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BORN IN THE 305 Pitbull brings the holiday spirit to South Florida WILLIAMSON AUTOMOTIVE IS PINECREST Treating You Like Family Has Made Us 1 7815 SW 104 TH Street On The West Side of US1 1-800-481-5246 2016 General Motors. All Rights Reserved. Cadillac PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 3 4 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 5 FROM THE PUBLISHER December 2016 The Holidays are Here We have published Pinecrest Lifestyle magazine for three years now and the people and businesses we have profiled over the years continue to amaze me. There is such a wealth of talented people who make our Village a special place to live. One of those special people is none other than our cover star Pitbull. Another special person is our outgoing mayor Cindy Lerner. Cindy has had such an incredible impact on our community. She is a get things done kind of woman and I have been proud to collaborate with her on stories over the years. We look forward to that same kind of relationship with our new mayor Joe Carradino. In fact we will start next year right with a 7 Questions profile on Joe. A special gift for me this year is announcing the addition of Tracy Shelowitz as a market manager for this magazine. Tracy grew up in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay and attended Pinecrest Elementary School. She graduated from Palmer before it was Palmer Trinity School and went on to Boston University. Today she makes her home here with her husband Paul who is a partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Both of her children graduated from Gulliver Prep so her local roots are strong. Please join me in welcoming her to our team. December means Art Basel in Miami and this issue focuses on this incredible international event. We have a feature on an up-and-coming Miami artist exhibiting at Art Basel a Day Tripper guide to exploring Wynwood and a dining review of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. I hope you enjoy the coverage. I also hope many of you had the opportunity to attend Wine on Harvest Moon at the Deering Estate. This annual fundraiser helps support the estate and keeps this beautiful home in top shape. It s only fitting that our Village Life feature this month showcases the property s holiday d cor. The estate has quite a list of Christmas events coming our way and I hope you can attend one or all of the festivities. I would like to thank our readers for their attention submissions and comments as we continue on this journey together. I wish all of you happy holidays and a joyous new year. I look forward to hearing from you. PINECREST PUBLISHER Gail Scott GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski COPY EDITOR Jason Davis ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan WRITERS Harvey Bernstein Clarissa Buch Anna Noriega Michelle F. 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Gail Scott Gail Scott Publisher gail 6 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM HAZEL GOLDMAN 305-665-7383 hazel EVAN GOLDMAN 305-607-8880 evan OPENING DOORS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA PR I FABULOUS NEW PINECREST CONSTRUCTION 11650 SW 68 Court 3 199 000 Best Quality & Style in this Amazing Acre Family Home. Will Be Finished and Ready For Move-in End of 2016 RE MAGNIFICENT CUSTOM ACRE HOME 6131 SW 123 Terrace 2 499 000 Fully Renovated on Deep Acre Private Cul-de-Sac Superb Layout w Kid s FR High-End Finishes CE D IDYLLIC NE PINECREST ACRE HOME 6335 SW 107 Street 1 540 000 One of the Best & Quietest Streets in NE Pinecrest Large 5 4.5 w 4800 sqft Impact Glass Wood Flrs. 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LI ST IN G EW NORTH PINECREST TOWN HOME BEAUTY 8841 SW 68 Avenue 899 000 Swan Lake s Finest- Gorgeous 2-Story 3 2.5 2-Car Beautiful Lake Views Marble Floors High Ceilings GOLDMANRESIDENTIAL.COM RE MAX ADVANCE REALTY 3 0 5 - 6 6 5 - 7 3 8 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 3 LI ST Hazel and Evan Goldman IN G 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES SUPERSTAR PITBULL DISCUSSES HIS MIAMI ROOTS COMING BACK TO SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND WHAT S NEXT. MR. 305 IN THE HOUSE 26 MAKE YOUR HOME COME ALIVE WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON WITH EXPERT DESIGN TIPS. TABLETOP STATEMENTS 28 ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 6 10 16 20 22 24 34 36 PUBLISHER S LETTER AROUND TOWN CULTURAL CALENDAR GARDENING BAR TALK VILLAGE LIFE DAY TRIPPER WYNWOOD BUSINESS HOUSE & PAPER 38 40 42 44 45 46 DINING WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR REAL ESTATE ACCESS LIFESTYLE SCENE ON SITE RESTAURANT LISTINGS 7 QUESTIONS KATHY AND CARL HERSH ARTIST BECKY ROSA S WORK TAKES ON CONSUMERISM AND FASHION AT WYNWOOD. ON THE COVER Rapper and Miami native Pitbull GOOD TO THE LAST DROP 32 This page Welcome your guests this December with beautiful decor. Find out more in our feature article Tablestop Statements. 8 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 9 Around News & Notes from the Village town Santiago Medina s sculpture Inspiration at Pinecrest Gardens. Pinecrest Gardens presents Interactive Steel an exhibit by Colombian-American artist Santiago Medina. Because of their mirror finish Medina s stainless steel sculptures reflect different shapes and colors throughout the day. At night the sculptures are amplified by red and blue LEDs. Sculpture names include Peace Inspiration Eternity and Energy demonstrating the message of hope in Medina s work. Art at the Gardens An artist for more than 30 years Medina works from Miami Italy and Colombia. His work has been shown at Wynwood Art Fair Arte America New York Context Art Fair and Art Basel Miami. His work is on display at Harvard University Florida International University Tufts University and Stanford University. The exhibit is on display until April 2017. For information call 305.669.6990. Miami Palmetto Senior High Recognized Miami Palmetto Senior High School was recently named a School of Excellence by the National PTA becoming Florida s fourth school to achieve this designation. It s the first in Miami-Dade County. In recognition former Mayor Cindy Lerner proclaimed Oct. 20 as Miami Palmetto Senior High PTSA Day. Lawrence Feldman who represents Miami-Dade Public Schools District 9 also recognized the school. The yearlong process of achieving certification chaired by Nancy Lawther included surveying parents twice during the last school year to find what they recommended to improve connections between families and the school. Programs included initiatives to engage non-English-speaking families provide for homeless students and host presentations to advise students and families on college career and test preparedness. Principal Victoria Dobbs PTSA treasurer Anna Hochkammer former mayor Cindy Lerner councilwoman Cheri Ball mayor Joe Corradino and PTSA president Dina Lara 10 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM NEW One of a kind property nestled on almost two incredible acres. Long dramatic drive to your own grand estate. Formal living and dining rooms with 35 foot ceilings and stone fireplace. Amazing views of patio pool and gardens. 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Sotheby s International Realty is a licensed trademark to Sotheby s International Realty Affiliates LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. The information contained wherein is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 11 around town Keep Running Pinecrest Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay have partnered with Baptist Health South Florida to support the Old Cutler Run Club. The free club meets Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Deering Estate at Cutler 16701 SW 72nd Ave. For information email info Family participation is encouraged. Miami Construction Firm Head Earns Alumni Honor Manny Angelo Varas president and CEO of MV Construction & Development Group received the Charles E. Perry Young Alumni Visionary Torch Award from Florida International University. The Pinecrest resident who graduated from FIU and Harvard University s graduate school of design also has been named to The Miami Herald s Business Monday 20 Under 40. His company has completed projects such multi-million dollar homes in Hibiscus Island Venetian Isles and Pinecrest. Temple Beth Am Welcomes Dave Barry Palmetto High Lifts a Weight Members of Temple Beth Am recently hosted An Evening With Dave Barry presented by the Brotherhood of Temple Beth Am. The event included dinner music and a presentation by the humorist and author. Organized by members Donald McClaskey and Jeff Rosenberg it was the inaugural event for the temple s new Brotherhood group which now has 77 members. To learn more contact Janice Baisman at jbaisman or 786.364.9445. After 45 years the weight room at Miami Palmetto Senior received a makeover. The PTSA unveiled the renovated room during a recent ribbon cutting. Pinecrest Mayor Joe Corradino Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn and Palmetto Bay councilwoman (and Palmetto alumna) Karyn Cunningham attended the ceremony with students and PTSA members. Palmetto High athletics director Steve Batten says a highlight of the renovation was that the community worked together--including alumni students the PTSA and more all led by football coach Mike Manasco. It s going to help out in school with our weight training program and the physical education program. It moves us forward to be able to provide a safe environment as well as a high-tech training facility for our kids he says. 12 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM ... Your New Home An Addition to the Family Fulfilling Dreams Your Vision for the Future Contact FirstBank Florida today. See why we re the one for you. 9795 South Dixie Highway Miami FL 33156 786.347.4000 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 5894 Sunset Drive South Miami FL 33143 TEL 305-763-8004 13 around town St. Thomas Welcomes New Head of School Lillian Issa recently became the eighth head of school at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish. More than 500 members of the church recently attended her formal installation as well as the Rt. Rev. Peter Eaton bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. The event included a church service and presentations by students staff and others Issa also presented her vision for the school. The ceremony ended with a recessional followed by a luncheon. Lillian Issa center with search committe members Village Honors Pinecrest Rabbi The Village Council recently held a dedication ceremony to designate the portion of Kendall Drive adjacent to Temple Beth Am as Rabbi Herbert Baumgard Road. Baumgard who died April 15 served Temple Beth Am for more than 30 years. Baumgard served as a chaplain s assistant during World War II and studied at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Under his leadership Temple Beth Am s membership grew from 55 families in 1955 to more than 1 700. The reform congregation now has a 14.5-acre campus. Community Center to Expand The Village Council and staff held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Pinecrest Community Center expansion. The 3.7 million project is expected to be completed by May 2018 and it will include a children s outdoor play area additional classrooms a concession area and a 7 000-square-foot expansion of the fitness center. Village Financial Report Praised For the 21st year the village received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual financial report from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award from the nonprofit professional association recognizes the report s spirit of full disclosure and clear communication. The Community Foundation of Pinecrest is seeking donations of new or gently used instruments to donate to children in music programs at public schools. Financial donations are also Thank You for the Music accepted. To donate contact Paul Sasso at 305.234.2586 or email prslaw & HAPPY NEW YEAR KEEPING PINECREST COOL SINCE 1986 9760 East Indigo St. Palmetto Bay FL 33157 Ph. 305.256.9099 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 Contractor license CMC057088 15 3 Best BETS PHOTO BY GENE SCHIAVONE HOLIDAY CONCERT AT FAIRCHILD Enjoy the sounds of the season surrounded by nature s beauty. The Fairchild Ensemble Players perform classical and holiday favorites and you enjoy food drinks and desserts at Fairchild s 22nd annual concert. When Dec. 11 6 p.m. Tickets Starting at 250 Where Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Info THE NUTCRACKER The Miami City Ballet presents the famed George Balanchine production. Don t miss the classic story of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they encounter evil mice sugarplum fairies and toy soldiers in an enchanted winter wonderland. When Dec. 17-24 Where Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets Starting at 25 Info PINECREST GARDENS HIGHLIGHTS A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT Dr. Ed Calle and Mamblue return to the South Motors Jazz Series. Saxophonist Calle has lent his talents to more than 1 200 albums and nearly 9 000 singles. A Latin Grammy Award winner and composer and orchestrator Calle will delight with his versatility and range. When Dec. 10 8 p.m. Tickets 25 and 30 LIVE LIKE BELLA NIGHTS OF LIGHTS PHOTO BY MATTHEW MURPHY AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Straight from Broadway the classic melodies of George and Ira Gershwin give life to a story about a soldier and a French girl who meet in the city of love. Praised by critics and adored by audiences this show won several Tony Awards and is sure to delight. When Dec. 27-Jan. 1 Where Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets Starting at 29 Info Visit a wonderland of lights and spectacle with tasty treats rides Christmas music pony rides and more. Also enjoy performances from the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (Dec. 16) the Miami Royal Ballet (Dec. 17) and Sunset String Society (Dec. 18). This event is presented by Live Like Bella a foundation for childhood cancer. When Dec. 16-Jan. 1 6-9 p.m. Tickets 5 A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS AND CHANUKKAH The Greater Miami Symphonic Band s annual family concert features favorite holiday selections. When Dec. 11 3 p.m. Tickets 15 adults 5 children 16 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM THE LEVY GROUP THE LEVY GROUP 6490 SW 122 St Pinecrest 6 BD 4 BA Sqft 4 942 6755 SW 99 Ter Pinecrest 6 BD 4.5 BA Sqft 5 253 8763 SW 61 PL Pinecrest 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 2 942 10270 SW 58 St Miami 7 BD 6.5 BA Sqft 7 894 FOR SALE 2 399 000 SOLD 1 950 000 FOR SALE 2 100 000 SOLD 1 540 000 10270 SW 58 St Miami 7 BD 6.5 BA Sqft 7 894 FOR SALE 2 399 000 6490 SW 122 St Pinecrest 6 BD 4 BA Sqft 4 942 SOLD 1 950 000 6755 SW 99 Ter Pinecrest 6 BD 4.5 BA Sqft 5 253 FOR SALE 2 100 000 8763 SW 61 PL Pinecrest 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 2 942 SOLD 1 540 000 20 Acres of Land RedLands 268 St & SW 179 Ave FOR SALE 1 300 000 10118 SW 125 St Miami 5 BD 4 BA Sqft 4 267 20 Acres of Land RedLands 268 St & SW 179 Ave SOLD 850 000 16680 SW 83 Ct Palmetto Bay 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 3 531 FOR SALE 1 300 000 10118 SW 125 St Miami 5 BD 4 BA Sqft 4 267 FOR SALE 869 000 12420 SW 69 Ave Pinecrest 3 BD 2 BA Sqft 2 051 SOLD 850 000 16680 SW 83 Ct Palmetto Bay 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 3 531 SOLD 625 000 FOR SALE 869 000 12420 SW 69 Ave Pinecrest 3 BD 2 BA Sqft 2 051 SOLD 625 000 7125 SW 117 Ter Pinecrest 5 BD 3 BA SqFt 3 485 7125 SW 7605 SW 126 St 7920 SW 649 900 14740 SW 80 FOR SALE 849 000117 Ter Pinecrest FOR SOLD 662 500 Ave Palmetto Bay SALE 779 000 Pinecrest FOR SALE 146th St Palmetto Bay 5 BD 3 BA SqFt 3 485 14740 SW 80 Ave Palmetto Bay 4 BD 2.5 BA Sqft 2 778 7605 SW 126 St Pinecrest 4 BD 2 BA Sqft 2 963 7920 SW 146th St Palmetto Bay 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 2 942 FOR SALE 849 000 4 BD 2.5 BA Sqft 2 778 SOLD 662 500 4 BD 2 BA Sqft 2 963 FOR SALE 779 000 5 BD 3 BA Sqft 2 942 FOR SALE 649 900 Wendy Levy-Jackson Adam Levy Jennifer McDonald Levy Maria Escagedo Wendy Levy-Jackson Adam Levy Jennifer Jennifer McDonald Levy Maria Evelyn Alfaro Wendy Levy-Jackson Adam Levy McDonald Levy Maria Escagedo EvelynEvelyn Alfaro Escagedo Alfaro Ph. 786.581.1134 Ph. 786.581.1134 Ph. 786.581.1134 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 17 PITBULL Mr. 305 has taken the sounds of Miami around the world reaching more than 15 countries with No. 1 hits. This December he brings them back performing fan favorites and songs from his 10th album Climate Change. When Dec. 9 8 p.m. Where Hard Rock Live Tickets Starting at 70 Info live 10 BILLY JOEL cultural HIGHLIGHTS KURIOS--CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Cirque du Soleil once again transports you to a world of fantasy. Set in an alternative 19th century the magical show follows the Seeker who experiences the imaginative world of his curio cabinet where whimsical characters come to life. Hailed by critics Cirque du Soleil s 35th show is sure to impress. When Dec. 10-Jan. 8 Where Hard Rock Stadium Tickets Starting at 39 Info kurios 9 Ring in the new year with an American music icon whose hits have formed the soundtrack of modern pop culture. He performs his rock n roll favorites in a show to remember. When Dec. 31 9 30 p.m. When BB&T Center Tickets Starting at 49.50 Info 5 BARBRA STREISAND Returning to Miami for the first time since 1963 the American pop icon continues to mesmerize audiences with her voice. She ll perform favorites from each decade of her career including songs from her latest album Encore Movie Partners Sing Broadway. When Dec. 5 8 p.m. Where AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets Starting at 99 Info 18 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 31 cultural LISTINGS SERAPHIC FIRE The famed Miami vocal ensemble presents On Winter s Night a traditional candlelight concert with Gregorian chants and classic English Christmas carols such as Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. When Dec. 8 & 9 7 30 p.m. Where Dec. 8 St. Philip s Episcopal Church (Coral Gables) Dec. 9 First United Methodist of Coral Gables Tickets 58 Info HOMETOWN HEROES One of HistoryMiami Museum s Family Fun Days this event offers an opportunity to meet and take photos with local sports mascots. Attendees are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing team gear. Other activities include crafts and storytelling. Learn more about local sports at the museum s exhibit Beyond the Game Sports and the Evolution of South Florida. When Dec. 10 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where HistoryMiami Musuem Tickets Free Info HOLIDAY BAY CRUISE Hop aboard the Pelican Island Skipper the 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran that will take you on an educational adventure through Biscayne Bay. Learn about the early pioneers and natives who lived in the area as well as the wildlife that inhabits it today. When Dec. 18 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Where Deering Estate at Cutler Tickets 35 Info bay-cruise MATISYAHU Exploring spirituality through reggae and alternative rock Matisyahu is famous for his beatboxing and improvisation. From touring clubs to a No. 1 single ( King Without a Crown ) Matisyahu continues to display artistic growth and confidence. When Dec. 21 8 p.m. Where The Fillmore Miami Beach Tickets Starting at 29.50 Info Be your best you Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat No Surgery. No Downtime CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER CRUISE We offer fillers and injectables. Jeremy Weinberger M.D. FACS Heidi Schuler ARNP-BC MSN 8353 SW 124th Street Suite 206 Miami FL 33156 miamicenterforaesthetics Spend Christmas Day relishing Miami s natural beauty. Island Queen Cruises serves a Christmas dinner buffet on The Biscayne Lady. Dinner includes turkey stuffing pumpkin pie with drinks. When Dec. 25 4-6 30 p.m. Where 401 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets 125 adults 65 children 4-12 Info 786.565.5309 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 19 gardening Sustainable Gardens Planting with the Future in Mind BY HARVEY BERNSTEIN T o keep sustainability in mind as we garden we need to consider the past and present trends in designed South Florida landscapes and how changing climate and energy resources will affect garden planning. We plant our home gardens with the understanding they probably will be modified or removed when we sell the properties but the overall look of most gardens resembles the landscapes found throughout our communities. How will our urban and suburban landscapes look in 10 or 20 years Not like today for sure. Some plants now common will become unfashionable. New varieties and hybrids appear annually and are abandoned for the next new plant. Commercial growers propagate what they think will be popular adjusting their stock based on sales volume and ease of propagation. One example is the poinsettia. Old cultivars were less floriferous than current varieties. The old types often were planted in people s gardens after they had stopped blooming (red only) in their pots during the holidays. Then they would grow into large gangly shrubs that resembled their wild ancestors. Today s poinsettias come in many colors shapes and sizes but they are sold as weak cuttings that barely have roots and hardly can survive without special care. Aside from commercial availability and current trends the success of our planting choices is determined by the environment. And the conditions that define our gardens are changing. In the future it appears likely that areas near the coast will be subjected to higher king tides that stay longer some irrigation wells becoming brackish usable water becoming less abundant rainfall more episodic prolonged dry periods more frequent and our energy sources (and their use) changing. All of these factors will greatly influence the size style and plantings in our gardens. One good way to accommodate the change is to plant natives. Many native South Florida plants are tough and are likely to adapt to the changes that will influence future gardening choices. Although most of us might not want a garden limited to natives many of them make surprisingly good substitutes for some common exotics. Various native species can be used effectively and satisfyingly as shade trees or hedge plants in Mediterranean Asian or tropical gardens for their beautiful flowers and for their wonderful fragrances. As a society we constantly adjust how we use our resources. Gardens designed for plantings that require specialized energyintensive care ultimately will defeat our personal efforts to keep them going. In the future gardens installed and maintained with environmental sensitivity in mind will most likely survive. Natives are superbly adaptable to South Florida s variable rainfall and wind and alkaline low-fertility soils. A mix of carefully chosen exotics and natives is on many levels the sustainable garden path toward South Florida s future. Harvey Bernstein is the horticulturist at Pinecrest Gardens. 20 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM APPR OACH AB L E E L E G A N C E TIMELESS DESIGN 95 MERRICK WAY - 3RD FLOOR - CORAL GABLES FULL-SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN JENNY MITSCHELEN 786.714.4027 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DECDENBAYSIDE.COM Hair Stylists Wanted Keep 100% of your sales instead of working on commission by renting a station. Make your own schedule. Become an independent business owner within a beautiful salon environment. Plenty of parking. Janine Stone Photography I love the financial independence I have now that I work for myself. I m not as stressed because I m making more money now that I m not an employee. It s a game changer - Aquaree Scott For more information please call Margaret or Regina at 305.253.4772. Your future awaits. Zen Garden Hair Studio a division of My Derma Clinic Day Spa 8517 SW 136th Street Pinecrest FL 33156 Located next to the OfficeMax on US-1 and 136th Street. 305.253.4772 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 21 B A R talk The Comeback Drink A TWIST ON THE TOM COLLINS IS BRINGING GIN BACK In his 12 years as a mixologist Joel Mesa has learned that people cower in fear at the prospect of a gin cocktail. These days it s slowly making its way back to the forefront of the bar scene a trend that Mesa who runs the beverage program at Bulla Gastrobar (2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables) credits to the painstaking perfectionism of Spanish mixology practices and the tastes of modern city living. On an urban level I ve seen gin make a very strong comeback he says. Usually people who are more urban are more open-minded. A lot of people who are more suburban-- mortgage house kids--they may not be openminded they want to stick with what they re comfortable with. .... So in some ways gin has already made a comeback but then there s places where it hasn t reached just yet so we re waiting on it. For those willing to give the spirit another try Mesa suggests forgoing traditional dry gins with a strong pine flavor for Western-style gins with balanced citrus notes such as lemon peel bitter orange coriander cinnamon and more. A perfect introduction is the Lemongrass Collins which Mesa concocted with the goal of creating the ultimate refreshing cocktail. The foundation is Wint & Lila a wheat-based Spanish gin with mint eucalyptus and citrus flavors. It s a delicate drink--too much soda water and the flavors dissolve one less cucumber slice and it s not as refreshing too much syrup and it s just not the same drink. This careful approach is a sign of the times. I think the reason why people drink this especially in the Gables is that they re looking for a not-so-sweet drink but still refreshing all the same Mesa says. The more young and the more urban you go the more you ve got to get away from the sugar a little bit because that s not what people want anymore. The balance works. Mesa calls it Bulla s most repeatable drink. When people order this they re never just going to have one. They re going to have three or four he says. This is a drink that people just do not get tired of. --KEREN MOROS LEMONGRASS COLLINS 1 ounces Wint & Lila gin ounce St-Germain 1 ounce lemon juice ounce lemongrass syrup Three cucumber slices INSTRUCTIONS Distribute cucumber slices in highball glass filled with ice. Pour ingredients and stir. Finish off with splash of soda water. Garnish with sprig of rosemary. For extra freshness Mesa recommends using homemade lemongrass syrup--boil lemongrass with equal parts sugar and water. (Use 1 pound of lemongrass for each gallon yield of syrup.) Let stand for three days and strain. SYRUP RECIPE 22 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM AD on site photo printing info (305)969-6993 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 23 village life The Spirit of the Season This month the Deering Estate becomes a winter wonderland as the historic site decks its halls with holiday lights and hosts events that bring the Christmas spirit to life. Events include a tree-lighting ceremony (Dec. 2) story time and photos with Santa for children (Dec. 10 and 17) and an evening stroll (Dec. 14). For details visit holiday-season. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 25 305 . in the BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON 1 ON THE EVE OF TWO DECEMBER APPEARANCES IN HIS BACKYARD PITBULL RAPS ON MUSIC MIAMI YACHTS AND HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS ue o long with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his name and Miami s key to the city in his velvet-vest pocket Armando Christian Perez--better known as chart-topping rapper Pitbull aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide --can add grand marshal to his multifaceted list of credits. He leads this month s 45th annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. The night before on Dec. 9 Pitbull will play to a packed house at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Hot off his Bad Man Tour --and looking forward to the release of his 10th full-length album Climate Change in 2017--he shows no signs of slowing down. Lifestyle talked with the man who credits his mother s tough love with turning his life around--from a teenage drug dealer in Miami to an internationally renowned artist whose videos have collected a combined 9 billion views on YouTube Vevo. A 26 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 1 3 We know you love Miami because you grew up here but what is it that keeps you so loyal I feel like Miami and I have grown up together. Being born in 1981 is exactly when Miami began surging in real estate and extracurricular activities. Throughout the decades I ve seen Miami go from an underdog city to a worldwide-known destination as a Latin metropolis. 305 till I die baby. Dale [Note The Cuban-American entertainer uses the Spanish word dale pronounced dah-lay as his catchphrase. Translated it essentially means go for it. ] Winterfest is really a South Florida tribute to the holidays. What do you think is the best thing about how we celebrate the holidays here It s the same answer I give for why I decided to do my New Year s show in Miami. We are bringing the Big Apple to the Pineapple. Where better to celebrate and party than in the hot and sexy weather of South Florida Why party in the cold wearing winter coats and gloves when you can be in bikinis and tuxedos 2 5 You ve changed the face of rap in some ways because of your smooth looks and sense of fashion. Where did the look come from I ve always been about creating global music. Like any successful business it s about growing evolving and setting the trend as opposed to following it. I got into this business to get out of the streets not to stay in the streets. Growing up in Miami did you have a favorite holiday memory You ll be serving as grand marshal on a boat--which brings to mind the video for the single Sexy People shot aboard on a 164-foot megayacht. What is it about the boating life that speaks to you When you grow up in Miami how can you not love the water boating and everything that comes with it We filmed Don t Stop the Party on a yacht during one of Miami s regattas to emphasize that very point. The boating life is the party life. That video features you performing with other top artists a staple of your work. Everyone wants to get on the Mr. Worldwide bandwagon. How do those partnerships work In this business as much as any other your reputation lives by your last hit. You ve got to keep it fresh and it s much easier doing that when you re collaborating with great partners. The relationships work through sheer synergy and solid relationships. I m blessed to be able to work with so many talented artists. 4 7 One of my favorite holiday memories is simple When we didn t have much we made a Christmas tree using soda and beer cans as ornaments. 6 What does the new year look like for you 2016 has been destruction in the music industry. We won an American Grammy for a Spanish record we continued to export and tour our music around the world. We even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 2017 is simple It s called the Gingerbread Man Plan Catch me if you can. 2016 WINTERFEST WHEN Saturday Dec. 10 from 6 30 to 11 30 p.m. WHERE The boat parade follows a 12-mile route starting at the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale then travels east to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. WHAT More than 100 boats ranging from 20-footers to corporate megayachts will follow this year s theme Comics and Cartoons Rockin the Night Away. WEB DECEMBER 2016 27 You can incorporate several traditional and nontraditional motifs in your holiday decorating. 28 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY SHELBY GABINO PHOTOGRAPHY add some holiday elegance to your seasonal decor with a few diy tips BY ANNA NORIEGA tabletop statements Create your own holiday palette Bring the Outside In T he occasional evening chill in the air means in South Florida terms that the holidays are coming. My favorite holiday ritual when I was growing up was setting the table. I certainly looked forward to indulging in a heavenly array of culinary delights but my greatest joy was watching my mom bring together different elements that when paired created an incredibly inviting space. The holiday table is where so many of us spend most of our gathering time. Catching up with family and old friends over candlelight and letting the aromas from the surrounding dishes envelop us is the essence of every holiday gathering. I remember taking my mom s good china out of the cabinets cherry picking from her collections of linens polishing the silverware and even foraging for pine cones and branches of berries to decorate the table. The pleasure in interior decorating or design comes with the relevance of the items--what they represent and their ability to take on new meaning. Vintage or perhaps handed-down silverware or dishes not only add a stylish touch but also capitalize on the vintage chic trend. Keep elements of decor in line with the ambience of your venue while following these tips. Use hues already in your home decor. Switch out ordinary white candlesticks for festive green red or blue for a holiday touch. Establish a color theme by matching them to your dishes or linens for extra style points. I love to draw inspiration from nature and what better way to incorporate the great outdoors than during the holiday season Use pine cones to add a beautiful and festive touch during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don t be afraid to incorporate elements such as fruit or even vegetables such as pumpkins squash and corn into your table. (Just wash what you display.) To add some spiced-up glam gently spray any leafy greens or hard vegetables with leaf shine spray available at home improvement stores. Get the kids involved and bring the warm colors of fall into your home by going on a scavenger hunt to look for Break the Rules PHOTO BY GIGI LOPEZ PHOTOGRAPHY My mom taught me from a young age how to properly fold a napkin how to mark the table--forks on the left knives on the right--and how to tell the difference between a white wine glass and a red one. But if there s one thing I put into professional practice it s that you must know the rules so you can break them. While these dinner-party essentials are great to know you can throw them out the window and reinvent the rules. Don t be afraid to take some chances to make bold statements such as updating classic elements to make them current and your own. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 29 special fall-colored leaves. Gently clean them with a damp paper towel. Use them as place cards for dinner-party guest names create a beautiful piece of art to hang on the wall or create a runner effect on your dinner table by sprinkling them along the center. Place some votives and floating candles in the middle and you ve got a DIY centerpiece. Rethink Holiday Standards Not all pumpkins need to be carved into jack-o -lanterns. By adding a lace doily over the stem the pumpkin becomes a bright focal point on your front porch. Spray paint pumpkins white gold or silver and display them through Christmas by incorporating them into more traditional white and green elements. Using wood elements in any decor concept brings the outside in and adds a touch of rustic flair. Metals are always a good idea for the holiday festivities as they are easily paired with any other texture or color and add a seamless touch of elegance. Pine adds a seasonal touch pick up some leftover trimmings (usually free) from your local Christmas tree seller and place them in small bud vases around your home. Cut and tie small bouquets together with some twine and tuck them into cabinets or cupboards to enjoy the scent all season long. The thought of hosting a holiday dinner party can send waves of fear and anxiety but don t be afraid to make mistakes. Many stores have generous return policies. Don t like that wreath you bought for the door or the way those wine glasses look on the table Return them. The key to successful home holiday design will come from items that offer form and function. For example I love using farm-style tables for any gathering especially those around the holidays. These rustic-yet-elegant all-wood tables allow ample room for dishes decor and candles. Once your design checklist is complete make sure you reward yourself with plenty of eggnog. Anna Noriega is the creative director of Alor Event Firm. 30 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY MOIRAH CUDA PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO BY SHELBY GABINO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF AMERICA S 1 HOLIDAY TRADITION Broward Center Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9 - 11 Adrienne Arsht Center Miami Dec. 17 - 24 Kravis Center West Palm Beach Dec. 28 - 30 Tickets start at 25 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director SHIMON ITO IN GEORGE BALANCHINE S THE NUTCRACKER CHOREOGRAPHY BY GEORGE BALANCHINE THE GEORGE BALANCHINE TRUST. ALBERTO OVIEDO. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 31 GOOD TO THE LAST DROP Becky Rosa places her creative stamp on the worlds of art and fashion with concepts that push probe and melt BY KEVIN KAMINSKI Rosa with the Birkream sculpture she made for Miami plastic surgeon Jhonny Salomon W hen Becky Rosa sees an image of Winnie-the-Pooh she doesn t think about the teddy bear and his friends having adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. She obsesses over what s really in Pooh s hunny jar. The London-born artist and clothing designer shares this aside toward the end of a candid interview on a bench outside of Panther Coffee in the Wynwood district of Miami. The observation doesn t unravel the meaning behind the three-panel wall mural directly across the street an installation that Rosa painted last May featuring a staple of her recent artwork--an Herm s Birkin bag melting over an ice cream cone. Nor does it clarify why Mo t Hennessy filed a cease and desist order against her over a T-shirt she conceptualized. But it goes a long way toward explaining the international buzz surrounding Rosa s creative ventures over the past four years projects fueled by everything from a failed romance to her fascination with capitalism. I love pushing buttons Rosa says in her disarming British accent. Not in a vindictive annoying way. It s just interesting to get people going. That she would push all the right buttons as an artist before age 30 comes as no surprise to the woman born Becky Rosa Chesneau. She s always had faith that things would work out even though hers certainly is the road less traveled. After graduating high school in England Rosa vacationed in South Florida with her mom a flamboyant spirit who suggested that her daughter stay in the United States. At age 16. I don t know if she was trying to get rid of me but I was like why not Rosa quips. She got me a dog and an apartment on South Beach. I cried for a few months because I was alone but I came to feel that I had been set free. It was my opportunity to discover who I was. Over the next several years Rosa took courses related to advertising and art direction but ultimately 32 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES Rosa and the Bombay Sapphire team at the debut of her mural installation in Wynwood dropped out of two different specialty colleges. It became part of a pattern--an inability to reach the finish line with a project or goal--that gnawed at her. That is until she broke up with a boyfriend at the end of 2012. The next year I re-evaluated everything she says. School never really worked for me but it took going through those rounds of creativity to figure out how I wanted to express myself. I had ideas but I needed to follow through on one thing. That one thing became BRC Street Couture an online and vendor-driven clothing line that offered early insights into the artwork that would soon follow. Intrigued by satirical word play and pop culture Rosa began to manipulate high-end brands and logos in order to blur the lines between urban and luxury lifestyles. She borrows the Louis Vuitton font for a T-shirt emblazoned with BitchesBeTrippin. A Burnana sweater recalls Burberry except with a half-peeled plaid banana. The word Habibi which means my beloved in Arabic replaces Herm s on a logo that also features a carriage drawn by a camel instead of a horse--a Rosa design that remains her top-seller in the Middle East. With a wink and a nod to Miami s nightclub scene Rosa also spun Mo t & Chandon s Champagne logo into Mo t & Cocaine a concept that prompted legal action from corporate entity Mo t Hennessy. They shut down my website because of that design Rosa says. So I moved my server out of the country so no one could touch it. The success of the provocative clothing concepts (and the revenue it generated) gave Rosa the confidence to dive into the artistic deep end and try something completely different. The melting Herm s handbag on an ice cream cone originally conceived for a T-shirt became the inspiration for a 6-foot-tall resin and fiberglass sculpture finished with high-gloss automotive paint. Last December her Birkream series earned a People s Choice award at the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series during Art Basel Miami Beach. Bombay Sapphire then invited Rosa to contribute a public installation to Wynwood it took her the better part of four weeks to paint the wall mural titled Expensive Taste. Consumerism is a huge part of my work Rosa says. There s a side of me that feels that the handbag is too over-the-top and expensive. But I also realize that it s beautiful. It s hand-stitched an artist worked on this for hours and hours. Craftsmanship is something I value greatly especially in an era where there are so few hands-on manmade products. So the sculpture can be taken both ways. Rosa understands that her aesthetic isn t for everyone--even though she s fetching upward of 18 000 for her exclusive sculptures (each one incorporates different Pantone colors). While working on the mural she says a stranger tore into her suggesting that Wynwood doesn t like her artwork. I told him Look I m sorry I m not painting another animal or another lady with wide eyes and big lips says Rosa who will be at Scope Miami Beach (Nov. 29 Dec. 4 during Basel week with Avant Gallery. I m not the typical artist. I think very big and I always try to be evolving. That s the American side of me. I definitely have an American soul. ... I love this country it s given me so much happiness--and I want to give back. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 PHOTO BY MARK TOMARAS 33 D A Y tripper Wynwood Miami s thriving art district continues to offer something for everyone BY CLARISSA BUCH Treats from The Salty Donut Below The Butcher Shop SWEET SPOTS Arts and culture aside the former WYNWOOD Once a neglected neighborhood overrun by dowdy warehouses the Wynwood Art District is now a mecca for Miami s cultural movement. Known for its graffiti-clad streetscape and multicolored murals the neighborhood stretches from 36st Street to 20th Street and Interstate 95 to NE First Avenue making it one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world. Part of the allure aside from the numerous art galleries is its hip growing culinary scene and its burgeoning array of community-driven events. Though plagued earlier in the year by the Zika virus Wynwood has been deemed safe again by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. warehouse district is one of Miami s sweetest regions. Zak the Baker (405 NW 26st St.) a kosher bakery and caf is known for its signature sourdough loaves baked fresh daily. Next door Serendipity Ice Cream (421 NW 26st St.) whips up unique batches by infusing beer and flowers into distinct recipes forming flavors such as Drunken Chocolate with a J. Wakefield Stout and pink rose petals. For hearty pies Fireman Derek s Bake Shop (2818 N. Miami Ave.) supplies a blend of sweet and savory including a rich chocolate pie smothered in candied pecans for dessert or a spinach and feta concoction for lunch. The Salty Donut (50 NW 24th St.) which operates its flagship location here makes handcrafted doughnuts in-house often generating long lines. AFTER HOURS When local galleries close Wynwood s bustling nightlife is far from over. The district features a medley of after-hours activities. Wood Tavern (2531 NW Second Ave.) Wynwood s oldest bar remains one of the area s most popular go-to spots. The indoor-outdoor space attracts a mixed crowd of young and mid-aged professionals as well as out-of-towners for a relaxed evening over beer and craft cocktails. The Butcher Shop (165 NW 23rd St.) a German-style outdoor biergarten is known for brews paired with house-made sausages and fries. For something more lively bar and music spot Gramps (176 NW 24th St.) features nightly performances of rock throwback and techno jams. 34 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Live music at Wynwood Yard ALL-DAY HANG The Wynwood Yard (56 64 and 70 NW 29th St.) is the neighborhood s ultimate all-in-one locale. Only a year old the Yard has become a hub for food culture and community featuring everything from floral workshops and cooking classes to live music and guest lectures. Dining concepts in the form of food trucks inside the venue range from healthy plant-based bowls at Della Test Kitchen to omakase sushi at Myumi to English comfort food at the British Garden. Charcoal Garden Bar Grill the Yard s first full-service restaurant will make use of a Josper Grill to cook locally sourced meats. There s an event nearly every day of the week including pop-up chef concepts happy hour silent discos and Pilates and yoga as well as all-day events like craft fairs and food and drink festivals. ART WALKS One of Wynwood s most notable events is its monthly art walk. On the second Saturday of each month the neighborhood s streets flood with art stands retail pop-ups food trucks and live performances. During the event galleries stay open late parking lots transform into food truck festivals and streets become open-air art and music exhibitions. The happening which draws thousands is free and open to the public meant to showcase all Wynwood has to offer in one knock-out soiree. Della Test Kitchen ECLECTIC BITES As Miami grows into a national culinary destination Wynwood is at the forefront of the city s tasty revolution. Snag a chef-driven meal at Bradley Kilgore s Alter (223 NW 23rd St.). Named best new chef by Food & Wine magazine in 2016 Kilgore curates a seasonal rotating menu packed with locally sourced ingredients. A few streets away Italian restaurant Joey s (2506 NW Second Ave.) also is drawing quite the crowd. Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted dining there recently. For a wagyu beef burger drizzled with caramelized onion aioli try Beaker & Gray (2637 N. Miami Ave.) a casual restaurant and bar fusion on the outskirts of Wynwood. If you re new to the neighborhood dine alfresco surrounded by colorsmeared walls at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar (2550 NW Second Ave.). It s the quintessential neighborhood establishment located inside the Wynwood Walls an enclosed outdoor setting featuring a rotating selection of street murals designed by world-renowned artists. Cobia from Beaker & Gray GALLERIES There s an artist-run space for every sensibility among Wynwood s 70-plus galleries. As exhibitions frequently change consider landscape and design pieces at Plant the Future (2511 NW Second Ave.) photography at Dina Mitrani Gallery (2620 NW Second Ave.) a fusion of North and South American works at Pan American Art Projects (6300 NW Second Ave.) and a potpourri of art and style at Locust Projects (3852 North Miami Ave.). PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 35 business HOUSE & PAPER 7221 SW 57th Court South Miami 305.661.8545 Brenda Moreira house & paper BY CLARISSA BUCH 36 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM Brenda Moreira gives stationery a personal touch at her store. Brenda Moreira remembers putting her 1-year-old son in the backseat of her car to search for a storefront. She wanted to open a local stationery shop near her home in South Miami. About 20 years later Moreira s House & Paper an upscale design and paper store is still busier than ever. I honestly didn t know what I was doing she says. I saw a store on Sunset Drive got the lease and signed. All I knew was I liked paper and design and there were no great stores around for that. On opening day Moreira struggled to get the store s cash register to work but soon she and her former business partner were overwhelmed with customers. House & Paper quickly became one of the most visited stores on Sunset. The store really took off she says. And I learned as I went along. Moreira born and raised in South Miami studied business and politics at the University of Miami. She received a master s degree in public administration from American University in Washington D.C. and spent her early 20s in government work. She never imagined opening a stationery store. I had zero design ability she laughs. I just knew what I liked but I never took a graphic design class in my life. For more than 15 years Moreira ran House & Paper s Sunset location expanding her product line from stationery goods to crystal fine china and other home decor products. Running the store allowed me a lot of entrepreneurial flexibility she says. I loved running my own business too and forging relationships with clients. Many of them are dear friends now. Most nights Moreira worked 12- to 14hour days while raising her three children. I was just 25 when I opened she says. There were a lot of sleepless nights but it was worth it. About 17 years in Moreira closed her Sunset location and reopened in a smaller location nearby. The recession forced her to reinvent herself and her brand she says. My mind is always running. I really like to push the envelope and I make it a point to never stop evolving. It was the perfect storm she says. I had recently gotten a divorce and the lease was up for renewal. The world of luxury and retail changed a lot. I didn t want the store to suffer so I decided to reopen somewhere close by. It s been about 2 years since the move which transformed House & Paper into a more-intimate operation. Moreira says her business is stronger than ever. I love that many of the babies I did announcements for are now off to college she says. Or the ones who I made birthday cards for are about to get married. That s what keeps me going. Moreira s children are college-aged too. Though none of them want to join House & Paper they admire their mother s stark determination over the years. They always say they want to be as successful as me she says. I always say no. I want them to take what I ve done and go above. With working mothers you hear a lot that they feel guilty for working instead of always being with the kids she adds. But you can t. You have to set an example for them. If you re not there for every single bake sale it s OK. Since relocating House & Paper has focused on personalized design work. Moreira is in charge of all designs and an in-house graphic designer makes it reality. She recently finished crafting her own line of products too which she hopes will be available nationally within the next year. My mind is always running she says. I really like to push the envelope and I make it a point to never stop evolving. She started a personal blog too writing about stationery motherhood and work-life balance. It s always something I wanted to do she says. With the shop turning 20 I thought it was the perfect time. At 47 Moreira s work is far from over. She says she will continue to pour her heart and soul into House & Paper as long as she can. It might sound clich but if you re passionate about what you do and you enjoy getting up every morning to do it there s no reason to stop she says. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 37 DINING 2550 NW Second Ave. 305.722.8959 Wynwood Kitchen & Bar delivers a picture-perfect culinary setting BY GAIL SCOTT Food as Art Lucky Colada Miami s Wynwood neighborhood becomes the focal point of the art world during the first week of December when South Florida welcomes the international art community for yet another turn of Art Basel Miami Beach. Wynwood once was a decaying warehouse district and not at all trendy. But in 2004 New York developer Tony Goldman saw an opportunity and acquired 25 properties with a vision to create an artistic and architecturally interesting pedestrian neighborhood. Fast forward to 2009 when Goldman in collaboration with curator Jeffrey Deitch presented Wynwood Walls to the Art Basel crowd. The Walls drew international attention featuring the work of nine leading artists who used the building walls as canvases. The Walls continued to evolve in 2010 with additional murals and on Nov. 26 of that year Wynwood Kitchen & Bar was born during Art Basel. This synergy of art and food at the center of all things hip and cool has been successful ever since. Entering the restaurant you are immediately greeted by gorgeous artwork an iconic statue and a friendly staff. Outdoor seating is available so weather permitting take advantage of the patio. It also allows you to enjoy the Walls and literally be part of an ever-changing art scene. 38 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM OCTOBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM PHOTO BY ANDREW MEADE WYNWOOD KITCHEN & BAR Opposite page Works of art decorate the interior of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. This page from top Pan-seared Florida fish octopus Greek salad We perused the menu while sipping on a crisp Albari o from Serra da Estrela Winery. The restaurant has more than 30 wines by the glass so you have a chance to pair your food selections with different wines throughout your meal. It also has an ample list of craft beers both on tap and bottled. That includes Wynwood Brewing s La Rubia among other local and state offerings. Miguel Aguilar has been WKB s executive chef since 2011. Born in Venezuela he previously dazzled foodies in Philadelphia where he served as executive chef at Doug Rodriguez s Alma de Cuba catering chef for venerable restaurateur Stephen Starr and opening chef for El Rey Restaurant. He tweaks the menu twice a year keeping favorites while exposing patrons to new options. Many staff members have long tenures thanks to Aguilar and the Goldmans who have cultivated a sense of family and loyalty. The menu is separated into hot and cool small plates meant to be shared. Fortunately the small plates aren t that small. We started out with several tapas. Ropa vieja empanadas made with chicken and served with cilantro crema were a hit. About 450 of these exquisite empanadas are made in-house every day and have an addictive hint of heat. We also had tuna tartare and ceviche mixto--Aguilar says the perfect ceviche is marinated for only 15 minutes--and both offerings were delicious. Most dishes are served with a condiment made in-house. Cilantro crema parsley garlic crema mango aji amarillo sauce--they all bring out the nuance of the dish without overpowering them. The hummus and guacamole also were well made. We sampled the chicken and skirt steak skewer. Both were good but the chicken thighs served with chipotle aioli were the table favorite. Braised short ribs with mashed boniato (a variety of sweet potato) were next accompanied by a red wine demi glace. The short ribs were fork-tender and the mash was an upgrade from the mashed potatoes typically served at other restaurants. I m always trying to find the perfect scallop in Miami and I found it at WKB--two scallops pan-seared and served with a salad of tomatoes and feta cheese. For those who favor vegetables there are many options. The roasted mushrooms feature three varieties cooked with rosemary and garlic. Roasted cauliflower was a perfect blend of the vegetable cooked al dente Applewood smoked bacon and caramelized onions. Although many are on the menu we shared one dessert Latin Misu. As our server Helen described it it s a marriage of tiramisu and Miami-favorite tres leches. WKB s rendition includes lady fingers tres leches (in this case evaporated and condensed milk paired with heavy cream) espresso and toasted meringue. We had it with a cortadito it was an excellent finishing touch. WKB is the perfect combination of food and art. Every time I go I am surprised by something new whether on the menu or on the Walls. After dinner leave your table and stroll around the Walls and enjoy the views. Wynwood Walls is free and open to the public. If you want to book a tour go to tours. It s special to see the locals enjoy it taking selfies and making memories and it will surely be a frequented site during Art Basel this month. PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 39 r e a l e s tat e Home for the Holidays Pinecrest homes for around 1 million with every comfort needed to enjoy Florida s warm winter nights 7381 SW 133rd Terrace Listing price 1 099 999 Listing agent DeValdivielso Team 786.306.4378 Specs 5 372 square feet 5 bedrooms 3.5 baths On chilly evenings nothing beats a cozy fire in this house s formal living room. During the day enjoy the serenity of a private dining room overlooking the pool. The kitchen includes white cabinets Corian counters and stainless-steel appliances. Other features of this gated home include marble floors a den and an upstairs balcony. 40 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM 12345 SW 63rd Ave. Listing price 1 000 000 Listing agent Pamela Mayers EWM Realty International 305.216.5864 Specs 2 499 square feet 4 bedrooms 3 baths With midcentury details such as beams and a brick porch this Colonial-style home is a Pinecrest gem. The patio with a pool and cascading whirlpool add luxurious modern details while the oak trees give character and natural beauty. The side porch conveniently connects to the living room and second master bedroom enhancing the open floor plan. The home also includes oak floors and renovated bathrooms and kitchen. NEWS & EVENTS DECEMBER2016 A C C E S S L I F E S T Y L E Alex Rodriguez-Roig president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade THE EVENT For more than three decades Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has sold Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer to many South Florida households. The tradition continues this year with the organization s 35th annual Christmas tree sale. All proceeds from the sales of trees and wreaths will benefit the clubs which serve thousands of children in Miami-Dade County with year-round programs. The trees Fraser firs hand-selected in North Carolina by Alex Rodriguez-Roig president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade stand 5 feet to 14 feet tall with a starting price of 55. Plain and handdecorated wreaths also are available starting at 35. To kick off the season Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Hank Kline Club. THE DETAILS The tree lot at the Hank Kline Club 2805 SW 32nd Ave. Miami is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until trees are sold out. THE CAUSE Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has served the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year-round providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development educational enhancement career preparation health and life skills cultural arts sports fitness and recreation. 42 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM IS OUR ea FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN FULL SERVICE PLANNING DESTINATION WEDDING & EVENT SPECIALISTS MAKE UP & HAIR STUDIO 305.254.1515 EVENTSBYALORE.COM PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 43 S C E N E on site Art Garcia Trina Blanco Margaret Nee Gail Scott Olga Lameran and Dino Torres Alexandra Flinn Eugene Flinn Becka Roper Matkov Tom Matkov and Peter England Deering Estate recently hosted its 15th annual Wine on Harvest Moon celebration themed Akubekhule A Culinary Safari Through South Africa. Hundreds of guests participated in a live auction sipped on South African wine and savored authentic dishes such as lamb potjie and grilled braai beef skewers. Ron Magill of Zoo Miami introduced guests to a cheetah named Koda and discussed the animal s struggle for survival. Guests also enjoyed the sights of South Africa with the art exhibit Eleven Voices a reference to the country s 11 official languages. WINE ON HARVEST MOON Karen and George Hoffman Ted Caplow Christine Allen Carl Kesser Michael Moore and Leslie Lott Carl Kesser and Jason Kesser PJ Neidhart Laura Barrows and Larry & Deborah Cavanaugh Rita Magill Olivia Rothstein Ron Rothstein Rick Wirth and Linda Yusman Wirth Jennifer Tisthammer Kim Yantis and Francis Oliver 44 DECEMBER 2016 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM r e s ta u r a n t l i s t i n g s EARLS KITCHEN BAR AMERICAN. With plenty of talent and plenty of soul this not-so-ordinary burger and beer joint has a lot to offer. The global menu with modern versions of ethnic cuisines makes it stand out from the competition. ld Mon-Tue 11 30 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed 11 30 a.m.midnight Thur-Fri 11 30 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 7535 N. Kendall Drive 2510 Miami 305.667.1786 JAPANESE. This tiny place across from Evelyn Green Park is a Pinecrest staple big on takeout featuring the best ginger dressing salads and the house specialty shellfish. l Mon-Fri noon-2 30 p.m. d Mon-Thur 5 30-10 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 5 30-11 p.m. Sun 5-10 p.m. 8225 S.W. 124th St. Pinecrest 305.238.8462 SAKURA SHADDAI GEORGE S ON SUNSET FRENCH AMERICAN. This hot spot is funky and upbeat with an excellent brunch friendly service and tasty drinks. Try some of the delicious standouts such as truffle pasta tuna tartare escargot and beef carpaccio. LEBANESE. Hidden in the corner of a strip mall Shaddai serves authentic Lebanese dishes that have guests begging for more. ld Tue-Thur 11 a.m.-9 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 30 p.m. Sun noon-8 30 p.m. 9519 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 786.401.7714 ITALIAN. Its cuisine is full of simple unforgettable dishes that keep regulars coming back. The casual finedining atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening or celebrations. ANACAPRI CUCINA ITALIANA ld Mon-Tue noon-10 p.m. WedThurs noon-11 p.m. Fri noon-midnight Sat 10 a.m.-midnight Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m. 1549 Sunset Drive Coral Gables 305.284.9989 georgessouthmiami. miami MITCH S WESTSIDE BAGELS TOO INTERNATIONAL. This establishment serves traditional global comfort foods with a focus on fresh quality ingredients and a fun social atmosphere. b Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-1 p.m. TOWN KITCHEN & BAR l Tue-Fri 11 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. d TueThur 5-10 30 p.m. Fri-Sat 5-11 30 p.m. Sun 5-9 p.m. 12665 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.232.8001 AMERICAN. Enjoy New York-style bagels sandwiches and traditional deli offerings with gourmet coffees made to order quinoa and a full selection of salads. Spacious with easy parking. l Sun-Sat 11 30 a.m.-4 p.m. d Sat 5 30-11 p.m. Sun 5 30-10 p.m. Mon 5 30 p.m.-10 p.m. Tues-Fri 5 30-11 p.m. 7301 S.W. 57th Court South Miami 305.740.8118 TWO CHEFS CONTINENTAL. This Pinecrest landmark is the brainchild of chef Jan Jorgensen whose invented cuisine changes every week with a new menu. SEAFOOD. For the past 40 years it has been serving the freshest seafood house-made specialties and an awardwinning wine selection. ld MonThur 11 30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 5-9 p.m. 9625 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.666.5979 CAPTAIN S TAVERN RESTAURANT bl Daily 6 30 a.m.-3 p.m. 12729 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.233.2377 AMERICAN. You ll always find fresh hand-baked muffins and Southern hospitality at this mom-andpop restaurant owned by Mike and Mary Mabjeesh. bl Daily 6 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. 12655 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.235.9020 THE MUFFIN TIN RESTAURANT l Mon-Fri 11 30 a.m.-2 30 p.m. d Mon 6-9 p.m. Tue-Sat 6-10 p.m. 8287 S. Dixie Highway Pinecrest 305.663.2100 IL VAPORETTO ITALIAN. With a cocktail and wine bar and a classy atmosphere this restaurant offers delectable desserts and classic takes on Italian favorites. ld MonThurs noon-11 p.m. Fri-Sat noon-2 a.m. Sun noon-10 p.m. 5894 Sunset Drive South Miami 305.763.8004 SEAFOOD STEAK. The use of fine ingredients and the freshest premium seafood and steaks-- not to mention seamless service--elevates this restaurant from good to great. DEVON SEAFOOD STEAK b Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. l Sat 11 30 a.m.-4 p.m. d Mon-Thur 5-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. Sun 4-9 p.m. 11715 Sherry Lane Kendall 305.275.0226 SEAFOOD. Enjoy fresh fish at one of South Florida s most romantic restaurants. Housed in a historic building on the beach it offers gourmet dining in a unique setting. RED FISH GRILL d Tue-Fri 6-10 p.m. Sat-Sun 5-10 p.m. 9610 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables 305.668.8788 INEXPENSIVE MODERATE EXPENSIVE Meals under 15 Meals under 30 Meals under 50 b BREAKFAST l LUNCH d DINNER 45 PINECRESTMAGAZINE.COM DECEMBER 2016 7 questions questions with KATHY & CARL HERSH documentary journalists 1 How did your journalism careers get started Carl started working in the NBC newsroom in New York reading wire copy for NBC Nightly News when John Chancellor was the anchor. My start was in London working for the documentary division of an international news film agency. Later I worked for the British Central Office of Information covering events around the United Kingdom. I was a production assistant. Carl was a news writer then an assignment editor for UPITN [United Press International Television News] a London-based film agency. When they had an opening for a crew based in Latin America we were hired. We decided Mexico City would be a good base of operations mainly because we had honeymooned there which was the irrational part of the decision. The rational part was we figured we could drive home if things didn t work out. We covered headline stories throughout Latin America became fluent in Spanish and learned to cook Mexican food. Our specialty is enchiladas. more than is possible in a minute-and-30-second TV story. We wanted to tell longer stories with more context. Our first documentary was about U.S. churches giving sanctuary to Central American refugees. We were turned down by our employer then ABC News. So we applied for a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and made The New Underground Railroad. It won several awards and aired across Europe. 4 5 6 What project has most impacted South Florida We were hired by Miami Beach to create an oral-history archive called the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project now in its fifth year. We have interviewed 86 people who have lived and worked on Miami Beach. The city now has a thorough record of the past as told by eyewitnesses. What advice do you have for journalism students Find a good internship in a place where you would enjoy living. Take any and all assignments and work your butt off. They might just hire you. Documentary filmmaking Start out making short films about subjects you are passionate about. Use social media crowdfunding platforms for start-up funds. And don t give up. 2 What is the most important story you both covered in Latin America I think the story that had the deepest impact on both of us was covering the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. Covering war is not glamorous. We saw war up close and the sights and smells linger in our memories to this day. Even though we weren t always in the same places at the same time we both came through the experience with the conviction that war is obscene and useless. We became pacifists and eventually Quakers a religious body that does not believe in war under any circumstances. How did you become documentary filmmakers We had been covering daily hard news and found it frustrating. When deep into a story you want to tell much What s something no one knows about you two We are Turner Classic Movies nerds. We d rather stay home and watch a film noir classic than go to the movies and sit through all the garbage before the feature. 3 46 7 What s the best part of living in Pinecrest We live in the northeast end of Pinecrest. We can walk to good restaurants Trader Joe s and the Metrorail yet our home is a quiet tropical oasis. We have a wonderful public library and great jazz concerts at Pinecrest Gardens. --Editor s note All questions were answered by Kathy. 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