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health & beauty Pain Relief - Tennis Injuries: Cutting Edge Treatments and Prevention Strategies Alternatives To Medicine Are You Afraid Of Osteoporosis ? Dermatology - Feed Your Face Your Dental Health - Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season Anti-Aging - Detox to Retox: Simple Tips to Maintain Health and Energy Body Beautiful - Healthy Through The Holidays Hair - Don’t Fret The Frizz

Special features An Insider’s Guide to the Holidays Dr. Laurence E. Fendrich SEMA Car Show 2014: A Look Back Delray Beach Center For The Arts At Old School Square

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Sparkle and Shimmer This Holiday Season Five Years And Going Strong Shoes For All Seasons And Reasons Keeps Growing

Not Your Ordinary Mini Golf Experience Joe Ardagna And Whitney Smith Are Expanding One Of The Fastest Growing Creative Companies Look Years Younger And Just Like The Celebrities fashion

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116 Leisure - Crossword Puzzle, Sudoko and Enigma

Publisher David Mizen Associate Publisher Yvette Roulette Editor Jeff Perlman Contributing Editors Diane Feen, Skip Sheffield, Nicole Flier Nicol Jenkins Art Director Fabio Passere Designer Eduardo Passere Senior Sales Executive Harvey Lustig Photographer Melissa Korman

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wenty-seven years ago, I spent my first holiday season in Delray Beach. To paraphrase the famous poem, “t’was the night before Christmas” and not much was stirring in sleepy, little Delray Beach. Atlantic Avenue was dark and desolate--not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. So in desperate need of a few last minute gifts, I decided to visit the old Delray Mall on the corner of US 1 and Linton Boulevard, because I knew it would be really busy at the bustling Boynton Beach Mall, which was built in 1985 to capture shoppers because of all the growth in Boynton Beach. But Delray was “Dull Ray” back in those days and so it was that when I went the Delray Mall on Christmas Eve I had the place virtually to myself. It was eerie, no life, no spirit, no vibe. Deadsville. I thought about that long ago holiday season recently as I marveled at the four corners of Linton and U.S 1: a new Trader Joe’s, a new Fresh Market, a new LA Fitness—life, commerce, jobs, energy. I recently dined in a nearby downtown on a beautiful day. The huge restaurant was mostly empty with workers standing around bored. There were vacancies on the main street and very few pedestrians: a sharp contrast to Delray Beach’s thriving downtown. We are so fortunate to live in this place at this time; is the thought that just keeps running through my mind. We are lucky to have a place to gather for a tree lighting because of visionaries like Frances Bourque and Joe Gillie who made Old School Square possible. Yes, yes, I know it’s the Delray Center for the Performing Arts, but it will always be Old School Square to me, a former rusting hulk of a building with chain link fence smack dab in the middle of town. Now, every Friday night we can gather with our friends and listen to music on a great lawn in a beautiful amphitheater. That’s pretty special. Afterwards, we can walk in a downtown that has amazing shops and restaurants---yes sometimes the sidewalk gets crowded and yes we wish we had more retail, but isn’t it a great Main Street? Pineapple Grove used to be scary, now it has an Arts Garage, an Artist’s Alley, a Hyatt, a wine bar, great restaurants and coming soon: an arts warehouse. That’s success, folks. And the best is yet to come. As we enjoy this special season, I hope we can relax and enjoy all that is great about Delray Beach. As always, thanks for your support, please support local businesses (and our advertisers) and enjoy this month’s Atlantic Ave magazine. P.S. Last month, we lost two key contributors to our city. Shelly Weil and Dr. Virgil Norris. Shelly was a personal friend who worked tirelessly on education issues, starting the Principal for a Day program which linked businesses to schools. He was a tireless champion for the Hamlet and for Scouting and a wonderful man. He will be missed. Dr. Norris was an historic figure in our African American community and a pioneering doctor whose practice touched countless lives and families. We will always remember their amazing contributions. Jeff Perlman, Editor


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Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club to Host the 12th Annual Holiday Trunk Show

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Unique Vendors Come Together for One-of-a-Kind Shopping Experience The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach will host its twelfth Annual Holiday Trunk Show on Monday, December 1, 2014 through Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Seagate Hotel & Spa, located at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, continued page 10


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Florida 33483. The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception on December 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $50 per person and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All guests have the first opportunity to view and purchase original gift items available. Preview party tickets can be purchased at www. bgcpbc.org or at the door. The Holiday Trunk Show is open to the public December 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. We invite you to join in this one-ofa-kind shopping experience

Delray Marketplace To Add 400 New Parking Spaces By Q1 2015, Plus Free Shuttle Service And An Additional Valet Station

Scuola Vecchia Now Serving Brunch

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Owner Sharon’s Baby Grandson Romeo, holding the Pizza Romeo that was named after him

Scuola Vecchia will be serving a full brunch every Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 2:30pm. In addition to the menu and Specialty Pizzas they will also feature Panini’s (Wood-Oven Italian Sandwiches) and their newest Pizza Romeo with Homemade Mozzarella Cheese, Thinly Sliced Potatoes, Crispy Pancetta, Fresh Rosemary served with or without Eggs. Scuola Vecchia is located at 522 E. Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, 561-865-5923, www.scuolavecchiapizzeria.com.

Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach’s popular 254,686 sq. ft. dining, entertainment and shopping destination, will add 400 new parking spaces located west of Frank Theatres IMAX CineBowl & Grille by the first quarter of 2015, plus free shuttle service and the addition of a new valet station located in the rear parking lot behind Terra Fiamma, which recently opened and will provide easy access to Main Street. The center has grown to become West Delray’s go-to family destination, bringing a high-end, eclectic mix of more than 40 regional and national retailers to the area offering a convenient, all-inclusive destination featuring something for everyone. A regular entertainment lineup is also offered complimentary for the local community, from live concerts to special holiday productions. continued page 12


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“We are thrilled that the community has embraced the center as their destination of choice for all things dining, entertainment and shopping,” said Sarah Davis, general manager of Delray Marketplace. “The center is booming, and we are committed to enhancing our patron’s experience by providing additional parking for their convenience as we head into the bustling holiday season.” Located at 14851 Lyons Road just west of the Florida Turnpike with easy access off of West Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Road, Delray Marketplace is well-positioned to draw from the local Delray market, plus residents and visitors in the Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and southwest Palm Beach County areas. Nestled between high-end gated communities, country/ golf clubs and resorts, and quality new home construction, Delray Marketplace is Delray Beach’s newest hot spot. For more information on Delray Marketplace, please call (561) 865-4613 or visit www.delraymarket.com.

Milagro Center 100 for 100

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With much help from the community, The Milagro Center makes incredible strides each year in achieving its mission to ensure the social and academic success of at-risk children in our community. The children we serve live in severe poverty and, statistically, 40% or more will not graduate from high school. This is typical for the population we serve but NOT typical for Milagro students. At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, 100% of our Teens and 98% of

our STARS were promoted to the next grade and more than 83% of our students maintained or increased reading and math scores. Our unique integration of arts education, social skills development, mentoring, and academic support motivates the children, exposing them to opportunities, building their confidence and fostering their success. Help us celebrate these amazing milestones by joining us in our “100 for 100” Annual Campaign! Please send your $100 check today to Milagro Center, or support us online at www.milagrocenter.org and click on the Donate Today star. Won’t you please be among our 100? Please give today ! We thank you!

Caffé Luna Rosa Wins Inaugural ‘Restaurant of the Year Award’ from the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Beachside Restaurant Recognized For Business Leadership and Community Involvement

The Caffe Luna Rosa Partners & Managers: Frank Roti, Fran Marincola, Chef Ernesto DeBlasi, John Gergen, Nikola Stijak, Bonnie Beer, Rebecca Himmell, Chef Marvin Barrera

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Caffé Luna Rosa, which has been serving visitors and residents in Delray Beach for 22 years, recently received the

first ever Restaurant of the Year Award from the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.

“With nearly 350 different restaurants in Delray Beach, we truly are honored to be the first restaurant to win this prestigious award,” Caffé Luna Rosa founder/partner Fran Marincola said. “Being named Restaurant of the Year by the chamber recognizes our commitment to the community and to our customers. It is also a tribute to our more than 50 employees, whose dedication helped to make this recognition possible. We really are one happy family.” The inaugural award was presented to Caffé Luna Rosa as the chamber celebrated business excellence and leadership at its 2014 Luminary Gala Dazzle Delray: Awarding the Stars in Our Town – on October 24.

Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Hold Final Meeting of 2014

Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Hold Final Meeting of 2014 The Ambassadors of the

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Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held their final meeting of 2014. John Campanola, Agent with New York Life and current Chairman of the Ambassadors, will step down from that role at the end of this year. The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. The Ambassadors assist in the promotion, volunteer support and development of various Chamber sponsored events. According to Mr. Campanola, “Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers who have a very important role within the Chamber. They connect with new members and help them to get the most out of their membership. Ambascontinued page 16


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sadors attend business mixers, ribbon cuttings, and other Chamber events and lend a hand with special Chamber projects. It has been an honor chairing this group for the past year.”

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Puro’s Cigar celebrated their 5th anniversary in business with a big party. A BBQ and drinks were enjoyed by all. Puro’s Cigar is located at 777 E. Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, Fl, 561-278-6118

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrated business excellence and leadership at Luminary Gala “Dazzle Delray-Awarding the Stars in Our Town,” held at the Delray Beach Marriott

A call for nominees was announced to the community during the summer months and a committee made up of former Business Person of the Year award winners from the last five years, as well as Chairmen of the Board from the last five years formed the 2014 selection committee. The group poured over nomination response forms and scored each nominee based on their responses. This year new awards were added to the line-up including Retailer of the Year,

Restaurant of the Year, New Business of the Year and the Corporate Reach Delray Beach & Beyond award honoring an entrepreneurial company doing significant business nationally and/or internationally. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the Chamber of Commerce for unprecedented devotion of time, talent and commitment to the community of Delray Beach. This year’s honoree is Tom Lynch. Lynch moved to Florida in 1969 and has served as a leader in the insurance industry for 40 years. As President of Plastridge Insurance, a company originally established in 1919, Lynch has spearheaded the company’s growth and expanded its reach with offices in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart. As Mayor of Delray Beach in the early 1990’s Lynch played a key leadership role during a time of growth and positive change in Delray Beach. Lynch has held leadership roles in numerous non-profit organizations. “Tom Lynch’s bio is staggering,” says Karen Granger, President and CEO of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve never known anyone who has served the community in such a variety of capacities and continues to stay right on the pulse of business, education and a wide variety of issues.” The complete list of Award Winners includes: 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Tom Lynch - Plastridge Insurance 2014 Business Person of the Year Tim Young - Delray Motors 2014 Business of the Year Delray Honda 2014 Non-Profit Organization of the Year C.R.O.S. Ministries 2014 Delray Beach & Beyond Corporate Reach Award 21 Drops 2014 New Business of the Year Woo Creative 2014 Retailer of the Year PeterMark Salon continued page 18


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2014 Restaurant of the Year Caffe Luna Rosa 2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award Tiffany Peterson The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce applauds all the winners for adding to the vibrant business landscape of Delray Beach and thanks to our Brilliant Sponsor Delray Motors. Additional sponsors include: Marriott Delray Beach, Delray Honda, Weiner Lynne & Thompson, P.A., Tauriello & Company Real Estate, Northwestern Mutual, Northern Trust Bank, FPL, Bethesda Health/Bethesda Hospital East, PNC Bank, Hudson Holdings, Plastridge Insurance Agency, Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, Spodak Dental Group, Red Pepper Group, Stuart and Shelby Development, Inc. and Waste Management.

2014 Holiday at Delray Bay

year’s sponsors and vendors including Walmart Neighborhood Market 2406, Ashley/City Furniture, Ted Todd Insurance, LA Fitness and, of course, The Marines. Contact Delray Bay Apartment Homes on 561-243-2006 or visit olenliving.com/delraybay

Delray Beach Chamber Of Commerce Contacts & Cocktails

The Chamber Volunteers

This month it was held at the beautiful Colony Hotel Cabana Club, part of the Colony Hotel on Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, Fl. The Cabana Club is located at 1801 South Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach.

The Famous Boys Farmers Market Does It Again

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Delray Bay Apartment Homes were very busy with charity work this summer and continue to give back to the community whenever possible. Over the summer, a resident challenged the entire “Delray Bay Team” to The ALS challenge which led to the corporate office getting involved, as the “Florida Team” challenged the “Nevada Team” and gave over $1500 in donations across the country from Olen Living. Toys for Tots are with them again this year as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Luau, and they are currently collecting gifts for the children. They wish to thank some of this

In addition to The Girls and Grammas Bakery they brought NY Pizza to Delray. Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria is located between The Girls and Grammas Bakery at 14466 Military Trail, Delray Beach, about 1 mile N of Atlantic Avenue. 561-638-6442.

Delray Beach Holiday Parade to Take Place December 13th, 6pm

Celebrate “Holiday Movies” with this year’s parade. Beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Dept.with over 70 entries to help you celebrate the holidays! Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their Fire Truck. 561-243-7277, beardsleyd@ mydelraybeach.com


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home for the holidays Home is definitely where the heart is. It is a place for people to come home to unwind and relax after a long day at work, host fun-filled birthday parties, build holiday memories that will last a lifetime or just a safe haven for your loved ones. A house is a building with various rooms and many different components, but you have to add your own personal touch to make it truly your own home. Each person has their own unique taste in music, clothing, and food, but the best way to express yourself is through the place where you live. Whether you prefer an Old-Florida feel, a contemporary atmosphere, or an Anglo-Caribbean retreat, choosing the right General Contractor is the first step in molding your house into a home.

When selecting a General Contractor, you should express your desires and vision and use some of our tips (www. stuartandshelby.com/tips) to help you in choosing the right Contractor for your needs. A home is not the place for massproduced, one-size-fits-all production; it must be unique and fit the homeowner’s taste. Now is the best time to make your house the home of your dreams. Stuart & Shelby is proud to have helped many families in Delray Beach and surrounding areas turn their houses (and even condominiums) into homes. If you are considering building a home, or remodeling your current home, please give us a call or see what your neighbors

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During this holiday season, we hope that you build upon traditions and enjoy the many exciting events that our incredible community has to offer. From our families to yours, Happy Holidays!

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Now that Delray Beach is a rising star in the art, culture and social scene, it might seem a little difficult to find affordable activities, shops or restaurants. I am here to prove you wrong. Delray Beach offers a mix of high-end boutiques with laid-back restaurants, and events for the whole family or nightclubs for night owls. Here is what you can do in Delray Beach in December for $50 or less.

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find peace knowing that I am healthy, loved and have the capability to use my brain for work and pleasure (lots of pleasure). However, some days it’s not so easy to channel my inner Buddha and when I’m lacking in the “omm” department, I know exactly where to turn: my stomach. If you have yet to dabble in Park Tavern’s brunch, grab some amigos and your appetite because World Peace Day is December 21 and we’re going to eat and drink our way to inner peace. What I love most, in addition to the all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary’s and mimosas for $9, is the eclectic menu featuring sweet, savory and downright divine breakfast and lunch items. Such palate pleasers include shrimp and grits with tomato bacon gravy for $14, chicken and cornbread waffles with a poached farm egg for $13 and a roasted beet salad with baby heirloom tomatoes, French feta, haricot vert and pistachio vinaigrette for $9. Or, if you prefer to get your fingers sticky asap, skip to dessert and dive into the warm cinnamon sticky bun with bourbon-bacon icing for $3 and madeto-order doughnuts with cinnamon sugar for $7. Peace has never tasted so good. Park Tavern is located at 32 S.E. Second Ave. and is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.parktaverndelray.com or call (561) 265-5093 for more information.

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ecember is here! This month is my favorite month of the entire year because I love the cheeriness, cooler weather, and endless amount of parties and

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social events, aka wine, cookies and “appeteasers.” However, for anti-party planners such as myself, I like to think of outsidethe-house options so I don’t have to host an event (ever). Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week is December 7 through 13 and if you’re looking for the perfect social event, work party or family get together, schedule your event at N2 Wine Bar. N2 is probably one of the most laidback bars in Delray because you can serve yourself delightful vino at your leisure, kick back in a comfy leather chair and enjoy the best of the party season without the fuss of planning, hosting and cleaning. N2 features Enomatic machines from Italy that self-serve one, three or five ounce pours from 64 wines at your fingertips, with an additional 40 bottles behind the bar. You can drink your way through sweet, rich, nutty and savory wines and toast to the good life as you greet the holiday season! N2 Wine Bar is located at 104 N.E. Second Ave., adjacent to The Hyatt Place. Visit www. n2winebar.com or call (561) 278-6802 for more information.

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ell, it’s almost 2015, and before you step into another year, make sure your peds are up for the challenge! It’s About Time Week is December 25 through 31 and if you haven’t yet been to Foot Haven Reflexology Bar, it’s about time. Let me walk you through the heavenly journey: You enter the cozy house and are instantly transformed into an alternate universe. The music is calming, the lights are dimmed, and you are encouraged to let your worries leave

your body as you relax on a leather chair and have your feet massaged, rubbed, tweaked and soothed. (I contemplated falling asleep but didn’t want to miss anything.) Pricing begins at $28 for 25 minutes, although I opted for $39 for 55 minutes, and for an additional $10 you can add on a hot lavender paraffin wax dip, hot stone massage or foot scrub. Let’s not forget about the complimentary glass of wine, tea or champagne, to boot. Didn’t I tell you it was about time to treat yoself? Foot Haven Reflexology Bar is located at 62 S.E. Sixth Ave. and is open daily. Visit www.foothavenreflexologybar.com or call (561) 330-4084 for more information.

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es, the year is almost over. Yes, you may have not accomplished as much as you would’ve liked. But, instead of focusing on the past 365 days, let’s welcome the oncoming 365 days with a big smile and a punch of positivity. December 31 is Look On the Bright Side Day and I’d like to introduce you to Shaffer’s Tea Room, your future new favorite spot for regenerating and letting the mind wander into an abyss of magi-


cal tea leaves. Shaffer’s is a little secret in Delray, but is literally my newest obsession because I found that when I visited, my body was cloud-like comfortable and my being was euphoric, all with the help from a steaming mug of Heaven and Lil’ Miss Sunshine. The interior of the space, decorated with abstract paint colors and patterns, mismatched furniture and positive vibes, practically begs you to make yourself at home and try one of the 100 different types of tea from all over the globe. All tea is made with Goodwater, which is the purest water on earth (you’ll find it in the White House), and a portion of all sales goes toward providing clean, pure water around the world. Enjoy the Best Cookie Ever, Crazy Good Carrot Cake or something savory from their deliciously limited menu (where have you been all my life, Avocado Toast?), while you find your perfect tea combo. All signs point to yes for making my day bright, and I encourage you to sip, smile and stay awhile. An iced or hot mug of tea costs less than $5 and Jess G. makes a mean cup o’ tea so let her whip you up something special. Shaffer’s Tea Room is located at 14 S. Swinton Ave. Find Shaffer’s Tea Room on facebook or call (561) 865-7618 for more information.

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rab your ugly sweaters because it’s that time again! December is Universal Human Rights Month and we all have a right to enjoy the best that the holidays have to offer: cheer, happiness, giving of yourself to others, and celebrating another year well done. Delray has your December chock full of happenings so plan to party with Santa because it’s going to be a wild wonderland. The 100 foot Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled on Thursday, December 4 as part of the On the Ave Holiday Event and festivities begin at 5 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy music, art, food and fun along the Avenue, and don’t forget to take a picture with Santa and check out the inside of the tree. The Holiday Parade, held Saturday, December 13 at 6 p.m., is the best way to spread some holiday cheer along with thousands of your closest community members. Be sure to attend First Night 2015, which is a family friendly New Year’s Eve special event throughout downtown Delray and includes a fireworks finale at the Tennis Center at 9 p.m. and midnight. Cost is $10 per button (per person) when purchased in advance, and the button gets you access to all the happenings along the Avenue that begin at 4 p.m. Whatever your holiday pleasure, Delray has you covered! The 100 foot Christmas Tree is located at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Pavilion (51 N. Swinton Ave.), and most activities are held along Atlantic Avenue. Visit www.100ftchristmastree. com or call (561) 2791380 for more information.

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Pasqual Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Schrier Family Chiropractic

By Dr. John R. Pasqual, D.M.D.

By Dr. Elan Schrier

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y name is Dr. John R. Pasqual, D.M.D., board-certified surgeon. I live and maintain a private practice specializing in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery here in Delray Beach. I graduated from the University of Denver, attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh and completed a residency in surgery at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. Pasqual Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Palm Beach Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants specializes in dental implants, wisdom teeth, oral rehabilitation, as well as facial trauma and reconstructive surgery. I am on staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital and maintain a position on the board of directors of the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. I enjoy being a key opinion leader for implant companies as well as volunteering time at the Caridad Health Center in Boynton Beach. My wife, Nicole, and I frequent Atlantic Avenue and continue to enjoy our life here in Delray Beach. If I may be of assistance I am only a call away. Be well my friends!

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Pasqual Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Palm Beach Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 4600 Linton Blvd., Suite 220 Delray Beach, FL 33445

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am Dr. Elan Schrier. I live in Delray Beach and have lived in South Florida for the last 23 years. Ever since I had a life changing experience at age 12, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor! I have had my practice in Delray Beach for the last three years and our new location is in Pineapple Grove. My mission is to change people’s lives through gentle NUCCA adjustments and allow the body to heal from inside out. I am the only NUCCA doctor in Delray Beach and one of only 10 in Florida. The concept is simple- we do a highly detailed exam of your posture and nervous system to measure any misalignments down to less than one degree. Then we do a specific gentle adjustment (there’s no twisting, cracking, or popping) to correct your exact misalignment. With NUCCA care, we can actually measure before and after changes. I see patients with countless health concerns recover- migraines, TMJ, back and neck pain, sleep disorders and even emotional setbacks. Call for a consultation and see if you would be a good candidate for NUCCA care. Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave. - Delray Beach FL 561-445-2648 www.drelan.com dr.elanschrier@gmail.com


“Why Do They Keep Coming to this Doctor?…” (Who admits to curing no one)

Photo by Melissa Korman

Dear Friend, I’ve got to tell you something I’ve never said out loud. But, what I’m going to tell you makes so much sense that you’ll probably get mad that no one told you this before. I’ve been a doctor in this town for 3 years. And, to this day, I’ve never cured anyone. You may think the word would get around and no one would come to me anymore. The opposite is true. The more people who understand, the more people come to see me. Several times a day, patients thank me for helping them with their health problems. But I can’t really take the credit. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pressure, and the body responds by healing itself. And, we get terrific results! That’s why our office is filled with people who have found help nowhere else. Here’s my story… “At the time, I’m an active, happy ten year old, and life is good. But then, it happens… I develop a painful type of headache known as ‘migraines.’ In my case it comes on suddenly. On a weekly basis I’m getting at least one migraine with pain so bad I have to go in a dark room, with no sounds, and pray when I wake up the pain is gone. The throbbing pain sometimes is so bad I can’t even think. I’m afraid I’ll do badly in school, be unable to do sports, and lose friends if the disability continues. After trying medication (one of the only options, according to the doctor) my parents and I decide against it. But, there’s more… A family friend convinces my family and me to give his doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then ‘corrects’ my spine. The correction doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and shortly afterwards, my migraines disappear. Oh, did I mention this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic works so well for me, and I’m so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!”

Resting in our relaxation room helps adjustments last longer. For the last 3 years, people from Delray Beach and the surrounding areas have come to see me with: • Headaches/Migraines • Restless leg syndrome • Sleeping problems • Chronic fatigue • Neck Pain • Shoulder/Arm Pain • Backaches • Numbness In Limbs • Athletic Injuries to name a few… Here’s some of your neighbors success stories: “Finally I found relief for the neck and shoulder pain I have been dealing with for about a year.” (Jarrod White, Delray Beach, FL) “This is the best thing I have ever done for my body!” (Rosanne Patsy, Delray Beach, FL) Here’s the most important thing I have to say. Your body is made to heal itself, and it does that best when it’s free of nerve interference. So, as much as I’d like the credit, I can’t take it. I’ve never healed anyone of anything. I analyze the nervous system and the spine and perform specific spinal adjustments to remove nerve pressure. The body responds, and often it heals itself once that nerve interference is removed.

Exciting Offer - Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problems, and not just cover them up with drugs. When you are one of the first 20 people to call and schedule a new patient exam (before December 17th, 2014) you’ll receive the entire exam for $27. That includes x-rays, paraspinal thermal imaging, postural analysis… and there’s no hidden fees. But, call right away because we expect to be flooded with calls as this exam normally costs $170. Again, there’s only 20 of these slots available, so don’t miss out. (The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee examination, or treatment.). Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee! Our office is called Schrier Family Chiropractic and it is at 315 N.E 2nd Ave., (located in Pineapple Grove). Our phone number is 561-4452648. Call Pam or me today for an appointment. We can help. Thank you. -Elan Schrier, D.C. P.S. All people respond differently to care. We never promise a cure, but we do promise to do our best.


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FIRST wednesday OF EVERY MONTH Dinner with the Doc – Learn how to stay healthy with NUCCA care. The first Wednesday of each month at 6:45 PM. Schrier Family Chiropractic 315 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444 located in Pineapple Grove. Seating is limited. Reservations required. 561-445-2648. Catered by: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Next month’s topic: “How NUCCA care may help with migraines. 1-31 Pottery Classes – MonSat. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potter’s wheel. 561- 8629222

1-31 Shark Feeding – TuesSat – 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- Alligator Feeding – Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 ages 3 &up. sandowayhouse.org

1-31 Pickleball – $5. Call for times. Delray Beach Community Center 561-243-7250. Pompey Park Community Center 561243-7356. mydelraybeach.com 1-31 Delray Beach Historical Society presents “Christmas at Cason Cottage!” – Wed – Sat. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Children’s Night and a Wine Tastingcall for times. 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

1-3 Holiday Trunk Show to benefit the Boys &Girls Club – 9am-5pm at the Seagate Hotel & Spa. Featuring more than thirty specialty vendors offering a variety of gift itemsfree admission. Special preview party $85 on the 1st.- 561-6833287, kcummins@bgcpbc.org

1-4,7-11,14-18,21-25 Holiday Cruise Aboard the Lady Atlantic – 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Come aboard the festively decorated yacht and cruise the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway to the Sounds of the Season! $24 adults/$21 seniors &kids. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-2430686, delraybeachcruises.com

1,8,15,22,29 Tai Chi Classes – Free classes offered at Greenlands Variety Store. 561-9214238, greenlandsstores.com

2 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party – 5-7pm. Join us at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Vintage Gymnasium. Chamber members are invited with one guest. Please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to Spirit of Giving Network. RSVP required; 561 278 0424, jena@ delraybeach.com

2,6,13,18,20,27 Savor Our City Culinary Tours – Time varies by date. 3 hour historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required. 800-9793370, savorourcity.com 3-7,10-14 “PIAF” – Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. $37.50. Pam Gems extraordinary Broadway musical vividly captures the glamour & squalor, the rise & fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer Edith Piaf. Call for times. Delray Square Arts, 561-880-0319, delraysquarearts.com

4 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting – The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with Santa landing in a helicopter to light the 100ft Christ-

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mas Tree at 7:15pm. Directly following the Tree Lighting at 7:30 join us as we attempt to break a World Record for the largest gathering of Tacky Holiday Sweaters! Old School Square Park. 561-278-0424, 100ftChristmasTree.com

The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Old School Square Park 50 NE 2nd Ave – delraycra.org/greenmarket

4 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Fabulons Motown and Classic Rock. Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

6&7 Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace – 9am. Complimentary Fitness classes at Delray Marketplace. 561-8654613, DelrayMarket.com

4-7,11-14 Over The River And Through The Woods – $30. A Comedy by Joe DiPietro. Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Delray Beach Playhouse 561-272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com

6-9 The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian hosts Survivor Series I Pre-Qualifying Tournament – 128-player “Survivor Series I” field draws national and international amateurs and professionals. Delray Swim & Tennis Center.561-243-7058

4 Women of Wit – 2pm. Each show features a play reading of a script adapted from a bestselling book or other writings. Tickets: $15. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-272-1281, delraybeachplayhouse.com

5 The Otis Cadillac Band (Roots Rock/R&B) – 7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. delrayarts.org

5 Condo Mania – 2pm. The audience is invited to talk to the characters on stage and help them figure out how to solve their problems. $15. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-2721281, delraybeachplayhouse. com

5-7 Come To Bethlehem – 7-9pm. Journey to Bethlehem with Cason United Methodist Church. 561-276-5302, casonumc.org 5-14 A Chorus Line – For the first time ever, and in celebration of the Center’s 25th Anniversary, we will co-produce the iconic, Tony Award winning musical, A Chorus Line. $45, Times vary by date. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org 5,9 Book Signing – 7pm. Call for Titles & Authors. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove – 561-2797790, murderonthebeach.com 6,13,20,27 Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am-2pm-

8-11,15-18 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails! – 2pm &8pm.$30. A Celebration of the great songs France has given us. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-2721281, delraybeachplayhouse. com 9 Music and Art in the Park – 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo. 561-243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com 9 YPAD’s Season of Kindness – 5:30pm. Join the Young Professionals with a kick off Holiday Party at the Christmas Tree, more details tba. 561-278-0424, delraybeach.com/ypad

11 Chamber of Commerce Presents Tech Talk & Pizza – 11:45am-1pm. “Killer Apps to Boost your Business” Presented by Ryan Boylston of Woo Creative. Members $10 / Non Members $20. RSVP: 561 278 0424, jena@delraybeach.com 11 Carols and Cocktails in the Garden at the Sandoway House – 6-9pm. Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors while getting in the holiday spirit! $25, includes light bites and cocktails. Live instrumental

holiday music followed by carols from local school group. sandowayhouse.org

11 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. Solid Brass. Sounds of R&B with Music from 60’s to 80’s. Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

11&17 Catch A Rising Star Comedy – 8 pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts. $20-$40. 561-243-7922,DelrayArts.org

12 Jimmy Stowe & Stowaways (Beach Music) – 7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts. org 12 Women Artists – 2pm. Mary Cassatt – A Lecture Series by Dr. Barbara Falletta. $25. Delray Beach Playhouse, 561-2721281, delraybeachplayhouse. com

13 Delray Beach Holiday Parade – 6:00pm – Celebrate “Holiday Movies” with this year’s parade. Beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Dept.with over 70 entries to help you celebrate the holidays! Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their Fire Truck. 561243-7277, beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com

13&20 Cookie Cruise with Santa Aboard the Lady Atlantic – Ahoy! Join Santa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to cruise with him on the Intracoastal. This year families have two unique opportunities to spend time with the Jolly Old Elf on board the Lady Atlantic Cookie Cruise. $18 per person, children under 2 free. Sailing time: 10:30am – Noon. Price includes visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, craft activities .Special photo with Santa also available for $10. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event.Delray Yacht Cruises – 561-243-0686 13 Arts Garage Presents Ray Blue – 7:30pm. Jazz.


HAPPENINGS HAP $25-45. Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

13 Collector Series VI Wine Tasting – 6pm. $50/pp – With a special focus on Barolos and Brunellos. The Wine Wave, 561276-2076, wineontheave@gmail. com

14 Book Club – 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss “Cockroached” by Jo Nesbo $16. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

15,22&29 The Writer’s Studio – 10am. Delray Beach Public Library. Howard Gleichenhaus 561638-7251, delraylibrary.org

16 A Christmas Carol – 8 pm. This new adaptation of Dickens’ popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message. $40. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 561243-7922, DelrayArts.org 16 Menorah Lighting – Lighting of the Menorah at Delray Beach Center for the Arts front lawn – Sundown. 561-243-7000, mydelraybeach.com

17,18,19 Arts Garage Presents It’s A Wonderful Life – 8pm. Radio Theatre. $15-25. In this classic holiday tale, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 561450-6357, artsgarage.org 18 National League of American Pen Women Luncheon – 12pm. With Rickie Leiter. An interactive program on marketing and promotion for women in the arts. Delray Golf Club$30for guests. Register at: bocapenwomen.org

18 Delray Marketplace Music Fest – 6-8pm. The Fusion Band. South Florida’s Premier Show & Dance Band. Delray Marketplace, 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com 18 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm – Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. artistsalleydelray.com

19 Solid Brass (Classic Rock/R&B) – 7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts.org

20 Wagner Family Wine Tasting – 6pm. $25/pp. Featuring Caymus, Meiomi, Belle Glos, Emmolo, and Mer Soleil. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076, wineontheave@ gmail.com

20 Arts Garage Presents Martha Bartz and Mory Ortman – 8pm. Cabaret. $25-45. Martha Bartz, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Mory Ortman, pianist, bring a delightful, holiday-themed cabaret program to Arts Garage! 561-4506357, artsgarage.org

20 Screen on the Green – 6:30pm. Woo Creative & The Buzz Agency proudly present a free, holiday themed double feature: the animated classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) followed by The Grinch (2000) – both shown on a HUMONGOUS screen at Old School Square Park. Please bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks & drinks – and a toy to donate to the Miami Children’s Hospital. Don’t be a Grinch…it’s for a great cause!100ftChristmasTree.com 21 Hanukah Happenings at Delray Marketplace – 5:30pm-8pm. Menorah Lighting by Chabad of Delray followed by children’s activities including photos with Daniel the Dreidel, face painting, magical snow truck rides, Dreidel and Gelf giveaways, live DJ, arts & crafts and more! Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613,DelrayMarket.com

21 A Renaissance Christmas – 3:00 pm. Join us for a traditional festival of Lessons and Carols, A Renaissance Christmas, celebrating the holiday season with music performed by the St. Paul’s Choir. Period instruments, such as vi-

ols and recorders, as well as the church’s large pipe organ, will accompany the singing. Selections for the afternoon will include beloved works by William Byrd, Antonio de Cabezon, Giovanni da Palestrina, Hans Leo Hassler, and others, with ample opportunity for the audience to join in singing traditional carols. All are welcome. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. A reception will follow in the parish courtyard. Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL. 33444, 561-278-6003 or 561276-4541. 26 On The Roxx (80’s Cover) – 7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts.org

26 Arts Garage Presents Federico Britos – 8pm. Jazz. $25-45. Four-time Grammy Award winner jazz virtuoso violinist Federico has toured extensively throughout the Americas and Europe, and has written and recorded many works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet and dance. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

31 New Year’s Eve “Musical Midnight in Paris” – A Celebration of the great songs France has given us. Staring Liz Brady. Hosted by Randolph DelLago. Tickets:2pm Show – 1pm Champagne Reception $50, 8pm Show– 7pm Champagne Reception $70. Delray Beach Playhouse, 561-2721281, delraybeachplayhouse.com

31 First Night 2015 – 4pm – midnight. Family friendly New Year’s Eve special event throughout the Downtown including a fireworks finale at the Tennis Center at 9pm and midnight. $10 per button until December 30th; $15 per button on December 31st. 100ftChristmasTree.com www.AtlanticAveMagazine.com | December 2014 29


pictures ║ on the ave

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pictures ║ in the pineapple grove arts district

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entertainment ║ gotta know

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Seen Around Town and Elsewhere…

Kelli Freeman, Frances Bourque, Adriana and Francisco Perez Azua, Bill Branning, Cathy Balestiere, Robert Grand, Jeff Costello, Annette Gray, Joe Gillie and more at the Delray Marriott lounge post Chamber gala, Ron Gilinsky, Carol StollerEaton, Lori Nolan, Alice Finst at The Green Market, Steve Hynes, Tom Spero, Stephanie Siebel and Terra Spero at Christina’s, Connor, Ryan, Charlie, Parker and Caroline Lynch out and about in their golf cart, Jon Levinson celebrating his 65th birthday at The Gazebo, Joan Goodrich, Courtland Weisleder and a bunch of other entrepreneurs at Next Delray’s Kick Off at Solita, Tom Carney at Caffe Luna Rosa, Ronnie Dunayer and Steve Martel at the Seagate Beach Club, John Ferber at J&J’s Raw Bar, Lee Cohen, T.J. Jackson and Christina Morrison at City Oyster, Fran Marincola and Linda Lake at Living Room Theaters, Cindi Freeburn at the Hurricane, Rich Pollack at The Green Market, David Freeburn at Brule, Janet Meeks and Michael Greene at the Chamber of Commerce, Karen Granger in Marina Del Rey, Mitch and Heather Katz at the Heat

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Game, Dan Castrillon at Brooklyn Pizza, Chuck Halberg eating Coney’s in Detroit, Rocio Davis at La Bamba, Joe Gillie in North Carolina, David Schmidt back from Japan, Gary E. missing in action (call me), Mitch Kirschner at Tom Sawyer, Joe Walsh at Rack’s and the truly amazing hardly ever seen Dr. Craig Spodak seen in a tux at the Delray Marriott. At 32 East: Fitzy. Susan Davis, Dot Bast, Joycelyn Patrick, Pame Williams, Don Cooper, Jon Levinson, Jordana Jarjura, Cary Glickstein, Tom Carney, Howard Ellingsworth, Joan Goodrich, Jack Warner, Mike Woika, Ken MacNamee, Noel Pfeffer, Arlen Dominek and others meeting and greeting finalists for City Manager..

Arts Garage Presents It’s A Wonderful Life December 17, 18 and 19

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entertainment ║ gotta see

Gotta See

By skip sheffield

December 5 Chris Rock, this is your life. Outrageous comedian-actor Chris Rock wrote, directed and stars in “Top Five,” as Andre Allan, a comedian-turned actor who sounds a lot like Chris Rock. The setup is Allan is engaged, and he figures he can blaze new trails by turning his wedding into a reality TV show. Rosario Dawson plays journalist Chelsea Brown, who does a reality check on Allan. Rock has assembled an A-list supporting cast, many playing themselves. They include Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabrielle Union, Jerry Seinfeld, Romany Malco and Cedric The Entertainer. If you’ve ever wondered about the eternal mysteries of Egypt’s pyramid, “The Pyramid” is a thriller for you. Gregory Levsseur directs a team of young archaeologists who discover a lost

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pyramid like no other. But uh-uh, have they unlocked horrific secrets that will cause them to be trapped and hunted by creatures unknown. The B-list cast includes Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Amir K and Christa Nicola.

December 12 Action specialist Ridley Scott (“The Counselor”) is back with the biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Christian Bale stars as Moses and Joel Edgerton is Ramses in this re-telling of Moses leading an exodus of 600,000 Jewish slaves to freedom in the Promised Land. John Turturro is Seti, Sigouney Weaver is Tuya and Aaron Paul is Joshua, who “fit battle of Jerico.” They said it couldn’t be done, but writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”) is not afraid of Thomas Pynchon. Anderson is the first ever to translate one of Pynchon’s weird, nonlinear novels to the screen. In this case it is “Inherent Vice” and stars Joaquin Phoenix as a private investigator in the post-hippie era of 1970 Los Angeles. Sporting huge sideburns, Phoenix’s Larry “Doc” Sportello is out to find out if his ex-girlfriend (Katherine Waterston) is in danger from a plot against her new billionaire boyfriend whose ex-wife wants him declared incompetent and locked away. The cast includes Josh Brolin as Bigfoot Bjornsen, Jenna Malone as Hope Harlingen, Owen Wilson as Coy Harlingen and Benecio Del Toro as Saundo Smilax. Director Peter Jackson is calling “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” the “defining chapter” in the Middle-Earth adventures of little Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Let’s hope so, because this is the third and final installment in the screen adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s beloved children’s classic. Ian McKellan returns as Gandolf, Andy Serkis animates the fearsome Smeagol dragon; Benedict Cumberbatch is the creepy Necromancer, Manu Bennett is Azog and Luke Evans is Bard. The highlight is an epic 45-minute battle among the armies of the title.

December 19 Aw, do we really have to remake “Annie?” This one is different… a kind of hip hop Annie with darling Quvenzhane Wallis of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” as the title orphan and Jamie Foxx as the Daddy Warbucks-like mayoral candidate Will Stalks, who has Rose Byrne’s Grace as vice president and Bobby Cannaval’s Guy as his shrewd campaign manager. Cameron Diaz has the plum role of mean old orphanage director Miss Hannigan and Jay Z has “re-imagined” Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s music. Will Gluck (“Friends With Benefits”) directs and wrote the screenplay with several others.

December 25 Into our Christmas stockings this year is a new version of Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway musical, “Into the Woods.” Rob Marshall (“Nine,” “Chicago”) directs this Walt Disney remake of Grimm’s fairy tales. The big buzz is about Meryl Streep playing the vain, wicked Witch. Johnny Depp plays a seductive Wolf to Lila Crawford’s Little Red Riding Hood. Anna Kendrick is Cinderella and Chris Pine is her Prince. James Gordon is the Baker and Emily Blunt is his childless wife. Marshall promises it will not be syrupy sweet. “Unbroken” is a dramatization of the real-life World War II hero Louis Zamperini, played by Jack O’Connell. Zamperini survived a plane crash, 47 days adrift on a life raft, capture, and two years in a brutal Japanese prisonerof-war camp. Domhnall Gleeson plays fellow GI Allen Phillips. Angelina Jolie directs, with cinematography by the great Roger Deakins. All kidding aside, is this the proper subject for madcap humor? Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg direct “The Interview” and Rogan plays producer Aaron Rapoport of the tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight,” starring James Franco as Dave Skylark. The show is very popular, and the guys are bemused that North Korean dictator Kim Jon-un is a fan. In an attempt to elevate their credibility, they request and get an interview with the unpredictable leader. Then the CIA steps in and tries to recruit them as assassins of the dangerous despot.


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Gotta Hear

By skip sheffield December 1 Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale begins December with the one-two punch of French Montana 8 p.m. Monday, December 1 and Crowbar with Unearth and Black Crowd Initiate at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2. In case you are wondering, French Montana is an American rapper raised in the Bronx but born in Morocco. Tickets are $26 advance; $30 day of show. Crowbar is from New Orleans and they play what is called “Sludge Metal.” So if you are tired of holiday music, tickets are $18.50 advance or $20 day of show. Call 954-4491025. December 4 The Broadway smash hit “Mame” will be re-imagined by the Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Thursday, December 4 through December 28. Shows are 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Single tickets are $58 and tour/lunch/show packages are available. Call 561-995-2333 or go to www.thewick.org.

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December 5 Sol Children Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol Musical” December 5-21 at 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets are $15 adults and $10 children 11 and younger. Call 561-447-8829 or go to www. solchildren.org. Speaking of Holiday music, Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale presents “A Very Lennon Christmas” at 8 p.m. Friday, December 5. That’s Lennon as in John, the departed Beatle, not the Lennon Sisters. Tickets are $39-$59. Call 800-745-3000. December 6 If you are a Phil Collins fan you can see him Saturday, December 6, but you will have to

journey to The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, and it will cost a pretty penny. The former Genesis singer, now a solo artist, says he won’t be returning to touring, but this one-off event is special. It’s a benefit for the Little Dream Foundation. Collins will be accompanied by Laura Pausini and Alejandra Guzman. Tickets are $103.50, $253.50 and $353.50 Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000.

December 7 Florida Atlantic University presents the first of its holiday concerts; Handel’s immortal “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Sunday. December 7 in the University Theatre. Tickets are $15, The traditional Madrigal Dinner will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 13 at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 Mizner Blvd. Tickets are $100, which includes a $60 donation to FAU’s Department of Music. At 5 p.m. Sunday, December 14, Sean Murray leads FAU’s Tuba Christmas Celebration at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Admission is free. Call 561-297-2337 or go to www. fauevents.com. The 12th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert has moved to Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 7. The children-friendly event is hosted by Lynn University’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $35. Call 561-237-9000. Sponsorships are also available. Call 561-237-7745.

December 9 Jazz pianist David Benoit plays his Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown for four shows at 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9 and 10 at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. Tickets are $50 general admission, $65 premium and $95 VIP. Call 561-300-0730 or go to www.jazziz.com. December 10 Back by popular demand Wednesday, Decemeber 10 through Saturday, December 13 is venerable vocal group The Four Freshmen in the Royal Room Cabaret of the Colony Hotel, 180 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Call 561-655-5430 or 561-659-8100 for ticket information. December 11

Cirque du Soleil is back in town with a new show, “Amaluna,” at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium under a “Grand Chapeu” (Big Top). Acrobatic circus performers, singers and dancers spin a story about a mysterious island governed by goddesses. Opening day is Thursday, December 11 for a long run through January 25. Cheap seats are $57, $76 and $102 with premium seats going up to $360. Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com. How about an evening with Mr. Soft Jazz himself, Kenny G? Parker Playhouse presents “An Evening With Kenny G” at 8 p.m. Thursday. December 11. Tickets are $57.50-$77.50. Call TicketMaster at 800-745-3000. December 12 Delray String Quartet (Mei Mei Luo, violin, Tomas Cotik, violin II, Richard Fleischman, viola and Claudio Jaffe, cello) plays a concert with guest pianist Marina Radiushina plays a 4 p.m. Friday, December 12 concert at the Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. The program includes Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major; Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Dria Hungarian Dances. Call 561-2134138 or go to www.delraystringquartet. com for ticket information. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform their 1998 rock opera “The Christmas Attic” for the first time live at 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, December 12 at BB&T Center in Sunrise. Tickets are $33.75 to $72.75 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000 or go to www.livenation. com.

December 14 Legendary jazz vocal group Manhattan Transfer performs in concert For the Palm Beach Pops season opener at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14 at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Call 800572-8471 or go to www.kravis.org.

December 21 The Symphonia Boca Raton Connoiseur Concert Series opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at St. Andrew’s School Roberts Theatre. Pre-concert conversation is at 2 p.m. Dennis Kim is guest conductor and violin soloist with Mei Mei Luo violin soloist. Call 866-687-4201 or go to www.thesymphony.org for ticket


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health & beauty â•‘ pain relief

Tennis Injuries:

Cutting Edge Treatments and Prevention Strategies By Dr. John Conde

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Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is by far one of the most prevalent injuries in tennis. It is caused by the micro-tearing of the extensor group muscles of the elbow.

These muscles are located on the thumb side of the elbow and allow us to bring our wrist back and side to side. Scar tissue can form in the muscle belly which can compress important nerves and blood vessels. It typically occurs secondarily to the use of an aluminum racquet, incorrect grip measurement, improper backhand technique, excess weight of the racquet, and due to too much tension in the strings. Rotator cuff tendonitis is also caused by micro-tearing in the belly of the muscle. The muscles involved are the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder which originate in the shoulder blade (scapula) and attach to the upper arm (humerus). Typically we see this occur with players who serve with an elbow to side angle of less than 90 degrees. Due to the improper mechanics of the serve it typically also requires the player to serve repeatedly. A byproduct of the constant running and cutting in tennis is anterior (front) knee pain located deep, beneath the knee cap (patella). The patella fails to track or move correctly within the knee resulting in frictional forces applied to the lower femur bone and subsequent braking off of small pieces of cartilage. This can lead to a condition called chondromalacia patella. Pain is usually experienced when going up stairs and stopping abruptly while running. The primary goals in treating these disorders are to reduce inflammation, break up the fibrotic adhesions (scar tissue), strengthen surrounding musculature and neurological pathways, and restore proper joint motion. This entails some simple procedures including myofascial release, passive and active

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mobilization, isometric and isotonic strengthening, and joint manipulation (adjustment). New cutting edge procedures involve the use of high power class IV lasers which accelerate tissue healing by nearly tenfold and the use of mirrors in a technique termed mirror imaging technique which attempts to strengthen the neurological and immune pathways in the affected limb. In addition, cross cord applications and eccentric fast stretching are novel procedures which decrease the healing time. In terms of nutrition, supplementing with proteolytic enzymes and essential fatty acids will help to reduce inflammation and break down scar tissue. Sticking to an antiinflammatory, low glycemic index diet will also help to reduce inflammation and insulin surges which can promote neurological degeneration Lastly, prevention is the key to avoiding injury all together. Here are some key tips to increase your longevity and effectiveness on the court: 1. Utilize a ceramic or graphite racquet with reduced vibration. 2. Choose a lighter racquet-10.5-11.5 oz. 3. Make sure you have a correct grip measurement. 4. Use natural gut strings, which have tension 3-5lbs below what an athlete is used to. 5. Use proper backhand technique. 6. Warm up prior to playing. 7. Focus on core muscle training. 8. Keep your spine in correct alignment. 9. Strengthen lower extremity musculature. 10. Take multivitamin with plenty of antioxidants.

A real cutting edge procedure is termed motor imaging technique. In essence the athlete visualizes in sets and repetition format, a learned movement such as the various movements on the tennis court. The visualization must be very detailed in nature. Scientifically, the neurological pathways involved in the particular movement are enhanced and other non-pertinent pathways inhibited. This activity is gaining great notoriety as many of the top athletes in the world are incorporating this into their treatment regimen. Please contact our office for more detailed information on how to get started with some of these revolutionary techniques. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He has achieved Diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He has sub-specialty training in vestibular disorders and traumatic brain injuries. The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology integrates traditional chiropractic medicine with advanced neurological rehabilitation protocols. The office can be reached at 561-330-6096 and at thecondecenter.com.


health & beauty ║ Alternatives To Medicine

ARE YOU AFRAID OF OSTEOPOROSIS? IF NOT, YOU REALLY SHOULD BE! By Dr. Bruce Hedendal, D.C., F.I.C.S., D.A.A.P.M., Ph.D. Director of Alternatives To Medicine, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

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THE FACTS - 1 in 2 women 50 years and over will have osteoporosis related fractures! - Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. - 80% of the population with osteoporosis is women. - You have been deceived again as typical medical treatments do not address the real causes. Osteoporosis is NOT a drug or calcium deficiency, and drugs for osteoporosis such as Fosamax, Evista and all the others have serious side effects including “jaw rot.” loose teeth and believe it or not- a proven INCREASED RISK OF FRACTURES! So what’s an intelligent thinking woman supposed to do?!

HOW WE HELP WOMEN BY FINDING THE UNDERLYING CAUSESSo what are the best cutting edge and natural steps you must do to prevent and even REVERSE OSTEOPOROSIS without drugs? Simple, we do this daily since 1984 in our Boca clinic, Alternatives To Medicine, Center for Chiropractic and Functional Diagnostic Medicine. These are the EXACT STEPS you need to take if you really want to get well, without dangerous drugs, and live as close to 100% of your genetic health potential!: 1. Get a BONE RESORPTION TEST. If you’ve not had this underutilized test done, and you are suffering with osteopenia or osteoporosis, then “shame on your doctor”. This is a MUST test, and needs to be done along with the typical BMD or Bone Mineral Density measurement test (We can explain the need for this typically avoided or under prescribed test when you call our office at 1-800-439-0028). Briefly, you need both a Bone Density and a Bone Resorption test. The Bone Density test will provide a “long-range” measuring stick, but the Bone Resorption test should be done periodically to objectively measure how successful a specific osteoporosis treatment is. By the time there is a change in the Bone Density, it may be too late! Remember 1 in 2 women over 50 will have osteoporosis related fractures, which often result in permanent debilitating health sequelae, disability and even death! 2. Get a PERSON SPECIFIC NUTRITION TEST, which I developed as a Harvard honors graduate, chiropractic physician and Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition since 1991. This is the most scientific, objective and analytical test available to find out EXACTLY what nutrients are insufficient, which are excessive, and precisely which supplements and foods patients individually need to prevent or reverse their osteoporosis. Please realize that the prescrib-

ing of calcium for EVERY person really doesn’t make sense... as calcium is NOT the only important mineral found in bones! Often we find magnesium, manganese, boron and Vitamin K deficiencies, and certain deficient hormones like progesterone. Remember, medical doctors are not trained in nutrition and treat almost all diseases as a drug deficiency. This is unscientific, and simply not the solution. 3. Get a comprehensive FEMALE SALIVA HORMONE TEST. Remember to include, as we do, tests for testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, DHEA, and 4 cortisol readings throughout the day. Do not take hormones, whether bioidentical or otherwise, without thorough testing..PERIOD. This is a brief snapshot of how we help countless women win the war on osteoporosis with specifically designed holistic “Person Specific,” not “Disease Specific”, approaches. No interested physician can deny the existence of these findings found in their own medical peer-reviewed research, if they would only take the time to look. We have many citations we are happy to share with patients or physicians if interested. We exist to help people approach and reach their full genetic health potential with the latest advances in natural holistic and Functional Diagnostic Medicine. Please contact us for more information, consultations or appointments and go to our informative website, HealthIsWealthLive.com to download my podcasts and get more information on our clinic. Remember, osteoporosis is effectively treatable, reversible and often curable. Listen to Dr. Hedendal’s radio show “Health is Wealth Live” on AM1470 Wed at 2PM and Sat at 9AM!


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health & beauty ║ dermatology

Feed Your Face

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By Thomas C. Balshi, MD

We’ve all heard that chocolate, burgers, fries, pizza and many other (delicious) foods can cause acne. We’ve also heard that it’s all a myth. Many skin care professionals however, will tell you there is no link between food and acne. They dismiss the idea because so much of the research is inconclusive.

But the latest research suggests that the food/acne relationship is not a myth.

Refined Carbohydrates Whereas fat-free diets were once a craze, carbohydrates have become the new enemy within the last decade. A study published in Archives of Dermatology shows strong evidence that certain foods can cause breakouts. Noting that acne is primarily a “Western” disease, researchers studied 1200 people in Papua New Guinea and 115 people in Eastern Paraguay (people who eat a diet of fresh plant foods, lean mean and virtually no processed foods or refined sugars) and didn’t see a single pimple. NOT one! Could it just be genetic luck? Unlikely: People with similar genetic makeup living in Western countries, eating a diet rich in refined carbs, saturated fats, and other processed foods, develop pimples. Diets with a high glycemic index (basically, processed foods like bread, pretzels and chips) are quickly broken down into sugar causing insulin levels to spike, which in turn leads to increased sebum production and clogged pores. Physicians recommend eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein – and steering clear of processed foods and sweets.

Dairy Bad news… “milk does the body good” maybe true for bones, but “milk doesn’t do a complexion good.” Recent research on diet and acne shows a link between milk consumption and breakouts. Blame the hormones in dairy. Much of the milk that we drink is produced by pregnant cows and contains high levels of hormones that

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can send oil glands into overdrive. Skim milk is even worse than whole milk, partially because it lacks the estrogen found in whole milk to offset the acne producing hormones. Dermatologists are suggesting patients choose almond milk, rice milk, and coconut milk instead of cow’s milk, if they have acne prone skin.

Soy Breaking out with pimples around the mouth and along the jaw line could be caused by tofu and other soy foods. There are natural plant estrogens call phytoestrogens found in soybeans. They could throw off hormones and lead to pimples. Soy derivatives can be found in foods like veggie burgers or energy bars, so read labels carefully if you think soy could be causing you pimples.

Fish Oil Research suggests that the relative intake of omega 6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids appears to be an important modulator of inflammation. Omega-6 fatty acids appear to be pro-inflammatory and can lead to inflammatory pimples. Omega-3 fatty acids suppress inflammation. Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids or taking Fish Oil supplements with 1,000-2,000 mg/day of EPA should benefit acne because they decrease inflammatory mediators, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce testosterone levels. Probiotics Oral probiotics have been shown to improve acne in multiple international studies. It appears that probiotics help in the digestive process and can reduce not only gut inflammation but inflammation in the skin as well. Acne patients who consumed a Lactobacillus-fer-

mented beverage for 12 weeks produced less sebum (oily secretions) and had fewer acne lesions. Taking a supplement or eating yogurt with live culture may help reduce the number of acne lesions. While diet alone may not responsible for all acne pimples, evidence is very strong that diet significantly impacts the skin. Dermatologists are now emphasizing dietary modifications in conjunction with tried and true standard therapies for acne. A nutritious diet that keeps one’s inside healthy will help also keep the outward appearance looking good. On the other hand, a poor diet will show up on your skin. Thomas C. Balshi, M.D., P.A. Board Certified Dermatology - ABPS Board Certified Internal Medicine - ABMS 2605 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 561-272-6000 www.southFLderm.com


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health & beauty ║ Your Dental Health

Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season

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Don’t let sweet treats ruin your holiday cheer

It’s holiday season! This means parties galore, sweet tasty tonics and sugarcoated everything. Eating all that sugar can cause harm to your teeth, but you can steer clear of cavities if you make sure you follow simple tips to protect your mouth. Avoid foods that take a long time to chew. Sticky foods such as gummy candy, dried fruit and caramel can damage your teeth for a couple of reasons. Not only do you have to chew longer to break down the food, which spreads the sugar to all corners of your mouth, the sticky bits can get stuck in the crevices in your teeth and remain there until you have a chance to brush. In the simplest breakdown possible, cavities are caused when sugar enters the mouth. Bacteria eat the sugar and this creates acid that weakens enamel. After 20 minutes, saliva neutralizes acid, but in that 20 minute period, cavities are forming. Drink water after drinking sweet beverages. You can still enjoy your favorite holiday wine, champagne and juices, but make sure you rinse your mouth with water frequently. This will wash away acid and any stains that have built up from the consumption of these acidic beverages and will keep you hydrated, thus keeping your saliva levels where they should be. Brush your teeth on the go. Taking the time to brush your teeth in the morning and at night are very important to your oral health, but if you’re able to brush on the go, that will just help combat cavities even more. Brushing your teeth after eating big meals and holiday treats will help remove unwanted food that sticks around in the mouth, and will also make sure your breath stays fresh for all of your mingling!

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Chew sugar free gum. Gum is a great option when you don’t have your toothbrush handy. Chewing gum helps wash out food particles and produces natural saliva to help balance the acid in your mouth. Another plus side to chewing gum is that it will help you manage your sugar intake and not give in to the candy offerings lurking around every corner. Don’t stress out! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when there’s shopping, baking, cooking, entertaining, added family members, traveling, etc. added into the mix during the holiday season. All of this stress can cause you to grind or clench your teeth, which could cause jaw pain and can lead to more harsh issues like chipped or broken teeth. Remember to keep calm and party on, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Floss more. Flossing is always very important, and if you don’t floss, you aren’t properly cleaning about 30 percent

of your tooth’s surface. Make sure you’re keeping up with your flossing routine so you don’t get stuck with a mouth full of cavities from all of your favorite sweets this season. Floss Picks are a convenient way to make sure you’re always prepared when you have a flossing opportunity, allowing you to floss quickly in the bathroom at a party, in the car, at home, etc. Making these smart choices to put your teeth first will help you to have a healthy, clean smile for all of your holiday pictures, and will send you into the New Year smiling. Always remember to floss and brush your teeth regularly, and to see your hygienist and dentist for your scheduled cleanings and checkups. Happy Holidays! Spodak Dental Group is a comprehensive dental practice providing all general and specialty services in one convenient facility. Call (561) 498-0050 or visit www.SpodakDental.com to schedule an appointment.


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health & beauty ║ Anti-Aging

Detox to Retox: Simple Tips to Maintain Health and Energy

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By Kristin Heather

Many of us spend the holiday season “retoxing:” we eat, we drink, we stress, we travel, we loose sleep. We talk about our commitments after the holidays, yet there are ways to keep a balance in your health at any time, detoxing a little every day to keep your body and mind strong and clear.

It’s always essential to start with gut health. Your gut is the most important part of your body to take care of, as gut problems affect every single organ and hinder every cell’s ability to function. An unhealthy gut can lead to several issuesfrom flatulence to allergies to skin problems like breakouts, hyper-pigmentation, and even wrinkles and sagging. It’s even associated with emotional unease. Digestive enzymes and probiotics are two easy additions to your diet that can help the gut to function optimally and supportinternal healing systems. Taking digestive en-

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zymes before eating helps your body break down food more efficiently, helps cells better absorb nutrients, and aids in the prevention of inflammation. Digestive enzymes support your digestion, which is essential inhaving a strongimmune system and gaining energy from food. Your entire body is dependent on bacteria. Taking a probiotic daily can ensure that your gut bacteria are balanced and that you are absorbing nutrients from food efficiently. I take between 50 and 200 billion organisms a day, which provides protective and nutritive support. Juicing! I absolutely love juicing as a way to feel great and get the nutrients into your body everyday. Drinking organic juice is a way to give your digestion a break, yet still feed your cells. There are so many recipes that can target specific circumstances from feeling tired and needing energy to feeling sick and wanting an immune boost to simply desiring glowing skin for a holiday party. One juice everyday will make a huge difference in your energy and your appearance. Detox masks are another fantastic and easy option because you can’t do them too often. They stimulate your secondary detox organ (the skin) to rid everyday toxins that accumulate from pollution, dirt, and grime. If you are wearing a lot of make-up, traveling, or not able to go for a professional skincare treatment, you can do a Detox Mask everyday for 5 minutes, or once or twice a week for 10-15. Masks not only pull out toxins, but also re-mineralize the skin creating a strong epidermis for more protection the next day. There are several professional treatments that can help promote detoxing within the

body. Massage, for example, serves to open up blockages that hinder the flow of blood, oxygen, and energy that may be affecting the health of cells, and their ability to absorb nutrients. Many think of massage as a luxury, but the right therapist can customize a massage to your needs: physically, emotionally, and spiritually to trulygive attention to the areas you may not even know need to release. And, add extras onto a massage, like Cold Laser therapy for injuries and pain, or sound healing to literally raise the vibration of your cells, tapping into the nervous system to heal your body and calm your mind. These are just a few options to encourage detoxing when retoxing is inevitable. There are many treatments for the skin and the body that can aid in decreasing stress and stimulating healing. Full juice and diet detox programs, oxygen treatments for the skin, lymphatic massage (to name just a few) will also work to keep the flow of energy, oxygen, blood, and lymph forcing toxins out and allowing nutrients to absorb. Essentially we are always retoxing. Our world is full of toxins from the food we eat to the environment we live in. Detoxing should be part of our health routine to give attention to our bodies,heal our bodies, and feel beautifulany time of year. Nourishe owner and visionary, Kristin Bauer, believes that true healing lies within us through a physical, emotional, and spiritual connection. Her current skin care methods combine cutting edge technology, emotional detoxification, and organic, signature treatments. Kristin formulates all Nourishe treatments and the Nourishe Organics skin care line using 100% organic and wild-harvested ingredients. She is a certified Hado instructor and her passion for skin care and healing is combined with one for honoring Mother Earth.


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health & beauty ║ Body Beautiful

Healthy Through The Holidays

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By Alex Hurwitz

The holiday season is full of family gatherings, festive parties and holiday shopping which often comes with skipping workouts and deviating from your diet.

Sure you want to enjoy the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner or a few glasses of champagne at your New Year’s Eve party, but is it worth the extra 10 pounds you’ll be carrying come January? Luckily there is a way to enjoy the holidays while sticking to your plan and without turning into a miserable scrooge. My first tip is to practice moderation. Pick and choose your treats wisely. If you wait all year to have your mom’s famous Christmas cookies then go ahead and have one but that doesn’t mean have one of everything on the dessert table! Pick your favorite treat to enjoy in a controlled amount and truly savor it while you’re eating. Don’t mindlessly shove the treat in your mouth while talking to a friend or family member but chew it slowly and you’ll feel much more satisfied. Most importantly know that you are allowed to eat off your plan occasionally without any guilt as long as you hop right back on your plan the next day! My second tip is to manage stress. The holidays are notorious for added stress, which can also tip the scales in the wrong direction. With all the shopping, cooking, planning and celebrating, people’s schedules are often jam packed this time of year. Sometimes you need to put your own well being first even if that means saying “no” to a certain event or not always checking everything off your “to-do” list. Lack of sleep, poor planning and skipped workouts will only take you farther away from your goals. My third tip is to make sure to get a workout in. Make sure to take some time for yourself and do your best not to com-

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promise on your workouts. Schedule your workouts in advance and stick to it as though it were any other important appointment! Even if it is simply finding 20 minutes to take a walk around your neighborhood, anything is better than nothing. Plus when you manage to exercise daily, it will motivate you to eat better throughout the day as well. With these helpful tips comes the New Year; you’ll be well on your way to achieving your health and fitness goals. Just be

sure to balance some of the “naughty” with the “nice” and you will survive this holiday season with ease! Alex Hurwtiz is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and can be reached at 561-274-7477 or info@mintfit.com

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health & beauty ║ hair

Don’t Fret the Frizz

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By mark hasche

As 2014 comes to a close I’m sure your social calendar is like mine and you’re sweating bullets trying to figure out where you’ll find the time to make the requisite appearances at all your holiday events.

Not to worry this Divo has your back! While I haven’t quite figured out how to fit more hours into the day, I do have an idea as to how you can save yourself some time - one which happens to include you having gorgeous, immaculately styled hair! I would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of a great Blow-style! The transformation of the hair as a result of a properly executed blow-dry can range from fabulous to outright astonishing. If you keep it from getting wet, a good blow-style can leave your hair looking amazing for at least three days. Stop in the salon on Thursday afternoon for a thirty-minute blowout, and your hair’s good to go for all of your weekend parties, dinners, and photo opportunities! What better way to free up some of your holiday time? Why be stuck in the family bathroom, fighting heat stroke from your blow dryer in a wind tunnel, when you could be relaxing stress-free getting your hair blown out at your favorite salon while chatting about the latest celebrity gossip? Additionally, a blowstyle is a great way to interview a new salon, and it’s a noncommittal way to feel out a potential new stylist and what suggestions they might have for giving your hair the best look. Which brings me to the perfect holiday gift for a friend or loved one who you suspect could use a little style advice -the blowstyle gift card. As a gift card for a haircut could easily be interpreted as “I hate your hair the way it is now,” the gift of a blowstyle simply says, “You

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deserve to be pampered.” if you really want to score some points, why not throw in a hair or scalp conditioning treatment? Scalp and hair treatments are essential during the dry winter months. They are quick and easy these days and in most cases don’t require any added time to your blowstyle appointment. Well this is where I say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. Lots of great new stuff coming out next year and I’m looking forward to telling you all about them. Stay gorgeous and love your hair. This Divo is out!

Mark Hasche and Peter DeRosa, stylists and owners of PeterMark Salon in Delray Beach, have a combined total of over twenty years of professional hairstyling experience. They have styled celebrities, appeared on TV shows, are nationally and internationally trained, and travel the country teaching a variety of classes to professional stylists. Before coming to Delray Beach, they owned and operated a highly successful salon in Pompano Beach for nine years. PeterMark Salon is located at 12 NE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach 561-265-6763. Follow us on twitter @petermarksalon, and facebook at PeterMark Salon.


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special feature ║ diamonds east international

Sparkle and Shimmer at

Diamonds East International

This Holiday Season…

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There’s no better time of the year to shop for jewelry than now. Who doesn’t feel full of holiday spirit while searching for that special gift for a loved one or to even bring home a treat for themselves as well. It’s definitely a fun time of the year; however there are those that can be overwhelmed with long shopping lists.

At Diamonds East International, Santa’s helpers are “making a list and checking it twice!” They carry many timeless pieces that can accommodate anyone’s unique taste. “No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season, here at Diamonds East we have that special something for everyone

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on your holiday list. Whether it’s a timeless piece of jewelry, or a luxurious timepiece you will be sure find that special gift for your loved ones here” said owner Ken Mordechai. Indulge your thoughts on the following list of suggestions for your loved ones from Diamond’s East… Pictured left to right are Liz, Robert, Samantha and Ken

Starting with grandmothers, pearls are always a favorite and never go out of style. The elegance of a strand of pearls will complement anyone’s sophisticated style. If she is a modern day grandma, we have new and trendy items to suit her ageless style along with vintage jewelry for those of a more sentimental nature. I do not know any daughter who doesn’t love the bling! Diamond stud earrings or any pendant type necklace will dazzle your girl at any age. My daughter was only 9-months old when she received her first pair of diamond stud earrings. She is now 30 years old and still wears them today. Priceless and timeless! The holidays are a wonderful time to express love and gratitude to all those well deserving wives and mothers out there. It doesn’t matter what century we are in, diamonds have always been a girl’s best friend. How about a new tennis bracelet, necklace or some gorgeous earrings such as diamond studs or diamond hoops to enhance that


holiday hairstyle and ring in the New Year! For all the men where time is always of utmost importance, there are many timepieces both pre-owned and new. Choose from Swiss timepiece brands such as Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Patek Philippe, IWC, Jaeger La Coulter and many more. Diamonds East also carries a wide variety of styles for women as well. Cufflinks are also a great comeback item for the sophisticated man. Don’t forget that men of all ages can also enjoy a necklace, bracelet or ring. Many men that I know have numerous designer watch collections on private display in their homes that are readily available to serve as a classy accessory to suit the mood of the day. Diamonds East International’s watch collections have many styles to choose from such as sporty, contemporary or more formal. For those with limited budgets, no worries here. At Diamonds East, the savings on both pre-owned and even the new jewelry is second to none. Again, I will use the expression, “Out with the old and in with the new!” Remember to check your collection of forgotten jewelry which could include rings, necklaces, watches and more. If you are you no longer wearing any of these pieces, think about the possibility of restoring, updating or trading in. It could be a great gift for yourself or to use as a personalized and sentimental gift to pass down to a loved one.

“Holiday gifts do not have to always be brand new. We can update or replace missing stones in existing pieces in order to revive a sentimental treasure back to life.” said owner Ken Mordechai. Luxury goods at Diamonds East are always offered at great prices because of their ability to purchase these items at wholesale prices. This allows the store to pass the savings to their clients on all custom made jewelry, their collection of pre-owned Swiss timepieces and more. All jewelry sold by Diamonds East International is guaranteed and

repaired at no additional cost to the customer. Diamonds East is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for both Benchmark and Rubber B Official. “Benchmark wedding rings are crafted to perfect form, shape and purpose. Every angle has been designed from a concept, and built to perfection. The final presentation is only a mere reflection of the extraordinary manufacturing Benchmark possesses which has taken years to develop and perfect. Coupled with Benchmark’s outstanding Lifetime Guar-

antee, these rings will always uphold the appearance they were built to have.” “Rubber B is the ultimate strap for Rolex. These “vulcanized rubber” straps come in a variety of colors in order to enhance the quality and beauty of many Rolex watches. Diamonds East offers a complimentary installation of any Rubber B strap purchased at their store.” On behalf of Ken Mordechai and the entire staff at Diamonds East International, they wish you and yours a happy, healthy, memorable holiday season. They also look forward to assisting you with all your jewelry needs in the New Year! Diamonds East International is located at 4251 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-353-3278 (west side of Federal Hwy in the Sanctuary Plaza, one block north of Spanish River Blvd.) Visit their website at:: http://www.diamondseast.com” www. diamondseast.com, “Like” them on Facebook follow them on Instagram@diamondseast in order to keep up with all the new arrivals.

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special feature ║ PURO’S CIGAR

PURO’S CIGAR Five Years And Going Strong By diane feen

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Everyone says the same thing about Lisbeth and Eduardo Garcia of Puro’s Cigar Shop. The young and old, conservative or liberal, plumber or surgeon they all agree that the Garcia’s are the nicest people on the planet.

And after attending their 5th anniversary soiree we can honestly say it’s not hyperbole, it’s true. As a way of celebrating their successful cigar business, Eduardo, Lisbeth and Jesus held their annual fête that included a barbeque and festive party. There was a white tent in the parking lot (with gold chandelier) music, dancing and a delicious barbeque prepared by friends J.C. and Miguel. Long tables gave everyone a chance to sit together and savor the feeling of friendship. It is this camaraderie - and the good vibes - that keeps regulars like Ray Sayour coming back to Puro’s. “I’ve been coming here for five years and I’m here almost every day for a cigar. Eduardo and Lisbeth are sweethearts. They treat you like family, they always remember my birthday and when I needed help a while ago Eduardo was there for me,” said the sales manager for the healthcare industry. Jerry Abrams, who lives in Delray, feels the same way about Puro’s and its founders. The extremely fit octogenarian stops by Puro’s a few times a month and relishes the male bonding that takes place. “Puro’s has a great selection of cigars and the owners treat you so well. Some days I sit outside with the men and we talk about all kinds of things, except for politics or religion. You meet the most interesting people here – some are executives, others are plumbers or doctors, but we have interesting conversations,” said Abrams, who came to the party with his wife of 57 years, Phylliss. To add to the festivity of the night, prizes were raffled off by daughter Herlis. Alberto

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Co- owner Eduardo Garcia proudly welcomes a huge crowd to the party

Co-owners Edwardo & LISBETH share a hug in the center of festivies of BBQ and dancing

won a gift basket filled with a bottle of wine, cigars, a hat, shirt, ashtray and cigar holder, and Robbie Hammond, a private chef, won a Devon & Jones shirt with fashion crest. Hammond goes to Puro’s to smoke great cigars and socialize with the other patrons. “I like the fact that this is not a chain and the

Edwardo with daughter Harlis and son Javier in the cigar shop

owners are so nice. When I am here it feels like the good old days when shop owners were your friends. There’s also a sense of fellowship with the guys who come here, we share our experiences.” Hammond isn’t the only one who feels part of the extended Garcia family. Marc


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Tremblay and wife Natasha came from Montreal for the Puro’s 5th anniversary party. They met five years ago when Marc was on vacation in Delray and stopped in to buy a cigar. “This is the best place to smoke a cigar. Everyone talks to each other and it’s a unique friendly place. Eduardo even came to our wedding,” said Marc. Lisbeth had another reason to be happy that night. The Garcia’s have been waiting five years for a delivery of the Arturo Fuente Opus X Cigars. Known as one of the highest rated cigar brands, the Opus X has a rich robust flavor and is now available at Puro’s. The cigar business was never in the master plan for the Garcia family. Legend has it that Eduardo was in the restaurant business in Canada and New York and Lisbeth was in real estate in Miami. They wanted to open a restaurant but the right location never turned up. So they immersed themselves in the cigar business and learned about the industry. Let’s just say a lot of people are pretty happy about that decision. “I love the fact that Puro’s is a family owned business and that the Garcia’s started this business themselves. When you come here you feel the warmth and friendliness of everyone. They are like family to me and that is why they will always get my business,” adds Sayour. There are other reasons for the success of Puro’s. Their cigars are well priced and they have a popular private label brand as well. When you buy a box of cigars – or a bundle – you also get a discount. On top of that Eduardo has been known to make terrific Espresso and is a friend to all. Puro’s is cozy and intimate with natural wood interior and they have a European-style outdoor patio where everyone congregates. They also have the best cigar brands in the business - Padron, Ashton, The Griffin’s, Montecristo, Arturo Fuente, Romeo y Julieta, Rocky Patel, My Father Cigars and more. They also sell pipe tobacco in different flavors and blends, as well as lighters, humidors and cigar accessories. If you want soda, sparkling water, coffee, tea or iced tea they sell that too. But it’s their exemplary customer service (and selection of cigars) that has everyone charmed. “A lot of our customers like coming here because it’s homey and friendly. It’s not only the cigars, but the energy – we give from our hearts,” said Lisbeth. Eduardo agrees. “You may come in as a customer but when you leave you’re part of our family.” PURO’S CIGAR 777 East Atlantic Ave. Suite C3 Delray Beach, 33483 561-278-6118 Puro’s is open seven days a week

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special feature ║ FOOTCANDY DELRAY BEACH

Amidst the walls of shoes!

FOOTCANDY DELRAY BEACH Shoes For All Seasons And Reasons By diane feen

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Shannon Boueri is to shoes what Sotheby’s is to the art world. She knows that beautiful shoes are like jewelry and have the power to cast a spell over you. She also knew that Delray Beach needed a savvy shoe store that catered to women who understood the inherent beauty of footwear.

That is the reason you can find her most days in her Footcandy Delray Beach store. This emporium of good taste for feet is quite different than your average shoe store. The reason is simple – the shoes are veritable showpieces that Cinderella would have left the castle for. There are silver sandals with ankle straps and rhinestone trim (by Stuart Weitzman) and Jimmy Choo platform booties in black suede with mesh. To get a lower perspective on the high life check out the black suede Kate Spade pumps with Swarovski diamond crystals on the toe. And if you are navigating through rough water (or plan a trip to Maine or New York) Footcandy Delray Beach has stunning boots. Stuart Weitzman has a classic black boot with quilted leather front and elasticized back that will fit the bill for Florida’s cooler temperatures.

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“I have shoes for all walks of life,” said Shannon, “We carry evening shoes, sandals, flats, high heels, mid heels and platform shoes. Some women think we only have very high heels but that’s not true. We have flats and lower heels that are classic, yet unique for anyone.” Nancy Dockerty found that out firsthand. She drove by this South of the Avenue shoe store one day and noticed large picture windows adorned with shoes. But they were not just any shoes. “Every pair of shoes I have purchased at Footcandy Delray Beach I have never seen anywhere else. I bought the high heel Taxi Cab shoe by Kate Spade and a pair of navy and tan animal print shoes with a bow by Tory Burch. The prices are great and everywhere I go I get compliments.” That is music to Shannon’s ears. She loves it

Owner, Shannon Boueri with some of the New Arrivals for Fall


when her customers have the same reverence for beautiful shoes as she does. And to a shoe lover it’s a secret rite of passage that rivals great ceremonies. That’s why the shelves at Footcandy are stocked with unique pieces of undeniable fashionista gold. If you are a more conservative and want something simple or classic they have that too. The Footcandy private label brand has colorful platform shoes, patent leather flip flops and espadrille wedge heels in every color of the rainbow. They also have something that you can’t find at the Mall. “You get a level of intimacy here that you can’t get at a large store. People come here and want to talk. I’m like a shoe therapist, I listen to what people need and I share my experiences,” said Shannon. What is also enticing at this retail shoe fest are their terrific sales. Right now you can score a faux fur animal print platform sandal with lattice trim at a 50 percent discount. There are neon platform shoes on sale and a host of other classic and classy shoes from designers like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Sales like this are rare in many stores. “At big retail stores you only have one shot to pick up sale shoes, but here we have shoes on sale all the time. The prices are great and it’s the perfect option for the person who wants to stay on trend.” You don’t have to tell that to Kimberley Trombly-Burmeister. The fundraiser for The Delray Beach Public Library is a big fan of Footcandy. “Footcandy is a really beautiful store and the shoes are over the top amazing. The customer service is terrific and is geared toward each customer. I bought their black and white Stuart Weitzman shoes with rhinestones and tear drop pearls. I wore them for my 50th birthday party. I call them my Stunning and timeless pieces for Fall from Jimmy Choo “Sex and the City” shoes.” Shannon and Kimberley are also linked on another level. Just recently Shannon donated five pair of designer shoes for the Delray Public Library fundraiser, “Girls, Pearls, Hats & Heels.” Shannon also hosted a private after-party at the store for those on the committee. “I enjoy being able to help charities that are important to me. I also donated shoes for the Women of Grace Luncheon to benefit the Bethesda Hospital Foundation.” There is something else new at Footcandy Delray – and her name is Lynn. She not only covets these spectacular shoes but understands their enviable worth in the eyes of a fashionistia. “These shoes are like works of art. You don’t need a lot of jewelry when you wear them because they become the accent piece. If you’re a modern bride you can also wear them to your wedding,” said Lynn. If you haven’t been to this glorious shoe store, check it out. It’s just South of Atlantic Avenue and has large picture windows that act as a frame to celebrate each shoe’s magnificence. Footcandy Delray Beach 104 S.E. First Street (South of Atlantic Avenue) Delray Beach - 561-278-5545 www.facebook.com/FootcandyDelrayBeach

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special feature ║ CARMEL REAL ESTATE

CARMEL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE & MANAGEMENT, INC Keeps Growing

loft office for Lease with 4200 sq ft. the property owners have all of the necessary permits to finish the space off according to the Tenants needs.

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It may take a village to do a lot of things, but when it comes to selling, buying and managing real estate, it takes hard work, smarts and dedication.

It is those qualities that have catapulted Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. to the forefront of the commercial real estate business. But it wasn’t just luck that helped create their growth; it has been a steady climb with a great group of “team players.” Like a sports team the people who make up Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. have different experience and expertise making them a cohesive entity with the skills to meet the needs (and challenges) of clients in every spectrum of commercial real estate. Take Nichole Carosella for example. She has been the property manager of Park Ten

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Business Park since 2008 and is known as someone who makes things happen. She is a commercial leasing expert, skilled construction manager and commercial property maintenance manager. When tenants have a problem all they have to do is make a call (or visit) Nichole’s office and very quickly the problem is solved. Perhaps that is the reason that Park Ten Business Park is fully leased. But Carosella, who is a commercial real estate broker, doesn’t take all the credit for the growth and success of Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. “I work with wonderful educated profession-

al ladies that are each unique in their expertise in the real estate industry. They go above and beyond the norm to help clients and work long hours to make sure things go right.” One partner, who is known as a good negotiator and multi-million dollar producer, is Christina Morrison. In 2013 Morrison was the winner of the Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award and is a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Realtors and the Florida Realtors Commercial Alliance. Morrison feels that catering to her clients’ needs is of utmost importance and is working (with her team) to further develop the Delray Commerce Corridor (which is Linton Blvd to SW 10 Street between I95 and Federal Hwy). Morrison represents investors and portfolio management companies and is on the front line helping charities and community organizations.


Another member of the Carmel Team (and partner) is Florida born and bred Alessandra Bianchini. Bianchini is a commercial real estate attorney with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law with a focus on land use and sustainable development. She is also a certified LEED® Green Associate and has expertise in building restoration as well. To further round out the team is Laura E. Rolinc, who works with investors to purchase (or lease) commercial or residential real estate. “I like to listen to my client’s needs and wants and put them in the right property. It may take time but I make sure clients get what is right for them,” said Rolinc, who has sold hotels, motels, restaurants, lounges/bars and convention centers and is licensed in Arizona and Florida. If you’re looking to do commercial leasing, property management or investor residential sales call on Valerie Enlow. The Palm Beach County native started out investing and renovating real estate and has the experience to make sure investor properties are leased and properly cared for. “I know what investors need to know and the numbers they need to make for good investments, especially in the 1031 exchange.” It’s easy to see why investors and land owners are drawn to the Carmel Commer-

cial Real Estate & Management, Inc. team. Together they have over 40 years of real estate experience and collectively they have the knowledge to help real estate investors (or would be investors) find the right investment property. Within the Delray Commerce Corridor (where their offices and Park Ten Business Park is located) there is currently one twoacre property left for sale. If you want to see the stellar results of the Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. team effort all you have to do is ask their clients. “The Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. staff are wonderful. Christina has found us tenants and has sold spaces – even in a down market. The team is hard working; they manage the property and collect the money. They are the best. I tried three other companies and Carmel is the best,” said Jerry Macera, owner and developer of Marlin Commerce Center in Lake Worth. Meredith R. Griffin also raves about Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. “They have amazing experience. Laura went above and beyond helping me find property. I had her jumping through hoops but her excellent knowledge of the real estate market saved me from making bad decisions.”

Clients such as Macera and Griffin are only a small sample of those impressed with the work ethic and attention to detail that make up the Carmel Commercial Real Estate & Management, Inc. team. Investors know the Carmel Team members make themselves available, return phone calls promptly, resolve problems efficiently, know how to handle build-outs and are adept in all facets of buying and selling real estate. That is the reason for their growth and their success – and also the reason they are looking to expand even more. “Although we are busy, we continue to look for new clients with sizeable portfolios who want to invest in (or sell) commercial real estate. We are specialists in Palm Beach County and cater to our clients’ needs. It is critical to find the right buyer and put them together with the right seller. We know how to do that. We also do a lot of marketing online and face to face. We just don’t wait for the phone to ring – we are proactive at all times,” said Carosella. Carmel Real Estate & Management, Inc. Commercial Real Estate Broker & Property Manager 1450 SW 10th Street Suite 8 Delray Beach, FL 33444 Office: 561-921-4188 http://www.carmelre.com

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special feature ║ An Insider’s Guide to the Holidays

An Insider’s Guide to the

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The holiday season is upon us. Yes the year has flown by and now we don’t know where it went, but the good news is this: Delray Beach is always a great place to spend the holidays. But while the calendar is teeming with cool events and activities we know that can cut both ways. So in an effort to help you navigate the holiday season we offer five tips to get the most out your Atlantic Ave holiday season.

Book early. If you want to spend New Year’s at your favorite Delray restaurant you are not alone. So we advise getting your reservations early if possible to avoid disappointment. That goes for Christmas as well. If you have small children and want to have breakfast with Santa, book early because Santa is a very popular guy around these parts. We recommend you monitor www.downtowndelraybeach.com for events, information and to make reservations.

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Consider a stay-cation. Delray is home to several delightful hotels. Why not act like a tourist and stay downtown? You may pay a little premium but you’ll save on gas and be able to walk to all the stores and restaurants. After your retail therapy, consider a spa package to relax and then dinner and a night out at one of Delray’s 130 eateries and nightclubs.

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Shop local. For several years running we have challenged ourselves to do all of our holiday shopping downtown. It’s a fun endeavor, you’ll discover stores you didn’t know exist and you will be supporting your local economy. Gift certificates to our many spas and service providers are always good ideas. Pineapple Grove has a lot of unique shops and service providers, of course the Avenue is teeming with options and also make sure to visit the beach district which has an array of cute little shops with lots of Delray themed merchandise.


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The Must Sees. If you have to limit yourself to the must attend events, we recommend the following: The annual lighting of the 100 foot tree on December 4 at approximately 6 p.m. But while that’s when the lighting occurs you’ll want to get there early to beat the traffic, secure a parking spot and a good vantage point for the lighting, which is always spectacular. Look for Santa to arrive via helicopter, lots of music and a big crowd of locals and visitors alike. A great place to mingle and get a first glimpse inside the 100 foot tree. After the lighting, stay downtown for a holiday themed “On the Ave” from 6 to 10 p.m. The event runs on East Atlantic Ave from Swinton Ave to 5th Ave(the avenue will be closed for the event). Enjoy music, art, food and entertainment. Our other can’t miss recommendation is the annual Holiday Parade. This year’s parade is set for December 13 at 6 p.m. on East Atlantic Avenue beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Department. The theme is “Holiday Movies.” Trust us, when we say that the parade is truly spectacular. We advise getting downtown early to either get a seat on a sidewalk café or a nice spot on the curb. Bands, local organizations and businesses go all out for this event. Parking can be found at the county courthouse and library garage for $5 as well as various lots and garages downtown. If you want to feel truly Floridian, head to the Intracoastal Waterway (Veterans Park is ideal) and take in the annual BoyntonDelray Holiday Boat Parade also set for December 13 at 6:30 p.m. View a plethora of decorated boats and nautical Santa’s as they cruise the intracoastal.

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Consider Giving. If you want to get into the holiday spirit please consider giving this season to those less fortunate. The Police Department and local businesses team up for the annual Holiday toy drive which collects new, unwrapped toys for children who otherwise wouldn’t get a gift. Drop off points are local businesses all over town and the Police Department.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

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special feature ║ Putt’n Around

Putt’n Around

Not your ordinary mini golf experience By nicol jenkins

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As you stroll along the 36-hole course, fun and a friendly, competitive mini golf game are not the only excitement that can be found around every corner.

Diesel says, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Surprisingly, life size bronze statues, a botanical garden with rare plants, waterfalls, and during the holidays, Santa and Frosty, can be discovered at this one-of-a-kind mini golf oasis in Delray Beach, ‘Putt’n Around’. This family owned and operated mini golf course and sports bar is the vision of Elise Johnson and her sons, Daniel and Nicholas. The owners have put Putt’n Around on the map as an oasis in the City of Delray Beach, where locals and visitors of all ages flock for a day or night of entertainment. “Anyone can come and play mini golf at Putt’n Around. From families, young teens, people in their 30’s for date night, grandma and grandpa with their grandchildren, tourists and college kids, it’s for everyone,” says Daniel, beaming with pride as he walks

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around the tropical mini golf course. The idea for opening a mini golf course was actually sparked while the family was at an event on Atlantic Avenue and couldn’t help but notice the long lines of children eagerly waiting to play mini golf on the portable course. The rest is history… However, the Johnson family didn’t want to just open your typical mini golf course. Just one glance and you’ll immediately see that Putt’n Around isn’t your run of the mill mini golf experience. You won’t find the cliché wind mills or clowns here. Putt’n Around in Delray Beach is a destination for all that’s entertainment and much more than mini golf. With 36 holes and two different 18-hole courses, Putt’n Around has something for every interest. On the Ocean’s

course, you’ll be enchanted by bronze fish statues, waterfalls and a magical mermaid. On the Everglades course, you might find quite a few bird statues and of course, life-like alligators. During the month of December, Putt’n Around turns into a winter wonderland complete with over 50,000 lights, Santa, reindeer and holiday cheer for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Their golf cart and Santa can also be spotted at many of the holiday events on the Avenue and donating toys to local families who would otherwise go without. A breathtaking, award winning botanical garden with over 800 different plants also awaits mini golfers at Putt’n Around. The two courses each have a specific plant theme. The Ocean course is home to tropical plants and various plants you would see by the beach. While, the Everglades course has Flipper and his friends ask you to join in Holiday golf!


Elise is confident that she might finally beat Daniel!

plants that are native to the Everglades. You can watch a rare 500-year-old rose bush called the Confederate Rose change colors from white to pink to red. Or smell the aroma of the Chanel Number 5 tree while in bloom. Children and seniors visit the botanical garden for educational field trips to learn about the wildlife and vegetation. Putt’n Around isn’t just child entertainment… You can drink your favorite beer and wine while playing a game of mini golf. Their friendly staff delivers the drinks to the hole so you don’t have to stop your game! “We were the first mini-golf course to serve beer and wine on the course in the U.S. and now there are a dozen. All you have to do is call us up, the number is on the scorecard and we will bring the drinks to you,” says Daniel. They also offer an indoor air-conditioned entertainment area with a sports bar stocked with over 49 different brews, such as the Floridian from Funky Buddha Brewery; in addition to changing taps every week so there is always a new beer to try out! Their newest addition is a kitchen fully stocked with tasty snacks, pizza, pretzels, ice cream and hot dogs. Also be sure to stop by for their Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm. What a deal… it’s $2.50 off a game and $1 off a beverage making it less than $10 for beer and a game of golf! Also, from 10 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday is their Morning Special, you can save big by playing 36 holes for the price of 18 ($9.85 tax included). Another amazing special they offer is Senior Tuesday’s, 50+ years of age can play a round of golf for only $7.69! “We want to be a destination where people want to hang out. Our entire staff has been here since we opened and that says a lot about our business,” says Elise. “I want anyone who comes in to think that this is the best mini golf experience they have ever had. The mini golf business was suffering but with us adding the beer and wine and botanical garden experience, we started to make it popular again,” added Daniel. The town of Delray Beach has been supportive of the local business and the owners and staff at Putt’n Around continue to bring unique entertainment for residents and visitors of all ages. “We wanted a business in Delray; we wanted to bring jobs to Delray. This is our home, and it’s such a great small town community,” says Elise, “We have the same staff since its opened and it is a family owned place. We remember faces and always remember regulars when they come in. It’s family fun, that’s what we are.” “We are very unique for a mini-golf course. Delray Beach is a new, fun hip town and we complement each other,” added Daniel. Putt ‘N Around 350 NE 5th Ave - Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-450-6162 - www.puttnaround.net

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special feature ║ IN THE GROVE HAIR STUDIO

Superstar Hair Stylists Joe Ardagna And Whitney Smith Are Expanding

IN THE GROVE HAIR STUDIO By Diane Feen Photos by Melissa Korman

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It’s passion that drives both Joe Ardagna and Whitney Smith to be tops in their field. And it is respect that cements their relationship and partnership to such an enviable level.

Joe and Whitney standing in their new expanded salon

Joe and Whitney are both hair stylists and colorists with a penchant for making clients look and feel beautiful. It may sound trite, but when talking to their loyal clients you hear it time and time again. “Whitney blows out my hair three times a week and cuts and colors it. She is so talented. I have never met anyone who works harder to make her clients happy,” said Donna Paolino, a Delray real estate investor. Monica feels the same way about Joe. “Joe cuts, colors and styles my hair. He is such a master at what he does and he always knows what the best trend or color is for my hair. I always feel beautiful when I leave.”

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There’s a reason why Joe seems to be clairvoyant when it comes to his customer’s optimal beauty. He is always taking classes and keeping up with the latest trends for clients. “I am always thinking about my clients before they come in the salon. The reason is that my job is to make them feel and look beautiful. If there is a new color or style that I think will look good on them I suggest it,” said Joe, a board certified colorist who has been cutting, styling and coloring hair for over 30 years. Joe’s clients are quick to note that he listens to them and does what they want, but if they need a suggestion (or are suffering from

the blahs) he has the perfect solution. “Joe cuts and colors my hair and adds extensions that look beautiful and natural. He does what I want, but if I ask him for advice he always has the right answer. He has a sixth sense about hair and is incredibly professional. Everyone loves Joe,” said Susan Mirgon. The accolades for both Joe and Whitney are astounding. Clients like the way they play off each other and are happy to have two great minds in one space. This loyalty and respect from clients has resulted in the duo’s recent expansion of their shop at In the Grove Hair Studio. They now have double the space, a full-time assistant and a separate color room. “Our new European-style color room is in the round and has a great vibe to it. People get to sit with others (and interact) rather than sit alone facing a mirror.” Joe knew the moment he met Whitney that she had the “it” factor, and he was right. The beautiful statuesque blond is known for her caring heart and ability to transform clients. “Whitney is a miracle worker. She got my hair to grow and improved the health of it. She cuts and colors my hair and it looks amazing. You can tell that Whitney genuinely cares about her clients,” said Tara. Both Joe and Whitney know that artistry is part of the equation when cutting, styling and coloring hair or adding hair extensions (by Great Length Extensions). Both are quick to note a popular trend in hair color is “Color Melting, Sombre and Color blurring,” which is so natural it looks like the sun did it. They also accommodate client’s schedules when neces-


sary. “We can’t do enough for our clients,” said Joe. “If they need to come in on a Sunday or Monday we honor their special requests.” Whitney also takes this customer service kindness a step further by making fresh homemade apple butter for clients during the holidays. “I am thankful for where I am today and for the partnership I have with Joe. We pride ourselves on being one step ahead of others when it comes to trends in color, cutting and styling,” said Whitney who

Joe admiring Wendy’s stunning color

was born and raised in Delray. Stacey Spivack is one person who is glad that Joe saw Whitney’s golden touch. “I come two times a week to have Whitney blow out my hair. She also puts extensions in my hair that are so natural you would never know I have them. She got my hair in excellent condition after other people damaged it and now she keeps my hair looking great.” This dynamic duo is in perfect sync with the community and their clients. It shows in the respect their clients have for them and the distance they drive (or fly) to see them. Joe has one client who comes from Canada and another who came every few months from Maryland. “I used to have Joe cut and color my hair every few months even though I lived in Maryland. I relied on him, if he wasn’t so great I would have found someone in Washington, but he is the best,” said Mirgon. It’s easy to see why clients of Joe and Whitney clamor to have them cut, color, style and adds extensions to their hair. It’s also the reason they added extra space to meet the growing demand for their services. This is one team that is consistently scoring a winning goal.

Whitney French braiding Traci’s hair

In the Grove Hair Studio 215 NE 1st St. (in Pineapple Grove) Joe Ardagna - 603-994-2129 jardagna50@yahoo.com Whitney Smith 561-351-1617 wms.stylist@gmail.com

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special feature ║ ogk creative

OGK Creative

One of the fastest growing creative companies in South Florida sits down for a chat…

The fiery evening sky paints their faces, as well as the shops and restaurants surrounding them with a bright and beautiful orangish hue. The murmur of another big season approaches, and the team at OGK Creative is holding their daily brainstorming session in their agency courtyard. “The weather has been beautiful. Being out here in the courtyard helps us to clear our minds. We sit and talk about projects, exchange ideas, and sometimes…” laughs Chris Occhipinti, co-founder of OGK Creative “…we play corn hole.” Most days, OGK has their collaborative sessions in their “collab-lab”,—but today is a little different. They’re celebrating the transition into the final phase of a very big brand launch. “We’ve been working extra hard on launching a new rum out of Harbour Island in The Bahamas. Today we had a fantastic meeting with our partners and the client, and we’ve all decided to move full steam ahead into the final phase of the brand development and marketing implementation for the project”, says Chris. The group also went on to talk about how they’ve been working on several other big projects ranging from cigars, to dog food, to wine, to a few huge players in the medical and architectural fields. “We do a little bit of everything; which makes it a really cool place to work! We’re always thinking about and discussing something new! We’re constantly pushing ourselves to come up with fresh and thoughtful ways to approach a project” says Kristen Smeehuyzen, Art Director. “It’s exciting!”

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OGK is involved with many local, national, and international brands, all of which you can view on their portfolio website at ogkfolio.com. Other current projects include restaurants, fitness trainers, sporting events, beauty, fashion, therapy, recovery, technol-

The OGK Creative Crew (left to right: Chris Occhipinti, Brian Tipton, Roiby Gonzalez, Craig Kuperman, Kristen Smeehuyzen, and Butch!)

ogy, and real estate, to name a few. “We have a very diverse group of clients that we work with—and we love it that way”, says Craig Kuperman, also a co-founder at the company. “It just keeps things exciting, and keeps us thinking outside of just the

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Another day is winding down in Delray Beach, and the ave is a buzz with the usual suspects: bike riders, long boarders, tourists, dog walkers, joggers—people grabbing a quick slice.


normal one or two types of client most other agencies have down here in South Florida.” Chris added, “what really makes us different is that we cross breed our thinking. We utilize interesting and unique marketing characteristics and visual concepts from existing companies in completely different arenas—say music, technology, or surfing for example—and then marry them into our thinking as it pertains to the companies we’re currently working with to uncover strengths and weaknesses in our branding and marketing strategies”, he said. More clearly stated, the group employs an extremely broad “high in the sky birds-eyeview” approach when working with clients and brands in order to “keep the ball moving”, say Roiby Gonzalez, Senior Art Director. “It’s really easy to get stuck on a bad idea. Our team is extremely good at eliminating weak points in an idea or strategy, to harness only the stronger points making the result that much better”, says Gonzalez. “The trick is to not just simply key in on existing industry trends, or just simply follow the heard…”, says Craig Kuperman ”…but to really dig deep, and collaborate with our

clients [and each other] every single day, on every project—big and small. We like to understand our clients completely, and do our best to get it right the first time”, he said. “Ask any one of our clients about the relationship they have with us, and they’ll tell you it’s our approach, and our process. It’s just different. We have a very fresh way of thinking, and collaborating with our clients. We’ve never wanted to be just another design house that just says “yes, we do branding” just to get our foot in the door. We’ve always strived to be the absolute best at what we do”, says Brian Tipton, Creative Director. OGK is entering their fourth year as a group in 2015 and they’ve been building and expanding each and every single year since their inception in 2011. “The next few months are going to be very exciting with the launch of OGK Boost! We’re all ready to add another dimension to our social and online marketing offering”, says Craig. “We’ve been working diligently over the past few years to ensure that we lay the proper groundwork to get this new division off the ground”, he said. With OGK Boost, the group is looking to

Grabbing a bite and a beer at Sandbar on the beach! (l-r: Chris, Brian, Craig, Roiby, Kristen)

expand their capabilities by “bringing inhouse” the right people and tools to create even more powerful brands with a muchmuch-larger reach! So, what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in learning more about what this group has to offer, do yourself a favor and stop by the corner of Bronson and Atlantic Ave. and get the conversation going! OGK Creative 1200 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach 33483 (561) 450-6721 www.ogkfolio.com

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special feature ║ dr. laurence E. fendrich

What Does Your Smile Say About Your Age? By Dr. Laurence E. Fendrich

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We all want to push back the clock, but before you elect to go under the knife or get injected, take a look at how your smile measures up. Do you have a healthy, youthful smile or are your teeth adding years to your face?

The color and brightness of your teeth, the strength of your tooth enamel, the health of your gums and the overall shape and alignment of your teeth are paramount to maintaining a youthful appearance. The impression you make with your smile impacts how others see you, and more importantly, how you see yourself. In fact, a study conducted by oral hygiene company Oral-B found that “white teeth can make you appear five years younger and increase your attractiveness by 20 percent.” All without going under the knife. A 2013 survey conducted by The Mirror newspaper of London revealed that “58 percent of men notice a woman’s teeth first when judging whether they fancy them.” Whatever age you are, a beautiful smile ups your attraction factor to the opposite sex significantly. Some of us have taken measures to look after our teeth and gums over the years and the results are a healthy, vibrant and youthful smile. But many people have avoided looking after their dental health, altogether, which can result in a declined overall appearance. And apart from keeping up appearances, an unhealthy smile can also affect the quality of your life according to a June 25, 2012 article published in Psychology Today. The article states that “each time you smile you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness.” It goes on to state, “The feel good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released when a smile flashes across your face as well. This not only relaxes your body, but it can lower

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your heart rate and blood pressure.” So those who are insecure about their smile and avoid smiling are actually shortchanging themselves both psychologically and physiologically. The good news is, before you allow a plastic surgeon to reach for the scalpel or the Botox needle, going to the dentist for smile rejuvenation can turn back the clock , significantly, with much less of a time commitment and with less risk or pain. The two most significant factors that typically keep people from the dentist – fear and finances – can easily be addressed. With advancements in moderate IV sedation dentistry, something that is commonly used in my practice, complete smile rejuvenation can often be achieved without pain and discomfort, in one restful visit, and in as little as a few hours. Financing is also available for patients who qualify, making smile rejuvenation more attainable than ever before. Each smile rejuvenation is as unique as each patient. Porcelain veneers, full mouth reconstruction, crowns, dental implants and anything else that is needed can turn an aged smile into an ageless one. As we get older we have a decreased salivary flow which leaves us more susceptible to tooth decay, as well as the breakdown of old tooth restorations. As teeth get older, they get

darker; they get discolored. I have seen smile rejuvenation peel off ten or twenty years in many of my patients. People may not remember your eye color or your designer clothes, but your smile makes a lasting impression. Laurence E. Fendrich, DMD, is a dentist with offices in New York City (dentistonmadison.com) and in Lighthouse Point, FL (dentalsedationgroup.com). Follow him on Twitter @ DentistOnMad and Facebook.com/ MadisonAvenueDentistry


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special feature ║ the hollywood peel

Look Years Younger and just like the Celebrities with

The Hollywood Peel By nicol jenkins

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And with the help of ‘The Hollywood Peel’ and its owner Laura Myers, you will be getting a lot of amazed responses, such as ‘You look amazing!’ and ‘I thought you were much younger.’ Why not brighten your skin and build collagen with ‘The Hollywood Peel’... The take home kit is filled with powerful packed Peptides and has no down time and fast results! Laura Myers, a licensed esthetician and owner of The Hollywood Peel, offers an in house treatment peel in her Delray Beach office. The deep medical Hollywood

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When people ask your age, you want them to think you are much younger… peel focuses on the areas of your face, neck, and hands. And it’s fast acting with amazing results in just 25 minutes. Plus, it has no down time on her clients’ face, neck and back of their hands where aging shows. “This is not a facial that you get at a spa. It’s all about real results. This is medical grade, a deep fruit acid peel and you get results. With the peel, it removes all dry skin, helps with acne, cools down and hydrates,” said Myers. Myers also offers a take home maintenance treatment box called The Hol-

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lywood Peel. This take home kit only has two products and these two amazing products are all you need for real and lasting results! Why do women spend money on 4 or 5 products? When just 2 is all you need for younger looking skin! The take home maintenance kit removes the dead dull aging skin first with the AHA Fruit Acid (leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse off, and then apply the ALL in one cream). This Potent Packed Peptide cream with Hyaluronic Acid is your day/night/under eye/moisturizer - all in one amazing cream. This Peptide cream is faster and safer than Retinol and a lot stronger than Vitamin C, yet safe for all skin types without irritation. What are you waiting for? Call today and start looking your Hollywood Best! The Hollywood Peel reduces wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, discolored skin, dry skin, sun-damaged skin, acne, large pores, plus builds collagen and hydrates skin. The best part is it’s in a retail take home box. Why use The Hollywood Peel? This special formula combines two most effective anti-aging ingredients- Peptides and Glycolic Acid. All the ingredients include: Peptides, face cream, facial AHA, Acid Peel, and 15% Glycolic. The potent 15% Glycolic Acid exfoliates the surface layer of your skin making it look smoother and younger by promoting healthy cell growth to replace the dead skin cells. The Potent Peptide Cream is faster and safer than Retinol and builds collagen and reduces wrinkles. It also contains Hyaluronic


Acid to moisturize your skin. So, this means instant results and no redness! “I want my clients to have an all over youthful look. I get to know them and see what they are trying to accomplish,” said Myers. All of her clients agree that they have seen amazing results after using The Hollywood Peel and it shows in their Before & After pictures. “It’s anti-aging all the way. I recommend hitting it hard with a deep peel and then doing the maintenance. Also, it is Paraben Free, fragrance free, and it is safe for all skin types,” said Myers, adding, “No one wants to age. The Hollywood Peel makes a big difference.” Laura Myers created The Hollywood Peel. “I am an ex-flight attendant who was told that skin care was easy but had to use all these products and was not getting results. I decided to become a licensed esthetician to educate women and to give them real results. I don’t want to overload them with products. With The Hollywood Peel, they will get these results. And they can’t get it

Laura treating a client in tranquil setting over looking Pineapple grove

anywhere else but my Delray Beach location and selected boutiques and salons,” said Myers. See Laura Myers today to get your deep peel results and then go home and get your maintenance. There’s only two products; it’s so easy and has such great results!

You can’t get The Hollywood Peel anywhere else! It is so simple and results are visible after just one treatment! The Hollywood Peel 140 NE 2nd AVE, Suite 27, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (in the My Salon building next to Hyatt Place in Pineapple Grove.) 561-827-2423

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special feature ║ SEMA car show

A Gearhead’s Grand Dream By Skip Sheffield

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“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” goes the old saying. The annual SEMA car show is a notable exception. The vehicles, goods, information and services displayed at Las Vegas Convention Center go all over the world.

including Chevrolet’s new Corvettes and Camaros and Ford’s Mustangs and Police Pursuit vehicles. I am most interested in vintage cars and motorcycles, and there were plenty on display. You don’t have to be a member of SEMA to attend next year’s show November 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, but you do have to register as a legitimate automotive professional or member of the press. Go to www.SEMAShow.com for more information.

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata race car

Founded in 1963, SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association. Its yearly show, held November 4-7 this year, is the largest show of its kind in the world. It attracted more than 60,000 people from 100 countries. You can’t buy a ticket to the show. It is a trade-only venue for professional car dealers, custom and restoration shops, race car teams, accessory manufacturers and media. I got an admission badge from my young friend Kevin Haeberle, 32. Haeberle had four cars in the show, customized and painted by him at a Santa Barbara, CA shop. Kevin invited me to surprise his father Carl, a former Boca Raton resident whom I befriended when we were both 13. Carl likes to blame me for infecting him with the car bug. Carl has owned a couple of antique cars (his current is a ’64 Chevy Nova) and he worked in a British car restoration shop before becoming a “rocket scientist” for Raytheon aerospace corporation. SEMA attendees filled the major hotels along the Las Vegas “Strip.” The best way to

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get to the show is via the Monorail, which has seven stops along the strip. Waiting in line at the MGM Grand Station reminded me of Disney World, with a line that snaked and curled deceptively. It took about 45 minutes to finally get on the train. It was worth it for the look of surprise on Carl’s face when I met him and Kevin at the Convention Center entrance. I thought Kevin was exaggerating when he said it takes all four days and 40 miles of walking to cover the whole show. He was not! Overwhelming is the best way to describe the SEMA show. Car builders and restorers have their best work on display. Accessory vendors often have pretty girls or celebrities to draw attention. Mario Andretti signed autographs. Billy Gibbs of ZZ Top introduced the group’s newest hot rod. Car builder Chip Foose is a celebrity in his own right. If you have a favorite automotive-related reality TV show, more like than not the hosts were there. Educational seminars are held, and outside on a track, race car drivers put their iron to the test. Free rides are offered by manufacturers,

Honest Charley rat rod from America’s second oldest speed shop, Chatanooga, TN Restored ‘53 Ford Ranch Wagon with modern drivetrain

chopper Harley and vintage Whizzer custom


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special feature ║ 2014

2014: A Look Back

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It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is coming to a close. We take a look at the top six issues of the year and next month will preview the issues and trends to look for in 2015.

A Piece of History Sells-- The sale of the Sundy House to Hudson Holdings was the biggest real estate deal in downtown Delray in over a decade at over $20 million, showing the strong belief that investors have in the city. The Sundy House is said to be the oldest

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house in Delray (some claim the distinction belongs to the Cathcart House which was also included in the deal) and was the home of Delray’s first mayor. Now a restaurant and small inn featuring magnificent gardens, the Sundy House holds a special place in Delray’s history.

Plans call for an expansion of the inn into more of a boutique hotel and the addition of significant retail to bring downtown’s growth south and west of East Atlantic Avenue. The plans have delighted and angered residents on both sides of the growth divide with some worried about losing the historic nature

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of the property and the Old School Square Historic Arts District, and others excited by the possibilities of jobs and cleaning up some blighted properties. Hudson Holdings’ principals say is not an either/or proposition. They believe that they can keep the charm and make the properties economically sustainable with their plan. An Impressive Debut-- The 2014 election brought the newest commissioner Jordana Jarjura to the dais and the rookie has impressed long time Delray political watchers with her smarts, preparation and political independence. Jarjura angered some with her support for Sundy House’s plans but also delighted those who admired her ability to stand up for what she believes in. On issues large and small she has distinguished herself with tough and detailed questioning making her a local elected official to watch, and a clear leader on the commission often casting the deciding vote. A Red Hot Market-- Real Estate continued to sizzle especially downtown and in some “close in” neighborhoods including Lake Ida, Palm Trail and the beach. Downtown prices have reached $1,000 a square foot with the landmark George proper-

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ties housing The Green Owl and Huber’s Drugs listed for a whopping $21.5 million. Homes in Lake Ida which sold for $300s-$400s a short while ago are now well over a million with some listed for $2 million plus. The rental market is also hot, with some properties in downtown Delray renting for $5,000-$8,000 a month. Recovery issues take precedence-- The issue of sober houses continued to rage in Delray in 2014 with efforts still under way to find a legal means of controlling their business practices and proliferation. While the issue isn’t new, the heat surrounding the topic is hotter than ever. Crime-- Crime continues to be a concern in 2014 with a rash of shootings concentrated in neighborhoods near West Atlantic Avenue. An incident in the Marina Historic District stoked fears and prompted residents to organize and demand more police protection. New Chief Jeff Goldman has responded with strategies designed to increase dialogue between residents and officers. Under his leadership officers are out and about and connecting with residents reviving a strategy that worked wonders in the 90s.

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Entrepreneurship takes root-2014 saw a rash of new entrepreneurs asserting themselves with events and new businesses. Start Up Delray and Next Delray are just some of the efforts underway to organize and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem. But entrepreneurial thinking is not limited to business, civic and cultural entrepreneurs are emerging as well. Human Powered Delray, Wellfest and a Rising Tides task force have formed to tackle walkability, healthy lifestyles and climate change. The Arts Garage pioneered a successful model in Delray and has expanded its operations to Pompano Beach, and the nascent Artists’s Alley community has developed a brand and a niche in a short period of time. Will entrepreneurship flower or wilt? That depends on whether the city can encourage the development of more amenities attractive to millennials, who also need office space downtown and want more restaurants, retail and housing options in what has become the region’s most desirable downtown. In January, we will take a look at the issues and trends to watch for in 2015.

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special feature ║ delray beach center for the arts at Old school square

SO MUCH HAPPENING IN DECEMBER! A CHORUS LINE takes the stage December 5-14

Delray Beach Center for the Arts will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2015, and what better way to ramp up to this milestone than presenting its first-ever, co-produced musical in the Crest Theatre! The Center will, literally, “kick off” the 25th anniversary with A CHORUS LINE, produced in partnership with MNM Productions. With 12 performances and 23 cast members, this show is ONE SINGULAR SENSATION! A CHORUS LINE is directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, with musical direction by Evan Farrar. Not only did Ms. Smith appear in A CHORUS LINE on Broadway, she is one of only a handful of choreographers personally entrusted by Director/Choreographer Michael Bennett to carry on his original vision.

Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents KOJO PRINCE and VIC DIBITETTO.

COMEDY CLUB at the Vintage gym welcomes Kojo Prince on December 11th at 8 p.m. Selfdescribed as “silly and superficial, yet satisfying… extremely energetic and animated,” it is often said that you burn calories just by watching him perform! MAIN STAGE COMEDY at the Crest Theatre welcomes Vic DiBitetto on December 17th at 8 p.m. This powerful performer churns energy, honesty and humanity into non-stop laughter! Main Stage Comedy is presented in partnership with Catch A Rising Star. Presenting Sponsor is Lee Cohen, 1-800-CALL-LEE/Personal Injury Attorneys.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL rings in the holidays for one night only, December 16th.

The Crest Theatre invites you to bring the family to this enchanting performance, Tuesday, December 16th at 8 p.m. It’s a great way to begin the holidays! This new adaptation of Dicken’s classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance and a timeless message.

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A Chorus Line cast members Frank Vomero, Sandi Stock and Keagan Cerny

Join the conversation and have a martini at the Cornell Museum of Art!

LANGUAGE ART is now open through March 8th. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation. This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Mary Coyle, Michael Dinges, Reed Dixon, William Halliday, Kathy Halper, Meryl Pataky, Johnny Romeo, Matthew Rose and Annie Vought. Join us in the Museum for MERRY MARTINIS on December 4th, 8-11 p.m., after the Delray Beach Tree Lighting! This holiday martini mixer includes light bites and access to the Language Art exhibit. 21 and over only! Cash bar; admission is $5.

Enjoy a concert… ride the Holiday Carousel!

The Free Friday Concerts continue every Friday, 7:30 p.m., through January 30th. Rain or shine; Free admission. Bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available. Presented by Delray Motors/ Lincoln of Delray/Delray Subaru/Delray Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Sponsored by PNC Bank. The Holiday Carousel is now open through January 4th. Hours are weekdays, 5-9 p.m.;

Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Rides are $2.

CONCERT LINE-UP FOR DECEMBER:

December 5 THE OTIS CADILLAC BAND (Roots Rock/R&B) December 12 JIMMY STOWE & THE STOWAWAYS (Beach Music) December 19 SOLID BRASS (Classic Rock/R&B) December 26 ON THE ROXX (80’s Covers)

Calling all aspiring writers… Publish or Perish!

The School of Creative Arts/Writers’ Colony will host this annual publishing seminar on Saturday, December 6th, 1-4 p.m. Registration is required; fee is $75. The seminar features an expert panel and a special slide show presentation. Topics include highlights from the 2014 Book Expo of America (held in New York City), traditional vs. self-publishing, the changing publishing industry, and tips on getting published. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season,Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.


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BOB LEVINSON A Man Of Integrity By Diane Feen

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They don’t make them like Bob Levinson anymore. Like a rare coin or a Stradivarius the inner workings (and outer manifestation) of this Delray Beach man are rare in today’s world.

Levinson believes in paying civic rent (doing good things in the community), helping others (without lavish outings with his name attached) and hard work. As a matter of fact, work has always been the keystone of his life and something that was never a means to an end. Rather it was a means to gratification and creative challenges. Levinson, who still works as a Senior Development Officer at Lynn University, is about to turn 90. Yet he doesn’t mention the word retirement and recently published his fifth book, “Full Circle: A Love Story,” about his second chance at love. This book, unlike the other four devoted to business, is about his experience of falling in love again after losing his wife of 61 years. You could say that Levinson is a master at turning lemons into lemonade. He should be, given his business pedigree. “When I was 11- years-old I had a lemonade stand and when I sold all my lemonade I showed my mother the money I made and she quickly subtracted for the goods I used – the lemons, the sugar and the cups. I ended up with no profit,” said the Cincinnati native. Though this reality check at such a young age might have dashed a weaker man’s dreams, it propelled this executive-in-training to higher rungs. He started out in the family business making metal doors (at Steelcraft Manufacturing) and when it was sold to American Standard he became Group Vice President. While working at American Standard Levinson got an itch to buy a Holiday Inn Hotel in Pompano Beach, and after ten years he left the corporate world he so beautifully inhabited. One has to wonder why a successful corporate executive – in charge of thousands of people -

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would trade his corner office to fret over matching drapes and bellboys. “I loved the hotel business, every day was opening night! I also enjoy building up a business and running it. It’s like an artist painting on a blank canvas. There is something exciting about bringing people and assets together,” said the perennial student of human behavior. Levinson built two more hotels (including the Sheraton in Boca Raton) but eventually left the hospitality industry and settled into a career with more academia and less corporate hierarchy. But true to his belief of sharing his good fortune, Levinson left behind invaluable life lessons about business, management, customer service and humanity. For “Forbes Magazine” he wrote about corporate management (he called them corporate robots), in the “The Presidents Forum” he wrote about “How to Become A Hired Hand And Like It,” and for “The Cincinnati Enquirer” he wrote about the importance of customer service. There are dozens of other articles penned by this wise businessman (that are piled sky high in his Delray office) as well as four other books, “Super Savvy,” “The Decentralized Company, “The Anti Retirement Book,” and “Management Savvy.” Each book is filled with lessons on how to excel as a manager, a leader, and an exemplary steward of human kind. His belief that excellent customer service is the Holy Grail inspired Levinson to write the first customer service course taught at The College of Boca Raton (now Lynn University). He also guest lectured at FAU on business and leadership and was on so many boards, educational committees and civic activities that his resume is two full pag-


es single spaced. They range from President of The United Way of Palm Beach County to Chairman of the Board of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Vice President of the Boca Raton Museum (there are 40 in all). Levinson doesn’t just pay his civic rent, he owns the auditorium. “Bob has a pas-

sion for giving and has received United Way’s Tocqueville Society Award for philanthropy. He’s been a teacher to me and has helped other people become successful. He’s passionate about helping and his positive ‘can do’ attitude is admirable,” said Laurie George, the President and CEO of United Way of Palm Beach County.

Levinson shares United Way’s obsession with putting an end to the hunger problem that lies within our feet in Palm Beach County. “Did you know that there are 65,000 children right here with a hunger problem? Too many people are not willing to share their success and help others. If I had a magic wand I would do something about this issue right away. I get great joy doing good for others.” That’s an understatement. Levinson has been helping others since he was a teen. In high school he volunteered in the Fire Department operating the radio from midnight till 8 am. He also was in charge of the dances, ran the bookstore and promoted events. In his personal relationships Levinson brings that same selfless zeal. “Bob deeply cares for others and enriches the lives of many at Harbors Edge. He brings music students from Lynn University to give concerts and is always looking to help people quietly and with dignity,” said friend and neighbor Bernice Wiener. It is with this same dignity that he handles his personal life. He was married to Phyllis for 61 years and found love again with Zelda Luxenberg (who co-authored his latest book with Carol Clarke). When asked how he keeps the flame burning bright on the home front he has this to say: “I try to go 51 percent and do more than is expected. Success in a family means having respect, being devoted and taking in interest in the other person’s health and welfare.” His most prized possessions, according to Levinson, are his two sons Jon and James, six grandchildren and great granddaughter. Levinson doesn’t believe in retirement and advises others to keep busy, laugh and make friends. “We only take this trip once in life. So many people say ‘I wish I could have done this or that.’ The key is to keep the juices going in your mind and body.” Seems like Levinson practices what he preaches. “Bob is a daily inspiration for all those who know him,” says former mayor Jeff Perlman, who shares office space with Levinson. “At almost 90 Bob has more energy than people half his age and has twice the wisdom. I enjoy talking national politics with him. Although we tend to agree I always learn things. He’s a wonderful man.”

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A CHORUS LINE marks the first in-house production in the Crest Theatre’s history! The show will kick off the Delray Center for the Arts 25th Anniversary Season. Directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, who appeared in A Chorus Line on Broadway. Co-Produced by MNM Productions.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL DECEMBER 16 CREST THEATRE

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dining ║ restaurant review

LUIGI’S COAL OVEN PIZZA

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There is something else different about this cavernous space – it’s been renovated and reborn with just the right amount of Italian art, polished cherry wood and vibrance. The mastermind of Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza in Delray came to the US nine years ago armed with family recipes and culinary expertise. Luigi’s parents owned a restaurant in Naples and by the age of 16 he was enrolled in a Culinary School in Italy. When he came to the United States he worked his way up to head chef of Tuscan Grille in Ft. Lauderdale and then opened his first Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza on Las Olas Blvd. Though Luigi’s started in Ft. Lauderdale, the Delray Beach location is larger and the menu is more comprehensive. There is one thing that is static though – and it’s that Luigi continues the Napoli legacy of authenticity


when it comes to pizza, especially the Margherita Napoletana Pizza (which is delicious). That means he uses Caputo “OO” flour, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes from Naples and the San Marzano region of Italy. He also follows many of the rules of the Verace Pizza Napoletana, an internationally recognized group of authentic Neopolitan-style pizza makers. Their Margherita Napoletana Pizza is made with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Organic Basil, Fresh Homemade Mozzarella and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. “Did you know this pizza is from the 4th century in Naples. The King of England was on vacation in Italy and he was hungry so they made him the Margherita Napoletana Pizza the recipe has never been changed,” said Luigi, who still adheres to this recipe. There are other wonderful pizzas on the menu and all are made in one of their special Coal Ovens. Favorites are the Vegetariana (with mozzarella cheese, tomato, zucchini, olives, artichokes, sweet peppers, peperoncini and fresh sautéed mushrooms) and the Truffle Pizza, which has mozzarella, Romano, French Goat cheese, spinach, sautéed mushrooms and drizzled with white truffle oil. In the Delray location the new menu has homemade pasta dishes and entrees. But the pizza is a big draw, and rightfully so. “Luigi’s Delray has the best pizza. The staff was friendly, the prices were good and Luigi’s special pizza is one of the best I’ve ever had, even in Italy,” said Lizzie.

Luigi’s House Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomato, Garbanzo Beans, Red Onions, Olives, Peperoncini, and Boiled Egg. Option to add Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, or Homemade Mozzarella

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Luigi’s also specializes in chicken wings and makes them with his own flavor-filled recipe. The organic chicken is marinated with Italian herbs, roasted in the oven and served with caramelized onions and Focaccia Bread. They also serve Panini’s with homemade bread and a variety of meats and cheeses. The most exciting news is that Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza Delray has exceptional homemade pastas. And the best part is that Luigi’s cousin from Italy, Mimmo is making them. Perhaps that is the reason the fresh homemade Meat Lasagna is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. Made with ground beef, celery, carrots, onions, San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella cheese, this dish is outstanding. The Lasagna comes to your table piping hot in an iron skillet and is pure ecstasy. Other excellent pasta dishes are Rigatoni Carbonara (with sautéed onions with imported Italian Pancetta Apple Wood Smoked Bacon with a Touch of Cream and Egg with Pecorino Romano), Paglia e Fieno, made with Spinach and Egg Fettuccini and then Sautéed with Imported Prosciutto di Parma, Sweet Peas and a Touch of Cream, and their Four Cheese Ravioli with Luigi’s Homemade Marinara Sauce and fresh Basil. Luigi also serves fresh fish of the day, homemade meatballs and spaghetti (the recipe was his grandmother Anastacia’s), Eggplant Parmigiana and entrees such as Chicken or Veal Parmigiana, Francese, Saltimboca or Marsala. Luigi’s Delray also has a great Happy Hour menu from 4pm to 7pm weekdays 4pm to 6pm on weekends. For $6 you get a plate of

Fresh homemade pasta - either Penne with tomato sauce, Four Cheese Ravioli, or Manicotti with Ricotta and sautéed spinach topped with marinara and Mozzarella. There are salads, homemade meatballs and Italian specialties for under $9. There are other surprises at this local Italian restaurant - one of them is Luigi Fries, which are thinly sliced homemade potatoes chips. The Luigi Truffle Fries with Romano cheese and truffle oil are superb and will have you dreaming about them long after they’re gone. Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza Delray also has a full bar menu and an upbeat authentic wood bar that is irresistible. Bartender Brady Tucker has full command of the space and offers up some new favorites such as his Blood Orange Sangria (you must try this) and over 50 wines by the glass. The desserts are also amazing. The homemade Tiramisu is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. With its creamy texture, espresso shavings and chocolate chips this is Tiramisu for the Gods. Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza is a real find. The service is excellent, the food is homemade and scrumptious and the atmosphere is festive. Server Chris sums it up quite succinctly, “I have worked at a lot of restaurants and the food here is about the best. Luigi treats everyone so well and we’re all one happy family.” Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza of Delray Beach 307 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 561- 274 -1969 http://luigiscoalovenpizzadelray.com

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dining ║ guide We at Atlantic Ave Magazine try to keep our Dining Guide as accurate as possible for our readers benefit, however this can sometimes be a difficult task. We may omit some eateries and others may have moved or closed. If you are not listed in this guide we apologize but please feel free to e-mail lisa@atlanticavemagazine. com and we will get your details entered for the following month. By the same token, if you see a listing that is no longer there then please e-mail lisa@ atlanticavemagazine.com and it will be removed for the following month. Your help in keeping our Dining Guide up-to-date is very much appreciated.

delray BEACH American Atlantic Grille 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB (In the Seagate Hotel) 561-665-4900 Bagels With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Bistro 241 241 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-4080 Boston’s on the Beach 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Breathe 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-4526 Brule Bistro 200 NE 2nd Ave #109, DB 561-274-2046 Bru’s Room 35 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3663 BurgerFi 6 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-9590 Burt & Max’s Bar & grill Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-638-6380 Cafe Gelato Panini & Wine Bar 506 E At Ave DB, 561-255-2475 Cut 432 432 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-9898 Dada 52 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-330-3232 De La Tierra - Sundy House 106 S Swinton Ave, DB 561-272-5678 Deck 84 840 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-665-8484 Doc’s All American 10 N Swinton Ave, DB 561-278-3627 Donnie’s Place 60 NW 5th Ave, DB 561-243-9996

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Ellie’s 50’s Diner 2410 N Federal Hwy DB, 561-276-1570 Fifth Avenue Grill 821 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-265-0122 Grand Tavern 710 Linton Blvd, DB 561-279-2779 Grangers Bar & Grill 215 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-276-7881 Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766 HiWay Burger 12 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-243-6430 Hudson At Waterway East 900 E. Atlantic Ave St. 22 DB, 561-303-1343 Jimmy’s Bistro 9 S Swinton Avenue, DB 561-865-5774 Johnnie Brown’s 301 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9911 Longhorn Steakhouse 1562 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-278-1944 Max’s Harvest 169 NW 2nd Ave, DB 561-381-9970 Max’s Social House 116 NE 6 Ave, DB 561-501-4332 Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768 Outback 1300 Linton Blvd, DB 561-272-7201 Park Tavern 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-265-5093 Prime 29 SE 2nd Ave DB 561-865-5845 Salt7 32 SE 2nd St, DB 561-274-7258 Seacrest Grille (Marriott Hotel) 10 N Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-3200

Shula Burger Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons DB, 561-404-1347 The Beat Cup Cafe 660 Linton Blvd 109,110 DB 561-266-2611 The Grove Restaurant 187 NE 2 Ave., DB 561-789-8636 The Office 201 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-3600 The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel 14451 S Military Trail, DB 561-455-7490 The Porch Restaurant 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-303-3647 Tryst 4 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-921-0201

Asian/Sushi/Chinese Buddha Sky Bar 217 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-450-7557 China Gardens 14402 S. Military trail DB, 561-498-5226 House of Siam 25 NE 2nd Ave #116, DB 561-330-9191 Lemongrass Bistro 420 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5050 Ming’s Garden Chinese 271 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-276-3333 Union 8 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-400-4720 Yama Japanese Restaurant 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-9929 Ziree Thai & Sushi 401 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-6549 Continental/Greek Blue Anchor 804 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7272


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dining ║ guide Boheme Bistro 1118 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4899

Spot Coffee 44 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-4041

Cucina Fra Diavolo 14414 S. Military Trail DB, 561-266-3322

Café De France 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140

Starbucks 205 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-9332

D’Angelo Trattona 9 SE 7th Ave, DB 561-330-1237

Caffe Martier 411 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-7790

Starbucks 502 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-265-3273

Carpe Diem 110 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-455-2140

The Grind Caffe Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3036

Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge 29 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-865-7785

Joseph’s Wine Bar 200 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-272-6100 La Cigale, A Taste of the Mediterranean 253 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-265-0600 Olio Bistro 42 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-6633 Sefa Mediterranean Grill 165 NE 2nd Ave 561-330-0004 Taverna Opa Restaurant Greek Cuisine 270 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-303-3602 The Greek Bistro 1832 S Federal Hwy DB, 561-266-8976 Thirty Two East 32 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-276-7868 Coffee/Dessert Ben & Jerry’s 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3112 Coffee District 325 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-455-0541 Couture Cakes 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-279-1828

DIG Restaurant 777 E. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-1002 Fit Food Express 302 NE 4th St, DB 561-330-4525 Green Fields Organic Bistro 4900 Linton Blvd. DB, 561 501-4169 Nature’s Way Café 20 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-6200 Nutrition Cottage 407 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-8571 The Garden of Vegan 528 NE 2nd St. DB 561-404-5301

Italian Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 115 NE 6th Ave, DB 561-278-7911 Bambini’s Garden Pizzeria 14466 Military Trail, DB 561638-6442

Cupcake Courture Sweet Boutique 328 E Atlantic Ave, DB - 561-276-2334

Bella Amici Pizzeria Delray Marketplace Atlantic & Lyons 561-270-3025

Jellies at Seagate 1000 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-330-3775

Café Loredana 85 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-8887

Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream 402 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0808

Caffe Luna Rosa 34 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-274-9404

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Health Food Ciao Sidewalk Café 1208 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-4520

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 335 E Linton Blvd, DB 561-266-9393 Casa Di Pepe 189 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-279-7371

Il Girasole 1911 S Federal Hwy, DB, 561-272-3566 Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza 307 E. Atlantic Ave. D.B. 561-274-1969 Mamma’s Pizza Co 401 Atlantic Ave, DB 561-266-2811 Mellow Mushroom 25 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-330-3040 Pizza Rustica 1155 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-8766 Rocky’s Italian Bistro 20 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-9703 Salotta 145 NE 4th Ave, DB 561-266-0310 Saltimbocca Italian Bistro 14820 S. Military Trail, DB 561-455-4017 Sazio 131 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-5540 Scuola Vecchia 522 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5923 Solita Delray 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-899-0888 Terra Fiamma Restorante.Pizza.Bar 9169 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Marketplace 561-495-5570 Tramonti Italian Ristorante 119 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-1944 Vic & Angelo’s 290 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9570

Latin/Caribbean Bamboo Fire Café 149 NW 4th Ave, DB 561-749-0973 Cabana El Ray 105 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-9090


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Old Calypso 900 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-2300 Papa’s Tapas 259 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: ( 561) 266-0599 Mexican Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar Delray Marketplace Atlantic Ave & Lyons Rd. DB 561-499-0378 Senor Burrito 142 SE 6th Ave #E, DB 561-278-5757 Pubs/Clubs Bull Bar Inc 2 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-274-8001 Delux 16 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-279-4792 Hurricane Bar & Lounge 640 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-0282 Kevro Studio & Art Bar 166 SE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-9675

N2 Winebar 104 NE 2nd Ave The Hyatt Place 561-278-6802 O’Connors Irish Pub 210 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-0022 Pepe’s Hideaway 1045 E Atlantic Ave, Db 561-276-3570 Sandbar 40 S Ocean Blvd, DB 561-278-3364 Tag Bar 25 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-801-3247 Tim Finnegans Irish Pub 2885 S. Federal Hwy, DB 561- 330-3153 Seafood 50 Ocean 50 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 278-3364 City Oyster 213 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-0220 Dee Dee’s Coch & Rib 25 SW 5th Ave, DB 561-276-1124

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J & J Seafood Bar & Grill 634 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-3390

Domino’s Pizza 142 SE 6th Ave, DB 561-272-5551

Subway 301 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-5959

Bogart’s Bar & Grille 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044

Mussel Beach 501 E Atlantic Ave DB 561-921-6464

Dunkin Donut’s 37 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-1196

The Green Owl Restaurant 330 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-7766

Boston Market 7020 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-392-2795

The Fisherman’s Grill 5199 W. Atlantic Ave, DB 561-638-0500

E & J’s Sandwich Shop 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-8049

Tony’s Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Hero’s 301 W. Atlantic Ave DB, 561-276-1749

Bogart’s Bar &Grille Muvico Palace 20 3200 Airport Road Boca 561-544-3044

Sandwich/Deli Bagel’s With 1732 S Federal Hwy, DB 561-279-4799 Bar Deli’s 506 E Atlantic Ave DB 561-279-4121 Big Al’s Steaks 450 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-819-1888 Checkers 450 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-278-9939 Christina’s Restaurant 263 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-278-3200 Cornell Café Morikami Museum 4000 Morikami Park Rd, DB

Famous Market Deli 6570 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-495-8590 Jersey Mikes Subs 455C NE 5th Ave, DB 561-276-8949 Nemo’s Fish & Chicken 943 W Atlantic Ave, DB 561-865-5094 Off the Ave 19 SE 5th Ave, DB 561-450-6768 Old School Bakery & Café 814 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-243-8059 Paradise Café 140 NE 2nd Ave, DB 561-330-3434 Sandwiches by the Sea 1214 E Atlantic Ave, DB 561-272-2212

Boca raton American Abe&Louis Glades Plaza 2300 W. Glades Road, Boca 561-447-0024 The Addison 2 E. Camino Real, Boca 561-395-9335 Boca Wings & Ribs 2257 North Fed. Highway Boca 561 391-9110 Boca Muse 7136 Beracasa Way, Boca 561-367-1133 Boca Pita Express 7158 Beracasa Way Boca 561-750-0088

Brewzzi Glades Plaza 2222 Glades Rd. Boca 561-392-BREW (2739) Cottonwood Café 90 Royal Palm Place, Boca 561-353-2233 Chops Lobster Bar 101 Plaza Real. Boca 561-395-2675 The Grille on Congress 5101 Congress Av. Boca 561-912-9800 Grand Lux Café Town Ctr Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca 561-392-2141 Houston’s 1900 N.W. Executive Ctr Circle. Boca 561-998- 0550.


Sushi Ray Shops at Boca Ctr-5250, Town Ctr Circle.Boca 561-394-9506

J. Alexander’s 1400 Glades Road. Boca 561-347-9875

Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill 861 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-981-8986

Kathy’s Gazebo Café 4199 N. Fed. Highway. Boca 561-395-6033

Cay Da Vietnamese 7400 N. Fed. Highway., Boca, 561-998-0278

Kee Grill 17940 N.Military Trail. Boca 561-995-5044

Daimatsu Sushi 41 Royal Palm Place, Boca -561-361-7557

Lion’s Den 1350 SW 2nd St, Pompano Beach, 954-545-1313

Fah Asian Bistro Boca Valley Shopping Plaza -7461 N.Fed Hwy. Boca561-241-0400

Mariposa Neiman Marcus at Town Ctr-5860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-544-2320

5 Spice Asian Market Shoppes at Blue Lake 1200 Yamato Rd. 561-989-1688

Tempura House The Reserve-9858 Clint Moore Road. Building 561-883-6088

Max’s Grille Mizner Park-404 Plaza Real Boca 561-368-0080.

Fuji Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778

Uncle Tai’s Shops at Boca Ctr-5250 Town Ctr Circle. -Boca-561368-8806

Morton’s The Steakhouse Shops at Boca-5050 Town Ctr Circle Boca 561-392-7724

Ichiban Sumerset Shoppes-8841 Glades Road Boca 561-451-2429

Yokohama Sushi 60 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561392-9328

New York Prime 2350 N.W. Executive Ctr Drive. Boca 561-998-3881

Kyoto 11395 “D” W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca, 561-482-7720

Oceans 18 5801 NW 2nd Av Boca 561-994-0400

La Tre 249 E.Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-392-4568

Pavilion Grille 391 Yamato Road, Boca 561-912-0000

Masamune Japanese Restaurant 3011 Yamato Rd. Boca 561-241-8400

Polo’s Restaurant 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca; 561-997-2920

Osaka Sushi 9168 Glades Rd. Boca 561-451-1707

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 225 N.E.Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6746

P.F Chang’s 1400 Glades Rd. Boca 561-393-3722

Seasons 52 2300 N.W.Executive Ctr, Boca-561-998-9952 Six Tables 112 N.E. 2cnd St., Boca 561-347-6260

Pei Wei Asian Diner 7152-B Beracasa Way, 561-322-1001

Sweet Tomatoes 7110 Beracasa Way, 561-750-3303 Yogurt Rendezvous* *(ORB Kosher) 7150 Beracasa Way, 561-392-8384 Asian/Sushi/Chinese Bangkok in Boca Royal Palm Place-500 Via De Almas, Boca 561-394-6912 Blu Bambu Modern Vietnamese Cuisine 45b Royal Palm 561-393-0096

Phuket Thai Restaurant Palms Plaza-22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-447-8863 Saba 499 S.Fed. Hwy., Boca 561-353-4600

Sushi Thai 100 NE 2cnd St., Boca 561750-4448 Sushi Zen 22191 Powerline Rd., Boca 561-392-8778 Taisho 20423 State Rd 7. Boca 561-479-0041

Continental Bakery of France 625 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca, 561-702-8634 Bistro Providence 2399 N.Fed. Highway.Boca561-368-2340 Café Joley 38 Royal Palm Pl, Boca. French/Mediterranean 561-361-4224 Cote France Café 100K Plaza Real South, Boca. 561-955-6021 Casmir French Bistro 416 Via De Palmas #81, Royal Palm Place, Boca, 561-955-6001 European Café Boca 99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca, 561-392-6059 Le French Bistro 6676 Parkside Dr., Parkland, FL 954-755-0708

Siam Sea 7860 Glades Rd. Boca 561-483-3440;

Le Pescatore Wharfside Plaza 6909 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-750-8088

Soba Sushi Mizner Park, 415 Plaza Real. Boca, 561-620-0606

Le Rivage 450 N.E.20th St. Boca-561620-0033

Stir Crazy Café Town Ctr-6000 Glades Rd., Boca 561-338-7500.

St.Tropez 7000 W.Camino Real Boca -561-368-8580

Sushi Masa 7140 Beracasa Way, 561-395-8862

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dining ║ guide Casa D’Angelo 171 E Palmetto Park Rd. Boca. 561-338-1703

Nino’s Italian Restaurant 7120 Beracasa Way, 561-392-9075

Modca 887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca 561-210-7221

Kosta’s 5024 N. Fed Hwy. Lighhousepoint Georgetown Plaza, 954-571-3842

Paradiso 183 W.Camino Real Boca561-361-3034

Senor Burrito 513 N.E 20th Street Boca 561-347-6600

Peace a Pizza Shoppes at Blue Lake-1200, Yamato Rd. Boca 561-998-Best (2378)

La Rosa Nautica 515 NE 20th St. Boca, 561-296-1413 561-361-7205

Milos Taverna 1600 N Fed. Hwy, Boca. 561-750-6720 Avra Taverna 3001 E. Comm. Blvd. & Bayview Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 954-616-1514 Taverna Kalamata 39 SE 1st Avnue Boca, 33432 561-393-7171 Taverna Kyma 6298 N. Fed. Hywy. Boca 33487 561-994-2828

Italian Arturo’s Ristorante 6750 N.Fed Hwy. Boca-561-997- 7373 Café Bellino 180 S.Fed Hwy., Boca 561-393-2844 Carraba’s Italian Grill 6909 S.W.18th Street, Boca561-544-8838 Coal Mine Pizza Royal Palm Place, 99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. Boca; 561-826-2625 Cucina D’Angelo Shops at Boca Ctr-5050 Town Ctr Cle. Boca 561-750-2344 Josephine’s 5751 N.Fed. Highway. Boca. 561-988-0668 La Luna Italian Bistro The Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca 561-997-1165 La Villeta 4351 N. Fed. Highway Boca561-362-8403 Maggiano’s 21090 St. Andrew’s Blvd. Boca, 561-361-8244

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Pellegrino’s Ristorante 3360 N Federal Highway, Boca Plaza, Boca Fl. 33431 561-368-5520 Renzo’s of Boca 5999 N. Fed. Highway. Boca-561-994-3495 Rino Vesuvio 3360 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca561-368-5520

Seafood Legal Sea Foods Town Ctr-6000 W. Glades Road Boca 561-447-2112 McCormick&Shmick’s University Commons -1400 Glades Rd. Boca. 561-394-2428

Ristorante Sapori Royal Palm Place-301 Via De Palmas., Boca 561-367-9779

Deli/Cafés Anatolia 212 S. Fed. Hwy., Boca, 561361-4000, Wkdys

Saporissimo 366 E. Palmetto Park. Boca561-750-2333

Beany’s Café 126 NE 2nd St., Boca. 561-392-1085

Times Sq. Pizzeria & Grill 6006 SW 18th St # B4, Boca, 561 393-6757

Ben’s Deli Kosher The Reserve-9942 Clint Moore Rd. Boca 561-470-9963

Trattoria Romana 499 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca-561-393-6715 Umbria Renaissance Hotel 2000 NW 19st, Boca. 561-368-5252 Villa Venezi 4251 #6 N. Fed. Highway Dinner only 516-392-5396

Latin/Caribbean Caribbean Grill 1332 NW Boca Raton Blvd Boca 561-362-0161 Cuban Café 3350 N.W.Boca Blvd. Boca 561-750-8860

Mexican Baja Café Uno 201 N.W.1rst Av. Boca 561-394-5449

Mario’s of Boca 1901 N. Military Trail Boca 561-392-5595

Blue Coyote Wharfside Plaza-6861 S.W. 18th St. Boca 561-362-9022

Masso 9060 Kimberly Blvd. #42 Boca, 561-451-2021

Boardrider’s 234 S. Fed. Highway, Boca. 561-392-0044

Deli on Rye 4311 N. Federlal Hwy., Boca 561-347-1400 Eilat Café kosher Wharfside Plaza-6853 S.W.18th St.Boca 561-368-6880 Oasis Cafe Renaissance Hotel Boca 2000 NW 19st, Boca 561-368-5252 Saquella Caffe 82 Royal Palm Place-410 Via De Palmas, Boca. 561-338-8840 Toojay’s Gourmet Deli Polo Shoppes-5030 Champion Blvd. Boca-561-241-5903 Rustic Cellar Royal Palm Place409 S.E.Mizner Blvd. Boca-561-392-5237 WEST PALM TEQUILA COWBOY City Place 550 S. Rosemary Ave. WPB 561-249-2749 Other Meals On The Move, Inc. 561-488-9665 www. mealsonthemove.com


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MISC ║ ask the petxpert

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Pet Obesity… A Modern Day Challenge?

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f you are like most caring pet owners, you strive to keep your pets healthy and happy. You follow the regular schedule of veterinary visits with all the customary vaccinations, preventative, and testing. You walk your pets or exercise them regularly and feedi the best food that you were recommended. Your pets seem happy and all tests show that they’re healthy except they are chubby. Yes, your pet is overweight. As in humans, our pets have succumbed to modern day reality of obesity in spite of our efforts and good intentions. Is it a fact that we must just accept, along with all the health risks associated with those extra pounds? Joint problems, diabetes, cancers and other chronically debilitating disorders are all linked to excess body fat. The general approach to this problem is diet and exercise. Are you following the recommended food, walking and excercising until neither one of you can move and it’s not working. You changed to a special diet food and are only feeding half of what it says on the bag and they are still gaining weight. Why is this happening? Veterinarians, because of their lack of training in nutrition and species specific physiology, are ill equipped to effectively advise of

threats brought on by these challenges. All they really know is that the bag or package says weight loss. The main challenge starts with our dependence on easy, fast food and slick marketing. Today’s manufactured pet foods are really a convenience food, not a nutritious, lifestyle health plan. Most of these foods are highly processed, loaded with carbohydrates and sugars as well as many synthetic chemicals and additives. These are the real causes for the weight gain. Dogs and cats being carnivores are designed to only consume and digest animal-based foods. This is in their anatomy by design and their physiology of function. When they consume carbohydrates, they lack the enzymes in their saliva to digest them. Instead they are broken down to sugar that their body converts to stored fat. In addition, the synthetic chemicals in the food additives, preventive drugs, cleaning products, lawn chemicals, and others that ourselves and our pets are exposed to daily are primarily stored in fat cells. That exasperates the weight challenge as the body needs more of these toxin storing fat cells. Cutting the food intake has little real benefit as the body requires metabolic (usable) calories to fuel and heal the body. If that require-

ment is not met, the body goes into a starvation mode that slows metabolism thus making then lethargic and then consequently stores energy by creating more fat cells. What is the solution? We went to nature and noticed there are no obesity challenges in most wild populations. There are also no exercise classes or equipment, diet pills or special diets. So how do they stay fit and healthy? The secret is simple, they all eat a natural, species specific raw diet that is provided by nature. Carnivores eat a variety of animal-based food. They consume most of the body parts in a programmed ratio based on the body’s needs. They also detoxify by eating and drinking specific foods. They are not storing synthetic toxins or converting inappropriate foods. When we change to that appropriate diet, we see incredible results in weight loss, muscle building, better skin and coat, and recovery from all forms of health challenges. Isn’t this what you want for your pets? Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM co-own Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach and co-host PetHealthCafe.com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients daily. We can be reached at www. PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387.

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misc ║ s-i-n-g-l-e By Nicole Flier

A Single Girl’s Guide to South Florida and Beyond... “Santa, All I Want For Christmas...” In the middle of November, I attended a company management retreat. With three offices across the U.S., we don’t really get to know each other fairly well since we mainly stay connected via phone and email. This was a great way to bond in an effort to be more of a cohesive and unified team. Our “circle of trust” was an interesting dynamic. Beyond our ownership, I represented the single, career woman. We had two married men under age 40 with kids, an over 40, divorced man with two kids, who for the sake of this conversation appears to be in a “somewhat” committed relationship. Our marketing coordinator, a sweet, naïve young man, currently in his second real job out of college joined us as well as our Director of Finance, the only other woman in our group. At forty four, with a husband, a seven year old son and a busy job, she doesn’t get to cut loose much. Our days were spent working but by happy hour back at the hotel lobby, it became apparent that this group excluding the “youngster,” all couldn’t wait to unwind with a drink, or two or three. I, however, went most nights without consuming adult beverages and sat to be social, gathering important intelligence for my next column. What makes this experience so interesting is that I appeared to be the one with the fabulous life in South Florida. They all truly believed that I spend my nights partying into the wee hours in South Beach, barely making it to my desk by 8:00 a.m. Each one of my colleagues apparently lives vicariously thru the life they believed I live every day in sunny Florida, a bit envious of my freedom from spouses and kids. On cue, Rod Serling’s voice blared in my head: “You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!” Reality Check; I am 43, single yet successful , but still looking for Mr. Right and maybe

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a kid or two. In my eyes, my life is far from glamorous. I get up every morning, work a long day and then with whatever energy is left in the tank, head to the gym, make dinner and collapse on my couch. My co-workers loved lounging on comfy couches, relishing in time away from their families and their ability to “chillax” in peace and quiet for a few days. It was like the ultimate contradiction. Single=ultimate happiness. Coupled= “I’ll have another, and another.” Something was very wrong with this picture. They say the grass is always greener. It’s funny how I felt like the social outcast before I arrived in Texas, as clearly, my lifestyle is so different than theirs. I can’t really relate to their daily lives because I spend my life, fairly free to come and go as I please. I can’t help but be a little envious of their familial wealth but nonetheless, each and every one of them wanted to live my apparent “privileged”, single life. Even more shocking was the attitude of our marketing coordinator. Twenty-four, smart and good looking, this All American boy isn’t looking to land a one night stand or drink to excess. Each night the coupled men tried, with not much success, to hook him up with the cocktail waitress, the bartender or the young front desk agent in the lobby. He wanted no part of it. They wanted to live vicariously thru him. It’s amazing to me how a young man in his prime wasn’t looking for a good time but rather a future bride and a family sooner, than later. Was this really happening? Did I miss something? I bet this December, some of my colleagues may sneak a letter to Santa. Here are a few wishes I collected, that are bound to make their way to the North Pole: -Happy Hour once a week? Can we just go out with a few buddies or girlfriends and not have to race home? What does it take to ingest a drink in peace? -King bed all to myself? Yes, please. Not

sharing with a spouse, kids and the family dog appears to be like a dream come true. Just allow me one night a week to have the bed all to myself. -Do I have to roll in this mini-van? What happened to my cool car without a car seat, soccer gear, dog hair or McDonald’s wrappers on the floor? Apparently being single is the best thing since sliced bread. It’s just another example of wanting what you can’t have. In the spirit of the holidays, I truly hope that each of my colleagues receives at least one of their wishes. I, on the other hand, won’t be asking for any of the above. I like my single life. Life is really good! However, Santa, if you are reading this, my wishes are pretty simple. Send me the magic diet pill, a great pair of comfortable designer high heels. Oh and Mr. Right, if you can find him. I have been a very good girl this year, I promise! Nicole, a card carrying “California Girl” was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles but now is officially a “Boca Girl”. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Nicole owns a private consulting firm, “Flier Consulting”, which specializes in business development, marketing, public relations and special events. Nicole is an avid tennis player; enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is also single and ready to find “Mr. Right!”


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ARTS ║ THE Pineapple People

Pineapple Grove has come into its own as a destination within Delray Beach. But it didn’t happen overnight. Many people from all walks of life have worked hard to make Pineapple Grove what it is today, a laid back arts district where you tend to find locals shopping and dining. They all have one thing in common….they are all characters. Over the next 12 months we’ll meet some of the Pioneers, the Godfathers and the Sons of Anarchy who made it happen. By Stephen Chrisanthus

Photo by Norman Karl Garrett Photography

The Cheery Section Tis the season to spread holiday cheer and the Grove has all the spots you desire to give and send smiles. If kids, cookies and cards don’t remind of you Christmas I don’t know what does. Melissa DiMisa and Connie Muir’s Once Upon a Time Children’s Boutique has hot fashions and cool toys for your ten and under tikes. Everyone’s a kid at Two Fat Cookies where the Wexler family createds delectable cookies and cupcakes to satisfy the sweet tooth in anyone. Once you have acquired all your Grove goodies, Carlos Nin and Viera Poulsen will gladly find you the perfect card and ship it to that special someone at their USPS Pineapple Grove location. Here everyone seems to live happily ever after.

Carlos Nin and Viera Poulsen

We love how the community has embraced us as newcomers.

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James “Cookie Daddy” Wexler and Family

It’s a great neighborhood. People are extremely friendly and welcoming.

Connie Muir

I love the quaintness of Pineapple Grove verse the hustle and bustle of Atlantic Ave.


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Leisure ║ brain teasers

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“Wishes Are Powerful Things.” Name: Tyler Gutzmer Passion: Encouraging Others Orange Factor: Believes In Paying It Forward Claim to Fame: Heat Broadcaster At Raptors Game Your ticket dollars can do magic. At least they can when they’re used to purchase tickets to Orange Bowl events and activities. Yes, you get outstanding sports entertainment value, but you also get the satisfaction of knowing your ticket dollars are directly funding important community programs like Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. It makes life a little better for people like Tyler and his family. If that isn’t magic, what is?

Make It Orange.

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A few weeks ago a good friend of mine sent me an article about one of my favorite subjects: leadership.

There are a lot of articles and books about leadership and to be honest a great many of them miss the mark, but this particular article was one of the best I’ve ever read on the subject and I feel the need to tell you about it. Basically, the author argues that there are two styles of leadership: a “hero” and a “host.” The hero leader takes everything on by themselves; he or she assumes all responsibilities and wants to be seen as the savior; the hero per se of the story. Inevitably, hero leaders fail, because nobody regardless of talent, intellect and energy level can do it all. No man or woman, as the saying goes is an island. Once the hero slips, we are quick to abandon them as yet another in a long line of people who failed to live up to their promises. So what happens? Well, invariably we look for a new and better hero and the cycle continues building cynicism every step of the way. We have all seen the hero phenomenon play out in our lives, whether it’s a hot shot CEO who is going to come in and turn it all around or a candidate who is going to get under the hood and by sheer force of will fix what everybody else has been unable to mend. It’s the story of American politics at every level of government. Which is why so many of us are disgusted right around this time of year as we recover from a barrage of expensive and slick campaign ads telling us how (fill in the blank) is

going to fight for the middle class and fix everything from crime and taxes to schools and health care. But this crop of heroes will fail. It’s inevitable. So are we relegated to an endless cycle of failure, frustration and phonies? Or is there a better way? Fortunately, there is a better and much more effective leadership style—that of the host, not the hero. The host is a collaborator, a motivator, a convener and an alchemist who brings people and resources together to tackle problems, meet challenges and seize opportunities. He or she doesn’t try to do it alone and does not pretend to have all the answers. Rather, they believe in the wisdom of the crowd and in hosting conversations and problem solving exercises that really and truly move the needle. I happen to think this is the best leadership approach possible. Not only does it involve people, but it challenges them to think and work together. And when they do come up with solutions , there is automatic buy-in because they were part of the process. They were engaged, someone bothered to ask them what they thought and trusted in their abilities to figure things out. Can this work on a local level? Absolutely, Delray Beach is a prime example of a community that re-invented itself through

visioning, and extensive and ongoing community engagement beginning with the Atlantic Avenue Task Force in the mid-80s, Visions 2000 in the late 80s and 90s and through the Citizen’s Downtown Master Planning Process in the 2000s. In fact, we get in trouble when we veer away from that formula either through failing to engage residents or having elected officials think they are heroes who can do it all, and let us know about it later. Can it work on the national level? Well, that’s a trickier beast to deal with. But perhaps it could… if presidents saw themselves (and more importantly) we viewed them as above partisanship and if somehow they could lead by “hosting” rather than dictating policies. But this only works if Congress can get over its hyper-partisanship and remember they are there to do a job and get things done for Americans; a simple concept that seems to be hopelessly lost at the moment. Regardless, next time you see a mayor beating his chest, or a gubernatorial candidate promising to save Florida remember the host and hero dynamic and ask yourself when the last time someone succeeded without being a host.


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