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Here & Now

Maybe our age will be remembered not so much for our works of art and architecture as for our good works. Maybe.

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Curb Appeal: The Jupiter

Island estate of The Yankee Candle Co. founder lights up South Beach Road.

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This & That

Contributors

A few words about our writers and photographers.

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Great laces, cruise wear goes coastal, a “Golden Hour’’ DeWitt timepiece and other fashionable finds by our Fashion & Style Director, Elyse Ranart.

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In the City

Young Bailee Madison returns home to Fort Lauderdale film festival honor; paint yourself silly — or scary — this Halloween with newly available special effects makeup; the Autumn Moonlight benefit honors autism crusaders; and The Museum of Discovery & Science gala slips comfortably into a ’60s Mad Men mode.

Wine & Spirits

Chile and Argentina share a common border – and a growing reputation for great wines from little-known grapes.

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Wine & Dine

Our directory of fine dining establishments.

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E! News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic will share her experience overcoming breast cancer in person at the Sun Sentinel Party In Pink Oct. 23 in Fort Lauderdale. Her work championing health causes is among seven stories we share in our annual Powers for Good feature, beginning on pg. 76.

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On the Shore

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show cruises in – with upgrades – for its 53rd year; a little TLC for Boys & Girls Clubs from a winner of TLC’s Four Houses; King Jewelers in Aventura October pink jewel sales help cancer research; DonorCommunity provides all-in-one fundraising software for nonprofits and the Jeb Bush Florida Classic offers a quartet of celebrations

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The Calendar

The annual Glam-A-THON struts in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the cause of breast-cancer research,

“the ultimate event’’ for chocoholics, your chance to meet actor Dennis Haysbert and other can’t-miss events coming up this month.

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Home & Décor:

Contemporary design – clean, uncluttered spaces – is cool again in South Florida.

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Design: Come along and see how four designers met the challenge of decorating homes while respecting a spectacular view.

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Art & Letters

A new exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art shows that quilts have had something to say since colonial times.

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October 2012 powers for good

IN THE ROSE-COLORED LIMELIGHT

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Giuliana and Bill Rancic deliver multimedia reality — with hope

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t’s been quite a year for Giuliana Rancic. But you probably knew that. The E! News co-anchor and her husband, fellow reality TV star Bill Rancic, have been living out loud for some time now. In case you haven’t heard – via E! News, Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill, Today show, Twitter – the couple’s reality has held both joy and struggle since September 2011. That’s when a routine mammogram, performed while Giuliana was undergoing in-vitro fertilization, detected early-stage breast cancer. A lumpectomy failed to remove all the cancer, so Giuliana and Bill decided she should have a double mastectomy in December with immediate reconstruction. Then in April the telegenic couple announced on NBC’s Today that a gestational carrier would give birth to their baby in late summer. After a Twitter-fed baby-watch from a scenic hotel suite in Vail, Colo., Edward Duke was born Aug. 29 in Denver, and the family returned via private jet to their Chicago home, where entrepreneur Bill recently opened an Italian restaurant. Throughout it all, the camera kept rolling, even in the hospital after Giuliana’s mastectomy and during the tough recovery period – and it was not always pretty. As she has said from the start of Giuliana & Bill five years ago, they are committed to keeping it honest. However, they thought the story would play out differently. “We’re going to buy this house and have kids, and it will be perfect,” Giuliana, 38, told The Baltimore Sun. Sun “But lo and behold, reality set in, no pun intended.”

“Giuliana has gone through a traumatic time at a very early age and come through it smiling and happy and with a new baby boy,” Carpenter says. “Having Bill here will be terrific because men go through breast cancer with the women in their lives.”

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The two met when Giuliana interviewed Bill after he won the first season of The Apprentice. In 2007 they were married in an Italian-English Roman Catholic wedding on Italy’s island of Capri. Together, they wrote the book I Do, Now What? Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple (Ballantine, 2010), sharing their insights on merging two lives with characteristic humor and openness. Both Giuliana and Bill see their experiences as opportunities to reach out to others, sharing a seemingly unsinkable message of hope. Indeed, this month the Rancics will shine their star power on several area fund raisers for cancer charities. Patti Carpenter, chairman of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Luncheon Oct. 26, says her committee recognized the Rancic’s power to convey their inspirational journey. “Giuliana has gone through a traumatic time at a very early age and come through it smiling and happy and with a new baby boy,” Carpenter says. “Having Bill here will be terrific because men go through breast cancer with the women in their lives.” Among other charity work, the Rancics have been strong supporters of Operation Smile, which supplies free reconstructive surgery for children with facial deformities. Their 2010 “Be the Light” event in Los Angeles reportedly raised $75,000 for the cause. “One of the things we’ve always tried to do is help others with our story,” Bill said on Today. “Whether it’s with the infertility issues, whether it’s with the breast cancer, we said we’re going to turn these negatives into positives. And if we can help others by sharing our story, then it’s worth it.” Odds are newborn Edward Duke Rancic will soon share his story. It’s the family business.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic – and perhaps baby Duke – will be in South Florida in October for cancer fund raisers Sun Sentinel Party in Pink, Oct. 23, 110 Tower, Fort Lauderdale. Giuliana Rancic will share her experience overcoming breast cancer during an evening celebrating the Sun Sentinel Life’s Victories cancer survivors. The party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction, all to benefit Gilda’s Club South Florida, a free cancer support community for people with cancer and their families and friends. Advanced tickets only; $65 general admission, $85 for VIP reception. Visit www.sunsentinel. com/pinktix and 877-332-8499. An Evening with Giuliana Rancic, Oct. 25, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood. Giuliana Rancic will speak about her experiences at this event benefiting the Memorial Breast Cancer Fund; includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle by Chanel Boutique Bal Harbour. Tickets are $125; VIP tickets are $500. Visit www. physiciansinstitute.info or call 954-964-4113. 9th Annual Go Pink Luncheon, Oct. 26, Boca Raton Resort & Club. Giuliana and Bill Rancic headline this luncheon to raise money for breast cancer detection and diagnostic services provided by the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Individual tickets are $150. Sponsors at the $3,000 level or above are invited to a VIP cocktail reception with the Rancics that evening at the home of luncheon chair Patti Carpenter. Visit www.brrh.com/Foundation.aspx or call 561-955-4142.

THE BOCA WAY – Elizabeth Rahe

Nothing about Boca Raton is the same. It’s better. BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB

I was on my back getting a facial when Galia, my esthetician, started gushing about the new iPic theater in Boca’s Mizner Park. She rarely gets this excited talking about anything during skin-care treatments. “It’s wonderful,” she said. “You sit in a leather recliner and they give you your own pillow and blanket. They also bring you food and drinks. You just have to push a button. You will never go to the movies anywhere else.” The upscale movie theater is just part of the revitalization of downtown Boca. Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place, the keystones of downtown, have matured into exciting venues for dining, movies and live entertainment. The new iPic, along with the accompanying Tanzy restaurant, have generated a lot of buzz. They were the brainchild of Hamid Hashemi, who has a reputation for creating luxury entertainment concepts from theaters to bowling alleys. He is best known locally for opening the Muvico Palace 20, which is now the Cinemark Palace 20. His iPic borrowed some of the same elements of Muvico’s Premier, such as living room-like seating and good food, and made them even more luxurious. “We are taking two of the most popular forms of out-of-home entertainment – going to a restaurant and a movie theater – and

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News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic. Her life has held great joy and struggle since September 2011, when a routine mammogram, performed while Giuliana was undergoing in-vitro fertilization, detected early-stage breast cancer. Rancic will share her experience overcoming breast cancer in person at the Party In Pink Oct. 23 in Fort Lauderdale. Her work championing health causes is among the stories of seven individuals we profile this issue in our annual Powers for Good feature, beginning on pg. 76 We share their stories so we all may grasp the joys of life lived large.

Rancic appearances in South Florida

After weeks of intense research, a long-time Palm Beach County resident finds nothing about Boca Raton is the same. It’s better.

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Glam-A-THON’s mission to kiss breast cancer goodbye BY ROBYN A. FRIEDMAN

The Boca buzz is all about the new luxury theater and gourmet restaurant.

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DON’T STOP — BELIEVE IT. IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOT ONLY CAN YOU LEAVE TOWN, BUT THE COUNTRY, ON A SOJOURN TO A VERY COOL HOTSPOT WITHOUT HAVING TO CONNECT IN ANOTHER CITY.

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sea of pink as divas, dudes and dogs take to the streets for the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut. And this year, event founder Tammy Gail promises that the Strut will be bigger, bolder — well, sassier, as she would put it — and will raise more money than ever to benefit those fighting against breast cancer. “Six years ago, we had a vision to start a breast cancer revolution that was so outrageous and unique it would make people stop and take notice,” says Gail, president of Floridata Market Research, a consumer product promotions firm, and a breast cancer survivor herself. “Over the years more and more members of the community have chosen to align with Glam-ATHON because we take the fear out of a very serious disease and promote the message that we are here to help our own community.” The Glam Doll Strut is just one of the events Gail created in order to bring awareness to, and raise funds for, local breast cancer initiatives. Since last year, the beneficiary of funds raised has been Broward Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Broward Health. Proceeds will be used to provide funding for women battling breast cancer, as well as mammograms, diagnostic testing and special assistance for medication, wigs and other ancillary items at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center and the Lisa Boccard Fund at Broward Health Coral Springs. Last year, Gail says her 501(c)(3) organization donated about $100,000 to Broward Health Foundation. This year she hopes to raise even more. “We are so grateful that the partnership between Broward Health Foundation and Glam-A-THON has created such a positive impact on the women in our community,” says Traci Allyn Shur, director of major gifts for Broward Health Foundation in Fort Lauderdale. “Through the funds raised by Glam-A-THON, we are able to provide mammograms, diagnostic testing and assistance to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. This partnership allows us to make a real difference in people’s lives.” Indeed, one of the reasons Gail selected Broward Health as the beneficiary of her events is because it benefits the local community. “The dollars that we raise stay right here in Fort Lauderdale,” she says. “There are many worthy charities, but our goal is to exceed

Strap on your stilettos and sashay over to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale Oct. 13 for the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut, benefitting the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center and its breast cancer initiatives at Broward Health.

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Florida, not only can you leave town, but the country, on a sojourn to a very cool hotspot without having to connect in another city. Come with us on five non-stop fun trips. BY LORI CAPULLO

If you want to get out of town — really far out of town — there’s no question about one thing: you’ve got to fly. But if there is one thing that will put a damper on what should be an exciting vacation to a far-flung locale, it’s the thought of switching planes in overcrowded airports. Worrying that a delay on the first leg of your journey will cause you to miss the connection — or, worse yet, that delay actually transpiring — can cause anxiety no in-flight cocktail will assuage. Fortunately, South Florida is not only the gateway to the Americas; it’s a way to get out of Dodge and get where you want to go in one straight shot. Doesn’t matter if you’re looking to romp on the beaches of Rio, traipse through Toronto or kick back in Cancun — there’s no need to stress about delays, missed connections or having to dash like a gazelle through a metropolis-like airport to get from one gate to another. Here are five suggestions to consider:

South Florida may be known for its nightlife, but many cities have their own distinct district for after-hours fun. Our Fine Dining writer Rebecca Cahilly takes us on a tour of Broward and Palm Beach counties’ famous boulevards to discover the hot spots worth a wait for a table this season.

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Hot spots, supper clubs and ultra lounges worth checking out

BY REBECCA CAHILLY

South Florida may be known for its nightlife,

but many cities have their own distinct district for after-hours fun. Come with us on a stroll down some of Broward and Palm Beach counties’ famous boulevards to discover the happening spots worth a wait for a table this season.

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Publishing and Editorial

Mark Gauert Editor & Publisher Lori Jacoby Associate Publisher Anderson Greene Art Director/Designer

Elyse Ranart Fashion & Style Director Elizabeth Rahe Lori Capullo Contributing Editors

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PIÈCES DE RÉSISTANCE The birds began to fall after a storm this year.

Four ceramic-tile egrets had been swirling up there, high on the western wall of the Cumberland Building in downtown Fort Lauderdale. They’d been part of a five-story mosaic created in 1974 by artist John de Groot. The grout holding the birds up had begun to crumble, and the birds were falling now – tile by tile – to the sidewalk below. “A lot of the tiles were broken,” said an attorney for the building. “They were shattered, they were swept up.” By August, just two birds were left up on the wall – swirling above a ragged gap in the mosaic where the other two had been. By September, they were gone, too. Rather than repair the mosaic, which contained more than half a million ceramic tiles before the storm, the owners applied for a permit to tear down the rest and replace it with stucco. Stucco. I remembered the mosaics I’d seen years ago in the south of France. The Romans who’d ruled this place absolutely had also pieced together delicate mosaics of birds – and bulls, dogs, fish, flowers, people – on their walls. I remember one at an ancient bath near the Château de Grignan. Things had certainly changed here over the years. An outpost in the Roman Empire had grown into a village, which had grown into a

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town, which had grown into a really pretty – if a little touristy – city, now surrounded by fields of sunflowers and lavender. Things had changed here, I thought, but a Roman legionnaire would still recognize the mosaic up there on the old wall. Puzzle-piece figures endlessly carrying water to the bath, eternal flowers curling on vines – and birds swirling above it all in flocks of ceramic tiles. I felt connected to their time, and grouted in my own, in a way that made me feel like a part of both. I looked up at our falling egrets in August, and I wondered: What are we leaving behind now to connect us with future generations? Stucco. Maybe that’s enough. Maybe our age will be remembered not so much for works of art and architecture as for our good work. When I learned about the people we profile in our Powers for Good story, pgs. 76 – people who try to build up the lives of others – it gave me hope. We may not raise monuments for the ages, but maybe we’ll leave behind a legacy of lifting up others. Our grout may crumble, our birds may fall. The good work rises. —Mark Gauert mgauert@cityandshore.com

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Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival screens 200-plus films from Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Bailee Madison, right, will be honored Oct. 21. In her film Cowgirls ‘N’ Angels, she plays a girl who becomes a rodeo trick rider while searching for her dad. More at www.fliff.com. For a look at films and special guests slated for the film festival, visit www.cityandshore.com

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Sunshine Star

Young Bailee Madison returns home to Fort Lauderdale film festival honor BY ELIZABETH RAHE Twelve-year-old Bailee Madison was a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding two days ago. In May the Lauderdale-ByThe-Sea actress bubbled about her sister’s engagement and pregnancy on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Then she told an animated story about losing a baby tooth during the filming of Hallmark’s Smart Cookies, bringing fellow guest Kevin Costner in on the conversation like she was 30. Such is the little-girl/grown-up, show-business life of the precocious tween – who becomes a teen on Oct. 15. Bailee has already appeared in a dozen TV productions, most notably Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place; and a dozen films, including the childhood fantasy Bridge to Terabithia, the horror film, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and the comedy Just Go With It. Her credits have appeared with such names as Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston.

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That’s quite a resume for a 12 year old, but Bailee got an early start – an Office Depot commercial when she was two weeks old. Her mother, Patricia, has worked since the age of 12 as a commercial actor, and her 26-year-old sister, Kaitlin Riley (the bride), has also appeared in films. Bailee’s latest film, Cowgirls ‘N’ Angels, will be screened at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival along with a montage of her roles (3:15 p.m. Oct. 21, Sunrise Civic Center Theater), and the young actor will receive the fest’s Star on the Horizon Award. But right now, it’s two days after her sister’s wedding, and Bailee is home from her Los Angeles base, battling a cold and watching tropical storm Isaac’s outer bands drench the landscape. Still, she is bubbling about the wedding, her recent roles and, it seems, the pure joy of being Bailee. What are your thoughts about receiving the FLIFF award Oct. 21? It is such an honor. To be here with my friends and family and to be honored with the Star on the Horizon Award – I am completely humbled and excited. Did you learn any rodeo tricks in Cowgirls ‘N’ Angels? I did, actually! During lunch one day I snuck out with one of the trick riders and did an [Apache] hideway [hanging on one side of the horse] and the hippodrome [standing up on the horse in an arched pose]. We took pictures, and I showed them to the director and producer, and they said, ‘If you ever do that again …’ As you enter your teen years, are you anticipating more mature roles? We’re staying strong to who we are and my family morals and values. I have really exciting scripts right now that I can’t talk about quite yet, but they’re very familyfriendly. I also have a movie called Parental Guidance coming out [Dec. 25] with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler – that’s a way you’ll see me in the teen role – my first time having a crush. Who would you most like to work with? I would die to work with Meryl Streep, even if it was just for one second. And I love Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Ever since I saw them in The Proposal, it has been my dream to work with them. And Ginnifer Goodwin Bailee Madison [who played Snow White in ABC’s Once Upon a Time] – I got to play her as a child. She’s so beautiful and so talented and so amazing. You often talk about staying humble. How do you do that? I have the most incredible mother. To this day she says, ‘If you ever change we are packing our U-Haul truck and moving back to Florida forever.’ I keep my I Am Second bracelet on, which is God is first, and I am second. I’ve always gone to Christ Church School here in Fort Lauderdale … and that was a way I could come here and put on my uniform and pack my lunchbox and see my friends. We definitely make sure I do normal stuff. I get to go to work every day and explore the world and do what I love at such a young age. My family and friends just keep me humble, and we say our prayers. I know it could end any day, so I’m just loving what I do right now.

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Ghouls just want to have fun Paint yourself silly — or scary — this Halloween with the new special effects makeup

This Halloween, forget trying to morph into your favorite True Blood vampire using that $1.99-a-pack, greasy kid stuff from Party City. Now those of you determined to be seriously frightening via realistic transformation can get the hard stuff — the same makeup professional artists rely on to realistically create the characters of theater, movies and television. It’s at GBS, The Beauty Store, which stocks the industry’s biggest stage brands, Ben Nye and Kryolan, used by professional make-up artists around the world. We’re talking character powders, fantasy glitters, gel-wound kits, liquid latex, nose and scar wax, blood effects, and even Air Stream Make-Up, micronized, fine particle makeup product in an aqueous medium that’s applied with an air brush for remarkably impeccable uniformity.

Other items worth noting: The Ben Nye Liquid Latex and Bald Cap, which comes complete with Wrinkle Stipple that creates subtle details like crow’s feet. It’s the opposite of Botox. Ben Nye Wool Crepe Hair, which is used to fashion beards, sideburns and mustaches. In 18 shades, and at only $16, it’s certainly more cost-efficient than extensions. Mehron Cosmetics Liquid Makeup for the body, in every color on the color wheel — your go-to for a clown face or that often hard-to-achieve yet lovely green witch complexion. Ben Nye Effect Gel Wound Kit, which lets you design lacerations, burns, wounds and scars. With all these goodies available for Halloween, who needs candy? Oh, and don’t worry about being stuck in character, because the store also carries professionalgrade removers (and brush cleansers) that’ll help you take it all off. There are six GBS locations in South Florida, including 31 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-9899, www.gbsbeauty.com. –Lori Capullo

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Autumn Moonlight benefit honors autism crusaders

Autumn Moonlight honoree Carmen Zaldivar’s crusade began about 14 years ago when she learned her son had autism. A busy and effective activist, she is a former CARD Constituency Board member and CARD legislative chair, who has been instrumental in key legislative and funding victories for the center in the past six years. The second honoree, Dr. Glenn Parker, is co-founder of NationsHealth and a longtime supporter of the center. His wife, Dr. Robin Parker, is senior director of UM-NSU CARD. “Through my wife, I have seen the magic of UM-NSU CARD for the past 10 years,” Dr. Glenn Parker says. “I have seen exponential benefits for families impacted by autism. Because of this I remain committed to supporting UM-NSU CARD in any way I can.” Thanks to generous community support, organizers say all the money raised at the event will be used to provide direct services to families in Broward County. Autumn Moonlight, Nov. 9, Specialty Automotive Treatments, Fort Lauderdale, 954-262-7732, www.cardautumnmoonlight.org.

Autism has a way of turning the people it touches into crusaders. The Autumn Moonlight event benefiting the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities promises to be filled with such champions. The fifth annual evening, held in the tricked-out showroom of Specialty Automotive Treatments in Fort Lauderdale, will feature cocktails from Bacardi, hors d’oeuvres from The Capital Grill, and music from DJ 1Tre, aka Michael Marino, a young man who has overcome many of autism’s challenges. Michael is the son of Dolphin legend Dan Marino and his wife, Claire – two giants on the autism front.

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Museum of Discovery & Science gala toasts ’60s vibe With its ecoscapes, natural history and animal exhibits and technological wonders, Fort Lauderdale’s

Museum of Discovery & Science has always been a good place for a great time. This surely will be true Nov. 3, when the annual gala channels the AMC 1960s, Madison Avenue hit Mad Men. MAD for MODS, set for the museum’s future Science Park, will celebrate good times in South Florida in the ’60s. Hosted by Chef Angelo Elia of Casa D’Angelo in honor of longtime supporters Keith and Doreen Koenig, the evening begins with the Wells Fargo Cocktail Reception and silent auction. Next, guests will enjoy an elegant dinner and a brief live auction of luxury items, including a Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet and a stay at a private estate in Staniel Cay, Bahamas. Finally, the expected 600 guests will cap off the evening with a dance party. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science, which serves more than 450,000 visitors a year with hands-on exhibits, educational programs, a live animal collection and the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater. Museum of Discovery & Science Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala, Nov. 3, 954-713-0906, www.mods.org. —Elizabeth Rahe

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Boat show ties up for its 53rd year with upgrades in navigation, communication BY ELIZABETH RAHE There’s a giant collective wake making its way to our shores as the marine world motors in for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 25-29. Now in its 53rd year, the show features the usual $3 billion in boats and marine gear spread over six sites encompassing 3 million square feet of space. However, show organizers have redesigned much of the space for easy navigation and updated last year’s mobile app. They have even added free chargers for cell phones – which may be working overtime as fans upload photos of eye-popping yachts to Facebook and text them to friends. cityandshore.com

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on the shore At Bahia Mar Yachting Center, visitors will enter the in-water displays through the new Performance Village, featuring hot performance boats, such as Cigarette. Another new themed section, Sportfish Village, displays the latest boats and equipment for fishermen, including one-of-a-kind designs from custom builders. Once again the vessels docked near the Superyacht Builders Association Pavilion promise to dwarf and amaze everyone in their shadows. The Yacht Builders Tent houses displays from around the world, including Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, British Columbia, Cayman Islands, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Inside Broward County Convention Center younger visitors will get special treatment at the new KidZone, featuring youth fishing clinics from Capt. Don Dingman, founder of the nonprofit Hook the Future. The indoor space displays smaller boats and trailers, safety equipment, fishing gear and marine accessories. It also hosts marine seminars in wide-ranging topics, presented by the International Game Fish Association’s School of Sportfishing and The Blue Wild. The smartphone app introduced last year, MyBoatShow, not only helps users find their way

around all the docks, showrooms, tents and barges – including a new floating cocktail barge near the Hall of Fame Marina – but it also allows them to post their favorite yachts to Facebook and to search for boats by name. Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 25-29, www.showmanagement.com. One- and two-day tickets are available via the website (at discounted rates) or at the gate on show days.

Hargrave 125 raised pilothouse motor yacht, designed by Fort Lauderdale’s J.B. Hargrave Yacht Design.

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DonorCommunity provides all-in-one fundraising software for nonprofits The past five years have been challenging for the nation’s charitable organizations. Many struggled as both personal donations and corporate sponsorships dropped due to the challenging economic conditions. But it looks as though the tide has turned. According to a recent study of U.S. nonprofit organizations by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative, charitable receipts rose in 2011 at more than half the organizations surveyed. This was the first time since 2007 that more than half of the charities surveyed saw an increase in their receipts. That comes as good news to David Blyer. Blyer specializes in helping nonprofits raise funds more efficiently. He’s the founder and CEO of DonorCommunity, a cloud computing software firm based in Sunrise that enables nonprofit organizations to cultivate donors, increase their fundraising efficiency and broaden awareness of their mission and goals online. “This is a very cool application,” says Blyer, who launched the company David Blyer in 2009. “I built a truly integrated solution that encompasses a website and integrates all of the fundraising applications within that website.” Blyer targets small- and medium-sized nonprofits, which lack the budgets and personnel of larger charities. His application helps clients streamline tasks such as email marketing, online donations, event management, social networking and website management. “DonorCommunity is helping 2-1-1 Broward better engage our current supporters, develop relationships with new donors and better manage all of our fundraising efforts,” says Lynne Wines, president and CEO of First Southern Bank and Chair of 2-1-1 Broward. “Its integrated platform, which is so easy to use, has enabled us to dramatically expand the reach of our ongoing initiatives and is making all of our outreach much more personal, efficient and productive.” Blyer charges $7,200 per year for use of the DonorCommunity software, which includes free support and training, unlimited users and unlimited record size. “I want people to embrace my software,” he says. “I want them to make money off of it, and I want them to become efficient. That’s what we can provide through our software.” —Robyn A. Friedman For more information about DonorCommunity, call 954-607-7361 or visit www.donorcommunity.com.

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on the shore A sparkling necklace and bracelet set from King Jewelers’ Prive Collection. The necklace features 18 carat white gold and 8.33 carats of diamonds, including a 3.65-carat pearshaped pink diamond.

Thinking (3.65-ct.) pink King Jewelers in Aventura October sales of pink jewels help cancer research

Think pink and beautify inside and out this October as King Jewelers donates net proceeds from the sale of

pink jewels to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Noted for their rarity, pink diamonds add an extra special sparkle to items like this white gold necklace featuring a 3.65-ct. pear-shaped pink diamond. “If you’re lucky enough to own a pink diamond, it’s sexy and it’s special,” says David King, a fifth generation King jeweler. “Our family has always been very philanthropic,” King says. “It’s giving back to the community that’s given back to us for so many generations. The special part of being a member of a 100-year-old family business is that we really have seen three or four generations of families that we’ve worked with.” —Valerie Schimel King Jewelers: 18265 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305-935-4900; www.kings1912.com.

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Jeb Bush Florida Classic offers quartet of celebrations From the beach to the links to the ballroom and out to sea, the AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Classic offers events to please wide-ranging interests. The former Florida governor once more lends his name and presence to a four-part celebration benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Bush became involved after meeting committee member Lawson Dutton, whose child suffered from the life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Bush still serves as honorary chairman, and the benefit, now in its 17th year, has raised more than $5.6 million to fund cutting-edge research and top-quality care for cystic fibrosis patients. Event sponsor Chris Landshut of The Wasie Foundation has the Cystic Fibrosis challenged the foundation Foundation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to raise $100,000 in new and Jen Klaassens of sponsorships or donations, The Wasie Foundation. which it will match dollar-for-dollar.

Here’s the rundown of festivities: BeachBash, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, www.beachbash.com – Dance the night away while enjoying delicacies from South Florida restaurants and an open bar, courtesy of Premier Beverage. Golf tournament, 7:30 a.m., Nov. 2, Fort Lauderdale Country Club – Start the day with breakfast and a foursome photo with Jeb Bush, play a round of golf and return to the club for the awards lunch and a silent auction. A hole-in-one could earn some lucky competitor a new Ford vehicle. 65 Roses Gala, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 2, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six – Enjoy an evening of delicious cuisine, live entertainment and silent and live auctions. Items for bid include a golf vacation for six to Pebble Beach, Calif., and a Miami golf package for three with Bush completing the foursome. The event also will feature a drawing for a 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Edition (tickets: suggested donation $20 or 6 for $100). Fishing tournament, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six – Try your luck and skill in this year’s fishing tournament (inboard and outboard entries are available). —Elizabeth Rahe For more information or to make a donation, visit www.jebcf.org or call the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 954-739-5006.

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The living room features a 22-foothigh ceiling with wood detail inspired by the Daniel Hotel, a Venetian Gothic landmark, and Murano glass chandeliers. The fireplace surround was the only item saved from the original house on the site.

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A little TLC for Boys & Girls Clubs from TLC’s Four Houses winner Katia Bates, who designed her Fort Lauderdale home to

resemble a Venetian palazzo with antique Murano glass chandeliers, Venetian plaster walls and a ceiling inspired by Venice’s Danieli Hotel, was not the only winner in a recent episode of TLC’s Four Houses. Bates didn’t spend her $10,000 prize money on herself or her family. A philanthropist, she donated her winnings to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward and she is now one of the sponsors of the organization’s 25th annual Rendezvous event, Nov. 8-10 at Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas. (For information on the event and how to attend, contact Kerry Becker at 954-537-1010 Ext: 220.) Matt Organ, executive vice president, says Bates has been supporting his organization for the past 12 years. “She cares about the welfare of our kids and the mission of academic success, good citizenship and healthy lifestyle,” Organ says. “She recognizes the importance of those three areas. She believes in the cause. She believes in the mission. She believes in the good work we are doing and wants to make a difference.”

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Her philanthropy is not limited to The Boys & Girls Clubs. Bates received a humanitarian award from the Gems of Fort Lauderdale for her charity work. She and her husband, Tom, who owns Innovative Creations together, have supported the Memorial Foundation’s Women’s Health Committee for Breast Cancer, hosting a fundraising luncheon at their home. They also supported the Jack and Jill Children’s Center with books, clothing and toy donations. “We support the well being of children as a primary motivation to be involved in the charities of our choices,” Bates says. “That is why we support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, and in the past, we have also supported the University of Miami Project: New Born because we believe a child should have a positive chance in life from birth. Children are our future, and they need to be cared for, so they will become outstanding citizens.” —Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub

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16th Annual Dunn’s Run, a 5-mile run/5K run and walk through Deerfield Beach to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Enjoy a day filled with food, family activities and appearances by TD the Dolphin, Billy the Marlin and Stanley C. Panther. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. at Ocean Way and SE Second St. $30 through Oct. 6; $35 on race day. 954563-2822, www.dunnsrun.com.

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-11 Cheers for Charity, a five-day wine and food festival to benefit Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Children’s Home Society, Jack and Jill Children’s Center, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Junior Achievement of South Florida and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund. The event features Sake and Sushi at the Riverside Hotel as well as food and wine pairings at participating Las Olas restaurants. It culminates with the “World’s Longest Table,” beginning in Huizenga Park and extending to Las Olas Boulevard. 7-11 p.m. nightly on Las Olas Boulevard, at the Riverside Hotel and Huizenga Park. Admission varies. 754-4229463, www.facebook.com/pages/ Cheers-for-Charity-Las-Olas. 10th Annual Spirit of Life Luncheon, benefiting Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO). 10 a.m. at Weston Hills Country Club, 2600 Country Club Way, Weston. $72. 954-749-7230, www.jafco.org.

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Strap on your stilettos and sashay over to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut, benefitting the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center and its breast cancer initiatives at Broward Health (See full story pg. 101). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southwest Second Street at Southwest Fourth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. $45. 877-FAB-SWAG, www.glam-a-thon.com.

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Signature Grand’s 2012 Profiles in Leadership Crystal Gala, presented by Holy Cross Hospital, a fabulous gala with over 500 guests to honor Ann Marie Fox-Mancuso and the late Richard Mancuso, Nicki Grossman, Phil Smith, Germaine Smith-Baugh and Scott Verner. 6 p.m. at the

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Signature Grand, Davie. Ticket prices vary. 954-767-8866, www.leadershipbroward.org.

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The Broward County Young Lawyers Section 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting Florida’s Children First. The tournament includes a fourperson scramble, silent auction, breakfast, unlimited beverages, awards luncheon and reception. 6:30 a.m., check-in; 8 a.m., shotgun start, at Jacaranda Golf Club, Plantation. $100. 954-492-4010, www.ylsgolftournament.com.

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-14 Festival of Chocolate, the ultimate event for chocoholics, featuring local and regional chocolatiers, demonstrations by world-renowned pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings, classes, contests, a Cocoa Couture Fashion Show and much more. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University Arena. $12, adults; $8, children (discount for advance purchase). 407-497-1588, www.festivalofchocolate.com.

5:30-9:30 p.m. at Esplanade Park. $25 ($20 prepaid online). VIP tickets, $40 prepaid online. 954-468-1541, www.goriverwalk.com.

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10th Annual Starlight Greater Golf Tournament, featuring lunch, dinner, awards, raffles, a live auction and much more, all to benefit seriously ill children and their families in South Florida. 11 a.m. at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. $250. 954-3182178, www.starlight.org/florida.

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“Wild About Kids,” a blacktie optional gala to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. Guests will enjoy a unique “live” red carpet welcome as they enter a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, dinner, live music, dancing and much more. 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Brickell, Miami. An after party, including music, dancing, a full bar and tapas-style food, will continue the celebration at 11 p.m. Tickets for the

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Second annual Chefs for a Cure dinner, to benefit the American Association for Cancer Research. The event features 10 tasting stations, each with cuisine prepared by a local chef, and wine pairings. 7 p.m. at 1500° at the Eden Roc Renaissance, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $80, or $150 for a pair. 850668-2222, http://aacr.ticketbud. com/chefsforacure.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosts the 20th Annual “Hollywood Welcomes the Stars,” a starstudded event featuring red carpet arrivals, cocktails, a lavish buffet, auctions and the opportunity to meet celebrity guest Dennis Haysbert. 5:30 p.m. at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach. $250. 954-537-3324, www.bgcbc.org.

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale team up for the fifth annual Rocktoberfest, an outdoor music and beer festival with dozens of vendors and craft beers, bands and food trucks.

October 13 Sixth Annual Glam Doll Strut

gala are $325; the after party is $50. 305-446-9910, www.bgcmia.org.

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-28 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, a three-day charity event hosted at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and the Boca Raton Resort & Club and featuring pro-celebrity tennis, the Classic Cocktail Party, Tennis with Chrissie and Friends at the Pro-Am, and the Pro-Celebrity Gala, an evening of dining and dancing. Times, venues and prices vary. 561-394-2400, www. chrisevert.org.

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Women In Distress 14th Annual Safewalk-Run 5K, a race and walk for people and dogs to raise awareness about domestic violence. Participants will enjoy breakfast and receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. 7 a.m. at Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek. $25, pre-registered adults; $15, ages 6-12; $10, dogs; kids 5 and under, free. 954-760-9800, www. womenindistress.org/safewalk-run5k.

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Enjoy a day of fun in the sun while you help bridge the gap in supportive services for abused and neglected children in South Florida at the KID Auxiliary Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m., registration and pretournament box lunch; 1 p.m., shotgun start, at Jacaranda Golf Club, Plantation. $175, which includes greens fees, cart, box lunch, dinner and prizes. For $40, non-golfers can attend the dinner. 954-252-3365, www.kidaux.org.

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2. Modern classic The Kobi, by French designer Patrick Norguet and Alias, is reminiscent of the classic Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia. Upholstery options include a choice of leather or fabric cushions for seat only, seat plus back or full shell. Legs can be selected in aluminum with colored or chromed shell or oak-veneered aluminum with shell lacquered in different colors. Prices start at $633 for indoor option, with cushions starting at $98; $765 for outdoor, with cushions starting at $163. Available at Poltrona Frau Group, Miami, 3800 NE Miami Court, Miami, 33137, 305-576-3636, www.poltronafraumiami.net.

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4. Cocoon comfort Graceful curves make the Cocoon Bed by Scan Design a work of art as well as a place to sleep, read or work on your laptop. It is available in black or white eco leather in king and queen, with prices starting at $2,998. Available at Scan Design at 4150 N. 28th Terrace, Hollywood, 33020, 954-874-3888; and 3025 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 33160, 305-944-8080, www.scandesign.com.

5-by-8-foot carpet is made from quality leather in Brazil and sells for $5,699 at ABC Carpet & Home, 777 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, 33445, 561-2797777, www.abchome.com.

5. New direction The director’s chair has always been a classic and this creative twist makes it perfect for now. The Poltrona Topkapi Crocco has a steel frame with crocodile embossed leather. It sells for $4,800 at Artefacto, 17651Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 33160, 305-931-9484; and 4440 3. Four-poster fantasy Forget thinking a four-poster bed has to look like it came Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1600, Coral Gables, 33146, 305-774-0004, out of an episode of Downton Abbey. This black tuxedo www.artefactousa.com. bed from the Metropolitan Collection fuses a traditional idea with bold modernism. Rich channeled leather and a hand-polished stainless steel canopy frame brings 6. Color blocking chic a classic into the 21st century. It is available in king Most contemporary design relies on neutral ($6,495) or queen ($5,495) from Tui Lifestyle, 18000 tones as a base. Lyrics gives you a chance State Road 9, Miami, 33162, 305-652-0232; and 3886 to add color to break up a wall unit. Add Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33137, 305-573-5411, coordinating throw pillows to echo the www.tuilifestyle.com. color. It comes in six wood finishes with

8. Roundabout redux You have probably seen this seating in hotels, show houses and some magazines. It’s modern, modular and perfect for a large room used for entertaining. The design features button tufting on the seat back and a polished chrome detail on the bottom. The lightweight and sturdy modular pieces can be transported easily. Available for $3,995.95 at Modern Line Furniture, 1320 Stirling Road, Unit # 9A, Dania Beach, 33004, 954-594-3922, www.modernlinefurniture.com. 9. Etoile sophistication No wonder Natuzzi named this sofa Etoile – it has star quality with an open base, height adjustable headrest and goosefeather fill. Price available upon request. From Natuzzi Italia stores, The Galleria, 2568 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304, 954-561-6999; and 18187 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 33160, 305-932-007, www.natuzziamericas.com.

eight lacquer colors. You can create your own configuration or chose from 25 preset arrangements. As shown, it sells for $7,845 at Sklar, 6300 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 33487, 561-862-0800, www.sklarfurnishings.com.

7. Brazilian beat Another interesting way to pump up the volume in a neutral room is to add a colorful carpet, like this bold geometric design from the Optica Collection. The

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Danielle DePerro balanced a dramatic view of Fort Lauderdale with an eye-catching staircase in this two-story penthouse in The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

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hat is as important as your address is what you see from it, but decorating with a view of water or cityscape can be tricky.

Most South Florida designers have the same philosophy: Decorate with furnishings that either reflect the view or make it the focal point. Come along with us and see how four designers met the challenge in different ways.

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Designer: Danielle DePerro, Danielle DePerro Design Photographer: Robert Brantley

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anielle DePerro faced dual challenges of a view and a dramatic staircase in her design of the living room of a twostory penthouse in The Residences at The RitzCarlton, Fort Lauderdale. Although she wanted to maximize the view, she knew that the existing staircase was the interior focal point. Her design gave the staircase warmth – metal railings were painted to look like wood and glass mosaic tiles were added to the risers. Above the staircase, she added a curved wave ceiling. To pump up the drama even more, she added a custom-designed, hand-blown 13foot tall glass chandelier from Eurofase. Four 10foot long painted acrylic panels help to make the two-story space appear more intimate. Ocean views are calming during the day but dark and largely featureless at night so the layout was designed to make the most of both. “All the space planning was with the view in mind,” she said. “We designed the space pattern for evening to maximize the city views and the morning view faced the ocean.” More warmth was added with Brazilian walnut floors topped with a geometric rug of 100 percent wool and an onyx and wenge-wood coffee table. Another prime spot for her clients and their two children to enjoy the city view is the terrace. “When you live on the beach, it is obviously hot and humid,” she said. “I wanted to do a covered area so they could enjoy lounging outside. I added the wood ceiling to incorporate lighting. The male client enjoys watching sports so I incorporated an exterior television.” The bar, with a granite top and weatherfriendly Corian cabinetry, was directed toward the view. The tile is 24-by-24-inch porcelain accented with the same river rock that DePerro used to cover the support columns.

Fort Lauderdale at night provides a scenic backdrop for cocktails. The bar was designed to face the view or to turn the chairs and watch the television.

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Designer: Patrick Cabaroc, Roche Bobois

Photographer: Robert Brantley

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fter Patrick Cabaroc designed his first model apartment at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton he learned a lesson about what potential buyers want. Although he designed the model to be more modern and a bit hipper, some potential buyers thought it was too cold. This time, when he was asked to design a two-story residence that functions as a single family home, he changed gears. “First, we wanted the feeling to be close to the sea and at the same time do something warm,” Cabaroc said. He accomplished his goals in the great room with a sand-colored leather sectional and an area rug with brown and sand tones. “We wanted the rug to match with the sofa but not be exactly the same color,” he said. “We didn’t want it to have too much of a designer look. We wanted it to look more like you might have done it yourself. The rug helps warm the marble floor.” The glass-topped coffee table reflects the outside and allows the area rug to be enjoyed. It is warmed by the chunky oak legs that are stained in a dark wenge finish. The drama comes from the 20-foot-high crystal chandelier from Ruggiano that he described as “a bit like a star in the sky.” He reinforced the sky image and reflection by painting the ceiling blue. “I knew the shape and size of the chandelier would give it a big personality,” he said. “Everyone enjoys the sun,” he added, “It is positive and the large opening to the outside gives the illusion of a bigger space.”

Patrick Cabaroc used a 20-foot-high chandelier in this two-story unit at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton.

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illman Ramos used Artefacto’s Brazilian design philosophy of warm contemporary in creating a penthouse model in the 67-story Marquis, the tallest building in Miami. “When it comes to the view, it is great to consider bringing the outdoors indoors,” he said. “One of the intentions is to keep everything neutral and the view becomes essentially the artwork.” To accomplish this, the floors were covered in white tiles, and he selected white upholstery and a mirrored coffee table. The design achieved warmth through a mixture of textures – a blend of metal with wood, natural fibers, linen and leather. The natural fiber ottomans echo the color of the wood cabinets. Raw silk throw pillows pick up the texture of the ottomans in tones of gray, beige and earth. “By placing the two dark chairs near the window, they seem to disappear at night,” Ramos said. The dining table, made with recycled wood topped by glass, became an art piece because the Willman Ramos made the most wood texture is seen though the glass. of the Miami skyline with warm “We decided not to go with any window Brazilian contemporary in treatment,” he said. “The windows are double this penthouse at the 67-story height and you don’t want to do anything to block Marquis. The bedroom is the view. With those massive windows, it is like you warmed by wood on the wall, an own the sky.” area rug and natural fiber chair. The corner bedroom has a view of the city, which sparkles at night. Again, everything is neutral. The only pattern is the area rug. White sheers with blackout panels were used as a window treatment. Texture was added with an oversized chair with linen fabric, a chrome end table and wood paneling. “We wanted to put a little pattern on the floor and stay within the same neutral color scheme,” he said. “It was a great opportunity to include pattern without competing with the view.” Another creative concept was his use of beads to separate the sleeping area from the exposed shower and vanity. The toilet was hidden behind a door. “There is a sexy glass shower and we didn’t want to block the view, but create a transition,” he said. “It is different but chic. You can take a shower and look at the view.” The Brazilian touch worked. The model was sold in less than a week to a young Parisian couple.

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Want to hear them? You’ll want to see us. We’ve carried MartinLogan speakers since their beginning in 1983. That’s one reason we have been selected as a “Reserve Dealer”, which enables us to carry the Reserve ESL Series and assures that we’ll have these speakers set up and ready to demo. So come in and hear them or if you prefer, we can arrange an in-home audition anywhere in Florida.

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Designer: Jennifer Corredor, J Design Group Photographer: Daniel Newcomb

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ennifer Corredor’s client, a recently divorced man, wanted his condo on Williams Island to have the vibe of a bachelor pad that was fun, entertaining and full of vibrant color. Corredor, who said she typically prefers neutral backgrounds with a pop of color, faced a challenge with the client’s request. “Naturally when you are living across from the ocean you want to bring the view in,” she said. “This design has color without taking away from the view. I played with geometric shapes and adding a statement.” That statement was a wall treatment of red, gray and white that played off the red, gray and white in the kitchen. She sunk the television into the wall treatment to make it appear like a piece of art. Other pops of red appear on the cushion of the outdoor swing and on an area rug. Everything else – the limestone floor, walls and furniture are neutral colors. “We anchored this unique swing so it would appear to be floating and not take away from the view,” she said. “It is whimsical and interesting and evokes a carefree lifestyle.” She removed a wall that separated the foyer from the great room so visitors could enjoy the dramatic view. In its place is a partial wall with a glass panel. She drew a design and had it sandblasted on the glass to look like art. The bedroom’s focal point is a large piece of modern art entitled “Greatness and Power” by Marta Salas that was designed to go with the bed coverings. A white leather headboard contrasts with the dark wood base of the platform bed. Floors are Brazilian hardwood. A mocha area rug added color and masculinity. Another pop of color is used on the iconic Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, which is often seen in television and print advertising.

Jennifer Corredor designed this bachelor pad on Williams Island with a neutral background and the bright pops of color her client wanted. Marta Salas created the art to match the bedspread.

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Sources Patrick Cabaroc: Roche Bobois, 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 33134, 305-444-1017. Jennifer Corredor: J. Design Group, 225 Malaga Ave., Coral Gables, 33134, 305-444-4611, www.jdesigngroup.com. Danielle DePerro: D. DePerro Design, 222 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana, 33462, 561-547-7423, www.deperrodesign.com. Willman Ramos: Artefacto, 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1600, Coral Gables, 33146, 305-774-0004, www.artefacto.com. One Thousand Ocean: Sales & Design Center, 725 S. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, 33432, 561-869-5000, www.onethousandocean.com. Marquis Residences: 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33132, 305-571-4000, www.marquis-miami.com. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale: 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 33304, 954-465-2300, www.ritz-carlton.com.

The Lucite swing Jennifer Corredor selected for the Williams Island condo makes the best of the view from inside as well as outside.

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The Tenere coffee table combines solid wooden legs in a wenge finish with a clear glass top. It is 51 inches long, by 15 inches high by 31 ½ inches deep and sells for $4,492 at Roche Bobois, 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 33134, 305-444-1017, www.roche-bobois.com.

Natural design

Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue, known for designing furniture that resemble pieces of art, created the Portia chair out of natural fiber. It sells for $1,768 at Artefacto, 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1600, Coral Gables, 33146, 305-774-0004; and 17651Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 33160, 305-9319484, www.artefacto.com.

Comfortable chic

Outdoor furniture has become more comfortable than ever with the deep seating in pieces such as this Arizona Armchair by Vladimir Kagan for Barlow Tyrie. It looks like woven wicker, but it is woven resin over a powder-coated aluminum frame to withstand outdoor use. Suggested retail with standard grade Sunbrella fabric and fill is $1,999. Available at www.patio.com, 3060 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton 33431, 561-395-8035.

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Fashionable fusion

Brown Jordan’s Fusion Collection combines European materials with American design and Asian craftsmanship. The Fusion bar stool is woven into a textural pattern. Suggested retail is $1,165. Available at Sklar, 6300 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 33487, 561-862-0800, www.sklarfurnishings.com.

Eggs-actly right

The sculptural Egg Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen more than 50 years ago for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The iconic chair, which is thought to be one of the first to swivel, is still considered hip enough to be used in advertising. Suggested retail is $5,974. Available at Luminaire, 2331 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 33134, 305-448-7367, www.luminaire.com.

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CANDLE POWER

The JupiTer island esTaTe of The Yankee Candle Co. founder lighTs up souTh BeaCh road Originally constructed in 1996, this estate — known as Somerset and owned by Michael Kittredge, who founded The Yankee Candle Co., Inc. — was expanded by 7,500 square feet in 2002. Situated on a 3.7-acre lot at 203 S. Beach Road on Jupiter Island, it now boasts nine bedrooms, 14 full and three half baths (plus a separate one-bedroom, one-bath apartment above the garage) and 20,931 square feet under air conditioning. Additional features include a dramatic double staircase, 12seat private theater, billiard room, tennis gazebo, a 6,000-square-foot fitness center (with its own steam room, locker room, bathroom and juice bar) and over 400 feet of beachfront. Over the fitness center is 2,561 square feet of open-air entertainment space, with a fireplace, built-in grill and expansive sun deck. Details: $22.5 million. Contact: Rick Moeser of Christie’s International Real Estate, 561-805-7327, www.christiesrealestate.com; and Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates. 772-546-2381, www.fentonandlang.com.

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this that The Great Lace If you’re looking to add one item to update your wardrobe this season, get boots. This pale pink leather laceup from Charles David is perfect for South Florida. Available from Haute & Swagger, 911 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-999-5200, www.hauteandswagger.com.

Put A Ring On It It’s always nice to treat yourself each season to a new piece of jewelry. This ring set from Pomellato Tabou Collection, in rose gold with smoky quartz and white topaz, would make a beautiful addition to your fall jewel box. Available from Altier Jewelers, 701 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-395-3462, www.altierjewelers.com.

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Going Coastal This is the time of year many of us start planning a cruise, which can be a lot easier than packing for one. Few issues seem to create as much confusion among cruisers as what to wear to dinner. As cruises and cruisers have become more diverse, so has the dress code, especially on “formal nights.” If you feel a gown is too dressy but a sundress is not dressy enough, this silk charmeuse “cocktail” cruise wear look is a great alternative. Available from Sara Mique in a variety of hand tinted custom colors. 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek, 954-531-6800.

Golden Hour The “Golden Afternoon,” a new release from DeWitt, is the ultimate in feminine finesse. This 39-mm timepiece houses an automatic caliber with a 42-hour power reserve. The imperial columns, a classic feature of most DeWitt watches, was redesigned as 12 tiny doors opening up onto a beautiful garden. This exclusive timepiece is made of rose gold and features a chocolate mother-of-pearl dial with a soft diamond setting and cabochon crown. Available exclusively from King Jewelers, 18265 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-4900, www.kings1912.com. 7 Tips to know: Jono King on the art of selecting a luxury timepiece, online at www.cityandshore.com. cityandshore.com

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OLIVIER ROUSTEING

Viper mid-city bag by Foley & Corinna, $395, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Belt bag by Gucci, $530, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Wedge bootie by Ugg, $180, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Rabbit-lined wedge sneaker by Burberry, $950, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Courteney shearling trim platform wedge boot by Gucci, $995, from select Gucci stores, or www.gucci.com.

GRAND PALAIS

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Quilted moto boot by Vince Camuto, $259, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Saw-sole ankle bootie by Camilla Skovgaard, $600, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

On Your Mark

Sports-influenced shapes and details in accessories are surely a winner this fall/winter.

Wedge sneaker by See by Chloe, $375, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton. cityandshore.com

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Signature twotone clutch by Versace, from select Versace boutiques.

Evening bootie by Jerome C. Rousseau, $795, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Chock-A-Block

The runways were jammed this season with color-block accessories. Color-block bowler by Christian Louboutin, $1,895, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Cambridge twotone brogue oxford by Gucci, $695, from select Gucci stores, or www.gucci.com.

NANETTE LEPORE

Color-block leather duffle by Coach Legacy, $398, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Striped island platform pump by Charlotte Olympia, $1,095, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Suede and leather satchel by DVF, $545, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Two-tone laceup pump by Plenty by Tracy Reese, $170, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Our annual Powers for Good feature leads off with E! News co-anchor Giuliana Rancic, who will share her experience overcoming breast cancer in person at the Party In Pink Oct. 23 in Fort Lauderdale and other stops. Rancicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work championing health causes is among the stories of seven individuals we profile this issue, all of whom live large by helping others. We also explore Boca Raton, get pumped for the Glam Doll Strut, jet off nonstop from South Florida to some fantastic destinations around the globe, and follow our Fine Dining Writer, Rebecca Cahilly, on a tour of Broward and Palm Beach county hot spots worth a wait for a table this season. cityandshore.com

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IN THE ROSE-COLORED LIMELIGHT

Giuliana and Bill Rancic deliver multimedia reality — with hope

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t’s been quite a year for Giuliana Rancic. But you probably knew that. The E! News co-anchor and her husband, fellow reality TV star Bill Rancic, have been living out loud for some time now. In case you haven’t heard – via E! News, Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill, Today show, Twitter – the couple’s reality has held both joy and struggle since September 2011. That’s when a routine mammogram, performed while Giuliana was undergoing in-vitro fertilization, detected early-stage breast cancer. A lumpectomy failed to remove all the cancer, so Giuliana and Bill decided she should have a double mastectomy in December with immediate reconstruction. Then in April the telegenic couple announced on NBC’s Today that a gestational carrier would give birth to their baby in late summer. After a Twitter-fed baby-watch from a scenic hotel suite in Vail, Colo., Edward Duke was born Aug. 29 in Denver, and the family returned via private jet to their Chicago home, where entrepreneur Bill recently opened an Italian restaurant. Throughout it all, the camera kept rolling, even in the hospital after Giuliana’s mastectomy and during the tough recovery period – and it was not always pretty. As she has said from the start of Giuliana & Bill five years ago, they are committed to keeping it honest. However, they thought the story would play out differently. “We’re going to buy this house and have kids, and it will be perfect,” Giuliana, 38, told The Baltimore Sun. “But lo and behold, reality set in, no pun intended.”

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The two met when Giuliana interviewed Bill after he won the first season of The Apprentice. In 2007 they were married in an Italian-English Roman Catholic wedding on Italy’s island of Capri. Together, they wrote the book I Do, Now What? Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple (Ballantine, 2010), sharing their insights on merging two lives with characteristic humor and openness. Both Giuliana and Bill see their experiences as opportunities to reach out to others, sharing a seemingly unsinkable message of hope. Indeed, this month the Rancics will shine their star power on several area fund raisers for cancer charities. Patti Carpenter, chairman of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Luncheon Oct. 26, says her committee recognized the Rancic’s power to convey their inspirational journey. “Giuliana has gone through a traumatic time at a very early age and come through it smiling and happy and with a new baby boy,” Carpenter says. “Having Bill here will be terrific because men go through breast cancer with the women in their lives.” Among other charity work, the Rancics have been strong supporters of Operation Smile, which supplies free reconstructive surgery for children with facial deformities. Their 2010 “Be the Light” event in Los Angeles reportedly raised $75,000 for the cause. “One of the things we’ve always tried to do is help others with our story,” Bill said on Today. “Whether it’s with the infertility issues, whether it’s with the breast cancer, we said we’re going to turn these negatives into positives. And if we can help others by sharing our story, then it’s worth it.” Odds are newborn Edward Duke Rancic will soon share his story. It’s the family business. – Elizabeth Rahe

Rancic appearances in South Florida

Giuliana and Bill Rancic – and perhaps baby Duke – will be in South Florida in October for cancer fund raisers Sun Sentinel Party in Pink, Oct. 23, 110 Tower, Fort Lauderdale. Giuliana Rancic will share her experience overcoming breast cancer during an evening celebrating the Sun Sentinel Life’s Victories cancer survivors. The party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction, all to benefit Gilda’s Club South Florida, a free cancer support community for people with cancer and their families and friends. Advanced tickets only; $65 general admission, $85 for VIP reception. Visit www.sunsentinel. com/pinktix and 877-332-8499. An Evening with Giuliana Rancic, Oct. 25, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood. Giuliana Rancic will speak about her experiences at this event benefiting the Memorial Breast Cancer Fund; includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a raffle by Chanel Boutique Bal Harbour. Tickets are $125; VIP tickets are $500. Visit www. physiciansinstitute.info or call 954-964-4113. 9th Annual Go Pink Luncheon, Oct. 26, Boca Raton Resort & Club. Giuliana and Bill Rancic headline this luncheon to raise money for breast cancer detection and diagnostic services provided by the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Individual tickets are $150. Sponsors at the $3,000 level or above are invited to a VIP cocktail reception with the Rancics that evening at the home of luncheon chair Patti Carpenter. Visit www.brrh.com/Foundation.aspx or call 561-955-4142.

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Arthur Benjamin

“Anyone can contribute their passion and skills and make a difference.”

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ike many philanthropists, Arthur Benjamin supports a number of worthy charitable organizations. But the cause that is perhaps dearest to his heart is animal rescue. A lifelong dog lover, Benjamin owned dogs but didn’t save one until he rescued — literally — a 10-year-old Maltese/poodle mix from heavy traffic while on business in Salt Lake City. He was living in California at the time, so the dog was turned in to animal services. Eight days later, he heard that the dog was going to be euthanized since it hadn’t been adopted. “I said, ‘No, you’re not,’” Benjamin recalls. “I called a friend’s son who was a Mormon and about to go on a mission and told him his first mission assignment was to go get a kennel from PetSmart, get the dog from animal services, take him to the airport and ship him to us in California.” That dog lived to be 18 and was the first of many dogs rescued by Benjamin, who lives in Delray Beach, although the most special was Buddy, a white poodle who became his wife, Gail’s, best friend and was actually able to predict the timing of seizures she suffered while battling breast cancer. In 2005, while watching images of Hurricane Katrina on television, Benjamin became aware of the number of pets displaced by the storm. He began raising money to help the animals and was ultimately able to save about 2,000 dogs and cats. That effort led to his creation of the American Dog Rescue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. Benjamin is also passionate about many other charities he supports, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, the Image Reborn Foundation (which provides no-cost healing retreats to women with breast cancer), the Consequences Foundation (providing services and programs for at-risk youth), the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the Humane Society of the United States and many more. “I feel it’s essential to share what I do,” Benjamin says. “Anyone can contribute their passion and skills and make a difference — anyone who will commit to just doing it, one step at a time. They just need to start small and let their passion lead the way.” —Robyn A. Friedman

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Patriot National Insurance Group Giving back to South Florida communities

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ohn Brant was skeptical before he accepted a job as Vice President of Human Resources, Communications and Community Relations at Patriot National Insurance Group, a Fort Lauderdale-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance and services. He had previously worked for Fortune 500 companies — most recently for Johnson & Johnson — so the prospect of joining the fledging firm, then known as SunCoast Holdings, was daunting. But after meeting with Patriot President and CEO Steven Mariano six years ago — for interview practice, Brant says — he couldn’t say no. “He told me if I took the job, I had to destroy human resources and rebuild it. And he also said, ‘You’ve got to establish a community relations presence. Wherever we make money, it’s our obligation to give it back.’” It was an opportunity Brant couldn’t refuse. Brant was already familiar with charities in Miami-Dade County, where he lived, but he knew nothing about Broward. So he methodically set out to learn. He met people, attended meetings and was appointed to boards. He told Mariano it would be a three- to five-year process, but guaranteed him that at the end of five years, Patriot would be a force in Broward County and South Florida. Brant delivered. During his first year at Patriot, the company donated little, if anything, to local charities. In 2012, the company gave over $1.8 million back to South Florida. And that was just through May. “That’s just the start of what we’re going to do,” Brant says. “We’re doing this in all of the markets where we do business because it’s the right way to do business. We’re making money, and we’ve got to share the wealth because our communities are too needy not to.” This year, Patriot has underwritten the presenting sponsorship of the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. It supports Nat King Cole Generation Hope, whose mission is to provide music education to children. “We’ve raised over $100,000,” Brant says, “and helped put music education back in public schools.” In January, Patriot announced the launch of the Patriot Health Initiative, a program that John Brant provides Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine with up to $450,000 to provide dental care to underserved populations of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Patriot also supports the annual American Fine Wine Competition and Gala, benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute; Tomorrow’s Rainbow, Women In Distress, Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW) and numerous other organizations — and recently presented the 2nd Annual Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K Run/Walk. “The needs of South Florida are as great as Chicago or New York, but the funding is so much less because we have so few large corporations here,” Brant says. “People across the business community need to call upon their own executive management teams to step up. Step up and do your part, because the needs are just too damn great.”

“Wherever we make money, it’s our obligation to give it back.”

—Robyn A. Friedman

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an Doyle Jr. knew he wanted to involve his father when he founded DEX Imaging, an independent dealer of Konica Minolta and Kyocera document imaging equipment, in 2002. “My dad had been in this industry for 30 years,” Doyle says. “To recruit him out of retirement, I had to cut a deal with him. He didn’t want to take a paycheck, but he wanted the company to support local communities.” So the two sketched out a formula on a napkin — literally — to divvy up the company’s anticipated profits. A percentage was to be reinvested in the business and the balance split between employee bonuses and donations to nonprofit organizations. “Technically, it’s about 21 percent of our profits that go to nonprofits,” Doyle says. That translated to $4.5 million in 2011 alone. In addition to the 21 percent that the company gives, Doyle says that he and his dad have their own “pet projects” that they support. “We actually end up overachieving on what we give away,” he says. “It becomes almost 30 percent.” DEX Imaging is headquartered in Tampa but has 24 locations in Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Alabama and Mississippi, including a 40,000-square-foot office and warehouse in Pompano Beach. The firm encourages its 560 employees to support worthwhile local causes by having each branch vote on the organization they’d like to support. “They’re out in the community and hear things,” Doyle says. “The service technicians come to us with the little ones, like their son’s Little League needs $3,000 to build a new batting cage; while the sales reps come up with the grandiose ideas.” Some of the charitable and educational programs for which DEX Imaging provides support in Florida are the Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Best Buddies Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Catholic Health Services, Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Women In Distress. Doyle also volunteers his time to many organizations. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Florida Chapter, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “The philosophy behind it is if you have a strong community, you’ll end up with a strong business,” Doyle says. “I had a very successful father who taught my sister and me early on that you have to support our community, and the more you give, the more you’ll get.” —Robyn A. Friedman

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Brenda Edwards-Fung executive director of the Miss Broward County Scholarship Pageant

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renda Edwards-Fung will never forget the girl who inspired her to found Scholarship for South Florida. Stephanie was a student at North Lauderdale High School, smart, with a 4.0 average who was involved in many activities and clubs at the school. On paper, she was the perfect candidate for scholarships and grants. But Stephanie earned her 4.0 at a D-rated school, and she couldn’t compete with other top students who were graduating from schools that were more highly rated. After contacting philanthropic organizations in Broward County on Stephanie’s behalf — and coming up dry — Edwards-Fung founded her 501(c)(3) organization in 2005 in an effort to assist similar students who are not competitive in their quest for traditional academic scholarships. “We want to make funds available to the middle-of-the-road B/C student who is going to a community college first,” she says. “Or maybe they’re an A student who can get into a major university but can’t qualify for scholarships because they’re not a 5.0 AP student.” Once she founded the organization, however, Edwards-Fung realized she needed to raise funds. Knowing she couldn’t compete with larger charitable organizations, she drew upon the experiences she had and skills she honed competing in beauty pageants in high school. So she opted to hold a pageant as her major fundraiser and has been the executive director of the Miss Broward County Scholarship Pageant since 2005. The pageant is run under the auspices of the Miss America Organization, which made over $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance available last year and claims to be the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women. “People often ask me why I would choose a pageant for my fundraiser,” she says. “There are so many worthy causes out there that help sick people and animals. But I wanted to do a fundraiser that would be fun and entertaining and a little bit different.” Since founding Scholarship for South Florida, Edwards-Fung has raised about $130,000 and awarded about $80,000 in scholarships to some 31 students. Girls can qualify by competing in the pageant. For boys, and girls who choose not to compete, the application process involves being nominated by a teacher and writing an essay. Most of the scholarships cover books. “There’s just so much need out there,” says Edwards-Fung, who has 31 years of customer service experience with Fortune 500 companies. “If we’ve been blessed and rewarded through our hard work to have excess, then we should share that excess and put it back into the community.”

“We should share … and put it back into the community.”

—Robyn A. Friedman

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president, Allied Kitchen & Bath, Fort Lauderdale

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t’s unusual for a business to design its headquarters around its charitable endeavors. But that’s exactly what Bill and Joe Feinberg did when they planned for the two-year, $2 million renovation of their Allied Kitchen & Bath showroom on Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. “My vision was to have a showroom with a staircase where people could gather around, and we could have 100 people or so come to fundraising events,” says Bill Feinberg, the firm’s president. “We created a great environment to be able to do that.” Allied’s showroom actually can hold about 200 people, and the Feinbergs capitalize on that ability by hosting about 25 fundraising events per year there on behalf of numerous organizations. “Some may raise $10,000, some $15,000 and some only $2,000 or $5,000,” he says. “Many of the small charities in our backyard are really struggling, so every little bit we help raise goes right back into the hands of the people who need it.” Although Bill was involved with larger charities in the past — he served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for four years — he now prefers to support smaller organizations. “With some of the small, local charities that I work with here, we could be raising money today, and next week it’s going to help a family in need,” he says. Some of his favorite local charities are the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Broward Children’s Center. He also supports Junior Achievement, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Broward Women’s Alliance and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. The Feinbergs encourage their employees to give of themselves as well. Many participate in the events held at Allied, serving as bartenders or hosts. “When you’re doing charity work, it’s not always about giving money,” Bill says. “Sometimes you can just give your time. It makes a huge difference.” When asked why he’s so involved, Bill quotes two popular sayings: “You have to give to get” and “pay it forward.” “If you own a business, and you’re lucky enough to be able to make money and survive, it’s your duty to give back to our community,” he explains. “Each of us has to give a little bit. It makes for a better place, and it makes you a better person. For me, the greatest satisfaction in the world is to be able to share myself and my knowledge.”

“Each of us has to give a little bit. It makes for a better place, and it makes you a better person.”

—Robyn A. Friedman

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Lynne Wines president and CEO of First Southern Bank, Boca Raton

“You get to meet some great people, and you get to feel good at the end of the day.”

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o say that Lynne Wines is high-energy is an understatement. For years, she has balanced a demanding job and the needs of her family, but she has also always found time to give back to her community. “I started small and slow and grew into this,” says Wines, president and CEO of First Southern Bank, which is headquartered in Boca Raton. “And when I was exposed to some of the needs of the community by touring low-income childcare centers and senior centers, I realized how many people close to our own neighborhoods need help.” Wines currently serves as Chair of the United Way Board of Ambassadors. She’s also on the board of the Council for Educational Change, which mentors people to grow into leadership roles in area schools. “By mentoring principals and vice principals and teaching them to be business leaders, you improve the school,” she says. “Like any other business, if you have a good leader at the top, they lift up the school.” In July, Wines took over as chair of 2-1-1 Broward, an information referral service that connects callers to the social services they need in Broward County. She is also the past chair of the American Heart Association’s Broward Community Board and its Walk Campaign and for three years, served as the March of Dimes of South Florida’s campaign chair for Walk America, which raised over $1.4 million for the organization. “I’m very flattered by the organizations that have approached me, and I like things that are local,” Wines says. “I like to feel like what I’m doing is actually impacting the local community.” First Southern Bank also supports the communities it serves. The bank is involved with organizations such as United Way, 2-1-1 Broward, the Ann Storck Center, the Foundation for Orange County Schools, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Learn to Read of St. Johns County. Despite their busy schedules, Wines advises other business leaders to get involved in the community. “You get to meet some great people, and you get to feel good at the end of the day,” she says. “It’s easy to say, ‘Well, somebody else is going to do it.’ But if everybody said that, nobody would.” —Robyn A. Friedman

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THE BOCA WAY Nothing about Boca Raton is the same. It’s better. BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB I was on my back getting a facial when Galia, my esthetician, started gushing about the new iPic theater in Boca’s Mizner Park. She rarely gets this excited talking about anything during skin-care treatments. “It’s wonderful,” she said. “You sit in a leather recliner and they give you your own pillow and blanket. They also bring you food and drinks. You just have to push a button. You will never go to the movies anywhere else.” The upscale movie theater is just part of the revitalization of downtown Boca. Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place, the keystones of downtown, have matured into exciting venues for dining, movies and live entertainment. The new iPic, along with the accompanying Tanzy restaurant, have generated a lot of buzz. They were the brainchild of Hamid Hashemi, who has a reputation for creating luxury entertainment concepts from theaters to bowling alleys. He is best known locally for opening the Muvico Palace 20, which is now the Cinemark Palace 20. His iPic borrowed some of the same elements of Muvico’s Premier, such as living room-like seating and good food, and made them even more luxurious. “We are taking two of the most popular forms of out-of-home entertainment – going to a restaurant and a movie theater – and

The Boca buzz is all about the new luxury theater and gourmet restaurant.

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putting them in the same place,” said Jim Lee, iPic vice president of marketing. “We have been in the movie business a long time and we heard people say dinner ran late and they couldn’t go to a movie or it was too late after the movie to go to dinner. Our concept is designed to make it easy, to take all the stress out of going to the movies so you don’t have to rush.” My husband and I hate rushing so we started our downtown exploration at iPic’s Tanzy, a beautifully designed restaurant by Karen Hanlon of Fort Lauderdale inspired by the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. When we entered the restaurant, we were fascinated by the cocoon lounge, a private seating area enclosed with a tangle of branches that we learned were from Malaysian trees. Choices in the restaurant include comfortable booths, banquettes, tables and seating by the kitchen. Colorful Mexican tiles in the center of the room were surrounded by 800-year-old Chinese wood floors. “Trees” around the restaurant were wood with small petrified bonsai attached. The team of chefs preparing the food in an open kitchen was visible beyond the attractive copper-vent hood. It was a weekday afternoon and only two other diners were in the room, and this gave us a chance to talk with the friendly staff. The food, described as Artisanal Italian, includes dishes such as porcini crusted NY strip bistecca, whole wheat spaghetti primavera and wild mushroom risotto. When we sat down, our waiter brought us a sample from the Parma Bar, which featured items such as

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iPic’s Tanzy restaurant features small petrified bonsai trees attached to large tree trunks, colorful Mexican tile and 800-yearold Chinese wood floors, top. The cocoon lounge is enclosed with Malaysian tree branches. The premium seats, bottom, come with pillows and blankets.

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ricotta stuffed squash blossoms with lemon ricotta, Madeira glazed onions with balsamic reduction. Trendies will love the specialty cocktails. The vodka crowd may go for the Liquid Nitrogen Mixology – Japanese Orange-Key Lime Tangerine Sour with Rare Tea Cellars Pharaoh’s Ancient Lemon Infused Belvedere Vodka. I stuck with the classic mojito and my husband ordered a Manhattan, which turned out to be more modern than classic. After riding the escalator up to see the movie, we were surprised to see how the hallway to the refreshment stand (now Tanzy Express) changed from the former theater. Typical movie theater posters were replaced with paintings of movie icons such as Marilyn Monroe and James Dean against a fabric backdrop. Premium ticket holders ($12-$14 per seat) can pick up their food and cocktails from Tanzy Express and take it to their seats while those with Premium Plus tickets ($18-$24) can order from their seats. We opted for the Premium Plus seats so we could experience the much-touted leather recliners with blankets and pillows. It was even more comfortable than watching a movie at home. We were full from our Tanzy lunch, but our neighbors enjoyed burgers, a salad and a flatbread pizza from Tanzy Express. Some of the other offerings included tuna wonton crisps, blackened mahi mahi trio and truffle fries.

Shop and dine Mizner Park also is a great place to shop. Two of my favorites are Z Gallerie, a perfect destination for reasonably priced home furnishings displayed creatively to inspire your home décor, especially table settings. Another is Tommy Bahama, where we have found unique glassware as well as clothing.

Dining options range from chains such as Truluck’s and Ruby Tuesday’s to old favorites like Max’s Grill. Behind Max’s Grill is one of our favorites, Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern. The restaurant gave off a hip vibe with its décor, also by Karen Hanlon. It featured jumbo chandeliers with glass teardrop pendants and swaged ropes, a mix of textures such as wood and stone, an open kitchen and seating by the kitchen. On our two visits, we thoroughly enjoyed the food. Good marks for dinner went to Yesterday’s Onion Soup, a richly reduced broth topped with cheese and tiny fried onions served in a small metal cooking pan, and the daily special, branzino with couscous, cucumber sauce and grilled shrimp. And don’t miss the s’mores for dessert, a far cry from its namesake we tasted as Girl Scouts. This one had graham crackers and dark chocolate covered with burnt marshmallows. The large indoor/outdoor bar is perfect for the Happy Hour crowd (4 to 7 p.m. daily) and the Thursday Ladies Night (4 to 7 p.m. at the bar). During Happy Hour, all appetizers are half price - as are beer, some wines and non-premium drinks. Some of the favorite appetizers were juicy but not fatty charcoaled grilled ribs and Cajun fish tacos with peanut cilantro slaw. Happy Hour attracted a variety of folks, from well-dressed women in designer clothes and men in suits to the casual blue-jean crowd. Many of the customers appeared to be return customers as they called the bartenders by name. “Prices are very good and so is the food,” said Shane Wheeler of Delray Beach, who has gone to Happy Hour with his wife, Tammie, a few times. “We enjoy sitting there and bartenders are always friendly and nice.”

Mizner Park’s focal point is reminiscent of a European piazza.

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Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern has a Happy Hour that is getting rave reviews.

Addison Mizner, who was responsible for Boca’s Mediterranean architecture, sits atop this monument with his pet monkey, Johnnie Brown.

Mizner Park is also a good place to stroll among the fountains and vegetation. In keeping with the city’s plan to draw people downtown, the Mizner amphitheater offers everything from concerts by Procol Harum and Bonnie Raitt to a screening of the classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Restaurant heaven A few blocks south on Federal Highway is Royal Palm Place, the other prime downtown destination that has become one of South Florida’s hottest “lifestyle” downtown location. It has evolved from the days it was a neighborhood shopping center, dubbed the “Pink Plaza,” into a 14-acre mixed-use development that includes rental units, shops and restaurants. The shopping center is anchored with an 11-foot tall statue of Addison Mizner holding his pet monkey, Johnnie Brown, atop a 65-foot monument on the southeast corner of Southeast Mizner Boulevard and Federal Highway. Not sure what kind of food you are in the mood to eat? This is the place to decide. Diners can choose from Irish pubs, German, Italian, Asian, Greek and French cuisines. Some favorites are the coal-fired pizza at Table 42, gnocchi with clams and lobster and scallops at Ristorante Sapori. On a recent luncheon visit, we also enjoyed Casimir Bistro, a French restaurant where we ate the French onion soup and Capri Ciabatta tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic, extra virgin olive oil.

Boca Resort & Club Just down the Camino Real is another city attraction, the Boca Raton Resort & Club. To visit the club, you either have to be a member, be invited by a member or book a room. Thanks to the Blackstone Group, which bought the property in 2004 and did $120 million in renovations in 2009, the experience is better than ever. No wonder it has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “Greatest Hotels in the World.”

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Upcoming Downtown Boca events Downtown Boca always has something happening. Here are highlights of what’s going on just in October.

Oct. 5: A Community & Culture Expo will feature groups performing around the theme “American Stories as Told Through the Cultural Arts,” at 6 p.m. Live music, art, film and literature at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Free. The Boca Museum of Art also will give free admission to Boca residents before 7 p.m.

Oct. 12: Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, shown at 8 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. It will open with a historical and political perspective by Dr. Robert Watson,

professor of American studies at Lynn University. Free.

Oct. 21: Bonnie Raitt, in concert with special guest Mala Sharp, at 8 p.m. Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000. Oct. 26-27: The second annual Meet me on the Promenade: Downtown Boca celebrates the Halloween spirit, with a children’s and doggie costume competition, themed photo stops, trick or treating at the shops, early family dining specials and after hours at pubs and clubs. It begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment at Sanborn Park and Saturday with a 7:30 a.m. registration for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast cancer walk, which begins at 9 a.m. Free. For more and updated information, see

www.downtownboca.org.

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If only Addison Mizner could see what his Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn has become since it was built in 1926. His 100-room hotel, a low rambling building with red-tile roofs on the western side of Lake Boca Raton, is now a Waldorf Astoria property with 1,047 deluxe guestrooms on 356 acres. Ten years ago a 55,000-square-foot spa was added with 44 treatment rooms and a private living room and pool. It also has two 18-hole championship courses. The most elegant of the restaurants is Cielo, located on the 27th floor of the Tower with a panoramic ocean view. Mizner’s lobby, which still exists, was designed with bright white plaster walls, a wood beamed ceiling, polished red floors and austere convent décor, according to the late Donald Curl, a Mizner expert. Details, such as the original ceiling and light fixtures, were saved through efforts of The Boca Raton Historical Society. The New York architectural firm of Schultze and Weaver, who designed the current lobby with two sitting rooms, wouldn’t recognize it today. The wood ceilings and columns have been painted white, slate floors have been covered in color-blocked carpeting of green, gold and beige and transitional style furniture is upholstered in summery white. Behind the registration desk are contemporary paintings. We took a short boat launch to the Boca Beach Club, which replaced the Cabana Club in 1980. Situated on one half mile of beach, it has 212 guest rooms, three outdoor pools (open for fitness, one for adults and one for families) as well as four restaurants. The Beach Club is a great place to bring the kids because on weekends they can enjoy Hawaiian shaved ice, hair braiding, air brushing and water walkers. Some Saturdays there is even a steel band for the grownups. If you haven’t been there in a while, take a trip to downtown Boca. And, if you drive a Lexus, there’s a bonus. Thanks to JM Lexus, Lexus owners get free valet parking at Mizner Park. ●

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A detail in the main lobby that was added Addison Mizner by architects with his pet monkey Schultze and and parrot. Weaver.

Myth 2:

Mizner designed the historic section of the Boca Resort & Club, known as the Cloister. Reality: Although Mizner designed the two historic sections of the hotel, the easternmost section and the Boca Raton Club were commissioned by second owner Clarence Geist who hired New York architects Schultze and Weaver.

Myth 3:

The main lobby and courtyard of the Boca Resort & Club were designed by Mizner. Reality: Schultze and Weaver designed them.

Myth 4: The columns of the Cloister Inn look

top heavy because they were installed upside down. Reality: Not true. They are Gothic style.

Harriette Gates and Mary Driscoll at The Cloister in 1927

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Mizner Myths Susan Gillis, curator of the Boca Raton Historical Society, and the late Donald Curl, an original faculty member

Myth 5: Mizner found the “slave girl” sculpture, which sits in the center of the main courtyard at the Boca Resort, in a Tuscan town. Reality: The fountain, which Mizner probably never saw, was part of a 1929 Schultze & Weaver addition. Myth 6: Mizner was the “inventor” of

Boca Raton. Reality: Boca was founded in the 1890s as a small farming community. The Town Council appointed Mizner city planner and he put Boca on the map.

Myth 7: Mizner forgot to put kitchens in his designs for the homes in Old Floresta. at Florida Atlantic University and Addison Mizner expert, compiled a list of trivia to put to rest what they called “much Reality: All of the 10 original models were designed malarkey” that has been published in Alva Johnston’s The with kitchens. Legendary Mizners and Theodore Pratt’s The Story of Boca Raton about the noted Boca Raton architect and planner. —Complied by Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub “When they believed the facts interfered with an interesting tale, the facts suffered,” Curl wrote. Myth 1:

Addison Mizner was an untrained and reactionary architect with a soiled reputation within the architectural community. Reality: He didn’t go to an architecture school, but he trained as an apprentice, which was the custom at the time. Mizner was recognized by fellow architects and was featured in respected architectural publications.

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Glam-A-THON’s mission to kiss breast cancer goodbye BY ROBYN A. FRIEDMAN

streets for the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut. And this year, event founder Tammy Gail promises that the Strut will be bigger, bolder — well, sassier, as she would put it — and will raise more money than ever to benefit those fighting against breast cancer. “Six years ago, we had a vision to start a breast cancer revolution that was so outrageous and unique it would make people stop and take notice,” says Gail, president of Floridata Market Research, a consumer product promotions firm, and a breast cancer survivor herself. “Over the years more and more members of the community have chosen to align with Glam-ATHON because we take the fear out of a very serious disease and promote the message that we are here to help our own community.” The Glam Doll Strut is just one of the events Gail created in order to bring awareness to, and raise funds for, local breast cancer initiatives. Since last year, the beneficiary of funds raised has been Broward Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Broward Health. Proceeds will be used to provide funding for women battling breast cancer, as well as mammograms, diagnostic testing and special assistance for medication, wigs and other ancillary items at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center and the Lisa Boccard Fund at Broward Health Coral Springs. Last year, Gail says her 501(c)(3) organization donated about $100,000 to Broward Health Foundation. This year she hopes to raise even more. “We are so grateful that the partnership between Broward Health Foundation and Glam-A-THON has created such a positive impact on the women in our community,” says Traci Allyn Shur, director of major gifts for Broward Health Foundation in Fort Lauderdale. “Through the funds raised by Glam-A-THON, we are able to provide mammograms, diagnostic testing and assistance to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. This partnership allows us to make a real difference in people’s lives.” Indeed, one of the reasons Gail selected Broward Health as the beneficiary of her events is because it benefits the local community. “The dollars that we raise stay right here in Fort Lauderdale,” she says. “There are many worthy charities, but our goal is to exceed

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Patty Navarro, a breast cancer survivor, was team captain of Patty's Pink Army.

City & Shore Editor & Publisher Mark Gauert stepped into pumps (from MODS, Paris) last year for for the cause. The City & Shore magazine’s team included Account Manager Valerie Feder, Kathy Koch, president of Ambit Advertising and Public Relations; Mark Gauert, Lori Jacoby, Associate Publisher; Mike Zimmerman, Amy Scroggin and her dad, Doug, Director of Major Advertising & Targeted Strategies at the Sun Sentinel.

expectations and provide an incredible and memorable experience that encourages people to participate and attend each event.” That’s an understatement. Anyone who has been in downtown Fort Lauderdale for the Glam Doll Strut has seen the visual outcome of Gail’s passion and contagious enthusiasm. Thousands of women (whom Gail refers to as “divas”), men, kids and dogs of all sizes gather, creating a sea of feather boas, glitter, sparkles and pink. Participants form teams with, well, unique names such as Sole Sisters, Sassy Stilettos, the Boo Bee’s and Jolly Jigglers to raise money. Awards are given to top fundraisers as well as for most outrageous costume and “doggie diva.” And it’s not unusual to see a man or two don pink pumps for the occasion. “I participate to bring awareness and support to our community to the many women, men and families that have been affected by this dreadful form of cancer,” says Cathy Davis Danielle, owner of U-Pull-It of Broward, a seller of self-service auto and truck parts. Danielle will be strutting for the fourth year as a member of Sole Sisters, which raised over $27,000 last year. As the captain of the team that raised the most, Danielle was named “Queen” for three years. One year she ceded the title to a teammate who was a breast cancer survivor. “This event gives us all a chance to come together, have some fun and show support for ourselves, our sisters and our community,” she says. The Glam Doll Strut is the centerpiece of the Glam-A-THON. The series kicked off, however, with a Wine Tasting Adventure on Sept. 13 at the Grateful Palate. That was followed by the fourth annual Lipstick Lounge, which outgrew its previous location and was held for the first time at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 5. Over 500 guests attended this event to enjoy Designer J.F. Rey’s Breast Cancer Awareness Eyewear frame.

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The Broward Ladies received the Ms. Fashionista title for most fashionable outfits.

cocktails, cosmetics and drool-worthy confections, along with a fabulous fashion show featuring over-thetop accessories, and restaurant fare from some of Fort Lauderdale’s most delectable hot spots. International eyewear designer J.F. Rey unveiled its branded Breast Cancer Awareness Eyewear frame at the event. The frames, handmade in France and limited to just 200 pieces, featured pink ribbons, and were sold at the Lipstick Lounge through Optical Spectrum Las Olas, with 100 percent of the frame sale proceeds going to Glam-A-THON. VIP attendees at the event also received a complimentary pair of J.F.Rey or Boz frames valued at $450 in their swag bags. “Our company focuses on fashion, and Glam-A-THON focuses on fashion for a cause, so it was a perfect match,” says Travis Chivers, sales manager of J.F. Rey Eyewear USA. “With so many women — and men — diagnosed with breast cancer, we wanted to give back to those who have helped make us a success by helping to find a cure.” On Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in Esplanade Park, registration opens for the Glam Doll Strut, which kicks off at noon. Thousands of Gail’s divas will descend on Southwest Second Street wearing their most fabulous and

fashionable attire. Teams will then line up and strut their stuff before the celebrity judges. This year, four Queens will be crowned for teams of various sizes. The cost to strut is $45, and each participant receives a 2012 Glam T-shirt. Last year, 60 teams participated in the Strut, with about 1,500 participants. Gail is hoping to break 100 teams and 2,000 Strutters this year. And, once again, WSVN News Anchor Lynn Martinez, who also hosts Deco Drive, will lead the Glam Doll Strut in her own inimitable style. “Breast cancer causes so much grief and suffering,” she says. “But this walk is fun and positive. I love the fact that the walk raises money to help local women, and I love seeing survivors walk with so much joy and attitude. Who doesn’t walk with joy and attitude in hot shoes?” The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six will be offering a special “Diva Weekend” package for those who want to stay in town for the Glam Doll Strut, with rooms available for $119 per night from Oct. 1214. For every Diva Weekend package booked, the Hyatt will contribute $20 per room per night back to Glam-A-THON.

New this year is Stilettos Across Broward. The Glam-A-THON’s iconic fivefoot-tall stiletto shoe has been duplicated — five times — and local artists will decorate the shoes with paint, fabric, crystals or glitter (or a combination of all). The stilettos will be on display throughout October in all five Broward Health System hospitals. Broward Health will hold a Facebook contest so viewers can vote for their favorite stiletto. Gail is hoping to involve local businesses even more in the Glam-A-THON next year, and one way she’s doing so is to encourage them to purchase a stiletto mascot for display at their locations. “We’re very excited about this event,” says Jenny Mackie, corporate communications manager for Broward Health. “The shoes will draw more attention to the Glam-A-THON as well as to our Mammopalooza, which offers discounted mammograms throughout the community. It all ties nicely together.” To register for the Glam Doll Strut and show off your own girly style (yes, even if you’re a guy), call 877-FAB-SWAG (322-7924) or visit www.Glam-A-THON. com. It’s not too late to sign up. “Glam-A-THON rallies people from every walk of life, while embracing those who are battling the disease, those who have beat the disease and those who fought courageously,” Gail says. “Our goal is to continue to assist more women and families throughout Broward County through our very powerful partnership with Broward Health and the community that supports us.” ●

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Want to Get Away? DON’T STOP — BELIEVE IT. IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOT ONLY CAN YOU LEAVE TOWN, BUT THE COUNTRY, ON A SOJOURN TO A VERY COOL HOTSPOT WITHOUT HAVING TO CONNECT IN ANOTHER CITY. BY LORI CAPULLO If you want to get out of town — really far out of town — there’s no question about one thing: you’ve got to fly. But if there is one thing that will put a damper on what should be an exciting vacation to a far-flung locale, it’s the thought of switching planes in overcrowded airports. Worrying that a delay on the first leg of your journey will cause you to miss the connection — or, worse yet, that delay actually transpiring — can cause anxiety no in-flight cocktail will assuage. Fortunately, South Florida is not only the gateway to the Americas; it’s a way to get out of Dodge and get where you want to go in one straight shot. Doesn’t matter if you’re looking to romp on the beaches of Rio, traipse through Toronto or kick back in Cancun — there’s no need to stress about delays, missed connections or having to dash like a gazelle through a metropolis-like airport to get from one gate to another. Here are five suggestions to consider:

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TORONTO, CANADA WestJet Airlines Flight 1141 Recent airfare: $344.46 Rio De Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL TAM Linhas Aereas Flight 8057 Recent airfare: $1,280.72 Departs Miami: 10:05 p.m. Arrives in Rio de Janeiro: 7:30 a.m. (the following day) Total travel time: 8 hours, 25 minutes What to do there: There are few cities in the world that are as striking as Rio de Janeiro. Known as “the marvelous city”— cidade maravilhosa, in Portuguese — Rio can be at the same time both exhilarating and overwhelming. Situated on a narrow strip of land on Brazil’s Atlantic Coast, Rio is flanked by the world-famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, both of which are ideal for stargazing, populated as they often are by the rich and the famous. Leave the beach and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lush rainforest and soaring mountains. And don’t miss the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), the 130-foot-high statue of Christ on top of the Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest National Park. Also a must: a cable-car ride (they leave every half hour) to drink in the breathtaking beauty of the city from the peak of the Sugarloaf. LONDON, ENGLAND Virgin Atlantic Flight 6 Recent airfare: $1,008.20 Departs Miami: 6:15 p.m.

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Arrives in London: 7:55 a.m. (the following day) Total travel time: 8 hours, 40 minutes What to do there: With this April marking the first full year of Prince William and Princess Kate’s marriage, the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee taking place there — and of course the Prince Harry Strip Poker Scandal (bloody hell!) — all being in the news, if you’re not intrigued yet, consider some of the reasons tourists have always been drawn to this fantastic city: the scads of museums and galleries (Tate Gallery remains a favorite, but check out Museum Mile), Big Ben and the

Departs Miami: 2:45 p.m. Arrives Toronto: 5:50 p.m. (same time zone as ours) Total travel time: 3 hours, 5 min. What to do there: Everything. It’s impossible to list all the possibilities here, but here’s a sampling: Shoppers will love discovering the seemingly endless array of malls, markets and boutiques, from Merchants’ Flea Market — a bargain hunter’s dream — to the trendy and bohemian Queen West neighborhood, with its cool galleries and indie music bars, to the just refreshed Mink Mile, this city’s version of Worth Avenue. Sightseers shouldn’t miss St. Michael’s and St. James Cathedrals, The Distillery District, where a new sake brewery has just opened, The The Tate Museum, London

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House of Parliament, and the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace (you won’t make them laugh, so don’t bother trying). Shoppers will be in heaven, between the world-famous Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges department stores, not to mention a million and one fab boutiques. And that old saw about British food being less than stellar no longer applies — there are plenty of wonderful restaurants, including one of Princess Kate’s faves, Dans Le Noir, where dinner is eaten in complete darkness (you can’t even bring in your cell phone because of the brightness the screen emits) by blind servers. Bizarre? Maybe, but it’s definitely an experience to remember.

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What to do there: There’s a reason why so many celebrities choose to holiday here. The ideal spot for those who like to mix up relaxation with adventure, this city on the Southeast coast of Mexico offers postcard-worthy white-sand beaches and an assortment of beautiful resorts and spas to choose from, plus opportunities to hike, zip-line high above the jungle, and visit Mayan archaeological sites (note: Day of the Dead, a holiday that celebrates the spirits of deceased family members and friends, takes place Nov. 1st every year and it is quite the spectacle, as long as you’re not easily creeped out). One of the

What to do there: The largest of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is still only 22 miles long, but its postcardperfect beauty makes it an idyllic spot (particularly for couples) who love the sensuous nature of the tropics, but want to get out of Florida for a while. On the west side of the island, George Town is where it’s at, with shops, nightclubs and restaurants to entertain when you’re not in the mood for sunbathing and snorkeling. Notable places here include the Silver Rain La Prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton and Miami’s own culinary genius Michael Schwartz’s Grand Cayman outpost of

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Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink. Go for a week or, if you’re limited to a quick getaway, steal away for a three-day weekend — that’s one of the best parts of such a short jaunt. ● Shipwreck of the Navy vessel Oro Verde, off Grand Cayman.

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OFF THAT BOULEVARD FORT LAUDERDALE

FORT LAUDERDALE LAS OLAS BOULEVARD From its unique boutiques to its charming bakeries, Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale is a destination unto itself. You can easily spend a day here window shopping at sweet shops, selecting an exquisite piece of jewelry or a designer outfit, or dining al fresco while watching the world go by. Las Olas is also known as the address to some of the best hot spots in town, where the tables are filled with professionals by day and the fashionable and fabulous by night. YOLO/VIBE “You Only Live Once” is the motto of this hot spot located at the top (west) end of Las Olas. For nearly five years, the restaurant has packed in the patrons, serving the professional downtown

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community during weekday lunch hours and morphing into a standing-room only cocktail lounge at dusk. An exterior fire pit surrounded by built-in seating takes the chill off the winter months, while the indoor/outdoor feel of the restaurant makes it a great spot to sip a glass of rosé after work. YOLO’s younger sister, the music lounge Vibe, opened two years ago in the adjacent space to extend the nighttime entertainment. A personal dinner favorite at YOLO is the herb-marinated rotisserie chicken with wilted escarole and white beans served with herb mashed potatoes, followed by the famous breadpudding dessert, after which a bit of dancing at Vibe to work off the calories is a must. YOLO 333 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-523-1000 www.yolorestaurant.com Vibe 301 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-713-7313 www.vibelasolas.com

SAIA When I first moved to Fort Lauderdale I headed straight for the beach, thinking that this was where I could find the best restaurants and the freshest seafood. The experience nearly sent me scrambling to pack my bags and head back to 12 feet of snow in Vermont. Years later, however, there are now a few reasons to venture down to the beach for a great meal and night out, one of which is at the newly renovated B Ocean hotel on the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A. SAIA features an innovative, Asianinspired menu that is the vision of Chef Subin Chankesorn, YOLO who was raised in Thailand and traveled extensively throughout Asia and the ROYAL PIG PUB Caribbean. Chankesorn & KITCHEN brings his innovative flavor As does every popular strip, combinations to life in dishes Las Olas sees its fair share of such as the lovely Hamachi restaurant comings and goings. Jalapeño with Thai chili, ponzu In the space formerly occupied uzu, cilantro and daikon. Not by the Samba Room is a new only does SAIA offer a great kind of hot spot: the Royal Pig ambience and an ocean view Pub. Following on the popular alongside flavorful dishes, it trend of gastro pubs, Royal boasts a cocktail menu so Pig offers a variety of high-end interesting that we recommend cocktails and beers alongside a you take a seat at the bar to menu that features free-range watch the bartender carefully poultry items, a sprinkling of craft your personal concoction. fresh seafood dishes and, oh One of my favorites is the Hello yes, pork in some form or Kitty — X-Rated Fusion liquor, another. The Royal Pig already Bombay gin and house-made has developed a strong spicy ginger soda. Don’t judge. following, so be prepared to SAIA spend a little time waiting for a In the B Ocean Hotel table or a seat at the bar after Fort Lauderdale, work on a Friday or certainly 999 N. Fort Lauderdale on National Bacon Day Beach Blvd.Fort Lauderdale (usually the Saturday of Labor 954-564-1000 Day Weekend). But hey, the www.bhotelsandresorts.com/ barbecue rotisserie pulled-pork b-ocean-fort-lauderdale/ sandwich and a pint will be well worth it. DOS CAMINOS Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen Tasty salsa, tableside 350 E. Las Olas Blvd. guacamole and warm chips Fort Lauderdale washed down with a frosty 954-617-7447 prickly pear margarita? That’s www.royalpigpub.com the order of the day at Dos

Caminos Mexican restaurant in the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel at the opposite end of Fort Lauderdale beach. The food is authentic and consistent and maintains this chain’s commitment to signature Mexican flavors. While you’re sure to get a seat off-season, not so much when the spring breakers are in town. ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro y adentro! Dos Caminos

In the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-727-7090 www.doscaminos.com

CAFÉ MARTORANO This place is so hot it has its own theme song, not to mention books, DVDs, signature sauces, olive oil, a jewelry line, hats, T-shirts and you-name-it, all under the “Yo cuz!” brand that is the catch phrase of chef and owner Steve Martorano. Hailing from Philadelphia, Martorano has built a fabulous reputation for providing Italian/American dishes prepared with quality and consistency. The ambience is something else, with a stateof-the-art sound, lighting and entertainment system blaring the chef’s favorite tunes and showing scenes from his

on Oakland Park Boulevard, which will soon be unveiling a whole new look. We can’t wait to see what that is, but no matter what, book your table in advance; otherwise you could find yourself waiting for several hours. Yo, don’t say we didn’t warn you, cuz! Café Martorano

3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954-561-2554 www.cafemartorano.com

DELRAY BEACH ATLANTIC AVENUE Delray Beach has an energy that is eclectic, wholesome, vibrant and down to earth, all at once. The beachside community is home to one of

our favorite strips: Atlantic Avenue. From the bustling weekend farmer’s market — complete with live farm animals and a line around the block for raw milk — to the historic shops, charming inns and famous restaurants, Atlantic Avenue has it all, including some of the region’s best hot spots.

dinner where you can stay for an aperitif as the evening wears on and the nightlife starts, it is also the spot for Friday Happy Hours. A late-night sushi menu is available from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. to complement that second (or third) Strawberry Geisha.

BUDDHA SKY BAR With Florida being as flat as it is, having the opportunity to dine with a view is something special. Buddha Sky Bar offers a view and more, particularly in the form of fabulous pan-Asian cuisine. The rooftop arboretum is enclosed in glass and overlooks downtown Delray Beach out to the ocean. From Dim Sum to sushi and spectacular Chinese and Japanese-influenced wok dishes, Buddha Sky Bar is not only a great place for a romantic

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217 E. Atlantic Ave. #3 Delray Beach 561-450-7557 PRIME Whenever we go to PRIME we feel like putting on the ritz — me in my flapper dress and he looking dapper in his three-piece suit. PRIME could lay claim as the original supper club, certainly on Atlantic Avenue, and dining here is an experience unto itself. Trace your finger around the edge of your martini glass while the piano singer croons or enjoy a premium cigar from PRIME, Crab Cakes

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favorite movies. With locations at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and Rio in Las Vegas, Café Martorano’s notoriety is spreading. But Chef Steve can still be found in the kitchen of the original Café Martorano

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your personal liquor cabinet (if you’ve arranged for one, of course.) PRIME prides itself on its selection of USDA-certified beef and high-quality seafood and offers the service to boot. With plenty of events and special offers throughout the week, you can make plans to step back in time and enjoy the days of glamour—along with a great steak or lobster—anytime. PRIME

110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach 561-865-5845

www.primedelray.com

UNION What happens when two guys who consider themselves nightclub and cocktail aficionados team up to create a unique dining experience? You get a unique dining experience, a fantastic nightclub scene and some rather interesting cocktail concoctions. This is the premise behind the relatively new Union asian supper club and Candyfish sushi bar on Atlantic Avenue, which caters to a wide spectrum of clientele by offering an equally wide spectrum of dining experiences. For a quiet, even romantic, dinner, opt for a table on the patio, shaded by palms and cooled by misters. Or, if you’re Union's Kung-Pow Lamb Chops

looking for sophisticated ambience with a hint of shabby chic, nibble on your wonton cones from the comfort of a high-backed booth inside the restaurant or sip on your three-for-one drinks (yes, full drinks) at the bar during the daily happy hour. But if you are under the same spell as Cinderella or otherwise have a curfew, take your cue to move on once the staff begin clearing away the tables, because on weekend evenings Union shows yet another side of its personality and morphs into a thumping night club. You might never know this when you’re enjoying a civilized dinner followed by a decadent chocolate fondue, but this is what makes Union a harmonious blend that is anything but boring. Union

8 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach 561-330-4236

www.uniondelray.com

DADA We tiptoe one block off the Avenue to include one of the best local spots that is quintessentially Delray Beach. Book your reservations in advance for dinner at Dada, a charming restaurant situated in

a cozy two-story Florida home complete with a white picket fence, twinkling lights and an old-fashioned wraparound porch. You can’t go wrong with the menu here, but the popular favorites are the grilled brie, the butternut squash ravioli and most definitely the mojitos. Dada knows how to do a mojito in a variety of flavors, including blackberry and mango. Poetry readings and live music round out what is simply a gem of a spot. Leave the stilettos at home. DADA

52 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach 561-330-3232 www.dadaofdelray.com

PALM BEACH THE ISLAND While The Island enjoys a fine reputation for fabulous upscale boutiques and antique shops, it has not been known for its restaurant hot spots. Until now. BUCCAN /IMOTO If you’re a regular reader of City & Shore, you won’t be surprised to see būccan or Imoto on this list. Not only are we great fans of both restaurants – the vision of award-winning Executive Chef Clay Conley – they have quickly gained a reputation and have become notable hot spots. būccan delivers with its small plates and fantastic atmosphere, while Imoto provides a delight to the senses with its Asian-inspired cuisine. The menus at both restaurants stand out for their fabulous play with flavor, and each dish is as much a work of art as it is delicious. Book your table in advance; it will be well worth the wait, especially for the LaurentPerrier bubbles-by-the-glass specials on Thursdays. BUCCAN/IMOTO

350 S. County Road Palm Beach 561-833-3450 (būccan) 561-833-5522 (Imoto) www.buccanpalmbeach.com www.imotopalmbeach.com

Hot Spots for the Oenophile FULVIO’S 1900

A blend of culture, the arts and a gracious mix of restaurants, ice cream parlors and lounges define Young Circle in Hollywood, which seems to get better with each passing year. Steps away from the Circle is Fulvio’s 1900, a Hollywood institution known for its fine upscale Italian cuisine. While it’s not exactly a hot spot of the same decibel level as others mentioned in this listing, wine lovers take notice: Fulvio’s now features an extensive wine-by-the-glass menu that will curl your toes. Salut! Fulvio’s 1900 1900 Harrison St. Hollywood 954-927-1900 www.fulvios1900.com

The Blind Monk Wine Bar & Tapas

If you like wine, and tapas, and music, craft beer and more wine… you must check out The Blind Monk. This place is not only hip, you can enjoy a fabulous glass of wine from a wide selection of high-end varietals in a cozy, chic atmosphere. The Blind Monk 401 Evernia St. #107 West Palm Beach 561-833-3605 www.theblindmonk.com

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BROWARD COUNTY PARKS Have you always envisioned getting married amid the beauty of nature? Stage your wedding in the splendor of a park. We have outdoor amphitheaters and gazebos where you can have the ceremony of your dreams, as well as halls complete with catering kitchens. When you exchange your vows at a Broward County Park, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime. 954-357-8100. www.broward.org/parks. 15th STREET FISHERIES AT LAUDERDALE MARINA Your best choice for a waterfront wedding, rehearsal dinner or complete reception event is 15th Street Fisheries at Lauderdale Marina, providing a fantastic complement of rooms to choose from, all with the romantic backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway, where a parade of yachts and other vessels pass by both day and night. Sun-Sentinel Winner: Best Waterfront Restaurant in South Florida! GBS, THE BEAUTY STORE Brides trust GBS, The Beauty Store to bring beauty to the big day. GBS offers make-up, hair care & accessories, extensions & skin care & travel-size essentials for the honeymoon. Shop GBS to look &

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Chile and Argentina share a common border – and a growing reputation for great wines from little-known grapes BY BOB HOSMON If you’re looking for something new and different in wine, take a look south of the border — way south — to Chile and Argentina. Each of these Andean countries has developed or is developing a reputation for great wines from little-known grapes, all at affordable prices. You owe it to yourself to try them because you’re going to like them. Of the two countries, Chile has a long-standing advantage when it comes to marketing. When Chilean wine first appeared on the American market in the 1980s, winemakers sent their best and concentrated their efforts on varietals – cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay - that were already familiar to consumers here. But one Chilean wine, a delightful red wine made from carménère grapes, didn’t show up for decades later. In the mid-19th century, cuttings of carménère vines from France were planted in Chile, where they flourished. But because they were planted among merlot vines, their original identity was forgotten, and everything became known as “merlot.” In 1994, however, a scientist from France conducted DNA studies of grape vines in Chile that proved that some vines were not merlot but the carménère grape varietal, which has virtually disappeared from European vineyards. At first the vintners in Chile were perplexed by the discovery, not knowing what they would or could do with a grape called “carménère.” But some saw the red varietal as a unique opportunity for Chile and began producing wines that are deep red in color with soft tannins on the palate, aromas of spice and berries on the nose and hints of cherries in every sip. It’s also a very food-friendly wine that can be served with everything from red meat to Indian curry dishes. Carménère is still not the well-known varietal that it deserves to be, but its market is growing. I personally prefer it to a lot of merlots I’ve had and particularly like the carménères produced by Casa Lapostolle, Montes Alpha, Errazuriz, and Concha y Toro. On the other side of the Andes from Chile, Argentine wineries have developed a strong market for red wines produced from the malbec grape. In today’s market a number of good to excellent malbecs are offered at a range of prices, and some of the best come from the wineries of Catena, Rutini, Trapiche, Finca La Linda and Terrazas de los Andes. But there’s a newer white wine coming out of Argentina that has the potential to become as well identified with that country’s wine industry as malbec. Torrontés is a white grape with a somewhat murky past (it is not related to the grape with the same name that grows in Galicia). There aren’t a lot of torrontés vineyards in Argentina, but their numbers are growing as connoisseurs are discovering the wine. Some would argue the best place to grow the grape is in Salsa, but there are also successful vineyards in Mendoza and the Calchaquí Valley. The bestmade torrontés wines are smooth on the palate and show aromatic spices on the nose. They’re great as aperitif wines or when paired with fish (I love them with ceviche), Thai cuisine and pasta primavera. Reliable labels to look for include Catena, Colomé, Norton, Michel Torino and Terrazas de los Andes. ●

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dining guide EDITOR’S NOTE: Restaurants in the dining guide were reviewed by fine dining writers Chan Lowe (C.L.), Rebecca Cahilly (R.C.), Danny Sanchez (D.S.), Charlyne Schaub (C.S.), Judith Stocks (J.S.) and John Tanasychuk (J.T.) – except those noted with a } , where the information was provided by the restaurant.

BROWARD } Hollywood Prime 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Lobby of The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, 954-6028347. Tempt your palate at Hollywood Prime, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa’s AAA FourDiamond Rated steakhouse. Delicious offerings include the finest cuts of beef - including 21day, dry-aged beef - as well as Long Island Duck and Domestic Rack of Lamb. Seafood lovers’ delectable selections include 3.5-pound live Maine lobster poached in butter; swordfish loin and salmon filet. The restaurant won Wine Spectator’s 2011 Best of Award of Excellence. Treat yourself to main courses ranging from $29.95 to $125 in a comfortable, contemporary setting of 15 tables. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. } Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille 3460 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954602-8760. Delight in casual dining at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa’s Rivals Waterfront Sports Grille. Relax with a choice of indoor seating in a sports setting or waterside overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The open kitchen serves up chefinspired American dishes that are nicely complemented with signature martinis, drafts and wines. Enjoy Rivals’ comfortable interior offering classic-rock soundtrack with a backdrop of sports action; presented on 32 individual high-definition plasma big-screen TVs. Large groups are encouraged, with two private dining rooms, a semi private championship billiards room and a separate lounge and bar area. Boats of all sizes are invited to refresh dockside in the relaxing atmosphere with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Mon-Fri Dinner, Sat & Sun from 12 noon. Free self parking. Cuban/Spanish } Mario’s Catalina Restaurant 1611 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-5634141. Step into Mario’s Catalina Restaurant and you instantly feel the hustle of the city fade. Soothing colors, soft lighting, crisp linens and fragrant aromas all conspire to transport you to a more tranquil setting. While Catalina’s ambience is undeniably appealing, dining out really is all about the food! That’s why co-owner and chef Mario Flores went to great lengths to create a menu of Spanish and Cuban dishes that complement each other. The result: authentic Latin food masterfully prepared. Add to that attentive service and a chilled glass of simply the best Sangria in town, and you’re

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well on your way to a memorable experience! Open seven days for lunch, dinner, www. catalinarestaurant.net.

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} Via Luna The Ritz-Carlton, One Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-465-2300. Via Luna (“Moon’s Path” in Italian) is the new, sexy oceanfront spot in Fort Lauderdale. It’s absolutely worth a visit for the best Italian grill cuisine, whether it’s a casual business lunch, a beautiful dinner or the most elaborate Sunday Brunch in town. Whether you choose the spaghetti pomodoro ($16), a recipe Chef de Cuisine Jason Coperine borrowed from his Sicilian grandmother; Italian Flat Breads or the hand-selected, hand-cut beef from a local butcher, the menu items are as delicious and approachable as the prices, making it an everyday Italian restaurant, not just a special occasion locale. Start with Happy Hour every day from 4-7 p.m. for a mouthwatering “10 for $10” – a selection of gourmet Bar Bites and signature cocktails for just $10 each.

} Stéphane’s 2006 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, 561-893-8838 located just off Glades Road, www.stephanesrestaurant. com. Boca Raton’s chic new restaurant and lounge brings to life a menu of sophisticated yet affordably priced American and French favorites. Leaving no detail unnoticed, Stéphane’s innovative iPad menus offer a unique wine pairing feature in addition to a stellar specialty cocktail selection, giving guests the ultimate fine dining experience. Monday | Mussel Lovers • Wednesday | Girls Night Out 6-8 p.m. • Friday & Saturday | Open until 1 a.m. • Saturday & Sunday | Champagne Brunch • Daily | “Bites” menu from 4-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close • Complimentary valet parking. For reservations, call 561-893-8838.

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} Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, on A-1-A, 954-923-2300 or 800-435-2722. World famous, with a view! Now in its fourth decade in business, Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market is a South Florida institution offering some of the freshest stone crabs and seafood. Specialties include stone crab claws, Key West pink shrimp, Florida lobster, fresh Florida fish, as well as steaks and chicken. Billy’s second-floor dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows has a magnificent view of the Intracoastal Waterway, capturing its nightly yacht parades as well as outdoor dining on their dock. Open for dinner and lunch daily. Nationwide shipping. Private party room available. For more information about Billy’s or to order online, visit www. crabs.com or call 800-4FLCRAB. } 15th Street Fisheries and Dockside Cafe 1900 SE 15th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954763-2777. Visit 15th Street Fisheries for an unforgettable waterfront dining experience in an authentic marina. The Fisheries, at Lauderdale Marina, provides fantastic food and fun along the Intracoastal Waterway near Port Everglades. Dine in a relaxing old-time Florida seafood house. Step out onto the docks to feed the tarpon! The Fisheries was voted “Best Waterfront Restaurant in South Florida” in a 2011 Sun Sentinel readers’ poll.

} Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N. Federal Highway (Boca Plaza), Boca Raton, 561-368-5520 www. pellegrinosofboca.com. If the Rat Pack had a favorite Italian restaurant, Pellegrino’s would be it! This charming, intimate restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine the way it was meant to be. Everyone from celebrities to sports figures have lined up to discover the family’s homemade recipes that have made the Pellegrino restaurant a legend for almost 13 years in Florida! Voted one of the top 100 restaurants in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel, Pellegrino’s also received a 4-star rating by Judith Stocks, Sun Sentinel; and is Zagat rated. Shopping Directory from pg. 67 Bloomingdale’s Town Center at Boca Raton, 561-394-2000, www.Bloomingdales.com. Versace, 888-721-7219, www.versace.com. Saks Fifth Avenue, Town Center at Boca Raton, 561-393-9100, www.saksfifthavenue.com. Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton, 561-417-5151, www.neimanmarcus.com. Gucci, www.gucci.com.

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Warren Henry Auto Group All-Star Basketball Kids Camp: A camper with Norris Cole of the Miami Heat.

Warren Henry Auto Group All-Star Basketball Kids Camp: Warren Sapp, former Tampa Bay Bucaneers defensive tackle; Warren Henry Zinn, President and CEO of Warren Henry Auto Group; and former Miami Heat guard Mark Strickland.

Fort Lauderdale-based Exults internet marketing agency donates school supplies to Broward, Palm Beach County schools: Randall Deich and Zach Hoffman.

Fisker Miami and Warren Henry Jaguar ride & drive event at Artefacto Home in Aventura: Viviana Hostios, Robert Manrique and Marine Howard.

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Warren Henry Auto Group All-Star Basketball Kids Camp: NBA Champion Norris Cole of the Miami Heat and former Miami Heat guard Mark Stricklandd.

Steve Miller of The Steve Miller Band backstage with Robin and Mark Levinson of Levinson Jewelers at the Jazz Aspen concert.

Chef Anthony “Radar’’ Risoli of SoLita Italian Restaurant & The Parlor Lounge in Delray Beach visits the Milagro Center: Chef Risoli with Damonee Thompson, Zoë and Laniya Marcellu.

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Elektrik Boutique Grand Opening on Las Olas Boulevard: Stacy Goren, Vann Padgett and Rory Dougherty Jr.

Networking mixer benefits Childnet of Broward County: Derrick S. Roberts, ChildNet General Counsel and Sandra Harris, ChildNet Board Member.

Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon: Dr. Elizabeth King, center, receives her award from Robert Bard, Publisher of Latina Style and; Bank of America Market President, Lori Chevy.

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Hispanic Women of Distinction charity luncheon: Kelly Knauss, Jill Schiff and Lourdes Perez of Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale.

David King, King Jewelers Nashville, Michael Nelson, Breguet President, Jono & Taylor King of King Jewelers, Aventura

P & H Interiors staff at the recent Aurora Awards: Jessica Noto, Susan Connor, Karen Rubin, Suzanne Coles and Anna Eiseman. The firm received their fourth Aurora Award for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole House Renovationâ&#x20AC;? of a private estate in Lighthouse Point.

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Jono and Taylor King of King Jewelers, Aventura, navigate the IWC yacht off Miami during the recent 2012 Volvo Ocean Race.

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have been giving voices to people since colonial times. The Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting Politics NOT as Usual: Quilts with Something to Say. The exhibition through Jan.13 features the work of 20 women, who dealt with issues ranging from Hawaiian independence, pride in the post-Civil War Union, and support for Grover Cleveland as president. These women, “... gave form and representation to the good and the bad of our national identity and political makeup,” says Marisa Pascucci, the museum’s curator of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. The exhibition also will feature the 9/11National Tribute Quilt, a composite work of more than 500 people that features a montage of the World Trade Center set against the New York skyline. —Kingsley Guy

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