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HEAT WAVE

Sizzling swimwear by local makers

CULTURE

in the age of social distancing

ROAD TRIP!

Destinations within driving distance

SUMMER VIBES

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CONTENTS

JULY/AUGUST 2020

FEATURES 30 / ROAD TRIP! Explore relaxing destinations and chic small cities within driving distance By Linda Marx, Mary Murray, Liz Petoniak, and Paul Rubio

40 / DYNAMIC DUO

Meet the fun-loving, creative couple behind Café Martorano By Linda Marx

46 / FEEL THE HEAT

Glamorous swimsuit styles to don all summer long Photography by Gio Alma

56 / RICH TAPESTRY

Textiles designer Stavros Garger’s home reflects his love of travel, work, and culture

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The Fort Lauderdale home of Stavros Garger and Fidel Quintana

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DEPARTMENTS 8 / FROM THE EDITOR 10 / LOG ON

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24/SEVEN 13 / OUT AND ABOUT The lowdown on area diving, plus three aquatic activities to try

72 / LOCAL BITES

Insight into arts and culture in the time of coronavirus MARC FURTH

EAT + DRINK 71 / DINING

These swimsuit designers are forging their own trends

20 / SPOTLIGHT

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16 / LOCAL LOVE

Solar power takes center stage with FPL’s SolarNow initiative

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The new Vicem 67 Cruiser blends charm and innovation

Inspired by its setting, Oceanic at the Pompano Beach Pier presents a tantalizing seafood menu

18 / AROUND TOWN

PHOTOGRAPHER: GIO ALMA MODEL: ANASTASIA GRIK STYLIST: ANNA RUIZ HAIR AND MAKEUP: EDWIN KAUFMANN CLOTHING: PORT DE BRAS SWIMSUIT; INSOLITO KIMONO; THEME DRESSER HAT; SHOP MADDA SUNGLASSES

ESCAPE 28 / HIGH SEAS

STYLE 23 / THE LOOK Gucci rethinks resort wear, plus sleek accessories in shades of yellow

26 / JEWEL BOX Jewelry fit for the beach and beyond

A pair of recipes perfect for summertime entertaining, a trio of spots for post-quarantine feasting, and two picks for popsicles

SEEN 76 / SOCIAL SNAPSHOTS Events with Florida’s Children First, Gilda’s Club South Florida, the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Broward

PARTING SHOT 80 / NEW PERSPECTIVES

Artist Ruben Ubiera showcases his “post-graffism” style in a new mural

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FROM THE EDITOR

As I write this, the coronavirus is still very much out there, restaurants and stores are operating at 25 percent capacity, an active hurricane season has begun, and racial tensions are raging nationwide. By all accounts, this is an unusual summer and, in the bigger picture, a historic moment for our country. With a bombardment of media and citizen voices across platforms, many of us are holding our breath, wondering what new world will emerge from all this. I’ve been meditating on this, aided by Art of Human Being, a mindfulness journey founded by South Floridians Kayla and Gigi Falk. What I’ve rediscovered in my (virtual) workshops with these grounded, Columbia University–educated young women is that greeting change, which is inevitable, with equanimity is the only way to find peace, and to make peace. It’s all about perspective. In that spirit, I celebrate the fact that many friends who normally travel for the summer are staying local, which gives us more opportunities to connect. People I know, and many I don’t, are recalibrating their lives to a more conscious existence. And in an overwhelming show of kindness, so many of us have reached out to each other to help carry the load piled on by that great leveler, COVID-19. I’ll admit that I have struggled to get our content mix right in a time of so much uncertainty. In a magazine that celebrates the good life, it begins with defining what the good life is. What this pandemic, and all the cracks it has exposed, has taught us is that when we are stripped of our ability to throw big parties or jet to the Maldives at a moment’s notice, we turn to the things that sustain us in good times and bad: family, community, nature, self-care. The simplest blessings are also the most fundamental. On page 40, we visit restaurateurs Steve and Marsha Martorano at home for a backyard barbecue to kick off summer. Surrounded by close friends and family, this “Dynamic Duo” shares a love story of challenges and triumphs, ingenuity and perseverance. Raise a glass with them and be inspired to host your own gathering with those who have supported you along the way. In our pages you’ll also find ways to support small businesses, including a trio of creatives who design swimwear right here in Fort Lauderdale (“Turn Up the Heat,” page 16). If you’re wondering what cultural institutions have been up to, and how programming is changing in the age of social distancing, turn to page 20 for “The Arts Look Ahead.” Even in our constantly shifting “new normal,” there’s a lot to look forward to. We’ve also added new vehicles to keep you informed about news and changes around town, including a weekly newsletter you can sign up for on fortlauderdaleillustrated.com. If there’s more we could be doing (isn’t there always?), tell us. We’re here for you.

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This summer, trade tanning oil and sunglasses for flippers and a mask to explore what’s swimming in South Florida waters. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, known as Florida’s Beach Diving Capital, has tremendous marine life, enticing both snorkelers and divers to take advantage of a reef system located just 100 yards offshore. South of Anglin’s Pier discover a shipwreck snorkel trail with an anchor, five concrete cannons, and a ballast pile— and be on the lookout for eel, parrotfish, nurse sharks, and, of course, lobster. July marks Florida’s lobster mini-season (July 29-30), which Lauderdale-by-the-Sea honors yearly with Bugfest-by-the-Sea, geared toward those in search of the spiny crustaceans. (At press time, the event was still under consideration due to socialdistancing guidelines surrounding COVID-19.) Turn the page for more fun water activities fit for the whole family. (discoverlbts.com) —Melissa Puppo

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COMMUNE WITH NATURE

One of the world’s most mysterious and vast ecological wonders just happens to be in our backyard: the Everglades. Now more than ever is the time to appreciate the abundant wildlife that calls South Florida home—and the best way to explore the River of Grass is by airboat. Check out the locals’ favorite Everglades Holiday Park for a narrated, one-hour tour that will have you celebrating wildlife and zipping past verdant scenery at 60 miles per hour. Afterward, head back for a live gator demonstration brought to you by the team from Animal Planet’s hit show Gator Boys. (evergladesholidaypark.com)

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BECOME A WAVE WARRIOR

With so many pockets of waterways to explore, hopping on a paddleboard is one of the pleasures of living in Fort Lauderdale. The ambience is soothing, and you can paddle at your own speed through mazes of scenic isles. If you’re already a pro, try to kick it up a notch by giving stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga a try. Find inner calm practicing an array of poses on your board with help from area instructors who teach by reservation in tandem with Sunrise Paddleboards. They also host full-moon excursions, eco-tours, and more. (sunrisepaddleboards.com)

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SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS

While flying might sound like a thing of the future, you can mimic the feeling on water with flyboarding, a concept created by Jet Ski champion Franky Zapata. During the excursion, you’ll wear water-propelled “jetpack” boots that enable you to “fly” over and under the water, with the option to freestyle. Lauderdale FlyBoard, based out of George English Park, can have you soaring 50 feet in the air in a matter of minutes. (lauderdaleflyboard.com) —M.P.

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Turn Up the HEAT

Meet three swimsuit designers outfitting Fort Lauderdale’s SUNSEEKERS By Melissa Puppo

POEMA SWIM Mother-daughter duo Pamela Mendeita and Morea Arbulu established Poema Swim in 2015. Tired of ill-fitting bikinis, they sought to design looks that would flatter different body types yet still be comfortable and stylish. In addition to producing three swim collections a year, Mendeita and Arbulu also operate a Fort Lauderdale retail location, which they opened in May 2019. Their Poema Swim outpost at River Market is a one-stop shop for cover-ups, sandals, jewelry, sunglasses, body scrubs, and oils. This summer, they partnered with local influencer Alexa Collins to release a capsule collection. The first drop features a range of tops and bottoms in the colors “animalesque” and emerald. (poemaswim.com) INSPIRATION: “Beautiful locations around the world,” says Mendeita. “I also love finding old fashion shows from luxury high-end brands and getting color palette ideas from there since vintage trends always come back around.” TREND WATCH: “Animal print; a lot of textured fabrics; shiny lurex (think metallic); and pieces that can be worn from the beach to the street.”

JYPSEA LOCAL Stepping inside Stefanie Holtzheuser’s bikini shop on Commercial Boulevard is like entering a magical mermaid world. Her brand, Jypsea Local, specializes in handcrafted bikinis that suit an array of body types and bathing beauties. “Ever since I was a little girl, I would spend the summer in the Bahamas with my family, and I was tired of bikinis not fitting me the way I wanted,” she explains. All Jypsea Local designs are hand-drawn by South Florida artists and created by area seamstresses. Additional items for sale include yoga wear and leggings, T-shirts, cover-ups, and fishing buffs. Holtzheuser also launched a line of candles and towels, and most recently started selling face “shells,” her version of a face mask in prints that match her suits. (jypsealocal.com) INSPIRATION: “I love the Florida Keys and the Everglades,” Holtzheuser says. “I am a Florida girl through and through. We are a proud Florida brand.” UPCOMING COLLECTIONS: “It stems from my clementine collection, but this print is going to be lemon. You can also expect an expansion of our athletic line.” 16

MONTCE SWIM Adored by celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez, Montce Swim is the brainchild of South Florida native Alexandra Grief. She originally designed swimwear out of her Fort Lauderdale apartment before opening her first storefront in the city’s Flagler Village neighborhood in 2013. She has a second boutique in Hermosa Beach, California, and a third Miami Design District locale is on the way. Grief describes her summer collection as a revamp of beloved favorites. “We took our best-selling colors and prints and made an updated capsule around them,” she says. Some highlights include a crimson zigzag Lulu bottom, a canary Tori top, and matching bone-and-black crochet sarongs. (montce.com) INSPIRATION: “It’s all over the place,” notes Grief. “We do our own house trend reports.” TREND WATCH: “Animal print, bright colors, fun textures, and loop details in bikinis.”

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POWERING the Future By Melissa Puppo New kinds of trees are emerging throughout Broward County. Instead of budding with flowers, they’re holding onto something else extraordinary: solar panels. It’s all part of Florida Power & Light Company’s SolarNow, a voluntary program wherein FPL customers can contribute $9 a month toward bringing innovative solar structures to their communities. The first installation arrived at Young at Art Museum in Davie in the form of a solar parking canopy. Eight installments have followed at local parks, zoos, museums, and community centers, creating living classrooms for people of all ages to learn about solar energy. “Florida is in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the country,

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Artsy solar installations have popped up at the Museum of Discovery and Science (inset) and Rotary Park (above right) as part of FPL’s SolarNow campaign.

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FPL takes an artistic approach to solar energy

led by FPL and our plan to install 30 million solar panels by the year 2030,” says Matt Valle, FPL’s vice president of development. “By integrating solar technology in urban settings, we’re inspiring millions of people to familiarize themselves with the renewable energy source that is playing a big role in how we power our state.” How it works is simple: The trees’ solar panels draw clean energy from the sun and feed power to the electric grid. Solar energy is economic and environmental; as a renewable energy source, it helps promote cleaner air by reducing fossilfuel usage and greenhouse-gas emissions. (fpl.com) «

1. Set your thermostat to a conservation-minded temperature. Each degree increase can mean up to 5 percent in savings on your monthly cooling costs. 2. Keep doors open. Closed doors can block the airflow of your air conditioner, causing it to work longer. 3. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms, as well as unused electronics such as lamps, fans, and televisions. 4. Use ceiling fans wisely. When you leave a room, turn off the fan to save from $3 to $7 a month. 5. Turn off bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans when you leave the room or after use. Also remember to close shades, blinds, and drapes. 6. Clean the lint filter in your dryer before every load, not just once it fills up, to minimize drying time. 7. When cooking, use the smallest appliance possible, such as a slow cooker, microwave, or toaster oven. Heating a stove or oven takes quite a bit of energy, plus it heats up the kitchen, causing your AC to work even longer to keep the house comfortable. 8. Meal prep economically. Bake several dishes at a time, using the smallest appliance needed to get the job done. When dinner’s over, make sure to run a full dishwasher to save both water and electricity. 9. Fire up the grill. Using an outdoor grill instead of an oven can help keep your kitchen cool and lower your electric bill. 10. Use free tools from FPL, such as the FPL app and energy analyzer, to help monitor your energy use and budget.

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I have totally embraced technology to supplement the representation and sales of my listings. I have used video conferencing for some time to show out of state or out of country buyers. Now, in addition, I am using 3D Matterport tours, allowing a buyer to navigate through a property from the convenience of their phone, tablet or computer. Using all of today’s virtual tools, I have received multiple offers without the buyers ever entering the property.

Having once believed Virtual Reality only existed in video games, I have quickly learned otherwise. Today’s technology available to Realtors has been a game changer. Recently, I invited my clients to join me on a video tour since in-person showings were limited. They loved the property so much I was able to get them in the door, under contract and they have since moved in.

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Fortunately, we established a tech forward group and Compass has a full-time team of 500 programmers working tirelessly to reinvent intelligent real estate technology as we know it. 3D tours and videography have helped us reach a wider audience and differentiate our services among the crowd. Zoom, Bluejeans, WhatsApp and Facebook have been incredibly helpful in creating seamless meeting places for open houses, as well as meeting our clients, teams and the entire Compass community. Our CEO even hosted a Nationwide Virtual All Compass Family Meeting which included all our agents and staff.

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We have had virtual office meetings using Zoom that have allowed our agents to work together and share ideas remotely. We now have a mix of people coming into the office conference room as well as remote agents virtually during meetings. Different, but we are adapting and working. One of our virtual open houses was viewed by an out-of-town buyer. We took them on a long FaceTime tour of the property and answered questions along the way. A price was negotiated, and they are flying in to finalize purchase. A new normal? For now.

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Exploring new ways to communicate with clients is essential while working remotely. What started off as experimental, Zoom and advanced technology virtual tours have become an integral part of our real estate business. They are here to stay, hopefully not COVID!

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I think the most important variable is that both virtual tours and meetings helped to keep the synapses connected from us to our customers, management and co-workers, at a time when communication normalities were unavailable. It forced buyers to rely even more on high quality tours, and all of us to depend on virtual face-toface in lieu of regular day-to-day contact.

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Virtual tours have helped me show buyers a home from the inside-out, as though they were standing right there with me. Drone footage also helps to show the surrounding homes and area along with proximity to the things they require and need close to home. Virtual meetings help to keep you, the buyer, and seller informed on the ever-changing environment and real estate market around us.

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Our team meets twice weekly on the Microsoft Teams platform to share success and present new ideas. We exchange information on new listings and discuss market changes. This has made us more proficient with virtual FaceTime consultations and property previews for our out-of-town and out-of-country buyers. We are creating 3D tours for all our listings and integrating floor plans and measuring tools so buyers have as much information as possible before we schedule in-person showings.

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Virtual tours and zoom technology have been a game-changer in our real estate new construction marketplace. While we may have used other means in the past, the technology has updated so much that buyers feel extremely comfortable walking through properties virtually.

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The Arts Look AHEAD

Taking stock of Broward County culture in the AGE OF CORONAVIRUS By Mary Murray As the world begins to settle into a new normal, many industries are attempting to navigate operations amid health concerns and social-distancing guidelines. One such sector is the arts. When the coronavirus pandemic first took hold in March, Broward County organizations were forced to temporarily close and postpone or cancel concerts, productions, and events. In addition to embracing online content, most are still searching for long-term solutions for returning to in-person programming. Phillip Dunlap, director of the Broward

Cultural Division, notes that no one was truly prepared for a crisis of this magnitude and the resultant loss in revenue. “Nonprofit arts organizations exist on such shoestring budgets; most don’t have more than two months’ operating reserves and some probably less than two weeks,” he says. “When you exist hand-to-mouth then any disruption to your revenue stream is just going to blindside you. And that’s the same for individual artists as well.”

Phillip Dunlap (above left) of the Broward Cultural Division predicts noticeable changes in cultural experiences, such as socially distanced outdoor concerts, as a result of the pandemic. In the interim, now is a great time to get out and explore works commissioned by the division’s Public Art & Design Program, including the above mural by Elio Mercado at the Harold Reitman Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, and the below mural by Nate Dee at the Broward County Governmental Center.

The Broward Cultural Division, which serves as the county’s dedicated arts agency, exists to advocate for, nurture, and invest in culture. In the wake of COVID-19, the division has been focusing on communication, promotion, and funding efforts to “ensure there is an arts community on the other side of this,” says Dunlap. At artscalendar.com/covid, the division has been sharing government updates, compiling resources, and organizing a virtual events calendar. In the spring, it introduced the Broward Arts Relief grant to help preserve arts jobs in Broward County through onetime grants to eligible organizations. Institutions have also looked to the division for guidance on how to reopen, though Dunlap stresses that there’s no one-size-fits-

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Clockwise from left: Organizations such as the NSU Art Museum, Florida Children’s Theatre, the Stranahan House, and the Museum of Discovery and Science have introduced virtual programming and classes.

all answer. While some smaller orgs might be able to operate at reduced capacities, that might not be fiscally feasible for larger venues. One thing is for certain: When organizations fully return—and the timelines will vary—there will be plenty of changes. “We’re going to see arts programming, but it’s going to look very different from what we’re used to, not only in the types of things that are programmed, but also the spaces,” Dunlap explains. Museums, for instance, might introduce staggered admittance times to control crowd sizes. Theater companies might mount productions with smaller casts that don’t require physical interaction between characters. Orchestras might opt for outdoor concerts, spacing musicians six feet apart and providing them with individual music stands. In the interim, arts patrons with the ability to do so should consider donating to help institutions weather this storm. This can be done through one-time donations, by gifting

the price of a canceled event or gala, or even by purchasing memberships. Organizations such as ArtServe and the South Florida Theatre League have also set up funds to directly benefit area artists. While monetary investments—from private citizens, corporations, and the county government—are key puzzle pieces, the other major factor will be patience. “At some point, we’re going to have to start going out and being comfortable in public spaces again,” says Dunlap, “but we’ve got to ease ourselves into it.” He encourages anyone concerned with attending a specific event to reach out to the presenter As of press time, the following major events have been rescheduled. to learn about what Consult individual websites for the latest updates. safety measures have been put into place. • GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: Rescheduled for “Make the call, talk to August 5-9, with events taking place at Sistrunk Marketplace, the people. But we’ll get Atlantic Hotel & Spa, and ArtsPark Hollywood (gflfoodwine.com) through this. There’s • FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA ANNUAL OUTRUN HUNGER 5K: Rescheduled for light at the end of September 26, at Charnow Park, Hollywood (feedingsouthflorida.org) the tunnel—and • TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Rescheduled for October 2-4, with the arts will be here headliners Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Tim McGraw waiting for everyone.” (tortugamusicfestival.com) (broward.org/arts)

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GOING VIRTUAL As part of the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, most Broward County cultural organizations turned to online programming in some capacity. “A lot of what’s happened is the natural inclination of what the arts community does on a regular basis; we’re responsive,” says Phillip Dunlap of the Broward Cultural Division. “[These are] very passionate people, so having them close their doors and just sit and wait for something to happen is not in their nature.” He points to Florida Children’s Theatre, which moved its classes to Zoom; the Stranahan House, which hosted live educational programming every weekday; the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, which started offering virtual exhibition tours and compiled an array of at-home art activities; and the Museum of Discovery and Science, which created STEM videos that are free to view on YouTube. Many large presenting venues also went virtual. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts introduced social media programming including Classes to Go and Broadway Chats with professional performers. The BB&T Center started a #FromYourCouch blog series to share curated music videos, interviews, and even recipes from its kitchen. To learn more about these organizations’ most up-to-date digital initiatives, visit their websites and social media channels. FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2020

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ORTHOPEDICS JONATHAN LEVY, M.D. JONATHAN LEVY, M.D. IS A SHOULDER SPECIALIST at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute in Fort Lauderdale and has been Chief of Orthopedic Surgery since 2010. He was the first South Florida Active Member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society. Medicare recently reported Dr. Levy as the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeon in the country. Each year he performs over 300 shoulder replacements and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on shoulder surgery. He lectures at national and international meetings, routinely trains surgeons on shoulder surgery, and has helped to design several of the latest shoulder replacement implants.

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Your wife may be suffering from rotator cuff tear arthropathy, a shoulder problem which results from a long-standing rotator cuff tear. Over time, when the rotator cuff is torn, the shoulder begins to develop arthritis. The rotator cuff tear and shoulder arthritis often worsen together. Twenty years ago, there was no reliable way to relieve pain and restore function for this condition. With the recent invention of the Reverse Shoulder Replacement, patients with rotator cuff tear arthropathy can once again lift their arm without pain. The Reverse Shoulder Replacement has been considered the single greatest advancement in shoulder surgery in the past twenty years. I am humbled to be a part of this advancement through research and implant design innovation. Now, patients who undergo Reverse Shoulder routinely demonstrate drastic improvements in their range of motion, ability to perform daily activities, pain relief, and, most importantly, return of their ability to take care of themselves. Our recent report on the outcomes of reverse shoulder replacement, demonstrated 95% patient satisfaction with surgery! The Reverse Shoulder Replacement stabilizes the shoulder joint with greater conformity between the ball and socket. The ball and socket are reversed so the ball is attached to the socket (glenoid) and the socket is attached to where the ball once was (humerus). Shoulder function is restored using a healthy deltoid muscle. If you think your wife is suffering from rotator cuff tear arthropathy, I recommend that she be evaluated by an experienced shoulder surgeon who routinely performs a high volume of shoulder replacement surgeries. Studies show that experienced surgeons typically achieve 90 to 95 percent success with their patients and have better results than those who perform the occasional shoulder replacement. Most orthopedic surgeons perform less than 20 shoulder replacement surgeries a year.

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Lot 61 North Point lot. Total sq. ft. 19,676 lot size. Build your dream home. 150+ feet to dock your yacht on the north side of the lot. Offered at $7,000,000.

107 ROYAL PALM DRIVE

This 5 bedroom and 5 bath home has been remodeled to perfection. Grand entry with dramatic staircase, gourmet kitchen, with only the finest finishes. Marble and wood floors throughout. Stunning fireplace. Oversized master suite and private balcony. Total private back yard, heated pool and spa, summer kitchen. New dock and boat lift. 3-car garage. Offered at $3,495,000.

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Exclusive Bay Colony, with 24-hour security. 4 bedroom & 5 1/2 bath. A great family home with high ceilings. Gourmet kitchen, summer kitchen & 2 gas fire places, with 140 ft. of water frontage. Pool, spa & beautiful landscaping. 3-car garage. Very quiet street. Also available for rent furnished at $20,000. Close to Pinecrest. Offered at $3,399,999.

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3322 NE 16TH PLACE

Custom Mediterranean beachfront home located only steps from the beach. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, bright and light. This large 4 bedroom and 4 bath home is great for entertaining. Oversized master, private office, pool view. Over 4,275 sq. ft. of living space, perfect inside and out. 2-car garage. Offered at $2,600,000.

Intracoastal point lot with 238 ft. of water frontage and wide water views. Step into this beautiful 5 bedroom and 6.2 bath home with 38 ft. coffer ceilings with spectacular detail, gourmet kitchen with only the finest finishes, gas fireplace, private gym, elevator and spectacular water views from almost every room. Offered at $5,495,000.

3301 NE 16TH ST.

Havana house located within 1 block to the ocean. Nicely updated. Great vacation rental property. This 5 bedroom and 6.1 bath home with private back yard is located on a serene lagoon. All the amenities, tiki hut, private pool. Spacious floor plan. This is a must see. Offered at $3,100,000.

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Southern exposure with 75 ft. of water frontage. Only a few homes from the Intracoastal. This 5 bedroom and 5 bath home has great space for entertaining, an open kitchen, large master suite, fire place, and formal dining room. Great upstairs space for the children. Lot size is over 10,000 sq. ft. Walking distance to the ocean and restaurants, with 24-hour security. Offered at $2,400,000.

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3 bedroom, 3 bath with 100 ft. of dockage on a wide canal and Intracoastal views. Beautiful marble floors, gourmet kitchen, impact windows & doors, split bedroom plan. 2-car garage. Boat lift holds up to 15,000 lbs. Dredged dock area. Can be connected to the point lot for 200+ ft. of dockage for a large yacht. Offered at $1,795,000. G! IN D N PE

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Beautiful Georgian estate built in 2004 with 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths. All designer finishes, marble throughout. Gourmet kitchen, media room, all impact windows and doors. Generator. Covered screened area off kitchen. Large backyard with custom pool. East of Bayview. Located in the Bayview school district. Offered at $1,700,000.

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Over 3,500 sq. ft. with direct ocean views. 3 bedroom and 3.1 bath, lower penthouse apartment. If you love to cook, you will love this gourmet kitchen with gas cooktop, Miele appliances, Sub-Zero. Entertaining is fabulous with built-in bar with ice maker, wine cooler, refrigerator and keg. You will never want to leave this paradise. Offered at $1,399,900.

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Nicely renovated, only a few homes from the Intracoastal. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath has been updated over the last few years. Oversized laundry room. Impact windows and doors. The house has been modified for handicap access, ramps and open shower. A/C has been replaced. Newer appliances. This is a must see. Offered at $1,199,999.

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1. CORAL CRAZE Assael Bayadere bracelet with Sardinian coral and 18-karat gold, $14,200. Saks Fifth Avenue locations (saksfifthavenue.com) 2. SHE SELLS SEASHELLS De Cosmi Brume necklace with seashells and 18-karat gold, $4,200. (decosmi.com) 3. BURIED TREASURE Tamara Comolli sand dollar small pendant with a diamond set in 18-karat white gold, chain sold separately, $1,990. (us.tamaracomolli.com) 4. TICKLED PINK Pamela Love Collection for Mayors Comet ring with a pink opal and diamond pavé set in 18-karat gold, $1,600. Mayors, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (mayors.com) 5. HIGH TIDE Idalia Jewelry wave stack ring with sterling silver plated in 21-karat gold, $118. (idaliaco.com) 6. BEACH BABE Bondeye Jewelry wave bracelet with diamonds set in 14-karat rose gold, $2,455. (bondeyejewelry.com) 7. GOLDEN HOUR Joanna Laura Constantine asymmetrical seashell earrings with pearls and gold-plated brass, $254. (joannalauraconstantine.com) 8. JUST KEEP SWIMMING Lydia Courteille jellyfish earrings with enamel, black rhodium, and 18-karat gold, price upon request. (lydiacourteille.com) 9. SEXY SIREN Bibi van der Velden mermaid dive earrings with brown diamonds, 18-karat white gold, and sterling silver, price upon request. (bibivandervelden.com)

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Turkish DELIGHT

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Vicem Yacht’s brand-new Cruiser 67 oozes classic style and ELEGANCE By Howard Walker

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overs of C.S. Lewis’ children’s fantasy novel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe will know all about the treat that is Turkish delight. For the uninitiated, it’s what the White Witch uses to tempt young Edmund Pevensie into forming an evil alliance that would threaten mystical Narnia. Gripping stuff. If you’ve ever tasted this exotic concoction, you’ll understand the attraction. Or maybe not—it’s a whole heap of sugar. For boat lovers, however, there’s an even more delicious Turkish delight that’s just as satisfying: the Cruiser 67, Istanbul-based Vicem’s latest addition to its range of exquisite, hand-crafted motor yachts. The Cruiser 67 was slated to make its global debut at this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show in March, but COVID-19 put paid to

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that. Now hull No. 1 is being showcased close to Vicem’s U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. At 68 feet bow to stern, the brand-new 67 is the smallest in Vicem’s classically styled Cruiser series that includes an 82, 97, and 107 footer. As with its siblings, what sets this newcomer apart is the craftsmanship and advanced technology that goes into the construction. It’s made from good, old-fashioned wood. Of course, that’s a huge oversimplification when, in actuality, it involves four layers of solid mahogany planking, each saturated in West Systems Epoxy and laid at 90-degree angles. When cured, this I-beam-stiff, sound-absorbing matrix of laminated wood is sheathed in fiberglass. High-load areas get added strength with layers of carbon fiber. This cold-molding process provides higher

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strength-to-weight ratios than building solePOWER FILE ly in fiberglass. And Vicem should know— PRICE: FROM $3.5 MILLION it’s been turning out boats this way for more LENGTH: 68 FEET BEAM: than 25 years. But this isn’t the Turkish yard’s 18 FEET DRAFT: 5 FEET 9 INCHES POWER: 2 X only woodworking claim to fame. The 67’s VOLVO PENTA D-13 DIESELS entire interior, in fact, is a sea of hand-crafted HORSEPOWER: 2,000 TOP matte and mirror-varnished mahogany. SPEED: 26 KNOTS WHY The yacht itself is a classic pilothouse WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE design with a huge hardtop-covered flyIT BLENDS OLD-WORLD bridge for alfresco entertaining. An expanCHARM WITH STATE-OF-THEsive back deck has shaded seating for eight ART INNOVATION. around a gorgeous dining table. As a semi-custom builder, Vicem gives buyers pretty much a free hand in interior layouts. The first Cruiser 67 was designed to sleep six in three staterooms and features a full-beam master, a VIP guest suite in the bow, and a spacious twin-berth cabin. A well-equipped crew cabin at the stern has bunk beds, a separate galley, and head. The salon has an open-plan layout with opposite-facing sofas, a galley amidships, and a flexible dining area close to the helm. Powering this wooden wonder is a pair of 1,000-hp Volvo D-13 turbo diesels that can push the 67’s planing hull to 26 knots. Cruising speed is a relaxed 20 knots, which offers a range of around 500 miles. Throttle

back to 10 knots and she’ll run close to 1,500 miles—that’s roughly Fort Lauderdale to St. Barts—without a fill-up. And with a depth of just 5 feet 9 inches, this beauty is Bahama-friendly too. The Cruiser 67 boasts a base price of $3.5 million, which reflects Turkey’s low labor costs and the dollar’s continued strength against the Turkish lira. One interesting incentive is Vicem’s offer to transport any new 67 to the Mediterranean for sea trials, giving buyers the opportunity to open it up on the Med before shipping it back to the U.S. at Vicem’s expense. Just another way this motor yacht is a true Turkish delight. «

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ROAD TRIP!

Break out of your routine and embark on a summer adventure at these fabulous destinations within driving distance

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Florida’s Middle Keys are often regarded as the forgotten stretch of the Sunshine State’s famed island chain. Not as adorable and quirky as the Lower Keys nor as established or accessible as the Upper Keys, they’ve never received attention on par with their siblings. However, that’s all changing thanks to Isla Bella Beach Resort, a 24-acre, amenity-rich property in Marathon that illustrates why the Middle Keys should no longer be overlooked. (islabellabeachresort.com) —Paul Rubio

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Opened in 2019, Isla Bella Beach Resort is the first and only full-service luxury hotel in Marathon, holding claim to the largest private waterfront of any Keys property. The resort maximizes this excess through five oceanfront swimming pools, a 200-foot beach, and an outward-facing design for all 199 guest rooms and suites, such that each has its own fabulous Atlantic Ocean view. Delicately dressed in a palette of white and blue (with a few palm tree prints thrown in for good measure), rooms channel maritime-meets-tropical chic and recall the essence of a modern-day Keys’ beach house.

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Discover why the Florida Keys are celebrated internationally as a top fishing destination on a day trip with Two Conchs, which departs directly from Isla Bella Marina and offers excursions that specialize in the catch or fishing type, from tarpon to flats. Rent a kayak for some island exploration or ogle the stunning Middle Keys scenery on a 26-mile, guided Jet Ski tour around Marathon. If leisure’s more your thing, relax with a treatment at the 4,000-square-foot Spa at Isla Bella or spice up your sunbathing routine by crossing the Seven Mile Bridge and throwing down a towel at Bahia Honda State Park, which sports the finest white sand beaches in the Florida Keys.

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DON’T MISS Head under the sea on one of Isla Bella’s many day or night diving trips, swimming among the species-rich Sombrero Reef or the Thunderbolt shipwreck, home to numerous Goliath Groupers, some of which top 400 pounds.

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BAR, ISLA BELLA’S FEET-IN-THE-SAND OUTDOOR BAR AND RESTAURANT. GRAB ONE OF THE COVETED ADIRONDACK CHAIRS FOR AN EPIC SUNSET, AND LINGER LONGER ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS, WHEN A LIVE BAND PERFORMS. FOR DINNER, FEAST ON-PROPERTY AT IL POSTINO, A NEAPOLITAN-STYLE RESTAURANT THAT SERVES DECADENT WOOD-FIRED PIZZAS, HOUSE-MADE PASTAS, AND KEYS SEAFOOD WITH AN ITALIAN TWIST. CONSIDER SHARING THE MOUTHWATERING BURRATINI CAPRESE (MADE WITH DOUBLE CREAM MOZZARELLA), THE PARMESAN-CRUSTED LOCAL HOGFISH OVER CAULIFLOWER MOUSSE (AKA MAIALE VINCOTTO), AND A CARBONARA PIZZA BATHED IN A RICOTTA GARLIC CREAM SAUCE AND TOPPED WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS, BACON LARDONS, FRESH MOZZARELLA, AND PECORINO.

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Sanibel is all about shelling. Choose from five public beach accesses—we recommend Lighthouse Beach on the eastern end or Bowman’s Beach for a quieter alternative—and hunt for such natural treasures as coquinas and kitten paws. Alternatively, embark on a beach walk with an expert from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum (shellmuseum.org) to learn what makes Sanibel shelling so special. Later, check out the museum, the only one in the world devoted to shells and living mollusks. Of course, every Sanibel vacation must include a visit to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge (dingdarlingsociety.org), so carve out a day to traverse its network of nature trails.

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From above: A reddish egret and a roseate spoonbill at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge; grouper dishes abound at area eateries; beach walk with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

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In a state full of captivating flora and fauna, Sanibel stands out for its pristine beaches and commitment to conservation. This barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers is world-renowned for its exquisite shelling, historic sites, and laid-back lifestyle—in fact, there’s not a single stoplight on either Sanibel or its neighboring island, Captiva. A vast portion of Sanibel looks remarkably similar to how it did when Calusa Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and pirates roamed its shores, complete with postcard-worthy sunsets. (sanibel-captiva.org) —Mary Murray

NOTHING SAYS GULF COAST CUISINE QUITE LIKE GROUPER. SWING BY THE SANIBEL GRILL (THESANIBELGRILL. COM) TO TRY ITS SIGNATURE GROUPER REUBEN. AT THE GRILL’S SISTER RESTAURANT, TIMBERS (TIMBERSOFSANIBEL. COM), INDULGE IN FRESH CATCH SPECIALS OR PICK UP RAW INGREDIENTS AND COOK DINNER YOURSELF. ANOTHER MUST-VISIT IS SWEET MELISSA’S CAFÉ (SWEETMELISSAS CAFE.COM), WHERE CHEF MELISSA DONAHUE SHOWCASES HER NEW ORLEANS FLAIR AND FINE-DINING PEDIGREE.

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Part of the appeal of visiting Sanibel is the ability to carve out a slice of the island and call it your own. This feeling is within reach at Casa Ybel Resort (casaybelresort. com), where every room comes with an oceanfront view. The all-suite accommodations feature separate living and Rent a bike at Billy’s Bike sleeping quarters Shop (sanibelbike.com) as well as cooking and meander across 25 conveniences like miles of paths, ending full kitchens and at Love Boat Ice Cream grills. Guests are (loveboaticecream.com) also privy to spa to reward yourself with services, an Olymhomemade favorites pic-sized pool, and like black raspberry or recreations such as coffee toffee. yoga, watersports, and pickleball.

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CULTURAL Crossing Influenced by Spanish and French occupation as well as its African, Creole, and Cajun inhabitants, New Orleans boasts a singular flavor unlike anywhere else in the U.S., or the world for that matter. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the French Quarter, where voodoo shops, jazz clubs, historical sites, and award-winning restaurants punctuate lanternlit cobblestone streets lined with cast-iron balconies and lush ferns. Yet, there’s more to The Big Easy than its iconic neighborhood. —Liz Petoniak

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NEW ORLEANS’ CUISINE AND COCKTAIL CULTURE, A MÉLANGE OF CREOLE, CAJUN, SOUL FOOD, AND PROHIBITION MEMENTOS, STANDS AS THE CITY’S TOP TICKET. SKIP THE MORNING CROWDS AT CAFÉ DU MONDE AND INSTEAD MAKE A BEELINE TO KELLY FIELDS’ SOUTHERN EATERY, WILLA JEAN (WILLAJEAN.COM), FOR OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD

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You could easily fill days wandering the French Quarter and hitting up jazz joints like The Spotted Cat, but you’d miss out on the rest of the Crescent City’s bounty. Hop on the 1835 St. Charles Streetcar over to the Garden District, home to many architectural masterpieces and bustling Magazine Street with its quaint shops and restos. To admire some of New Orleans’ best relics, continue to City Park, a 1,300-acre public green space where near-millennia-old oak trees draped in Spanish moss stretch their branches. The New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden (noma.org) occupies 11 of those acres and beckons art aficionados with more than 90 sculptures strewn across verdant grounds.

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If the walls of NOLA’s eighteenthand nineteenth-century buildings could talk, they would have plenty of juicy stories to tell. At The Marquee by Bluegreen Vacation Club (blue greenvacations.com), the walls, or rather the artwork hanging on them, depict the tales of local artists of the past through augmented-reality technology; simply open the corresponding app and hold your phone over the piece to watch them come to life. It’s a playful touch that complements the Theater District resort’s villa-style rooms, outfitted with full kitchens and spacious balconies. FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2020

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Unpack your bags in the heart of Charleston at The Restoration (therestoration hotel.com), a high-end boutique property within walking distance of premier sights and culinary hot spots. Residential-style suites measure larger than most city apartments and boast exposed brick walls, restored wood floors, kitchenettes, and barn doors leading to colossal bathrooms. Both the suites and common spaces speak to Charleston’s past in the horse trade, as seen in equine-themed sculptures, design flourishes, and photographs by artist Gately Williams. The Restoration also abounds in grand amenities uncommon in similarly sized hotels; think a swimming pool, an in-house coffee bar providing complimentary morning joe for guests, passes to a nearby full-service gym, and an excellent rooftop bar and restaurant. In total, the property exudes style, warmth, and luxury, everything one could covet in the South’s coolest city.

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A seamless blend of antebellum homes, prized gardens, beautiful parklands, unwavering hospitality, and lost-intime allure, the port city of Charleston defines Southern charm. In this evergreen destination, a globally renowned food scene steeped in Low Country decadence commingles with small-city sophistication, resulting in myriad cultural pursuits for foodies, families, and history buffs. (explorecharleston.com) —P.R.

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Clockwise from top left: An aerial view of Middleton Place; the dining room at Basic Kitchen; Halls Chophouse’s decadent chocolate cake with fudge icing; hydrangeas blooming at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens; an impressive spread at Halls Chophouse.

DON’T MISS Charleston’s wildly popular rooftop bar scene peaks at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits (the restorationhotel. com). Choose from two expansive terraces with bird’s-eye views of downtown and a creative drink menu of house-bottled libations and handcrafted “pouch” sips (imagine Capri Suns filled with summery artisan cocktails).

CHARLESTON’S EXPERIENTIAL GASTRONOMY IS UNVEILED AT ITS TOP RESTAURANTS. FOR ELEVATED SOUTHERN CUISINE, RESERVE A TABLE AT CIRCA 1886 (CIRCA1886.COM), WHERE THE TALENTED CHEF MARC COLLINS REIMAGINES SOUTH CAROLINA FARE USING REGIONAL INGREDIENTS AND TAKING CUES FROM FORGOTTEN DISHES OF DECADES PAST. A RECENT MULTICOURSE DINNER FEATURED A RED-SKINNED PEANUT “ONE POT” STEW; PICKLE FRIED FLOUNDER OVER BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE; AND A BUTTERNUT SQUASH CAKE TOPPED WITH BLACKBERRY WOJAPE, A SAUCE WITH ROOTS IN NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE. AT THE LEGENDARY FAMILY-RUN STEAK HOUSE HALLS CHOPHOUSE (HALLSCHOP HOUSE.COM), GIVE IN TO YOUR CARNIVORE CRAVINGS WITH MORE THAN A DOZEN WETAND DRY-AGED STEAKS. EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE ARE THE LOCALLY INFLUENCED SEAFOOD SELECTIONS SUCH AS JUMBO SHRIMP WITH STONE-GROUND GRITS AND SIDES OF SWEETAND-SOUR COLLARD GREENS AND PEPPER JACK CREAMED CORN.

FOR A MORE CASUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AFFAIR, LUNCH AT BASIC KITCHEN (BASICKITCHEN .COM), WHICH TRANSFORMS SEASONAL PRODUCE AND WILDCAUGHT SEAFOOD INTO SIMPLE BUT SUBLIME PLATES, INCLUDING SPICY CAULIFLOWER “WINGS” AND A LOCAL SHRIMP AND VEGETABLE SALAD. ANOTHER DAY, FEAST ON MEZEDES, GOURMET BURGERS, AND DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS AT LOCAVORE FAVORITE BUTCHER & BEE (BUTCHERANDBEE.COM). OR DINE ALFRESCO ON FARM-TO-FORK GREATNESS AT THE PARK CAFÉ (THEPARKCAFECHS. COM), WHERE MENU HIGHLIGHTS RANGE FROM A MESSY BUT AMAZING FRIED EGG SANDWICH TO A SALAD SHOWCASING THE REGION’S GREENS, HERBS, AND VEGGIES.

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Historic homes, gardens, and parklands tell some of Charleston’s most colorful stories. Sojourn to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (magnoliaplantation.com) and venture through an untamed, Romanticstyle, 464-acre garden dotted with 900-plus varieties of camellias and triangular flowerbeds dating to 1680. At Middleton Place (middletonplace.org), admire America’s oldest landscaped gardens, inspired by the classic work of André Le Nôtre of Versailles and Vauxle-Vicomte fame. Take a docent-led tour of the Nathaniel Russell House (historiccharleston. org), a distinguished antebellum family home that has been restored to its 1808 luster. Follow this with an American history lesson at the Heyward-Washington House (charleston museum.org), where Thomas Heyward Jr., a lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence, hosted George Washington on his presidential tour of the South. To experience America’s rich past outdoors, drive to Sullivan Island. You’ll feel worlds away from the bustle of Charleston’s King Street when navigating this barrier island and exploring Fort Moultrie’s restored armaments, a chronicle of the country’s seacoast defense beginning with the American Revolution and ending with World War II. The best part? Moultrie’s cannons peer over beaches that are idyllic for barefoot ambles.

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GATEWAY to the South This diverse city of more than 600,000 accents its scenic locale on the Ohio River with one-of-a-kind activities that speak to its distinctly Southern heritage. In addition to such marquee attractions as the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville is also home to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, slated for September 5. One of the best ways to spend the day in Derby City is to explore it by foot, traversing its myriad preservation districts and parks, 17 of which were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. For a panoramic view of Louisville’s skyline and architecture—a blend of old and new that pairs Victorian homes and cast-iron structures with downtown skyscrapers—hop onto the Belle of Louisville, the oldest Mississippi-style steamboat still in operation. (gotolouisville.com) —Linda Marx

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Part of Louisville’s charm is due to its mix of bygone brilliance and modern energy, a marriage on full display in the ornate lobby of The Brown Hotel (brown hotel.com). Upon opening in 1923, the elegant Georgian Revival building, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, quickly became the city’s business and social center. Today travelers and locals gather at the downtown hotel for spirited conversation, drinks, and light dining at the English Grill. For a nightcap, sample one of more than 140 choices of rare bourbon, The Brown’s tribute to Louisville’s favorite sip. When it comes time to sleep, go for the greatest and stay in the Muhammad Ali Suite, decked out in photographs of the hometown hero and memorabilia from his years as a boxer and humanitarian.

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While downtown, visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (sluggermuseum.com) to learn about the history of the baseball bat and other facts. Afterward, make your way down Museum Row and tour the Kentucky Museum of Arts & Crafts (kmacmuseum.org) to connect with the creative world. Downtown Louisville is also an epicenter for entertainment, and there are a number of live music venues just a short stroll from The Brown Hotel, including the Mercury Ballroom (mercuryballroom.com), the Palace Theatre (louisville palace.com), and nightlife hub Fourth Street Live (4thstlive.com).

Clockwise from above: Fourth Street Live; Proof on Main; the Hot Brown at The Brown Hotel; Frazier History Museum; bites and sips at Proof on Main; Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

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No trip to the Bluegrass State is complete without bourbon. Begin the Louisville leg of your adventure on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (kybourbontrail.com) by picking up a passport at the welcome center at the Frazier History Museum. About 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is distilled and aged in Kentucky, and Louisville boasts no fewer than 10 distilleries that offer an in-depth look at the art and science of crafting this Southern spirit.

For unique culinary and retail finds, visit Butchertown Market (thebutchertownmarket.com) and tree-lined Frankfort Avenue (frankfortave.com). There’s also The Highlands, an area between Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road long known as Restaurant Row that’s packed with unusual retail, bistros, and bars.

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SEARLE PREPARES A STRAIGHTFORWARD, SEASONAL MENU INSPIRED BY LOCAL INGREDIENTS, INCLUDING A WEEKLY DERBY CITY LUNCH SPECIAL THAT’S UPDATED EVERY MONDAY. SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT (HOMEMADE LEMON GELATO, ANYONE?) AS WELL AS THE COTTON CANDY THAT COMES WITH EVERY CHECK. ANOTHER GREAT DINING OPTION IS DECCA (DECCA RESTAURANT.COM) LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UPAND-COMING NULU DISTRICT. HERE, JAMES BEARDNOMINATED CHEF ANNIE PETTRY COMBINES FRESH FLAVORS FROM THE SOUTH WITH THE APPALACHIAN DELICACIES OF HER CHILDHOOD. SIT UPSTAIRS IN THE VINTAGE RECORD AND BOOK SHOP THAT DOUBLES AS A PRIVATE DINING ROOM, OR HEAD DOWNSTAIRS TO THE CELLAR LOUNGE FOR MUSIC, BAR BITES, AND DIVINE CRAFT COCKTAILS.

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Washington D.C. National TREASURE

While maintaining its historic luster, the federal capital of the United States has evolved into a national leader in dazzling design, epicurean ingenuity, and overall cosmopolitan coolness. Among the alphabet streets and state-named avenues, and between the manicured squares and fountain-anchored circles, discover a splendid mash-up of America’s past, present, and future. —P.R.

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Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Dupont Circle Hotel (doylecollection. com) has debuted with a statement-making, mid-century modern vibe. To perfect a new-fashioned take on 1950s glamour, parent company The Doyle Collection commissioned powerhouses Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and Clodagh Design to deliver an interior fantasy paying homage to the building’s roots. The lobby recalls the most swoon-worthy of Mad Men backdrops, with a dimly lit expanse of dark wood panels and marble counters morphing into a sunlit nook of textured oak furnishings surrounded by oversized U-shaped chairs. The old-school magic further unfolds at Doyle, a stylish bar overlooking Dupont Circle, and throughout the hotel’s rooms and suites. In particular, the ninth floor houses a new collection of suites, each boasting a bespoke aesthetic but sharing certain common threads, such as four-poster canopy beds, brass-trimmed nightstands, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The majority of these penthouse-level accommodations open to heated balconies with views of the D.C. skyline, some of which extend as far as the Washington Monument.

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Clockwise from above: Dining room at The Pembroke; Plume’s Amish beeswaxpoached king salmon; a look inside the Lincoln Memorial; the dining room at Plume in The Jefferson hotel; sunset at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

MICHELIN-STARRED EATERY AT THE JEFFERSON (JEFFERSONDC.COM). TRUE TO THE HOTEL’S NAMESAKE, PLUME IS A FAVORITE OF D.C.’S POWER PLAYERS WHO CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE AMERICAN CUISINE INSPIRED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON’S GARDENS AT MONTICELLO. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED WITH DELIGHTS LIKE KING SALMON POACHED IN HOT AMISH BEESWAX WHILE BUBBLING IN A SAFFRONINFUSED BROTH DOTTED WITH RAZOR CLAMS AND MUSSELS. FOR ANOTHER MEMORABLE, ELEGANT AFFAIR, PURCHASE “TICKETS” IN ADVANCE FOR DINNER AT PINEAPPLE AND PEARLS (PINEAPPLEANDPEARLSDC.COM). CHEF AARON SILVERMAN PUTS ON A TRUE SHOW, BRINGING GASTRONOME DREAMS TO LIFE OVER AN EVER-CHANGING, WINEPAIRED, NINE-COURSE TASTING MENU. HAVE YOUR SMARTPHONES READY TO SNAP PICTURES OF SILVERMAN’S BEAUTIFULLY PLATED MODERN CUISINE THAT IS SURE TO AMBUSH THE SENSES.

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Fully explore D.C.’s great urban outdoors at the National Mall and Memorial Parks (nps.gov/ nama), a 1,000-acre expanse strewn with top-tier museums, colossal memorials, and impressive monuments. Requisite stops across the 100-plus sights include the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The latter, a newer entry to the National Mall, is immediately recognizable by its striking David Adjaye–designed exterior, accentuated by an inverted step pyramid encased in bronze latticework. The area will soon welcome yet another architectural marvel—this one courtesy of Frank Gehry—when the 4-acre Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial opens in late September.

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Embark on a mini trip around the world with a walking tour of several of the 175 resident embassies lining the streets of D.C. Begin at Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue, where more than 60 embassies, from Belize to Burkina Faso, are housed in exquisitely restored mansions and row houses. «

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The couple behind Café Martorano hosts an Italian barbecue to thank patrons and friends in honor of the restaurant’s thirtieth anniversary By Linda Marx | Photography by Ian Jacob When two friends arrived for their carry-out meal at Café Martorano in Fort Lauderdale in 2005, owner Steve Martorano saw something special in one of them. He asked the women if they would take a seat, sent over a bottle of Cristal Champagne, and took care of their bill. “Steve told me I was beautiful, then gave me a CD of love songs and his phone number,” Marsha Martorano recalls of their initial meeting. “I didn’t call him, and when we went back another night for dinner, I tried to avoid him because of it. But we soon started dating, and a week later we were inseparable.” After opening Café Martorano in 1990, Steve worked around the clock to develop the eatery into the area’s go-to destination for Italian food. His diligence paid off when the hot spot, which also doubles as a music venue, began drawing celebrity patrons such as Mario Lopez, Dan Marino, Tony Bennett, Jamie Foxx, and French

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From top: Steve Martorano plans to expand his lifestyle offerings in the coming years; the welcome cocktail, a Voga Vodka martini made with strawberrylemonade water ice; Atlas Party Rental helped to style the table with arrangements from Flowers of Fort Lauderdale atop a cobalt-blue Dali linen runner.

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tive scheduling. The following year, Steve left Las Vegas to undergo open-heart surgery, and Marsha stayed behind for six months to run the show. Over the next decade, their professional and personal relationships flourished, and they married in 2017. “I am still behind-the-scenes in our businesses, doing marketing, advertising, and product development, and I love it,” she says. The workhorse couple has expanded their portfolio to include a lifestyle brand featuring Café Martorano’s pasta sauces; Steve’s books, It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life and Yo Cuz! My Life, My Food, My Way; and a collection of Yo Cuz! apparel and jewelry. Later this year, they plan to launch Lilly Cakes, a line of Marsha’s desserts named for Steve’s mother and her grandmother, and Martorano’s

Prime, a steak house at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “You don’t go to an Italian restaurant for steak, so this is a new concept,” says Steve. They are also finalizing a collaboration to open five food concepts in the Los Angeles area over the next six years: Martorano restaurants/ nightclubs, Sicilian pizzerias, Italian casual restaurants, Lilly Cakes outlets, and Martorano’s Prime. Given all of their success, the couple is also committed to giving back. They launched The Steve and Marsha Martorano Never Give Up Foundation last year to help students and professionals pursue their education or personal development while working to support themselves or their families. The nonprofit’s focus speaks to Steve’s own experience using his entrepreneurial talent and work ethic to pull himself out of the rough-andtumble South Philadelphia neighborhood he grew up in. “I knew I didn’t want to end up as a gangster on the streets like some of my family members,” he says. “But my mother had a heart of gold. I loved her cooking and wanted to do something with food. So I started delivering hoagies out of my Philly apartment.” Before he knew it, the business had outgrown its small space. He moved into his mother’s basement, where he was surrounded with inspiration from her weekly menu: Mondays were for homemade soup; Tuesdays, macaroni; Wednesdays, chicken cutlets; Thursdays, gravy and macaroni; Fridays, linguini with clams; Saturdays, cheesesteaks and pizza; Sundays, meatballs and gravy. “I expanded my menu with some of mom’s entrees and did so well for five years that I moved to a more affluent part of Philadelphia,” Steve says. “But I was naive about the world economy, and I lost money.” Following a friend’s advice and much contemplation, he bought a cozy Italian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and a house in western Broward County. “I moved to Florida 30 years ago with $40 and a credit card to my name,” he recalls. His gamble paid off, but the hardworking Steve has never forgotten his roots. When the couple opened their waterfront home for an

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Italian barbecue, their main goal was to thank loyal customers and those who’ve helped them succeed. “We wanted to give back to our friends and family for supporting us,” says Marsha. “They all know each other, and we were anxious to have them come feast and have fun at our home.” When entertaining, Steve does most of the cooking—which he continues after guests arrive—and Marsha bakes her delicious desserts, designs the table, and coordinates the rentals. “Marsha is the smartest woman I know,” says Steve. “She can create something out of nothing. She figures out everything.” Adds her mother, Beverley Daley: “At age 4, Marsha read the Sunday newspaper, and ever since, she has thrown herself into areas she doesn’t know and learns new things.” Marsha gleaned most of her entertaining prowess from her mother, who hosted all of her birthday parties, making the cakes and cooking while her father helped with food and performed DJ duties. “I remember how much my mom liked to entertain,” says Marsha, looking chic in a denim jumpsuit and glittery-beige Christian Louboutin heels. “Her attitude and sense of fun stayed with me and influences everything I do.” On the back patio overlooking a sparkling canal, guests were greeted with a Voga Vodka martini made with strawberry-lemonade water ice, a nostalgic nod to Steve, who made the classic Philly summer treat—also known as Italian ice—when he started out. “I have known Steve for more than 30

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linen runner streamed with gold and white. Matching cloth napkins, gold-rim dinnerware, Cambridge crystal wine glasses, Amber Melodia water goblets, brushedgold Parker flatware, and Jackie Gold dessert plates completed the setting. Heather Rouffe, managing partner of Atlas Party Rental, worked with Marsha on the event. “Marsha wasn’t afraid to go bold,” she says. “Together, we [designed] a gorgeous tablescape inspired by the water. We loved the rich hues of the Dali fabric, so our sewing department used French seams to make her custom pieces reversible.” The menu, which Steve wrote with Walter Pytel, his executive chef at Café Martorano, offered guests a healthy, seasonal meal featuring local farm-to-table ingredients. “We wanted to emphasize what makes us special by showcasing the freshest ingredients, our new and best meats, eggplant stacks, and the finest olive oils,” says Pytel. They started with summer salads, followed by the eggplant stacks with tomato, mozzarella, arugula, and shaved Parmesan; cavatelli arrabbiata (petite pasta in a spicy tomato sauce); sizzling tomahawk and New York strip steaks with roasted hot and sweet peppers; and rosemary chicken and lamb chops. Wines included Nicolas Feuillatte brut, Scalabrone rosé, Antinori Pèppoli Chianti Classico, and Ca’ Montini Pinot Grigio. The dessert table was another splendid vignette, envisioned as an extension of the main table to showcase Marsha’s lemon cupcakes, strawberry shortcake, red velvet and Funfetti cakes, and an assortment of chocolate chip and butter cookies. “Baking makes me happy, and I love using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients,” Marsha says. “The presentation of the Lilly Cakes is wonderful, and they are so delicious,” says guest Kevin Johnson, a retired

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finance executive with The Coca-Cola Company. “Marsha puts her heart and soul into baking like she does everything else.” Marsha’s cousin Corlette Anderson, owner of Corlette’s Eden Salon in Pembroke Pines, praised the way that Marsha and Steve bring out the best in one another. “They are both warm, humble, and spiritual, always encouraging the other,” she says. As guests left the party joking that they probably wouldn’t eat again for days, they continued to compliment the couple and their dynamic relationship. “Marsha and Steve are complete opposites,” says Marsha’s father, Kennister Daley, a financial expert with Allstate Insurance. “Steve is mild-mannered, while Marsha is a firecracker who is consumed with her passions. He calms her down, and she brings him out of his concentration mode. They are wonderful hosts who make a great team.” «

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HAVING TRADED NEW YORK FOR FORT LAUDERDALE, STAVROS GARGER WEAVES HIS TRAVEL-INSPIRED VISIONS FOR THE GLOBAL TEXTILES MARKET FROM THE COMFORT OF HIS CHIC SOUTH FLORIDA HOME By Linda Marx Photography by Costas Picadas

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extiles designer Stavros Garger has spent a lifetime cultivating cultural influences to inform his artistic fingerprint. Across a career that included decades with Ralph Lauren Home Collection, he helped to introduce a worldly sensibility to American interiors. Since relocating from New York City five years ago with his husband, Fidel Quintana, Garger has grown his independent design career and worked on home furnishings projects with brands such as Li & Fung and Peruvian Connection. While moving to Fort Lauderdale was an impulse, the change has resulted in a beneficial work-life balance, one that allows Garger to both engage in the global aspect of his profession and indulge in the laid-back lifestyle for

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Stavros Garger (opposite page, black shirt) and his husband, Fidel Quintana, decorated their Fort Lauderdale home with a mix of globally influenced textiles, modern furnishings, and artworks such as this Andy Warhol silkscreen entitled Brooklyn Bridge.

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The living room features a chandelier from Wired Custom Lighting; Athenian reproduction pottery; a glass coffee table by Giancarlo Frattini for Cassina; a Le Corbusier LC3 sofa, also by Cassina; and a pair of Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs by Knoll.

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WE FEEL INSPIRED NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. WE WAKE UP TO A BEAUTIFUL DAY REMINDED BY THIS CLIMATE THAT THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.” —STAVROS GARGER

which the area is known. “We feel inspired no matter what happens,” he says. “We wake up to a beautiful day reminded by this climate that the world is a beautiful place.” The son of a Greek homemaker and an Austrian businessman, Garger grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and realized early on that he loved to create. “Even back then I was influenced by culture, architecture, buildings, and the interiors of homes,” says Garger, who spent his childhood drawing and painting. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting with a minor in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, Garger stepped into the world of museums before taking a job as assistant to the head of design for Alexander Julian in New York. Despite his aesthetic background, he was clueless about women’s clothing. “I knew nothing about it,” he remarks, with a laugh. “So I wrote down everything the head of women’s design told me during meetings. Soon after, I was put in charge of all print design for the company because I could draw.” Eager to tackle home products, he left Alexander Julian after two years and joined Howard Kaplan’s French Country Store, known for its prestigious antiques and licenses for Cannon and Fieldcrest textile brands. During his time at the Manhattan-based company, Garger hand-painted bedding, towels, and bath accessories. In 1990, he accepted a product manager position with the Ralph Lauren Corporation, where he designed rugs, bedding, and bath items. The nascent home division, which operated out of a small building

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on Fifty-fifth Street, was so tiny, Garger could observe Lauren toiling away at his desk. “Ralph is an extraordinary teacher— so passionate and focused on design,” says Garger. “Working there was like going to a university.” As he climbed the ladder to vice president of home design at the Madison Avenue location, Garger became instrumental in elevating the Ralph Lauren collection with top-of-the-line fabrics and wallcoverings. “It was exciting,” he recalls. “We felt that we were at the helm, creating the most wonderful, prestigious product which became the American aesthetic for the first time.” Garger traveled to Europe, India, and China for Ralph Lauren, immersing himself in other cultures and lifestyles to find new inspiration for his designs. He also was put in charge of reaching out to a broader audience through the company’s subsidiary brands: Lauren, American Living, and Chaps. After 25 years, Garger felt he had achieved all that he could with the company and was ready for a change. In 2015, he moved to South Florida with Quintana, a hairstylist and gourmet chef from Cuba, and their Havanese dog, Maya, to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the ocean. “We loved exploring New York, going to the theater, trying new restaurants, and visiting museums and galleries, but we wanted a more relaxed, tropical lifestyle,” Garger notes. Garger and Quintana were no strangers to the region. Over the years, they’d spent weekends and holidays at their small 60 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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Miami Beach retreat, where they discovered that the sun-soaked vibe appealed to them long after they’d departed. They sold that Miami Beach flat and found a modern, 3,000-square-foot, threelevel townhouse in Fort Lauderdale near the beach. Shortly after the move, Garger was offered a dream job with the Hong Kong conglomerate Li & Fung. He was hired as senior design director and, from his Fort Lauderdale perch, oversaw the company’s branded products, including Lillian August, Hackett Home in the United Kingdom, and a variety of private labels. For four years, Garger traveled extensively, visiting vendors and factories in Portugal, Turkey, England, Spain, Italy, India, Pakistan, and China. “I collected references, then came home and created fashionable bedding collections with colorful and print coordinates to pull them together,” he says. “I constantly see what is around me culturally and continue to gain inspiration on an international level.” During this time, Garger also introduced Destinations by Stavros, his own versatile line of sheets, comforters, coverlets, duvets, pillows, and throws. His themes include Gustav Floral, a creamy Swedish winter floral with yarn-dyed sheets and faux fur; the earthy Kent Estate tweed; the neutral Après Ski chalet floral; and the pewter Modern Tribal with leather pillows and metal embroidered on foil-printed linen. His most recent collaboration was with the artisan clothing and accessories brand Peruvian Connection, which Annie Hurlbut launched in 1976. Much like Garger, Hurlbut’s vision is intrinsically tied to a sense of place. As an anthropology student at Yale, she was drawn to the vibrant, hand-woven mantas and ponchos she discovered in traditional Cusco markets. Her points of reference have always centered on ethnographic textiles, such as al

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paca fiber, silk, and Pima cotton, and while her prints are richly layered, they can easily be mixed and matched. Garger worked with Hurlbut to design home products that uphold Peruvian Connection’s visual narrative. “One of my strengths is helping people like Annie find synergy in brand identity, taking the Peruvian inspiration and translating the aesthetic to home products,” he says. The two bedding collections, called Magnolia and Botanica, feature mixed-print sets of cotton sateen sheets and duvets, woven and knit alpaca throws and pillows, printed velvet pillows, and matelassé cotton coverlets with shams. As of July, the products are available online and at eight retail locations across the U.S. and in London. “Stavros was an inspiration to work with,” says Hurlbut. “He immediately understood our concept of mixing prints in the bedding collection and instinctively connected with our aesthetic. He helped us select fabrics and finishes, and more importantly, sourced all of the production for us. He brought my vision to life.”

Above from left: The guest bedroom sports a framed, circa-1900 Greek textile and two of Garger’s pillow designs; the third-floor terrace boasts sleek pieces in Marimekko’s Kivet fabric. Opposite page: The dining room includes a vintage Murano chandelier, a silkscreen by Yiannis Moralis, and Klismos chairs designed by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Saridis.

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Above: In the guest bedroom, Garger layered a bamboo ladder with a Navajo blanket and various milagros and ex-votos. Right: His master bedroom features Fortuny fabrics on the bed, while the couch includes a center pillow with Indian Zardozi goldwire embroidery. The antique secretary is Austrian Biedermeier. Left: Pieces from his collection for Peruvian Connection, which takes cues from Peruvian culture.

Garger’s own vision for his Fort Lauderdale home began with a quest for light. He points out that one of the reasons he and Quintana chose this property was because of its abundant natural light and embrace of the South Florida setting. “The many windows allow for a constant exposure to the lush environment outside,” he notes. “I am struck by light; it is very important to me. We love to sit in the outdoor atrium garden with a drink and just enjoy our new life.” When it comes to interior design, Garger takes a page from his textile process, culling inspiration from his travels and passions to craft a deeply personal space. “I’d like to imagine that you can easily understand my character by observing the contents of my environment,” he explains. “My collection of books and artwork prevail in every room so that, no matter what room you are in, you can get lost in a book or ponder something creative.” 62

The home as a whole is an über-sleek pastiche of contemporary and vintage furnishings wrapped in a patina of bold masculinity. There’s also a seamless blend of contemporary art, multicultural relics, and Garger’s textiles. The living room, for example, boasts a captivating Verga chandelier from Wired Custom Lighting that illuminates his family’s collection of 1950s Athenian reproduction pottery. The same wall features an original Michael Lekakis drawing, offset by a 1960s sculpture by an unknown artist and zebra-printed pillows of Garger’s own making. Garger does not shy away from mixing objects that have divergent points of view; in fact, he enjoys observing the tension or harmony that such combinations can elicit. The living room’s suite of modern furniture—including a set of Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs by Knoll— adopts new meaning when juxtaposed with the Water Saddle blanket (based on an antique Navajo design) hanging in the background. “Bringing objects into my home from different places continues to remind me of a particular experience that I enjoyed or something inspirational that I thought I could use as a reference for my design concepts,” Garger says. “I also like to surround myself with things that describe my

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I AM DRAWN TO INTERIORS THAT TRULY REFLECT THE PERSONALITY OF THE INHABITANTS. THIS SPACE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE OVER TIME, JUST AS WE DO.”. —STAVROS GARGER values, such as materials, colors, forms, workmanship, and cultures.” The guest bedroom is another area that subtly evokes Garger’s personal and professional history. His zebra pillows reappear on the bed, paired with his yellow alligator boudoir pillow. The same hues are reflected in a minimalist silkscreen and a Greek embroidered textile from 1900. On the opposite side of the room sits a bamboo ladder dressed in a Phase III Navajo blanket, a sandalwood beaded throw, an American Indian turquoise and silver belt, and antique silver milagros and ex-votos (religious charms and offerings) from Mexico, Brazil, Greece, and Sicily. This vignette in particular exemplifies Garger’s approach to collecting. Whether it be cultural mementos or art, he looks at these acquisitions not just as decoration but as items that make you think, that inspire discussion and speak to who the collector is as a person. He applies the same thoughtfulness to the textiles and home goods he makes, knowing full well that, ultimately, these intimate creations will play a part in someone else’s story. “I am drawn to interiors that truly reflect the personality of the inhabitants,” he says. “This space continues to evolve over time, just as we do.” «

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EDUCATION GUIDE

The following section presents helpful information provided by prominent private schools in our area. All listings include a brief synopsis of the schools’ achievements, curriculum highlights, and many important details that families look for when selecting the best education for their children. This handy resource is designed to help you make informed decisions at a glance.

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CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL

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-Grades: 9th - 12th -Denomination: Catholic -Tuition Range: $10,800 - $12,700 -Students: 1,200 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1 2900 NE 47th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954.491.2900 cghsfl.org

Established in 1961, Cardinal Gibbons has spent nearly 60 years building a reputation of excellence as a Roman Catholic, college preparatory school. Our 18-acre campus is located in the Coral Ridge residential area of Ft. Lauderdale and features modern academic and athletic facilities. Cardinal Gibbons has a diverse array of course offerings, allowing our students to pursue their academic interests at various levels, including Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment. Thanks to our outstanding curriculum and faculty, our graduates are well prepared for college and attend some of the country’s most competitive colleges and universities.

PINE CREST SCHOOL FT. LAUDERDALE -Grades: PreK - 12th -Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $23,960 to $35,150 -Students: 2,664 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1 1501 NE 62nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 954.492.4100 pinecrest.edu

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True to tradition and inspired by innovation, Pine Crest School offers a research-based, challenging curriculum complemented by arts and athletics. We believe that building social and emotional competencies in a safe, secure, and inclusive learning environment is fundamental to our students’ success. Pine Crest classrooms foster creativity and innovation, giving students opportunities to practice ethical thought leadership and to become curious, adaptable learners. Our goal is to send our graduates out into the world as leaders who know their strengths and who have the courage to challenge norms, break barriers, and move forward with confidence. #PCFutureReady

PINE CREST SCHOOL BOCA RATON -Grades: PreK - 8th -Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $23,960 to $32,330 -Students: 2,664 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1 2700 St. Andrews Boulevard Boca Raton, FL, 33434 561.852.2800 pinecrest.edu

True to tradition and inspired by innovation, Pine Crest School offers a research-based, challenging curriculum complemented by arts and athletics. We believe that building social and emotional competencies in a safe, secure, and inclusive learning environment is fundamental to our students’ success. Pine Crest classrooms foster creativity and innovation, giving students opportunities to practice ethical thought leadership and to become curious, adaptable learners. Our goal is to send our graduates out into the world as leaders who know their strengths and who have the courage to challenge norms, break barriers, and move forward with confidence. #PCFutureReady

THE PINE SCHOOL -Grades: K - 12th -Denomination: Non-Denominational -Tuition Range: $15,400 - $24,500

(The Pine School’s generous Flexible Tuition Program makes this investment affordable for all families)

-Students: 360 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 12350 SE Federal Hwy. Hobe Sound, FL 33455 772.675.7005 thepineschool.org

The Pine School is a college preparatory, day school that serves students Kindergarten through Grade 12 on a beautiful 142-acre campus (the largest in Florida) in Hobe Sound. Highlights include students being selected for the prestigious Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant (the only school in Florida), an award-winning Arts Program with students being selected as Best Visual Artist at the mARTies Awards and for national photography exhibits, a thriving K-5 program that focuses on creative problem solving, and Athletics with numerous teams competing at the Regional & State level. The Pine School also boasts Personalized Digital Portfolios to track growth and success – an excellent tool to complement our College Counseling Program that has seen 92% of our graduates receive acceptance to their top-choice college. The Pine School - “Education At Its Most Exceptional”

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CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL SALUTES THE TOP TEN PERCENT OF THE CLASS OF 2020 AS THEY CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

William Gonzalez Yale

Michael Colantuno Boston College

Camila Jaramillo University of Chicago

Jillian Malinsky University of Florida

Martina Schapira Northeastern University

Andres Zaldivar Northeastern University

Thomas Tight University of Pennsylvania

Merit Hajdic U.S. Naval Academy

Emily Maguire University of Florida

Brendan Wentworth University of Florida

Gabriel Feliciano-Munoz John Hopkins

Megan Skinner University of Florida

Madison Gilman University of Pittsburgh

Nicole Borowski University of Florida

Kelly Mahon University of Florida

Alexa Nelson University of Florida

Catalina Ruiz University of Michigan

Alexandra Bascombe University of Florida

Carly Baracco University of Florida

Teagan Duenkel Florida Atlantic University

Alexandra Leclerc University of Toronto

Payton Kadivar University of Florida

Ramon Delgado Purdue University

Julia Moffa Florida State University

Jack Limperis University of Florida

Andrew Neclerio University of Florida

Sophia Fandino Florida State University

Juliana Rios Montclair State University

Jessica Gomez University of Florida

Ryan Pallack University of Central Florida

College acceptances for the Class of 2020 include: American University, Auburn University, Barry University, Baylor University, Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Emory University, Flagler College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hofstra University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Montclair State University, New York University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Purdue University, Rollins College, St. Thomas University, University of Central Florida, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Michigan, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Toronto, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University.

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SPACE OF MIND -Grades: 1-12 and Space of Mind (SOM), a modern schoolpost-secondary gap year house, is based in Delray Beach and has been redefining education through social -Tuition Range: homeschooling for students, families, $29,950-$35,000 and communities since 2004. Designed

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for students in grades 1 to 12, as well as post-high school graduates, SOM is a boutique educational experience for our global and social world. Programs focus on full and part-time in-person schoolhouse programs, individualized home education curriculum, extra-curricular enrichment, and college admissions, as well as private and group coaching, classes, workshops, travel, educational consulting, and professional development.

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SPANISH RIVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL -Grades: PreK3 - 8th -Denomination: Presbyterian -Tuition Range: $3,732 - $9,964 -Students: 525 -Student-Teacher Ratio: Low 2400 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.994.5006 spanishriverchristianschool.com

Accredited by Christian Schools of Florida and Middle States Association; a ministry of Spanish River Church, educating the whole child, spiritually, academically and socially; challenging curriculum; state-ofthe-art technology, 1:1 mobile devices in middle school, computer labs; competitive robotics; video productions; interscholastic sports; band, chorus, drama; character-building programs; after school enrichment. Gold Seal preschool program. We are enriching minds, engaging hearts and empowering leaders to impact the world for Christ.

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Oceanic’s design captures the enchantment of the sea.

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Fresh CATCH Change is afoot for Pompano Beach’s culinary scene. One of the town’s latest additions is Oceanic at Pompano Beach Pier, an eyecatching, two-story, waterfront restaurant that mimics the look of an ocean liner. Stunning views outside parallel the restaurant’s interior, where a sophisticated aqua backdrop and a 700-piece fish mobile evoke a distinct sense of place. LM Restaurants’ Lou and Joy Moshakos, the husband-and-wife duo who previously owned Seafood Shanty in Deerfield Beach, are behind the beach-chic restaurant. “Pompano Beach has evolved tremendously in just the past few years, with people flocking from all over to visit the new Pompano Beach Fishing Village,”

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says Lou Moshakos. “Before it was mostly bars. Now it’s become a true destination anchored by Oceanic and, very soon, our sister restaurant, Lucky Fish Bar & Grill.” Executive chef Brian Cantrell helms the locally sourced, seafood-driven menu, which features such highlights as walnut-and-rosemary-crusted salmon and a Peruvian ceviche that’s bursting with flavors of serrano, coconut, mango, mint, and orange. There’s also the fresh catch of the day, prepared grilled or blackened, and wild-caught, seasonal whole fish grilled with lathorigani (a

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Greek method of cooking with olive oil and oregano) and served with ancient grain rice and seasonal veggies. Land options are also aplenty, including everything from tender steak filets to baby back ribs dressed in North Carolina pitmaster Ed Mitchell’s secret rub and sauce. (oceanicpompano.com) FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2020

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Hosting a gathering is simple when the menu is a breeze. Here, two area chefs share their favorite dishes to whip up for the season.

GRILLED SUMMER TRUFFLE AND BURRATA PIZZA LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE “Everyone loves pizza and backyard grilling,” says Jeff Pfeiffer, executive chef of this Fort Lauderdale hot spot. “You don’t need to heat up your house by having your oven set at 500 degrees to do this, and it will set your barbecue/pizza night apart from the norm.” While truffles may sound extravagant, Pfeiffer notes that summer truffles from Burgundy can be relatively easy on the pocketbook. “Specialty shops will sell these beauties for around $20 to $30 apiece, and they elevate this dish to incredible heights.” (buckheadrestaurants.com)

« LOBSTER PASTA | BURLOCK COAST “Even in warmer weather, pasta is always a hit, and this dish delivers with fresh, light flavors and a creamy sauce that isn’t overpowering or too heavy,” says executive chef Paula DaSilva of Burlock Coast in The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale. This pasta is ideal for spring or summer and best when Florida lobster is in season. (ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale) INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6) 1 qt. lobster stock (can substitute lobster broth or any seafood base from your local market) 1 qt. heavy cream 4 oz. truffle oil 1/4 lb. Brie, cut into chunks 1-1 1/2 lbs. dry or fresh pappardelle pasta

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Reduce the seafood stock or broth in a large saucepot until reduced by 3/4 of the original amount, leaving about a cup of liquid. Add the cream and truffle oil and reduce by 1/4 until the sauce has thickened. Remove pot from heat, add the Brie, and let it steep for 20 minutes. Use an emersion blender, or a regular blender, to puree the sauce. Strain through a fine strainer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Boil pasta according to package directions. Divide into portions and serve the sauce over the pappardelle. Burlock Coast serves the pasta with butter-poached lobster, spinach, tomatoes, and asparagus. It also goes great with mushrooms. You can substitute shrimp as well.

INGREDIENTS (YIELDS 8 SLICES) 1 cup crème fraîche 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 whole egg 8 oz. pizza dough, stretched to 12-14 inches 4 oz. fontina, shredded

3 cups baby arugula 4 oz. fresh burrata Greek honey White truffle oil Fresh cracked black pepper Summer Burgundy truffles

To make the sauce, whip together the crème fraîche, lemon juice, and egg and refrigerate. For the pizza, chef Pfeiffer prefers using a gas grill as the even heat eliminates a huge variable. Place a pizza stone on the grates and set the burners to medium-high heat. Allow the grill to heat, covered with the stone inside. When the grill is up to around 500 degrees, remove the lid and place stretched dough on the stone. Brush the crust with a little olive oil. Ladle 4 oz. of the crème fraîche sauce onto the middle and sprinkle with fontina. Replace the cover on the grill with vents open and cook until the underside of the crust is brown and cheese is bubbling, about 7 to 9 minutes. Using a couple of large metal spatulas, transfer the pizza to a platter or board. Cover with baby arugula. Rip the burrata into 8 pieces and spread over the pizza. Generously drizzle honey over it. Pour a wisp of the truffle oil over the pizza and season with black pepper. Thinly shave as much black truffle as you like, and slice to serve.

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EDITORS’ PICKS

POSTQUARANTINE MEALS Ann’s Florist Coffee & Wine Bar Daphne Nikolopoulos, Editor in Chief I miss the smells at Ann’s Florist Coffee & Wine Bar. It’s the only place in Fort Lauderdale where the aroma of Panther coffee brewing competes with the fragrance of roses and peonies. Then there’s the scent of fresh-baked croissants and lavender honey macarons. It’s enough to send your olfactory sense into overdrive, especially when combined with Ann’s splendid sights (who doesn’t want to be surrounded by flowers?) and tastes (best cappuccino and pastries in town). I’m so ready for that sensory experience. (annsfloristlasolas.com)

Shooters Waterfront Melissa Puppo, Managing Editor I’ve been longing for the return of a lively brunch with friends at Shooters Waterfront. Sitting on the patio, gazing upon the Intracoastal, is half of the joy; the other is reserved for my favorite brunch staple: the lobster eggs Benedict. Shooters’ all-youcan-eat weekend buffet doesn’t disappoint either, with a spread featuring a carving and custom omelet station, waffles, bagels, sushi, and pastries. Plus, you can’t go wrong when you toast with mix-and-match bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $20. (shooterswaterfront.com)

Bombay Darbar Mary Murray, Executive Editor During the quarantine, I found myself craving some seriously good Indian food and the thrill of dining in any environs other than my home—preferably somewhere with a full bar. Bombay Darbar can satisfy both desires. This Miami-based eatery opened a second location on Las Olas last year, bringing authentic cuisine (think four types of biryani, still-sizzling tandoor dishes, and to-die-for naan) to the city’s most bustling thoroughfare. I’m particularly excited to visit during the weekday happy hour when $5 bites are available alongside $6 cocktails. (bombaydarbar.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) $$ BIG CITY TAVERN The aroma of house-made breads, pastas, and desserts combined with rustic, tavern-style interiors evoke an inviting atmosphere. 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bigcitylasolas.com) $$ CANYON The bold flavors of Southwest, Asian, and Latin American cuisines blend in Canyon’s famous prickly pear margarita and shrimp tostada. 1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (canyonfl.com) $$$ COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT The dishes on the menu are all crafted to pair perfectly with one of the 60 wines bottled for the restaurant. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2568 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (chwinery.com) $$ DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Founded in Dallas, Dickey’s brings the joys of Texas barbecue to South Florida. 23 S. Pointe Drive, Dania Beach (dickeys.com) $ DUNE A stunning dining room hosts imaginative coastal dishes like Spanish sole, spiny lobster tail, a petite filet, and a rack of lamb to share. 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (dunefl.com) $$$ THE FOXY BROWN Offering nouveau American cuisine at its finest, Foxy Brown has a neighborhood-like feel with big-city taste. 723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (myfoxybrown.com) $$

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) $ GOOD SPIRITS FIFTH & FED Enjoy beautifully plated creations served in a mid-century designed space in Victoria Park. 476 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (goodspiritsrestaurant.com) $$ HARDY PARK BISTRO This local favorite for lunch and dinner has an ever-changing menu featuring everything from the HPB Burger to chicken schnitzel. 21 SW 7th St., Fort Lauderdale (hardyparkbistro.com) $$ THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWNER An evening out is complemented by a casual meal at this New River– adjacent landmark. 10 S. New River Drive E., Fort Lauderdale (thehistoricdowntowner.com) $$ PELICAN LANDING Luring patrons with a menu that brings new flavor to old favorites, satiating drink specials, and unprecedented views of the Intracoastal, this popular bar is an ideal hangout spot after a day on the boat. Pier 66 Marina, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (pelican-landing.com) $$ 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) $$ THE ROYAL PIG PUB & KITCHEN This gastropub boasts elevated classics and a weekend brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (royalpigpub.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2020

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THE POPCYCLE BAR What began as a couple selling popsicles out of a tricycle up and down the boardwalk in St. Maarten has evolved into The PopCycle Bar. Forced to relocate to South Florida following Hurricane Irma, Amanda and Guillaume Millot-Ferrier continued their business of blending fresh fruits and turning them into gourmet pops in kid-friendly and adult-only variations. Their creative concoctions range from the Popstafari (strawberry, mango, kiwi) to the CBD-infused Vanilla Matcha and the alcoholic Pineapple Chili Lime Margarita, made without additives. The pops are sold online and at local haunts such as Chops + Hops. You can even rent The PopCycle tricycle for special occasions. (thepopcyclebar.com)

TO TRY MORELIA GOURMET PALETAS The family behind Morelia Gourmet Paletas has opened its first Broward locale in Hollywood, offering a wide variety of Mexican popsicles. The concept is as simple as picking your popsicle flavor (such as Sicilian pistachio or pineapple mint) then choosing your dipping flavor (think dark chocolate, caramel, and cookie butter) and toppings (i.e. peanuts, sprinkles, and graham crackers, to name a few). Signature add-ons include a riff on s’mores, complete with torched marshmallow fluff. Morelia has more than 100 combinations to choose from, so let your imagination run wild. (paletasmorelia.com)

SHOOTERS WATERFRONT This dockside icon serves brunch, lunch, and dinner to legions of faithful patrons and epicurean travelers. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (shooterswaterfront.com) $$ TAP 42 Rotating daily drink specials, live music, and a diverse menu make this taproom-restaurant an ideal place for a gastronomical rendezvous. 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (tap42.com) $$ TOP HAT DELICATESSEN This old-school deli offers everything from knishes, Reubens, and reinvented dishes alongside decadent desserts. 415 NE 3rd St., Fort Lauderdale (tophatftl.com) $$ TOP ROUND SoCal flavor finds its home between two buns at this sandwich shop, where the meats are slow roasted for 10 hours and the custard is made fresh. 35 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (eattopround.com) $ YOT BAR & KITCHEN A 360-degree view of the New River inspires the locale’s nautical interiors, fresh menu, and adventurous cocktails. 2015 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale (yotlmc.com) $$

ASIAN ASIA BAY SUSHI & THAI This elegant, riverfront dining destination offers Japanese and Thai dishes as well as creative sushi rolls. 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (asiabayrestaurants.com) $$ BOMBAY DARBAR Intoxicating spices perfume the air and rich Indian masalas, curries, and kormas beset the tables at this Las Olas jewel. 1521 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bombaydarbar.com) $$ 74

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) $$ CHRISTINA WAN’S MANDARIN HOUSE Christina Wan continues her family’s legacy of bringing traditional Chinese cuisine to South Florida, some with unorthodox flair. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (christinawans.com) $$ THAI SPICE No tour of South Florida’s culinary triumphs would be complete without a meal at this delightful Pan-Asian destination. 1514 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thaispicefla.com) $$

ITALIAN CAFÉ VICO Owner Marco Vico Rodrigues knows there’s no better way to welcome his guests than with a kind smile, superior service, and to-die-for pasta. 1125 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (cafe vicorestaurant.com) $$ CAFFÉ EUROPA A go-to spot for lunch or dinner, Caffé Europa’s Calabrian-inspired fare is perfect for sharing with friends and family. 910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (caffeeuropalasolas.com) $$ 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) $$$ IL MULINO CUCINA Luscious saffron-infused pasta is a standout on this menu of classic Italian fa-

vorites. 1800 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (ilmulinofl.com) $$ NOODLES PANINI In addition to the restaurant’s namesake menu items, the homemade mozzarella, braised beef short ribs, and special fish dishes are made-from-scratch must-haves. 821 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (facebook.com/noodlespanini) $$ PIZZA CRAFT The pizzeria’s “00” flour, imported charcuterie, house-made mozzarella, and sizeable bar selections are the stars of the wood-fired show. 330 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale (pizzacraft pizzeria.com) $$ SCOLAPASTA BISTRO Family is at the heart of this farm-to-table Italian bistro that puts a contemporary twist on its Old World heritage. 3358 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale (scolapastabistro.com) $$ SERAFINA TRATTORIA ITALIANA Candlelit views of the Middle River, toothsome pasta dishes, and a spectacular vino selection promise a romantic evening at this Victoria Park nook. 926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (serabythewater.com) $$ SETTE BELLO RISTORANTE Settle into a seat at chef Franco’s fine-dining locale, where delectable Italian fare makes patrons feel right at home. 6241 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (settebellofla.com) $$

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) $$

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CARLOS & PEPE’S Colorful motifs and authentic Mexican-American fare have earned this laid-back eatery a reputation all its own since 1979. South Harbor Plaza, 1302 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (carlosandpepesfl.com) $$ EL CAMINO Margaritas and Mexican soul food are a sure bet at this resto, where patrons can choose between two happy hours. 817 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (elcaminoftlauderdale.com) $$ 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) $$

SEAFOOD 15TH STREET FISHERIES & DOCKSIDE CAFE Old Florida charm is palpable at this Lauderdale Marina favorite that features spiny lobster tail and seared diver scallops. 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale (15streetfisheries.com) $$$ ARUBA BEACH CAFÉ The magic of Caribbean flavors meets the idyllic Florida coastline at this beachside seafood shack. 1 Commercial Blvd., Lauderdale-bythe-Sea (arubabeachcafe.com) $$

BILLY’S STONE CRAB Stone crab is king at Billy’s, but guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner featuring fresh, locally caught Florida sea fare. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood (crabs.com) $$$ BLUE MOON FISH CO. Chef-owners Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham dream up Louisiana-inspired delicacies at their upscale dining room along the Intracoastal. 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdaleby-the-Sea (bluemoonfishco.com) $$$ BOATYARD Come for the “Hook to Table” seafood and and stay for the photo-worthy lofted ceilings, oar chandelier, and abundant natural light. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (boatyard.restaurant) $$$ LOBSTER BAR SEA GRILLE An artful concept from the inspired culinary creations to the ultra-chic coastal contemporary dining room, this luxe experience is one to remember. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (buckheadrestaurants.com) $$$ SEA WATCH ON THE OCEAN A nostalgic nod to Old Florida, this landmark eatery has been serving some of Broward County’s finest fruits de mer for more than 45 years. 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (sea watchontheocean.com) $$ WILD SEA OYSTER BAR & GRILLE A stellar raw bar and responsibly sourced seafood are the mainstays at this luxe-meets-nostalgic dining room. River-

side Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (wildsealasolas.com) $$$

STEAK HOUSE THE CAPITAL GRILLE Renowned for dry-aged cuts, this high-end chain offers a luxurious dining experience. 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thecapitalgrille.com) $$$ CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Brazilian rodízio finds its place on Las Olas, with fountains and flamebearing lamps welcoming diners. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (chimasteakhouse.com) $$$ 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) $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Specialty cuts of Prime beef, an impressive wine portfolio, and New Orleans–inspired cocktails set a splendid scene for any special occasion. 2525 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (ruthschris.com) $$$ STEAK 954 This coastal alcove’s menu is studded with decadent dishes, while the dining room features a jellyfish tank. W Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (steak954.com) $$$

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A splash of color now adorns the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach’s skywalk along A1A. The resort commissioned Ruben Ubiera to create a vibrant piece of public art, and he answered with Aqua Vida. Betta fish and hibiscus flowers swirl together in a Technicolor background that’s done in a “post-graffism” style, which Ubiera has described as “a new kind of urban art” and “an eloquent evolution of what’s happening on the streets with graffiti and the like.” The mural, he says, is inspired by diversity: “One color is easy to judge, to like or disregard, but once you’re staring [at] all colors in a larger-than-life rainbow, with all hues carefully arranged for contrast, it’s hard to deny its coordinated, organic beauty. Our differences, all together, [are] what make us strong.” (urbanpopsoul.com)

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