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UNCHARTED WATERS Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte opens up about life after Rio WILLIAMSON CADILLAC 1 Volume Cadillac Dealer In The USA.1 1 Based on Cadillac Sales January 2017. WILLIAMSON CADILLAC LOCATION 7815 SW 104TH St. Miami FL SALES 1-800-539-8849 Mon.-Fri. 9am - 8pm Sat. 9am - 6pm Sun. 11am - 5pm SERVICE 1-800-481-5831 Mon.-Fri. 8am - 7pm Sat. 8am - 5pm Sun. Closed 2016 General Motors. All Rights Reserved. Cadillac PHONE (305) 903-8845 stiphany.c EWM Realty International Christine stiphany Crs happy - Boogie 8221 SW 58 ST SO MIAMI AREA Acre with N S tennis court 2 Master suites one up one down soaring ceilings grand size spaces with formal LR double sided fireplace formal DR kitchen opens to FR w built-ins & cabana bath. Impact D W marble & wood floors crown molding sparkling pool w spa. 5 200 sf. 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LP 499 000 11149 SW 78 AVE PINECREST Executive Rental available immediately 4 Bedroom Office 4BA 2CG. Over 4 300sf on a quiet street close-in. High ceilings grand size rooms eat-in kitchen overlooking family rm and beautiful pool patio. Immaculate & Pristine. Offered at LP 7 400 Mo. 11199 SW 78 CT PINECREST Lowest price in Pinecrest Remodel or Build New Originally built in 1946 but updated over the years w 3BR 2BA. Gorgeous mature oak trees. Lot size 82 x 107 . Walk to great local shopping and fine restaurants. LP 465 000 7725 SW 129 ST PINECREST Estate and Probate Sale. Handyman Special 4BR Office 2BA 2CG. Over 2 900sf on 21 600sf lot. Great floorplan with loads of potential Howard Drive & Palmetto schools. UNDER CONTRACT LP 649 000 12090 SW 64 AVE PINECREST Get the most for your money Gated acre with N S tennis court Over 6 300sf under roof. 5BR Office Huge Living & Family Rm Formal DiningRm 4.5 Baths 2CG. eat-in Kitchen storage roofed patio BBQ area screened pool. 2 Master suites 1 updated BA Courtyard accordion shutters security system & more. UNDER CONTRACT 8881 SW 124 ST FALLS AREA two Houses on Acre Main house is a 4BR 2BA 2.5CG about 3 000sf. Guest Cottage is 1BR 1BA LaundryRm and has private entrance 700sf. Oversized pool w spa lighting & fountain features. David Fairchild-like garden has a medley of unique & exotic specimens. Accordion hurricane shutters. SOLD 800 000 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 3 4 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 5 FROM THE EDITOR March 2017 Back in 1993 the Miami Dolphins defense was led in spirit by a fiery outside linebacker named Bryan Cox. In addition to leading the team in tackles the third-year standout from Western Illinois University gained notoriety with his emotional outbursts including an incident in Buffalo when he flipped off Bills fans with both middle fingers. After getting into a shouting match with an official following a late-season loss one Miami sports columnist wrote that Cox desperately needed psychiatric help. The Monday after the game I asked to speak to the then-25-year-old. I was in my second year as a beat writer covering the Dolphins for Gannett News Service. Cox and I had developed a decent rapport he had been brutally candid with me in the past including some jaw-dropping revelations about growing up on the mean streets of East St. Louis--and the drug dealers who recognized his talent and helped him through college. A member of the Dolphins public relations team led me into a locker room that was empty except for Cox. He invited me to take a seat next to his locker after some small talk he began speaking in hushed tones about the letters he had been receiving that year. Hate letters from anonymous strangers. Racist attacks. Ugliness directed at his wife and children. Death threats. He reached into his locker and showed me one of the notes there was no return address but the postmark read Buffalo. The hate he said had changed him. The next day I wrote a column about my conversation with Cox suggesting among other things that armchair psychiatrists shouldn t rush to judgment without knowing the entire story. I was reminded of that interview as I waited to speak to Ryan Lochte for this month s cover story. Lochte was in town to shoot a TV commercial for South Floridabased Lifestyle was fortunate enough to gain an exclusive sit-down with the Olympic swimmer who made international headlines for all the wrong reasons at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte admits that his misadventure in Brazil changed him. But as always there s more to the story. See for yourself. And enjoy the March issue. PINECREST CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski PUBLISHER Michelle Simon Harvey Bernstein Clarissa Buch Gail Scott Michelle F. 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The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error. Kevin Kaminski Group Editor 6 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM HAZEL GOLDMAN 305-665-7383 hazel EVAN GOLDMAN 305-607-8880 evan OPENING DOORS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA PE ND IN G FABULOUS NEW PINECREST CONSTRUCTION Superb Quality & Materials w Contemporary Finishes & Design. 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Biscayne Blvd. 2505 9066 SW 73 Ct. 407 1300 Lincoln Rd. 3A 9633 SW 122 St. 15521 SW 79 Ave. 16231 SW 101 Ave. 14503 SW 77 St. 11400 Smathers Cir. 10711 SW 72 Ct. 7335 SW 130 Terr. 3140 Indiana St. 6700 SW 130 Terr. 7395 SW 133 Terr. 6300 Moss Ranch Rd. 1200 Brickell Bay Dr. 1524 7350 SW 89 St. 309S 185 SW 7 St. 4312 185 SW 7 St. 4012 7290 SW 113 St. 15211 SW 74 Ct. 430 Tivoli Ave. 10090 SW 67 Ave. 185 SW 7 St. 2009 9380 SW 174 St. 2928 SW 30 Ct. GOLDMANRESIDENTIAL.COM 305-665-7383 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM REALTY RE MAX ADVANCE MARCH 2017 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES COMING UP FOR AIR OLYMPIC SWIMMER RYAN LOCHTE TALKS ABOUT THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED HIS CAREER--AND THE LOVE THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE. 24 MAKING AUTOMOBILE HISTORY HOW THE WILLIAMSON FAMILY MADE THEIR ICONIC CAR DEALERSHIP A COMMUNITY STAPLE. 28 32 INTO THE WILD CHECK OUT A FEW OF THE EXQUISITE PIECES FROM TIFFANY & CO. S 2017 BLUE BOOK. ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 6 10 16 18 20 22 EDITOR S LETTER AROUND TOWN CULTURAL CALENDAR THE SPLURGE MIAMI OPEN BAR TALK VILLAGE LIFE 36 38 40 42 44 50 PROFILE SANTIAGO MEDINA BUSINESS MY DERMA CLINIC DINING SEASONS 52 REAL ESTATE GARDENING 7 QUESTIONS CINDY HUTSON ON THE COVER Ryan Lochte at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Broward County. This page Lochte and fianc e Kayla Rae Reid. Photos by Eduardo Schneider 8 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM A higher standard of healthcare Now open in Pinecrest We ve improved the primary care patient experience from the ground up from minimal wait times to on-site lab tests to a best-in-class care team dedicated to you. And with the opening of our new Pinecrest facility you can now enjoy that same level of quality care even closer to home. Visit to learn more. 13101 SOUTH DIXIE HIGHWAY SUITE 400 Request an Appointment Today 786-475-6499 A proud member of Baptist Health Quality Network A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence. For giving opportunities visit Foundation PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 9 Around News & Notes from the Village town Seafood and More at Deering Estate The Deering Estate at Cutler provides a variety of family activities this month. The 13th annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay takes place March 26. The festival features stilt walkers a musical parade and other live entertainment. Local restaurants serve up fresh seafood and chefs give cooking demonstrations. Children also may enjoy kid zones with activities and tastings. Tickets purchased online are 15 for adults and 5 for children or 25 at the gate. On March 12 the estate hosts its fifth annual Vintage Auto Show with Antique Automotive Club of America South Florida Region. Attendees can enjoy the variety of vintage cars on display as well as lawn games and tours of the estate. Children activities include a scavenger hunt and car races. The show is free with admission ( 12 for adults and 7 for children 4-14). Show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with food and refreshments for purchase. For more information on these events visit 10 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 9298 SW 57 AVENUE 8 BEDS 7 BATHS 1 HALF BATH 8 051 SF 79 235 SF LOT 4 575 000 6925 SW 115 STREET 5 BEDS 5 BATHS 1 HALF BATH 5 458 SF 18 750 SF LOT 2 595 000 5820 SW 97 STREET 5 BEDS 4 BATHS 1 HALF BATH 4 808 SF 35 177 SF LOT 1 999 000 6200 ROLLING ROAD DRIVE 4 BEDS 5 BATHS 3 545 SF 31 798 SF LOT 1 950 000 SALE - 9 000 LEASE LOURDES ABELLA-LEVY 305.987.2881 5790 SW 96 STREET 5 BEDS 3 BATHS 6 004 SF 37 461 SF LOT 1 750 000 9030 SW 68 AVENUE 3 BEDS 2 BATHS 2 CAR CARPORT 2 854 SF 15 336 SF LOT 1 050 000 TOP 250 AGENTS IN AMERICA BY VOLUME RANKED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 2016 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE 2016 JO-ANN FORSTER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ESTATE AGENT ONE SOTHEBY S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1430 S. DIXIE HWY SUITE 110 CORAL GABLES FL 33146 305.778.5555 JOANN UNIQUEHOMESOFMIAMI.COM W W W.UNI QUEHOM E SOFM I AM I .COM MMXIV ONE Sotheby s International Realty licensed real estate broker. Sotheby s International Realty is a licensed trademark to Sotheby s International Realty Affiliates LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. The information contained wherein is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 11 around town Nuts for Doughnuts Miami s sweetest shops come together for Donuts on March 30 at MAPS Backlot (342 NW 24th St. Miami) 6-10 p.m. Sample more than 14 000 doughnuts from South Florida s best shops including Jupiter Donuts Mojo Donuts Circus Eats and Crave Clean which compete for the Golden Donut Award. Local food trucks provide savory food and nonalcoholic beverages. The event also benefits United Way. General admission tickets ( 35) include unlimited doughnut samples and two beer tickets from Concrete Beach Brewery. VIP tickets ( 65) include complimentary bar access to air-conditioned facilities and hour-early entry. To purchase tickets visit event 1400087-2017-donuts-miami. Community Unites for Relay The Village joins Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay for the seventh annual Relay for Life March 18 from noon to 11 p.m. at Coral Reef Park (7895 SW 152nd St.). The event which has raised more than 700 000 in the past seven years supports the American Cancer Society and honors survivors. It features food games and bounce houses with a carnival theme as well as entertainment from cheerleaders and bands. Activities include karaoke a silent auction tent a luminaria ceremony and a survivor celebration. To find out how to contribute visit pinecrestfl or RelayForLifePinecrestPalmettoBayCutlerBay. For information email event chair Ceil Fitts at ceilfitts Going Going Gone PHOTOS BY DQFilmsMedia Miami Palmetto Senior High School is holding a Luck O The Panther silent auction online March 13-20. The school is in need of musical instruments 3-D printers uniforms pads and helmets for the football team and funds to send students to national competitions. Auction items include wellness classes tennis lessons attraction tickets and more. Business sponsorship opportunities are available and individuals may view items and participate at charityauctionstoday. com auctions lucky-to-be-a-panther-1166. For information contact VIP auction chair Linda Dwyer at lindadwyerfl or 203.668.2640. 12 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM email eric PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 13 around town Miami Cancer Institute Opens Miami Cancer Institute recently opened at Baptist Health South Florida. It is the third member (and only Florida member) of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance a collaborative initiative that guides community providers toward state-of-the-art cancer care. The center is a hybrid academic-community model that consolidates outpatient clinical services and clinical research. Later this year the institute will become the first Zinner cuts the ribbon at the Miami Cancer Institute s opening ceremony with cancer proton therapy center in South Florida making it one survivor Mia Caleca Miller. Also pictured (from left to right) are cancer survivors of 24 centers in the world that offer the treatment. The Maritza Milian Deborah Bradford Cindy Barbara and Mike Nones. treatment is precise enough to target cancer cells without damaging healthy tissue. edge technology and pioneering clinical research to South Florida Baptist Health South Florida s goal is for the institute to including access to Memorial Sloan Kettering s world-renowned be known for advanced clinical research state-of-the-art technology clinical trials and standards of care says Michael J. Zinner the and exceptional patient experience. institute s founding CEO and executive medical director. Miami Cancer Institute brings new treatment options cutting- Councilmember Appointed to Committee Pinecrest councilmember James McDonald recently was appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities 2017 transportation infrastructure and services federal advocacy committee. The committee develops policy positions on transportation issues such as safety planning and funding. McDonald will help form these positions and advocate for cities and towns before Congress. I am honored to serve as vice chair of the committee and have the opportunity to work on national issues that impact Pinecrest and Miami-Dade County McDonald says. It is important that local governments voices be heard in Washington. I look forward to working with other elected officials from around the U.S. toward solutions to our transportation and infrastructure needs including federal funding. And the Winner Is ... One of Pinecrest s own was a winner at the third annual Pinecrest Gardens Environmental Contest Art of the Garden--Extraordinary Everglades. Haley Glassman of Palmetto Middle School earned first place in the grades 7-9 category. She won a 400 prize as well as 1 000 for her school. Hayley create a mixed-media piece with cellophane magazine clippings and plastic six-pack rings to show the negative influence of human activity on nature. She completed the piece as part of her art class taught by Gail Schaefer. When I heard that she won I was ecstatic. Hayley was ecstatic Schaefer says. She s been honored at the school and kids were giving her high fives and thumbs up. I am so proud of her. 14 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM APPR OACH AB L E E L E G A N C E TIMELESS DESIGN 95 MERRICK WAY - 3RD FLOOR - CORAL GABLES FULL-SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN JENNY MITSCHELEN 786.714.4027 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DECDENBAYSIDE.COM Z Miami Indulge Your Gourmet Vices Be your best you Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat No Surgery. No Downtime We offer fillers and injectables. Jeremy Weinberger M.D. FACS Heidi Schuler ARNP-BC MSN 305-255-5551 FOUNDATION 8353 SW 124th Street Suite 206 Miami FL 33156 miamicenterforaesthetics 786.565.5309 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 15 3 Best BETS Il Volo This young Italian trio has taken its unique brand of operatic pop all over the world touring with Barbra Streisand competing in the Eurovision Song Contest filming PBS specials and earning two Latin Grammy nominations along the way. At this concert they honor The Three Tenors with Una Notte Magica performing the hits that have inspired their own careers. When April 1 8 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 36 Info International Orchid Festival Relish in the beauty and grace of more than 10 000 orchids at the 15th staging of this annual festival. Enjoy tea and scones with live music as well as lectures on orchids and several food vendors. When March 10-12 Where Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Tickets Adults 20 children 15 Info PINECREST GARDENS HIGHLIGHTS SHELLY BERG A two-time Grammy Award nominee jazz pianist Shelly Berg has worked with several renowned jazz vocalists including Nancy Wilson Patti Austin and more. He performs as part of the South Motors Jazz Series with the Frost Concert Jazz Band. When March 11 8 p.m. Tickets 25 and 30 THE SOLIS BRAVO BAND Guitarist Carlos Solis returns to performing after a 30-year hiatus. The guitarist combines big band bossa nova jazz and R&B with 10 award-winning musicians. When March 18 8 p.m. Tickets 35 IN THE HEIGHTS Before Lin-Manuel Miranda gained international fame for the smash Broadway hit Hamilton he won a Tony Award for writing music and lyrics to In the Heights presented by the Miami Acting Company. The score combines hip-hop salsa merengue and more to tell the story of the residents of the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. When March 23-26 Tickets Adults 30 seniors 25 students 20 children 15 Julio Iglesias The Spanish singer is the bestselling Latin artist in music history. During his 50-plus years in the spotlight he has sold more than 250 million albums. In addition to shattering multiple music records Iglesias has recorded in 14 languages including duets with other industry icons. When March 24 8 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 75 Info RAMBLING STRING BAND Part of the Family Fun Concert Series this performance of original American string music will delight children and parents. When March 31 8 p.m. Tickets Adults 15 12 seniors 10 children 16 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM CORAL GABLES ST. PATRICK S DAY FESTIVAL other A&e highlights Everyone s a little bit Irish at the 37th annual celebration of the Emerald Isle s culture. With entertainment from singers and dancers the family festival includes traditional food and drinks as well as children s activities and crafts. When March 11 8 30 p.m. Where Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park Tickets Free Info Festival.html MIAMI HEAT FAMILY FESTIVAL The 20th annual music and food festival celebrates Miami s people and places with the theme Miami Made. Try food from South Florida restaurants interact with Heat players and meet Burnie the mascot. The event benefits the team charitable fund SafeSpace and Jackson Memorial Foundation s Guardian Angels. When March 18 noon-3 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Online ticket purchase deadline is March 16 individual tickets 300. Info heat FLORIDA GRAND OPERA BEFORE NIGHT FALLS Based on the memoir of Reinaldo Arenas the opera follows the Cuban poet s persecution by the Castro regime his struggles as a political prisoner and his arrival to the United States on the Mariel boatlift. When March 18-25 Where Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets Starting at 25 Info PROGRAM FOUR Featuring George Balanchine s Who Cares -- danced to memorable Gershwin tunes -and Divertimento No. 15 along with one of Paul Taylor s best-loved works Arden Court. DRY POWDER This Sarah Burgess play originally was performed off-Broadway by Claire Danes and John Krasinski. The story follows the PR nightmare that plagues Rick after his company lays off workers and he throws an engagement party in the same week. When March 25-April 23 Where GableStage at The Biltmore Tickets Starting at 45 Info West Palm Beach March 17 - 19 Miami March 31 - April 2 Ft. Lauderdale April 8 - 9 Tickets available from 20 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director FESTIVAL SOUTH MIAMI FOOD WINE AND SPIRITS The festival offers seven pavilions to explore the worlds of fine wine craft spirits and of course food. Sample the best of South Miami s restaurants enjoy craft beer from Florida and beyond and take in musical performances and cooking demonstrations. When April 1 & 2 Where Sunset Drive between US 1 and SW 58th Avenue Tickets One-day tickets starting at 69 two-day tickets 150 Info JENNIFER LAUREN AND JOVANI FURLAN IN WHO CARES CHOREOGRAPHY BY GEORGE BALANCHINE THE GEORGE BALANCHINE TRUST. PHOTO ALBERTO OVIEDO. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 17 THe splurge Holding Court BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON Don t miss out on a chance to experience everything the Miami Open has to offer The lowdown Seeing some of the biggest stars in tennis at Key Biscayne for the Miami Open is priceless. It s a fan s dream to have Grand Slam greats in our own backyard--the Williams sisters Venus and Serena rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and the recently knighted Andy Murray. But to experience the Miami Open like a true insider is the ultimate ace. The details One of the luxury packages offered includes an opportunity to stand on center court before a match and toss the coin to see which player serves first (Mastercard price 2 500 general pricing 2 750 for a package for two that includes the toss escorted access through the VIP entrance and tournament credentials two 100-level box seats and lunch or dinner in the exclusive Collectors Club). Or sit in your own courtside box traditionally reserved for celebrities and VIPs (Mastercard 2 700 general pricing 2 970 which includes the same access as the coin toss plus a set of two 100-level box seats for any other match). For ladies interested in wearing it as well as the tour s most stylish players do consider an Audemars Piguet Millenary in rose gold ( 23 900). It s a tribute to Serena Williams who wore the diamond watch during January s Australian Open in which she won her modern era-record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Courtside gentlemen may sport the choice of Roger Federer whose Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR (approximately 10 000) nicknamed Batman because of its black and blue bezel was on display when he hoisted the men s trophy in Australia for his 18th Grand Slam singles win. When where March 20 April 2 Tennis Center at Crandon Park 7300 Crandon Blvd. Miami 18 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Wendy Levy-Jackson Adam Levy Jennifer McDonald Levy Maria E. Escagedo Evelyn Alfaro Jodie Mesa 12651 S. Dixie Hwy 101 Pinecrest FL 33156 MIAMIHOMESANDLAND.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 19 B A r ta l k FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH SERVES UP A DAIQUIRI AS LEGENDARY AS THE HOTEL Pursuit of Perfection T hough there s some dispute that Ernest Hemingway actually said Write drunk edit sober there s no doubt that the writer loved to drink. Like his work one of his signature cocktails has endured to become a classic the Hemingway daiquiri which the writer would request when he traveled to Cuba s El Floridita. He was a diabetic so he couldn t really have sugar says Syed Ali director of food and beverage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4441 Collins Ave.). He would call it a Papa Doble--take the sugar out and double the rum. He also added a little bit of grapefruit juice and a little bit of Luxardo Maraschino to give it some floral notes. No offense to Hemingway but Ali knew the daiquiri had room for improvement. That daiquiri is really tart and very dry he says so we tweaked it a little bit hence the name Perfect Hemingway. Available at StripSteak by Michael Mina the Perfect Hemingway Daiquiri surprises some customers because of Ali says the daiquiri s undeserved reputation as overly sweet. The secret is two kinds of rum--a white rum and a dark rum that Ali describes as a beautiful caramel oakey rum that lends body and depth. And of course there s more sweet stuff. The result is bright and acidic with grapefruit undertones that are softened by sweetness. Hemingway I think would appreciate this drink as well because it keeps the spirit of the drink alive but also makes it palatable for a much bigger segment of the population Ali says. The daiquiri does double duty bringing Old Florida history to life and celebrating the legendary Miami nightlife that locals and visitors expect from the hotel. In Florida you want to drink something that s uplifting and bright but with our proximity to Cuba and Key West everything s also a little nostalgic and ties into Hemingway and the Rat Pack Ali says. These guys were drinking this drink when Cuba was open and hopefully more people will have a chance to go to the bar where they still have the Papa Doble. --KEREN MOROS PERFECT HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI 3 4 ounce Diplomatico Reserva Blanco rum 3 4 ounce Diplomatico Reserve Exclusiva rum 1 2 ounce grapefruit juice 1 2 ounce simple syrup 1 teaspoon Luxardo Maraschino 1 Amarena cherry for garnish 1 lime wheel for garnish Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into coupe glass and garnish with lime wheel and Amarena cherry. DIRECTIONS INGREDIENTS Discover HUMANBEINGWELL.COM NOW OPEN IN CORAL GABLES AS HUMANS WE WANT TO BE HEALTHY AND WHOLE ESPECIALLY AFTER A CANCER DIAGNOSIS Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with a new location in Coral Gables at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center brings the expertise of more than 300 world-class multidisciplinary cancer experts who offer innovative treatments and groundbreaking clinical trials to fight your cancer. We invite you to experience a new approach to being well. 5555 Ponce de Leon Boulevard Coral Gables Florida 33146 305-689-5555 village life 22 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Wild Ride The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition also known as The Youth Fair is not only an annual tradition of fun and family-friendly activities but also South Florida s largest charity event. Organized by a nonprofit association that works to promote education and agriculture it displays and rewards the achievements of local youths while providing entertainment a petting zoo vendors and carnival rides for families. This year s Youth Fair is open daily March 23-April 16 except for March 27-28 and April 3-4 at Tamiami Park (10901 SW 24th St. Miami) its home since 1972. General admission is 10. For information visit or call 305.223.7060. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 23 COMING UP FOR AIR After a tumultuous summer in Rio champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is taking life one lap at a time BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER n attractive young woman has lost her balance and tumbled into the pool at David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie. As fate would have it a 12-time Olympic swimming medalist is there to save the day. He snags her phone as she s falling in and notices a credit card past due alert flashing on her screen. Instead of jumping in the man who ranks second only to Michael Phelps for most overall medals in U.S. men s Olympic history tosses her a life preserver with an online logo emblazoned on it. It looks like you could use some financial help you should check out the shirtless man says into a camera as a commercial crew of some 20 people remains quiet on the set. They re all about second chances--and everyone deserves a second chance. For Ryan Lochte these waters are both familiar and uncharted at the same time. A On the one hand the 32-year-old is no stranger to endorsement deals that play off his considerable prowess in the pool. On the other Lochte is new to commercial spots that hint at the international controversy last summer in Rio de Janeiro that cast him as persona non grata in Brazil and as an embarrassment back home in the States. In addition to working with Debt. com the Broward-based business that offers one-stop shopping for personal finance and debt solutions Lochte also signed with PowerBar to star in its clean start campaign-- this after losing endorsements with the likes of Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren in the aftermath of Rio. If the events of the past six months are still weighing on the broad shoulders of the 6-foot-4 Lochte it doesn t show on this day. He s kind to a fault with people on and off the set who approach him for selfies or autographs. He s visibly happy to be working on one of the commercial 24 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM AD Ryan Lochte and his fianc e Kayla Rae Reid PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 25 setups with his fianc e former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid--who unknown to anyone at the JCC is pregnant with the couple s child a boy due in June. And despite warnings from his handlers that he will not discuss the incident at a Rio gas station that resulted in a 10-month suspension from the International Olympic Committee the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming Lochte openly talks about the life-altering episode--often without prompting. The more celebrity you have the more you re under the microscope he says. It s a bigger picture bigger than just the swim community. The world is watching. You have to be on top of your game at all times. I didn t really [understand] that until after the fact. And it was a shocker. You have to be more aware of your surroundings. Now it s just time for me to put on my grown-up pants and start being more mature. Love Conquers All Lochte is sitting at a makeshift lunch table in a JCC room typically reserved for child care. There s a break in the action while the crew prepares for the next concept an office situation that has Lochte lightly reprimanding his fianc e for breaking a phantom company s dress code. No more teeny tiny dresses he will say after which Reid thanks Mr. Lochte for the second chance. If there s a silver lining in the clouds that formed over his 2016 it s Lochte s relationship with Reid which started last January. The two had exchanged pleasantries on the dating app Tinder but didn t meet until literally running into one another in a VIP room at Bootsy Bellows the 1960s art deco-inspired nightclub in West Hollywood California co-owned by David Arquette. We both did a double-take and then we reached out and held hands--like we didn t want to let go of the moment says Lochte who has ties to Fort Lauderdale through his agent Jeffrey Ostrow. It sounds like something out of a movie but it really happened that way says Reid 25 a model who was Playboy s Playmate of the Month in July 2015. We hung out the next day and talked for hours. I didn t date athletes they have that reputation as party boys and players. So I thought he wouldn t be my type. Until I met him. He was 100-percent different than I assumed he would be. Reid found Lochte to be surprisingly sensitive endearing and fiercely loyal. He cares so much about the people he loves she says. He ll do anything for them. From the beginning both spoke about being ready to settle down and start a family. Lochte invited her to spend time with him on weekends during his pre-Olympic training. And then both flew to Rio--Reid to be with her boyfriend and do some work for a bikini company Lochte ultimately to claim his sixth Olympic gold as part of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team. When trouble began for Lochte and swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen following a night of drinking that bled into the morning of Aug. 14--including an initial allegation by Lochte that the group had been robbed at gunpoint by men with police badges and on the flip side claims from Brazilian authorities that the swimmers had vandalized an advertising sign and urinated in public--Reid stood by her man. When Lochte started to feel like the most hated person ever after admitting that he exaggerated the initial story Reid implored him to keep his head up and stay positive. When someone you love goes through something you go through it too Reid says. That was the hardest thing seeing him so down. I kept him off social media every time he picked up his phone I would take it away. I didn t want him reading that stuff and having it get into his head. I didn t want all the good things he s done in life to be forgotten just because he made one mistake. I knew if I was going to lose her it was going to happen after Rio Lochte says. But she was there by my side the entire time. I knew then that I had to hold onto her forever. 26 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I nish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. In the months that followed a USA Today Sports investigation of official reports and surveillance footage concluded that the framework of what Lochte said was true. The swimmers were detained at a gas station by an armed security guard who flashed a badge they were held at gunpoint by guards and forced to pay money for damaging a sign. A Brazilian judge also told the newspaper that the actions of the guards that night may have been illegal. The longest break I ve ever taken from the pool in all those years was maybe a month Lochte says. Especially for an athlete you re beating up your body. It takes a toll. It got to the point about a year before the Olympics where I was just drained. I didn t want to swim. I wasn t happy. But it was an Olympic year so I couldn t just give up. It s no surprise then that he s made peace with the 10-month suspension that will cost him an opportunity to compete at this summer s World Championship meet in Budapest. The break he says came at the right time in his life. He proposed to Kayla following a helicopter ride to the top of a canyon in Malibu where he had a table with Champagne flowers and chocolate strawberries waiting. He s ready to be a father (the couple will marry after Reid gives birth). He s working to put Rio into perspective. And he s gradually rediscovering his passion for the pool. It s a process that started of all places during his time last fall on ABC s Dancing With the Stars a two-month stint that began with antiLochte protestors rushing the stage after his first performance. The one thing I learned about myself from that show was that no matter how hard someone knocks me down I can keep getting back up Lochte says. There were certain points especially in the beginning of the show where I had reached the lowest point of my entire life. I didn t want to go out. I went to bed and didn t care if I ever woke up. I was depressed. I was sad. I was hurt. And I was embarrassed. But I kept coming back to the dance floor and stepping into that limelight. And I kept fighting. I m so glad I did. I m such a better person now than what I was heading into that show. So yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I finish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. Sink or Swim For the past 24 years Lochte says swimming has been everything in his life. Since qualifying for his first Summer Olympics in 2004 the University of Florida graduate has trained nonstop for a steady run of major competitions amassing 90 combined medals (54 of them gold) in various international championships. But as he started preparing for his fourth Olympics he noticed something was missing. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 27 The Williamsons Trae Carol and Ed 28 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Celebrating 50 years Williamson Cadillac Buick GMC has staying power in Miami BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON LEAD PHOTO BY ALL-STAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAKING AUTOMOBILE HISTORY sked to recall some of the most memorable times in the 50-year history of Williamson Cadillac Buick GMC Ed and Carol Williamson certainly have their share of stories but there is one that stands out. It was 1992 and the family-owned automotive business had two dealerships at the time Williamson Cadillac on North Kendall Drive and another in Homestead where they sold Pontiacs Mazdas and Cadillacs. There was a store next door Ed explains. It was made mostly out of wood. Well when Hurricane Andrew came through it came apart. It totaled every Cadillac every Pontiac every Mazda and every used car Ed says. The entire inventory was totaled. I should ve called in a bulldozer and knocked the buildings down and sold the land. But he didn t. They decided to make good use of the space because they had no cars to sell and as Ed puts it there wasn t anyone in the market for a new car after the devastating hurricane anyway. So they set up barbecue grills and cooked lunch for employees and their families every day. Carol remembers the truckloads of food water diapers and dog food that came from General Motors dealers around the country. We made a little grocery store out of the showroom Carol says inviting the community in to take whatever they needed. They let insurance companies set up in the A showroom and the National Guard took up residence in their parking lot. It s the Williamson way. There are few true homegrown business and community leaders who are as warm genuine and extensively involved in the community in addition to their tremendous generosity as Ed and Carol Williamson former Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner says adding that the couple rarely says no to sponsoring an event. The Williamsons believe it s their duty as good neighbors. The couple s son Trae who is a partner in the business and president of Williamson Automotive--and the self-designated CEO chief emotional officer --says running a family business brings responsibility with it. The idea is not that we are the big bosses here Trae says. We re servants to the people who we work with because we want them to be servants to the people who come in the door. And that s how we behave. Carol says it was Trae who coined the company slogan Treating you like family has made us No. 1. FAMILY MATTERS Trae who is working on an interdisciplinary doctorate in psychology and management at University of Miami can practice what he preaches to the students enrolled in courses he teaches in management psychology and PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 29 Williamson Cadillac opened on North Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall in 1967. strategic management at the university s School of Business Administration. I can bring stories from here into the classroom and then bring modern management principles here he says. Trae who moved back to Miami in 2002 after practicing law in Los Angeles where he specialized in intellectual property and entertainment law represents the fourth generation of Williamson in the car business. After a stint as general manager he decided to split his time between the dealership and the university. Yet there are days all three Williamsons are in the building. Ed the chairman and CEO jokes the only thing separating Carol the treasurer and partner and him is the executive washroom. Their second-floor offices are only a few feet away. I set up the offices so I can see what he s doing she says jokingly adding that they ve been married almost as long as the Williamson family has been in the car business. It will be 49 years this year she says. Neither of them have plans to retire anytime soon. When she s not in the office which she says is rarely Carol spends her free time practicing yoga. Years ago it was tennis but I ve burned out on that she says. She enjoys her charity work serving on numerous boards--including one that is especially important to her. A breast cancer survivor diagnosed in 2007 she devotes much of her time to the Patient Family Advisory Council at Baptist Health Breast Center s Miami Cancer Institute. Ed plays golf a day or two each The current Williamson Cadillac Buick-GMC dealership is located on a historic site. 30 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTOS BY ALL-STAR PHOTOGRAPHY Williamson Automotive sells Buick GMC and Cadillac at its Miami-Dade location. In January 2017 Williamson was the No. 1 dealership for Cadillac sales in the country. week but he says the dealership is part of my identity and it s what I know the most about. He too serves on boards and doesn t shy away from getting involved in issues he deems important. Lerner calls Ed a strategic partner with Pinecrest South Miami and the city of Miami. She cites his advocacy in the opposition to Florida Power & Light s plan to run a power line along U.S. Highway 1. [He] even attended public hearings to speak out with the rest of the community when few other local businesses had the courage and conviction to do so Lerner says. Ed believes advocacy and philanthropy is a mindset. The Williamsons are advocates for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community and in 2007 Carol and Ed received the People for the American Way of Miami s Guardian of Equality Award for their efforts against discrimination. Their involvement in the community is constantly evolving. We don t just live and work here Carol says. We make a point to be very involved. Ed prides himself on the customer base he s built saying 33156 is a great ZIP code to do business in. Celebrating 50 years of Williamsons in the auto business is a tip of the hat to George Williamson Sr. who built Williamson Cadillac on North Kendall Drive across from Dadeland Mall in 1967. Trae says they have no plans of slowing down. We re tripling our footprint he says. In 2014 they bought the A1 Fargo Warehouse immediately north of the current dealership s location where they ve expanded their service department and created more room for inventory. Ed says being in the car business in Miami for decades has taught him how to operate in the most diverse business community in the world. And he wouldn t trade that for the world. Their Favorite Cars Carol She drives a midsize Cadillac XT5 crossover but she really loved her Hummer when Williamson owned a Hummer dealership. Trae He drives a Cadillac ATS. I live in a condo so I can zip in and out quite easily. As a sustainably oriented person I have to say I m excited about what s happening with the hybrid and plug-in electric movement and GM is on board with that. Ed I m driving the new Cadillac CT6 and it s the best-riding car I ve ever had. His favorite car was the 1962 Pontiac GTO he drove from his dad s dealership when he was growing up in Lake Wales. It was a good time for Pontiac he says. They had some good muscle cars. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 HISTORY IN THE MAKING Part of their pride is where they show up to work every day--the current dealership is located on a site important to Miami s history. When Henry Flagler built the Overseas Railroad he used this property as a staging area. It later became the site of Dadeland Farm and Garden Supply Ed says. The property was then bought by the Davidson brothers who built Davidson Lumber which was torn down in 1981. They bought the site from Stanley Davidson in 1997 and built the dealership at SW 104th Street and U.S. Highway 1 in 2001. The 2001 groundbreaking on SW 104th Street for Williamson s new dealership. 31 Into the WILD Lifestyle presents a first look at some of the coveted pieces from Tiffany & Co. that are featured in its 2017 Blue Book themed The Art of the Wild All prices available upon request Necklace in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds 32 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Nature at its grandest evolutions and in its most intricate designs is the great inspiration for The Art of the Wild. -- From the 2017 Blue Book Necklace in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold with tourmalines and diamonds Brooch in 18-karat yellow gold with colored gemstones and yellow and white diamonds PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 33 Ring in 18-karat yellow gold with a green tourmaline diamonds and tsavorite stones Bracelet in yellow gold with colored gemstones 34 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with yellow and white diamonds Those interested in the oneof-a-kind pieces featured in the 2017 Blue Book may visit one of the South Florida Tiffany & Co. locations listed below and speak to a store representative. Tiffany & Co. will fly requested pieces to that store for review. (Visit for additional information.) Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour 305.864.1801 Town Center at Boca Raton 6000 Glades Road Boca Raton 561.362.4334 See It Now Bracelet in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds S Medina next to his 9-foot-tall stainless-steel sculpture LIFE a permanent installation at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston Metal with a Message PINECREST SCULPTOR SANTIAGO MEDINA CREATES ART WITH A PURPOSE BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON antiago Medina began studying for a professional art career at age 5 in Colombia. As with his grandfather and great-grandfather Medina was trained as an artist in the atelier system a European practice in which young artists serve apprenticeships with art masters. He worked after school and on weekends in the studio of master painter Dora Ramirez at her art institute in Medina s hometown of Medellin. Medina s great-grandfather Emiliano Mejia was a photographer and painter in Colombia in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His grandfather Rafael Mejia Uribe also was a painter but his profession was as a pediatrician in Colombia. Medina s father Jorge Medina Gomez was a physician and radiologist. Art and medicine flowed through Medina s blood. It was up to me to decide what I wanted to do Medina says. Medina lives most of the year in Pinecrest where he has his main art studio. (He also has a shared space in Milan Italy and another studio in Medellin). He did pursue his art but also received medical training following in his father s footsteps as a radiologist then took the training one step further. He realized that he could use 3-D medical imaging to add another dimension to his artwork and it was sculpture where the imaging could really have an impact. For me it was easy to imagine a twodimensional painting in 3-D and that was because I had this additional training on the medical side Medina explains. He continually has explored using advanced medical imaging technology such as computerized tomography (or cross-sectioning) and MRI to scan his sculptures. Medina says the technique enhances the appeal and form of the work. It s a way to bring powerful artistic expression technological sophistication and physician sensitivity to my artwork Medina says. He started to create traditional sculpture using bronze and clay and employing the imaging technique but the experience that made a lasting impression was meeting sculptor Anish Kapoor in London. Kapoor s public installation Cloud Gate in Chicago s Millennium Park is one of the world s most famous stainless-steel sculptures. I visited his studio around 2003 or 2004 then I was hooked. The mirrored images which reflected in the shiny stainless steel gave even more life to his sculptures. The sculpture is never the same at any time. Because the surface has a mirrored finish it changes according to the weather light or people around it. He s also discovered a way to make the 36 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM ot PEACE a 12-fo lit up pink sculpture ess for to raise awaren ncer. breast ca sculptures fluid in other ways using colorful LEDs that can set the mood of the works. Currently six stainless-steel sculptures are part of Art in the Gardens inside Pinecrest Gardens. The exhibition has been more than satisfying for the artist in many ways. He says he was able to fuse what is so important in his work--having the sculptures become monumental tributes and bringing stainless steel to life. Among the works placed around Pinecrest Gardens two of his sculptures Hope and Friendship are in the Steven Sotloff Memorial Garden which honors the work and memory of the Pinecrest journalist who was slain by the Islamic State group in 2014. For the installation at the memorial Medina wanted to breathe life into the sculptures to commemorate Sotloff. The artist explains that he synchronized colored light-emitting diodes that shine on the sculptures to simulate a breathing pattern. Slowly the lights change colors Medina says. They have this pattern much like waves coming in and out of the shore. I wanted to symbolize life and the movement that life and nature provides. I wanted to do something to enhance the memorial. He was granted permission to place the sculptures in the garden by Sotloff s parents Shirley and Arthur. I wanted to do something that would enhance the memorial. They have been pleased with the way it looks he says. The four other sculptures were paired specifically with parts of the garden. The installations--with tropical plants around--are to be an extension of the gardens Medina says. Artistically they should seem as if they are growing out of the garden--as if they were part of it. Colored LEDs are adjusted through a mobile phone application and projected on the sculptures. He says the lights are powerful enough that they can be seen day or night. However at night they appear completely different he says. The sculptures included in the Art in the Gardens exhibit are his outdoor monumental sculptures which are between 9 and 13 feet tall. His smaller sculptures are between 6 and 9 feet tall. Medina continues his work as a radiologist while furthering his artistic endeavors so he can stay in touch with the human side. He s also always learning more about the imaging technology so he can develop what he describes as cutting-edge sculptures. Art needs to be pleasant to the eye but once you have something that is this interactive it takes it to the next level he says. That s what I bring from my experience as a physician. WHERE Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Red Road exhibition located at the entrance to the Meadow WHEN Through this month COST General admission 5 seniors (65 and older) 3 INFORMATION 305.669.6990 or PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 ART IN THE GARDENS 37 business Caption Margaret Haley A Pinecrest clinic offers state-of-the-art beauty treatments that enhance customers confidence BY CLARISSA BUCH Beauty Changer 38 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM OCTOBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Christie Estrada medical aesthetician Margaret Haley and Dr. Constantine Kitsos supervising medical director and board-certified plastic surgeon T o Margaret Haley self-care is powerful. It s moments like helping a soon-to-be-bride clear up scarring or a stressed workaholic lighten her complexion that affirms why she opened My Derma Clinic nearly 10 years ago. As owner of the Pinecrest medical spa Haley helps dozens of clients take better care of themselves. From eliminating sunspots and repairing broken blood vessels to more luxurious treatments such as massages injectables and facials her business offers a variety of procedures. There s always been many hair and nail salons in the area she says but hardly any day spas. I wanted to create a space that is welcoming and not outrageous price-wise ... something that could keep Pinecrest locals close to home. As a former lawyer Haley was new to the world of beauty and became licensed as an aesthetican massage therapist and electrologist. Opening My Derma Clinic began as an investment for her. But once Haley realized the concept could change her life it gradually became her life s mission. People say I look better now she laughs. But in all seriousness it really did change my lifestyle. I lost weight and I got a lot healthier. I was first drawn to the concept as someone who needed it and now I want to bring it to as many people as possible. Haley describes the clinic as providing a way to age gracefully and a place that is more than just a spa. The full-service facility has a medical director and nurse practitioners. The licensed therapists also provide massage modalities including Swedish reflexology and hot-stone variations. Haley is enthusiastic about using stateof-the-art devices which explains why she was the first to bring the Venus Freeze--a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that firms skin and reduces wrinkles--to Pinecrest. I want to make treatments available that aren t very widespread she says. We were the first to offer a salt room in Pinecrest which is used to help people with sinus issues and allergies. One of My Derma Clinic s most sought after treatments is CoolSculpting a nonsurgical fat-reduction procedure that targets trouble spots resistant to diet and exercise. It completely offers permanent and lasting improvements she says. But it s not for everyone. For the right candidate it s perfect. Before beginning a treatment such as CoolSculpting or the Venus Freeze a practitioner discusses goals hopes and insecurities with first-time and long-time clients to give each one personal attention. Clients are shown an array of photos with varying degrees of success and are vetted to confirm that a treatment will be beneficial. We work with clients lifestyles and budgets she says. We re not going to recommend a peel if a client is always out on a boat in the sun. We try to set very realistic expectations with our patients. Haley is proud of My Derma Clinic s affordability too. Our peels start at around 75 she says. The technology is here the accessibility is here and the prices are highly competitive. We often price things on a case-by-case basis. We never sell things for the sake of selling. As someone who has lived in the Pinecrest area for more than 20 years Haley was one of the first to bring a leading medical spa down south as opposed to Coral Gables or Miami Beach where many are concentrated. All of my life is spent between 136th Street and 88th Street she laughs. Most people stay in this area when they live here. We needed a place like this. Though she caters to locals Haley attracts clients from across Miami-Dade County including Homestead and Miami Lakes. When you look better you feel better she says. But we also tell clients to not get obsessed. It s important to maintain a balance and to not be so critical. As My Derma Clinic journeys into another decade of both beautifying outer appearances and uplifting inner selves Haley finds comfort in helping others this is what I was meant to do. MY DERMA CLINIC 8517 SW 136th St. Pinecrest 305.253.4772 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 39 DINING Asian-glazed Chilean seabass 321 Miracle Mile Coral Gables 305.442.8552 SEASONS 52 A Menu for Every Season The restaurant chain serves up new upscale offerings BY GAIL SCOTT Blackened steak and blue cheese flatbread I have always considered the 43-location restaurant chain Seasons 52 a healthier option for upscale dining with low-calorie meals and small desserts that allowed indulgences without the guilt. It s the reason I was intrigued by the menu changes at a recent dinner on Miracle Mile. The new Seasons 52 still promotes lean eating and its offerings tend to be more health-conscious but it is no longer about calorie counts under 500 calories. It s about high-quality dining in a great atmosphere. The restaurant aims to bring the best of the season to your table. Its menu changes quarterly to exploit the growing seasons and the fisheries but there are tweaks every week (hence the 52 in its name) to take advantage of the vegetables fruit and herbs and everything else purveyors currently offer. Seasons 52 has a secret cocktail called a Botanical Buzz. It is a refreshing drink made with Prairie organic vodka and garnished with a buzz button a flower that you eat before imbibing. It definitely makes your taste buds dance. The flower looks like a daisy and has some medicinal qualities to it. A restaurant can have exquisite offerings but if service is subpar it really doesn t matter. Luckily our server made our evening memorable with excellent service and knowledge about the menu the restaurant itself and wine. We enjoyed the blackened steak and blue cheese flatbread with our cocktails. Our chef brought an amuse-bouche of tuna tartare which hit the right notes and had interesting textures. 40 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM From top The bar at Seasons 52 Mediterranean hummus duck wing lollipops Next we sampled a delicious new appetizer--a burrata board served with caramelized bosc pears prosciutto and honey with a touch of balsamic vinegar. This inspired dish was set off by a crisp Markham chardonnay. Another interesting appetizer is the duck wing lollipops served with an Asian chili glaze. Paired with a Pacific Rim gew rztraminer the complexity of the dish was impressive. We also tried its take on hummus which is crunchy salty and served with crackers. Entrees were sea scallops with butternut squash risotto and broccolini--a satisfying delicious dish at 500 calories. We also sampled one of the chef s suggestions Asianglazed Chilean seabass with forbidden rice snow peas and shiitake mushrooms. The starchy black rice was formed into a round flavored with ginger and garlic and perched with sea bass. Both the fish and the rice were outstanding. The rice is protein-rich and part of the lean menu it has more protein of any other type of rice. One thing that hasn t changed is the mini indulgences. These shot glasses filled with decadent desserts are not to be missed. We tried the Key lime pecan pie and chocolate peanut butter torte. Everyone had a different favorite although the pecan pie was high on everyone s list. At around 300 calories everyone can partake in these sweet treats. The Coral Gables location is intimate and the restaurant has a club feel with comfortable booths and tables. It offers many private dining experiences including the 12-seat chef s table. Parking was a breeze with the valet located right in front of the restaurant at a reasonable 5. Orlando-based Seasons 52 has evolved into a better version of itself. The food is even more seasonal and richer in flavor and with more than 100 wines by the bottle and 52 by the glass you can pair your food to your heart s content. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 41 r e a l e s tat e With features for both fun and relaxation these homes provide year-round vacation-style living at around 3 million. Vacation Living 10301 SW 65th Ave. Listing price 3 150 000 Listing agent JoAnn Roberts Coldwell Banker 305.215.7653 Specs 7 199 square feet 7 bedrooms 8.5 baths A foyer leading to an octagon-shaped living room with a 30-foot ceiling is the first of this Mediterranean-style estate s amenities. Other details include marble floors and inlays arched windows elegant columns and stepped ceilings. Relax with second-floor balconies a breakfast area and covered terrace and a pool and spa--all of which add to the summerhome feel. A separate guest house and studio apartment within the house offer privacy for guests visiting during their own vacations. Plus the home is only a mile from Pinecrest Elementary School. 42 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 6190 SW 102nd St. Listing price 3 150 000 Listing agent Marilyn Cromer Avatar Real Estate Services 305.301.3462 Specs 8 647 square feet 7 bedrooms 7 baths Enjoy perennial luxury with this gem designed by Chris Fergis. The gated and walled estate is enhanced by a porte cochere grand foyer with volume ceilings a four-car garage and a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area. The pool area features a slide and a whirlpool bath while a putting green tennis court and barbecue provide outdoor fun--all surrounded by the beauty of oaks and lush landscaping. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 43 gardening Caribbean Plants for South Florida BY HARVEY BERNSTEIN S outh Florida and the Caribbean have much in common including similar weather patterns--sunny winter days warm wet summers and hurricane threats. Because of geographic proximity a considerable number of South Florida s native vegetation originates from Caribbean plants. Additional species were brought here through regional trade. It s not surprising that many plants from our geographic neighbors make outstanding contributions to our gardens. Some are quite common but others should be better known. The variety of suitable ornamentals is enough to plan a spectacular garden exclusively of Caribbean plants. Not all Caribbean plants are appropriate choices however. Some are found in areas with specialized soils that are high in toxic metals or on rich volcanic slopes that receive frequent rain or in swamps. Others can be weedy and threaten our natural plant communities. Here are a few good suggestions Frangipani Plumeria obtusa is a small- to medium-sized tree from the Caribbean and Mexico. Numerous cultivars and hybrids have been developed with colorful flowers that often are fragrant. (Think citrus mango peach coconut and other delicious scents.) In the wild frangipani grows in seasonally dry and rocky areas. It s fairly drought-resistant and doesn t need much coddling. It drops its leaves before winter and doesn t need supplemental watering until growth resumes. Several anthurium species found in cultivation come from Caribbean islands. The big birds-nest types used in landscaping are sometimes hybrids of Anthurium hookeri a Caribbean species. A different group of species and cultivars with large dark green heart-shaped leaves with prominent light-colored venation also are worth finding. These plants aren t grown for their flowers but for their exquisite foliage. Give them partial shade even moisture and a sheltered location that protects them from wind. Whether growing in the ground or a pot they appreciate some coarse bark mixed with the growing medium to provide better drainage and gas exchange around their roots. The Caribbean region also is home to some of the world s most distinctive and beautiful fan-leaved palms. The many Copernicia species from Cuba the Coccothrinax and Thrinax species found on various islands--all do well in South Florida. The Overtop Palm Syagrus amara from the Lesser Antilles is handsome easy to grow and highly storm resistant. It does best when planted in our typically alkaline soils if given occasional applications of 8-2-12 palm fertilizer. Flame of Jamaica Euphorbia punicea is a large shrub or small tree related to poinsettias that is found exclusively on its namesake island. It grows slowly to a maximum of 12 feet or so with a somewhat open elegant shape. Intensely red bracts surround the flowers. Liking good drainage and little winter water it s one of the glories of the Caribbean. Harvey Bernstein is the horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. 44 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM KEEPING PINECREST COOL SINCE 1986 9760 East Indigo St. Palmetto Bay FL 33157 Ph. 305.256.9099 Contractor license CMC057088 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM FEBRUARY 2017 45 r e s ta u r a n t l i s t i n g s EARLS KITCHEN BAR AMERICAN. With plenty of talent and plenty of soul this not-so-ordinary burger and beer joint has a lot to offer. The global menu with modern versions of ethnic cuisines makes it stand out from the competition. ld Mon-Tue 11 30 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed 11 30 a.m.midnight Thur-Fri 11 30 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 7535 N. Kendall Drive 2510 Miami 305.667.1786 JAPANESE. This tiny place across from Evelyn Green Park is a Pinecrest staple big on takeout featuring the best ginger dressing salads and the house specialty shellfish. l Mon-Fri noon-2 30 p.m. d Mon-Thur 5 30-10 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 5 30-11 p.m. Sun 5-10 p.m. 8225 S.W. 124th St. Pinecrest 305.238.8462 SAKURA SHADDAI GEORGE S ON SUNSET FRENCH AMERICAN. This hot spot is funky and upbeat with an excellent brunch friendly service and tasty drinks. Try some of the delicious standouts such as truffle pasta tuna tartare escargot and beef carpaccio. LEBANESE. Hidden in the corner of a strip mall Shaddai serves authentic Lebanese dishes that have guests begging for more. ld Tue-Thur 11 a.m.-9 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 30 p.m. Sun noon-8 30 p.m. 9519 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 786.401.7714 ITALIAN. Its cuisine is full of simple unforgettable dishes that keep regulars coming back. The casual finedining atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening or celebrations. ANACAPRI CUCINA ITALIANA ld Mon-Tue noon-10 p.m. WedThurs noon-11 p.m. Fri noon-midnight Sat 10 a.m.-midnight Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 1549 Sunset Drive Coral Gables 305.284.9989 georgessouthmiami. miami MITCH S WESTSIDE BAGELS TOO INTERNATIONAL. This establishment serves traditional global comfort foods with a focus on fresh quality ingredients and a fun social atmosphere. b Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-1 p.m. TOWN KITCHEN & BAR l Tue-Fri 11 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. d TueThur 5-10 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 5-11 30 p.m. Sun 5-9 p.m. 12665 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.232.8001 AMERICAN. Enjoy New York-style bagels sandwiches and traditional deli offerings with gourmet coffees made to order quinoa and a full selection of salads. Spacious with easy parking. l Sun-Sat 11 30 a.m.-4 p.m. d Sat 5 30-11 p.m. Sun 5 30-10 p.m. Mon 5 30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues-Fri 5 30-11 p.m. 7301 S.W. 57th Court South Miami 305.740.8118 TWO CHEFS CONTINENTAL. This Pinecrest landmark is the brainchild of chef Jan Jorgensen whose invented cuisine changes every week with a new menu. SEAFOOD. For the past 40 years it has been serving the freshest seafood house-made specialties and an awardwinning wine selection. ld MonThur 11 30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 5-9 p.m. 9625 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.666.5979 CAPTAIN S TAVERN RESTAURANT bl Daily 6 30 a.m.-3 p.m. 12729 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.233.2377 THE MUFFIN TIN RESTAURANT AMERICAN. You ll always find fresh hand-baked muffins and Southern hospitality at this mom-andpop restaurant owned by Mike and Mary Mabjeesh. bl Daily 6 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. 12655 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.235.9020 l Mon-Fri 11 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. d Mon 6-9 p.m. Tue-Sat 6-10 p.m. 8287 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.663.2100 ITALIAN. With a cocktail and wine bar and a classy atmosphere this restaurant offers delectable desserts and classic takes on Italian favorites. ld MonThurs noon-11 p.m. Fri-Sat noon-2 a.m. Sun noon-10 p.m. 5894 Sunset Drive South Miami 305.763.8004 IL VAPORETTO SEAFOOD STEAK. The use of fine ingredients and the freshest premium seafood and steaks-- not to mention seamless service--elevates this restaurant from good to great. DEVON SEAFOOD STEAK RED FISH GRILL b Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. l Sat 11 30 a.m.-4 p.m. d Mon-Thur 5-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. Sun 4-9 p.m. 11715 Sherry Lane Kendall 305.275.0226 46 MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM SEAFOOD. Enjoy fresh fish at one of South Florida s most romantic restaurants. Housed in a historic building on the beach it offers gourmet dining in a unique setting. d Tue-Fri 6-10 p.m. Sat-Sun 5-10 p.m. 9610 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables 305.668.8788 INEXPENSIVE MODERATE EXPENSIVE Meals under 15 Meals under 30 Meals under 50 b BREAKFAST l LUNCH d DINNER ... 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Prepares students for college and beyond Flexible schedule allows students to pursue individual interests and talents Supportive innovative and social environment Personalized learning approaches Founded by proven South Florida private school educators Locations opening in Miami and Coral Springs August 2017 888-688-5147 For upcoming open house dates visit our website Grades 6-12 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 49 questions with CINDY HUTSON Executive chef owner and consultant Ortanique Restaurants INTERVIEW BY GAIL SCOTT 1 How did you get started in the restaurant business I never went to culinary school. I was really thrown into the restaurant business in November of 1994 by my partner Delius Shirley. I had always loved cooking and at the time I was between jobs. He asked me if I wanted to go into the restaurant business. I said yes thinking I would be front of the house having fun with the guests. That was not his intention he threw me into the kitchen. I cried just about every day thinking I was horrible at this working so many hours. About three months in USA Today wrote a review [of her restaurant Norma s on The Beach in Miami Beach and gave it kudos]. I then stopped crying. What role has your family played in your success My children were very young when we started. They grew up in the business coming to work after school every day. Each of them has worked for us at one time or another but it was our daughter Ashley who took it more seriously. She has been an amazing asset to the restaurant first being my personal assistant and then doing the social media working her way to assistant general manager and now general manager. Although she prefers front of the house she is a rock star in the kitchen too. My sister Kathy is the event and party planner. Along with Delius and I it really is a family affair. 2 5 3 What does your signature phrase Cuisine of the Sun mean to you It means seasonally fresh ethnically driven and anything under the sun I feel inspired to cook. Miami s diverse cultures and my travels are the reasons I create dishes from all over the world. What is your favorite dish that you have created I don t really have a favorite. I have been creating for many years. I make a Blue Mountain Coffee and cocoa crust with a cherry chipotle and agave glaze that is killer on many different proteins. It elevates the flavor of salmon short ribs or any steak lamb or pork. I even did a cauliflower steak with it for a vegan who came to dine. I would say the fan favorite is a toss-up between my double bone-in Niman Ranch jerked pork chop with guava rum sauce and tropical fruit flamb or pan-saut ed black grouper with Bacardi Limon sauce. MARCH 2017 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM What can you say about your involvement with the Baptist Cancer Institute I was just honored by the invitation to be the culinary ambassador of the Miami Cancer Institute. They have asked me to create a menu for the caf and patients getting treatment using some of the healthy Cuisine of the Sun flavors such as fresh ginger turmeric and super fruits. I am just beginning to create new recipes with miracle fruit from Miracle Fruit Farms in the Redlands such as salad dressings Popsicles and candies. The fruit coats your taste receptors turning acidic or sour things sweet. Hopefully these items can eventually be used to relieve the metallic taste associated with treatment. What is something no one knows about you I used to sportfish for a living. When I first moved to Miami from New Jersey I got my six-pack [charterboat] captain s license and a 28-foot Bertram and headed to the Keys. 6 4 7 What s the best part of living in Pinecrest Pinecrest was where I bought my first house. I lived on an acre in a four-bedroom four-bathroom home. I paid 119 000 for it divorced my first husband and sold it for 195 000 a year and a half later. I moved to Kendall but always wished I would have kept that house. Now it has been renovated and sold for 6.3 million. Delius and I bought in Pinecrest again in 1997. The value in Pinecrest keeps growing. It is also a great neighborhood to raise kids. 50 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM MARCH 2017 51 WHERE THE FITTEST SURVIVE IT S NO SURPRISE THE BEST IS EXPANDING. 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