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From “Dynasty” To Depression And Back

Linda Evans Opens Up About Battle With Mental Illness

The Mother Of All Feuds

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contents “DYNASTY” 66 FROM TO DEPRESSION AND BACK

Linda Evans’ Personal Battle With Mental Illness

MOTHER 70 THE OF ALL FEUDS Emmy-Award Winner’s Documentary Reveals Personal Journey From Foes To Friendship

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WALK WITH PURSE-IN-ALITY Spring Forward With Chic Shoes And Haute Handbags

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FROM “DYNASTY” TO DEPRESSION AND BACK Linda Evans Opens Up About Battle With Mental Illness

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elcome to our Women’s Issue, where we celebrate all things female, from our fashion and style to our families and our fortitude. We are sure you will recognize tennis great, and our cover model, Maria Sharapova. Get to know this amazing woman who is truly on point, on and off the court, in “This Modern Woman Is On The Ball” (page 60). Also in this issue, we spoke with Linda Evans during her recent Boca Raton visit for the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ Third Annual Reflections Of Hope luncheon. For the first time, Evans publicly shared her personal battle with mental illness. Read “From ‘Dynasty’ To Depression And Back” (page 66) and you will surely embrace and admire Evans as much as we did. Closer to home, we went one-on-one with mother and daughter duo Mildred and Gayle Kirschenbaum in “The Mother Of All Feuds” (page 70), focusing on Gayle’s new documentary, “Look At Us Now, Mother!” and the process of healing and forgiveness in their tumultuous relationship. Next, we switch gears to something most women cannot resist: chic shoes and haute handbags. Peruse through “Walk With PurseIn-Ality”, a fabulous and fun fashion feature where Manolos and Fendis aren’t just accessories, they have a personality all their own. Also inside, we tackle two topics close to many women’s hearts: cake and bareness. Trust us: you’ll want to devour “Undressed For Success” (page 82), a revealing piece on naked cakes and how they expose a simple, yet beautiful style. On a more personal note, women are a true sisterhood and anyone who has a sister knows that it is a special gift. When I was almost eight years old, I was blessed with the joy of a baby sister. After a long tenure as an only child, I had my own real-life human to play with, dress up, spoil, and incessantly tease. Growing up, we never went to the same schools or had the same friends and she is, after all, the prodigal daughter a law firm partner and Harvard graduate.

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ARRESTING AROMA: Erwin Creed

When the well-appointed fashionistas descended upon Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton last month for the Spring Beauty Symposium, a gathering of beauty insiders, there was a most handsome bachelor in the crowd. Direct from Paris, Erwin Creed - dark tousled hair, irresistible French accent, and a personal air about him that defines the very essence of who he is. That is, a guy whose family has been making perfumes for royalty and movie stars, aristocrats and blue bloods, for more than 250 years. “I used to dislike going to the factory,” he says, “I would rather drive my bike to the Motocross tracks.” But business is business, especially when it’s all in the family. Today Creed, 34, and his father, Olivier, 71, are the family’s sixth- and seventh-generation perfumers, operating the still-growing House of Creed outside of Paris. This spring, Erwin Creed stopped in Florida during his U.S. business tour to sample some South Beach night life and discuss with us, in his deliciously thick French accent, how a little bit of the right perfume goes a long way. It was Erwin Creed’s great, great, great, great, great grandfather, James Henry Creed who, in 1760, opened what was then a tailoring business in London. Today, Erwin and his sister are both involved with House of Creed, along with their father. Truth be told, Creed’s life would probably make for good reality TV, and he’s supposedly had a few offers through the years. He’s handsome. He’s well-connected. He loves driving race cars and skiing down the most challenging mountains. “People have thought that I was crazy since I was 12 years old,” he says. But he does, indeed, make his living through smell. It’s an art he says he learned from his grandmother, who taught him to appreciate the scents of nature, whether it was fresh-mowed grass or a field of cow manure. Most of the House of Creed perfumes and colognes are described as earthy, musky, even fruity. What scent does he wear? He doesn’t. “I want to be able to smell what’s around me,” he explains. Erwin Creed is still waiting to discover his signature scent. (His dad is well-known for the 1980s Green Irish Tweed, a favorite scent of Robert De Niro’s.) And until he finds his own special blend? “We spend a few hours in the morning, smelling, because my nose is more sensitive in the morning,” Creed says. “Then we rest and smell again.” And that’s how it’s been, for seven interesting generations. – Emily J. Minor APRIL 2015

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BRIGHT SPOT Osvaldo Perez can put a smile on a woman’s face in seconds. Even if he has to draw it on. That would be no problem for the Cuban-born makeup artist who was trained by the best of the best – the House of Chanel, YSL, Christian Dior and Guerlain. Perez, better known as O.P., is the founder of Miami-based O.P. Makeup Studio Cosmetics which offers “luxury products at very affordable prices.” The one-stop shop offers everything from powder to eye pencils – even night and day creams – all designed to be easy to use in keeping with

his motto: “keep it simple.” He also created O.P. Makeup Studio Productions, allowing him and a “dream team” to produce fashion shows for Make-A-Wish and other national and local organizations. His latest claim to fame? Being face-to-face with contestants in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant while he “made the most beautiful women even more beautiful.” The experience inspired him to create the Dawn to Dusk Universal Palette designed to take women “from day to night in just a few brush strokes.” His mission: “Making the world more beautiful one woman at a time.” We’re in! Where do we sign up? – Linda Haase BELLEZA UNIVERSAL: Osvaldo Perez and Miss Universe contestants

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OFF TO THE RACES “Today” co-anchors Natalie Morales and Erica Hill have issued the ultimate challenge: Join them April 19 for what Morales calls the “ultimate girl bonding moment.” This is no simple get-together – they’re hoping about 10,000 others will take part in the 2015 More/Fitness/Shape Women’s Half-Marathon, a 13.1 mile run through Central Park. The race - known as one of the largest women’s-only half marathons in the country – is gearing up for its 12th year with the prom-

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ise of fun, fitness and camaraderie. “Central Park is overwhelmed with women. It’s a very inspirational event,” Morales told Today viewers. The perky TV personalities, who are cohosting the event, are avid runners. “I’ve hit the pavement for health, strength, weight loss, mental clarity and raising money for charities and causes close to my heart,” says Hill, who has been running for more than 20 years. “Yet if I had to pick one thing that keeps me going, it isn’t anything on that list. My biggest motivator is the pack of women I have run with over the years. They are my sisters — the women who inspire me, push me, pick me up and help keep me grounded.” Let’s hear it for the girls. For more information or to register for the race, visit morefitnesshalf.nyrr.org.

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We’re definitely loving the ultra-white trend for spring and we’re seeing on the runways that it continues into twelve months of the year. It’s still chic no matter when you’re wearing it.

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Mary Reis and Joann Haros, co-presidents of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Delray Beach with last year’s winner, Steve Swanson.

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CLOTHES ENCOUNTER Cleaning out the closet can make even the most self-assured woman teary-eyed. Between the clothes that used to fit and the shoes that everyone has seen a million times, it seems like there’s absolutely nothing to wear. A solution: the online clothing resale marketplace. It’s a chance to sell your designer items. And, of course, buy more without leaving the comfort of your home. We’re talking designer duds. Items like Tory Burch totes. Louis Vuitton shoulder bags. Michael Kors dresses. Chanel. Hermes. Jewelry and watches from Cartier, Rolex, and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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REAL MEN DO BAKE The GFWC Woman’s Club of Del-

ray Beach has cooked up an interesting fundraiser. It’s the Real Men Bake event – and they’ve rounded up 25 volunteer chefs who will be whipping up mouth-watering fare and serving it up in style at the Sundy House starting at 6 p.m. on April 20. “If you are culinary connoisseur you won’t want to miss our Real Men Bake event,” says Lynne Wolff, chair of the committee organizing the delectable event. “Our bakers go out of their way to come up with outstanding entries, all hoping to win the votes of our guests.” Prizes will be given to the chefs who garner the popular vote – along with those who entries are deemed the best by a professional chef. The event, in its

fifth year, benefits several Delray Beach non-profit organizations, including the Delray Beach Public Library and a scholarship fund at Atlantic High School. On tap: tempting fare like Pineapple Piña Colada, Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, appetizers and main dishes – sweet and savory treats galore. Last year’s winner Steve Swanson and Delray Beach Public Library Director Alan Kornblau are expected to be among the chefs - along with local business and community leaders, police and fire rescue personnel. Apparently real men do bake. We think they even eat quiche. For more information, to sign up to bake or purchase tickets call 561-3019045 or visit gfwc-delray.org.

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A Village Helps Jewelry Designer Jennifer Zeuner Juggle Busy LifeBY LINDA HAASE ife is a whirlwind for Jennifer Zeuner. But the Boca Raton mother of four, successful entrepreneur, jewelry designer and community activist balances it with the grace of the Flying Wallendas. Her advice to other women looking for equilibrium? “Surround yourself with people that you can trust and count on. I often need to focus on my kids and their activities, but I know that our team at work is extremely reliable and competent and everything is running smoothly without me,” says the 42 year old. “When I travel for work I can count on generous and loving grandparents and trustworthy babysitters. My Instagram tag line is ‘It takes a village’ because it really does.” Indeed. Her Jennifer Zeuner Fall/Winter collection was just unveiled in Paris and she’s gearing up for a May 9 trunk show at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbor (plans are underway for one in Boca Raton as well). Her new fine jewelry collection will debut soon. And, she’s planning her second oldest’s bar mitzvah in Israel this summer. Her morning sojourns keep her sane – and in shape. “I like to run early in the mornings by myself. I enjoy the silence before the craziness of making breakfast for six,” she says. “I also find that the

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Surround yourself with people that you can trust and count on. I often need to focus on my kids and their activities, but I know that our team at work is extremely reliable and competent and everything is running smoothly without me. best ideas, whether it’s a new necklace or the perfect birthday gift, often come to me during my runs.” Her jewelry – worn by celebs including Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé and featured on Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Marie Claire – fuses modern and spiritual elements. “We are well-known for our good luck motifs such as eyes, hands and wishbones. This latest col30

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lection was more about layering pieces, especially rings, chains and lariats that complement our existing ones,” says Zeuner. “Our collection is never about a single statement piece. It’s about the conscious, personalized combination of different pieces. Ultimately, it can and often does tell a story.” Other things also make her line unique: “We offer great jewelry that’s relatively affordable

and often worn by celebrities whose style people admire and emulate. We also keep evolving our designs and try to offer jewelry that’s fashion forward without being too trendy.” And, she says, it’s perfect for South Florida. “It is light and won’t make anyone feel hotter. Our body chains and long lariats, which are extremely popular right now, look perfect with a bathing suit at the beach.” O Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry is sold at retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Holt Renfrew, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shopbop and Intermix and at jenniferzeuner.com.


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Amorous Exploits Pepper “Second Best Exotic Marigold”BY BILL BOWEN rying to recapture the zany culture clash of British pensioners cast into the dusty and overcrowded Indian subcontinent, overrun with smoky motorbikes and free-range livestock, is a tall order, but director John Madden and his mostly intact ensemble cast rekindle the magic with “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Yes, that’s right, they took the non sequitur title and enlarged on it with the self-deprecatory “Second Best,” perhaps acknowledging the ultimate shortcomings of sequels. But Ol Parker’s second script pulls it off nicely while continuing to rely on the irresistible montage of octogenarians carrying on like teenagers. Returning residents Evelyn Greenslade (Judi Dench) and Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith), have settled in at the Marigold, a dilapidated dump that dashed their hopes, then won them over with its simple charms. Donnelly is the business partner of the hotel’s effusive owner Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel); his twin desires of marrying Sunaina (Tina Desai) and expanding his empire, by purchasing another hotel, drive the plot. Kapoor is capable of delivering dialogue at a Niagara Falls-like pace and his enthusiastic demeanor steals many scenes, but much of the comedic impetus of this film, like its

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gering hormones, the script lives off one-liners about declining faculties and uncertain futures. Well, that and harrowing street scenes of jitneys dodging water buffaloes in the Indian state of Rajasthan, where the film was mostly shot in the cities of Jaipur and Udaipur. Twin climaxes await, as Kapoor and Donnelly travel to America to try and secure financing to purchase

an additional hotel, and the wedding date approaches when Kapoor will wed Sunaina in a lively celebration that reveals the betrothed couple to be accomplished Bollywood dancers. Seriously, if you’ve never witnessed an Indian wedding, it’s about the most colorful and exotic thing you’ve seen since the Beatles visited the Maharishi there in 1968. Chambers and another newcomer, Lavinia Beech (Tamsin Greig) seem to have mysterious roles among the Marigold’s clientele, but all issues resolve satisfactorily in the allotted 122 minutes. And any movie that concludes with a Bollywood dance extravaganza must be called an uplifting charmer. O TIME: 2 hours, 2 minutes RATED: PG for some language and

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HAPPY ENDINGS

Chick Lit Always Brings A Smile To A Girl’s FaceBY LINDA HAASE Ahhhh, love. There’s something comforting about escaping into a romance novel that makes all things right in the world. The riveting plots, the twists-and-turns and the tender moments keep us believing in that boy-meets-girl, happy ending (even if it is a fantasy). We’ve chosen five engrossing books that will warm your heart. Warning: Keep the Kleenex handy.

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Author Graeme Simsion has created a character many can relate to – an orderly, evidence-based scientist who’s looking for love in all the wrong places. His solution? Creating “The Wife Project” to find his perfect partner. But when he meets Rosie Jarman, the antithesis of everything on his list, he is torn between following his head and following his heart. 34

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Don Tillman is a brilliant scientist, but socially challenged. “I have never found it easy to make friends and it seems that the deficiency that caused this has also affected my attempts at romantic relationships,” he admits. And when he shares his humorous rendition of his dates from hell, we don’t know whether to feel sorry for him or laugh uncontrollably. Author Graeme Simsion has created a character many can relate to – an orderly, evidence-based scientist who’s looking for love in all the wrong places. His solution? Creating “The Wife Project” to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey which filters out all he eschews: drinkers, smokers, late arrivers and more. But when he meets Rosie Jarman, the antithesis of everything on his list, he is torn between following his head and following his heart. What follows will resonate with anyone who has pursued love despite the challenges.


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Flirting With Felicity By Gerri Russell When Felicity Wright suddenly inherits the hotel where she works as the head chef, she’s determined not to let the opportunity turn into a recipe for disaster. But, of course, the plot thickens and things heat up when the late owner’s nephew, Blake Bancroft, challenges the will. The ensuing tug-of-war between the two – told with rich prose and humor – keeps this somewhat predicable story entertaining. This sweet tale includes all the requisite ingredients for love – and although the ending isn’t any surprise, the journey is a good, lighthearted read. Several mouthwatering recipes are included (we think the Peach Bellini would be the perfect drink to sip while getting lost in this story). This is Gerri Russell’s first contemporary romance – the former newspaper reporter is known for her historical novels, including “A Laird for Christmas” and “This Laird of Mine,” set in the Scottish Highlands. 36

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“Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again?” That’s the premise behind this love story, set in South Florida where author Heather Burch resides. Burch, no stranger to the world of romance novels, weaves an engrossing tale about a recent divorcee who has given up on love – until she finds a hidden box of love letters and tracks down the writer – and discovers the secrets that encase the correspondence. Stories that make you sigh is Burch’s trademark. “I call it the soul-mate factor. Enjoy the journey as we dive into characters who whether saving the world or just their own lives - find their inner strength and risk it all for that elusive thing called love,” she writes on her website.

Jojo Moyes, who writes from her farm in Essex, England, poses this question to readers: What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? That’s a tough question. But the award-winning writer tackles it with sensitivity and aplomb in her latest novel. She does it through her characters: Louisa Clark, an ordinary girl who loses her job at the Buttered Bun café and Will Traynor, ex-Master of the Universe, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. The two lives intersect when Clark takes a job helping Traynor navigate his life – one he isn’t sure is worth living. Moyes, a two-time winner of the Romance Novelists Association Book of the Year Award, and the author of “The Girl You Left Behind,” has penned another must-read with this tale. Her summary: “As inspiring as it is heartbreaking is the captivating tale of two people whose improbable romance sets them free.” O

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry By Gabrielle Zevin With its small town setting sporting a cranky, middle-aged bookstore owner, the theft of a prized possession and an unforeseen lifechanging delivery, this is one endearing novel. At the heart of the story is lonesome widower and independent bookstore owner A.J. Fikry, who has given up on people until a mysterious package appears, giving him a chance to change his life – and discover a happiness that has eluded him. This touching story shows how, when we least expect it, life can both surprise and delight us. The tale, set in a Martha’s Vineyard-type island, embraces not only a love between people, but also a love of books and the written word. “It is marvelously optimistic about the future of books and bookstores and the people who love both,” notes The Washington Post, which called it “entertaining, engaging and funny.”


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Boz Scaggs Tour Stops at Kravis Center BY LINDA HAASE ttention, Boz Scaggs fans. The Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter is bringing his soulful R&B, jazz, and guitar rock sound to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for an 8 p.m. show on April 15 and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on April 13. The tour stop comes on the heels of his recently released album – the first in two years. And if the hype for A Fool To Care is any indication, Scaggs, who was once a vocalist with the Steve Miller Band, is sure to stay at the top of the charts. The 12 songs were recorded in Nashville – in four days - with a core band including guitarist

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Ray Parker, Jr., bass player Willie Weeks, keyboardist Jim Cox and drummer Steve Jordan. Bonnie Raitt plays guitar and sings on “Hell to Pay” while Lucinda Williams performs a duet. Scaggs, known for his introspective lyrics, calls the album’s Latinpercussion single, “Last Tango on 16th Street,” “a poignant portrait in a late night stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District, the city’s oldest neighborhood. It’s a picture of its rhythms, its contrasts and colors in high focus.” It’s clear that he’s thrilled with his latest musical incarnation. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,”

says Scaggs, whose tunes include “We’re All Alone” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me” (from the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack). Scaggs, who was born William Royce Scaggs, grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. While at prep school in Dallas, he met Miller – and joined his group, the Marksmen, as a vocalist. The two attended the University of Wisconsin, where they played in blues bands including the

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Ardells and the Fabulous Night Trains. Scaggs later went solo, and his big break came with the album Silk Degrees in 1976. He has had his share of ups and downs – from Top 20 hits to the death of his son, Oscar, from a drug overdose. If he has learned anything, it’s how to persevere. O For more information, call 561-8327469 or visit kravis.org.


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NO CRYSTAL BALL NEEDED Psychic Theresa Caputo To See All At BB&T CenterBY LINDA HAASE eet Theresa Caputo – mom, wife and TLC reality TV star with a penchant for big hair and glitzy outfits. Dubbed the “Long Island Medium,” she’s captured viewers’ attention with her ability to communicate with the dead. The self-described psychic and New York Times bestselling author (“You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” and “There’s More to Life Than This”) will be stopping by the BB&T Center for “Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience” at 7:30 p.m. on April 7. “Whether you’re hoping for a reading yourself or you’re just interested in experiencing the psychic process live and in person, this is one event you won’t want to miss,” her website promises. She’ll also share her story – how she suffered from debilitating anxiety until she accepted her “gift” to communicate with souls in Heaven. “When I accepted my gift, I decided to use it to deliver healing messages that would help people learn, grow, and embrace life,” she notes on her website. “Considering I started this work with just a business card and word of mouth, I pinch myself when I think about what a crazy ride it’s been for a typical Long Island mom!” Just how does she communicate with those in another world? “I see, hear, and feel things differently than we do in the physical world. Spirit mostly speaks to me through a sixth sense—a kind of

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MR. TAMBOURINE MAN Bob Dylan Performs Classics at Broward CenterBY LINDA HAASE ob Dylan may be the most unpredictable musician out there. But that’s part of his inscrutable charm. What he lacks in charisma, he makes up for in talent. With blockbuster hits such as “Like A Rolling Stone,” “ Mr. Tambourine Man” and “All Along The Watchtower” and the ability to seamlessly shift from folk to blues to rock ‘n roll - it’s no wonder he’s had a huge fan base for the past 50 years. Longtime fans – and those who have just discovered this icon – won’t want to miss his April 21 show at 8 p.m. at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where they’ll no doubt be humming along with his classics as well as tunes from his latest album,

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Shadows in the Night. The album, his first since the 2012 worldwide hit Tempest, is a collection of Frank Sinatra tunes. For those who are surprised about his newest musical foray, the 73-year-old Grammy Awardwinning musician has this retort: “These songs, take’em or leave’em, if nothing else, are songs of great virtue. That’s what they are. If they sound trite and corny to somebody, well so much for that.” And for those who would compare the gravelly-voiced singer with Sinatra? “You must be joking. To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment. As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else,” he

tells AARP Magazine. A typical snappy comeback from the no-holds barred Dylan: author, painter and grandfather who is known for his sometimes depressing, yet witty, controversial lyrics about important social issues many other musicians ignore. His poetic lyrics have resounded for generations – and in 2008 he was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize Citation for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” He’s received many other accolades as well. Among them: his song “Like A Rolling Stone” was named No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and he’s been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. O For more information, call 954-4620222 or visit browardcenter.org.

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SISTAS FROM OTHER MISTAS Strong Women Support, Inspire, Empower And Are Good For Body & SoulBY EMILY J. MINOR t her therapy practice in Boca Raton, Leslie Rouder cherishes her weekly women’s healing groups, mostly because she sees what comes out of them. Women leave these sessions, she says, feeling renewed and connected - calmer, happier, and more intuitive about what’s happening in their lives. Why? Girl power, Rouder says. An open and honest talk with other women can often act as a healing salve. She’s seen it again and again and again. “Women are communicators,” says Rouder, a licensed clinical social

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worker, who runs her therapy circles by age groups. (One for younger women; another for older women.) “Women have a need to feel

right? One good 40-minute talk on the telephone with the BFF after a long day at the office - or an afternoon stuck at home - and

I really think friendships are good for our immune system. Our female friendships get us through a lot of things, and sometimes they last longer than a lot of our other relationships.

— Hilary Israch, licensed clinical social worker, Boca Raton.

supported and connected by other women, and they’re much more inclined to do inner work than guys.” Certainly, many of us know this from our female friendships,

we feel as though we’ve just seen a shrink. But more and more studies are showing that good female friendships - whether with a sister, a cousin, an old friend, or a woman

you just met in your Saturday hot yoga class - can do more than take the edge off life’s daily challenges. Friendship, it seems, can keep us healthy. Consider this: A 2011 Nurses’ Health Study from Harvard Medical School showed that the more friends women have, the less likely they are to develop physical impairments. The study also showed that not having friends or confidants is as detrimental to your health as being overweight or smoking cigarettes. Human contact can do more than just make us feel warm and fuzzy, it APRIL 2015

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life  relations can actually improve our immune system and ward off illness according to 2013 Carnegie Mellon University research. A study last year published at UCLA compared how men and women react to successful same-sex friendships and found that women who shared their stresses with female friends were calmer, healthier, and happier. An older study, completed in 2002 at Stanford University, showed breast cancer survivors who relied heavily on female friendships during and after treatment outlived their counterparts who went through diagnosis, treatment and recovery in social isolation. “I really think friendships are good for our immune system,” says Hil-

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ary Israch, another licensed clinical social worker who practices in Boca Raton. “Our female friendships get us through a lot of things, and some-

It’s true of about every ethnic background that we have. Women got together for praying, singing, story telling, grieving, problem solving. I think women still really seek the stability of those ancient customs.

– Leslie Rouder, licensed clinical social worker, Boca Raton

times they last longer than a lot of our other relationships.” After years in practice helping women of all ages, Israch says she fully understands the importance of having trusted friends, and she works with clients so they can understand this too. “It’s not a matter of how many friends you have,” she says. “But having a handful who really listen to you, and vice versa, can really improve your mental health.” But even a comfortable friendship requires attention, say both our experts.

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Israch says she sometimes helps women who feel isolated from people they were once close to. That is, maybe a girlfriend you talked with every day when the kids were little has drifted away now that the kids are grown. That happens, she says. Lives change. “Sometimes people do leave our lives,” she says. “Maybe some of these friendships won’t last forever.” So when you find someone you love, someone you click with, someone who is able to listen to your challenges and also share hers with you, tend to that friendship, Israch says. Keep it growing. Work on putting aside any jealousy or unhealthy competitiveness. Make sure you validate your friend’s feelings. Have empathy. Appreciate the friendship, and be vocal about that. And, above all, don’t do all the talking. Be a good listener. “You have to make sure you keep in contact with each other, and not just with email or texts,” Israch says. “If it’s a long-distance friendship, you

do the best you can. But if you can get together, then get together. “People don’t realize how important it is to look someone in the eye and be right there in their energy.” Rouder, who also sees clients in private sessions, believes the connection between women is part of mankind’s ancient heritage. She loves to recommend Lara Owen’s 1993 book, “Her Blood is Gold,” which examines ancient customs of women during their monthly cycles. Basically, the women would go off in the woods together, and think and talk and sing and share together - and then return to the village renewed. “It’s true of about every ethnic background that we have,” she says. “Women got together for praying, singing, story telling, grieving, problem solving.” And, in a way, this is what we still seek with our female friendships, she says. “I think women still really seek the stability of those ancient customs.” For Rouder, helping women connect with each other also helps women connect with themselves. “I think women are communicators in a very different way than men are,” she says. “Women enjoy communicating, questioning and seeking information about themselves and those around them. “It’s who we are.” O


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Mature Mommies Discover Risks and Rewards Delaying ParenthoodBY DIANNA SMITH or women out there in their 30s and 40s who still yearn to become mommies, know that your childbearing years may not be over, despite the critics who believe that they are. More and more women age 35 and older are having healthy babies and, even more incredible, birth rates for first-time mothers in the United States ages 40 to 44 have risen dramatically over the last four decades, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, the most recent data available, first birth rates for women ages 40 to 44 increased 35 percent.

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I knew I wanted kids, but I never thought of it as a pressing matter. All of a sudden I was in my late 30s, and I thought if I want kids I better get moving. – Missy Diaz, Wellington resident

Certainly not all of the pregnancies came naturally – some sought the help of fertility doctors but women who choose to focus on careers first, or who weren’t ready to be parents when they were younger, are now becoming mothers later in life and they’re doing it with ease. Look at fabulous actresses such as Halle Berry, Uma Thurman and pop diva Mariah Carey. Forget that they have resources that are not available to most of us, they still have aging bodies and they were able to reproduce over the age of 40. And there are plenty of local women who have done the same thing, including Wellington resident Missy Diaz. Diaz had two healthy babies – a boy and a girl - in her early 40s. “I knew I wanted kids, but I never thought of it as a pressing matter,” says Diaz, 47, who spent her 20s and 30s pursuing a successful journalism career. “All of a sudden I was in my late 30s, and I thought: if I want kids I better get moving.” Women usually tend to get pregnant later in life either because they want to establish a career first 50

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and become financially sound or because they do want children, but don’t find themselves in a happy, healthy relationship until they are in their 30s and 40s, says George Attia, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Miami Miller’s School of Medicine, adding that he’s seen a steady trend of women in this age bracket wanting to conceive over the last few years. He reminds us that the prime reproductive age is 25 to 30, and that reproductive functions in women decline with each year after age 30.

But the truth is, women today are nothing like the ladies in the Roaring Twenties who were getting married and becoming mothers in their early 20s. Today we focus on school, work, travel and finding Mr. Right. Then the babies come along, if we want them. Attia says that 75 percent of his patients are between the ages of 30 and 40, but that he has helped women at age 44 become pregnant through fertility treatments. He also successfully worked with a 49-year-old woman who used an egg donor to become pregnant.


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According to some researchers, having children later in life may even increase your own life span. Just last year, researchers studying aging at the Boston University Medical Center published a study comparing 311 women who lived until the age of at least 95 and 151 other women who died at younger ages. Those who gave birth past the age of 33 had twice the odds of living to age 95.

warns. Women in this age bracket tend to have more complicated pregnancies and the risk of miscarriage and birth defects in the babies are higher. But the good news is that there’s a lot that can be done in terms of screening during pregnancy to see if these complications exist. Diaz, who married at age 39 and tried to get pregnant immediately, suffered a miscarriage before becoming

Having babies in your 30s and 40s does come with risks. Women in this age bracket tend to have more complicated pregnancies and the risks are higher. But the good news is that there’s a lot that can be done in terms of screening during pregnancy to see if these complications exist. Other advantages of having babies later in life is that the mothers are likely educated, career-minded and more patient then they would’ve been in their 20s. But keep in mind that there are disadvantages, too. Having babies in your 30s and 40s does come with risks, Attia 52

pregnant with her daughter, now age 7. Just a few months after her daughter was born, she became pregnant with her son, now 6, and both pregnancies were healthy and normal. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t worry something horrible would happen. “It had never occurred to me that

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I would have a miscarriage, and it made me panic,” she says. “Until I had the baby I was worried everyday something would go wrong. Being over 40 they put the fear of God in you. They tell you at my age it was one in 100 that something would be wrong with the baby. That’s so scary. I just tried to put it out of my mind.” Sheridan Koplow, a licensed clinical psychologist in Wellington, says that she has had clients in their late 30s and 40s who wanted children, but were worried about the health and miscarriage risks. And some of the women confessed they felt selfish because they wanted to focus on careers and travel before bringing little ones into the world. But Koplow says she stressed to them that being selfish is not a bad thing. “There is a lot to waiting. People have fewer regrets on dreams and careers and people know themselves better and have more life experience,” she says. “I think in some ways it’s okay and important to

fulfill your dreams so once you have children you are really ready for it.” Another big reason why some women hesitate to have children is because they fear they won’t have enough energy to keep up with them. “I’m 46 and I have a 9-year-old and a teenager, and I can relate to that, but on the other hand being active with your child can keep you young and active,” Koplow says. Diaz admits she’s certainly tired. But aren’t all parents? She now works full time as a freelance writer, and there are definitely days when she’s more than overwhelmed. But that’s something even much younger mothers experience, so she isn’t sure if that’s because of her age or simply because she’s a parent. Tired or not, Diaz is simply happy that she’s blessed with two great kids. “Now that I have kids, I would’ve done it a lot sooner, but it just wasn’t the right time for me,” Diaz says, “and this is the way it worked out. I couldn’t imagine not being a mom.” O


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ical and natural setting by treating yourself to experiences like the Javanese Royal Treatment: a lavish ritual from the palaces of Java, this 110-minute experience includes a Balinese massage, herbal exfoliation, a cool yogurt splash and an aromatic shower, topped off with a traditional soaking tub filled with rose petals and tropical fragrances. Guests can enjoy massages in SpaTerre’s romantic couples’ room and choose from a variety of services and treatments to delight their senses. The spa has a fitness center as well, outfitted with circuit and

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was just a day before the Mexican Open final in late February in Acapulco and Maria Sharapova, one of the fiercest competitors in tennis history, made the difficult decision to withdraw because of a stomach bug. At age 28, this beautiful blonde has achieved more than most other tennis professionals in the world. She’s not only rated as the women’s second ranked tennis player in the world, but she’s also banking more than $24 million a year thanks in part to glamorous endorsement deals and investments she’s made in various businesses hoping that, like her career, they’ll take off in a big way. But even ferocious tennis players and business gurus get sick. “Unfortunately athletes are humans too, and we do fall victim every now and then to illness,” Sharapova tells The Boca Raton Observer. “Sometimes the hard decisions pay off in the big picture, and all you can do is make the best possible choices you can.” That’s a pretty confident – and mature – thing to say when it comes

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to bowing out of a major tennis final. This poised attitude is probably one of the reasons why Sharapova has survived in this sport for so long – 14 years and counting - and why she’s one of the most powerful women in tennis today. She admits, though, that being a woman in the sport brings its own challenges, just as it does in most other careers. “The idea of being a strong woman both on the court and off has

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always been extremely important to me,” Sharapova says, “and I’m fortunate to work with brand partners who emulate that passion.” Two years ago, Porsche announced that Sharapova would be its first female ambassador, and she is also the face of Avon, which promotes and supports various women’s causes. Being a strong, assertive woman helps maintain her mental toughness on the court, where she also demonstrates unbelievable competitiveness. She’s gained admiration from people like John McEnroe, who was once ranked as the best men’s tennis player in the world. McEnroe calls Sharapova one of the greatest competitors tennis has ever seen. That competitiveness has been a part of Sharapova since she was a little girl, she says, as she learned the intricacies of tennis while training in Bradenton at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (now known as IMG Academy), a tennis-focused boarding school that graduated tennis pros including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles.

“I strive to live up to my own expectations, which admittedly can be exceptionally high,” she says. “But it is important to me to grow and improve every day, so I continuously set goals not only to compete against others, but moreover against my own personal best.” She calls Bradenton home, as well as Southern California, where she also owns a house. But Bradenton isn’t the only Florida city to lure her. Sharapova is also drawn to Miami, she says, and looks forward to the Miami Open every year because she’s back in her home state where she carves out down time for the beach and to practice her new love of paddle boarding. She’s also a bit of a foodie, so when she is in the Miami area she usually tries to grab a bite at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach or Miami’s Il Gabbiano where she’s treated to fine Italian cuisine. “I’ve called Florida home since I came here as a little girl,” she says. “It’s the most conducive environment to master the sport because of the beautiful weather year-round.”

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there have been various reports that the two have called it quits. Regardless of rumors, Sharapova remains tightlipped about her love life, but when it comes to her career, Sharapova is an open book, inviting everyone to learn about the path she’s taken.

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Navratilova saw Sharapova’s talent and suggested that Sharapova continue training in America. “To have such an accomplished player believe in you, especially at such a young age, really propelled my desire to become a champion of the sport,” she says. Her father, Yuri, borrowed money from family members and when Sharapova was 7, the pair traveled to Florida where, even though neither spoke English, Yuri worked random jobs at construction sites or restaurants so he could pay for his daughter to train with the best. That investment obviously paid off as Sharapova went on to become the third youngest champion in Wimbledon history at age 17, earning her a $1 million prize purse in 2004. That win

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Though she came to the United States and quickly made a name for herself as a determined tennis player, Sharapova now holds other successful titles, including investor and businesswoman. Her candy line venture, Sugarpova, which launched in August 2012, is now sold in more than 30 countries.

From Rags to Riches This 6-foot-2-inch, Russian protennis player is a five-time Grand Slam champion who became the first Russian player to win Wimbledon against Serena Williams in 2004. Her success landed her on the cover of Sports Illustrated and triggered lucrative endorsements from Cole Haan, Evian, Honda and Nike, rocketing Sharapova’s career and making her one of the world’s richest tennis players. According to Forbes magazine, Sharapova took in $24.4 million in earnings in 2014. But her bank account hasn’t always been so plentiful. Sharapova was born 10 months after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 62

in the northern Ukraine, which is the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date, leaking radioactive dust into the atmosphere and causing long-term effects including cancers that are still being investigated today. Sharapova’s parents lived just 80 miles from the site and fled to Nyagan, Russia. While in Russia, her parents struggled to make ends meet. Both were athletes and enjoyed playing tennis, and when they saw their daughter hit a ball with a racket at the age of 5, they realized that she had a gift. So they took what little money they had and sent their then-6-year-old daughter to a tennis clinic run by former tennis champion Martina Navratilova. “It was love at first swing for me, and I loved the sport of tennis from as early as I could remember,” Sharapova says.

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jump-started her career while an array of endorsements came calling, and, by the following year, Sharapova was listed by Forbes magazine as the highest paid female athlete in the world. Her status has made her a media sensation, and paparazzi and journalists follow her closely to document her every move. Though it’s hard for stars like Sharapova to keep out of the limelight, there are some parts of her life that she tries to keep private. One of those is her relationship with boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov. She’s said to have been dating the Bulgarian tennis player since 2012, but

She admits to having a sweet tooth and says that, as a little girl, she always looked forward to earning a piece of candy after a great practice and still has a love for candy. She discovered a real absence in the marketplace for premium non-chocolate candy so Sharapova decided to take the plunge and start a brand of her own. She’s involved in every aspect of the business – designing, branding, marketing and taste-testing, she says, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’ve been there for it all,” she says. “I was very excited for the opportunity to build something of my very own. We are always thinking of new flavors and new collaborations and we have plans to introduce some pretty fantastic brand extensions as well – it’s so exciting!” The candy is marketed as a premium candy line that reflects the fun, sweet side of Sharapova. There are various types, from gummies to gumballs, and all are wrapped in stylish packaging. The frozen yogurt franchise Pinkberry now offers Sugarpova candy as a topping in its shops

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“I think I’m a true example of a modern woman. Today’s women have found a way to balance a successful career with multiple other passions while also making time for their loved ones. It’s definitely a balancing act.”


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around the world. Sharapova began thinking about Sugarpova while she was unable to play tennis for a few months due to a shoulder injury in 2008. She’s said that the time off made her realize she could easily get injured again and that perhaps next time she wouldn’t able to play again. Since Sharapova isn’t someone who can sit still, she decided that she needed a backup plan if her tennis days were to end abruptly. And though her comeback in 2011 proved to the world that her career is nowhere near over, Sharapova decided to dive into the business world anyway. And today her dedication to business ventures is just as important as her dedication to tennis, as she finds herself balancing both almost daily. She’s able to juggle it all, Sharapova says, because she remembers to take care of herself. “To accomplish all of these things I pay close attention to taking care of my body – a clean diet, good sleeping habits, plenty of exercise and also by making sure to allot time for just me,” she says. “Women so commonly spread themselves thin worrying about everyone else. That thought was part of my inspiration for Sugarpova – women should remember to pause every now and then and treat themselves to something that makes them stop and smile.”

sional tennis while still staying true to herself. “I think I’m a true example of a modern woman,” she says. “Today’s women have found a way to balance a successful career with multiple other passions while also making time for their loved ones. It’s definitely a balancing act.” Though she never attended business school, Sharapova says she got a great education learning the ins and outs of business after winning Wimbledon in 2004. She landed major endorsements with global brands like Nike and TAG Heuer and she watched carefully how these powerhouse brands were operated, giving her a better understanding of how the business world works. “As my confidence in business built, so did my desire to become more personally involved as an entrepreneur,” she says. That confidence helped encourage her to launch her candy line, and it landed her as the face of Avon’s new fragrance, Lucky. Perhaps it is also what convinced her in 2014 to become an equity owner in Supergoop!, a skincare company specializing in sun protection. Sharapova should know about the importance of sun protection, having played matches in scorching temperatures for so many years. Taking care of her skin is important to Sharapova,

especially on the court, because she’s known to nix the makeup and focus only on sunscreen, as well as pinning her hair out of her eyes. She can’t afford any distractions due to beauty needs, she says, and

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“I strive to live up to my own expectations, which admittedly can be exceptionally high. But it is important to me to grow and improve every day, so I continuously set goals not only to compete against others, but moreover against my own personal best.” What makes Sugarpova even more special is that a portion of every purchase goes toward the Maria Sharapova Foundation, which focuses on helping children around the world achieve their dreams. In 2007, Sharapova was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Development Programme and she has since donated millions of dollars to Chernobyl-related projects. Sharapova calls herself a modern woman, finding time for charity work, business ventures and profes-

when she isn’t competing, she enjoys sampling new beauty and skin products. “I’m not overly ambitious about makeup and have always believed that less is more,” she says. But that seems to be one of the few areas where Sharapova is admittingly not overly ambitious. Because when it comes to most other parts of her life, she’s attacked them with a vengeance. This international tennis sensation is a self-made, successful business-

woman, gorgeous model, spokeswoman and avid athlete whose family risked plenty for her to blossom into the marvelous star that she is today. And even when her tennis years are behind her, we have a hunch

that she will still be around, whether it’s developing candy, sunscreen or convincing young women to buy a Porsche – Sharapova will be there, endorsing brands that she believes in and making millions while doing it. And she hopes she inspires other young women to work just as hard. “I want to be remembered not only as a champion athlete, but also as a really good role model,” she says. “It’s important to me to share the message that women can achieve anything they wish for with perseverance and drive. The harder you work, the more opportunities will present themselves to you.” And for Sharapova, that advice most certainly rings true. O APRIL 2015

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DEPRESSION AND BACK

LINDA EVANS’ PERSONAL BATTLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS BY LYNN ALLISON PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFFREY THOLL

As the theme for the smash hit television series “Dynasty” fills the room, Linda Evans strides to the podium. At 72, she is stunningly beautiful, her trademark platinum blonde hair frames her angelic face and illuminates her brilliant blue eyes. She’s lithe and statuesque, with the same serenity we admired when she played the role of Krystle Carrington on Aaron Spelling’s “Dynasty” from 1981 to 1989. But behind her calm and composed demeanor lies a once-secret heartache, a time when her perfect world unraveled and she was plunged into the depths of despair. But these days, the Golden Globe award-winning actress is sharing her battle with depression. That’s why she was chosen to be the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ Reflections of Hope luncheon. The event is held annually to raise awareness for mental health issues in the community and erase the stigma attached to the disorder. It’s certainly a topic of interest - more than 500 eager audience members gathered at Boca West Country Club to hear the actress discuss her bout with depression. Evans, who is regularly listed as

one of the most beautiful women in America, shared her intimate story, punctuated with bawdy humor and tears. She’s a woman you can’t help loving. She’s down-to-earth as well as drop-dead gorgeous. The luncheon also highlights the work Jewish Family Services does to support mental health in the community, particularly with the Welcome Home Program, South Palm Beach County’s only drop-in daycare

center for adults with long-term mental illnesses. At a gala reception at Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton the evening before the Reflections of Hope luncheon, Marilyn Weinberg, Grand Benefactor of this year’s Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ Reflections of Hope Luncheon, told The Boca Raton Observer that Evans was the perfect choice to speak about mental illness. “This is a serious disease that’s usually swept under the rug and kept a deep, dark secret,” she says. “But when you have a person like Linda Evans come forward and candidly talk about her struggles, it gives everyone hope.” Here is her story. Evans was born November 18, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. Her parents, Arlene and Alba Even-

THE CARRINGTONS: Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Evans in “Dynasty”

stad were professional dancers. “As a child I was painfully shy,” recalls Evans, who has two sisters, Charlie and Kat. “I couldn’t even read a book report so my teachers suggested that I take drama lessons. I threw up delivering my first speech I was so nervous! Finally they gave me a role as Princess Aurora in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ which was great because all I had to do was sleep throughout the play!” Her career, she says, happened in spite of herself. “I just wanted a normal life, you know, to get married and have kids. But I seemed to always be in the right place at the right time and got one acting job after another.” Her first big television role was on “Bachelor Father” which aired in 1957. Evans was only 18 and needed the money because her father had passed away and her family was struggling. That’s when she met actor John Forsythe with whom she remained best friends until his death in 2010. From there, she parachuted to the role of beloved Audra Barkley on “Big Valley” in 1965. Her mother passed away during the filming and actress Barbara Stanwyck took the young actress under her wing.

This is a serious disease that’s usually swept under the rug and kept a deep, dark secret. But when you have a person like Linda Evans come forward and candidly talk about her struggles, it gives everyone hope.

— Marilyn Weinberg, Grand Benefactor of the Third Annual Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ Reflections of Hope Luncheon

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erine Collins who was 30 years his junior. He later molded her into a sex symbol for the movie “10” and changed her name to Bo Derek when they wed in 1976—two years after he and Evans divorced. “I was devastated,” Evans admits. She later married real estate agent and notorious playboy Stan Herman but the couple divorced in 1981. She had put her career on hold to be a supportive wife, but after the split she

“Spelling made me a very wealthy woman,” she says simply. It was during this period in 1989 that she met New Age Musician Yanni and they fell madly in love, enjoying a passionate nine-year relationship. He was 12 years her junior and Evans says the age difference made her take action. She had cosmetic surgery to enhance her looks, revealing for the first time what pundits have speculated. “I’m certainly not embarrassed

As a child I was painfully shy. I couldn’t even read a book report so my teachers suggested that I take drama lessons. I threw up delivering my first speech I was so nervous! Finally they gave me a role as Princess Aurora in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ which was great because all I had to do was sleep throughout the play!

TRUE LOVE: Evans and renowned New Age Musician Yanni

“She was like a mother to me,” says Evans wistfully. It was also during that time she met actor, director and photographer John Derek. “I had a crush on him since I was a teenager,” she reveals. “And he wanted to take photos of me and I 68

said yes. At that time he was married to Ursula Andress who later ran off with Jean-Paul Belmondo. John and I started dating and married in 1968.” That marriage fell apart quite famously when Derek fell in love with the then 16-year-old Mary Cath-

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begged her agent to find her work. “I was 40 years old and no one was giving roles to older women,” she says. “Thank God for Aaron Spelling because he had a vision.” Evans won the role of Krystle Carrington, the long-suffering wife of wealthy tycoon Blake Carrington played by her dear friend, John Forsythe. “We hadn’t seen each other in 20 years and he said, ‘Oh there’s little Linda Evans all grown up!’” When “Dynasty” ended, Evans semi-retired, devoting her life to health and fitness. She moved to the Pacific Northwest and bought the 70-acre estate in Washington State where she resides today.

by getting work done,” she laughs. “We woman are living to 90 and need to look our best.” She also reveals that during menopause, she wasn’t feeling quite herself and began taking bio-identical hormones. “I take just the minimum amount and they make me feel better,” she says. But in 2006, after a grueling nine-month tour of North America performing in the hit play “Legends” with former “Dynasty” co-star Joan Collins, Evans’ world collapsed. “I was in way over my head,” she says. “I gave 100 percent for that play with eight shows a week for the better part of a year. I was miserable, and completely exhausted.” “I returned home to find that one of my sisters was battling stomach cancer, the other had congestive heart failure, and my very dearest friend in the world, Bunky Young, had macular degeneration and was going blind. I couldn’t cope with it all and felt helpless. My blood pressure soared to over 200 and while I kept trying to soldier on, one day I fell flat on my face as I reached down to pick up one of my cats. I blacked out.” Evans was put on medication but the side effects resulted in even more prescriptions.


“I, the woman who balked at taking an aspirin, felt like a zombie. I was diagnosed with depression and couldn’t climb out of the deep, dark hole. The medicines were only bandages masking the real underlying problems causing my illness,” she recalls. Evans went to the TrueNorth Health Center, a retreat in northern California, where she drank and bathed in steamed, distilled water for 21 days. “After a while, I experienced miraculous clarity. I realized that all my life I had been the caretaker. I needed others to be happy in order for me to be happy. And when I couldn’t help the people I loved most in the world, I fell apart at the seams,” she says. “I finally saw that my suffering could not help their suffering. I learned to change my perception and saw that all the negative things that happened in my life were really blessings. If my marriages had not failed, I would never have auditioned for my role in ‘Dynasty’. “My husbands’ philandering made me want to have a career and not depend on them for support. I gave my all to Yanni, and forgot how to love myself. I never knew that I could truly love myself and that is the best relationship to have.”

cattle, ate what they ate and had no running water or even a porta-potty,” she recalls. When she returned to America, she realized that she’d gained 25 pounds but boldly appeared in a charity fashion show called the Go Red For Women® Red Dress Collection.™ “Everybody saw those photos but I simply shrugged and accepted myself as I was,” she says. “But you can bet I never wore that red dress again!” And in 2014, she suffered severe spinal issues and had laser surgery at the Bonati Spine Institute on Florida’s West Coast. “I was in so much pain, that for the first time, I realized why some people do not want to go on,” she admits. She now walks several miles daily with her two-year-old German Shepherd, Lexie, on her vast estate. She also trains with weights three times a week to build bone strength. Evans says she loves food and loves to cook - her autobiography is fittingly called “Recipes for Life: My Memories.” “I am very grateful for my depression because it has given me so much more compassion for others,” she says. “It has made me a better human being. I am now free to live my dreams. It’s never too late.” O

I, the woman who balked at taking aspirin, felt like a zombie. I was diagnosed with depression and couldn’t climb out of the deep, dark hole. The medicines were only bandages masking the real underlying problems causing my illness.

Evans started living her own life. Although she was in her 60’s, she decided to learn how to ski. “When I was on ‘Dynasty’, I wanted to ski but Spelling warned me that if I broke a leg, I would be replaced, so I never took up the sport,” she explains. In 2012, she and a group of friends traveled to Kenya to live and work with the Maasai people. “We slept on the ground, herded

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Evans’ 2012 autobiography “Recipe for Life”

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The

Mother Feuds of all

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BY EMILY J. MINOR

Emmy-Award Winner’s Documentary Reveals Personal Journey From Foes to Friendship

lmost everyone at the Boca Pointe clubhouse knows Mildred Kirschenbaum. After all, aging Jewish widows flock to these parts. Boca Pointe is immense and filled with single professionals, busy families and transplanted northerners; with many of its older residents drawn together by Mahjong and matzo ball soup. But Mildred Kirschenbaum, she’s a tad different. Mildred—who looks downright terrific for her age—is the überfeisty one who shows up at the athletic center each day at 7 a.m. Hello. Hello. Hello, she bellows. She does 30 minutes on the stationary bicycle, and sometimes she even throws in a little stand-up comedy. This lady is always good for a laugh.

After her workout, Mildred, who doesn’t think twice about wearing gym shorts that might intimidate some of her contemporaries, has her morning coffee and dishes on whatever there might be to dish about. Obama. Isis. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Perhaps even some shmoozing about someone’s dinner last night at the new Italian restaurant. Then, she returns to the two-bedroom house that

THROUGH THE YEARS: THIS PAGE: Mildred Kirschenbaum in her younger days OPPOSITE PAGE: Mildred and daughter Gayle

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she purchased in 1995 with her husband, Gerald, who passed away nine years ago. At home, Mildred might play the stock market a little - before setting out for some afternoon canasta or bridge. “Perhaps (buy) a put or an option,” daughter Gayle Kirschenbaum writes in her Huffington Post blog. “Don’t ask me what that is. I only know that she reports occasionally to me when she has made some quick money.” At first appearance, Mildred is a rather average Jewish mother in this Boca Raton mecca, which could be the setting of a Seinfeld episode. But there’s something that makes this mother stand out. Mildred is the one with the daughter who’s an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and TV producer, the daughter who produced a popular TLC TV series and shows up rather frequently with the fancy video camera and maybe even a small film crew. The daughter who traipses about the complex, asking questions about Mildred and her friendships and her, um,

sometimes challenging personality. Now, Kirschenbaum is just releasing a full-length documentary called, “Look At Us Now, Mother!” a frank examination of their mother-daughter relationship that has been fraught with tension, sadness, exasperation, anger and even bullying, for as long as she can remember. “Gayle is a very talented lady,” Mildred says, talking to The Boca Raton Observer one morning be-


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tween her daily workout and a canasta game. “Her work. The way she pulled this film together, I was just flabbergasted.” Indeed, Kirschenbaum’s film whose seed money came from an online Kickstarter account - is certainly set up for a nice reception. This film is based on a 2007 short film made by Kirschenbaum called “My Nose,” during which she and her mother visit different plastic

surgeons, learning about nose job costs and cutting techniques. That little movie was so well-received that Kirschenbaum decided to go deeper. She realized that she wasn’t alone and could really help people. “Look At Us Now, Mother!” plunges further into the Kirschenbaums’ emotional world, exploring not only the constant pestering about the nose job, but also the tender, difficult and often hurtful aspects of this mother-daughter relationship.

“I knew my mother had not had much of a childhood and I worked very hard to see her pain.” – Gayle Kirschenbaum

Mildred says the first time she saw the 84-minute documentary – which will be publicly released at film festivals this month - was during a private screening in New York. “So many people came up to me afterward, and it was surprising how many people have their own issues,” she says. “This movie triggers so many people’s childhood memories. And I’m proud of Gayle. She just went at it and at it and at it, until she got it out.” APRIL 2015

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER REUNION: CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: Gayle and Mildred Kirschenbaum; A ‘60s family trip; Gayle in her younger days

“Gayle can do anything, and here she’s made this movie that shows how everyone has something to say about their childhood. Everyone has baggage. Why keep it in?” – Mildred Kirschenbaum

THE GROWING YEARS The day Gayle Kirschenbaum came home from the hospital, the household was in an absolute tizzy. Mildred and Gerald already had two small sons – Irwin 8, and Robert 4, - handsome, healthy children who were enthralled with the idea of this new sibling. But all through her pregnancy, Mildred had been convinced she was having another boy. She was certain of it. They’d even picked out a name: Gary. Baby Gayle, their beautiful 1950s 72

baby, was a surprise to everyone. “This is Gayle,” her mother would say. “She’s supposed to be Gary.” Kirschenbaum says she “heard that story (her) whole life.” The Kirschenbaum children grew up mostly on Long Island in a traditional upper/middleclass Jewish home, with plenty of friends and family around, but, in retrospect, the neighborhood kids might have been just a touch afraid of Mildred. She was loud, opinionated and a bit unpredictable. As Gayle grew older, she began to record her thoughts and emotions in a diary, pieces of which would later appear in her newest film. She felt like she was adopted, she

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says, brought down and plopped into “the wrong family.” Could anyone understand how she felt under her mother’s scrutiny? Anyone? Please? Mildred couldn’t stand her daughter’s nose. She hated her frizzy hair. She didn’t like the way she dressed. She’d never liked her independent nature. “She was a bitchy little girl,” Mildred says in the documentary. On at least one occasion, Mildred made one of her sons hold Gayle down so she could rummage through her daughter’s belongings. “It was not what I wanted to do,” a teary-eyed Irwin says in the movie. “But you did what you were told, when you were told.” Once when Gayle broke curfew and showed up in a car with friends, Mildred had what she describes as a “Mommie Dearest” moment and threw a glass of cold water in her face. Then she went upstairs, pulled everything out of her daughter’s closet, and demanded she put it all back.

“All of this affected me tremendously,” Kirschenbaum says now, in what might be the understatement of all understatements. “I just existed. I felt like I’d landed in enemy territory.” The scratchy 8mm home movies that her father Gerald loved to capture - today, old, choppy footage in grainy vintage tones - showed Mildred and the kids smiling and his young wife playing at the pool or in the front yard. There were Mildred and Gerald smiling at their son’s bar mitzvah as they sailed across the dance floor, their cocktails on the nearby table. But Mildred’s severe attitude toward Gayle was powerful and felt, all throughout the household, even though it was never discussed. “I knew she was an artist from the word ‘go,’” Mildred says now. “She was different.” Once, when Mildred was having a ladies’ charity tea, she had her daughter create pictures for the invi-


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tation. “She was probably five years old and she drew incredible cups and saucers, that’s how talented she was,” Mildred says. “She never doodled in her school books. She always drew beautiful and detailed flowers.” But Kirschenbaum never heard that praise, nor did she feel it. “I have a lot of friends who were raised like this, criticized, and who suffered,” she says. “They walked around their whole lives believing there was something wrong with them.” She adds: “I never believed that of myself. I knew from my earliest thoughts that I hadn’t done anything wrong.” She just knew something was wrong. “I knew my mother had not had much of a childhood,” she says, “and I worked very hard to see her pain.”

THE FILM In Mildred‘s day and age, “you didn’t air your dirty laundry,” she says. And that was that. You didn’t talk about your father and his suicide attempts (There were at least two that Mildred knew of ). You never discussed sitting for hours in the hospital lobby, away from your mother, the long shiny halls extending to infinity, wondering what was really wrong with your daddy. “Kids weren’t allowed in hospital rooms back then,” she says. “So I waited.” And you certainly didn’t talk about that image, the one that flashed into your mind if you let it, of a policeman bending down to lift up your baby sister, your mother sitting on the curb, inconsolable. Mildred was at Brooklyn’s Coney Island with the family when her baby sister, Shirley, died of pneumonia. They’d gone there because the doctor said the baby needed fresh sea air. And so, four years ago, along with all their emotional baggage, mother and daughter embarked on their incredible journey to create the expanded version of “My Nose.” “That short little film played all over the world and I was shocked when it took off,” Kirschenbaum says.

But the healing that would happen during the filming of this second film was anything but light and breezy. Sure, there is funny stuff in the film. Kirschenbaum and her mother arguing about everything: from driving and parking the car to the makeup she doesn’t wear and the children she doesn’t have. But the film is also thick with emotion, some of it heartbreaking, maddening and uncomfortably raw, as these women explore their emotions with each other, family members and professional therapists. In her editing, which Kirschenbaum says she did mostly holed up in her apartment, she doesn’t spare us the truth. “We are now off to go see a therapist... (because) Gayle’s harboring things from when she was two years old.” Mildred says in the film, “Are we looking for trouble, where trouble is not? I would venture to say so.” But for both of them it was worth it, they say, “People always want to know, ‘How did you get to this point where you could forgive your mother?’” Kirschenbaum says. Mildred says, “Gayle just wouldn’t give it up.” Kirschenbaum says she made this film in an effort to start a movement of forgiveness and heal-

ing between mothers and daughters. When Gerald Kirschenbaum died in 2006, Gayle began dialing her mother’s number every morning. “She took over the role of calling to see if I’m still breathing,” Mildred says. They’ve traveled together, just the two of them, to Israel, Germany, India, Spain, Italy and Greece. Kirschenbaum now calls her mother her “best friend.” Mildred calls her daughter “the most talented lady” she knows. And Kirschenbaum does seminars and speaking engagements on how to transform difficult relationships. But the getting there? Oy vey. “I see Gayle through different eyes now,” says Mildred. “I know

Gayle Kirschenbaum’s documentary, “Look At Us Now, Mother!”, will play on April 11 and 13 in Sarasota, first at the Through Women’s Eyes Festival and then at the Sarasota Film Festival. Details are available at lookatusnowmother.com. A DVD of the movie can be preordered on the website. In a Psychology Today blog, Molly Castelloe writes, “The film leaves the spectator in stitches without any surgical suturing. It’s emotional graffiti on celluloid.” And Author

her differently. I understand what world she lives in.” And what world is that? “Gayle can do anything, and here she’s made this movie that shows how everyone has something to say about their childhood. Everyone has baggage. Why keep it in?” Why indeed. O

C.R. Zwolinski describes the film as: “An earthy, intense, tangy look at one mother-daughter relationship. Kind of like a Jewish-American Joy Luck Club. It’s even got Mahjong. Only with matzo balls instead of wontons.” For more information, email info@lookatusnowmother.com.

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e believe any celebration calls for a cake, but those over-the-top, encased in icing, ornately decorated desserts are so yesterday. Oscar de la Renta may have summed it up best: “To be well dressed, you must be well naked.” The Queen of Cakes Hannah Miles agrees - and unclads them in her new cookbook “Naked Cakes.” Here, the simple, yet elegant cakes are dressed with fresh, edible lush flowers, piled high with berries or stuffed with delectable fruit. Miles, a lawyer and “Master Chef” finalist, provides plenty of ideas to tempt chocoholics, cheesecake lovers and just about anyone who likes a sweet treat. The recipes in this stunningly beautiful book, including Peach Melba Meringue Layer Cake and Lemon and Raspberry Roulade, range from vintage elegance to chic simplicity. But they all share one sweet note: The au naturel, unfrosted beauties are dazzling, proving that it’s what's underneath that really counts.

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SUCCESS

NAKED CAKES EXPOSE SIMPLE, YET STUNNING STYLE RUSTIC CHEESECAKE TOWER This cheesecake is plain and

3 tablespoons plain/all-purpose flour, sifted 1 vanilla pod/bean

simple, yet looks spectacular piled with summer berries and wild strawberries and their flowers. It would make a great alternative

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS TO DECORATE fresh berries and food-safe strawberry leaves and flowers

wedding cake. You can add flavorings to the filling if you wish,

INSTRUCTIONS

such as citrus zest or chocolate

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs in a food processor, or put in a clean plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the melted butter, then press firmly into the base of the prepared pans using the back of a spoon. Wrap the base and sides of the pans in several layers of plastic wrap and place in a large roasting pan filled with water halfway up the sides of the pan. For the filling, whisk together the crème fraîche/sour cream, eggs, sugar, cream cheese and flour. Us-

chips, or even rum-soaked raisins. (Serves 15)

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE BASE 3½ cups graham crackers 1 stick butter, melted One 7-inch and one 10½-inch round springform cake pans, greased and lined with baking parchment INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING 3 cups crème fraîche or sour cream 5 eggs 1 cup caster/granulated sugar 1¾ lb. cream cheese

ing a sharp knife, split the vanilla pod/bean in half, scrape out the seeds from both halves of the pod/ bean and add to the cheesecake mixture. Whisk until the seeds are evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into the pans, adding approximately two-thirds of the mixture to the large pan and one-third to the smaller pan. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until it is golden brown on top but with a slight wobble in the center. Leave to cool in the pans, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours, or preferably overnight. To serve, remove the cheesecakes from their pans and place the large cheesecake on a serving plate. Place the small cheesecake in the center on top. Decorate with fresh berries and edible flowers, and dust with a little icing/confectioners sugar to serve. This cheesecake will keep for up to 3 days stored in the refrigerator. APRIL 2015

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LEMON AND RASPBERRY ROULADE Roulades are beautifully light and airy cakes, and make great dinner party desserts. Topped with just a dusting of powdered sugar and some white chocolatedipped raspberries, this fresh and

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE DECORATION 2 oz. white chocolate, melted 15 x 11-inch Swiss roll/jelly roll pan, greased and lined with baking parchment baking sheet, lined with a silicone mat or baking parchment paper

fruity cake is simply elegant and tastes delicious. (Serves 6 to 8)

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE ²/³ cup milk ¼ cup self-raising/self-rising flour, sifted 5 eggs, separated ¾ cup caster/granulated sugar grated zest of 2 lemons icing/confectioners sugar, for dusting INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING 1¾ cups double/heavy cream 4 tablespoons ready-made custard/ custard sauce 3½ cups fresh raspberries

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and spread out evenly. Take care to handle the mixture gently so that you do not knock all the air out of it. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes, until the sponge cake springs back to the touch and is golden brown. Lay a sheet of non-stick baking parchment, larger than the size of the pan, on a flat surface. Dust with icing/confectioners sugar. Remove the roulade from the oven and turn out onto the dusted parchment. Remove the lining paper, then roll the sponge up using the dusted parchment, so that the paper is inside the roll, and let cool. When you are ready to serve, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Unroll the roulade. Using a spatula, spread a layer of whipped cream, followed by a layer of custard, onto the sponge. Sprinkle most of the raspberries evenly on top, reserving about 10 for decoration. Roll up the roulade, place it on a serving plate and dust with a little extra icing/ confectioners’ sugar. Place the melted white chocolate in a small bowl and dip the reserved raspberries in to half-coat in the chocolate. Drizzle a little of the melted white chocolate along the top of the roulade to help the raspberries stick, then arrange the raspberries on the top. Serve immediately.

BLUEBERRY AND LEMON DRIZZLE CAKES Tangy blueberries and zesty lemon meld perfectly in these little cakes. Filled with whipped cream and lemon curd, and

INSTRUCTIONS

topped with a few juicy blueber-

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat the milk and flour together in a saucepan over low heat and whisk to a smooth paste. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until thick and creamy and voluminous. Beat in the flour mixture and the grated lemon zest. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. Adding a third at a time, fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan

ries, these are great to serve

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for a tea party. (Makes 8)

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE CAKE Grated zest of 2 lemons 1 recipe 4-Egg Cake Batter (see recipe at right) ¾ cup double/heavy cream, whipped 4 tablespoons lemon curd 1½ cups blueberries 2½-inch cake rings, greased and placed on a greased baking sheet piping/pastry bag fitted with large round nozzle/tip (optional)


INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE ICING 1¼ cups fondant icing/confectioners sugar, sifted freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons piping/pastry bag fitted with star nozzle/tip INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Fold the lemon zest into the cake batter and divide the mixture equally between the prepared cake rings. You can do this either by spooning the batter in, or by putting the batter in a piping/pastry bag and piping it in neatly. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cakes are golden brown and spring back to the touch. Leave the cakes to cool in the rings for a few minutes, then remove by sliding a sharp knife around the inside of each ring. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Cut each cake in half and pipe a swirl of the whipped cream onto each bottom cake half using the piping/pastry bag with the star nozzle/tip. Top with a little lemon curd and a few blueberries, then place the top cake half on.

4-EGG CAKE BATTER INGREDIENTS 2 sticks butter, softened 1 cup caster/granulated sugar 4 eggs 1¾ cups self-raising/self-rising

flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons buttermilk or sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Use an electric whisk to mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and creamy. Add the eggs and whisk again. Fold in the flour, baking powder and buttermilk or sour cream using a spatula, until incorporated. Use as directed in your recipe.

For the icing, mix together the fondant icing/confectioners sugar and lemon juice (add the lemon juice gradually as you may not need it all), until you have a smooth thick icing. Spoon the icing over the tops of the cakes, drizzling a few drops over the sides, and leave to set for a few minutes. Decorate with a few blueberries and leave the icing to set. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. As these cakes APRIL 2015

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contain fresh cream, they are best eaten on the day they are made, although they will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator, if necessary.

CARAMEL LAYER CAKE This cake is a toffee lover’s delight as it contains sponge cakes flavored with the molasses taste of dark brown sugar and a caramel glaze on each layer, all sandwiched with clotted cream. This cake is decorated with pretty violas, but if you do not have any you can replace them with caramel or chocolate curls instead. (Serves 12)

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE CAKE 1¾ cups soft dark brown sugar 3 sticks butter, softened 6 eggs 2½ cups self-raising/self-rising flour, sifted 2 tablespoons sour cream Edible flowers, such as violas or gerbera petals, to decorate 8-inch round cake pans, greased and lined with baking parchment INGREDIENTS FOR THE CARAMEL GLAZE 3½ tablespoons butter ½ cup caster/superfine sugar ½ cup double/heavy cream ½ cup icing/confectioners sugar, sifted INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE FILLING/CLOTTED CREAM 1¼ cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350°F. For the cake, whisk together the sugar and butter until light and creamy. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour and sour cream and divide the mixture equally between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and cakes spring back to the touch and a knife inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Slide a knife around the edge of each cake and let cool in the pans for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack 86

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to cool completely. For the caramel glaze, heat the butter and caster/superfine sugar in a saucepan until the butter and sugar have melted and the mixture starts to caramelize. Add the cream and simmer until you have a golden caramel. The mixture may splatter as you add the cream so take care when pouring it in. Do not worry if lumps of sugar form when adding the cream, as these will melt, or the mixture can be passed through a sieve/fine mesh strainer. Sift the icing/confectioners sugar into the caramel and beat until smooth, then leave to cool slightly. Spoon the cooled caramel glaze over the top of each cake on the wire rack, with a sheet of foil underneath to catch any drips. Spread half of the clotted cream on top of two of the cakes, then stack the cakes on a serving plate, placing the caramel-only layer on top. Decorate with edible flowers. If you use whole flowers to decorate, these will not be edible (the stems and inner part of the flower are very bitter), so they are for decorative purposes only and should be removed as you cut the cake. Never eat floral decorations unless you are certain it is safe to do so. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. As the cake contains fresh cream, it is best eaten on the day it is made, although it will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

PEACH MELBA MERINGUE LAYER CAKE The famous singer Dame Nellie Melba loved the retro dessert peach melba – ice cream and peaches – which is the inspiration for this decadent layer cake. With crisp meringue, poached peaches, raspberries and cream, this cake is ideal for special occasions. If you want to make a smaller cake, simply halve the meringue and cake quantities. (Serves 12)

INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE CAKE 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract 1 recipe 4-Egg Cake Batter (see recipe on page 83) icing/confectioners sugar, for dusting 2 8-inch round cake pans, greased and lined with baking parchment INGREDIENTS/TOOLS FOR THE MERINGUE 4 egg whites 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon caster/superfine sugar 2 baking sheets, lined with baking parchment INGREDIENTS FOR THE PEACH FILLING 8 peaches 2 cups double/heavy cream, whipped 3½ cups fresh raspberries

Remove the stones/pits and cut the flesh into slices. To assemble, place one of the cakes on a serving plate and dust

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with icing/confectioners’ sugar. Top with one-third of the whipped cream and cover with half of the peach slices. Place one of the meringues on top and cover that with one-third of the whipped cream and the raspberries. Next place the second sponge on top and dust with icing/confectioners’ sugar. Cover with the remaining cream and peaches. To finish, place the second meringue on top and dust with a little more icing/ confectioners sugar. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. As the cake contains fresh cream, it is best eaten on the day it is made, although it will keep for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. O

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 275°F. To prepare the meringue, whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric hand mixer. Add the sugar, a spoonful at a time, whisking after each spoonful until you have a thick glossy meringue that holds a peak when you lift the beaters. On the prepared baking sheets, make two 8-inch circles of meringue, swirling the tops into decorative peaks. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, until the meringues are crisp, then leave to cool on the baking sheet. Turn the oven up to 350°F. Fold the vanilla into the cake batter and divide the mixture equally between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cakes are golden brown and spring back to the touch and a knife inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool in the pans for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Put the peaches in a bowl and pour boiling water over to cover them. Leave for a few minutes, then drain. When the peaches are just cool enough to handle, peel away their skins, which will have been loosened by the hot water. APRIL 2015

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WONDER WOMEN Palm Beach County is a hub for dynamic women. From attorneys, business owners, physicians and real estate professionals, to interior designers, nonprofit leaders and public relations experts, the list is long and impressive. The Boca Raton Observer recently went on a quest to find the best of the best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we did. The following females are successful, insightful and experts in their respective fields. And, most importantly, all know how to multi-task and get the job done. Meet Palm Beach Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonder women.

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WONDER

MARIE BEDNER

WOMEN

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Farm Fresh Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market To Open In Delray Beach

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We truly want to show everyone in our community how important it is for them to know where their food comes from and the farmers who produce it for them.

ringing the freshest of locally

the finest foods and produce, and

and the opportunity to talk with all

farmed produce to more people

family-friendly activities like hay

of our customers about how buy-

in South Florida is a top priority

rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a

ing local is good for them and their

for the first lady of Bedner’s Farm

Tiki hut available for special events,

community on so many levels.”

Fresh Market, Marie Bedner.

and tours of the 80-acre property

Together

which borders a wildlife refuge.

with

her

husband,

Bedner’s recently added a new dimension to its ecotourism menu

Steve, and their family of fifth

“We truly want to show everyone

of activities: Zombie Paintball.

generation farmers, they will

in our community how important

In the game, players are driven

open an additional market in

it is for them to know where their

around the farm in a military-

Delray Beach by the end of 2015.

food comes from and the farm-

style truck, shooting at designated

The new market, planned due to

ers who produce it for them. It is

targets throughout the property

popular customer demand, will join

one of the keys to living a healthy

while the truck is moving.

Bedner’s Boynton Beach location in

life,” says Bedner, who is on the

More importantly, Bedner’s has

offering the same fresh, tasty and

Board of Trustees, the Foundation

another new addition: The Bedner

affordable fruit and vegetables the

and Executive Boards for Bethesda

family is greatly anticipating the

farm is famed for having provided

Hospital. She also serves on the

birth of Jesse Bedner’s son.

over many years in Palm Beach

Board of Directors of the Florida

“He will be part of the sixth

County. At the Boynton Beach

Fruit and Vegetable Association and

generation of Bedner’s farmers,”

location, locals and tourists alike

is a member of the Advisory Board of

Marie says. “We are so excited

enjoy Bedner’s U-pick tomatoes,

Center State Bank. “As farmers, we

about this. The future is looking

peppers, strawberries and sunflow-

are environmentalists. We very much

very bright for Bedner’s Farm Fresh

ers, along with a market packed with

enjoy our stewardship of the land

Markets and farms.”

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market is located at 10066 on US-441, Boynton Beach. For more information, call 561-733-5490 or visit bedners.com.

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WONDER WOMEN SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Putting Family First Brinkley Morgan Celebrates 40 Years Of Compassionate Advocacy For South Florida Clients

YUEH-MEI KIM NUTTER, JULIA WYDA JODI COLTON AND ROBERTA STANLEY

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elping families while providing

nuptial agreements to paternity

“Our family law team has the

compassionate, informed advo-

cases, adoptions, and divorce mat-

advantage of drawing upon the

cacy is among the core values of

ters including equitable distribu-

knowledge and experience of the

Brinkley Morgan—a full-service

tion, business valuations, alimony,

firm’s attorneys in practice areas

law firm with a strong focus on

child support, and parental respon-

such as trusts and estate planning,

family law.

sibility and timesharing.

tax, real estate and commercial

“Since our founding in 1975, we

“Proactive when it comes to our

litigation,” says family law attorney

have strived to provide exceptional

clients’ needs, we stay on top of the

Jodi F. Colton. “That gives us the

client service,” says Roberta Stanley,

latest legal trends and issues, includ-

in-house ability to handle even the

a Florida Bar board-certified marital

ing the legalization of same-sex

most complex family law cases.”

and family law specialist since 1995.

marriage in Florida and the poten-

Deeply connected to the local

Stanley leads the firm’s marital

tial for alimony reform,” says family

community, the firm supports non-

law attorney Julia Wyda.

profits throughout the year through

and family law department, which includes eight attorneys, four who

As active members of the legal Brinkley

Morgan’s

its charitable campaign, Brinkley

are Florida Bar board-certified in

community,

marital and family law and three

family law team hosts two annual

“Caring for our clients and our

who are also Fellows of the Ameri-

continuing education seminars for

community is fundamental to our

can Academy of Matrimonial Law-

accounting and mental health pro-

success,” says firm partner Yueh-

yers. As one of the largest family law

fessionals, which cover the latest

Mei Kim Nutter. “Our goal is to

practices in Florida, the group pro-

issues in family law and incorpo-

bring compassion and professional-

vides counsel on complicated legal

rate attorneys from other practice

ism to each case, helping our clients

issues, from pre-nuptial and post-

groups within the firm.

move forward with their lives.”

Since our founding in 1975, we have strived to provide exceptional client service.

Morgan Cares.

Brinkley Morgan is located at 2255 Glades Road, Suite 340W, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-241-3113 or visit brinkleymorgan.com.

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A Fresh New Look Patty Hubbel Enjoys Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams

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I help them achieve their vision, knowing that good design will still be in style many years from now.

PATTY HUBBEL

nterior designer Patty Hubbel

she felt right at home. She’s also

clients, providing trusted “turnkey”

knows that a splash of color or an

found Boca to be a great place to

services that keep interior design

intriguing accessory can add excite-

raise her young daughter in a fami-

projects moving forward during

ment to a contemporary home filled

ly-friendly environment.

the summer and fall, so a sparkling

with neutral furnishings. “I enjoy

Hubbel offers fresh design

helping clients update their cur-

ideas for bathroom and kitchen

rent homes or design a brand-new

renovations, which are high on

Since 1975, Brown’s Interior

residence,” says Hubbel, who is

the list of improvement projects

Design has provided expert turn-

one of the professionals at Brown’s

for many South Florida home-

key design services with show-

Interior Design in Boca Raton.

owners. “You can really freshen

rooms in Boca Raton and Jupiter

“I help them achieve their vision,

up the look for a kitchen or bath,

along with two local warehouses.

knowing that good design will still

creating a cleaner and more con-

The firm’s experienced design

be in style many years from now.”

“new” home is ready when they return to South Florida.

temporary appearance,” she says.

professionals are ready to provide

Hubbel started her design career

She also enjoys working with

clients with expert guidance on ev-

in St. Louis more than 15 years ago.

clients who plan to re-do an entire

erything from selecting floorings,

“I focused on commercial design,

house – either all at once or room by

finishes and furnishings to prepar-

but found I was more interested in

room. “We develop a design vision

ing the ideal floor plan. Brown’s

residential. I really like working with

and game plan for the residence,

Interior Design has an in-house

clients one-on-one and getting to

and then move ahead with the reno-

drafting department, as well as

know their personal tastes.”

vations based on the client’s budget

carefully trained installation crews.

and timeline,” she says.

As Hubbel says, “We have a great

Nine years ago, she was recruited by Brown’s Interior Design, where

Hubbel also assists many seasonal

staff who are always ready to help.”

Brown’s Interior Design is located at 4501 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-368-2703 or 561-744-1116 or visit brownsinteriors.com.

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JOYCE M. SCHNEIDER

WONDER WOMEN SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

The Real Deal Joyce M. Schneider Ensures Clients A High Level Of Service

B

y her own admission, Joyce M.

selected highly motivated, well

thusiasm and determination and

Schneider loves a challenge—and

respected and independent real

won’t settle for less than perfec-

believes that nothing is impossible.

estate personnel to join the firm.

tion,” she expresses. “I pride myself

As the broker/owner of Castles

Castles By The Beach is a luxury

with being an extremely happy and

By The Beach Realty in Boca Raton,

boutique real estate firm that gives

positive person—and I think many

she specializes in luxury water-

buyers and sellers the attention and

people feel that about me, and it

front and historic properties—and

personalized, impeccable service

seems to rub off.”

personally sold over $35,000,000

they deserve.

in 2014.

Schneider says that the current

“I have an incredible niche

trend in the market is for more

The New Jersey native opened

market,” she says. “I specialize in

of a ‘lifestyle friendly’ home with

Castles By The Beach Realty in 2008.

‘walk to the beach’ luxury homes,

cutting-edge home management

“I worked for another boutique

oceanfront estates and condos,

and automation technology—

real estate firm for 10 years (from

homes on the Intracoastal and

smart homes. The outdoor space is

1997 to 2007) and was the com-

Deepwater canals in Boca Raton,

also important, with loggias, out-

pany’s top producing agent for

Delray Beach, Hillsboro Mile and

door kitchens, lawns, great dockage

that decade,” explains Schneider.

surrounding areas.”

on the waterfront and majestic

“That’s when I realized it was time to open my own office.” She wanted to keep the company small so that her agents could

Schneider has always considered

water views rating high.

herself an overachiever with a

As testament to her accomplish-

philosophy based on hard work

ments, Joyce Schneider was named

and dedication.

in the “Who’s Who in Luxury Real

stay focused and concentrate on a

“Once focused on the task at

more personal approach, so she

hand, I see it through with en-

Once focused on the task at hand, I see it through with enthusiasm and determination and won’t settle for less than perfection.

Estate,” an honor of which she is quite proud.

Castles By The Beach Realty is located at 889 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-212-4403 or visit castlesbythebeach.com.

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CLAIRE SHERES

WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Tops In Boca/ Delray Real Estate Claire Sheres Earns Her #1 Ranking By Delivering Results For Her Clients

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t’s not surprising that buyers and

advice was spot on. I highly rec-

Duff Rubin, regional senior vice

sellers of luxury country club com-

ommend you to my friends.”

president Southeast Florida, Cold-

munity homes and waterfront

Denis Beaulieu says, “I couldn’t

well Banker Residential Real Estate.

properties call Claire Sheres to

believe the activity and showings

“From listing to closing, Claire has

get results. Sheres continues to be

that your marketing generated.

a proven track record of getting the

Coldwell Banker & PREVIEWS

Your skillful handling of the ne-

job done for her clients.”

®

From listing to closing, Claire has a proven track record of getting the job done for her clients.

#1 Realtor in Palm Beach County,

gotiations got us more than we

and is also ranked #1 in Woodfield

expected.”

Her many returning clients rave about her efficient service and

Country Club and other Boca/

Known for her powerful market-

results. “Claire negotiated both

Delray Clubs. Fittingly, Sheres

ing and selling her listings quickly,

the sale and purchase of our

holds one of Coldwell Banker’s

Sheres says, “I get results because

Boca homes. She is a true profes-

most prestigious designations, In-

I focus my energy, experience and

sional, who does not sugar coat

ternational LEGENDS Society.

market knowledge to help my cli-

issues and gets the job done. You

Sheres’ clients praise her ability

ents. And I am fortunate to be as-

definitely want Claire Sheres on

and her concern for their needs.

sociated with PREVIEWS Luxury

your side of any real estate trans-

“Thank you for all your hard work

division of Coldwell Banker, with

action,” say Diane and Michael

in selling our two properties,”

$100 million of sales daily, one of

Begleiter of Boca Raton.

says Hillary Krouse of Woodfield

the most respected global luxury

Country Club in Boca Raton. “You

brands,” she adds.

A 23-year Boca Raton resident, Sheres supports Spanish River

are professional and extremely

“Once again this year, Claire has

High School, Jewish Federation,

resourceful. You always had our

led the way in Palm Beach County

Lion of Judah, AIPAC and the

best interest in mind and your

for all Coldwell Banker agents,” says

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Claire Sheres’ office is located at 2301 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-414-4146 or visit sheresrealty.com or woodfieldmls.com.

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HELENA LEVINE

WONDER WOMEN SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Experience Excellence Helena Levine Leads Highly Acclaimed Donna Klein Jewish Academy

I

nspired by Donna Klein Jewish

DKJA, internationally recognized

roots,” she says. “Our responsibil-

Academy’s unique commitment

for its exceptional dual Judaic and

ity each and every day at DKJA is

to excellence in both the academic

general studies curriculum, will be

to nurture our students to have the

and spiritual development of all

further exemplified in its focus on

strength, passion and knowledge to

of its students, Helena Levine,

the development of each child as

represent us as a Jewish people.”

MSW, has embraced her new role

a whole person—including emo-

DKJA lives by the triad of Jew-

as Head of School.

tional and social skills. The goal is

ish living, learning and academic

Levine has been an integral part

to create a community of responsi-

achievement.

of DKJA for the past nine years,

ble citizens of the world, commit-

“Instilling Jewish morals, charac-

serving the last three as Principal

ted to Jewish values and lifelong

ter, awareness of the importance of

of the Claire and Emanuel G.

learning —empowered to succeed.

‘giving back’ to the community, and

Rosenblatt High School at DKJA.

This achievement is more im-

establishing a culture of philanthropy

“It truly is an honor to step

portant than ever before, Levine

to ensure continuity for future gener-

into this role for a school that is

emphasized, adding that DKJA is

ations are the ways in which we offer

celebrated as a top Jewish Day

the only K-12 Jewish community

‘values added’ benefits to each and

School nationally and globally,”

day school in the country to be

every DKJA student,” Levine says.

says Levine, who has a master’s in

recognized as a FranklinCovey

“Educating students to be excep-

social work. “I hope to bring my

‘Leader In Me’ School.

tionally prepared from an academic

own vision for the continued suc-

“With the recent rise of anti-

standpoint, in an environment that

cess of DKJA, taking our school

Semitism, it is very important that

nurtures the mind, body, and soul,

from great to greater.”

our youth is both knowledgeable

are among the unique components

and connected to their Jewish

that make us who we are.”

She notes that the mission of

It truly is an honor to step into this role for a school that is celebrated as a top Jewish Day School nationally and globally.

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

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DURÉE ROSS

WOMEN

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Growing With The Flow Durée & Company Expands With More Clients Than Ever Before

D

urée Ross is taking Durée &

especially great honor to work with

Company to new levels of growth,

The Jills®, known for their celeb-

Consistently honored for excel-

as she expands the firm’s offices

rity clientele and high-end Miami

lence in public relations, Durée’s

to accommodate her exceptional

Beach listings, such as the Versace

most recent awards include the

roster of top-quality clients.

Mansion and most recently Matt

2015 Gold Coast PR Council

Damon’s North Bay Road estate.”

Bernays Award for PR Campaign

The award-winning public rela-

We feel very privileged that so many clients have chosen us to be a longstanding part of their team.

Law firm, among others.

tions firm’s newest real estate client

In addition to real estate, Durée

by a Small Company or Firm for

is The Jills®, recently named Cold-

& Company draws clients from the

her work with the Patricia and

well Banker’s No. 1 residential real

legal and medical sectors, lifestyle,

Phillip Frost Museum of Science;

estate team worldwide for four years

restaurant and hospitality indus-

a 2014 American Business Award,

running. Durée & Company also

tries, and the nonprofit communi-

for her work with Feeding South

represents Miami-Dade, Broward

ty. Durée’s current client roster also

Florida™; and the 2014 Life-

and Palm Beach Counties for Cold-

includes Feeding South Florida™,

style Media Group Up & Comer

well Banker Residential Real Estate,

Jacob D. Steiger M.D./Steiger

Award—Public Relations Category.

Florida’s No. 1 real estate company.

Facial

Brio

“We feel very privileged that

“Over our 15 years in business,

Tuscan Grille and Bravo! Cucina

Plastic

Surgery,

so many clients have chosen us

we have had the pleasure of repre-

Italiana restaurants, Riverwalk

to be a long-standing part of their

senting and working with some of

Arts & Entertainment District,

team,” Durée says. “We are proud

the most renowned names in the

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum

to be able to grow alongside them,

real estate field, including develop-

of Science, Boys & Girls Clubs of

providing the strategy and services

ers, high-end projects and leading

Miami-Dade, and Gladstone &

that help them achieve their most

real estate firms,” Durée says. “It’s an

Weissman, P.A. Marital & Family

important goals.”

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

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modeling and photography studio,

light a candle and make a wish, and

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have spa treatments, make tie-dyed

where you listen to chill Ibiza beats

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shirts, scale a climbing wall, master

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ness 365 Readers’ Choice Awards;

water sports, perform on a stage,

a heated waterfall massages your

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and 2014 Best Treatment Menu

tems. They have a place of their

awards; and American Spa Profes-

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The Forbes Five-Star magical wonderland of Eau Spa invites adults to Pause, Play and Perfect with Champagne and cupcakes as they wander in gardens dotted with hanging chairs above reflection pools.

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WONDER WOMEN

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Fitness Forever Patricia Valenti Brings ‘Fitness Universe’ Tour To Palm Beach County PATRICIA VALENTI

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It’s a great opportunity for competitors, trainers, sponsors and spectators to enjoy the competition, network with your peers, and learn about the latest trends in nutrition, exercise and longevity.

atricia Valenti knows the importance

Fitness Universe Tour has provided

tee and Fitness Universe. In 2010,

of staying fit at any age. She’s been a

a showcase for natural, drug-free

she was crowned Overall Masters

soccer mom, figure/bikini competi-

fitness athletes around the country.

Bikini Champion and earned her

tor, and ballroom dancer. Now,

“What sets us apart is that com-

professional status as an IFBB Pro-

she’s bringing “The Gold Coast

petitors get promotional and career

fessional Athlete.

Fitness Championships,” a regional

opportunities, rather than prize

Driven by her competitive

show for Fitness Universe, which

money,” she says. “We expect to

spirit and training, she became

is one of the world’s most exciting

have plenty of photographers, pub-

interested in competitive ball-

natural-health competitions, to

lishers, agents and model scouts

room dancing and has competed

Palm Beach County.

from TV and video production

in many competitions across Flor-

“I’m excited to introduce Fitness

companies looking for new talent.”

ida and far away places such as

Universe’s first show in Palm Beach

“I started my career as court

Moscow and Vienna. Since then,

County,” says Valenti, a Boca Raton

reporter, and didn’t begin compet-

Valenti has hosted a radio show,

resident who is organizing the April

ing in fitness events until my mid

“Have a Healthy Day,” and was a

18 event at the historic Crest Theatre

40s,” says Valenti, whose two chil-

cast member of “The Vibe,” a TV

in Delray Beach. “It’s a great oppor-

dren, Brad and Victoria, are now

show now in the pilot stage.

tunity for competitors, trainers, spon-

in college. “I wish I had done this

sors and spectators to enjoy the com-

when I was younger!”

Now, Valenti is looking forward to the big April 18 event.

petition, network with your peers,

In the past decade, Valenti has

“Put this on your calendar,” she

and learn about the latest trends in

competed in numerous figure,

says. “Our Fitness Universe Tour

nutrition, exercise and longevity.”

bikini and model competitions for

will be the ideal place to see and

the National Physique Commit-

be seen.”

For more than 25 years, the

For more information about Fitness Universe and the Gold Coast Fitness Championships call 941-320-1833 or visit fitnessuniverse.com.

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LAURA E. SKELLCHOCK, M.D.

WONDER WOMEN SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Mind-Body-Spirit Connection Laura E. Skellchock, M.D., F.A.A.D. Defines What Creates A Wonder Woman

I

believe we all come into this

keeps us young. The mind-body-

This helps me to have a sense

world with a unique gift. What

spirit connection is inextricably

of gratitude at all times and go

innately interests us? What is easy

intertwined.

with the flow of life instead of

for us to do? What do we do that

When

we never tire of?

our

mind

doesn’t

struggling against it.

perceive the passage of time,

The Buddhist way of observ-

When we find our path and

neither does our body, leaving us

ing one’s life instead of reacting

utilize our unique gift in our

in a state where physical aging

to it also allows me to stay calm

daily life, we are able to find that

is minimized.

when life presents its inevitable

enviable space called “flow” where

The other thing that creates

we are joyful and creative, totally

a wonderful experience in life

By decreasing stress, I prevent

involved with life.

is our attitude. It is the only

the release of cortisol from

thing in life over which we

my adrenal glands, which is

have complete control.

responsible for creating anxiety

Time stands still. We are in the present moment, fully engaged, having fun, feeling powerful,

Albert Einstein said, “There

being joyful, and knowing that

are two ways to live your life: as

we have an impact on the world

though nothing is a miracle or as

around us.

though everything is a miracle.”

challenges.

that can cause aging in my body. It becomes a circle of positivity, creating more happiness and

Research shows that these are

I choose the latter. I believe

the characteristics of a life that

that everything that happens to

Utilizing our own unique

creates happiness, which is the

me is a gift, a learning experience,

gift to the world and having an

greatest desire in us all. Being in

a way for me to become a more

attitude of awe and gratitude is

the flow where time stands still

compassionate and wise person.

what creates a wonder woman.

Utilizing our own unique gift to the world and having an attitude of awe and gratitude is what creates a wonder woman.

health.

Integrative Dermatology and Integrative Health Institute is located at 6100 Glades Road, Suites 304 and 310, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-488-2689, 561-756-9405 or visit drskellchock.com.

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MARCIA KAUFMAN

WONDER WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Personally Rewarding Marcia Kaufman Supports Fundraising For JARC’s Important Mission

C

ontributions

From the moment you walk in the door of JARC, you can tell you are in a very special place— there’s something very different and wonderful here.

to

the

personal

JARC, you can tell you are in a very

clients with the opportunities and

growth of adults with develop-

special place—there’s something

training to enjoy activities and make

mental disabilities that are made

very different and wonderful here.”

decisions that many of us take for

365 days a year by the Jewish

JARC operates 10 group homes

granted, such as going out to dinner,

Association for Residential Care

for adults with developmental dis-

doing work they can be proud of and

(JARC) are appreciated beyond

abilities in the Boca Raton/Del-

saving money for a special reason.

words by Marcia Kaufman.

ray Beach area. The nonsectarian

JARC’s support for clients ranges

As co-chair of the auction that

group also offers apartment living

from teaching the activities of daily

JARC held at its recent 2015 an-

for those who do not require 24-

living, to culinary and catering

nual gala, which was attended by

hour supervision, as well as vo-

training in its 2,000-square-foot

more than 450 people, Marcia and

cational training, and social and

kitchen, plus clerical, computer,

co-chair Ellen Gechter themed the

recreational programs in its state-

environmental services and social

event as an effort to raise money to

of-the-art Mel and Elaine Stein

skills training. Social activities in-

support the group’s many special-

Living and Learning Center. The

clude current events, international

ized and much-need services deliv-

facility is the first of its kind in

travel and sports discussion groups,

ered every day of every year.

South Florida, and a model for

foreign language classes, aerobics

similar agencies around the country.

and other fitness classes.

“For me, it’s very personal,” says Marcia, who notes the personal

Its structure supports JARC’s

In 2015 and beyond, JARC hopes

growth a friend’s daughter is experi-

most important mission: to partner

to expand its services to offer even

encing at JARC through her learn-

with the families of clients to pro-

more support to young adults with

ing chef’s skills at the organization’s

mote independence, dignity and

developmental and intellectual dis-

restaurant, Café 95. “From the

self-respect in order to create more

abilities, and more groups that sup-

moment you walk in the door of

fulfilling lives. This means providing

port social and family relationships.

JARC Florida is located at 21160 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-558-2550 or visit jarcfl.org.

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ELIZABETH KELLEY GRACE AND JULIE MULLEN

WONDER WOMEN SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Public Relations Pros The Buzz Agency Is All-In For Its Clients

S

uccess has been sweet for The Buzz

allows us to speak directly to our

PR experience, and bring energy

Agency and the award-winning

clients’ customers without any

and enthusiasm to every client

firm’s clients who have grown

filters. It has become an excep-

engagement. Having two female

their businesses together under the

tionally valuable component of

partners gives The Buzz Agency

direction of founders Julie Mullen

our communications strategies.”

team a powerful perspective on

and Elizabeth Kelley Grace.

Hospitality, corporate com-

the consumers who make the vast

Providing top-tier public rela-

munications and retail clients

majority of buying decisions in

tions, social media and com-

are where The Buzz Agency has

the United States.

munity engagement services to a

seen particular growth in the past

Mullen and Grace have a

diverse array of clients on regional

few years, says Grace, who notes

dynamic team of creative public

and national and levels, The Buzz

that the firm’s clients are based

relations and marketing profes-

Agency has more than tripled its

throughout South Florida, from

sionals who are dedicated to the

client base since its inception in

Miami to Vero Beach.

success of their clients in the firm’s

2009. Clients include Lord &

“We operate as true business

‘do-whatever-it-takes’ culture de-

Taylor Boca Raton; the Delray

partners with our clients, not

signed to foster empowerment and

Beach CRA; Seminole Casino

just as one of their vendors,” says

creativity.

Coconut Creek; Discover The

Grace. “It’s important our part-

“They are all-in when it comes

Palm Beaches; SunFest; and Har-

ners view public relations and

to enthusiasm and passion for our

bourside Place in Jupiter.

social media as valuable tools with

clients,” says Mullen. “Clients truly

a tangible ROI.”

come first with us. We know that

“Our expertise in social media has really differentiated us from our

Mullen and Grace have exten-

peers,” says Mullen. “Social media

sive national, regional and local

Clients truly come first with us. We know that when they succeed, The Buzz Agency succeeds.

when they succeed, The Buzz Agency succeeds. It’s as simple as that.”

The Buzz Agency is located at 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. For more information, call 855-525-2899 or visit thebuzzagency.net.

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MARIANNA DUBOIS

WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Fashionably Great The Fashion Doctors Media Group Brings Chic Events To Palm Beach

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All is fashionable in food, wine and the arts, so the cross promoting of luxury brands and worthy causes in events that provide venues to display their strengths makes perfect sense.

ith the recent launch of the first

of Design, Marianna conceives

New York and Boston, Mari-

Italian Week series of events in the

events that bring luxury brands

anna maximizes the synergy of

Town of Palm Beach, The Fashion

recognition through exceptional

events in each city on behalf of

Doctors Media Group has raised

venues that merge the interests

clients such as the Worth Avenue

the bar for upscale events during

of hospitality, fashion and non-

Association, 150 Worth (the

South Florida’s high season.

profit clients. She has developed

Esplanade), and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

Sponsored by Town & Country

a national reputation for imple-

magazine and the Italian Trade

menting strategies that go beyond

A strong supporter of commu-

Commission, the celebration of

traditional public relations and

nity-based initiatives, Marianna

fashion, music, food and wine was

events.

has served on the Board of

attended by thousands of Palm

“All is fashionable in food,

Directors for the Museum of Fine

Beach County residents and is the

wine and the arts, so the cross

Arts—Fashion Council in Boston,

creation of Worth Avenue Asso-

promoting of luxury brands and

as well as the chair of multiple non-

ciation and The Fashion Doctors

worthy causes in events that

profits, including Cystic Fibrosis,

Media Group founder Marianna

provide venues to display their

Forever Family, and The Boston

Dubois.

strengths makes perfect sense,”

Bruins Foundation. In addition,

Marianna founded The Fashion

says Marianna, who also pro-

she is a current member of New

Doctors Media Group after an ex-

duced the Fashion’s Night Out

York Women in Communications

tensive career in fashion, journal-

event for the Town of Palm

and co-founded the nonprofit

ism, restaurant ownership, charity

Beach, with event sponsor Vogue

group Project Fashion in an effort

fundraising, and public relations.

magazine.

to provide scholarships for fashion

A graduate of the Parsons School

From offices in Palm Beach,

students.

The Fashion Doctors Media Group is located at 256 Worth Avenue, Suite 310, Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-843-9554 or visit thefashiondoctorspr.com.

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STACY ACKER

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Photo by Carlos Aristizabal

The Write Stuff Stacy Acker, M.A. Helps College-Bound Students Succeed

G uiding

students

their favor,” says Acker, who has

prompts demanding personal nar-

through their application essay

college-bound

enjoyed working with students

ratives and/or statements. By con-

process and celebrating their

accepted to such schools as

sistently leading students through

success when they are accepted

University

Florida, Tulane

these challenges and toward solu-

into schools of their choice isn’t

University, Barnard College, Boston

tions, Acker sees essays evolve and

just what Stacy Acker does best—

College, University of Michigan

confidence grow.

it’s her passion.

of

and Washington University. “At The

“Years in the college writing

The Adjunct Professor of Eng-

Writing Shop, I offer students tools

classroom have helped me to effec-

lish Composition has created an

to create essays that demand notice

tively guide students toward their

innovative approach to helping

by admissions officers. A dynamic,

authentic writing voice and elevate

students achieve their best work

unique, and meaningful essay will

the quality of their writing.” Acker

in college essays and beyond by

significantly highlight who they are

says, “Students must present them-

leveraging proven writing tech-

within many application packages.”

selves as more than a GPA, a test

niques that provide them with a

Guiding

students

through

score, or number of community

competitive edge in the applica-

countless writing assignments over

service hours. Offering an essay that

tion process.

the years, Acker recognized the

is superior in quality and content is the way to accomplish that goal.”

“Faced with a college admis-

many challenges they face in

sions climate that is more competi-

writing. The struggle is evident,

“I have made it my mission to

tive than ever, students have never

she says, whether they attempt

help students discover what they

relied as heavily on their applica-

to write responses to prompts

think and how to express it,”

tion essays to help them stand out

focused on literature and criti-

Acker says. “In doing so, they

as individuals and tip the scales in

cal thinking, or when faced with

discover who they are.”

I offer students tools to create essays that demand notice by admissions officers.

The Writing Shop is located at 2600 North Military Trail, Suite 206, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-654-1903 or visit dynamicessays.com.

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SHARON DIPIETRO

WOMEN

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Going To The Dogs Sharon DiPietro Salutes Boca Raton’s “Rescuers Who Rescue”

S “

I want to build awareness of the growing need for animal protection and welfare.

haron DiPietro has a mission in

Because TCAR is 100 percent

manage clients’ investments for

life. “I want to build awareness of

nonprofit, the Doggie Ball is its

nearly three decades. She first be-

the growing need for animal pro-

main source of operational income,

came involved with charitable or-

tection and welfare,” says DiPietro,

says DiPietro. “It’s a fun way to get

ganizations in her 20s, helping the

a retired investment professional

involved with a great organization

American Red Cross.

who now serves on the board

that has rescued more than 52,000

of Tri-County Animal Rescue

animals since 1996.”

Last year, DiPietro teamed up with Boca Raton firefighters to

(TCAR), a dynamic “no kill” non-

But that’s not all DiPietro is doing

create a beautifully photographed

profit that takes in abandoned and

to help the community. She and her

tabletop keepsake book called

abused pets, nurtures them back

husband are committed to helping

“Rescuers Who Rescue.” Proceeds

to health, and provides shelter or

children in distress, and support a

from the book will help kick off

finds them good homes.

wide range of charitable organiza-

TCAR’s $4 million capital cam-

With the support of her husband

tions. “We believe in the importance

paign for an isolation rescue cen-

Jay, who is president and general

of building strong families,” says

ter and enhanced shelter services.

manager at Boca West Country Club,

DiPietro. She and Jay have nine chil-

All proceeds from “Rescuers

DiPietro organized and chaired the

dren and 24 grandchildren, as well

Who Rescue” are dedicated to Tri-

13th Annual Doggie Ball on March

as Precious and Bella, little Yorkies

County Animal Rescue’s Capital

22, a fund-raising extravaganza with

who are rescue dogs. DiPietro also

Campaign and the Boca Raton Fire

a high-energy western theme. “Boca

enjoys yoga, Pilates, tennis and golf-

and Paramedic Benevolent Fund

West Country Club is an ideal venue

ing weekends with her husband.

Scholarship Program. As DiPietro

for such a gala as it is beautiful and

Originally from the Cincinnati

says, “I have always been an animal

spacious enough for us to invite 700

area, DiPietro came to South Flor-

lover and am glad I can make this

guests this year,” she says.

ida in the early 1980s and helped

contribution to two great causes.”

Tri-County Animal Rescue is located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-482-8110 or visit tricountyanimalrescue.com.

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DELIVERING THE DREAM Prestigious Fine Wine Competition Pops Corks For Charity tart with more than 700 fine wines, add a five-course gourmet meal, toss in some marvelous music and you’ve got the Eighth Annual American Fine Wine Competition. The event, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on April 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, is considered the nation’s most prominent and prestigious American Wine Invitational. The wines are all limited production – and many would cost more than $300 in a restaurant. There’s also entertainment and a chance to meet the six “Winemakers and Vintners of the Year.” Guests can also bid on hundreds of wine baskets at

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the silent auction and participate in the live auction where trips and experiences will be on tap. And every sip helps Deliver The Dream, a Fort Lauderdale-based non profit which offers free retreat programs to help families experiencing serious illness or crisis escape the stress of their daily lives, reconnect with loved ones and find support from other families coping with similar situations. “We are thrilled to be named this year’s beneficiary of the American Fine Wine Competition Gala and so grateful for the opportunity to raise important funds to support our unique program for fami-

lies in crisis,” says Executive Director Paul Withrow. “The money will go to help fund our family retreat program that takes up to 15 families away on a retreat once a month. Each family that attends has a child or parent living with an illness or going through a crisis.” The program has provided more than 130 retreats to nearly 6,500 family members since 2002. The gala will begin with a “Sparkling Reception” featuring AFWC medalwinning wines, a silent auc-

tion and live music. “It’s truly a night of pure indulgence and discovery. Guests will visit winery tasting rooms and taste the top award- winning wines of the competition poured for them by those people who produced it- the winemakers,” according to Deliver The Dream’s website. The wineries and winemakers of the year are Chappellet Winery owner Cyril Chappellet, Maldonado Vineyards owner Hugo Maldonado, Dave Phillips of Michael David Winery, Bryan Kane,

winemaker for Sol Rouge, The Winery SF, Sottomarino Winery, and Howell Mountain Vineyards, Brooks Painter, winemaker for Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Rudy von Strasser, winemaker/owner of von Strasser. They, along with dozens of other winemakers, will pour wines in intimate tasting rooms. Cheers! O For more information, call 561-504-0206 or visit americanfinewinecompetition.org.

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Infuse Home-Grown Cocktails With Fruits, Herbs And Flowers

Limoncello With Strawberries And Cream Foam

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ottie Muir knows how to stir things up. Her pop-up rooftop cocktail bar serves up libations with a twist - many of the ingredients come from her garden. In her new book “Wild Cocktails From The Midnight Apothecary,” she shares 100 tempting, fresh and original recipes, including Limoncello With Strawberries And

Cream Foam and The Cherry Blossom, featuring fresh-from-the-garden lavender, basil, strawberries, geranium leaves and more. These simple, down-to-earth embellishments transform a ho-hum cocktail into a sippable sensation. We’ll drink to that.

LIMONCELLO WITH STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM FOAM This is an extravagant summer dessert cocktail. It would be too sweet without the acidity from the lemon juice. The vodka reduces the sweetness, too, and increases the strength when combined with the mild cream foam, creating a very balanced, flavorsome drink. (Serves 1) INGREDIENTS/TOOLS Cocktail shaker with strainer Non-aerosol cream whipper Martini glass Ice cubes Strawberry slice for garnish Lavender sprig for garnish 1 oz. vodka ¾ oz. Scented Geranium and Lavender Limoncello (see recipe below) or good-quality, store-bought limoncello ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice Strawberries and Cream Foam (see recipe in far right column) INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the vodka, limoncello, and lemon juice in the cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover the shaker, and shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain the mixture into the glass. Using the non-aerosol cream whipper, top with the Strawberries and Cream Foam. Garnish with the slice of fresh strawberry speared with a lavender sprig.

SCENTED GERANIUM AND LAVENDER LIMONCELLO Limoncello is a taste of lemony sunshine and could be served without any adornment, but I just wanted to experiment with

a couple of flavors to see if the flavor improved. I think it did— this recipe is utterly delicious and super easy to make. If you are a believer in “more is more,” then it makes a great base for the Limoncello with Strawberries and Cream Foam. Please note that this recipe is made over the course of a month, so you will not need all the ingredients at the start. (Makes 1 Quart) INGREDIENTS/TOOLS Zest of 10 large, unwaxed, organic lemons, without any white pith 700 or 750ml bottle of vodka, 80 proof/40% ABV or above, or pure grain alcohol 10 scented geranium (Pelargonium) leaves 1 tbsp. culinary-grade lavender buds 1 cup water if using 80 proof/40% ABV vodka; 3 cups water if using 100 proof/50% ABV (or above) vodka 2 cups superfine (caster) sugar 1-quart wide-mouthed, sealable jar, sterilized Sealable presentation bottle(s), sterilized INSTRUCTIONS

Pour the zest into the sterilized jar, followed by the alcohol. Seal the jar, shake, and leave in a cool, dark place for a month, upending gently a couple of times a week. Five days before the month is up, crush the individual scented geranium leaves between your palms to release the essential oils, and drop into the jar. Add the lavender as well. Seal the jar and upend it gently a couple of times. Prepare a simple syrup by heating

Limoncello

Organic Lemons

the water (see note in the Ingredients list about the quantity of water in relation to the strength of vodka) and sugar in a nonreactive pan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once it boils, remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the alcohol into a widemouthed pitcher and add the syrup. Stir, then funnel into the sterilized presentation bottle(s). Seal. You can store limoncello in the freezer or somewhere dark for up to a year. It is best to leave it for another 2 weeks, at the very least, and longer if you have the patience because it will become smoother with age.

ARANCELLO To make this delicious blood orange liqueur, simply substitute the zest of blood oranges for the lemons, and follow the same directions.

STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM FOAM This is essentially a strawberry-flavored whipped cream but I have used some additional gelatin and charged it with nitrous oxide to create a denser, stable foam. (Makes enough foam for 15 drinks) INGREDIENTS/TOOLS 1¼ sheets gelatin (platinum grade) 6 oz. strawberries, hulled 2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 oz. Simple Syrup 2 oz. hot water ¹/³ cup heavy (double) cream Professional cream whipper with 2 N2O cartridges Blender INSTRUCTIONS

Place the gelatin sheets in a bowl of ice water to soak until they are pliable (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, blend the strawberries and lemon juice on high speed until smooth, and strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small pan. Add the Simple Syrup and hot water, and stir on a low heat to combine all the ingredients. Squeeze the excess water from the softened gelatin sheets, drop them into the pan containing the mix, and heat gently to dissolve the gelatin. Stir constantly and do not allow to reach boiling point. Turn off the heat as soon as the gelatin has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes). Add the cream to the mix and funnel through a sieve into the whipper. Charge it with the 2 N2O cartridges, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Shake well for at least a minute and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight, before using. Shake the whipper well before dispensing. Tip it upside down so that it is completely inverted over the cocktail. APRIL 2015

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THE CHERRY BLOSSOM Japan is known for its cherry blossom celebrations—a very short season when this beautiful flower takes center stage. On London streets, the drama of cherry blossoms (Prunus serrulata) falling from the trees like confetti is not just a visual feast. The blossoms can be candied for a wonderful garnish or dried and mixed with salt for a cocktail rim. (Serves 1) INGREDIENTS/TOOLS ¾ oz. yuzu or lemon juice Dried pink cherry blossom, ground into pink salt 1 oz. plum wine 1 oz. vodka ½ oz. sake 2 tsp. sour cherry juice Saucer, cocktail shaker with strainer Martini glass Ice cubes Candied pink cherry blossom for garnish INSTRUCTIONS

Chill the glass thoroughly in the freezer or refrigerator for 2 or 4 hours. Dip the glass into a saucer of yuzu or lemon juice and then turn the outside edge of the glass into the salted cherry blossom mix. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker, fill it two-thirds of the way up with ice, and shake hard for 20 seconds. Strain the contents of the shaker into the chilled glass and garnish with a candied pink cherry blossom.

“Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary” is written by Lottie Muir, with photography by Kim Lightbody. It is published by Ryland Peters & Small and can be found at rylandpeters.com or wherever books are sold.

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The Office is a modern American gastropub that serves delicious, gourmet comfort food, in a setting reminiscent of a luxurious home office. Menu favorites include an array of juicy burgers, inventive salads, swell sandwiches, wonderful appetizers, mouthwatering seafood, chicken and beef entrees. • Lunch & Dinner Served Daily • Early & Late Happy Hour at Indoor & Outdoor Bars • Dine Indoors or on the Patio 290 E. Atlantic Ave. • Delray Beach • 561-278-9570 4520 PGA Blvd. • Palm Beach Gardens • 561-630-9899 vicandangelos.com

Vic & Angelo’s serves up delectable, rustic Italian cuisine, including soul-satisfying house-made pastas, crispy, thin-crust pizzas, refreshing salads, fresh fish and seafood, and enticing veal and chicken dishes, in a warm and welcoming setting. • Lunch & Dinner Served Daily • Early & Late Happy Hour at Indoor & Outdoor Bars • Brunch Served Saturday & Sunday • Indoor and Outdoor Dining 201 E. Atlantic Ave. • Delray Beach • 561-276-3600 theofficedelray.com


STRAWBERRY AND BASIL GIMLET Strawberries and basil (Ocimum basilicum) are a delicious combination, and this simple cocktail allows them to shine. The grind of black pepper draws out the flavor of the strawberries, while the basil adds an aromatic, sweet, earthy taste. (Serves 1) INGREDIENTS/TOOLS 3 large strawberries ½ oz. agave nectar 4 basil leaves 2 oz. gin ½ oz. freshly squeezed

lime juice Grind of coarse ground black pepper Cocktail shaker with strainer Tea strainer

Martini or wine glass Ice cubes Strawberry slice for garnish Large basil leaf for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Put the strawberries and agave nectar in the cocktail shaker, and muddle thoroughly. Crush the basil leaves between your palms to release the essential oils and drop in the shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Fill the shaker two-thirds full with ice, cover, and shake hard for 20 seconds. Double-strain the mixture by pouring it through the tea strainer, into the glass. Garnish with the strawberry slice and basil leaf. O

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THE TOP TABLE Food And Atmosphere At BrickTop’s Is Palm Beach PerfectionBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE ver wonder how it would feel to dine like a Palm Beach islander in high season? Enjoy a spectacular meal at BrickTop’s in the heart of Palm Beach and find out. Savvy socializers who get a table on the restaurant’s outdoor terrace can live the Palm Beach islander dream, right alongside the blue blazer- and Lilly Pulitzer-wearing crowd. On balmy South Florida winter evenings you’ll find them five–deep at the bar, taking in divine libations and the sophisticated tropical atmosphere that feels like cocktail hour at an intimate island resort. The food at BrickTop’s is top quality and surprisingly trendy. In a nod to the deviled egg trend that’s currently all the rage on appetizer menus,

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BrickTop’s has peaked the concept with Deviled Eggs & Millionaire’s Bacon. This plentiful portion of creamy, zesty egg delights is served with what has to be the most delicious bacon in the world. Smoky, thick cut and coated with sugar, it’s absolutely divine. The Tuna Tartar is a tantalizing tower of luscious cut tuna, avocado, mango, tomato and pine nuts, while the Goat Cheese Vegetarian Flatbread is a fresh vegetable lover’s dream, chock full of artichokes, roasted peppers, spinach, wild mushrooms

where BrickTop’s is at 375 South County Road in Palm Beach. For more information, call 561-855-2030 or visit bricktops.com.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

FINE DINING: (Clockwise from Left) Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet; Slow-Roasted Baby Back Ribs; Outdoor Terrace; Scottish Salmon with Brown Rice and Sauteed Spinach & Kale; Prime Meat Loaf with Creamy Whipped Potatoes

and red onion. For lovers of all things crab, the Maryland Style Crab Cakes are a must-try. Decidedly more crab than cake – with delectable lumps of the best quality jumbo crabmeat held together with buttery bread crumbs – these are hard to top. Served with a light, whole-grain mustard sauce and paired with a tasty side of Kale & Quinoa Salad - and they are beyond topped. Another of the restaurant’s fresh seafood options

to die for is the Chilean Sea Bass, pan sautéed to perfection with a panko crust, served with fresh vegetables and an Asian ginger sauce. The Filet Mignon at BrickTop’s is the ultimate in tender aged filet of beef, centercut, served with the creamiest of whipped potatoes and sautéed spinach and kale. You’ll even find slow-roasted Baby Back Ribs on the menu, with classic cole slaw and French fries as sides. You’ll be sorry the next day

if you don’t have dessert at BrickTop’s. Very sorry, because this means you will have missed out on confections like Salty Caramel Peanut Ice Cream, with a caramel weave and salty roasted peanuts. And you won’t have experienced the ecstasy of the warm homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet served toasty warm and still in the skillet, topped with rich vanilla ice cream drizzled with BrickTop’s special caramel sauce. So have the dessert, for sure, after all of the other can’t-resist culinary treats at BrickTop’s. The restaurant will undoubtedly top your list of favorite places to dine. O


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GRILL TIME (KOSHER)8177

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

Cinemark Palace 20 ❘ 3200 Airport Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.3044 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at

CUT 432432 E. Atlantic

THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS

Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

DADA52 North Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly.

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday,

Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch. ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort

& Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Boulevard ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4850 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Saturday. ARMADILLO CAFÉ8221 Glades

Rd., #6 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-405-6152 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. ATLANTIC GRILLESeagate Hotel & Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. BISTRO NNordstrom at Town

Center at Boca Raton ❘ Second Floor ❘ 5820 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3286 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Monday-Sunday. BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.4080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. Brunch Friday-Sunday.

BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘

2222 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. BURT & MAX’SDelray Marketplace

❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Brunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner daily. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILLFoun-

tains Center ❘ 7000 West Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3035 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily. THE CAPITAL GRILLETown

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101

Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly.

B I T E S/ SETTING THE BAR Piñon Grill’s Renovation Offers More Outdoor Seating

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et’s face it – we’ve got the best weather in the country. And the folks at Piñon Grill want to make sure their guests enjoy it. So, they added a new outdoor seating area – then connected it with the indoors. “We wanted to provide Boca Raton with a high-energy bar that also took advantage of South Florida’s beautiful weather,” Andy Fox, Director of Operations for Brimstone WFG Holding Co., the parent company of Piñon Grill, said about the $200,000 renovation. Included in the transformation of the 2,000-square-foot area: a 16-seat bar and patio with 10 tables (an awning and red umbrellas complete the look). Bistro bar stools line the inside/outside bar which wraps around a comfy lounge area with couches and chairs (perfect for enjoying live music on Wednesdays and Fridays). Piñon Grill, located at The Terrace at Town Center in Boca Raton, offers NewAmerican cuisine, including classic favorites Hawaiian Skirt Steak, Asian Sea Bass, and Seared Tuna Salad. For more information, call 561-391-7770 or visit pinongrill.com.

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

FARMER’S TABLE1901 North Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

561.482.3699

Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly.

FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821 South

HOUSTON’S1900 N.W. Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

HUDSON AT WATERWAY EAST900 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

561.265.0122

GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 399

Beach ❘ 561-303-1343 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ SaturdaySunday, Dinner daily.

J. ALEXANDER’SUniversity Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

GRAND LUX CAFETown Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Breakfast SaturdaySunday. Lunch and Dinner daily.

KE`E GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.826.2625 ❘ Brunch

MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W. Executive Center

Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.0808 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MARIPOSANeiman Marcus

at Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ 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-Sunday. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 561.381.9970

M.E.A.T. EATERY & TAPROOM

Cendyn Spaces ❘ 980 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Suite 115 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.2600 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Monday-Friday, Lunch and Dinner Saturday and Sunday. MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.7724 ❘ Dinner nightly.


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taste  listings Lunch and Dinner daily. NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.998.3881

13 AMERICAN TABLE451 E.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday. 561.409.2061

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 and Dinner daily. PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE PAVILION GRILLE301 Yamato

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PINON GRILLThe Terrace at Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.7770 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Brunch and Dinner Saturday and Sunday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. Brunch Saturday-Sunday. REBEL HOUSE297 E. Palmetto

ASIAN/SUSHI ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL (KOSHER)

The Fountains ❘ 7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly except Friday and Saturday. BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.7557 ❘ Dinner nightly. BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL

861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. CAY DA VIETNAMESE7400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley

Plaza ❘ 7461 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.0400 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. HOUSE OF SIAM25 N.E.

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Second Ave., #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

JAPANGORegency Court ❘ 3011

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

561.999.1263Riverstone

SALT SEVEN32 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly. SEASONS 522300 N.W.

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday. TEMPLE ORANGEEau Palm Beach

Resort & Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4924 ❘ Breakfast, 118

561.330.9191

Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

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LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILL

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday Dinner nightly.101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. PEI WEIFifth Avenue Shops ❘

1914 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 226.02907152 Beracasa Way ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.322.1001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SUSHIGO477 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Thursday-Sunday. SUSHI RAYShops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Delray Marketplace ❘ 14811 Lyons Rd. ❘ #106 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.9996 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Friday-Saturday.

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N. Federal

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road #1015 ❘

JIDAI KAITEN SUSHI & SAKE BARShoppes at Boca Grove ❘

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

RISE MODERN ASIAN CUISINE AND SUSHI6060 S.W. 18th

UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

21073 Powerline Road #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.852.5770 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. KAPOW! NOODLE BARMizner

P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

St., #108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca

Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Raton ❘ 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly.

T H E B O C A R AT O N O B S E R V E R

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. YAKITORI SAKE HOUSE271 S.E.

Mizner Blvd., #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 544.0087 ❘ Lunch and Dinner nightly. YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday, Dinner daily.


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Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.170760 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

FLEMING’S BISTRO6060

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

S.W. 18th St., #103 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1117 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday.

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

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BARBECUE

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm Place

LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQ Regency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

Spanish River Center ❘ 4199 North Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie

OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.7427 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

SHORTY’S BAR-B-QThe

ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades

Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.0024 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘

Rd. Suite 130 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.4119 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

❘ 416 Via De Palmas, #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

LA FERME9101 Lakeridge Blvd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.654.6600 ❘ Dinner nightly. Closed Tuesday. LA NOUVELLE MAISON5 Palms

Building ❘ 455 East Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.3003 ❘ Dinner daily.

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

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GREEK ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.8885 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

Second Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily1179 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.910.1562 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

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

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, MondaySaturday. THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE

887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch daily. Closed Monday.

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E.

561.997.7472

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

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DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner daily. 120

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MILOS TAVERNA1600 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 561.994.2828

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Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

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IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner nightly.

JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday.

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MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly. MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato Road, Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-4094111 ❘ Dinner daily. NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR2240 N.W. 19th St., Suite 904 ❘ Boca

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Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘ 9169

West Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.5570 ❘ Sunday-Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Monday Dinner only.

13 American Table serves New American cuisine with a twist in a casual yet elegant environment.

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

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

LATIN AZUCAR CUBAN CAFEBoca/Ray Plaza ❘ 4900 Linton Blvd. Suite 14 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.4427 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. THE CUBAN CAFEPlumtree Centre ❘

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CABANA RESTAURANT105 E. Atlantic

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Jerry Kramer Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

Seth B. Bernstein Boca Raton’s Promise

Eric Lipson Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Sean Caplen Place of Hope at the Haven

BJ Meeks Caridad Center

Kurtiss Cross The Junior League of Boca Raton

Art Menor United Way of Palm Beach County

Charles Deyo Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

William Morris Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Gregory Fried Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Steven F. Muschlitz Wheels from the Heart

David Gart Boca Helping Hands

J.C. Perrin Best Foot Forward

Brian Holland SOS Children’s Villages - Florida

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Deaf NFL Star To Share Story At Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation Gala eattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman will share his inspiring story of life as a deaf NFL champion during the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation 2015 Annual Gala. The April 11 event, which begins at 7 p.m. at The Temple House in Miami Beach, will highlight the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission to give kids the gift of sound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking forward to joining friends and supporters to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of the Foundation,â&#x20AC;? said founder Barton G. Weiss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The gift of sound is a neverending task we strive for every day as there is nothing more beautiful than

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Center is a partner of the University Simon Angeli, Director of the UniOf Miami Miller School Of Medi- versity of Miami Ear Institute, furcine which functions under the guid- thers the achievements of the Co-

chlear Implant Program, which has helped restore hearing to more than 1,000 deaf children and adults. The Foundation, whose mission is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving the Gift of Sound,â&#x20AC;? also serves as a national resource for the hearing-challenged and their families. The Center places an emphasis on the viability of cochlear implants and vital auditory therapy as a successful option for deaf children and offers support to the children and their families before and after patients receive their cochlear implant. For more information, call (305) 5763006 or visit kidshearnow.org.

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IT’S AN HONOR Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon Offers Tribute To Volunteers utstanding men and male youth volunteers will be honored at the 2015 Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon. The event on April 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, unites local non-profits to honor volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of others in South Florida. Florence Fuller Child Development Centers’ Board Members Terry Fedele and Neil Meany are the event’s co-chairs. “It is a privilege to recognize and honor the men in our community, while raising awareness and funds for children at Florence Fuller Child Development Centers,” says Fedele. Arthur Adler, Chairman of the Boca West Foundation, is this year’s “Lifetime Achievement” honoree, a title bestowed upon a philanthropic leader who embodies compassion,

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devotion and diligence in improving the lives of others. “Arthur is a true example of a man with a caring spirit. His compassion for children and for making a difference is the reason he is receiving the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. He truly has impacted the Boca Raton community in so many capacities,” says Ellyn Okrent, CEO of Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. The center will also choose one man as “Tiffany Biggest Heart.” This year’s honor is in memory and celebration of former center board member and beloved friend Steven Brown, who was the very definition of a caring heart. Tiffany & Co. Outstanding Volunteer Award nominees will be recognized for their achievements and one will be selected for the “2015 Tiffany

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Outstanding Service Award.” They are: James A. Ballerano, Jr., Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum; Peter Baronoff, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation; Seth B. Bernstein, Boca Raton’s Promise; Sean Caplen, Place of Hope at the Haven; Kurtiss Cross, The Junior League of Boca Raton; Charles Deyo, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers; Gregory Fried, Unicorn Children’s Foundation; David Gart, Boca Helping Hands; Brian Holland, SOS Children›s Villages - Florida; Jerry Kramer, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services; Eric Lipson, Donna Klein Jewish Academy; BJ Meeks, Caridad Center; Art Menor, United Way of Palm

Beach County; William Morris, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County; Steven F. Muschlitz, Wheels from the Heart; J.C. Perrin, Best Foot Forward; John Prokos, YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Inc.; Jonathan Salk, KidSafe Foundation; Jason Slatkin, Children’s Home Society of Florida; Martin D. Weiss, PhD, The Weiss School; Andrew Zaukas, Parkland Buddy Sports; Gary Zimmerman, JAFCO. The Outstanding Male Youth Volunteer Award nominees are Justis Harrilal, HandsOn Broward and Nicolas Metropulos, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. O For more information, call 561-3917274 ext. 123, email KThomann@ ffcdc.org or visit ffcdc.org.


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ON THE RUNWAY

Jennifer Hyman To Speak At Women in Leadership Awards ent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Hyman will be the keynote speaker at the May 1 Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Annual Women in Leadership Award event. Hyman, known for running a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women, will speak at the luncheon at the Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. “Jennifer perfectly embodies our organization’s core values of leadership, integrity, empowerment, and collaboration. We are very much looking forward to her sharing her pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom,” notes EWPB President Charlotte Pelton. Since Rent the Runway’s launch in November 2009, Hyman has managed all areas of the business including technology, fashion, sales, marketing, operations, customer service and team management, while also serving as a company spokesperson. She was named the Chief Marketing Officer of Fortune magazine’s “Executive Dream Team” and has been honored with numerous recognitions

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including Fortune Magazine’s “Trailblazers 2013,” “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” and “40 Under 40.” She has also appeared as a guest on NBC’s “Today” Show and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The event will also include the presentation of the highly distinguished Women in Leadership Awards to local women who have sustained outstanding accomplishments and displayed generosity of spirit,

Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer perfectly embodies our organization’s core values of leadership, integrity, empowerment, and collaboration. We are very much looking forward to her sharing her pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom. — Charlotte Pelton, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches president

commitment to integrity and diversity, and genuine connectedness with others in the community. Three women will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments within the realms of volunteer, private and public sector service. The event chairs are Natalie Alvarez and Sandra Close Turnquest. Proceeds benefit the Executive

Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation. Sponsors include Florida Power & Light, Palm Beach Illustrated, PNC Bank and The Palm Beach Post. O For more information, call Jessica Clasby at (561) 868-7070 or visit ewpb.org.

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IN PERFECT HARMONY

12-Year-Old Music Prodigy Headlines JAFCO’s Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon uests at JAFCO’s 13th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon will be treated to a concert by 12-year-old musical prodigy Biana Pinchuk, who sings in six languages and composed her first professional piece at age 6.

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are so many people who are deserving of this title and there are no words that can really capture my feelings,” said Weinberg. Weinberg has tirelessly raised funds for Jewish organizations throughout Florida and Virginia for many years. She is a major supporter of JAFCO, Temple Beth El and Jewish Family Services in Boca Raton and the United Jewish Federation in Norfolk and Richmond, Va. “Marilyn is a strong and inspirational leader in the community,” said Sarah Franco, JAFCO’s executive director. “Her warmth, love and support has directly impacted the lives of our children for many years.” The event begins at 10 a.m. with a shopping boutique. Guests can also participate in a live auction. Chris Miller and Event sponsors include Marci Langley Baer’s Furniture, Barclay’s/

It’s an incredible honor to be named ‘Woman of the Year.’ ”There are so many people who are deserving of this title and there are no words that can really capture my feelings. —Marilyn Simon Weinberg, JAFCO’s ‘Woman of the Year’

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The April 30 event at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton will also recognize one “spiritual mom” who has done extraordinary things for JAFCO. The ‘Woman of the Year’ award will be given to Marilyn Simon Weinberg for her dedication and support of children in need. “It’s an incredible honor to be named ‘Woman of the Year.’ There

Elyssa Kupferberg, Linda F. Kaplan, Jeffrey and Marci Langley, The Norbert and Henry Bratt Charitable Foundation, Penn-Florida Companies and Southstar Communities. The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive media sponsor. Event chairs are Chris Miller and Marci Langley; Shirley Weisman is the honorary chair and Judy Levis Markhoff is grand benefactor. O

For more information, call Janet Epstein at 954-315-8696 or visit jafco.org.


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A NEW BEGINNING

18th Annual Hope & Home Gala To Raise Money To Help Abandoned, Abused Children ife begins anew for children – once abandoned and abused – the minute they arrive at SOS Children’s Village in Coconut Creek. At SOS, they discover a home and family like they have never known, thanks to the Village and the caring community. This year, the Village is celebrating every “new beginning” at its 18th Annual Hope & Home Gala April 25 at Boca West Country Club. The event raises funds to help provide warm homes, caring families and well-rounded, happy

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The Village is about giving our foster kids the best possible future. — SOS President and CEO Keith DuVernay

childhoods for children the Village serves. This year’s event will include a special moment to raise funds to help meet immediate needs of new children who often arrive at the Village empty-handed and in need of basic necessities like clothing, shoes, toiletries, bedding, towels and school supplies. As children leave to be reunited with their parents or other relatives, or to be adopted by new families, new ones arrive - about 130 children call the Village Jay home Leno throughout the year. “The Village is about giving our foster kids the best possible future,”

says SOS President & CEO Keith DuVernay. “That future starts as soon as they arrive and we are all so passionate this year to raise the funds that will ensure our kids have a wonderful new beginning by fulfilling their basic needs right from the start.” The evening’s sponsors include Presenting Sponsor the Club Managers Association of America Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament Committee; Jarden Consumer Solutions; Wheelabrator Technologies, Seminole Casino – Coconut Creek, ADT, Republic National Distributing, JM Family Enterprises /JM Lexus, Ultimate Software and The Boca Raton Observer. O

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April 24, 2015

Co-Chairs:

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

Terry Fedele and Neil Meany

Awards Luncheon Arthur Adler: Lifetime Achievement Steve Brown: Biggest Heart Award Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to the Men with Caring Hearts Committee

Platinum Sponsor

Youth Sponsor

Schmidt Family Foundation

Eda & Cliff Viner

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Kathy Adkins

Stacey Packer

E.M. Lynn Foundation

Ron & Kathy Assaf Barclays Jerry & Terry Fedele Sonia & Bernard Finkelstein Peg Anderson Greenspon Halperin Foundation Neil & Karen Meany The Sam and Simone Spiegel Family Foundation Tiffany & Co.

Julissa Caballero

Carrie Rubin

Craig L. Doering

Jason Solodkin

Dana Filetti

Kelly Thill

Silver Sponsor ADT Kathy & Paul Adkins CendynSPACES M.E.A.T Eatery & Taproom Custom Medical Services, Inc. Peggy Henry Kaufman Lynn Construction Amy & Mike Kazma Carrie Rubin Toshiba Business Solutions Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Honoree Reception Host Guy La Ferrera

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Lauren Johnson

Rhoda Warren

Amy Kazma

Nancy Wilkinson

Elyssa Kupferberg

Exclusive Media Sponsor The Boca Raton Observer

Tickets are $100.00 All proceeds benefit Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Our mission: Making a difference through education for economically challenged children and families to build a positive future in our community. For more information, please call Karissa Thomann at 561-391-7274 ext. 123 or email at kthomann@ffcdc.org


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APRIL 9 It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere. Those words can only mean one thing: Jimmy Buffett’s in the house. Or on the radio. The legendary singer/songwriter has delighted audiences for decades with his island-type music and lyrics that often make their way into everyday conversations (Cheeseburger in Paradise, anyone?). Although Buffett, a New York Times best-selling author, pilot, environmentalist, father, husband and entrepreneur (he has his own brand of tequila, a margarita mix and a chain of merchandise stores) is the pinnacle of success, his early years were a disappointment. His first album, “Down to Earth,” recorded in 1969 in Nashville, bombed. His second one? The tapes mysteriously disappeared (they were eventually recovered), so it was never released. But that didn’t stop the aspiring troubadour – to the relief of Parrotheads everywhere. These days, he tours extensively. Check out his energetic Workin’ and Playin’ tour at the Coral Sky Ampitheatre.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org APRIL 8-12, 15-19, 2226, 29, 30 “The Magnificents” Show times vary. APRIL 14 Diana Krall Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 14-19 “Sister Act” Show times vary. APRIL 24 Jazz Legends featuring Al Jarreau and David Sanborn Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 2015

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happenings  calendar APRIL 25 Charanga Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 26 Gilberto Gil Show begins at 8 p.m.

AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com APRIL 1-5 “Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate!” Show times vary. APRIL 10 Miami Bash Show begins at 8:30 p.m. APRIL 17 The Who Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 7, 9, 11, 13 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary.

AutoNation IMAX Theater Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-4676637; mods.org

BB&T Center One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954-835-7469;

thebbtcenter.com APRIL 7 Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Show begins at 7:30 p.m. APRIL 12 2015 NCBA National Boxing Championship Show begins at 2 p.m. APRIL 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary.

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION: Diana Krall performs at 8 p.m April 14 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Coral Sky Amphitheatre (formerly Cruzan Amphitheatre) 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883;

cruzanamphitheatre.net APRIL 1-31 “Humpback Whales”—An IMAX 3D Experience Show times vary.

APRIL 9 Jimmy Buffett Show begins at 7 p.m.

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Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com APRIL 17 Chef Robert Irvine Show begins at 8 p.m.

James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com APRIL 18 Alex Campos in Concert Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Jazziz Nightlife 201 Plaza Real., Boca Raton, 561-300-0730; jazziz.com APRIL 7 Kyle Eastwood Band Show begins at 7 p.m. 144

APRIL 19 Sergio Mendes Show begins at 7:30 p.m. APRIL 21 Peter White Show begins at 7:30 p.m. APRIL 28 Acoustic Alchemy Show begins at 7 p.m. APRIL 23 Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers featuring Sweetpea Atkinson Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469;

kravis.org APRIL 4 The Temptations and The Four Tops Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 15 Boz Scaggs Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 16 Chris Botti Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 23 Chicago Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 28 THROUGH MAY 3 “Pippin” Show times vary.

Parker Playhouse 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; parkerplayhouse.com APRIL 11 Alan Cumming Show begins at 8 p.m.


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happenings  calendar APRIL 26 Southside Johnny and The Ashbury Juke Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 30 The Robert Cray Band Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222;

browardcenter.org APRIL 11 Tom Paxton & Janis Ian Show begins at 7:30 p.m. APRIL 21 Bob Dylan and His Band Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 24 Roberta Flack Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 25 Kathy Griffin Show begins at 8 p.m.

events APRIL 2 Fifth Annual Shuzz/Art/ Fashion Show The upscale event brings chic designer Haute Hippie to the runway show, along with live entertainment, an auction and food and beverage. Takes place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-906-2393 or visit www.shuzz.ticketleap. com/2015. APRIL 10 Historical Walking Tour with Rick Gonzalez The Historical Society of Palm Beach County hosts the downtown West Palm Beach history stroll, led by architect and historian Rick 146

Gonzalez, highlighting historic buildings and notable landmarks. Takes place at Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum in West Palm Beach. Starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 561-832-4164 or visit historicalsocietypbc.org. APRIL 10 Best Foot Forward Foundation’s Sixth Annual Circle of Friends Celebration Enjoy an evening of cocktails and dinner by the bite while participating in live and silent auctions. Takes place at Boca West Country Club. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561470-8300 or visit bestfood.org.

NO D-LISTERS: Check out Kathy Griffin at 8 p.m. on April 25 at The Broward Center for The Performing Arts

APRIL 11 The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation Annual Gala Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and a live auction set the stage for guest speaker Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman to share his story of what it’s like to be both deaf and an NFL champion. Takes place at The Temple House in Miami Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 305-576-3006 or visit kidshearnow.org. APRIL 11 Meet The Orchestra Interact with The Symphonia’s conductor and musicians at live dress rehearsals and discover how classical music inspires creativity. Takes place at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more infor-

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mation, call 866-687-3848 or visit info@thesymphonia.org. APRIL 11 Third Annual Brew At The Zoo Stroll through the zoo and sample beers from 25 craft breweries, check out live music, enjoy a variety of food and visit with the animals. Must be 21 or older. Takes place at Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-533-0887 or

visit palmbeachzoo.org. APRIL 12 March of Remembrance This special free interfaith event will begin with a march from the school to the temple to remember the Holocaust, honor survivors and those lost, and to stand together to say, “Never again.” Takes place at Boca Raton Christian School and Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561852-6022 or visit bocafed.org.

APRIL 13 Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services’ Great Golf For A Great Cause Event Join us for lunch and a shotgun tee-off followed by cocktails, dinner and an awards presentation. Takes place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-852-5013 or visit ralesjfs.org. (continued on page 151)


Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital A showcase of state-of-the-art technology, advanced therapies, innovative research

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onstruction is set to begin on one of the finest rehabilitation facilities in the southeastern United States. Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s spacious and modern new Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute will showcase state-of-the-art technology, advanced

therapies and innovative research and clinical trials. The Institute was established with a lead gift of $10 million from Elaine J. Wold in honor and memory of her good friend, Gloria Drummond, the founder of Boca Regional. It will greatly expand the PROMOTION

Hospital’s Davis Therapy Centers, which provide specialized treatment programs aimed at helping individuals preserve their health and independence. The 40,000 sq. ft. facility will be built at Boca Regional’s Sandler Medical Plaza on Glades Road opposite the entrance to FAU.


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any people are familiar with physical therapy as a treatment after a serious accident, injury, or condition such as a stroke. However, physical rehabilitation is used to treat everything from simple ankle sprains to chronic and debilitating diseases and complex neurological conditions. Additionally, physical therapy is imperative for improving the senior population’s strength, balance, mobility and overall fitness. In South Florida, as well as the nation, the population aged 65 and older is expected to double in the next 25 years due to increased life expectancy and the aging of the baby boomers. The number of individuals suffering from chronic diseases is staggering: ✦ 50 million (22%) of adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and 21 million (9%) have arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation ✦ In 2010, there were 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among people aged 65 and older. By 2030, the

number of hip fractures is projected to reach 289,000 ✦ Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke—a leading cause of serious long-term disability ✦ In the United States, chronic wounds affect approximately 6.5 million patients ✦ 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes ✦ According to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions Chronic diseases can be reduced and the health of the aging population can be preserved by promoting healthy lifestyles and broadening the use of clinical rehabilitative services. At the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, patients with all types of conditions benefit from individualized treatment by highly skilled clinicians utilizing state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable, inviting environment that promotes well-being and vitality.

patient from non-weight bearing activities through various levels of partial weight-bearing exercises. Results can be measured objectively as patients progress through

the continuum of depths and increasing water resistance in the aquatic therapy pool. Treatment can extend into a full range of training and conditioning.

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hen completed, the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute will offer out-patient Neurorehabilitation in collaboration with the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. Rehabilitation services are an integral part of the treatment to help patients with complex neurological conditions regain function and achieve independence. Programs will provide the highest quality care with state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based treatments to effectively rehabilitate patients with cranial tumors,

Parkinson’s disease, concussions, spinal disorders, stroke, brain injury, vertigo and other conditions. The Aquatic Therapy Center will be an exciting addition at the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute, affording new opportunities in patient care. Patients in initial stages of rehab can begin therapy sooner due to the buoyancy of water, starting with little or no water resistance. Utilizing the multi-depth capabilities of an aquatic therapy pool, the therapist can transition the

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team collaborates to heal chronic, non-healing wounds such as diabetic, venous stasis, pressure, trauma and ischemic wounds. For wounds that are slow to heal, the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hyperbaric Suite with three hyperbaric chambers is available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100 percent oxygen at a greater-than-normal pressure, rapidly increasing the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream and delivering it to the wound site to promote faster healing. This specialized therapy is used to treat conditions such as chronic wounds in diabetics, as well as those related to blood vessel disease, burns, radiation injury, skin grafts, bone infections and others. Physicians representing different specialties such as infectious disease, general surgery, plastic surgery and podiatry practice directly in the center, which is also staffed with specially trained wound care nurses and hyperbaric technologists.

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oca Regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outpatient rehabilitation program provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, working to return the patient to their highest level of independent function as possible. Highly trained, licensed professionals treat patients suffering from disabling injuries or disease, such as cardiac disease, orthopedic injuries, swallowing problems, voice disorders and other physical challenges. The focus is on restoring function, relieving pain, and teaching individuals to prevent further injury or dysfunction with a hands-on, individualized approach to treatment. The Howard & Barbara Farkas Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center specializes in comprehensive musculoskeletal care, with a full range of services in the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of skeletal, joint, and muscular injury and disease. The Center administers the Sports Medicine Student Athlete Programs in partnership with FAU and Lynn University. Sports medicine physicians provide onfield game coverage, pre-season physicals and testing, as well as oncampus follow up clinics. The teams access diagnostic imaging, lab, and all necessary treatment modalities directly from the Hospital. The Dodson Family Foundation Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center is a customized program of exercise and education often recommended by physicians following a heart attack, angioplasty, bypass or other procedure. Patient goals include regaining strength, reducing risk of future heart problems and returning to normal activities. The pulmonary rehabilitation program seeks to slow and minimize progression of the debili-

Diabetes Education and Nutrition The Diabetes Education and Nutrition Department provides an extensive ADA accredited program covering physiology, home glucose monitoring and management, exercise, medications, insulin therapy, insulin pump instruction, and diet. Nutritional specialists provide individual counseling for patients

The Dodson Family Foundation Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center is a customized program of exercise and education often recommended by physicians following a heart attack, angioplasty, bypass or other procedure. Patient goals include regaining strength, reducing risk of future heart problems and returning to normal activities. tating symptoms of lung disease by combining exercise with education, breathing retraining and nutritional counseling. Individualized programs are available for patients who suffer from lung disorders, including COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or fibrosis.

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine A comprehensive outpatient wound management program employs state-of-the-art wound healing technologies. The Center for Wound Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multi-disciplinary

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with nutritional needs such as cardiac disease and food allergies. Weight and health risk reduction classes, as well as stress management sessions are offered for people looking for a way to manage their weight and improve their overall health.


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hen it opens in 2016, the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute will be a leader in the research and development of innovative rehabilitation technologies and treatments to provide patients with the most modern and effective treatment plans. These services are only possible because of the generous support of our community. We invite you to join us as we build a new Institute that will help tens of thousands of patients each year with the promise of recovery, renewal and an improved quality of life. There are many opportunities to name a feature or program within the new Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute. If you would like to honor or memorialize a loved one, celebrate an occasion or give a planned gift through your estate, please contact the Foundation staff for assistance at 561-955-4142.

Call us today to find out more about how your gift will truly make a difference. We invite you to subscribe to the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly E-newsletter and receive timely information about Hospital services and Foundation events. You can sign up on our website at www.brrh.com, or on our Facebook page.

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happenings  calendar (continued from page 146) APRIL 14-15 Butterflies No Longer Live Here This original production by Fernando Hurtado is a moving portrayal about the Holocaust and its universal impact on humanity. Takes place at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater in North Miami Beach. Starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 866-8114111 or visit butterfliesnolongerlivehere.com. APRIL 16 B&P Industry Icon Event Featured speaker will be Ira Leesfield, former presidential advisor and renowned attorney. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Dietary laws observed. Takes place at Zinman Hall at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561852-3128 or visit bocafed.org. APRIL 16 Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grand Awards Event The celebratory event awards $100,000 grants to South Palm Beach County nonprofits. Takes place at the Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.org. APRIL 16 Seventh Annual Proper Affair The evening features food, cocktails, a silent auction and a runway show with the hottest trends of the season, compliments of Boston Proper. Takes place at The Addison in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-266-0003 or visit properaffair.com.

APRIL 17 ARC Broward’s Delish 2015 This year’s event brings a new twist with a Broward vs. Miami-Dade culinary battle and will feature Touché Executive Chef and “Top Chef ” star Carla Pellegrino as this year’s honorary judge. Special guest host will be CBS Miami’s Taste of the Town host Lisa Petrillo. Takes place at Young at Art Children’s Museum in Davie. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-746-9400 or visit arcbroward.com. APRIL 18 Car Tunes Classic Car Show Bring your classic car to show off and enjoy a live concert featuring Big Vince and the Phat Cats, a five-piece blues band with a little bit of R & B thrown in. Takes place at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call 561-488-8069 or visit pbcgov.com. APRIL 18 Apollo Awards for Musical Excellence Presented by The Symphonia, Boca Raton, the evening includes a VIP meet and greet with singer Tony Orlando, a cocktail reception and awards presentation including a performance by Tony Orlando. Takes place at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-376-3848 or visit thesymphonia.org. APRIL 18 Oasis Compassion Agency “Follow Your Dreams” Event Join guest speaker Lisa Treu for lunch, an auction and lots of fellowship. Takes place at Indian

Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-967-4066 or visit oasiscompassion.org. APRIL 18 THROUGH APRIL 19 36th Annual Hatsume Fair 2015 Experience taiko drumming performances, martial art and bonsai demonstrations, a costume contest, fashion show and more. Takes place at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-495-0233 or visit morikami.org. APRIL 18-19 Second Annual Florida Earth Festival The event is a celebration of the people, policies, products, and services that are moving us toward sustainability. Takes place at University Woodlands Park in Boca Raton. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-482-2001 or visit floridaearthfestival.com. APRIL 20 Fur On The Fairway Golf Tournament Presented by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, golfers will not want to miss the opportunity to hit the links on this prestigious and private golf course. Takes place at Dye Preserve in Jupiter. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-472-8845 or visit peggyadams.org. APRIL 23 In Jacob’s Shoes 5th Annual Celebration Fundraiser Help raise funds to supply shoes, backpacks, school supplies and grants to camp for kids in need. Takes place at Boca West Country Club.

Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 954-9052505 or visit injacobsshoes.org. APRIL 23 AVDA’s Voices of Courage—A Community Discussion on Human Trafficking Keynote speaker Rachel Lloyd shares her journey of resilience in a presentation followed by a question and answer session and VIP reception. Takes place at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-2653797 or visit avdaonline.org. APRIL 23 United Way of Broward County’s Wine, Women and Shoes Event Top local fashion designers will present their latest collections in women’s wear and ultra-fashionable shoes in a fashion show produced by Sobol-Perry Fashion Productions, best known for Miami Fashion Week. Takes place at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 954-453-3725 or visit winewomenandshoes.com. APRIL 24 Men with Caring Hearts Volunteer Awards Luncheon This celebration allows non-profit organizations from our community to come together to both nominate and honor their outstanding men and male youth volunteers. Takes place at Boca West Country Club. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-391-7274 or visit ffcdc.org. APRIL 25 The 18th Annual Hope and Home Gala Featuring dining, dancing

and live and silent auctions, this event benefits SOS Florida’s aim to help local foster children. Takes place at Boca West Country Club. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-420-5030 or visit sosflorida.com. APRIL 25 Over the Edge for Gilda’s Event The event is the only rappelling event in Broward County. This year’s event, presented by Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, will take place for the first time at 110 Tower, the tallest commercial building in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Benefits Gilda’s Club South Florida. Starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 954-763-6776 or visit gildasclubsouthflorida.org. APRIL 26-27 22nd Annual N.I.C.K.’s Dinner, Auction and Golf Classic Join The Chiera Family Foundation on Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the annual dinner and auction themed “New York, New York,” then golf on Monday morning at Parkland Golf and Country Club. Starts times vary. For more information, call 561-801-0198 or visit chierafamilyfoundation.org. APRIL 30 JAFCO’s Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon JAFCO South Palm Beach/ North Broward County Chapter’s event includes a shopping boutique, live auction, lunch and ‘Woman of the Year’ award Ceremony. Takes place at Boca West Country Club. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-315-8696 or visit jafco.org. O APRIL 2015

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JEWISH FEDERATION ANNUAL LION OF JUDAH LUNCHEON Featured speaker, attorney, women’s rights activist and former Miss World Linor Abargil addressed 350 Lion of Judah supporters at this year’s Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County luncheon, which took place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton.

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FOOD FOR THE POOR 20TH ANNUAL BUILDING HOPE GALA More than 450 guests gathered at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton for a Hollywood-themed gala featuring cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, dancing and a performance by award-winning reggae artist Shaggy. Proceeds benefitted Food For The Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction of homes for needy families in Pon Batay, Haiti.

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DONNA KLEIN JEWISH ACADEMY GALA AND AUCTION Guests enjoyed an evening of dining, dancing and unique entertainment set to the theme “All The World’s A Stage.” The celebration at The Polo Club of Boca Raton honored community philanthropists Deborah & Larry Silver for more than a decade of commitment to Palm Beach County’s only K-12 Jewish Community Day School.

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Eau Spa At Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Is Awarded The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating This accolade is bestowed only on spas that meet the most stringent hospitality standards in offering exceptional experiences with extraordinary design and facilities, uncompromising service and advanced treatments. Situated on the grounds of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Eau Spa is one of fewer than 50 spas around the world to earn the prestigious Five-Star rating. “The Forbes Five-Star designation is one of the hospitality industry’s highest and most respected accolades,” said Catherine Warren, Director of Eau Spa. “This reflects our teams’ dedication to providing guests with unparalleled luxury spa experiences that underscore the ‘Pause, Play and Perfect’ vision – which is where time stands still, worries are forgotten and well deserved “me time” is all that remains.” Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, 100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, 561-540-4960; eauspa.com.

Master PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel Joins The Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Golf Program

New at Dr. Man’s, the SharpLight Omnimax system offers non-invasive, clean and painless hair removal and permanent hair reduction treatments. Suitable for every body type, area or size, the system can treat a wide range of skin tones. With the large, cooled tip of the hand piece, the treatment is very fast, painless and effective. You can have your whole body done in as little as 30 minutes and go back to work with no pain, redness or discomfort. Call to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Daniel Man, Belle Terre Building, 851 Meadows Road, Suite 222, Boca Raton, 561-395-5508; drman.com.

Kellie Stenzel

Master PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel has taken over golf instruction for the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, guests and club members. Rated continuously as a Top-50 Teacher by Golf for Women and a Top-100 Teacher in the nation by Golf Magazine, Stenzel has over 22 years of experience teaching the game. In addition, she played golf professionally for several years on tours around the world including the Futures Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, South African Tour and Australian Tour. Working closely with Jimmy Gascoigne, head professional, and Geoff Carey, director of club operations, Stenzel offers a variety of instructional services for hotel guests and club members ranging from private lessons to golf schools. The resort also has plans to develop a junior program and first-time player program.Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, 561-447-3000; bocaresort.com.

Serendipity Consignment Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary This Year Providing amazing high-end luxury fashions, handbags and accessories has always been Serendipity’s main focus. Contemporary and couture fashion arrives daily often selling at a fraction of their original prices. Some designer brands that we carry include Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Prada, Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, Etro, Pucci, Cartier and more. Serendipity Consignment, Glades Plaza, 2200 Glades Road, Suite 506, Boca Raton, 561-338-0656;consignmentboca.com.

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

$1,385,000

$1,075,000

PRIOR SALE DATE

200 EAST CONDOMINIUM

200 E PALMETTO PARK RD 614

LUKOFF CAROLE LYNN

LEVINE JEFFREY A

ADDISON RESERVE

16136 VILLA VIZCAYA PL

DRATCH SUSAN

ROSS HARRIS A

$375,000

15-FEB-13

ADDISON RESERVE

16046 VIA MONTEVERDE

ADELS ADRIENNE D

LOHIER FLOCIE

$317,500

$579,000

19-APR-05

ADDISON RESERVE

7935 VILLA D ESTE WAY

FERRO MELISA R KRUPNICK

MATHIEU MARK J

$300,000

$420,000

07-APR-03

AZURA

6432 BELLAMALFI ST

BUCSPUN FEDERICO M

TOLL FL X LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

$1,037,528

$5,100,000

05-FEB-10

AZURA

17382 PAVAROSO ST

NARWANI RAJENDER P

TOLL FL X LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

$990,272

$5,100,000

05-FEB-10

BEL MARRA

783 ENFIELD ST

FISCHER JONATHAN

TOLL GARY R

$770,000

$575,000

15-OCT-09

BEL MARRA

713 FORSYTH ST

ANDERSON REGAN J

GAWLAS BEVERLY JEAN

$630,000

BOCA EAST ESTATES

375 SW 16TH ST

RAPOFF ELENA

NORRIS CHRISTOPHER J

$717,000

$632,500

24-SEP-02

BOCA FALLS

21437 GOSIER WAY

BLAIR TIMOTHY SCOTT

ROBERTZ SCOTT

$531,000

$655,000

17-AUG-07

BOCA GROVE PLANTATION

7236 MANDARIN DR

WRUBEL RENNIE R

FEIGENBAUM ALAN

$650,000

$837,500

BOCA GROVE PLANTATION - COVENTRY

21213 HARROW CT

GROPPER ALAN

MASAREK SHEPPARD L INDIV TRUSTEE

$388,000

BOCA GROVE PLANTATION - ISLAND

7060 ISLEGROVE PL

GOLDFARB SUSAN

ROSEMAN ALBERT INDIV TR

$372,500

BOCA HARBOUR

816 NE 71ST ST

FRANK JULIA

PAPARELLA FRANK

$887,000

$615,000

BOCA ISLES NORTH

19041 CYPRESS CRIK CT

CEKADA ROBERT

MAYNE LUISA M

$492,000

$350,000

BOCA ISLES NORTH

19084 CLOISTER LAKE LN

ZABALAGA ERIC M

MULHOLLAND PATRICK

$495,000

BOCA ISLES NORTH

10733 MAPLE CHASE DR

ZUCKER ADAM

OLMO DAVID SR

$515,000

$405,000

19-APR-02

ESTANCIA

6728 GIRALDA CIR

GOODFRIEND HARLEY

BECOH PROPERTIES LLC

$840,000

$540,000

27-MAR-14

GOLDEN HARBOUR

620 PHILLIPS DR

GINSBERG IRA

WALSH CHRISTOPHER

$1,390,000

$1,300,000

06-SEP-13

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

3600 NE 6TH DR

SPIEGEL ANN E

SHERRILL RICHARD LEE

$1,200,000

$280,000

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07-APR-10

16-NOV-04

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“I want to thank you for all your hard work and determination in selling our two properties. You and Morgan were both perfectly professional and extremely resourceful. You always had our best interest in mind and your advice was spot on! I will highly receommend you to my friends!.” Hillary Krouse Carlton Place, WoodÄeld Country Club, Boca Raton

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BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

6858 PORTSIDE DR

XIA MING BO

CARIBONI ALEXANDRA

OLD FLORESTA

855 OLEANDER ST

MORGADO JEREMY D

RICHMAN SCOTT G

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PRIOR SALE DATE

$460,000

$450,000

05-OCT-12

$1,100,000

$1,050,000

04-DEC-13

$345,000

01-MAY-97

$2,400,000

10-JUN-04

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 529

GALINSKY NANCY Q

ARGY PAUL

$485,000

POLO CLUB - HUNTINGTON

17072 HUNTINGTON PARK WAY

STANO MARC A

MAGER BERNICE D

$350,000

POLO CLUB - OAKS

16290 VINTAGE OAKS LN

ARKER BLANCHE

RUCHLAMER LEON

$1,300,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

495 E ALEXANDER PALM RD

PEREZ JOSEPH H

KLUCZKOWSKI ARNALDO S

$3,250,000

24-SEP-08

01-OCT-97

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

360 E COCONUT PALM RD

SCHNEIDER LAURENCE

BANK OF AMERICA NA

$3,600,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

311 E KEY PALM RD

CORSI KATHLEEN

PALMER BERNARD

$5,000,000

$3,000,000

04-AUG-14

SATURNIA ISLES

9989 MARSALA WAY

RUDRARAJU SREENIVASA RAJU

US BANK NATNL ASSOC TR

$430,000

$405,600

SATURNIA ISLES

9515 SAVONA WINDS DR

PATEL ATUL

ROESER DEBRA ANN INDIV TRUSTEE

SEASONS OF BOCA RATON

6159 NW 32ND AVE

SAMRA NATHALINE HAGOP

GRECSEK GARY E

$950,000

$870,000

10-AUG-12

SEASONS OF BOCA RATON

3294 NW 63RD ST

WHYMAN-BROWN ANDREW

SUSSER GARY E

$631,250

$542,000

27-JUL-00

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

17357 LOCH LOMOND WAY

ZACK ROBERT

EINZIGER DOROTHY INDIV TR

$485,000

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

10603 STONEBRIDGE BLVD

BIENSTOCK MICHAEL E

GALEX MARTIN H INDIV TRUSTEE

$445,000

THE PRESERVE

2352 NW 49TH LN

ANNOSCIA SOLANGE

MAINIERO DAVID J

$835,000

THE SHORES

18548 HARBOR LIGHT WAY

STARK JOANNA

COHEN ARNOLD INDIV TRUSTEE

$410,000

THE VINEYARDS

9780 VINEYARD CT

WINDHAM AMY IRENE

SCARANO OLNEY R

$335,000

WOODFIELD CC - AVALON POINTE

4045 AVALON POINTE DR

KOLVOSON MARK J

GRANDIS DEVIN INDIV TRUSTEE

$975,000

WOODFIELD CC - DEVON PLACE

3969 NW 52ND ST

ASSIF SAID

BARONOFF MALINDA S

$1,575,000

03-OCT-13

WOODFIELD CC - LANDINGS

6577 NW 38TH CT

BONHEIM KAREN R

FEINBERG LARRY

$1,080,000

19-DEC-14

$1,000,000

06-MAY-14 04-JUN-14 15-AUG-11

04-MAY-11 10-OCT-00 $1,025,000

04-SEP-09 12-DEC-13

$211,440

03-NOV-00 12-AUG-13

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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HAIR TO HELP Locks Of Love Provides Kids With More Than Just A New Head Of HairBY EMILY J. MINOR n 1997, with her 4-year-old daughter Abigail suffering from total hair loss due to alopecia, Madonna Coffman made a single choice that would end up changing thousands of lives. She decided to turn a negative situation into a positive one. Coffman embarked on a mission to help her daughter – and thousands of others and founded Locks of Love, which takes hair donations and makes prosthetics for financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss, aiming to boost their confidence and restore normalcy to their lives. “People ask me all the time,

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People ask me all the time, ‘Was this my plan?’ And I always say ‘no.’ I never in 100 years imagined that it would grow into what it has become. It’s so gratifying to know that we’ve improved the lives of so many families.

– Madonna Coffman, founder, Locks of Love

‘Was this my plan?’” Coffman says. “And I always say ‘no.’ I never in 100 years imagined that it would grow into what it has become. It’s so gratifying to know that we’ve improved the lives of so many families.” In those early days, working with little more than determination, Coffman would stash donations in her home office, her kitchen and, even the trunk of her car. And she did this - full-on, with great conviction - because she could relate to her daughter’s struggles. In her 20s, Coffman herself had suffered from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that essentially attacks hair follicles and prevents growth. 168

A wig is one thing. You put it on, and off you go. But Locks of Love goes beyond wigs. The organization provides children with total hair replacement. The process isn’t simple. It takes donations from six to 10 people to make just one prosthesis. A mold is made of the child’s head, from which a silicone cap (made to look just like the child’s scalp) is created. The donated hair is rooted and pulled 2 inches through the silicone cap, which is vacuum-sealed in place so it does not budge. The hair is left long, so the child can choose his or her own hairstyle.

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TRIUMPHANT TRESSES: (FROM TOP LEFT) Courtney after total hair loss; Courtney proudly wearing her new Locks of Love hairpiece; young Christine donates her ponytail with love

The children wearing Locks of Love hairpieces can swim. They can shower. They can pile it high for prom. Because children grow, the hair pieces are changed out every 18 months, says Lilly Robbins, communications director for Locks of Love - which is why the organization is al-

ways looking for ponytail donations. “We provide them with something that restores their sense of self,” says Robbins, about the children they help. “You can’t really go into a wig store and get that.” Last year alone, the organization fitted 400 children with prostheses. And support for the organization has been overwhelming, even from celebrities. Katie Couric once cut Ann Curry’s hair on the “Today” show. Rocker Sammy Hagar gave his donation on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” And somewhere out there a pint-size redhead is sporting a milliondollar smile - because professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist Shaun White recently turned in his trademark red locks for love. O For information about Locks of Love, call 561-833-7332, or visit locksoflove. org. Ponytails at least 10 inches long of clean, dry, non-chemically treated hair can be mailed directly to: 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL., 33405.


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