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Best-Selling Author Jennifer Teege On The Family Secret That Changed Her Life Forever

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Nazi commandant of Poland’s Płaszów concentration camp who shot prisoners for sport – Teege talks about her painful family secret and the universal need to understand who you are. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “What You Do Matters” Luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club recently, and I know you’ll be moved by her story, “Skeleton In The Closet” (page 78), as well. The term Wonder Woman has always brought a smile to my face. Not only because the female superhero was one of my favorite icons growing up, but because I am blessed to know so many true Wonder Women, who balance their work and personal lives with such grace. These women raise incredible children while cultivating fantastic careers, whether those careers are in the boardroom, in their communities or as “domestic engineers.” It was a true honor to recently attend Destination Fashion 2016 to benefit The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at Bal Harbour Shops and see Boca’s own Christine E. Lynn portrayed as Wonder Woman throughout the event. I am most impressed by Lynn’s kindness – not just in terms of philanthropy but how she treats others, no matter who they are. One of the nicest people I ever met, Lynn has a smile and a kind word for everyone. That, to me, truly defines a Wonder Woman. As season winds down and our schedules open up, it’s the perfect time to strengthen relationships with the women in our lives and reconnect with others we may not see so often. Whether calling an old college friend to chat or gathering female relatives together for a lovely lunch, there’s no better time than the present to tell the special ladies out there how much we care. Best wishes for a happy Easter and Passover. Enjoy the spring, and appreciate the Wonder Women in each of your lives.

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8. Retail therapy can work wonders. (And, if the men don’t agree, just hide the shopping bags.) 9. A hug is even better when it comes with a free back scratch. 10. The success of a get-together is measured by the amount of laughter produced. 11. There’s no excuse for being bored. 12. Not a morning person? Train a loved one to bring you coffee in bed. (Bonus points if they achieve the perfect coffee-to-milk ratio. You’ll know when it’s caramel-colored.) 13. Being a good listener is a gift you give someone else. 14. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a sibling. If you’re extra-lucky, your sibling will be your best friend. 15. Don’t be stingy with the words, “I love you.” Because you might not get another chance to say them to those who matter most. I think about Mom every day, but here’s something I learned on my own over the past decade: While talking about deceased loved ones might be painful or make other people uncomfortable, it’s essential to keep their memories alive. All it takes is a stout heart on one end and a good listener – or reader – on the other. This is how I keep her with me, and I thank you for helping me do so now.

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Hilfiger – has always pampered her ultra-sensitive skin, eating right, religiously washing her face before bed and insisting that makeup artists use clean brushes. But, when Hilfiger moved to Miami Beach two years ago, her skin rebelled in rosacea flare-ups that resisted everything her dermatologist prescribed. “I was spending hundreds on face washes,” says Hilfiger, 26, who slept on fresh pillowcases nightly hoping to placate the chronic skin disease. “It was a frustrating, tiring problem. I shot many magazine covers with this condition. Makeup covers it up, but taking the makeup off aggravates and makes it worse.” Hilfiger’s empathy for women with persnickety skin led her to collaborate with La Curcio, a high-end skin care line, to create the Jaimie Hilfiger Collection, which launched in spring 2015 with a hydrating mist, a lip balm and a hand cream and is adding a detox mask, a serum and a makeup remover this spring. Hilfiger says the collection is free of parabens, harsh chemicals and artificial dyes. The all-face makeup remover, she says, is a must-have for today’s “makeup-obsessed” culture fixated on contouring cheekbones and creating dramatic eyeliner looks. “Nowadays, people wear more makeup than ever before,” she says. She also loves the new detox mask, which she uses on Fridays as a “pickme-up for the weekend,” she says. Hilfiger, a self-described “girly girl,” has been a fan of makeup since the nuns at the Catholic school she attended in upstate New York prohibited students from wearing lipstick and nail polish. So, like any 14-year-old, Hilfiger slathered on cosmetics each weekend. “I thought it would boost my confidence,” she says. Evidently, being one of Tommy’s 17 nieces and nephews wasn’t confidence-boosting enough. Although Hilfiger began modeling at 7 years old, Uncle Tommy never used his fashion industry sway to land his niece an agent or runway jobs. “I understand I’m not runway model material,” says the petite Hilfiger. “There’s no hard feelings other than I feel I’d be much more well-known and higher up in my career if I had received some support.” Hilfiger, who is marrying celebrity jewelry designer Igal Dahan in June, has done pretty well on her own. She has graced the covers of 20 magazines, including Runway; blogged about beauty for The Huffington Post; and developed her own skin care line. “It feels good at the end of the day to know that no one else is responsible for the success I’ve achieved,” she says. O – Lisa Kaplan Gordon

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NAILED IT Once you experience a pampering pedicure in a massage chair, complete with a glass of bubbly in hand and music videos playing on flat-screen TVs all around you, you might never go back to a basic nail salon. That’s the concept behind Tipsy Salonbar, which has converted women (and men) all over South Florida at its locations in Boynton Beach, Wellington, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter. More are sure to join the Tipsy cult now that the brand has opened its fifth nail bar in Deerfield Beach. In addition to gel, acrylic and “dip-it” manicures and specialty pedicures, guests can enjoy hair services, spa and med-spa services, eyelash extensions and more, all in a modern, upbeat environment. Don’t miss daily specials. As of press time, the new Deerfield location was featuring half-off drinks on Thursdays (choose from wine and beer) as well as $30 “cocktail” pedicures and $75 microdermabrasion treatments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit tipsysalonbar.com.

way to express the significance of healthy living and its role in our lives through fashion.” Whole Foods had this to say about the venture: “Our collaboration with Peace Love World has given us the chance to combine two of Whole Foods Market’s core values: offering the highest quality organic products available and supporting our local producers,” says Rashne Desai, Whole Foods Market Florida’s regional vice president. “We also feel our customer base who already appreciates the health benefits of high quality food will naturally appreciate the vision behind the Good Food Good Mood collection.” Visit peaceloveworld.com.


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POWER PAIR the entertainment by Pitbull was fab and it was amazing to see millions raised for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. But, for us, the highlight of the celebstudded Destination Fashion 2016 event at Bal Harbour Shops – the only time that the mall closes its doors – was seeing South Palm Beach County’s own Christine E. Lynn and Lois B. Pope, longtime benefactors of The Buoniconti Fund, honored for their support of the organization. Both philanthropists received special awards, and Lynn was featured throughout the venue in a special graphic that depicted her as Wonder Woman. Proceeds from the event benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to

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Cure Paralysis. The Miami Project, at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is considered the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center. “Each year we are amazed by the support we receive from our many friends from around the globe, and this year was like no other evening,” says NFL Hall of Famer and Miami Project Founder Nick Buoniconti. In addition to the concert and Brunello Cucinelli’s Spring 2016 collection presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, the event showcased fashion trends, movies, television shows and entertainment from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Visit thebuonicontifund.com.

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Fans of the trendy boutique Kyle by Alene Too should get their wallets ready – because the brand recently opened a new store in Palm Beach. The concept is a collaboration with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and actress Kyle Richards. The stylish new store, on Royal Poinciana Way, offers a variety of apparel and accessories for any occasion, from beach and brunch to cocktail parties and black-tie galas. Shoppers will find a wide range of price points and pieces by popular brands like Ramy Brook, Chaser and Stoney Clover Lane. “We love Palm Beach,” Dakoata Hammond, a sales associate at the new store, told the Palm Beach Daily News. “There are so many beautiful things to see and do. We wanted to be a part of that. And the island was missing a bit of a mixed price point and more fun clothing.” Kyle by Alene Too also has locations in Regency Court, Boca Raton; at the Boca Raton Resort & Club; and in Beverly Hills, Calif. Visit kylebyalenetoo.com.

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The only things that contribute to success in life are hard work and self-control, she says. Instead of buying the must-have crib of the moment or foregoing your health insurance premium so you can pay for your child’s golf tournament fees, invest in a college education. The author also encourages families to have an emergency account so they can stay afloat for one year without any income should someone lose a job. Having a financial plan is key, she says, as

well as a will, life insurance and a trust. “You don’t want your 18-year-old to have access to all that money, so you need a trust to put some directives in place,” Graff says. “Once your kids cash your life insurance check, you want to make sure that they have some rules to follow, otherwise they’re getting a Ferrari.” The biggest lesson from Graff? There isn’t any foolproof method for raising a happier, healthier and more successful child. “That’s going to be different for all of us,” she says. “You never know what’s going to happen. Is there a perfect anything? No, there is no perfect formula. That would be a second book if I find it, though.” O


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a sentimental antique after a merger. Struggling to overcome the recent loss of her mother, with whom she lived as a matched pair of lonely hoarders in a big house on Staten Island, Miller ignores advice from her lifelong best friend, Roz (Tyne Daly), and instead conspires with Roz’s 13-year-old granddaughter, Vivian (Isabella Acres), to bolster her office romance. Showalter, recognizing the potential for parody in Terruso’s story, originally a nine-minute short film, “Doris & The Intern,” adds dramatic elements that break the light mood, like Miller’s brother, Todd (Florida native Stephen Root), and his hyper-critical wife, Cynthia (Wendi McLendon-Covey), pressuring Miller to sell the old family home so they can get the money. But these are counter-balanced by

scenes of near absurdity, like Fremont taking Miller to a boisterous club to hear his favorite electropop band, where she is propped on his shoulders in her iridescent outfit (recommended by Vivian) and catches the eye of fashion photographers. Through all this, Miller maintains a steady aura of elderly confusion that, like Peter Sellers’ Chance the gardener, is misinterpreted as something plausibly hip. Miller’s machinations hit a fatal snag when she discovers the existence of Fremont’s girlfriend, Brooklyn (Beth Behrs), and she begins to see

the wisdom in the advice of therapist Dr. Edwards (Elizabeth Reaser) to clean up her act – and her house. Field, of course, is a natural treasure who appeared on film during the Kennedy presidency and has long since overcome fears that she would be typecast by early TV roles as “Gidget” and “The Flying Nun.” After Best Actress Oscar-winning roles in 1979’s “Norma Rae” and 1984’s “Places In The Heart,” her roles began to devolve into such portrayals as Forrest Gump’s mother or Spider Man’s aunt. But her 2012 role as Mary Todd Lincoln and her tour de force as Miller will silence any doubts as to Field’s continued mastery of the craft. O TIME: 1 hour, 35 minutes RATED: R for language

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“Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives Of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley” By Charlotte Gordon Historian and author Charlotte Gordon puts a spin on the traditional biography by recounting the lives of a dynamic mother-daughter duo: Mary Wollstonecraft, the trailblazing feminist author of the essay “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” and Mary Shelley, the Romantic visionary who wrote “Frankenstein,” one of the first science-fiction novels. “Taking readers on a vivid journey across revolutionary France and Victorian England, [Gordon] seamlessly interweaves the lives of her two protagonists in alternating chapters, creating a book that reads like a richly textured historical novel,” according to the publisher of the book, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Wollstonecraft and Shelley lived dramatic personal lives that defied convention, each having relationships with several men, giving birth to children out of wedlock and becoming expatriates.

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While Moore clearly has an admiration for Thatcher, he offers a fair and objective history, conveying her strengths, such as her skill with mastering policy, as well as her weaknesses. Readers should note that this is the first volume of a twopart biography, which indicates how detailed Moore’s account truly is.

with George Bush and Saddam Hussein to reach a peaceful resolution. Readers will be touched by stories of how Teresa, driven by her unwavering faith, advocated on behalf of the poor, sick and afflicted. Thoroughly researched and sprinkled with firsthand experience, it’s the definitive resource about this remarkable woman.

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“Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham To The Falklands” By Charles Moore In writing this authorized biography, journalist and author Charles Moore had full access to the private life of one of the most iconic and controversial world leaders of the late 20th century, Margaret Thatcher. Using private governmental papers and interviews with her friends and family, Moore provides readers with a never-beforeseen personal history of Thatcher. Moore delves deep into her youth, including her familial relationships and how she met her husband, Denis. The author goes on to capture Thatcher’s indomitable resolve, starting with the early days of her political career to her ascension as the first female prime minister of Britain in a political world dominated by men.

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Despite being widely praised and winning many awards, such as the Nobel Peace Prize, humanitarian Mother Teresa long refused to have a biography written about her. However, she gave author Kathryn Spink permission to write one in 1991 upon realizing that sharing the story of her life and work could inspire others to follow in her footsteps. This book, created in full cooperation with Teresa’s personal staff, tells the complete story of the saint, from her childhood with a kind-hearted family and her work in India to attending victims of war-torn Lebanon and working

“Joan Of Arc: A History” By Helen Castor In this biography, historian and author Helen Castor tells a compelling story of one of the most legendary women of the medieval world, Joan of Arc. Instead of giving a traditional historical background of the saint from a 21st century viewpoint, Castor takes the reader back to 15th century France and tells the story as it unfolds. Through this perspective, the reader views Joan as “a living, breathing person who confronts the challenges of faith and doubt,” according to the book’s publisher; leads the French to victory against the English; takes sides in a bloody civil war; and pays the ultimate price. While Castor outlines the larger political and religious powers at play during this period, she also realistically conveys the chaotic nature of the time, underscoring how nobody, including Joan and her followers, knew which way the winds of fate would blow – and how she soldiered on anyway. O


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a Midwesterner to get his humor,” notes the Billings Gazette. “The stories have an everyman quality to them, from Keillor’s story about his first cigarette to having his wisdom tooth pulled.” The set often begins with a sing-along, including such tunes as “My Country ’Tis of Thee” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” But there’s much more to the event. “Keillor sprinkled his 95-minute set with songs and poems, some a tad naughty, but most just funny,” says the Billings Gazette. “He talked about growing old, but it seems that Keillor never grew up. He still views the world with a child-like wonder and the power of Keillor’s stories is that he captures all those important details that some of us may have forgotten because we grew up.” Keillor, who has penned more than 100 written or recorded works, including three children’s

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earl Jam may not have had an album since 2013’s “Lightning Bolt,” but the rockers still have a devoted fan group. And, no doubt, many of them will be there when the band kicks off its 25th anniversary tour at 8 p.m. on April 8 at the BB&T Center. (They wrap up with a twonight stand at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Aug. 20 & 22.) So what’s it like for the group to celebrate a quarter century of rock ’n’ roll? “It’s been half of our life,” bass player Jeff Ament told Rolling Stone. “The best part is that it’s just gotten better and better, with better friends who care for each other more. That’s a huge life lesson. Sometimes different people were at odds with each other, and somehow we persevered through all that.”

Ament formed Pearl Jam after the demise of his previous band, Mother Love Bone. Pearl Jam’s debut album, “Ten,” released in 1991, was a huge hit, and the group, fronted by brooding lead singer Eddie Vedder, went on to become one of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s. From the beginning, it was apparent that they were unconventional. Despite their rejection of traditional music-industry practices – Pearl Jam refused to make music videos or singles from their second album or to give interviews, and they boycotted Ticketmaster – they still made a name for themselves (the second album was a multi-platinum success). While touring in 1994, the band played smaller venues but canceled the summer tour, claiming tickets prices weren’t low enough because Ticketmaster pressured promoters to charge more. Pearl Jam has sounded off on other social and political issues as well, opposing George W. Bush’s presidency and supporting pro-choice and environmental awareness. “Ten studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful – with over 60 million albums sold worldwide,” notes the BB&T website. O For more information, call 954-835-7469 or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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hen Beyoncé entered her first talent show at age 7, she not only won, she topped the performances of teen competitors and got a standing ovation.

So, it’s no surprise that this superstar is used to the limelight – and the accompanying controversy, like the firestorm she created during her Super Bowl performance when

she used the platform to unveil her new single, “Formation,” and show her support of Black Lives Matter. She also kicked off The Formation World Tour, which stops at Marlins Park at 6 p.m. on April 27. Fans know they’re in for a treat: When the singer-songwriter takes the stage, she gives it her all. But, she reveals, that persona isn’t the real Beyoncé. She’s reserved, she insists, and channels Sasha Fierce, her less-inhibited alter ego, to pump her up for performances. “When I’m onstage [as Sasha], I have the stilettos, the hair, the attitude,” Beyoncé told Elle. “I’m fearless and I can say anything.” She sees no problem with that dichotomy, she says. “Who I am on stage is very, very different to who I am in real life. But I don’t see that having a sexy image when you are on stage means that you don’t love God,”

notes her IMDb bio. “No one knows what I’m really like from that. I like to walk around with bare feet and I don’t like to comb my hair. I’m always so glammed up and so diva on stage and that’s what they see. No one knows my personal relationship with God and it’s not up to me to prove that to anyone.” Beyoncé is not only a musician: She has modeled for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, designed clothes and acted in movies. Closer to home is family life with 4-yearold daughter Blue Ivy Carter and hubby Jay-Z, a hip-hop mogul. She was also named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People shortly after she gave birth. Now that’s something to sing about. O For more information, call 305-4801300 or visit miami.marlins.mlb.com/ mia/ballpark.

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Chris Botti To Blow His Horn At Kravis CenterBY LINDA HAASE

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hris Botti seemed destined to become a musician from the very beginning: His mother, a concert pianist, encouraged him to pursue music as a child. He was a natural, and, today, the jazz trumpeter is an award-winning musician. He’ll be sharing his talent on his latest tour, and fans can see him at 8 p.m. on April 6 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Although Botti began playing instruments when he was young, his big aha moment came when he was 12 and heard Miles Davis play “My Funny Valentine.” “The impact it had not only persuaded him to make a life time commitment to the trumpet, it also launched the affection for melody, space and balance that have been intrinsic aspects of Botti’s musical vision,” notes his website. He attended Indiana University and studied with jazz educator David

Baker, trumpet teacher Bill Adam, jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw and jazz saxophonist George Coleman. He went on to perform with many of the greats, including Paul Simon, Sting, Herbie Hancock and Vince Gill. “Watching artists like Sting and Paul and Joni Mitchell, how they get in and out of songs, how they introduce people, whether they would do this or that sort of thing, what they would say about one of their players was a huge asset for me. I wouldn’t be the performer I am today without that background,” Botti explains on his website. He’s a solo artist now – and has made quite a splash. “Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre,” notes his website. “With ‘Impressions’ and the albums that preceded it, Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world.” O For more information, call 561-8327469 or visit kravis.org.


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CHANGING TIMES Menopause Can Put A Damper On Relationships, But There’s HopeBY LINDA HAASE

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ot flashes. Weight gain. Irritability. Anxiety. Mood swings. Ah, menopause. It’s often likened to an invasion of the body snatchers – and it packs a double wallop, with physical as well as emotional symptoms. So it’s not surprising that many couples have relationship issues during this time. And, with an estimated 6,000 women in the United States reaching menopause every day, it’s important to keep things in perspective, notes licensed psychotherapist and author

Mary Jo Rapini on her website. “While menopause affects women physically, it’s not the lack of sex, night sweats or fatigue that leave men feeling unloved. It’s the emotional loss of their partner,” writes Rapini, the co-author of “Re-Coupling: A Couple’s 4-step Guide to Greater Intimacy and Better Sex.” It’s called “the change” for a reason. And we all know how stressful – and bewildering – change can be. Education is key, says Susan J. Christiansen, a West Palm Beach licensed marriage

If she’s confused, he’s confused! Enlightenment for the woman going through the experience puts her in a better position to discuss the issue with her husband. Men like the facts short and bittersweet so they know how to better fix what may not even be a problem for them.

– Susan J. Christiansen, licensed marriage and family therapist

and family therapist. “If a woman doesn’t understand the stages going through menopause, it may create a domino effect – not good,” she says. “Many women are not making the menopause connection to the physical changes going on in the body. The unpredictability and loss of control of the physical aspects directly connects with their mood. Many women don’t like themselves during this time, which makes it diffiAPRIL 2016

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cult to embrace others around her.” If women don’t understand what is happening to their bodies, imagine how spouses or partners must feel. Notes Christiansen: “If she’s confused, he’s confused! Enlightenment for the woman going through the experience puts her in a better position to discuss the issue with her husband. Men like the facts short and bittersweet so they know how to better fix what may not even be a problem for them.” Boca Raton licensed clinical psychologist Susan Levin shares this perspective: “Many of the symptoms are similar to those women experience during pregnancy with hormonal changes, except menopause lasts a lot longer than nine 48

It’s important for couples to work out ways to be with each other that are comfortable and not give up sexuality and intimacy. A lot of couples give up the romance and turn into roommates, and that is a mistake. – Susan Levin, licensed clinical psychologist

months. But both can be stressful times for relationships.” There are many things that can help, she says, including talking to your doctor about your concerns, exercising and reading about the topic. “A lot of books discuss this, and they can help you feel less alone and

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normalize the situation,” she says. And, Levin cautions, menopause can have an impact on a couple’s sex life. It’s important, she advises, to have an open discussion with your partner, understand that these changes are normal and find ways to stay intimate and keep romance alive. “It’s important for couples to work out ways to be with each other that are comfortable and not give up sexuality and intimacy,” she says. “A lot of couples give up the romance and turn into roommates, and that is a mistake.” Add societal pressure to stay young, and menopause can cause depression and a loss of self-esteem, she cautions. Both Levin and Christiansen note that women may need

a doctor or a therapist to help them cope with symptoms, from hot flashes to anxiety. “Women should not expect to keep a stiff upper lip and try to go it alone if it is getting in the way of a relationship or causing selfesteem issues,” says Levin. What shouldn’t you do? “Ignoring the elephant in the room creates a bigger elephant; therefore, ignoring treatment will create a negative domino effect,” says Christiansen. “The household will become a very lonely place, and so will you.” She has this suggestion for mates: “Husbands can validate not only the symptoms but the woman’s experiences of what she is going through. For example, he can ask her what it feels like when she’s having a hot flash; maybe take her temperature so he can see for himself the extreme elevation. This will make a believer out of him, I can assure you.” Likewise, she shares this advice for women: “Don’t ignore your husband. Although he may not be going through the physical changes, he’s feeling the same emotions and tension as you. His needs also need to be addressed. That’s if you still want him around.” What else works? Speaking kindly and respectfully to each other; spending quality time together, sharing activities both partners enjoy; doing nice things for each other; and having empathy and compassion, she recommends. There is some good news, reports Levin: “I think this [experience] can be positive. It is about coming to terms with aging and accepting each other and feeling a deeper partnership. If you can navigate it successfully, it can increase your repertoire of affection and intimacy and bring you closer together.” Adds Christiansen: “This is a time to embark on a new journey together.” O


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Teaching Young Adults About Sexual Consent Starts At HomeBY DIANNA SMITH

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eonardo DiCaprio may have finally won an Oscar, but his achievement was eclipsed by a much more poignant moment at the 88th Academy Awards: when Lady Gaga performed “Til It Happens To You,” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground” about sexual assault on U.S. college campuses. A-listers in the audience and at-home viewers were moved to tears as the singer, herself a rape victim, was joined onstage by dozens of victims of sexual assault. Vice President Joe Biden even introduced the performance in conjunction with the White House initiative against sexual abuse, It’s On Us, asking the public to pledge “to 50

intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given,” among other things.

I hear it from girls all the time: ‘I was afraid to stop it. I didn’t want him mad at me.’ It all comes from a fear base, so I want to empower them not to be fearful. Girls don’t like to not be liked. They follow through with things that ultimately they didn’t really want to do.

– Tina Connan, licensed mental health counselor

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Clearly, the subject of sexual consent has reached a national boiling point, and colleges and universities, as well as parents, across the country are working to more clearly define what qualifies as consent – and to communicate that definition to young adults. But the task is challenging. “Sexual consent is a gray area because it involves communication, which can be influenced by a number of factors,” says Anne E. Norris, who holds a Ph.D. in nursing and psychology and is a professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies. “These factors can sometimes make it hard for someone involved in a sexual encounter with another person to recognize that they have crossed a line and violated consent. For example, the person sending the message may not send a clear message.”

In many sexual assault cases, alcohol or drugs are involved, blurring the lines even further. According to Florida law, an individual who is mentally incapacitated, asleep, physically helpless or unconscious due to alcohol or drug consumption is considered unable to give consent. But many young adults might not agree with that, which is why several Florida colleges and universities are spreading the word that the law does indeed exist. Norris says the University of Miami offers programs on safe sex and consent to first-year students in residence halls. Some schools, such as Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Florida International University in Miami, now require students to take online courses about sex and alcohol and drug abuse.


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Though local therapists respect higher education officials for these efforts, they say that the discussion should start at home, with parents talking frankly with teenage boys and girls about sexual consent, including the consequences of abusing drugs and alcohol. “Kids need to have an understanding of what actually may happen,” says Tina Connan, a licensed mental health counselor in Boca Raton. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, it is estimated that, for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year. And the majority of victims do not report the assaults to law enforcement. Many women aren’t sure that they’ve been legally assaulted because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. Others were afraid to say no because they didn’t want to upset their partners. And 52

Your body is precious. You get one body in your lifetime, and you have to treat it with care.

– Dr. Barbara Winter, psychologist, sexologist and certified sex addiction therapist

some had originally given consent but changed their minds and didn’t know how to tell their partners. The same goes for young men, who – let’s not forget – can also be victims of sexual assault. So, the better educated children are about sexual consent and how to handle themselves in uncomfortable situations, the better off they will be. According to Dr. Barbara Winter, a psychologist, sexologist and certified sex addiction therapist in Boca Raton, one important thing to constantly remind children is that their bodies are their own: “Your body is precious. You get one body in your lifetime, and you have to treat it with care.”

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If a young adult wants an individual to touch her in a sexual way, then it’s OK to give consent, Dr. Winter says. But, if she feels any hesitation, she should say no and tell the person to stop. Advise her to use her words. Connan says that young women need to know that it’s OK to change their minds, too. “I hear it from girls all the time: ‘I was afraid to stop it. I didn’t want him mad at me.’ It all comes from a fear base, so I want to empower them not to be fearful,” says Connan, who also serves as a teen life coach. “Girls don’t like to not be liked. They follow through with things that ultimately they didn’t really want to do.”

She reminds us that children should know at an early age that no means no. Ultimately, parents should be their children’s biggest cheerleaders, she says. We should build them up and make them feel loved and appreciated, which will affect how they comport themselves sexually in the future. “We are responsible for how our children feel about themselves,” Connan says. “If you’re always yelling at your children, they don’t really feel very good. And, many times, the sexual thing has to do with approval and feeling loved.” Plus, the more confident a teen feels, the more comfortable and honest he or she will be in a precarious sexual situation. Parents should also emphasize to their children that verbalizing one’s desires is the clearest way to give – and receive – consent before engaging in a sexual act with someone else. “It sounds weird, but you need to ask,” she says. “Otherwise, you are putting yourself in a situation in which you could be accused of sexual assault.” Norris realizes that sexual consent isn’t an easy topic to bring up with teens, so she recommends that parents uncomfortable with the issue write letters. This allows a child to take in the message on her own time, in her own way, and she can read the letter over again. If you do write a letter, remember to be honest. “Say, ‘There is something important that I need to talk with you about,’” she says. “‘I wanted to write out my thoughts because I am uncomfortable and also want to be clear in what I tell you.’” Most importantly, Norris suggests ending the letter in a reassuring and supportive way, and leave the door open for future discussion: “‘I love you, and I am willing to talk with you about this more if you want to.’” O


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The Brazilian Court – A Standby For Private Getaways – Offers Refreshed Amenities BY CHELSEA GREENWOOD

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t’s easy to see why the likes of Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo and Marjorie Merriweather Post considered The Brazilian Court, first built in 1926 by architect Rosario Candela, a home away from home. Candela’s goal was to create a Mediterranean-inspired “apartment hotel,” a stark contrast to the mega-hotels of Henry Flagler. Located on a quiet residential street in Palm Beach, the AAA Four Diamond hotel has no grand lobby where guests can see and be seen. Rooms are discreetly clustered in small groups, each area accessed by a single staircase. Accommodations are like nattily appointed personal apartments, with custom décor, plush furnishings and luxury bath amenities and fixtures. And the namesake courtyard, added by Maurice Fatio in 1936, is a lush, charming spot, offering nooks for private canoodling and covered terrace seating for small groups.

Privacy and luxury are the bywords at The Brazilian Court, and the hotel – now celebrating its 90th anniversary – continues to refresh its amenities to keep guests and locals coming back for more. Indeed, privacy and luxury are the bywords here, and the hotel – now celebrating its 90th anniversary – continues to refresh its amenities to keep guests and locals coming back for more. The AAA Four Diamond Café Boulud, by celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud, first opened its doors in 2003 and just completed a full-scale renovation. The formerly stuffy dining room has been revamped with 54

sleek, contemporary design, featuring shimmery, seashell-lined ceilings and Pecky cypress accents. “Our goal was to create a contemporary design for this classic restaurant that retains its elegance while providing a refreshing and accessible modern look in harmony with the hotel,” says Lauren Hastings, senior designer of LSI Designs, a division of Copperline Partners.

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The bar was relocated and expanded to three times its previous size, offering an all-day menu that encourages guests to drop in for a quick bite. The overall effect makes Café Boulud less of a special occasion restaurant and more of an everyday indulgence – without losing that “special” quality by any means. The new main dining menu, created in partnership with Executive Chef Rick Mace, takes a lighter approach, showcasing Boulud’s signature French dishes, inspired by his restaurants around the globe, while incorporating Florida’s fresh produce and seafood. Highlights include the Pheasant Paté en Croute appetizer; the Local Blackened Mahi entrée, with squash gratin and buttermilk; and raw bar offerings, like Local Rock Shrimp and Oysters on the Half Shell. Don’t forget to peruse the new Paul Fisher Gallery, comprising works selected by prominent Palm Beach art curator Paul Fisher. Styles range from modern to contemporary classic, and the collection rotates during season to provide fresh eye candy for guests. The gallery will also host painting and sculpture ex56

hibitions, including receptions with the artists, on an ongoing basis. And, while you’re in the hotel, why not drop into Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa? The expertly trained staff, many of whom have studied under celebrity stylist Frédéric Fekkai himself, are pros at pointing out your beauty faux pas and quickly remedying them. Creative director Philippe Barr is a magician with scissors and a blow-dryer, while Elle Glass is a veritable eyebrow whisperer. Services range from cuts, styling and coloring to makeup, nails, skin-care and select body-care treatments. Enjoy sipping complimentary champagne and overlooking the hotel’s serene pool as a team of professionals caters to your every aesthetic need. You’ll quickly understand why this is one of the island’s most popular salons. For after-dinner drinks, check out the Leopard Lounge & Restaurant at The Chesterfield Hotel. Just steps from The Brazilian Court, this island institution is known for its kitschy décor (black-lacquered walls, leopard-patterned carpet and mesmerizing hand-painted ceiling), ex-

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pert bartenders and live music. This is where Palm Beach goes to unwind, so don’t be surprised to see buttonedup ladies letting their hair down on the dance floor. A younger, hipper scene is just down the road at Chef Clay Conley’s hotspot Buccan, where guests pack into the small bar for creative hand-crafted cocktails. The restaurant’s signature small plates are served late, keeping Buccan buzzing longer than most island restaurants. Come morning, walk in the steps of the Kennedy clan by eating breakfast at Green’s Pharmacy, about

contact For more information, call 561-655-7740 or visit thebraziliancourt.com.

a mile and a half north of the hotel on North County Road. Belly up to the counter for old-school diner fare, including their famous milkshakes, and guess which seat John F. Kennedy used to take when he visited here. Need to burn off some calories? Cardio, Palm Beach style, can be found on Worth Avenue, dubbed “the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast.” Just south of the hotel, all the big luxury brands are here – Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Hermès, Jimmy Choo – but try exploring the charming vias for smaller boutiques. Take a mid-day break at Ta-boo, an island mainstay since 1941, for its legendary Bloody Marys and selection of 16 main course salads, amid the British colonial atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to kick back, relax and toast to the good life in Palm Beach. O


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Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump Wears Many Hats With Effortless Style

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t first glance, Ivanka Trump could easily be summed up as a gorgeous, sophisticated former model who leads a charmed life thanks to her billionaire father and realestate mogul, Donald Trump, who also happens to be the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination (as of press time). But Trump is much more than her flawless makeup and the stiletto heels she walks in so effortlessly. This 34-year-old is also a tough businesswoman who likely runs construction sites better than most men. She graduated summa cum laude in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and she’s relentless when it comes to making deals happen, which is evident by the fact that she acquired a huge piece of property in South Florida from her hospital bed after

giving birth to her first child. Trump serves as a role model for women who strive to be productive members of society as well as dedicated mothers. She balances her ambitious career, motherhood, family life and commitment to her faith – she converted to Judaism in 2009 – with a cool confidence. Trump is strong and knows what she wants. Just like her father. She even spent the last few months of her third pregnancy away from her Manhattan home so she could campaign for her father in New Hampshire and Iowa. Perhaps other women wouldn’t have taken on such extensive travel in their last trimester, but Trump isn’t like most women. Some have even called Trump her father’s secret weapon. She is a powerful leader in The Trump Organization, building and selling

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properties across the globe, but she is also fully invested in her own business, the Ivanka Trump Collection, which caters to working women with feminine yet sophisticated shoes, accessories and apparel. She uses the hashtag #WomenWhoWork to pro-

As a child, my greatest memories were visiting Palm Beach as a family. It has become even more special watching my children enjoy it as much as I did, following many of the same traditions.

mote her brand in addition to Women Who Work, an initiative Trump created to inspire women of all ages and backgrounds to build the lives they want to live. “I wanted to redefine what it means to be a modern professional woman and share that professional personas are only part of the story; women are also wives, mothers, sisters, best friends,” says Trump, who is making it her mission to let women everywhere know that their roles, regardless of whether they’re in an office or in a home, matter. Before she was a mother, a wife and a woman who is often the only female in a boardroom, Trump was a little girl who looked forward to vacationing with her family in South Florida. The historic Mar-a-Lago Club, spanning 20 acres on Palm Beach, is one of the most exclusive private APRIL 2016

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I wanted to redefine what it means to be a modern professional woman and share that professional personas are only part of the story; women are also wives, mothers, sisters, best friends.

clubs in the world. Donald turned the mansion into a club in 1995, but he kept private quarters there. It’s where the Trump family still spends holidays and vacations, and Trump calls it one of her favorite places in the world. “As a child, my greatest memories were visiting Palm Beach as a family,” she says. “It has become even more special watching my children enjoy it as much as I did, following many of the same traditions.” There are other properties in South Florida that Trump adores as well, including the three golf properties owned by the Trump family, Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Trump National Golf Club in

Jupiter and Trump National Doral in Miami, the latter of which is brand new after undergoing a $350 million transformation. This particular property will likely forever be a memorable one for Trump because it’s the deal she closed just hours after delivering her daughter, Arabella, in 2011. “Trump National Doral is an amazing example of our ability to get things done ahead of schedule, under budget and, most importantly, together,” she says. “My father, siblings and I were involved in every component of the resort and are so proud of the final product.” When The Boca Raton Observer last wrote about Trump eight years ago, she was only 26 and already taking the lead on many

of her father’s projects. She had recently established her fine jewelry line, and she acknowledged that her career was unlike those of many others her age. Trump was quoted back then as having to remind herself to still have fun because, after all, she was still in her mid-20s and hadn’t yet married the love of

her life, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner. Fast forward to 2016, and Trump’s schedule has probably tripled in terms of busyness. She’s not only the wife of another real estate mogul; she’s also the mother of three little ones: Arabella, Joseph and a third child who was about to be born, at press time. Besides work, her days are now filled with family time, date nights and tucking her babies into bed each evening. Her 20s are definitely over. But, for Trump, her 30s have perhaps been even more eventful, and more enjoyable, than she ever imagined they would be. That’s because Trump has found a way to become as efficient as possible. Her secret? Being a mom. APRIL 2016

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“Nothing makes you more efficient than having a child at home waiting for you,” she says. “I’m always ready to work hard and get things done so I can get home to my family. I set personal and professional goals and then structure my time in such a way to ensure that I’m prioritizing appropriately, able to be truly in the moment when I’m with my family so I feel fulfilled and not pulled in too many directions. I truly believe in the power of prioritization and efficiency.” Note that she’s careful not to use the words “work-life balance” when she speaks of being a working mother. Trump isn’t a fan of the word “balance,” and she hears it often from other female professionals, she says. But the word doesn’t satisfy her because it implies a scale that inevitably tips, she says. “It’s important to recognize that women are passionate about their careers, but they’re not singularly defined by them and should 64

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be able to build the life they want to live by enjoying their work in various roles – whether in the boardroom or at home,” she says. Trump is fairly open when it comes to sharing information about her life, except her religious beliefs. She hesitates to talk about her conversion, before marrying Kushner, because she

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says it’s a private matter, but Trump did speak briefly about it to Vogue last year. “We’re pretty observant, more than some, less than others. I just feel like it’s such an intimate thing for us … It’s been such a great life decision for me. I am very modern, but I’m also a very traditional person, and I think that’s an interesting

juxtaposition in how I was raised as well. I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity.” She also said that her family observes the Sabbath, and, from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday, both she and her husband turn off their cellphones, and “we don’t do anything but hang out with one another … It’s an amazing thing when you’re so connected, to really sign off. And for Arabella to know that she has me, undivided, one day a week? We don’t do anything except play with each other, hang out with one another, go on walks together. Pure family.” Quiet family time seems like the perfect way for Trump to recharge because her various roles keep her constantly on the go. She is also an author, having written the 2009 best-seller “The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life,” and she was also a real-

ity television star on her father’s hit NBC show, “The Apprentice.” Some say it made Trump famous. But, chances are, she would’ve made a name for herself anyway – if not in real estate, then in jewelry. Despite launching her fine jewelry line during 2008’s withering economy, sales were still very good. Her line is for “the self-purchasing female,” meaning sophisticated women who aren’t waiting for anyone else to buy them jewelry. “At the time I launched my collection, traditional jewelers were catering exclusively to men,” she says. “While my customer appreciates a gift (who doesn’t?), she’s also confident in her own sense of style and perfectly capable of treating herself – whether she’s celebrating a success, marking a personal milestone or simply adding to her collection.” Her jewelry is meant to make women feel beautiful and independent. Just like Trump. She is the woman she caters to with her jewelry and fashion lines – the quintessential self-purchasing female. And why shouldn’t she be? Trump has accomplished quite a bit since we last spoke to her in 2008, from overseeing multimillion-dollar projects and empowering women to campaigning for her father and becoming a wife and a mother of (soon to be) three. She’s happy, she says, and fulfilled, giving her father credit for helping make much of that happen. “My father has always said, ‘If you are passionate about what you do and self-motivated, you will ultimately succeed,’” she says. And, it’s safe to say, Trump has achieved great success – on her own terms. O


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BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON

Meet Local Jewelry Designers Who Make South Florida Shine While women are often decked out in jewelry from big-name jewelers like Tiffany & Co., Cartier and the like, more and more shoppers are gravitating toward one-of-a-kind pieces made by skilled artisans right in our own backyard. After all, who wants to show up to an event wearing the same statement necklace as another guest? The following brands were created by area women looking to do something a bit different in the jewelry genre, and their unique work has been featured in stores around the world. Read on to meet local jewelry designers who make our corner of paradise shine a little bit brighter.

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In 2010, Stephanie Kantis, a Dallas interior designer and baby furniture innovator, simplified her life by moving with her husband to Guanajuato, Mexico, a charming, colonial-era city where she could unwind, take cooking and jewelry-making classes and forget the hassles of running a business with 60 employees. Six

months later, Neiman Marcus was carrying Kantis’ statement pendants, cuffs, earrings and rings. “Someone at Neiman Marcus had heard about my collection and asked me to do a trunk show in Palm Beach,” Kantis says, laughing at the memory of her first “collection,” which consisted of only 24 pieces. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, I have a month to get more pieces made.’ I was running around my village asking people to help, including my classmates in jewelry class. We pulled it off and did record sales at the Worth Avenue Neiman Marcus store. That’s when everything hit.” APRIL 2016

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Florida women love color, and they love to wear gold. A lot of snowbirds love to be on the golf course during the day and then go out at night and look glamorous and have fun. In New York, they’re much more buttoned up and tailored. – Stephanie Kantis

Clockwise from top: Stephanie Kantis Magnolia necklace, Enamel cuff bracelet and Vivid ring

Today, Stephanie Kantis jewelry is sold in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores across the country, and Kantis and husband Anthony Burroughs have moved their business to Palm Beach. The jewelry-making studio is just two blocks from their home. “Florida has been very good for the Stephanie Kantis brand,” Kantis says. “Florida women love color, and they love to wear gold. A lot of snowbirds love to be on the golf course during the day and then go out at night and look glamorous and have fun. In New York, they’re much more buttoned up and tailored.” Kantis, 48, says she designs her gold-dipped statement pieces for the self-assured woman who knows herself and her style. “Women are blossoming flowers throughout their lives,” she says. “The flower gets more and more beautiful as you become more confident.” Kantis only wishes that young women had more confidence to wear her unique designs, she says: “I would like to cultivate young women to embrace artisan pieces. It takes time to develop that individuality.” She’s currently working on a line of fine jewelry featuring champagne diamonds and other precious stones. Visit stephaniekantis.com. 68

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The Bohemian When Krystal Sasso was a little girl, her friends played with dolls. Sasso played with beads, making them into jewelry that she gave to pals. “All my jewelry is unique and vintage,” says the designer, who started her eponymous company in her parents’ kitchen in Delray Beach. “I went from being 6 and begging my mom for colored beads to 26 and turning my hobby into a profession of more complex themes.” After studying fashion in Italy, Sasso traveled extensively, finding inspiration in Thailand, Maldives and Turkey. Sasso, who recently relocated to Mexico City, uses those international influences in her jewelry, which combines metals, textures and brightly colored stones into exclusive pieces “that reflect my upbeat and positive personality,” she says. The collection also includes spiritual elements like tiny Buddhas, red tassels and peace signs. The designs are a hit and have been worn by such celebrities as Daisy Fuentes and Alejandra Guzman. They’ve been featured in Vogue Mexico, People en Español and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014 and 2015. Sasso made the Sports Illustrated connection by tracking down an editor during a tradeshow and pushing a card into her hand. The magazine was “a platform you want to be featured in,” Sasso says. “It was a goal.” A couple years later, supermodel Kate Upton was wearing Sasso’s gold bangles (and little else) in a Swimsuit Issue. “Women buy the Swimsuit Issue as a shopping guide for the latest in swimsuits and jewelry,” says Sasso, now 32 and engaged to a Mexican accountant. “Men buy it for other reasons.” The Sports Illustrated break propelled Sasso’s website traffic, and boutiques began reaching out for her bohemian-chic designs. Her line now sells in 50 stores around the country, including The Seagate Hotel & Spa and Love Shack in Delray Beach as well as the Miami International Airport. “I’m the type of girl that loves to dress different pieces either up or down,” Sasso says. “I’m big on accessories.” Visit krystalsasso.com.

Krystal Sasso wood bead, pearl and diamond necklaces

All my jewelry is unique and vintage. I went from being 6 and begging my mom for colored beads to 26 and turning my hobby into a profession of more complex themes. – Krystal Sasso

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Perle by Lola freshwater pearl necklaces

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More South Florida Jewelry Designers On Our Radar

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Masonharlie gives personal jewelry a contemporary feel. The brand’s signature pieces are elongated charms of spiritual symbols and geometric shapes that bring an elegant yet edgy feel to necklaces, bracelets and bangles. The line was launched in 2012 by designers Shauna Slavin and Nicki Galper, who used their 20 years in the fashion industry to develop Masonharlie from conception to a full collection in one year. Their designs can be found in stores in California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Tennessee. The designers grew up in neighboring towns in New York but didn’t meet until they were adults pursuing fashion careers that brought them both to the Intermix boutique in Boca Raton. They combined the middle names of Galper’s son and Slavin’s daughter to create the moniker Masonharlie. Visit masonharlie.com.

Perle by Lola is a luscious jewelry collection fashioned from

freshwater and Tahitian pearls and semiprecious stones. Designed by Delray Beach mother-daughter team Dominique and Lola Malortigue, respectively, the line includes pearl lariats, necklaces with embellished pendants, stackable bracelets and more. “The inspiration for my collection is based on where I’ve been, what I’ve wanted to become and where I am today,” says Lola. a. Lola, who was born in Paris and split her childhood among Miami, Saint-Tropez and St. Barts, says French families are close. And, when other young adults are leaving the nest to establish indepenependent lives, Lola says working with her mother seems natural. “In France, it’s normal when you’re younger to stay with h your family,” says Lola, 26, whose middle name is Perle, French nch for “pearl.” “My mom’s my best friend. It makes it very easy to work with her. She’s always had great fashion sense. We’re able to create design items that reach different demographics.” Lola gravitates to more trend-setting designs, likee chunky pieces. Dominique, 60, likes more classic, simple but expensive pieces. Thus, their collaboration lends the line a “boho chic” feel. “It’s timeless because we use nice-quality pearls,” L Lola says. l says Each pearl is handpicked and chosen for its luster and shape. The line also uses ox bone from India, which is heavier than wood and just as beautiful as but more socially conscious (and legal) than ivory. “We’re extremely green,” Lola says. “We would never go for ivory itself.” Lariats made from leather and pearls are the collection’s signature pieces, which can be worn loose and long or doubled up. “They’re worn by 17-year-old girls to 90-year-old ladies,” Lola says. “They all wear them in many different ways.” The line is sold in boutiques throughout the United States, France, The Bahamas, Canada and Russia. The jewelry also is sold online and locally at Kyle by Alene Too in the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Periwinkle and Morley in Delray Beach and 55 Croisette on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Visit perlebylola.com.

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, a line of layered pieces with a simple, spiritual twist, is based in Boca Raton, but the designs are favorites of such internationally known celebs as Cameron Ca Diaz (the first A-lister to buy it), Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, M Miranda Kerr, Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker. Jennifer Zeuner, born and raised in Puerto Rico and now living in Boca Raton, began making jewelry duri during a work hiatus to raise her two oldest boys. Within three weeks of Zeuner cre creating her first design, Diaz bought a few pieces at a South Beach store. The line includes desig designs in rose and yellow gold vermeil, sterling silver and 14-karat gold th that can be worn many ways: looped, layered and stacked. Jennifer Zeu Zeuner Jewelry is sold online and by such retailers as NeiBergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. man Marcus, B Visit jennif jenniferzeuner.com.

Sasha Lickle Designs Island living has always been one of Sasha Lickle’s passions. The Palm Beach native spent many summers traveling with her family to The Bahamas, where she combed beaches for seashells. Now, as president of her own jewelry company, Lickle creates sophisticated shell jewelry, which she makes by hand from shells found throughout the world. Lickle calls her line “affordable” beach-themed jewelry, comprising golddipped shark-tooth necklaces, leather clutches with 24-karat-gold-dipped accents and freshwater coin-pearl necklaces. Lickle has no professional training as a jewelry maker. In fact, she has a master’s degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. A back injury confined her to bed for several months, which is when Lickle’s creative side blossomed and eventually gave birth to her jewelry line, now featured in dozens of stores along the East Coast. Visit sashalickle.com. O APRIL 2016

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tress can be deadly – and we face it every day. According to the American Psychological Association, stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. More than 75 percent of physicians’ office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. “If black plague is what killed most people in Europe in the Middle Ages, then stress is what’s killing us the most right now,” says Dr. Daniel Kirsch, president of the American Institute of Stress. Since April is National Stress Awareness month, take time to examine how stress may be affecting your life. If you’re female, the bad news is that women are twice as likely than men to suffer from stress-related mental illnesses and imbalances, such as anxiety and depression, says Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., a fellow with the American Institute of Stress and author of “Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress.” The reasons women experience – and suffer from – more stress than men are diverse, says Hanna. “Our brains are hardwired different-

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ly,” she says. “Men process information in a more compartmentalized fashion – kind of point and shoot – while women tend to analyze and sometimes overanalyze information, often considering how their decisions will affect others.” Differences in stress response even date back to primitive gender roles. “The most common stress response, ‘fight-or-flight,’ is more masculine in nature, designed to help males keep away predators or flee the scene,” she says. “For the females of the group, it was more important to ‘tend and befriend,’ taking care of the tribe and nurturing the children and others in the community.” New studies show that the male brain is more adaptable and resilient to stress hormones than the female brain, Hanna says. Men are better able to quickly forget the stressor and take action, but women tend to be supersensitive to stress and plan out strategies for the present while also dwelling on past and future events. “In bygone days, when such stimulation actually meant a threat to our survival, that difference was very helpful,” she says. “But, today, our stress response never ceases, leading to ailments such as depression, anxiety,


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fatigue, eating disorders and substance abuse.” When renowned endocrinologist Dr. Hans Selye first made the connection between stress and disease, he defined the distinction between positive stress and “dis-tress.” It’s important to note the difference, says Karin Witte, a licensed mental health counselor at the Relationship Center of South Florida in Boca Raton. “Stress is our perceived disconnection between a situation and our resources, or coping skills, to deal with the situation,” she says. “Negative stress can be job loss, divorce, losing a spouse or family conflict. Examples of positive stress are planning a wedding, having a baby, buying a home or falling in love.” The physiological effects of each type of stress are starkly different, she says: “Negative stress increases cortisol levels in the body and lowers the immune system. This can increase your risk of obesity, diabetes and heart and respiratory issues. Positive stress, on the other hand, can boost the immune system, enhance creativity and self-esteem and flood the body with happy hormones – endorphins, dopamine and serotonin.” One of the most common causes of stress for women today is “supermom syndrome,” trying to be everything for everyone, Witte says. “So often, women, especially working mothers, are desperately trying to seek a balance between their personal and work lives,” she says. “They are constantly striving for perfection to achieve that balance, so their stress levels remain high and become the norm. For many, they begin to have symptoms of irritability and find themselves lashing out at their partner or loved ones for no reason. Once you get help and start taking care of yourself, you will find yourself better able to be more available to others in a much healthier manner.” Other common stressors for women include lack of spousal support and financial distress, and the overall effect on one’s well-being is a high price to pay, Witte says: “When you are in a constant state

of stress, it becomes almost impossible to authentically allow the joy in your life to surface.” Hanna says it’s crucial for women to seek professional help when they’re feeling overly stressed and overwhelmed. “Just the act of getting support can decrease our stress response and increase nourishing chemicals, like oxytocin, in the brain,” she says. “Women in particular are hardwired to crave connection and collaboration, and, by seeking support, we actually benefit each other by strengthening our bonds.” Witte adds: “Getting help is not a luxury but a means of survival. Find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, and work at resolving and releasing the layers of fear – including the fear of not being perfect – that are stopping you from living a less stressful life. Find your power, and own your power.”

Reaching Peace It’s safe to say that Barbara Schmidt has found her power. Based in Boca Raton, the businesswoman, philanthropist and spiritual teacher formed Florida Atlantic University’s Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Life program and recently wrote “The Practice,” a guide to spirituality in today’s world. But her life was not always stress-free. “I was 28 years old and the owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in South Florida,” she recalls. “I was working hard, chasing the elusive dream of having it all, thinking that success would one day make me happy. I did not stop for a minute, going to all the social events and training seminars for my company.” She remembers pushing herself to be perfect in every way, believing that such perfection would make her “matter” to the world. “In the midst of this stress, I developed an eating disorder, bulimia, thinking that, if I were skinny on the outside, this would lead to happiness,” she says. “Everything I was doing was externally driven.

FAST FACTS ABOUT

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feel more stressed than they did five years ago

WORK STRESS CAUSES

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ONE in FIVE AMERICANS EXPERIENCES EXTREME STRESS: shaking, heart palpitations, depression

Stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40% heart attack by 25% and stroke by 5%

STRESS shrinks THE BRAIN Stress-related ailments cost the nation

$300 BILLION

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EXPERT STRESS-BUSTING TIPS Heidi Hanna, a fellow with the American Institute of Stress, says that the first step to break free from the stress cycle is to have a full medical workup if the symptoms of anxiety persist longer than a few days. “Many other issues, such as illness, allergies and even more serious concerns, like heart disease and diabetes, can manifest with symptoms similar to those of chronic stress,” she says. “Having a doctor screen you for any underlying medical concerns will clear the way for stress-management solutions, whether they be relaxation training or medication-based.” She offers the following tips from her book, “Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress,” which includes what she calls “the stressaholic recovery process.” “We need to make two key shifts to break free from stress addiction,” she says. “First, we need to recalibrate our operating system by replenishing at the most basic level with nourishing food and exercise, and, then, we need to reprogram our lifestyle by rewiring our thoughts and habits of behavior.” You need to retrain your brain to have a healthier, more positive perspective of the world around you, which will make stress more manageable, she says. “This includes creating what I call ‘BEATs’: setting boundaries, establishing realistic expectations, developing the right attitude and allocating adequate time to create new habits.” Her quick tips to tame stress are: • Write down three things you should be grateful for each morning • Practice deep breathing for three to five minutes each hour • Listen to relaxing or inspiring music before a business meeting • Eat something balanced every three to four hours to keep blood sugar steady • Get up from your desk and move around a few minutes every hour • Send a positive email to somebody before checking your inbox • Be aware of messages you’re receiving through TV, web surfing, social media and news • Build strong social connections • Prioritize sleep – at least seven hours nightly • Disconnect from technology, and spend time in nature every day • Practice visualization or simple meditation; download free exercises online or via apps 76

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Controlling my weight and looks fueled my desire to control my life.” Then, one fateful day in 1984, Schmidt woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. She was too tired to move and missed her first day of work in years. She then opened the newspaper and read an article about the one-year anniversary of singer Karen Carpenter’s death due to complications from an eating disorder. “I started to cry, and a small voice within said, ‘Go get help. You are going to die,’” she says. “So, I checked myself into an eating disorder treatment center in Naples the very next day.” Schmidt began her journey back to health through a 12-step program, and, one day, as she was walking through the gardens at the center, she came to a profound realization

that changed her life. “I realized that I mattered,” she says, her voice shaking with emotion. “All of my suffering from stress and my complete unhappiness came from not liking myself.” When she returned home six weeks later, she started going on spiritual retreats and studied with such masters as Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Scott Peck and Marianne Williamson. Now, she meditates for 30 minutes each morning; does some form of exercise daily, including walking and yoga; follows a vegetarian diet; and practices reflective meditation at night, when she “analyzes the events of the day in a non-judgmental manner,” she says. Schmidt has also been instrumental in bringing to Boca Raton such luminaries as the Dalai Lama and primate advocate Jane Goodall, as well as other Buddhist monks and speakers, to help promote her theme of developing a peaceful mind in order to enjoy life. “Everything we do must come from our love, strength and care about ourselves or we can never sustain all the demands put upon us in the external world,” she says. “We must live our lives from the inside out first. Stress is a given in the world today, but how we manage stress, how we balance our lives, is what gives us the ability to really shine and feel good about the lives we are living.”


Crash Course In 1991, Michelle Goebel, of Boca Raton, was hit by a truck and suffered whiplash, a concussion, severe head trauma, facial injuries and spinal disk damage. “My face was so torn up, the nurse in the ER let out a telltale sound,” she recalls. “My mother came in, took one look at me and cried. And she’s like a drill sergeant!” At the time, Goebel was in her late 20s, working by day and going to college at night. She was on her way to FAU when the accident occurred, and her whole world came crashing down. “I could no longer work because I could hardly walk,” she says. “I had to let my apartment go and move in with my mom, who drove me to countless doctors’ appointments. I made my mother cover all the mirrors so I didn’t know what I looked like. Goebel was prescribed pain medication, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories, which caused nausea and mouth sores. “I cried a lot, suffered from depression and anxiety and had no energy,” she says. “I had virtually no memory and couldn’t sleep at night. My mom took me to a cosmetic surgeon, but he said he couldn’t do anything to repair my face for five months, until I healed.” Eventually, she weaned herself off the pills but was still depressed. Then a friend told her about a great meditation teacher in the area. “I took my last $400 from the bank and made an appointment,” she recalls. “The teacher shared her own personal story of how meditation helped her when she was a college student. I had my first glimmer of hope.” Through meditation and visualization techniques, Goebel made a remarkable recovery and got her stress levels under control. “I would lie in bed and picture my body as being perfect and whole,” she says. When she returned to the cosmetic surgeon, he was astonished. “He said I didn’t need a thing

done,” Goebel says. “My hair and eyebrows had grown back. He pulled out the first photo he took of me, and I looked like Frankenstein’s monster. This time, I bawled my eyes out from sheer gratitude and joy.” She returned to college in 1992 and graduated with honors, earning bachelor’s degrees in humanities and international business. In 1993, she attended a lecture by Chopra in Fort Lauderdale, studied at his center in California and earned her certification as a meditation instructor. She’s also a practitioner of transcendental meditation, reiki, holistic aromatherapy and reconnective healing. Today, through her practice, Inspired Intent, she shares stressbusting knowledge and techniques with individuals and major corporations, including Tyco International. “After taking the group meditation with Michelle Goebel, employees have reported reduced stress at work and at home,” says Risa Harwood, of the human resources department at Tyco. “The results have been so positive that

we continue to expand the meditation program that she teaches.” Goebel says that the results of her deep meditation training have been remarkable across the board: “I have helped my clients recover and manage high stress levels so that they develop more clarity and have a better quality of life. They have received health benefits such as reduced stress and restful sleep – as soon as their heads hit the pillow, they are out for the night.” She adds that, in the midst of all the stressors we face on a daily basis, it’s vital to focus on what’s important. “We think we have to be connected to the outside world 24/7, which places enormous stress on our minds and bodies,” she says. “Selfcare is a priority. Deep meditation

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very family has secrets. But Jennifer Teege’s family secret was a bombshell. At 38, Teege discovered, by a stroke of fate, that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant of Poland’s Płaszów concentration camp, which was built to house Jews from the Krackow ghetto. Amon, who shot prisoners from his villa balcony for sport, was memorialized by actor Ralph Fiennes in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.” In her New York Times best-seller, “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past,” Teege, the biracial daughter of Amon’s German daughter and a Nigerian father, writes about her traumatic childhood, including early abandonment to an orphanage and eventual adoption by a loving family who discouraged any talk of her biological roots. Teege also discusses the shock and eventual healing power of discovering the family secret – and its ties to the infamous commandant widely considered the epitome of evil. Teege, who co-authored the book with Nikola Sellmair, is now 45 and lives with her husband and two sons in Hamburg, Germany. We recently talked with her at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “What You Do Matters” Luncheon in Boca Raton, where she was the keynote speaker, about the painful process of discovering her Holocaust 78

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connections, the power of keeping and sharing family secrets and the universal need to understand who you are and where you come from. “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me” is a pretty provocative title. Do you believe it? The idea is very simple. When you look at me, I do not represent the Aryan ideal, not only on the outside but on the inside, too. I want people to hear the story, to listen. And, sometimes, you have to speak a bit louder.

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You learned about your connection to Amon in a Hamburg library when you discovered “I Have to Love My Father, Don’t I?,” a book by your birth mother, Monika. Do you think fate led you to it? I do believe in something between fate and predetermination. I think you have a choice in life within the system you’re born into. I found the book out of 350,000 in the psychology department when I was almost 40 years old. It changed my life completely, dividing it into “before” and “after.” It’s not only fate, but it was meant to be. Your grandmother, Ruth Irene Goeth, lived with Amon next to the Płaszów concentration camp and was aware of – and some might say complicit in – his crimes. What was your relationship with your grandmother like? As a little child, I had no knowledge of her past and involvement in the war. I knew her only as a loving grandmother who liked me, which, growing up in an orphanage, was a good thing.

I had very positive memories that were shattered when I found out she was a woman of two faces, capable of living with a man like Amon next to a concentration camp. She wasn’t just an innocent bystander; she was part of the system. She was not prosecuted, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t guilty. You can see how complex humans are. During the war, she internalized the Nazi ideology; and, after the war, she was able to live a very different life, including accepting me as a black grandchild. How were you able to reconcile the two different parts of your grandmother? To bring it together was very difficult. I asked myself if the love I felt as a child meant that I, like my grandmother, am in denial and closed my eyes to what Amon did. What was your answer? It’s not something you can solve intellectually; it’s a process you have to go through. I asked myself if I’m allowed to have conflicting feelings. In the course of time, I said, “Yes.” The world is not black and white.


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Ruth Irene Goeth in 1983

You say that keeping secrets from children is damaging. But revealing traumatic details to children can be damaging, too. Now that you’re a mother, at what age do you wish your parents had begun discussing your connection to the Holocaust? I can’t give you a specific date. But my mother, Monika, did talk about her father in public without informing me. At least, I should have known

Teege and her adoptive brother Matthias Amon Goeth in 1945

about the secrets before I found out by coincidence. Someone should have told it to me privately. I told my children about their great-grandfather about a year and a half after I found out. The most important thing to me is there’s transparency, that the toxic part of the family secret would be gone. Slowly, step by step, I’ve tried to give them answers. It’s not a major theme in my family life that we talk about all the time, but it’s part of their identity.

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You Y write about the crushing depression that you suffered d before and after finding out about your Amon connection. How are you feeling now? The depression I suffered was related to this family secret. Today, I’m not suffering from depression anymore. It’s gone. Of course, the depression was not solely related to

the family secret. It was also related to early deprivation. When a child is given up at such an early age, everything is called into question. You lived in an orphanage until age 3 and then were fostered by the family that eventually adopted you at age 7. But, in the book, you constantly refer to them as your “adoptive” family, not just as your family. Why? “Adoptive” is a neutral term; it is reality. But it doesn’t say anything about the quality of the relationship or mean that it’s less worthy. I always had a biological mother, too, and I called her, “Mom.” After the adoption, when I was 7, talking about my mother was taboo. I didn’t want to make my adoptive parents feel like I didn’t like them enough, and they didn’t want me to feel like I wasn’t part of the family. We both kept silent. I do think it’s better to talk about things. Today, I call my adoptive mom by her first name, and

Photo by Thorsten Wulff

Although your family’s secrets are extraordinary, I read the book thinking about my own family’s secrets and the effect they’ve had on me. There are pieces of my story that are unique, but the theme is universal – the quest for identity, the toxic power of family secrets, that need to discover your roots. That is one of the reasons I decided to share my story.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Teege

Teege's christening


we’re closer than we were before. It’s an authentic relationship where we can talk about anything. How does your family feel about your book? I wrote the book with a co-author, and, after every chapter was finished, I’d send it to my adoptive family so they could read it. They were the first people I wanted to make sure were OK with it. It was important that they felt comfortable, because it’s not only my story but my family chronicle. There was never a conflict with them.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Teege

How is your relationship with your biological mother today? It’s something I wish was different. I was in contact with my biological mother for a year, and I thought we would be able to have a new relationship. But my mother cut ties and has not reached out to me since. I understand that she is not only my mother but a woman with

the people I meet are survivors of Płaszów who still have very intense memories. They look at me and see I’m so different from my grandfather, and they’re able to feel a connection to me. And I feel the same. Of course, there are other people who don’t want to see me. When you read comments on the Internet or on social media, some people don’t understand why I share the stories with the public, and sometimes they are suspicious about my motivation. There are some hateful comments, but they don’t say them to my face.

When your book ends, you’re singing “Hatikvah” with Israeli students beside the Płaszów memorial. You literally end on a note of hope. Are you still optimistic? You have to be hopeful. The course of history is always a struggle. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum believes that what you do

matters and you can change small things that make a difference. I encourage every single person to use his ability and talent to try to make a change. I like to touch and teach people at their core. I don’t want to make people smarter; I want to make people wiser. For me, it’s all about empathy. I want people to see the world through someone else’s eyes. O

Teege with friends

As the Holocaust retreats further into the past and survivors die, do you worry that deniers will someday rewrite history? Of course, there is a fear. There is a lot of denial going on, and antiSemitism is rising. The mission is to keep the memory alive, to teach people about the past to prevent genocide in the future. Extremism, racism and anti-Semitism is a daily reality.

Teege and her friend Noa

a difficult heritage and a lifelong struggle. I don’t take it personally, and I’m not suffering. You have to be patient. My door is open. Maybe she’ll step in someday again. You’ve told your story around the country through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. How do Holocaust survivors generally react to your talks? Their reaction is very positive. They come because they want to see me, and they are open. Some of

Teege in front of the former Jewish ghetto

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BY JUDY KIRKWOOD

DISCOVER WOMEN’S GETAWAYS FOR EVERY TASTE In the lives of many women, girlfriend getaways have gone from a trendy activity to a must-have mainstay. And it’s no wonder. “Although technology allows girlfriends to stay in touch across the miles, regular face-to-face get-togethers are vitally important,” says Irene Levine, psychologist and creator of The Friendship Blog. “Girlfriend getaways allow women to reconnect emotionally and create new memories together.” The key ingredients of a successful girlfriend trip are a happening destination, quality lodging, access to a spa or pool, great food and shopping – and, we think, something that will inspire conversation and stimulate the mind and body. Check out our five picks for vacations that will nourish your friendships and feed your spirit. So choose a date, and start planning!

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ART AND CULTURE TOUR Winter Park, Fla.

The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, Fla., 407-998-8090, thealfondinn.com

When your brain feels mushy and you need a break from your hectic day-to-day, arrange a stay with friends at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park, one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. A few miles from the hullabaloo of Orlando’s theme parks, the historic small town is an outpost of civilized living that offers art museums, great dining choices and Park Avenue for strolling and shopping. THE INN: You wouldn’t think that an inn created to raise scholarships for a liberal arts school would be voted one of the top 10 hotels in the country and No. 1 in Florida by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. But The Alfond Inn is a unique property, starting with the neon sign above the checkin desk: “Language must speak for itself” – it makes you think.

A few miles from the hullabaloo of Orlando’s theme parks, Winter Park is an outpost of civilized living that offers art museums, great dining choices and Park Avenue for strolling and shopping.

The hotel is an extension of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, and art abounds. Take the Sunday hotel art tour after brunch, where you can create your own Bloody Mary. And be sure to dine at Alfond’s Hamilton’s Kitchen, headed by James Beard honoree Chef Marc Kusche. THE TOWN: Walk. Walk. Walk. It’s good for the body and the soul, especially when you have tree-lined streets colored by azaleas and camellias, winding paths around a lake on

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BLISSFUL SPA JOURNEY Sedona, Ariz. Bliss should be shared with friends, which is why a destination spa is one of the most appealing girlfriend getaways. Mii Amo Spa in Boynton Canyon is blessed with good karma from both Sedona’s New Age vortex energy and the spiritual legacy of Native American tribes. With red rock formations that glow coral, pink, gold and violet, depending on the time of day, Mii Amo is a magical place.

The Alfond Inn

Tiffany Chapel

Tiffany lamp

a college campus and fashionable boutiques. Have lunch at 310 Park South, a New American café right around the corner from the hotel, and dinner at Bosphorous, a Turkish restaurant where traditional lavash bread with sampler appetizers is a meal in itself.

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Walk to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art to see the most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany glassworks in the world. You can also walk to the Scenic Boat Tour pontoon, which floats through canals, lined with pines,

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THE SPA: Since Mii Amo is an extension of Enchantment Resort – and has only 16 rooms and requires a three-night minimum stay, with an all-inclusive package of meals and services – some opt to stay at the larger Enchantment, within easy walking distance. Either way, the array of spa offerings at the 24,000-squarefoot property is dazzling. Beyond the usual choices, consider a body massage with wild Arizona sage “infused” with the light of the full moon. Specialty treatments include Aura-Soma color readings, energy work, emotional release and breath work and past life regressions. Like the spa treatments, the cuisine at the spa café and the property’s other restaurants have Native American influences, like Hopi blue-corn pancakes with prickly pear syrup and squash blossoms with a crispy almond crust. And the scenery is incredible from all dining venues. But don’t just look: Hiking trails outside Mii Amo journey into sacred territory.

Sedona has attracted spiritual seekers throughout history. Don’t get sidetracked by mystical gems or places to have your aura

THE TOWN:

Museum images courtesy of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida; inn photos by Len Kaufman

papyrus, cypress and live oaks, that lead to three of Winter Park’s lakes, ringed by millionaires’ mansions.

The Alfond Inn


Enchantment Resort Tii Gavo Patio

Mountain biking in Sedona

Bliss should be shared with friends, which is why a destination spa is one of the most appealing girlfriend getaways. Enchantment Resort pool

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Tasting at Becker Vineyards

Sundance ZipTour

read on the main drag. Browse the shops at Tlaquepaque, a replica of a Mexican village, and treat yourselves to Sunday brunch or dinner at L’Auberge restaurant on Oak Creek. Elote Café is beloved by locals and travelers for its Mexican food, and the view at Mesa Grill at Sedona Airport is incomparable. Pink Jeep Tours offers off-road adventures in Sedona’s “outback.” And don’t forget to take home a copy of Mii Amo’s cookbook, “A Journey of Taste,” so you can try your hand at some spa recipes.

DON’T MISS:

Mii Amo Spa, Enchantment Resort, 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona,

Sunday house

icksburg come to shop. And that includes stylish women from big Texas cities who devour the unique boutiques filled with modern and vintage home furnishings and décor, personally designed jewelry and fashionable attire for both ladies of leisure and cowgirls at heart.

Texas Hill Country may offer radiant sweeps of bluebonnets along highways and historical legacies like the LBJ ranch, but about half the travelers who come to Fredericksburg come to shop.

Ariz., 844-993-9518, miiamo.com

HILL COUNTRY SHOPPING SPREE Fredericksburg, Texas Texas Hill Country may offer radiant sweeps of bluebonnets along highways and historical legacies like the LBJ ranch, but about half the travelers who come to Freder86

THE COTTAGES: Fredericksburg is known for “Sunday houses,” small cottages farmers built in town so they could buy supplies on Saturday, stay the night and go to church on Sunday. These tiny houses range from simple and rustic to Victorian and grandmotherly to modern and luxurious. There are many choices, but the 14 darling Sunday Haus

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Cottages at the newly renovated Fredericksburg Herb Farm are especially desirable because of the property’s spa; bistro; gift shop; and flower, vegetable and herb gardens, providing garden-to-table freshness at the restaurant. Another perk is morning delivery of pastries to your cottage porch mailbox.

Sundance guest room

ences (plus a dab of New Orleans and the Caribbean); August E’s is known for nouveau Texas cuisine; and Tubby’s Ice House has tostadas, tacos – and goat curry. Fredericksburg is the epicenter of Texas Hill Country wines, with 45 wineries and vineyards in the area. Take advantage of tastings.

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THE TOWN: Fredericksburg is just a few

hours from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. For shopping, you need go no further than Main Street to start your engines. If you’re looking to spruce up your home décor, make a new statement or simply be inspired, check out Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities, a virtual laboratory of design. For women’s fashions, visit Haberdashery Boutique. The Texas Silver Rush draws customers from all over the world for its jewelry designs. Vaudeville is a hybrid venue, comprising a home goods showroom, an art gallery and a bistro and supper club that serves well for lunch or dinner. Restaurants here are quite sophisticated: Navajo Grill blends Southern cuisine with Mexican influ-

Fredericksburg Herb Farm, 405 Whitney, Fredericksburg, Texas, 844-596-2302, fredericksburgherbfarm.com

GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Sundance, Utah To get in the mood to rendezvous with girlfriends at Sundance Mountain Resort, send each a Sundance catalog. Many of the photos are taken amid the alpine landscape, and products are inspired by the pioneer spirit of Robert Redford’s community of Sundance. Just northeast of Provo, on the slopes of Mount Timpanogos, the resort is a village that encompasses an internationally recognized

Tasting image by Blake Mistich; shopping image by Steve Rawls; Sunday house image by M. Bennett

Main Street shopping in Fredericksburg


Horseback riding at Sundance

Poolside at Hotel Monteleone

Besides its culinary fame, New Orleans is rife with music on every block and street corner; loaded with scenery and history; prone to parades and voodoo dolls; and imbued with magic, mystery and fodder for stories that friends will tell for decades. film institute and festival, recreation and wild areas, restaurants, arts workshops, shopping, a spa and live entertainment. In winter, try skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing; in summer, ski trails turn into paths for hiking, biking and horseback riding. THE RESORT: Sundance’s rough-hewn wood cottages, cabins and homes are integrated into the landscape. Fireplaces, Western- and Native American-inspired blankets and art make the rooms cozy, and some have kitchens, living areas and lofted ceilings. The whole place has a rustic elegance but offers modern amenities. The Tree Room is a delightful dining venue built around a tree at the base of the village, and the charming Owl Bar is a restored 1890s venue; the original was frequented by Butch Cassidy’s Hole in the Wall Gang.

Everywhere you go in the village is a little hike – whether to the trailheads or the art studios to work on jewelry, photography, pottery and more. But, to get a real feel for the mountain in the summer, take

Carousel Bar & Lounge at Hotel Monteleone

Spa at Hotel Monteleone

a bike up the ski lift and have a thrill ride back down to the village. You can take a guided herbal walk to the base of Stewart Falls and continue on your own to see the 200-foot waterfall. Cleanse your body and spirit with a sage and sweet grass ritual at the spa (plus some Great Salt Lake mud). Shop in the general store for Fair Trade Western clothes and jewelry.

dinner and last call and take food tours in between. Besides its culinary fame, New Orleans is rife with music on every block and street corner; loaded with scenery and history; prone to parades and voodoo dolls; and imbued with magic, mystery and fodder for stories that friends will tell for decades. Located in the heart of the French Quarter – near antique shops, restaurants, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, the French Market and Riverwalk – Hotel Monteleone is one of the best representatives of timeless New Orleans. Owned by the same family since 1886, the majestic hotel offers luxury rooms and suites, a heated rooftop pool, a spa and dining and nightlife that will make you feel like an insider. The lobby’s huge chandeliers and Italian marble floor, plus floor-to-ceiling windows and brass beds in guest rooms, project 19th-century Southern elegance. Don’t neglect the hotel’s Criollo restaurant or the Carousel Bar & Lounge, a revolving Mardi Gras celebration that must be experienced.

THE HOTEL:

For the strong of heart, take the Sundance ZipTour. You can ride side by side and control the speed, so you can stop mid-air for photographs of the stunning mountain scenery as you descend 2,100 feet.

DON’T MISS:

Sundance Mountain Resort, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah, 866-259-7468, sundanceresort.com

TASTY CULINARY JOURNEY New Orleans

THE VILLAGE:

At some point, foodie friends must make a pilgrimage to New Orleans, famous for its po’ boys, gumbo and beignets. Friends can linger over breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour,

New Orleans’ restaurants are famous: Antoine’s, Acme’s Oyster House, Café du Monde, Courtyard of Two Sisters and many more. Instead of trying to hit the top tier in a short amount of time, try taking a food tour. Learn the difference between Creole and Cajun cuisine on the New Orleans Culinary History Tour, which offers a historical perspective on Antoine’s and Tujague’s, as well as samples of signature dishes. Tastebud Tours visit Little Vic’s for muffuletta and the Old Coffeepot for jambalaya. Feed Me Tours hone in on oysters and cocktails, and the New Orleans Culinary History tour, by Free Tours by Foot, demonstrates why New Orleans is one of the best food cities in the world.

THE CITY:

DON’T MISS: Take a walking tour of the photogenic Garden District for a peek at some of the city’s most beautiful homes and lovely foliage. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans, La., 504-523-3341, hotelmonteleone.com O

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WONDER WOMEN Palm Beach County is a hub of dynamic women. From attorneys, doctors, business owners and educators to philanthropists, publicists, Realtors and travel agents, the list is long and impressive. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve rounded up the best of the best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; women who are successful, insightful and experts in their respective fields. Read on to meet these leaders and discover what makes them the Wonder Women of our community.

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REINALDO RODRIGUEZ, JAMESON OLSEN, STARLYN ALCALA AND RUBIN SIMPSON

WOMEN

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A Moving Experience

Jameson Olsen Knows That Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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I wouldn’t be able to do what I do with such confidence if I didn’t have this team behind me.

ong before Jameson Olsen took

four South Florida locations,

she says. “You have to show them

on the role of director of market-

serving Fort Pierce to the Florida

you care, so they care.”

ing and business development for

Keys. Although known as the

The company also offers its

All My Sons Moving & Storage,

official mover of all South Florida

employees a stock ownership

she knew that their motto, “Let

sports teams, the company also

plan so they have a stake in what

our family move yours,” was

donates trucks and man hours to

they do. Every employee also

more than lip service.

a number of charities, including

undergoes a background check

As a young woman, Olsen

the American Heart Association,

so clients know that they’re in

needed a mover pronto to escape

the American Red Cross and Toys

good hands.

a difficult personal situation. After

for Tots.

Whether you’re looking to

calling several moving companies,

The company also works regu-

make a move locally or nation-

All My Sons Moving & Storage

larly with Realtors and, last year,

wide, All My Sons Moving &

provided her with a truck within

was named Affiliate Member of

Storage provides clients with a

45 minutes. Today, when people

the Year by the Realtors Associa-

team of highly trained profession-

call any of the company’s 61 em-

tion of the Palm Beaches.

als whose goal is to make your

ployee-owned locations through-

Although her focus is market-

out the United States, customers

ing and business development,

“I wouldn’t be able to do what

can rest assured they’ll receive the

Olsen often steps into whatever

I do with such confidence if I

same kind of prompt and profes-

role is needed.

didn’t have this team behind

sional service.

move as easy as possible.

“I have done everything from

me,” Olsen says. “We are not just

In business for 20 years, All

dispatching trucks to bringing

moving people’s furniture; we

My Sons Moving & Storage has

crews refreshments and lunch,”

are moving people’s lives.”

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Luxury Living

BONNIE HEATZIG

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elling luxury waterfront real estate

practice took off.

Bonnie Heatzig’s Passion For High-End Real Estate Delivers Results

In addition, she maintains an

is her passion, and, through hard

Her knowledge, passion and

off-market, private portfolio of

work and dedication, Bonnie

commitment have allowed her to

luxury real estate offered exclu-

Heatzig of Boca Executive Realty

deliver optimal results to her clients.

sively to her client base. Her abil-

has become a recognized leader in the luxury property market.

“My legal background gives

ity to effectively negotiate and

me the unique ability to strategize

close deals has been the cornerstone of her success.

With nearly $45 million in

and draft creative provisions that

sales last year, Heatzig is already

routinely bring parties together.

Her candor and compassion,

on track to double that figure this

Being able to break through im-

as well as her attention to detail,

year thanks to her creativity and

passes and reach solutions that

help her provide such exceptional

unwavering determination to get

work for everyone is especially

service. With creative marketing

the job done.

rewarding,” she says.

strategies that are targeted to up-

Although a Realtor for 12 years,

Heatzig started her career with

per echelon clientele, Heatzig’s

Heatzig previously worked as an

a $9.5 million oceanfront sale

professional dealings are 100 per-

attorney for a national advertising

and has not looked back. With

cent on par with a sophisticated,

firm where she negotiated deals

years of experience selling in the

high-net-worth client base.

with multinational and Fortune

high-end, luxury market and liv-

“For me, it’s about providing

500 companies. But she always

ing on the waterfront, Heatzig

the highest caliber of service for

had a love for luxury real estate,

offers her clients an in-depth un-

my clientele on every front,” she

and, when the opportunity pre-

derstanding of the many facets of

says. “That is the value-added

sented itself, Heatzig took the

selling ultraluxury properties that

difference I bring to the upper

plunge into the market, and her

others simply don’t have.

echelon of the luxury market.”

My legal background gives me the unique ability to strategize and draft creative provisions that routinely bring parties together.

Boca Executive Realty is located at 153 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-251-0321 or visit bocaexecutiverealty.com. APRIL 2016

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Calling All Adventurers

Travel Agent Ronit “Roe” Naccache Offers Something For Everybody

R “ ” We become like family.

RONIT “ROE” NACCACHE

onit “Roe” Naccache is in the

connections that they pass along to

you know it, we’re helping your kids

business of making dreams come

their clients to put the cherry on top

plan their family vacations.”

true. In fact, she, along with her

of vacation experiences.

Naccache, who’s been arrang-

experienced agents at Boca Ex-

“We know that innkeeper at

ing adventures since she was a

press Travel, may be the fairy god-

that cute bed and breakfast in

teenager, enjoys the challenge of

people of travel, taking those few

Prague,” says Naccache. “We’ll

nailing down those small details,

preciously earned vacation days

tell our clients to ask for this cer-

giving clients special experiences

and spinning them into carefully

tain concierge at this particular

to make each trip unique.

crafted adventures.

hotel in Paris or to tell the owner

She has also earned the dis-

of that funky little trattoria in

tinction of being an American

Italy that we sent you.”

Express Travel Insider for Israel,

“I love creating their travel itineraries, their dreams,” says Naccache. “When people return, I call

It’s that extra something you

to welcome them home and discuss

just can’t get by booking a trip

their vacation. In most cases, they

online. In fact, the agents at Boca

Boca Express Travel is a full-

tell me that I’ve met or exceeded

Express Travel have been build-

service travel agency offering ev-

their expectations.”

ing lasting relationships for more

erything from arranging a rental

than 25 years.

car to a hot air balloon experi-

For the experts at Boca Express

ensuring that clients travel like locals, not typical tourists.

Travel, it’s all about the years of expe-

“We become like family,” says

ence over Tuscany to a destina-

rience they have, the personal miles

Naccache. “We work within gen-

tion wedding in Cancun. There’s

they’ve logged and the connections

erations. First, we’re planning your

something for everyone – you

they’ve made along the way. It’s these

parents’ vacations, and, then, before

only have to dream big.

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Good Italian Food

Bonnie Beer Welcomes You To The Family Table BONNIE BEER

B

onnie Beer is always bustling at

bring on the humongous Scam-

same ideal location, right smack

Caffe Luna Rosa, and, lucky for

poni – two eight-inch Mediter-

dab on Delray Beach, for 23 years,

her, she’s not alone. Instead, she is

ranean shrimp crammed with

and they’ve done so by staying rel-

one of six cogs in the wheel that

crabmeat stuffing that Beer

evant.

runs the restaurant like a well-

boasts is “to die for.” Patrons

“We’re always trying to be one

oiled machine.

also love the fresh-baked arti-

step ahead,” Beer says. “We travel

While the other five cogs aren’t

sanal bread, homemade desserts

a lot, and we’re always look-

exactly blood-related, Beer will

and coffee from beans roasted

ing for the next hot trend. But

tell you that it’s a family-run

onsite.

our customers are our guide; we

business just the same.

Peer into a little window,

really listen to them. We keep

“They’re like my brothers,”

and watch seasoned chefs make

a close eye on our reviews and

Beer says. “We’ve all been working

pasta the old-fashioned way —

answer every one.”

together for at least 15 years.”

by hand – in their own pasta

These customers are also part

The family at Caffe Luna Rosa

room. All dishes are made with

of the Caffe Luna Rosa family,

puts together classic Italian

the freshest ingredients, sea-

Beer says: “Some have been com-

dishes made from scratch for

sonal vegetables, fresh caught

ing since day one, when we were a

your family.

seafood, chicken, beef and veal

little gelateria and sandwich shop.

that leave guests ready for a nap

We want them to feel comfort-

on the beach.

able, like they’re right at home –

Guests especially enjoy the Lump Crabmeat Eggs Benedict from the brunch menu, Salmon

And they don’t have far to go.

Salad for lunch, and, for dinner,

Caffe Luna Rosa has enjoyed the

We want them to feel comfortable, like they’re right at home – but, you know, without having to do the dishes.

but, you know, without having to do the dishes.”

Caffe Luna Rosa is located at 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-274-9404 or visit caffelunarosa.com. APRIL 2016

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CLAIRE SHERES

WOMEN

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True Professional

Claire Sheres Earns Coldwell Banker’s Top Awards By Delivering Results

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You definitely want Claire on your side of any real estate transaction.

laire is a meticulous professional,

on, and I will highly recommend

is, for the 10th consecutive year,

has a superb support team, includ-

you,” says Hillary Krouse.

Woodfield Country Club’s topproducing resident Realtor®.

ing team partner (and daughter-

“Claire negotiated the sale and

in-law) Morgan, and incredible

purchase of our Boca homes – a

Family and community are

marketing, so it’s not surprising

true professional. You definitely

integral parts of Sheres’ balanced

that she continues to lead the

want Claire on your side of

lifestyle.

way in Palm Beach County for

any real estate transaction,” says

Coldwell Banker agents,” says

Michael Begleiter.

“A family business is tough, but with patience and compas-

Duff Rubin, regional senior VP

“I couldn’t believe the activity

sion, nothing is more gratifying

Southeast Florida, Coldwell Bank-

generated by your great marketing

than working with loved ones and

er Residential Real Estate. “Claire

and the results achieved by your

helping others,” says Sheres.

always finds a way to get the job

skillful handling of the contract ne-

A 25-year Boca Raton resi-

done for her clients.”

gotiations,” wrote Denis Beaulieu.

dent, Sheres is a Lion of Judah,

Clients’ testimonials explain

Sheres attributes much of her

supports JDRF, AIPAC and, in

why Claire Sheres receives top

success to experience and antici-

February, with husband Allan,

awards from Coldwell Banker/

pating her clients’ needs, having a

proudly chaired the very successful

PREVIEWS.

dedicated team and working with

United States Holocaust Memorial

the world’s largest luxury brand,

Museum’s 2016 South Florida

Coldwell Banker/PREVIEWS.

luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort

“Thank you for your hard work in selling our properties. You are professional, extremely resource-

Sheres is a member of Coldwell

& Club. Community-minded

ful and you had our best interest

Banker’s most prestigious Inter-

son Robert and daughter-in-law

in mind. Your advice was spot

national LEGENDS Society and

Morgan served as vice-chairs.

Claire Sheres’ office is located at 7000 W. Palmetto Park Road, #105, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-414-4146 or visit sheresrealty.com. 94

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Creative Thinkers

HELENA LEVINE

F

Helena Levine’s Focus Is Graduating Tomorrow’s Leaders And Future Philanthropists

or the past 20 years, Donna Klein

en the opportunity to succeed,”

Levine is active in the Jewish com-

Jewish Academy Head of School

she says. “Methodologies and

munity. In February, she was one

Helena Levine, MSW, LCSW, has

best practices are rapidly evolv-

of nine female leaders from the

served as a teacher, an administra-

ing. We are in a constant state

community invited to share their

tor and a guidance counselor in

of change in 21st century educa-

perspectives on Jewish life and

both public and private schools.

tion. Some experts say 21st cen-

leadership during the Night of

She has worked with children from

tury is an outdated reference, and

Inspiration program, presented

a broad range of backgrounds, with

we need to be thinking like 22nd

by the Jewish Federation of South

diverse academic needs. She has

century leaders.”

Palm Beach County’s Deborah &

the unique ability to guide others

DKJA continues to expand on

with her passion, vision and excep-

its STEAM (Science, Technol-

tional leadership skills.

Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement.

ogy, Engineering, the Arts and

She attributes much of her suc-

Prior to embarking on her new

Math) initiatives, and Levine has

cess to her relationships with stu-

role as head of school on Jan. 1,

been a progressive educator in the

dents, parents, faculty, board mem-

2015, Levine served as principal

area of Design Thinking. This is

bers and community members.

of Claire and Emanuel G. Rosen-

a unique approach to teaching

“It all comes down to excellence

blatt High School at DKJA.

and learning that strives to enable

within our Jewish context. DKJA

“As an administrator who has

students to master critical think-

is a K-12 community day school

worked in education most of my

ing, problem-solving, communi-

grounded in Jewish values and tra-

professional career, I am devoted

cation skills and collaboration.

ditions and will be for generations

to assuring that every child is giv-

In addition to her role at DKJA,

As an administrator who has worked in education most of my professional career, I am devoted to assuring that every child is given the opportunity to succeed.

to come,” Levine says.

Donna Klein Jewish Academy is located at 9701 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-852-3300 or visit dkja.org. APRIL 2016

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DURÉE ROSS

WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Propensity For Passion

Durée Ross’ Flair For Business Propels Client Success

I

f passion were certifiable, Durée

Things can change at a moment’s notice, and we have to be there to help the client morph right along with the changing business landscape.

of PR and marketing campaigns.

always in a state of flux,” Ross says.

Ross would be deemed clini-

“I am involved in every account

“Things can change at a moment’s

cally enthusiastic. Her unabashed

on some level, so it’s not the typi-

notice, and we have to be there to

energy isn’t lost on her team; in-

cal situation where the big guns

help the client morph right along

stead it’s been deemed downright

come in to pitch the business then

with the changing business land-

contagious as Durée & Company

never see the client again,” Ross

scape.”

breaks the stoic marketing mold

says. “First, we’re very clear about

From planning a creatively stra-

with a sledgehammer, taking cli-

establishing the goals and objec-

tegic public relations and social

ents along for a ride straight to

tives for the client so we can attain

media strategy that creates buzz to

the top.

good, measured results.”

a headline-making groundbreak-

cookie-cutter

ing event, Ross’ zeal comes from

what I do. I truly live it, love it and

“I am insanely passionate about

method. Instead, each client gets

watching her clients’ businesses

can’t imagine doing anything else,”

a custom-designed program to

take off and grow.

Ross says. “I love helping clients

suit their specific needs. But, in

The relationships she has forged

with all facets of their business –

a world where technology and

with clients more often than not

I love seeing them get to the next

communication techniques can

become friendships. As their busi-

level and playing a big part of that

change at lightning speed, Durée

nesses have become successful and

journey.”

& Company is the calm that

grown over time, so, too, has the

guides them through the market-

multiple-award-winning Durée &

ing storm.

Company, doubling the size of the

And she’s right there with them, steering the wheel. Ross takes a per-

This

is

no

sonal interest in every client, over-

“We have to be very fluid be-

seeing strategy and implementation

cause our clients’ businesses are

first office that Ross purchased in 2013.

Durée & Company is located at 10620 Griffin Road, Suite 208, Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-723-9350 or visit dureeandcompany.com. 96

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On Your Side

Ronda Ellis Brings A Dedicated Approach To Personal Injury Protection RONDA ELLIS

F

or more than two decades, Ronda

services rendered to automobile

Ellis’ dedication and personal

accident victims. It is a depart-

“I am surrounded by talented

approach to clients have been

ment dedicated to revenue cycle

and dedicated people who con-

instrumental in establishing Ellis,

clients.

tribute to the success of the firm,”

mance workplace.

Ged & Bodden’s reputation for

As managing partner, she helps

she says. “It is my job to create a

providing compassionate, com-

develop a vision and strategy

positive work environment that

prehensive legal counsel in the

within the firm. She utilizes that

encourages teamwork and, most

areas of personal injury and

position to strongly encourage a

importantly, collaboration. I be-

wrongful death. Early on in her

diverse work force. It is worthy

lieve it certainly takes a village.

career, she focused on class action

to note that one partner is Jamai-

Today, effective leadership is more

and mass tort cases. These cases in-

can, one female and one male.

side by side than the old days.”

volved breast implants, Accutane

Her employees speak six different

In addition to her full work

and fen-phen.

languages, are from various coun-

schedule, Ellis finds time for

tries and include many single

charity work, including volun-

mothers.

teering with the Boys & Girls

Since then, the firm has developed an entire division and become a leader in the field of PIP,

Ellis has a unique opportunity

personal injury protection. The

and responsibility to serve as one

“We all have a duty to give back,

firm assists hospitals and medical

of the catalytic voices to promote

and there is no better fulfillment

providers throughout the entire

a forward-thinking work envi-

than working with an organization

state in recovering unpaid or un-

ronment. She is driven to imple-

that helps children less fortunate

derpaid PIP benefits for medical

ment a positive, high-perfor-

than ourselves,” she says.

Club of Wellington.

We all have a duty to give back, and there is no better fulfillment than working with an organization that helps children less fortunate than ourselves.

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., is located at 7171 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-995-1966 or visit egblaw.com. APRIL 2016

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WONDER WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Dynamic Duo

Hanley Center Foundation’s “Twins” Focus On Prevention ABBY HAMILTON AND ASHLEIGH LENTZ

A

shleigh Lentz is 24. Her “twin,”

empower our audiences through

Lentz and Hamilton focus their

Abby Hamilton, also is 24. The

a laid-back, interactive presenta-

efforts on the Alcohol Literacy

two aren’t related, but their passion

tion,” says Hamilton.

Challenge, a 90-minute interac-

for educating teens about the dan-

Adds Lentz: “We don’t use scare

tive session during which they talk

gers of drugs and alcohol brought

tactics with the kids because we

about the myths associated with

them together, and, now, everyone

know that doesn’t work.”

drug and alcohol abuse.

at the Hanley Center Foundation

refers to them as “The Twins.”

We don’t use scare tactics with the kids because we know that doesn’t work.

The foundation is on the front-

“A lot of people think drug and

lines of the addiction epidemic,

alcohol abuse begins in high school,”

They even have their own Twit-

having expanded its evidence-

says Hamilton. “But the average

ter handle, @TwinzTweet, which

based prevention programming.

age of first use in Florida is 13.”

they created to educate and em-

The goal is to serve more than

Instead of using old-fashioned

power youth across Florida about

120,000 Florida students over the

scare tactics, the Hanley Center

living a healthy and substance-free

next three years.

Foundation’s program focuses on

lifestyle.

The prevention staff provides

the real physical effects of what

The two are among 19 mem-

age-appropriate substance abuse

happens when students drink or

bers of the foundation’s substance

programs to children from elemen-

use other substances.

abuse prevention team who visit

tary to high school, in both public

“The way we address the issue

schools across Florida to engage

and private schools, using a model

of drinking allows students to take

students in an open dialogue

that reinforces self-confidence, pos-

a look at the facts and make their

about the dangers of drugs and

itive messaging and positive peer

own decisions,” Hamilton says.

alcohol using positive messaging.

pressure. They also offer presenta-

“We aren’t trying to make deci-

tions to parents and caregivers.

sions for them, and that works.”

“The goal is to educate and

Hanley Center Foundation is located at 900 54th St., West Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-841-1122 or visit hanleycenterfoundation.org. 98

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Slept Away

Dr. Lauren Rutkowski Lets Kids Be Kids And Create Lifetime Memories LAUREN RUTKOWSKI

A

t Indian Head Camp, it’s not about

to-earth, value-based principles.

And most of them come back,

designer clothing, the latest elec-

“We maintain values that par-

tronic gadget or even how you look.

ents remember from their camp-

“Not only does Indian Head

“We believe that sleep away

ing days,” says Lauren, who went

have a 99 percent retention for

camp is a place for kids to be kids.

on to earn two Ph.D.s. Today, she

campers, but we have one of the

They should come prepared to

is a clinical psychologist with a spe-

highest retentions for staffers,”

put on shorts and T-shirts and to

cial interest in children and family.

Lauren says.

play and get dirty and have fun,”

It’s a background that has served

says Dr. Lauren Rutkowski, who,

her well in her role at the camp.

with her husband, Joel, owns and

Lauren and Joel believe that

runs the camp in Wayne County,

sleep-away camp is a prescription

Pa., that has been in existence for

that should be written for every

more than 75 years.

young person.

year after year. Counselors, too!

The camp boasts more than 350 staff members each summer, some of whom come from the U.K., Australia and Canada. Every camper at Indian Head is greeted with “Welcome Home”

Joel grew up at the camp,

“It’s an incredible gift that’s

because it’s a place where they

which, before he took the reins,

healing and empowering in so

can feel at home and accepted.

was run by his parents. He met

many ways,” she says.

The average camper comes back

Lauren when she was a tennis

Each year for seven weeks, kids

coach at the camp. Five years lat-

from all over the country, ages 7 to

“These kids are looking for

er, they married and, today, have

16, come to Indian Head Camp

a place to be themselves, to be

two children of their own.

to hike, swim, dance, learn, make

comfortable in their own skin and

Parents send their children to

friends and, most importantly,

be celebrated for the small stuff,”

Indian Head Camp for its down-

make memories for a lifetime.

Lauren says.

for eight summers.

Not only does Indian Head have a 99 percent retention for campers, but we have one of the highest retentions for staffers.

Indian Head Camp is located in Honesdale, Pa. For more information, call 914-345-2155 or visit indianhead.com. APRIL 2016

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WONDER WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Beautiful Solutions

Laura E. Skellchock, M.D., F.A.A.D. Helps Clients Look Their Best LAURA E. SKELLCHOCK

I

Being able to help all of my patients be wonder women is a joy and a blessing for which I am so very grateful.

have the privilege of seeing many

their other daily activities, yet still

women every single day in my prac-

find stubborn deposits of fat that

Even without disease, most

tice. I am amazed by all of them.

simply won’t budge, even after we

women will start to notice diffuse

These women work both in and

have helped them become hor-

hair loss around the age of 50. As

outside their homes. I am in awe

monally balanced using function-

most of my wonder women pa-

of all they do – anyone who has

al medicine. The SculpSure™ pro-

tients are all still working at this age,

children has a more-than-full-time

cedure takes only 25 minutes and

they want to feel confident in their

job, and most women work outside

reduces an average of 25 percent

appearance. Using the regenerative

of the home in addition to taking

of fat with only one treatment. A

capacity of one’s own platelets, we

care of their family. It truly is a gift

laser beam focused on the subcu-

can stimulate the hair follicles that

to be able to interact consistently

taneous layer disrupts the fat cells,

start to get lazy as we hit the prime

with these wonder women. At Inte-

and the body naturally removes

of our life. The procedure is simple

grative Dermatology, we do every-

them, permanently. There is abso-

and quick and has absolutely no

thing possible to help our wonder

lutely no down time, and there are

side effects. We can also inject PRP

women. Two new procedures that

no side effects, such as the numb-

or use it with micro-needling to

are getting wonderful results are

ness, redness, swelling, bruising,

improve the texture of the skin and

SculpSure , for localized fat re-

firmness, tingling, stinging and

add volume, with no side effects

duction, and Platelet Rich Plasma

pain associated with CoolSculpt-

and minimal downtime.

®

fat bra bulges is now a reality!

(PRP), for skin rejuvenation and

ing . Changes are seen within

Being able to help all of my pa-

hair loss.

a couple of weeks whereas final

tients be wonder women is a joy

Many women in my practice eat

results are seen at six weeks. Get-

and a blessing for which I am so

well and exercise, in addition to all

ting rid of saddlebags and back-

very grateful.

Integrative Dermatology is located at 6100 Glades Road, Suite 304, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-488-2689 or visit drskellchock.com. 100

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An Enormous Heart

ANNE JACOBSON

F or

Anne

Jacobson,

not

brings to her philanthropy and

“We were seeing more and more

enough to give today. She also

leadership. She came to local

young families and the elderly, in-

believes in giving well into the

philanthropy in the 1990s by

cluding Holocaust survivors, with-

future. That’s why the newest chair

reaching out to the federation’s

out enough funds to feed them-

of the Jewish Federation of South

Lion of Judah program while still

selves,” Jacobson says. “We both said

Palm Beach County, and her hus-

a snowbird. The couple moved to

long ago that, if our business suc-

band, Norman, have set up several

Boca Raton permanently in 1997

ceeded, we would give back because

endowments, including two that

after selling their institutional

no one should ever go hungry.”

sustain

pharmacy business in Illinois.

the

Jacobson

it’s

New Federation Chair Anne Jacobson Focuses On The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Jewish

In her new role, Jacobson looks

Community Foundation and the

Over the years, Jacobson has

ahead to further sharing her

Jacobson Family Food Pantry at

proudly seen women like herself

passion to help, closing service

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish

become major forces in philan-

gaps and strengthening ties among

Family Services.

thropy. “So many remarkable

local Jewish organizations.

“In giving a gift, you give for

women in this community give,

“We, our agencies, our syna-

today; but, when you establish

get involved and inspire others,”

gogues do not stand alone. Our

an endowment, you are giving for

Jacobson says.

federation brings everyone to the

the future,” says Jacobson, who

With her, it’s “all about the

table and we work hand-in-hand.

takes over the role of chair in April.

cause.” When she sees a need, she

It’s a huge goal for any federation,

“Warm, passionate, inclusive”

jumps in to help fill it. The Jacob-

and our success attests to the ex-

are just some of the words used to

sons’ decision to fund the Food

traordinary nature of this commu-

describe the personality Jacobson

Pantry is one such example.

nity,” she says.

In giving a gift, you give for today; but, when you establish an endowment, you are giving for the future.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is located at 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-852-3105 or visit jewishboca.org. APRIL 2016

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WONDER WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Strategic Branding

Bonnie Kaye Always Delves Deeper To Deliver Big Results

W “

Being seriously strategic, I always look beyond the obvious and mine for the gold – a client’s distinguishing DNA (Dynamic News Advantage).

BONNIE KAYE

hile marketing and public relations

causes. It’s about starting a rela-

and Promise Healthcare – but

firms are all about getting the word

tionship, turning up the volume

also global stars – California Pizza

out, Bonnie Kaye, president of

on conversations.”

Kitchen, Boston Market and

Kaye Communications, has always

And Kaye thrives on relation-

delved deeper to deliver big results.

ships, starting with her own with

Launching, revitalizing and

As a master brand storyteller,

her husband of 30 years, Jon, who

championing such brands have

she uses her innate talent to propel

has been her business partner

been her pride and joy and

clients into the media and mar-

for 20 of them. In telling brand

bread and butter, but Kaye’s

ketplace spotlights with audience-

stories and building relationships,

biggest

engaging topics, news and images

Kaye has earned an impressive

has come from the nonprofit

that stand out in a sea of shouting

reputation and a slew of awards

leadership positions she has

banner ads.

from peers within the marketing

held and volunteer work she

Radisson Aruba Resort.

personal

achievement

“Being seriously strategic, I

industry, including several coveted

has done with Jon that has brand-

always look beyond the obvious

Bernays Awards and a PR STAR

ed the couple as Community

and mine for the gold – a client’s

Award.

Connecteurs™.

distinguishing DNA (Dynamic

Her client track record reads

“That’s what it’s really all about:

News Advantage),” Kaye says.

like a who’s who of not just local

telling the stories that not only get

“It’s compelling stories that people

brands – the City of Boca Raton,

our clients great clients but build-

want to know; it’s what will reso-

Downtown Boca CRA, Boca Ra-

ing the kind of relationships that

nate with them and why they will

ton Resort & Club, Marmot Boca

can bring people together to do

trust, engage and buy a client’s

Raton Bowl, Broken Sound Club,

something wonderful for commu-

products and services and support

Waterstone Resort & Marina

nity – that, in itself, is a great story.”

Kaye Communications PR & Marketing is located at The Avalon, 2201 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Suite 211, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-392-5166 or visit kcompr.com. 102

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G-Force

Nancy Gefen And Kathy Green Find Power In Teamwork NANCY GEFEN AND KATHY GREEN

N

ancy Gefen and Kathy Green

able of all facets of the commu-

clients’ lifestyles and what they’re

know the value of teamwork. It

nity, from oceanfront to country

seeking. They also tailor effective

not only has made them one of

clubs to luxury and family com-

marketing plans to suit the unique

the most successful real estate

munities, allowing them to suc-

needs of each home and to target

duos in the Boca Raton and

cessfully deliver results in these

the most interested buyers.

Delray Beach market, but it has

specialized areas.

allowed them to consistently ex-

“Kathy and Nancy are two ex-

“Our combined experience,

ceptionally fine individuals who

with the unparalleled global repu-

care,” says their broker, Mark

Both women work and live in

tation of Sotheby’s International

Nestler. “They continually dem-

Boca Raton and enjoy the active

Realty, enables us to provide even

onstrate the highest levels of

lifestyle that the area affords.

stronger customer service and

professionalism and place their

excellent results,” says Gefen.

clients’ needs first.”

ceed their clients’ expectations.

Green, who has lived in Boca Raton since she was a teen-

Adds Green: “Being a team

Both women also believe in

ager, has a background in hotel

ensures our clients the highest

giving back to the community

management and pharmaceutical

level of service and expertise. We

and are active in a number of

sales.

know that client satisfaction is

local charities, such as the board

paramount in our business.”

of the Business and Professional

Gefen, who previously was a well-respected CPA, has lived in

Their motto, “We’re Here

Division of the Jewish Federation

Boca Raton since 1992. In 2001,

for You!” is more than just a

of South Palm Beach County,

she launched her real estate career

marketing tagline. It is their core

Spanish

and never looked back.

philosophy. They know the im-

Foundation and JARC – Jewish

portance of learning about their

Association for Residential Care.

They are extremely knowledge-

River

High

Being a team ensures our clients the highest level of service and expertise.

School

Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 200 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-271-9085 or 561-212-9447 or visit npsir.com. APRIL 2016

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WONDER WOMEN

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Bold, Brilliant Buzz

Julie Mullen And Elizabeth Kelley Grace On Keeping Clients Happy

B “

To us, ‘PR’ means ‘powerful results.’

ELIZABETH KELLEY GRACE AND JULIE MULLEN

uzzing with energy are the eternal-

have run a highly successful, certi-

With the team’s dynamic brand,

ly busy bees at The Buzz Agency

fied, women-owned business for

expert skills and countless success

in Delray Beach. From mastering

the last seven years.

stories, The Buzz Agency has a

social media trends to employing

“Our people make our brand

tried-and-true PR and community

unique,” says Mullen. “We have

engagement techniques, The Buzz

an incredibly talented team of nine

“We are invested in the success

Agency continues to help clients

full-time, experienced professionals

of each one of our clients and are

stand out in an increasingly com-

who are the best in the business.

intrinsically involved in each step

petitive landscape.

We have bilingual staff, folks who

of the way,” Grace says. “From strategic planning to execution.”

knack for tailoring campaigns to suit an individual brand.

With an array of clients in ev-

have worked in broadcast and print

ery industry from commercial and

media, seasoned PR and event spe-

residential development, general

cialists and social-savvy commu-

business and hospitality to retail,

nicators – all of whom provide a

entertainment and nonprofits –

well-rounded staff, second to none.

hailing from Dubai to Dallas to

Our bench is deep, and our collec-

Adds Grace: “We are passion-

Delray Beach – The Buzz Agency

tive, diverse experience truly sets us

ate about helping our clients grow

meets today’s ever-changing com-

apart.”

their business and improve their

munications challenge with its

Their fundamental goal: happy clients. “To us, ‘PR’ means ‘powerful results,’” Mullen says.

Understanding the goals of

bottom line. Effective communica-

their clients, their specific audi-

tions is a means to an end, and the

Partners and co-founders Julie

ence and how to reach them is the

end result means an increase in rev-

Mullen and Elizabeth Kelley Grace

key to effective communications.

enue. We love happy clients.”

dream team.

The Buzz Agency is located at 104 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 855-525-BUZZ (2899) or visit thebuzzagency.net. 104

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The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Celebrates 32 Years Of Oceanfront Fun

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atisfy your seafood craving at the 32nd Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, April 2224. The event takes place along nearly 2,000 feet of oceanfront property on the renovated Pompano Beach Boulevard. This beloved festival includes local food vendors, craft booths and live music. Lining a lushly landscaped sidewalk, the 30 or so seafood booths are the main attraction, serving up every delicacy the ocean has to offer, from raw oysters, stone crab, shrimp and lobster to fritters,

paella, conch and mussels. Plenty of carnivorous options will also be available. Shopaholics can get their fill thanks to national and local vendors selling gourmet gifts, handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, event souvenirs and more. Plus, a special kids’ zone will feature activities to keep children entertained all day long. However, for many people, the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival is all about the music. The main stage, on the north side of the beach, will feature top local bands and some of the most famous names in

classic rock. The community stage, on the south side of the beach, will showcase a variety of local acts. Between these stages will be two large tents with live music and cold beverages. This year’s featured artist is the Canadian classic rock band The Guess Who, who have 14 Top 40 hits, including “American Woman,” “No Time” and “No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature.” This volunteer-driven, nonprofit event directly benefits a variety of local charities and organizations, including Pompano Beach High School,

Boy Scouts of America, Blanche Ely High School, Exchange Club, Pompano Proud and much more.

while, local charities.” Fresh seafood, ocean views, cold drinks, live music – what could be better on a warm

Lining a lushly landscaped sidewalk, the 30 or so seafood booths are the main attraction, serving up every delicacy the ocean has to offer, from raw oysters, stone crab, shrimp and lobster to fritters, paella, conch and mussels. “It’s all about supporting the community,” says festival manager John Good. “All of our profits go to our volunteer groups and over the years proceeds have funded hundreds of different worth-

South Florida day? In our opinion, not much. Call 954-570-7785 or visit pompanobeach seafoodfestival.com. – Sebastian Cardone

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COMMODORE Partly set at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” is the perfect film to watch as you sip a Commodore. Just try not to choke on the rich, frothy liquid as Jack Nicholson declares, “You can’t handle the truth!” (Serves 1) 1 ¾ oz. light Puerto Rican-style rum 1 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 bar spoons grenadine 2 bar spoons raspberry syrup 1 bar spoon superfine sugar 1 egg white

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake sharply to blend and whip up the egg white. Strain into a frosted coupette glass, and serve immediately while the froth is at its best.

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SHAKE UP TASTY CUBANINSPIRED COCKTAILS Looking to spice up your next fiesta? Then consider mixing some Cuban-inspired cocktails, ranging from tried-and-true classics to creative new concoctions. There are good reasons so many of the world’s most iconic, innovative and intoxicating drinks originated in Cuba: The quality of the rum and the inventiveness of local bartenders. So, whether you’re enjoying a quiet happy hour at home or find yourself in downtown Havana, with the following recipes from “Cuban Cocktails” by Katherine Bebo, you’ll know how to shake them up like a real Cuban pro.

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Clay Conley Brings Magic Touch To New Italian VentureBY LINDA HAASE

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hef Clay Conley is stirring things up in West Palm Beach with his latest venture – an industrial-chic, spirited hotspot showcasing house-made artisanal pastas, pizzas and main plates cooked in a wood-burning oven. The award-winning chef ’s newest restaurant, Grato (which means “grateful” in Italian), has quickly become a hip destination with a packed house even on a typically slow Monday evening. That’s no doubt a testament to the welcoming staff and the mix of unusual offerings designed to please everyone from foodies to families. Conley, owner of Palm Beach’s acclaimed Buccan and Imoto, transformed a former lighting store into a high-ceilinged dining room that seats 150, with cozy spots for couples, large 114

tables for families, seating at a massive bar and high tops with an upclose view of the centerpiece oven. Restaurant designer Peter Niemitz took advantage of the building’s oversized windows to showcase exposed beams, stained concrete floors, dark woods and local artwork. Conley, meanwhile, embarked on a culinary reinvention of Italian cuisine, creating dishes that guests won’t find many other places, like Herbed Penne, with braised lamb,

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mint and yogurt, and Porchetta, a Roman specialty of crispy yet succulent rolled, roasted pork shoulder with mustard sauce. While the ingredients may appear to oppose (pizza topped with roasted pineapple, roasted pork and pickled jalapeños), they blend together like a finely tuned orchestra. The menu is small – as is the number of ingredients in each dish – but, here, less is more. For less adventurous diners, and those with food allergies, Grato offers vegan cheese and gluten-free pasta as well as Spaghetti Pomodoro topped with simple “red” sauce and HerbMarinated Rotisserie Chicken. There are many standout dishes, but the pizzas, made with organic flour, are a must-try. The Margherita didn’t look as expected, but its

taste and texture ranked up there with the best of the best. The crust was crispy and chewy while the fresh mozzarella, flavorful sauce and basil made for slices we couldn’t stop eating. While the Gemelli “Nero” (octopus puttanesca) isn’t typical Italian fare, it’s definitely worth trying: The robust sauce and perfectly cooked octopus offer a delightful taste sensation. Dessert lovers will be intrigued by the Tiramisu Layer Cake – a tasty, ganache-covered log – accompanied by two scoops of espresso gelato. We suggest you also indulge in the creamy Caramel Panna Cotta with candied cocoa nibs and cocoa gelato. You will, indeed, be grateful. O


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

PIÑON GRILLThe Terrace at Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.7770 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3881 ❘ Dinner nightly.

RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402 Plaza

NYY STEAKSeminole Casino ❘

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

5550 N.W. 40th St. ❘ Coconut Creek ❘ 954.977.6700 ❘ Dinner nightly.

SALT732 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly. SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation.

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL861 Yamato Road ❘

SUNDY HOUSE106 S.

Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday. Dinner TuesdaySunday. Brunch Sunday. TEMPLE ORANGEEau Palm

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

TWENTYTWENTY GRILLERoyal

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

Palm Place ❘ 141 Via Naranjas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.990.7969 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Greek-Style Lamb Chops at Madisons New York Grill & Bar

ASIAN/SUSHI

561.450.7557

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

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

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second

Beach Resort & Spa ❘ 100 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4924 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

REBEL HOUSE297 E. Palmetto

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

Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. CAY DA VIETNAMESE

7400 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca

Valley Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. HOUSE OF SIAM25 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. JAPANGORegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.Riverstone Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.Delray Marketplace ❘ 14811 Lyons Road ❘ #106 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.9996 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner nightly. KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 561.392.2999

KAPOW! NOODLE BAR

Mizner Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. LA TRE249 E. Palmetto

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.Royal Palm Place ❘ 101 Plaza Real S. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. 118

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taste  listings MAGIC RICE1668 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BMondragon I T E S/

YAKITORI SAKE HOUSERoyal

Palm Place ❘ 271 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0087 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Burger

NINJA SPINNING SUSHI BAR

YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

41 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8688 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly.

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday. Dinner daily. YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 60 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6060 S.W. 18th St. ❘

BARBECUE

#108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQRegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

561.997.9557

8841 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘

561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Saito’s sushi

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

SANTO’S MODERN BUFFET & SUSHI3400 N. Federal Highway ❘

2399 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.923.9378 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road ❘ #1015

❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILL

Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SUSHIGO477 N. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SUSHI RAYThe Shops at Boca

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St.

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

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

Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. 120

PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.7427 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

DUKE IT OUT

SWEET DEWEY’S BBQ9181

Comfort Food Favorite Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox To Open In Boca

Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday. Dinner nightly.

F

BURGERS

ans of Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox will save some gas now that the Deerfield Beach favorite is opening a location in Boca Raton, in the former Italio spot on Federal Highway. Chef Brian Cartenuto, a two-time winner on The Food Network’s reality cook-off competition “Cutthroat Kitchen,” opened the original Tucker Duke’s several years ago in his hometown of Niceville, boasting the motto “local, seasonable, sustainable.” In 2014, he partnered with friends Jay Oakes and John Cortes to open the Deerfield Beach restaurant. Now, it’s Palm Beach County’s turn to get a taste of Cartenuto’s casual and creative eatery, and Tuker Duke’s is hoping to attract a whole new customer base with its comfort food specialties and popular burgers. “We knew we wanted to expand closer to the Florida Atlantic University student body and felt Boca Raton was the best place to go,” Cortes told New

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Times Broward-Palm Beach. “Apart from the fast-casual burger chains out there, there are also not too many people doing the craft-burger bar in this part of Palm Beach County.” Serving lunch and dinner, the Boca Raton restaurant will offer the same signature items as the other locations, including appetizers like PB&J BonBons and burgers like the Tucker Duke (topped with fried onion rings, American cheese and Tucker sauce) as well as sandwiches, salads and blue plate specials. However, it will also boast several exclusive seafood entrées that can’t be found at other locations. Did we mention 20 taps pouring local craft beer? See you there. – Sebastian Cardone

Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox is located at 1658 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, visit tuckerdukes.com.

561.488.9688

BURGERFI6 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9590 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.2009 N.E. Second St. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.531.6168 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. HABIT BURGERDelray Place ❘ 1831 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0934 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. M.E.A.T. EATERY & TAPROOM

Cendyn Spaces ❘ 980 N. Federal Highway ❘ Suite 115 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.2600 ❘ Breakfast MondayFriday. Lunch and dinner daily. SHULA BURGERDelray Marketplace ❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.404.1347 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. ZINBURGER WINE & BURGER BARTown Center at Boca Raton

❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3252 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.


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FONDUE

THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE

THE LITTLE CHALET485 S.

887 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and lunch daily.

561.325.8000

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

RAFINA GREEK TAVERNAThe Boardwalk at 18th St. ❘ 6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3673 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

DAVINCI’S OF BOCATown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8466 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

561.997.7472

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.2828 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.

FRENCH

TAVERNA OPA270 E. Atlantic

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.303.3602 ❘ Dinner nightly.

DORSIA RESTAURANT5837

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.368.2340 ❘ Dinner nightly.

INDIAN

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINERoyal

5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

Ave. ❘ #120 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.455.2140 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sunday.

Palm Place ❘ 500 Via de Palmas ❘ Suite 79 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.2299 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner nightly.

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

ITALIAN

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Dinner nightly. OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades Road ❘

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

Federal Highway ❘ #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘

Place ❘ 416 Via De Palmas ❘ #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. CHEZ MARIE FRENCH BISTRO

Polo Club Shoppes ❘ 5030

Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.0027 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

Spanish River Center ❘ 4199 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner Monday-Saturday.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

21065 Powerline Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe

LA FERME9101 Lakeridge

Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ #239 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and lunch MondaySaturday.

Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.654.6600 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday.

CAFE MED BY BICE2096

FARM-TO-TABLE/ORGANIC

Building ❘ 455 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.3003 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS 4997-B W. Atlantic

APROPO KAFE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.1223 ❘ Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. FARMER’S TABLE1901 N. Military

Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHENRoyal Palm

Place ❘ 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.2625 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. 561.381.9970

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LA NOUVELLE MAISON5 Palms

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

GREEK ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal

Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5800 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Breakfast and dinner daily. CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean

Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

The Boardwalk at 18th St. ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

954.427.4909

IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner nightly. IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly. JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday. LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT

159 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.362.8403

MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly. MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Road ❘ Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.4111 ❘ Dinner nightly.

CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.996.1234 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MERLINO’S9 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.756.8437 ❘ Dinner nightly.

JIMMY THE GREEK8221 Glades

D’ANGELO PIZZA, WINE BAR AND TAPASAddison Place ❘ 16950 Jog

NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BARGlades Plaza ❘ 2240 N.W.

Road ❘ #1 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.325.7122 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.381.0037 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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19th St. ❘ Suite 904 ❘ Boca Raton ❘


How big

is Your

heart?

15th Annual

May 6, 2016

Co-Chairs:

Boca West Country Club 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Terry Fedele and Neil Meany

Awards Luncheon Marvin Rubin: Lifetime Achievement Tom Ehrbar: Biggest Heart Award in Memorial Thank you to our Sponsors Platinum Sponsor Carrie Rubin and Amy & Andrew Cohn Schmidt Family Foundation

Silver Sponsor Kathy & Paul Adkins ADT Ron & Kathy Assaf Custom Medical Services E. M. Lynn Foundation Amy & Mike Kazma Wells Fargo Private Bank

The Sam & Simone Spiegel Family Foundation

Kathy Adkins

Neil Saffer

Craig Doering

Dina Schwartz

Bernie Finkelstein

Art Siegel

Lora Skeets Friedkin

Jason Solodkin

Heidi Johnson Adams

Kelly Thill

Bonnie Kaye

Robin Trompeter

Alpine Jaguar

Amy Kazma

Eda Viner

Exclusive Media Sponsor

Stacey Packer

Tina Westine

Carrie Rubin

Nancy Wilkinson

Youth Sponsor Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation

Award Sponsor Cendyn SPACE

Valet Sponsor

The Boca Raton Observer

Bronze Sponsor Sonia & Bernard Finkelstein NCCI Plastridge Agency

Thank you to the Men with Caring Hearts Committee

Honoree Reception Hostst Excell Auto Group

Tickets are $125.00 All proceeds beneďŹ t Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible. Our mission: Making a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community.

For more information, please call Isabel Garcia at 561-391-7274 ext. 123 or email at igarcia@ffcdc.org A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 800-435-7352 TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM/DIVISIONS-OFFICES/CONSUMER-SERVICES. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.


taste  listings NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E.

Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT78 S. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. POSITANO4400 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm

Place ❘ 301 Via de Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. 561.367.9779

SICILIAN OVENTown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 21170 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Suite 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.9772 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SOLITA & MASTINO25 N.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.899.0888 ❘ Dinner nightly. TANZYiPic Theaters, Mizner Park ❘ 301

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘

9169 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ and dinner daily.

561.495.5570 ❘ Lunch

TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E. Palmetto

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Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TUCCI'S FIRE N COAL PIZZA50 N.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. VENETIAN PARKLAND RISTORANTE BY RENZO7625 N. State Road 7 ❘

Parkland ❘ 954-345-9282 ❘ Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERYMizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Polo Club Shoppes 5030 Champion Blvd. #D3, Boca Raton, FL 33496

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VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint

Moore Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly.


Concert For The Children with a tribute to Natalie Cole

April 5, 2016 On the Great Lawn at Boca West Country Club The concert will support 22 local QRQSURÀWVRUJDQL]DWLRQVLQFOXGLQJ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

American Association of Caregiving Youth Boca Helping Hands Boca Raton Children’s Museum Boca Raton Police Athletic League Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton Caridad Center Florence Fuller Child Development Center Florida Atlantic University - TOPS Summer Band Camp The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation The Giving Tree Jewish Federation of South PBC - Children’s Safety Net Services Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options/ Children’s Ability Center Junior League of Boca Raton - Diaper Bank KidSafe Foundation 3ODFHRI+RSH7KH/HLJKDQ 'DYLG5LQNHU Campus Nat King Cole Generation Hope SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) SOS Children’s Village Unicorn Children’s Foundation Wayne Barton Learning Center Youth Activity Center

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Starring Patti LaBelle and Featuring The Atlantic City Boys


taste  listings VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS

114 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0030 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO

2399 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.1179 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

KOSHER ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILLThe Fountains ❘

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday. BOCA GRILLSomerset Shoppes ❘ 8903 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8434 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday. MOZART CAFEThe Fountains ❘ 7300 W.

Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.3412 ❘ Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. PITA ’N GO22767 State Road 7 ❘ Boca

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Five Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Clock Somewhereâ&#x20AC;? was the theme for the 11th Annual For Everglades Benefit, which recently took place at The Breakers Palm Beach. The sold-out event featured award-winning television journalist, author and NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honoree; Grammy-nominated actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan; and

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country superstar Alan Jackson, performing hits for the crowd of 800 guests. After a cocktail hour, guests were greeted by Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg, who emphasized the importance of passing Legacy Florida legislation. The bill, currently working its way though the state legislature, would dedicate $200 million of Amendment 1 funds annually to critical restoration projects. Board Chair Marshall Field then took the stage and invited the crowd to view a video tribute to Brokaw from several of his close friends, colleagues and fly-fishing partners, including Harrison Ford, Jimmy Buffett, Katie Couric, Eli Manning, Warren Buffett, Pat Riley and Michael Keaton, who praised him for his conservation advocacy. After dinner, Gaffigan entertained the crowd. The evening took a more

serious tone when Paul Tudor Jones announced the Everglades Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to tackling the global phosphorus-pollution problem through its $10 million George Barley Water Prize. The audience was captivated while learning about this initiative, and a call-to-action was announced with the help of Quinn Hiaasen, leading the charge on how to bid via iPhone. More than $350,000 was raised in just minutes, and the event raised more than $2.7 million overall. American novelist, conservationist and fisherman Tom McGuane greeted guests and spoke about the 100-year history of the National Park Service, which includes Everglades National Park. Rounding out the night, For Everglades Chair Mike Ramos announced Jackson and his band, who played a full concert, including songs like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gone Country,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chattahoochee,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Livinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Loveâ&#x20AC;? and, of course, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Five Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Clock Somewhere.â&#x20AC;? Notables in attendance included U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Carl Hiaasen, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Vila, State Rep. Patrick Rooney and State Sen. Joe Negron. The ForEverglades Benefit raises over $2 million annually to support scientifically sound, achievable solutions to restore and protect the fragile Everglades ecosystem, which provides fresh water for nearly 8 million Floridians and millions of visitors. O For more information, call 305-2510001 or visit evergladesfoundation.org.

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participate in two raffles, and they may also purchase personalized stars honoring special people in their lives, which will be displayed at the event. The Shine Like A Star Luncheon is sponsored and underwritten by hero sponsor Markhoff; star sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Rosa and Gabriel Volante; heart sponsors Advantage Impact,

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he Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center will host the inaugural Shine Like a Star Luncheon on April 13 to benefit its Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs. Chaired by Marisa Baker, Elyssa Kupferberg and Judy Levis Markhoff, the event is expected to draw more than 300 guests to Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. The guest speaker is Jacqueline Laurita, of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” whose son Nicholas is on the autism spectrum. A VIP reception with Laurita, who travels the country as an autism awareness advocate, will precede the luncheon. Guests are invited to

Group; décor sponsors Roz Alexander and Charlotte Robinson; specialty sponsors Bloomingdale’s, Raw Juce and RFA Décor Art Gallery; and exclusive magazine sponsor The Boca Raton Observer. The mission of the Levis JCC Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs is to enhance the lives of children, teens and adults with disabilities by providing high-

The guest speaker at the Shine Like A Star Luncheon is Jacqueline Laurita, of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” whose son Nicholas is on the autism spectrum. Janet Sahr and Cindy White

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LASTING LEGACY Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation To Host Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception ocal estate-planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving, the community and the Jewish future will once again honor their own at the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on April 18 at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and event co-chairs Marjorie A. Horwin and David Pratt, invite colleagues, friends and others to join them for cocktails and dinner in tribute to 2016 Mitzvah Society Honoree Elyssa Kupferberg. Dietary laws will be observed. They’ll also pay tribute to the memory of Irving Eckhardt, for whom the Mitzvah Society was recently named. “With the largest unrestricted gift ever received by the JJCF, Mr. Eck-

hardt … left a way for the community to remember him forever – by creating a lasting Jewish legacy,” says Matthew C. Levin, federation president and CEO. “Now and far into the future, his great vision and

ing their clients to make planned gifts to the JJCF, which develops permanent resources to assure the continuity of Jewish life, programs and services locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

With the largest unrestricted gift ever received by the JJCF, Mr. Eckhardt … left a way for the community to remember him forever – by creating a lasting Jewish legacy. Now and far into the future, his great vision and generosity will further Jewish interests and benefit so many Jewish people who will never know this modest man.

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generosity will further Jewish interests and benefit so many Jewish people who will never know this modest man.” For 12 years, the Mitzvah Society has recognized estate professionals who have been instrumental in guid-

Kupferberg will be honored for her dedicated efforts in these areas. She has built a career in banking and finance and is currently JJCF’s Create a Jewish Legacy co-chair. Greenspoon Marder Law is the presenting sponsor; Choice Em-

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ployee Benefits Inc. is the supporting sponsor; and Proskauer, Rehmann and Virgin Printing are the patron sponsors. The underwriting sponsors are BNY Mellon Wealth Management; CBIZ MHM LLC; Marcus & Levine, CPAs; Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC; Kupferberg and Steinberg Global Asset Management. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor, and the in-kind sponsor is Southern Wine & Spirits of America. O For more information, call 561-8523188 or email lisbethc@bocafed.org.

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his Valentine’s Day was about much more than romance for the Faerman family in Boca Raton. That’s because their 13-year-old daughter, Sami, who has Down syndrome, celebrated her bat mitzvah with generous support from the local community. More than 100 guests attended the event at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton, and several area vendors provided complimentary services to honor Sami and her achievement, including décor and entertainment by Chad Everett from Galaxy Productions, photography by Aaron Lurie from VMA Studios and a video montage by Amy Kratish. Neil Wasserman from VIP Caterers also extended some gratis upgrades for the special event. Sami’s mother, Roni, says she was

“so surprised and overwhelmed” when these individuals, one by one, volunteered their services to help make the night even more memorable. “I would like to acknowledge the

She studied and worked hard. It can be done. I want people to know that this is possible. Just because she has Down syndrome doesn’t mean she can’t have a bat mitzvah. We’re really proud of her. – Roni Faerman, Sami’s mother

generosity of these amazing vendors,” she says. “There are nice, generous people in the world!” Prior to the event, Sami, a student at Loggers Run Middle School, went to tutoring and learned the Torah portion of the ceremony and other Hebrew prayers. The official bat mitzvah took place at the family home one day

before the bigger celebration. “She studied and worked hard,” Roni says. “It can be done. I want people to know that this is possible. Just because she has Down syndrome doesn’t mean she can’t have a bat mitzvah. We’re really proud of her.” At the party, surrounded by friends, teachers and family – in-

cluding her father, David, and siblings, Ethan and Bari – Sami danced the night away amid pink decorations reflecting the “love” theme. Entertainment included a DJ, two dancers and an LED-bedecked performer on stilts. “Her 10 girlfriends from school were around her the whole night. She had this big smile on her face,” Roni says. “She was just so happy. It brought tears to my eyes.” She adds: “I hope other parents of kids with special needs will be encouraged to help their children achieve anything they want to.” O

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SOS Children’s Villages – Florida Hosts 19th Annual Hope & Home Gala

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very foster child growing up at SOS Children’s Villages – Florida discovers a home, family and childhood like they have never known thanks to the Village and the community that supports them. This year, the Village is celebrating childhood filled with hope and love at its 19th Annual Hope & Home Gala on April 30 at Boca West Country Club. The grand affair raises funds each year to support the homes and families in the Village. Just as important, the funds help provide the boys and girls at SOS with childhoods filled with opportunity, great experiences and memories to last a lifetime. This year’s gala, chaired by Sharon Dutkiewicz, will support a pivotal childhood experience by taking a special moment to offer friends the opportunity to sponsor a foster child’s summer camp experience.

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Through SOS Children’s Villages – Florida, I get to interact with people who are not in the same situations as me. I don’t feel like I am in foster care. – Tammy, SOS foster child

For the foster kids at SOS, camp is more than having fun during the summer. It’s about building confidence and courage while trying new things. It’s about learning new skills and finding out who they are. Most importantly, for the kids at the Village, camp is about making new friends. Every day at camp is making happy memories without worrying about being different. “I get to interact with people who are not in the same situations as me. I don’t feel like I am in foster care,” says 15-year-old Tammy. The Hope & Home Gala promises to be an inspirational fundraising affair featuring delicious libations and dining, silent and live auctions, entertainment and live music. The presenting sponsor is the Club Managers Association of America Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament Committee; additional sponsors include Jarden Consumer Solutions, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, ADT, Burdette Beckmann, Bev and Bob Capasso, JM Family Enterprises, Ultimate Software, Republic National Distribution Company, Celebrity Cruises, Mike Sipe Entertainment and The Boca Raton Observer. O For more information, call 954-794-0150 or visit hopeandhomegala.org. APRIL 2016

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Music Prodigy To Headline JAFCO’s 14th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon n May 5, 13-year-old music prodigy Biana Pinchuk will perform in front of more than 500 women at JAFCO’s 14th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Pinchuk is a composer and a violinist who sings in six languages. The event begins with a shopping boutique, followed by the luncheon. Guests will be able to participate in live and silent auctions. Chris Miller and Dorinne Gerstin are serving as co-chairs, Marilyn Simon Weinberg is the honorary chair and Judy Levis Markhoff is the platinum sponsor. This year, Marci Langley will be presented with the Woman of the Year award for her continuing dedication and support of children in need. Langley has worked tirelessly raising funds for Jewish organizations

throughout Florida for many years. She has served as the co-chair of the Mother’s Day Luncheon for the last five years and is currently serving on the board of trustees of JAFCO. She is also on the board of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and is a supporter of the Adolph &

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Marci Langley is a strong and inspirational leader in the community. Her warmth, love and support has directly impacted the lives of our children for many years. – Sarah Franco, executive director, JAFCO

Rose Levis Jewish Community Center and its many programs. “Marci is a strong and inspirational leader in the community,” says Sarah Franco, executive director of JAFCO. “Her warmth, love and support has directly impacted the lives of

our children for many years.” Adds Langley: “It has been an incredible privilege to support this wonderful organization. I am truly honored and frankly overwhelmed to have been named Woman of the Year. I feel so lucky to be a part of this

successful fundraising event that has grown every year.” Event sponsors include Baer’s Furniture, Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Derm Partners, Lori Gold, Greenberg Traurig, Linda F. Kaplan, Liberty Equities, Norbert & Henry Bratt Charitable Trust and Southstar Communities. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor. O For more information, call 954-3158696 or email janet@jafco.org.

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Men With Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon Returns For 15th Year

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ack for its 15th year, the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon is set for May 6 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton to recognize the most outstanding male and male youth volunteers. Event co-chairs are Terry Fedele and Neil Meany. Each year, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers nominates one gentleman, whose dedication has greatly impacted individuals and

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the community, to be recognized as the Biggest Heart. The 2016 honor is in memory of Tom Ehrbar, former FFCDC board member. Marvin Rubin will be this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree, a title bestowed upon a philanthropic leader who embodies compassion, devotion and diligence to improving the lives of others. Outstanding Volunteer Award nominees include Brian Altschuler, George Snow Scholarship Foundation; Frank Barbieri, Best Foot Forward; Ralph Behmoiras, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; Bruce Bell, Boca Helping Hands; Randy Bloom, Nat King Cole Generation Hope; Michael Budd, Boca Raton Museum of Art; Arthur Chen, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach

and Martin Counties; Dan Davidowitz, American Association of Caregiving Youth; Robert Dornblaser, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County; George Feld, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center; Gregory Fried, Unicorn Children’s Foundation; Peter Gallo, Golden Bell Education Foundation; Steven Jerauld, Children’s Home Society of Florida; Greg Kanter, Gift of Life Bone

Each year, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers nominates one gentleman, whose dedication has impacted individuals and the community, to be recognized as the Biggest Heart. The 2016 honor is in memory of Tom Ehrbar, former FFCDC board member. Marrow Foundation; Alan Kaye, Eda & Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation; Jon Kaye, Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton; Jon Kimmel, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services; Don Kiselewski, United Way of Palm Beach County; Loren Mintz, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum; Douglas Mummaw, Rotary Club of Boca Raton; Jack Pechter, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation; Wilmer Ravelo, Boca Raton Children’s Museum; Alexander Rosemurgy II, Junior League of Boca Raton; Peter Ryland, CROS Ministries; John Strasswimmer, Caridad Center; Harold Thistle, 4Kids of South Florida; Marty Weinbaum, KidSafe Foundation; and Craig Zeuner, Donna Klein Jewish Academy. O

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Patti LaBelle To Headline Boca West Foundation’s A Concert For The Children

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egendary singer Patti LaBelle, accompanied by The Symphony of the Americas, will headline the Boca West Community Charitable Foundation’s annual A Concert for the Children on April 5 at Boca West Country Club. The event will also feature the Atlantic City Boys. “In addition to Ms. LaBelle’s amazing career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, her work as a humanitarian is legendary and she personifies the mission of the Boca West Charitable Foundation,” says Arthur Adler, chairman of the foundation. “Ms. LaBelle is an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters and the United Negro College Fund, among many other initiatives, and we are honored that she will help in our efforts to aid the children of South Palm Beach County through her performance here at Boca West.”

In addition to Ms. LaBelle’s amazing career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, her work as a humanitarian is legendary and she personifies the mission of the Boca West Charitable Foundation.

– Arthur Adler, chairman, Boca West Charitable Foundation

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A tribute to the late Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole, who was originally scheduled to perform at the event before her untimely passing, will be observed during the concert. The event will follow the foundation’s annual $200,000 Golf Challenge, on April 4. Funds raised will benefit at-risk children and their families in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Each year, the Boca West Community Charitable Foundation serves more than 5,000 children, and its volunteers give 45,000 hours of their time annually to the 22 charities with which the organization works. The concert will be held at the Akoya Amphitheatre on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club, with the Atlantic City Boys opening the show, followed by LaBelle. Seats will be assigned by a drawn lottery. The Golf Challenge will include morning brunch and registration, an early afternoon tee time and a gala cocktail party and award presentation. Player spots include a ticket for the concert. O For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit bocawestfoundation.org. APRIL 2016

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[concerts  sporting events  lectures  art exhibits  plays  and so much more] APRIL 13 A cappella has gone mainstream, and it’s coming to South Florida. The platinumselling quintet Pentatonix is kicking off its 2016 World Tour at the BB&T Center at 8 p.m. Known for covers of pop songs with a creative twist – as well as medleys and some original compositions – the Texas group debuted on the national music scene in 2011 when it won NBC’s “The SingOff” reality show. Since then, Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Mitch Grassi have sold more

than 2 million albums in the United States and have racked up nearly 1 billion views on YouTube. (They also won Artist of the Year at the YouTube Music Awards.) In 2015, the group earned its first Grammy – Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – for “Daft Punk.” This year, they took home the same award for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” At the BB&T Center concert, Pentatonix will be joined by special guest Us The Duo, a pop-folk duo from Los Angeles. – Sebastian Cardone

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WOMEN OF SONG: “A Night With Janis Joplin” will have you feeling nostalgic April 23 at the Kravis Center; (Below) Bernadette Peters will belt out a tune or two April 7 at the Kravis Center

Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org APRIL 8 “Cool Velvet: Vanessa Williams With Special Guest Christian McBride Trio” Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 12-17 “Cabaret” Show times vary.

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APRIL 29 Julio Iglesias Show begins at 8 p.m.

APRIL 14 Chicago City Limits Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 15 Barrage 8 Show begins at 8 p.m.

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

mods.org APRIL 1-14 “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” – The IMAX Experience® Show times vary. APRIL 14-28 Disney’s “The Jungle Book” – IMAX 3D Theater Show times vary.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center 3385 N.E. 188th St., Aventura, 305-4668002; aventuracenter.org APRIL 6 Jennifer Holiday Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 14 Meat Loaf Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 30 Deftones Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 27 Beyoncé – The Formation World Tour Show begins at 6 p.m.

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APRIL 30 Chris Issak – First Comes The Night Tour Show begins at 8 p.m. LAUGH AND A HALF: Wanda Sykes will bring the jokes April 17 at Hard Rock Live

The Fillmore Miami Beach At The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6737300; fillmoremb.com APRIL 8 Lewis Black – The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 8 Aaron Neville, The Funky Meters And Spred The Dub Show begins at 6:40 p.m.

APRIL 19 Iggy Pop: “Post Pop Depression” Show begins at 9 p.m.

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events APRIL 1 THROUGH MAY 1 Boca Raton Museum Of Art Andy Warhol Exhibitions Three exhibitions reflect the life and work of one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists. Takes place at Boca Raton Museum of Art. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org. APRIL 1 Promise Garden Luncheon And Spring Celebrity Fashion Show More than 400 business, community and political leaders will attend the luncheon and Lord & Taylor Mizner Park fashion show, including celebrity model Susan Wise, from Easy 93.1 FM. Benefits the Alzheimers Association’s Boca Walk to End Alzheimers. Starts at 11 a.m. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-573-7831 or visit eventbrite.com.

APRIL 2-3 Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part II This top-ranked festival features a wide variety of quality artworks with prices to suit all budgets. Takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. APRIL 3 Jacob’s Run, Walk And Roll Get some exercise, enjoy a great lunch and check out some family entertainment while helping to raise funds for spinal muscular atrophy research. Takes place at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-577-2326 or visit ourshootingstar.com. APRIL 5 Boca Raton Garden Club General Meeting Guest speaker Kathy Jones will present a program on Ikenobo, the oldest school of Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, dating

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT: Chris Isaak will croon for the crowd April 30 at the Broward Center; (Left) Lewis Black might blow his top April 8 at The Fillmore Miami Beach

from the 15th century. Takes place at Boca Raton Community Center. Starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call 561-395-9376 or visit bocaratongardenclub.org. APRIL 5 Boca West Foundation’s A Concert For The Children Legendary singer Patti LaBelle, accompanied by The Symphony of the Americas, will headline the concert. The event will also feature the Atlantic City Boys and a tribute to the late Grammy Award winner 152

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Natalie Cole. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit bocawestcc.org. APRIL 6 14th Annual YMCA Inspiration Breakfast Hear keynote speaker and former Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning during this event presented by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. Takes place at Office Depot

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happenings  calendar ner. Hosted by Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program. Takes place at The Addison in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-705-0901 or visit womenoftomorrow.org. APRIL 16-17 37th Annual Hatsume Fair Experience taiko drumming performances, martial art and bonsai demonstrations, a costume contest, a fashion show and more. Takes place at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org. APRIL 18 PAC Mitzvah Society Reception Hosted by Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, the event honors Elyssa Kupferberg. Cocktails and dinner will be served with dietary laws observed. Starts at 6 p.m. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-852-3188 or visit bocafed.org.

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APRIL 19 Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grand Awards Event The celebratory event awards $100,000 grants to South Palm Beach County nonprofits. Takes place at Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.org. APRIL 19 Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County Men’s Spring Event Enjoy an insider briefing with Avi Jorisch, founder of Red Cell Intelligence Group and senior fellow for counter-terrorism at the American Foreign Policy Council. Takes place at a private home. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-3128 or visit jewishboca.org.

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BOCA RATON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE KICKOFF EVENT At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, a Vegas-style kickoff event for the recent Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance benefited The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, small bites and signature cocktails in celebration of the 10th annual Concours.

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happenings  flash NIGHT OF INSPIRATION Nine women who help lead South Palm Beach Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewish community took the stage at Olympic Heights High School before a crowd of 700. They shared their inspirations, passion for Jewish life and journeys to leadership. Rachelle Fraenkel, whose sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kidnapping and murder brought the Jewish world closer together, shared a video message. The evening was organized under the auspices of the Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, a new division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

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happenings  flash JAFCO ANNUAL AUTHOR LUNCHEON JAFCO’s South Palm Beach/North Broward Chapter recently hosted its annual author luncheon, which raised $72,000 for abused, neglected and developmentally disabled children. The event featured international bestselling author Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who spoke about his latest book, “Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer,” with more than 300 guests at The Polo Club of Boca Raton.

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THE GREATER BOCA RATON CHAPTER OF THE PAP CORPS ANNUAL GALA LUNCHEON The Annual Gala Luncheon of The Greater Boca Raton Chapter of The Pap Corps recently raised more than $165,000 for cancer research at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. This year’s event, with the nautical theme “Journey for the Cure,” attracted more than 500 guests and featured Broadway show tunes from the cast of The Wick Theatre’s latest production.

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happenings  flash JFS REFLECTIONS OF HOPE LUNCHEON A record crowd of more than 700 supporters of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) gathered at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to listen to television icon, author and producer Melissa Rivers, who keynoted the 4th Annual Reflections of Hope Luncheon. The event was created to help break the stigma associated with mental illness and benefited JFSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Welcome Home Program and the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s counseling and mental health services.

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happenings  flash BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART WARHOL EXHIBITION BENEFACTORS’ CIRCLE PREVIEW PARTY The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Benefactors’ Circle Preview Party recently welcomed more than 260 donors to raise a glass and view the latest exhibitions, themed around the iconic artist Andy Warhol. Sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton showcased its latest menswear collection, and the party culminated in a raffle drawing for a piece of luggage from Saks.

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

$1,212,354

$5,100,000

PRIOR SALE DATE

AZURA

6421 MONTESITO ST

LIAKHOVETSKI ALLA

TOLL FL X LTD PARTNERSHIP

BLUE INLET

660 NE 29TH PL

CASCONE CHRISTIAN M

PETROVICH THOMAS P

$725,000

BOCA RATON POR LA MAR

770 PARK DR W

BANK ALAN

FOLTZ RANDY

$875,000

BONIELLLOS ACRES

17881 BONIELLO DR

SILVER JONATHAN

FEAMAN JANICE M

$736,900

BROKEN SOUND CC

5345 NW 23RD WAY

TURI ZANETA

ELICE HAROLD S TRUSTEE

$425,000

COLONNADE AT GLEN OAKS

4500 NW 26TH AVE

PASTRANA MELISSA BETANCOURT

SCHNEIDER HARVEY

$618,750

$302,000

01-MAY-91

ENCANTADA

7147 MARIANA CT

SMITH BRIAN D

TYLER SHAWN H

$660,000

$850,000

08-NOV-05

LA JOYA

23222 L ERMITAGE CIR

ABSKHAROUN YOUSRY

IUNI LOUIS

$625,000

$737,750

03-OCT-05

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

695 NE 36TH ST

STOFFT LORI S

ROGERS VIRGINIA A TRUSTEE

$1,050,000

$875,000

15-JUN-04

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

788 NE 39TH ST

MANZOLI NICHOLAS J

FEARS SABRINA

$3,500,000

$2,850,000

25-OCT-02

LES JARDINS

4550 NW 23RD TER

OLSON CHRISTIAN J

RAUCH RENEE

$1,215,000

$763,000

04-MAR-03

LEXINGTON ESTATES

10135 UMBERLAND PL

SCHREIBER BARRY LEE

SEOANE JANINA L

$438,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8723 VALHALLA DR

MONGILLO SANDRA I

CAMPBELL SCOTT

$775,000

$1,200,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8906 VALHALLA DR

RUDNICK ANDREW

ROMANO MICHAEL J

$655,000

$885,000

30-OCT-08

MIZNER GRAND CONDOMINIUM

600 SE 5TH AVE 508S

SCHWARTZ RICHARD H

COHEN EMANUEL

$3,100,000

$1,200,000

01-JUN-99

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

6302 VIA VENETIA N

LICATA CHRISTOPHER JAMES

RUSSO ROBERT M

$1,125,000

$691,000

31-DEC-12

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

6179 VIA VENETIA S

GINOTTI JULIE I

LIBERTY CHRISTOPHER A

$850,000

$623,982

08-DEC-00

MONTOYA ESTATES

7689 CYPRESS CRES

BRICKNER BRENDA

COLE DIANE

$435,000

$430,000

08-OCT-15

MORNINGSIDE

721 NE 77TH ST

UNRINE THOMAS

NATIONSTAR MTG LLC

$724,500

$670,200

02-JUN-15

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

17097 NEWPORT CLUB DR

JONES MICHAEL P

MIGUNOV ALEXANDER INDIV TRUSTEE

$492,500

05-FEB-10 03-JUN-12

$310,000

01-OCT-99 20-NOV-15 01-JAN-96

03-FEB-11 20-APR-07

22-SEP-03

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

PALM BEACH FARMS

2098 ISABEL ESTE RD

RIEZINGER LINDA G

CHERUBIN PATRICIA

$730,000

$175,000

01-MAR-88

PALM BEACH FARMS

1401 JUANA RD

CHEN DAVID

JANK DAVID A

$615,000

$559,000

23-MAR-05

POLO CLUB - OAKS

5662 VINTAGE OAKS CIR

SPIELMAN CHERYL

ROSS RICHARD

$1,740,000

$1,356,439

12-NOV-99

POLO CLUB - ROYAL HIDDEN COVE

16600 SENTERRA DR

LOMAS JULIE

REVAH CECILE

$390,000

$301,973

12-NOV-08

RIO POCO

10376 AVENIDA DEL RIO

GAUFF COREY D

LEMUS JORGE

$311,000

$615,000

01-JUN-05

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2249 E MAYA PALM DR

EDWARDS ROBERT J JR

LOTT GEORGE D III

$1,400,000

$313,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1400 ROYAL PALM WAY

ROSE LISA

FANTONI CESARE INDIVIDUALLY TRUSTEE

$4,250,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

407 THATCH PALM DR

SIMON STEPHANIE

KARP SCOTT

$1,895,000

$520,000

13-DEC-01

SATURNIA ISLES

9891 SAVONA WINDS DR

BOSCO JOSEPH

ROBERT HARRIS

$700,000

$625,000

24-MAR-11

SATURNIA ISLES

15626 MESSINA ISLES CT

REID NATASHA

PRESS GARY

$640,000

$574,920

16-APR-03

THE ESTATES

1221 BANYAN RD

CARL MARILYN

KUSTURIC NICK ALLEN

$1,330,000

$830,000

18-SEP-09

THE ESTATES

1300 COCOANUT RD

BUCHNER STEPHEN R

1300 COCONUT ROAD LLC

$1,400,000

$700,000

23-SEP-14

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9261 ESTE LAGO DR

BABCOCK HOWARD M

ALTER ASHLEY

$1,175,000

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9107 REDONDA DR

COUTO DINIS VALENTE FONSECA

ONEAL SEAN H

$1,800,000

TIMBERCREEK

2924 NW 24TH TER

HERNANDEZ JENNICE

KAILUWEIT KARL-LUGWIG

$430,000

TIMBERCREEK

2417 NW 30TH RD

THEE JOHN HENRY III

BLOOMING PROPERTIES LLC

$370,000

$366,693

12-FEB-15

01-SEP-85 19-JAN-10

30-NOV-14 $1,839,200

27-MAY-09 06-JUN-01

TOWNSEND PLACE CONDOMINIUM

500 SE MIZNER BLVD A407

REISSIG JUDY

SUAREZ BERNARD

$540,000

$300,000

17-MAR-10

WOODFIELD CC - CAMBRIDGE PARK

5755 NW 40TH TER

BYER GERALD

SHAFRAN JASON A

$435,000

$317,500

20-DEC-13

WOODFIELD CC - DEVON PLACE

3998 NW 52ND PL

TEO LY

JACOBSON SAMUEL S

$1,200,000

$846,500

01-MAY-91

WOODFIELD CC - HAMILTON PLACE

5485 NW 42ND AVE

GELLEY DAVID

GAUDREAU PAUL A

$365,000

$319,500

01-SEP-95

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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UNITED WE STAND Local Nonprofits Band Together For The Great Give On May 3BY LICIA AVELAR

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hen the clock strikes midnight and May 3 begins, residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties will have the chance to make a big difference in the lives of others – with just the click of a mouse. That’s the power of the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online charity event benefiting local nonprofits, now in its third year. “On the day of the Great Give, everyone can be a philanthropist,” explains Corrie Edwards, marketing and communications manager at the

This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits.

– Corrie Edwards, marketing and communications manager, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, who spearheads the project. Led by the Community Foundation, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County, the Great Give is the local component of Give Local America, the largest online giving event in history, which joins 200 communities across the country to raise as much as possible for nonprofits in one day. Last year’s event raised more than $68 million nationally and $3.1 million locally, with the Great Give ranking seventh in fundraising nationwide. 176

“The Great Give was a powerful fundraising tool,” says Harlene Zweig, president and co-founder of In Jacob’s Shoes in Margate, one of the 437 local nonprofits that participated in the event last year. “We are grateful to have been a part of the event and look forward to participating in the future.” Adds Edwards, a Palm Beach resident: “This community-wide event celebrates the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits.” The Community Foundation, one

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Corrie Edwards

of Florida’s largest such organizations, addresses the needs of underprivileged area residents, including hunger, housing and education. It has provided $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. “I truly believe we are the heart of philanthropy, helping nonprofits

and donors live out their legacy,” Edwards says. Cash-strapped individuals should note that even a small gift during the Great Give will go a long way as every local contribution will be multiplied by funds from a “bonus pool” raised by the Community Foundation. Plus, cash prizes and special gifts will be awarded to participating nonprofits on the hour, every hour, to keep the day exciting and the momentum going. To take part in the Great Give on May 3, make a secure donation ($20 minimum) on GreatGiveFlorida.org or call 844-GIVE-DAY. O For more information, call 561-659-6800 or visit your communityfoundation.org.


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