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elcome to our annual celebration of all things female – our Women’s Issue. This is one of my favorite issues to work on because I love showcasing strong, inspiring women, and I’m blessed to be surrounded by amazing females in my life. First, we kick things off with actress Brooke Shields. We recently caught up with her when she spoke at the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s inaugural Shop The Day Away Luncheon at The Breakers Palm Beach. She felt right at home, given that she spent part of her youth in Palm Beach. I was thrilled to meet Shields because I idolized her – and her naturally thick eyebrows (look familiar?) – as a child. In “Role Of A Lifetime” (page 64), she chats with us about fame, love and motherhood. Also in this issue, we sit down with TV personality, author and entrepreneur Ana Quincoces, whom you might recognize from “The Real Housewives of Miami” and “Food Network Star.” This dynamic woman isn’t your typical Housewife – as you’ll see in “Miami Spice” (page 80). Closer to home, we had the honor of speaking with three distinguished first ladies from South Florida universities: Carolyn Kelly from Florida Atlantic University, Jana Hanbury from Nova Southeastern University and Dr. Felicia Knaul from the University of Miami. These women work alongside their husbands to bring higher education to new heights, and they discuss their passions and pastimes in “Partners In Education” (page 74). We also examine the exciting field of art therapy in “Coloring Outside The Lines” (page 70), and we explore some of the best area

restaurants for ladies who lunch – from Miami to Palm Beach – in “Mid-Day Reverie” (page 84). Whenever I crave a ladies lunch or need quality time with my girlfriends, I have a circle of strong, fabulous women to turn to. This circle includes my younger sister, who came into the world when I was 7 years old. We’ve been very close ever since, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to watch her grow into the incredible woman she is today. Sisterhood is important, and, this winter, my circle of “sisters” grew even larger – by 43, to be exact – when I had the honor to travel to Israel as part of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP). Organized locally by Liumi Israel and the Boca Raton Jewish Experience (BRJE), this 10-day trip focused on women’s empowerment and our incredible Jewish heritage. I may not have known all these women on a personal level when we departed for our journey filled with workshops and tours throughout the country, but I returned with a deep connection and a shared sense of sisterhood that will last a lifetime. If you have the chance to embark on such an experience, do not hesitate. But you don’t have to cross the ocean to add “sisters” to your life. There are compassionate, intelligent, hardworking Wonder Women right here in our community. Sometimes all it takes is reaching out and saying hello. I hope you enjoy this issue and that it inspires you to spend more time with the wonderful ladies in your life. Best,

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s we were working on this issue, it was Women’s History Month, which also included International Women’s Day. That, combined with the amazing women featured on the following pages, prompted me to think about the females who have inspired me and make a difference in my life. Here they are (as they say) in no particular order.

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1. My grandmother, Ann, who, finding herself a widow and mother of five children, went back to school, taught social studies for decades and become a pillar in the community. Her funeral was the largest I’ve ever attended. 2. Author J.K. Rowling, who faced poverty as her work was turned down time and again. Nevertheless, she persisted – and created a magical world in which millions have found escape, humor, camaraderie and hope. 3. My “fairy godmother” and the Queen of Douglas Drive, Marie, who not only taught me the art storytelling but shines a light in my life with her eternal optimism. Her presence is a balm for my soul. 4. Hillary Clinton, for knocking on that highest of glass ceilings and telling it, “We’ll be back.” 5. My mother-in-law, Jane, who struggled to have children and, later, struggled as a single mother to work full-time and raise two kids – who are now remarkable adults. Her sense

of humor and unconditional love are a daily inspiration. 6. Musician Ani DiFranco, for speaking truths – both the small everyday ones and the big universal ones; for showing me the power of self-expression and self-acceptance; and for her dogged determination to make her voice heard in a man’s world, without compromising her ideals. 7. My college writing mentor, Stephanie, who has faced challenge after challenge and remains a big-hearted Southern belle and the definition of a true Christian. 8. My sister-in-law, Erin, who loves without judgment and makes life look easy with her unflappable grace. 9. My friend Nahar, who moved to the United States from Bangladesh; left an unhappy marriage; and set off alone in a foreign land to make a life for herself, working two jobs, taking the bus and saving every cent to send home to her family.

This list feels kind of incomplete without a No. 10 (blame it on my slightly OCD tendencies). But my hope is that, someday, I will raise a strong, independent, compassionate daughter who qualifies for that slot. And, when that day comes, I know she’ll be in good company.

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business opportunity.” She and her sisters, who live in Boca Raton, have already identified the site for the store, 605 Lake Ave., across the street from Peters Management, the property management firm that Doug turned over to them to run in 2014, with Ariana as managing partner. They plan to completely refurbish the gallery space, add a vault for the most valuable sneakers (around $40,000 a pair), provide a special sneaker restoration service and create a video each week to send to subscribers. Their timing couldn’t be better. Sneakers have morphed from sports

accessory into fashion statement over the past few decades. The market for new sneakers grew 40 percent from 2004 to 2011, to $55 billion, according to SportsOneSource.com, while the sneaker resale market may be worth around $1 billion. Doug and his late wife, Gabriella, started collecting sneakers 25 years ago. Today, it may be the largest collection in the world, comprising virtually every brand, from rare Nikes, Adidas and Pumas to limited releases like those designed for the “Sex and the City” film cast. Ariana is also the spokesperson; she left her studies in journalism at

the University of Miami when she assumed her role at Peters Management. Dresden handles buying, and Dakota, still in high school, oversees social media. So are the young women nervous about their new undertaking? “Any new venture is intimidating,” Ariana admits, “but you have to push through it.” Dresden echoes that sentiment, adding: “We are very excited. The store has so much potential and can be more than New York and LA [sneaker] stores. Plus, it’s something we all love – exploring a passion.” – April W. Klimley

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abuse by using the latest technology. Yoost’s father held this cause near to his heart. When he died suddenly in 2013, Yoost and sister Desiree Asher decided to take action. “My father had a long history of developing technology companies that assisted law enforcement … with any kind of investigation relating to a missing child,” Yoost, 34, says. She says that his team redeveloped a tool,

As L’Oreál’s National Honoree – the winner of the competition – Yoost was awarded $25,000, which will be used to fund the development of new technology, she says. In fact, just last year, she and her team worked on creating a forensic tool, Neula, that will be released before the end of 2017. “It’s going to be much faster than any other forensic tool that’s on the market today. The really big differentiator is that it will also scan a computer for deleted content. These people know that the cops are coming after them, and they know what they’re doing is illegal. Our tool will be able to string files back together from the deleted parts that are still left on their computer,” she says. Carrying on her dad’s legacy is a big priority for Yoost, she says: “It’s really important to me. Child Rescue Coalition has allowed me to keep that connection to my dad. It means the world to me.” O

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or author Allison Nazarian, the most important event in her life may have occurred before she was even born. Why? Because she is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Nazarian, 45, grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. She was raised in a home where her maternal grandparents and mother, Lily, told tales of Holocaust survival. “Everything was somehow related to the Holocaust,” says Nazarian, a Boca Raton resident. “It wasn’t depressing or sad, even though it was horrible. It was a triumph that my grandmother survived that.” As she moved into adulthood, Nazarian started examining her family history. Why did the past empower her grandmother, who passed away in her 90s, but haunt her mother, who struggled with clinical depression and ultimately took her own life at age 51? “It wasn’t like now, where people talk about their past and childhood,” she says. “I think she almost felt shame around it.” Nazarian’s memoir, “Aftermath: A Granddaughter’s Story of Legacy, Healing & Hope,” was published last year. She started writing it

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People really opened up to me and told me their stories about the Holocaust. The more they opened up, the more similarities our stories had. when she was a graduate student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in the late ’90s. She had to put the book on the backburner, but she finally finished it – nearly 20 years later. “It’s never too late to finish the thing you want to, even if you think you’re too old, busy or time has passed,” she says. “If something is burning inside you, you can do it.” 36

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During her research process, she spoke with 100 grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. It’s one of the first books to focus on third-generation – or “3G” – survivors, she says. They’re the last generation of Jews who have firsthand relationships with the dwindling population of survivors. “People really opened up to me and told me their stories,” Nazarian says. “The more they opened up, the more similarities our stories had.”

Nazarian, a copywriter, has two children, Daniel, 19, and Maya, 17. She says that she wants her kids to know what happened during the Holocaust without it dominating their lives. “I made a conscious decision not to talk about it all the time like it was with me,” she says. “It wasn’t something I wanted to become ingrained in them.” Rather, she knew the book would be a gift to remind her kids (and possibly her grandchildren, someday) of where they came from. And, Nazarian says, she believes that her mother and grandmother would have been proud of the story she has told. O


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he remote, mysterious, fogshrouded island in the latest film about a giant gorilla triggers expectations of Fay Wray (or Jessica Lang) and the Empire State Building (or the World Trade Center). But, as the action unfolds in “Kong: Skull Island,” it becomes clear that this ape, unlike his predecessors, will never make it in The Big Apple. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ version of the classic tale takes a different tack, as a group of intrepid explorers, led by Col. Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman), have no inclination to capture the 10-story beast – only to escape it. They soon discover other fearsome local creatures for whom they qualify as dietary supplements.

The story, created by John Gatins (“Flight,” “Need For Speed”), is set in the Vietnam era, evoked by the heavily Creedence Clearwater Revival soundtrack. Col. Packard’s helicopter unit is, in fact, only days from being sent home when it gets orders to ferry this adventure. It includes Maj. Jack Chapman (Toby Kebbell), Capt. Earl Cole (Shea Whigham) and several lesser characters destined to die in various reptilian gullets. Hired for his expertise in tracking through difficult terrain is former British agent James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston). Also on the mission are antiwar photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and science consultant San (Jing Tian). Weaver seems destined to play the traditional Fay Wray kidnapped-

beauty role, and there are a few brief moments of weird sexual ambiguity in her encounters with the giant ape, but the big guy is not buying it. We tend to think of Kong as a gorilla because of his size, but his features – and especially his habit of walking upright – suggest he’s more of a giant chimpanzee or bonobo. This Kong almost always seems to be upright and, in fact, has a gait very similar to John Wayne’s in “Rio Bravo.” But we digress. The first clue that this not your father’s “Kong” is when a dozen helicopters assault the exotic mountainous island with CCR’s “Run Through The Jungle” blasting, a clear hybrid of “Apocalypse Now” and “Jurassic Park.” The 1973 period authenticity is reinforced by

recurring scenes of rotary phones and Weaver’s black-and-white prints. The hazards of uncharted islands have grown progressively more devious through the “Kong” films of 1933, 1976 and 2005, and this one holds its own in the sweepstakes of bizarre ways to die, but the most injurious audience moment might be the brain spin that occurs when our adventurers meet Lt. Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly), a longtime island resident with a dicey story to tell. You’ll find yourself pulling for the ape. O

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STAND BY ME Books About The Unbreakable Bonds Of Sisterhood BY SHAVANTAY MINNIS

Sisterhood is a magical thing. It means having someone who was there from the start – and who will be there, by your side, through it all. It means loving, laughing, fighting and crying. The following five books explore the complex dynamics of sisterhood and examine what it means to be a good sister. Their plots and characters may be quite diverse, but each finds common ground in the unconditional love that sisterhood creates.

“The Silver Star: A Novel” By Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Glass Castle” – which remained a best-seller for six years – provides a gripping new story in “The Silver Star: A Novel,” which transports readers back into the mind of an adolescent. In 1970, 12-year-old Jean “Bean” Holladay and her 15-yearold sister, Liz, must trek from California to Virginia to live with a widower uncle after their mother abandons them. As the girls begin acclimating to their new life, their fragile sense of safety is once again shattered when their new employer, an all-around bully and foreman 40

of the mill in town, crosses the line with Liz. Now, the sisters are ready to take matters into their own hands to see that justice is served. According to O, The Oprah Maga-

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“The Secret Language of Sisters” By Luanne Rice Best known for her novels “Crazy in Love” and “Blue Moon,” which were both adapted into movies, New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice recently debuted her first young adult novel, “The Secret Language of Sisters.” According to Publishers Weekly, “Rice skillfully examines the way one mistake can shatter the lives of many.”

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New York Times best-selling author Lucinda Riley, whose works have been translated into 34 languages, unveils the first installment of her latest series with “The Seven Sisters,” which The Daily Mail called “a brilliant page-turner, soaked in glamour and romance.”

from her sister, Roo takes her eyes off the road while driving, flips her car and becomes paralyzed. “Everyone thinks she’s in a coma, but Roo has locked-in syndrome – she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She’s trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard,” according to the book’s publisher. Thanks to their close connection, Tilly might be the only person who can hear Roo through her silence and help her heal.

gal problems, she uncovers a dark family secret. In the final novella, “The Sandcastle Sister,” we meet Jen Gibbs, a newly engaged New York editor. “Now she’s scared to death,” according to the book’s publisher. “In Jen’s family history, marriage represents the death of every dream a woman holds. Will her mother’s long-held secret change Jen’s beliefs about life and love?”

“The Seven Sisters” By Lucinda Riley

“Sisters” By Lisa Wingate Former journalist, inspirational speaker and best-selling author Lisa Wingate examines the joys and trials of sisterhood in “Sisters,” comprising three novellas. In “The Sea Glass Sisters,” an approaching hurricane sets a dramatic backdrop as Elizabeth Gallagher and her mother travel to North Carolina to save ill Aunt Sandy. “They discover that sisterhood can change hearts, lives, and futures … often in unpredictable ways,” according to the book’s publisher. Next, “The Tidewater Sisters” centers on Tandi and Gina Reese. The sisters have a complicated relationship, and when Tandi returns to North Carolina to deal with le-

New York Times best-selling author Lucinda Riley, whose works have been translated into 34 languages, unveils the first installment of her latest series with “The Seven Sisters,” which The Daily Mail called “a brilliant page-turner, soaked in glamour and romance.”

The novel begins when Maia D’ Aplièse and her sisters gather at their childhood home to mourn their adoptive father’s death. Each sister is handed a clue left by her father that will lead to her true heritage. Maia treks across the globe to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of the truth. Meanwhile, the story flashes back to 1920s Rio, where a young woman, Izabela Bonifacio, begins an important journey of her own. 42

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“Lucinda Riley vividly intertwines the stories of two extraordinary women, set decades apart, each a reminder of the courage it takes to accept love when it is offered,” according to the book’s publisher.

“Sisters One, Two, Three” By Nancy Star Nonfiction writer and novelist Nancy Star – also a former movie executive – brings cinematic flair to her latest young adult novel, “Sisters One, Two, Three.” The story focuses on the Tangle family’s three sisters, who vacationed on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1970s. After an accident occurs, the trio vows to keep the truth a secret. “With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths,” according to the book’s publisher. “Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.” Booklist called it “an emotionally gripping portrait of a family’s secrets and confessions… Star brings all the members of the Tangle clan to life – these are multifaceted, complex characters with remarkable depth and nuance. Readers will enjoy seeing childhood quirks resurface in the Tangle adults, and fans of Jamie Brenner and Elizabeth Kelly will adore this compelling multigenerational story.” O


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ionne Warwick knows all about irony. Her first hit album, “Don’t Make Me Over,” turned out to be a life-changing experience. The record company misspelled her last name, which is really Warrick, as “Warwick” on the label, and she never looked back. She went on to make popular hits like “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” and “This Girl’s In Love With You.” And, at 76, this songstress is still touring – and she’ll be belting out her hits at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek at 8 p.m. on April 8. “Scintillating, soothing and sen-

sual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time Grammy Award winning music legend, Dionne Warwick, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture,” notes her website. “Warwick’s career has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.” She got an early musical start growing up in East Orange, New Jersey, and singing in her church and as an occasional soloist for the Drinkard Singers (which included her mom, aunts and uncles). Later, she and her sister, Dee Dee, and aunt Cissy formed the gospel group The Gospel-

aires. And let’s not forget that she’s the cousin of the incomparable Whitney Houston. But her success in the industry began after being discovered by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961. The trio created more than 30 hit singles and about 20 best-selling albums during their first decade together. Warwick is also a best-selling children’s author and a philanthropist who has supported many charities and causes, including The

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e was almost Dr. Neil Diamond. It’s mind-boggling to think of this talented singer as a medicine man, but the former New York University premed student once planned to become a doctor. However, his passion for music eclipsed his desire for an M.D. degree, and he dropped out with only 10 credits left to complete. Although he initially earned far less than he would have as a physician (he made $50 a week at Sunbeam Music in Manhattan, tailoring songs for the company’s B-grade performers), he never regretted his decision. “This is my job. Someone much greater than me gave me that job. He said, ‘You, you with that stupid look on your face – go out and sing until I tell you to stop.’ I haven’t heard the word yet so I’m just going to keep doing it,” IMDb notes. And, as Diamond embarks on an ambitious 50th Anniversary World Tour – which hits the BB&T stage at 8 p.m. on April 26 – it’s obvious that his popularity hasn’t waned.

“Neil Diamond is more than just a music icon. His singular artistry and talent has left an indelible mark on American culture and has helped shape the sound of popular music for five decades,” says Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino in a statement announcing the tour. A $9 acoustic guitar Diamond was given as a birthday gift sparked his interest in playing an instrument, but he later found his voice at Brooklyn’s Erasmus Hall High School, where he sang in the 100-member chorus with classmate Barbra Streisand (the two would later pair up in 1978 for the duet smash hit “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”). Although he’s known for the gold-sequined outfits he wore in the 1970s and his deep voice, he probably wishes everyone would forget about his role in “The Jazz Singer,” which earned him the title of first ever winner of a Worst Actor Razzie Award. O For more information, call 954835-7469 or visit thebbtcenter.com.


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he Red Hot Chili Peppers have created an escape to remember. The talented quartet’s 11th album, “Getaway,” sparked a tour of the same name – and fans can join the fun when the group stops at AmericanAirlines Arena at 8 p.m. on April 29. The shows have already garnered acclaim. “Three decades into their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career, the Red Hot Chili Peppers still seem to be striving for higher ground,” Newsday wrote about a recent concert at Madison Square Garden. “The new songs reflect more of a new-millennium sense of funk. It all sounds sleeker and more laid back than the p-funk that fueled the Peppers’ early days.” The reviewer also praised the ambiance, saying “the band’s stun-

ning light show, with hundreds of LED lights undulating from the ceiling like a funky amoeba, just adds to the mood.” Despite the group’s ups and downs, it has remained a fan favorite. “Few rock groups of the ’80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century,” notes AllMusic.com. And there’s no doubt that the Grammy Award-winning band’s appearance with Bruno Mars at the half-time show at the 2014 Super

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the group,” notes the venue’s website. “In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. ‘Jersey Boys’ is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.” The show has been a big hit with critics. The Chicago Tribune calls it “the most exciting musical in years,” and a reviewer from HeraldBulletin. com noted, “You don’t have to be a die-hard Frankie Valli fan to appreciate the humor, history and tension behind the public lives of 1960s hitmakers The Four Seasons.” Note that “Jersey Boys” includes smoke, gunshots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and profanity and is not recommended for all ages. O For more information, call 305-9496722 or visit arshtcenter.org.


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SECOND TIME AROUND Is Getting Back Together With Your Ex Ever A Good Idea? BY LINDA HAASE

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lizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton couldn’t live with – or without – each other. They were married and divorced twice. Their turbulent relationship was a real-life soap opera. And, yet, these famous ex-lovers adored each other until their dying days. We’d need a scorecard the size of the Grand Canyon to list all the superstars who split only to be seen smooching days later. But celebs aren’t the only ones rekindling old flames. Therapists, like Dr. Jennifer Rubolino, a licensed mental health counselor with practices in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, frequently counsel couples considering reuniting. “I think taking time to explore – whether individually, with a close friend, spiritual advisor or therapist – what you want from the relationship

com. “What you really miss could be the kisses, the ‘good morning’ text messages, and the wining and dining. It may not be him. It may seem that way. But once you clear your head, you may realize that you miss the events, not him in particular.” Dr. Rubolino cautions: “It’s easy to forget that there were reasons you broke up. What exactly happened in the first place? If you have not addressed that and been able to master that, then most likely you will be back in the same place again.”

Couples must realistically discuss goals and expectations for the relationship, she stresses. “What would each of you like to see differently now? Are there things from the past to be discussed and aired out? What is different now?” She suggests that couples consider short-term counseling and reading the book “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” by Dr. Sue Johnson, who created Emotion-

It’s easy to forget that there were reasons you broke up. What exactly happened in the first place? If you have not addressed that and been able to master that, then most likely you will be back in the same place again. – Dr. Jennifer Rubolino, licensed mental health counselor

is essential,” she says. “Think about how much of what you want actually has to do with your ex-partner versus, I really want to be in a relationship or find a mate or settle down and have children, etc. It is time to be very honest with yourself.” Berit Brogaard, a University of Miami professor and author of “On Romantic Love: Simple Truths about a Complex Emotion,” shares a similar perspective: “Granted, you miss his kisses, his good morning text messages, the wining and dining. But what part of it do you really miss?” she writes in an article on PsychologyToday. APRIL 2017

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ally Focused Therapy. Dr. Rubolino uses this model, which centers on strengthening bonds an and helping couples look at the neggative cycles of behav-ior that develop and d weaken these bonds. s. “These cycles typipically interfere with couples sending clear ar messages about their needs and usually are what pullll couples apart,” she says. “Couples often fail to see it is the cycle that leads to the downfall of a relationship and typically blame the partner or say, ‘We just can’t communicate.’” She adds: “I frequently ask the question, ‘What has changed?’ All couples have a cycle. Without really understanding the pattern, couples will either continue to enter the negative cycle with their ex or another partner. So it’s important to be able to do some individual examination or work with the partner on what went wrong in the relationship. If there isn’t an openness or willingness to explore

this, this could be a red flag.” And finally, suggests Dr. Rubolino: “Be kind and patient with yourselves and an each other. Things may not be back on track right away, and conflict occurs in every ev relationship.”

If all that fails, you might want to take the advice of Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and author of “Willpower Instinct: How Self Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It.”

RED FLAGS SIGNS S IGNS TH THAT YOUR EX ISN’T SERIOUS ABOUT REUNITING He/she is still on dating apps or sites. When he/she contacts you, the messages are far and few between and typically are mostly of the kind you would send to a friend. If you make plans to do something together with your ex, he/she frequently cancels or changes plans. If you suggest doing something together, the typical reply is that he/she prefers to play it by ear. He/she doesn’t take a real interest in your life. He/she doesn’t ask a lot of genuine questions about how you or your family are or what you have been up to. Even if you have had sex with them, he/she is not very affectionate, seductive or flirtatious. From the outside, it might look like you are just old pals.

“Even if the relationship was a disaster, you may not want to believe that you wasted your time and heart on a jerk. So you vow to ‘make it work,’ and hope things will change. You might even be trying to avoid future regret. What if this relationship was as good as it gets, and you never find anyone else?” she writes in an article on PsychologyToday.com. “Like any difficult change, breaking the ex habit requires a good dose of self-control and a dash of self-compassion.” Her suggestion to help get over your ex? “Find a favorite example of a strong woman who kicked a man to the curb, and is doing just fine on her own. Think of yourself as following in her footsteps.” And, last but not least, she writes, when you start thinking about your ex, don’t take it as a sign that you were meant to be together. “Remind yourself why he or she’s an ex, then put your attention back on someone you really care about – you.” O

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’TIL DEATH DO US PART How To Cope When Your Elderly Parents Divorce BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON

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am a child of divorce. I remember the night my mother announced that Dad had been having an affair with his secretary for many years. Finally, she was fed up with the lies and humiliation and asked my father to move out. I was devastated. I was afraid. I was 50 years old. “Gray” divorce is becoming more and more common. The divorce rate for couples ages 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, says a Bowling Green State University study. One in 4 divorces in 2010 occurred to persons ages 50 and older. Blame it on longer lives. In 1950, when my parents married after a post-WWII, four-month courtship, the average U.S. life expectancy was 68.2 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. By 2014, life expectancy stretched to 78.8 years. And it’s not like that extra decade is inserted between your 30s and 40s, when more years playing

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tennis and having great sex would be a blessing for any marriage. The extra years are tacked on at the end, when old age, illness and stretching a fixed income can strain even the strongest union. Of course, my parents’ marriage was never the strongest. They were mismatched from the get-go: He

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was a Brooklyn-born diamond dealer with a shop on 47th Street in New York City, and she was a Lorain, Ohio, innocent with an angelic coloratura who left college to study voice in Manhattan. Fate threw the unlikely couple together when Mom walked into my father’s store looking for a bracelet. My

grandparents sealed the deal when they ordered Mom back home after learning she was falling in love. Mom and Dad married, raised my brother and me in Westchester County and then pursued their own interests after we left home. Through weddings, grandchildren and age-related illnesses, they


life  parents seemed as committed to each other as ever. In fact, my mother saved Dad’s life when she discovered him slumped on the bedroom floor, having a heart attack and waiting on hold to talk to his doctor. Mom hung up the phone, called 911 and helped Dad recover from a triple bypass when he was 77. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished. I learned later that the nurses on the cardiac floor of Columbia Presbyterian were juggling visits from my mother and my father’s mistress, a long-time secretary whom he had been romancing for six years. I still don’t know what my mother knew about the affair and when she knew it. We don’t speak of such things. But, a few years later, my brother and I began to suspect some hanky panky when Dad routinely began meeting “Brazilian buyers” for dinner and theater in Manhattan, often on important dates like his birthday and New Year’s Eve. My mother was 76 when Dad became sloppy and started leaving love emails on a computer screen.

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Middle-aged children may find it just as difficult to cope with their parents’ divorce as young children if the divorce is unexpected. – Dr. Rachael Silverman, clinical psychologist and president of Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter

She says she kicked him out, but he had been long gone before they officially separated. After my mother broke the news, I called my father and, using the dry wit we shared, said, “Are

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you nuts? You don’t leave the wife for the secretary.” What I didn’t say (and still won’t) is: “You’ve destroyed our family.” And: “Your betrayal makes me trust my own husband a little less each year.” “Middle-aged children may find it just as difficult to cope with their parents’ divorce as young children if the divorce is unexpected,” says Dr. Rachael Silverman, a clinical psychologist and president of the Florida Psychological Association – Palm Chapter. How can middle-aged children, who secretly pluck their own gray hairs, cope with the divorce of their ancient parents? Silverman says to lean on support groups and social networks, such as your spouse and friends. Have open discussions about the divorce with your parents. Don’t take sides. Try to maintain healthy boundaries with both parents, and don’t get caught in the middle. A change in the family system requires flexibility. Adult children should try to be as adaptable and neutral as possible during the di-

vorce and after. That last part rings true to me. After trying to go it alone for eight years, my mother, at 87, finally agreed to move near me so I could be part of her care. In fact, she just moved into a lovely assisted living facility 15 minutes from me. The Bowling Green study predicts that the “strain of such intense obligations may weaken intergenerational ties.” I pray that won’t happen to Mom and me. I’m only two days into this new normal with my mother, but, so far, I’ve loved taking care of her more and worrying about her less. Yesterday, before she arrived at her new home, I scouted out the residents and found a few women I thought could become friends with Mom. Today, I’ll take her to buy a new watch, because she’s become obsessed with knowing the correct time. I can’t predict how I’ll feel a year from now. I’m sure there will be ups and downs. But one thing I’m sure of is that my promise to care for my mother is unconditional. You might call it: Until death do us part. O


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The Faena Hotel Brings A Unique Brand Of Glamour To Miami BeachBY SUSAN R. MILLER

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here’s Wynwood, SoBe and the Design District, to name a few of Miami’s hottest areas. But have you heard of the Faena District? The project stretches from 32nd Street to 36th Street, between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. The district includes the 50-room hotel Casa Faena, one condo building, Faena Forum and a retail complex. The brainchild of Argentine real estate developer Alan Faena and his New York-based business partner Len Blavatnik, the Mid-Beach project also boasts what many say is one of the coolest hotels in town – the 169-room Faena Hotel.

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Born from the historic Saxony Hotel, once regaled as the “Queen of Collins Avenue,” the Faena Hotel is a tribute to the glamour of the 1950s, with its Old World grandeur, hardwood floors and vibrant color palette. Although the Saxony was gutted, some of the historic features were retained, including the cathedral columns, which are now gilded. You’re surrounded by glitz and glamour the minute you walk through the entrance, aptly dubbed the Cathedral. From the gold-leafed columns to the floor-to-ceiling murals by Argentine painter Juan Gatti, the Faena Hotel provides guests with plenty of eye candy.


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life  destinations The hotel features 58 rooms, 111 suites and 12 penthouse residences spanning the top two floors of the property. The rooms’ color palette includes Faena’s signature red, vibrant turquoise and crisp white. Faena, a fashion designer turned hotelier, collaborated with the husband and wife team of film director Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby”) and Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin to create his vision. Faena is also the creator of the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, which opened in 2004. There are many curious creatures around the property. You’ll find a red and gold unicorn sculpture created by British artist Damien Hirst in the center of Pao by Paul Qui, a modern Asian restaurant. Another of his works, “Gone but not Forgotten,” features a nearly 10-foot gilded skeleton of a woolly mammoth in a steel-and-glass display case in the hotel’s garden, near the pool. And let’s not forget the stuffed white peacock in the library. The Living Room and Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann feature chandelier sculptures by Italian artist Alberto Garutti, made with nearly 800 bulbs that flicker every time lightning strikes the Pampas in Argentina. Rooms and suites begin at $699 a night and go all the way up to $20,000 for the four-bedroom Faena Suite. All rooms exude luxury, some with balconies that provide views of Miami’s Biscayne Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Some come with butler service. If you don’t want to venture far, the Faena Hotel offers a trio of dining options. The Veranda is the perfect place to start your day with a leisurely breakfast and spectacular views of the hotel’s pool area and ocean. Looking to fire up the evening? Try Los Fuegos. There, grill master and celebrity chef Mallmann offers a contemporary take on the 62

Argentine dining experience. Pao offers Chef Qui’s renowned brand of Asian cuisine. The concept is Filipino, with influences from Spain and Asia. The evening is still young, so why not stop by the 150-seat Faena Theater for a drink and entertainment? Inspired by Europe’s grand opera houses and the glittering allure of Old Hollywood, the theater offers world-class cabaretstyle revues for guests and the public. The dazzling spectacle, C’est Rouge!, recently updated its repertoire with a new dinner show for 2017. Saxony Bar, adjacent to Faena Theater, features an intimate environment, a DJ and classic cocktails. Reservations are required. For something a little more casual, check out The Living Room, a well-appointed gathering space on the lobby level. There, guests can nosh on small plates and indulge in custom-made cocktails and a variety of wines while enjoying live evening entertainment. Many hotels today have their own spas, but The Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Hotel takes it to the next level. The 22,000-square-foot sanctuary features one of the largest hammams (a Turkish-style steam room) on the East Coast, along with shaman-developed body-healing rituals and treatments. For Faena, it’s all about storytelling and creating a unique experience for guests. He’s certainly accomplished that – not only at his hotel but in his exciting new Faena District. O

contact Faena Hotel is located at 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-5348800 or visit faena.com/ miami-beach.

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Lifetime BY LISA KAPLAN GORDON

CATCHING UP WITH AMERICA’S SWEETHEART, BROOKE SHIELDS, ON FAME, LOVE AND MOTHERHOOD

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I love Palm Beach. We all want to go back to where our roots are, and mine are here. Palm Beach as a whole is my second home.

ew actors, and even fewer models, sustain a career and claim the spotlight from infancy through middle age: Brooke Shields is one. “I have been around for many years in certain manifestations of people’s lives. People feel like they know me well,” she said at a recent event. The actress, now 51, got her first break at 11 months when she became the Ivory Snow Baby. “What was healthy about starting young is that it was a way of life,” she said. “I went to regular schools and then to college at Princeton. I didn’t leave to go to LA. I only did movies in the summers during my vacations.” In February, she was the keynote speaker at the Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope’s inaugural Shop The Day Away Luncheon at The Breakers Palm Beach. Funds raised at the event help children, adults and families affected by cancer pay for treatment and recovery. “My dad died of prostate cancer. I was one stage away from cervical cancer, which is why I

had a hard time getting pregnant,” she explained about her dedication to the cause. “We are all affected by cancer. As long as you are afraid of it and know someone affected, you are part of an instant community.”

During her speech, Shields said that she is no stranger to the island: “In this room in Palm Beach, I get a lot of references to my early modeling days and when I came here as a kid. I have been around forever. My connection to Palm Beach is very long. Very deep roots. My stepmom and dad lived here for 30 years. My dad passed away three weeks before [her daughter] Rowan was born.” Her stepmother owned the Johnnie Browns boutique on Worth Avenue, and her father, Frank – a businessman who walked out on his family when Brooke was 5 months old and who died of prostate cancer in 2003 – operated a coffee shop in town. “I love Palm Beach,” she said. “We all want to go back to where our roots are, and mine are here from the time I lived with my dad and stepmom. Palm Beach as a whole is my second home.” Shields was even married, for the second time, in Palm Beach to “Spin City” television writer/producer Chris APRIL 2017

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Henchy at Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramer’s home. The couple now has two daughters, Rowan, 13, and Grier, 10. “My little girls flew home alone from Palm Beach yesterday,” she said. “First time they flew alone on a plane. I watch them become more and more self-sufficient. I cried so much, but I crave that for them.” When it comes to parenting, Shields is no pushover. “I think you have to be very tough with kids today,” she said. “As a parent, you have to be the voice of authority and power. I tell my 10- and 13-year-old that I am in control and I have the power. I take things away when I want to. … I am terrified of social media. I took away ‘The Snapchat’ from my daughter for two months. You would think I cut off her arm. She was not a happy camper.” I first encountered Shields in the early 1980s at a Manhattan benefit when she was 16. We bumped into each other when she was primping in a hotel powder room, complaining to her mother about her difficulty walking in the gown she was poured into. By then, Shields already was a star whose light was getting brighter by the year. Although she had modeled since she was a baby, she burst into celebrity at 12 when she starred as a New Orleans child prostitute in “Pretty Baby,” a heralded and controversial film that debuted in 1978. The Louis Malle movie was praised by critics but raised concerns when Shields appeared nude. Some said the film exploited the young actress. “‘Pretty Baby’ was very controversial to fans, but not to me,” she said. “‘Pret66

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ty Baby’ was my opportunity to work with Louis Malle, and he was amazing to me. To this day, I look at these as defining moments of my life – because of the directors I have had the opportunity to work with.” In 1980, the 14-year-old Shields appeared in eyebrow-raising ads for Calvin Klein jeans where she crouched seductively and uttered what became one of TV’s most famous ad taglines, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” The same year, the teenager starred with Christopher Atkins in “Blue Lagoon,” an R-rated film about youngsters stranded on a desert island where they discover love and sex. In the film, which was panned by critics, Shields again appears naked, although her long hair covers her breasts. Years later, Shields told a Congressional hearing that older body doubles were used in sex scenes. “I had a body double during ‘Blue Lagoon,’” she confirmed. “She was 30 years old, and they showed me as if I had a 30-year-old butt. I didn’t feel uncomfortable doing it because it wasn’t my body on the screen.” To this day, she is most often recognized for that film, she said: “Usually strangers say, ‘Blue Lagoon’ to me when they say hello in the world.” Much criticism was piled on Shields’ mother and manager, Teri, who was accused of exploiting her daughter’s beauty and sexualizing her as a youngster. “I think all moms are stage moms,” Shields said. “My mom was a stage mom on one hand, and, on the other hand, she was the antithesis. She protected me in many ways.”

FROM TOP: in “The Middle”; in “Blue Lagoon” with Christopher Atkins; with Michael Jackson; in “The Middle” with cast

the starring role in “Suddenly Susan,” an NBC comedy series that ran from 1996 to 2000. Shields played a glamorous magazine writer who struggled with becoming a single and independent-thinking woman. The role earned Shields a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series in 1997 and two Golden

I have been around for many years in certain manifestations of people’s lives. People feel like they know me well.

That protection was crucial in show business, she said: “I lived in a bubble. What she wasn’t doing was trying to sell me to Hollywood. People in Hollywood want to own you, and she was a big mama lioness. She wouldn’t let anyone near me.” Shields took care of her mother for years as Teri battled alcoholism and dementia, but she succumbed to her illnesses in 2012. “She wasn’t secure enough

to live through me,” she said. “I learned how addiction in any form affects everyone ... it’s a ripple effect. We are all affected by it, and we are all prey to it.” Although Shields’ beauty – luxurious dark brown hair, prominent eyebrows, slim and towering frame, swanlike neck – fueled her early career, her later work has been very much against type, playing comic characters whose quirky personalities stand at

odds with her beauty. Comedy, it turns out, was a defense mechanism Shields employed as a child to help her cope with the demands of the modeling and entertainment industries. “I would be the class clown, the one who would fall purposely just to raise a laugh. I don’t think you can survive in this industry without a dark sense of humor,” Shields told Mail Online. That humor won Shields

Globe nominations. Recently, Shields appeared on ABC’s hit comedy, “The Middle,” playing a “super trashy and tacky character with tattoos,” she said. Shields told the A.V. Club: “Many times I’ll get hired and then people sort of get scared and don’t want me to look bad or possibly be unappealing. So it was nice that they were very willing to have me both look bad and be unappealing!” Over the years, Shields has been open about her romantic past. In her 2014 memoir, “There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me,” she wrote about losing her virginity at 22 to the future “Superman” actor Dean Cain. She also discussed a ringless proposal from actor Liam Neeson and a friendship with fellow child star Michael Jackson. “Michael Jackson and I met when I was 13,” she said. “We were both famous. He did not have a parent that was as strong as mine was. We APRIL 2017

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were little kids together. He trusted me because he knew I wasn’t going to ask him for anything. He was the first person to send me flowers when my dad got very sick.” Jackson’s mother even asked Shields to speak at her son’s memorial. “His dad never liked me,” she says. “I had a few drinks and told his dad that then. ‘You never liked me, but thank you for your son. He was an amazing

friend and a true genius.’” In 1997, she married tennis phenom Andre Agassi, who helped her break free from her too-close relationship with her mother. In her book, Shields writes that Agassi was addicted to crystal meth “for the first whole part of our relationship,” and she wondered how, as a child of an alcoholic mother, she missed the signs of addiction. “I was so unbelievably clueless,” she says. “To this day, I think to myself, ‘My God, Brooke. All you’ve seen in your life and you couldn’t pick this up?’” The couple divorced after two years, in 1999. “At a certain point, you have to be able to pick your battles,” she said. “We were FROM TOP: in “Flower Shop Mystery”; with her book “There Was a Little Girl”; in “Flower Shop Mystery”; broadcasting her new SiriusXM Radio show

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never the right fit. We were not the wrong fit humanity-wise. He was very kind to my mother, and he helped me separate from her. He was very loving.” Perhaps because of her strained relationship with her mom, motherhood has not been easy for Shields. After she married Henchy in 2001, she underwent seven IVF treatments and suffered a miscarriage before giving birth to Rowan in 2003. The much-anticipated birth of her daughter led to debilitating postpartum depression, which Shields described in her 2005 book, “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.” Depression “gripped my heart to such an extent that I didn’t even have the de-

part about it was the fact that he helped the cause by opening up a platform for me. I experienced postpartum in a very real way. I was more fearful than anything else. I had a great doctor whose wife was a midwife, and she contacted me and told me my condition was biochemical. I refused medication at first because I didn’t want to be viewed as an incompetent new mother.” Shields felt compelled to share her struggle with the public and others going through postpartum depression – which many celebrities have since admitted to experiencing, most recently model Chrissy Teigen. “It is a very real thing, and I needed people to realize it is very real,” Shields

Postpartum depression is a very real thing, and I needed people to realize it is very real. So I wrote my book because my close friend recommended it.

sire to try to overcome it,” Shields told Oprah Winfrey in 2005. “I mean, I was flattened by it.” Things got so bad that she contemplated jumping from her New York City apartment. Ultimately, Shields realized she was suffering from postpartum depression and began taking an antidepressant. After that revelation, actor Tom Cruise attacked the decision and suggested that Shields should have treated her depression with exercise and vitamins. “Tom Cruise thought he has ovaries,” she said. “That’s why he had an issue with me and my postpartum depression.” Ultimately, the actor’s big mouth did more good than harm, Shields says: “The odd

said. “So I wrote my book because my close friend recommended it.” Today, Shields is busy raising her family in Manhattan and doing a SiriusXM Radio show every Monday at noon. “My husband says I don’t shut up, so a talk show is the perfect platform for me,” she quipped. On the hour-long show, Shields and guests discuss motherhood, balancing workhome responsibilities, fashion, beauty, health and pop culture – as well as the lessons she’s learned along the way. “Everything up to this point in my life has made me who I am today,” Shields says. “All the achievements and the failures. Everything is a teaching moment, and I am proud of the person I am today.” O


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f you were one of the 12 million adults who purchased a coloring book in 2015, you may already have experienced the stress-reducing power of art. Simply sitting still and filling in the blanks is soothing and cathartic, which is why so many of us have jumped on the Crayola bandwagon. In 2014, only 1 million of these books were sold – so you know there’s a big trend brewing. However, there is a method behind the madness of the coloring book bonanza. It’s more than hobby mania, experts say. Coloring offers amazing health benefits. According to a study in the journal Neurology, people who engage in arts and crafts in middle and old age have a lower risk of developing the thinking and memory problems that precede

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dementia. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and author of “Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy,” says that coloring puts you into a flow-like state, which can help you relax and focus as well as lower your blood pressure.

“The biggest advantage is that art can express things that are not expressed verbally. That’s a huge advantage for people who don’t have the language to talk about what’s inside of them.” – Dr. Sarah Deaver, president, American Art Therapy Association

But the clinical form of art therapy, as practiced by professionals, is a lot more complex. The American Art Therapy Association (AATA), founded in 1969, states that “art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that combines knowledge and understanding of human development and psychological theories and techniques with visual arts and the creative process to provide a unique approach for helping clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions.” Art therapy is being used extensively in a multitude of settings, with patients ranging from tots to teens to seniors. It’s useful for people who cannot or who have forgotten how to use their words to express their innermost emotions, fears or grief. Through the medium of art,


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intimidating to some. It can even be difficult to know what to say or even find the words to describe how you are feeling. Making art while talking can help to ease the participant and can even help to show what they mean or how they feel.” Art therapy is appropriate for all ages, genders, socio-economic statuses and settings, says Thomas: “I have worked with people aged 3 to senior citizens. I have worked on in-patient psychiatric hospital units, done grief work with adults and children, offered cancer support in groups and for individuals, treated addiction and recovery and helped those who have suffered traumatic brain injury. I have also worked extensively with patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, special needs children as well as raising self-esteem and reducing anxiety in anyone who needs reassurance.” Thomas moved to South Florida in 2007 after obtaining a master’s

they can unlock their feelings and express them visually in the presence of a trained professional. “There is no substitute for engaging with a credentialed art therapist,” says Christina Easterly, administrative assistant at the AATA, acknowledging that, while coloring

“We take counseling off the couch and put it into the studio. Talking face-to-face can be intimidating to some. Making art while talking can help to ease the participant and can even help to show what they mean or how they feel.” – Sonia Thomas, MS, ATR-BC and founder of Brush Strokes Art Therapy

books can reduce stress for many of us, professional art therapy can work minor miracles for those who do not have a voice. “The biggest advantage is that art can express things that are not expressed verbally,” says Dr. Sarah Deaver, AATA president. “That’s a huge advantage for people who don’t have the language to talk about what’s inside of them.” Children and those suffering from severe trauma or dementia often fall into that category, say experts. Art therapists use art media and often the verbal processing of produced imagery to help people resolve conflicts and problems, develop in72

(From top, left to right) Sonia Thomas at the sculpture garden at the National Art Therapy Association Conference in Minneapolis; Alzheimer’s patient’s study of Romero Britto; cancer caregiver’s string art project; cancer patient’s study of calming symbols; Alzheimer’s patient’s portrait; Alzheimer’s patient’s study of Jasper Johns’ “American Flag” series

terpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness and achieve insight. Sonia Thomas, MS, ATR-BC (Board Certified Registered Art Therapist), is the founder of Brush

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Strokes Art Therapy in Pompano Beach and is one of the leading art therapists in South Florida. “We take counseling off the couch and put it into the studio,” she explains. “Talking face-to-face can be

degree in art therapy and mental health counseling. “I started primarily in grief counseling in hospice facilities in the tri-county area here,” she says. “In 2013, I opened my own company and now contract art therapy services in Palm Beach, Broward and upper Miami-Dade. I work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and hospice programs.” Thomas also works with eating disorder centers, like ViaMar Health in Palm Beach County, and Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Lynn Cancer Center, organizing support groups for children and adults with cancer. In Broward County, she helps pa-


tients at Broward General Hospital in the Oncology Infusion Center, and, in Miami-Dade, she assists at the Miami Jewish Health Systems in the Alzheimer’s and dementia program. “I also provide art therapy for Camp Erin, a free children’s bereavement camp open to children ages 6 through 17, sponsored by Catholic Hospice in all three counties,” she says. Art therapists are trained to observe and interpret the symbols and colors that their patients use during sessions, says Angel Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR, one of the nation’s leading advocates of art therapy, who is based in Naples but travels extensively to educate others on the benefits of this noninvasive and creative form of therapy. Duncan is the director of research education at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida and an AATA ambassador. “We unlock hidden memories and bring forth healing in a nonverbal and nonthreatening way,” she says. “Many patients, especially in psychiatric units, think of the doctors and nurses as their enemies. ‘What are they going to prick us with? What pills are they going to give us?’ But we are their allies.” She recalls one art therapy success story: “I had a patient in her 40s who was a veritable zombie. She would not communicate, was disheveled and nobody could figure out what had happened to her. I sat with her, and she drew stories that ‘told’ me that she had been sexually abused and raped several times. Her illustrations indicated the abuse, and, while we can never be 100 percent sure of our interpretation, nine times out of 10, we are accurate. Once her truth was told, she made great progress toward recovery.” Thomas had a similar experience with a patient. “I was referred to a young cancer patient who was hospitalized on my unit. He was very depressed and withdrawn and resisted any communication between his doctors and his treatment team,” she recalls. “I worked with this patient to

help him communicate his feelings about his treatment and care. I was able to do amazing work with him because the art served as a vehicle for opening up communications as well as raising his self-esteem and his ability to cope with his diagnosis. He was also very proud of his artwork and liked to share examples whenever he could.” Art therapy is especially effective for those suffering from dementia. Yuleika De Castro, marketing director of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, says that the chapter often uses art therapy in its hundreds of support Angel Duncan and clients

“I asked the patient to paint whatever came into her mind. She painted her wedding day and talked about her marriage and her love for her husband. ‘That was a happy day,’ she said.” – Angel Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR and director of research education at Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida

groups throughout seven counties. “It not only helps the patients express themselves, it helps them engage socially with others and with their caregivers,” she says, adding that her chapter services more than 200,000 diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients. Duncan employed art therapy with a woman in the moderate stages of Alzheimer’s. “I asked her to paint whatever came into her mind,” she recalls. “I like to encourage my patients to use their imagination even if they have lost cognitive skills. Imagination never fades! She painted her wed-

ding day and talked about her marriage and her love for her husband. ‘That was a happy day,’ she said.” Needless to say, the painting made her husband very happy, too. Thomas recalls one patient – a woman in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s – who would sit idly in her chair, not willing to engage or communicate at all. “I would gently rub her shoulders to wake her up and asked what colors she’d like,” she says. “She said she didn’t care and would slump back into her chair. One day, she sat up without my help and painted the picture I call ‘Heart.’

She knew exactly what colors to use and afterward told me that she has a brain and knows how to use it. She said she painted the heart because, ‘I love with all my heart!’” Thomas also facilitates CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), a free program offered by Boca Raton Regional Hospital for children and families coping with cancer. “It teaches children that the disease is not their fault and that they are not alone,” she explains. “We give them coping strategies and encourage them to express their feelings, manage anger and how to communicate better with their parents or primary caregiver.” Today, some schools offer art therapy programs, and many insurance companies cover the cost of treatment. Thomas says that many substance abuse programs and local hospitals have art therapists working in their organizations, too. “I provide many art therapy groups that are free to the community that are covered by grant services and provided through various organizations,” she says. “In my experience, art therapy made a profound, lifealtering difference for many of the patients I have worked with.” To find an accredited therapist, visit the Art Therapy Credentials Board website, atcb.org. O APRIL 2017

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he presidents who lead three of South Florida’s premier institutions of higher education – Dr. Julio Frenk of the University of Miami, Dr. George L. Hanbury of Nova Southeastern University and Dr. John Kelly of Florida Atlantic University – all boast illustrious careers of academic and professional excellence. ¶ But they also have secret weapons: amazing wives who, as first ladies of those universities, stand beside their men as partners, leading South Florida higher education into a new era of excellence. ¶ While ceremonial occasions make up a major part of their activities, don’t sell them short. Each of the women – Carolyn Kelly of FAU, Dr. Felicia Knaul of UM and Jana Hanbury of NSU – combines the skill and grace of a first-rate ceremonial hostess with impressive career accomplishments and causes that she holds dear. Read on to learn more about their professions, passions and pastimes.

Jana Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale This Virginia native had no idea 25 years ago, when she met and married Dr. Hanbury, a city manager of Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, that Florida would be in her future. However, when he found a position as city manager of Fort Lauderdale, the couple headed south in 1990; he became president and CEO of NSU in 2011. But Hanbury had no intention of giving up her own career. With an associate’s degree in nursing from Norfolk State University under her belt, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida International University and a master’s in nursing from NSU. Today, she works independently as a nurse with a Fort Lauderdale dermatologist. However, she also relishes being first lady of NSU. “My favorite part about being first lady is witnessing the personal and academic growth of the students who attend NSU,” says the Fort Lauderdale resident. “Whether they arrive as an undergraduate, graduate or post-professional, as first lady, I get to know many of these students and observe their achievements. So many go on to obtain their career dreams. As well, so many continue to volunteer in their communities – something NSU imparts to all students, as

it is one of the university’s core values. Their stories are amazing!” The death of her sister-in-law to cancer and having a sister who is a cancer survivor has driven Hanbury to focus her philanthropy on cancer as a member of the Royal Dames of Cancer Research Inc. She also is a member of The Circle of Friends of NSU, which supports the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center at NSU, which also is open to Broward County residents. “The library is the heart of NSU,” she says. “Students, faculty members and members of the community alike need its resources to succeed in their academic programs, research and personal growth. “My volunteer efforts with cancer research and literacy are my focal points as first lady of NSU. Both of these efforts involve students through conducting research, studying and learning. After all, NSU is all about our students. Also, these two efforts help people from all walks of life change their lives for the better.” This mother of three adult children – Trey, Jia and Melissa – and grandmother of five spends her rare downtime boating; traveling; and painting with a group of artists at Brush Strokes, a working studio at Fort Lauderdale’s Galleria Mall.

My volunteer efforts with cancer research and literacy are my focal points. Both of these efforts involve students. After all, NSU is all about our students. – Jana Hanbury

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Carolyn Kelly

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Kelly already had experience as director of the South Carolina Coastal Program and as chief of natural resource damages as a civilian with the Coast Guard when Dr. Kelly, then vice president for public service and agriculture at Clemson University, asked her to a football game. “That was his big pickup line, and it worked,” she jokes. “We married in 2007.” Seven years later, he was hired as president of FAU, and Kelly discovered that “being a first lady is a full-time job.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in marine science and a master’s degree in natural resources economics and was recognized by the South Carolina Senate for her contributions to the state. However, when she and her husband moved to Boca Raton, she put aside her career – temporarily. “I had a good career, and giving that up was scary,” she says. “It took me a while to adjust.” In her previous role, she managed a $1 billion trust fund, but she “was very excited about John having an opportunity to be a university president, which is something he always wanted to do,” she says. “For the first six months here, I always woke up in a panic, thinking I was late in getting to the office.” At FAU, however, she has found plenty to keep her occupied. “I really love working on initiatives,” Kelly says. “At FAU, I feel I have a direct impact on the students’ lives.” In 2014, she and her husband established the Kelly Family Scholarship Fund, and she works on

the annual FAU Gala, which raises money for the fund. She also serves on the board of the Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton and Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse. Kelly also was very involved in the 2016 publication of “Legacymakers: 100 Women of Distinction at Florida Atlantic University” and hosted a tea party at her family’s residence, the Eleanor R. Baldwin House on FAU’s Boca campus, attended by the women featured in the book. She admits that it’s difficult finding enough time to spend with her daughters, Carly, 14, and Stella, 3. “We always hoped to have another child,” she says, “and we were blessed that little Stella came along.” She adds: “Probably my least favorite aspect of being first lady is that we are constantly at events in the evenings and most weekends as well, and it takes a lot of quality time away that I could spend with my girls.” Kelly recently designed a line of jewelry for FAU in response to requests from alumni for something they could wear to show their school pride. The line was a big success. “It is pretty much sold out, and we are going to have to do another production run,” she says. While her heart is committed to FAU, Kelly also has her eyes on the future: “Right now, I am extremely busy working on things for the university, but I hope, one day, to get back to my professional career.”

I really love working on initiatives. At FAU, I feel I have a direct impact on the students’ lives. – Carolyn Kelly

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Felicia Knaul

University of Miami, Miami

UM’s first lady, Dr. Knaul, is a citizen of the world. She was born in Canada to a Polish father and a British mother, holds both British and Canadian passports, keeps a home in Mexico and lives primarily in Miami. She has worked for health reform in Colombia and Mexico and has held senior governmental posts in both countries in addition to working for the World Health Organization, the World Bank and UNICEF. She met her husband, who had served as the Mexican secretary of health, when he came to Colombia to work on health reform. “We decided to begin a relationship based on our cooperative work, which is the only way to be married to someone like Dr. Frenk, because he works a lot,” she says. “It’s challenging sometimes, but it has been a very interesting life.” At UM, she is a triple threat, serving as first lady, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the director of the Miami Institute for the Americas. A breast cancer survivor, Dr. Knaul is the author of “Beauty Without The Breast” and sees herself as both a researcher and an advocate for better health care for underprivileged populations. “I’m particularly concerned about the defense of human rights, and I come to that as the child of a Holocaust survivor,” she says. “That’s what drives a lot of what I have dedicated my life to in developing countries and populations in extremely difficult circumstances.”

She is also involved in fighting climate change; discrimination by gender, race, place of origin or refugee status; and, especially, inequities in the availability of medical care. When it comes to being first lady, Dr. Knaul struggles with the title a bit. “We are still looking for another word, although I wouldn’t want to not be called a lady,” she jokes. “What is the job description of a first spouse? You don’t have a series of indicators of performance that are explicit. One should have a way to know if you’ve done it well or you haven’t and some training or coaching. It is wonderful in some senses but also tough in others. I am not comfortable being just ceremonial.” After Dr. Frenk became president, Dr. Knaul moved from Harvard, where she earned a Ph.D. in economics, to Miami, which she finds intriguing. “Miami is a city on the upswing – a city that is growing and becoming a truly world-class environment,” she says. “It is very engaging and inspiring to be in a city that is living that process. It is really pivotal to Latin America and also to the Caribbean, which makes it a terrific place to work.” The mother of two daughters – Hannah, 20, and Mariana, 12 – also delights in the way that being first lady takes her away from a singular focus on professional endeavors to working on a wide range of issues. “That’s my brain candy, and it is extremely fulfilling,” she says. “Busy is good.” O

I’m concerned about the defense of human rights, and I come to that as the child of a Holocaust survivor. That’s what drives a lot of what I have dedicated my life to. – Felicia Knaul

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TV Personality, Author And Entrepreneur Ana Quincoces Dishes About Life After “The Real Housewives”

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na Quincoces is doing an interview over the phone while overseeing the packaging of a barbecue sauce, one of the newest in her Skinny Latina line of products. And she’s wearing a hairnet. Not what you’d expect of one of “The Real Housewives of Miami” – or even of a top contender for “Food Network Star.” “Real” she was and most definitely is – but never a housewife. Or, at least, not one full-time. When her two

baked cookies ready when they came home from school. “Now I have no idea who that person was with all that energy!” she says. In teaching her daughters to cook, Quincoces realized the traditional Cuban cookbook that had been handed down to her was not very user-friendly. Others on the market were more fusion than authentic, “and I knew real Cuban food didn’t have mango sauce,” she says. So she decided to write

“Growing up, my mother thought I was too ambitious, and she wanted me to be a kindergarten teacher. My dad wanted me to be a beauty queen. Zero percent of me would ever be interested in that. I’m a big believer that beauty fades, and dumb is forever.” daughters were little, Quincoces says she was “a lawyer by day and Suzy Homemaker by night.” She helped run the real estate law firm that she and her then-husband co-owned while managing to attend all her girls’ recitals and events, chaperone their field trips and have fresh-

and publish her own cookbook. “Cuban Chicks Can Cook” grabbed the attention of a publishing house, which contracted Quincoces for her second book, “Sabor! A Passion for Cuban Cuisine.” A third, about the famed Versailles Restaurant in Miami, came later. APRIL 2017

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“But, for the most part, I was born this way, to quote Lady Gaga,” she says. “Because growing up, my mother thought I was too ambitious, and she wanted me to be a kindergarten teacher. My dad wanted me to be a beauty queen. I said, ‘Dad, you don’t understand. I’m super smart. I want to be a lawyer.’ And he’d say, ‘Yeah, but you should go and be in pageants.’ And I’m like, ‘Are you crazy?!’ Zero percent of me would ever be interested in that. I’m a big believer that beauty fades, and dumb is forever.” Quincoces’ career plans almost derailed with her first marriage at age 19.

failed,” she says. “I felt like it kind of ran its course.” Quincoces is dating now but enjoying being single and living alone for the first time in her life. Her daughters are on their own. The elder one practices law in New York, and the younger one works in TV production in Los Angeles. Despite the distance between them, she remains close with her daughters. “They’re so hard-working, and they’re independent,” she says. “I always say they turned out great in spite of me not because of me. Of everything in my life, I’m most grateful, by far, for my daughters.”

“When ‘The Real Housewives’ approached me, I said, ‘Why do you want me? I’m not that person. I’m a working stiff. I have to go to work every day. I’m not planning my next aromatherapy treatment.’”

In the meantime, Quincoces was making media and community appearances. Eater.com named her Miami’s “hottest chef.” Then representatives from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” franchise called, seeking Quincoces for a new Miamibased show. “I said, ‘Why do you want me? I’m not that person. I’m a working stiff. I have to go to work every day. I’m not planning my next aromatherapy treatment,’” she says. “I mean, I’ve never even done aromatherapy. I mean, I’m not going to run to a store the second those shoes come out, and I’m not going to pay $1,500 for them.” Quincoces passed on “The Real Housewives of Miami,” which debuted in 2011. But, the next season, producers asked again. Quincoces’ 82

daughters were adults by this time, and she was launching Skinny Latina, and it made sense to do the show. She said yes. “And they ended up not loving me because they would say things like, ‘Hey, today we’re going to get in a hot tub, and all the ladies are going to take their tops off.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah. How about no? Does no work for you?’” she says. “I mean, are you crazy?! I’m a lawyer. I don’t want to be disbarred. I’m the mother of two girls. I mean, no! I’m not doing it.”

Beauty Fades, And Dumb Is Forever The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Quincoces inherited her work ethic from her father and her nurturing gene from her mother, she says.

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“One day, my husband tells me, ‘I’m going to let you go to law school, but you can never practice.’ I was like, ‘OK, well, see you later,’” she says. The couple divorced, and Quincoces met her second husband, the father of her children, in law school. They were married 23 years, divorced amicably and continued as law partners until Quincoces got too busy. “I never felt like my marriage

Open Doors And Opportunities Quincoces believes in gratitude. Even though her experience as a Housewife had its ups and downs, “I don’t have any regrets. I wouldn’t do it again, but I’m glad I did it,” she says. In addition to competing on last year’s “Food Network Star” (on which she cooked her way to the top four), the 51-year-old Quincoces has co-hosted ABC’s “The View” twice, as well as “The Chew.” And she has


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appeared on NBC’s “Today,” CBS’ “The Couch,” Telemundo’s “Buenos Dias” and many other local, national and international programs. She also co-hosts the nationally syndicated “Studio D” show, broadcast from Miami, featuring light news, pop culture and entertainment. At press time, she was working on a new segment, “Dish and Dine.” Quincoces continues expanding her Skinny Latina line of marinades, sauces and dry rubs, which are available at Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Target, smaller retailers and online. She has mango-apricot and guavapaste barbecue sauces and a hot sauce called Cuban Fire, among others. She’s currently testing a Cubancoffee-infused barbecue sauce. She has other entrepreneurial ventures in progress, too, including products “that every former Housewife might need,” she says, such as a gadget to help women zip up those body-hugging dresses. “It’s funny that, once you’ve been on ‘Real Housewives,’ you feel like you need all these things you didn’t have before, like hair extensions and spray tans and bodycon dresses, right? I have this huge wardrobe, including a lot of dresses people send to me,” she says. “Now, suddenly, I’m living alone, and I can’t zip them up in back. I’ve gone through all sorts of acrobatics trying to dislocate my shoulder to unzip myself.

“It’s called, ‘The Bitch Can Cook.’” When taping began on the show, other contestants seemed to have preconceived notions about her, she says. “Maybe because I had been on ‘Housewives,’ nobody thought I could even make popcorn. I think they thought I got preferential treatment, which I did not,” she says. “In the end, they realized I really could cook. A lot of times on Twitter and even on the show, they’d say, ‘She’s this or she’s that, but the bitch can cook,’ and they would hashtag ‘the bitch can cook.’” Quincoces liked the back-handed compliment. “I thought I might want to use it one day,” she says. So she had the phrase trademarked.

of insanity. But, if I’m not in a state of evolution, I’m stagnant, and I have a problem with that,” she says. And she’s intent on following through, which is a lesson she’s taught her daughters.

that. I need to be proud of everything. That’s why I can’t have a restaurant. I would have to have a hand in every plate. I don’t know how to delegate that stuff.” Given this tendency, it’s surprising

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Method To The Madness Therein lies a clue to Quincoces’ thought process. Her career path might seem zigzagged, but her footing has been solid and sure. “I don’t go blindly after opportunities,” she says. “I study them and do a risk-and-reward assessment.” But amassing wealth is not her motivation, she says: “I like feeling accomplished. I like feeling like I’m using all my God-given talents or exploring them.” She admits that the pace of her activities may appear “like a little bit

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“I like feeling accomplished. I like feeling like I’m using all my God-given talents or exploring them.” I’ve even slept in my clothes because I couldn’t reach the zipper.” Speaking to an audience of women entrepreneurs, she recently explained how the dilemma contributed to a lightbulb moment: “The worst part of my day was that the valet guy had to zip me up. And the best part of my day was that the valet guy had to zip me up.” Quincoces is also working on another cookbook, this one inspired by her experience on “Food Network Star.” “It has kind of a racy title,” she says.

“If you start something, you finish it,” she says. “You don’t quit because something gets hard. That’s a pet peeve of mine.” Quincoces is also a bit of a control freak, but in a good way. That’s why she’s in that hairnet as her product is packaged and shipped. “The first time we have some new products, I need to know every step of the way what’s happening. That’s not how people do this,” she says. “They slap a label on something that somebody else created, but I can’t do

that Quincoces can easily let go of disappointments and move on. But it’s a philosophy that has served her well. “If something doesn’t go well, I believe it wasn’t supposed to be and that there’s another opportunity waiting,” she says. “I’ve had things happen that were unfortunate and uncomfortable. I allow myself to wallow in self-pity for about 10 minutes – Oh my God! I can’t believe! This is awful! – and then I’m like, OK, let’s come up with plan B. Plan B! Plan B! Plan B! You know?” O APRIL 2017

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DISCOVER THE AREA’S TOP DINING DESTINATIONS FOR LADIES WHO LUNCH At one time, the phrase “ladies who lunch” was a bit catty, referring to society women who had nothing but charity events and gossip on their daily agendas. But the truth is that we all deserve to be ladies who lunch, whether we work full-time or part-time, are semi- or fully retired or are stay-at-home moms. Women need special bonding time with their friends, moms, daughters and sisters. We love our heart-to-heart conversations. So what’s better than food, friends and talk? Having all three in a special setting like the following restaurants. 84

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MARIPOSA Neiman Marcus, Town Center At Boca Raton Mariposa at Neiman Marcus has the sleek feel of a modern art museum cafĂŠ. Walking toward it through department store displays of whimsical gifts, dishware and glass accent pieces only reinforces the feeling that you are heading to an artful lunch date. Geared toward Neiman Marcus customers and other shoppers, Mariposa diners are seen in anything from fashionable workout clothes to the latest couture. Of course, everyone dresses up for birthday parties and charity events, which are often booked for afterhours. WHAT TO ORDER: With a patronage dominated by women (at least 85 percent) who are fans of high fashion, Mariposa caters to the weight- and health-conscious. Each menu item has a calorie count, with the most popular dishes broken down further to include fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs and protein. All meals start with the beloved pop-

overs and strawberry butter. The most frequently ordered dish is the Grilled Lemon Shrimp Salad, with mixed greens, quinoa, chickpeas, feta, tomato, cucumber, artichokes and a light Greek vinaigrette. At only 360 calories, it’s healthy and hearty. The signature item, Mandarin Orange Souffle, with chicken salad, sliced almonds, seasonal fruit and sweet bread, weighs in at a hefty 940 calories, but it has been on the menu forever. Pomegranate lemonade and iced tea are the preferred beverages, but monthly specialty cocktails are popular even at lunch. DETAILS: Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-4 p.m. Sunday. Park in the mall lot, or valet for $3. A private room accommodates up to 40. APRIL 2017

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CONTACT: Mariposa, Neiman Marcus,

5860 Glades Road, Town Center at Boca Raton, Boca Raton, 561-5442320, neimanmarcus.com SERENITY GARDEN TEA HOUSE & CAFÉ West Palm Beach A full-service restaurant, Serenity Garden Tea House & Café is also the real deal when it comes to afternoon tea. In fact, Travel + Leisure named it one of the top 10 tea rooms in the country in 2015. Located in a charming cottage, the setting is cozily Victorian, featuring bone china, linen napkins, polished silverware, a fireplace, tablecloths, topiaries, tea cozies and lots of tchotchkes. To top it all off, the owner is Irish. Guests feel transported to another era where ladies (clientele is 90 percent female) had time enough for steeped tea, lemon curd and clotted cream. Able to accommodate about 45 diners total, each room has its own personality and can be reserved for a party or a group: The Royal Room seats eight, the Princess Room 12 and the Duchess and

A full-service restaurant, Serenity Garden Tea House & Café is also the real deal when it comes to aernoon tea. In fact, Travel + Leisure named it one of the top 10 tea rooms in the country in 2015.

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ Boca Raton Kathy’s Gazebo Café has a French country flair, from the Renoir-like paintings to the dusty-rose banquette seating to the manager’s accent. The ceiling is pink with white portholes. There are miniature orchids on every table and luscious pink roses. Tucked in a plaza at Spanish River Boulevard and Federal Highway, the elegant café is one of those word-of-mouth restaurants that has been thriving for decades (since 1981) without ever advertising. If you have

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never lunched there, you must. It may be the start of a long tradition. Clientele for lunch is about 75 percent women – most from a time when you dressed up if you were going out in public. Staffers at the restaurant are also mainly from a different era. The manager has been there for 28 years, the current owner was a maitre’d under the original owner (Kathy, now passed on) and one of the chefs has been there 33 years. Thus, the team knows its lunch ladies very well. WHAT TO ORDER: Known for Dover Sole, the continental menu has many fresh seafood entrées as well as shellfi sh appetizers. But

Queen Room 20-25. WHAT TO ORDER: High Tea includes a cup of soup, an assortment of finger sandwiches (Chicken Salad, Tomato and Herb Cheese, Tuna and Apple, Cucumber and Herb Cream and Egg Salad) on a variety of breads, freshly baked cranberry and orange scones with clotted cream and preserves, individual desserts and a pot of tea. The Royal Tea includes a glass of Champagne. You can also order a selection of tea sandwiches for lunch. The homemade quiche is popular, as are the desserts – chocolate ganache cake, coconut cream cake, lemon layer cake and the outstanding rhubarb and strawberry pie. Among the tea selection is Serenity Garden’s own pineapple coconut black tea. DETAILS: Open 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended. Park in the small lot or on the street. CONTACT: Serenity Garden Tea House & Café, 316 Vallette Way, West Palm Beach, 561-655-3911, serenitygardentea.com

the two most popular items are the Palm Beach Salad, a gorgeous presentation of chicken salad and fruit in half a pineapple, and the Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Filled Avocado, with salad and a mustard mayonnaise dressing. Iced tea and wine are the preferred beverages. DETAILS: Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (serves dinner as well). A party room accommodates up to 30. Easy parking in the plaza lot. CONTACT: Kathy’s Gazebo Café, 4199 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-395-6033, kathysgazebo.com


THE BILTMORE Coral Gables Afternoon tea in the impressive domed lobby of the great Biltmore hotel is an absolute pleasure. This Jazz Age icon, built in 1926, was one of the most fashionable resorts in the entire country until the War Department used it as a hospital between 1942 and 1968. Re-opening in the 1980s after an extensive renovation, the hotel is now a National Historic Landmark that can make tea with friends a civilized peek into local history. The gowned harpist alone transports one to another era. WHAT TO ORDER: The hotel takes its tea service seriously, and staffers receive expert training from the Steven Smith Teamaker team. Green tea is the most popular choice for ladies who lunch (and 95 percent of tea guests are women). The descriptions are exotic: Mao Feng Shui is a spring harvest tea, light and sweet; Long Jing has a pale emerald liqueur highlight and notes of chestnut; and Jasmine Pearls is made with the green and white tips of tea and midnight jasmine. Also offered are white, black and oolong teas and herbal tisanes. Even basic Darjeeling, called Bungalow, has notes of butter, muscatel grapes and jasmine. The tea tower comes with savory and sweet bites, all made by the hotel’s executive pastry chef. One highlight is the smoked salmon on rye with pickled cantaloupe, basil scented cucumber and anise fronds, topped with salmon pearls. The traditional English scones with clotted cream and preserves are a delight. You can also order a mimosa or Champagne. And why not? DETAILS: Tea is served at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Tea service is normally $34.50 per person; pay only $25 on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Reservations recommended. The hotel can accommodate groups of 40-60 for private functions, including bridal showers and birthday parties. Parking is free. CONTACT: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305-4451926, biltmorehotel.com APRIL 2017

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LATITUDES Delray Sands Resort Highland Beach On the beach, Latitudes is a chic and scenic place to meet your girlfriends. The location instantly puts you at ease, whether you sit outside or inside. The interior dining room is sophisticated, but dress is resort casual for lunch, including shorts and flip-flops. Lunch clientele is not overwhelmingly female. During season, there are many couples. But word is spreading among women about the

stellar setting and cuisine. For the moment, it’s still our secret retreat with friends. WHAT TO ORDER: Women often go for salads, so, since Latitudes is known for its seafood, lunch is frequently a Skuna Bay Salmon Salad, with greens, citrus, roasted beets, toasted pistachios, tomatoes, goat cheese and creamy balsamic dressing, or a Maine Lobster Salad. The Lobster Bisque, with smoked paprika oil, and a shared plate of Smoked Whitefish Spread on flatbread crackers is a nice combination. The King’s Tuna Poke, featuring raw yellowfin tuna, and Tuna Tacos are also popular.

Because lunch here feels celebratory, women tend to order wine by the glass with their meals: Russian River Rose, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio are among the tempting options. Lunch can definitely turn into a full afternoon at Latitudes. DETAILS: Open daily at 7 a.m. Because this is a hotel, there are two larger rooms for events, one for up to 100 and another that seats 60. Valet parking is required and costs $5. CONTACT: Delray Sands Resort, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, 561-278-2008, latitudesdelray.com

On the beach, Latitudes is a chic and scenic place to meet your girlfriends. The location instantly puts you at ease, whether you sit outside or inside.

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TIN MUFFIN CAFÉ Boca Raton The Tin Muffin Café is an anomaly in downtown Boca: a warm country-style nook reminiscent of something from a small New England town. There’s no pretense, artifice or posturing here. This is where the casual women of Boca Raton hang out and enjoy dessert – calories be damned. There may be a few men in the mix, but it is mainly women who fill up the small room and overflow into the outdoor seating. Everything is homemade and baked from scratch. There are always blueberry muffins, with a slightly crisp top and loads of berries, and one other muffin of the day: banana, apple, lemon coconut or mango. The desserts are listed on a chalkboard in all their glory: chocolate cake, banana cake, Key lime pie, peanut butter pie, pumpkin cheesecake,

TA-BOÓ Palm Beach On legendary Worth Avenue between Graff Jewelry (home to fabulous jewels) and Sequin (a contemporary costume-jewelry boutique), Ta-boó has been serving ladies who lunch since 1941. It has always been the place to see and be seen in Palm Beach, and there is often a line to get in. If you’re wearing black, white or animal prints, the British Colonialstyle backdrop is perfect for a group

cherry crumb cake and fruit bars. Brownies are a menu staple. WHAT TO ORDER: Ladies love the quiches, which range from traditional broccoli and cheese to chicken pecan. Shrimp, chicken, salmon and curried chicken salads are always in demand. But the winner may be the chicken pot pie served with a salad topped with carrots and asparagus. The most popular dessert is coconut cream pie. Minted lemonade with a splash of raspberry tea is a favorite. DETAILS: Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, serving lunch only. Tin Muffin Café accepts cash only. Don’t park in the driveway

The Tin Muffin Café is an anomaly in downtown Boca: a warm country-style nook reminiscent of something from a small New England town. This is where the casual women of Boca Raton hang out and enjoy dessert – calories be damned.

picture. But you don’t have to be in your best; save that for dinner at Taboó. The clientele for lunch is about 85 percent female. A table for two ladies will turn over in about an hour. Four ladies will visit for an hour and a half or more – and management knows this. Ladies love to talk and visit. WHAT TO ORDER: The most popular lunch items for women are the Bistro Crab Cake, with mango sauce; Pulled Free Range Chicken Salad, with cranberries, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola cheese and greens tossed with white balsamic vinaigrette; Worth Avenue

On legendary Worth Avenue between Graff Jewelry and Sequin, Ta-boó has been serving ladies who lunch since 1941. It has always been the place to see and be seen in Palm Beach, and there is oen a line to get in. Salad, with shrimp, lump crab, avocado, capers, egg, bacon, tomatoes and dijon vinaigrette; and the Pan

along the side of the building; it’s too tricky to back out. There is parking across the street and one prize spot in front of the café. CONTACT: Tin Muffin Café, 364 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, 561-392-9446

Roasted Chilean Sea Bass. Ladies here do love their Ta-boó Lust signature dessert of coconut cream custard pie. And they like martinis every bit as much as iced tea. DETAILS: Ta-boó is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, except on Christmas, when it opens a little later. Reservations are recommended. Parking is around the corner on Hibiscus Avenue in a public lot for $5 an hour. CONTACT: Ta-boó, 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561-835-3500, taboorestaurant.com O APRIL 2017

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Inspiring High School Students

Attorney And Educator Ani Porter Leads American Heritage School’s Nationally Recognized Pre-Law Program

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As a public defender, I could change one person’s life for the better, but now I can reach dozens of our creative, smart and hard-working students.

rowing up in communist Albania in the 1980s, Ani Porter longed for a free and democratic government. Her grandfather, a parliamentarian, had been executed by the communist party in 1947. Consequently, her family was marked “enemy of the people,” and she learned quickly how to survive. “You have to make yourself indisputably the best in order not to be denied the most basic and elementary rights,” she says. Porter overcame adversity and became a student activist with a passion for law. She volunteered as a translator for two noted U.S. attorneys visiting Albania, and, with their help, she obtained a college scholarship. After arriving in the U.S. with only $120, Porter demonstrated her courage and perseverance. She earned

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her bachelor’s and law degrees at Florida State University and became an attorney in the Broward County Public Defender’s office, helping the “underdogs” accused of crimes. Today, Porter enjoys teaching high school students about the law at American Heritage School’s Boca/ Delray campus in Delray Beach. “As a public defender, I could change one person’s life for the better, but now I can reach dozens of our creative, smart and hard-working students,” she says. “They are hungry to learn about the law, and it’s a pleasure to teach them.” Since joining the school in 2009, Porter has developed a highly successful four-year Honors Pre-Law Program that gives students real-life experiences in a variety of settings and jump-starts their opportunities

for a career in the legal profession. “We invite local attorneys and judges to our classroom, giving the students great exposure to the different types of legal practices,” she says. “It also helps them develop critical thinking skills they can use regardless of their career choice.” Under her guidance, the school’s Moot Court and Mock Trial teams have won a series of regional, state and national competitions, including the nationwide Providential Cup High School Mock Trial (first in 2013, second in 2014 and 2015 and third in 2016). “That’s a tribute to our amazing students,” she says. “I am very proud of their academic accomplishments, as well as the compassion and commitment to helping the less fortunate in our community.”

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All Glammed Up Brooke Porter’s Hair Salons Will Blow You Away

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hey say necessity is the mother of invention, and that was certainly the case for Brooke Porter. When she moved to South Florida about eight years ago from New York, she couldn’t find a place to get a decent hair blowout. With South Florida’s hot and humid weather, being able to tame one’s locks is a must. An entrepreneur who has worked in the fashion and design industry, Porter decided she would replicate the kind of hair salon service found in Manhattan. So, five years ago, Blow and Go was born. Today, it is the only blow-dry salon in Boca Raton that has not become a full-service salon. You won’t find anyone here doing haircuts, dye jobs, perms or highlighting. “We stuck to our original plan

of what we do best: provide great blowouts that make you feel fabulous in just 30 minutes,” says Porter, who attributes the success of her salon to her business background. From the minute you walk through the door, you’ll be transported into the lap of luxury. Guests are greeted with a cup of cappuccino, a shampoo with top-of-the-line hair products and a blowout. Porter designed her salon to have the look and feel of Lisa Vanderpump’s bathroom from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” “It’s all pink and mirrored and very feminine like a doll house,” says Porter. “I wanted it to feel like you are at an upscale Manhattan salon – but without the Manhattan prices.” Business quickly took off, and

she now has two Blow and Go locations – one in Boca Raton and the other in Parkland. Porter has eight stations at each salon and is open seven days a week. She also believes in giving back and is involved with several charities. Need a little more glamming up? Blow and Go also has makeup artists on staff. False eyelashes, as well as Halo hair extensions, are available for when you feel like changing your look. Porter says she’s developed a great rapport with her clients over the years. “Nothing makes me happier to see a woman leave with her shoulders high and beautiful bouncy hair,” Porter says. “We can’t wait to blow you away.”

We stuck to our original plan of what we do best: provide great blowouts that make you feel fabulous in just 30 minutes.

Blow and Go has locations in Boca Raton and Parkland. For more information, call 561-989-8911 or 954-571-8222 or visit blow-go.com. APRIL 2017

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An Inclusive Congregation

Rabbi Rikki Arad Is B’nai Torah’s “Wonder Woman”

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abbi Rikki Arad is a passionate Executive Director at B’nai Torah Congregation – the largest conservative congregation in Florida, with a warm and welcoming spirit. “We are well-known as an inclusive congregation open not only to all Jews, but to all people. We offer programs that serve the entire community, from every age and every stage,” says Rabbi Arad of the dynamic Boca Raton congregation. “We are a center for Jewish life, because we provide great value to our members, both seasonal and yearround.” Adds Congregation President Toby Levi: “Rikki lives and breathes inclusivity, and truly believes in giving a voice to our very large congregation. She is a superb Executive Director and has the marvelous ability to get from ‘A’ to ‘C’ when it appears that the ‘B’

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bridge has washed away.” She is resourceful, prudent and demanding of herself and others – she makes everyone look good. She does it all with warmth and a sense of humor that is unsurpassed. What does Rabbi Arad bring to B’nai Torah Congregation? One of the first Executive Directors to really understand what that position entails and what it means to welcome each and every person who enters our doors,” says Levi. Senior Rabbi David Steinhardt calls Rabbi Arad the congregation’s “Wonder Woman” for her leadership over the past two years. “As a female rabbi, she has a unique way of relating to people and tradition,” he says. “She has a wealth of experience, and her multidimensional, innovative, out-of-the-box thinking is taking us places we are so excited about. She is also the best

fundraiser I have ever had the privilege of working with, not to mention she’s fluent in English, Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish!” Rabbi Arad oversees membership, communications, budgeting and securing growth and innovation, as well as long-term financial security. “I was raised in an ultra-Orthodox town in Israel, educated at a conservative university in Los Angeles and spent 20 years in a reform congregation,” she says. “Those experiences have given me a wide-ranging perspective on Jewish life and building a healthy, engaged, inclusive community.” A dynamic mentor and motivational leader, Rabbi Arad has presented at many national and international conferences. She has taken these experiences and applied them to her life at B’nai Torah, a vibrant and growing congregation.

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ne in four people is expected to experience a mental illness during his or her lifetime, more than cancer, heart attacks and diabetes combined. Thus, approximately 20,000 in Boca Raton are or will be impacted – as a patient, parent, sibling, relative, caregiver, educator, employer or friend. Most suffer in silence. I AM 1 is an auxiliary of Boca Raton’s Promise (BRP), spearheaded by former educator Rita Thrasher after her loss of two daughters who lived with mental illnesses. Thrasher, her remaining daughter and a growing group of volunteers wear the I AM 1 badge to encourage conversations about the challenges of living with and/or

getting help for loved ones, friends or colleagues. The goal is to recruit groups of 100 women, men and youth who have “lived” the impact of mental illness and are breaking their silence and taking action in Boca Raton. I AM 1’s mission is to be an agent of community change in Boca Raton while serving as a model for other cities to recruit/activate their own 100. BRP is now forming a men’s group to join the women in reaching out to neighborhoods, schools, businesses, houses of worship, coaches and mentors. “The more we recruit, the healthier our community will be,” notes Thrasher. Outreach includes community

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conversations; mind-themed exhibitions; speakers at group events; and screenings of BRP’s new film, “We Are One,” featuring the women of I AM 1. “Mental illness is something professionals treat and diagnose; community well-being occurs when minds are ready to understand and accept what mental illness is,” says Thrasher. “BRP’s advocates want to see Boca Raton, a world-class city, as a ‘mind-healthy’ model with mental health education, a standard for care and continuum of services.” Serious conversations are underway with thought leaders and stakeholders. Visit bocaratonspromise.org for information, a schedule of activities and to join I AM 1.

Mental illness is something professionals treat and diagnose; community well-being occurs when minds are ready to understand and accept what mental illness is.

Boca Raton’s Promise is located at 6300 Park of Commerce Blvd., Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-866-1850 or visit bocaratonspromise.org. APRIL 2017

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A Family Affair

Pam Nadler Brings Her Passion For Family And Design To Brown’s Interior Design PAM NADLER

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live and breathe design,” says Pam Nadler. And rightly so. She grew up in the furniture business and is a member of the Brown family in the truest sense of the word. Owner Dana Brown is Nadler’s sister-in-law, and Marketing Director Susan Brown Siegel is her niece. Her brother is the late Steve Brown, who co-founded Brown’s Interior Design. Nadler has been helping clients design their dream homes for the past 35 years. She believes that the key to her longevity and customer loyalty is her ability to listen to her clients’ desires and get a good understanding of what they want even before the creative process begins. From the minute clients walk into Brown’s 10,000-square-foot

showroom and design center, they are made to feel at home, which is Nadler’s goal. People come to her with ideas they have picked up from the internet – Pinterest is a favorite these days. She sees her role as helping them to understand that what works in one setting may not work in another. “The internet is a great place to get ideas, but you really need to talk to a professional to help you bring those ideas to life,” says Nadler. Nadler favors the more classic, contemporary look but also incorporates new trends and ideas. She helps clients understand that the role of an interior designer is to help create the environment they want and give them the look they want – but in a way that fits their lifestyle.

Many of Nadler’s clients are repeat customers. Some are on their second or third homes, having grown out of the homes they purchased when they first came to Nadler. Others call on her to design their homes outside of Florida. Her work has taken her to far-flung places such as the Caribbean island of Nevis as well as New York, Chicago and Colorado. As Brown’s Interior Design celebrates 41 years in business, Nadler is excited about the future and about continuing to help clients create a living space that fits their lifestyle. “Good design should focus on the client,” says Nadler. “I enjoy working with them to create unique spaces that they can enjoy for years to come.”

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laire is a meticulous professional with a superb support team, including team partner (and daughter-inlaw) Morgan; and has incredible marketing. So, it’s not surprising that 2016 marked the sixth consecutive year that Claire was again ranked No. 1, leading the way, with more than 120 transactions, for all Coldwell Banker and PREVIEWS agents in Southeast Florida,” says Duff Rubin, regional senior VP, Southeast Florida. “Claire gets results for her clients.” “The overwhelming client testimonials and top Zillow ranking only partially describe all her attributes,” continues Rubin. “You are professional, extremely resourceful and had our best interest in mind. Your advice was spot on,

and I highly recommend you,” says Hillary Krouse. “You definitely want Claire on your side of any real estate transaction,” says Michael Begleiter. “I couldn’t believe the activity generated by your great marketing and the results achieved by your skillful handling of the negotiations,” wrote Denis Beaulieu. “If five stars were the top rating, you surely get six stars,” says Nancy Hintlian. “Claire is the only Realtor® in South Florida that I would use,” says Carla Kevitch. “I have an incredibly dedicated team! We put ourselves in our clients’ position, listen to them and try to anticipate their needs… And it certainly helps to work with the world’s largest luxury brand, Cold-

Claire Sheres Earns Coldwell Banker’s Top Award For 2016 well Banker/PREVIEWS.” Sheres is a member of Coldwell Banker’s most prestigious International LEGENDS Society and is, for the 11th consecutive year, Woodfield Country Club’s top-producing resident Realtor®. Family and community are a crucial component of Sheres’ balanced lifestyle. “A family business is tough, but with patience and compassion, nothing is more gratifying than working with loved ones and helping others,” says Sheres. A 25-year Boca Raton resident, Sheres is a Lion of Judah; supports AIPAC and JDRF. With husband Allan, son Rob and daughter-in-law Morgan, proudly co-chaired the 2016 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s South Florida luncheon.

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

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. APRIL 2017

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One-Stop Design Store Lori Mutobaya Leads Clive Daniel Home’s Experienced Team

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f you’re remodeling a condo, furnishing a new home or planning a hospitality or commercial project, you can find everything you need at Clive Daniel Home’s expansive 70,000-squarefoot showroom in Boca Raton. “We are a one-stop shop for the latest styles,” says Lori Mutobaya, general manager. “Our experienced staff includes seven licensed designers, who can help you achieve the look of your dreams.” Along with a wide selection of furnishings and accessories, the Clive Daniel Home showroom offers area rugs, cabinetry, custom window treatments, flooring, re-upholstery, home automation, a gift boutique, an art shop and lighting. “We work closely with designers, helping them provide great service

to their clients,” adds Mutobaya. “We have a large resource library of residential and commercial materials, as well as a kitchen right here in the store. We do closets, bedrooms, baths – you name it.” Mutobaya has more than 15 years of experience in luxury furnishings, including serving as general manager of a Las Vegas home store owned by the company’s founders, Clive and Daniel Lubner. She also worked with Stickley Furniture in White Plains, New York; Gabberts Furniture and Design in Dallas, Texas; and Mastercraft Interiors in Washington, D.C. Since opening the Boca Raton store in January 2016, Mutobaya has seen a steady increase in customers and sales. She adds: “We’ve had a great reception from the community in

our first year, and 2017 is off to a great start!” As for current trends in home furnishings, Mutobaya says many clients want to simplify their lives. “Interior spaces are clean and open, with a contemporary coastal look,” she says. “That includes soft colors like grays, beiges and light blues and fabrics that tend to be less layered than in the past. Of course, we still design many traditional residences as well.” Clive Daniel Home is actively engaged with community organizations, such as Place of Hope, the Boca Raton Children’s Museum and the Junior League. “We open our doors to organizations and their partners,” she says. “Stop by any time to see the latest styles and enjoy coffee and cookies at our cafe.”

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ause, Play and Perfect” not only describes the philosophy of Eau Spa – but a way of life at the award-winning Palm Beach retreat. “We believe that each guest should pause, forget their running ‘to do’ list and relax while enjoying friends and family,” says Spa Director Catherine Warren. “Play is very unique to our spa, because we want the guest to have fun – a day of luxury and laughter.” And the verb “perfect” applies to Eau Spa’s beauty treatments, designed to accomplish exactly what they say they do. “If you want a relaxation treatment, we will give you the most soothing and calming treatment on the planet,” Warren says. “If you

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want to look younger, our CACI ultimate machine will reduce fine lines, wrinkles and lift in one session. We are not going for good. We are accomplishing perfection.” Warren and her accommodating, award-winning staff (which received the Forbes Five-Star designation, one of only 29 spas in the United States at that level) put their heart and soul into making Eau Spa a luxurious, memorable and pampering place to host both local and international guests. “Our treatments have been custom-created with the finest luxury spa brands in the market, and yet we will adapt any treatment to the specifications of the guest,” Warren says. “Ladies and gentlemen may bring their friends, family and loved ones for a day of luxury and laughter.”

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Enjoy Being Pampered At Eau Spa Guests are welcomed with complimentary cupcakes, champagne and a gorgeous garden with cabanas that they can luxuriate in from morning to evening. And, while parents enjoy their pampering experience, kids will have an equally fun time at Camp Aquanuts: Surf, Creative Arts and Technology for Kids. “We believe that every guest interaction should be fun, gracious, formal and memorable,” Warren says. “Our guests always feel cared for, supported and safe in our care.”

Our treatments have been customcreated with the finest luxury spa brands in the market, and yet we will adapt any treatment to the specifications of the guest.

Eau Spa is located at 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-540-4960 or visit eauspa.com. APRIL 2017

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On Your Side

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

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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.

or more than two decades, Ronda Ellis’ dedication and personal approach to clients have been instrumental in establishing Ellis, Ged & Bodden’s reputation for providing compassionate, comprehensive legal counsel in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. The firm has also developed an entire division and become a leader in the field of PIP, personal injury protection. The firm assists hospitals and medical providers throughout the state in recovering unpaid or underpaid PIP benefits for medical services rendered to automobile accident victims. It is a department dedicated to revenue cycle clients. As co-founding and managing

partner, Ellis has a unique opportunity and responsibility to serve as one of the catalytic voices to promote a forward-thinking work environment. “I am surrounded by talented and dedicated people who contribute to the success of the firm,” she says. “It is my job to create a positive work environment that encourages teamwork and, most importantly, collaboration. I believe it certainly takes a village. Today, effective leadership is more side by side than the old days.” In addition to her full work schedule, Ellis finds time for charity work, including volunteering with the Boys & Girls 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,” she says. Her philanthropic passion has been passed along to her son Glen A. Ged, who created his own charity, Operation Necessity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of people worldwide through donations, service and care. Operation Necessity provides orphanages in developing countries with items such as clothing, sanitary equipment and products, books, school supplies and toys for children. “By watching my mom truly change lives and change the world, it inspired me to do the same,” says her proud son.

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Building Blocks

Habitat For Humanity’s Kari Oeltjen Is Helping Build Communities, One Home At A Time KARI OELTJEN

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hen Kari Oeltjen was a child in Minnesota, her family helped Habitat for Humanity build nine homes. Today, as chief development officer for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, Oeltjen is not just carrying on a family tradition, she is taking it to an impassioned senior leadership level. Oeltjen joined the nonprofit in December 2016 after working 20 years in academic medicine and healthcare. In her new executive role, she sets the strategic business direction for the organization, driving philanthropic efforts, marketing, public relations and volunteer engagement to provide affordable homeownership for hardworking and deserving families in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Although she has always been involved in nonprofit work and currently serves on six nonprofit boards, Oeltjen finds working at Habitat for Humanity particularly rewarding because of the immediate and longlasting impact the organization has, not only on the people it serves but also on the entire community. “If you give someone an opportunity to be a homeowner, they become a better citizen, a taxpayer, they vote in their community … it has a ripple effect,” says Oeltjen. “It is one of the greatest sustainable social impacts we can make.” Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes for free. Program participants must put their own sweat equity into the project. The organization also helps to revitalize existing homes and offers a special

repair and remodel program for veterans. “It’s about giving a hand up, not a handout,” says Oeltjen. Habitat for Humanity provides volunteer opportunities at the individual and corporate levels. In May, it will hold its annual Women Build event. Women will collectively raise the $100,000 needed for construction materials and then build the home alongside its resident family. “It is the ultimate women’s empowerment opportunity,” says Oeltjen, who recently returned from a HFH Global Village Build mission in Nicaragua where she helped construct concrete block homes. “It is gratifying to be part of the exponential advantage Habitat homeownership has on its families, the local economy and the community at large.”

It’s about giving a hand up, not a handout.

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is located at 181 S.E. Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-819-6070 or visit habitatsouthpalmbeach.org. APRIL 2017

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Family Matters

Doreen Inkeles Provides A No-Nonsense Approach To Protecting Clients’ Rights. DOREEN INKELES

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Clients need someone who is at once a staunch advocate for them while remaining calm and rational as we navigate them through such trying times.

ivorce isn’t about the end. It’s about the beginning of a new chapter in your life. That’s why you need an attorney who will devote herself to helping you obtain the best outcome possible, thus allowing you to move on. Doreen Inkeles is an expert family law attorney. Practicing for more than 24 years, she has built a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable litigator who takes a no-nonsense approach to her cases. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in marital and family law, a distinction that represents the highest level of achievement and excellence in her field. Inkeles also is a National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Attorney and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. Her practice encompasses prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony,

paternity, child custody, child support, relocation, domestic violence, contempt, enforcement and appeals. Her main goal is to serve the client. “Clients need someone who is at once a staunch advocate for them while remaining calm and rational as we navigate them through such trying times,” she says. A single working parent herself, Inkeles understands what many of her clients are facing. She borrows from her own life experiences, approaching legal problems with compassion, insight and a sharp knowledge of the law. Inkeles strives to empower her clients by educating them about the laws governing their circumstances and working closely with them so they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“I give clients a roadmap from the beginning to the end, explaining possible detours and obstacles that might arise along the way. We have a long talk about the financial and emotional challenges in getting there. Especially if there are children involved, court should be a last resort,” Inkeles says. Because family law matters often include children, Inkeles appreciates how devastating parental conflicts can be and strives to minimize the effects of divorce on children. “I do my best to work out a good settlement for my client,” she says. “Unfortunately, not every case can be settled, and sometimes you need to do battle for order to be restored. My many years of training and experience have prepared me for those crucial moments.”

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Design Under Construction

From Start To Finish, Kathryn Carbone Brings Construction Projects To Life KATHRYN CARBONE

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athryn Carbone, founder and principal of Delray Beach-based Interior Design South, has been working in the world of construction and design for more than 25 years. She’s traveled the world handling projects for developers, celebrities, sports figures and international business professionals. In addition to her private clients, she develops and manages her own properties as well. From South America, Bahamas, Boston and New York, her projects include residential, multifamily, commercial as well as multimillion-dollar yachts. The incredible growth in new construction in South Florida keeps her busy close to home as well. As anyone who has ever had a

home or other project built from the ground up can attest, construction can be overwhelming. Carbone takes away that stress by taking the lead during all phases of construction, development and design. “Most projects have a team of architects, contractors and subcontractors. Because of the experience with my own projects, I am able to assist, supervise and oversee the entire team so that I can help each project move faster and easier for everyone involved,” Carbone says. “People appreciate the combination of knowledge and supervision for the project as a whole because often that’s the most difficult part,” Carbone says. Spatial planning and architectural

details are an integral part of what she does. From electrical to plumbing, down to a project’s color palette and décor, Carbone does it all. “I spend a lot of time onsite, not only supervising. I’m creating at the same time and together bringing out the full potential of the subcontractors, which in turn offers a higher quality of workmanship,” she says. Carbone says she doesn’t have a set style but likes to come up with unique ideas that maximize each property’s potential whether it’s for resale or fulfilling her clients’ dreams. “Sometimes I don’t know how I am able to do it all. I wear many hats. But it’s the enthusiasm for what I do and the excitement that it brings that motivate me every day,” she says.

People appreciate the combination of knowledge and supervision for the project as a whole because often that’s the most difficult part.

Interior Design South is located at 90 S.E. Fourth Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-274-2222 or visit intdesignsouth.com. APRIL 2017

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Listen, Learn, Care

Those Three Words Are The Foundation Of Mary Wong’s Belief In Giving Back

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n her youth, Mary Wong struggled with debilitating bouts of epilepsy that led some to believe she might not live a “normal” life. But there were others who helped her get through those difficult times. It was those people who inspired Wong to give back. “A lot of times, we forget where we came from and how we got there. I promised myself I would never do that,” says Wong, who, for 11 years, has served as president of the Office Depot Foundation, the nonprofit charitable giving arm of Office Depot Inc. She has been with the company 24 years. Launched in 2006 as an outgrowth of the Boca Raton-based office supply company’s community relations department, the foundation today helps children, families, nonprofits, small businesses and numerous others through a va-

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riety of groundbreaking initiatives. Its mission, “Listen, Learn and Care,” has served the foundation well and has led to its evolution. “Our adage is to teach people how to fish instead of fishing for them. It’s about how to be sustainable and how we can all work together to accomplish this,” Wong says. Its National Backpack program, which has, so far, given away some 4 million backpacks filled with school supplies to children, was among its first initiatives. There also are capacity-building programs for other nonprofits to help them learn about best practices through the annual Weekend in Boca Civil Society Leadership Symposium. The first one, 10 years ago, drew 40 participants. Last year, there were more than 500 attendees. In February, the foundation hosted its third Women’s Sym-

posium, which brought together more than 400 strong, savvy and motivated women for two days of dynamic speakers and networking. The Women’s Symposium has spawned Wing Women Wednesdays, a monthly series of programs for women, and a weekly Facebook broadcast, “Hanging Out at the Hive.” “Along our journey, we have learned to create innovative solutions by working collaboratively with our wonderful partners and the community,” says Wong. In March, the Office Depot Foundation launched what Wong says is “the next logical step” in the evolution of the foundation – the Difference Maker! Movement. “Our vision is to empower people to make a difference in the classroom, conference room and community,” she says.

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Kickin’ It Up

Self-Protection Expert Leigh Garczynski Is A Survivor’s Best Line of Defense LEIGH GARCZYNSKI

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hen Leigh Garczynski walks into a room, she commands respect. Whether it’s her strong, confident manner or her impressive credentials, this co-owner/instructor at Progressive Self Defense Systems in Boca Raton is a force to be reckoned with – and trains her students to be the same. “To stay in great shape physically, stay mentally alert and become a hard target – you have to be your own bodyguard,” explains Garczynski, who co-owns the company with Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor John Riddle. It’s important to take care of yourself, she points out: “You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself.”

The 5-foot-1-inch dynamo was named by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council, a world council with prestigious members of the martial arts community, as Advanced Tactical Instructor of Street Combatives. Garczynski is also a Kombat Krav Maga instructor, an Israeli-based system incorporating military close-quarter fighting, and Kombat Fitness instructor of cardio, boxing and strength training. “We have a tactical training house within our 4,400-squarefoot facility in Boca. Students who train here are taught how to prepare for a home invasion, antikidnapping and rape prevention, as well as other attacks that may happen when out and about.” Progressive Self Defense Systems

welcomes women, men and children. Classes are kept small to keep the focus on individual attention. Garczynski became a self-defense instructor as a result of being in a volatile, abusive relationship. “My husband threatened suicide and to hurt me,” explains the Massachusetts native. “He was killed by the police.” The experience changed her in every way: mentally, physically and spiritually. “When you get thrown into a life-threatening situation, you have to fight back and become a warrior,” Garczynski says. “Teaching women and girls survival skills turns a bad situation into a positive. Giving others the gift of empowerment is my reward!”

To stay in great shape physically, stay mentally alert and become a hard target – you have to be your own bodyguard.

Progressive Self Defense Systems is located at 1000 N.W. First Ave., Bay #5, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-262-7840 or visit progressiveselfdefensesystems.com. APRIL 2017

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Leading Casino CoCo’s Outreach Keren Gee Builds Strong Community Partnerships

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rom gaming action to fine dining to community engagement, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is dedicated to serving the region. “We are building strong partnerships throughout Palm Beach County and northern Broward,” says Keren Gee, CoCo’s Business Development Executive. “That includes assisting about 200 charities through sponsorships, donations and other outreach programs.” Six years ago, the Seminole Tribe of Florida completed a $160 million expansion of the casino, including a partnership with the New York Yankees to launch an upscale steakhouse, NYY Steak. Through her work as Brand Ambassador for CoCo, NYY Steak caters several high-profile charitable events, including the private pre-gala event

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for Susan G. Komen. Since joining the casino three years ago, Gee has become an active leader in the South Florida community. She was nominated as one of the “100 Outstanding Women of Broward” in 2015 and 2016. She also served on the planning committees for the 2017 galas for Food for the Poor as well as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach. Gee works closely with these and many other organizations, building friendships and partnerships with them and their supporters. “I love being able to help the many wonderful charities that do so much for the people of our community, having always been big on philanthropy,” says Gee, who was born in London and lived in Israel, Manhattan and Los Angeles before moving to Boca. “I also help young

women in the community who have struggled in their past and show them how to be productive members of our society through mentorship.” Meanwhile, Gee also strives to increase awareness of Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s exciting and upscale 24/7/365 gaming, dining and entertainment experience. The casino features 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and more than 70 live table games, such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Besides NYY Steak, guests can dine at four other restaurants on property. In addition to live entertainment every weekend at CoCo’s bars and lounges, guests can attend shows and events in The Pavilion, CoCo’s 1,200-seat entertainment venue. As Gee says, “Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is our upscale playground that’s close to home.”

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t used to be that, when people considered purchasing impactresistant windows and doors, they were looking for hurricane protection. But that’s changing, says Yida Alfonso Lopez, who, with her husband, Abe, has owned and operated SIW Windows & Doors in Delray Beach since 2002. “What many people have come to realize is that impact-resistant glass also significantly reduces noise, provides energy efficiency and overall security for your home,” says Lopez. Noisy neighbors, barking dogs and the sound of highway traffic are just some of the reasons customers turn to SIW Windows and Doors to provide an effective noise-reduction solution. The need to keep homes cooler during South Florida’s sizzling summer

days is another reason people prefer these energy-efficient windows and doors. While many other companies that install windows and doors purchase their products from other manufacturers, SIW Windows and Doors does its own manufacturing. Everything they make not only meets but also exceeds today’s stringent codes. SIW Windows and Doors has a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and a 5,000-squarefoot showroom with more than 50 products on display. What sets them apart from the competition is their willingness to create new and innovative products to meet the growing demand. Some of the newest products include glass garage doors designed to transform your home’s appear-

SIW Windows And Doors Offers Custom Design And Peace Of Mind

ance with their modern and clean design. They also offer the only exterior hurricane-resistant pivoting door in the industry, designed for a very large opening and minimal space interruption. “We are constantly pushing the envelope and will customize just about anything,” says Lopez. “Architects come to us, and we design what they come up with. Everything is custom cut.” The company prides itself on customer service and goes above and beyond to make sure clients are always satisfied. That has led to their incredible growth. Today, the company exports windows and doors to the Caribbean and South America. “Honesty, open communication and hard work are the backbone of our business,” says Lopez.

We are constantly pushing the envelope and will customize just about anything.

SIW Windows and Doors is located at 975 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 102, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-274-9392 or visit siwimpactwindows.com. APRIL 2017

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Where Fashion Becomes Style

Stacey Ugles Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Of Her One-Of-A-Kind Boca Boutique

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Since opening my store five years ago, we have built a very loyal base of customers who appreciate the unique selection and exceptional personal service.

tacey Ugles takes pride in offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, designer handbags, shoes and clothing at Styles Boutique in Boca Raton. “We have exclusive lines you can’t find anywhere else, and we get something new every week,” she says. “Since opening my store five years ago, we have built a very loyal base of customers who appreciate the unique selection and exceptional personal service.” Today, Styles Boutique is like a mini-department store with everything from amazing jewelry and clothing to active wear (today’s hottest trend), including designer fashions in extended sizes to accommodate women with curves. Last year, Ugles added a high-end designer consignment department to her store with “pre-loved” handbags, shoes and clothing by Louis Vuitton,

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Gucci, Chanel and other designers. “It’s a great opportunity for our shoppers and for our residents who are ready to part with their designer pieces and make money,” she says. When Ugles gets a special item that’s perfect for one of her customers, she will text her a photo and give her a virtual styling experience. “And when we hold a designer trunk show or special event, our clients always join the event because they know they will find a unique piece not found anywhere else,” she says. Modeling agencies and celebrities also rely on Ugles’ fashion sense and styling expertise. Active in the community, Ugles serves as a permanent drop-off location for In Jacob’s Shoes, collecting donated children’s shoes. “We refurbish, replace and redistrib-

ute more than 10,000 pairs of shoes before the start of school every year,” she says. “We also collect backpacks for Boys & Girls Club of Broward and unwrapped toys for less fortunate children during the holiday season.” An animal lover, Ugles has also held drives to collect supplies for Pet Haven, an adoption center in Lake Worth. Opening Styles Boutique was the culmination of a longtime dream for Ugles, who earned a degree in fashion marketing/merchandising and then worked for major retailers for 20 years. Now, she draws on that knowledge – plus her innate fashion sense – to deliver a very personal experience. “I am known as a stylist,” she says. “I always enjoy hearing it when my customers tell me they always get compliments every time they dress in my styles.”

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Making Boca Smile Tendler Orthodontics Is The Practice That Makes Perfect

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r. Minelle Tendler, DMD, is all about smiles. As the owner of one of Boca Raton’s premier orthodontic practices, her focus is delivering the highest quality of care with an exceptional patient experience. Celebrating her professional nineyear anniversary at her bright, stateof-the-art facility, Dr. Tendler revels in seeing her office filled with familiar faces. “I’m so grateful to practice orthodontics! I love my profession, the relationships I’ve formed and the opportunity to see that a beautiful smile can have such a positive impact on a patient’s life,” Dr. Tendler says. A member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Tendler specializes in traditional braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign for adults and teens. Invisalign

Teen is currently one of the most popular treatment options for her teen and even tween patients. Tendler Orthodontics offers cutting-edge technology, including 3-D imaging and 3-D digital dental scanning that eliminates gooey impressions of your teeth. “Our patients love seeing their 3-D models and experience firsthand how new technology is put to use in their lives,” she says. Dr. Tendler was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The daughter of two physicians, she knew early on that she inherited a passion for patient care. She explored dentistry while attending Boston College and went on to graduate in the top 2 percent of her class at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tendler completed her orthodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University.

The mother of two, who met her husband while in dental school, says juggling family and owning a practice is challenging but extremely rewarding. She relies on a wonderful support team in her office and personal life. “I can pursue my professional goals, and, having my own practice, I have the freedom to ensure my patients are receiving the best possible care while preserving quality time for my family,” Dr. Tendler says. Dr. Tendler resides in Boca Raton and recognizes the importance of giving back to her community. Tendler Orthodontics participates in several local charities. “Volunteering as a team and supporting patients’ schools and sports programs has been an enriching and inspiring experience. I feel fortunate to do what I love in the community that I love.”

Promoting team volunteerism while supporting patients’ schools and sports programs has been an enriching and inspiring experience.

Tendler Orthodontics is located at 199 W. Palmetto Park Road, Ste. D, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-826-7955 or visit tendlerorthodontics.com. APRIL 2017

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A Winning Fourmula Treatment Center Provides Concierge Approach To Mental And Behavioral Health Care

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stressed-out parent. A teen who struggles with ADHD. An executive whose anxiety and depression have led to drug abuse or other self-destructive behavior. Those are just some of the types of people who seek treatment at The Fourmula in Boca Raton. The center’s name grew out of a belief that four interconnected principles are key to successful treatment: Develop consistency in taking the proper course of actions over an extended period of time, thereby increasing the chance at lasting recovery. Robin Guterman-Perry, a licensed clinical social worker and certified fitness recovery coach, launched The Fourmula earlier this year after recognizing that a critical need was not being met. “The Fourmula is about combining physical, behavioral and mental

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health in one place. It’s a one-stop shop for adults and adolescents,” says Guterman-Perry, who has worked in the mental health field for more than 25 years. “Until now, having it all under one roof has not existed in South Florida.” Guterman-Perry has worked at some of the most successful residential and outpatient dual-diagnosis treatment centers in the country. In setting up her center, she recognized the need to create a concurrent treatment program in which goals are designed to encourage self-efficacy, the development of healthy coping skills and resolution of underlying issues and problems. “What I found in my 25 years was that tunnel vision and focusing on one area with clients doesn’t work,” she says. Guterman-Perry and her team of

mental and behavioral health and wellness specialists operate under her patented formula for long-term success. The program is tailored to the needs of each client, with an emphasis on creating positive changes. The center provides individual, family and group therapy for adults and teens in an outpatient setting. Clients must adhere to a multidimensional approach, including increasing awareness about how nutrition, exercise and relationship connectedness play a role in healthy functioning and, when needed, the prescribing of proper medication. “We teach people how to keep themselves healthy emotionally, nutritionally and physically. And it’s all done in one space with the main goal being that consistency in actions over time equals recovery from anything,” Guterman-Perry says.

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Kathryn D. Jones, M.D., Of TheSelectFew Offers Personalized Internal Medicine Care With Endocrinology Expertise KATHRYN D. JONES, M.D.

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athryn D. Jones, M.D., created TheSelectFew, her own concierge-only internal medicine practice. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism, Dr. Jones brings a unique depth of knowledge, extensive endocrinology experience and perspective to internal medicine care. Dr. Jones has practiced in Boca Raton since 1990. Although she practiced endocrinology, she found she was also managing much of her patient’s general medical care. Seeking a pleasant, efficient, less chaotic style of delivering patient care, Dr. Jones created TheSelectFew. The concierge practice permits

appropriate time to be spent with patients. Dr. Jones can focus on the individual – not on the computer! Other concierge benefits include improved coordination of care – in hospital and office; on-time same day or next business day appointments; and 24/7 direct access via phone, text or email. An executive physical is included in the annual fee. The current trend is to have a hospitalist admit patients, not their primary physicians. If you are one of TheSelectFew, Dr. Jones will be available to admit you or consult on your case at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. You will have someone who knows you involved in your care. This eliminates many mix-ups

in the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. TheSelectFew is designed to meet the needs of those persons with busy lifestyles and a well-defined schedule, those who need more time and attention from their doctor and those internal medicine patients with endocrine issues (e.g., thyroid disease, Diabetes Mellitus, polycystic ovarian syndrome, prediabetes, osteoporosis, calcium/parathyroid/vitamin D deficiency, adrenal, pituitary disease). This internal medicine/endocrinology practice strives to provide excellent, compassionate and effective care in a quiet, pleasant and comfortable setting. TheSelectFew – for a healthier you!

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Get Your Piece Of The Pie At The Inaugural Fort Lauderdale Pizza Festival

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ho doesn’t love pizza? There’s just something special about that blend of cheese, tomato, toppings and crust that really hits the spot. If you agree, join more than 15,000 pizza lovers expected at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale on April 1 for the inaugural Fort Lauderdale Pizza Festival. Those who are truly pizza obsessed can attend a special VIP kickoff before the event, when Mayor Jack Seiler will declare that it’s officially Fort Lauderdale Pizza Day. VIP tickets will also include early entrance, special VIP areas, fast access entrance to certain areas and a swag bag. Local restaurants – including Mellow Mushroom, Cannoli Kitchen East and Dough Boys Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant – will serve up samples of food and drink alongside the offerings of national pizza brands. Local and national breweries will also be pouring their suds, including Funky Buddha Brewery, Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company, Holy

Those who are truly pizza obsessed can attend a special VIP kickoff before the event, when Mayor Jack Seiler will declare that it’s officially Fort Lauderdale Pizza Day. VIP tickets will also include early entrance, special VIP areas, fast access entrance to certain areas and a swag bag. Mackerel Small Batch Beers, Small Town Brewery and Concrete Beach Brewery. Entertainment will include a pizza-eating competition on the main stage to benefit charity, featuring a cash prize; live music by local artists; cooking demonstrations; and lawn games. A kid zone will keep children occupied as parents enjoy adult beverages and plenty of “za.” A portion of the proceeds from the festival will

go to Feeding South Florida, the event’s official nonprofit beneficiary. Every $1 per ticket sale that is donated will provide six meals to locals in need of food assistance. O The Fort Lauderdale Pizza Festival is located at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit fortlauderdalepizzafestival.com.

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EAST MEETS WEST STUNNING DESSERTS THAT MELD FRENCH AND JAPANESE CUISINES

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The concept of fusion in food can be magical. When cuisines and cultures collide – combining flavors, ingredients and methods from around the world – new classics are born, the best of which become staples in our everyday lives. Trends like Japanese matcha in our lattes, Korean kimchi in our burgers and Thai sriracha hot sauce on, well, everything, prove that our love for Asian cuisine is thriving. Tokyo is now considered a food-forward city, boasting 15 three-Michelin-starred restaurants (compared to France’s 10). Over the past 20 years, there has been a surge in celebrated French chefs moving to Japan to open pâtisseries. The art of French pâtisserie appeals to the Japanese culture; both value beauty, precision and care. From “Japanese Pâtisserie” by James Campbell, the following recipes range from reinvented classics to stunning creations achievable for the home cook.

plates with some more yuzu syrup and a little olive oil powder on top. Finally, add a few sprigs of Greek basil to garnish, if you like.

WHOLE YUZU CAKE WITH CRÈME FRAÎCHE, BASIL AND OLIVE OIL POWDER

ÉCLAIR INGREDIENTS ½ quantity choux pastry (see below) 1 egg yolk, beaten, to glaze

greased cake pans or silicone molds or 1 large 8-inch greased and lined cake pan Pastry bags (optional)

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cakes to serve as individually portioned desserts or as a large cake to serve with coffee. The olive oil powder may seem like an odd addition, but it gives a light, perfumed richness to the dessert. Delicious eaten warm or cold. (Makes 12 individual desserts or 1 large cake) WHOLE YUZU CAKE INGREDIENTS 3 whole fresh yuzu fruits 4 extra-large eggs ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1¾ cups almonds, ground ¼ tsp. baking powder 1¼ cups crème fraîche (or sour cream) Greek basil (optional) OLIVE OIL POWDER INGREDIENTS 1¾ oz. maltodextrin powder (available online) 1 tbsp. good quality extra virgin olive oil YUZU SYRUP INGREDIENTS Generous ¾ cup yuzu juice Seeds from 1 vanilla bean ½ cup granulated sugar TOOLS 12 2-inch individual well-

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To make the cake, put the yuzu fruits in a large saucepan, cover with water and boil for at least 1 hour with the lid on. Check the water, and refill as necessary to make sure the fruit stay fully submerged. When the fruit are soft and cooked all the way through to the center, remove from the water, and cut each in half. Reserve around 1⁄3 cup of the cooking water. Check thoroughly inside the fruit for seeds, and remove any you find. Blitz the fruits in a food processor to make a smooth purée, adding the cooking water only if required. Set the purée aside to cool while you make the rest of the cake. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment (or using a handheld electric whisk), cream the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the ground almonds and baking powder, and then carefully fold it into the egg and sugar mixture. Fold in the cooled yuzu purée until fully combined. Pipe or spoon the cake mixture into

the individual molds or the large mold, and bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes for individual cakes or 45-50 minutes for a large cake. A skewer inserted into the center should come out clean. The cakes might sink slightly when removed from the oven, but that is fine. Carefully turn the cakes out of their molds (or large mold), and leave to cool on a wire rack. To make the olive oil powder, gradually whisk the maltodextrin powder into the olive oil until the mixture has the texture of a powder. Add a little more maltodextrin until you get the right texture. Set aside. To make the yuzu syrup, combine the yuzu juice, vanilla seeds and sugar in a saucepan, and set over high heat. Boil until the mixture has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the syrup from the heat, allow it to cool and set aside. To construct the desserts, remove the cakes from their molds, and put on a serving plate. Spread the top of each with a neat layer of yuzu syrup. Pipe a crown of crème fraîche around the top edge of each cake. Decorate in the same way if you have made the larger cake, and cut into slices. Decorate the serving

LEMON AND YUZU ÉCLAIRS The sharp, fragrant tang of yuzu juice is a surprising yet delicious addition to the classic French éclair. This recipe is worth a little effort as the results are stunning. (Makes 8)

CHOUX PASTRY INGREDIENTS Scant ²/³ cup whole milk Scant 1¼ sticks butter ½ tsp. table salt ½ tsp. superfine sugar 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 cup strong bread flour 4 eggs YUZU AND LEMON CREAM INGREDIENTS 1¼ cups yuzu juice Small squeeze of fresh lemon juice, to taste Seeds from 1 vanilla bean 4 egg yolks ¼ cup cornstarch ¹/³ cup plus 2 tsp. superfine sugar Pinch of salt ¼ stick butter, softened Scant ½ cup heavy cream WHITE CHOCOLATE AND YUZU FONDANT INGREDIENTS Generous ¾ cup yuzu juice Juice of ½ lemon ½ cup minus 1 tbsp. superfine sugar 1¾ oz. white chocolate, chopped 7 oz. store-bought fondant, warmed Few drops of yellow food coloring (optional) Melted white chocolate, chocolate discs and silver leaf, to decorate (optional)

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TOOLS 2 pastry bags with a large star-shaped tip and a small plain tip Baking sheet, lined with nonstick baking parchment INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare the choux pastry by combining the milk and butter with scant 2⁄3 cup water in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, immediately stir in the salt, sugar and vanilla extract until combined. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the flour. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula until the mixture comes together into a smooth ball of paste that leaves the sides of the pan. Put the pan back on the heat, and let the flour cook out for 5 minutes, stirring to make sure the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from heat, and gradually but firmly beat the eggs into the hot pastry, one by one, until fully combined and the mixture is smooth, soft and glossy. When you lift the spoon up, the mixture should drop off when lightly shaken. Once the pastry has reached dropping consistency, transfer to the pastry bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Pipe 8 4-inch-long straight lines onto the prepared baking sheet. Space them evenly apart, and use a stencil to guide you if needed. Hold the bag at an angle, and be careful not to pipe the choux too flat, as this could stop it from rising properly. Brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk, and bake in the preheated oven for around 10-15 minutes or until risen, golden and cooked through. Leave to cool on a wire rack. To make the yuzu and 116

lemon cream, heat the yuzu juice, lemon juice and seeds from the vanilla bean together in a small saucepan until just boiling. In a clean mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cornstarch, sugar and salt. Carefully and slowly pour the boiling yuzu mixture into the dry ingredients, whisking until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. Pour everything back into the pan, and return to medium heat. Whisk constantly for 2-3 minutes to cook out the

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cornstarch. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, and whisk occasionally while letting cool. When the mixture has cooled a little, beat in the softened butter. Once completely cool, whisk in the heavy cream until fully incorporated. Transfer the yuzu and lemon cream to the clean pastry bag with a plain tip, and chill in the refrigerator until needed. To make the white chocolate and yuzu fondant, put the yuzu juice, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan, and boil for 15-20 minutes until

the mixture has reduced by half into a syrup. Set aside to cool a little. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the melted chocolate into the warmed storebought fondant. Add the cooled yuzu syrup to taste, and stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring (if needed) to give a stronger (but still delicate) yellow color. To construct the éclairs,

make two small holes in the base at either end of the cooled choux, and then gently pipe the chilled yuzu and lemon cream inside from either end to meet in the middle. Dip one long side of each éclair in the white chocolate and yuzu fondant, wiping away any untidy edges. Put the iced éclairs in the fridge to chill for 5 minutes. To decorate, pipe a fine line of melted white chocolate diagonally end to end. Add a white chocolate disc and some silver leaf, if desired.


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MATCHA, PINK PEPPERCORN AND WILD STRAWBERRY MADELEINES These buttery, scalloped French sponges are best baked just before serving. The addition of matcha powder turns them a brilliant shade of green and superbly complements the sweetness. If wild strawberries are not available, they can be substituted with the berries of your choice. (Makes 12) INGREDIENTS 1¼ sticks butter, diced ½ cup almonds, ground ¾ tbsp. matcha powder Generous ¹/³ cup all-purpose flour 5¼ oz. egg whites ¾ cup granulated sugar ½ tbsp. pink peppercorns, ground 24 wild strawberries, hulled and rinsed Strawberry jam/jelly to serve (optional) TOOLS 12-hole scalloped madeleine mold or pan, greased well with oil spray Pastry bag with a large plain tip (optional) INSTRUCTIONS

First, make a beurre noisette (browned butter). Put the diced butter in a saucepan, and set over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until melted and boiling. The fat at the bottom of the pan should start to turn a nutty-brown color, but be careful this does not darken too much and burn. Transfer the browned butter immediately to a heatproof dish, and set aside to cool until just warm. In a separate bowl, sift together the ground almonds, matcha powder and flour. In another separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites with the sugar until frothy. Carefully fold the dry ingredients, warm beurre noisette and ground pink peppercorns into the sugar and egg mixture until fully incorporated and no lumps remain. Transfer the mixture to the fridge to chill for a minimum of 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Put the chilled madeleine mixture into the pastry bag, and pipe in enough to fill the greased molds. Alternatively, you can spoon the mixture in. Press two wild strawberries into the center of each madeleine, and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until risen and golden-green. Remove the madeleine mold from the oven, and allow to stand for a minute. Remove the cakes from their molds, and serve warm with strawberry jam/jelly on the side, if desired. O 118

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Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach Is The Island’s New Culinary Nirvana BY LESLIE J. KRAFT

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f anyone asks you what the buzz is on the island of Palm Beach this season, tell them it’s Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach. The iconic and uber-elegant restaurant that first opened in Milan in 1936 came to the Royal Poinciana Plaza in December, and it’s clearly now the place to see and be seen for locals.

ny and Italian stone. But the esoteric wine list and the Milanese menu – with some Florida elements for good measure – are undoubtedly the stars of Sant Ambroeus. Our dinner felt like a fabulous celebration of all things delicious, topped off with unparalleled service. We tried the Lobster Risotto special, made with

The iconic and uber-elegant restaurant that first opened in Milan in 1936 came to the Royal Poinciana Plaza in December, and it’s clearly now the place to see and be seen for locals. No doubt they’re flocking to the new Sant Ambroeus because they have visited at least one of its other U.S. locations: Madison Avenue, Southampton, SoHo and the West Village. There’s also the Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar at The Loews Regency Hotel and the Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar at Sotheby’s, both in New York. So what’s the draw? Everything. The Sant Ambroeus outposts become topshelf fixtures in their respective neighborhoods, where they always seem to draw a loyal following from the surrounding community. The Palm Beach location serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seven days a week in a beautifully designed space inspired by the Gran Caffés of 1950s Italy. Its dining, bar and café areas have a traditional atmosphere paired with a modern energy and awash in mahoga120

THAT’S AMORE: (Clockwise from top) Branzino; dining room; bar; Lobster Risotto; dining room

tender lobster and creamy risotto, perfectly complemented by salmon roe and lemon zest. The Insalata di Nettuno was a refreshing combination of king crab meat with thinly sliced fennel and orange and Dijon mustard. My favorite was the Prosciutto San Daniele e Bufala: thinly sliced, aged prosciutto San Daniele with a dollop of buffalo mozzarella

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so delicate that it melts in the mouth. Also melt-inthe-mouth exquisite is the Costata di Manzo, which is

where Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach is located at 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-285-7990 or visit santambroeus.com.

a sliced, 18-ounce Creekstone Farms bone-in Prime ribeye served with the interesting combination of sautéed spinach, raisins and pine nuts. Dessert, in and of itself, is a main event at Sant Ambroeus. There’s so much variety. You’ll always find the daily selection of cakes, and the Italian cookies – best with one of Sant Ambroeus’ rich coffees – are

the finest I’ve had outside of Europe. The Tiramisu also is a must-try: espressosoaked sponge cake with zabaglione mousse and mascarpone cream, topped with espresso and chocolate streusel. All things delicious considered, there’s no doubt that dining at Sant Ambroeus will quickly become the highlight of any visit to Palm Beach. O


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BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinner nightly.

THE CAPITAL GRILLETown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.

BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘ 2222 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

CHE!!! RESTAURANT900 E.

BURT & MAX’SDelray

Marketplace ❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ #22 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.562.5200 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. CHOPS LOBSTER BARRoyal

Palm Place ❘ 101 Plaza Real S. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly. CUT 432432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

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Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly. DADA52 N. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly. FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. 561.265.0122

GRAND LUX CAFETown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and dinner daily. THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. HOUSTON’S1900 N.W.

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Liqueur 1 oz. fresh cream Splash agave nectar Lemon zest Sugar for rim Peep candy to garnish

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Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. J. ALEXANDER’SUniversity Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. JIMMY’S FRIES TO CAVIAR GARDEN BISTRO & BAR

6299 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.617.5965 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. KE`E GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.


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taste  listings SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation.

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto

SUNDY HOUSE106 S.

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

Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday. Dinner TuesdaySunday. Brunch Sunday. TRUE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘

Morton’s Cheeseburgers and Crab Dip

MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W.

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.0808 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MARIPOSANeiman Marcus,

Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ 5860 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily. MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘

404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

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

Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.998.3881

NYY STEAKSeminole Casino ❘

5550 N.W. 40th St. ❘ Coconut Creek ❘ 954.977.6700 ❘ Dinner nightly. OCEANS 234234 N.

Ocean Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.428.2539 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sunday. THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.3600 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. 124

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. THE PAVILION GRILLE

301 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PIÑON GRILLThe Terrace at Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.7770 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402 Plaza

TWENTYTWENTY GRILLERoyal

NINJA SPINNING SUSHI BAR

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

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

TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E.

NORI THAI217 E. Palmetto Park

Third Court ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

ASIAN/SUSHI BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6063 S.W. 18th St. ❘

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL861 Yamato Road ❘

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

Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

8841 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘

FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca

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

JAPANGORiverstone Shoppes

SALT732 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday.

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

561.450.7557

REBEL HOUSE297 E. Palmetto

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

561.278.5050

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

Second Ave. ❘ #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5100 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Sunday. Dinner nightly.

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.392.4568

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 TuesdayFriday. Dinner nightly.

SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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

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. SUSHIGO477 S. Federal

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

KANPAI41 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8688 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly.

SUSHI RAYThe Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

KAPOW! NOODLE BARMizner Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.


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taste  listings 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 ❘ #143 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. YAKITORI SAKE HOUSERoyal

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

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

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erences for lighter fare,” according to a press release, TooJay’s – known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites – has filled its new menu with dishes such as Shepard’s Pie, Half of a Pastrami Sandwich with Chicken Noodle Soup and a BLT Sandwich on Challah Bread.

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YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 60 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BARBECUE LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQRegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.Delray Marketplace ❘ 9173 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.810.4045 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 561.997.9557

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.2399 N. Federal Highway ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BURGERS 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. BOCA BURGER HOUSE

499 N.E. Spanish River Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.78 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ 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. 126

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.

CONTINENTAL THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE

887 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and lunch daily. BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DORSIA RESTAURANT5837

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

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JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Club

Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner nightly. 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.

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 MondayFriday. 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 ❘

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS4995 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘

FONDUE

Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday.

THE LITTLE CHALET485 S.

FARM-TO-TABLE/ORGANIC FARMER’S TABLE1901 N. Military

Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.325.8000

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.997.7472


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CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

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

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

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

GREEK

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

INDIAN

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

SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINE

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

ITALIAN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.0027 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

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

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.

CREPE CAFÉ504 Via De Palmas

JIMMY THE GREEK8221

ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal

❘ Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

561.477.3272 ❘

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

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

RAFINA GREEK TAVERNA

Spanish River Center ❘ 4199 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday. Dinner Tuesday-Staurday.

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

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

LA FERME9101 Lakeridge

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

CAFE MED BY BICE2096

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

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.2828 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly.

N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Breakfast and dinner daily.

TAVERNA OPA270 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.303.3602 ❘ Dinner nightly.

CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Polo Club Shoppes ❘ 5030

561.757.3504

LA NOUVELLE MAISON5 Palms

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

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Ke’e Grill’s Mixed Appetizer

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. CASA D’ANGELO171 E.

Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.996.1234 ❘ Dinner nightly. D’ANGELO PIZZA, WINE BAR AND TAPASAddison

Place ❘ 16950 Jog Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.381.0037 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. DAVINCI’S OF BOCATown

Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8466 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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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. DOMUS 39 ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGERoyal Palm Place ❘

187 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8787 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

954.427.4909

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

2275 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday. 561.988.0668

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT

159 E. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 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 RESTAURANT

233 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly. NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BARGlades Plaza ❘

2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Suite 904 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. NINO’SFifth Avenue Shops ❘

7120 Beracasa Way ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 561.392.9075

DAVITO’S19635 State Road

NOVELLO RESTAURANT & BAR5999 N. Federal Highway

7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly.


taste  listings PICCOLINO RESTAURANT170 W.

Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. POSITANO4400 N. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm

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

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WITH A MODERN FLAIR Rafina Greek Taverna Located at The Boardwalk (formerly Wharfside)

6877 SW 18th Street \ Boca Raton 561.409.3673 \ rafinaonline.com Lunch, Dinner and Takeout Daily

SICILIAN OVENTown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 21170 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Suite 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.9772 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 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 ❘ ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

561.495.5570

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

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. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

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VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERYMizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858

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

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KOSHER ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILLThe Fountains ❘

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sold-out crowd recently gathered for the H.O.W. (Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper) 16th Annual Time is of the Essence Luncheon at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Celebrity guest speakers were theater, film and television actress Laura Linney and boardcertified obstetrician/gynecologist, author and correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Andrea Stark, Judy Snyder and Valerie Goldfein served as chairs of this successful event. The honorary chair was Fern Fodiman.

It’s because of our supporters, benefactors and donors that we can continue to make a positive difference in local women battling ovarian cancer, as well as educating those in our community about this deadly disease. – Jennifer McGrath, executive director, H.O.W.

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During a powerful and inspirational talk, Academy Award-, Golden Globe Award- and Emmy Awardwinning actress Linney shared her advocacy work for cancer research, anecdotes from when her mother was a nurse at Sloan Kettering and how nurses have such an important role in caregiving. Ashton, an Ivy League graduate, discussed ovarian cancer and prevention. The pre-eminent women’s health leader is the ABC News chief women’s health correspondent for “Good

Morning America�; a former co-host of the Emmy Award-winning medical talk show “The Doctors�; the chief women’s health contributor for the “Dr. Oz Show�; a monthly columnist for Cosmopolitan; a board-certified obgyn; and author of three books. Event guests went home with one of her bestselling books, “Your Body Beautiful.� “It’s because of our supporters, benefactors and donors that we can continue to make a positive difference in local women battling ovarian cancer, as well as educating those in our community about this deadly disease,� says Jennifer McGrath, executive director of H.O.W. H.O.W. raises funds to support basic or translational research in ovarian cancer through the Jacquie Liggett Research Fellowship. Women with ovarian cancer experiencing financial need are helped through the Jacquie Liggett Angel Fund. H.O.W. is dedicated to promoting awareness and recent advances in ovarian cancer by presenting educational programs to women primarily in the local area. H.O.W. also provides scholarships to medical students interested in gynecologic oncology by working with a gynecologic oncologist during their elective time in medical school through the Dr. Robert C. Knapp Medical Student Award. O For more information, call 561-4062109 or visit howflorida.org.

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JAFCO Mother’s Day Luncheon To Feature Internationally Known Salsa Dancers

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n May 4, more than 500 women are expected to attend JAFCO’s 15th annual Mother’s Day Luncheon at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. The event begins with a boutique, followed by the luncheon program. Gayle Lichtman and Bonnie Judson are co-chairs, and Marci Langley and Christine Miller will be recognized as honorary chairs for their dedication and hard work throughout the years for JAFCO. The event will feature Elan and Jordynn Lurie, internationally recognized dancers. The luncheon is a special event for JAFCO because it gives the organization the chance to recognize one mom who has done extraordinary things for JAFCO in the last year. This year, Bernice Wenger will be presented with the Woman of the Year award for her continuing dedication and support of children in need.

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“Bernice is a strong and inspirational leader in the community,” says Sarah Franco, executive director of JAFCO. “Her warmth, love and support have directly impacted the lives of our children for many years.” Adds Wenger: “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.” The Luries, a brother and sister dancing duo, will entertain luncheon guests. Jordynn started dancing at age 8. She has won numerous competitions, including the DEA 2016 National Miss Dance title and the DMA Teen Miss Dance of Florida title in 2012. Elan began his dance career at age 11 and has won many competitions as a soloist. Guests will be able to participate in live and silent auctions. Event sponsors include Baer’s Furniture, Berger Singerman LLP, Craig Zinn Automotive Group, Linda F. Kaplan, Marci and Jeff Langley, Gayle and Charles Lichtman, Marilyn Simon Weinberg and Jay Weinberg and Shirley Weisman. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor. O For more information, call 954-315-8696 or email janet@jafco.org. 140

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side seats at Wimbledon. Guests were also treated to an exclusive debut of “On the Brink: How a Small Zoo is Saving Species on the Edge of Extinction,” a short film created by Bylin, an accomplished documentary film writer, producer and director, who secured best-selling author James Patterson as narrator and Brian

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Themed “Tropical Safari,” Palm Beach’s wildest night included a poolside cocktail reception where guests came face-to-face with some of the zoo’s most fascinating animals and enjoyed dinner in the ballroom and dancing to the Sultans of Swing. Bayerl as cinematographer. The evening honored Kim Campbell with the 2017 Stewardship Award for her passion and generosity. Her steadfast support continues to further the zoo’s mission of conservation and promote its many programs. Friends of the

Zoo Dragana Connaghton, Ozzie Medeiros, Eddie Schmidt and Samantha Fairchild Storkerson were also honored for their ongoing support and dedication to the zoo. The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife

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SWING FOR YOUTH Inaugural Mallets And Martinis Event To Benefit Vita Nova

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ita Nova, the leader in helping young adults transition to independence, will host the inaugural Mallets and Martinis at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach on April 1. Co-chaired by Shannon and John Favole and Sandy and Jose Coto, the event will feature culinary delights, fanciful beverages, auction items, croquet and more. Mallets and Martinis will help raise funds for the residents of Vita Nova Village in West Palm Beach. Each year, approximately 26,000 young adults “age out” of foster care in the United States, per the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Four years after aging out, 60 percent have been homeless, less than 50 percent have graduated from high school and

more than 80 percent are unable to support themselves. If a foster youth has not been adopted by age 18 and doesn’t have family to go home to, he is suddenly left on his own. He must figure out all by himself where to live and how to finish high school, start college and find a job. This is where Vita Nova steps in and helps teens leaving foster care find safe places to live (including Vita Nova Village in West Palm Beach), succeed in school and obtain their first jobs. Through a wide array of unique programs and services provided by Vita Nova, young adults ages 18-25 receive the stable, nurturing environment that everyone deserves. Since 2006, the nonprofit has pos-

John and Shannon Favole with Sandy and Jose Coto

Co-chaired by Shannon and John Favole and Sandy and Jose Coto, the event will feature culinary delights, fanciful beverages, auction items, croquet and more. Elizabeth Levine and Debbie Weisman Mallets and Martinis will help raise funds for the residents of Vita Nova Village in West Palm Beach. itively impacted hundreds of young adults who didn’t have the chance of a forever family. Vita Nova, which means “new life” in Latin, comprises four components: Vita Nova Life Coaches; Oasis (Outreach, Advocacy and Support for Independence and Self-Sufficiency) Center; Vita Nova Village; and Vita Nova Thrift

Store. Through the efforts of staff, volunteers and benefactors, youth who leave foster care are given the opportunity to lead lives characterized by independence, self-determination and personal responsibility. O For more information, visit mallets andmartinis.com.

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TAKE A STROLL Boca West Community Charitable Foundation Hosts Inaugural A Walk In The Woods Fundraiser

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oca West Community Charitable Foundation held its inaugural A Walk in the Woods fundraiser at the Fazio II golf course at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. The walk, which featured performances by students from the Lynn Conservatory of Music, was attended by 450 people and raised $51,000 for the 24 local nonprofits that Boca West Foundation supports. As participants walked the course, they encountered trios, string quartets and individual musicians from the conservatory performing classic favorites. Along the 1.6-mile walk, guests were treated to wine, food and refreshments. Pets on leashes enjoyed the walk, too. The charities competed for most money raised in ticket sales and most participants in attendance at

the walk. KidSafe won the competition for most money raised. Sweet Dream Makers had 80 people attend the walk on its behalf and won for most participants. These two organizations will each receive an additional grant of $5,000 from Boca West Foundation. A Walk in the Woods was cosponsored by Margie and Merle Horowitz and Marjie and Chuck Isroff, members of Boca West Country Club. In addition, Avron and Wendy Fogelman provided a two-for-one match for Boca West residents who donated to the foundation for the first time. “This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to do something special for kids who desperately need clothes, food, education, health and safety,” says

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Arthur Adler, chairman of the Boca West Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of the Horowitz, Isroff and Fogelman families, every dollar raised will go toward helping 5,000 local kids.” Funds raised by Boca West Foundation help at-risk children and their families in South Palm Beach County. Each year, the foundation serves more than 5,000 children, and its volunteers have given 255,000 hours of their time to the charities. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $3.2

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Women Of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program To Host Annual Palm Beach County Wine Dinner Event

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he Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program will host its 4th Annual Palm Beach County Wine Dinner Event on April 27 at The Addison in Boca Raton. Event co-chairs and Palm Beach County Advisory Committee members Krista Rosenberg and Robbin Newman will welcome close to 200 community members to the always sold-out event, which will raise funds to benefit at-risk girls in all 25 public high schools in Palm Beach County. The event will feature a silent auction and aperitifs, a dinner with wine pairing, scholarship opportunities and a live auction. Palm Beach County Committee members include Rosenberg, Newman, Laurie Silvers, Julie Peyton Stein and Judith Temple. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive magazine sponsor.

Laurie Silvers, Julie Peyton Stein, Judith Temple, Krista Rosenberg and Robbin Newman

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program launched in Palm Beach County in 2003. The program now helps more than 500 at-risk girls in Palm Beach County yearly through a network of more than 70 highly accomplished, professional women who volunteer their time as mentors.

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The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program launched in Palm Beach County in 2003. The program now helps more than 500 atrisk girls in Palm Beach County yearly through a network of more than 70 highly accomplished, professional women who volunteer their time as mentors. Since the inception of the program and through the generosity of its supporters and partners, it has awarded more than $5.4 million in college scholarships to at-risk high school girls. The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program has been recognized on the floor of U.S. Congress nine times and has been ranked a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator for three consecutive years, an achievement reached by only 12 percent of the more than 7,000 charities rated nationally. Women of Tomorrow positively transforms the lives of the at-risk girls it serves. Since the program’s inception, the organization has touched the lives of more than 15,000 high school girls in South Florida, Detroit and Philadelphia. Women of Tomorrow’s network of more than 500 professional women currently mentors almost 4,000 girls in close to 200 public high schools, with a 95 percent graduation rate among an at-risk population. O For more information, call 305-371-3330 or visit womenoftomorrow.org.

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Kravis Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala “Night Of Stars” An Electrifying Evening

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he Kravis Center for the Performing Arts rolled out the red carpet for its 25th anniversary with an all-star lineup at its gala, “Night of Stars.” Theater guests were treated to a champagne greeting and an over-the-top collaborative performance in Dreyfoos Hall. Some 500 gala guests attended a preshow cocktail reception and a post-performance dinner dance in the Gimelstob Ballroom. The annual benefit was chaired by longtime Kravis Center supporters Monika Preston and Kathryn Vecellio. Master showman Michael Feinstein hosted the star-studded performance and kept the audience engaged with his humor and love of show business. Feinstein, who has entertained at the Kravis Center each year of its quarter century history, also performed a few numbers. The show opened with a tap ensemble by Nouveau Productions followed by organist Cameron Carpenter. The crowd enjoyed the vocal talents of Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Denyce Graves, Neil Sedaka and Storm Large. Lil Buck and Jon Boogz seemed to defy gravity with their dance performance, while costumes from famous movies graced the stage in Greg Schreiner’s “Hollywood Revisited.”

This evening we celebrate the Kravis Center’s 25th anniversary season and say thank you to the extraordinary people who had the vision and leadership to build this incredible performing arts center. We honor all of our loyal donors who ensure that the Kravis Center remains true to its mission to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County. – Kathryn Vecellio, event chair

Kathryn and Leo Vecellio

As guests made their way from the performance into the Gimelstob Ballroom, Marcia Mitchell Music filled the room with upbeat melodies. Treated to world-class service and cuisine by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center, the evening’s dinner gave the earlier performance a run for its money. “This evening we celebrate the Kravis Center’s 25th anniversary season and say thank you to the extraordinary people who had the vision and leadership to build this incredible performing arts center,” said Vecellio. “We honor all of our loyal donors who ensure that the Kravis Center remains true to its mission to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County. We also want to thank and honor our three honorary gala chairs, Alexander Dreyfoos, William Meyer and Jane Mitchell, who have all served as board chairs for the Kravis Center.” Added Preston: “The support of everyone here tonight enables the Kravis Center to offer the world-class performances and arts education programs which so significantly enrich all of our lives. We are appreciative of the continued support of all the gala sponsors who have made this evening possible.” O For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org. 150

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SEEING IS BELIEVING

Judi & Craig Donoff have seen first-hand how the many JFS programs assist our community from children to seniors; that’s why the Donoffs have chosen to convert their Donor Advised Fund into a permanent endowment to ensure the continuity of these programs after their lifetime.

GIVING IS A FAMILY TRADITION

Illana and Samy Dwek wanted to continue their family’s tradition of supporting their local community and always giving to those most in need. That is why the Dweks chose to make a bequest in their will to JFS, ensuring the continuity of our programs after their lifetime.

MAKING AN IMPACT Michele and David Katzman are dedicated to helping others. In order to ensure the continuity of their impact after their lifetime, they chose to name JFS as a beneficiary in their IRA.

HOW BLESSED ARE WE? This question is frequently posed by Diane & Larry Feldman when surrounded by the seniors they support through the Feldman Family Diamond & Adventure Clubs. That is why the Feldmans chose to make a bequest in their will to JFS, ensuring the continuity of their programs after their lifetime.

I AM NOT JUST THE CEO, I AM A DONOR TOO As the CEO of JFS, I want to help those in need now and in the future. That’s why I named JFS as a beneficiary in my life insurance policy so I can ensure our programs and services continue long after my lifetime.


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APRIL 14 Ariana Grande is returning to her home turf on her international Dangerous Woman Tour, with a 7:30 p.m. show at AmericanAirlines Arena. The 23-year-old singer, who was born and raised in Boca Raton, recently veered from her bubblegum pop sound into edgier territory with her latest album, “Dangerous Woman,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum. Concert-goers can expect plenty of tunes from that record, including the title track, “Into You”; “Side to Side”; and “Be Alright” – as well as some fresh fashion. At her recent double-header concerts at Madison Square Garden, the pop star wore custom outfits by celebrity fashion designer Bryan Hearns. Of course, some things never change, and fans can count on Grande’s signature ponytail, powerful voice and over-the-top choreography and staging.

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happenings  calendar April 1-30 “Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar” Show times vary.

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April 4-9 “Jersey Boys” Show times vary. April 20 An Evening With David Sedaris Show begins at 8 p.m.

American Airlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com April 2, 10, 12 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary.

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April 3, 6, 8 Florida Panthers Hockey Games begin at 8 p.m. April 7-9 Disney On Ice Presents “Worlds Of Enchantment” Show times vary. April 14 Ariana Grande Show begins at 7:30 p.m. April 29 Red Hot Chili Peppers Show begins at 8 p.m.

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April 26 Neil Diamond – 50th Anniversary World Tour Show begins at 8 p.m. THE WILD BOYS: Duran Duran will bring their ’80s sound at 8 p.m. on April 5 at Hard Rock Live

Coral Springs Center For The Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 954-3445999; coralspringscenter forthearts.com April 6 “The Price Is Right Live!” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com April 1 Katt Williams – Great America Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

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The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute in the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion

KEEPING THE PROMISE:

Boca Raton Regional Hospital celebrates 50 years of saving lives In April 1962, when Gloria and Robert

Thus began a story that would culmi-

Drummond’s two young children, Debra

nate in what came to be known as the

and James Randall, were fatally poi-

“Miracle on Meadows Road” – a hospital

soned by a neighbor, Boca Raton was

built for the community, by the commu-

just a small village of fewer than 10,000

nity, today known as nationally recognized

residents. By the time the family reached

Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

the nearest hospital, some 30 minutes away, doctors were unable to save the children’s lives. The Drummonds vowed to never let the lack of a local hospital result in the loss of other lives. With the enthusiastic support of fellow residents, they set out to raise the funds to build a hospital of their own.

Debra and James Randall Drummond PROMOTION


With Gloria Drummond’s leadership, the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League was formed just four months later and soon grew to more than 700 members. Despite consultants who advised that Boca Raton would never sustain a community hospital, the League persevered, establishing a thrift shop and holding fundraisers, including an annual black-tie ball and the “Fiesta de Boca Raton,” a Spanish-themed party that lasted for days. One in every three households in Boca Raton contributed to the building campaign. By 1967, the League had raised sufficient funds and Boca Raton Community Hospital, the “Miracle on Meadows Road” opened on July 17th with 104 beds. The Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League provided volunteers and raised funds; today, the League continues to play a valuable and meaningful role in the lives of patients and staff.

Gloria Drummond

Despite consultants who advised that Boca Raton would never sustain a community hospital, the League persevered…By 1967, the League had raised sufficient funds and Boca Raton Community Hospital, the “Miracle on Meadows Road” opened on July 17th with 104 beds.

Fiesta de Boca Raton

Throughout the 1970s, Boca Raton Community Hospital grew to a nine-floor, 394-bed hospital. As the community flourished, the hospital kept pace. The decade of the 90s saw the opening of the Women’s Center and the Medical Imaging Center in the Debbie-Rand Memorial Pavilion, the Lynn Regional Cancer Center, the highly anticipated new maternity wing, later PROMOTION

named Toppel Family Place, and Davis Therapy Centers. Through the generous philanthropy of community members, the Hospital continued to grow. In 2006, the Christine E. Lynn Heart Institute was established, the first openheart program in Palm Beach County in more than 22 years. With advances in cardiac and vascular care, the center was renamed the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute and has been cited twice as one of the Top Hospitals with Great Cardiovascular Programs by Becker’s Hospital Review.


The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion was created in 2008 and is one of the largest cancer programs in the state of Florida. The award-winning, $73 million, 98,000 square-foot Pavilion houses the Hospital’s imaging, radiation, chemotherapy, cancer support services and clinical research, as well as the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics. In 2013, Becker’s Hospital Review also recognized the Lynn Cancer Institute as one of the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. Boca Raton Community Hospital was renamed Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 2010, to more accurately convey its growing capabilities as an advanced, academic medical center and its broadening geographical service area. In the last decade, services have expanded at a rapid rate:

The Gallery in the Marcus Neuroscience Institute’s Schmidt Family Pavilion

✦ The Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine enhanced and expanded the Hospital’s Emergency Department in 2011. ✦ In 2012, Bernie Marcus, former CEO of The Home Depot, his wife, Billi, and the Marcus Foundation gifted Boca Regional $25 million to create the Marcus Neuroscience Institute in the Schmidt Family Pavilion. The facility opened in January 2015, serving as a state-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic and neurosurgical patients in the region. ✦ The Irving and Barbara C. Gutin Center for Robotic surgery opened in 2012 and has grown into the busiest robotic surgery center in Palm Beach County.

✦ The stunning new Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute in the DebbieRand Memorial Pavilion opened in 2015, providing women in South Florida with a continuum of care that addresses their unique medical needs. The 46,000 square-foot facility offers the expertise of renowned clinicians, the most advanced imaging technology in the region and a myriad of holistic and educational programs, as well as support groups. ✦ In March 2017, the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute opened, a gift from Elaine J. Wold in honor and memory of her dear friend. The Institute offers a comprehensive array of advanced rehabilitative therapies and technology.

Groundbreaking 1965. On the podium, Dick Murray. From left standing, Robert Drummond, Frank Dawson, James Caldwell, Mike Brennan and Gloria Drummond.

For half a century, the Hospital has remained independent and not-for-profit, relying on the philanthropic spirit of the community. “The generosity of our donors has made our lifesaving services possible,” said Mark Larkin, President of Boca Regional’s Foundation. “As you walk throughout our campus, this longstanding tradition of philanthropy is readily evident.” The Hospital’s clinical expertise, technology and unique programs such as oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health, emergency medicine and the neurosciences have garnered national recognition for its quality of care. The Hospital also serves as the primary teaching site for Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs.

“What Gloria Drummond envisioned over five decades ago when she began her quest to establish a hospital in Boca Raton has become a magnificent reality. The promise she made galvanized a city then…and motivates and drives our doctors, employees, volunteers and philanthropists today.” – Jerry Fedele, President & CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital

PROMOTION


Anthony Lee, MD, in the Hybrid Operating Room

Recognized for excellence by such sources as U.S. News & World Report as a top ranked regional hospital, National Research Corporation as a Consumer Choice Award recipient for high quality and image and

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the most “Top Docs” in Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Regional Hospital – the “Miracle on Meadows Road” – has transformed itself from a capable community hospital into an

institution in the vanguard of medicine today. “What Gloria Drummond envisioned over five decades ago when she began her quest to establish a hospital in Boca Raton has become a magnificent reality,” said

Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “The promise she made galvanized a city then… and motivates and drives our doctors, employees, volunteers and philanthropists today.”

For information on how you can join in the effort to support the lifesaving services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital or to sign up for a monthly e-newsletter, please call the Foundation at 561-955-4142 or visit www.brrh.com/foundation.

745 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486 • 561.955.4142 • www.brrh.com PROMOTION


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MUSIC MEN: Boston will rock the house at 8 p.m. on April 14 at Hard Rock Live; (below) Neil Sedaka will croon your favorites at 7 p.m. on April 5 at The Broward Center

Kravis Center For The Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org April 11 The Four Tops And The Temptations Show begins at 8 p.m. April 15 Chris Botti Show begins at 8 p.m. April 27-30 Soul Crooners Show times vary.

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April 8 Zucchero – Black Cat Live Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

April 8 Dionne Warwick Show begins at 8 p.m.

April 22 Todrick Hall – Straight Outta Oz Tour Show begins at 8:30 p.m.

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Pompano Beach Amphitheater

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April 5 Neil Sedaka Show begins at 7 p.m.

April 11-16, 28-30 Miami Marlins Baseball Game times vary.

April 6 Buddy Guy & The Rides Show begins at 8 p.m.

April 9 Lee Ann Womack Show begins at 7 p.m.

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happenings  calendar The Fillmore Miami Beach At The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6737300; fillmoremb.com April 21 Marsha Ambrosius & Eric Benét Show begins at 8:30 p.m.

events April 1 6th Annual Fancy Jeans Party This one-of-a-kind event focuses on interactive entertainment and includes surprise appearances, a Best Dressed Fancy Jeans contest, a raffle and a silent auction.

Benefits Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation. Takes place at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-7126322 or visit jjccf.org. April 1 Florida Atlantic University President’s Gala Providing scholarships and support for FAU students, this multilevel event will feature gourmet dining, a full open bar, live entertainment, auction items and more. Takes place at

SOULFUL SOUND: The Four Tops and The Temptations will team up at 8 p.m. on April 11 at the Kravis Center

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Greenberg Foundation Tower at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-297-3737 or visit faugala.info. April 1 Mallets And Martinis Guests will experience

culinary delights, fanciful beverages, extraordinary auction items, croquet fun and more. Benefits Vita Nova Village. Takes place at National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-689-0035 or visit malletsandmartinis.com. The Four Tops

April 1 Seventh Annual CityPlace Art Fair More than 100 of the finest artists in the country will showcase a wide array of media, including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, handmade jewelry and much more. Takes place at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. March 31 & April 1 Trash To Treasures And Plant Sale The Boca Raton Garden Club’s annual sale offers hundreds of plant and gardening accessories as well as gently used treasures and a clothing boutique. Takes place at Boca


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happenings  calendar April 4 Boca West Foundation’s A Concert For The Children “Dreamgirl” Jennifer Hudson will headline the concert. 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 5 BP Industry Icon Event The featured speaker is Howard Greenberg, former publisher and CEO of SunSentinel Media Group. Breakfast will be served with dietary laws observed. Takes place at Zinman Hall at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in Boca Raton. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561-8523128 or visit bocafed.org. April 6 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.

Raton Garden Club. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-395-9376 or visit bocaratongardenclub.org. April 1 & 2 38th Annual Hatsume Fair Experience taiko drumming performances, martial 166

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 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-4950233 or visit morikami.org.

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April 3 Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Great Golf For A Great Cause Event Join the nonprofit for lunch and a shotgun tee-off followed by cocktails, dinner and an awards presenta-

HAVE ONE ON ME: Ron White will bring his unique brand of humor at 8 p.m. on April 27 at Hard Rock Live

tion. Takes place at Delaire Country Club in Delray Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561852-5013 or visit ralesjfs.org.

April 7 22nd Annual Bank Of America Wine, Spirits And Culinary Celebration The event features more than 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and a sampling of more than 100 wines, spirits and craft beers. Takes place at Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-713-0918 or visit modsevents.org.


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happenings  calendar April 7-9 Delray Affair The event features more than 500 exhibitors, including artists, crafters and food vendors from Delray Beach and all over the country. Takes place along Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-274-4663 or visit delrayaffair.com. April 8 The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Annual Fundraiser Visit the coolest new hotel on Miami Beach for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Takes place at Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 305576-3006 or visit kidshear now.org. April 8 Healthy Kids Day Healthy Kids Day will encourage children and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active this summer. Takes place at Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-395-9622 or visit ymcaspbc.org.

April 15 Great American Clean-Up Join millions across America for the nation’s largest community-service program, cleaning up beaches and mangroves. Takes place at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561-544-8605 or visit gumbolimbo.org. April 15 Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Easter Egg Hunt Children can roam the gardens while discovering hidden eggs in the midst of Sophie Ryder’s monumental rabbit sculptures and Todd McGrain’s memorialized bird sculptures. Takes place at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561832-5328 or visit ansg.org. April 15 Flagler Museum Annual Easter Egg Hunt Children are invited to hunt for more than 7,000 eggs on the museum grounds, which will be sectioned into age-appropriate

areas, including toddlers. Takes place at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us. April 19 Shine Like A Star Luncheon This luncheon features speaker Monica Lewinksy. Benefits Levis JCC’s Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-8523253 or visit levisjcc.org. April 20 In Jacobs Shoes Seventh Annual Celebration – Every Sole Counts Enjoy cocktails, dinner and entertainment while raising funds for shoes, backpacks, school supplies and grants for underprivileged children. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-905-2505 or visit injacobsshoes.org.

IN STEP: The Soul Crooners will take you back April 27-30 at the Kravis Center

April 22 Eighth Annual BFF Blooming Bash This event features live and silent auctions, cocktails and dinner. Benefits Best Foot Forward. Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-4708300 or visit bestfoot.org. April 27 Women Of Tomorrow Fourth Annual Wine Dinner Enjoy a silent auction and a wine-pairing dinner. Hosted by the 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 305-371-3331 or visit womenoftomorrow.org. April 28 Men With Caring Hearts Luncheon This annual event honors male volunteers who have improved the lives of Palm Beach County residents. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561391-7274 or visit ffcdc.org. April 28 Sixth Annual Celebration Of The Arts Live music, an indoor art gallery and an open mic show will showcase the talents of the Lynn University faculty, students, staff and alumni. Takes place at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-2377360 or visit lynn.edu. April 28 THROUGH May 15 LEGO Takeover! Kids of all ages (and grownups, too) are invited to build, play and then put their work on display. Takes place at

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The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. Start times vary. For more information, call 561-775-7750. April 29 Debbie’s Dream Foundation 8th Annual Dream Makers Gala The evening features a silent auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing and gambling. Benefits Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. Takes place at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-475-1200 or visit debbiesdream.org. April 29 SOS Florida 20th Annual Hope & Home Gala Featuring dining, dancing and live and silent auctions, this event benefits SOS Florida’s goal to help local foster children. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-7940150 or visit sosflorida.com. April 30 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Annual Walk/Run Join thousands of walkers and runners making strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Takes place at Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 877-2756233 or visit madd.org. April 30 THROUGH May 1 Annual N.I.C.K.s Dinner, Auction & Golf Classic Join the Chiera Family Foundation for the annual dinner and auction, followed by golf at The Old Course. Takes place at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton. Start times vary. For more information, call 954480-8809 or visit chiera familyfoundation.com. O


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happenings  flash FOOD FOR THE POOR BUILDING HOPE GALA Food for the Poor welcomed nearly 400 guests to its 22nd Annual Building Hope Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Donors pledged to build 50 homes for destitute families in Haiti. David and Patricia Wallace were honored with the Lifetime of Giving Award. Boca Raton native Paige Kornblue, a former anchor and reporter at WPTV, was emcee for the event, which featured cocktails, a silent auction, dining and dancing.

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happenings  flash JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY LION OF JUDAH LUNCHEON At the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s annual Lion of Judah Luncheon, 430 compassionate women gathered to celebrate philanthropy and hear the keynote speaker, documentary filmmaker Nancy Spielberg. Hosted at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, the event also honored 65 new Lions.

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JDRF GEM OF AN EVENING GALA JDRF recently held its 32nd annual Gem of an Evening Gala at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. More than 260 guests attended the affair, themed “Reach for the Stars,� which kicked off with a cocktail reception and a silent auction. There was a Kendra Scott raffle, a wine auction and music by Mr. Hot Pepper. Guests then enjoyed dinner, dancing and a special performance by Rupert Holmes. Emcee Jay Cashmere and auctioneer Tim Luke also hosted a live auction.

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happenings  flash RUTH & NORMAN RALES JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES REFLECTIONS OF HOPE LUNCHEON Leading mental health advocate and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy shared his personal struggle with mental illness and addiction with more than 500 attendees at the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services 5th Annual Reflections of Hope Luncheon: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness. The luncheon, emceed by WPTV Channel 5 meteorologist Glenn Glazer, took place at Boca West Country Club.

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CHILD RESCUE COALITION ANNUAL GALA

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

BOCA ISLES SOUTH

10986 BAL HARBOR DR

FRERE DANIELLA

E & E INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

$464,000

$460,000

03-JUN-16

BOCA ISLES SOUTH

19634 BISCAYNE BAY DR

SILVERA GLENN

SAMUEL MARTIN

$465,000

$355,000

28-JUN-02

BOCA KEYS

824 FORSYTH ST

MONROIG MIGUEL

JAMES A & NOHRA GAGLIARDI REV TRUST

$1,148,000

$1,005,000

25-OCT-13

BOCA LAKES

2614 NW 41ST ST

LAKE JO ANNE

UNKEL GARY R

$510,000

BOCA LAKES

4350 NW 26TH AVE

MAYA ELIZABETH C

GOODMAN PEGGY TR

$422,000

$213,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - WHISPER TRACE

5337 NW 21ST AVE

WOJCIK EWA

FIRESTONE WAYNE

$253,000

$335,000

15-FEB-02

ESTANCIA

6711 S GRANDE DR

CERANSKI JAMIE L

BERNE JENNIFER L

$565,000

$274,000

01-JUN-99

ESTANCIA

20763 SOROLLA TER

DANIELS ROCHELLE

PROSCIA VITO C

$590,000

$255,000

01-JUN-91

LEXINGTON ESTATES

22198 CRESSMONT PL

MASON KEVIN

COURT ALENE J

$505,000

$246,300

01-JAN-94

MARINA DEL MAR ESTATES

5231 DEERHURST CRESCENT CIR

MOSS KEVIN MICHAEL

ALTNEU JASON S

$467,000

$333,000

14-JUN-16

MILLPOND

4008 NW 24TH TER

VASCONCELOS CAMILA MARINHO

RUSSELL GORDON A

$625,000

$245,000

01-NOV-84

MISSION BAY - THE ISLES

10799 SANTA ROSA DR

BAHHUR HUSAM

TERSAKYAN JENIFER

$565,000

$445,000

02-NOV-11

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

15965 D ALENE DR

JOFFE LAUREN

GARCIA ELISA D

$1,435,000

$2,100,000

26-JUL-07

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16344 MIRA VISTA LN

ORENSTEIN JEFFREY

KOBIN RITA G INDIV TRUSTEE

$675,000

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

6810 PORTSIDE DR

SERLE DAVID

GRSW STEWART REAL ESTATE TRUST

$570,000

$615,000

28-APR-16

PALM BEACH FARMS

1660 SW 14TH DR

JENNINGS JAMES DOUGLAS

BLUE WAVE ENTERPRISES LLC

$125,000

$270,000

30-SEP-13

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 237

DOVIDIO M CHRISTINE

DENNIS EDWARD A

$286,000

$152,250

16-FEB-11

PARKSIDE

2035 PARKSIDE CIR S

MILLER EVAN C

ISAACSON TIMOTHY G

$700,000

$480,000

12-AUG-08

POLO CLUB - VILLE DE CAPRI

17448 VIA CAPRI

BOBKIN ARNOLD

WEISBARD BRUCE S

$315,000

$275,000

26-JAN-01

POLO CLUB - WINDSOR PARKE

5218 WINDSOR PARKE DR

BEANE JONATHAN

GINOTTI JULIE I

$205,018

$310,000

27-FEB-09

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10-FEB-16

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

SATURNIA

19221 NATURES VIEW CT

RAYMAN JASON D

EMIHOVICH MELISSA

$716,500

SATURNIA

19609 ESTUARY DR

ADLER LAUREN

OHRN RICHARD

$512,500

$540,000

31-AUG-11

24-NOV-15

SEASONS OF BOCA RATON

3265 NW 62ND LN

GRUSHOFF JULIE

VOLOKHINE GINA

$850,690

$865,000

01-JUN-16

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

7212 QUEENFERRY CIR

CAHN LLC

MILLAMAX DEVELOPMENT LLC

$4,133,029

$800,000

02-FEB-15

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

17783 LAKE ESTATES DR

PORTNOY CHERYL

ROTH HOWARD

$2,200,000

$450,000

01-DEC-92

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

10674 STONEBRIDGE BLVD

SKLAR ELISE

REED SELMA E INDIV TRUSTEE

$320,000

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

10478 STONEBRIDGE BLVD

MANENT ANALOU

LEVINE ARNOLD

$335,000

$371,000

01-SEP-91

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9620 BRIDGEBROOK DR

MAHER TIMOTHY B

STONE DEBRA JOY

$1,200,000

$1,300,000

17-DEC-09

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

17655 CADENA DR

TRAINA VINCENT

RICHMOND AMER HOMES OF FLORIDA LP

$1,946,885

$18,900,000

07-MAY-13

THE SHORES

11072 BLUE CORAL DR

SCHWARTZ JEFFREY MICHAEL

LEXICON GOVT SERVICES LLC

$500,000

$530,000

01-JUL-16

THE SHORES

11411 SEA GRASS CIR

NAPORKO MAXIM

FRANK SCOTT

$509,000

$345,000

14-JUN-02

THE VINEYARDS

9640 VINEYARD CT

CORTELAZZO ANDREWS

DDIO KRISTAN

$390,000

TIMBERCREEK

2906 NW 23RD CT

TIERNAN TRAVIS

YOUNGLING BARBARA

$475,000

TIMBERCREEK

2702 TIMBERCREEK CIR NW

GROSSMAN TRACEY

LEHMANN JEANNETTE S

$568,500

$637,500

TOWNSEND PLACE CONDOMINIUM

500 SE MIZNER BLVD A105

OLFERT NELSON ROSS

REIMER JAMES

$800,000

$750,000

TROPIC ISLE

934 CYPRESS DR

SOMERS HENRY

RICHARDS REV LIVING TRUST

$975,000

WATERSIDE

23368 WATER CIR

OSOWSKI ROBERT M JR

PESA PATRICK J JR

$400,000

WOODFIELD CC - VICTORIA ISLES

5810 NW 42ND TER

TABOR GREGORY

KEENE BEATRICE E INDIV TRUSTEE

$270,000

$248,750

10-DEC-99

WOODFIELD CC - VICTORIA ISLES

4230 NW 58TH LN

ARONOFF ELAINE

SAIDEL SCOTT F

$195,000

$195,000

17-JAN-16

WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB

4880 HUNTERS WAY

MAXIM JESICA

BORG DEAN J

$845,000

$699,000

01-JUL-03

04-SEP-02

26-MAR-14 30-JUN-16 01-NOV-05 25-FEB-11 22-APR-15 31-AUG-05

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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65,000 cancer inquires, developed 12 national support and education programs and educated more than 32,000 students on 150 campuses across the country. In Florida alone, it has trained more than 400 healthcare professionals and participated in 225 educational events.

Currently, Sharsheret needs volunteers to participate in Team Sharsheret races and walks, host local events and help train medical professionals. O For more information, call 866-4742774 or email info@sharsheret.org.


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LETS CALL IT A DAY AT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB. Boca West Country Club values its partnership with tennis pro and WTA rising star Christina McHale and wishes her the best at the U.S. Open. Boca West’s Tennis Center

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