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OCTOBER 2020 FEATURES 42 / BRING ON THE BOSAS Brothers Joey and Nick Bosa have bright futures in the NFL By Melissa Puppo

46 / MAKING WAVES

Andrew and Tanya Heller host an alfresco party steeped in Americana By Linda Marx

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We spotlight 10 yacht charters almost too good to be true By Howard Walker

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

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IS Projects seeks to revitalize the art of print

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36 / QUICK TRIPS Sample the best of Austin, Texas, at The Driskill By Mary Murray

18 / CULTURE

By Howard Walker

Chevy serves up the ultimate Corvette at an amazing price

Updates from Young at Art Museum and the Parker Playhouse

40 / HIGH SEAS

20 / BOATING

Onboard Jimmy Buffett’s latest boat, Last Mango

Insight into the safety protocols at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

STYLE 25 / THE LOOK Patriotic accessories, plus homeinspired attire

28 / JEWEL BOX Enchanting evening gems that sparkle and shine

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Waldorf Astoria brings unparalleled luxury to Mexico’s hautest coast

The owner of The Blithe Co. presents a primer on healing crystals

Three ways to up your yachting game in time for cooler temps

PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHELE EVE SANDBERG MODEL: NICK BOSA LOCATION: 30 THIRTY NORTH OCEAN, FORT LAUDERDALE

ESCAPE 33 / WANDERLUST

30 / BEAUTY Products that deliver results

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TOP LAWYERS 73 / WHO’S WHO

Listings and info for area litigators

EAT + DRINK 91 / IN SEASON

Savor stone crab claws at Shooters

92 / LOCAL BITES

Harborwood opens on Las Olas, MK Takeaways makes meals easy for families, and more

PARTING SHOT 96 / SMOOTH SAILING Navigate Fort Lauderdale’s waterways via Water Taxi

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FROM THE EDITOR

Fall VIBES

Daphne Nikolopoulos

October #Goals CREATIVE CALLING Art is a powerful way to learn. Hats off to the Young at Art Museum for its tireless pursuit of art education, even in the midst of a pandemic. Page 18.

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Nothing signals the coming of season like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show—and I’m thrilled to see that this year’s event will be held in its usual physical form, starting October 28. If it seems like the beginnings of a return to “normal,” that’s an accurate perception. FLIBS president Andrew Doole argues that with the proper distancing and safety measures, which will be strictly enforced at the show, an event of this scale doesn’t have to be a health threat. Read an informative Q&A with Andrew, and learn what to expect at FLIBS this year, on page 22. Since the yachting life is in sharp focus this month, we bring you more content about life on the water. On page 46, philanthropists Andrew and Tanya Heller invite us onboard their 145-foot yacht, Tanzanite, for an all-American dinner party. The charming duo, known for their stylish soirees, have gone all-out with the patriotic theme, from the red, white, and blue florals and table decor to such Americana fare as Maine lobster with grits and an assortment of pies (all glutenfree, of course). Turn to “Making Waves” and be inspired for your next party, at sea or on land. Since we’re in the thick of an exciting football season, we bring you two “homegrown” NFL superstars: Joey and Nick Bosa, Fort Lauderdale residents and defensive ends. Nick, our cover model this month, plays for the San Francisco 49ers and Joey is entering his fifth season (with a $135 million contract extension, no less) with the Los Angeles Chargers. If that seems like a lot of talent for one family, that’s not even the half of it. Their father, John, was a defensive end for the Dolphins, and their uncle and cousin also went pro. Read about this incredible—and tight-knit—football family in “Bring on the Bosas,” on page 42. Enjoy the issue!

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ANCHORS UP THE COUNTDOWN TO THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW HAS BEGUN. THE ANTICIPATED CELEBRATION OF LUXURIOUS LIFE ON THE WATER WILL BEGIN IN THE “YACHTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” OCTOBER 28. TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE SHOW’S FEATURED YACHTS AND MARINE GEAR, CHECK OUT FLI’S “FLIBS 2020 COUNTDOWN” BLOG FOR EXPERT INSIGHT ON WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO. AND, TURN TO PAGE 22 FOR OUR Q&A ON THE SHOW’S ADVANCED SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

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CUSTOM Creations The culmination of Ingrid Schindall’s love of paper, ink, and craft is on full display inside IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale’s FATVillage. Described as a public-access printmaking and book arts studio, IS Projects has grown to house a robust assortment of equipment and materials that area creatives can use to further their practice. Schindall’s boutique letterpress printing, screen printing, and bookbinding shop aptly named Nocturnal Press—an ode to her nights staying up late in the studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art—is also part of IS Projects. This half of her business handles orders for things like custom invita-

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tions and posters. “This is the completion of my vision of what the space would be,” says the Delray Beach native. “I always wanted it to be a space that had printing facilities, fine art collaborations, and residency spaces.” Visitors can peek into the facility’s inner workings and learn more about the assortment of letterpresses—some date back to the early 1800s and 1900s—during offhours. Schindall shares her love for the bygone craft through weekly workshops where amateurs and artists gain hands-on experience. Flip the page to read about Schindall and her vibrant print shop. (isprojectsfl.com) —Melissa Puppo

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What brings you the most joy in your work? My background comes from collaborating with different artists who are maybe not as familiar with this medium as I am. We want to inspire artists to explore this medium and inspire collectors to be interested in this medium. It’s really a process of cultivating a love of book arts in South Florida, which has been my mission the whole time.

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What made you want to return to South Florida? I was living in Baltimore and had a small studio where I was making journals and selling them at art fairs, which was great. Baltimore wasn’t really the right place for me. I started coming down with a suitcase of books and would do craft fairs at different places. I tried Philadelphia, Miami, and I found one here in FATVillage called the Night Owl Market. I then found out about Art Walk. That was April 2014. I signed my lease on the spot. I wound up getting the keys in August and took September to move in and opened at that September Art Walk.

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How do you view letterpress printing today? I think right now what printing and physical objects are going through in printed word and printed images is not necessarily a death, but something that is more valued. The act of printing a book on paper instead of seeing an e-book implies that there is some

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Can you tell us about the artist book publishing program, Existent Books? Once or twice a year we invite an artist to the studio and collaborate on a book project. Some of those artists have worked in a book format before, and some have not. The residency we just finished up was with Onajide Shabaka, a Miami-based artist. We also collaborated with Michelle Miller, a painter in West Palm.

1. SIP ON A PUMPKIN ALE: Taste the flavors of fall at Orchestrated Minds Brewing in the Dorsey Riverbend Community. This nano-brewery offers a tasty roundup of hop-forward IPAs, sours, and stouts. To fulfill your seasonal craving, opt for owner Davy Martin’s German-style Marzen Oktoberfest beer. (orchestratedmindsbrewing.co) 2. PICK UP PRODUCE AT A FARM: Criswell Farm and Market in Fort Lauderdale abounds with fresh fruits, veggies, and specialty goods. In-season vegetables such as beets, carrots, and eggplant (available for curbside pickup) make for a tasty side dish or a simple fall soup. (facebook.com/criswellfarm)

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What kinds of workshops do you host? The ones we’re developing now are for leather travel journals. We started with just workshops with easily accessible supplies. Paper marbling is a really fun one, as well as jelly plate printing, which is a type of printing you can do at home easily; you don’t need a press and can get beautiful results. (Workshops were only available virtually as of press time. Check the IS Projects website for the latest on when in-person meetings will return.)

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Khatie Krisztian (left) handcrafts the gemstone and crystal jewelry inside The Blithe Co.

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Ancient HEALINGS STONE DECODER WHICH GEMSTONES AND CRYSTALS FIT YOU? AMETHYST: Invites positive dream experiences; offers a deep sense of peace and calm; combats anxiety. MOONSTONE: Known as the stone for new beginnings; inspires inner growth and strength; soothes emotional instability and stress. ROSE QUARTZ: Brings out self-love, compassion, and unconditional love toward others; aids in forgiveness; welcomes new love and connections. SELENITE: Cleanses other stones and spaces; instills peace and calm. TIGER’S EYE: A “shapeshifting” stone yielding confidence, courage, and clarity.

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While some see crystals as merely pretty stones, Khatie Krisztian says otherwise. Diagnosed with PTSD as a teenager, she dealt with panic and anxiety attacks and had trouble sleeping. A friend suggested she buy a crystal to aid in her emotional and spiritual healing. “The world looked new,” she recalls. “There were new ways to look at problems instead of being overwhelmed by them.” Her first purchase was a fluorite stone, which is believed to bring focus, concentration, and balance and help individuals work through complex issues. Fascinated, Krisztian drove to a mine and brought back pounds of crystals that she later turned into necklaces for family and friends. She eventually began selling them at a few local stores and decided to turn jewelry making into a full-time business in 2018. Her storefront, The Blithe Co.,

first set up roots in the MASS District but landed firmly in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in August. Krisztian chose “Blithe” because of its happy, lighthearted connotations. “The crystals are alleviating your stressors,” she notes. “They’re welcoming love into your life.” The boutique is open and airy with a splash of aqua that brings attention to the products. Patrons can shop Krisztian’s array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and earrings all handmade in 14-karat gold or 14-karat plated silver. Himalayan salt lamps for cleansing, smoky quartz and amethyst clusters, and selenite stones are just a few other crystal specialties on offer, as well as goods by local makers. Highlights include Bungalow Drift macramé wall hangings, homemade soaps, teas, candles, skincare, and more. Krisztian also plans to offer weekly workshops in tandem with the artisan creators. (theblitheco.com) —M.P.

SLAY YOUR DAY Hollywood-based high-performance coach Sandi Glandt has launched her first book, Slay Your Day, an empowering guide designed for those who seek to become ultra-productive and unlock their potential in all areas of life. “My passion for helping women tap into their highest and full potential is something that gives me so much joy,” says Glandt. “There is no reason to settle for one or the other—we can have it all; it’s just a matter of prioritizing what is important to us and setting sys-

tems in place to make it happen.” The book tackles topics relating to protecting your time, knowing your non-negotiables, taking back control, and claiming power, and features workbook questions after each chapter. “We all have the same 24 hours in the day, but if we use them right, we get to show up stronger, happier, healthier, more connected, loved, and living life on purpose.” —M.P.

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24/SEVEN Left: Artist Peter Symons works on his “WonderWalls” Exhibit at Young at Art Museum. Below and bottom left: Social Distancing pieces by Marco Tulio, part of the “While We Were Out” Exhibition, curated by Caitlin Baisley for YAA’s Young Artists Gallery.

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espite the challenges of operating amid a pandemic, Young at Art Museum (YAA) in Davie has mobilized its programming and turned to the web to bring cultural education to Broward County students. Although YAA was forced to cease in-person operations in mid-March, it has continued its mission to enrich the community through interactive arts experiences in the form of YAA at Home projects and virtual tours, as well as YAA on the Go events. “A lot of this programming that we’re doing is stuff that we knew we wanted to do anyway, so we’ve been able to take advantage of the timeframe to do it so that we have an infrastructure in perpetuity,” notes Zack Spechler, director of exhibitions and operations. YAA has been uploading weekly activities, designed by professional artists, that kids can easily complete at home. Highlights include optical pattern coloring pages by Jen Stark and instructions for making shoebox

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dioramas courtesy of Christopher Ian Macfarlane. There’s also a video series on ways to transform everyday objects into works of art, from cardboard cactuses to coffee-stain paintings. Some of the YAA at Home activities coordinate with the museum’s special exhibitions, which are available to view online. Two new shows are “While We Were Out,” featuring student works created during the pandemic, and “WonderWalls,” a site-specific installation of artist Peter Symons’ “colorshifting experiments.” In a statement on the piece, Symons explains that he looked to social distancing guidelines as a design principle, starting with a pattern on the floor that uses 6-foot spacing and then ripples out to interact with other points and spread up onto the walls. In addition to this art programming, YAA has taken steps to support underserved children and families during this difficult time. In June, the museum organized a Driving Graduation Party to deliver works that ArtREACH students made at YAA during the school year, as well as food, toys, masks, and more. The following month, the YAA on the Go bus traveled to low-income communities to distribute mask design and art kits and other necessities. As of press time, the museum is still closed, but YAA’s virtual efforts are ongoing, so reach out directly for the latest update. (youngatartmuseum.org) —Mary Murray

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ON WITH THE SHOW THE PARKER PLAYHOUSE IS PREPARING FOR A SPECTACULAR SECOND ACT. THIS FORT LAUDERDALE CULTURAL INSTITUTION DATES BACK TO 1967 BUT IS LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021, WHEN IT WILL UNVEIL A $30 MILLION FACELIFT. THIS REIMAGINATION, ENVISIONED BY WILSON BUTLER ARCHITECTS AND ID & DESIGN INTERNATIONAL, MAINTAINS THE BUILDING’S ORIGINAL SOPHISTICATION, WHILE USHERING IT INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY THROUGH A NEW LOBBY DESIGN, PRIVATE DONOR AND PREMIUM LOUNGES, A SIGNATURE BAR AREA, AND UPGRADED PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE THE THEATER’S ACOUSTICS. (PARKERPLAYHOUSE.COM) —M.M.

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Living in luxury between the sea, sky, and city isn’t out of reach when you can purchase an Arkup yacht. These self-sufficient, ecological floating homes allow residents to cruise around effortlessly and easily dock up to a marina or anchor in a bay. These fully furnished, 75-foot vessels come with a $5.5 million price tag for the latest solar electric model. With their four hydraulic pilings that stabilize the home on the sea floor, they can withstand even the roughest of hurricanes. They’re also replete with hurricane-proof, floor-toceiling glass and can rise 30 feet above sea level. In addition, they come equipped

with smart home automation and rainwater harvesting and purification capabilities. The concept is courtesy of French engineers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet, who hail from Miami. “When you own an Arkup, it’s not just about living in a luxury villa on land; you can also move it and enjoy off-the-grid lifetime experiences in the middle of the bay,” says Derouin. “This freedom is a brand-new way of life as it rethinks the way of coastal living while bringing solutions to sea-level rise.” (arkup.com) —M.P.

BOATING WITH EASE EXPERIENCE THE WAVES WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF OWNING AND MAINTAINING A BOAT WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB. BY SIMPLY SIGNING UP (AND CHOOSING FROM ONE OF FOUR MEMBERSHIP PLANS), YOU’LL RECEIVE HANDS-ON TRAINING AND A SAFETY COURSE PROVIDED BY UNITED STATES COAST GUARD–CERTIFIED CAPTAINS WHO WILL SHOW YOU THE WATERWAYS. FROM THERE, GRAB YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO EXPLORE AND RELAX AT YOUR LEISURE. HEAD OUT FOR A DAY OF FISHING, CRUISE AND DOCK AT YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT, OR TAKE A BOAT OUT TO SNORKEL NEARBY. ALL BOATS ARE

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DINE AND DOCK In the yachting world, it takes a highly skilled chef and team to make onboard dining seem effortless. Bill Hansen of Bill Hansen Luxury Catering has mastered the art of exceptional dining on land and sea—from catering for a party of 250 on Watson Island during the Super Bowl to an intimate seaside dinner for two to Sean Combs’ New Year’s Eve celebration. We turned to the esteemed caterer, who’s celebrating 40 years in South Florida, for the lowdown on how to throw the best gourmand maritime adventure. (billhansencatering.com) • On-deck offerings: For large gatherings of guests, Hansen prefers to set up stations, but he has also catered seated meals. Anything they serve ashore can be presented aboard a yacht. “The challenge is working in tight quarters,” he notes. “It’s rigorous work, but it can be done.” • Sample menu: An ideal fête would begin with a beautiful seafood tower with fresh stone crabs and oysters. Make the main course the fresh catch of the day—whatever you can get the morning of the dinner from a local fishmonger is great. “I love fresh cobia fillet served with couscous or rice mixed with almonds, cherry tomatoes, and peas,” says Hansen. Dessert calls for pureed fresh fruit, such as a Key lime mousse with a raspberry coulis and Florida mangoes and papaya. • Make it fun: Find something that will stand out, like Florida lobster tails. “We grill them with lime-basil butter—it is one of our specialty dishes,” says Hansen. —M.P.

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24/SEVEN MARITIME SPECTACLE

IT’S SHOW TIME

ANDREW DOOLE

What to expect at the Fort Lauderdale INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW By Howard Walker Wash your hands, wear a mask, enjoy the show. That’s the message from Andrew Doole, president of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) organizer Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows. Here, he offers insight into the measures his team is taking to ensure everyone who visits this year’s event stays safe and healthy. As of press time, the boat show is slated for October 28 to November 1; contact the presenter directly for the most up-to-date details. (flibs.com) FLI: With so many other high-profile events being canceled, why did you decide it was safe to go ahead with Andrew Doole FLIBS 2020? Doole: Since the inception of the pandemic last spring, we’ve been focused When someone arrives at the show, on creating a plan that would ensure everyone what’s going to be different? who attends the show can do so safely and First, it should be easier to get in. [We’ll have] with confidence. That plan is now in place, more buses and water taxis, with 50 percent and we feel it really raises the bar on health occupancy and constant sanitizing. There’ll be and safety and ensures the safety of our guests. more entrances too—16 instead of the usual What are some of your key health and 11. And no paper tickets; your ticket will be safety initiatives? on your phone. At each entrance, there’ll be First and foremost, it’s the “AllSecure” temperature scanning—not individually but standards we’ve created. They focus on using technology that can pick out anyone in deep, deep cleaning before, during, and line who’s running a temperature. after each day’s events; handwashing and What’s your policy on face masks? hand-sanitizing stations throughout the show We’re following Broward County protocols space; and complete overnight disinfection. on this. Recently the county has issued orders We’ve been working closely with GBAC (the requiring everyone to wear a mask in all Global Biorisk Advisory Council) to develop indoor and outdoor public spaces. Our staff these deep-clean standards, and we’ll be will be wearing face masks, and we expect rigorously implementing them. the same of exhibitor staff. Naturally, we’re 22

recommending all our guests do the same. What about social distancing? We’re making that a little easier by widening the docks by up to 10 feet in the busiest places. That means the walkways by the Bahia Mar entrance, for example, will be up to 30 feet wide. In the exhibition tents, we are widening the aisles and adding directional markers for one-way walking, just like in the supermarket. And all seating in the cafés, VIP lounges, concession areas, and cocktail barges will be set up to social distancing guidelines. Last year, FLIBS had more than 100,000 attendees over five days. What’s your crystal ball telling you about this year’s show? Last year’s attendance was down because of the heatwave that hit us during the show. But even though fewer people came, boat and equipment sales were actually up. For serious buyers, there is simply no better place to look at boats and comparison shop. Yes, attendance this year will inevitably be down simply because fewer overseas guests will travel because of quarantining when they return home. But it’s worth remembering that fewer visitors does make for a better experience for those who do come. Who doesn’t like more space? What impact does FLIBS have for the local community and the marine industry in general? It’s huge. For many of our exhibitors, orders from the show typically amount to 30 percent of their annual sales. All the local hotels, who’ve gone through a terrible spring and

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summer due to COVID-19, really look to the show to boost their revenues. And think of all the small businesses, from local restaurants to shops to even Uber drivers; the show means a real boost to their bottom line. FLIBS is a major economic driver benefiting the marine industry, the city of Fort Lauderdale, and the state of Florida with a total statewide economic impact of $1.3 billion. At last year’s show, over $714 million in product was sold over the five-day period. Yes, we feel it’s important for this year’s

show to go ahead. What’s your advice for visitors looking to plan ahead for the show? If someone has a particular boat they want to see, make an appointment. Manufacturers and brokers will be allowing fewer people on boats, so you don’t [want to] risk not being able to get aboard. Also, be prepared to wear a face mask; we’re hearing many of the manufacturers and brokers will be requiring them for the safety of their staff.

What do you say to people who predict that because of COVID-19, this year’s show will be a shadow of its former self? We’re working tirelessly to ensure FLIBS continues being the pinnacle of all nautical exhibitions and the largest in-water boat show in the world. We’ll still have 6 miles of floating docks and 3 million square feet of exhibition space on 90 acres. We’ll still have Superyacht Village and more world and U.S. debuts than any other boat show in the country. «

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FORT LAUDERDALE Virtual Light The Night

Thursday, November 12, 2020 07:00 PM EST This year we will bring light to the darkness of cancer by celebrating, honoring and remembering those touched by cancer and by rallying VIRTUALLY as a community in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. Now is the time for us to be bigger and more powerful than we’ve ever been before. Be The Voice That Speaks Up... Be The Hand That Reaches Out... BE THE LIGHT THAT CURES CANCER.

On November 12th, we will all join together on our new and engaging virtual platform. Our Virtual Light the Night event will include all of the key activities supporters have come to know and love such as the Circle of Survivors, Remembrance Pavilion, Opening Ceremony and more. You will have the ability to explore our event site, just like you would at an in person event and partake in all of the interactive activities provided by local sponsors. Now is a time like no other. A time when what once seemed normal is anything but. Now is a time when public health and safety requires us to remain apart. But now is also a time when our mission demands we come together. Now is the time to empower every person in this nation to raise a lantern. Because just as cancer sees no boundaries, this year Light The Night can be everywhere and anywhere.

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Sandra Tagliamonte, Broker-Vice President

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2721 SEA ISLAND

Lot 61 North Point lot. Total sq. ft. 19,676 lot size. Build your dream home. 150+ feet to dock your yacht on the north side of the lot. Offered at $5,100,000.

41 COMPASS LANE

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

3301 NE 16TH ST.

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

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

1851 S OCEAN

This 5 bedroom and 5 bath home has an open floor plan with high ceiling and beautiful tropical views. Split floor plan. Master bedroom on the second floor with a balcony. One of the bedrooms downstairs makes for a great in-law suite with private entrance. Beautiful pool area with 130 ft. of water frontage concrete dock. 13,383 sq. ft. lot with a privacy wall. 2-car garage walking distance to the ocean. Offered at $2,200,000 ! NG DI N PE

3322 NE 16TH PLACE

Custom Mediterranean beachfront home located only steps from the beach. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, bright and light. This large 4 bedroom and 4 bath home is great for entertaining. Oversized master, private office, pool view. Over 4,275 sq. ft. of living space, perfect inside and out. 2-car garage. For Rent at $20,000.

12 SUNSET LANE

This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home has a large back yard with some views of the Intracoastal. Oversized heated saltwater pool. Impact doors, updated kitchen with all custom cabinets. Updated bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, tiled floors throughout. Den can be a 3rd bedroom. Private beach access to El Mar Beach Club. This is just a charming beach cottage. 70 feet on deep water. Newer sea wall. Offered at $945,000.

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2801 NE 21ST ST.

Beautiful Georgian estate built in 2004 with 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths. All designer finishes, marble throughout. Gourmet kitchen, media room, all impact windows and doors. Generator. Covered screened area off kitchen. Large backyard with custom pool. East of Bayview. Located in the Bayview school district. Offered at $1,550,000.

5541 NE 26TH AVE

Completely updated! This 3 bedroom and 2 bath home has vaulted ceilings and sky lights. Updated kitchen. Beautiful open floor plan. All new floors throughout the living area and bedrooms. All new impact windows. This can be your own private oasis, beautiful heated pool and tropical landscaping. Backyard has a serene waterfall. 2-car garage. Property is totally gated. Offered at $850,00.

1460 S OCEAN UNIT 1503

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

4811 NE 4TH AVE

Tri-level home, oversized model. Updated kitchen, open floor plan. Marble floors on bottom floor and hard wood floors on the second floor. Bottom level has a recreation room/ basement, great for kids or in-law. A/C installed in 2014, plus 2 mini split A/C in basement and Florida room. All hurricane impact windows and doors. Large back yard. Room for a pool. Offered at $420,000.

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1. TWINKLE, TWINKLE Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures halfmoon with star pendant with diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, $1,900. Roberto Coin, Miami (robertocoin.com) 2. COOL CRESCENTS Ananya Scatter Moon earrings with diamonds and emeralds set in 18-karat white gold, $5,810. (marissacollections.com) 3. NIGHT OWLS Van Cleef & Arpels L’Arche de Noé collection Hiboux clips with diamonds, onyx, chrysoprase, sugilite, and white gold, price upon request. Van Cleef & Arpels, Bal Harbour (vancleefarpels.com) 4. DAWN TO DUSK Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon watch with a black guilloche dial, sapphire crystal caseback, stainless-steel case, and hand-stitched alligator wristband, $16,300. Provident Jewelry locations (providentjewelry.com) 5. MAN ON THE MOON Dior Fine Jewelry Rose Céleste ring with diamonds, mother-of-pearl, and onyx set in gold and white gold, price upon request. (dior.com) 6. GALACTIC GLAM Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Stars and Moons necklace with diamonds set in platinum, price upon request. Tiffany & Co. locations (tiffany.com) 7. DARK SIDE Bonito Panther moon phases ear climbers with crushed natural black diamonds set in gold-plated brass, $220. (bonitojewelry.com) 8. STAR DUST Tamara Comolli Mikado Flamenco Cashmere bracelet with moonstones and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, $55,200. Neiman Marcus, Fort Lauderdale (neimanmarcus.com)

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Fort Lauderdale Illustrated and the Master Brokers Forum present...

THE REAL ESTATE ROUND-UP A MONTHLY FOCUS ON BROWARD COUNTY’S REAL ESTATE

We asked these MASTER BROKERS... Which part(s) of the country are your domestic buyers coming from this year, and what kind of homes do they want? John Beauchamp

Sandra Tagliamonte

- ONE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY My domestic buyers are coming from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and California. Most of them are wanting higher-end homes.

Steven Roberge

- COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

Most of my current buyers are coming from (or virtually searching and making offers from) the Northeast, which is no huge surprise to any of us. Predominantly from New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, as well as the Midwest states such as Ohio and Illinois. For me, it is an equal balance of getaway condominium properties, and single family homes as part of a longerterm relocation strategy.

Marisa DiLenge

- BETTER HOMES & GARDENS FLORIDA 1ST REALTY

My buyers are coming primarily from the Northeast with emphasis on New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. All are interested in single family homes with outdoor spaces, pools, or enough room for pools. Many have purchased seeing the homes only virtually through Zoom and Matterport walkthroughs.

Brian Hero

- ONE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

My domestic buyers are coming primarily from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, specifically New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The buyers are equally balanced: some are choosing condominiums (as buyers still want ocean/water views and amenities), and some are choosing single family homes. Regardless, this has been one of the busiest summers on record for me.

- INTERCOASTAL REALTY

Some of our recent buyers have included families from New York, California, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. We are getting calls and email inquires from many states in the Northeast and Midwest. Because of the COVID restrictions placed on condominium properties, limiting the access to common elements and amenities, most of our buyers are focusing on single family homes. The buyers that have purchased condominiums and townhomes have found “boutique” properties that are smaller, with more focus on the amenities provided by the unit versus the complex.

Laurie Spector - COMPASS

I recently sold properties to couples and families from New York, California, Chicago, Boston and St. Louis. Recently, I’ve seen a significant uptick in inquiries from the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.) Of these clients, a great majority are currently seeking pool homes at various price points. School district has not been a concern. I’m very optimistic about our in-demand market, and believe that condo sales will begin to heat up as we enter Fall/Winter.

Tim Singer

- COLDWELL BANKER GLOBAL LUXURY

Our buyers are coming from California, Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Miami, as well as Broward and Palm Beach counties. We have received many inquiries from London, Paris and Northern Europe, although those buyers are having difficulty traveling to South Florida. Buyers prefer new construction or recently renovated property. Many want single family houses or townhouses with their own private outdoor space although we are selling more condos this Summer than in previous years. Dedicated home office areas are very important. The Northeasterners tell us they have been watching their friends on social media in quarantine by the pool. They find South Florida to be very affordable and as long as they are working away from their corporate headquarters, they may as well be somewhere warm and sunny.

The Master Brokers Forum is a network comprised of South Florida’s elite real estate agents. For more information, please visit www.MasterBrokersForum.com. ............ Promotion ............

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The newly rebranded Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal surfaces as a fresh but familiar showstopper on Mexico’s hautest coast By Paul Rubio

The Waldorf Astoria brand was eager to make a grand entrance into Mexico’s resort market, so they did, in the biggest—and smartest—way possible: by taking the helm of one of the country’s existing elite properties, The Resort at Pedregal on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Rechristened the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

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Pedregal in September 2019, the expansive beachfront retreat, which has defined Mexican coastal glamour for the past 11 years, has now entered its next chapter of greatness. The reflagging of the 24-acre resort has ushered in new programming, amenities, and soft enhancements; thankfully, the beloved aesthetic of Pedregal’s suites, villas, multi-bedroom casitas,

and private homes remains. From studded mesquite wood doors to handcrafted dark wood furnishings, embroidered lampshades, and artistic textiles that depict colorful journeys through the nation’s diverse regions, each room exudes Mexican majesty while staying relevant to today’s interior design vernacular. Accommodations also maximize FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2020

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The stunning design of the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal perfectly frames and accentuates Los Cabos’ desert-meets-the-sea beauty.

Cabo’s dreamy ocean views by way of sea-facing floor plans (each housing a panoramic terrace, inclusive of plunge pool) framing the many splendors of this tract of the Pacific Ocean. Think: the ultimate trifecta of sand, surf, and sky peppered with natural rock arches, breaching humpback whales, and technicolor sunrises and sunsets. Pedregal’s “new” Waldorf edge lies in augmented offerings both on- and off-property. At the more than 12,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa, choose from treatments inspired by the phases of the moon and authentic Mexican folk healing, complete with ingredients consecrated by curanderas (healers) and shamans. At cliffside El Farallón restaurant, begin the evening on the Champagne Terrace, where France’s finest bubbles are served by the glass and paired with the 34

likes of caviar and mineral salts from around the world. Then, continue with a bespoke seafood dinner, choosing from ever-changing selections of day-caught fruits of the sea. Capture premium social media magic on the swings at the new beachfront Va y Viene Beach Bar, or stick with a tried-and-true Instagram favorite and chill in an amphibious lounger at the shallow end of the main infinity-edged pool. Outside the beauty of its picture-perfect 24-acre cove, Pedregal is branching into experiential travel with “Beyond the Beach: Baja Curated Explorations,” a collection of seven bucket-list adventures with pampering touches. Swim with massive whale sharks off La Paz and explore the mountainous terrain, waterfalls, and hot springs of Sierra de la Laguna, aka the Xanadu of Baja’s Sierra. Or opt to sail to Espiritu Santo Island and its surrounding archipelago, home to a stunning union of red sandstone cliffs and

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Clockwise from left: El Farallón restaurant; a snorkeling excursion to Cabo Pulmo; the Estrella Suite terrace; a trip to the hot springs of Sierra de la Laguna; arrive by private jet with the “Private Passport to Pedregal” package; the grand entrance to the treatment pavilions at the Waldorf Astoria Spa.

crystalline waters, plus a resident colony of charismatic sea lions eager to entertain snorkelers with their curious, puppy-like behavior. Just when it seemed the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal had thought of everything the leisure or active traveler could want, the pandemic struck and rewrote the playbook on luxury hospitality. The property has adapted quickly with enhanced safety precautions such as completely disinfected rooms that are sealed after cleaning, “knock and go” drop-off room service, and the use of personal protective equipment by spa therapists. In addition, Pedregal has activated a number of stellar vacation packages that reflect the times. For the ultimate in social distancing, the “Private Passport to Pedregal,” a partnership with Schubach Aviation, provides private round-trip flights from anywhere in the U.S. to the Cabo San Lucas International Airport for groups of four to eight. It also includes private customs clearance on both ends of the trip, seven nights in a two-bedroom oceanview suite, and daily in-residence breakfast.

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Those looking into an idyllic tropical getaway for working or learning remotely can opt for the “Escape Longer” package, offering 30 percent off short-term residencies of more than a week in Pedregal’s residential-style villas and stand-alone homes, which boast fully equipped kitchens. Other perks include 24/7 dedicated butler service, 20 percent off spa and food and beverage, one private chef visit weekly, unlimited complimentary access to the kids’ club for two kids, and more. There’s also the new “Spanish Baja Cultural Immersion” program, a glorious week of Spanish lessons and excursions across the Baja peninsula. Through a big-deal rebranding—and even a global pandemic—the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal authors yet another chapter in the narrative on modern Mexican luxury. (waldorfastorialoscabospedregal.com) « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2020

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The Driskill’s lobby features a custom inverted glass dome made by the Waco, Texas-based Stanton Glass Studio.

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Heart of TEXAS The Driskill presents a slice of Lone Star HISTORY and HOSPITALITY By Mary Murray

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Long before Austin, Texas, gained a worldwide reputation for eclectic art, ample live music, and festivals such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, it helped to define the very essence of the Lone Star State. Now the eleventh largest city in the U.S., Austin boasts a vibe all its own, one steeped in tradition yet on the cutting edge of all things tech and culture. 36

As Austin began evolving in earnest in the second half of the 1800s, it grew around three primary institutions: the state capital building, the University of Texas, and The Driskill Hotel (driskillhotel.com). From the impressive columns that greet you at the entrance to the stained-glass dome in the lobby, The Driskill drips with a sense of sophistication that harkens back to its original splendor. The Driskill’s extensive history, and commitment to fine Texan hospitality, is apparent throughout. A portrait of namesake and founder Jesse Driskill still boasts the bullet holes it earned during a Wild West–style shootout. The hallways were designed to be particularly wide in order to accommodate the large dresses that were all the rage in the 1880s. In 1934, the Texas Rangers plotted the

capture of infamous crime couple Bonnie and Clyde in the hotel’s Jim Hogg Parlor. A suite bears the name of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had his first date with his wife at The Driskill and watched the returns of many elections there, as well. While The Driskill was also the site of one of the first indoor bathrooms in Austin, this luxe property has come a long way in the accomLyndon B. Johnson Suite

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modations department. Its 189 rooms feature custom furniture, vintage-inspired touches, and demure shades of steely gray, plum, beige, and gold. The 14 suites take the theming a step further; the top-tier Cattle Baron Suite is awash in worn leather and rustic details, while the aforementioned Lyndon B. Johnson Suite serves up presidential blue hues and a bathroom dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson’s penchant for Texas bluebonnet flowers. The hotel’s communal areas take a page out of the history books, too. At the 1886 Café & Bakery, guests can indulge in Texas-shaped waffles and a signature chocolate cake amid Victorian furnishings. The Driskill Bar is quintessential Texas, complete with cowhides and a Barvo Walker bronze sculpture entitled The Widow Maker. The Driskill Grill honors the state in its farmto-table philosophy, culling the majority of its ingredients from within 10 miles. The divine charcuterie appetizer, for example, includes selections from Salt & Time, an Austin-based butchery that specializes in artisan dry-cured

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meats. Continue with dry-aged (zilkerbeer.com), with mainstays like the HeavWagyu ribeye and a side of enly Daze and Coffee Stout as well as seasonal lobster mac and cheese for the offerings, is an excellent option. ultimate in cowboy hedonism. Film buffs should flock to the iconic Alamo As of press time, the grill is cur- Drafthouse Cinema (drafthouse.com), which rerently closed due to COVID-19, cently reopened with new social distancing and so contact the hotel directly for sanitation guidelines. Stop by for indie flicks, more information. popular releases, and a full food-and-drink Although the pandemic has menu. There’s also the Umlauf Sculpture Garden put a pause on Austin’s robust (umlaufsculpture.org), an outdoor display of live music, there is still plenty works by twentieth-century artist Charles Umto do across a long weekend lauf. Since reopening in mid-August, this tranquil in this hip haven. First up: food. destination has been limiting occupancy to 30 Austin is renowned for its breakfast tacos, and visitors at a time. Another socially distant activone of the food trucks leading the charge is Ve- ity to embark upon is a tour of the city’s famed racruz All Natural (veracruzallnatural.com). murals. Head to South Austin to visit favorites Any day that starts with a Migas Originales (eggs, like “Greetings from Austin” and “I Love You tortilla chips, cheese, cilantro, tomato, onion, So Much” before circling back to Allens Boots and avocado folded inside a homemade flour or (allensboots.com) to pick up the epitome of corn tortilla) is bound to be a great one. ranch-ready couture. « Another cornerstone of the local cuisine scene is barbecue— and the king is Franklin (franklin bbq.com). In a pre-pandemic world, foodies would line up for hours (literally) to score slabs of ribs and melt-in-your mouth brisket. At press time, Franklin is operating a curbside pickup model better suited to social distancing. Still, order far ahead of when you actually want to eat because when it’s gone, it’s gone. Complete the Austin taste trifecta by sampling some of the city’s premier craft Alamo Drafthouse beers. Zilker Brewing Company VISIT AUSTIN/HEATHER LEAH KENNEDY

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Believe the hype: Chevy’s new mid-engine Corvette is one AMAZING supercar By Howard Walker

If you’re a lover of adrenaline-pumping, finger-tingling, punch-in-thesolar-plexus supercars, I have two little words for you: New Corvette. Just feast your eyes on the thing. It has more visual drama than RuPaul and Lady Gaga combined. More air-gulping intakes than an F-22 Raptor. More ripped muscles than Sly in his prime. Even while standing still, it looks as if it’s slicing through the atmosphere at 200 mph. When GM unveiled the eighth-generation ’Vette in Summer 2019, it sent shock waves through the supercar world. This was no mere reiteration of America’s favorite sports car—it was a complete reinvention of the brand. After 66 years of having its engine up front, this new C8 plants its honking 6.2-liter V-8 right behind the driver. Yet delivering a mid-engine Corvette with almost 500 horsepower, sensational performance, otherworldly handling, and a huge step up in quality wasn’t enough for GM. No, it had to seal the deal with a surprising sticker. In this rarified section of the supercar market, where entry prices start at well above $150,000, a nicely equipped “base” Corvette Stingray costs—drumroll, please—$59,995. There are Chevy pickups that retail for more. Even when you start adding on options, like the must-have $5,000 Z51 Performance package, with its beefier brakes, freer-breathing exhaust, and MagneRide adaptive suspension, you’re still only looking at around $80,000. This is the best-value supercar money can buy. Period. 38

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an angry Rottweiler, this new mid-engine rocket ship sounds less raucous and more refined, though still authoritative when you dial up Sport+. And it’s an absolute joy to drive. You sit in body-clamping bucket seats, hang on to a rectangular wheel, and feel like you’re in the cockpit of a military jet. Heads-Up Display on the windshield, check. Touchscreen angled toward the driver, check. Switches and buttons everywhere, check, check. While the upcoming Florida-friendly convertible version will be worth waiting for, in Corvette tradition the C8 coupe comes standard with a lightweight roof panel that stows in the trunk. When removed, it’s easy to run at

speeds of up to, say, 80 without too much wind buffeting. For a supercar, the C8 is surprisingly accommodating. With the top in place, the rear trunk can swallow a couple of golf bags. Pop the trunk at the front (the frunk?) and there’s space for two well-stuffed duffels. That’s an excellent 12.6 cubic feet total. Shortcomings? The biggest is the dreadful rear-three-quarter visibility; pulling out of an angled road junction is a real leap of faith. Road roar from those huge gumball tires, especially on harsh concrete, quickly gets old. But here is a true engineering marvel, an all-American performance masterpiece that can hold its head high among anything Europe has to offer— and at a price that seems unreal. Now, remind me how to get to Route 66? «

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FINS UP! JIMMY BUFFETT’s new fishing machine is a 1,200-hp power cat designed for speed and comfort By Howard Walker These days, the Son of a Son of a Sailor (you may know him as Parrothead-in-Chief Jimmy Buffett) really doesn’t like to hang around when he’s heading out to his favorite fishing spots. That’s why the “Margaritaville” chorus leader’s newest boat—a stunning, 42-foot, custom power catamaran dubbed Last Mango and painted Buffett’s favorite shade of seafoam green—can top out at more than 60 mph and cruise effortlessly at 40. “We have four Yamaha F300 outboards, so 1,200 horsepower in total,” says Vinnie LaSorsa, Buffett’s longtime captain and BFF (Best Fishing Friend). “At 6,000 rpm we’ve seen 61 mph. It’s a fun boat that gets us there and back fast.” After spending the summer with Mr. B, as LaSorsa calls him, chasing bluefin tuna off Cape Cod and Nantucket, Last Mango will soon be heading down to Florida for the winter, docking at Pompano Beach. Buffett and LaSorsa are already planning wahoo-fishing excursions to the Bahamas and sailfish hunting in the Keys.

“Since we took delivery, we’ve been using it a lot,” LaSorsa says. “We’ve probably put 400 hours on the engines and covered over 7,000 miles. It’s been all over the place.” Buffett, who splits his time between homes in Montauk, Palm Beach, and “a little trailer in Malibu,” had pretty specific requirements for his new boat. After years casting a line from his beloved West Palm Beach–built Rybovich Express sportfisher, it seems Mr. B was looking for something that went a little faster, but not at the expense of comfort. He loved the look, performance, and smooth ride of the ultra-sleek, 42-foot power catamaran from South Carolina–based Freeman Boatworks. But, according to LaSorsa, he really wanted a boat with a pilothouse instead of an open center console.

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“We talked long and hard with Billy POWER FILE Freeman about building us a pilotLENGTH: 42 FEET BEAM: 11 FEET, house version of the 42, but they were 9 INCHES DRAFT: 24 INCHES too backed up with orders. We had to POWER: 4 X YAMAHA F300S come up with a plan B.” TOP SPEED: 61 MPH WHY WE LOVE IT: BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE The solution? Freeman agreed to LOOKING FOR CHANGES IN provide a stripped-out 42 hull and LATITUDES, LAST MANGO WILL deck to the revered nautical artisans GET YOU THERE FAST. at Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works in Pompano, who designed and built a custom carbon-fiber pilothouse and finished off the boat. As LaSorsa notes, “Jimmy only had three requests: power-opening windows for the sides of the house, shock-absorbing seats, and a retractable power awning for the cockpit. Oh, and 58 rod holders so you can fish from pretty much anywhere on the boat.” Why was a pilothouse so important to the 73-year-old singer-songwriter? According to Captain Vinnie it can get cold and foggy up in the Northeast, so it provides a warm retreat. Then in the midday heat of Florida and the Bahamas, it becomes an air-conditioned haven. As you might expect, Last Mango boasts a very cool sound system. Designed for the boat by JL Audio, it pumps out Buffett’s favorite playlists through speakers in the cabin, cockpit, bow, and even up on the tower.

“When Mr. B’s on the boat he’s pretty much exclusively at the helm,” adds LaSorsa. “Being behind the wheel for him is the relaxing part.” Any scary moments while out on the ocean? LaSorsa says he won’t forget a trip to the Bahamas earlier this year, in an area southwest of the Berry Islands known as The Pocket. “We were heading down to the Exumas and got into a heavy southeaster with wind against tide. The seas were a solid 8 to 10 feet. The boat did pretty well, but it was not comfortable. It was the roughest conditions I’ve been in.” Even when Buffett isn’t wetting a line, it’s rare to see Last Mango tied to the dock. LaSorsa is the founder of Freedom Fighter Outdoors, a charitable organization that works with injured service members. With Buffett’s support and occasional participation, LaSorsa organizes fishing expeditions for wounded veterans. To help raise money, Buffett and LaSorsa created the Last Mango Boatworks website (lastmangoboatworks.com) selling cool Last Mango–logoed apparel, jewelry, and more. «

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Nick (right and opposite page) and Joey Bosa, both pro defensive linemen, represent the NFL’s future.

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THE BOSAS Supported by a tight-knit family, these South Florida–bred brothers have secured a bright future in the NFL BY MELISSA PUPPO

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“ Clockwise from left: Joey (left) offers Nick support at the 2019 NFL Draft; Cheryl Bosa and Nick; The Bosa family with developer Adam Adache (center) during an Engel & Völkers/30 Thirty North Ocean Super Bowl Week Kick-Off Event.

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or Joey and Nick Bosa, the love of football is in their blood. The brothers grew up cheering for their favorite teams every week during the cherished fall season, but Nick’s earliest memories of the sport are the mementos sprinkled throughout his childhood home in Miami. They belonged to his father, former Miami Dolphins defensive end John Bosa, who played in the NFL for four years beginning in 1987. Even with a lineage of athletes in the family (their uncle and cousin also went pro), the brothers showed a superior knack for the game that’s since propelled them from sunny South Florida into the wider world of professional football. At 25 and 23, respectively, Joey and Nick represent the NFL’s future. A defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers, Joey is entering his fifth season and in August signed a five-year, $135-million contract extension, making him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. Nick is gearing up for his second season as a defensive end with the San Francisco 49ers, after becoming a rookie sensation and playing in Super Bowl LIV. The brothers’ rise to high-caliber play started early. “Nick was always a super football fan, even when he was really little,” recalls their mother, Cheryl Bosa, from her house on Fort Lauderdale Beach. When older brother Joey began playing, Nick took note. At 7 years old, he convinced his parents to let him play as well. “It was an easy thing for me to start doing and fall in love with,” says Nick. In addition to football, the brothers dabbled in other sports, from soccer to baseball to basketball. Every step of the way, Cheryl and John offered their support. Cheryl notes that

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many people noticed their exceptional innate talent, especially Nick’s. “We’d be at the field and strangers would walk up to us and say, ‘What is going on here?’ [John and I] would be like, ‘We’re not quite sure. This is wacky.’” Football eventually became the Bosa brothers’ focus once they started school at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, which has a national reputation for producing top athletes. “St. Thomas is a school where you don’t have too many multisport athletes, especially when they’re really focused on one or the other,” says Joey, who Cheryl describes as “intense” growing up. Nick, she points out, was the opposite. “Nick was always really

MY GOAL IS TO GET BACK TO MY TEAMMATES AND GO WIN THE SUPER BOWL.” —Nick Bosa

funny. Goofy, silly, always making us laugh. He’s a funny guy. Not real serious.” The two played on the varsity team for one year together. Nick, a freshman at the time, needed to put on weight and started seriously lifting weights in hopes of one day being recruited. Joey’s future in the NFL became a possibility when he received an offer from Alabama his sophomore year. “I was a backup on varsity, and I went to [Alabama’s] camp and really didn’t see myself as anything special out of the bunch there,” he says. He was one of two athletes who received an offer—a pivotal moment that opened up the option for additional college offers. “I went on to

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have a really good junior year. Right around then is when it turned into a job.” Joey ultimately committed to playing football at The Ohio State University. Three years later, Nick followed in his footsteps, becoming a Buckeye and later forgoing his senior year to enter the NFL Draft. The Bosas made history in 2019 when the 49ers drafted Nick second overall, making them the only family in the history of the NFL to have three defensive linemen picked in the first round. (The Mannings, who are all quarterbacks, are the only clan with a similar accomplishment.) Both Joey and Nick received the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. While Joey’s family celebrated in person in 2016, Nick was unable to attend the ceremony because he was preparing for Super Bowl LIV, which was hosted in Miami Gardens. Nick looks back on the event with mixed emotions. Added pressure and media attention prompted nerves for the first-time Super Bowler, who was playing in his hometown. “The whole build-up part is not my favorite, but once you get out on the field, it’s just football, so it was a lot of fun to play and to have my family there watching me,” he says. “It didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but it was good motivation for the rest of my career.” During playoffs, Cheryl attended two of Nick’s games with Joey, which she says was a “really cool” experience. The mother of two powerhouses has been spotted wearing a sewn-together jersey, with one half supporting the Chargers and the other repping the 49ers. “I’m on a plane every weekend. Usually when the schedule comes out, I set them up, side by side, and try to figure out my schedule. There are very few weekends that I don’t travel.” The Bosa brothers both sport No. 97 in honor of their father, who now makes his living as an entrepreneur and resides in Fort Lauderdale and Colorado. Cheryl, who represents Engel & Völkers’ sports and entertainment division, has been living in Fort Lauderdale for the last 10 years following two decades in Miami. She handles luxury properties, including 30 Thirty North Ocean, where Nick recently closed on a two-story condo. The property, which will serve as home base for Nick in the off-season, features modern architecture, sprawling ocean views, large open terraces, and resort-style amenities, including a clubhouse lounge and a well-equipped fitness center. It’s also steps from the beach—a spot Nick looks forward to exploring.

Nick Bosa will call his two-story condo at 30 Thirty North Ocean home in the off-season.

With Joey close by, the brothers spent this summer training six days a week at their local facility, putting in the work needed to ensure a successful season. Sharing similar styles of play, they often look to one another for ways to improve. “I’m sure when Nicky sees me run a fast time or I see him run a fast time, it adds a little boost of motivation for the next round,” says Joey. With Joey entering his fifth year in the NFL, he’s determined to pick up more wins. “At this point in my career, I kind of know what I’m going to do out there and hold myself to a really high standard,” he says. “But what’s important now is just winning and getting to the Super Bowl.” Rumors have swirled about a Bosa brothers’ reunion on the line following Super Bowl LIV, but that’s been squashed with Joey’s contract-exten-

sion signing that was captured on HBO’s Hard Knocks. “It would be a dream come true, but at the same time, it would be an interesting dynamic,” says Joey. “We’re both very competitive.” For now, the Bosa brothers are living in the moment. “My goal is to get back to my teammates and go win the Super Bowl,” shares Nick, who in July was named No. 17 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2020 list. As for Cheryl, she’ll be cheering on her boys from the sidelines as she did in their early days of play. She often reflects on their long journey to becoming who they are today. “I think it’s really cool when what you love to do, you happen to be one of the best at it,” she says. “How many people get to say that? I love that for them. I’m very proud of them.” « FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2020

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MAKING WAVES Andrew and Tanya Heller host a glorious sunset dinner cruise aboard their 145-foot yacht, Tanzanite By Linda Marx | Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

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Clockwise from top: The Hellers with their dogs at their Fort Lauderdale residence; Tanzanite Smooch cocktail with berries and lemon; the party’s patriotic theme continued with an assortment of fresh gluten-free pies; watermelon cups with cranberry mascarpone.

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on’t call it a party boat—although the moniker wouldn’t be too far off the mark. Tanzanite is the 145-foot, four-deck, five-cabin luxury yacht belonging to Fort Lauderdale residents Andrew and Tanya Heller. Given that this dynamic couple is known to play host to two or more lavish parties a month—sometimes onboard, sometimes at their waterfront, Thomas Benedict–designed, Mediterraneanstyle estate, either indoors or out—it is fitting that their origin story began at a party with a purpose. In 2010, after meeting at a Washington, D.C. charity ball that Tanya managed to benefit groups fighting human trafficking, the pair decided to go out on a date. “We had interests in common like charity work and entertaining,” says Tanya, who was a realtor in Washington, D.C. at the time. Andrew recalls that Tanya owned 14 animals when they met: an array of cats, dogs, and birds. While Andrew found it charming, he wasn’t without his reservations. “I am allergic to cats and dogs,” he says. “As we dated, and I fell in love with her, I began taking allergy shots so I could be around them.” The founder of Heller Capital Corporation—which provides financing to start-up companies and makes acquisitions in manufacturing and other areas—Andrew was living mostly in the D.C. area in 2010. But he also owned a second home in Fort Lauderdale, and in

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WE TOOK TANZANITE FROM A TRADITIONAL ART DECO/ORNATE INTERIOR TO LOOK MORE MODERN AND TRANSITIONAL.” —ANDREW HELLER

(above) Tanya and guests Minna Nahvi, Maria Meyer, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, and Janet Jordan mingle on the couple’s yacht, which is named after the rare gem found in Tanzania.

2013, he brought Tanya south with him. “I absolutely loved Fort Lauderdale from the start,” she says. “It was so welcoming with really nice people; a total melting pot.” The following year, the couple made Fort Lauderdale their full-time residence. They were married three years later. Together, they opened an animal-rescue facility in their guesthouse. “It all started when my parents had kittens in our home,” Tanya confesses. In May 2019, they launched Purrr Inc., a feral cat and kitten rescue that spays, neuters, tames, and socializes the animals before finding them permanent homes. As the trustee of the Andrew M. Heller Family Foundation—focusing primarily on education, the arts, and animal welfare—Andrew is active with several local charities. He is a member of the board of governors of the Nova Southeastern University’s Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and chairman of its development committee. He serves on the board of directors of the Jack & Jill Children’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, whose mission is to help break the cycle of poverty for children from high-need families. In addition to Andrew and Tanya’s passion for philanthropy, the epic events they are known for hosting give their romantic partnership a chance to create real moonlight magic—a vehicle they use to introduce their eclectic group of friends to one another.

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For Andrew’s birthday last January, the couple entertained 250 people at their estate. Over the years, they have hosted elaborately costumed extravaganzas and themed events for as many as 500 people. Taking an equal interest in party preparation, Tanya designs the table settings, organizes the themes and costumes, and makes sure guests’ needs are accommodated. “I want the guests to enjoy the party,” she says. “I know who has an allergy or a birthday.” Andrew is the communicator and detail person, planning the socializing, invitations, and guest list. In July, the couple invited a group of friends for a “patriotic chic” dinner party onboard Tanzanite, named for the rare bluish-purple gem found in North Tanzania’s hills of Merelani. The couple’s floating fantasy was built in 2004 by Westship. Andrew bought the boat in 2017 and had it refitted by 2019. “We took Tanzanite from a traditional Art Deco/ornate interior to look more modern and transitional,” he says. As guests were escorted into Tanzanite’s entry foyer—with its capiz shell floors, dark millwork, soft gold accents, and white onyx FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2020

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The patriotic-themed dinner party included tabletop settings designed by Tanya (opposite page). The Hellers are known for throwing extravagant parties with a purpose.

countertops—they gathered around the under-lit bar for their choice of the party’s two signature cocktails: a Patriotic Punch made of pineapple vodka, raspberry liqueur, and Blue Curacao; or the Tanzanite Smooch with blueberry vodka, acai berries, strawberry, and lemon. The yacht’s top-floor sundeck offers guests a space to relax, with its cool blue and white cushioned seating atop teak decking, and a whirlpool bath used mainly for the couple’s cruises to the Bahamas and other islands. The space blends easy living and sophistication with its blue glass-topped bar and tall bar stools—providing ample schmoozing space, plus a large TV to show feature-length films. While munching on passed appetizers of watermelon cups with cranberry mascarpone and grilled pineapple and lobster kabobs, guests were encouraged to engage with each other. “We mix people, then love to develop deeper relations with them at our parties,” says Andrew. “We have a diverse group of friends,” Tanya adds. “Some are liberal, and others are conservative, yet we all get along.” “Tanya and Andrew are so gracious and attentive to every detail,” says guest Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, vice president of advancement and community relations for Nova Southeastern University and the 50 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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WHEN THE HOSTS ARE AS COMFORTABLE AS THESE TWO, IT OFFERS AN ATMOSPHERE OF EASE FOR THEIR GUESTS.” —JANET JORDAN newly appointed president of the Community Foundation of Broward County. “We always have great conversations where I learn something.” As the boat left the dock to begin cruising up the Intracoastal Waterway toward Oakland Park Boulevard, guests took their places at the main salon dining table made of original custom burl wood mixed with newer stainless steel trim and dark wood. Chef Adrian Rodriguez created a colorcoordinated meal of patriotic American food and paired the courses with Penfolds Australian red and white wine. The first course of raspberries, star-shaped pineapple slices, and blueberry salad with toasted almonds in a raspberry vinaigrette was followed by each guest’s choice of either lobster and grits, or ribeye steak with blueberry sauce and blue cheese crumbles, plus spinach and gluten-free grits. After dessert offerings of blueberry pie (also gluten-free) and classic American apple pie, the Tanzanite returned to the Hellers’ dock. Guest Janet Jordan, who met the couple through their

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work for the Humane Society of Broward County, says at a Heller party nothing goes unnoticed. “When the hosts are as comfortable as these two, it offers an atmosphere of ease for their guests,” she explains. “Their hospitality is renowned.” Sometimes the best relationships come later in life, as Andrew and Tanya will tell you. Their chance meeting over a decade ago has given them a life full of love and the opportunity to pursue their passions—from philanthropy to party planning—together. «

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There are times when you just want to embrace excess. Like renting that lime-green Lamborghini for the day, or splurging on dinner at The Breakers for 20 of your best friends. That same urge applies to chartering the 78-foot Sexy by Lazzara Yachts. Reserve for half a day, a full day, or a whole week, and she’ll take you anywhere at a speedy 27 knots. With her lipstick-red upholstery, silver lamé sofas, and red and black galley, there’s a definite Don Johnson–Miami Vice vibe. What fun for an Austin Powers–themed party or far-out birthday treat. She can carry up to 13 guests for a sunset cruise or sleep up to eight in four staterooms. Based out of Boca Raton, Sexy charters through Moran Yachts from $6,000 a day. (moranyachts.com)

Doesn’t every superyacht come with its own three-person SportSub submersible to take you 130 feet down into the deep, blue yonder? Seems not. But the 145-foot, Cheoy Lee–built Island Heiress does. It’s just one of the amazing watersport toys that come with this elegant globe-trotter. Imagine the fun you’ll have zooming down the yacht’s inflatable waterslide, then hoisting yourself back up via the inflatable climbing wall. To get you to those remote Bahamian dive spots, Island Heiress offers a 34-foot center console tender and 20foot RIB, plus trained dive instructors among the crew of 10 to lead you on underwater adventures. Refitted in 2019, she has space for 12 in six cabins. Based out of Nassau, the yacht charters through Hill Robinson in the Bahamas from $110,000 a week. (hillrobinson.com)

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As the saying goes, life’s too short to charter an ugly yacht. And the 140-foot Fabulous Character is sure to make any sailor’s heart soar. Winner of a coveted World Superyacht Award for exterior design, this Holland Jachtbouw–built masterpiece oozes sophistication from every porthole. She’s made for relaxation, with an interior layout that can accommodate 10 guests in five staterooms with pampering from a crew of nine. The classic ambience continues inside, inclusive of French

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Who can forget the iconic “I’m flying” scene in Titanic when Leo and Kate stood on the bow of the doomed liner? You can pretty much experience the same kind of thrill from the comfy, farfar-forward sunpad of the Touch motor yacht. It’s perhaps the coolest spot on this 120-footer to feel at one with the ocean—especially when she’s at her 12-knot cruising speed. Touch is a true grown-up’s vessel, with seductive staterooms (all beds are king-sized with not a single bunk in sight) and service that’s described as “six star.” The only dilemma will be determining who gets the owner’s stateroom complete with a private deck and spiral staircase, as well as a bathroom bedecked in marble, gold leaf, and Lalique glass. Touch charters through Camper & Nicholsons around the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and the Leeward, Windward, and Virgin Islands from $80,000 a week. (camperandnicholsons.com)

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Only use a professional charter broker. For luxury charters, it’s key to use a broker who’s a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association. They’ll have knowledge and experience of the yachts with the best crews, chefs, and toys, and can steer you to the best destinations. They’ll also be there if anything goes wrong.

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Know how much it will cost. The weekly charter price is only a fraction of what you’ll pay. Add-on costs include fuel, docking, food and drink, tax, and tips for the crew. These can often add between 30 and 35 percent to the charter.

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Plan your route. Some charter yachts are faster than others. If you have a wish list of beaches or ports you want to hit, make sure you know—with the help of a broker—whether the yachts on your shortlist have the speed to get there.

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It’s all about the toys. Most luxury yachts will offer a selection of toys to enjoy; Jet Skis, paddleboards, and fast tenders are the usuals. But some yachts go the extra mile and come with the very latest in water toys, like Flyboards, kite boards, mini-submarines, electric Foilboards, and climbing walls. Just make sure the crew is proficient in teaching how to use them.

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Don’t watch any episodes of Below Deck. The Bravo reality show chronicling the lives of crew members on a charter superyacht is just that—a reality show. Most of it is just acting.

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Have a spare $1.2 million burning a hole in your chinos? Because that’s what it costs— plus expenses, naturally—to charter the 312foot gigayacht Kismet for a truly unforgettable week cruising the Caribbean. Owned by Jacksonville Jaguars principal and Naples resident Shahid Khan (who’s worth $7.8 billion according to Forbes) Kismet was built back in 2014 by the legendary German shipyard Lürssen. There are not enough superlatives in Webster’s to fully describe the hedonistic luxury of this floating palace. With interior design by Laura Sessa, the Kismet’s style is a jaw-dropping mix of Japanese and Art Deco. There are seven cabins for 12 guests, and a crew of 28 to look after your every whim, wish, or want. If you love the experience, ask nicely and you could take her home; yes, Kismet is for sale, though it’s definitely “price upon application.” For those interested in a test drive, charter bookings are handled through Moran Yacht & Ship in Fort Lauderdale. (moranyachts.com)

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Fresh from a $4 million refit, the 164-foot Westport Trending is crammed with the latest water toys to help you really make a splash. From the 37foot Boston Whaler in tow to its armada of Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, SeaBobs, paddleboards, glass-bottom kayaks, kite surfers, and eFoil surfboards, Trending has it all. The superyacht also boasts its own kite surfing and PADI-certified dive instructors. On board there’s room for 12 in six chic

cabins, with a crew of 11 including a Michelin-star-trained chef. And as part of her facelift, Trending is now loaded with the latest audio, video, and WiFi systems that make it easy for guests to sync and share music, videos, or images from their smartphones. Trending cruises the Caribbean and charters through Camper & Nicholsons from $210,000 a week. (camperandnicholsons.com)

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With 17 yachts to choose from, Miami-based Golden Yacht Charters claims to have the largest charter fleet in South Florida. While its flagship is a sleek, 116-foot, Italian-built Azimut superyacht, it’s the “baby” of the family, the stealthy VanDutch 40 Black, that’s guaranteed to turn heads when cruising along the Intracoastal. With seats for up to 10 guests and a captain at the helm to keep you in the channel, the VanDutch is an ideal day-tripper. And with a small cabin complete with a fridge, microwave, and sink, this speed demon makes for great alfresco dining. If black isn’t your color, Golden Yacht Charters have a second VanDutch 40 that’s Ferrari red. Charters start at $3,000 a day. (goldenyachtcharters.com)

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Her guests have included everyone from Robert De Niro to Madonna, Bruce Willis to Jimmy Buffett. Harrison Ford lived aboard her in Belize during the filming of The Mosquito Coast back in 1986. Today this exquisite 122-foot classic fantail motor yacht known as Mariner III can host parties of up to 80 for a stylish wedding or dinner cruise, or up to 10 guests in six cabins for a weeklong cruise to the Bahamas or Flor-

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If you really want to arrive in the Bahamas in time for lunch, the 108-foot Sunseeker Predator Double D can get you there in a hurry. With a crazy-fast top speed of 45 knots, Double D will ferry you from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini in less than 90 minutes. Once there, you can spend a week at a gentler pace, luxuriating on the yacht’s multiple sunpads or catching another amazing sunset on the sprawling foredeck. Down below, there are four lavish staterooms to accommodate up to eight guests in air-conditioned bliss. When it’s time to play, Double D is equipped with a full suite of water toys, including a 215-hp SeaDoo, an inflatable trampoline, and a fast Zodiac tender. Weekly rates are from $55,000 through Hill Robinson. (hillrobinson.com) 60 FORT LAUDERDALE ILLUSTRATED

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ida Keys. Built in Seattle in 1926, this Gatsby-era vessel recently enjoyed a major refit with the help of acclaimed interior designer Mitchell Turnbough. While she summers in New York, she heads south for the winter to season in Palm Beach under the command of her long-time owner, captain Sean Kennedy. Charters are priced from $15,000 for an event to $55,000 for a week in the Bahamas. (mariner3.com)

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Living the good life on a superyacht while you cruise the Bahamas doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape. The 213-foot Eternity comes with a dedicated sundeck gym with everything from a punching bag to yoga mats to a stationary bike. Plus, there’s a huge foredeck Jacuzzi that doubles as a resistance pool. Completely refitted and repainted from stem to stern in 2018, this Italian-built Codecasa can sleep 12 in seven cabins. The highlights of the stunning master suite include an adjoining office and a fold-out balcony. If you love the artwork—which is updated twice annually—you can take it home with you, for a fee, of course. Eternity spends summers and winters in the Bahamas and charters through Burgess from $392,000 a week. (burgessyachts.com) «

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ADMINISTRATIVE/ REGULATORY LAW Joseph M. Goldstein Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3837 shutts.com

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Fred E. Karlinsky Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8278 gtlaw.com

Caryn Goldenberg Carvo Caryn Goldenberg Carvo, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-524-4450

George S. LeMieux Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-468-1339 gunster.com

Jeffrey Allan Hirsch Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8285 gtlaw.com

Andrew E. Schwartz Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3878 shutts.com

Robert W. Sidweber Sidweber & Weintraub, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3477 sidweberlaw.com

ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW Theresa Bennett Law Office of Theresa Bennett Fort Lauderdale 954-463-4007 theboatlawyer.com David W. Brill BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm Weston 954-398-5606 forpeopleforjustice.com Charles Davant Davant Law, PA Ft Lauderdale 954-414-0401 davantlaw.com

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Russell R. O’Brien Conrad & Scherer, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 conradscherer.com

Donna Greenspan Solomon Solomon Appeals, Mediation & Arbitration Fort Lauderdale 561-464-6033 solomonappeals.com Howard Tescher Tescher Mediation Group, Inc. Fort Lauderdale 954-236-9600 teschermediation.com Glenn J. Waldman Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt & Calnan, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-467-8600

APPELLATE PRACTICE

Christopher R. Fertig Fertig & Gramling Fort Lauderdale 954-763-5020 fertig.com

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

Robert D. McIntosh Gunther McIntosh, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 877-284-6686 gunthermcintosh.com

Justin Carlin The Carlin Law Firm, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-440-0901 carlinfirm.com

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Manuel Farach McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-356-2528 mcglinchey.com Nancy W. Gregoire Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-617-2300 kblglaw.com June G. Hoffman Fowler White Burnett, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-377-8157 fowler-white.com Amanda Jassem Jones Rosenthal Law Group Weston 954-384-9200 rosenthalcounsel.com Debra P. Klauber Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-523-9922 hpslegal.com Hinda Klein Conroy Simberg Hollywood 954-518-1248 conroysimberg.com Shelley H. Leinicke Upchurch Watson White & Max Plantation 954-423-8856 uww-adr.com Robert Malove The Law Office of Robert David Malove Fort Lauderdale 954-861-0384 robertmalovelaw.com Terry O’Connor Morgan, Carratt & O’Connor, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-728-8585 morgancarrattoconnor.com John H. Pelzer Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2469 gmlaw.com

Beverly A. Pohl Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5249 nelsonmullins.com Paula Revene Chorowski & Clary, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-525-6566 cclawpa.com Bruce S. Rogow Bruce S. Rogow, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-767-8909 Donna Greenspan Solomon Solomon Appeals, Mediation & Arbitration Fort Lauderdale 561-464-6033 solomonappeals.com Glenn J. Waldman Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt & Calnan, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-467-8600 Robert C. Weill GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com Sarah T. Weitz The Law Offices of Weitz & Schwartz, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-468-0016 weitzschwartz.com Amy M. Wessel Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3889 shutts.com

BANKING AND FINANCE LAW Bruce I. Booken Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC Fort Lauderdale 954-468-2302 bipc.com


Conrad J. Boyle Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2200 mombachboyle.com

Michael D. Lessne Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5281 nelsonmullins.com

Scott L. Cagan GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

Brett D. Lieberman Edelboim Lieberman Revah Oshinsky, PLLC Miami 305-768-9909 elrolaw.com

Brian J. Sherr Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8247 gtlaw.com Mark K. Somerstein Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2415 gmlaw.com

BANKRUPTCY & CREDITOR DEBTOR RIGHTS/INSOLVENCY & REORGANIZATION LAW Paul A. Avron Berger Singerman, LLP Boca Raton 561-241-9500 bergersingerman.com John D. Eaton Shawde & Eaton, PL Weston 954-376-3366 shawde-eaton.com Mariaelena Gayo-Guitian Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-453-8035 gjb-law.com Michael I. Goldberg Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com Andrew Kamensky Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com

D. Brett Marks Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com Thomas M. Messana Messana, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-712-7415 mws-law.com Alan J. Perlman Dickinson Wright, PLLC Ft Lauderdale 954-991-5427 dickinson-wright.com

Patrick S. Scott GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

Steven Canter Mavrick Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-564-2246 mavricklaw.com

Zach B. Shelomith Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-280-5066 lsaslaw.com

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

James D. Silver Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com

Ely R. Levy Levy & Partners, PLLC Hollywood 954-727-8570 lawlp.com

Jeffrey Solomon Law Office of Jeffrey Solomon Davie 954-967-9800 solomonlawoffice.com

Jimmy W. Mintz Conrad & Scherer, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 conradscherer.com

Frank P. Terzo Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5231 nelsonmullins.com

Craig A. Pugatch Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8000 rprslaw.com

Mariam Zaki Mayersohn Law Group, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 mayersohnlaw.com

Arthur Halsey Rice Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8000 rprslaw.com

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Kenneth B. Robinson Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8000 rprslaw.com Grace E. Robson Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0030 mrthlaw.com

Kristy Armada Olive | Judd Fort Lauderdale 954-334-2250 olivejudd.com Harsh Arora Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Scott L. Cagan GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

ABOUT THE LIST Fort Lauderdale Illustrated partnered with the firm Professional Research Services, which asked licensed Broward County attorneys who they would recommend, other than themselves, in the area. Attorneys were allowed to name up to three colleagues in each specialty. Nominees were then evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the status of their licenses, and their standing with The Florida Bar. Qualifying attorneys who received the highest number of votes are reflected on the following list.

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BUSINESS LITIGATION (cont.) Benjamin E. Olive Olive | Judd Fort Lauderdale 954-334-2250 olivejudd.com Joseph V. Priore Santucci Priore, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-351-7474 500law.com Adam G. Rabinowitz Moore Rabinowitz Law Plantation 754-216-5300 mr-lawyers.com Alex Rosenthal Rosenthal Law Group Weston 954-384-9200 rosenthalcounsel.com Donna Greenspan Solomon Solomon Appeals, Mediation & Arbitration Fort Lauderdale 561-464-6033 solomonappeals.com Bradley R. Weiss Benson, Mucci & Weiss, PL Coral Springs 954-323-1023 bmwlawyers.net

BUSINESS/CORPORATE Harsh Arora Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Valerie Barnhart Perera Barnhart Alemรกn Davie 786-485-5232 pba-law.com Donn A. Beloff Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8283 gtlaw.com

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William Berger Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-343-6945 gmlaw.com Mike Colodny Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-332-1740 colodnyfass.com Nicholas Fiorello Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Jonathan S. Gelman Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8213 gtlaw.com Jason H. Haber Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 haberblank.com

CLASS ACTION/ MASS TORTS Maria Elena Abate Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-492-4010 colodnyfass.com Richard W. Epstein Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-491-1120 gmlaw.com Carlos M. Sires Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-356-0011 bsfllp.com

Michael P. Hamaway Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-467-2200 mombachboyle.com Joseph J. Huss Krinzman, Huss, Lubetsky, Feldman & Hotte Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3454 khllaw.com

Marc Wites Wites Law Firm Lighthouse Point 866-504-5802

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

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Harry Malka Malka & Kravitz, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-828-2807 mkpalaw.com

Russell Marcus GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

Gary M. Bagliebter Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3842 shutts.com

Gregory D. Medalie Medalie & Medalie, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-522-5303

Scott L. Cagan GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

Craig A. Pugatch Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8000 rprslaw.com

Christopher S. Carver Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com

Michelle K. Suarez Florida Entrepreneur Law, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-800-0484 floridaentrepreneurlaw.com

Jamie A. Cole Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242 wsh-law.com

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

Peter R. Goldman Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5239 nelsonmullins.com

Manuel Farach McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-356-2528 mcglinchey.com

Sigrid S. McCawley Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-356-0011 bsfllp.com William G. McCormick GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com Paul H. Minoff GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com Todd S. Payne Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-361-3245 zpllp.com Leonard K. Samuels Berger Singerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5142 bergersingerman.com


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CHRISTOPHER R. FERTIG Christopher R. Fertig has practiced law in Fort Lauderdale for 44 years. He is a forensic litigator focusing on maritime law, professional liability, product failures and liability, warranty law, maritime salvage, and insurance coverage and fraud. A former licensed captain, he is a long-time member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States with the designation Proctor in Admiralty. Fertig is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

FERTIG & GRAMLING LAW PARTNERSHIP 200 S.E. 13TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE 954-763-5020

GEOFFREY D. ITTLEMAN, PA The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, PA is a full-service commercial and civil litigation law firm handling complex matters in state and federal courts, arbitration matters, and appellate courts. Mr. Ittleman has been a licensed, practicing attorney for 20 years and has been a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses for all litigation needs, specializing insurance and professional malpractice.

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (cont.) Maya Saxena Saxena White, PA Boca Raton 561-869-1013 saxenawhite.com Glenn N. Smith Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-888-2666 gmlaw.com Gregory S. Starr The Starr Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-779-7827 tslf.legal

Stephen R. Gross Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Ian Todd Kravitz Malka & Kravitz, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-828-2807 mkpalaw.com Steven B. Lesser Becker & Poliakoff Fort Lauderdale 954-987-7550 beckerlawyers.com

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Joshua D. Miron Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3866 shutts.com

Marshall A. Adams Lubell Rosen, LLC Fort Lauderdale 954-880-9500 lubellrosen.com

Mike Piscitelli Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-728-1270 vlplaw.com

Stacy Bercun Bohm Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com

Brian A. Wolf Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-769-5330 smithcurrie.com

David W. Brill BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm Weston 954-398-5606 forpeopleforjustice.com Gary L. Brown Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Joshua H. Eggnatz Eggnatz Pascucci, PA Davie 954-889-3359 justiceearned.com Robert E. Ferencik Jr. Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-474-8080 constructionlitigators.com

CORPORATE LAW Robert W. Barron Berger Singerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5145 bergersingerman.com Donn A. Beloff Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8283 gtlaw.com Martin G. Burkett Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com Mark S. Feluren Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-453-8014 gjb-law.com


Tammy Knight Holland & Knight, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7939 hklaw.com Michael H. Krul Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2406 gmlaw.com Eric Kuper Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-566-7117 pbyalaw.com Kara L. MacCullough Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8255 gtlaw.com Bruce I. March Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8227 gtlaw.com Matthew W. Miller Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8259 gtlaw.com David C. Peck Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8265 gtlaw.com Matthew M. Robbins Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8298 gtlaw.com Robert C. White Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-667-3720 gunster.com

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON WHITE-COLLAR (cont.) Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 mayersohnlaw.com Adam Rossen Rossen Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 754-206-6200 criminal-defense-dui.lawyer Steve Rossi Law Offices of Steve Rossi Fort Lauderdale 954-783-8376 attorneyrossi.com Michael D. Weinstein Michael D. Weinstein, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-1420 mdwlawfirm.com Teresa E. Williams Law Offices of Teresa E. Williams Fort Lauderdale 954-761-9131 Bruce A. Zimet Bruce A. Zimet, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7081

CRIMINAL DEFENSE WHITE COLLAR J. David Bogenschutz J. David Bogenschutz & Associates, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-568-8509 bogenschutzpa.com Michael A. Gottlieb Michael A. Gottlieb, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-462-1005 browardcriminallawyer.com Gabriel L. Imperato Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5223 nelsonmullins.com

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Bruce M. Lyons Bruce Lyons Law Fort Lauderdale 954-467-8700 brucelyonslaw.com

Kenneth S. Rubin Law Offices of Kenneth S. Rubin, PA Coral Springs 954-755-3440 elderesq.com

Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 mayersohnlaw.com

Collett P. Small Slater & Small, PLLC Coral Springs 954-753-4388 slater-small.com

Jeffrey Neiman Marcus, Neiman, Rashbaum & Pineiro, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-462-1200 mnrlawfirm.com Bruce S. Rogow Bruce S. Rogow, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-767-8909 Eric Rudenberg Rudenberg & Glasser, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-543-1788 rudenbergandglasser.com Mark P. Schnapp The Law Office of Mark P. Schnapp, PLLC Miami 305-206-0039 Bruce L. Udolf Bruce L. Udolf, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-309-0438 bruceudolf.com Bruce A. Zimet Bruce A. Zimet, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7081

ELDER LAW Jill Ginsberg Ginsberg Shulman Fort Lauderdale 954-332-2310 ginsbergshulman.com Jody Leslie Leslie & McLaughlin, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-779-1772

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW Dale A. Bruschi Bruschi, PL Hollywood 954-294-5069 bruschilaw.com Mitchell J. Burnstein Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242 wsh-law.com

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW Daniel Alter GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com James B. Davis Gunster Fort Lauderdale 954-713-6429 gunster.com Dana Mason Gallup Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 gallup-law.com Robert D. Klausner Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson Plantation 954-916-1202 klausnerkaufman.com

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Michael S. Greene Development Law Group Plantation 954-998-7906 developmentlawgroup.com Barbara A. Hall Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8236 gtlaw.com Dennis D. Mele Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2409 gmlaw.com Debbie M. Orshefsky Holland & Knight, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7871 hklaw.com

FAMILY LAW Evan H. Baron Evan H. Baron & Associates Weston 954-385-9160 divorcebroward.com Katherine O. Birnbaum Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-617-2303 kblglaw.com Susan R. Brown Susan R. Brown, PA Plantation 954-474-9500 susanbrownlaw.com Caryn Goldenberg Carvo Caryn Goldenberg Carvo, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-524-4450 Michelle Del Pino McKinnon Legal Miramar 305-416-0045 mckinnon-legal.com


Angelica Del Vecchio Legal Advocation for Justice at Law, LLC Oakland Park 954-800-1839 legaladvocationforjusticeatlaw.com

Brian M. Karpf Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-809-3300 ybkglaw.com

Rebecca H. Fischer Fischer & Feldman, PA Hollywood 954-927-4097 fischerfeldmanpa.com

Mitchell K. Karpf Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-809-3300 ybkglaw.com

Howard S. Friedman Fischler & Friedman, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-763-5778 ffpa-law.com Richard H. Gaines The Gaines Law Firm, PA Coral Springs 954-603-8801 gaineslawfl.com Jessica Lassman Geller Geller Law and Mediation, LLC Davie 954-634-1786 glam-law.com Denise C. Gentile Mayersohn Law Group, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 mayersohnlaw.com Kenneth A. Gordon Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 brinkleymorgan.com

John N. Lambros Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 brinkleymorgan.com Juliette E. Lippman Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-617-2317 kblglaw.com Steven A. Mason Law Offices of Steven A. Mason, PA Hollywood 954-963-5900 stevenmasonpa.com Leah H. Mayersohn Mayersohn Law Group, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1900 mayersohnlaw.com Christina A. McKinnon McKinnon Legal Miramar 305-416-0045 mckinnon-legal.com

Kristen Goss The Law Office of KWG Family Legal & Mediation Services Fort Lauderdale 954-695-6512 kwglaw.net

Charles Fox Miller Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP Hollywood 954-924-0300 bsfllp.com

Jason H. Haber Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 haberblank.com

James Fox Miller Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP Hollywood 954-924-0300 bsfllp.com

Michael A. Hymowitz Hymowitz Law Firm Sunrise 954-228-3002 hymowitzlawfirm.com

Maria C. Mitropoulos-Gonzalez Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-809-3300 ybkglaw.com

CHRISTINA A. MCKINNON Christina A. McKinnon’s passion lies in bringing about better solutions for the family litigation clients she serves. She’s a passionate attorney who aspires to expand her practice to a multiple-lawyer organization to service more families coping with hard times as they resolve a myriad of issues, including co-parenting, timesharing, the amicable division of assets acquired during the marriage, support, and other ancillary family law matters.

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STEPHANIE J. TOOTHAKER Stephanie Toothaker is CEO & Chief Strategist of her eponymous firm, Toothaker.org. Named a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated “Super Lawyer” and Florida Trend “Legal Elite,” Stephanie has a nationally recognized practice that is dedicated to innovation and success for development, land use/zoning law, P3 public/private partnerships, procurement and politics. Toothaker.org provides inhouse legal and planning solutions to clients who demand the best, including David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF, Tavistock, and Kushner Companies.

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FAMILY LAW (cont.) Nicole P. Netti Haber Blank, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-767-0300 haberblank.com Tracy B. Newmark Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com Terry O’Connor Morgan, Carratt & O’Connor, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-728-8585 morgancarrattoconnor.com Fernanda Pedroso Evan H. Baron & Associates Weston 954-385-9160 divorcebroward.com Christopher W. Rumbold Law Office of Christopher W. Rumbold, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-914-7866 cwrlaw.net Andrew L. Salvage Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-525-6727 Mark E. Sawicki Mark E. Sawicki, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-458-0005 sawickilaw.com Jonathan Z. Schiller Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 brinkleymorgan.com Robert W. Sidweber Sidweber & Weintraub, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3477 sidweberlaw.com Roberta G. Stanley Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-832-0031 brinkleymorgan.com

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Brent V. Trapana Brinkley Morgan Fort Lauderdale 954-522-2200 brinkleymorgan.com Cindy S. Vova Law Offices of Cindy S. Vova, PA Plantation 954-316-3496 vovalaw.com Andrew R. Wilson Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-809-3300 ybkglaw.com E Ross Zimmerman Zimmerman & Bayne, PA Tamarac 954-722-9900 zimmermanbayne.com

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PRACTICE Alan S. Becker Becker & Poliakoff Fort Lauderdale 954-987-7550 beckerlawyers.com Mike Colodny Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-332-1740 colodnyfass.com Barbara A. Hall Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8236 gtlaw.com Matthew H. Mandel Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242 wsh-law.com Gary I. Resnick GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

HEALTH CARE LAW

IMMIGRATION LAW

Brett Bauman Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7000 browardhealth.org

Nicole M. Avila Avila Law, PLLC Weston 954-866-5296 avilaimmigrationlaw.com

Anne Novick Branan Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5243 nelsonmullins.com

Elizabeth R. Blandon Blandon Law Miami 954-385-0157 asylum-abuse-immigration-lawyer.com

Gerald Del Amo Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7462 Linda Epstein Broward Health Fort Lauderdale 954-473-7031 Marcy Hahn-Saperstein Akerman, LLP Boca Raton 561-862-4044 akerman.com Gabriel L. Imperato Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5223 nelsonmullins.com

Renata Castro Castro Legal Group Pompano Beach 954-204-0393 castrolegalgroup.com Sonia Oliveri Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 786-482-2668 kelleykronenberg.com Evan J. Shane Shane & Shane, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-626-8069 shanelaw.com Michael Shane Shane & Shane, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-626-8069 shanelaw.com

Robert Malove The Law Office of Robert David Malove Fort Lauderdale 954-861-0384 robertmalovelaw.com

Mazen M. Sukkar Sukkar & Associates Hollywood 954-922-2836 sukkarlaw.com

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

INSURANCE LAW

Lester J. Perling Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-745-5261 nelsonmullins.com Joseph V. Priore Santucci Priore, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-351-7474 500law.com

Hillary B. Cassel Cassel & Cassel, PA Hollywood 954-589-5504 cassel.law Michael A. Cassel Cassel & Cassel, PA Hollywood 954-589-5504 cassel.law


Mark C. Johnson The Intellectual Property Law Firm, PLLC Plantation 954-507-4500 patentandtrademarkinfo.com

Alan M. Weisberg Christopher & Weisberg, PA Plantation 954-828-1488 cwiplaw.com

Douglas M. McIntosh Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd Fort Lauderdale 954-765-1001 smsm.com

Robert Kain Kain Spielman, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-768-9002 complexip.com

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE

Tom Morante Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-302-2745 kdvlaw.com

Jeffrey H. Kamenetsky Burr & Forman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-414-6200 burr.com

Alyssa Reiter Wicker Smith Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4838 wickersmith.com

Gregory L. Mayback Dickinson Wright, PLLC Ft Lauderdale 954-991-5433 dickinson-wright.com

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

Darren Spielman Kain Spielman, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-768-9002 complexip.com

Nicholas P. Ciani Schirmer Law, LLC Fort Lauderdale 754-260-5410 schirmerlaw.com

Kelly H. Kolb Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC Fort Lauderdale 954-703-3944 bipc.com

Mike Colodny Colodny Fass Sunrise 954-332-1740 colodnyfass.com Gregory Michael Dell Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered Hollywood 800-682-8331 diattorney.com Christopher R. Fertig Fertig & Gramling Fort Lauderdale 954-763-5020 fertig.com Steven C. Fraser Steven C. Fraser, PA Hallandale Beach 877-862-7188 steven-fraser-esq.business.site Gavin C. Gaukroger Berger Singerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5156 bergersingerman.com Geoffrey Ittleman The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8340 ittlemanlaw.com Rory Eric Jurman Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-375-1141 hinshawlaw.com D. David Keller Keller Landsberg, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3550 kellerlandsberg.com Gary I. Khutorsky Litchfield Cavo, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-689-3006 litchfieldcavo.com

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Tom Morante Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-302-2745 kdvlaw.com

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW William R. Amlong The Amlong Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-953-5490 theamlongfirm.com Debra Auerbach Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 gallup-law.com

Andrew Winston Winston Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-475-9666 winstonlaw.com

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Kevin Crosby Rubin & Rubin Plantation 800-700-7117 rubinandrubin.com John Fulton Jr. John Rizvi, PA Coral Springs 954-905-2245

Gregory L. Mayback 954.991.5433

Catherine F. Hoffman 954.991.5444

Alan J. Perlman 954.991.5427

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LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW (cont.) Jacob Auerbach Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 gallup-law.com Suzanne K. Bogdan Fisher Phillips, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4705 fisherphillips.com Steven Canter Mavrick Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-564-2246 mavricklaw.com Charles S. Caulkins Fisher Phillips, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4700 fisherphillips.com Michael Elkins MLE Law Fort Lauderdale 954-401-2608 mlelawfirm.com Ilanit Fischler Fisher Phillips, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4723 fisherphillips.com Eric Gabrielle Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson Fort Lauderdale 954-462-9527 stearnsweaver.com Dana Mason Gallup Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 gallup-law.com Robert D. Klausner Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson Plantation 954-916-1202 klausnerkaufman.com

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Michelle Cohen Levy The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, PA Lighthouse Point 954-687-9782 cohenlevylegal.com

Richard D. Tuschman Richard D. Tuschman, PA Plantation 954-369-1050 tuschmanlaw.com

Thomas H. Loffredo GrayRobinson, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-8111 gray-robinson.com

LAND USE AND ZONING LAW

Paul O. Lopez Tripp Scott, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-525-7500 trippscott.com Michael A. Pancier Pancier Law Pembroke Pines 954-862-2217 pancierlaw.net James C. Polkinghorn Fisher Phillips, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4702 fisherphillips.com Paul B. Ranis Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8239 gtlaw.com Erika Royal Holland & Knight, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7831 hklaw.com Leonard K. Samuels Berger Singerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5142 bergersingerman.com Carter Sox Gallup Auerbach Hollywood 954-889-5125 gallup-law.com Cathy M. Stutin Fisher Phillips, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-4704 fisherphillips.com

Susan F. Delegal Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7150 bchlm.com Steven Geller Geller Law Fort Lauderdale 954-555-1234 gellerlawfirm.com Samuel S. Goren Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-771-4500 gorencherof.com Dennis D. Mele Greenspoon Marder, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-527-2409 gmlaw.com Debbie M. Orshefsky Holland & Knight, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-7871 hklaw.com Cushla E. Talbut Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-468-1728 gtlaw.com Stephanie J. Toothaker Stephanie J. Toothaker, Esq., PA Fort Lauderdale 954-648-9376 toothaker.org

LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW Geoffrey Ittleman The Law Offices of Geoffrey D. Ittleman, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-462-8340 ittlemanlaw.com

D. David Keller Keller Landsberg, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-761-3550 kellerlandsberg.com Andrew Winston Winston Law Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-475-9666 winstonlaw.com

MASS TORT LITIGATION/ CLASS ACTIONS Joshua H. Eggnatz Eggnatz Pascucci, PA Davie 954-889-3359 justiceearned.com Gary Farmer Morgan & Morgan Plantation 954-318-0268 forthepeople.com Jeff Ostrow Kopelowitz Ostrow, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-332-4200 kolawyers.com William R. Scherer Jr. Conrad & Scherer, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-462-5500 conradscherer.com Kenneth Vianale Vianale & Vianale, LLP Boca Raton 561-392-4750 vianalelaw.com Edward H. Zebersky Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-361-3245 zpllp.com

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW Rudwin Ayala Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 jaycohenlaw.com


Jeff Blostein Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 jaycohenlaw.com

Eugene K. Pettis Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-523-9922 hpslegal.com

Jay Cohen Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 jaycohenlaw.com

David C. Rash David C. Rash, PA Weston 954-515-0072 dcrashlaw.com

James S. Haliczer Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-523-9922 hpslegal.com

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

Robert W. Kelley Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 kelleyuustal.com

John J. Uustal Kelley | Uustal Fort Lauderdale 954-522-6601 kelleyuustal.com

Lisa S. Levine Lisa S. Levine, PA Weston 954-256-1820 floridainjuryclaim.com

Richard T. Woulfe Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7150 bchlm.com

Scott S. Liberman Liberman Cabrera Thompson & Reitman, PLLC Fort Lauderdale 954-761-2425 lctrlegal.com John W. Mauro Billing, Cochran, Lyles, Mauro & Ramsey, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-764-7150 bchlm.com Jeff D. Mueller David C. Rash, PA Weston 954-515-0072 dcrashlaw.com Bonnie Navin Rubenstein Law, PA Broward 954-661-6000 rubensteinlaw.com Michael A. Petruccelli Petruccelli & Osher, Attorneys at Law Fort Lauderdale 954-771-4118 equaljustice.law

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LAW David F. Birke Akerman LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com Morris C. Brown Berger Singerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-712-5175 bergersingerman.com Mary V. Carroll Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com Laurie L. Green Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8232 gtlaw.com

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Bruce I. March Greenberg Traurig, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-768-8227 gtlaw.com

MUNICIPAL LAW

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

Sidney C. Calloway Shutts & Bowen, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-847-3833 shutts.com

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

Samuel S. Goren Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-771-4500 gorencherof.com

Jason E. Perlman Perlman, Bajandas, Yevoli & Albright, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-566-7117 pbyalaw.com

Paul R. Gougelman Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL Fort Lauderdale 954-763-4242 wsh-law.com

William C. Phillippi Lubell Rosen, LLC Fort Lauderdale 954-880-9500 lubellrosen.com

Daniel E. Taylor Tripp Scott, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-525-7500 trippscott.com

Edward Ristaino Akerman, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-463-2700 akerman.com

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Solomon B. Zoberman Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP Fort Lauderdale 954-828-0351 lewisbrisbois.com

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Marshall Watson Choice Legal Group, PA Coral Springs 954-453-0365 clegalgroup.com

Ross Abramowitz The Injury Firm Fort Lauderdale 954-951-0000 flinjuryfirm.com Rudwin Ayala Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 jaycohenlaw.com

Evan M. Rosen Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen, PA Fort Lauderdale 754-400-5150 evanmrosen.com

Brian D. Bolton Law Offices of Brian D. Bolton, PLLC Weston 954-617-9045 boltonlawgroup.com

Jason M. Vanslette Kelley Kronenberg Fort Lauderdale 954-370-9970 kelleykronenberg.com

Jay Cohen Cohen, Blostein & Ayala, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-449-8700 jaycohenlaw.com

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Valerie A. Conzo Law Offices of Valerie A. Conzo, PA Fort Lauderdale 954-372-8255

Todd R. McPharlin McPharlin Law Fort Lauderdale 954-566-2524

Donald W. Edwards Donald W. Edwards, PA Plantation 954-577-2820 donaldedwardsinjurylawyers.com

Hyram M. Montero Montero Law Center Fort Lauderdale 954-767-6500 monterolaw.com

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IN SEASON

GET Crackin’ October 15 marks the beginning of the stone crab commercial harvesting season in Florida. To obtain the sweet meat inside the claws—the only edible part—fishermen catch the crabs in traps, break off the claws, and then return the crustacean to the sea to regenerate. Florida stone crabs have become such a booming industry that new regulations are now in place for the pricey delicacy, including a shortened season ending May 2 to ensure sustainability. Enjoy them while you can at Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale, which is offering them at $14 for one claw and $26 for two. “Shooters will serve them the way Mother Nature intended them to be served,” notes Peter Lopez, director of operations. Find them on a bed of ice, pre-cracked, with sweet, mild mustard. (shooterswaterfront.com)

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Ocean Vision

Hit up Las Olas Boulevard for the latest CULINARY DESTINATION

chicken empanadas

As if Las Olas’ dining scene could get any livelier, a new player is shaking things up: Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar. Nestled on the first floor of 100 Las Olas, home to Hyatt Centric Las Olas—the first hotel to open on the boulevard since The Riverside—and its private residences, this maritime-inspired restaurant marks the new beginning of a neighborhood hangout for the town’s influx of young residents. Harborwood’s homage to Fort Lauderdale’s yachting culture is apparent in the eatery’s decor, including colors, textures, and shapes symbolic of life on the water. In the dining room, artwork by local artist David Lavernia depicts the city’s waterways that swirl together

Harborwood’s dining room

to form a woman’s face. Bookshelves that mimic boat rigging complete the scene. The nautical theme continues with executive chef Greg McGowan’s seafood-centric bites, which pair well with global-inspired dishes, from Argentinian-style pulled chicken empanadas to ropa vieja tacos topped with roasted corn pico de gallo, queso fresco, and spicy cured vegetables. Elevate your convivial gathering with batched cocktails and pouches that go by amusing names such as You Drive Me Coconutz (Havana Club Rum, coconut, and Amaro) and Kiwi Be Friends?, a blend of Grey Goose Vodka, St-Germain, kiwi, lemongrass, coconut water, and fresh lemon juice. Try your hand at making one at home with this recipe for the Set Sail Spritz. (hyatt.com)

“ I can’t even think straight”

The Set Sail Spritz 1/2 oz. of lemon juice 1/2 oz. of St-Germain 1/4 oz. white wine 1/4 oz. Cap Corse Quinquina Prosecco Mint sprig and lemon wheel for garnish Combine ingredients together, add ice, and stir. Top with Prosecco and garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel.

FORK-FREE FAVORITE Take chicken and waffles to the next level with a visit to Chick’nCone, now open in Flagler Village’s MASS District. The grab-and-go concept features crispy boneless tenders tossed in a homemade sauce of your choosing, such as cinnamon maple, spicy peri peri, and mustard-based barbecue. The tenders are then piled into a freshly made vanilla waffle cone and ready to be devoured. “Chick’nCone is a post- or hashtag-worthy food item; it catches people’s attention,” says Fort Lauderdale franchisee Gianni Sibilo. “If you have never had chicken and waffles before, just looking at it makes you want to try it.” His recommendation? Kick’nRanch, a mixture of ranch and sriracha. “It gives our air-fried chicken the perfect creamy spicy taste,” he adds. Chicken sandwiches, tenders, macaroni and cheese, and frozen drinks will soon be available as well. (orderchickncone.com) 92

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FROM-SCRATCH MEALS

Culinary TAKEAWAY If you blend the thoughtfulness of a home-cooked meal, the ease of restaurant delivery, and the variety of a meal-prep company, you get Michael and Karen Stanley’s latest concept, MK Takeaways. As parents and entrepreneurs—with the added responsibility of overseeing online learning for their three children—the couple was inspired to create something that “focuses on the quality of food for procrastinators like Barbecue Baby Back Ribs us,” says Karen. Every pre-made meal begins at the Stanleys’ commissary kitchen in Sunrise, and South Floridians can choose between pickup and delivery with an array of

Mediterranean salads

dishes available for lunch, dinner, date night, and everything in between. They even provide a baking sheet with your first order. Opt for our recommendations: Bayou spicy chicken sandwich (tangy sauce slathered atop breaded and pan-fried chicken on a buttery brioche bun), fall-off-the-bone barbecue baby back ribs, or creamy dulce de leche custard topped with whipped crème fraîche, fresh grapefruit, and toffee crumble. (mktakeaways.com)

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

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

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

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AMERICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL A cool atmosphere and elevated comfort food classics are the hallmarks of this Las Olas hot spot. 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (americansocialbar.com) $$ BIG CITY TAVERN The aroma of house-made breads, pastas, and desserts combined with rustic, tavernstyle interiors evoke an inviting atmosphere in the sprawling dining room. 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bigcitylasolas.com) $$ 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) $$ HARDY PARK BISTRO This local favorite for lunch and dinner has an ever-changing menu featuring everything from the HPB Burger to chicken schnitzel with warm fingerling salad and greens. 21 SW 7th St, Fort Lauderdale (hardyparkbistro.com) $$ FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY CRAFT FOOD COUNTER & KITCHEN South Florida’s largest craft brewery features an in-house kitchen that specializes in locally sourced, made-from-scratch taproom favorites like bratwurst, a spent grain pretzel, and a roasted portabella stack sandwich. 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park (funkybuddhabrewery.com) $$ 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) $$ ROCK BAR This bustling space perfectly captures Fort Lauderdale Beach’s vibrant nightlife. 219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (itsbetteronthebeach.com/rock-bar) $$ STEELPAN KITCHEN & BAR Steelpan strikes Caribbean-American fusion gold with the callaloo artichoke dip, jerk chicken and dumplings, grilled skirt steak, and pineapple rum cake. 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (steelpanftl.com) $$ TOP ROUND SoCal flavor finds its home between two buns at this sandwich shop, where the meats are slow roasted for 10 hours and the custard is made fresh. 35 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (eattopround.com) $ YOT BAR & KITCHEN A 360-degree view of the New River inspires the locale’s nautical interiors, fresh menu, and adventurous cocktails. 2015 SW 20th St., Fort Lauderdale (yotlmc.com) $$

ASIAN

ASIA BAY SUSHI & THAI This elegant, riverfront dining destination offers Japanese and Thai dishes with creative sushi rolls. 1111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (asiabayrestaurants.com) $$ BOMBAY DARBAR Intoxicating spices perfume the air and rich Indian masalas, curries, and kormas beset the tables at this Las Olas jewel. 1521 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (bombaydarbar.com) $$ FORTLAUDERDALEILLUSTRATED.COM | OCTOBER 2020

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Crab and corn chowder

Nothing says fall like a hearty bowl of soup. Try this crab and corn chowder by chef Kevin Baker of Steelpan Kitchen & Bar (located inside Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach), which serves up a menu influenced by South Florida’s multicultural island flavors. “The chowder is fresh, flavorful, and satisfies every taste bud in your mouth,” notes Baker. “The coconut curry broth is an excellent choice since it doesn’t overpower the taste of the corn and crabmeat.” (steelpanftl.com)

Ingredients 1 oz. blended oil 1 oz. unsalted butter 1 fresh bay leaf 4 oz. celery stalk, finely chopped 7 oz. Spanish onion, finely chopped 1 oz. cloves garlic, minced 2 oz. kosher salt 1/2 oz. ground black pepper 1 oz. Madras curry powder

CAFÉ / COFFEE THE ALCHEMIST Sit amongst lush foliage and enjoy a an avocado slider paired with The Alchemist’s signature iced coffee. 2430 NE 13th Ave., Wilton Manors (thealchemist.cafe) $$ BOULEVARD KITCHEN & JUICE BAR This rustic-chic café’s organic kitchen prepares delicious, nutrient-rich meals, while the juice bar pours wellness shots and blends up colorful concoctions. 701 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (blvd-kitchen.com) $$ LA BONNE CRÊPE This charming alcove serves the heavenly dish in savory and sweet renditions—perfect for any time of day. 815 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (labonnecrepe.us) $$ STORK’S CAFÉ & BAKERY This Wilton Manors coffeehouse satiates patrons’ espresso, homemade pastry, and sandwich kicks until late. 2505 NE 15th Ave., Wilton Manors (storksbakery.com) $$

ITALIAN ANGELO ELIA PIZZA, BAR, & TAPAS Chef Angelo Elia’s eponymous eatery extends the Casa D’Angelo family, featuring small plates and Italian-style pizza that celebrate old-world technique. 4215 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (angeloeliapizza.com) $$ 94

1 oz. Old Bay seasoning 4 oz. all-purpose flour 2 cups fish stock 2 cups coconut milk 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups fresh corn kernels 8 oz. cooked lump crabmeat or fish 1 oz. toasted fennel powder Curly scallion for garnish

BISTRO MEZZALUNA This establishment boasts an impressive wine selection and savory house favorites like bistro seafood pasta. 1821 SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (bistromezzaluna.com) $$$ CAFFÉ EUROPA A go-to spot for lunch or dinner, the Calabrian-inspired fare is perfect for sharing with friends and family. 910 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (caffeeuropalasolas.com) $$ CASA D’ANGELO Owner-chef Angelo Elia’s meticulous care for ingredients is evident down to the spices in the marinara and flour in the house-made bread. 1201 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (casa-d-angelo.com) $$$ SCOLAPASTA BISTRO Family is at the heart of this farm-to-table Italian bistro that puts a contemporary twist on its Old World heritage. 3358 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale (scolapastabistro.com) $$ SERAFINA TRATTORIA ITALIANA Candlelit views of the Middle River, toothsome pasta dishes, and a spectacular vino selection promise a romantic evening at this Victoria Park nook. 926 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale (serabythewater.com) $$

LATIN AND MEXICAN BAR RITA This eclectic Mexican and Latin spot is known for two floors of tasty tacos and tequilas set against a splashy facade. 1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (barritaftl.com) $$

In a large pot over medium heat, warm the oil and butter. Let the butter melt, then add the bay leaf and sizzle until fragrant, about 30 to 60 seconds. Toss in the celery and onion and cook, stirring continuously, until softened, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and salt and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the pepper, curry powder, and Old Bay and cook over medium heat. Stir in the flour and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the broth and stir. Add coconut milk and heavy cream and keep stirring. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Mix in corn and crab and simmer until tender. Stir in fennel powder. Remove bay leaf. Ladle the chowder into bowls and garnish with corn kernels, curly scallion, and crabmeat.

EL CAMINO Margaritas and Mexican soul food are a sure bet at this resto, where patrons can choose between two happy hours. 817 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (elcaminoftlauderdale.com) $$ LA BAMBA Sampling the best from cuisines across Latin America, this multifaceted eatery’s savory and filling dishes are a hit. 4245 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 17 St. 1901 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 5452 W Sample Rd., Margate; 10169 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation (labamba123.com) $$ ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BAR If the 400 tequila varieties aren’t enough to hook patrons, the delicious tacos de casa and fresh guacamole make this expansive cantina-style resto irresistible. 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (roccostacos.com) $$

MEDITERRANEAN CASABLANCA CAFÉ A cozy dining room with an Arabian Nights feel, Casablanca serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Moroccan to Japanese to Cuban that will please any palate. 3049 Alhambra St., Fort Lauderdale (casablancacafeonline.com) $$ FERDOS GRILL Authentic Mediterranean fare meets local Florida ingredients at this neighborhood favorite, featuring staples like gyros, shish kabob, and “everyone’s favorite” hummus. 4300 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (ferdos-grill.jimdosite.com) $$

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GREEK ISLANDS TAVERNA The spirit of the Aegean is alive and well at this gem that serves traditional Greek dishes rooted in bright flavors and savory spices. 3300 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (greekislandstaverna.com) $$ ILIOS Panoramic ocean views and seasonally inspired Mediterranean dishes are on the menu at this sixthfloor dining room. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (Hilton.com) $$

SEAFOOD BILLY’S STONE CRAB Stone crab is king at Billy’s, but guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner featuring the day’s fresh and locally caught Florida sea fare. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood (crabs.com) $$$ BLUE MOON FISH CO. Chef-owners Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham dream up Louisiana-inspired interpretations of locally caught seafood at their upscale dining room along the Intracoastal. 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (bluemoonfishco.com) $$$ BOATYARD Come for the “Hook to Table” seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and vegan-friendly selections, and stay for the photo-worthy lofted ceilings,

oar chandelier, and abundant natural light. 1555 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale (boatyard.restaurant) $$$ EVEN KEEL FISH & OYSTER The menu changes daily, but everything from the day’s selection of chilled oysters to pan-seared scallops are prepared to perfection. 4100 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale (evenkeelfish.com) $$$ 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) $$$ MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB Finery comes naturally to this Intracoastal-hugging dining room, where guests can enjoy sea spoils among luxurious interiors or alfresco. 3000 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale (maestrosrestaurants.com) $$$ NAKED CRAB A picturesque beachside view sets the tone for all things surf and turf at the B Ocean Resort’s upscale jewel with an undercurrent of eclectic Mediterranean flair. 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (nakedcrabftl.com) $$$ OCEAN 2000 This elegant dining room is devoted to celebrating superb regional cuisine with a hint of Latin influences. Pelican Grand Beach Resort, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (pelicanbeach.com) $$$

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 over 45 years. 6002 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (seawatchontheocean.com) $$

STEAK HOUSE THE CAPITAL GRILLE Renowned for dry-aged cuts, elevated steak house trimmings, and superb wines, this high-end chain offers a luxurious experience. 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (thecapitalgrille.com) $$$ CHIMA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Brazilian rodízio finds its place on Las Olas, with fountains and flamebearing lamps welcoming diners. 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (chimasteakhouse.com) $$$ COUNCIL OAK STEAKS & SEAFOOD A signature raw bar, a wine room boasting more than 400 labels, and an open kitchen complement the Hard Rock favorite’s famous USDA-certified cuts. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood (seminolehardrockhollywood.com) $$$ STEAK 954 This coastal alcove’s menu is studded with decadent steaks and seafood, while the dining room features a hypnotizing jellyfish tank. W Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (steak954.com) $$$

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SMOOTH SAILING Known as the “Venice of the Americas,” Fort Lauderdale’s intricate waterways run 300 miles inland, making it a water lover’s dream destination. While ideal for paddleboarding, boating, and kayaking, our waters are also home to the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi. Hop on and off at designated locations—there are 10 stops in Fort Lauderdale and one in Hollywood—to enjoy effortless cruising as captains and crew provide narrated excursions throughout the trip. Water Taxi is currently running private tours and is the ideal way to travel to and from this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. (watertaxi.com) —Melissa Puppo

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