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4TH OF JULY & SUMMER VACATIONS

Graduations are complete, school has been out for a few weeks now and families are planning or taking vacations, while the graduates take those steps towards moving on to college or a new career. It really brings back the memories of heading to the Jersey Shore, in addition to the anticipation of me taking some time off, as well as looking forward to my son’s high school graduation. I had the opportunity, last month, to meet the Vice President of the United States when he came to South Florida to give the commencement speech for Cypress Bay High School. Regardless of politics, it’s an honor to meet the person who holds the office and to have them speak at ones graduation. Driving in the motorcade with not one car on I-95 was a first for me as well. This month, we celebrate the two hundred and thirty sixth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Being born in Philadelphia, where the signing took place and the birth of the United States of America commenced, I take particular pride in the occasion. I am also proud and grateful to the many men and women who served and sacrificed limb, life and fortune in pursuit of our freedom. I believe we should all take some measure of reverence or appreciation for those who have gone before to afford us the opportunity of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” I do this by raising the flag, a tradition my mother passed on to me years ago. She would always put up the little flags in the front yard. Today, and every day, I have the flag raised on my house. I think it is the least I can to for those who made the

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ultimate sacrifice. So, when you are enjoying the parades and festivities with family and friends, I also encourage you, regardless of national origin or political affiliation, to do the same this Fourth of July – Raise the American Flag in gratitude for your Freedom. These are some challenging times we live in and you have to go no farther than the news station, or now Facebook, to know we are interconnected globally. We need to take notice of the words of two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock & Ben Franklin. John Hancock supposedly said that Congress, having signed the Declaration, must now “all hang together” and Benjamin Franklin replied, “Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

By no means am I suggesting anyone abandon their national pride for where one was born, nor to compromise one’s principles. But, if we are to survive and grow as a nation, and a world, we must collaborate on solutions which preserve the ideals which formed this great nation. Happy 4th of July and Have a Great Summer! As Always, Enjoy the Lifestyle ™

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12 THE BUZZ STYLE 14 Food Style: Ready, Set, Eat! 16 Pet Style: Lifestyle’s Pets of the Month 18 Summer Style: Lifestyle’s Summer Backyard Style Selections 22 Travel Style: Napa Valley 24 Beverage Style: Top 5 Margaritas 26 Energy Style: Lifestyle’s Top 5 Energy Savers HEALTH & WELLNESS 28 The New Face of Men 28 Breaking Up is Hard to Do HAPPENINGS 34 Hispanic Women of Distinction 36 Weston Farmer’s Market

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PEOPLE 38 Kathleen Cannon 40 Duree Ross COVER STORY 42 Club Red FEATURE STORY 48 The Local Fish Finder

24 DINING 50 D’Angelo Pizza 52 Wine Advice SCENE ON SITE 58 Florida’s Children First 60 Taste of Spring 62 Birthday Ball 64 45th Annual Dinner Auction

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WaterBrick Stackable Water Containers and Food Storage Container: 3.5 gallons of liquids or up to 27 pounds of dry foods. They can be stacked and stored with ease and they don’t take up much room. They certainly will come in handy during hurricane season when Florida residents require water and food in case a storm knocks out their power. “If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.” - Food and Water in an Emergency | FEMA and The Red Cross

They’re BACK! Pointed shoes are the rage this summer. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Moretz, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Alicia Keys, have worn the fashionable footwear. They come in a variety of styles featuring metallic, neon and floral colors, which make them versatile. So wear them to a summer wedding or a cocktail party and look elegant and sexy.

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The Juice is so trendy industry trades are gushing. But unless you go online, you can’t quite buy it yet at retail. So unless you are on the Hollywood A-list or Justin Bieber himself you’ll have to wait a few more months before you can run to your local store and buy “The Juice”, a new mix that is fueling Hollywood and soon the nation. Pacific Shore Holdings is the maker of The Juice and it’s gaining steam and currency backstage at all the hot events. Pacific Shore Holdings introduced Energy-X an instant energizing, sugar free chewing gum and the Energy-X, an infused lip balm, and now they’ve got “The Juice,” an energy mix that can be added to virtually any beverage including cocktails and sports drinks. The Juice is essentially flavorless and odorless when mixed into any liquid concoction, making its uses endless. The Juice has zero calories, no carbohydrates, is sugar-free, and is fortified with 70mg of caffeine and nearly a full daily dose of B12, B6, and B3 (Niacin) vitamins per serving. When mixed into your favorite spirits or cocktails, the B-vitamins provide an anti-crash / anti-hangover effect on the body. The Juice is currently touring Hollywood backstage celebrity and VIP events. The Juice made its debut backstage at the sold out Power106 FM Cali Christmas concert this past December, which featured top recording artists Drake, Big Sean and Justin Bieber. It has also had a presence at a Golden Globe Awards celebrity gift suite and will be swinging into Hollywood for some of the hottestVIP parties throughout 2012. For more information and to order online visit www.goenergy-x. com or find it on Facebook.

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Ready, Set, Eat! OUR TOP FIVE PLACES TO SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS BY JOANNA MAZEWSKI

FORGET THE HUNGER GAMES THIS SUMMER – CHECK OUT THE BEST PLACES TO GRAB A QUICK BITE HERE IN BROWARD COUNTY. What better place to indulge in your carnivorous tendencies than in Broward County, right? Sure, South Beach might have its amorous-like cafes with the perfect mojitos and more, but let’s not forget that we’ve got some of the best, sweet and savory places for those wanting a quick bite. Here are a few suggestions and top picks for our favorite places to give your palate a quick fix while you beat the heat this summer.

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Talk about a Burgerfication. It looks like we might finally have our answer to the West Coast’s popular and most-talked about In-And-Out franchise. For true burger lovers, it doesn’t get any better than Burger Fi. With locations in Coral Springs, Lauderdale by the Sea, and Delray Beach, their burgers are never frozen, never cooked in a microwave oven and are always guaranteed fresh and juicy. You also get the option to build your burgers with a good selection of toppings and side orders. There’s also a hip and industrial atmosphere at each location with cool, eclectic music if you don’t mind a little alternative techno with your fries and beer. And for those who want to beat the lunch rush, you can also order online to pay, pick up, and go. Burger Fi/6 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach /2716 University Boulevard, Coral Springs /4343 North Ocean Boulevard, Lauderdale By The Sea

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Ahhh, love at first bite. Any FAU student will tell you that this is the best-kept secret in Boca Raton. Located on North Federal Highway, 620 Subs has been called the best sub shop in all of South Florida, and we have every reason to believe it. Reasonably priced with a great, friendly staff and super-fast service, there are cold subs, mini-sub combos and salad menu options. It’s perhaps the best-valued lunch deal in town with a regular sub, chips and a drink costing a grand total of $5.50. Trust us when we say that you’ll never walk into another fast food joint again after trying a 620 Sub. And again, this place is a secret, so try not to tell your friends -- although we’re sure you’ll be tempted. 620 Subs/805 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice. After satisfying your palate with the best burgers and subs in the county, treat yourself to the sweetest place in town at Kilwin’s Ice Cream shop. Charming, old fashioned, and simply too good, Los Olas locals can’t stop raving about what

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they call the best ice cream shop in the world. The aroma outside the shop is mesmerizing enough for you to come in and try their original ice cream recipes that include Toasted Coconut, NSA Caramel Apple, New Orleans Praline Pecan and Traverse City Cherry. And yes, after you’ve tried their homemade fudge, you will feel like you’ve died and gone to chocoholic heaven. K i l w i n ’s / 8 0 0 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

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Most people prefer Italian food when they are hankering for a satisfying, quick bite to eat. And while a quick trip to Rome might sound very appealing, you don’t have to go far to enjoy a mouthwatering simple, yet classic Margarita Pizza or Penne ala Vodka at Pizza Time Caffe in Parkland. The first thing that hits you when you visit is the authentic atmosphere and heavenly aroma of Italian spices. Located on Parkside Drive in Parkland, the service is friendly and above par and is the perfect hidden gem to bring your family to week after week. Pizza Time Caffe - 6620 Parkside Drive Parkland

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PINK PAPYA FROZEN YOGURT CAFÉ

If you are looking for a vegan or gluten-free friendly place in Coral Springs for a quick frozen yogurt fix, the Pink Papaya Café on Sample Road is your place. Open late night, this family-friendly cafe is the best of both worlds when it comes to delicious frozen yogurt and hot coffee. The old-fashioned peanut butter and snicker doodle flavors are our top picks. The cafe also offers free Wi-Fi, which is perfect for anyone looking to cool down with a sweet, guilt-free snack during the hot summer months. Pink Papaya Frozen Yogurt Café - 9870 Sample Road Coral Springs LP

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ome people are surprised when I tell them that male patients make up a significant portion of my practice. As a facial plastic surgeon, I see male patients for both reconstructive and cosmetic concerns. But for many men who do not desire surgery, there are a number of less invasive options available. First and foremost, all men should be aware that protection from sun exposure is the least expensive and most non-invasive way to care for the skin. This is the single best way to prevent aging changes in the skin. Ultravioletinduced sun damage will not only accelerate aging, but can also promote very common skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. Men who already have a high degree of sun damage in their skin should see a dermatologist regularly. But there are also treatments that can help to reverse the cosmetic changes caused by the sun. There are a number of low downtime procedures available to rejuvenate the skin, while maintaining a natural look. One of the most effective non-surgical options is laser resurfacing. An effective fractionated resurfacing laser, such as the Lumenis UltraPulse, can eliminate sun damage and return the skin to a healthier state. An additional benefit is that treatment can also remove some pre-cancerous lesions. The laser works by causing changes in the collagen within the skin; this transformation of the collagen translates into smoother, healthier appearing skin and decreased wrinkling. Other elements of sun damage, such as brown spots or precancerous actinic keratosis are also targeted. Laser resurfacing with a fractionated laser isn’t for everyone. For instance, patients with very dark skin tones are often not good candidates. But fractionated lasers for me are ‘wonder devices’ because of the wide breadth of conditions they can treat. Because they are effective for acne scars and other traumatic scars, these lasers can be useful for all ages. The Lumenis UltraPulse was actually featured due to its ability to even treat burn scars. nology, Just like with any technology, ider it is exciting to consider he the possibilities for the n future role of lasers in health care. Ryan Greene, MD, PhD, is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, with offices in both Fort Lauderdale and Plantation. For more re information, visit www. ww. DrRyanGreene.com orr call 954-651-6600. LP

hile criminal attorneys generally see “bad people” at their best, it is the family law attorney who sees “good people” at their worst. Men and women at their most emotionally vulnerable dealing with the pain of a failed marriage, insecurities exposed, and facing an uncertain future - sometimes say and do things that are completely out of character. It doesn’t have to be that way though, and the way that parents handle their divorce proceedings has a direct impact on the children. Even in the most heated cases, I counsel clients to have more love for their kids than anger for their spouse. Those that heed the advice, and engage in what is known as “cooperative divorce,” save themselves emotional despair, time, money, and, most importantly, spare their kids a lifetime of conflicted feelings about their parental relationships. Think of it as a family restructuring instead of the (un)civil war we often see divorce portrayed as on television, in the movies, and in real life. This is critical, because while the family court system can dissolve a marriage, the responsibility of co-parenting remains, as does the need to agree on how to raise the children, moving forward. This is a nearly impossible task if anger is always boiling just below, or above, the surface. Over the course of a nearly 30-year family law career, I’ve observed that children are much better equipped to cope with their parents no longer living together than they are at having to choose sides, especially when their parent’s acrimony toward each other catches them in the crossfire. Family law attorneys educate clients as to their rights, explain fairness to those who may not be able to see it themselves, facilitate mediation, and work to reach a settlement that leads to an uncontested divorce, assuming the marriage is beyond saving. By staying out of the courtroom, the parties avoid additional hostility, further scarring of the children, and depletion of the family’s assets, which can quickly disappear with litigation. Only the clients can choose whether or not they want a cooperative divorce or a contentious one. In the end, both end in dissolution of the marriage, but with very different repercussions for the entire family. Litigants are far better equipped to determine and decide their own fate rather than delegating this to the stranger in the block robe, otherwise known as the judge. One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is witnessing the transformation of my clients, many of whom begin the process afraid, apprehensive and with little self-esteem. By the end, their confidence has grown, they have survived the process, and are ready to begin the next phase of their life. A good person at their best. Mitchell K. Karpf is board certified in marital & family law and a partner at Young Berman Karpf & Gonzalez (www. ybkglaw.com). He is a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator and past chair of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. Reach him at 954-809-3300 and mkarpf@ybkglaw.com. LP

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Dania Beach Design District NEW DESIGN DISTRICT ATTRACTS LOCAL, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION In recent years, the challenging to attract buyers and economic landscape threw most to bring new design industries into a tail spin. The related businesses local design industry suffered with to the area. Craig the collapse of the financial & real Urbine, President estate markets, trying to stay afloat of the DBDD stated, through the tumultuous period. With “The design district the downturn, desirable locations initiative would have such as the Miami Design District been impossible became unaffordable as affluent without Stirling international retail clients that could Business Center’s afford higher rents, came in, causing vision and support.” The City of Dania local design showrooms to consider Beach collaborated other alternatives. officially As a result, a popular movement b y took place along Stirling Road in designating the area Dania Beach where many design as the Dania Beach Design District on showrooms relocated. VETERANS MILITARY ROOM EVENT - DBDD FOUNDERS AND HONORED VETERANS The design merchants were March 22, 2011, program united eight South FL attracted to the affordable rents, with future plans for Chambers/Cities and iReachAmerica free parking and convenient location expansion. The DBDD took off with lightening Foundation to honor our military. Nine to I-95, I-595, the Fort Lauderdale Airport and Port. Its close proximity speed receiving accolades from organizations selected nine veterans design industry leaders to receive free “Military Room to DCOTA provided and the community. Makeovers.” Nine prominent interior convenient additional design resources for “The design district Outstanding attendance designers donated their services and the trade as the “Design initiative would have at special events and resources to make a veteran’s dream participation in programs come true. The makeovers were Industry” expanded its been impossible resulted in greater valued at over $200,000. The program reach. without Stirling interest and growth, received local, state and national The Stirling design which contributed to recognition. showrooms often Business Center’s The DBDD and vicinity, Broward’s referred b u s i n e s s vision and support.” the creation of the Dania Trendiest design area has quickly Beach Arts Council. to each other and What differentiates the DBDD become a magnet for attracting discussed ways to help their businesses flourish. The Stirling is a commitment to excellence local, national and international Business Center supported the and a mission to give back to the design leaders with a vision to formation of the Dania Beach Design greater community by helping the becoming the region’s (High District (DBDD) to become the underserved. The Dania Beach Design Point) “Capital of Design.” www. marketing arm for area merchants District’s Military Room Makeover daniabeachdesigndistrict.com LP

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Bring a picnic to the outdoor ArtsPark in Hollywood for a free concert on August 4. Or make it a date night on July 27 at the Broward Center or August 5 at the Crest in Delray and meet the musicians at the post-concert receptions. There are nine area performances to choose from during July and August. Summerfest annually hosts an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances throughout Florida and the Americas joined by selected members of the Symphony of the Americas. Activities include performances,

master classes, and educational outreach, taking the masterful sounds of this great ensemble to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live performances of great composers. The Mission Chamber Orchestra, based in Rome, is an established international musical ensemble â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dynamic and alternative. During the past four years, this artistic and humanitarian chamber orchestra formed by the organization Musicfor, has been acclaimed throughout Europe. Its musicians are experienced professionals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; graduates and faculty members of noted European conservatories, devoted to presenting musical excellence and organizing performances which are of high humanitarian importance. From Baroque to Contemporary, the MCO offers innovative programs to provide its audience with a wide range of music under the guidance of its Artistic Director, Lorenzo TurchiFloris. The Mission Chamber Orchestra has a partnership with and performs often for the Vatican. They are working now in a project with Vatican City to present an important music festival in 2013. Symphony of the Americas, Browardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only professional orchestra, has Broward Center for the Performing Arts as its performance home. Summerfest presented by American Airlines, is sponsored in part by Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Sixâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Luxury Hotels & Resorts, SunSentinel, Wells Fargo, Broward Cultural Council & Board of County Commissioners. For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954-335-7002, or online at www.symphonyoftheamericas.org.

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the Light of the World Clinic as part of a matching funds program. Past honorees will walk the 120 foot runway welcoming the next 12 Latinas to their special group. From the moment guests enter, they receive a complimentary “mojito” and a chance to bid on the dozens of items at the Silent Auction. This event also officially kicks-off Hispanic Heritage Month with a runway fashion show presented by The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills. The highlight of the day will be families, friends and business associates honoring the 2012 Honorees who were selected among more than 70 applicants by five judges. Nominations were made by former Hispanic Women of Distinction honorees and community leaders. This year’s honorees are: Rixys Alfonso Director of Corporate Relations for Dan Marino Foundation, (Pembroke Pines) Leila Cobo, Exec. Director Latin Content & Programming Billboard ( Key Biscayne) Xiomara Fraga, Director Marketing & Business Development Simon Property Group (Plantation) Dr. Elizabeth King, CEO

International Holistic Center (Fort Lauderdale), Liliam M. Lopez, CEO So. Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Miami Beach), Mercedes J. Nunez, Vice Chair Broward Housing Authority (Weston), Maribel Quiala, LCSW, Director Clinical Services Fort Lauderdale Hospital (Miami Beach), Sandra Ramon Vilarasau, Editor in Chief El Venezolano de Broward Newspaper (Lauderhill), Felicia Rodriguez, News Anchor WPBF-TV (ABC) West Palm Beach (Jupiter), Yolanda a. Rodriguez, FLA Manager State Operations AARP (Plantation), Yvonne Salas, Int’l Director Portada Florida Magazine (Miramar), Aimee Sanchez-zadak, President ZADAK Research & Development (Davie), and the 2012 Latina Pioneer of the Year is Nelly Rubio, Community Relations Director WFOR-TV, CBS4 from Miami, Florida. This prestigious award recognizes a woman whose work and commitment to community has paved the way for other Latinas to achieve their goals. Past Latina Pioneers include Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Maria San Juan, Columba Bush, Isabel Diaz, M.D., Caridad Asensio, Joyce Kaufman and Aida Levitan. LP

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KATHELEEN CANNON NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY

KATHLEEN CANNON

BY KEVIN LANE

In December, United Way of Broward County launched a search for a new President and CEO. The Board was searching for an exceptional individual to run the largest private funder of health and human services in Broward County. This is an organization whose services touch one in six people in the community. It’s a big job, but this past April, United Way of Broward County announced its new leader, Kathleen Cannon, who began running the organization in May. Cannon spent the past 10 years as the COO of Broward House, an HIV and AIDS community service organization, and has been in executive leadership for more than 15 years. She is dedicated to the non-profit sector and committed to making a difference in the lives of people in Broward County. She believes supplying outstanding services, maintaining sound fiscal practices, generating robust fundraising and influencing policy changes to the system of care are the keys to success. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has served as Vice President and Chief Operating

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Officer of Broward House since 2002. Cannon earned her master’s degree in social work from Florida International University. “I am privileged to become the new CEO of United Way of Broward County, an organization that has meant so much to the community, and has made a difference in the lives of so many,” said Cannon. “The talent and dedication here is unmatched,

“I am privileged to become the new CEO of United Way of Broward County, an organization that has meant so much to the community, and has made a difference in the lives of so many.” and I am so pleased to be working with United Way’s partnership organizations, donors, supporters and volunteers throughout Broward County.” Kathleen’s philosophy is to lead with intention and purpose and to be strategic and goal-oriented. She feels motivating and inspiring others to excellence starts with a profound

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sense of integrity. “Her outstanding reputation and leadership philosophy made her an exemplary choice for this position. Kathleen’s vision and business acumen is a wonderful asset as the United Way continues to further its mission – to positively effect change in people’s lives,” said Lynne Wines chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of Broward County and President and CEO of First Southern Bank. United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 70 years. United Way of Broward County’s mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of education, income and health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www. unitedwaybroward.org. LP

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DURÉE ROSS PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPER-STAR, WIFE AND MOTHER…GUIDED BY THE MOTTO… “UNDER PROMISE E & OVER DELIVER” BY KEVIN LANE

“Durée Ross truly represents the phrase 35 and glamorous,” said her good friend Chantal Obsorne at Durée’s birthday party last year. Now a year older, and with movie star good looks, Durée Mellion Ross could be the poster ‘girl’ for a 21st century woman who is living the American Dream. Along with husband Dwayne and her two children, Harrison and Harlee, Durée enjoys life to the fullest. Durée is the founder and president of Durée & Company, a South Florida based public relations firm with a roster of clients that would make a Madison Avenue PR company envious. “I fell in love with public relations at the age of 19 during a fated college internship,” she mused. Originally pursuing a double major in journalism and sociology at the University of Miami, she found her place in the world of PR, publicizing and organizing events and fitting the right ideas with the right clients at Zynyx Marketing Communications in Miami. Prior to launching her own firm in 1999, Durée honed her skills with DindyCo PR & Marketing, where she was responsible for new client acquisition, ongoing business development, media relations, promotions, special events, and press conferences. Among some of her clients were Moët Chandon Champagne, Cozumel Tourist Bureau and Hennessy Cognac. Born, raised and now raising a family of her own in South Florida, Durée has inherent talent and a keen understanding of the local marketplace, identifying marketing opportunities, and developing relationships with media representatives. Since its inception, Durée & Company has created and implemented numerous inventive public relations and marketing campaigns for an extensive client roster. “It was during my work within the non-profit sector that I was exposed to the world of fundraising and

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the impact non-profitss have in our community,”” Durée recalled. Since that time, charities have played an important part of her business and personal life. “My son had open heart surgery at eight days old at Joe DiMaggio Children’s DURÉE, HARR ISON, HARLEE AND DWAYNE Hospital, so anything ROSS related to the heart is of great importance to f ll ti if ffull-time ll ti full-time wife, mom i t to t this thi me,” said Durée. She points life-changing event as the reason and full-time professional, it’s super that she is a proud member of the important for females to take care American Heart Association (AHA), of themselves. I know I always tend serving as the Circle of Red Chair for to put my needs last, and I’m certain the 2012 Go Red for Women Broward many other women do the same. It’s County (Fla.) campaign and is on the imperative that women take the time Executive Leadership Committee for to take care of themselves.” Working with the Go Red for Women campaign, the AHA. Durée is taking this message to heart. And speaking of family, her husband “It was during my work Dwayne is senior vice president at within the non-profit sector Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. “He is a that I was exposed to the major antique collector and has been featured in numerous newspapers world of fundraising and the and magazines. So we enjoy antiquing impact non-profits have in together and traveling to find unique our community.” items.” The couple has been married An avid community advocate, 11 years. Their 9-year-old son Harrison Durée volunteers her time and loves to play sports, basketball in PR expertise to a number of non- particular; and their daughter, 5-yearprofit organizations, including Can’t old Harlee enjoys dancing – ballet Stomach Cancer: A Foundation of and tap. “In our free time we like to Debbie’s Dream, Angel’s Pediatric head to the mountains of Colorado, Heart House, Share Our Strength’s where in the winter we ski and in the Taste of the Nation and Sienna’s Steps. summer we participate in outdoor In 2010, Durée was honored as an activities such as hiking and biking.” The issue of heart health hits Outstanding Mother of the Year by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, home in Broward County as nearly and in 2011 was presented with 4,500 residents lost their lives to an Excellence in Communications cardiovascular diseases including award from Can’t Stomach Cancer: heart disease and stroke, according to A Foundation of Debbie’s Dream for the 2009 Florida Vital Statistics - CVD her valued pro bono work. In 2012, Deaths - By County and Cause. That she was part of the team that helped total equates to more than 30 percent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade of the population. With a motto of “Under Promise win a BizBash Top 100 event of the & Over Deliver,” her next 35 years year award for their gala. As a role model for working moms, should be nothing short of historyDurée explained that: “I feel as a making success. LP

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he BankAtlantic Center was home to some exciting hockey this past season as the Florida Panthers captured the first division title in franchise history. The arena in Sunrise also played host to performances by some of the biggest names in the music business, and there will be many more concerts before the start of the next NHL season. But Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is looking to give hockey and music fans another reason to come to the BankAtlantic Center — Club RED. Spread out over more than 12,000 square feet, Club RED is a high-end lounge featuring superior cuisine, a full-service bar, chic seating and other perks such as VIP parking, a private entrance and private restrooms. “We’ve created Club RED to be an ultra-premium, in-arena lounge unlike any other club in the country or even the world,” said SSE President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Yormark. “Club RED represents the ultimate in high-end live entertainment experience — perfect for a night out with friends or family, and absolutely ideal for entertaining clients or creating incredible and unique business opportunities.” Construction on Club RED began in the spring and is scheduled for a late summer/early fall opening. Club RED will feature HD flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, customized name-plated seating, private concierges and modern décor. The color scheme mimics the Panthers’ 2011-12 promotional campaign slogan “We See Red.” Club RED offers memberships for concerts or hockey only for $12,500 annually, or an all-encompassing membership for

$22,500. That’s good for the 150 to 200 events that take place at the BankAtlantic Center every year. Club RED patrons will be sitting stage right for concerts and other events, and they’ll have the opportunity to be only 15 rows from the ice for Panthers games. Club RED includes about 700 sideline seats on the southeast side of the lower bowl. Chad Estis, president of Legends Sales and Marketing, says the great seats enhance the experience. “I’ve been involved over the years in a variety of different premium products that have all-inclusive food and that are exclusive in nature as far as the percentage of seats by comparison to the rest of the building, and the thing I like about this the most is it incorporates the very best seats in the house,” said Estis, whose company has been hired to sell Club RED memberships. “You combine that with the look and feel of the build-out and the variety of entertainment that runs LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | JULY 2012

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BEYOND THE GAME » Perks for Club Red members that extend beyond the lounge. » Invitation to Panthers postgame media area. » Invitation to annual Club RED Member Special Events for Member & Guest. » Invitation to exclusive Club RED Member VIP Day at Panthers Training Camp for Member & Guest. » Option to use Club RED lounge space for corporate meetings/ functions on non-event days, based upon availability (catering and maintenance fees not included).

through the arena, I think you have a winner. It’s kind of taking the best of the best that’s been done before in premium (seating), with the key being the location of those seats.” Estis, a former college basketball player at Ohio University, and Yormark worked together with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the late 1990s. SSE has sold about 50 percent of the memberships available, most of them covering all events. Ultimately, the goal is for Club RED to dazzle patrons to the point where the action on the ice or on stage barely matters, but the timing of the opening nonetheless is pretty good considering the success of the

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Panthers this season. “There’s no doubt about it. When the product on the field, floor, ice, whatever we’re selling, is on an upward swing, it makes our job easier,” Estis said. “There’s a lot of amenities to go along with this club that I think can overcome the cycle of team performance that occurs in our business. That’s a big part of what premium is —the experience should always be a real positive no matter what’s happening on the field of play. But the fact that there’s more interest in the Panthers and they seem be going in the right direction is a huge positive as we’re out selling in that market.” Yormark said the inspiration for Club RED was simple. “The atmosphere inside Club RED is inspired by the world’s best restaurants, five-star hotels and sexiest clubs and lounges.” To handle the food end of the club, SSE hired Chef Lucio Iaconetti, who became well-known for his cuisine

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at the Texas Rangers’ Diamond Club. His food will be showcased at Club RED, and that includes his signature dish — or “Chef’s Choice” — of sea scallops & risotto. Other items Iaconetti has made specifically for Club RED include Florida rock shrimp shooter with avocado gazpacho, pistachio-crusted black grouper, and churrasco-style filet mignon. Club RED was designed by 360 Architecture. SSE spent about $5.5 million to develop Club RED, which is similar to sideline clubs at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center and Newark’s Prudential Center. The plan, though, is to make Club RED stand out. “Combined with the best view of world-class sports and entertainment and the ultimate in customer service,” Yormark said, “there is simply no other place like it in the industry.” LP

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THE LOCAL FISH FINDER BY BRIAN BIENKO BIENKOWSKI OWSKI

If you’re thinking about taking a fishing trip with the family, or if you have friends coming to visit and want to share the experience of fishing the beautiful waters off south Florida, then you’ve come to the right place for information. After all, the ocean can be daunting. It’s a vast expanse of water where fish such as dolphin (mahimahi), kingfish, wahoo, sailfish, amberjacks and other critters roam. It’s difficult trying to guess where to begin and what to look for – depth of water, type of bait to use, currents, wind direction, the proper equipment for live baiting or trolling and the list goes on. Luckily Tom Greene from Custom Rod and Reel is available to assist. He has garnered over 50 years of experience in the fishing business and freely gives advice to anyone who inquires about the teeming waters off the coast. “10% of the fishermen catch 90% of the fish,” remarked Tom. “That’s

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because they work hard at their craft and understand what to look for when trying to locate fish. They’ve gained local knowledge.” In the waters off south Florida during the summer, dolphin and kingfish can be caught on live bait

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or trolling ballyhoo. These fish are usually found between four and eight miles offshore. Tom suggests looking for weed lines, floating debris such as boards and to keep an eye out for diving birds. The fish tend to crowd these areas because smaller bait fish take cover in the weeds and actually congregate under floating material. “Fish where the bait is at,” said Tom. “If you see birds diving then that means baitfish are in the water, which generally means game fish will be there too, feeding on the bait.” Another great option is to fish the bottom of the ocean, especially where the wrecks are located. These wrecks are manmade; mostly fishing vessels sunk to attract different species of fish. In Pompano Beach, for example, an area called Tin Can Alley attracts a multitude of fish such as amberjacks, snapper and kingfish. This area is situated in depths of 100 to 300 feet of water. “You can pick up a fishing chart or GPS numbers online, which makes

it easy for anyone to fish the wrecks located in our area,” said Tom. “But bottom fishing differs from trolling or live lining bait fish. Many fishermen use jigs; they simply drop them to the bottom and then jig them m up attracting fish to leave the e cover of the wreck and feed.” CHARTERS, DRIFT BOATS AND PIERS If you don’t have your own boat there are other alternatives available in this fish friendly area. You can hire a charter boat captain to fish for just about any species biting this summer. They can be a bit expensive for either a half or full day, but you can also hire split charters. This means you’ll be sharing the boat and expenses with a couple of other people. Charters provide the equipment, bait and expertise to catch fish. Drift boats are a bit different. On

these boats you’ll be with numerous other fishermen and they usually “drift” over the wrecks or other bottom structure to catch fish. The cost is less than a charter but it can get crowded. You can find a variety of fishing charters and drift boats at Hillsboro Inlet, Dania Beach and iin Deerfield aat The Cove. They are fa family friendly an and a fun way to spend time w with loved ones or friends. A n o t h e r option for locals and visitors alike are the piers. They are easily accessible in Dania, Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano. They are open to the public and some have bait available. You should bring

your o w n equipment. It’s an enjoyable way to experience fishing and Florida’s sunny weather. LOCAL KNOWLEDGE If you want to hook into a dolphin and see its azure, green and yellow colors erupt, hear your reel scream from a diving kingfish, battle an amberjack that’s as ornery as a rhino, and make memories with friends and family, talk to a local whose fished these waters and doesn’t mind sharing some knowledge. Just call Custom Rod and Reel in Lighthouse Point and ask for Tom. You can reach Tom Greene at Custom Rod and Reel at (954) 7815600 or email anreels@bellsouth.net Tom also has a new book A Net Full of Tails. LP

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D’ANGELO PIZZA A SLICE OF HEAVEN BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS

ENVISION A FRIENDLY SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE, A WINE BAR, TAPAS, GOURMET PIZZA THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AND HOMEMADE GELATO ALL IN ONE VERY CASUAL BUT STYLISH PLACE. EXPECT ALL OF THIS WHEN YOU DINE AT D’ANGELO PIZZA.

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Imagine hearing Chef Giovanni and his Italian song resonating from the kitchen, an enchanting smile along with dark, warm eyes and a passion for putting his love of cooking into every dish. Envision a friendly social atmosphere, a wine bar, tapas, gourmet pizza that is out of this world and homemade gelato all in one very casual but stylish place. Expect all of this when you dine at D’Angelo Pizza. Begin with the focaccia gonfiata. This Italian bread is covered with prosciutto and sprinkled with parmesan cheese accompanied by fresh arugula. Wonderfully light and delicious. The antipasto is rich and flavorful: a large plate and samplings of marinated eggplant from Calabria, brussel sprouts with pancetta, white anchovies, seafood salad, white cannellini beans, kalamata olives and chunks of ParmigianoReggiano cheese. Scrumptious is the only word that describes this starter. There are many tapas, salads and soups to choose from on the menu. This style of dining allows you to

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enjoy a variety of dishes. The veal and pecorino cheese meatballs tomato braised are unbelievably light, sweet and smooth in texture. And, the turkey and chicken meatballs in roasted pepper thyme sauce are a close second. If you fancy sausage dishes, you’ll want to experience the roasted sweet Italian sausage over escarole and beans. The hint of spice and garlic compliments the sweet sausage and the casing is just a bit crispy on the outside. The chef prepares one pasta dish as a special each night on the menu. Penne with sausage, red onions, topped with fresh arugula, parmesan cheese and cherry tomatoes is fantastic. Tasting the arugula with the penne brings the dish to another level. Whatever the pasta special is for the evening, you won’t go wrong. Chef Giovanni and his team love to experiment with different seasonings. The best compliment you can ever offer the chef is that “he has mastered the

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spices to perfection.” The pork tenderloin is his special dish. Served with summer squash, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes in a wild berry cognac sauce, this pork dish is more like a filet mignon. The rich berry flavors enhance the rosemary infused pork. I mentioned the gourmet pizza earlier. Order the Porcina Pizza. You will think you died and arrived in foodie heaven. This is an absolute “must have” off the menu. The enticing aroma fills the air before the pizza is set on the table. The porcini mushrooms, plum tomatoes, truffle oil and basil melt in your mouth and the thin, crispy crust tempts you to pick up the next slice. It’s phenomenal! There will be no leftovers, I promise. Dining at D’Angelo Pizza is not complete without ordering several scoops of homemade gelato, the Italian word for ice cream. Gelato is made with milk, cream, various sugars and flavorings such as fresh fruit and nut purees. The flavors available included: stracciatella which is like chocolate chip, mixed berry, pistachio, hazelnut and lemon. Each flavor was wonderful but the serving won’t leave you feeling too full. The stracciatella is heavenly! D’Angelo Pizza offers a large variety of wines for a casual restaurant. They have a full bar and an outside patio for dining. They are located at 4215 N. Federal Highway, Oakland Park. For more information visit http://www. pizzadangelo.com/

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Dare to Dis-Degree BY MONTY AND SARA PREISER

“Drink red wines at room temperature.” How many times have you heard that? For us, we are not only so advised by too many waiters to count, but we see far too many articles recommending the same thing. While it is technically true that a temperature at which a wine should be consumed depends on the type of grape involved, and one’s own preference, wines, by their very nature, are influenced by a number of factors that make them show their best character. One of the prime factors is, indeed, temperature at the time of consumption. So while we may be hesitant to say what is proper, we have no problem in writing about where on the scale a wine will show best. Put very simply (though accurately), when a wine is too cold, the flavors are hidden. When a wine is too warm, it can seem watery, fuelish, or alcohol hot. Naturally, it is unusual for either extreme to reflect what the winemaker desired, what nature intended, or what flavors can be missed. As with most products, only when a wine is experienced in the manner its producer feels is proper can one truly appreciate all that the libation has to offer. For both whites and reds one can confidently say that the more complex the wine, the warmer it should be consumed. For example, big Chardonnays should probably be stored and opened at about 50F, and then allowed to warm on your table as you pour during your meal. Swirling the wine is important, as the movement serves to warm it and to expose the most possible area to oxygen. This leads to the release of many flavors, much like ice cream in one’s mouth gives off more pleasure as it warms before being swallowed.

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A less complex Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, should not only be stored at a cooler temperature than the Chard, it should be consumed from an ice bucket. You can enjoy what this grape variety has to give at a lower temperature. As for big reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Cabernet Franc, they should be stored and opened at about 60F and, again, allowed to warm on the table as they are being enjoyed. Drinking these at above 68-72F can cause some of those watery and hot problems mentioned above. Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels, on the other hand, can be consumed at a bit cooler temperature (though not iced) and still show their beauty. We feel you have to be confident with your own wine knowledge. More than once have people looked at us quizzically when we iced our red wine to bring the temperature down, and had our white on the table so it would lose its refrigerator chill. But we know what we know, and like what we like. Ultimately, regardless of what writers like us preach, that’s what it’s all about. When properly pouring wine from a purchased bottle, the fill level of the glass should be less than half so the wine can be swirled without spilling. Attorney Monty Preiser and his wife Sara Preiser reside full time in Palm Beach County, and spend

TIP: When properly pouring wine from a purchased bottle, the fill level of the glass should be less than half so the wine can be swirled without spilling.

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their summers visiting wineries, studying wines, and judging competitions on the west coast where they have a home in Napa. The Preisers publish the world’s most comprehensive guides to Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries and restaurants titled, appropriately, The Preiser Key to Napa Valley and The Preiser Key to Sonoma County, in which they write the informational and educational articles. The Preisers co-own Shadowbox Cellars, which produces premium Napa and Sonoma wines. LP

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an irregular heartbeat and are potentially fatal.” I continued, “But looking at your diet history, I don’t think the problem is one of eating too much.” “Dr. Woliner, what else could it be? I have a friend that blew up taking Abilify for her depression, and another while on Actos for diabetes, but I’m not on any medications.” “It’s true that many drugs have weight gain as a common side effect [1]. But there are other causes of weight gain. With your other symptoms of cold intolerance, fatigue, and constipation, I’m thinking that you have an untreated thyroid condition [2].” “I begged my other doctors to treat me for that, but they all said no.” “Some doctors focus too much on lab tests without considering the patient’s history and physical exam findings [3]. Thyroid hormone resistance is more common than people realize.” Alyson sat with a puzzled look on her face. “So, even if these doctors said my tests were normal, I might still have a thyroid problem? [4]” “The word ‘normal’ has many meanings. There is a difference between ‘common’ and ‘optimal’ [5]. Rather than using a range that includes people who are overweight and being treated for high cholesterol and other conditions, perhaps it would be better to use narrower ranges of persons who feel ‘dandy’ [6].”

“Does anyone even use that word anymore?” “My practice is built on patientto-patient referrals. Just liking my bedside manner is not enough to convince your friends to see me. You have to glow. So yes, I do plan on making you feel dandy.” After finishing Alyson’s physical exam, my staff used our Korr indirect calorimetry machine to measure her metabolic rate [7]. “You’re at ‘minus 20%’. That’s one of slowest metabolism’s I’ve ever seen!” “How do we fix that?” “I use a holistic approach that combines behavior changes, diet, exercise, supplements, and of course medications [8,9]. I prefer to use T3 based drugs as they have been shown to cause significantly more weight loss than T4 drugs such as Synthroid alone [10].” As I ramped up Alyson’s dose of thyroid medication, her fatigue and other symptoms began to resolve. To be on the safe side, I periodically rechecked her EKG and bone density, which remained normal [11]. “Dr. Woliner, your scale says I only lost 49 pounds, but at home, naked, I’m down 51!” Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a boardcertified family physician in private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at 9325 Glades Road, #104, Boca Raton, FL, 33434; 561-314-0950; knw6@cornell.edu; www.holisticfamilymed.com

REFERENCES: [1] Singh T. Aripiprazole-induced weight gain. Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2005 Jun;2(6):19. [2] de Moura Souza A, Sichieri R. Association between serum TSH concentration within the normal range and adiposity. Eur J Endocrinol. 2011 Jul;165(1):11-5. [3] Kalra S, Khandelwal SK. Why are our hypothyroid patients unhappy? Is tissue hypothyroidism the answer? Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;15(Suppl 2):S95-8. [4] Dickey RA, Wartofsky L, Feld S. Optimal thyrotropin level: normal ranges and reference intervals are not equivalent. Thyroid. 2005 Sep;15(9):1035-9. [5] Gurnell M, Halsall DJ, Chatterjee VK. What should be done when thyroid function tests do not make sense? Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2011 Jun;74(6):673-8. [6} Shomon M. The Optimal Treatment for Hypothyroidism – Interview with Dr. Ken Woliner. http://thyroid.about.com. January 10, 2011. [7] Kim B. Thyroid hormone as a determinant of energy expenditure and the basal metabolic rate. Thyroid. 2008 Feb;18(2):141-4. [8] Singh P, et al. The impact of yoga upon female patients suffering from hypothyroidism. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;17(3):132-4. [9] Schomburg L. Treating Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with selenium: no risks, just benefits? Thyroid. 2011 May;21(5):563-4. [10] Celi FS, et al. Metabolic effects of liothyronine therapy in hypothyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial of liothyronine versus levothyroxine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov; 96(11):3466-74. [11] Ricken R, et al. Long-term treatment with supraphysiological doses of thyroid hormone in affective disorders - effects on bone mineral density. J Affect Disord. 2012 Jan;136(1-2):e89-94.

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There is no need to fly to NYC or Beverly Hills! Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is the #1 top injector for Sculptra® Aesthetic in the entire United States! He is also a Top Platinum Level Master Injector of Botox and fillers for Allergan! Sculptra, when done well, can easily erase decades off your apparent age and you will look as young as you feel. Whether you are 35 or 85 years old, the results can be dramatic providing youthful, symmetric, invigorated look. Sculptra® Aesthetic is different from the other dermal fillers in that it is not a gel or other substance that is injected to erase a specific wrinkle or fold. Sculptra® Aesthetic works entirely by stimulating the body to create its own new collagen. When done correctly, this creates a more gradual and very natural increase in facial volume, which is why it is so popular among celebrities. People will comment on how great and young you look but never realize that you have had anything done because the increase in improvement although dramatic is gradual and natural. Each day that passes will result in additional collagen synthesis. You are apparently “growing younger.” The new collagen synthesis will cause the skin to reflect more light which gives skin an overall more youthful and rested appearance without anyone knowing you had any treatment at all! The effect is realized at about week 8 after injection with improvements continuing up to 6 months. This is a very long lasting filler of up to 2 years. Another huge benefit is that this product fights against demineralization that so many aging women begin to have around the mouth that cause the chin to become receded and pointy. On men, the jaw reduces a little due to bone loss and the cheek bones flatten. The skin is then unable to accommodate for the volume loss and drapes near the jaw. In addition, fat accumulates in this area causing distortion of the lower face and jaw line.

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Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera masterfully administers Sculptra® Aesthetic to recreate the masculine jaw that the years have diminished or adds a more masculine jaw line that genetics simply did not create. For women, he can resculpt the softness and roundness of the jaw line and build it back up to a plump, round, youthful volume and tightening the loose skin in this area. Like a master-artist sculpts, Dr. Aguilera will recreate the younger looking masculine or feminine jaw and youthful face that the years have diminished. Celebrities and our patients alike have discovered the wonderfully unique benefits of Sculptra!

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newly upgraded upgraded, DEEP, CO2 Fractional, Micr Micro-ablative laser quickly scans your face, neck, hands or wherever you require maximum re ““Laser Skin Renewal”. This R llaser will tighten and regenerate a new skin in the n areas a treated! Utilizing the long U accepted “Gold ac Standard” ablative Sta “CO2” technology is now fractioned fr into a thousand micro thermal zones to maximize your safety, safe comfort and results! Th The quickest way to remov remove severe sun damage, wrinkles or scars an anywhere in as little a as 1 treatment!

‘Wrinkles and 25 years erased in one, 1st in Florida, New, DEEP SmartSKIN CO2 Micro-ablative Laser Treatment!’ Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is one of the world’s top Cosmetic Dermatologists, Dermatologic Surgeon, Cosmetic Laser Expert and is Dual Board Certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology with over 15 years of ongoing advanced training in laser and Aesthetics. He is a clinical researcher, publisher, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Laser and Aesthetics for 5 universities and the top requested International physician trainer and keynote speaker for one of the world’s leading laser manufacturers and a Platinum Level Top Injector and Physician Trainer for all the major cosmetic injectables also incorporating over 25 of the world’s constantly upgraded leading edge, premier laser and cosmetic technologies to optimize your results. We are proud to announce that Dr. Lisa J. Learn has joined our practice to head up our new state-of-the-art Plastic Surgery Division and Center.

‘A World Class, Laser & Aesthetics Institute With 5 Star Concierge Service!’ Call now to set up your Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation at (954) 765-3005 to visit this world class, brand new office of the future, located on beautiful Las Olas Boulevard at 350 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 110 (Ground Floor) in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For Before & After treatment photo results and more information visit our website at: www.ShinoBayDerm.com.

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