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The Official Magazine for Brightline | WINTER 2020, Issue 104

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● ● ● from the

president

SOUTH FLORIDA’S SUPER BOWL From Super Bowl LIVE to Shaq’s Fun House, South Florida will be on another level come Super Bowl 54. West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami will host thousands of visitors for a calendar full of events, putting the region on display like never before. Our team at Brightline believes that every experience matters, especially how you travel around South Florida. We’ve embraced this opportunity to introduce thousands to our service and will serve as the tri-county connection for South Florida events. Brightline will offer visitors and fans unmatched connectivity to South Florida and the events that matter in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. We allow you to avoid the headaches of traffic and parking while riding in comfort and style. Our promise extends beyond The Big Game as we continue to provide service to business and leisure travelers throughout our communities. We invite you to “railgate” with Brightline because the journey should be as unique as the destination. Enjoy the game and enjoy the ride,

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● ● ● from the

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NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT It’s the season of new beginnings and for most that means writing down an annual list of resolutions. Luckily for us here in South Florida, our very own surroundings are nurturing our ambition to be the very best versions of ourselves in 2020. How, you might ask? Well, it seems as if the happenings around our three stations will be making it easier to check some resolutions off our own lists … Determined to expand your taste palate this year? Our generous Cuban community offers up several locales (that extend far beyond Little Havana) where you can sample some authentic cuisine (page 60). Want to disconnect from technology and get closer to nature? Leave the bustle of our major cities to discover the real Florida that famed photographer Clyde Butcher dedicated his career to capturing (page 40). Or maybe do exactly the opposite and take a plunge into Miami’s music festival magic (page 50). If we’re talking about living our best lives now, we don’t have to look far for inspiration. Our very own South Florida is working hard to be the best in several areas. World-class sports and entertainment? Check. Miami hosts its 11th Super Bowl with a bevy of star-studded events in tow (page 74) and features some halftime hotties with their own Miami connection (page 28). A luxury shopping and dining destination? Check. The up-and-coming Rosemary Square expands on the already-hot CityPlace in West Palm Beach (page 26). And with the addition of more Brightline stops coming our way, there’s no reason to miss out. Climb aboard and seize the moment! Standing at the beginning of a whole new decade can be daunting, but we have so much to look forward to. Our list of resolutions can easily turn into a list of blessings. Cheers to the journey ahead!

Bill Panoff, Publisher bpanoff@ppigroup.com

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● ● ● from the

editor

2020 VISION

January has officially arrived, and while the world is looking ahead at a new year and a new decade, it feels like we here in South Florida have such a high-speed head start. While they’re making post-defrost plans, we’ve got South Beach to wander and global cuisines to sample during SOBEWFF. While they’re huddled and looking around on winter’s sidelines, we’ve got a couple Super Bowl parties to be seen at. While they’re waiting for a break to come in spring, we’ve seemingly caught all the breaks already. Actually, as South Floridians, we all know that building up this world-class, multilingual William P. Jordan III

home of ours isn’t just about luck; it has taken a lot of hard work. Fortunately, the rise of

Editor-in-Chief

the Brightline train has only made aspects of that work easier to accomplish. The ensuing rewards aren’t just awing; they are what have me energized in January,

bjordan@ppigroup.com

inspired for 2020, and exhilarated for the decade ahead. I can’t wait to see you out there!

go magazine Bill Panoff PUBLISHER William P. Jordan III EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Linda Douthat ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR Grant Balfour, Phillip Crandall MANAGING EDITORS Chanel Samson COPY EDITOR Skip Anderson, Caroline Geertz ART DIRECTORS Laura Roche SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

Tammy Robinson AD SERVICES DIRECTOR Alexandria Geubelle CREATIVE ASSISTANT Sharon Cherry WATCH & JEWELRY EDITOR John O’Connor DESIGN EDITOR Rico Bronte, Clarissa Buch, Monica LewmanGarcia, Elizabeth Martinez, Stacy Moya CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sara Linda PROOFREADER

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Contributors

Clarissa Buch is a nationally published writer and content consultant. She contributes regularly to Food & Wine, and her writing appears in Rachel Ray Every Day, Eventbrite, Travel + Leisure and more. She also collaborates with creative and advertising agencies on various projects for clients including Publix, Palace Resorts and Royal Caribbean.

Monica Lewman-Garcia is an accidental adventurer who has dived with hammerhead sharks and climbed Mt. Sinai to prove that she could. While she enjoys freelance writing as a side hustle, her primary gig is corporate media relations and crisis communications, where she earned the moniker “Florida PR Maven” from Tablet magazine.

Elizabeth Martinez is a former music and nightlife journalist whose love of writing is second only to her love for traveling and going on adventures. She finally found the courage to leave her upwardly mobile corporate job in order to follow her dream of returning to writing, visiting new places, and perfecting her photography skills.

Stacy Moya is a freelance writer and photographer for Eater, HuffPost, Go, Coral Gables Love and BestFoodFeed.com’s BestFoodMiami. When not writing or snapping photos, she enjoys recreating recipes from her favorite restaurants, spending time with her dog, and all things comical because, after all, laughter is the best medicine.

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● ● ● contents

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features

departments

28 ON THE COVER

10 WELCOME ABOARD!

Most Valuable Performers

While two of the best football teams clash, two of entertainment’s finest unite for one spectacular, truly Miamian show. By Elizabeth Martinez

40 Forever Everglades

From Brightline’s president, Patrick Goddard

12 FROM THE PUBLISHER 14 CONTRIBUTORS

36 CHEERS!

14 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S LETTER

50 Miami: Sound Machine

18 DAY TRIPPER

60 Cuban Heaven

In the gastronomic melting pot that is South Florida, one particular cuisine reigns. By Stacy Moya

24 Show

Your Love

Savor South Beach

Here for SOBEWFF? Here’s how to get the most out of your SoBe day. By Clarissa Buch

22 ALL THAT GLITTERS Embrace What Matters

Get a glimpse into what makes David Beckham and Lady Gaga tick. By Sharon Cherry

26 IN THE BAG Downtown West Palm Beach Meet Rosemary Square By William P. Jordan III

32 SPACES Vintage Advantage

winter 2020, Issue 104

Key Limin’

Try these Key lime creations here at home. By Elizabeth Martinez

Slowing down to see Clyde Butcher’s Florida By Monica Lewman-Garcia

No other city creates as much music-festival magic as ours. By Rico Bronte

34 SWEET SPOTS

Taking a closer look at the signature architecture of Palm Beach By John O’Connor

Sunday Fun Day

Just because the Dolphins are at home watching The Big Game doesn’t mean you have to! By Elizabeth Martinez

38 STOP! FOR THE LOVE OF … ANTIQUES! Old is Gold

South Florida’s antique shops are a smorgasbord of the weird and wonderful from around the world. By Chanel Samson

66 LOCALS ONLY

Soccer Balls and Sizable Balloons

70 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Let Brightline lead the way to these can’t-miss events all over South Florida.

74 SUPER BOWL EVENTS

Everything a football fan could want!

80 DOUBLE TAP

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SAVOR SOUTH BEACH

By Clarissa Buch

When you think of South Beach, it’s the

exhibitions and an outdoor sculpture

pristine beaches, bustling nightlife, Art

garden. A few blocks away, the Miami

Deco, and world-class restaurants and

Beach Botanical Garden is a must-visit,

hotels that most likely come to mind.

featuring tropical plants from around the

But beyond those hotspots — Ocean

world and a Japanese-inspired garden.

Drive, Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, and

Spend about an hour wandering the

Washington Avenue — there’s a world of

grounds before making your way to the

adventure and culture to uncover in the

Lincoln Eatery on Lincoln Road to refuel

form of award-winning museums, scenic

with a nitro cold brew at XO Espresso Bar.

green spaces and storied architecture.

From here, walk down Lincoln Road, a pedestrian-only street running east-west

Whether you’re in town for the star-

between 16th and 17th Streets, toward the

studded Food Network & Cooking

Villa Casa Casuarina, also known as the

Channel South Beach Wine & Food

Versace Mansion. The property, made

Festival (SOBEWFF) — the annual, five-day

famous by fashion designer Gianni Versace

extravaganza filled with celebrity chefs,

when he purchased it in 1992, is now a

intimate dinners and themed tastings — or

luxury hotel, complete with elaborate suites,

you’ve simply decided to take a day trip to

a 24-karat gold tiled pool and a restaurant

Miami’s own paradise, here’s how to make

aptly named Gianni’s. You may be a little

the most of a single day in one of America’s

hungry by now, so take in the sights at the

most visited beach towns.

hotel’s bar with a glass of champagne, a

As you wander SoBe’s pastel-colored city streets, make your way to the neighborhood’s contemporary art museum:

half-dozen oysters and zucchini flowers before continuing your walk south. Keep in mind, the Versace Mansion is

The Bass, located on the opposite side of

about a mile from Lincoln Road, so take

21st Street Beach, offering a collection of

your time as you walk. Or consider the

European art as well as rotating special

public bike stations scattered across

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Here for SOBEWFF? Here’s how to get the most out of your SoBe day.

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consider a visit to Artechouse, an

is home to some of South Florida’s

alternative to getting around if you’re

Instagram-friendly museum showcasing

best chefs, including Top Chef winner

up for the workout.

experimental, technology-driven works.

Jeremy Ford’s modern American

(Psst — attendees are encouraged to

spot, Stubborn Seed; Justin Smillie’s

photograph and touch the art.)

California-cool Upland; David

District, which offers a slate of tours of

In the early evening, journey a few

Grutman’s vegan restaurant Planta;

the area. Explore the architecture on

blocks down to South Beach’s South

and the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab. You

your own (using one of the welcome

of Fifth, a luxurious sub-neighborhood

won’t be too far from Sunset Harbour

center’s walking guides) or elect to

of South Beach that stretches from

either, which is another South Beach

roam with a professional. Either way,

north to south from Fifth Street to South

dining hub with restaurants including

you’ll find nearly 100 years of history

Pointe Park. Once here, you’ll notice it

Jose Mendin’s Asian-inspired Pubbelly

within the Art Deco District, in which

feels like a world away from the hustle

Sushi; Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth’s

dozens of buildings showcase bright

of SoBe, offering a laid-back charm with

upscale seafood shack, Stiltsville

pastel colors, geometric structures

minimal crowds and a quiet, picture-

Fish Bar; and pizza and pasta spot,

and features like terrazzo floors and

perfect beachfront. Speaking of the

Lucali. (If interested, it’s best to make

porthole windows. Check back in the

ocean, set up a towel at South Pointe

reservations in advance.) ●

evening as many of the buildings light

Park, which is adjacent to First Street

up the city for blocks with original or

and Ocean Drive, just in time for sunset.

refurbished neon signs.

Even if you’re in town for SOBEWFF,

However, if you’ve grown tired of walking or the weather is unfavorable,

you may be hungry for a non-festival meal. Lucky for you, South of Fifth

1. Artechouse 2. South Pointe Park 3. Lincoln Road 4. obstinate lighthouse, South Pointe Park

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● ● ● all that

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EMBRACE WHAT MATTERS

Get a glimpse into what makes David Beckham and Lady Gaga tick.

I

By Sharon Cherry cons with universal statures like

taking its first kicks in March 2020,

that have nothing … I looked at these

those of David Beckham and Lady

he’s responsible for bringing world-

kids smiling and happy, running around.”

Gaga were destined to cross orbits

class soccer to South Florida, with a

Fast-forward to today and you see

at some point. As ambassadors of

team name reflecting the multi-cultural

the influence of these moments. Inter

diversity of the area.

Miami CF has already assembled a

the first time to reflect on their careers

But soccer is more than a game to

Development Academy Roster for the

and the daring spirit that got them to

David Beckham. He speaks candidly

age groups of Under-12 to Under-19,

where they are today.

about the game in TUDOR’s series of

creating a foundation for a new soccer

“Daring Stories,” where he describes a

family right here in Florida.

Beckham has been such a prominent and formidable sports and style

visit to Papua New Guinea where he met

personality, known for his influence in

the local children who were kicking a

in the world of music and style is Lady

the world of soccer in the UK, Madrid,

soccer ball made from banana leaves.

Gaga. She graciously spoke with Go

Los Angeles and now right here in our

Moved by the simplicity of their joy, he

after a very busy weekend of shows

backyard. As he leads the ownership

said, “There’s a togetherness that comes

during her residency in Las Vegas, and

group for Inter Miami CF, the newest

from football. We all talk about it but until

we got to see just what inspires her and

Major League Soccer’s franchise

you actually see it with young children

gives her the spirit to “dare.”

Equally prominent and formidable

TUDOR (5)

TUDOR watches, they recently met for

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When asked what she hoped her

but the bond they had with families

legacy would be, she said: “I would just

growing up. Lady Gaga describes

like to be remembered as brave. And

her grandmothers’ influence,

I know that might sound strange. Sure,

particularly how they implored her

I’d love people to remember my music,

to keep going no matter what and to

remember my art — that’s wonderful.

follow her dreams, while Beckham

But I think I’d prefer to be remembered

speaks so warmly of his mother and

as brave and unafraid to speak my

father, referencing a working-class

mind. I don’t think that God gave me this voice to be famous; I think he gave me artistry and my voice and music as a vehicle to change the world, and that’s what I really want to do.” Even her choice of her favorite watch

TUDOR TIME

Black Bay S&G (above) and Clair de Rose (right)

background and how his mother, even today at 70, is still a hairdresser in London. Even as Beckham speaks of his relationship with the TUDOR brand,

during segregation,” she says.) Yet the

he says what moved him the most was

most moving moments were when she

the engraving TUDOR put on the back

is one with meaning. She wears the

spoke of her mother, referencing her as

of the Black Bay S&G, his first watch:

Clair de Rose. “I’m a lyricist and a

“mommy” and “a really hardworking,

“Welcome to the Family.”

songwriter, so I write my own music,

beautiful woman.”

and it’s a play on words. In French, clair

“It is a very daring thing for my

Neither David Beckham or Lady Gaga had met until October 2019. What

de lune means moonlight. And then

mother to stand up in front of a room

their meeting revealed was a mutual

rose, I love ‘La Vie En Rose,’ I sing it,

full of people and say, ‘My daughter

life philosophy: to live their lives to do

I love that song.” When asked about

had mental issues as a child and

good and enhance the lives of others,

who were her icons, she answered with

depression and I did not pay attention,’”

and how that in turn inspires them to

ease and assurance: John and Yoko,

Lady Gaga says. “And that humility that

keep going in their respective careers.

Martin Luther King Jr., Elton John and, of

she learned over the years, she took by

They may have been brought together

course, Tony Bennett — not just for his

the reigns to help other people learn.”

by TUDOR watches, but in a glimpse

musical mastery but because he was

Perhaps surprisingly, then, the

behind the curtain of their public lives,

an activist throughout his career. (“He

common link between the Lady

we see that they share a philosophy

was sneaking Duke Ellington into the

Gaga and David Beckham wasn’t so

of kindness and living their lives to

back of hotels so that he could perform

much the expected daring spirit …

embrace what matters. ●

TUDOR (5)

BECKHAM MEETS GAGA

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A ROSEMARY BY ANY OTHER NAME

What we know and love about WPB’s CityPlace is only getting bigger and better with its transformation into Rosemary Square. By William P. Jordan III

C

ityPlace has long been the

the beginning. As Keith James, mayor

can already enjoy four stories of

shopping and entertainment

of the City of West Palm Beach, said

Restoration Hardware and its upscale

hot spot of West Palm Beach.

in early 2019, “Rosemary Square

indoor/outdoor furnishings and home

With the recent announcement of a

will be one of the most exciting

goods, an Anthropologie, H&M and

five-year, $550 million investment

neighborhoods in South Florida.”

other retail favorites. Over the coming

by Related Companies, the heart of

years, more technology-driven

this city is going to feel even more

from the 6,000-square-foot True

concepts and pop-up experiences will

like a community, with more public

Food Kitchen (with health-focused

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green spaces, modern residences

fare by Dr. Andrew Weil) to High

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MOST VALUABLE PERFORMERS While two of the best football teams clash, two of entertainment’s finest unite for one spectacular, truly Miamian show. By Elizabeth Martinez

O

n February 2, Miami will make history when the city plays host to its 11th Super Bowl. (Miami and New Orleans were previously tied at ten games each.) And when the two teams vying for the championship break

after the second quarter, the real show will finally begin. Two superstars — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira — will

take to the stage for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, one of the country’s biggest concerts of the year. Even though J.Lo is originally from New York and Shakira is from Colombia, this pairing of two Latina performers perfectly embodies the culture of Miami, widely regarded as the global capital of Latin music. Adding to that are the noteworthy ties both singers have to our magic city. Miami’s own Gloria and Emilio Estefan were instrumental to both artists’ careers. While Lopez forged a career as a dancer and movie star, it was her singing that catapulted her to celebrity status. Emilio became her executive producer, and it was Gloria that co-wrote “Let’s Get Loud,” arguably the biggest hit on Lopez’s 1999 debut album, On the 6.

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cover

The Estefans were also influential

influence has been global. Founded

engaged to Miami-raised baseball

in boosting Shakira’s career. After

by Lopez and her younger sister,

star Alex Rodriguez. Shakira also fell

some success in Latin America,

Lynda, the Lopez Family Foundation is

for a noted athlete and has been in a

Shakira Isabel Mebarak came to the

a non-profit dedicated to improving the

long-term relationship — and has two

United States where Emilio became

health and well being of women and

children — with soccer player Gerard

her manager and executive producer.

children, opening telemedicine and

Piqué from FC Barcelona. And while

Together, they recorded at Estefan’s

brick-and-mortar clinics in the Bronx,

Lopez recently celebrated her 50th

Crescent Moon Studios and released

Puerto Rico and Panama. Shakira’s Pies

birthday at the Estefans’ Star Island

her first U.S. album, Dónde Están los

Descalzos Foundation helped open five

mansion in Miami Beach, Shakira

Ladrones?, in 1998. That album won

schools across Colombia that provide

will celebrate her birthday in Miami,

several accolades and was Grammy-

education and meals for the children.

turning 43 on Super Bowl Sunday.

nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban

Not as world-changing but just

or Alternative Album. Gloria then co-

as notable, the two superstars have

supported important causes and

wrote the Shakira megahit “Whenever,

made no qualms about showing love

made the world fall in love with

Wherever” that appeared on her second

for South Florida. Shakira bought

their music. So even if the Dolphins

U.S. album, Laundry Service, which sold

a home in Miami Beach in 2001,

won’t be playing, South Florida can

13 million copies worldwide.

and although Lopez lives in California,

proclaim that when you say Miami —

she has often been spotted in South

and J.Lo and Shakira — you’re talking

Florida — even before she became

Super Bowl. ●

And while their music certainly has a local sound, their philanthropic

Both singers have united cultures,

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1

VINTAGE ADVANTAGE By John O’Connor

S

outh Florida’s Gold Coast

of millionaires who built massive

Pillsbury, Flagler and Hutton engaged

represents a rich history of

mansions around the turn of the 20th

the services of these designers, and

development and architecture.

century, the island that is Palm Beach

the result was the creation of a town

Each of the three distinct metropolitan

proper attracted a similarly moneyed

resplendent with inspired architecture

areas surrounding Miami, Fort

crowd, eager to build fantasy homes

and interiors rich with wrought-iron

Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

along its palm-lined shores.

chandeliers, Batchelder tiles, and hand-

are aesthetically far greater than their

As legend would have it, a ship

painted and patinated furnishings.

largest cities. For example, greater

named Providencia, traveling from

Miami is home to smaller districts rich

Havana to Barcelona with a cargo hold

who was initially responsible for the

with hotels, businesses and single-

filled with coconuts, was wrecked by

introduction of the Mediterranean

family homes built in the Art Deco style.

a storm in 1878, depositing coconuts

Revival architecture that fast became

Fort Lauderdale, truly a child of the

along these shores that were then

the signature style of Palm Beach.

1950s and ’60s, has stellar examples

planted by settlers. The divine

Interior courtyards and loggias,

of Mid-Century Modern hard to find

landscape that sprang up in the

hand-crafted Spanish-style roofs,

anywhere else. And West Palm Beach

following decades proved romantic and

and Venetian detailing and terraces

looks over Palm Beach Island to its

irresistible to wealthy northerners, who

that were textbook examples of

east, a treasure trove of sprawling

hired architects like Addison Mizner,

architecture from Seville, Spain, worked

Mediterranean Revival homes and

Maurice Fatio and Marion Sims Wyeth

so much better in Florida — in Mizner’s

businesses in immaculate condition.

to design private residences suitable

opinion — than say, the Georgian

Just as Newport, Rhode Island,

for America’s playground for the rich

Revival homes going up elsewhere

developed into a “summer colony”

and famous. Families with names like

in the nation in the 1920s. Mizner’s

It may well have been Mizner

JACK BOUCHER, COURTESY OF UNITED STATES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; © STEVEN BROOKE, FROM “ADDISON MIZNER”, RIZZOLI, 2019 (2)

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1. Vintage image of Mar-a-Lago as a singlefamily residence. Mar-a-Lago, translated as “Sea to Lake,” was designed by Marion Sims Wyeth for cereal heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post and, indeed, the property stretched from Lake Worth to the Atlantic. 2. Villa Flora, while tiny compared to the sprawling Mar-a-Lago, still checks in at 11,000 square feet, with 200 linear feet of ocean frontage. Designed and built for Wall Street financier Edward Shearson, this Miznerdesigned vacation residence was one of 20 the architect worked on in 1923. © Steven Brooke, from Addison Mizner, Rizzoli, 2019

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3. Designed by Mizner and built for Paul Moore in 1926, this home hit the market in 2019 asking $58 million. Eclectic in its use of half-timbering next to coral stone, the house was most recently that of A. Albert Taubman, the shopping mall magnate and former owner of Sotheby’s auction house. © Steven Brooke, from Addison Mizner, Rizzoli, 2019 4. Vintage postcard of El Mirasol, the vacation home built for financier Edward T. Stotesbury. His wife, Lucretia, pushed to hire Mizner for its design. Seen like other Palm Beach mansions as a “white elephant” whose time had passed, El Mirasol was demolished in 1958.

3 finished projects, starting with the

most visually alluring destinations.

until the Great Depression saw its

Everglades Club of 1918, had enormous

Dunlop’s book, filled with the exquisite

fall from favor. Thankfully, the works

architectural impact, stoking the rush

photography of Steven Brooke, gives

of this era have become the pride of

to Mediterranean-inspired architecture.

the reader great insight into the premier

Palm Beach, making the town of Palm

The architect found it so lucrative he

and prolific architect responsible for

Beach an essential pilgrimage site for

formed Mizner Industries in the 1920s

the signature Palm Beach style that

architectural aficionados. ●

and, with the help of craftsmen, turned

reigned supreme from the late teens

out ornamental grillwork, lighting fixtures, handmade pottery, tiles, as well as interior and exterior furnishings. Taking a deeper dive into Mizner, the darling and go-to architect of the “Jazz Age elite,” author Beth Dunlop has just finished Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance for Rizzoli. In this 300-page volume, Dunlop looks at Mizner’s design vocabulary, one which was mirrored in many ways by Fatio, Gustav Maass, John Volk and others who, over about a decade, transformed Palm Beach into one of the world’s

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spots

Henry’s Sandwich Station

Sparky’s Roadside Barbecue

Ganache Bakery Café

KEY LIMIN’

For a true taste of the Conch Republic, you’d have to go even further south than South Florida … or try these Key lime creations here at home. HENRY’S SANDWICH STATION

SPARKY’S ROADSIDE BARBECUE

GANACHE BAKERY CAFÉ

Located in the FATVillage Arts District

More of a restaurant than a roadside

You might have seen Ganache’s Jamal

of Fort Lauderdale, Henry’s pays

eatery, Sparky’s barbecue options —

Lake on Season 4 of Food Network’s

homage to train tycoon Henry Flagler,

piled-high pulled pork sandwiches, jerk

Halloween Baking Championship, and

whose Florida East Coast Railway runs

chicken, slow-smoked ribs and more —

even though Lake didn’t win (he made

directly behind the restaurant. Focusing

are the perfect way to prep your palate

it to the final three), his desserts are

on locally sourced products and select

for their homemade desserts. Owned

still scary good. Caribbean-born, Lake

small-batch specialties, this industrial-

by two trained chefs, Hans and Kevin

learned to cook and bake with his mother.

meets-hip-chic spot boasts specialty-

(who had nicknamed each

smoked meats, artisan breads and big

other Sparky when they

slices of house-made Florida Key lime

worked together years

pie. Each slice comes piled high with

ago), this laid-back lair

fluffy, sweet merengue to perfectly

for smoked meat also

balance the delectably tart goodness;

boasts a sacred family

top it with a scoop of ice cream for an

Key lime pie recipe

even tastier treat. All pies are made

from Hans’ mother. Like

daily and in limited number, so if you

almost everything else at

can’t get enough or you get there too

this downtown Miami canteen, the

late, you can order whole pies easily

Key lime pie is made simply and from

with your choice of crust are available by

right on their website.

scratch, letting the natural flavors work

special order.

545 NW 1st Ave.,

their magic on your taste buds.

306 S. Dixie Hwy.,

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

204 NE 1st St., Miami, FL 33132

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

henryssandwich.com

sparkysroadsidebarbecue.com

ganachebakerycafe.com

(954) 616-5538

(305) 377-2877

(561) 507-5082

He later traded her kitchen for more formal training before opening his downtown bakery with a fellow food lover. It’s easy to Ganache Bakery Café

eat more than just one of his just-bigger-than-bite-sized Key lime tartlets, made extra special with his shortbread crust and homemade whipped

cream. Full pies made from scratch and

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The Wharf

The Brass Tap

Roxy’s Pub

SUNDAY FUN DAY THE WHARF

THE BRASS TAP

ROXY’S PUB

This sprawling outdoor venue located

Part brew-bar and part gastro-pub, the

Established in 1933, Roxy’s Pub is

on the historic Miami River is a big-kid

Brass Tap combines the best in craft

somewhat of an institution in West

playground. The perfect place for when

beer — including their very own brews

Palm Beach. Known for a wide

you want to watch football … but also

alongside hundreds of selections from

selection of beers on tap and an

kinda want to play giant Jenga, too.

around the globe — with bar-food

extensive collection of cocktails, this

This being open-air Miami at its finest,

options better than they have any

downtown destination boasts the

there’s plenty of people-watching to

right to be. Crowds are enthusiastic

perfect pub-like atmosphere for sports

be enjoyed. When football is the focus,

but never unruly because of the

fans. You won’t miss a moment of

you’ll find multiple television screens

mouthfuls of chicken and waffles or

the action with one giant screen on

under their large, covered bar area

big bites of bespoke French toast,

their covered front patio and another

as well as a plethora of other seating

part of the spot’s bottomless brunch

22 flat screens perfectly placed

options including picnic-style tables

on Sundays featuring never-ending

throughout the restaurant. After the

and couches perfect for lounging.

Tito’s vodka as well as mimosa, Bloody

game, grab a $3 draft beer and some

Tasty food from a bevy of food trucks,

Mary and beer specials. Showing all

50-cent wings, then take the party

creative libations and plenty of dock

the action on 12 big screens, Brass

to Sky 309, their rooftop bar, for live

space for patrons make this the Miami

Tap drink and food specials also

music, three full bars and great views

option for watching sports in style.

extend to their outdoor beer garden

of downtown West Palm Beach.

114 SW North River Dr.,

where you can add a premium cigar

309 Clematis St.,

Miami, FL 33130

to your football-watching routine.

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.wharfmiami.com

551 N. Federal Hwy. #600,

www.roxyspub.com

(305) 906-4000

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(561) 296-7699

www.brasstapbeerbar.com (754) 200-8648

THE WHARF MIAMI; THE BRASS TAP FORT LAUDERDALE; ROXY’S PUB WEST PALM BEACH

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for the love of ... antiques!

OLD IS GOLD

South Florida’s antique shops are a smorgasbord of the weird and wonderful from around the world. By Chanel Samson

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warehouse dedicated to a collection of

Situated on West Palm Beach’s

If you happened to stumble into Old

nautical antiques. The 10,000-square-

Antique Row — a whole district of

Ghosts by accident, you may very

foot space is piled intimidatingly high

antique shops worth exploring — The

well think you’ve found a Ripley’s

with all sorts of maritime items —

Elephant’s Foot enjoys 57 years of

Believe It or Not! museum — complete

ship wheels, diving helmets and

business from loyal clientele including

with a two-headed calf and eerie

portholes to smaller trinkets like

professional interior designers,

ventriloquist’s dummies on display!

decorative signs and lanterns. Bring

architects and discerning collectors.

Owners Jackson Valiente and Brittany

a flashlight and some patience and

3800 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach

Scott want you to know that Old Ghosts

you’re bound to uncover some actual

theelephantsfootantiques.com

Odditorium is “not your grandmother’s

sunken treasure. Stone Age is also

(561) 832-0170

antique shop.” This macabre treasure

frequented by prop masters looking

trove is the product of Valiente’s

to fill sets of local playhouses and

passion to “preserve the past” through

major motion pictures with authentic

a collection of antiques and folk art

artifacts from the deep blue unknown.

from the Victorian era to the mid-

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century. Whether you’re in the market

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for circus memorabilia or paranormal

(305) 633-5114

oddities (they have a whole section of “haunted items”), you’ll learn the

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history of every item, where they

Maybe what your home really

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needs is a pair of Chinese guardian

the enthusiastic duo of curators.

lion statues, or perhaps an 18th-

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century grandfather clock on your

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accent wall. If your taste in interior

(954) 302-6490

design spans to global proportions, look no further than The Elephant’s

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Foot Antiques, a 6,500-square-foot

With a location on the Miami River and

showroom filled with antiques and

PortMiami just a quick drive away, it

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the work of Ansel Adams, America’s

shops and attractions that dotted

Florida, I had no idea

most famous black-and-white

Florida’s highways at the time.

I was going to be

landscape photographer. What started

doing photography

as a hobby — photographing the

roadside attractions — Tom

beauty of the Rockies and the Pacific

Gaskins’ Cypress Knee Museum —

here. I was here for the sailing.”

It is at one of these long-forgotten

Like most visitors, award-winning

Northwest — turned into a successful

that Butcher’s love story with

photographer Clyde Butcher wasn’t

business for Butcher when he started

Florida’s wilderness began.

aware that there was more to Florida

selling his work at art festivals. Later,

than beaches. His family’s move to the

in the 1970s, his art grew even more

at Fisheating Creek,” he says. “He

Sunshine State in 1979 was “going to

lucrative as he started selling images to

had a little roadside stand, and Niki

be about the ocean, reefs, diving and

large retail outlets for home decor. His

loves those things, you know, that are

all that stuff.” Luckily, three chance

company, Eye Encounter, employed

disappearing. It had a sign on the side

encounters introduced him to the River

200 people and had manufacturing

of the road: ‘If your husband won’t stop,

of Grass and a part of Florida most

plants in California and Ohio.

hit him on the head with your shoe.’

“It started out at Tom Gaskins’ place

tourists and residents never see.

But success didn’t necessarily

So I stopped. Niki was having a good

Inducted into the Florida Hall

mean satisfaction, so Butcher sold

time, but Tom could see I was getting

of Fame in 1998, Clyde Butcher is

his business in 1977, built a sailboat,

bored. Now this was 1984, and I had

best known as the “Ansel Adams of

trailered it across country, and started

been in Florida for four years, and I

Florida.” Butcher was born in Kansas

exploring the coastal waters of Florida.

had seen nothing to photograph. So

City, Missouri, in 1942, and studied

By his side was his wife Niki, as well

he said, ‘We’ve got a boardwalk out

architecture in the early 1960s in

as son, Ted, and daughter, Jackie.

back. You might want to go and check

California. During a trip to Yosemite

The family fell in love with Florida’s

that out.’ It was just boards, about 15

National Park he was introduced to

coastline and the funky roadside

inches across, but it got me back into

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“W

hen I came to

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“I was thinking that black and white would be a better medium of explaining the Everglades — you could just see it better.... You didn’t have color taking away from the image.”

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making a living doing art shows around

what Florida was all about.”

the state. “I started thinking about

Then, a week later, another

watched the trucks run over it.” Butcher’s decision to move to

[working in black and white] in 1985,” he

black and white set him on a path

chance meeting with a native

says. “I was doing very good sales in

to forever change his future and

Floridian solidified his vision. “I met a

color, and people were getting excited

Florida’s landscape for the better,

photographer named Oscar Thompson

about Florida. But I was thinking that

as his sought-after works enabled

in his [Palm Beach Photo] store in Ft.

black and white would be a better

viewers to experience — and

Myers and he was showing some prints.

medium of explaining the Everglades —

respect — one of the world’s most

I asked ‘Did you just get back from the

you could just see it better. It was a

unique natural environments.

Amazon?’ and he said, ‘No, that’s just

matter of lights and whites and grays

down the street here.’ I said I’d like to

and blacks, and so you didn’t have

conservationist was predicated on

go see it, and — while his wife watched

color taking away from the image.”

another chance encounter, this time in

Then a tragedy no parent should

the form of an admirer who happened

the store — he took me on his four-

His transformation from artist to

wheeler on an old oil road going into

have to face hit the family: Butcher’s

to be a government official. “I was

the Big Cypress. Between those two

17-year-old son Ted was killed by a

doing an art show in West Palm Beach

events, I kind of discovered Florida.”

drunk driver. For Butcher, everything

and the head of [South Florida] Water

As he began to focus on the hidden

changed. “Ted was killed on

Management came by my booth,”

wilderness of Florida, Butcher was

June 15, 1986, and by Labor Day I

Butcher says. “He said, ‘We’ve got

working primarily in color and it was

decided it was time to go to black

to have these in our new building,’

bringing him success again. Butcher

and white,” he says. “I took all of

and I thought oh boy, this will be a

and Niki, who is also an artist, were

my color work to the dump and

nice sale. But then he said, ‘We can’t

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pay for them.’ He wanted 40-inch by

The Everglades National Park has

knee- and waist-deep waters to see

60-inch prints, about 20 of them.”

a bunch of boardwalks that will

breathtaking orchids, bromeliads, ferns,

get you back into the place.”

birds and other swamp creatures.

He also recommends Loop Road

“When we do a swamp walk, we

about a month,” says Butcher, “and

Scenic Drive, a 27-mile drive that

tell people we are going to stop,

then I went to go see him. I told him

travels through Big Cypress National

and we’re not going to say anything

I thought [donating the prints] was

Preserve. South of Tamiami Trail, Loop

for 30 seconds,” he says. “And a

important to do. That was when I

Road spans three counties — Collier,

lot of people have a hard time with

started working with the scientists at

Monroe and Miami-Dade — and takes

30 seconds. But, to get one with

the Water Management District, and I

visitors through dwarf cypress forests,

nature, you have to slow down.”

started learning how the Everglades

sawgrass prairies and cypress strands.

It’s this same mindset that has made his art possible. “I think that’s one

worked and how important it is. So that

Today, in addition to sharing his

made my decision. If an environmental

art at his galleries in Winnetka (IL),

thing about photography,” he says.

or government group needed a

Sarasota, Venice, and Ochopee,

“If you want to enjoy it, you do need

photograph, I would donate my work

Butcher encourages visitors to

to slow down. I have artists that want

because it was important for people

experience his world via guided eco-

me to show them Big Cypress. So I

to learn about the importance of the

swamp tours through Big Cypress

take them to a spot, and I take a chair

Everglades. I still do that today.”

National Preserve behind his Ochopee

and I say, ‘Sit for an hour. Don’t move.’

gallery. With the mantra “to know

You’ll see things coming to you. You

Florida has to offer, Butcher advises,

the swamp you have to get into the

just have to wait. You have to absorb

“You have to get out of your car.

swamp,” visitors are led into the

it. Then you’ll start seeing it.” ●

When it comes to seeing all

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LL YEAR LONG and all statewide, music festivals highlight just how unique and awesome Florida is. Big names take to general stages from Panama City Beach to Key West and so many spots in-between, while genre-celebrating festivals focused on everything from blues to EDM unite revelers from far beyond Florida’s borders. Even going by the festival names alone, Florida’s musical celebrations run the gamut of pure and straightforward — think the punk pilgrimage that dominates downtown Gainesville every year known simply as Fest — to the absurd yet still somehow apt, like the new Orlando festival that premiered this past November, spectacularly called Florida Man Music Festival. It’s not just that there’s something for everyone; it’s that there’s a bunch of things for those particular, truly musicloving Floridians. And if Florida is a can’t-miss festival, Miami is definitely the main stage. This time of year always brings the best out of Miami, particularly its sounds. Last year at this time, Life in Color brought its Technicolor paint party, along with Diplo and DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal). Meanwhile, Wynwood’s III Points festival, in past years a fall staple, moved to February last year; in May 2020, it looks to spotlight artists, from near and far. If III Points and so many other upcoming musical festivals are any indication, Miami is going to have quite the roaring ’20s ahead.

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Terra firma can no longer contain all the music festivals … and some of the best are embarking from South Florida this season. Choose from the 22(!) here, then check out Brightline’s Train-to-Port packages. SoFlo cruisers can park at a Brightline station, enjoy round-trip rides in SMART business class (or SELECT first-class with an upgrade), then ride Lyft to and from the port — all in one low-price package.

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS March 14-15; Hard Rock Stadium Celebrating 15 years, the Jazz in the Gardens festival has brought everyone from Usher and Janelle Monáe to The Roots and Herbie Hancock to its massive stage. But JITG is about much more than just big-name entertainment though, as there’s a Women’s Impact Luncheon and National Poetry Contest as well. Details are still being rolled out, but be sure not to sleep on this year’s

Meet Your Shipmates Friendship 2020 January 6-10; Miami to the Bahamas Featuring: Griz, TroyBoi, Ty Dolla $ign, Dita Von Teese and more!

event — it’s being hyped as “15 Years of Makin’ Music Moves,” and it’s the movin’ that’s essential.

Sailing the Seas of Cheese Jam Cruise 18 January 7-12; Miami to Costa Maya Featuring: The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, moe., Galactic, Dumpstaphunk and more! None More Metal 70000 Tons of Metal January 7-11; FTL to Cozumel Featuring: Candlemass, Einherjer, Flotsam and Jetsam and more! Carpe EDM Groove Cruise Miami January 9-13; Miami to Costa Maya Featuring: Above & Beyond, KSHMR, Loco Dice and more! Shore Thing Sandy Beaches Cruise XXVI January 11-18; FTL to San Juan Featuring: Delbert McClinton, The Mavericks, Marcia Ball and more!

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R&B & Beyond Capital Jazz: The SuperCruise XIII January 16-24; FTL to St. Lucia Featuring: Lalah Hathaway, Keith Sweat, SWV, Morris Day & The Time and more!

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Soul at Sea Soul Train Cruise January 18-25; FTL to St. Maarten Featuring: The Jacksons, The Isley Brothers, Cameo, War, Regina Belle and more! 12-Bar Cruise Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise January 19-26; FTL to Roatán Featuring: Taj Mahal Quartet, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Fabulous Thunderbirds and more! Golden Sunshine Oldies Concerts At Sea: Where the Action Is! Cruise January 19-26; FTL to St. Maarten Featuring: Paul Revere’s Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Archies’ Ron Dante and more! Hot Rocks The Rock Boat XX January 24-29; Miami to Roatán Featuring: Sister Hazel, Needtobreathe, Switchfoot and more! Blue Train Ship Blue Note At Sea January 25 – February 1; Miami to Labadee Featuring: Melody Gardot, Christian McBride, Gregory Porter, Cyrille Aimée, Kamasi Washington and more!

CALLE OCHO MUSIC FESTIVAL March 15; Little Havana The biggest Latino music festival in the country, the Calle Ocho Music Festival is actually part of the larger Carnaval Miami that celebrates art, fashion, cuisine, sports and Hispanic culture. The music side makes a name for itself thanks to 10 festive stages spread out over 20 lively Little Havana blocks. For a relatively tapa-size sampling of what to expect, check out Carnaval On The Mile, which hosts two stages of live music the week before on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile.

Music Marauders The Outlaw Country Cruise 5 January 29 – February 3; Miami to Jamaica Featuring: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, Lee “Scratch” Perry and more! Americana at Sea Cayamo February 3-10; Miami to Antigua Featuring: Brian Wilson, Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples and more!

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Larry the Cable Guy, Too! Country Music Cruise January 25 – February 1; FTL to St. Maarten Featuring: Randy Owen, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys and more!

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Sea Monsters Monsters of Rock Cruise February 8-13; FTL to Cozumel Featuring: Tesla, Krokus, Extreme and more! Boogie Boat Ultimate Disco Cruise February 10-15; Miami to the Bahamas Featuring: KC and the Sunshine Band, The Jacksons, The Commodores and more!

Squid Squad INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE February 4-8; Churchill’s Pub, Little Haiti The blaring brainchild of local legend Rat Bastard, INC invites hundreds of noise-making artists to aurally overwhelm and neurologically pollute multiple stages within Little Haiti’s Churchill’s Pub. If you can hear yourself think and understand these words as you read them, it means you didn’t go last year. Embrace the squelch.

Hey, Sail Sister Train’s Sail Across the Sun February 14-18; Miami to the Bahamas Featuring: Train, The Original Wailers, Yacht Rock Revue and more! Surrender to the Seas ’70s Rock & Romance Cruise February 15-22; Miami to Labadee Featuring: Cheap Trick, America, Todd Rundgren and more! Blue Sky, Blue Waters Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea VI February 18-22; Miami to the Bahamas Featuring: Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Tommy Emmanuel and more!

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I Hope I Assigned-Seat Dine Before I Get Old Rock Legends Cruise VIII February 27 – March 2; FTL to Grand Cayman Featuring: Roger Daltrey, Paul Rodgers, Uriah Heep and more!

THE ENLIGHTENMENT FESTIVAL February 12-23; Various South Florida locations Seraphic Fire, led by founder, conductor and Miamian Patrick Dupré Quigley, is a vocal ensemble the likes of which Bach, Handel and Haydn could only dream about when they wrote music intended for public performance. Throughout February, the group is taking to churches in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton to showcase these classical works as ears and souls were meant to experience them. ●

Hippie Ship Flower Power Cruise March 28 – April 4; Miami to the Bahamas Featuring: The Hollies, The Zombies, Herman’s Hermits and more! For more information on Brightline’s Train-to-Port packages, visit gobrightline.com/traintoport.

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CUBAN HEAVEN In the gastronomic melting pot that is South Florida, one particular cuisine reigns. By Stacy Moya

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HERE’S JUST NO DENYING THAT AROMA. It’s the smell of fresh garlic, onions, peppers and

tomatoes sizzling. It entices appetites and a little

drool … and that’s just the sofrito. Cuban cuisine is a blend of Spanish and Portuguese flavors with Caribbean influences, and the aroma alone is the Pied Piper for food lovers. So how did Cuban food become such a defining cuisine in South Florida? The answer is simple — Cubans. While it is estimated that somewhere near 15,000 Cubans lived in South Florida prior to 1959 when Fidel Castro took office, it was the forthcoming waves of Cubans departing the island due to the communist dictator’s politics that sparked the exodus in 1961. Tremendo arroz con mango — which translates to rice with mango — means “a really sticky mess” in Cubanisms. In 2017, it was estimated that 1.53 million Cuban Americans live in Florida. Little Havana became the first official Cuban neighborhood in Miami. Perhaps that’s because the area was in the vicinity of the Freedom Tower, which housed the processing center for the influx of refugees … or the fact that it’s just minutes from the ocean, reminding Cubans of their beloved island and homes. It wasn’t long before Cuban businesses started popping up, and restaurants flourished because, after all, food will always

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MIAMI OLD’S HAVANA 1442 SW 8th St. Located next to the historic Parque del Domino (Domino Park) on Calle Ocho, Old’s transports those who enter the restaurant into a pre-Castro Cuban atmosphere. Share some starters and move on to the ropa vieja, which translates to “old clothes” but is actually braised and shredded flank steak stewed in a sofrito and tomato base, served over white rice

Sanguich De Miami’s signature Cubano sandwich

with maduros (sweet plantains). Add a Cuban mojito cocktail from the fullservice bar and sway to the music of VERSAILLES

has a fan following that rivals all

3555 SW 8th St.

other restaurants. While Cuban

SANGUICH DE MIAMI

Since opening in 1971, Versailles

sandwiches are the popular choice,

2057 SW 8th St.

has been a destination for tourists,

those with heartier appetites can

Sanguich De Miami serves what

politicians and locals alike. The

opt for the alternative daily features

many say are Miami’s best Cuban

landmark eatery is a fixture for local

or the house special bistec a

sandwiches. The perfectly pressed

gossip and any local team’s victory

caballo (steak, ham, two eggs and

sandwiches provide a mildly crunchy

celebrations, as well as Cuban food

choice of fries or salad). Open for

exterior with melted cheese and warm

inside and outside its signature

breakfast and lunch every day

ingredients inside. But which sandwich

ventanita (window). Come for the

except domingos (Sundays).

do you pick? It really depends on

local news but also enjoy a quick

your mood. Fan-favorites include the

cafecito, complete breakfast, lunch

MOLINA’S RANCH

traditional Cubano with ham, pork,

and dinner meals, or grab a loaf of

4090 E. 8th Ave. (Hialeah)

Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard;

Cuban bread and a box of Cuban

Hialeah’s resident Cuban eatery was

croqueta preparada, which mimics

snacks like pastelitos (pastries),

founded in 1982 and is now owned

the Cubano plus two croquettes; and

croquetas or desserts from its bakery.

by the Jorge family with roots from Varadero. Begin with selections of

pan con bistec with slow-cooked and thinly sliced top round steak,

ENRIQUETA’S SANDWICH SHOP

bacalao (codfish) fritters or shrimp-

Sanguich’s signature mojo rojo sauce,

186 NE 29th St.

stuffed tostones (fried plantains) and

and fried string potatoes with fontina

While in the Wynwood area,

continue on to a whole fried snapper

cheese. All sandwiches can be paired

those seeking Cuban food should

with fries, or masitas de puerco (fried

with a batido (milkshake) in flavors

check this place out. This no-

pork chunks) with moros and yuca.

including mamey, mango and banana.

nonsense, inexpensive cafeteria

End the meal with a flan for dessert.

SANGUICH DE MIAMI

the era — with live bands on weekends.

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Juan and Dina Rubio, the owners of Don Ramon, pose with family photos taken in Cuba.

W E S T PA L M B E A C H DON RAMON 7101 S. Dixie Hwy. Hailing from the farming town of Aguacate in Havana, the Rubio family

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brought Cuban food to West Palm Beach popular Cuban sodas Materva, Jupiña

check out the daily lunch specials with

1535 N. Federal Hwy.

or Ironbeer.

entrees including rice, beans and sweet

From the family behind Vicky Bakery,

plantains for under $10.

grandson Tony Cao brings Cuban

JUANA LA CUBANA

flavor to Ft. Lauderdale (and several

3308 Griffin Rd.

HAVANA RESTAURANT

other locations throughout South

Juana La Cubana Café originated

6801 S. Dixie Hwy.

Florida). Enjoy favorites such as

in Guatemala on February 23, 2001.

Roberto Ruiz opened this restaurant

croquetas and pastelitos along with

After 12 successful years, it was sold

25 years ago, and today, his daughter

cafecito, cappuccinos, juices, batidos

and Juana prepared to open its doors

Martha Perez continues to bring the

and more. Heartier appetites can

here. Menu highlights include all Cuban

flavor. Open 24 hours a day, Havana

opt for the impressive café menu

variations of dishes with chicken,

Restaurant showcases Cuban food for

featuring eggs Benedict with sazon

beef, pork, and seafood as well as

breakfast, lunch (with specials under

hollandaise and ham on Cuban bread,

soups, salads and the self-proclaimed

$10), dinner and late-night cravings. ●

as well as traditional sandwiches,

Best Cuban Sandwich in the World.

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plus full-on lunch and dinner entrees. 925 NUEVO’S CUBANO’S LAS VEGAS CUBAN CUISINE

925 N. Andrews Ave.

2807 E. Oakland Park Blvd.

925 Nuevo’s Cubano’s was built in 1976

Las Vegas is brought to you by the

by Luis Valdes, who came from Havana

Vilariño family, who came to the

in 1948 at the age of 14. The adolescent

United States during the 1980 Mariel

endured a six-month voyage in a

Boat Lift. In 1984, the family bought

vessel full of pineapples and Cuban

their first restaurant in Hollywood, and

rum (his only source of food and drink)

now has locations throughout South

and finally came ashore in New York.

Florida. Enjoy daily specials such as

925’s was a labor of love that Luis left

arroz imperial (think chicken and rice

to his son, Luis, Jr., who now runs the

plus ham, mayo and cheese) with

popular and colorful family business.

maduros and fish fillet cooked to order

Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine such as

with choice of sides for under $10.

the fan-favorite pulled pork, honey ham

Splurge on a carafe of sangria or the

and Swiss cheese Cubano sandwich.

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Let the Influencers Follow You

Hey, explorers, arts lovers, foodies and families — Greater Fort Lauderdale is the place to be. In addition to our beautiful beaches and waterways, check out our rich events calendar, unique neighborhoods to explore, and plenty of ways to play on land and water.

Waterfront Dining With 23 miles of beaches and nearly 300 miles of Intracoastal waterways winding throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale, waterfront dining is kind of our thing. If you’re feeling a shorts and sandals type of vibe, relax at Coconuts, Nauti Dawg Marina Café, Park and Ocean, and many other chill lunch spots.

Take a Walk on the Artsy Side Taking place every last Saturday evening of the month, Flagler Arts and Technology (FAT) Village ArtWalk also makes for a night to remember. With a series of warehouses, murals, studios and hipster cafes, FATVillage is “downtown Fort Lauderdale’s creative enclave.” Artists, collectors and pedestrians alike gather on a walking tour of the up-andcoming area. Tour epic street art up close as the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project guides you through a walking tour of the many murals that mask the buildings in the area. During the city’s artwalk, there are live art performances throughout the evening, live music, restaurants, shops, gallery openings and cultural programming.

Rock the Ocean Tortuga Music Festival is back on Fort Lauderdale beach in April with an unbelievable country and roots music lineup. Headliners of the three-day event include Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw.

Get a Taste of the Caribbean You can immerse yourself in Caribbean culture at the Taste the Islands Experience in May. The food and drink festival features celebrity cooking demonstrations; authentic, culture-infused cuisine; live music; an artisan shopping village; fashion events and more — all in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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The Palm Beach Balloon Festival Dozens of giant, glowing hot air balloons lit up the sky

Thanksgiving weekend as the Palm Beach Balloon Festival took flight at the International Polo Club in Wellington. The three-day event, which took place at dusk each evening, saw hundreds of attendees enjoying the colorful and bright balloons, some of which were branded with cartoon characters or vivid rainbow varieties. VIP rides offered a few minutes alone in a hot air balloon with your very own pilot, though there were anchored balloons aplenty, giving everyone the chance to get in on the action. Food vendors and other local companies set up shop throughout the club as the balloons produced a light show late into the night.

PALM BEACH BALLOON FESTIVAL

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LET BRIGHTLINE LEAD THE WAY TO THESE CAN’T-MISS EVENTS ALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA.

JANUARY Hard Rock Stadium 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens

January 4 Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus (featuring Lady Gaga) BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise

January 4 Less Than Jake

Culture Room 3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale

January 7–12 A Bronx Tale

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

January 9–12, 23–26 Jurassic World Live Tour 1/9–1/12: AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

1/23–1/26:

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January 10 Billy Joel

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

January 11 South Florida Zen Fair

January 18 Miami Festival of Laughs

January 14, 15, 17, 18 New Order

January 18, 21, 23 & 26 Florida Grand Opera: Madama Butterfly

Embassy Suites 1100 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale

Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave., Miami

January 16 Demetri Martin Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St. Fort Lauderdale

January 17–18 Celine Dion

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

January 17–19 Art Deco Weekend Miami Beach

James L. Knight Center 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

January 19 That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

January 24 Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Clippers

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

January 25 Dragonfest: Chinese New Year

January 17 Brian Wilson

Magic City Casino 450 NW 37th Ave., Miami

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January 18 Trevor Noah

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Palm Beach Zoo 1301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach

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January 25 Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

January 28 – February 16 Hamilton

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

January 29 Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale

January 31 – February 16 Groundhog Day: The Musical

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

January 31 Welcome to Miami Kick-off Party with Rosenhaus Sports (with 50 Cent) Wynwood Factory 55 NE 24th St., Miami

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Through February 17 Cirque Du Soleil: Alegria

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GARLIC FEST is the self-dubbed “Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida.” February 8–9

FEBRUARY February 1 Welcome 2 Miami Music Festival (with Rick Ross, Jeezy, Trick Daddy and Trina) James L. Knight Center 400 SE 2nd Ave. Miami

February 2 Super Bowl LIV

Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens

February 3 Miss Palm Beach Pride Pageant Lake Worth Playhouse 713 Lake Ave. Lake Worth

February 4 Kris Kristofferson Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St. Fort Lauderdale

February 7–9 Wigwood 2020

February 6 Terence Price II: Never Ending Gardens (Exhibition Opening)

February 8–9 South Florida Garlic Fest

Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum 10975 SW 17th St., Miami

February 6 Lewis Black

Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs

February 7–8 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way Hollywood

Wynwood, Miami

John Prince Park 4759 S. Congress Ave. Lake Worth

February 11 Andrea Bocelli

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

February 12–16 The Great Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium

Mizner Park Amphitheatre 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

February 15–17 Coconut Grove Art Festival Coconut Grove Miami

February 15-16 Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival

Sunset Cove Amphitheater 20405 Amphitheater Circle Boca Raton

February 15 Art + Soul Celebration Perez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

February 18 Willie Nelson & Family Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

February 21 Jimmie “JJ” Walker and Michael Winslow Pompano Beach Cultural Center 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach

February 21–22 Jerry Seinfeld Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way Hollywood

February 22 John Fogerty

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

February 23 Rod Stewart

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

February 29 Gladys Knight

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

February 29 – March 1 Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival South Florida Fairgrounds 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach

JERRY SEINFELD brings the laughs to the newly renovated Hard Rock Live. February 21–22

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Celebrate CHER’s six-decade-long music career when her Here We Go Again Tour stops in Miami. March 24

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami

MARCH March 3–8 Miss Saigon

March 12–13 Diana Ross

March 19 Pauly Shore

March 22 Dixie Vodka 400

March 3–15 Mean Girls

March 13 Anka Sings Sinatra

March 19-22, 26-29 Disney on Ice: Dream Big 3/19–3/22:

March 27 Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale

March 4–10 Winter Party Festival Miami Beach

March 7 Art of the Party

Perez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

March 9 Billie Eilish

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave. Miami

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

March 14 Josh Groban

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

March 14 Inter Miami CF vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Inter Miami CF Stadium 1350 NW 55th St. Fort Lauderdale

Palm Beach Improv 550 S. Rosemary Ave. #250 West Palm Beach

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

3/26–3/29:

BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise

Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 Speedway Blvd. Homestead

Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

March 21 Florida Panthers vs. St. Louis Blues

March 27–29 Eugene Onegin

BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise

Palm Beach Opera 1800 S. Australian Ave. #301 West Palm Beach

March 21 Gregory Porter

March 31–April 5 Come From Away

Olympia Theater 174 E. Flagler St. Miami

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/GETTY IMAGES

Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach

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SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY

The build-up to The Big Game is full of big-name concerts, can’t-miss parties and everything a football fan could want!

DJ Khaled SATURDAY – SATURDAY

THURSDAY – SATURDAY

(JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 1)

(JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1)

SUPER BOWL LIVE AND SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE

BUD LIGHT SUPER BOWL MUSIC FEST Only a Super Bowl party could

Like so many of the best

The most football-centric

boast performers like DJ Khaled

parties, this music festival

festivities will be taking

and DaBaby one night, transition

came to be at the last

place all week long prior to

to Guns N’ Roses the next

minute. Announced just as

the game, with two different

night … and it make complete,

this magazine went to press,

venues offering something for

awesome sense. Building off

Vewtopia promises big

everyone. Super Bowl LIVE,

last year’s inaugural festival

names in pop, hip-hop and

which is free to the public at

that included artists as varied as

Latin music over two days at

Bayfront Park, will energize

Aerosmith and Post Malone, this

Marlins Park — starting with

and entertain fans of all ages.

year’s Super Bowl Music Fest at

its first announced headliner,

Nearby at the Miami Beach

AmericanAirlines Arena opens

Cardi B! Let this be a lesson

Convention Center, Super Bowl

with DJ Khaled and friends on

to all revelers looking for

Experience is the league’s

Thursday, keeps the levels

unforgettable Super Bowl

“interactive theme park” with

cranked for GNR on Friday, then

week experiences: with

games, clinics, autograph

concludes with Maroon 5 “with

clear eyes, a full heart and

sessions and merchandise.

special guest” on Saturday.

open ears, you can’t lose!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 1)

VEWTOPIA

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INGRAM IMAGE (2); COURTESY ON LOCATION EXPERIENCES/SUPER BOWL MUSIC FEST; MATT WINKELMEYER/GETTY IMAGES; MEDIUM RARE; JOHN PARRA/GETTY IMAGES; AT&T TV SUPER SATURDAY NIGHT

Trick Daddy

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

(FEBRUARY 1)

(FEBRUARY 1)

(FEBRUARY 1)

GRONK BEACH

WELCOME 2 MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL

LADY GAGA

If you, like former New

With all due respect to every

Super Saturday Night, future

England Patriots tight end Rob

party-throwing athlete,

generations will call this epic

Gronkowski, say, “yo soy fiesta,”

musician, celebrity, sports

event the “Lady Gaga Super

then what better way to prep

media member, Food Network

Bowl pre-party” to differentiate it

for Super Bowl Sunday than

personality, spotlight-craving

just enough from the other epic

by spending the day before

influencer and even noted

Super Bowl performance she

at North Beach Bandshell and

welcome-committee member

gave three years ago during

Beach with some fire dancers,

Will Smith himself … but if

halftime. This concert will take

Diplo, some gorgeous Miami

you’re going to be welcomed

place at a newly constructed

Beach sand, Flo Rida, an open

to Miami, wouldn’t you want

entertainment space called

bar, and absurd VIP bottle

Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick

Island Gardens on Watson Island.

service packages. Sure you

Ross and Jeezy doing that

Watson Island, you ask? It’s just off

may lose your shirt, but you

welcoming? Come feel right

MacArthur Causeway, and future

were gonna pop that shirt

at home Saturday at Miami’s

generations will know exactly

off Gronk-style anyway!

James L. Knight Center.

what event put it on the map.

Technically titled AT&T TV

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DISCOVER THE HOTTEST NEW PRIVATE ISLAND

MSC CRUISES’ EXCLUSIVE OCEAN CAY IN THE BAHAMAS Unwind and recharge as you enjoy crystalline turquoise waters and pristine white sand on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises’ breathtaking new ecofriendly private island in the Bahamas.

Just 65 miles from Miami, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve is worlds away from the expected. Sail one of our beautiful ships, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia, out of Miami to Ocean Cay and the Caribbean and let the island beauty wash over you. Blessed with abundant coastline, Ocean Cay offers eight stunning beaches and a crystal-clear lagoon. Laze on a pool float or in a private cabana, find your inner balance with paddleboard yoga, or pamper yourself at The Spa at Ocean Cay amid serene sea views and soothing sea breezes. If your mood calls for excitement, take to the air on a parasailing adventure for an amazing bird’s-eye view of Ocean Cay, ride WaveRunners, hop on a kayak or snorkel in our marine reserve for a firsthand exploration of the island’s coral restoration efforts and face-to-face encounters with colorful reef fish, lobsters, rays and sea turtles. LATE-NIGHT STAYS On Ocean Cay there’s plenty of time to fully enjoy the day and the evening, thanks to our ships’ late-night departures. Browse the authentic Bahamian village shops for authentic arts and crafts. Stop for a frothy brew at Springer’s Marina Bar. Chill with soft-serve ice cream at The Smiling Fish, or sit back with a tropical Hemingway-style cocktail at the Lighthouse Bar while enjoying a striking view of the docked ship. STARGAZING AND JUNKANOO As the daylight winds down, enjoy a spectacular island sunset as you sip champagne on a beach picnic, sit around a crackling beach bonfire or dance to the beat of the electrifying Junkanoo parade. Stargaze under the clear island sky amid thousands of twinkling stars shining down from above. Then, as a grand finale, prepare to be mesmerized by a breathtaking light show as Ocean Cay’s iconic lighthouse comes to life with a spectacle that is bound to leave you aglow.

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BEST OF ALL WORLDS

Bahamas, an elite connectivity available only to members of Fort Partners’ portfolio. Special courtesies include preference on dining and hotel stays, as well as access to private transportation options between the developments. We’ve found that our buyers are dedicated to the Four Seasons brand and this is a special way to reward that loyalty by allowing them to experience our entire portfolio.



As the first five-star development in Broward County, Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale is redefining the city as an international destination for luxury. Demand for the impeccable homes and world-renowned Four Seasons service has remained strong, with the development well over 60 percent sold. Prospective buyers are invited to visit the exquisite Sales Gallery to experience the recently unveiled vignettes of the custom Italkraft kitchens, designed by Tara Bernerd, as well as luxurious bathrooms. Just as sales velocity has remained robust, construction progress has remained on schedule, with occupancy scheduled for 2021. Construction, handled by the Southeast’s preeminent Coastal Construction, is significantly underway, with cranes now visible on the site. Fort Partners also recently announced the closing of a multimillion-dollar construction loan for Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale. Financed by Madison Realty Capital, the loan is the largest for a residential construction project in Fort Lauderdale history, showing the immense promise of the development to transform luxury living in the city. What is it about South Florida that complements Four Seasons so well?
 Four Seasons is known to anchor the world’s most elite destinations and is renowned for its ability to elevate a city’s existing luxury offerings to new

What upcoming South Florida happenings and enhancements have you most excited?
 Fort Lauderdale is transforming rapidly. Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale is one of several high-profile developments underway in the area, but it’s the only one offering the chance to live in a five-star development designed by world-renowned global visionaries. In addition to the introduction of Brightline and its planned expansion, the recent expansion of Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, with the addition of new direct international flights, is helping to bring even more people to the area and further establish its connectivity to the rest of the world. We’re also anticipating

Talking Four Seasons and South Florida with Louise Sunshine, Strategic Advisor to Fort Partners.

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heights. In South Florida, Four Seasons and Fort Partners were drawn to the region’s gorgeous beaches, world-class shopping and sought-after waterfront views, and saw great opportunity to introduce the brand’s famed five-star service. Following the incredible success of the acclaimed Four Seasons Surf Club in Surfside, Fort Partners decided to bring Four Seasons to Fort Lauderdale, recognizing that the city’s lovely pedestrian experience and accessible lifestyle would resonate well with Four Seasons loyalists.
 What’s something at these South Florida Four Seasons that people won’t find anywhere else in the Four Seasons portfolio? Buyers can’t go wrong when choosing to make Four Seasons home. Four Seasons buyers appreciate the level of service and world-class design that comes with the Four Seasons name. They understand the incredible value of an investment in this worldrenowned brand. Residents of Fort Partners’ three South Florida developments have access to an exclusive partnership that no other Four Seasons developments offer. Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale residents will receive special preferred access to Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club and Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, as well as a private island in the

major cultural improvements to the area, including a brand-new marina that will rival the most spectacular marinas in the world, a new soccer stadium by David Beckham and the transformation of Breakers Avenue into a walkable, public art-filled destination inspired by New York City’s famed High Line. Buyers from all over the world come to Fort Lauderdale for its accessible lifestyle and these improvements will only enhance that.

 What is it about the Brightline lifestyle that complements Four Seasons so well? Four Seasons devotees are avid travelers with a need to experience the best of what a location has to offer, on a five-star level. Luxurious transportation adds to the sophistication of a world-class city, which Fort Lauderdale is well on its way to becoming. Brightline is breezily connecting Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami, helping to strengthen the connectivity between these three beautiful locations that are all home to Fort Partners Four Seasons developments.

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FLORIDA BECOMES A LEADING STATE IN SOLAR ENERGY

The solar revolution is well underway in Florida, and the state’s largest energy company, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), is in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the history of the nation. Through a groundbreaking "30-by-30" plan, FPL will install more than 30 million solar panels across Florida by 2030, making the Sunshine State a world energy. leader in the production of solar ene To put it in perspective, 30 million solar panels laid end-to-end would wrap around the Earth one and a half times. FPL has also announced plans to build the largest community solar program in the U.S. If approved by the Florida Public Service Commission, FPL SolarTogether would allow customers to directly support the expansion of solar energy in Florida and receive credit on their bills for the savings generated. By far the state’s largest producer of solar energy, FPL leverages its experience and economies of scale to advance solar cost-effectively. These solar plants pay for themselves and are expected to deliver millions of additional dollars in fuel savings to customers over the next three decades.

Smart, long-term investments like this are one of the reasons FPL bills are among the lowest in the nation. Along with investments in solar energy, FPL has been researching and testing battery storage technologies to study a variety of potential benefits ranging from grid stabilization to improved solar integration. Solar-plus-battery storage systems at three FPL solar power plants are helping increase the predictability of solar and extend its benefits shining. even when the sun is not shinin “FPL is not your traditional electric company,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. “We’re a technology company that delivers power, and we’ve long believed in making smart, forward-thinking infrastructure investments to produce tangible, long-term benefits – cleaner air, lower electric rates and reliable service – for our customers and our state. Now we’re taking our long-standing clean stat energy commitment to the next level.” Learn more about FPL’s commitment to advancing solar energy in Florida at FPL.com/Solar.

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● ● ● double tap That’s a Wrap! @gobrightline To kick off #ArtBaselMiamiBeach, Brightline unveiled an art project of our own. In collaboration with @rubellmuseum, we wrapped one of our trains in #KeithHaring designs to honor the artistic legend. #HaringTrain

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AL DIAZ FROM THE MIAMI HERALD

Dan Marino and Chairman of the #MiamiSuperBowlHostCommittee Rodney Barreto show off volunteer uniforms at Virgin MiamiCentral station. #SBLIV #LIVEITMIAMI

Adventures on the GO @influenceflorida “Make it to Miami from West Palm in just over an hour.” #worthit #gobrightline

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