Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 119
York strip steak, eggs, potatoes, biscuits,
and a bottle of Dom Pérignon.
10 AM: Downtown Fort Lauderdale's vibrant hub is Las Olas, a wide boulevard lined with family-owned boutiques
and fine-art galleries. Find colorful resortchic attire at J.McLaughlin and Italianinspired menswear at Moda Mario. Good
news: Most of the galleries here ship artwork worldwide, so browse freely at venues
such as Las Olas Fine Arts, which features
contemporary works from more than 40
painters, sculptors, and photographers.
11 AM: Just off Las Olas, walk two blocks
down Southeast Ninth Street to the
New River and catch the Fort Lauderdale
Water Taxi for a cruise through the canals
that gave the city its "Venice of America"
moniker. Part useful transportation mode,
part voyeuristic adventure, the boat employs a first mate who shares stories about
the famous owners of the million-dollar
yachts and homes that line the waterways.