At Smoke on the Water, a 1,000-foot walk-in humidor with more than 250 imported, hand-rolled, and flavored cigars provides endless fodder for spicy smoke-curl creations. A covered patio on the waterfront overlooks kaleidoscopic sunsets, and bar-side, overstuffed armchairs pop antacids to relieve the results of their gluttony. Unoccupied mouth corners finally find tenants in the form of snug, seal-emblazoned cigars, including Dominican Republic Montecristos ($10–$13) and Cuban-style Padrons ($10.95–$39.95). Fruit fiends can relish a mango-margarita-flavored cigar ($3) or a 50-gram pack of Fantasia Raspberry Kamikaze hookah tobacco ($7). Bartenders pour specialty mixed drinks from the full bar, as well as oak-aged whiskeys such as the 12-year, single-malt Macallan ($12). DJs spin scintillating tunes on Friday nights, and a full-time jukebox inspires swiveling hips to hula-hoop with oversized smoke rings the rest of the week.
Michael Gordon and Vaughan Lazar wanted to make an impression without leaving behind an imprint. Noticing an apparent lack of casual organically inclined restaurants, the duo decided to create an eco-friendly eatery that featured familiar pizzeria staples with a socially responsible twist. Each pizza begins as a disc of freshly kneaded dough made with organic grains and flour and a layer of zesty sauce that contains an also-organic blend of vine-ripened tomatoes, herbs, and spices. The chefs also source ingredients from local producers to populate a menu of two dozen topping options, including free-range chicken, portobello mushrooms, and soy mozzarella. Along with these pizzas, they create sandwiches and salads that appeal to vegan and gluten-free diets.
In addition to working almost exclusively with suppliers and producers that value environmental sustainability, Pizza Fusion adheres to eco-conscious practices at each of its locations. The staff recycles every pizza box it can and serves food in cornstarch-based containers that biodegrade in as little as 50 days. Even the buildings minimize their environmental impact by recycling heat from the ovens and using it to warm the restaurants and prevent snowman infestations.
The medically supervised slimming programs drafted at Dream Diet Weight Loss Centers are built from a low-calorie diet, a realistic exercise plan, and FDA-approved medication or herbal supplements. The clinic's physician looks at each patient's health stats, such as BMI, metabolic and lipid profiles, and blood pressure box scores, to determine the best way to manage excess weight. Alexia Echevarria of The Real Housewives of Miami has embarked upon her own mission to lose a few extra pounds with the Dream Diet, sharing her progress with South Florida's TV and radio outlets.
Inside Learning Express Toys, children of all ages can find a host of entertaining and educational toys designed by brands such as Lego and Scientific Explorer. Seven days a week, staff members share their enthusiastic attitudes as they help children and parents peruse dolls and accessories, brain-stimulating word games, or science kits that fuel interactive learning. The store frequently holds special events for festive occasions, such as Father's Day and Lego Day, hosting such costumed characters as Santa Claus and welcoming royal delegates from the King of Legoland.
Originally a clearinghouse for the glamorous Saks 5th Avenue department store, Saks 5th Avenue OFF FIFTH has blossomed into a universally respected retailer of high-end clothing and accessories for women and men. Like the fact that neckties can work in a pinch in a ribbon-dancing competition, Saks 5th Avenue OFF FIFTH is one of the fashion world's best-kept secrets with its deep discounts on apparel and accessories from more than 800 different top brands and respected designers, such as Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, and Halston Heritage. Guests shop in-person or online for faux or real fur pieces, timeless cropped leather jackets, luxurious handbags, slim-fit suits, and on-trend shoes.
Thousands of miles separate India from Florida, but the fashion world can be far more accessible and affordable than the real one. For a case in point, look no further than Gro Styles, a chic Indian boutique with locations in Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale. Rack after rack of colorful saris?many covered in sequins or embroidery?line the walls at each store, as do sparkling necklaces. Pair these accessories with a flattering skirt or tunic.