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CGC 1519880 1 2017 Hurry for the best pricing and selection in our final phase Courtyard Homes Terrace Homes Sky Villas 12 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM EACH OWNER ENJOYS AN OUTDOOR STYLE OF LIVING WHICH COULD ONLY HAPPEN IF ENORMOUS TERRACES WERE BUILT INTO THE DESIGN. Art Bengochea Architect DAN TEIXEIRA THEWAVEONBAYSHORE.COM GIGI GIUSTI ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 13 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES BELINDA STRONACH IS PUTTING HORSE RACING ON THE FAST TRACK WITH INNOVATIONS LIKE THE INAUGURAL PEGASUS CUP. TAKING THE REINS 38 THE LATEST ENTERTAINMENT TREND FORCES PARTICIPANTS TO ESCAPE THE DARKNESS. NO ESCAPE 44 ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 16 20 22 24 26 28 30 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOUR TOWN FASHION WEEKEND ON TAP THE FIND SHOES & NEWS AT PLAY CYCLEBAR SKIN DEEP FACE TIME CLOSE UP TOM HORMEL 32 34 42 54 56 58 72 74 BAR TALK WISHING WELL THE SPLURGE SUPER BOWL INSIDE GULFSTREAM DINING THE DISH DINING SPOTLIGHT NISI DINING WHAT S COOKING LIFESTYLE LIVE SCENE ON SITE WHAT S THE REAL ESTATE FORECAST FOR 2017 ON THE COVER LAY OF THE LAND 46 Belinda Stronach president of The Stronach Group Photography Sarah Dunn This page All eyes will be on Gulfstream Park Jan. 28 for the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. 14 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 15 EDITOR S letter For all the pomp and circumstance that can go with working at a magazine (last year Lifestyle supported or co-sponsored more than 70 different events) it s rarely the cocktails or light bites that ultimately stand out for the editorial team. Although to be fair if Banyon Air Service hosted Tapas on the Tarmac every night I would try to claim squatter s rights somewhere at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. For those of us who bring this print product to life it s often the people we meet along the way whose stories resonate long after a monthly issue runs its course. Over the last half of 2016 Lifestyle began sharing more of those stories as part of a renewed commitment to give readers additional insights into the communities we cover. We had the pleasure of introducing you last summer to a 10-time kickboxing champion looking to become the next king of the heavyweight boxing division (Parkland resident Tyrone Spong). We regularly asked South Florida s top chefs to share their kitchen secrets as part of our new What s Cooking department. In October we raised a glass to the most acclaimed playwright in the region Michael McKeever. In December we introduced you to eight local women who impact countless lives through their selfless philanthropic efforts. We also touched base with a host of celebrities including Miami s own Mr. 305 Pitbull. Lifestyle even made its national TV debut. An episode of the reality show WAGS Miami featured our creative team photographing Vanessa Cole for the November 2016 cover--a shoot that we staged on a 164-foot yacht. There certainly are worse ways to spend an afternoon at work. There s also no better place to be than Lifestyle when it comes to celebrating our diverse communities. Time and again the people we profiled humbled us with their candor. We re honored to share these stories with our readers and we promise to add to that tradition in 2017. It starts with our January issue which includes a feature on Sunny Isles Beach resident Belinda Stronach president of The Stronach Group who has the horse racing world buzzing over the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. And it continues throughout our winter issues which have some major surprises in store. We thank our faithful readers and loyal advertisers for continuing to support Lifestyle. Here s to a healthy and prosperous 2017. Enjoy the January issue. PROGRAM TWO Featuring George Balanchine s Serenade and company premieres of Sir Kenneth MacMillan s Carousel Pas de Deux Peter Martins Calcium Light Night and Jerome Robbins Glass Pieces. Miami Jan. 13 - 15 West Palm Beach Jan. 20 - 22 Ft. Lauderdale Feb. 4 - 5 Tickets available from 20 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free miamicityballet.org Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director RENAN CERDEIRO AND SIMONE MESSMER IN CALCIUM LIGHT NIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY BY PETER MARTINS. PHOTO ALBERTO OVIEDO. Kevin Kaminski Group Editor 16 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM GER ECHO SALON CHEESCAKE FACTORY HAVANA REPUBLIC CIGARS RIVERSIDE HOTEL ANAMA GRAN FORNO PRONTO OPTICAL SPECTR URT UR WAY ANNE FRANCIS SWIMLAND E & J GALLERY DAZZLES ZOLA KELLER LEVINSON JEWELERS NEEDLEPOINT ORIGINALS WYL LERY CAFFE EUROPA FRESH PRODUCE NEW RIVER GALLERY LF STORE HOFFMAN S CHOCOLATES VINO WINE BAR SHOP 603 NATIO GRAPHIC FINE ART BIG CITY TAVERN SILVER STREET PAN DOLCI DANIELS ANTIQUES TRESOR RARE ELEKTRIK BOUTIQUE DEBORAH JAM NNY V LAS OLAS FINE ART 701 STORE PRIMO SYDNEY B CAF DE PARIS SOLES AMERICAN SOCIAL CHEESE CULTURE LA BONNE CREPE G UBLIC FORRE ART GALLERY ARCHIVES SWEET NECTAR B-SQUARE BURGER ECHO SALON CHEESCAKE FACTORY HAVANA REPUBLIC CIGA RSIDE HOTEL ANAMA GRAN FORNO PRONTO OPTICAL SPECTRUM YOGURT UR WAY ANNE FRANCIS SWIMLAND E & J GALLERY DAZZLES Z LER LEVINSON JEWELERS NEEDLEPOINT ORIGINALS WYLAND GALLERY CAFFE EUROPA FRESH PRODUCE NEW RIVER GALLERY LF STORE H N S CHOCOLATES VINO WINE BAR SHOP 603 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701 STORE PRIMO SYD CAF DE PARIS SOLES AMERICAN SOCIAL CHEESE CULTURE LA BONNE CREPE GRILL REPUBLIC FORRE ART GALLERY ARCHIVES SWEET NEC QUARE BURGER ECHO SALON CHEESCAKE FACTORY HAVANA REPUBLIC CIGARS RIVERSIDE HOTEL ANAMA GRAN FORNO PRONTO OPT CTRUM YOGURT UR WAY ANNE FRANCIS SWIMLAND E & J GALLERY DAZZLES ZOLA KELLER LEVINSON JEWELERS NEEDLEPOINT ORIGINA AND GALLERY CAFFE EUROPA FRESH PRODUCE NEW RIVER GALLERY LF STORE HOFFMAN S CHOCOLATES VINO WINE BAR SHOP 603 NAT GEOGRAPHIC FINE ART BIG CITY TAVERN SILVER STREET PAN DOLCI DANIELS ANTIQUES TRESOR RARE ELEKTRIK BOUTIQUE DEBORAH JAM NNY V LAS OLAS FINE ART 701 STORE PRIMO SYDNEY B CAF DE PARIS SOLES AMERICAN SOCIAL CHEESE CULTURE LA BONNE CREPE G UBLIC FORRE ART GALLERY ARCHIVES SWEET NECTAR B-SQUARE BURGER ECHO SALON CHEESCAKE FACTORY HAVANA REPUBLIC CIGA RSIDE HOTEL ANAMA GRAN FORNO PRONTO OPTICAL SPECTRUM YOGURT UR WAY ANNE FRANCIS SWIMLAND E & J GALLERY DAZZLES Z LER LEVINSON JEWELERS NEEDLEPOINT ORIGINALS WYLAND GALLERY CAFFE EUROPA FRESH PRODUCE NEW RIVER GALLERY LF STORE H N S CHOCOLATES VINO WINE BAR SHOP 603 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FINE ART BIG CITY TAVERN SILVER STREET PAN DOLCI DANIELS ANTIQ ESOR RARE ELEKTRIK BOUTIQUE DEBORAH JAMES JOHNNY V LAS OLAS FINE ART 701 STORE PRIMO SYDNEY B CAF DE PARIS SOLES AM SOCIAL CHEESE CULTURE LA BONNE CREPE GRILL REPUBLIC FORRE ART GALLERY ARCHIVES SWEET NECTAR B-SQUARE BURGER ECHO SA EESCAKE FACTORY HAVANA REPUBLIC CIGARS RIVERSIDE HOTEL ANAMA GRAN FORNO PRONTO OPTICAL SPECTRUM YOGURT UR WAY A NCIS SWIMLAND E & J GALLERY DAZZLES ZOLA KELLER LEVINSON JEWELERS NEEDLEPOINT ORIGINALS WYLAND GALLERY CAFFE EURO SH PRODUCE NEW RIVER GALLERY LF STORE HOFFMAN S CHOCOLATES VINO WINE BAR SHOP 603 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FINE ART BIG ERN SILVER STREET PAN DOLCI DANIELS ANTIQUES TRESOR RARE ELEKTRIK BOUTIQUE DEBORAH JAMES JOHNNY V LAS OLAS FINE ART OOH LA LA LAS OLAS Eat Drink Shop... on the Boulevard LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 17 BRINGING LIGHT TO YOUR WORLD PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP 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OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND MUCH MORE Clarissa Buch Felicia Levine Rachel Sobel Michelle F. Solomon CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Linzi Altabet Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Sarah Dunn Evelyn Robles Eduardo Schneider ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle lmgfl.com GEORGETTE EVANS gevans lmgfl.com SHARI GLATTER sglatter lmgfl.com DEBBY GOLD dgold lmgfl.com SUE GOLDSTEIN sgoldstein lmgfl.com EGI JONIZI ejonizi lmgfl.com JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles lmgfl.com DEBRA LEVINE dlevine lmgfl.com TRACY SHELOWITZ tshelowitz lmgfl.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Sandy Lechner DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin CHAIRMAN Gary Press LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 lmgfl.com 2016 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly. 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Number 85CGC1225CX LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 19 c u l t u r a l highlights JANUARY S BEST BETS The Comedy Get Down Comedy royalty Cedric The Entertainer Eddie Griffin D.L. Hughley George Lopez and Charlie Murphy come together for a night of laughs. When Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Where BB&T Center Sunrise Flamingo Key West by J. Steven Manolis Kenny Rogers Grammy Award-winning artist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers career has spanned six decades a feat that will be celebrated during his Final World Tour The Gambler s Last Deal. When Jan. 24 at 7 30 p.m. Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Art at Heart CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM CONTINUES TO SHOWCASE NEW WORKS BY ALYSSA FISHER T he recent Art Basel Miami Beach drew thousands of collectors artists gallery curators and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Julia Black Andrews was all of the above driving south to find inspiration--and possibly a guest curator or artist--for a future exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. The museum which turns 20 this month operates on the theory that art is everywhere says Andrews the executive director. It shouldn t be intimidating nor isolated to a big city. Every three months the museum changes its exhibits to expose South Floridians to new art and local national and international artists. Until Feb. 28 the main gallery s white walls will be decorated with 50 large canvases splashed and stroked with vibrant colors the work of Miami artist J. Steven Manolis. Andrews curated the exhibit that will hang in the back gallery until Jan. 28. The collection of painted canvases called Fifty is a tribute to the United States by Coral Springs resident and Venezuelan native Isabel Perez. On Jan. 6 the east gallery will display the work of local Advanced Placement high school students as chosen by the Broward County Public Schools superintendent. From Jan. JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM 17 22 eight Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery students of the Dalai Lama will visit on their Sacred Art Tour to share traditional Tibetan arts and culture. The 9 300-square-foot nonprofit museum (2855 Coral Springs Drive) opened in 1997. It is attached to the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts and was originally a gym but it disaffiliated early from both the center and the city. Through the glass doors is a vast modern space that is filled with people music and conversations. We don t whisper we discuss things she says. The museum frequently hosts artist receptions lectures and workshops. Art classes for children and adults are available year-round. This summer the museum celebrates its 20th anniversary by showcasing its permanent collection which boasts more than 150 pieces. Internationally acclaimed artist Yuroz recently donated an original oil painting Meditation Series Dancing Trees Composition 01 valued at 175 000. Andrews an artist herself says she understands the importance of self-expression and hopes to continue finding work that resonates with the community. I m excited to see where we can take it she says. Don Henley The vocalist songwriter and co-founder of The Eagles launches his 2017 tour at the Hard Rock Live. The Rock n Roll Hall of Famer performs songs covering his career from The Eagles to his latest solo album Cass County. When Jan. 25 at 7 30 p.m. Where Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Colgate Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles headlines a star-studded athletic event. The event will be hosted by Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi. When Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Where BB&T Center 20 WHERE THE FITTEST SURVIVE IT S NO SURPRISE THE BEST IS EXPANDING. Now along with our state-of-the-art 100-passenger Celebrity Xpedition we ve added two ships to our fleet to give you even more choices in the Galapagos Islands our mid-sized 48-passenger Celebrity XperienceSM and our intimate 16-passenger Celebrity XplorationSM. Together these three stunning ships offer you six unique itineraries 15 islands more than 30 ports of call and multiple packages from which to choose. 1-800-Celebrity www.CelebrityCruises.com Or Contact Your Travel Agent 2016 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships registry Malta and Ecuador. 16053262 9 2016 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 21 y o u r town WHERE TO CATCH SUPER BOWL LI Whether you re anticipating the NFL s title game or just stoked about Lady Gaga s halftime performance restaurants in Broward have you covered on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5). The W Fort Lauderdale Fashion Forward Fort Lauderdale unleashes its stylish side in January with a weekend of high fashion and glamorous parties BY ALYSSA FISHER 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.764.7005 americansocialbar.com las-olas Go all-American at the patrioticthemed bar in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Choose from more than 50 craft beers on draft or a menu of handcrafted cocktails. Signature burgers and organic salads put a twist on classic comfort food. AMERICAN SOCIAL ort Lauderdale meet fashion. The Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend is adding a dose of style at the end of the month weaving Rachel Zoe fashion art and New York City-inspired nightlife into a long weekend by the beach. Based at the W Fort Lauderdale from Jan. 26 29 the first annual fashion program will call on big names in the industry as well as emerging local and New York-based designers. Fashion icon Rachel Zoe will host Friday night s affair which includes a runway show featuring Nicole Miller s bright Panamainspired spring 2017 collection. All of the items seen throughout the weekend will take on the See Now Buy Now approach that rocked Fashion Week in September making the garments available directly or soon after they hit the catwalk. Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend is partnering with the Greater Fort Lauderdale F Convention & Visitors Bureau s Office of Film Music and Entertainment. The city has its share of cultural programming says Ian Gerard CEO of Syndicate-5 and the event s producer but it s time to bring fashion to Broward County. I think it s a great way to draw [Northeasterners] in with a high-profile fashion program during the height of season when they can really see what s great about Fort Lauderdale he says. No. 1 will be Florida s winter weather which will bring many of the festivities outside. Throughout the weekend there will be a series of six emerging fashion designer presentations hosted by IVY a social organization focused on networking and collaborating Create & Cultivate s Fashion Symposium led by top bloggers and style personalities and other pop-up fashion and beauty events. Renowned party host Susanne Bartsch will close out the event with a blowout at a warehouse in the Flagler Arts District. We realize that the audience that used to be focused in Miami is more spread out across various cities in Florida Gerard says. Yes let s shine the spotlight on Fort Lauderdale. For tickets and the full event schedule visit undergroundlauderdalefashionweekend.com. 201 S.W. Second St. Fort Lauderdale 954.616.5275 publichouseftl.com Watch the big game at one of the sidewalk tables or in the lounge which features sleek couches and big-screen TVs. Order artisanal plates and choose from more than 100 beers. 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His newest designs highlight wardrobe essentials such as sweaters and basic knits using minimalistic design and a hint of panache through color pops and fabric cuts. It s meant to match today s pace of life without losing their essence he explains. He describes the concept as simple poetry in clothing design. Founded in the 1970s the brand has expanded to 50 countries including Venezuela France Thailand and Australia. Dom nguez describes South Florida as a strategic destination to enter the American market thanks to its reputation for sophisticated high-end shopping. The Boca Raton store marks Dom nguez s first location in Palm Beach County. Dress Like a Celeb What do actresses and influencers such as Jessica Chastain Kim Kardashian Emmy Rossum and LaLa Anthony have in common They ve all been spotted wearing the black diamond halo studs by Le Vian that have become a red-carpet staple. The earrings are designed with a ring of white surrounded by a black cluster of gems. Retailed at 3 200 they re the perfect finishing touch to a casual outfit or an eveningwear look. Available at Macy s at Coral Square Mall the small sparkly earrings are timeless and sure to last beyond 2017. 24 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 25 A t play Spinning to Win E A passion for fitness drives a Fort Lauderdale woman to open her own cyclebar studio xercising isn t a solo sport for Barbara Fleming. In fact the owner of the recently opened CycleBar in Fort Lauderdale believes that the energy and positive vibe she feels before during and after pushing her body to the limit should be a shared experience. For years she looked for the perfect platform to drive that sentiment home. After her husband s job brought them to Fort Lauderdale four years ago she knew she d found the right place to start something. This is such an active vibrant community because of the weather the beach says Fleming who ran her first half-marathon in April 2014 at age 49 finishing in the top 30 percent out of more than 14 000 female participants. People enjoy working out here. She considered opening her own boutique fitness center something small and different from a big-box gym. She started researching the idea on the internet and came across CycleBar the indoor cycling franchise that Bill Pryor and his sister Alex Klemmer debuted in Boston in 2004. As she explored it further the concept fit her criteria--to her fitness should be part of an intoxicating journey and CycleBar creates an energetic environment a party-on-the-bike atmosphere she says. It s about getting people excited about working out and having them enjoy what they are doing. Fleming recently opened her first CycleBar (525 N. Federal Highway) in The Manor at Flagler Village the south-of-Sunrise Boulevard neighborhood that has seen an uptick in new development. She is looking at other locations in Fort Lauderdale for a second CycleBar. No pressure There are no gym memberships at CycleBar which employs a pay-by-class model. There s also concierge-style service to make CycleBar more of a social atmosphere than a place for a grueling workout. There will be theme rides like Wine Down Wednesdays Sunday Jazz Brunch rides we even want to do glow-in-the-dark rides. We ll be having fun and sharing in the experience she says. Pay it forward The Fort Lauderdale CycleBar will do more than just help people to stay in shape. We give them the opportunity to work out to support causes says Fleming whose branch will host regular CycleGiving events for local and national organizations such as the American Heart Association the Alzheimer s Association and Susan G. Komen. This month January is CycleBlast month during which CycleBar is offering 2 500 free rides over 10 days. Riders can register at fortlauderdale.cyclebar.com. Did you know Another CycleBar recently opened at the Tower Shops in Davie (2270 S. University Drive Suite 120). --MICHELLE F. SOLOMON PHOTO BY TONY LAIACONA TONYLAIACONA.COM 26 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM WAS YOUR ROOF ABLE TO WEATHER THE STORM Latite Roofing...ready when you are Call Latite for all your repair and re-roofing needs. Latite is the largest roofing company in South Florida and has been serving residents and businesses for over 70 years. Ask for rate code Life3 to receive 10% off any repair or 300 off re-roofing. Southeast Florida Corporate Headquarters 2280 W. Copans Rd. Pompano Beach FL 33069 800.NEW.ROOF (639.7663) WWW.LATITE.COM CCC 1326510 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 27 S K I N deep THOSE PESKY PROBLEM AREAS Rejuvenation and anti-aging are two of Soro s specialities. Here are three more procedures Shino Bay offers 1) Laser resurfacing The Fractional CO2 Micro-Ablative is the gold standard of laser resurfacing Soro says. It s said to smooth wrinkles and thicken skin improving its texture and tightening it. It s different than an injectable which works deeper around the bone fat and tissues. The laser focuses on the skin itself. 2) Cellulite treatment Cellulite affects 85 percent of women Soro says and it can be resistant to weight loss. treatment with long-lasting results. The vacuum-like system suctions the skin inserting micro-blades to cut bands of collagen under the skin to release tension and smooth dimples. 3) Neck fullness Kybella is a familiar product to many thanks to a TV commercial touting its impact. The injectable dissolves fat cells around the neck which your body cleans out naturally. It reshapes the neck tightens skin and eliminates fullness under the Kybella also reduces fat permanently in the area. If you gain weight you don t gain it under the chin Soro says. Luis Soro and the team at Shino Bay help clients put their best face forward with cutting-edge products and procedures BY ALYSSA FISHER FOR THE SAKE OF APPEARANCES restores volume to help lift tissue. This adds support eliminates hollowness and refreshes the face overall. The goal Soro says is to maintain a natural look. We don t want people asking What did you have done We want it to look like you went on vacation or look rested refreshed he says. The 20- to 30-minute procedure lasts more than a year and it can be combined with others the same day for a full-face rejuvenation. Another common worry is the under-eye brought up by people in their 20s as well as decades older. It s not only about insufficient sleep--those dark circles can be genetic Soro says. Some people have bone structures A 28 ging continues to be a top concern among clients of Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Institute says Dr. Luis Soro a board-certified dermatologist. People who come in have noticed that over time they ve lost volume in their face and elasticity in the skin and things just start coming down--gravity he says. Folds become more prominent and all of that contributes to a tired appearance. To provide facial volume Soro typically uses the nonsurgical Rejuva Lift one of Shino Bay s new signature series treatments. A dermatological gel (often Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft) is injected with thin needles along the middle of the face which JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM or fat compartments that give them less skin under the eyes making the blood vessels visible and reflecting light in a way that gives the under-eye a darker appearance. This also can be fixed with a fine filler such as Restylane Silk to give the area volume. It also creates a smooth transition between the eyelid lower eyelid and cheek. That s how I approach general rejuvenation--minimizing contours and convexities and shadows he says. We don t want to inflate everything and look like a balloon. We want to follow the facial architecture. For more information about Shino Bay and its services call 954.765.3005 or visit shinobayderm.com. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 29 C L O S E up Tom Hormel HE D RATHER DABBLE IN ART AND MUSIC THAN THE FAMILY S FOOD BIZ BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON 30 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER His last name should sound familiar. Fort Lauderdale resident Tom Dubois Hormel is the grandson of George A. Hormel who founded what eventually became Hormel Foods. Tom s father Jay C. Hormel is credited with the inventive thinking that made Hormel a household name especially for Spam luncheon meat which Jay introduced in 1937. Tom 87 preferred creating music and art instead of working in the family food business. When he was 14 he composed his first song Blue September a jazzy ballad a la Rodgers and Hart s Blue Moon and copyrighted it in 1949. When Tom was in his 50s older brother Geordie took the liberty of recording the song. Sun Valley California was where Hormel composed Legend of Bird Mountain a 23-minute composition for a full orchestra that will be performed by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra as part of its 2016-17 Masterworks Concert Series. Symphony music director Sebrina Maria Alfonso will conduct the world premiere of the piece that Hormel originally wrote as part of a contest sponsored by the Sun Valley Summer Arts Festival in 1990. The orchestration the South Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform was arranged and orchestrated by Sam Lustig and recorded by the City of Prague Philharmonic in 2014. Hormel s Fort Lauderdale home is filled with his spectacular paintings including his 1985 acrylic on paper titled The Sun in vibrant hues of oranges and yellows--his signature painting that he plans on posting on the side of a building he is renovating on Oakland Park Boulevard which is set to open in 2017. The name Sun Medical which will house functional medicine facilities of which Tom has a personal interest. He plans to attend each of the orchestra s performances of Legend of Bird Mountain. The South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs Hormel s work in its Masterworks I program Jan. 22 at Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Jan. 24 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Jan. 25 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall Miami and Jan. 26 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre Key West. 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The Parkland couple had never owned a bar and never intended to but one great night at the Irish pub with a few friends from the Berman Law Group was all it took. The group of five known as the Berman Team saw a great business with untapped potential. The 16-year-old joint with whiskey bottle-lined walls wood accents and a full-size well at its core had a rowdy reputation but was beloved by JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM regulars for its homey vibe and lengthy happy hour which spanned from 3 to 7 p.m. The deal was sealed in what felt like seconds. Normally when we get something in our heads we make it happen says Lisa an agent at Travers Miran Realty. We re all strong personalities. It s hard to resist the Berman Team. The Wishing Well will remain a traditional Irish pub and sports bar but with a more upscale feel ... a little flair she says. Early on the group divided the one bar into three an upstairs lounge for private parties (and future whiskey tastings) inside for happy hour food and live music and an outside bar that skews a little younger equipped with big screen TVs and a DJ. It s just the place you can come to and get anything from your cosmopolitan to your favorite Irish beers. It s got something for everyone Joe says. The aforementioned green tea shots a mixture of Jameson Irish Whiskey peach schnapps and sour mix is one of the most popular drinks and the couple s current favorite. They recently hired a new head chef a true Irishman to create a Celticfusion menu ( bar food with flair ) served until 2 a.m. There s also an Eggg Slut brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring an elaborate bottomless bloody mary bar. The pub holds 350 people and there are talks of moving in next door to expand the upstairs lounge. We have to Lisa says. It s getting very very packed here. The couple is pleased with but not surprised by the early success. Joe likens the atmosphere to the bar in the sitcom Cheers --an everybody knows your name vibe. It s a nice feeling when you come in and see the owners and we re talking and buying a round of drinks for our regulars. If you come here you re going to see people you know--and you re going to meet a lot of people. A giant kraken is now affixed to the wall above the bar to represent a partnership with Kraken rum and more enhancements are in the works. However locals won t lose the iconic wishing well. It ll become more interactive with tokens and prizes but we re not going to get rid of it Lisa promises. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 33 T H E splurge urge Game On BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON A Fort Lauderdale-based travel and concierge service has your ticket to the Super Bowl--along with a Texas-sized VIP experience The lowdown Houston the most populated city in Texas is no stranger to supersizing--whether it s big hats big hair big cars or big money. So for those with a little disposable income there s only one way to approach the Super Bowl Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium Go big or stay home. The details Founder and CEO Lisa Crawford of Fort Lauderdale-based travel concierge company SitInMySeats has put together an unforgettable Super Bowl package guaranteeing just about everything but the ring (although if you want she can track that down too). First take off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on a Gulfstream IV. The interior of the private jet owned by the chairman of one of the biggest engineering and construction groups in Southeast Asia has custom-designed interiors and a luxury living space including sleeping quarters. 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Ready for game day Entertain in a luxury suite (with a private VIP entrance) on the 50yard line. Options include a celebrity chef to entertain and prepare Super Bowl grub. The price U.S. financier J.P. Morgan once said If you have to ask how much it costs you can t afford it. It s hard to put a price tag on this one but 1 million is in the ballpark. Contact 954.456.0419 sitinmyseats.com 34 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 35 36 JANUARY JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM Unsurpassed Value in Private Club Communities Single-family homes with expansive golf and lake views in a boutique country club setting (2 000 to 4 000 sq ft ). 36 holes of championship golf on two pristine courses. Private golf cart privileges and readily available tee times. Contact Joann Bedia Membership & Marketing Director 10471 Boca Woods Lane Boca Raton www.bocawoodscc.com Ph. 561.487.2800 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 37 PHOTO BY SARAH DUNN 38 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Belinda Stronach looks to change the face of horse racing--starting with the world s richest thoroughbred event this month at Gulfstream Park. BY KEVIN KAMINSKI LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 Taking the Reins 39 D espite the daylong drizzle that had turned its famed dirt track to mud Pimlico Race Course just outside of Baltimore was abuzz last May 21. A record crowd of more than 135 000 awaited the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes the second leg in thoroughbred racing s annual Triple Crown. Appropriately enough the honor that day of announcing Riders up --the ceremonial command for jockeys to mount their horses--had fallen to Belinda Stronach the whipsmart businesswoman who may be the sport s best bet to re-imagine its potential. It s a wager that s shared by more than just horse racing s hierarchy. In the minutes before post time at the Preakness a young employee in a yellow raincoat approached the chairman and president of The Stronach Group whose portfolio of legendary racing and gaming entities includes Pimlico Santa Anita Park in Southern California and Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. He thanked her for taking such an interest in the sport. It proves he told her that someone cares about the industry and about our future. For me that was so meaningful says the 50-year-old daughter of Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach who founded the global automotive parts company Magna International. This is truly a stakeholder industry it means something to the owners the jockeys the trainers the track employees. We re the largest owner and operator of race tracks in North America and so many people depend on us for their livelihood. It s really up to us to modernize this sport. And I totally believe that we can do it. Smart money says that Stronach has the platform the background and the savvy to help revitalize PHOTO BY KELLY SERFOSS SERFOSS PRODUCTIONS Stronach who grew up on a horse farm has a daughter (Nikki) who rides on the equestrian circuit in Wellington. a sport in need of a 21st century identity. Last year a Harris poll revealed that horse racing ranked as the 13th most popular sport among Americans--behind swimming and track. Newsweek reported in a May 2016 story that money wagered on horse racing in the United States dropped to 10.6 billion in 2015 down more than 4.5 billion from 12 years earlier. The industry is declining as a whole and there is consolidation says the part-time Sunny Isles Beach resident. The sport has failed to create a reason for people to want to come back to the track and it hasn t invested enough in technology to keep the younger generation engaged. But [The Stronach Group] is growing within a declining industry. What we re doing is looking at this not just as a racing and gaming company but as an entertainment company first and foremost. We re competing for time and attention with football baseball and other live events. We have to create and curate that compelling customer experience--and horse racing and wagering can be at the core of it. ... Right now the Triple Crown includes marquee races and then there s the Breeders Cup. But there isn t much awareness beyond those events for the general public. So we re creating new products. Exhibit A is set for Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park--the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Billed as the world s richest thoroughbred race surpassing the annual Dubai World Cup and its purse of 10 million Pegasus is the model for what Stronach envisions as the kind of go-big-or-go-home event that can turn the sport on 40 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM its ear. In this case 12 premier All eyes will be on Gulfstream Park stakeholders each ponied up 1 this month for the inaugural running million the winner of the 1 1 8of the Pegasus World Cup. mile race (on dirt) will pocket 7 million--but all the stakeholders will share a portion of the handle as well as money from TV rights (NBC is broadcasting the event) and sponsorship revenue. Though Stronach credits her father with the race concept her hands are all over the execution-- including the house band that will play throughout the day between races the embedded celebrities who will appear on the TV broadcast and the 1950s Cuban-style decor that will adorn one of the venue spaces. We re in the process of developing an entire style guide just for Pegasus World Cup Stronach says. We need to innovate with events such as Pegasus says Tim Ritvo dominated field but Stronach who approaches 6 feet chief operating officer of The Stronach Group. Events tall in heels has more than earned her racing stripes. that appeal to existing fans while offering unforgettable I used to work summers at Magna and it was always experiences for new fans. important for me to earn the trust and respect of my For much of her adult life Stronach has been in co-workers Stronach says. I didn t want anyone to the business of unforgettable experiences whether think I was just there as the boss s daughter or that I running her father s company for a stretch as CEO of was there to go tell secrets. I wanted to be constructive Magna International or serving two terms in Canada s and build solutions so I worked kind of independently House of Commons where the one-time member of from my father. It was actually the board at Magna that the Conservative Party ultimately recommended famously crossed the aisle that I become CEO. in 2005 to join the Liberals. With The Stronach Along the way the Group I think my Toronto heiress married experience in politics helps and divorced twice raised me in business. Because two children (son Frank this is a stakeholders 25 and daughter Nikki 23 sport you have to present a competitive equestrian arguments that offer who rides on the winter win-win scenarios to show circuit in Wellington both that by moving in a certain with first husband Donald direction you re better off Walker) battled breast and the industry is better cancer donated countless off. dollars to charities through Though an official her namesake foundation decision has yet to be and kept the Canadian press aflutter with a few highmade Stronach says that there is a good chance the profile romances. As Don Martin the Canadian TV Pegasus World Cup will return to Gulfstream in 2018. host who authored Stronach s 2007 biography told The hope is that the model will expand with different the Baltimore Sun last May If Twitter were around types of high-stakes events (a turf course race a race back then she would have [broken] Twitter [records] for fillies) at other tracks owned by The Stronach Group. regularly. I truly believe that horse racing is the last great sport Last year for the second time Stronach took over the that has not modernized she says. It can get there top spot at a company launched by her father. Like the but it will require the leadership and vision to move the automotive business horse racing traditionally is a male- industry in that direction. The Pegasus World Cup is more than a race. It will incorporate lifestyle fashion great hospitality food and beverage. We re going to keep the energy going all day. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 41 walk in the park BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON A day at the races promises something for everyone at Gulfstream Park. B ack in the 1940s Gulfstream Park drew winter tourists to Hallandale Beach for the South Florida weather and what Miami florist and landscaping millionaire James Donn Sr. called the most beautiful race course under the tropic sun. Today locals and tourists alike flock to the famed thoroughbred racing destination to do more than just place their bets. Beyond the track Gulfstream features shopping dining and entertainment galore-- including two casinos (with more than 800 Vegas-style slot machines) 15 restaurants and outdoor caf s nightclubs art galleries fashion retailers sports bars a state-of-the- art bowling alley--and one of the largest collection of home stores in Broward County. All that plus the world s largest horse sculpture a 110-foot bronze Pegasus which stands 11 stories tall and weighs 715 tons reportedly three times the weight of the Statue of Liberty. Gulfstream Park represents the new model in thoroughbred racing says Tim Ritvo chief operating officer of Gulfstream s parent company The Stronach Group. It s a venue unlike any other that offers our visitors the opportunity to shop at Gulfstream enjoy incredible food at one of our many restaurants take in a variety of unique entertainment offerings and to experience the thrill and excitement of live thoroughbred racing all in one place. Whether you are an existing race fan or have never been to the races before Gulfstream Park offers something incredible for everyone that you won t find anywhere else. There easily are more than 100 offerings at Gulfstream but here are five to get you started. 1. Out of the gutter Go bowling and eat a giant pizza at Strike 10 Bowling and Sports Lounge which has 11 AMF professional lanes and two small lanes to teach your Sirona Fine Art Gallery Race day at Gulfstream Strike 10 Bowling and Sports Lounge 42 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM youngest Lebowski the rules of the game. Finish off the family fun at La Pizzeria by Strike 10 with its signature 24inch pie that can feed up to 20 people. 2. Picture perfect Take a cartoon drawing class at Barker Animation Art Gallery and tap into your inner Charles Schulz. For those who appreciate more sophisticated works there s Sirona Fine Art Gallery which features international art for sale and has curated exhibitions. At Sher Gallery take home an original sculpture by Miami contemporary artist Romero Britto. 3. Kitchen musts Snag a bargain at WilliamsSonoma s first-ever Pop-Up Clearance Store. Sample products from local vendors at the monthly Artisan Market on the first Saturday of every month featuring product demos and artisanal tastings. 4. Birds of a feather Stop in to see the owner of Stuart Norman at Village Squire who is never without his pet macaw Ragamuffin on his shoulder. The store is as colorful as Stuart s parrot with a stylish array of international clothing that he personally selects for men and women according to Norman you won t find these pieces anywhere else in South Florida. 5. Raise a glass Host a private tasting for 24 of your closest friends inside Adena Grill and Wine s vault which is lined with vintage wines and rare finds. Created by Gulfstream owner Frank Stronach the wine bar s cellar boasts more than 7 000 bottles--everything from rare vintages to new arrivals including one of the most sought-after and elusive gems sourced by Adena s in-house sommelier a 3 300 bottle of Screaming Eagle 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 43 NO WAY OUT S BY CLARISSA BUCH ILLUSTRATION BY FRANK PAPANDREA Local escape rooms task adventure seekers with finding their way out of the darkness omething has gone horribly wrong. A science experiment has taken an unexpected turn--and now you re locked inside a laboratory. Worse still the lights are out. What happens next is up to you. No this isn t a scene from a PlayStation virtual reality game. It s a storyline from a live-action escape room the popular form of entertainment that literally leaves a team of people in the dark. Participants have an allotted amount of time to find clues and solve puzzles that enable them to escape the room and ultimately win the game. Greg Kormendi owner of QQuest in Pompano Beach and Think Escape Games in Fort Lauderdale is one of the first to bring the dark-room adventures to South Florida. Born in Hungary where escape games are widely popular Kormendi and his father thought it was time to bring the adventure across the Atlantic. You see them a lot around Europe he says. I didn t know what the reaction would be here but because I like to build different things I thought I would try it. Though many of Kormendi s storylines are eerie he describes the activity as lighthearted. It s meant to foster a team-building experience with groups of friends family or both. The idea is to get into a room and work together to successfully get out in less than 60 minutes he says. It makes a team come together or fall apart. Either way it puts them to the test. Kormendi s stories are all one of a kind. Though some draw influence from mainstream movies each one has a distinct narrative. I try to come up with a basic script and theme for a game he explains. Then it s about organization and letting my imagination run. Sometimes we think of things that can t be possible but then you envision it from a different angle to find a way to make it happen. Regardless of the story players are usually tasked with challenges such as finding objects hidden around the room. Each object found gives players a clue to the next object needed. Some might be hidden under a block in the floor and others might be attached to a chair in the room. But the key to every game Kormendi says is its need for a paradigm shift. People usually look at it so convinced that it s one way he says. But then that light bulb goes off. They realize it s actually totally different than they thought and that s what expands their mind. None of the games require physical labor. Participants interact with various objects using their minds to fill in the gaps. For example there might be an X-ray machine he explains. The only way to see the screen behind it is to put on special glasses. When you first look at the machine all you see is that. But once you have the glasses on you see the message on the screen that gets you one step further. Kormendi says that some first-timers are successful but many are not. The point of the game isn t to make it out in time he says. The point is to go through it and experience it. Even if they don t make the time limit we let them stay in there to finish but help guide them through. Escape game rooms have been around since the early 2000s but they recently made their way to the States. Now there s close to 1 400 escape rooms housed in 277 cities and 53 countries. As popularity continues to rise Kormendi believes it s just the beginning. It taps into a human curiosity that we all have he says. It makes you see the world a little differently. You have your two hands your mind and the other people around you. Now you have to make something happen. It brings people back to a fundamental human connection and snaps them out of our cyber world for an hour. 44 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Great Escapes Check out these escape room destinations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. QQuest Escape Games 717 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach 954.951.2829 qquestgames.com Think Escape Games 2653 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.233.2663 qquestgames.com Escape-topia 6466 NW Fifth Way Fort Lauderdale 754.200.6047 escape-topia.com Sherlock Escape Room 262 SW 12th Ave. 561.921.7466 sherlockescaperoom.com Lockbox Escape Room 8490 W. State Road 84 Davie 954.533.2933 lockboxescaperoom.com Try-N-Escape 3350 NW Second Ave. Boca Raton 561.409.4930 try-n-escape.com The Master Escape Room 1700 N. Dixie Highway Boca Raton 561.571.5381 masterescaperoom.com LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 45 46 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Ron Lennen incoming president of Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors weighs in on current and future trends in local real estate BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON PHOTO BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER THE LAY OF THE LAND R on Lennen has been selling ultra-luxury properties in the South Florida market specifically in the Fort Lauderdale area for 24 years so he s seen his share of trends come and go. This year he ll serve as president of Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors so who better to ask about the real estate market for 2017--especially with the arrival of a new U.S. president who began his career in real estate Is the interest in new construction or existing homes New construction that has a contemporary or coastal style is very desirable right now and these are the homes that are selling the fastest. Buyers in the ultraluxury sector want a turn-key situation however. Homes that are staged where the buyer can walk in and see how everything lays out is the trend. International buyers like the expansive lots and gated communities like you ll find in Weston and out west. They are used to big lots the homes are newer and they are on a lot of land. Do Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding cities continue to be desirable places when it comes to buying real estate Yes we are a good investment and will continue to be. International buying has slowed because of the strong U.S. dollar so we re not seeing as many international buyers come in. The hottest market right now [is] locals moving around. These are couples who have two incomes and they are wanting to buy homes. We re seeing an increase in that market. Do you think the presidential election will have any impact on sales in the Fort Lauderdale area We re hoping with President-elect Donald Trump being very pro housing and construction that we will see an increase in the amount of sales in ultra-luxury homes. The market definitely slowed pre-election. When interested buyers come to Fort Lauderdale from outside of the area what is it they are attracted to People come here for the yachting and the marine service areas. We have the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Yacht Show. We re close to Miami and Palm Beach and we have great airports. The ultraluxury buyer whom I ve worked with for the past several years likes to invest money here because it s a safe investment. Our taxes are lower too. I have buyers from California coming here because of the lower taxes. What is the biggest trend you are seeing and what trend do you think will continue What we re finding is that people are downsizing and moving to places where they can enjoy their life. I have one couple who has a 10 000-square-foot house and 150 feet of deep water and they want to downsize into a condo. I have a client with 245 feet of waterfront and an 8 000-square-foot house and they want something that is less work. They want something smaller that they can spend time enjoying. These are people who have raised children in these larger homes and now want a luxury lifestyle on the ocean in a new building. Sales are brisk at condominium communities like Auberge and Paramount because people are moving out of the homes out west and want something on the beach. We ll continue to see this trend of locals moving around. We ll always see the international buyer coming here too. I just finished with a buyer from Sweden who closed on a property in 10 days. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 property-wise What are potential buyers interested in The 185 000-to- 460 000 range is the hottest market. This inventory doesn t stay on the market long and we re seeing two reasons for that--people want to buy before interest rates go up and because it s a very desirable market properties sell fast in that price range. The higher-end properties from 750 000 and up aren t selling as quickly as we ve seen in the past. And the ultraluxury market 3 million and up is also a bit slow now. 47 Happy New Year from The Station -Robert J. Hastings Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the windows we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways of children waving at a crossing of cattle grazing on a distant hillside of smoke pouring from a power plant of row upon row of corn and wheat of flatlands and valleys of mountains and rolling hillsides of city skylines and village halls. But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour we will pull into the station. Bands will be playing and flags waving. Once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles damning the minutes for loitering- waiting waiting waiting for the station. When we reach the station that will be it we cry. When I m 18. When I buy a new 450SL Mercedes Benz When I put the last kid through college. When I have paid off the mortgage When I get a promotion. When I reach the age of retirement I shall live happily ever after Sooner or later we must realize there is no station no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us. Relish the moment is a good motto. It isn t the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today. So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead climb more mountains eat more ice cream go barefoot more often swim more rivers watch more sunsets laugh more cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough. 48 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM DID YOU KNOW WE SPECIALIZE IN NICHE MARKETS IN BOTH NEW CONSTRUCTION & RESALES SOUTHWEST BROWARD - Weston - Davie - Plantation - Cooper City - Southwest Ranches Eric Solomon did a wonderful job selling our home and assisting with buying our new home all within one month He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and knew local realtors which led to numerous showings and a quick sale. Eric always made himself available to show us homes and when he was not personally available his team did a great job filling in for him. We could not be happier with the service we received from Eric Solomon and his team. -Brian and Jennifer Gottlieb Eric & Meri Solomon The Real Deal in Sales Marketing and Transaction Management. 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Copyright 2016 Premier Estate Properties Inc. All Rights Reserved. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 51 52 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 53 D I N I N G the dish BY CLARISSA BUCH Rappy s Delight New York-style deli with Miami flair has found the perfect home in Boca Raton. Restaurateur Burt Rapoport--known for Henry s in Boca and Deck 84 and Burt and Max s in Delray Beach--has added to his empire with Rappy s Deli at the new Park Place his fifth South Florida concept. Rapoport describes the spot as a soulful Jewish deliinspired restaurant serving up breakfast lunch and dinner with classic deli favorites paired with contemporary interpretations. Expect house-smoked pastrami and corned beef classic chicken in a pot stuffed cabbage and a variety of hot dogs with house-made mustard--as well as malts shakes and baked desserts. There s a 30-foot deli takeout area too. (5560 Military Trail Boca Raton 561.314.6840) Bird & Bone Takes Flight 54 Southern comfort food has made its way to our backyard thanks to chef Richard Hales who recently debuted Bird & Bone. Located inside The Confidante Miami Beach the restaurant delivers hearty country cuisine including slow-roasted lamb ribs smothered in white barbecue sauce as well as Bone of the Day and Bird of the Day rotating plates. Hales latest endeavor (his prior concepts include Sakaya Kitchen and Blackbrick Chinese) will feature an in-house farmers market and to-go section open daily filled with homemade biscuits jellies sandwiches and salads. Check out Hales fried chicken in a takeout 12-piece bucket as well as a Nashville hot chicken salad sandwich on grilled Zak the Baker country bread. (4041 Collins Ave. Miami birdandbone.com) JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM B Square Launches Brunch Ring in the new year at Las Olas newest gastropub B Square Burgers & Booze with the launch of its weekend brunch stocked with new American-style eats and plenty of bubbly. Available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the restaurant features an eclectic grouping of breakfast and lunch plates including a lobster eggs Benedict drizzled in lobster hollandaise sauce a three-meat skillet (pictured) stuffed with bacon sausage and pancetta and banana nut bread baked in-house every weekend. Pair a dish with 15 bottomless mimosas and sangrias or try one of the hand-crafted brunch cocktails including the Bacon Bloody garnished with a thick-slab of bacon and infused with a tangy bacon bloody mary mix. (1021 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.999.5216) STARR BRIGHT Famed New York City restaurant Upland is making its way to South Florida with the opening of a second outpost in Miami Beach s South of Fifth neighborhood. The restaurant fuses chef Justin Smillie s California-inspired cuisine in restaurateur Stephen Starr s charming setting. The menu blends Italian and American influences with a large focus on seasonal offerings including a wide-range of fresh vegetable dishes paired with the restaurant s signature pizza pasta salad and meat offerings. Upland has received critical acclaim since its 2014 opening including a New York Times review that described Smillie as a pasta savant and vegetable sage. Upland is Starr s fifth active project in South Florida following the successes of Steak 954 Makoto The Continental and Le Zoo. (49 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305.602.9998) Fort Lauderdale s oceanfront restaurant Burlock Coast celebrated its first anniversary with the launch of a farmers market open the second Saturday of every month. The market features fresh artisanal products from vendors including Three Sisters Farm Harpke Family Farm Hammock Hollow Herb Co. Keez Beez honey BC Bootlager beer and more. Burlock Coast has its own booth too selling savory and sweet items. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 954.302.6460) MARKET OPENS STRONG LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 55 D I N I N G spotlight Above Nisi offers a salt-crust Below Fresh sardines atop crostini Going Greek BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON Caption Two savvy industry veterans create nisi an authentic ethnic dining experience in Fort Lauderdale When Andy Tsavos was 10 years old his father a restaurateur of Greek heritage moved the family 5 000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Royal Oak Michigan to Patras Greece. For the first few years my father took time off work to travel and introduce us to Greece and our heritage Tsavos recalls. It changed his view of the world and of food. When you grow up in a place like that all the memories are there the flavors the smells he adds. You know what real food is supposed to taste like. That s what influences the menu at Nisi the casually sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant specializing in Greek food that co-owners Tsavos and chef Joshua Wahler debuted in September. This is not the typical Greek diner-with-Formica-countertops so familiar in American culture one brought to the United States by immigrants whose fathers and grandfathers had spent their days sipping coffee and drinking ouzo at neighborhood kaffenions. 56 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Salmon tartare at Nisi Where 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Hours Monday 5 10 30 p.m. Tuesday Thursday 5 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. midnight Sunday 5 10 30 p.m. Contact 954.200.6006 nisigroup.com NISI Nisi is just as friendly but more refined. It s housed in the former Thasos Greek Taverna in Fort Lauderdale the vision of Gus Leontarakis and Sophia Mylona who transformed what was once a Denny s into an elegant restaurant in 2012. Leontarakis and Mylona tapped Greek interior designer Angelos Angelopoulos known for his spectacular hotel interiors to create spaces both inside and outside that were influenced by the ocean. We didn t want to take too much of that away says Tsavos who adds that he and Wahler made minor changes including adding an experience display a raw bar of sorts that showcases the day s fresh fish. We encourage guests to get up from the table and look Tsavos says. You ve heard of farm to table we re sea to table. Oysters snow crab anchovies sardines. When people go out for dinner they want to be entertained so this is part of it. Tsavos and Wahler know the kind of presentation they want to achieve. As much about the experience as the food the two are pros in the hospitality industry. While Wahler was competing on Season 3 of Fox s reality TV food show Hell s Kitchen in 2007 Tsavos was working as a regional director of operations for Nikki Beach Hotels and Resort. Seven years later the two met at Estiatorio Milos in South Beach. Wahler was executive chef Tsavos was general manager. They wanted to be partners in business but both swore that it would not involve a restaurant. They launched Born Foody a meal subscription service which delivers healthy foods for kids. But then the owners of Thasos came calling. We knew that Gus wanted to pass it on to someone and he didn t want to give it to anyone Tsavos says. It was hard to say no to the opportunity. To taste the menu at Nisi (which means island in Greek) is a chance to savor some traditional Greek foods with Wahler s inventive spins--fresh sardines atop madefrom-scratch crostini fried zucchini chips with yogurt tzatziki sauce for dipping which Tsavos calls the Greek ketchup because Greeks serve it with everything. Homemade dipping spreads which can be ordered separately or as piatela (a platter of all six) include spicy whipped feta grill-roasted eggplant (which gives the spread a smoky flavor) organic green chick pea the in-house tzatziki and taramasalata a fish roe spread. Nisi s grilled octopus is another must served with bean puree on the side as is a customer favorite feta sticks wrapped in dough and drizzled with honey and sesame seeds. The generous menu has more than enough choices. Entr es feature a daily catch yet sea bass is always an option. The chef also recommends guests order fish with a saltcrust supplement. The whole fish is encased in a salt shell which is carefully removed tableside. The baking method allows salt to seal in moisture and the flavor of the fish. For dessert of course there s the requisite baklava plus galaktoboureko which is custard wrapped in phyllo dough and the wildly popular loukoumades which is fried dough soaked in syrup and topped with chopped walnuts. Mediterranean mixology is also part of the Nisi experience. The made-to-order Chios Mist cocktail contains FOS Mastiha made from the resin of the mastic tree found on the Greek island of Chios. Just another touch at Nisi to show that everything on the menu from start to finish is authentic. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 57 D I N I N G what s cooking Edible Art THIERRY ISAMBERT S CATERING TEAM LED BY A TRUE GOURMET MANAGES TO PRODUCE INTIMATE CULINARY PORTRAITS FOR THE MASSES BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER I Executive chef Vincent Gourmet f the mother of all U.S. art fairs is looming large for the dedicated kitchen crew at Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design it doesn t show. It s less than two weeks until the renowned Miamibased business takes up the ultimate catering gauntlet--producing five-star feasts at more than 60 events during Art Basel week in early December. Yet the company s Belgium-born executive chef the aptly named Vincent Gourmet appears as cool as the liquid nitrogen that he s been known to incorporate into certain recipes. In the end he explains it boils down to simple math. We can do events for as many as 1 200 people says Gourmet who had his own award-winning restaurant in Marbella Spain before joining Isambert in 2012. We ll have three chefs per line with a max number of 150 guests per line. But whether it s 100 people or a thousand the timing is the same. We have between 15 and 20 minutes to serve everyone in the room. As impressive as the sheer volume of plates can be it s hardly the catering team s only measure of success. Borrowing a cue from the company s namesake (Isambert has been honored twice since 2009 with the M rite Agricole medal by the Ministry of France for his culinary excellence business integrity and charitable work) Gourmet consistently looks beyond the limitations of cooking for large groups at celebrations nonprofit galas and corporate events--and instead sees only possibilities. Look no further than the dish he created just for Lifestyle--one he notes that could easily end up as a menu option for clients. The plating of Mishima Ranch wagyu beef with truffle wafu glaze microgreens and stone potatoes exemplifies the artistry and the trademark surprises that Gourmet enjoys bringing to the table. What you see isn t always what you experience he says. Our goal is always to make the impossible possible--on the largest stages. 58 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM 2. Only the best In America Mishima Ranch wagyu is probably the best brand of beef beyond the authentic Japanese wagyu. Most 1. Top it off wafu glaze was originally a straight vinaigrette but two years ago we tried to re-create the sauce a Fort Lauderdale-based supplier for our stock (Halperns). This cut is a traditional rib-eye it s a simple beef to cook. The best way is on the grill 3. Turn to stone A chemical process incorporating lactose and agalita is used to coat the small potatoes featured. When the coating dries the outer shell resembles a river stone. It really it gives the potato a crunch like a candy coating on an almond. Japanese vinaigrette the acidity of the soy sauce the provide a nice kick with the beef. 4. Seeing isn t always believing Vincent brings a trompe l oeil aesthetic to other dishes served by the Isambert team but he s especially fond of the stone potatoes. Diners wonder if there are rocks on result we re looking for he says. People think twice You ll see guests waiting for the person next to them to try surprise the diner with a little wow effect. 5. Going green We work with a company in Ohio that specializes Anytime they have something new I ll try to add a little piece. The thinly sliced purple ninja radish gives us color on the plate and acidity and some heat to the taste which works with the sweetness of the rutabaga. We keep it on ice to maintain the crispness. We also have carrot tops for just like for the crazy look. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 59 60 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.CO LMGFL COM LMGFL COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 M OM JANUARY 2017 UARY 2017 A 61 61 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY WILLIAM A. LEONE JR. M.D. F.A.C.S THE LEONE CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDIC CARE HOLY CROSS HEALTHPLEX 1000 N.E. 56th St. Fort Lauderdale 954.489.4575 LeoneCenter holy-cross.com HolyCrossLeoneCenter.com Find us on Facebook TheLeoneCenterforOrthopedicCare S P E C I A L I Z A T I O N Minimally invasive total hip replacement Revision total hip replacement Complex hip reconstruction Minimally invasive computer navigated total knee replacement Robotic assisted partial and total knee replacement Revision total knee replacement Knee arthroscopic surgery Diagnosis and correction of the painful total knee replacements using kinematic sensor technology A W A R D S Florida Top Orthopedic Surgeon Connolly Medical Ltd. South Florida Top Doctor Gold Coast magazine American Registry Patients Choice Award Dr. William Leone head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital has earned a reputation as one of the nation s top orthopedic surgeons. He has provided orthopedic care for thousands of patients with complex hip and knee issues by combining the latest techniques and technologies with a gentle and compassionate approach. Technology including computer navigation kinematic sensors and robotics for knee replacements and his own invention the Pelvic Alignment Level used during total hip replacements help him to achieve precision implant positioning and balancing. Dr. Leone maintains that meticulous precise and gentle soft tissue handling is equally important when delivering the most consistent and best results and overall experience possible. Patients today also experience much faster recovery times and his patients range from people in their 80s to those only in their 20s and 30s who do not want to live disabled or give up independent and active lifestyles. Effective strategies to minimize and prevent pain during joint replacement surgery also have been a game changer allowing most patients to begin immediate rehab and go home very quickly. What sets The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care apart is that Dr. Leone s practice provides good oldfashioned patient care with emphasis on the doctor patient relationship. His entire staff is involved in each patient s post-operative visits. The mission for Dr. Leone and his staff is to restore quality of life and make every step count for every patient by combining the latest technology and surgical expertise with compassionate care. It s not about speed or how many procedures you can do it s about doing the best job each and every time. 62 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E CHARLES A. MESSA III MD FACS BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON 2823 EXECUTIVE PARK DRIVE WESTON 33331 954.659.7760 westoncosmeticsurgery.com E D U C A T I O N Undergraduate education at LaSalle University magna cum laude graduate and Rhodes Scholar nominee Doctor of Medicine degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Resident and general surgery training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. C E R T I F I C A T I O N S American Board of Surgery The American Board of Plastic Surgery L O C A T I O N Charles A. Messa III 2823 Executive Park Drive Weston 33331 954.659.7760 westoncosmeticsurgery.com Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. is a who has devoted his career to helping patients look and feel better. He has specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery for over 20 years. During that time he has become well known as a devoted physician who offers outstanding individualized patient care earning him patient choice awards and compassionate physician awards for numerous years. As a recognized expert in the cosmetic enhancement of face breast and body Dr. Messa has received the Black Diamond award from Allergan Medical and chairman status with Medicis and Mentor Corporation. These awards honor distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures. The and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Messa has extensive specialized training cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Messa has served as a consultant for Allergan Medical Breast Aesthetics because of his recognized excellence in aesthetic breast surgery and has been distinguished as one of America s Top Plastic Surgeons since 2002 by the Consumer s Research Council of America. He has achieved Expert Injector recognition from documented experience and ability Dr. Messa and his experienced staff at the Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center provide only the highest quality services and products coupled with compassionate attentive expert care. Dr. Messa focuses on each patient s individual concerns and works tirelessly to ensure their safety. He is committed to every patient s utmost satisfaction and he provides the highest quality of patient care to achieve each person s individual appearance goals. demonstrates their commitment to innovation excellence and the highest level of patient care. 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How you maximize both your social media and your social network can help drive likes and shares leading to increased brand awareness Turn your social media into a social network with these five steps 1. Brand your product Part I. Your social media channels should present the same image as your building marquee stationery and website. This includes the colors logo typeface and general design. Uniformity builds recognition. 2. Brand your product Part II. Everything you post should stay on message and support your brand. Don t post political content jokes or off-color remarks to your company Facebook (beware posting those to your personal sites too you never know who might see them). 3. Nurture your network. Know this your network of followers will grow to trust your voice. By posting important news and views they will become advocates who will share your content across their own networks. Don t fumble here. Trust is critical. 4. Speak to them. In marketing and business it s all about your audience. The more you engage them asking for feedback posting their testimonials commenting directly to their own comments on your site the more responsive they will be. 5. Post regularly. One-off posting every few weeks does nothing for your brand. Build on themes with follow-up posts to fully engage your followers. If social media is critical to your success but you can t commit the time hire a social media management or public relations firm. You ll immediately see the difference. ASHLEY FIERMAN 1776 N. Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale 33322 954.370.8999 BoardroomPR.com Account Executive BoardroomPR Transform your social media into a social network and watch your social network become some of the strongest evangelists and ambassadors for your brand. Ashley Fierman is an Account Executive at BoardroomPR a fullservice integrated marketing and public relations firm with offices throughout Florida. For more information visit www.boardroompr. com or call 954-370-8999. LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 67 RANGER Ranger is happy indoors and outdoors. He gets along with other dogs & people of all sizes. He is an energetic 3 year old black lab that settles down well foster family enjoys having him be a part of their home. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRRoF) is a non-proit organization dedicated to placing Labrador Retrievers in loving permanent homes. LRRoF has saved over 8 500 dogs since the year 2000. The Rescue is comprised of hardworking volunteers & a network of foster homes that are committed to this mission. FOSTER ADOPT DONATE Visit us at www.LRRoF.org Follow us on Facebook.com LRRoF Learn more about The Sagemont School Early Childhood & Elementary Upper Sch Open Hou ool Campu se -12 s Grades 6 Middle School Lower Sch o ol Campus PreK3-Gra High School 20 YEARS Of Academic Athletic & Artistic Excellence de 5 SAGEMONT.com 68 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 69 NEWS & EVENTS JANUARY 2017 A C C E S S L I F E S T Y L E WALKABOUT AUTISM & EXPO The seventh-annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo is Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium home of the Miami Dolphins. Help raise money and awareness in support of the South Florida autism community during a fun-filled day for all families. Proceeds raised support the Dan Marino Foundation area schools and organizations that provide services to the local autism community. Nonprofit service providers and Miami-Dade Broward and Palm Beach county schools who participate with WalkAbout teams are eligible to receive 25 percent of the money raised by their team to support special-needs programming. Register at dmfwalkaboutautism.org. ARTESIA ENTERS FINAL PHASE Minto Communities has broken ground on the second and final phase of Artesia a 76-acre resort-style community ideally located at Flamingo Road and Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The awardwinning builder will deliver 123 townhomes during this phase bringing the total number of residences to 837. Steve Svopa vice president at Minto was joined by Tonia Abrahamsson senior director of sales Jared Stern director of community development and other Minto team members for a recent ground-breaking ceremony. The Artesia sales center is located at 12550 NW 29th Manor in Sunrise. For complete information on Artesia call 844.891.0651 or visit mintofla.com. BOCA RATON FINE ART SHOW Hot Works presents the eighth-annual Boca Raton Fine Art ShowTM Jan. 28-29 on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road in downtown Boca. Voted one of the top 100 art shows in America this juried show features an outstanding selection of 170 professional artists selling art in a variety of disciplines. All art is original and personally handmade by the artist who will be present at the event. There is something for everyone--and for every budget. While at the show be sure to visit the Budding Artist Competition for grades 6 through 12 or ages 9 to 19 and enjoy gourmet food from Potions in Motion. For more details visit hotworks.org. JA WORLD UNCORKED The Circle of Wise Women--led by event chairs Virginia Miller Carol Molnar and Christine Speed--is hosting its signature event JA World Uncorked Crafted VII presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida. The event which benefits Junior Achievement of South Florida is Jan. 21 from 6 30 p.m. to 10 30 p.m. at JA World Huizenga Center. There will be delicious bites premier wines and Champagne craft spirits craft beers and desserts. The indoor culinary experience will honor past chairs Lynne McGrath and Taylor McGrath as well as chef chairs Marc Gruverman and Wes Bonner. Uncorked Crafted is for guests 21 and older. Tickets and sponsorships are available at jaworlduncorked.com. 70 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 71 who what wear Andrea Silverman owner and marketing director at Matthew s Jewelers Plantation is wearing a Tadashi gown vintage heels and accessories from Matthew s Jewelers Plantation. Phil Newman senior IT architect for IBM (retired) is wearing a vintage tuxedo. Bill Feinberg Bibi Marchitto owner of Allied Kitchen & regional sales manager for Choice Mortgage Bank Bath is wearing a black is wearing a Tadashi Shoji diamond-studded blazer Metallic corded embroidery Steve Madden shoes and a Deerland diamond and gown and a diamond feather bowtie. masquerade mask. Mark Silverman CEO of Matthew s Jewelers Plantation is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit and shoes. Kim Cavendish president CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science is wearing a Ralph Lauren gown a bag handmade in France and an art deco bracelet by Old Newbury Crafters. 72 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM MODS GALA THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE S ANNUAL MODS GALA PRESENTED BY MERCEDES-BENZ FORT LAUDERDALE RAISED 500 000 TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM S MISSION TO PROVIDE SCIENCE EDUCATION TO OVER 450 000 VISITORS ANNUALLY AND OFFER NEEDED PROGRAMS TO THE UNDERSERVED. GUESTS WERE TREATED TO A VENETIAN-INSPIRED EVENING THAT INCLUDED A LIVE AUCTION WITH BIDDERS VYING FOR TRIPS TO GREECE ITALY SOUTH AMERICA AND COSTA RICA. Michael Weymouth CEO of The Las Olas Company is wearing a April Patterson Tanya Lynn Sabel Terry Stiles Jamie Stiles CEO of Dr. Patty s Dental PAWS president is wearing chairman and CEO of Stiles philanthropist with Heller Boutique & Spa is wearing Capital Corporation is Corporation is wearing a a Cushnie et Ochs dress a Nha Khanh gown Ren Caovilla heels and a Maus & Hoffman tuxedo. wearing a Jovani gown and Christian Louboutin heels Sergio Rossi heels. VBH handbag. and custom sterling jewelry. Jodi Weymouth detective for the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department is wearing a Tina di Martina dress and BCBG heels. 73 LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 Photos by Linzi Altabet S C E N E on site Mimma Padula Tonino Russo Vincenzo Padula Michael Russ and Maurice Padula Jason Emery and Lais Pontes Joette Mendez and DJ Laz Where Ferrari-Maserati Fort Lauderdale What More than 500 guests gathered for the muscular atrophy). This year s Fire and Ice theme featured a premium open bar hors d oeuvres from The Capital Grille a deluxe silent auction a entertainment by speed painter Michael Israel. The event raised a record amount of 310 000 pushing Gala of Hope s overall fundraising to more than 1 million in six years. Jackie Duong and Tali Raphaely GALA OF HOPE William Karney and Janelle Lynch Julia Rodriguez Ana Maria Gallego Luchi Betancourt and Claudia Aparicio Dondi Hopkins and Ruth Papuchis Where Davie What Dignitaries from the Town of Davie joined Magna Developers for a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate Oak Park. The exclusive development consists of exquisitely designed contemporary homes priced from 1.6 million to 2.2 million. Magna Developers Julian Consuegra has stated the homes are under contract to be delivered in 2017. OAK PARK BREAKS GROUND 74 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Fernando Consuegra Luchi Betancourt Ana Maria Gallego and Julian Consuegra Judy Paul Julian Consuegra and Caryl Hattan LMGFL.COM JANUARY 2017 75 CO NS T RUC T ION C N STARTI NG FROM THE TING N OW U N D ER NOW UNDER 900 000 S LOBBY AMALFI RESIDENCE LUXURY HAS ARRIVED IN POMPANO BEACH Sabbia Beach is poised to deliver a signature take on refined oceanfront living on Pompano Beach just as the city goes through a renaissance centered around the Pompano Beach Pier and Atlantic Boulevard. Contemporary luxury has found its way to Pompano Beach. Now is your chance to claim it for yourself. This offering is subject to errors omissions prior sale change of price or withdrawal without notice and not intended to solicit currently listed property. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. Prices plans and specifications are subject to change without notice. Void in states where prohibited. Additional restrictions may apply. Artist s conceptual rendering. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. ON T HE O CE AN OF T HE O CE AN Starting from the 900 000s 954.781.9700 SabbiaBeachCondos.com Sabbia Beach Sales Gallery 723 North Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach Developed by Architecture by Interior Design by Exclusive Sales and Marketing by 76 JANUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM