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South Florida native Chrissie Fit adds to her acting r sum in Pitch Perfect 3 HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES WELCOME TO A PRIVILEGED LIFESTYLE NO AMOUNT OF MONEY CAN BUY ICON LAS OLAS is luxury liberated from the commitments of ownership and surrounded by breathtaking views. With signature dining at Etaru created by the co-founders of Zuma restaurants worldwide. Daily indulgences abound from the lavish fitness center and spa to the wine salon riverfront caf sky terrace two rooftop pools morning news caf and so much more. Step out onto vibrant Las Olas for nightlife fine dining and world-class retail all less than a mile from the beach. THE MOST LUXURIOUS ADDRESS ON LAS OLAS IS NOT FOR SALE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 1 BRs from 2 500 2 BRs from 3 500 3 BRs from 4 500 Call 954.371.2349 or visit IconLasOlasFL.com Leasing Office - 500 East Las Olas Boulevard MOVE IN NOW Developed by LOYCA Property Owner LLC a licensee of The Related Group. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 rental perfection 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. PREMIER DEVELOPERS 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 DECEMBER 2016 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 ocean-sunset views resort amenities and large comfortable homes including Two & Three Bedrooms from the 700 s to over 3 million. Opening This Fall Sales center open at 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. 954.233.3288. riva-condo.com. 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 NOVEMBER 2017 5 2015 California Closet Company Inc. All rights reserved. Each franchise independently owned and operated. 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. Visit our showroom or call us today to arrange your complimentary design consultation. 6 BOCA R ATO N NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 302 S. Federal Highway 954.946.2218 californiaclosets.com New L ook New Menus e Dawg. Sam Point Marina Lighthouse Located at DOCK DINE DAWG SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 FULL MOON FEVER FROM 5-9PM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 JAZZ BRUNCH LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 5-9PM HOUSE WINES 8.00 SECOND GLASS OFF HAPPY HOUR HOUSE WINE SPECIALS OFF 3-6PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY JOIN US FOR OUR ALL NEW MEN S NIGHT SPECIALS EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 4PM. RACK RIBS AND A SIDE FOR 10.00 DAWG-GONE HAPPENINGS We are a Dawg Friendly Restaurant 2841 Marina Circle Lighthouse Point 954.941.0246 Closed Tuesdays to go fishing Check our website www.NautiDawg.com for Musician Schedule. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 7 The sommelier-selected multi-million-dollar floating wine collection you deserve. Our team of certified sommeliers scour the world s best vineyards to hand select a wine collection unlike any other at sea. The result is a selection that has swept the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards five years in a row racking up 48 awards-- more than any other cruise line. Because dishes crafted by our Michelin-starred chef should be paired with nothing less. We spare no expense to create the perfect vacation. Why would you 1-800-CELEBRITY celebritycruises.com Call your travel agent 2017 Celebrity Cruises. Ships registry Malta and Ecuador. 8 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 9 CONSTRUCTION STARTING FROM THE NOW UNDER NOW UNDER 900 000 s LOBBY AMALFI R ESIDENCE 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 10 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 3304 NE 33RD STREET FORT LAUDERDALE FL 954.726.0899 WWW.PERLALICHI.COM FL ID 1727 FL IB 26001492 LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 11 FULL SERVICE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AUTOMATION BUSINESS Home Automation Home Theater Lighting Control 12 2700 Gateway Dr. Pompano Beach FL 33069 Ph. 954.363.2700 www.illusiveautomation.com NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM WHEN IT S TIME FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY IT S TIME FOR ELLIMAN D O N C O L O N E L L O R E A LT O R A S S O C I AT E 9 5 4 . 6 1 4 . 4 1 1 2 W E B A 1 0 3 0 6 1 1 9 DOUGLAS ELLIMAN FORT LAUDERDALE 450 E Las Olas Boulevard 140 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954.874.0740 elliman.com NEW YORK CIT Y LONG ISLAND THE HAMPTONS WESTCHESTER CONNECTICUT NEW JERSE Y FLORIDA CALIFORNIA COLORADO INTERNATIONAL 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 NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PROPERTY LISTINGS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEY ARCHITECT OR ZONING EXPERT. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY LISTED WITH ANOTHER REAL ESTATE BROKER PLEASE DISREGARD THIS OFFER. IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO SOLICIT THE OFFERINGS OF OTHER REAL ESTATE BROKERS. WE COOPERATE WITH THEM FULLY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 13 PRESENTING LUXURY PROPERTIES WATERFRONT AND NEW CONSTRUCTION 516 HENDRICKS ISLE MULTIPLE UNITS AVAILABLE FORT LAUDERDALE Starting at 925 000 Web A10265264 The best view on Las Olas Isles. Entertain your friends family and loved ones with a spectacular view of the Isles of Las Olas. We have multiple condos coming to market. 3 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with optional boat slips accommodating up to 55 yachts. 2100 S. OCEAN LANE 1407 FORT LAUDERDALE 1 399 000 Web A10338904 Flawless work timeless design and unobstructed views sweeping down the beach in the gorgeous flow-through condominium. You will not want to miss this opportunity to own your perfect residence in the sky 1701 SE 11TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE 1 795 000 Web A10318858 Your waterfront oasis just became available in this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home with skylights elevated windows and all corners playing with the sun and your tropical surroundings. Located in desirable Rio Vista Isles within minutes of Las Olas the Ocean and the best of Fort Lauderdale. 722 NE 15TH AVENUE FORT LAUDERDALE Starting at 720 000 Web A10164212 Modern design meets historic Victoria Park. These 4 townhomes are the only 4 bedroom 3 story new construction in the area offering an unparalleled lifestyle with an abundance of natural light shinning through. We Specialize in Luxury Waterfront Properties JONATHAN HOWARD Realtor Associate 772.321.3287 jonathan.howard elliman.com MELANIE KIMPTON Realtor Associate 954.383.3386 melanie.kimpton elliman.com ANTHONY SANTANGELO Broker Associate - FL NY 347.922.2560 anathony.santangelo elliman.com elliman.com 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 NUMBER OF BEDROOMS AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN PROPERTY LISTINGS SHOULD BE VERIFIED BY YOUR OWN ATTORNEY ARCHITECT OR ZONING EXPERT. IF YOUR PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY LISTED WITH ANOTHER REAL ESTATE BROKER PLEASE DISREGARD THIS OFFER. IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO SOLICIT THE OFFERINGS OF OTHER REAL ESTATE BROKERS. WE COOPERATE WITH THEM FULLY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 14 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 15 The World s Richest Race. 2017 WINNER ARROGATE TICKETS JANUARY 27 2018 GULFSTREAM PARK LI VE FOLLOW P E G A S U S W O R L D C U P ON SALE NOW MIAMI PEGASUSWORLDCUP.COM 16 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM ONLY 10 FULLY FINISHED WATERFRONT RESIDENCES PRIVATE BOAT SLIP INCLUDED STARTING FROM THE MID 800 S For more information Text 31996 to www.RiverHouseAtFortLauderdale.com 954-495-4457 1849 Middle River Dr Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301 This offering is subject to errors omissions prior sale change of price or withdrawal without notice and not intended to solicit currently listed properties. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the 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 is not an offer to sell or solicitation 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. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 17 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 50 NO LIMITS PITCH PERFECT 3 ACTRESS CHRISSIE FIT TRACES HER JOURNEY FROM MIAMI TO THE BIG SCREEN. 60 66 DOING IT HER WAY THE DAUGHTER OF GLORIA ESTEFAN STRIKES HER OWN MUSICAL CHORD. BUILDING A DREAM DEVELOPER JORGE PEREZ SEES THE FUTURE--AND IT S IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE. ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 20 24 27 30 32 34 46 EDITOR S LETTER CAMERA READY YOUR TOWN THE LISTING BACKSTORY GARMAN SCULPTURE WORKS THE DISH OCTOPUS BAR TALK THE WILDER NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 48 64 70 72 WHAT S COOKING MEALS ON WHEELS 2017-18 CULTURAL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS LIFESTYLE Q&A ALEXANDRA ZAPRUDER ACCESS LIFESTYLE Cover Actress Chrissie Fit Photo Bobby Quillard This page Emily Estefan COVER TOC CREDITS 18 WATERFRONT MASTERPIECE BUILT BY BILL BENTZ DESIGN BY FRED FURZE 120 FT DOCK FOR MEGA YACHT 195NURMIDRIVE.COM 5 500 000 DIRECT OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE ON THE SAND TENNIS COURTS BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT LHERMITAGEPENTHOUSE2803.COM 1 400 000 HARBOR BEACH WATERFRONT ESTATE OVER 12 000 SQFT 174 FT OF WIDE WATER DOCKAGE HARBORBEACHESTATE.COM 9 500 000 CORAL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB 95 WATERFRONT COMPLETELY RENOVATED 3021NE40THST.COM 1 695 000 LAS OLAS BEACH CLUB PENTHOUSE 2000 SQFT OF BALCONY 3 PARKING SPACES PENTHOUSE2801.COM 3 195 000 DIRECT INTRACOASTAL IL LUGANO PENTHOUSE DOCK SLIP 7650 SQFT 4 PARKING SPACES ILLUGANOPENTHOUSE.COM 3 999 999 523 A FOOT ALHAMBRA PLACE AMAZING OCEAN & INTRACOASTAL VIEWS ALHAMBRAPLACE901.COM 1 795 000 954.294.5686 susanrindley.com FT. LAUDERDALE LHP MIAMI PALM BEACH BOCA RATON DELRAY LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 19 Editor sLetter f you attended a concert on the east coast of Florida back in the 1970s and early 1980s you no doubt wasted several hours of your life simmering in standstill traffic on what s now Pines Boulevard en route to the Hollywood Sportatorium. In those days there was no AmericanAirlines Arena or Broward Center for the Performing Arts or Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. The Sportatorium in all of its no-frills splendor was the only facility in South Florida capable of hosting one of the major bands of that era. That explains why the list of acts to blow through then-unincorporated Broward County (now Pembroke Pines) reads like a wing or two of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Led Zeppelin Fleetwood Mac Pink Floyd the Eagles Elton John Billy Joel Bruce Springsteen Bob Dylan Elvis--you name the performer or the group and they played the Sportatorium. Not that any of those legends enjoyed it. The glorified airplane hangar and its notoriously leaky tin roof proved to be an acoustic disaster. Meanwhile the only thing worse than playing there was getting there. The two-lane boulevard leading to its entrance may have been the original cause of road rage. In October 1981 my high school friends and I left the Fort Myers Naples area in the early afternoon made it across Alligator Alley by 4 p.m.--and still missed the entire opening act (Loverboy) and the first 45 minutes of headliner Journey. After the show we read our fold-up map wrong took a left instead of a right--and ended up in Homestead. We made it back to our homes on the west coast as the sun was coming up. Fortunately thanks to Google Maps and an abundance of concert theater and art venues the South Florida cultural landscape provides more opportunities--and easier accessibility--than ever. Our story on high-season cultural highlights offers just a glimpse of what s to come. We also check in with the daughter of Gloria Estefan Emily who s on her way to becoming the family s next breakout star. Enjoy the issue. I ONLY YOU WILL KNOW WEAR YOUR DESIGNER STASH COMES FROM. BUY OR CONSIGN 2382 N. FED. HWY. FT LAUD STASHBOUTIQUE.NET 954.566.0888 BEST IN SOUTH FLORIDA Kevin Kaminski Group Editor kkaminski lmgfl.com 20 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 122 YEARS IN BUSINESS LIST PRICE 8 200 DAOUD S PRICE 5 950 30 Day Money Back Guarantee 4 Year Warranty Only South Florida Member of Jewelers of America 100 ROLEX 42MM EXPLORER II Florida s Oldest and Highest Rated Jeweler Established 1895 Buy-Sell-Trade 2473 East Sunrise Boulevard 954.565.2734 954.WATCHES www.daouds.com NOT AN AUTHORIZED ROLEX DEALER. PREOWNED WATCH SPECIALISTS. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 21 GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Mindy Baer Clarissa Buch Michaela Garretson Amy Lynne Hayes Robin Pereira Andrea Richard Michelle F. Solomon CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Evelyn Robles Eduardo Schneider PUBLISHER MICHELLE SIMON msimon lmgfl.com VICE PRESIDENT AD DIRECTOR DON FISCHER dfischer lmgfl.com ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle lmgfl.com GEORGETTE EVANS gevans lmgfl.com SHARI GLATTER sglatter lmgfl.com DEBBY GOLD dgold lmgfl.com LINDSAY MALPICA lmalpica lmgfl.com OMAR MERCADO omercado lmgfl.com SHARI MORGAN smorgan lmgfl.com LANDON WRIGHT lwright lmgfl.com DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin CHAIRMAN Gary Press CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Sandy Lechner CONTROLLER Josh Wachsman LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 lmgfl.com 2017 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly. 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. 22 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 23 CameraReady Michael Wild Kip Hunter Tim Curtain and Jessica Lerner Shane Strum and John Benz Barry Max and Cori McNamee CLUB 211 EVENT Where Fort Lauderdale What 2-1-1 Broward recently hosted a Club 211 networking event at Carlos & Pepe s where attendees enjoyed the restaurant s renowned margaritas and Mexican appetizers. Jessica Lerner chief operating officer for Community Care Plan and Cori McNamee vice president of sales at Falck Global Assistance served as event ambassadors and discussed the services provided by 2-1-1 Broward through its 24 7 comprehensive helpline. CameraReady Sandy Benz and Darlene Eddy Cori McNamee Mitch Teger DeAnna McCutcheon and Sheila Smith EXOTIC CAR POKER RUN Bill Levinson Heather Schwartzman Sophia Manolesco and Howard Haimowitz A car sponsored by Lamborghini Palm Beach Where Fort Lauderdale What Auto enthusiasts brought their rolling artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Created by event chairman Fred Burton along with sponsor Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale the Poker Run has grown to become one of the area s most popular exotic car events. Boca Raton Resort & Club Lamborghini Palm Beach Champion Porsche Jet Runway Caf and BankUnited were among the sponsors. Alicia DeLuca Cory Brown Chris Snyder and Hallie Pasternack Fred Burton Kyle Weston 24 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM l as o l as fo rt l au d e rda l e b r u n c h ta c o t u e s d ay l u n c h l at e n i g h t s o c i a l h o u r coming this winter 8 1 7 e l a s o l a s b lv d f o r t l a u d e r d a l e f l 3 3 3 0 1 www.elcaminoftl auderdale.com b r o u g h t to yo u by M R G DELRAY BEACH LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 25 26 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM YourTown Are you ready to rock More than 20 artists spanning a variety of eras will descend on Fort Lauderdale Beach for a two-day bash expected to draw more than 25 000 people. Riptide Music Festival powered by Ford slated for Dec. 2-3 across from Bahia Mar Resort returns with a lineup that includes Cage the Elephant Weezer KC and the Sunshine Band Foreigner s Lou Gramm--and Morris Day (pictured) and The Time with a tribute to Prince. One-day general admission passes go for 60 two-day passes run 100. VIP packages start at 229. Turn the page for more information about the lineup or visit riptidefest.com. Let It Rip LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 27 YourTown Riptide Music Festival The folks at fast-casual favorite I Heart Mac & Cheese in downtown Fort Lauderdale (1489 SE 17th St. Suite A) want you to think outside the side dish when it comes to this month s Thanksgiving menu. That s why district manager Beth Surich is sharing a handful of made-to-order macaroni and cheese ideas that will have foodies rethinking that green bean casserole. Suggestions include baked Buffalo chicken (mixed with chicken covered in Buffalo sauce) Philly cheesesteak (served with slow-cooked short rib onion mushrooms and Muenster cheese) and the Cuban (with mojo-marinated pulled pork ham and Gruyere cheese topped with dill pickles). And for those who prefer a seafood spin on their South Florida holiday meal The menu also includes lobster and white truffle mac n cheese complete with Maine lobster Muenster cheese lobster cream and white truffle oil. ON THE SIDE RIPTIDE LINEUP In addition to Morris Day and The Time s appearance (see previous page) on the second day of the upcoming Riptide Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach other lineup highlights include Cage the Elephant Weezer Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Mondo Cozmo Alex Di Leo Iration and Saint Motel on Dec. 2 and K.C. and the Sunshine Band Foreigner s Lou Gramm Salt-nPepa Loverboy Lime and Mr. Nice Guy on Dec. 3. Did You Know Miller Construction Company recently completed the nation s largest BMW dealership--a 283 430-square-foot project--at 1441 S. Federal Highway. Holman Automotive s Lauderdale BMW East features a two-story showroom and five-story garage. Lauderdale BMW East 28 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM Save the Dates Nov. 11 The November calendar is filled with charity events and holiday celebrations The rescheduled Soldier Rush 5K obstacle race will be held at Equestrian Center Parkland. The third annual event raises funds for the United Way s Mission United program which helps military veterans and their families acclimate to civilian life with services including financial health and legal assistance. Go to soldierrush.com and use the code VETDAY20 for a 20-percent discount off the entry fee. CDTC s Ana Calderon Touted as one of the sexiest parties of the year the annual BeachBash at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale--sponsored by South Florida Ford BB&T and Breakthru Beverage Group-- promises an evening of Soldier Rush rooftop fun that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Expect More than 1 000 music from DJ Adam Foster hors spectators will be on hand to d oeuvres from The Ritz-Carlton cheer on 20 young women with and craft cocktails at an event disabilities as they compete that s part of the 22nd annual in the fifth annual Miss Arc Florida Classic. Tickets are Broward Pageant at Parker 150 each. Visit floridaclassic. Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. eventscff.org. Reigning Little Miss Arc Broward Samantha Bash and Miss Arc Broward Margaux Grimmel will Join executive work with local celebrity judges director Ana Calderon and to crown new winners. Arc more than 500 volunteers for Broward has been working for 61 Children s Diagnostic years to change perceptions in & Treatment Center s the community regarding people 25th annual Thanksgiving with developmental disabilities Basket Brigade. The and life challenges. Tickets are CDTC team will assemble and 15. Visit arcbroward.com. hand deliver meals to more than Nov. 16 throughout Broward County. Make a 25 donation online or register to volunteer at fs10. formsite.com cdtc1983 form10 index.html. Nov. 28 The 55th annual Nov. 12 Christmas on Las Olas festival promises performances by local choirs sledding raffles a kids fun zone photos with Santa--and more than 60 food and beverage booths. The festivities will be held between Southeast Sixth Avenue and Southeast 11th Avenue 5-10 p.m. Visit lasolasboulevard.com. Nov. 19 Food for the Poor hosts Fort Lauderdale FlaMingle a cocktail party at Grateful Palate (3003 NE 32nd Ave.) to raise funds to support beekeeping programs in Jamaica. Expect honeyinfused hors d oeuvres craft cocktails with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and live entertainment. Cost is 75. Visit foodforthepoor.org. Nov. 30 1 200 underprivileged families LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 29 TheListing The High Life Luxury abounds on the penthouse floor at Riva in downtown Fort Lauderdale Where 1180 N. Federal Highway Unit 1508 Fort Lauderdale Floor size 4 707 square feet under air 7 253 square feet total indoor-outdoor space Bedroom baths 3 bedrooms 3.5 baths Details The show-stopping views from the terraces on the 15th and 16th floors can t help but draw the eye but what s inside the penthouse condominium at Riva also counts. The designer-ready residence sports two master suites a spacious main living area a private office a state-of-the-art kitchen with imported Italian-design cabinetry floor-to-ceiling glass walls and private elevator access. The sprawling terraces--with southwest views of the Middle River Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean--encompass nearly 2 600 square feet combined. Outdoor elements at Unit 1508 include a rooftop spa and summer kitchen. Property amenities include private parking with a double-car garage and private boat slips on the river. Riva residents also enjoy a private water sports center an electric water taxi a 65-foot lap pool--and much more. Listing price 3.9 million Agent Grant Lundberg director of sales Riva 954.233.3288 30 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 31 BackStory THANKS TO HIS UNIQUE FOCUS AND SOME SEAWEED-DERIVED CEMENT A LOCAL ARTIST IS BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER BY MICHAELA GARRETSON Healing Hands How Much Time Does It Take The modeling process takes less than an hour. Clients receive the completed sculpture finished in brass bronze or silver about four to six weeks later. When sculpture artist Sean Garman opened his studio and gallery a few years ago it wasn t for the sole purpose of tightening family bonds. But his specialty--works that focus on the human body especially hands--has done just that. The intimate detail-rich pieces produced at Garman Sculpture Works (1041 NE 45th St. Oakland Park 954.789.5001) have attracted an increasing number of clients both locally and from as far away as Europe and South America. On Valentine s Day alone Garman had 30 appointments. Time and again he has seen clients become emotionally expressive during the modeling session. He s observed families reconnecting and children enjoying themselves so much that they don t want to leave. In some cases people bring their terminally ill family members seeking to memorialize their presence. Garman even has brought his sculpting materials to those too ill to travel. His sculptures are tailored for each client. He has produced hands in the shape of a cross he sculpted a musician s hand holding her favorite pick. In every sculpture he meticulously works on the details bringing to life the creases and lines that make up a person s hands. It doesn t get more personal than your hand bonded together with somebody for eternity he says. Art runs in the Garman family Sean s uncle Michael Garman is internationally renowned for his sculptures. Growing up Sean didn t receive toys as a kid. Instead his father told him to make things. About 23 years ago he made his first body sculpture. Garman s sculptures are created with hydrostone material a type of body-safe cement derived from seaweed that is poured directly onto the hands to create the mold. The process which previously took place at two locations is done at the Oakland Park studio. There s enough room for multiple appointments to take place consecutively and even corporate events. 32 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM TIME TO RECONNECT Florida Stone Crab Season is here. WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE Come get first taste of the succulent crab you crave direct from our traps to your table in hours. You can t fake fresh. Here s to hos pitality. FORT LAUDERDALE 2584A E. Sunrise Blvd. 954 396 5656 www.trulucks.com LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 33 TheDish Five Octopus PHONE 754.312.5775 WEB PLUNGEBEACHHOTEL.COM LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA Things to Know About 14 WHERE PLUNGE BEACH HOTEL 4660 EL MAR DRIVE 2 5 THE PRICE IS RIGHT Along the way food and beverage director Will Sibernagel raises the culinary stakes with a refined globally influenced menu of small plates and entr es-- all of which fall between 11 and 25--that delivers on his goal of distinguishing Octopus from the Florida-style cuisine that dominates the area. TAKE THE PLUNGE The third and final foodie venue at Plunge Beach Hotel Octopus gives the property a gourmet gastropub to go with its other offerings Bean & Barnacle (artisan sandwiches coffee gelato) and Backflip (Latin- and food truck-inspired beach bar fare). IN THE SPIRIT Craft cocktails at Octopus pair deliciously with the food menu highlights. Look no further than Mermaid in the Night (fresh mint Rhumbero Coconut Dream Rhumbero Superior coconut cream fresh lime juice) an inspired complement to the coco mussels. 3 STEP OUT OF THE SHELL The coco mussels destined to become an Octopus favorite present Prince Edward Island mussels in kaffir lime-infused coconut broth. Fried clam bellies with roasted onion aioli and red peppers and lamb poutine (braised lamb shoulder and mozzarella curds in gravy served over crispy fries) also are not to be missed. TASTY TENTACLES Among the larger plates the grilled Spanish octopus--thick tentacles braised in red wine and citrus and served over a warm cannellini bean salad that includes cured chorizo celery and carrots--is a showstopper. 34 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM The Perfect Holiday Celebration Starts with the Perfect Setting Plan ahead and reserve your space now for an unforgettable corporate or private holiday party. Grateful Palate Catering & Events o ers a uniquely private totally custom dockside dining experience with unobstructed waterway views. Our celebrated culinary team and dedicated catering staff specialize in off premise events throughout South Florida. 3003 NE 32 Avenue Fort Lauderdale Florida 33308 954-566-3044 thegratefulpalate.com events thegratefulpalate.com LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 35 DECEMBER 9 2017 ON PARADE Nov. 26 th Panthers in the Park Family Fun Day and ice skating experience PRESENTED BY DECEMBER 2nd RED CARPET RECEPTION BY SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST GRAND MARSHAL RECEPTION DECEMBER 8TH PRESENTED BY GRANDSTANDS DECEMBER 9th OCT. 27 - GRAY ROBINSON P.A. WINTERFEST WHITE PARTY hosted by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Featuring delights from Coastal Restaurant and other top chefs choice. Become a Sponsor - Get Invited NOW JAN. 18 WINTERFEST FANTASY BOAT STUDENT ART CONTEST Open to 3rd 5th grade Broward County students Every Participant will receive tickets to the South Florida Fair. Art will be displayed at Galleria Fort Lauderdale with a reception Feb. 22. NOV. 26 PANTHERS IN THE PARK WINTERFEST FAMILY FUN DAY and ICE SKATING EXPERIENCE FREE fun for kids of all ages Polar Express Fair Superslide Sun Sentinel kids town face painting sampling massages and much more. Photo opps with Supercon Superheros mascots and Santa to name a few. Free bicycle helmets and other giveaways. Live entertainment and REAL Ice Rink from the Florida Panthers (Fee to skate). DEC. 2 - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BLACK TIE BALL PRESENTED BY FORD Spirits from Republic National Distributing Co. and bubbly from Taittinger Champagne. The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine P.A. 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You know when you re in a busy city and you walk into that little bar in the business district--and there s that buzz that air of sophistication Vanessa says. That was the motivation for this space. We needed this in Broward. Vanessa is referring to The Wilder (701 E. Broward Blvd.) the 3 500-square-foot social club concept slated to open this month that the Cardacis believe will distinguish itself as a nightlife original in Fort Lauderdale. It s the first inception-to-fruition project for the couple--and the latest venture for David whose credits and co-credits include restaurants The Whole Enchilada and Poke House and the indoor outdoor A HUSBAND-AND-WIFE TEAM INVITES THE COCKTAIL CROWD TO TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDER SIDE Flagler Village cocktail spot Rhythm & Vine. The Wilder promises terrace space as well but it s what s inside that counts. Expect a classic lobby bar with a subdued vibe for the after-work crowd and a great room in the back with a DJ and a spiral staircase that leads to upper-tier seating for the late-night crowd. Expect interior details that recall Hollywood s glam days--sconce lighting hand-aged woods elegant wall art checkered flooring and brass accents. Expect free parking thanks to the 120 spaces behind the property. And expect to see a 7-foot-long stuffed peacock that David goes out of his way to emphasize died of natural causes. There s no real story behind the bird except that its blue and green feathers are helping with the color scheme--and it s consistent with the glam era that inspired David and Vanessa. It s a combination of a bunch of places we ve been to in Los Angeles with a sprinkle of New York David says. 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It s quite the production At 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning the volunteers line up outside the central kitchen in Pompano Beach and pick up four to six traditional meals--turkey mashed potatoes corn (typically on the cob) green beans pumpkin pie and milk--that GA Food Services a catering company based in Fort Lauderdale begins preparing between 5 and 6 a.m. Meals on Wheels also donates bouquets placemats made by a local sewing club and cards hand-drawn by local students. Volunteers then follow their given route sheet to senior centers and individual homes around Broward County and usually are finished by 11 a.m. People volunteer individually and within organizations. The Deerfield Beach Fire Department s members opt to make a grand entrance by driving the fire truck to its delivery assignments. Adler says he has seen volunteering become a yearly family tradition. The seniors just love having the kids come along and spend a little time with them on Thanksgiving he says. It s a huge community-wide effort to get these meals out to everybody. In the end about 600 meals will be delivered. It s so terrific to go on Thanksgiving Day Adler says. You just see [people] light up--they re so appreciative that somebody s thinking of them. A lot of them don t have anybody here. 48 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM For the Kids Brand New Four years ago the organization started a summer program to serve children who rely on free and reduced-cost school lunches for what might be their only filling meal of the day. Last summer Meals on Wheels served about 11 000 kids in 70 locations. Its new mission statement reflects its growth To end hunger across all ages with kindness dignity and compassion. Meals on Wheels South Florida formerly known as Broward Meals on Wheels is the senior nutrition provider in Broward County. It s been around 34 years and recently rebranded in an effort to reach into Miami-Dade Monroe and Palm Beach counties. How it Works Meals on Wheels primary audience is still seniors. It serves about 10 000 people a year with 1.2 million meals. Hot meals are delivered daily to 33 senior dining sites throughout Broward County and about 1 000 homebound seniors receive a frozen delivery once a week. Pitching In Throughout the year Meals on Wheels has about 650 volunteers to deliver meals serve food at the senior dining sites and participate in Meals for Companion Pets (delivering dog and cat food to homebound seniors) and a grocery assistance program. Make a Difference To learn more about volunteering opportunities at Meals on Wheels South Florida visit bmow.org. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 49 South Florida actress Chrissie Fit goes Hollywood in Pitch Perfect 3 BY KEREN MOROS PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOBBY QUILLARD NO LIMITS 50 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM sk Pitch Perfect 2 star Chrissie Fit something she s learned about herself and she ll tell you that she s recently had a sort of epiphany. I m just now coming to that realization-- people want to put other people in boxes and I think I thrive outside the box says the Miami-born Fit 33. I think bigger picture. Case in point While a fifth grader at Ben Sheppard Elementary School Fit longed to perform in the show the sixth-graders were putting on convinced that if her crush saw her he would fall for her. When she asked if she could perform the teacher informed her that fifth-graders weren t allowed. Plus there weren t any parts left. Unfazed Fit asked a neighbor to lend her a copy of the script and returned to the teacher with an idea. I said Ms. Sanchez there s no bad girl in this play and I think that every play needs a bad girl so can I have the part Fit says. I don t know if she felt sorry for me or was impressed that I took initiative to make my own role. But ... she put me in the play. I was the only fifth-grader in the sixthgrade play. Though Fit didn t find young love--and has no regrets after looking up her young crush on Facebook-- she did catch the acting bug which complemented a lifetime of singing and performing for her Cuban family at get-togethers. Fit later pursued her dreams by studying theater at Florida International University. However she realized she had to move to Los Angeles if she wanted to go further. Though Fit struggled with loneliness and feeling like a fish out of water she started acting classes got an agent and landed her first speaking role in the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101. She also had roles in other series including General Hospital. A bigger break arrived when she auditioned for Disney Channel s Teen Beach Movie an homage to the teenage beach flicks of the 1960s. Once again Fit carved a place for herself in the narrative while auditioning for the role of Chee Chee. Because the character description didn t give her much to go on--it read a member of the biker crew very loyal to Butchy --Fit took a cue from the beach movies she had seen and used the New York accent bikers had in those films. A I went to the audition and did the voice and I did the little laugh and the casting directors were silent at first Fit says. I was like Oh no I totally messed this up. And they were like That was great. No one has done that. It goes to show you have to take a risk or make a bold choice to stand out or make something from nothing. The film premiered in 2013 and attracted 8 million viewers becoming the second-most watched movie in cable TV history and spawning a sequel. An even bigger opportunity came when her agent told her auditions were being held for a sequel to 2012 s Pitch Perfect. Fit was a fan of the hit comedy which starred Anna Kendrick as an unwilling member of a collegiate a cappella group. She auditioned for the role of Guatemalan student Florencia Flo Fuentes convinced she wouldn t get it. I was like I m just gonna do my thing and if they like it cool Fit says. You should always think that you belong. That was the lesson I learned. Fans and filmmakers agreed and Fit is set to reprise her role in Pitch Perfect 3 which comes out Dec. 22. The daughter of Cuban immigrants hopes that Latina girls who watch the film know that there s a place for them in major Hollywood stories. She s also looking forward to seeing more representation on screen. I wish that we could see more [Latina women] in leading roles she says. We go through the same things. We experience love and pain in the same way. True to form Fit isn t waiting around for roles. When Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks (who starred in The Hunger Games films) took notice of Fit s desire to work behind the cameras she approached her about working together. Fit called upon the talent of her creative partner and FIU alumna Cyrina Fiallo (with whom she produced a 2010 webseries The Subpranos ). Together they partnered with Cosmopolitan and Banks comedy website WhoHaHa to create the webseries Temporary for beverage company Sparkling Ice. Both Fiallo and Fit produced starred and wrote the series about best friends misadventures in temporary jobs. My goal is to write work that I m in and produce work Fit says. I love creating. I love making a world. ... I think that you kind of have to take initiative. I want to be as [bold] as I was in fifth grade and say Hey look at me. I can do this and I can write it myself and I can be in it myself. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 51 W H O S W HO I N R E AL EST AT E JOSH DOTOLI PRESIDENT JOSH DOTOLI LUXURY HOMES GROUP One Sotheby s International Realty 954.290.4793 josh joshdotoligroup.com www.joshdotoligroup.com EDUCATION University of South Florida B.S Marketing ACCOMPLISHMENTS Top 10 Producing Agent at ONE Sotheby s International Realty Fort Lauderdale Office Zillow 5 Star Premier Agent Endorsed by Bank of America as a Preferred Realtor for their Wealth Management clients. Coral Ridge Country Club Member LOCATIONS Coral Ridge Club Fort Lauderdale Beach Las Olas Isles Downtown Fort Lauderdale Rio Vista Harbor Beach Josh Dotoli is proud to present the most beautiful Fort Lauderdale homes and condos. He is the President of the Josh Dotoli Luxury Homes Group and a frequent contributor to ABC Local 11 News on Real Estate and local issues impacting the Fort Lauderdale community. The New York Times The Wall Street Journal and Las Olas Lifestyle Magazine showcase Josh s listings. Furthermore Bank of America endorses Josh Dotoli as a Preferred Realtor for their Wealth Management clients. Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach. Opening in late 2017 prices range from 1.2 million to 9 million in the exquisite building. Several notable and recent sales for Josh Dotoli have been at the Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach. Opening in late 2017 prices range from 1.2 million to 9 million in the exquisite building. In our January issue of Las Olas Lifestyle we will feature one of Josh s properties in our feature The Listing . Josh also talked about his recent recordbreaking three-story penthouse sale in North Bay Village an island within MiamiDade. At the time there were over 1000 condo listings on the market listed for over 1 million. Despite this surplus - Josh secured a buyer in less than 30 days and achieved 99% of the list price for his client. Josh told us The buyer watched my video on Facebook and had to see the condo in person - when I showed the buyer the penthouse it was just before sunset and I was sure to place a chilled glass of Champagne in their hand. It s not just about having a video and photos - any Realtor can do that. Telling a story in the video that generates emotion and excitement that s paramount - that s what I achieve. Did you know according to Google 80% of the world s web traffic will be via video by 2019 As well on average people check their phones one hundred and fifty times per day In partnership with ONE Sotheby s International Realty located on Las Olas Blvd Josh leverages print and digital advertising opportunities with publications such as the New York Times Mansion Global Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal to increase exposure for his listings and ultimately help uncover the right buyer. Josh is standing by to assist you with your buying selling or investing needs. His website is JoshDotoliGroup.com where he frequently posts real estate videos and blog articles. Artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. 52 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM W H O S W HO I N R E AL EST AT E MACKEN COMPANIES LILLIAN ALAN & JODI MACKEN 888 E. Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale 954.617.8400 17071 W. Dixie Highway Aventura 305.933.3800 www.mackenrealty com PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Las Olas Association Golden Beach Design Review Board International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Miami Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors Macken Companies is a staple in the South Florida marketplace. Under the tutelage of founder Alan S. Macken his companies have helped reposition and revitalize neighborhoods through strategic investments visionary planning and development superior construction and record-breaking sales and marketing. The firm also offers this full complement of services to third parties providing complete residential and commercial real estate solutions at any and every stage of a project. With offices in Aventura and on Las Olas Macken Companies recognizes that downtown Fort Lauderdale is a thriving international destination and is centrally located in Downtown specifically to serve the influx of high-end consumers. Macken Companies is entrenched in this robust market with several multi-million dollar estates and town home developments in Colee Hammock Dolphin Isles and Las Olas Isles. Macken s multidisciplinary competency is a byproduct of its diversified team while each of its entities operate independently they rely heavily on the knowledge and experience of each of its principals to provide the same level of diligence and expertise to each other - and to their clients. The family-owned and operated Macken Realty led by Lillian and Jodi Macken has been in business for nearly 30 years and works with discerning clients all over South Florida. Their ability to negotiate with uncompromising integrity and honesty has yielded a loyal client base comprised of multiple generations of families and highprofile athletes and executives. An integral part of the Macken Companies cache is its construction arm VCM Builders. With industry veteran Andrew K. Verzura at the helm VCM has earned a reputation for exceptional quality and on time delivery. Individually the Mackens possess enviable skills and experience Collectively Macken Companies is a formidable force that can seamlessly navigate projects from conception to completion. With several independent yet fully integrated divisions under one umbrella we truly are a family of companies. And at its core is a real family each of whom brings unique skills and extensive experience to the company. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 53 W H O S W HO I N R E AL EST AT E MARITZA MEZA PA REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale 954.822.9733 Maritza AubergeBeach.com E D U C A T I O N Bachelor s degree in business administration Universidad Virgen Inmaculada Lima Peru A W A R D S Coldwell Banker International President s Circle Award 2012 Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Team Award 2013 Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Team Award 2014 2015 Fortune International Gold Award to Maritza Meza Selling over 37 Million Platinum award for 2016 from Fortune A successful real estate career is measured by sales results and the name Maritza Meza continues to surface to the top of the list. Maritza started her real estate career in Lima Peru after receiving her bachelor s degree in business management and continued to accelerate her impeccable selling skills in South Florida. As a sales executive for the Related Group s prestigious Las Olas Beach Club she quickly rose to the top of the deck with more than 125 million in personal sales including selling 11 out of the 12 oceanfront penthouses in record time. This led to her appointment as director of sales for Strada 315 in Fort Lauderdale Trump International Hotel and Tower in Fort Lauderdale Beach and Da Vinci on The Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach. Maritza is now currently selling the only on-the-sand luxury pre-construction sales at Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale as an in-house sales specialist. In addition to her pre-construction sales success Maritza has dominated the luxury real estate market selling sought-after waterfront estates and luxury high rises all along the South Florida coast. Fluent in Spanish Maritza has implemented various sophisticated marketing and sales programs which have generated in excess of 600 million in career sales. She has created a very prestigious list of national and international clientele and is the go-to person for all their real estate buying selling and investment needs. The success of these developments and subsequent sales are a testament to her ability to train and motivate sales teams to peak performance. It s no wonder she has been called a miracle worker and one who raises people s temperature with her charming smile as she enters the room. Through her knowledge dedication and drive to gratify buyers and sellers customers have trusted in her expertise for closing real estate transactions efficiently effectively and on-time. From these business relationships a lifetime of endearing friendships have been created and she continues to serve her customers time and time again. As an active Florida licensed realtor Maritza appreciates the importance of every customer s needs and has exceeded their expectations consistently throughout her career. Coupled with her incredible work ethic Maritza Meza is considered one of the most respected authorities of real estate in the South Florida luxury market. L O C A T I O N S Waterfront and luxury estate specialist for East Fort Lauderdale area for resales and pre construction properties. Currently selling Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale as an in-house sales specialist. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful. 54 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM W H O S W HO I N R E AL EST AT E SUSAN RINDLEY GLOBAL ESTATE AGENT ONE Sotheby s International Realty 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite100 Fort Lauderdale 954.294.5686 SusanRindley.com EDUCATION University of Florida B.S. in Business Administration-Finance AWARDS SOLD 2 out of 10 - highest SOLD estates in Broward in 8 years 12 350 000 and 13 500 000 SOLD 9 penthouses in Fort Lauderdale Working with 87 million YTD Member of Master Brokers Forum LOCATIONS Hillsboro Mile Harbor Beach Las Olas Rio Vista Sunrise Intracoastal Sunrise Key Coral Ridge Landings Lighthouse Point Sea Ranch Bay Colony Worldwide for Sotheby s International Realty Susan Rindley a South Florida native specializes in Waterfront Estates & Luxury Condominiums. Susan is your Real Estate Concierge and she sets Records. Susan SOLD one of the highest sales off Las Olas Isles for 12 250 000 & Hillsboro Mile for 13 500 000. Recently sold 5 600 000 Estate in Sunrise Intracoastal & an estate in Harbor Beach for 4 800 000 new construction condo at Paramount for 3 195 000 L Hermitage for 3 100 000 & 321 Water s Edge for 3 400 000. Susan produces and ONE Sotheby s International Realty names her in the Top Producer Circle for 2017. Susan is also ranked 87 in the state of Florida by REAL Trends Americas Best Real Estate Agents. Susan is considered an expert on luxury real estate worldwide and interviewed frequently by media such as CNN NBC S OPEN HOUSE Extra and The Wall Street Journal Susan is currently working with more than 87 million in real estate transactions to date I was drawn to Sotheby s International Realty for its International brand with over 800 offices in 69 countries & 95 Billion in Sales in 2016. I will be able to provide my clients with an exceptional global reach & sell worldwide not to mention our local presence from Fort Lauderdale Miami Aventura Bal Harbour Weston Delray Beach Boca Raton and Palm Beach. Rindley graduated from University of Florida with a degree in finance. Real Estate is her passion and making a difference at work and in her community is a priority to Susan. She is active with 4Kids Autism Speaks Kids in Distress Cystic Fibrosis Foundation PAWS Heart Gallery of Broward the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Royal DamesCancer Research. Susan Sells the Dream Worldwide. Visit www.SusanRindley.com in 7 different languages for all your Real Estate needs. I love real estate. I love meeting people all around the world. I sell the dream and with Sotheby s I can sell locally and worldwide. LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 55 800.611.6631 56 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM LIFESTYLE ADVICE SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE S PRESIDENT Jill Banaszak currently serves as president of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Leading a non-profit can be a daunting task but when the leadership role comes at a pivotal point in the organization s life it brings with it even greater responsibility. This fall the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale is celebrating 80 years of giving back to the community and Jill is spearheading numerous efforts to draw attention to this remarkable achievement. Further the Junior League is different from is one of the pioneers 12 years in the business in this typically maledominated industry. Her role as head of Omni Solutions is a significant one as she leads the team that specializes in targeted database marketing. She is in an admired position at the company. Her work with the Junior League and eVestment may seem to take up every minute of the day but she still has time to foster dogs From just a week to upward of many months Jill s home is the safe haven for dogs who are rescued and awaiting adoption JILL BANASZAK President 2017-2018 Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale 704 SE 1st Street Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301 954.462.1350 www.juniorleagueftl.org most other non-profits because it is entirely volunteer driven. There is virtually no staff to turn to all the women who work for Junior League do it for the love of the group the goal of leadership connections friendships and the rewards of making a positive impact on the community. And nearly every one of them Jill included has a full time job. On top of her commitments to the Junior League Jill serves as Senior Vice President Head of Omni Solutions at eVestment. She is an expert in FinTech the overlap between finance and technology. She a commitment she has made to more than 50 dogs and puppies. She is an essential member of Grateful Paws center since 2010 they depend on Jill for the temporary loving shelter she provides. If that weren t enough Jill has opened her home to her teenaged niece to live with her. The niece has lived with Jill for more than four years and now is in college a testament to the calm and loving environment that Jill provided. With jobs and volunteering family and dogs Jill has a full and busy life and is one of the most enthusiastic and energetic women to enter a room LMGFL.COM NOVEMBER 2017 57 58 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. No exercise Required Vip Preventive Medicine is the single most important decision you can make to save your life. FULL-BODY MRI DNA analysis predictive pathology report full blood analysis and physician consultation. ULTIMATE FULL BODY SCREENING Find heart disease before its too late. The most powerfule scan and analysis by a board-certified cardiologist. 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The building houses Estefan Enterprises the hub for parents Gloria and Emilio s multimedia company. Awards letters of commendation to the Gloria Estefan charitable foundation and tributes to the couple line the walls. It s a timeline of sorts for this royal music family and Emily is a big part of it. At 22 she has the looks and she says the traits of both parents. There s no doubt Emily quips that she s their kid. Her conversation recalls the friendliness and approachability of her mother the seven-time Grammy Award winner. She also reveals a business side that speaks to her father Emilio a music producer and songwriter who met the former Gloria Fajardo in the 1970s and recruited her to join his band. They became Miami Sound Machine the couple got married and Gloria became the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. However Emily is forging her own musical path. With a last name that she acknowledges opens doors but does present obstacles too she s been performing at jazz festivals around the country playing cuts from her debut album Take Whatever You Want. It s a collection of 13 songs written and produced while she was a sophomore at Boston s Berklee College of Music. When it was done professionals at her parents Crescent Moon Studios mixed and mastered the record then it sat on a shelf for 2 years until she finished school. While the album is a huge accomplishment there s more to it Emily confides. This is where I literally found my voice she says. Until she was 18 the daughter of one of the world s most famous singers had a fear inside of me. It was asphyxiating me she says. Emily never wanted to sing. She played drums and guitar but singing was out of the question. I wouldn t even sing to myself. It was such a huge measuring stick. I was deathly shy because I was afraid I would sound exactly like her. You know it s tough your whole life to have people meet you and say Sing sing sing. After leaving Miami and living on her own in Boston she decided to face her fears. She would sing for her mother the next time they were together at their vacation home in Vero Beach. It was 2 a.m. and I told her You can t cry you can t look at me. She sang an Esperanza Spalding song another old soul a bassist and singer who has introduced jazz to a younger audience and who has a sound similar to Emily s. Emily already has finished a second album but there are no plans to release it just yet. She plays festivals when the opportunity presents itself but she hasn t committed to a full tour to promote Take Whatever You Want. She and a bandmate from college Drew Atz also have a duo To Jasper. We re scoring an independent Miami film called Vandal about a graffiti artist. It s a fascinatingly different musical world to write for a movie. WHAT S NEXT 62 NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM Gloria did cry and did look at Emily by the way. But the breakout moment with her mother set her free. I realized I had this tool she says. And then there were words finally words. It felt like being born and taking a first breath. She wrote every day after that. She d send the compositions to her mother and father to listen to and excitedly say Check this out. She recorded the entire album over the course of a month-and-a-half in her apartment where she wrote sang and played every instrument except horns which were added later. When I listen to it now I can feel this energy that I don t think I could re-create. She considered redoing the album at her parents professional studio in Miami but it didn t feel the same when I tried to re-sing it. Her biggest fans are her parents. They have been in the audience front and center for every one of her shows as long as she can remember. When I perform my mother sits in the front row and when things are going well she ll put her hand out palm facing up and draw a circle with her other finger Emily says. It means You have them. Sometimes it has nothing to do with the music it s about making the audience feel something. torch singers such as Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald the nostalgic-yet-modern sound of Amy Winehouse and the defiance of punk poet Patti Smith. I did play guitar in a punk band when I was a teenager she notes. More than Music Her teenage years however were not steeped in music. High school at Miami Country Day was sports day in and day out as a point guard on the basketball team. Music was my soul but basketball was my day job she says. But I realized my first couple of years that I really didn t want to play basketball at that level. High school sports is really serious and it gets you geared up for college sports which is really really serious. I wanted to play because I was passionate about it but I didn t want that level of intensity. She received a partial scholarship based on her drum skills to Berklee the performing arts and music conservatory in Boston that counts John Mayer Quincy Jones Diana Krall and the aforementioned Spalding among its alumni. Drum performance was her major until she realized it wasn t going to be a good career fit. I switched my major to composition--writing arranging and production. Then I could do a little bit of everything. Had she not gone to school to major in music she would have pursued her dreams of being a pediatric surgeon. But then I realized what that entailed she says with a laugh. Back in South Florida only a year out of school and living in Miami Beach she says she feels blessed that she is able to do what she loves to do--make music--at such a young age. My parents and I have lots of conversations about having the kind of influence and power that fame affords you that you need to think about what you are saying and what you are doing she says. My parents goals and they have had an impact on me are that they have their feet connected to the ground. They are steeped in passion love culture and tradition and they have pure intentions when it comes to how they want to use their life s work. People can do whatever they want with their fame. I like to think of it as influence having people s ear and earning their respect. Memories and Influences Emily has been musically inclined all along. She says it was in her DNA. She began playing drums as a child creating her own percussion kit when she was 8. I would get buckets pots and pans and I d turn a punching bag upside down and I would build this percussion area. I would do this at the house and then we d take off on a four-month leg of a tour with my mom. I would sit on the side of the stage and I would play bongos. I had this view of everything she recalls thinking of the sea of people who would come to stadiums to see Miami Sound Machine. Emily says she would be mesmerized by how everything just came together. The horns the percussion the other instruments everything would just become part of the next. Her album is uniquely hers and part of the vibe is that although in her early 20s she s drawn to a different era of music where she says the intimacy of everything that makes up the song is apparent. It s hard to put a finger on the genre with which she most identifies and she acknowledges she is difficult to categorize. There are shades of legendary Cultural Season Preview BY ALYSSA FISHER December Latin American Women Printing The international exhibit pays homage to female artists in print media. When Nov. 1 Dec. 17 Where Pompano Beach Cultural Center Contact ccpompano.org 15 volta VOLTA Cirque du Soleil s newest show is inspired by the adventurous spirit of action sports. When Dec. 15 Where Tent next to Hard Rock Stadium Miami Contact cirquedusoleil.com volta rose For the first show of the Greenhouse Theater Center s inaugural season in Boca Raton the Chicago-based group shares an intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy as she retraces her family s rise and fall. When Nov. 29 Dec. 23 Where Mizner Park Cultural Center Boca Raton Contact miznerparkculturalcenter. com George Balanchine s The Nutcracker Miami City Ballet presents the beloved holiday ballet which features new sets and costumes this year. When Dec. 15 30 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami Broward Center for the Performing Arts Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach Contact miamicityballet.org Art Basel Week & satellite art shows In addition to Art Basel Miami and its array of modern and contemporary artists expect plenty of satellite shows like Aqua Art Miami (right). When Dec. 6 10 Contact artbasel.com miami-beach Honoring Gerard Schwarz The Symphonia presents Connoisseur Concert 1 featuring the work of Torelli Tchaikovsky Schwarz and Beethoven. When Dec. 10 Where Saint Andrew s School Boca Raton Contact thesymphonia.org January 2018 Salute to Vienna Inspired by Vienna s beloved New Year s concert this celebration--a Coral Springs tradition for 17 years--blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with local symphonies. When Jan. 1 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts.com School of Rock Based on the hit film this comedic musical follows a wannabe rock star substitute teacher who turns his young students into a show-stopping band. When Dec. 12 24 Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Contact browardcenter.org Symphonia Serenades The Symphonia presents Connoisseur Concert 2 featuring the works of Grieg Mendelssohn Barber Piazzolla and Dvorak. When Jan. 7 Where Saint Andrew s School Contact thesymphonia.org 12 The Beach Boys Once the legendary surf-rock band takes the stage there will be good vibes all night long. When Feb. 11 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts. com Miami City Ballet Program Two Celebrating famed choreographer Jerome Robbins 100th birthday this entire program of his work includes three company premieres. When Jan. 12 Feb. 4 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Broward Center for the Performing Arts Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Contact miamicityballet.org The Emperor The Symphonia presents Connoisseur Concert 3 featuring the work of J. Strauss Haydn and Beethoven. When Feb. 18 Where Saint Andrew s School Contact thesymphonia.org Broward College Speaker Series Bret Baier Fox News Channel s chief political anchor and host of Special Report with Bret Baier has the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot. He has interviewed multiple presidents and reported from 74 countries. When Jan. 24 Where Broward Center Contact browardcenter.org Broward College Speaker Series Thomas Friedman The Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign affairs columnist is the bestselling author of The World is Flat. When Feb. 21 Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact browardcenter.org February 2018 Miami City Ballet Program Three The company will perform a world premiere by Brian Brooks inaugural choreographer-in-residence at Chicago s Harris Theater for Music and Dance as well as (pictured right) Jerome Robbins comic ballet The Concert (Or The Perils of Everybody). When Feb. 4 March 18 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Broward Center for the Performing Arts Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Contact miamicityballet.org South Beach Wine & Food Festival The gourmet gathering presented by Food Network and Cooking Channel will feature more than 90 events including soir es intimate dining experiences celebrity chefs an expanded Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series and much more. When Feb 21 25 Contact sobewff.org Cultura Explore Brazilian contemporary culture reflected in a mix of high and low art street art and politically committed art. When Feb. 23 March 18 Where Pompano Beach Cultural Center Contact ccpompano.org Florida Renaissance Festival The popular event--featuring jesters and jugglers a jousting tournament and giant turkey legs--has seven themed weekends. Costumes are encouraged. When Feb. 10 March 25 Where Quiet Waters Park Deerfield Beach Contact ren-fest.com Howie Mandel The America s Got Talent judge takes the stage to show off his stand-up comedy chops. When Feb. 28 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts. com Building A Dream Billionaire South Florida developer Jorge Perez sets his sights on a utopian city starting with an Icon BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON D Jorge Perez eveloper Jorge Perez credited for creating Miami s skyline has a vision for South Florida in the next decade. He sees one connective region from Miami all the way to Palm Beach--with Fort Lauderdale as the center of this universe. Perez s Fort Lauderdale urban center would be a downtown where people worked lived and played. Walking biking or hitching a shared ride (a la Uber) would be the mode of transportation to restaurants cultural centers and nightlife. Visitors could stop in for a day trip from places north like Palm Beach that previously had been turnoffs because of congestion on Interstate 95. But traffic to this utopian universe would be reduced drastically because people would be concentrated in this downtown center where cars would no longer be a necessity but secondary. In cities like New York and the walking cities of Europe the lifestyle is that you finish work at 5 or 6 p.m. you meet friends in a neighborhood bar plan a night out with dining perhaps theater and then walk to your living space Perez says. And you can do all that within a short walk or shared ride. Part of that ease of use is also not being tied down by property ownership. Front and center in the current real-estate portfolio of his internationally renowned company Related Group is Icon Las Olas a 45-story high-end rental development at 500 E. Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Sitting in his office at the Related Group s home base inside One Miami a waterfront tower on Biscayne Bay Perez seems especially animated and enthused talking about Icon. He rattles off all of the property s amenities--infinity-edge rooftop pool concierge winetasting salon a restaurant (Etaru) created by the co-founders of London s Zuma and retail space. Then he gets pensive. WORTH THE WAIT Icon has been almost 20 years in the making caught up in legal battles with Icon s next-door neighbor the Stranahan House. Supporters of the Stranahan delayed the construction of the towering skyscraper saying it would encroach on the historic building. Built in 1901 as a trading post and living quarters by one of the original residents of Fort Lauderdale Frank Stranahan it is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. Perez breathes out. It is a sigh of relief. He speaks with a bit of puzzlement about the years that went by since his company bought the piece of land that was Hyde Park Market. There are modern buildings all around Stranahan Perez says. There was someone that didn t want that project built and was funding this they kept referring to this anonymous 2 million gift. Someone just didn t want that project to be there. Perez says opponents lobbied politicians and the federal government to block the construction. It cost us a fortune but we won. This greener urban center is something of a juxtaposition because Perez s vertical living space is an opposing modern picture to the classic Florida frontier design of the Stranahan House. If you look at the middle of downtown Fort Lauderdale this location is it Perez says. His vertical developments create skylines but building tall glass structures to afford residents water views doesn t paint the whole picture. The expansion of single-family half-acre and one-acre homes is untenable today he notes. You just can t keep expanding sewer lines and [traveling] back and forth to work and home is causing so much pollution. The world has to go vertical or else you re going to ruin your resources. He doesn t believe Fort Lauderdale s evolution is as a skyscraper-high vertical city. Buildings don t have to be 40 stories he says. They can be more on a human scale like you see in the East Village of New York for instance. Perez references Flagler Village the once-neglected warehouse and resident district where his company built The Manor at Flagler Village a 382-unit apartment and mixed-use development in Fort Lauderdale which it then sold in 2015. All of these projects that are urban go from the middle class to the very upper class so we can capture the whole market and give them the very best he says. Perez also talks about a subsection of Related Group Related Urban that creates more-affordable housing and develops in conjunction with the city s housing authority. Downtown shouldn t just be for the rich he notes. 68 PHOTO BY ANDREW MILNE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM PICTURE-PERFECT That said Icon Las Olas is on the upper end of the rental stratosphere. Square footage is from 960 square feet to 2 000 square feet with a rental range of 2 000 to 8 000 a month. Originally envisioned as a condominium project Icon eventually morphed into a high-end rental development. If this were being sold as condominiums Perez says frankly the price for a building like this should be 1 000 a square foot and in today s market we wouldn t realize that. Plus the amenity-rich Icon appeals to a certain demographic. We felt there was a niche for those renters who didn t want to own right away empty-nesters and highincome individuals that wanted to have the most luxurious place but without the hassles of ownership. You leave town and you own the condo--who s going to take care of it Here you drop off your keys to the concierge and tell them to water your plants. It s a given that any development by Perez s Related Group is also going to have as one of its amenities artwork that would rival galleries. Remember Perez is an art collector who in 2011 announced that he was donating 40 million to the Miami Art Museum--half in art from his personal collection and 20 million in monetary support. The bayfront museum s name was changed to the Perez Museum of Modern Art in recognition of his gift. Other than my family art is my biggest passion says Perez who is surrounded by art in every one of his own spaces. His homes--he has a residence in Coconut Grove and he purchased a unit at Auberge Fort Lauderdale which Related built on Fort Lauderdale Beach as well as a weekend retreat in a beachfront high-rise in Hollywood--have neutral-colored furniture and walls so they don t detract from the art. Related Group has two full-time curators on staff that select art for its projects. Perez says each artwork or installation is selected by the curators or himself but he signs off on each. Your biggest source of pride is where you live so we want them to feel just like I feel when I come to my home or office Perez says. It s also helped us to make our buildings attractive to prospective residents. They know a Related building is going to be superior in design and art. And that s where you d want to live right Developers Related Group Rabina Properties and Perella Weinberg Partners. Number of units 272. Least-expensive unit One bedroom one bath 960 square feet with 90 square feet of terrace 2 000 a month. Most-expensive unit Three bedrooms three baths 2 000 square feet with 232 square feet of terrace 8 000 a month. Amenities Smart building technology fitness center Pilates studio and spinning room 24hour valet and concierge seven floors of parking rooftop dipping pool oval infinity-edge pool wine-tasting salon Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances floor-to-ceiling impact-resistant windows. INSIDE ICON PHOTO BY ANDREW MILNE q&a FREEZE FRAME BY KEVIN KAMINSKI In Twenty-Six Seconds Alexandra Zapruder explores the complex tentacles that grew out of her grandfather s footage of the Kennedy assassination There are moments in life when you re tested. Some people rise to the occasion some don t. He did. He called upon all the things he needed to handle this situation with a lot of grace humanity and composure. Not only did he physically hold himself steady while filming this [tragedy] but he handled everything that happened in the days after and made sound judgments. It s really astonishing and it s a testament to who he was. Based on what you learned do you think the film changed Abraham over the last seven years of his life I think he experienced a trauma and it stayed with him. I wouldn t go as far as to say it ruined the rest of his life he had grandchildren he loved he had a wife and children that he adored. But I think it was there it was a shadow. He definitely had recurring nightmares and he was of a generation where he didn t get help. In today s world he would ve seen a psychiatrist and worked through it. Being a 58-year-old Russian immigrant in the mid-1960s he didn t do that. He just kind of white-knuckled it. He got through it the best he could but it makes me sad because I think it s something that remained painful for him. I Alexandra Zapruder n this era of iPhone cameras and social media imagine being the only person on the planet to film a defining moment in history. How long would it take such a priceless piece of footage to reach the masses Twelve seconds Twelve minutes What if it weren t shown to the rest of the world for 12 years Such was the initial journey of the double 8-millimeter film that Abraham Zapruder captured on Nov. 22 1963 in downtown Dallas Dealey Plaza. As chronicled in Twenty-Six Seconds--written by Zapruder s granddaughter Alexandra--the home movie of John F. Kennedy s assassination would take on a life of its own. Though Abraham who died in 1970 initially sold all rights to Life magazine Time Inc. returned the film to the family for 1 in 1975. Seventeen years later under the JFK Records Act the Zapruder film became government property as a record of the assassination an arbitration hearing later set its value at 16 million which was paid to the Zapruder heirs. Along the way the film influenced everything from media ethics and popular culture to copyright law and conspiracy theories. Fifty-four years later Alexandra believes it also remains a wound from which the country will never heal. Even now when I talk about my grandfather s film or our experience people want to tell me where they were when it happened how it felt how traumatic it was she says. There s a strong need to share that. What struck you about your grandfather s presence of mind--his character--in dealing with the frenzy surrounding his film after the assassination One of the book s themes is the idea of the Zapruder film as a burden--and not just for your family. Why did it carry weight in so many different ways Because it was the first of its kind it was constantly raising questions that people were not prepared to answer. It challenged Life magazine and members of the federal government and the arbitration panel. People had to contend with this object that I thought of at times as a lightning rod. It was so in-demand so magnetic. But it was also anti-magnetic in a way. For those who had to deal with it it could be repulsive. It brought up feelings and realities that were painful and difficult. It s kind of like be careful what you wish for. If you get your hands on the Zapruder film you might find it causes more problems than it solves. Can you imagine what would happen in today s culture if someone had such footage In some ways we have these kinds of moments all the time now. The ubiquity and accessibility of such images in a weird way has normalized them. And it s devalued them. I feel like my grandfather s film was the first of its kind but it didn t take long for it to be the last of its kind too. ... It was 12 years before the assassination was shown as a film to a national audience (on Good Night America with Geraldo Rivera in 1975). Our impulse today to share When Nov. 28 7 30 p.m. Where Alper JCC 11155 SW 112th Ave. Miami What Zapruder s presentation is part of the 37th annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival. Contact 305.271.9000 ext. 268 or 269 MEET THE AUTHOR first and ask questions later is one of the things that made writing the book so interesting. How did your father view the film after the family reacquired it in 1975 In some ways I think it was even more of a burden for my dad. He had many many more decisions to make-- with much higher stakes. Unlike my grandfather my father wasn t accorded a general grace by the public. People felt sorry for my grandfather. My dad on the other hand was portrayed as the hotshot boutique Washington lawyer who was out to make a buck. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Because he had too much dignity to defend himself I think he shouldered a lot. It s not that he was altruistic about the film but he grappled with it. He tried to find a balance to be practical but also honor my grandfather s wishes be responsive to the needs of the public and be respectful of the Kennedy family s privacy and discretion. Most of all it was an unwanted burden. He didn t like it. He thought it was weird that people were so obsessed about it he felt there was something unseemly about the fascination with this violent moment. It was all very uncomfortable for him. Where do you fall on the conspiracy side of the assassination I m not much of a conspiracy theorist. I don t think the film conclusively proves either side. However I ve been convinced by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and others who argued that the visual evidence does not show conclusively that the president was shot in the front of the head. It s perfectly plausible that he was shot three times from the rear by Lee Harvey Oswald. So I tend to believe that it was Oswald from the book depository. Was there an operation behind Oswald Did he act alone I have no idea. I don t think the film proves a conspiracy but I m not sure it proves there wasn t one either. What did you learn about your family name in writing the book I think I understand better why our name is a touchstone in the way that it is. I have two children and they took my last name. It wasn t because of the film at the time my brothers weren t married and we wanted to make sure the name would be passed on. But I realize now that we handed them a bigger legacy than I realized at the time. The book made that more clear but it also made me feel like I had taken a step in defining that legacy for them. News&Events NOVEMBER2017 A C C E S S L I F E S T Y L E BEACHBASH AT THE RITZ MEN OF STYLE AT THE GALLERIA The Galleria s South Florida Ford Men of Style presented by Signature Grand and Orchard Supply Hardware once again will showcase some of South Florida s most influential and fashionable men. 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