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Coconut Grove’s Baleen has resurfaced as BALEENkitchen at Solé on the Ocean resort in Sunny Isles. It’s still run by Noble House, an upscale hospitality brand whose properties include Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys. Patrons of the latter will be happy to know that chef Adam Votaw relocated to the mainland for the seafood and local produce concept. Named for the baleen whale, the restaurant tries to keep up with the nomadic creature’s global migrations. A few dishes are lobster sliders, conch chowder and miso-glazed mahi mahi. Dupoux Design’s Caribbean-inspired interiors and terrace with Victorian Key West and marine motifs link to dishes. If the setting feels familiar, the firm designed Seaspice and River Yacht Club. The oceanside addition officially opens August 8.

17315 Collins Avenue; 786.923.9305;


Pulse Art Fair, a satellite fair during December’s Miami art week, launched Pulse360. The invite-only membership service curates cultural experiences in major cities for collectors and other art cheerleaders. Its in-depth tour of two new exhibits at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami happens on August 17. Courtney Casci, the museum’s director of development, will highlight works by Sondra Perry, a New Jersey native who explores black history, technology and identity; and Louise Bourgeois, the late French artist who had a major show here in 2005 when the ICA was MOCA, North Miami. Perry’s “Typhoon coming on” (pictured) builds on J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 painting The Slave Ship through computer animated waves and sound. Bourgeois repurposed a pink fur coat for head sculptures depicting her various emotions.

61 NE 41st Street; 305.901.5272;


In the depth of summer, no one wants to be stuck in a kitchen. Take the family to 1000 North on Jupiter Inlet for its new summer social hour hosted from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Skip sweating over the grill and bite into their prime burgers with Grafton Village cheddar cheese and rémoulade sauce. Start with a dozen East Coast oysters with a seasonally befitting watermelon mignonette, or a chips and dip platter of smoked kingfish, fingerling potato crisps and vegetables. Held in the waterfront eatery’s Tavern on the Terrace, the social hour also features drink specials for draft beer, wine and signature cocktails. The Woods, a nearby restaurant owned by Tiger Woods, also hosts happy hour during the same time—but daily. 1000 North US Highway 1; 561.570.1000;

129 Soundings Avenue; 561.320.9627;


Summer’s slower months allow time for personal growth. Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts complimentary seminars on second Saturdays including “Medicinal Uses of South Florida Plants” on August 11. Clinical herbalist Kilu Horecki shares his specialties of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and western herbalism with native plants like saw palmetto, partridge berry and elderberry. Reserve here. Try a new workout. Faena Hotel’s Tierra Santa Healing House offers cardio kickboxing on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as tai chi on Fridays and Saturdays. Trainer Roel Rivas leads both hour-long classes. If you’re really in an exercise slump, Equinox Brickell instructor Gigi Stoot, pictured, will get you moving (and smiling) at her Saturday afternoon dance parties. Her exclusive blend of hip hop, modern and Latin dance has created a cult following—so arrive early.

2000 Convention Center Drive; 305.673.7256;; 3201 Collins Avenue; 786.655.5570;; 1441 Brickell Avenue; 305.533.1199;

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Elliot Machado

Elliot, born in LA and raised in Minneapolis, has now resided in the Miami area for over 15 years. Prior to selling Miami real estate, Elliot worked with a Minneapolis based company developing high rises that now coat the Miami skyline. This helped shape his passion for all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. Before transitioning to ONE Sotheby’s, Elliot worked for four years as a real estate agent for a boutique firm. His transactions consisted of in-house sales, leases and property management. These transactions immersed him in close to 100 exciting transactions per year giving him extensive knowledge of the Miami–Dade market. As part of the renowned ONE Sotheby’s International Realty network, Elliot has enhanced his best practices while embracing new challenges. He completed his Broker-Associate's license along with being a Price Strategy Advisor (PSA) by the National Association of REALTORS and has a certificate in negotiation by the University of Michigan, which benefits his customers by having a powerful negotiator on their side ensuring the best deal possible. Elliot is the Founder of The Brickell Scoop, which is the largest community social club in Brickell. It's focused on bringing the community together through different initiatives like community service, community outreach and community social hours. This continues to put Elliot in the forefront as one who understands the lifestyle his customers are seeking which is why he was nominated as the 2018 most innovative agent in the country by Inman News and was part of ONE Sotheby’s Top Producer Circle for 2019.

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