The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

The 12 Minute Escape

What:

A new rest & relaxation treatment called “Timeless Capsule” at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and yes, it only takes 12 minutes. The question is: does it really work?

Why:

My daily life is crazy. It goes something like this…

Alarm, iPhone, computer, coffee, eat, work-out, shower, sit in traffic, get to work, hair, make-up, meet early writing deadlines, live television, eat, meet late writing deadlines, live television, drive home, sleep, repeat.

In between those moments — there are blogs to be written, pictures to be taken, social media postings to be tended to, a boyfriend to spend time with, a dog to be loved and a life to be lived. Who has time for rest & relaxation?

Well, according to the good folks over at Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (who’ve just given their spa a gorgeous renovation,) I actually DO have time.

Maybe not a lot of it, but just enough to give myself a much-needed break during one of my hectic days.

It’s called: “Timeless Capsule” and it only takes 12 minutes.

It’s a specialized seating area of the spa featuring two massage chairs.

One is called “Fusion + Studio” — the other — “ZG Recliner.”

I chose the recliner because it reminded me of something you would see on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, plus it promised a zero gravity-like effect. I always wanted to be a stylish astronaut.

BTW, during your quick beauty fix there’s no disrobing, sticky oils or excess creams that usually leave you looking like a hot mess.

Instead, you just wear your work clothes and have a seat. Once you’ve reclined (under the watchful eye of a therapist,) your scalp or neck and feet are rubbed into submission and the “ZG Recliner” does, in fact, suspend you into a neutral position.

During my time in the pod area, the pain I usually feel in my lower back, hips and knees grew weaker until it eventually subsided and before I knew it, I was surprisingly relaxed. It was H-E-A-V-E-N.

Tonight on Deco Drive, we’re featuring the “Fusion + Studio” chair as well, which uses sight, sound, touch and smell to relax you. Don’t miss the show at 7:30 & 11:30pm as we get totally zen (in no time at all.)

Life is busy, I get it, but taking time for yourself is as important as all the other stuff, even if it means squeezing in “The 12 Minute Escape” and yes, it works; that’s why it’s one of my Favorite Things.

Where:

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
One Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/south-beach

Be Social

FB: @ritzcarltonsouthbeach
IG: @ritzcarlton #SouthBeach
Twitter: @RitzCarlton #SouthBeach

A woman’s beauty is not a gift to man – only a bribe.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photographer: James Woodley Photography
dress: @bcbgsouthbeach
jewelry: @yvonnerose.shop
purse: @stevemadden
Styling: Jackie Kay
Grooming: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “Recliner” Auerbach

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

Shireen’s Spotlight: The Rusty Pelican

What:

Saturday morning Brunch at one of Miami’s most famous eateries: The Rusty Pelican.

Why:

Everyone knows about “The Rusty Pelican”…

It’s one of Miami’s most spectacular jewels, with sweeping water views highlighting the decadence of the Magic City skyline.

I’ll never forget the first time I dined there; I was absolutely mesmerized by the place. That was over ten years ago and a lot has changed since then.

Over the past year, the restaurant has undergone a major overhaul, recreating itself by updating its bar, dining room and menu.

Spotlighting dinner or brunch was a tough decision, but those exquisite water views and new brunch menu items helped make up my mind (don’t worry, I’ll go back for dinner.)

“The Rusty Pelican” has a really diverse bar menu, with Classic & Specialty Cocktails, but it was the “Gin & Tonic” section that really caught my eye.

Gin seems strong and tough to drink in the morning; in this case, it’s anything but. They use sophisticated Gins that will leave you satisfied and refreshed…

The “Thyme & Apricot” is the perfect example (made with Ford’s Gin, Thyme, Simple Syrup, Apricot, Green Peppercorn’s and Elderflower Tonic.) This drink not only looks like a summer day, it tastes like one, too.

My favorite, “RP Gin and Tonic (2017 Miami)” named after the Rusty Pelican, is made with Hendricks Gin, Fever Tree Tonic, Grapefruit, Black Pepper and Fennel. Fresh, light and easy on the eyes, it’s a MUST-TRY if you like something strong and delicious.

If you’re looking to stay cool while enjoying the sizzling summer view, go with the hydrating “Agua De Coco” (made with Bacardi Coconut, Coconut Water, Coconut Syrup Lime and Mint.) This drink is vacation in a glass and you can barely taste the rum. Gulpers beware.

Being a New Mexico girl and all, I’m a sucker for a good Huevos Rancheros breakfast and RP’s Executive Chef, Jim Pastor, really takes it up a notch by adding CRAB!

The “Crab Huevos Rancheros” is plated with three towers of deliciousness. Those towers include…

Pinto bean and Jalapeño puree, Organic Tomato Salsa, Blue Corn Tortilla, Cheese and one Egg Sunny Side up.

My mouth is watering just writing about it. It’s actually one of their most popular menu items, and for good reason, too. Instead of a slop of beans and what-have-you, the flavors are well-balanced and meticulously presented.

If you prefer sweet instead of salty, the “Hazelnut Chocolate Ricotta Pancakes” are moist and decadent. The Gold Dusted Cakes are topped with Mint Whip Cream and decorated with Blackberry Molasses Syrup and Strawberry Sand.

But WHY choose? If you like sweet and salty, go for the “Fried Chicken and Waffle”. Mmmmm…. this was mind-blowing and can easily be shared.

Made with an Organic Half Chicken, Orange Cinnamon Waffle and Blackened Grilled watermelon, you won’t be disappointed. The Sriracha Maple Syrup is the icing on the cake, so to speak.

“The Rusty Pelican” is one of those special places in Miami that you just have to experience.

If you want to see our city in all its glory (water, buildings, sunshine and blue skies,) while sipping on gin and eating a fantastic brunch, head to Key Biscayne and make an afternoon of it. “The Rusty Pelican” is definitely worth it and that’s why it’s one of my Favorite Things.

Where:

The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Reservations: 305-361-3818

When:

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm / Bar 11am-12am
Friday & Saturday 11am-12am / Bar 11am – 12am

$6 Valet Service

Be Social:
IG: @rustypelicanmiami
FB: @rustypelicanMiami
Twitter: @RustyPelicanMI

www.therustypelican.com

You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.Joseph Campbell
Special thanks to Gita Shonek
James Woodley Photography
dress: @anntaylor shoes: @Schutzoficial clutch: @hm
Hair & Make-up: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “Mmmmm” Auerbach

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

A Stylish SoFlo Soiree

What:

A fashionable gathering at The Betsy Hotel celebrating Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter Trends 2017 with Fashion Group International of South Florida.

Why:

I’m always inspired by the world around me, especially stylish people and the chance to spend the afternoon with “Fashion Group International of South Florida” (A.K.A the movers and shakers of Miami fashion,) was no different.

The organization, which is a global, non-profit, professional group, is made up of people who help one another turn their stylish dreams into a fashionable reality. FGI also gives its members access to people who have insight into what’s going on in the fashionable world around them.

Enter: Shireen’s Favorite Things & Deco Drive TV.

As a Television Host/Fashion Reporter & Blogger, I was invited to take part in a special Q&A , alongside my stylist, Jackie Kay, about what’s going on in the world of Miami Fashion.

For about an hour (which was moderated by the amazing Tara Gilani, also known as the Trend Tracker,) we talked about clothing, accessories, shoes, social media, red carpets, movies, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, politics and art, and how all of these topics shape the world around us and, in turn, produce fashion that’s more fluid, open, textured and incredibly provocative.

That’s exactly what the Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2017 Trend slide presentation expressed, too. When the group gets together, they view Haute Couture slide shows of the latest and greatest runway fashions from Milan, Paris, New York City, just to name a few.

In television, we tend to talk AT people, giving them all important information. I can’t help but wonder, though, if sometimes we’re truly listening. These days, information comes at a breakneck speed and having a conversation isn’t always the way we go about journalism, but the Q&A at the event was exactly that — a conversation.

And something I appreciated and learned from. Despite having strong opinions, I respect what others say; it opens up a much-needed dialogue in my mind about the all important ideas of what others think and feel.

Fashion isn’t just about what you put ON your body, it’s about the emotions it inspires, hence the “lifestyle” aspect of how designers promote themselves in this day and age.

Each blog I write is inspired by a happening in my life, but this one was also inspired by the look I chose to wear.

I saw the dress about a month ago on BCBG’s (South Beach) Instagram page. I fell in love with its romantic personality and boho sensuality.

With the help of my good friend Marina (who helps style me for BCBG,) we put together this special look and I knew I wanted to wear it to “A Stylish SoFlo Soiree”.

In a world where everything is changing at a rapid pace and what we feel, think and do about it actually matters, it’s nice to enjoy an afternoon with like-minded people who want more than just a nice outfit but also, a meaningful display of artistic expression…

And that’s why “A Stylish Soflo Soiree” is one of my favorite things.

Where:

Learn more about Fashion Group International at www.southflorida.fgi.org.

Be Social:
Twitter: @FGISouthFlorida
IG: @fgisouthflorida
FB: Fashion Group International, South Florida

Shot on location at www.betsyhotel.com
IG: @thebetsyhotel FB: @thebetsyhotel Twitter: @TheBetsyHotel

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.Robin Williams
Photographer: James Woodley Photography
dress, jewelry, belt, bag & shoes by BCBG South Beach @BCBGSouthBeach
Styling: Shireen & Marina
Grooming: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew (“Mover & Shaker”) Auerbach

special thanks to Marina of BCBG/Herve Leger & Tara Gilani

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Shireen’s Spotlight: Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

What:

An amazing Friday night dinner at “Lightkeepers Costal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails,” a new Key Biscayne eatery sure to transport you to seafood heaven (especially when you try the LIGHTHOUSE TOWER!)

Why:

I first met Chef Raul Del Pozo a few years ago at a popular South Beach eatery where he was diligently breathing new life into an already creative, over-the-top menu.

No easy task, but he did it without breaking a sweat and I knew then his talents were undeniable, but that’s not all…

With his warm personality, extensive knowledge of food and passion for South Florida fishing, we hit it off.

I mean, not that I fish or anything, but someone has to EAT what Chef is catching. With that being said, I had a hunch it wouldn’t be long before he was on to something else…

That something is called: “Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails” (located inside The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne).

The new restaurant, which is modern, clean and sophisticated, is the perfect place for the progressive Del Pozo to stretch his culinary muscle and of course, I couldn’t wait to Spotlight it.

On a busy Friday night, I was greeted with a warm hello, shown to my table and swiftly handed a glass of bubbly. They sure know how to make a girl feel special (sip, sip, sip). BTW…

“Crafted Cocktails” is in the actual title of the restaurant and for good reason: their drinks are these incredible blends of top shelf liqueurs mixed with fresh herbs, fruits and syrups — all presented with great pride and yes, they’re extremely pretty.

The “El Farito” (made with gin, Elderflower liqueur, lime juice, mint, cranberry + cucumber syrup and tonic) was fresh, fizzy and fashionable. The drink matched my outfit, said the fashion blogger and honestly, I couldn’t have planned it better myself #Drink&DressOnFleek 😎

The “Loggerhead Lavender,” which is a tribute to the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle, is swimmingly special (made with gin, raspberry liqueur, Lavender + Lime syrup, pineapple and ginger beer.)

Just in case you’re wondering, you can find the sea turtles putzing around Biscayne Bay. It’s always magical when you spot one and the drink has the same effect, too.

If you like strong and sexaaay, “The Tequesta” is sure to grow hair on your chest and then some. With a meaty mix of Mezcal, Three Chili Syrup and hand-pressed grapefruit juice, you’ll be buzzing with way more than excitement.

I almost called it a night after one bite of the fluffy and fabulous “Sleeper’s Wife’s Biscuits” (served with Keez Beez honey butter & bacon essence.) If you like carbs, save your calories for this dish — as the kids say these days: “This is giving me life!”

The “YellowFin Tuna” (with pickled himeji, cucumber, radish and soy cure) was perfectly plated, not to mention fresh and delicious. The beauty prize of the night, though, goes to the “Beets + Burrata” salad (made with roasted raw beets, rocco’s burrata, heirloom cherry tomatoes, foraged mushrooms, pumpkin oil.) Not only was it gorgeous, I gobbled it up like nobody’s business and I’m not even a beet lover.

From the Crudo part of the menu, I tried the “Hamachi” (made with passion fruit, yuzu kosju and sweet melon.) If you like raw fish, it’s excellent.

The savory “Pork Belly Chicharon” (with salsa picante, and garlic aioli) are lollipop bites of salty goodness and if you’re up on the latest food trends, “Grilled Spanish Octopus” (served with wakame, poached cherry tomatoes and charcoal potatoes) is calling your name.

I died and went to steak heaven when I had a bite of the “Jackman Ranch NY Strip,” which is a 30 day dry-aged masterpiece. A lot goes into perfecting its quality and taste — it’s absolutely one of the best steaks you’ll ever bite into.

If you prefer fish, the “Local Snapper” (served with baby zucchini, sun choke, kohlrabi and key lime preserve,) is a good option and last but not least, there’s the …

Drumroll please….

“LIGHTHOUSE TOWER”, a decadent three tiered serving of east + west coast oysters, Key West Shrimp, Alaskan King Crab, Cedar Key Clams and Yellowfin Tuna. This is great for a special occasion or a shareable treat for the entire table. Its presentation and taste is fit for royalty and come on, who wouldn’t wanna snap a social media pic of this gigantic and gorgeous seafood extravaganza?!

Believe it or not, I saved room for dessert, proving to myself that I’ve officially become a professional eater. 😎

The “Key Lime Cheesecake” with strawberries and meringue is a nice twist on a South Florida favorite. If you prefer something richer, try the “Chocolate Plantain Cake;” the sea salt and caramel ice cream really takes it to the next level and if you’re a fried dough lover (because who isn’t?) A “Bucket of Beignets” (with Passion Fruit + Valrhona Chocolate Sauces) will leave you starring in your own version of “When Harry Met Sally”
Because everyone will want what you’re having.

If you want a true foodie experience, “Lightkeepers Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails” should be on your list of places to check out in the Magic City. It’s truly a diverse “Surf & Turf” experience, helmed by one of the best young chefs in Miami and that’s why it’s one of my Favorite Things. Cheers!

Where:

Lightkeepers
inside “Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne”
455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

Reservations: 305-365-4156

When:

Sunday-Thursday 7am-10pm / Bar: Midnight
Friday & Saturday 7am-11pm / Bar: 1am
Ladies night is every Thursday and features a live D-J coupled with champagne and oysters (both are priced at $1) yes, you read that right!

Be Social:
FB: @LightkeepersMiami
IG: @lightkeepersmiami
Twitter: @LightkeepersMIA

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami/key-biscayne/dining/lightkeeprs

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.Mary Anne Radmacher
James Woodley Photography
Styling: Jackie Kay
outfit by www.bcbg.com
Hair & Make-up: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “Sexaaay” Auerbach

My New Miami Vice (and a few other things that happen to be on my mind.)

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

My New Miami Vice

What:

Writing a heart-felt obituary, standing up against an online bully and falling in love with Michele Lopriore’s popular wing-tip oxford. (Yes, it’s been a busy few weeks since my last post.) 😁

Why:

Writing an obituary sucks; not just for the people grieving, but for the reporter who doesn’t really KNOW the person they’re writing about, at least in the traditional sense.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had my head lodged in front of a computer, carefully crafting an obituary for a famous person who isn’t even dead yet. I know, I know, it sounds morbid, but it’s actually a compliment.

At least coming from us news types.

When you leave your mark on the world, especially if you’re a member of the rich and famous, you can’t show one ounce of mortality. Even a small dose of it can leave the press on high alert.

As a journalist, I can tell you “The End” is pretty significant when it comes to storytelling; even the anticipation of it. Right or wrong, it’s the world we live in and something I’ve grown accustomed to dealing with, although I do still have my moments…

Especially when my boss slinks up to me from across the Newsplex and whispers: “Sandoval, you need to write an obituary on so-&-so.” I act surprised and say: “Are they dying? Are they dead yet?” He always gives me the same look. I call it the “get your head out of your derrière look.” I used “derrière” to be polite.

Like a good reporter, I do the research, read, watch, listen; searching for the most compelling moments of the persons life.

Then, I do a few drafts combining facts, highlights and low lights. Adding some magic is a must, too. After all, it’s Hollywood we’re talking about.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but this last obituary really did a number on me. After dividing the person’s life into six decades and some change, the party was basically over or at least it seemed that way.

It made me sad, irritated and overly emotional. The piece came out good, but after it was edited and filed “in waiting,” I felt bad. Icky. Depressed.

Making matters worse, over the next few days, I saw the person everywhere: on the cover of a magazine in the grocery store check-out line, on a national morning show talking about a new project, even guest starring in a movie special on my favorite cable network, HBO.

He/she sure didn’t seem like they were dying to me…

But neither did Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson or Joan Rivers. I realized, however sobering the obituary, the point was to be prepared and we were.

Also…

After breaking down the person’s life, I realized for the first time in mine, there were probably more decades behind me than in front of me, although the “Guinness Book of World Records” can really give a girl hope.

Not that I would look forward to being the oldest woman alive. I don’t think there’s enough botox in the world to keep me going until 117 (which happens to be the age of the oldest person on the planet. I looked it up.) 👵🏻

By the way, I realize I’m not entirely special here and that at a certain age most people come to this realization, but I have to admit, I’ve been acting a wee bit crazy because of it.

Some people call it a “mid-life crisis” — I call it “more shoes” (at least more than usual,) “more carbs” (spaghetti with marina sauce and fresh parmesan cheese) “more vodka and soda” (with extra lemon AND lime; why choose one?) And more of NOT turning the other cheek.

Without going into too much detail (because frankly, it’s not worth it), a woman attacked my appearance on social media the other day.

In TV, we’re taught to look the other way and not respond because it adds fuel to the fire and you just can’t win or maybe the hater is just looking for attention …

Believe me, I get it, BUT it really depends on what the person is saying and WHERE they’re saying it. I do not and will not tolerate any kind of cyber-bullying.

Look, if someone doesn’t like my outfit or thinks I shouldn’t have made a joke on Deco Drive and has genuine constructive criticism, that’s one thing; but a mean-spirited attack on how I look is another.

Especially when it’s on my OWN Facebook page. People get brave behind a computer, spew hate and it’s NOT RIGHT. So…

I stood up for myself and told the nay-sayer (in so many words) to take a hike and not a scenic one. I wasn’t rude or mean; who wants to be what they’re trying to deflect? I was, however, true to myself and you know what? It felt GOOD.

Say what you want, when you want and how you want to your own friends and family. Heck, put it on your own social media, but why would you come to MY page and attack me? SMH.

In this crazy age of Twitter, IG & FB, it’s easy to forget while swiping, liking and re-tweeting, there’s an actual person on the other side of that phone and/or computer. One with feelings, hopes, dreams and only a certain amount of decades behind or in front of them. We’re all creatures of humanity, are we not?

Anyway…

During all this mid-life crisis stuff, I was also thinking about my next blog: “My New Miami Vice” featuring wingtip loafers from Michele Lopriore Shoes and, how I’d actually go about writing it.

Then it dawned on me: at the “sole” of the blog (other than a stunning pair of bowling shoes) was another unexplainable shift in my behavior.

I live, eat and breath fashion, especially shoes, but I’m not always practical in my styling choices. Beauty is pain, no? At least it is for me. I try for comfy heels, but it doesn’t always work out that way. (I digress.)

When I first walked by Michele Lopriore Shoes at Brickell City Center downtown Miami, I was mesmerized by a pair of wingtip loafers in the window.

As I walked closer, I saw them in a variety of vibrant colors: red, blue, orange, pink and green. The shoes practically screamed “Miami!”

They had an incredible mix of textures, too, like linen, suede, sparkles, tassels etc. Once I tried them on — it was a done deal.

My foot easily slipped into the soft and supple shoe. Its bold wedge added extra comfort. It felt like — HEAVEN.

Was it really possible that I liked a Chic effortless loafer? Who was I? And where were the stilettos I had walked in with? Oh yeah, I stuffed them into my purse so I could wear “My New Miami Vice.”

I have a feeling those stilettos are going to be joining the decades behind me. Can you blame me? I never thought I’d feel beautiful in a loafer, but I did and do. Heck, my body feels better, too.

Michele Lopriore Shoes, which is new to Miami via Milan, is known for its exceptional Italian craftsmanship. The designer himself (Michele) has been perfecting his talents for 30 years. Translation: he really knows what he’s doing!

When you put on a pair of his shoes, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. The best part? You don’t have to sell an organ to afford a pair. It’s a good thing, too, because mine are running low 😆.

Don’t miss Deco Drive tonight at 7:30/11:30pm as we go inside Michele Lopriore Shoes to try-on their latest loafer trends. And…

Don’t worry, I’m not giving up on my heels just yet, but a girl does need a little down time every now and then — literally — and that’s why “My New Miami Vice” is one of my favorite things.

ps: The obituary is still in waiting.
pps: I blocked the hater.
ppps: I’m still having a midlife crisis.

Where:

Michele Lopriore Shoes
Located on the 2nd floor of Brickell City Centre
701 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL. 33131

When:

Monday- Saturday 10am-9:30am
Sunday 12-7pm

Be Social:
IG: @michelelopriorebrickell
FB: @micheleloprioreshoes

www.micheleloprior.it/en

They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were beautiful shoes.Imelda Marcos
Photographer: James Woodley Photography
All loafers provided by Michele Lopriore at Brickell City Centre
Hair & Make-up: Odett Hernandez
Digital Editor: Jessie Neft-Swinger
Editor: Matthew “Flats Are Where It’s At” Auerbach