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Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese By Chuck Malkus


aestro James Brooks-Bruzzese credits his grade school years in Panama with his involvement in both sports and the piano to eventually take him on a worldwide journey of conducting. Although tackle football seems like an unlikely activity to develop techniques associated with music composition, he reflects today on just how much this made a difference for him. “In fifth grade, my mom kept me involved with sports, which allowed me to learn about football plays so that I’d get better at learning music,” explained Maestro recently. “She pushed me to be active in sports, in addition to learning how to play the piano. With football, you have to be involved emotionally in every play. I thought to myself, ‘If I learn all these plays, the motion, and the timing – this would help me tremendously.’ Football provided a transition towards my love for music. “My dad always backed up my mom on the importance of learning new things and especially about foreign languages such as German,” he added. “I developed a passion for learning everything I could throughout grade school, which led to a desire to achieve a higher level of perfection for our Symphony of the Americas. I’m a believer in constantly learning new techniques and delivering the highest level of joy for attendees.” Brooks-Bruzzese was born in Panama where his father served in the United States military. The composer credits his discipline, in addition to encouragement and inspiration from his Colombian mother, in his achievements with piano as a youngster. He literally played it forward for several generations of musicians and music aficionados. Now, 32 years later, Maestro is retiring. “We must tremendously care about our children, who are the next world leaders. Without music in their life, there is no balance,” explains Maestro. “Our young people need an outlet to express themselves today more than ever.”

Maestro’s legacy of assisting younger generations achieve extraordinary careers continues today after spending more than 50 years showcasing his work on six continents, establishing educational opportunities for aspiring musicians, and touring the globe for Symphony of the Americas. Glenn Basham was one of his students in 1972 at Pompano Beach High School. “Maestro was an essential part of my awakening as a 14-year-old to the potential of playing music as a career,” says Basham, a concertmaster for the Naples Philharmonic. “Although Doc Brooks was a strict, demanding perfectionist, after rehearsal was over, he’d always treat everyone with a high level of respect. He made you feel like a million dollars.” “Maestro is renowned due to his passion for getting other musicians, young as well as experienced, to get it right; the sound needed to be perfect,” adds Basham, who performed with him recently. What Maestro instilled in all of us as youngsters was the critical need to get every note right and to have patience and stamina no matter how many times it was necessary to do it all over again. Arts patron and philanthropist Joseph Amaturo helped build the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and credits Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese as a key leader responsible for transforming Fort Lauderdale into a music mecca. “It is an honor for me to see such a beautiful orchestra performing some of the world’s sweetest music. This is one of the reasons for remaining an avid supporter of the Symphony.” Maestro is renowned for thrilling audiences in over 54 countries, including South America, Africa, Asia, South Africa, Amsterdam, Berlin and Budapest. One of his most memorable trips, however, was a joint project with the Rotary which took Symphony musicians to Haiti on a humanitarian tour. “When we arrived in Haiti, Maestro wanted to visit underserved regions of the country. To find one of the churches, we took a pontoon boat with all our instruments,” recalls Renee LaBonte, one of the musicians who also serves at the Symphony’s executive director. “This was the first time in 50 years that residents heard live music.” From what began on a football field, to the concert halls, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese has influenced thousands of lives with his music. He will transition at the end of this season to Founding Artistic Director Emeritus, and will be honored during a “Merci Maestro” Symphony salute evening in concert at the BCPA, followed by a tribute dinner on April 18th. For more information on how you can be a part of this event, please call the Symphony of the Americas at 954.335.7002. Chuck Malkus is an author and keynote speaker who may be found at www.chuckmalkus.com


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CONTENTS Vo l u m e 5 5 | I s s u e 2 | M a r c h 2 0 2 0

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Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration Join the Museum of Discovery and Science on March 13 for its twenty-fifth annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration. The Grand Tasting will include cuisine from South Florida’s top restaurants, local craft beers, and internationally renowned wines and spirits.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS IN BROWARD COUNTY St. Patrick’s Day is always a lucky celebration in South Florida. For fun for the whole family, head to the annual Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival kicking off in Huizenga Plaza on March 14. After the parade, celebrate with green beer galore at Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Discover more St. Paddy’s Day festivities at fortlauderdaledaily.com.


Cooper’s Hawk The restaurant and winery has opened a new location at Dania Pointe. Indulge in a Cooper’s Hawk wine tasting before pairing your favorite dishes and wines.


Chuy’s Austin, Texas’ famous Tex-Mex restaurant has opened its first Broward location in Pembroke Pines. Sample authentic Tex-Mex fare, from Chuy’s fully loaded nachos to its famous burritos. Chuy’s happy hour will take place Monday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

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Put on your best hat for the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Watch March 28 as the world’s best jockeys and horses race for a $1 million purse and the coveted title on their way to the Triple Crown. (Ticket prices vary; gulfstream park.com)

What to do, see, and lust over this season



Join Inter Miami for its first home game of the season against LA Galaxy at the new Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. From March 14 until 2022, David Beckham’s soccer team will call Broward home. (Ticket prices vary; intermiamicf.com)



Meet female beer experts and brewsters from the beer industry at FemAle Brew Fest in Dania Pointe. Sample local craft beers as well as national brands and listen to female leaders in the industry speak on March 21. (Tickets from $65; femalebrewfest.com)




Top off the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival with the Grand Tasting at ArtsPark Hollywood. On March 21, watch cooking demonstrations, listen to live music, and taste featured foods and beverages. (Tickets from $60; gflfoodwine.com)

LAS OLAS ART FAIR An event so nice it happens twice: Join more than 200 national artists for the Las Olas Art Fair Part II on March 7. Visitors can meet the artists, ask about techniques, commission pieces, or simply wander the show of sculptures, paintings, ceramics, and photos. (Free; artfestival.com)



Expect lots of leprechauns and laughter at the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival March 14. Grab your green and enjoy the floats on Himmarshee Street along with Irish music, dancers, and food. (Free; stpatsftl.com)



The plastics are back in the Broadway musical Mean Girls, performing at the Broward Center March 3-15. Follow the story of Cady Heron, who after growing up on an African savanna, must face her harshest environment yet: a suburban Illinois high school. (Tickets from $35; browardcenter.org)

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Notorious Creamery The neighborhood ice cream shop got an upgrade By Megan Ayscue | Photos by Vaco Studio


otorious Creamery is not your grandfather’s ice cream shop. From cotton-candy burritos to cake piled high with royal blue ice cream, the treats here demand social media attention while still satisfying a sweet tooth. “Some of these crazy concoctions that you see on social media [from other places] may look good but don’t taste good,” says Bobby Velez, co-owner of Notorious Creamery. “[Notorious is] like a specialty cocktail menu.” Velez opened Notorious in Flagler Village this past summer with his business partner, Grammy-nominated rapper Tory Lanez. “He’s a super smart businessman,” Velez says. Music also inspired the naming of the shop; Velez grew up listening to hiphop in the ’90s and says The Notorious B.I.G. was an influence. The shop is located in The Hive, a section of updated warehouse businesses featuring honeycomb murals in the MASS District. Inside, Notorious sports a striking black-and-white-striped theme and neon signs with sayings like “Sweetest Thing” and “No Regrets,” creating a backdrop for Instagram-worthy photoshoots. It’s locals seeing the social media posts, Velez says, that feeds people’s cravings for Notorious Creamery’s avant-garde desserts. “It’s not just going into an ice cream shop and getting a scoop of ice cream, paying for it, and walking out the door; it’s an experience and we’re trying to provide that,” he says. “From you seeing it on social media to actually experiencing it at the stores is the overall package.” Along with a variety of ice cream flavors, like the blue Cookie Monster, and seasonal selections, Notorious Creamery also

offers vegan and non-dairy options such as toasted almond coconut fudge. There are also sorbets, milkshakes, and a plethora of toppings. The most notable feature of Notorious’ menu? The Dealer’s Choice. “You tell us what flavored ice cream you like, and you give us the freedom to build something creative for you,” Velez explains. Ice cream piled on top of cake with Cap’N Crunch Berries cereal, caramel sauce, and waffle cone pieces is one possibility. Or perhaps the decadent dessert will come sandwiched between cotton candy and topped with cereal marshmallows. Along with the Fort Lauderdale location, Notorious plans to open a second outpost in Miami this year. “We envision that being the hub of our concept where we will make our own ice cream in-house,” Velez says. “We would be sending those flavors to Fort Lauderdale as well.” The new location will also offer a variety of smaller items and make it more convenient for Lanez and his circle to visit more often, which will “create that environment and culture and add onto the overall concept” of Notorious, Velez says. “We’re super excited to see everything unfold.” At both locations, Velez and Lanez want to maintain Notorious Creamery’s fundamental identity as an ice cream shop. “What I really love about Notorious is the overall service and the enjoyment and excitement from all walks of life from when they walk into the door to when they leave,” Velez says. “There’s no better and gratifying feeling… You’re not in a bad mood to go get ice cream.”

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


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A Gathering Place for All

Rank & File Social Club owners Mark and Stefano Barbagallo bring a new concept bar to Flagler Village By Clarissa Buch Photography by Austen Amacker


hen hospitality brothers Mark and Stefano Barbagallo decided to open Rank & File Social Club, a neighborhoodinspired bar in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, they wanted it to feel like it was built by the locals. “We wanted to create a sense of nostalgia, warmth, and comfort for every guest that walks in the door,” Mark says. “Almost as if everyone came and dropped something off.” Inside the 3,000-square-foot, retro-luxe venue is a 1969 Honda motorcycle, various pieces of vintage furniture, an entire wall of books, and an upright piano. “We were looking to tie in some local history to the space, so we used the Fort Lauderdale historical archives to find some classic photos of different areas and places around Broward, and we had them printed, framed, and hung around the venue in vintage frames,” Stefano adds. The brothers, who have both worked in different facets of the hospitality industry for a combined 45 years—Mark largely focused on private events and nightlife, while Stefano opened dozens of restaurants up and down the East Coast for Cheesecake Factory as well as Barteca Restaurant Group—believe with Rank & File they can offer something to the Fort Lauderdale community that’s never been done before. “Broward County is exploding right now,” Mark says. “Downtown Fort Lauderdale is seeing a resurgence and is expanding northward into Flagler Village, where the art scene is really getting a huge focus, and that’s what attracted us to the area.” If you’re wondering what to expect during a visit to Rank & File, the brothers say the bar


allows guests to create their own experience. Grab drinks at the 75-foot, U-shaped bar, hang outside on the spacious patio, or relax in the lounge seating area. Pool and darts are always free, and the entire venue is dog-friendly. As for cocktails, all of Rank & File’s juices are made in-house and drinks are always garnished with fresh fruit and herbs. Bestsellers include the Cucumber Emoji with gin, lemon, and watermelon and the Hand-Crafted Huckleberry blended with blackberry puree, basil,

lemon, and Hennessy. Music is also a large part of the venue’s draw, with themed nights including ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s covers, as well as acoustic acts. “People call [Flagler Village] the new Wynwood, and we think that’s a good comparison,” Stefano says. “All the new residential towers going up in the area is a very promising sign. Those residents will want things to do and places to go that are close to home, and that’s where we come in.”

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Dinosaurs, Accessibility, and Big Plans

As the president and CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Joe Cox is behind a slate of new innovations and programming, including an all-new dinosaur exploration exhibit By Clarissa Buch Photography by Austen Amacker


oe Cox has been fascinated with museums for as long as he can remember. Growing up in London, Cox made it a point to visit every nearby natural history museum. Years later, in 2012, when he landed the role of running America’s second oldest natural history museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, Eco Tarium, Cox believed he had reached the pinnacle of his professional life. “I’ve been in the museum field for my entire career,” he says. “I’m incredibly fortunate to have practically fallen into a career that I love so much.” Then, Cox was asked to become president and CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science in 2018. In doing so, he relocated to South Florida and pledged to revolutionize one of the area’s most prestigious science education centers. In January, Cox welcomed a new exhibit, “Expedition: Dinosaur,” which is rooted in one of his lifelong passions. He also hosted the museum’s first Pride Day—where attendees were invited to learn about the science of rainbows and participate in storytime with drag queens—and has expanded the museum’s footprint in Fort Lauderdale by leading an initiative for MODS to join the “Museums for All” program. “Our mission is to connect people to aspiring science,” Cox explains. “We live in a world where so many exciting and fascinating scientific discoveries and advances are happening every day. Here at the museum, we feel it’s important to make those connections to that science. Whether that’s through the dinosaur exhibit, which encourages children and adults to examine evidence and research, or through Pride Day, which furthers the museum’s accessibility to all visitors.” Looking ahead, Cox is not only focused on 30

MODS’ current landscape but also what the next five to 10 years may hold for the institution. As museums grapple with engaging children, reaching new visitors, and striking a balance between technology and handson activities, Cox is facing these challenges head-on with a slate of innovative experiences and plans. “As an institution, equal access and inclusivity are among the most important factors,” he says. “We want to be open to as many people as possible, and that takes on a whole range of methodologies, including working [within] the community, expanding programming, and leveraging technology. When you look at our exhibits—current and future—we want to create a space with a high level of hands-on interactive experiences paired with technology that kids and adults may otherwise never get to experience.”

As Cox’s “Expedition: Dinosaur,” which runs through May, takes on a life of its own, he admits it’s one of the most exciting exhibits he’s had a hand in creating—and in the span of his career. Cox has had his fair share of major successes, including the fundraising, design, and construction of the science-focused, $25 million, 30,000-squarefoot Golisano Children’s Museum in Naples during his eight-year tenure as executive director from 2004-2012. “With the dinosaur exhibit at MODS, it has allowed me to reinstate my passions for science and exploration on so many levels,” he says. “I’m not the only one. Everyone loves dinosaurs, and this exhibit will surely inspire a new generation. Nothing beats a 2-year-old walking through the museum and looking at a life-size dinosaur for the first time. That’s what makes this all worth it.”

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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca



bn Battuta, a Berber Moroccan scholar known for his travel exploration, once said, “Traveling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” That sentiment is exactly what my two girlfriends and I were hoping to experience during our adventure abroad to Morocco. To help ensure our travels would go smoothly, we looked to Abercrombie & Kent for their expertise. A land of contrasts, Morocco’s magic lies in its depth of history that blends African, Berber, Arab, and European cultures. This harmonious integration is the culmination of epicurean specialties, architecture, and music spawning today’s Morocco. During our girls’ trip, we traveled to Casablanca and the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, and Marrakesh—my favorite. The city is considered the “Pearl of the South” and once was the capital of an empire that stretched from Spain to Senegal. With its ancient medina, the old walled area of the city was fascinating. The


Jemaa el F’na square—designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site—provided nonstop entertainment with snake charmers, fireeaters, fortune tellers, and acrobats. Exploring the souks, or marketplaces, of Marrakesh was amazing. We navigated winding, narrow streets lined with shops selling an array of goods, from jewelry and pottery to leather wares and intricate filigreed lanterns. Sights, sounds, and smells permeated the labyrinth of stalls, each filled with fresh fruits (you have to try the pomegranates!), dates, olives, and spices galore. The colors of coriander, cumin, saffron, turmeric, and cardamom pods laid out before me were mesmerizing. Harissa was the best: a savory paste of garlic, chilies, olive oil, and salt. I was determined to continue this shopping excursion with a mission: I set my sights on searching for the perfect (and most fairly priced) Moroccan bowls to match the Mediterranean blue

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(right) Marrakesh markets dinner plates I inherited from my abound with spices and fruits. mother. My friends and I found (below) The imperial city of some in stunning patterns of indigo, Meknes, a UNESCO World Heriaqua, and bright gold and had them tage site wrapped up to go. (below right) Traveling on Walking to newer parts of Marcamelback is a can’t-miss. rakesh and the district of Gueliz is a distinctly different experience, complete with upscale shops, a designer row, and former palaces converted into posh hotels. It now embodies a trendy, vibrant energy, known for its art galleries, festivals, exhibitions, and famous designers who pop in for runway shows. Incorporated into our stay in Marrakesh was a journey approximately 35 miles south on a narrow road up to the High Atlas mountains. On clear days, you can see Jebel Toubkal’s peak from the city. The winding roads were lined with apple, walnut, and cherry trees rising upward to 5,900 feet. We arrived at a tiny village in the Imlil Valley to visit with a local Berber family, who repeated “Marhaba!” as they invited us into their home. We sampled freshly baked Moroccan flatbread along with local honey, newly harvested walnuts, and sweetened mint tea. Giving us a glimpse into Berber life and customs, this traditional Moroccan greeting is meant to show their warm, welcoming hospitality. From Imlil, we were transported to the world of Sir Richard Branson and his award-winning Kasbah Tamadot, a spectacular 28-suite hotel situated in the Atlas mountains. His parents found the Kasbah and dreamt of turning it into a Moroccan retreat, which Branson later purchased. It is now a part of the Eve Branson Foundation and Virgin Unite, and 98 percent of its employees are locals. Kasbah Tamadot also showcases the work of area artisans at the gift shop. There isn’t a shortage of activities either; options include mule riding, hiking up the mountains, a gorgeous pool for sunbathing, and cooking classes for creating delectable bites of local cuisine. From there, we headed to Fez, which is considered the cultural heart of Morocco. In addition to having the University of Al-Qarawiyyin—regarded as the oldest university in the world—its ancient, ninth-century Fezel-Bali (Old Fez) has been amazingly preserved. In fact, no cars are allowed on the 9,000-plus lanes, alleyways, and souks, where many residents are craftsmen working with bronze, leather, and pottery. We ended with Merzouga and a journey to the desert as our parting adventure. Sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin tent was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the vastness and colors of the dunes of the Saharan Desert are incomprehensible. Camel treks are a must on the Erg Chebbi dunes. Besides the sheer fun of riding a camel, we were provided “cameleers:” bedouins in their native dress who lead visitors into the vastness of sand which seemed to go on forever. Salim, our very own cameleer, took us on a special journey. When we arrived at the dune, he unrolled a ruby red Bedouin rug onto the sand, took what appeared to be a handful of twigs from his sack, and made a small campfire. After, he prepared the ubiquitous Moroccan sweetened tea and served it to us along with warmed walnuts and honey. What’s most surprising in the world’s largest desert is the intense silence, which is deafening but idyllically quiet, magnifying any minute sound to serious clarity. Stargazing became our evening event—we tried to see who could find the Milky Way or spot the next shooting star for the chance of another wish. My wish was already answered. Mystical and enchanting, Morocco was a perfect choice.

Expand your travels Grab lunch at Kasbah Tamadot to sample its Moroccan mezze and the best fish tagine ever. virginlimited edition.com/enkahbah-tamadot.com Take an excursion to Ksar Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once an important stop along caravan routes, which carried salt from the Sahara, returning with gold and ivory. abercrombiekent.com Spend a night at a true oasis in Skoura, L’Ma Lodge, which means water in Arabic. This guest house is set amongst hundreds of palm and fruit trees, and is renowned for its charm and delightful European owners. imalodge.com Jardin Majorelle (Majorelle Gardens) was originally designed in 1924 and is one of the most magical gardens in the world. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, purchased and restored the property, which includes two-and-a-half acres of cacti, exotic plants, trees, paths, pools, and fountains. jardinmajorelle.com Enjoy dinner at Café de la Poste, a centuryold fixture in Marrakesh’s Gueliz district. grandcafedelaposte.com


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t would be easy to make some assumptions about today’s generation. The negative among us will point to the time they spend nose-down in their gadgets, losing their abilities to interact socially and do what we once qualified as anything resembling real work. But doesn’t that access to all of the world’s knowledge have some good? Is it possible that kids who grow up in a world where no answer is out of reach might be smarter than us? To find out, we asked a couple of teachers to tell us their tales of education today. The first teaches preschool at a Catholic institution, and the other is the public school district’s most recent Teacher of the Year winner. Yes, they worry about how technology and a lack of resources affect education nowadays. But what might surprise you—or at least lift your spirits a bit—is how optimistic they are about kids today. Teaching in a Generation with a Natural Affinity for Tech

Kathy Cobb Preschool teacher, St. Anthony Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale


have been teaching preschool for the past 10 years. The decade prior, I taught computer class to pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. My teaching experience at St. Anthony has spanned more than 20 years and continues to challenge me physically, intellectually, and spiritually. There is a significant change in education since I was a child. Kids today are exposed to events on television, social media, and the internet that are beyond their ability to process. Open communication at home is essential, and responsible use of these resources can prepare children as they go out into the world. Kids today still need stability, love, and positive role models in their daily lives. It is the teachers and parents who must ensure responsible use of technology. When it comes down to it, all parents want the same thing for their child. In my experience, they are open to parenting tips and feedback and are very supportive. The biggest challenge today is preparing students to be intrinsically motivated by their achievements and become problem solvers by learning from their mistakes as well as accomplishments. The more teachers and parents allow children ageappropriate independence, the more kids


The biggest challenge today is preparing students to be intrinsically motivated by their achievements and become problem solvers by learning from their mistakes as well as accomplishments.

will feel empowered and self-confident. Even very young children seem to have a natural affinity for iPads, cell phones, and computers. They very quickly pick up how to play games and watch videos on their parents’ devices. Often there is a role reversal, and the child becomes teacher when they are the ones demonstrating how to use apps. We have sufficient resources available to us at St. Anthony School, at all grade levels. The ever-expanding support staff at St. Anthony School is an indicator of responding to the individual needs identified. Because of awareness, different learning styles are accommodated and appropriate teaching methods are implemented. Also, developmental issues are identified and resources made available. If I had a magic wand and could fix problems schools face, what would I do? Ideally, there would be more resources on staff to support students—both the youngest and the oldest—with emotional issues. I really want children to be excited and motivated by their own work. The awards, parent pressure, and competition are not the things that make children love learning. It thrills me personally to see their joy when they figure out a solution on their own and want to learn more. That is the most rewarding part of teaching for me.

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The Balance of Ethics and Always-Connected Gadgets

Kristin Murphy History and Pre-Law teacher, Nova Middle School in Davie


teach the Nova Middle School pre-law program for seventh-grade students who want to participate in mock trials and are willing to handle rigor. As a lawyer teaching a law class, I try to mimic the real-world experience for the kids. As is true with the Florida Bar, I require that my students self-report any school incidences they have outside of my class. For example, if they receive a detention from another teacher, they have to self-report, in writing, in my class. This keeps kids honest and gives them the chance to reflect on their choices. As in the real world, too many self-reports lead to disbarment. Disbarment in my class equates to not being allowed to do mock trials, which the kids really enjoy, so it is an effective punishment. I have a large banner in the front of my classroom that reads, “Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching.” We need to teach our kids to be better people. Respect and honesty are two of the main ways we can do that. I tell students that one of the best things they can carry with them in life is good character. Teaching students about how to live ethically isn’t as easy as it used to be considering their access to the internet. I’m a technology junkie—for holidays, I always tell my husband I want the newest electronic gadget, not jewelry. Technology can be both good and bad in the classroom. It’s good because it allows teachers to use online games and activities to assess knowledge, and it allows students to work together on projects from home. When I was a kid, we didn’t have as many engaging activities in the classroom. Instead, we had regular lectures. Now, when done right, schools can utilize technology to excite more kids. On the other hand, technology costs money, and that money has to come from somewhere. More technology seems to come at the

We need to teach our kids to be better people. Respect and honesty are two of the main ways we can do that. I tell students that one of the best things they can carry with them in life is good character.

expense of tried-and-true programs like home economics, shop class, holiday celebrations, etc. This seems to be due to a lack of necessary funding. I know schools want to do more, but the funding just isn't there, and that’s sad for our kids. Times have changed even for parents. With online grade books, a diligent parent knows every grade the moment it is entered. Last year, I had a parent email me less than one minute after a grade was entered. Her child received an 89 percent on an assignment, and she wanted to know what he missed. Everything is instantaneous. Every parent has the opportunity to monitor their child’s progress in near real-time. That kind of access to grades is indicative of just how much things have changed for this generation, which will leave school with more tech skills than my generation did. They are taking app-building and computer literacy classes, they all know how to type, etc. On the other hand, they are leaving school with less social skills than my generation. As good as technology is, it is drawing kids into alternate realities where their only “friends” are online personas. In school, once they leave the classroom to go to lunch, for example, their phones are out, and their heads are down. Today’s generation will likely find some difficulty with interpersonal skills in the real world. With prior generations, if a kid wanted to know something, they asked a family member or a friend. Now there is less need for actual conversation because kids can simply ask Google, Siri, or Alexa. As a lover of all things technology, I recognize that, as tempting as it is to constantly pick up the phone or newest gadget, it is crucial that we also set time aside for actual face-to-face conversation. Many kids are lacking this very important skill. Kids miss real things happening in front of them because they’re always looking at these things through the lens of their phones. They record everything, missing opportunities to really take things in.

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tylish garments deserve a modern wardrobe where they can be admired, displayed, and cherished, so what started as a one-room redesign turned into a two-phase, three-year journey for DawnElise Hamilton of DawnElise Interiors. Hamilton gutted the 4,200-square-foot home with minimal interference from the client. “She was trusting and gave me so much creative freedom,” Hamilton says of the homeowner. The eclectic, contemporary, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home reflects the owner’s warm and elegant personality and her passion for life and celebrations. Originally from New York, Hamilton has owned her namesake

South Florida–based design firm for nearly two decades. With a degree in art history, Hamilton started her career in museums and then transitioned into restaurant design after she honed in on her talent for visual organization. “I appreciate beautiful things and want to organize them,” she says. “I’m a big picture designer who sees the whole space, is super organized, resourceful, and does what I say I’m going to do.” That must be why her clients keep coming back; 80 percent of her clientele is repeat business. Her design aesthetic—which favors clean lines in uncomplicated, practical spaces—also resonates. Although the client is a prominent figure in the Fort Lauderdale community, Hamilton’s task was to create a stylish but MARCH 2020

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comfortable home for her and her three dogs—a serene space where she could unwind that was also perfectly suited to host delightful festivities. EXTERIOR FRONT The façade and entryway were renovated last year to create a contemporary home with a warm color palette. Hamilton worked with landscape architecture firm Cadence and Mike Sanchez of MS Architects to create and build her vision. The columns were wrapped in stacked stone to give the house texture, while the grey granite driveway pavers give it depth. One of Hamilton’s favorite features of the home is the garage door, which has striking bronze panels created by Australian company Axolotl FL. FOYER A welcoming foyer in gold, taupe, and bronze hues opens up to the living room and tranquil pool views. The porcelain tile floor throughout gives the home a contemporary feel; here, it’s offset by an Angela Adams black and cream wool rug. The foyer’s showpiece is the Davenport mural by Seabrook Wallcovering. The wallpapered accent wall in a green, gold, and black abstract pattern draws the eye in and is complemented by the gold-leaf Lightology Collection chandelier, bronze Arktura console table, and round Corrigan Studio mirror. Adding a sense of airiness to the space, a white Palecek three-dimensional petal art piece made from hand-cut coco wood hangs above the custom-made black tweed bench. LIVING ROOM Flooring planks in a The foyer and living room feature perimeter cove lighting that acts herringbone pattern as a clean source of illumination and makes the Benjamin White createMoore definition. Heron wall paint radiate. The centerpiece of the living room is the redesigned fireplace in polished porcelain and antique brass. Hamilton designed the extended bench underneath it in the same porcelain, accented with plush throw pillows. Lauzon cité dark oak flooring in a herringbone design allows the cream, gold, and taupe furniture pieces to pop while also adding a warm touch to the room.


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Two tables sit on top of the Safavieh area rug in a delicate petal floral wash—a round Palecek gold side table and the Marge Carson infinity coffee table in a gold finish. The custommade lounge chairs in a Bergamo Olympia cream fabric with gold finish pair beautifully with the Dakota Jackson sofa in a Zimmer+Rohde cream Portico satin and chenille fabric. Topped with alabaster lamps from Z Gallerie, the sofa’s three-tier end tables in a brass finish tie in to the fireplace while also pulling from the artworks’ color schemes. “It’s boring for all the art to be the same,” Hamilton says. “I like to mix mediums.” The dramatic Jay Strongwater brass tree accented with Swarovski crystals along with the art over the sofa are from the owner’s personal collection, while the metal and glass wall sculpture near the owner’s piano was designed by Hamilton.


KITCHEN Hamilton blew the walls out to open the kitchen up and make it part of the great room space. She added a pass-through window, which is perfect for catered soirées, and reorganized the layout to make it more functional. Dual-toned cabinets in white oak and wenge complement the beige and brown hues of the Betularie granite countertops. Steps away, the sculptural Tucker Robbins breakfast table is paired with McGuire rattan and caning barrel seat chairs in a gorgeous teal fabric. GREAT ROOM Natural light floods this spacious room that overlooks the pool patio. A perfect place for entertaining, the great room features a seven-seat bar, television, and direct access to the

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kitchen. A custom white oak and wenge cabinet by Noble Wood Works displays the TV, and the lava stone mosaic curved wall opposite the sliding glass doors adds texture and interest to the space. The Thayer Coggin cream leather sectional and Elite Leather Company brown leather Bond lounge chairs form an inviting sitting area. The seats are accented by the round Brownstone Furniture coffee table, custom leather ottomans, unique Pfeifer Studio side tables, and a Safi natural shag rug. In the evenings, a Kenneth Cobonpue floor lamp and Hubbardton Forge linen and cork light pendant light up the room. The refined bar, featuring the same Betularie granite as the kitchen, is highlighted by the stunning wenge wood ceiling treatment and soft cove lighting. GUEST BATHROOM Hamilton turned the cabana bath into the guest bedroom’s en suite bathroom by shifting a few walls and redesigning the layout of the space. Inspired by nature’s brilliant colors, the lustrous curved shower wall and floor were done in two different turquoise and blue glass mosaic patterns from Clad Tile & Stone. The Scarabeo toilet, Newport Brass showerhead, and Elan’s Quell vanity light continue the curved theme of the bathroom. CLOSET Hamilton’s stylish client has a wardrobe collection that needed to be celebrated. The designer created two separate closets—one for clothes and one for accessories. The shoe and purse closet, which was organized and merchandised by NEAT Method, features custom beige cabinetry and shelving that precisely display all the client’s favorite wares. The handknotted Trent Austin Design rug adds a pop of color to the space. MASTER SUITE The light and airy master bedroom evokes a sense of calm, but the neutral color palette doesn’t mean boring. The Jeffrey Michaels embossed wallpaper in a paisley print adds interest behind the Caracole sleigh bed and its sleek chevron design. The Caracole night tables in the same natural Longwood veneer as the bed

McGuire rattan and cane barrel chairs are upholstered in a teal fabric.

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Feathery Donna Karan Home bedding creates a luxe cocoon in the master suite.

hold Currey and Company lamps, while the Vaxcel chandelier made of capiz shells not only illuminates the room but acts as a delicate wind chime when the plantation shutter doors are opened to the pool. The custom bench in an off white Sunbrella fabric sits on a Dunsen Dunsen Slash West Elm wool rug and opposite the geometric Restoration Hardware cabinets that frame the television. Semi-sheer crinkly custom drapes complement the cream Caracole lounge chair in the corner, its raffia ottoman, and the Flokati shag rug. In the master bathroom, an elegant freestanding tub sits under a glowing Corbett Lighting chandelier in iron, glass, and Brazilian crystals.


BACKYARD The home’s entertainment space effortlessly flows out into the pool deck and backyard, which overlooks a serene canal. Hamilton furnished the space using pieces by Paola Lenti, an Italian design house that she had admired for decades and felt would be a good fit for this home. Lenti’s colorful creations add a sense of whimsy to the space, and the ceramic Seasonal Living end tables and lava stone dining table fit perfectly into this vivid playground. To add a few sophisticated touches to the patio, Hamilton utilized oiled ipe wood for the underside of the terrace overhang, installed granite pavers in a geometric pattern, and placed Brown Jordan Fires portable steel firepits in a white finish around the pool.

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atural light lives here. Stepping into the home’s capacious interior, radiating beams float in through the 32 feet of windows and orbiting skylight to caress the open living area. Here, an airy sense of sophistication embraces the home. Working with an expansive space of nearly 12,000 square feet, Equilibrium Interior Design Inc. of Equilibrium Group found a delicate balance in creating a modern

dwelling that feels welcoming and warm, and features a fluid floor plan throughout the three-story residence. When discerning homeowners in Fort Lauderdale’s Harbor Beach neighborhood need a designer proficient in high-end construction and design, they turn to Voytek Faber, founder and president of Equilibrium. He says about 95 percent of his new clients are word-of-mouth referrals. MARCH 2020

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The great room’s BalineseFlooring planks in a tables sit atop a handmade herringbone pattern silk Turkish rug. create definition.

“You work hard for it, but then are blessed to work with amazing clients,” he says. “When you work with a good client you want to do better for them.” Faber’s Isla Bahia client was looking to simply renovate his kitchen when the introduction happened through his contractor. The plan quickly transformed into a nearly two-and-a-half-year project, during which time the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom (plus two powder baths) home was completely gutted to the bare concrete and reassembled piece by piece. Bringing this grand home into our current decade was a masterful feat. Faber replaced dark, rich woods and a dated design aesthetic with clean, classic lines and a bright, modern design. The home’s foyer leads the eye to several beautiful elements, like the striking 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster basking in the sunlight underneath a floating white oak staircase. Movingui columns brace the second- and third-floor balconies that feature Starphire glass and polished nickel. Limestone-like porcelain floors spread out through the home and to the pool deck, giving the space a more fluid feel. The foyer also acts as a gallery of sorts, with the home’s spectacular art collection beginning to unfold here, anchored by a towering piece by Hessam Abrishami. Because the work was original to the home and too big to remove before the remodel began, Faber built a retaining case around the hanging art to protect it. The piece, which is reminiscent of Chagall, floats over a natural tree root– turned–console table from North Carolina. Faber embraced the great room’s soaring 38-foot ceilings and chose a Vibia custom chandelier that descends three stories to fill the space. The interesting yet simple fixture doesn’t overpower the views, but rather spotlights the gorgeous Balinese tables. Equilibrium Home Studio’s custom-made sofas upholstered in a free-flowing, off-white Larsen fabric sit on top of a handmade silk Turkish rug the client purchased during his travels. Overlooking the pool and to the left of the living room is the dining room and kitchen. The rippled eucalyptus custom table is surrounded by the owner’s chairs that Faber reupholstered in an off-white stingray pattern. Catty-corner to the dining room is the kitchen. It was expanded to include two sitting bar areas with butcher block countertops paired with merlot leather Costantini Pietro stools and a spacious island. A true chef ’s kitchen, it features Miele appliances with a sculptural polished nickel hood and

gas range that overlook a peaceful orchid garden. For those precious and extra special family heirlooms, Faber created a custom glass and polished nickel display case. The residence, built to entertain, features two bars. The firstfloor bar is part of the great room and features a 450-gallon aquarium, sunk-in bar, and 200-bottle walk-in wine cellar. Faber used Italian blue granite slabs, purchased during one of the client’s voyages, for the bar’s countertops with movingui honey-colored panels. The second-floor bar has a less loungy feel and more of a bar atmosphere with a full-height bar that sits next to a billiard table and overlooks the calming water. Faber used the same Italian blue granite and movingui honey-colored panels here as well. Located off the first-floor bar is the home’s state-of-the-art theater. There’s a noticeable difference in the sound level inside

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thanks to the elaborate wall panels clad in a navy blue woven silk. With eight plush, navy blue leather recliners, an additional four bar stools in the back, and a 144-inch screen, this theater is equipped to host plenty of game day celebrations and movie premiere parties. In the three guest rooms, Faber used different materials and design elements. He pulled in the same Italian blue granite from the first-floor bar for the adjacent cabana bathroom’s counters and shower, and paired it with dolomite floors and rift-cut white oak cabinets. A half bathroom tucked away near the laundry 52

room is showstopping. The dramatic Scandalous marble from Marble of the World in white with gold, black, green, and blue undulating waves is framed by white dolomite from Naturali Stone. For the third-floor en suite guest bathroom, Faber used a calacatta bluette marble from Marble of the World for the vanity top and walls, and paired it with a white dolomite tile and riftcut white oak cabinets. MASTER SUITE The glass-enclosed commercial elevator located off the great

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room leads up to the second-floor master suite. One of the room’s most striking features, the movingui mezzanine library floating above the bed was created to take advantage of the room’s sweeping 22-foot ceilings. The bed, custom made by EHS, is upholstered in a Duralee chenille-like fabric. It sits in between extra-long nightstands made of rippled eucalyptus and topped off with Calacatta Borghini marble and Ralph Lauren MARCH 2020

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The bathroom boasts separate his and hers water closets with integrated ultra-luxe Toto Neorest toilets.

lamps. Faber used the same taupe and gold marble to create the room’s striking fireplace, which picks up the warm hues of the white oak floor. He also added cream wall panels behind the bed for acoustic purposes. Handmade silk Turkish rugs add pops of color throughout the space. In the sitting area, the sofa is custom made by EHS in a cream Turkish fabric; the sculptural coffee table is from the client’s collection. The master bathroom features Ralph Lauren light fixtures, custom movingui cabinets with plenty of storage, a double sink, and a separate makeup vanity. Porcelain walls and flooring lead to the sizeable shower and freestanding tub. Through the bathroom, large his and hers walk-in closets set the stage for a luxurious wardrobe and shoe collection with custom shelving and brushed white oak floors. BACKYARD Faber transformed the pool deck into an extension of the interior with the same limestone-like porcelain floors plus an alluring new pool and posh patio furniture. The infinity pool features beautiful Italian glass tile that elevates its sleek design. Couture Jardin white metal furniture complements the pool with its blue cushions highlighting the nautical theme. Continuing the home’s clean lines, rich ipe wood accentuates the sharp balcony overhangs and dock. Faber also wanted to limit the water-view obstruction and make the dock more spacious, so he removed every other post.


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EDUCATION GUIDE The following section presents helpful information provided by prominent private schools in Martin, Palm Beach, and Broward counties. All listings include a brief synopsis of the schools’ achievements, curriculum highlights, and many more important details all families look for when choosing the best school for their children. Segmented by the primary regions in South Florida, this section is designed to help you make informed decisions at a glance.


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-Grades: PK3 - 12th -Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $11,800 - $31,550 -Students: 1,062 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1 11000 Ellison Wilson Rd. North Palm Beach, FL 33408 561.472.3451 thebenjaminschool.org

At The Benjamin School, we see a multitude of talents in each child and join with parents to discover, nurture, apply and celebrate each student’s unique gifts. Beginning with our 3-year-old program and continuing through Upper School, we offer a wide range of possibilities for students across broad horizons. In addition to our strong academic program, the School encourages involvement in the visual, performing and creative arts and in a robust athletic program. Each year, 100% of our seniors are accepted into many of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL -Grades: 9th - 12th -Denomination: Catholic -Tuition Range: $15,000 - $16,000 -Students: 540 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 25:1 512 Spencer Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.683.6266 cardinalnewman.com

Established in 1961, CNHS is a coed college-prep Catholic high school attracting students of all faiths from Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Students may choose to challenge themselves in the International Baccalaureate Degree Program, Advanced Placement courses, Honors classes and College-Prep classes. Challenged to continue the winning CNHS tradition, athletes participate in 15 sports. Students are exposed to a sense of religious values and family life that guides their lives long after graduation. The school mission is to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

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

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

JUPITER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL -Grades: PK2 - 12th -Denomination: Non-denominational -Tuition Range: $9,830-$14,415 -Students: 900 -Student-Teacher Ratio: Upper: 10:1, Lower: 8:1, East - PK2-1st: 6:1

With 57 years of excellence in education, Jupiter Christian School (PK2-12) provides a Christ-centered academic program delivered by 21st century educators in a safe and nurturing environment. A leader in early learning, the East Campus (PK2-1st) is located just 1 mile from the West Campus. Classrooms with small group interaction and differentiated learning allow students in the Lower School (2nd-6th grade) to excel, while the Upper School prepares them for their post-secondary pursuits academically, socially, and spiritually.

West Campus: 700 S. Delaware Blvd. • 561.746.7800 East Campus: 125 South Pennock Lane • 561.972.4521 jupiterchristian.org

EXPERIENCE THE MEYER PREP DIFFERENCE! Now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year including our NEW Junior K Program! • 100% of Meyer Prep students are accepted into their first-choice high schools including: Suncoast, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Oxbridge Academy, William T. Dwyer IB Programme, American Heritage, and The Pine School. • International Baccalaureate Middle School • Advanced Dual Curriculum, Individualized Learning and Personal Growth • 3 High-Tech Innovation Labs, where Students Learn Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing, Engineering and Design • Outstanding Performing Arts and Athletics

Inside and outside the classroom, we motivate, challenge and support each student to set and achieve individual goals.

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Natalie Barak at 561- 238-9008.

5225 Hood Road • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 • 561.686.6520 • meyerprep.org

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BUILDING LIFE’S CHAMPIONS College Preparatory Classes offered including Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment & International Baccalaureate Courses, 22 Championship Athletic Teams

MISSION To educate the whole person: spirit, mind, and body, and to help all students develop their God-given talents according to the gospel values of Jesus Christ. 512 Spencer Drive, West Palm Beach 33409 • cardinalnewman.com • 561.683.6266

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-Grades: Junior K - 8th -Denomination: Jewish -Tuition Range: $14,000 -$22,700 -Students: 120 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

-Grades: 9th - 12th -Denomination: Nonsectarian -Tuition Range: $34,800 -Students: 500 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1

5225 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561.686.6520 meyerprep.org

Meyer Preparatory School is a state-of-the-art Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade college preparatory and IB Jewish day school serving Greater Palm Beach. Combining academic rigor in general and Judaic Studies with top-notch arts and sports programming, Meyer Prep prepares students for lifelong achievement. Our school aims to use the Jewish ethos of hard work and study to produce graduates of the highest caliber, accepted to the most prestigious high schools and institutes of higher education.

3151 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.972.9826 oapb.org/visit

Oxbridge Academy fosters personal discovery through guided choice within a broad, deep and custom curriculum. Our expert faculty, of whom 77% have advanced degrees, are committed to help students build the skills and confidence they need to succeed at Oxbridge and beyond. 100% of graduates are accepted to colleges and universities, including the Ivy League schools. Signature programs include Aviation, Cambridge Scholars and Independent Field Research. Over 175 honors classes, honors seminars and electives are offered. A debate team, 22 varsity teams and 40+ clubs are available. Tuition package includes meals, textbooks, learning support services and college counseling services. Financial aid available.



-Grades: PK2 - 9th -Denomination: Non-secular -Tuition Range: $13,940 - $33,530

-Grades: PreK - 8th -Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $23,960 to $32,330 -Students: 2,664 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1

(need-based financial assistance available for Grades K-9)

-Students: 402 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1 PK2 - 3rd: 1901 S. Flagler Dr. 4th - 9th: 241 Seaview Ave. 561.655.1188 pbday.org

Celebrating its 100th year in the ’20-’21 school year, Palm Beach Day Academy is a top-ranked, co-ed day school that expects and honors personal effort, genuine achievement, and thoughtful character from its students. PBDA prioritizes exceptional teaching in order to create a personalized path for each student. Teachers are committed to finding the proper balance of nurturing support and challenging academics for each student. 98% of PBDA graduates are accepted into their 1st choice secondary school. PBDA is located on two campuses 1.3 miles apart in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.

True to tradition and inspired by innovation, Pine Crest School offers a research-based, challenging curriculum complemented by arts and athletics. We believe that building social and emotional competencies in a safe, secure, and inclusive learning environment is fundamental to our students’ success. Pine Crest classrooms foster creativity and innovation, giving students opportunities to practice ethical thought leadership and to become curious, adaptable learners. Our goal is to send our graduates out into the world leaders who know their strengths 2700 St. Andrews Boulevard as and who have the courage to challenge Boca Raton, FL, 33434 norms, break barriers, and move forward with confidence. #PCFutureReady 561.852.2800




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1501 NE 62nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 954.492.4100 pinecrest.edu

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

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

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

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

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



-Grades: 6 weeks - 8th -Denomination: LCMS Lutheran -Tuition Range: $3,927 - $11,874 -Students: 256 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1

-Grades: Early Childhood - 8th -Denomination: Catholic -Tuition Range: $9,947 - $19,025 -Students: 385 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

2450 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996 772.286.0932 redeemerstuart.com

Top ten reasons to become a RAM! 10. Sports teams for grades 4-8 and everyone plays. 9. Innovative technology. Google and Apple school. 8. K-8 Makerspace, Robotics and Coding programs. 7. Drama productions include every student. 6. Mission based and educational field trips. 5. Chapel services every week for students and their families. 4. Certified and experienced teachers with a passion for creative curriculum. 3. Fabulous preschool program for infants to VPK. 2. Emphasis on character and our community. 1. Preparing Christian leaders for today, tomorrow and years to come.

Offering an accelerated education, starting in our Early Childhood Montessori Program (12 months-5 years) and through the Lower School (K-4th) and Middle School (5th-8th), Rosarian Academy has been committed to educating the whole person for life for 95 years. We foster each student’s unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs at every developmental stage. Known for academic excellence, a welcoming faith-centered community, and small class sizes, Rosarian’s curriculum is enhanced with unsurpassed athletic and fine arts programs and meaningful service opportunities. STEM, coding, art, drama, 807 North Flagler Dr. Spanish, and music theory begin in kinderWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 garten. Bus service is offered throughout Palm Beach County. Conveniently located 561.345.3106 to downtown West Palm Beach. rosarian.org

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-Grades: PreK - 12th -Denomination: Independent -Tuition Range: $23,960 to $35,150 -Students: 2,664 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1


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

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


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ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL -Grades: PK2 - 8th -Denomination: Episcopal -Tuition Range: $5,778 - $17,787 -Students: 462 -Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1

St. Mark’s offers a safe and welcoming community for children of all faiths. Educators cultivate the best in each child through nurture and challenge. Students are provided with a balanced exposure to enriched core academics as well as innovation in its new STEM SmartLab. Additionally, world languages, fine and performing arts, athletics, and service learning opportunities are an essential part of St. Mark’s program. A deep commitment to helping others, both in and out of school, and serving the wider community provides the cornerstone 3395 Burns Road for character development. A robust Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 after school program helps students build on their individual interests. 561.622.1504 Tours offered daily by appointment. stmarkspbg.org

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Welcome to Paradise! LITTLE HARBOR ESTATES DEERFIELD BEACH Almost 3/4 of an 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 $5,500,000.

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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OFFERED AT $784,900.

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Billy’s Stone Crab 400 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood 954.923.2300 Crabs.com

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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.

$ < $15

Angelo Elia Pizza,

Bar & Tapas

4215 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.561.7300 AngeloEliaPizza.com $$ L D H

Angelo’s has a menu featuring tapas, smaller portions of familiar Italian favorites and cheese plates.

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 boasting American steaks, burgers, fresh seafood, pastas and salads.

$$ $15-25 $$$ > $25

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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 complement 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.

Bravo Ristorante 1515 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.9441 BravoItaliano.com $$ L D

Bravo Italiano has a large menu offering a selection of pastas and other entrees.

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 restaurant-café-market-bar that 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

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menu perfect for lunch or dinner.

authentic Mexican cuisine since 1979.

California Pizza Kitchen

Casablanca Cafe

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.

Cantina Laredo 501 Silks Run Road Hallandale Beach 954.457.7662 CantinaLaredo.com

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

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Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere.

$$$ 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.

Canyon 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 dryaged steaks, fresh seafood and wine off of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence’s wine list.

Carlos & Pepe’s 1302 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.467.8335 CarlosAndPepesFL. com

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

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This traditional MexicanAmerican restaurant with a warm tone has been serving

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2400 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.712.0580 chimasteakhouse. com



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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

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

Christina serves the Chinese staples along with unorthodox dishes, and sunset specials with feasible rates.

The restaurant serves mouthwatering and authentic Thai dishes, along with a sublime array of sushi, sashimi and specialty rolls.


Coco Pazzo

Atlantic Hotel & Spa 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.567.8070 eatcoastal.com

2724 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 754.265.7116

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Coastal, the new flagship restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, presents Italian-inspired cuisine with oceanfront views. The restaurant serves daily breakfast, lunch, dinner

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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.


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.

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 dry-aged stockyard beef,

Like the name suggests, this one’s a classic Florida diner offering a huge menu with breakfast being a big hit with the locals.

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. 4300 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.492.5552 ferdos-grill.jimdosite. com

The Foxy Brown 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.

$$ L D H

Fresh First

Ferdo’s Grill offers lamb, beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes with with belly-dancing performances happening every Saturday.

1637 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.763.3344 FreshFirst.com

Floridian Restaurant

1410 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Brewery Craft Food Counter & Kitchen

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Eduardo De San Angel

Ferdo’s Grill

Funky Buddha

Fort Lauderdale 954.463.4041

Cabassi Wagyu beef and fresh seafood.

1201 NE 38th St. Oakland Park 954.440.0046 FunkyBuddha Brewery.com $ L D

South Florida’s largest craft brewery now has its own inhouse kitchen where it serves locally sourced, made-fromscratch 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

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Dine out 100% gluten free at this restaurant that doesn’t use corn, peanut oil or GMOs.

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.

Restaurant, Lounge, & Polynesian Show PRIME STEAKS • FRESH SEAFOOD • ASIAN CUISINE

Voted #1 TikiBar/Restaurant in the World by Critiki South Florida’s Most Unique Dining Experience With Award-Winning Cuisine Call or visit our website for reservations, menus, and more.

3599 N. Federal Hwy. (US 1) Fort Lauderdale

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Global Grille

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

Enjoy beautifully plated creations served in a mid-century designed space in Victoria Park.

Greek Islands Taverna 3300 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.5505 GreekIslands Taverna.com $$ L D H

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 sports-barmeets-urban-pub atmosphere.

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.

This restaurant serves all the staples of a Greek diet such as lamb chops and ribs, tzaziki, octopus and hummus.

The Historic Downtowner

Green Bar Kitchen

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La Bamba III

If you love watching sports with drinks accompanied by chicken wings and a variety of sauces, then make your way to this restaurant.

4245 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.568.5662 LaBamba123.com

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.

Grille 401 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.767.0222 Grille401.com $$$ L D H

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

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10 S. New River Dr. E. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.9800 TheHistoric Downtowner.com

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.

Ilios Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.2222 Hilton.com $$$ B L D

Located on the sixth

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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


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Set in the iconic space that once housed Jackson’s Steakhouse, this modern seafood restaurant has brought the famous Las Olas address into the 21st century.

Mai-Kai 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.

Mario’s Catalina Restaurant 1611 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.563.4141 $$$ L D H

954.524.1800 IlMulinoFL.com

Fort Lauderdale 954.565.5877 PFChangs.com

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Enjoy a fusion of exquisite Chinese cuisine set in an upscale dining area.

Naked Crab

Seafood & Grill

1140 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.564.1000 NakedCrabFL.com $$$ B L D H

Noodles Panini

Pizza Craft

821 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.462.1514 NoodlesPanini.com $$ L D H

Marti’s New

Ocean 2000

201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.660.6333 BrowardCenter.org

Pelican Grand Beach Resort 2000 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.556.7667 PelicanBeach.com

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

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.

Il Mulino Cucina Italiana 1800 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale

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Pelican Landing Hyatt Regency Pier 66 2301 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.909.2147 Pelican-Landing.com $$ L 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.

2418 E. Sunrise Blvd. WINE/ BEER


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This neighborhood pizzeria features wood burning masterpieces of “00” flour, imported tomatoes, homemade mozzarella and local and seasonal produce. 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.851.1015 RainforestCafe.com

This restaurant devotes itself to the fine combination of great mixology and superior regional cooking.

China Bistro

330 Himmarshee St. Fort Lauderdale 954.616.8028 pizzacraftpizzeria. com

Rainforest Café

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P.F. Chang’s

400 SW Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.761.3500 PirateRepublicBar. com

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.

For casual dining, head to Noodles Panini for fresh European sandwiches, pastas, salads and homemade desserts.

$$ Br D

Pirate Republic

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Locals and visitors can relish all things surf or turf, pairing the finest prime steaks with the freshest seafood and highest quality ingredients in a picturesque, beachside setting.

Romantic ambiance invites you to this Old-World Cuban home-style restaurant, with a bar and table seating. River Bistro

$$$ L D

Find traditional Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere and try the garlic rolls and stuffed-bread original recipes.

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. VEGAN FRIENDLY


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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.

ROK:BRGR 208 SW Second St. Fort Lauderdale 954.525.7656 RokBrgr.com $ L D H

ROK:BRGR’s gourmet burgers pack a serious punch, made with certified Black Angus beef and creative toppings.

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.

Scolapasta Bistro 3358 NE 33rd Street Fort Lauderdale 954.652.1185 ScolapastaBistro.com $$ D

Farm to table Italian Bistro, using only organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, freerange poultry, and heirloom organic flour in home made pasta.

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.

The Royal Pig Pub

Serafina Trattoria Italiana

350 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.617.7447 RoyalPigPub.com

926 NE 20th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.463.2566 SeraByTheWater.com

& Kitchen

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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.

$ < $15

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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.

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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 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.414.5100 conradfort lauderdale.com $$ L D

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the resort’s Sky Deck, Spinnaker Pool Grill offers Mediterranean shared plates and refreshing popsicles for a poolside lunch.

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


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 501 Silks Run Ste.1130 Hallandale 954.457.3920 3Forks.com $$$ D

III Forks Prime Steakhouse offers a sophisticated clublike ambiance with an elegant bar and lounge.

Tower Club 100 SE Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.764.8550 ClubCorp.com/Clubs/ Tower-Club-Ft-

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Lauderdale $$$ B L D

If you want a panoramic view of downtown Fort Lauderdale, then dine at this private club located on top of the Regions bank building.

offers a mix of American and Caribbean cuisines with a side of live music.

Blue Moon Fish Co.

4405 W. Tradewinds Ave. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea 954.267.9888 BlueMoonFishCo.com $$$ Br L D

Truluck’s 2584 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.396.5656 Trulucks.com $$$ D H

The dining experience at Truluck’s matches the highend 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.

Enjoy the Intracoastal view outdoors or move indoors for a candlelit experience, underwater thematic decor and privacy.

Sea Watch on the Ocean

6002 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.781.2200 SeaWatchOnThe Ocean.com $$ L D H

For more than 40 years, spectacular ocean views have complemented the intimate ambiance and delectable seafood cuisine at this special dining place. WILTON MANORS

The Alchemist

Yolo 333 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.523.1000 YOLOrestaurant.com $$ Br L D H

YOLO is the ultimate triad in dining: a restaurant, lounge and outside patio area (accented with a fire pit courtyard).

YOT Bar & Kitchen 2015 SW 20th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.953.9000 YOTLMC.COM @yotlmc

2430 NE 13th Ave. Wilton Manors 954.673.4614 TheAlchemist.cafe $$ B L D

Enjoy sipping signature roasted coffees and custom blended teas while nestling into tranquil gardens within a gated artists community.

Rosie’s Bar & Grill 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 954.563.0123 RosiesBng.com $$ L D H

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The most desirable destination. Great food, drinks and fun.. anytide!

If you love pairing burgers with a chilled beer, this hip restaurant is for you.


Stork’s Café and Bakery

Aruba Beach Café 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 WINE/ BEER


2505 NE 15th Ave. Wilton Manors 954.567.3220 StorksBakery.com $$ B L D

Right in the heart of Wilton Manors is this coffee house plus bakery—an ideal place for those with a sweet tooth.



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Mastro’s Ocean Club

Luxurious dining complete with sparkling wine and waterfront views By Megan Ayscue | Photography by Mastro’s Ocean Club


ituated along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale stands tall Mastro’s Ocean Club, a luxury restaurant with decadent dishes led by executive chef Chi Chan. While the interior sports a grey-and-black theme accented by red LED lighting, large windows provide bright, tranquil views of the waterway and patio seating. The restaurant is revered for its fish and steak selections, so opt to start with an appetizer of crab or shrimp. The sautéed sea scallops, with their smoky exterior and soft, supple interior, pair nicely with the Parmesan and tomatoes. At the bar, the restaurant’s new Luxury Hour (Sunday to Thursday) offers a tempting treat of $1 oysters on the half-shell, among other bites. For a dramatic flair, the 2-foot-tall seafood tower filled with fresh, chilled shellfish overflows with smoke as warm water is poured over dry ice. Along with appetizers come the drinks, and the Luxury Hour offers concoctions such as Frosé All Day with Rocca Sveva Rosé, Bacardi Grapefruit Rum, Perricone Lem-

onade, and a splash of Monin Peach Pureé served frozen in a wine glass with a slice of grapefruit and mint. There’s also the Rosa Margarita featuring Código 1530 Rosa Tequila, triple sec, and a splash of Go-Go juice (a mix of fresh lemon, lime, and pink grapefruit juice) served over ice with a sea salt rim and grapefruit garnish. After sipping cocktails and watching yachts drift by, entrees are in order. For true decadence, Mastro’s offers wagyu and other exclusive meats carved tableside—an experience that’s hard to pass up. The center-cut filet is cooked to order with a crisp char and melt-in-your-mouth insides. Flaky fillets of fish are bountiful as well, including bass, grouper, swordfish, and salmon. Pair them with succulent and savory lobster mashed potatoes and crispy roasted brussels sprouts, which are brought out in a cast-iron skillet. Save room for dessert to indulge in the must-have Signature Warm Butter Cake. Topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, the soft and scrumptious cake warms the mouth and soul.

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We asked these MASTER BROKERS... Which “up and coming” Broward neighborhood will be the spot everyone wants to live in five years, and why? Danielle DiLenge

Gary Lanham


Keep your eyes on Middle River Terrace, the area bordered on the north by the south shore of the South Fork of the Middle River, on the east by the Florida East Coast Railway abutment, on the south by the north side of Sunrise Boulevard and on the west by NE 4th Avenue. The South Middle River Terrace area, discovered by the LGBT community, Millennials, and Boomers will continue to thrive. A stone’s throw away from Wilton Manors and the newly proposed 30-story towers at Searstown, Middle River Terrace continues its good ‘vibe’ of restaurants, art galleries, and microbreweries. The rhythm will continue in this active pedestrian community. As more couples continue to move in and have children, expect Middle River Terrace Park to grow its activities while good things continue to happen at Sunrise Middle School because of these ‘new kids on the block.’

Michele Hale


I believe Pompano Beach is the new Up and Coming city as they are in full swing with their revitalization plan. Beautiful beach front restaurants are popping up and will attract many new buyers to the area. I work with many buyers from out of state and the most requested “must haves” are walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Pompano Beach is a great buy as it will continue to increase in value as the improvements continue.


Sailboat Bend in Fort Lauderdale is on the rise as a HOT up and coming neighborhood in Broward County. The community is quaint, has a great walkability factor, is close to the Brightline Train and has easy access to highways. The historic homes in this community are being revamped and many young professionals are moving into the neighborhood. With no shortage of things to do in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sailboat Bend is an easy choice to be in the center of it all.

Robert G MacKilligan


In five years the town of Davie will be unrecognizable. Just in the downtown area of Davie, there are presently six approved condo buildings that are under construction with hundreds of condos that will be available to purchase in 2020. This does not include the New Lennar town home community of 180 new homes, that are already 70% Sold Out. Prices begin in the $350,000’s. This community consists of 28 beautiful acres with an oversized lake, tot lot, walking/running trails, swimming pool & cabana. Five spacious two and three bedroom floor plans that include one and two car garages. You can even see the new Hard Rock Guitar Hotel from this community. This community is less than 10 miles from Las Olas Blvd. and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport.

Joe Ando

John Beauchamp



Bal Harbour, a hidden neighborhood east of Federal Highway/US 1 just north of Sunrise Boulevard. Small original homes, updated/renovated homes and large new construction homes make up this neighborhood with something to offer everyone. Surrounded by the wide and meandering Middle River many of the homes have wide river views and dockage. Close to everything one may walk to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Shake Shack, Sage and many more restaurants plus every kind of shopping.

Although already “up”, I feel we will see more people wanting to live in the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale. It is amazing to see all of the new construction in motion. It is even more amazing to see the amount of new restaurants, shops and nightlife hotspots that have opened - all within walking distance of each other. I think these new businesses and hotspots are preparing for the consumers who are going to occupy these high rises.

Sherri Pfefer


Rose Sklar


The up and coming Broward neighborhood to watch is Parkland, Florida. Not only is it well maintained and secure, it is home to multiple parks, bike trails, lots of local farms which provide fresh produce, great shopping and places to eat. There are home choices for all ages and price ranges, including 55 and over communities. It will continue to be rated one of the Best Places to live in Florida.

With the redevelopment plans east of the railroad in areas such as Progresso Village, Sistrunk and even Tarpon River, coupled with the low tax opportunities, these neighborhoods could very well be on the five-year, up-and-coming neighborhood watch list. Millions of dollars are currently being invested to bring affordable housing to these areas along with incentives to assist property owners and businesses with new construction projects. We’ve already seen the growth in Flagler Village -- it’s exciting to see the expansion go a little further.

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Your guide to upcoming, must-attend philanthropy events MARCH 6 Brandi Carlile comes to Hard Rock Live; 8:30 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood; tickets from $31.50; myhrl.com MARCH 6 Gold Coast Jazz Society’s The Spread Before the Jam; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; ArtServe; $30; goldcoastjazz.org MARCH 7 VCA Animal Hospitals Walk for the Animals; 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk begins; Huizenga Plaza; receive an official Walk T-shirt if you raise $150; humanebroward.com MARCH 8 JARC’s Gala; 6 p.m.; Boca West Country Club; $250; jarcfl.org MARCH 9 Leadership Dinner and Dedication; 5:30 p.m.; Boca Raton Museum of Art; by invitation to Leadership Fund Donors; bocamuseum.org MARCH 10 Funding Arts Broward’s FAB! Spring Luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; $55; fundingartsbroward.org

MARCH 12 Pinion Go Bragh; 5 p.m.; Stout Bar & Grill; $50; pinioninc.com

MARCH 21 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival; South Beach Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach; $25; floridaaidswalk.org

MARCH 14 Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s DEX Imaging Ranch Roam; 6 p.m. to midnight; “Alligator” Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch; $250; bgcbc.org MARCH 14 Light of the World Clinic’s Community Health Expo; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall; free; freehealthexpo.org MARCH 14 The Opera Society’s Holland America Luncheon; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Port Everglades; $75, $100 VIP; theoperasociety.org MARCH 14 “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” ThirtyFifth Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens; 7:30 p.m.; Coral Springs Center for the Arts; tickets from $49.50; thecentercs.com MARCH 18-22 Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival; Broward County; ticket prices vary; gflfoodwine.com

MARCH 23 Blue Martini Golf Invitational; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fort Lauderdale Country Club; $400; apromtoremember.org

March 18 Harry Connick Jr. will perform songs from ‘True Love,’ as well as classics from his career at The Broward Center.

MARCH 18 Harry Connick Jr. “True Love”: An Intimate Performance; 8 p.m.; Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts; tickets from $55; browardcenter.org MARCH 21 Feeding South Florida’s Outrun Hunger 5K; 6:45-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk at Charnow Park; tickets from $30; feedingsouthflorida.org MARCH 21 FemAle Brew Fest; 1-6 p.m.; Dania Pointe; tickets from $35; femalebrewfest.com

MARCH 24-26 Fundraising for Impact Summit; times vary, begins at 8:30 a.m.; Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa; tickets from $995; events.unitedway.org MARCH 27 Henderson Behavioral Health’s Henderson Celebration Luncheon; 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; MS Rotterdam berthed at Port Everglades; $65; hendersonbh.org MARCH 27 Historic Stranahan House Museum’s Pineapple Jam; 6 p.m.; Historic Stranahan House Museum; $150; stranahanhouse.org MARCH 31 History Fort Lauderdale’s History Makers; 6 p.m.; New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale; $100; historyfortlauderdale.org

Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact the individual organization for the most up-to-date information.

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NAT IO NA L A D O P T IO N DAY C E R E M O N Y THE CAUSE: ChildNet, with other child welfare agencies and local stakeholders, created a National Adoption Day ceremony where 57 foster children had their adoptions finalized and officially joined their forever families. The event included a continental breakfast and a morning of fun. Photos by Downtown Photo 1








1. Larry Rein and John Bowman 2. Howard Talenfeld, Larry Rein, and Sigrid McCawley 3. Melida Akiti and Cindy Arenberg Seltzer 4. Stacy Schulman, Brandon Schulman, and Jose Izquierdo 5. Jeffrey Levenson, Onajhee McGriff and Terrence McGriff 6. Zandra Way, Zara Moody, Sara Goodrum, and Evelyn Peter 7. Saundra Strickland Wells, Miles Wells, Dane Johnson, Alexander Johnson-Wells, and Carol-Lisa Phillips 8. Hope Bristol, Tia Stokes, Tanisha and Roderick Stokes, and Quentin Stokes


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T H E G O L D C OA S T M A S T E R B R O K E R S F O RUM K IC K O F F THE CAUSE: The Gold Coast Master Brokers Forum held a kick-off reception for more than 70 members at Pillars Hotel. At the event, guests enjoyed snacks and refreshments as they reconnected after a busy holiday season. Photos by Dream Focus Photography 1








1. Bill Hahne, Holly Hickman, and Walk Blackburn 2. Carolyn Block Ellert, Tom Schon, and Sharon Podwol 3. Dawn Elias and Denise Gobin 4. Jack Clark, Sandy Tagliamonte, Marisa DiLenge, and Tim Singer 5. Kent McIntyre, Joann Edwards, and Jack Clark 6. Rose Sklar and Barbara Wall 7. Ron Lennen, Liz Caldwell, Mike Brunnberg, Terri Bersach, and Laurie Spector 8. Tom Schon, Ryan Love, Carolyn Block Ellert, Barbara Wall, Jose Gomes, and Mike Kimmey

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More than 500 volunteers attended The Broward Center for the Performing Artsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appreciation dinner, presented by Florida Blue. The event honored nearly 800 volunteers who donated 130,000 hours of community service during the past season to the Broward Center and its affiliate venues. Photos by Downtown Photo






1. Leslie Hammer and Gale Jennings 2. Bob and Marlene Newman with Linda Ciasca 3. Karen Russo and Rob Horton 4. Jean and Tony Dorto 5. Ike Collado, Helen Lea, and Jack Sanders 6. Helen and Steve Sax with Arlene Maisus 7. Marlene Guyton, Bobbi Morgan, and Irene Luis 8. Bonnie Repetti and Daisy Kinsler


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Legal Aid Programs of Broward Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser raised more than $88,000. More than 360 guests joined the event at Signature Grand to honor Howard Finkelstein, a Broward County Public Defender. Photos by Downtown Photo 5




1. James Heaton and Pat Morris 2. Tony Karrat, Howard Finkelstein, and Jeffery Wank 3. Brian Entin, Patrice Paldino, Howard Finkelstein, Tony Karrat, and Jeff Wank 4. Louis Reinstein and Jeff Wank 5. Jerry Butler and Stacie Schmerling 6. Chad Van Horn and Gabriella Perez 7. Jordan Smiler, Christine Marici, and Jeff Klink 8. Carlos Sandoval, Carla Roundtree, and Michael Rajtar

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TA S T E O F T H E N E IG H B O R HO O D THE CAUSE: RIVA Residences hosted Taste of the Neighborhood for owners, brokers, and potential buyers. The exclusive event featured cocktails and light bites from local Fort Lauderdale spots such as The Capital Grille, Rank & File Social Club, The PopCycle Bar, and Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homegrown. Photos by Jose Larrotta 1








1. Shelia Melton and Khyllah Melton 2. Lily Jeppesen and Mindy Schechter 3. Allyson Massey, Paige Massey, and Maryjoe Nardone 4. Linda Lapping, Steve Gerben, Patti Williams, and Silvia Schencker 5. Rodrigo Alban and David Demicoli 6. Guillaume Millot and Amanda Ferrier 7. Bob Buckley, Steven Gerben, Al Lapping, and Stan Kinney 8. Helga Stumpf, Bob Wilson, Peter Zupcofska, Price Carter, and Karyn and Michael Harding


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P O P U P D I N N E R PA RT Y THE CAUSE: A record $105,000 was raised for kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases at the St. Jude Popup Dinner Party. Guests of the event enjoyed cocktails at the W Fort Lauderdale, followed by dinner prepared by chef Norman Van Aken. Photos by Barbie 1








1. Damary Lebron, Victoria Rubio and Gustavo Rubio 2. Sophia Casanova and Victoria Rubio 3. Alejandro and Dana Sasieta, Darcy Nesheim, and Thomas Morgan 4. Marc and Angela Tanner 5. Mauricio and Cindy Cabrera 6. Belen and Gustavo Sorgente 7. Jonathan Banko and Tammy Sus Banko 8. Andrea Piecuch and Victoria Rubio


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