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always enjoy our March Home & Design Issue with all its beautiful rooms and furnishings. It gives us a chance to peek inside Boca Raton’s fabulous houses and even steal some design ideas! Cover subject Vern Yip of HGTV fame epitomizes great style and we were fortunate to speak with him about his new Florida beach house, HGTV special, role as “Design Star” judge and upcoming appearance at this month’s Epcot International Flower and Garden Show in Orlando. Read about what he had to say in “Yip, Yip, Hooray!” (page 62). Next, we take you inside two fabulous homes in our community. First we tour a Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club home filled with a vibrant art collection that���s not to be missed. Check out “Art At The Heart” (page 68). Then we step inside a tony 200 East Palmetto penthouse filled with yet more fabulous art combined with modern-yet-cozy furnishings. Be sure to check out “Up High And Personal” (page 78). Also in this jam-packed issue, we showcase the latest and greatest furnishings and accessories for every room in your home. Whether you enjoy kitschy decor in the kitchen or a bit of glam in the living room, we’ve got something for everyone in “Make Rooms” (page 72). We also introduce you to the cutting-edge trend of collecting furniture as design, where a chair or table can be with worth upwards of $100,000. To learn more about this fascinating trend, read “Design Of The Times” (page 90). And with the real estate market starting to rebound, you might be looking to purchase a vacation residence. Before you do, be sure to read “Second Place” (page 84), which provides a roundup of vacation home hot spots. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Our homes are our sanctuaries, so we trust that this issue will inspire you to make your own home even more perfect for you and your family. Flip through the pages and create your own inspiration. Most of all, enjoy spring in Boca and have a fabulous March!

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hile I appreciate (am obsessed with, actually) great home design, working on our March issue led me to think about nesting, particularly when you live with someone. It can be great fun—or tricky business. Before my friend Sherry* married Mark* in 2011, she’d fantasize about meeting a sweet, successful guy who would also cook and—gasp!— even help around the house. “I work so hard it’s exhausting,” she’d bemoan. “It would be so nice to share some of the chores.” When they moved in together, Sherry thought she’d won the lottery. Fast-forward three years, and now she’s not so sure. Turns out, she and the hubby are polar opposites on the neat and tidiness scale. As in: He’s Felix, she’s Oscar. He likes the forks and knives facing the same way in the silverware drawer, while often she just leaves them in the sink. He folds clothing straight from the dryer; she leaves little piles until “the mood strikes her.” He makes his side of the bed each morning and she leaves her sheet in a wrinkled wad. If the Odd Couple were married, Sherry and Mark would be it. “He’ll actually follow me around and critique my cleaning,” notes Sherry, who sees no problem with using the stair banister as a clothing rack. “He drives me crazy, but I know I drive him just as crazy. We haven’t reached that happy medium yet, but we’re trying.” They’re not alone. According to Tina Tessina, a marriage and family therapist, one in three couples experiences similar problems. “It’s a big issue especially with new couples,” she tells today.com. “Older couples—if they stay together—pretty much get it worked out, but new couples struggle over this. Usually it either kills them or cures them.” There are all sorts of theories about why people have different thresholds for messiness or cleanliness, but—assuming one of the parties does not suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder or hoarding

issues—there are things average folks can do. Compromise and communication are key. Are you a neat freak? Discuss the situation with your partner. Don’t shout, insult or accuse, but have a candid conversation about your situation and how it can be modified. Then divvy up chores and practice patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day—and your partner won’t change in one, either. Another tip Tessina suggests is to establish “messy” zones—be they tabletops or entire rooms. Then agree on a time limit for how long that zone can stay messy—and set an alarm. “This takes the verbal nagging out of things,” she tells today.com. Also: Ease up a bit there, Mr. or Mrs. “Unger.” It’s possible, insists clinical psychologist Ellen McGrath on psychologytoday.com. She suggests making a list of the pros and cons of your meticulousness, acknowledging how this may be distancing your partner, and vowing to give up one or two neat “demands” a week. If you’re more of an “Oscar” and want to (semi) reform your ways, try targeting small areas to conquer. Often, people become messy because they’re overwhelmed by the huge amount of cleaning they have to do—so they do nothing. It helps to choose designated spaces for your things, says professional organizer Ariane Benefit, on psychologytoday.com. “If you’re not consistently putting things away, it may be that you don’t like the home,” she says. And try to make the de-cluttering process fun, she adds. Invite a friend over while you organize, turn on some music and pour a glass of wine. Or two. Or as many as it takes.

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Boca Raton fashionistas mark your calendars and fill your tanks for the drive south. “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker will be at Nordstrom in the Aventura Mall on March 8 to promote her new SJP Collection, which includes a line of Italian-made shoes, three styles of imported handbags and a “Manhattan”-style trench coat that complements it all. While it’s not surprising that the fashionforward actress has once again taken to design—she had her now-defunct Bitten line, and once teamed with Halston—it is welcome news for fans. “I’ve taken inspiration from things in my life such as the grosgrain ribbons I tied in my hair as a girl, to the flower accents from the “Sex and the City” wardrobe, to references to classic styles from the late ’70s and early ’80s,” says Parker, president of SJP USA LLC, who will meet with fans and sign purchases for one hour starting at 1:30 p.m. “I’m a firm believer in quality and timelessness and have created this collection with the hopes that women will love wearing it for years to come,” adds Parker, who turns 49 this month. The collection’s 25 shoe designs em-

phasize femininity and are named for her fashion influences: from “Carrie” for her “Sex and the City” role, to “Maud” after legendary designer Maud Frizon, to “Colors,” which she refers to as “the new neutral.” They’re available in a range of silhouettes and heel heights, retailing for $195 to $500. She calls her handbags “functional pieces with a fun and fashionable twist” that easily transition from day to night. The line’s versatile styles are named after Parker’s favorite Big Apple hot spots, including the “New Yorker” hobo shoulder bag, the “Waverly” crossbody and the “Beekman” clutch. They retail from $245 to $375. Parker’s A-line fitted trench coat in khaki or navy incorporates a blush color grosgrain detail, as well as exclusive SJP buttons and a signature print lining to highlight the shoe and handbag collection. It retails for $495. The venture is a collaboration between Parker and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus, who will launch the collection exclusively at Nordstrom stores. It makes sense, when you consider Parker’s love for shoes—and that Nordstrom began as a shoe retailer. For more information, visit Nordstrom.com/sjp.

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AGE OF AQUARIUMS [DESIGN]

Something’s fishy at South Florida’s TeaCups, Puppies & Boutique. Owners Eleonora Bonfini and Donna Piro, who sell pocket pooches to A-listers such as Gloria Estefan, Missy Elliot and Mandy Moore, have parlayed their passion for puffers into an aquarium boutique at their 6,000-square-foot Davie store. They added “Splash,” which sells sea creatures and tank accessories, last December. Bonfini shared with The Boca Raton Observer how the partners in business (and in life) went from teacups to seahorses, and how anyone can incorporate aquariums into their home design.

Why open a fish boutique?

“We would go out every week and buy new corals. It got to the point where we decided to add this to the store to share this with the rest of the world.” What kinds of sea creatures do customers look for?

“It depends. If they want a coral tank, then you need coral-safe fish. We have a seahorse tank; they are slow and beautiful. I love puffer fish; they are adorable, but they eat everything in sight.” Are people as crazy about their fish as they are about their pups?

“Yes they are. We have names for ours.” – Susan R. Miller

You went from one 14-gallon tank at home to nine tanks. What makes aquariums so addictive?

“(They’re) so pretty … it’s exciting to go out and put new pieces in your tank. It’s like decorating a home.” Celebs such as Tracy Morgan and Neil Patrick Harris own elaborate aquariums— how can the average person work a fish tank into their home’s design?

“It’s like a piece of furniture. When you have your tanks custom made you can have them match the decor in your house.”

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MASTER OF MOD Fearless Designer And PartTime Palm Beacher Jonathan Adler Gets Down To Brass TacksBY EMILY J. MINOR onathan Adler, the chic designer who makes lovely everything—pillows, rugs, iPhone covers, furniture, even a cute little canister for your fake eyelashes—was born and raised in New Jersey, but today has a serious affection for South Florida. “In Palm Beach, the sea, the sun and the human oddities all conspire to create a singular, surreal and sublime setting,” he told The Boca Raton Observer. Of course, we agree. But how did this one-time potter become the household name for hip, clean, modern design? Well, Barneys New York bought a few of his clay creations back in the 1990s, and there was no turning back. Today, Adler has 25 design stores worldwide and operates a booming e-business. We caught up with the New York-based designer for a few moments. And guess what? His personality is as fresh and fun as his creations.

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“I’m a restless designer and the more I make, the more I want to make. I’m lucky enough to have the chance to design squillions of things, from pots to chairs to handbags, and I apply the same standard to everything I design: If your heirs won’t fight over it, I won’t make it.” Word on the street is you have a home in Palm Beach. Tell us about it.

“I spend most of my time in New York on Shelter Island, but I like to escape to Palm Beach whenever I get the chance. My apartment there is dreamy, airy and surreal—just like Palm Beach.” What’s hot for the coming season? Any design tips for us?

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every surface, buy a brass lamp and bask in its luxe, warm luminosity.” Tell us about your home when you were a kid.

“I was fortunate to have very creative parents, and the home I grew up in was a perfect expression of who I am today. It was a very groovy, modernist house with rigorously chic furniture.” You’ve done it all—design, reality TV judge, entrepreneur. What keeps you happy? What gig did you detest?

“My pottery professor in college told me that I didn’t have what it takes for a career in pottery. I listened to her, moved to New York, and worked in the film industry. I hated it, was no good at it and got fired from one job after another. I think every creative person needs a naysayer to rebel against.”

You’re married to your partner, Simon Doonan. As someone in the public eye, do you feel it’s your duty to talk openly about gay marriage and gay rights?

“As gay people we’re kind of chosen. Throughout history, gay people have made the world a more creative, interesting, fun place to be. I am open about who I am because I want people to feel brave and empowered and excited to be a part of the tradition.” Tell us about (your dog) Liberace. Is he as entertaining as his namesake?

“Liberace is the star in our household. Neither Simon nor I can hold a candle to his wattage. His most entertaining trick is his ability to place himself perfectly, silently underfoot at all times.” What do you do to relax?

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GOING WITH THE FLOW “Pompeii” Gets Its World Rocked—Not Surprisingly or all its cinematic opulence (digitally generated though it is), destruction on a breathtaking scale, hairbreadth escapes as the ancient world simultaneously collapses from below and explodes in plummeting fireballs from above … “Pompeii” feels like a movie you’ve seen already. A young boy witnesses the savage

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Milo, underplayed by Harrington to the point of seeming dumbstruck, makes Cassia’s heart race, even though she is being pursued by Roman senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland), coincidentally the leader of the massacre of the Celts who 17 years earlier personally offed Milo’s parents while the kid watched. murder of his parents (“Batman Begins,” 2005) by Roman troops, ends up in slavery (“Spartacus,” 1960; “Conan the Barbarian,” 1982) and becomes an unbeatable gladiator, despite pecs that aren’t quite as large as his cellmates’ (“Gladiator,” 2000). Meanwhile, a long-rumbling nearby volcano erupts, sending a shower of flaming rocks raining on the countryside like drone strikes (“Battle Los Angeles,” 2011). Our lovestruck heroes, slave Milo (Kit Harrington) and wealthy socialite Cassia (Emily Browning), along with Milo’s pal and fellow slave Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) make a death-defying dash through Pompeii, outrunning instant obliteration by centimeters (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1981; “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” 2003).

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the forbidden love (“Troy,” 2004; “Romeo and Juliet,” 2013, etc.) so the powerful senator stacks the odds against Milo in the next day’s festivities at the coliseum. But subplots of romance and intrigue tend to fade into the background when the familiar nearby visage of Mount Vesuvius begins to belch lava toward town, and direc-

tor Paul W.S. Anderson, who has made film versions of two video games and one dark comic book, creates a scene of chaos and utter destruction that seems a feasible depiction of what the conflagration might be like in the shadow of an erupting volcano. Then again, it also conjured what it might be like to be trapped in a video game.

The story of Pompeii has always been fascinating—it’s been a tourist destination for 250 years—and the way it was covered with 25 feet of volcanic ash in 79 A.D., preserving details of everyday life during the first century in a time capsule, has taught us much of what we know about the ancient world. This film, despite shortcomings of predictability, an inane depiction of passion between two strangers and frequent implausible heroics, has some things to teach us as well—not the least being the inadvisability of ignoring the intestinal distress of a nearby mountain. O RATED PG-13: contains intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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HOME BUOYS DIY Books Help Get Your Projects Afloat There are homes designed with stunning appointments and furnishings— and then there are homes decorated with unique pieces made by you. The Do-It-Yourself movement has exploded, as evidenced by the proliferation of reality TV shows and books that keep gaining popularity. Whether undertaking a project as simple as rehashing a mirror, or as intensive as renovating a bathroom, the following guides will appeal to novices and veterans alike.

P.S. – You’re Invited By Erica Domesek Think of the most innocuous item and DIY blogger Erica Domesek can find a use for it. To wit: nail polish, perfect for making stripes on wine glasses. Domesek has shared her advice on “Rachael Ray,” “The Martha Stewart Show” and 38

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the “Today” show, and now offers it in her 155-page book featuring DIY accessories and fashions specifically for parties and events (colorful Mexican fiestas, girls’ game nights, afternoon picnics, etc.). The book includes step-by-step project instructions and a shopping guide outlining the author’s favorite resources, from hardware stores to

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Think of the most innocuous item and DIY blogger Erica Domesek can find a use for it. To wit: nail polish, perfect for making stripes on wine glasses. Domesek has shared her advice on “Rachael Ray,” “The Martha Stewart Show” and the “Today” show, and now offers it in her 155-page book featuring DIY accessories and fashions specifically for parties and events.

companies such as Panasonic, Cisco, Phillips and Heinz. His website (luurdesign.com) contains examples of his design artistry. sure of making things the old-fashioned way. Don’t know how to repair a hem, remove a mildew stain, cook a pot roast or a make hot toddy? This book is for you. Inside you’ll find 100 cooking, sewing, entertaining and cleaning projects, each with simple instructions. Tomczak has written four books and is the entertainment editor for Glamour magazine.

Remodelista By Julie Carlson In the book form of her website (remodelista.com), Julie Carlson offers a “start-to-finish guide to creating your own domestic sanctuary.” And couldn’t we all use a little help with that daunting process? After all, as Carlson points out, the average kitchen remodel requires 2,500 decisions (gulp). Carlson, who founded remodelista.com with three friends, has compiled this home remodeling bible with plenty of advice, from how to deal with a contractor to raising the appeal of a rental property. She writes: “We have made it our mission to demystify home design on all fronts, whether you’re contemplating a complete overhaul, updating a cor-

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A consequence of abundant consumerism is the loss of skills taken for granted by previous generations— and this extends to crafts and home projects. It would have been highly unusual 100 years ago for someone to possess skills so meager that constructing a birdhouse or holiday wreath would present a challenge. These days, even sewing a button or ironing a shirt becomes challenging for many. But Sarah Tomczak is determined to change that, and to show a new generation the value and plea-

Young House Love: 243 Ways To Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love By Sherry and John Petersik Whether you want to repaint a chair or renovate a kitchen, there’s a clever idea for you in this humorous, informative DIY book. Sherry and John Petersik have packed 335 pages with helpful tips regarding cost, tools and easy-to-understand directions. The Petersiks, darlings of the popular Young House Love blog, are transforming their second fixer-upper and have learned a thing or two along the way. Illustrated with more than 400 photos, their book will teach you how to trick out a thrift-store mirror, spice up plain roller shades and create a cozy faux fireplace. Many of their ideas are elementary and can be accomplished in a day, which is part of the book’s charm, making it an excellent resource for beginners. The Petersiks’ best advice: “Make your house work for you. Make it make you smile from ear to ear.” O

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JUSTIN JAMS Timberlake Brings R&B Hits To BB&T Center And AmericanAirlines Arena ustin Timberlake, 33, from a very early age exhibited an uncanny ability to be everywhere at once. Probably from the time he appeared on “Star Search� at age 11, he’s been omnipresent. He performed on “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,� with Britney Spears (his exgirlfriend), Christina Aguilera (with whom he toured), J.C. Chasez (his *NSYNC bandmate) and actor Ryan Gosling. He led the band *NSYNC, which sold 50 million records, and has appeared at the Academy Awards, World Series, Olympic Games and Super Bowl (who can forget that notorious wardrobe malfunction in 2004, when Janet Jackson kept 144.4 million viewers, um, abreast of her fashion choices). He’s also appeared in 18 films, including “The Social Network,� “Friends with Benefits� and “Trouble

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plus Sting’s compositions, “Fields of Gold,” “Brand New Day,” and “Every Breath You Take.” And when Sting’s catalog lurched into reggae with “Love Is the Seventh Wave,” a Simon number continued the genre as the two sang “Mother and Child Reunion.” Simon also played a set of his own songs, as did Sting, both backed by bands that included 14 musicians. Simon, a 12-time Grammy Award winner who entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Simon & Garfunkel in 1990 and as a solo artist in 2001, called the tour “our experiment melding two bands, two styles, two catalogs of songs.” The two musicians are actually longtime friends and for years have lived in the same New York apartment building. According to Huffingtonpost.com the tour was Simon’s idea, and Sting readily agreed. Interestingly, Sting first watched Simon & Garfunkel perform when he was just 15 and called his pal “the master.” O For more information, call 954-8357000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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became a red carpet interview team in 1995, first for E! Entertainment’s Oscar pre-show, then the TV Guide Channel. She now appears with Melissa in their weekly hit series for WE tv, “Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?,” now in its third season. She’s also a successful businesswoman, philanthropist and author.

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to hear those opinions live when she performs her 8 p.m. show on March 1 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Unlike her rise to fame, much of Goldberg’s life prior had been about practicality. Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, her mother told her she wasn’t “Jewish enough� for show business success, so she changed her name to Goldberg. Her first name seems to have arisen out of her spontaneity and the way her humor just explodes from her—like a whoopee cushion. She recalls the days watching “Star Trek� on TV and noticing African-American Nichelle Nichols playing the character Uhura, and commenting to her mother: “Momma! There’s a black lady on TV and she ain’t no maid!� (Later in her career she appeared in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation� TV series.) She now possesses an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and an Emmy, one of very few performers to win all four awards. She’s appeared in more than 150 films and pioneered the altruistic “Comic Relief � shows with friends Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. The comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host continues to be one of America’s most popular entertainers. O For more information, call 305-9496722 or visit arshtcenter.org.

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When It Comes To House Hunting, Real Estate Agents Often Become Marriage CounselorsBY SUSAN R. MILLER hey say three of the most stressful events in one’s life are death, divorce and moving. In some cases, the latter can contribute to the first two. While therapists can play big roles in helping you get through the death of a loved one or a bitter breakup, when it comes to buying a home it’s often a real estate agent who takes on the role of marriage counselor—because couples often disagree about what they want. Claire Sheres has encountered such couples more than once. “I try to watch them and listen to

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them. I know what their family life is like by the time I spend a half a day with them,” says Sheres, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Boca Raton. “I am a neutral person so I can help.” She recalls working with a husband and wife who had different goals—he wanted a house with a dock for his boat, while she wanted a country club lifestyle where she could meet other parents and feel part of a community. In the end, Sheres helped them find a home they loved in a country club community, and then took them to the

marina at her beach club, where they could dock the boat.

Without a doubt the home is still considered the woman’s turf. And I think for the most part the women get what they want.

– Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Cervera Real Estate, Miami

“The husband got his lifestyle and she got hers,” she says. “They have the best of both worlds.”

Couples often begin the homebuying process with lists of wants and must-haves—and more likely than not, these lists don’t jive with each other. When house hunting, women are often more driven by feelings, agree the real estate agents with whom we spoke. “They connect emotionally to a place,” says Gloria Singer, broker of Boca Expert Realty LLC. “For the man it’s just a house.” Women tend to think more about the future, our experts concur. “They’re thinking about where a baby would fit. That space for a MARCH 2014

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life  relations child is a priority for women,” says Alicia Cervera Lamadrid of Cervera Real Estate in Miami. Further, women are in it for the long haul, with 85.3 percent of female home buyers under 35 looking to buy a long-term residence—where they plan to live for more than five years—compared to 73.8 percent of their male counterparts, according to Redfin Research Center, which provides real estate market reports. And while a good school district is important to both sexes, women want to make sure that the school, home and her place of work are all within close proximity in case of an emergency. They’ll also look at nearby parks as places for their kids to play. Men, on the other hand, look at parks as potential jogging areas, or look to see if there’s a gym nearby, says Cervera Lamadrid. Speaking of gyms, when it comes to condo buying, both sexes want a

I try to watch them and listen to them. I know what their family life is like by the time I spend a half a day with them. I am a neutral person so I can help.

good one in their building. Many condos today are adding salon stations so women can bring in their hairdresser without having to schlep the kids to the beauty salon. Men, on the other hand, want to be able to get a massage on premises, so condos are adding the service. When it comes to a home’s interior space, women demand nice kitchens (“whether they cook or not,” Sheres says), plus big closets and a big bathroom, usually with a tub for relaxing. On the other hand: “A guy wants to 52

know he has a great wall for his TV. If there is a man cave, even better,” says Cervera Lamadrid. Men also often want a fixer-upper, while women prefer a home be move-in ready. And, inevitably, one person wants a single-family home, and the other a condo or townhome that requires no yard work. “You have to figure out who the decision maker is and speak to them,” says Singer. But what if there is no one decision maker? That’s when real estate agents put

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– Claire Sheres, Coldwell Banker, Boca Raton

on their mediator hats. For example, if a spouse insists on one home because it has a room that would suit a particular activity, the agent might suggest how a room in another home the couple is considering might be converted to serve that purpose. “I try to make them see beyond what is there,” Sheres says. “They need my experienced eye to realize a particular house might work for them.” And if one spouse is unrealistic in his or her expectations, says Singer, “You have to tell them that ‘for the amount of money you are spending, you can’t get this.’” Most couples reach a consensus when they realize which home provides the most bang for their buck. “Often times it’s the view, geographical convenience or value that’s most compelling,” says Cervera Lamadrid.

“It may not be the least expensive, but it’s the one that brings the most value.” Here’s something else our real estate agents agree on: When it comes to the final decision of whether to buy, women have the upper hand. There’s even research to back this up: Women account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases and are the major influence in the purchase of 91 percent of homes, according to the website, Sheconomy: A Guy’s Guide to Marketing to Women. While it may sound sexist, many men (and women) admit they live by the adage: A happy wife makes a happy life. “Without a doubt the home is still considered the woman’s turf,” says Cervera Lamadrid. “And I think for the most part the women get what they want.” O

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LOUD AND UNCLEAR When Yelling Turns To Shame, It’s Time To Reevaluate Your Parenting ApproachBY DIANNA SMITH t’s probably easier to win the lottery than to find a parent who can honestly say they’ve never yelled at their kids. Nearly every mother or father, no matter how timid or kind, has raised their voice to a deafening tone that would scare the delivery guy away or send a pet running for cover. But these parents—especially moms, who are typically categorized as gentle and nurturing— don’t want anyone to know. Parenting rage in the form of yelling and screaming is a secret many try desperately to hide from neighbors, friends and even strangers because mothers and fathers don’t want others to know that they can lose control of their emotions. “It’s so taboo,” says Lynn Dorfman Volin, a Delray Beach therapist. “A lot of people with

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these issues have shame. They don’t want to talk about their unhappiness or, as parenting issues go, that they aren’t on top of their game.” It may be taboo—but it’s also widespread. And it has repercussions.

of screaming—and sometimes hurling insults— took a toll on the children. When they grew up to be teens, they had behavioral problems and suffered from depression, and in their early 20s experienced dissatisfying romantic relationships.

It’s so taboo. A lot of people with these issues have shame. They don’t want to talk about their unhappiness or, as parenting issues go, that they aren’t on top of their game. – Lynn Dorfman Volin, therapist, Delray Beach

The University of Pittsburgh recently revealed a study of parents and children, and found that while parents have been conditioned not to spank their kids—they still yell a lot. Not surprisingly, researchers found that all those heated moments

That’s pretty serious stuff. So should we, as parents, remind ourselves that every time we yell at our kids we’re a step closer to dooming them to a life of low self-esteem and poorly chosen spouses?

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Everybody wants to judge other people’s parenting without putting themselves in the shoes of the parent. – Janet Sackler, children’s minister and mother of three, Boca Raton

That might be a little extreme, but psychologist Kirk Dougher, director of counseling and psychological services at Florida Atlantic University, says what parents need to do is take a step back and remember: Their children aren’t perfect, and neither are they. “Parenting is intensely frustrating. We all struggle with emotional management,” says Dougher, a father of four. “Any time we repri56

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mand a child there’s hope it will train behavior that will be better for them, but from the child’s perspective it sometimes wounds them.” Janet Sackler, a children’s minister at Grace Community Church in Boca Raton, is a mother of three—ages 19, 21 and 24—and always saw herself as someone who never yelled at her kids. And then the family got a parrot. Parrots like to repeat words and can apparent-

ly sense anger, as Sackler was quick to discover. The family pet over time could anticipate when Sackler was growing mad at her kids and, before she even had a chance to open her mouth, would squawk: “Right now! Right now!” “I was shocked because it was obviously repeating what it had heard and I thought, ‘That’s what I sound like?’” she recalls. “I was awakened to the truth so I started to work on my anger.” She remembers back in the day having an intense fear of being criticized by other parents who may have overheard her yelling at her kids. “Everybody wants to judge other people’s parenting without putting themselves in the shoes of the parent,” she quips. Dougher points out that all parents—even those we perceive as near perfect—worry about what the Joneses think. And it’s not easy for anyone, whether they admit it or not. “We don’t really share what it’s like to suffer as a parent and we don’t say things like, ‘Parenting is damn tough,’” he says. “Because we don’t show that to other people, there ends up being this social expectation that everyone is doing well when they’re not.” And let’s face it. We all get angry sometimes—we raise our voice, purse out lips, clench our jaws. That’s “normal,” says Dorfman Volin. It’s how we express it that we should remain cognizant of. Name-calling and character assassinations (i.e., “you’re so stupid,” “when are you ever going to learn?”) are not OK. “Most times we kind of go into a blind rage and say things that aren’t even relevant,” she says. “So when you’re angry, use words to express why you’re angry and stick to the behavior you’re upset about.” Of course, this academic advice can be difficult to follow when you’ve had very few hours of sleep and are running on stale coffee fumes because your child needed you every time you finally got comfortable in bed. Or when the dishes are piled up in the sink, the laundry baskets are overflowing and one of your kids starts screaming because the other one whacked him in the head. On these days, it seems almost impossible not to yell at your kids. We just hope the neighbors don’t hear us. On such days, Dougher encourages us to “be gentle with ourselves. Some of the best parents brutalize themselves and think, ‘Oh I’m an awful parent,’ but that simply isn’t true.” And every day we learn a little bit more about how to parent the right way. O

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EASY BEING GREEN Artsy Conrad New York Offers City Excitement With An Environmentally Friendly VibeBY LINDA HAASE hen Conrad New York opened its doors two years ago—transforming a staid 16-story Embassy Suites into a stylish, all-suite luxury hotel—it drew rave reviews. Interior Design magazine gushed over the transformation of the Battery Park City getaway: “The hotel avoids the chill of the corporate touch and, in so doing, claims a new list of adjectives: elegant, complex, smart, appropriate, unexpected.” The Hilton brand hotel was also named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2013” as one of the Best New Hotels in the United States, snared TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence Winner award and landed a spot among the “Top 101 Suites of the World” by Elite Traveler Magazine for 2013.

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which occupies the hotel’s top floor with sweeping views of lower Manhattan. The hotel incorporates the wonders of technology with a 24-hour concierge service that’s available at the tap of a laptop key or Smartphone screen. Guests can customize their trip, too: From arranging a wakeup call and airport pickup, to pre-selecting designer bath amenities and scheduling that breakfast be waiting for you after a morning jog—this hotel offers it all. If you’re visiting anytime from spring to autumn, be sure and spend time at the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar, a hot spot on Manhattan’s Lower West Side known for its sophisticated cocktails, creative small plates and views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York Harbor and Hudson River.

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Hooray! CELEBRATED HGTV STAR, ENTREPRENEUR AND FAMILY MAN VERN YIP DOES IT ALL (AND WITH STYLE)

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fter being in the public spotlight for more than 13 years, Vern Yip has a little confession to make. He never really wanted to be on TV. This humble leading interior designer and architect who’s known

for his work on popular do-it-yourself and design shows on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and The Learning Channel (TLC) was quite content with his private, busy life in Atlanta, Ga. He worked 80 hours a week as an intern for an architectural company and finally opened his own firm in 1999. Just one short year later, TV producers came courting and while most stars with his noteworthy stature admit their fame was something they had always wanted, Yip approaches it with a ho-hum attitude because those things weren’t even on his radar.

And now, thanks to TV, he’s able to do that with people all over the world. Throughout the years he’s been a friendly, familiar face on HGTV shows like “Design Star,” “Deserving Design,” and “Bang For Your Buck,” and he’s a regular on the Home Shopping Network, where he promotes his home line. Yip, 45, is also now a part-time Florida resident, as he just finished construction of a vacation home on Florida’s gulf coast in Rosemary Beach. The timing suits him well because Yip plans to visit the Sunshine State this month, when he’ll headline the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival in Orlando. But way before all his success, Yip was fortunate enough to be the original designer of the hit TLC show “Trading Spaces,” 62

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one of the very first do-it-yourself programs on national TV that Yip says paved the way for similar shows today. A producer wanted Yip to audition after learning he had won a coveted Southeast Designer of the Year award in 2000, but Yip graciously declined. The premise of “Trading Spaces” was to redesign a room in someone’s house with a budget of only $1,000 and Yip recalls thinking the show would kill his career. “My clients were very happy to spend $1,000 on a lamp shade,” he says. He turned down the request three more times before finally agreeing to do it. And he’s certainly glad he did. “It was like hopping on a rocket ship. None of us ever expected the show to take off like it did,” Yip recalls. “One

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Yip’s work responsibilities are enough to make anyone run for the hills. He checks off his list of things to do this year just as a child recites his Christmas list. And he does it with the same excitement, the same passion you’d expect from a giddy boy waiting for Santa Claus. Besides his hosting gigs on HGTV, Yip has spent the past 10 months building that vacation home in Rosemary Beach, a new urbanist community that Yip says he’s privileged to be a part of. The 107acre town along the Gulf of Mexico was designed to bring back the notions of community—live, work and play in the

minute I’m struggling to eat more than Ramen noodles as an intern and the next minute I’m walking at the Emmys. It was incredible.” Funny how life works. If it weren’t for that show, fans may not have come to know this smart, meticulous, passionate guy who strangers have welcomed into their homes over the years and trusted to turn their most private spaces into something amazing. So what, you may wonder, finally persuaded him to be on the show? It’s the same reason he’s still in front of the cameras almost a decade and a half later. “I love the idea that great design belongs in everybody’s home,” Yip says. “And I love being part of a television crew. That’s the part viewers at home don’t get to see. You’re creating something but you’re doing it with a group of folks coming together to paint this beautiful canvas. It’s the most fun.” That’s what Yip calls his work—fun. Good thing, too, because he’s been having a lot of “fun” these days. 64

FROM TOP: Vern Yip at home in Atlanta; a living room at Trump Tower Chicago that Yip designed for HGTV’s “Urban Oasis”

neighborhood you live in without having to drive to get anywhere. The entire building and design process— from an empty lot to placing accents in the home—was filmed in just 10 months (it usually takes 18 to build a house) and will be aired as an HGTV special this June. When Yip isn’t focused on his obligations to HGTV, his attention turns to his new fabric collection labeled Vern Yip for Trend, which will be available in brick and mortar stores in August. He says his intention is to offer affordable,

sophisticated fabrics that can be used for home decor. Curtains, duvet covers and throw pillows, you name it, Yip will have a fabric for it. Also launching this year is his home fragrance line, something Yip has always wanted to have. He believes a fragrance makes a home design complete. “I think your home should be uniquely tailored to you and you should feel that this is the ultimate place where you would want to be. That’s the baseline of my design philosophy,” Yip says. “Part of aesthetics is the way it smells. I really want it to be the total experience.” As if all of those obligations aren’t enough, Yip is also a UNICEF ambassador, writes about travel and design for The Washington Post and is a regular on HSN, where it’s common for him to sell out of his 500-thread-count, 100-percent-cotton sheets for $69.99. HSN is also a place where he likes to launch new, creative ideas—like a headboard with dimensions that can easily fit into a doorway or through a stairwell while hauling it to the bedroom. (Yip designed this after moving a client into a home and realizing a headboard for a king-sized bed is the most difficult piece of furniture to move into a house.) His work also takes him across the globe, as he’s traveled to 45 countries in the past six years. Learning about what’s happening in other parts of the world is an important part of design, Yip says. Some places where he finds his own inspiration include parts of Southeast Asia such as Thailand and Cambodia. Though he considers his responsibilities wonderful in so many ways, perhaps his best job these days is being a father to two energetic toddlers. Yip and his longtime partner, Craig Koch, are fathers to Gavin, 4, and Vera (named after Yip’s mother), who turns 3 this month. Both children were born by surrogates and since their arrival Yip’s world has been turned upside down—in a good way, of course. “Everything I do these days revolves

“It was like hopping on a rocket ship. None of us ever expected the show to take off like it did. One minute I’m struggling to eat more than Ramen noodles as an intern and the next minute I’m walking at the Emmys. It was incredible.”

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around my family,” Yip says. When friends learned he was becoming a father, they warned him that life would change, including his perfectly coiffed Atlanta home. All of those nice accessories and soft, pretty fabrics will be ruined, they advised. But Yip laughs and says that hasn’t been the case at all. “It’s exactly the same,” he says. “That’s how I grew up, to appreciate beautiful things.” Still, his home isn’t lavishly formal or uncomfortable. His living room isn’t a museum, he says, but a room where his kids can eat ice cream. He calls home a giant laboratory because it’s a place where he experiments with ideas before launching something new into the world. There are splashes of orange and gray throughout the house because those are his two favorite colors, though gray seems to be his ultimate preference. (“You cannot give me a color that doesn’t work with gray!” he argues.) Yip doesn’t “buy things of the moment” for his house. He only buys “things that I love. I tell people to do the same,” he says. “If you love them, they’re a reflection of who you are and they will endure the test of time. One of the biggest honors anyone should ever have is being invited to your home because when you walk in you are letting them get to know you. Your house becomes a story of you.” Yip has quite a story of his own. 66

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Pieces from HSN’s Vern Yip for Trend collection; Yip working on his new fabric line for Fabricut, which debuts this year

Dream By Design Yip’s parents fled China during the Cultural Revolution and lived in Hong Kong, where he was born. The family ended up in Washington, D.C. when he was just two months old and opened an import business named Lotus because, in the Chinese culture, the lotus flower is a symbol of renewal. That’s why from time to time you may see a lotus flower pattern in one of Yip’s many designs—it reminds him of family, home and opportunity. He’s fluent in Cantonese (and Spanish, too) and his oldest child is learning

thing he did. While this might be expected of a mother, Yip says Vera went above and beyond the call of duty. Yip discovered his love for design when he was a toddler and remembers drawing for hours even before the age of 5. Instead of watching cartoons, he drew floor plans and houses and his mother was so proud that when Yip was 10, she announced she wanted an addition to their home and let her son design the plans. The county they lived in actually approved them. “I think that’s so crazy! What kind of a person does that?” Yip says. “But she had this complete faith in me. Now that I look back, I could’ve done much better but she never questioned it. I try to keep that in mind now that I’m a parent, my mom was so supportive of everything I was interested in.” But she was also influential. And she wanted Yip to be a doctor. “She would always say, ‘If I gave you a litter of puppies to pick from you don’t pick the fluffiest one; you pick the sickest one nobody else wants. You have the disposition to be a doctor,’” Yip recalls. So, being his mother’s son, Yip obeyed her wishes. He was a pre-med student, took the medical college admissions test and got

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Mandarin this year. And though he’s spent most of his life in America, Yip’s sister, who is 10 years older, teases him about his traditional Chinese ways. He is teaching his children to honor their elders—do not call adults by their first names, always offer hot tea, and if you’re the youngest person at the table, you must serve the oldest person first. He learned all of these respectful Chinese traditions from his late mother, Vera. Yip is the first to admit he was a mama’s boy and says his mother was his best friend who supported just about any-

into medical school at the University of Virginia. He spent his school breaks working at the National Institutes of Health, but before starting medical school he realized he couldn’t continue on a path he didn’t enjoy. So he mustered up the courage to tell his mother. And she let her doctor dream go so Yip could chase his dream of design. His mother introduced him to I.M. Pei, a world-renowned Chinese-American architect often referred to as the master of modern architecture. The ChineseAmerican community at the time was small and that connection sent Yip on a mission to succeed. Pei mentored Yip, and Yip followed Pei’s advice and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned master’s degrees in both architecture and management. He worked as a teaching assistant and graduated with two degrees in less than three years. His job out of college paid $24,000 a year for 80 hours a week, but he didn’t care because, “I was so happy. I was doing what I loved.” While on the job one day, the head of interior design noticed Yip’s drawings and said she thought he could be a wonderful interior de-

BELOW FROM TOP: Boulevard candles, part of Yip’s new line; Fusebox, a restaurant Yip designed early in his career; Yip chats with a couple at a previous Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Orlando, where he’ll headline this month

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5. HANG DRAPERY PANELS AS CLOSE TO THE CEILING AS POSSIBLE: “This gives the illusion of maximum height in a space. For rooms without crown molding, this means going all the way up to the ceiling line. If you have molding, hang your hardware and drapery panels as close to the molding as possible.”

1. EMBRACE COLOR AS AN EXPRESSION OF YOU: “Paint is always an easy way to infuse color into a space, but there are other affordable ways. For example, owning several different-colored sheet sets is a great way to add color. Throw pillows and throws are also great ways to rotate different colors onto your foundation furniture.”

6. HAVE WALL-HUNG KITCHEN CABINETS EXTEND TO THE CEILING: “Stopping your kitchen wall cabinets short of the ceiling often creates a dust ledge that will almost never get cleaned. It also creates an awkward space that many feel compelled to decorate with objects that become dust collectors. The primary reason, however, to bring your kitchen cabinets up to ceiling height is to create the illusion of more height in your room.”

2. START WITH A GREAT SPACE PLAN: “At the end of the day, the most successful rooms always come together with function and aesthetics. The best way to get a functioning room is to determine the activities that are going to happen in that space and to create a plan on paper (or on your computer) before purchasing or placing your pieces. This way you can determine the exact size pieces you’ll need while allowing traffic to flow seamlessly.”

7. MONOCHROMATIC ROOMS EXPAND SMALL SPACES: “The biggest thing to look out for with small spaces is having too many contrasting color breaks. When a room is small, the idea is to make it feel larger by having the eye seamlessly travel from one surface to the next without too many visual breaks. This means that the wall color should seamlessly transition to the color of adjacent drapes, upholstery and major pieces of furniture.”

3. LOOK FOR CLOSED STORAGE PIECES: “By closed storage, I mean pieces that have drawers and/or solid doors that can visually hide things that we want to keep around. Open shelving on bookcases and end tables are fine but they don’t visually hide the clutter, so the items displayed on those types of pieces usually have to look decent.”

8. HANG A MIRROR ON A WALL OPPOSITE A WINDOW: “This is the absolute cheapest way to add a window to an otherwise dark room. By hanging a mirror on the wall that is directly opposite a window or other natural light source, you take in the natural light entering the room and reflect it back into the space through the mirror.”

4. HANG ART AND MIRRORS AT 60 INCHES FROM FINISHED FLOORS TO THEIR CENTERS: This provides “a thread of continuity that helps tie these disparate pieces together. When dealing with an art grouping, you should hang that grouping at 60 inches from finished floor to the center of that grouping (If you have a household of exceptionally tall or short people, you may want to adjust that measurement by a few inches up or down).”

9. BUY SOMETHING GREAT WHEN YOU TRAVEL: “People often bring back small, luggage-friendly souvenirs. Instead, consider bringing back one larger, more meaningful treasure that can be incorporated into your home as a permanent reminder of your fantastic journey. I’ll bring an empty suitcase on a great journey to make bringing back design inspiration easier, but I also never shy away from shipping something great that just happens to be too large for my suitcase.”

“My mom was right. I am making a difference, but not in the medical field. I get to help people across the country create homes. And I absolutely love it.”

signer. So she took him under her wing. Turns out she had excellent intuition. When Yip looks back on his career so far, he fondly remembers people like that interior designer, the producer of “Trading Spaces,” and all the others who helped him build the successful life he has today. And of course, he owes much of his happiness to his mother, who died in

2006 after a battle with cancer. She encouraged him from a young age to learn as much as he could because, as she often reminded her son, people might be able to take tangible things from you, “but they can’t take away what’s in your head.” And while he may not have become a doctor, he’s still choosing the sickest puppies of the litter, as his mother described. And he’s still helping people. “My mom was right,” he says. “I am making a difference, but not in the medical field. I get to help people across the country create homes. And I absolutely love it.” O MARCH 2014

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t was “love at first sight” says the owner of an inviting house in Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. “We walked in here and immediately felt it was a happy place.” After many years living in a luxury oceanfront condo, the couple knew exactly what they wanted in their house search. Their dream home had to be on one level and less than 4,000 square feet, have four bedrooms and an open floor plan for easy entertaining. And most importantly, it needed to be light and bright with big windows framing pleasing views. The Mediterranean-style house built

in 1995 in one of Boca Raton’s most desirable neighborhoods ticked all the boxes, though its nondescript, verybeige decor needed serious updating. But the house had “good bones” and a manageable area of 3,705 square feet so they called upon Fort Lauderdale-based Toby Zack Designs, which for 25 years has created sophisticated interiors in Florida, Michigan, New York and South America, to realize their vision of a fresh, contemporary art-filled home. Zack worked with her design team of Jose Arango and Carolina Velasquez to select and create pieces that would result in

LEFT: For entertaining, a dark oak unit on the facing wall functions as a party bar with a built-in wine cooler and refrigerator. Silver chairs by Philippe Starck pump up the glamour. On one side of the room, a range of windows opens to the rejuvenated patio and pool area. On the other side, the room flows easily from the entrance foyer. The homeowner says she appreciates the floor plan. “There are no hidden corners and it’s very welcoming.”

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Art is featured prominently in the home. The oil canvas “Gigi,” by artist Ngurah, is the living room’s focal point for its size and vibrant colors. Other artworks include a steel figurative sculpture by Lawrence Feir, and a Pino Signoretto glass sculpture the couple bought in Murano in Venice. Art provides the only pop of color in the room, which is grounded with a large white sofa and four chairs framed in dark wood and covered in Sunbrella outdoor fabric. ”Everywhere you sit is comfortable,” says the homeowner. “I chose the fabric so we won’t have to worry about the dogs or grandchildren or even red wine spills.” The small table of ebonized ash with bronze legs is by Antoine Proulx from J. Batchelor at DCOTA in Dania.

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Since the homeowner likes to entertain, transforming an old-fashioned dining room into a light and airy space was a priority. Overhead, a striking Luminaire fixture hangs from a soaring 16-foot ceiling while sheer draperies softly filter daylight through the large window. She chose a square textured black oak dining table from Abitare, which is offset by white coach-leather Pellazzoni chairs that can seat eight guests. To maximize wall space, a low white buffet replaced two bulky display cabinets. Carefully chosen art complements the clean pareddown look of “8,” a large still life by Belgian artist Rene Chavelle. On another wall hangs “Sublime,” an oil painting by Buddhi.

ABOVE: An intimate media area is where family and friends can relax. The couch and armchair are covered in durable white Sunbrella fabric, and a white leather ottoman and organic painting, “Waterway” by Miguel Reyes, capture the informality of an indoor veranda. An 8-footlong custom table in dark fine-grain oak from The Toby Collection serves as a simple room divider.

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a contemporary one-of-a-kind home. “This is a little more minimal than other homes I have worked on,” says Zack, whose signature style mixes contemporary and classic modernism to reflect clients’ tastes and lifestyles. “But the result is clean, crisp and classic.” The renovations began from the top, from installing a new roof to sanding and sealing the living area’s original travertine floors. Impact glass went into new windows that were dressed with custom curtains and blinds. Quartz replaced granite in the kitchen and a faux fireplace and mirrored wall were removed from the living room. Fresh landscaping, travertine tiles and a new sum-

mer kitchen transformed the outdoor area into a serene spot for alfresco entertaining. Unfortunately the husband passed away during renovations, but the wife decided to complete the house as planned. After many months of work, she moved in late last year. Once the furnishing was underway, art adviser Dr. Sheldon Sevinor, a family friend, and Marc Johnson of Kevin McPherrin International Gallery in Boca Raton, worked with the homeowner to select an art collection that best suited her taste and complemented the space. A tired 1990s house has been transformed into a visually distinctive retreat that takes its cues from cutting-edge design and vibrant contemporary art. The owner says she loves the house more than ever. “I still get excited every time I walk in the door.” O RIGHT: Zack transformed the original bland bathroom into a showstopper. She moved the tub from the window alcove to create a contemporary look enhanced by freestanding Dornbracht faucets. Shimmering chrome adds a touch of bling, offsetting square sinks, quartz counters and mirrored walls. A LED-lit vanity area, expanded glasswalled shower and smart toilet and bidet create a spa vibe. Ceramic tile floors and walls were replaced with 24-inch marble slabs from the Cavastone Group in Boca Raton. An African Ashanti wood stool from the 1800s lends contrast to the space, as does a Kartell chair covered in a black and white fabric. “I like the hearts in the design,” says the homeowner. “They make it feel a little feminine.”

Double doors open to an elegant, comfortable master bedroom suite featuring custom-designed furniture from The Toby Collection. Swarovski crystal knobs perk up dark oak bedside cabinets topped by brushedchrome lamps with simple white shades. Dark ash hardwood floors anchor paler shades of Pratesi sheets and a headboard and bench dressed in Champagne-colored silk. A beige linen armchair and footrest provide the perfect spot for reading or admiring the room’s artwork. Over the bed hangs “Earth and Sky” by artist Miguel Reyes. The side wall features the beguiling “Woman with Pearls” by Ngurah.

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BRIGITTE LOUNGE CHAIR combines retro-chic elements, sleek brass legs and a happy pop of color. The result: Modern comfort at its finest. Available at jonathanadler.com

MORROW SETTEE in Brussels Charcoal velvet is slim with a curved tapered back that allows for comfort and placement versatility, and makes ideal extra seating. Available at jonathanadler.com

SCALINATELLA COCKTAIL TABLE is crafted of a Carrera marble top with a brass tubular base, and looks equally fabulous in a five-star Manhattan hotel or Palm Beach pied-Ă -terre. Available at jonathanadler.com

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ALEXA CANISTERS in ceramic feature clean lines, gold graphic detail and a high-gloss finish for the ultimate sophisticated accessories. Available at zgallerie.com

PUZZLE TABLE LAMP adds panache to your space with brass-plated metal panels that create a three-dimensional base that’s sure to be a conversation piece. Available at jonathanadler.com

LEXINGTON MIRRORED BUTLER TRAY provides smart storage for favorite wine bottles and glassware. A removable tray, lined with faux crocodile-skin, provides the perfect portable perch for cocktails. Available at zgallerie.com

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NELSON BALL CLOCK was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the iconic Howard Miller Clock Company and this authentic piece is produced by the Vitra Design Museum. Available at dwr.com

OH CHAIR BLUE designed by Karim Rashid puts a fresh spin on a classic contemporary design with powder-coated steel legs that blend seamlessly with its durable polypropylene seat. Available at umbra.com

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SMEG FAB28 ’50S RETRO-STYLE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER is iconic with its vintage color and design, but features the latest in modern technology to keep food and drinks fresh. Available at smeg.com

KALEIDO TRAYS by designer Clara von Zweigbergk are modular, boldly colored steel works of art for a kitchen or dining room—and way too pretty to eat from. Available at dwr.com

OLD SCHOOL SODA GLASSES JUICING DISHTOWEL inspires healthy choices with playful words and whimsical fruit-and-veggie illustrations on absorbent white cotton. Available at crateandbarrel.com

are vintage inspired, with throwback graphics that pay homage to America’s all-time popular soda brands. Available at urbanoutfitters.com

BRIEFCASE GRATER in kitschy avocado by designer Jordan Murphy lets you get to work in style with double-sided graters, a nonslip grip and storage compartment for ingredients. Available at umbra.com

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AQUALA BATHTUB CADDY by designer Luciano Lorenzatti is the perfect bath-time accessory with its built-in wine glass holder, foldaway bookstand and expandable surface for holding soaps, treats or other luxuries. Available at umbra.com LATTICE WOODEN MAT crafted of recycled woodchip flooring resembles a beach boardwalk and creates an organic, spa-like feel in the bathroom. Available at crateandbarrel.com

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WAYLANDE GREGORY CRACKLEPATTERN VANITY ACCESSORIES made with reverse-painted glass over wood include a pump dispenser, waste basket and tissue box cover, all in one colorfully stylish set. Available at neimanmarcus.com

ITALIAN SEARSUCKER CORAL SHOWER CURTAIN is light and airy, with cascading shades of coral and gray creating an artistic effect that’s both modern and timeless. Available at crateandbarrel.com

MISSONI HOME COLLECTION LARA TOWELS in the label’s signature pattern are plush, fashionable and add welcome shots of color to a space. Available at neimanmarcus.com

MOSAIC WAVES FLOOR MIRROR is dramatic in size

LAFCO DAFFODIL DIFFUSER keeps a room refreshed with a blend of tulip, strawberry leaf and daffodil scents housed in a hand-blown glass bottle. Available at saksfifthavenue.com

and style, with an eye-catching wavy pattern crafted of tiny multicolored glass pieces. Available at pier1.com

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ALL-WICKER SEATING GROUP creates an outdoor living room with two club chairs, a sofa and a round coffee table, all covered with comfy waterproof tomato-red cushions. Available at fortunoffbys.com

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STAR HANGING LANTERNS made with handblown glass in shades of amber add exotic allure to a patio or lanai. Hang them in clusters for ultimate impact. Available at pier1.com

DYNA CORAL INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG with its interlocking trellis design creates a bright foundation for your patio and is easy to care for—just shake, vacuum or rinse with a garden hose. Available at crateandbarrel.com

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alfresco dinners, toasty campfires—or both simultaneously. Its lattice design is on trend and a rust-proof aluminum frame protects against wind and rain. Available at fortunoffbys.com

tio into a tropical retreat. Kick back, relax, gently sway—and imagine you’re in Rio de Janeiro. Available at wayfair.com

STONE STOOLS look just like boulders but are made from ecofriendly mineral compounds, salt, sand and fiber. They’re impervious to mold and rain, and can double as side tables. Available at crateandbarrel.com

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WOODEN POPSICLE STICK COASTERS made from reclaimed birch ply lumber offer a playful way to entertain guests while protecting surfaces from water stains. Available at uncommongoods.com

ABOVE AND BEYOND CHEETAH by artist Zoey Riley is painted in tonal hued colors for an abstract figure that’s wildly bold and creative—perfect for a carefree bedroom. Available at zgallerie.com

ROYAL PEACOCK CURTAIN in paisley is fully lined for privacy and perfectly ties a room together with fashion-forward blues, greens and golds. Available at pier1.com

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FUZZY THROW in luxurious faux leopard is soft, warm and adds a sensuous element to a boudoir. Available at pier1.com

WALL STREET BED is ultra-modern with deeptufted panels upholstered in bonded leather and birchwood legs finished with high-gloss, rich espresso. Available at zgallerie.com AMBER MOSAIC LAMP is a real design turn-on with glittering tiles and a lustrous gold shade that brightens a room before it’s even plugged in. Available at pier1.com

MARIMEKKO KULLERVO SHEET SET in soft cotton percale and bright citron features subtly graduated rectangles for a design that’s clean and contemporary. Available at crateandbarrel.com

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One challenging goal Caporaso faced when designing the penthouse was to make its oversized living room feel intimate and comfortable. Custom-fabricated couches were made to soften the room while complementing its angles. The cocktail table made of Michelangelo marble boasts a chiseled edge similar to that of the dining room table’s, while side tables add the warmth and appearance of antique wood pieces, which are also used throughout the residence. Linen window treatments have historic prints and retractable shades protect the room and its furnishings from the South Florida sun.

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A sliding ladder makes it easy for the homeowners to access books they love from taupe- and gray-washed maple wood bookshelves that are such an important aspect of the media room. “Because the clients are avid readers, designing functional and attractive bookshelves was particularly key to their media room,� Caporaso says.

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nspiration for the design of the penthouse at 200 East Palmetto came from the new homeowners’ extensive art collection and love of animals. When the couple bought the 2,500-square-foot residence on the ninth floor of the building, they wanted to make the most of its stunning views of the ocean and the Boca Raton Resort & Club’s golf course, but hoped to soften its ultra-modern look, explains Catherine A. Caporaso, ASID, senior interior designer for Brown’s Interior Design. “My clients and the things they love are my inspiration,” Caporaso says. “The goal here was to be comfortable, eclectic, casual, unique, elegant and very personal. We chose a soft modern design that takes clean lines and applies them to the familiar aspects of classic shapes. This is neither too austere or too fussy and overdone. “Above all else,” she adds, “we were looking for the best quality in all of the pieces and applications we chose, as nothing less would truly complement the clients’ amazing artwork.” Forming a sophisticated backdrop for the couple’s collection and keepsakes is a color palette of warm gray and taupe, with accents of metallics and soft colors that add “pop,” Caporaso notes. She

“Above all else, we were looking for the best quality in all of the pieces and applications we chose, as nothing less would truly complement the clients’ amazing artwork.” ABOVE: The homeowners’ daughter visits often, and the guest bedroom was designed with her in mind. Its color scheme features a backdrop of soft taupe-influenced gray. “Taupe and gray really are the new neutrals that we’ll see for quite a while in many forms,” Caporaso says. “They worked well in this room with the ‘pop’ of lavender color that I used for the chair.” The fabrics for the room have silver threading throughout, while the window cornice’s trim also is accented with Swarovski crystals.

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“When I design for my clients, I always try to show them things that go together, keeping in mind the things they love. When we’re done, we’re proud of what we have created together.”

chose colored porcelain flooring throughout for its low maintenance and high-quality features, and provided design continuity in window treatments featuring linen draperies that repeat classic shapes and shades, plus protection from the sun and heat. The home’s angles and curves presented a unique challenge for Caporaso, who earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Kent State University in Ohio. “Although I was ordering custom pieces, we wanted the home to look as though these furnishings and accent pieces had always been there, with some even having the appearance of heirlooms,” she says. “So the custommade cabinets, other furniture and rugs needed to have specific shapes to follow the varying angles and curves of the rooms’ walls.” Ultimately, much of the penthouse design was in the details, which included using the best solid and carved woods in furnishings, fabrics that subtly glean with silver threading, lighting with an eye toward illuminating stellar artwork and stonework, and cornices that sparkle with Swarovski crystals. “When I design for my clients, I always try to show them things that go together, keeping in mind the things they love,” Caporaso says. “When we’re done, we’re proud of what we have created together.” O

ABOVE: For the master bedroom’s entertainment center, it was important to provide significant storage space with a clean design. The curved cabinets, which are made of Wenge and java-stained maple solid woods, offer well-hidden areas in which to hang clothing or other items. “We didn’t want your typical area comprising a TV and a dresser,” Caporaso says. “Instead we created a curved furnishing below the TV that works to display important pieces, with the entire area lit by LED lights.”

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Some “Hollywood glamour” inspired Caporaso when designing the homeowners’ master bedroom. An elegant chaise with crystal-embellished pillows sits in a bay window area that faces east, allowing for a full view of the ocean. Cornices atop linen draperies are decorated in a clover pattern accented with soft silver-blue threading, while the Wenge wood used throughout the home is also used in bedroom furnishings. The look is slightly ornate thanks to the silver leaf on the side table and the clients’ own lamps made of solid crystal balls.

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WITH THE REAL ESTATE CHILL THAWING, BUYERS ARE LOOKING AT VACATION HOME HOT SPOTS BY SUSAN R. MILLER

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s the real estate market makes a comeback, so have Americans’ desire to find the perfect getaway. And not just to favorite cities for annual trips, but second homes to which they can escape on a whim. ¶ Aspen, Beaver Creek, Vail or

Breckenridge—you’re likely to find more than a few Boca Raton residents with vacation homes in one of these Colorado cities. ¶ “Seventy percent of the people I know who have or want a second home want to be in Colorado,” says Claire Sheres, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Boca Raton who heads west

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regularly.“That’s the place to be—it’s good for skiing and it’s amazing to break up your summer.” ¶ On the other hand, some locals prefer respite closer to home.

As long as the climate is different. ¶ “Destinations tend to be either the sun or the snow,” says Scot Karp, director of the Ultraluxury Condo Division for Premier Estate Properties in Boca Raton. “In Florida, if they want a more urban lifestyle they’ll go to Miami. If they want a less congested lifestyle, Boca is the way to go.” ¶ Where are the nation’s most popular vacation home destinations? To find out, we turned to Trulia, a real estate website that created a snapshot of the second-home market based on the 20 most popular areas for online searches. ¶ Thinking of making Scot Karp

the investment? Check out some of the most coveted areas.

ASPEN, BEAVER CREEK, VAIL, BRECKENRIDGE, COLO.

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MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $970,000 TO $2.9 MILLION, DEPENDING ON THE CITY You can’t beat the Sunshine State for soaking up the rays, but when it’s time to chill out Aspen, Beaver Creek, Vail and Breckenridge are true hot spots. Not only is there great powder, but when our weather turns sticky in August, you’ll find many locals heading west for milder temps where they can bike, hike, climb, kayak and golf. “Florida makes up a fairly significant part of our out-of-state buyers,” says Ledyard Gardner, real estate agent with Slifer Smith & Frampton in Vail, adding that he also sees buyers from Texas, Chicago and California. “We also are starting to see a strong influence of South American money.” When it comes to price, Aspen is home to the most expensive properties—in the $10 million to $20 million range, says Gardner. In Vail, he says, “Our average transaction comes in right around $1 million and that’s from condos to single-family homes.” (Though he’s also seen a few homes recently sell in the $13 to $15 million range.) According to Trulia, the average listing price for homes for sale in Beaver Creek in January was $2,274,776, while the average listing price in Breckenridge was $970,577. While historically second home buyers came for the ski-

ing, more recently they’ve flocked here in summer, when temperatures remain in the low 70s. In addition to incredible outdoor activities, the shopping is stellar, including unique boutiques carrying products from Bavarian Europe. There’s also a plethora of spas for relaxing and rejuvenating and The Vail Jazz Festival, the largest of its kind in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, runs from June to September. “We all moved here for the skiing,” says Gardner. “But once you experience your first summer—that’s why you live here.”

OPPOSITE PAGE: A sevenbedroom custom log home in Beaver Creek, Colo. ABOVE: A seven-bedroom custom home with ski-in access LEFT: Ledyard Gardner, Vail, Colo. real estate broker

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“People come to Marco Island to invest in owning a home where they can have easy access to the beach. It’s relaxed, low-key and less crowded.” – John Pelling, real estate agent, Premiere Plus Realty

MARCO ISLAND, FLA. MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $599,000

OCEAN CITY, N.J. MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $529,900 Ocean City, N.J. tops Trulia’s list of most popular searches. This seashore community has fewer than 12,000 fulltime residents but when summer comes, watch out. That’s when the population booms to more than 150,000, says Anthony D’Alicandro, broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Realtors in Ocean City. Most people who purchase second homes here do so as an investment and rent them out to visitors, D’Alicandro says. “The most common strategy is someone buying a home for between $450,000 and $650,000 with the expectation that they’ll rent it for between eight and 10 weeks and get between $3,000 and 86

$4,500 a week,” he explains. Ocean City’s MidAtlantic seashore location—about an hour from Philadelphia, Pa. and Wilmington, Del. and about two hours from New York City—is a big draw. “Everything about the city speaks to a vacation destination,” D’Alicandro says. “There’s a great boardwalk and the recreation has a broad appeal.” The city’s tourism department does a great job of keeping its events calendar filled. One of the more popular activities is its “Night in Venice,” billed as one of the world's largest boat parades. But don’t visit expecting to drink and party into the wee hours. Ocean City is dry, meaning there’s no alcohol

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sold in stores or restaurants. That said, Atlantic City is just 20 to 30 minutes away. The city has experienced its share of ups and downs—first it was the real estate downturn, then in 2012 there was some flooding from Hurricane Sandy. But D’Alicandro says the area has recovered with many newer and bigger homes being built.

Many South Floridians consider Marco Island, which ranks No. 5 on Trulia’s list, the perfect getaway. A hop, skip and a jump from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, this Gulf Coast tropical retreat is home to beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks. “People come to Marco Island to invest in owning a home where they can have easy access to the beach,” says John Pelling, a real estate agent with Premiere Plus Realty, which sells primarily in Marco Island. “(It’s) different here… It’s relaxed, low-key and less crowded.” Its white-sandy crescentshaped beach is a huge at-

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Serene Marco Island; Anthony D’Alicandro, Ocean City, N.J. real estate broker and agency owner; an oceanfront duplex in Ocean City; a single family home in Ocean City, N.J.

traction for second home buyers, as is the easy ocean access for folks who want to boat and fish. An overgrown mangrove pre-1960, the Deltona Corp. purchased the island in the early 1960s and marketed it to Midwesterners. It still maintains that Midwestern feel, though Canadians and Germans also comprise a large part of today’s second home buyers, Pelling says. While the median home price is nearly $600,000, you can find small one- or two-bedroom condos in the $100,000 to $200,000 range. On the other end of the price spectrum we found homes priced well over $10 million. However, Pelling points out, a comparable home with ocean access in nearby Naples would cost significantly more. Pelling says that prior to the recession more investors were buying and renting out the homes. But since the real estate downturn, more buyers simply use the properties themselves.

NANTUCKET, MASS. MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $2 MILLION Located off the Massachusetts coast, Nantucket tops the list of best islands in the world, according to the National Geographic book, “The 10 Best of Everything.” Once the whaling capital of the world, it’s home to many historic houses, as well as grand summer estates. “It was one of the wealthiest communities in the country in the early 1800s, so it’s historic,” says Edward Sanford, principal owner of Great Point Properties in Nantucket. “It’s a small urban town. We have a

vibrant restaurant scene, shopping is unique, all of our retail is mom and pop…” Like the rest of the nation, the island did suffer a real estate downturn, but it started in 2006, bottomed out in 2009 and started to

are seeing price increases.” The year-round population is about 12,000, but come summer it booms to around 50,000. Most second home buyers come from the northeast, but Sanford says he also has clients

“It’s a small urban town. We have a vibrant restaurant scene, shopping is unique, all of our retail is mom and pop…” – Edward Sanford, principal owner, Great Point Properties

rebound in 2010. “Since then the market has been healthy,” Sanford says. “Prices are not going down. Largely they’ve firmed up and in some segments we

from Houston, Texas and Florida. London is the key international market. And while there’s a small contingent of investment buyers, most of those pur-

chasing second homes are not renting them out. Unlike East Hampton, you’re more likely to find a lot of very successful business people who don’t want to be celebrities. Says Sanford: “We are hooked into the financial end of things and those people are not looking for the limelight.”

ABOVE: Edward Sandford, Nantucket, Mass. real estate agency owner BELOW: A four-bedroom waterfront home overlooking the harbor and Nantucket Sound

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EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $1.36 MILLION Known as a playground to the rich and famous, more than half of all residences in the town of East Hampton are second homes. From small bungalows to multi88

bedroom country estates on several acres, East Hampton has something for everyone—who has money. Celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields and Richard Gere are known to hang out here, where it’s largely a paparazzi-free zone. “They come here to live like ‘regular’ people, so to

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speak,” says Diane Shifman, a real estate agent with Rosehip Partners Real Estate in East Hampton. Although Trulia says the median home price is $1.36 million, Shifman says this “doesn’t get you a great house; it gets you a nice four-bedroom with a pool, but you’re not going to get

many bells and whistles.” The appeal here is the ability to spend days relaxing on the beach and in just two hours be in New York City for dinner and a show. The area is big with investors. “All Manhattanites come here to rent between Memorial Day and Labor Day,

so for someone to buy an investment property, they can rent it out—depending on the house—for $30,000 to half a million for three months,” Shifman says. Although heavily eroded by Hurricane Sandy, it’s largely recovered. Last year, Main Beach took the coveted No. 1 spot on the Top 10

Source: Median home price data provided by Trulia

“All Manhattanites come here to rent between Memorial Day and Labor Day so for someone to buy an investment property, they can rent it out— depending on the house— for $30,000 to half a million for three months.” – Diane Shifman, real estate agent, Rosehip Partners Real Estate

Beach List, created by Florida International University Professor Stephen P. Leather-

LEFT: Diane Shifman, East Hampton, N.Y. real estate agent ABOVE: a sprawling home in East Hampton Village

man, aka, “Dr. Beach.” Why? For one thing, residents keep it pristine. Dr. Beach “has seen even supermodels picking up litter washed ashore from the sea,” according to Leatherman’s website, drbeach.org. He also calls it “very safe” for bathing and swimming thanks to “a great team of lifeguards.” O MARCH 2014

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No Longer Consigned To Mere Function, Contemporary Furnishings Are Now Highly Collectible Artworks BY HELEN HILL

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atching PBS TV’s “Antiques Roadshow” has its outstanding moments, like when what appears to be an unconventional item turns out to be worth a tidy sum of cash. On one such episode, a coffee table turned out to be a highly collectible Paul Evans’ Cityscape design of chrome panels on plywood—valued at $6,000 to $8,000. The table’s value underscores the growing interest in collectible design. That is, treating and collecting furniture, lighting and other (often functional) items as one would artwork. This does not refer to antiques, but pieces from the 20th century to present day, with an emphasis on Mid-Century Modern items from the ’50s and ’60s. These pieces can run from the low thousands to upwards of $100,000 for a single table or chair. This blurring between art and design began about a decade ago, in large part right in South Florida where Design Miami takes place annually. The renowned show is to furniture what Art Basel is to art—Art Basel being the world’s premier international show for modern and contemporary works. This year’s Design Miami takes place December 3-7 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. “Design Miami changed the world. It was the first time that collected design was seen and treated on the same level as art, and in a real art context. It changed everybody’s perspective, including mine,” says Miami developer and avid collector Craig Robins, whose collection focuses on furniture to display and use in his home and office, including a newly acquired table by emerging designer Martin Szekely, and leather pendant lighting by young French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Even celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon. Brad Pitt bought two bronze poly chairs by British designer Max Lamb for $25,000 each at Design Miami, while Donna Karan and Martha Stewart are other notables that shop at Design Miami, ranked one of the top five design fairs internationally. The trend has even made its way to Sotheby’s New York, which logs millions in sales in 20th Century Design art— up from $500,000 a dozen years ago.

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South Florida collectors are educated, skilled buyers with a particular interest in pieces from the ’50s and ’60s, says Gary Rubenstein, a longtime collector and owner of Gary Rubenstein Antiques in Miami and West Palm Beach. They prefer this era because the pieces’ proportion, scale and design for comfort are conducive to Florida, Rubenstein explains. “My clients who had fussy period interiors have chosen to move into the modern realm for more restrained pieces.” Italian chandeliers are also popular requests with his clientele. “They’re often the first piece clients ask for and they move into collecting from there,” he says. For beginning collectors, some renowned designers to watch for include George Nakashima, Karl Springer, Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Wendell Castle and Ron Arad,

“Design Miami changed the world. It was the first time that collected design was seen and treated on the same level as art, and in a real art context.” – Craig Robins, Miami developer and art collector

5 1. The 1965 Pedro Friedeberg Hand Chair in mahogany from Mexico sold for $9,600 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 2. An Italian metal and glass cocktail table by Gio Ponti sold for $40,800 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 3. A Guglielmo Ulrich Italian rosewood and marble dining table from the 1950s 4. A monumental “Sputnik” chandelier sold for $38,400. 5. A fine, rare bench of Birdseye and tiger maple by late California designer Sam Maloof, which sold for $30,000 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 6. A rare brass and quartz floor lamp by French sculptor Jacques Duval-Brasseur came from a noteworthy Saudi Arabian collection and sold for $13,200 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 7. Triple Grand Lianas created in 2010 by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, from the collection of Craig Robins in Miami.

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in the categories Mid-Century American, Scandinavian Modern, Studio Design, 20th Century Specialists, PostModern Design and Contemporary Design and Editions. South Floridians favor Italian architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti and his protégé, Paola Buffa and their tables, chairs, desks, lighting, cabinets and clocks. Pieces by the late Paul Evans are also coveted, as are Hans Wegner’s Danish Modern chairs, sofas and tables, Vladimir Kagan’s early sofa designs, and furniture by Sam Maloof, whose signature rockers have been owned by presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. What sets collecting design apart from traditional art is that, no matter how aesthetically pleasing a piece may be, comfort is key for many collectors, explains Rubenstein. “If a client can’t sit in a chair or if they can’t use it, they don’t want it,” he says. “Choosing function over form is just one issue that makes design collecting so intriguing.” O

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8. A Gio Ponti companion pair of armchairs from the hotel Parco dei Principe in Italy from the 1960s. 9. A 1975 French etched mirror in brass with agate details by Willy Daro, with an estimated auction price of $46,740 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 10. A rare 1970 bronze and metal cocktail table by Belgian designer Ado Chale sold for $50,000 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 11. A favorite designer with collectors, French icon Jean Prouve designed and made this rare Bridge Director Armchair in 1950 from enameled steel and oak. It sold for $25,200 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions 12. A large, rare Jacques Adnet desk of metal, leather and wood made in 1950 is estimated to be worth $18,450 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions. 13. A Paolo Buffa armchair from the Hotel Bristol in Italy from the 1950s. 14. A Gio Ponti mahogany desk from 1954.

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12 “If a client can’t sit in a chair or if they can’t use it, they don’t want it. Choosing function over form is just one issue that makes design collecting so intriguing.” – Gary Rubenstein, collector and owner of Gary Rubenstein Antiques, Miami and West Palm Beach

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QUICK TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED Get educated—develop your collecting eye by visiting local antique stores and auction houses, and ask lots of questions. Check out the newsletter by Design Miami founder and design consultant Ambra Medda (larcobaleno.com), which is a great resource for the latest information. Study the Wright catalog from the leading auction house in Chicago and New York, which specializes in modern and contemporary design (wright20.com). To find design pieces, check out online marketplaces such as Wright Now (wright-now.com), 1stdibs (1stdibs.com) and Design within Reach (dwr.com).

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When in New York City, visit The Museum of Arts and Design’s permanent collection of art, craft and design from 1950 to the present day (madmuseum.org). Watch for this year’s reopening of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the nation’s only museum devoted

exclusively to historic and contemporary design (cooperhewitt.org).

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membership with the Investment Management Consulting Association. “Rather than creating a stagnant asset allocation model, we take a tactical approach to investing, as we constantly watch markets and worldwide economies,” says Owens Sr., whose son, Gary P. Owens Jr., has joined him as a Financial Advisor at the firm. Owens Jr. specializes in extensive market research that plays an essential role in The Owens Group’s in-depth portfolio reviews, which are designed to maximize return

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and minimize risk for each client. “We recognize that everyone has different goals,” says Owens Jr. “This is why all of our planning for clients revolves around their specific and individual life plans.” Also a key part of The Owens Group is Adriana P. Gomez, the firm’s Senior Client Service Associate and a 14-year vet-

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Gary W. Owens and Gary P. Owens, Financial Advisors of The Owens Group are with the Wealth Management division of Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton. The information contained in this article is not a solicitation to purchase or sell investments. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. The strategies and/or investments referenced may not be suitable for all investors as the appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives. Investing involves risks and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Member SIPC, or its affiliates. Investment Management Consultants Association, Inc. owns the marks CIMA®, Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (with graph element)®, and Certified Investment Management AnalystSM.

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FOOD MEETS FASHION Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge Opens On South Beach

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DELECTABLE DINING: (Clockwise from Top) The chic dining room; Tiramisu Mascarpone Mousse; Lamb Osso Buco with saffron risotto; Cavalli Miami Purple Glamour cocktail; Seasonal Organic Heirloom Tomato Salad

talian designer Roberto Cavalli knows how to make chic celebrities and their equally chic homes look fabulous. He even makes dressing a salad look glamorous. And so it is that he’s turned a twostory Mediterranean Deco-style villa into a lavish dining spot fit for the pages of Elle Decor. The newly opened Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge on South Beach pays homage to the icon’s Italian roots, along with a heaping serving of luxury and innovation. The intimate ground-floor dining room was designed to mimic Cavalli’s own Tuscan villa, replete with vibrant colors and floral-patterned tablecloths, Murano glasses imported from Venice—and, of course, wallpaper and accessories from the Roberto Cavalli Home Collection. The upstairs lounge is sultry and sophisticated with sleek steel fixtures, grandiose chandeliers and chairs covered in the designer’s signature zebra and jaguar prints. The menu is just as appealing, beginning with the libations. Executive Chef Stefano Mazzi’s accent on Tuscan dishes is designed to complement Tenuta Degli Dei, a red wine produced at the Cavalli Family Tuscan winery, while the eclectic cocktail list includes a Cavalli Miami Purple Glamour (made with Cavalli vodka, flor de violet, orgeat syrup and fresh lemon). Dishes include Mediterranean Octopus Carpaccio with Pantelleria capers and Tuscan oil; New Style Rolled Yellowfin Tuna with ginger and micro-bio

greens; Seasonal Organic Heirloom Tomato Salad tossed with aged Modena balsamic vinegar and red onion; Tuscan Chianina Beef Tartare with quail egg, light mustard and truffle salt; and Lamb Osso Buco with traditional “risotto alla milanese” and saffron risotto. There’s even a decadent Lobster Consommé served with caviar and crème fraiche. There’s also an array of homemade pastas including Tuscan Wild Boar Ravioli with white truffle zabaglione; Chestnut Pappardelle with white veal ragu, Mascarpone cheese and baby artichokes; risotto with black truffle; and house-made gnocchi, featuring Cavalli’s own recipe featuring royal jumbo lump crab. Other choices include the 48-day aged, 22-oz. classic Florentine Steak; Authentic Roasted Valdostana Veal Chop with prosciutto crudo di parma, Fontina cheese and white-wine rosemary sauce; and Baked HerbCrusted Chilean Sea Bass with artichokes and cherry tomatoes tossed with a vinaigrette. And for a fashionably sweet ending, desserts include Coconut Panna Cotta with mango fresco; Passion Fruit Sorbet; Tiramisu Mascarpone Mousse and daily selections of house-made gelatos. What to wear to such an opulent restaurant? Roberto Cavalli, of course. O – Linda Haase

Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge is located at 150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-695-4191 or visit cavallimiami.com.

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Wow Guests At Your First Dinner Party

“The Couple’s Kitchen” is published by Ryland Peters and Small and retails for $29.95. It can found at rylandpeters.com or wherever books are sold.

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o you recently tied the knot and want to host your first dinner party as a pair. Now—what to serve? Before deciding, you might want to check out “The Couple’s Kitchen,” which includes not only crowd-pleasing recipes for all occasions, but tasty dishes for when it’s just the two of you. The following meal—from cocktails to dessert—is sure to impress the in-laws.

 Cocktail  PALOMA PUNCH The Spanish meaning of paloma is “dove” and this thirst-quenching Mexican favorite will certainly lift guests’ spirits. If possible, use freshly squeezed juices for a tastier drink. (Serves 10) INGREDIENTS 2 cups reposado (aged) tequila ¹⁄³ cup agave syrup 6 cups fresh grapefruit juice (about 15 grapefruits) ¼ cup fresh lime juice (2 limes) 1 cup soda water Salt, for the glass INSTRUCTIONS

INGREDIENTS 6 cups vegetable, chicken or meat stock 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2½ lb. very ripe soft tomatoes, chopped 10 oz. stale white bread, crusts removed, thinly sliced or turned into breadcrumbs 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve Basil and arugula oil ²⁄³ cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil 3 tbsp. chopped fresh arugula Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the stock slowly in a large saucepan. Meanwhile, heat oil in

Put the tequila, grapefruit, lime juices and agave syrup in a large punch bowl or pitcher filled with ice. Top off with soda water and stir gently to mix. Serve in icefilled highball glasses and garnish RIGHT: Paloma Punch OPPOSITE with grapefruit-zest spirals and PAGE: Creamy Tomato and sprigs of mint.

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CREAMY TOMATO AND BREAD SOUP WITH BASIL OIL

Leftover bread is never thrown away in Tuscany, which is where this luscious soup originates. It’s made with fresh tomatoes, good bread, wonderful green olive oil and lots of Parmesan. (Serves 6)

Bread Soup with Basil Oil

another large saucepan and add onion and tomatoes, then fry over a gentle heat for 10 minutes until soft. Push the mixture through a food mill or sieve and stir into the stock. Add bread and garlic. Cover and simmer gently for about 45 minutes until thick and creamy, whisking now and then to break up the bread. To make the basil and arugula oil, process the olive oil, basil and arugula in a blender until completely smooth; pour through a fine strainer, if necessary. Stir the Parmesan into the soup and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and trickle with two tablespoons of basil and arugula oil and serve hot, warm or cold (but never chilled). Serve extra Parmesan separately.

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Lentil and Artichoke Salad with Salsa Verde

LENTIL AND ARTICHOKE SALAD WITH SALSA VERDE This salsa verde is delicious spooned over grilled or broiled chicken, as well as rare roast beef or smoked salmon. The capers, anchovies and pickles have a long shelf life so don’t be daunted by the long list of ingredients. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 1 cup Puy (French green) lentils 14 oz. chargrilled artichokes, quartered TO MAKE SALSA VERDE Handful of fresh mint leaves Handful of fresh flat leaf parsley leaves Handful of fresh basil leaves 2 tsp. salted capers, rinsed 2 anchovy fillets in oil (optional) 2 garlic cloves 1 pickled Gherkin (about 2 inches long) 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. Dijon mustard INSTRUCTIONS

To make the salsa verde, put all ingredients in a food processor and process until you have a chunky green sauce. Set aside. Cook the lentils in a large saucepan of boiling water for about 30 minutes, until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Add the artichokes and stir in the salsa. Serve soon after making as the salsa will quickly lose its color. MARCH 2014

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 Main Course  HARISSA ROAST CHICKEN WITH SPICED SWEDE SQUASH Food is not just about sustenance—it’s about the warmth experienced when friends and family gather around a table and linger over a wonderful meal. This hearty dish features minimum fuss and maximum taste. (Serves 6-8) INGREDIENTS Extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. cumin seeds 2 tsp. coriander seeds 1 rutabaga, peeled and chopped into chunks 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into chunks 2 sweet potatoes, chopped into chunks

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2 tsp. ground turmeric Sea salt 2 tbsp. soy yogurt 1 free-range, organic chicken 1 lemon Green salad, to serve TO MAKE HARISSA PASTE 2 tsp. each cumin, coriander and caraway seeds 1 red onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2-3 red chilies, seeded 4 jarred Piquillo peppers 3 tsp. tomato purée/concentrate 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. sweet smoked paprika INSTRUCTIONS

To make the harissa paste, put the cumin, coriander and caraway seeds in

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a dry pan and toast for 1-2 minutes, until the aroma is evident, then pound to a powder. In the same pan, heat a little oil and very gently fry the onion, garlic and chilies until soft. Transfer— along with the Piquillo peppers, tomato purée/concentrate, lemon juice, paprika, four tablespoons of oil and a pinch of sea salt—to a food processor and process until smooth. Preheat oven to 475°F. For the vegetables, toast and grind the cumin and coriander seeds as above. In a bowl, toss the chopped vegetables with one teaspoon of sea salt, all the spices and enough oil to coat them generously. Transfer to a roasting pan. Mix together three tablespoons of harissa paste with the yogurt. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then

spread the harissa mixture over the skin, pushing some underneath. Prick the lemon with a sharp knife and place inside the chicken cavity. Place the chicken directly on top of the vegetables and place in the middle of the oven. Immediately turn the heat down to 350°F and roast for 30 minutes, or until the chicken begins to brown. Remove roasting pan from oven, lift the chicken onto a board and stir vegetables well to make sure they’re completely coated in juices. Return chicken to the roasting pan, baste the breast with juices and continue to roast for 40-50 minutes, until cooked all the way through. Once the chicken is cooked, wrap the tray in foil for 15 minutes before serving, allowing the flesh to relax and become tender. Serve with a big green salad.

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501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 | 561.392.2500 | bocamuseum.org John Matos Crash (American, born 1961), The Big Mouth, 1984, spray paint on canvas, 70 x 124 3/4 inches. Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

 Dessert 

CRÈME BRÛLÉE

Guests won’t be able to resist this rich, creamy vanilla custard topped with crisp caramel, which is the ultimate blend of elegance and comfort food. Warning: Make extra, as they’ll likely want seconds. (Makes 4) INGREDIENTS 2 ²⁄³ cups double/heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split

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6 egg yolks ½ cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp., to dust 1 tsp. icing or confectioners’ sugar INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 300°F. Put the cream and vanilla bean in a saucepan over low heat and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, put the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Slowly pour the boiled cream into the egg mixture, whisking

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vigorously until evenly incorporated. Pass the mixture through a fine strainer and discard the vanilla bean and any bits of egg shell. Divide the custard mixture between four ramekins and place them in a deep roasting pan. Pour water into the pan to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 40-45 minutes (there should be a slight wobble in the middle of the crème brûlées when they’re done).

Remove from oven and from roasting pan and let cool completely. They can be refrigerated until ready to eat. When ready to serve, dust two tablespoons of sugar over tops (for crunch), followed by the icing/confectioners’ sugar (for shine). Blast the tops of the crème brûlées using a kitchen blowtorch, or place them under a hot grill/broiler. Allow to cool slightly before serving. O

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SEA FOOD: (Clockwise from Left) The sleek bar; Tuna & Foie Slider with mango salsa; Peking Duck Tacos with plum sauce and sesame carrots; Nigiri; Tempura Shrimp with spicy aioli

ROLL WITH IT Imoto At Buccan Proves Great Japanese-Inspired Cuisine Is More Than Just SushiBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE magine a cozy, chic little bar where Palm Beach islanders meet to drink and chat. The blue blazer set circulates with sophisticated hippie types and Ralph Lauren resort wear model lookalikes at Imoto at buccan, celebrated Chef Clay Conley’s Asian-inspired small plate mecca. After some serious socializing, patrons head to the intimate dining room and sushi bar for exquisite sushi served beautifully, along with a mix of delicious dishes representing Chef Conley’s creative interpretation of traditional Asian favorites. Speaking of the bar, we began our meal with cocktails, including the Blackberry Press, a decadent concoction made with limoncello,

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crème de cassis and mint; then the pleasantly potent Buccan T, a combination of vodka, black tea, cranberry, citrus and basil that makes the typical Long Island Iced Tea seem pedestrian. True sake lovers should definitely take the Sake Flight, a sampling of three crisp and flavorful cold beverages made from rice wines. Next we shared the Peking Duck Tacos—tender pockets of duck flavored deliciously with plum sauce and sesame carrots. We also ordered the rainbow roll, packed with just the right amount of fresh crab, avocado, cucumber, kampachi, tuna, salmon and hamachi. Perhaps most unusual at Imoto (which means “little sister” in Japanese) are the

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wood-fired offerings. The Tuna and Foie Slider with mango salsa, and the Pork Belly Bun served with honey-crisp apples and pickled jalapeño were unexpected

where Imoto at buccan is located at 350 South County Road, Palm Beach. For more information call 561-833-5522 or visit imotopalmbeach.com.

favorites, along with delicate cauliflower florets flavored with curry, minted yogurt and cashews. Still, the undoubted favorites for classic Japanese cuisine aficionados are the sashimi and special nigiri. The Seared Salmon with crispy onions and ponzu had the most luxurious texture I’ve ever tasted, and the Seared Yellowtail with jalapeño and garlic ponzu was an unforgettable combination of favorite flavors.

The Lobster with ginger sauce and fried shiso is also a must-try, as is the fabulously fresh Bluefin Toro— perfect for purists, accompanied only by wasabi and soy sauce. When dessert time rolls around, even the best Asian restaurants can be a disappointment—but not Imoto. Absolutely save room for the decadent White Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier and Berries. And by all means try the “Garbage” Cookies, featuring a delicious mix of ingredients such as chocolate chunks, nuts and granola in a tollhouse batter, baked to order and served warm. In all, Imoto at buccan offers a superior small plate/big flavor dining experience in a lively, social ambiance punctuated with Palm Beach personality (and personalities). O

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AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

THE CAPITAL GRILLETown

GRAND LUX CAFETown

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

Cinemark Palace 20 ❘ 3200 Airport Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.3044 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch.

BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101

THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS

ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort &

Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Sunday, Dinner nightly.

Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly.

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday,

Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Boulevard ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4850 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. ATLANTIC GRILLESeagate Hotel

& Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. BISTRO NNordstrom at Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ Second Floor ❘ 5820 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3286 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Monday-Sunday. BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.4080 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘

TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E. Third Ct. ❘

2222 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BURT & MAX’SDelray

Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Marketplace ❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Lunch and Brunch SaturdaySunday, Dinner daily. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

Fountains Center ❘ 7000 West Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-409-3035 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CUT 432432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

DADA52 North Swinton Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly. FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0122 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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HOUSTON’S1900 N.W.

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. J. ALEXANDER’SUniversity Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

KEE GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Lynn University’s Elmore Dining Commons Now Open 24/7

MARIPOSANeiman Marcus

at Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily.

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Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFE4199 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

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ulling all-nighters just got a bit easier for students at Lynn University in Boca Raton. The private college has decided to keep its Elmore Dining Commons cafeteria open 24/7 so students have a place to grab snacks, meals and beverages while they study into

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

the wee hours. The dining room offers all the edible comforts of home, including macaroni and cheese, deli sandwiches, pizzas, paninis, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts, plus international

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specialties and healthy options with less than 400 calories each. It’s also become a popular late-night destination for campus socializing. The decision to remain open all night was made after college administrators realized that some students—among them athletes and those who hold down jobs—didn’t have time to grab a bite when the cafeteria was open. Although round-the-clock food options are available at other universities, Lynn University may be the first of its size to make such a transition, according to Brian Bowser, general manager of dining services. Now, if they could just set up some cots. – L.H.

MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 561.381.9970

MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly. NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.998.3881

OCEANS 234234 N. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.428.2539 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

taste  listings THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.3600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.7557 ❘ Dinner nightly.

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

THE PAVILION GRILLE301

Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘

402 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. REBEL HOUSE 297 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly. RED, THE STEAKHOUSE

Wyndham Hotel ❘ 1901 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.9139 ❘ Dinner nightly. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

CAY DA VIETNAMESE7400

N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. EURO FUSION RESTAURANT AND BAR (KOSHER)Wharfside

❘ 6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily. Closed Friday night. 561.395.1109

FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley

Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. HOUSE OF SIAM25 N.E.

Second Ave., #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 561.330.9191

JAPANGORegency Court ❘

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263Riverstone Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Delray Marketplace ❘ 14811Lyons Rd. ❘ #106 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.9996 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Friday-Saturday.

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday Dinner nightly.101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto

PEI WEIFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1914 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 226.02907152 Beracasa Way ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.322.1001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. KAPOW! NOODLE BAR

Mizner Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. KIN NOODLE BAR200 S.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly. 561.361.8777

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Mizner Park ❘ 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd.

❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly. PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly. RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6060 S.W. 18th St.,

#108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

SALT SEVEN32 S.E. Second

8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road ❘

SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive

Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch and Dinner MondaySaturday, Dinner Sunday.

SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation.

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday.

SPICY GINGER6020 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3388 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday.

THE BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILL

SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

7000 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3035 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

ASIAN/SUSHI

SUSHIGO477 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner ThursdaySunday.

ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL (KOSHER)The Fountains ❘

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch daily except Saturday, Dinner nightly except Friday and Saturday.

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Cod Noodles at Kapow! Noodle Bar

SUSHI RAYShops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

The names will bring you in… but the food will bring you back!

Vic & Angelo’s serves up delectable, rustic Italian cuisine, including soul-satisfying house-made pastas, crispy, thin-crust pizzas, refreshing salads, fresh fish and seafood, and enticing veal and chicken dishes, in a warm and welcoming setting.

The Office is a modern American gastropub that serves delicious, gourmet comfort food, in a setting reminiscent of a luxurious home office. Menu favorites include an array of juicy burgers, inventive salads, swell sandwiches, wonderful appetizers and mouthwatering seafood, chicken and beef entrees.

• Lunch & Dinner Served Daily • • Early & Late Happy Hour at Indoor & Outdoor Bars • • Brunch Served Saturday & Sunday • • Indoor and Outdoor Dining •

• Lunch & Dinner Served Daily • • Early & Late Happy Hour at Indoor & Outdoor Bars • • Dine Indoors or on the Patio •

290 E. Atlantic Ave. • Delray Beach • 561-278-9570 4520 PGA Blvd. • Palm Beach Gardens • 561-630-9899 vicandangelos.com

201 E. Atlantic Ave. • Delray Beach • 561-276-3600 theofficedelray.com

taste  listings SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

and Dinner daily1179 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. YAKITORI SAKE HOUSE

271 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0087 ❘ Lunch and Dinner nightly. YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday, Dinner daily. YOKOHAMA9168 Glades

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561.455.2140 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm Place

❘ 416 Via De Palmas, #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

L’ETOILE99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7000 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday.

DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N.

MIMOSAPolo Shops ❘ 5030

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner daily.

Champion Blvd, #D3 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

GERMAN BIERGARTENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 309 Via De Palmas #90 ❘ 561.395.7462 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

GREEK

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 60 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.8885 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BARBECUE

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘

IT’S ALL GREEKThe Reserve ❘

LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday. PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.7427 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SHORTY’S BAR-B-QThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.0024 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

9704 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades Rd. Suite

MILOS TAVERNA1600 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

130 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.4119 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS

4997-B W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Saturday. THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Thursday-Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

CARIBBEAN

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.2828 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

INDIAN CURRIES & MORE217 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.

FONDUE CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

ITALIAN

Second Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

THE MELTING POT5455 N. 561.997.7472

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

OLD CALYPSO900 E. Atlantic

FRENCH

561.218.6600115

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.279.2300 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

Federal Hwy., #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.368.2340

ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch

Ave., #120 ❘ Delray Beach ❘

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CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. CAFE MED BY BICE2096 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch WednesdaySunday, Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday. 954.596.5840

561.997.0027

FLEMING’S BISTRO6060 S.W.

18th St., #103 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1117 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday.

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

Wharfside Plaza ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly. CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.1703 ❘ Dinner nightly. DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. FERRARO’S8208 Glades Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.2750 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 954.427.4909

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday.

ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT159 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday.

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LA LUNA BISTROThe Polo Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.1165 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

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MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Hwy.

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

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Road, Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-409-4111 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR2240 N.W. 19th St., Suite 904 ❘ Boca

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NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PASTA FEVER4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.0012 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Monday. PELLEGRINO'S RISTORANTE 3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT78 S. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. POSITANO4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RAFFAELE RISTORANTERoyal Palm Place ❘ 508 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.1110 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday, Closed Sunday-Monday. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm Place ❘ 99

Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SAPORISSIMO366 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.2333 ❘ Dinner nightly. Closed Monday. TABLE 42 KITCHEN & WINE BARRoyal Palm

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TANZYiPic Theaters at Mizner Park ❘ 301 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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JCC MACCABI GAMES

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Proudly hosted by the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC

August 10-15 • 2014 Got athletic talent? Got a spare room? Got a little time? Bring it! It’s not too late to join our team and shine!

Be a Host Family

400

Be an Athlete

Ages 12-16

Open Your Home

Join the Team

Approximately 400 host families are needed the week of August 10-15, 2014 to make visiting athletes feel at home!

Jewish teen athletes ages 13-16 will compete in team sports and ages 12-16 will compete in individual sports. Offered at the Boca Games are boys baseball, basketball, bowling, IV`ZÅHNMVV[IHSSNVSMZVJJLYZ[HYYLWVY[PUNZ^PTTPUN tennis and girls volleyball. Missed team tryouts? There is still space for you on the Mitchell Dobbin Maccabi Team. Any local Jewish teen 12-16 years old (as of July 31, 2014) is guaranteed participation as an athlete.

Be a Volunteer Inspire a Community

1,000 1,000 volunteers ages 18 and over are needed to work with our committees and staff to plan and facilitate the Boca Raton 2014 JCC Maccabi Games®. Join us!

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To join our team, email bocamaccabi@levisjcc.org or call the JCC Maccabi Games® Hotline at 561.852.3206

JCC Maccabi Games® Committee Chairs Games Chairs Matt Baker & Bonnie Schweiger

Games Counsel Edward Cohen

Honorary Games Chairs Marleen Forkas & Judy Levis Markhoff

President, Levis JCC Eric Gutmann

We are so proud of the many people from across our community who have offered their time and talent, helping to create an amazing JCC Maccabi Games® experience. This really is our “Time to Shine!“

-Matt & Bonnie

Executive Director, Levis JCC Randy Colman Rabbi David Baum Randi Berg Jane Black Debbie Block Leslie Brassloff Rabbi Josh Broide Carol Chenkin Ed Cohen Ellen Cohen Debbie Cutler Robin Eisenberg Dale Filhaber Lori Fineman Marvin Finkelstein Sue Finkelstein Chuck Gaspari Dawn Gaynor Emily Grabelsky

Janet Grobstein Lori Gutmann Danielle Hartman Jay Josephson Rick Jultak Linda Kaye Elyssa Kupferberg Dr. Gail Ruben Kwal April Leavy Roger Leavy Lisa Levi Eric Lipson Betty Mitz Janice Obuchowski Michael Panster Wendy Pressner Mike Ralby Amy Ribacoff

Francine Rose Amy Ross Tammy Ross Lauren Rubenstein Robin Rubin Leslie Viselman Rebecca Wasserstein Nancy Carroll JCC Maccabi Games® Director Lesley Surfer JCC Maccabi Games® Assistant Director Benny Perlman JCC Maccabi Games® Marketing Coordinator

nnie Schweiger Matt Baker & Bo es® Chairs JCC Maccabi Gam

Committee in formation: list as of Jan 2014

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West Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.5570 ❘ Sunday-Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Monday Dinner only. TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E. Palmetto

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TUCCI'S FIRE N COAL PIZZA 50 N.E. First

Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday, Dinner nightly. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERY Mizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint

Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS114 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0030 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

Neighborhood favorite AT DELRAY MARKETPLACE Terra Fiamma serves up Classic & Contemporary Italian fare in a beautiful setting complete with an indoor outdoor bar and ample patio dining. Conveniently located just west of the Turnpike on Atlantic Avenue, they offer a menu that will be sure to please all palates. Choose from pasta, chicken veal or seafood dishes. Fresh fish is delivered daily and there is also a daily offering of steaks and chops. They have “dueling ovens” so you can choose between the classic New York pizza or the Wood oven pizza. Creative tapas, including flatbreads and 4 different meatball offerings, an extensive wine by the glass offering and a daily Happy Hour at the Bar definitely makes Terra Fiamma a neighborhood favorite! They also offer convenient take out for those on the go -who still desire a great meal.

(561) 495 - 5570 www.TerraFiamma.com 9169 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33446

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LATIN AZUCAR CUBAN CAFEBoca/Ray Plaza ❘ 4900 Linton Blvd. Suite 14 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.4427 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. CUBAN CAFE RESTAURANT3350 N.W.

Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Sunday. CABANA RESTAURANT105 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH ANATOLIA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

212 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.4000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. BOCA SKEWERSMizner Plaza ❘130 N.E.

Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9961 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. MOZART CAFE (KOSHER)The Fountains ❘ 7300 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.3412 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Saturday-Thursday.

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Share this day with your friends It includes: • Coffee, bagels and more, on arrival • Entertainment • Tee Shirt and water • Special caps for all participants who raise $125 in sponsorship donations • A safe walk through the FAU Campus • Access to doctors and medical staff from

14th Annual Walkathon FAU Campus in Boca Raton Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. Registration Fee: $20 per person Commemorative Markers: $20 per marker

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S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ 561.300.5280 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Sunday, Dinner nightly. ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BARThe

Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SEÑOR BURRITO513 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. UNCLE JULIO’SMizner Park ❘ 449 Plaza

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.300.3530 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

ORGANIC APROPO KAFE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.1223 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. 4TH GENERATION ORGANIC MARKET

75 S.E. Third St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.9920 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

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to help make that happen.”

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HOOTERS Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. HURRICANE GRILL & WINGSMission Bay ❘ 10125 Glades Rd. ❘ 561.218.8848 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MILLER’S ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.Boca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE WISHING WELL IRISH PUBRoyal

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SANDWICHES/DELI BEN’S NY KOSHER DELIThe Reserve ❘ 9942 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.9963 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CORNER BAKERY CAFEBoca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6060 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. GRILL TIME (KOSHER)8177 Glades Rd. ❘

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luminous Moon Jellyfish, as well as our 2,500-gallon shark tank (in the Atlantic Grille).” As your evening unfolds, stroll in and out of the quaint shops, boutiques and galleries lining Delray Beach’s famed, picturesque Atlantic Avenue where you’ll drink, dine and dance at one of the many fine restaurants and lounges—then head back to the Atlantic Grille for dessert and live entertainment. Finally, return to your beautifully appointed guest room—one of 154, ranging from the hotel’s Courtyard room to the lavish Presidential suite—with amenities such as private scenic balconies, flatscreen LCD TVs, high-speed wireless Internet connections, Keurig coffee makers, a 24-hour business center and convenient car service. Add to that a hotel staff that “provides guests with relaxed, unpretentious, luxury service.” Escape to a truly remarkable boutique destination, where the tranquility and beauty of the beach blends with the sophistication of the city: The Seagate Hotel & Spa. O

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JUST REWARD Former President George W. Bush Receives High Honor From Anti-Defamation League he Anti-Defamation League and supporters gathered recently in Palm Beach to present its highest honor, America’s Democratic Legacy Award, to former president George W. Bush. The organization cited reasons including his “inspirational leadership in promoting democratic values worldwide when faced with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 during one of the most dramatic and consequential periods in American history; his commitment to securing Israeli-Palestinian peace; and his establishment of the United States’ first Special Envoy to Monitor and

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today,� said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL’s national director. “You solidified an unbreakable affinity between two democracies challenged by extremists and terrorists—and an ironclad shared understanding—that security is one of the most important foundations for peace. ADL’s America’s Democratic Legacy Award was established more

mer U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman; as well as Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Justice Earl Warren, Saul Bellow, George Tenet, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Lee Iacocca, Walter Annenberg, Dwayne Andreas and Cardinal John O’Connor. The award has also been presented to distin-

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Paul Palank Memorial Foundation Awards $100,000 To Voices For Children oices for Children of Broward County, Inc., a nonprofit organization established in 2011 to support the Guardian ad Litem program, received a $100,000 gift from the Paul Palank Memorial Foundation which will be used for the creation of an endowment fund. The fund will be used to establish a reliable, long-term stream of revenue to help support Voices for Children’s ongoing efforts to help the Guardian ad Litem program assist abused, abandoned and/or neglected children in the care of the state in Broward County. “The Paul Palank Memorial Foundation donation allows us to establish this fund, which will help ensure that Voices will be able to continue to serve the needs of these most vulnerable children

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served by the Guardian ad Litem program into the future,” said Amy Goldin, board chair of Voices for Children. “We are so grateful for this tremendous gift.” The Paul Palank Memorial Foundation called upon others in the community to contribute to the fund. “The Palank Foundation is impressed with the role that Voices has stepped in to fill, becoming the only ongoing funding source for the very important Guardian ad Litem program for Broward’s dependent children,” said Angelica Palank, the foundation’s founding director. “The Endowment Fund will become one of many funding sources for the organization, which will continue to rely on individual and corporate gifts. We are hoping that more foundations, businesses

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and individuals will contribute to this perpetual funding source to help with this problem which, while it may never go away, this organization helps to improve.” Each year more than 2,000 children in Broward County are removed from their homes for their own protection and placed in state custody. Without the help of a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, many will have to navigate the state system alone, scared and helpless. Although state and county funding

for the Guardian ad Litem program is provided, there is not enough to recruit, train and professionally supervise a volunteer for every child who enters the Broward County system. Through its fundraising efforts, Voices distributes funds to meet these growing needs. The endowment fund will be managed through The Miami Foundation. O For more information, call Amy Goldin at 954-915-6949 or visit voicesbroward.org.

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SINGING FOR CHARITY Diana Ross To Perform At Boca West Foundation Kids’ Fundraiser he Boca West Foundation, which funds special projects for 11 children’s charities in the South Palm Beach County area, will hold an exclusive Diana Ross “Concert For The Children” on April 1 on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club. South Florida duo the Black Violins will open the show.

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Boca West Foundation was initiated in November 2010 as a way for Boca West Country Club members to give back to the community. Its mission statement: To identify and fund projects to assist local at-risk children and their families. The foundation reaches more than 2,000 local children through the charitable programs it supports. The concert proceeds will benefit the Old Navy Holiday Shopping Spree for the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton; the Boca West Health Clinic at the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; the “Sweet Dreams” Project at The Giving Tree; the Back to School Book Bag/Supplies program at the Wayne Barton Learning Center; the Pediatric Dental Care program at the Caridad Center; Boca West Fridays at Boca Helping Hands; DNA testing for bone marrow matches at The Gift of Life; the emergency shelter at

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$100,000 Golf Challenge scheduled to take place on March 31 at Boca West Country Club. Boca West Foundation was initiated in November 2010 as a way for Boca West Country Club members to give back to the Boca Raton community. Its mission statement: To identify and fund projects to assist atrisk children and their families in the Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County areas. Since its inception, the foundation has funded more than $700,000 for charitable programs. O For more information, call 561-4886980 or visit bocawestfoundation.org.

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FOR KIDS’ SAKE SOS Children’s Village To Hold Annual Gala At Boca West Country Club t SOS Children’s Village in Coconut Creek, a good home and hope are paramount to helping the 100 or so foster children who pass through the doors each year. When its annual Hope & Home Gala takes place on April 26 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, it will celebrate these core values while raising funds to support its programs. While children are meant to be cherished, the boys and girls who wind up at the Village have witnessed and experienced horrors that no adult should have to endure, such as neglect, drugs, and physical and sexual abuse. The staff, supporters and volunteers work to provide the support, tools and resources to these children with the goal that they grow up to be happy, confident, strong and successful. It all starts with a place to call home. Stephanie arrived at the Village at 16, after being abused and neglected at home, and then spending years moving between shelters and foster care placements. After only a few months at the Village she had a profound ex-

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perience: For the first time in her life she programmed SOS as “home” into her cell phone. This tiny act made her stop and realize that she had finally discovered the home and family she’d always wanted. “The reason we host the Hope & Home Gala each year is basically three-fold: to raise funds, highlight our cause and needs, and have something fun for our supporters and community to participate in,” says Debbie Levine, vice president of development. Now in its 17th year, the gala is the largest and most anticipated event the organization hosts. “More than 400 guests attend to support the vital work we do,” Levine says. This year’s theme is “White Hot,” featuring a fusion deejay, dancing, food and more than 200 silent and live auction items. Funds raised will help provide foster children growing up in the Village with basic necessities, activities and services such as therapy, tutoring and life skills. Sponsors include CMAA Seminole Region Golf Tournament, Wheelabrator Technologies, Jarden Consumer Solutions, Seminole Casino–Coconut Creek and The Boca Raton Observer. O For more information, call Julie Selvaggi at 954-420-5030, ext. 117, email jselvaggi@sosflorida.com or visit hopeandhomegala.org.

For 30 years and counting, Northwest Medical Center is proud to bring the community the latest in medical advancements. Whether it is our top-notch, highly skilled staff or the individualized attention we give to every patient, quality and compassion remain our only constant. Currently, we’re a 223-bed hospital continuously expanding with the latest medical advancements—staffed by nearly 600 physicians and more than 900 healthcare professionals.

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But no thirty-year anniversary would be complete without an expansion in progress, so pardon our dust. We’re in the process of expanding our Emergency Department by adding more than 25,000 square feet offering many more high-quality services backed with the most advanced technology. Our promise extends beyond state-of-the art infrastructure, we take special care to ensure each patient’s health is personally catered to. Right from making an appointment to creating a follow-up plan, we’re with you every step of the way.

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THE GOOD GUYS Annual Men With Caring Hearts Luncheon To Honor Community Leaders he 13th Annual Men with Caring Hearts (MWCH) awards luncheon, which benefits Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, will take place on April 25 at Boca West Country Club. The event provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to give recognition and thanks to outstanding male volunteers who have donated time, talent, energy and resources to make life better for others in the local community. This year’s event will be chaired by philanthropists and FFCDC supporters Michelle and John Antonini. The event will recognize Jay DiPietro as the Biggest Heart honoree, a title bestowed upon a philanthropic leader whose selfless dedication has positively impacted individuals and the community at large. In addition, all Palm Beach County and select Broward County nonprofit organizations have been invited to pay tribute to one man who has made a significant difference to their organization for the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.

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The event provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to give recognition and thanks to outstanding male volunteers who have donated time, talent, energy and resources to make life better for others in the local community.

The nominees and their nominating organizations include: Arthur Adler, SOS Children’s Villages-Florida; Andrew Alminana, Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton; Ronald P. Barsanti, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County; William Cappeller, Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County; Bill Feinberg, Ann Storck Center; Hal Finkelstein, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; Gregory Fried, Best Foot Forward Foundation; Nick Hartofilis, YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Ben Krieger, AVDA; Mike Martos, Broward Children’s Center; Neil Meany, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; Bob Morency, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida; Warren Orlando, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation; S. Chris Palermo, The George Snow Scholarship Fund; Greg Peters, Boca Helping Hands: Leslie Rozencwaig, Pine Crest School; Sanjiv Sharma, Caridad Center; Joseph B. Shearouse III, United Way of Palm Beach County; Aaron Sherwin, Boca Raton Police Department; and Gary Starkand, The Weiss School. Participating agencies have also been encouraged to nominate a young male volunteer age 16-21 for the Youth in Philanthropy Award. Nominees should have contributed their time and talents to their agency’s mission and the overall quality of life in our community. The honorees and their nominating organizations are: Dylan Ehrnst, YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Jonathan Howard, HandsOn Broward; and Joshua McMann, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. O For more information, call Lauren Kimber at 561-391-7274, ext.128. or visit ffcdc.org.

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SHOWS CLASS Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council Presents Scholarships To Local Universities he Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council presented scholarships to local colleges during its monthly dinner meeting at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Recipients included Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Palm Beach State College and selected local high schools. “The GBREPC has a true commitment to local institutions of education,” said Alan Rosenthal, GBREPC president. “The funds will be used to enhance programs that improve the knowledge and skills of students whose careers may ultimately take them into the field of estate planning, whether through accounting, law or finance.” The meeting also featured the lecture, “Federal Tax Update: Income, Estate and Gift Tax Developments of Interest to Estate Planners,” presented by Samuel Donaldson, a law professor at Georgia State University College. The evening was co-sponsored by United Nursing Services and U.S. Trust Company.

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Unicorn Children’s Foundation Sponsors Boating & Beach Bash For People With Disabilities he Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will hold its sixth annual event on March 22 at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. This free event for people with intellectual and/or physical challenges, their caregivers and family members will include boat rides, a BBQ lunch, entertainment, dancing, a Kids’ Fun Zone and other activities for children and adults. This year’s title sponsor is Boca Raton-based Unicorn Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to education, awareness and research on behalf of children and young adults with developmental, communication and learning disorders. “The Bash honors those with physical and/or intellectual chal-

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“Our volunteers are extraordinary,” said Van Vechten. “They bring a level of dedication, support and compassion to this event seldom seen anywhere. Bash organizers are currently asking for donations from those who recognize the importance of the special needs community, which in Palm Beach County accounts for one in four residents having a disability, seen or unseen, which is often the case with children with intellectual challenges.” This past January the Boating

& Beach Bash was named the Best Community Service Program in South Florida for the third consecutive year by the Gold Coast Public Relations Council. “We are honored by this award and particularly pleased to partner with Unicorn in our efforts to provide families living with disabilities memories to last a lifetime,” said Van Vechten. O For more information, call 561-7152622 or email info@boatingbeachbash.com.

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Nick Hartofilis

Leslie Rozencwaig

SOS Children’s Villages - Florida

YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Pine Crest School

Ronald P. Barsan

Benjamin W. Krieger

Sanjiv Sharma

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Aid to Vicms of Domesc Abuse, Inc. (AVDA)

Caridad Center

William Cappeller

Neil Meany

Joseph B. Shearouse

Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

United Way of Palm Beach County

Bill Feinberg

Bob Morency

Aaron Sherwin

The Ann Storck Center

Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.

Boca Raton Police Services Department

Hal Finkelstein

Warren S. Orlando

Gary Starkand

The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundaon

The Weiss School

Gregory Fried

S. Chris Palermo

Best Foot Forward Foundaon

The George Snow Scholarship Fund

Mark Grimaldi

Greg Peters

Broward Children’s Center

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Joshua McMann

YMCA of South Palm Beach County

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MARCH 22 If there’s any doubt singer/actress Miley Cyrus has left her Disney persona in the dust, consider this: Not only has she become notorious for poking her tongue at the world (literally) and turning twerking into a household word courtesy of her controversial performance on the MTV VMAs, but she curses like a truck driver, according to Rolling Stone. The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and mother Tish, she caught the show biz bug from her dad and appeared in several TV shows, including Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” which shot her to tween stardom. While she’s a talented singer, these days she gets more press for her antics and skimpy costumes than for her voice. Either way, you can expect a wild show when she performs at 8 p.m. at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org MARCH 1 Whoopi Goldberg Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 14 New Orleans! with Aaron Neville and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 16 Smokey Robinson Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 30 Jay Leno Show begins at 8 p.m.

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Coral Springs Center for the Arts

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MARCH 5 The 20/20 Experience: Justin Timberlake Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, 24, 31 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary. MARCH 22 Bangerz Tour: Miley Cyrus Show begins at 8 p.m.

AutoNation IMAX Theater

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coralspringscenterforthearts.com MARCH 8 Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Show begins at 8 p.m. SOFT ROCKER: Michael Bolton performs on March 12 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

MARCH 15 Bobby Collins Show begins at 8 p.m.

Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637; mods.org

Cruzan Amphitheatre

MARCH 1-31 “Flight of the Butterflies 3D” Show times vary.

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601-7 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883;

BB&T Center One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954-835-7469; thebbtcenter.com MARCH 4 The 20/20 Experience: Justin Timberlake Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 25, 27, 29 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary. MARCH 15 Paul Simon and Sting Show begins at 8 p.m.

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Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com MARCH 1 Jennifer Nettles with Brandy Clark Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 8 Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 14 Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett Show begins at 8 p.m.

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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org MARCH 12 Michael Bolton Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 13 Joan Rivers Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 7 Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience Show begins at 8 p.m.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

MARCH 13 Patti LuPone with Seth Rudetsky Show begins at 8 p.m.

browardcenter.org

954-462-0222;

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sunlifestadium.com

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MARCH 15 - 16 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Festival begins at 3 p.m.

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MARCH 25 - APRIL 6 American Idiot Show times vary.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach;

Sunset Cove Amphitheater 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton,

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MARCH 16 Kari Jobe Show begins at 7 p.m.

MARCH 28 The Avett Brothers Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 18 2 Chainz: 2 Good to be T.R.U. Show begins at 8 p.m.

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MARCH 20 An Intimate Evening with Marc Cohn Show begins at 8 p.m.

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events MARCH 1 59th Annual Bethesda Ball Attend one of Palm Beach County’s pioneering galas, with dinner, dancing and entertainment. Benefits Bethesda Hospital Foundation. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-737-7733 or visit bethesdahospitalfoundation.org. MARCH 1 The American Heart Association’s 32nd Annual Boca Raton Heart and Stroke Ball Enjoy dining, live and silent auctions, entertainment and dancing. Takes place at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-697-6624 or visit bocaratonheartball.heart.org. MARCH 1 On the Road: Sotheby’s Appraisal Day at FAU Experts from Sotheby’s New York will provide verbal appraisals for paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and more. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561297-2337 or visit fau.edu. MARCH 1 Boca Raton Chamber Community Cookout This day outdoors will feature food, beverages and fun for the entire family. Takes place at the Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-395-4433 or visit bocaratonchamber.com. MARCH 1 Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s Noche Caliente Tropical Enjoy cocktails, great cuisine, music, dancing, live and silent auctions and an after party. Singer 152

Jon Secada will perform and Donald Trump is expected to attend. Takes place at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-620-9377 or visit unicornchildrensfoundation.org. MARCH 1-2 26th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part 2 Check out fine arts and crafts, enjoy great food and drinks and soak up the scene. Takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-7466615 or visit artfestival.org.

For more information, call 561477-5400 or visit flnewdirectionsforwomenluncheon.com. MARCH 5 A Special Night for Special Needs Hosted by Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, this cocktail reception will celebrate the organization’s milestones and support its new initiatives. Takes place at a private residence in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561852-3200 or visit levisjcc.org.

MARCH 1 THROUGH APRIL 23 “Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation” View a dazzling exhibition of Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and others. Takes place at the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.

MARCH 5 Turn-Out for the Stars: Stars of American Ballet in Concert with Boca Ballet Theatre Check out this one-nightonly performance featuring Daniel Ulbricht and his talented troupe, along with the Boca Ballet Theatre. Takes place at Spanish River High School’s Countess de Hoernle Theatre in Boca Raton. Starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-9950709 or visit bocaballet.org.

MARCH 2 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks and 5K Run This morning event raises funds for autism awareness, advocacy, research and family services for parents and professionals. Takes place at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 561-465-0050 or visit autismspeaks.org.

MARCH 6-15 Eighth Annual Festival of the Arts Boca The festival will feature the finest in classical music, jazz, dance, film and literature. Takes place at The Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-368-8445 or visit festivalboca.org.

MARCH 4 New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon Best-selling author and health consultant Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., will discuss the effects of stress and ways to combat it. Takes place at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. Benefits National Jewish Health. Starts at 11 a.m.

MARCH 7 Fifth Annual KidSafe Foundation’s Fundraising Event Enjoy an evening of entertainment, food, open bar, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes and more. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-756-2171 or visit kidsafefoundation.org.

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MARCH 8 DKJA Annual Benefit Ball & Auction Attend Donna Klein Jewish Academy’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds directly benefitting school programs and need-based financial assistance. Takes place at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-5007 or visit dkja.org. MARCH 8 Treasures and Plants Fundraiser Sale This Boca Raton Garden Club fundraiser will offer an array of items and plants for the home and garden. Takes place at The Boca Raton Garden Club. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-395-9376 or visit bocaratongardenclub.org. MARCH 8-9 18th Annual Lauderdaleby-the-Sea Craft Festival Shop for ocean-inspired arts and crafts, enjoy great food and drink, and more. Takes place on A1A and Commercial Boulevard in downtown Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-7466615 or visit artfestival.com. MARCH 8-9 26th Annual Irish Fest on Flagler Spend an afternoon enjoying entertainment, bagpipers, Gaelic food, a Celtic marketplace, a children’s area and more. Takes place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Starts at noon. For more information, call 954-946-1093 or visit irishflorida.org. MARCH 9 Hanley Center Foundation Family Picnic This family-friendly day will feature a world-class horse jumping competition, lunch, kids’ activities and silent auctions. Takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington.

Starts at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-8411048 or visit hanleycenter.org. MARCH 9, 16, 23 Piaget Gold Cup Enjoy a day showcasing legendary polo players, gallant ponies and luxury timepieces. Takes place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561-2045687 or visit internationalpoloclub.com. MARCH 9 JARC’s 28th Annual Gala This “Wizard of Oz”themed event will include drinks, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561558-2572 or visit jarcfl.org. MARCH 10 10th Annual Circle of Hope Gala Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a presentation by guest speaker Jim Sackett, retired anchor for WPTV NewsChannel 5. Takes place at Delray Dunes Golf & Country Club. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-244-7627 or visit womenscircle.org. MARCH 11 11th Annual Women with Wings and Wisdom Luncheon and Fashion Show Bid in a silent auction, then enjoy lunch and a Bloomingdale’s fashion show. Takes place at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-364-4402. MARCH 14-15 46th Annual Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Enjoy a traditional Celtic celebration with Irish dancing, live music, bagpipes, beer and food. Takes place at

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Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561218-2929 or visit ccfa.org. MARCH 20 The Land We Love, The Lives We Honor Gala Concert Mingle during the cocktail reception, then enjoy a charity benefit concert starring international superstar Yaakov Shwekey. Benefits the My Israel project. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-417-7797 or visit shwekeyconcert.com. MARCH 20-23 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show Check out a spectacular display of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. Takes place along Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954764-7642 or visit showmanagement.com. MARCH 21-22 Our Beautiful Cities Flower Show Receive free admission to the show, which will feature magnificent floral and table designs, unusual horticulture specimens and educational displays. Takes place at the Boca Raton Garden Club. Show times vary. For more information, call 561395-9376 or visit bocaratongardenclub.org. MARCH 22 14th Annual Riverwalk Run This Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale event includes a 5K run/walk, a 5-mile run and a Kids Fun Run for children under 12. Takes place at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 954-462-1350 or visit riverwalkrun.com.

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MARCH 23 12th Annual Tri County Humane Society Doggie Ball Wear your boots, hats, diamonds and pearls for this western-themed fundraiser that will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-482-8110 or visit tricountyhumane.org. MARCH 24 2014 Anti-Defamation League Lecture Series The featured speaker for this event will be Dr. Robert Watson, professor and director of American Studies at Lynn University, who will discuss Jewish contributions to the American Revolution. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-988-2910 or visit florida.adl.org. MARCH 26 Center for Creative Education Spring Luncheon This annual luncheon will showcase work the Center for Creative Education does with underserved youth in Palm Beach County. Takes place at a private residence in Palm Beach. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-805-9927 or visit cceflorida.org. MARCH 27 Fifth Annual Jewish Women’s Study Day This event will include a light breakfast, choice of two one-hour workshops, lunch and a keynote speaker. Takes place at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. Starts at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 561-392-1545 or visit jewishwomenstudy.org. MARCH 28 Journey for Faith Third Annual Epilepsy Fundraiser Check out this evening featuring light bites, juicing

nutrition and health, exhibitors of natural and spiritual products, raffle prizes, a yoga class and more. Takes place at The Sonoma House in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-5046222 or visit epilepsyfl.nationbuilder.com/faith. MARCH 28 Generations Concert: “Keeping Music Alive” This evening presented by Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. will include a pre-event reception, silent auction and “The Temptations Review” featuring Dennis Edwards. Takes place at The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-213-8209 or visit natkingcolegenhope.org. MARCH 29 Ales for Anglers Event Take part in a fun afternoon of craft beer, fishing and music education. Benefits the Snook and Gamefish Foundation. Takes place at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 2 p.m. For more information, call 561-963-6704. MARCH 29 Florida Atlantic University Making Waves Gala This fundraiser will provide scholarships and support for veterans and first-generation students. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-297-6144 or visit fau.edu. MARCH 29 Florida Atlantic University’s KidSafe Family Day This free family event will feature KidSafe programs for children and adults, bullying prevention, face painting, balloon artists and free KidSafe safety books for the first

300 families to arrive. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-756-2171 or visit kidsafefoundaiton.org. MARCH 29-30 Fourth Annual CityPlace Art Fair Enjoy arts, crafts, fair food and more. Takes place at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. MARCH 29-30 Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Hatsume Fair 2014 See Morikami Park become transformed for its spirited Japanese spring festival. Takes place at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-795-0233 or visit morikami.org. MARCH 30 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Maserati North America, Inc. will partner with the International Polo Club Palm Beach to host this prestigious event. Takes place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561-204-5687 or visit internationalpoloclub.com. MARCH 31 Second Annual Boca West Foundation $100,000 Charity Golf Challenge The Boca West Foundation will host this event and distribute the prize money to 11 children’s charities in South Palm Beach County. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit foundation@bocawest.cc.org. O

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JEWISH FEDERATION LION OF JUDAH LUNCHEON Keynote speaker and Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger wowed more than 400 Lion of Judah supporters at this year’s Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County luncheon, which took place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Themed “Moments, Milestones and Miracles,” the event celebrated new members and raised funds for its mission of helping Jewish people locally and around the world.

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JAFCO HEROES GALA More than $400,000 was raised during JAFCO’s (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) hero-themed affair, which took place at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. The evening featured a casino, cocktail reception, dinner, auctions, live music, dancing, awards and a presentation. Proceeds benefitted JAFCO’s programs, which help South Florida’s abused, neglected and special-needs children.

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JFS ANNUAL GALA AND AUCTION A sold-out crowd of more than 350 guests walked the purple carpet at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton for a fantasy-themed evening of cocktails, live entertainment, dinner, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. The affair raised $500,000 for JFS programs.

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SPANISH RIVER FIFTH ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER More than 200 guests attended “Let the Dinners Begin,” Spanish River Community High School Foundation’s annual fundraiser. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres at The Sonoma House, followed by a special dinner at one of eight participating homes, and culminating with a delectable dessert buffet. Proceeds benefitted Spanish River High School programs.

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BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

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PRIOR SALE DATE

BOCA GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

3879 CANDLEWOOD CT

AUGUST HEIDI

NIMAROFF MAY AUGUST

$200,000

BOCA GOLF & TENNIS CLUB

17058 BOCA CLUB BLVD 6

SCARANTINO MADELINE

COWIT JACQUELINE S INDIV TRUSTEE

$229,000

$110,000

01-DEC-92

06-OCT-09

BOCA HARBOUR

724 NE 71ST ST

KUNCMAN RACHEL L

724 NE 71ST LLC

$555,000

$900,000

01-NOV-05

BOCA ISLES NORTH

19196 BLACK MANGROVE CT

LARSON TODD

WELLS FARGO BANK NA

$325,000

$345,800

04-SEP-13

BOCA ISLES NORTH

19317 LOST OAKS LN

MAIGNAN FRANCINE G

SCIUK VIRGINIA N INDIV TRUSTEE

$481,000

$299,500

01-JAN-95

BOCA LAKES

2555 NW 41ST ST

MENDEZ DENISE

LEACH KIMBERLY

$448,000

BOCA POINTE CC - BUENAVISTA

5998 VISTA LINDA LN

TSANG VIVIAN C

FLIERINGA CHARLES

$599,000

$300,000

01-APR-96

BOCA POINTE CC - BUENAVISTA

6148 VISTA LINDA LN

STEVENSON MARIA BETANIA

RICHARDS JANET CISLER INDIV TRUSTEE

$490,000

BOCA POINTE CC - CAPTIVA

7460 ANDORRA PL

ELKOBI MORDCHAI

KOENIGSBERG JUDY

$255,000

14-FEB-11

BOCA POINTE CC - ESPLANADA

22668 ESPLANADA CIR W

CARPENTIERI AMY

POGASH LILLIAN INDIV TRUSTEE

$382,500

11-AUG-06

MILLPOND

3811 NW 23RD CT

ZILOUCHIAN ALI

BANK OF NY MELLON TRUSTEE

$505,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16211 ANDALUCIA LN

SCHAPIRA DAVID V

TOLEDO JORGE M INDIV TRUSTEE

$970,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8394 DELPRADO DR

MAKARY VAUGHN W

SBC II REO LLC

MONTOYA ESTATES

7992 CHULA VISTA CRES

ZWICK FLORINE SHIFRA

FL RENTAL SPECIALISTS LLC TRUSTEE

$298,700

OLD FLORESTA

558 NW 9TH CT

MASSARELLA KATHLEEN MARIE

NIEPORTE NAOMI CATHERINE

$435,000

PALM BEACH FARMS

1024 SW 17TH ST

OKEEFFE CLARE

WATSON DEBORAH

$610,000

$540,000

PALMA VISTA

9778 PALMA VISTA WAY

MACCARRONE MARK P

PALMA VISTA X LLC

$525,000

$402,600

30-JAN-13

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 537

BERNSTEIN ROBERT M

FORT ANGELA

$217,500

$285,000

20-DEC-04

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 640

ACOCA MARCIA

GARCIA CATHERINE H INDIV PR

$275,000

PARKSIDE

1920 PARKSIDE CIR S

SANTORO RENATA ZANI

LEHRER PAUL R

$675,000

20-FEB-09

01-AUG-98

$420,300

07-FEB-13 29-MAY-12

$2,000,000

06-AUG-12 $222,200

07-MAY-13 01-DEC-87 04-JAN-07

18-NOV-13 $372,500

17-FEB-99

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ADDRESS

BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

HELLMAN HELEN INDIV TRUSTEE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

$735,000

PRIOR SALE DATE

POLO CLUB - LAKES SUTTON PLACE

17270 BRIDLEWAY TRL

KANOFF SUSAN

POLO CLUB - VILLE DE CAPRI

17452 VIA CAPRI

FRIEDMAN SUSAN I

GOLDBERG BRUCE E INDIV TRUSTEE

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1200 ROYAL PALM WAY

SCAGGS WILLIAM JOSEPH

KIMMEL KARON H INDIV TRUSTEE

$2,900,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1850 SABAL PALM DR

WITTIG VICTORIA RAWLE

SAHARRA HOMES LLC

$3,200,000

SANTA BARBARA

6327 NW 24TH ST

KAYE ROCHELLE

MARCUS KRYSTAL

$390,000

SATURNIA

19473 SATURNIA LAKES DR

STERN SHERA

ZASLAV ROBERT L INDIV TRUSTEE

$510,000

SATURNIA

19083 SKYRIDGE CIR

SINGH SANJAY

SLATER MARC B

$515,000

$487,500

19-AUG-09

SATURNIA ISLES

9907 SAVONA WINDS DR

BECK BRIAN P

WISTON DEREK

$555,000

$495,516

19-FEB-03

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

7147 AYRSHIRE LN

DUPUY MICHEL C

ALTICE CAROLE J

$1,092,500

$960,000

01-MAY-91

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

17321 ALLENBURY CT

SHIMON DANI

CAPITAL ONE NA

$850,000

$775,100

23-APR-12

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

17887 LITTEN DR

SHAPIRO ELWIN

MILIM STEVEN TRUSTEE

$245,000

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

10755 STONEBRIDGE BLVD

MOORE TIMOTHY J

MESHEL HELEN

$369,000

$395,000

01-DEC-93

STONECREEK RANCHES

16121 QUIET VISTA CIR

KHALIL SAED

LYNX ASSET SERVICES LLC

$670,000

$10,070,000

THE ESTATES

1401 SPANISH RIVER RD

SINGER STUART

GORLOVA LYUDMILA

THE ESTATES

767 SE 31ST ST

OBRIEN WILLIAM MARTIN

KMOSKO MATTHEW W

$539,000

$315,000

11-JAN-02

THE OAKS - FOX HILL ESTATES

17554 MIDDLEBROOK WAY

GOTTFRIED RACHEL

BOCA FL2 LLC

$1,450,000

$896,500

22-AUG-13

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

17598 GRAND ESTE WAY

MANTE DANIELLE

G L HOMES OF BOCA RATON ASSOC V LTD

$2,300,000

$2,700,000

27-MAY-11

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

17703 CADENA DR

GULLER JEFFREY

STANDARD PACIFIC OF FLORIDA

$1,010,685

$8,800,000

THE SHORES

18680 OCEAN MIST DR

FULLER DENISE

BROD BARBARA INDIV TRUSTEE

$445,000

THE SHORES

18672 OCEAN MIST DR

MARCHELLO PENNY

GONZALEZ CARLOS

$380,000

16-MAR-06 $325,000

$3,200,000

12-DEC-13 24-JAN-13 04-AUG-11

24-APR-09

$2,200,000

$385,000

26-MAY-09 08-NOV-11

31-DEC-09 13-AUG-13

29-OCT-12 01-MAY-99

$320,000

10-SEP-00

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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“Claire and her staff did a great job marketing and closing on our property very quickly. She knows the market, is a super marketer and an excellent closer. She will get the job done.” James & Lynn Anders, Woodfield Hunt Club

“Claire and her staff are very professional. From our first meeting you said you would find us a buyer and you did. There were no “surprises” as we moved through the process and your staff was always helpful in answering and responding to our call. Would we recommend you to friends? Absolutely.” Bob & Vickie Cooper, Cambridge Park, Boca Raton

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

$392,000

$101,000

PRIOR SALE DATE

THORNHILL MEWS

7235 ARCADIA CT

BIENENFELD SARA L

COFFIN LEIGH

19-DEC-03

TIERRA DEL RAY SOUTH ESTATES

10540 EL CABALLO CT

ALB CRIN STEFAN

HSBC BANK USA NA TRUSTEE

$1,028,579

$1,060,100

27-SEP-13

TIERRA DEL RAY SOUTH ESTATES

10793 EL CABALLO CT

SHEHADEH MAMOUN

HAGGERTY VINCENT

$775,000

$241,000

01-NOV-93

TIMBERCREEK

2401 NW 26TH ST

BAUER ELIZABETH J

BRANDWEIN GARY

$461,000

$340,000

04-NOV-02

TROPIC ISLE

926 BOLENDER DR

CLEMENT JEREMY P

CUMBIE FRANK

$635,000

$252,500

01-JUN-98

TROPIC ISLE

926 BANYAN DR

MINTZ PETER

881 APPLEBY STREET LLC

$2,150,000

$600,000

05-MAR-10

TROPIC ISLE

923 DOGWOOD DR

WEEDLING LYNNE K

WALLACE NORMAN

$1,175,000

$1,250,000

18-SEP-06

WATERSIDE

1221 SW 21ST AVE

LORD KAREN E

TAYLOR R JAMES

$840,000

$800,000

10-NOV-03

WOODFIELD CC - CAMBRIDGE PARK

5755 NW 40TH TER

SHAFRAN SHEILA E

COOPER WILLIAM R

$317,500

$255,400

01-DEC-92

WOODFIELD CC - CLUBSIDE

3521 NW CLUBSIDE CIR

STOCK JOHN L

KARP GEORGE INDIV TRUSTEE

$812,500

24-DEC-13

WOODFIELD CC - HAMILTON PLACE

5417 NW 41ST TER

DRAIMAN DAVID

FEDERAL NATIONAL MTG ASSOCIATION

$420,000

08-NOV-12

WOODFIELD CC - HAMILTON PLACE

4167 NW 55TH PL

VILLACARI DONNA

GENEEN JUDITH L

$439,000

WOODFIELD CC - HAMPTONS

3160 WESTMINSTER DR

LEEDS RYAN G

FRONSTIN MICHELLE MERSON

$400,000

WOODFIELD CC - HAMPTONS

3100 HARRINGTON DR

YOGEL BENJAMIN C

ROBINS STEPHEN M

$882,500

WOODFIELD CC - HAMPTONS

3299 HARRINGTON DR

GEVINSON TERI

GILIBERTI CATHERINE TRUSTEE

$600,000

WOODFIELD CC - KENSINGTON

4250 NW 65TH PL

WASSERMAN JAMIE B

DAIDONE JOHN E

$300,000

$305,200

01-MAY-97

WOODFIELD CC - KENSINGTON

4266 NW 66TH PL

MERSON MICHELLE

DRAIMAN DAVID

$340,000

$205,000

14-JUN-11

WOODFIELD CC - REGENTS SQUARE

5607 NW 38TH AVE

BOLENDER MARK

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA

$427,875

$335,000

31-JUL-13

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

3095 EQUESTRIAN DR

KAHN MAIDE DENIZ

COFFINO ROBERT

$650,000

$545,000

21-DEC-09

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

4325 ST CHARLES WAY

LANDAU MATTHEW

GROSSMAN JAY M

$800,000

$535,000

01-MAR-95

$599,000

22-FEB-06

$394,200

01-MAR-88

18-SEP-03

05-DEC-13

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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GOOD DEEDS The Mitzvah Lunch Club Honors The Past By Paying It ForwardBY SUSAN R. MILLER arcy Barrick never met Talia Agler, but the 26-year-old’s story of giving—even in death—inspired the Boca Raton personnel recruiter so much that she started The Mitzvah Lunch Club. “In her short 26 years Talia touched so many people and this group should be one of her legacies,” says Barrick, who learned about how much Agler had done while attending her funeral service. She was the daughter of Mindy and Rabbi Richard Agler, who retired

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ation. Always one to give, five of her organs were donated after her death. Barrick was so impacted by Agler’s story that while lunching at a restaurant with friends, she told them she felt the need to do more. “Everyone is philanthropic,” Barrick says. “We don’t just go to lunch and play tennis, but I felt like I was shallow. I asked what else we could do as friends to make a difference.” And in May 2012, she had an epiphany: Instead of spending $20 dining out, she and her friends

In her short 26 years Talia touched so many people and this group should be one of her legacies.

in 2011 from Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton. In January 2012, she was struck and killed by a car while jogging in Washington, D.C. During college Agler interned at the Centre for Domestic Training in Kenya and stayed in touch after gradu176

– Marcy Barrick, founder, The Mitzvah Lunch Club

would host modest lunches at their homes where representatives from the charity of choice makes a presentation. Each would donate the $20 to a cause chosen by the hostess. The name The Mitzvah Lunch Club grew out of the Hebrew word

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

“mitzvah,” which loosely translated means good deed. It started with four women, but quickly grew to 20, then 30. Today, there are 50 members, although not everyone attends every lunch. In its first year the club raised $4,376. Beneficiaries have included the Tri County Humane Society, Boca Helping Hands, Wayne Barton Study Center, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Centre for Domestic Training, where Agler was an intern. This past January the club met at the home of Nel Bloom, a club member whose son Bronsen, a senior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, at just 14 created Musical Cares, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit group that provides instruments to students who can’t afford them. About 35 people attended the luncheon and raised $1,500 for his organization.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: (Clockwise from Top Right) Mitzvah Lunch Club guest speaker Wayne Barton of the Wayne Barton Study Center explained his organization’s mission to help underprivileged kids in the community; Nel Bloom, Joyce Ettedgui, Jodi Mignatti and Robin Siegal attend a club lunch; guest speaker Bronsen Bloom, founder and president of Musical Cares, a group that collects and donates musical instruments to schools (Standing Left to Right) Lisa Pawliger, Lisa McMillan, Amy Schaffer, Michele Coles, Gail Lutin, Rabbi Marci Bloch, Merri Koolik, Samantha Goodman, Karen Dern, Mimi Barrick, Susan Moldow, Jill Fisher and Laurie Stollman (Kneeling Left to Right) Lori Siegel, Julia Hanapole, Tracy Weinstein, Marcy Barrick, Leslie Glickman and Debi Fogel attend the very first Mitzvah Club Lunch

“To date, he has helped nine schools, donated more than 350 instruments and has impacted the lives of 1,500 students,” Bloom points out proudly. Barrick’s goal for 2014 is not to grow her group, but to see similar groups launched. Already she has a woman in Coral Springs, a friend in Long Island, N.Y. and someone who read about her group in Texas looking to start their own. Says Barrick: “I’m thrilled to see this idea grow and be passed along to others.” O For more information about The Mitzvah Lunch Club or how to start your own, email marcy31@bellsouth.net.

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