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SUMMER ISSUE INN CROWD THE STAY AND PLAY JARED GALBUT GALE GETAWAY 2 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM ON THE OCEAN OF THE OCEAN 72 RESIDENCES ONE E XCLUSIVE BE ACH INFINITE POSSIBILIT Y Ultra-luxurious residences in one of South Florida s most desirable oceanfront locations. Distinctive architectural design by Arquitectonica to the tasteful articulation of its social spaces from Interiors by Steven G. From the Low 900s 730 NORTH OCEAN BOULEVARD POMPANO BEACH FL 33062 954.357.3428 Sabbia Beach Exclusive Sales and Marketing by This offering is subject to errors omissions prior sale change of price or withdrawal without notice and not intended to solicit currently listed property. Oral representation 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. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. Prices plans and specifications are subject to change without notice. Void in states where prohibited. Additional restrictions may apply. Artist s conceptual rendering. Advertising & Interactive by Miami Developed by LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 3 modern lifestyle concepts LAGUNA modular sofa & sectional FOX coffee table & side table available MERCURY suspension light. CALLIGARIS BOCA STORE 6649 North Federal Highway Boca Raton Florida 33487 t. 561.756.8463 f. 561.756.8471 info SHOWROOM HOURS MONDAY - SATURDAY 10am - 6 pm SUNDAY 12pm - 5 pm 4 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Some jewelry displayed patented (US Pat. No. 7 007 507) 2015 Pandora Jewelry LLC All rights reserved PANDORA.NET YOUR JEWELRY ISN T JUST JEWELRY IT S THE STORY OF YOU. EVERY DAY A NEW CHAPTER. AN EXPLORATION OF CHARACTER AND MOOD. 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RSVP - 954-752-1020 1725 University Drive Suite 300 Coral Springs FL 33071 25 Years in practice Top Doc - 3 consecutive years Ivy League trained TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES HOTELIER JARED GALBUT ON THE FUTURE OF FORT LAUDERDALE GALE GETAWAY 40 44 18 24 DEPARTMENTS 54 BRIT IT GIRL CULTURAL SOPHIA WEBSTER CALENDAR SHIREEN ON THE SCENE 56 64 BUSINESS OPPENHEIM LAW BITES BY BOAT DOCK AND DINE 28 LIFESTYLE LIVE 30 BEAUTY & STYLE 34 FAB DAD GIFT GUIDE 68 DINING AT ADENA GRILL 74 76 REAL ESTATE SCENE ON SITE STAYCATIONS WHERE THE INN CROWD IS STAYING & PLAYING THIS SUMMER 38 MEN S FASHION SPLASH BEDROOM 2015 California Closet Company Inc. All rights reserved. Franchises independently owned and operated. GARAGE E N T R Y WAY WA L L B E D MEDIA CENTER KIDS OFFICE STORAGE CRAFT PA N T R Y Every California Closets system is custom designed specifically for you and the way you live. Visit our showroom or call today for a complimentary in-home design consultation. See how your home can be more beautiful and functional with our exceptional designs exclusive finishes and accessories. BOCA RATON 302 S. Federal Highway 954.946.2218 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 11 12 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Elevate your experience. Play your favorite Las Vegas style slots enjoy the thrill of live Blackjack indulge at the world-class NYY Steak and live it up at Legends Lounge. LIVE THE GOOD LIFE. Must be at least 21 years old to play Slots and Table Games or to receive Player s Club benefits. Must be 18 or older to play Live Poker. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 13 PUBLISHER Michelle Simon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Angela Caraway-Carlton ASSOCIATE EDITOR Elyssa Schwartz ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene COPY EDITOR Sherri Balefsky CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle MARKETING MARKETING DIRECTOR Bruce Kalick WRITERS Felicia Levine Leah Moskowitz Shireen Sandoval PHOTOGRAPHERS DowntownPhoto Fort Lauderdale Dreamfocus Photography Linzi Altabet ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle SHARI GLATTER sglatter DEBBY GOLD dgold SUZETTE GORDON suzette JILL HOROWITZ jill BONNIE JUDSON bonnie RONA LEVENSON rona CHERYL PERL cheryl DEBBIE PEROVICH dperovich BETH ROTH broth BETH TACHE beth Designer bridal gowns Complete bridal wear and accessories Wedding planning and design CHAIRMAN Gary Press GENERAL MANAGER Danielle Tarrant LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 2015 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is a monthly advertising magazine. All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error. The Ultimate Bridal Experience 7452 Wiles Road Coral Springs FL 33067 14 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM 954.755.9595 Modern Luxury COMPLETE DESIGN AND REMODELING SERVICES VISIT OUR DESIGN SHOWROOM KITCHENS BATHS DECORATIVE HARDWARE PLUMBING FIXTURES TILE LIGHTING HOME ACCESSORIES SERVICE 616 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD FT LAUDERDALE FL 33311 KLAND LAUDERDALE 954.564.1611 Licensed and Insured Residential General Contractor License number 85CGC1225CX LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 15 16 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 17 Cultural Calendar Huey Lewis and the News What The Heart of Rock and Roll is still beating. Cruise back to the 80s with icons Huey Lewis and the News. When June 12 at 8 p.m. Where Hard Rock Live Tickets 60 80 JUNEeventsHIGHLIGHTS Charli XCX What This English pop star Sushi & Stroll What Take a tranquil stroll in the gardens sip summer sake savor sushi then enjoy a high-energy taiko drum performance. When June 12 at 5 30 p.m. Where Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Tickets 5 7 is making her way to Fort Lauderdale. Her big break came when she collaborated with Iggy Azalea on the hit Fancy and her career has since skyrocketed. When June 15 at 7 p.m. Where Revolution Live Tickets 21.50 23 Mario Cantone On The Way To Broadway What Best known for his role on Sex and the City and his one-man show Laugh Whore Mario Cantone brings his newest show On the Way to Broadway to the Parker Playhouse. With music comedy and a kickin band expect Cantone s irreverent humor and wickedly funny impersonations. When June 13 at 8 p.m. Where Parker Playhouse Tickets 28 98 Chuggington Live The Great Rescue Adventure What Bring the kids out for a night with Chuggington Live Come see Koko Wilson and all the others as they take on another adventure. When June 20 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Tickets 15 85 Lauderdale Live What This live concert series returns to downtown Fort Jon Lovitz What Have a night filled with laughter as you eat drink and watch Jon Lovitz s stand-up comedy. His humor and wit make for a great show. When June 26 27 Where Improv Fort Lauderdale Tickets 30 Lauderdale with a lineup that includes Phillip Phillips O.A.R. Sister Hazel and more. When June 19 21 Where Huizenga Plaza Tickets 39.50 and up 18 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Shop for your home IN YOUR HOME. WITH A FREE CONSULTATION Whether you prefer wood shades shutters drapes blinds or roller shades all popular Budget Blinds window coverings can be motorized 25% OFF Selected Signature Series Window Treatments Budget Is Our Name Not Our Quality 954.295.6154 w w w . b u d g e t b l i n d s . c o m Offer not valid with any other offer. Offer good at a time of initial estimate only. Offer good at participating franchises only. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Budget Blinds is a registered trademark of Budget Blinds Inc. and a Home Franchise Concepts brand. Offer valid through 6 30 2015. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 19 Pearly Whites Stanton Smiles is the leading provider of dental care in Fort Lauderdale. We provide General Cosmetic & Sedation Dentistry. forget Don t your 99 Professional Whitening System 4 single visit computer designed Veneers for 3 500 Top 100 Young Dentists in the Country 2001 Faculty Nova Dental School R D Orapharma Philips Oral Healthcare Sirona CADCAM Instructor Consultant International lecturer on dental technology & advanced cosmetic techniques Rob B. Stanton DMD Ph. 954.568.9788 20 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM 3038 N Federal Hwy Ste H Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 21011 Johnson St. Ste 105 Pembroke Pines FL 33029 954.441.5051 w w w. M L O u t d o o r F u r n i s h i n g . c o m Ask about our next day delivery. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 21 A More Beautiful You w w w. w e s t o n c o s m e t i c s u rg e r y. c o m Face Breast Body Skin TM Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. 954.659.7760 New Restylane Silk for subtle lip enhancement and fine lines around the mouth. Double Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery The 1 non-surgical solution to eliminate fat Credentials you can trust MEMBER MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY The person for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service examination 22 Patient and any other result ofresponsible 72 hours of responding to the advertisement or the free discounted fee or reduced fee service examination oror treatment JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM within which is performed as a and treatment. OPPENHEIM LAW Providing strategic valuable counsel to those that have earned it. 2500 Weston Road Suite 404 Weston 33331 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 23 SHIREEN on the scene Staying in South Florida this summer Deco Drive anchor Shireen Sandoval shares her favorite places to shop and play. THE BEAUTIFUL BONNET HOUSE The first time I saw the Bonnet House I was in complete awe of its beauty. The bright-yellow open-air Spanish-style home snuggled into 35 acres of lush greenery in Fort Lauderdale isn t just unique it s incredibly captivating. Although its grounds date back thousands of years as far back as when the Spanish first came in contact with the New World it was a man by the name of Hugh Taylor Birch who was responsible for making it what it is today. (I m pictured here in the courtyard wearing clothing and accessories by Serendipity Consignment Boutique in Boca Raton.) REINVENTION THE RUSTED JALOPY The Rusted Jalopy is an unusual and eclectic art workshop in downtown Fort Lauderdale s FATVillage. It s owned by designer artist Marlowe Buelvas whose specialty is taking repurposed flawed materials (copper steel metal and aluminum) and reshaping them into things that are strong and perfectly imperfect. Marlowe is most known for creating one-off items which he makes with old tools like an English wheel a bead roller and a planishing hammer all manually operated. At Rusted Jalopy Decor you can get one-of-akind handmade lamps furniture and fixtures. (I m pictured here in Marlowe s workshop wearing a design by Elektrik Boutique located on Las Olas Boulevard.) Read more about the Rusted Jalopy and the Bonnet House s rich history on Shireen s blog at 24 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Distributors Jewelers and Retail stores welcomeplease contact us Toll Free at 800-406-2088 For 10% off any purchase from our website use this code LMWE LMGFL.COM LMGFL COM LMGFL.COM JUNE 20 5 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2 0 15 MGFL. L M UN 2015 NE 25 25 Marc Brotman Board Certified in Civil Trial Law Martindale Hubbell s Highest Rating Acknowledged as a SuperLawyer 33 years of trial experience A GOOD SETTLEMENT IS NO ACCIDENT Call US at 561.417.5656 137 West Royal Palm Road Boca Raton FL 33432 (561) 417-5656 Marc ATTORNEYS We have paid millions of dollars to referring attorneys. Call me at (561) 417-5656. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertising. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 26 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM MOUTHGUARD Dental Health & Beauty offers the latest advancements in Preventative Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Call us today to schedule your new look. Dr. Cleydes Dougherty Dr. Maria Semprun 954.575.0880 5481 University Dr. Suite 103 Coral Springs FL 33067 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 27 who what wear Mary Robinson a broker associate for Oyler & Robinson Keller Williams is wearing a dress by Adrianna Papell Michael Kors handbag and Steve Madden shoes Bradley Deckelbaum Beki Luecke Fernando de Nu ez y Lugones principal at Premier Developers a student from England is executive vice president of is wearing a Theory jacket development at ONE Sotheby s wearing a Sugarlips top and skirt Thomas Pink shirt AG jeans and and River Island shoes International Realty is wearing Johnston & Murphy shoes an Ermenegildo Zegna suit and Bally shoes Alain Mamane a broker for Solterra Corporation is wearing a suit by Tiger of Sweden and Prada shoes 28 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM RIVA FORT LAUDERDALE ON APRIL 2 2015 GUESTS CELEBRATED THE CONSTRUCTION LAUNCH OF RIVA FORT LAUDERDALE S NEWEST MAJOR LUXURY CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCE ALONG THE MIDDLE RIVER. SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 2016 RIVA WILL INCLUDE STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE OCEAN AND THE DOWNTOWN SKYLINE. Roy Oppenheim senior partner of Oppenheim Law is wearing a Canali jacket Brooks Brothers shirt slacks purchased in Hong Kong and Cole Haan shoes Steve Wetzler a real estate agent for The K Company Fort Lauderdale is wearing a Penguin shirt and pants and Sperry shoes Grant Lundberg a sales associate at RIVA Fort Lauderdale is wearing a Tommy and Donald J Pliner shoes Lianna Bianco a sales associate at RIVA Fort Lauderdale is wearing a Haute Hippie dress and Yves Saint Laurent shoes Mayor of Fort Lauderdale Jack Seiler is wearing a Ralph Lauren blazer and Mephisto shoes LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 29 Photos by Linzi Altabet BEAUTY AND BY LEAH MOSKOWITZ It s already June which means it s officially summer. Take advantage of living where others vacation and enjoy my product picks for looking HOT all season long style DON T FORGET DAD St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse If you don t have time to soak up the sun fake a golden glow with this self-tanner. I love the whole line but especially this mousse. If you need color on the double try the new Express Bronzing Mousse. 18- 44 and Ulta Comptoir Sud Pacifique Perfumes I love to wear a fresh island scent during the summer months and this brand s scent collection has been my favorite for years specifically the Vanille Coco and the Vanille Abricot. They re available in both a spray and a rollerball perfect for tossing into your beach bag. 32 20 Sephora and Nordstrom 2 Aloha from OPI Nail Polish This is the perfect shade for summer. The creamy coral-red polish will get you in the island spirit even if you re just saying aloha from the South Florida beaches. 5- 9 and drugstores Bleu de Chanel This is my absolute favorite men s cologne It s also available in a refillable travel spray ( 75) and an after-shave lotion ( 55) both of which would make the perfect gift for Father s Day 70- 122 Sephora and department stores Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 Protect your guy s puckers with this SPF lip balm. It s available in five scents and will relieve dry and irritated lips as well as block them from the rays. 7.50 Ulta and department stores Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Super-Slick Shave Cream Unlike me my husband is not a huge fan of products but this shaving cream is his constant go-to. He loves the smooth shave he gets with it and it doesn t irritate his sensitive skin. Plus he s in good company as Esquire named it Best Shaving Cream. 20 and Ulta Lifestyle s beauty columnist lumnist and blogger of Live ive Love Lipstick Leah eah Moskowitz is devoted to bringing ringing you what s new ew and hot. Visit for additional tips and tricks 30 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 31 32 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM We like your look. S H O W U S Y O U R H E A LT H Y S E L F I E . Northwest Medical Center Plantation General Hospital University Hospital & Medical Center Westside Regional Medical Center What are you doing to stay healthy Are you walking running or swimming Maybe you re in a dance or healthy cooking class. Enter our HEALTHYSelfie Contes t by liking one Healthy SELFIE CONTEST of our Facebook pages and uploading your favorite healthy-related selfie by July 30th. You could become the face of our next awareness campaign and win 5 000 for your favorite charity. See our Facebook pages for contest details NorthwestMedicalCenter PlantationGeneral UniversityHMC WestsideRMC See official rules on Facebook. HCABrowardSelfie LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 33 Dad can take this folding Gotham7 Citizen Bike anywhere on the plane in a boat on a road trip. Extra bonus the bikes are assembled in Dania Beach 200- 500 Keep dad organized and in style with this Gucci leather messenger bag. 2 950 Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale 2442 E. Sunrise Blvd. 954.566.6666 Pop the perfect rare Champagne for dad Dom P rignon P2 Vintage 1998 spent 16 years in the cellar. Here s to aging well 359 Total Wine & More 1906 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale 954.828.9463 FABDAD FATHER S DAY GIFT GUIDE Time is on dad s side with this Kevin Costner Collection watch by Jacques Lemans. 369 Splurge on sharp wheels for your main man s golf game with the Monarch custom golf cart. 14 000 Big D s Golf Carts 5359 N. Nob Hill Road Sunrise 954.578.3735 34 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM FOR THE FEARLESS FATHER give the gift of flight. FlyNYON an aerial photo experience just launched at North Perry Airport 7201 S. Airport Road Hollywood. Just like the pros you can lean out of the doorless helicopter to snap stunning shots. During the 36-minute ride passengers will have the option to travel to Miami Beach Fort Lauderdale Hollywood and more. Each flight is tailored to the passengers geographic preferences allowing them to snag photos of anything from the ocean to the captivating skyscrapers. All you have to do is charge your camera and visit to book a flight Seats start at 249. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 35 ST BROWARD S ONLY WE PEDIATRIC IC U NOW OPEN Announcing the first and only pediatric intensive-care unit (ICU) in West Broward. Infants children and teenagers no longer have to be taken across the county for serious illnesses and injuries. Now they can receive comprehensive Level II care right here. Near home. 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University Drive 201 Tamarac FL 33321 Pierini Esthetic Surgery ery 8353 N.W. 36th Street Doral FL 33166 m We Offer 0% Interest Patient Financing Gaby Espino Actress and Model LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for s payment for any other service examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service examination or treatment. ent. 37 MEN S FASHION Splash Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale presented its 2015 Men s Runway Show with the hottest summer trends. Mix don t match the linen summer jacket all whites from bright to sandy beige and splashing out with the perfect swim short just in time for his fashionable Father s Day gift ABOVE Elias Synalovski VP GM Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale Javier Echenique-Vico and Doug Ames 38 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM We Just Look Expensive Why Pacillo s We provide old world craftmanship We offer lifetime warranty We are family owned & operated for over 25 years Our customer service is paramount PH. 561.853.5711 PACILLOS.NET LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 39 40 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM A Gale -force wind is blowing from south to north and hotelier Jared Galbut says it s the strong winds of change for Fort Lauderdale s hotel and nightlife scene. Fort Lauderdale comes to Miami sometimes ... but this is going to be the opposite. Miami is going to Fort Lauderdale to get away from it all says Jared Galbut the managing principal of Menin Hospitality. Galbut and business partner cousin Keith Menin are bringing their South Beach swagger to the 954. The pair is helping reincarnate the old Escape Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach into a second Gale hotel. They will eventually manage the hotel and its food and beverage outlets when it opens in late 2017. As we sip coffee together at the Gale South Beach Galbut says his group looks for buildings with a past and admits he was instantly drawn to the Escape Hotel which was built in 1948 because it mirrored the story behind the current Gale. It s a two- to three-story property located right behind the W in Fort Lauderdale Galbut says. It was a hotel and then a nursing home for awhile which is the same story as the Gale South Beach. If you haven t been to the Gale South Beach it s an 87-room boutique hotel that Menin Hospitality took great care to restore to its original art deco history while mixing in modern conveniences. Galbut proudly points out the black-and-white photos of the GOING GALE BY ANGELA CARAWAY-CARLTON LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 41 old hotel that line the walls along with pictures of his own family which has deep roots in developing Miami Beach for more than 80 years. The Gale s signature Italian restaurant Dolce just won Bravo TV s Best New Restaurant while its lounge Rec Room is a frequent celebrity hangout. Galbut says the new Fort Lauderdale property will tell its own story. The 96-room hotel will have a similar look and feel to the Gale South Beach but adapted a little more to the Fort Lauderdale lifestyle and history Galbut says. For us it s a little more nautical a little more beachy a little more relaxed. Galbut believes his company knows how to pinpoint what s missing in a certain market and fill that void. With successes like Radio Bar and Bodega Taqueria in South Beach the homegrown hotelier says Fort Lauderdale is ripe and ready for more places to dine and party. We are going to be opening up five to seven food and beverage outlets and nightlife venues over the next three years in Fort Lauderdale says Galbut. We ve got some really interesting concepts that we re coming up with something really different that hasn t been seen in the area. THIS JUST IN Menin Hospitality has taken over the food and beverage outlets at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach and has potential plans to renovate the resort and marina. 42 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM ENDLESS SUMMER THE VENUE OF PERFECTION JET Events Weddings Galas Bar Bat Mitzvahs Fund Raisers Corporate Functions Not for Profit venue 5540 NW 21st Terrace Ft. Lauderdale 954.958.9900 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 43 Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West 44 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM The Inn Crowd The Hottest Spots to Stay and Play This Summer BY FELICIA S. LEVINE From spectacular sunset celebrations and lavish spa treatments (yes please) to iconic golf courses and celebrity chef-prepared meals (diets be damned) Florida offers countless reasons to vacation close to home. If you re searching for a summer getaway look no further than our 10 ultimate hot spots. Then just get in your car and drive. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 45 The Pillars Hotel FORT LAUDERDALE HOT SPOT This hidden two-story gem offers the intimate luxury of a boutique property while being just two miles from all the action on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Because it s situated on the Intracoastal Waterway you can easily hop a water taxi to your destination of choice (because why drive when you can boat ). THE DISH In-room massages sunset Champagne toasts a yacht charter ... The Pillars Hotel has lavish relaxation down to a science. Don t miss The Secret Garden an exclusive private dining club where only guests and members are privy to Chef Youssef Hammi s cross-cultural cuisine. Oenophiles will appreciate the global selection of vintages handpicked by Jerome the property s restaurant manager and resident sommelier. BIG DEAL Valid through Oct. 12 2015 the Vacation Like a VIP Package includes room upgrade 100 food and beverage credit 25 American Express gift card Super Summer 2-4-1 savings card for local attractions free parking Wi-Fi and welcome beverage. DETAILS The Pillars Hotel 111 N. Birch Road Fort Lauderdale 954.467.9639 W Waterstone Resort & Marina BOCA RATON HOT SPOT Not only does the newly renovated Waterstone Resort & Marina have Boca s most breathtaking views but it also offers quick access to the beach golf courses and downtown shopping. The DoubleTree by Hilton property boldly bypasses Boca s omnipresent Mizner pink in favor of chic coastal blues crisp whites and stone accents (hence its name). We love that all 139 guest rooms offer water views. THE DISH The waterfront promenade is the ultimate chill spot with a luxury pool marina dock and sun deck. Munch on Latin-inspired comfort food at the poolside Waterstone Bar & Grill or savor Chef Matthew Mixon s fresh seafood specialties at Boca Landing (try the signature Mustard Crusted Yellowtail delish ). BIG DEAL Starting at 184 the Summer Escape Package includes deluxe water-view accommodations 25 food credit and free overnight parking. For a water adventure choose the Wave Runner Package which includes two nights a 60-minute WaveRunner tour and 25 food credit starting at 210. DETAILS Waterstone Resort & Marina 999 E. Camino Real Boca Raton 561.368.9500 46 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Eden Roc MIAMI BEACH HOT SPOT This sprawling oceanfront resort is quintessential glam. Designed by Morris Lapidus it debuted in 1956 when famous guests like Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra coined it the Grand Dame of Miami Beach. After a multimilliondollar renovation celebs still flock here most recently actress Alicia Silverstone and reality stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. THE DISH Elle Spa the first spa developed by Elle magazine features a custom scrub bar hydrotherapy circuit and a serene relaxation salon. Order a Liz Taylor cocktail at the sleek Lobby Bar before grabbing dinner at Cabana Beach Club the area s only oceanfront open-air restaurant where Chef James Rogers prepares Floribbean comfort food. Watch for Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc Miami Beach a hotel within a hotel concept scheduled to debut this summer. BIG DEAL The Sunshine Escape Package includes up to 20 percent discount for Florida residents valet parking and breakfast for two. The LGBT Wedding Celebration Package includes two nights with breakfast 15 percent food drink discount waived ceremony fee and more. DETAILS TAILS Eden Roc Miami Beach 4525 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 855.433.3676 The Brazilian Court PALM BEACH HOT SPOT Dr. Mehmet Oz actress Candice Bergen and pro golfer Lucas Glover all recently stayed at this Palm Beach landmark which is located steps from the beach and Worth Avenue s swanky shops and galleries. Cloaked in lush courtyards the Spanish-Mediterraneanstyle hotel has been popular with the rich and famous since it opened in 1926 when it was the preferred haunt for everyone from Greta Garbo to Marjorie Merriweather Post. THE DISH Enjoy Palm Beach at its ritziest from the chauffeured BMW that transports guests to and from the beach to the Fr d ric Fekkai Salon & Spa where wellcoiffed socialites undergo indulgent European facials and salon services. Prepare for the meal of a lifetime at Caf Boulud where world-renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and Executive Chef Rick Mace create French-American delights. The weekend brunch is to dine for BIG DEAL Through Sept. 30 2015 Florida residents get 15 percent off starting at 179 per night plus free valet parking. DETAILS The Brazilian Court 301 Australian Ave. Palm Beach 561.655.7740 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 47 Amara Cay Resort ISLAMORADA HOT SPOT Fresh from a multimillion-dollar revamp Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada is reminiscent of a hip seaside cottage. The property s understated elegance and tropical vibe make it perfect for relaxed getaways and family gatherings. The friendly concierge consists of seasoned locals more than happy to arrange your dolphin swim or fishing excursion (Islamorada is after all the world s sport-fishing capital). THE DISH We adore anywhere you can conch out on a private beach hammock with a good book. For an adrenaline rush hop a Jet Ski or check out the vibrant multicolored sea life on a snorkeling adventure. After working up an appetite head to cozy Oltremare Ristorante for Chef Dario Olivera s fine Italianinspired fare or poolside to Sparrows Rum Bar for Caribbean-inspired dishes and tropical cocktails. BIG DEAL The Escape to Islamorada Package offers a discounted deluxe room 50 gas card discounted tickets for Theater of the Sea and two free drinks. DETAILS Amara Cay Resort 80001 Overseas Highway Islamorada 305.664.0073 Mainsail Beach Inn ANNA MARIE ISLAND HOT SPOT The Mainsail Beach Inn is a standout for its easy living and coastal charm. Located on Anna Maria Island a historic little town located 50 miles south of Tampa the family-friendly beachfront escape offers furnished fully stocked (just pack a swimsuit and a toothbrush) two- and three-bedroom vacation rentals. Take a sailing course grill your fresh catch under a gazebo stroll along the marina ... or do nothing at all. THE DISH Leave your car behind and ride the old-fashioned trolley to the island s galleries kitschy gift shops and the bayfront Anna Maria City Pier. While the inn doesn t have its own restaurant it partners with neighboring Beach Bistro a Zagatrated eatery where nightly happy hours include free welcome Champagne. Prefer a quiet night in No worries The property offers room service. BIG DEAL Request the Summer Florida Rate and get 10 percent off any seven-night stay from June to August 2015. DETAILS Mainsail Beach Inn 101 66th St. Holmes Beach 888.849.2642 Thompson MIAMI BEACH HOT SPOT South Beach typically grabs all the attention but the Mid-Beach area of Collins Avenue (the stretch north of 23rd Street) is booming with new hotels. Thompson Miami Beach is our pick for the perfect mix of relaxation and partying. The brightly decorated hotel has two pools both offering stunning views of the Atlantic. THE DISH Book massages at the open-air rooftop spa clink glasses Mad Men style at 1930s House or take in the scene amid a walled forest of native plants at the outdoor Garden. Next nosh on local fare at Seagrape where celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein whips up tasty dishes. This summer guests will be treated to Top Chef alum Dale Talde s Asian-American cuisine when he opens TALDE Miami Beach. BIG DEAL Florida residents get 20 percent off the best available rate online free nightly valet parking and two welcome summer cocktails. Rates start at 229. DETAILS Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 786.605.4041 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 49 Naples Grande Beach Resort NAPLES HOT SPOT This year Naples Grande Beach Resort unveiled its 18 million makeover and the results were impressive. From the guest rooms to the beach area and pools to the Naples Grande Golf Club ... no rich detail was spared. We love its location a 3-mile stretch of beach along the Gulf of Mexico and the fact that it s the only Naples hotel to include a balcony in every room. THE DISH A sun worshipper s dream the revamped resort offers water sports daybeds and butler service on a pristine beach tucked behind a 200-acre mangrove estuary. Three pools include the adults-only Palm Terrace (private cabanas with flat-screen TVs) the family-friendly Mangrove (a waterslide and rock tower) and the secluded Hibiscus Hideaway (for swimming laps or simple solitude). There s also a worldclass spa the renowned Naples Grande Golf Course and three new restaurants. BIG DEAL Best of Naples Grande Offer includes guest room with private balcony and a 50 resort credit per night. DETAILS Naples Grande Beach Resort 475 Seagate Drive Naples 855.826.5861 Trump National Doral MIAMI HOT SPOT Miami-based Trump National Doral stands out for its opulence (we expect no less from The Donald). It s home to the iconic Blue Monster championship golf course and Taylormade Performance Lab (for custom-fit clubs) and is just a quick jaunt from downtown South Beach and Coral Gables. Oh and bring Fido Pets get special beds room service and rides to the dog park. THE DISH Celebs Justin Timberlake and Michael Douglas are fans of the property s four championship golf courses and mouthwatering food. BLT Prime is the resort s signature American steakhouse (carnivores will love the 28-day dry-aged NY Strip) with veranda seating overlooking the greens. For alfresco dining head to Champions Bar & Grill for tasty Chicken Lollipops and Naked Burgers. Or grab an icy beverage at the poolside Palm Grill. Cap off the day with a deeptissue massage at the posh spa. BIG DEAL The Trump Select Golf Spa Package starts at 205 per person and includes nightly room breakfast for two round of golf and 50-minute spa treatment per room. The Rise and Dine Package starts at 245 per night in a deluxe guest room with daily breakfast for two at BLT Prime. DETAILS Trump National Doral 4400 NW 87th Ave. Miami 305.592.2000 50 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Ocean Key Resort & Spa KEY WEST HOT SPOT Perched at the tip of Margaritaville Ocean Key Resort & Spa wins our vote for its idyllic location and Sunset Pier a party spot with the best seats in town for the island s nightly sunset celebration. It s nestled between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square right on Duval Street which is home to funky shops restaurants pubs and wine bars. THE DISH Even jaded spagoers will flip for SpaTerre s 110-minute Javanese Royal Treatment which includes a Balinese massage herbal exfoliation cool yogurt splash aromatic shower and traditional soaking tub filled with rose petals. Dining is equally sumptuous at Hot Tin Roof named after former Keys resident Tennessee Williams where Chef Scott Maurer serves Cuban-themed fare. Toast your vacation at Liquid Pool Bar & Lounge where sunbathing is rewarded with complimentary frozen fruit skewers and coco mango-misted towels. BIG DEAL Florida residents get 10 percent off nightly rate. The Live to Play Another Day Package starts at 869 per night with room upgrade daily breakfast for two at Hot Tin Roof one cocktail daily and Rejuvenating Massage for two with Isotonic B-12 vitamin shots. DETAILS Ocean Key Resort & Spa 0 Duval St. Key West 800.328.9815 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 51 dive from the beach to a natural reef feel the sand between your toes explore unique shops and savor open air dining Spend a day or night with us. We re closer than you think. LAUDERDALE BY-THE-SEA 52 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM I Commercial Blvd. at the Beach Casual Elegance... For your Outdoor Living Specializing in One of The Best Selections of Quality Name Brand Furniture With Low Prices 7355 Sample Rd. Coral Springs 954-752-0161 1.4 miles west of 441 State Road 7 1201 US HWY 1 N. Palm Beach 561-776-9990 mile south of PGA Blvd. Open Mon-Sat 10AM - 5 30PM Sunday Noon to 5PM T EN S TORY O FFICE B UILDING - 1 000 - 75 000 SF F OR L EASE O N S ITE P ROPERTY M ANAGEMENT & S ECURITY O N S ITE A MENITIES R ESTAURANT F ULL S ERVICE B ANK R ESERVED C OVERED PARKING M ULTI -M ILLION D OLLAR R ENOVATION U NDERWAY A GGRESSIVE L EASE T ERMS W ITH S TRONG I NSTITUTIONAL O WNERSHIP LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 53 FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE BY ANGELA CARAWAY-CARLTON SOPHIA WEBSTER Webster recently hopped the pond to show off her spring summer 2015 collection at Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton and I immediately had a shoe crush. Her latest line is full of shoes with candy-colored beaded heels zigzags angel wings speech bubbles and fun summer features like watermelons flowers pineapples and butterflies. The colorful collection is oh-so-South Florida. Webster admits that the last time she was in Miami she soaked up inspiration from our art deco buildings. Obviously the architecture the colors I definitely think that the A kitschy pink flamingo as a yard ornament No thanks. Flamingos perched on your shoes Yes please Brit it girl Sophia Webster a darling in the design world known for creating playful and whimsical shoes has a thing for the bright-pink birds and always finds a way to add some flamingo flair to her seasonal collections. I ve always loved flamingos. They re just very chic they totter around and they are very sassy. They ve become a bit of a mascot for the brand says Webster in her thick English accent. Plus pink is her favorite color 54 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM femininity of it as well as the graphic lines are very inspiring she says. Webster who studied fine art before she started designing shoes also took time to judge fashion students at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The students created fashion illustrations designed to complement Webster s whimsical shoes. Webster then selected her favorites which will be on display at Saks. When I was a student I got a lot of support Webster says. Any competition that would come my way I would enter it because I felt like it was such a good way to get yourself out there and get yourself noticed. The East London gal keeps growing her business. Earlier this year Webster launched a bridal line and the new mom just unveiled a line of shoes for fashionista mini-mes. Now kids from babies to 9 years old can sport cute kicks with bananas watermelons and speech bubbles that say things like Tiny Talk. Stayed tuned for more on Webster s fall line in Lifestyle s September issue. Top Webster at her meet and greet at Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton Bottom Webster judging fashion students work at the Boca Raton Museum of Art LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 55 Ellen B. Pilelsky and Roy Oppenheim How Oppenheim Law became a major national figure in the nation s mortgage meltdown BY KEVIN GALE FORECLOSURE Meanwhile his traditional business of handling closings and doing title work had evaporated. A friend said to me Roy your phone is not ringing. No one is walking in. No one is doing anything. Figure it out Oppenheim recalls. And so I went home and didn t really sleep much. Am I really going to do this Am I going to make registration line for law classes at Northwestern University and both worked for securities firms on Wall Street after graduation. Pilelsky says she liked her boutique firm which handled major projects and paid well. She was also able to routinely work a 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. schedule. Oppenheim however would sometimes come home at 5 or 6 a.m. with bagels after working all night. We d buy tickets to a Broadway show and I d have to give them to my secretary because I couldn t go Oppenheim says. And there were a lot of last-minute cancellations for dinner with friends. The pair started looking at law partners in their 40s and didn t think they were nurturing their children very well. Before we had children we said this was not the lifestyle we envisioned Oppenheim says. They moved to South Florida working with prominent firms in Miami and Pilelsky then working in the state attorney s office. Her father thought there would be opportunity opening a firm in the new community of Weston. And so the law firm of Ellen B. Pilelsky was formed. Oppenheim left his Miami firm Real estate lawyer Roy Oppenheim recalls when everything changed for his legal practice and the U.S. financial system. His wife Ellen B. Pilelsky started their law firm in Weston in 1989 when the area had more cows than people. As Weston grew so did their business which included Weston Title & Escrow Inc. In the mid-2000s they were riding an unprecedented wave of activity in South Florida. We had this great development practice all these clients building developing and flipping. It was just insane. People were flying and the phone was ringing. Then one day it was like the Twilight Zone says Oppenheim snapping his fingers and waving his arms like an NFL referee signaling no catch. Oppenheim who had previously worked as a securities lawyer on Wall Street watched as AIG and Lehman Brothers imploded. College savings accounts were temporarily frozen. I start seeing red really red. At the same time people were walking in and saying I can t pay my mortgage he says. First it was a handful of people but it turned into hundreds. A FRIEND SAID TO ME ROY YOUR PHONE IS NOT RINGING. NO ONE IS WALKING IN. NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING. FIGURE IT OUT. this pivot and turn the tables His decision to fight lenders would put him in the national spotlight about foreclosure practices. The beginning Oppenheim s trek into the rabbit hole of foreclosures would never had happened if he and his wife didn t want to have a good work life balance. They first met in the LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 57 on July 4 1990 which he calls his independence day and joined Pilelsky s practice. I was no longer going to be tethered to a large firm. I wanted to have balance in my life he says. The Oppenheims pride themselves on subsequently not missing major events with their children such as their daughter Melissa s rowing regattas or their daughter Wendi s fencing matches. Melissa now works for Facebook and Wendi is at Google. Their son Lance an awardwinning filmmaker will be attending Harvard in the fall after having spent part of a gap year filming his next movie in Southeast Asia. A work life balance also allows them to be active in the community. Pilelsky drafted the incorporation papers for B nai Aviv Synagogue and both have served on the board. Oppenheim formed the Weston Democratic Club and ended up attending President Clinton s inauguration with the entire family. The couple initially faced a lot of jokes about working in Weston when the ratio of cows to people was about 10 to 1. But then came the wave of development that would see Weston grow to 65 672 residents. Weston developer Arvida who had been a client of Oppenheim s firm in Miami gave them a lot of work. A billion and a half dollars in closings later that s what happened Oppenheim says. Oppenheim Law is the oldest and largest law firm in Weston with four other attorneys and more than 20 employees. It handles consumerrelated class actions including Firestone tires and DuPont s Teflon personal injury cases commercial litigation and business law. Oppenheim is more of the public face of the firm with his South Florida Law Blog YouTube channel and scholarly law review articles on the foreclosure crisis. Pilelsky who is known for having a good bedside 58 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM manner with clients handles the firm s administration. The foreclosure crisis hits The housing meltdown changed the nature of the practice. Oppenheim was soon busy defending hundreds of clients facing foreclosure. His background on Wall Street helped him understand the securitization of mortgages while his title work provided insight into the chain of custody of documents. Very quickly we saw the chains of title were broken nonexistent or fraudulent he says. It became apparent that in many cases the banks had falsified and forged documents and that s how the robo-signing crises evolved. There was a group of lawyers like myself who brought this to the attention of the authorities and media. We ended up winning and beating the banks in excess of 80 times modified hundreds of loans and handled hundreds of short sales and negotiated settlements. Oppenheim has been quoted as an expert in foreclosure defense by The Financial Times of London The New York Times The Wall Street Journal CNN and The Huffington Post. Oppenheim thought the wave would last two years but it s still going on eight years later. A pending Florida Supreme Court case is needed to sort out conflicting lower court rulings that could give lenders another bite of the foreclosure apple. It has to do with the fiveyear limitation for finishing the foreclosure of a mortgage. The fiveyear clock starts running when a lender demands full payment of the loan and interest a process known as acceleration says Oppenheim who has YouTube videos on the topic. The question is What happens in Pending cases will further clarify the law on foreclosures Florida cases where the foreclosure lawsuit was dismissed and the five years have run out In the case of U.S. Bank vs. Patricia J. Bartram the Fifth District Court of Appeal said the lender could revoke the acceleration called deacceleration and file for foreclosure again. In Deutsche Bank vs. Harry Beauvais the Third District Court of Appeal ruled that a bank cannot refile after five years when a case has been dismissed and the borrower prevailed in the original foreclosure case. Oppenheim supports that view saying deacceleration is a made-up legal fiction. Courts in Missouri New York Nevada and New Jersey have all basically ruled that you can t deaccelerate after you accelerate a loan he says. Oppenheim expects arguments in the case in October and a ruling early next year. LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 59 Many Options Available to Treat Heart Failure Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body s needs either because one side has gotten too weak or the heart has become Viviana Navas MD Cleveland Clinic Florida too stiff. Nearly 5 Cardiologist million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people over age 65. Heart failure can have many causes including coronary artery disease irregular heartbeats high blood pressure certain viruses excessive alcohol or drug use and past treatment with chemotherapy. In some patients the cause of the heart s worsening performance is not known. physical and review your medical history to see if any past conditions could have damaged your heart muscle. The primary test used to diagnose heart failure is an echocardiogram. This will give the doctor a clear picture of your heart s health. Other tests that can be useful include blood work chest X-ray electrocardiogram stress test and angiogram. Symptoms of heart failure The most common early symptom of heart failure is that patients feel short of breath after only a little physical activity. Some also feel short of breath when comfortable to sleep propped up with several pillows. Swelling in the legs fatigue weight gain and gastrointestinal problems can also be early signs of heart failure. If your doctor suspects you have heart failure he or she will conduct a complete Treating heart failure with fairly routine procedures such as ones to correct irregular rhythms or open a blocked artery. If none of these are appropriate medications such as beta blockers ACE inhibitors and aldosterone antagonists can help improve the heart s ability to pump blood slow the heart rate reduce blood pressure improve Patients also are advised on lifestyle changes they can make to improve their heart health such as eating better and exercising. For patients whose heart failure is more severe and cannot be managed with medications or other approaches Cleveland Clinic Florida began a program last year to transplant donor hearts and implant mechanical devices. When a heart failure patient s condition is worsening a team of experts including cardiologists surgeons pharmacists nutritionists and social workers meets to review the best treatment options. If a heart transplant is indicated the patient a mechanical device to assist the heart is decided to be the best course of action surgery to implant it typically can occur within a few days. The 1 name in heart care. Without skipping a beat. From routine care to complex heart transplants Cleveland Clinic Florida consistently delivers world class care at every level. Long-term outlook good Although patients who undergo heart or device implantation are hospitalized for 1 to 2 weeks and need to come back for frequent follow up visits most can resume a fairly normal life within about a month. They tend to report feeling much stronger and healthier and often have few long-term limitations on their daily life. Same-day y heart appointments 800 639 DOCTOR 800.639.DOCTOR 0 For a consultation call 800-639-DOCTOR or Cleveland Clinic was ranked 1 in heart care by U.S. News & World Report 2014-15. information. 60 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 61 62 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Lifestyle advice PUBLIC RELATIONS 101 MAKE BLOGGING YOUR BULLHORN South Florida recently has been awash in big public relations news lately. From a tech firm landing 500 million from Google to ultra-luxury condos rising from Miami Beach to downtown Boca Raton companies are getting front-page news. But what if your start-up or even real estate or professional services firm technology company or luxury marketplace or consumers. 3. Shelve your media humility. Quiet companies get ignored. The ironic part is it s easier than ever to be loud and proud. Use your Facebook Twitter Instagram and other social media services you can share your blog and the news and insights it contains. Then encourage readers fans and followers to share it in kind. 4. Play nice with others. Has your Miami law firm helped a corporate client negotiate a new contract Has your luxury real estate marketing firm sold a multimillion dollar penthouse Has your tech firm helped a customer innovate and transform their business That s blog-worthy news that s even worthy of sharing with area news reporters. 5. Be the bullhorn in the china shop. Disruptors get noticed. It s your blog feel free to play the contrarian about events of the day. Speak your mind. Support your arguments. Then share them with others. Using your blog as a soapbox lets you take a proactive posture to growing your media presence. It can create a powerful voice indeed. JULIE TALENFELD President Boardroom Communications 1776 N Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale FL 33322 954.370.8999 retailer isn t considered by the press as the Next Big Thing How can you get your fair share of coverage Become a publisher. Using a blogging site and social media services like Facebook Twitter YouTube even LinkedIn and others you can turn your company news or insights about the day s events into content that sheds light shares perspective and establishes your executives or company as thought leaders in your space. Use these five tips to become a social media publisher 1. Set up your blog. It sounds hightech but blogging is pretty simple. Using platforms like WordPress TypePad Blogger and others in a few days or less you can set up a blog and be writing. With the right design support you can even make it resemble your website Facebook or Twitter pages. 2. Write about what you know. No matter your subject matter you re the expert. Take a topic of the day and share your insights about the news the industry or how it affects the local LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 63 Lifestyle cruised our local waterways to find the best spots to dock dine and drink. Here are the top places to anchor this summer. BITES BY BOAT (breakfast lunch and dinner) by boat. Nestled in a beautiful marina the laid-back and friendly cafe caters to people and their pups there is a special menu just for dogs BEST BITES With 13 rotating chefs the menu offers something for everyone. Start off with the crispy Tuna Wontons stacked with tuna tartar seaweed salad and wasabi aioli get a taste of coastal Maine with the Lobster Roll packed with huge chunks of lobster and crunchy lettuce (one of the best we ve had outside of Maine) and don t miss the perfectly cooked scallops (the night we were there they were prepared with blue cheese and pecans and served over red and golden beets). There s also a Hook and Cook special where the chef will cook your catch of the day. BEST BEVERAGES Savor homemade sangria or sip a bright pomegranate Champagne cocktail. The Rusty Hook Tavern 125 Riverside Drive Pompano Beach 954.941.2499 THE VIBE This lively new spot is a casual place to people-watch and catch megayachts cruise by your table. There s great waterfront seating and on the weekends diners benefit from the Sands Harbor Resort s live entertainment on the pool deck. BEST BITES The menu is heavy on seafood and big on flavor. The West African-born chef trained in France so every dish is full of herbs and spices. Start off with the Ahi Tuna Poke with bacon chutney and spicy mayo the Wahoo Ceviche (or fresh catch of the day) in coconut milk and the Pork Belly with a pomegranate BBQ glaze. For dinner hook the whole fish of the day often prepared with olives sweet peppers and garlic. BEST BEVERAGES Sip the fresh Thai Basil cocktail with clementine vodka basil and grapefruit or go for a kick with the Guilty Plea made with tequila Thai chili passion fruit and jalapeno. On Wednesdays score half off on bottles of wine. The Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe 2841 Marina Circle Lighthouse Point 954.941.0246 THE VIBE This off-the-beaten path restaurant run by three siblings from Lighthouse Point is the only place in Broward County where you can get all three meals 64 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM ARRIVE IN STYLE The Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill 400 SW Third Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.761.3500 THE VIBE This massive pirate-themed restaurant has some of the best views of the New River with a large airy deck fit for swapping tales of water adventures. Docking is made easy with 140 feet of dock space ace and seven additional slips for boaters. There s even a pool on site to cool off. BEST BITES Don t let the kitschy pirate theme fool you the real treasure here is the food. The owner Roberto sailed the world for 35 years and the menu is full of his favorite orite recipes. His wife Claudia cooks up dishes from the Caribbean Brazil Spain and beyond. Start with the spicy Fire Coral Shrimp topped with flavorful Brazilian hot peppers then move on to perfectly tenderized octopus. Definitely share seafood specialties like the Asopado de Marisco which is a bowl packed with seafood in a saffron sauce brandy and wine. Another must-try is the flavorful Brazilian dish Vatapa a complex fish and shrimp dish that takes about 20 hours to prepare. BEST BEVERAGES Pirates may be known for swigging rum but here you ll want to down the No Guts No Glory Margarita made with Patron fresh-squeezed lemon and lime and agave. Other fresh favorites are the One Eye Mojito or the Acai Caipirinha. Don t have a boat No problem Longtime boater George Allen and his girlfriend Carmen will pick you up in their luxurious 40-foot Van Dutch boat and take you to dinner in style. Think of it as your high-end limo on the water. Our passengers cruise for two hours sightseeing and relaxing with no traffic to deal with except for maybe a few dolphins or manatees along the way Allen says. The couple will scoop you up in your backyard (if you re lucky enough to live on the water) or at another waterfront location then drop you at a restaurant of your choice anywhere from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton to Miami. Water sodas and juices are provided however Allen says they ll cater to a customer s every whim. A slow sunset cruise to their favorite restaurant while sipping Champagne is a client favorite. Of course this kind of luxury will cost you. A twohour cruise to dinner runs around 900 but you can have up to 10 people on board. Splurge for a romantic ride with just two people or have all your friends pitch in for a raucous ride Blue Infinity Charters 786.236.0728 LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 65 Villa Patrizia F I N E I TA L IA N R E STAU R A N T NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH Sun-Thu 11am-2pm 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-2 pm 4pm-11pm 2 FOR 1 DRINKS Mon-Sun 4-7pm and lunch ALL YOU CAN EAT Chicken Parm Meatballs Penna alla vodka salad 25 Located in Riverstone Shoppes - 7351 North State Road 7 Parkland FL 954.906.5370 LM L.CO LMGFL CO LMGFL.COM JUNE 2 0 5 LMGFL.COM JUNE 20 15 MG UN 2015 67 67 Adena Grill & Wine Bar 900 Silks Run 1740 Hallandale Beach 954.464.2333 RAISING THE STAKES AT GULFSTREAM BY ANGELA CARAWAY-CARLTON ADENA GRILL When it comes to dining at The Village at Gulfstream Park place your bets on the new Adena Grill. With a mind-blowing 7 000 bottles of wine (no I m not exaggerating) meat from its own farm and dazzling decor Adena Grill is a winner. At the sprawling restaurant walls are adorned with striking murals created by a Russian artist while other walls of glass serve as climatecontrolled wine fridges. The main dining room is large and inviting giving guests ample room for an intimate and comfortable meal. A separate glam bar is perfect for a post-race cocktail and there s even a private wine room for a romantic dinner or party. Here s the beef on the steakhouse While many restaurants tout grassfed and hormone-free meats on their menus Adena Grill can actually vouch for its bragging rights. All of the beef and chicken are fed and finished at the owner s namesake 90 000-acre farm in Ocala Florida a true farm-tofork experience. Chef Giovanni Arias formerly of health-conscious Canyon Ranch Miami Beach is spearheading the restaurant s all-natural vision. We began our meal with the creamy burrata served with strawberries figs and hazelnuts an excellent combination of sweetness and nuttiness. We also shared the Shellfish Platter which was stacked with shrimp Maine lobster stone crab claws and Massachusetts oysters. Adena Grill claims everything is out of the water and onto your plate within 24 hours and sure enough each element truly tasted like it came straight from the sea. I ve tried just about every supped- up mac and cheese in South Florida and Adena s Gnocchi Mac and Cheese tops my list. While most macs leave you feeling heavy this cheesy dish manages to taste light and pillowy. The secret The chef actually uses the entire potato to make the gnocchi along with a crispy potato skin topping Gruyere cheese and bacon. The 5-yearold in me didn t want to share. While I m not a huge carnivore my husband grew up on a beef cattle farm in Virginia so he s always my tastetester when it comes to meat. His face lit up when he tore into his Bone-In Cowboy Steak with rich marbling and perfect char. The verdict Juicy and delicious. My medium Petit Filet was also on point and so tender I was able to slice into it like butter. Adena offers several different sauces to accompany its steaks (for an additional charge) and our favorites were the Truffle Mustard and Chimichurri. Not a meat eater I enjoyed the earthiness and heartiness of the Roasted Vegetable & Barley Risotto with melt-in-your-mouth mascarpone oregano and pistachio pesto. 68 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 69 70 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM The Up & Comer Awards showcases South Florida s young professionals whose dedication to their industries and communities deserves recognition. Please join us as we honor the finalist and announce the winners at our awards program hosted by The Venue in Wilton Manors. DATE TIME PLACE Thursday June 18th 2015 5 30pm Networking Reception 7 00pm Awards Ceremony The Venue 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors FL 33305 TICKETS 150 1000 Group of Ten Tickets HERE ARE THE 2015 UP & COMER AWARD FINALISTS BANKING FINANCE C. Grant Conness Melissa Martinez Ravi Ramnarain Cara Solimine Global Wealth Management Apollo Bank Mercantil Commerce Bank Girbraltar Private Bank and Trust LAW - DADE (CONT.) John S. Leinicke Jessica Z. Martin David Rosenberg ROIG Lawyers ROIG Lawyers Broad and Cassel REAL ESTATE - DADE Hillary Hertzberg Jeronimo Hirschfeld Grant Horwitz Andrew Lehrer Christina Pappas Yamal Yidios Char The Jills at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate One Real Estate Investment Lennar CBRE The Keyes Company Inc. Ytech International LAW - PALM BEACH Heather Miller Jenna Rubin Broad and Cassel Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A. Ruben E. Socarras Marshall Socarras Grant P.L. 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Highlights include dramatic volume ceilings resplendent marble and wood flooring huge formal living and dining rooms eat-in kitchen home theater billiard room library den and bar room with butler s wine pantry. Outdoor features include a large covered patio with several seating areas a summer kitchen private pool spa and wooden playground. 74 JVR offers CGI the best impact-resistant windows and doors in the industry. JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Listing Price 3 000 000 Location 715 Bayshore Drive Apt 801 Listing Agent Albert Niels ONE Sotheby s International Realty 954.522.2831 Specs 3 471 sq. ft. 3 Bd 4.5 Ba FORT LAUDERDALE Highlights This one-of-a-kind condominium features exceptional modern decor his hers master baths soundproof custom doors four zones of air conditioning European appliances multiple ovens wine storage marble and granite kitchen and 270-degree ocean views. Additional highlights include floor-to-ceiling glass and marble bathrooms four garage spaces two storage rooms world-class security and concierge. WITH NEW IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS INGRASCI IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS Since 2003 JVR LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 650 East Prospect Road Oakland Park 33334 954 564 5610 75 Licensed and insured General Contractors (Florida State License CGC-1512448) scene on site ARC Broward s Delish 2015 More than 500 guests enjoyed the sold-out culinary extravaganza held on April 17 at Young At Art Children s Museum. Philip Darmon Carla Pellegrino Heather Geronemus Shermika Lyons Lisa Petrillo and Adrienne Grenier Debbie s Dream Foundation On Saturday April 18 Debbie s Dream Foundation hosted its annual Dream Makers Gala. With more than 600 people in attendance the event raised over 300 000. Babette Ferre and David Kubiliun Dennis Haas Jessica Kersey Lee Brushingham Scot and Barbara Hunter and Ana Brushingham Mike and Maribel Curry Sarah and Andy Guttman Debbie Zelman (president and founder of Debbie s Dream Foundation) Zachary and Rachel Guttman Danny and Madelyn Zelman scene on site Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 2 000 participants raised more than 185 000 for MADD at the annual 5K in Fort Lauderdale. MADD Dash start at Huizenga Park Mayor Jack Seiler Heather Geronemus and Commissioner Chip LaMarca Stephanie Brown Marla Jaffe and Rosy Lopez 76 JUNE 2015 LMGFL.COM Hap Pomerantz P.A 954.341.4444 Broker - Vice President The Keyes Company Realtors Over 34 years experience Over 2 770 satis ed Clients Relocation Specialist Degrees in Real Estate and Finance - Florida State University 56 Homes Sold in 2014 With my 34 years experience I understand that Northwes Broward is more than a place to live. That s why I treat each client as an individual. My detailed Northwest understanding and superior knowledge of the marketplace allows me to bring more to the table when working with either buyers or with sellers. market CORAL SPRINGS HILLS ESTATE HOME 689 800 Wow This tremendous property features an updated home a tennis sports court and a resort style pool patio It s located on a quiet 1 acre waterfront estate in the popular Hills area It has 3 year new roof as well as accordion shutters & much much more Known as the Country in the City the Hills is a unique area of custom homes on lots ranging from 1-5 acres. Enjoy the ambiance of that country feeling yet know you are located in the heart of the city with all the in-town conveniences and A Rated schools. This magnificent acre property is located on a quiet dead-end street. The curb appeal is marvelous with generously sized brick paver driveway leading to over-sized side-load 2 car garage circular driveway and walkway. This custom built beauty features 4 bedrooms 2 1 2 baths 3 467 sq. ft. of living space with over 4 000 sq. ft. total area. The home features genuine oak floors an amazing updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and updated bathrooms The rear of the property is certainly a picture postcard and includes a tongue & groove roofed porch entertainment area and an over-sized stoned outdoor patio area that is completely fenced. THE FALLS AT HERON BAY 874 800 Outstanding waterfront location in one of Coral Springs Parkland s premier communities Located in Heron Bay The Falls includes its own private 2nd gate exclusive to The Fall s residents of only 54 homes. Top A rated schools feature Park Trails Elementary Westglades Middle and Stoneman Douglas High School This one of a kind custom built home features 4 bedrooms plus office 2 baths in the master retreat 2 guest baths separate bath and a 3 car garage The gourmet island kitchen features 42 cherry cabinets with designer molding custom granite counters and backsplashes stainless steel appliances featuring GE Monogram built-in refrigerator Miele wall oven Bosch dishwasher GE Advantium convection microwave GE Monogram glass cook top snack counter full-sized breakfast area and cherry & granite butler s pantry Other features include impact glass for all clerestory windows accordion shutters 20 custom tile throughout high end upgraded baths crown molding and much much more PARKLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 659 800 Wow Great buy on this highly upgraded 5 bedroom 3 bath waterfront home in world class Parkland Golf & Country Club Hardly lived in Gourmet kitchen with 42 wood cabinets glass fronts pull-out pot drawers dental crown molding built-in sub-zero refrigerator stainless steel KitchenAid appliances with double ovens granite counters with double ogee edge built-in pantry and huge island with under-mount stainless steel sink and instant hot faucet Full impact windows and doors Luxury master bath Professionally decorated and ready to go T l 954.341.4444 Fax 954.854.3344 E-mail Hap Tel 954 341 4444 F LMGFL.COM JUNE MY HARD WORK PAYS OFF... 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This 2 story Spinnaker model welcomes you with a foyer 20 living room ceilings a 1st floor spacious master suite with 2 walk-in closets 3.5 baths a loft and a wonderful kitchen with 42 Maple Ash Cabinets Corian Counters & Kitchen Aid appliances. Contact Roy Godin at 954-254-3563 Pineridge Coral Springs 415 000 Beautiful home in sought after PINE RIDGE Wonderful family neighborhood with A-rated schools Charming entrance w new pavers into this fabulous 4 2 1 (Jack and Jill in Master bath and his hers walk-in closets ) UPGRADED kitchen and all baths. Vaulted ceilings. Laundry room. Screened in pool and w summer kitchen. Tile and wood throughout. New A C units w lifetime warranty. Exterior just painted Driveway repaved. Contact Leigh Bethel at 954-304-2267 Cypress Run Coral Springs 399 900 Your search is over. A true show piece 4 bedroom bonus room 2 bath. Pool home under 400 00 Brand new kitchen (2015) tons of storage w stainless steel appliances. Updated bathrooms new paint interior and exterior. All new lighting Pool resurfaced and roof replaced 2006. Excellent schools. Contact Richard Thompson at 754-366-0396 Heron Bay Parkland 899 000 Amazing lake views in stunning Heron Bay pool home. 5 bedrooms 5 full baths plus an office and a large loft. Master suite is on first floor with an adjoining office. Second bedroom plus a private bathroom is also on first floor. Full cabana bath on first floor including a shower off of family room. Three bedrooms two baths and a large loft on the second floor. Contact Cathie Behar at 954-873-9990 Venetian Isles Coral Springs 649 000 Beautiful & upgraded Lakefront 2 story estate home on Coral Springs Lake. New kitchen in 2012 features wood cabinets granite counter tops & stainless appliances. The walk-in pantry was converted to a small study with built in desk. Accordion shutters Front entry Koi pond. Paver driveway & pool patio. 8 high interior doors. Wet bar in family room Huge master suite w sitting area balcony & luxurious bath room. Contact Marta and Neil DuPree at 954-752-1986 Heron Bay East Parkland 649 000 Beautiful 4 bedroom plus huge game room with built-ins for closets. Wrought iron & wood staircase Plantation shutters wood kitchen cabinets granite tops & stainless appliances. Spacious master suite featuring 2 walk-in closets with built-ins 2 separate sink vanities tub & shower. Front load washer dryer. Fenced back yard. Contact Marta and Neil DuPree at 954-752-1986 Evalda Postingher Fallon Washington Gabriela Roche Mandy Fang LMGFL.COM JUNE 2015 79 SCENE ON SITE Wine Women & Shoes More than 60 000 was raised at United Way of Broward County s second annual Wine Women & Shoes event at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. 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