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THE WELLNESS ISSUE

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FEATURES 32 / LIFE OF THE PARTY TV personality Kavita Channe hosts a chic dinner party to salute her latest professional endeavor: winemaking By Linda Marx

42 / THE ART OF RELAXATION

FLI’s comprehensive roundup of area spas and their coolest offerings

50 / MIND DOES MATTER

Embark on a journey to find inner peace with our showcase of local mindfulness events and businesses By Angela Caraway-Carlton

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The Fort Lauderdale home of Kavita Channe

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MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM SALUTES OUR

2020 TOP DOCTORS Top doctors are independently selected to appear among a prestigious group of local physicians chosen by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated’s Top Docs. Memorial Healthcare System proudly sends congratulations to all physicians who have been named Top Doctors in 2020.

Walif Aji, MD Cardiovascular Disease William R. Alexis, MD Interventional Cardiology Yoav Barnavon, MD Plastic Surgery Marcelo J. Barrionuevo, MD Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility Bruce H. Braffman, MD Diagnostic Radiology Christopher J. Brooks, MD Plastic Surgery Shirley Chen, MD Critical Care Medicine Alexandru R. Constantinescu, MD Pediatric Nephrology & Kidney Transplant

Kenneth M. Gelman, MD Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility

Jennifer T. Pollak, MD Female Pelvic & Reconstructive Surgery/Gynecology

Steven B. Gittler, MD Pulmonary Disease

Jose F. Ramirez, MD Pulmonary Disease

Michael L. Glassman, MD Ophthalmology

Jessica Ritch, MD Gynecology

Allan C. Golding, MD Interventional & Imaging Endocrinology

Jonathan Roberts, MD Interventional Cardiology & Cardiovascular Disease

Marc Z. Hammerman, MD Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert E. Rothfield, MD Plastic Surgery

Atif Hussein, MD Medical Oncology

Frank G. Scholl, MD Pediatric Cardiac Surgery & Heart Transplant

David Jassir, MD Otolaryngology Michael H. Jofe, MD Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Cortelli, MD Cardiac Surgery

Jeffrey B. Kaner, MD Gastroenterology

Richard E. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery

Larry A. Latson, MD Pediatric Interventional Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Max K. Dweck, MD Cardiovascular Disease Paula A. Eckardt, MD Infectious Disease Mark S. Fishman, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Jeremy Gallego Eckstein, MD General & Bariatric Surgery Christopher J. Gannon, MD Surgical Oncology

Jason E. Levine, MD Plastic Surgery Michael J. Mckenzie, MD Family Medicine Alan K. Novick, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Juan Plate, MD Cardiac Surgery

Christopher R. Seaver, MD General Surgery Sunay Shah, MD Interventional Cardiology & Cardiovascular Disease Mitchell E. Stern, MD Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine Martha Taboada, MD Pediatric Endocrinology Seth C. Tarras, MD Neurology Francisco A. Tarrazzi, MD Thoracic Surgery Frederick N. Wittlin, MD Medical Oncology Ming-Lon Young, MD Pediatric Electrophysiology

Looking for a Doctor? Call our Physician Referral Service toll-free at 800-944-DOCS or visit MHS.net/Physicians. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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DEPARTMENTS 8 / FROM THE EDITOR 10 / LOG ON New on fortlauderdaleillustrated.com

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24/SEVEN 13 / METAMORPHOSIS Dania Beach is in the midst of a retail, dining, and hospitality renaissance

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Bonnie Clearwater’s vision for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

STYLE 23 / THE LOOK Fashionable gifts for Mother’s Day ASHLEY MEYER

EAT + DRINK 79 / DINING

Four Broward County green markets to check out this summer

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Tips for disconnecting, plus an innovative treatment to try now

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The Genesis G90 is the ultimate marriage of luxury and affordability

At YOT Bar & Kitchen, brunch is best enjoyed with a water view, a cool breeze, and decadent French toast

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PHOTOGRAPHER: JERRY RABINOWITZ MODEL: KAVITA CHANNE LOCATION: CHANNE’S FORT LAUDERDALE HOME

ESCAPE 30 / HIGH ROAD

26 / JEWEL BOX Embrace the tortoiseshell trend

28 / BEAUTY

Clean products to refresh skin

Four creative margaritas to make at home on Cinco de Mayo, a chic teahouse sure to charm mom this Mother’s Day, and an intro to one of the culinary world’s most philanthropic chefs

SEEN 84 / SOCIAL SNAPSHOTS Events with HomeSafe, the South Florida Institute on Aging, HANDY, and the Humane Society of Broward County

PARTING SHOT 88 / COMING ASHORE

Sea turtle nesting season arrives in South Florida

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FROM THE EDITOR

Show of hands: Who has learned a ton over the past few weeks? During this unprecedented threat to our health, and to everything we hold dear, we’ve had to quarantine, learn to live alone together, make do with a lot less, and generally figure things out as we went along. But we’ve also had to stop and think about our actions. Was everyone around us safe? Did a friend or neighbor need our help? Were there supplies we could share with someone in need? If there was one positive thing about COVID-19, it was this coming together of community. Every cloud, as they say, has a silver lining. No one knows this better than moms. As schools and businesses were shuttered, moms had to get extra resourceful to keep children healthy, happy, and engaged. On Instagram, I watched my friends map out days to precision so as to keep a sense of normalcy. Moms and kids cooked together, decorated T-shirts, worked on puzzles, invented new games in the backyard. At our house, we tasked our 11-year-old twins with helping us renovate our garage apartment. They frowned at first, but when they got into a rhythm, they had a huge sense of accomplishment (and some extra spending money). It’s amazing how much you can do, and how creative you can get, when the daily routine gets disrupted. In this issue, powerhouse Kavita Channe invites us to her chic Fort Lauderdale abode for a dinner party with friends. The sportscaster and TV personality has recently added “winemaker” to her resume, and her guests experienced the fruit of her labor, a lovely rosé inspired by her travels in Provence. Meet Kavita and take time to “stop and smell the rosé” in “Life of the Party” on page 32. As we contemplate a post-coronavirus world, nothing is more vital than self-care. In “The Art of Relaxation” (page 42), we present our favorite ways to rejuvenate and destress at local spas. While many of these spots may be closed due to the crisis, they will soon reopen—and we’ll need them more than ever. Also timely is our feature on mindfulness, “Mind Does Matter.” In challenging situations, the best thing we can do for ourselves—and those around us—is to stay centered and present. Learn how, on page 50. Be well, friends!

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24/SEVEN METAMORPHOSIS

Discover Dania Beach Dania Beach is evolving, and its treasure trove of exciting openings merit a visit. One such locale is Dania Pointe, a new mixed-use, 102-acre destination for retail, dining, and living. Local food favorites such as TooJay’s and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill await alongside shopping outposts by Lucky Brand, Pandora, and Kabana, to name a few. Families can celebrate life’s fun moments with a trip to Bowlero (a bowling, arcade, and sports bar) or the Regal Cinemas movie theater set to open in fall. A Tipsy Salonbar, Niché Med Spa, Youfit, and more round out the offerings. Here are three additional highlights to check out now: Padrino siblings. The eatery’s vibrant, authentic cuisine with a twist can be paired with a Pinar del Rio, made with “Old Cuban” Havana Club Añejo rum, fresh mint, lime juice, and Angostura bitters topped with sparkling wine. (padrinos.com) Avery Dania Pointe: Those who want to work, stay, and play in Dania Beach can do so at Avery Dania Pointe, an eight-story luxury apartment complex with 246 units. Amenities range from a fitness center, yoga studio, and private theater to a pool and a party room with a catered kitchen. (averydaniapointe.com) —Melissa Puppo

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Oldies but Goodies WHILE YOU EXPLORE THE NEW, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THESE DANIA BEACH STAPLES

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Fresh from a top-to-bottom, multimillion-dollar renovation is Le Méridien Dania Beach at Fort Lauderdale Airport. The 245-room hotel features subtle nods to Fort Lauderdale’s isles, visible in the lobby design replete with terrazzo flooring and a custom oculus chandelier that parallels star constellations. (marriott.com) Le Méridien’s proximity to the airport makes it a go-to destination for out-of-towners, but locals should plan to stop by Toro Latin Kitchen to savor cuisine by chef Richard Sandoval. The Pan-Latin concept celebrates the convivial dining culture of Central and South America with vibrant, shareable small plates like Spanish octopus anticuchos and oxtail and bone marrow toast. (torodaniabeach.com) Adjacent to Toro is La Biblioteca, an intimate retreat stocked with an outrageous collection of tequilas, mezcals, and agave spirits. The cozy nook resembles a library with leather books, reading lamps, and a tequila “library card” that patrons use to place their order at the bar. Opt for a cocktail from the menu or put your trust in the bartender and allow him or her to mix up a libation based on your tasting preferences.

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Coming in at 800,000 square feet is the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), a mecca for all things home, attracting designers, architects, decorators, dealers, and the public. Tour showrooms from high-end brands like Edelman Leather, Dedon, and The Rug Company for fabulous inspiration. (dcota.com) Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor is a Dania Beach landmark serving sundaes, malts, and frosted floats. Its flashy sign has caught the attention of locals for 63 years, but it’s the variety and over-the-top menu items—including lunch and dinner—that keep them coming back for more. Order the Original Kitchen Sink (available for parties of four or more) to watch soda jerks create a massive dessert on-the-fly. (jaxsonsicecream.com) LauderAle is South Florida’s only nano-brewery, home to 30 rotating small-batch creations like “I Got Lost on the Way Here.” Stop by to enjoy a cold one and stay for the outdoor, dog-friendly beer garden that features daily food trucks and live music. Wednesdays are trivia night, while Sunday mornings are reserved for beer yoga. (lauderale. co) —M.P.

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EXPERIENCE LAS OLAS

EXPERIENCE WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BREATHE AGAIN. To stroll among art galleries, unique shops and boutiques. To share lunch, dinner or cocktails at al fresco bistros, gastropubs and superb restaurants. To be pampered at the salon. Come discover a little bit of paradise in the heart of Fort Lauderdale and the uniqueness that is Las Olas Boulevard.

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24/SEVEN LOCAL GUIDE

SUMMER Markets

Broward County is teeming with green markets offering delicious fruits, vegetables, and artisan goods. Support local farmers and culinary creatives with a visit to these four summer markets around town. By Melissa Puppo

FARMERS, ANTIQUES, AND ARTISAN MARKET

WHEN TO GO: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through June 27 MUST-TRY: Father & Daughter Inc. for vegan and keto baked goods in addition to fresh granola.

One of the newest markets in Fort Lauderdale is the Farmers, Antiques, and Artisan Market, which commands the 2-acre green space known as Las Olas Oceanside Park at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Visitors will come across an array of market fare like produce, orchids, handmade jewelry, crystal sun-catchers, and more from nearly 40 vendors. Make a day of it by arriving at 8:30 a.m. for yoga in the park. After working up a sweat, hydrate with a freshly squeezed juice. Weekly vendors range from Mediterranean Delights for Middle Eastern foods to Mozzarita for fresh cheeses. (myfortlauderdalebeach.com)

PLANTATION FARMERS MARKET Connect with the community by visiting Volunteer Park for its weekly Plantation Farmers Market. Spend time with your family while in search of organic produce and other delicacies like homemade hummus, fresh breads and olive oils, cheeses, dips, WHEN TO GO: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round and more. Be sure to check out MUST-TRY: The Big Bow-Wow Lip Smackin’ Good Honey, Crafted Hamburger, Sausage, Peppers, House Jam & Jellies, and Cookieand Hot Dogs for grilled licious to curb your sweet tooth. delights perfect for summer consumption. (plantation.org)

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YELLOW GREEN FARMERS MARKET As the largest farmers market in South Florida, the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood is best known for its diverse inventory. Get there early to snag a parking spot and peruse more than 300 booths selling everything from vegan soaps and potted succuWHEN TO GO: Saturlents to mini Oreo Nutella pies days and Sundays from from Pink Pie. Aromatic aromas 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., yearwill lure you outside to sample round international cuisine from MUST-TRY: Exotic Juices for juices that can be lay- vendors like Choripan, which ered together to create serves up Argentinian empanayour own colorful concocdas and chorizo sandwiches. tion with flavors such as mango and dragon fruit. (ygfarmersmarket.com) 16

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SOUTHWEST RANCHES FARMERS MARKET While it’s quite the drive for those who reside east of I-95, this farmers market is worth the journey. Located on the edge of the Everglades on South Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches Farmers Market greets WHEN TO GO: Tuesday to Friday guests with a bounty of raw, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and organic, and local goods. Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round Think farm-fresh eggs, artiMUST-TRY: In-season produce is what’s on tap at this farmers san loaves of bread, tasty market, so stop by in the morning treats, and more. (swrfarmers to get the best of that day’s crop. market.com)

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WELLNESS Wonders Try something new for the benefit of MIND and BODY

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The next big trend in antiaging is cryotherapy. During this treatment, the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for short intervals of time, typically in an enclosed chamber. South Floridians interested in giving it a spin can do so at iCRYO in Fort Lauderdale. Here’s what you need to know before you go. (icryo.com)

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The benefits: The noninvasive therapy can accelerate recovery and decrease inflammation throughout the body. After a few minutes, users might feel more energized and experience a noticeable decrease in muscle and joint pain. Other potential advantages can include increased metabolism, better sleep, and headache and migraine relief.

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Additional treatment options: Beyond the standard whole-body chamber method, guests can also try out services including IV infusion (vitamin and hydration therapy targeting a variety of ailments such as chronic fatigue) as well as compression therapy and time in an infrared sauna. Our pick: The Cryo Facial specifically focuses on the face while providing antiaging and skin-rejuvenating benefits. During the 10- to 12-minute treatment, cold temperatures cause blood vessels to contract and dilate, thus improving oxygenated blood flow to the skin’s surface.

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Turn off push notifications. While getting updates on what's happening in the world is helpful at times, it’s also distracting. If you're constantly checking your phone for news updates or social media likes, you're not getting much focus time, which is essential for completing tasks, goals, and even dreams.

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Bring paper back. People often read on a Kindle, but reading from a paper book allows for time and space away from the screen.

Unsubscribe from what isn’t serving you. Take the time to unsubscribe from the newsletters that clutter your inbox, serve you no purpose, and distract you.

Make your bedroom a “no-tech zone.” You most likely use your phone as an alarm, which can be detrimental. The moment you look at the screen, you become plugged into emails, text messages, missed calls, and other notifications. Consider going old school with an alarm clock and save the cell for outside the bedroom.

Ban devices at dinner and all tech from the table. Use table time to have real face time; be present and have meaningful conversations with your friends and loved ones.

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Custom Mediterranean beachfront home located only steps from the beach. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, bright and light. This large 4 bed 4 bathroom home is great for entertaining. Oversized master, private office, pool view. Over 4275 sq. ft. of living space, perfect inside and out. 2 car garage. Offered at $2,765,000.

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Renovated interior point lot home. 226’ deep water frontage, able to accommodate 2 yachts & equipped with a boat lift, pool, outdoor bar & spa. 5 bedrooms, updated kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, stainless steel built-in Miele coffee system with a gas range & eat-in kitchen. Large formal separate dining area, fireplace & 3 car garage. Offered at $2,999,999.

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Southern exposure with 75 ft. of water frontage. Only a few homes from the Intracoastal. This 5/5 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. G! IN D N PE

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3 bedroom, 3 bath with 100 ft. of dockage on a wide canal & 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.

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Over 3500 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 cook top, 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. Over sized 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. Offered at $1,199,999.

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spanning from Miami to Palm Beach with our museum in Fort Lauderdale in the center.” When setting her goals for the NSU Art Museum, Clearwater decided to reposition it as both a community center and a visual arts mecca with international appeal. To accomplish the former, she introduced initiatives that engage area residents, such as field trips for Broward County public schools, a new educational program for teens, and free First Thursdays Cosmic Cavern Closet 32, Kenny “Starry Nights” public events. Scharf, 2014 The South Florida arts community and its prominent collectors have also played a large role in growing the museum’s permanent collection, which Clearwater believes is one of its biggest draws within the global art scene. The NSU Art Museum, which relocated to its current, Edward Larrabee Barnes– designed building in 1986, boasts a diverse collection with highlights that include pieces by top Latin American artists and the country’s

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Bonnie Clearwater’s roots in South Florida run deep, but her love of visual art runs even deeper. “I was born into an art family and I’ve been making art since I was a child,” says the native New Yorker. “I’ve been working in the art field my entire life.” After earning art history degrees from New York University and Columbia University, Clearwater embarked on a career path that would lead her to Miami at a time when the city’s burgeoning arts scene was in its infancy. Following a 16-year tenure at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, she turned her sights toward Fort Lauderdale, accepting the role of director and chief curator at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in 2013. While she hadn’t planned on making a move, she found the prospect of building the museum’s audience in Broward County and beyond too exciting of a challenge to pass up. She explains that she adopted the “idea that I hadn’t left Miami but instead had extended the South Florida art scene northward,

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largest groupings of works by American realist William Glackens and the post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA collective. Given her dual role as director and chief curator, Clearwater has aimed to establish a distinct curatorial identity. “In meeting with our board and curatorial team, it was very clear that the collections were really what was unique about the museum,” she says. “The plan was not only to use our collections in our exhibitions, but to use the subjects of those collections to define the kinds of exhibitions we would present.” As of press time, the NSU Art Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Please contact the museum directly for updates.) However, all of its special exhibitions can now be viewed virtually through its website. Just another example of how the museum is bringing much-needed art to its community. (nsuartmuseum.org) «

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Perfect MATCH By Katherine Lande When children begin to express an interest in fashion, the apple usually doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mom’s closet becomes a dazzling source of inspiration and a sense of style blossoms. Recognizing the desire for moms to coordinate with their kiddos, Oscar de la Renta recently launched a campaign dressing real mother-daughter duos. The looks, available online at oscardelarenta.com, pair elegance with playful innocence, highlighting the unbreakable bond between mother and child. Turn the page for more Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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STYLE NOTES OBJETS D’ART: Select unique, giftable trinkets and accessories that tell a personal story. SELF-CARE: Pamper her with health, wellness, and beauty care packages. PUPPY LOVE: Don’t forget to honor the moms of your favorite four-legged friends. LIPS ARE SEALED Leather logo lipstick holder necklace in sunset yellow ($290), Gucci, The Webster, South Beach, Bal Harbour OSCAR DE LA RENTA Maria Dueñas Jacobs, founder of children’s accessories line Super Smalls, wears mommyand-me looks from Oscar de la Renta with her three daughters.

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L.M. Wilde said, “When we honor the Earth, we honor ourselves.” Well, caring for the planet has never looked so good. Crueltyfree formulas, recyclable packaging, and nontoxic, organic ingredients lead the charge in this clean beauty roundup: Care Skincare Soft Sweep Micellar Cleanser + Toner ($24, careskincare.com); Esscentials Good Morning! Moisturizer with orange zest and peach blossom ($25, amazon.com); Crunchi Sunlight Daily Facial Moisturizing SPF 30 Sunscreen ($48, crunchi.com); Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer with Bakuchiol ($60, sephora.com); Soleil Toujours Organic Cocofleur Hydrating Antioxidant Mist ($34, soleiltoujours.com); and Care Skincare Tireless Retinoid Night Serum ($45, careskincare.com). —Abigail Duffy

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Hair-loss science has progressed very rapidly in recent years and there have been several recent medical advancements that are improving the quality of hair restoration. A few of the cutting-edge treatment options to consider with your hair-restoration physician include minimally invasive, permanent, no-linear-scar follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplants; VIP|FUE “no-shave” hair transplants; PDOgro implanted polydioxanone threads; high-density platelet-rich plasma (HD-PRP) with extracellular matrix (ECM); and low-level laser therapy such as the award-winning Bauman “Turbo” LaserCap

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With its new G 90 FLAGSHIP, Genesis redefines what a true LUXURY SEDAN should be By Howard Walker

Architectural rock star Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.” With that philosophy in mind, I’m sure Wright would have loved this flagship 2020 G90 from Genesis. After all, it positively brims with life’s luxuries without skimping on all those necessities—such as wheels. And much as Wright strived to achieve during his prolific 70-year career, the G90 makes one heck of a design statement. Okay, let’s get that 800-pound gorilla out of the way first. Naturally, I’m referring to the grille. Love it or loathe it, it does command as much attention as a Mack truck in a china store. And that’s exactly the point:

PRICE: FROM $73,195 ENGINE: 3.3-LITER TWINTURBO V-6 POWER: 365 HP TORQUE: 376 LB-FT TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC 0-60: 5.4 SECONDS TOP SPEED: 155 MPH LENGTH/WIDTH: 205/75 INCHES WEIGHT: 4,800 POUNDS WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE, REGARDLESS OF PRICE, THERE ARE FEW MORE LUXURIOUS WAYS TO GET FROM POINTS A TO B.

Genesis wants this new G90 to get noticed, to stand out from the crowd, to start a conversation. Not that in-your-face grilles are anything new in the automotive world these days. BMW’s swollen kidneys on the latest 7 Series have become almost comically ginormous. Lexus’ spindle on the LS? It’s about as subtle as a plane crash. Ditto the chrome-infused maw on Audi’s A8. But I do like the diamond-pattern surface of the G90’s twinkling-chrome grille. It’s a motif repeated throughout the car, from the leather stitching inside to the headlights to the 19-inch alloys. And what awesome wheels they are. Complex, ornate without being cheesy, and total head-turners, they look like something you might spy on a $200-grand Mercedes-Maybach. In keeping with its flagship status, the G90 is a whopper. Stretching 205 inches bow to stern, it’s up there in size with such driveway hoggers as the Lexus LS, BMW 7, and Audi A8. But in the G90, almost every inch is dedicated to enhancing the comfort of those lucky enough to be ensconced inside. Take the rear seats, for example, which are nothing less than fully reclining La-Z-Boys. Slip off your Guccis, close your eyes, and

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you’ll be at grandma’s house before you know it. Select the Ultimate package, and those rear loungers will come equipped with cooling and massage functions; the right seat will even boast an extendable footrest. Overall, the cabin’s quality and craftsmanship verges on Bentleyesque. There are acres of quilted Nappa leather, brushed-aluminum accents, and truly gorgeous open-pore wood. Genesis engineers also strived to create a pin-drop-quiet oasis by installing triple-sealed doors, insulated acoustic glass, and layer upon layer of sound-hushing materials. Out on the street, the big G throws off any pretensions of sportiness with a single-minded focus on noise-canceling refinement and silent running. The two engines available—a range-topping, 5.0-liter, 420-hp V-8, plus a 3.3-liter, twin-turbo, 365-hp V-6—are both kings of calm, propelling the G90 at triple-digit velocities with barely a murmur. Our Porto Red tester came with the turbine-smooth V-6, and in the 600-plus miles I shared with it over one blissful week of driving, I never lusted after the V-8. For all its refinement, the V-6 packs a mean punch. Mated to an alert,

l FOLLOW HOWARD WALKER’S THE WHEEL WORLD BLOG ON FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM super-smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic, it will rocket the G90 from standstill to 60 mph in a brisk 5.4 seconds. Yes, there’s a Sport setting to sharpen throttle response, add weight to the steering, and adjust the front seat side bolsters for added support. But, when it comes to highend long-distance travel, leave it in Comfort for an ultra-serene ride. To many, the real appeal of this flagship Genesis is going to be its competitive pricing. The range starts with the 3.3T at $73,195, with allwheel drive adding $2,500. The big 5.0 V-8 stickers at $76,695—many thousands less than the German competition. Add the fact that Genesis has snatched the top spot in the 2020 J.D. Power vehicle dependability study, and the new G90 has a lot going for it. Frank Lloyd would probably agree that this could well be the “Wright” choice. «

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Kavita Channe hosts a chic dinner to mix and match her diverse group of friends while celebrating the wonders of fine wine By Linda Marx Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

Tackling new projects presents exciting growth challenges for Kavita Channe, a Fort Lauderdale–based freelance sports and entertainment TV personality, philanthropist, and new winemaker. “I never knew anything about the various positions I accepted,” says Channe. “I found things that interested me and quickly learned. I’m a jumper.” The gregarious, London-born Channe moved with her parents to Coral Springs at age 5. “I knew early on that I wanted to create, entertain, and perform,” she continues. “I was outgoing and felt my greatest talents and opportunities were in front of the camera.” In 2003, after studying broadcasting and business at the University of Florida, Channe was cast in the first season of Fox’s Paradise Hotel, a reality show filmed in Acapulco and Los Angeles. “They wanted me to move to Los Angeles, and because I was interested in visiting there, I agreed to relocate,” says Channe. “I was a cast member but was more fascinated with what the TV host and production crew were doing.” After a year in Los Angeles, Channe returned to Fort Lauderdale. Shortly 32

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after, she co-founded The Procurer, a luxury celebrity concierge and marketing firm. When a client asked her to do red carpet interviews at his popular Miami club, she jumped at the chance and soon found herself chatting with basketball great LeBron James and other notables like Paris and Nicky Hilton, Sofía Vergara, and Joe Francis. The experience proved invaluable—building her confidence and acting as an entree into celebrity coverage and sports broadcasting. By 2011, Channe had started a YouTube channel, 1st Down N Dirty, which she used to present a series of athlete interviews that took viewers into their exclusive world. This endeavor resulted in stints hosting The CW Network’s VIP Television; covering nationally televised high-school football and Florida Panthers games for Fox Sports; serving as a sideline reporter for the Jacksonville Jaguars; and co-hosting the Jacksonville talk show The Chat. “In addition, I did lots of freelance work, including radio programs and public speaking, learning something new every day,” she says. Her career blossomed with a variety of small roles on HBO’s Ballers, VH1’s Baller Wives, and TLC’s Designing Spaces, as well as in the 2013 film Exposure alongside Corey Feldman. Recently, she played a socialite addicted to pain pills in an experimental, 14-minute film called Dependence, directed by British filmmaker Aneel

Channe’s posh home boasts a sleek, contemporary vibe with pops of purple, a reliance on geometric shapes, and a curated selection of mid-century modern furniture pieces. For the event, the hostess wore a matching maxi skirt and crop top from Lulus.com, paired with turquoise earrings she purchased in St. Tropez.

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spired by Barbara Walters and her legendary interviews.” These projects are folded into Channe’s maternal life. She is raising her two small children—Micah, 2, and Maverick, 11 months— with their father, Jon DeLuca, a board member of Subway restaurants and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation. (DeLuca’s late father,

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Ahmad. Slated for release later this year, it features six interwoven stories about the many forms of dependency, such as love, drugs, work, and interpersonal relationships. This fall, Channe is planning to launch, host, and coproduce an annual TV series profiling the “seven most-fascinating people” in South Florida, she explains. “I have always been in-

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Fred, cofounded Subway and set up the foundation.) “We are a modern family in that we are not married, however, we still spend quality time together with our children,” says Channe. “We care for each other a lot and get along great, and that’s most important.” For her next career move, Channe sought something she could primarily do from home. She turned to her long-time passion for wine and, once again, threw herself into the unknown, becoming hands-on in the development of Channé Rosé, inspired by her travels in Provence. “I love wine and wanted to improve on the rosé wines I have had, so I went to France and met with winemakers,” says Channe. “I work with a lovely family of winemakers near St. Tropez, and we have developed my dry, crisp, and clean rosé that people can carry from happy hour to summer dinners in the Hamptons or winter meals in Aspen.” When Channe recently invited an eclectic mix of friends over for dinner in her contemporary home designed by Fort Lauderdale architect Todd Chase, she made a “Channe St. Tropez” signature drink: a mix of Channé Rosé, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, La Croix, lemon juice, and a lemon slice. “I love bringing unique groups of people together to break bread, drink fabulous wine and Champagne, and celebrate life,” says Channe. “It’s important to take time, stop, and smell the rosé.”

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A runner of eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus garland, and white garden roses adorned the long dining table. Hexagon dinner plates, rose gold wine glasses, shot glasses, rose gold flatware, and quartz crystal napkin holders, created by designer Bianca Boie, completed the setting.

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Right: Channe’s home brings the outdoors in. Below: The signature drink of the evening was the “Channe St. Tropez.” Bottom left: Kelly Jones, Aimee Cooke, Hope Ruby, and Julius Jones mingle on the pool deck of Channe’s waterfront home.

Hope Firestone, a former banker who helped Channe pick grapes in St. Tropez, now works with her on the Channé Rosé brand, which is sold online and in Florida, Georgia, and New York. “Kavita knows a lot of diverse people and likes to network over food and wine,” says Firestone. “We love the French family’s vineyard setting and learned how well they pair [wine with] food, so she wanted to try it in her own house.” Channe is a veteran at hosting “Dining for a Difference” events. About four times a year, she

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gathers 40-plus guests at a local restaurant for a five-course tasting with pairings while raising awareness and money for various South Florida organizations. She has partnered in different capacities with the American Heart Association, Broward Public Library Foundation, HANDY, and Miami Diaper Bank, and serves on the board of 2-1-1 Broward. “I have been to Kavita’s wine events in restaurants,” says Garret Bushong, founder of Dips Bone Broth. “She is bubbly, loving, and commands the room with an ability to connect with anyone with her positive vibe.” As they entered the spacious pool and patio area facing a canal leading to the Intracoastal, each guest received a goblet of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a pink rosé biscuit sprinkled with sea salt and rose petals. Set to a soundtrack of French music and situated against a backdrop of boxwood walls, waterfalls, and banana-leaf-motif furnishings, the scene felt like something straight out of the 1969 French film The Swimming Pool. “Kavita is the hostess with the mostess,” marvels Julius Jones, a former NFL running back with the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and New Orleans Saints. “She is generous and well-known, and her house is breathtakingly beautiful.” Following some alfresco conversation, Channe invited everyone inside for a fourcourse dinner she had planned with Fort Lauderdale chef Lenore Nolan Ryan. Party attendee Bianca Boie, who designed the home’s white-and-cream interior, explained that the

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Kavita is a special person who is inspirational, passionate, and enthusiastic about everything she does.” —Jeremy Nickel

spare decor was a resultant combination of Channe’s love of bringing the outdoors in and her penchant for dominant geometric shapes, as well as a “spiritual mix of crystals and purple amethyst sculpture.” “Kavita is a strong personality and an intelligent girl with good taste,” continues Kobi Karp, a Miami architect and environmental designer. “She is an inspirational person by nature, so Kavita is all about the emotional aspects of decorating a home.” The long, wooden dining table, situated under a rose quartz and crystal raindrop chandelier, showcased a fresh runner of greens with seeded eucalyptus, Italian Ruscus garland, and white garden roses from Ann’s Florist

on Las Olas Boulevard. The place settings included hexagon dinner plates from Next, rose gold wine glasses from Amara, shot glasses from Wild Eye Designs, rose gold Anthropologie flatware, and quartz crystal napkin holders custom created by Boie. The meal began with a Petrossian trio: Veuve Champagne paired with Kaluga Huso caviar on a blini with crème fraîche and chive; Channé Rosé with Kaluga caviar atop spaghetti, butter, and chive; and vodka with Ossetra caviar and homemade potato chips. The second course included a duo of lamb noisette topped with red curry spinach, and potato-crusted halibut with pomegranate beurre blanc glaze. Many dishes incorporated Channé Rosé.

“Like a painter, I took a blank canvas and did wine tastings to see how well I could cook with Kavita’s rosé, which has a bright, effervescent flavor profile,” says Ryan, the chef. “I wanted to show that rosé is more than an afternoon drink.” Dessert was also a trio: a Channé Rosé– poached peppered pear served alongside a tarte tropézienne with raspberry sauce made with Channé Rosé and lace Florentine cookies with chocolate ganache. A final course of French baguettes and assorted cheeses— Cambozola blue cheese, creamy California Cowgirl goat cheese, and semi-soft French Alpine cow’s milk cheese—added another touch of European delight.

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Opposite page and above: Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan’s menu featured a trio of caviar creations, as well as potato-crusted halibut with a pomegranate beurre blanc glaze and lamb noisette topped with red curry spinach. Many dishes used Channé Rosé as an ingredient.

As the evening came to a close, attendees raved about the food and wine with more kudos to Channe’s hospitality in her exquisite, though unpretentious, home. “Kavita is a special person who is inspirational, passionate, and enthusiastic about everything she does,” says Jeremy Nickel, owner of The Vineyard House in Napa, California, and a second-generation vintner. Compliments like these make Channe tick. She wants her friends to depart feeling like the event was a one-of-a-kind experience that they will long remember. “I like it when guests say they love the food and wine,” she says. “It gives me the energy to keep going.” «

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ONE OF THE KEYS TO LONGEVITY IS SELFCARE, AND THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO IGNITE THE SENSES THAN WITH A SOOTHING TRIP TO THE SPA. WE’VE SCOUTED A HANDFUL OF THE TOP RESORTS AROUND TOWN OFFERING AHH-MAZING TREATMENTS AND A MORE HEDONISTIC APPROACH TO STRESS RELIEF. HERE, WE OUTLINE SEVERAL OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR R&R PERSONALITY.

The intimate Pure Spa at Pelican Grand Beach Resort features numerous Zen spaces for finding inner calm, such as hanging chairs overlooking the water in the relaxation room.

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Waterfront vistas create a relaxing oasis at Pelican Grand Beach Resort.

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Himalayan Salt Stone Treatment This indulgence at Pelican Grand Beach Resort’s Pure Spa is ideal for those in need of deep relaxation. Upon arrival, slip into a robe and slippers before the innovative healing technique begins. The massage incorporates warm salt stones that help replenish minerals lost from prolonged stress, while also bringing your mind and body back into balance. After, find your way to the outdoor terrace to sip on warming lavender rose tea. Sounds of crashing ocean waves below will further invigorate your spirit. (spa.pelicanbeach.com)

MD Alpha Beta Facial Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa abounds with amenities, including a steam room, sauna, and Whirlpool, in addition to a spacious co-ed lounge with access to a private saltwater pool. Continue the pampering with the MD Alpha Beta Facial that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. It also treats blemishes, dark spots, and redness. Fast-acting ingredients such as glycolic, lactic, and malic acids as well as green tea extract will leave you ready to face the day—not to mention your colleagues and clients. (marriottharborbeach.com) LIZ ORDOÑEZ

Relax in the Jacuzzi before a treatment at Spa Atlantic.

Enjoy laid-back tranquility at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

Detox Clay Wrap Recharge after a long workweek with a visit to Spa Atlantic at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Unwind in the sauna and steam room before indulging in the Detox Clay Wrap, a full-body experience featuring a bentonite clay–based body mask that aims to absorb toxins in the body. When the mask is applied, you’ll soak in all its benefits while cocooned in warm sheets. A pressure-point scalp massage, a quick rinse, and a nourishing skin enhancer to lock in moisture follows. (atlantichotelfl.com/spa) 44 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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The Away Spa offers ample quick-fix treatments.

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Probiotic Beauty Cocktail Fight dryness and more with the Probiotic Beauty Cocktail that will take your skin from dull to dewy. Heavenly Spa by The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort offers this facial that begins with the LaFlore Probiotic Cleanser, which bursts with ingredients like perilla seed oil and washes away impurities so your aesthetician can perform full-face extractions. LaFlore’s Daily Defense Moisturizer and Probiotic Serum Concentrate leave skin supple and fresh. Moms who are looking for an additional wow factor can also add on lip and eye treatments. (westinfort lauderdalebeachspa.com)

The Conrad Spa carries an Aromatherapy Associates spa line.

Rasul Clay Massage The Spa at Auberge Beach is known for indigenous ingredients, tropical elements, and results-driven treatments—and the Rasul Clay Massage is no exception. This Turkish-inspired ritual features three detoxifying clays: rasul or rhassoul clay, which is sourced from Morocco and helps nourish the skin; magnesiumrich kaolin clay that deep cleans, exfoliates, and softens; and the charcoal masque, a purifier that draws out oil, dirt, and bacteria from clogged pores. After the clay portion, rinse off and savor a full-body massage. (aubergebeachspa.com)

Quick Fix Massage Get a lot from a little with a trip to W Fort Lauderdale’s Away Spa. Work out those kinks with a 10-, 25-, or 50-minute Quick Fix neck, back, and shoulder massage in an express massage chair—the perfect spa alternative for moms on the go. If time permits, continue with a 10-minute “polish up” mani or pedi. Or, make a pit stop for a 15-minute Bright Eyes session, inclusive of a triple-action eye revitalization that addresses dark circles and puffiness. (wfortlauderdale.com)

Unwind Treat yourself to the Unwind experience at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach’s Conrad Spa. Prep with a 10-minute steam before making your way to the quiet room where a tea bar (try the organic vanilla rooibos), fresh-cut fruit, confections like macarons, and chilled wine await. A deep inhale of the aromatic Revive Morning scent (a blend of grapefruit and juniper) kicks off the session, which targets the universal stress zones of the upper body, neck, face, and scalp while you are guided into a tranquil meditation. (conradfortlauderdale.com/spa) FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | MAY/JUNE 2020

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Water elements take center stage at the Diplomat Beach Resort’s Spa + Wellness.

Activity Recovery The Ritz-Carlton Spa recently renovated its amenities, making it the ideal place to take advantage of “you” time. If you’re a tennis or golf player—or like to run on the beach—you need to book Activity Recovery, a tension-relieving massage that eases tight muscles. It culminates with a soothing foot soak and exfoliation in addition to a back exfoliation and back, foot, and leg massage. (ritzcarlton. com/fortlauderdale)

Recover Massage Choose between a one-hour or a one-anda-half-hour session at Conrad Fort Lauderdale’s Conrad Spa for a Recover Massage. What makes this a standout is the spa’s De-Stress Muscle Gel and Oil, which is renowned for its ability to release pain and tension. While a deep-tissue massage is the main focus, the method is what makes things worthwhile; your therapist will start with a lighter pressure then slowly increase throughout the massage to address stiffness and soreness. (conradfort lauderdale.com/spa)

Herbalistic Ritual Massage Now open after an aesthetic refresh, The Diplomat Beach Resort’s Spa + Wellness offerings embody the eight elements of fire, water, earth, air, nature, ice, light, and darkness. After entering, take in ocean views in the waterfront sanctuary and prepare for healing lifestyle rituals like the Herbalistic Ritual Massage. This

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treatment blends a duo of CBD products to reduce inflammation and alleviate muscle tension. The 80-minute process provides ample time to work on any serious knots and discomforts you may be experiencing. Patrons receive personalized “spa-scriptions” after a session and can purchase products geared toward holistic health. (diplomatresort.com)

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vitamin c resurfacing treatment Vitamin C is known to inhibit melanin production and improve skin radiance, so unleash its full potential with the Vitamin C Resurfacing Treatment at SiSpa at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. This correcting facial restores collagen and reduces signs of aging, leaving you red-carpet ready. After an evaluation of your skin type, the aesthetician will use either a marine peel, which reduces signs of aging, or a vitamin C enzyme peel, which is ideal for sun-damaged skin with hyperpigmentation. (sispa pompano.com)

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Cleansing Ceremony Perched seven floors above the Atlantic, The Ritz-Carlton Spa boasts a menu dotted with ESPA products that speak to the spa’s calming ocean setting and Florida’s beloved native oranges. We recommend decompressing in the Jacuzzi on the pool deck before relaxing into the Cleansing Ceremony. Ice mitts, used in a full-body exfoliation, stimulate circulation, while a lymphatic drainage massage detoxifies. The 80-minute journey is the ultimate bikini precursor as it targets areas prone to cellulite, fluid retention, and uneven skin tone. (ritzcarlton.com/fortlauderdale)

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Coconut Water Body Drench Ritual The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach’s Heavenly Spa launched its full seasonal menu, and one thing is for certain: They’re nuts about coconut. Take advantage of full-day spa access when you book a treatment, and you’ll be greeted with either fresh coconut water or a pineapple coconut rum cocktail. Choose the Coconut Water Body Drench Ritual to reap the benefits of the thirst-quenching fruit. All-over body exfoliation with deep pore– cleansing fruit enzymes and a crushed coconut shell scrub gives way to a leave-on coconut water body masque that stimulates elastin and collagen production. As if it couldn’t get better, warm Fijian coconut oil envelops your hair and scalp. The session can be extended from 50 to 80 minutes with the addition of a back, neck, and shoulder massage or reflexology. (westinfortlauderdalebeachspa.com) FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | MAY/JUNE 2020

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort plays backdrop to The St. Somewhere Spa balcony.

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Papaya Body Dream The lovely aroma of coconut welcomes you at the sky-high Pure Spa by Pelican Grand Beach Resort. While the indoor relaxation room, replete with hanging chairs overlooking the beach, is stunning, the outdoor treatment room—usually reserved for couples’ massages—is the spa’s pièce de résistance, with expansive ocean views that will elicit instant nirvana. Pure Spa is one of only two U.S. facilities to offer the luscious Papaya Body Dream, wherein a natural papaya body product from Swedish brand Maria Akerberg is painted onto the body. While that soaks into the skin, you’ll receive a silky-smooth foot massage and a hot towel wrap. The glow up continues with a salt scrub applied on top of the papaya, a foil wrap, and a scalp massage. A hot shower and body cream end the sybaritic session. (spa.pelicanbeach.com)

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Ocean Immersion Reap the ocean’s benefits with a trip to the Atlantic Hotel & Spa. The Ocean Immersion uses marine ingredients to promote overall well-being, beginning with a body exfoliation of freeze-dried seawater crystals and algae-derived alpha hydroxy acid that leaves skin feeling smooth and soft. A Moroccan oil–infused scalp massage takes this experience to next-level calm. An invigorating massage follows, complete with mineral-rich seawater and seaside plant oils to target specific pressure points. (atlantichotelfl.com/spa)

Reflexology According to the ancient practice of reflexology, certain spots on the feet correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body, and when pressure is applied, those organs heal through energetic pathways. The St. Somewhere Spa at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort offers reflexology, which can have mood-lifting results and other wellness advantages, such as improved circulation and swelling alleviation. Guests at the 11,000-squarefoot getaway can utilize the steam room, scrub room, or rainfall showers before their treatments. (margaritaville hollywoodbeachresort.com)

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Warm quartz sand beds at The Spa at Auberge Beach aid in physical and mental rejuvenation.

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Reiki The idea behind Reiki, which originated in Tibet, is to heal through the power of energy while identifying natural imbalances. After a brief overview with a therapist at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, you will rest atop a warm bed with your legs elevated and a pillow under head. He or she will then slowly begin at your crown and work down the body to balance your seven chakras, including the third eye, heart, and root. Acting as a vessel of energy, the therapist will gently lay his or her hands on you, during which time you’ll drift into a meditative state for the 50-minute transformative treatment. (marriottharborbeach.com)

Quartz Massage and Private Access Consciousness Session The Spa at Auberge Beach is equipped with a self-guided vitality ritual featuring a sound lounge, salt cave, sauna, steam, and deluge. Afterward, partake in the Quartz Massage and Private Access Consciousness Session. During the former, you’ll lay on a bed of warm quartz sand, choose an aromatherapy scent, and let go for 50 minutes as your masseuse works out knots and releases pressure. What makes this massage a standout is the use of heated Himalayan salt rocks that heal discomforts. You’ll later receive personalized access consciousness, wherein a professional will work with 32 bars of energy that run through and around the head. It’s a therapeutic session that will leave you with greater mental clarity, increased motivation, restful sleep, and heightened awareness. (aubergebeachspa.com) « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | MAY/JUNE 2020

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MINDdoes MATTER IN BROWARD COUNTY, THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO BRING A SENSE OF AWARENESS AND SERENITY TO YOUR DAILY LIFE AND SELF-CARE ROUTINE

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Zen Mind Space in Fort Lauderdale offers a variety of activities that promote mindfulness, such as crystal therapy, deep meditation while sitting in zero-gravity chairs, and kids’ classes that explore therapeutic play.

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Depending on when you pop into Zen Mind Space in Fort Lauderdale, you may see adults kicked back in zero-gravity chairs, seemingly floating as an instructor rhythmically leads them through a deep meditation. At other times, you might be greeted by a group of children sprawled across yoga mats, working through their emotions by pretending to be a roaring lion. The eco-chic lifestyle studio is the brainchild of Marla Reis, a licensed psychologist who extended her private practice into a one-stop studio where people of all ages can engage in mindfulness. “We’re trying to stress that mindfulness is a critical foundation of general wellness, not something you do when everything goes wrong,” says Reis. “If someone is looking for basic stress management, which I believe is everyone these days, we can create a customized program, or they can join individual classes.” In a world where technology constantly demands our attention and news headlines scream threats of war and viruses, we could all use a little mindfulness. In simple terms, mindfulness is the ability to calm and focus a busy mind—to be present in the moment—and there’s sturdy science behind it. While it’s rooted in Buddhism, mindfulness gained traction in the late 1970s when Jon Kabat-Zinn launched his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since then, thousands of studies have documented its physical and mental health benefits. “Research shows that when you use different approaches to create mindfulness, it can move you out of mental processes associated with anxiety or depression,” explains Reis. “Anxiety is often fear of the future, while depression

can mean being stuck in the past, so the ability to bring yourself into the present moment allows you to move forward in a positive way.” Reis and her daughter, Brooke Veingrad, curate a roster of weekly classes based on that science, including guided meditation, yoga, crystal therapy, and reiki (energy healing). Reis touts research that sound healing creates profound changes in the brain, so classes often end with a sensory experience like blowing an ancient wind instrument called a didgeridoo around participants, its intense vibration reverberating through the body. Unique to the studio are mindfulness classes for kids, where instructors teach children between the ages of 3 and 10 how to effectively deal with their emotions by guiding them through yoga poses, breathing exercises, or therapeutic play. “From being sad to angry, we’ll show them specifically how to address these emotions,” says Reis, “so the emotions don’t wind up controlling them.”

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sound healing sessions to deep relaxation yoga, as well as weekly workshops based on everything from setting boundaries to mindful eating. “This is different than a Buddhist or spiritual center,” says Gisclair-Sullivan. “It doesn’t have any dogma attached to it besides the practice of sitting in meditation.” The studio also offers several yearly cruises to relaxing destinations like Alaska and the Caribbean, where guests can engage in nature walks and mindfulness-based practices. “There is power in mindfulness because we get back to taking care of ourselves,” explains Gisclair-Sullivan, “and then we have more to give to those around us.”

Swing by Meditate: School of Mindfulness in Wilton Manors on a Thursday night, and you’ll peep a small class intently splashing paint onto blank canvases. The studio/school doubles as a gallery and offers a meditation art class that sells out weekly. It begins in an intimate room dotted with comfy couches and chairs, where participants can lie down or wrap up in a blanket, as owner/hypnotherapist Bill Gisclair-Sullivan leads them through a short meditation. From there, artist Mike Rocheford helps participants create an art piece based on what they saw or felt during the meditation. “I call it art therapy because I don’t worry about anything,” says Jack, a regular of the class, as he paints streaks of yellow that he saw during meditation. “I don’t think about work or home.” Meditate hosts an array of classes, from guided meditations to powerful 52

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The mind-body connection also extends to nature, with numerous studies citing the positive mental health impacts of spending time in the great outdoors. The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing,” is the act of soaking up the sights and sounds of nature with the intent to center yourself and make a genuine connection with the world around you. Broward County residents and visitors can practice a distinctly South Florida spin on forest bathing at the newly constructed Marti’s Meditation Garden in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. Named in honor of the late Marti Huizenga, who spearheaded the project, the meditation garden is tucked away in a peaceful spot overlooking the Intracoastal. It’s fitted with a stone maze that subtly forces visitors to focus while walking it. Plans are also in the works to hold tai chi, meditation, and yoga classes in the garden. “People come to Birch to walk and jog the nature trails or to kayak, but we noticed that many just want to sit and look at the water, so we felt the meditation garden was necessary,” says Gale Butler, executive director of Friends of Birch State Park, who practiced forest bathing when she lived in Japan years ago. “When in nature, you tend to slow down and enjoy the natural surroundings.”

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Whether or not you believe in the effects of a full moon on behavior, enjoying yoga by moonlight is another easy way to practice mindfulness. Yoga educator Lisa Pumper hosts a $10 moonlight yoga class for the community on Fort Lauderdale Beach the day before and of a full moon. During the events, which range from one to two hours, yogis of all levels relax on towels and blankets as Pumper coaches them through yoga postures—sometimes timed to the moon rising over the ocean. “Nature is such a powerful way to become more mindful,” says Pumper, who also leads weekly sunrise and sunset beach yoga classes and even offers

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SHOOT FOR THE MOON mindfulness workshops for companies who want to provide stress relief for employees. “This experience captures all of your senses and creates a reconnection to nature and the earth.” Farther north, more than a hundred people gather on the sand each month for a beautiful full moon ceremony at the Pompano Beach Pier. Led by yoga teacher and reiki master Samantha Marcum, the ceremony begins with a brief meditation, before participants release flowers into the rolling ocean. “It’s a symbol of all that we do not wish to carry into the next moon cycle,” explains Marcum, who’s been leading the ceremonies with Rich Gausman for the last five years. Once the flowers float away, participants sink back into the sand while the sounds of a symphonic gong and crystal singing bowls wash over them.

Another way to reset the mind: float weightlessly in a tank of saltwater without sound or light to distract you. Float therapy, or “floating,” has gained momentum over the last few years, with devotees—including NFL quarterback Tom Brady and comedian Joe Rogan—reaping its calming benefits. After much success at their Float8 location in Deerfield Beach, husband-and-wife team Destiny and Matt Beck are opening a Fort Lauderdale location this summer. “Matt and I were both experiencing burnout from our jobs, and we found that flotation therapy was one of the best ways to alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia,” says Destiny Beck. The new location will boast four float rooms, including one with a deluxe cabin where two people can float together. The individual float pods contain 180 gallons of water with a thousand pounds of Epsom salt. The mixture measures 10 inches tall, and its temperature is the same as the user’s external temperature, resulting in a feeling of weightlessness and a deprivation of the senses that encourages maximum mindfulness. During a session, you’ll drift for 60 minutes in complete darkness and silence, with the goal of reaching a deep level of mental and physical relaxation. «

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Ahmed F. Osman Florida Heart Rythym Specialists, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-678-9531 flahrs.com

David M. Steiman Broward Health Plantation 954-236-8511 browardhealth.org

Kenneth R. Fromkin Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5290 my.clevelandclinic.org

David E. Perloff Tenet Florida Physician Services Fort Lauderdale 954-523-3422 tenetfloridaphysicianservices.com

Jonathan Vafai Tenet Florida Physician Services Delray Beach 561-637-0500 tenetfloridaphysicianservices.com

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Matthew Moore, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S. Neurological Surgeon

Voted Top Doctor every year since 1999, Dr. Moore is a leading specialist in South Florida for complex neck, low back, and brain problems that ultimately may require surgery. He was the first CyberKnife-trained neurosurgeon in Broward County and frequently can offer this cutting-edge treatment, including using lasers, over traditional operations. Most neck and back surgery patients are up walking the same day without pain. An honors graduate of Harvard College, Moore also attended Yale Medical School, where he received an award for his thesis in neuroregeneration. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he was chief resident and the Harvey Cushing Fellow. Dr. Moore has expertise in a variety of benign and malignant brain and spine tumors. He also commonly performs the latest microscopic

surgeries for neck and lower back pain caused by herniated discs and arthritis. He also is the founding director of the first JCAHO-approved Spine Care Center in South Florida. For more than 10 years, his group was the team physician for the Miami Dolphins and local NHL Players’ Association. The group, Neurological Surgery Associates is conveniently located in midBroward County, east of I95 in Lighthouse Point. Dr. Moore also frequently provides expert witness testimony and IME’s for accident cases throughout the country. When evaluating treatment options for patients, Dr. Moore strives to choose what is right for the individual and considers the following question: “What would I do if the patient were my mother or father?”

1821 NE 25th St. // Lighthouse Point, FL // 954-771-4251

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Yoel Vivas Yoel Vivas, MD, FHRS Delray Beach 561-303-3491 vivasmd.com Daniel Weitz Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-772-2136 holy-cross.com David Wolinsky Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Alan A. Zelcer Bethesda Hospital East Delray Beach 561-495-7230 bethesdaweb.com CRITICAL-CARE-MEDICINE

Shirley Chen Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-265-9976 mhs.net DERMATOLOGY

Latanya Benjamin Ciocca Dermatology Miami 305-273-7998 cioccadermatology.com Sari Fien Skin Center Fort Lauderdale 954- 491-0562 skincenter.com Barry I. Galitzer Skin Center Fort Lauderdale 954-500-7546 skincenter.com Jason Green Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center Deerfield Beach 954-947-4500 drgreenderm.com

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Chava Lustig Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Weston 954-908-3604 advancedderm.com Elissa S. Norton Brilliant Dermatology & Aesthetics Delray Beach 561-877-3376 brilliantdermatology.com Carlos H. Nousari Broward Health Medical Center Fort Lauderdale 954-679-1775 browardhealth.org Adam S. Plotkin Palm Beach Dermatology Group Delray Beach 561-499-0660 palmbeachdermatologygroup.com Judith V. Redd Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 954-707-2220 brrh.com Will Richardson Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics Fort Lauderdale 954-537-4106 naturadermatology.com Richard M. Rubenstein Skin & Cancer Associates Tamarac 954-720-7272 scacce.com Brent Schillinger Premier Dermatology Partners Delray Beach 561-278-1362 premierdermatologypartners.com Evan Heath Schlam Schlam Dermatology Fort Lauderdale 954-741-5600 schlamdermatology.com Jordan B. Schwartzberg Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-487-7575 brrh.com

Michael L. Shelling Shelling Dermatology Boynton Beach 567-737-1100 shellingdermatology.com

Vineeth Mohan Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

Stuart A. Sobel Sobel & Sofman Hollywood 954-983-5533 scacce.com

Ana Silva Ana Silva, Psy.D. Boca Raton 786-493-5643 anasilvapsyd.com

Michael S. Sofman Sobel & Sofman Hollywood 954-983-5533 myskindoctor.net

Novelette Thompson Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-938-9966 holy-cross.com

Angela Weatherall ClearlyDerm Dermatology Center Boca Raton 561-948-3376 clearlyderm.com

Bryan Vinik East Coast Medical Associates Boca Raton 561-391-1085 bocaratonendocrinology.com

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

FAMILY MEDICINE

David E. Strong Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-7100 brrh.com

Ernesto Bonilla Cleveland Clinic Weston 954-349-1111 my.clevelandclinic.org

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Michael J. Mckenzie Hallandale Medical Center Hallandale 954-362-8677 hallandalemedicalcenter.com

DIABETES AND METABOLISM

Edward B. Biederman Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-938-9966 holy-cross.com Jose Cabral Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5271 my.clevelandclinic.org Allan C. Golding Memorial Ctr for Integrative Endocrine Surgery Hollywood 954-265-0000 mhs.net Michael Mellman Boynton Beach Endocrinology, PA Boynton Beach 561-374-8969 bbendo.com

Eric C. Schertzer Plantation Family Practice Plantation 954-475-4000 ericschertzermd.com Bridget M. Silva Bridget Silva, MD, PA Coral Springs 954-340-1123 bridgetsilvamd.com Tami Singh Aspire Health Plantation 954-998-4468 aspirehealthcenter.com Hermann Stubbe Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-349-1111 my.clevelandclinic.org

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William Leone, M.D.

The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care

Dr. Leone is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in solving complex hip and knee problems. His clinical practice emphasizes leading-edge technology, combined with good old-fashioned patient care in a warm and welcoming environment, attracting patients from around the globe. Proficient in utilizing cutting-edge orthopedic technologies, he is the inventor of the Pelvic Alignment Level, a device that allows surgeons to achieve a greater level of implant precision when performing total hip replacements. Computer navigation and robotic technology is employed when performing partial and total knees which further improves the

precision, reproducibility and the alignment and balance of the reconstruction. Dr. Leone has been honored as doctor of the year from the Arthritis Foundation and Top Orthopedic Surgeon by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the past 10 years. Dr. Leone graduated from medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. He later interned and completed his residency at JMH/ University of Miami then moved to Broward to start his specialty practice at Holy Cross Hospital, opening The Leone Center of Orthopedic Care in 2009.

1000 NE 56th Street // Fort Lauderdale, FL // 954-489-4575 // holycrossleonecenter.com

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GASTROENTEROLOGY

Jay B. Adler Digestive Care Plantation 954-792-2220 lovemygi.com Ronen Arai Digestive Care of North Broward Coral Springs 954-721-5400 lovemygi.com Gregory F. Bonner Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-202-7850 browardhealth.org Roger Charles Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Edward S. Deutsch Digestive Care of North Broward Coral Springs 954-721-5400 lovemygi.com Todd D. Eisner Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-368-3455 brrh.com Tolga Erim Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Lawrence Fiedler Digestive Care Boca Raton 561-208-2121 lovemygi.com Edward Horvath Gastro Health Boynton Beach 561-738-5772 gastrohealth.com Jeffrey B. Kaner Gastro Health Cooper City 954-961-8400 gastrohealth.com

Ronnie Pimentel Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Joshua Rubin Digestive Care Boca Raton 561-208-2121 lovemygi.com Alison Schneider Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Matthew J. Soff West Broward Gastroenterology & Int. Med Plantation 954- 627-1617 lovemygi.com Howard Sonderling Digestive Care Boca Raton 561-208-2121 lovemygi.com Michael B. Sternthal Digestive Care of North Broward Coral Springs 954-721-5400 lovemygi.com

HEMATOLOGY

Howard Adler The Center For Hematology-Oncology Boca Raton 561-955-6400 centerforhemonc.com Mayda Arias Southeast Florida HematologyOncology Grp Fort Lauderdale 954-776-1800 sefhog.com Spencer H. Bachow Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6400 brrh.com Albert Begas The Center for Hematology-Oncology Boca Raton 561-955-6400 centerforhemonc.com Lloyd Berkowitz The Center for Hematology-Oncology Boca Raton 561-955-6400 centerforhemonc.com

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

Chakra Chaulagain Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org

Joseph G. Ouslander Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton 561-297-4828 med.fau.edu

David Z. Drew Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-267-7700 holy-cross.com

GYNECOLOGIC

Douglas E. Faig Southeast Florida HematologyOncology Grp Fort Lauderdale 954-776-1800 sefhog.com

ONCOLOGY

Frank D. Cirisano Boca Raton Regional Hospital Delray Beach 561-447-0090 brrh.com Thomas Morrissey Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5559 my.clevelandclinic.org

Chieh-Lin Fu Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org

David Grossman Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org Atif Hussein Memorial Cancer Institute Hollywood 954-265-4325 mhs.net Mohammad Jahanzeb 21st Century Oncology Deerfield Beach 844-324-4673 21co.com David S. Lessen Southeast Florida HematologyOncology Grp Fort Lauderdale 954-776-1800 sefhog.com Lynn A. Meister Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-7728 jdch.com Alejandra T. Perez University of Miami Health Systems Plantation 954-210-1000 umiamihealth.org David Raskin Medical Specialists of Fort Lauderdale Sunrise 954-747-6220 medicalspecialistsoffortlauderdale.com Anne M. Schaefer Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-2234 jdch.com Zdenka Ena Segota Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-267-7700 holy-cross.com Frederick N. Wittlin Memorial Cancer Institute Hollywood 954-265-4325 mhs.net

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Jonathan Levy, M.D.,

Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute

Dr. Levy is the highest volume shoulder replacement surgeon in the country. He has held the position of Chief of Orthopedics at Holy Cross since 2010 and has published more than 100 peer review articles on shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Levy has been program director for

the Holy Cross Shoulder and Elbow fellowship for seven years and a designer of the latest shoulder replacements and fracture solutions for the shoulder and elbow.

5597 N. Dixie Highway // Fort Lauderdale, FL // 954-958-4800 // shoulder-and-elbow.com

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HOSPITALIST

Frederick Ross Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5883 my.clevelandclinic.org INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Julio V. Cardenas Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-393-8224 brrh.com Paula A. Eckardt Memorial Division of Infectious Disease Hollywood 954-276-1616 mhs.net Donald F. Heiman Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-395-8699 brrh.com Carla McWilliams Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Alberto Mestre Mestre & Perez Plantation 954-584-6320 mdvip.com Stephen A. Renae Infections Managed Fort Lauderdale 954-776-9992 infectionsmanaged.org Gabriel G. Sandkovsky Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-393-8224 brrh.com Susan E. Saxe Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-393-8224 brrh.com

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Kurt L. Wiese Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561- 393-8224 brrh.com

Claudia V. Perdei Claudia V. Perdei, MD, PA Delray Beach 561-403-2330 claudiaperdeimd.com

Sheldon T. Warman MDVIP Fort Lauderdale 954-489-7772 mdvip.com

INTENSIVE CARE

Janice S. Plaxe Boca Raton 561-394-3088

Alan J. Yesner Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-542-6000 holy-cross.com

Anas Hadeh Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org INTERNAL MEDICINE

Armand J. Rodriguez Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-542-2550 holy-cross.com

Aldo Alamo Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-463-4383 holy-cross.com

Shari B. Rosenbaum MDVIP Boca Raton 561-988-0995 mdvip.com

Bruce Berenson Berenson Bruce, MD Delray Beach 561-499-6622

John F. Rubin Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-391-7575 brrh.com

Richard Bobe Sovereign Medical Associates Delray Beach 561-330-4177 Gabriel Gavrilescu Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Linda A. Groene MDVIP Fort Lauderdale 954-772-0062 mdvip.com Aaron L. Klein Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-5847 brrh.com David Levey MDVIP Boca Raton 866-696-3847 mdvip.com Felice Levine MDVIP Boca Raton 561-997-2554 mdvip.com

Alan M. Saitowitz Boca Raton Regional Hospital Deerfield Beach 954-420-0886 brrh.com Neil A. Schultz Broward Health Margate 954-973-4555 browardhealth.org Darby Sider Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Caren B. Singer MDVIP Fort Lauderdale 954-467-3878 mdvip.com Janice M. Stephenson Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

MATERNAL AND FETAL MEDICINE

Aaron B. Deutsch Maternal-Fetal Medicine of the Palm Beaches Boynton Beach 561-364-0200 mfmpbfl.com NEONATAL PERINATAL MEDICINE

Mitchell E. Stern Sheridan Children’s Healthcare Plantation 954-939-6620 plantationgeneral.com NEPHROLOGY

Jorge L. Ajuria The Kidney & Hypertension Group of South FL Fort Lauderdale 954-771-3929 kidney-group-of-south-florida.com Mauro Braun Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Alexandru R. Constantinescu Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-9344 jdch.com Dusan M. Dragovic Kidney Wellness Center Coconut Creek 954-420-9908 dragovicmd.com

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Amy Sonnenblick, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Amy Sonnenblick has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in South Florida for more than 10 years. She has been a pioneer in the emerging specialty of office-based women’s healthcare. Her practice focuses on treating women throughout all stages of life, offering both general and specialty gynecologic services. Her expertise includes adolescent medicine, early detection of cancer, menopausal management, infertility, abnormal pap smears, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), contraception, sexual dysfunction, women’s wellness, and preventive care. Dr. Sonnenblick is a fellow in the American College

of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the Florida Medical Association, Broward County Medical Association, and Fort Lauderdale Surgical Society. Dr. Sonnenblick is dedicated to providing the highest level of compassion and care to her patients. She emphasizes a collaborative approach with her patients to help them develop an individualized strategy to promote health and wellness. Her staff is professional and friendly and shares her commitment to outstanding personalized patient care.

600 South Pine Island Road, Suite 102 // Plantation, FL // 915 Middle River Drive, Suite 305 // Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-635-6243 // amysonnenblickmd.com

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NEPHROLOGY

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Surafel Gebreselassie Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 216-444-6771 my.clevelandclinic.org

Zachary Yablon Florida Kidney Physicians Fort Lauderdale 954-463-0112 flkidney.com

Martin Allan Lesser Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-414-9750 holy-cross.com

Eric Hurtado Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

NEUROLOGY

Eduardo R. Locatelli Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-414-9750 holy-cross.com

Stewart Newman Women’s Health Partners, LLC Boca Raton 561-368-3775 myobgynoffice.com

Efrain Salgado Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5670 my.clevelandclinic.org

Jessica Ritch Florida Center for Urogynecology Hollywood 954-989-9998 floridaurogyn.com

Seth C. Tarras Memorial Neuroscience Institute Hollywood 954-265-9500 mhs.net

Amy Sonnenblick Amy Sonnenblick, MD, FACOG Plantation 954-635-6243 amysonnenblickmd.com

NEUROMUSCULAR

Michael Sprague Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5559 my.clevelandclinic.org

Jared A. Jaffe Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-241-7100 brrh.com

Stefanie J. Berry Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-2423 jdch.com

Paramjit S. Kalirao Broward Health Coral Springs 954-803-9002 browardhealth.org

Frederick J. Boltz South Florida Neurology Associates, PA Boca Raton 561-939-0300 sfneurology.com

Eric S. Lazar Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-989-9070 brrh.com John Panos Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-989-9070 brrh.com Dianne Sandy Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Craig L. Stemmer Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-241-7100 brrh.com Gabriel A. Valle The Kidney & Hypertension Group of South FL Fort Lauderdale 954-771-3929 kidney-group-of-south-florida.com Ahmed Ameen Waheed The Kidney & Hypertension Group of South Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-771-3929 kidney-group-of-south-florida.com

Sajeel A. Chowdhary Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6400 brrh.com Patricio S. Espinosa Marcus Neuroscience Institute Boca Raton 561-955-4600 brrh.com Marc H. Feinberg South Florida Neurology Associates, PA Boca Raton 561-939-0300 sfneurology.com Nestor Galvez-Jimenez Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5671 my.clevelandclinic.org Stuart H. Isaacson Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-392-1818 brrh.com Sonia K. Kalirao Broward Health Coral Springs 954-803-9002 browardhealth.org

MEDICINE

Glenn S. Chapman Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Pain Boynton Beach 561-330-4300 surfsideorthopedics.com Daniel Grobman Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Richard Conlen Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates Boca Raton 561-368-2005 bocagynecology.com Trudi E. Fahey Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-772-3960 browardhealth.org Pamela Frazzini Padilla Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

ONCOLOGY

Stephen A. Grabelsky Lynn Cancer Institute Boca Raton 561-955-6400 brrh.com Harold Richter Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6400 brrh.com Thomas Samuel Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Andrew M. Schneider South Florida Oncology/ Hematology Consultants Lauderhill 954-748-2500 westsideregional.com

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Will Richardson, M.D.

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics

Dr. Will Richardson is a board-certified dermatologist, global author, and a professional development coach who has become a leading dermatologist for the South Florida region, specializing in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and body sculpting. By reviewing his curriculum vitae, you get a sense of the level of commitment he has to his specialty. Aside from completing leadership training, he attends numerous cosmetic surgery symposiums regularly, including Masters of Aesthetics San Diego, Laser & Aesthetics Harvard Medical School, Skincare Controversies Boston, and many more. Dr. Richardson’s motto, “I believe that complacence begins where mastery ends,” explains his dedication to developing himself as the “Master of Aesthetics.” He completed medical school at East Carolina University in North Carolina and finished his residency at the University of New Mexico

Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque. He is board certified by The American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. His affiliations include the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Richardson has a highly effective anti-aging and general skincare line (Natura MD Sciences) that’s greatly backed by science. The product line is full of antioxidants such as green tea, vitamin C, vitamin E, and numerous peptides designed to rival over-the-counter cosmetics that stimulate collagen rejuvenation. Targeted disorders include hyperpigmentation, acne, aging, folliculitis secondary to shaving for men and women, and skin dryness.

1120 Bayview Drive // Fort Lauderdale, FL // 954-537-4106 // naturadermatology.com

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ONCOLOGY

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Elizabeth Stone Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org OPHTHALMOLOGY

Scott R. Anagnoste Retina Group of Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-776-6880 retinagroupflorida.com Mario R. Del Cid Retina Group of Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-776-6880 retinagroupflorida.com Mandeep S. Dhalla Retina Group of Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-776-6880 retinagroupflorida.com Kendall Donaldson University of Miami Health Systems Plantation 954-465-2700 doctors.umiamihealth.org George A. Fournier III Fort Lauderdale Eye Associates Fort Lauderdale 954-492-1177 ftleye.com Marvin E. Greenberg Marvin Greenberg, MD Tamarac 954-726-2080 marvingreenbergmd.com Gary R. Hopen Eye Physicians of Florida Hollywood 954-989-2800 eyefl.com Aarup Kubal Your Eye Specialists Plantation 954-452-9922 yeseyespecialists.com

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James E. Lang Lauderdale Eye Specialists Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1111 laudeye.com Tirso M. Lara Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute Fort Lauderdale 954- 772-3337 flei.com Steven I. Rosenfeld Delray Eye Associates PA Delray Beach 561-498-8100 delrayeyecare.com Michael A. Schaffer Delray Eye Associates, PA Delray Beach 561-498-8100 delrayeyecare.com Andrew C. Shatz Sight Trust Eye Institute Sunrise 877-878-7890 sighttrust.com Keith A. Skolnick Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute Plantation 954-741-5555 flei.com Barry S. Taney Retina Group of Florida Fort Lauderdale 954-776-6880 retinagroupflorida.com Eduardo Uchiyama Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-776-6880 browardhealth.org Russell M. Wolfe Eye Physicians of Florida Hollywood 954-989-2800 eyefl.com ORTHOPEDICS

Jeffrey E. Balazsy Spine & Orthopedic Center Plantation 888-409-8006 spineorthocenter.com

Marc Bergman Boca Raton Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Boca Raton 561-241-8668 drmarcbergman.com

William Leone Holy Cross Medical Group: The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care Fort Lauderdale 954-489-4575 holycrossleonecenter.com

Alexander J. Bertot Sports Medicine Associates of South Florida Plantation 954-720-1530 southfloridasportsmedicine.com

Jonathan Levy Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4800 holy-cross.com

Jeffrey B. Cantor Cantor Spine Institute Fort Lauderdale 954-567-1332 cantorspinecenter.com Roy Cardoso Orthopaedic Associates USA Plantation 954-476-8800 oausa.com Joseph B. Chalal Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches Boynton Beach 561-733-5888 popb.md Jonathan B. Courtney Boca Raton Regional Hospital Deerfield Beach 561-955-6784 jonathancourtneymd.com Arthur L. Germain Florida Spine Associates Boca Raton 561-495-9511 floridaspineassociates.com Marc Z. Hammerman Broward Inst For Orthopedic Specialties Hollywood 954- 963-3500 biosorthopedics.com Kevin J. Kessler Kessler Sports Medicine & Ortho Ctr Fort Lauderdale 954-491-7758 soflasportsmed.com

Richard M. Linn Orthopaedic Center of South Florida Plantation 954-473-6344 ocsfdocs.com Gregory M. Martin Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches Boynton Beach 561-733-5888 popb.md Steven E. Naide East Coast Orthopaedics Pompano Beach 954-942-4433 eastcoastortho.com Robert P. Norton Robert P. Norton, MD, Spine Surgeon Boca Raton 561-495-9511 robertnortonmd.com Preetesh Patel Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Pritesh Patel Pritesh Patel, DPM Boca Raton 561-826-7032 patelfootandanklecare.com Jeffrey Press Preferred Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches Boynton Beach 561-733-5888 orthodoc.aaos.org Martin William Roche Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, Inc. Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4800 martinrochemd.com

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Douglas Weiner, M.D. MDVIP

Dr. Douglas E. Weiner became a physician in order to heal others. In his nearly 30 years of practice, he has seen medicine evolve into a volumedriven process that is more about the number of patients seen and less on the quality of medicine delivered. He has been fortunate enough to partner with MDVIP, which will allow him to practice personalized healthcare in a concierge-like environment in order to optimize health, wellness, and prevention. Utilizing this model will allow him the time and resources to provide state-of-the-art healthcare without the worry of time constraints. It will also allow him to partner with his patients to optimize their health priorities.

As a board-certified internist and pulmonologist, who has been trained at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in this country, Dr. Weiner is able to provide medicine at the highest level as well as provide expert care in respiratory illnesses. He has a particular interest in ASTHMA as well as COPD and is also amenable to integrating complementary and alternative strategies to improve health. His practice draws from all parts of Broward County as well as South Palm Beach County, and he is currently on staff at University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, Broward Health Coral Springs, and Northwest Medical Center in Margate.

2929 University Drive, Suite 107 // Coral Springs, FL // 954-340-1992 // mdvip.com

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ORTHOPEDICS

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Ashish Sahai NeuroSpine Institute LLC DBA Spine & Orthopedic Center Boca Raton 561-549-9090 spineorthocenter.com

OTALARYNGOLOGY EAR NOSE THROAT

Gilberto Alemar Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5786 my.clevelandclinic.org

Alan L. Saperstein Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6784 bocacareorthopedics.com

Michael S. Aronsohn ENT and Allergy Associates of Florida Boca Raton 561-391-3333 entsf.com

Mitchell S. Seavey Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4800 holy-cross.com

Richard H. Callari Broward Sinus & Allergy Center Fort Lauderdale 954-760-7836 browardsinusandallergy.com

Kevin B. Shrock Fort Lauderdale Ortho Surgery & Sports Medicine Fort Lauderdale 954-764-8033 ftlauderdaleortho.com

Kendall L. Hanft South Florida ENT Associates Fort Lauderdale 954-776-0620 sfenta.org

Kevin H. Wang Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute Fort Lauderdale 954-958-4800 physicianpartners.holy-cross.com Justin M. Weatherall Boca Raton Regional Hospital Deerfield Beach 561-955-6784 bocacareorthopedics.com Russell D. Weisz South Palm Orthopedics Delray Beach 561-496-6622 southpalmorthopedics.com Garvin Yee The Center for Bone & Joint Royal Palm Beach 561-798-6600 boneandjoint.org Erol Yoldas Orthopedic Specialty Institute Fort Lauderdale 954-866-9699 osiftl.com

Sabine V. Hesse South Florida ENT Associates Hollywood 954-966-7000 sfenta.org David Jassir South Florida ENT Associates Hollywood 954-966-7000 sfenta.org Paul E. Lapco Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Pompano Beach 954-942-6868 drlapco.com Ram K. Madasu Broward ENT Consultants Coral Springs 954-755-4002 myentmd.com Michael Medina Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Nathan E. Nachlas Nathan E. Nachlas, MD Boca Raton 561-939-0909 drnachlas.com

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Mark H. Widick Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-391-3333 brrh.com PAIN MANAGEMENT

Michael Auerbach Florida Spine Associates Boca Raton 561-495-9511 floridaspineassociates.com

PEDIATRIC CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Frank Scholl Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3437 jdch.com PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Brian Burrough Florida Spine Associates Boca Raton 561-495-9511 floridaspineassociates.com

Robin L. Nemery Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-6984 jdch.com

Ira B. Fox Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants Tamarac 954-720-3188 apccfl.com

Martha Taboada Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-6984 jdch.com

Michael M. Raskin Raskin Michael M., MD Tamarac 954-726-0333

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC

Ian Schaja Dr. Ian M. Schaja, DO Boca Raton 561-939-5500 Steven A. Stein Dr. Steven A. Stein, DO Boca Raton 561-939-5500 PATHOLOGY

Mariana Berho Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-689-5176 my.clevelandclinic.org Maria Diacovo Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Julie L. Friedman South Florida Quest Diagnostics Miramar 954-378-5000 questdiagnostics.com

SURGERY

Michael Jofe Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-6300 kidbones.net Mark E. Moran South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Palm Beach Gardens 561-630-7713 southflaortho.com PEDIATRIC PSYCHIATRY

Donna Sue Holland Holland Donna, MD Boca Raton 561-994-9398 PEDIATRIC-RADIOLOGY

Bruce Braffman Memorial Healthcare System Pembroke Pines 954-265-7052 mhs.net

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Ira Fox, M.D., D.A.B.P.M., F.I.P.P., A.B.I.P.P. Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants

Dr. Ira Fox has dedicated more than 30 years to treating & alleviating chronic pain conditions. In 1996, he co-founded Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) with Dr. Jay Lasner. He has treated all types of pain from spinal stenosis, chronic arthritic conditions, failed neck and lumbar spine surgeries, injuries, accidents, as well as cancer. Using the latest technology, this year APCC will see their 100,000th new patient. APCC provides all types of minimally invasive techniques in treating pain, as well as physical therapy and medication management if necessary. They also offer regenerative medical therapies for patients with autoimmune disorders, COPD and those suffering from joint and disc pain. They have successfully used ozone injections, & APCC is also an exclusively selected practice for studies involving the latest advances in spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of patients with severe pain.

Dr. Fox’s board certifications include the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), World Institute of Pain, Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), American Board of Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Anesthesiology & Certification in Pain Management. He is President of the World Society of Pain Clinicians, Past Honorary Treasurer World Institute of Pain, Past Chairman of World Institute of Pain Advisory Board, Examiner for FIPP Board Certification & ABIPP Interventional Practical Examination, Inaugural Executive Examiner, 1st Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography, World Institute of Pain Inaugural Chairman of the Committee on Project Development, 2018 American Society Interventional Pain Physicians Racz award for clinical excellence, and on the Editorial Board for the Pain Physician & Pain Practice Journals.

7171 N. University Drive, Suite 300 // Tamarac, FL // 954-720-3188 // apccfl.com

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PULMONOLOGY

Elba A. Iglesias Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-1460 jdch.com

Steven B. Gittler Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-276-1925 mhs.net

Roman Yusupov Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-6319 jdch.com

Samuel Gurevich Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5450 my.clevelandclinic.org

PHYSICAL MEDICINE

Juan C. Martinez Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-6333 jdch.com

Joseph Kleinman Boca Radiology Group Boca Raton 561-447-9341 bocaradiology.com

Franck Rahaghi Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

Ross I. Lieberfarb Dr. Ross I. Lieberfarb, MD Delray Beach 561-495-3172 delraymedicalctr.com

Jose F. Ramirez Integrated Sleep Care Miramar 954-289-6106 integratedsleepcare.com

Elliot Wasser Cleveland Clinic Florida West Palm Beach 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

Gary J. Richmond Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-524-2250 browardhealth.org

REPRODUCTIVE

AND REHABILITATION

Jeffrey S. Farber Dr. Jeffrey S. Farber, MD Boynton Beach 561-659-5443 Mark S. Fishman South Florida Spine & Sports Specialists Miramar 954-438-7000 southfloridaspineandsports.com Alan K. Novick Memorial Regional Hospital Hollywood 954-518-2424 mhs.net PSYCHIATRY

Leonard M. Gralnik FIU Health Miami 305- 348-3627 health.fiu.edu Laurie Karpf Karpf Laurie, MD Boca Raton 561-482-2288 Aldo Morales Aldo Morales, MD Boca Raton 561-368-2400 aldo-morales-md.business.site Steven L. Singer Pediatric ENT Associates of South Florida Hollywood 954-987-5430 mhs.net

Douglas E. Weiner MDVIP Coral Springs 954-340-1992 mdvip.com Douglas Weiner Broward Health Coral Springs Coral Springs 954-340-1992 browardhealth.org RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Lav K. Goyal Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-492-5764 holy-cross.com

John F. Greskovich Jr. Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5840 my.clevelandclinic.org

Steven J. Ory IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Margate 954-247-6200 ivfflorida.com

Mihir Naik Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

RHEUMATOLOGY

RADIOLOGY

ENDOCRINOLOGY INFERTILITY

Marcelo J. Barrionuevo IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Margate 954-247-6200 ivfflorida.com Kenneth Gelman IVFMD - COOPER CITY Hollywood 954-433-7060 ivfmd.com Marc R. Gualtieri IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Margate 954-247-6200 ivfflorida.com David I. Hoffman IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Margate 954-247-6200 ivfflorida.com

David Alboukrek Rheumatology Associates of South Florida Boca Raton 561-368-5611 rasf.com Shawn Baca Rheumatology Associates of South Florida Boca Raton 561-368-5611 rasf.com John Donohue Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Hossam Elzawawy Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Joseph Forstot Rheumatology Associates of South Florida Boca Raton 561-368-5611 rasf.com Richard S. Glick Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-772-3660 browardhealth.org Marc Hirsh The Hirsh Center, Delray Beach Delray Beach 561-819-3100 thehirshcenter.com Ira Pardo Rheumatology Associates of South Florida Boca Raton 561-368-5611 rasf.com

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Jessica Ritch, M.D., Jennifer Pollak, M.D. Florida Center for Urogynecology

Dr. Jennifer Pollak and Dr. Jessica Ritch lead the Florida Center for Urogynecology (FCU), a unique practice devoted exclusively to the management of benign gynecologic conditions. As the only practice in South Florida combining the expertise and experience of both a fellowship-trained urogynecologist and minimally invasive gynecologist, FCU excels at addressing women’s health needs with innovative techniques and a caring approach. Their all-female team includes expert pelvic floor physical therapists and physician assistants. They offer consultation, medical treatment, office-based procedures, physical therapy, and cutting-edge robotic surgery, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and vaginal surgical approaches. Dr. Pollak is a native of South Florida and launched FCU after completing fellowship training in pelvic floor dysfunction and

urogynecology. She is a pioneer in urogynecology in South Florida and continues to add new clinically proven treatments to her already robust skill set. She is passionate about treating the intimate issues of prolapse and urinary incontinence with comfortable and individualized care to improve women’s quality of life. Dr. Jessica Ritch joined Dr. Pollak in 2016 and together have enhanced the landscape of gynecology in South Florida. Dr. Ritch specializes in the treatment of abnormal bleeding, fibroids, pelvic pain, endometriosis, and other complex gynecologic conditions. With more advanced surgical training than a typical gynecologist, Dr. Ritch offers the latest minimally invasive techniques to get women back to their lives quickly and with minimal discomfort. She listens to women and partners with them to find solutions that fit with their goals.

4340 Sheridan Street, Suite 201 // Hollywood, FL // 954-989-9998 // floridaurogyn.com

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Trumane J. Ropos Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-358-1325 browardhealth.org SLEEP MEDICINE

Natalio J. Chediak Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-750-9881 brrh.com Laurence Smolley Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5450 my.clevelandclinic.org SPORTS MEDICINE

George Caldwell Florida Institute of Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists Fort Lauderdale 954-776-7933 fiossortho.com Joel D. Stein Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics Fort Lauderdale 954-563-2707 ommdoc.com SURGERY CARDIOTHORACIC

Richard G. Cartledge Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6300 brrh.com Frank P. Catinella Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-355-4665 browardhealth.org Irving B. David Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-267-6770 holy-cross.com

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Kenneth Herskowitz Kenneth Herskowitz, MD Fort Lauderdale 954-355-4665 kherskowitzmd.com

Dana Sands Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

Gary S. Lehr South Florida Surgical Specialists Deerfield Beach 954-574-0252 sflsurgical.com

Alexander Kulik Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-6300 brrh.com

Elie Schochet Holy Cross Medical Group Aventura 954-573-1499 holy-cross.com

Jonathan S. Levine Fort Lauderdale Surgical Specialists Fort Lauderdale 954-202-0242 ftlaudsurgical.com

Jose Navia Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5320 my.clevelandclinic.org

Eric G. Weiss Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5278 my.clevelandclinic.org

Jonathan S. Levine Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health North Fort Lauderdale 954-202-0242 browardhealth.org

Juan Plate Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-265-6356 mhs.net

Steven Wexner Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

Edward Savage Cleveland Clinic Florida Stuart 772-419-2137 my.clevelandclinic.org

SURGERY COSMETIC

Cedric Sheffield Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5000 my.clevelandclinic.org Ming-Lon Young Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital Hollywood 954-265-3437 jdch.com SURGERY COLON AND RECTAL

Mariano M. Faresi Bethesda Health Physician Group Boynton Beach 561-736-8200 jfkmc.com David Maron Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Juan Nogueras Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5278 my.clevelandclinic.org

Yoav Barnavon Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida Hollywood 954-987-8100 psssf.com Rafael C. Cabrera Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton Boca Raton 561-393-6400 pssbocaraton.com Albert Dabbah Dr. Dabbah Ageless Attitude Boca Raton 561-488-1700 doctordabbah.com Martin Newman Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org SURGERY GENERAL

Jeremy Gallego Eckstein Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-276-8559 mhs.net

Emanuele Lo Menzo Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5000 my.clevelandclinic.org Cosme Y. Manzarbeitia Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-831-2763 browardhealth.org Christopher R. Seaver Memorial Hospital West Pembroke Pines 954-844-4480 mhs.net Mark S. Shachner South Florida Surgical Specialists Coral Springs 954-755-0111 sflsurgical.com Rafael Sierra South Florida Surgical Specialists Margate 954-975-0350 southfloridasurgeons.com Conrad Simpfendorfer Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Samuel Szomstein Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

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Patricio Espinosa, M.D., M.P.H. Marcus Neuroscience Institute

Sajeel Chowdhary, M.D.

Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Lynn Cancer Institute

Dr. Espinosa (left) serves as the Chief of Neurology. Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at Universidad Central del Ecuador and performed his internal medicine and neurology residencies at the University of Kentucky. He earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed an epilepsy and sleep disorders fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His research has appeared in more than 50 prestigious, peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Neurology, Journal of Clinical Neurology, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and others. In addition, he is a co-author of one textbook and author of book chapters related to his specialties.

Dr. Chowdhary (right) serves as the Medical Director of NeuroOncology. His goal is to develop a destination site world-class neurooncology program in South Florida with clinical trial research and outstanding patient care. He completed his neuro-oncology fellowship at the University of Calgary, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Foothills Hospital in Canada. He completed his neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland and Weston. Prior, he completed an internship transition year residency at the Thomas Jefferson Health System Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Chowdhary was born in London, Ontario, Canada and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an associate professor of neuro-oncology and neurology at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.

800 Meadows Road // Boca Raton, FL // 561-955-4600 // brrh.com/mni

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Nicholas Tranakas Broward Surgical Associates Fort Lauderdale 954-491-0900 browardhealth.org Jonathan Wideroff South Palm Beach Surgical Associates Boca Raton 561-939-0455 southpalmsurgery.com SURGERY HAND

Ehsan Esmaeili South Florida Hand & Orthopaedic Center Boca Raton 561-241-4758 southfloridahand.com Kenneth Garrod South Florida Hand & Orthopaedic Center Boca Raton 561-241-4758 southfloridahand.com Harris Gellman Broward Hand Center Coral Springs 954-575-8056 browardhandcenter.com Michael J. Krebsbach Boca Raton Orthopaedic Group Boca Raton 561-391-5515 glades.brog.com

Frank D. Vrionis Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-4600 brrh.com Lloyd Zucker Brain and Spine Center of South Florida Delray Beach 561-501-7445 brainandspinemds.com SURGERY ONCOLOGY

Joseph J. Casey Holy Cross Medical Group Fort Lauderdale 954-772-6700 holy-cross.com Joseph A. Colletta Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County / Boca Care Boca Raton 561-395-2626 sapbc.net Christopher J. Gannon Memorial Cancer Institute Hollywood 954-265-9520 mhs.net

James W. Fletcher IV Vanguard Plastic Surgery Fort Lauderdale 954-563-4500 vapsfl.com Michael L. Glassman Eye Surgery Associates Hollywood 954-925-2740 browardeyedoctors.com Christina Keusch Dr. Cristina Keusch Boca Raton 561-368-9455 drkeusch.com David J. Levens David J. Levens, MD, Plastic Surgery Coral Springs 754-702-6867 drlevens.com Jason E. Levine Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida Hollywood 954-987-8100 psssf.com Russel S. Palmer Palmer Cosmetic Surgery Fort Lauderdale 954-989-5001 palmercosmeticsurgery.com

SURGERY PLASTIC

Pamela B. Rosen Pamela Rosen, MD Coral Springs 954-341-8907 pamelarosenmd.com

Brandon J. Luskin Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boynton Beach 561-734-5080 brrh.com

Christopher Brooks Brooks Plastic Surgery Hollywood 954-256-1184 brooksplasticsurgery.com

Robert E. Rothfield Weston Plastic Surgery Weston 866-417-6996 westonplasticsurgery.com

SURGERY NEUROLOGICAL

Anthony N. Dardano Anthony N. Dardano, DO, FACS Boca Raton 561-361-0065 dranthonydardano.com

Russell F. Sassani Take Shape Plastic Surgery & Surgery Center Plantation 954-324-2329 takeshape.info

Badih Adada Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5000 my.clevelandclinic.org Matthew Moore Broward Health Lighthouse Point 954-771-4251 browardhealth.org

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Evan M. Packer Brain and Spine Center of South Florida Delray Beach 561-501-7445 brainandspinemds.com

Richard E. Davis Richard Davis, MD, FACS Miramar 954-442-5191 davisrhinoplasty.com

Eric J. Stelnicki Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Fort Lauderdale 954-983-1899 atlanticcentersurgery.com

SURGERY THORACIC

Mark I. Block Memorial Thoracic Surgery Hollywood 954-265-1125 mhs.net Michael Cortelli Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-265-6356 mhs.net Eugene N. Costantini Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-462-4413 browardhealth.org Jonathan Roberts Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood 954-265-7900 mhs.net Wael Z. Tamim Wael Z Tamim, MD, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-616-1916 drtamim.com Francisco A. Tarrazzi Memorial Thoracic Surgery Hollywood 954-265-1125 mhs.net SURGERY TRANSPLANT

Jason Vanatta Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org SURGERY UROLOGIC

Fernando Cabrera Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Emanuel E. Gottenger Advanced Urology of South Florida Delray Beach 561-496-4444 ausfl.com

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Brian M. Snelling, M.D. Marcus Neuroscience Institute

Frank D. Vrionis, M.D., M.P.H., PhD Marcus Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Snelling (left) serves as the Chief of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery and Medical Director of the Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke. He completed his undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University in biomedical engineering and completed his medical degree West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he was elected to AOA and served as class president. He completed both his neurological surgery residency and a two-year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Snelling has authored more than 40 peerreviewed articles, book chapters, and invited editorials, including such prestigious publications as the Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Snelling’s clinical interests focus on delivering the complete spectrum of cutting-edge treatments to all stroke patients. Dr. Snelling is an internationally recognized pioneer in the adoption of transradial access for neurovascular procedures that improve patient safety during life-saving procedures.

Dr. Vrionis (right) serves as the Marcus Neuroscience Institute Director and Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Vrionis received his medical degree from the University of Athens School of Medicine in Athens, Greece, where he graduated second in his class. He performed his residency in neurosurgery at Tufts University in Boston and completed a fellowship in Skull-Base Surgery at the University of Tennessee. He holds a master’s in public health from Harvard University and a doctorate in brain tumor immunology from Duke University. Dr. Vrionis has authored or co-authored three books on brain and spinal tumors and has more than 150 abstracts and over 100 publications. Dr. Vrionis is a national leader in the field of brain and spine tumors, and complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, including neuromodulation. He performs surgeries for patients considered inoperable by others but always tries to find the least invasive method for his patients.

800 Meadows Road // Boca Raton, FL // 561-955-4600 // brrh.com/mni

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Raymond J. Leveillee Bethesda Hospital East Boynton Beach 561-737-7733 bethesdaweb.com Nicolas Muruve Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org Jennifer T. Pollak Florida Center for Urogynecology Hollywood 954-989-9998 floridaurogyn.com Alok Shrivastava Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org SURGERY VASCULAR

Vasana Cheanvechai Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-338-3021 browardhealth.org

Mark K. Grove Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5230 my.clevelandclinic.org

Sean D. O’Donnell Memorial Cardiovascular Surgery Hollywood 954-265-4664 mhs.net

Ari D. Silverstein Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-5790 brrh.com

Terry King Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 877-463-2010 my.clevelandclinic.org

UROLOGY

David A. Taub Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-5790 brrh.com

W. Anthony Lee Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County / Boca Care Boca Raton 561-395-2626 sapbc.net

Eric S. Chenven Broward Urology Center Fort Lauderdale 954-463-6408 browardurologycenter.com James J. Garner Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-229-9560 browardhealth.org

John C. Motta Surgical Associates of Palm Beach County / Boca Care Boca Raton 561-395-2626 sapbc.net

Lawrence S. Hakim Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston 954-659-5188 my.clevelandclinic.org

George L. Mueller General & Vascular Surgery Boynton Beach 561-736-8200 bethesdagvs.com

Jeffrey I. Miller Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton 561-955-2330 brrh.com

Benjamin M. Tripp Boca Raton Regional Hospital Delray Beach 561-499-8048 brrh.com Lawrence M. Yore Advanced Urology of South Florida Delray Beach 561-496-4444 ausfl.com

ABOUT THE LIST Medical decisions are some of the most important choices our readers make. In an effort to provide the best medical information available, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated has enlisted a professional marketing company, DataJoe of Greely, Colorado to identify the Top Doctors in Broward County. Together we surveyed licensed physicians, asking them to reveal the best medical professionals in our area. These Top Doctors have been scrutinized for the legitimacy of their licenses as well as their status with the Florida Department of Health. While there are outstanding professionals who aren’t listed here, we hope you’ll give these doctors special consideration when choosing a medical professional.

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Erol A. Yoldas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Orthopedic Specialty Institute

In over 19 years of practice in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Erol Yoldas has become one of the top orthopedic sports medicine doctors in Florida. He began practice in 2000, specializing in complex reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Currently performing more than 900 surgeries a year, half of his practice is knees (ACL reconstruction, meniscal/cartilage injuries) and the other half shoulder/elbow (rotator cuff, labral repair/stabilization, UCL reconstruction). Prior to practicing, he earned a biomedical engineering degree at Duke University and a medical degree from Yale University, where he received the nation’s top honor society for medicine (AOA). For orthopedic residency, he trained under the outstanding sports

medicine department at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Yoldas was then offered the preeminent sports medicine fellowship in this country at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. As part of his scope of care on and off the field, Dr. Yoldas was the team physician for the Miami Dolphins for 13 years and the Miami Marlins for 18 years. He is currently a team physician for NSU and several local colleges. He still finds time on Friday nights to volunteer coverage for several local high schools. Dr. Yoldas actively works with the leaders in the research industry, developing novel techniques that are less invasive offering patients the best chance to recover.

5400 N. Federal Hwy., Suite 102 // Fort Lauderdale, FL // 954-866-9699

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destinations.

that become an adventure.

At The Restaurant People, we don’t just create dining & drink venues, we create exhilarating destinations.... of sensational flavors, dynamic decor, and an eclectic mix of unique people. We believe great restaurants and bars are much more than exceptional food & drinks, rather they should be an incredible experience for all the senses. THERESTAURANTPEOPLE.COM / @THERESTAURANTPEOPLE

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DINING

You might require some GPS help to pinpoint the whereabouts of YOT Bar & Kitchen, but the off-the-beaten-path locale is what makes this waterfront restaurant a hit. Nestled in the Lauderdale Marine Center, YOT offers a dining oasis that appeals to those arriving by land or sea. Owner Mike Linder, who brought Jet Runway Café to town, infuses his hospitality know-how into several of the eatery’s highlights, including a floating dock bar slinging tasty sips like Lime in the Coconut, a cocktail that gives off vacation vibes with coconut rum, lime, and refreshing coconut water. YOT’s newly launched brunch features delicacies such as a short-rib-blend breakfast burger topped with American cheese, bacon, a fried egg, hash browns, and spicy mayo. The head-turning, thick-stacked almond-and-corn-flake-crusted brioche French toast is so indulgent it will probably take two spoons to scoop up every last bite of vanilla-bourbon custard and fresh berry compote. (yotlmc.com)

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Mad for MARGARITAS

RICARDO MEJIA

We salute Mexican culture this month with the country’s beloved libation: the margarita. Swap the classic for one of these imaginative iterations. « MOLECULAR MARGARITA

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

1 oz. Cointreau 2 oz. sour mix A float of blue Curaçao

For foam, combine soy lecithin, salt, and water. Use a hand blender at an angle to add air. To make margarita, mix tequila, Cointreau, and sour mix with ice and pour into glass. Top with a float of blue Curaçao and add molecular sea salt foam. Yields one serving.

LA CATRINA MARGARITA

Stop by Lona Cocina and Tequileria for a taste of acclaimed Mexican chef Pablo Salas’ cuisine, paired with the La Catrina Margarita, a carrot-and-ginger concoction balanced with subtle notes of vanilla. The carrot-ginger juice adds just the right amount of earthiness to offset the typically citrus-heavy drink. “Our guests are trend seekers,” says general manager Kira Calder. “Cold-pressed juice is everywhere—why not add some tequila?” (lonarestaurant.com) 
 2 oz. vanilla-infused Maestro Dobel Diamante 1 1/2 oz. carrot-ginger juice 1 oz. lime juice 1/2 oz. fresh agave 
 Combine ingredients. Shake and strain over ice. Yields one serving.

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Experience next-level creativity when you order the Molecular Margarita at Pompano Beach House. “We wanted to put a spin on the much-loved classic margarita by transforming the traditional rock salt rim into a light foam, drawing inspiration from the sunny beaches of Florida,” says Jodi Patten, the director of beverage for Brimstone Restaurant Group. (beachhousepompano.com)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve. Yields 10 servings.

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1 liter of gold tequila 750 ml. triple sec 1 container Boiron blood orange puree 500 ml. orange juice 24 oz. cranberry juice 12 oz. lime juice (made with freshly squeezed limes, lime zest, and sugar) 1/4 oz. simple syrup

PETER JEAN

Ideal for sipping surfside, this elixir from El Vez is made with blood orange puree and orange and cranberry juices. Jared Camet, El Vez’s lead bartender, calls the frozen cocktail “attention-grabbing” for its striking color and bold flavor. (elvezftlauderdale.com)

WATERMELON JALAPEÑO MARGARITA This fruit-forward creation from El Camino is a fan favorite on Taco Tuesday—or any other day of the week, for that matter. The crisp sweetness of watermelon and the spiciness of jalapeño merge to form a flavorful fusion, enhanced by a smoked sea salt rim. (elcaminoftlauderdale.com)

1 1/2 oz. Altos Blanco tequila 1 oz. fresh watermelon juice 2 jalapeño slices 1/2 oz. lime juice 1/2 oz. agave Smoked sea salt (for rim) Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Strain over fresh ice in saltrimmed glass, garnish with watermelon and jalapeño. Yields one serving.

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TEATIME This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to afternoon tea at La Vie Tea Salon by chef Lenore Nolan Ryan. Ryan’s latest venture, an extension of her friend’s chic home furnishing and lifestyle boutique La Vie en Blanc in Fort Lauderdale, serves up petite pastries and nibbles inside a French-inspired tea salon. Round out a day of shopping by savoring tarragon chicken salad and chilled asparagus soup sprinkled with fresh Parmesan shavings. Sweeter samplings abound in the form of ganache brownies and scones with confitures, lemon curd, and clotted cream. A must-try is the French tropézienne that Ryan discovered in St. Tropez. Her rendition of the cream-filled brioche is delicately drizzled in a berry compote and topped with fresh fruit. Combine a slice of this custard cake with some rosemary-lavender tea, presented in an antique cup and saucer, to indulge in peak belle vie. (lenorenolanryan.com)

Stop by La Vie Tea Salon to sample dishes such as caprese terrine (above). Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan’s meals are served on French and English china, along with sterling silver cutlery and white linen napkins.

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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The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the restaurant industry. Here, we outline a selection of area eateries that, as of press time, are open for takeout and/or delivery service. Please consider supporting locally owned restaurants during this difficult time.

AMERICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL A cool atmosphere and elevated comfort food classics are the hallmarks of this hotspot at the heart of Las Olas. 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (americansocialbar.com) $$ CANYON The bold flavors of Southwest, Asian, and Latin American cuisines blend in Canyon’s famous prickly pear margarita, shrimp tostada, tuna tartare, and white chocolate bread pudding. 1818 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (canyonfl.com) $$$ 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) $$ THE FOXY BROWN Offering nouveau American cuisine at its finest, Foxy Brown has a neighborhood-like feel with a big city taste. 723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (myfoxybrown.com) $$ GEORGIA PIG BBQ RESTAURANT Live Oakwood 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 modern space in Victoria Park. 476 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (goodspiritsrestaurant.com) $$ GREEN BAR KITCHEN Plant-based sustainability is the focus of this modern eatery that embraces fresh, vibrant, and wholesome food. 1075 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (greenbarkitchen.com) $$ THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWNER An evening out along the waterfront is perfectly complemented by a casual meal at this New River–adjacent landmark. 10 S. New River Dr. E., Fort Lauderdale (thehistoric downtowner.com) $$ THE ROYAL PIG PUB & KITCHEN This gastropub tantalizes patrons with elevated American classics for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (royalpigpub.com) $$ SEASONS 52 Most of the dishes on this healthconscious, seasonally minded resto’s menu pack a serious flavor punch while staying light at under 600 calories. The Galleria, 2428 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (seasons52.com) $$ SHOOTERS WATERFRONT In step with the everevolving city since 1982, this dockside icon serves brunch, lunch, and dinner to legions of faithful patrons and epicurean travelers. 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (shooterswaterfront.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | MAY/JUNE 2020

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On the Power of FOOD

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ANGELO ELIA PIZZA, BAR, & TAPAS Chef Angelo Elia’s eponymous eatery extends the Casa D’Angelo family, feaJosé Andrés is no stranger to giving back. The celebrity chef turing small plates and Italian-style pizza and humanitarian—who was slated to appear in May as part of that celebrate old-world techniques. the Broward College Speaker Series, an engagement that 4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale has since been postponed due to the coronavirus—understands (angeloeliapizza.com) $$ BISTRO MEZZALUNA This treasured the powerful impact of food. In addition to feeding the few at establishment boasts an impressive wine his award-winning restaurants, he works to feed many through selection and savory house favorites World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit he founded to provide like lamb chops and bistro seafood meals to those impacted by natural disasters and other crises. pasta. 1821 SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale In 2017, after Hurricane Maria devasted Puerto Rico, (bistromezzaluna.com) $$$ Andrés helped to organize the delivery of more than 3.5 CAFÉ VICO Owner Marco Vico RodriFAST FACTS: million meals, an effort that earned him a nomination for the gues knows how to welcome his guests, and there’s no better way than with his Nobel Peace Prize. Amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, he JOSÉ ANDRÉS HAS WRITTEN NUMEROUS kind smile and to-die-for pasta. 1125 N. BOOKS INCLUDING HIS 2019 BEST-SELLING mobilized his charity to feed those who were held up on the Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (cafe VEGETABLES UNLEASHED: A COOKBOOK AND Diamond Princess cruise ship and also transformed his resvicorestaurant.com) $$ 2018’S WE FED AN ISLAND: THE TRUE STORY taurants in Washington, D.C., into community kitchens offerCAFFÉ EUROPA A go-to spot for OF REBUILDING PUERTO RICO, ONE MEAL AT ing to-go meals for those in need. Time magazine recognized lunch or dinner on Las Olas, Caffé EuA TIME. his actions with a cover story in early April. ropa’s Calabrian-inspired fare is perDuring his talk—the date of which is still to be deterfect for sharing with friends and family. HE’S TWICE BEEN NAMED ON TIME MAGA910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale mined—Andrés will share stories and images from his travels, ZINE’S “100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE” LIST. (caffeeuropalasolas.com) $$ documenting work promoting clean cookstove technology; CASA D’ANGELO Owner-chef Angelo improving kitchens in urban and rural schools; and launching THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CULIElia’s meticulous care for ingredients is culinary projects to create jobs and increase opportunities for NARY PROFESSIONALS HONORED ANDRÉS WITH evident down to the spices in the marifamilies in Haiti and beyond. Here, we highlight three more A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN 2017 AND nara and flour in the house-made bread THE NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDAL IN 2015. things to know about the philanthropic chef. (broward.edu) served at this Italian fine-dining institution. 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (casa-d-angelo.com) $$$ IL MULINO CUCINA Luscious homemade saffron-infused pasta is a standout on this STEELPAN KITCHEN & BAR Steelpan strikes ASIAN menu of classic Italian favorites. 1800 E. Sunrise Caribbean-American fusion gold with the callaloo Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (ilmulinofl.com) $$ artichoke dip, grilled skirt steak, and pineapple rum ASIA BAY SUSHI & THAI Located along Las Olas cake. 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort LauBoulevard, this elegant riverfront dining destination NOODLES PANINI In addition to the restaurant’s namesake menu items, the homemade mozzarella, derdale (steelpanftl.com) $$ offers Japanese and Thai dishes with creative subruschetta, braised beef short ribs, and special fish TAP 42 Daily drink specials and a diverse menu make shi rolls. 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (asia dishes are made-from-scratch must-haves. 821 E. Las this taproom-restaurant an ideal place for a gastrobayrestaurants.com) Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (facebook.com/noodles nomical rendezvous. 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Laud- BOMBAY DARBAR Intoxicating spices perfume the panini) $$ erdale (tap42.com) $$ air and rich Indian masalas, curries, and kormas beTOP HAT DELICATESSEN This old-school deli offers set the tables at this Las Olas jewel. 1521 E Las Olas SCOLAPASTA BISTRO Family is at the heart of this modern farm-to-table Italian bistro that puts a coneverything from knishes to Reubens, a well as reinBlvd., Fort Lauderdale (bombaydarbar.com) $$ temporary twist on its Old World heritage. 3358 NE vented dishes and decadent desserts. 415 NE Third CASA SENSEI Sushi meets Asian-Latin fusion at this 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale (scolapastabistro.com) $$ St., Fort Lauderdale (tophatftl.com) $$ canal-side eatery in signature dishes like the lobster TOP ROUND SoCal flavor finds its home between guacamole, Korean steak chimichurri, and the Fish two buns at this sandwich shop, where the Burnt Roll. 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort LauderdLATIN AND MEXICAN meats are slow roasted and the custard is made ale (casasensei.com) $$ fresh. 35 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (eat CHRISTINA WAN’S MANDARIN HOUSE Christina BAR RITA Nestled on Andrews Avenue, this eclectic topround.com) $ Wan continues her family’s legacy of bringing tradiMexican and Latin spot is known for its two-floor YOLO Fun and American delicacies are on the menu at tional Chinese cuisine to South Florida, some with building, where a menu of tacos and tequila complethis restaurant-bar-lounge trio. 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., unorthodox flair. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdment the splashy facade. 1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Fort Lauderdale (yolorestaurant.com) $$$ ale (christinawans.com) $$ Lauderdale (barrita.ftl) $$ YOT BAR & KITCHEN A 360-degree view of the New THAI SPICE No tour of South Florida’s culinary tri- CARLOS & PEPE’S Colorful motifs and authentic River inspires the locale’s nautical interiors, fresh umphs would be complete without a meal from this Mexican-American fare have earned this eatery a famenu, and adventurous cocktails. 2015 SW 20th St., delightful Pan-Asian destination. 1514 E. Commercial vorable reputation since 1979. South Harbor Plaza, 1302 Fort Lauderdale (yotlmc.com) $$ Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thaispicefla.com) $$ SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (carlosandpepesfl.com) $$ 82

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LA BAMBA Sampling the best from cuisines across Latin America, this multifaceted eatery’s savory and filling dishes are a hit across South Florida. 4245 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 17 St. 1901 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 5452 W Sample Rd., Margate; 10169 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation (labamba123.com) $$ ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BAR If the 400 tequila varieties aren’t enough to hook patrons, the delicious tacos de casa and fresh guacamole (mashed tableside) make this expansive cantina-style resto irresistible. 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (roccostacos.com) $$

SEAFOOD 15TH STREET FISHERIES & DOCKSIDE CAFE OldFlorida charm is alive and well at this Lauderdale Marina favorite that features spiny lobster tail, seared diver scallops, and a host of delicious desserts. 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale (15streetfisheries.com) $$$ DUNE A stunning mid-century modern dining room hosts imaginative nouveau coastal dishes, like Spanish sole, crispy panisse, and a Beach Grill, featuring scallops, spiny lobster tail, a petite filet, and a rack of lamb to share. 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (dunefl.com) $$$

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) $$$ MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB Finery comes naturally to this Intracoastal-hugging dining room, where guests can enjoy sea spoils among luxurious interiors or alfresco. 3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (maestrosrestaurants.com) $$$ POKE HOUSE Nestled inside Victoria Park Shoppes, this restaurant is known for its chef-driven poke bowls and buns with tasty sidekicks like sake, beer, and wine. This is the perfect place for newbies to try the Hawaiian delicacy. 666 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale (thepokehouse.com) $$ SEA WATCH ON THE OCEAN A nostalgic nod to Old Florida, this landmark eatery has been serving some of Broward County’s finest fruits de mer for more than 45 years. 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (seawatchontheocean.com) $$ WILD SEA OYSTER BAR & GRILLE A stellar raw bar and responsibly fished seafood are the mainstays at this luxe Las Olas hotel dining room. Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (wildsea lasolas.com) $$$

STEAK HOUSE THE CAPITAL GRILLE Renowned for dry-aged cuts, elevated steak house trimmings, superb wines, and attentive staff, this high-end chain’s dining rooms offer a luxurious experience. 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thecapitalgrille.com) $$$ DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE A sophisticated chophouse serving up bold renditions of steak and fish alongside modern cocktails. 501 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 150, Fort Lauderdale (delfriscosgrille.com) $$$ NYY STEAK Located in Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, NYY Steak presents five-star seafood and steak offerings in an atmosphere that honors one of baseball’s finest teams, the New York Yankees. 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek (nyysteak.com) $$$ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Delectable specialty cuts of Prime beef, an impressive wine portfolio, and New Orleans–inspired chef specials and cocktails set a luxurious scene for any special occasion. 2525 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (ruthschris.com) $$$

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PETER AND SUSAN BROCKWAY

DEBBIE AND DAVE ENGLERT

HOMESAFE’S CLASSIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY WHAT: Rock ‘N’ Roll Party WHERE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Davie TO BENEFIT: Attendees raised funds to support HomeSafe’s mission to protect victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

STEVE BERNSTEIN, ABBY BERNSTEINHENDERSON, AGGIE AND JEFF STOOPS

RAEANN, MIKE, BARBARA, AND STEPHANIE MITRIONE

SHAY AND BRENDAN CAVANAGH

LYNDA BIDEAU, DIANA AND JACK WEIR REX KIRBY

CHRIS AND JAYNE MALFITANO, LAURA SYLVESTER AND ANDY TRUNK

KEN AND MAGGIE ROSENBERG

TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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GREGG BURGESS, ED FRENCH LUKE BARNHILL, LYNN BREWER, DEBBIE SAVAGE BARBARA KASSDIKIAN, RENEE PETERSON, JULIA FISHMAN TAMARAC, TIM HOGANS KATHLEEN CANNON, RUDABEH SHAHBAZI

SOFIA CELEBRATES WHAT: Uniting Communities Gala WHERE: Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: The gala honored community leaders and volunteers who have bettered the socio-economic lives of the aging.

CINDY AND TED PERRELLA ADI GOLDSTEIN, BARBARA KASSDIKIAN

WORLD RED EYE

DIONNE POLITE, RUDABEH SHAHBAZI, JULIET ROULHAC

TIM HOGANS, DARRUN MOHAN

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SEEN MARSHA LEVY, ROBERT ACCETURA

MICHAEL PERLMAN, KIRK BROWN

HANDY OFFICE GRAND OPENING PHIL DEBIASI, MICHAEL WILD, DAN YOUNG

WHAT: Office and campus celebration WHERE: North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth celebrated its new office and campus surrounded by supporters.

BERNARD PAUL-HUS, CHAD MOSS

DEAN TRANTALIS, DAN YOUNG, DALE HOLNESS, KIRK BROWN

ISABEL GONZALEZ, GREGORY HAILE

BILL FEINBERG, ADAM CORIN, MINDY JENNINGS

JOEY EPSTEIN, PATTY SACCO, ANDY CAGNETTA

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MAUREEN JACOBSON, CAROL STEIGELMAN, FADER REICHARD, MARLENE COPPOLA, LISA GOTHIER

ANGEL PAWS WOOFSTOCK WHAT: Broward County Humane Society “Woofstock” WHERE: Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale TO BENEFIT: The ’60s-themed luncheon and fashion show raised more than $111,000 to help improve the lives of animals.

MARGARET MELDEAU, SUSAN SMITH, SHAWN SMITH-MYERS

CHRISTOPHER AGOSTINO, CHRISTY GUMBERG

DOWNTOWN PHOTO

DANA WEISS, NICOLA MASTRANGELO, KYLE CROKE

BACK: MARILIZE OLIVEIRA, LAUREN MILLER FRONT: SUSAN GADDIS, CINDY RODRIGUEZ, NANI MALONEY

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COMING ASHORE Sea turtle nesting season is underway on South Florida’s beaches. Do your part by keeping the beach clean and staying clear of nesting sites. Those interested in learning more about loggerheads, leatherbacks, and green sea turtles can join in on a Turtle Trek offered by Sea Turtle Oversight Protection in Fort Lauderdale through midSeptember. The nighttime excursion allows for the rare opportunity to spot mothers coming ashore and witness hatchlings find their way to the sea. All funds benefit the ongoing rescue and protection of sea turtles. (seaturtleop.com)

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