FIND THE VERY BEST OF LAUDERDALE LIVING, FROM DINING AND DRINKING TO THE HOTTEST HOTELS AND DEVELOPMENTS, COCKTAIL BARS AND MORE.
One of the pools at Four Seasons. PHOTO BY RICHARD STAPLETON
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND RESIDENCES FORT LAUDERDALE
A light and airy hotel guest room with oceanfront views at Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale PHOTO BY RICHARD STAPLETON
A prime beachfront location on the Atlantic coastline, the new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale addition embodies unrivaled style and service in a modern reflection of the classic yacht club lifestyle complete with contemporary culture-driven cuisine, exquisite interior and exterior design, and leisure amenities. From a signature spa and wellness sanctuary to two horizon-edge pools with daybeds, a dedicated beach area and restaurant and bar experiences, the property offers something for every visitor or resident. Drawing inspiration from its coastal surroundings, renowned architect Kobi Karp taps into Fort Lauderdale’s yachting heritage and winding waterways with the building’s curved silhouette and light and airy color palette. London-based designer Tara Bernerd & Partners helped visualize the common spaces, which are impeccably designed to align with the aesthetic, complemented by gorgeous exterior landscaping and design from Fernando Wong. Paying homage to the Venice of America, the newest property encapsulates the beauty of South Florida living paired with its signature Four Seasons luxurious touch—a place to come stay, relax and indulge. 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @fsfortlauderdale
Redefining waterfront living, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Residences arrives in Pompano Beach. The two-towered residential building offers the best of both worlds, with one side overlooking the ocean while the other oversees the marina. The Marina Tower, which includes 88 luxe residences and 14 private boat slips, provides unmatched sunsets and an array of activities for residents to take advantage of living in the Sunshine State. Developed in collaboration with Fortune International Group and Oak Capital, the new space offers residents a private marina, oceanfront beach club, sports courts and a luxury living experience, unifying the opulence of travel with residential living. Designed by Revuelta Architecture International with interior and landscape design by world-renowned designer Piero Lissoni, the city’s new addition stands tall as the height of luxury. 1380 S. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, @theresidencespompanobeach
This beloved South Florida fast-casual eatery has expanded its repertoire with its first Broward location. Known for its wellness-driven menu, the new Las Olas destination features all the favorites including the all-day breakfast menu, organic acai bowls, salads and more. 221 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale, @puravidamiami
This breezy new dinnertime and cocktail destination is an Instagram dream, designed to perfection and paired with artfully plated dishes and beautiful cocktails. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating and a menu that spans vibrant shareable plates perfect for group dinners. 441 NE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, @holly_blue_ftl
YA MAS! TAVERNA
The interior design of Ya Mas! along Las Olas PHOTO BY SHELBY COOPER
To experience Mediterranean vibes and cuisine without leaving home, head to Fort Lauderdale’s new eatery Ya Mas! Taverna. With chef-driven dishes, a curated beverage program and lively 21-and-over Saturday brunch parties, Ya Mas! captures the spirit of Greek culture in an elevated space. 1103 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @yamastavernaftl
SUSHI BY BOU
For those looking to experience a hip omakase setting at an accessible price, Sushi by Bou is the perfect destination, with a new outpost located on Las Olas. With hip-hop beats keeping tempo in the background, diners get a front-row view of the chef at work as they enjoy a fresh multicourse meal in an intimate setting. 500 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @sushibybou_
HENRY’S SANDWICH STATION
This newly reopened sandwich destination hits all the cravings with a unique focus on small batches, artisanal purveyors and house-smoked and cured meat. With a decadent menu that spans the French dip to Korean fried chicken, the Cubano or truffle Philly handhelds, you’ll get to experience iconic cultural dishes from different destinations around the world in a relaxed setting. 115 NW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, @henryssandwich
The Katherine takes culinary fusion to a new level. Helmed by Timon Balloo, the eatery serves as a love letter to his wife and family. The intimate bistro seats 31 and features a menu that is an ode to simple flavors with dishes such as clam chowder wings, roasted marrow bones and light salads like the heirloom tomato and burrata. 723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @thekatherinerestaurant
Stepping toward a greener future, the plant-based menu features creative dishes such as cauliflower tots, jackfruit wings and vegan sushi rolls. Planta Queen is known for reimagining vegan dishes with flavorful concepts and proving plants have the power to change the world. 1201 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @planta
DUNE BY LAURENT TOURONDEL
A seafood lovers’ paradise, Dune sits steps away from the Atlantic. Led by Michelin-starred chef Laurent Tourondel, the menu incorporates Mediterranean-inspired dishes with freshly sourced local seafood. The waterfront eatery invites guests to feast on mouthwatering plates from mushroom and truffle flatbread to grilled Spanish octopus. 2200 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @dunebylt
TIMPANO LAS OLAS FORT LAUDERDALE
Bringing a new vibrance to Las Olas is this Italian restaurant with a modern-classic menu, craft cocktail list, whiskey program and more. While Timpano has been a Fort Lauderdale hot spot for more than two decades, the Italian staple recently underwent a redesign, opening its doors to an upscale restaurant inspired by art deco and Hollywood glamour. With fresh takes on classic dishes, this is the place to be for a delicious Italian fix. 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @timpanolasolas
Located inside the gorgeous new Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale, Evelyn’s offers sprawling ocean views in a sophisticated, nautical-inspired dining room. With flavor-rich dishes designed for sharing, the eastern Mediterraneanmeets- coastal cuisine concept takes guests on a journey of exquisite flavors and excellent service from start to finish. 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @evelynsfortlauderdale
NO MAN’S LAND
With a tagline that reads “a refuge from the ordinary,” a night at No Man’s Land encourages guests to expect the unexpected. With an expertly crafted cocktail menu, spirits connoisseurs will delight in a vibrant array of creative libations as well as perfected classics like the No Man’s Old-Fashioned. 666 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, @nomanslandftl
Located in a hip rooftop setting, Sparrow is the perfect destination to head to for happy hour or date night. With views of the skyline immersed with retro-inspired decor, the team has created the ultimate setting to embark on an adventure and enjoy cocktails in great company. The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale, 299 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, @sparrowrooftop
With an extensive cocktail and beverage list, The Wilder is known for crafting perfection. From Adventurous to OG Cocktails and bottle service, there truly is something for everyone, as well as The Proper Happy Hour, Up to No Good Thursdays and Sunday brunch service. 710 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, @thewilder_
The Siren of Las Olas
The Siren of Las Olas is one of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s must-see attractions, created by artist Daniel Popper. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SOCIETY LAS OLAS
Visit the Siren of Las Olas, a 14-ton sculpture that invites passersby to explore the magnificent and towering creation.
Known for his work at international music festivals and beaches, South African artist Daniel Popper’s 27-foot sculpture “Thrive” is an Instagram sensation waiting to grace Fort Lauderdale feeds.
Facing the wharf in downtown Fort Lauderdale, “Thrive” is already a must-see attraction. Similar to “Ven a La Luz,” the female sculpture on Tulum’s beach, the permanent art installation is a more urban concept. At the base of Fort Lauderdale’s residential building Society Las Olas, “Thrive” features an enormous opening at its chest, encouraging visitors to walk through the giant’s fern-covered tunnel.
While the “Ven a La Luz” was crafted from wood, the new installation was made with glass-fiber-reinforced concrete. Because of the towering size, the structure was transported via shipping containers from Popper’s home in South Africa and assembled on-site like a giant puzzle.
While Popper shares that the inspiration for the installation came from the women’s liberation movement, he has since received messages from viewers that the piece has opened up a magnitude of emotions ranging from people dealing with loss and grief to others using the photoworthy spot as an engagement destination. 301 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Photography by: Photo By: Richard Stapleton