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Louis Aguirre returns to South Florida with perspective on his broadcasting journey BACK WHERE HE BELONGS WILLIAMSON CADILLAC Treating You Like Family Has Made Us 1 ILLIAMSON CADILLAC WilliamsonCadillac.com 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 2 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM ILLIAMSON Christine Stiphany CRS PURE SOUTH FLORIDA Angela mase & Ashley Scoates Realtors T 305.903.8845 EWM Realty International christine puresouthflorida.com 12751 S Dixie Highway Pinecrest FL 33156 www.puresouthflorida.com -yager 17520 SW 89 AvENUE PAlmETTO bAy NEW lISTING Great opportunity in Palmetto Bay 4BD 2Ba and 2-car side-entry garage. Located on a nice street close to schools and parks. Formal living room with vaulted ceiling & formal dining room. 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Walk to fine dining and entertainment www.2843SBayshoreDrive4b.com The highest priced sale was 7 400 000 (Congratulations PIONEER INTERDEVELOPMENT for this record breaking sale ) 175 Days on Market was the average PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 3 4 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Clients Love to Drop Our Name Knowing We ll Never Drop Theirs. As the preferred luxury real estate brokerage to the world s most discerning clientele Brown Harris Stevens has a client roster filled with names you ve heard before. But you ve never heard them from us. From New York to the Hamptons Palm Beach and now Miami Brown Harris Stevens offers absolute discretion in the sale of the world s most distinguished residences. How do we continually attract the most admired and productive agents in town By offering them the tools technology support and autonomy they need to build lasting client relationships. Luxury has been our neighborhood since 1873. Let us show you around. Distinguished Real Estate Since 1873 CONNECT WITH THE WELL CONNECTED BHSMiami.com Connect 833.BHS.MIAMI N E W YOR K THE HAMPTONS PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 PA L M B E A C H MIAMI 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES RIGHT AT HOME 40 LOUIS AGUIRRE BRINGS PERSPECTIVE TO HIS RETURN TO LOCAL 10. 44 DAY TRIPPER THE DIPLOMAT REALIZES ITS POTENTIAL. 46 8 10 14 16 18 20 22 24 28 30 THAT S LIFE ELIOT WEISMAN DISHES ON HIS YEARS AS FRANK SINATRA S MANAGER. ALSO IN LIFESTYLE EDITOR S LETTER AROUND TOWN LIFESTYLE SPOTLIGHT CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS BAR TALK GARDENING REAL ESTATE 5 QUESTIONS SHELLY BERG DINING STUBBORN SEED MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT S NEW ART MUSEUM COVER TOC CREDITS Cover TOC Louis Aguirre Photography by James Woodley Shot on location at WPLG studios in Pembroke Park 6 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM HAZEL GOLDMAN 305-665-7383 hazel goldmanresidential.com EVAN GOLDMAN 305-607-8880 evan goldmanresidential.com OPENING DOORS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA 0 D 0 0 CE 00 DU 5 0 RE D CE CE PR I RE DU CE D SO L BOATER S PARADISE AS GOOD AS IT GETS 625 Reinante Avenue 5 599 000 179 Feet of Prime Water Frontage Huge 26 100 Sqft Lot in Old Cutler Bay Nice Existing 5 6 P 2-Car Large Boats Welcome PR I NE PINECREST MEDITERRANEAN MASTERPIECE 5940 SW 108 Street 3 299 000 2007 Hollub Built 6 7.5 6-Car P Motor Court Summer Kitchen BBall Court Movie Theatre & More RARE 2 ACRE PINECREST ESTATE Subdivide Tear Down or Renovate Existing House Contains Generator N-S Tennis Court Impact Glass Guest House 6200 Montgomery Drive 2 599 000 GORGEOUS DEERING BAY LIFE 13643 Deering Bay Drive 146 999 000 Nicely Updated 3 3 Condo w 2750 SqFt Wood & Porcelain Flrs Impact Glass Plantation Shutters Wraparound Balcony Amazing Views Amenities Galore EXCLUSIVE PINE BAY ESTATES SOUTH 7350 SW 153 Street 999 000 Updated 5 4.5 Pool 2-Car w 5000sqft Split Plan Roving Wackenhut Security in HOA NEW ROOF Large Kitchen Spacious Pool-Patio DECADENCE IN THE SOUTH GROVE 4128 Pamona Avenue 899 000 Fully Updated 3 2 Split Plan W 2000 Sqft 2012 Roof Wood Flrs Built-Ins & More PE N D IN CENTRAL PINECREST VALUE 11625 SW 69 Court 799 000 Nicely Kept 4 3 2-Car 3000 Sqft Family Home Lush 18K Sqft Lot Quiet Street G SA LE TOP OF THE LINE PALMETTO BAY BEAUTY 15501 SW 79 Avenue 699 000 Fully Updated w Marble & Porcelain Flrs Electric Shutters New ACs 2012 Roof Moldings & More 4 2.5 P 2-Car Marble Pool-Patio Features Built-In BBQ & Expansive Yard AFFORDABLE PINECREST SINGLE FAMILY 13050 SW 82 Court 599 000 Lovely 2006 Renovation 3 2 P 2-Car Impact Glass Marble & Terrazo Flrs French Doors Quiet Street w Nice Marble Pool-Patio & Yard GOLDMANRESIDENTIAL.COM RE MAX ADVANCE REALTY 3 0 5 - 6 6 5 - 7 3 8 3 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 7 Editor sLetter PINECREST editors letter Kevin Kaminski Group Editor kkaminski lmgfl.com hen we first discussed photographing Louis Aguirre the longtime Deco Drive anchor who is back in South Florida at WPLG Local 10 it felt like we might need to hold a lottery to determine who would attend the shoot. Whether it s his matinee-idol looks or the discernible air of cool he so comfortably wears-- an intangible that recalls one of Aguirre s early inspirations ABC news anchor Peter Jennings-- people want to be in his orbit. But what impresses me about the former host of the nationally syndicated entertainment show The Insider has more to do with a quote by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Aguirre doesn t just buy the ticket he takes the ride. Better still he finds the nuggets of wisdom in those experiences. It s a theme that runs throughout the vignettes in our cover story on the afternoon anchor at Local 10. Case in point Aguirre s wanderlust has taken him all over the world with friends and family as well as for work. Last summer he dove into the shark-infested waters of Tahiti for The Insider as part of a behind-the-scenes look at Discovery Channel s Shark After Dark series with host Eli Roth. That episode opened his eyes to the plight of a population being diminished by alarming numbers due in large part to the tens of millions of sharks killed each year for their fins. Another episode his recent trip to Kenya opened his mind to an even deeper connection. I read a lot of spiritual books and part of that involves the idea that there is a molecular thread that binds us to the giraffe the monkey the lion a blade of grass. Intellectually I grasped that. But when you re in Africa you feel connected to all of life. I understood that I am life that is life and we re all part of this beautiful journey. It s the most resonant experience I ve ever had. Enjoy our story on Louis Aguirre as well as the rest of the January issue. And Happy New Year W GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Clarissa Buch Nicole Chavannes CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Alejandro Heredia Photography James Woodley ART DIRECTORS Alexander Hernandez Frank Papandrea Evelyn Robles PUBLISHER MICHELLE SIMON msimon lmgfl.com ADVERTISING DIRECTOR DAN FUDGE dfudge lmgfl.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER OMAR MERCADO omercado lmgfl.com ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle lmgfl.com GEORGETTE EVANS gevans lmgfl.com SHARI GLATTER sglatter lmgfl.com DEBBY GOLD dgold lmgfl.com LINDSAY MALPICA lmalpica lmgfl.com ROBERT MANNE rmanne lmgfl.com SHARI MORGAN smorgan lmgfl.com LANDON WRIGHT lwright lmgfl.com DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Mariann Marinberg MARKETING COORDINATOR Stephanie Muniz CHAIRMAN Gary Press CONTROLLER Josh Wachsman LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. 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Black-out dates The holiday and summer for 2018 Holiday March 25th thru April 8th November 18th thru November 25th and December 16th thru January 5th 2019. Summer June 8th thru August 31st. Offer subject to change without notice. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 9 Around News & Notes from the Village town How Sweet It Is 10 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTOS COURTESY OF KATIE GIBBS Miami has a new reason to scream. The Museum of Ice Cream recently opened its fourth location at the Faena District 3400 Collins Ave. Its other locations are in New York which opened in summer of 2016 Los Angeles and San Francisco and they ve been visited by a half-million people. Museum founder and creative director Maryellis Bunn chose Miami to celebrate the city s diversity and its culturally inclusive environment. Housed in a four-story building designed by OMA the museum invites visitors to embrace their imagination and creativity and sample delectable treats. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday. Tickets are available online only for 38 a person at museumoficecream.com. Know When to Hold Em Art at the Gardens Pinecrest Gardens artist-inresidence Xavier Cortada continues to display work at the Gardens. His solo exhibit Epoch which portrays life over the past 500 million years runs through Jan. 14 at the Hibiscus Gallery. A group exhibit Aqua The Miami River Project will be dedicated at noon Jan. 21. The exhibit inspired by Cortada s 2010 Miami River Project proposal runs through Feb. 19. More recently Cortada Bet Shira Congregation hosts its 14th annual Charity Poker Tournament Feb. 4 12 30-3 30 p.m. The tournament benefits the wheelchair repair fund of The Advocacy Network on Disabilities which coordinates services for people with developmental disabilities. All ages may play for a 20 donation. The event includes raffles prizes food and drinks. Bet Shira is located at 7500 SW 120th St. To donate to the cause or learn more visit anodpokertournament. myevent.com. Celebrating Art More than 200 artists display their work while attendees enjoy a culinary corner live music and a kids zone at the Coral Gables Festival of the Arts. The free event is Jan. 27-28 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Alhambra Circle between Ponce De Leon Boulevard and Le Jeune Road. For information visit coralgablesartfestival.com. celebrated the 10th anniversary of his ritualistic piece Longitudinal Installation by unveiling a replica of it. The sculpture will be on permanent display at the Gardens. The piece is participatory and invites guests to recite quotes from 24 people around the world whose lives have been impacted by climate change. Cortada previously set up the original at the South Pole in 2007 and the North Pole in 2008. All Mapped Out HistoryMiami Musuem hosts the 25th anniversary of the Miami International Map Fair Feb. 3-4. View more than 100 antique maps and map dealers. Speakers include author and map historian Chet Van Duzer author and map collector Neal Asbury and history professor Neil Safier. Fair hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. HistoryMiami is located at 101 W. Flagler St. For ticket prices visit historymiami.org mapfair. A piece from Epoch. The Splendor of It All Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts the seventh annual Splendor in the Garden Luncheon and Fashion Show Jan. 16 10 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. It honors seven philanthropists and includes a fashion show presented by Ken Downing senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus. The event also includes a garden tour and Champagne reception. Tickets start at 300 email Susannah Shubin at sshubin fairchildgarden.org. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 11 AroundTown Palmer Trinity Takes the Stage Twenty-six members of Palmer Trinity School s Junior Thespian Troupe participated at a district competition with 12 of the students receiving the highest ranking of superior and 14 receiving the second-highest excellent ranking. Three students also received the school s first Critics Choice awards Corbin Berg Ava-Riley Miles and Lucia Fernandez de los Muros (pictured). Gulliver Students Sign Up Gulliver Preparatory held a ceremony to celebrate five student-athletes who have committed to playing collegiate sports. Baseball player Adrian del Castillo committed to the University of Miami track and field athlete Jazmyn Smith to Northern Illinois University swimmer Miguel Cancel to the University of Florida swimmer Marcella Ruppert-Gomez to Harvard University and swimmer Alicia Mancilla to the U.S. Naval Academy. Get Ready for Polo The Beach Polo World Cup returns to Miami Beach Jan. 4-7 at W South Beach (2201 Collins Ave.). The world s largest beach polo tournament includes a women s cup and a charity match supporting The Bass Museum. Expect well-known Miguel Cancel Adrian del Castillo Alicia Mancilla Marcella Ruppert-Gomez and Jazmyn Smith players such as Nacho Gonzalez Ricardo Mansur Juan Bollini and others as well as off-site evening events. General admission is free for competitions and the retail village. Concessions will be available. Visit miamipolocup.com. The Big Bang PHOTOS COURTESY OF BEACH POLO WORLD CUP Frost Science Museum hosts Big Bang Sonic Odyssey Jan. 20 8 p.m.-midnight. The fundraiser features cocktails samples from local restaurants and entertainment by Irie The Love Below and the Frost School of Music. The event also includes a virtual reality experience and installations. Tickets are 150. Visit frostscience.org event big-bang-sonic-odyssey. Be Inspired The village recently launched its Inspire Pinecrest Community Conversation campaign to encourage residents to lend their voices to the topics of local interest. The second conversation in the series takes place Jan. 25 6 p.m. at Evelyn Greer Park. The third is Feb. 27. Find out more at pinecrest-fl. gov InspirePinecrest. To share your thoughts on village issues email inspirepinecrest pinecrest-fl.gov. 12 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO COURTESY OF GULLIVER M A K E 2018 TH E YEAR YOU MOVED INTO YOUR NEW HO M E NEW YEAR. NEW YOU. New Home 5761 SW 107 STREET PINECREST 7BR 7.5BA 8 150 SF POOL GATED 2 875 000 10270 SW 58 STREET MIAMI 7BR 6.5BA 7 894 SF 50 000 SF LOT 8777 SW 62 COURT PINECREST 4BR 4.5BA 4 628 SF BEST SCHOOLS 13160 OLD CUTLER ROAD PINECREST 5BR 4BA 3 383 SF PRIVATE ENCLAVE 1 799 000 - New Price 1 595 000 1 295 000 WENDY LEVY-JACKSON 305.389.2999 CALL OR TEXT Wendy MiamiHomesAndLand.com ADAM LEVY 305.389.3959 CALL OR TEXT Adam MiamiHomesAndLand.com MiamiHomesAndLand.com PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 13 Adyant Khanna in India Liquid salvation BY CLARISSA BUCH A high school junior from Pinecrest brings running water to a village in india T his past summer Adyant Khanna a junior at Miami Palmetto Senior High School led a mission in India to provide clean water to more than 1 000 residents in three different villages. My family is from India and I ve visited there for as long as I can remember he says. It s impossible not to notice the poverty all around. Over a period of four weeks Khanna spent about 10 hours a day installing water pumps across central India s Bundelkhand region. Before his trip Khanna raised 14 000 through family and friend donations which he used to purchase supplies including solar panels tanks and pipes. Khanna used the equipment to install well pumps that pushed water into storage tanks accessibly located for villagers. Water is a basic necessity for all humans and it is involved in so much of our everyday lives he says. Women in these villages would walk for miles just to get clean water. Through installing the pumps I was able to literally see water flow into people s homes. To provide a sustainable source of clean water to hundreds of households Khanna worked with engineers and produced project proposals that detailed his budget and sources of funding. Since Khanna says he has gained a deeper understanding about solar panels storage tanks pipe laying and excavations. I learned so much he says. I learned more about myself as a leader. I also learned about engineering and how to create a system and how to adapt it into a community. To develop a sense of ownership Khanna collected small contributions from locals which were used to help fund the project. He also asked residents to help him build and install the pipeline. I wanted to make sure that this project was sustainable he says. And I also wanted to make sure they felt like it was their own. Khanna who led the effort largely on his own developed partnerships with local field workers who still keep him updated on the progress of the water pipes. They send me photos of the projects often he says. The pumps are powered by solar energy so it s very sustainable. Since I left it s helped provide better sanitation and reduced illnesses. It also has given the women more time to spend with their families and children. Instead of walking nearly two hours to retrieve water Khanna s installations allow families to fulfill their daily needs in less than 10 minutes. Water gives these villages tangible results he says. It s unbelievable. Khanna will return to India this summer and install more pumps. He also plans to form a nonprofit organization to collect more donations and provide water for additional villages. India is my second home he says. What I did has been a success so far and now it s about impacting and providing water to as many people as I possibly can. 14 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM THEY RE LIKE A RED FLAG IN FRONT OF A BULL Don t miss unlimited Florida Stone Crab for one low price every Monday evening. Direct from our traps to your table in hours. You can t fake fresh. Here s to hos pitality. MIAMI 777 Brickell 305 579 0035 www.trulucks.com PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 15 3 Shakira Best BETS Beaux Arts Festival of Art With her distinctive voice and swiveling hips the Colombian star has reached global fame and cemented her place in the music world. With multiple Grammy Billboard and MTV Video Music awards under her belt more than 1 billion YouTube views and hits in both Spanish and English the singer shows no signs of slowing down. Her 11th album El Dorado features collaborations with several artists and reached No. 1 on iTunes charts in 37 countries. When Jan. 12-13 7 30 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 72 Info aaarena.com The 67th annual festival supports the Lowe Art Museum and Hands On a program by Beaux Arts that helps students from underserved schools. More than 200 artists work will be available for viewing and purchasing. A student artist showcase includes more than 100 pieces from MiamiDade County s middle and high school students. It also features live music children s art activities and dining options. When Jan. 13-14 10 a.m.5 p.m. Where Lowe Art Museum University of Miami Tickets Free Info beauxartsmiami.org PHOTO BY KAYT JONES Ad PHOTO BY DANIEL AZOULAY PINECREST GARDENS HIGHLIGHTS WINTER CONCERT FUNDRAISER JAZZ CONCERT The fifth fundraiser from the Community Foundation of Pinecrest presents singer-songwriter Dani Driggs with musicians from Palmetto Elementary School. Proceeds benefit the school s performing arts program. When Jan. 27 7 p.m. Cost 45 adults 35 children Miami City Ballet s Program Two The company celebrates the work of choreographer Jerome Robbins performing Circus Polka and The Cage set to Stravinsky In the Night and Other Dances set to Chopin and the West Side Story Suite set to Bernstein s stirring score for the popular Broadway show. When Jan. 12-14 Where Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets Starting at 25 Info arshtcenter.org THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA The world-famous orchestra continues delivering the sounds of the legendary bandleader whose ensemble produced swinging hits in the 1930s and 40s. When Jan. 20 8 p.m. Cost Starting at 30 HAMLET Shakespeare Miami performs the Bard s famous play. When School performance and workshop Jan. 11 9 45 a.m. sensory-friendly Jan. 13 2 p.m. Jan. 12-13 8 p.m. Jan. 14 6 p.m. Cost Free on a first-come basis SOUTH MOTORS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL The 15th annual festival features artists and artisans from around the country. Peruse paintings photographs and sculptures and shop for art and jewelry. Attendees also enjoy food live music and other activities. When Jan. 20-21 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost Free 16 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM The Miami Design Preservation League presents its annual cultural festival billed as the best three days on Ocean Drive. More than 85 events--fashion shows dances lectures tours entertainment and more--make the days fun. When Jan. 12 noon-10 p.m. Jan. 13 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 14 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Where Ocean Drive between Fifth and 13th streets Miami Beach Tickets Free Info artdecoweekend.com ART DECO WEEKEND other A&e highlights REDLAND HERITAGE Enjoy historical exhibits tropical plants food and arts and crafts at this festival. Children enjoy a petting zoo and pony rides. When Jan. 13-14 Where Fruit & Spice Park 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead Tickets 8 Info redlandfruitandspice.com SITUATED BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY NOISES OFF This farce follows the onstage and backstage antics of actors rehearsing and performing a play titled Nothing s On. When Jan. 17-Feb. 4 Where Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Tickets Starting at 57 Info actorsplayhouse.org FROM THE MID 600S 2 B E D S 2 B AT H S D E N N E W CO N ST R U C T I O N WRONGFUL DEATH AND OTHER CIRCUS ACTS The world premiere by South Florida playwright Christopher Demos-Brown is a dark comedy that follows personal injury lawyer Laura Mendes in this satirical look at the value of life through capitalism. When Jan. 18-Feb. 4 Where Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets 50 Info arshtcenter.org ARYA ACCE SSE S T H E B E ST O F E VE RYT HING I N T H R I VI N G PO MPAN O B E ACH . Take a stroll to the eclectic shopping just outside your door. Bask in the sun as you nestle with a favorite read upon the beach. Retreat to your beachside dwelling just in time to catch a breathtaking sunset where you relax and absorb the abundance the day has offered you. INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Indulge at the 12th annual festival which features samples galore from artisan chocolatiers. When you re not munching enjoy chocolate-making lectures chef demonstrations and a ChocoWalk which teaches about the life cycle of the cacao plant. When Jan. 19-21 Where Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Tickets 25 adults 18 seniors 12 children Info fairchildgarden.org SALES GALLERY 124 N. OCEAN BLVD 4 POMPANO BEACH FL 33062 954-800-6218 SALES ARYAOCEANSIDE.COM ARYAOCEANSIDE.COM ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. The information contained herein including without limitation any and all artist s or architectural conceptual renderings plans floor plans specifications features facilities dimensions measurements and amenities depicted or otherwise described herein are based upon current development plans which are subject to change or abandonment without notice and may not be relied upon. Visit AryaOceanside.com for full legal disclaimer. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 17 BarTalk fresh views AFTER RENOVATIONS TO THE MENU AND VENUE VERDE IS BETTER THAN EVER fter four years of working in partnership with Perez Art Museum Miami Starr Catering Group was ready to change things up at Verde the restaurant it manages at the museum. If you re going to advertise yourself as [having] beautiful sweeping views of the Biscayne Bay you want the entire package says Emily Burster general manager for Starr. We felt we owed that to our guests and [the museum]. To that end the outdoor space at Verde (1103 Biscayne Blvd.) recently was redone to enhance the al fresco dining experience. It now has 30 additional seats and greenery on the terrace as well as wooden booths. The space isn t the only thing that s been reworked patrons also will find new dishes and cocktails on the menu. Burster says menu items still are made from fresh local ingredients--with a little Italian flair from executive chef Kaytlin Dangaran--and new cocktail favorites such as the White Peach Margarita are here to stay. The White Peach Margarita is exactly the vibe that we wanted to go with for our renovation and menu Burster says. It s this great pink vibrant drink that you just want to suck down with a straw immediately. As Verde is a go-to spot for brunch-- dinner is served only once a week--the team wanted to reflect that atmosphere with the menu revamp. New food includes roasted winter vegetables butternut squash with fig pizza and shrimp tacos which Burster says pair well with the White Peach Marguerita. Given Verde s relationship with the museum it s no surprise that the dishes are inspired by art themselves. The food has to look as good as it tastes Burster says. Everything is thought through from the way the plates are placed in front of guests to how the dressing is smeared on the plate. ... People s tastes and trends change and I think in a food and beverage atmosphere you have to stay current. We would hope to become trendsetters in that sense that s always what we re striving for. --NICOLE CHAVANNES WHITE PEACH MARGARITA Ingredients 2 ounces white peach puree 2 ounces tequila 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce triple sec A Directions Pour ingredients into shaker over ice. Shake well. Salt rim of rocks glass. 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A few succulent species regularly are incorporated in local landscaping but the best way of learning about the amazing possibilities of succulent gardens is to visit the inspiring public ones at Pinecrest Gardens and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Through years of horticultural experimentation the two institutions have developed robust and beautiful dry gardens. These botanical displays offer the tantalizing possibilities of a different sort of plant palette and garden design than is usually encountered. They demonstrate that the dry tropical look can be visually striking and just as well suited to our region. Next month I ll discuss the approach and materials needed to install a succulent garden in a home landscape. Harvey Bernstein is the horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. S outh Florida gardens often strive to be lush representations of the idealized tropics perhaps the wet windward sides of the Hawaiian Islands or maybe the Andean foothills of Ecuador without the biting insects and stinging vines. The plants in our gardens are selected to provide a rich green presence punctuated by frequent colorful bursts of bloom. Maintaining the tropical look in our poor rocky alkaline soils and annual dry season can require diligent watering fertilizing pest control and worry. Without a doubt we can have fantastic moist tropical gardens but maintaining them can be labor- and resource-intensive. 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Fernandez Brown Harris Stevens 786.376.3161 Specs 10 624 square feet 7 bedrooms 8 full bathrooms 1 half bathroom Featured in Architectural Digest this expansive estate was built in 2008 and features Viking appliances a sleek design marble floors and high coffered ceilings. A pool and patio inspired by the Versace mansion complements the lush landscaping while adding to the home s grandeur. It offers comfortable spaces for the entire family including a soundproof theater a wine cellar and a custom-built office with imported Rosewood finishings. 22 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 9780 W. Suburban Drive Listing price 4 500 000 Listing agent JoAnn Roberts Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 305.697.5570 Specs 6 018 square feet 7 bedrooms 8 full bathrooms 1 half bathroom This French-style home on nearly an acre ideal for large family get-togethers beautifullly bridges the worlds of elegance and comfort. A covered patio with summer kitchen adjacent to the pool sets the stage for outdoor holiday parties in the South Florida sun. Highlights include an upstairs family room game room office laundry room elevator and covered terrace. The gourmet kitchen features a cooking island and custom cabinets. The front double doors part of an impressive courtyard entrance open to a great room flanked by the living and dining rooms. Ad PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 23 5 1 2 24 questions with STORY BY KEREN MOROS SHELLY BERG Dean of UM s Frost School of Music Some people need to find their talent before they translate it into a calling. Not Shelly Berg. The dean of the University of Miami s Frost School of Music could play piano with two hands before he even started attending Cleveland Institute of Music at age 6. If you had asked me when I was 6 years old What are you I [would have said] I m a musician. It s what I am Berg says. It was always as much me as my name. As an adult Berg is a musical jack of all trades producer composer arranger director and jazz and classical pianist. His career has taken him to a variety of musical worlds. He has orchestrated for film and television recorded and arranged with a host of jazz musicians earned Grammy Award nominations and worked with artists as varied as Steve Miller Prince Royce Carole King and Chicago. Berg has shared his knowledge as well. He taught jazz at the University of Southern California for 16 years before becoming the Frost School s dean in June 2007. There he has implemented the school s Frost method which is characterized by experiential learning in a broad range of skill sets across musical genres. We have students in groups of four or five with a teacher ... composing improvising arranging and orchestrating Berg says. We re teaching every student about music business and music technology how to have good stage presence and market themselves well and be able to teach. ... Your career doesn t start when you leave college your career s already going. The Pinecrest resident spoke with Pinecrest Lifestyle about his career and his thoughts on music. us something that if we transfer it to the rest of our lives is very powerful. But you don t have to be musician to understand it. 3 Is there a particular challenge to playing both jazz and classical music Musicians who I know grew up playing classical music only get nervous when they have to play jazz. And musicians who primarily play jazz can get nervous when they have to play classical. The classical musicians are more comfortable with the notes that they know they re going to play. Jazz musicians are nervous about I have to play that note. I hope I get it right. Because music is an endless way to learn and grow I m trying to [get to the mindset] where playing classical music feels like playing jazz. When you re playing jazz you are creating on the spot. I want to play classical music as if I m making it up as if I didn t practice all those notes. I m not there yet but I m working on it. What do you see in the future of music in Miami There s no way to tell what the future of music in Miami is because there are so many influences here. But we know this Miami is a culture that loves music. This is an interesting place because things might happen here that couldn t happen anywhere else because of the musical cultures that are mixing here in ways that they don t mix in other places. I think it s an exciting time to be in Miami because people are collaborating from across different cultures. I love being in Miami. I think the vibrancy of the music scene is amazing. Our students are out there playing professionally all the time so I know it s a vibrant scene because they re busy. Can you tell us about a memorable musical project Right before I left Los Angeles I was the musical director [of a PBS special]. It was emceed by Natalie Cole and Quincy Jones--a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on her 90th birthday. It featured Stevie Wonder and Wynonna Judd and the great Nancy Wilson--all these amazing artists in one show. It was the first time that I performed with Stevie Wonder. I ll never forget what it felt like when he came on stage and what it felt like to be a part of that. In a TED Talk you posited that Burt Bacharach is the secret to life. How so Burt Bacharach co-composed a song with Hal David called Alfie. I did the math and he has sung Alfie 10 000 times. Yet if he walked into a room today and played Alfie it would move you to tears. How does that happen It happens because somehow he s able ... to call upon that original emotion and make it new again. If every day when I wake up I can feel like the first time I told my wife I love you and make it new again--isn t that the secret to life You have to do that to be a great musician. Music teaches JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 4 5 What would surprise people to know about you People see me on stage and think I m the most comfortable confident person in the world but I went through decades of stage fright that I m still overcoming in some ways. I don t have it with jazz anymore but I can still have it a little bit with classical music. It s not debilitating me anymore. 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Miami FL 33175 KendallMed.com 2014-2016 Florida Agency for Health Care Administration PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 27 Dining Location 101 Washington Ave. Miami Beach Hours Sunday-Thursday 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 6 p.m.midnight Contact 786.322.5211 stubbornseed.com STUBBORN SEED Smoked foie gras The dramatic is everyday dining at new Miami Beach restaurant Stubborn Seed BY CLARISSA BUCH PHOTOS BY GROVE BAY HOSPITALITY The Show Goes On Pomme souffle Corn pavlova At Stubborn Seed the new Miami Beach restaurant from Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford edible flowers whimsical dishware and billows of white smoke make for a theatrical dining experience. There are so many different themes textures flavors and visually stunning foods that we offer Ford says. So far we ve received a great response from the neighborhood. Ford s unique notion of dining where simple ingredients are used to create palatable works of art has been a long time in the making. For this his first solo effort Ford joined forces with Grove Bay Hospitality to bring his vision to life. Since opening in September it has required an exceptional amount of energy to keep the menu innovative and in constant development Ford says. It s very tiring he says. It s a lot of mental and physical work with long hours and long days. But it s all worth it in the end. The restaurant s dimly lit intimate dining room seats 70 with a view of Ford s open kitchen. As patrons dine they can experience a performance as white-clad chefs delicately prepare dishes. Ford and his team which includes longtime friend and chef Joe Mizzoni and pastry chef Dallas Wynee who previously worked at Ariete in Coconut Grove combine textures and flavors to create an everchanging menu of seasonal plates. Under the categories of raw snacks meats fish and shellfish and others Stubborn Seed offers items a la carte or within a nine-course tasting menu which takes between two to three hours to complete. Some of the best-selling plates include JoJo Tea-cured snapper presented inside a rocky-surfaced ceramic bowl with sorrel celery clementine and hearts of palm warm celery root served with crunchy maitake mushroom alongside mustard espuma (foam) with fresh herbs and flower blossoms herbroasted wagyu accompanied with mustard butter and smoked foie gras in which a clear-glass top is lifted to release a cloud of smoke. For dessert Wynne offers a blend of decadence and comfort in the form of warm chocolate-stuffed snickerdoodle cookies stout cake served with ginger ice cream and corn pavlova which is corn custard garnished with white meringue. Stubborn Seed s dishes are priced between 15 and 25 on average. First-time diners might want to consider the tasting menu for about 100. In the new year the restaurant aims to start brunch service and additional dishes that incorporate citrus and preserved fruits Ford says. Stubborn Seed is the first of two spaces Ford will develop through his partnership with Grove Bay. The second--Afishionado a seafood restaurant--will be in the Harbour a multiuse project in Coconut Grove. Its opening date has not been announced. Desert Daisy PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JANUARY 2018 29 ICA Miami exterior ART BY DESIGN The Miami Design District s new contemporary art museum opens with free admission year-round BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON T he Miami Design District is a destination for luxury shopping and celebrity chef-driven restaurants but with the Dec. 1 opening of the three-level Institute of Contemporary Art Miami the northeast Miami neighborhood got a hefty boost as an arts district too. Craig Robins president and CEO of Miami-based real estate company Dacra and the developer of the flourishing district says culture always was part of his plan when he began acquiring and redeveloping properties in the historic Buena Vista neighborhood two decades ago. Before it was the Design District the area between 36th and 41st streets between Miami Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard was home to furniture factories and showrooms and known as Decorators Row. (Years before that it was a pineapple plantation.) Art and design are integral to the historic identity of the Miami Design District and to our vision Robins said. A contemporary art museum in the Design District began three years ago when ICA Miami set up shop in a temporary space that Robins offered rent-free in his Moore Building a former furniture showroom built in 1921. It was a few months after the former board of trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami split from the city-run institution and began creating what would be known as ICA. Irma Braman former MOCA board chair is now co-chair of the board of trustees for ICA Miami. The timing couldn t have been more perfect. Just ahead of Miami Art Week 2017 the privately funded ICA opened at 61 NE 41st St. Braman and her husband Norman who are local philanthropists and art collectors funded the design and construction of the new ICA. Miami Design District Associates a partnership between Robins company and L Real Estate a private-equity fund dedicated to luxury retail developments donated the land on which the 37 500-square-foot art museum was built. The space includes a 15 000-square-foot outdoor sculpture garden. One of ICA Miami s missions is to offer its exhibitions to the public at no charge. Many of its educational programs will be provided free too. One of the barriers to access to a cultural institution is admission. I think this tears down at least one of those barriers says Ellen Salpeter who was named ICA Miami s director in 2015 after serving as director of external affairs of the Jewish Museum in New York since 2012. We made a real commitment to have open access so that when you visit the Design District whether ICA Miami is your destination or you come to do something else you can come into the museum at no charge she says. Salpeter says the building s location works with the shopping district s pedestrian traffic. Already there are plans for the next phase of the museum which include 30 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY IWAN BAAN Work from artist Anna Oppermann a visitor store in the lobby with grab-and-go foods cold-brew coffee and Champagne. There also will be partnerships with nearby businesses-- perhaps a dinner in the sculpture garden with one of the restaurants here for example Salpeter says. Yet the art remains essential. Salpeter is excited about the inaugural program as she talks about The Everywhere Studio which brings together more than 50 artists from the past five decades. One inclusion is a work by Edward and Nancy Kieholz which is part of ICA Miami s permanent collection and what she considers an example of what the museum s holdings will mean to visitors. The significant sculpture by the couple The Soup Course at the She-She Caf (1982) will be on display as part of the exhibition. ICA director The museum Ellen Salpeter has borrowed from collectors other works by the couple for the exhibit. This will help tell a story to visitors so that they may gain more insight as to why this work is in our collection and offer a broader perspective of our collection as a whole says Salpeter adding that ICA Miami s contemporary collection has a specific time period--from the early 1960s to present. If you know nothing about contemporary art or if you re a savvy art connoisseur we want you to discover something take a look at what we re doing and be excited by whatever attracts you. Robins believes art should be shared and experienced. We want to make art accessible to everyone he says. To that end the district holds public art tours led by Arts Encounters founder Margery Gordon. Participants may reserve a spot online but walkups are welcome. The free tours are held during the the monthly Sunday Family Day and on the last Wednesday of every month during The Market atMDD. Check miamidesigndistrict.net art-tours for dates. The district also unveiled several installations during ICA Miami s grand opening in December including a new public sculpture initiative in collaboration with the museum. The annual rotation began with the installation of two monumental sculptures by artist Sol LeWitt. Also a 1988 outdoor sculpture by artist Kenny Scharf once part of Robins personal collection was moved from his Miami Beach home to Rooftop Garden (175 NE 40th St.) to join the district s permanent collection. 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For more than an hour he points to stitches in time--his broadcasting break at Telemundo his stretch on Fox & Friends his decade-long run on WSVN s Deco Drive his reluctance to give up on his Hollywood dreams--as part of a greater tapestry one filled with lessons learned. At 51 Aguirre recognizes that there s an accumulation of wisdom that comes with age. But there s also something to be said for embracing your truth when the moment presents itself. By his own admission the University of Miami graduate is not the same person who left South Florida in 2014 to host the nationally syndicated entertainment program The Insider. Maybe it s being in one of the anchor chairs at Local 10 a full circle of sorts in his complicated-yet-prolific career as a television broadcaster. Perhaps it s that night in October at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach baring his soul before a roomful of people ready to welcome him with open arms. It takes a long time to be comfortable in your own skin he says. When you learn to love yourself that s when life loves you back. That the ruggedly handsome Aguirre is so comfortable in his skin both professionally and personally speaks to a journey rich with experience one guided by talent charisma good fortune and at times much-needed introspection. In some ways it s a journey that begins on his parents back porch. As a child Aguirre loves the variety shows and stars of that era--Carol Burnett Sonny and Cher Donny and Marie. After tropical storm winds blow out the patio screen one year the back porch suddenly feels more like a stage. So he seizes on the opportunity. On Sundays while my parents slept in I would put on the Louis Aguirre show for my [three younger] sisters he says. Every show was different depending on what TV programs were inspiring me. One week I d re-enact an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man the next week it would be Star Trek. I was a bit of a ham. But eventually I knew this would play out in some way shape or form. When his parents who were born in Cuba but met for the first time as students at UM push back against their son s interest in acting encouraging him instead to study law Aguirre seeks a compromise. He earns his undergraduate degree in communications (and a second degree in French) with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Not only does he like being in front of the camera but he s a natural. Instead of sending tapes to local stations after graduating however Aguirre follows his girlfriend at the time to New York. She is convinced that he can be a successful fashion model. For eight months Aguirre has the time of my life working odd jobs modeling and auditioning for soap operas and commercials. And then his girlfriend tells him that she s pregnant. I remember flying home and telling my parents Aguirre says. Their message was You can t be Mr. Party Animal in New York City if you re going to be a father. That was the fire under my ass to get a broadcasting job. Two stations offer him on-air reporter positions one in Fort Myers and Telemundo in Miami. He takes the Telemundo job in April 1989 at age 22 figuring he and his girlfriend can live with his parents and have a home for their child. The only hitch in that plan Aguirre it turns out isn t the father. I had no idea then why I was living it but now I see how necessary that episode was in my life he says. It pushed me into television. The only problem is that deep down Aguirre still wants to act. He goes on to Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill correspondent for TV Mart before returning to South Florida for three years during his first incarnation at Local 10. But when a fledgling entertainment show called Extra offers Aguirre a job as a correspondent in the early 1990s he sees a chance to move to Los Angeles and keep his Hollywood dreams alive. It s a pattern that repeats itself over the next decade up until he lands a full-time anchor spot on Deco Drive in 2003. Even as he snags plum TV gigs in New York (like working for A Current Affair ) Aguirre continues to hedge his career bets auditioning for--and often landing--acting roles. His credits include stints on the soap operas Guiding Light and All My Children as well as guest shots on the TV shows JAG Burn Notice and Sex and the City. In the early 2000s Aguirre briefly goes all in as an actor moving to Los Angeles again after receiving a call from his agent about a potential series in search of a male lead--think Miami Vice except set in the late 1990s. Instead he spends two years scrambling for work. I had this almost meteoric rise from college every job I went after I got he says. Even in New York I was working left and right as an actor. In L.A. I became just another face. It was humbling to see my savings dwindle. Part of me loved being a struggling actor. But it also taught me a lot about myself. I learned that my happiness didn t depend on my success. It was how I felt on the inside. It s 1996 and Aguirre is the first face that viewers see when Fox News Channel launches. He s a co-anchor on a morning show called Fox & Friends. But by his third year something is gnawing at him. He s being prompted to present dialogue that just doesn t sit right. Living in New York and allowing myself to explore all aspects of myself taught me about who I was he says. When I looked in the mirror I realized that there was a conflict at Fox. I couldn t honestly and authentically be talent for that network. It s not who I was on the inside. Aguirre leaves Fox & Friends in 1999. That same year he begins a relationship with someone he first met casually in 1993 during his Local 10 days. Nearly 20 years later the two are still a couple. hit me Aguirre says. People started coming up to thank me tears in their eyes. You have no idea the power of those words they would say. That I stood up in that room in such a public way ... that night was monumental for Matt as well. For someone who s been in the public eye for three decades Aguirre keeps his relationship status out of the gossip pages. Naturally that prompts speculation. But if he and Matt MacDonald are a secret it s an open one. The two attend events together they re photographed together and the founder of MacDonald Design Associates in Miami is Uncle Matt to Aguirre s nephews and nieces. At the same time I never got up on a soapbox Aguirre says. I never had the interview. No one asked me. Though he says MacDonald has pressed him to be more vocal about his sexuality Aguirre is reluctant. I wasn t going to start a newscast by saying Good evening everybody I m Louis Aguirre--and I m gay. I knew an opportunity would come. It does. In October as he is about to present the National Leadership Award to Gloria Estefan at the National LGBTQ Task Force gala Aguirre looks at the faces in the crowd at the Fontainebleau and experiences a wave of hypocrisy. How can he take the stage here and not embrace the love that he and Matt share Before he hands Estefan her award Aguirre announces for the first time in public that he is a proud gay man. It wasn t until after the gala that it It s Thanksgiving 2016 and Aguirre is home for the holidays when his phone blows up. Fidel Castro is dead. It s the moment that Cuban Americans have been waiting their lives to see. Aguirre instinctively heads to Little Havana with friends the streets are filled with people banging pots and pans and waving the Cuban flag. Aguirre desperately wants to hijack a microphone from one of the local TV stations and tell the story. But he can t. He s in his second year as host of The Insider the job for which he left Miami and Deco Drive --and yet another opportunity to rub elbows with Hollywood celebrities. His heart aches. It s a familiar feeling one that reminds him of Fox & Friends. A few months later it s announced that The Insider will cease production that summer. There was a subliminal message sent into the universe Aguirre says. I loved interviewing the celebrities that I admired. But with that comes reporting on whether Kylie Jenner s lips are real. ... To talk about Kim Kardashian s jewels being heisted like it s the most important story of the day I didn t believe the words coming out of my mouth anymore. When Bill Pohovey vice president of news at Local 10 reaches out about returning to WPLG Aguirre has just one condition He wants to report the news. There s too much happening in the world to stand on the sidelines. And so he returns to South Florida having found his truth in more ways than one. He s happier than ever personally. And he s back in the game as an afternoon news anchor. Back he says where he belongs. Life has pulled me in this direction for a reason. There are important stories to tell right now. So this chance to come back to WPLG and do this Thank you thank you thank you. DayTripper Aerial view of The Diplomat The Diplomat A revamped Hollywood icon realizes its full potential BY KEVIN KAMINSKI Sunset on the wraparound balcony A s impressive as The Diplomat Beach Resort s 100 million transformation seems on paper it s nothing compared to the sights and experiences awaiting travelers at a property that encompasses more than 1.6 million square feet. Everything about the renovation--including reimagined guest rooms world-class restaurant additions and a sprawling visually striking lobby area-- speaks to a level of casual sophistication that distinguishes The Diplomat part of the upscale Curio Collection by Hilton as one of the region s premier destination resorts for families couples and businesses (with 209 000 square feet of meeting space it s the largest convention hotel south of Orlando). Here are just a few of the many reasons to visit this Hollywood legend. ROOMS WITH A VIEW Hats off to Hirsch Bedner Associates the renowned hospitality interior design firm for infusing the resort s 1 000 guest rooms (including 96 suites) with a clean contemporary vibe in two incarnations-- rooms facing west (the Sunset design with its hip chic aesthetic) and facing east (the Sunrise design with livelier tropical touches). For those interested in the best of both views--from more than 30 floors high--a spacious corner suite with a wraparound balcony the four Governor s suites (1 550 square feet) and the two Presidential suites (2 550 square feet) all overlook the Atlantic Ocean the Intracoastal Waterway and cityscape as far as the eye can see. QUITE THE SPLASH Poolside at The Diplomat not only is the daytime place to be it s the place you may never want to leave. There s an infinity-edge pool on the top level with two waterfalls that tumble into the 240-foot lagoon pool on the lower level. There s also a wonderful play area for kids that sports water cannons splash fountains and two water slides. Among the 26 private pool cabanas there are four fashion-forward options custom-designed for The Diplomat by Trina Turk. Trina Turk cabana MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT The quality bites don t end with the resort s fine-dining alternatives. Between the main property and Diplomat Landing guests have 10 destinations from which to choose. Among the other highlights Bristol s Burgers along with the obvious touts its salads and great shakes Counter Point is Geoffrey Zakarian s caf concept Playa the beachfront nuevo Latino spot sports a heavyweight rum and tequila menu Portico Beer & Wine Garden features light Italian fare and Candy & Cones churns and folds its ice cream (and toppings) into custom frozen treats. Menu selections from Monkitail DINING ADVENTURES In addition to beloved Diplomat Prime steak house and Geoffrey Zakarian s Point Royal (with exquisite Coastal American fare and a gourmet breakfast buffet) the inspired modern Japanese cuisine at Monkitail is not to be missed. Chef Michael Schulson s ode to small plates rich flavors and museum-quality presentation comes to life in dishes like the duck scrapple bao buns tempura shrimp tacos bacon yakisoba noodles and slow-cooked robatayaki skewers. Dramatic lighting and the artfully designed interior only add to the experience. After dinner check out what s behind the curtain off the main dining room--it s a hidden cocktail lounge (Nokku) with private karaoke rooms. Portico at Diplomat Landing Relaxation room at the spa THE SPORTING LIFE The Diplomat s tennis center features 10 clay courts and a full-service pro shop the resort s nearby championship golf course by architect Joe Caption Lee plays 6 800 yards from the back tees the state-of-the art fitness center is open 24 hours outdoor recreation options include personal water craft ocean kayak and paddleboard rentals and Diplomat Landing the dining and entertainment complex across the street from the resort has a seven-slip marina with 350 feet of dock space--plus it s the spot from where 50-foot luxury catamaran trips depart. If that s not enough the marina s dockmaster can set up half-day and full-day fishing charters. LET S MAKE A DEAL There are daily 5 happy SPA SIDE The resort s 14 000-square-foot full-service spa features a halotherapy (salt) steam room aromatherapy saunas a spa terrace overlooking the ocean 10 treatment rooms--and dozens of stress-busting massages body treatments and combination packages along with rejuvenating facials and upgrades (microdermabrasion chemical peels eye treatments). hour specials at Bristol s Burgers and Portico Beer & Wine Garden as well as a daily Oyster Hour at Point Royal with discounted drinks and deals on oysters clams shrimp cocktails and other raw-bar items. For bigger-picture deals check out The Diplomat s Offers link online for various specials running throughout the year--like resort credits or fourth-night-free deals. (3555 S. Ocean Drive Hollywood 954.602.6000 diplomatresort.com) q&a In The Way It Was Parkland resident Eliot Weisman pulls back the curtain on his years as manager financial adviser and friend to Frank Sinatra BY KEVIN KAMINSKI THAT S LIFE There s no doubt in my mind writes Eliot Weisman in his recently released book The Way It Was that my life and the FBI s perception of my life would have been very different if I had been in that picture. It s a picture that was worth a thousand words to the feds and ultimately 10 months in prison for Weisman. The iconic image of Frank Sinatra with notorious mobsters including Carlo Gambino and Jimmy Fratianno--taken backstage in the late 1970s at the Westchester Premier Theater in Tarrytown New York which Weisman oversaw and helped to launch--would lead to Weisman s prosecution for bank and stock fraud and racketeering. It also opened the door to a two-decade run as manager and friend to Sinatra during the home stretch of his legendary career. The straight-talking Weisman--who also managed Liza Minnelli Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorm and Don Rickles among other entertainers--invited Lifestyle to his home in Parkland for a no-holds-barred discussion about his life with Ol Blue Eyes. You never told prosecutors what they wanted to hear regarding Sinatra and his mob ties. Do you think about how staying quiet changed your life If I only knew I was going to do 10 months I would ve been the happiest guy in the world. When I gave myself up (in January 1981) I was looking at 78 months. The prosecutor obviously convinced the judge that if they pressured me with sentencing I would give up the whole mob. It was such a joke. What they really wanted was Sinatra and his attorney Mickey Rudin. The wise guys who were around the theater at that 46 JANUARY 2018 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM time thought I would testify against them. As far as Sinatra and Rudin I drove to see them the day after being interviewed by the FBI making sure no one followed me. I think they were convinced that I wouldn t talk. And I think word spread around the entertainment business very quickly that I was a stand-up guy. In the end that was the turning point the idea that I wouldn t rat anyone out. Also that all the performers got paid [before the theater went bankrupt]. Sinatra demanded such loyalty from the people in his circle didn t he Loyalty was No. 1 with Sinatra. No. 2 he loved people who knew what they were doing. When you go around the world as many times as we did you don t always get perfection with stagehands and musicians. He never freaked out. When he would come off the stage I d hand him a towel and tell him Great show. The really sensational shows he d share a superlative. But every once in a while he d say Where the [expletive] did you get those strings I miss that man every day. There are few people I ve met in my life who even come close to putting his shoes on. Sinatra was a champion for the underdog. There was nobody who was worthy of it that he didn t want to help. ... [Boxers] Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson at the end of their lives Sinatra helped them survive. He gave them money he made sure they had the right doctors. If they needed his airplane he would send it to them. I m talking about a guy who looked you in the eyes put those blues on you and you knew he was telling you the truth. There was no [expletive]. There are so many stories in the book about Sinatra in his element with a Jack Daniels in hand being around friends. Are those the times he loved the most His absolute favorite time in life was on stage. It was the one place that man was never depressed. He loved the audiences. Every Sinatra show to me was like the World Series. The difference between the first game and the seventh game was whether or not the crowd came to play. Given his family dynamics with his wife on one side and his kids on the other were you apprehensive about becoming Sinatra s financial adviser When he asked me to be executor of his estate I almost fell over. I told him I was really honored but I asked him why. He said Because no one else knows where every [expletive] thing is buried. And he was right. Punctuality is a running theme in the book. It meant everything to Sinatra. Why It was about respect. There were times when he made me sweat over five minutes. Especially when he was doing shows with someone opening for him and the rows in front weren t full. I didn t want people moving around and [finding their seats] during the opening act. He would say The ticket says 8 o clock. For the people already in their seats why should they have to wait another five minutes because other people are late Forget starting a show on time. He hated getting off a plane and driving a long distance. Listen airports are not in the middle of cities. But he used to [get angry] if a drive lasted more than 25 minutes. Was there anyone who could say no to Sinatra I don t know of anyone ever saying no to him. You couldn t really do that with Sinatra. At that point it was going to become confrontational and he wasn t going to lose a battle with you or anyone else. Did he struggle with his mortality as his friends began to die We were at the Waldorf in New York when Sammy Davis Jr. passed away [in 1990]. And that was the first time I saw him cry like that. He wasn t thinking about his mortality at that point he was thinking about his friend. I wasn t around in [the Rat Pack days] and I didn t even hear half the stories. The half that I did hear those guys had wild times. When Dean Martin passed away in 1995 I spoke to Sinatra over the phone and he was upset. But he was uncontrollable with Sammy. Sammy idolized Sinatra and the Boss had a tremendous influence on him. When Sammy lost his eye Frank was the first one there. When Sammy went bad in the 1980s with the drugs Sinatra told him When you get cleaned up call me. When you re playing with that [expletive] don t be around me. Toward the end I think Sinatra was sorry that he still wasn t singing. I think that s when he started to contemplate his death. I knew he wouldn t make it long without having something to do. [Editor s note Sinatra died May 14 1998.] Your passage about Donald Trump--you were so upset by his comments during a deal gone sour involving his Taj Mahal casino and your entertainers that you grabbed his tie--was in the news. Anything about his presidency based on your dealings with him that surprises you I can feel it now just talking about it I was boiling. I could ve gotten the [expletive] beaten out of me but I doubt it. At that time I think I would ve [taken] him. I would ve done the time and been out by now. I could never remember being in that much of a sweat that s how aggravated I was. My son pulled me off [Trump]. 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