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Louis Aguirre returns to South Florida with perspective on his broadcasting journey BACK WHERE HE BELONGS The city s most beautiful waterfront address. PREMIER DEVELOPERS We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race color religion sex handicap familial status or national origin. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations make reference to the documents required by section The waterfront s most elegant in-town address. Live in the heart of the best of Ft. Lauderdale. With the perfect combination of waterfront location ocean-sunset views resort amenities and large comfortable homes including Two & Three Bedrooms plus Penthouses from the 700 s to over 3 million. 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Aging skin and bulges are painlessly erased by innovative technologies revealing a stunningly healthy and vibrant you. Discover The Herschthal Practice for real medicine and breathtaking results. AESTHETIC MEDICAL SURGICAL DRHERSCHTHAL.COM Boca Raton 7280 W Palmetto Park RD Suite 210 561 391 9200 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 9 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES RIGHT AT HOME 72 LOUIS AGUIRRE BRINGS PERSPECTIVE TO HIS RETURN TO LOCAL 10. 76 DAY TRIPPER THE DIPLOMAT REALIZES ITS POTENTIAL. 78 12 16 20 23 26 28 30 THAT S LIFE ELIOT WEISMAN DISHES ON HIS YEARS AS FRANK SINATRA S MANAGER. ALSO IN LIFESTYLE EDITOR S LETTER CAMERA READY LIFESTYLE LIVE YOUR TOWN THE LISTING BACK STORY BROWARD DEBATE INITIATIVE THE DISH COASTAL 42 44 40 34 36 32 LIFE LESSONS PACO V LEZ BAR TALK APOTHECARY WHAT S COOKING ONE DOOR EAST FASHION FLORIDA COTTON CO. THE GOODS 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 10 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM SOLD by Susan Rindley SUNRISE INTRACOASTAL ESTATE RECORD SALE - SOLD 5 600 000 HARBOURAGE PLACE PENTHOUSE HIGHEST SALE IN FORT LAUDERDALE FOR THE YEAR SOLD 4 000 000 HARBOR BEACH ESTATE SOLD 4 800 000 LAS OLAS ISLES HOME PENDING 3 000 000 LIGHTHOUSE POINT ESTATE SOLD 3 500 000 RIO VISTA VELA VISTA 302 PENDING 1 400 000 LA RIVE 903 SOLD 1 100 000 L HERMITAGE RECORD SALE 2310 - 3 100 000 SOLD 1509 - 2 250 000 SOLD 2803- 1 300 000 RIO VISTA HOME SOLD 1 150 000 954.294.5686 susanrindley.com FT. 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MCQUEE LAUD 954.566.0888 GUCCI FENDI I STASHBOUTIQUE.NET HERMES PRADA PRADA A STELLA M C STELLA MCCARTN MCCARTN VALENTINO TOM VALENTI O TOM BEST IN FORD LOUBOUTI U SOUTH LOUBOUTI FLORIDA ZAC POSEN MAR POSEN MAR E JACOBS MCQUEE MCQUEE GUCCI FENDI FENDI HERMES PRADA S PRADA STELLA MCCARTNE MCCARTNE 12 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM Editor sLetter 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 Kevin Kaminski Group Editor l as o l as fo rt l au d e rda l e b r u n c h ta c o t u e s d ay l u n c h l at e n i g h t s o c i a l h o u r coming this winter 8 1 7 e l a s o l a s b lv d f o r t l a u d e r d a l e f l 3 3 3 0 1 www.elcaminoftl auderdale.com b r o u g h t to yo u by M R G DELRAY BEACH L GFL. LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 FL.COM JANUA Y JANUARY 2018 ANUARY 18 13 13 GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITORS Alyssa Fisher Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mindy Baer Michaela Garretson Amy Lynne Hayes Allison Horton Michelle F. 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Visit AryaOceanside.com for full legal disclaimer. 14 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 15 CameraReady Dev Motwani Beverly Raphael Altman and Joel Altman Robert Lochrie and Jack Loos Michelle Howland and Lisa Kitei BROWARD CENTER RECEPTION Robert Kagan and Bonnie Barnett Kelley Shanley and Pearl and Stanley Goodman GALA OF HOPE Where W Fort Lauderdale What The seventh annual Gala of Hope hosted by Jennifer Miller-Smith and Fiorenna Fuentes-Israel raised committed to supporting spinal muscular atrophy families and funding research. Chad Everett and Jacqueline Johnson from Galaxy Productions were presented with the Champion for SMA Award. Among the sponsors J.R. Dunn Jewelers and Lifestyle Media Group. Dragana Dujovic Brett Bolton Vivana Dunn Fiorenna FuentesIsrael and Jennifer Miller-Smith Penny Richter Mayli Tenorio Jennifer Miller-Smith Rich Curran and Terri Tuberville photo Aaron Lurie VMA Studios Chase Kulp Meliz Martin Lais Pontes Greene and Richad Dinh photo Deryk Davidson Photography Top row Patti Alfaro Joette Mendez Aja Crowder Fiorenna Fuentes-Israel Ashleay Meccarielli and Heather McQuigg. Front Andrea Tianga and Salma Stanton photo Kim Ruoff Photography Jamie Oristano Doug Pennington Chad Everret Jackie Johnston David Johnston and Olga Piergrossi photo Kim Ruoff Photography 16 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM PHOTOS BY DOWNTOWN PHOTO Where Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale What The Broward Performing Arts Foundation s annual reception kicked off the 2017-2018 season for the Broward Center. Foundation president Lisa Kitei Broward Center president and CEO Kelley Shanley and Foundation board chair Robert B. 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Brooke Wachsman and Denyse Hostig Stacey Udine and Andrew Krinsky 18 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 19 who what wear Josh Dotoli luxury Juan Carlos Zapata global Lisa Siegel co-founder of real estate advisor at One The Riverside Market Group real estate agent at One Sotheby s International is wearing a Calvin Klein Sotheby s International Realty is wearing a dress. Realty is wearing an Burberry suit and Salvatore Emporio Armani suit and Ferragamo shoes. Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Zuzana Kovacova partner Arthur Barzilay managing Ali Adler director of at BurgerFi Corp. and Rosatti director at Merrill Lynch is marketing and special events at ASTA Parking is Auto Group is wearing a top wearing a vintage jacket wearing a BCBG dress and from Club de Monaco Net- and pants and Salvatore a-Porter skirt and Giuseppe Ferragamo belt and shoes. Betsey Johnson shoes. Zanotti shoes. 20 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM WINGS WHEELS WATER SHELTAIR AVIATION HOSTED THIS PRIVATE SOIREE TO CELEBRATE THE FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW. LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP WAS ONE OF THE SPONSORS AT AN EVENT THAT ALSO RAISED FUNDS FOR RACING FOR CANCER. Rhonda Randall chief and Circ Residences is wearing a Vera Wang dress and Gucci shoes. Mark Sturman from Davie and owner of Blue Ribbon Luxury Real Estate in Plantation is wearing a Tom James suit. Kristi Linder assistant Dayana Susterman sales manager at Gale Homicide Unit is wearing Daniel E. Forrest is wearing Residences is wearing a Missoni dress and Giuseppe and Valentino shoes. Zanotti shoes. Free People and shoes by Paulina Forrest a family Andrew Forrest D.M.D. clinical director at Premier Dental Group is wearing a Brooks Brothers suit (sans the jacket). LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 21 22 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM YourTown Come Sail Away Imagine enjoying all the benefits of the luxury yacht lifestyle without the hassle of owning a vessel. Thanks to the travel innovators at Fort Lauderdale-based AvYachts fractional yacht ownership is turning more and more boating dreams into reality. Participants in AvYachts revolutionary program can purchase a share that gives them six weeks at sea aboard a yacht ranging in size from 112 to 164 feet in length. Visit avyachts.com for details. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 23 YourTown Arrogate won the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational last January at Gulfstream The Return of Pegasus The president of The Stronach Group weighs in on this month s second running of the world s richest thoroughbred race B y the time Arrogate crossed the finish line last January at Gulfstream Park to claim the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational--with its then-record 12 million purse-- Belinda Stronach already had secured her spot in the winner s circle. The celebritystudded event billed as the world s richest thoroughbred race drew a national television audience and more than 12 000 highly entertained fans to the track. Along the way the chairman and president of The Stronach Group captured the first leg of a far more ambitious plan--to bring the Sport of Kings into the 21st century. Lifestyle spoke to Stronach about this year s Pegasus scheduled for Jan. 27 at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach as well as her role in changing the face of horse racing. What did you learn about last year s event that you ll tweak for year two First off we raised the stakes to 16 million. The 12 stakeholders still contribute 1 million but then we top it off with 4 million to make for an even greater prize. There are certain modifications we re making to ease the flow around the building. Having 12 000 people there on one day is a stress on the venue we want to make sure that there is no congestion--and that we can provide a quality afternoon whether you re there for a casual day or a more-elevated experience. We felt we did a good job last year but there was room for improvement. Last year we had a VIP party at Ten Palms (restaurant inside Gulfstream). This year we ve decided to partner with MMG Nightlife and Dave Grutman and his venue LIV. We re providing a number of different experiences--we ll have a LIV Boardwalk and within that we ll have 2 500 to 3 000 people 24 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY SUSIE RAISHER The racing community seems to be looking to you to lead the industry into its next chapter. How do you feel about shouldering that responsibility I don t feel alone in that. There s a great energy certainly within our company to modernize this sport. We are a large player in horse racing and we re a private company so we can make changes quickly Belinda Stronach that we feel serves the company and industry. Stepping back I view this quite with DJs live entertainment simply as entertainment. Horse and great energy. That should racing and wagering at the end be an awesome place to be. of the day is entertainment. We ll have a VIP experience So the challenge for our team adjacent to that and then Ten is to curate and create those Palms will be a solid place to compelling experiences that enjoy the day and wager. We ll people want to be a part of. We re have a wide range of offerings passionate--and optimistic-- including our general admission about horse racing as a great for 75. Our goal is to have sporting platform. different fun experiences for But by and large there is an longtime fans--and introduce understanding that the industry our new fans to horse racing. hasn t yet modernized--and that we have to. I don t feel Are you still interested in a lot of resistance. Still our creating similar events team is very respectful of the around the country stakeholder groups and we talk One hundred percent that s our to them about why we need to goal. It s interesting there was move in certain directions. If a [turf] race that took place in our business isn t healthy the Sydney Australia called The platform won t exist. Everest which was modeled So we re investing in that on our formula. [Editor s note [future] and we re looking at The prize money was 10 everything--including new million making it the richest forms of technology like mobile race in Australia.] It s a wagering different apps that will different company but we took introduce wagering to a new fan that as a great compliment. base. You shouldn t have to be We want to get Pegasus an experienced handicapper to up and developed as a solid enjoy the sport and have success platform. After this year we ll wagering on it. We re also do another analysis and see if looking at new forms of wagering we re ready to roll out other that can compete with fantasy Pegasus races perhaps a turf leagues and the gamification of race. We want to make sure different sports. that this year is again done in It s a heavy lift but we re a quality way and that it builds willing to lead that change as a the right foundation for future company. races. We re learning as we re going along. --KEVIN KAMINSKI WHAT S THE BUZZ Events and openings this month in Broward Art Fort Lauderdale The art fair on the water returns for four days starting Jan. 25 once again turning the concept of a traditional art show on its head. Instead of viewing pieces inside a conventional center or as part of a street fair attendees depart from Bahia Mar Yachting Center & Marina in water taxis and travel along the Intracoastal Waterway. From there you ll step inside luxury waterfront homes view collectible cars meet artists and art collectors and enjoy seminars on the art world. Visit artftlauderdale.com for ticket prices and information. PHOTO BY SARAH DUNN Join the Saint Anthony Knights of Columbus on Jan. 13 for this annual fundraiser to benefit Children s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. More than 350 runners and walkers will race through Fort Lauderdale s historic Victoria Park starting at 7 30 a.m. at Saint Anthony s Catholic Church and School (901 NE Second St.). Visit 5k4kids.org for details. Annual 5K 4 Kids LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 25 TheListing Seeing is Believing Where 811 Poinciana Drive Fort Lauderdale Floor size 6 837 square feet A jaw-dropping estate in a prestigious Bedrooms baths 6 bedrooms 4 full bathrooms 2 half baths Details Idlewyld the exclusive community only minutes from the Atlantic to the east and Las Olas Boulevard to the west serves as the backdrop for this residential masterpiece with a bevy of luxurious amenities. Set on the Intracoastal the sprawling two-story estate features 100 feet of concrete dock space and quick ocean access. Along with a game room wine cellar gourmet kitchen theater with stadium seating and oversized master bedroom the interior features fully refinished and custom details--from intricate millwork to coffered ceilings. As an exterior bonus landscaping includes artificial turf. Listing price 5.7 million Agent contact Nicole Holtzheuser Real Living Infinity International 954.257.1084 26 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM PHOTOS BY JA PHOTOGRAPHY FULL SERVICE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AUTOMATION BUSINESS Home Automation Home Theater Lighting Control 2700 Gateway Dr. Pompano Beach FL 33069 Ph. 954.363.2700 www.illusiveautomation.com LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 27 BackStory Football Buddies in action Making Their Point THE COUNTY S SCHOLASTIC DEBATE PROGRAM FINDS SUPPORT--AND INCREASES PARTICIPATION BY MICHAELA GARRETSON Broward County will be the center of attention for scholastic debate this summer when Fort Lauderdale hosts the National Speech & Debate Association s annual tournament June 17-22. Sessions will be held at the convention center and other local venues. The event usually assembles more than 4 000 students representing more than 1 100 schools from around the country according to the association. Save the Date With just a few words 17-year-old Anh-Thu Le brings the room to silence. Not an easy feat considering the room was packed with more than 200 guests from the county. Anh-Thu s speech was part of the third annual Debate Initiative a luncheon fundraiser for Broward County Public School s debate programs. The Debate Initiative serves more than 12 000 students from elementary to high school. The Everglades High School junior reluctantly joined debate in eighth grade but only because it was an honors high school credit class. I m extremely grateful I went for it she says. It led to so many opportunities. Her speech a form of interpretation described her view of the model Asian. She dubbed it Breaking the Bamboo Seal. It was inspired by her parents and it demonstrates prejudices faced by the Asian community. [Debate] provided a platform to share my message says Anh-Thu who hopes to educate people. I m very passionate about getting my voice heard. Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux sponsors the event with Gunster the law firm with offices throughout Florida of which he is chairman of the board. LeMieux who grew up in Broward County says debate taught him how to critically think through a conversation and then respond to an argument. Now he s involved with ensuring other students have opportunities to debate. We want to put a spotlight on competitive academics and we want to raise dollars for these kids so they can go to the tournaments says LeMieux of the Debate Initiative luncheon. My dream is that every student in Broward County would take debate at some time in their academic career because I think it s really transformative in their educational progression. More than half of the students have financial need says Megan West the school system s supervisor of debate. Scholarships and fundraisers have helped to alleviate competition fees and transportation costs. Jaime Akkusu a public speaking and debate teacher at Sanders Park Elementary School coaches 12 students from fourth and fifth grade. The program at Sanders Park only started this school year but already two of her students placed in an October competition. She says there was a problem with attendance before but now students are arriving on time at Sanders Park. The biggest impact is that they re so much more excited about coming to school Akkusu says. 28 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 29 TheDish 2 Five Things to Know About SOMETHING S FISHY meatballs and a hearty cioppino (clams mussels shrimp scallops and calamari in a thin broth) served over spaghetti the seafood thread extends to an Italian specialty--Milanese-- with Parmesan tomato and shaved onion. Coastal WHERE THE ATLANTIC HOTEL & SPA 601 N. FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH BLVD. 1 PHONE 954.567.8070 WEBSITE EATCOASTAL.COM THAT S ITALIAN The recently opened restaurant at The Atlantic overlooks Fort Lauderdale Beach but expect to be Coast by executive chef Rocco Honig s Italian Mediterranean creations. The graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale has infused the menus with several seafood-inspired twists on Italian dishes. 4 30 3 ROCCO S WORLD The Brooklyn-born Honig who most recently helmed the kitchen at Vic & Angelo s in Delray Beach says the men in his family all knew their way around a cutting board. My father worked on the railroads in New York but when he was off work man did he love to cook Honig recalls. PUT A CORK IN IT green beans draws its sweet and savory balance from red wine vinegar and melted butter--and its tenderness from an old wives tale. Honig braises the octopus for two hours with the help of red wine corks. Don t ask me why it works but I ve always cooked octopus tender that way. DON T MISS In addition to an impressive wine list Coastal offers a semi-frozen mix of Elouan ros simple syrup fresh lime juice and ice called Fros the restaurant s sharing menu ( 80 a person) includes homestyle meatballs chicken Milanese saut ed yellowtail snapper cannoli mini tiramisu and much more the bananas Foster French toast available at breakfast or Sunday brunch is to die for. 5 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM 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. FORT LAUDERDALE 2584A E. Sunrise Blvd. 954 396 5656 www.trulucks.com LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 31 LifeLessons 32 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER The CEO of Feeding South Florida which works with some 400 in the region weighs in on the meaning of food People should not go hungry. We take a lot of things for granted. Food. Fuel. The clothes on our back. The roof over our heads. When you re stuck in your bubble you don t see what ails our community. And then you make assumptions that aren t accurate. There are people who believe that we help individuals trying to milk the system. Or individuals who are lazy. Or people who are here illegally. They re not. Our families struggle with purchasing nutritious food. Some parents are working two three jobs just to survive. Desperation can lead you down the wrong path. When you re constantly overwhelmed and it feels like everything is against you you re eventually going to break. We want to help our families avoid that breaking point. What we do as an organization doesn t fill me with pride because to me we have to take care of our community our families our kids our seniors. But there is some satisfaction when you re at a distribution site and you see a child bite into an apple or open up a banana. That s when you know that you re having an impact on someone s life. When you make food accessible to everybody--through distribution coupons community gardens--then you ll see society getting better. How can we help families make better use of their remaining resources once we ve helped them with food We show them how to fill out an application for food stamps. Or apply for Florida KidCare. We teach computer literacy. Nutrition classes. We re seeing families become empowered and climb out of their situations. Am I here because the world is supposed to serve me Or am I here to serve the world Different people believe in varying degrees of those philosophies. My belief is that we re here to serve. It s what I ve always believed. To learn more about volunteer opportunities go to feedingsouthflorida.org or visit the main warehouse at 2501 SW 32nd Terrace in Pembroke Park. -- KEVIN KAMINSKI paco v lez The V lez File Joined Feeding South Florida as CEO and president in April 2012. The organization rescued upward of 45 million pounds of food in 2017. Its refrigerated trucks make more than 600 stops a week at grocery stores farms and outlets that donate fresh and nonperishable products. V lez formerly served in an executive position at the San Antonio Food Bank where he spent 12 years. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 33 BarTalk Name That Tune ... er Drink APOTHECARY 330 WINKS AT THE WINTER SEASON WITH FUN FESTIVE COCKTAILS W --ALYSSA FISHER I m Dreaming of a White (Christmas) Negroni 34 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES hile brainstorming new cocktails for JEY Hospitality Group Scott Kurzawinski works backward starting with a name before bringing ingredients into play. A name means so much explains Kurzawinski the group s beverage director. It resonates with people s minds. ... When you see a fun name it evokes a memory. You can build a cocktail from there. On a recent afternoon he was seated at the bar at The Apothecary 330 (330 Himmarshee St. Suite 101 Fort Lauderdale) fixated on his computer. With tinsel draped along the walls he was finalizing the lounge s first holiday cocktail list featuring six festive libations available throughout the winter. We re going kind of all-in this year--we wanted to push it a bit he says of the new menu and seasonal decor growing around him. The former Apothecary general manager is implementing his love of seasonality and fresh cocktails across JEY s 12 restaurants and bars. Just don t call him--or his bar staff--a mixologist. It s just semantics but the word mixologist to me still rings like pretentiousness Kurzawinski says. I m just a humble bartender who enjoys a great cocktail. In the season of not taking himself too seriously he concocted Rum Rudolph Rum a play on Chuck Berry s Run Rudolph Run Christmas tune with aged rum egg whites and spiced cocoa tea bitters XXX Mas Tequila inspired by Sammy Hagar s Mas Tequila a tequila-twist on an Old Fashioned made lively with burlesque bitters (think spiced cranberry and a ai berry) and Wrapper s Delight a clarified milk punch named after the 1980s hip-hop song Rapper s Delight which features several liquors from absinthe to rum to everything in between he says. The latter cocktail is served on a platter he adds and presented with shortbread cookies on the side--a grown-up version of Santa s milk and cookies. If a customer can spit out the lyrics he ll give them 2 off the drink. My mind works in evil ways when it comes to cocktails he says. We re big little kids around here. 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EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 35 What sCooking Artists in the Kitchen ONE DOOR EAST INSPIRES CULINARY CREATIVITY WITH TASTES FROM AROUND THE WORLD BY AMY LYNNE HAYES PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER C Raymond Li Jr. Giovanni Rocchio hef-owner Giovanni Rocchio and his team are bringing a little creative flair to Fort Lauderdale. Now in its second year One Door East (620 S. Federal Highway) blends worldly flavors with an undeniably hip community vibe. There really isn t anything like it in Fort Lauderdale Rocchio says. Being well-versed in the culinary scene through his upscale restaurant Valentino Cucina Italiana Rocchio uses his latest project as an experimentation ground with exceptional results. The sister restaurants share space the entrance to One Door East literally being one door to the east of Valentino. Its global tapas concept always was meant to be more approachable the menu an ever-evolving sample of different tastes. It s gone a little bit more Asian which is something that I discovered--that I really like those flavors whether Japanese Chinese Korean or Thai Rocchio explains. It s a lot of beautiful new ideas for me. There are plenty of collaborative ideas as well thanks to contributions from two more chefs Albert Diaz and Raymond Li Jr. Rocchio adds Valentino s Mediterranean inspiration to the mix creating an atmosphere that evokes multiple artists adding touches to one canvas. There s really no boundaries Rocchio says. If you have the right talented people in there then you can allow that creativity to go. Though the menu changes regularly with up to four new specials each week there are constants such as crackling shrimp with Thai chili sauce and wild mushroom gyoza with ponzu and spicy sesame oil. That still leaves plenty of room for play. The paella hotpot for instance incorporates flavors that speak to Li s international influences--but as the sous chef shares there s more to this inspired dish. 36 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM The hotpot I cook my rice in the hotpot which is traditionally Chinese Li says. You have a broth in a pot and then you have raw meat raw vegetables whatever you like and you cook it there on the table all in one pot. The Japanese have another way where they cook it on a stove and this is a take on that. An extra pop The dish has pickled ramps from last spring that we ve preserved for a little more than six months. The rice For regular paella [the Spanish version] you use short-grained rice as well Li says. This is a Japanese version of the rice. It s called Matsuri Golden Koshihikari a very premium rice that they use for sushi. Ocean to table The royal red The surprise of saffron The saffron dashi adds the traditional flavor of the paella which has the saffron in it. 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But his business and family background did provide the foundation for an online clothing venture with big-picture aspirations. After spending the better part of five years as CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based Reunion Group which markets consumer-service programs to its clients customers Shalaby left the company in July 2015. That same year he traveled to Egypt to visit his sister. His family had deep roots in the Middle East--his greatgrandparents on his mother s side left Syria in 1900 and settled in upstate New York his parents met in Egypt and his father a marine architect and chief engineer worked for the Egyptian government after World War II. Shalaby saw the number of displaced Syrians struggling to survive in Egypt. He also saw the fine silks and fabrics used by impoverished designers to create striking casualwear. He brought samples of the clothing to his girlfriend in Weston (where Shalaby lives part-time) and asked if she thought there was a market for such products in the United States. She did. So Shalaby spent two years calling on his directto-consumer marketing connections at home--and developing relationships with designers and artisans in Egypt. In October 2017 he flipped the switch on floridacottonco.com and its imported tops beach pants cover-ups Mediterranean ponchos and more. It s clothing that fills a multifunctional purpose in a woman s wardrobe says Shalaby 56. If you look at the Bedouin shawls you can see that they re being worn as sarongs scarves shoulder wraps. The clothes we ve selected--the caftans the tops the pants--can all be worn in different contexts. 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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 44 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.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 added 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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MANDEL MD FACS DIRECTOR SOUTH FLORIDA SINUS AND ALLERGY CENTER 1301 E BROWARD BLVD SUITE 240 FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33301 954-983-1211 950 S. PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE A-180 PLANTATION FL 33324 954-587-4218 WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASINUSANDALLERGY.COM E D U C A T I O N American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 1995-1996 Residency in OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery - Mount Sinai Hospital NY NY 1990-1995 University of South Florida College of Medicine MD degree Alpha Omega Alpha Academic Honor Society-President 1986-1990 University of Florida BS Microbiology Phi Beta Kappa 1982-1986 D I S T I N C T I O N S Fellow American College & Surgeons President Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Patient Advocacy Committee for the American Rhinologic Society American Academy of Sleep Medicine American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Committee Ear Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida Specialist Florida Panthers Hockey Club (NHL)(2003-2012) Numerous National Conference Faculty positions and course instructorships Member Patron s Circle Broward Center for the Performing Arts Multiple media appearances including ABC Fox and The Weather Channel LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 Dr. Mandel has earned numerous awards and distinctions as well as invitations to lecture fellow physicians across the country. He is Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mandel served as Secretary Treasurer President-Elect and President of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and currently serves as the Immediate Past President of that society as well as a member of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Mandel has distinguished himself as a thought leader in his specialty and currently sits on the planning committee alongside some of the country s most respected Rhinologic surgeons. Dr. Mandel is also a cofounder and executive member of the board of directors for the Society for Innovation and Technology in Otolaryngology (SITO). Dr. Mandel strongly believes that it s much better to use minimally- invasive procedures to treat sinus nasal snoring and sleep conditions and these are the ones used in most cases. He has developed techniques sleep disorders such as Balloon Sinuplasty and minimally invasive palatal procedures and he teaches those techniques across the country to other specialists at medical conferences. He is also one of the few physicians in the country that offer Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (Toothpaste) replacing the need for allergy shots to treat inhalant allergy. Furthermore sinus and sleep specialists from across the nation visit Dr. Mandel weekly to observe his work. South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center has been named a Center of Excellence for using minimally little discomfort or downtime. When you come to South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center and South Florida Snoring and Sleep Center you know that you are receiving the highest level of medical care at a facility that has proven to be the best in South Florida and one of the best in the country. 53 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY ESSIE KUEBERUWA YATES PLASTIC SURGEON ATLANTIC CENTER OF AESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 100 SE 15TH AVENUE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33301 954.983.1899 ATLANTICCENTERSURGERY.COM E D U C A T I O N Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency University of Chicago Medical Center Research Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York MD MBBS Medical School Imperial College London UK AWARDS 2017 Woman of Distinction Nominee - Soroptimist Essie Kueberuwa Yates M.D. is an internationally educated female plastic surgeon who trained at esteemed institutions in London New York and Chicago. During that time she worked alongside many thought leaders and top plastic surgeons throughout the country. This background allowed Dr. Yates to develop tremendous experience in modern cutting edge techniques. She is a believer that there is an immense need to continually evolve and grow our knowledge in order to provide the state-of-the-art care which our South Florida community deserves. In addition to being recognized as an expert in aesthetic breast procedures such as breast augmentation breast lifts and reductions Dr. Yates has a special interest in Breast Cancer Reconstruction. Being a woman herself she is highly sensitive to the psychological and physical consequence of breast removal (mastectomy) due to cancer. Dr. Yates is devoted to achieving beautiful natural and painless results. She offers women facing breast cancer advanced reconstructive options including microsurgical tissue transfer fat grafting and single stage reconstruction. She also offers prepectoral breast reconstruction where breast implants are placed in front of the muscle. Traditional approaches placing the implant underneath the pectoral muscle necessitates its division which is painful and deforming. The modern pre pectoral approach looks more natural is less painful and avoids the jumping breast deformity that many breast cancer patients encounter. In addition to immediate reconstructive procedures (at the time of mastectomy) Dr. Yates performs delayed reconstructive procedures after the mastectomy has healed as well as complex revision procedures. Dr. Yates performs surgeries at the Memorial Hospitals Broward Hospitals and West Boca Medical Center. She recently served as an expert panelist on Bra Day 2017 at Memorial Cancer Institute lecturing on Pre-Pectoral Reconstruction. She serves as a clinical instructor for trainees from Nova Southeastern University Barry University and Cleveland Clinic and resides in Ft. Lauderdale with her husband Jordan Yates. Beach Chapter American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery- Committee Member American Society of Plastic Surgery- Candidate Member L O C A T I O N Fort Lauderdale-Main Location 100 SE 15th Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 Boynton Beach 10150 Hagen Ranch Rd. Suite 100B Boynton Beach FL 33437 Weston 601 N Flamingo Rd Suite 101 (Memorial Hospital West Medical Building) Weston FL 33026 Educating informing and empowering women to look and feel the best version of themselves. 54 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E DAN ILKOVITCH MD PHD FAAD BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST SPECIALIZES IN GENERAL SURGICAL AND COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY WWW.CLEARLYDERM.COM E D U C A T I O N BS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland PhD in Immunology from the University of Miami MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine AWARDS National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (2007-2010) L O C A T I O N 2320 NE 62nd Street Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 954.500.3376 www.clearlyderm.com Dr. Dan Ilkovitch is a board- He has an extensive training record in both clinical medicine and research. He completed his undergraduate education with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland and then attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he received both an MD and a PhD. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center followed by a rigorous residency in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. During his training he worked with numerous leaders in medical surgical and cosmetic dermatology and in world-renowned facilities such as the National Institutes of Health and various national cancer centers. Following his training he worked at the Cleveland Clinic providing top medical surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Ilkovitch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and also is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF). Dr. Ilkovitch has received his own research funding dermatology and immunology has lectured at national conferences and received many awards and accolades. His clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of medical dermatologic diseases skin cancer and melanoma surgical treatment of skin cancer and cosmetic treatments lasers. Dr. Ilkovitch loves living and working in south Florida and providing quality and compassionate skin care to its residents. Providing patients with expertise and high quality medical care to nurture healthy skin. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 55 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E RICARDO VICUNA MD FACC FASE 2307 W BROWARD BLVD. SUITE 101 FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33312 954.523.3422 DRRICARDOVICUNA.COM E D U C A T I O N Medical School Cayetano Heredia University Lima Peru Residency University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago IL Internal Medicine Fellowship University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago IL Cardiology William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak MI Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Cardiac CT University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago IL Interventional Cardiology B O A R D C E R T I F I C A T I O N S Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Diplomate National Board of Echocardiography of Nuclear Cardiology P R O F E S S I O N A L A F F I L I A T I O N S Member Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network Fellow American College of Cardiology Fellow American Society of Echocardiography Ricardo Vicuna MD is an interventional cardiologist with an Vicuna is a member of the American College of Cardiology American Society of Echocardiography and Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular cardiology nuclear cardiology and fellowships at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago IL in cardiology and interventional cardiology and another fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak MI in cardiovascular magnetic resonance and cardiac at the University of Illinois College of assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology at Nova Southeastern University s College of Osteopathic Cardiovascular Care he worked in a private practice with fellow American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiology interventional cardiology and in adult comprehensive echocardiography by the National on staff at Florida Medical Center a campus of North Shore and tri-lingual I am honored to serve the community and my patients by providing high quality evidence based cardiovascular care. 56 JANUARY 2018 LMGFL.COM SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E DAVID PERLOFF MD FACC FACP 2307 W BROWARD BLVD. 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He has extensive experience in the nonsurgical treatment of sports or activityrelated injuries as well as working with patients to prevent injury improve performance and enhance overall health. Dr. Poovendran is experienced in all aspects of sports medicine and athletic injuries. He s worked as a personal trainer as well as served as team physician for multiple athletic teams including Ohio University s football team the National Hockey League s Columbus Blue Jackets Franklin Heights High School s (Columbus Ohio) football wrestling Dennison University s (Granville Ohio) football lacrosse basketball and track he also became the team physician for Calvary Christian Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School. At Orthopedix MD Dr. Gayan Poovendran offers PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy for our patients. tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors platelets jump start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells. PRP therapy s (Platelet-Rich Plasma) natural healing process accelerates the body s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing and it can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery. PRP Therapy aids in the healing process and helps decrease pain and chronic pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis as well as rotator cuff tears plantar fasciitis tendonitis ACL tears tennis elbow and strains and sprains. PRP Therapy is a revolutionary orthopedic procedure that uses components of the body s own blood cells to relieve pain and promote long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Stem cell therapy promotes the regeneration of new healthy tissue. In other words regenerative medicine includes the use of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat patients of all ages and activity levels without surgery. Speed up recovery with PRP. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2018 59 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E JULIET LEE M.D. MEDICAL DIRECTOR NINA L. COLETTA D.P.M. MEDICAL COORDINATOR PLANTATION WELLNESS CENTER 201 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE 113 PLANTATION FL 33324 (954) 306-3430 WWW.PLANTATIONWELLNESS.COM E D U C A T I O N Juliet Lee M.D. Medical Residency 2004 2006 George Washington University Hospital Specialty Aesthetic Medicine and Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures. Medical Doctorate 2004 - Rush University Medical College Chicago IL Master of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology 1997 - Northwestern University Evanston IL University of Maryland College Park MD - Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology 1996 Nina L. Coletta D.P.M. Surgical Residency 1995 - 1997 - Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center Miami FL Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine 1995 - Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine Miami Shores FL Master of Science in Biology 1990 - University of Miami Coral Gables FL Bachelor of Science in Biology 1989 - University of Miami Coral Gables FL Dr. Juliet Lee hails from Maryland and came to Florida by way of Chicago where she received her Master of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology from Northwestern University before getting her Medical Doctorate. Dr. Lee specializes in Aesthetic Medicine and has extensive experience treating obesity in medically supervised weight loss programs. Dr. Nina Coletta grew up in Miami Beach and attended the University of Miami where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology before earning her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. She has been in practice as a Podiatrist for over 20 years in Davie. Randall Bast grew up in North Miami Beach and attended the University of Florida where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business. Bast began his career in technology working for Accenture (NYSE ACN) and eventually launched his own by Citrix Systems in Ft. Lauderdale. Now the trio have teamed up to launch Plantation Wellness Center to help people look better feel better and perform better. When I met Dr. Coletta I was struggling to lose weight said Bast when asked how he became interested in Wellness after a career in technology. She introduced me to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and I was able to take off nearly 60 pounds and keep it off. Dr. Coletta has helped many of her patients lose weight with the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol. And Dr. Lee s background in weight loss and aesthetic medicine made her the explains Coletta. The body has three sources of energy from which it draws to meet its metabolic needs Carbohydrates Muscle and Fat. Chronologically the reserves before turning to muscle fat cells for energy while preserving muscle. The key to success with our patients is Education Education Education and we do this with weekly weigh-ins daily videos journaling and a host of other resources said Dr. Lee. 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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 ROOMS WITH A VIEW at a property that encompasses more than Trina Turk cabana Diplomat not only is the daytime place to QUITE THE SPLASH top level with two waterfalls that tumble into MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT The quality alternatives. Between the main property and Menu selections from Monkitail DINING ADVENTURES Portico at Diplomat Landing THE SPORTING LIFE The Diplomat s tennis center Caption Relaxation room at the spa LET S MAKE A DEAL There are daily 5 happy SPA SIDE q&a In The Way It Was Parkland resident Eliot Weisman pulls back the curtain on his years 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 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 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]. I had to wake up Sinatra on the West Coast to explain the problem. He goes You don t have a problem. Either go back upstairs and tell him to [expletive] himself or give me the number and I ll do it. I said Thanks boss. Go back to sleep. I went back to Trump s office and told him. So no nothing surprises me. This to me is so out of whack so disturbing. 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