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SOUTH FLORIDA S FINEST RESORTS Staycation destinations WILLIAMSON AUTOMOTIVE IS PINECREST Treating You Like Family Has Made Us 1 7815 SW 104 TH Street On The West Side of US1 1-800-539-8849 2015 General Motors. All Rights Reserved. Cadillac PHONE (305) 903-8845 stiphany.c EWM Realty International CHRISTINE STIPHANY CRS Welcome JUNE... Welcome PALMETTO BAY Make A New Best Friend This Summer 14200 FARMER RD PALMETTO BAY 3 250 000 Unique and private gated estate situated on Room Gym Kid s Playroom 7BA 2 Half Baths 2 Car Garage Side Car Park. Resort Style Pool Spa Summer Kitchen Gazebo Tennis & Basketball Courts Koi Pond Gourmet Eat-in Kitchen hurricane - BANDIT 7764 SW 57 TERRACE MIAMI NEW LISTING 1 135 000 MIAMI Modern and Chic marries Fun and Functional Over 3 700sf remod Huge Gameroom 3BA open pool & roofed patio tongue & groove wood vaulted ceiling Euro-style kitchen and wine cellar. Metal roof some impact windows security system laundry room and beautiful landscaping. PINECREST 12090 SW 64 AVE. PINECREST REDUCED 1 499 000 Gated Acre with N S Tennis Court Garage & additional covered parking. Screened pool & patio with BBQ area ideal for entertaining. Updated Cook s Kitchen double old tile roof hurricane protection security system & more Over 6 300 total square feet. Palmetto Schools. DADELAND AREA PINECREST PINECREST FACTS AS OF MAY 1ST 2016 7821 SW 88TH TER. MIAMI NOW UNDER CONTRACT 6640 SW 116 ST. PINECREST SOLD 850 000 Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine Pain Management Cell Therapy Age Management Aesthetics GenStem Prolotherapy Institute for Regenerative Medicine Prolotherapy is a noninvasive and safe technique that can provide a permanent cure for many chronic painful conditions without the need for surgery or steroids. Prolotherapy stimulates your body s healing mechanisms to strengthen ligaments and tendons and thus relieve pain. 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Improve energy levels (including sexual energy) lean muscle mass bone density cognitive function and immune system function that may 2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd Suite 302 Coral Gables Florida 33134 305.332.7234 844.859.7788 Fax 305.669.0241 info PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 5 FROM THE PUBLISHER PINECREST June 2016 School s Out for Summer Summer in Pinecrest means a recess from school visits to camp vacations to farflung destinations and the best trips of all staycations. We are a vacation paradise to the rest of the world and now is our chance to visit local attractions with worldclass accommodations during the value season. I hope you enjoy our article on the best places to relax in the steamy South Florida heat. Want the best lobster roll in South Florida Who knew it was right in our backyard Stop off at the Robert is Here fruit stand in Redland for a roll and a Key lime milkshake for dessert. I hope you enjoyed our May feature on Pinecrest mothers in business with their children. Now it s time to focus on the dads. Writer Michelle Solomon talked with some special Pinecrest families who mix business with their loved ones--and do it successfully. Our homes and gardens are truly what make Pinecrest special. Take a look at our story on architect Stuart Debowsky and how his firm can make your home a sanctuary. Debowsky Design Group can help with everything from a simple renovation to an entirely new castle of your dreams. Our 7 Questions each month is with someone who lives or works in Pinecrest who has made an impact on the village. This month we feature Mitch Panter a civic leader who has worked tirelessly to help our schools sports teams and the community as a whole. One of the most important things we do at Pinecrest Lifestyle is champion the leaders in our village who do the heavy lifting for us so we can enjoy this oasis in South Florida. We appreciate you reading us each month. We continue to get great feedback and we are always looking for that next great local story. I look forward to hearing from you. PUBLISHER Gail Scott GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski MANAGING EDITOR Elyssa Schwartz COPY EDITOR Sherri Balefsky ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros EDITORIAL INTERN Steven Mayer CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alisha Riddle ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Karen F. Buchsbaum Michelle Solomon ADVERTISING SALES GAIL SCOTT gail LORI CASTLE lcastle SHARI GLATTER sglatter DEBBY GOLD dgold SUZETTE GORDON sgordon JILL HOROWITZ jhorowitz STEPHENE HOSEY shosey BONNIE JUDSON bjudson JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles CHRISTINE REDMOND christine ANNA ROSENTHAL arosenthal MELISSA SCHWARTZ mschwartz CHAIRMAN Gary Press DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 2016 Pinecrest Lifestyle is published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Pinecrest Lifestyle 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. Gail Scott Gail Scott Publisher gail 6 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Opening Doors Across South Florida 11650 SW 68 Court 3 199 000 FABULOUS NEW PINECREST CONSTRUCTION Best Quality & Style in this Amazing Acre Family Home Time to Pick Your Finishes & Details NOW 6830 S. 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GREAT ESCAPES 24 features ARCHITECT STUART DEBOWSKY S DESIGN EXPERTISE AND ALLINCLUSIVE SERVICES MAKE HOMES BEAUTIFUL. PRIDE OF PLACE 30 WORK IS A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR THESE LOCAL FATHERS AND SONS. FATHERS IN BUSINESS departments 36 6 10 14 18 22 PUBLISHER S LETTER AROUND TOWN CULTURAL CALENDAR THE TOWERING OAKS OF PINECREST VILLAGE LIFE COMMUNITY MANGO CAFE 40 REAL ESTATE 44 DINING TRUST & CO. POWER OF THE PURSE LUNCHEON MITCH PANTER ATTORNEY PANTER PANTER AND SAMPEDRO 48 SCENE ON SITE 50 7 QUESTIONS On the cover The Miami Beach Edition On this page Pineapple cocktail at The Miami Beach Edition s Matador Room The For You. We know your time is valuable. At FirstBank Florida we offer a variety of personal checking and commercial banking options to suit your busy lifestyle. Call or visit us today. Find out how we can help you achieve seamless streamlined cash management. 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Pinecrest Kids Enjoy a Day of Fitness The Pinecrest Parks and Recreation Department worked with children to host the fifth-annual Fit Kids Day which raised awareness for childhood obesity by encouraging children to spend time exercising outside. A color run and obstacle course were the highlights of the day while nutritionists gave food demonstrations to teach families about healthy food. Other activities included martial arts dance demos tennis drills soccer training and relaxation techniques. PHOTO BY ANDREA M. OLGUIN FBI MIAMI New K-9 Unit in Pinecrest Members of the media were invited to participate in a recent meet and greet with Pinecrest s new K-9 unit Maze a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois and Officer Julian Acosta who was there to answer questions. Acosta and Maze attended 480 hours of basic apprehension and obedience certification training which was then followed by eight weeks of drug and narcotics detection training. The K-9 unit is expected to be patrolling our neighborhoods this month. 10 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 6490 S.W. 92 STREET PINECREST Gated one story beautiful family home on an amazing deep acre. High ceilings French doors and beautiful stone floors set the stage for creativity. Stunning living room and dining room. Real cook s kitchen adjoining family room and recreation room. 54 covered terrace. 60 lap pool and spa plus 53 entertaining loggia. 7 BEDROOMS 8 BATHROOMS 1 HALF BATH 7 961 SF 40 249 SF LOT 3 395 000 6490SW92.COM 6925 S.W. 115 STREET PINECREST New modern home under construction by builder George Prendes known for excellent construction timeless high end finishes and beautiful design. Completion end of 2016. The best of the best 5 BEDS 5 BATHS 1 HALF BATH 5 458 SF 18 750 SF LOT 2 595 000 6460 S.W. 133 DRIVE PINECREST Located in the sought after Devonwood community in Pinecrest. Huge new designer well equipped eat-in kitchen family room den office hobby room. 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Palmetto Bay mayor Eugene Flinn commissioner Tim Schaffer and Chamber South president Mary Scott Russell were on hand to present the center with a proclamation from the village for being the oldest optometric practice in Palmetto Bay and a commemorative signed poster from Chamber South s annual South Miami Art Festival. Drs. Bruce and Adam Clarin and Dr. Susan Sherr the optometrists behind Clarin Eye Care Center doubled their space in Kings Bay Shopping Center to better serve their patients expanding to include additional exam rooms and an increased selection of optical products. Pinecrest Residents Walk for Cancer Treatment Close to 1 000 residents of Pinecrest Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay took a stand against cancer at Relay For Life a national walk fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The village s sixth relay took place at Evelyn Greer Park from noon to midnight it marked the third time Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay joined Pinecrest for the walk which also included bounce houses and performances from neighborhood bands. The theme of the relay was Battle of the Relay Bands and each team took on the name of a popular artist or band. Pinecrest s team was The Police Cutler Bay s team was Florida Georgia Line and Palmetto Bay s team was Toby Keith. The 36 participating teams raised more than 118 000 for the American Cancer Society. Palmetto Senior Students Celebrate Success Six students from Miami Palmetto Senior High won awards at the 2016 Florida Statewide Japanese Speech and Skit Contest which was held at the University of Miami and sponsored by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese. The winning students who are enrolled in Palmetto s AP Japanese class won prizes in both the speech and skit categories. John Gray and Joseph Chomiak won first place in the skit category Linda Liang won the level one speech category and was also named the contest s best high school student Malik Hall and Thomas Whiting placed first and second respectively in the level two speech category and Reed McMaster and John Gray placed first and second respectively in the level three speech category. 12 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM RELAY FOR LIFE PHOTOS BY PAUL FEDER Be your best you Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat No Surgery. No Downtime We offer fillers and injectables. Jeremy Weinberger M.D. FACS Heidi Schuler ARNP-BC MSN 8353 SW 124th Street Suite 206 Miami FL 33156 South Miami s Newest and Most Luxurious Apartment Community is Now Leasing. 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BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER TICKETS STARTING AT 39.70 3 Best BETS Pinecrest Gardens Highlights HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP BASIC ORCHID REPOTTING SKILLS Join Pinecrest Gardens specialists for a hands-on workshop that teaches tips and tricks for growing orchids both indoors and outdoors. The workshop meets in the Hibiscus Room and participants get to take home their finished project. JUNE 8 AT 10 30 A.M. TICKETS 10 FARMERS MARKET Father s Day Bay Cruise Take dad on the Pelican Island Skipper for an unforgettable cruise along Biscayne Bay. Share quality time on the smooth waters where you can spot South Florida marine life like manatees sharks dolphins and rays. JUNE 19 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M. DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER TICKETS 35 FOR AGES 4 AND UP Find the season s best harvests of fruit vegetables honey flowers meats cheeses and specialty products at Pinecrest Gardens Farmers Market which represents the top local sustainable and organic farmers committed to the artisan food community. 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The Disney alums will perform smash hits from their individual albums along with amazing costumes and special effects. JULY 1 AT 7 30 P.M. BB&T CENTER TICKETS STARTING AT 25.70 THE CURE WITH THE TWILIGHT SAD English alt-rock band The Cure which found late 1980s success with the albums Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me and Disintegration hits the road for a 25-date tour with Scottish post-punk rockers The Twilight Sad. JUNE 26 AT 7 P.M. BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER TICKETS STARTING AT 25 16 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM New Boss in Town GIGI D ALESSIO Neapolitan pop sensation Gigi D Alessio who has sold more than 20 million albums during his prolific career returns to the U.S. in support of his 2015 release Malaterra. JUNE 6 AT 8 P.M. FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH TICKETS STARTING AT 38.75 SUMMER CABARET CONCERT This concert series features an eclectic array of world musical artists in the intimate setting of the historic Stone House Ballroom at Deering Estate. 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FLORIDA SUPERCON Considered the largest Comic-Con in South Florida it s where you ll find all the best in comic books anime animation video games fantasy sci-fi and pop culture. Meet celebrity guests comic book creators voice actors cosplayers artists writers vendors workshops and more. JULY 1 4 MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER TICKETS PRICES VARY JUSTIN BIEBER PURPOSE WORLD TOUR That s right South Florida Beliebers Now is the time you ve been waiting for. The pop sensation will perform songs like Love Yourself Boyfriend and Where Are U Now while serving the hottest choreography acrobatics and dazzling pyrotechnics. JULY 2 & 3 AT 7 30 P.M. AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA TICKETS STARTING AT 50.50 For Sales & Distribution Inquiries please contact Taylor Hicks at Email taylor Phone 305.299.3557 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 17 VILLAGE LIFE The Towering Oaks of Pinecrest Hurricane Andrew did his best to put this oak tree down but the tree survived his ravages and quickly recovered its grandeur. A natural jungle gym it was a dream for climbing and gazing into other parts of the neighborhood by our eight children who grew up here. Even its discarded branches served to make nice firewood for campfires. This tree was mature and had obviously been here long before we first met 27 years ago. As it turns out it survived our family s Miami tenure. It should live on as a Pinecrest witness for ages to come. --William Smiddy previous owner of the home pictured A P P R OAC HA B L E EL EG A N C E T IM EL ES S D E SI G N 95 MERRICK WAY - 3RD FLOOR - CORAL GABLES FULL-SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN JENNY MITSCHELEN 786.714.4027 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DECDENBAYSIDE.COM COOL S I N C E Wi-fi compatible and operated from your smart phone. KEEPING PINECREST 1 9 8 6 Ph. 305.256.9099 9760 East Indigo Street Palmetto Bay FL 33157 Contractor license CMC057088 20 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM For more information please visit our facebook page at Style Market June 4th Family Fun Day Movie In The Street Downtown Dadeland Market June 5th June 23rd June 11th June Events An outdoor fashion and art market with emerging local designers online boutiques artists indie artisans and food entrepreneurs. Style Market June 4th - 10am to 2pm Family Fun Day June 5th 11am to 4pm animal artist and music. Free Yoga Class from 10am to 11 30am Downtown Dadeland Market June 11th - 10am to 2pm Come shop around the Downtown Dadeland Market featuring fresh produce vendors jewelry snacks textiles and more. Free Yoga Class from 10am to 11 30am Movie In The Street June 23rd - 8pm Movie to be announced on Facebook. Where Events will be held on SW 72nd Place between SW 89th Street and SW 90th Lane. DowntownDadelandRetail COMMUNITY Best Lobster Roll South of Newport STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN F. BUCHSBAUM YOU DON T HAVE TO DRIVE 24 hours north for a lobster roll and you don t have to pay a small fortune. The Mango Caf right in your backyard is waiting to serve up a basket with chips and a pair of delicious Florida lobster rolls for less than 10. Unquestionably the most popular item on the menu guests have said they didn t know Florida lobster could taste so good. Located in the Redland Historic District the caf is part of Miami-Dade s Fruit and Spice Park a spot worth visiting for many reasons. Plant and garden fans will love the 37 acres arranged by tropical geographic regions (for the scientific-minded this type of botanical garden layout is called ethnobotanical). History buffs will enjoy learning more about the area s turn-of-the-century buildings. One of those the Bauer-Neill-Mitchell House which is home to The Mango Caf dates back to 1902. This typical Redland pioneer home was painstakingly moved 8 miles to the park in 1982 only to be destroyed by Hurricane Andrew 10 years later. The current building is a reconstruction paid for by post-Andrew FEMA funds. The cute gift shop at the park entrance offers some retail therapy and a lot of unique items and information. Although it would be a shame to miss the park the caf can be enjoyed without entry. It is open from 11 30 a.m. until 4 30 p.m. seven days a week. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 4 p.m. the caf serves only smoothies or shakes and pie. Smoothie and shake flavors include passion fruit strawberry mango lemon and banana. Other favorite menu items include panini-style sandwiches like the Cuban sandwich made with smoked pork and a grilled chicken sandwich with mozzarella. Enjoy 24801 SW 187th Ave. Homestead 305.245.5727 Park admission is 8 for adults 2 for kids 6-11 free for children under 6. Guided tours are offered daily at 11 a.m. 1 30 p.m. and 3 p.m. 22 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 23 South Florida s premier resorts are giving locals plenty of reasons to stay close to home this summer BY KEVIN KAMINSKI GREAT EsCAPES Changes in Attitudes As one might expect from a hotel that recalls a famous Jimmy Buffett song the vibe at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is as laid-back as can be. So it s no surprise that one of its summer packages Livin for the Weekend includes two welcome drinks and a 50 credit for use at one of the hotel s restaurants or watering holes like the Lone Palm Beach Bar LandShark Bar & Grill or the upscale JWB Prime Steak and Seafood. 1111 N. Ocean Drive Hollywood 954.874.4444 Take a Stand In addition to the Florida residents promotion that nearly all high-end area hotels feature Pelican Grand Beach Resort honors our state s love of the aquatic lifestyle with its Paddle Away package. Guests booking a minimum two-night stay at the luxury oceanfront resort receive transportation to a nearby stand-up paddle surf school--and one-hour stand-up paddleboard lessons for two. For good measure the special includes breakfast for each day of your stay. 2000 N. Ocean Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.556.7514 A spa room at The Miami Beach Edition Inset An oceanfront suite at The Miami Beach Edition Special Edition Hotelier Ian Schrager s ode to chic sophistication The Miami Beach Edition is keeping it Very VIP this summer with an ongoing special that includes a 60-minute Edition house massage. Guests interested in bumping the experience up a notch can upgrade with enhancements ranging from oxygen inhalation to full-body exfoliation to Biotic Wave targeted pain therapy. 2901 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 786.257.4500 miami-beach Tame the Monster During one wind-swept round at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship the water hazards on the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Miami claimed 113 golf balls. But don t let that deter you from teeing off as part of the resort s Unlimited Championship Golf package which runs through September. Along with deluxe accommodations guests receive a daily breakfast buffet and one round of golf per night on the Red Tiger Golden Palm or Silver Fox course (or inquire about an upgrade to play the Blue Monster). 4400 NW 87th Ave. Doral 305.592.2000 miami Girls Getaway If the renowned rooftop FIFTY Ultra Lounge and Viceroy Miami the longest infinity pool in Florida--one perched 15 stories above Biscayne Bay--aren t enough of a draw then let Viceroy Miami kick off a long weekend of fun and pampering with its Beauty and the Besties spa happy hour on the last Thursday of every month. The 60 event includes facials mini massages skin consultations hand foot rubs complimentary wine light bites and much more. Reservations are required. 485 Brickell Ave. Miami 305.503.4400 miami Something for Everyone Sunset Key Cottages Resort in Key West recently became part of Starwood s Luxury Collection but the sweetest additions to this idyllic property have nothing to do with white-glove service. Each afternoon at 3 Carnegie Lee tours the resort on his three-wheeled Conch Cruiser and peddles a variety of free ice-cold treats--from gourmet gelato to fruit-flavored sorbet. Then at 4 30 mom and dad can head to Latitudes outdoor bar and enjoy at no charge the resort s rum cocktail of the day. Cheers 245 Front St. Key West 305.292.5300 26 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY NIKOLAS KOENIG Fontainebleau Miami Beach One for the Road It s been a half-century since the Rat Pack partied here but Fontainebleau Miami Beach still knows how to raise a glass or two. This summer the legendary resort has a full menu of weekly wine- and spirit-related events hosted by its stellar on-site restaurants Champagne and sparkling wine tastings at La C te on Mondays an Italian wine seminar on Tuesdays at Scarpetta craft cocktails with Michael Mina 74 s mixology experts on Wednesdays and two Thursday affairs including a painting lesson (with ros wine) at La C te and a cigar and whiskey pairing at StripSteak. If that isn t reason enough to pack your bags then ask about the Bleau Summer special which features a room upgrade and a 50 poolside credit. 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305.535.3283 signature ( 35) lunch menus offered Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays. 4525 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305.531.0000 Lucky Seven Not that there s anything wrong with the rest of its 70 stories but something about the seventh floor at Four Seasons Hotel Miami in Brickell is downright irresistible. Maybe it s the 2-acre pool terrace. 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Relax on the beach. Or not. Two resorts on o one of America s top beaches. One unforgettable family vacation experience ence 866.803.9649 ARCHITECT STUART DEBOWSKY S BOUTIQUE DESIGN FIRM MAKES EVERY HOUSE A HOME BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON PHOTOS BY JUSTIN NAMON pride of place 30 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but plenty goes into making a space the pinnacle of personalized style. Sometimes it s difficult to create that certain look solo. You need a helping hand. I think of myself as a tour guide on the journey of improving your home says Stuart Debowsky who founded Debowsky Design Group during the height of the recession. It was September 2009 Debowsky remembers that it was just before his son Ben was born. I entered the Pinecrest community at a time when my average clientele was a 50-something couple who had lived in Pinecrest since its inception he recalls. These were folks who had plans on downsizing from the home in Pinecrest where they had raised their family. They would sell the nest egg and invest those dollars in a little place in Coconut Grove or somewhere else for their next stage of life. Recessionary times however changed life plans as home values plummeted. So Debowsky approached these same potential clients with a different plan pointing out the equity they already had in their house and working with the homeowners to refresh their style. The idea was twofold. When the market would eventually come back the architect surmised they d be able to engage a buyer with a more marketable property. In the meantime they could live in the house and enjoy it more. Today Debowsky covers all the bases which means working toward not only immediate satisfaction but also something that increases property value. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 Left An example of Stuart Debowsky s remodeling work Right Stuart Debowsky head of Debowsky Design Group 31 From top A Coral Gables patio with all the trimmings a newly renovated kitchen in Pinecrest I tell my clients to really think about resale he says. There are also architectural decisions that will have value in the long run. When you re doing renovations it s good to look ahead Debowsky says. Anyone can hire a general contractor but having a layer of what Debowsky calls advocacy has its advantages. As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist a program of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs the NAHB 50 Housing Council and the AARP Debowsky recommends modifications to increase access and maneuverability in homes as clients mature. These range from the installation of bath and shower grab bars and adjustment of countertop heights to the creation of multifunctional first-floor master suites according to the NAHB. It s an awkward conversation to have with ablebodied people because you don t want to think of yourself as being debilitated Debowsky says. A big shower is appealing to everyone but when you look at it from a perspective of not having to step into a deeper tub when your mobility is limited ... that s already been taken care of. There is another level of advocacy Debowsky instills in his business that everyone on his team follows. If there s an overarching theme that we ve built the business around it s pain avoidance he says. Construction projects are difficult expensive and messy but we re going to walk you through it and get you to the other 32 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Clockwise from left a redesigned master bathroom a family room designed for relaxation the team at Debowsky Design Group side. Every detail of the project is handled by the team. We usher clients through the architecture design and construction administration steps of a project. They get a personal experience where they know they have had involvement and access during every phase of the work. To remove the anxiety of the process each member of the team which includes Debowsky and six others brings experience to the various phases of the project. We also set expectations that things will go sideways as they always do Debowsky says. If something doesn t go right we know how to improvise. There s a constant process of checking--a standard that guides a client through turning a dream into a new reality. What isn t reality Debowsky says are the do-it-yourself shows on television that give homeowners a false idea of what can be done. We re basically in the business to save people from themselves when they believe they can do it all he says. The architect believes that in home design it is imperative to take a comprehensive look at the entire mix from the interpersonal-- Are you a female executive who has 75 pairs of shoes or a family man who has a dozen relatives you host each weekend for Sunday dinner -- to the resources he and his team can access from designer discounts to a roster of contractors and other reputable remodeling and supply businesses. Steeped in the Pinecrest community there s a connectivity with clients through the family s professional and social circles especially affiliations through Temple Beth Am where Debowsky s wife Shari works and their children Ben 6 and Elizabeth 4 attend school. The architect who graduated from University of Miami with a degree in architecture and received a master s from Florida International University in construction management also cites his five-year membership in the Pinecrest Business Association as instrumental to building his client base. We get such satisfaction that we are able to connect with the close-knit community of Pinecrest and are able to improve the way people can enjoy their home regardless of size he says. What it comes down to is pride of place. Design is not a luxury it s about loving where you live. If you don t have that then I feel you are merely existing. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 33 FLEXABILITY FOR LIFE T RY U S FO R FR EE THE STRETCH ZONE METHOD IS NOT STRETCHING AS YOU KNOW IT 305.235.1999 D Don t Replace... FRONT GATES ...Restore to the Perfect Finish POWDER COATING Patio Furniture Gates & Fencing Auto Parts Bikes Marine Parts OVER 16 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Powder coating can be applied to any metal. Not only is it stronger than any wet paint it s also more durable and environmentally friendly. We specialize in patio furniture sculptures and high-end parts for automotive bike marine and aviation industry. 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The fact that he could make his own schedule was very appealing to me says Adam who recalls that he didn t have much of an interest in his father s optometry business until graduation day from the University of Florida. I looked to the future and decided it was time to grow up. When he told his father his plans he says his father got out all of his optometry magazines for him to start reading. Adam who went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry says his father let him take the reins of the business and go in whatever direction I wanted almost immediately after he joined the practice. However Adam still looks up to his father s 35 years of experience including Bruce s tenure with the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. I ask him questions and his opinion Adam says. I don t always listen to his answers at which point he says to me I tried that and it didn t work but go ahead and try it yourself anyway. What s been most rewarding however is how the father-son relationship became a mentorship from doctor to doctor There s this second phase of him raising me after guiding me as a son Adam says. The Elliotts Don and Donnie Now it s him showing me how to be in this world in a different aspect-- professionally as a successful optometrist. Some of Adam s most gratifying moments are when his father seeks his professional advice. I am always asking him for his opinion but sometimes he ll call me in to interpret a scan or he ll want me to look at one of his patients Adam says. The first time it happened it was amazing. South Dade Electrical Supply South Dade Lighting Being CEO of an electrical supply company wasn t top of mind for Don C. Elliott when he graduated in 1967 from the University of Miami with a degree in accounting. He spent five years at other jobs before joining his father Charlie at his company South Dade Electrical Supply. I came to help my father because he was tired of working seven days a week Don recalls. He had the technical knowledge and I could assist him with the financials and human resources. Only seven years after Don came on board Charlie died suddenly from a massive heart attack at age 59. I had to put the big hat on says Don who was 34 when he took over his father s business. By that time Charlie had already started South Dade Lighting after customer demand prompted a one-stop shop for electrical supply. He had turned over the running of South Dade Lighting to me and he had been focusing on the electrical supply Don says. Today South Dade Lighting and South Dade Electrical Supply operate out of 10 buildings three of which the company owns with large warehouses to stock massive inventory. Current projects include Brickell City Centre and the Frost Museum of Science. In 2015 the company celebrated its 50th anniversary. Just like Don did for his father his son Donnie now helps with the accounting finance accounts payable and numbers-oriented stuff Don says. He s very detailed. It takes a lot of the burden off me. Donnie became part of the business 30 years ago when he was just 15 through a high school workexperience program. Now Don takes off for four or five months in the summer to escape the heat of Miami playing golf and enjoying his second home in North Carolina. I m connected with my devices every day but I don t have to go to the office and I m 20 degrees cooler he says. Donnie watches over the business. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 37 PHOTO COURTESY OF DON ELLIOTT Fathers coach their sons Little League teams play touch football in the yard teach them to drive give advice and try to protect them from making the same mistakes they did. It s a foundation that runs deep. In this issue Pinecrest Lifestyle honors Father s Day by profiling businesses that find common ground in the special bond between a father and a son. John Alan and Michael Lederman Don s grandson Tristan 19 who just finished his first year at Florida State University will intern in the family business this summer And there s another link in the family chain Don s stepmother Marina 80 is still the credit manager for the business. Don now 71 says he has no plans to retire anytime soon. I m going to work another 10 years. Joanna s Marketplace John Lederman remembers when his father Alan who had been in the wholesale food business and his mother Joanna had the idea for a New York-style market. My dad had retired and he and my mother were looking to get involved in something else food-related he recalls adding that Miami didn t have a great food scene at the time. His mother had recipes from her father who owned restaurants in New York and his father had the business acumen. It was August 1992 and Alan John and his brother Michael had spent the spring and summer getting ready to open Joanna s Marketplace. Opening day Aug. 24 1992 just happened to be the same day Hurricane Andrew landed in South Florida. We had very little damage to the store says John. But the clientele we expected to come got totally wiped out for the first two years people were leaving the area. They were selling their plots of land that were no longer buildings. While it wasn t what they expected the experience helped bring the Ledermans together. As a family we met almost every day to make the store viable and we worked well together John says. My brother and I were new to the business and our father was the patriarch who was teaching us. While he was teaching we were doing we were learning and getting our own perspectives on business. Over time the Ledermans have learned that there are drawbacks to being related when running a business. John cites different dynamics but says the family has learned how to adapt in order to work together. We began calling our father Alan instead of Dad at the store because we wanted to have a separateness in the business relationship he says. At family dinners John says it s difficult to keep the market out of the conversation. It always goes back to Joanna s--what we are doing well what we can improve on he admits. Alan who turned 80 this year remains active in the business although he doesn t come into the store to work. He s still a buyer for all of our products John says. We rely on him a great deal. DeValdivielso Team Frank DeValdivielso s wife Liede started their real estate business 17 years ago soon after they moved back to the States from Brazil. Seven years later Frank joined her in the business. Now with the addition of their two sons Michael 22 and Jonathan 24 the DeValdivielso Team has strength in numbers as part of the Keyes Company. Michael was the first son to join the family business. He was working for a soccer company that hosted games at public parks Frank recalls. He was working long 38 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Frank DeValdivielso with his sons Jonathan and Michael hours he saw what my wife and I were doing and he wanted to give it a try. Michael is a people person and a natural for this business. He saw that he could make more money putting in as much effort and get paid better than working for someone else. Jonathan who coaches soccer in Pinecrest was a professional soccer player in Spain for three years before returning to the area last May. With his coaching in the community he s opened up his sphere socially in ways that benefit the family business. Both boys were exposed to real estate like it or not when they were very young. They ve been around it since they were little Frank says. They were always taken to showings and open houses. Like any family business there are ups and downs. On the upside Frank says one of the benefits of working with family is the guarantee of followthrough. You know they ll take it all the way to the end he says. There s no need to keep checking in with them because it s their business too. They have a built-in interest. But there are struggles too. When there s a downturn in the market and everyone is depending on the same source of income that can be rough Frank says. The younger DeValdivielsos also have taught their father a thing or two about a business he s been involved in for a decade. They ve opened up to me a whole new market of young buyers that I was unaware of Frank says. There are young people moving into Pinecrest moving back from other areas and Michael and Jonathan are tapping into this broader slice of the market more than I did previously. Michael has taken the team online and tracks the results of over 900 websites on which the team advertises and cultivates leads through the internet and social media. That both Michael and Jonathan know how to communicate through social media and effectively reach out to people and use that as a medium was something we would have never done without them says Frank. It s been a real eye-opener. I was always into health care and the sciences and once my brother went to dental school I had the idea we would go into practice together Aaron says. My dad never really pushed dentistry onto us as a profession. I think what rubbed off on me was that I saw how happy he was doing what he loved to do. Adam recalls when he first joined his father in business and the two would attend professional dental club events. I saw the admiration other dentists showed toward him and it really made me proud and believe that he was as great in other people s eyes as he was in my own. Jack has now pared down his patient list to two days a week in the office but his sons say he is still involved and not completely ready to walk away from his 40-year practice. We have third and even fourth generations of families coming in who started with my father as their dentist says Adam. We re all lifelong Pinecrest residents Aaron adds. We went through Pinecrest Elementary Palmetto Middle and Miami Palmetto Senior High so we feel very much a part of the community. And the community is indeed a part of Smile Miami. Adam Aaron and Jack Cohn Smile Miami When Adam and Aaron Cohn were youngsters their father Jack would put them to work in his dental practice. We had to clean up the lab or work on trimming dental models Aaron says. He had a slide projector on the wall back then and even though they were pictures of teeth we would scroll through them. The two brothers who are five years apart in age attended different dental schools Adam received his D.M.D. in 2007 from the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and Aaron received his D.M.D. in 2012 from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. 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The lush tropical foliage of the backyard offers beautiful views and seclusion and comes with a cabana kitchen and waterfall feature that cascades to the heated lagoon-style pool. Listing Price 3 300 000 also available for lease at 15 000 month Listing Agent Sarai Granda Red House Realty LLC 786.478.2032 Specs 8 786 square feet 6 bedrooms 7 baths 6270 SW 121st St. 40 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DINING Trust & Co. CORAL GABLES NEWEST GASTROPUB BY GAIL SCOTT As you walk through the door of Trust & Co. you get a local vibe it s definitely a place where you want to meet your friends. And although the new darling of Coral Gables and the brainchild of restaurateur Jerry Flynn may feel like a casual watering hole at first head toward the back of the restaurant and the space instantaneously goes from casual bar to fine dining. A recessed brick wall and beautiful tiles frame the enormous open kitchen where chef Pablo Zitzmann and his staff create amazing food every day. Zitzmann has been cooking for the past 10 years in some of Miami s most acclaimed kitchens from Sra. Martinez and Nobu to his latest stint at The Miami Beach Edition working under Michelin three-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Trust & Co. s compact menu conveys Zitzmann s many talents and packs a punch of flavor. The restaurant sources locally whenever possible using the seasons to change up its dishes and take advantage of the native seafood fruits and vegetables 44 JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Clockwise from left Chef Pablo Zitzmann charred octopus with romesco and Marcona almonds alfajor a classic Latin American dessert pan-seared red snapper 2 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 305.444.7433 TRUST & CO. we enjoy in South Florida. At the bar Flynn has done an excellent job of curating an impressive cocktail list with interesting options without being too pretentious. The self-proclaimed foodie says he fell in love with gastropubs and their chef-driven concept. His 24-year culinary career started in bars and nightclubs so he has extensive cocktail knowledge but he is also intimately involved in the kitchen. He concocted over 100 different drink recipes before he narrowed it down to a manageable number with something for everyone. I tried the Trust Mojito with a refreshing coconutwater twist. My dining partner enjoyed the elegant Maple-Smoked Old Fashioned. Our appetizers included the charred octopus served with romesco and Marcona almonds croquettes made of bacon dates and Manchego and pork belly served with a bright citrus salad. Each appetizer was special in its own way and it would be difficult to choose a favorite--so I won t The grilled nectarine and beet salad was bursting with flavor. There is also an excellent raw bar with a variety of seafood towers that include seasonal oysters Florida shrimp and Alaskan king crab. Our entr es were outstanding pan-seared red snapper with turnip pur e and carrottop salad and duck breast served with a mole poblano and a spicy Vietnamese mango salad. The fish was perfectly cooked and the duck dish couldn t have been better balanced with the mole playing off the flavors of salad. We finished with a creation from pastry chef Natalia Restrepo who previously worked under chef Ferran Adri . Her take on the South American alfajor is delectable. This cookie sandwich made of Maizena cookies dulce de leche spread and toasted coconut flakes was the perfect ending to our meal. Brunch is offered on Saturdays and Sundays and relies on local farmers markets to guide the menu. Flynn also has plans to offer a late-night menu at the bar so there can be a go-to place in the Gables to have a cocktail and quality food after hours. The restaurant s honest locally sourced and seasonal dishes certainly have earned my trust--and my kudos. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM JUNE 2016 45 Go to the best. 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SCENE ON SITE Marilyn March Cyndi Hibnick Elle Macpherson Sissy DeMaria and Mary Young Debbie Korge Julia Gourdon and Naomi Alonso ia 2016 Power of the Purse Annual al Luncheon and Silent Auction The Women s Fund Miami-Dade recently celebrated ed its signature Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. Businesswoman and fashion icon Elle Macpherson returned as honorary event chair and ed Teresa Rodriguez Univision anchor and author served as emcee. Close to 800 of South Florida s leaders ed were in attendance at the event which was co-chaired by Mary Young and Sissy DeMaria. Hilarie Bass co-president of Greenberg Traurig and incoming American Bar Association president was presented with the Marilynn Gladstone Lifetime Achievement y Award. In addition community leaders Lucia DavisRaiford Natacha Munilla and Darlene Perez were inducted into the annual Honor Roll for their work empowering women and girls. Janet Altman Darlene Perez and Marilyn March Natacha M unilla Tere sa R Lucia Davis -Raiford Ja odriguez Elle Macp herson net Altman and Darlen e Perez 2016 Power of the Purse committee Kendrika King Marilynn Gladstone Hunter Reno Marilyn March and Claudia Kitchens Natacha and Norka Munilla 7 QUESTIONS questions with Attorney Panter Panter & Sampedro PANTER MITCHELL 1 You went to law school at the University of Miami. How did that shape you into the attorney you are today By attending law school at UM I formed lasting relationships with others who have gone on to become successful attorneys state and federal judges co-counsels referring attorneys and friends. I am celebrating my 30th anniversary as a lawyer and I still enjoy my work. I learned about our community and strive to make it a better place. In my practice I work with and against some of my fellow students the bond from law school is still with us as we represent our respective clients. a small ship to visit the penguins whales and icebergs. We are planning an adventure to Africa to trek with gorillas. By traveling to exotic locations we get to experience life from a totally different perspective. Seeing how others live in different environments under different conditions helps us to really appreciate the world--our similarities and differences. We also go on biking trips through neighborhoods and small villages to see the people shops back roads and real experiences of various communities. 2 How is Panter Panter & Sampedro different from other Panter Panter & Sampedro is dedicated to protecting Florida s families. Let our family help you and your family is more than a slogan--it is what we believe in. We work as a family. We treat our clients as family. We respect and communicate with our clients. We pride ourselves on carefully reviewing cases prior to selecting our clients. We have developed a reputation for being hardworking honest ethical and effective in our representation of people injured due to the negligence of others. You were a co-founder of the Pinecrest Business Association. Tell us how that happened and why you thought it was important. We were approached by Grant Miller to make a difference in our community. When we formed the PBA our goal was to develop a group that would represent the business community. Over the years PBA has raised more than 250 000 to help our schools. We have also helped countless businesses with issues in the village and have formed a longlasting respectful relationship with the Village Council. Our goals are to work with the village toward a common goal of success and respect to help our schools and other organizations within the village and to enable our business members to form lasting relationships. 5 6 Tell us something not many people know about you. I love to garden. I have a garden and I grow herbs tomatoes vegetables and fruits including oranges grapefruits avocados and Caribbean cherries. I recently planted guanabana trees. I love to go out into the backyard pick some fruits and herbs and use them in our meals. We live in such a great place and we take advantage of the environment. You are very active in the Pinecrest community. What causes are your primary focus When my children were young I was very active in their lives. I was an assistant coach for the [Temple] Beth Am basketball teams JCC teams and other sports activities. I have been actively involved at various schools as a mentor and coach for Mock Trial We the People competitions and other law-related classes and activities. We sponsor several scholarships for high school students and are very proud of the recipients who have gone on to great achievements. My favorite activity is the PBA. We have made a difference in the community. Our recent involvement with the computer lab at Pinecrest Middle School is a great attribute to our community and will enable many students and teachers to learn and succeed. 3 7 4 50 How do you spend your spare time What are your passions One of my passions is traveling. My family and I have a goal to conquer all the continents and to see places that are off the beaten path. We recently traveled to Antarctica on JUNE 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM What s the best part of working in Pinecrest We recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Village of Pinecrest. 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