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16 WOMEN’S TRENDS: ARTFUL IMPRESSIONS This season’s must-haves are canvassing attention with inspiration from Monet to modern. 18 LOVE THIS: STAR BRIGHT Forward thinkers who want their technology to sparkle and shine will be in heaven with Bucellati’s tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s solar illustrations. By Minerva Arboleya-Sulichin 20 MEN’S TRENDS: FUR TRADE Since the beginning of time, fur has adorned mankind. 22  BEAUTY: HEAVY METAL Get ready for impact with metallics that have an illuminating effect. Day to evening, shine like a rock star! 24 BOOKS: ALL’S FAIR One of the biggest book fairs in the world attracts A-list authors to Miami. 26 TREND REPORT: FALL RUNWAY Capes, culottes, long sleeves and tapered coats hit the runway for fashion forward looks that take a step backward. 30 TIMEPIECES: TIME TRAVEL A collector’s book about Vacheron Constantin celebrates 260 years of a pursuit of Innovation, while cherishing a storied tradition. 32

DESIGNER PROFILE: TOGETHER IN PEARLS Jewelry-designing couple keeps the brand true to its roots in Jerusalem. By Leah B. Stern

feature well 34 COVER STORY: OLÉ, OLÉ! Fall fashion gets bullish with sultry, yet bold looks influenced by matadors and conquistadors. Photographer Eric Monteiro. Location The Villa Miami Beach. 56 DESIGN: WORLD OF GOOD Ethical designers are looking to nature and age-old artisanal skills to produce consciously created clothing. By Leah B. Stern 58

HOME TRENDS: OUT OF AFRICA An infusion of bright colors and intricate patterns intrigue with a vibe that’s culturally cool.


INTERIORS PROFILE: KARIM RASHID The iconoclast designer talks about his design philosophy, his view of luxury, and his latest Miami project.


REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO: BUILT TO LAST They got their start in New York City, now two Miami developers are changing neighborhoods and creating communities. By Michelle F. Solomon

68 INTERIORS: MOODY MINIMALISM Designers create a less is more mentality that is sleek, simplistic, and very sophisticated. By Roberta Klein


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72 Two satellite fairs represent what’s on the edge of Art Basel Miami Beach.

Fernando García Correa From the series Continuo, 2010

72 ART: FRINGE FESTIVALS Two satellite fairs represent what’s on the edge of Art Basel Miami Beach. By Michelle F. Solomon



ART: BEFORE BASEL From Berlin to Turin, European art fairs are in full swing.


ART: LIVING ART Michele Oka Doner returns to her native Miami Beach to create integrated installations in South of Fifth living spaces.

80  SPORTING: HORSE PLAY Why Argentina is at the center of the polo universe.

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82 TRAVEL: PRIVATE PANAMA A villa hideaway gets its inspiration from the exquisite beach houses of Bali. By Michelle F. Solomon

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On the Cover Black rose macramé gown with flower and ostrich feather embroidery by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Bal Harbour Shops. TIANA Necklace from the “Disney Princess Collection” by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Earrings from the “Red Carpet Collection” featuring 2.54 carats of diamond, 1.51 carats of sapphire, 29.28 carats of Paraiba tourmalines set in 18kt yellow gold by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Price available upon request. Model Amanda Chamberlain, Elite. Location The Villa Miami Beach.


THIERRY´S TIDBITS: Saikyo Miso-Marinated Sea Bass Flavorful marinade, both sweet and savory, brings out the flavor of the fish. By Thierry Isambert


CORK DIARIES: Autumn Delights Top sommeliers share their favorite fall dishes paired with perfect wines. By Virginia Philip


YACHTING: MEGA MONACO Superyachts get ready for their big debuts and it’s a pleasure parade not to be missed at the Monaco Yacht Show.


AUTO: KING OF THE ROAD The 2016 Koenigsegg Regera reigns as a megacar supreme. By Richard Kollins



98 LAST WORD: RETURN TO CAPRI Jonathan Adler escapes to the idyllic island that’s become his go-to getaway.


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e always knew Miami was a world-class city, now the rest of the world has figured it out, too. Location, location, location. . . luxury, luxury, luxury.

Credit Art Basel’s landing on Miami Beach in 2002 for the red-carpet roll-out that international luxury seekers needed to prove that South Florida was worthy of becoming a center for luxury. Yes, Miami has arrived! What’s most noticeable is that the city is evolving into a hub for luxury brands from around the world. Luxury retail is expanding throughout South Florida, and luxury residential offerings are springing up in already established neighborhoods, and in other places that are destined to become desirable addresses. The city has become a draw for New York developers who have found that they can become influencers in the future of Miami. We profile two of these movers and shakers in Built to Last on page 64. Designers and artists of world renown are affixing their names to many of the luxury developments. Find out how designer Karim Rashid and artist Michele Oka Doner view their Miami collaborations on pages 60 and 78. Speaking of art, we’re gearing up for the 14th edition of Basel, but our Before Basel feature takes in the best of the European art fairs now in full swing on page 72, plus we preview two of Art Basel Miami Beach’s most alluring satellite fairs on page 74. Across the miles, they’re getting ready for the Triple Crown of Polo in Buenos Aires (page 80), and super yachts are making their way to the Monaco Yacht Show (page 88). If it seems like we’re everywhere this fall, it’s because we are! From cover to cover, TRILLIONAIRE magazine is where the affluent plug in for a dose of luxury. We’re ushering in what’s shaping up to be a fabulous FALL, so whether you’re jet-setting abroad or sticking close to home, enjoy all that LIFE HAS TO OFFER! Cheers!

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1. Wearable art collection by VIKTOR & ROLF Fall 2015. 2. Ortensia Rose, Iris and Orange Blossom scented candle by FORNASETTI, $175, available at En Avance, Miami Design District. 3. Pegase Pop HERMES vintage silk scarf, 28”x28”, designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko, $300, available at Hermes, Miami Design District. 4. Baroque framed artwork handbag by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at Dolce & Gabbana, Bal Harbour Shops.



5. Pigalle Follies superfine 120mm stiletto in multi-colored patent leather by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, $745, available at Christian Louboutin, Miami Design District. 6. Bamboo Harmony, an explosion of colors fragrance from BY KILIAN, $195, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bal Harbour Shops.


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Star Bright

Forward thinkers who want their technology to sparkle and shine will be in heaven with Buccellati’s tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s solar illustrations. The high tech jewel is an iPad mini case that looks towards the sun, moon and stars for inspiration.

Yellow gold, white gold and diamond iPad mini case, $485,000, by special order. Available at BUCCELLATI, Bal Harbour Shops.


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Since the beginning of time, fur has adorned mankind. This season, subtle skins − real and faux − add interest to everything from outerwear to accessories.



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1. DSQUARED2 Men’s Fall 2015 2. Backpack in distressed sandstorm with shearling by ALEXANDER WANG, $1,495, available at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. 3. Lightweight Thermore padded cashmere aviator bomber jacket with shearling detachable collar by BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, $6,555, available at BRUNELLO CUCINELLI, Bal Harbour Shops. 4. Marmot fur hat by BORSALINO, $1,200, available at www.borsalino.com. 5. Navy and aubergine mink scarf by BRIONI, $3,175, available at BRIONI, Bal Harbour Shops. 6. UGG Australia shearling earmuff, $65, available at UGG, Aventura Mall.


7. Saint Moritz gloves by DSQUARED2, $630, available at DSQUARED2, Bal Harbour Shops. 8. CARLOS double buckle ankle boot with lamb lining by SANTONI, $1,320, available at www.santonishoes.com.


SHOP 3LLIONAIRE. LOUIS VUITTON DORIAN BRIEFCASE Discover the discreet elegance of Louis Vuitton’s Serviette Dorian briefcase. Made of supple leather that’s a delight to the touch, it breathes new style into a business classic. The metallic lock will keep top secret documents top secret. Louis Vuitton Aventura Mall, Upper Level, #2029 19575 Biscayne Boulevard Aventura, FL 33180 305.931.3887 Miami Design District 1450 N.E. 39th Street Miami, FL 33137 305.573.1366 Taurillon leather; Shown in color cognac, $4,400.

TIFFANY CT60 CALENDAR Marked by pure lines and a clean aesthetic, Tiffany CT60 merges extraordinary design and the highest quality materials with Swiss craftsmanship to create a refined watch with vintage character. The case is finished according to exacting Tiffany standards, and a sapphire crystal case back unveils the pedigree Swiss automatic movement. Tiffany & Co. Aventura Mall 19575 Biscayne Boulevard | Aventura, FL 33180 305.914.1010 Miami Design District 114 N.E. 39th Street | Miami, FL 33137 305.428.1390 Village of Merrick Park 342 San Lorenzo Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33146 305.529.4390 18-karat rose gold. Black alligator strap. 40 mm case. Self-winding mechanical movement. $19,000.

CANALI DOUBLE ZIP BACKPACK Pebbled leather texture makes this backpack stand out from the crowd. Double top zipper closure, round top handle and adjustable shoulder straps for a sturdy, yet stylish companion. Canali Bal Harbour Shops, Suite #257 9700 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour, FL 33154 305.868.3456 Village of Merrick Park, #1210 320 San Lorenzo Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33146 305.446.1499 Made in Italy, $941.





MARC JACOBS Face III foundation buffing brush, $55.

HOURGLASS ambient lighting bronze, $45.

NARS Audacious Mascara, $26.

BOBBI BROWN nail polish, shade greige, $15.

HEAVY METAL Get ready for impact with metallics that have an illuminating effect. Day to evening, shine like a rock star!

DIOR Nude Air healthy glow serum foundation, $53.

KEVYN AUCOIN brow gel pencil, $28.


Rejuvaphyl ultra-rich hydration skin cream, $145.

GUCCI face luxe finishing powder, $55.

CREDITS | Photographer Joshua Pestka | Model Jules Mordovets with Re:quest Modes | Hair + Makeup Griselle Rosario | Nails Angel Williams

GUERLAIN Pink Me Up, kisses roselip hydrating and plumping lipbalm, $37.

SHOP 3LLIONAIRE. GUCCI DIONYSUS BLOOMS SHOULDER BAG Made using an earth-conscious process, the printed canvas bag has Gucci’s newly inspired blooms print presented throughout its Fall/Winter 2015 show collection. The sliding chain strap can be worn multiple ways, changing between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Gucci Bal Harbour Shops, #236 9700 Collins Avenue | Bal Harbour FL 33154 305.868.650 Village of Merrick Park 342 San Lorenzo Avenue | Coral Gables FL 33146 305.529.0200 www.gucci.com Blooms print with antique rose suede detail, $2400.

YVEL BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION The extraordinary luminosity of baroque South Sea pearls combined with the exquisite sparkle of white diamonds and the glamorous appeal of black diamonds elicits exceptional elegance and remarkable beauty. YVEL Miami Design District 140 N.E. 39th Street, #203 Miami, FL 33137 305.573.9835 www.yvel.com Price upon request.

LALIQUE TOURBILLONS VASE In 1926, Rene Lalique created the Tourbillons Vase. Inspired by movement of the fern blossom, its abstract design allows for the utmost freedom of interpretation. Graphic and poetic, its curves stunningly follow the rhythm of light, drawing the eye into swirls of crystal. Lalique Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Avenue, #103 Bal Harbour, FL 33154 305.537.5150 www.lalique.com

Handcrafted in France. Limited edition to 999 pieces, delivered with a certificate of authenticity mentioning its number, $6,500.





All’s Fair Who are the authors to watch at this year’s Miami Book Fair International?


ue to the proliferation of books where paper pages don’t exist and a book is downloaded from some nebulous bookstore in Cyberland, it might be prudent to declare traditional books dead. Each year, however, throngs of literati gather at the Miami Book Fair International. It’s also a place where authors who have become celebrities and celebrities who have become authors share their works with the masses in one of the festival’s hottest tickets — the “Evenings With” series — where many well-known and award-winning authors have read from and discussed with fans their latest works. Catch up on your readings of these “2015 Evenings With” authors before they come to town.

M Train, Patti Smith

Punk-rock priestess Patti Smith won a National Book Award for her 2010 memoir Just Kids. In fact, when she accepted the book award, she made a plea for books everywhere. “Please, no matter how we advance technology, don’t abandon the book.” Now she’s back with M Train, a lyrical meditation on endings and beginnings. Black and white Polaroids, taken by Smith herself, add to the memoir’s journey. (Knopf/Deckle Edge, $25)

Letters to Yeyito: Lessons from a Life in Music, Paquito D’Rivera

Winner of 14 Grammy Awards, D’Rivera started writing his book years after receiving a fan letter with no return address. His hope was that Lessons would reach the anonymous writer and would-be musician. D’Rivera — saxophonist, clarinetist, and classical composer — writes about his defection from Cuba as well as his six-decade-long journey in the world of music. (Restless Books, $15)

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, David Axelrod

For fans of real-life political suspense, American political consultant and top political advisor to President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama’s chief campaign advisor, Believer gives readers a look behind the closed doors of Washington, D.C. politics. (Penguin, $35)

Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs, Sally Mann

The New York Times called Hold Still a “wonderfully weird and vivid memoir.” Mann, considered one of America’s most renowned photographers, weaves prose and photographs together to explore her preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the landscape of the American South. (Little, Brown and Company, $32)

Golden Age, Jane Smiley

Fans of Pulitzer Prize-winner and master American storyteller Jane Smiley were waiting for this final volume of her best-selling trilogy, which has followed the Langdons, the family at the center of her novels Some Luck and Early Warning. Moving from the power-brokered 1980s and scandal-ridden ‘90s to the present and beyond, the novel brings the century-long family portrait to a magnificent conclusion. (Knopf, $26.95)

Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, Robert B. Reich

Secretary of labor during the Clinton administration, Reich, a prolific author, trots out his 14th book — a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that made America so strong is now failing. He does offer hope in the dark abyss since he also adds his take on what it will take to fix the problem with an empowering call to civic action. Are you ready? (Knopf/Deckle Edge, $26.95) The Miami Book Fair International, Nov. 15 to 22, Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. 24 TRILLIONAIRE



Capes, culottes, long sleeves and tapered coats hit the runway for fashion forward looks that take a step backward.







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CAPED CRUSADERS Pull off the latest look. Cool capes add drama to ensembles in various shapes, sizes and colors, but all with flair. 26 TRILLIONAIRE

Drew mini crossbody bag in suede calfskin and nappa lambskin, $1,750. Available at CHLOE, Bal Harbour Shops.


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CULOTTE CRAZY Loose cropped trousers, culottes as we know them, are back with a vengeance and ready to be front and center in the strut your stuff department.

Lockett bag in red grainy leather and snow leopard print pony handbag, $2,495. Available at JIMMY CHOO, Bal Harbour Shops.




GO LONG The long and short of it? Extra-long sleeves are showing up as a fashion fixation and designers are embracing the trend. 28 TRILLIONAIRE

Camel Fur Free Fur Falabella Mini Tote, $1,260. Available at STELLA MCCARTNEY, Bal Harbour Shops.


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DEFINING MOMENTS Sleek, clean lines, tapered to perfection. Unencumbered, unadorned, yet statement making.

Victoria Bag by VICTORIA BECKHAM signature handheld bag in moonshine buffalo-leather with a calf-leather trim, $3,195. Available at NEIMAN MARCUS, Bal Harbour Shops.




“Scarab” jewelry pendant watch, 1910. Made of 18K yellow gold engraved, enameled, and decorated with guilloché, this jewelry piece is set with rose-cut diamonds and rubies.

Time Travel

A collector’s book about Vacheron Constantin celebrates 260 years of a pursuit of innovation while cherishing a storied tradition.


Franco Cologni


hardcover book dedicated to a watch becomes more than a page turner for timepiece connoisseurs. It’s a journey back in time with a storied history that is fascinating — even if the reader has no interest in legendary, mechanical time tellers. No other timepiece manufacturer can claim the pedigree of Vacheron Constantin — the oldest, continuously operating Swiss watch manufacturer. Uninterrupted history is the through line here. Founded in 1755, the brand celebrates 260 years from the Age of Enlightenment to the third millennium. It all started in Geneva by the Rhone River. Jean Marc Vacheron — cultured, well read, and a respected member of the intelligentsia — hired his first apprentice. The first watch Vacheron ever signed was a 1760 gold pocket watch signed “J.M. Vacheron.” His craftsmanship was so refined that even the royal court of Europe took notice. In 1785, his son, Abraham Vacheron, took over the company. Then in 1810, his grandson, Jacques Barthelemy Vacheron, inherited the business. Eight years later, Jacques entered into a partnership with Francois Constanin. More a salesman than a craftsman, Constantin coined Vacheron Constantin’s now-famous phrase: Faire Mieux si possible, ce qui est tourjours possible — Do better when possible, and it is always possible. They would create Vacheron & Constantin,

and with their dual skill set, the manufacturer’s standards would become higher than ever. In 1828, an enameled, decorated pocket watch was one of the thinnest ever created. In 1889, Vacheron Constantin introduced its first lady’s wristwatch. The latter part of the 19th century saw the company going through many changes, but always with a Vacheron and Constantin at the helm. Today, Vacheron Constantin is part of Richemont, a Swiss luxury-goods group that owns a portfolio of leading luxury houses — including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels — and watch brands — Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai, and Montblanc. While today’s Vacheron Constantin craftsmen clearly have an extensive design tradition from which to draw inspiration, they have hardly rested on their laurels — which may very well be the secret to the brand’s longevity. On the contrary, the watchmaker’s pursuit of innovation and dedication to furthering the industry’s technological advancements has made these timepieces some of the most prized by global connoisseurs. The Swiss watch manufacturer persists in challenging itself to create, innovate, and refine its output, resulting in timepieces of extraordinary beauty and precision — watch dials ornamented with engraved motifs, guilloched,

Highly collectible, Vacheron Constantin’s prestigious timepieces are conceived as much to seduce by their elegance as to provide precision timekeeping.

Top: Mercator wristwatch, 1994. The watch is fitted with a selfwinding mechanical movement. Its dial reproduces the map of Europe in polychrome cloisonne enamel, using the grand feu technique. Left: Kallista wristwatch, 1979. A unique piece, it was for a time the most expensive watch in the world. Designed by Raymond Moretti, it is sculpted from a one-kilogram ingot of solid gold, from which 140 grams of its final weight are extracted. The Kallista is enhanced by 118 emerald-cut diamonds representing a total 130 carats.

The first known pocket watch by Vacheron Constantin.

enameled, and handmade in their entirety — and the introduction in the 1950s and 60s of the world’s thinnest wristwatches. There was the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time in 2011 — featuring a distinguishing feature, which allowed an indication of the world’s thirty-seven time zones, including those offset from Universal Coordinated Time by a half or quarter-hour — an exclusive mechanism patented by the watchmaker. And these are but a mere fraction of Vacheron Constantin’s horologic feats. Highly collectible, Vacheron Constantin’s prestigious timepieces are conceived as much to seduce by their elegance as to provide precision timekeeping. The 304-paged Vacheron Constantin: Artists of Time was written by Franco Cologni, who — for four decades — has become one of the most significant figures in the luxury watch market. He opened the first Cartier boutique in Italy in 1973, became chief executive of Cartier International in 1980, then chairman in 2000. An entrepreneur at heart, his business savvy elevated him to key roles within the Richemont Group. Founder of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, Cologni was made a commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by France’s minister of culture and communication in 2012. He has written a number of books on Cartier, Piaget, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Montblanc. Images in the book are by Bruno Ehrs, one of the most

renowned artists of Swedish photography, whose work is represented at the National Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in Sweden. The specially commissioned photographs showcase the story of Vacheron Constantin, revealing the secrets of a trade written in time, itself. TM Vacheron Constantin: Artists of Time is published by Flammarion with a November 2015 release date. Price is $125.

Pocket watch, 1923. Referred to as “The Arcadian Shepherds,” from the name of the painting by Nicolas Poussin that it reproduces.



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Together in Pearls Jewelry-designing couple keeps the brand true to its roots in Jerusalem. By Leah B. Stern


iamonds and pearls are so very often the symbol of love and commitment in pop culture. But one couple has literally made them the foundation of their beautiful story. When they were in their twenties, Orna and Isaac Levy met in Israel in 1986, following their mandatory Israel Defense Forces Duty. They were unemployed and waxed poetic about what the world might offer. One night, when asked about what she might do for work, Orna confessed to her future husband, “I really only know how to string pearls.” Isaac admits that, “at the time, I didn’t even know what pearls were.” But Isaac was a quick study, and Orna proceeded to teach her new apprentice everything she knew about the sea’s most valued treasure. “Orna was my first teacher and opened up this whole new world to me,” says Isaac. Orna convinced Isaac to give her every penny of the $2,000 he had saved up so that she could buy materials to make their first pearl necklace. It would be the first of many creations in which the couple would collaborate. “She returned with pearls, gold beads, and clasps and started teaching me how to weave pearls like you weave a carpet,” remembers Isaac. “I totally fell in love with this work. It opened a whole new world to Orna and Isaac Levy me, and I dived with all my passion into it.” Fast forward thirty years later, and Orna and Issac have built Yvel — the mirror image of their name — into something of a jewelry powerhouse. They have crossed the globe many times over in the search for the “next big thing” in gem stones. And although pearls will always anchor their flagship collections, they have expanded to gold, diamonds, and multi-hued sapphires that have adorned the décolletages of Hollywood royalty on many a red carpet. Fans of the Yvel brand include celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and Rihanna. “In 2002, Orna and I had managed to turn the Yvel brand from being a company that follows the trends in the world, into becoming leaders in the pearl-fashion jewelry world,” says Isaac. “Since then, we had many celebrities coming to us to request that we design one-of-a-kind pieces for them — for special events or just to celebrate life.” Yvel’s products are sold in more than 650 stores, internationally, and its high-end pieces have nabbed multiple design awards, including the prestigious Town and Country honors — the “Oscars of the jewelry world.” And Orna knows a thing or two about the business. Her family, the Moussaieffs, started in pearls more than 100 years ago. Her grandfather came to Jerusalem in 1888 from Russia, riding on camels with forty cases of pearls, gold, and diamonds. The Levys have kept the brand true to its roots with the Yvel factory offices located in Jerusalem. 32 TRILLIONAIRE

“If Orna and I would have been as savvy business people as we were supposed to be, we would have shifted the Yvel factory to the Far East and moved to live in the United States,” says the Argentinian-born Isaac. Yet, Jerusalem brings much inspiration to the brand, which is, perhaps, not surprising from a city that is more than 5,000 years old. “Jerusalem is located in the Judea valley. All of our gold pieces were inspired from the Judean Desert that is next to Jerusalem. Our gold jewelry has a special matte finish that reminds Orna and me of the unique sand of the desert. It is very rare to find shiny gold in the Yvel collection.” And when this foolish author asked about the comparative luxury between pearls and diamonds, Isaac patiently responded, “Pearls are not more luxurious than diamonds. They are more sophisticated and more feminine than diamonds — just like a woman compared to a man. Men can wear gold and diamonds, but I haven’t met many men that can pull off pearls.” The different collections all have their own unique travel stories to tell, such as Biwa and Tahiti. These two names of the collections are after the source of the pearls. “It’s all in a name,” remarks Isaac. One of his favorites is the Golden Brown Collection. “This is a collection that I designed from golden Indonesian, brown Tahitian, and Champagne Australian salt-water pearls, combined with sateen finish gold and natural cognac brown diamonds. I always loved the song ‘Golden Brown’ by the British band The Stranglers; so I named the collection after that song.” There is also the Golden Honey Collection, made out of natural smoky quartz in four different colors: whisky, cognac, Champagne, and brandy. “Obviously, you must be over 21 to wear this collection,” he jokes, adding, “I named it after the description of the state of Israel — the land of milk, gold, and honey. Yvel hires employees from 22 countries — mostly new immigrants — to help strengthen their earliest days in a new country with a job. “This is my humble way to try and repair the world,” Issac says as he refers to the Judaic principle of tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that refers to humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair, and transform the world. These two designers are not only great role models in business, but also in life and love. When asked how they maintain a work-life balance, Orna says simply, “We are soul mates.” “She completes me in many different ways,” adds Isaac. “In order to be able to live a peaceful and productive mutual life-business and family-wise, we set a special way to run our life in peace. At Yvel it is exactly the same.” You don’t have to travel across the Atlantic to fall in love with Yvel. Yvel’s flagship boutique is in Miami’s Design District’s Palm Court, 139 N.E. 39th St., Suite 203. TM


Stephanie Odegard Collection 7636 NE 4th Court, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33138 tel. 305 576 7166 miami@stephanieodegard.com www.stephanieodegard.com Pictured: Somoroff II and Indigo Metok, hand-knotted carpets. Louise semainier and Louise card table, both solid teakwood clad in copper and brass. Ulta Champa side table shown in cast brass, antiqued finish. Viya Home’s Flame of the Forest hanging light shown in brass, antiqued finish. Hand carved white marble urn. All available in standard as well as bespoke sizes and colors. GoodWeave® the best assurance that no child labor was used. © 2014 Stephanie Odegard. Protected by the copyright laws of the United States and by international copyright conventions. Member, Foundation for Design Integrity.

Olé, Olé! Fall fashion gets bullish with sultry, yet bold looks influenced by matadors and conquistadors.



Eagle Eye, black mermaid gown in French lace from the Haute Couture Collection by OSCAR CARVALLO, available at OSCAR CARVALLO Miami Boutique. Black suede patent Sabrina pump by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA boutiques. 18k yellow gold, black sapphires and fresh water pearl cross earrings from the DOLCE & GABBANA Fine Jewelry Collection, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops.



Marigold silk faille gown with floral beading by PAMELLA ROLAND, available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. Black suede patent Sabrina pump by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA boutiques. Crystal gold shadow triple octagon drop earring by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Bal Harbour Shops.




Black knit tunic dress with rose button detail from the Fall/Winter collection by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops. Rose and brass filigree earrings and necklace by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops. Black Maryjane shoe with roses by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops.




Silk ruffled blouse by CHLOE, available at CHLOE, Bal Harbour Shops. Embroidered knit cardigan from ALICE + OLIVIA by Stacey Bendet, available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Bal Harbour Shops. Center pleat maxi skirt from ALICE + OLIVIA by Stacey Bendet, available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Bal Harbour Shops. Gold fringe earrings by CHLOE, available CHLOE, Bal Harbour Shops. Drew bag in suede and calfskin by CHLOE, available at CHLOE, Bal Harbour Shops. Heels from the runway collection by DSQUARED2, available at DSQUARED2, Bal Harbour Shops.




Cuadrado golden necklace (worn as a headpiece) by SILVIA TCHERASSI, available at SILVIA TCHERASSI ATELIER, Coral Gables. Imperiale diamond and amethyst ring by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Lace pilar dress by SILVIA TCHERASSI, available at SILVIA TCHERASSI ATELIER, Coral Gables.


Wool-mohair tuxedo by CANALI, available at CANALI, Bal Harbour Shops. Dress shirt, navy bow tie and dress shoes by PERRY ELLIS. Submariner timepieces by ROLEX, available at ROLEX, Design District.




Black ruffle and macramé bodice gown with pleated silk tulle skirt by MARCHESA, available at SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Palm Beach. Crystal and silver semi-precious earrings by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Bal Harbour Shops. Pavé black diamond triple claw ring by JASON OF BEVERLY HILLS, available at JASON OF BEVERLY HILLS, Design District. Black and nude sandals by JIMMY CHOO, available at JIMMY CHOO, Bal Harbour Shops.



De la Vega Privé French Chantilly lace peplum top by IVONNE DE LA VEGA, available at IVONNE DE LA VEGA ATELIER, Coral Gables. Red suede stiletto pumps by JIMMY CHOO, available at JIMMY CHOO, Bal Harbour Shops. Diamond pavé claw ring by JASON OF BEVERLY HILLS, available at JASON OF BEVERLY HILLS, Design District. L’Heure du Diamant ring by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Baroque freshwater pearl and diamond gold earring by YVEL, White pavé diamond bracelet and black pavé diamond bracelet by YVEL, all available at YVEL, Design District.




Lace pilar dress with leather tassel necklace (worn as belt) both by SILVIA TCHERASSI, available at SILVIA TCHERASSI ATELIER, Coral Gables. Cuadrado golden necklace (worn as headpiece) by SILVIA TCHERASSI, available at SILVIA TCHERASSI ATELIER, Coral Gables. Gold fringe bracelet by CHLOE, available at CHLOE, Bal Harbour Shops. Black Maryjane shoe with rose detail by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops.


Bustier gown by DSQUARED2, available at DSQUARED2, Bal Harbour Shops. Pavé black and white diamonds with baroque freshwater pearl earrings by YVEL, available at YVEL, Design District. Gladiator heel sandals by SILVIA TCHERASSI, available at SILVIA TCHERASSI ATELIER, Coral Gables.



On Her: Black dress with velvet embroidery on a tulle base from the Fall/Winter collection by VALENTINO, available at VALENTINO, Bal Harbour. Diamond and rubellite hoop earrings by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Black/white pavé diamond leaf detail and baroque pearl pendant by YVEL, available at YVEL, Design District. Grey and black suede booties by JIMMY CHOO, available at JIMMY CHOO, Bal Harbour Shops. Black satchel leather bag by DOLCE & GABBANA, available at DOLCE & GABBANA, Bal Harbour Shops. On Him: Milo floral printed jacket by BOGOSSE, available at NEIMAN MARCUS. Ritz burgundy trouser by BOGOSSE, available at NEIMAN MARCUS. Jason 88 grey quilted shirt by BONVIVAN, available at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores. Satin tie and black dress shoes by PERRY ELLIS.





Left: Strapless hand-painted lace gown by NAEEM KHAN, available at Neiman Marcus. Pavé diamond and gold earrings by YVEL, available at YVEL, Design District. Happy sport diamond watch by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Right: Floral jacquard gown with black velvet ribbon and lace detail by OSCAR DE LA RENTA, available at OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Bal Harbour Shops. Imperiale lace diamond and amethyst earrings by CHOPARD, available at CHOPARD, Bal Harbour Shops. Multi color baroque south sea pearl and diamond gold bracelet by YVEL, available at YVEL, Design District.



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Photographer: Eric Monteiro, Silver and Pixel | 1st Photography Assistant: Guillaume Raberin | Photo Assistants/crew: Beatrice Pelletier; Robert McKim; Raphael De La Cruz | Lighting/Grip Equipment: Donated by FairPlay Grip and Lighting | Stylist: John Martinez, John Martinez Productions | Make-up: Aileen Quintana @makeupbyaileen using Temptu | Hair: Daniel p / Creative management mc2 using Redken | Hair Assistant: Amaris Vallejo | Models: Briley Hale, Elite; Amanda Chamberlain, Elite; Reed Favero, Elite | Location: The Villa Miami Beach. We want to extend a special thank you to The Villa Miami Beach for allowing Trillionaire Magazine to photograph our cover story throughout the historic mansion.





MANTO Artisan, Argentina

From Buenos Aires to Tanzania, ethical designers are looking to nature and age-old artisan skills to produce consciously created clothing. By Leah B. Stern


MADE Jewelry


nce upon a time, making clothes was a laborintensive procedure that involved many hours of specialized workers cutting patterns and sewing fabric by hand. It was a process that took days to churn out one garment in what was quite an intimate process. Our relationship with clothing has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, and somehow, we have fallen into a monotonous cycle of shopping, stockpiling, and then tossing out our clothes — rather than cherishing, valuing, and loving them. Last year, in New York City, clothing and textiles accounted for more than six percent of all garbage, which translates to 193,000 tons tossed annually. This lackluster behavior is now generating a serious waste problem, but it’s not just physical waste. Along with the piles of clothes in landfill sites around the country, most of which are failing to biodegrade, there is the huge waste of resources that bring the clothes to life — the water, energy, time, money and labor. There are companies that are keeping artisanal skills intact — preserving the skills of sewing, weaving, and beading, passed down through generations. They frown upon mass production and manufactured products, and instead, value the creation of goods made in pollution-free natural habitats. Fashions and accessories made in the most ethical of ways have a beauty that goes beyond face value: ponchos that are hand crafted out of bike tires in the Northern Hills of Buenos Aires; side-slit knit tunics from pure sheep’s

wool, made in Madagascar; and brass necklaces and bangles adorned with hand-blown glass beads, handmade in Kenya. Sustainable and successful, there’s no need to sacrifice style for the betterment of mankind. INSPIRED BY CULTURES From SoHo to Africa, ten-year-old fashion venture Edun — founded by the band U2’s front man, Bono, and his wife, Ali Hewson — was inspired to promote economic development in sub-Saharan Africa by looking at Africa as both a manufacturing hub and a creative source of inspiration. The company partners with African artists and artisans. Currently, 9,000 displaced farmers in Northern Uganda are supported by the work provided by Edun. The masterminds behind the designs are some of the industry’s most talented and respected designers. The brand’s creative director, Danielle Sherman, cofounded The Row with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and was design director for T by Alexander Wang before heading to Edun. When she was brought on two years ago, Sherman was given the task to deliver Bono and Hewson’s ultimate goal of producing the entire collection in Africa — production is currently at 95 percent — and to reinvent the line out of the company’s SoHo atelier by injecting Africa into high fashion in a big way — to be “not just out of Africa, but of Africa.” Following visits to Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania, Sherman trekked through Morocco with her celebrity bosses on a 2014 Christmas vacation, where she commissioned an

artisan — whom she met in an ancient walled medina in Fes — to make the fringed brocade coats that closed Edun’s Fall 2015 show. Her first collection, for spring 2014, included a graphic honeycomb pattern — woven from leaves — that referenced Zanzibar fishermen’s houses. In Tangier, Sherman found the core of the collection — the cross section of European and North African culture. Her latest collection is full of side-slit knit tunics made in Madagascar and de-constructed pea coats. Edun shows up in some of the most noteworthy of retailers, including Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Mytheresa, and The Corner.

Manto’s founders believe that their aim is to “contribute to a community — generating sustainability, optimizing its resources, bringing a new vision, respecting cycles and the relationship with nature.” They are determined not to interfere with what they call the “cosmos’s vision” where artisans work freely in the environment “in the open air, immersed in the immensity of nature, with no pollution and at their own rhythm.” Manto designs are available at their Darwin 1154 showroom in Buenos Aires or via special orders. Some shops in Miami and New York carry several of their goods. Information is available at www.mantoabrigos.com.ar.

INFLUENCED BY EARTH Across the Atlantic, in the open air mountains of North Buenos Aires, Argentina, the environment is the muse behind Manto’s designs. Founded in 1996 by Clara de la Torre — with the environment, people, culture, and energy from that region in mind — she brought on partners Diana Dai Chee Chaug and Veronica Olavide to fulfill her vision. The trio seeks to preserve the way the native inhabitants of the Andes treasure their textile art and work, taking influence from the “luxuries of the planet.” Inspiration comes from trees — the roots, barks, and trunks — and sources of clean air, as well as more ethereal energies like feathers, wings of butterflies, dragonflies, and all Earth’s colors and shades. Meanwhile, nothing goes to waste. Long-flowing coats and hand-knit ponchos with an ethnic twist, along with scarves, wallets, quilts, and pillows are made from the rubber of car and bicycle tires and pure sheep’s wool, which is cut into threads and then produced by families of weavers in San Isidro. The women spin and dye the fabrics, and the men weave in a very traditional, Argentinian way. No piece is exactly the same, and each design is purely unique, with irregularities and imperfections in its finishings being a trademark of Manto. Lines are done and undone, regularity is broken up, and color resonates in scales and sequences, synthesizing both the elements of nature and the urban.

MADE FOR SUCCESS Global artisans from unexpected places is what drives a new type of luxury. Hand-cast jewelry and fashion designs celebrate rare artisanal skills. Maiyet partners with master craftspeople — in India, Mongolia, Peru, Kenya, Indonesia, Italy, and France — who have been plying their art for generations. In addition to sourcing from these global artisans, Maiyet has customized training programs that allow its partners to create higher-quality, exceptional products and promote stability and prosperity in their communities. The creative director behind Maiyet is Declan Kearney, who began his career at Halston, previously serving as design director at Alexander Wang and then at Jason Wu. The line’s signature skinny bangle — in 18-karat, gold-plated brass with the logo carefully inscribed in its interior — is a top selling item, along with hand-beaded dresses, embroidered mules and sandals, calfskin Sia Shopper tote, and geometricblock scarves. Keeping the artisan’s craft alive is part of Maiyet’s business practice. They’ve forged a strategic partnership with Nest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to “promote entrepreneurship, prosperity, and dignity.” Designers are working with some of these sustainable brands, too. Jamie Rubin, London-based jewelry designer to the stars — whose personalized handmade pieces are worn by the likes of Victoria and David Beckham, Kate Moss, Emma Thompson, and Halle Berry — is collaborating with Made, a United Kingdom accessories brand. “It was a family trip to South Africa that inspired my interest in the work of Made,” recalls Rubin. “I believe in designing jewelry that looks and feels beautiful, both aesthetically and ethically, and we collaborated on a collection that was highly successful that totally sold out at Top Shop and Jigsaw.” The collection was a series of brass necklaces and bangles, adorned with hand-blown glass beads, handmade in Kenya. Made collaborated with Louis Vuitton to produce a bag charm that the luxury brand featured as part of their Core Values campaign with an inscription, “Every journey began in Africa.” In 2011, Made and Club Monaco worked together on a unique, bespoke collection that was available only in the United States. Made’s accessories workshop in Kenya was founded in 2005 to harness the talent and skills of artisans in the area, while providing them with a safe working environment, long-term job security, and training. Now, there are 60 men and women in the workshop — from highly skilled craftsmen and women to novices eager to learn. Made’s signature style comes from its extensive use of reclaimed brass in the production of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and bags. Rubin found the collaboration with Made to be a game changer. She encourages all of her clients to wear sustainable jewelry because, “…It is not only a statement that ‘I want to look beautiful,’ but ‘I also want to be responsible.’ ” TM

MANTO Collection

EDUN Runway

Manto, Argentina North



interiors. African End Table, wood with glass top, from ADRIANA HOYOS, price upon request, available at Adriana Hoyos Fine Furnishings, Miami Design District.

Broken Arrow Floor Pillow by MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS, $475, available at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Miami Design District.



Tribal Diamond hand knotted Tibetan wool rug by DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, from $1,620 to$23,328 depending on size, The Rug Company, Miami Design District.

An infusion of bright colors and intricate patterns intrigue with a vibe that’s culturally cool.

Piri Bench by Holly Hunt, designed by Christian Astuguevieille, price upon request, available at HOLLY HUNT MIAMI, Miami Design District.

Fat Sofa Outdoor designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B ITALIA price upon request, available at Luminaire, Miami Design District.

Canvas tree rings vase by Lladro, porcelain body, $925, available at Lladro Boutique, Miami Design District.






he fourth, design-driven tower of the Paraiso Community in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood — alongside Paraiso Bay, One Paraiso, and Gran Paraiso — has an extra tagline alongside its name — Paraiso Bayviews by Karim Rashid.

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Iconoclast designer Karim Rashid talks about his design philosophy, his view of luxury, and his latest Miami project.

To add to the urban cool of the exteriors — designed by architect Arquitectonica — Related Group has called on Rashid, one of the most prolific and influential designers of the 21st century. His recent appearance in Miami was to be on hand for the groundbreaking of the 44-story tower, which is expected to be completed in 2017. Trillionaire wanted to know what makes this fascinating legend of design tick. T: You were recently asked in an interview about your philosophy on integrating meaningful design into everyday life. This is very fitting in a setting such as Paraiso where you are designing interiors for the way people live. Your quote was: “The designer humanizes our physical and virtual world. Fortunately, things have changed a lot since then. Companies now recognize that design is what differentiates. It’s critical and demanded.” Do you still ascribe to this? Also, can you talk about your philosophy further — especially how it fits in to the Paraiso Bayviews project in Miami?

“My work on the interior and exterior is a marriage of organic and pure geometry — of technology and materials — as a motivator of human engagement.” 60 TRILLIONAIRE

KR: Yes, I still ascribe to this, even more so now than then. In Miami, with Related, they understand the role of design in our lives and in business today. I think clients who are not strict developers, but more creative ideological companies, can produce more innovative designs. They are so sharp and on the pulse of our ever-vast changing lifestyles that they generally have success and have become a recognized brand of beautiful properties and great design. I also believe that design is a social and economic act, and the best work is when we make life more seamless, comfortable, more pleasurable, easier lives. And we must not forget to inspire. Our spaces should be innovative and inspire better mental/spiritual lives. T: You’ve called the interiors of Paraiso Bayviews “technoorganic.” Can you explain? KR: I have used the term “techno-organic” for the past 20 years to refer to the coalescence of the organic amorphous natural world with our third technological revolution. I have always had an affinity towards organic forms that are an extension of us and nature. But now we live in the digital age. Today we have empowered the individual with technology; we have empowered creativity. In fact, creativity and individuality have been democratized with the Internet and our digital omnipresent tools. For the last 20 years, our new digital tools have afforded us to design in 3-D, and in turn, it will shape a 4-D world — a world not governed by the grid, a

world that is experiential (the fourth dimension of time). A new renaissance of design is taking place; design is now democratic, of extreme high quality, and offers us new digital languages that enable us to be competitive with the immaterial digital age, but also morphed with our organic bodies. T: Did you take a different approach with Paraiso than you did with My Brickell? KR: Certainly — budget, scale, location, branding, and clientele are all-different in Paraiso. But it is always my goal to create something unique, something unlike any experience anywhere else in the world. The location and views inspire the color palate and forms. The light is so sensual, so romantic, so beautiful. The condo is a mirror of that precious gloaming and freedom felt from the vistas. T: With so many people wanting your design work, how did you decide on selecting Paraiso? What was it that drew you to the project? KR: I already branded one building project for Related and enjoyed working with them so much, that it was an immediate “yes” when they asked me to do another. T: How do you decide what aesthetic fits best with an environment? KR: Our surroundings should engage technology, visuals, textures, lots of color, as well as meet all the needs that are intrinsic to living a simpler, less cluttered, but more sensual envelopment. My work on the interior and exterior is a marriage of organic and pure geometry — of technology and materials — as a motivator of human engagement. T: So, in this case, what do you think makes the Paraiso project stand out from your other projects?

KR: The project is more natural in its tones, with a great deal of wood. But that does not mean it is regressive or banal. Designers tend to use wood constantly because the market tends to like it. But I believe that we are here to push people’s minds, sensibilities, and tastes into forward new territories. T: It seems everyone who is anyone in the design world wants their name associated with something in Miami. What makes Miami so inviting right now? KR: I love Miami. I have a home here and spend as much free time with my wife, daughter, and family here. It is the confluence of style and relaxation, art and design, sun and city. Urban, yet harmonic and peaceful. And it takes me just as long to get to Miami from New York as it would waiting in traffic to get to the Hamptons. T: What defines luxury to you? KM: To me, the definition of luxury is “free-time.” Luxury is also when the human experience is elevated, simplified, engaged, and inspired — but that can be created within democratic objects, too! We must let go of old ideas of luxury and really create new aesthetics, new forms, new material, new languages that are more seamless and attune with the world we live in now. Production technologies have become so sophisticated, perfected, and so automated that a machine can produce better work than the hand — which makes for better, yet cheaper, designs. A watch that costs 40 euros today may be able to keep better time than a Rolex? An inexpensive pair of jeans from H&M may be better quality than a 350-euro pair of jeans from a luxury brand? In other words,

mass production and the digital technological age has created a “democratic” luxury and has really changed the old school idea of what luxury was. T: Your Facebook description is captivating — cultural provocateur, cultural shaper, experiential maker, humanizer of industry, social visual activist. This definitely sounds like someone who is leading the charge in the 21st century. KR: One of my favorite sayings is, “Don’t specialize.” I am a pluralist designer and also a preacher about the world at large. I do not like the idea of specialization and admire creative people who touched many different aspects of visual culture and human wellbeing. I like the whole idea of the Warholian factory, where you could move around in all the disciplines of the applied major arts. It is my diversity that affords me the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics, and language from one typology to the next, from one scale to another, from one discipline to another.

“Luxury is also when the human experience is elevated, simplified, engaged, and inspired — but that can be created within democratic objects, too!”

I preach about how design shapes the future and culture. I believe that design is extremely consequential to our daily lives and can positively change behaviors of humans. I believe that people will take a new look at their surroundings, the objects they live with, their lifestyle and consumer behaviors, and choose to live towards the contemporary age. Design must evolve us — and create a beautification and betterment for society. Good design can shift and change human behavior and create new social conditions. TM www.paraisobayviews.com












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real estate.

Built to Last Moishe’s Miami Businessman Moishe Mana’s vision for Wynwood and downtown Miami is beginning to take shape.

M “The idea is to ignite areas — to create places where artists can connect with communities and with each other and live and create.” 64 TRILLIONAIRE

oishe Mana used to escape to Miami instead of going to the Hamptons like other New Yorkers. “Miami was my Hamptons.” That was 20 years ago when the Israeli businessman-developer, who made his fortune creating one of the largest moving and storage companies in Manhattan, began dividing his time between New York City and Miami. “Miami was more laid back and less pretentious; it was a way to get away from the intensity and the bricks of New York.” In 2009, he saw potential in eight-and-a-half acres of land in Wynwood. “Tony Goldman had started something there,” says Mana. He remembers thinking to himself: “I can do something in this place.” Then he went into it fully “with the convictions of a crusader.” He now has 30-plus acres and is Wynwood’s largest property owner. His portfolio of Miami property continues to grow through supporters who see his vision as the renaissance that, especially, Miami’s downtown needs. He’s proud of property he owns along East Flagler Street. “I like downtowns. I like the older stuff; I’m a bit sentimental in that way.” Mana has acquired a critical mass of buildings downtown. The strategic concentration is located at key intersections from Miami Avenue to N.E. 2nd Ave. He compares places in need of revitalization to the fairytale character of Cinderella. “It’s like Cinderella who needs a dress. Once you put the dress on Cinderella, she’s not Cinderella anymore.” His Cinderella is turning Flagler Street into a revitalized Flagler District. “The vision is to create real and vibrant destinations that are active 24 hours a day,” he says. The reimagining of the area doesn’t put another high rise or

two in downtown Miami. Instead, it’s a “micro-living” community in an urban core, emphasizing walkability and affordability. Renderings show a modern Flagler Street with an updated Macy’s and an urban version of a Target store — its smaller TargetExpress concept. Dylan Finger, managing director for Mana Miami, says there’s no doubt that Mana’s plans will change the face of downtown and Wynwood, for that matter. “The difference between what Moishe’s doing and, perhaps, what another developer might be doing is the scale. Traditionally, you’ll have someone who puts up one or two buildings within a neighborhood and is more focused on the building, itself, rather than the neighborhood. But in this instance, with the amount of acreage and redevelopment plans, it really is enough to evoke a change.” Mana doesn’t like to compete for properties that everyone wants. “It has to be something that’s right for me; otherwise, if it’s not, someone else can have it,” he says with no apologies. In the end, it has to do with the big picture. There are developers, he says, that “sit at the office and trade papers and are happy building a project, and they are doing it for the pure return on investment.” Certainly, the businessman wants his investments to pay off. “Of course,” says Mana; then he interjects his “however.” “I see it in terms of legacy as well, not just maximum return on investment. I want pride in my creation. For me, creating a project — or being involved with a project that impacts the lifestyle and the culture of the neighborhood or of a city — is more enjoyable for me.” There’s something else, too, he confides.

They got their start in New York City, and now, two of Miami’s top developers are changing neighborhoods and creating communities. By Michelle F. Solomon

“I guess, in a way, the destiny of the neighborhood and culture that I create is in my hands; so you can call it ‘business with style’ if you would like to,” he jokes. Yet, there is a dollars-and-sense agenda to his always-growing Miami portfolio, and he admits, “I’m riding a trend.” He sees a down side right now in investing in New York development. “The prices in New York are very high — overpriced, actually. Miami is still at the beginning of its run. It is one of the cheapest resort cities in the world, and I think I can contribute to Miami much more than I can contribute to New York today.” There’s no doubt that what Mana has in store for downtown Miami is cultivated by what he was able to influence in New York. In 1998, Mana bought a building in New York’s Chelsea district — the former National Biscuit Company headquarters on West 15th Street — at a time when the Meatpacking District was less than desirable and certainly not the destination it is today. He set up Milk Studios, a configuration of photography studios. Before renovations were finished, Calvin Klein held a runway show at Milk. Almost overnight, Milk created a connective thread with the Meatpacking District to the fashion industry. Mana and Milk Studios are credited with reviving what is now known as one of the most glamorous neighborhoods in Manhattan. He believes his Flagler District could do the same and become the SoHo of the South. “The idea is to ignite areas — to create places where artists can connect with communities and with each other and live and create,” says Mana. “Build an infrastructure for people to be part of that infrastructure, which then creates a culture.” His hope for Miami is that his megawatt Wynwood project will be a catalyst to make Miami a cultural center. “There’s a void in Miami for art, fashion, entertainment, theater — and I think Wynwood is already in progress to fill this void. There’s no reason that Miami can’t be a cultural center like New York.” Mana Contemporary Art Center/Miami would emulate the template he created in Jersey City. His refurbishing of the former tobacco factory on Newark Avenue in Jersey City is drawing crowds to Mana Contemporary — who aren’t only coming to view the works, but are putting down roots. Some are even calling the neighborhood “the new Brooklyn,” citing the borough’s gentrification as a factor in pushing artists to Mana’s studio space and bringing need for housing and services. Jersey City, a land

of vacant lots and crime, is now on the comeback trail — no doubt due to the 35-acre Mana Contemporary campus. It is in the entrepreneur’s best interest to help Jersey City take off — Mana owns other real estate there, too, which will eventually be developed as residential lots. “No one wanted to go to Jersey City, but it’s five minutes out of New York through the (Holland) Tunnel. When they come to (the art center), they forget where they are. They feel like they are in New York.” The privately run arts institution, which opened in 2011, has already become the largest indoor venue for the visual arts in New Jersey. “The art center in Jersey City has really changed the life of so many artists. Many artists are creating and selling it there, and by doing this, you put the power back in the hands of the artists. It’s a spiritual experience when I go in there,” he exudes. Becoming a champion for the arts happened for Mana quite accidentally. The intersection of art and commerce got its start with Mana’s moving business. In 1983, Moishe’s Moving started out with one man and a van. By 1990, it had become the largest independent moving company in New York City, and by 1995, it was the largest in the entire tri-state area. Growing the business, Moishe’s Moving became Moishe’s Moving and Storage after Mana got into the art-storage business. “It was purely coincidental. I started as a mover of artists, then storing the art, and then I got attached,” he says with a laugh. The Jersey City facility has become a go-to storage hub for notable galleries, private collections, and museums such as the Guggenheim, MoMa, and New Museum. The Mana Wynwood compound encompasses over 40 buildings. Gallery space is active, especially during Art Basel. There’s also the Production Village with a sound stage available for industry rental. Mana Contemporary Art Center would be a place for collectors from around the world to come and buy art directly from the artists who are creating it. Yet, there’s more to what Mana Contemporary can do for the city, says the entrepreneur, who adds that theater, dance, and fashion would also find a place in the art center. Mana has his own description for what happens after he’s imparted his strategies. He calls it the “Forrest Gump effect.” “You start walking and people will follow.” TM

Mana Contemporary, Jersey City



real estate.

Built to Last Street Smart Developer Avra Jain left Wall Street for real estate; now she’s revitalizing many of Miami’s neighborhoods.


hile some developers may believe in the credo, “Build it and they will come,” Avra Jain has a different mindset. She’s more interested in rebuilding to achieve the same end game. What began as a hobby became a second career for the former bond trader who moved to Miami from New York in 1999. She had dabbled in development, sort of, while working on Wall Street. “When I was in New York City, I started with my own loft apartment. Then it went to that I’d be fixing up one and living in one — then two became half a building. I did Tribeca. I did SoHo. I bought on Lafayette. I bought on the Bowery. Now the Bowery is a hot spot in New York.” She left “the Street,” as she calls Wall Street, in 1998, “to do a 100,000-square-foot loft conversion in Tribeca.” That conversion was called Cobblestone Lofts. Now, ironically, she’s put her stamp on the Upper East Side — not in Manhattan — but in the northeast area of the city of Miami. In April of 2014, Jain opened her newly refurbished Vagabond Motel. The six-decades-old hotel isn’t the only shining star along the stretch of Biscayne Boulevard that’s been resurrected from near ashes. She bought up a group of other motels along the same corridor. What she felt was holding back Biscayne from being spitshined to its former greatness were the kinds of businesses that were dominating the area’s landscape. She thought that if she was able to transform the seedy hotels that were there, change would happen pretty quickly. “And it did,” she says. Jain also saw potential in the former main street of Miami. “It had already been a main attraction,” she says. “It was just about bringing it back to life.”


Her treasure chest lies within the MiMo (Miami Modern) Biscayne Boulevard historic district, located between 50th and 77th streets, and Jain couldn’t be happier redeveloping rather than creating new “vertical” buildings. “Anytime you can reuse an existing structure, that is really the ultimate in sustainability.” She also believes that maintaining the older structures help to give this “relatively young city” roots. “Miami doesn’t have a lot of ‘old.’ Think about the Vagabond from 1953 — and that whole stretch that was mostly built in the ‘50s and ‘60s — compared to New York City or Boston or Chicago. We have so little of this in Miami that people really should make a concerted effort to keep it. It kind of gives the city a feeling of authenticity.” She tells stories about guests who come to stay at the Vagabond. “They’ll say, ‘When I came off the boat from Cuba, the Vagabond was my first home,’ or ‘I remember that I learned to swim in the Vagabond pool.’ “ A wife and husband returned recently to stay in the same room where they spent their honeymoon. “That’s great stuff,” she says. “Those are the things you can’t recreate — to have that nostalgia makes places special.” Yet, Jain doesn’t make any secret that refurbishing a historic property can be a challenge. “We were able to save a lot of the original Vagabond. The architectural integrity was intact, but we still had to redo the plumbing, the electric. The mosaic in the bottom of the pool was perfect. The mermaid had to be rebuilt, and amazingly, the fountain in front was never vandalized.” Being part of a historic district also guarantees that Jain’s neighborhood will stay somewhat pristine. She believes buying in a historic neighborhood is like insurance because of the design criteria established by preservation. “You know that the guy next

“The difference between here and New York is that I could buy one building there. Here, I can help transition whole neighborhoods.” to you or across the street from you can’t build a bad building.” When she first began her Miami development strategy, she wasn’t focused on redevelopment. “My first real estate adventure in Miami was around the performing arts center. I spent three years assembling about four city blocks between 2000 and 2003.” She had an idea that the area would be a good alternative for the next urban core because of its proximity to Brickell and downtown Miami. She was one of the first to invest in the area as soon as plans to build what is now the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts were solidified. “Coming from a city like New York and some other big cities, performing arts centers usually drive neighborhoods.” She had her sights set on building three towers and had hired Miami architecture firm Arquitectonica to design the more than 400-unit residential tower. But the nearly five acres she assembled were seized through eminent domain — the Florida Department of Transportation wanted the land to expand Interstate 395. “There were a lot of people building high rises, but not a lot of people taking on already existing urban spaces — whereas in New York City, a lot of people were doing it. The difference between here and New York is that I could buy one building there. Here I can help transition whole neighborhoods by buying multiple buildings.” She continues to buy neighborhoods and hotels. In April, Jain’s Vagabond Group bought the Miami River Inn on the south side of the Miami River, which is in the midst of a development surge. Built in 1906, the Miami River Inn is considered Miami’s longest-operating hotel. She’s also invested in the Little River area of Miami, which has been attracting artists that Jain says have been getting priced out of Wynwood. “There were already 60 artists at the time, so there is nothing contrived. There was already a natural tendency for artists and no businesses want to be in Little River because they were already there; they just needed better space.” Jain and her financial and business partners bought some of the warehouses in the area and “we did adaptive reuse, no different than every other city does — New York, Brooklyn, Boston — and not too dissimilar from Wynwood.” The developer talks about Little River and “creating neighborhoods” in the same breath. “Part of that is having places for people to gather; so one of the first things we look at in a neighborhood is if there is food and beverage or a coffee shop. And if there isn’t, it’s one of the first things we do.” And revitalizing neighborhoods gives the developer a chance to “be part of an experience.” She envisions the Little River area in the future as a neighborhood that is populated with a younger demographic that works in start-up tech firms and other creative-type businesses. Then she rattles off some facts. “Miami is No. 2 in the country for startups. It beat out Silicon Valley and New York. It’s No. 2 behind Austin, Texas. That says a lot; so it’s not just money that’s coming to Miami. The more people that choose to put down roots here, that’s a good deal for all of us.”

Personally invested and self-described as “very hands on,” Jain intends to keep her eye on what else is ripe for revitalization in Miami. She says she has no plans to reach outside of Miami for redevelopment. “I’m a small developer by all standards, but in Miami, I’m part of change. In New York, I can pretend to be, but in Miami I can be.” TM





Space planning and bursts of color in unexpected places are the hallmarks of this Miami Beach oceanfront condo designed by Britto Charrette.

Moody F


Embracing a less is more strategy adds sleekness and simplicity to create a modern luxe look. By Roberta Klein


rom the time modern design jumped across the ocean from Germany and Scandinavia to the United States around the 1930s, it became a stanchion of the period. Until that time, what preceded could be downright depressing. Even in areas as sun-swept as Florida and California — where a room with open windows catching the breeze would have been uplifting — the former design de rigueur of heavy velvet drapes covering windows continued to be revered. Adding further insult, the home’s major social spaces were visually burdened by what appeared as a battalion of repetitive furniture. The visual confusion was amplified by the family’s collections of knick knacks filling every inch of open space. Indeed, by today’s standard, such a confusing approach to design is simply called “clutter.” The International Style of architecture was developed in Europe and the United States in the 1920s and ‘30s, just as modern design inched its way into the realm of taste. It appealed to people young and old, who appreciated furniture with simple

The visual confusion was amplified by the family’s collections of knick knacks filling every inch of open space.


Kevin Gray’s fearless interior designs open up new vistas of space planning in this master bedroom/bathroom/sitting room with its spectacular view of Miami’s skyline.

Hollywood Beach oceanfront sky residence designed by Pepe Calderin uses color to create mood, arced lamps and opaque floor-to-ceiling draperies.

lines, produced in metal and wood that introduced an overall economy of space. Influenced by iconic architect Le Corbusier, for instance, sleek modern architecture helped the cause by having the interiors of a home complement clean-lined exteriors.

Photo BY Barry Grossman

Today, top interior designers continue to embrace uncluttered living environments through modern design. Today, top interior designers continue to embrace uncluttered living environments through modern design. They apply thoughtful utilization of living spaces with respect to ideal proportions, including the definitive placement of furniture — not too much and in all the right places. Not only are their designs fine examples of the modern mode, but many lean toward the minimalistic. However, by no means does “minimalistic” indicate anything slight or small since it is, actually, a respected economy of space. This is design where extreme sparseness and simplicity take the lead. To that end, what is trending nowadays are well-conceived interiors with a more relaxed approach to modern design — which was often accused of looking “too cold” in the past.





Britto Charrette’s living room design embraces linear shapes to create a modernly minimal look.

Pepe Calderin of New York, Naples, and Miami is known for his dramatic designs from as far away as Saudi Arabia. He confides an understanding of why people held on to the heavy, cluttered old look— even though the modern approach made better sense. “People always like what they’re used to,” he declares. “We’ve been taught for years

The beauty of modern and minimalism — from bathroom to other areas throughout the home — is the efficiency that contributes to quality living. to be symmetrical,” he adds as an example. “Everything was symmetrical — a pair of chairs, a pair of doors.” Indeed, but asymmetric arrangements ultimately became popular when designers like Phillipe Starck broke the mold. In an effort to demonstrate that the modern minimalism doesn’t have to appear too cold, Calderin believes infusing color is the way to balance the aesthetic and add necessary character. With that modus operandi, one might expect the 70 TRILLIONAIRE

unexpected from Calderin, and rightly so. He readily admits that he loves red and orange, and there are no restrictions on how he applies them. Red might surface on a single dining room wall in a room with large applications of black. One of his memorable sitting rooms contains an elongated seating wall of white sofas set on an electric-blue, room-sized carpet. Then there’s the unexpected — two red swivel chairs. In a spacious master bedroom with white walls, he has hung a painting of a huge goldfish over the headboard and repeated the bright orange color of the fish merely once. It’s on an orange throw, casually strewn on a round, upholstered love seat to give the room just the right touch of punch — not too much, but enough to liven up his minimalist space. Another way interior designers achieve the slick style is by hiding utilitarian items that can interrupt the minimalist flow — a television set is now embedded into a bathroom mirror, cabinets are recessed, etc. For designer Kevin Gray, paying attention to shapes — rectangular rather than round — is a way to make a minimalist statement. He predicts that we’ll never see a round sink or anything round for that matter, again. They will all be replaced by rectangular-shaped items instead.

He contends that “a round sink in a modern minimalist bathroom would be like driving a 1956 Beetle.” “Everything is toward modern today, especially bathrooms,” says Gray, who has designed penthouses for celebrities and icons — including Wolfgang Joop — along with Joop!’s first United States flagship store on Ocean Drive, a structure dedicated to the minimalist approach. When he bought his own apartment in the exclusive Palm Bay Club condominium in Miami fifteen years ago, he incorporated his penchant for modern and minimalist style in his master bedroom. Confronted by a hallway harboring eight doors, behind which were air conditioning units and his-and-her bathrooms, Gray recalls thinking the arrangement was “ridiculous.” “Where was the actual bathroom in respect to the eight doors?” he questioned. So rather than fitting all the doors into his design, he eliminated most of them and boldly introduced a spa tub with a sound system to the middle of the room. Secreted behind it were the private bathroomusage areas; i.e., commode, shower, bidet. Of course he made certain that the spa tub didn’t block his glorious view of Biscayne Bay.

The beauty of modern and minimalism — from bathroom to other areas throughout the home — is the efficiency that contributes to quality living. In addition to open spaces, designers introduce features such as ambient lighting, which radiates a comfortable level of brightness throughout a home without glare. Then there are small and subtle creative effects that make a difference. According to Gray, one example is vanities. Now hung, instead of touching the floor, one can walk by the vanity without bumping a foot. Another effect in living areas is low-profile furniture, such as consoles that hug the floor. There’s another draw to the modern minimalist style for Calderin and Gray, which is that minimalism can also lean more towards being eco-friendly. For Gray this translates to utilizing porcelain, rather than stone and marble, for his installations. His explanation: “It’s all cutting edge without digging up the world.” Minimalist design’s moody edge, with its adherence to simplicity, reflects an unencumbered environment that epitomizes the classic saying that follows — something comfortable, yet that will stand the test of time. TM



Miami-based Britto Charette Designers applies a repetitive geometric consistency and color introduced via shadowboxes.




Fringe Festivals Two satellite fairs represent what’s on the edge of Art Basel Miami Beach. By Michelle F. Solomon


he 2015 edition of Art Basel in America kicks off in Miami Beach Dec. 3 to 6, but there is more to see beyond the Convention Center walls. While there are many satellite fairs scattered around during Art Week, there are two out of the gate that are worth a closer look for reasons specific to each. Here we talk to one of the curators of Pinta Miami, Roc Laseca, Ph.D., and the artistic director of UNTITLED., Omar López-Chahoud. Both run concurrently to Art Basel with previews on Dec. 2 and openings for the public on Dec. 3 and running through Dec. 6.

Roc Laseca


PINTA’S PURPOSE Last year was the first for PINTA, the modern and contemporary Latin American art show, to pitch its tent (literally) in Miami. After seven years in New York, PINTA New York became PINTA Miami. It was housed on an empty parcel of land owned by The Related Group, headed by developer Jorgé Perez, who sponsored PINTA last year. This year, PINTA teams up with another developer, Moishe Mana, and will be exhibiting in his Mana

Wynwood space. “The new facility will let us construct multiple innovations from PINTA’s last edition,” says Laseca. The curatorial statement issued from PINTA touts the venue, expounding that the setting will “allow for further cultural collaboration as it will be hosting other internationally recognized organizations — including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation with artists such as James Turrel and Ed Ruscha, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and the International Center of Photography (ICP). PINTA Miami used its first-year experience in Miami to improve upon itself. Laseca described a transformation of the art fair’s organizational structure — a strategic movement of Director Diego Costa Peuser and Manager Alexandra Morales. The structure counts on new curators who will “articulate the contents of the fair in a new way... extremely interesting both in terms of research and public visibility.” Peuser founded PINTA NY in 2007 and it was regarded as New York’s first fair dedicated to Latin American modern and contemporary art. When asked about PINTA’s decided move to

“The idea is to bring together a group of works by prominent artists from Ibero-America (Latin America, Spain, and Portugal) — created by well-established artists as well as by the younger generation.”

Miami and its calendar — which makes it, indirectly, a part of Art Basel, Laseca replied: “The context of Art Basel Week lets us grow in an extremely productive way... There is a mood by which everyone suddenly gets interested in contemporary art.” He points out, however, that an institutional effort needs to be made “to extend this interest year-round and dissociate contemporary art to market, so a great amount of (the) general public will be able to approach some excellent events, programs, and exhibitions that take place after or before Art Basel.” This year, PINTA Miami will be presented in sections, which include: PINTA Modern, curated by Osbel Suarez; Pinta Contemporary, curated by the Curatorial Committee; Pinta Photography, curated by Jose Antonio Navarrete and Rodrigo Alonso; and Pinta Drawing, curated by Laseca. We (the team of curators at PINTA) are working to rethink the artistic representation of these regions (Spain, Portugal and Latin America) from a contrasted way that will respect, and, at the same time, go beyond the traditional division between modern and contemporary art. New sections on photography, drawing, and large-

scale projects are about to present the work of both emerging and consolidated voices in a new and fresh way,” said the curator. PINTA Project: Time Sensitive, curated by Jesus Fuenmayor — and one of the art fair’s curatorial projects — presents a series of artistic proposals that explore the incorporation of time in the work of art. In his curatorial statement, Fuenmayor explained: “The idea is to bring together a group of works by prominent artists from Ibero-America (Latin America, Spain, and Portugal) — created by well-established artists as well as by the younger generation, but all of whom take up the question of time, one of the most defining elements in contemporary art’s reception.” Another section, PINTA Forum, organized by Laseca, is made up of a series of talks and panel discussions. “As this is the only international fair devoted to Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese art, our program tends to reinforce the new speculative and reflective conversations among these territories.” He also underscores that the audience is not merely present as spectators during Forum, “but (it) offers the opportunity to debate and confront issues.”

Center: Carla Arocha + Stéphane Schraenen Landscape, 2015 Plexiglas, acrylic paint and stainless steel Dimensions variable. Images by Arocha-Schraenen. Top: Carla Arocha + Stéphane Schraenen Column, 2015 Plexiglas, acrylic paint and stainless steel 300 x 130 x 130 cm. Artist rendering. Opposite page: Fernando García Correa From the series Continuo, 2010 Mineral ink on paper. 28 x 35.5 cm (each). Courtesy of the artist.




UNTITLED tent in Miami

“The tent has been a continued success because it integrates galleries, not-for-profit spaces, and designates areas for the fair’s programming.”


Dialogue and contemporary art co-exist, and Laseca agreed that Forum reiterates how important dialogue is to art. “The main work of contemporary art has to do with discussing, establishing alliances, articulating new ideas, making possible networks and programs — that is dialoguing. Above all, this is a field of processes more than products, and little by little, many art fairs are welcoming initiatives — beyond the conversation series — that transcend commercial purposes.” Laseca finds his role as both coordinator of PINTA Forum and curator of PINTA Drawing satisfying for the simple reason that he gets a chance to, as he says, “articulate, on a larger scale, what is going to be discussed with what is going to be exhibited.” Fifty galleries — from the United States, Latin America, and Europe — participating in PINTA Miami provide a focus in the Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese international art fair that offers a venue and platform for the abstract, concrete, neo-concrete, kinetic, and conceptual art movements. “Collectors, dealers, audiences, curators, museum directors, and of course, artists and cultural producers take part in the fair to share experiences and update agendas and common interests. And the fact that

this fair is in Miami is not accidental. Miami’s artistic scenario offers a crucial time to rethink the possibilities of establishing fruitful connections with those who are continuously getting in and out of the city.” UNTITLED. MAKES A STATEMENT Another relative newbie on the Basel block, ushering in only its fourth edition, is UNTITLED. No doubt, the satellite fair draws attention because of its location directly on the beach in South Beach. Each year, the structure seems to get bigger, capitalizing on its indoor-outdoor experience with a light and airy space that comingles so beautifully with the art. Architecture firm K/R (John Keenen/Terence Riley) will create the structure again this year for Basel and there won’t be many changes from last year. For its third edition, the tent remained on the beach, but was reimagined. What’s certain to become iconic — a pink wedge on one end, which divides the main exhibition space from an area reserved for talks and events. “The tent has been a continued success because it integrates galleries, not-for-profit spaces, and designates areas for the fair’s programming,” says artistic director Omar López-Chahoud.

The artistic director explains that the owner/founder of UNTITLED., Jeff Lawson, conceived the idea. “He worked on it for three years prior to our first edition. It’s a brilliant idea and incorporates the location and natural light to enhance a visitor’s experience.” Last year, 110 international exhibitors from 18 countries were on hand for the curated art fair, which focuses on international galleries and nonprofit art spaces. Its focus is on emerging and midcareer contemporary art, which López-Chahoud says incites a “conversation that emerges between generations, which interests me and our curatorial team.” While the number of galleries that has exhibited each year has doubled since UNTITLED.’s inception, López-Chahoud says that although it is their mission to be an international platform for exhibitions, they remain careful on how they “want the fair to grow.” This year, galleries will represent 30 countries. UNTITLED. is frequently mentioned as one of the not-to-miss satellite art fairs during Basel. “The fair’s mission is to innovate the traditional art fair model, and we have done so with the architecture, the curatorial aspect of the fair, and our programming.” UNTITLED. approaches the process of selection

differently, too, than other art fairs. Rather than the decision being made by a gallery committee, the fair is put together curatorially. “From the beginning we have worked with curators on all aspects of the fair. I think this is what sets us apart,” explains López-Chahoud, who has been the art fair’s curator since its inception in 2012 and was drawn by the appeal of creating something that hadn’t been done before. Once again, although the group has not yet been named, UNTITLED. will incorporate its charity component. Last year’s opening on World AIDS Day saw UNTITLED. dedicating its vernissage to ACRIA, a research and education organization for people with HIV and AIDS with the sale of a special edition of three large-format photographs by Ryan McGinley, who is known for his “Road Trip” photographs where he places nudes within the American landscape. While the pink wedge will certainly be a draw to UNTITLED. this year, there’s more happening both inside and outside the tent. “We offer a serious space for a more in-depth dialogue about art, curation, and of course, a beautiful and pleasant space to enjoy.” TM

Omar López-Chahoud




Before Basel From Berlin to Turin, art fairs in Europe are in full swing.

Vienna Contemporary

BERLIN First stop — Art Berlin Contemporary (Sept. 17 to 20, 2015) or its tiny preferred acronym, abc. Those in the art world were hoping that abc, which began in 2008 as an experimental sculpture show, would ditch its inviteonly policy and open itself up to become an official art fair. Well, here it is. For the first time, abc accepted applications for exhibitors to show in its 2015 edition. Housed at Station Berlin, a 19th century landmark train station, 100 galleries will showcase everything from solo presentations to curated projects, both indoors and outdoors. ARTISTIC ADDITIONS: The city has rallied around its contemporary art fairs — both abc and satellite fair, Positions Berlin — by sponsoring Berlin Art Week. The metropolis, an art haven which served as inspiration for Max Beckmann, Kathe Kollwitz, and Edvard Munch, counts about 5,000 visual artists as residents and is home to 440 galleries. Art is always a reason to visit this cultural center of Germany, but abc and art week make it extra satisfying. Art Berlin


VIENNA Next up, the Vienna Contemporary (Sept. 24 to

27, 2015). In its 11th year and new this year, it sports a name change — it was the Vienna Fair — and a new location — Marx Halle. The venue is art worthy, architecturally speaking. Built at the end of the 19th century by Rudolf Frey, it was the first wrought-iron structure in Vienna. The new name reflects the fair’s desire to become more of an international art fair; whereas previously, it focused on a cross section of Eastern and Southeastern European contemporary art. There’s still dedication to this tract, however, evident in its Focus section. Formerly, the focus countries were Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus (2012), Georgia and Poland (2013), and Azerbaijan (2014). Vienna Contemporary, this year, zooms in on Bulgaria for its Focus, offering a representative selection of contemporary Bulgarian art from private collections and major Bulgarian galleries. ARTISTIC ADDITIONS: Exhibitions specifically conceived for the fair highlight the Reflections section. Geukens & De Vil from Belgium show Sophie Kuijken and Gideon Kiefer — two artists dealing with human identity and existence in a doomed world. Galerija Škuc will present Alban Muja, Jasmina Cibic, and Matej Andraž Vogrinčič — three artists who reflect socio-

cultural contexts of local political situations in sitespecific works. Galerija Photon tracks down the spirit of Dadaism and surrealism in 20th-century photography in Eastern Europe and presents Ladislav Postupa, Stane Jagodič, and Roberto Kusterle. LONDON A little over two weeks to rest, then it’s off to London. There are plenty of reasons to visit Frieze London (Oct. 14 to 17, 2015) in its bespoke, temporary structure in Regent’s Park, but this year we’re making a bee line for one specifically — the second edition of Frieze Live. New last year, the section is dedicated to interactive and performance art. For the 2015 edition, highlights include an “intimate encounter” by Argentinaborn artist Amalia Ulman, who has gained world renown by turning social media into performance art and a historical processional piece by Brazilian artist Tunga. The question is, how do you buy live art? ARTISTIC ADDITIONS: Renowned galleries joining Frieze this year include Cheim & Reid (New York), Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris), and Simon Lee Gallery (London), along with 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries from 30 countries PARIS Luckily, the high-speed Eurostar can get us from London to Paris in just over two hours since there isn’t much downtime between Frieze and FIAC. This is where contemporary art is at its most elegant and sophisticated. Paris and art go together like champagne and brie, so there’s no better time to enjoy one of the oldest contemporary art fairs. This is the 42nd edition of FIAC — Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain; translated, International Contemporary Art Fair (Oct. 22 to 25, 2015) — which takes place in locations across the City of Lights, yet the main attractions are inside the historic Grand Palaise. The additional Hors les Murs program has outdoor works in the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, one of the greatest public gardens in the world. At Jardin des Plantes — Paris’s main botanical garden — and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle —the French National Museum of Natural History — the outdoor exhibitions focus on themes such as nature, biodiversity, and the environment, and for a very specific reason. This year, France is hosting the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, so the artworks will stay on exhibit until mid-December. More outdoor works will be placed near the Seine River along the left bank riverside promenade “les Berges de Seine.” Meanwhile, “monumental” is the word FIAC is using for its outdoor sculptures and installations exhibit on the prestigious Place Vendôme. ARTISTIC ADDITIONS: Of course, with a fair this size, there are a number of satellite fairs to visit — known in art fair lingo as “offs” for off fairs or off sites — rather than the big daddy “official” fairs. Jennifer Flay, FIAC’s general director for the past five years, told the New York Times last year that many of the “offs” didn’t make “the standard;” so FIAC added its own. The second edition of (Off)icielle will be presented at Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, which gives young galleries a chance to showcase their work.

Frieze London

draws mostly Italian collectors, but also international art lovers and curators as well. For the fifth consecutive year, Italy’s top fair for contemporary art takes place in the spectacular Oval Lingotto Fiere, an architecturally innovative pavilion which was used as a skating rink for the Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006. Artissima is known for being on the cutting edge of contemporary art. This year, its Back to the Future section — devoted to rediscovering the artistic avantgarde of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s — focuses on the 1975 to 1985 period. Each year, a prize is awarded by an international jury for its Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future, which chooses the most “remarkable project in the section.” The award is judged on both historical reference of the artist and of booth presentation. ARTISTIC ADDITIONS: To spur the conversation of art, the fair’s Walkie Talkies program features informal dialogues held by experts as they wander through the work. And proving art doesn’t have to be on canvas or sculpture to be fair worthy, last year, Artissima introduced Per4m, which focuses on performance art. TM


-- Michelle F. Solomon

FIAC Paris

ITALY Last on our grand art fair tour is Turin, a little over an hour away by train from Milan and at the feet of the Italian Alps. This is Artissima (Nov. 6 to 8, 2015), which




Living with Art Michele Oka Doner returns to her native Miami Beach to create integrated installations in South of Fifth living spaces. By Michelle F. Solomon

Michele Oka Doner lays bronze palm fronds, part of an installation she’s creating for the new development, One Ocean.

Sculpture and architecture have the same parents. In fact, many times they are twins.” This is artist Michele Oka Doner’s view and the epitome of what, perhaps, has drawn her to two Miami Beach projects where her art will seamlessly integrate into daily living spaces. Oka Doner was commissioned to create site-specific installations for new condominium developments — One Ocean and Louver House — in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. The first project — in the lobby of One Ocean — showcases cast-bronze decoration elements that depict a variety of natural species. In early September, Oka Doner was on-site, installing blue-green terrazzo with inlaid bronze on the lobby floor, then laying the bronze palm fronds dotted with shells and mother of pearl. “The lobby of One Ocean has been reimagined as a palm court,” says the artist, “with embedded bronze fronds moving slowly in mother-of-pearl breezes. This implied oasis will give both visitors to the building and


residents a sense of welcome — a shelter — that is timeless in the human psyche.” It isn’t her first large-scale work for Related Group, who is developing One Ocean. In 2013, Oka Doner created a mosaic-tile wall mural for Related’s Apogee Beach condo tower. Another new project is the Louver House, where the artist was commissioned to craft custom pieces that mesh with the design of the 12-unit boutique property. She’s integrating her artwork into its lobby garden. Her plan is to create bronze sculptural tables and benches that will invite residents to gather among the work. “Early cities were built around communal courtyards,” Oka Doner explains. “There is privacy, yet community.” The artist offers kudos to the architects of Louver for designing with the notion of communal courtyards. “It adds yet another layer to an exceptional configuration — air and light and materiality — so suited to the site. My installation, in the very center, is so well integrated into Louver House.”

Architect Rene Gonzalez describes the project as “designed to be a part of its environment.” Again, this furthers the conversation of sculpture or architecture. “Is the cave a sculpture or architecture? One may ask the same question of the hut, igloo, the mud architecture of the American west and western Africa. Sculpture and architecture move apart, but the base has never weakened, really,” Oka Doner says. Camilo Miguel, Jr., the CEO of Mast Capital and developer of Louver House, calls Oka Doner’s work “functional art.” The 69-year-old Miami Beach native has her art studio in New York, but still maintains a residence in her hometown. Her father, Kenneth Oka, was a judge and mayor in Miami Beach. Her mother, Gertrude, was a pianist. She grew up a few blocks from the ocean. “So for 18 years, I was watching the ocean, or smelling the ocean, or seeing how the light bounced off that huge body of water so close by,” she told Jan Garden Castro in the September 2009 issue of Sculpture magazine. The artist recalled finding carrier shells — shells that collect sea-floor debris and attach it to their surfaces — along with other shells, objects, stones, and minerals that she said began “a lifetime romance.” It is this fascination with the study and observation of South Florida’s landscape that continually shows up in her work. While she has completed numerous public art commissions, some of the most notable are the artin-public-places installations at the Miami International Airport. The public art installation, “A Walk on the Beach” — a half-mile long walkway — has been called a “fundamental part” of the airport and was adopted by Miami as one of the city’s “wonders.” Like the OneOcean lobby installation, Oka Doner used terrazzo for the Beach walkway, then inlaid cast bronze elements scattered with mother of pearl. In a book about the artist, the late architect Morris Lapidus described his glee when the Miami work was unveiled. Because of a bad back — and what he called “declining health” — Lapidus, who designed the Fontainebleau hotel, would always use a wheelchair

to navigate the mammoth Miami airport. “But when the work was unveiled, I was so anxious to see it that I forgot my need for a wheelchair. One look at the beauty of more than a half-mile of Oka Doner’s creation so astounded me that all I wanted to do was to walk along and study it, regardless of my disability. The splendor of this great work wrought a miracle only an artist can understand.” Two other public artworks also use the concourse floors as canvas and are in permanent residence at the airport. The extensions of “A Walk on the Beach” include “The Galaxy” (2008) and “From Seashore to Tropical Garden” (2010). Her fascination with public installation got its start in 1987 when Oka Doner was living in New York. Commissioned by the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority Arts in Transit program, her proposal suggested a “long thruway bathed in an aura of golden light with thousands of small golden tiles, creating a zone of radiance and reflectivity.” Her idea was to give New Yorkers a “moment of reflection, a light to soothe, not only the eye, but the mind of all travelers.” Her first large-scale public installation, titled “Radiant Site,” remains in the Herald Square subway station. It is 165-feet long and features 11,000 goldluster stoneware tiles. Her art isn’t always confined to floors and walls, however. She is also a sculpturist, furniture designer, jewelry designer, and in March, balletgoers will see Oka Doner’s vision for the Miami City Ballet’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The artist has been commissioned by Lourdes Lopez, artistic director of Miami City Ballet, to design the sets and costumes for the George Balanchine ballet, which will be part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Miami City Ballet. “I am happy that my work keeps drawing me back to a place I love — a place that nurtured me and educated me from birth to young adulthood. Miami gave me a vocabulary and a sense of pace, rhythm, and wonder. It opened the door to a lifetime of exploration of the natural world.” TM

TOP: The artist’s first public installation, Radiant Site, is in the Herald Square subway station. ABOVE: The mural the artist created for Related Group’s Apogee Beach condo tower. BELOW: The Louver House residences.




Horse Play

Why Argentina is at the center of the polo universe.

“It is easy to see why there is nowhere in the world that can rival the Latin nation” 80 TRILLIONAIRE


n the world of polo, the global circuit — from Florida in the U.S. in the winter to England in the U.K. for the spring and summer season — is pretty spectacular. But nothing compares to the gear-up that happens in the fall. Harriet Alexander, writing in the London Daily Telegraph, says of Argentina and polo that “it is easy to see why there is nowhere in the world that can rival the Latin nation” when it comes to the sport and its players. As those top scorers begin trickling back to their home country, there’s good reason — Argentina’s Triple Crown, a veritable conclave of the best in polo, is the competition every player wants to win. Eight teams, with 32 of the world’s leading polo players, compete for the coveted Triple Crown trophy. Polo is to Argentina like baseball is to the United States. Like baseball, polo is steeped in tradition. While

it isn’t the most popular sport in Argentina — fútbol is — polo is respected. Argentina boasts some of the best players in the world — 11 of them have a 10-goal handicap, the highest score one can achieve in the sport. Polo was enthusiastically adopted by Argentines after the British began playing it in the country in the 1870s, and its popularity hasn’t diminished even slightly. The Hurlingham Club was founded in 1888, which attributed to many English families emigrating to Argentina. The Tortugas Open is the opening tournament on Monday, Sept. 29. The final at the Tortugas Country Club, a 20-minute drive northwest of Buenos Aires, is Oct. 17. Just three days later, the action moves to the historic Hurlingham Club for the Campeonato Abierto de Hurlingham, which is the world’s longest-standing polo tournament. This is the second round of the

qualifying tournament — Sept. 25 to Oct. 7 — with the final on Nov. 8. The highlight of the Triple Crown is the Argentine Palermo Open (Nov. 21 to Dec. 12), which takes place at Campo Argentino de Polo. Nicknamed the Cathedral of Polo because of its hosting of the finale of the most prestigious polo tournaments in the world, the polo field is in Buenos Aires’ Palermo district, the largest neighborhood in the city. As opening day approaches, those who speculate are picking the Ellerstina team, close behind La Dolfina. Livingpolo.com says it is an important year for Ellerstina as they seek to gain back the title that La Dolfina claimed from them in 2014. One ace in the hole for the Ellerstina team is Pablo “Polito” Pieres, a new member of team Ellerstina for 2015 — he had previously played for Alegria — whose handicap has been raised to 10. The other is one of the top players in the world, who last year was the highest goal scorer in the Triple Crown — Facundo Pieres. Teams competing in the tournaments must have handicaps between 28 and 40 goals. The tournaments, however, are not all about sport. Watchmaker Jaeger Le Coultre hosts an exclusive preparty for invited guests. Last year, a few days before the finals, Jaeger Le Colutre hosted a private reception at Park Hyatt of Buenos Aires. The watchmaker is both the sponsor and official timekeeper of the Palermo Polo Open. The Spirit of Polo Gala at the historic Palacio Duhau was also one of last year’s highlights. Yet, the ultimate “to do” when visiting Argentina for the Triple Crown is to go from spectator to participant.

Luxury travel experts Dehouche have a learn polo program. A former Palermo champion meets would-be players at an estancia in the Pampas, with a tailor-made polo schedule, complete with long lazy asado lunches and late-afternoon practice matches. And at the Argentina Polo Fields, about 35 miles outside of Buenos Aires, there’s Polo Day, which includes authentic Argentinian barbecue, wine tasting, a theory class presented by a polo instructor, and then, the chance to jump on a horse and put polo into practice. When you hear your own first sweet hammer of the ball, you’ll know you’ve arrived. TM

FAR LEFT: Pablo Mac Donough, rides for team La Dolfina in the 2012 Hurlingham Open in Palermo. ABOVE LEFT: Team Ellerstina. ABOVE: Playing at Palermo. BELOW: Facundo Pieres is one of a handful of players in the world to hold the maximum 10-goal handicap.




PRIVATE Panama A hideaway villa gets its inspiration from the exquisite beach houses of Bali. By Michelle F. Solomon


rips to Southeast Asia and influences of the beautiful beach houses of Bali are the muses for Casa Naga, an exquisite villa in Playa Bonita, Panama. This is an exclusive hideaway built by a Panamanian businessman, the son of one of the most prominent Panama developers. Wanting to share the atmosphere and surroundings of his private abode, he’s making the 25,000-square-foot retreat available as a vacation rental. “Anyone can book a hotel room, but luxury is getting into someone’s home, living the true experience, and seeing what they consider luxury,” says Herman Bern, Jr., vice president of Product Development of Bern Hotels & Resorts, who built the residence as his beach getaway-from-life in idyllic, yet hectic, Panama City. “The vision came from a pleasure trip to Bali in 2010. When I went and looked at the homes there, I thought that the setting felt familiar.” Bern says he has grabbed escape time at the hideaway since its completion last January, but when he’s traveling or residing at his main residence, he wants the property to be enjoyed. Perched on a cliff at the edge of a rainforest — with the Pacific Ocean as its central focus — the seven-suite villa, Casa Naga, translates from Indonesian into “Dragon House.” Interior designer James Derry says the atmosphere of the villa is a “bit more glamorous and sophisticated than a rambling country house. The space is created for those who appreciate elegance,” says the English designer, who says he “went for a look that had much texture, but not too much color.”


Wide open spaces are a signature with exquisite 50-foot ceilings. “I wanted there to be a ‘wow’ factor — for it to be an experience — so we went for these extremely high ceilings,” says Bern. Derry admits the ceilings were a bit of a challenge. “I had to make sure each individual area felt comfortable. With these high ceilings, it could be easy to feel like you’re lost.” Derry’s use of indirect lighting was a way to make the environment softer and cozier. The home fits into its natural surroundings, blurring the line where the villa ends and the grounds around it begin. Ocean breezes waft through the open space of the house. “It’s what we wanted to capture,” says Derry. Nature doesn’t just enter the house from the outside; the walls and floors don’t fight nature — they surrender to it. “The idea behind the house was for it to be eco-friendly and to use as many natural products from Panama as possible,” according to Bern. Panamanian artisans did much of the detail work, including floor carvings in the home’s main room. “I wanted to get away from the white, modern steel and create a look that emphasized stone and wood,” he says. Most striking is the use of a special type of wood. An antique, hand-carved wooden chair is more comfortable than it looks; it is carved from Cumaru, a rare local wood reclaimed from Lake Bayano, buried there when the original canal of Panama was created. In 1913, when President Theodore Roosevelt dammed the Chagres River in Panama, an old-growth jungle flooded.

Now, more than 100 years later, the Canal Cumaru — a teak wood — is being harvested. It was important for Bern to use this specific wood at Casa Naga. “I wanted to have what was available in Panama -- the local, natural elements.” The underwater jungle remains, and the fresh water has actually preserved the wood instead of rotting it. Logs that are brought up from being submerged are petrified, which has made the wood hard and impenetrable. The wood is the focal point on floors and walls. Forestgreen marble and black stone, accented by sand-toned fossil rock and porcelain tiling, balance the richness of the Cumaru. A massive front door, created locally and crafted from steel and brass, is made to represent the gates of the locks of the Panama Canal. Through the front entry way, indoor water landscapes maintain the flow. On the other end of the expansive main living area, steps descend to a semi-Olympic infinity pool that appears as if it extends right into the Pacific. Inside, the villa is a travelogue of Bern’s trips abroad and an homage to his native Panama — from items from his private collection and others bought as new acquisitions to complement the home. A solid brass Burmese bell from Myanmar welcomes guests as they ascend the grassy walkway that leads to the villa. Four antique Thai chofas, hornlike structures that resemble birds, are made of gold and displayed on a multilevel base at the center of the villa’s hanging octagonal staircase. A large temple gong from a trip to Thailand invites anyone who enters to pick up the mallet and strike so that the sound reverberates through the expansive structure. “The pieces are a mixture of rare finds from Asia, Africa, and South America,” says Derry. The contemporary mixes with the antique. A modern show kitchen, Bern says, was purposefully created to encourage guests to interact with whomever is cooking — whether it is one of the property’s top chefs or when the homeowner is hosting private guests. A double opium bed in the living room invites lounging. Individual rooms are decorated with more acquired pieces. In one of the upstairs suites, a pair of antique, hand-carved doors from Jaipur, India, have been turned on their sides and converted into a headboard. These are combined with a carved mirror that was found in Rajasthan. The master suite, at a sprawling 1,500 feet, features a private plunge pool, indoor garden, and a Water Temple, a large open-ceiling shower at the center of the room, which continues the water theme that’s evident throughout the house. “There are some elements of Casa Naga that make you feel as if you’re in a boutique hotel,” says Bern, who confides that even when he arrives, someone greets him with a fresh

towel and a cocktail. “I want to make sure that I feel as if I’m on retreat as well.” Casa Naga stands as a contemporary companion to his parents’ holiday home, Villa Bonita, the 20-bedroom escape only a stone’s throw away. Villa Bonita has hosted many VIP guests — most notably, President Barack Obama, his family, and his staff during the 2015 Summit of the Americas. The larger villa provides access to a helipad for both properties. More traditional in its stylings, Villa Bonita is also available for vacation rental. “While the villas were created as private properties, they were created with a hospitality point of view,” says Bern. Guests staying at Casa Naga or Villa Bonita have access to the private Pearl Club at the Westin Playa Bonita, one of the Bern family’s hotel properties. Should there not be enough to accommodate you at Casa Naga, the private beach club — just a few minutes away — includes a private restaurant with poolside service, two swimming pools connected by a double waterfall, a game room, and private beach access. Meanwhile, guests of the villas can book tours of Panama through the Westin’s tour operator, Gamboa Tours, for a visit to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and a must-see on a visit to Panama. Both villas and the Westin are only 20 minutes away from downtown Panama City. “Casa Naga is a haven to get away, but there’s also so much to do in Panama,” says Bern. Casa Naga is available with a four-night-minimum stay for $12,000, plus tax. There’s an additional charge of $1,500 a night for use of the master suite. Daily breakfast with private chef and house staff is included in the daily charges, but other meals and beverages cost extra. New Year’s rate is a seven-night minimum at $35,000 per week. With master suite, rental is $50,000 for the week. TM

The home fits into its natural surroundings, blurring the line where the villa ends and the grounds around it begin.



thierry’s tidbits.

Saikyo Miso-Marinated Sea Bass Flavorful marinade, both sweet and savory, brings out the flavor of fish. by Thierry Isambert


his simple recipe, using a Japanese inspired marinade, enhances the delicate flavors of Chilean sea bass to create the perfect dinner party dish.

Chef Thierry Isambert From the Champagne region of France, Thierry Isambert of Thierry’s Catering and Event Design received his training from L’ École Hôtelière Poligny and was awarded the prestigious “Mérite de Agricole” medal from the Ministry of France.

2 cups beet juice 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Preparation Take all ingredients and combine in small saucepan; cook on medium heat. Stir constantly with rubber spatula to prevent scorching. Reduce until consistency of a thick glaze. Remove from heat and allow to chill. For plating, apply to dish with clean pastry brush, creating a “lacquer” look.

Serves 4

a non-reactive dish or bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Leave in refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.

4 tablespoons white miso paste 2 tablespoons sugar 4 pieces Chilean sea bass, about 1/2 pound each Preparation

When ready to cook the fish, preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly wipe off any excess miso clinging to the filets, but do not rinse. In an oven-proof skillet, apply a small amount of oil or non-stick cooking spray to pan. Place fish in pan and bake in oven for five to 10 minutes, until fish is opaque and flakes easily. Fish should show beautiful caramelization on edges.

In a small bowl, whisk together the miso with the sugar, soy, mirin, and saké. Once well incorporated, reserve to marinate fish.

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Coat sea bass with the miso marinade and place in

1/2 cup orange juice


1 bunch broccolini, blanched 2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/4 cup saké 1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese wine)

Wok Seared Ginger Garlic Broccolini

2 teaspoons minced fresh peeled ginger 1 teaspoon sesame oil Preparation Heat a large sauté pan or wok on medium until warm. Add sesame oil and wait until oil starts to reach smoking point. At that time, add broccolini and continuing to toss in pan to avoid burning. Once broccolini is tender and hot, add garlic and ginger. Toss again in pan for 30 seconds more. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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Autumn Delights Sommeliers share their favorite fall dishes paired with perfect wines. by Virginia Philip


on’t you just love autumn? The golden hues and red colors of leaves, cooler temperatures, and fresh fall air give much anticipated relief from the hot summer days. (While we certainly don’t experience a golden shift of colors in Florida, that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend we do!) So what does one drink during this time? Possibly it will be a wine that evokes memories of a time, place, or event. It may be a dinner with a close friend or someone special. Florida sommeliers offer their own favorite fall dishes paired with seasonal favorites. Sommelier: Mariya Kovacheva, Café Boulud, Palm Beach Hometown: Chirpan, Bulgaria Dish: Egg yolk raviolo with white truffles Wine: Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco, Camp Gros Martinenga, Piemonte, Italy, 2001 Why: White truffles are one of my most expected gifts of autumn. They have a short season — from September to December — and are a real treat for fall. I recommend them with a simple, but bursting-with-flavor, dish — egg yolk raviolo — so it can stand up to the intense aromas of the white truffles. Additional Thoughts: Correspondingly, some of the best wines to match that pairing come from a place where white truffles are found — Piedmont, Italy. The vineyards around the communes of Barolo and Barbaresco produce some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Those wines possess aromas, flavors, and intensity that make them a great partner for white truffle dishes. One of my preferred choices is the Marchesy di Gresy Barbaresco, Camp Gros Martinenga. Intensely perfumed and truly ethereal, it never disappoints. Sommelier: Richard Paladino, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy Hometown: Long Island, New York Dish: Wild mushroom ravioli topped with duck confit, toasted pine nuts, pancetta-braised baby kale with a sage brown-butter sauce Wine: Icardi Suri Di Mu, Babera D’Alba, Piedmont, Italy, 2012


Why: The plump red-berry fruits balance out the seductive richness of the duck confit and pancetta greens. The rustic notes on this wine will coincide perfectly with the earthiness of the wild mushrooms and the sage brown butter. Sommelier: Juan Gomez, Master Sommelier, The Breakers Hometown: Campeche, Mexico Dish: Tomato and huitlacoche cream served with chorizo A perfect dish for the season uses classic ingredients of Mexican cuisine, including flavorful chorizo sausage and huitlacoche, which is a delicacy known as a Mexican “truffle.” Wine: Muga Selección Especial Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2010 Why: The ripe and black fruit of this Tempranillobased wine complements the creamy consistency of the dish, while its toasted-oak aroma accentuates the smokiness of the chorizo. It is followed by the savory flavors of the huitlacoche and harmonizes perfectly with the earthy finish of the wine. Sommelier: Levin Glane, Buccan, Palm Beach Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan Dish: Turkey with all the fixings for Thanksgiving (When I think about fall, I always think about Thanksgiving.) Wine: Ravines Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, 2013 Why: The mineral content in the wine has enough acid to cut through an overcooked turkey on Thanksgiving. After all, someone always seems to overcook the turkey! Sommelier: Hakan Balkuvvar, The Setai, Miami Beach Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Dish: One of my favorite Turkish dishes and wine pairings is “Sultan’s Delight” — Hünkar

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Sommelier at The Breakers in Palm Beach • Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy, West Palm Beach • 2012 James Beard Award Nominee Begendi — braised lamb stew served on a bed of creamy, roasted-eggplant purée. I have heard two different stories surrounding the name of this dish, Hünkar Beğendi, which literately translates as “the Sultan liked it.” The first one is that the dish was created for Sultan Murad IV (1612-1640) and he obviously liked it. Where the dish was created — in the palace kitchens or in the kitchen of a moderate house in which Murad IV spent a night on his way back from a hunting trip — is not clear. The second rumor is that the same dish was served for Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, in Sultan Abdülaziz’s Beylerbeyi Palace in 1869, and she liked it so much that Abdülaziz promised her to ask his chef to give the Empress’s cook the recipe. The rumor goes that Abdülaziz’s chef was reluctant to share his recipe. Wine Pairing: Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro Naousso, Peloponnese, Greece, 2013 Why: Xinomavro is the star grape on Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula. Its many viticultural attributes perfectly define the premium Naousso region. Xinomavro is seen as a bold version of Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, but with more natural acidity and somewhat potent tannins. However, younggun winegrower Apostolos Thymiopoulos uses delicate fruit from his newest vines to make this fresh, bright, blueberryflavored gem. This lamb stew is relatively straightforward with a slow-cooking technique helping to break down the density of its protein and amalgamate the onions, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh and dried herbs. It’s the creamy eggplant purée that adds “grunt” to the dish, which this juicy Xinomavro more than comfortably accommodates. The next time you have an opportunity, stop by and say hello to these wonderful sommeliers. While the dishes presented may not be available, the wines will be! TM




Mega Monaco

Superyachts get ready for their big debuts and it’s a pleasure parade not to be missed.


ot that we need an excuse to travel to Monaco this time of year — or any time of year, for that matter — but the Monaco Yacht Show definitely gives us reason to visit the principality. Forty new launches are unveiled in a world premiere each year. The largest megayacht event gets bigger every year, and here, size does matter. For the September event (Sept. 23-26), the Monaco Yacht Show is delivering its largest ever event on the Port Hercules waterfront. Show organizers are crediting this to year-long events that promoted Monaco as a destination to those in Shanghai and Beijing — such as Monaco Week in those cities this past June and China Night in Monaco. The intention was to create relationships with the burgeoning superyacht owners in the Far East. In an effort to promote even more exclusivity, this year is the first time for Monaco Yacht Show’s Sapphire Experience, a limited edition series of 100 special invites reserved for the most illustrious clients visiting the show. Have you received your Sapphire pack? The LE includes exclusive boarding of many of the superyachts, lunch, Feadship M/Y Kiss


and champagne at the Upper Deck Lounge — the spectacularly designed Paola Lenti VIP area that features Baccarat and Viennese fine silver by Winer Silber. Most notably, the Sapphire Experience offers a special invitation to the private MYS Gala Inaugural Party. Yet, the real stars of the show are the megayachts. This year’s Trillionaire ones to watch — many making their world debuts — are no exception. Feadship’s M/Y Kiss and Moon Sand Kiss’s interiors is one of the most striking. The owner of the 152-foot (46.40-metre) motoryacht, Kiss, requested a master suite with a stateroom penthouse that boasts incredible views. The yacht’s aluminum-plated sun roof retracts to let in more light. A spa tub invites relaxation on the sun deck. An unusual request by the owner, which makes the yacht a stand out, is its metallic paint exterior — black metallic hull with a red stripe at the waterline. Moon Sand’s owners worked closely throughout the design and construction of the 145-foot superyacht, which was unveiled in April. Three key elements were integral: light, space, and freedom of choice in recreation. Large windows in the bridge deck lounge, main lounge, dining area, and forward owner’s stateroom create the light. The placement of the stairs, moved as far starboard as possible, were an effort to maximize space, as was a spacious sun deck that was designed as a pleasant area to enjoy breakfast with the option to change the space into an entertaining area. For recreation, the swimming pool features an ingenious lifting floor system, which lowers down to provide a desired pool depth. Lowered halfway, the pool becomes a shallow kids’ pool. For ocean play, there are water toys aboard, including a jet bike, paddle boards, kayaks, and a dive compressor.


Lürssen Solandge

CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL, Sept. 8 to 13, 2015 Each year in September, the Cannes Yachting Festival welcomes the main players in the world of yachting. Exhibitors, visitors, owners and

future buyers come together to explore the two ports of the French Riviera: Le Vieux Port and The Port Pierre Canto.

Moon Sand is considered one of the most specified ever in its class. Lürssen Solandge The 279-foot (85.1-metre) Solandge is one of the world’s most talked-about superyachts and the largest at the Monaco show. Six decks provide space for up to 16 guests in eight cabins. While not an unveiling per se, Solandge was such a smash at last year’s yacht show — winning the 2014 La Belle Classe Superyachts Award and Benetti 11/11

can accommodate. This superyacht has two comfortable owner’s cabins, one on the main deck and a second on the upper deck with private access to the pool and solarium deck. Four guest cabins are on the lower deck. Silveryachts’ Silver Fast Silveryachts calls its fleet aerodynamic, eco fuel-efficient yachts that represent the future of sailing. Its new Silver Fast joins the fleet as the fastest, long-range cruising yacht and is most notable for its sleek appearance and sexy exterior lines. But what really is the selling point for Silver Fast is its excellent fuel efficiency, ocean-crossing ranges, and fast speeds. Silver Fast is anticipated to be able to cruise from Australia to Europe, for instance, in 21 days — without stopping once to refuel. The 252-foot (77-metre) aluminum-built Silver Fast accommodates 16 guests. The owner’s suite has nearly an entire deck to itself. Its apartment-style configuration features a lounge and private outdoor living area with 3 double, VIP guest suites on deck. Four guest staterooms are belowdecks. A customized sauna and eight-person spa tub lend to the relaxing amenities found on board. There’s also a “winter garden” area, which is glass enclosed and air conditioned for all year, allweather use, with enough seating for 20. TM

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONA L BOAT SHOW, Nov. 5 to 9, 2015 The 56th year for the boat show, which takes place in the Yachting Capital of America, covers seven locations and over three million square feet of space and bills itself as the world’s largest in-water international boat show.

Silveryacht Silver Fast

Best Exterior at the show — that its return was most requested. The ultimate relaxation and party boat, the deck is a sun bather’s delight by day, but at night, transforms into an outdoor cinema or party venue. It has a DJ booth, karaoke and lighting system, and a Jacuzzi that converts into a floating dance floor. Hidden away in the tank deck is an atmospheric, state-ofthe-art cinema and 500-bottle wine cellar. A nine-person elevator swiftly takes guests from tank deck to bridge deck. Benetti 11/11 At 207 feet (63 metres), 11/11 attracts attention with 46 underwater lights. And when there are those of equal stature on board, the 11/11






Power Play

Aston Martin set to unveil its “gran turismo” leisure powerboat at Monaco.


otential owners of the new Aston Martin powerboats, which get their official presentation in September at the Monaco Yacht Show, have been getting news of the revolutionary new series of stunning speedboats on a strictly one-to-one basis ever since the British carmaker revealed its plans in May. But that’s all starting to change. Quintessence Yachts and Aston Martin Dubai gathered invited guests at the Armani Hotel in Dubai in June to talk more in-depth about the new AM37. This is a powerboat for a modern James Bond. The first model will be the AM37, which is expected to have a maximum speed of 50 knots or 58 m.p.h., while the sportier AM37 S is expected to reach 60 knots (68 m.p.h.). “We need to open our world to water,” according to Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman. Making quite an impression was the powerboat’s unique sliding deck, which allows owners to completely cover the cockpit of the


boat at the end of their day out on the water, protecting it from the elements and any intruders. The deck consists of three carbon panels which can be operated by the electronic command of the AM37 key. With a simple click of a key, owners can close their boats and leave them ready for the next ride. There are more onboard technologies that wowed the discerning crowd. The boat’s air conditioning, refrigerator, and espresso machine can be started by remote while still at home or driving to the marina. The AM37 also features integrated navigation, control monitor, and entertainment systems. The user interface of the multimedia and entertainment system is installed in the 15-inch HD touchscreen on the dashboard, which guests can also use. Owners will have their own dedicated displays for monitoring engine status and navigation. Staying true to its heritage, Aston Martin announced the boats will be made in Southampton in the south of England. Quintessence Yachts is a Dutch manufacturer. TM

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King of the Road


or Christian von Koenigsegg, the dream of producing a world-class supercar began in 1994, with the formation of his company named after him. After years of research and prototype development, he trotted out his first street-legal production car for delivery in 2002. By 2005, Koenigsegg broke a Guinness World Record when his fastest production car attained 241.63 mph at the Nardo Ring, a high-speed test track in Italy. The cars, adorned with the Koenigsegg badge,

went from supercar to hypercar status. His latest, the Koenigsegg Regera, which was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show, rightly deserves its own moniker — megacar. The automaker calls it a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde because of its combination of power, responsiveness, and the luxury to compete in that class. Regera is the Swedish transitive verb “to reign” — a proper name, indeed, for the car because of the Regera’s capability to crush world record speed records with an incomparable combination of power, performance, and luxury. Despite the featured hybrid motors and luxury accessories, the Regera is relatively lightweight and will set the newest records for being the fastest accelerating, fastest top speed, and most powerful production car ever — bar none. Although the new Regera may look like a restyled Koenigsegg Agera model, don’t be fooled. 92 TRILLIONAIRE

This new two-seater with a removable hardtop has plenty of its own bravado to display. In front, the aerodynamically deeper splitter diverts the air for better road holding and less drag. Daytime running lights feature scattered LED lights — patterned to give a constellation effect from a distance — which not only leads to better visibility, but adds a special character to the front of the car. From the side view, the Regera retains Koenigsegg’s trademarked doors, which open in a dramatic scissor-like fashion, making a statement — as if the car already doesn’t do so in many other ways — at the arrival to your destination. As Koenigsegg, himself, demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show, the foldable rear wing — top-mounted and hydraulically active — is intended to open at speed, working in concert with the brush-stroke shaped front winglets and side splitters for stability. Another reason to fully fold down the wing is more for appearance. Since the Regera is more luxury oriented, folding down the wing heightens the car’s elegance. Inside, the chassis tub is crafted of carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb — comparable to that used in aerospace travel. The fuel tank and battery storage are centrally integrated for optimal chassis balance and safety concerns, and the whole package weighs in at only 165 pounds, keeping things lightweight. The synergy of lightweight and precision-made components is what makes Regera hold the road at record land speeds, for which it was intended. Breaking with the traditional Koenigsegg design of one large, central exhaust outlet, the Regera features two exhaust outlets with fishtail shapes. This feature has not been seen since the 1950s. The wheels are Koenigsegg’s patented, ultra-lightweight, hollow, carbon-fiber design — mounted in racing fashion with one center nut. The Koenigsegg Regera is a hybrid of sorts that features both a gasoline engine and three battery-electric motors, which provide the necessary power to set land speed records. Three

The 2016 Koenigsegg Regera reigns as a megacar supreme. By Richard Kollins

YASA-supplied electric motors are powered by a liquid-cooled battery pack, which is recharged by either the gasoline engine or by a built-in EV plug-in charger. The gasoline engine is a 5.0L V8 with four valves per cylinder and double overhead camshafts architecture with twin turbochargers putting out an astounding 1,100 hp. The lightweight carbonfiber intake manifold is designed to optimize air and fuel mixture into the engine, enhancing the power output. There are so many firsts with Regera, but another is that it is the first car in the world — according to its manufacturer — that operates all bodily closures completely automatically from a remote or smartphone. Koenigsegg calls Regera the first fully robotized car. When it’s completely actualized, the car looks like something out of a Transformers movie. The interior of the Regera is best described as “executive boardroom.” The clean, minimalistic design engulfs you in Alcantara leather, carbon fiber, and machined aluminum. There’s a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Wi-Fi connectivity. Adjustable foot pedals and an adjustable steering column, plus memory-foam seating, puts the driver in control. Koenigsegg has limited production to 80 – “a number that symbolizes the principle of domination, control and achievement in Pythagorean Numerology,” the company says. With an estimated price tag of almost $2 million, the Regera is worth every penny. TM

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On the Rise

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Notable guests celebrated the concrete pour of Zaha Hadid Architects first tower in the Western Hemisphere, One Thousand Museum, on Miami’s Biscayne Boulevard. Zaha Hadid envisions its residences as contemporary sculpture. Guests enjoyed bites and cocktails by Petit Pois Catering while watching the pour on large screens broadcasting the live scene via drone cameras. For the structure, 4,800 pieces are being shipped from Dubai for assemblage.

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fanFare Project Gallery: Bik Van der Pol August 13 - Feb 21 • Perez Art Museum • pamm.org Commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami, Speechless is a collaborative work of Rotterdam-based artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol. The artists transform the Papper Family Gallery into an aviary for parrots who will be encouraged to learn words and phrases. Tango Lovers September 17 • The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater • fillmoremb.com Tango Lovers, inspired by the beats of big cities, features an award-winning cast with worldclass dancers, accompanied by the rhythms of an orchestra with members from symphonic and philharmonic ensembles.

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Miami Fashion Film Festival September 17 - 19 • Miami Beach Cinematheque • miafff.com Adding to Miami’s art and cultural offerings, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers who creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion — both locally and internationally. Offering a close and colorful look at the creative and fast-paced world of the fashion industry, screenings include documentaries, designer-brand and experimental shorts, fashion-in-film classics, as well as the style-filled movies that have inspired our love of fashion. 69th Miami International Orchid Show October 9 - 11 • Bank United Center, University of Miami • sforchid.com Presented by the South Florida Orchid Society, the show features more than 500,000 rare and exotic blooms from nearly 200 professional and amateur growers and orchid aficionados. Jeweler’s International Showcase October 15 - 18 • Miami Beach Convention Center • jisshow.com The jewelry trade can expect to experience a new facet of the famous JIS Show in Miami Beach. In conjunction with the current four-day jewelry buying event that already hosts an impressive 1,200 booths, JIS has announced additions this year, including the Plumb Club — which will showcase inventories of Latin America and the Caribbean — and the launch of LUXURY Miami — featuring 60 of the finest jewelry brands, manufacturers, and designers in the jewelry industry, hosted in a luxury environment.

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Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz Orchestra October 16 • South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center • smdcac.org The hottest jazz orchestra of Russia and one of the best in the world, sixteen jazz musicians perform Big Band hits with the group that has frequently toured Russia, Europe, and the


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USA — appearing at the world’s most prestigious jazz venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, “Birdland,” and others. Jerry Seinfeld LIVE! October 16 - 17 • Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts • kravis.org Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he helped to mastermind one of the most successful comedy series in the history of television. His stand-up comedy showcases comic observations on contemporary life. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club October 22 • The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts • arshtcenter.org Grammy award-winning Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, ambassadors of Cuban music, have been touring the globe since 1997. The group is on their Adios tour, which has wowed audiences from London to San Francisco. The group is credited with starting an explosion of interest in traditional Cuban music.

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Miami City Ballet presents Swan Lake October 23 - 25 • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts • November 7 - 8 • Broward Center for the Performing Arts • miamicityballet.org Program One opens the season with Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s one-act version of the most famous of all ballets, set to Tchaikovsky’s most dramatic and evocative score. The program also features the return of the audience favorite Viscera, created as a commissioned work in 2012 for MCB by Liam Scarlett, widely considered to be England’s most promising new choreographer. Fancy Free, Jerome Robbins’ and Leonard Bernstein’s breakthrough World War II ballet, is the story of three sailors making the most of their 24-hour shore leave in New York City, and the basis for the hit musical On The Town. Wine on Harvest Moon October 24 • Deering Estate at Cutler Bay • deeringestate.org Fall wine-tasting event overlooking Biscayne Bay celebrates America’s fine wines and exceptional cuisine prepared by top local chefs. Musical performances, art exhibit, and an auction complete the under-the-moon experience. New World Symphony: Pinchas Zukerman plays Beethoven October 24 • The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts • arshtcenter.org This concert is part of the New World Symphony’s Adrienne Arsht Center Series. Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and NWS Fellows welcome world-renowned guest artists for a series of star-studded orchestral evenings. Taylor Swift: 1989 World Tour October 27 • American Airlines Arena • aaarena.com Taylor Swift plays nearly the entire “1989” album during the two-hour concert that kicked off in Japan in May. Her Nashville roots are long gone — as are the majority of famous hits from her first albums — though she does promise some of the hits, including “Love Story” (the third-highest selling digital country song of all time), “Enchanted,” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

Miami City Ballet “Swan Lake”

social scene. Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 5 - 9 • showmanagement.com Fort Lauderdale, considered the “Yachting Capital of the World,” hosts the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with extensive exhibits on land and on water that range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. Covering seven locations and over 3 million square feet of space, dedicated show venues are on the Intercoastal Waterway North, on A1A from Seabreeze Boulevard north to Las Olas Boulevard, and Intercoastal Waterway South on 17th Street Causeway from Eisenhower Boulevard. Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival November 6 - 22 • Cinema Paradiso - Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood • filff.com Celebrating its 30th annual festival in 2015, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) presents American independent and studio films, international films, special tributes, and seminars — and introduces industry leaders to South Florida audiences. At least 40 countries will be represented at the festival. Considered one of the most important regional film festivals in the U.S., the festival’s commitment to first-time filmmakers and innovative programming has made it known in the film industry as the perfect test market for filmmakers. 45th Annual South Florida International Auto Show November 6 - 15 • Miami Beach Convention Center • sfliautoshow.com The signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Topless in Miami’s display of convertible cars and Havana classics, a spin-off of Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the ‘50s. Plus, Ride and Drive events, including Camp Jeep, will also take to the streets of Convention Center Drive. The Barber of Seville

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JASON of BEVERLY HILLS Jason Arasheben, founder of Jason of Beverly Hills, hosted an exclusive shopping experience with Lisa Hochstein at the luxury brand’s new boutique in the Miami Design District. Recently celebrating the arrival of her own child, the Real Housewife of Miami partnered with the renowned jeweler for a cause very near to her heart, RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association, with a percentage of proceeds from the evening being donated to the charity.

Ballet Austin - LIGHT / The Holocaust & Humanity Project November 7 • Kravis Center • kravis.org LIGHT / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is a full-length contemporary ballet and Holocaust-education partnership that promotes the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. Since its world premiere in Austin, Texas, in 2005, Light has traveled throughout the U.S., including a stop in 2012 in Miami. The Barber of Seville Florida Grand Opera November 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts • arshtcenter.org Il barbiere di Siviglia, or The Barber of Seville, is considered one of the greatest comic operas ever composed. In fact, Beethoven said it would be played as long as Italian opera exists. The opera traces the adventures of handsome young Count Almaviva as he spots the lovely Rosina and courts her, in spite of her jealous guardian’s attempts to thwart him. Of course, he would never have succeeded without help from that crafty Figaro, who is more than just a barber.

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Ford EcoBoost 400 November 22 • Homestead Miami Speedway • homesteadmiamispeedway.com The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is contested over 267 laps, 400.5 miles. The Chase for the Sprint Cup comes to its conclusion at the Homestead Miami Speedway and the Ford EcoBoost 400.

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last word.


TO CAPRI Jonathan Adler escapes to the idyllic island that’s become his go-to getaway.

If you’ve visited Capri a thousand times, in-demand designer, potter, and author Jonathan Adler will make you see the Italian CAPRI island in a whole different way. “Whenever I think about travelling anywhere else on vacation, I always think, ‘I could be in Italy. And if I could be in Italy, I could be in Capri.’ “ The island, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is idyllic, and the allure that draws Adler to it annually is what he says is a “1960s jet-set spirit that’s alive in all of its colorful glamour.” With abodes in Manhattan, Shelter Island in the Hamptons, and Palm Beach, Adler says Capri is a can’t-miss “annual sojourn” for him and husband, Simon Doonan — creative ambassador-at-large for Barney’s. On their most recent trip, the couple was joined by fashion designer Trina Turk and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow. The five-star Hotel La Scalinatella provided the home base for the crew. “There’s nothing like a sundrenched hike (Adler calls the hiking in Capri ‘rad’), followed by a dive in the Scalinatella’s chilled pool. It’s so refreshing — it’s like cold lemonade for your soul.” In fact, Adler created a range of furniture — coffee and dining tables — called Scalinatella, crafted from brass with marble tops. He’s not sure why he picked Capri when queried Hotel l a scal inatel about how he chose the Naples coastal town as a recurring la travel destination. “I can’t remember — maybe Capri chose me.” Adler also suggests nature holidays. “The older I get, the less I want to go to cities.” Tokyo, he says, is the exception because of its “futuristic magic.” He also suggests the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur and the Amangiri in Utah. So when packing up to jet off to the jetsetter’s hideaway or anywhere else, what are Adler’s must-have’s?

“I have the musical taste of a 13-year-old girl. Whatever’s the No. 1 song on the radio is my favorite song, and whatever is the No. 2 song is my second favorite.”

“I live for paddleboarding. I have a few boards from Laird Hamilton that I like.”

“I’ve been wearing Lacoste polos my whole life, so I’m not going to stop anytime soon.”

“ I always have a Kindle stocked with beaucoup titles, including the entire oeuvre of my hubby Simon. He’s a brilliant writer and hilarious. If you don’t laugh while you read his books, you’re incapable of laughing.”

“Footwear is red, white, and blue Rivera slip-ons. If it’s a winter destination, it’s a pair of chunky-soled brogues from Trickers that I buy at Grahame Fowler’s jewel-box of a store in the West Village.” 98 TRILLIONAIRE

“Swimming in Capri brings out a Mr. Turk swimsuit. You should always have a little bit of Palm Springs in your summer, wherever you are.”

L.L. Bean Hunter’s Tote Bag and Tumi Jonathan Adler Vapor, both carry-ons: “I’m strictly a carry-on traveler. The tote gets shoved under the seat, and the hardsided bag from the Tumi collaboration — it’s been around the world with me. I love it.”

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