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Where: 12024 NW Ninth Place, Coral Springs
Floor size: 4,248 square feet under air; 6,249 square feet overall
Bedrooms/baths: 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half-bath
Details: This sprawling custom estate overlooking Lake Coral Springs is set on point in a cul de sac lot. In addition to the breathtaking views, outdoor highlights include a Hollywood-style patio area with solar lighting, a summer kitchen and bar, retractable screens and awnings, and a 36-foot heated saltwater pool and spa. Upgrades include hurricane shutters and doors, a recently revamped roof, a full home generator system, hardwood flooring and much more. Interior spaces include a home theater, an office/library, a guest suite with a sitting room and a state-of-the-art kitchen. For additional details on this home, call 866.600.6008 and enter code 29412 or text 29412 to 35620.
Listing price: $1,199,900
Agent/contact: Andrea Wites, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 954.849.7203 (cell), 954.255.5570, andreawites.com

 

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Where: 2624 Sea Island Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Floor size: 5,631 square feet
Bedrooms/baths: 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths
Details: Located in prestigious Seven Islands, only four lots from the point along a deep-water canal, this brilliantly conceived transitional waterfront estate on the Intracoastal features a host of luxury amenities. Among the many highlights: a detached guest house, gourmet kitchen (with gas range and double oven), beautiful pool and spa—and much more. The sweeping two-story living room sports a 22-foot ceiling, as well as a wood-burning fireplace and full wet bar. The recently renovated property also includes a new concrete dock and sea wall.
Listing price: $3,995,000
Agent/contact: Kevin Berman, LUX Florida Home Collection, 954.471.8120, luxfloridahome.com

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Photography by James Woodley

Shot on location at Rooftop in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Creative director: Melanie Geronemus Smit

Art director: Evelyn Suarez

Special thanks to the team at Rooftop (1 W. Las Olas; rooftop1wlo.com) and Susan Penrod PR for opening the doors to the open-air bar/lounge that overlooks downtown Lauderdale and the New River. Visit lmgfl.com for the complete interviews with our real estate experts.

Peter Zupcofska

Title: Realtor associate

Company: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for this year?

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is becoming a greater magnet for those who want a vital urban experience. As a result, downtown—as well as nearby neighborhoods such as Las Olas Isles, Colee Hammock, Victoria Park and Sunrise Key—are highly desirable and booming.

What can you tell readers about the South Florida real estate market that they might not know?

Homes and lots affording yachters direct ocean access with no fixed bridges, deep-water dockage and superior wide-water views are becoming increasingly rare and more valuable. As each one sells, it moves the price point up for the next similar property. Would-be homeowners and investors: Now is the time to make your move.

What’s the most important truth for people looking to buy or sell a home?

Real estate is a marvelous investment tool. Unlike stocks, bonds or bitcoins, you can live in and experience your investment, or rent it out to await a favorable market cycle for selling. It provides you a lot more than a piece of paper.

 

Jonathan Howard

Title: Realtor associate

Company: Kimpton Howard team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Why are you good at what you do?

Along with my wife, Melanie Kimpton, I have purchased, redesigned, rented short-term—and eventually have sold several properties in Fort Lauderdale. Those personal experiences give us an edge and expertise that our clients greatly appreciate.   

What’s the most valuable business lesson you’ve learned from being in real estate?

Our market constantly offers opportunities. If you are well-prepared, you can receive an incredible result. Many times, the best deals are made in a matter of hours. I have been fortunate enough to represent clients on a number of home-run deals, because they were well-informed and ready to take immediate action.

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for this year?

My team and I focus on east Fort Lauderdale. The city is growing and improving with billions of dollars in new projects on the beach and downtown. … This [leaves] me very optimistic going forward. We are seeing more out-of-towners and foreign nationals focus on Fort Lauderdale, preferring our lifestyle compared to our neighbors to the north and south.

Ron Lennen

Title: Broker associate

Company: Premier Estate Properties

Note: Lennen is president of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale, the country’s third-largest such association.

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for this year?

Sellers should be on the lookout for fluctuations in the market that could affect the marketability of their homes. For example, if inventory continues to decline and prices continue to rise, we will remain in a seller’s market. If this trend continues at a strong pace, it could lead to prices that outpace wage growth, causing markets to become less affordable. An ideal market is balanced with 5½ months of inventory.

What’s something about South Florida real estate that readers might not know?

South Florida is unique in that there is a range of property types, including suburban, urban, equestrian and luxury waterfront properties with domestic and international buyers. While the overall market has been a steady incline, the luxury homes priced more than $1 million in January have seen a 28 percent spike from January 2017.

What’s the most valuable business lesson you’ve learned from the real estate industry?

While property type, size, location, and pricing matter, it is always about understanding the customer’s needs and putting them first and foremost.

Roy Oppenheim

Title: Co-founder

Company: Weston Title & Escrow

Why are you good at your job?

Besides having a real estate law practice and a title insurance business, I am an active real estate investor. I live and breathe real estate in all its dimensions. I think my clients find it comforting that I’ve been doing this for 30 years, still enjoy what I do, and can offer that wisdom to them.

What are the most valuable business lessons you’ve learned from being around real estate?

I call these Roy’s Rules. If you are developing real estate, you should try and use equity to finance the land. If you do not, you probably are going to be working with margins that will not allow for a hiccup in the economy or a lull in absorption of your inventory. Also, you should always choose your partners wisely and carefully; examine their net worth statements to make sure that if something does go wrong, you are not going to be the big fish that the lenders are going to look to for indemnification purposes. For flippers, I’ve found that those individuals who hang onto their property, lease it out and let the property mature, historically build more value and net worth [compared to those who] buy and flip constantly.

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for?

Obviously, the biggest one is going to be the increase in interest rates. I think that as interest rates creep up, we will see values start to flatten.

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Friday, May 18 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll

 

Miami Museum Month

  • Explore Miami’s cultural landscape with special events and deals at leading local art museums.
  • When: Throughout May
  • Contact: miamiandbeaches.com

 

“Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival, May 1968” Exhibit Opening

  • The exhibit looks back at the Miami Pop Festival, which featured performers Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix and others.
  • The exhibit opening also features a special performance by Jimi Hendrix’s brother Leon and Native American band Lee Tiger, which performed with Hendrix at the Miami Pop Festival.
  • When: Exhibit on display until Sept. 30
  • Where: HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami
  • Contact: historymiami.org

 

Matisyahu

  • Known for his unique blend of reggae, rap and beatboxing, the performer gives an intimate acoustic performance of his hits and unreleased material.
  • When: May 18, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie
  • Contact: nova.edu/miniaci/events

 

Nash Bash Salute to Leadership Gala

  • The 19th annual gala invites more than 300 community leaders to dress in country glam and enjoy live and silent auctions, Nashville cuisine and line dancing. The Broward Partnership will also award advocates. Proceeds will assist Broward Partnership in operating the 230-bed Central Homeless Assistance Center on the Huizenga Campus, which serves more than 1,400 men, women and children experiencing homelessness each year.
  • When: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie
  • Contact: 954.832.7037; kpoulos@bphi.org.
Saturday, May 19 Food, music, brews and more

 

Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast and Competition

  • The free event features live music, beer and family fun as local pitmasters compete for the championship.
  • When: noon-6 p.m.
  • Where: Esplanade Park
  • Contact: goriverwalk.com

 

Justin Timberlake

  • On the heels of headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, the pop star tours the country to promote “Man of the Woods,” his first album since 2013.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center
  • Contact: thebbtcenter.com

 

Eye of the Storm

  • Meet local meteorologists and explore the museum’s storm center, and learn about hurricane science and preparedness.
  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: mods.org

 

Ocean Brews & Blues

  • Blues music plays while you sample more than 100 beers, from the country’s best breweries.
  • When: 3-8 p.m.
  • Where: Deerfield Beach parking lot, 149 SE 21st Ave.
  • Contact: deerfield-beach.com

 

“Seven Smiles: Humor in Japanese Paintings”

  • The exhibit, organized by the University of Richmond, explores seven categories of humor shown in the art of Japan’s Edo period, which lasted from 1600 to 1868.
  • When: May 19-Aug. 26
  • Where: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach
  • Contact: morikami.org

 

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration

  • The free event features performances by Deep Fried Funk and Jimi Ruccolo, as well as live painting, children’s rides and activities, and, of course, plenty of seafood.
  • When: May 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; May 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Frost Park, 300 NE Second St.
  • Contact: daniabeachartsandseafoodcelebration.com

 

Waterway Soirée

  • The yacht hop and dockside dessert party benefits the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (pictured)
  • When: 5 p.m.
  • Where: Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: waterwaysoiree.com; 954.728.1019

 

Stop the Bleed

  • Broward Health North hosts this community training session. Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, Director of Trauma Services, will give a presentation and answer questions on how to properly apply a tourniquet, how to pack wounds, and how to apply chest seals.
  • When: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Broward Health North’s Conference Center, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach
  • Contact: BrowardHealth.org

 

Haiti: The Strength of a Nation – A Reminder of its Contributions to the World

  • The event celebrates the island nation’s cultural influence with performances by Sassy Singz, We Dem Zoes, Self_Made, dancer Claudel Theagene with The Roots and others.
  • When: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Pompano Beach,
  • Contact: 954.786.7876
Sunday, May 20 Show Mom you love her at these South Florida locations

 

Imagine: The Life and Song of John Lennon

  • The legendary songwriter’s life is recounted in narration and live music.
  • When: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Gallery, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise
  • Contact: sunrisefl.gov

 

 

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

  • Step back to the big band era with the sounds of one of its most popular musical leaders.
  • When: 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Crest Theatre
  • Contact: oldschoolsquare.org


Brian Wilson

  • The former Beach Boy presents the final performances of the album “Pet Sounds.”
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater
  • Contact: theamppompano.org

 

 

 

Bonus: Tuesday, May 22 #MSDStrong

 

What We Play Is Life

  • The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment presents a special night of jazz as they perform with Wycliffe Gordon, Paquito D’Rivera and Herbie Hancock. The event supports the Alex Schachter Scholarship Foundation and the Coral Springs Middle School and MSD band programs.
  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Coral Springs Center for the Art
  • Contact: thecentercs.com

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1. The Journey: The goal for the latest offering from JEY Hospitality Group was clear: The team behind such concepts as ROK:BRGR, Himmarshee Public House and Pizza Craft wanted to open a boutique sandwich shop in burgeoning FATVillage. But before opening Henry’s Sandwich Station, JEY co-founder Marc Falsetto and corporate chef Robbyns Martinez needed a road trip.

2. Melting Pot: Falsetto and Martinez traveled all over North America—visiting Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, among other destinations—to sample regional sandwiches. “In Philly, we tried a roast pork sandwich that’s now on our menu. We drew inspiration from Montreal-style smoked meat and the French dip in L.A.,” Falsetto says. “But we’re adding the chef-driven twist that JEY is known for.”

3. Only the Best: That twist promises to distinguish Henry’s Sandwich Station, which, Falsetto says, is calling on more distributors and purveyors than there are sandwiches on the menu to provide products unique to the South Florida market. For example, Falsetto calls the gourmet meats being sourced from Olympia Provisions in Portland, Oregon, “the best charcuterie in the country—better than Italy.”

Fork Crushed Avocado

4. Building an Audience: Falsetto believes that the millennials moving into FATVillage will appreciate the artisan offerings at Henry’s (the name is a nod to railroad magnate Henry Flagler, as well as the tracks that run behind the restaurant). “They don’t mind spending a little more and getting something they know is all-natural, no GMO, or locally sourced,” he says.

5. Also on Tap: In addition to breakfast sandwiches, artisan toasts and a full bakery with homemade pies, expect a lineup of old-school sodas (Cheerwine, Boylan), craft beers from South Florida breweries, and the first Broward County partnership with Stumptown Coffee Roasters of Portland.

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Photography by James Woodley

Shot on location at Rooftop in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Creative director: Melanie Geronemus Smit

Art director: Evelyn Suarez

Special thanks to the team at Rooftop (1 W. Las Olas; rooftop1wlo.com) and Susan Penrod PR for opening the doors to the open-air bar/lounge that overlooks downtown Lauderdale and the New River. Visit lmgfl.com for the complete interviews with our real estate experts.

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Ziffer

Title:Co-owner and luxury specialist

Company: LauderdaleONE Luxury Real Estate

Why are you good at what you do?

When it comes to the profession of luxury real estate, it’s a given that market knowledge, natural talent and negotiating skills are imperative. However, there’s no substitute for experience. Whether it’s developing, remodeling, land banking, investing, or sales and marketing, all of which I’ve been immersed in for 28-plus years, I love sharing my experiences with clients.

What’s the most valuable business lesson you’ve learned from being in the real estate industry?

The three Ls—listen, listen, listen. The process of guiding my clients, both sellers and buyers, begins with carefully listening to their requirements, concerns and goals.

What’s the most important truth you can impart to people looking to buy or sell a home?

Reality. I work hard with sellers to properly position their property for the maximum realistic sales price. As a result, I have set the bar with numerous record highs in neighborhoods, both in east and west Broward County. For my buyers, it’s important they recognize an opportunity when presented to them.

 

 

Adam Levy

Title: President

Company: The Levy Group at EWM Realty International

Why are you good at what you do?

Homes are my passion. Ever since I was a young boy, I marveled at beautiful homes. I followed that passion and graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Building Construction and went on to build homes for five years. Real estate came later, when I joined forces with my partner and mom. My background and education give me a strong foundation when working with buyers and sellers.

 

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for this year?

Less is more. Quality and completeness are top trends. Super-large square footage is only for the super-wealthy. “Redone” and “picture perfect” are the buzzwords for 2018.

What can you tell readers about the South Florida real estate market, based on your expertise, that they might not know?

What happens in Nevada, Iowa and Georgia has virtually no relation to South Florida. South Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, European and Asia-Pacific businesses and families want to be in this exploding [region]. We have a small bubble that shields us from most of the standard worries [about real estate] in the rest of the United States.

 

Josh Dotoli

Title: President, Josh Dotoli Group

Company: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

Why are you good at what you do?

My clients would mention three things. 1) I’m honest and follow through on my promises. 2) I have intricate knowledge of the local and national real estate markets. 3) I strategically use social media and video to achieve the most exposure for my listings.

What real estate trends should people be on the lookout for this year?

The role of the real estate agent will continue to change from gatekeeper of information to trusted advisor who interprets, packages and presents concise information to the client; agents who do not understand this will become less relevant. 2018 will be a year of asset relocation for many consumers; [expect] further cashing out of securities at market highs and moving into hard assets like real estate in beautiful places suchas Fort Lauderdale, which will cause an increase in prices. Luxury real estate will continue to be the other gold, a secure store of value. The demand for modern, contemporary, coastal and transitional design will lead the resale and new home/condo market. And, finally, the demand for Mediterranean design will continue to decline, causing longer days on the market and lower sale prices.

What’s the most important truth you can impart to people looking to buy or sell a home?

The agent you select during your home buying or selling process matters greatly. The South Florida real estate market is complex and competitive, and it takes expert advice, tact and skill to buy and sell successfully.

 

Ari Albinder

Title: Broker/owner

Company: Mizner Grande Realty

What’s the most valuable business lesson you’ve learned from being in the real estate industry?

You must be on your toes 24/7, and you have to be persistent, determined and maintain a positive attitude. Also, you have to dress for success.

What can you tell readers about the South Florida real estate market, based on your expertise, that they might not know?

The South Florida real estate market is still a great value, and I can see values increasing a lot in the next few years.

Why are you good at what you do?

I focus every day on knowing the [real estate] inventory and keeping current with all the new listings trends and marketing ideas.

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Friday, May 11 Catch the big acts coming to town

 

Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration

  • The fundraiser for Orange Bowl Leadership Academy, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and Special Olympics Florida features more than 30 South Florida restaurants and live music.
  • Where: Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: community.orangebowl.org/obfw

Fifth Harmony

  • The multiplatinum group brings empowering tunes to South Florida.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
  • Contact: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

Martin Lawrence

  • The comedian hosts the “Lit AF” tour stop with JB Smoove, Benji Brown, Michael Blackson and Bruce Bruce.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • Contact: aaarena.com

James Taylor

  • The celebrated singer-songwriter—known for his emotional guitar melodies such “Fire and Rain”—invites Bonnie Raitt as his guest for a special concert.
  • Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise
  • Contact: thebbtcenter.com

Riverwalk ’80s Dance Party

  • Riverwalk celebrates its 30th anniversary with a party honoring the 1980s, featuring music, drinks and more.
  • When: 7-10 p.m.
  • Where: Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: goriverwalk.com

Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

  • The event supports Old School Square programs and features beer, wine and cider, along with a silent auction, game area and live music.
  • When: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Old School Square Pavilion, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Contact: oldschoolsquare.org

 

The Setai Miami Beach

Asian Night Bazaar Dinner Series

  • The exciting Asian Night Bazaar is better than ever. Geishas greet you before you enjoy a three-course menu a deejay while being mesmerized by  contortionists and fire dancers.
  • When: Fridays, 6-11 p.m.
  • Where: The Setai, Miami Beach, 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: thesetaimaimibeach.com; 855.923.7899
Saturday, May 12 Local events

Eddie Money, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat and The Livesays

100 Years Music and Arts Festival

  • The free festival includes performances by local bands Uproot Hootenanny and Eagles tribute band The Long Run, with kids’ games, craft beer, arts and crafts and barbecue.
  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie
  • Contact: olddavieschool.org

Dane Cook

  • Ahead of his Showtime special “Troublemaker,” the comedian brings the laughs.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Event Center
  • Contact: seminolehardrockhollywood.com

John Kay and Steppenwolf

  • The band that was “Born to Be Wild” performs its greatest hits with its original frontman.
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek
  • Contact: casinococo.com

The Color Run

  • Millions of people have experienced the fun and brightness of the race known as the “happiest 5K on the planet.” Activities include music, dancing, giveaways and more.
  • When: 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: thecolorrun.com

The Ryan J. Mandel Charity 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk

  • The Ryan J. Mandel Charity, a nonprofit organization located in Delray Beach, is dedicated to the fight against drug addiction and brings people together and spreads awareness for drug and alcohol addiction through fitness. Proceeds from the event will be directed toward the Ryan J. Mandel Scholarship Fund available through the Wayside House, which helps others receive treatment.
  • When: 5K run to start at 7 a.m.; 1 mile walk to start at 7:15 a.m.
  • Where: Anchor Park, 390 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach
  • Contact: ryanjmandel.com
Sunday, May 13 Show Mom you love her at these South Florida locations

Kids Eat Free

  • Give Mom a break with a wonderful meal. At the following restaurants, one child eats free with any mom with the purchase of an entree
    • Big City Tavern serves housemade pastas, desserts, gelato and bread.
    • City Oyster & Sushi Bar features a full sushi bar and fresh oysters.
    • Louie Bossi’s (pictured above), known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas.
      • 1032 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
      • 100 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
      • louiebossi.com

 

STK South Beach

STK South Beach

  • Spoil mom with Short Rib Benedict, King Crab Omelet, Fried Chicken French Toast and Shrimp and Grits.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $59 per person (without caviar service); $38 for children under 12
  • Where: 2305 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: Reservations at togrp.com/venue/stk-south-beach

 

 

 

 

Coco

Coco Asian Bistro & Bar

  • Mothers receive a complimentary dessert of chocolate mousse and a complimentary long-stemmed red rose. Plus, keyboardist Rich Hurt entertains from 6:30-10 p.m. Enjoy dishes such as Southern Thai curry beef short ribs; steak teriyaki; tuna tacos served on top of wonton shells; whole red snapper, deep fried and tossed with a sweet chili sauce; stir-fried chicken with fresh basil sauce; gluten-free vegetable pad Thai; and others.
  • Where: Harbor Shops,1841 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: cocoasianbistro.com

 

 

Xtreme Action Park

  • Free brunch at the All-American Cafe with the purchase of an adult or kid brunch ticket. After eating, mom will enjoy being a kid again with go-kart racing, bowling, escape rooms and multiple games and activities.
  • Where: 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: xtremeactionpark.com/mothers-day-brunch-2018

 

Lobster Bar

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

  • A three-course brunch includes Whole Chili Lobster Toast Shell-Off lobster with mild chili lobster butter topped with a soft cooked egg, and shishito peppers; and All Jumbo Lump Deconstructed “Crab Cake Benedict” Brioche Toast with Lemon Dill Hollandaise, and Nueske Bacon.
  • When: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $59 per person (without caviar service); $38 for children under 12
  • Where: 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Contact: Reservations are required at 305.377.2675 or OpenTable.com

 

Coastal

Coastal

  • Brunch is extended from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and features live entertainment, bottomless sips and small plates and stations with delicacies such as Banana Foster French Toast, Red Velvet Pancakes and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict.
  • Where: The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: eatcoastal.com

 

Promenade at Coconut Creek

  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant offers two special dishes—cilantro lime and crispy shrimp salad for lunch, and Tuscan-roasted striped bass (pictured) for dinner—and an acrylic wine glass with the words “World’s Best Mom.” The newest Promenade addition, Revival Boutique, offers a buy-one, get-one-20-percent-off deal, May 10-13. Ciao Cucina and Ethos Greek Bistro give moms red roses May 13. 
  • Where: 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
  • Contact: promenadeatcoconutcreek.com

 

Crab cakes at The Balcony

The Balcony

  • Head to the Big Easy with a jazz brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Featured dishes include Coconut Crusted French Toast and Shreveport Smoked Gumbo. Mimosas are $5 each.
  • Where: 1309 East Olas Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: thebalconylasolas.com

 

Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill

  • All locations offer a complimentary mimosa to moms.
  • Where: 3115 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 15500 SW 29th St., Miramar; 1280 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation
  • Contact: bokampers.com

 

Lavender Lemonade at Brimstone

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

  • Special food and drink options at this neighborhood favorite include twin lobster tail or Surf N Turf that includes an 8-ounce filet and a 7-ounce lobster tail. Specialty cocktails will include Water the Melon and Lavender Lemonade (pictured).
  • Where: Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Pembroke Pines
  • Contact: brimstonewoodfiregrill.com

 

Artichoke Flower at Lenore’s (Photo by Ben Rusnak)

Bubbles & Brunch at Lenore’s

  • Chef Lenore serves a special a la carte holiday brunch menu in honor of moms including caramelized apple crepes with ricotta and almond maple butter; artichoke flower with creamed spinach poached egg and roasted tomatoes; and a poached salmon en croute with cucumber sauce and asparagus.
  • Where: Galt Ocean Plaza, 3311 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: lenorenolanryan.com

 

Brunch at Sardinia (Photo by Libby Volgyes)

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

  • All moms receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a complimentary dessert. Mother’s Day menu includes zucchini tart stuffed with ham and Pecorino cheese; fresh fruit platter; spaghetti carbonara with eggs, wild boar bacon, and Pecorino Cheese; and a Big Salad with green beans, arugula, boiled organic egg, cherry tomatoes, beets, and roasted chicken or roasted salmon.
  • When: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner, 4-10 p.m.
  • Where: South Delray Shopping Center, 3035 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach
  • Contact: sardinia-ristorante.com

 

Mother’s Day Bonus Take Mom to see a legend

Patti LaBelle

  • The legendary singer celebrates moms at the fifth annual Mother’s Day Experience.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami
  • Contact: jlkc.com

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Through the Weekend A local favorite show and art from around the county

 

Short Cuts 8

  • The Playgroup presents its eighth season of shorts that display the talent of South Florida’s playwrights.
  • When: May 4-6 & 11-13
  • Where: Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
  • Contact: willowtheatre.org

Ford Lauderdale Air Show

  • One of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular events returns with a new name but the same thrilling demonstrations of military jets, parachute teams, formation flight teams.
  • The Air Show is also teaming up with JetBlue to benefit Parkland through United Way’s Broward County Dispersed Impacted Families and Children, and First Responders for Counseling and Care. Click here for more information.
  • When: May 5-6
  • Where: State Road A1A, north of the Sunrise Boulevard intersection
  • Contact: fortlauderdaleairshow.com

Little Haiti Book Festival

  • Miami Book Fair partners with Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc. to present the book festival, which features vibrant cultural exposure to writers, booksellers, performers, and more. Panels include Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Haiti’s Medicinal Herbs and Cuisine and Haiti: Zombification and Identity; literary and poetry workshops, including tips for first time authors, plus a full day of activities for children including drumming and dancing, storytelling and arts & drafts.
  • When: May 5-6
  • Where: Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 5919 NE Second Ave., Miami
  • Contact: miambookfair.com; 305.237.3258

Honor Portraits Inc.

  • The pop-up exhibit features portraits from the nonprofit organization of local photographers who offer free portraits to veterans.
  • When: May 5-27
  • Where: Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Contact: cornellartmuseum.org
Saturday, May 5 Cinco de Mayo in South Florida—Specials and More

 

Blue Moon Cafe

  • Giveaways throughout the day including Patron, Corona, DosXXX and Lunazul promo giveaways and T-shirts. A Mariachi band plays from 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: 6894 SW 18th St., Boca Raton
  • Contact: bluemoonmexicancafe.com; 561.571.7000

 

 

 

Brimstone Woodfire Grill

  • Brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with specials such as Huevos Rancheros, Southwest Breakfast Burger and Chicken Chilaquiles. During the Derby Race, enjoy a 50/50 raffle with proceeds donated to the winner’s charity of choice. A variety of drinks are offered including the sangria (pictured above).
  • Where: Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Pembroke Pines
  • Contact: brimstonewoodfiregrill.com

 

Tap 42

  • Frozen margarita specials and specialty margaritas such as key lime and blood orange (pictured right) as well as Corona specials.
  • Where: 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: tap42.com

 

El Camino

  • Live DJ and Mariachi band as well as giveaways and specials such as $5 Corralejo Blanco Tequila Shots, $5 Corona bottle and $7 coffee tequila shots
  • Where: 817 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale
  • Info: 954.530.1188

 

Farmer’s Table

  • Looking for a guilt-free drink? Try the Skinny Margaritas ($11). Choose original or strawberry jalapeno. Made with Milagro Tequila, this cocktail can be made organic by substituting the house tequila with Life Organic Tequila ($12).
  • Where: Farmer’s Table, 1901 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
  • Contact: farmerstableboca.com

 

Mayo Bar Crawl in Brickell

  • The third annual crawl goes through Brickell’s bars with drink specials such as American Social Brickell’s free drink for each crawler.
  • Contact: More info and tickets here.

 

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar

  • Rocco Mangel hosts a party at each Rocco’s Tacos location with drink specials, DJs, live entertainment, prizes and free tequila pourings.
  • Where: 1313 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton
  • Contact: roccostacos.com

 

El Vez

  • Enjoy the fiesta, with margaritas, lawn games and a performance by Mexican electronic music project Sweet Electra. Complimentary bites including grilled carnitas, El Vez signature guacamole, chips and salsa and grilled corn will be served. Guests who follow @ElVez_FTL on Instagram and post a photo showing their Cinco de Mayo spirit will have the chance to win dinner for six.
  • Where: 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: wfortlauderdalehotel.com/El-Vez

 

Española Way Celebration

  • Enjoy traditional Mexican food, a live mariachi band, a DJ, margarita shots, and more throughout the day. Española Way will be filled with music, dancing, street performers and more.
  • Contact: visitespanolaway.com.

 

ETARU Hallandale

  • Sip on the Rita Okinawa ($14)—made with yuzu kosho-infused Maestro Dobel Tequila, lime, agave and yellow chartrusse—and enjoy beach views and Robata-grilled seafood, sushi and more.
  • Where: 111 South Surf Road, Hallandale Beach
  • Contact: 954.271.3222; www.etarurestaurant.us

 

L Bar, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

  • Drinks include Avocado Toast ($15) cocktail featuring Don Julio Blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lemon and lime, sage, avocado and agave, or enjoy any of the lounge’s Ode to Agave cocktails ($12) that include the Uno – Herradura Reposado tequila, mint, fresh lime, bitters, ginger beer; Dos (pictured left) – Kah Reposado tequila, Tabasco, cilantro, agave, fresh lemon; or Mexican Firing Squad – Patron Blanco tequila, grenadine, fresh lime, bitters.
  • Where: One Seminole Way, Hollywood
  • Contact: seminolehardrock.com

 

Lona Cocina y Tequileria

  • Come celebrate with $5 Milagro Tequila specialty cocktails and 2 for $5 Street Tacos from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. and a mariachi band from 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: 954.245.3069; lonarestaurant.com

 

Also on Saturday, May 5 End the night with these arts and culture events

 

A Night of Literary Feasts

  • Mingle with authors while drinking cocktails at this event hosted by the Broward Public Library Foundation.
  • When: 5:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Contact: 954.357.7382

The Lovin’ Spoonful

  • The band performs the hits that made it a household name in the 1960s, including “Do You Believe in Magic?” “Summer in the City” and “Daydream.”
  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: Stage 954 at The Casino at Dania Beach, 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd.
  • Contact: casinodaniabeach.com

Tito Puente Jr.

  • The son of the famous Latin jazz bandleader carries on his father’s legacy.
  • When: 8-10 p.m.
  • Where: Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
  • Contact: oldschoolsquare.org

March for Babies

  • Help March of Dimes raise $1 million by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality by walking three miles.
  • When: Registration opens at 7 a.m.; walk begins at 8 a.m.; Music, food, fun and family activities will continue until noon
  • Where: Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Davie
  • Contact: marchforbabies.org
Bonus: Tuesday, May 8 Did someone say free ice cream?

Free Cone Day

  • Gulfstream Park invites ice cream lovers to celebrate Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs offers a free cone of their choice while the rest of Gulfstream Park buzzes with entertainment, face painting, sing alongs and a meet and greet with Olaf from “Frozen” at 4:30 p.m.
  • When: 4-8 p.m.
  • Where: Häagen-Dazs at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
  • Contact: gulfstreampark.com/freeconeday

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Emma González greets me every morning now when I walk into my office. Her two-page story from the April issue of Lifestyle, which we dedicated to Parkland in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, hangs in vertical poster form on my wall.

Seeing Emma’s photo, for me, is a daily source of inspiration on multiple fronts. It’s a reminder that our forefathers had some serious foresight when they addressed freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights. It’s also a reminder of how quickly exercising that freedom can send people scurrying to their respective corners these days. And how some of that is due to the sand that continues to shift under the idea of truth.

Of the dozens of emails and comments we received about Emma after publishing the MSD senior’s views on common sense gun reform, most expressed admiration and support for her and her fellow student activists. A handful resorted to name calling, like the woman who described Emma as a hate-filled brat who needs to live in Cuba.

And two picked up on the conspiracy floated somewhere amid the darkest corridors of the web, a fabricated claim that Emma personally bullied the shooter into mass murder.

Seeing Emma’s photo each morning, most of all, is a reminder that standing up for big-picture change on the national stage, no matter your politics or the cause, requires diligence and patience and courage and really thick skin. These are things that adults don’t automatically associate with most teenagers.

But these kids are showing us that there can be dignity in how you fight the good fight, that you can thoughtfully argue for change without calling someone a “skinhead lesbian,” like a Republican candidate for the Maine House of Representatives did about Emma before quitting the race. Or without threatening to sexually assault someone with a hot poker, like a conservative commentator in St. Louis wrote on Twitter about MSD student David Hogg.

So, yes. I’m inspired by Emma. At 18, she’s already far more mature than some of the adults in the room.

 

Kevin Kaminski, Group Editor

kkaminski@lmgfl.com

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Lifestyle Magazine FL by Kmoros - 2w ago

Where: Grateful Palate, Fort Lauderdale
What: Jewish Federation of Broward County (JFBC), Eastside Division, hosted the second annual Community Mix & Mingle. More than 100 residents, business owners and community leaders attended the event, the largest of the year for the Eastside Division. The soiree featured a cocktail reception with all kosher hors d’oeuvres.

The Eastside Initiative Committee

Jennifer Goldfaden, and Sarah & Brian Karpf

Lisa & David Kasten

Catherine Kohn, Adam Gurewicz, Elissa Tisdahl and Elen Oliveira

David & Michelle Simon, Eav & Jerry Baer

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