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ISSUE #26 | 12.19.19 DISPLAY UNTIL 01.01.20

CENTERFOLD MODEL: SENSUOUS EVAN PEIX FLIX: BOMBSHELL MUST-SEE MOVIE ARTS NEWSIE PICKS: CELINE DION, HAMILTON & DIANA ROSS HEALTH & WELLNESS: LIVER DISEASE SILENT EPIDEMIC DESTINATIONS: LIFE HOUSE COLLINS PARK HOTEL

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 8. FLIX: BOMBSHELL

According to film critic Alyn Darnay, Bombshell is the movie of the moment, and he urges everyone to go see it because it's a very good film.

10. ARTS NEWSIE PICKS: CELINE DION, HAMILTON &

DIANA ROSS

Make sure you get tickets to see Celine Dion, Hamilton, and Diana Ross – all coming to South Florida in early 2020.

12. HEALTH & WELLNESS: LIVER DISEASE

Director of the Florida Research Institute Guy Neff, M.D., M.B.A. gives us his insight on a silent epidemic of liver disease that is on the rise in Florida and across the country.

14. CENTERFOLD MODEL: EVAN PEIX

Welcome the New Year with the sexy pics of Evan Peix taken by Jorge Freire from Photo Studio Miami.

16. COVER STORY: NEW YEAR'S GUIDE 2019

Wire Magazine's New Year's Guide will help you bid adieu to 2019 and welcome 2020 with a bang by attending several fabulous events and parties.

20. OUT & ABOUT: PALACE NYE GLAM 2020

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Palace in grand glitz style fit for a queen with host Tiffany Fantasia, shows by its famous drag queens and music by DJ Cesar Hernandez.

22. DESTINATIONS: LIFE HOUSE COLLINS PARK HOTEL

The Life House Collins Park hotel is the perfect stylish and affordable option to enjoy a Miami Beach vacation, including delicious dining at its Mama Joon mediterranean fare restaurant.

WIREMAG.COM: Enjoy our video of issue 25.2019 with beautiful art from Miami Art Week and photo albums of the sexy men who partied at Circuit Festival Miami 2019.

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PUBLISHER'S CORNER HAVE A FABULOUS NEW YEAR! I want to start our last issue of 2019 by wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a fabulous New Year full of wonderful new beginnings, good health, happiness and prosperity. Life is a journey and not a destination, so every new year we have an opportunity to pursue new endeavors, change what we do to be happier, make new plans and refocus on our health and wellness. I wish you the very best for yourself, your family and your friends in 2020! This week's magazine is our annual New Year's Guide special issue. We publish it to help you bid adieu to 2019 and welcome 2020 in style by attending several fabulous events and parties with your family and friends. There is something for everybody in our Guide. One of those parties is Palace's NYE GLAM 2020. You can celebrate New Year's Eve at Palace in grand glitz style fit for a queen with host Tiffany Fantasia, fun shows by its cadre of famous drag queens and lively music by DJ Cesar Hernandez. I did last year and had a very enjoyable time, including the fireworks that lit up the South Beach sky to welcome the New Year. If you are looking to take a break and get some rest and relaxation, in Destinations, I tell you about the Life House Collins Park hotel in Miami Beach. This boutique hotel delivers sophistication at an affordable price point for travelers who value world-class design, technology and efficient operations, and is just steps from The Bass contemporary art museum and Miami City Ballet. I also really enjoyed the delicious dining at its Mama Joon Mediterranean fare restaurant, and the refreshing, spritz cocktails at Mama's Bar. In Health & Wellness, we bring you a very informative article by Director of the Florida Research Institute doctor Guy Neff with important insights on the silent epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that is on the rise in Florida and across the country, including valuable tips for a healthy diet. This week's sexy cover and centerfold model is Evan Peix. Enjoy the hot pics of Evan taken by Jorge Freire from Photo Studio Miami, and if you want to see more of Evan, feel free to stop by Johnson's in Fort Lauderdale and check out the rest of his assets. Besides featuring beautiful men, we also bring you lifestyle entertainment. In Flix, film critic Alyn Darnay tells us why Bombshell is the movie of the moment and urges everyone to go see it because it's a very good film. In Arts Newsie Picks, we give you a heads up about the Broadway show Hamilton and the Celine Dion and Diana Ross concerts coming to South Florida. Happy New Year!

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irst, let me say that this is a very good film, of that there is no argument. However, it's also a film in which the brilliance of its performances is both its strongest point and its weakest point at the same time. Sound a bit strange to you? I'll bet, but then again, I just saw Bombshell and came away feeling just that way.

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SCREENPLAY BY: CHARLES RANDOLPH

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CHARLIZE THERON NICOLE KIDMAN MARGOT ROBBIE JOHN LITHGOW JENNIFER MORRISON ALICE EVE KATE MCKINNON ALLISON JANNEY CONNIE BRITTON

into the story of how several women set out to expose the sexual harassment being perpetrated by Fox CEO Roger Ailes (Lithgow), the most powerful and controversial media executive of all time, and their fight to bring him down.

Though Gretchen Carlson initially ignited the flame that would Why? Because when a perforeventually lead to the explosive mance is spot on and you lose ousting of Ailes from the Fox the performer's identity to the newsroom, it's Megyn Kelly's role, you start playing a peak-aconversion into the crusade that boo game of trying to see the ac- makes up the bulk of the story. tor through the role. So good are Theron's amazing performance the actor's performances here, here is about as good a porso fine the make-up, lighting, and trayal of a living personality as camera work, so familiar and you're ever going to see on or off identifiable the characters being the screen, and is the best reason portrayed, that you keep watchto see this movie. ing to see where Charlize Theron or Nicole Kidman appears Add to that the incredible permomentarily outside her role. formances by Kidman, Lithgow, Robbie, and McKinnon and you This, unfortunately, takes you out get a hard film to pass up. It's of the movie's storyline, if only destined to garner a few Oscars. momentarily, and drops you into reality. Then you have to play Just how Jay Roach was able catch up to drop back into the to blend it all together and fantasy. It's jarring, a little unsetcome out with this kind of major tling and puts you off balance accomplishment is a testament no matter how good this story to good direction, and although truly is. And this is a timely and you can't stay totally involved important story that probably with the story, it's still top-notch needs to be told right now. entertainment and pure fun to watch. Here's the storyline… My take… Bombshell is the Centering on news anchorpermovie of the moment. Splendidly sons Megyn Kelly (Theron) and crafted, delightfully entangled, Gretchen Carlson (Kidman), and beautifully enlightened. Bombshell is a revealing look Don't miss it. BOMBSHELL Rating: 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) Rated: R

(for sexual material and language throughout)

Running Time: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Alyn Darnay is a film critic; feedback is encouraged at adarnay@wiremag.com. 8 WIREMAG.COM #26 2019


ARTS NEWSIE PICKS By Michael Bustamante

CELINE DION, HAMILTON, DIANA ROSS Photo by Joan Marcus. Provided by Adrienne Arsht Center

Hamilton February 18 - March 15 Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami arshtcenter.org Celine Dion Courage World Tour January 17-18 AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami aaarena.com Celine Dion's Courage World Tour heads to AmericanAirlines Arena for two magical nights on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. Don't miss the chance to see a true star and enjoy hits like "The Power of Love," "It's All Coming Back to Me," and everyone's favorite, "My Heart Will Go On."

Diana Ross March 12-13 The Fillmore Miami Beach 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach fillmoremb.com American pop singer and actress Diana Ross, winner of a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, will be at The Fillmore Miami Beach this spring. The icon, whose career began as the leader of the Supremes, will be performing her biggest hits including "Endless Love," "Upside Down," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

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Prepare to be teleported back to the era of the Founding Fathers, as told by America now. This iconic Broadway show blends hiphop, jazz, blues, rap, and R&B into one incredible experience. Join in and find out for yourself why Hamilton is highly revered by critics. Get your tickets sooner rather than later because they are very coveted.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

By Guy Neff, M.D., M.B.A., Director of the Florida Research Institute

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WITH EARLY DETECTION & LIFESTYLE CHANGES You Only Have One Liver The best approach is to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, including aerobic activity, such as walking and weight-bearing exercise to burn carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to enable the liver to function more efficiently. Small changes in body weight can have a significant impact on liver health. Even as little as three percent weight loss can improve insulin resistance and metabolism; five to seven percent weight loss can improve fatty liver disease and inflammation; and as high as ten percent weight loss can improve inflammation and scarring in the liver. It's also important to avoid alcohol, particularly if you have pre-existing liver disease.

Follow These Tips For A Healthy Diet: • Avoid excess sugars, hydrogenated fats, fast foods, and packaged and processed foods. • Only shop around the edges of the grocery store to avoid the aisles and freezer sections. • Processed foods from a box, bag, bottle, can or fast food window may not be your best choice for health. • Eating healthy whole foods, with a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet, is the best way to avoid fatty liver disease. Talk to Your Doctor About Liver Disease Ask your doctor during your next physical or upcoming appointment about liver screening and learn as much as you can about how to avoid liver disease, especially if you are obese or have diabetes. FibroScan, for example, is a two-minute screening that can offer a quick estimate of your liver's fat content and stiffness. It can be performed in the doctor's office as part of an annual exam and is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Test scores provide instant results your primary care physician can use to monitor changes in your liver health, to refer you to a specialist or recommend additional assessments if needed.

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hile many people opt to live in Florida to enjoy the benefits of clement weather and opportunities for more time outdoors, residing in the Sunshine State is not a guarantee for a healthier, thriving lifestyle. What many Floridians may not know about is a silent epidemic of liver disease that is on the rise not only in Florida but also across the country. It's called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and it's the most common type of liver disease in the Western world – associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. In fact, Florida has the 13th highest obesity rate for young people ages 10-17, and the overall obesity rate is up from 11.4% in 1990 to 28.4% in 2018. This data foreshadows the looming impact of liver disease as a significant health issue sooner than anyone could have predicted.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2019 ARENA WE PRE-PARTY The Hangar 11 p.m. 60 NE 11th St., Miami urgemiami.com Start your New Year's celebrations early at the Arena WE Pre-Party with DJs Sergio Ramirez and Nina Flowers.

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THE LAST T-DANCE Palace Bar 5 p.m. 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach palacesouthbeach.com Enjoy The Last T-Dance of 2019 at Palace, while dancing to beats by live DJs and drag performances by Ebonee Excel, Akasha O'hara Lords and Shanaya Bright. Party starts at 5 p.m. No cover. #26 2019 WIREMAG.COM 17


Bid adieu to 2019 by starting your day at Palace's Sunnyside Up Brunch with tasty food, stiff drinks and great drag performances. Seating 12:30-3:30 p.m. Hosted By Danyel Vasquez. CARNAVAL FANTASY NEW YEAR'S EVE The Manor 9 p.m. 2345 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors themanorcomplex.com Celebrate the New Year in true carnaval style as The Manor presents Carnaval Fantasy, featuring DJ Tony Moran. Enjoy a live Times Square simulcast, and much more! Guests will be delighted by Debbie Holiday performing her hits "Dive," and "Joy Sounds." Premium bottle service is available. Get your tickets at showclix.com/event/ manornye2020, or at The Manor box office, 11 p.m. - 4 a.m. GAYTHERING FOR NEW YEAR'S Hôtel Gaythering 5 p.m. - till closing 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach gaythering.com Revelers will gather at South Florida's favorite gay hotel to celebrate the arrival of 2020 starting with Hoppy Hour, 5-9 p.m., with $5 well drinks. The party will continue into the first of the year with a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. GEISHA IN THE CLOUDS AT SUGAR Sugar, EAST, Miami 8 p.m. 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami sugar-miami.com Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Sugar, EAST, Miami's rooftop restaurant and lounge located on the 40th floor. A Geisha will bring the countdown to 2020 at Sugar's rooftop oasis, where attendees will view fireworks from all angles thanks to the amazing views of Miami. Dance the night away to beats by DJ Unomas as you make a toast to the New Year. For table reservations and more information, contact nye@swirehotels.us. 18 WIREMAG.COM #26 2019

NYE GLAM 2020 CELEBRATION Palace Bar 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach palacesouthbeach.com Ring in the New Year with some of the hottest men in South Beach. Hosted by Tiffany Fantasia with drag performances by Shanaya Bright, Daniel Vasquez, Kalah Mendoza, Joanna James, Akasha O'Hara Lords, Poizon Ivy, Elishaly D'Witshes, Olga Dantelly, and Yeisa Jovovich; and music by DJ Cesar Hernandez. Packages start at $95 per person for a three course prix fixe dinner that includes a glass of champagne. You can also enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $195. Seatings at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. JONAS BROTHERS NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020 Fontainebleau Miami Beach 9 p.m. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach fontainebleau.com/nye The Jonas Brothers head to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for an unforgettable night at the resort's legendary oceanfront poolscape. The grand party will have Kevin, Joe, and Nick performing hits from their chart-topping albums. According to President & COO of Fontainebleau Miami Beach Philip Goldfarb, "Year after year, Fontainebleau hosts some of the most over-the-top New Year's Eve celebrations in the world." PHOTO BY PEGGY SIROTA

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LIV PRESENTS: MARSHMELLO NYE LIV Nightclub 9 p.m. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach livnightclub.com Ring in the New Year at LIV Nightclub, deemed "one of the top nightclub venues in the world," partying alongside Marshmello. Proper dress attire required. For table reservations, call 305.674.4680 or email vip@ livnightclub.com. NYE & NYD WITH SOLOMUN + JAMIE JONES Club Space 11 p.m. 34 NE 11th St., Miami clubspace.com Miami's world-renowned nightclub, synonymous with dance music, will ring in the New Year with Solomun and Jamie Jones. Located in the Entertainment District of Downtown Miami.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2020 CLIMAX NEW YEAR'S DAY Woodside (2nd Level) 7 a.m. 8 West Flagler, Miami urgemiami.com Celebrate the first day of the year with gorgeous men dancing at Climax New Year's Day to exhilarating music by DJs Adrian Dalera, MDMatias, and Paulo Fragoso. Advance tickets available at seetickets.us.

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STORY PRESENTS: DABABY Story Nightclub 10 p.m. 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach storymiami.com

RESOLUTION BRUNCH Palace Bar 1-4 p.m. 1052 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach Eat like a king or queen on the first day of the year, while enjoying lively drag performances by the Palace Queens. Hosted by Tiffany Fantasia. Make your reservations today at palacesouthbeach.com.

If you're looking for a high energy nightlife experience, you can say farewell to 2019 with famed North Carolina rapper DaBaby at Story. Proper dress attire required. For table reservations, call 305.479.4426 or email vip@storymiami.com.

Start your NYE celebration early at TWIST. Enjoy 2-4-1 prices on everything all day from 1-9 p.m. in the Video Pub. The remainder of the club will open an hour earlier at 10 p.m. with two floors, seven different interconnecting bars, and 3 dance floors with VIP seating available. Bring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast and video countdown with fireworks at midnight, viewable from TWIST' garden or upper observation deck. The party will go on until dawn with extended hours and serving until 7 a.m. DJ Sushiman's infectious beats will keep you dancing into the New Year. Bottle service available. "Never a Cover, Always a Groove," even on New Year’s when neighboring venues charge well over $100. Avoid the line and get to TWIST early! URGE DAY ONE Avenue 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. 8 South Miami Ave., Miami urgemiami.com

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TWIST'S NYE CELEBRATION TWIST 1 p.m. - 7 a.m. 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach twistsobe.com

Welcome the New Year once again with URGE: Day One while dancing the night away with music by DJs ABEL and Alain Jackinsky, and sexy celebrity host Rodiney Santiago. VIP tickets include express entry, a private VIP area and an open vodka bar 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. For tickets, visit urgemiami.com. #26 2019 WIREMAG.COM 19


OUT & ABOUT By John Stein

PALACE RINGS IN A RIP ROARING 2020 IN ROYAL GLAM STYLE WITH THE ROARING 20S NYE CELEBRATION

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Palace owner Thomas Donall and his famous drag queens have a lot to celebrate in the new year. Just a few years ago, no one was certain Miami's storied drag restaurant and bar would even remain. When Tom announced Palace would be relocating from its original spot at 1020 Ocean Drive, the community feared it meant the end of the long-standing entertainment mecca. At its final blowout celebration, Tom vowed to bring it back at a bigger location that has a hotel and make it an LGBTQ center. He spent months driving up and down Ocean Drive on his scooter and talking to property owners. Tom even considered spots off of Ocean Drive, but realized they wouldn't do. "If I took Palace off the Drive, it wouldn't be the same Palace," explained Tom. 20 WIREMAG.COM #26 2019

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alace is celebrating the new year in grand glitz style fit for a queen at NYE Glam 2020, taking place Tuesday, December 31 at 1052 Ocean Drive. Tiffany Fantasia will host the evening with performances by Shanaya Bright, Daniel Vasquez, Kalah Mendoza, Joanna James, Akasha O'Hara Lords, Poizon Ivy, Elishaly D'Witshes, Olga Dantelly, and Yeisa Jovovich; and music by DJ Cesar Hernandez. Packages start at $95 per person for a three course prix fixe dinner that includes a glass of champagne. You can also enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $195. Heavy rollers can order a bottle of Dom Perignon for $495.

The space he would eventually choose was one of the first locations Tom looked at. "It's perfect," he says now. "It's a much larger space with indoor and outdoor seating areas and a front patio with awnings that allows the queens to perform like never before, and our fabulous rooftop bar and pool." Palace's storied past stretches back to 1988 when Steve Palsar first opened the restaurant in a Miami Beach much different from the city we know and love today. Back then, there were no restaurants on Ocean Drive. Palace would usher in a whole new era that would eventually lead to cafes up and down the street and the strip becoming a literal runway for celebrities like Elton John, Madonna, and even royalty like Princess Diana.


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This 52-room hotel delivers an accessible luxury experience in the fast growing Collins Park neighborhood, just steps from The Bass contemporary art museum and Miami City Ballet. You will be staying in a historic streamline deco building built in 1934 by the Collins Canal. The Canal was constructed by John Collins, who colonized modern day South Beach and focused on sustainable farming and trade with the mainland. My room featured soft coastal tones and a number of items created in partnership with local Miami Beach artisans, such as custom millwork and handwoven tapestry. I also really enjoyed the fresh Revival linens, Le Labo bath products, and relaxing rain shower. During my sojourn, I had a delicious dinner at Mama Joon, which features veg-forward homestyle Mediterranean cuisine with a strong Lebanese influence from Rami Zeidan's heritage, handpicked family favorite dishes, and additional fare from Southern Italy and Greece. Mama Joon's dishes were created collaboratively with the local Miami culinary team of Executive Chef Harry Capacetti from Matador Room and Bar and Restaurant Director, Hakien Pagan, from the EDITION Hotel. "We take great pride in creating and delivering on elegant, high quality food and drinks, and seek to serve the people, not just the elite. We're really excited to partner with Rami and the Life House team to make Mama Joon an accessible experience," explained Chef Capacetti. The restaurant menu features a variety of signature dishes that are all meant to be shared and range from $14 to $32.

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I started my delectable dinner with a stiff TiCopa cocktail with mezcal, Chartreuse, passion fruit liqueur and firewater bitters; a selection of fresh Mediterranean breads; and the Mama's Mezze with a mixture of authentic and modern Mediterranean dips and dishes set in colorful ceramics that included a house labneh, house-made marinated chili feta and tabouli, falafel, fried chickpeas, beet hummus, baba ghanoush, and Aegean olives, served with za'atar manousheh. My second courses, served family style, were the Beet Salad with cucumber, heirloom tomato, feta, olives and red wine vinaigrette; Halloumi, Avocado Flatbread with seasonal herb salad; and Roasted Cauliflower with shawarma spice, delicata squash, za'atar herbs, lemon, capers, raisins and sunflower seeds. The third courses were Grilled Lamb Chops with cucumber, olives, goat cheese and mint; Za'atar Spiced Chicken with chili roasted carrots, spinach and house made spiced yogurt; and Florida Clams with leeks, lemon, chili and charred sourdough. You can enjoy Mama Joon Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the hotel's lounge until 1:30 a.m. – offering coffee and tea creations, fresh juices and local pastries at Mama's Cafe during the day, while transforming into Mama's Bar at night and serving refreshing, spritz cocktails featuring ingredients like falernum, kaffir lime and herb infused Mastika.

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