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he meaning behind international footwear brand Aquazzura is “blue ocean,” an apt name thought up by cofounder and creative director Edgardo Osorio. “Any city by the ocean is a city that I love,” says the 34-year-old Colombian-born designer who was raised between Miami and London. He studied at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins before moving to Florence, Italy, where he found work at fashion powerhouses Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli. He later launched his flagship store in the famed Renaissance city at Palazzo Corsini, churning out luxury footwear that’s elegant yet practical and adorned by celebrities such as Meghan Markle. We sat down with the design extraordinaire at Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center at Boca Raton to talk about his first Aquazzura shoe, his creative process and the latest launch.
What made you want to begin designing shoes?
Within a week of working for a ready-to-wear designer, I realized what I was interested in was accessories and, specifically, shoes. It kind of found me. I always loved shoes and it was always very present in my life. My mother had many sisters, and they were obviously about shoes and for me, my mother always told me, “The most important thing is the shoes and everything else is whatever.” I like how emotional shoes are, how much they tell you about a person, especially about a woman—how she’s feeling, what she wants to communicate and how that can change her body, her look; how they can maybe define a moment. Describe the first pair of Aquazzura shoes you created.
It’s called “Sexy Thing,” and it was a suede, unlined, open-toed booty with cutouts. It was one of our bestsellers and one of our most iconic shoes. I remember I was in Portugal on holiday in the wine region, and I was just sketching away. I wanted the idea of a shoe that felt like a glove and had cutouts almost like a mask.
Where do you find inspiration?
Women are my biggest inspiration. Whenever I travel I see what people are wearing, and I talk to women and they tell me and not tell me what they’re looking for. Whenever I’m in a country I like to go and see local artisans, markets, flea markets, fairs. I’m also very into arts and contemporary art, so I visit a lot of museums and exhibitions, and I see auctions and shows. As a designer, you’re a sponge to everything you see and look. Luckily I travel a lot, so I see a lot. Tell us about your Resort 2020 collection.
I worked more on silhouettes and textures and decorations and different elements. There’s a lot of multicolor and rainbow; there’s also a lot of evening, but also a new kind of evening—it’s an evening shoe but it can also be a glamour day shoe because it’s in a mid-heel and it’s kind of ’90s, “Sex and the City.” There’s a return to the platform. I’ve been doing platforms for a while, and it’s been quite successful. There’s a whole kind of ’70s vibe going on in fashion. That’s something that I think is going to be strong, especially for all of these wide-leg pants and jeans that are going around. What’s important when designing shoes for women?
Making something beautiful, making something that enhances a woman’s beauty—that makes her legs look longer, that makes her feel good. My favorite shoes are the ones that make you smile, make you want to have a good time. And I think of comfort; if you’re comfortable, you’ll really have a good time.
How do you define your style?
Classic Italian. I wear lots of navy. I love white jeans and white pants and loafers. Loafers are my sneakers and slippers as well. I’m not very brand-oriented.
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hen he was little, Chris Stegner didn’t think much about technology. “I had an Atari, I guess,” he says. “That’s pretty much it.” Instead, he and his brother roamed the acres behind their house outside of Oklahoma City, ending up pretty much every day in the “crick” at the back of the property, disappearing from breakfast to dinner. “It was literally everything you need to have a good, healthy amount of trouble,” he recalls. It’s an unexpected beginning for a man who’s now running what might be South Florida’s most acclaimed start-up, a Fort Lauderdale-based company that has grown to 55 people with offices in three countries in less than two years. He calls it Very Big Things, and the mantra is simple: create groundbreaking digital experiences and technology. Since its inception in April 2018, the company has collected 18 awards, including a nomination for the tech equivalent of the Oscars. The company’s work includes building the internet and app technology for Boatsetter, which aims to become the Uber of boating, and Papa Technologies, the Miami-based startup that offers “grandkids on demand.” For Stegner, Very Big Things is a culmination of his life, as if all the random and varied jobs he’s had in the past two decades have worked to get him to this point. It started when his parents were forced to close their business when Stegner was 10. They moved to a rough neighborhood in the Seattle metro. It was there he had access to his first computer in his fourthgrade class, and he immediately found something that seemed to call to him. “I literally fell in love,” he says. When he was 12, Stegner talked his parents into buying a computer. Eventually, he taught himself how to create 3D graphics and websites. After creating a site detailing what he had learned, the page took off, becoming the foremost authority on 3D programming. Within a few months, Stegner went from never having a computer to having companies from around the world advertising on his web30
site. His site was acquired by another company about a year later, and while Stegner doesn’t remember the number, he says it was enough that he didn’t need to worry about money for years. Once the internet bubble burst in 2000, Stegner gave up on computers for a while and ended up selling cars after high school. He was living in downtown Olympia, Washington, and making six figures but miserable, in a thankless job and a city he found far too dreary. At 22 he quit his job, moved to Florida and took a $20,000-a-year computer programmer position. After his first day, he came to a realization about doing a job he enjoyed that made little money: “I am so happy.” Stegner then spent more than a decade at several tech companies, improving his programming abilities and learning how to talk to clients. This included time at a venture capital outfit working with mostly new companies on scaling up and tried a few start-ups of his own. It was, he says now, the training he needed to create his current company.
Very Big Things began with Stegner partnering up with six of the coworkers he worked with over the years. It has more than tripled in size and added offices in Croatia and Ukraine. In November, Stegner sat down at the company’s headquarters off Oakland Park Boulevard. The company had already outgrown the space and was planning a move into offices behind the Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery in early 2020. In the company’s short history, Stegner says they’ve had a meteoric rise largely due to a shared vision the employees have of going after big gains. While many tech companies take on small projects with success measured just by turning something in on time, Stegner says Very Big Things goes after “legacyworthy products” that will be seen for years as a success. “Every person on the team has the same goal: to create something really incredible,” Stegner says. “I’m one of these wackos who thinks he can change things in a big way.”
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s a native Floridian, I have come to accept that 80-degree holidays with palm trees decked out in twinkling lights will forever be the reality of winter in the Sunshine State. To whet my appetite for a seasonal change, I traveled by car with friends to a destination straight off the cover of a paperback romance novel: the Great Smoky Mountains. At the corner of autumnal adventures and cozy digs was our retreat for the weekend, a stunning log cabin tucked away within The Preserve Resort in Wears Valley, Tennessee. The cabin, aptly named Rocky Top Retreat, was as charming as it was accommodating, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes Bob Ross would have emulated in a heartbeat. Sitting at an elevation of 1,750 feet, sweeping views of Pigeon Forge Valley owned one side of the cabin, while the grand Smokies took over the other. My friends and I spread out in the spacious three-story abode that boasted master suites on the first and second floors, as well as lofted sleeping areas above the second floor. The attached full-sized kitchen downstairs was fully equipped with all the works, including an oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and two coffee machines that poured steaming cups of java on chilly mornings. A jacuzzi on the first-floor deck was a delightfully unexpected feature worth taking advantage of.
The secondfloor game room features a pool table, arcade games and foosball.
(top) Scenic waterfalls can be spotted during nature walks. (left) Explore the mountains through various trails. (below) The Preserve Resort log cabins offer grand views of the Smokies.
Rocking chairs adorned the second floor’s balcony, offering a pristine view of wondrous colors far from sight back home in South Florida. It was connected directly to the game room, featuring a 42-inch flatscreen TV, pool table, foosball, arcade games and a massive bean bag chair reminiscent of childhood memories. The second floor’s master king suite included a jetted whirlpool tub and spacious shower. Floor-to-ceiling windows allowed natural light to drench the space in warmth amidst the 35-degree weather, all while giving a mere peek at the enamoring magnificence of our surroundings. Our cabin was a 45-minute drive from both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and despite the aching desire to stay cozied up in our new nook, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park awaited. The skylift slowly ascends 1,800 feet up Crockett Mountain to drop passengers off at the Sky Deck. There, 360-degree views of Tennessee’s mountainous terrain hit like butterflies on a first date. Not for the faint of heart, the connecting SkyBridge suspends 140 feet at its midpoint, spanning 680 feet over a gaping valley. After working up an appetite, we indulged in a feast of Gatlinburg favorites, because moonshine and barbeque are to Tennessee as croquetas and cortaditos are
to South Florida. At both Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler and Sugarlands Distilling Company, $5 tastings were a no-brainer. Shot glasses half the size of my pinky were the perfect size for the 10-plus deliciously potent pours. At the recommendation of several locals, authentic Southern barbeque at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que was also a must—after all, no trip to Tennessee is complete without fall-off-the-bone ribs, pulled pork, and spicy macaroni and cheese accompanied by biscuits, a tangy array of barbeque sauces and Southern sweet tea. One of the most meaningful parts of the trip was venturing through the visual masterpiece that was the Laurel Falls Trail. The warning signs of active bears in the area and steep mountainsides were hardly a concern, and the 1.3-mile trail surrounded by panoramic views of orange and yellow
allowed for quiet reflection amongst our usually talkative group. They say life is about the journey, not the destination. But on that two-hour hike alongside five of my dearest friends and the most marvelous mountain vistas, I was reminded that it’s far more than just a journey—what matters most are the relationships cultivated along the way that help carry you through. And if you ever choose to journey throughout the vast expanse of the Great Smoky Mountains, make sure the company you take is as wonderful as mine.
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Super Bowl 2020:
The Ultimate Guide
AS SOUTH FLORIDA GEARS UP FOR FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR, MAKE SURE YOU’RE CAUGHT UP ON ALL THINGS SUPER BOWL LIV. FROM TIPS ON PLANNING THE PERFECT PARTY, TO ADVICE ON RENTING YOUR HOME, FLIP THROUGH TO LEARN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE BIG GAME.
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A mural by artist Dasic Fernandez adorns the walls of Hard Rock Stadium.
Portugese artist Vhils is behind this Don Shula piece of art that is located outside of the 72 Club.
SUPER BOWL 2020 MEETS THE MIAMI ART SCENE AT HARD ROCK STADIUM Discover the latest exhibitions inside the event venue. By Mike Morlacci
yes trained on Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium will witness the crowning of a champion at the end of the 100th National Football League season on Feb. 2. The venue for the 11th Super Bowl reprisal in Miami offers much more to behold for this single game, which has grown to an international entertainment event. From a distance, Hard Rock Stadium’s canopied roofing pops as it accents the Miami Gardens landscape. The design affords 91 percent cover for spectators who enjoy stunning views from field-level luxury boxes and beyond. The $755 million multi-year renovation was funded by Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins’ managing general partner and chairman of the board. The revived stadium now features four large scoreboards, an enhanced digital initiative with Verizon to make it the first 5G—and possibly cashless—Super Bowl, and a wide assortment of innovative local cuisine with hospitality provider Centerplate.
Hard Rock is its fifth iteration since the stadium was built in 1987. In this version, Ross melds something that is supremely Stephen Ross Miami into the stadium’s very being: artwork. Traversing the stadium is akin to touring a thriving art gallery that features 19 murals, each of which illustrates a story about the region. This visual rush that decorates the hallways and concourse is the work of 18 artists who bring their designs from 10 different countries. “Miami is a truly aspirational city and a leader culturally in this country and, in some ways, the rest of the world,” says Ross, a long-time supporter of the arts. “This stadium is a global entertainment destination that reflects Miami’s cultural significance in music, sports, entertainment and now the arts.” Ross, who says he was inspired by the murals that adorn Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, tapped Goldman Global Arts for one of the world’s largest indoor street art galleries. The curation of these murals has turned a stadium into a vibrant public art experience. The #ArtUnexpected project creates an artistic legacy and adds Hard Rock Stadium to Miami’s cultural environment. There are 29,000 square feet of painted walls and 30 additional pieces of fine art by nine international artists throughout the private clubs. The work emptied more than 3,000 cans of spray paint. Among all of these visual spectacles, Don Shula stands out. More accurately, Shula bursts through. Portuguese artist Vhils evoked memories of the undefeated 1972 Dolphins team and its iconic coach, Don Shula, by using a layered technique on a wall treated to depict the passage of time. Don Shula is artwork for the ages and is appropriately located outside of the 72 Club. The stadium boasts the best Miami has to offer, from world-class concessions to spectator experience, to arts and culture. For many, Super Bowl LIV’s memory will fade once the final whistle sounds. For all, the visual experience of Hard Rock Stadium will endure.
STEPPING BACK IN TIME By Mike Morlacci
Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium will be the 11th time South Florida has hosted professional football’s championship game. The coveted event will place Miami in the lead for most times hosting football's biggest day of the year. Prior Super Bowls—which were held at the Orange Bowl and the current Miami Gardens site—have provided some of football’s most memorable moments. ORANGE BOWL ERA Super Bowl II, 1968: Lombardi The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game (as it was then known) was sold out, unlike the previous year’s big game in Los Angeles. The similarity was the Green Bay Packers rolling to a 33-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders, and Coach Vince Lombardi received the trophy that would soon bear his name. The NFL’s dominance over the upstart AFL would end a year later.
MIAMI GARDENS ERA Super Bowl XXIII, 1989: Joe Cool With the game in the balance, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana—aka Joe Cool—reportedly broke from his methodical persona to express an innocuous observation, saying to tackle Harris Barton: "There, in the stands, standing near the exit ramp, isn't that John Candy?" It was indeed the late comedian. Joe Cool regained his focus and led his team 92 yards in the final minutes to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16.
Super Bowl III, 1969: The Guarantee The greatest upset in sports history was guaranteed. That assurance was made by then-New York Jets quarterback and current South Florida resident Joe Namath. Angered that his team was 17-point underdogs against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts, Namath stated: “We’re going to win Sunday; I guarantee it!” Then, using a ball-control strategy, Namath’s Jets confounded the Colts 16-7. The result elevated the Super Bowl to the status with which it is now associated.
Super Bowl XXIX, 1995: ’Niners! This game was unique in that the 49ers scored their team nickname in a 49-26 rout of the San Diego Chargers. Quarterback Steve Young threw for six touchdowns, three of which went to Jerry Rice. Young had one of the best statistical days ever, passing for 325 yards and running for another 49.
Super Bowl V, 1971: The Blunder Bowl The Baltimore Colts’ last-second 16-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys was the first Super Bowl played on artificial turf, which was blamed for 11 turnovers. Despite the sloppiness, Colts’ backup quarterback Earl Morrall (who would play a similar role in the Dolphins’ undefeated 1972 season) moved the team into position for a game-winning field goal. Super Bowl X, 1976: Like a Swann Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Lynn Swann gracefully defied gravity with ballet-like body control in snagging a pair of deep passes that kept his team in contention. Later, he beat the Cowboys’ secondary with his speed for the game-clinching touchdown in a 21-17 Steelers' win. Super Bowl XIII, 1979: Fighting Back The Steelers and Cowboys were back for a rematch, which was won by the Steelers 35-31. Among his four touchdown passes, quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw one to halfback Rocky Bleier, with the leaping grab marking an incredible personal comeback. Ten years earlier, Bleier had lost part of his foot and sustained shrapnel injuries in a grenade attack while serving in Vietnam. This win added a third Super Bowl ring alongside his Purple Heart.
Super Bowl XXXIII, 1999: Elway All the Way This was the final game of Broncos’ quarterback John Elway’s career as Denver defeated Atlanta 34-19. The Broncos’ current executive vice president of football operations and general manager became the oldest player ever to be named a Super Bowl MVP at age 38. Super Bowl XLI, 2007: Equality The Indianapolis Colts’ Tony Dungy and the Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith became the first African American head coaches to appear in a Super Bowl. After a rain-soaked 29 to 17 win, Dungy stood alongside an elite coaching company as he raised the Lombardi Trophy that was presented to him by legendary Dolphins’ head coach Don Shula. Super Bowl XLIV, 2010: Comeback Metaphor An onside kick to open the second half sparked the New Orleans Saints’ rally to defeat the Colts, 31-17. As comebacks go, Saints’ quarterback and game MVP Drew Brees compared the rally to that of his city’s in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, saying: “Four years ago, whoever thought this would be happening when 85 percent of the city was underwater? ...We just all looked at one another and said, ‘We are going to rebuild together.’ ...This is the culmination in all that belief.”
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Touchdown Treats Ditch the chips and salsa on Super Bowl Sunday with snacks worthy of their own Lombardi Trophy. By Kayla Ziadie
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most anticipated nights of the year whether or not you’re a sports fan. No matter if you tune in to root for your favorite team or to catch the iconic commercials, there’s one common denominator that everyone can agree is the best part of any Super Bowl soirée: the snacks. If you’re hosting a football fête or attending as a guest who promised to whip up some epic eats, bring a dish that sparks more conversation than the game itself. We turned to four of South Florida’s most renowned chefs for their takes on must-make Super Bowl 2020 snacks.
III Forks: Chef Tommy Nevill’s Lamb Meatballs Tommy Nevill from III Forks in West Palm Beach adds a swanky twist to your average party meatballs with ground lamb, fennel seed and ciabatta bread crumbs. These mini spheres of flavor will enhance the sweet victory of watching your team reign, or cushion the blow of witnessing their untimely downfall in real-time.
Boia De: Co-chef Alex Meyer’s Crispy Potato Skins These crispy potato skins by Boia De’s cochef, Alex Meyers, are not your run-of-themill restaurant potato skins. These are the artistic, well-traveled siblings of the ever-sosalty snacks our taste buds are accustomed to. Blow every other Super Bowl Sunday potatobased dish out of the park with these works of st(art)ch. Ingredients: 4 russet potatoes Canola oil Sliced chives Burrata Caviar of choice 2 eggs Directions: • Clean the potatoes with a vegetable brush or clean sponge under running water and poke all over with a fork. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to
an hour and 15 minutes, or until cooked through. • Meanwhile, place the eggs in a small pot of cold water. Bring them to a boil, then turn off the heat and cover for 10 minutes. • Transfer the eggs to an ice bath, then crack them open and remove the yolks. Press the yolks through a wire mesh strainer, and put it to the side. • Once cooked, allow the potatoes to cool thoroughly for secure handling, then cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out all but a half-inch layer of cooked potato whites. • Use your hands to tear the potato skins in half. It is essential to use your hands rather than a knife as the rough edges turn extra crispy when done. • Fry potato skins in a tall pot with canola oil at 375 F using a slotted spoon to gently drop into the oil. Cook until golden, and move to a paper towel-lined tray. Season with kosher salt. • Scoop burrata onto the potato skins and top with crumbled hard-boiled eggs, sliced chives and a dollop (or two!) of caviar. Serve immediately.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds ground lamb 2 eggs 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup julienned basil 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 tablespoon toasted and ground fennel seed 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 cup ciabatta bread crumbs 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup chicken broth Directions: • Preheat oven to 400 F. • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix gently; do not overdo the meat mixture. • Weigh two-ounce portions of meat, and roll into loose meatballs. • Place rolled meatballs on a sheet pan, leaving a space between each one. • Bake meatballs in a 400 F convection oven for 20 minutes. • Remove, and serve hot.
HOW TO RENT YOUR HOME FOR THE SUPER BOWL From adhering to local laws to finding ways to offer a memorable stay, consider this your home-hosting to-do list. By Clarissa Buch As South Florida readies for the highly anticipated Super Bowl 2020, more than 65,000 sports fans are gearing up to fly down for the action. That means they need to find places to stay, preferably nearby to Hard Rock Stadium where the game is taking place. Locals, that’s where you come in. Through home-hosting sites such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Luxury Retreats, you can offer up your living space during Super Bowl weekend—and make some serious cash. Here’s everything you need to know.
Burlock Coast: Chef Brooke Mallory’s Shishito Peppers Start your Super Bowl LIV festivities on a spicy note with these shishito peppers by Burlock Coast’s chef Brooke Mallory. The goat cheese and lime wedge add a tangy touch to the kick of the peppers that will satisfy even the pickiest snackers—and distract the famished fans of your opposing team. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups shishito peppers Maldon salt 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil Lime wedge Directions: • Rinse and dry the peppers. • Heat a skillet on high, then add peppers to the pan and sauté while slowly drizzling olive oil. • Continue to sauté the peppers on high heat until they begin to blister or pop and char. • Transfer to a bowl and season liberally with salt, then crumble cheese over the peppers. Serve with a lime wedge.
Pizza & Burger by Fontainebleau Miami Beach: Chef Michael Mina’s “Vice Night” Punch Bowl Wash down your Super Bowl snacks with “Vice Night,” a massive, thirstquenching punch bowl by Pizza & Burger’s Michael Mina. Ingredients: 32 ounces Absolut Vodka 16 ounces lemon juice 16 ounces jalapeño hibiscus syrup 32 ounces watermelon juice Ice Directions: Pour the vodka, lemon juice, jalapeño hibiscus syrup and watermelon juice in a one-or two-gallon punch bowl. Stir and add ice at your discretion.
Prepare yourself in advance. When deciding whether or not to rent your home, especially during the Super Bowl, it’s important to understand what exactly you’re signing up for. Regardless of what online site or service you choose to list your property, you’ll be expected to designate a space in your home—either the entire property or a specific room—for hosting. You’ll name your price and get paid quickly once a guest checks in. However, before your first guest arrives, you’ll want to establish rules for your space, which gives you the ability to cancel a reservation without penalty if a guest doesn’t oblige. Understand the laws in your city. Every city has its own unique laws when it comes to home-hosting services, ranging from tourist taxes or the need for a business license to homeowner association rules and regulations. It’s best to read up as much as possible to ensure you comply with your city and county’s laws regarding home-hosting. Remember, if you have questions, it may be a good idea to contact your city’s planning and zoning department, or even consult a local lawyer or tax professional. Be a good host. There’s more to hosting than simply listing your space and supplying a set of keys. Make your guests’ stay memorable by adding a distinct feel to your home or apartment. Offer fresh towels and sheets, and maybe even Miami—or Super Bowl—inspired decor to set the tone for their stay. This will encourage your guests to leave positive reviews on your homehosting profile, which will help build credibility if you choose to continue to host beyond the Super Bowl. Discuss transportation to and from the game. Though transportation is not your responsibility as a host, offer your guests some helpful information and tips when it comes to arriving and departing Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV. While rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft will be available, consider other avenues such as Rally, which organizes high-end buses to and from the game, or public transport such as buses and trains.
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Super Bowl Soirées
(top left) Allen Susser (above) Adam Richman and Andrew Zimmern (left) Last year’s Miami Super Bowl host committee.
Get ready for the biggest sports weekend of the year with these must-attend events. By Kayla Ziadie SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE From Jan. 25 through Jan. 26 and Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, the National Football League is hosting the Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Let your football-loving soul run free with hands-on games, youth football clinics, merchandise at the NFL Shop, autograph sessions with NFL players and more at this interactive football theme park. Ticket prices vary; miamibeachconvention.com THE SPORTS POWER BRUNCH On Jan. 29, celebrate the legacies of the most powerful women in the sports industry. Hosted at the American Airlines Arena, The Sports Power Brunch encourages and empowers women in the sports industry to continue flourishing in their sports careers and every other venture. This year’s Trailblazer, Enterprise & Innovation Award and Rising Star Honorees include Terri Carmichael Jackson, executive director for the WNBA Players Association; Gina Scott, vice president of Partner Services for NFL Players Inc.; and Katie Sowers, offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. Tickets from $75; sportspowerbrunch.com SUPER FAN FEST 2020 Get ready for a week of pre-Super Bowl festivities at Super Fan Fest in Wynwood from Jan. 30 through
Feb. 2. Indulge in your favorite local fare with Miami’s top gourmet food trucks; enjoy 30 on-tap, locally-produced craft brew from Beer Garden; rock out to live music at the Elevate Main Stage featured every day and enter for a chance to win tickets to the VIP Pit; enjoy photo opportunities with a 3D vintage Miami postcard and a Miami Beach lifeguard stand; among many others. Free; superfanfest.com
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SUPER CLEMATIS BY NIGHT Head to Clematis Street’s free Concert Series on Jan. 30 for the biggest Super Bowl pre-party in Palm Beach County. Dive headfirst into footballthemed activities, a turf playing field, marching bands, NFL players and mascots, giveaways and more. All guests are encouraged to arrive decked out in their favorite team jerseys and colors. Free; wpb.org
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE BY TASTE OF THE NFL One of the most exciting Super Bowl traditions in South Florida is back and better than ever: Party with a Purpose by Taste of the NFL. The 29th annual fundraising event will take place on Feb. 1 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. From five-star dining and renowned chefs to NFL stars and coaches, this starstudded event has one goal in mind: supporting the fight against hunger. The 2020 guest hosts for Party with a Purpose include former Dolphins coach Don Shula as the National Honorary Chair; chef Andrew Zimmern as National Culinary Host; chef Adam Richman as the Florida Culinary Host; and Ben Leber as the National Player Host. $700; tasteofthenfl.com
GRONK BEACH Former Patriots tight end, future Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski knows the importance of a Super Bowl party, and he’s bringing the energy to Miami on Feb. 1 with his own music festival: Gronk Beach. Taking place directly on North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, the notorious party starter recruited his favorite DJs and hip hop artists to take over the
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VENTURES It’s just a quick train ride to your next weekend away. Here’s how to do Virgin right. by ERIC BARTON
ERE’S A SIMPLE TRUTH that you probably
haven’t taken advantage of enough: For the price of a decent bottle of wine, you can now afford the travel to one of the country’s finest destinations. We’re talking All Aboard Florida or Brightline or Virgin Trains USA, as they’re calling it now. And we’re talking about using it for a weekend trip to West Palm, Fort Lauderdale or Miami—a relatively stress-free trip to a place you’ll likely wonder why you don’t explore more often. What to do once you get there? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this guide on where to stay, what to do and where to eat on your next weekend adventure.
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f the three Virgin Trains stations, none are more in the heart of everything than this most northern terminus of the line. Clematis and Rosemary Square are both within walking distance, and a short Uber or Lyft ride gives you access to Palm Beach. While the beaches are undoubtedly stunning—a bit more natural than points south—make this trip about exploring downtown West Palm, where there’s a renaissance happening these days. b
10 a.m. Saturday: Go To The GreenMarket
After arriving on the morning train, the first stop is breakfast and shopping at what might be West Palm’s best event. Don’t think of the Saturday West Palm Beach GreenMarket (d) as just another farmer’s market. The event that takes over the waterfront park is a spectacle, full of live music, crafts and prepared foods. And if there’s a line for the just-made cider donuts, the wait is worth it.
Noon Saturday: Uber To Grandview
It’s admittedly a total surprise that one of South Florida’s finest food halls—even with gazillions of them in Miami—happens to be in West Palm. Not only will the selection at the Grandview Public Market (a)—everything from ramen to pizza pies— bring you back, but the vibe will too, especially with the relaxed covered outdoor area that’s perfect for a family gathering or cocktails with pals.
2 p.m. Saturday: Uber To The Norton
Staid and safe used to be the reputation of the Norton Museum of Art (b), but that’s decidedly not true these days, as the art museum in the center of the city has taken strides to define itself as a place where art can be fun. Consider the current exhibition: “The Body Says, I Am a Fiesta,” exploring how the human form is depicted in Latin America. The museum also hosts a regular Art After Dark series, staying open until 10 p.m. for talks, performances, screenings and interactive workshops in the galleries and sculpture garden, which can all be washed down with drinks at the museum restaurant.
4 p.m. Saturday: Check-In To The Ben
The old city hall location was reborn with the arrival of
As a bonus, it also has a super-cool vibe, and being a Clematis Street space in the center of everything, it’s a good spot for one last look of the city before the train ride home.
e The Ben (c), an Autograph by Marriott hotel with 208 rooms and a goal of becoming the city’s signature boutique hotel. After check-in, head up to the rooftop poolside lounge, Spruzzo, to watch the sky change colors over the city skyline and Intracoastal.
7 p.m. Saturday: Eat Like The French Pistache (e) feels a lot like you’ve visited an actual neighborhood Parisian restaurant,
with its banquette along the mirrored wall, linen-covered tables and a menu of French classics. Regulars know to make a meal out of the white wine steamed mussels.
8 a.m. Sunday: Start With Subculture
Before heading back south, grab a cup of coffee. Serious aficionados want a place that sources smallbatch beans and roasts them in-house, as Subculture Coffee does. As a bonus, it also has a super-cool vibe, and being a Clematis Street space in the center of everything, it’s a good spot for one last look of the city before the train ride home.
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few years ago, a weekend trip to Broward’s cultural heart would’ve meant happy hour on Himmarshee and dinner on Las Olas. While those are still fine plans, we’ve come up with an itinerary that spreads out across the happening downtown, including the neoteric art district on the north side, within a short trip from the Virgin station. b
10 a.m. Saturday: The Finest Of Breakfasts
After arriving on the train, head to OB House (a) to Fort Lauderdale’s best breakfast spot early, otherwise the line outside will seem daunting. The reason will become clear when choosing between the crab omelet, the baseball-cut sirloin and eggs or a skillet pancake that might make your whole trip worthwhile.
1 p.m. Saturday: Lunch With A View
11 a.m. Saturday: A Meander To The Beach
The Las Olas Riverfront offers a downright gorgeous view of the New River and the downtown high-rises that cling along its shores. Start with a riverfront stroll, and the adventurous can continue on foot for the three-mile trek to the beach along the equally beautiful Las Olas Boulevard. Rent a bike or scooter to hurry things along, or better yet, make some stops along the way at places like the historic Stranahan House (c). Once at the Atlantic, there’s a sidewalk along the sandy beach that goes on for miles.
The location of Park & Ocean (b) is worth it for the view alone, an elevated spot of dune with a view of the ocean crashing up on the sand across the street. The place isn’t fancy, just a slow-down-and-appreciatethe-view collection of picnic tables under the dappled sunlight of sea grape trees. It’s a bonus that the food and drinks are as good as the scenery, including a bacon-y burger paired perfectly with a rosé slushy.
4 p.m. Saturday: A Stay In Flagler
Fort Lauderdale had gone a whole century without getting a new hotel downtown. And then The Dalmar (e) arrived aiming high, creating a hotel trendy enough to feel at home in any major metropolis, with a fine dining restaurant, a giant lounge that looks as if it’s pulled from a design magazine and Sparrow, a rooftop bar that rocks all night.
It’s a bonus that the food and drinks are as good as the scenery, including a bacon-y burger, paired perfectly with a rosé slushy. d
7 p.m. Saturday: Dinner Downstairs
You won’t have to go far for dinner, as The Terrace Grill is the headliner for The Dalmar. It’s e adorned in gold with cushy teal chairs and chandeliers that look straight out of an elegant 1920s dinner club, and the head man in the kitchen, Craig McNeil, comes from celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s empire. The menu is as classic as the look of the place, with lobster bearnaise, Dover sole meunière and a burger with spiced tomato jam.
8:30 p.m. Saturday: A Flagler Village Adventure
If it’s the last Saturday of the month, the Flagler Village and FAT Village (d) neighborhoods north of downtown host a raucous art walk, perfect for a stroll between galleries, craft vendors and a pop-up bar that benefits non-profits called Cocktails for Humanity. Even if it’s not the night of the art walk, there’s always the local social scene, like outdoor party spot Rhythm & Vine; the video-game-hangout-meetsnight-club Glitch Bar; and drinks paired with ax-throwing at Chops + Hops.
8 a.m. Sunday: A Reviver At Wells
The bean-roasting machine sits right by the door as you walk into Wells Coffee. Get your morning started right with a pour-over of single-source coffee and sip a piping hot cup o’ joe from a window seat where you can watch bustling Flagler Village wake up.
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ook, we’re not going to advocate for an overnight stay in the Virgin station neighborhood, which still has some work to do to earn an up-and-coming status. But the station is a short walk to the Metromover monorail, which gives you access to the city and a weekend of Magic City exploring.
10 a.m. Saturday: Eating on Arrival
The Miami station for Virgin Trains features Central Fare food hall, with eight spots open and more to come, including the Michelin-starred concept Kuenko. For the blearyeyed coming off the train, head to Parliament Coffee and grab something sweet from Rosetta Bakery.
11 a.m. Saturday: A City Of Museums
Not far from the Miami station, either by Metromover or a quick jaunt in a Lyft, are world-class museums that any South Floridian should visit. In Museum Park, you’ll find the Pérez Art Museum (a) and Frost Museum of Science (b), two stunners. In Allapattah, the Rubell Museum just moved into a sprawling campus. Or head up into the Freedom Tower, a Miami Dade College history museum in a place that used to welcome Cuban refugees to their new home.
1 p.m. Saturday: Hit A Food Hall
Yes, this city has seen an explosion of food halls in recent years, but the good news is that there are many worth visiting. Brickell has a gleaming collection of Italian stalls at Luna Park (formerly La
Centrale), and in the Miami Design District there’s the much-acclaimed Politan Row Miami (formerly St. Roch). The beach features a lineup of superstar chefs at Time Out Miami, and Wynwood showcases the decidedly more hipster 1-800-Lucky.
3 p.m. Saturday: All Of Wnywood
A collection of dilapidated warehouses just a decade ago, Miami’s art district has seen many changes in the past few years, and its latest incarnation is an area that’s c hot from morning to night. An afternoon stroll down its graffiti-covered streets must include a stop at the muralcovered Wynwood Walls (c) and maybe a wee maple bacon-covered snack at The Salty Donut.
4 p.m. Saturday: A Stay In The Center
If you’ve done the weekend trip to Miami before, likely you made your base on the beach or Brickell. But boutique hotel The Gabriel (d) offers a central spot to explore
Not far from the Miami station, either by Metromover or a quick jaunt in a Lyft, are world-class museums that any South Floridian should visit. d
HOW TO GET THERE Virgin Trains USA The privately owned train line stopping in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach runs about every hour during days and evenings, with tickets between $10 and $25. The company is currently adding an expansion to Orlando and plans to add new South Florida stops along the route. Virgin Trains (gobrightline. com) also has regular discounts and deals, especially for first-time users, so be sure to Google for discount codes before booking. the city just across from Museum Park, steps from the Metromover, and not far from every neighborhood you need to see. There’s a spa that specializes in detox treatments, a pets-welcome policy and a style that feels just as chic as the city.
7 p.m. Saturday: Dinner At A New Mainstay
Miami is a city undergoing a restaurant revolution, and there’s a long list of restaurants you need to try (to name one, the excellent Boia De). But KYU is a place worthy of continually ending up on lists of the best restaurants in town. Employing a simple strategy of serving tasty food, KYU kills it, especially thanks to the sweet-salty crab hot pot and a towering slice of coconut cake that you’ll surprise yourself by finishing.
9 p.m. Saturday: Neighborhood Drinks
The space occupied by Lost Boy Dry Goods used to be a men’s clothing store, which explains the dark wood and relaxed vibe. Or, more specifically, the place describes itself as an English pub crossed with “an old captain’s tavern in a Colorado miner’s saloon.” Either way, the drinks are crafted by ingredients made in-house, and the neighborhood feel is far more laid back than the pretension you might expect in Miami.
11 a.m. Sunday: Recharge In Wynwood
Figuring Lost Boy wasn’t your last stop—hey, it’s Miami after all—a late start to the morning can be corrected with a trip over to Wynwood. There, score a cortadito at Panther Coffee before a stroll over to Zak the Baker where you can grab a loaf of naturally leavened bread for the train ride home.
For The Train Averse There are those among us who relish trains, soaking up the smooth ride and nostalgia for a mode of travel from yesteryear. However, most of us will need to take a car to the Virgin station, wait for a train and then maybe rideshare when we get to our destination, perhaps doubling the time and expense of the trip. For those who want more convenience, Uber and Lyft offer competitive, sometimes far better, rates to soak up our weekend getaway itinerary on these pages. An Adventure In Getting There Yes, there are a couple highways connecting South Florida. But if you have the means, start your weekend away with any other possible option to get there: Virgin, ride share, limo or heck, charter a seaplane with Tropic Ocean Airways (flytropic.com) and start your getaway on an adventurous note.
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Transform your powder room into a spa retreat with sumptuous pieces and fixtures that relax and inspire.
S LEEK RET R E AT When Krista Watterworth Alterman was invited to design the master bathroom for the 2019 Palm Beach Kips Bay Show House, the founder and creative director of Krista + Home in Palm Beach Gardens envisioned a sensual lounge-like setting. She imagined a space where a couple could unwind with a long soak or enjoy a glass of wine and listen to their favorite melodies as they prep for date night, a ritual the former star of HGTV’s “Save My Bath” enjoys performing with her husband, Eric. The space, which she dubbed “le bubble lounj” and swathed in marble and lustrous surfaces, also needed to be high-tech. A Kohler DTV+ system controls all the sensory elements in the room, from the warm water that fills the sleek Infinity SOK tub to the chromotherapy lights she says creates a truly spa-like experience. State-of-the-art speakers were installed in the shower and connect seamlessly to a smartphone, tablet or laptop so bathers can stream their playlists or listen on Pandora or Apple Music; kristahome.com HOP ON Garmin’s Index Smart Scale measures body weight, fat percentage and bone mass. It will upload your data to its mobile wellness app, Garmin Connect, where you can stay au courant with your health and fitness goals; $149.99; available at Target; target.com
SHOWER POWER With its heavy rainwater pressure technology, euro-grip hand sprayer and double body jets, the ANZZI Mesa Series 64-inch full body shower panel system will have you calling shower shotgun; $367.99; available at Home Depot; homedepot.com
HOT STUFF Raise your bathroom game with needful gadgetry like the 13-Bar Electric Towel Warmer by Mr. Steam, which comes with a built-in digital timer and aromatherapy oil that mists fragrance; $910; available at Home Depot; homedepot.com
FLOAT AWAY Sensory deprivation tanks can feel claustrophobic but TOTO’s flotation tub feels like you’re floating weightlessly through space, making it a snap to slip into a relaxing, meditative state; $19,269; available at the Ferguson showroom in West Palm Beach; ferguson.com
DA VINCI CODE The Da Vinci fountain faucet by Nasoni produces a gentle, arcing stream of pure, filtered water that simplifies common bathroom activities, like rinsing and drinking, and rends bending over your sink a thing of the past; $579; available from Ben Franklin Inc.; benfranklininc.com
LIGHT IT UP Ask KOHLER’s Verdera voice lighted mirror to pull up your favorite podcast or add a note to your to-do list using its voice-activated speaker system while you get ready; from $1,098; available at Lowes; lowes.com
STAR CHAMBER Imbue your bedroom with futuristic finds you’ll enjoy night or day.
RISE & SHINE The Sensorwake Trio puts an olfactory spin on the wakeup call. The contemporary alarm clock emits the pleasant scent of peppermint or coffee while music and a gentle light rouse you from your dreams in three minutes; $149; available at Bloomingdales at The Gardens Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton; bloomingdales.com
OPTICAL ILLUSION Sorry, folks, that fire isn’t real. Snuggle up with Dimplex’s Opti-Myst Pro 1000mm cassette, which uses ultrasonic technology to produce lifelike flames that yield no heat, moisture or condensation; $2,592, heater sold separately; available at Armazem Design at DCOTA in Dania Beach; armazem.design
STRIKE A REPOSE Simply known as HiBed, this futuristic snooze pad houses a 4K projector, retractable 70-inch screen, surround sound speaker system and cool features like a sleep tracker, ambient lighting and a notification service that reports the news and weather; from $40,300; available online at Hi-Interiors; hi-interiors.com
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When their clients requested an entertainment system that wouldn’t come between them and the 270-degree views of the sprawling urban scenery outside their penthouse master bedroom window, Charlotte Dunagan and Tom Diverio of Dunagan Diverio Design Group in Coral Gables reached out to home automation authority Visual Acoustics. Owner Marc Lewin designed the elegant-yet-simple home theatre solution that delivered a retractable, motorized, 130-inch screen from Stewart Filmscreen and an Epson Home Cinema Full HD projector that transmits bright and vivid imagery the couple can enjoy any time of day. Sonance speakers were installed in the ceiling then tilted to direct the audio toward the audience; a subwoofer beneath the bed completes the 7.1 surround sound experience; dunagandiverio.com
TWO-FACED Art and automation meet in Samsung’s 65-inch Class The Frame 4K QLED UHD Smart TV, which converts into a customizable work of art when turned it’s switched off; from $1,797.99; available at walmart.com
MOD POD With its revolutionary memory foam mattress with dynamic heating and cooling, The Pod lets you customize the perfect temp manually or with the Eight Sleep app, which also adjusts to your body’s fluctuating temps as you sleep. Extras include sleep-tracking technology that captures statistical data like hours slept and tosses and turns; from $2,295; available online at Eight Sleep; eightsleep.com JANUARY 2020
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From high-tech gadgets to space-saving solutions, these clever kitchen updates will streamline your cooking and entertaining routine.
S H OW ‘ N’ T E C H When Jeff Galea, owner of Boca Theater and Automation Experience Center, envisioned his company kitchen, he saw an interactive showroom moonlighting as a residential-style scullery with the hottest technology on display his clients could test drive. That’s when he called Premium Kitchens, a Boca Raton-based design group that specializes in contemporary canteens. Sticking to a minimalistic aesthetic, Tashia Rahl wove brightness and warmth into the space, which doubles as a bonus room for staff meetings and social, après-work gatherings, with rich, dark woods and bonewhite lacquers peppered with glossy Miele appliances. Cool techy touches, like a Séura wet-rated, in-wall television; a digital art video wall by Blackdove; Crestron touch panels; Lutron integrated keypads and LED lighting controls; TRUFIG bezel-less outlets; and the pièce de résistance, a pop-up television by BTA Craftmanship that raises and lowers into the island, transform the space into a truly smart kitchen; bocatheater.com WINE DELIGHT Oenophiles are raising a glass to the Curio Classic WineCab, the most sophisticated wine storage system in the world. Each custom cabinet comes equipped with a robotic arm—the first-ever for the home—which stocks, pours and turns wine bottles to display labels. The real time, temperature-monitoring feature is another first; from $124,900; available at WineCab in Palm Beach Gardens; winecab.com
TAP-TASTIC Crestron’s new Horizon keypad can be configured to accomplish almost anything that needs doing, like controlling your pool’s heating system, and responds to a light touch, smart device or voice AI platform. The keypad’s faceplate trim can even be customized to match your wall décor; price upon request; available at Crestron at DCOTA in Dania Beach; crestron.com
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OVEN LOVIN’ You don’t have to like cooking to love the KitchenAid Smart Oven+. This home kitchen must-have boasts interchangeable powered grill, steamer and baking stone attachments that can be controllable from the oven’s LCD touchscreen display, a smart device or voice assistant like Amazon Alexa; from $2,879.99; available at Best Buy; bestbuy.com
BREW BABY Enhance your counter’s real estate with the Ratio 8 coffee brewer, a one-touch operation that drips some of the best pour over brews we’ve tasted outside of a coffeehouse, but we’ll let you decide; $734.95, includes thermal and glass carafes; available at Williams-Sonoma; williams-sonoma.com
CLUTTER CUTTER If your refrigerator’s cluttered with important dates you can’t forget, shopping lists and your children’s artwork, it’s time for an upgrade. Samsung’s Family Hub 27.7 cubic feet four-door French door refrigerator makes it easy to manage your calendars, play music and peer inside your refrigerator (pretty handy when you’re grocery shopping!) all from your smartphone or the Family Hub screen; $3,509.99; available at Best Buy; bestbuy.com 62
SMART TOUCH Imbued with VoiceIQ and Delta Touch2O technology, Delta’s Trinsic Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet responds to voice-activated commands and dispenses water when the spout or handle are touched; from $481.78; available at Lowes; lowes.com
ALFRESCO AWESOME Smarten up your outdoor environs with nifty devices that enlighten the verdant surrounds.
ROUND ABOUT Touted as the first and only smart ceiling fan in the world, the Haiku fan by Big Ass Fans is Energy Star-certified, has voice control and smart thermostat integration and comes in nine decadent finishes, like cocoa bamboo; $1,369; available at Fan & Lighting World in Boynton Beach; fanandlightingworld.com
UP AND DOWN Enjoy the Great Outdoors even more with Phantom Screens’ remote-controlled, retractable screens, which provide privacy, climate and solar heat control, and keep pesky insects at bay; from $1,500; available at American Screen Solutions in Boynton Beach; americanscreensolutions.com
LIGHTBOX En plein air libations are nicer when you can see what you’re sipping. Crafted from high-density, injection-molded polyethylene, Smart and Green’s Bass cordless coffee table with Bluetooth can be programmed to rotate between 160,000 colors or hold on a single hue; from $599; available at Space Lighting + Living in Miami; spacelighting.com
LANTERN FESTIVAL Is it a light? A sculpture? The Statue TOBO, part of Stephen Burks’ whimsical, anthropomorphic lantern collection, is an illumined work of art featuring woven shades, a natural teak spacer and an LED outdoor lighting system that recharges with solar panels (included); from $1,900, eyes sold separately; available at Dedon at DCOTA in Dania Beach; dedon.de
PIT MASTER Remember how leaving a grill unattended could mean sacrificing good meat to the fire gods? Thanks to WiFIRE, the connectivity feature on Traeger’s Pro Series 780 Wi-Fi pellet grill and smoker, you can control heat levels, set timers and check your meat’s internal temp for exact doneness; $999.99; available at Home Depot; homedepot.com
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With oﬃces in NY and South Florida, Keith has burnished his two-decade career as a sought-after designer working in close concert With oﬃces in NY and South Florida, Keith has burnished his two-decade career as a sought-after designer working in close concert with architects, builders and contractors, quite often from the infancy of the project by carefully learning every personal, lifestyle and with architects, builders and contractors, quite often from the infancy of the project by carefully learning every personal, lifestyle and structural requirement of his clients’ interiors all the way to each project's timely and stunning completion. structural requirement of his clients’ interiors all the way to each project's timely and stunning completion.
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Create an At-Home Spa Getaway Rejuvenate with a relaxing spa experience in the comfort of your bathroom with tips from these specialists.
By Megan Ayscue
s the creative director of KRISTA + HOME, Krista Watterworth Alterman spent four seasons hosting HGTV’s “Save My Bath” designing almost 60 different bathrooms. She encourages her clients to think of their master bathrooms as their own personal spa and to let her design accordingly. “I love zen-like retreats for my clients to relax after a long day,” Alterman says. “As a working mom today, I know the importance of a good spa day.” In one project, Alterman used a balance of masculine and feminine elements. She used a charcoal finish on the cabinetry to contrast the porcelain oak flooring, which was carried throughout the home. To add to the sensual vibe, she included an exposed
shower with floor-to-ceiling views of the lush tropical foliage on the property. Alterman likes to incorporate natural, organic materials for her designs. While marble is her first choice, she notes there are many other stunning options. She also encourages using soothing hues, such as soft neutrals in gray or white palettes. The most important feature? Alterman says the tub should be the focal point. She likes to install stand-alone tubs that are a work of art on their own. A deep soaking tub is the perfect place to relax and unwind. For added luxury, consider installing elements like a steam shower, towel warmer, or a luxurious toilet with a heated seat and bidet.
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Keri Feeney, Angelika Stuart and Alicia Weaver of Alicia Weaver Design have also completed many spa bath renovations. They like to start with a soothing color for the walls, cabinets and trim to set the tone of the room and the overall design. They say adding a wallpaper that can withstand humidity can also create a whole other dimension to the room. The group also used natural stone and porcelain tiles on the walls and ceiling of a bathroom to achieve that luxurious spa feeling. In larger bathrooms, they mix and match patterns and different types of stone. Small details canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be missed. At a spa, there are always towels and robes at your fingertips, so Alicia Weaver Design likes to mimic this in a home spa as well.Â They replace towel bars with several robe hooks so you can hang everything within reach of your shower or bath.
What can you do to get the look? 1. KRISTA + HOME and Alicia Weaver Design agree that towels are extremely important for an at-home spa look. Alicia Weaver Design says, “Easy ways to pull the spa look and feel all together are using big, white, fluffy towels, rolled up on an open shelf for easy access.” Alterman adds, “I always tell my clients to get the fluffiest, most luxurious towels they can buy.” 2. Alicia Weaver Design notes the importance of setting the mood with music. “Spas always have the melodic tunes gently playing in the background, so we love to recreate this in our designs. We love Sonos Play:1 speakers for bathrooms.” 3. Alterman enjoys adding seating elements to her bathrooms. “If there is space, I love to install some seating or at least a little pouf or stool where my husband can sit and chat with me while I am relaxing in the tub.” 4. Both teams emphasize bathroom lighting. Alterman might lean toward a stunning chandelier or recessed lighting under the cabinetry to create a soothing atmosphere. On the other hand, Alicia Weaver Design says to make sure all lighting is on a dimmer switch for those long, hot baths at night. “We also use LED candles on timers as an accessory when styling our bathrooms,” Weaver says. “You can set them to come on every night and turn off automatically. This will create a very zen mood without even having to think about it.” 5. Alicia Weaver Design recommends several bonus items to finish a spa look, such as integrated towel warmers and selecting the right shower head, with a steam shower system being another possibility.
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n the heels of Marie Kondo’s Netflix special encouraging organization and mindfulness, minimalist ideals can be utilized throughout the home. In the kitchen, modern contemporary styles bring a clean look, opening the space while still having the ability to maintain a personal touch. In the kitchen above from Sara McCann and Jenna Conte Olin for the McCann Design Group, natural elements reference the home’s coastal environment with details like the terrazzo floor composed of a mixed variety of seashells. “The slab front cabinets are all touch-latch and painted high gloss lacquer with white slab countertops, allowing the opalescent backsplash and quartzite waterfall island to take center stage,” Conte Olin says.
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cluttering counter space. Minimalism isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about doing without, but instead only keeping what sparks joy or serves an important function. 4) Storage solutions. Along with keeping counters clear, keeping cabinets organized is also a must. Instead of a knife block, opt for a magnetic strip or wooden drawer insert. Aim for matching cookware, dishes and storage containers, especially those that nest. 5) Material muses. Not all material is conducive to a minimalist kitchen. Try wood, concrete and quartz countertops and wood or lacquer cabinetry for a cohesive and uniform appearance.
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6) Keep the color. While minimalism tends to skew toward neutrals and monochromes, a simple color palette can be just as effective.
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ELOISE KUBLI DESIGNS A FAMILYFRIENDLY INTERIOR FOR A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED WATERFRONT HOME. By Jana Soeldner Danger Photography by Matt Horton Photography
W The two-story waterfront home is located in the Las Olas Isles.
hen an interior designer accepts a commission before a home is constructed, he or she assumes the role of an artist, like beginning a painting on a brand new, never-before-used canvas. It’s the kind of challenge Eloise Kubli, owner of Collective Construction and Design in Plantation, enjoys most. When she was asked to design the interior of a two-story waterfront home that was to be built in the Las Olas Isles, she was excited about the possibilities. “I was able to work with both the architect and the builder to design the home from the ground up,” she says. “It’s my favorite kind of project.” The 8,000-square-foot structure by builder Danny Minkin and architect Randall Stofft has five bedrooms and seven baths. The owners—a professional couple with two teenage boys still at home, a daughter recently off to college and two dogs—wanted a home that was comfortable yet stylish, good for easy entertaining and of course, pet-friendly. Kubli chose a color palette of whites, grays and ivories mixed with bronzes, antique golds and satin nickel metallics. Flooring in most of the main living areas is a durable porcelain tile that perfectly mimics wood.
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T H E FOYER A 22-foot ceiling and an elegant staircase create instant visual drama in the foyer. Instead of the faux wood porcelain tile in other rooms, flooring is custom, laser-cut Calcutta marble with stainless steel insets. “I wanted to define the large space and create a sense of arrival,” Kubli says. Beveled mirrors framed in white molding cover one wall and reflect the staircase, which has dark walnut steps, risers painted a sharply contrasting white and a wrought iron railing. A collection of crystal bubbles framed in silver leaf forms the large chandelier. T H E LI V ING ROOM The entry to a transitional space leading from the foyer to the living room is bordered in walnut, and walls are clad with marble illuminated from the floor. In the living room, maple beams with a dark finish add visual interest to the ceiling. Gray silk side panels frame floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and above them, a gray, linen-wrapped cornice hides motorized shades. A two-sided linear gas fireplace that opens to both the living room and club room has a gray-veined quartzite surround. Venetian plaster adds texture to the wall above, and suspended from the ceiling is a large chandelier with elongated crystals and a washed gold frame. On the floor, a wool rug in tones of blue, gray and white adds softness and texture. A sofa and loveseat upholstered in iridescent gray cotton have maple legs with a charcoal finish. Gray Ultrasuede covers two swivel chairs; between them is a circular metal drink table with an anthracite finish. The rectangular cocktail table has a blackened steel base, and the driftwood-finished oak top looks as if it’s floating. Side tables have complementary oak tops and steel bases. DI NI NG ROOM In the dining room, a recessed wall holds a dozen small paintings from the owners’ personal collection. LEDs illuminate them from above, while beneath them is a maple buffet detailed with bronze corners and pulls. Stationary gray silk side panels with European pleats frame the window, and woven gray sheers between them filter sunlight. Two angular bronze bases support the dining table’s distressed oak top.
Chairs have maple frames with a highgloss, lacquered finish and bronze striated detailing. Buttonless biscuit tufting on the backs of the chairs adds interest to dove gray upholstery, and a stunning, oval-shaped chandelier with a bronzeand-gold frame and antiqued mirrored panels casts a romantic glow.
(above) Laser-cut marble flooring with stainless steel insets and an elegant staircase lend instant drama to the foyer.
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The kitchen’s mapleframed stools feature buttonless biscuit tufting.
T H E KI TCHEN A white lacquer wet bar between the kitchen and dining room has a dark Caesarstone top with a one-sided waterfall edge. Floating shelves offer display space. In the kitchen work area, simple white Shaker-style cabinetry creates a clean, fresh look. On a focal wall, a U-shaped, gray maple surround frames the range and upper cabinets, while mirror bands the bottom of the white hood. On one side of the surround is the freezer; on the other is the refrigerator. Both are clad with white panels that match the cabinets. A textured white marble-and-glass backsplash is eye-catching. Countertops are dark Caesarstone. “I needed something to contrast with the white cabinetry and the floor,” Kubli says. The large island has a gray maple base. The double-waterfall-edged dark Caesarstone top
matches the perimeter counters and the wet bar, and maple-framed stools have dove-gray upholstery with the same buttonless biscuit tufting and bronze detailing as the dining room chairs. Illuminating the island are three handblown Murano glass pendants suspended above. The breakfast table features a distressed oak top with a charcoal finish and an open center seam. Chairs have open backs with frames covered in gray vinyl. A wrought-iron-and-channel-glass chandelier hangs above. The gray maple base of a wine storage cabinet matches the island. Above it, floating shelves suspended from the wall are illumined with recessed LEDs. The entrance to a transition space between the kitchen and living room mimics the one in the foyer: The entrance is framed in walnut, and walls lit from the floor are clad in marble.
Simple white Shaker-style cabinetry creates a clean, fresh look.
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The club room features a linear fireplace that is framed in a dark volcanic stone.
FA M I LY ROOM Wood ceiling beams in the family room create a sense of continuity with the living room. An ice blue wool rug adds color and texture to the floor, and a cornice covered in casual striped linen hides motorized shades. Dark navy chenille with silvery accents covers a comfortable sofa and love seat, and antique brass ferrules protect the charcoal wood legs from wear. Two chairs upholstered in fog-gray linen swivel so a user can face the room or turn to enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Completing the seating group is a gray velvet bench with brass stiletto legs. A two-tiered coffee table has a metal frame and a distressed, charcoal-toned wood top, while a drink table between the swivel chairs has slender, tapered metal legs that support a marble top holding a concrete lamp with a white drum shade.
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T H E CLU B ROOM The sophisticated club room offers yet another place to relax or gather with friends. To create a cozy feel, walls are painted a darker gray than other parts of the house, and instead of faux wood porcelain tile, the floor is covered with soft, gray-and-white patterned, wall-towall carpet. A large, steel-blue sectional faces this side of the linear fireplace that is framed in dark, dramatic basalt honed volcanic stone slabs. Directly in front of the fireplace, a bench upholstered in gray leather and topped with a black velvet bolster offers a perfect spot for a closeup view of the flames. Cocktail and end tables have steel bases and oak tops with wire brush texturing. A lamp on the end table has an open, carved wood base finished in antique gold; at the other end of the room, a tilted floor lamp is likely to catch sec-
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A beaded crystal chandelier is a focal point in the master bedroom.
ond looks. Gold latticework accents the dark wood backs of two half-round side chairs, while between them, an asymmetrical bronze table adds an edgy feel. M U D ROOM AND CABA N A B AT H For a family with three kids and two dogs, a mudroom is a practical addition. White cabinetry and a bench topped with a contrasting dark cushion offer storage, and hooks provide a place to hang bags and hats. Friends and family members coming in from the pool or boat can change in the cabana bath, which has walls covered in gleaming LusterStone and a mirror framed with burnished silver leaf. The white quartz vanity top holds a sink made from natural stone; a wall-mounted faucet adds another sophisticated touch. THE LOFT A loft at the top of the staircase has a balcony overlooking the Intracoastal. Cork wallpaper is painted deep blue with underlying silver accents. On the floor, a wool rug in shades of gray, white and blue is a perfect complement. Curved crystal spikes outline the wrought iron perimeter of a dramatic, drumshaped chandelier. The front panels of a maple console table are made from crushed eggshells lacquered to a hard finish, and blue and white pillows brighten the gray Ultrasuede sectional. A maple cocktail table offers a place to set drinks or snacks, while an accent table is topped with petrified wood.
M AST E R S U I T E An elegant, beaded crystal chandelier hangs from a white tray ceiling in the master bedroom. Blackout fabric lines dark gray draperies framing windows that overlook the pool. The rug is soft gray, white and yellow. The bed, nightstands, side chairs and ottoman were among the furnishings the owners brought from their former home. Kubli dressed the bed, however, with embroidered fabric and a gray, white and yellow coverlet that complements the rug. Pearl LusterStone covers the walls of the master bath, which has a deep soaking tub and gray lacquer cabinets crowned with white marble. A delicate, skirted white vanity chair offers a place to do makeup, and a mosaic adds visual interest in the frameless shower. OU T D OORS On the covered patio, white vinyl sling chairs with gray aluminum frames surround a glass-topped table large enough for alfresco dinner parties. A second seating area features four chairs upholstered in white Sunbrella and a cocktail table topped with white glass. Twin fans hang from a ceiling covered in dark cypress. The newly built house is now homeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a peaceful retreat for family, durable enough to stand up to teenagers and pets, and an ideal place to entertain friends.
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JEANNEMARIE CONLEY Boston, MA Jeannemarie Conley is one of the foremost real estate brokers in Boston and beyond. Conley’s astute business style, savvy financial expertise and CPA background led her to being selected as the first agent for the Compass Boston office in 2015. “The real thrill of achieving a record sale comes not in setting it, but in breaking it,” she says. Conley holds herself to a strict code of ethics and her modus operandi includes complete confidentiality with all of her clients.
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KONCERTED Chelsea, MA • Stamford, CT Boca Raton, FL Koncerted has positioned itself as an award-winning, top tier technology integration firm with offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. Specializing in home theaters, whole-property audio/video, wifi networking, camera surveillance, lighting control and shade automation, their team works tirelessly to create harmony through technology. They design each system with a product-agnostic approach. Each project begins by understanding the client’s wants, needs and routines to develop robust audio/video systems that integrate seamlessly into their everyday lives. The system fits the client, not the other way around. Their business model focuses heavily on the customer’s experience. They listen. They predict. They react. With around the clock remote monitoring, support and post-installation training, every aspect of their company is purposefully designed with the client’s best interest in mind. Koncerted has cultivated partnerships with highend architects, builders and interior designers to collaborate by blending technology with design. Their team supports all partners with product literature, tech-based continuing education courses and low voltage plan markups. 561.288.0025 | firstname.lastname@example.org koncerted.com
THE LAGASSÉ GROUP Boston, MA & Hopkinton, MA The Lagassé Group is team of builders who possess the passion for quality and the desire to provide an unparalleled level of service to homeowners. By focusing on planning and communication, they are able to build truly exceptional homes while adhering to aggressive schedules. Founded less than 10 years ago, The Lagassé Group has quickly risen to be one of the premier builders in New England due to effective communication with project teams and homeowners and unmatched attention to detail throughout a project. Since meticulous pre-planning and coordination are critical between the design team and contractor, they utilize three-dimensional building programs to create each of their projects virtually. This allows them to clearly identify potential conflicts, missing elements and constructability issues prior to the project start, saving both time and money. They are driven in their pursuit of excellence, and they seek to form a long-lasting relationship with each of their clients. As a part of this long-lasting relationship, they provide a number of Client Care services that allow them to keep each home looking and functioning the same as when it was just completed. With an entire team dedicated to home care and maintenance, they stand behind what they build. Kevin Lagassé: email@example.com Nancy Lagassé: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com • 508.686.5040 WESTON MODERN – Weston, MA Architect: Stern McCafferty • Designer: Martell-Donagher, LLC Photographer: Chuck Choi (credits above)
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NICOLE HOGARTY DESIGNS Boston, MA Nicole Hogarty Designs opened in 2002 and she quickly established herself to be a major player in luxury living spaces, renovations on existing homes and the interior design of new construction. Nicole is an advocate for the homeowner while collaborating with contractors and the respective artisans working on the home. She believes that she has to strike a unique balance with her clients, as she tries to inspire with every project. Each client is different, so it’s important to focus on style over trends while balancing beauty with function. Nicole approaches all of her projects with supreme attention to detail and with the belief that luxury need not be pretentious. In explaining her perspective on design, Nicole says, “The balance between beauty and function is the foundation of all my designs. All projects offer different challenges and varied aesthetics, but, in order for a design to be considered successful, that balance must be achieved.” Nicole and her team at NHD hope that their extensive knowledge and their passion about design will allow the client to enjoy the entire process. Although she is based in the New England market, she is currently working throughout the United States. 617.849.8551 | firstname.lastname@example.org | nicolehogarty.com
DAN GORDON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Wellesley, MA & Edgartown, MA Established in 1996, Dan Gordon Landscape Architects is an award-winning landscape architecture firm known for beautifully designed outdoor spaces that humanize and inspire. The last two decades have seen them create numerous award-winning landscapes, with their detail-rich design-work honored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. The firm has developed a reputation for excellence, partnering with the highest caliber of architects and builders to serve their discerning clients. Clients deserve a custom design that is harmonious with their lifestyle and the architecture of their home. DGLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work reveals the opportunities and value of each property by drawing from classic solutions, which work comfortably in both traditional and contemporary designs. Relying on both instinct and an inherent sense of artistry, the firm has distinguished themselves by creating unique, custom designs that fully explore the potential of each site. DGLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention to detail and incorporation of traditional materials fosters the creation of timeless landscapes, ensuring that their clients enjoy newly formed landscapes for many years to come. 781.237.5751 | email@example.com | dangordon.com
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An Opustone dark stone façade gives the home a modern and elegant aesthetic.
MERGING MODERN ARCHITECTURE WITH ORGANIC MATERIALS, THIS RESIDENCE’S CONTEMPORARY DESIGN BRINGS NATURE’S COLOR PALETTE INTO THE HOME WHILE SHOWCASING ITS WATERFRONT SETTING. By Christie Galeano-DeMott
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uilding and development run in Sarah Zohar’s blood. She opened her shop, Sarah Z Designs, after her move from New York to Florida 12 years ago, but she’s been around the design business all her life. Her dad is a building and development veteran, as are her brother and husband of 23 years. Zohar’s passion for design and unique vision has made her a goto for luxury designer residences throughout South Florida and abroad. She embarked on the project in Hallandale after a mutual friend introduced her to the couple who purchased the home. As their primary residence, the family of four wanted to create a space for the kids and adults to enjoy together. Working with Stephen H. Brandt & Associates and R3 Construction, the
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redesign and remodel took about two years. As part of the project, Zohar was entrusted to work with some of the client’s furniture, and she weaved those pieces in effortlessly while elevating the home’s design. The 4,300-square-foot waterfront home with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, gym, home office, game room, theater room and music room features an open concept main living space floor plan and soaring windows that overlook the pool, patio and water. Inspired by the outdoors, Zohar brought in nature’s palette inside with pops of blues and greens alongside organic materials. FOY E R
A custom walnut wood front door opens into the cozy foyer that leads to the home’s expansive great room. The gray concrete porcelain floors create a balance with the home’s wall color: white with a slight hint of gray. A brass geometric chandelier adds light to the foyer along with the Visual Comfort black and antique brass wall sconces. KI TC H E N
This spacious kitchen is every home chef’s dream. Radiant natural light beams in from the windows overlooking the back and side yards. Counter space is not lacking here. Thanks to its size, the room boasts not one, but two islands. One island hosts the Wolf gas range while the other features an extended sitting area with a black Cosentino countertop and caramel leather swivel stools with chrome bases. The Italian wood veneer bases accent the islands’ white quartz countertops, which match the rest of the kitchen countertops. The same white quartz was also used for the backsplash that blends nicely with the white high gloss Italian cabinets that house the Sub-Zero appliances and the 100-bottle wine fridge. LI VI NG ROOM
The centerpiece of this room is the stunning decorative wall that is the backdrop for the TV and fireplace. White marble panels run alongside
the rough slate stone center panel. The TV floats over the driftwood shelf that sits above the iridescent fire. A Nuevo Living glass coffee table with its architectural metal base sits on top of the client’s multi-blue hued area rug. The MODLOFT chairs, in navy and a similar caramel leather as the kitchen stools, add a pop of color to the rest of the sitting area that is finished off with a MODLOFT sectional sofa in a sustainable neutral linen weave. CA B A N A B AT H
In a space that leads to the outdoor patio and pool, Zohar wanted to give
A brass geometric chandelier adds light to the foyer along with the Visual Comfort black and antique brass wall sconces.
this room an organic feel with the wood-like Stonica porcelain continuous wall and gray pebble inlays in the shower. GAME ROOM
Adjacent to the home’s foyer and dining room sits the billiards room. It’s a space designed not just for the kids to enjoy but a place for the entire family to entertain and have fun. The dazzling Elitis bamboo wallpaper pulls the home’s blue color palette into the space. DI NI N G ROOM
With an open concept home, Zohar likes to accentuate each space with a unique ceiling design. Here, the ceiling’s 20-foot height
enabled her to create a modern design that is complemented with a Restoration Hardware chandelier. The sculptural piece’s brass spheres float over the client’s Artefacto driftwood table while mirroring the sculptural brass sconces that flank the Steinway & Sons baby grand. M OV I E T H E AT E R
The family enjoys watching movies and games together, so a theater room was necessary. The blue color palette is prevalent in this room with the seven blue leather reclining chairs, carpet and acoustic tiles on the back wall.
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A graffiti landscape accents the rugged brick wallpaper.
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The blue marble countertop from the theater room’s bar is also found in this bathroom, and the wall’s black marble slabs further accent it along with the illuminating Arteriors light fixtures. G U EST BEDROOM
The flooring transitions into wood in all the bedrooms, adding a warmness to each room. This guest bedroom has a minimalistic feel to it with its MODLOFT bed with black leather frame and headboard and a silver Lumens fan. The nightstands are the client’s original pieces. Blue decorative throw pillows add a pop of color to the space. S ON’S BED & BATH
The son’s room boasts a rugged brick wallpapered wall that is decorated with a
graffiti landscape. The triptych piece was custom made using an image the son chose. The blue fabric MODLOFT bed is flanked by two mid-century modern nightstands. Masculine textures continue into the bathroom with an Extreme Surfaces wood-like tile throughout and blue and gray mosaic tile inlays in the shower. DAU G H T E R’ S B E D & B AT H
The daughter’s room has a modern feminine feel with a white brick wall, gray linen fabric bed from MODLOFT and white lacquer nightstand. The bamboo desk with chrome legs and white leather chair are the client’s original pieces. The white minimalistic décor continues into the ensuite bathroom with white lacquered cabinets, white quartz countertop and backsplash, a Lumens chrome light
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(right) The master bedroom is inspired by its water views.
fixture and Bath Trends vessel sink. A vanity nook was carved out for her with a comfortable upholstered linen stool accessorized with nailheads. GYM
Mainly created for the parents, this home gym features a Peloton bike, treadmill and set of free weights. To add serenity, a water-inspired art piece pulls in greens and blues from the outdoors. MAST ER SU ITE
Inspired by the roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water views, Zohar brought blue hues into this room in several remarkable ways. The gorgeous Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallpaper draws the eye into the space, but what sits behind it is an unrivaled feature. A concealed door cut into the wall leads into a hidden walk-in closet, one of two closets in the bedroom. A Havertys light gray linen bed with its decorative blue throw pillows and a grey velvet bench with an acrylic base sit on top of the clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue and
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The outdoor lounge area features honey natural wood flooring.
Concrete countertops and custom cabinets complete the bathroom’s elegant neutral design.
gray area rug. The client’s gray wood, glass and chrome nightstands with glass cylinder lamps rest on either side. In the master bath, a Kardiel freestanding modern tub sits by the window as the Opustone Opal White stone floor merges into the room’s walls. A glass wall encloses the shower that features a shimmering pearlized black glass mosaic from Extreme Surfaces and a mini mosaic Opustone floor. OU T D OOR P OOL D E CK & PAT I O
An outdoor kitchen, dining area and lounge, complete with a fire pit, overlook the pool and calming water. Similar to the front of the home, the outdoor columns are wrapped in Opustone. By extending a similar grey flooring into the back patio, Zohar created a continuous living area for the home that doesn’t end at the interior windows, but brings the indoors out to the patio and beyond.
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SUSAN LACHANCE TAKES AN INTERIOR FROM DRAB TO DRAMATIC. By Jana Soeldner Danger Photography by Brantley Photography
W A linear fireplace framed in marble is the centerpiece of the great room.
hen interior designer Susan Lachance received a commission to remodel a home in the St. Andrews Country Club neighborhood in Boca Raton, the goal was to transform the tired, dated dĂŠcor into a bright, welcoming, modern look. The client, a single empty-nester, also wanted the design to incorporate timeless, lasting elements. The redesign of the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home with approximately 4,400 square feet of living space began with gutting most of the interior. Walls were removed, and the dated, vaulted ceilings were dropped for a modern feel. Flooring in the main living areas and master bedroom is creamy porcelain tile in a satin finish, providing a warm, neutral backdrop for furnishings. A fresh, neutral color palette with aqua, orange, fuchsia and yellow to brighten the living spaces. Large-scale artwork throughout the home create stunning visual focal points, while a mix of metals used in light fixtures, furnishings and accessories add another layer of color.
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E AR LY BEG INNING S Lachance began her career working with her father, a builder, and had planned to become an architect. When she was offered a job with a major design firm in Miami, however, she took it and never looked back. Later, she opened her design firm in Boca Raton and continues to love her work. “I like being able to be artistic,” she says. “I love using my talent to make other people happy.” A DRAMATIC ENTRY Dramatic, 10-foot double entry doors with stepped glass panes framed in walnut lead into the spacious foyer. Suspended from the ceiling are three Sputnik-style metal chandeliers—one gold, one black and one nickel—creating immediate visual interest. “Instead of a single fixture, I wanted to have three in different finishes at different heights to fill the space,” Lachance says. Two pedestals, one oil-rubbed bronze and the other black, support a marbletopped console table holding gold candlesticks and a globe-shaped metal sculpture that complements the chandeliers. A large, vibrantly colored painting invites conversation; and is one of several that Lachance procured for the home. T H E DI NING ROOM A short hallway leads to the dining room, where a stunning, floor-to-ceiling millwork constructed from rosewood, coupled with bronze and clear mirrors, gives a startling illusion of 3D diamonds. “It’s a transition between the front door and the great room, so it needed to be outstanding,” Lachance says. Mirrors open the space visually and reflect colors and objects in the room, while the wood adds warmth. The designer chose a graceful horizontal chandelier with bronze-colored glass globes because it doesn’t compete with the feature wall behind it. Beneath the chandelier is an oval-shaped walnut dining table that easily seats eight. Backs and seats of the matching walnut-framed chairs are upholstered in taupe velvet. On the opposite wall hangs a large, brightly colored abstract painting, which Lachance had created by Juan Carlos Collada to depict an interpretive version of a Manhattan skyline, the owner’s former
home. “It’s to remind her of Manhattan without the dreariness,” Lachance says. Beneath the painting, a walnut bench with a stainless accent ribbon is topped with a white leather cushion. A pedestal beside the bench holds a whimsical bust finished with blue automotive paint. T H E G RE AT ROOM Beyond the dining room is the great room, where sheer panels frame floor-toceiling windows that bring the outdoors in. Remote-controlled solar panels provide privacy and UV protection when they are desired. The centerpiece of the space is a sleek, linear electric fireplace framed
A feature wall made from rosewood coupled with bronze and clear mirrors creates a 3D illusion.
by a marble hearth, mantle and side panels. Medium-toned oak pilasters on both sides add architectural interest. The wall between them is clad from the fireplace mantle to the ceiling with polished slabs of taupe porcelain. When flickering flames in the fireplace aren’t enough to watch, there’s a large TV screen above. Facing the fireplace is a low-backed, Ushaped sectional upholstered in taupe velvet. “She wanted something really cozy,” Lachance says. A European-style swivel side chair has a high-gloss wood base and beige leather upholstery. “It’s very rich looking,” Lachance says. A cutout base adds aesthetic to a small table beside the chair, perfect for placing a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Beneath the seating group,
a taupe area rug defines the space and adds texture. On the opposite side of the room, a bar topped with marble that matches the fireplace surround provides a gathering place for friends and visiting family. The oak sides of the base match the fireplace pilasters, while the softly illuminated center is made of light-colored walnut. Swiveling stools have clean, contemporary stainless frames; seats and backs are upholstered in bone-white leather. A walnut table with a leather inset that matches the bar stools serves as a place for casual dining or a game of cards. Low-backed swivel chairs have stainless steel frames and tan leather seats and backs.
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T H E KI TCHEN In the kitchen, large-scale stainless hardware adds interest to simple white cabinetry, and a dramatic mosaic glass tile backsplash in earth tones creates a visual focal point. Above the stove is a clean-lined stainless hood; countertops are Caesarstone. “All the countertops we do now are a form of quartz, because of durability and maintenance,” Lachance says. A couple of steps across from the white perimeter cabinetry is a walnut island. It holds a prep sink with a graceful, U-shaped polished chrome faucet, as well as additional counter space, creating an efficient work area. A whimsically glamorous painting is meant to conjure thoughts of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” On the other side of the kitchen is a peninsula breakfast bar with a walnut base, Caesarstone top and a sink with a faucet that matches the one on the prep sink. Stools with simple
stainless frames and bone leather upholstery complement the bar stools in the great room. Three pendant lights with white, egg-shaped glass globes are suspended from stainless cables, and the breakfast bar’s support wall holds a small TV screen. T H E M E D I A ROOM Dark, slate blue walls create the feeling of a hideaway in the media room, which also serves as a family room. “It’s not just for watching movies; it’s for everything,” Lachance says. Nonetheless, a sectional is comprised of motorized reclining theater seats upholstered in taupe leather. Above the sectional is an eyecatching painting of a swimmer. A dramatic cocktail table features a cracked glass top supported by wide, polished, curved stainless pillars; beige carpeting adds softness and texture.
The peninsula breakfast bar is topped with Caesarstone countertops.
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The completely redone master bath emulates the look of a luxury spa.
The master bedroom is decorated in shades of ice blue, white and silver.
T H E M AST E R S U I T E The master bedroom combines elegance with comfort. Lachance added visual interest to the wide ceiling by creating architectural tiers. Floor-to-ceiling window treatments are sheers paired with blackout shades hidden in cornices. An ice blue, wool shag area rug offers softness for bare feet. Custom-screened, textured wallpaper in tones of soft silver and white is a focal point behind the bed. The headboard and frame are a single piece, upholstered in off-white fabric. Ice blue satin and velvet pillows and a foot warmer dress the bed, while nightstands finished in bone lacquer hold crystal and chrome lamps crowned with white linen shades. Across from the bed is a white lacquer console table with a TV screen above it. Near the window is a gold-framed accent chair upholstered in pale gray chenille with a matching oval ottoman. The master bath has the look and feel of a luxury spa with white and gray slabs of Calacatta porcelain that cover the walls and feature Calacatta marble countertops. Polished nickel hardware accents white lacquer vanities. Behind them are mirrors with lighted frames, and a polished nickel and crystal chandelier with white linen shades hangs from the ceiling. An oval, free-standing tub invites relaxing soaks, and a frameless glass shower with a linear drain adds a glamorous touch.
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Strips of green artificial turf and fuchsia dining chair cushions add color to the patio.
Tones of gray create a soothing yet stylish ambiance in the guest room.
THE G U E ST ROOM Gray walls, gray and beige carpeting and sheer draperies with a 30-inch gray hem create a soothing yet stylish feel in the guest bedroom. The bed frame and nightstands are washed gray oak; bone-colored linen shades crown glass bedside lamps. At the foot of the bed is a washed oak bench; its ensuite bath is done in complementary tones of gray. THE PAT I O Inlaid strips of green artificial turf separate and add color to the large patio covered in white porcelain tile. Fuchsia chairs flanking a dining table provide another bright pop. A seating area furnished with a washed gray, synthetic wicker sofa, glass-topped coffee table and chairs topped with white Sunbrella cushions and colorful accent pillows create the feel of an outdoor living room. A gray and white woven rug completes the look. What was once a dreary, dated décor has become a modern design with timeless elements that will last for many years to come. “I gave her a brand new house,” Lachance says. “She’s very proud of it.”
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HW INTERIORS’ LISA HYNES AND HEATHER WEISZ TURN AN EMPTY TRACT IN WELLINGTON’S IDYLLIC EQUESTRIAN COUNTRY INTO A LAKESIDE UTOPIA FOR A YOUNG COUPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN. By Kerry Shorr | Photography by Jessica Glynn Photography
few months after HW Interiors’ owners and principles Lisa Hynes and Heather Weisz finished transforming their client’s Palm Beach Polo and Country Club home, they received some surprising news. “Someone literally rang their [client’s] doorbell and offered them a significant amount over what they had paid and renovated,” Hynes recalls. “So they sold it, fully
furnished and toothbrush-ready, took the profit and bought a half-acre of land they wanted to build on, and that’s the house in the Cypress Island community we’re talking about now.” Before embarking on the remodel, Hynes and Weisz, who hail from Connecticut and New York, respectively, had already established a social connection with their clients, Jen and Kevin Johnson, a couple
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with four children between the ages of 5 and 17. “We ran in the same circles, our kids took dance classes together, so they knew what we did,” Hynes says. The six-month enhancement required myriad updates, including tearing down walls, modifying flooring and tossing out heavy wood fini\shes, an activity Weisz has dubbed “deTuscanizing.” Similar to Frankenstein’s molecular reawakening, a necessary injection of pared-down elegance gave each space a new lease on life. The Johnsons weren’t the only ones impressed with the sublime redesign. Once the subsequent owners had moved in, they commissioned the duo to realize a meditation room and complete a few additional projects upstairs. When it came time to discuss room schematics and mood boards for the new build on Cypress Island—a project that lasted nearly two years—they presented Jen with past works of their own and others to gauge the style and colors that tugged at her heartstrings. “At that point,” Hynes says, “she can say, ‘I’m not feeling this or I love it, just go run with it.’” She continues, “The reason we feel her projects come out so amazing is [because] she really has faith in us and trusts that what comes from Heather’s brain is going to be beautiful.” A full-time, stay-at-home mother, Jen warmed up to the idea of working in some of the same functionality and transitional style that had echoed through the couple’s former residence in Maidstone, but she had one caveat: with four growing children, the rooms needed to be kid-friendly. After they received the green light
to proceed, the design duo collaborated with the architect from Yellowfin Builders, a West Palm Beach-based firm specializing in custom equestrian homes, to bring the couple’s lakeside fantasy to life. The gently winding floor plan Weisz conceived takes full advantage of the lush, waterfront landscape and showcases a successive series of open and airy
(above) A rare Turkish rug cushions a vintage acrylic cocktail table.
spaces that make enticing gathering spots for the family and their guests. In the formal living room across from the foyer, Weisz mixed one-of-a-kind accouterments, such as a rare Turkish rug and a pair of vintage, reclaimed wood-carved doors mounted on acrylic that serve as cocktail tables, with more contemporary selections, like the Greco sofas in graphite from the Roberta Schilling Collection.
Equine photographs, shot in black and white by Holly Roesch, hang above in tribute to Wellington’s iconic horse culture while low-profile pieces, such as a tufted ottoman in pseudo-suede fabric, offer clean site lines of the wet edge swimming pool outside. At night, concrete fire bowls light up so “when you walk in through the front door and see the fire and pool, it’s very cool,” Hynes says.
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Adjacent to the front door, a formal dining room stands ready for a bacchanal feast with a custom, black-stained, ash wood table that seats 12. Fibrous linen window treatments, embroidered in warm tones of taupe, brown and gray, display dark, oil-rubbed hardware and acrylic finials that reference the crystal in the wall sconces and Currey & Co. wrought-iron chandelier. Across the way, a wine room primped with a feature wall fashioned from custom-colored woods from the Jaime Beckwith Collection houses the couple’s favorite vintages. Sleek bayou acacia wood floors procured locally from a supplier in Wellington etch a path to the family room, a seismic space with a 35-foot footprint. “Since the outdoors are so lovely and they [clients] like to entertain and have tons of kids over swimming all the time, Heather had the idea to have two sectionals mirroring each other,” says Hynes, “so one kind of
looks outside at the beautiful landscaping, and the other faces the television.” Under Weisz’s gimlet watch, the ceiling beams were given gravitas and stained three times, flecked with gray and white paint and smoked out with a brush until they achieved the level of warmth she wanted. Two separate sets of oversized glass sliders blend the indoors with the outside, when opened, and lead to the pool area and an outdoor living space with a fireplace, televisions, seating, and an island kitchen. Staying in step with Jen’s vision for a bright, light-drenched kitchen that locks in plenty of functionality, Hynes and Weisz selected a color palette that wove in pops of navy in timeless shades. On the backsplash, 3D, geometric tiles bring a touch of edginess and complement the custom, Shaker-style cabinetry. Kid-friendly counter chairs with easy-to-wipe-clean leather hunker beneath one of two sapienstone island countertops.
The family room features a pair of mirroring sectionals.
ONE KIND OF LOOKS OUTSIDE AT THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING, AND THE OTHER FACES THE TELEVISION.” - Lisa Hynes
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The master bedroom on the first floor is decorated in netural gray grasscloth.
To add an extra layer of convenience when the couple entertains or hosts out-of-towners, the space is endowed with a built-in breakfast bar complete with a panel-ready, under-counter ice machine, a second dishwasher and refrigerated drawers that store cold drinks and snacks. In the first-floor master bedroom, they created a luxurious, resort-inspired retreat where the Johnsons could escape to slumber and disconnect. Walls are covered in neutral gray grasscloth while pops of white in the linen drapes and the side chairs at the foot of the Bernhardt canopy bed pull the eye around the room and heavenward toward the intricate coffered ceiling. Hanging pendants free up space on the nightstands and switches located by the bed easily turn overhead lights on and off. Past the sliding glass doors lays another one of the home’s highlights. “Walk along the cast stone pavers floating in beautiful green Zoysia grass, and you’ll land straight into the Jacuzzi,” Weisz says. “My idea was the kids are upstairs playing, and mom and dad could sit in the Jacuzzi with a glass of Champagne and enjoy that view.” Past Jen’s makeup station, an extra spacious walk-in closet, and a small breakfast nook fitted with a small fridge and hanging shelves, a short hallway leads to the Carrara and Stratuario marble-imbued master bath. The sink, designed by Hynes and Weisz, is wrapped in a stainless steel veneer and fitted with acrylic handles, flab front drawers and a marble waterfall countertop edge. Three
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Lisa Hynes and Heather Weisz launched HW Interiors in 2015 and, together, have produced some of South Florida’s most divine residences. Here, the dynamic duo dishes on design tips, industry trends and finding an interior designer you’ll love.
Their design style: Our aesthetic is clean, mixed with touches of modern and ethnic influences. We love a soothing, neutral palette to build off of. Making the design process more rewarding: Trust your designer. The clients who trust us and give us the freedom to be creative will get the best out of us, every single time. Favorite current trend: Mixed metals, like matte brass hardware with stainless fixtures. There are no longer any rules about everything being matchy-matchy. Worth the splurge: There’s nothing like custom window treatments to finish a home and make living spaces feel finished. Choosing an interior designer: There is so much information out there. Instagram has made it so easy to see a designer’s complete portfolio; reach out to someone who really speaks to you. What inspires them: We might see a light fixture or a fabric that we love, which will inspire an entire room. Inspiration is everywhere. Simple ways to “wow up” a room: Layer high-quality, upholstered pieces with custom pillows and accessories like “jewelry,” and add pops of color with fresh flowers.
WE DEFINITELY WANTED EVERYTHING TO BE MORE PLAYFUL AND WHIMSICAL HERE.” -Heather Weisz
different tiles form the back feature wall and a small-format mosaic adds texture to the wet floor in the shower. Toto smart toilets and rain and waterfall showerheads lend to the sumptuously well-appointed scene. On the second floor, where the children’s rooms are located, sits a large openconcept room at the top of the stairs. Conceived with the kids and overnight visitors in mind, the sunlight-dappled space harbors a sideboard with a table and chairs where anyone can work, paint or play cards. On the other, a comfy sitting area awaits with a linen and walnut wood sofa, a teak QS Le Main chair and a flatscreen television perfect for a movie or game night. “We definitely wanted everything to be more playful and whimsical here,” Heather says, deftly summing up the HW Interiors way.
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THE REAL ESTATE ROUND-UP A MONTHLY FOCUS ON BROWARD COUNTY’S REAL ESTATE
We asked these MASTER BROKERS... What is your “2020 Vision” for South Florida real estate? Richard Masterson, Jr
Lucille B. Gioia
- ONE | SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
- NATIONWIDE REALTY INTERNATIONAL, LLC I think we will continue see a strong market into 2020. The economy is very strong, unemployment rates are at historic lows, mortgage rates are crazy low (rates were 18% in 1982 when we purchased our first house in Boca Raton). A buyer’s purchasing power is a lot stronger in the 3% range, so prices will stay strong. We are even seeing our cash buyers consider financing and going for the higher priced homes. This combined with international buyers and a heavy influx from high tax states like NY, NJ and CA will perpetuate a strong housing market in South Florida where everyone loves to live, work and play.
I believe the real estate market in 2020 will remain steady. The mortgage interest rates are still low and with unemployment at record lows we will have a comfortable level of qualified buyers in the marketplace. There were fewer transactions in 2019 than in 2018, but property values edged higher by about 5%. I think the luxury market will see an increase in activity as people keep relocating to the area and buyers from the northeast part of the country will be investing their bonuses in South Florida.
Gary Lanham - COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE My vision for Fort Lauderdale real estate is that of a revered domestic brand being reborn on a global stage. The David Beckham MLS stadium deal will bring private jets into the nearby executive airport, underscoring our international allure. In practical terms, nearby neighborhoods will enjoy growing interest and property values, while budding athletes will train in youth soccer programs as the team cultivates talent. Like basketball in other cities, soccer will give Fort Lauderdale the global pitch for future success.
Ree Cole - ENGEL & VOELKERS Whenever there is an election year the housing market is usually identified as a key political action trigger. I believe the focus on affordable housing will be eminent, and we may see additional tax break incentives, although the majority of luxury homes in Southeast Florida will continue to increase in value and price.
- COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE With interest rates currently at historic lows, I see the South Florida market remaining healthy, with buyers continuing to flee from high tax states, continued job growth and of course our amazing weather and lifestyle.
Deborah Bacarella - RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS My 2020 vision for real estate has rose colored glasses. In spite of politics and trade war concerns, South Florida will continue to be a dominant market for real estate buyers. Inventory may be tight in certain price ranges but there is still room for all who want to call Florida home!
Tim Singer - COLDWELL BANKER GLOBAL LUXURY The market will continue to teeter between a buyers’ market and a sellers’ market. Buyers will find excellent location opportunities and the sellers will enjoy strong returns on homes that have been maintained and updated. Completion of the new Las Olas Greenway as well as the construction and opening of many new dining, lodging and entertainment venues around South Florida will continue to attract sophisticated buyers from all over.
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FORT LAUDERDALE 15th Street Fisheries & Dockside Cafe 1900 SE 15th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.763.2777 15StreetFisheries.com $$ L D H 15th Street Fisheries is a sea lover’s paradise located right on the Intracoastal.
5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill 1111 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood 954.874.4474 margaritavilleholly woodbeachresort.com $$ L D H This rustic indooroutdoor dockside bar located on the Intracoastal serves bar bites, drinks and live entertainment with breathtaking sunsets as an added bonus.
American Social 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.764.7005 AmericanSocialBar.com $$ Br L D H American Social specializes in craft beers and All-American cuisine.
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas
4215 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.561.7300 AngeloeliaPizza.com $$ L D H D’Angelo’s has a menu featuring tapas, smaller portions of familiar Italian favorites and cheese plates.
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Atlas Cocktai Lounge 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.5100 conradfort lauderdale.com $$ D H With a globally-inspired menu, Atlas Cocktail Lounge offers lite bites, beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktails prepared by a team of mixologists.
Big City Tavern 609 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.727.0307 BigCityLasOlas.com $$ Br L D H Like its name, Big City Tavern is a big, classy American restaurant with an expansive bar and menu boatings American steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, pastas and salads.
Billy’s Stone Crab 400 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood 954.923.2300 Crabs.com $$$ L D H Enjoy lunch or a sunset dinner with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Intracoastal.
Boatyard 1555 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.525.7400 Boatyard.Restaurant $$ L D H Enjoy the waterfront view of passing boats while feasting on fresh seafood at Boatyard restaurant (an upgraded, upscale-casual version of the former Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill).
Bistro Mezzaluna 1821 SE 10th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.522.9191 BistroMezzaluna.com $$$ L D H Delicious Italian offerings include the seafood sampler, veal chop and the award-winning wine list.
Blue Martini The Galleria Mall 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.653.2583 BlueMartiniLounge.com $$ L D H Blue Martini invites you to enjoy live entertainment while enjoying the tapas food menu, the perfect complements to its fine wine and spirits selection.
Blue Plate 1 Seminole Way Hollywood 954.327.7625 SeminoleHardRock Hollywood.com $$ Br D H Modern-American classic recipes and eclectic new twists on tried-and-true favorites hit a high note at Blue Plate Restaurant, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s 24/7 diner.
channels the creativity of Prohibition era rum runners.
Café Vico 1125 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.9681 CafeVico Restaurant.com $$ L D H Owner Marco Vico Rodrigues knows how to welcome his guests, and there’s no better way than with his kind smile and to-die-for pasta.
Caffé Europa Trattoria 910 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.763.6600 CaffeEuropaLasOlas.com $$$ L D H Caffé Europa offers an Italian-inspired menu perfect for lunch or dinner.
California Pizza Kitchen 2301 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.1196 CPK.com $$ L D H California Pizza Kitchen offers innovative and authentic California-style cuisine at a casual environment.
1515 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.9441 BravoItaliano.com $$ L D
501 Silks Run Road Hallandale Beach 954.457.7662 CantinaLaredo.com $$ Br L D H
Bravo Italiano has a large menu offering a selection of pastas and other entrees.
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
429 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.0777 BubbaGump.com $$ L D H Boasting movie memorabilia from “Forrest Gump,” this casual restaurant serves everything from fresh fish to slow-roasted ribs.
Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits The Ritz Carlton 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.302.6460 RitzCarlton.com $ B Offering modern-coastal fare with a distinctly local undercurrent, Burlock Coast is an innovative restaurantcafé-market-bar that
1818 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.765.1950 CanyonFL.com $$$ D H For that perfect blend of Southwest, Asian and South American cuisines, dine at Canyon and try the famous prickly pear margarita, shrimp tostada, tuna tartare, and white chocolate bread pudding.
The Capital Grille 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.446.2000 TheCapitalGrille.com $$$ L D H The Capital Grille offers fabulous dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and wine off of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence’s wine list.
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Carlos & Pepe’s 1302 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.467.8335 CarlosAndPepesFL.com $$ D H This traditional MexicanAmerican restaurant with a warm tone has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 1979.
Casablanca Cafe 3049 Alhambra St. Fort Lauderdale 954.764.3500 CasablancaCafe Online.com $$$ L D H A cozy restaurant with an Arabian Nights feel, Casablanca serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Moroccan to Japanese, Italian and Cuban.
Casa D’Angelo 1201 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.564.1234 Casa-D-Angelo.com $$$ D H An award-winning fine dining restaurant owned and operated by Chef Angelo Elia, Casa D’Angelo has become one of South Florida’s staple Italian restaurants.
The Cheesecake Factory 600 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.1999 Cheesecake Factory.com $$ L D H Find an extensive menu with more than 200 selections from pastas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and lots of cheesecake options.
Chef’s Palette Café and Grill 1650 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.760.7957 $$ L The Chef’s Palette Café and Grill is The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s student-run restaurant and serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse 2400 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.712.0580 chimasteakhouse.com $$$ D Fountains and flamebearing lamps decorate the entrance to this charming place.
Christina Wan’s Mandarin House 664 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.527.0228 ChristinaWans.com $$ L D Christina serves the Chinese staples along with unorthodox dishes, and sunset specials with feasible rates.
Coastal Atlantic Hotel & Spa 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.567.8070 eatcoastal.com $$ B Br L D H Coastal, the new flagship restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, presents Italian-inspired cuisine with oceanfront views. The restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Coco Asian Bistro & Bar Harbor Shops (off 17th St.) 1841 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale 954.525.3541 CocoAsianBistro.com $$$ L D H The restaurant serves mouthwatering and authentic Thai dishes, along with a sublime array of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.
Coco Pazzo 2724 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 754.265.7116 $$$ D H Coco Pazzo introduces South Florida to a full range of flavors found in several regions of Italy. Peruse our unique menu; featuring- fresh fish, veal & chefs daily specials.
Cornucopia Gourmet Market 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.5100 conradfortlauderdale. com $$ B L D Cornucopia Gourmet Market serves epicurean delights such as organic squeezed juices by Juicera, handcrafted espresso drinks, wood-fired pizzas, and artisanal pastries from Zak the Baker.
Welcome to Paradise! LITTLE HARBOR ESTATES DEERFIELD BEACH One full acre of land on the Hillsboro River in Deerfield Beach features 150 ft. straight dock, perfect for your largest yacht, and a separate slip for the smaller craft well equipped with motorized davits. You will not believe this 5066 sq. ft. beautifully-maintained custom 4 bedroom, 6 bath, and 5 car garage home really exists in Deerfield Beach. Nestled away in Little Harbor on the Hillsboro directly across the waterway from Deerfield Island with zero fixed bridges and just seconds to the Intracoastal waterway. Call for private showing.
OFFERED AT $5,750,000.
Boutique building tucked away directly on the Intracoastal on DEERFIELD BEACH. Gorgeous views from the living area, balcony and even the dining area. Interior offers 42” antique white cabinets and granite tops, ceramic tile throughout and plenty of living space to call home! Direct Intracoastal balcony perfect for morning coffee, afternoon sunset or just watching the boats pass by. Complex offers breathtaking pool directly on Intracoastal waterway.
OFFERED AT $224,900.
Spectacular Intracoastal and ocean views from this Penthouse residence located directly on the sand on prestigious HILLSBORO MILE. Designer interior is elegant and cozy. Upgrades include marble floors, updated open kitchen with snack bar, maple 42” cabs and updated lighting, crown moldings, mounted master bath vanity with private tub and commode and cool north exposure to enjoy the South Florida breeze.
OFFERED AT $244,900.
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Beautifully decorated 2200 sq. ft. interior features high ceilings with granite kitchen and marble baths, private elevator and two oversized balconies. Amenities are all top of the line including valet parking, state of the art gym, private beachfront clubhouse includes concierge, chairs and towels upon request, televisions, gas grills, and your heart’s desire.
OFFERED AT $784,900.
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Council Oak Steaks & Seafood 1 Seminole Way Hollywood 954.327.7625 SeminoleHardRock Hollywood.com $$$ D H The award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood delivers a sophisticated fine-dining experience for 100-percent USDA prime dryaged stockyard beef, Cabassi Wagyu beef and fresh seafood.
Eduardo De San Angel 2822 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.772.4731 EduardoDe SanAngel.com $$$ D H A haute dining destination with inspired creations of unexpected eclectic Mexican-infused International fare.
Ferdo’s Grill 4300 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.492.5552 ferdos-grill.jimdosite. com $$ L D H Ferdo’s Grill offers lamb, beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes with with belly-dancing performances happening every Saturday.
Floridian Restaurant 1410 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.4041 $$ B L D H
Funky Buddha Brewery Craft Food Counter & Kitchen 1201 NE 38th St. Oakland Park 954.440.0046 FunkyBuddha Brewery.com $ L D South Florida’s largest craft brewery now has its own in-house kitchen where it serves locally sourced, madefrom-scratch grub right inside the brewery’s busy tap room.
Georgia Pig BBQ Restaurant 1285 S. State Road 7 Fort Lauderdale 954.587.4420 georgiapig.com $ B L D Celebrating more than 60 years of family run barbecue in South Florida, the Georgia Pig offers a genuine open pit barbecue and fresh daily specials.
301 E. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.712.1573 $ B L D With free Wi-Fi, couches, tall-backed booths, three satellite screens and a small bookstore, Global Grille is a perfect low-key spot.
Good Spirits 476 N Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.2580 goodspiritsrestaurant. com $$$ L D H
Like the name suggests, this one’s a classic Florida diner offering a huge menu with breakfast being a big hit with the locals.
Enjoy beautifully plated creations served in a mid-century designed space in Victoria Park.
The Foxy Brown
Greek Islands Taverna
723 E. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 754.200.4236 MyFoxyBrown.com $$ Br L D H Offering new American cuisine at its finest, Foxy Brown has a neighborhood-like feel with a big city taste.
Fresh First 1637 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.763.3344 FreshFirst.com $ B L Dine out 100% gluten free at this restaurant that doesn’t use corn, peanut oil or GMOs.
3300 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.5505 GreekIslands Taverna.com $$ L D H This restaurant serves all the staples of a Greek diet such as lamb chops and ribs, tzaziki, octopus and hummus.
Green Bar Kitchen 1075 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.533.7507 GreenBarKitchen.com $$ L D Green Bar & Kitchen embodies the concept of vibrant, plant-based, wholesome eating.
401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.767.0222 Grille401.com $$$ L D H
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.2222 Hilton.com $$$ B L D
Grille 401 is a trendy and comfortable dining option for lunch, happy hour, dinner or late night bites on Las Olas.
Grille 66 & Bar 2301 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.728.3500 Grille66AndBar.com $$$ D H Enjoy prime aged steaks, seasonal fish and seafood exquisitely prepared with superb presentation.
Hard Rock Cafe
1 Seminole Way Hollywood 954.315.9112 SeminoleHardRock Hollywood.com $$ L D H For fans of music, food and good times, Hard Rock is the go-to that delivers authentic American-diner inspired cuisine wrapped in a musical experience.
Himmarshee Public House 201 SW Second St. Fort Lauderdale 954.616.5275 PublicHouseFtL.com $$ Br L D H Global comfort fare and innovative cocktails are served in this sportsbar-meets-urban-pub atmosphere.
The Historic Downtowner 10 S. New River Dr. E. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.9800 TheHistoric Downtowner.com $$ L D H If you love watching sports with drinks accompanied by chicken wings and a variety of sauces, then make your way to this restaurant.
H2O Café 101 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.1024 H2Ocafe.net $$$ L D H At this historically renovated beachside art deco café, enjoy modern Italian cuisine with Cuban pizza.
Located on the sixth floor of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, this restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean.
J. Mark’s 1245 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.390.0770 JMarksRestaurant.com $$ L D H This restaurant has a casual décor and serves American cuisine like prime rib, burgers and special Maryland crab cakes.
Kuro 1 Seminole Way Hollwood 954.327.7625 SeminoleHardRock Hollywood.com $$$ D H Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a new-style Japanese concept that features handcrafted dishes applying classic Japanese techniques to craft contemporary, artisanal creations using both locally sourced and imported ingredients.
La Bamba III 4245 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.568.5662 LaBamba123.com $$ L D H Experience a local favorite for Mexican and Spanish cuisine at affordable prices.
La Bonne Crepe 815 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.761.1515 LaBonneCrepe.com $$ B L D With more than 50 crepes to choose from, including ham and cheese, apple and cinnamon, and fruit and crème anglaise, you’ll feel a bit like you’re in Paris.
Lobster Bar Sea Grille 450 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.772.2675 BuckHead Restaurants.com $$$ L D H Set in the iconic space
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that once housed Jackson’s Steakhouse, this modern seafood restaurant has brought the famous Las Olas address into the 21st century.
turf, pairing the finest prime steaks with the freshest seafood and highest quality ingredients in a picturesque, beachside setting.
821 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.462.1514 NoodlesPanini.com $$ L D H
3599 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.563.3272 MaiKai.com $$$ D H The Mai-Kai brings Polynesia to you, complete with tropical gardens, flaming torches, lush foliage, giant tikis and waterfalls.
For casual dining, head to Noodles Panini for fresh European sandwiches, pastas, salads and homemade desserts.
Mario’s Catalina Restaurant 1611 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.563.4141 $$$ L D H Romantic ambiance invites you to this OldWorld Cuban home-style restaurant, with a bar and table seating.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort 2000 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.556.7667 PelicanBeach.com $$$ B Br L D This restaurant devotes itself to the fine combination of great mixology and superior regional cooking.
Marti’s New River Bistro
201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.660.6333 BrowardCenter.org $$ Br D
Hyatt Regency Pier 66 2301 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.909.2147 Pelican-Landing.com $$ L D H
Located waterfront at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Marti’s New River Bistro offers modern American cuisine for theater patrons.
Mojo 4140 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.568.4443 MojoFL.com $$$ D H
Pelican Landing lures patrons with its enhanced décor, a menu that brings new flavor to old favorites, satiating drink specials and unprecedented views of the Intracoastal.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 2418 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.5877 PFChangs.com $$$ L D
Enjoy dinner and art at Fort Lauderdale’s 4-star rated restaurant serving an eclectic mix of organic grains, free-range chicken, organic salmon and the finest meats.
Enjoy a fusion of exquisite Chinese cuisine set in an upscale dining area.
Il Mulino Cucina Italiana
Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill
1800 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.524.1800 IlMulinoFL.com $$ L D
400 SW Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.761.3500 PirateRepublicBar.com $$$ L D H
Find traditional Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere and try the garlic rolls and stuffedbread original recipes.
Situated on New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Historic District, Pirate Republic serves an incredible menu of original seafood dishes along with an array of eclectic tropical cocktails.
Naked Crab 1140 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.564.1000 NakedCrabFL.com $$$ B L D H Locals and visitors can relish all things surf or WINE/ BEER
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330 Himmarshee St. Fort Lauderdale 954.616.8028 pizzacraftpizzeria.com $$ L D H
208 SW Second St. Fort Lauderdale 954.525.7656 RokBrgr.com $ L D H
This neighborhood pizzeria features wood burning masterpieces of “00” flour, imported tomatoes, homemade mozzarella and local and seasonal produce.
ROK:BRGR’s gourmet burgers pack a serious punch, made with certified Black Angus beef and creative toppings.
350 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.617.7447 RoyalPigPub.com $$$ L D H
12801 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.851.1015 RainforestCafe.com $$ L D An exotic-themed restaurant, Rainforest Cafe has huge fish tanks and periodic “thunderstorms” with flashes of lightning.
Red Cow 1025 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.652.1524 RedCowFtL.com $$ L D H Be Nice restaurant group, which also owns Coconuts and G&B Oyster Bar, opened this local barbecue spot.
Redlands Grill by J. Alexander’s 2415 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.563.9077 JAlexanders.com $$ L D H J. Alexander’s offers a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and salads.
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.524.9550 RoccosTacos.com $$ Br L D Now with multiple Rocco’s Tacos opened in South Florida, the great flavors infused with the fun vibe make this no ordinary dinner or lunch outing.
Rock Bar 219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.533.1568 itsbetteronthebeach. com/rock-bar $$ Br L D H Rock Bar has an amazing view overlooking the beach. With its wide selection of hookah flavors, guests can relax and grab a bite with friends.
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The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen
With a name like The Royal Pig, it’s no surprise that many of the dishes have bacon or pork in some form, yet there are many seafood plates on the menu as well, like the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna appetizer.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2525 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.2338 RuthsChris.com $$$ L D H For a romantic date or a business lunch, this place has amazing steak choices and an impressive European wine list.
Serafina Trattoria Italiana 926 NE 20th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.2566 SeraByTheWater.com $$ L D A quiet place overlooking the Middle River Waterway, Serafina Trattoria is an authentic Italian restaurant both in terms of food and ambiance.
Sette Bello 6241 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.351.0505 SetteBelloFla.com $$$ L D For that authentic Italian dining experience, settle into a seat at Sette Bello where the menu offers generous appetizers, delectable entrées and desserts, and a wide range of pasta, seafood and meats.
Shooters Waterfront 3033 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.566.2855 ShootersWaterfront.com $$ Br L D H Shooters Waterfront delivers superb food, service and spectacular views of the Intracoastal.
Spinnaker Pool Grill
3358 NE 33rd Street Fort Lauderdale 954.652.1185 ScolapastaBistro.com $$ D
551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.5100 conradfort lauderdale.com $$ L D
Farm to table Italian Bistro, using only organic vegetables, grassfed beef, free-range poultry, and heirloom organic flour in home made pasta.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the resort’s Sky Deck, Spinnaker Pool Grill offers Mediterranean shared plates and refreshing popsicles for a poolside lunch.
Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar 3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale 954.765.3041 SeaLevelHarbor Beach.com $$ L D Sea Level offers a view of the beach, a serene setting and original seafood dishes.
Seasons 52 2428 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.537.1052 Seasons52.com $$ L D H Healthy but delicious, all seasonal meals at this grill and wine bar have less than 500 calories in portionappropriate sizes.
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Steak 954 W Hotel 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.8333 Starr-Restaurant.com/ steak954.com $$$ B Br L D Perhaps the only thing better than the succulent steak at Steak 954 is the décor, including a stunning fish tank filled with jellyfish along with a view of the ocean.
S3 Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.7873 S3Restaurant.com $$ B L D H
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S3, where sun, surf and sand fuse with steak, seafood and sushi for a perfect combination of island atmosphere and globally influenced, sea-inspired fare.
Tap 42 1411 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.4900 Tap42.com $$$ L D H Tap 42 is Fort Lauderdale’s new destination for the finest selection of craft/micro beers, bourbons and burgers paired with live jazz, blues and reggae.
Thai Spice 1514 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.771.4535 ThaiSpiceFla.com $$$ L D H Exotic Thai, fresh seafood, prime steaks. No tour of South Florida’s finest restaurants would be complete without experiencing the award-winning cuisine found at Thai Spice.
3030 Ocean Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale 954.765.3030 3030ocean.com $$$ D H A Fort Lauderdale gem, 3030 offers inventive farm-to-table fare, featuring local favorites from both land and sea.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse
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2584 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.396.5656 Trulucks.com $$$ D H The dining experience at Truluck’s matches the high-end atmosphere and sophisticated style.
Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.467.2555 WildSeaLasOlas.com $$ L D H Located in the nostalgic Riverside Hotel, Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille treats Fort Lauderdale locals and hotel guests to imaginative and exceptionally fresh cuisine every day.
YOLO is the ultimate triad in dining: a restaurant, lounge and outside patio area (accented with a fire pit courtyard). YOT Bar & Kitchen
Rosie’s Bar & Grill 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 954.563.0123 RosiesBng.com $$ L D H
Stork’s Café and Bakery
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2505 NE 15th Ave. Wilton Manors 954.567.3220 StorksBakery.com $$ B L D
The most desirable destination. Great food, drinks and fun.. anytide!
1 Commercial Blvd. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 954.776.0001 ArubaBeachCafe.com $$ L D H
With a view of the ocean and pier, Aruba Beach Café offers a mix of American and Caribbean cuisines with a side of live music.
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2430 NE 13th Ave. Wilton Manors 954.673.4614 TheAlchemist.cafe $$ B L D
If you love pairing burgers with a chilled beer, this hip restaurant is for you.
2015 SW 20th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.953.9000 YOTLMC.COM @yotlmc
III Forks Prime Steakhouse offers a sophisticated club-like ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge.
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Enjoy sipping signature roasted coffees and custom blended teas while nestling into tranquil gardens within a gated artists community.
333 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.1000 YOLOrestaurant.com $$ Br L D H
Aruba Beach Café
If you want a panoramic view of downtown Fort Lauderdale, then dine at this private club located on top of the Regions bank building.
For more than 40 years, spectacular ocean views have complemented the intimate ambiance and delectable seafood cuisine at this special dining place.
501 Silks Run Ste.1130 Hallandale 954.457.3920 3Forks.com $$$ D
100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.764.8550 ClubCorp.com/Clubs/ Tower-Club-FtLauderdale $$$ B L D
6002 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.781.2200 SeaWatchOnThe Ocean.com $$ L D H
Right in the heart of Wilton Manors is this coffee house plus bakery—an ideal place for those with a sweet tooth.
Blue Moon Fish Co. 4405 W. Tradewinds Ave. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 954.267.9888 BlueMoonFishCo.com $$$ Br L D Enjoy the Intracoastal view outdoors or move indoors for a candlelit experience, underwater thematic decor and privacy.
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Your guide to upcoming, must-attend philanthropy events. JAN. 4 Romeo & Juliet Ballet; 7:30 p.m.; The Coral Springs Center for the Arts; $49; thecentercs.com JAN. 6 FAB! Funding Arts Broward ‘Black and White: A Night at The Museum’; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; $55; fundingartsbroward.org JAN. 9 Historic Stranahan House Museum’s Holiday Hangover; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Historic Stranahan House Museum; $50; stranahanhouse.org JAN. 11 Sherman Classic; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Alvin Sherman Library; $125; lib.nova. edu/minigolf JAN. 18 Junior Achievement of South Florida’s JA World Uncorked; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion; $185; jasouthflorida.org/ JAN. 18 ArtServe’s “Roots of the Spirit” African Diaspora Art VIP Reception; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; ArtServe; $75/two; artserve.org JAN. 18 “Up” Under the Stars – Movie Night on the Plaza; 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; The Frank; Free; thefrankgallery.org JAN. 19 Youth Automotive Training Center’s
At Art Museum; $1,000; youngatartmuseum.org
Cool Wheels Car Show; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Quiet Waters Park; Free admission, $20/car advance registration, $25/car onsite registration; yatc.org
FEB. 13 Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concerts Under the Stars; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Bonnet House Museum & Gardens; Tickets from $40; bonnethouse.org
JAN. 24 Gold Coast Jazz Society’s Dance the Night Away; 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; The Grateful Palate; $150; goldcoastjazz.org JAN. 25 Hot Hollywood Glam The Roaring 2020’s; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Gakkeries; $130; artandculturecenter.org JAN. 29 Humane Society of Broward County’s Angel PAWS Luncheon & Fashion Show; 11 a.m.; Coral Ridge Country Club; $100; pawsbroward.com FEB. 4 Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents Kris Kristofferson at Parker Playhouse; 8 p.m.; Parker Playhouse in Holiday Park; Tickets from $37.50; parkerplayhouse.com FEB. 7 TO 9 Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by MercedesBenz & AutoNation; 6 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Atlantic Aviation and Boca Raton Resort & Club; Tickets from $100; bocacde.com
Feb. 4 Country Music Hall of Famer and three-time Grammy Award Winner Kris Kristofferson returns to Parker Playhouse.
FEB. 8 Broward Education Foundation’s Innovative Teacher Idea Expo; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Nova Southeastern University, Davie Campus; $50; browardedfoundation.org FEB. 9 Broward Health Foundation’s Africk Family Foundation Spin-a-thon presented by 626; 9:30 a.m. to noon; Ride Element in Oakland Park; $1,000/corporate team; browardhealthfoundation.org FEB. 9 Redneck Reunion: Comedian Jeff Foxworthy; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Seminole Casino Coconut Creek; Tickets from $40; casinococo.com FEB. 12 Young At Art Museum’s Women of Vision; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Young
FEB. 19 Dinner hosted by Michael Lomonaco and Johan Svensson; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Steak 954; $225; sobewff.org FEB. 21 Broward Public Library Foundation’s LitLUNCH!; 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom; $110, $1,300/premium table; bplfoundation.org/litlunch FEB. 21 Foodie Movie Night in the Park; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Peter Bluesten Park; Tickets from $10; sobewff.org FEB. 23 Sunday Brunch with Katie Lee & Geoffrey Zakarian; 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort; $165; sobewff.org FEB. 28 Broward Health Foundation’s Barefoot on the Beach; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Private beach at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Fort Lauderdale; $175; browardhealthfoundation.org
Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact the individual organization for the most up-to-date information.
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A RT I S T R E C E P T IO N : ‘A N G U I SH I N T H E A F T E R M AT H : E X A M I N I N G A M A S S SHO O T I N G’ THE CAUSE:
Nearly 350 guests gathered at the Coral Springs Museum of Art for the debut of Ian Witlen’s audiovisual exhibition, “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting.” The exhibit showed a collection of photos and recordings of more than 75 students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who answered questions like “What was your experience that day,” in response to the school shooting in February 2018. Photos by David Roth 1
1. Amanda Jimenez, Emily Fermin and Michelle Fox 2. Phillip Dunlap, Julia Andrews, Ian Witlen, Gabrielle Grundy-Lester and Michael Udine 3. Mike Goodrum, Jeffrey York and Scott J. Brook 4. Sheri Witlen, Sheri Brown and Joseph Harbaugh 5. Jacques Bruna, Jillian McGirr, Nina Mullin and Al Smith 6. Nicole Roman, Ian Witlen, Julia Andrews and Keith Simmons 7. Tracey Rubenstein, Jill Levenson and Shelly Osorio 8. Craig Pugatch, Samantha Bryant and Sharon and Ken Cutler
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‘E AT YOU R H E A RT O U T ’ C U L I NA RY S O I R É E THE CAUSE:
Guests raised more than $90,000 for the Heart Gallery of Broward County at the seventh annual “Eat Your Heart Out” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Attendees enjoyed dishes and libations from dozens of local restaurants and a silent auction. Photos by Ginny Fujino 1
1. Robert Boo, David Diaz, Justin Nepola, Ina Lee, Joe Feinberg, Mark Corbett and Heiko Dobrikow 2. Jennifer and Kevin White with Jordana and Jon Siadman 3. Debbie Snyder Banks, Mark Miller and Denise Walker 4. Vincent and Lisa Ann Ferreri, Barry Levy and Ron Lowther 5. Kemie King, Yvette DuBose and Melissa Milroy 6. Susan Iglewski, Mark Corbett and Yami and David Strauss 7. Lucas Matos and Austin Bergman 8. Sandra Retford and Melissa Rocker
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Eight Broward County Public Schools alumni were inducted into the Broward Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame during the breakfast at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale. The honorees received one of three awards: the Youth Impact Award, the Community Achievement Award or the Education Achievement Award. Photos by Downtown Photo
1. Alex Price and Michelle Kefford 2. Doug Harrison, Henri W. Crockett, Juliette Lippman, Michelle Kefford, Patricia H. Williams, Randall Deich and Ralph A. Aiello, III 3. Alfredo Aguirre and Doug Harrison 4. David Smith, Clover Lawrence, Leah Carpenter and Tim Curtin 5. Erika J. Davis and Henri W. Crockett 6. Henry Rose, Valerie Smith Wanza and Todd LaPace 7. Frank Horkey, Renee Grutman, Dustin Jacobs and Ruth Lynch 8. Kim Bentley and Robert Runcie
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Broward College and its Foundation received a commitment to create an endowment from Ramola, Nitin and Dev Motwani. The endowment supports the College’s newly named R. Motwani Family Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Management in memory of Ramesh “Rob” Motwani. 5
1. Chae Haile and Anjou Dargar 2. Michael Lucia, Chip and Eileen LaMarca and Karan Munusamy 3. Mike Jackson, Nancy O’Donnell-Wilson, George LeMieux and Chip LaMarca 4. Gloria Fernandezand and John Benz 5. Nitin Motwani, Ramola Motwani and Dev Motwani 6. Kevin Sawicki, Helena Barraza, Joe Ferst and Ryan Loftus 7. Nitin Motwani, Ramola Motwani, Chae Haile, Gregory Adam Haile and Dev Motwani 8. Ina Lee, Dean Trantalis, Mike Jackson, Robert Lochrie and Steve Glassman
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U N I T E D WAY O F B R OWA R D C O U N T Y ’ S M AYO R S’ G A L A THE CAUSE: More than 600 guests attended the sold-out United Way of Broward County’s Mayor’s Gala. “The Wizard of Oz”themed event raised funds to help support the organization’s community outreach programs and initiatives, of which it has been doing for 80 years. Photos by Downtown Photo 1
1. Chae and Greg Haile 2. Bobbi Meloro and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo 3. Ana and Hector Ponte 4. Charlie West and Gabriella Vicuna-West 5. John Kim and Lori Eickleberry 6. Victoria and Kevin Purvis 7. Mike and Alice Jackson, Kathleen Cannon and Kathleen and Mark Bogen 8. Colin Brown, Julie Southern, Ray Southern, Angie Davis and James Donnelly
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2 0 1 9 P R O F I L E S I N L E A D E R SH I P BA L L THE CAUSE: The 2019 Profiles in Leadership Black-Tie Ball raised $165,000 for leadership programming and initiatives. During the gala, Leadership Broward honored Broward County business and community leaders for their talent and resources in helping make Broward County a great place to live and work. Photos by Michael Murphy Photographic 1
1. Kathleen Cannon, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Sherry Friedlander, Aurelio Fernandez and Nicky Tesser 2. Andrew Zullo, Aurelio Fernandez and Shelly Bradshaw 3. Katie Torres, Cindy Schutt, Shelly Bradshaw, Nicky Tesser, Sherry Friedlander, Aurelio Fernandez, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Kathleen Cannon, Patty Sacco, Brandon Hensler and Andrew Zullo 4. Andrew Zullo, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Shelly Bradshaw 5. Andrew Zullo, Sherry Friedlander and Shelly Bradshaw 6. Andrew Zullo, Kathleen Cannon and Shelly Bradshaw 7. Andrew Zullo, Nicky Tesser and Shelly Bradshaw 8. Kristen and Brandon Sanchez
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