pie pan, with fluting edges if desired. Place pie dough in freezer while For the pie crust, combine the flour and salt you assemble the filling. in the bowl of a food processor with the blade For the cream cheese filling, beat c eam attachment. Add butter and pulse until the flour cheese and sugar in a stand mixer or with a mixture looks like sand and butter is incorpohandheld mixer until combined. Add eggs one rated. This can also be done by hand, but work at a time, taking care to fully incorporate and quickly to ensure that the butter does not melt.

scrape down the bowl between additions. Add lemon juice and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated. Set cream cheese mixture aside. Cut stems and bottoms off figs and qu ter. Place quarters in a bowl and gently stir in corn starch and honey. Set aside. For the crumble topping, combine flour and ugars in a bowl and pour melted butter into the mixture. Stir with a fork until butter is incorporated and mixture looks crumbly. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To assemble the pie, pour the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the frozen pie crust. Arrange the honeyed figs on the top f the cream cheese. Top with crumble mixture. Bake pie for 45-50 minutes or until the cream cheese is set. If the crust starts to turn too brown, cover loosely with foil halfway through baking. Allow the pie to cool before cutting and serving.

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STAY GROUNDED Those who appreciate the taste of a good cup of coffee will be happy to learn of Argyle Coffee Roasters’ latest weekend pop-up coffee bar at their roastery in Fort Lauderdale next to Orchestrated Minds Brewery. Husband-and-wife duo Manny Carrera and Amy Miller start with raw green Amy Miller and coffee beans and use a “fair mix of science and Manny Carrera of Argyle Cofart” to create the final roasted bean. On-site, fee Roasters order a specialty brew from an expert barista or pick up freshly roasted single-origin beans (coming from places like Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Brazil) to make at home. In addition, be sure to check out their version of nitro cold brew, which is offered in four-pack cans at their roastery and sold individually at various locations throughout South Florida. (argylecoffee.com)

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 li ting 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) $$ BIG CITY TAVERN The aroma of house-made breads, pastas, and desserts combined with rustic, tavernstyle interiors evoke an inviting atmosphere in the sprawling dining room. 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bigcitylasolas.com) $$ CANYON The bold fl vors of Southwest, Asian, and Latin American cuisines blend in Canyon’s famous prickly pear margarita, shrimp tostada, tuna tartare, and white chocolate bread pudding. 620 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (canyonfl com) $$$ FLORIDIAN RESTAURANT This classic diner has served an extensive selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner comfort food favorites since 1937. 1410 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thefloridiandine .com) $ ICEBOX CAFÉ Settle into this dynamic restaurant boasting a greenhouse, eclectic furniture, and some of the best cakes in town. 219 NE 3rd St., Hallandale Beach (iceboxcafe.com) $$$ THE FOXY BROWN Offering nouveau American cuisine at its fine t, Foxy Brown has a neighborhoodlike feel with big-city taste. 476 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (foxybrownftl.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) $$ TAP 42 Rotating daily drink specials, live music, and a diverse menu with everything from burgers to grilled salmon make this taproom-restaurant an ideal place for a gastronomical rendezvous. 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (tap42.com) $$ TOMMY BAHAMA MARLIN BAR Relax on the boulevard while enjoying light fare and delicious cocktails from the famed retailer’s bar. 740 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (tommybahama.com) $$

ASIAN ASIA BAY SUSHI & THAI This elegant, riverfront dining destination offers Japanese and Thai dishes. 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (asiabayrestaurants.com) $$ CASA SENSEI Sushi meets Asian-Latin fusion in signature dishes like the lobster guacamole, Korean steak chimichurri, and the Fish Burnt Roll. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale (casasensei.com) $$ MAMA ASIAN BISTRO Patrons can satisfy their sushi, ramen, and Thai noodle cravings at this modern Pan-Asian eatery. 4437 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek (mamaasianbistro.com) $$ P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisines intersect to celebrate the continent’s fl vors and traditions. 2418 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (pfchangs.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | NOVEMBER 2021

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cacao seeds with chili peppers, cornmeal, and water to create a foamy, bitter drink. By 1528, explorer Hernán Cortés is rumored to have brought chocolate back to Spain after an expedition to the Americas. The exotic treat takes almost another century to reach France, by way of Anne of Austria, daughter of King Philip III of Spain, who, in 1615, married Louis XIII and celebrated the union with the indulgent libation. By 1657, the first chocolate house opened in London and ignited the trend that brings us that much closer to the cozy drink we love this time of year. Upgrade your next experience with this festive red velvet hot chocolate, as you contemplate the fascinating journey this magical bean has taken over the centuries. —Jules Aron

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HERITAGE Bringing a New York vibe to Fort Lauderdale, this restaurant puts upscale twists on Italian classics. 903 NE 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (heritageftl.com) $$

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Who doesn’t enjoy a nice cup of VI cocoa during the CO SCA E C N FRA holiday season? The sweet, rich beverage is perfect for cool evenings and always seems to get us in the festive spirit. Yet the drink we are accustomed to has evolved significantly since its early beginnings in ancient Mesoamerica, a region that included portions of modern-day Mexico. It’s here that the Olmec—one of the earliest civilizations in Latin America—first discovered cacao plants and turned them into chocolate. They used the naturally antioxidant-rich chocolate, or xocoatl, as medicine in rituals. Centuries later, the Mayans continued to enjoy the “food of the gods” by grinding and roasting

THE ALCHEMIST Sit among lush 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) $$ ANN’S FLORIST AND COFFEE BAR The unique combo of a flori t, cocktail, and coffee bar can host many events while also keeping the casual vibe of a classic coffee shop. 1001 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (annsflori tlasolas.com) $$ 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) $$

ITALIAN ANGELO ELIA PIZZA, BAR, & TAPAS Chef Angelo Elia’s eponymous eatery extends the Casa D’Angelo family, featuring small plates and Italian-style pizza that celebrate old-world technique. 4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (angeloeliapizza.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 down to the spices in the marinara and flour in the house-made bread. 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (casa-d-angelo.com) $$$ 72

LATIN AND MEXICAN BAR RITA This eclectic Mexican and Latin spot is known for two floo s of tasty tacos and tequilas set against a splashy facade. 1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (barritaftl.com) $$ EL CAMINO Margaritas and Mexican soul food are a sure bet at this resto, where patrons can choose between two happy hours. 817 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (elcaminoftlauderdale.com) $$ EL VEZ This ocean-view space has Mexican fare with Baja-style flai . 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (elvezftlauderdale.com) $$ TACOCRAFT TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR The taco-focused Mexican joint offers fun bar seating and classic Mexican favorites. 510 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (tacocraft.com) $$

MEDITERRANEAN FERDOS GRILL Authentic Mediterranean fare meets local Florida ingredients at this neighborhood favorite, featuring staples like gyros and “everyone’s favorite” hummus. 4300 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (ferdos-grill.jimdosite.com) $$ GREEK ISLANDS TAVERNA The spirit of the Aegean is alive and well at this gem that serves traditional Greek dishes. 3300 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (greekislandstaverna.com) $$

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SEAFOOD BILLY’S STONE CRAB Stone crab is king at Billy’s, but guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner featuring the day’s fresh and locally caught Florida sea fare. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood (crabs.com) $$$ BOATYARD Come for the “Hook to Table” seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and vegan-friendly selections. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (boatyard. restaurant) $$$ OCEANS 234 Explore innovative riffs on classic seafood dishes paired with sunset views and sea breezes. 234 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach oceans234.com) $$$ WILD SEA OYSTER BAR & GRILLE A stellar raw bar and responsibly sourced seafood are the mainstays at this luxe-meets-nostalgic dining room. Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (wildsealasolas.com) $$$

STEAK HOUSE CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Brazilian rodízio finds its place on Las Olas, with fountains and flame bearing lamps welcoming diners. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (chimasteakhouse.com) $$$ COUNCIL OAK STEAKS & SEAFOOD A signature raw bar, wine room, and an open kitchen complement famous USDA-certified cuts. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood (seminolehardrockhollywood.com) $$$ 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) $$$

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Bored with the same old wines? Looking for a new flavor profile? Then it time to investigate these emerging wine regions now available in the U.S.

By Mark Spivak ARMENIA Probably the oldest wine-producing region on the planet, Armenia is the site of wineries dating to 4,000 B.C. Wine cultivation has experienced a renaissance since Armenian independence in 1991, and the country is once again a star in the Caucasus region. Storica Wines (storicawines.com), an import compaZulal is one of Armenia’s premier wine labels

ny focused on marketing, production, and direct-to-consumer sales, has spearheaded distribution. It has partnered with visionaries such as Syrian-born, Italian-trained Vahe Keushguerian, who repatriated to Armenia and founded WineWorks, a consulting firm and “winery incubator.” Varieties such as Voskehat and Khatouni may not be household names, but the wine is delicious. Properties to watch: Keushguerian’s label, Keush, specializes in sparkling wines such as Origins ($21) and Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut ($31); his daughter Aimee’s label, Zulal, offers an Areni Noir ($19) and Areni Reserve ($30).

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With 130 indigenous grape varieties, 300 wine regions, and a history nearly as long as Armenia’s, Croatia has much to offer wine drinkers—and those in the U.S. are beginning to discover it thanks to importers such as Croatian Premium Wine (croatianpremiumwine.com).

Quality has been steadily improving since the country emerged from Yugoslavia’s communist regime. While much of the output is white, the country claims to be the birthplace of the Zinfandel grape, known locally as Plavac Mali. Major cultivation areas include the eastern and western continental regions, as well as Dalmatia and Istria. Top estates: Fans of California wine will be familiar with Grgi Vina, which legendary winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich of Napa’s Grgich Hills established in 1996. Other labels to seek out include Terra Madre, Duboković, Bibich, Stina, Korta Katarina, Milo,š and the Meneghetti Winery. BAJA CALIFORNIA More than 150 wineries are situated within two hours of the San Ysidro border crossing, primarily along the Ruta del Vino in the Guadalupe Valley. The valley has a Mediterranean climate, thanks to sea breezes coming inland

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SARDINIA Most Sardinian wine was traditionally consumed on the spot, due in part to the island’s lackluster economy. While that has started to improve, an unfamiliar group of native grape varieties—Torbato, Semidano, and Cagnulari—has hampered international trade, to an extent. Vermentino, the signa-

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ture white wine grape, largely gained fame by being produced on Antinori’s Tenuta Guado al Tasso estate hundreds of miles away. The bestknown red variety, Cannonau (aka Grenache), is reputed to be loaded with antioxidants, and some experts equate its consumption with the longevity that has made Sardinia a recognized Blue Zone, areas around the world with a high number of residents who live longer than average. Familiar labels: The renaissance in Sardinian wine is reflected in the bottles from Sella & Mosca, Santadi, Argiolas, and Jankara that are turning up on our retail shelves. In the forefront of that renaissance are properties such as Vigne Surrau, a “young company with an old soul” that specializes in estate-grown Vermentino and Cannonau. «

Bodegas de Santo Tomás is one of the three largest wine producers in the Baja California region.

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from the Pacific Ocean. Quality has been soaring in recent years, and the wines are becoming available here through importers such as Baja United Wines (bajaunitedwines.com) and LMA Wines (lmawines.com). Popular varieties are similar to those grown in California, with the addition of Chenin Blanc and Nebbiolo. Noteworthy producers: The three largest producers (L.A. Cetto, Casa Domecq, and Bodegas de Santo Tomás) account for three-quarters of the production, but boutique operations such as Bichi, Casa de Piedra, and La Casa Vieja are demonstrating just how good the wines from this hot, arid climate can be.

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SAVOR SOFLO WHO: Savor SoFLo WHERE: Hollywood Beach TO BENEFIT: Savor SoFlo, which expanded its series to South Florida, kicked off it inaugural event with a two-day festival featuring acclaimed restaurants, breweries, wines, and more at the Grand Tasting Village. MARK AND MELISSA BECKER, ASHLEY RUBBIANO, BRANDON GLAZIE

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PREVIEW PARTY WHO & WHERE: Jack & Jill Children’s Center, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: Jack & Jill Children’s Center announced that high

school graduates from its new Madelaine Halmos Academy (MHA) will be awarded a two-year college scholarship during a family and student preview party for the new state-of-the-art elementary school building.

GAYLE O’HARA, MARC WORTSMAN

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DAVID MUIR, G. WRIGHT MUIR NIK HARRIS, JASMIN LEWIS

OUR FUND FOUNDATION AWARDS CEREMONY WHO & WHERE: Our Fund

Foundation, Wilton Manors TO BENEFIT: The foundation’s LGBTQ Arts & Culture Fund awarded $226,500 in much-needed grants to support innovative initiatives in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties during a reception held at Our Fund’s headquarters.

(FRONT ROW) ROZ RICHMOND, BLAKE VELDE (BACK ROW) ALLEN BOUCHER, DAVID SUCIK

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NAIOP SOUTH FLORIDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL WHO: NAIOP South Florida WHERE: The Main Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: NAIOP South Florida held its South Florida Economic Development

Panel, which discussed the post-pandemic economic climate and how South Florida is positioned for growth.

MATTHEW LOMENICK, SCOTT ZDROIK

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FAST LANE After enjoying brunch on Las Olas, keep #SundayFunday going strong by stopping at South Florida’s premier exotic car showcase featuring the rarest vehicles from around the world. The fourth annual iteration of Exotics on Las Olas will take place November 7, with more than 250 vehicles on display along the boulevard. Expect to see favorites such as the Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari Monza SP2, McLaren Sennas, and Glickenhaus SCG, among other notable rarities. For easy navigation, the event will be broken into different categories of vehicles such as race cars, classic cars, and million-dollar row. (exoticsonlasolas.com) —Melissa Puppo 80 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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