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Publisher: Alexis Weinberg Editor In Chief: Bonnie Kilpatrick General Director AWP Group: William Rey Office Manager: Silvia Chowdhury Chief Editor Assistant: Manuel Ramos

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s the temperatures drop around the globe, Miami could not be hotter! Our city has become an international destination not only for our cool climate, but for our thriving culture as well. For our November/December issue we celebrate art! Our reputation around the world as an art city has grown throughout the years, and we are now the place to find the world’s most rich and diverse art festivals. So of course, we’ve set you up with an insider’s guide to Art Basel, Art Miami, the Miami River Art Fair and many more. Taking art beyond the easel, we’ll explore the myriad of ways that art is Miami. From the edible art of Hakkasan to the living art that’s hot on the market, inside this issue you can expect art to take on many forms. From fitness to fashion we’ve artfully prepared a selection of the city’s finest.

We take great pride in being your luxury guide to the exclusive lifestyle of Social Florida. Continuing our commitment to keep you connected to the best South Florida has to offer means being on the cutting edge on technology. We’re thrilled that this issue not only brings you a whole new way to experience art but also an entirely different way to experience SFG. We’re premiering our new augmented reality iPhone app. Interactive editorials will bring our magazine to life! Amazing videos and exclusive content bring a truly social experience to the palm of your hand. Where to go, what to do, how to look, who to see & what’s to eat?! With so many choices, how do you decide? Let us be your secret trick to mastering the Magic City! Alexis Weinberg CEO

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Writers: Arlyene Marie Ponce Peter B. Laird Lora Kilpatrick Francesca Cruz Kenny Raphael Veronica Mendez Levi Matthews Director of Photography: Gabriel Báncora Director of Digital Marketing: Arlyene Marie Ponce Copy Editor: Peter B. Laird peter@lairdcreative.com

Contributing Photographers: Betty Alvarez Gabriel Bancora Contributors: Salim Rubiales, Vida Online TV.Com Posh Panel

Food & Dining Writer:

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Art Director: Claudio Monzoni www.cmn.mx Graphic Designer Jennifer DeVoid Web Designer Omer Haviv Webmaster: Sergio Sanchez Videographers: Levi Matthews Max Reed Yamil Sesin AWP GROUP Miami Beach, Florida 305-359-3675 info@socialfloridasguide.com COVER Photographer: Max Reed Videographer: Levi Matthews Makeup: Maritza Valle Jewelry: Tiffany & Co., The Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff in Sterling Silver Dress: Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour

Social Florida’s Guide is a registered trademark, free bimonthly publication, produced and edited by AWP Group. The advertisements published here are the responsibility of its authors and not necessarily of the publication. All rights reserved.

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KING JEWELERS A Century in South Florida

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INSIDE CONTENT Jean-Paul Mallozzi Sad”, “Glad”, and “Mad” from his Moodswing series. Michael Margulies Agency

FASHION 8 Be Bold 14 King Jewelers Celebrates a Century in South Florida 16 The Mac Marilyn Monroe Collection HEALTH & WELLNESS 10 What is the Right Fitness Trend for You? 20 Dance as a Martial Art? LIFESTYLE 22 Artful Home Furnishings 24 Hot on the Market: Art Comes Alive! Make sure to download the SFG Connect app and connect with the guide! Point you iphone at the page where you see the app sign. Double tap on the image to view the full screen.

46 Art on the Water: The Miami River Art Fair 52 Music on the Go! 54 Watch Out!

26 Vida Online TV.com TRAVEL & LEISURE 28 72 Hours in New York City 29 Powertools and Sculptures

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT 30 The Local Spot 34 Art Miami 36 Cassia Martins: Art from the Heart

DRINKING & DINING 63 Review: Hakkasan 69 Review: The Bazaar 73 Review: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar 77 Featured Drink 79 Nightlife Guide 82 Caught on Camera

90 Upcoming Events 94 Useful Phone Numbers

Banksy “Parking”, Art Basel 2012

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Alexander McQueen blazer, $2,875, Etro shirt, $295, Etro trouser, $470, and Lanvin bowtie, $135, available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

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“Be BOLD” Photography by Max Reed Videography by Levi Matthews Styling by Laura Sanchez & Gino Blanco Makeup & Hair by Vee Marie Marquez Modeling by Michael Hoffman & Samantha Qadri Location: Mayfair Hotel & Spa

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Versace dress ,$2,795, available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.


Givenchy Trousers, $855, and Dolce & Gabbana blazer, $ 2,045, Giorgio Armani black loafer, $750, Chain bowtie ,$195, all available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

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Ana Maria Couture gown, $465, available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Charlotte Olympia shoes $1,095 available at Neiman Marcus Merrick Park. Cabochon Sterling silver and Black Jade ring and Elsa Peretti速 Sevillana cuff with Black Jade and Sterling Silver available at Tiffany & Co.


Herve Leger dress, $2,350, available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Tiffany 1837™ extra wide cuff in RUBEDO™ metal available at Tiffany & Co.


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JEWELERS by JEFFREY RAUSCH

CELEBRATES A CENTURY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

1912 WAS A LANDMARK YEAR. THE TITANIC EMBARKED ON HER FATEFUL VOYAGE, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA JOINED THE UNION AS THE 47TH AND 48TH STATES, AND THE LEGENDARY BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL OPENED ITS DOORS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD. ON THE EAST COAST, ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT OPENED ITS DOORS – KING JEWELERS. Five generations later, the jewelry business founded by Louis King is South Florida’s premier luxury jeweler, and it continues to dazzle with precious diamonds and gems, prestigious brands, unique designs, and first-class quality and customer service. It’s a legacy the King family proudly carries. ALL IN THE FAMILY Scott King is the fourth generation of Kings to own and operate the family business, which has its flagship Miami location and a newer store in Nashville that opened in 2008. Considered South Florida’s top appraiser, Scott is the expert gemologist of choice for major insurance companies for replacements and valuations.

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Born and raised in Miami Beach, Scott grew up in his family’s jewelry store. He left for college in the 60s with plans to pursue other dreams. After school, however, he returned to South Florida to help out his father at the store – and the rest is history. Scott’s wife, Maxine, has been the company’s jewelry buyer and president for the last 38 years. Their two sons are positioned to lead the next generation of jewelers. David opened and now runs the Nashville store, and Jono is the company’s CFO. “It’s really special being part of this institution,” says David, who left his career on Wall Street to move home to Florida after the September 11 attacks. “We know our identity and


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roots and it’s interesting to learn about the earlier generations. Some of the systems we use in the computer are from my great grandfather.” He adds that over the past century, the jewelry business has evolved tremendously in the way of technology. Advancements in diamond cutting, for example, now make it possible to cut a perfect diamond. The pieces have become more complex too, especially the timepieces that are crafted with many more complications conceptualized and crafted by cutting edge technology. One thing that hasn’t changed over the years, however, is the King family’s commitment to delivering the highest quality of customer service to their clients, as well as the most magnificent jewelry and timepieces from around the globe. “We pick all of our diamonds literally by hand,” says David, who adds that they are very selective about the gems they display in their showcases. “We select the highest quality piece for the best value in each category.” As one of the few jewelers on the east coast to sell Harry Winston, King

also carries the best luxury brands like Breguet, Chanel, Roger Dubuis, Jeager LeCoultre, IWC, Chopard, Forevermark, and Tacori Diamond engagement rings, in addition to their stunning signature Privé line. The goal is to match every client with the perfect piece of jewelry that suits their style and personality at the best value. There are products and price points for everyone, which have helped the business become the personal jeweler to many generations of South Florida families. “We like to focus on family heirlooms and build lifetime relationships,” says David. On any given day, you might also run into celebrities in our salons. Famous clients have included the Rat Pack, Elton John, Carmen Electra, Paul Newman and professional athletes, to name a few.

1910 Hand Painted Cameo Diamond Bezel Pendant

King Jewelers was recently nominated as South Florida’s #1 jeweler and was named the 25th best jeweler in the United States by Harper’s Bazaar. Luxury concierge and personal shopping available.  Visit King Jewelers at 18265 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, or shop online at www.kings1912.com, or call (305) 935-4900.

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1960’s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Twin Diamond Flower Brooch, 1 of 3 ever made


THE MAC MARILYN MONROE MAKEUP COLLECTION by FRANCESCA CRUZ

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winkle indeed you will, with this beautiful new Marilyn Monroe Collection by MAC out since October. The femme/enfant demeanor, large cornflower blue eyes that squinted into a sleepy gaze, embellished by black cat eyeliner, and a full pout of scarlet red—Monroe was the embodiment of beauty at its ripeness in the 1950s. Hard to believe it has been 50 years since the passing of this adored American Icon, and the most recognizable woman of the 20th Century. Her image and beauty is still to this day so vibrant in our collective psyche, there is no denying it. Born Norma Jean Mortenson in the City of Angeles in 1926, and raised for most of her life in an orphanage and foster care, Marilyn Monroe became the most desired and sought-after star of her time. Her story is what Hollywood lore is made of: beautiful girl from humble beginnings transforms into the world’s most beloved screen goddess. And now with MAC’s newest collection you can channel your own inner bombshell. With a selection of lipsticks aptly named Deeply Adored, Charmed I’m Sure and Love Goddess you’ll be puckering up to do your best rendition of “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” in no time. MAC has stayed true to the color hues favored by Marilyn: white with flecks of metallic for shadows, pale coral beige on cheeks, black eyeliner and deep to classic reds on lips. This is a limited collection so we advise that you stock up. This collaboration was years in the making and the unique packaging uses images from the 1956 “Black Sitting” photo shoot photographed in New York City by the late Milton Greene.


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~ We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. ~ Marilyn Monroe

SFG interviewed MAC Senior Artist Chantel Miller about the collection and Monroe’s beauty secrets for our readers.

SFG: WHAT DO YOU FEEL MADE MARILYN SUCH AN ICONIC BEAUTY? CM: She was a provoking siren of her time.  She exuded a relaxed, easy innocence and wild mysterious sexiness in the same breath.  The mole, the lips, the eyeliner, and the playfulness with the camera…  SFG: HER MOLE WAS HER TRADEMARK BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HER MAKE-UP APPLICATION WHAT PRODUCTS OR ELEMENT DO YOU FEEL HELPS DEFINE HER STYLE? CM: The eyeliner was iconic because of the sweaty, luminous texture and unique shape that was round in the middle with a delicate wing to elongate.  At MAC the Penulitimate Eye Liner precisely recreates this unique shape and texture. 

mixed textures in all the right places, and selected colors that were perfectly suited for Marilyn.  For example, the value and hue of the orange-red lipstick she wore was the perfect complement to her skin tone and eye color, making her eyes look bluer and her skin look radiant.  SFG: HOW CAN A REGULAR GAL GET THAT SPECIAL LUMINESCENT GLOW THAT MARILYN HAD? CM: Mix up the textures in your makeup!  Go for matte skin with a whisper of sheen on cheekbones using Beauty Powder in “Forever Marilyn.” Compliment this palette with Preferred Blonde Veluxe Pearl Eye Shadow for reflective, sparkling eyes.  Define the top of the eye with Penulitimate Eye Liner in a clean winged sweep.  Curl lashes and liberally apply three coats of False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara.  Finish off the look with matte Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis to balance out those fierce eyes with an intense orange-red.  Add a pinch of Legendary Powder Blush on the apples of the cheeks and see the bombshell transition revealed! 

SFG: IS THERE A PARTICULAR SECRET MARILYN HAD ABOUT APPLYING HER MAKE-UP THAT YOU DISCOVERED WITH THIS COLLECTION? I understand she used her same make-up artist, Whitey, all her life... CM: Marilyn wore a classically balanced makeup look that enhanced eyes, lips, brows, and skin equally.  “Whitey” created symmetry in shapes,

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TOP SECRET, SFG REVEALS…

Marilyn Monroe makeup secrets revealed: From early on in her career, when she was but a budding studio starlet, Monroe teamed up with makeup artist and eventual confidant, Allan

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SFG: IS THERE ONE PARTICULAR MUST-HAVE FROM THIS COLLECTION? CM: The MAC 35 Lashes transcend a girl-next-door into a film siren. The unique lash has dramatic length in the center of the eyes to look sultry, sexy, and in a word, Marilyn.

“Whitey” Snyder. To get that beautiful luminescent glow to her skin, he would apply Vaseline under her makeup; and the key to the famous red bee stung lips were a combination of five

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different shades of red; deeper on the outer edges of her mouth, and application of lighter shades gradually towards the center— allowing for dimension in her legendary lips.


WHAT IS THE RIGHT FITNESS TREND FOR YOU? by KENNY RAPHAEL CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

WHEN IT COMES TO FITNESS IT CAN GET OVERWHELMING WHEN TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT IN YOUR ROUTINE. AS EXERCISING BECOMES EVEN MORE POPULAR TODAY, MANY FITNESS TRENDS HAVE EVOLVED. WHICH TREND WORKS BEST FOR YOU ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR FITNESS GOALS AND PREFERENCE. HERE YOU WILL FIND A LIST OF THE LATEST TRENDS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU.

INDOOR CYCLING/SPINNING Spinning is a great way to build cardiovascular endurance and lower body strength. Spinning classes are usually performed in large or small group settings on a stationary bike. A typical class involves an enthusiastic instructor at the front of the class who leads the participants through routines that are designed to simulate terrain and situations similar to riding a bike outdoors. The class is usually motivated with up-tempo music and sometimes-visual effects.

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CARDIO KICKBOXING

Boot camp classes are usually a total body workout that consists of resistance training and high intensity aerobics. They can be conducted either outdoor or indoor. A boot camp class usually consists of performing several different exercises back-to-back rapidly followed by short breaks. Boot camp class improves strength, muscular endurance and has the potential to burn more calories than conventional aerobic exercise or strength training.

Kickboxing is a great way to get in shape, burn lots of calories, reduce stress, increase energy and boost confidence levels. Kickboxing combines martial arts techniques with heart-pumping cardio. It challenges all major muscles groups, giving you a total body workout for either weight loss or toning your body.

ZUMBA Zumba is a dance fitness program created for all ages to get people moving and is a great alternative to traditional exercise. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. It incorporates several dance forms such as hip-hop, soca, salsa, merengue, martial arts and more. It can burn up to 500 to 1,000 calories per class.

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PILATES With just over 11 million people practicing Pilates, no wonder it’s a trend that’s been able to still become more and more popular over the years as it grows and constantly innovates. Pilates consists of total body training that helps build flexibility, increase range of motion, promote core strength and develop better breathing techniques to allow adequate blood flow to the muscles. Pilates is safe for everyone and also used in rehabilitation cases.


MARTIAL ARTS THAT DANCE by LEVI MATTHEWS

Capoeira

THERE IS A STYLE OF FIGHTING DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE A DANCE THAT KEEPS OPPONENTS GUESSING ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER’S MOVEMENTS AND INTENTIONS. DEVELOPED IN BRAZIL, CAPOEIRA IS A MARTIAL ART OF DANCE THAT IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE IN THE WORLD.

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nd, as we’ve discovered, capoeira is also a great way to work out, meet unique people and learn about a beautiful culture. The greatest advantage of this terpsichorean martial art is the degree of physical excellence one can achieve by practicing it regularly. Because it trains one to dodge attacks instead of block them, capoeira requires constant motion, making it a great cardio workout. Even in a resting period, the capoeirista is moving back and forth performing a ginga,

one of the art’s fundamental movements. These immediate and precise movements stretch and tone several muscle groups to dodge attacks with the grace and style Brazilians are known for. The movements of this style also develop flexibility and muscle tone through the continued use of acrobatics and unconventional positions that the body must be able to conform to at a moment’s notice. As with any martial arts school, the art is also designed to strengthen your mental and

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social health as well. As fellow capoeiristas practice under the same roof, they begin to bond as a family. Even new students are welcomed with a Batizado, a ceremonial capoeira game commonly played for initiations. Practicing this martial art will uniformly bring your body into good shape while fostering new relationships and teaching you much about the rich culture and history of Brazil. Capoeira is one of the main exports of Brazilian culture. Newcomers often do their best to learn Portuguese not just to


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“ASIDE FROM ITS CLOAK OF SECRECY AND ELEMENT OF FUN, CAPOEIRA IS DISGUISED AS A DANCE TO HIDE A CAPOEIRISTA’S INTENTIONS AND CONFUSE OPPONENTS ABOUT THE TIMING OF AN ATTACK”

understand the terminology but also to grow closer to the spirit of the art as well as their fellow capoeiristas. Even the dancing that disguises this martial art is a window to the past. This sport was created by slaves in need of protecting themselves when surrounded and outgunned. To keep their motives a secret, their martial practices were hidden behind joyous moments inspired by music and the uncontrollable movement that comes from it. When presented in a Roda, or circular formation, capoeira can be a way of bonding. Two practitioners pit their skills against one another while

moving to the rhythm being played by the circle of singers and instruments surrounding them. Though this ceremonial game is often played in the form of a Batizado, it can be played for fun or used to present the martial art to those who are unfamiliar with it. Either way, the experience can be fun, good for your health, and prepare you to protect yourself from numerous threats and enemies. Aside from its cloak of secrecy and element of fun, capoeira is disguised as a dance to hide a capoeirista’s intentions and confuse opponents about the timing of an attack. These moves originally helped capoeiristas

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become difficult targets for gunmen. Today, they still serve as a distraction for more conventional martial artists as well as confusion for would-be attackers. Leave it to the Brazilians to create a cool social workout routine that also allows you to protect yourself with style. Capoeira can be a source of self-discovery, self-defense, and self-expression. If you’re looking to add an exciting new dimension to your workout, and intrigued by the idea of experiencing another culture and meeting interesting, like-minded individuals, capoeira may be just the thing for you.


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ARTFUL HOME FURNISHINGS by LORA KILPATRICK

INTERIOR DESIGN IS THE ART OF COMBINING PRACTICALITY WITH BEAUTY. IT IS A VISUAL AND TACTILE ART WHERE WOOD, GLASS, METAL AND FABRIC COME TOGETHER IN INFINITE VARIETIES OF COLOR AND TEXTURE.

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ome design is the space where so many forms of art and craftsmanship blend together to make a unique statement about who you are, your passions, your style, your life. Therefore, the elements of your home should be both functional and artistic. Whether you want a custom made piece or a luxury collection, here are a few Miami dealers who have managed to blur the distinction between home dĂŠcor and art. Avner Zabari is the master of functional art. While Zabari was raised in Israel he traveled all over Europe and South America before settling in Miami. The influence of so many cultures is evident in his art although

his works defy any categorization. His pieces are free and creative, almost as if they came from the unbridled imagination of a child. He offers a large selection cabinets, chairs, tables, lamps, and mirrors that are all handmade in Miami. Each piece is crafted from birch and poplar with metal finishes and playful colors and paintings. Their oddly shaped designs and whimsical styles make for truly unique pieces of furniture that would elicit a lifetime of smiles and chuckles. Originally from New York City, Glen Mayo, now based out of Fort Lauderdale, creates a phenomenal array of focal point furniture pieces, outstanding sculptures, and architectural installations that are truly breathtaking. Mayo’s 20-plus years of site-specific, commissioned experience adds a sculptural and sophisticated statement to any environment he complements. Where his forte of design style is both eclectic and contemporary, Mayo clearly demonstrates his mastery of metalwork combining grace and keen

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intention with each new piece he creates. At times brilliantly featuring other mediums such as cast glass panels in a recently installed entryway in Palm Beach, we can also appreciate Trying to Be Good by Avner Zabari


his vast range of work (shown here), in his “Strella” table, part of the “Brasilia Collection,” where an exotic, reclaimed trunk section of Brazilian Cocoa-Bola wood provides a richness of organic, natural beauty per the echoing glass top, supported by the perfect subtleness of a dozen hand-formed rods of solid steel. Colombostile is an Italian company that crafts furniture out of precious woods and exquisite fabrics. Their furniture can be found at some of the most exclusive leisure destinations in the world, including Switzerland’s Hotel Carlton and Dubai’s Burj al Arab, to name a few. Colombostile features three collections: Eclectic, Classic and Contemporary, although each piece seems to be a style all its own. The Eclectic is unusual and eye-catching with rich colors and textures. Classic harkens back to the great stylistic traditions of history while the Contemporary collection is minimalistic and subtle in its simplicity. Each work is dramatic and unique for an artistic statement of the highest quality. For a striking yet playful avantgarde look, visit the Parisian based Roche Bobois store in Coral Gables. With a wide selection of products for the home ranging from modern to traditional and from vivacious to calm, you are bound to find your perfect style. In particular, the Les Contemporains collection is unusual yet noteworthy. Their modular sofas

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come with multiple sections, each with a unique vibrant fabric. While each section could stand alone as a daring piece of furniture, together they form a sofa that is unrivaled in size and color complexity. With creative twists on the traditional bookcase and coffee table as well as all other pieces, Roche Bobois has rethought every element of conventional furniture design. Baltus is a Spanish design company with its United States headquarters in Miami. It is a world market leader in modern, luxury furniture with unique, handmade pieces. The Baltus collection is bold and basic using the juxtaposition of pure whites and solid blacks to make an intrepid statement. Their furniture features hard angles and smooth textures for the quintessential contemporary design that is both frigid yet elegant. Their selection offers the perfect design solutions for the ultimate urban dweller.

Gemma Sofa by Baltus

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Balance Order Nature, or BON, states that their mission is to “provide furniture that will enlighten your senses, bring harmony to your life and touch your inner soul.” BON’s showroom houses custom pieces from designers around the globe while BON’s own studio collection is made to order to fit the needs and individuality of each client. Their style is contemporary yet peaceful. Each piece is simplistic, but showcases the finest craftsmanship and materials. Under the skill of each artist, wood becomes a smooth, warm, and inviting texture. Designer Peter Mann uses only air-dried solid hardwoods for their rich interplay of color and grain. No stains are used so that the natural texture and color of the wood come to life. North Carolina artist Brian Fireman uses trees from local forests to create designs that are fluid and seductive, naturally accentuating the texture of each slab of wood. There are multiple other designers to choose from, each with his unique voice and style. At BON, artists have managed to make furniture that is not only artistic, but sensuous. In a world of a mass production, home décor should be the one place where your individuality reigns. Whether you are modern or traditional, vivacious or quiet, choose a design that is a testament to your own style. Home design is not generic; it is practical and artistic, functional and inspiring. It is the collective art form that stimulates all of our senses.


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ART COMES ALIVE! by ARLYENE MARIE PONCE

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e’re featuring art in all its forms this issue, so for this edition of “Hot on the Market” we wanted to bring you something exciting - living art! New technologies have transformed aquaculture and horticulture in ways we never expected.

Whether it’s having a perfect view of an underground world, growing your own edible masterpiece or being able to care for an exotic pet with ease, technology and artistry are combining to bring imagination into your everyday life.

JELLYFISH AQUARIUMS

LIVING WALLS Popping up all over the globe, these lush displays are both beautiful and beneficial. Improved air quality, energy efficiency and noise reduction are just some of the benefits of installing a vertical garden. Instead of buying a piece of art, homeowners can now craft their own living masterpiece. Countless methods exist for building a vertical garden, from using recycled

pallets or old shoe organizers to buying specialized equipment. Growing your own herbs, flowers and produce can be a time-consuming task. That’s why we love Woolly Pockets. These modular garden containers make it easy to install your own vertical garden in an afternoon. Ranging from $18 for a Mini Wally to $150 for a Wally Five these plant pockets can be found at woollypocket.com

ZEROEDGE AQUARIUMS Mirroring the same effect as an infinity pool, ZeroEdge Aquariums have no lids or screens to block your view of the action. Smart Flow Design aquariums offer superior water circulation, increased oxygenation and a salt-creep-free environment. Water enters the aquarium through the bottom and drains through a silencer at the top. Whisper quiet and showroom ready, these edgy aquariums are a stunning edition to any home. Custom designed, they start at $600 at zeroedgeaquarium.com SFG NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

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Jellyfish are about to be the next big thing when it comes to exotic pets. Most of us have been to an aquarium and have seen a jellyfish display before, marveling in their movements as they glide through the water. Part of the show is how their translucent bodies beautifully illuminate when exposed to LED light, providing a brilliant display of hypnotic movement. Keeping these interesting invertebrates alive in captivity is extremely tricky, because they require specialized tanks. Until recently this technology could only be applied to large tanks, which made keeping jellyfish as pets incredibly impractical. The Desktop Jellyfish Tank by JellyArt features a revolutionary design that allows the home user to experience exotic pet ownership with minimal maintenance. The intelligent design of the tabletop tank means no unsightly tubes or wires block your view of the show. Featuring remote controlled LED lighting, the Desktop Jellyfish Tank is sure to capture your attention. Kits range from $382 up to $709 and can be found at jellyfishart.com


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72 HOUR VACATION

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lights from Miami to New York are frequent, inexpensive and short, making the Big Apple a perfect destination for a 72-hour vacation. From MoMA to the Met, New York has an epic art scene that is world-renowned.

THE LEGENDS: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Built in 1874, the Metropolitan Museum of Art receives over five million visitors each year. The Met is the largest art museum in the United States and boasts a collection as impressive as it is vast. Paintings from all the European masters, ancient Egyptian artifacts, extensive Asian and African art holdings as well as huge collections of everything from costumes to ancient weapons can be found at the Met. If you can visit only one museum while in New York make it the Met, the second most visited museum in the world, behind the Louvre in Paris, Museum of Modern Art: Home to Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is home to many of art’s most recognizable names. Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock all line the halls of this prestigious institution. Extensive renovations throughout the early 2000s make it a perfect time to visit the pristine grounds. Often touted as the most important museum of modern art in the world, MoMA has certainly been influential in developing a modernist art culture far beyond the confines of New York City.

Guggenheim Museum: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in New York’s Upper East Side, houses a vast collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. Designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim museum was conceived as a “temple of the spirit.” Initially the museum received criticism for overshadowing the works of art it contained. This cylindrical museum is wider at the top than it is the bottom and is now considered one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. HIDDEN GEMS & SAVVY STRATEGY: Snug Harbor: For a stunning view of the New York City skyline, head to Staten Island’s Snug Harbor. The 25-minute ferry ride offers some of the best views of the city while taking you to an old sailor’s hideaway. Filled with Greek Revival architecture, Snug Harbor is home to Staten Island Botanical Gardens, The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and The Secret Garden. Yes, The Secret Garden. Popularized by the children’s book and movie, the Connie Gretz Secret Garden is only one a few European style hedge mazes in the United States. What’s most appealing about this hidden gem is how easy and inexpensive

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NEW YORK CITY

by Arlyene Marie Ponce it is to enjoy. After taking the free Staten Island ferry, $3 buys you admission into the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum offer 15,000 square feet of gallery space and features local as well as international artists. Please Don’t Tell: This secret bar will make you feel like a superspy in no time. Head to delicious hotdog eatery Crif Dogs then saunter over to the back wall and enter a phone booth. Press the right button and you will be buzzed into Please Don’t Tell. PDT is an underground bar serving craft cocktails without all the snobbery that can taint a trendy meatpacking spot. Locals love it and visitors can’t stop talking about it. Make sure to grab a reservation it can fill up quickly on the weekends. www. pdtnyc.com New York Pass: Starting at $85 for a one-day pass, the New York Pass offers free access to over 70 of New York’s top attractions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building and the Guggenheim Museum. Pass holders can even ‘Fast Track’ their entry to many of the most popular attractions, like the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Modern Art, allowing you to save time on your short visit. www.newyorkpass.com


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POWERTOOLS AND SCULPTURES CREATIVE ARTIST IN THE KEYS by Lora Kilpatrick Amid the warm tropical breezes of the Florida Keys, Reen Stanhouse can be found working her magic on metal, welding and shaping the material into sculptures and architectural adornments. Reen is warm, welcoming, and very feminine despite the masculine demands of her work. After graduating from Syracuse University, Reen traveled south to the Keys and stayed there. As she states,

Carved bench by Mike Ashcraft she “never returned to the North or its ways again.” Reen’s work comes mostly from private residential commissions although she has commercial clients as well. Reen is very attentive to clients’ needs, working with them until the piece is installed. She works backwards, starting with a concept that is the “most” it could be. Perhaps Reen’s inviting manner and desire to create a unique work for her clients could be summed up with how her initial consultations always begin: “I’ll bring the sketch pad, you bring the bottle of wine.” Reen has worked as an artist for over four decades and lived in the Keys for 35 years. Reen uses metal

primarily, but she also works with cement, fiberglass, glass, and wood, melding all of her materials together to express the natural shapes and movements of nature. The island life has played a major role in her artwork, both aesthetically and practically. Reen uses rustretardant primers, marine epoxies, and airplane waxes due to the potentially violent weather of the Florida Keys hurricane season. However, the gentler nature of the Keys has also influenced her work. She attributes her inspiration to the warm tropical weather and rich verdure of the Florida Keys. By Reen Stanhouse

Foliage Bowls by Reen Stanhouse

Mike Ashcraft can take a 20 foot silver cedar and with the help of a chainsaw, turn it into a work of art. His wood carvings form astounding sculptures that represent the wildlife of the Florida Keys, from wahoos to pelicans to turtles.

works. Mike began working on his own sculptures when he would get home from his construction job. After building a collection of his works, Mike took his sculptures to an art fair and sold every piece. After his success, he never returned to his construction job.

Mike’s work is jaw-dropping, revealing a skilled and accomplished artist. Yet surprisingly, Mike never attended an art school. Originally, he was a construction worker who began carving by sanding other carver’s

If you want to see what his work is all about, stop by Hidden Hook Gallery in Islamorada or the new Fish Fish Restaurant on Biscayne and prepared to be amazed.

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BOBBIE by Phil Fung

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THE LOCAL SPOT

INTERVIEWS WITH GALLERIES, COLLECTORS AND ARTIST FROM AROUND TOWN by LORA KILPATRICK MIAMI IS FILLED WITH TALENT, FROM THE ARTISTS TO THE COLLECTORS. SFG INTERVIEWED PEOPLE FROM ALL ASPECTS OF THE ART INDUSTRY TO UNDERSTAND FROM EVERY POINT OF VIEW THE WORLD OF ART. WE FOUND TWO AMAZING ARTISTS, A PROMINENT YOUNG COLLECTOR, AND AN UP AND COMING GALLERY, WHO HAVE VASTLY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND STYLES YET SHARE TWO THINGS IN COMMON: A PASSION FOR ART AND A LOVE FOR MIAMI! FOR THE COMPLETE INTERVIEWS WITH THE ARTIST VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT SFGMAG.COM

THE ARTISTS ROBERTO GARCIA MARQUEZ Roberto Garcia Marquez is a contemporary Cuban artist who has grown both spiritually and artistically to develop his own unique style of painting. His works are poetic and beautiful-filled with themes of love, music and nature. Roberto’s mature style balances the intriguing and elusive stares of his subjects with their calm, collected manner, inviting viewers to dig a little deeper to discover the meaning of each work. The road to success has not always been easy for Roberto, but every obstacle only strengthened his passion and commitment to painting. In 1987, he escaped Cuba’s communism with his father and brother in a homemade shift boat searching for freedom and opportunity. Roberto now calls Miami home along with his wife of 20 years and their two daughters, but he still attributes his passion, creativity and inspiration to his Cuban roots.  

Roberto Garcia Marquez PHIL FUNG Miami native Phil Fung is an artist and an educator whose works reflect his fun and joyful take on life. His style is as varied and unique as his themes, making it hard to put him into any sort of classification. One thing is for certain though. After viewing his works, you’ll find it hard not to walk away with a smile. When asked how his art reflects the world, Fung claims, “My heritage is ChineseJamaican-American, so I have a unique background to draw upon.  My work is primarily pop art, so I am constantly using my art to critique and celebrate what the world collectively knows as popular culture.  This allows me to reach a wide and diverse audience that is perfect for being in a global city such as Miami.  My art has components of cartooning and comic strips so that leaves me with the ability to make very humorous drawings on a wide range of issues that normally would be hard to capture in art.  As I tell some of my other art friends that work in wide ranges of themes, I am all about beauty and happiness.  There are so many ugly and horrible things in the world.  I would rather use my talent and my time creating things that bring joy to others.”

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THE GALLERY Horizon Arts is set to open an exciting new gallery in Wynwood just in time for Art Basel. The gallery will feature one of Israel’s most prominent and original artists, David Gerstein. Gerstein has been hailed as one of the most innovative artists in the world today. That might seem to be a bold statement, but after viewing his work it is impossible not to recognize his ingenuity and far-reaching imagination. Gerstein is an accomplished artist in a wide variety of mediums, from paintings to intricate paper cut-outs. After working with various materials and mediums, Gerstein embraced steel and used it to create works that were completely new to the art world. Gerstein fashions his pieces from layers of cut-out steel then hand-paints them in bold, vibrant colors. His works are playful in spirit yet mind-boggling in complexity, featuring a myriad of colorful butterflies, exotic birds, bicyclists, flowers, and jazz musicians among other subjects. Horizon Arts will feature Gerstein’s wall sculptures but you can find his art in numerous public spaces around the world, from his native Israel to Belgium to Singapore. Gerstein’s works are represented in galleries and museums in more than 20 countries and across the United States. Now, thanks to Horizon Art, his work will finally be in Miami. Keep up to date with the gallery at http://horizonarts.us/ and don’t miss this world-famous artist.

THE COLLECTOR Robert Blumenthal has quickly become one of Miami’s most prominent young Contemporary Art collectors. His Miami Beach home is filled with works of some of the most respected contemporary artist of the time. Blumenthal has an eye for the upcoming and coming treasures as well. One of his favorite works in his collection is by Cory Arcangel titled Beat the Champ. It is a Nintendo game projected onto the white walls of his home which plays repeatedly and sadly, the player never hits a pin. Blumenthal states that this is a new form of video using antiquated technology. Another notable work is from the Hello Meth Lab in the Sun by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. The work came from a larger piece which infamously turned a Miami condo into a meth lab. “Floating” in the middle of the living room is a beautiful stark white sculpture entitled the Universe by Ricci Albenda. Other artists in the collection include: Parker Ito, Jonas Wood, Dan Rees, Jon Pestoni, Chris Burden, and Mary Weatherford. Our favorite work in Blumenthal’s collection is somewhat of a “performance piece.” A fully functioning cannon which shoots beer cans across the pool at a designated target. The work was designed by Justin H. Long and is entitled The Old 96’er. SFG had the pleasure of meeting Justin and seeing the work of art in action. This kinetic sculpture is sure to be the life of any party. SFG NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2012

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Robert Blumenthal inside a work by Sam Falls.


“TWENTY-THREE YEARS OF UNPARALLELED ART SHOULD PAINT A PICTURE OF WHAT AN EXPERIENCE THESE SIX DAYS WILL BE”

art miami by LEVI MATTHEWS

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his will certainly be a December to remember when Art Miami sets the month in motion by splashing the town with paint from over 1,000 artists. Rivaling the popularity of Art Basel as the longest running art fair in Miami, it will showcase the collections of 100 international galleries. Even solo artists and those with budding careers will have their chance to shine in the limelight while being displayed in the adjacent CONTEXT pavilion. Every medium from paint and clay to bones and wood will be shown off to the thousands of art enthusiasts who will descend upon Miami during Art Week. Miami’s premier anchor fair will be a remarkable event for those who attend and a regret for those who don’t.

With an 8,000 head count for the opening day and 55,000 people in attendance altogether last year, Art Miami has beefed up to be a contender for the title of Miami’s number one art fair. Galleries from all over the world, such as Bolsa de Arte from Brazil and Eli Klein Fine Art from China, will come to showcase their collections from master artists throughout the 20th century. All of these galleries - even local ones will be putting up work from artists all over the world. Miami-born-andbased artists will have their work shown alongside veterans Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso to name a few. About 50 feet north of the Art Miami pavilion will be the CONTEXT pavilion which will house curated works as well as independent submissions. From multimedia exhibits to immersive environments, the mediums will be as diverse as the artists and galleries themselves. Galleries boasting work from more than 1,000 artists as well as unaided artists will share the 200,000 square foot space located in Midtown Miami. Art Miami’s location in the heart of Miami’s Design and Art Districts is a strategic and appropriate placement since the area is already home to

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many local galleries and famous for its monthly Art Walks. But unlike the Art Walk, there will be ample parking available as well as valet parking in front of both pavilions. Also, due to the fact that Art Miami kicks off Miami’s art week, there will be a shuttle bus to bring people from Art Basel Miami Beach to Art Miami and CONTEXT. Among the staggering number of last year’s international attendees were artists, gallery owners, art collectors, connoisseurs, and the general public. Exhibitors from all over the world will convene in the illustrious Art District to show off, and hopefully sell items from their collections. Some newcomers such as 101 Exhibit plan to make a grand entrance for their first showing at Art Miami. They will be unveiling a brand new, never-before-seen painting by Charles Pfahl as well as a book about the realist oil painter. Bridgette Mayer Gallery from Philadelphia will grace the fair with an array of abstract paintings and even some prints from Jasper Johns. With diverse artists come diverse mediums. Eli Klein Fine art will be showing some of the mythological skeletons from Shen Shoamin as well as the paintings on brick by Zhang Dali. With a section dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, the CONTEXT pavilion will certainly be fighting for attention as rival artists put their work on display in hopes that the public will leave with their art in mind if not in hand. The many different mediums present will ensure that everyone finds something that appeals to their tastes. Most importantly, since the fair will consist of not only gallery owners and artists but also collectors and connoisseurs, making a sale could launch an artist’s career or add fuel to an existing one. Twenty-three years of unparalleled art should paint a picture of what an experience these six days will be. Whether you’re here as an exhibitor or as a spectator, get your Art Week started off right by going to see some of the best inspirations in modern and contemporary art.


NEIGHBORHOOD SPOtlIGHt

Cassia Martins

Art from the Heart by Levi Matthews

“Just as we are creations, we are meant to create.”

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iami-based artist and Brazilian writer Cassia Martins is raging a quiet storm in Miami fueled by her belief in art as a motivational force and a method to connect others. With the emergence of her art and the release of her new book, “Born in Rio,” she may just bring back hurricane season. Like many great things, Cassia Martins’ self-reflecting artistic journey can be traced back to her beginnings in the city of Petropolis. Growing up in Brazil, she was exposed to art from many different artists. Her mother, who is also an artist and actress, served as a guide and introduced her to dance, music, and sketching as well as many other art forms and mediums. This caused her creative senses to grow rapidly. She took her knowledge with her to the U.S. at an early age and settled in Miami before attending college in Boston and Philadelphia. After spending so much time away she finally returned to her motherland, where she wrote “Born in Rio,” which has been given five stars on Amazon. In this beautiful read, Rita, a

New York banker, undergoes a much needed transformation from a cold-hearted loner to a warmhearted woman by returning to her homeland. Though the book is not an autobiography, some events from the book have been inspired by Martins’ own life. The fact that people can relate to her book and can enjoy the story being presented is a testimony to her belief that our “creations” bring us together. This book even became a finalist of the Indie Discovery Award at the Book Expo America, no meaningless feat. Becoming a finalist along with the good reviews given by Amazon, Indie Reader, and Publishers Weekly has boosted her presence in the eyes of the press and has readers curious to see what kind of world is hidden behind the pages of her book. Martins’ book isn’t the only form of self expression that she indulges in. Her paintings are also filled with a wonderful array of pieces from her own personality. From works with hidden dedications to small additions of her favorite color, Martins’ personalizes

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her art in a way that her presence is always present but never imposing. The goal she has for every painting is a humble one, and greatly achieved in her latest self portrait, “The Belly Dancer.” This piece not only captures Martins’ physical image but gives us a look at her love for dance as well as instilling the feeling of a fiery passion that Miami brings out in people. Miami is one of the forerunners in popular culture and this fresh breath of Brazilian air is what it needs to keep up with the times. Martins is one of the few artists who create solely for connecting with others instead of creating solely for profit. She has an ethereal work ethic that will command attention in this land of opportunity. When you take an environment such as this and cross-pollinate it with an innate Brazilian zeal, you end up with a beautiful flower like Cassia Martins. “TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HER BOOK GO TO WWW.BORNINRIO.COM”


MIAMI BEACH ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Miami Beach Convention Center 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Convention Center Drive (Hall D) and Washington Avenue (Hall B) Transportation: The show has organized a shuttle bus service for visits to the museums and collections in Miami. The pickup location is directly across the street from Hall D of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Tickets to the event range from $29 for an evening ticket to $90 for a permanent pass.

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GET SM(ART) AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO ART BASEL

VIP Preview Dec. 5th (by invitation only)

Hours: Thursday, December 6, 12pm-8pm Friday, December 7, 12pm-8pm Saturday, December 8, 12pm-8pm Sunday, December 9, 12pm-6pm

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his year Art Basel Miami Beach celebrates its 2012 edition of the biggest art extravagance in the United States from Dec. 6-9, although activities in the city start taking place from the 4th onward. As the sister fair to the most prestigious art show in the world held in Switzerland for the past 43 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines international galleries and exhibits with special events that include music, film, architecture and design.

AQUA 12 AT THE AQUA HOTEL Descending onto the sun-swept shores of South Florida is a Who’s Who list of soughtafter artists, respected art dealers, the most prominent galleries in the world and, as you might expect, bona fide and pseudo celebrities alike, all taking part in this cultural and social revelry. Close to 680 galleries solicited a booth this year, but only 257 of them made the cut. They hail from 31 countries

and five continents to display art on a grand scale. Although the main hub for Art Basel is the Miami Beach Convention Center, there is a plethora of activities that include parallel fairs, pop-up pavilions, instillations, street art murals and performance art that will be taking place throughout the city. SFG has devised this guide so you can be a step ahead of the revelers and not miss out on a single thing taking place during Art Basel.

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1530 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Located within walking distance of Art Basel, Aqua Art Miami Fair is held every year during Basel at the boutique Aqua Hotel. Based in Seattle, they showcase contemporary art and support strong emerging artists. The indoor-outdoor courtyard set-up is a lovely way to enjoy art in Miami. VIP Preview Opening Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pm-11pm Hours: Thursday, December 6, 11am-9pm Friday, December 7, 11am-9pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-9pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-4pm


POOL ART FAIR

1433 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Held at the Carlton Hotel, Pool is an ode to the independent art salons of Paris in the 1860s. It is the ideal meeting ground for rising artists in the process of finding representation. It is a great interactive place for the public, and a wonderful resource for the artistic community. Opening Reception, Friday Dec. 7, 5pm-10pm View site for hours: poolartfair.com December 7, 8 & 9

NADA

The Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33141

The only major art fair run by a non-profit organization, NADA runs parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach. Their goal is to nurture and highlight new-on-the-scene or underexposed emerging contemporary artists. View site for times: http://www.newartdealers.org

SELECT FAIR

1732 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Catalina Hotel transforms its space allowing installation artists and

performance artists to set up shop creating a gallery exhibit like no other on South Beach. The fair features cutting edge contemporary work, print dealers, and collectives. Hours: Thursday, December 6, 11am-8pm Friday, December 7, 11am-8pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-8pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-6pm

INK MIAMI ART FAIR 1850 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

The International Fine Print Dealers Association sponsors INK Miami Art Fair at the Suites of Dorchester. It has a loyal following among museum curators, art enthusiasts and committed collectors of work on paper. Preview Breakfast: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10am Pulp Party: Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30pm Hours: Wednesday, December 5, 12pm-5pm Thursday, December 6, 10am-7pm Friday, December 7, 10am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 10am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 10am-3pm

UNTITLED ART

13th St. and Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

Housed in a customized massive beachfront pavilion under the artistic direction of New York-based curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud is an inaugural art fair, UNTITLED. The 50 galleries selected were through direct invitation and the art exhibited is a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists. December 5-9

VERGE ART MIAMI BEACH 1671 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Verge Art Miami Beach is a fair that functions as an international platform for contemporary and emerging art. For 2012 it introduces two new initiatives: Light Assembly, a pilot video art and architecture exposition; and Art Pages, a publication in partnership with the renowned VANlist email announcement service slated for citywide distribution during Basel. Opening Party: Thursday, Dec. 6, 6pm-10pm Hours: Thursday, December 6, 6pm-10pm Friday, December 7 12pm-8pm Saturday, December 8, 12pm-8pm Sunday, December 9 12pm-6pm

Wynwood Walls, Miami 2011 image courtesy of the artists and Wynwood Walls, photo by Martha Cooper

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Wynwood Walls, Shepard Fairey mural at WKB, photo by Mark Roskams

WATERWAY SATELLITE INSTALLATIONS

Friday, December 7, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-3pm

GATOR IN THE BAY

The latest in pop-up installations is a buoyant project by Lloyd Goradesky, aptly named “Gator in the Bay,” floating 230’. barge consisting of tile mosaics of photos depicting Florida wildlife with the head of a gator made out of recycled metal material. It will be afloat and visible onBiscayne Bay during Art Basel.

CONCEPTION OF MIAMI RIVER POOL BY ARTIST DR. PETRA LIEBLOSBORNE

Another of the floating exhibits during Art Basel will be installed alongside the new Miami River International Contemporary Fair in Brickell, and it consists of a pool within the river. No doubt many will be tempted to take a plunge.

SCOPE MIAMI

1100 N.E. 36th St. Miami, FL 33138 Running concurrent with all things Basel and teaming up with VH1 this year for on-air, on-line, and on-site collaborations, Scope returns with its colossal white pavilion that will once again house for the duration of the fair 20 innovative Breeder Program galleries presented alongside 85 established international exhibitors. This is one to circle on the list. Hours: Wednesday, December 5, 11am-7pm Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm Friday, December 7, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-6pm

ART ASIA MIAMI

ARTS DISTRICT/MIDTOWN

1100 N.E. 36th Street Miami, FL 33138

AOA TRIBAL ART MIAMI SHOW

For this edition of Art Basel, Chief Curator Jasmine Wahi has invited galleries representing South Asia and the Middle East as the featured guest of Art Asia Miami. It is a forum showcasing galleries from around the world that focus on the very best of contemporary artists from throughout Asia.

1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132

A tribal art and jewelry exhibition that takes place during Art Basel with works from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Hours: Tuesday, Dec 4, 7pm-10pm Wednesday, December 5, 11am-7pm Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm

Vernissage: Tuesday, Dec.4, 4pm-8pm

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Hours: Wednesday, December 5, 11am-7pm Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm Friday, December 7, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-6pm

WYNWOOD DISTRICT ART MIAMI & CONTEXT 3101 N.E. 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33137

The longest running contemporary art fair in Miami, Art Miami, will once again erect its impressive white pavilion exhibiting some of the most important works at the forefront of contemporary art. Directly adjacent will be CONTEXT with its state-of-theart pavilion featuring a VIP lounge, Art Video New Media Lounge, wine bar, performance stage and indoor-outdoor curated projects. Complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT and Art Basel Miami Beach. Special Highlight: Outdoor exhibition “Banksy Out of CONTEXT” will feature four six-and-a-half ton walls, each with a piece of infamous British artist Banksy’s stencil work. Hours: Wednesday, Dec 5, 11am - 7pm Thursday, Dec 6, 11am - 7pm Friday, Dec 7, 11am - 8:30pm Saturday, Dec 8, 11am -7 pm Sunday, Dec 9, 11am - 6pm


GET SM(ART) MIAMI PHOTO

NE 1st Ave. and 34th St. Miami, FL 33137 A hop and skip away from Art Miami and CONTEXT you’ll find the only fair devoted to vintage and contemporary photography, MIAMI PHOTO. Along with an extensive array of photo exhibitors, the fair features an educational perspective with full program lectures. Hours: Wednesday, Dec 5, 11am - 7pm Thursday, Dec 6, 11am - 7pm Friday, Dec 7, 11am - 7pm Saturday, Dec 8, 11am -7 pm Sunday, Dec 9, 11am - 7pm

MIAMI PROJECT ART FAIR

N.E. 1st Ave. and N.E. 30th St. Miami, FL 33137 Another voluminous pop-up tent among the many white pavilions is Miami Project Art Fair. Here, 65 galleries will exhibit their work under a 65,000-square-foot tent, with leading emerging and mid-career artists from around the world on display. VIP Preview: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 5:30pm-10pm

Hours: Wednesday, December 5, 11am to 3pm Thursday, December 6, 11am to 10pm Friday, December 7, 11am to 8:30pm Saturday, December 8, 11am to 7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am to 6pm

FOUNTAIN MIAMI

2505 North Miami Ave. at the corner of 25th St. Miami, FL 33137 If what you’re looking for is a fair that showcases avant-garde artwork with fresh up-and-coming artists, then this is the place for you. Hours: Friday, December 7, 12pm-7pm Saturday, December 8, 12pm-7pm Sunday, December 9, 12pm-5pm

such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol. For Art Basel, in collaboration with Taglialatella Galleries and Arts for a Better World, it will be presenting “100 Warhols, an Overview: Painting, Drawing, Collage, Unique Work on Paper, Trail Proofs and Edition Prints” at the Overture Miami Art Fair. Vernissage: VIP Dec. 4, 4pm-7pm Hours: Thursday, December 6, 11am-7pm Friday, December 7, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-6pm

Art Asia, Lee Lee Nam, “Visiting a Friend in the Moonlight,” Courtesy Nine Gallery.

THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION 95 N.W. 29th St. Miami, FL 33127

Established in New York City in 1964, and calling Miami home since 1993, the RFC exhibit is housed in a 45,000-square-foot building that is constantly expanding its impressive collection of contemporary artists

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GET SM(ART) RED DOT ART FAIR

PULSE MIAMI

WYNWOOD WALLS

Juxtaposed in the heart of the action, Red Dot Art Fair once again secures its same spot. The Red Dot will be in the same spot (yes, pun intended). It will be presenting 70 international galleries featuring contemporary paintings, photography and works on paper, along with a 1,000-square-foot sculpture garden. The 60,000-square-foot pavilion will provide visitors a regal environment to enjoy art.

Celebrating its eighth year as part of Basel week, this art fair opens on December 4th with a silent auction benefiting Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami. The works exhibited this year will run from performance, video art, and installations to the traditional mediums of paintings and sculpture, and as is their trademark Pulse will showcase pioneering an progressive contemporary artists.

Founded by developer and visionary, the late Tony Goldman, Wynwood Walls is Miami’s open-air museum of the streets with 40 murals encompassing famed street artists Shepard Fairey, Sego, Nosm and Kenny Scharf, among many others. As a tribute to Goldman, who passed away this September, during Art Basel 2012 the program will include participating artists from Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.

VIP Brunch Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012: 10am -1pm

Open to the public year-round!

N.W. 31st St. and N.E. 1st Ave. Miami, FL 33137

Hours: Wednesday, December 5, 11am-7pm Thursday, December 6, 11am-8pm Friday, December 7, 11am-8pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-8pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-6pm

SEVEN This mini art fair that revolves around seven galleries – Postmasters Gallery, Pierogi, Hales, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, BravinLee Programs, P.P.O.W and Winkleman Gallery – returns to Miami as a pop-up fair for Art Basel. It is a great venue to attend if you are looking for a more intimate, interactive and anything but humdrum experience.

The Ice Palace 1400 North Miami Ave. Miami, FL 33136

Hours: Thursday, December 6, 1pm-7pm Friday, December 7, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 8, 11am-7pm Sunday, December 9, 11am-5pm

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View site for more details: www.seven-miami.com Courtesy Rubell

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ART IS FOR EVERYONE TIPS ON ENJOYING ART IN MIAMI, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STYLE by LORA KILPATRICK

FOR THE COLLECTOR If you are new to collecting, make sure you attend a session from the Emerging Collector Series at Bakehouse Art Complex, or BAC. BAC is a non-profit organization that provides studios and exhibition galleries for mid-career artists from around the globe. Their Collector series is partnered with Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art to provide a comprehensive education on collecting. The series runs through March and features multiple topics. Each session is accompanied by cocktails and hors d’ouevres, of course! When you are ready to jump into the art collecting world, or if you just want to expand your collection, there are numerous online sites that connect artists with buyers. Blue Door Fine Arts Inc. is a Miami company that specializes in contemporary Latin American fine art. Browse through page after page of art in their inventory or get on their mailing list to stay up to date on upcoming exhibits. Art.sy is an online platform that boasts the largest online collection of contemporary art with more than 17,000 artworks. It is an offshoot of the Art Genome Project, an ongoing study that categorizes art by its different traits or genes. After joining for free, you can filter your choices by price, medium, color and size and enjoy collecting at your leisure. FOR THE INTELLECTUAL Want to discuss, debate or learn about the brainier side of art? Bass Museum of Art offers Art Club for Adults every Thursday night. The Club has in-depth tours of exhibits along with discussions on art history and Art on Film

sessions which show captivating documentaries and art-related films. Get a grasp on contemporary art with North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA by Moonlight programs. Sit in on a lecture or enjoy a late night, in-depth exhibition tour. FOR THE AMATEUR ARTIST If you have dabbled in paint yourself and are now ready to delve a little deeper into the field, Miami offers a variety of art classes for pupils of all levels. Bass Museum of Art offers Portfolio classes every weekend on a variety of topics and mediums. If you want more detailed instruction, ArtCenter provides art studies that meet once a week for six weeks. Topics are both traditional and innovative including sustainable quilting, book arts and jewelry making along with an extensive list of drawing and painting classes. For more laid-back instruction, head to Phil Fung’s studio for a unique Wine and Design Class, Miami’s first B.Y.O.B painting class. Everything is provided: canvas, paints, brushes and hors d’ouevres from local shops. Just don’t forget your cocktail! FOR THE SOCIALITE Looking for a one-of-a-kind, art-filled night out on the town? Put Bakehouse Art Complex’s Lucky You! 5 on your calendar. Enjoy a live raffle with artworks from local artists along with food, music and an open bar. Whatever your party plans are for November, don’t miss MOCA’s Mystery Dates: a fundraiser so unique and posh, only Miami could serve it up. The evening starts at MOCA for live music and cocktails where you discover the destination of your mystery dinner. More than 450 patrons let guests into their homes to celebrate the love of art and culture.

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FOR THE SIGHTSEER Want to get a taste of the Miami art scene while getting a little fresh air? Then head to Roam There, hop on a Vespa and start enjoying art! Choose from four different art tours which all include a scooter and a complimentary lunch. Experience the mind-blowing graffiti and wall artists of Wynwood with the Street Art Tour or visit South Beach to see the famous Miami architecture from the 20s to the present. Get personal with artists by taking a guided tour through private studios not open to the public in the Little Haiti Artists Studio Tour. Finally, hop on the customizable Gallery Tour featuring traditional and experimental galleries, or whatever suits your fancy. If you are lucky, you might even get a private studio invitation! FOR EVERYONE Whether you are the refined collector, the hipster intellectual or the artistic partier, you should participate in Sketchy Miami. Their goal is modest: simply create a portrait of every person in Miami. If you are a resident, submit a photo and wait for it to appear on the online Sketchy Gallery of unique Miami faces. There is no better way to enjoy the diverse, profound affect that art has on our lives.

www.artcentersf.org www.bassmuseum.org/calendar www.philfung.com www.sketchymiami.com


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ART ON THE WATER

THE MIAMI RIVER ART FAIR

by ARLYENE MARIE PONCE

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ome to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, Brickell is known as the ‘Manhattan of the South.’ Brickell’s similarities to Manhattan include high population density, great public transportation, and a large concentration of banking businesses and professionals in one area. While Brickell’s similarities to Manhattan have been noted, something has always been missing: a thriving art scene. Thanks to the Miami River Art Fair, that is all about to change.

In their inaugural year, the Miami River Art Fair is poised to take their position in Miami’s international art scene. The fair’s alliance with Art Monaco Art Fair, known internationally for its luxurious stagings, will certainly draw the right crowd to “Millionaire’s Row.” In addition to many local

and international artists, the Miami River Art Fair will have the biggest international hits from Art Monaco on display. During its run December 4th through the 9th, the Miami River Art Fair is going to make its mark on the Magic City. While many satellite events to Art Basel will be going on, the Miami River Art Fair is the first to stray from the nexus of art activity in Miami Beach and the Wynwood/Design District area. This will be a great selling point to many locals and visitors alike wishing to miss the mobs of traffic that will descend on those areas. While there will be plenty of parking adjacent to the fair, why not take advantage of public transportation? The myriad of options for public transportation to the fair include Water Taxi Miami, the Miami Trolley, the Metromover, the Metrorail and the DWNTWN shuttle that will be offering an “Art Days Fair Shuttle.” Not one for public transportation? There is another option available to you. By being the only waterfront art fair during Art Basel week, the Miami River Art Fair will be offering a luxury amenity sure to draw in plenty of VIPs: a yacht docking area at the foot of the Riverfront Sculpture Mall of the art fair. While the numerous satellite

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fairs during Art Basel week each offer something unique, there has yet to be one art event that targets the luxury market. Being the first and only art fair located in the Downtown MiamiBrickell area, the heart of Miami’s financial district, the Miami River Art Fair is aiming to tap that market. Blending modern and contemporary, urban and artsy, the Miami River Art Fair is striving to reach the perfect mix in all areas. The fair will take place both inside and outside. There will be 30,000 square feet of art in a traditional indoor booth setting located within the James L. Knight International Center venue and 10,000 square feet of outdoor displays right alongside the Miami River. The centerpiece of the outdoor display will be the Riverwalk Sculpture Mall. This one-of-a-kind outdoor display will feature 10 large sculptures decorating the public greenway along the water, all created with one common theme: the Miami River. Whether you will be arriving by land, air or sea, one thing is for sure: Miami’s thriving art scene is sure to make for a colorful December. For more information on the Miami River Art Fair visit www.miamiriverartfair.com.


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SFG: What first got you started in the Arts? LG: Ever since I can remember, music, theatre and the arts have always moved me and inspired me. Growing up, my mother would always be singing her heart out and playing music around the house. My mother had a beautiful, powerful voice and

LISSETTE GONZALEZ IS A WOMAN OF MANY TALENTS. IN ADDITION TO BEING A METEOROLOGIST SHE ALSO HAS A PASSION FOR THE ARTS AND IS AN ACCOMPLISHED ACTRESS AND SINGER. SHE STARRED AS “MARIA” IN THE OFF-BROADWAY SHOW “4 GUYS NAMED JOSE AND UNA MUJER NAMED MARIA.” LISSETTE IS ALSO A TALENTED SINGER WHO SCORED AN RCA CONTRACT IN 2001. SHE HAS WORKED FOR CBS 4 FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, BRINGING US THE WEATHER MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5:00 AM TO 9:00 AM AND AGAIN AT NOON. SHE IS A LOCAL GIRL WHO GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI WITH A DOUBLE MAJOR IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM AND VOCAL PERFORMANCE. LISSETTE WON MANY SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH PAGEANTS SHE COMPETED IN. SHE HAS AN IMPRESSIVE LIST OF TITLES INCLUDING MISS MIAMI, MISS FLORIDA AND 2ND RUNNER-UP TO MISS AMERICA.

slowly, but surely I found my own voice singing along to the radio and movie musicals we would watch together on TV. Yes, I rocked that round brush in front of the mirror while singing Gloria Estefan and Barbara Streisand songs back in the day. And when I was a student at Village Green Elementary my music teacher Mrs. Meils encouraged me to

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sing in the chorus, play instruments and she helped me take my passion for the Arts to a whole other level. I was able to study music theory and perform on stage at school and in local competitions. At our 6th grade graduation ceremony I performed the “Greatest Love of All” (originally recorded by Whitney Houston). To this day, I still keep in touch with my


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elementary school music teacher Elaine Meils who has always been a role model for me and has become a life-long friend. I’m so grateful that I had my mother and great mentors like Elaine along the way who helped encourage my passion for music and the arts. I had always been a straight-A student, very studious and focused on my academic courses, but I feel my involvement in the arts helped give me a more well-rounded education. Most people who have known me since I was a kid will tell you I either had “my head in the books” or I was singing on stage. In High School I played the lead roles in the musicals “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Pippin” and I won the State Theatre Competition. I was able to attend the University of Miami thanks to an Academic and a Talent scholarship... in addition to a few other scholarships I received based on my grades and involvement in school and the community. I also won more than $50,000 in scholarship money when I won Miss Miami, Miss Florida and 2nd runner-up to Miss America. I performed the song “Don’t rain on my Parade” during the talent portions of the Miss Miami and Miss Florida competitions. And I had the chance to sing “All the Jazz” during the Talent portion of the Miss America competition. SFG: Can you tell us about your community involvement? LG: I was born and raised in Miami, so it is so great to work in my hometown and use my position at CBS4 as a means to give back to the community that has given me so much. I really enjoy helping others and getting involved. One of the best parts about my job is visiting schools and speaking to students about weather and the importance of education, dedication and determination. I participate in many “Career Days” at South Florida schools. I especially love speaking with the younger kids. They just light up the room with their smiles and it brings me so much joy to share my story and motivate them

to study, work hard and follow their dreams. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at the local schools I attended and graduated from. It has been so fulfilling to come full circle and visit the schools because it reminds of all the big dreams I had when I was a kid and how fortunate I have been to make most of those dreams a reality. Whenever I visit the schools and I tell that I performed Off-Broadway and I had a record deal, they often ask me to sing. I usually perform my favorite song “At Last” and it’s a hit. Speaking, and sometimes singing, to students helps keep me young at heart and motivated to continue pursuing all my goals. The school visits help me remember where I came from and the amazing journey that has led me to where I am today thanks to my family, my friends and the special mentors along the way who have always offered their encouragement and support. In addition to visiting schools, there are so many charities that I love and support including CBS4’s Neighbors 4 Neighbors, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dream in Green, Amigos for Kids, Best Buddies and Make a Wish. I have had the honor of hosting events such as the “Go Red for Women Fashion Show” to help raise funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign and the Jeb Bush Gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. I have also teamed up with fellow CBS4 Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli to help raise funds for Broward burn victim Michael Brewer and other various charity events to help benefit the Children’s Cancer Caring Center. I have also participated in the annual Celebrity 5K to help benefit Community Partnership for the Homeless, and I have served as the CBS4 team captain at the Miami Corporate Run to raise funds for the American Red Cross. I was recognized by the Dania Lions Club with the Lions Club International Medal of Merit Award for her service to the community. This award recognizes individuals who are an asset to

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their profession and leaders in the community. SFG: How do you connect with your viewers? LG: Since I joined Facebook and Twitter years ago, I knew that Social Media would serve as a powerful tool to connect with viewers on a whole other level and keep them informed. Every morning I post and tweet my weathercast and I invite viewers to tune in to CBS4. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, I am able to share my passion for weather and communicate with over 10,000 Facebook friends, fans and followers. Once the newscast is over, I am able to maintain that connection throughout the day through my weather updates and tweets. I also feel Social Media is a wonderful vehicle that allows me to communicate with viewers on a more personal level beyond the scope of what they see on television since they are able to get to know me and my personality a little better through my updates, posts, photos and videos. Viewers and friends are able to like or comment on my updates and start a conversation. I love to hear their feedback regarding the weather conditions and often I will even mention some of the viewer’s comments during my Weather report on television. I also utilize Facebook and Twitter as a means to help the charities I am involved with and support.

Lissette’s passion for the arts extends far beyond the arts and into her community and those around her. To read more of our interview with Lissette Gonzalez, check out our blog roll at www.SFGmag.com and you can connect with Lissette on Twitter at @ LissetteCBS4 and on Facebook via www.facebook.com/gonzalezlissette.


“I ALSO WON MORE THAN $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY WHEN I WON MISS MIAMI, MISS FLORIDA AND 2ND RUNNERUP TO MISS AMERICA”

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MUSIC ON THE

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“TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS, WHICH IS PROBABLY LESS THAN WHAT YOU WILL PAY FOR PARKING”

ver stop and think about how fast-paced this world is becoming? We now live in an age of instant consumer gratification. Forget drivethroughs, we’re tired of waiting in line. Now we can order our food, and even our groceries from our phone and pick them up on the way home. Classical music hasn’t quite caught up with our busy schedule, but it’s getting there. If you are ready

for music on the go then head to the New World Symphony’s $2.50 MetLife Mini-Concerts. Yes, two dollars and fifty cents, which is probably less than what you will pay for parking. The concerts are only half an hour but feature some of the war horses from the classical repertoire. There are also plenty of times to choose from on the weekends that they are offered. So whether you are too busy,

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too cheap, or just too much of a free spirit to sit through two hours of music, your excuses have now run out! Take a little time to put some music back in your life and it might just be the respite your hectic life is crying for. As the composer Michael Torke once said, “Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B minor mass?” www.aws.edu/events


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By Ed Miranda

WATCH OUT! BRERA OROLOGI PARTNERS WITH POP ARTIST STEPHEN GAMSON FOR LIMITED EDITION WATCH COLLECTION

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talian watchmaker Brera Orologi has teamed up with renowned American Pop Artist Stephen Gamson to create a fivepiece limited edition capsule collection. The collection features Gamson’s iconic works of art on Brera Orologi’s core watch designs. The brightly colored dials and bold symbols will be showcased on two women’s Eterno Piccolo collections, two men’s Eterno Solotempo collections and one unisex Eterno Piccolo collection.

Brera Orologi manufactures and markets fine timepieces for both men and women. Exclusively crafted by Italian designers, Brera Orologi reflects a personality that offers precision, beauty, and contemporary individuality renowned in Italian watch making. The standout timepieces are sporty, yet elegant and combine state-of-the-art materials with the keen eyes of Italian craftsmanship and design. Retailers include Neiman Marcus and Barneys New York nationwide. Gamson can arguably be called one of America’s top Pop Artists of this generation; his unique style can be easily recognized for his use of bold colors, iconic symbols and creative interpretations that has resulted in mass appeal. Gamson’s work is collected by who’s who of celebrities, art enthusiasts and corporations at the international level; his creative bravado has influenced and at times been synonymous with brands such as Bacardi, Lamborghini, Café Bustelo, Fisker Automotive, Sony Ericsson Open, Monaco Grand Prix and many others. In addition Gamson and his artwork have continued to make a positive impact on countless lives through charitable causes and organizations. According to Malcolm Gray, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Brera Orologi, “We are thrilled to be working with Stephen Gamson and to see this partnership grow in the

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future. Stephen’s artwork marries universal themes and messages with a unique and powerful artistic interpretation. His creativity and eyes for purposeful detail, powerfully aligns with Brera Orologi’s design and product ethos.” Gamson says, “I am proud to create artwork for the Brera Orologi brand; they are known for high quality and cutting edge fashion forward designs. The clean, elegant and sophisticated lines of their watches make for a perfect canvas and this limited edition collection will incorporate the bold and playful iconic symbols I am known for in my work.” The Brera Orologi – Gamson Limited Edition Collection will be available globally on November 1st and is expected to range in price from $550 to $695. The watches will be packaged in a special edition box designed by Gamson and will be available nationwide at Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York and many fine jewelry stores. For further information on BRERA Orologi or GAMSON International, please contact: ed.miranda@gamsonart.com


THE MICHAEL MARGULIES ARTIST AGENCY by Veronica Mendez

Ruben Ubiera The Other Maja (2011) 10’ x 7.5’ (roughly) Acrylic on stained, old, framed art

MICHAEL MARGULIES GREW UP CLIMBING GEORGE SEGAL SCULPTURES FROM HIS FATHER MARTIN MARGULIES’ PRIVATE COLLECTION. “MY FATHER WOULD TAKE ME AROUND HIS COLLECTION AT A VERY YOUNG AGE AND POINT TO SCULPTURES AND PAINTINGS AND SAY ‘MOTHERWELL’, ‘NOGUCHI’,” REMEMBERS MARGULIES, “SO I WAS LEARNING ABOUT ART BEFORE I EVEN LEARNED HOW TO DO MY TIMES TABLES.”

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his inherent knowledge of art led him to open The Michael Margulies Artist Agency in 2008. “The agency could serve as a vehicle to translate this knowledge to help artists advance their careers as well as make a name for myself apart from the Margulies collection,” explains margulies. Through his connections

and innate knowledge, Margulies generates prospects for his artists to reach a broader audience. The agency boasts a diverse roster of artists, from Cuban sculptor Manuel Carbonell, considered one of the Latin American masters, to Postgraffism artist Dominican Ruben Ubiera.

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Other artists include JeanPaul Mallozzi, who is known for his distinctive style of covering faces with watercolors, and Kiki Valdes the Cuban-America expressionist who mixes cartoons, expressionism, and Caribbean folklore.


JeanPaul Mallozzi “Tenacity” 58”x 41” (2 Panels) Graphite & mixed media on Rives BFK

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GOD OF THE WINDS THE PAGANI HUAYRA 59

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ncient legends of the Incan speak of Huayra Tata, a god so powerful he commands the air that covers their land, turning gentle breezes into powerful gusts of wind. The power of this god has returned in full fury with the Pagani Huayra, the latest addition to the Italian company’s line of super cars. Smooth, gentle, and refined; yet able to achieve speeds of up to 230 miles per hour, the Pagani Huayra lives up to the force of nature it was named for. The car is not only rare with its high quality and design, but also in quantity as Pagani will only produce

40 of these gems a year and each one has the price tag of over one million dollars. The Huayra uses a twinturbo Mercedes-AMG 60° V-12 engine which produces 720 horsepower and 1,000 N·m of torque. It has the ability to go from 0–60 miles per hour 3.3 seconds.  The Pagani Huayra uses active aerodynamics to achieve minimal drag or maximum downforce. This occurs through a system that allows the car to change the height of the front from the ground and also operates four flaps placed at the rear and front of the vehicle. The flaps are

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managed through computer systems that relays information about the speed, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, steering angle and throttle position. The flaps also aid in cornering and hard breaking, keeping the car very stable at top speeds. The design of the Pagani Huayra was created over the course of five years, using over eight scale models until the perfect design was achieved. Like the element of air in its calm stages, the design uses smooth and gentle lines giving the car the perfect balance of elegance and power.


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4702 S. Le Jeune Rd.

2611 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

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Grazi ano's Restaurant

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305-441-0700

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318 Aragon Ave.

394 Giralda Ave.

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HAKKASAN MAY JUST BE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHINESE RESTAURANTS YOU’LL EVER STEP INTO, WITH ITS HAUTE-CHINOIS DÉCOR OF CARVED DARK TEAK AND TURQUOISE HUES ACCENTING EXPANSIVE VIEWS OF SEA AND SKY. THE BEAUTY OF THE DECOR EXTENDS TO THE FOOD ITSELF, WITH ARTFULLY PRESENTED DISHES THAT PLEASE BOTH EYE AND PALATE. One of several excellent restaurants at Fontainebleau Hotel, Hakkasan is known for its modern Cantonese cuisine by chef de cuisine Jian Heng Loo. In addition to its regular lunch and dinner menu, Hakkasan offers a wonderful, albeit pricey, dim sum brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. No rolling steam carts here – just a large and varied menu of small plates grouped by preparation style. Atafe, our friendly and professional server, was always helpful when asked for recommendations or more information about specific dishes. Three to four plates should be enough for two here, but the beauty of dim sum is you can always order more if you’re still hungry. And hungry we were. We started with Sweet Corn Soup with Crabmeat, a velvety smooth broth studded with fresh corn and tender morsels of fresh crab, followed by Chinese Chive Prawn Dumpling – four small “beggar’s purses” of minced shrimp-stuffed crepes tied with thin carrot ribbons. Black Truffle Char Sui

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Bun brought three fluffy-white pillows of steamed yeast bun stuffed with sweet and fragrant barbecued pork. Grilled Shanghai Dumplings came four to a plate – crescent-shaped potstickers lightly browned on the bottom and stuffed with minced chicken and shrimp. A small dish of ginger-laced black vinegar offered a tangy counterpoint to the dumplings’ delicate, slightly sweet filling. Jasmine Tea Smoked Ribs arrived as two small slabs of pork spare rib – two tender, meaty ribs each – with a beautifully lacquered crust and a delicate smoke flavor. The ribs are unglazed but if you require more flavor, you can add chili oil, chili paste or soy sauce. Sweet and Sour Pork with Pomelo was a colorful dish with tender, lightly browned pieces of sautéed pork tossed with fresh pineapple and diced red and green pepper in a sweet and tangy glaze. We weren’t sure where the pomelo came into play – perhaps as an ingredient in the sauce – but

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by PETER B. LAIRD the dish was delicious, regardless. Wild Mushroom Hand Pulled Noodle had thin, delicate noodles stir-fried with scallions and bean sprouts. Little bits of mushroom gave the dish a satisfying umami flavor that paired nicely with the pork. Hakkasan boasts a full bar but as it was mid-day we stuck with water and iced tea. (One quibble: Hakkasan’s iced tea is better than most but I’ve never understood why some restaurants charge for refills, especially at $7 a glass.) We ended our meal with a Warm Chocolate Fondant with Coffee Ice Cream – a small round of cake with a slightly crispy crust that gave way to a thick, warm filling of lightly sweetened chocolate. On the side was a small scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream (not coffee, as advertised) atop a scattering of cookie crumbles.

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3540 Main Hwy.

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255 Biscayne Blvd. (JW Marriott Marquis)

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270 Biscayne Blvd. (Epic Hotel)

650 S. Miami Ave.

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444 Brickell Ave.

315 S. Biscayne Blvd.

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305-947-6263 661 Brickell Key Dr.

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335 S. Biscayne Blvd.

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638 S. Miami Ave.

485 Brickell Ave. (Viceroy Hotel)

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3252 N.E. 1st Ave.

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Best Friends Italian | Miami

786-439-3999 4770 Biscayne Blvd.

DISCOVERED

ICONIC

Jean Paul's House

Sugarcane Raw bar Grill

ECLECTIC | Miami

Eclectic | Miami

305-573-7373

786-369-0353

2426 N.E. 2nd Ave.

3250 N.E. 1st Ave.

DISCOVERED

ICONIC

DISCOVERED

Egg & Dart

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

Escopazzo

Mediterranean | Miami

American | Miami

Italian | Miami Beach

786-431-1022

305-573-5550

305-674-9450

4029 N. Miami Ave.

130 N.E. 40th St.

1311 Washington Ave.

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Gigi

Cecconi's

Mediterranean | Miami

Asian Fusion | Miami

Italian | Miami Beach

305-573-7373

305-573-1520

786-507-7902

4312 N.E. 2nd Ave.

3470 N. Miami Ave.

4385 Collins Ave. (Soho Beach House)

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AT HIS FIRST MIAMI RESTAURANT, A WORLD-RENOWNED CHEF’S CULINARY ARTISTRY TAKES CENTER STAGE WITH INNOVATIVE DISHES THAT OFFER DELIGHTFULLY INTRIGUING COMBINATIONS OF COLOR, TEXTURE AND FLAVOR. Few restaurant openings created more of a buzz than when José Andrés brought his talents to South Beach earlier this year. Andrés, the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Chef” of 2011, is the visionary behind a slew of successful restaurants from Washington to Los Angeles and now Miami. With more than 70 small plates ranging from $5 to $50 (most running between $10-18), The Bazaar’s eclectic, Spanish-centric menu offers an appealing mix of tradition and innovation, with some nods to the culinary influences of Miami, Latin America and Asia. Andrés’s legendary attention to detail is evident in every dish. Ajo Blanco is a deconstructed version of the traditional Spanish chilled almond soup. A small pitcher of almond cream is poured into a bowl prepped with morsels of king crab, raw almonds and sherry “ravioli” – sherry gelées wrapped in paper-thin slices of mango. Although each element shines, the sum is even greater than the parts.

THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS

ELEVATES FOOD TO AN ART FORM by PETER B. LAIRD

Similarly deconstructed Wild Mushroom Soup arrives in a bowl containing small mounds of sliced mushrooms and grated Idiazábal cheese, along with a fresh egg yolk. A small pitcher of broth is stirred into the bowl, producing a savory soup with a satisfying umami flavor. Croquetas de Pollo are a stellar version of the popular Cuban staple. Five croquetas filled with chicken and béchamel sauce are surrounded by a crispy-golden crust so delicate we wondered how it held the creamy filling within. Notable, too, is the presentation: they arrive in a clear resin athletic shoe with colorful (real) laces. Ask your server for the story. Seared Scallops brings two perfectly cooked scallops topped with pine nut “dust” on a plate ringed with a sherry reduction, pine nuts and raisins. This pairs nicely with Sautéed Catalan Spinach, a dish whose almost-too-salty sauce gets welcome sweetness from apples, pine nuts and raisins. Brussells Sprouts are good enough to convert even the most cruciferous-adverse diner. Leaves are

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separated and lightly sautéed with lemon puree, apricots, grapes and banana. A dollop of “lemon air,” a citrusy foam, rounds out the dish. For dessert, Pastel Chocolate “Café Con Leche” brings a puck-sized chocolate mousse cake and small scoop of intensely flavored Cuban coffee ice cream. Another Cuban favorite, Tres Leches, is reimagined with roasted pineapple, Cuban rum and tres leches ice cream. A subtle and unexpected hint of basil adds complexity and enhances the flavor of the sweet, creamy sauce. The comfortable and attractive Philippe Starck-designed interior combines warm lighting and neutral tones with an eye-catching octopus-like seashell chandelier overhead. Well-trained servers are knowledgeable, polite and attentive – just what you’d expect from a restaurant by José Andrés.

THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS SLS Hotel • 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL www.thebazaar.com • 305-455-2999


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miami beach ICONIC

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660 at The Angler's

De Rodriguez

Mediterranean | miami beach

New Latin | miami beach

786-594-5811

305-672-6624

660 Washington Ave.

101 Ocean Dr.

RECOMMENDED

Prime One Twelve steakhouse | Miami

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

OLA Pan Latin | miami beach

305.532.8112

305-695-9125

112 Ocean Dr.

1745 James Ave.

ICONIC

ICONIC

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RECOMMENDED

Scarpe tta

The Forge

Haven Gastro Lounge

Italian | miami beach

American | miami beach

Eclectic | Miami

305-674-4660

305-538-8533

305-987-8885

4441 Collins Ave. (Fontainbleau Hotel)

432 41 St.

1237 Lincoln Rd.

ICONIC

ICONIC

ICONIC

Nikki Beach

Barton G, The Restaurant

V ita by Baoli

seafood | miami beach

American | miami beach

Mediterranean | miami beach

305-538-1111

305-672-8881

305-674-8822

1 Ocean Drive

1427 West Ave.

1906 Collins Ave.

DISCOVERED

ICONIC

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Joe's Stone Crab

Pied a Terre

American | miami beach

Seafood | miami beach

Mediterranean | miami beach

305-674-5594

305-673-0365

305-531-4533

4525 Collins Ave. (Eden Roc Renaissance )

11 Washington Ave.

1701 James Ave.

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miami beach DISCOVERED

ICONIC

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Hakkasan

Osteri a del Teatro

Chinnese | miami beach

Italian | miami beach

786-276-1388

305-538-7850

4441 Collins Ave. (Fontainebleau Hotel)

1443 Washington Ave.

RECOMMENDED

Pubelly American | Miami

305-532-7555 1418 20th St.

ICONIC

ICONIC

Juv i a

Red The Steakhouse

Asian Fusion | miami beach

Steakhouse | miami beach

305-763-8272

305-534-3688

1111 Lincoln Rd.

119 Washington Ave.

DISCOVERED

ICONIC

DISCOVERED

Essensi a

BLT Steak

Macchi alina Taverna Rustica

American | miami beach

Steakhouse | miami beach

Italian | miami beach

305-534-5458

305-673-0044

305-532-7555

3025 Collins Ave. (The Palms Hotel & Spa)

1440 Ocean Dr. (The Betsy Hotel)

820 Alton Rd.

DISCOVERED

WITH VIEW

Smith & Wollensky

Gotham Steak

Steakhouse | miami beach

Steakhouse | miami beach

305-673-2800

305-674-4780

1st Washington Ave. (South Pointe Park)

4441 Collins Ave. (Fontainbleau Hotel) DISCOVERED

ICONIC

STK Mi ami

Bi anca

Steakhouse | miami beach

Chinese | miami beach

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RECOMMENDED

Shoji Sushi and Saketini Lounge Japanese | Miami beach

305-604-6988

786-276-1388

2377 Collins Ave.

1685 Collins Ave. (The Delano)

305-532-4245

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ART AND FOOD PAIR PERFECTLY AT

WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR by Peter B. Laird THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND FOOD IS AT N.W. 2ND AVENUE AND 25TH STREET IN WYNWOOD, A NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWN FOR ITS HIPSTER SCENE. HERE IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR, THE SECOND RESTAURANT IN THE AREA FROM THE LATE VISIONARY DEVELOPER TONY GOLDMAN. At Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, huge colorful abstracts by Christian Awe and a striking David Benjamin Sherry sculpture dominate the dining room, while the bar and patio sport wallwrapping murals by Shepard Fairey. Surrounding the restaurant is Wynwood Walls, Tony Goldman’s destination art park. On a recent visit, Big Brooklyn Red, a soulful-voiced singer accompanied by Matt Farber on piano, served up a selection of R&B covers.

Ropa vieja empanadas brings three puffy triangles stuffed with sweet and savory shredded chicken (not beef) and a bright and tangy cilantro crema for dipping. Baconwrapped dates are showing up on menus everywhere, it seems. Aguilar’s version features five small but tasty almond-stuffed dates served with a citrus vinaigrette-tossed arugula salad that would have benefitted from some fresh shaved Parmesan.

All of this provides a perfect backdrop for Chef Miguel Aguilar’s Latin-infused global small plates menu, best shared by two or more so a variety of dishes can be enjoyed.

Seared scallops gets points for creativity and flavor. Two large, perfectly cooked scallops – slightly translucent still – sit atop triangles of sautéed polenta, accompanied by a fresh tomato and feta cheese salad. Unexpected, but it works.

Aguilar’s gazpacho, a smooth purée of fresh tomatoes, peppers, cukes, onions and garlic topped with spiced croutons, is one of the tastiest versions of this classic Spanish soup we’ve had anywhere. A daily special, duck salad, offers a nice balance of sweet and salty: mixed greens tossed with candied almonds, red onions, strawberries, plums and champagne vinaigrette, and topped with paper-thin slices of duck prosciutto.

Mexican elote is a nod to Mexicanstyle corn-on-the-cob, with four small pieces of grilled sweet corn rolled in grated cotija cheese. Braised short rib features fork-tender meat bathed in a savory tomato sauce on a bed of sautéed spinach that gives the dish a nice contrast of flavor and color. Fingerling-chorizo hash is a hockey puck-sized mound of sliced

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fingerling potatoes mixed with caramelized onions, diced red peppers and bits of chorizo for a touch of smokiness that nicely complements the braised short rib. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar offers a variety of desserts, including a selection of ice creams and sorbets from The Frieze, one of Miami’s best ice cream shops. We opted for the warm blueberry apple empanada, stuffed with fresh fruit accented by a hint of mint and drizzled with honey crema. Our favorite, though, was the decadent warm coconut upside-down cake–crispy-golden on the outside, gooey on the inside, with a delicious whiskey caramel sauce. Our friendly and efficient server warned us it might take 15 minutes to come out but it arrived in half that time, just as we finished our last bite of blueberry apple empanada. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar 2550 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami www.wynwoodkitchenandbar.com • 305-722-8959


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miami beach - bal harbour - sunny isles - aventura ICONIC

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Mr Chow

Makoto

Chinnese | CORAL

Japanese | CORAL

305-695-1695

305-864-8600

2201 Collins Ave.

9700 Collins Ave.

RECOMMENDED

Gluotonnerie Mexican | Miami

305-503-3811 81 Washington Ave.

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Philippe

Pe tit Rouge

Japanese | CORAL

French | CORAL

305-674-0250

305-892-7676

36 Ocean Dr.

12409 Biscayne Blvd.

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

NOBU

Barcelone tta

Adri ana

Japanese | CORAL

Spanish | CORAL

Peruvian | CORAL

305-695-3232

305-538-9299

305-867-1220

1901 Collins Ave. (The Shore Club)

1400 20th St.

9477 Harding Ave.

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Fresco Trattori a

Katsuya

italian | CORAL

Japanese | CORAL

305-535-3500

305-674-1701

1410 Ocean Dr.

1701 Collins Ave. (The SLS Hotel) DISCOVERED

WITH VIEW

V illa by Barton G

Quattro Gastronomi a Itali ana

Continental | CORAL

Italian | CORAL

SFG

RECOMMENDED

CAFÉ RAGAZZI Italian | Miami beach

305-576-8003

305-531-4833

1116 Ocean Dr.

1014 Lincoln Rd.

305-866-4495

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florida keys DISCOVERED

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Sparky's Landing

Key Colony Inn

Seafood/American | FLORIDA KEYS

Italian

Seafood | FLORIDA KEYS

305-664-0640 81671 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036

| FLORIDA KEYS

305-289-7445

305-743-0100

400 Sadowski Causeway Key Colony Beach, FL 33051

700 East Ocean Dr. Key Colony Beach, FL 33051

RECOMMENDED

Chef Michael’s

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar

Dining Room at Little Palm Island

Breakfast/Brunch | FLORIDA KEYS

Seafood/French

| FLORIDA KEYS

305-664-2622

305-872-2551

80499 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036

28500 Overseas Hwy. Little Torch Key, FL 33042

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

ICONIC

Tasters Grille & Marke t

Ka i yo Grill & Sushi

Pilot House

American | FLORIDA KEYS

Japanese | FLORIDA KEYS

Seafood | FLORIDA KEYS

305-853-1177

305-664-5556

305-451-3142

91252 Overseas Hwy. Tavernier, FL 33036

81701 Old Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036

13 Seagate Blvd. Key Largo, FL 33037

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Morada Bay Beach Café

Café Marquesa

Seafood | FLORIDA KEYS

European

| FLORIDA KEYS

305-664-0604

305-292-1244

81600 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036

600 Fleming St. Key West, FL 33040

DISCOVERED

DISCOVERED

Pierre's Restaurant

Sun-Sun Beach Bar & Grill

French | FLORIDA KEYS

Seafood

| FLORIDA KEYS

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RECOMMENDED

Better Than Sex A Dessert Restaurant Desserts/Ice Cream | florida keys

305-664-3225

866-397-6342

81600 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036

1500 Reynolds St. (Casa Marina) Key West, FL 33040

305-296-8102

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GODIVA LOVE NOTE COCKTAIL WITH LAURENT-PERRIER CHAMPAGNE INGREDIENTS 1 ounce Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne PREPARATION Pour Godiva Chocolate Raspberry Vodka in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute. Top off drink with chilled Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

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night life

The Mayfa ir Roof top Bar

The Local

Hotel Bar | Coconut Grove

Bar | Coral Gables

305-441-0000

305-648-5697

3000 Florida Ave.

150 Giralda Ave.

RECOMMENDED

Bamboo Club | Miami Beach

mynt

Baoli V ita

Club | Miami Beach

Lounge | Miami Beach

305-695-4771 550 Washington Ave.

305-532-0727

305-538-7855

1921 Collins Ave.

1906 Collins Ave.

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Arkadi a

Club | Miami Beach

Club | Miami Beach

at the Fonta inebleau Club | Miami Beach

305-938-3131

305-531-2800

305-538-2000

2201 Collins Ave. (The W Hotel)

320 Lincoln Rd.

4441 Collins Ave.

Haven South Beach

C Lounge

Lounge

Cigar Lounge & Club | North Miami

| Miami Beach

Beach

305-987-8885

305-354-9300

1237 Lincoln Rd.

3945 N.E. 163rd St.

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FDR Lounge at the Delano mansion Hotel Bar | Miami Beach

RECOMMENDED

liv

Club | Miami Beach

Club | Miami Beach

305-672-2000

305-695-8411

1685 Collins Ave.

1235 Washington Ave.

305-674-4680

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1. Priscila Perales at Segafredo Brickell 2. David Saada / Donkey Show Preview / Baoli Miami 3. Sebastian Cortes / Brickell Irish Pub 4. Jeanette Rios and Mathieu Massa / My Boyfriend is out of Town / Baoli Miami 5. Michael Ridard and Maria Teresa Lopez / La Fête Nationale / Baoli Miami

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MIAMI SKYLINE

PHOTO BY GABRIEL BÁNCORA.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Photography by Betty Alvarez

CUSTO BARCELONA AT FUNKSHION WEEK in Miami Beach

Wendy Regalado

Miss South Florida Gianina Acevedo and Edward Oberle Lopez

Carlos Mejia and Astrid Rodriguez

Daniella Urbay and Roberto Sanchez

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Joel and Shirley Pineiro

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA

Photography by Gabriel Bรกncora

All Fashion and Champagne at MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH

Liliana Aguilera with her models Model Jackie Casals

Laurent Perrier

Sarah Halstead

Tara and Chelsie Eddings

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Sebastian Garcia and Gabriel Duran


CauGHt ON CamERa

Photography by Gabriel Bรกncora

Elite Bridal Networking AT OCEAN CLUB

Christina Crespo and Lincoln Vidal

Juan Sosa, Maria Elena Sosa, Juan Sosa Jr, Jacqueline Alvarez and Natalie Borghini

Decoration by Ines Naftali

Catering

Ocean Club

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CauGHt ON CamERa

Photography by Gabriel Báncora

Cassia’s Book SIGNING

Alexis Weinberg, Cassia Martins and Sal Rio

Jesus Galendez, Alessandra Marzaño and Jesse Sanchez

Marcela Tabares, Korin Castro, Alessandra Marzano and Michelle Silva Left: Born in Rio book cover Bottom: Cassia Martins

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Cassia and April Nair

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CauGHt ON CamERa

Photography by Gabriel Bรกncora

Festivals of Speed at THE EPIC HOTEL

Celia Sabino

Daniel Silveira and Orsi Gabi

Eduardo Cofresi and Gil Dezer

Marie Deruiter

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CauGHt ON CamERa

Gabriel Valenzuela and Zurami Pascual

Tatiana Alessandrini and Jerome Abecassis

Iva Horackova and daughter

Sonia Girardi Creations

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Loes Franquinet and German Pineda


CauGHt ON CamERa

Photography by Gabriel Bรกncora

Nicole Miller Retrospective at FUNKSHION FASHION WEEK IN MIAMI BEACH

Damaris Aguiar

Norma Pelaez and Irma Martinez

Nicole Miller and Kiki Barth

Fabian Hernandez and Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller receiving the key of the city from Diana Fontani

Griselda Lechini, Carlos Mejia and Sonia Olivares

Nicole Miller and fans

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CauGHt ON CamERa

Photography by Gabriel Bรกncora

Fashion Night Out at MERRICK PARK

Carmelydia Pichardo, Gina De La Rosa and Liza Rodriguez Denise Galvez, Griselda Lechini and Carl Kruse

Daniella Valencia Nicole Miller andand KikiLaura Barth Ledesma Desiree Berindoague and Kalley Magder Giselle Ortiz and Suzanne Ludwig

Jullian Charouhis, Kati Foley, Alexis Sims, Jana Neff and Kimberley Cacioppo

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NOVEMBER EVENTS SUN LIFE STADIUM 347 DON SHULA DRIVE MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33056 DOLPHINS VS TENNESSEE TITANS Nov. 11, 2012 1:00 PM DOLPHINS VS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Nov. 25, 2012 1:00 PM

JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER 400 SW 2ND AVE MIAMI, FL 33131 305-416-5970 WWW.INFO@JLKC.COM DAVID BISBAL FERRÉ Grammy-winning Spanish pop singer. Nov. 4, 2012 7:00 PM

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER 1901 CONVENTION CENTER DR. MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 305-947-5950 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW www.sfliautoshow.com Car-related merchandise and more than 1,000 of the industry’s latest vehicles for the upcoming year are on display by world-leading auto manufacturers. credits: www.sfliautoshow.com

Nov. 9 - 18, 2012

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NOVEMBER EVENTS AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA 601 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI, FL. 33132 1-800-462-2849

MIAMI HEAT VS PHOENIX NBA BASKETBALL GAME Nov 05, 2012 7:30 PM

FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT THE JACKIE GLEASON THEATER 1700 WASHINGTON AVENUE MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 1-800-745-3000

JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ “EL PUMA” Nov. 3, 2012 8:00 PM

FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS

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JOIN THE CORAL GABLES MUSEUM IN CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF BACARDI AT THE BILTMORE HOTEL. 6:30pm cocktails. 8:00pm dinner & dancing. Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-603-8067 24TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF CHEFS Benefiting Easter Seals South Florida, Inc.

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 1300 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI, FL 33132 305-949-6722

Nov. 7, 2012 7:00 PM The Rusty Pelican 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL 33149

JAZZ ROOTS: UNFORGETTABLE- A TRIBUTE TO NAT “KING” COLE Nov 02, 2012 8:00 PM

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$100.00 Contact: Marilyn March mmarch@sfl.easterseals.com 305-547-4758

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DECEMBER EVENTS SUN LIFE STADIUM 347 DON SHULA DRIVE MIAMI GARDENS, FL. 33056

DOLPHINS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Dec. 2, 2012 1:00 PM DOLPHINS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Dec. 16, 2012 1:00 PM

Ron English Mural Photo by Martha Cooper

DOLPHINS VS BUFFALO BILLS Dec. 23, 2012 1:00 PM

ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 1300 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI, FL 33132 305-949-6722 THE NUTCRACKER, A PLAY Dec. 1 to 2, 2012 Dec. 5 to 9, 2012 Dec. 12 to 16, 2012 Dec. 19 to 24, 2012 Dec. 26 to 30, 2012

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DECEMBER EVENTS AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA 601 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI, FL 33132 1-800-462-2849

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER 1901 CONVENTION CENTER DR. MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139 305-673-7311 WWW.MIAMIBEACHCONVENTION.COM

PITBULL - NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS Dec. 31, 2012 9:00 PM

LIFE IN COLOR FORMERLY DAYGLOW Dec. 28, 2012 7:00 PM

credits: www.wikiton.net

MIAMI HEAT GAMES Dec. 01 Dec. 06 Dec. 08 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 25

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ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012 Dec. 5 - 9

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Emergency 911 HOSPITALS Jackson Memorial 305-585-1111 Mercy 305-854-4400 Mt. Sinai 305-674-2121 South Miami 786-662-4000 TAXIS

IMPORTANT

PHONE NUMBERS

GETTING AROUND Free Rides: Free transportation on South Beach- Swoop Miami is a service that will pick you up in a 6-passenger electric golf cart and take you anywhere you need to go within South Beach. Just call or send a text message to 305-409-6636 and they will arrive within 15 minutes. Note that you may have to share the ride with other passengers. 305-409-6636 Easy Parking: Register your car with PaybyPhone, save 20% on parking and add more minutes by text or e-mail www.paybyphone.com

Best Yellow Taxi 305-445-4444 Central Cab 305-532-5555 Coral Gables Taxi 305-444-2828 Yellow Cab 305-444-4444 THEATERS Adrienne Arsht Center 305-949-6722 Fillmore Miami Beach 305-673-7300 James L. Knight Center 305-416-5970 New World Symphony 305-673-3331 AIRPORTS Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International 866-435-9355 Miami International 305-876-7000 AIRLINES Aeromexico 800-237-6639 American Airlines 800-433-7300 Avianca 800-284-2622 Delta 800-221-1212 JetBlue 800-538-2583 Southwest 800-435-9792 US Airways 800-428-4322 PORTS Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) Port of Miami

954-523-3404 305-371-7678



SFG | Social Florida's Guide Magazine | 14th Edition | November 2012