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The Official Magazine for Virgin Trains USA | FALL 2019, Issue 103

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● ● ● from the

president

MOMENTUM IS REAL Momentum is not a myth. Politicians seek it. Athletes recognize the hot hand. Businesses define it as a series of positive events. Everyone understands it as a requirement for winning and success. Momentum propels you forward and has designed a smarter way to travel. For Brightline, soon to be Virgin Trains USA, momentum is on our side and we have millions of South Floridians to thank for where we stand today and our outlook for 2020. As Virgin Trains USA, momentum comes in the form of expansion. We are planning new stations in cities seeking a care-free, car-free connection throughout South Florida. By the end of 2020 we plan to have three new stations for commuters and leisure travelers in downtown Boca Raton, Aventura and directly to PortMiami — the “Cruise Capital of the World.” These new locations will allow us to meet the demand of residents and travelers eager for a faster, safer and easier way to connect to their ultimate destination. At the same time, construction connecting Orlando and South Florida is well underway moving full speed ahead. Forward momentum is real. Enjoy the ride,

Patrick Goddard President, Virgin Trains USA

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● ● ● from the

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HAPPY EXPLORING! For every person who was born to this sun-kissed land of sand and surf, there is a person who came from far away, beckoned by the endless summer, inspired architecture and vibrant community. This is the secret to South Florida’s irresistibility. Mixed in with the quintessential appeal of living in a tropical paradise are the traditions, cultural nuances and personal ambitions of the expats who have been developing and reinventing South Florida since its humble beginnings. Take the story of the ambitious New York–born Henry Flagler who dotted the Florida’s eastern coast with grand hotels and landmarks, connecting them all by the very railway you’re riding on today (p. 52). Our Locals Only department explores Oakland Park’s tasty concentration of authentic taco offerings thanks to a number of Hispanic and South American–owned businesses (p. 59). Even our interview with Miami Heat new kid Tyler Herro signals exciting changes for the team and the Wisconsin-born athlete (p. 60). As the holiday season rolls around, we’ve also got you covered on the best chocolates (p. 30), cocktails (p. 32) and spa experiences (p. 34) to gift yourself and your loved ones, while curious kids will love reading about the exciting adventures that await them at a bevy of family-friendly museums. Choose to dock-shop or splurge on the watercraft of your dreams at an upcoming South Florida boat show (p. 46), or partake in some good old-fashioned holiday shopping at Bal Harbour Shops (p. 22). Whether you’re a seasoned commuter or a day-tripping novice, we encourage you to diverge from the well-traveled path of sand and surf to discover far less obvious delights. It’s a different South Florida every time you step off the train, so seize the opportunity to discover it before it undoubtedly reinvents itself once more. Happy Exploring,

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● ● ● from the

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GETTING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

William P. Jordan III Editor-in-Chief bjordan@ppigroup.com

There’s nothing quite like the collective festive spirit of the holidays, but here in South Florida, we have some incredible added-bonuses that make our cheer all the more special. It starts with gorgeous weather obviously, made all the more enjoyable with each snowcapped picture our northern-exposed friends share. And then it’s the flurry of social events, starting for me with the incomparable Art Basel that consumes Miami in the greatest of ways. Art Basel is the one present that Santa continues to deliver early each December, and it sets a tone for holiday revelry and celebration that my South Florida friends and I carry with us right up until the New Year. Come December 31 at 11:59 p.m., our champagne resolutions usually consist of hope that the coming year can be just as memorable as the last. This year, I’ll be particularly thankful that this train is here, not only to expand the geographical horizons of where we can make those memories, but also provide the safest way for everyone to do it. Joyous champagne toasts don’t have to be restricted to New Year’s Eve anymore — not when premium service pulls a drink cart right up to your seat, and when a Lyft ride is at the next station waiting to help shoulder the most obvious, but most important of responsibilities. Sure, a couple champagnes here and an eggnog there may ultimately make certain memories fuzzier than even the ugliest holiday sweater, but when it’s the holidays, it’s all about being there with those you love. Cheers to those that help us get there.

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Contributors

Jane Bolin was a producer for Top Chef Season 7 Finale and MasterChef Season 2. She is also an Oakland Park resident and the newest addition to the Oakland Park City Commission. You can find her on Yelp where she shares her reviews of restaurants from around the world.

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.

Hadley Henriette has served as a managing editor for Haute Living and 944, and has written for Departures, Ocean Drive, MIAMI Modern Luxury and Miami Herald. Hadley has appeared as a fashion expert on numerous panels and on television programs including WSVN’s Deco Drive, NBC’s Live Miami, and E!’s Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami.

John O’Connor began at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and received his Master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He went on to become the art director at the Harvard Business Review; cofounded HOME Fort Lauderdale, HOME Miami, and Esplanade magazines; and is now Editorial Director at Tropic magazine.

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● ● ● contents fall 2019, Issue 103

60 departments

14 FROM THE PUBLISHER 16 CONTRIBUTORS

36 features

36 ON THE COVER !

Viva la Eva!

Bold beauty in the spotlight and behind the scenes By Elizabeth Martinez

40 Magic in the Air

Breathe in the basics of aromatherapy and its holistic potential. By Clarissa Buch

46 Rock the Dock

Discover why Florida’s wonderful waterways are tops for boat enthusiasts. By Jodi Ornstein

48 Welcome to Miami

Talking Miami restaurants, train tips and the real Mr. 305 with Heat legend Shane Battier and rookie Tyler Herro

16 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S LETTER 20 DAY TRIPPER Make Miami Magical What to do with a day in the city By Josie Gulliksen 22 IN THE BAG Bal Harbour Shopping The ever-evolving Bal Harbour Shops add further luxury to an already glamorous Miami Beach. By Hadley Henriette 26 ALL THAT GLITTERS Show Me the Green By Sharon Cherry 28 SPACES Split Personality The funky-chic Dalmar Hotel opens alongside its sedate sister, the Element, in Fort Lauderdale. By John O’Connor

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30 SWEET SPOTS Dark and Dreamy We’re willing to share some of South Florida’s sweet chocolate secrets. By Stacy Moya 32 CHEERS! Cocktail Kingdoms Whether shaken or stirred, South Florida cocktails open up a world of flavor. By Stacy Moya 34 STOP! FOR THE LOVE OF … SPAS! Treat Yourself Indulge in one of South Florida’s state-of-the-art spas. By Clarissa Buch 58 LOCALS ONLY Explore SoFlo like an insider with Oakland Park taco spots and a festive ride on the Polar Express. 64 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Let Virgin lead the way to these can’t-miss events all over South Florida. 72 DOUBLE TAP

PAUL SMITH / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; WYNWOOD WALLS; SWEET LIBERTY; VIRGIN TRAINS USA

12 WELCOME ABOARD! From President Patrick Goddard

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52 The Man Who Invented Florida Local landmarks tell the story of Henry Flagler and the ambitious community he helped create. By Les Standiford

60 Laugh & Learn

Kids will go crazy for these family-friendly museums. By Jodi Ornstein

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pedestrian-friendly street lined with palms, oldfashioned street lamps and fragrant flora. Charming boutiques and shops filled with silken finery, imported footwear, jewelry, delightful crafts, and sweet treats. Galleries exhibiting paintings and sculptures from some of the country’s most skilled artists. Restaurants and gastropubs with savory cuisine, tasty drinks and lively music. It’s all here in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, just a short walk from the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station.

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● ● ● day tripper

MAKE MIAMI MAGICAL What to do

With Downtown Miami offering a trio of

with a day

museums showcasing visual art, South

W. Flagler Street (a nine-minute walk

Florida history and the world of science

from the station) for a look at South

(two with a picturesque waterfront view),

Florida history. There are two buildings

plus a restaurant, café or bar on virtually

here, so plenty to see. Permanent

every corner and its own world-class

collections feature an old-time trolley

arena, you just might have to make a

and artifacts from the area’s first settlers,

second trip to capture all there is to do.

while the current exhibition is “Gridiron

But here’s how to make the most of a

Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall

single day in the middle of metro Miami.

of Fame” on the history of football.

in the city By Josie Gulliksen

Make your way to HistoryMiami at 101

If you’re hungry on arrival, grab a

admire the historic Olympia Theater. You’ll

bite at the CentralFare food hall within

know you’ve reached this historic landmark

the Virgin MiamiCentral station or, if it’s

building by the lights around the iconic

morning, head to The Egg Spot at 228

marquee and box office on the sidewalk.

SE 1st Street for great breakfast fare to

The theater is at 174 E. Flagler Street,

fuel your day. It’s less than a mile, so

located just one and a half blocks from

either walk or hop on a Metromover. Try

the NE 1st Street Metromover station.

their chicken n’ sweet potato waffles,

From here, you want to head east

or The Loxsmith, a traditional lox and

toward Bayfront Park for lovely views

cream-cheese sandwich except on a

of Biscayne Bay where two of Miami’s

soft brioche bun in place of the bagel.

most beloved institutions, a world-class

PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

Next, stay on Flagler and head east to

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art museum and science museum, sit

Next door at the Frost Science Museum,

side by side. Plan to spend at least two

there are five levels to get through. If you’re

to three hours to fully immerse yourself

short on time, take a moment to sit under the

in the experience. Either stroll or ride the

oculus on the second level and watch the

Metromover to the Museum Park station,

fish swim by, then head straight to the fourth

directly in front of the Pérez Art Museum

level. There, see the aquarium from above

Miami (better known as PAMM) and the

and take in the open-air views that showcase

Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum.

the historic Freedom Tower building,

You might be hungry for lunch by now, and luckily PAMM, aside from world-class art, has a wonderful restaurant, Verde,

AmericanAirlines Arena (home of the NBA’s Miami Heat) and, of course, PAMM next door. Now, board the Metromover to finish

with one of the best views in the city.

your day with happy hour at Lost Boy, a

Walk through this multi-level museum,

great bar at 157 E. Flagler Street. Toast the

admiring their permanent collection as

Downtown with a cocktail.

well as current exhibitions like “Zhao

Clockwise from far left: Pérez Art Museum Miami, Wynwood Walls, Verde restaurant, The Egg Spot, Olympia Theater, Metromover

Oh, and if you happen to be exploring in

Gang: History Painting” and “Jose Carlos

the weeks leading up to Art Basel, Miami’s

Martinat: American Echo Chamber.” There

premier art weekend in early December,

are plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows that

make some time to visit Wynwood (a 10-

provide a beautiful view of the hanging

to 15-minute ride from Downtown Miami)

gardens, and a large expanse of patio

where you can pick from any number of

where you can sit in a swing chair and

art-related events and be ready to IG-story

admire the cruise ships.

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● ● ● in the

bag

BAL HARBOUR BUYS

The ever-evolving Bal Harbour Shops add further luxury to an already glamorous Miami Beach. By Hadley Henriette

E

very trend and timeless classic is

the bustling patios of restaurants like the

on full display in the vitrines of the

see-and-be-seen Carpaccio and Le Zoo, or

swanky Bal Harbour Shops, the

chef-driven hotspot, Makoto. You’ll overhear

South Florida mall that invented

every language spoken from around the

the luxury mall concept. The mid-century

globe, but all the shoppers are fluent in

modern center is famous for its assortment

the international language of luxury and

of luxury fashion boutiques such as

sharing a desire to bask in unparalleled

Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Prada, La Perla,

service and glamour. But lest you think

Versace and Dolce & Gabanna, anchored

the famous shops are set in stone — think

at either end by Neiman Marcus and Saks

again. A $400 million renovation that

Fifth Avenue. In-between, the world’s top

promises to double the square footage

jewelers can be found, including Tiffany

of retail, bring in new restaurants and

& Co, Graff, Chopard, Harry Winston, Van

take the mall’s signature palm-focused

Cleef & Arpels, and more.

aesthetic to the next level, is already,

Of course, not everyone buys a 12-carat

quietly, underway. You’ll have to come by

flawless diamond everyday, so the naturally

on the regular to see the changes unfold

busiest spots at the Shops tends to be

over the course of the next few years. ●

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● ● ● in the

bag

HOLIDAY HUE

T

he holidays bring with them many different fashion opportunities. That means getting dressed and looking your best for parties of the office,

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dinner and cocktail varieties, as well as days

out shopping and nights out dancing. There is one hue that will take you all these places: camel. That’s right, the famous neutral is now a statement color of the season. Once reserved for preppies in camelhair coats, Kanye dressing Kim in the tone head to toe has taken camel into the mainstream. Beautiful and timeless, camel is named for the desert animal it resembles, giving it an unlikely holiday connection via the three wise men. And this season it will be a wise man indeed who invests in camel pieces, which looks especially fresh with white, but pairs perfectly with a pop of vivid color with our favorites being lipstick red to a pop of hot pink. —H.H.

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1. STELLA MCCARTNEY Belted Dress STELLA MCCARTNEY x HUNTER Rainboots Stella McCartney, Bal Harbour

2. ROSETTA GETTY Gold Blouse Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour 3. AQUAZZURA Boogie Suede Cowboy Booties Aquazzura, Bal Harbour 4. ZIMMERMANN Super Eight Ribbon Mini Zimmermann, Bal Harbour 5. GIGI BURRIS Jeanne Felt Fedora Hat Neimanmarcus.com 6. SAINT LAURENT Vicky Monogram in camel Saint Laurent, Bal Harbour 7. JIMMY CHOO Gemma Suede Slingback Pumps Jimmy Choo, Bal Harbour 8. NEIMAN MARCUS PRIVATE LABEL Cashmere Sportcoat Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour 9. KEITH AND JAMES King Hat Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour 10. COMMON PROJECTS Suede Chelsea Boots Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour

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SHOW ME THE GREEN

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ROBERTO COIN

Venetian Princess flower rings in 18K gold, green malachite and diamonds us.robertocoin.com

By Sharon Cherry

reen is the color of renewal, nature and energy. Gold is synonymous with opulence and luxury. When paired together, the combination is alluring and vibrant, bold yet sophisticated. Wear them to the office, a special event, a

weekend brunch or just because. And with the upcoming holiday season, there’s no better time to explore wearing green and gold together, with many designers featuring green in their collections. Make a statement and give your jewelry and watch wardrobe a bold new look for the season.

JOHN HARDY

Dot Hammered 18K Gold with Diamond Pave Medium Hoop Earrings johnhardy.com

BERING MARCO BICEGO

Jaipur 18K Yellow Gold & Mixed Gemstones Five Row Bangle us.marcobicego.com

True Aurora (lila matt) watch beringtime.com

OMEGA

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SPLIT PERSONALITY

The funky-chic Dalmar hotel opens alongside its sedate sister, the Element, in Fort Lauderdale. By John O’Connor While development has slowed in Downtown Miami, downtown Fort Lauderdale is on fire. A sea of

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cranes swing over a frenzy of activity, creating thousands of apartments and condominiums as well as a number of new hotels. Recently swinging open its doors is the one-of-a-kind Dalmar and its demure little sister, the Element. Where the Element — an extendedstay property — is crisp, buttoned-up perfection with a European style, The Dalmar is a mid-century inspired Florida showgirl. Occupying the sixth to the 26th floors of this high-rise, The Dalmar has found instantaneous acclaim by way of its guests, and has become a darling to the cocktail set, thanks to Sparrow, its rooftop bar. Both hotel concepts are the brainchild of hospitality giant, Marriott, with The Dalmar being part of its Tribute Portfolio of exceptional hotels. The Dalmar, a short stroll from the train station, overlooks a vibrant stretch of N. Federal Highway which now boasts a dozen new restaurants, big and small, like Top Hat Deli, Good Spirits and Colada Cuban Cafe. This stretch is also the gateway to Flagler Village, arguably the hottest section of the city right now and home to a burgeoning community of artists. The duo of hotels stretches upward 25 stories in one tower, its doormen welcoming you at the ground level, 28

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1. The Dalmar Lobby Bar 2. Skyline view from the pool deck

CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: JOHN O’CONNOR; COURTESY THE DALMAR (2)

3. With an array of signature drinks, Sparrow has become a hotspot.

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where you’ll find both Rose’s coffee

cars, and a direct elevator whisks them

shop and the indoor/outdoor Terrace

to the 25th level, where bartenders

Grill. At the elevator, visitors select either

happily bustle to make signature drinks

the Element lobby or Dalmar lobby by

like the adventurous Apocalypso, made

touchpad. Select Dalmar lobby and

with Plantation 3-Star Rum, Avua Prata

you are whisked to a sprawling, sun-

Cachaça, mango, lime juice and fresh

drenched space that sets the tone for the

mint. These are served along “small

entire 209-room property. This vibrant

bites” like their mouthwatering mojo

space is finished in a contemporary take

chili glazed chicken skewers with sour

on Florida’s now classic mid-century

orange cream — a perfect counterpart

modern era, giving off a vibe that says to

to a Don Julio Reposado Margarita, their

its guests and visitors, “relax.” Terrazzo

take on a classic.

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floors, floral upholstery and a 40-foot-

Sparrow’s interior, like that of the

long wall that evokes the breeze block

6th-level lobby bar, is perfect for Fort

so ubiquitous of South Florida’s past, it’s

Lauderdale: relaxed and welcoming,

almost impossible not to fall in love with

never showy or stuffy. Run by the team

this place five minutes after entering.

responsible for Manhattan’s Death &

Moving towards the pool deck through

Co., Sparrow is serious about what they

wide, stacking sliders, you’ll find an

serve up, quickly creating a name for

outdoor bar and grill — open only to

themselves not simply as the shiny new

hotel guests — under a long sunshade,

object that has everyone’s attention.

an iPad for on-command services,

the hotel’s infinity pool glittering front

They’ve experimented again and again,

a 55-inch LCD TV and all the Wi-Fi

and center, with views of the city

and have come up with creative, tasty

bandwidth one could want. Throw in

beckoning through a glass railing

concoctions such as their aptly named

a guests-only 24-hour fitness center

beyond. Just inside is another bar and

Let’s Get Incredible. Sorcerers of the

and shuttles to and from the beach

restaurant open to anyone — and the

cocktail shaker make this one with

and you’ve found the perfect South

perfect spot to people watch over a

Espolon Blanco tequila, salted grapefruit

Florida staycation — all of a five-minute

couple of cucumber martinis.

cordial, rhubarb, fresh squeezed lemon,

walk to the Broward Center for the

seltzer and black salt. Another we like is

Performing Arts or NSU Museum of Art.

a craft cocktail and some small bites,

the School Boy Heart, which combines

Who could ask for anything more? ●

the wildly popular Sparrow rooftop

Evan Williams bourbon with créme de

bar is not to be missed. This fabulous,

banane, Hamilton gold rum, Islay scotch,

The Dalmar & Element Hotels

funky indoor/outdoor bar has become

allspice Dram, and Angostura bitters.

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spots

Hoffman’s Chocolates

Exquisito Fine Chocolates

Oh My Chocolates

DARK AND DREAMY EXQUISITO FINE CHOCOLATES

HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES

OH MY CHOCOLATES

Located on famed Calle Ocho

What started as a small store in Lake

Truffles, bonbons and fudge, oh my!

in Miami’s historic Little Havana

Worth has expanded to locations on Las

Downtown West Palm Beach’s locally

neighborhood is this artisan

Olas and beyond. With over 40 years

owned, resident chocolatier has over

chocolatier with a bean-to-bar

in the business, the company offers

70 varieties of confections and over

concept. Indulge in handmade, 73

chocolate lovers a chance to find nirvana

30 years of experience in the Belgian

percent dark-chocolate bars made

entering the shop and marveling at all

style of chocolate making. There

in small batches with two simple

the goodies stocked along brick walls

are no assembly lines or machinery

ingredients: unrefined cane sugar and

decorated with Hoffman’s signature

at this two-story shop with outdoor

organically cultivated cacao sourced

blue-and-white stripes. Feast among

seating … because all chocolates are

from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador

milk- and dark-chocolate assortments,

tempered the old-fashioned, European

and Haiti. If truffles make you shuffle,

gourmet truffles, a variety of fudge,

way on a large, marble table. All

opt for the galaxy-patterned beauties

dipped Oreo cookies and grahams,

those seeking to get chocolate-

but also stock up on the Paris-inspired

brittles, crunches, pralines and double

wasted will literally find euphoria

haute chocolate spoons for delicious

chocolate-covered pretzels plus

with a bite of the best-selling double

hot cocoa. Embrace your inner Willy

more. (If you’re in the Lake Worth area,

chocolate or French silk truffles.

Wonka with a factory tour that includes

make sure to check out the Hoffman’s

Get some to go for your significant

tastings, or a truffle-making class.

Chocolates Factory in Greenacres where

other — you can thank me later.

2606 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33133

complimentary factory tours end with

335 N. Clematis St., West Palm

exquisitochocolates.com

a free sample of something sweet!)

Beach, Florida 33401

(787) 558-4580

920 E. Las Olas Boulevard,

ohmychocolates.com

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

(561) 832-8017

www.hoffmans.com (954) 368-4320

CARINA MASK & CHRISTINA MENDENHALL/EXQUISITO FINE CHOCOLATES; HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES; OH MY CHOCOLATES

We’re willing to share some of South Florida’s sweet chocolate secrets. By Stacy Moya

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Sweet Liberty

Sparrow

Death or Glory

Cocktail Kingdoms

Whether shaken or stirred, South Florida cocktails open up a world of flavor.

SWEET LIBERTY

SPARROW

DEATH OR GLORY

“Pursue happiness” is the motto

Fancy a rooftop view of downtown

While the name may scare some

(and a pink neon sign) at this casual,

Ft. Lauderdale and the Atlantic

or even entice others, one thing

Americana-decorated South Beach

Ocean? Then head to Sparrow, where

is certain — Death or Glory is fun.

favorite — which was named one

nostalgia meets present-day, and enjoy

Located in the historic Falcon House,

of the World’s Best Bars in 2018. It

some nifty cocktails, too. Helmed by

Delray Beach’s popular and pet-

boasts an extensive and intelligent

Proprietors LLC, the company behind

friendly watering hole is home to the

collection of spirits including rare and

Manhattan’s famed Death & Co,

Bar Brawls competition series between

extinct Japanese whiskeys. Enjoy fan-

Sparrow offers indoor and outdoor

local bartenders in the ultimate battle

favorite cocktails like Katie’s Flower

seating at The Dalmar Hotel. Unwind

of the best libations. Try the Saturn

Shop (made with El Tesoro Reposado

with cocktails like Are You Jealous?

cocktail (with Chinola passion-fruit

tequila, St. Germain, egg white, orange

(with toasted coconut Absolut Elyx

liqueur, house-made falernum and

blossom, lemon, lavender, and pastis

vodka, Junmai sake, cucumber and lime

orgeat lemon, plus absinthe), or

wash) or Monty Funk (with Redemption

juices and coconut water), or group-

Message In A Bottle (with single-malt

rye, Dolin Blanc vermouth, Montenegro

friendly Mixtape Punch (with house

scotch, mezcal, lychee, jalapeño

amaro, and lemon oils). Open 4 p.m.

rum blend, strawberry, Compari, mixed

and a message, of course). Open

to 5 a.m. every day except Sundays

citrus oleo, and sparkling wine) which

every day from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with

from 12 p.m. to 5 a.m., with happy

serves eight to 10. Open Thursdays

daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m.

hour every day from 4 to 7 p.m.

from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday

116 NE 6th Avenue,

237 20th Street, Suite B,

to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Delray Beach, FL 33483

Miami Beach, FL 33139

299 N. Federal Highway,

deathorglorybar.com

mysweetliberty.com

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(561) 808-8814

(305) 763-8217

sparrowbar.com (954) 945-9100

NOTE TO THE WISE: All three places have full menus and not just bar bites to soak up the booze!

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By Stacy Moya

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TREAT YOURSELF

Indulge in one of South Florida’s state-of-the-art spas.

The Breakers

THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH (2); THE RITZ-CARLTON; JW MARRIOTT

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The Ritz-Carlton

Spa at the Breakers

THE BREAKERS Perfect for a change of pace, the

drainage massage to help the body

the Sacred Lotus Massage, a head-

Spa at the Breakers Palm Beach sets

eliminate toxins; the Intuitive Ocean,

to-toe experience featuring seven

the standard for rest and relaxation.

which includes a warm marine mud

essential oils meant to restore your

The iconic hotel, modeled after

body wrap; and the Rebalancing

inner balance. Before your treatment,

the Villa Medici in Rome, features

Citrus Spring, complete with a

check out the Met2 Fitness Center

a luxurious indoor-outdoor spa

full-body stone massage using

and Yoga Studio, which is open

complete with facials and skin care

mandarin and orange oils known

to spa guests free of charge. The

treatments, tailored massages and

for their rebalancing properties.

Technogym includes a slate of elite

holistic bodywork, and spa suite

Spa experiences include visits to

fitness equipment, while the studio

experiences for couples and friends.

the Ritz-Carlton’s various relaxation

hosts a yoga class at least once a day.

Reserve a single service or build-

lounges, so make sure to arrive

255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami

your-own spa day with three unique

to your treatment a bit early.

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JW MARRIOTT Located on the 20th floor of the

THE RITZ-CARLTON

JW Marriott Marquis Miami, escape

As the only full-service spa in Fort

the chaos of Downtown Miami with

Lauderdale Beach, The Ritz-Carlton

a treatment at the Enliven Spa &

Spa offers the best in massages,

Salon. The menu is one of the best

facials and body treatments. Facing

in the area, featuring everything

the ocean, highlights include the

from reflexology and brightening

Cleansing Ceremony, which includes

facials to detoxing body wraps

full-body exfoliation with iced mitts

and hot stone massages. One of

followed by a detoxifying lymphatic

Enliven’s specialties, however, is

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cover

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!

Viva la

Bold beauty In the spotlight and behind the scenes By Elizabeth Martinez

S

outh Florida — and particularly

scandals of hotelier Santiago Mendoza, his

Miami — has long been a

family and the employees who help run the

medley of different languages

last standing family-owned hotel on Miami

and accents, vibrant art, exotic

Beach. And it is not a coincidence that the

food and diverse music and dance. Our

show has a predominantly South Florida

mostly Latino “melting pot” of cultures

— and Latino — cast. As producer and

and Spanish-speaking countries is a

director, Longoria wanted to call attention

big part of why people flock here. And

to a cause quite close to her heart.

for Eva Longoria (now Eva Bastón), it’s

“Latinos are 18 percent of the population,

precisely the reason why she chose

but we’re 23 percent of ticket buyers to

South Florida as the backdrop for her

movies,” Longoria recently told Parade.

ABC drama series, Grand Hotel.

“And we over index in TV, but are under-

Filming the pilot at Miami Beach’s iconic PAUL SMITH / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

!

Eva

represented onscreen and behind the

Fountainbleau Hotel, the show, which takes

cameras, so I want to create those

place at the fictional Riviera Grand Hotel,

stories for our community because

showcases the drama, intrigue and soapy

we can’t be what we can’t see.”

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Clockwise from top left: Eva in her breakout role in Desperate Housewives; Longoria and director Ken Olin check footage of the Grand Hotel pilot; and Longoria as Elena with her Dora and the Lost City of Gold co-stars.

Longoria was the youngest of four

interests and accomplishments are

daughters born to Mexican-American

diverse. Having mastered multi-tasking,

Florida, either. In 2016, she starred in,

parents in Corpus Christi, Texas.

she can count her credits as an actor,

produced and directed Telenovela,

Growing up, she saw the struggles

director, producer, philanthropist,

an NBC sitcom about the on- and

of the families in South Texas and,

activist, clothing designer, brand

woff-camera drama of a Spanish-

specifically, those of the Latina women.

spokesperson, cookbook author, wife

language soap opera in Miami.

Using her celebrity status for good, she

and most recently, mother.

Usually cast as a Latina herself, Longoria landed guest roles on television early in her career before being cast in The Young and the Restless in 2001. Her big break, however, came in 2003 when Longoria

started the Eva Longoria Foundation

In 2016, Longoria married longtime

The stories she’s telling might be fiction, but the passion and impact they’re making are tangible, real and — like our best South Florida flavors — bold.

was picked to play Gabrielle Solis in

in 2012 with a mission to help Latinas

boyfriend and media mogul, Jose

the hit series Desperate Housewives.

build better futures for themselves and

Antonio Bastón. They welcomed baby

Since then, she’s starred or played

their families through education and

Santiago Enrique in 2018 and now, she

a major role in too-many-to-count

entrepreneurship. As she told Town &

told Haute Living, “I want to leave a

films and television productions, most

Country, “I decided that I’m a woman,

better world for him.”

recently in Dora and the Lost City of

so women’s issues matter to me, and

Gold where she plays the adventurer’s

I’m Latina, so Latina issues matter to

fiction, but the passion and impact

mom, Elena.

me, so I married those two things to

they’re making are tangible, real

help women in the Latina community.”

and — like our best South Florida flavors — bold. ●

Depicting Latinos on screen is, shall we say, in her blood.

But just like South Florida, Longoria’s

The stories she’s telling might be

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MAGIC IN THE AIR BREATHE IN THE BASICS OF AROMATHERAPY AND ITS HOLISTIC POTENTIAL By Clarissa Buch

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Would you believe you could

Nursing. By the late 1930s, French

improve sleep, relieve stress and smell

chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefossé,

fresh with a couple drops of lavender?

who discovered the healing potential

What about boost immunity and

of lavender in treating burns, coined a

destroy odor-causing bacteria with a

name for the concept: Aromatherapy.

dab of tea tree oil? How about increase

Years later, the beauty world has

your concentration and energy with a

seen a resurgence in the popularity

splash of peppermint?

and inevitable curiosity surrounding

These aren’t magic potions.

aromatherapy and the use of essential

Welcome to the world of aromatherapy,

oils. In 2017, the global aromatherapy

an age-old holistic health treatment

market generated $1.2 billion, with U.S.

believed to relieve, and sometimes

sales surging about 200 percent since

cure, ailments and stressors through

2012, according to a Reuters report.

the use of natural plant extracts.

As consumers push pills and

Commonly produced in the form of

chemicals aside, and instead hunt

sweet-smelling oils, aromatherapy has

for natural ways to deal with stress,

been around for thousands of years.

anxiety and depression, essential oils

Here’s everything you need to know

have taken center stage.

about the latest “new-old” trend.

“Aromatherapy and essential oils are up-and-coming in South Florida,” says

HISTORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY

© FUSION / ESTOCK PHOTO; JEFF OSHIRO / BOTANICA / GETTY IMAGES

The concept of aromatherapy has

Vicky Serra, owner of Miami-based aromatherapy boutique, Alma. “It can

been around for thousands of years.

get difficult because most people aren’t

In fact, Greek physician Hippocrates

fully familiar with the concept of using

is believed to have used his own

essential oils to treat themselves. But the

concoction of oils for healing benefits,

rise in popularity is a sign of the times:

claiming “the way to health was

People want to eat healthier and live

through aromatic baths and massages,”

active lifestyles. Having a natural skin

according to the Journal of Holistic

and health routine goes hand-in-hand.”

Miami is home to a growing number of local aromatherapy and essential oils boutiques, some of which create essential oils in-house with citrus-based plants & flowers.

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At its core, aromatherapy works through the

happening,” Serra says. “If you don’t believe in it, then at the end of the day, you’re getting

smell and skin absorption of essential oils. For

and using a product that smells amazing. I think

devotees, there are more than a dozen products

essential oils have powerful healing effects, and

that’ll get the job done, from diffusers and

that’s what sets them apart from fragrances. But

inhalers, to bathing salts, body oils and creams,

at the end of the day, there’s a mental aspect that

massage lotions, hot and cold compresses,

goes into it. What I can tell you is essential oils

and even clay masks. The potential benefits of

definitely don’t hurt.”

inhaling a whiff of eucalyptus or lathering a drop of lemon run the gamut of improved mood to decreased anxiety. One thing to keep in mind: Essential oils aren’t FDA-regulated yet, which means a product that claims to be an essential oil may not be the real

GAUGING THE EFFECT The effectiveness behind aromatherapy remains somewhat of a mystery. Research is limited and, for now, products aren’t regulated. In general, aromatherapy is “thought to work

thing. Steer clear of the widely used “aromatherapy”

by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which

label, and instead look for 100 percent pure

send messages through the nervous system to

and organic oils free of additives and synthetic

the limbic system — the part of the brain that

chemicals. Bonus points if a label includes “steam

controls emotions,” according to Mayo Clinic.

distilled” or “therapeutic grade.”

Potential benefits cover pain management,

With more than 100 different types of essential oils — ranging from orange and rosemary, to cinnamon, bergamot, lemongrass, and sage —

improved sleep, even bacteria fighting and immunity boosting. Your best bet is making an appointment with a

finding the right one for you will require some

certified aromatherapist who will work with you

research. Remember: Every essential oil has its own

to find the right oils to treat your symptoms. Don’t

list of potential healing benefits, and, sometimes,

know where to look? The National Association

oils can be combined for an even greater effect.

for Holistic Aromatherapy offers a database of

“If you can believe that an essential oil will help you, then you have a greater chance of that

therapists, organized by location and specialty — many of which are right here in South Florida.

LEFT: THIANCHAI SITTHIKONGSAK / GETTY IMAGES; OPPOSITE LEFT TO RIGHT: YAY MEDIA AS / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; ALMA AROMATHERAPY

KNOWING THE ESSENTIALS

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OUR OWN BACKYARD In addition to Alma, Miami is home to a growing number of local aromatherapy and essential oils boutiques, some of which create essential oils in-house with citrus-based plants and flowers. “Florida is known for its tropical feel and citrus fruits,” Serra says. “When you’re making an oil from scratch, you need a ton of the single ingredient just to make one bottle.” NannyP Skin Treats, a Fort Lauderdalebased web store, specializes in handcrafted essential oils sprays, lip balms and muscle-cramp creams. Among the bestsellers is the energy-themed aromatherapy basket, which includes “getup-and-go” products meant to kick-start someone’s day, from a Himalayan salt shower bath scrub to antibacterial citrus oils as well as peppermint and lavender room sprays. Arlys Naturals, another online South Florida-based aromatherapy business, offers a similar line-up of products, all of which are made with 100 percent pure essential oil. Then there’s Therapia by Aroma, located in South Florida’s farming country of Homestead. With a series of body and facial skin care products,

AROMAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS LOOKING FOR A GIFT IDEA? CHECK OUT ALMA’S AROMATHERAPY STARTER KIT

Therapia by Aroma prepares items inhouse with specially designed equipment and produce from neighboring farms. ●

LAVENDER + CAMPHOR BODY OIL Made with almond, lavender and camphor essential oils. Almond oil is very moisturizing and absorbs quickly, while lavender is great for relaxation and calmness, making this perfect to use instead of lotion. MOISTURIZING FACE SERUM Made with almond, castor, rose hip seed, vegetable glycerin and rose essential oils. Great for those who want to cleanse sensitive skin. BELLY OIL (UNSCENTED) Made with almond, coconut, jojoba, rose hip seed and sunflower seed oils, this serum is meant for those fighting unwanted stretch marks. Plus, it’s safe to use on pregnant women. You can shop all of Alma’s Aromatherapy products at almaaromatherapy.com.

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DISCOVER WHY FLORIDA’S WONDERFUL WATERWAYS ARE TOPS FOR BOAT ENTHUSIASTS. By Jodi Ornstein

boat worth its saltwater wants to dock at South Florida’s ports, harbors and marinas. With worthy nicknames such as “Cruise Capital of the World,” “Boating Capital of the World” and “Yachting Capital of the World,” it’s no wonder these cities by the sea offer something for every type of boating enthusiast. South Florida’s cruise ports — PortMiami, Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach — attract millions of cruise visitors a year from just about every cruise line you can imagine. From the world’s largest megaships to small intimate luxury cruise ships and passenger yachts, South Florida welcomes cruise ship passengers with limitless amounts of fun in the sun for pre- or post-cruise stays.

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Yachting enthusiasts flock to South

Jungle Queen riverboats, which sail

Florida’s annual boat shows, which

a variety of cruises that navigate Fort

attract everyone from serious buyers,

Lauderdale’s New River and Millionaire’s

brokers and manufacturers to yacht

Row, as a guide points out celebrity

spotters and those who simply dare

homes and storied local spots along

to dream. Each city has its own

the way. Select tours add a stop to the

seafaring version: The 60th annual Fort

company’s own private tropical isle

Lauderdale International Boat Show

for a barbecue, a walk among lush

will be held October 30–November 3,

vegetation and exotic animals, and an

2019, touting more than 1,500 boats on

evening variety show.

display, 3 million square feet of exhibit

Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi

If you’re lucky enough to be in town

space, and six miles of floating docks.

on December 14 this year, make your

Up the road, the 35th annual Palm

way to the Intracoastal Waterway for

Beach International Boat Show will take

Fort Lauderdale’s 48th annual Winterfest

place March 26–29, 2020, showcasing

Boat Parade, where more than 100

hundreds of boats from 8-foot inflatables

registered boats will sail a 12-mile route

Palm Beach International Boat Show

South Florida welcomes millions of cruise ship passengers with limitless amounts of fun in the sun for pre- or post-cruise stays. to 300-foot super yachts, while the

along the New River and Intracoastal

next Miami International Boat Show,

Waterway. Whether it’s a private mega

scheduled for February 13–17, 2020, will

yacht, a company-sponsored boat or

bring its own take of the best of boating

an individual in a kayak, they’ll all be

life from boats and gear to marine

decked out in holiday lights and blaring

experiences.

festive music as an estimated 1 million

For some unique local flavor, hop on a Fort Lauderdale water taxi for a fun

GFCVB; PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW; GMCVB

way to get around from one attraction

spectators line the waterway to catch the holiday feels. If fast is more your speed, head west

to the next. The relaxing ride comes

(further…further…) to one of the area’s

with awesome views and narrated

airboat tour operators to board a guided

facts and stories, as you hop on and

airboat for a wild ride through the

off at your choice of more than 10 stops

Everglades. You’re guaranteed to spot

along several routes, including parks,

native vegetation and wild inhabitants

hotels and restaurants; the famed

including a large variety of birds, fish

shopping street of Las Olas Boulevard;

and slow-gliding alligators.

Beach Place, a beachfront complex

With so many ways to quench your

full of stores and restaurants; and

passion for all things boating, it’s no

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

wonder visitors want to drop anchor and

(Hey, it’s 5’oclock somewhere!)

explore more of all that South Florida

Another local staple is a ride on the

PortMiami

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WELCOME TO MIAMI Former NBA star Shane Battier needs no introduction to Miami. Rookie Tyler Herro, on the other hand, has only been in town a hot minute after the 2019 first-round pick made a huge splash (and basically every bucket) during Summer League games. Before the 2019-2020 season tipped off, Go spoke with both the Heat legend and the future face of the team to get some sage Shane advice for becoming a true Hometown Herro.

SHANE, WITH THE “OFFICE” BEING THERE AT AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA, WHAT RESTAURANT IS A GO-TO FAVORITE? SHANE: My first year, I ate at Il Gabbiano probably 15, 16 times. There’s literally nothing that’s a bad meal at Il Gabbiano. It’s fantastic, it’s consistent — it’s the perfect Miami dinner place. Miami’s changed so much, even in the 8 years I’ve lived here. Especially with the rise of Wynwood and the Design District, there’s so many options. It used to be if you wanted a night out, you headed to the Beach. And the Beach is awesome and fun and beautiful, but there are so many more options now between Coral Gables and South Miami, Downtown Miami, Brickell Village, just a lot that the city has to offer. WE’RE ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD TO ART BASEL … SHANE: I try to go over to one party a year. See what’s happening in the art world. There’s some funky stuff,

to put it lightly. There’s so much flavor from here to West Palm Beach. Honestly, you could visit a different little pocket of South Florida for weeks on end. When you live here, you appreciate the cultural diversity and all the things that South Florida has to offer. TYLER, WHERE HAVE PEOPLE BEEN RECOMMENDING YOU GO SO FAR? TYLER: I’ve been in Miami for a week, week-and-a-half … [there’s] a lot of different places that people wanted me to try. Prime 112 was good. Tried a few places on South Beach, but still wandering around trying to find my spots. Coming from Milwaukee and being in the cold my whole life, it just feels good being in the heat. SHANE: If you come to South Florida for the first time in the summer, the winter is worth the sweat of the summer. For as hot as summer may get, the winter is that spectacular — so give it time.

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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEAL MIAMI OFF-DAY IN MIND? TYLER: I really don’t like going out too much. So I’ll probably just find something low-key or chill to do. SHANE: The perfect off-day for me is you wake up, you go get a cafecito. You can find a cafecito in literally any corner of Miami. Then I’d head to Wynwood and check out an art gallery. There are so many great restaurants there. And it’s fun just to drive over the Rickenbacker Causeway. Go over the bridge and look at the city and see how beautiful it is. Maybe go to South of Fifth and post up at the beach for an hour or so. Some Vitamin D. WITH YOU BOTH GROWING UP IN THE MIDWEST, ARE THERE ANY FLAVORS YOU CAN RECOMMEND TO TYLER TO REMIND HIM OF HOME? SHANE: Obviously football is huge in the Midwest. And South Florida produces some of the best football talent in the world. So it’s fun to check out the Friday Night Lights here in Miami, some of the best high school [football] in the country. It’s fun to go to University of Miami football games or Dolphins games on Sunday. If you’re missing Midwestern football, South Florida’s got you covered. TYLER: Big fan of football, for sure. I’ll definitely try to catch some games. High school games are always fun to watch, especially if they’re two good teams going at it. UDONIS HASLEM IS COMING BACK FOR A 17TH SEASON. DO YOU REMEMBER ANY MIAMI ADVICE HE BESTOWED? SHANE: UD is Mr. 305. He’s tough, he’s gritty, but he’s passionate and loves his family and that’s what Tyler will learn about Miami. Passionate place. 49

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SHANE, WHEN YOU VENTURE NORTH OF MIAMI/DADE COUNTY LINE, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO? SHANE: You know, I love to take Virgin Train USA and take my family to The Breakers. One of the best resorts in the country, and there’s nothing better than just having a mimosa by the water and watch the waves crash in and get a round of golf at the course there or go play Seminole or PGA National. Jumping on the train … and then an hour and 20 minutes later we’re in West Palm with Wi-Fi, with beverage service — it was a really easy trip. My family loved it and my kids always beg me to find excuses to ride the train and go to Fort Lauderdale or West Palm.

TYLER, WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST THOUGHT UPON EXPERIENCING OUR SOUTH FLORIDA TRAFFIC? TYLER: Uh, yeah — it was a little different coming from Milwaukee and Kentucky where the traffic isn’t too bad. [Coming] to a bigger city like Miami, just going to have to plan around however long it takes to get from one spot to another. SHANE: The best piece of advice is to use Waze or Google Maps. It may take you some funky routes, but it will save you some stress in the end.

WHAT OTHER STORIES HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT SOUTH FLORIDA LIFE? TYLER: I hear [South Florida] is fast. It can catch up to you if you let it, so obviously enjoy and have fun, but knowing the reason [I’m] here is to play basketball. SHANE, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF TYLER’S DRAFT NIGHT WARDROBE? SHANE: You know, he showed me something. You gotta have confidence. If you don’t have confidence, the league will eat you up. So Tyler showed me that he’s got confidence that he can pull off any look, and that’s going to serve him well on the basketball court. ●

VIRGIN TRAINS USA

If you show them you’re about community and about family, then they’ll embrace you. [UD’s] the best ambassador the city could ever, ever hope for. He actually introduced my wife to horse country. I never knew that South Florida had such a prominent horse scene, so now my wife competes in reining championships. I’d like to thank UD for introducing us to the horse country of South Florida.

FOR FANS TAKING THE BUZZER BEATER SERVICE ON GAMEDAYS, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR MAXIMIZING THE EXPERIENCE AROUND THE ARENA? SHANE: If you haven’t been to Virgin MiamiCentral station, you’ll be impressed. A really fantastic food court, a beer garden now that’s open — I know you’re going to rush over to AmericanAirlines to grab your seats, but if you have time, take in all the new features of the station.

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED

FLORIDA

M

ost South Floridians have heard

of Flagler … Flagler Street anyway. It’s the 12-mile-long-road that divides north from south in Miami, running from Biscayne Bay westward

Local landmarks tell the story of Henry Flagler and the ambitious community he helped create. By Les Standiford

into the boonies. But

eastern seaboard of the state all the way down to Miami, and eventually to Key West, essentially creating Florida as we know it today. When in 1896, he extended his Florida East Coast Railway from Palm

it’s an open question how many of

Beach to Miami — then called Fort

them know the roadway was named

Dallas — the 100 or so hardy pioneers

after Henry Morrison Flagler, the Ohio

were so grateful, they wanted to

transplant who not only made Miami

rename the town “Flagler,” but the

possible, but who might as well be

ever-modest developer wouldn’t hear

called “the man who invented Florida.”

of it. “Name it after the Mayaimi River right there,” he suggested, and the

Flagler, born dirt-poor in rural New

name stuck. There was an artificial “Flagler Memorial Island” dredged

York in 1830, moved to Ohio as a

up in Biscayne Bay by Miami Beach

youngster and worked for relatives

developer Carl Fisher in 1920 to honor

in a general store, where he sold

the city founder (who died in 1913), but

grain to a fellow working stiff named

other than that, there was not so much

John D. Rockefeller. In time, the two

as a statue in the city until 2009, when

became a matchless business pair

a life-sized bronze replica was placed

who created the Standard Oil empire.

on the steps of the Miami-Dade County

Flagler ultimately grew tired of that

Courthouse, one of four commissioned

business and moved to the wilderness

and donated for placement about

of St. Augustine in the 1880s, where

the State by the Flagler Museum

he built a grand hotel, along with a

of Palm Beach. “We felt it was an

railroad so northerners could get to

appropriate means and high time to

it. He repeated the process down the

remind Floridians just how important

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MAKING HIS MARK

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Henry Flagler was to the development of our great state,” says John Blades, former director of the Museum. These are hardly the only vestiges of Flagler’s vast legacy to be found in South Florida, though, and a visit to any one of them can conjure up something of this visionary’s scope and ambition. While the first of Flagler’s grand hotels, the Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine, is still standing and is open to the touring public, it has been converted for use as a dormitory and offices for Flagler College. PALM BEACH PIONEER However, the magnificent oceanfront Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, first opened in 1896 and rebuilt twice after fires, operates as a hotel to this day, offering guests the opportunity to experience other-era grandeur in surroundings modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome. If to enter the public reading room of the New York City Public Library is to experience the essence of library, then to walk through the magnificent public rooms of the Breakers is to know the essence of grand hotel. It was first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 (just about the time it received airconditioning). Along with the 538 rooms are 140 acres of grounds to be tended, requiring some 2,000 employees. “On any given day, counting staff, guests, club members, and visitors, there might be 5,000 or 6,000 people on the property,” says Paul Leone, the hotel’s CEO, “but I think you’d have a hard time finding so much as a paint 53

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WHAT WOULD MR. FLAGLER THINK? Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Virgin Trains USA headquarters to talk about Henry Flagler and his railroading exploits in early Florida. I mentioned that Flagler was a “do-er,” a notoriously tightlipped sort who rarely gave away much about himself or his feelings. Towards the end of our conversation, one staffer wondered what question I might ask that tough nut if I got the chance. Easy. “Mr. Flagler, what do you think of Virgin Trains USA’s efforts to start new Florida passenger service in this day and age?” And as to how I think he would respond? I think he’d be all in. Flagler was a visionary and Florida was next began work on the Key West extension, the press dubbed it “Flagler’s Folly.” Whitehall (top), is now the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. The Breakers (above) lobby is grand. Henry Flagler with his wife (far right) during construction of the Key West extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad.

When the final spike on the Overseas Railway was driven, it was being called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” I think he would tell you that the spokes connecting the Tampa-Orlando-Miami

chip around here.” While today’s guests can expect to pay a bit more than the $4 per night handed over in 1896, bargain hunters may be surprised by family-oriented rates offered up during summertime. And, even enjoying a cocktail or a meal on-site will afford a sense of that ornate Flagler-era splendor. Also in Palm Beach is the aforementioned Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, or Whitehall, the meticulously restored 75room, 100,000 square-foot “marble palace” Flagler built as a wedding gift for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan of North Carolina. Whitehall was designed by the Beaux-Arts masters Carrere and Hastings, the pair who did the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine and who would go on to design the landmark New York City Public Library. The stately home overlooking Lake Worth boasts a breathtaking marble entrance hall 110 feet wide and 40 feet deep, flanked by a double marble staircase leading to the upper floors. While estimates to recreate the structure today range as high as $500 million, it would have met the wrecking ball in the 1960s had it not been for the

corridors will carry far more than enough traffic to make the routes profitable and profoundly influence transportation in South Florida. Or maybe he wouldn’t say much of anything. Maybe he’d simply just go do it and leave others wondering, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”

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to nothing before he arrived. When he

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Stranahan House (left) and Viscaya.

home was a monumental task, requiring 21 years and

of various stripes and is open for tours every afternoon. Even in his day, it did not take long for other tycoons

two dozen capital projects. “After my first day on the job,

to follow in Flagler’s Florida footsteps. One of the most

I sat down and cried,” says former director Blades. “You

striking examples is Miami’s Vizcaya Museum and

should have seen all the kiddie pools scattered around the

Gardens, a sprawling Italian Renaissance villa built on

attic to catch the leaks.” Today, Whitehall is a showplace,

Biscayne Bay as the winter residence for harvesting-

open daily for guided tours, including access to an airy

machine magnate James Deering between 1914 and 1922

luncheon pavilion where visitors can even climb aboard

at a cost of some $15 million. Deering used the 70-room

Flagler’s personal Pullman car, rescued from a Virginia farm

villa until his death in 1925, incorporating native trees

where it was being used as a bunkhouse for workers.

and plants into classical European garden design. The villa has been called “the Hearst Castle of the East,”

FELLOW FOUNDERS Further south, near downtown Fort Lauderdale, is

and while it contains a number of remarkable furnishings, ceramics and artworks bequeathed by heirs to Miami-Dade

a somewhat less grand but equally significant home,

County, daily visitors are equally delighted by the surrounding

Stranahan House, the oldest surviving structure in Broward

10 acres of formal Italian gardens where weddings,

County, and a reminder of the pioneering spirit that

quinceañeras, and other events are regular events. In 1994,

motivated Flagler to extend his activities in the state. As

Vizcaya was designated a National Historic Landmark.

an adventurous 27-year-old, Frank Stranahan established

If none of this surprises you, then you can call yourself

a trading camp at the mouth of the New River in the early

a savvy Floridian. And even if much of it is news to you, no

1890s, prospered, married, and in 1901 built a plank home

worries. As Henry Flagler might have said, the chance to

that would double as a community center for what would

kick back and read while everybody else is stuck out there

one day become Fort Lauderdale. Though the business

in traffic is one of the great things about train travel. ●

reversals of the 1920s sent Frank into a despair that resulted in his suicide, his widow Ivy remained in Stranahan House as a community stalwart until her death in 1971, at age 90. Shortly thereafter, the structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, was purchased by the Historical Society of Fort Lauderdale, and opened to the public in the spring of 1984. For Flagler, who became fond of referring to Florida as “my domain,” it was pioneers such as Stranahan whom he hoped to aid by bringing his rail lines southward. Today, Stranahan House continues to host community functions

Les Standiford is the author of the upcoming Palm Beach, Mar-aLago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu. (“A readable history of the wealthy Americans who developed Florida for their vacationing pleasure . . . Standiford writes effortlessly.” — Publishers Weekly.) He will be speaking and signing books at the Miami Book Fair on November 23 and Palm Beach’s Society of the Four Arts on December 18. For more information on these and other events, visit les-standiford.com.

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intercession of Flagler heir Jean Matthews. Restoring the

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Virgin Trains USA is bringing back the most magical holiday experience: The Polar Express Train Ride. The only question remaining is … well, ya comin’?

The holiday season is just around the corner, and while South Florida may not have the creeping cold and snowstorms to clue us in, we definitely have the most magical way of ringing in this precious time of year. For the second year in a row, Virgin Trains USA has taken all the wonder and wizardry of everyone’s favorite festive film, The Polar Express, and brought it to life as only an express passenger rail service could with The Polar Express Train Ride, an experience unlike any other. Kids and kids-at-heart come bundled in their coziest pajamas, though any shivers are surely from sheer excitement rather than some cold-weather reaction. Clutching their golden tickets (so as not to

lose it through a holey pocket, of course), they wait for The Conductor to make the “all aboard” call, then step into a world where music and story unfold before immediately awed eyes! Refreshment comes in the way of a delicious hot chocolate and cookie, of course, and all who ride ultimately depart with a special keepsake sleigh bell and warm holiday feelings to last the rest of the year. There’s no better way to see South Florida than on Virgin Trains USA, and there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than on The Polar Express Train Ride. The Polar Express Train Ride runs from November 16 to December 29, 2019. For more information, visit gobrightline.com.

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TACOakland Park

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By Jane Bolin Tagged a city on the move, Oakland Park has long appreciated the foodie in us all. Years ago, the city anointed its downtown as a culinary arts district, and as this area develops, the rest of the city is keeping up its tradition of home-cooked, humble, hole-in-the-wall cuisine from a variety of regions. What you don’t know about Oakland Park, you can taste. The city has perhaps the best concentration of Hispanic and South American food in Broward County. A classic is El Guanaco Taqueria Y Antojitos, a Mexican and Salvadorian womanowned restaurant that serves homemade, hand-pressed tortillas with a myriad of taco fillings. From chorizo and chipotle chicken to my personal favorite, beef tongue, you simply cannot go wrong. The best part of El Guanaco is the chips that start the meal, made fresh and always accompanied by a different salsa.

On the Salvadorian side, there may not be a better pupusa presentation. Pupusa is a thick flatbread made from corn and stuffed with cheeses, meats, you name it. Served with a fermented cabbage called curtido, it is the national dish of El Salvador. El Guanaco serves a cheese and loroco (edible flower) pupusa with curtido and a warm, red chile sauce that is equal parts satisfaction and delight. Keep in mind that El Guanaco does not take reservations and has approximately 6-8 tables. You aren’t getting white tablecloth service, but you will get a slice of culture. I’ve often fantasized about seven days of tacos in Oakland Park because of the enormity of options. Some notable favorites are Tequila Sunrise, Quates Mexican Restaurant, Tatts & Tacos and Cielito Lindo, which all provide family-friendly Mexican fare. The real winner, though, is a Mexican

grocery store on Dixie Highway. Tortilleria Mexicana is the home of an affordable two-dollar taco that transports you to another time and country. The simple cilantro and onion accompaniment to the homemade tortilla is the essence of authentic. (I’ve even been told a little too authentic as friends I have brought thought this spot was too much of dive; I just can’t help but love the bustle of the store, the banter of customers and the smell of authentic chicharrones cooking.) Tortilleria Mexicana has mastered the counter service for an affordable alternative and cultural hub. If you like the sound of this, be sure to try Alegria Taco on Andrews Avenue. They tout themselves as a compact restaurant, but the joy is in the take out! Feeling adventurous and/or hungry? Try your own taco tour of Oakland Park and discover the delicious gems all around this city. ● 59

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If your kids are anything like mine,

including an extensive collection of

they’ll probably give you an ultimate

Latin American and Cuban modern

eye roll at the very mention of a visit

and contemporary art. Kids will dig the

to a … museum. But not every museum

vibrant outdoor murals on the museum’s

has to conjure images of long-winded

exterior walls. (Bonus: Admission is free

audio tours and endless exhibits.

for children 12 and under.)

In fact, South Florida boasts some

Sophisticated art-loving kids will

of the best spots for kids to explore,

enjoy perusing the Norton Museum of

discover and engage their senses in

Art, an Art Deco-style building in West

a hands-on environment. No matter

Palm Beach that houses a 7,600-work

their interest — from art to history to

collection of paintings, sculptures,

science — kids can enjoy a museum that

photography and contemporary

suits their style. And, ssssshhhh, maybe

works. Family and teen programs

they’ll even learn a little along the way.

include art workshops, book readings

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Not all art museums are simply surrounded by four walls. South Florida boasts entire districts dedicated to showcasing artist works.

FOR BUDDING ARTISTS In the Greater Fort Lauderdale region,

and Art After Dark, when on Friday evenings admission is free and

the massive 55,000-square-foot Young

activities change weekly from concerts

at Art Museum is a prominent hotspot for

or discussions to exhibits or workshops.

artsy kids and the ultimate playground

Further south, the Pérez Art Museum

for kids to get their hands into, well,

Miami (PAMM) is great for those who

everything. Permanent exhibit spaces

love modern and contemporary

are broken down into distinct “scapes” —

art, as its collection is dedicated to

ArtScapes, CultureScapes, GreenScapes

international art of the 20th and 21st

and WonderScapes — where each

centuries. An array of PAMM Kids,

themed learning environment is more

Families and Teen programs include

fun and whimsical than the next. The

art story times, free days, family tours,

museum’s busy calendar also features

teen workshops and more. Bonus are

rotating exhibits, art classes and

the amazing views of Biscayne Bay and

workshops, and a Night at the Museum

Verde restaurant, a yummy on-site café.

held every third Friday of the month,

However, not all art museums are

which entertains the kids in the evening

simply surrounded by four walls.

while parents can hit the town.

South Florida boasts entire districts

Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s NSU

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (opposite page). Pérez Art Museum (far above); Norton Museum (above); Wynwood Walls (below)

dedicated to showcasing artist works.

Art Museum is dedicated to civilization’s

Fort Lauderdale’s F.A.T. Village Arts

visual history; its permanent collection

District, located in a downtown historic

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who work — and showcase their

Also worth the ride is Delray Beach’s

work — in the area. If you’re in town

Morikami Museum and Japanese

the last Saturday of any month (except

Gardens, a center for Japanese art

December), don’t miss the ArtWalk to

and culture. Even the rowdiest of kids

stroll among open galleries and art

will find their zen as you walk among

vendors while taking in a variety of

six authentic Japanese gardens and

food and entertainment.

ponds, taking breaks along the way to

Another warehouse-district-turned-

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum (above); Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (below); Bonnet House Museum and Gardens (far below)

and respect for their surroundings.”

take in the serene settings or admire

arts district — and a destination unto

the wildlife. Explore the museum, take

itself — is Miami’s Wynwood Walls.

in a scheduled family activity or watch

This extensive collection of graffiti and

a cultural demonstration such as a

street art uses a series of exterior walls

traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

as canvases, with evolving collections

A Fort Lauderdale favorite is the

contributed by well-known and

historic Bonnet House Museum &

emerging artists from around the world.

Gardens, a 20th-century former artist

Meander at your own pace or elect for

house that’s situated among miles of

a guided tour and take in the sheer size

beachfront property. The Main House

of these fascinating works of art. Both

boasts a collection of art and personal

arts districts are day trip–worthy; be

keepsakes of the Birch and Bartlett

sure to leave plenty of time to explore

families, who used to call the house

the surrounding areas, which include

their home, and the grounds are an

restaurants, shops, and local craft

example of South Florida’s native

breweries for the grown-ups.

barrier island habitat where five distinct ecosystems can be found on the

FOR NATURE LOVERS For natural beauty, take a ride to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, a landmark 1860 waterfront lighthouse,

property. Kids will love learning about the region’s history, art, ecosystem and wildlife all in one space. One of the most beautiful spots in

museum and grounds that feature

all of Miami is the Vizcaya Museum &

5,000 years of regional history. Learn

Gardens, a grand estate-turned-museum

about the life of lighthouse keepers,

that features the Main House with 34

hike along a nature trail or climb the

decorated rooms showcasing over

105 steps to the top of the lighthouse

2,500 art objects and furnishings; and

for what locals say are the best views

10 acres of European-inspired formal

in the county.

gardens that kids will swear is straight

“The Palm Beaches are a nature and

FROM TOP: JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM; MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS; DAVID WARREN/BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS

artists, designers and other creatives

out of a fairytale book. Originally

history lovers’ playground that beckons

built as the private winter home of

families to explore and get up close

American businessman James Deering

and personal with wildlife and marine

in the early 1900s, today the sprawling

life,” says Jorge Pesquera, president

site offers an amazing backdrop for

and CEO of Discover The Palm

exploration amid magnificent bay views.

Beaches. “Parents can have fun with

Family programs change monthly and

their kids while they watch them learn

highlight storytelling, art workshops, or

and develop a deeper appreciation

Vizcaya’s natural environments.

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MeLab at Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (above); Otter at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science (right); Wings Over Miami Air Museum (below)

FOR SCIENCE GEEKS

the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in

features immersive shows about earth

AND HISTORY FREAKS

Miami; the Antique Car Museum in Fort

and space.

The South Florida Science Center

Lauderdale; and the Wings Over Miami

History-loving kids will find exhibitions,

and Aquarium in West Palm Beach is

Air Museum, a collection of vintage

artwork, collections, photography and

a mecca for science and technology

aircraft, military trainers and jet aircraft

folklife at the HistoryMiami Museum,

exploration based on computer coding

from the Cold War era that’s almost

which showcases the great stories of

and robotics and is an interactive

entirely in flying condition.

Miami’s communities, people, places

learning environment for natural

You don’t have to be a kid to geek

and events. Outdoorsy kids who like

science and history. The museum’s

out at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s

to get up and go will appreciate the

endless options include 100 hands-on

Museum of Discovery and Science,

museum’s city tour offerings, which

exhibits, a planetarium and theater,

which features a ton of fun interactive

combine walking, biking, boating or

a 1,000-square-foot early childhood

exhibits about science, health, animals

busing with the museum’s tour guides

education room, and an 18-hole mini

and environment. (Think hurricane

and resident historians. (Bonus: Free

golf course designed by Jim Fazio and

simulator.) Also allow plenty of time to

Family Fun Days are held the second

Gary Nicklaus. Events includes Laser

explore the new outdoor science park,

Saturday of each month.)

Light Shows, Nights at the Museum,

schedule an otter encounter or gaze

Sensory Saturdays, GEMS Club (for

at the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-

Children’s Museum is certainly

Girls Excelling in Math and Science)

tall structure that’s the biggest kinetic

brimming with fun interactive exhibits

and other family and kids’ activities.

energy sculpture in Florida.

and programs dedicated to the arts,

For kids into planes, trains and

Further south and equally as

Living up to its name, the Miami

culture and community. From the Castle

automobiles, check out South Florida’s

science-centric is the Phillip and

of Dreams, a two-story sand castle; to

roster of niche museums. There’s the

Patricia Frost Museum of Science,

the Carnival Upper Deck, where kids

Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, the

located in downtown Miami’s waterfront

can learn about cruising A to Z; to the

former mega estate and grounds

Museum Park. Its hands-on discovery

Music Makers Studio, where kids will

of railroad maven Henry Flagler;

options showcase the science behind

be fully engaged in a variety of musical

living systems, the solar system, flight, technology, engineering and more. Beyond the numerous exhibits and great views, there’s also a three-level

activities — kids will get a feast for every one of their senses. No matter their interest and personality, kids of all ages will find a South Florida museum — chances are,

aquarium that houses

many — that will let their senses run

South Florida’s aquatic

wild, their creativity flow and

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Dachshund races at Oakland Park Oktoberfest

Let Virgin lead the way to these can’t-miss events all over South Florida.

OCTOBER Through January 5, 2020 Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989

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

October 2 Peppa Pig Live!

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

October 3-6 Aqua Girl Miami Beach

October 4-6 Oakland Park Oktoberfest

Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park

October 5 Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers

BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

October 4-5 Steve-O

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

October 5 Virginia Tech at Miami Hurricanes Hard Rock Stadium 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens

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October 8-20 Les Misérables

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

October 11-13, 18-20 Oktoberfest

The American German Club of the Palm Beaches 5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth

October 11-13, 18-20 Oktoberfest Miami

German American Social Club of Greater Miami 11919 SW 56th St., Miami

October 12 Built to Spill

Culture Room 3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale

October 14 The 33 1/3 B-sides — A Reading With 33 1/3 Authors Rebecca Wallwork and Phillip Crandall Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

October 17 Coheed and Cambria

Revolution Live 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale

October 18-February 9 Teresita Fernández: Elemental Pérez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

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MIAMI-DADE

October 19-20 Las Olas Art Fair

October 25 Halloween Bash

Las Olas

October 20 ZZ Top and Cheap Trick Coral Sky Amphitheatre 601-7 Sanburys Way West Palm Beach

20: AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 21: BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

October 22 Melvins

October 25 Norm Macdonald

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

October 26 Moonfest

West Palm Beach

Culture Room 3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale

October 26 Boo-By-The-Sea

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

October 22-26 South Beach Seafood Festival

October 30November 3 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Miami Beach

October 23 Memphis Grizzlies at Miami Heat

Fort Lauderdale

October 30 So You Think You Can Dance Live!

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

October 24 Dragonfly Expeditionary Club’s Ghosts and Gravestones – Mourning or Night?

BROWARD

October 25 Maroon 5

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

October 20 & 21 Post-Malone

Miami City Cemetery 1800 NE 2nd Ave. Miami

Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park

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

October 31 Wicked Manors VII Deadly Sins block party Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

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NOVEMBER November 1-10 Miami International Auto Show

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach

November 2 AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

November 2 LagoonFest West Palm Beach

November 2 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

November 3 Houston Rockets at Miami Heat

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

November 3 RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour

BALFOUR STUDIOS/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO; INGRAM IMAGE

Olympia Theater 174 E. Flagler St., Miami

November 8 Eric Andre

November 3 New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Olympia Theater 174 E. Flagler St., Miami

Hard Rock Stadium 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens

November 10 Exotics on Las Olas automotive show

November 5 Black Keys and Modest Mouse

Las Olas

November 11 Titus Andronicus

BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway Sunrise

Churchill’s Pub 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami

November 7-10 Seed Food & Wine Week

November 14 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Miami

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

November 7 Elvis Costello & the Imposters

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

November 15 Jonas Brothers

November 7 Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls

November 17-24 Miami Book Fair

BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise Miami Dade College 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Culture Room 3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale

November 8-10 Miami Beach Pop Festival Miami Beach

November 17 Ford EcoBoost 400

Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 Speedway Blvd. Homestead

November 23-24 Riptide Music Festival Fort Lauderdale Beach

November 23 Vizcaya Ball

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami

November 23 Sara Baresilles

BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

November 24 The Menzingers and Culture Abuse

Culture Room 3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale

November 27 Ariana Grande

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

November 29 Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

November 29December 1 Melissa Villaseñor

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

November 2 — Day of the Dead Don’t expect the skeletons to return to their tombs after Halloween night … On Saturday, November 2nd, watch as the Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale lights up with an allages procession of skeleton puppets and performers in all colors and sizes. This beautiful Mexican tradition takes center stage at the annual Florida Day of the Dead Celebration featuring all-day entertainment from craft bazaars and workshops to a latenight after-party at Revolution Live. Downtown Fort Lauderdale

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December 5-8 Art Basel

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Miami Beach

DECEMBER December 1 Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens

December 3-8 Art Miami

Art Miami Plaza One Herald Plaza (at NE 14th St.), Miami

December 3 An Evening with David Sedaris Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St. Fort Lauderdale

December 4 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St. Fort Lauderdale

December 4 Christmas-By-The-Sea Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

December 7 Rakastella

Virginia Key Beach Park 4020 Virginia Beach Dr., Miami

December 8 The Hip Hop Nutcracker Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale

December 9 Palm Beach International Mini Movie Film Festival Norton Museum of Art 1450 S. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach

December 12-15 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Palm Beach

December 13 Bret Michaels

Seminole Hard Rock 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

December 13 Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

December 14, 15, 17-19 Madonna Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave. Miami Beach

December 14 Winterfest Boat Parade Fort Lauderdale

December 14 Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers

BB&T Center 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

December 17 America’s Got Talent Season 15 Castings

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach

December 21 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton

December 29 King Mango Strut Parade Commodore Plaza Coconut Grove

December 31 Pitbull — Worldwide NYE Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami

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SAIL TO MSC CRUISES’

NEW PRIVATE ISLAND ON 4 BEAUTIFUL SHIPS

DISCOVER, DISCONNECT AND RECHARGE ON MSC CRUISES' NEW ECOFRIENDLY PRIVATE ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS, OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE. JUST 65 MILES FROM MIAMI, IT’S WORLDS AWAY FROM THE EXPECTED. Surrounded by 64 square miles of protected, crystal-clear waters, Ocean Cay is home to eight soft white-sand beaches. Relax on a comfy float in the tranquil lagoon, work on your tan with a cool drink from one of the seven conveniently located tiki bars, or envelop your beach experience in the comfort and exclusivity of an all-day private cabana. Let the island's beauty inspire you to get closer to the local marine inhabitants. A snorkel or scuba safari is a perfect way to see some of the 80 marine species that call this special area home, from colorful corals and reef fish, to lobsters and sea rays. Try a parasailing adventure, paddleboard yoga, or indulge in a beachside massage. There’s plenty of time.

Then enjoy Ocean Cay’s evening festivities thanks to the ship’s late departure. Sip a Bahamian cocktail at the Hemingway-style lighthouse bar as the sun sets, then dance to the Junkanoo parade. As light fades into night, the clear Bahamian sky twinkles with stars and galaxies, creating a perfect opportunity for stargazing on the beach. With our beautiful ships MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside, MSC Divina and MSC Armonia sailing weekly out of Miami, the perfect Caribbean cruise awaits you. Visit MSC Cruises at msccruises.com or call your travel advisor.

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FROM SOLAR TREES TO SOLAR FARMS…WE’RE GROWING SOLAR ACROSS THE SUNSHINE STATE. Florida’s largest energy company, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), is in the midst of the largest solar expansion in the history of America. Through a groundbreaking “30-by-30” plan, FPL will install more than 30 million solar panels across Florida by 2030.

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BEST OF ALL WORLDS Talking Four Seasons and South Florida with Louise Sunshine, Strategic Advisor to Fort Partners. 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 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. Surfside became a world-class destination with the opening of Four Seasons Surf Club, and bringing the Four Seasons brand to Fort Lauderdale will have the same effect on this evolving city.

If a potential resident couldn’t choose between the different South Florida destinations in the Fort Partners portfolio, what would you recommend they consider? Four Seasons buyers appreciate the five-star service that comes with the Four Seasons brand. They understand the incredible value of an investment in this world-renowned name. Fort Partners’ South Florida portfolio includes Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club and

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Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. They all feature exquisite design by global visionaries, signature Four Seasons service and worldclass dining options. In Fort Lauderdale, luxury buyers are attracted to the city’s deep-water channels that make it the “yachting capital of the world” — it’s the only place in the country where you can access channels that support superyachts. To complement this lifestyle, Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale is the only chance to live in a true fivestar development in the city. Similarly, The Surf Club offers residents and guests the most exceptional lifestyle experience available in Surfside. It’s home to a Thomas Keller restaurant and Italian import Le Sirenuse and has transformed the city into an iconic destination. In Palm Beach, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach features design by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki and is drawing international attention for its custom aquatic excursions and weekly culinary experiences.

to the Surf Club in Surfside and Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, as well as to a private island in the Bahamas, an elite connectivity available only to members of Fort Partners’ Four Seasons 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 amenity is a special way to reward that loyalty by allowing them to experience our entire portfolio.

What upcoming South Florida happenings and enhancements have you most excited? Fort Lauderdale is transforming rapidly. Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale is one of several highprofile 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 Virgin Trains USA 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 major cultural improvements to the area, including 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. The most exciting addition will be an exceptional, brand-new marina equipped to hold the most incredible superyachts in the world. Fort Lauderdale’s new marina has been inspired by, and will rival, the best marinas around the globe. Buyers from all over the world come to Fort Lauderdale for its walkable, accessible lifestyle, and these improvements will only enhance that.

Finally, what is it about the Virgin Trains USA lifestyle that complements Four Seasons so well? Virgin Trains USA allows our Four Seasons travelers and homeowners to easily and quickly connect between Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, enabling them to experience the best of all three worlds.

What’s something at these South Florida Four Seasons that people won’t find anywhere else in the Four Seasons portfolio? 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 SP O NS O R E D CO NT E NT

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THE ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION IN FLORIDA IS CREATING A BUZZ Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is making Florida a leader in the electrification of transportation. For more than a decade, FPL has been investing in clean transportation technologies. Advancements in battery technology and a heightened focus on renewable energy has increased electric vehicle (EV) ownership by 300% since 2013, making Florida the third largest EV state in the country. The increase in EV adoption has led to a greater need for the availability and accessibility of charging stations to support growing customer demand. FPL EVolution is installing more than 1,000 charging points throughout Florida for current and future EV drivers. Approximately 600 SPONSOR ED CON T E N T

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charging stations will be placed at more than 100 locations, including local parks, shopping malls, and along Florida’s Turnpike. Train riders also have an opportunity to plug in and energize Florida’s energy future with EV charging available at all train stations. FPL’s initiative will increase the number of charging stations by more than 50% and may help accelerate the adoption of EVs in Florida. In Palm Beach County, even school buses are going green. The City of West Palm Beach and FPL recently announced a partnership in which FPL will provide electric batteries to be used in school activity buses for the Parks and Recreation Department.

These buses would provide clean, zero-emissions transportation for the community centers at Howard and Gaines Parks. Along with providing a clean energy transportation option, the buses will also use new cutting-edge technology known as “vehicle-to-grid.” The “vehicleto-grid” technology stores electricity from the buses, which can then be pulled back into the power grid when the buses are not in use. This initiative will provide FPL with exceptional insights and could serve as a blueprint for school districts throughout the state, paving the way for more EV adoption. Learn more at FPL.com/EVs.

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Vows on the Go @virgin Congratulations to Jules and Paul on a speedy ceremony (at 79 mph!) aboard one of our trains!

Élégance du La Estación @chipilahrssen Chipi looks très chic at @laestacionmiami — an American restaurant with a French twist — located in @virginmiamicentral.

Through the Looking Glasses @fubsyshabaroon These largerthan-life sunglasses stopped by our West Palm Beach station, encouraging riders to see art through a different lens. @palmbeachculture

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In this issue: - Eva Longoria: Both Sides of the Camera - Flagler's Florida - South Florida's Best Cocktails, Chocolates, Spas and More -...

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In this issue: - Eva Longoria: Both Sides of the Camera - Flagler's Florida - South Florida's Best Cocktails, Chocolates, Spas and More -...

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