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FIRST LOOK Mizner Park, The Society of the Four Arts, Morikami Gardens, Norton Museum of Art, FAT Village and other destinations worth exploring.

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THE CULINARY GOLD STANDARD Foodies will love these Palm Beach eateries, where chefs continue to provide culinary excellence and innovation for hungry gourmands. BY SARA LISS AND ERICA CORSANO

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THE OLD WAREHOUSE The Grandview Public Market provides a fresh take on the farm-to-table fad, located in the newly developed District neighborhood. BY KRYSTIAN VON SPEIDEL

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FLORIE’S FLORIDA Q & A with chef Mauro Colagreco on his first restaurant opening in the United States—Palm Beach to be exact. BY TERRY ZARIKIAN

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ALL ABOUT TOWN Get the lay of the land with our roundup of some of the top neighborhoods where locals live, work and play.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE From fresh seafood to prime cuts of steak, there’s a venue ready for those who wish to indulge and partake in a culinary adventure.

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MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS From top art museums and performing arts centers to stunning gardens and natural wonders, the area’s arts and entertainment scene is not to be missed.

SHOPPING The area’s major retail destinations, plus selected boutiques, consignment shops and more.

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PARTING SHOT The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington provides equine lovers a destination to enjoy the sport of polo at its finest.

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Terry Zarikian

Florie’s Florida, page 20 The Miami-based culinary professional, a force in the industry and well known from his years involved with the Mobil 5-star Grand Bay Hotel and REGINE’S, also serves as the director of product development for China Grill Management properties worldwide. Zarikian has been recognized for his strong hand in the development of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival under festival director and founder, Lee Brian Schrager. Today, Zarikian is the festival’s culinary advisor. This culinary dynamo is also the food editor at Selecta magazine, the director of new business development at Rockaway PR, and a contributor at American Airline’s Celebrated Living magazine.

Sara Liss

The Culinary Gold Standard, page 14 Sara Liss has been covering the South Florida food scene for the last 10 years. She also dabbles in travel and design writing and has started a few community events along the way including Saffron Supper Club—a roving Middle Eastern culinary experience—and Friday Beach, a neighborhood celebration that happens in her town of Surfside, Florida.

Krystian von Speidel

Erica Corsano

Krystian von Speidel graduated from the School of Journalism at Northeastern University and continues his focus on print journalism, regularly contributing to lifestyle publications like House Beautiful, Venue, Bomb and New York Cottages & Gardens. After 10 years as a syndicated writer for Tribune Media Services, Krystian relocated to Palm Beach where he now resides. Von Speidel is currently the Notables editor at The Palm Beach Post.

A self-proclaimed “Jackie of all trades,” Erica Corsano has her hands in many creative projects. As a lifestyle and travel journalist, speaker and nonprofit consultant, most of her time is spent scouring South Florida (and the globe) for all things fun, fabulous and inspiring. Corsano has contributed to media outlets like Condé Nast, yahoo. com, cnbc.com, Modern Luxury, CNN, and NBC and also serves as a South Florida correspondent for Morris Visitor Publications.

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Explore the many natural wonders, cultural landmarks, outdoor activities and lifestyle destinations Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches offer visitors.

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Mizner Park

Named for famed architect Addison Mizner, this Boca Raton complex offers something for everyone. For the culturally minded, there’s the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a destination for exhibits from around the world. For food lovers, there’s seafood at Loch Bar and American favorites at Max’s Grille and Yard House. Unwind at the outdoor amphitheater with its lineup of concerts or catch a movie at the iPic Theaters. Add in plenty of shopping and we’re sure you’ll find something you like. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.362.0606, www.miznerpark.com


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The Flagler+Arts+Technology Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale is a four-block warehouse district that has been transformed into a haven for creative professionals. On the last Saturday of the month, the village hosts ArtWalk, a display of contemporary artwork, music, food and drinks. During the day, visit the galleries, shops and restaurants. 521 N.W. First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.760.5900, www.fatvillage.com

Las Olas The Society of the Four Arts

The four arts in this organization’s name are art, music, drama and literature. In that spirit, the space, a collection of classic Florida architecture buildings, is host to live music performances, films, notable speakers, educational programs and art exhibitions. The Four Arts campus along the Intracoastal Waterway is home to a gallery with a concert hall, two libraries and scenic gardens. Two Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, www.fourarts.org 12

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This stretch of stores, restaurants, bars, galleries and shops is the cultural and commercial hub of Broward County. Visit the boulevard to enjoy worldclass museums, art galleries, alfresco dining options and the Riverside historic hotel. Annual events include the Las Olas Art Fairs, the Las Olas Wine & Food Festival and the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Downtown Fort Lauderdale, south of Broward Boulevard, www.lasolasboulevard.com

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Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art has blossomed into a cultural bastion. It has played host to traveling exhibits by French Impressionists and Georgia O’Keeffe and boasts impressive collections of late 19th- and 20th-century American work, European art, contemporary work and photography. Its holdings include works by European artists Brancusi, Braque, Chagall, Matisse and Picasso and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O’Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach,561.832.5196, www.norton.org

Morikami Gardens

Explore the 200 acres of Japanese gardens that surround the Morikami Museum, home to more than 5,000 Japanese art objects and artifacts. Enjoy rotating exhibits, tea ceremonies, traditional festivals, a 225-seat theater, a library, classrooms, a museum store, a café and a lakeside terrace. The gardens are a maze of bonsai collections, resting areas, picnic benches, nature trails, pine forests and small lakes filled with koi. The serene grounds are a treat for the eyes—plus a source of relaxation for the spirit. 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, 561.495.0233, morikami.org WHERE GUEST B OOK

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THE CULINARY GOLD STANDARD Step into these Palm Beach dining establishments fit for a gourmand BY SARA LISS AND ERICA CORSANO

The Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale dining scenes have certainly come a long way in the last few years with young and ambitious chefs opening accessible spots that balance fine dining with culinary innovation. Sure, there are still the jackets-required places where the blue bloods frolic but with so many new options, the area has become a gourmand’s wonderland with a myriad of choices, both high and low. Seafood Bar, the storied seaside lounge at The Breakers, has always been famous for its unique aquarium-style bar and artful cocktails, but it recently underwent a complete overhaul and is now more spacious, with a yacht-inspired decor that envelops guests in a luxurious and nautical ambiance that pairs perfectly unrivaled vistas of the Atlantic. Seafood is the star, of course, with a “Day Boat” selection of fish brought in daily. For those who are not fish enthusiasts, there are plenty of tempting dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. And when it comes to paying homage to seasonal and Southern cooking, Chef Lindsay Autry’s The Regional has been garnering accolades for its inspired approach to New American cuisine since it opened a couple of years back. From the Parkerhouse rolls with everything butter, to the tableside pimento cheese, to the tomato pie and fried chicken thighs—a meal here, is a belly-filling odyssey of flavors. High tin ceilings, cushy banquettes and a down-home décor evoke a gourmet farm housemeets-cosmopolitan bistro. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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a buzzy, urbane backdrop to dishes of nicely charred pies (made with organic flour) and toothsome pastas crafted in-house including “cacio e pepe” and orechiette with broccoli rabe and sausage. You can’t leave the area without trying these three very different and distinct spots. Flagler Steakhouse is oldschool and quintessential Palm Beach, with a view of a golf course, killer salads, steak and seafood. Or take a trip to France at the charming Café Boulud, from famed chef Daniel Boulud, located inside the adorable Brazilian Court Hotel. And lastly, for deliciously unhealthy late-night eats in a retro diner, head to Howley’s, West Palm Beach. Just about 45 miles south, Fort Lauderdale is also making its culinary mark. At the stunning new oceanfront restaurant from Auberge Resorts Collections, DUNE offers quality food in a welcoming, uncomplicated way. The midcentury chic design paired with a truly superb wine list (which pays homage to Auberge’s Napa roots) and fresh locally sourced seafood make this a dining must when visiting. While 3030 Ocean might not offer the crazy-cool décor that DUNE does, the food is unparalleled and quite unexpected for a restaurant in the lobby of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. But we love culinary surprises, and Hell’s Kitchen vet and local chef Paula DaSilva delivers with spectacular modern American seafood dishes like house smoked fish dip and coriander roasted swordfish. Tucked inside the B Ocean Resort, The Naked Crab, serves up a fantastic raw tower with old-school tableside service. Post-dinner, make your way next door to The Wreck Bar for an underwater mermaid (or merman) show. No Fort Lauderdale dining experience would be complete without a visit to this city’s main drag, Las Olas Boulevard. Lined with shops, bars and countless restaurants, it will be hard to choose one over another. For heavenly Asian fare, ETARU serves up sushi and robata signature dishes and the newly opened Casa Sensei offers a Latin American twist on traditional Asian comfort food. In the mood for sake? Sky Thai Sushi has more than 40 options, such as fruit-infused, unfiltered or even extra alcohol sake.

No Fort Lauderdale dining experience would be complete without a visit to this city’s main drag, Las Olas Boulevard. Clockwise from top left: The view at Seafood Bar; alcohol-free elixirs at Seafood Bar; Etaru dish; Hai House’s Sweet & Sour Chicken; outdoor seating at Etaru; Grilled Black Grouper at 3030.

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But no restaurant interiors can beat those of hot hangouts St. Ambroeus and Restoration Hardware Rooftop. At St. Ambroeus, the fashion set swarm to this chic cafe and restaurant for its ’60s era glam-meets-dreamy Milanese bistro décor, along with its adorable gelato cart and dainty espresso bar. Anchored at the shops at Royal Poinciana Plaza, the café (and more upscale adjacent restaurant) offer respite from shopping jaunts. The other scene-and-be-seen locale is a bit more approachable and across the water, in West Palm Beach. Nestled atop the brand new glossy four-story Restoration Hardware store is this regal, glass-enclosed atrium outfitted with white couches, crystal chandeliers, lush greenery and a tinkling fountain. Diners bask in the sun-filled room for seasonal comfort food (prime rib French dip, truffled grilled cheese, lobster roll) and linger over coffee and warm chocolate chip cookies flecked with sea salt for dessert. For ethnic delights, locals flock to Hai House for Chinese and Coyo Taco for Mexican-inspired cuisine. Hai House brings a much-needed dose of noodles and dim sum to Worth Avenue with refined yet approachable ChineseAmerican dishes, includes handmade dumplings and potstickers, an assortment of noodles and rice and more traditional mains like General Tso’s chicken, moo shu pork, and sweet & sour shrimp. Back at Royal Poinciana Way, is this outpost of the popular Miami taco joint, Coyo Taco, with its own secret tequila bar hidden in the back. By day go for modern Mexican staples like tempura lobster tacos or Michoacana style duck confit.. In the evenings and weekends, pop in for a tequila cocktail in the back bar where Palm Beach millennials mingle with the old guard over guacamole and margaritas. If you’re in the mood for Italian fare, check out Grato, a sprawling cavern of wood-fired pizzas, pastas and cocktails. Chef and restaurateur Clay Conley’s first foray onto the mainland (he’s famous for his work at Palm Beach’s Buccan) has been met with resounding delight. Soaring ceilings, concrete floors, an open kitchen and dark wood provide


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THIS OLD WAREHOUSE Grandview Public Market heralds the newly created District neighborhood in West Palm Beach

We’re living in the age of the farm-totable phenomenon. It feels like everyday a new restaurant sprouts, sporting the most perfectly distressed wooden floors reclaimed from a century-old Vermont barn, requisite subway tiles with a side of mustachioed bartenders donning bespoke aprons and rolled-up shirtsleeves touting fresh poultry. It’s all become a tad precious and gimmicky. So it’s refreshing that Grandview Public Market—a new addition to the milieu—is an, ahem, organic manifestation of one gourmand. When that man is Chris Vila—son of famed “This Old House” host Bob Vila—the entrepreneurial spirit that embodies the Vila family results in an exciting one-stop venue for locals seeking farm-fresh produce, meats and delicious food. The sprawling 16,000-square-foot Grandview Public Market complex is carved out of a former refrigeration warehouse in the Old Okeechobee neighborhood of West Palm Beach and opened in spring 2018. Chris and his development partners have christened the neighborhood The District and are working to create a wholly new destination for local residents and tourists. “It started off as an idea that was self-serving,” Vila says. He points to places like Chelsea Market and the Grange Hall on Martha’s Vineyard as places he has frequented and wanted to emulate. Joining Chris in the design of Grandview Public Market is his wife Kristen. Kristen took the 18

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knowledge she honed designing houses for the couple’s successful development company to Grandview Public Market. The goal was to update the formulaic farm-to-table aesthetic and create something new and fresh. The look is more authentic and less formulaic. “Our vendors are on the cutting edge of style for West Palm Beach,” Kristen says. Grandview Public Market doesn’t feel like the cookie catalogue of clichéd design memes that have become the common vocabulary of late. The resulting vibe is decidedly familyfriendly, while maintaining a sophistication everyone will appreciate. The vendor list at Grandview Public Market reads like a who’s who of local favorites. Some, like Celis Produce, already have successful brick-andmortar operations. Others, like Zipitios Mesoamerican, were looking for a permanent base. Zipitios owners Ricky and Niria Perez had operated simply as part of the monthly “Tacos and Hip-Hop” party at Subculture Coffee. Two years later, they’ve established a cult following thanks to their presence at Grandview. “Grandview is the epicenter of a cultural renaissance in our city,” Ricky Perez says. “They have done a stellar job curating vendors that have played distinct roles within our community. They are names and faces that our city has grown to love and I believe that Grandview is only helping us share that love far beyond our city limits.”

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Opposite: Grandview Public Market entrance. This page, clockwise from top left: Grandview Public Market loading dock; Clare’s Chicken Curry Chicken Wrap; Clare’s Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles; The Living Room; Zipitios Carne Guisado, El Tunco and Chicken Tinga tacos.


Q&A

FLORIE’S FLORIDA Chef Mauro Colagreco chooses Palm Beach for his American culinary debut BY TERRY ZARIKIAN

What do you love about Palm Beach?

The similarities with Mirazur, like the proximity to the sea, the citrus fruits, and the relaxing nature of living and working here. What do you think about the people in the area?

I think that the clientele is pretty relaxed, like they are on vacation, seeming unrushed. What has happened since you started to open restaurants abroad?

When I started to talk about my project in Palm Beach, I realized

that I already had a big clientele dining in Mirazur from Palm Beach and South Florida. What should people look forward to trying at your restaurant?

For starters, my signature bread (grandmother Amalia’s recipe), a freshly baked loaf resembling a curled-up starfish, served with a bowl of my own lemony olive oil and an ode to bread by the poet Pablo Neruda. The Burrata is specially made for us in Florida with milk from a small farm in Vermont. The Lamb Shoulder slow roasted in our tandoor oven, the Farm Raised Truffled Chicken

from our French-style rotisserie; the Shellfish “Chupino” from the stone hearth oven where we also bake pizzas, calzone and lasagna; and Sake-Marinated Wagyu Beef from our yakitori open-flame Japanese charcoal grill. What’s on your must-see list for South Florida?

Still have a lot to see in Palm Beach proper, but so far, the Surf Club Four Season Hotel restaurants, Le Sirenuse and Thomas Keller’s Surf Club Restaurant, Carlos Garcia’s Obra Kitchen Table, Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud, Sebastian La Rocca’s

Cvltvra, Javier Plascencia’s PEZ in Downtown Miami, and Brad Kilgore’s new place, Kaido, in the Design District—these are on my must-see list. Who inspires your work?

Most of my inspiration comes from nature and from my own gardens in Menton. Then my memories and my trips, which also play a big influence in my creative process. How often or how long will you be in Palm Beach and—aside from the restaurant—how do you like to spend your time?

Palm Beach is a very beautiful area, so I feel I can come anytime I want, but for sure I will come three or four times a year. I love nature, and as much as possible I spend it with my family. My favorite thing to do is to bring my kids to our garden and pick and taste the vegetables and fruits we grow together. We can spend hours doing it.

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World-famous chef, Mauro Colagreco recently made his first entry into America right here on the Gold Coast. Florie’s at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach brings Colagreco’s divine culinary offerings to South Florida. The restaurant’s name was created as a nod to Florida and to Colagreco’s passion for gardening. At Mirazur, his flagship restaurant in Menton, France—which holds three Michelin stars and is ranked third on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 List—he grows his own edible flowers, vegetables and fruits. Unlike Mirazur, which is fine dining, Florie’s is a casual restaurant that embraces Colagreco’s Mediterranean spirit, his multicultural roots and his vision of cooking with a live fire stone hearth oven, a yakitori grill, “à la broche,” a spit-roasting/rotisserie and a tandoor oven. Chef de Cuisine Florenzo Barbieri leads the kitchen under Colagreco’s close mentorship. Following Colagreco’s ethos, Florie’s Bar features seasonal, gardendriven cocktails celebrating our region’s fresh produce with herbs and botanicals sourced from the resort’s on-site garden. Palm Beach, get ready to have your taste buds royally pampered in 2019.


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ALL ABOUT TOWN A guide to the Gold Coast’s neighborhoods, from the beaches to the suburbs.

FORT LAUDERDALE Once known as a spring break getaway— but no more. Now, Fort Lauderdale is a year-round mecca for worldclass shopping, dining and entertainment, from malls like The Galleria and Westfield Broward to cultural attractions like the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderale, Museum of Discovery and Science, and the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.

SUNRISE Founded as a master-planned community in the 1960s, the city of Sunrise is within six miles of Fort Lauderdale, Davie and Plantation. Here you’ll find the BB&T Center, the second largest stateof-the-art arena in the nation and home of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. The area attracts millions of national and international visitors with an extensive assortment of shopping and entertainment options, including Sawgrass Mills Mall.

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HALLANDALE BEACH This city on the southern end of Greater Fort Lauderdale is best known for the condo canyons along the beach and for two of South Florida’s premier “racinos.” Gulfstream Park is a venerable venue to watch the thoroughbreds run, especially during the Florida Derby, held every spring. Over at The Big Easy Casino, you’ll find a players paradise with 1,100 Vegas-style slot machines. If the outdoors are the main draw, there’s a wide array of sports to enjoy, from golf and swimming to boating and saltwater fishing.

HOLLYWOOD A visit to Hollywood wouldn’t be complete without a stroll down “The Broadwalk,” a paved beachfront walkway that separates the sand from the shops and restaurants. Harrison Street offers a mix of sidewalk cafes, bistros, wine bars and art galleries, including the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood. The city appropriately dubs itself “Vintage South Florida.”

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seafood and juicy steaks at JB’s on the Beach, an eatery that calls itself “classy casual,” or go to Two Georges at the Cove for waterfront dining and cocktails. Farther inland, Quiet Waters Park offers lakes for fishing, a cable-ski machine that’s popular with wakeboarders, a water park for kids and mountain biking trails.


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JUPITER This town on the northern end of the Gold Coast provides a slower pace along with beautiful beaches that are perfect for families. Visit the Jupiter Lighthouse, a distinctive, historic landmark built in 1860 or stop by the Abacoa neighborhood, which offers shops, restaurants and a ballpark that hosts the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals during spring training. Golf lovers will adore Jupiter, an area known for its five championship golf courses.

WEST PALM BEACH This is a city that loves its waterfront, as

From left: Fort Lauderdale beach; Jupiter Lighthouse at sunset; West Palm Beach Centennial Square

class shopping and dining, visit the Town Center at Boca Raton or Mizner Park, which offers a mix of luxury retailers and independentlyowned boutiques to please even the most discernible fashionistas.

DELRAY BEACH Experience a small town with big-city sophistication at Delray Beach. Atlantic Avenue, which runs through the center of town from I-95 to the ocean, is the longest Main Street in Florida. The booming art scene in the Pineapple Grove Arts District features more than 20 galleries and public art installations.

the miles of sidewalks and bike lanes along the Intracoastal Waterway can attest. The party’s always on at CityPlace, a collection of stores and restaurants. If you are traveling with kids in tow, stop by the Palm Beach Zoo or the South Florida Science Museum and Aquarium for a day of fun. Other top Whether you are stops include the Norton Museum of Art and the looking for a laid-back Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

BOCA RATON Boca’s natural beauty is on display at the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex with its outdoor aquariums and pristine hammocks along the Intracoastal Waterway. And for world-

beach, a high-end meal or energetic nightlife, you’ll find it in the Gold Coast.

PALM BEACH Wealth is the defining feature of this oceanfront enclave. The rich history of the area is as magnificent as its real estate, dating back to the 1800s—the days of railroad tycoon and Palm Beach founder, Henry M. Flagler, who also built The Breakers hotel. For a glimpse into Flagler’s life and this fascinating period in American history, visit the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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SHOPPING

Retail Therapy Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches are home to some of the country's best shopping. From haute couture and fine jewelry to indie boutiques and off-the-beaten-path treasure troves, there are so many stylish options for your home and closet. Whether you scour the outlets or get fitted for a custom gown, shopping is not only for rainy days in the Sunshine State.

ALEX AND ANI Carolyn Rafaelian, founder/CEO and Chief Creative Officer of this wellknown brand designs each piece of eco-conscious jewelry and accessories. More than a fashion statement, ALEX and ANI accessories seek to educate and empower communities for social causes. 1012 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.289.8142. www.alexandani.com

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ARMY NAVY OUTDOORSCL0041593 The number-one source for all of your outdoor needs, this store specializes in tactical clothing and gear, work and uniform footwear, camping gear, clothing, and paintball and army/navy gear. Army Navy is noted to have the largest retail selection of pepper- and tear-gas spray. 1701 S. State Road 7, North Lauderdale, 954.973.6289. 4130 Davie Road, Davie, 954.584.7227. www.armynavyoutdoors.com AVENTURA MALLCL0079156 Aventura Mall is defined by culture, style and taste. The shopping center’s three-level expansion wing is highlighted by experiential additions to the Arts Aventura Mall program, including Aventura Slide Tower, a

nearly 93-foot-tall spiral structure by Belgian artist Carsten Höller that acts as both a landmark and slide. In addition, Aventura Mall features a collection of upscale boutiques, as well as more than 300 shops. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura,305.935.1110. www.aventuramall.com THE CHURCH MOUSECL004813 This is a thrift store in the loosest sense of the term. “Bargain” shoppers will find designer shoes and clothing, and fine home accessories. Many boutique owners stock their inventory by shopping here. 374 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.659.2154. www.bbts.org

CITYPLACECL00781 City Place is a dynamic and energetic shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the heart of West Palm Beach. The spot offers an amazing fashion mix of more than 40 stores and more than 30 destination restaurants. Come by and experience the show fountain surrounded by an open-air plaza and Mediterranean architecture, perfect to spend a day. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.366.1000. www.cityplace.com H CRISTINO CHOCOLATES Founded by Gloria Hosh, Cristino Chocolates’ name is inspired by Gloria’s two sons, Christopher and Constantine, as she has always enjoyed sharing the joy of sweets with her family. Throughout her career, she has worked with

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SHOPPING world-renowned chocolatiers and has experienced the selection of the world’s finest chocolates. To order, call or visit their website. 421 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.306.1569. www.cristinochocolates.com DIVERS DIRECTCL003896 Offering top notch scuba gear brands at top notch pricing. Diving certification is available. Offers products for every need, from high tech gear to very basic snorkel gear. Find a variety of beach wear, from swimsuits and board shorts to tropical casual wear, and the latest fashions from O’Neill, Billabong, Roxy, Quiksilver and many other top rated brands. 180 Gulfstream Way, Dania Beach, 954.925.7630. www.diversdirect.com FESTIVAL MARKETPLACECL007916 With more than 500 specialty shops, you can be sure to find what it is you’re looking for, whether it’s clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, electronics, home furnishings, gifts, shoes or more. Here, there’s something for everyone in the family, even your pet. 2900 W. Sample Road, Pompano Beach, 954.979.4555. www.festival.com FRESH PRODUCECL004281 An original and refreshing line of casual resort and sportswear. Think vibrant, clean colors and sophisticated prints. From crisp, light linen and gauze to easy jersey and baby rib cotton you’ll be comfortable. 912 E. Las Olas Blvd., 954.463.8131. 401 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.404.1050. freshproduceclothes.com

THE GARDENS MALLCL002758 Located in Palm Beach Gardens, The Gardens Mall is a unique shopping destination that is 1.4 million square feet of more than 160 luxury retailers and known brands. This spot also offers a laid-back food court and unique dining options. 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.775.7750. www.thegardensmall.com H GRIFS WESTERNCL00261 More than just a Western store, Grifs has been a South Florida legend for more than 40 years. This store is filled to the brim with boots, from cowboy and work to riding and hiking, whatever the occasion, Grifs can fulfill your foot coverage needs. They also sell jewelry, hats, outfits, saddles, tack and feed. 6211 Orange Drive, Davie, 954.587.9000 or 800.441.9556. www.grifswestern.com IKEACL007912 The Swedish superstore offers a wide range of home furnishings and accessories. IKEA stresses functional design and affordable prices. 151 N.W. 136th Ave., Sunrise, 954.838.9292. www.ikea.com H KENO BROTHERS JEWELERS This family-owned jeweler has been around since 1978, establishing itself as one of South Florida’s most trusted and respected jewelry buyers. They take the jewelry, diamonds, gems, Rolex and other fine watches, rare coins, gold, silver and platinum you no longer want or need off your hands at a competitive price. 2000 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.763.5366. www.kenobros.com

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SHOPPING LAS OLAS BOULEVARDCL007914 Where the chic shop, Las Olas Boulevard offers a wide variety of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. Strolling window-shoppers chat in a dozen languages. E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 888.452.7652. www.lasolasboulevard.com MAUS & HOFFMANCL0046718 William Maus and Frank Hoffman started with a store in the summer resort town of Petoskey, Michigan in 1934. Then in 1940, they opened their first Florida store in Fort Lauderdale. And the rest, they say, is history. The Maus & Hoffman collection includes sports coats, vests, sweaters, shirts, shoes and ties. Plus, women’s sportswear, too. 312 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.655.1141. 800 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.463.1472 www.mausandhoffman.com H MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICTCL004371 The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. This fashion destination features international highend retailers, renowned art galleries, cutting-edge design showrooms, James Beard Award-winning restaurants and numerous large-scale public art installations. 3841 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305.722.7100. www.miamidesigndistrict.net MIZNER PARKCL0027631 Enjoy the Florida sunshine as you meander among Mizner’s unique boutiques, sumptuous eateries and inspiring art galleries. Stay and gaze at the stars as you enjoy world-class performances at the Centre for the

Arts Amphitheater. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.362.0606. www.miznerpark.com H MYSTIQUE OF PALM BEACHCL007812 Prepare to be dazzled by diamond jewelry replicas at Mystique of Palm Beach. Mystique boasts some of the world’s classiest and exquisitely crafted man-made gems. They also offer custom jewelry designs and replicas. 250 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 800.778.0080. www.mystiquegems.com NU LOOK SPACL0041592 Experience the latest in Asian massage therapy with healing treatments that restore and rejuvenate. The experienced, licensed Asian masseuses will pamper you with specialty massages such as shiatsu, deep-tissue and Swedish. 403 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, 954.941.4445. PALM BEACH OUTLETSCL0045083 Palm Beach Outlets is your perfect shopping destination with over 100 outlets. Marketplace at the Outlets features 20 additional stores. 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561.515.4400. www.palmbeachoutlets.com H PUPPY BOUTIQUE This South Florida puppy boutique specializes in teacup puppies, carrying breeds like Yorkies and French bulldogs. More than 100 celebrities have purchased their puppies. Stop by for a selection of dog couture and luxury accessories such as carriers, jewelry, pet furniture and rhinestone collars. The store also offers dog supplements, food and treats. Visit the store’s high-tech station offering the

newest gadgets for pets and for the home. 4001 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.353.7864. www.teacuppuppiesstore.com RITZ-CARLTON SPACL0041379 Gently melt away cares and unwind in the luxurious relaxation lounge and treatment rooms. This full-service, 8,500 square-foot spa features 11 treatment rooms including a private couple’s treatment suite, private massage areas and Jacuzzis on the tropical pool deck, plus a fitness center with Technogym Cardiovascular equipment and a spa boutique. 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.302.6490. www.ritzcarlton.com SAWGRASS MILLSCL0041378 Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States with more than 350 outlet stores. There’s something for the whole family including IMAX movies at the Regal Sawgrass Stadium, children’s carousel, two food courts and eight sit-down restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen. 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954.846.2300. www.sawgrassmills.com SWAP SHOPCL0079184 Part flea market, part farmers market, part giant video arcade, Swap Shop boasts amusement rides, an international food court, even a pub. You can find deals on jewelry, clothing, perfume, electronics, toys, lingerie and souvenirs. There’s even a Ferrari and Porsche museum. Open every day. 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, 954.791.7927. www.floridaswapshop.com

THE TOWN CENTER AT BOCA RATONCL0 One of South Florida’s top Luxury shopping destinations, Town Center at Boca Raton features an outstanding mix of upscale and elite specialty shops along with your favorite mall stores. 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.368.6000. www.towncenteratbocaraton.com H VIXITY JEWELRY Vixity features unique European jewelry providing fashionable statement pieces to wear on your next night out. Find Sterling silver jewelry, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, glamorous bridal accessories and beautiful one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else. 812 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561.270.3544. www.vixity.com YELLOW GREEN FARMERS MARKET Over 100,00 square feet of homegrown produce are available under one roof at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, at South Florida’s largest green market. 3080 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 954.513.3990. www.ygfarmersmarket.com ZOLA KELLERCL004286 Both designer and retailer, Zola Keller is known for her special wedding dresses and gowns for everyone in the wedding party. You can also find one-of-a-kind cocktail dresses and evening gowns for any special event. 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.462.3222. www.zolakeller.com

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Top Tables The Gold Coast is well-known for its assortment of amazing dining establishments, sure to please every palate. From fresh seafood to fine Italian dining to prime cuts of steak, there's a dish ready for all who wish to indulge and partake in a culinary adventure. Happy hour is almost always readily accessible to pair with your meal as well, along with live music options for dinner and a show.

ABE & LOUIE’SCL00791 Steak. Prime steaks, braised lamb, grilled swordfish, lobster and veal are among the specialties at this pricey, well-regarded restaurant. Want to splurge? Try the two-pound porterhouse or the carpetbagger steak, a filet mignon stuffed with seasoned fresh oysters. 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.447.0024. www.abeandlouies.com BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL Steakhouse. Rustic, and yet trendy, Butcher Block Grill of Boca Raton uses only the highest quality natural aged beef, along with fresh poultry,

shellfish and locally-grown produce to create a delicious and home-like experience. 7000 West Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561.409.3035. butcherblockgrill.com THE CAPITAL GRILLECL00831 Steakhouse. This upscale NewYork-based steak house features live music in its lounge area Tu-Th. Stop by for a selection of wines, perfectly cut steaks and upscale fish and poultry dishes. 6000 West Glades Road, Boca Raton 561.368.1077. 444 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305.374.4500. www.thecapitalgrille.com

MAX’S GRILLECL0042631 American. Restaurateur Dennis Max has been serving Gold Coast diners gourmet meals with a California twist since 1991. Specialties include apple bacon-wrapped meatloaf and radiatore pasta. 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.368.0080. www.maxsgrille.com THE MELTING POTCL006351 Fondue. At The Melting Pot, fondue is a four-course dining experience where you can dip into something different. Douse veggies, breads and meat in melted cheese, then dunk your dessert in liquid chocolate. The Melting Pot boasts a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.

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5455 N. Federal Highway, Suite A, Boca Raton, 561.997.7472. www.meltingpot.com ROCCO’S TACOS & TEQUILA BARCL004235 Mexican. Extensive Mexican/ Southwestern menu—plus a whopping 225-plus varieties of tequila—in a fun, casual environment. Guacamole is prepared table-side, and corn tortillas are made by hand and cooked fresh each day in the eateries’ kitchens. 224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561.650.1001 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561.416.2131. www.roccostacos.com

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DINING DELRAY BEACH BOSTON’S ON THE BEACHCL007914 Seafood. For a bit of Beantown, check out Boston’s on the Beach, where the menu includes the legendary Clambake Feast. The drink menu includes the Boston Strangler (151 rum, apricot brandy, orange juice, pineapple juice and grenadine). Red Sox fans can order the Big Papi Cheesesteak, then watch the game on one of Boston’s TVs. 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561.278.3364. www.bostonsonthebeach.com H HARVEST SEASONAL GRILL & WINE BAR American. Enjoy a hearty indulgence of sustainable, health-conscious and locally sourced cuisine at this eatery with a farm-fresh, seasonally-changing menu that includes a variety options. 1841 S. Federal Highway #402, Delray Beach, 561.266.3239. www.harvestseasonalgrill.com

FORT LAUDERDALE H BLUE MARTINICL008145 American. Blue Martini has something for everyone. The menu counts more than 42 signature martinis, delicious appetizers, and an extensive wine and Champagne list. The Galleria Mall, 2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.653.2583. Town Center, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561.910.2583. CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.835.8601. www.bluemartinilounge.com

H CHRISTINA WAN’SCL008150 Chinese. Experience the long-standing Wan family tradition of serving South Florida locals and visitors delicious and authentic Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine. Whether you’re craving specialties like crispy orange beef, Peking duck or colossal shrimp, Christina Wan’s won’t disappoint. 664 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954.527.0228. www.christinawans.com H PIRATE REPUBLIC SEAFOOD & GRILLCL004695 Seafood. Situated along New River, this unique restaurant offers original seafood dishes inspired by family traditions. Watch boats and megayachts float by as you savor one of their specialty seafood bowls which include shrimp, clams, calamari, mussels and big chunks of fish served in a variety of uniquely seasoned sauces. 400 S.W. Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954.761.3500. www.piraterepublicbar.com

HOLLYWOOD H BILLY’S STONE CRABSCL008142 Seafood. Now in its fourth decade, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market is a Gold Coast institution. Specialties include their famous stone crabs, Florida lobster tails, fresh fish, steaks and chicken. 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.923.2300. www.crabs.com

H GG’S WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL American. This waterfront restaurant and lounge provides guests a view of the Hollywood Lakes while dining on fine seafood, sandwiches, burgers, steak and much more. 606 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.929.7030. www.ggswaterfront.com TAVERNA OPACL003482 Greek. There’s always a party going on at Taverna Opa. Whether you plan to come for happy hour or dinner, just head toward the loud music and soon you’ll be dancing on the tables with all the other revelers. Don’t forget this Greek eatery is also known for its great menu, including favorites like gyros, roast lamb, lemon chicken, moussaka and baklava, and wonderful drinks. 410 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.929.5550. www.tavernaopa.com

PALM BEACH H CAFE BOULUDCL003561 French. Since opening in 2003, Boulud has been known for its delectable French cuisine, with a spotlight on incredible local seafood and produce. 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561.655.6060. www.cafeboulud.com/palmbeach

CAFÉ L’EUROPECL004705 International. This famed eatery draws the crème de la crème of Palm Beach society, and offers service and fare to match the high expectations. The continental cuisine is exquisite, the wine list extensive. 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561.655.4020. www.cafeleurope.com HAVANACL004708 Latin & South American. The menu features Cuban favorites such as sandwiches, ropa vieja (shredded beef in Spanish sauce) and chicharrones de pollo (marinated, deep fried chicken chunks with sautéed onions). 6801 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, 561.547.9799. www.havanacubanfood.com TA-BOOCL0048715 American. You can almost smell the scent of wealth in this Old School restaurant with a reputation for serving American fare with flair. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.835.3500. www.taboorestaurant.com WATERWAY CAFÉCL0079136 Seafood. Famous for its friendly service, tropical atmosphere and location on the Intracoastal Waterway, the Waterway Café provides the perfect setting for drinks or dinner. The menu features fresh seafood, tantalizing pastas and salads, brick-oven gourmet pizzas, and steak and chicken entrées. There’s live entertainment on Wednesday and the weekends. 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561.694.1700. www.waterwaycafe.com

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GG’S WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL Welcome to a dining experience like no other on the water! At GG’s you’ll enjoy an amazing selection of locally sourced fish, fresh seafood, stone crabs, raw bar specialties, salads, sandwiches and superb steaks grilled to perfection! GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is located on beautiful Hollywood Beach, minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Aventura and 20 miles from Miami. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, this is a fabulous way to enjoy beautiful waterfront views as luxury yachts cruise by, watch magnificent sunsets, and enjoy the daily Happy Hour. Lunch and dinner are served daily. On Sunday the restaurant features brunch and a Sunset Party on the patio with live music. GG’s has a Wine Spectator Award-Winning Wine list with wines and champagnes that have been selected from around the world to match the flavors of the cuisine.

CHRISTINA WAN’S Experience the Wan family tradition, serving South Florida since 1966. Delicious and authentic Mandarin, Szechuan, Cantonese and Vietnamese cuisines are served in a new, stunning and sophisticated atmosphere. Their specialties include Crispy Orange Beef, General Chang’s Chicken, and Chicken Soong. Enjoy a cocktail in their full-service lounge bar. Voted Four-Stars by the Sun Sentinel. Highly rated in Zagat Survey ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 and Zagat Rated 2012, 2013. Open daily for lunch and dinner; take-out, delivery and catering services available. Major credit cards. 664 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale Located downtown minutes from Las Olas

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Cultural Passport Discover the Gold Coast's rich history and contemporary culture via its many exciting attractions. From top art museums and performing arts centers to stunning gardens and natural wonders, the area's arts and entertainment scene is not to be missed. For those wanting to get out and explore, swamp tours enable an up-close view of nature and helicopter tours provide an aerial view. ATTRACTIONS

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BALEARIA CARIBBEAN Airplanes may be the most common way to visit Grand Bahama Island, but ferries are an excellent alternative. With plenty of room to walk around, a café for snacks and a bar for refreshments, the journey is equally as fun as the destination. 1800 S.E. 18th St., Fort Lauderdale, Reservations 866.699.6988. www.baleariacaribbean.com H BUTTERFLY WORLDCL00817 Walk through tropical, flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries filled with 20,000 live exotic butterflies and the world’s most amazing birds. Hand feed the small parrots in the Lorikeet Encounter.

Enjoy the botanical gardens, Macaw Landing, butterfly museum, live bug zoo, outdoor café, gift and plant shops and many more things to see and do. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 954.977.4400. www.butterflyworld.com H EVERGLADES SWAMP TOURS With more than 60 years experience in air boating, Everglades Swamp Tours expert guides will take you on a ride of a lifetime to learn about the history and ecology behind the River of Grass, and provide a glimpse at the wildlife that call this unique natural treasure home. Broward County Rest Area I-75, MM 35, 305.849.0135. www.evergladesswamptours.com

H FUN DEPOTCL004517 If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, Fun Depot is a fantastic destination. This amusement center features go-kart rides, laser tag, mini bowling and an arcade packed with all the latest games. Hungry for more? Fuel up at the café with pizza, nachos, hot dogs, handdipped ice cream and more. 2003 10th Ave. N, Lake Worth, 561.547.0817. www.fundepot.com H GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTERCL004730 Dive into Florida’s natural habitats at this 20-acre nature complex located on Boca Raton’s barrier island. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center not only houses a Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility where visitors

can see marine biologists provide treatment to injured or diseased turtles and outdoor pavilions with saltwater tanks, but also a 1/4-mile boardwalk where you can admire the gumbo limbo trees, migrating birds and 2,000-year-old Glades Culture middens. 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 561.544.8605. www.gumbolimbo.org H LION COUNTRY SAFARICL003507 Spend the day on safari at the first drive-through safari park in the country. Spot giraffe, rhinos, lions and zebras in their natural habitat and get up close and personal to more than 900 animals roaming free as they come within inches of your car. Head to the Safari World walk-

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ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS through park for animal encounters (giraffe feeding, Lory bird aviary, koi fish pond and petting zoo), rides on the toddler train, animal carousel, pontoon boat tour, paddle boats and flying elephant, the Safari Splash water spray ground and restaurants and gift shop. 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, 561.793.1084. www.lioncountrysafari.com H MIAMI SEAQUARIUMCL00816 Head to Miami Seaquarium for a wonderful day of family fun, exciting shows and educational presentations in a lushly landscaped park overlooking Biscayne Bay. Visitors can interact with penguins, swim with dolphins and seals, walk underwater and explore the reef with a state-ofthe-art dive helmet, and experience being a trainer for a day. 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, 305.361.5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com H NEXUS SHOOTING One of the world’s most advanced indoor shooting ranges and the only five-star rated gun range in South Florida, Nexus Shooting features high-tech Nexus Lane video targeting technology, allowing you to shoot at fun interactive targets such as zombies and asteroids, plus shooting galleries, skill drills and more. From expert shooters to first-timers, Nexus takes you safely step-by-step through the entire process. 2600 Davie Road, Davie, 954.587.8005. www.nexusshooting.com

H SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTSCL0049716 The four arts in question are drama, music, literature and art. In that spirit, the space, a collection of classic Florida architecture buildings, is host to live music performances, films and lectures. The facility also houses a children’s library. 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, 561.655.7226. www.fourarts.org TOUR HELICOPTER.COMCL006437 Get an osprey’s view of the white sands and turquoise waters off Miami Beach. Or, fly like an eagle above the Everglades’ River of Grass. Gift certificates, hotel transportation and other aerial services are also available, including aerial photography. North Perry Airport, 603 S.W. 77th Way, Pembroke Pines, 954.605.8155 or 888.411.7687 www.tourhelicopter.com H ZOO MIAMICL008946 Zoo Miami features more than 3,000 creatures that squawk, slither and swing from branches. Miami’s big zoo offers interactive opportunities like giraffe, camel, parrot, giant tortoise and rhino feeding. Guests can also take a guided tram tour, cruise with the family on four-wheeled safari cycles, or float through the heart of the “Everglades” on the Lostman’s River Ride. 12400 S.W. 152 St., Miami, 305.251.0400. www.zoomiami.org

MUSEUMS H BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART Located in Mizner Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art houses American and European art with strengths in early 20th-century Modernism. The collection also features two excellent collections of African and Pre-Columbian objects. 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561.392.2500. www.bocamuseum.org H FLAGLER MUSEUMCL007812 Step inside this fascinating Palm Beach National Historic Landmark where visitors can experience the splendor of the Gilded Age. From opulent furnishings to stately grounds, learn more about transportation magnate Henry Flagler—his luxurious hotels, revolutionary railroads and place in history. One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 561.655.2833. www.flaglermuseum.us H JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUMCL007914 Located in Lighthouse Park, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The museum, housed in a restored WWII building, exhibits “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee.” You can also visit the Keeper’s Workshop and Deck, Tindall Pioneer Homestead and Seminole Chickee. 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, 561.747.8380. www.jupiterlighthouse.org

H MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCECL008103 Visitors can enjoy the new outdoor Science Park featuring giant fullbody exhibits that demonstrate key principles of physics and engineering. Plus, transport yourself to another world at the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater. 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.6637. www.mods.org H THE PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCECL008967 An aquarium, planetarium and science museum—explore it all in one dynamic campus at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. Centrally located in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, Frost Science is a leading-edge museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and fueling innovation for the future. 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.434.9600. www.frostscience.org H SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS Take in the masterful sounds of Broward’s only professional orchestra, Symphony of the Americas. In season (October-April), the orchestra performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. During the summer, they host the annual one-month summer music festival known as Summerfest. 2425 East Commercial Blvd., #405, Fort Lauderdale, 954.335.7002. www.symphonyoftheamericas.org

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Explore more and buy tickets at frostscience.org. Located in Museum Park, Downtown Miami.

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 | 305-434-9600 | frostscience.org The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the City of Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Frost Science is an accessible facility. All contents ŠPhillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. All rights reserved.


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History Museum • Climbing, Group & Evening Tours Pioneer Homestead • Gift Shop • History Lectures Programs & Events • Weddings & Proposals

561-747-8380 x101 jupiterlighthouse.org 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469 Sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

In Mizner Park 501 Plaza Real Boca Raton 561.392.2500 BOCAMUSEUM.ORG


THE PHILIP HULITAR SCULPTURE GARDEN AT THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS

Among Palm Beach’s great treasures, the gardens at The Society of the Four Arts were originally designed as a demonstration space to display the variety of tropical plants suitable for landscaping in South Florida. Today, the serene botanical gardens feature 22 sculptures from renowned artists sprinkled across more than three acres of exotic plants and flowers. For more information visit www.fourarts.org. Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), American, “Diana”, cast 1979, edition 4 of 6, Gilded bronze, 2015.1, Gift of Miranda and Robert Donnelley in honor of Nancy Mato longtime Vice President and Curator of the Society of the Four Arts.

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Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No charge for admission

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EXPLORE! PLAY! DISCOVER! 401 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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Riding Out EQUINE LOVERS FLOCK TO WELLINGTON TO ENJOY THE PREMIER POLO DESTINATION IN THE WORLD, THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER, WHICH BOASTS SEVEN STATE-OFTHE-ART TOURNAMENT FIELDS AND SPECTATOR VIEWS FOR POLO ENTHUSIASTS.

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