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HOT OFF THE GRILL Celebrity chef Bobby Flay brings the heat to South Florida for a Barbecue Throwdown and more A GLOBAL DESTINATION FOR FOUR SEASONS OCEANFRONT LIVING FORT LAUDERDALE WHERE LUXURY AND LEGENDARY FOUR SEASONS SERVICE COMBINE TO CREATE A LIFESTYLE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ON FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH. NADIM ASHI Founder & Chairman Fort Partners Creating a team of world renowned visionaries was a key part of our development plan to make Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale a new global destination. TARA BERNERD Interior Designer London MARTIN BRUDNIZKI Hospitality Designer Stockholm London New York KOBI KARP Architect Miami FERNANDO WONG Landscape Architect Palm Beach Hamptons A LIMITED RELEASE OF ONE-TO-FOUR BEDROOM R E S I D E N C E S A R E C U R R E N T L Y AVA I L A B L E FORT525RESIDENCES.COM 1.954.363.0000 ARTIST RENDERING Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the Developer. For correct representation make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes to be furnished by the Developer to Buyer or Lessee. Plans features and amenities subject to change without notice. All illustrations and plans are artist conceptual renderings and are subject to change without notice. This advertisement does not constitute an offer in the states of NY or NJ or any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualification is required. Fort Partners is not the project developer. This project is being developed by MW Lauderdale LP a Delaware Limited Partnership which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of Fort Partners pursuant to a licensing and marketing agreement with Fort Partners. Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale are not owned developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons). The Developer MW Lauderdale LP a Delaware Limited Partnership uses the Four Seasons trademarks and tradenames under a license from Four Seasons Hotels Limited. The marks FOUR SEASONS FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS any combination thereof and the Tree Design are registered trademarks of Four Seasons Hotels Limited in Canada and U.S.A. and of Four Seasons Hotels (Barbados) Ltd. elsewhere. Broker Participation Welcome. EXCLUSIVE SALES & MARKETING BY DOUGLAS ELLIMAN DEVELOPMENT MARKETING LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 3 RIVA Days. Live on the water. Play on the water. Residents enjoy Riva s riverside park and Water Sports Center for paddleboards kayaks water-skiing and boat rentals. Live in the city. Play in the city. Residents love neighborhood icons like Casa D Angelo Gateway Theater and Whole Foods. And along with the walkability they enjoy their private water taxi to tennis in the park and shopping at Galleria. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race color religion sex handicap familial status or national origin. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations make reference to the documents required by section 4 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM RIVA Nights. Live in luxury. With an indoor-outdoor carefree lifestyle. Riva s large elegant homes come with 1 or 2 exceptionally large ocean and city view terraces the perfect spot for a dinner party under the stars. Live in the heart of the best of Ft. Lauderdale. With the perfect combination of waterfront location oceansunset views resort amenities and large comfortable homes. Just in time to move-in next Summer. Two & Three Bedrooms from the 700 s to over 3 million. Sales center open at 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. 954.233.3288. PREMIER DEVELOPERS 718.503 Florida Statues to be furnished by a developer to a buyer. Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value if any of this property. All features dimensions drawings graphic material pictures conceptual renderings plans and specifications are not necessarily an accurate depiction and are subject to change without notice and Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 5 Your home is a sanctuary and should be as beautiful as you can imagine. Let California Closets design a custom system just for you and the way you live and help make your dream home a reality with our exclusive materials and exceptional designs. 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Prices availability features and plans are subject to change at any time without notice. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 7 122 Years in Business Vintage Circa 1930 s Platinum Filigree Engagement Ring Featuring An Approximately 2.50 Carat European Cut Diamond 30 Day Money Back Guarantee Only South Florida Member of Jewelers of America 100 Club Florida s Oldest and Highest Rated Jeweler Established 1895 Buy-Sell-Trade 2473 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954.565.2734 954.WATCHES The JA 100 Club celebrates Jewelers of America Member companies that have been in continuous A-rated operation for at least 100 years. These long-standing jewelry stores span generations and owe their success to their professionalism and high ethical standards. 8 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 9 EXPERIENCE THE LAS OLAS LIFE FOR Valentine s Day FIND WHAT YOU LOVE. LOVE WHAT YOU FIND. Your Valentine can have it all. Every whim. Every wish. Every indulgence. And for two people in love no other place in Fort Lauderdale is more romantic than Las Olas Boulevard where the best of everything is inspired by great restaurants and unique shops for that special gift. One Mile of Style S H O P D I N E S TAY P L AY 10 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM R elaxed Napa Valley luxury married to stunning Atlantic vistas makes for the perfect pairing. Located directly on the sand in beautiful Fort Lauderdale Auberge Beach offers a taste of the wine country with a dash of understated elegance for those with an appreciation for great wine great food and great living. The healing power of pleasure awaits... 2200 North Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 (954) 281-3190 Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations make reference to this brochure and the documents required by Section 718.503 Florida Statutes to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. This Condominium is LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 11 12 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM YOUR LIFE ON THE WATER AWAITS 920 Intracoastal Dr. Ft. Lauderdale (954) 715-4550 info REQUEST YOUR PRIVATE APPOINTMENT AT THE SALES GALLERY TODAY Sales Center Open 7 Days 1800 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 2016 Ocean Land Investments Inc. Developer does not make any representation or warranty as to the actual size dimensions or square footage of any unit. Developer reserves the right to change or modify floor plans materials and features without prior notice or obligation. Oral representations and or renderings cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For binding representations make reference to the documents required by Section 718.503 Florida Statutes to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 13 14 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM WHERE THE FITTEST SURVIVE IT S NO SURPRISE THE BEST IS EXPANDING. 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Pointe Drive 100 Miami Beach FL 33139 305.695.6007 1451 Ocean Drive Miami Beach FL 33139 305.695.6075 18305 Biscayne Boulevard 205 North Miami Beach FL 33160 305.695.6030 BOCA RATON 444 East Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton FL 33432 561.245.2635 BAY HARBOR ISLAND 1021 Kane Concourse Bay Harbor Islands FL 33154 305.866.4566 PALM BEACH 340 Royal Poinciana Way Palm Beach FL 33480 561.655.8600 AVENTURA 18851 NE 29 Avenue Miami FL 33180 305.728.2420 WELLINGTON 11199 Polo Club Road Wellington FL 33414 561.653.6195 10680 W. Forest Hill Blvd 220 Wellington FL 33414 561.653.6195 MIAMI 801 Brickell Avenue 210 & Lobby Miami FL 33131 305.728.2444 35 NE 40th Street Miami FL 33137 305.677.5000 COCONUT GROVE 2950 SW 27th Avenue Miami FL 33133 305.695.6070 FORT LAUDERDALE 450 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954.874.0740 2100 North Ocean Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 954.828.1858 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954.522.3339 DELRAY BEACH 900 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach FL 33483 561.278.5570 For more locations visit offices JUPITER NORTH MIAMI 12000 Biscayne Boulevard 100 North Miami FL 33181 305.400.9507 400 S. US Highway 1 C1 Jupiter FL 33477 561.653.6100 1111 LINCOLN ROAD 805 MIAMI BEACH FL 33139. 305.695.6300 2017 DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 17 WHEN YOU ONLY WANT THE BEST CONTACT NIKI HIGGINS 2618 NORTH ATLANTIC BLVD FORT LAUDERDALE 5 299 000 Superb 2-story estate home directly on the sand features 4 beds 3.5 baths 2 kitchens an over-sized terrace overlooking a fabulous oceanfront pool area and much more. Web F10039005 THE PALMS 30A FORT LAUDERDALE 5 100 000 30th floor penthouse with spectacular 360 degree views from 8 separate terraces 4 beds den 3.5 baths custom gourmet kitchen and many upgrades throughout. Web F10007901 THE PALMS VILLA I FORT LAUDERDALE 2 650 000 Majestic 4-story villa directly on the sand with 4 beds 4.5 baths a two-story living room with floor-to-ceiling glass cabana room & garden with direct beach access. Web F10044936 SAGE BEACH 4B HOLLYWOOD 2 499 000 Spectacular ocean views abound from this amazing corner residence featuring 3 beds 3.5 baths 3 terraces floor-to-ceiling impact glass and high-end fixtures throughout. Web F10036702 NIKI HIGGINS SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LUXURY SALES Seaside Properties Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate Main 1.954.828.1858 Cell 1.954.817.2500 Niki.Higgins 18 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT HOMES IN FORT LAUDERDALE 1111LINCOLN RD MIAMI BEACH FL 33139. 305.695.6300 2017 DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE. ALL MATERIAL PRESENTE D HEREIN IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. WHILE THIS INFORMATION IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT IT IS REPRESENTED SUBJECT TO ERRORS OMISSION S CHANGES OR WITHDR AWAL WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL PROPERTY INFORM ATION INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SQUARE FOOTAGE ROOM COUNT NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRIC T IN PROPERT Y LISTINGS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEY ARCHITECT OR ZONING EXPERT. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS CURRENT LY LISTED WITH ANOTHER REAL ESTATE BROKER PLEASE DISREGARD THIS OFFER. IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO SOLICIT THE OFFERING S OF OTHER REAL ESTATE BROKERS. WE COOPER ATE WITH THEM FULLY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNIT Y. THE PALMS 11B FORT LAUDERDALE 1 995 000 Expertly designed 2 bed 2.5 bath condo with 2 large terraces offering gorgeous ocean city and Intracoastal views. Web F10000332 THE PALMS 9B FORT LAUDERDALE 1 895 000 Expansive custom floor plan with 3 beds 4.5 baths and 2 terraces offer beautiful ocean city and Intracoastal views. Web F10008004 THE PALMS 18B FORT LAUDERDALE 1 695 000 Gorgeous 3 bed 3 bath condo with 2 large terraces offer splendid 270 degree ocean city and Intracoastal views. Web F10037465 THE PALMS 5D FORT LAUDERDALE 1 599 000 Spectacular completely designer renovated oceanfront residence with 2 beds 2.5 baths and 2 over-sized terraces. Web F1373241 THE PALMS 24A 1 275 000 FORT LAUDERDALE Fantastic 2 bed 2.5 bath sub-penthouse condo with 2 large terraces offer soaring ocean views. Web F10007488 THE PALMS 10D 1 150 000 FORT LAUDERDALE Superb oceanfront condo with 2 beds den 3rd bed 3.5 baths and two terraces. Web F1372288 410 HENDRICKS 204 990 000 FORT LAUDERDALE Splendid condo with 50-ft deep water boat slip 3 beds 3.5 baths large terrace and more. Web F1371410 WWW.SEASIDEPROPERTIESGROUP.COM LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 19 Our house on the beach Everyone wants one. Now we re building one for you. Right on the dune above the surf. A beachfront home with 5 bedrooms 6.5 baths and a 2 car garage. Four full floors with your own elevator. Plus a rooftop deck. And an oceanside pool. In nearly 7 000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living we re including all the top-of-the-line finishes and fixtures you d expect in homes priced from 6.6 million. But we re only building six of them. To learn more about living here in our seaside village of Highland Beach please contact Jeff Cohen Broker Associate 561.654.7341 jeff.cohen 1111 LINCOLN RD MIAMI BEACH FL 33139. 305.695.6300 2017 DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE. ALL MATERIAL PRESENTED HEREIN IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. WHILE THIS INFORMATION IS BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT IT IS REPRESENTED SUBJECT TO ERRORS OMISSIONS CHANGES OR WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE. ALL PROPERTY INFORMATION INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SQUARE FOOTAGE ROOM COUNT EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PROPERTY LISTINGS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEY ARCHITECT OR ZONING EXPERT. 20 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 21 22 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM CO NS T RUC T IO N C O 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 Sabbia Beach Sales Gallery 723 North Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach Developed by Architecture by Interior Design by Exclusive Sales and Marketing by LMG L.CO LMGFL.COM FEBRUA M C CO FEBRUARY 2017 UA 23 a view that will last forever... An opportunity that will not. ONLY 23 CONDOMINIUM ESTATES AND MARINA ON FORT LAUDERDALE S BARRIER ISLAND. 321 i slan 1 877.969.357 1 EXPANSIVE TERRACES DESIGNER KITCHENS POOLSIDE BAR PRESTIGIOUS WINE CLUB DOG PARK WATER S EDGE POOL AND JACUZZI FITNESS CENTER HIS AND HERS SAUNAS 24-HOUR VALET SA L E S G A L L E RY 24 0 0 E L A S O L A S B LV D F O R T L AU D E R DA L E F LO R I DA 3 3 3 0 1 THIS IS NOT AN OFFERING FOR THE PURCHASE OF A UNIT. AN OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS AND ITS EXHIBITS (THE CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS ) FOR 321 AT WATER S EDGE A CONDOMINIUM (THE CONDOMINIUM ) AND NO STATEMENTS SHOULD BE RELIED UPON UNLESS MADE IN THE CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS FURNISHED BY 321 BIRCH LLC (THE DEVELOPER ) PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW. EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED BY 24 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM SUPERIOR LOCATION. LARGER RESIDENCES. COMPLETION IN 2017. ARTIST CONCEPTUAL RENDERINGS. DEVELOPER MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FOR T LA UDE RDA LE B EAC H ONLY ONE RESIDENCE LEFT IN OUR EXCLUSIVE PENTHOUSE EDITION ONLY 95 BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES OVER 85% SOLD 954.514. 9749 ORAL REPRESENTATIONS 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. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 25 26 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM CONDO AT LAS OLAS RIVER HOUSE 1609 FORT LAUDERDALE. 1.025.000 Beautiful Upgraded unit in the most desirable and elegant condo in Fort Lauderdale Gramercy model. A private elevator foyer opens directly into this marvelous 2 bedroom 2.5 bath unit. Featuring double balconies offering breathtaking river city and sunrise-sunset views. Floor to ceiling glass windows marble floors split bedrooms gourmet kitchen family room area. First class resort amenities include concierge fitness center bistro library piano lounge spectacular spiral pool 24 hour valet. HOUSE AT HILLSBORO SHORES POMPANO BEACH 997 500 3 BED 2.5 BATHS Exquisite new home located in the exclusive Hillsboro Shores neighborhood and a walk to the beach. This spacious home features 3 suites office cabana bath 10 ceilings 8X48 porcelain tile floors custom kitchen with high end appliances Carrara marble baths with Toto and Grohe fixtures marble paver driveway walkways and patio salt-pool. Master has 2 walk-in closets and bath complete with tub double sinks. it offers the best Florida lifestyle CONDO AT HILLSBORO OCEAN AT HILLSBORO MILE HILLSBORO BEACH 868 500 3 BED 2.5 BATHS Enjoy Florida living at its best with this amazing unit located in the most prestigious Hillsboro Mile area. Featuring two balconies offering spectacular intracoastal and ocean views to enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the ocean with private entry from building or access the intracoastal waterways. Two deeded garage parking spaces boat dockage available for lease or purchase 36 boat length. Pet friendly allowing 2 dogs of maximum 18 lbs. Juan Carlos Zapata MBA Top Agent Top Company Top Results O. 954-522-2831 M. 305-310-4655 jzapata 401 E Las Olas Blvd. Suite 100 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 27 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES CELEBRITY CHEF BOBBY FLAY GETS FIRED UP ABOUT THE ART OF GRILLING AND HIS BIG MONTH IN SOUTH FLORIDA. KING OF THE GRILL 52 FILMMAKER BRETT RATNER TALKS ABOUT HIS WHISKEY BLEND AND ITS HOLLYWOOD STORY. THE SPIRIT MOVES HIM 58 62 ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 30 34 36 38 40 42 56 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOUR TOWN NEWS & NOTES AT PLAY BERNHARD LANGER BAR TALK FUNKY BUDDHA THE SPLURGE FOUR SEASONS BROWARD EVENTS AT SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD 86 88 96 70 66 68 TRAVEL REUNION RESORT DINING SPOTLIGHT OCEANS 234 WHAT S COOKING A CASA D ANGELO SPECIAL ACCESS LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE LIVE SCENE ON SITE THE HOTTEST SPA TREATMENTS TAKE PAMPERING TO NEW HEIGHTS. INDULGE YOURSELF ON THE COVER Celebrity chef Bobby Flay This page Food Network star Bobby Flay heads to South Florida this month for two major culinary events--the Downtown BBQ Throwdown and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. 28 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM 174 WATERFRONT ESTATE FOR MEGA YACHT 10 200 SQFT 6 BEDROOM 7.3 BATHS 4 CAR GARAGE PRIVATE BEACH FOR RESIDENTS HARBORBEACHESTATE.COM 9 500 000 GATED SUNRISE INTRACOASTAL NEW CONSTRUCTION ESTATE ONE STORY 520INTRACOASTALDRIVE.COM 5 900 000 HARBOR BEACH WATERFRONT ESTATE 8 958 TOTAL SQFT 120FT DOCK 1225ELAKEDRIVE.COM 7 500 000 HARBOR BEACH WATERFRONT ESTATE DOCK YOUR MEGA YACHT PRIVATE BEACH 2536LUCILLEDRIVE.COM 5 375 000 DIRECT INTRACOASTAL IL LUGANO PENTHOUSE DOCK SLIP 7650 SQFT 4 PARKING SPACES ILLUGANOPENTHOUSE.COM 4 875 000 THE RITZ-CARLTON DIRECT OCEANFRONT 4 000 SQFT OF BALCONY SUMMER KITCHEN RITZCARLTON2203.COM 4 995 000 ALHAMBRA PLACE AMAZING OCEAN & INTRACOASTAL VIEWS ALHAMBRAPLACE601.COM 2 595 000 954.294.5686 FLORIDA LONDON ASPEN NEW YORK MONACO LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 29 EDITOR S letter Over the course of my journalism career I ve had the opportunity to interview countless celebrities for various publications including some of the greatest athletes of our time during my 15 years as a sports writer. During the first of those interviews a spring training sit-down with baseball legend George Brett of the Kansas City Royals in 1986 the year after his team had won the World Series the future Hall of Famer gave a college sophomore 40 minutes of his time. He even asked me which brand of hair mousse I used because he was so impressed with how my feathered bangs of that era barely budged in the wind. Thirty years later I can tell you that not all celebrity interviews go that well. Sometimes then-Florida Gators running back Emmitt Smith gets in your face because he doesn t like how the press is digging into potential NCAA rules violations by the football program. Or then-Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula yells at you during a press conference because you ask about one of his draft-pick busts. Sometimes while interviewing George H.W. Bush in the press box of a baseball stadium the Secret Service mistakes your tape recorder for an unidentified object and not-so-gently smacks your arm away from the former president s face. On the flip side celebrities can surprise you. Carol Burnett once regaled me with hilarious show-biz tales for more than an hour--all the while knowing that her daughter Carrie Hamilton was about to die in a few days from brain and lung cancer. After I shared a story with her that I went on one date with Hoda Kotb in the early 1990s never to hear from her again Kathie Lee Gifford turned to me and said Hoda ... that slut The truth is as a reporter you never know how an interview with someone accustomed to the spotlight will go. That may explain why writer Michelle Solomon called me immediately after her conversation with chef Bobby Flay. She couldn t have been more excited about the candor and enthusiasm the Food Network star brought to the table on the eve of his appearance as guest judge at the 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown at Mizner Park in Boca Raton--one of some 60 events that Lifestyle will proudly sponsor in 2017. Check out our cover story on the grill master--and enjoy the rest of the February issue. AGAIN The Aspen Prize is the nation s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America s community colleges. This award means our college our faculty staff and students was chosen out of 1 655 community colleges nationwide for representing extraordinary qualities. Our recognition comes from the Aspen Institute s singular focus on student success with the award focused on four areas EMPLOYMENT & EARNINGS FOR GRADUATES ACCESS & SUCCESS FOR MINORITY AND LOW-INCOME STUDENTS STUDENT LEARNING CERTIFICATE & DEGREE COMPLETION WE DID IT Kevin Kaminski Group Editor BROWARD.EDU 30 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 31 CHARLIE PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit Charlie is a 3 year old Labrador Retriever [mix]. He is obedience trained to sit down stay come heel wait and is kennel trained. Charlie enjoys playing fetch with his favorite squeaky tennis balls discover a hidden toy or going for walks where he can sniff his heart out. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis EDITORIAL INTERN Stella Alves CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Clarissa Buch Felicia Levine Rachel Sobel Michelle F. 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All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error. 32 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 33 c u lt u r a l highlights February s Best Bets Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet performs Program II featuring Serenade the first ballet George Balanchine made in America (1934) and Calcium Light Night Peter Martins first ballet (1978). When Feb. 4 5 (8 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively) Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Bon Jovi Quiet Waters Park goes medieval this month. Hear Ye Hear Ye THE FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR THE 25TH YEAR BY ALYSSA FISHER Jon Bon Jovi and his namesake band (sans guitarist Richie Sambora) return to South Florida as part of the This House Is Not for Sale tour. Expect an evening of greatest hits and select cuts off the new album. When Feb. 12 7 30 p.m. Where BB&T Center Sunrise hen the castle gates unlatch this month Quiet Waters Park will unfold into a storybook Renaissance village plucked from the imagination of Bobby Rodriguez and his staff. From 10 a.m. to sunset jesters and jugglers will horseplay around the grounds. A jousting tournament will pit four armored horsemen against each other in an age-old battle. The sounds of fiddles will fill the air as artisans sell their crafts and visitors wield giant turkey legs like scepters. It takes a year of planning and three weeks of building to bring the Renaissance fair to life says Rodriguez the founder and producer. Now in its 25th year the festival from Feb. 11 to March 26 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach will introduce more new acts than ever before while bringing back some old favorites. New decorations and a fresh layout are among the anniversary highlights. There s going to be a lot of surprises for the folks he says. In 1992 Rodriguez put on his first medieval festival in Florida. The one-weekend show drew about 3 000 people. Now it welcomes nearly W 100 000 attendees over seven themed weekends. He first came up with the idea in 1990 when he suggested a medieval fair as a substitute for a black-tie ball for the then-forthcoming Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Instead of [people] wearing their gowns and black ties the women could wear medieval gowns and have performers groveling at their feet. Of course they loved that idea Rodriguez quips. Though that event didn t come together his vision for an immersive medieval event drove him to produce a festival two years later. The rest is Renaissance history. The goal is for us to have that suspension of disbelief he says. People come and leave their troubles behind them and enter a whole other time. We do our best when people enter the castle gates to eliminate anything that would remind them of the 21st century. To do that there s a list of rules No phone calls no smoking no watches. Costumes though are highly encouraged. Admission is 21 for adults 9 for children 6 to 11 and free for those 5 and under. For information visit Kristin Chenoweth The Tony- and Emmy Awardwinning actress and singer performs numbers from The Art of Elegance her first album of Great American Songbook standards in addition to a mix of pop country gospel and her favorite theater numbers. When Feb. 14 8 p.m. Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Jerry Seinfeld Comedian writer television and film producer Jerry Seinfeld brings his wit and humor to the stage with two stand-up performances. When Feb. 24 25 Where Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 34 FEBRUARY 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. 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Lighthouse Point FL 33064 954.933.3697 LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 37 A t play Never Better F Boca raton s Bernhard Langer looks to continue his unparalleled run through the senior golf tour at the Allianz championship or all the buzz in recent years over Jason Day Rory McIlroy Jordan Spieth and the other next-generation players battling for supremacy in the post-Tiger Woods era the most dominant figure in professional golf is someone who won his first Masters title before those players were even born. At an age when he could be capitalizing on senior discounts Bernhard Langer is instead having his way with golf s senior circuit the PGA Tour Champions which the Boca Raton resident has ruled for much of the past decade. Last year at age 59 Langer captured four tournaments en route to winning the tour s prize money crown with 3 016 959. It marked the fifth consecutive season that the two-time Masters champion (1985 and 1993) topped the money list--a feat that not even Tiger pulled off during his prime on the PGA Tour. Along the way the native of Germany earned a combined 13 020 160 from 2012 through 2016 with 15 tournaments wins and 84 top-10 finishes. This month Langer not only returns to the site of one of his 29 Champions tour victories he gets to wake up each morning of the tournament in his own bed. The father of four with his wife of three decades Vikki will join a field of senior standouts at the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton (which Langer won in 2010). The World Golf Hall of Famer spoke with Lifestyle about his remarkable late-career success. You ve played some of the best golf on any tour over the past decade. Are you enjoying the sport more now than ever Certainly the last 10 years I ve played some very good and very consistent golf. I m blessed to have a job that I enjoy--and golf is a sport that s much more enjoyable when you play well than when you play like rubbish. Golfers on the senior circuit often have the most success in the years right after turning 50. At age 59 you led the tour in earnings by nearly 1.3 million. How is that possible I still believe to this day that I can improve my technique. If I can do that I m going to hit more fairways and more greens. (Note Langer has led the PGA Tour Champions in scoring average and greens in regulation percentage the past three consecutive years.) On top of that you mature as a player. You get wiser. You learn more about yourself the kind of shots you can and can t pull off on a regular basis. So the strategy should get better the swing should get more consistent. I ve been playing the game for 50 years now. There were a lot of years where I had to make changes. The past few years I ve settled down. There are certain tendencies I must pay attention to but I m not redefining my golf game. Do you ever catch grief from the other players for dominating the tour Oh yes. There s a lot of needling going on. You get comments like Why don t you take a few weeks off and give the rest of us a chance Stuff like that. It s all in good jest. As someone who thrived with the anchor putter how did you feel about the PGA Tour s ban of that putter last year I think everybody who anchored [the putter against the torso] was somewhat concerned especially when you used it for 17 years like I had. I put a lot of hours into perfecting the stroke. Then it was taken away. I spent weeks trying all sorts of techniques and finally decided to try the next best thing which was the unanchored [long putter]. Once I dedicated myself to it and practiced with it I got comfortable. If anchoring were that easy why wasn t everyone doing it There was never more than 10 to 15 percent of golfers using the anchored putting stroke. If it were that much of an advantage 90 percent would have gone to it. I think the whole thing was ridiculous to start with. It didn t serve a purpose. Along with the obvious what do you enjoy about playing the Allianz First off I don t have to get on an airplane or take a long car ride. Mostly I enjoy having family and friends around--people I go to church with friends I ve made over the years in Boca it s great to have them come out and cheer me on and enjoy the tournament. You were two shots off the lead last year heading into the final round of the Masters. What is it about that tournament that brings out the best in you It helps having played the course a couple of hundred times. I know where to go where not to go how certain putts will break. It helps to know that if the pin is here I can t miss the green there--because I ve been there three times and I could never get it up and down. Sometimes it just brings out the best in me knowing that I have to perform at my very highest level. I can t get away with a mediocre round of golf at Augusta National. If I do I ll shoot in the mid to high 70s because the course is so hard. Mostly I just love the challenge. It s a really long course for me now that it s been lengthened. I m hitting 4-irons and 5-irons into greens where my competitors are hitting 7-irons and 8-irons. Those greens were not designed to come in with long irons you have to stop the ball as quickly as possible and the targets are small. So it s difficult for me but if I can hit the ball more or less where I want it to go and my short game is good I can compete. --KEVIN KAMINSKI 38 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Allianz Championship When Feb. 6 12 Where The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton Defending champ Esteban Toledo The field The biggest stars of the PGA Tour Champions descend on Boca for the 11th time to compete for a 1.75 million purse. Expect former tournament champions Paul Goydos Rocco Mediate and Bernhard Langer to join such senior standouts as Colin Montgomerie and Woody Austin for an event that has gone to playoff holes in four of the past seven years. 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One such competition will bring Flay to Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Feb. 18 for the annual Downtown BBQ Throwdown. Flay will be the guest judge as contestants vie for the title of grand champion and a chance to compete in the 38th annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue held each October in Kansas City. (His February in Florida schedule also includes a stop at the Feb. 22-26 South Beach Wine & Food Festival which is sponsored by the Food Network and Cooking Channel.) While women enjoy the glory of outdoor cooking as much as men Flay says the stereotype has always been the guy with the grilling tool belt who burns the chicken and undercooks the steak. For some reason men feel like the grill is their domain. I say there are two kinds of guys in the world-- those who can grill and those who think they can grill. The native New Yorker says he follows the same fundamentals when judging a barbecue competition as when teaching people how to cook-- including chefs at his restaurants throughout the country. I m looking for flavor contrast in textures and as close to perfect execution as possible in how the food is cooked he says. All of those things are hard to do but grouped together it is really difficult. Whether it s grilling or creating a simple dinner Flay says the one thing that trips up cooks from amateurs to professionals is overcomplicating what has to be done instead of relying on the fundamentals. When it comes to a fundamental of grilling PHOTO COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK The chef in action on Beat Bobby Flay Flay says to let the grill do its job. The No. 1 mistake people make at the grill is touching the food too much Flay says. Most of the time you ll see me at the grill doing absolutely nothing. Add a light touch of canola oil--it has a mild flavor and high smoke point. Turn the food only once and let the fire be your guide. His go-to choices for grilling are any kind of beef steaks--rib-eye hanger and strip. These are the most mouth-watering he says. Whether you re using spice rubs or marinades it s simple to impart flavor and texture. In the Beginning Flay didn t start out dreaming about a career in the kitchen. There was nothing to aspire to when I was a kid in terms of food he recalls. You didn t think of being a chef it just wasn t on the list. I remember cooking with my mom and making deviled eggs and chocolate pudding and I was interested in how food came together yet not knowing why. I watched Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet and they were great but I never thought to myself I m going to be cooking on television one day. It was a business interest of his father Bill a Wall Street lawyer that introduced him to the idea of running a restaurant. Flay s father now 85 had partnered with the noted PHOTO COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK Flay has enjoyed a 20-plus year relationship with the Food Network. 54 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM the world and open doors that he never could have restaurateur Joe Allen whose namesake 46th Street imagined. I went to the White House Christmas party restaurant is a New York theater district landmark. he says. I am not sure if I weren t on television that I At the time Joe was trying to make his business would have been invited to that. bigger he needed someone who understood business Flay worked with Barack Obama and first lady Michelle and that was my father Flay says. But he didn t know Obama several times during the former president s eight anything about the restaurant business so my father years in office. I cooked special dinners throughout worked every station in the restaurant--from bartender the years and that to waiter to the door. administration was very He even worked in the favorable to having chefs kitchen. He did everything be part of what they were to understand how things WHEN Saturday Feb. 18 noon to 5 p.m. doing he says. You want worked and he was Joe s WHERE Mizner Park Amphitheater to think it s because they partner for a bunch of 590 Plaza Real Boca Raton really like your food but years. WHAT Expect food tastings entertainment and an the bottom line is that they When I finally dropped old-fashioned barbecue contest--judged by Bobby might not have thought out of high school for about about me if I didn t have the third time my father TICKETS Adults 35- 75 10 for children 9-12. a media presence. With made me take a busboy job Limited number of VIP tickets which provides a new administration in for two weeks. And then upfront seating and access to the hospitality tent. the White House Flay I started to work in the OTHER EVENTS Friday Feb. 17--VIP kickoff event is uncertain if he ll be kitchen. invited once again to The rest is a history the renovation of the Toppel Family Place at Boca 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. that has largely played out Raton Regional Hospital ( 100 per person). Sunday I don t know [President] on Food Network which Feb. 19--Special sponsor brunch with menu created Trump or anyone in his cemented Flay s place as by celebrity chef Anne Burrell. administration--as of yet television s celebrity grill CONTACT call he says. chef. His first show was 561.221.0473 about the Saks event There s a secret to Flay s Grillin & Chillin in 1996 longevity in two worlds that just two years after the have the reputation for fleeting fame. The chef believes channel officially launched. When the Food Network announced that [it was] going it s his willingness to take chances that has served him well. You have to get out of your box and take a risk and to have a 24-hour network about food I thought That s try to accomplish something in the next five years but it going to last about two weeks he says. They had some can t be what you did five years prior he says. Tastes awful shows early on. change and people change. You have to know that it s At the time his flagship New York restaurant Mesa OK to have some failures whether it s a failed restaurant Grill had been open for almost three years. Mesa was or a failed recipe. Big or small you have to take the risk getting tons of ink at the time and I was the known otherwise you can t be in the game. entity Flay says. I lived in New York and the Food His next adventure he reveals might be the opening Network was in New York. They had no money then so of a restaurant in New York in 2017 but I can t talk they did everything on a shoestring. They couldn t afford about it yet. Flay has restaurants from coast to coast to bring in chefs from outside of New York City so if you including spots in Las Vegas (Mesa Grill at Caesars could get there by taxi you could be on [the shows]. Palace) and Atlantic City (Bobby Flay Steak at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa) as well as Bar Americain STAR IN THE MAKING and Gato in New York. He says he is going to keep It was the start of a more than 20-year relationship expanding Bobby s Burger Palace of which there are 17 that brought a series of shows hosted by Flay. Grillin across the United States including one inside Dadeland & Chillin was followed by Hot Off the Grill in 1998 Mall in Miami. Boy Meets Grill in 2003 and BBQ with Bobby Flay in Speaking of which the South Beach Wine & Food 2004. He currently stars on Iron Chef America which Festival has Flay cooking dinner with Alex Guarnaschelli premiered in 2005 Throwdown with Bobby Flay which and Katie Lee at Soho Beach House. The 300-a-ticket debuted in 2006 Grill It with Bobby Flay and Food dinner inside Cecconi s on Feb. 24 is already sold out. Network Star (both of which premiered in 2008) and I always have a great time in Miami the food has Beat Bobby Flay which debuted in 2014. evolved from where it was 12 or 15 years he says. Becoming a major part of one TV channel has been There s still that Florida Caribbean mix and I really nothing short of wonderful he says. Yet with all of the love that kind of food. But now there is a Mediterranean celebrity he s achieved Flay says he s a cook first. It s still influence along with the Latin influence. That s the food I the thing that makes him happier more than anything. gravitate to. Miami has a lot to offer. That said being on television has allowed him to travel 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 55 In Good Taste BY ALYSSA FISHER PHOTO COURTESY OF 3030 OCEAN Charred octopus from 3030 Ocean a Seaside Eats participant Broward steps up its foodie game for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival with a full slate of events during Taste of Fort Lauderdale outh Beach Wine & Food Festival s first foray into Broward County was with a single dinner in 2015. It was a hit making clear the hunger for more festival events north of the main attraction. Cue the Taste of Fort Lauderdale series which will return for the second year with seven events Feb. 22-26. It stands to prove that when it comes to cuisine and cocktails the city shines as a destination. Fort Lauderdale has come a long way in introducing great chefs and great restaurants says Larry Carrino who does marketing for the series. These are exceptional restaurants. You can bring any of them down south and they would thrive. The 16th annual festival hosted by Food Network and Cooking Channel will feature five nights and three days of nearly 100 foodie events between the two counties. The lineup includes intimate dinners signature tastings seminars and late-night parties. Tickets benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University are available online at or by calling 877.762.3933. They re allinclusive so all you need to bring is an appetite. For those interested in the festival but looking to stay closer to home here s the lowdown on the Broward-based events slated this month. Seaside Eats ABOUT Kick off the Taste of Fort Lauderdale series with Anne Burrell the spiky-haired host of Food Network s Worst Cooks in America. More than 15 of Broward County s best restaurants are coming together to serve up their most noteworthy bites. WHEN Feb 22 7 p.m. WHERE Bonnet House Museum & Gardens 900 Birch Road Fort Lauderdale TICKETS 135 Dinner hosted by Marc Murphy Ra l Esparza and Chris Miracolo ABOUT For this dressy casual event S3 executive chef Chris Miracolo will collaborate on the menu with restaurateur author and Food Network Chopped judge Marc Murphy. Tony Award nominee Ra l Esparza (best recognized for his role on Law & Order Special Victims Unit ) also will be a dinner guest. WHEN Feb. 23 7-10 p.m. WHERE S3 Sun Surf & Sand Restaurant 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Blvd. TICKETS 250 FROM THE CHEF Given from S3 S that S3 is known for its seafood high-quality cuts of meat and sharable plates guests can expect an eclectic mix of all. It s going to be a fun and interactive night with great food and a great vibe. We re pumped about our third year hosting a SOBEWFF event in Broward and promise it will not disappoint. --Chris Miracolo Dinner hosted by Amanda Freitag and Angelo Elia 56 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Carolina. It doesn t matter where you go--if you love southern food especially barbecue--it s the place to be. We are going to use Palmetto Creek pork for our dish. It s Florida s premier pork ranch and you just can t find better quality. ... We try to keep it simple and let the pork shine. --Gavin Pera Bloody Mary Brunch ABOUT On Oscars Sunday Broadway star and trained chef David Burtka and Emmy Awardwinning actor Neil Patrick Harris headline a boozy brunch by the beach. WHEN Feb. 26 noon2 p.m. WHERE The RitzCarlton TICKETS 175 PHOTO BY SOUTH MOON PHOTOGRAPHY late-night bites from a curated selection of food trucks and carts. WHEN Feb. 24 10 p.m.midnight WHERE FATVillage 521 N.W. First Ave. Fort Lauderdale TICKETS 95 A North Carolina Sisterhood ABOUT A trio of renowned North Carolina chefs--Vivian Howard Andrea Reusing and Ashley Christensen--will join chef de cuisine Gavin Pera and pastry chef Ryan Cross from Burlock Coast for an event that fuses culinary influences from the Tar Heel State with the flavors of South Florida. WHEN Feb. 25 7-10 p.m. WHERE Burlock Coast at The RitzCarlton 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. TICKETS 250 FROM THE CHEF My parents live in Washington D.C. and when we take a trip to see them we always plan on stopping for a meal in North ABOUT Guests can expect traditional Italian courses from chef Angelo Elia owner of Casa D Angelo with a twist from chef Amanda Freitag a Chopped judge with a passion for chocolate. Elia is known for creating an authentic-yet-modern Italian experience by reimagining the classic recipes that have been passed down to him throughout the years. WHEN Feb. 23 7-10 p.m. WHERE Casa D Angelo Ristorante 1201 N. Federal Highway TICKETS 250 Point Royal Clambake hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and Valerie Bertinelli ABOUT Restaurateur Food Network Iron Chef and Cooks vs. Cons host Geoffrey Zakarian is introducing his new restaurant a seafood palace named Point Royal at the Diplomat Resort & Spa with a clambake. Valerie Bertinelli and Cooking Channel s Extra Virgin Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos will also host the stationed seafood dinner party. WHEN Feb. 24 7-10 p.m. WHERE Diplomat Resort & Spa 3555 S. Ocean Drive Hollywood TICKETS 250 Drink Fort Lauderdale Cocktail Time Machine Experience ABOUT This new event will have guests experiencing nightlife through the ages. The best mixologists and bartenders from the tri-county area whip up martinis mai tais and other classic cocktails dating to the 1920s. Between drinks enjoy LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 57 58 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM THE SPIRIT MOVES HIM project a one-of-a-kind whiskey that speaks to Hollywood s heyday BY KEVIN KAMINSKI I t s been a year since The Revenant earned Oscars for Leonardo DiCaprio s lead performance and Alejandro I rritu s direction but for the man whose RatPac Entertainment co-financed the film the reward isn t necessarily in the accolades. Not that I m jaded but when you re in the business awards have a different meaning than when you re looking from the outside in at all the glamour says Brett Ratner the graduate of Miami Beach High School (class of 1986) who has become one of the most influential figures in the motion picture industry. The real joy I get is being on the set or being in pre- or post-production. The joy is in the process. That sentiment rings especially true when it comes to a Ratner project nearly a decade in the making--one that has a Hollywood back story and a prestigious award to its name even though it s not a movie. Last spring the director of Red Dragon X-Men The Last Stand and the Rush Hour series launched The Hilhaven Lodge a blend of bourbon rye and Tennessee whiskey inspired by and named after the legendary Beverly Hills estate Ratner calls home. The collaboration between Ratner and the spirits company Diageo generated immediate buzz in adult beverage circles winning the coveted double gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. That Ratner would add a spirit brand to an already overflowing r sum might seem out of step for someone whose global production and media company (he runs RatPac with billionaire partner James Packer) has co-financed more than 50 films since its debut in 2013--movies that have earned a combined 21 Academy Awards and generated more than 10 billion in worldwide box office. That is until you hear him talk about the process. the Hilhaven Lodge is named after your home in Beverly Hills. Can you share a bit about the history of the estate When I moved to Hollywood one of my dreams was to have an old Hollywood house with a huge history behind it. My broker was like Brett these houses don t become available until someone dies. In 2000 my broker calls me on a Sunday morning. He goes Someone died get over here. As I walked through the gates I knew I had to own the house. ... I bought it in that moment. It had such character such history. [Editor s note According to a 2014 report by the Cultural Heritage Commission of Beverly Hills real-estate developer Charles Hopper commissioned LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 59 I felt that the house deserved its own spirit. ... The great spirits are the ones that have great stories behind them. And the genesis of this spirit came from this house. It s not only the liquid and the scents of wood that [resonate with] the property even the bottle design is a living breathing embodiment of the house down to the wood cap. What was your input during the process This wasn t an overnight gig. I wanted to build something that could be here 100 years from now. When I first met with the team at Diageo I said that I wanted a brand named after the house and the tradition of entertaining here. This was nine years ago at the time the [spirits market] was all about vodka and tequila. There was no whiskey market. Brown liquid was dead. I m definitely not psychic but I had an instinct about whiskey for one reason only. I saw the TV show Mad Men and it was a huge hit. Every time something would happen [Don Draper] would grab a glass of whiskey. I said you know what Everything cool from the 50s and 60s is going to come back. Sinatra drank whiskey. Everyone cool I ve ever met drinks whiskey. ... There was pushback to pick another spirit Hilhaven Lodge Ratner s estate in Beverly Hills has a storied history-- including its famed disco room. master architect Gordon Kaufmann to design Hilhaven Lodge which was built in 1927. Kaufmann later gained fame for his exterior redesign of the Hoover Dam on the Nevada Arizona border.] The following day this 80-year-old man comes to the house and rings the gate. He says I m one of the original residents who lived here. Can I come in It was [Hopper s son]. He brought me 8-millimeter home movies of the house along with old pictures. ... Hopper s wife Eleanor Rodgers would say that Hilhaven was never built to be lived in--it was built for parties. The house was then sold to [Petter Lindstrom who was married to] Ingrid Bergman who lived here in the 1940s. [Editor s note The Casablanca co-star earned four of her seven Academy Award nominations during the 40s including a win for the 1944 film Gaslight Bergman became embroiled in a national scandal by leaving Lindstrom for director Roberto Rossellini--who had been living in the Hilhaven Lodge guest house.] In the early 1970s Allan Carr the famous producer of Grease bought it (and lived there into the 1990s). Carr (notorious for throwing overthe-top parties at Hilhaven) added a disco to the house he did that so that John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn could have a place to go out. At the time they were so famous from Grease that they couldn t go anywhere. I restored the disco by the way. Celebrities from Justin Timberlake to Dan Aykroyd have launched spirits. What was the allure for you Even though you say I m a known person it s not like a celebrity trying to create a brand for his image. I m not the face of the brand. To be honest the house is the owner. And 60 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM Jean Pigozzi and Ratner From left Al Malnik Shareef Malnik Philip Levine Ratner and Martha Stewart at an event in Miami Beach celebrating The Hilhaven Lodge PHOTO COURTESY OF BFA but whiskey was the right choice. The other angle was this Before Patron women were not drinking tequila it was strong it burned your throat it had a worm in it. What if you could create a whiskey brand that women could sip without having to add Coca-Cola or something to make it palpable [Hilhaven Lodge] is a new category--it s a blend of whiskey rye and bourbon there s a hint of each. The geniuses at Diageo created a blend that s so smooth it goes down beautifully. in Miami Beach because it s easy to become lazy. The life there is so good. For me I had to leave to go to film school at [New York University] to follow those dreams. But I explored every corner of Miami Beach and Miami as a kid and I used that as my back lot for when I made my films. For me it s the greatest place in the world to grow up. I can t imagine having a better life than in Miami Beach. Is Miami a place that keeps you grounded I brought my grandparents to California to live with me back in 2000. My grandfather died in 2014 but my grandma is still with us she s 93. So having family around keeps me grounded. But there s also no better feeling than landing at Miami International getting in the car and driving over the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Seeing Miami Beach in the distance is one of the greatest feelings ever. It brings me peace. How do you enjoy drinking it There are great drinks being made with Hilhaven--an old fashioned a Manhattan--but it s almost a shame not to drink this liquid neat. Or with one big ice cube. Let s talk about your hometown. What part of your Miami upbringing stays with you either in the way you approach filmmaking or the projects that appeal to you Miami always has been a multicultural scene of cosmic proportion. Half of my family is Cuban so we had that cultural aspect along with the Jewish aspect. We had dinner together every night in a house with my mom her brother my grandparents and my great-grandmother a Holocaust survivor. We were always telling stories around the table storytelling was such a big part of my culture. I also grew up around some of the most interesting people in the world. Al Malnik who owned The Forge when I was a kid was like my father figure he raised me. His place was such an amazing cesspool of characters from politicians to Colombian drug lords to gangsters. I was always fascinated with food and beverage because of Al. That s why it s so cool to go to restaurants I used to frequent as a kid that now carry my spirit. [Editor s note Ratner had a launch party for Hilhaven Lodge last spring at The Forge now owned by his friend and Al s son Shareef Malnik]. You just have to be aware of following your dreams PHOTO COURTESY OF BFA Did You Know Ratner s mom and two brothers still live in the house that he was born in off Arthur Godfrey Road in Miami Beach. His charitable endeavors include serving on the board of Chrysalis a Southern California personal for Ratner whose father died homeless and alone after years of drug abuse. the recently released Before the Flood which follows Leonardo DiCaprio around the world as he explores the dramatic effects of climate change. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 61 The Spa Rainforest at Eau Spa Indulge Yourself with treatments that raise the pampering bar BY ALYSSA FISHER 62 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM One of the private Garden Villas at Eau Spa Drunk in Love Champagne and Caviar Couple s Journey Where Eau Spa Address 100 S. Ocean Blvd. Manalapan The experience The aptly named Caviar Couple s Journey is an indulgent five-hour itinerary designed for couples seeking uninterrupted relaxation. It s a luxury also to be enjoyed by singletons I can attest. The experience has much to do with its laid-back glamorous environment designed with an Ibiza oasis in mind. I was content lying on the chaise lounge before the hourlong Couple s Signature Massage sipping on fresh coconut water and looking upon the SelfCenter Garden. Women strolled through reaching for a cupcake or an apple or pouring themselves tea. In the couple s version I would be in a private villa customizing everything from the colors of the room to the style of music. There would be free-flowing Champagne and I would be dining on caviar on the lanai in the lush garden. Nevertheless I was tranquil in my oversized white robe when Sam my massage therapist beckoned. I was in for a standard full-body massage plus a warmstone back massage and pampering foot treatment. I swallowed a spoonful of local honey to awaken my senses before opting for firm pressure to soothe the tension in my back the Pause fragrance (out of Pause Play and Perfect) for relaxation-focused aromatherapy and a mixture of soft and upbeat melodies. I was in a trance feeling light on my feet as Sam escorted me back to the lounge where I had free run of the facility for the remainder of the afternoon. The true Drunk in Love experience would have been followed by a 60-minute facial and private 60-minute pedicure and 30-minute manicure. Once returning to the villa couples can enjoy an outdoor or indoor hand-drawn bath. This all-encompassing journey doesn t come cheap at 1 350 but sometimes we owe it to ourselves to live a little. Contact 561.540.4960 Also at Eau Eau Spa s mantra is Pause Play and Perfect. It s this focus that earned it a Five Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide. Right off the lobby is a round bronze room with a candle-lit wishing well to see before wandering the 42 000-square-foot facility. Along with 19 treatment rooms there s a bath lounge that features scrub and polish bars saunas steam rooms and oversized whirlpools with rainfall showerheads. They are steps away from the Self-Centered Garden replete with dipping pools hanging chairs cabanas and massage benches. The spa menu offers everything from skin care to grooming treatments as well as luscious massages such as the Royal Recovery a soothing foot scrub and nourishing treatment followed by a head neck and shoulders massage-- and then the finale a 30-minute foot massage. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 63 Healing Massage with Himalayan Salt Stones Where Acqualina Spa by ESPA Address 17875 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach The experience Salt continues to have its moment on the wellness scene with halotherapy rooms promising inhalation benefits that range from stress and respiratory relief to boosts for the immune and lymphatic systems. Acqualina makes its own detoxifying statement with a backlit Himalayan Salt Wall in its Relaxation Lounges--but that s not the only way that salt enhances a serving at the first ESPA-branded spa in the United States. The new Healing treatment culminates in a full-body massage that incorporates aromatherapy oils and heated Himalayan salt stones. In addition to their anti-inflammatory benefits the 84 trace minerals that comprise the salt stones are said to balance the body s electromagnetic field and central nervous systems while tapping into the ancient wisdom hidden within. At the very least especially in the expert hands of spa technicians such as Aruba-born Juraine you ll feel more educated. Juraine offered moisturizing toner and cleansing suggestions based on my skin type-- the result of the first half of the Healing journey which includes skin brushing (to eliminate toxins and improve circulation) a full-body exfoliation an ESPA facial cleanse and a gentle scalp massage. This is an early candidate for the most soothing 110 minutes of 2017--and worth every penny of its 295 price tag. Contact 305.918.8000 spa Also at Acqualina Spa Some spas market their facility as world class but this two-story 20 000-square-foot sanctuary has the credentials to back it up--as evidenced by the Five Star honor bestowed on it by Forbes. Along with 11 treatment rooms Acqualina recently debuted an 820-square-foot Royal Spa Suite complete with a private steam room a rainforest shower for two a pair of treatment beds and a separate lounge area. Amenities include everything from a Finnish sauna and crystalized steam room to an outdoor spa pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. While the array of treatments (massages facials body treatments nails and wax multi-hour private spa experiences) certainly distinguishes the spa it s the execution and attention to detail that truly sets Acqualina Spa by ESPA apart. --Kevin Kaminski The Himalayan Salt Wall at Acqualina Spa by ESPA Post-massage bliss at Acqualina 64 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM at Spa Atlantic Red Hot Couples Therapy Package Where Spa Atlantic at the Atlantic Hotel Address 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale The experience The oceanfront spa integrates natural products with modern luxury--and on occasion chocolate-covered fruit. Like this month. Following a 50-minute hot-stone massage featuring rose oil infused with Champagne couples can enjoy a side-by-side hot-stone pedicure while sipping a complimentary glass of Champagne ... paired with chocolate-covered strawberries. Cost 319 Contact 954.567.8020 spaatlantic Champagne and Truffles Where SiSpa at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa Address 1200 N. Ocean Blvd. Pompano Beach The experience Senses will be piqued in the quiet Spa Sanctuary with products featuring decadent chocolate and other winter aromas (such as the detoxifying and hydrating chocolate mud masque). The package includes a 50-minute body treatment ( 99) an 80-minute deluxe body treatment with an additional 25-minute massage ( 150) or an 80-minute manicure and pedicure ( 89). Throughout the month when guests book a couple s massage they can enjoy complimentary aromatherapy and a bottle of Prosecco. Contact 954.944.9528 Ultimate Package Where Heavenly Spa by Westin at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Address 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale The experience If you can t decide on a treatment consider trying them all. The Ultimate Package is 230 minutes of bliss from the Heavenly Spa Signature Massage--a Swedish massage following a heated compress--to the Heavenly Body Scrub with blended sea salts and essential oils. A facial manicure and pedicure round out the luxurious experience. Cost 485 Contact 954.245.3040 westinfortlauderdalebeachspa. com aLaya Ritual Where aLaya Spa at Bonaventure Resort & Spa Address 250 Racquet Club Road Weston The experience This 105-minute signature service incorporates three luxurious treatments. It begins with a full-body exfoliation scrub followed by a souffl mask infused with natural grape seed oil which is rich in Vitamin A and E to rebuild collagen and repair dehydrated skin. The Ritual concludes with a one-hour full-body massage with the spa s essential oil blend to stimulate circulation and relieve muscle tension. Many of aLaya s services use ingredients found in the Florida Everglades such as tea tree and bamboo. Cost 220 Contact 954.349.5500 bonaventureresortandspa. com spa The Ginger Rub Massage Where Bliss Spa at W Fort Lauderdale Address 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale The experience The trendy 1950s-inspired spa boasts a menu of massages targeting specific areas of the body. The Ginger Rub is perhaps its most popular freshly grated circulation-stimulating ginger root is briskly massaged onto the skin with warm detoxifying essential oils followed by a warming foil wrap. A full-body massage ends the 105-minute treatment relieving any lasting tension. Cost 225 Contact 954.414.8230 fort-lauderdale-spa SiSpa treatment LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 65 travel Reunion Grande rises in the distance as golfers walk up the 18th on the Palmer course. COURSES DESIGNED BY THREE OF THE SPORT S GREATEST LEGENDS MAKE REUNION RESORT A TRUE GOLFING PARADISE BY KEVIN KAMINSKI Tee It Up T 66 om Watson doesn t have the golfing r sum of Jack Nicklaus (eight professional major victories to the Golden Bear s 18) or a devoted army like the one that followed Arnold Palmer throughout his career but as I m standing over a tap-in birdie putt on an overcast afternoon at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee my judgment is final. I ll take Watson over Nicklaus and Palmer any day of the week. That s only because I m taming the course that the five-time British Open champion designed at Reunion. OK taming may be a strong word given that I m a 20-handicap. Still the 7 154-yard tract (from the back tees)--with its forgiving fairways and sprawling greens--seems to fit my game more comfortably than my premium all-weather golf glove. I ve managed to escape the dastardly bunkering that comes into play on nearly every shot to card a back-nine 39 (3 over par) complete with a near hole-in-one on the par-3 12th after my soaring 7-iron landed less than a foot from a frontside sand trap kicked right and trickled to within 8 inches of the cup. Conversely the other two courses at Reunion produced far less drama when it came to my game--and FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM considerably more strokes. But therein lies the beauty of the only destination on the planet to feature layouts designed by Nicklaus Palmer and Watson who account for 33 combined major golf titles. Each course at Reunion is a sight to behold exquisitely manicured and filled with aesthetic details meant to draw the eye and if you re not careful ensnarl your golf ball. Each also possesses its own identity and unique challenges. The Nicklaus the longest of the three at 7 244 yards is a mind-bender designed to force players into thinking about each hole like a chess master. Do I follow the path of least resistance and take what the course gives Or do I attempt a risk reward shot over water or into a postage stamp-sized green that might blow up my scorecard The Palmer much like the late legend who designed it dares your inner swashbuckler to go for broke with holes like the tantalizingly short par-4 seventh protected on three sides by water. It s a tee shot that screams for golfers to break out the big stick and try to reach the green in one. While golf deservedly commands the big letters on the Reunion marquee it s hardly the only draw at a property less than 10 miles from Walt Disney World that encompasses some 2 300 acres. Part of what distinguishes Reunion from the other golf destinations under the Salamander Hotels & Resorts banner (Innisbrook near Tampa Hammock Beach in Palm Coast) is the array of accommodations--luxury hotel rooms at the 11-story Reunion Grande spacious condo- style villas with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens and jaw-dropping vacation home rentals of all sizes. Families have access to nearly a dozen pools throughout the resort including a 5-acre water park that boasts a lazy river a giant flume slide and a beach volleyball court. The property also features six clay tennis courts jogging and biking trails a fitness center sed only The view is surpas and a boutique d at Eleven. by the foo spa. Dining at Reunion starts with Eleven the e contemporary steak house on the top floor of Reunion Grande that rivals any sophisticated South Florida restaurant with its tight menu of classic starters (pans f seared crab cake barbecued bacon shrimp) prime cuts (peppercorn New York strip 20-ounce porterhouse) and decadent desserts (white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake). The property also hosts an Italian bistro (Forte) a restaurant inside the golf clubhouse and casual spots at the water park and the pool at Seven Eagles overlooking the Palmer course. If you time your after-dinner cocktail just right on the poolside balcony at Eleven you can catch Disney s nightly fireworks display in the distance. For those interested in a getaway that doesn t include amusement park lines--but does include challenging world-class golf courtesy of three of the sport s greatest legends--it s the perfect place to watch the show. REUNION RESORT Where 7593 Gathering Drive Kissimmee Specials Check out the Reunion website for information involving golf packages and seasonal specials. Contact 866.880.8563 The lobby at Reunion Grande LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 67 D I N I N G spotlight Roll with the Changes BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY ALISSA DRAGUN The evolution of Oceans 234 is a testament to its owner s own journey of discovery OCEANS 234 Where 234 N. Oceans Blvd. Wahoo crudo Hours Monday Thursday 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 30 a.m. 11 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Contact 954.428.2539 68 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM The bar at Oceans 234 Danielle Rosse T he continuing education of Danielle Rosse brought one of South Florida s most forward-thinking restaurateurs to a realization as inspired as the cuisine and backdrop at her beachfront gem Oceans 234 in Deerfield Beach. Pouring dollars into her business-- which in Rosse s case included an allencompassing 1.8 million interior facelift last year--ultimately would mean little if she didn t also invest in her people. The mentality for restaurants has always been that everyone works 80 hours a week if they re not working that much they re of no use to you says Rosse 36. I woke up one day and thought this isn t right. It s not good for our employees and it s not good for me. So we started giving our managers two days off we capped hours and we started setting these boundaries. People now enjoy what they do they want to come to work they re refreshed and they have a life. That was a huge turning point for me to realize that I was working in my business and not on my business. When I flipped that it changed everything. Change both unexpected and wellconceived has been one of the pillars upon which Rosse has built Oceans 234 which serves upward of 800 people on a typical Sunday. It s a business that s been part of her life for nearly two decades dating back to when it was the last of a statewide diner chain known as the Ranch House. Rosse s mother-in-law who owned the building and property planned to bulldoze the Ranch House and open a seafood house that her daughter-in-law and son would run. But in 2001 Rosse s husband died in his sleep from an aneurysm at age 37. Instead of abandoning the project Rosse s motherin-law who lived in New Hampshire asked her to oversee the transition and become director of operations. In 2002 Oceans 234 opened with a 22-year-old at the helm. We joke about it now Rosse says of her former mother-in-law. She tells me How stupid was I having you carry all that weight--and putting 100 percent of my finances in your control But on the flip side how fortunate am I that it worked out the way that it did. ... She needed someone to run her restaurant I needed someone to have faith in me. For the better part of 10 years Rosse worked around the clock to figure out what she didn t know about the restaurant industry. She attended seminars she picked the brains of other restaurateurs--she even opened a second restaurant the Whale Raw Bar in Parkland which she sold in 2013 after a six-year run. Rosse used that money to help purchase Oceans 234 outright the same year. Since then everything from Rosse s philosophical approach to the upscale restaurant s design has undergone a transformation. The latter required Oceans 234 to go dark for three months while the construction company (A.W. Rosse & Associates) run by her husband of two-plus years Anthony Rosse gutted the interior and eliminated visual obstructions to infuse the restaurant with an open contemporary aesthetic. Then there s the seasonal lunch and dinner menus which continue to undergo their own evolution under the guidance of executive chef Brian Cantrell. One of the challenges for Cantrell who was hired last September after stints at The Office in Delray Beach and Blue Moon Fish Company in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is to elevate without alienating. The restaurant s diverse but loyal clientele--locals snowbirds vacationers from Europe and beyond-- expects a certain level of sophistication at Oceans 234. But it also doesn t want the new chef to mess with its beloved lobster mac n cheese. Putting out a plate that has three ounces of food with a bunch of molecular gastronomy touches won t go over here Cantrell says. At the same time I can make a nice grouper dish and add a powder or foam that makes people excited. We want to present cuisine they re familiar with but we also want to educate them along the way. The goal isn t to freak people out but you do want to provide a few moments that make them go Wow that s cool. Cantrell successfully manages the balancing act with such appetizers as grilled octopus and chorizo with tomatoes fingerling potatoes olives and black garlic vinaigrette and chicken tostados with ahi panca queso fresco and avocado--as well as entr es such as grilled snapper in a tomato-based Veracruz sauce or diver scallops on butternut squash puree with curried cauliflower and Moroccan tapenade. He even tweaked the sauce for the lobster mac n cheese--but don t tell anyone. I interviewed so many people for that position but when Brian and I talked we had the same value system for how we viewed the business Rosse says. We both believed in the balance of being creative yet familiar. We have the same beliefs regarding the financials of the business. And I think he was attracted to our intent regarding how we treat people. We ve been in a constant progression the past several years. And every day every month we ve gotten better. LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 69 what scooking By Popular Demand THE BELOVED SEAFOOD LINGUINE AT CASA D ANGELO IS SPECIAL IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY EVELYN ROBLES P Angelo Elia erhaps the only thing that fills the air at Casa D Angelo in Fort Lauderdale more than the aroma of award-winning Tuscanstyle cuisine is the love to which chef owner Angelo Elia bears witness--especially during the month of February. Oh my god we ve had so many proposals at the restaurant says Elia of his flagship establishment (1201 N. Federal Highway 954.564.1234) one of a half-dozen South Florida concepts under the Angelo Elia banner. They call me at the restaurant Please Angelo I want to get married. Can you hide the ring for us ... [Recently] we hid a beautiful ring inside a chocolate cake for a good friend of mine. It was a 40 000 ring So we made sure to wrap it in paper so it didn t get dirty. She couldn t believe it. We have couples that come back year after year on their anniversary. It makes us feel very special. The feeling is mutual for patrons of Casa D Angelo which is approaching a 20-year milestone in Broward County. Part of the reason is that Elia and his dedicated culinary team give the people what they want. Look no further than the squid-ink linguine seafood entr e which finds its way onto the list of specials as many as five nights a week because of its popularity. The dish calls for house-made linguine clams and mussels (which are saut ed before the other seafood so they open) tiger prawns and a South African lobster tail (which are added separately) and a light cherry tomato sauce with garlic olive oil and crushed red pepper. [Editor s note For the purposes of our photo the tomato sauce was placed in a separate container instead of poured over the pasta and seafood.] This particular pasta dish looks heavier but it s not says Elia 53. What I like about it is that when you put this in your mouth it transports you to Italy. It s not the only thing that Elia appreciates about his squid-ink linguine special. The veteran of some 40 years in the restaurant industry shares a few specifics with Lifestyle. 70 FEBRUARY 2017 LMGFL.COM 1. How sweet it is I use only Poma Rosa baby cherry tomatoes from San Marzano country in Italy close to Naples. This is where all the best tomatoes come from. They re very sweet on their own so I never add sugar to the sauce. Some are beautiful tomatoes from Mother Nature there s not supposed to be 2. Shell game I m very particular about mussels because I come from the Mediterranean region where the been using Mediterranean mussels out of Washington state for about 15 20 years. This is part of the reason why mussels are so popular at our restaurant they are so sweet and so 3. Out of Africa I ll use domestic lobster tails in other dishes but I use South African lobster tail with the squid-ink linguine. I like the sweetness of this lobster and the meat is very tender. Plus it s a beautiful 6. Go big Like the lobster the tiger prawns are more dynamic and perfect for this dish. I could use rock shrimps or smaller shrimps but I like the statement this 5. Timing is everything We live in a place where everybody likes their pasta in a different way. I try to teach my guests that real Italian pasta from rigatoni to ink linguine takes about 2 minutes to boil. If pasta is overcooked it s like mush. You want to feel every 4. Black as ink We could use a white linguine or a spaghetti but it s not the same. I want this linguine it becomes all about seafood. Squid ink has a sweet taste but you also smell and taste the sea in this pasta. 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LMGFL.COM FEBRUARY 2017 75 YOLO BOATYARD S3 - SUN SURF SAND Incredible food. Unique atmospheres. Amazing locations. The restauranteurs & culinary masterminds behind many of South Florida s hot spots The Restaurant People invite you to experience three of our chic & sophisticated dining venues. Immerse yourself in the energy of downtown Fort Lauderdale at YOLO unwind along the ocean at S3 or experience our newest dynamic transformation BOATYARD. All our restaurants feature innovative cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails in stylishly-relaxed settings. Discover the concepts in The Restaurant People s collection and experience the best of Fort Lauderdale. BOATYARD - 1555 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954.525.7400 YOLO - 333 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954.523.1000 S3 - 505 N. 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For example a physician s practice might want to produce two separate e-newsletters one for patients and the other for doctors same with an attorney he or she needs to keep referring lawyers bankers and CPAs informed as well as satisfied clients. The root word of newsletter is NEWS. You must always respect your readers and give them news of interest to them along with interesting visuals human interest stories new products and services and other recent successes. If you clog up everyone s inbox with shameless self-promotion they will click UNSUBSCRIBE in a heartbeat. Step 1. Prepare your segmented databases from your Outlook billing software Linkedin and other opt-in lists. Step 2. Select a good e-newsletter platform and distribution service such as Constant Contact or MailChimp. Both are relatively easy to use and will help you follow industry best practices so you won t get labeled as a spammer and become blacklisted. Then download your contacts to an Excel spreadsheet and upload to the service you selected. Step 3. Name your newsletter(s) and design an attractive template and masthead. It s always a good idea to include your primary brand name in the title. Step 4. Think of some interesting stories to write about. Offer the reader an interesting mix of news they can use and a little on your company and maybe a customer client employee or executive spotlight. Great photos videos and wellwritten stories work best. Short is better. In today s iPhone and social media age nobody is looking to read lengthy articles. Also make good use of catchy headlines. One tip is to repurpose some of your better social media or blog posts. Repurposing posts saves time and gives you more material to work with. Step 5. Utilize a catchy email subject line. That can be the difference in having your newsletter opened or not. Step 6. Once the newsletter is written designed and proofread do a couple of test emails internally just to make sure everything is working correctly. Step 7. Click send and monitor your analytics to learn about the quality of your database open rate clickthroughs to your website comments which articles are being read and the number of unsubscribes. Step 8. Set up a calendar reminder so you can consistently reach those most important to your company. DON SILVER COO of BoardroomPR 1776 N. Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale 33322 954.370.8999 Don Silver is COO of BoardroomPR a full-service integrated marketing and public relations firm with offices throughout Florida. For more information visit www.boardroompr. com or call 954-370-8999. Step 9. Adjust your strategy based on the analytics and feedback you receive. Step 10. 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Regenerative medicine includes the use of stem cells and or Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to treat patients of all ages and activity levels without surgery. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) uses a concentrated and purified portion of your own blood which contains a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors delivered specifically to the source of pain or injury. Platelets are created by bone marrow and found in the bloodstream. These respond to injury and facilitate the healing process. Increased levels of growth factors have the potential to improve signaling and recruitment of cells. At Orthopedix MD Dr. Gayan Poovendran offers PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy for our patients. The body s first response to any soft tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors platelets are essential to the repair process. 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More than 220 guests enjoyed the luncheon which celebrated the 2016 honorees Natasha Hampton-Clayton Fabienne Fahnestock Allison Lane Lynn Mandeville Jean McIntyre Catherine Minnis Duree Ross Juliet Roulhac Dr. Jacqueline Travisano and Caren Snead Williams. WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LUNCHEON The Aisenberg family Wilhelmena Mack Ana Thomas Eris Sandler Traci Miller Juliet Roulhac and Jennifer O Flannery Anderson Where Fort Lauderdale What Lulu s Vintage the high-end boutique with Midwest roots recently celebrated its grand opening here in South Florida. Owner Laurie Davis moved the business from Chicago where its vintage clothing accessories and costume jewelry--unique pieces that span more than a century--became wildly popular. Proceeds from the event went to Abandoned Pet Rescue in Broward. 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