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Contributors

A few words about our writers and photographers.

and see how four designers used art as the perfect accessory.

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Home & Décor: It may seem like a tiny detail – a sconce, a chandelier, a table lamp – but lighting is a major element that can make or break your home design.

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Here & Now

I’ve never shared this story with anyone before. No one knows it but my family, and they’ve kept the secret well. Consider it a cautionary tale, as you page through our annual preview of the arts in South Florida.

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Curb Appeal: Inside a private gated island in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

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In the City

This & That

Behind the wheel of FIAT’s adorable Cinquecento; The Breakers in Palm Beach reimagines a venerable dining room; Sklar Furnishings in Boca Raton celebrates a decade of style setting; and five tips for making a party an occasion your guests – and you – will enjoy.

If you’re looking for the perfect piece of jewelry to work with your holiday wardrobe this season consider an extravagant earring.

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ENCHANTED EVENINGS DESIGNER GOWNS HIDDEN TREASURE DISCOVERING MACAU

SHOW STOPPERS FINE DINING BEFORE AND AFTER THE SHOW BEEPING WITH THE ENEMY ARE AUDIENCES GETTING LOUDER?

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Of all the words that have been used to describe him, “impeccable’’ might be a bit hyperbolic – still, Chris Bosh comes off as multi-dimensional in ways that have nothing to do with jump shots, rebounds and assists for the world champion Miami Heat. Our profile of Bosh, by novelist Jonathon King, begins on pg. 88.

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Grammy-winning vocalist and Boca Raton resident Scott Stapp opens up about his struggles with faith, fame in a new memoir, Sinner’s Creed; the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival will feature top chefs and over a dozen not-to-bemissed culinary events; mega-yachts converge on Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas for 25th Rendezvous; honorees strut with cause at The Galleria’s Men of Style Shopping Night in Fort Lauderdale; and after years of backlash by the public, signs banks may be trying to keep their customers happy again.

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The Calendar

2-1-1 Broward’s Making Real Connections Breakfast; Jeanne Smith discuss a Mother’s Courage at Jewish Federation of Broward County Lion of Judah Luncheon; the Horseshoe Hoedown celebrates 30 years of Horses and the Handicapped, the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival and other upcoming November events of note.

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Health & Fitness

First used in South Florida 18 years ago, Gamma Knife has undergone refinements allowing even greater accuracy in the treatment of tumors and other conditions.

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Wine & Spirits

There’s more than one wine to serve with a traditional Thanksgiving feast, wine writer Bob Hosmon reports.

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Wine & Dine

Our directory of fine dining establishments.

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Art and Letters

Warhol and Cars at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art shows the noted pop artist had more on his mind than Marilyn Monroe and soup cans.

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know it’s hard because of the photo and headline, but pretend you don’t know yet who this story is about, because, really, you don’t know him. Consider a tall, lanky young man stretched out on a couch in his Miami Beach home, he’s in a loose, colorful linen shirt and perfectly cuffed trousers for his unusually long legs and he is barefoot because he likes being barefoot here. He has a book in his lap. It’s Walter Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein, which he admits is a tougher read than Isaacson’s book on the life of Steve Jobs which he recently finished and liked so much he figured the Einstein volume would be worth a shot.

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We know it’s hard because of the photo and the headline on the cover, but pretend you don’t know yet who this story is about, because, really, you don’t know him. Of all the words that have been used to describe him, “impeccable” might be a bit hyperbolic – still, Chris Bosh comes off as multi-dimensional in ways that have nothing to do with jump shots, rebounds and assists. Novelist Jonathon King reveals a little of the off-court life that makes up South Florida’s seven-time AllStar, Olympic Champion and now World Champion ball player.

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based largely on tourism, it’s hard to believe that the hidden gem of Macau in the People’s Republic of China is not more prominent on the world’s radar. Here’s your turn to discover it..

A calendar of entertainment events and Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County venue contact information at www.cityandshore.com.

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Beach to Broward to Miami-Dade, South Florida’s arts scene this season glitters bright. Our entertainment writers and critics shine a spotlight of their own on a few of the shows from area arts organizations not to be missed.

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Macau’s a popular luxury travel destination that’s relatively unknown outside of Asia. Here’s your turn to discover it. BY LORI CAPULLO With an economy based largely on tourism, it’s hard to believe that the hidden gem of Macau in the People’s Republic of China

is not more prominent on the world’s radar. Conveniently situated less than 40 miles west of Hong Kong and Shanghai, the peninsula, which was once an island, makes one-third of a triumvirate of luxurious, relatively unknown destinations — at least, relatively unknown outside of Asia. “People don’t know a lot about it,” says Lisa Crawford, owner of SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services in Hallandale Beach. “The funny thing is that it’s a big sister to Las Vegas when it comes to gambling.” (In fact, Macau, with more than 30 casinos, surpassed Las Vegas five years ago as the top gambling market in the world.) “So if you’re a high roller — and I get a lot of those coming in to book trips — it’s perfect, because if you go to Hong Kong it’s a great close getaway. And it’s stunning — it sits on the tip of the Pearl River, whereas Vegas is in the desert.” There is even a Wynn Hotel and a Caesar’s Palace. In early 2010, Macau ramped up shows and entertainment options as well — one of the most popular being the House of Dancing Water, a $250 million showcase created by the veteran Vegas showmaker Franco Dragone (of Cirque du Soleil fame), which features

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Our entertainment writers and critics shine the spotlight on a few of the shows from area arts organizations not to be missed this season. BY GREG CARANNANTE, BEN CRANDELL, PHILLIP VALYS, ROD STAFFORD HAGWOOD, JAKE CLINE AND MARIA MURRIEL

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ought to be easier, but there just aren’t many restaurants within walking distance of many venues. Relax. Here are 16 suggestions from our Fine Dining writers — from white tablecloth to barbecue — that will keep your stomach from growling during your next trip to the theater. Just leave enough time to park at both the restaurant and your final destination

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Eating before a show ought to be easier, but there just aren’t many restaurants within walking distance of many venues. Relax. Here are 16 suggestions from our Fine Dining writers — from white SHOW STOPPERS tablecloth to barbecue — Our fine dining writers that will keep your stomach suggest restaurants near entertainment venues for from growling during your dining before or after the show next trip to the theater. Eating before a show in South Florida

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contributors Thomas Swick (Item for “In the City,” pg. 21) is the former Travel editor of the Sun Sentinel, and the author of A Way to See the World. His recent stories on Delray Beach and Hollywood, among others, appear on our website, www.cityandshore.com. Charlyne V. Schaub (Items for “In the City,” pg. 22; “Design: Living with Art,’’ pg. 44; “Home & Décor,’’ pg. 56; is the former editor of the Sun Sentinel’s Home & Garden section. Lori Capullo (Items for “In the City,’’ pg. 24; “On the Shore,’’ pg. 32; and “Travel: Fine China,’’ pg. 97) is a freelance writer and editor. Rebecca Cahilly (Items for “On the Shore,” pg. 34; and “Fine Dining: Show Stoppers,” pg. 115) is our Fine Dining writer. Her recent stories, including “The Best New Restaurants of 2012,” “Waterfront Dining,’’ “Desserts to Drive For,’’ among others, are available on our website, www.cityandshore.com. Elizabeth Rahe (Items for “On the Shore,’’ pg. 30) is a contributing editor to City & Shore, and a former Sun Sentinel Lifestyle editor. Robyn A. Friedman (The Calendar, pg. 36; and “Curb Appeal,’’ pg. 64) is a freelance writer and the Sun Sentinel’s former real-estate columnist. Elyse Ranart (“Eye on Style: Enchanted Evenings,” pg. 69) is City & Shore’s Fashion & Style Director. She was formerly a Senior Art Director for Neiman Marcus advertising, and has worked with Armani, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, among others. Nancy McVicar (“Health & Fitness,’’ pg. 82) is a former health and medical writer for the Sun Sentinel. Her recent stories, including “Future Docs,’’ on innovative new medical techniques; “Yoga and Pain Relief’’ and “Weight Loss Methods,” among others, are available on our website, www.cityandshore.com. Jonathon King (“Bosh, Look and Listen,” a profile of Miami Heat Center Chris Bosh, pg. 88) was a police and court reporter for 24 years with the Sun Sentinel and the Philadelphia Daily News before turning full-time novelist. His first book in 2002, The Blue Edge of Midnight, won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. He has since published several more novels set in South Florida, including his most recent, Midnight Guardians. His recent profile of South Florida landscape photographer Clyde Butcher is available on our website, www.cityandshore.com. Special contributors to our annual Season Preview (pg. 103) Greg Carannante is the former Art Director of City & Shore Magazine, and a freelance writer and editor; Ben Crandell writes the Go Guide entertainment blog for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com; Phillip Valys writes about arts and entertainment for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com; Rod Stafford Hagwood writes about theater, dance and fashion for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com; Jake Cline is the entertainment news editor for the Sun Sentinel and South Florida.com; Susan Stocker is a Sun Sentinel staff photographer and Maria Murriel is a writer and videographer for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com. Bob Hosmon (“Pilgrim Spirits,’’ pg. 120) is Vice Dean for Advancement & External Affairs/Director of Public Relations Academic Program at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Kingsley Guy (“Art & Letters: Pop the Hood,’’ pg. 130) is the former editor of the Sun Sentinel’s Editorial page. 12

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never shared this story with anyone. No one knows it except my family, and they’ve kept my secret well. They know how I feel about people who make noise during concerts and shows. How I’ve written editor’s letters, complaining about the inconsiderate few who talk, or crackle candy wrappers, or answer cell phones, or actually appear to be operating light machinery – up to and including leaf blowers – during concerts and shows. They know how I get when people bolt for the exit before a curtain falls, or light up dark movie theaters with text messages that apparently just can’t wait until the movie’s over. They know how I get when I experience these disruptions, how I can go on for hours about how the inconsiderate few are ruining the concert and show experience, how we all might as well just stay home and listen to music on the radio, or watch movies on TV, or operate our own light machinery. So my family was understandably surprised when I bought tickets to the season debut of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency last January. “Dad,’’ my teen-aged son said. “Aren’t you going to just flip out again when people in the audience make noise? “No.’’ “Are you sure?” he said. “You know it’s going to happen.” “There isn’t going to be any noise this time,” I said. “I wrote an editor’s letter asking people not to make any.’’ We took our seats in the first row of the Arsht Center. Close enough to see the minute hand ticking on the cellists’ wrist watches. I checked my own watch to see if we were synchronized. We were. The lights dimmed, the big house assembled for the season debut fell silent, and Franz Welser-Möst – conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra – lifted his baton on a program that began with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. It was a sublime performance. The audience was spellbound and, amazingly for South Florida, silent. The piece ended to thunderous applause, and PierreLaurent Aimard took his place at the piano next for the evening’s second offering, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. I scrunched down in my seat, in the first row of the Arsht Center, listening to the first movement of one of my favorite pieces of music segue into the delicate second, when I heard it. “Beep.” You have got to be kidding me, I thought. Here we are listening to a piece of music that depends as much on silence as sound to work its magic, and the inconsiderate few are making noise again. I started to feel sorry for my family, because I was going to be talking about this in the car on the way home and for hours afterwards.

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“Beep.” People started to shift in their seats. They turned their heads to see where the beep was coming from, and who was corrupting the music. I turned my head, too – ready to lock a laser-stare of disapproval on the outrageous, inconsiderate offender. “Beep.” More heads turned. The cellists looked down, the violinists glanced in our direction. I was pretty sure I saw Franz WelserMöst shoot a look over his shoulder, too. “Beep.” “Dad,” my son whispered, tugging at my sleeve. “What?” “Is that you?” I looked down at the sleeve he was tugging, at the watch I’d synchronized minutes before with the cellists. LOW BATT, it blinked in the dark. “Beep.” It was me. In a panic, I stripped the watch from my wrist, and – for reasons I still can’t explain - handed it to my teen-aged son. “Sit on it,” I whispered. “What?” “Do it.” He did. “mwweep.” At the end of the Schumann piece, before the next piece by Strauss began, I bolted for the exit and dropped my watch into bushes around the base of a tree outside the Arsht Center. “Beep.” A man passing by in the street watched me. He shook his head, and turned away. "I'm so sorry," I said, "I didn't mean it. Really!" I’ve never shared this sad story with anyone, and I hope you’ll consider it a cautionary tale to keep your watches fully charged as you look over the many fine shows coming up this season in our annual Guide to the Arts, pg. 103. I know that I will. —Mark Gauert mgauert@cityandshore.com

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Behind the wheel of FIAT’s adorable Cinquecento BY THOMAS SWICK Driving into Rick Case FIAT in Davie, I immediately thought of pandas. “Everybody knows that pandas are cute,” James Fallows wrote in The Atlantic in 2007, reporting from the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwest China. “Very few people know firsthand how cute pandas are in quantity.” The cute – no, the utterly adorable – Italian car, which I had spotted occasionally in downtown Fort Lauderdale, was now all around me. In fact, it was the only car I saw. It filled the lot with its softly rounded shapes and its soothing palette of colors: red, blue, brown, light brown (which I would soon learn were rosso, azzurro, espresso and mocha latte). The FIAT 500 – which also sounds better in Italian: FIAT Cinquecento – had turned the place into a kind of miniaturist paradise. Director Raquel Case knelt outside, feeding a stray cat. “She just arrived two days ago,” Raquel said. “We named her Fiasco.” Raquel led me into the studio (as the showrooms are called) where a few models were parked, including one from 1969. Vintage FIAT advertisements hung on the walls, as well as black-and-white photographs of the factory in Turin, Italy. I was reminded of the commercial in which

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in the city brightly colored FIATs drive off Italian beaches and seaside cliffs, only to emerge from the Atlantic and into the U.S. The company was established in 1899, and had a brief run in the States in the 20th Century. Raquel said that people will come to the studio and say things like “I learned to drive on this car.” Then last year, the Cinquecento arrived on our shores (literally, according to the commercial). It is not only a car that demands your attention – different from anything else on the road – but one that makes you smile. You don’t often get an automobile that’s both stylish and playful. Or one that so beautifully embodies the spirit of the nation that produced it. Raquel and I headed out to a model in light green, or verde chiaro. (You’re not just driving a FIAT, you’re learning Italian). The color, like that of a young green apple, was repeated inside by a panel that ran the length of the dashboard. This was helpful, because the interior seemed to belong to another car – a bigger car. Settling into the comfortable driver’s seat, I was struck by how high up I sat – higher than in a lot of much larger cars. The position gave me great visual range while diminishing the feeling that I was in a small car. As I made my way through the lot, it seemed impossible that I was driving a vehicle the exact same size as the ones we were passing. Raquel assured me I was. She pushed down the armrest, a neat addition, and explained high-tech features like Bluetooth. I gripped the small steering wheel, which gave me a nice feeling of control. I eased onto Weston Road, headed north, and then got on I-75. After a short while I

looked at the speedometer and marveled at the fact that I was doing 70. Again, the FIAT mimicked a much bigger car, achieving high speeds with exceptional smoothness. It gripped the highway wonderfully. The only disappointment was that I couldn’t see myself tooling down the highway in a FIAT Cinquecento. Though I imagined the lovely image I was providing my fellow drivers. Back at the lot, I tested the back seat (surprisingly roomy), and then Raquel showed me the trunk, and how the two seat backs fold down to accommodate extra-large loads. She told me she has people take the car to Costco and fill it up with goods, an exercise that bystanders, she said, often end up making videos of. We moved to the sport model, the FIAT 500 Abarth (named for the automobile designer Carlo Abarth). Turbo engine; 160 horsepower; a logo with a scorpion on it. Still, from the outside it was as cute as a panda – one with a rear spoiler. Inside, the small steering wheel had a flat-bottom. “Like a Ferrari,” Raquel said, adding that FIAT owned Ferrari, as well as Maserati and Alfa Romeo. As I stepped on the gas, the Abarth sounded a bit like a Ferrari. I turned onto Weston Road, which now became the Via Veneto. And I was Marcello Mastroianni, on my way to pick up Sophia Loren. Rick Case Fiat, 3500 Weston Road, Davie, 866-981-7351, www.rickcasefiatusa.com. 22

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This artist’s rendering illustrates how HMF maintains the classic architecture while adding a hipper, less formal ambience.

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The Breakers Palm Beach reimagines a venerable dining space L’Escalier at The Breakers Palm Beach was a four-star fine dining experience with an elegant atmosphere, European-style service and some of the most beautifully presented and most finely executed food in South Florida. But diners’ tastes have changed and so has the restaurant, which will re-open by December as a more casual social, drinking and dining establishment known as HMF (a tribute to hotel founder Henry Morrison Flagler). It will be open for early morning coffee and light breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night cocktails with sharing plates of food. “There was nothing wrong with L’Escalier,” says Nick Velardo, director of food and beverage. “Everyone who went there was happy. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer people are looking for that kind of experience.” The hotel wants to attract guests and locals, who are looking for something a bit different, he says. He describes the new concept as a complete cocktail, wine and food experience. The makeover began with Adam Tihany, a New York designer who also put his mark on New York’s Per Se, Jean Georges and Le Cirque 2000. The vibe is more causal with conversation groups and a beautiful display of the hotel’s renowned wine collection. The custom music playing in the background will be modern and retro songs tied to the “cocktail era.” Cocktails will be both classic and innovative. The open kitchen allows diners to watch the preparation of foods from around the globe – from sushi and satays to Spanish meatballs and steak tartare. Other items include pizza, flatbreads, pastas, noodle dishes and salads. Bar snacks also will be offered. All items will be designed for sharing. He describes the food as “recognizable with a surprise of different components.” Velardo and his team have spent the past year and one half traveling the country and the world to get ideas. “We found nothing like what we are going to be doing,” he says. “A lot of places have elements of it, but no one has the full story and that’s what is so exciting.” —Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub HMF at The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach, 561-655-6611, www.thebreakers.com.

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Vignettes at Sklar show customers how furnishings would look at home.

A decade of style

‘Your space, your lifestyle, your choice’ Sklar Furnishings’ mission Rick Howard thought he was ready to retire in 2000 at age 55. After all, he had owned and sold Kinetics, a furniture manufacturing business, followed by a packaging business that developed engineering solutions. But something was bothering him. Design was in his blood and he yearned to do something more with it. That something became Sklar, a 23,000-square-foot showroom in Boca Raton that specializes in contemporary home furnishings. This month the store is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Howard at the helm as president, CEO and owner. His wife, Pat, is vice president. “We started out more transitional and immediately when we began to talk to people we learned they wanted furniture that was more contemporary,” he says. “Within two years we were totally contemporary.” He sees contemporary as good design that endures rather than a trend that goes out of style. “It welcomes art,” he says. “It welcomes books and anything that expresses your life. It is all about clean lines. To me, it is living without clutter and without being overdone.” The Sklar Furnishings showroom expresses that philosophy by grouping the furniture in vignettes with art and accessories so the customer can envision what it may look like in their home. The sales design-trained staff do all the space planning and color selection to fit the customer’s desires, including draperies and floor coverings. Sklar staff also works with interior designers. Because everything is custom, Sklar doesn’t stock products for immediate delivery.

Where’s the party?

The holidays are approaching – here are five tips for making a party an occasion your guests (and you) will enjoy. 1.

Pick the ideal date.

Fridays and Saturdays book up fast with holiday fêtes and even office parties, so plan way ahead when you’re choosing what date to have your friends over. Sherri Foxman, CEO of Party411.com, suggests a Sunday afternoon get together instead.

2. Keep it simple.

It may sound, well, simple, but devising a complicated menu while simultaneously

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“The only thing that is instant is instant coffee and that’s no good,” he says. “We are not a point-and-shoot retailer. We have our own workrooms, delivery and technicians.” The economic downturn that began in 2007-2008 caused many in the furniture business to fold, but not Sklar. Howard, who Rick Howard realized Palm Beach County was blessed with a lot of affluence, started pulling in higher-end merchandise to appeal to the discriminating buyer and continues to do so. “Our design philosophy is expressed in every one of our advertisements,” he said. “Your space. Your lifestyle. Your choice. It sums up our mission. We are here to fulfill the dreams of our customer, not our own.” And how about retirement? It’s not on 67-year-old Howard’s agenda. —Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Sklar Furnishings, 6300 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-862-0800, www.sklarfurnishings.com.

coordinating drinks, music and décor is pointless. Guests come to holiday gatherings to socialize; the food is secondary, so fresh veggies and dip, a cheese tray, hummus and pita triangles, and spiced olives are easy finger foods. Add some shrimp and cocktail sauce, elegant store-bought cookie trays, and even heat-in-the-oven mini-quiches and sliders (love you, Costco!) and you’re all set without the sweat.

3. Opt for wine and beer instead of a full bar.

Set up a self-serve area with glasses and decorative ice buckets, and forget about it. Says Palm Beach event planner extraordinaire Bruce Sutka, “They’ll drink what you give them.” If you’re set on the idea of a full bar, bring in a bartender to make your life easier.

4. Open up the house and go with the flow.

Here in South Florida, we have the good fortune of being able to celebrate indoors or out all year long — or just about. If you

feel stressed out about your home being crammed full of bodies, open up the back doors and let your guests take in fresh air by the pool or garden.

5. If all else fails, hire a caterer or a party planner.

Most can work within any budget and theme you choose. Ann Trombino, of Hugh’s Catering in Oakland Park, says, “We’re a one-stop shop when it comes to events. We can make recommendations based on the customer’s needs and budget. That means DJs, environment set-up, and of course, the food.” —Lori Capullo

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Grammy-winning vocalist and songwriter Scott Stapp with his wife, Jaclyn, and their children, Jagger, Milan, and Daniel (left to right).

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Grammy-winning vocalist Scott Stapp opens up about his struggles with faith, fame in a new memoir, Sinner’s Creed BY REBECCA CAHILLY He’s a father, a husband, a Christian, an author and a native Floridian. He’s also a rock star. At 39, Scott Stapp has accomplished many people’s life dreams: fame and fortune as the front man for the multiplatinum rock band Creed. But despite the success granted by the band’s overnight rise to fame in the late ’90s, Stapp was haunted by his past and conflicted by a deep-rooted belief system that had been instilled in him during his emotionally and physically abusive upbringing in a strict religious household. Unable to cityandshore.com

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combat his inner demons, Stapp turned to alcohol, drugs and a penchant for self destruction that led to the disbanding of Creed in 2004 and his own suicide attempt in 2006. Five years later, a clean and sober Stapp partnered with writer David Ritz to collaborate on a memoir. “Sinner’s Creed was something that I had to write personally before it ever manifested into a book project,” he says. “The book helped me grow through a time that I was seeking change and surrendering to some things in my life.” Sinner’s Creed focuses on one of the most fundamental aspects of the human psyche: our belief system and faith. Stapp explores his relationship with God as a child and how an intolerance for imperfection created inner turmoil. “I was always at constant conflict as a child with what I was being exposed to and told and what I was finding on my own journey. There was so much polarity in every area of my life,” says the rock star, who struggled with having his faith overshadow his music in the eyes of the press, who dubbed Creed a “Christian” band and then exposed its seeming hypocrisy. The book trails Stapp on his difficult journey to sobriety and the renewal of his faith. He credits his progress to his children and

wife, Jaclyn Stapp, the 2008 Mrs. Florida America and national spokesperson for the anti-bullying organization National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE). “I’ve finally seen what a real family is; what real love is,” the father of three says. “There is no fear with children; they have been such a blessing and such a miracle in my life.” While the launch of Sinner’s Creed as well as a flourishing solo career and reunion tour with Creed keep Stapp busy, he and Jaclyn also remain active in many philanthropic causes, including their own Arms Wide Open Foundation. In their downtime, the Boca Raton-based family enjoys the great South Florida weather and beaches; you might even spot them out at Truluck’s (insider’s tip!). But Stapp confirms that there is a lot more to come from him in terms of writing and music. Most immediately, fans will be treated to a free download of his latest song, Pray for Sunrise, with their copy of Sinner’s Creed. Creed Of the dark years, Stapp says, “Those days are done. I’m moving forward and I am thankful.” Sinner’s Creed is now available wherever books are sold.

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Mega-yachts converge on Atlantis for 25th Rendezvous Yacht-hopping has the ring of wayfaring luxury – which is also an apt description for the ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous. The Dine Around the Docks Yacht Hop is a popular tradition during the weekend, celebrating its 25th anniversary Nov. 8-10 at Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas. Billed as the world’s largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity, the event has raised more than $30 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the 12,000 at-risk youth it serves. “This will truly be an incredible celebration – the biggest and best Rendezvous yet and a memorable weekend for all those who attend,” says founder Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group. The yacht hop on Thursday allows guests to board magnificent vessels docked for the event, as owners and captains go overboard, so to speak, to impress the visitors. A poolside party on Friday brings live entertainment by Caliente and The Village People, and Saturday’s White Gala features Huey Lewis & The News. The weekend also includes family-friendly activities, such as a fishing tournament, beach barbecue and a golf tournament. The silver-anniversary celebration has the potential to attract more boats than ever, with the deep-water Atlantis Marina capable of handling 63 yachts up to 200 feet in length and the adjacent Hurricane Hole Marina able to accommodate 60 additional yachts. During the Rendezvous dockage is free and utilities are half price. For those sans yacht, special airfare Huey Lewis rates are also available. & The News Guests may choose from a variety of accommodations at special rates or stay aboard their yachts. Either way they enjoy full access to the colossal Atlantis playground, which features 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, a casino, spa, water park, marine habitat and more – amenities that could entice even the most dedicated yachters to abandon ship. ShowBoats International Boys & Girls Clubs Rendezvous, Nov. 8-10, 954-537-1010, www.YachtRendezvous.com. – Elizabeth Rahe 30

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After years of backlash by the public, signs banks are trying to keep their customers happy again The 2012 Men of Style honorees, from left, Steve Crombe, Axel Soto, Jeff Mikus, Felipe Basulto, Peter Neirouz, Jorge Saenz, Sean Deviney, Roger Hicks and Hyram Montero. (Dev Motwani is not pictured.)

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Honorees strut with cause at The Galleria’s Men of Style Shopping Night Their style is more defined by outstanding careers and community service, but the honorees for The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s 6th Men of Style Shopping Night will display their sartorial side Nov. 28. Wearing trendsetting fashions from Dillard’s and Macy’s, the 10 leading men will command the runway to raise funds for their chosen charities. The evening also features live entertainment, food, cocktails and the Passport of Savings, offering store incentives from select mall retailers and restaurants. New this year, VIP admission includes a pre-event wine reception at Truluck’s and preferred seating for the runway show. Tickets are $50 per person, $75 VIP, available through the participating charities or at the Guest Services desk at The Galleria (954-564-1036). Here are this year’s honorees and the charities they represent: Felipe Basulto, representing Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida (www.sfla.wish.org), is retail market manager for TD Bank in Miami. Steve Crombe, representing Women in Distress of Broward County (www.womenindistress.org), became co-owner of Sweeter Days Bake Shop after retiring from the Liz Claiborne Corporation in 2005. Sean Deviney, representing Take Stock in Children (www.takestockinchildren. org), is a member of the full-service team at Provenance Wealth Advisors and also a member of the firm’s investment committee. Roger Hicks, representing the Leadership Broward Foundation (www.leadershipbroward.org), is the director of client services for Electrum Marketing and serves as vice-president of communications for Leadership Broward. Jeff Mikus, representing the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (www. artandculturecenter.org), is director of fun at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Hyram Montero, representing Henderson Behavioral Health (www. hendersonbehavioralhealth.org), is a personal injury attorney at Montero Law. Dev Motwani, representing ArtServe (www.artserve.org), is managing partner of Chieftain Holdings and serves as co-president and CFO of Merrimac Ventures. Peter Neirouz, representing Broward Center for the Performing Arts (www. browardcenter.org), is volunteer and intern services manager at the center. Jorge Saenz, representing Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre (www.flct.org), leads technology and business development efforts at Hussmann. Axel Soto, representing HANDY (www.handyinc.org), is lead information technology analyst for AutoNation.

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Over the past five years or so, banks have become vilified in America’s collective eye for managing to rise above the financial suffering so many of us have dealt with. The problem: many customers still feel that their bank just doesn’t care about them. But give them a little credit. They’re aware — especially after having lost a great deal of business to credit unions of late — and many are taking measures to undo the damage and win back their customers’ faith. Case in point: First Southern Bank, with 15 locations in Florida. “Our clients have direct access to the bank’s decision-makers,” says president and CEO Lynne Wines. That means that instead of being directed to a call center when they telephone one of the bank’s branches — where local managers make all their own decisions — customers reach a live banker who will assist them right away. That service holds great appeal, but rapLynne Wines idly changing times call for banks to keep up with advances in technology to keep customers happy and to lure younger customers as well. Today, according to www.gobankingrates. com, 76 percent of big banks offer mobile banking, with many more planning to launch apps by next year, so transfers, balance checks and online transactions can be taken care of via smart phone. And thanks to Social Media, you can go to a bank’s Facebook page — such as Wells Fargo’s — which is an open book when it comes to customer comments. Then there are incentives like actual cash rewards: open a Chase Total Checking account and set up direct deposit, and you’ll receive $150 in return. Now there’s an offer that is sure to hold your interest. —Lori Capullo

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Plating at Cafe Boulud during last year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.

Chefs David Burke, Jeff Simms, John DeLucie, Scott Conant and Michael Schwartz at The Breakers at last year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.

SOPHISTICATED TASTES Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival to feature top chefs and over a dozen not-to-be-missed culinary events

Mark your calendars, clear your plates, refresh your palates and brush

up on your wine pairings – a throng of master chefs, culinary personalities and otherwise gastronomic talent is about to descend on the island of Palm Beach for the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. Kicking off the five-day, five-night spectacular on Dec. 7 is the new Celebrity Chef Golf Cup and Food Truck: Impossible event, hosted by chef Robert Irvine. Celebrated chef Daniel Boulud sets the tone for the evening with the Daniel and Friends experience, hosted at the Fountain Courtyard and Terrace of Café Boulud in Palm Beach. Whether you are a creative canapé and champagne kind of person or you’d rather relax with a burger on the beach, your needs will be met on Dec. 8 at the Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy or poolside at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. The Breakers will be the place to be on Saturday evening, with An Evening with Le Cirque: A Tribute to Sirio, where leading chefs, along with master sommelier Philip, will prepare dinner. On Sunday, indulge in a day of eco-friendly fare at Food4Thought, a farm-totable event held, where else, on the farm, at Swank Specialty produce’s organic and hydroponic farm. James Beard Award-winners Mike Lata and Marc Ventri and sommelier Jeff Benjamin join local talent and star chefs like Dean Max for a multi-course luncheon of a lifetime. Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard and James Beard-winner Stephen Stryjewski join local favorite Julien Gremaud for a showcase of rotisseries on Monday’s Southern Hospitality: Pig and the Goat. The Last Supper will be held at the hottest spot in town, būccan, and will feature Top Chef winners Jeff McInnis of Yardbird and Kenny Gilbert along with pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner and James Beard winner Chris Hastings, cooking alongside our own favorite, Clay Conley.

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The event culminates in Grand Tasting at 150 Worth on Dec. 11, featuring showcases by winemakers, local artisans and close to 30 celebrated chefs and restaurants from around the country. The Annual Grand Chef Throwdown will keep you on your toes when Chef Roy Villacrusis returns to defend his title and win the $10,000 purse. Like most things in Palm Beach, this festival is a highly exclusive event and tickets are limited. They can be purchased at www.pbfoodwinefest. com or by calling 855-428-7849. All net proceeds will benefit Chefs Dish Back, the charity component organized to recognize and support each participating chef’s charity of choice. Special room rates starting at $265/night are available at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. To reserve, call the resort at 800-432-2335. —Rebecca Cahilly

calendar November Lion of Judah Luncheon,

7sponsored by the Jewish

Federation of Broward County, featuring Jeannie Smith, who will speak about her mother, Irene Gut Opdyke, who saved European Jews during the Holocaust. 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. $100. 954-252-6923, www.jewishbroward.org. Open House on the

7Boca Raton campus of

Pine Crest. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 2700 St. Andrews Blvd. Free. 954-492-4103, www. pinecrest.edu. (Additional Open Houses scheduled for both the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses in December and January). Bountiful Boutique,

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Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild, and featuring lunch, desserts and vendors displaying holiday home décor, gifts, jewelry, handbags and clothing. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hugh’s Catering, 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale. $50. 954-5833536, www.cff.org. th

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International Boys & Girls Club Rendezvous, which is moving to Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas this year. The event, the largest gathering of mega-yachts for charity in the world, benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and features the “Dine Around the Docks” Yacht Hop, a poolside party at the Royal Deck, family activities, a fishing tournament, beach barbecue, golf tournament and White Party gala dinner. 954-537-1010, www.YachtRendezvous.com. Flavors of Fort 8-Lauderdale, offering 11

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foods and world-class wines and spirits. Times, venues and prices vary. 800-653-9563 (select option 1), www.flavorsfortlauderdale.com.

9-Food Festival, featuring 11 Boca Raton Wine &

five special events over three days, including Dinner Under the Stars, the Vineyard Party, Perfect Pairings, the Grand Tasting and Jazz Bubbles & Brunch. Events take place at the Boca Corporate Center & Campus, 5000 T-Rex Ave. Times and prices vary. 561-338-7594, www.bocaratonwineandfood festival.com.

Destination Fashion, to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, featuring Master of Ceremonies Tom Brokaw and a performance by Enrique Iglesias. Bal Harbour Shops will close its doors for this event, where partygoers can feast on gourmet cuisine, relish live entertainment, bid on auction items, view the 2012 Women of Substance and Style walk down the runway and enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Irie. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $300. 305-243-4656, www. thebuonicontifund.com/fashion.

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4th Annual Fight for Air

10Climb Fort Lauderdale,

a 30-story stair climb to the top of 110 Tower to benefit the American Lung Association in Florida. 8:30 a.m. at 110 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; postparty to follow. $25 (pledge minimum of $100 per climber to participate). 954-524-4657, www. fightforairclimbftlauderdale.com. Alice in Wonderland,

10the Ninth Annual Fairy

Tale Ball, a fundraising event hosted by the Diamond Angels of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and a classic rock concert. 7 p.m. at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood.

$250. 954-265-3454, www.diamondangels.org. 2012 Dream Makers

15Gala Kick-Off Party, to

benefit Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream. Enjoy gourmet food, wine and entertainment and preview a collection of ladies’ gala attire from designer Zola Keller. 6 p.m. at Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free, RSVP required. 954-475-1200, www.cantstomachcancer.org. The Crohn’s & Colitis

16Foundation of America

hosts An Evening of Hope, a casino-themed event with cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions and gambling at a Las Vegas-style casino. 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Drive. $250. 561-218-2929, www.ccfa.org/chapters/florida. Lauderdale 16HomeFortDesign and -18

Remodeling Show, featuring a large selection of home products and services, complimentary seminars, cooking demonstrations and more. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday at the Broward County Convention Center. $10. 305-667-9299, www.homeshowspecials.com. Holiday 16Fantasy of Lights, a through Jan. 5

spectacular drive-through holiday lighting event featuring three miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees. Open nightly 6-10 p.m., including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day. $13 per car ($10 per car on Mondays and Wednesdays). www. holidaylightsdrivethru.com. Beaux Arts of Fort

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25th annual holiday fundraiser,

Up on the Rooftop — A Night at the Museum, to benefit The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Young at Art Children’s Museum and Funding Arts Broward. Guests will enjoy delicious food and drink, a silent auction, music and the highlight of the evening — a live performance by renowned artist Michael Israel. 7 p.m. at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. $125; sponsorships available. 954-525-5500 x341, www.beauxartsfll.com.

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The Royal Dames of Cancer Research host the 43rd annual Fire & Ice Tiara Ball, an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to raise funds for cancer research. 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. $275. 954-5578108, www.royaldames.org. 4th Annual Horseshoe Hoedown, a celebration of the magic that happens between horse and rider. Guests will enjoy food, music and a silent auction as they celebrate 30 years of Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida. 6 p.m. at Tradewinds Park North, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. $100. 954-974-2007, www.hhsfl. org.

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of the 17Americas Pops Concert,

a free outdoor twilight concert of pops and light classics performed by the full Symphony of Americas orchestra under the baton of Maestro James BrooksBruzzese. 5 p.m. on Bell Tower Lane in Weston Town Center (behind the Clock Tower). 954389-4321, www.westonfl.org. Food

For The Poor’s 5K 17Walk/Run For Hunger.

6:30 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach. $20, adults; $15, kids 6-10; kids 5 and under, free. Registration includes a T-shirt. 888-404-4248, www. FoodForThePoor.org/walk.

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You and your neighbor could go to the same store and buy identical furniture, yet one room looks fabulous and the other looks uninspired. The big difference? Art. Art, like the jewelry on a well-dressed woman, finishes a room. It should look as if it were collected over time whether you or your designer selected the pieces. Come along with us and see how four designers used art as the perfect accessory. BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB

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Steven Gurowitz designed this dining room in a Fort Lauderdale condo around the painting, echoing the red in the chandelier, upholstery and candles.

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Collectors of Asian art

Steven Gurowitz of Steven G in Fort Lauderdale says art is an integral part of good design, whether it is collected by the designer or the clients. “We believe that furniture does not make a home,” he says. “It is all about lighting and your finishing touches such as art and accessories. I relate it to a black-tie affair. A woman can have a magnificent gown and not have the right shoes, handbag and jewelry.” One of the best examples of designing with existing art is a luxury condo he designed in Fort Lauderdale for a couple who relocated from a townhouse in Washington, D.C. The project was a massive undertaking that required Gurowitz to display 167 pieces of the clients’ art as well as add some other pieces. “The apartment was built around a majority of the collection,” he says. “They are world travelers and as they traveled they collected art, artifacts and accessories. When designing the apartment, they sent us photos and an inventory of all their pieces.” Once Gurowitz installed the art, he planned the other key ingredient – lighting. The result was a combination of directional high hats in the rooms and a directional monorail system of adjustable lighting in the hallway so each piece of art could be lighted properly. The entry, which is accessed from a private elevator before you enter the apartment, was designed to feature two of the client’s red paintings, two high-back chairs and a Chinese armoire. The doors reflect the Asian theme – with continuous grooves and a circular area for the knobs reminiscent of those often used on Chinese furniture. In the foyer, Gurowitz created a series of lighted niches to display artifacts – from statues to ginger jars. The backs of the niches were covered in gold-leaf paper with red streaks bleeding through. The entry also includes a piano topped with a red Italian vase that Gurowitz selected. It also is lighted from above so it is reflected on the piano. The dining room was designed to echo the red in the clients’ painting – red upholstery on the chairs, red candles and a red Chihuly inspired chandelier custom designed from Murano glass.

The area, top left, off the private elevator sets the tone with Asian art and a custom grooved door with a handle reminiscent of Chinese chests. Buddha statues, top right, were used throughout the condo. A wall of niches, bottom left, separates the foyer from the great room. The aquarium, center, can be seen in the master suite as well as the living room. Niches, bottom right, were created to display the couple’s collection in the foyer. Photographer Dan Forer Steven Gurowitz: Interiors by Steven G, 2818 Center Port Circle, Pompano Beach, 33064, 954-735-8223, www.interiorsbysteveng.com.

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design Designer as collector Joseph Pubillones, of Joseph Pubillones

Interiors in Palm Beach, did what seems like the impossible: He collected and curated all the art for a second home on Palm Beach for clients from New York. “They wanted a spa-like feeling in the apartment with select pieces of art integrated into the scheme,” says Pubillones, an architect/designer who writes a syndicated column for Creators.com. Pubillones flew to New York about a dozen times to review his selections with the clients and they gave him free rein. When designing with art, he likes to create a relationship between the art and the furnishings. He kept the walls white so the art is the star. The foyer features a trio of vertical panels - photo negatives of palm trees by Madeline and Robert Longstreet. On the opposite wall, are two black vertical sculptures of found objects attributed to Louise Nevelson. Visible from the entry is a large wooden sculpture – “Birds” by Geoff Smith – that frames the entrance to the living room and the view. The bird theme is repeated in a small metal sculpture between the windows. “The art affects the selection of furnishings,” he says. “In this case, all the sculpture is geometric and simple. The furniture shares some of that geometry.” But using such a large piece of art can be a challenge. Pubillones made the 8 foot 6 inch ceilings look taller by treating the perimeter of the room with a soffit reminiscent of art deco style. The dining room features a custom chandelier based on a Mondrian painting and a painting by A. Dale Nally that reflects the color of the ocean and appears to be “almost a window to the outside,” according to Pubillones. A sculpture by David Smith sits on a zig zag pedestal at the break point between the living and dining areas. “The pedestal gives the optical illusion of a column,” he says. “It is using sculpture and art as architecture.” The table and the pedestal are light wood to evoke driftwood. The table’s glass top reflects the openness of the chandelier. “The look is like Giorgio Armani meets the spa and the beach,” he says. Someone who saw the apartment offered to buy it with all the furnishings. The client’s response: “It is not for sale at any price.” Joseph Pubillones selected all the art for his snowbird clients on Palm Beach island. A wooden sculpture by Geoff Smith frames the oceanfront view. The dining area features a custom chandelier and a panting that reflects the color of the ocean by A. Dale Nally. A trio of vertical panels – photo negatives of palm trees – set the tropical tone in the entryway. Photographer Daniel Newcomb Joseph Pubillones: Joseph Pubillones Interiors, 44 Cocoanut Row, T-14, Palm Beach, 33480, 561-655-1717, www.jp-interiors.com.

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Catherine Belkov of Interior Concepts in Annapolis was faced with a challenge in designing a Palm Beach island condo for repeat clients, who have five residences. She had already done the basic design and added a soffit for lighting and a drapery pocket when they sent down a James Havard painting from their storage area. Some designers might have panicked but not Belkov. She improvised. “They loved [the painting] and they said we want to make a place for it,” she says. “The Havard was a little too large to go above the sofa with the soffit. We said, ‘No problem.’” Sometimes, Belkov says, you have to break the rules and that’s what she did with the large painting. A hanging bracket was created and it was designed so the sofa doesn’t go back more than four inches from the 78-inch square painting. The colorful painting is played against a neutral background with neutral furnishings. A splash of color comes from the throw pillows. Belkov says she wanted the design to be dramatic, yet soothing and neutral to show off the painting. The human pixel portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Craig Alan in the dining area appears to be dots from a distance, but it is actually comprised of tiny figures of skiers and photographers. “It is a great foil to a painted piece below it,” she says. “It picks up the color and texture of the lacquered piece with bronze channeling and complements the dark espresso wood of the dining table.” Belkov chose not to frame the Marilyn because she wanted it to feel fresh and new. The surface is reflective, almost a Venetian plaster. A hand-blown Italian glass chandelier in ice white with clear glass adds a more contemporary vibe. The dining table features only two accessories – an onyx, handcarved vessel with a lid and an abalone shell mounted on a sterling silver lizard handle. “I think it’s very, very important to let the art speak first,” she says. “Then the room should settle in and enhance it. Too often designers pull out swatches to match a piece of art. To me that is a very corporate, very safe and uninteresting approach. “If you are privileged enough to have a fabulous piece of art, it needs to speak first. To me, putting a shocking red canvas into a green or white room is more interesting than placing it in a room with the same color.”

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Catherine Belkov’s challenge in this Palm Beach condo was to hang the client’s 78inch square painting by James Havard after the soffit was added so she attached it to the wall with brackets. The demi-lune chest in the dining area picks up the colors in the portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Craig Alan. Photographer Robert Brantley Catherine Belkov: Interior Concepts, 2560 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD, 21401, 410-224-7366, www.interiorconceptsinc.com.

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Mimi Masri of MM Design in Palm Beach worked with her client’s collection, much of which was obtained at the Detroit Center for Creative Studies. “How you design depends on the type of art,” she says. “This art was very colorful and because it makes quite a statement you don’t want anything conflicting with it because you will lose both.” Masri painted the walls of the dining area in light blue to provide a neutral background for six pieces of contemporary art. On the adjacent wall are four images of Marilyn Monroe. Her choices for furnishings in this private home on Palm Beach don’t compete. She selected a geometric pattern for the chairs and used a glass top on the table to allow the art to stand out. The living room area features a bright abstract by Romero Britto. A still life on the mantel is also recreated in part on the easel. Again Masri kept the furnishings neutral and put a large glass top on her client’s base. The curtains are natural hemp to allow light into the room. “The challenges when decorating with art comes in the editing,” she says. “Some clients want to put up everything. That didn’t happen in this case. You have to realize that sometimes less is more.” Mimi Mastri allowed the colorful area to be the focal point by painting the walls a light blue. The living room area is neutral except for the pop of colors in the paintings. Photographer Daniel Newcomb Mimi Masri: MM Designs, P.O. Box 3167, Palm Beach, 33480, 561-671-1958, www.mmdesignsllc.com.

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One of the most popular styles right now is a chandelier system made up of a grouping of small pendant lights, such as this one composed of durable borosilicate glass elements in a mirrored or a transparent/ frosted finish. It comes in a diameter of 39 3/8 inches with 22 glass elements or 23 5/8 inches with 10 glass elements. The chromed glass version sells for $6,950 for 10 pendants and $13,500 for 22; the white glass version sells for $6,250 for 10 pendants and $11,750 for 22. Available at Elite Light & Living, 14005 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 33181, 786-955-6250, www.elitelightliving.com. 56

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Taking a tole

Sometimes what you really want is to match a lampshade to the paint on your wall. Urban Electric makes it easy because the lamp shade you select can be hand-painted in any Benjamin Moore paint color. Carlyn Tole in Racing Green is done in a new hand-painted finish, Distressed Tole, inspired by the time-worn look of a tole shade. It sells for $1,310 at www. urbanelectricco.com or call 843-723-8140.

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We can’t help but notice how many blown glass chandeliers are appearing in design magazines and show houses. Maxim Lighting has created the Taurus LED 18-light chandelier with a polished chrome finish and Sunrise glass. It’s perfect for houses with high ceilings at 53 inches high and 42 inches wide and sells for $4,590 at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 2860 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33306, 954-567-3110, www.ferguson.com.

Stylish sconce

Sconces, an often overlooked source of lighting, can add the right accent on either side of a mirror or painting. The Collins sconce by Hudson Valley exudes a preppy chic vibe that mixes well with modern or classic design. The 15 1/2-inch tall fixture is available in aged bronze or polished nickel and has a suggested retail price of $502.50. Available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, 2860 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 33306, 954-567-3110, www. ferguson.com; and Capitol Lighting showrooms, www.1800lighting.com

Grand statement

For those of us with formal dining rooms and high ceilings the best fit is an elegant chandelier such as Livex Lighting’s La Bella. It makes a grand statement at 55 1/4 inches tall and 38 1/4 inches wide in vintage gold-leaf finish with hand crafted gold-dusted glass and 12 candelabra bulbs. It sells for $4,599 at Beautiful Things, 7401 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065, 877-335-4511, www.beautifulthingslighting.com

Drum roll, please

The drum or barrel shade has been a recurrent theme at South Florida designer show houses. Bliss, a 19inch semi flush mount fixture from Batalion Imports, meets the criteria with a bronze-with-antique-silver finish and a Mica glass shade. It sells for $245 and is available exclusively at Capitol Lighting showrooms, www.1800lighting.com.

Beautiful bubbles

Sometimes you look at a lighting feature and it speaks to your sense of style. One of these is the Bubbles Chandelier, a modern take on a formal lighting fixture that is comprised of dozens of glass orbs suspended on a chrome starburst. The novel twist is this: Not all the bubbles are illuminated, just the eight that come from the center so it appears to be lighted from within. Available for $1,875 from Tui Lifestyle, 18000 State Road 9, Miami, 33162, 305-652-0232; and 3886 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 33137, 305-573-5411, www.tuilifestyle.com. 58

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Evenings

The holidays are the perfect time to dress up and spin a fashion fairy tale of your own.

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Gothic Glamour

For those who like something a bit more moody, gothic-inspired frocks are fierce.

Layered mesh dress with sequin bodice and matching stole, $650, from Sara Mique, Coconut Creek.

Pleated-gown with contrasting lace by BCBG Max Azria, $698, from Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Velvet dress by Versace, price available upon request, from select Versace boutiques. Beaded Milanoknit gown by St. John Collection, $1,395, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Lace-top dress by Lela Rose, $1,795, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Crystal-beaded twist gown by Tadashi Shoji, $608, from Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Evening tunic & trouser by Chanel, price available upon request, from select Chanel boutiques, or www.chanel.com.

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Strapless velvet dress by Valentino Garavani, price available upon request, www. valentino.com. Diane Von Furstenberg

Ring-neck blouson dress from Laundry by Shelli Segal, $295, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Lace-bodice cocktail dress by Jason Wu, $3,995, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Sleeveless beaded gown by Monique L’huillier, $4,080, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton. Asymmetrical ruffle gown by Gucci, price available upon request, from select Gucci boutiques, or www. gucci.com.

Red silk jersey oneshoulder dress with appliqué detail, $550, from Zola Keller, Fort Lauderdale.

Deep V-neck sheath dress from Z Spoke by Zac Posen, $450, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Scarlet Fever

Red continues to be at the top of the fall/winter trend list, and it won’t be taking a holiday this holiday season. cityandshore.com

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Jewel-bodice gown by Theia, $995, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Sequined-lace peplum dress by Mandalay, $2,210, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Go for Baroque

Cut velvet gown by Valentino Garavani, price available upon request, www. valentino.com.

For all drama divas, this trend’s perfect for the woman who thinks more is more.

Beaded-lace gown, $2,100, from Zola Keller, Fort Lauderdale. Beaded openback gown by Mignon, $408, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Embellished V-neck gown by Sue Wong, $568, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Beaded strapless dress by Sue Wong, $488, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

eye on style Elie Saab Blue stretchlace dress, $795, from Sara Mique, Coconut Creek.

Embossed velvet gown by Gucci, price available upon request, from select Gucci boutiques, or www.gucci.com.

Metallic Jacquard strapless dress by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, $895, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Belle de Noir

Sumptuous shades in bright jewel tones make for a richly romantic statement.

Sequin gownslip by Theia, $1,295, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton. Charmeuse strapless gown and bolero with appliqué details by Zola Keller, $1,200, from Zola Keller, Fort Lauderdale.

Strapless dress by Jay Godfrey, $440, from Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Kimono gown by Naeem Khan, $5,990, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Structured sequin dress by Monique L'huiller, $5,690, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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If you are looking to literally shine this season, gold is the go-to color for formal.

Draped metallic gown by Notte by Marchesa, $990, from Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Beaded gold-lace gown by Zola Keller, $4,600, from Zola Keller, Fort Lauderdale.

Sleeveless blouson beaded gown by Adrianna Papell, $340, from Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

Sequin sheath by Nanette Lepore, $398, from Bloomingdaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Town Center at Boca Raton.

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Rose sapphire and diamond earrings set in 18-kt. yellow gold, $12,950, from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale, www.levinsonjewelers.com.

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First used in South Florida 18 years ago, Gamma Knife has undergone refinements allowing even greater accuracy in the treatment of tumors, other conditions BY NANCY McVICAR Being told you have a tumor growing in your head is undoubtedly one of the scariest diagnoses anyone can receive, but technological advances that allow some tumors to be zapped without surgery – with no hospital stay and no anesthesia – can lessen the fear and trauma. Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables was the first in Florida to install a Gamma Knife 18 years ago to treat brain tumors and other abnormalities. It uses 200 intersecting gamma rays to selectively destroy tumors without damaging adjacent tissue, nerves or blood vessels. “The whole principle of radiosurgery is that each beam of radiation is extremely low dose, but the area where the beams cross gets a very high dose,” says Dr. Hal Pikus, chief of neurosurgery at Doctors Hospital, and director of radiosurgery for Baptist Health South Florida, who took over the reins of the program earlier this year. The technology used to target the rays toward the tumor has been refined, allowing greater accuracy and success with the procedure, Pikus says. “It’s become much more automated. It’s basically a robotic process where a computer using treatment planning software determines the shape and amount of radiation to be delivered,” Pikus says. “Our ability to create a critical treatment plan, to protect delicate tissue, has gotten much more sophisticated.” To ensure precision, the patient’s head is encased in a frame that is attached to the table on which the patient lies during the procedure, which can last from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Gamma Knife can zap very small targets deep within the brain, and several tumors at different locations can be treated during the same session because the patient can be moved into different positions.

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During the procedure, the patient is monitored by video and, because anesthesia is not needed, the patient is awake and can be in constant Dr. Hal Pikus communication with the medical team. The patient feels no pain during the procedure. Pikus says the treatment works well for several types of tumors, including tumors of the spine, pituitary gland, acoustic neuroma – a tumor on the nerve between the ear and the brain – and meningiomas, which occur on the lining between the skull and the brain. “There are a variety of tumors that the Gamma Knife is extremely useful for,” Pikus says. “It is highly effective against metastatic tumors [tumors that have spread to the brain from another location], breast, lung, colon, even melanoma.” Gamma Knife is also used to treat other conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face; and arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs, congenital abnormal connections between arteries and veins which can be lifethreatening in some cases. “If not treated, they can rupture and bleed and create havoc in the brain,” Pikus says. But not everyone is a good candidate for Gamma Knife, he says, and Doctors uses a multidisciplinary team approach to gauge the best treatment option. “We don’t [just use] the Gamma Knife because we have one,” he says. “We can offer all of those approaches.” ●

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97 88 115 103 Of all the words that have been used to describe him, “impeccable” might be a bit hyperbolic – still, Chris Bosh comes off as multi-dimensional in ways that have nothing to do with jump shots, rebounds and assists. Novelist Jonathon King reveals the off-court life that makes up South Florida’s seven-time All-Star, Olympic Champion and now World Champion ball player. Our entertainment writers and critics this issue also shine a spotlight on a few of the shows from area arts organizations not to be missed; Fine Dining writers John Tanasychuk and Rebecca Cahilly join in with their picks for places to eat before or after a show; contributing editor Lori Capullo introduces us to the hidden gem of Macau and Bob Hosmon uncorks some wines to consider serving at a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

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know it’s hard because of the photo and headline, but pretend you don’t know yet who this story is about, because, really, you don’t know him. Consider a tall, lanky young man stretched out on a couch in his Miami Beach home, he’s in a loose, colorful linen shirt and perfectly cuffed trousers for his unusually long legs and he is barefoot because he likes being barefoot here. He has a book in his lap. It’s Walter Isaacson’s biography of Albert Einstein, which he admits is a tougher read than Isaacson’s book on the life of Steve Jobs which he recently finished and liked so much he figured the Einstein volume would be worth a shot.

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Taking a break between chapters, the 28-year-old lets his mind lapse back to a recent European vacation and fondly recalls viewing the archaeological excavations on the Greek Island of Delos - one of the most important mythological and historical sites in Greece and dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Or maybe he flashes back to his trip to the Musée du Louvre in Paris where he saw for the first time Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Both experiences he calls “Very, very cool.” By the way, the music on the speakers in the background may be a late 1950s recording of Billie Holiday or a bluesy piece by Robert Johnson - both among his favorites. So now take a guess, without peeking, who were we writing about today. Successful entrepreneur? World-traveling art connoisseur? Entertainment CEO? How about ball player? How about Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, beginning the new season as one of the newly crowned champions of the NBA? How about a 6’-11’’, 235-pound power forward turned center this season who was groomed from childhood to be a basketball player? “Bosh is weird,” says J.J., a staunch Heat fan from Broward when told of the man’s reading habits and off-court stint to view the ruins of an ancient Greek society. “Maybe that’s why he works so well with LeBron [James] and D [Dwyane] Wade because he’s weird.” Substitute “weird” with iconoclastic or non-stereotypical of the image that professional ball players can sometimes project and you may join J.J.’s assessment. But no man is singular in personality, especially those who listen and watch instead of those who are always making noise and wanting to be watched. So read on and pick up on a little of the off-court life that makes up South Florida’s seven-time All-Star, Olympic Champion and now World Champion ball player.

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osh seems to epitomize the old anonymous saying: “Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.” He has been described as “the quiet one” by sports writers so many times it’s like a sobriquet that should be stitched onto his jersey: Chris “Quiet Man” Bosh. “That’s just the way I’ve always been. I’m just more comfortable listening. It takes time for me to warm up to people and situations,” Bosh says. “I don’t think about it much, it’s just natural to me. But there are times when I break out and say something or do something and people go ‘Whoa, man. Where’d that come from?’ And I don’t even see it. That trips me out.”

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Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat and model Marisa Miller speak onstage at the ESPY Awards.

Like the times when he gets a stunning they don’t even think you’re listening until pass from Dwyane Wade in the lane and you say something and your dad looks at rises up with a whiplash dunk in the fourth you and says ‘What do you know about game of the finals and the quiet man balls Coltrane? Where’d you get that from?’ and his fists and screams into the crowd with a you say come on dad, you been playin’ that every day for years.” “take that!” fire in his eyes? Bosh says after he married last year – “Yeah, I guess. Times like that.” So maybe that’s the yin and yang of in a subdued, quiet-man kind of ceremony Chris Bosh. The mad dunker who scored – his wife, Adrienne, turned him on to rock 24 on the night the Heat was crowned NBA Champions and the cerebral thinker who graduated with honors from his high school and despite leaving Georgia Tech for the NBA after his first year still became a member of the National Society of Black Engineers. The ball player who during the playoffs greeted a new son, Jackson Anthony Bosh, was sidelined for three weeks with an abdominal injury and still kept focus to come back and help his team win the ultimate prize in basketball. An ESPN story once called him “a complex man with impeccable taste in clothes, art, food and books,” and he laughs. “That’s a new one on me,” he says. “I’ve been described as lots of things by ESPN but I never heard that one.” So shall we start with the books? Chris Bosh still remembers the first novel he ever read and started a lifelong love of books. It was A Wrinkle in Time a science fiction fantasy novel by Madeleine L’Engle. “I was probably around 10 and it made such an impression on me I still remember it today.” He says he reads mostly in the evenings ‘n’ roll and he’ll listen, but he always comes and admits he often falls asleep with a book back to the tunes from back in the day. “I in his hands. He remembers books being in just get a kick out of it.” As for the food thing, that kind of the Bosh household in Texas when he was growing up, either coming as gifts or from perplexes him. If he was going out to his parents or from school. The benefit of his dinner tonight Bosh says he’d probably passion is why he often speaks to children find a place that serves an Indian butter through his philanthropic programs – his non- chicken, a dish made with dressed chicken profit organization Team Tomorrow Inc. is marinated with a yogurt and spices like “dedicated to supporting community-based garam masala, ginger and garlic paste. But organizations that promote the upliftment of remember, Bosh does make around $17 children, families and the community” - about million a year so, yes, he has a personal chef who cooks up meals consisting of the importance and enjoyment of reading. And by the way, his preferences are all very little fried food, a lot of vegetables and over the map and he recently said “I’m kind enough calories to keep him at a playing of in between books right now so if you weight of 235. And unlike other “impeccable” food have any recommendations?” Speaking of recommendations, what connoisseurs, “I do indulge in junk food once in a while.” Ice cream is an admitted about that impeccable taste in music. “I don’t know where they got that from,” favorite as well as chocolate. The clothes are a custom thing. When Bosh says, still smiling over the ESPN quote. “When it comes to music, I’m old-school jazz you have as distinctive a body as many professional athletes, you aren’t picking off and blues and that I got from my father.” He remembers going to “Jazz under the the rack. “I consider myself a situational dresser,” Stars” in a park in Dallas with his family and growing up listening to an old blues radio Bosh says. His wardrobe is extensive but he likes to “keep my options open.” Still, station there called “The Oasis.” “I think you pick up on the musical the change from Toronto, where he played taste from your parents and, you know, his first seven years in the NBA, and the

sub-tropical climate of Miami made a big difference. “I like bright colors and styles with more flair and Miami really allows that. You can be a lot looser down here.” He says being around fashionconscious teammates like James and Wade makes it even more interesting. “Yeah, one of those guys will come in

“I like bright colors and styles with more flair and Miami really allows that. You can be a lot looser down here.” wearing a new sweater and you’re like, whoa that’s nice, man. Where’d you get that?” In the world of art and architecture, Bosh might also use that line “I like to keep my options open.” He says his father did a lot of drawing and his mother is involved in computer design and he takes a bit of both from them. The study of engineering may have moved him to be so appreciative of the ancient ruins of Delos and as for the trip to The Louvre? An opportunity to see the best of the best, and he admits he did not know that the Mona Lisa was painted on a poplar panel. Of all the words used to describe him in the ESPN quote, impeccable might be a bit hyperbolic – still, Bosh comes off as multidimensional in ways that have nothing to do with jump shots, rebounds and assists. “When you talk to LeBron or Dwyane, you feel like you’re talking to a basketball player,” Miami Herald sports columnist Greg Cote once said. “When you talk to Chris Bosh you get the feeling you’re talking to a pretty interesting guy who just happens to play basketball.” But make no mistake about it. Bosh is a ball player. Despite his many interests, inquisitive mind, love of design and

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engineering and learning, his focus has been on basketball since childhood. “You start out in middle school and they find you,” he says. “You’ve got potential and they get you onto the local summer league teams and they put you up against the other players with potential. “Then they recruit you into high schools and believe me, if somebody tells you they don’t recruit in high school, they’re wrong. Then you get to play against the best high school players in summer tournaments and camps. Then you get to the best college you can and you work against another whole level, trying to be the best one there. “Then if you’re lucky enough to get to the NBA, now you’re at another level against the best and you work to get to a championship, or two or three and then maybe you set your sites on being one of the best as an all-star then leave a legacy like the best 50 of all time.” So it never stops? The learning, the striving, the listening and the living? “You stay hungry and you stay humble,” says the quiet man. “Because there’s always someone or something out there better.” ●

Warren Henry Zinn, Chris Bosh and Erik Day

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is not more prominent on the world’s radar. Conveniently situated less than 40 miles west of Hong Kong and Shanghai, the peninsula, which was once an island, makes one-third of a triumvirate of luxurious, relatively unknown destinations — at least, relatively unknown outside of Asia. “People don’t know a lot about it,” says Lisa Crawford, owner of SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services in Hallandale Beach. “The funny thing is that it’s a big sister to Las Vegas when it comes to gambling.” (In fact, Macau, with more than 30 casinos, surpassed Las Vegas five years ago as the top gambling market in the world.) “So if you’re a high roller — and I get a lot of those coming in to book trips — it’s perfect, because if you go to Hong Kong it’s a great close getaway. And it’s stunning — it sits on the tip of the Pearl River, whereas Vegas is in the desert.” There is even a Wynn Hotel and a Caesar’s Palace. In early 2010, Macau ramped up shows and entertainment options as well — one of the most popular being the House of Dancing Water, a $250 million showcase created by the veteran Vegas showmaker Franco Dragone (of Cirque du Soleil fame), which features

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Once an island, the peninsula of Macau is situated less than 40 miles west of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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And then there’s the lively nightlife. There’s something for everyone, whatever your preferred way to spend a night out. Elegant, clubby spots like The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge cater to the whisky and scotch-loving set, while 38 Lounge on the top of the tallest building in Taipa, one of the two small islands comprising Macau, offers stunning views with your cognac (38 varieties, of course), water pipe or cigar. Mingle with the Chinese crowd at Club Lotus in The Venetian, where DJs spin and you can dance off the native food you consumed on the dance floor (if your timing is right, you’ll be there on a night when Boy George guests DJs, but there’s also a hip-hop room, a piano bar and a bunch of VIP rooms), or at Club Cubic, one of the largest nightclubs on the continent, where when you’re tired of showing off your dance moves (horse dance, anyone?) you can hit one of the five themed Karaoke rooms. Traveling between Hong Kong and Macau is a cinch, so those with diversified interests can enjoy the best of both worlds. The river system will take you down to Shanghai, where you can see rural China from

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sculpted men performing acrobatic aquatic, aerial and theatrical stunts — along with concerts and a spate of annual festivals that have resulted from the melding of cultures here and that draw visitors from around the world. The biggest event of the year is the Macau Grand Prix in November, when the main streets on the peninsula are converted to a racetrack. Others to consider checking out include the Macau Arts Festival in March, the International Music Festival in October and November, and the Macau International Marathon in December. But the most significant festival held here is the Lunar Chinese New Year celebration that takes place at the end of January and runs into February. But there’s more than just gambling and festivals that visitors to Macau have to look forward to. Foodies will appreciate discovering the local specialties, which consist of a blend of Cantonese and Portuguese cuisines, with ingredients and seasonings borrowed from Europe, South America and Southeast Asia, along with local Chinese ingredients; typical ones include turmeric, coconut milk, cinnamon and bacalhau, dried and salted codfish, which is the national dish of Portugal.

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a riverboat, or if that’s too rustic a form of transportation for you, you can always book a premier class helicopter. The ferry ride is about 45 minutes, but the helicopter ride from Hong Kong to mainland Macau only takes about two to three minutes. Tour guides are mainly Chinese, but tours in English are readily available. If all that isn’t enough to process, here’s another fact you likely didn’t know: Macau also has some of the best golf courses in the world. Who knew? Best kept secret, indeed. ●

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Samuel Beckman and Christine Hodges perform in Carmen Suite as part of South Florida Ballet Theater'sThe Great Pas de Deux series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. South Florida Ballet Theater is a nonproďŹ t organization dedicated to bringing classical ballet training and performances to the region.

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season preview Eddie Vedder, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (with thoughtful opening act Glen Hansard): As the Pearl Jam generation evolves, so does its frontman, now less a totem of our ancestral, flanneled history than a guide to moving on. His solo tour, with dates rescheduled earlier this year by a bad back, is in support of the delicate power of Ukulele Songs. – BC The Daily Show Live, Dec. 1 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts: OK, so maybe Jon Stewart won’t be there in person – mugging, spoofing and shrugging it up with his Jackie Mason impersonation (“What? I should schvitz in South Florida?”) – but the Comedy Central newscast’s correspondents Al Madrigal and Rob Riggle and producer Adam Lowitt will be live onstage in a satirically spiced mash of stand-up, audience Q&A and multimedia (including a recorded video appearance by the host himself). Also promising to have Center audiences rolling in the aisles this season are Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Jan. 25), a highly acclaimed one-man show about romantic blunders. – Greg Carannante

Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jan. 25 at Miramar Cultural Center.

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ENTERTAINMENT Battle of the Jazz Bands (St. Thomas

Bienes Center for the Arts, Nov. 4) For aspiring jazz artists, it doesn't get much cooler than winning the Essentially Ellington national competition at New York's Lincoln Center. Dillard High's Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble has done it two years in a row! So the brass will be blazing as it takes on the New World School of the Arts Jazz Band in this fund-raising event. Part of the proceeds will help the Fort Lauderdale troupe make good on a personal invitation from Jazz at Lincoln Center director Wynton Marsalis to be his demonstration band at the prestigious Midwest Clinic and International Conference in Chicago this December. The younger generation theme continues but the jazz band will be a different brand of caliente as passionate percussionist Tito Puente Jr. (March 1) both follows in his father's mambo steps and expands the family legacy.– Greg Carannante Monty Alexander, Nov. 17-18 at Bayfront Park, Miami: One of the great jazz pianists of our time, Alexander delved into his Jamaican roots on last year’s glorious “HarlemKingston Express,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award as best reggae album. Beautiful Biscayne Bay will be the perfect setting for Alexander’s performance on the second day of the Miami Jazz Fest. – Ben Crandell Madonna, Nov. 19-20 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami: We make no apologies for this.

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Madonna, Nov. 19-20.

Madonna has somehow remained at the top of her game, displayed in full flower at the 2012 Super Bowl, a youthful, glamorous spectacle that conjured up images that were equal parts Las Vegas and pre-Vegas Elvis. – BC Louis C.K., Nov. 28 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts: Little did they know when the Broward Center opened in 1991 with a chic gala performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera that the venue’s lush acoustics would someday embrace the fertile profanity of comedian Louis C.K. for not one, but two shows on Nov. 28. (Tickets are at LouisCK. net). – BC

Sweet Honey in the Rock, Miramar Cultural Center, Jan. 25: When it comes to female African-America a cappella groups, the only name that really comes to mind is one of the most evocative group names ever – the one that derives from Psalm 81's promise of a land so sweet that the rocks bleed honey. Since 1973, the Grammywinning ensemble has been igniting audiences with its socially charged fuse of blues, spirituals, hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. More than 20 different singers have lent their voices to the group. Today there are six, including a sign language interpreter. Sweet, yes, but if you're taste is a bit more mainstream, singer-actress Renee Olstead will visit the Center stage to perfrom American songbook standards and original music (May 18). – GC Stars of SNL Live, Feb. 7 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts: In searching the season of popular entertainment in South Florida for one of those rare guaranteed good times, we feel compelled to mention the Three Tenors of Saturday Night Live, our slang for the tour by Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows that hits the Coral Springs Center for the Arts stage. Watching his obsequious turn on ABC’s The Middle makes us regret missing Kattan’s years on SNL, pretty much entirely. – BC

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ART Shark, through Jan. 6 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: Sink your teeth into this real South Florida kind of show, which merges art and science via photographs, sculptures, video and drawings of all the world’s varieties of sharks. Guest-curated by wildlife expert Richard Ellis and co-organized by Nova University’s Oceanographic Center, the exhibition also examines the sensational impact of the Spielberg film. Cue the Jaws music. – Greg Carannante The Art of Video Games, through Jan. 13 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art: Can the virtual worlds summoned by video game designers be considered art? The touring Smithsonian exhibit makes a convincing case, tracing the 40-year history of pixilated graphics - from Pong to Call of Duty and offers five playable video games. – Phillip Valys Art Basel Miami Beach, Dec. 6-9: Sure, you could pop into the Miami Beach

Convention Center, epicenter of the international art world, and make that your highbrow Basel experience. Lowbrowloving Baselites, including me, however, will be scorning sleep for four consecutive nights, shuttling to Miami’s dozen-plus indie satellite fairs (e.g., Red Dot), each home to secret Midtown bashes and South Beach rooftop DJ sets. – PV

a turn toward agitprop. X-Men’s the Beast talks of a jobless America, while Iron Man complains that his rocket shoes have been outsourced to China. – PV

Annie Leibovitz, Jan. 17-June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach: The silver-haired photog responsible for the last half-century’s most-iconic magazine covers – Lennon and Yoko in Rolling Stone, Demi Moore pregnant in Vanity Fair – will have 39 of her most-iconic celeb snapshots highlighted at the Norton Museum of Art. The Norton recently bought the images after 10 months of negotiations with Leibovitz. – PV David Leroi: Amusez La Galerie, Jan. 26-Feb. 22 at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood: David Leroi’s comic-bookinspired panels all have the smack of Lichtenstein, until, of course, you notice that his characters’ speech bubbles take

Annie Leibovitz, Jan. 17-June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art.

Art Basel, Dec. 6-9.

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season preview five times in the past couple of years, so even more young people” are falling for Kate. – Greg Carannante

Venus in Fur, Nov. 10-Dec. 9.

THEATER Venus in Fur, Nov. 10-Dec. 9 at GableStage in Coral Gables: A sexy and suspenseful comedy with plenty of sizzle. – Rod Stafford Hagwood Show Boat, Dec. 7-31 at Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs: If you haven’t heard Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s score, then you really, really should. Really. – RSH

Lungs, March 15-April 14 at The Theatre at Arts Garage, Delray Beach: A justsecured-the-rights addition to the season, local theater powerhouse Lou Tyrrell is bringing Duncan MacMillan’s acclaimed work to SoFlo. – RSH

A Raisin in the Sun, Feb. 1-March 3 at Palm Beach Dramaworks: The 1959 Lorraine Hansberry classic was the first Broadway play to be written by a black woman Jekyll & Hyde, March 26-31 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West and to have a black director. The New York Times declared it “changed American the- Palm Beach: We just can’t wait to see what American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis ater forever.” The accolades and awards have continued through various adapta- and R&B star Deborah Cox do with this. tions and revivals, so the West Palm Beach – RSH company and director Seret Scott have a lot to work with in their restaging of an Priscilla Queen of the Desert, April 2-7 African-American family’s struggles to bet- at the Arsht Center for the Performing ter its life on Chicago’s South Side in the Arts, Miami: Produced by Bette Midler and starring discofied drag queens…what else ‘50s. – GC do you really need to know? – RSH The Whole Caboodle, Feb. 2-24 at the Studio at Mizner Park, Boca Raton: What do Stephen Sondheim, Abe Lincoln, munchkins and ambivalent lesbians have in common? They’re all in South Florida playwright Michael McKeever’s collection of short plays. – RSH Animals out of Paper, Feb. 6-March 17 at Mosaic Theatre, Plantation: Two plays by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph to look forward to here. – RSH

Waafrika, May 2-25 at Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale: This story about the persecution of the LGBTQ population in Kenya will be produced by Thinking Cap Theatre, which has some other fascinating plans for the season. – RSH War Horse, May 7-19 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. A major coup for SoFlo and the “get” of the season. – RSH

Forbidden Broadway 30th Anniversary, Jan. 4-5 at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center: This tour roasts 30 Great White Way hits spoofing the look, sound and hype of Tony-worthy musicals. – RSH Agatha Christie’s The BBC Murders, Jan. 15-Feb. 3 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale: Radio plays rescued from obscurity in London by theatrical impresario Zev Buffman will get a lush staging for the first time since World War II. – RSH All New People, Jan. 10-27 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami: You may remember Zach Braff from TV’s Scrubs, but maybe you don’t know that he wrote and starred in this dark and seriously warped comedy, which is being produced locally by Zoetic Stage. – RSH Kiss Me, Kate, Jan. 27 at Sunrise Civic Center Theatre: Sunrise Theatre audiences love Broadway musicals and this local Curtain Call Playhouse production won’t let them down, says theater manager Lily Mazurek. “This one has such a gorgeous score, full of old-time favorites,” she says of the Cole Porter score. “It’s been revived

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Valerie Harper in “Looped,” Feb. 26-March 3.

Looped, Feb. 26-March 3 at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale: You had us at Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead; but then you add a script by Fort Lauderdale playwright Matthew Lombardo and we are sooooo there. – RSH

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, May 23-27 at Andrews Living Arts Studio, Fort Lauderdale. All you need to know is that this one-woman show was written by Jane Wagner and performed by Lily Tomlin for years. – RSH

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season preview Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 16 at New Presbyterian Church: Handel wrote his famous oratorio for modest vocal and instrumental performance. Sorry, George, but what were you thinking? Big Messiahs are as much National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, a part of the holidays as Nutcrackers, and Nov. 10-11 at the Kravis Center in West the church’s extravaganza will testify to that Palm Beach: The Havana-based ensem- with a 100-voice Concert Choir, soloists and ble brings its first-ever U.S. tour to the Kra- orchestra, all directed by Dr. John L. Wilson vis Center for performances of Schubert at Pompano Beach High School. Admission and Gershwin, but also pieces from its - hallelujah! - is free.– Greg Carannante homeland: Guaguancó by composer Guido López-Gavilán, who will conduct; and The Cleveland Orchestra, March 15-16 Ernesto Lecuona’s Malagueña. Says the at the Arsht Center, Miami: The formidaKravis Center’s Sharon McDaniel: “It’s a dif- ble ensemble, led by conductor Giancarlo ferent look at classical music and, perhaps, Guerrero, puts an appropriate exclamation classical composers that grew up in a dif- point on its annual four-concert residency ferent culture than we’re used to. It’s really at Miami’s Arsht Center with performances of Beethoven’s muscular and magnificent exciting.” – Ben Crandell Ninth Symphony. – BC New World Symphony: The global vision of NWS takes an unorthodox turn on Dec. 15- Salome, March 15-17 at Palm Beach Op16 when Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki era: A woman scorned – indeed. In the court and clarinetist Kari Kriikku join forces on the of her stepfather Herod, the nubile Salome U.S. premiere of composer Kaija Saariaho’s demands in return for her wanton Dance of Clarinet Concerto. For a more guilty pleasure, the Seven Veils nothing less than the head we’re looking forward to conductor John Ad- of John the Baptist, who had spurned her ams and the St. Lawrence String Quartet per- advances. Svelte super soprano Erika Sunforming an evening called Absolute Jest on negårdh inhabits the erotic title role in this Dec. 1. Subscriptions and individual tickets at Strauss powerhouse at the Kravis Center (with projected English translations). – GC Nws.edu. – BC

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The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: The revered, five-decade-old orchestra and musical director Joshua Bell close the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ four-concert classical series (with Murray Perahia, Itzhak Perlman and the Russian National Orchestra) on March 18, an evening that comes with a lagniappe from up-andcoming young cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Subscriptions from $104 at BrowardCenter.org. The orchestra, with Weilerstein, also performs March 19 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. – BC Beethoven Piano Concertos, April 1416 at Symphony of the Americas: At only 18 months, Conrad Tao was found playing children’s songs on the piano. Now, at 18 years, the celebrated Chinese-American composer/pianist – the only classical musician on Forbes Magazine’s 2011 “30 Under 30” list of people changing the world – will perform all five Beethoven Piano Concertos under the baton of Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater, a firecracker finale to the Symphony’s 25th anniversary season. – GC

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Ray Rodriguez, Rose Miniaci, Marti Huizenga, Bernie Beck and Charlie Palmer.

Speakers at the groundbreaking event included: Marti Huizenga, Encore! Campaign Co-Chair; Greg Durden, Downtown Development Authority Chair; John Milledge, Performing Arts Center Authority Chair; Mayor John P. Seiler, City of Fort Lauderdale; Commissioner Sue Gunzburger, Broward County Board of County Commissioners; Bernard Peck, Broward Performing Arts Foundation Chairman; and Kelley Shanley, Broward Center for the Performing Arts President and CEO.

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City Cellar Wine Bar & Grille, near the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach

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Our fine dining writers suggest restaurants near entertainment venues for dining before or after the show BY JOHN TANASYCHUK AND REBECCA CAHILLY Eating before a show in South Florida

ought to be easier, but there just aren’t many restaurants within walking distance of many venues. Relax. Here are 16 suggestions from our Fine Dining writers — from white tablecloth to barbecue — that will keep your stomach from growling during your next trip to the theater. Just leave enough time to park at both the restaurant and your final destination

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Near ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood

atmosphere, excellent service and great Italian cuisine. – R.C.

Billy’s Stone Crab Waterfront Seafood Restaurant & Market 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-923-2300, www.crabs. com. Be the envy of your neighbor when you open your picnic basket after a stop at Billy’s seafood market. From stone crabs to chowder to Key lime pie, your al fresco meal will be the talk of the park. Order online in advance and have your meal delivered FedEx! – R.C.

Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, 1818 S. Young Circle, Hollywood, 954-923-0555, www.miagrill.com. Don’t rush through dinner before the show; instead request a sidewalk table at Mama Mia and enjoy authentic Italian fare within earshot of the performance. Portions are large, so request a to-go bag for late-night snacking. – R.C.

Bistro 1902 1902 Hollywood Blvd., 954689-2229, www.Bistro1902.com. It calls itself a French bistro and, sure enough, escargots and beef bourguignon are on the menu. But 1902 also does a fine burger and several Italian-style pasta dishes. – J.T. FULVIO’S 1900 1900 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954-927-1900, www. fulvios1900.com. Whether it’s for dinner before the performance, or a glass of wine or dessert afterwards, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Fulvio’s 1900, just steps away from Young Circle. Romantic

būccan, in Palm Beach near the Kravis Center.

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Pho Vi, 1933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-367-7786. Hearty, steaming bowls of Vietnamese pho accompanied by bánh mì sandwiches in a no-nonsense, family-run storefront. – J.T. Near Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Cheese Culture 813 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-533-9178, www. Cheese-Culture.com. With its redone bar area, this cheese shop has become an even more inviting restaurant. They make a wonderful croque-monsieur and Caprese salad, which you can pair with aboveaverage wines by the glass. – J.T.

Seventh Street Wine Bar 701 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-5560, www.seventhstreetwine.com. Sniff, swish and sip a glass or two of a selection of over 2,500 wines before or after the show. A great way to try some new varietals in a fun atmosphere. – R.C. Valentino’s Cucina Italiana 620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954523-5767, www.valentinoscucinaitaliana. com. An anticipated performance can be best set off by a superb dining experience and Valentino’s will guarantee just that. Ensure enough time to savor dessert before the show. – R.C. Coral Springs Center for the Arts Mario Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar 6370 N. State Road 7, Coconut Creek, 954-420-3100, www. MarioRistoranteItaliano.com. Old World Italian meets beach chic at Mario and Nadia Spina’s restaurant in the Regency Lakes Village Center. Great pasta and veal dishes. – J.T.

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Elle's Restaurant and Lounge, near Miramar Cultural Center.

World of Beer 4437 Lyons Road, Ste E-101, Coconut Creek, 954-984-0300, www.coconutcreek.wobusa.com. Beer. People. Music. Sports. Perhaps in that order, but the draft selection is impressive and live music makes for a festive atmosphere. Wine drinkers are not left to cry in their beers although the selection is weighted in favor of hops and barley. – R.C. Mythos Greek Taverna 2864 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, 954-3459559, www.MythosRestaurant.com. Light eaters will appreciate the huge selection of cold and hot meze (scordalia, spanikopita, taramosalata) while bigger eaters can dive into the signature roasted leg of lamb or moussaka. – J.T. Near Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach City Cellar Wine Bar & Grille CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-366-0071, www.BigTimeRestaurants. com. Big Time Restaurant Group, which owns restaurants across the region, knows how to please a wide variety of tastes 118

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from pizza and pasta to grilled seafood and steaks. – J.T. būccan 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach, 561-833-3450, www.buccanpalmbeach. com. It’s much easier to get a table at chef Clay Conley’s temple to small plates pre-theater than at prime-dinner time. That’s what happens when the James Beard Foundation gives you a best chef nomination. – J.T. PBCatch 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561-655-5558, www.pbcatch.com. Twofor-one drinks and $1 oysters are the perfect complement to a sophisticated evening of culture. Happy Hour 4:30-6:30 p.m. Closed Sundays. – R.C. Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark Smitty’s Grille 12328 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 954-432-6422. Baby-back ribs and fried chicken are served with hand-cut steak fries and fried Brussels sprouts here in a friendly atmosphere. – J.T. Elle’s Restaurant and Lounge 12312 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 954-4370071, www.EllesRestaurant.com. The

surprisingly sophisticated menu reflects South Florida’s ethnic diversity, with such dishes as chile-rubbed pork shoulder, oxtail lasagna and a Caribbean burger with Scotch bonnet aioli. – J.T.

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There’s more than one wine to serve with a traditional Thanksgiving feast. BY BOB HOSMON If you plan to serve traditional turkey with all the fixings this Thanksgiving and want to include wine as a part of the feast, it’s virtually impossible to pick one wine that can complement the assortment of flavors on the table. You’ve got white and dark meat of turkey and sage dressing. Then there’s sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and, for the finale, pumpkin and/or pecan pie. But not to worry. You can make this happen. Rather than selecting just one wine for the meal, give your family and friends a choice of two or three different wines. That will let everyone at the table have the option of trying each wine and discovering which one they like best. When I’ve done this, I’ve found it adds a fun entertainment factor to the Thanksgiving meal experience. After all, this is a celebration. Riesling and Gewürztraminer are two favorite whites I like with turkey fare. They’re slightly, but only slightly, sweet, easy to like, and capable of complementing much of the meal, especially the turkey, the sweet potatoes, and the sage dressing. While some of the best Rieslings and Gewürztraminers are produced, respectively, in Germany and Alsace, I prefer serving American wines for this all-American holiday. Among Rieslings, I particularly like those made in Washington State by Chateau Ste. Michelle (their “Eroica” Riesling is outstanding), Pacific Rim, Poet’s Leap and Columbia Crest. The Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewürztraminer from the New York Finger Lakes district is a winner, as are the Gewürztraminerss made in California by Adler Fels, Thomas Fogarty, Chateau St. Jean and Fetzer. (Two useful bits of information: Gewürztraminer is pronounced guh VURTS trah MEE nur, and the wine is great with turkey sandwiches.) There are three styles of red wine that also deserve to be invited to your Thanksgiving table: Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel. Pinot Noir is a very popular wine (I’ve never known anyone who didn’t like a good pinot), and several California wineries do a bang-up job with the grape, including Donum, En Route, Patz & Hall, Sea Smoke, Gary Farrell, Etude, Russian Hill,

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En Route, Lynnar Estate and La Follette, whose 2009 Manchester Ridge Pinot won Best of Show at this year’s American Fine Wine Competition, judged in Boca Raton. Some are pricey — but worth it — so let your budget determine your choice. Syrah (it’s called “Shiraz” in Australia) is a more affordable red, but it doesn’t get the attention it deserves from the American consumer. It’s an ideal wine to serve with rich, hearty food — like much of what’s served at Thanksgiving. Particular favorites include those made by Beckmen, Rosenblum and Ridge. If you haven’t enjoyed any of these, do yourself a favor and try them; you’ll like what you taste. As for Zinfandel, I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without it. It’s so unique to America that it should be wrapped in stars and stripes. And it’s a red that can be served with barbecue, pizza, red meats — and Thanksgiving foods. It’s rich in flavor yet, when well-made, never harsh on the palate. Some well-made zins that will never let you down include those produced by St. Francis, Dry Creek, Chateau Potelle, Quivera and Rancho Zabaco. Ravenswood makes several different zins that are offered in a range of prices, but you’ll never go wrong no matter which Ravenswood you choose. I’m particularly partial to their “old vine” Zinfandels. I’m also partial to Ficklin Port, a Californiamade port wine that’s been produced in Madera for 50 years. And I can’t think of a better way to end a perfect Thanksgiving meal than sitting in an easy chair with a glass of Ficklin and a bowl of roasted pecans. Now that’s what I call a reason to give thanks. ●

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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 Bistro Mezzaluna 1821 SE 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954522-9191.Despite its name, this is a solid American restaurant with just a few Italian touches. Come for steaks, seafood and pasta. Expensive-very expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 6/29/12. – J.T. Brimstone Woodfire Grill 14575 SW Fifth St., Pembroke Pines, 954430-2333. Located in the Shops at Pembroke Gardens, this restaurant offers a mix of highend items with solid, lower-priced offerings such as salads and flatbreads. Expensive. Lunch, dinner. Reviewed 4/27/12. – D.S.

Seafood } 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.

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American Italian Ernie’s Italian Chophouse 3150 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954-781-0910, www.erniesitalianchophouse. com. Not only does the osso buco get rave reviews here, it’s nearly the entire authentic Italian menu. From the warm, crusty bread served with olives and a dipping sauce to the black linguini with shrimp and crab meat, to the grilled octopus tossed in a limoncello vinaigrette and served with cannelloni beans, Ernie’s delivers on freshness and flavor. Ernie’s stands out for serving the most memorable Italian food in the area — a rather commendable achievement for a newly opened restaurant. One of our Best New Restaurants of 2012 picks. – R.C.

} 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.

} 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.

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PBCatch 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561-6555558, www.pbcatch.com. PBCatch is not only beautifully decorated — with friendly, attentive service to match — but also features a delightful selection of fresh, local fish and such customer favorites as steak and chicken. But it’s the raw bar and fantastic happy hour specials that get our applause. One of our Best New Restaurants of 2012 picks. – R.C.

Shopping Directory from pg.69 Bloomingdale’s, Town Center at Boca Raton, 561-394-2000, www.Bloomingdales.com. Gucci, www.gucci.com. Zola Keller, 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., 954-462-3222, www.zolakeller.com Neiman Marcus, Town Center at Boca Raton, 561-417-5151, www.neimanmarcus.com Sara Mique, 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite B6, Westcreek Plaza between Lyons Road and State Road 7, Coconut Creek, 954-5316800, www.saramique.com Valentino Garavani, www.valentino.com

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Tanzy Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561- 922-6699, www.tanzyrestaurant.com/ boca. Situated on the lower level of the new iPic theater in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, Tanzy caters to movie goers and foodies alike. The decor hints at an enchanted forest, enhanced by unique textures and materials

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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., with signature cocktails for just $12 each.

Chops Lobster Bar Royal Palm Place, 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton, 561-395-2675, www. ChopsLobsterBar.com. A deservedly popular restaurant that gives equal attention to both prime steaks and seafood. The service is professional and refined, but always friendly. Exquisite wine list, at every price point. Reviewed 6/24/11. – J.T.

sourced from around the world. Executive Chef Angelo Morinelli emphasizes the freshest ingredients to execute each menu item to perfection. One of our Best New Restaurants of 2012 picks. – R.C.

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Levinson Jewelers on the red carpet at the prime-time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles: Alec Baldwin and Robin Levinson, co-owner of Levinson Jewelers in Fort Lauderdale.

Robin Levinson and Julianna Margulies.

The Real Housewives of Miami - Season 2 Launch Party, hosted by Warren Henry Auto Group: Michael Buckstein and wife, Valerie Zucker, CEO & Founder of Zucker Public Relations; with Eric Bertrand.

Robin Levinson and Jon Hamm.

The Real Housewives of Miami - Season 2 Launch Party, hosted by Warren Henry Auto Group: Larry Zinn, General Manager of Warren Henry Infiniti, Jaguar and Volvo; Adriana De Moura of The Real Housewives of Miami – Season 2; Erik Day, Vice President and CFO of Warren Henry Auto Group, and wife Denise Day; and Lea Black of The Real Housewives of Miami – Season 2.

Memorial Foundation & Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation Dinner with Philanthropists: Kevin Janser, Jen Klaassens and Ron Finklestein. GINNY DIXON Glam-A-THON Founder Tammy Gail and Shireen Sandoval, from Deco Drive, at Lipstick Lounge, part of the annual Glam-A-THON event against breast cancer. Read more about this year’s Glam-A-THON in upcoming issues, and online at www.cityandshore.com.

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Dex Imaging Event Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward: Dan Doyle Jr., Ron Hale and Dan Doyle Sr. of Dex Imaging with Florida Panthers Ice Dancers and BGCBC members.

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First Southern Bank celebrates its 25th Anniversary this fall: Matt Greene, North Region Market Executive; Lynne Wines, President & CEO of First Southern Bank; & Joe Losch, Central Region Market Executive.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hosts Dinner with Philanthropists, presented by the Wasie Foundation: Jen Klaassens, VP of Programs for The Wasie Foundation; and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Gene Simmons from KISS with David King of King Jewelers, Aventura, a guest and an instrument from King Jewelers Rock Royalty custom guitar and accessory collection.

Justin H. Long opening exhibition at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Honorary Board Member and Funding Arts Broward President Drazia Rubenstein, Center Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart and Maggie Hernandez.

JAFCO’s In My Shoes Luncheon raises more than $120,000 for developmental disabilities program: Donna Butters, Gail Butters Cohen, Lila Butters, Phyllis Butters and Marci Butters.

Brinkley Morgan Law Firm donates nearly 1,000 pounds of Food to Feeding South Florida: Brinkley Morgan managing partner Philip Morgan and Feeding South Florida Community Engagement Coordinator Leroy Green.

JAFCO’s In My Shoes Luncheon raises more than $120,000 for developmental disabilities program: Lucianna Perlin and Lauren Muñoz.

Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton hosts the Countess Henrietta de Hoernle for her 100th Birthday Celebration: YMCA of South Palm Beach County administration staff with Countess Henrietta de Hoernle at the Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton: Kery Knutson, Nilsa Vroman, Patti Kalisher, Constance Lawrence, Megan Keenan, Richard Pollock, Georgia Rose, Gary Flaks, Trina Chin Cheong, Sherian Anikie and, in front, the Countess.

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Memorial Hospital West hosts incubator dedication for The Sydney & Alexandria Cohen Foundation: Back row, Brian Cohen, Don Eachus, Ken Hetlage. Front row: Sydney Cohen, Jennifer Cohen, Alexandria Cohen.

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria with Ed Dikes, owner of Weston Jewelers.

LifeNet4Families provides more than 700 school children with backpacks and supplies: The “Donation Team” at Lynn University in Boca Raton collected $1,500 in school supplies.

United Way of Broward County’s ROCK UNITED battle of the bands: Heather Gifford and Rachel Barzilay.

PetSetters White Party at the W Fort Lauderdale raises over $11,700 to benefit Humane Society of Broward County: Ashley Bianco, Devon Atria, Kathleen Bucher and Ryan Shedd.

PetSetters White Party at the W Fort Lauderdale raises over $11,700 to benefit Humane Society of Broward County: Deganelo Souza, Philip Gerrior, Ryan Delanuez, Christina Greene, Bobby G.

Networking event at Makoto Restaurant at Bal Harbour Shops: Ed Dikes, owner of Weston Jewelers; Anthony Wark, Tracey Dikes and Miguel Pena.

Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic, presented by AAction Transmissions of Pembroke Pines, raises $115,000 for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and Conine Clubhouse: Greg Marsh, Steve Zaffos (First Place Winner) and Marlins great Jeff Conine.

BankUnited sponsors WPBT screening, reception featuring Gabrielle Union at Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Center: Beatriz

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Ravelo, Gabrielle Union and Mary Harris.

DECEMBER 7th -11th “Experience the event that has something for everyone” The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012 brings master chefs, premium wines, world class golf and genuine philanthropy all under the Florida sun. It’s all happening in our neighborhood, December 7 - 11, 2012 For tickets & events details, please visit: www.pbfoodwinefest.com As of 10/16/12

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‘Warhol and Cars’ at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art shows the noted artist had more on his mind than Marilyn Monroe and soup cans Pop artist Andy Warhol was fascinated with automobiles, but he didn’t drive - a contradiction not inconsistent with his abstruse mind. Warhol’s conceptions of motor vehicles will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art from Nov. 10 through Feb. 10. Warhol and Cars: American Icons features 40 drawings, paintings and silkscreens spanning the decades from the ’50s to the ’80s. This was an era when Detroit reigned supreme, and the advent of jet aircraft inspired powerful and sleek automotive creations replete with tail fins, chrome and bling. “This show is indicative of Warhol’s larger practice of examining popular American culture ... through the lens of his art,” says Eric Shiner, director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, who also asks, “What could be more American than cars?” Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, perhaps, which Warhol also captured in his art.

—Kingsley Guy

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