Timon and Marissa Balloo share a holiday story with their daughters, Sophie and Kirin. Photo by Jerry Rabinowitz

A Very Balloo Christmas

For the holidays, you can't beat home sweet home—especially when the festive feast is prepared by chef Timon Balloo and shared with his wife and daughters in their Plantation home
Aimé Mabika, photographed by Ian Jacob on location at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Meet FLI’s 2022 Men of Style

From entrepreneurial achievements to sartorial savviness, these four men prove to be Fort Lauderdale’s most stylish
José Díaz-Balart. Photography by Jason Nuttle

Reporting for Duty with José Díaz-Balart

For José Díaz-Balart, journalism is at its most powerful when it gives a voice to the silent and the silenced
Slab-building class. Photo by Maxson Media

Seize the Clay at Mingo Makes It

This Fort Lauderdale pottery studio is making the art form accessible to all
Mary Suppa, Amanda Coleman, Zoe Zanidakis, amd Kelly McCarthy. Photography by Ian Jacob

Meet the Women of the Water Taxi

This crew knows firsthand that when it comes to Laudy living, even a tough day on the water is better than the best day stuck inside
Ukrainian artist Lesia Khomenko

Lesia Khomenko Makes an Artistic Impact

An artist flees Ukraine and finds purpose (and refuge) in South Florida
Artist Elyssa Helfman. Photo of Michael Caronchi

Art & Awareness with Elyssa Helfman

The Fort Lauderdale-based artist's series of masterpieces for her brand Endangered Art raise awareness for animals and the planet

Squad Goals at Inter Miami CF

Will professional soccer finally become a thing in South Florida? David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF is betting on it
The 2022 National senior games (often dubbed the Senior Olympics) will take place in Fort Lauderdale this May

The National Senior Games Arrive

The multisport athletic event is coming to Fort Lauderdale May 10-23. Meet one of the hometown athletes to cheer on at this year’s games
Carlos Alsonso, aka “The Squat Doctor,” helps to build his clients’ strength from the bottom up.

Staying Fit and FLI

Our picks for five Fort Lauderdale–based fitness routines to get your mind and body moving
Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson. Photo by FIVB

Power Play with Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson

Meet the volleyball powerhouse (and Fort Lauderdale native) commanding attention both on and off the court
Erika Royal

5 Ways To Boost Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, here are an expert's recommendations to ensure that these principles are part of workplace culture
Hélio Castroneves. Photos by Vanessa Rogers. Shot on location at Room 901 in the Hyatt Centric Las Olas (roomnine01.com)

Hélio Castroneves in the Hot Seat

Hélio Castroneves is banking on having enough left in the tank for a record-breaking fifth win at this year's Indianapolis 500

Some Like It Haute

Silvia Tcherassi and Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi, the mother-daughter team behind Silvia Tcherassi, dish on their influences, style advice, and more
Alexandra Grief in the Montce Swim boutique

Alexandra Grief on Montce Swim

How the local designer launched a celeb-favorite swimwear brand out of her Fort Lauderdale apartment
Photo courtesy of Greg Young, founder of the Backpack Barber Foundation

Meet the Backpack Barber

Philanthropist Greg Young is making a difference through his Backpack Barber Foundation, one free haircut at a time
Melissa Etheridge. Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

Powered by Plants

Avowed vegan and multiplatinum rocker Melissa Etheridge headlines a Fort Lauderdale luncheon hosted by Maggie Viola and Albert Balido
Maestra and musical director Sebrina Alfonso has led the orchestra since 1997. Photos by Steven Shires

The Return of South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Maestra and music director Sebrina Alfonso and president and CEO Jacqueline Lorber chat about performing amid a pandemic and more
Jessica Harvey, photo by Austen Amacker

South Florida’s Guardians of the Green

Meet four locals working to preserve the health of our planet and the ecology of the Sunshine State
Tyler Herro for Palm Beach Illustrated, Aventura Magazine, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, and Naples Illustrated, photo by Riocam543A3032

Super Herro

After bulking up and perfecting his game in the off-season, the Miami Heat's Tyler Herro is shooting for a championship run

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