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CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER 2021

FEATURES 44 / MEN OF STYLE Meet four of Broward’s most stylish gents By Melissa Puppo

52 / OPEN BOOK

By Paige Bowers

56 / OUT EAST Reimagined East Coast prep Photography by Gabor Jurina

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Ervin D. Machado, one of FLI’s Men of Style

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Senator Lauren Book advocates for children through her work in the field and nonprofits

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CONTENTS

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76 DEPARTMENTS 8 / FROM THE EDITOR

KENT ANDERSON

24/SEVEN 17 / ARTISTIC AMENITIES

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By Paul Rubio

18 / WELLNESS

Mediterranean revival meets modern luxe at White Elephant Palm Beach

Greater Fort Lauderdale Spa Days, plus conscious beauty practices at the Mindful Mani

38 / STAYCATIONS By Daphne Nikolopoulos

40 / HIGH ROAD

20 / SPOTLIGHT

Aston Martin’s latest sport utility

FemAle Brew Fest returns bigger and better

By Howard Walker

22 / CULTURE

Pardo’s new cruiser is magnifique

The Parker’s transformation, and Tua Tagovailoa’s leis for a cause

42 / HIGH SEAS By Howard Walker

24 / LIVING WITH IVEY

EAT + DRINK 67 / CURATED EXPERIENCE

Limit your toxic exposure at home

Burlock Coast’s seafood frenzy

STYLE 27 / THE LOOK

68 / LOCAL BITES

30 / JEWEL BOX ASHLEY MEYER

Experience mindful rhino encounters at two conservation-focused properties

Explore the W Fort Lauderdale’s newest perks

Innovative accessories, plus elevated monogram accents

Take cues from Mother Nature in neutral tones

31 / BEAUTY A salute to Chanel’s centennial

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ESCAPE 33 / WANDERLUST

Memphis Garrett’s reimagined concepts, Dine Out Lauderdale deals, and more

SEEN 72 / SOCIAL SNAPSHOTS Hot parties, beautiful people

PARTING SHOT 76 / ONE WITH NATURE

An urban explorer discovers the natural wonders of his neighborhood

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FROM THE EDITOR

I don’t know about you, but I had just settled into summer’s slower pace when September came around, a tad too fast for my liking. Now that kids are back to school and we’re back in “go” mode, I’m starting to feel the energy of the season. From the return of cultural happenings to the highly anticipated deals of Dine Out Lauderdale, there’s much to be excited about. In anticipation of an active season, this month we turn our focus to style in all its forms. Our popular annual feature, “Men of Style,” is back this year with a new crop of stylish, accomplished local gents. You’ll meet rocker-turned restaurateur Rino Cerbone, who looks as good in a chef’s coat as he does in a pair of cool Taft boots. And cover guy Dale McLean, who’s familiar to Miami Heat fans as the in-arena host with the most. Absolutely fearless in his sartorial choices, Dale is all about head-turning, eclectic pieces and is not afraid to express his style at work or play. Check out the full story on Fort Lauderdale’s most stylish men, starting on page 44. Because good deeds never go out of style, this month we visit State Senator Lauren Book to talk about her indefatigable quest to protect the state’s most vulnerable populations. Known locally as the founder of Lauren’s Kids, an organization devoted to sexual abuse prevention and awareness, Lauren has been instrumental in the passage of numerous laws to protect children from predators. Read about the personal journey that led her down this path in “Open Book” on page 52. The issue is full of content to get you ready for season, and I hope you’ll find our pages informative and inspiring. And don’t forget to follow us on social media and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, Insider’s Guide, on fortlauderdaleillustrated.com. Cheers to a fun and productive season!

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From top: Jam out to a private concert in your suite or opt to have a portrait done by a local artist at the W Fort Lauderdale.

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Artistic Amenities There are staycations, and then there are staycations that take amenities to the next level. If you’re looking for a fun spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy Fort Lauderdale fun, in addition to some cool extras, W Fort Lauderdale might be the pick for you. The luxury boutique hotel has welcomed a handful of new amenities; the most memorable is Pop-Art. When you choose this experience, South Florida artist Hector Prado will create a custom graffiti-esque portrait of you right on your suite’s balcony. You get to pre-pick the background color and then, during your stay, Prado puts the finishing touches on your 18-by-24-inch canvas in real- time. Talk about an exclusive experience! For those wanting a little more fun, the W also allows guests to curate a personalized concert on their balcony with options ranging from a violinist to a DJ, keyboardist, acoustic guitarist, and more for the ultimate private show. Now you can do it all: order room service, pop some bubbly, and let loose in the comfort of your own suite. Turn the page to learn about more local stays and deals. (wpopartamenity.com)

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AHH, THE RETURN OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE SPA DAYS. THERE ARE NO SWEETER WORDS THAN THESE WHEN IT COMES TO DEDICATING TIME TO SELF-CARE. LUCKY FOR LOCALS, THE DEALS CONTINUE ALL MONTH WITH OPTIONS FROM RESORTS AND SPAS ALL AROUND TOWN, INCLUDING THE CONRAD SPA, HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN, AND SISPA POMPANO BEACH. NEED HELP DECIDING? HERE, WE PREVIEW ONE TREATMENT THAT’S SURE TO BRING CALM.

ORGANIC GLOW FACIAL There’s no denying The Spa at Auberge Beach is a heavenly experience from start to finish. From the dreamy organic-inspired interiors and flowing white curtains to the treatments themselves, there’s much to appreciate during your visit. Those in need of some facial TLC should book the Organic Glow Facial: This customized 50-minute experience uses the Hungarian Eminence Organic line of skincare and culminates in a gorgeous post-facial glow. The treatment begins with an arctic berry enzyme exfoliator to smooth and renew the skin (and the possible addition of an LED light, depending on your skincare needs); then you’ll enjoy a hand and arm massage before infusions of rich vitamin C, citrus, and kale work into the skin via mask. Most invigorating is the use of cryotherapy sticks to cool and drain the skin of excess fluids and inflammation. Best of all? All treatments in Auberge’s Spa Deals menu come with valet parking, a glass of prosecco, use of the Vitality Ritual circuit, and beach access with lounge chair and umbrella. (aubergebeachspa.com)

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Five years ago, Lauren Johnson dreamt up the idea to open a nail salon, but not just any nail salon—this one, she says, would specialize in curating “unique, innovative, and mindful experiences.” Her dream came true in July 2019 with the launch of Mindful Mani in Plantation. There, she merges conscious beauty practices and innovative design. Like most business owners, she was forced to shift gears during the pandemic and began making gel-removal kits and at-home manicure and pedicure kits for people stuck at home without their weekly manicures. “Creative juices started flowing, and the idea of a nude polish line came

to mind,” shares Johnson. She spent the summer working to conceptualize and create the colors for the collection, aptly named Notably Nude, which officially launched last fall. The collection features 12 shades of inclusive, go-to nudes that are cruelty-free and non-toxic. The shades are inspired and named after the notable women in her life who she says played an integral role in her growth. Two shades go further by raising awareness— proceeds from BE are donated to advance the work of mental health through her mom’s practice, Mental Health Matters, and the shade Layla was inspired by her niece diagnosed with autism, with proceeds benefiting The Color of Autism Foundation. (mindfulmani.com)

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BEER Pioneer

Frances Antonio-Martineau brings a whole lot of NEWNESS to her signature FemAle Brew Fest A self-described craft beer lover, Frances Antonio-Martineau often noted how women were underrepresented at the local breweries and festivals she frequented. In 2016, she launched the Fem Collective, an empowerment group in South Florida intended to bring other women entrepreneurs together to network; a year later, she came up with a way to incorporate beer into that realm. The result: FemAle Brew Fest. She launched the festival in May 2017 at a warehouse in FatVillage, showcasing a diverse group of women in the industry. “It’s a festival that inspires and empowers women that may be interested in learning more about getting into the industry or just learning more about beer,” notes Antonio-Martineau. “Some people say, ‘Who cares who’s making the beer?’ No, it doesn’t matter—good beer is good beer. The point is to highlight these badass women who are making these delicious beers.”

The outpouring of local support was enormous; in the following years, she hosted the event at Huizenga Plaza and Gulfstream Park, but pressed pause on her 2020 plans due to social distancing guidelines. This year, however, she’s ready to welcome local brewsters for an exceptional time. This year’s event will take place September 18 at The Kimpton Goodland Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. Brewers and experts from around the world will be on hand to offer insight, and there will also be vendors, bands, special tastings, and new offerings such as a beer and yoga class. Can’t-miss happenings include fermentation diversity workshops, a Hop Sensory course with Yakima Chief Hops, a book signing with Tara Nurin featuring her newly released A Woman’s Place Is in the Brewhouse: A Forgotten History of Alewives, Brewsters, Witches, and CEOs, and a brew created by Antonio-Martineau in collaboration with Yeasty Brews in Lauderhill. A special

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“beercation” package includes two tickets to the festival and is available for those who want to call the hotel home base during their stay. What fuels Antonio-Martineau’s passion for the event is supporting women in the industry, and of course, the local beer community. “The beer scene here in Broward, in particular, is growing,” she says—which is what prompted her to launch the Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week in 2019. This year’s week-long celebration will run September 12-19 in tandem with the FemAle Brew Fest and offers beer and food pairings, special events, beer releases, and collabs. For tickets and a lineup of events, head to femalebrewfest.com.

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The Parker will reopen this month with a new look and new guest experiences.

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LEIS FOR A CAUSE For Tua Tagovailoa, wearing a lei is no mere accessory—the decorative accent bears great significance to his culture. “It can represent peace, love, honor, or friendship,” shares the 23-year-old Miami Dolphins quarterback. Leis have often been given to Tagovailoa by his parents after a big win or as a sign of support throughout his football career. Now, he’s partnering with Aventura-based South Florals (southflorals.com) to launch TUA Leis, with proceeds benefiting his namesake Tua Foundation. Established in February, the foundation’s mission is to make a meaningful impact in support of those in need, especially kids. “Helping others is a tenet of my faith and who I am,” he says. The foundation focuses on charitable endeavors in South Florida, Alabama, and Hawaii—the areas Tagovailoa says have “greatly impacted” his life. “These communities have helped to mold me, and I want to give back and help kids

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Fans of live performances can applaud the return of The Parker, which reopens this month in Fort Lauderdale. Besides its name change (formerly the Parker Playhouse), the theater will feature new guest experiences—including the Linda B. Haller Club, an all-new lounge outfitted in a retro design complete with a spacious bar and ample seating—and a lineup of not-to-miss artists for the 2021-2022 season. “While we’ve shortened the name, updated the facility, and upgraded the experience to cater to today’s audiences, the reimagined Parker is a love letter that pays tribute to the iconic venue we have come to treasure for more than half a century,” shares Broward Center president and CEO Kelley Shanley. Locals can expect a triple bill of Firefall, Orleans, and Pure Prairie League on September 22 followed by Rick Springfield on September 26, and shows are being added all the time. (parkerplayhouse.com)

who may just need an opportunity,” he says. So far, three grants of $16,667 were awarded to the Police Athletic League of North Miami; Big Oak Ranch in Springville, Alabama; and the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in Honolulu. He also established a $300,000 scholarship endowment to benefit his high school in Honolulu. Four scholarships will be awarded to students from Hawaii over the next four years, each named in honor of his grandparents. Those interested in purchasing a lei can choose between options made with fresh florals or silk flowers in orange and aqua (resembling the Dolphins’ team colors); leis are available in all of the South Florals retail locations and online. “It means a lot to me to bring my Polynesian culture wherever I go, and luaus and leis play a big part in that,” says Tagovailoa. “It is our hope that TUA Leis will help in our charitable mission to support kids for years to come.” (tuafoundation.org)

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The DIRTY TRUTH about our cleaning and personal care products By Ivey Leidy Photography by Kent Anderson

We view our homes as our sanctuaries, our sacred spaces in which we take pride. We like to keep them clean, organized, and decorated to our liking. What we don’t realize is that within that sacred space hide, on average, 62 different toxic chemicals. The products we use to wipe our countertops and clean our toilet bowls fill the air in our homes with toxins, irritants, and carcinogens that could be contributing to many of our health issues. We do the same with our own bodies—from the pans we use to cook our food to soap and deodorant. It is said that the average woman uses 12 different personal care products per day and the average man uses 6 per day; in the 12 products that women use hide 168 different chemicals (85 in the men’s products). What’s even more alarming is that 80 percent of these chemicals aren’t even tested before they hit shelves. These chemicals and pollutants are inhaled and/or absorbed through the skin and, once inside the body, Infrared saunas can help your body release toxins from the liver, intestines, and kidneys.

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can alter hormones, causing a slew of health issues including early puberty in children, fertility issues in women, thyroid dysfunction, and weight gain—and even potentially contributing to the development of breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers. The good news? You can start limiting your exposure and detoxing the body by incorporating a few different practices and foods. Switch to nontoxic cleaning products and cosmetics or make your own; swap aluminum foil for parchment paper; switch to cast iron, stainless steel, or 100 percent ceramic cookware with no aluminum core; switch from plastic to glass or stainless steel reusable water bottles. You can also add indoor air purifiers to reduce pollutants like dust, pollen, bacteria, and mold in your home, and invest in a quality water purifier that will remove harmful levels of fluoride, viruses, bacteria, lead, arsenic, mercury, chlorine, heavy metals, and pesticides from your drinking water. Maybe go for a spa day, too—infrared saunas can help release toxins from the liver, intestines, and kidneys, and lymphatic drainage massages aid the body in its natural detoxification process.

• Phthalates • Parabens • PFAs and PFCs • Lead, arsenic, mercury, and aluminum • Triclosan • Formaldehyde • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) FOODS THAT SUPPORT DETOX OF CHEMICALS, PESTICIDE BUILDUP, AND HEAVY METALS • Organic produce and meat • Chlorophyll • Spirulina • Beets • Seaweed • Apples • Raw carrots • Cabbage • Watercress • Milk thistle • Ginger • Turmeric • Parsley • Cilantro

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STEAK 1 lb. grass-fed organic beef (New York strip, skirt steak, or any cut of your choice) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 minced or grated garlic clove Salt and pepper

STEAK Pat steak dry and rub with olive oil, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Using a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat, grill steak for 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

BEETS 3-4 red beets 1 tbsp. olive oil Pinch of sea salt 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar + 1/8 tsp. or drop of honey, whisked together BEET GREENS Greens and stems from beets 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 minced garlic clove 2 tbsp. lemon juice (1/2 lemon) OTHER 1 cup watercress 1/4 cup fresh parsley 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

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BEETS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut beet greens and stems from beets and wash thoroughly using a salad spinner. Under cold water, brush beets gently with a brush. Place whole beets on a parchment-lined stainless steel baking sheet. Drizzle beets with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, then bake for 45 minutes. Allow beets to cool for 15 minutes before gently rubbing the skin off; cube beets and toss with balsamic vinegar and honey. Set aside. BEET GREENS In a cast iron pan, heat olive oil over high to medium heat. Add in chopped beet greens and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 2 additional minutes. Finish with lemon juice.

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Arrange everything on a large platter, beginning with a bed of watercress, beet greens, and cubed beets. Slice steak and add to platter. Garnish with fresh parsley and cilantro.

Chlorophyll Lemonade » INGREDIENTS 1 tsp. chlorophyll liquid 2 tbsp. lemon juice (1/2 lemon) 8 oz. purified filtered water Drop of honey (optional)

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Rhino WARRIORS

The rhinoceros is facing a global extinction crisis due to poaching and habitat loss. But two conservation-focused programs are working to reverse the species’ tragic trajectory through mindful encounters with some of the world’s remaining rhinos.

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A one-horned rhino wades near Meghauli Serai (above); a boat safari along the Rapti River (below).

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MEGHAULI SERAI, A TAJ SAFARI, NEPAL Think of Nepal, and images of Mount Everest and Buddhist relics likely come to mind. Far less known is the equally impressive ecological splendor—and extraordinary conservation efforts—of this small country in the Himalayas. Near Nepal’s southern border with India, Chitwan National Park stands proud as a refuge for Asia’s greater one-horned rhinoceros, one of three extant rhinoceros species found on the continent. With little promise remaining for Indonesia’s Sumatran rhino (population: fewer than 80) and Javan rhino (population: about 60), the greater one-horned rhinoceros is arguably Asia’s final FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2021

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chance to prevent rhinos from disappearing entirely from the continent. Historically, this species’ habitat covered the entire northern part of the Indian subcontinent. After skirting extinction at the turn of the twentieth century due to hunting and human–wildlife conflicts, fledgling laws helped protect the remaining 200 individuals. Numbers hovered at dangerously low levels until more serious conservation action in the early 1970s, including the declaration of prime rhino real estate at Nepal’s first national park, Chitwan National Park, with an elaborate network of guard posts to protect wildlife. The park’s boundaries were expanded in 1977 and these jungle-filled lowlands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Staunch protection and iron-fisted management by wildlife authorities in Nepal 34

and neighboring India achieved the impossible: By 2017, over 3,500 one-horned rhinos roamed grasslands around the Nepal-India border, with more than 600 in Chitwan. Safeguarding the rhino and its habitat of waving elephant grass and soaring Sal trees came with a bonus: Chitwan blossomed into a sanctuary for other beauties of the animal kingdom, from Bengal tigers, leopards, elephants, langurs, and gharials to some 540 species of birds, including the highly photogenic peacock and the critically endangered Bengal florican. This trailblazing park also caught the attention of esteemed Taj Safaris (tajhotels.com/taj-safaris), which had pioneered a luxury tiger safari circuit in India. The brand felt the time was right to expose its clientele to the rare experience of trekking the elusive one-horned rhino—and its Jungle Book companions—in the forested lowlands of southern Nepal. In 2016 they debuted the 30-room Meghauli Serai, A Taj Safari, comprising a 13-unit safari lodge, 16 stand-alone villas, and a Rapti Mahal suite along the banks of the Rapti River. Balancing nature, luxury, and sense of place, the understated but impressive Meghauli Serai sets the scene for a memorable safari. Guest rooms overlook the grasslands, while a sleek infinity pool perches above the river. Local and national influences abound in the design and decor, from walls hand-painted with depictions of daily life in local Tharu villages to bathrooms adorned

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left column: Sala, bathroom, and dining boma at &Beyond Tengile River Lodge; right column: View rhinos at close range and even participate in critical rhino research at &Beyond’s South African lodges.

with traditional Nepalese stone spouts and a chandelier of 10,000 Nepalese hand-painted beads illuminating the entrance lobby. From the eco-minded lodge, set out on twice-daily excursions with trained naturalists in search of the greater one-horned rhino in every way imaginable: by Jeep, canoe, or boat, or on foot or elephant-back. No matter the method, meet park authorities along the way and witness how Chitwan’s patrolling system has garnered such success. Trekkers can also look forward to quickly discovering the star attraction of the national park— whereas fleeting encounters are the norm when it comes to rhinos in other places, extended rhino spotting is hardly uncommon in Chitwan, as a healthy population translates to frequent sightings. Between the majestic rhinos and other charismatic fauna, this stunning tract of Nepal offers a rare glimpse into how the wilds of Asia once thrived—and still can. Thanks to Meghauli Serai, luxury travelers can now

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a habitat confined to select parklands and reserves within southern Africa. As the blackmarket price of rhino horn continues to rise, poaching rages, in turn fueling a race against time to save the continent’s final rhino populations. A standout in this often soulcrushing marathon has been conservation-led travel company &Beyond (andbeyond.com). Conceived in 1991 with &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, the company revitalized miles of overgrazed farmland in KwaZulu-Natal and reintroduced the region’s original biodiversity while investing in local communities in the form of schools and clinics. The first endangered species to make a return at Phinda was the white rhino, a species that is the cornerstone of &Beyond’s conservation efforts. Fast-forward to present day: The population at Phinda is considered to be one of South Africa’s most important white rhino reserves— so much so that nearly 100 individuals have been translocated from the Phinda reserve to other game reserves and protected areas in South Africa and Botswana in hopes of similar FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2021

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success. Moreover, Phinda has endeavored to become a stronghold for the critically endangered black rhino; since partnering with the World Wildlife Fund on the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in 2004, 30 black rhino calves have been conceived on the reserve. Nowadays, travelers can experience Phinda’s surfeit of rhinos—alongside an epic population of big cats—during a stay at any of the reserve’s six design-driven safari lodges. Encounter black and/or white rhinos on 4x4 road journeys; half-day, ranger-led walking safaris; or as part of a rhino research program, shadowing veterinarians and researchers to dart and notch the rhinos and collect pertinent data for species longevity. It’s also possible to get an experiential rhino fix at the company’s two lodges in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which shares unfenced

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Bradley Park and Palm Beach’s famous terra-cotta-tiled rooftops. In all of Palm Beach, there’s not a better venue than the Park Suite terrace for a private dinner under the stars. When it’s time to step out, the White Elephant offers complimentary use of bicycles or chauffeured rides in BMW 7-Series sedans. Either is a good way to explore the recently reinvigorated Royal Poinciana Way and its charming businesses. Where to go? Shop the eclectic high-fashion boutiques of Royal Poinciana Plaza, cycle or walk along the Lake Trail, stop for a Butterscotch Bomb ice cream cone at Sprinkles, pick up a novel to read by the pool at Palm Beach Book Store, and duck into the new Via Flagler by The Break-

ers (don’t miss the mini doughnuts at Main Street café). Like the White Elephant, the evolution of the old Main Street is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity—and the right way to experience today’s Palm Beach. (whiteelephantpalmbeach.com) «

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Aston Martin’s first SUV, the dynamic DBX, puts the sport in sport utility By Howard Walker There’ll come a time when Bond, James Bond, will hand back the Walther PPK, the MI6-issued Omega Seamaster, and the license to kill. He’ll get hitched, settle down, and no doubt have a couple of rug rats with Miss Moneypenny. The current 007, Daniel Craig, is 53, for goodness’ sake. Arthritis and AARP are just around the corner. Of course, with matrimonial bliss will come spatial needs. It’s no good rushing around in a classic ’60s two-seater—even one with machine guns and ejector seats—when there are baby seats to fit and IKEA flat packs to lug home. Taking it as a given that Bond will always drive an Aston Martin, the company has thankfully seen his dilemma and come up with the perfect new Bondmobile: the 2021 DBX (an SUV, no less). But this is not your typical sport-ute. Here is

arguably the sportiest, most agile, most dynamic loadhauling 4x4 out there—one sure to leave even 007 both shaken and stirred. It’s also arguably the most gorgeous SUV money, or even Moneypenny, can buy. With that trademark front grille, practically a carbon copy of the one on Bond’s much-loved 1964 DB5, it’s unmistakably an Aston. I love the swept-back windshield and swoopy roofline. I love that curvy, bulging hood which, I reckon, used Daniel Craig’s sixpack abs, showcased in Casino Royale, for design inspiration. Plus, it’s comforting to know that much of the DBX’s key technology comes courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. (Heck, even Aston’s new CEO, Tobias Moers, was formerly boss of Mercedes-AMG.) Pop that curvy hood

to see the fruits of the Aston-Mercedes partnership: Powering this new DBX is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that does duty in a bevy of Benzes, along with the Aston DB11 and Vantage. It’s been massaged by Aston to better suit SUV duty, cranking out an impressive 542-horsepower and muscley 516 poundfeet of torque. Mated to a Mercedes-sourced nine-speed automatic and rear-wheel-biased all-wheel drive, the DBX can scoot from standstill to 60 in just 4.3 seconds. But instead of borrowing a 4x4 platform from Mercedes, the company developed an all-new one for the DBX—an I-beam-stiff concoction of glued and riveted aluminum.

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And it drives like a dream. Naturally, it’s quick—dial up sport mode and it will barrel away from a stoplight like a rock out of a catapult—but it’s not the hard-edged, blunt instrument it could have been. The snap, crackle, and pop exhaust is there, but it’s subdued, less vocal. In place of hard-riding sports suspension, the DBX features threechamber air springs for a smoother, silkier ride. They can even do double-duty, raising the body to wade through waist-deep water. Still, what will stagger you is the sheer agility when you start powering the DBX through curves. With an electronic antiroll system quelling just about any body roll, and the kind of precise, well weighted steering that feels hard-wired to your brain, it’s an SUV that thinks it’s a nimble sportscar. Inside, the Aston’s cabin is a joyous place to experience all this action. Most surfaces are slathered in buttery-soft Bridge of Weir leather with gorgeous double stitching. In here, there’s proper space for five adults

plus their luggage, with POWER FILE rear-seat legroom bePRICE: FROM $176,900 ing especially stretch($205,086 AS TESTED) ENGINE: 4.0-LITER out comfy. And the TWIN-TURBO V-8 full-length panoramic TRANSMISSION: 9-SPEED sunroof floods the AUTOMATIC POWER: cabin with light. 542 HP TORQUE: 516 Pricewise, you’ll pay LB-FT 0-60: 4.3 SECONDS $176,900 for a base TOP SPEED: 181 MPH DBX—around the same LENGTH/WIDTH: 198/79 as a V-8-powered BentINCHES WEIGHT: 4,940 ley Bentayga—though POUNDS WHY WE LOVE our extras-laden test IT: BECAUSE THE DRIVING car stickered at a lofty EXPERIENCE IS JUST AS DYNAMIC AS THE DESIGN. $205,086. Its only other real rival is the similarly priced 670-horsepower Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. As for 007, a DBX would definitely help ease him smoothly, and speedily, into parenthood. Perhaps Q could even design him a couple of custom kiddie seats. Minus the ejectors, of course. «

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The Italian builder best known for sleek and slender day boats adds a stunning new FLAGSHIP CRUISER to its lineup By Howard Walker For our French lesson of the day, consider the phrase “en plein air.” Translated, it means “out of doors.” But it was also a term used to describe the practice adopted by Impressionist artists of painting from start to finish outside. Of course, there are always those who take en plein air to the extreme—like nineteenthcentury British painter Stanhope Forbes, who was reportedly photographed painting during a gale, his easel tethered down by ropes. Strange, then, that Italian boatbuilder Pardo Yachts should use a French phrase to describe the feeling you get stepping aboard their stunning new flagship cruiser, the Pardo Endurance 60; all’aria aperta sounds just as good. Either way, both phrases describe the way this sleek, ax-bowed 60-footer can transform its main salon into a magical open-air solarium at the mere touch of a few buttons. 42

Press one to power down the huge, darktinted salon side windows. Press two to open the full-width concertina-style doors to the aft deck. Press three to power down the vast side sections of the hull to almost double the width of the rear teak-decked cockpit. With everything open, it creates the coolest beach club this side of Saint-Tropez. En plein air, indeed. Founded in 1973, Cantiere del Pardo—based in the town of Forlì near Italy’s Adriatic coast— has been building a lineup of Grand Soleil performance sailboats. They’ve built more than 4,500 to date. But it was in 2017 that the yard really got into its stride with a switch to turning out walk-around, center-console, go-fast day boats. The Pardo 43 was followed by the Pardo 50 in 2018 and the Pardo 38 last year. But it seems existing Pardo owners wanted something bigger to spend more time aboard

with friends and families. The result is the spectacular Endurance 60, which makes its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this month. The hull is from the drawing board of Swiss naval architect Davide Leone with an interior by Milan-based Nauta Design. As with Pardo’s day boats, the 60 sticks with that trademark reverse bow, the pop-out anchor cradle, and high bulwarks capped with teak. Add to that a pair of huge hull windows on each side and that distinctive big-windowed cabin with fullwidth, angled-back forward window and curvy roof design. On top of it all, there’s a spacious, low-profile flybridge with loungers galore. Just gazing at the deck, it feels like every inch has been maximized to provide the most usable space—from big foredeck sun pads to massive side decks to the vast cockpit with room for a table for six. As for those fold-down

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PRICE: $2.5 MILLION LENGTH: 60 FEET BEAM: 16.5 FEET DRY WEIGHT: APPROXIMATELY 30 TONS POWER: 2 X VOLVO IPS 700 OR 800-HP DIESELS TOP SPEED: 25 KNOTS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE IT BUILDS ON THE REMARKABLE SUCCESS OF PARDO’S STUNNING DAY BOATS. side terraces, they add more than 440 square feet, including the rear swim platform, to put everyone closer to the sea. Inside, the salon layout is equally bright, breezy, and open. Placing the galley right by the cockpit with all those opening windows makes entertaining (and keeping the frosty rosé flowing) a literal breeze. Forward in the salon is a big comfy sofa and high-low table, along with the indoor helm to starboard.

Below deck there are three en suite staterooms with a full-width master midship, a forward VIP that can be a double or V-berth, and a third cabin with two singles. They’ve even managed to squeeze in generous crew quarters. Part of this spaciousness is down to equipping the 60 with twin Volvo IPS drives way back at the stern. Take your pick from 550-horsepower IPS 700s or 625-horsepower IPS 800s, but according to Pardo, the 800s

should give a top speed of 25 knots and an easy 20-knot cruising speed. Throttle back to 10 knots and it should average 10.5 gallons an hour with a range of around 700 miles. Zach Germain, of Naples-based Pardo distributor Germain Yachts (that’s Naples, Florida, not the Italian one), says the first Endurance 60s in the United States should arrive before the end of the year, with a nicely loaded version priced around $2.5 million. There’s another French phrase, in addition to en plein air, that I think perfectly describes this exquisite new Pardo—magnifique! «

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THE CULINARY TRAILBLAZER You’ve likely heard of rock star Rino Cerbone or tried to snag a reservation at his alwaysbooked Italian eatery, Heritage, in the Mass District. He’s quite the shapeshifter. Before opening up shop last year, Cerbone lived a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle as the front man of Stellar Revival and Westview and has even opened for Bon Jovi. He eventually returned to his Fort Lauderdale roots to pursue his passion of becoming a restaurateur, like his Italian immigrant family. The result is his industrial-meets-modern-chic outpost, which opened before the onset of the pandemic. The same East-meets-West coast vibes you’ll find inside Heritage are reflected in Cerbone’s style. “Fashion influence for me would be a cross between Ryan Gosling, David Beckham, Adam Levine, and Johnny Depp,” shares the 36-year-old chef/owner. “The reason for this is because they all have a rugged style, but when they clean up, they have a very sleek European flair to their style, which I’m into.” When not in a chef’s coat, Cerbone says he’s likely wearing “a pair of jeans, rad boots, and a shirt with either a really cool jacket or overshirt.” He exudes honest confidence, noting that if he ever wanted to switch up his wardrobe and try a new trend, he would pursue it. Personal style: Rock ‘n’ roll chic. Very NYC/ LA vibe. Label he loves: All Saints. Favorite under-theradar brand: Taft Boots. [They’re] a husband-and-wife team that makes an incredible product. Closet he’d like to raid: John Mayer. He has a pulse on a lot of unique global fashion and an incredible sneaker collection. Collects: Watches. Absolutely love timepieces. Worst style moment: Probably in my punk rock style days and the useless arm sweatband that we used to wear for no reason. Best fashion advice: Keep it simple.

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THE MIX MASTER You can thank Ervin D. Machado for the yummy cocktails you imbibe at favorite haunts such as Louie Bossi’s. As the beverage director for Big Time Hospitality Group, he manages all aspects of education and development. “I pick all wines and develop all cocktails ensuring the amazing dishes we develop in the kitchen have the proper pairing at the bar,” says the 33-year-old, who has spent his career honing his craft as a revered sommelier and entrepreneur. Aside from his local talents, he’s the CEO of Prosecco Zero, an ingenious new line of low-sugar rosé and brut wines produced in partnership with Peninsula Wines, one of Italy’s most celebrated winemakers. The low-proof bubbly is designed for those who don’t have to choose between what Machado calls “great taste and a healthy lifestyle.” Much like his beverage skillset, Machado’s fashion sense is on-point. “I’m a big Balenciaga fan,” says Machado whose personal style falls along the spectrum of business casual. “I love the modern, comfortable, luxurious approach they have.” He’s also big into collecting watches, noting his vintage Breitling Navitimer as a favorite timepiece. A close friend of Salvatore Ferragamo, Machado says he’d love to raid his closet for obvious reasons—and because Ferragamo hides his wines from the Il Borro vineyards inside. When he’s not dressed to the nines at work, Machado is at peace outdoors and in casual clothes. “I love the water, so anything ocean or pool-related I’m in,” he says. He humbly credits his fashion sense to his sister, who always guided him on what to wear throughout his childhood. Shops locally: I love the Elektrik Boutique shop on Las Olas. Favorite under-the-radar brand: I think Scotch & Soda is a brand I don’t see very often and [I’m] not sure why it’s still a little unknown. Collects: Love to collect ties and watches! Worst style moment: The really baggy pants in the early 2000s is something I could absolutely have skipped. Go-to outfit: Jeans, white-collar shirt, and a black jacket. That’s the one, two, three of fashion, I think. Best fashion advice: Always make sure the color of your tie is darker than your shirt. 46 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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THE ARTS ADVOCATE If you ask Phillip Dunlap about the inspiration behind his wardrobe, he’ll tell you it’s fueled by his passion for jazz. “[Jazz musicians] were—and still are—some of the most stylish folks out there,” says the 40-year-old who currently helms the Broward County Cultural Division as director. He pulls inspiration from the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tim Warfield into his ensembles consisting of blazers, signature pocket squares, and an envious collection of eyeglasses. His connection to the musical genre isn’t at random; he’s lived a life engulfed in music for years. Before moving to South Florida a little over two years ago, he served as the director of education and community engagement at Jazz St. Louis. He was also the president of Missouri Citizens for the Arts, a university professor, and a jazz pianist who often played weekly gigs. “I hope to get back to it sometime soon, because I miss being on the bandstand,” he says. As Broward’s top arts official, Dunlap handles everything from public art to grant-making programs to community engagement while working to build cultural infrastructure, create public awareness, and improve capacity and learning, “so that our arts and culture organizations and artists are effective businesses and entrepreneurs,” he says. To date, Dunlap has led an overhaul of the division’s annual grant-making program, which included a complete repeal and replacement of the administrative code. Personal style: Classic with a pop of modern Owns a lot of: Blazers. At one point, my friends would joke that I must sleep in blazers. Label he loves: Suit Supply Celebrity closet he’d like to raid: Tim Gunn. [He has a] classic style that is also contemporary in a way that will not look dated decades from now. Collects: Pocket squares and glasses, I suppose. Most expensive item in closet: A made-to-measure suit by Tom James Worst style moment: There are pictures of me in college wearing socks with sandals. I’ll leave it at that. Best fashion advice: It is great to have some trendy items but keep with the classic styles for your core wardrobe because they never go out of style.

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DALE MCLEAN

THE ENTERTAINER From Dale McLean’s early days attending the University of Miami to emceeing and hosting weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and charity events, he’s a household name in South Florida’s entertainment industry. His unparalleled experience and natural hype man talents led him to become “scouted” for the role of in-arena host for the Miami Heat, where he’s been entertaining guests on the upper deck to celebs sitting courtside since 2006. He’s also an on-the-field and court host for the Miami Hurricanes. The passion and creativity that go into his work translate well to his dynamic wardrobe. Not afraid to make a statement, McLean describes his look as “stylish yet unique,” which is apparent in the looks he puts together on and off the court. “I always like to look my best yet different from others,” he says. “I’m not a ‘black T-shirt and black jeans’ kind of guy. The bolder the better! You may not like what I am wearing, but you won’t forget it.” The 50-year-old frequents Las Olas for his shopping outings, often opting for fashion-forward pieces from Elektrik Boutique. He even has a custom pair of Miami Heat loafers designed for the 2012 championship season. Aside from entertaining, McLean coaches soccer and is involved in numerous organizations, including Voice of the Children, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Debbie’s Dream Foundation. “What I enjoy the most is doing community outreach and working with kids in the schools,” he says. Fashion influence: I take my look from different sources and make it my own. Celebrity closet he’d like to raid: David Beckham for his diverse style. Most expensive item in closet: Jackets and watches Worst style moment: Von Dutch Go-to outfit: Bomber jacket and jeans Best fashion advice: Do you. 50 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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She took back her power when she revealed her own sexual abuse as a child. Now State Senator LAUREN BOOK is working to provide that same power—and protection—to Florida’s youngest citizens. B Y PAIG E B OWE RS

tate Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation) was horrified when she learned that Michael Mizrachy, a pediatrician in her home district, had been arrested on child pornography charges this past spring. But when Mizrachy sought to treat children via telemedicine, Book decided that his plans could not— and should not—come to pass. After all, her constituents brought their children to this man. And she brought her twins to him too. For Book, this was a matter of abused public trust, and she was going to hold Mizrachy—and other doctors like him—accountable for their misdeeds. Immediately, she filed Senate Bill 1934, which would suspend the license of any physician charged with sex crimes against children or possession of child pornography from seeing patients. Book’s bill passed both houses; at press time, it was awaiting Governor Ron De Santis’ signature. “The mechanism to remove a medical license is terrible in this state,” Book says. “There was a doctor prescribing opioids from his jail cell because he was still in good standing. And this pediatrician wants to see kids by telemedicine? If I weren’t a part of the legislative process, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to do this. If a child is in danger of being hurt, I am always going to do what I can to help and protect them.” Book’s passion for championing the rights of women and children is born out of her own life experience. She is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, suffered at the hands of her family’s female nanny, but she says that experience has made her the person, mother, and fiery advocate she is today. A creator of mosaics—both in her life’s work and as a hobby— the 36-year-old has become adept at taking broken pieces and reassembling them into something more beautiful than they were before. Underestimate her at your own peril.

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IF A CHILD IS IN DANGER OF BEING HURT, I AM ALWAYS GOING TO DO WHAT I CAN TO HELP THEM AND PROTECT THEM.”

State Senator Lauren Book is an internationally respected and renowned child advocate, former classroom teacher, bestselling author, and founder of Lauren’s Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation.

The oldest of three children, Book grew up in the Aventura area in a household that she says was every bit as dysfunctional as it was focused on making a difference. While she doesn’t speak to the specifics of that dysfunction (it’s all spelled out in her memoir It’s Okay To Tell), she will say that the most important thing she learned from her father, famed lobbyist Ron Book, is the importance of helping others. “Sometimes I can still see Lauren as a little girl, peering into a jar with a butterfly in it,” Mr. Book says. “As a child, she was sweet, kind, creative, focused, determined, and wanting to make a difference in the world.” Book’s nanny began sexually abusing her when she was 11 years old. As she kept quiet about the abuse, she poured her energies into creating goodie bags for children at local hospitals, serving food to the homeless at holidays, and raising thousands of dollars for Rwandan genocide survivors. Book didn’t want other people to feel helpless, scared, and alone, but it took some time before she could be open about why she felt that way too. She finally told her family about the abuse in August 2001. She was 16 years old. “The day I disclosed [my abuse], it was like an atom bomb exploded in my house,” she recalls. “There were no limbs, no zombies, no holes in the floor. But my mom didn’t know whether she was supposed to touch or hug me. My parents blamed themselves. While sexual abuse happens to one individual, it affects the entire family dynamic. Things will never be the same, no matter how hard you try.” What followed was a process of healing that led Book to where she is today. In 2002, she successfully fought for a law that allowed victims of sexual assault to get their abuser’s HIV and AIDS test results. She then earned an elementary education and creative writing degree at the University of Miami, before becoming a classroom teacher. Although she loved teaching, she felt that the educational system wasn’t serving kids as much as it could. Her father told her to run for school board, but Book had other ideas. In 2007, she founded Lauren’s Kids, a 501(c) (3) that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curriculum, family resources, awareness campaigns, and speaking engagements around the country and throughout the world. The organization’s Safer, 54

Smarter Schools program is currently used in K-12 classrooms in 37 states to teach children about personal safety. It also holds an annual 1,500-mile walk from Key West to Tallahassee called “Walk in My Shoes” to raise awareness for childhood sexual abuse. Through its education and advocacy, Lauren’s Kids has pushed for the passage of almost two-dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators. On election night in 2010, Lauren met Blair Byrnes, who was director of technology for Rick Scott’s gubernatorial campaign. Byrnes had a date that night, but says he was instantly smitten with Book, who was “the most accomplished woman I had ever met.” They talked (and talked some more), and began dating. They married in 2015; the following year she became a state senator and an expectant mother of twins. Two weeks after she gave birth, Book headed to Tallahassee, twins in tow, to begin the legislative session. Because her father cast a large shadow, Book felt she had to work to prove she was there on her own merits. People asked her whether she wore glasses to look smarter, and were surprised to find out that she was not, in fact, a dumb blonde. “I was trying to be my own woman and forge my own path,” she says. “I knew I had to work eight times harder to prove myself, because people believed—and maybe still do believe—that I got there because of my father. I woke up every day trying to prove those people wrong and to

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prove I deserved to be there.” Her father know what people were saying; he stresses that he has always tried to stay out of his daughter’s way. “I know how people see lobbyists, but I will not as a businessman and a lawyer get in Lauren’s way,” he says, emphatically. “I will sit on the sidelines and watch her do what she needs to do.” As Book tried to step out from behind her father’s shadow, she also struggled with new motherhood. It was postpartum depression, and Book recognized she needed to get help “right away.” Friends, family, and staff say she got through the period through sheer force of will, setting up a toy-laden nursery in her office. Her path was different from most legislators, but she says it has led to good legislation such as child safety measures, paid leave after stillbirths, and expansion of Medicaid for postpartum care. “The thing with Lauren is that if it’s easy, she’s not interested in doing it,” says Byrnes. She wants to move mountains, not kick over anthills.

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And she does. She’s tenacious. When there is an issue that she sees needs to be fixed, she becomes committed to understanding that situation or issue to the fullest extent possible.” For example, after the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Byrnes said Book read the 911 transcripts and all the police reports and watched the footage “over and over and over again.” Byrnes thinks she gets this from her father, who believes that in order to be effective, you have to understand a person’s problem better than they do themselves. She served on a statewide commission to analyze the causes of the attack and prepare against future tragedies, and ultimately voted against the NRA to provide what Book calls “the most meaningful gun safety legislation in Florida in decades.” It was what her constituents wanted. This past April, Book’s colleagues elected her to lead Florida Senate’s Democrats through 2024. It’s the first time the chamber will be led by two women, and a signifier of Book’s clout within the state party. Because of statewide redistricting, Book will also be vying for another term in the fall of 2022. For now, she said she is focused on good policy, especially in the child welfare realm. The global pandemic has only reinforced the need to keep children safe, as many who were being abused took part in virtual schooling at home, which was the source of the trouble. Good policy takes time, commitment, and creativity and Book is focused on that. “I have always had a servant’s heart,” she says. “And I will never turn down an opportunity to serve the people of the state I love.” « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2021

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CURATED EXPERIENCE

Seafood

SHOW Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale’s booming culinary scene? Now you can with a visit to Burlock Coast to enjoy its new nightly pop-up, The Cove: A Pop-Up Seafood Experience. The night unfolds in the restaurant’s Rum Room, an intimate nook that can seat a party of 10, replete with nautical furnishings and wraparound shelving holding dozens of rums. Unlimited bubbly and beer will be pouring while a threecourse bottomless seafood dinner ($99 per person) curated by executive chef Paula DaSilva and chef de cuisine Brooke Mallory is served. Sample from a raw bar of fresh oysters, jumbo cocktail shrimp, fresh tuna poke, and fish dip in addition to toasted breads and tostones. From there, individual dishes prepared with fresh local catches and shared sides steal the spotlight. Think: seared red snapper, whole fried branzino, and seared scallops paired with risotto and spinach gnocchi. Save room for a decadent dessert surprise from the restaurant’s new pastry chef, Christian Velez—a past visit included a chocolate mousse with coffee espuma and ganache. (ritzcarlton.com)

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On the Map

Hospitality maven Memphis Garrett dishes on his latest culinary concepts You might not know Memphis Garrett, but you’ve certainly visited one of his many foodie outposts around Fort Lauderdale. Have you sipped a creative cocktail at the swanky Sparrow perched atop The Dalmar? Ordered Pipeline Nachos from The Poke House? Garrett is behind those concepts and more. He’s launched nearly 44 restaurants and nightclubs since beginning his career in 2008, following his debut on the CBS competition Big Brother, where he placed as runner-up. He says the experience led him to find his passion in the hospitality world. By the end of the year, he’s on track to have 13 concepts under his belt in South Florida alone, and he isn’t done yet. Since wrapping on filming Big Brother: All-Stars during the pandemic, he’s conceptualized two new dining and entertainment venues in Fort Lauderdale: His fast-casual Poke House is transitioning into a cocktail lounge and eatery called No Man’s Land and will offer imaginative cocktails and bites like beef carpaccio and hamachi crudo. “The way people are dining is changing,” says Garrett, who reassures poke lovers they will still be able to order their favorites from the location for pickup or delivery (a ghost-kitchen concept called Blue Wave Sushi will also operate out of the space, with a menu of bento boxes and sushi). “I wanted to create a place where you would forget about what is going on anywhere else,” he says of No Man’s Land. “A space where the service and the vibe make you not want to leave.” Next, Garrett plans to open a West Palm Beach Poke House and Blue Wave Sushi, followed by a location in Plantation. “This is my home and I want to make sure that the majority of my venues are here,” he says. (garretthospitalitygroup.com)

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Dine Out Lauderdale

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Reap the benefits of being a local this month with the return of Dine Out Lauderdale. More than 40 area eateries will offer prix fixe three-course meals ($35-$45) through the end of the month. Not sure where to book a resy? Take our cue and be sure to add Even Keel Fish Shack and Sistrunk Marketplace to your list. At Even Keel, choose between wahoo crudo, chilled corn soup, or smoked salmon salad for an appetizer, while entrée highlights include crispy sweet-and-sour octopus and clam linguine carbonara. Sistrunk is allowing guests to choose four dishes from its diverse lineup of cuisines, from Nelli’s Southern Kitchen honey butter chicken biscuits to Senbazuru gyoza dumplings. (sunny.org/restaurants)

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TOUR DE CUBA Sample a taste of the island inside a new Las Olas eatery

Good news for Cuban food lovers in South Florida: Cuba Libre opened its doors this spring on Las Olas and has all the perks of authentic island cuisine without crossing international borders. The new 9,200-squarefoot restaurant transports diners to the Old Havana district via distinctive street-architecture elements. Two-time James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Guillermo Pernot began working for Cuba Libre nearly 15 years ago, when the first location opened in Philadelphia, and has since developed the food and beverage concept. “Cuba Libre serves today’s Cuban cuisine, a mix of robust and soul-satisfying, flavorful dishes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions and emerging modern cuisine,” shares Pernot. The goal, he says, is to expand the preconceived notion that Cuban food is “only black beans, rice, and picadillo.” To make the most of your experience, start the night off with an order

of the bolitas de yuca (mozzarellaand queso fresco-stuffed fritters with a lemon mayo sauce) or the spinach and manchego buñuelos (manchego cheese and spinach fritters) before moving onto mains such as grilled skirt steak with roasted garlic boniato-potato mash from the wood-burning Latin Grill & Chef’s Counter. Whatever you decide, ask for a passionfruit mojito from the bar inclusive of more than 90 varieties of rums. The hardest decision will be deciding what to order off the dessert menu— but between Mami Totty’s arroz con leche, banana bread caramelo, and Cuban flan, there’s no wrong answer. (cubalibrerestaurant.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 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 advertisment, 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) $$ ATLAS COCKTAIL LOUNGE The Conrad’s sophisticated lobby bar offers a selection of signature cocktails, wines, and bar bites, like the duck confit tostada and ratatouille pizzetta. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (conradfortlauderdale.com) $$ 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) $$ DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Founded in Dallas, Dickey’s brings the joys of Texas barbecue to South Florida with dishes like smoked ribs and brisket. 23 S. Pointe Drive, Dania Beach (dickeys.com) $ FRESH FIRST Innovative gluten-free breakfast and lunch dishes make this casual eatery a favorite amongst conscientious diners. Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, 1637 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (freshfirst.com) $$ FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY CRAFT FOOD COUNTER & KITCHEN South Florida’s largest craft brewery features an in-house kitchen that specializes in locally sourced, made-from-scratch taproom

favorites like bratwurst, a spent grain pretzel, and a roasted portabella stack sandwich. 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park (funkybuddhabrewery.com) $$ GEORGIA PIG BBQ RESTAURANT Live oak wood and North Georgia–style sauce are the flavor focal points at this family-run, open-pit barbecue joint. 1285 S. State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale (georgiapig.com) $ HARDY PARK BISTRO This local favorite for lunch and dinner has an ever-changing menu featuring everything from the HPB Burger to chicken schnitzel with warm fingerling salad and greens. 21 SW 7th St, Fort Lauderdale (hardyparkbistro.com) $$ ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL This alfresco eatery captures patrons’ hearts with adventurous menu items, festive decor, and a warm staff. 2449 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors (rosiesbng.com) $$ THE ROYAL PIG PUB & KITCHEN This gastropub tantalizes patrons with elevated American classics for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend brunch. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (royalpigpub.com) $$ S3 Nouveau American cuisine is prepared with care in this inventive resto that embraces the three pillars of Florida life: sun, surf, and sand. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (s3restaurant.com) $$$ SEA LEVEL RESTAURANT & OCEAN BAR This seaside eatery serves fresh seafood and “Garden to Glass” cocktails, made using ingredients from the chef’s organic plot. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale (marriot.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | SEPTEMBER 2021

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TOP ROUND SoCal flavor finds its home between two buns at this sandwich shop, where the meats are slow roasted for 10 hours and the custard is made fresh. 35 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (eattopround.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 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) $$ CHRISTINA WAN’S MANDARIN HOUSE Christina Wan continues her family’s legacy of bringing traditional Chinese cuisine to South Florida, some with unorthodox flair. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (christinawans.com) $$ KURO The Seminole Hard Rock’s nouveau Japanese darling serves up inventive dishes with ingredients imported from the Land of the Rising Sun and local offerings from the Sunshine State. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood (seminolehardrockhollywood.com) $$$

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Mix the honey syrup with the lemon juice thoroughly, then combine all the ingredients except the garnishes in a punch bowl with ice. Garnish with fresh pomegranate and citrus slices.

TAYLOR AMOS FOR LOW PROOF HAPPY HOUR

Whether you associate the month with back to school, football season, or harvest time, September marks the beginning of fall and the celebration of the autumnal equinox—that particular moment when the sun crosses the equator, when night and day are practically equal. Also having its fête this month, National Punch Day is September 20. What better way to embrace the season and capture the mood of crisp evenings and glowing fires than with a flowing bowl? The large-format communal drink has been a staple since the seventeenth century. The name originates from the Sanskrit word “pancha,” meaning “five,” hinting to the five traditional components (spirit, citrus, sugar, water, and spice) that make up the customary tipple. Although punch has earned a reputation as the potent ceremonial centerpiece of many parties, it works perfectly with seasonal lower-proof flavors as well—like this big-batch pomegranate margarita that won’t knock you out. This pitcher-perfect drink fortified with sherry and seasoned with a spicy tequila or mezcal celebrates the season without a high-proof kick. --By Jules Aron

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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) $$

CAFÉ / COFFEE THE ALCHEMIST Sit amongst lush foliage and enjoy a 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) $$ BOULEVARD KITCHEN & JUICE BAR This rustic-chic café’s organic kitchen prepares delicious, nutrientrich breakfast and lunch dishes, while the juice bar pours wellness shots and blends up colorful concoctions. 701 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (blvd-kitchen.com) $$ LA BONNE CRÊPE Modeled after the crêperies of Brittany, this charming alcove serves the heavenly dish in savory and sweet renditions—perfect for any time of day. 815 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (labonnecrepe.us) $$ STORK’S CAFÉ & BAKERY This Wilton Manors coffeehouse satiates patrons’ espresso, homemade

POMEGRANATE JUICE IS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANT POLYPHENOLS—POWERFUL CHEMICALS THAT HELP REMOVE FREE RADICALS, PROTECT CELLS FROM DAMAGE, AND REDUCE INFLAMMATION.

pastry, and sandwich kicks until late. 2505 NE 15th Ave., Wilton Manors (storksbakery.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) $$ CAFÉ VICO Owner Marco Vico Rodrigues knows there’s no better way to welcome his guests than with a kind smile and to-die-for pasta. 1125 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (cafevicorestaurant.com) $$ 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) $$ IL MULINO CUCINA Luscious saffron-infused pasta is a standout on this menu of classic Italian favorites. 1800 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (ilmulinofl.com) $$ MOJO An eclectic mix of Italian-American cuisine, weekly live music, and stellar happy hour specials feed the senses at this dynamic eatery. 4140 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (mojofl.com) $$

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LATIN AND MEXICAN 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) $$ CUBANO’S BY MARIO Owner Mario Flores shares the comforts of his childhood at this stylish restaurant, where Cuban-Spanish goodness is served. 1611 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (catalinarestaurant.net) $$$ 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) $$ ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BAR If the 400 tequila varieties aren’t enough to hook patrons, the delicious tacos de casa and fresh guacamole make this expansive cantina-style resto irresistible. 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (roccostacos.com) $$

MEDITERRANEAN 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) $$ THE HUMMUS HOUSE This Middle Eastern-Israeli counter doles out amazing vegan- and vegetarian-friendly fare. 900 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (thehummushouseftl.com) $$ ILIOS Panoramic ocean views and seasonally inspired Mediterranean dishes are on the menu at this sixth-floor dining room. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (Hilton.com) $$

SEAFOOD BURLOCK COAST SEAFARE & SPIRITS Burlock Coast is an innovative restaurant-café-market-bar that channels the creativity of Prohibition-era rum runners. The Ritz-Carlton, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (ritzcarlton. com) $$$ EDDIE V’S A sophisticated and stylish dining venue boasting with fresh seafood and an array of hand-cut steaks. 100 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (eddiev..com) $$$ EVEN KEEL FISH & OYSTER The menu changes daily, but everything from the day’s selection of chilled oysters to pan-seared scallops are prepared to perfection. 412 Commercial Blvd., Ste A., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (evenkeelfish.com) $$$ OCEAN 2000 This elegant dining room is devoted to celebrating superb regional cuisine with a hint of Latin influences. Pelican Grand Beach Resort, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (pelicanbeach.com) $$$ RIVERTAIL James Beard–nominated chef José Mendín demonstrates his renowned culinary prowess with a selection of fresh seafood dishes. 305 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale (rivertailftl.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) $$$ DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE A sophisticated chophouse serving bold renditions of steak and fish. 501 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale (delfriscosgrille.com) $$$ NYY STEAK Located in Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, NYY Steak presents five-star seafood and steak offerings in an atmosphere that honors one of baseball’s finest teams, the New York Yankees. 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek (nyysteak.com) $$$

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FLIP FLOPS ON THE DOCKS WHO: Friends of Jack & Jill Center WHERE: Lauderdale Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: Guests enjoyed tropical beach decor, Hawaiian food, and Polynesian dance performances during this signature event, which raised more than $367,000 for children and families in need. CHAD MOSS, INES ANDRU

ANNA CARPENTER, LIZ PERLMAN, SALLY BEACH TANYA AND ANDREW HELLER

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DR. MARCELO CASTROL AND DR. JAMIE MANBURG WITH DRUMS OF POLYNESIA DANCERS

BRIGHTSTAR CREDIT UNION’S ESCAPE TO TROPICAL PARADISE WHO: Broward Education Foundation WHERE: Harbor Beach Marriott, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: Proceeds from the tropical sunset recep-

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LORI SMITH-LALLA, AMBER LALLA-DAYHTEK

CHANGING LANDSCAPES WHO & WHERE: ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: ArtServe hosted an opening reception for its annual multi-media art exhibit, focusing on climate solutions and sustainability.

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HAZEL GRIFFITHS, LIZZY TABOR

COURTESY ARTSERVE

DAVID AND VIRGINIA PRASCHNIK

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ONE WITH NATURE An old digital camera and a couple of lenses left in a drawer at work led Kirk Englehardt to discover a newfound passion for photography. The vice president of marketing and communication at the Community Foundation of Broward says he took the camera home, cleaned it up, and learned how to use it in his free time. “I watched YouTube videos about photography, listened to online photography classes during my morning and afternoon commute, and started shooting pictures—lots of them,” he recalls. He eventually bought a new camera, which became his constant companion on his daily walks during the pandemic. “I felt like an urban explorer trying to uncover the mysteries of my neighborhood,” says Englehardt. What he found, he says, were “many beautiful spaces and lots of interesting wildlife living among us.” He’s since developed a love for shooting wildlife and capturing their expressions, as seen on this page. The snapshots include a bird taking flight at the Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, a burrowing owl spotted in a local park, and a giant limpkin standing majestically on the edge of the water. “I see the world differently now,” says Englehardt. “I see the beauty in everything—even the animals some people think aren’t so beautiful.” —Melissa Puppo 76

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