Built Tough

Driving through Fort Lauderdale, one sees familiar sights: Coconuts restaurant, Broward Health hospitals, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Boatyard restaurant. Not only are they all embedded into the city’s landscape, they’re all projects that builder Grey Marker has had a hand in over the years. As he says, “It’s very rewarding to be a … Continue reading Built Tough

Core Concepts

On the brink of opening a new wellness facility, trainer Renato Silva is making fitness goals attainable. Fitness trainer Renato Silva, every day is filled with a series of numbers: reps, sets, pounds, time—even the names of his businesses. The owner of 2.2 Fitness and the soon-to-open Gravity 21 chose the numbers for very special … Continue reading Core Concepts

Taking Notice

Lori Pratico and Elizabeth Sanjuan are breaking barriers with Girl Noticed, a nationwide mural project aimed at spotlighting the role of females in today's society. On the whitewashed wall outside of Beachside Montessori Village in Hollywood is a mural of a young girl sitting cross-legged, looking down at a sign in her hands that reads, … Continue reading Taking Notice

Bon Appetit

What Chef Giovanni Rocchio of Valentino Cucina Italiana once considered his job has become his obsession Just south of downtown Fort Lauderdale is an unassuming white building with a metal sign out front announcing "Valentino." Once inside, it's like falling into a rabbit hole. In the middle of this Italian restaurant is an open kitchen … Continue reading Bon Appetit