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Faith Can Move Mountains

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contents LODE OF 66 MOTHER CONTROVERSY As The Mommy Wars Rage On, Is It Time Someone Called A Truce?

CAN 72 FAITH MOVE

MOUNTAINS A Boca Raton Wife And Mother’s Poignant Story Of Struggle And Survival

TALK 78 GUY South Florida Men Tell Us What They Really Think

F FACTOR 86 THE When It Comes To

Jane Nutrition, Celebrity Dietician Tanya Zuckerbrot Is No Lightweight

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REIGN IN AFTER TAKING CONTROL OF HER BIPOLAR DISORDER, BROADCASTING LEGEND JANE PAULEY BECOMES THE QUEEN OF REINVENTION

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MOTHER LODE OF CONTROVERSY AS THE MOMMY WARS RAGE ON, IS IT TIME SOMEONE CALLED A TRUCE?

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THE F FACTOR WHEN IT COMES TO NUTRITION, CELEBRITY DIETICIAN TANYA ZUCKERBROT IS NO LIGHTWEIGHT

GUY TALK SOUTH FLORIDA MEN TELL US WHAT THEY REALLY THINK

FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS A BOCA RATON WIFE AND MOTHER’S POIGNANT STORY OF STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL

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Jane THE REIGN IN

AFTER TAKING CONTROL OF HER BIPOLAR DISORDER, BROADCASTING LEGEND JANE PAULEY BECOMES THE QUEEN OF REINVENTION

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elcome to our April Women’s Issue, where we celebrate all that it means to be female. We begin the issue with cover subject Jane Pauley, the superstar journalist. I had the pleasure of meeting Pauley recently at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services’ Reflections of Hope Luncheon when she spoke of her personal experience with mental illness. She is an incredible, strong and accomplished woman. Read more about Pauley in “The Reign in Jane” (page 62). And speaking of fascinating women, we profile two others in this issue. First, Tanya Zuckerbrot is a New York City-based celebrity dietician who has helped everyone from Katie Couric to Molly Sims shed pounds and inches. The former Floridian keeps our city close to her heart, often visiting friends and family. Get to know her in “The F Factor” (page 86). Closer to home, we go one on one with Boca Raton wife and mother Faith Kaplan, whose experience with epilepsy has turned her life upside down. In a revealing interview, Kaplan shares with us her struggles, heartaches and triumphs in coping with her illness in “Faith Can Move Mountains” (page 72). If you know anyone with epilepsy, or just want to learn more about it, you don’t want to miss this story. Also inside, we tackle a topic close to many women’s hearts: Men. In order to find out just what the opposite sex is thinking about multiple topics, we posed tough questions to a group of men worthy of your attention. Trust us: you’ll want to check out this enlightening story, “Guy Talk” (page 78). Reading about all the incredible people in this month’s issue reminds me once again how fabulous, powerful, smart and strong women are. Check it out, and I am sure you will agree. Best wishes for a happy Easter and Passover!

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STRONGER EVERY DAY Felicia S. Levine felicia@bocaratonobserver.com

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art of what has made broadcaster Jane Pauley such a legend is that she carved a prominent, enduring spot for herself in an industry that was, at the time, notoriously chauvinistic. Put it this way: The network broadcasting world Pauley entered in the early 1970s was similar to—though far less lovable than—the workplaces depicted in Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman.” By virtue of deftly performing her job—first on NBC’s “Today” show, and later on the network’s prime-time “Dateline”—Pauley became a role model for tens of millions of young, likeminded professional women. In recent years, Pauley has taken on a different, albeit very public, leadership role: that of mental health advocate. A decade ago, Pauley revealed she has bipolar disorder, a mental illness that causes disruptive mood swings and can affect everything from performing daily tasks to maintaining the will to live. While it’s treatable with medication and many with it lead productive, successful lives, it’s typically not a condition that people shout about having from the rooftops. But Pauley did—in a metaphorical sense, anyway. She wrote best-selling books about it and does the lecture circuit, helping educate and raise awareness about the mood disorder. You can read more about Pauley’s incredible road to reinvention in Emily J. Minor’s feature story on page 62. What is it that makes Pauley and women like her able to overcome adversity, and emerge even stronger and more successful?

They have resilience. This, the American Psychological Association explains, is how well we adapt “in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.” And we all have stress. We divorce, fall ill, lose a loved one. It’s how we cope that makes the difference between calmly working through a problem and letting it overwhelm us. Some people are born with it; others must work at it. If you’re in the latter category, the APA suggests 10 strategies for becoming more resilient, such as making connections with people, accepting that change is just part of living, keeping things in perspective and maintaining a hopeful outlook. For the complete list, check out apa.org. Other qualities that successful women share were documented in a recent study by a company called Caliper. What the New Jersey management consulting firm found was that women who are more persuasive than men in their fields tend to feed off rejection, rather than become immobilized or discouraged by it. In addition, they possess strong problem-solving skills and are not averse to risk. It’s something to consider the next time you back down from a challenge. Instead, try facing it head on. The results may surprise you.


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We’ve read that you partied so heavily as a young adult that you no longer partake of drugs

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Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar might look like a 30-something kid, but the Brooklynborn hipster already has a lifetime of success. After all, it began when he was 10. “I sold potted flowers from a handmade cart,” says Bittar, 45, who today is perhaps best-known for the carved Lucite flower pin first lady Michelle Obama loves to wear on her lapel. His real rise began in 1992, when the fashion director for Bergdorf Goodman happened upon his jewelry in Soho. (And happened to love what she saw.) He was in! Today, Bittar’s line, a mix of classic and contemporary, is also sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Museum of Modern Art and Harrods. Based in his beloved Brooklyn, N.Y., Bittar now has a team to help turn a piece of Lucite or Bakelite into a beautiful brooch or bangle or beetle cocktail ring. He was at Saks Fifth Avenue at Town Center recently for a personal appearance. Here’s our talk with this gem of a guy. How exactly do you carve a piece of Lucite

and alcohol. True?

“It’s definitely true. I think that can be one of the pitfalls of growing up in New York City, or really anywhere. I was lucky that I had enough foresight to see where it would all lead. In one moment, I decided to stop 100 percent. It was the best decision of my life.” Michelle Obama loves your jewelry. Have you been to the White House?

FIRST LADY’S FAVORITE: Alexis Bittar

“The first time she wore my jewelry, my mother called me. My mom was watching TV and noticed a flower brooch. We have worked together ever since. I’ve been to the White House a few times. I recently was there celebrating Michelle’s 50th birthday.” Grey pearls. Do they really go with everything?

and big glowing button earrings. I used the same tools we do today. They are Dremel drills.”

“I love grey pearls. For me, they are the chicest color. There is something warm and cool and subtle, all combined.”

You went to the Bronx School of Science. Are you a closet science geek?

Is there a place in South Florida you particularly

“Not really a science geek... it was one of the best schools in the country and my parents are both academics. I thought it had a great cross-section of kids from the art and science demographics.”

like to visit?

Tell us about your parents. You’ve said they set

Mindfulness is a big buzz word these days. How

you up as a street vendor at a young age. How

do you make yourself slow down and enjoy the

in the heck did this work?

present?

“It was kind of an advanced lemonade stand. I sold potted flowers in a handmade cart. I was 10 years old so it was very cute. I saved my money and bought a Yashica camera and (built) a darkroom to develop my film. Today my parents are

“I’m definitely mindful. I’m incredibly sensitive and aware of my surroundings. I move at a fast pace—so slowing down is hard. I need to constantly remember to breathe and tell myself: ‘Life is short. Try to enjoy every moment.’”

“I love West Palm Beach. I wish I could spend hours in all the antique shops. It would be my dream come true.”

plastic into a delicate flower?

“I designed the process 22 years ago and it’s seven steps. We start by sculpting each piece from a block of Lucite. Then it’s refined, hand-painted and gilded. Each piece goes to a group of artisans through the process.” Do you remember your first carving?

“My first Lucite pieces were big 6-inch carrot pins

– Emily J. Minor

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SAVIOR OF SOLES A commercial for “The Dr. Oz Show” about women who cut off their little toes to fit into beloved shoes left Boca Raton entrepreneur Ilene Greenberg with more than just the chills. She had an epiphany. “With the world focused on everything high tech, why couldn’t engineers develop a comfort technology for a high-heeled shoe?” wondered Greenberg, who in 2011 founded Design Comfort Shoes to do precisely that. Working with German-engineered technology, European craftsmen and medical professionals, she created high heels that balance comfort and style while reducing impact and stress to the foot. Her website—designcomfortshoes.com— launched in January. The shoes, which retail for between $200 and $250, are available in three styles and a variety of leathers and colors. The best part: All have 4-inch heels that wear like 3-inch heels or less. This is due to a 1-inch platform, patent-pending sole technology, comfort stretch material, a cushioned foot bed and slip-resistant outer sole. Sizes range from 6 to 10. Next on the agenda: lower heels, wedges and boots, says Greenberg, who’s funding the company on her own and with private investors. “People have said to me that this idea is like taking away the corset, (but) for high-heeled shoes,” she adds. “Women used to wear them despite the discomfort, but now they don’t have to be uncomfortable to look fashionable.” – Leslie Kraft Burke

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We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead, and if you ask girls why they don’t want to lead, whether it’s the school project all the way on to running for office, they don’t want to be called bossy, and they don’t want to be disliked. – Sheryl Sandberg, Miami native and Facebook COO, about her national public service campaign, “Let’s Ban Bossy.” The initiative was created to stop the use of the word because, according to Sandberg, it dissuades young women from pursuing leadership roles. For more information, check out banbossy.com.

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for charity during the Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The event raised funds for Lauren’s Kids, a foundation that helps victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. During the night, actress Gabrielle Union (seen here with significant other/Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade) shared her own stories of being abused as a teen, while Heat forward LeBron James accepted the Don Shula Sports Legend Award from Shula and Heat President Pat Riley (seen here with Heat announcers Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, and Lauren Book and Ron Book).

[ART]

PAINTING THE TOWN Artist and nature enthusiast Dorene Ginzler helped kick off turtle nesting season at Gumbo Limbo NaDorene Ginzler ture Center in a big way. In honor of the Boca Raton venue’s official Turtle Day, Ginzler created “Neptune,” a 40-foot public mural named after a resident turtle. The mural features organic shapes and vibrant colors, and took a month to draw and three months to paint, using brushes, sea sponges and towels to apply various eco-friendly paints and glazes. “Our ecosystem has become so fragile and I am grateful that I can swim with endangered sea turtles and other creatures,” says Ginzler, 57, a formally trained artist who finds inspiration in marine life she encounters while snorkeling in local waters. “There is so much that is beautiful in nature all around us in Boca Raton,” she says. “It would be wonderful to see these forms of life in artwork placed throughout our wonderful city.” – Leslie Kraft Burke


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– Boca Raton native Sgt. Maj. Lanette N. Wright, the first female named Sergeant Major to a Military Expeditionary Unit in Marine Corps history. MEUs are the forces that deploy around the world aboard naval ships. She’s been with the Marine Corps for 25 years, with personal decorations including two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Sources: wcti12.com; 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs

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Prepare for a glitterati invasion when the 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival hits town April 3-10 with 30 premieres from the United States, Brazil, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, India and South Korea… to name just a few. The really cool part: filmmakers, producers and actors will be on hand to discuss their work. The fest opens with “Belle,” inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixedrace daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral, directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid and Tom Wilkinson. The fest concludes with the Canadian comedy/drama “Cas & Dylan,” directed by Jason Priestley and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany and Jayne Eastwood, about a terminally ill doctor who ends up on the lam with a 22-year-old girl. Both screenings will take place at Cinemark Palace 20, followed by the “It’s a Wrap” party at Bogart’s Bar & Grille. For a complete lineup of events and locations, call 561-362-0003 or visit pbifilmfest.org.

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Relationship Expert Flicker Explains Why You’re Still SingleBY SUSAN R. MILLER hile technology makes it easier to meet people online, you’ll never find your true love unless you get out and take risks, insists Siggy Flicker, the TV relationship expert with the unusual name. (Her mother named her “Sigalit,” the Hebrew word for purple flower). And Flicker should know. After eight years in a marriage that “lacked chemistry,” she called it quits, left her posh lifestyle at Boca Raton’s Woodfield Country Club and returned home to Tenafly, N.J., where she eventually met and married her husband of two years, car salesman Michael Campanella. “I would not have found Michael had I not taken a chance,” says Flicker. “I have never had a relationship this fulfilling.” The matchmaker and former host of VH1’s “Why Am I Still Single?!” reality show also has appeared on “Dr. Phil,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Access Hollywood” and more, and continues to make the network rounds, providing advice to the lovelorn. She also writes about relationships for Marie Claire magazine. When asked to name the biggest blunders people make on first dates, she ticks them off in rapid-fire succession. Never show up for a date with a bad attitude: “Don’t talk about how bad your day was,” she says. “I would rather you cancel.” Never give too much information. “Don’t tell him, ‘I got my period on Thursday; I am divorced; my ex-husband is an ass,’” she says. Don’t just talk about yourself. “Ask questions that will spark more great conversation.” Do not talk politics, she adds. And, she says with a chuckle, “Now is not the time to tell anyone about your sexual preferences.” Think these tenets sound like common sense? Just watch a few episodes of her VH1 reality show, which is now airing in reruns, and it’s clear that people are breaking them left and right. Although her roots are in matchmaking, Flicker considers herself more of a relationship expert. “It’s “It’ not about putting Bob and Patty together, but determining why you are still single,” says the mother determ of Joshua, 14 and Sophie, 11. Campanella also has Jo two teenagers, which makes for a full house. When taking a break from TV appearances, W Flicker Flic visits Boca Raton monthly to see her friends and ex-husband Mark (she and the ex remain close; he was even the best man at her wedding). When in town to you’ll likely find her at her favorite restaurant, New N York Prime or getting a facial at A Beautiful You Y by Ada in the Polo Club Shoppes. “When I think about where my friends and my memories t are, Boca has a very special place in my heart.” What’s next? Her new book, “Siggy Flicker, Love Picker,” comes out later this year. She Sh also has two television shows in the works but about the details. Though neither is bu she remains tight-lipped bu tig a reality show, Flicker is quick to point out. “I did the show for a year and realized I didn’t want to be a reality star,” she says. “I like to be home with my kids as opposed to being on a set all day.” O

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Meet Marie Holman-Rao, Creative Mind Behind Lord & Taylor’s New 424 Fifth BrandBY SUSAN R. MILLER oca Raton’s love affair with Lord & Taylor continues: First the department store chose our city for its Florida comeback six months ago, opening an 80,000-square-foot store at Mizner Park. Now on April 17 the upscale retailer will host a charity fashion show to formally introduce its 424 Fifth private label collection.

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thinking about a woman’s age, but rather her psychographic profile—her personality, attitude, interest and how she lives. “The woman I think about is someone who has an active lifestyle, probably has children, works, is involved in a lot of different activities and needs a lot of different kinds of clothing,” she explains. Boca Raton has proven to be a great launching pad for the new brand, according to Holman-Rao. “We are happy, not only with the progression of our line, but the way Boca sort of embraced it because of the clothing we are doing,” she says. “Boca is one of our top stores and that is very exciting.”

In addition to the new line, Holman-Rao and her team are “adding some spirit and personality” to the longtime Lord & Taylor label. It’s all in a day’s work for the retail veteran, who’s been charged with ramping up numerous brands, including PINK, part of the Victoria’s Secret line geared toward a younger demographic. What’s next for Lord & Taylor and 424 Fifth? Shoes, of course. “We have made a lot of progress in a year considering that we were able to get the shoes done for fall 2014,” says Holman-Rao. “That was a fast and intensive kind of work schedule… I am very proud of it and I think the stores will like it.” O


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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” A Zany Adventure On Murderous Slopes ilmmaker Wes Anderson’s quirky characters and directorial tics keep his audiences on the verge of a chortle, and transform his serious themes into light comedy. His 1930’s murder mystery,

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bound backdrops of the Saxony region of Germany, is told in flashbacks by Gustave’s faithful “lobby boy,” Zero, played in his elder years by F. Murray Abraham, and in his youthful past by Tony Revolori, and centers on the fading glory of the hotel and the relationships therein.

The film’s formerly lavish hotel is presided over by M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), the consummate concierge, who is eager to ensure every comfort for his guests, including servicing the sexual appetites of wealthy octogenarian widows. This habit causes him intrigue when a smitten dowager bequeaths him a priceless painting, and her evil offspring Dmitri (Adrien Brody) feels cheated, vowing revenge. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” contains a harrowing series of collateral carnage, but feels more like an outing with Laurel and Hardy. The film’s formerly lavish hotel is presided over by M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), the consummate concierge, who is eager to ensure every comfort for his guests, including servicing

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ing, and her evil offspring Dmitri (Adrien Brody) feels cheated, vowing revenge. This threat is made tangible by Dmitri’s ever-present henchman, Jopling (Willem Dafoe), who leaves a trail of contusions and concussions among the populace of the fictitious alpine country of Zubrowka. The story, filmed amid the snow-

When one of Gustave’s wealthy paramours dies under mysterious circumstances, he is charged with murder and does a stint in prison, where his persistent elegant service to those around him makes for some comical scenes. With tools smuggled into prison inside fancy pastries, Gustave and a circle of fellow cons work like

bees to fashion a tunnel and Zero aids in the escape. The film features a star-studded cast. In addition to Brody and Dafoe, players include Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson. Expect scenes of prisoners feverishly chipping away at a prison tunnel with jerky, impossibly fast movements. There’s a surreal chase scene on skis and a sled in which Gustave and Zero appear to be traveling at the speed of a meteor. And all the while, the country is being taken over by a totalitarian government whose troops behave like Keystone Cops. This and more contribute to the zany world of Anderson. O RATED R: for language, some sexual content and violence RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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WEAR IT WELL Smart Books Satisfy Your Inner Stylista

That old Fernando Lamas line, “It is better to look good than to feel good,” is facetious… to a point. There are definite real-world advantages to presenting a smart, stylish façade, but it’s the rare few that can achieve this effortlessly. These books will tell you how.

The Power Of Style: Everything You Need To Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow By Bobbie Thomas

Lessons From Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living In Paris By Jennifer L. Scott

This empowering book is all about determining the best colors, styles and fits for you in order to feel “smart, sexy and satisfied.” In other words, how to create a unique and dynamic look that’s all your own—and present that look to the world in order to gain happiness and success. Written by Bobbie Thomas, NBC’s “Today” show style editor since 2005, the book also explains how to edit your closet to build a better, more useful wardrobe using what you have, how to select the most flattering clothing for your shape and how to shop smarter for less. Thomas also tackles wellness from the inside, identifying ways to build self-confidence, selfawareness and goals for your career, love life and more. As Thomas likes to say, the “way people see you will filter your opportunities. Style is the way you speak to the world without words.” And Thomas speaks it fluently. Just ask Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, who wrote the book’s forward.

When Jennifer L. Scott, an impressionable exchange student from California, arrived at the doorstep of the Parisian grande dame, “Madame Chic,” her outlook on life forever changed. Madame Chic made Scott her special project, schooling her in the art of living in Paris with the French sensibilities and joie de vivre she might not have encountered on say, the Los Angeles freeway. Scott’s book, which valiantly attempts to identify what it is about the French that makes them so je ne sais quoi, has caught on with a reading public that, as The New York Times put it, “would like a French role model of their own, but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris.” In addition to being a best-selling author, Scott writes a blog with tips on fine living called The Daily Connoisseur and is a contributing writer for Huffington Post Style.

Jennifer L. Scott’s book, which valiantly attempts to identify what it is about the French that makes them so je ne sais quoi, has caught on with a reading public that, as The New York Times put it, “would like a French role model of their own, but don’t have a year to spend apprenticing with one in Paris.”

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Even the most glamorous women must adjust to new realities once they reach a certain season. This is the essence of former Ladies’ Home Journal fashion and beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson’s book, which includes money-saving style tips and tricks she’s learned from more than 30 years of working with supermodels, celebrities and real women.

The Wardrobe Wakeup: Your Guide To Looking Fabulous At Any Age

Style Bible: What To Wear To Work By Lauren A. Rothman

By Lois Joy Johnson Even the most glamorous women must adjust to new realities once they reach a certain season. This is the essence of former Ladies’ Home Journal fashion and beauty editor Lois Joy Johnson’s book, which includes money-saving style tips and tricks she’s learned from more than 30 years of working with supermodels, celebrities and real women. Her book takes a straightforward approach to providing solutions to problems that women over age 40 face, such as changes in skin that make wearing clothes that bare skin uncomfortable, how to dress when dating in your later years (what’s sexy vs. what’s sleazy) and how to build a wardrobe when you’re living off your 401(k). The book also includes interviews with inspirational women who share their approaches to style, and a foreword by former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, who knows a little something about fashion.

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The Pursuit Of Style: Advice And Musings From America’s Top Fashion Designers By The Council of Fashion Designers of America

The daily hamster wheel of appearing in your cubicle looking fashionable-yet-businesslike can continue unremarked upon for months—but it doesn’t go unnoticed the one day you commit that big fat fashion faux-pas that lands you in the laugh track of the company’s annual holiday video. Lauren A. Rothman has a decade in the fashion industry on which to base her list of ultimate wardrobe essentials, and advice for men and women on how to dress for every professional occasion. She also suggests shopping strategies and destinations for the modern professional who wants to commit to dressing better in the workplace, and provides these strategies by industry, city and gender along with helpful illustrations. Rothman’s goal: to help make you the best-dressed career climber on the ladder. Before you check your closet for what to wear tomorrow, you may want to check out her book.

This book is filled with wisdom and advice from members of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, a not-for-profit trade association whose roster consists of more than 400 of America’s top clothing, jewelry and accessory designers. Its impressive membership includes the likes of Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, Narciso Rodriguez… and the list goes on. The book’s scope is wide, with tips and tricks for breaking into the fashion biz, wardrobe must-haves, style inspirations and more. The book is not only informative but lovely to look at, with illustrations by Bill Donovan, and provides an insider’s glimpse into the fashion world’s most cutting-edge, creative minds. It makes a great gift for a fashionable friend— though you’ll be tempted to keep it for yourself. O


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CHARACTER STUDY Lily Tomlin Brings Multiple Personalities To Kravis Center

omedic genius Lily Tomlin has invented enough familiar characters to populate a tour bus headed for New York City, which is where she took her stand-up act in the early 1960s. Success in Motor City nightclubs spurred the move and she was soon a hit in the Big Apple, which landed her a chair on “The Merv Griffin Show” in 1967, and eventually a slot in the cast of the comedy TV skit hit, “Laugh-In,” where her quirky characters made her a star. She later brought those characters and others to “Saturday Night Live.” There’s little doubt they’ll make an appearance during her 8 p.m. show on April 2 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Fans will likely see favorites Ernestine (the gossipy telephone operator throwback to when calls were physically connected by Bell employees), and the prepubescent Edith Ann (who appears on a gigantic rocking chair to make Tomlin look tiny). Tomlin’s other eccentric personas include Mrs. Judith Beasley, a housewife and dispenser of consumer advice; Lucille the Rub-

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Consumer Advocate Lady, an expansion on Mrs. Beasley, who conducts product tests and evaluations. However, Tomlin’s career has not been limited to quirky characters and comedy. She broke into film in 1975 with a dramatic role in Robert Altman’s “Nashville,” which garnered critical acclaim and several nominations, including an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. Through the years she’s won six Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, two Peabody Awards and more. Most recently she had a part in the film “Admission” with Tina Fey, and appears on Showtime’s “Web Therapy.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll next co-star with Jane Fonda on “Grace and Frankie,” a Netflix comedy by “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman. The show will be about two women who let go of a longtime rivalry after learning their husbands have fallen in love and plan to marry. O For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org.

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Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas Goes Solo At Hard Rock Live ans of Matchbox Twenty shows are familiar with the band’s rockin’ performances of hits such as “Bent,” “3 A.M.,” “Push,” “If You’re Gone” and more. But when lead singer Rob Thomas—a workaholic who labors simultaneously on solo albums and albums with his band—tours alone, he prefers keeping things more low-key, booking smaller venues where he performs acoustic versions of the hits his band likes to blast out in big arenas. And he brings along his own backup band, which includes Nashvillebased guitarist Frank Romano and New York City multi-instrumentalist Matt Beck. They’ll be performing with Thomas during his 8 p.m. show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Hard Rock Live on April 26. Fans can expect to hear strippeddown versions of Matchbox Twenty hits such as “Real World,” “Back 2 Good,” “Mad Season,” “Disease,” “Unwell,” “Bright Lights,” “How Far We’ve Come” and “She’s So Mean.” Thomas will also sing hit singles off his solo albums, including charttoppers “Her Diamonds,” “Lonely

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No More” and “Ever the Same.” He’ll likely perform his triple-platinum hit “Smooth,” a smoky collaboration with Carlos Santana that appeared on Santana’s album. (Thomas won three Grammy Awards for his writing and singing contributions on the album). Thomas is not a great example of the perils faced by high school dropouts. Though he departed Lake Brantley High School in Orlando during his senior year, he’s become a prolific writer of songs dealing with contemporary issues and containing probing lyrics and sometimes majestic poetry. His creative output supplies his band and solo enterprises, and the overflow has benefitted many artists in addition to Santana, including Daughtry, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Marc Anthony and Travis Tritt. In 2004, when Thomas was 32, he received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first Starlight Award, which recognizes young songwriters who’ve already had a lasting influence on the music industry. O For more information, call 954-797-5555 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.


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SMOOTH OPERATOR John Legend Performs R&B Hits At Broward And Kravis Centers inger/songwriter John Stephens, who was offered scholarships to Harvard and Georgetown universities, before choosing the University of Pennsylvania, was way too savvy to take such a presumptuous stage name as “Legend.” But after hip-hop poet J. Ivy dubbed him so for his musical brilliance, there was no getting out of it—John Legend he was. He’ll bring that brilliance to South Florida this month as part of his “All of Me Tour,” when he’ll perform 8 p.m shows on April 22 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and April 23 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Growing up in Springfield, Ohio,

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Legend seemed destined to be an entertainer, having learned to play the piano as a young child and singing in the church choir. While attending Penn, he gained acclaim directing Counterparts, a coed a cappella group. After graduation, he took a job at the well-known Boston Consulting Group, but continued to perform in Manhattan nightclubs. Eventually someone introduced him to singer Lauryn Hill and he played piano on her hit, “Everything Is Everything,” which climbed to No. 35 in 1999. He became a popular session musician and songwriter, working with Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Janet Jackson. When he met Kanye West, the musicians hit it off, and collabo-

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tic, supporting educational enterprises such as the Harlem Village Academies. He also allowed his song “Shine” to be used in “Waiting for Superman,” a 2010 documentary that examines the nation’s public school system. Renowned for his smooth, romantic voice, Legend married longtime girlfriend and supermodel Chrissy Teigen in Italy earlier this year. O For more information, call 561-8327469 or visit kravis.org, or call 954462-0222 or visit browardcenter.org.


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THE JOKERS South Beach Comedy Festival Delivers Big Laughs To Miami Beach ilarity will happen when some of the nation’s hottest comedians converge at three Miami Beach venues from April 2-5 as part of the South Beach Comedy Festival. The impressive lineup includes Joe Rogan of “Fear Factor” fame. A stand-up comedian for more than two decades, his humor often is sprinkled with tongue-incheek fury reminiscent of the late Sam Kinison. When not performing live, he hosts “The Joe Rogan Experience,” one of iTunes’ most popular comedy podcasts, and the Syfy TV series, “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” which explores mysteries and urban legends. He’ll perform at the Fillmore Miami

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I look at this as a chance to create new space. I mean, you can change your life in just a few days.

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MS. OPPORTUNITY How To Reinvent Yourself After DivorceBY EMILY J. MINOR here’s a lot of talk about reinvention among baby boomers these days. Indeed, reinvention seems to be the catchphrase for 2014. (That, and “mindfulness.”) But how is it possible to reinvent your life after a divorce? What if your heart is broken? What if you’re poor? What if you’re angry and hurt and lonely? How do you climb out of that? “I tell them to look at the opportunity,” says Dr. Barbara Winter, a Boca Raton psychologist. While recovering from job loss has inched toward the top of the list in terms of life-changing personal devastations, divorce is still

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No. 1, according to a 2013 British study that followed 200 people who had been through both. “I see everything,” Dr. Winter says. “I see people who aren’t even married separate. I see infidelity. I see people who are just disconnected.” And the problem she sees more than anything? Conflicted relationships, she says—just so much unresolved stuff. Dr. Winter, who for many years specialized in female patients, says she works with couples to stave off divorce, when it’s possible. But once the decision has been made, she helps one of them—often the woman, but sometimes the man—

move forward. Her message? View the split as an opening to create a happier, more fulfilling life. “I look at this as a chance to create new space,” Dr. Winter says. “You

can create a new life. I mean, you can change your life in just a few days.” Sometimes. In November of 2002, Katherine Charlton’s world changed in an instant: Her son, Robert, died of cancer. He was 11 years old. By that July, Charlton and her husband of 15 years were divorced. She retained primary custody of their three surviving children. “I was going to wait a year (to get divorced),” says Charlton, who lives in West Palm Beach and had met her ex-husband at church camp when they were both teenagers. “But then certain things happened.” A child’s terminal illness can be devastating to a marriage. Statistics have played that out again and again. Likewise, a child’s death is

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often a precursor to splitting up. But Charlton said Robert’s death wasn’t what broke them up. “There just wasn’t enough substance for me to want to stay around for another 15 years, or the rest of my life,” she says. “If I was going to be alone in a marriage, I wanted to be single.”

according to the experts—including Dr. Mehmet Oz. They include: Recognize the divorce as a chance to reinvent yourself. Mourn the loss of the relationship—and all you thought it could have been. Learn to like yourself. (This often takes real soul searching and effort, because we’re so

There just wasn’t enough substance for me to want to stay around for another 15 years, or the rest of my life. If I was going to be alone in a marriage, I wanted to be single. – Katherine Charlton, West Palm Beach

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unaccustomed to loving ourselves.) When you start dating, consider it a transitional relationship. Don’t look for a new spouse. Learn to be comfortable with solitude and enjoy the alone time. Say “yes” more. Visit a public garden. Go canoeing. Get tickets to the opera.

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And if you sink into a black hole, get help. “I think some women—and these are the women who hold onto the past—are scared of the change,” Dr. Winter says. “They really don’t know what’s going to be out there.” Since marriage starts out as such a joint venture, at least theoretically, it’s often difficult to imagine the dissolution—especially when the marriage has lasted for many years. This holds true with even a “bad” marriage. You’re afraid of the emptiness. “The biggest deterrent to change is the world we’ve already created,” Dr. Winter says. So she explains to patients that an unhealthy marriage often creates a world that feels safe, because it’s constant and comfortable, even in its dysfunction. But it’s not happy and healthy. Of course, there are a million and one other complications to divorce. Who will get custody of the friends? The world knows me as Mrs. So-And-

So; how will I make a new identity? Where will I live? What about the cats? And the financial challenges can be daunting. “Historically, the data has found that (money is) the biggest change in a woman’s life,” says Dr. Winter, who adds that she sees this trend changing as women’s salaries inch up. Money was a huge issue for Charlton. She lost her job after the divorce. She went through a bankruptcy. But today she’s a grade-school teacher, and she regularly posts sweet little tales on Facebook about her students and how they’ve touched her life. Her two grown daughters are out of the house and her youngest son is in high school. As she likes to say, she’s “flourishing.” But it wasn’t easy. “I was held together by faith, really,” she says now. “All the pieces were shattered, like a windshield, but my faith kept it together. We were alive, and we just kept moving.” O


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a presenter and he was a host. “It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a s--t,’” he told a radio interviewer. “I read it on her gut. Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’” Ouch. Milano, 41, responded to his criticism in a dignified manner with her tweet, “So sorry you felt the need to publically fat-shame me. Be well and God bless.”

I think our society makes people feel pressure (to look good). We have the ‘Biggest Loser’ on TV… Dr. Oz talks about what works to lose weight… Our society flaunts all these beautiful women with these beautiful bodies. That’s what we’re supposed to look like? – Tina Connan, licensed mental health counselor, Boca Raton

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Take A Break From Beating Yourself Up Over Post-Baby WeightBY DIANNA SMITH irrors reflect things that women don’t always want to see: Namely, a maze of wrinkles, puffy stomachs and breasts that flop instead of perk. And, especially after we have children, we dislike our bodies more often than we like them. So we vow to lose weight in order to squeeze back into our small clothing—those outfits wedged back in

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the recesses of our closets. I get it. It’s been almost five years since I’ve fit into the tiny black dress that once made me feel beautiful. Any therapist would tell you that it’s “normal” to be unhappy with your appearance every now and then and to ease up on yourself. That’s easier said than done—especially when someone insults your body publicly. That can be downright devastating.

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It’s what happened not long ago to Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, who has a 2-year-old son, and who most would agree is absolutely stunning. But not comedian Jay Mohr, whose cruel comment about her weight went viral. “She’s very tiny in height,” he said about Milano, after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Awards in Las Vegas, where she was

Mohr later publically apologized, saying it was meant as a joke that wasn’t very funny. There’s an understatement. Mohr should know better than to make such a comment and realize the struggles women go through with their bodies after giving birth—especially since he and his wife had a child not too long ago. Women throughout the country rallied around Milano. Especially those who can relate to the pressures of having to look great even after giving birth. “It’s just ridiculous that men make these comments,” says Tina Connan, a licensed mental health counselor in Boca Raton. “I think our society makes people feel pressure (to look good). We have the ‘Biggest Loser’ on TV… Dr. Oz talks about what works to lose weight… Our society flaunts all these beautiful women with these beautiful bodies. That’s what we’re supposed to look like?”


life  parents Lake Worth mother Claudia Higgins knows this pressure all too well. Before becoming a mother and family therapist, she worked as a full-time runway model in Miami, wearing a size 0 on her 5-foot, 11inch frame. Each time she had a child (her daughter is 4; her son 16 months), she was back on the runway just one month later. And though she may have felt like the same person, her body was definitely different. The glamorous couture dresses no longer fit. “I was older with a kid and a floppy belly,” Higgins, 33, says. “They got another model to wear them. It was embarrassing.” Higgins admits her body image issues are different than the aver-

more on the gift their bodies were able to produce. “They were very fortunate to be able to conceive the baby and have the baby,” she says. “They will have the rest of their lives to get their bodies back into the shape they’d like them to be in.” Sherri Mraz, a holistic health coach in Wellington and mother of three, points out that it takes a woman nine months to create a baby, so it will take more than a few weeks to transform a body back to how it once looked. What women need to focus on, Mraz says, is to have a healthy body that will expel energy because fuel to get through the day is what they most need.

I’m hard on myself. I miss my body. I look in the mirror and I’m like, ‘What happened?’ I have rolls on the side, stretchy skin and my tummy is a mess. But I have two beautiful kids. So I put my clothes on and keep moving.

age woman’s not only because she models, but because her weight and height are atypical. In the modeling industry, a size 6 (the largest she’s ever been), is large because runway models are usually not above a size 2. It’s one reason Higgins, now a comfortable size 4 and weighing at 127 pounds, became a therapist and now considers modeling a hobby. If you ever met Higgins in person, as I have, you’d be blown away by her beauty and likely shocked to learn she has two rambunctious toddlers. But, Higgins admits, she views herself differently. “I’m hard on myself. I miss my body,” she says. “I look in the mirror and I’m like, ‘What happened?’ I have rolls on the side, stretchy skin and my tummy is a mess. But I have two beautiful kids. So I put my clothes on and keep moving.” When Connan’s clients worry about whether their bodies will rebound after pregnancy, she encourages them to focus less on that, and 56

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Start with eating the right foods, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, and avoid high-sugar foods and simple carbohydrates such as pasta and potatoes. If you try not to eat—as

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actress Tori Spelling admitted in her memoir last year, writing that she “ate air” to lose weight after her fourth pregnancy—your metabolism slows down because your body doesn’t know when it will eat again.

This causes you to gain weight in the long run. “Most people know what they’re doing wrong, but they don’t know how to fix it. Maybe because they feel tired or in a rush,” Mraz says. “We are in a world of technology and everything is fast. My advice is to slow down, take time and listen to what your body is telling you.” For Higgins, her body told her it was time to move on from modeling and obsessing over being a size 0. Instead, she’s focusing on her family, her new career and taking care of herself in a healthy way. She’s proud of what her body has helped her accomplish—creating two beautiful babies. Now she sees the changes in herself as more of a celebration than a bother. “We go through so much as women, as moms, as wives,” she says. “It’s a lot … I wouldn’t change it though. If I were to do it over, I would do it again in a heartbeat.” O

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MICHAEL J. FOX HAS SAID THAT HIS PARKINSON’S IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON TAKING, BUT HE ALSO SAYS THAT PARKINSON’S HAS BEEN A BLESSING IN HIS LIFE. I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT BIPOLAR. BIPOLAR WAS NOT THE BLESSING, BUT HAVING AN ADVOCACY ROLE TO PLAY IS TRULY THE BLESSING. – Jane Pauley

or 13 years, she got us through the morning, gliding us through the news of the moment with her youth, smarts and authentic interest in the world and its people. Jane Pauley helped us make sense of the Carter and Reagan years. She walked us through the realities of our lives post-Three Mile Island. We watched her quit smoking—at one point laying her head on the anchor desk and sighing, she wanted a cigarette so badly. We marveled at her big belly when she carried twins. And remember how angry we were in 1989 when she had to scootch over for Deborah Norville? Grrr. But give that up, people. It’s time. Pauley has moved on, and so shall we. “I feel like I’m at the top of my game,” Pauley says now, in Boca Raton recently to wow the crowd at the Second Annual Reflections of Hope Luncheon, to benefit mental health services at the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS). Today, Pauley, 63, is leading a whole new movement, teaching us about the baby boomer phenomenon we now call “reinvention.” Indeed, she’s done it a half dozen times, way back in the day, before it

ever had a name. After her run as co-host of the “Today” show from 1976 to 1989, she stayed with NBC, hosting “Real Life with Jane Pauley.” From there, Pauley moved to “Dateline NBC,” alongside Stone Phillips, tackling magazine-style TV news stories. At age 50, Pauley took a sabbatical from “Dateline” to write a memoir. But when she returned to NBC a year later in 2004 to host “The Jane Pauley Show,” the woman once described by a network executive as having “the best mental health in the business” came back to America with a pretty daunting problem. Bipolar disorder. Yep, even the girl next door gets unhappy, withdrawn

and unsure, wildly euphoric, then dismal and despondent. After going tepidly public on her talk show, she went completely public in her first book, “Skywriting, a Life Out of the Blue.” The memoir isn’t the one she’d intended to write. Instead, it’s Pauley’s unplugged version of her diagnosis and her journey into the daily management. “It is because of medication that I can have this conversation with you, and work, and write a book,” says a very candid Pauley, out promoting the heck out of her new book, “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life.” Today, she says her role as an accomplished journalist and speaker has only been strengthened by her disease, plus her Midwestern freshness and honesty. In the Manhattan neighborhood where she lives with Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, her husband of 35 years, she is stopped regularly on the street. “I am recognized quite often, and more often than not, it’s for having bipolar,” says Pauley, talking with the

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The Boca Raton Observer by telephone before her February 27 keynote speech at Boca West Country Club. She aced it, by the way, that speech. Pauley was funny and adorable, intelligent and well-poised— and completely honest about what bipolar has done to her life, and the lives of those who love her. “Michael J. Fox has said that his Parkinson’s is the gift that keeps on taking, but he also says that Parkinson’s has been a blessing in his life,” she says. “I feel the same way about bipolar. Bipolar was not the blessing, but having an advocacy role to play is truly the blessing.” And the thing is, the pretty woman from Indianapolis isn’t blowing hot air up our skirts. She means it. “The feedback we’ve gotten has been fabulous,” says Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, the chief development officer for JFS. “You could see why she was such a fantastic journalist because she has a connection with people.”

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“An argument could be made that these are my best years,” Pauley says. “I don’t know what I’d trade them for.”

GETTING THE NEWS That connection helped JFS raise $91,100 for its burgeoning “dropin” program, Nimhauser says. The program affords the mentally ill— that is, those living with everything from schizophrenia to borderline personality disorder to bipolar disorder—a place to visit four days a week, where they are immersed in resources that can keep them 64

healthy and happy. Nimhauser says it’s the only program of its kind in southern Palm Beach County. “It was just the most wonderful afternoon,” she adds. But for Pauley, it was all about the getting there—to that point in time where she could smile for her standing ovation, comfortable in the very skin she once wanted to crawl out of.

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When Pauley was pushing 50, she got a bad case of hives. Actually, she calls them “a particularly pernicious case of hives.” She even makes having hives sound cerebral, right? Pauley was still working on “Dateline,” busy as heck, her three kids still living at home, so she treated the hives rather casually. “Who knew

hives could be so serious?” she likes to say. But eventually Pauley had an anaphylactic episode from the hives— that is, she couldn’t breathe—and had to call 911. Unbeknownst to her, the downward spiral had begun. The ER doctor was all over it. “We have to smack them down,” he told her. To do that, she was prescribed steroids, one of the strongest, most effective anti-inflammatories on the market. The treatment worked. That is, the hives faded away. But after she’d been weaned off them, for that’s how steroid therapy works, Pauley realized


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something was different. She had so much energy! Colleagues marveled at her go-get-’em attitude. Her husband wasn’t as impressed. Indeed, Trudeau was worried. “I certainly got a lot done,” she says now. In almost textbook style, her odd highs, when she felt she could take on the world, were followed by some serious lows. Pauley was prescribed an antidepressant—just to even things out. By the time she visited her family doctor, going on and on about her business plans and her family plans and her personal plans, he recognized her hypomania. “Jane,” he told her. “You seem to be racing.” As she left his office, mulling over the news that she was probably bipolar, her doctor called Trudeau. “Your wife is very sick,” he said. In an essay she wrote in 2008, Pauley explains her husband’s reaction. “Garry was almost relieved. While everyone else had seemed delighted with my new energy and vivacity, he only grew more and more concerned. Every day it seemed I had a new plan. And there was the shopping. He didn’t know then that shopping and spending money is a weird signature symptom of hypomania. Mary Todd Lincoln once bought 300 pairs of kid gloves in a single shopping spree.” Publicly explaining her new diagnosis, and new way of life, wasn’t immediately necessary since she was on sabbatical to work on her memoir. But there was no overnight solution. It took two years to get her meds right, which meant that when she returned to TV in 2004, she was still walking the tightrope. Because she’s a reporter, tried and true, she’d researched her case and realized two things: She probably had a pre-disposition to bipolar, and the steroids activated her disease. That’s the insidiousness of bipolar disorder. It can lie in wait, for untold years. When the steroids broke down her defenses, bipolar came roaring in. “That’s very common,” she says. Another thing? Pauley has to respect her bipolar—every single day.

“I have not had a recurrence, but I behave as though I do,” Pauley says. “Sadly, I am in a small percentage that is able to say that.” She’s happy. She’s healthy. She’s a marvelous advocate for those who have the disease. But those frightening, oddball days of hypomania and then depression are never far from her mind. “I take very good of myself,” she says. “To the degree that I can, I control stress. I am very careful with my sleep, because (lack of) sleep is a known factor in most mental health disorders.” And she doesn’t shy away from any of it. Indeed, Pauley has learned to give it a big hug. Mostly. “Some of these mental health disorders that oftentimes appear, you think it’s always going to be like this,” she says. “You think you’re always going to be in crisis.” But you’re not, which is why Pauley loves the advocacy work. She gets it. “She really stopped and listened to people when they talked to her about their problems,” Nimhauser says. Even when Pauley’s on the run, maybe not wearing lipstick, rush-

Pauley, who has a great intuitiveness, said she just “had a feeling” the dad was a lawyer, a guy with an orderly, organized mind. “Look for a career where concentration isn’t a priority,” she told the couple. “It’s almost like I could see a light bulb go off with them,” she says now. “I just had the feeling that I had given them something new, a new way to think about their son.” And that’s almost as good as scoring an interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. In fact, it’s probably better.

THE NEXT CHAPTER For years, even though she was in the public eye, Pauley was plenty private with her real life. She and Trudeau have three children. The twins just turned 30. (Let the record show that she and Trudeau picked the names Rachel and Ross before the “Friends” characters were ever established. “They copied me,” Pauley jokes.) Ra-

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ing to hail a cab or pick up takeout—one of her specialties—she tries to give strangers an understanding ear. She knows what it’s like to be low and frightened, scared out of your wits. She calls these impromptu meetings “sidewalk conversations.” Like the time she was coming out of a theater, and a couple stopped her. Their son was bipolar and they were clearly worried. “Do you have trouble concentrating?” the man asked her. “Of course,” she replied. “Well, how is he ever going to be able to get a job?” the dad said.

chel, who they call Rickie, is a lawyer. Ross is working on a business degree. Their son, Thomas, 27, teaches at a charter school in Boston and is getting married this June. “They’re all incredibly creative, perfect children,” she says, laughing. Pauley laughs a lot. It’s another way she takes care of herself. And so is staying fit. Four years ago, when she began a series for “Today” called “Life Reimagined,” reporting on stories about people over 50 and their often offbeat accomplishments, Pauley added something else to her self-preservation regime: regular exercise. “I was returning to TV at 59 in the age of high-definition TV,” she says. “I had no career in high-definition television.” Now she does and she looks pretty fabulous. Pauley swims laps. “I live in a building that just happens to have a swimming pool,” she says, admitting it took a long time for her to take advantage of it. She’s also “added a little Pilates.” There are things we don’t know about the people who brighten our television and computer screens with their reporting and insight and humor. Our viewing relationship with Pauley is no different. In a wonderful way, she’s both private and totally unguarded. She’s not much for cooking. “If we were to have dinner, we’d probably meet at a restaurant,” she says. Trudeau is the at-home chef, but if she wants veggies? “I’m going to have to cook them myself.” Trudeau is on sabbatical from Doonesbury right now to work on his D.C.-based TV show, “Alpha House,” which means more change in their household. They’re both optimists, she says. She likes to rearrange the furniture; he doesn’t. And it probably comes as no surprise that Pauley is also the worrier in their family, planning and wondering about the future. Including, she says with a laugh, thinking about her grandchildren “who don’t yet exist.” “I’m ready,” she says, about being a grandma. “But I’m not even allowed to talk about it.” O APRIL 2014

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the gloves come off. But Courtney says all women—and mothers especially—need to be reminded that no one is perfect. Palm Beach Atlantic University Professor Kathleen Anderson agrees.

“I think we live in an age of being a supermom and that inhibits women from admitting that things aren’t perfect and we need help. We are all trying to navigate this whole thing together… we need to declare a truce.” “We cannot and should not attempt to do and be everything to everyone. We can only strive to be the best version of our own unique self,” says Anderson, an English teacher, writer, speaker and promoter of women’s self-actualization. “Women must celebrate each others’ gifts… and insist

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that things aren’t perfect and we need help,” says Lesly Cardec of Boynton Beach, who has a 3-year-old and works full time. “We are all trying to navigate this whole thing together … we need to declare a truce.”

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partly because of writer Amy Glass’s article posted in mid-January on thoughtcatalog.com, “I Look Down On Young Women with Husbands and Kids and I’m Not Sorry,” which bashes stay-at-home moms. “Do people really think that a stayat-home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself?” she wrote. “There’s no way those two things are the same … women secretly like to talk about how hard managing a household is so they don’t have to explain their lack of real accomplishments.” Fellow bloggers throughout the country—former and current stayat-home moms—felt attacked and went on the defensive, retaliating with their own heated pieces. And

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they’re still retaliating. It’s understandable, says Boynton Beach therapist Janet Courtney. When someone suggests that a woman isn’t parenting properly,

on getting the help and support they need on the joyful and challenging journey of motherhood and reject the superwoman stereotype.” The term “mommy wars” became popular in the 1980s, after an article was written in Child Magazine about the differences between mothers who work and those who stay home. But even prior to that, the feminist movement challenged women’s rights and roles, and women were pressured to make the “right” choice. Back then, women who chose not to work after having kids were viewed as not feminist enough. The underlying issue, Anderson says, can be found long before the women’s rights movement.

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Historically, she says, women and men have never been equally involved in childcare and household responsibilities. In the 1930s, for example, in most American families men worked outside the home and the women were in charge of childrearing and domestic work. But during and after World War II, many women joined the paid workforce, providing for their families financially. Yet they were still expected to fulfill the traditional housewife/mother roles. Anderson says that even today, in the progressive year of 2014, the double-standard still exists. “In general, men’s lives have not fully adjusted to the change,” she says. “Even when both parents share in child-raising and household work, among the professional women I know, the woman takes on more tasks and responsibilities. She more often misses work or brings a child with her on sick days or school holidays, has more complex puzzle pieces to arrange, and seems to run breathless from task to task.” But what have changed over the years are women’s roles and opportunities. More women are filling jobs once considered men’s. There are female politicians, female CEOs and female pastors and doctors. Dr. Krista Rosenberg, who lives in Boca Raton with her husband and two children, ages 4 and 14 months,

she didn’t want it to be one. “Being a physician, you work so long and hard to get to where you are, that by the time you’re finally where you planned to be and then you have children, for me it didn’t make much sense to quit everything I worked for,” she says. She has a nanny who cares for her youngest son and her oldest is in school. When her kids need a parent during the day, her husband steps in because Dr. Rosenberg can’t suddenly leave 40 patients in her waiting room. She says it’s im-

“I know people may judge me, but it’s not a concern of mine,” she says. “I know my relationship with my kids and I know how much I adore them.” Every mother has a right to parent the way she sees fit, and styles vary. And that’s perfectly OK, Anderson says. “Every mother possesses her own convictions about what being an effective mom means to her, and knows when she is and is not living up to her own standards for the role. Good mothering,” Anderson

But she quickly learned that staying home wasn’t something she loved. “It was very lonely and hard for me. I was pretty withdrawn so I needed to get out and be something other than a childcare giver,” admits Kiefer, who still longed to make a name for herself as a pharmacist. So six months later, she returned to working 40-hour weeks and her husband began working part time so he could care for the kids. Their parenting plan runs perfectly, though Keifer admits there are days when she feels guilty. Then

“Being a physician, you work so long and hard to get to where you are that by the time you’re finally where you planned to be and then you have children, for me it didn’t make much sense to quit everything I worked for.” – Dr. Krista Rosenberg, physician and mother, Boca Raton

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is a full-time physician. She’s always wanted it all—a family, a successful career—and she never wanted one without the other. Quitting her job, she says, was never an option because

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portant to continue working so her boys see that women can also have careers and be successful, and that their potential spouses could contribute in the same way.

says, “is a form of greatness.” West Palm Beach mother Katie Kiefer knew when she wasn’t living up to her own standards. Kiefer is a full-time pharmacist with two boys, ages 6 and 2. After her first son was born, her husband asked that she stay home to avoid putting him in daycare. Despite long years of schooling, a residency and teaching, Kiefer agreed, because she didn’t want someone else raising her children.

she reminds herself that working makes her a happier, healthier person and, ultimately, she says, that’s what her children need the most. Sometimes what a woman does is a matter of necessity, not choice. Not everyone has the luxury of quitting her day job. After having her son, Lesly Cardec of Boynton Beach needed to keep working as a public relations director in Fort Lauderdale because APRIL 2014

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her family needed the income. And while she enjoys her career, those first few weeks after maternity leave were tough, she admits. Dropping off her baby at daycare usually brought her to tears. And while Cardec is proud to help provide for her family, she’s says others judge her, making her feel like less of a mother because of it. Especially since her career requires that she travel several times a month. Although her son is in good hands with her husband, whose job is more flexible, family members make negative comments every time she leaves town. It’s bothered her so much that she lets very few people know when she travels. “They certainly are judgmental, so I’ve become selective on what I share,” Cardec says. All this judging, particularly among women, doesn’t surprise Jennifer Valoppi, a TV journalist, social entrepreneur, mother of two teenage boys and stepmother to two children in their early 20s. She points out research that shows how women typically do not support other women—this is across the board, from the workplace to childrearing. It’s one of the reasons she started the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program, a Miami-based nonprofit that teams at-risk female teens with professional South Florida women for support and guidance. “How could you possibly know how my kids are going to turn out based on whether I work or not?” Valoppi asks incredulously. “Childrearing is such a crazy thing anyway. It takes 20 years before you even figure out if you did it right, and you might not even know then.” Valoppi has made sacrifices for the sake of her children, but leaving her career wasn’t one of them. “I have to feel productive,” she says. “Though I know that’s a bad thing to say, because there are a lot of women who do a great job of being mothers and everything, I don’t know that that’s what I’m best at.” She acknowledges that while stayat-home moms may not earn paychecks—they do work. In addition to running households, they’re often the

mothers who help keep classrooms and bus stops running efficiently and volunteer their time to help at school functions because working parents simply don’t have the hours to spare. The argument over whether stayat-home mothers actually “work” became an issue in the 2012 presidential debate, when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stated that

parents are happy parents, so every mother should find her own path and ignore the haters. “To judge other people for (parenting) differently seems to be the ultimate attack on women and who is it coming from? Other women,” she says. “Women have to learn to support each other instead of criticize.”

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But quitting her job meant the family would have to live off one income and she wasn’t sure it could be done. So before her youngest was born, they tucked away her earnings and practiced getting by on only her husband’s paycheck. They quickly realized they could make it work and, after lots of prayers, Crowley gave notice two months into her maternity leave. “I almost felt bad for quitting, like I was disappointing the company,” says Crowley, who recalls being “very nervous. But I think employers always know there’s a chance someone isn’t coming back from maternity leave.” Crowley and her family live in the Miami area, where her husband is a church pastor. She doesn’t have relatives nearby, but finds support from friends at church when she feels lost in this new world she’s entered. “Work is stressful and staying home is stressful but they’re like two different stresses,” she says. “It’s scary.

“How could you possibly know how my kids are going to turn out based on whether I work or not? Childrearing is such a crazy thing anyway. It takes 20 years before you even figure out if you did it right, and you might not even know then.” – Jennifer Valoppi, TV journalist, and founder of Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program, Miami

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Ann Romney, wife of then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, hadn’t “worked a day in her life” because she stayed home with her five boys. The statement lured Ann Romney to write her first tweet, stating that staying home to raise her sons was indeed hard work. Even President Barack Obama came to the defense of stay-at-home mothers, saying, “There’s no tougher job than being a mom … anybody who would argue otherwise, I think probably needs to rethink their statement.” Inevitably, Valoppi says, the best

Stephanie Crowley quit her job two months ago. It was a decision made after months of agonizing over what would be best for her family. She and her husband have a 2½-yearold daughter and, in December of 2013, they welcomed another baby girl into their family. She was an assistant case manager for a compliance and investigation company and enjoyed her job, but having children often changes things. The stress of her and her husband working while caring for a child and maintaining a household was daunting enough and Crowley knew adding another baby into the mix would create even more anxiety.

Will I be able to handle this type of stress?” she often wonders. Crowley admits that while she still struggles with her decision because she feels like she’s left a part of herself behind, she’s excited to see what this new chapter in her life will bring. And if anyone judges her, she reminds herself that this judgment is likely coming from someone who’s unsure of their own life choices. And she vows to remain confident and proud that she made a decision that best suits her family. “When it comes down to it, is it something to go crazy over?” Crowley says of the great parenting divide known as the mommy wars. “Just have grace on people. Reflect on each person’s situation. And try not to judge.” O APRIL 2014

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“I slept most of the time and couldn’t even shower by myself. Neil was afraid that the boys would be terrified if they saw me in that condition. I wasn’t their mother anymore.” – Faith Kaplan same again for Faith and her family, and she’s haunted by the mystery that changed their lives forever.

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Her world was turned upside down overnight. West Boca mother Faith Kaplan suffered sudden brain-destroying seizures four years ago that stripped her of multiple mind and bodily functions but thankfully left her soul intact. Through the power of prayer and sheer determination by those around her, she miraculously survived the devastating attack—but she had to start

life all over again. And the epileptic seizures wiped away huge blocks of her life that may never be recovered. “I have to lie to my sons when they ask me about their early years,” she says. “I have to resort to photos or ask my husband about their birthday parties or other events that have disappeared from my brain.” Life will never be the

Her journey into hell began on June 14, 2010. Faith, 41, started her day getting her sons ready for summer camp, then worked out at the gym and met some friends for lunch. It was a perfectly normal day in the life of the athletic blonde who prided herself on proficiency and efficiency. “I am your typical Type A personality,” she says, looking slender and lovely as she sips tea alongside her husband, Neil. “I like to control everything in my life. I have files everywhere!” That night both Neil and Faith were startled from their sleep as her body was wracked with seizure after terrifying seizure. They started at 2 a.m. and continued through the night. “I didn’t know what was happening,” recalls Neil, a 48-year-old advertising and marketing consultant. “I put

her into the shower. She was shaking uncontrollably.” After summoning her parents, Rita and Sam Waingarten of Boynton Beach, to come and take care of their two young sons, Neil called 911 and Faith was rushed to a local hospital. From there a dear friend who works with a neurosurgeon suggested that she transfer to Holy Cross Hospital where she was put under the care of Dr. Eduardo Locatelli, an expert on epilepsy. “Dr. Locatelli stayed with Faith almost 24/7,” recalls Neil. “They tried desperately to stop the seizures. She had electrodes all over her head but they couldn’t control the brain activity. I couldn’t stop crying and I’m not a crier. The doctors suspected she had contracted a virus and now had encephalitis, but the critical issue was getting her seizures under control. Each seizure was destroying more parts of her brain.” Finally, the doctors put Faith into a drug-induced coma to subdue the brain activity before more damage was

done. They consulted with specialists from New York University to try to solve the life-threatening puzzle. Even though both Faith and Neil are Jewish, neither was very religious until this point. “I prayed and prayed,” Neil recalls. “I prayed to my grandfather, to his grandfather, all my ancestors before me. A priest from Holy Cross came up to me and asked if I would rather pray with a rabbi. I looked at him and said, ‘No, I’ll take whatever I can. Please pray for us!’” During this month-long nightmare, not knowing if his wife of 16 years, the mother of his two sons Jesse, now 11, and Carter who is 9, would ever survive, Neil recalled the carefree days when they first met. He was renting a timeshare vacation home in the Hamptons in 1995 when a young elementary teacher, Faith Waingarten from Bayside, N.Y., rented a share. The attraction was immediate and three years later, they wed. APRIL 2014

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“By that time I had a full share of the house,” quips Faith. They moved to Florida in 2005 to be closer to both their parents. As an only child, Faith was very devoted to her family and as it turned out, Rita and Sam were indispensable as their daughter fought for her life, helping to care for the boys and relieving Neil during his hospital vigil. When they moved to Boca Raton, Faith worked as a sales representative for various product lines because she enjoyed meeting people, entertaining and having her own money. She assumed total control of the household, finances and the comings and goings of the children. The golden couple was successful and happy, healthy and active until the unexplained illness ripped their world into shreds. Faith now lay unconscious on a hospital bed, tubes and electrodes sustaining her life. The official diagnosis at that point was that Faith had epilepsy, also called seizure disorder. It’s a condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. Nobody knows what caused the disorder and nobody has a cure. Neil spent every day at Holy Cross, coming home at night to take care of his sons. When Faith finally awakened—she seemed like a different woman. For one thing, she couldn’t retain basic information. “She would ask the same questions,” Neil says. “She would ask where she was, and what she was doing there. I felt like Adam Sandler in the movie, ‘50 First Dates.’ I had to be patient but it was frightening.” Faith in her lucid moments recognized her im-

mediate family but failed to identify friends and acquaintances who visited. When it was time for her to go home, Neil panicked. “I didn’t think she was ready,” he says. “She was on four anti-seizure medications. She couldn’t read or write and had lost most of her balance. I didn’t know how I was going to care for her and the boys, as well as work.” Faith’s parents took her into their home for weeks until she was able to function. “I slept most of the time and couldn’t even shower by myself,” she explains. “Neil was afraid that the boys would be terrified if they saw me in that condition. I wasn’t their mother anymore.” When she did return home, her parents came every day to help with the children. There began the uphill battle for Faith, and especially for her family as they learned to adapt to their very different mother, wife and daughter.

“I couldn’t stop crying and I’m not a crier. The doctors suspected she had contracted a virus and now had encephalitis, but the critical issue was getting her seizures under control. Each seizure was destroying more parts of her brain.” – Neil Kaplan

Facing The Unknown Coping with the physical challenges of epilepsy proved not to be as difficult as the emotional trauma, says Neil. “She looks so healthy people do not realize how delicate and precious her situation is,” he explains. “They don’t realize she needs so much help because her appearance is so deceiving.” Faith cannot swim or bathe by herself because of the risk of seizures. She still has blocks of “files” blacked out in her brain and often

can’t recognize familiar people and places. “I had to ask for directions to go to the mall,” she says with a laugh. “And that’s a place I knew like the back of my hand.” She battles depression, a well-known side effect of anti-seizure medication. “I’m on meds for that condition too,” she says softly, adding that she needs to rely on a timer to remind her when to take her pills. She maintains a strict daily routine with regular meals and adequate sleep. Unfortu-

nately, Faith, a night owl by nature, finds this a challenge. “I have to call and remind her to eat,” says Neil, barely disguising his frustration. “I don’t mind doing the laundry and getting the kids ready for school but I want her to rest. She’s so involved with helping others and organizing fundraisers to raise money and awareness of epilepsy that I often find her at the computer late at night when she should be sleeping.” Neil, who never even knew where their bank accounts were held, is now in charge of

the household, along with balancing his own career. He supports his wife and constantly tries to shield her from the triggers that can set off a seizure. “It’s hard because it’s not a concrete science,” he says. “If Faith was in a wheelchair I would know exactly what to do. I’d pick her up, put her to bed, and know physically what’s required of me.” Perhaps the most devastating part for Neil was how many of their friends went by the wayside during Faith’s critical period. Neil says he felt betrayed and hurt by their indifference, but Faith says she realizes not everyone can cope with adversity. “I know it was scary to both family and friends that I was never going to be whole again,” she says. “But APRIL 2014

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it is what it is. People are who they are. Fortunately I have a handful of really wonderful friends who I know I can count on any time of the day or night. I am determined to dedicate my life (to) reminding people to take of their bodies and to make their health a priority.” According to the Epilepsy Foundation, more than 2 million Americans of all ages suffer from the disorder at an estimated annual cost of $17.6 billion in direct and indirect costs to the nation. It’s a littleknown fact that breast cancer, a disease that has extremely high visibility, and epilepsy have the same prevalence and mortality rate. Both have 200,000 newly diagnosed cases annually and account for 45,000 deaths each year. Although the exact cause of Faith’s disorder was never

“I have big gaps in my brain’s filing cabinet. When the boys ask me something about their childhood, I cannot answer because I can’t remember. A whole chunk of my life is gone forever. This is extremely painful to me.” – Faith Kaplan pinpointed, in retrospect, she blames her condition on the Mirena IUD, a contraceptive device that she had removed the day before her seizures began. While medical experts deny there’s any link between seizures and this device, according to renowned activist Erin Brockovich, the FDA has logged more than 108,884 complaints. “I’ve had numerous women coming to me with re-

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Embracing The Now Although still haunted by what may have caused her epilepsy, Faith now tries to concentrate on living in the moment. Over the years, she has managed to regain her ability to read and write, and thanks to the practice of yoga, her balance has returned. “My yoga practice has been healing, not just in a physical sense, but also in a spiritual and meditative sense,” she says. “When you go through something so traumatic you need some-

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thing to rely on. Yoga has become my rock, my support, the safe and quiet place where I can be myself.” Her biggest regret is her loss of memory. “I have big gaps in my brain’s filing cabinet,” she says. “When the boys ask me something about their childhood, I cannot answer because I can’t remember. A whole chunk of my life is gone forever. This is extremely painful to me.” She also worries that they are terrified she may die. “If I look at them the wrong way or cut myself cooking they go into panic mode and ask if Mommy is going to die,” she says. “It tears me up!” But Faith is well aware

that her condition may be fatal. Patients with epilepsy are at increased risk of sudden death. It’s a condition called SUDEP—Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. “I’ve written letters to each of my sons to be opened on their 18th birthdays, the day of their marriages and the day they become fathers,” she says, her soft voice choking. “I’ve also written one to Neil, if he remarries.” In the meantime, Faith says she doesn’t want to “live in a bubble.” “We went hiking in Colorado and Neil went ballistic when I jumped off a cliff,” she says. “We went to Sedona two years ago to renew our vows. It was the most incredible experience ever. You could feel the spirituality in the vortexes.” But despite Faith’s determination to live as normal a life as possible, there are major obstacles and challenges.

She takes her medication, but still has seizures. Some occur in public and some at home. Neil has made sure that those around his wife know how to deal with the episodes. “The kids know what to do, to let her sleep,” he says. Last summer, Faith had a VNS or Vagus Nerve Stimulation device implanted under the skin near her collarbone. It works somewhat like a pacemaker, generating pulses of electricity to stimulate the vagus nerve, the longest of the cranial nerves. These signals sent at regular intervals help prevent the electrical bursts in the brain that cause seizures. Faith can also use a handheld magnet to turn on the device if she feels an aura, indicating the onset of a seizure. It’s helped, she says, adding that a few months ago as she was putting her son Jesse to bed, he said, “Mommy, I have a word to describe you. It’s resilient because you got sick and got back up.” Faith says she cried herself to sleep that night. “I didn’t even know he knew that word!” For three years, she has organized a fundraiser called “Journey for Faith,” an extended yoga practice with live music, food and nutritional advice that takes place in different venues in Boca Raton. “All proceeds go directly to The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida,” she says. “I consider it necessary that we increase our knowledge and awareness of epilepsy. It is truly a miracle that I am alive today and that I have the support of my wonderful family and friends.” Perhaps her mom, Rita, was correct when she whispered into her daughter’s ear as she lay comatose in the hospital, “I know now why I named you Faith.” O


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OMEN MAY NOT BE THE EASIEST CREATURES TO UNDERSTAND,

BUT IF YOU ASK US, FIGURING OUT MEN IS JUST AS TALL AN

ORDER—IF NOT DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE.

FEMALES SPEND HOURS, WEEKS, LIFETIMES DISSECTING WHAT THEY LIKE,

MEET THE GUYS

WHAT THEY DON’T, HOW THEY THINK, WHY THE F*&%@ THEY ASK FOR OUR

JIM DIJOSEPH

NUMBERS AND THEN DON’T CALL… IT’S ENOUGH TO SEND THE MOST SUC-

AGE: 43 OCCUPATION: Chief Information Officer, NuMedCare RESIDENCE: Boca Raton RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married

CESSFUL AND CONFIDENT WOMAN INTO A ROMANTIC TAILSPIN. IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS, WE APPROACHED SOME OF SOUTH FLORIDA’S MOST INTERESTING MEN, ALL OF WHOM WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO ANSWER OUR TOUGH QUESTIONS WITH CANDID RESPONSES. OUR FEARLESS PANEL INCLUDES A MEDICAL DOCTOR, SPORTS RADIO HOST, POLICE DETECTIVE, ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE. SOME ARE MARRIED, SOME SINGLE. ALL ARE CONSIDERED GREAT CATCHES. AND ALL HAVE FASCINATING (AND AT TIMES HILARIOUS) PERSPECTIVES ON HOW THE MALE MIND WORKS—OR DOESN’T—WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN AND RELATIONSHIPS.

WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE PERKS OF BEING A MAN?

WHAT DO MOST MEN WISH WOMEN KNEW ABOUT THEM?

METZGER: “We really like to

DIJOSEPH: “You don’t have to give birth, you don’t have the ‘monthly visitor’ and you can hide behind the façade of not being the emotional one.”

DIJOSEPH: “We actually do have feelings and are more emotional than we appear on the surface.”

BOCA WOMEN WANT TO KNOW: WHY DO GUYS ASK FOR THEIR NUMBERS IF THEY’RE NOT GOING TO CALL?

“It’s sooo much less work. I mean, wearing high heels and applying makeup? Uh, no thanks. And we’re far more adept at repressing our emotions—especially the negative ones which are no fun to explore.”

DORFMAN:

GERGORA: “You feel more independent, free and courageous to do things; you’re not restricted by gender. You have the physical attributes to do more outdoor activities.”

GERGORA: “We are capable

of romance and enjoy it just as much as they do.” “Though they may have a tough exterior, the right woman can make them a teddy bear.” JOSEPH:

communicate. We just don’t know how to do it so that women understand us.”

DIJOSEPH: “One guy I knew did it all the time just to be able to say he collected X amount of phone numbers. But he was the exception. Most will say it seems like a polite way of ending the interaction.” DORFMAN: “People often say in the moment what they think sounds like ‘the right thing’ to say or what they believe the other person wants to hear.” GERGORA: “You

HOCHMAN: “You’re not expected to be very smart, you don’t have to make the bed and sports are just as important as family.”

take a chance by asking, but men feel it’s a safe risk and it makes them feel good about themselves—it’s egobuilding.”

STEVE DORFMAN AGE: 49 OCCUPATION: Columnist/ Features writer, The Palm Beach Post RESIDENCE: Deerfield Beach RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Divorced

MICHAEL A. GERGORA AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: Assistant Fire Chief and Public Information Officer, Boca Raton Fire Rescue RESIDENCE: Boynton Beach RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Widowed

MARC HOCHMAN AGE: 44 OCCUPATION: Talk Show Host, “Afternoon Drive,” 560 WQAM RESIDENCE: Boca Raton RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married

BRENT JOSEPH AGE: 34 OCCUPATION: Detective, Boynton Beach Police Department RESIDENCE: Delray Beach MARITAL STATUS: Single

DR. CHUCK METZGER AGE: 44 OCCUPATION: Physician, Metzger Comprehensive Care and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Boca Raton Regional Hospital RESIDENCE: Boca Raton RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married

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HOCHMAN: “We are genetically programmed to collect females’ phone numbers, whether we are going to use them or not.” JOSEPH:

“To be polite.”

news business. Plus, I’m naturally nosy.” GERGORA: “No. I feel it is an invasion of privacy. If you’re interested, go with the chemistry.”

METZGER: “It seems like a

HOCHMAN: “Yes, it’s the first

good idea at the time, but then the moment arrives to make the call and they think about actually having to carry on a conversation without the social distractions (music, alcohol, etc.) that may have been there when they met. Texting can take some of the awkwardness out of the process.”

order of business. I am looking to find out if she is on parole.”

BE HONEST: WHEN YOU MEET A GIRL, DO YOU GOOGLE HER? “Yeah, I Google most new personal and professional acquaintances. But I think that’s force of habit from being in the

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the level of maturity that dictates whether a man dates older or younger.” “Sure, if I was attracted to her and we had things in common. Specific age shouldn’t matter. Of course, I’m getting up there, so we can’t go too much older.”

DORFMAN:

“She can tell by my body language. I might catch her eye and give her a second look.” – Michael A. Gergora

WOULD YOU DATE AN OLDER WOMAN—AND IF SO, HOW MUCH OLDER? DIJOSEPH: “My wife is a few

years older than I. We met in our 20s, and it wasn’t really a concern for us, but I realize it’s not the norm. I would say five years older or younger works; it really is

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“I would date someone five years older or younger. You want to be sure they have a similar lifestyle to yours and are at a similar place in life. Usually five years either way works on those levels.” GERGORA:

JOSEPH: “Yes I would date an older woman. I generally don’t date women older than 50.”

METZGER: “It depends on the

individual. Women mature much faster than men, so a man would need to be confident in his maturity level. I think that five years is a good benchmark.” HOCHMAN: “My

wife is older than me by about five months, so you can see I am into cougars.” HOW WILL A WOMAN KNOW IF YOU’RE REALLY INTO HER?

“She will know by the attention I am giving her, flirting, joking.” DIJOSEPH:

GERGORA: “She can tell by my body language. I might catch her eye and give her a second look.” JOSEPH: “She’ll know it’s real when I ask her to meet my family.”

METZGER: “You

call her, listen to what she says and ask her a lot more about herself than you talk about yourself.”

DORFMAN: “She won’t—I’m very inscrutable.”

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT— A WOMAN’S LOOKS OR HER PERSONALITY? DIJOSEPH: “Definitely personality. Looks are wonderful, but once you get past the first minute or two and you’re not enjoying your time together, it’s not good.”

“Equally important. Without both, we’re looking at a platonic relationship. Which is fine. But for romance, I need the total package.”

DORFMAN:


GERGORA: “Initially looks, but ultimately personality. It’s like with a car: A nicelooking one catches your eye, but if it drives horribly you are not interested.”

WHAT’S A WOMAN’S SEXIEST BODY PART? DIJOSEPH: “A

beautiful

to do more for me, is creative and spontaneous.” (Turnoffs) “Short temper, doesn’t feel family is important and has no sense of humor.”

smile.” (Turn-ons) “Great sense of humor, great smile, great laugh; did I mention great sense of humor?” (Turn-offs) “Not loving animals, not getting my jokes, smoking.”

METZGER: (Turn-ons)

“Sense of humor, a slightly raspy voice, a sense of calm and poise.” (Turn-offs) “Rudeness, inflated sense of self-worth, selfishness.”

DORFMAN: JOSEPH: “It’s truly a combination of both for me. I need to be attracted to a woman to invest the time to get to know her. But at the same time, there has to be a connection. It doesn’t matter how beautiful she is, if she has no personality, I’m going to lose interest quickly.”

WHAT’S PREFERABLE: PRETTY FACE OR GREAT BODY?

GERGORA: “There are two: her tummy and her butt.” JOSEPH: “Her

mind.”

METZGER: “Hips—research

actually backs me up on the idea that men have a basic attraction to them.” IS IT MORE ATTRACTIVE FOR A WOMAN TO DRESS SCANTILY OR LEAVE SOMETHING TO THE IMAGINATION?

DIJOSEPH: “A pretty face. But if I were single I would be looking for a great body just as much.”

DIJOSEPH: “Depends on the occasion, but I do like to see scanty.”

DORFMAN: “Yes!

DORFMAN:

(But since I’ll spend way more time looking at a woman’s face than her body, let’s go with the former.)” GERGORA: “Great body. If

she has a pretty face but doesn’t take care of the rest of herself, then it doesn’t work. I am a physical kind of guy.” JOSEPH: “A METZGER:

great body.”

“A pretty face.”

REAL BREASTS OR FAKE? “I’ll ride or die with Mother’s Nature’s handiwork.”

“I prefer a more demure look, but that’s just me.”

GERGORA: “She should dress in a way that complements her, but doesn’t give away the farm. She should be well-groomed and age appropriate.”

HOCHMAN: “I prefer

DIJOSEPH: (Turn-ons) “She

breasts.”

pays attention to me, wants

not difficult for me because if she says no, I still have a wife to go home to.” IS IT OK FOR A WOMAN TO ASK A MAN OUT—OR DOES SHE APPEAR DESPERATE?

DIJOSEPH: “It’s a good thing. She wouldn’t look desperate at all—just assertive and confident.” METZGER: “It’s

DORFMAN: “You never outgrow your teenage

DORFMAN:

“If she’s in a library, scanty won’t work. But there are tasteful ways for her to reveal her assets.” – Dr. Chuck Metzger

very cool! And more positively viewed than ever.” “Of course it’s

OK.” JOSEPH: “Absolutely. Confidence is extremely sexy in a woman.”

WHY DO MEN LOOK AT OTHER WOMEN WHILE THEY’RE ON A DATE? DIJOSEPH: “Men are voyeurs to begin with and are always looking for that type of stimulation. I guess scientists can explain it. Men are just hard-wired that way.”

HOCHMAN: “I prefer a woman dressed in Miami Heat regalia.”

METZGER: “Real.”

HOCHMAN: “It’s

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO ASK A WOMAN ON A DATE?

she’s going. If she’s in a library, scanty won’t work. But there are tasteful ways for her to reveal her assets.”

WHAT ARE YOUR THREE BIGGEST TURN-ONS AND TURN-OFFS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?

“Both.”

JOSEPH: (Turn-ons) “Intelligence, independence and loyalty.” (Turn-offs) “Smoking, clinginess and ignorance.”

METZGER: “It depends where

DORFMAN:

GERGORA:

GERGORA: (Turn-ons) “Women who are affectionate, selfless (put others first) and mildly flirtatious.” (Turn-offs) “Selfishness, rudeness, loud behavior.”

HOCHMAN: (Turn-ons): “They make perfectly crispy bacon, consider a big night out as dinner at the mall food court and laugh at all my jokes—even the unfunny ones, which are most of them.” (Turnoffs) “Not listening to my radio show, not following me on Twitter, not noticing immediately how handsome and funny I am.”

hardest part is the risk of being rejected, but once you get past that, you are good to go.”

self when it comes to the anxiety of performing this act. Most difficult is the awkwardness—especially if she’s not interested. Not that that’s ever happened to me…”

DORFMAN: “Combination of force of habit and lack of concentration/class. You’ve got to be disciplined and stay focused when a pretty (other) woman comes into your sight line during a date. It definitely takes practice and years of experience.”

GERGORA: “On a scale of one to 10, it’s a five. The

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somebody. Women are like flowers: you can look at them, but it doesn’t mean you are picking them.” METZGER: “It’s

a bad habit that is very hard to break, although we realize it’s disrespectful.” WHAT IF THE TABLES WERE TURNED?

DIJOSEPH: “I’ve

caught my wife doing it and we joke about it. If it were early in the relationship, I would feel funny about it. It sends tough signals. But if you have trust, then it doesn’t matter.” DORFMAN: “Hmmm… I

would probably lose romantic interest immediately. But I’m going to assume women are way less overt about it,

so I doubt I’d even notice.” GERGORA: “It depends on how she’s looking. If she can’t take her eyes off him, that’s an issue.”

HOW LONG INTO A RELATIONSHIP SHOULD A WOMAN WAIT TO SLEEP WITH A GUY? DIJOSEPH: “It depends, but if it happens on the first night—that’s really not conducive to a good relationship.”

DORFMAN: “If and when it feels right. There’s no tried and true calculus on this— other than definitely not on the first date!” GERGORA: “You live one life, do what you feel. I would not think negatively of a woman if it were earlier rather than later.” METZGER: “In general, men say ASAP. Women wait because they don’t want to be hurt. It really depends on the people involved.”

DEFINE ‘CLINGY’ IN A WOMAN.

and text incessantly while I’m catching bad guys.”

GERGORA: “Someone who needs constant reassurance and wants to be involved in every aspect of a man’s life. I want a woman who wants to be pampered, not babied.”

METZGER: “Too

JOSEPH: “This is one of my biggest turn-offs. I need to be with a woman who has a life, friendships, hobbies of her own. She has to understand there will be times when I get a call to go to work after hours. I can’t be with someone who will call

“You’ve got to be disciplined and stay focused when a pretty (other) woman comes into your sight line during a date. It definitely takes practice and years of experience.”

much calling, texting. There has to be the right balance between having contact and giving space.” HOW LONG DO YOU DATE A WOMAN BEFORE YOU CONSIDER THE RELATIONSHIP MONOGAMOUS?

DIJOSEPH: “For me, it was after the first few dates. I was never one to date multiple women at the same time.” GERGORA: “About four to six months. By then, you know where the relationship is going.”

– Steve Dorfman METZGER: ���Age factors heavily. For older men and women, I would say it is probably one to two months. For those who are younger, that may be too short. It’s important, though, to have that conversation, so that both people involved are on the same page.” HOCHMAN: “About 50 to 60 years.”

AT WHAT POINT IN THE RELATIONSHIP ARE YOU READY FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY? DIJOSEPH: “After a few months. By then you’re already intimate with each other and you know the vacation will either be fabulous or blow up.” DORFMAN: “For me, we’re talking several months in. I mean, that’s like being qua-

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si-married for a few days.”

cal. We need to be equal partners in a relationship and I think a woman who has a career is sexy.”

GERGORA: “The sooner, the better—within the first one to two months. It’s best to get to know someone as soon as possible to see if you are compatible.”

METZGER: “It’s

definitely a good way for a woman to show her independence.”

METZGER: “This can really

DO YOUR GIFTS AND CARDS REPRESENT HOW YOU REALLY FEEL ABOUT A WOMAN?

make or break a relationship. I think it’s probably good to do after a few months when you know things are going well and you want to see what it’s like to be around each other for a concentrated period of time.”

GERGORA: “Absolutely. A card has to say what I really feel and I would always want to buy a gift that is appropriate for her.”

WHEN DO YOU THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE TO MEET A WOMAN’S PARENTS—OR INTRODUCE HER TO YOURS? DIJOSEPH: “Not for quite a while, several months. This takes the relationship even beyond monogamous and you are really committing yourself to the next level.” DORFMAN: “My parents are

DIJOSEPH: “I often write

cards rather than buy them. You show love more through your actions, thoughts and words, rather than trying to buy happiness or love.” JOSEPH: “Absolutely. I give a lot of thought to whatever gift I give a

ONCE YOU’RE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN, SHOULD SHE PAY HER SHARE ON DATES?

both long gone, so that’s not an issue for me. And I’m always up for meeting new people. At my age, there’s far less symbolism to meeting a (potential) mate’s parents than there was when I was in my 20s.”

DORFMAN: “I always appreciate it when a woman offers to pay her share— and then I never let her.”

GERGORA: “Once a commit-

GERGORA: “I

ment is made, when you know you are a couple.” JOSEPH: “When you’re sure she’s someone you can see yourself with long term. There is no reason to get family involved if it’s not going anywhere.” METZGER: “After the relation-

ship is monogamous, probably around six months.”

feel it’s my role as a man to pay. I have been blessed with gifts in life and I like to share. If she wants to pay, that’s fine but not expected.” JOSEPH: “No.

I’m a romantic who believes in treating a woman with the utmost respect. I would never ask or expect a woman in a relationship with me to pay for anything.”

“I’m a romantic who believes in treating a woman with the utmost respect. I would never ask or expect a woman in a relationship with me to pay for anything.” – Brent Joseph

METZGER: “Even though I

believe it is best not to have roles per se in a relationship, I naturally believe men should pay. Being a provider is a natural role for a man.” HOCHMAN: “Only after I

have gambled away my share.” HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO MEN THAT THEIR WOMEN HAVE CAREERS?

own career, friends, and to be her own person. I think she will be happier this way.” “Unless she’s independently wealthy (or has a rich ex-husband or three), doesn’t everyone have to work?”

DORFMAN:

GERGORA: “A career is pretty important. It shows she is independent and intellectual—and also that she can sustain business relationships.”

DIJOSEPH: “It is important

for a woman to have her

JOSEPH:

“For me, it’s criti-

woman. It always comes from the heart.” HOCHMAN: “No, they reflect how CVS feels about her.”

IS IT OK FOR A WOMAN TO MAKE MORE MONEY THAN HER MAN? DIJOSEPH: “It’s definitely OK. I might feel a bit less of a man if I were in that situation, but only in a very small way. It would not affect the relationship.”

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METZGER: “Definitely,

awesome! I suppose it could be a pride issue for a man, but if you truly care about the woman, you are proud.”

DORFMAN: “As long as she’s got no problem with it, then I don’t either. I’m very evolved. Not to mention, I have a few female bosses at work.” JOSEPH: “It’s 2014 and that should be irrelevant.”

JOSEPH: “Real men don’t cheat. All you have is honesty, integrity and trust.” METZGER: “The high statis-

tics always amaze me, so I guess they do. I think guys find it to be an escape or maybe they are proud (of having an affair/affairs). For me, I have a sense of pride in being honest.” HOCHMAN: “I can’t hear

JOSEPH: “No. The trust is

gone after that. There will always be that question of if she did it once, what’s to stop her from doing it again?” METZGER: “It’s

an individual decision and tough on both sides.” WHAT’S THE BEST WAY FOR A WOMAN TO LET A GUY DOWN EASY?

you. I think we have a bad

METZGER: “Be straightforward, but in a nice way. Maybe try the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ approach?”

WOULD MEN RATHER BE THE ONES DUMPED IN A RELATIONSHIP OR THE ONES DOING THE DUMPING? DIJOSEPH: “Either way, it isn’t easy to go there. Men would rather do the dumping—they have this alpha male mentality about it.” GERGORA: “Guys prefer to do the dumping—it’s an ego thing.”

“Men want to do the dumping.” METZGER:

“They both suck. Probably why I haven’t been in a relationship in a while.”

DORFMAN:

DO MOST MEN CHEAT? WHY NOT JUST END THE RELATIONSHIP INSTEAD? DIJOSEPH: “Honestly I don’t think most men cheat. Of people I know or have heard of, more women are cheating than men.” DORFMAN: “I’d guess most men think about cheating— but don’t actually follow through. Personally, I have never cheated on a girlfriend or my ex-wife. My moral compass wouldn’t allow it.”

“I wouldn’t do anything about it. It’s not fair to bring that sort of thing up. It’s more of a health issue than a visual issue to be concerned about.” – Jim DiJoseph

phone connection. What do you look like by the way?” IF A WOMAN CHEATS ON A MAN, SHOULD HE TAKE HER BACK? DIJOSEPH: “It wouldn’t work.

It’s doubtful if the trust would be there again.”

GERGORA: “My ego would

immediately say no, but it would depend on the circumstances. It would be a tall order and very hard to do.”

GERGORA: “Honestly and quickly. But don’t be hurtful.”

DORFMAN:

“I wouldn’t.”

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WHAT CAN WOMEN DO TO KEEP A RELATIONSHIP EXCITING? DIJOSEPH: “Be creative and spontaneous—whether it’s in the bedroom, cooking or a vacation.”

DORFMAN: “Just be tactful,

honest and direct. Or always be busy when he tries to make plans. If he still doesn’t get the message, then you have to lay down the hammer.”

GERGORA: “I really don’t

believe most men cheat. If they do, it generally means they are hedging their bets, looking to see if there is something better out there.”

DIJOSEPH: “I never see women be straightforward about this, except in movies. With all of the ways to communicate now, she can’t just disappear like in the past. She should be direct—say it. Guys can handle it.”

“Thoughtful little surprises go a long way. I’m old school, so receiving any kind of card or small gift via snail mail lets me know I was on her mind and she had to make an effort beyond typing on her keyboard.”

DORFMAN:

HOCHMAN: “Tune away

from the HGTV channel once in a while and turn on the Playboy channel. But don’t turn off HGTV when ‘House Hunters’ is on, it’s my favorite show.” YOUR WOMAN HAS GAINED 20 POUNDS. HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO YOU— AND WHAT DO YOU DO ABOUT IT? DIJOSEPH: “I wouldn’t do

anything about it. It’s not fair to bring that sort of thing up. It’s more of a health issue than a visual issue to be concerned about.” DORFMAN: “I’m a big fitness guy, so I’d notice. But I wouldn’t be insensitive about it. I’d encourage her to get back in shape—and withhold sex until she did.” GERGORA: “It is important. If you really care about someone and you are in a relationship, you want them to be healthy. I am very active and I travel. It’s important that we are able to do active things together, not just from an appearance perspective.” HOCHMAN: “I would try to make her feel better by gaining 40 pounds…” JOSEPH: “Physical fitness is important to me. I would encourage her to come to the gym with me and help motivate her to be the best version of herself.” METZGER: “For me, it’s less

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you really should not say things about who you’re with in this way because you don’t know if it will come back to haunt you.”

GERGORA: “Anything said in

“She can have them, but they probably all want to sleep with her.”

METZGER: “Guys joke around

“All the times I was laughing at your jokes, I was faking it.”

anger is hurtful. Once something is said, you can’t take the words back. People forgive, but they don’t forget.”

my friends, but she would be locked out of a big portion of my life.” “I would prefer she be into sports. But if she’s not, she better be damned conversant in pop culture and current events.”

DORFMAN: DIJOSEPH:

“Case by case basis. I’ve got lots of female friends whom I have no sexual interest in, so it is possible.”

DORFMAN:

GERGORA: “Male friends are fine. I wouldn’t expect to tell a woman she couldn’t keep her friends, especially at our age. The same thing would go for me.” JOSEPH: “There

has to be trust in the relationship.” METZGER: “I

have male friends who are also friends with my wife; I think cofriends are OK. Beyond that it could get awkward.” DO MEN COMPLAIN ABOUT THEIR WOMEN WHEN THEY’RE TOGETHER?

about it, but we don’t do specifics. Nobody wants to say anything is really wrong. It’s a pride thing.” IS IT IMPORTANT THAT A GUY’S FRIENDS LIKE THE WOMAN IN HIS LIFE? DIJOSEPH: “Very important.

And you also want girlfriends and wives to like each other. We spend so much time with friends that it wouldn’t go well otherwise.” DORFMAN: “They don’t have to like her necessarily. They just have to not dislike her!” GERGORA: “Very important. It’s hard to keep friends otherwise. Ultimately it is your opinion that really counts, but friends’ opinions are still important.”

DORFMAN: “The longer they’ve been together, the more the complaining. Take that for what you will.” GERGORA: “I often hear this and sometimes they get real specific. I don’t subscribe to this as I feel it is a bit immature. Relationships should be private and

JOSEPH: “I love you but I’m not in love with you.” METZGER: “If they somehow

say that they don’t believe in you or your direction in life. Support is huge.” IF YOUR WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND ASKS IF YOU THINK ANOTHER WOMAN IS PRETTY—DO YOU ANSWER TRUTHFULLY?

GERGORA: “Yes. She would just have to understand that

“Chivalry is alive and well— especially when there is an ulterior motive.” – Marc Hochman

DIJOSEPH: “I don’t think so, although from what I can see it looks as though it’s on its deathbed. Overall, respect for women seems to be lacking. The way I see it, women have the lion’s share of work in life, so men can do a bit more for them.” DORFMAN: “Not for me. I

always open doors and insist on paying—even when my date’s income dwarfs mine (as it so often does, these days).” GERGORA: “It’s not dead with me, it’s alive and well. I enjoy it. I was brought up to open doors for women and to be thoughtful, con-

DIJOSEPH: “That’s like, ‘here, just take a grenade and hold it for a while.’ Are you kidding me? Are you seriously asking? Why ask? I’m glad I haven’t had to deal with this issue. I know some guys who will lie, but I would just be honest.” DORFMAN: “You say, ‘is she

METZGER: “Very DIJOSEPH: “They really don’t complain specifically. We just talk trials and tribulations of married life—and mask it in jokes. But I think if you would look closely at those jokes, you would probably find some truths.”

HOCHMAN:

IS CHIVALRY DEAD?

important. Otherwise it could be a source of conflict.”

pretty, honey? Yeah, she’s pretty—but not really my type.’” GERGORA: “I would be hon-

WHAT IS THE MOST HURTFUL THING A WOMAN COULD SAY TO A MAN IN AN ARGUMENT OR OTHERWISE? DIJOSEPH: “She compares you unfavorably to someone else—like an ex-boyfriend or friend.”

“Probably a photo finish between ‘I never loved you’ and ‘I cheated on you with…’”

DORFMAN:

est and say so if the woman is pretty. But I would say ‘she’s not as pretty as you.’” METZGER: “I would give an honest answer, but not the same way I would comment behind closed doors with the guys.”

WOULD YOU DATE A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T LIKE SPORTS? “I guess I could just enjoy it myself or with

my liking them and being involved in them is part of my personal space.”

siderate and attentive.” JOSEPH: “I sure hope not. I’m very chivalrous.”

JOSEPH: “Yes, because we can share other interests.”

HOCHMAN: “It’s alive and

METZGER: “No.”

well—especially when there is an ulterior motive.” O

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FACTOR WHEN IT COMES TO NUTRITION, F-FACTOR DIET FOUNDER TANYA ZUCKERBROT IS NO LIGHTWEIGHT

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Registered dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot attributes her lifelong passion for food to her Colombian-Jewish background. “I was always in the kitchen with my mom (who’s Colombian) and grandparents,” says the 40-year-old mother of three. Who knew that passion would lead to her status as weight-loss guru to the stars, helping talk show host Katie Couric, actor Brian Dennehy, model Molly Sims and the entire Miss Universe organization shed pounds? Or that she’d write a book based on a diet she created? Or that she’d become a celebrity in her own right, appearing on radio, television and in print?

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Not Zuckerbrot. When she opened a private practice at age 25, “weight loss was not on my radar,” says the pencil-thin native New Yorker who once worked in tony Bal Harbour, and who has family in South Florida, including a sister in Boca Raton. Oh, and did we mention her best-sellers? Her first, “The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss,” is based on the diet that catapulted her career. It focuses on high fiber to fill you up, and it’s not as limiting as other diets—you can drink alcohol, dine out and exercise less. And clients have been eating it up.


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WHEN I WENT INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE, WEIGHT LOSS SEEMED BENEATH MY SKILL SET AFTER COMING OUT OF A HOSPITAL SETTING.

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WE CHARGE A PREMIUM BECAUSE THE BRAND HAS CACHÉ. THE DIET IS GLAMOROUS, OUR PATIENTS ARE GLAMOROUS, OUR OFFICES ARE GLAMOROUS, AND OUR LOCATION ON 57TH STREET ON THE SAME BLOCK AS CHANEL IS GLAMOROUS.

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NO POUNDING PAVEMENT Zuckerbrot’s appreciation for food and a desire to help people are what led her to earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan followed by a master’s degree in food and nutrition studies from New York University. “I thought this degree was going to teach me about different kinds of apples or spinach,” she says with a laugh. “What I hadn’t anticipated was that it was a very scientific, clinical degree.” Her course load included pre-med classes in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry. During her two-year dietetic internship at NYU Langone Medical Center, she was part of a medical team and had to complete a hospital residency that included rotations in everything from oncology to endocrinology. Initially, her plan was to use her knowledge about nutrition to help people manage their medical conditions and add years to their lives. “When I went into private practice, weight loss seemed beneath my skill set after coming out of a hospital setting,” she admits. Zuckerbrot started her business with a handful of cardiac and diabetic patients whose doctors referred them in hopes that, with her nutritional guidance, they would get their medical conditions under control. But there was a secondary benefit no one anticipated: All her clients were losing weight. Turned out, the fiber-rich diet she was prescribing for enhanced clinical outcomes—namely, lower cho-

FAT-FREE ZONE: Zuckerbrot’s second book is a best-seller

lesterol and lower sugar—also helped patients feel fuller and drop pounds. “My phone started ringing with these patients’ friends, family members and coworkers saying, ‘My cholesterol is fine or my sugar is fine, but can I get the weightloss part of your program?’” she recalls. “That is how F-Factor became a weightloss brand.” Zuckerbrot had a practice in Bal Harbour in Miami-Dade County from 2004 to 2007, but after her first book was published, increasing demands on her time for TV appearances led her to move back to New York. “I was canceling clients and having to fly up and I knew that to grow this business I would do it more effectively by moving there,” she says.

RICH IN FIBER Today Zuckerbrot works from a posh midtown Manhattan office located just blocks from Central Park, where clients pay $10,000 for her nutritional knowhow. The fee includes a one-hour consultation, two-hours of education, eight half-hour follow-up visits, and knowing she’s on call 24/7.

She makes no apologies for the hefty price tag. “We charge a premium because the brand has caché. The diet is glamorous, our patients are glamorous, our offices are glamorous, and our location on 57th street on the same block as Chanel is glamorous,” says Zuckerbrot, whose New York associates charge $3,500, and Boca Raton associate, Lisa Mansdorf, charges $2,000. “More than that, people have come to realize that this isn’t a fad diet; people come here to improve their energy levels,” she adds. Unlike other diets that prohibit carbohydrates and alcohol, the F-Factor allows carbs, so long as they’re high in fiber. She says women should eat about 35 grams of fiber a day and men about 38 grams. And it doesn’t have to taste like cardboard: In addition to bran, almonds, beans, raspberries, oatmeal and artichokes are all high in fiber. Zuckerbrot has since written a second book, “The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories & Fat Disappear—With Fiber!” and become the first registered dietitian to launch a line of nationally distributed food products. Up next: An F-Factor Academy that will train others to teach clients how to follow the diet. “We’ll create a workforce of F-Factor dieticians,” she says. “I would like to scale this business, not to just reach more people, but to enhance the career path for women who dedicate their lives to helping people look and feel their best and get healthier.” Hopefully, this will also lead to more free time for visits with her sister in Boca Raton, mother in Sunny Isles and 99-yearold grandmother in Fort Lauderdale. When asked if her family follows her diet, she chuckles. “I would like to think they all do my diet. People do what they want to.” O APRIL 2014

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Palm Beach County is a hub for dynamic women. From attorneys, realtors, business owners and jewelry designers to life coaches, interior designers, sales executives and spa professionals, the list is long and impressive. The Boca Raton Observer recently went on a quest to find the best of the best—and we did. The following females are successful, insightful and experts in their respective fields. And, most importantly, all know how to get the job done. Meet Palm Beach County’s wonder women.

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MARIE BEDNER

Green Season

Marie Bedner Of Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market Leads FamilyFriendly Produce Store WHETHER PICKING STRAWBERRIES

30 years), along with grandson

from the field or filling a bas-

Jesse.

ket with fresh fruits and veg-

Four years ago, the retail

etables, you can find the finest

market opened on the 80-acre

local produce at Bedner’s Farm

family-owned farm. “Commu-

Fresh Market in western Boynton

nity involvement is important

Beach. ”Our mission is to bring

to us and educating the pub-

our customers a variety of locally

lic about where and how their

grown produce that is tasty, yet

food is grown is so critical now

affordable,” says Marie Bedner,

that agriculture is such a small

who along with a great team,

segment of our population,”

operates the family-owned pro-

says Bedner. “I think we re-

duce store. “Since our fruits and

ally need to get the message

vegetables are grown and sold

out how important it is to buy

locally, we contribute to reducing our region’s carbon footprint as well.” Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market has deep roots in South Florida. Arthur Bedner and his wife Henrietta in 1960 established their farm, which now yields

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“When you shop at Bedner’s, you can be certain that you are purchasing from a safe and reliable food source. You’ll come in as a customer and leave as a friend.”

produce. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Bedner is active on the boards of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Bethesda Health Foundation, Gulfstream Bank and the Arthur R. Marshall

cucumbers, peppers, corn, straw-

produce grown in the USA,

and produce store has become

Foundation. “When you shop

berries,

sunflowers

starting with your local farmer.

a weekend destination for fami-

at Bedner’s, you can be cer-

and more. Though Arthur and

tomatoes,

During the week, we invite

lies, with activities such as a pet-

tain that you are purchasing

Henrietta

the

school groups to take true ‘field

ting zoo, pony rides, hayrides,

from a safe and reliable food

farming tradition continues with

trips’ to our farm for a firsthand

homemade ice cream, Porky

source,” she says. “You’ll come

their three sons, Charles, Bruce

agricultural experience.”

& Beth’s award-winning BBQ,

in as a customer and leave as

unique vendors and the freshest

a friend.”

have

passed,

and Steve (Marie’s husband of

She adds that the market

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

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Improving Lives Brinkley Morgan’s Family Law Team Serves Clients And The Community “SIMPLY PUT, WE ARE YOUR

to a client’s specific situation.

ally,”

Roberta

The women of the family law

Stanley, department chair of

team also include Yueh-Mei Kim

Brinkley Morgan’s Family Law

Nutter, Jodi Furr Colton and

department. “When you are

Marissa

experiencing

depth to all aspects of family

says

attorney

the

trauma

of

Pullano,

who

divorce, there is nothing more

matters,

important than having an ally

financial issues, alimony, chil-

who is there to listen, advise and

dren’s issues, and pre-nuptial

guide you through the process.”

and post-nuptial agreements.

It is that mission that has made

“We

including

bring

vigorously

complex

represent

Brinkley Morgan the go-to firm for

our clients,” says Colton, “and

those in Boca Raton and South

work as a team to provide ex-

Florida who are splitting up.

perience and knowledge in all

“It is a difficult time,” Stanley says, “but it is important not to let the emotion of a dramatic life change cloud your judgment or cause you to surrender your rights.” Brinkley Morgan’s offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale have 19 attorneys, with eight

JODI FURR COLTON, YUEH-MEI KIM NUTTER, ROBERTA STANLEY AND MARISSA PULLANO

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“We vigorously represent our clients and work as a team to provide experience and knowledge in all aspects of the divorce process.”

aspects of the divorce process.”

attorneys in the firm’s family

That process, says Pullano,

law department. Comprised of

sometimes continues well after

four women and four men, the

a divorce is final.

mediation or collaborative law.” The firm is also committed to helping the community. Stanley provides support to the Palm Beach County homeless through “The Lord’s Place,” while Nutter is committed to helping children

are often more adversarial than

through her work as a Guardian

the divorce itself.”

ad Litem. All of the firm’s family

“Our genuine commitment,” says Nutter, “is assisting clients in

law attorneys are active in the community.

family law team has the resourc-

“We represent clients in the

the best way possible to success-

“We are here,” says Stanley,

es and understanding to provide

midst of alimony, child support

fully resolve their case, whether

“to serve as a professional and

strong, effective counsel tailored

and time-sharing disputes which

through courtroom advocacy,

compassionate ally to our clients.”

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

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The Right Look Jill Jones Of Brown’s Interior Design Creates Great Spaces For All Tastes And Budgets JILL JONES HELPS HER CLIENTS

“They are renovating an older

turn design visions into reality.

home to give it a contempo-

“It’s important to listen carefully

rary flair with fun colors. It’s

to understand their goals, their

been a great project for all of

tastes and their budgets,” says

us.”

Jones, who is one of the tal-

A native Floridian, Jones knew

ented professionals at Brown’s

she wanted to be an interior

Interior Design in Boca Raton.

designer at an early age, fol-

“Then, I educate them, discuss

lowing in the footsteps of her

their options, develop a game

aunt in Pennsylvania. “I would

plan and go to work!” A licensed interior designer for 28 years, Jones has built a loyal clientele who regularly refer their family members and friends. She works with long-time Boca residents and newcomers relocating to the Gold Coast,

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“We enjoy helping clients achieve a traditional or modern look, as well as eclectic approaches that mix and match a variety of styles.”

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with two local warehouses for fast delivery. From selecting floorings, finishes and furnishings to preparing the right floor plan, the firm’s team is ready to provide expert guidance. “We enjoy helping clients

creating attractive designs for

visit her every summer and

The Giving Tree, while raising her

achieve a traditional or mod-

single-family homes and condo-

carry samples for her design cli-

teenage son.

ern look, as well as eclectic ap-

miniums in all price ranges.

ents,” says Jones. A long-time

Since

1975,

family-owned

proaches that mix and match

“I’m finishing a project in a

resident of Boca Raton, Jones

Brown’s Interior Design has pro-

a variety of styles,” Jones says.

country club community for a

has been active in charity

vided expert turnkey design

“It’s a real pleasure to see their

client who will be retiring from

events, such as supporting St.

services, and has showrooms in

smiles when we complete a

the New York area,” says Jones.

Jude’s Children’s Hospital and

Boca Raton and Jupiter, along

project.”

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

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A Dog Owner’s Best Friend Ann Casper Of Calming K9s Is The Solution To All Your Dog’s Problems

ANN CASPER TROUBLE TRAINING YOUR DOG? If you have behavioral problems with your dog (jumping, barking, separation anxiety…), chances are excellent that Ann Casper has your solution. “We all love our dogs and want to do the very best for them. What most people don’t

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“When I show how behaviors can be changed, improved and eliminated, it is ‘a relief’, ‘a life changer’ for the entire family. ”

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moment in time, what the appropriate behavior is.” Many of Casper’s clients come to her with challenges they have faced and just accepted over the years. Many lose hope that things can change. Casper says, “I will

disciplines of dog training. She

and your dog in the comfort

change those behaviors and

know is that, unknowingly, we

is a student of the famed “Dog

of your home and on your

remove that stress from your life”.

encourage behaviors that we

Whisperer” Cesar Millan. How-

schedule.

do

not

want

them,”

ever, Casper also studied under

“What sets me apart from other

can be changed, improved

says Casper, a member of the

Cheri Lucas, Brian Agnew, Nick

trainers: I don’t host group les-

and eliminated, it is ‘a relief’,

International

of

Kutsukos (service dog trainer),

sons” she says. “The one on one

‘a life changer’ for the entire

Canine Professionals (I.A.C.P).

Chad Makin and others to

time coupled with less distrac-

family,” she says. “My goal is to

“I will teach you how to have

bring a unique, well-rounded

tions allows me to focus on the

ensure that your dog is a source

a

philosophy to helping you and

‘real life’ scenarios that cannot

of pleasure and relaxation to

relationship’ with your dog. These

your

therefore

be duplicated in a group setting.

you. Client dog owners come

improvements transfer to all

tailors her behavioral method

Working with the family, we re-

home from work stresses to a

aspects of life as a dog owner.

based on your challenges and

create exactly what is going on

well-balanced dog adding calm

specific needs. She trains you

so we can teach the dog, at that

and happiness to their lives.”

trusting,

from

“When I show how behaviors

Association

respectful,

‘living

Casper draws from various

dog.

Casper

Ann Casper of Calming K9s in Boca Raton can be reached at 561-715-6624 or visit calmingk9s.com.

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Dealing With Divorce

Life Coach Amy Botwinick Of Divorcecoachsupport.com Makes The Process Easier AMY BOTWINICK KNOWS FIRST-

Botwinick’s membership in

hand that the decision to di-

the

vorce, the business of doing it

Federation and years of con-

International

Coaching

and its emotional aftermath are

sulting and coaching have

far from easy. She is commit-

earned her recognition in the

ted to helping her clients take

divorce community.

charge of their divorce and

“I’ve learned it’s all about

minimize the financial and emo-

asking the right questions. This

tional cost of this challenging

helps clients sort things out to

but workable life transition.

deal with the inevitable ‘How

“I provide a reality check of

did I get here? Now what…?!’

what divorce is and implement

moment.

a system to get clients orga-

coaching helps clients find their

nized for the legal and financial

own answers which empowers

aspects of the process,” says Botwinick, who began working with the issues of divorce as a result of her own experience. This formed the basis for her book, “Congratulations on Your Divorce,” published by HCI, known for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books.

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importantly,

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“Helping my clients build their divorce team of professionals is key—finding the right lawyer, accountant, financial adviser and therapist makes all the difference.”

the play ‘Divorce Party, The Musical,’ the runaway smash show now playing in Las Vegas. Since her divorce she has remarried, has a blended family and enjoys her career helping others navigate a process she had to learn the hard way... the

them to become educated

work through the business of di-

divorce process. “I wish I had

“Helping my clients build their

and enables them to make

vorce and powerfully move on.

this service when I was work-

divorce team of professionals

wise choices in their divorce

“More keys to success in-

ing through my divorce,” she

is key—finding the right lawyer,

and their new life. My value as

clude: A positive attitude, act

says. “The lessons I learned are

accountant, financial adviser

a facilitator is to help my clients

like a grownup, putting kids first

invaluable. I want to help as

and therapist makes all the dif-

find the best possible options in

and keeping a sense of humor,”

many people as possible save

ference.”

the shortest amount of time to

says Botwinick, who also penned

time, money and sanity.”

Amy Botwinick of Divorcecoachsupport.com in Boca Raton can be reached at 561-271-8415 or visit divorcecoachsupport.com.

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Award-Winning Strategies Durée Ross Leads Dynamic Public Relations, Marketing And Special Events Team DURÉE ROSS KNOWS HOW TO

American Business Award for

find the right opportunities for

crisis communications. Ross also

clients in today’s rapidly evolving

recently won Lifestyle Media

marketing channels. Using social

Group’s 2014 Up & Comers

media, in-person special events,

Award, was named to South

national promotional campaigns

Florida Business Journal’s 2013

and traditional alliances, she

“40 Under 40” and won the

develops remarkably effective

2012 American Business Award

public relations strategies.

for Women in Business.

In January, her firm won its

Ross fell in love with public

second consecutive Gold Coast

relations at the age of 19 while

PR Council Bernays Award for

a student at the University of

raising

sup-

Miami. An internship with a

port of Rising Tide Car Wash, a

awareness

and

Miami Beach-based PR firm

groundbreaking

gave her a jump-start on her PR

social

enter-

prise in Parkland that is one of the nation’s largest employers of people with autism. “We introduced Rising Tide Car Wash to regional business media with its unique altruistic model, personalized the family business owners and took the story national,” says Ross.

DURÉE ROSS

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“These offices represent a huge milestone for our company. It’s an ideal place for our creative professionals to serve our clients.”

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with experience in corporate, agency and nonprofit arenas, Ross is also dedicated to her family, including her husband and their two children. Last summer, Ross moved Durée & Company, Inc. into

career, and she’s never looked

Tuscan Grille, BRAVO! Cucina

a new award-winning office

Her firm also won a Bernays in

back. Since opening Durée &

Italiana, Museum of Art|Fort Lau-

space

2013 and the American Business

Company in 1999, Ross has cre-

derdale, Gladstone & Weissman,

growth. “These offices represent

Award (The Stevie® Award) in

ated and implemented inven-

P.A., and Steiger Facial Plastic

a huge milestone for our com-

2012, both for its work with Boys

tive public relations and mar-

Surgery, among many others.

pany,” says Ross. “It’s an ideal

& Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. In

keting campaigns for a diverse

addition, the firm won the 2013

client roster that includes BRIO

In addition to being a successful

female

entrepreneur

designed

for

future

place for our creative professionals to serve our clients.”

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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raphy studio, have spa treat-

candle and make a wish, and

ed by celebrity instructors.

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where you listen to chill Ibiza

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“We can be whimsical and spontaneous with the thoughtful service we provide because, as an independent luxury hotel, we have that flexibility and ability.”

sized rooms and suites—all with

ences with touches of wet, wit

spacious sitting balconies.

and wonder.

Unwinding

at

the

Situated in a one-of-a-kind clubhouse by the sea—complete with a pirate ship—the program features

learning

on

Apple

computer systems, spa treatments, DJ-inspired music classes, climbing walls and many more top-quality adventures. “Service is truly at the center

42,000-

Children and teens explore

of all we do,” Heydt says. “We

as an independent luxury hotel,

square-foot world-class Eau Spa

a luxurious world created just

are always thinking of ways to

we have that flexibility and abil-

is a sublime treat in a water-in-

for them at Eau Spa & Resort’s

give our guests goosebump

ity,” says Sandy Heydt, vice presi-

spired wonderland focused on

Camp Aquanuts Surf: Creative

moments filled with surprise and

dent of sales for Eau Palm Beach

sensory spa and fitness experi-

Arts and Technology for Kids.

pleasure.”

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is located at 100 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. For more information, call 866-255-2367 or visit eaupalmbeach.com.

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WONDER WOMEN

DARCIE PRITCHETT

Personal Touch

Eden Day Spa Melts Away Stress From Your Day ENTER EDEN DAY SPA AND YOU

ing, plus natural nail treatments,

are immediately transported into

including Shellac™ manicures,

a welcoming world of serene

spa manicures and luxurious

luxury—the perfect antidote to a

pedicures.

stressful day.

“Our amazing team of pro-

The award-winning day spa,

fessional massage therapists,

owned and operated by Darcie

estheticians and nail specialists

Pritchett, has been considered

are all licensed, experienced

a South Florida favorite since

and sure to exceed your ex-

they opened in 1996. You’ll find

pectations,” says Pritchett, who

the very best in skincare at

has traveled to the best spas

this tranquil boutique spa, includ-

worldwide to find the ultimate

ing customized facials, micro-

in treatments and techniques.

dermabrasion, facial peels and

“They truly give their heart and

HydraFacials™. Guests also enjoy Eden Day Spa’s many modalities of massage therapy, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, reflexology, maternity massage and more. You will find exceptional body treatments at Eden Day Spa,

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“Eden Day is a warm, cozy relaxing retreat where there is a feeling of belonging. We are very much in the business of making people feel good.”

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and prioritize the healing power of human connection and touch. “Eden Day is a warm, cozy relaxing retreat where there is a feeling of belonging. We are very much in the business of making people feel good,”

which has been featured in Marie

soul to the guest experience

only for their top knowledge and

Pritchett says. “It is such a great

Claire, Vogue and Shape maga-

and go above and beyond

talent, but for their values of

honor to be our guests’ spa of

zines.

and

each time to make sure that no

personal caregiving and genu-

choice. We take that very seri-

nourishing wraps are special-

detail is overlooked and every

ine empathy for guests. Guests’

ously and will continue to do

ties, along with Reiki and energy

guest receives exceptional ser-

preferences

and

whatever it takes to make sure

healing, makeup artistry, face

vice.”

remembered by Eden Day Spa

they leave feeling absolutely

professionals, who understand

wonderful time and again.”

Exfoliating

scrubs

and body waxing and thread-

She chooses her staff not

are

heard

Eden Day Spa is located at 213 East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-447-7700 or visit edendayspa.net.

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WONDER WOMEN

Setting An Example

Ronda Ellis Of Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. Makes A Difference On Multiple Fronts ACTIVE MOM. PHILANTHROPIST.

Poor has changed my outlook

Community activist. Co-found-

in many ways, especially when

ing partner of the ever-expand-

it comes to family and how

ing Boca Raton-based law firm

fortunate we are to have our

of Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A.

health and simple luxuries—

Ronda Ellis has taken on many

like a roof over our heads,” Ellis

roles over the past two decades

says. “There but for the grace

and she’s been able to juggle

of God, you know? So it’s a real

them all with a single driving

labor of love.”

philosophy: “No matter how

So is her work tending to the

hard you work, at the end of the

clients of Ellis, Ged & Bodden,

day what matters most is how

which dedicates its efforts to

much of a difference you’ve made.” And she’s striving to make a difference on multiple fronts, beginning

with

her

favorite

charity: Food For The Poor, an international

relief

organiza-

tion based in Coconut Creek.

RONDA ELLIS

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“There’s a special satisfaction that comes from helping others. If I can teach my kids to find that kind of reward in life, I’ve done my job.”

decades now. And last year, EGB expanded into disaster recovery, opening new offices in New Jersey and New York to help Hurricane Sandy

victims

and

offering

disaster protection services to

For three years, Ellis has helped

fighting deep-pocketed insur-

hospitals and other medical pro-

property owners in hurricane-

Food For The Poor organize an-

ance companies on behalf of

viders to assess whether they’ve

prone Florida.

nual galas that raise money

a wide range of policyholders

been shortchanged on Personal

to house, feed and support

getting stiff-armed on legiti-

Injury

The

that comes from helping oth-

hundreds of destitute families

mate claims. Such efforts in-

program has been able to help

ers,” Ellis says. “If I can teach my

around the world.

clude auditing old, forgotten

medical providers recoup un-

kids to find that kind of reward

patient files for doctors’ offices,

paid PIP claims for nearly two

in life, I’ve done my job.”

“Working with Food For The

Protection

claims.

“There’s a special satisfaction

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

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WONDER WOMEN

ISABEL WOLFE

Spectacular Silver Isabel Wolfe Offers The Finest Jewelry In Your Size SELECTING A BEAUTIFUL PIECE

tivating locations in the world:

of sterling-silver jewelry only to

Baku,

find its perfection must be al-

Venice,Barcelona,Copenhagen,

tered to fit is certainly frustrating.

Marrakech and Santorini. Wolfe

That won’t happen when you

works with designers to create

find pieces you love at Isabel

spectacular bracelets, earrings,

Wolfe in Delray Beach.

necklaces and rings that em-

Bruges,

Giza,

Ravello,

Sophisticated designs in the

body a fresh perspective and

finest quality sterling silver—many

exotic personality. Many glitter

with rich, sparkling gemstones—

with gems such as amethyst,

are plentiful and in your size at

blue topaz and peridot. The price

Wolfe’s new jewelry boutique.

range for pieces is $120-$975.

“I have had a love affair with

“I wanted to offer the high-

sterling silver since I was a little

est quality jewelry in a durable,

girl,” says Wolfe, a classically trained cellist who has lived all over the world and spent 25 years as a manager of opera singers, conductors, stage directors and concert artists. “I love its radiance, its femininity, how it looks and feels to the touch,

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“I wanted to offer the highest quality jewelry in a durable, precious metal that is affordable and can be worn immediately from my store.”

The store carries multiple sizes of its products, including largesized bracelets and cuffs, and rings up to size 14. It recently launched an e-commerce site, isabelwolfe.com, to serve customers who wish to place orders

and how it accentuates a wom-

precious metal that is afford-

with jewelry, directly from the

an and her wardrobe.”

able and can be worn imme-

showcase to our hands, ready

“I am so excited to have

Jewelry at her boutique, which

diately from my store,” Wolfe

to be worn with no more need

opened my vision of a jewelry

opened in December 2013, is in-

says. “My store is for those of us

for the expense of modifying or

boutique in South Florida,” Wolfe

spired by many of the most cap-

who dream of leaving a store

adding links.”

says. “It truly is a labor of love.”

online.

Isabel Wolfe is located in Addison Place at 16950 Jog Road, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-270-7301 or visit isabelwolfe.com.

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WONDER WOMEN

ELLEN GECHTER

Home For Good JARC Is A Loving Community Gem For The Developmentally Disabled WARMTH AND KINDNESS ARE

ate the most fulfilling lives. This

at the heart of every service

means providing clients with

offered by the Jewish Associa-

the opportunities and training

tion for Residential Care (JARC).

to enjoy activities and make

Committed to partnering with

decisions that many of us take

families to care for their adult

for granted, such as going out

children with developmental dis-

to dinner, doing work they can

abilities, the nonprofit helps ex-

be proud of and saving money

traordinary people live ordinary

for special reasons.

lives in a variety of creative ways.

Support for clients ranges

group

from teaching the activities

homes for adults with develop-

of daily living, to culinary and

mental disabilities in the Boca

catering training in JARC’s

Raton/Delray Beach area. The

2,000-square-foot kitchen, plus

nonsectarian group also offers

and Learning Center. The facil-

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ity is the first of its kind in South

clerical,

Florida, and a model for similar

mental

social

nary and catering program is

agencies around the country.

JARC

operates

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apartment living for those who do not require 24-hour supervision, as well as vocational training and social and recreational programs in its state-of-the-art Mel and Elaine Stein Living

“From the moment you walk into our cafe or visit any of our other facilities, you can just feel how special it is to be here.” computer, services

environ-

and

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The highlight of JARC’s culi-

specialty baked goods. Funds raised at the 28th Annual JARC Dinner Dance and Gala, which took place last month at Boca West Country Club, will help support the restaurant’s new delivery

services,

says

Ellen

Gechter, vice president of programming for JARC.

skills training. Social activities

Cafe 95, a full-service kosher

“From the moment you walk

Its structure supports JARC’s

include current events, inter-

cafe where diners from through-

into our cafe or visit any of our

most important mission: to part-

national travel, sports discus-

out the community can enjoy

other facilities, you can just feel

ner with families of clients to pro-

sion groups, foreign language

exceptional

catered

how special it is to be here,”

mote

classes and aerobic and other

dinner parties with customized

Gechter says. “It just feels like a

fitness classes.

menus,

warm, loving community.”

independence,

dignity

and self-respect in order to cre-

dinners,

lunch,

desserts

and

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

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WONDER WOMEN

Shop And Share Reloved Consignment Brings Boutique Charm To Boca Raton A WONDERFUL THING HAPPEN-

from which they sell. Their eBay

ed when two friends shared the

store is Reloved Consignment,

same vision: Vicki Hirschkorn and

which captivates a very large

Rhonda Taassa wanted a busi-

audience from all over the

ness that would be a win-win

world, allowing more opportuni-

for all. Combining Taassa’s sales

ties for great items to be bought

and shoe boutique experience

or sold. Their Ecommerce store is

with Hirschkorn’s ability to dress

RelovedConsignment.com and

just about anyone, they created

their brick and mortar store is

Reloved Consignment, an eclec-

located on Glades Road in Boca

tic and fun shop where you can

Raton. The venues provide huge

get great gently used designer/

opportunities for anyone who

couture items at great prices,

consigns with them to sell their

giving shoppers a new way to

items, and is exciting for buyers

“share something you never

since they are always receiving

thought you would—own some-

new merchandise.

thing you never thought you could.” The boutique is filled with items from the closets of fabulous women from Miami, New York, Boca Raton and Palm Beach. All items are individually chosen and guaranteed to be authentic. Labels

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through your closet with you, at no charge. The boutique also offers free home pick-ups and dropoffs are welcome at the store. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thurs-

include Chanel, Louis Vuitton,

Hirschkorn and Taassa love

wanted to make a difference in

day and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Gucci, True Religion, Rebecca

what they do and that feeling

people’s lives. Stuffed closets and

Weekends are by appointment.

Taylor, Joie and more. There is a

is contagious. “We know that

unused items create stillness and

The boutique is located on

small men’s selection with great

there is a spiritual aspect to

blocks energy flow.”

Glades Road, just off the Turn-

designers, as well. They have a

this business,” says Hirschkorn.

great audience for buyers and

“Through

sellers through the three venues

Reloved Consignment will help

pike, next to the International

Kabbalah

you cleanse by offering Closet

Jewelers Exchange and behind

together we decided that we

Therapy—personal time to go

Dunkin’ Donuts.

studying

Reloved Consignment is located at 8221 Glades Road, Suite 12, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-409-0506 or visit relovedconsignment.com.

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WONDER WOMEN

CLAIRE SHERES

Simple Business For Claire Sheres It’s All About Results For Her Clients CLAIRE SHERES SAYS THAT “THIS

her national/global marketing

business is simple… spend more

program. “Claire’s sellers have

hours, invest in more marketing,

a tremendous advantage,” says

bring more buyers, do more

Pascale. “Their properties are im-

showings, create more business

mediately exposed to 15 million

and you will get more satisfied

individual viewers daily, on 775

clients.” Sounds easy doesn’t

websites, in over 50 countries

it?

and 19 languages.”

With

her

in-depth

market

Sheres, Coldwell Banker’s Top

and

Producing Realtor® in Southeast

proven ability to deliver results,

Florida, continues to innovate.

Sheres gets homes sold for her

She recently unveiled her new

clients in Boca Raton and Delray

‘state-of-the-art’ website with

Beach.

a unique ‘1-click MLS Search’

knowledge,

experience

“Claire is a professional. She

feature.

Sheres

also

added ®

thinks out of the box and is a

two Licensed Realtors

stickler for details. Claire insists on

newly established Sheres Realty

service to her clients and doing the right thing,” says Bob Pascale, managing broker of the Coldwell Banker Glades office. “Can you imagine,” continues Pascale, “two hundred homes, sold, under contract, rented or listed in 2013. And her selling/list-

to the

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“Claire is a professional. She thinks out of the box and is a stickler for details. Claire insists on service to her clients and doing the right thing.”

butes her 25 years of success to satisfied clients. The old adage, “if you want something done, ask a busy person”

applies

to

Sheres.

Somehow she also finds time for the community, including Lion

ing clients received an average

Group. “My clients will continue

ments, inspections and the inevi-

of Judah, Juvenile Diabetes and

94 percent of asking price within

to receive the absolute best

table hurdles.

AIPAC.

only 135 days average!”

quality, personalized boutique

As a highly regarded Previews

Sheres and husband Allan are

Hidden from the view of local

service possible,” says Sheres.

Property Specialist and one of

22 year residents of award-win-

area residents, very few people

“We will help our clients from

only nine members of Coldwell

ning Woodfield Country Club,

see that Sheres invests 75 per-

start to finish, guiding them

Banker’s prestigious International

where Sheres has been the No.

cent of her advertising budget in

through the maze of docu-

Legends Society, Sheres attri-

1 “Go to” Realtor® since 2008.

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

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WONDER WOMEN

STACEY UGLES

Make A Statement

Styles Boutique Is Where Celebrity Fashion Becomes Your Unique Style CREATING THE ULTIMATE BUZZ

pieces that are on-point with

among

what my clients like to wear—

Boca

Raton’s

top

fashionistas is just one of Sta-

never

cey Ugles’ triumphs as she cel-

collection, so your look will

repeating

the

same

ebrates more than two years of

always be fresh and yours

success with her Styles Boutique.

alone,” says Ugles, whose “you

Since opening in February

want it, you got it” customer

2012, Styles Boutique has made

service at Styles Boutique is

a name for itself by delivering

legendary.

the whole fashion package and

As she begins her third year

becoming the place to shop for

in business, Ugles is working

one-of-a-kind apparel and ac-

with the TLC Network to pro-

cessories. At Styles you will find spectacular jewelry by Sorrelli, Safia, Sheila Fajl, Lavish by Tricia Milaneze, and Rodrigo Otazu worn by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Madonna and many more. These collections are sold exclusively by Ugles.

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“I pride myself on selecting pieces that are on-point with what my clients like to wear—never repeating the same collection, so your look will always be fresh and yours alone.”

and love of the store she calls home. The Styles Boutique brand has attracted a loyal following of women who appreciate access to the same designers favored by many celebrities, offered with panache among Ve-

The experienced fashion en-

vide wardrobe styling for a new

again, Ugles will present fashions

netian mirrors, over-sized dress-

trepreneur is also known for her

matchmaking series expected

and many giveaways at the In

ing rooms and leopard carpet.

exquisite belts by Streets Ahead.

to air in August. She was also

Jacob’s Shoes Celebration “Ev-

“I am looking forward to tak-

She chooses all of the highest-

pleased to be the fashion spon-

ery Sole Counts,” which will take

ing the next step in my fashion

quality skins and embellishments

sor and commentator for the

place on May 1 at Lakeside Ter-

journey with all of my clients,”

herself,

recent Designer Show House, a

race in Boca Raton.

says Ugles. “Styles Boutique is

making

certain

that

each belt is unique. “I pride myself on selecting

Food For The Poor design event

Ugles attributes much of her

where we celebrate and cre-

in Lighthouse Point. And once

success to pride in her product

ate fashion and style together.”

Styles Boutique is located at 21090 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite B2, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-393-0488 or visit stylesboutiques.com.

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WONDER WOMEN

Power Of Publicity

The Buzz Agency Delivers Big Results For Clients JULIE MULLEN AND ELIZABETH

new clients, including Lord &

Kelley Grace understand the

Taylor Boca Raton, the Delray

power of publicity. The Buzz

Beach CRA, Caridad Center

Agency team in Delray Beach

and Island Breeze.

recently helped a little girl who

“We operate as true busi-

was facing permanent blindness

ness partners with our clients,

without surgery that her family

not just another one of their

couldn’t afford. “Our team took

vendors,” says Grace. “It’s im-

Giuliana’s story to the media,”

portant our partners view pub-

says Mullen. “Within a few hours

lic relations and social media

after local television newscasts,

as valuable tools with a tan-

donations poured in to Caridad

gible ROI.”

Center, covering the entire cost of her surgery and the surgeries of several other patients in need. This was a remarkable story and a powerful example of effective media relations.” In 2013, The Buzz Agency made its debut on the South

Florida Business Journal’s list of

ELIZABETH KELLEY GRACE AND JULIE MULLEN

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“We never want to stop learning— and creating—new ways to communicate our client’s message.”

Mullen

and

Grace

to make decisions,” Mullen says. “We never want to stop learning—and creating—new ways to communicate our client’s message. When they succeed, The Buzz Agency succeeds. It’s as simple as that.”

have

team a powerful perspective on

Summing up The Buzz Agency’s

Top PR agencies, and this year

more than 20 years of national,

the consumers who make the

remarkable ability to utilize the

received two Bernays Awards

regional and local PR experi-

vast majority of buying decisions

power of PR, Grace says, “We

from the Gold Coast PR Council.

ence, and bring energy and

in the United States.

believe we have got the most

The fast-growing firm, founded in

enthusiasm to every client en-

“We are savvy consumers our-

dynamic and dedicated team

2009, recently added two new

gagement. Having two women

selves with a lifetime of experi-

in South Florida and 2014 is

positions, and secured several

partners gives The Buzz Agency

ence in what compels people

poised to be our best year yet.”

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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WONDER WOMEN

Cultural Gem

Philanthropist And Business Leader Yvonne S. Boice Of The Shoppes At Village Pointe Supports Arts Education YVONNE S. BOICE HAS GARNERED

Supporting educational en-

numerous awards for her busi-

deavors

ness acumen, including the re-

Northwood University and Palm

cent Diamond Award from the

Beach State College and fund-

Boca Raton Chamber of Com-

ing scholarships has been a core

merce, but it is her devotion to

component of Boice’s personal

education and the arts that has

mission for many years. Cur-

made her one of the communi-

rently, she is leading the way as

ty’s most beloved philanthropists.

the event chair for Palm Beach

As the owner of the Shop-

State’s STEAM program. This ini-

pes at Village Pointe, a family-

tiative’s goal is to award 1,000

focused shopping plaza in Boca

new scholarships to students fo-

Raton that features a wide

cused on science, technology,

range of tenants, Boice has the

engineering

pulse of the community and un-

traditional STEM disciplines. The

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University,

math—the

YVONNE S. BOICE

“To me, it was imperative to include the arts because of the integral role and compelling contribution art makes to science, technology and engineering. Arts education makes every student a well-rounded professional.”

derstands their desire for cultural

addition of the A, for arts, was

enrichment and opportunities for

at Yvonne’s behest.

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world,” she states. “During my trip to Morocco, I encouraged the use of film to expand women’s rights. This is just one compelling example of the importance of providing young people with

For the past decade, Boice

the opportunity to express them-

has served as chair of the Palm

selves, be it halfway around the

“To me, it was imperative to

Beach International Film Festival,

globe, or in our own community.

“Having a plaza with a dance

include the arts because of

which takes place April 3-10,

We must always fund our youths’

studio, a day care center, karate

the integral role and compel-

2014. Named one of the Top 10

desire to create a better world.”

school, dentist, insurance agent,

ling contribution art makes to

destination film festivals in the

And that passion to help our

gym, hair salon, restaurants and

science, technology and engi-

world, the festival is proud to fund

young people expand their ho-

more, I hear the conversations

neering,” says Boice. “Arts edu-

scholarships for local film students.

rizons has made Yvonne Boice

about the important needs of

cation makes every student a

“Film is one of the most impor-

one of the most admired wom-

the family,” she explains.

well-rounded professional.”

tant vehicles for change in the

en in Boca Raton and beyond.

educational success.

The Shoppes at Village Pointe is located at 6018 S.W. 18th Street, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-338-8443 or visit theshoppesatvillagepointe.com.

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WONDER WOMEN

Building Luxury

Margaret LaCalle Plays Dynamic Role In The Success Of Toll Brothers BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING UP-

Day-to-day tasks include man-

scale communities like Parkland

aging

Golf & Country Club are what

home designs, and coordinat-

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading

ing sub-contractors.

builder of luxury homes, is known for.

timelines,

site

plans,

LaCalle graduated with honors from Northampton College in

As a senior project manager

Northampton, U.K. with a Bach-

for Toll Brothers’ Southeast Florida

elor of Arts in Business Adminis-

Division, headquartered in Boca

tration. She moved to the United

Raton, Margaret LaCalle has the

States from England in 1987 and

important job of overseeing all

lived in Denver, Colo. before

aspects of the development of

settling in Florida in 1991 with her

Parkland Golf & Country Club,

children, Christopher and Lauren.

undisputedly one of the division’s

That’s when she realized that

most successful and well-recognized communities. Amenities at the expansive 790-acre Audubon International Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary community include an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, as well as a Sports and Social Club and Golf Clubhouse.

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“LaCalle’s position requires a diverse set of skills—and always staying on her toes.”

real estate was her passion—

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At Toll Brothers, LaCalle has her

true

calling.

The

Professional Builder magazine in addition to two other prestigious awards in the home building industry: America’s Best Builder and the National Housing Quality Award. Toll Brothers was also ranked #1 in 2011 and 2010 in Financial Soundness, Long-Term

Investment

and

From guiding the sales and

and pursued a career in home

found

construction teams to coordinat-

building. LaCalle’s more than 20

company has been in business

Quality of Products/Services in

ing special agent and buyer

years of home building experi-

since 1967 and went public in

Fortune

events, LaCalle’s position re-

ence provide her with a strong

1986. It is the first builder to have

World’s Most Admired Compa-

quires a diverse set of skills—

foundation in project and sales

twice won the honor of being

nies survey in the home-building

and always staying on her toes.

management.

named Builder of the Year by

category.

magazine’s

annual

Toll Brothers, Inc. is located at 951 Broken Sounds Parkway, Suite 180, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-999-1877 or visit tollbrothers.com.

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The names will bring you in… but the food will bring you back!

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.

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 and mouthwatering seafood, chicken and beef entrees.

• Lunch & Dinner Served Daily • • Early & Late Happy Hour at Indoor & Outdoor Bars • • Brunch Served Saturday & Sunday • • Indoor and Outdoor Dining •

• 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

201 E. Atlantic Ave. • Delray Beach • 561-276-3600 theofficedelray.com


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COOKING GOOD: (Left) Chef Clay Conley, Chef Zach Bell, Chef Lindsay Autry and Chef Allen Susser (Below) Last year’s Taste of the Nation Palm Beach chef and restaurant participants

APPETITE FOR GOOD

Taste Of The Nation Palm Beach Promises Fine Culinary Time For Charity

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ood and philanthropy will make a tasty combo at the annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Palm Beach event, which takes place on April 23 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Considered the city’s premier culinary benefit, the annual tasting party will feature Palm Beach’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists united for one crucial cause: feeding our nation’s children. Taste of the Nation Palm Beach supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America by connecting children to nutrition programs such as school breakfasts and summer meals,

and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable dishes at home. More than 600 attendees are expected at this year’s event, where they’ll get the chance to enjoy popular food

and drink professionals’ signature fare and spirits. Culinary tastemakers chairing the evening include Chef Zach Bell (Addison Reserve Country Club), Chef Clay Conley (buccan and

Imoto), Chef Lindsay Autry (a Bravo TV “Top Chef” alumna) and Chef Allen Susser (Chef Allen’s). “No child should grow up hungry in America, but unfortunately more than 16 million kids in this country struggle with hunger, including more than 1.1 million kids right here in Florida. The good news is, we can change that,” says Chef Clay Conley. “I love seeing our local food community come together through Taste of the Nation Palm Beach to raise the critical awareness and funds needed to make No Kid Hungry a reality.” One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign. In 2013, the event raised more than $57,000, which is helping to connect children in need with up to 570,000 meals. Confirmed 2014 Taste of the Nation Palm Beach participants include: Addison Reserve Country Club, The Backyard Bar at Palm Beach Hibiscus House, Bistro 1001, Brio Tuscan Grille, buccan, Casa D’Angelo, Chops Lobster Bar, Citrus Grillhouse, Dada Restaurant, Hollywood Cupcake, Jové Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Pistache French Bistro, The Sugar Monkey, Whole Foods Market and more. O For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-26TASTE or visit ce.strength.org/palmbeach. – Leslie Kraft Burke

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NIGHT IN Pink Drinks Keep The Party Going

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We wouldn’t typically describe alcoholic beverages as “fun, flirty and frivolous,” but if the stiletto fits… The sweet concoctions featured in Katherine Bebo’s book, “Pink Drinks,” include a collection of girly cocktails ranging from lip-smacking martinis to tasty hangover helpers. Consider these recipes—based on single servings —keepers for your next women-only soiree.

SEA BREEZE

INSTRUCTIONS

A beach-themed party would be the perfect time to serve this cranberry concoction. And if it’s served by a surfer dude with abs that won’t quit, so much the better.

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice. Pour in the vodka and add the cranberry and grapefruit juices. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge. Serve immediately.

INGREDIENTS ½ oz. vodka 5 oz. cranberry juice 1½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice Lime wedge, to garnish Ice cubes, to serve

“Pink Drinks” by Katherine Bebo is published by Ryland Peters & Small and retails for $16.95. It can be found at rylandpeters.com or wherever books are sold.

CLOVER CLUB The four-leaf clover is deemed good luck and you’ll need it after a few of these liquid beauties. Make it a girls’ night in—or make sure there’s a designated driver. INGREDIENTS 1½ oz. gin ½ lemon juice ½ oz. raspberry syrup A dash of egg white Sugar syrup, to taste

Sea Breeze

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake sharply. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. APRIL 2014

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DIABLO Fans of tequila will enjoy this devilishly delicious cocktail, which is riddled with the stuff. It’s not called Diablo for nothing. INGREDIENTS 1½ oz. gold tequila ½ oz. fresh lime ½ oz. crème de cassis Ginger ale Red currants, to garnish INSTRUCTIONS

Build all the ingredients in a hurricane glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a small bunch of red currants and serve with two straws.

CHEESECAKE MARTINI You’ve got alcohol. You’ve got dessert. What more could you want? Be sure to use a spoon in order to savor every last decadent drop. INGREDIENTS 1 graham cracker 2 bar spoons sugar syrup 2 oz. vodka ½ oz. Chambord ½ oz. raspberry purée ½ oz. double/heavy cream INSTRUCTIONS

Grind the graham cracker into crumbs, add the sugar syrup, mix and pack into the bottom of a martini glass. Add the remaining ingredients into a shaker, shake and strain gently over the crumbs into the martini glass.

RASPBERRY MARTINI Whenever gals gather, the subject of exes inevitably crops up. With each sip of this martini, blow a metaphorical raspberry their way. Mature? No. Satisfying? Absolutely.

Raspberry Martini

INGREDIENTS 1½ oz. vodka A dash of framboise A dash of orange bitters ½ oz. raspberry purée 2 fresh raspberries, to garnish INSTRUCTIONS

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Cheesecake Martini


Hamptons Hangover

HAMPTONS HANGOVER Weekending in the Hamptons? Probably not, right? Why not role play and imagine you’re members of the glitterati with this fragrant summer cocktail? INGREDIENTS 1 oz. Crème de Cassis (black currant-flavored liqueur) 2 oz. rose syrup

2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice Clear sparkling lemonade, to top off Ice cubes, to serve

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DIG IN: (Clockwise from Above) Spaghetti and Meatballs; Cavatelli and Pancetta; Veal Saltimbocca; Grilled Shrimp; Ice-Cream Sundae; Scallops

THAT’S AMORE

You’ll Fall In Love With The Meatball Room In Boca Raton BY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE

overs of true Italian cuisine often find they crave the ultimate meatball. So when the moon hits the sky and you want more than pizza pie—head to the Meatball Room. There you’ll find not just the largest meatballs you’ve ever seen in South Florida, but also the most creatively prepared. Classic Italian varieties are on the menu, of course, but try the pure beef brisket style for an extra-meaty variation, and don’t miss the Asian pork meatballs, which have exceptional taste. There are various flavors from which to choose, and with two 4-oz. meatballs served with each order, half the fun is

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choosing which ones to try next. And there’s so much more on Executive Chef Louie’s menu at Meatball Room. He returned to Florida to create the popular restaurant after opening the highly acclaimed, mega-sized Sugar Factory American Brasserie located in Las Vegas’ famous Paris Hotel. His authentic Tuscan-inspired signature dishes include homemade pastas and unique sauces on various pollo, veal, pesce and delightful ravioli choices. Certainly try Chef Louie’s unique wood-fired pizzas, including the “Harvest,” with apples, caramelized onions, mozzarella and goat cheese. We found a dream of an

appetizer in the Italian Nachos, a mountain of sweet sausage, pepperoni and hot cherry peppers topped with melting mozzarella and marinara sauce served over chips. I enjoyed the succulent Salmon Fillet with Red Wine Risotto, while my friend savored the Alla Vodka Pasta—creamy tomato sauce with prosciutto streaming over perfectly cooked al dente pennoni. We were both glad we saved room for dessert,

which is truly worth waiting for at Meatball Room. Our favorite was the Cookie Explosion Milkshake—vanilla ice cream blended with Oreo crumbs, chocolate chips, hot fudge and caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and an Oreo cookie. The Chocolate Layer Cake—a miniature cake—was so beautifully served with scrolls of fancy, creamy frosting that we thought the heavenly confection was made for a special occasion.

where Meatball Room is located at Regency Court, 3011 Yamato Road, Suite A19-20 in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-409-4111 or visit meatballroom.com.

There are plenty of other must-try dessert choices, such as the New York-style and ricotta cheesecakes, a wide array of homemade icecream sundaes and innovative ice-cream sandwiches. Next time we return we want to try the Dual Whoopie Pies: one classic dark chocolate, one red velvet—each filled with marshmallow crème drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. You’ll also find plenty to do after dinner at Meatball Room. The restaurant, which has three bars, features an outdoor tropical oasis for dining and dancing, complete with fire pits, a waterfall and live music. Now that’s amore! O APRIL 2014

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AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

NEW YORK PRIME2350 N.W.

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

561.998.3881

561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday,

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

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

❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘

Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch. ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort &

Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Boulevard ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4850 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Sunday.

THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

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

ATLANTIC GRILLESeagate Hotel & Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.5093 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

THE PAVILION GRILLE301 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘

BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.4080 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

402 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

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

Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Sunday, Dinner nightly. BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘

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

place ❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Lunch and Brunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner daily. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

Fountains Center ❘ 7000 West Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3035 ❘ Lunch and 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 ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.395.2675

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

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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REBEL HOUSE 297 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

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

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFE

CUT 432432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

4199 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday.

561.265.0122

GRAND LUX CAFETown

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS

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

KEE GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly.

RED, THE STEAKHOUSE

Wyndham Hotel ❘ 1901 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.9139 ❘ Dinner nightly. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Mizner Park ❘ 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.6746 ❘ Dinner nightly. SALT SEVEN32 S.E. Second

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.7258 ❘ Dinner nightly.

MARIPOSANeiman Marcus

at Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily.

SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

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

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

MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

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

SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday.

HOUSTON’S1900 N.W.

MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

THE BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

7000 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.3035 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


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

NEEDS PARTY ANIMALS “Brew At The Zoo” Seeking Volunteer Crew

PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.7534 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

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f you’re a fan of brewski and the environment, consider taking part in a unique craft beer festival to benefit the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, which is seeking more than 60 volunteers for its “Brew at the Zoo 2014.” The fundraiser, set to take place on April 12 at the zoo, will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries, live music, great food and up-close animal encounters. Volunteers are needed to help run the benefit. “This event would allow future servers and bartenders the chance to practice their potential trade,” says Joe Landmichl, volunteer manager for the zoo. “As a nonprofit organization, we rely on volunteers, and this is no exception—especially for what we believe will be such a fun night!” All volunteers should be at least 18 and undergo a 30-minute online “safe serving” training course prior to the event. Interested? For more information, email jlandmichl@palmbeachzoo.org or call 561-547-WILD, ext. 239. For event tickets or more information, call 561-547-9453 or visit palmbeachzoo.org. – L.K.B.

ASIAN/SUSHI ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILL (KOSHER)The Fountains ❘

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch daily except Saturday, 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. EURO FUSION RESTAURANT AND BAR (KOSHER)Wharfside

❘ 6877 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1109 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily. Closed Friday night. 122

FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley

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

Second Ave., #116 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 561.330.9191

JAPANGORegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ Shoppes of Parkland ❘ 7367 N. State Road 7 ❘ Parkland ❘ 954.345.4268 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Delray Marketplace ❘ 14811Lyons Rd. ❘ #106 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.9996 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Friday-Saturday. 561.999.1263Riverstone

JIDAI KAITEN SUSHIShoppes at

Boca Grove ❘ 21073 Powerline Road ❘ 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.

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

St., #108 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.8808 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SPICY GINGER6020 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3388 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday. STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILL

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

SUSHIGO477 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

KAPOW! NOODLE BARMizner

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner ThursdaySunday.

KIN NOODLE BAR200 S.

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

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8777 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

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.

9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6088 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd.

Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch and Dinner MondaySaturday, Dinner Sunday.

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.

UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops

❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road ❘

at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

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CAFE MED BY BICE2096 N.E.

271 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0087 ❘ Lunch and Dinner nightly.

FLEMING’S BISTRO6060 S.W. 18th St., #103 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1117 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday.

Champion Blvd, #D3 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.0027 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch WednesdaySunday, Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

YAMA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

GERMAN

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

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

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

YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 60 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

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

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

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday. PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.7427 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SHORTY’S BAR-B-QThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.0024 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.6633 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday. ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades Rd. Suite

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

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

ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.8885 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. IT’S ALL GREEKThe Reserve ❘ 9704 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MILOS TAVERNA1600 N.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.303.3602 ❘ Dinner nightly.

INDIAN Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7472 ❘ Dinner nightly.

FRENCH BISTRO GASTRONOMIE9101

Lakeridge Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly except Tuesday.

CURRIES & MORE217 E.

Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.

DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. FERRARO’S8208 Glades Rd. ❘

Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. 954.427.4909

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

1911 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3566 ❘ Dinner nightly

ITALIAN

IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal

561.883.2002

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

Federal Hwy., #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2340 ❘ Dinner nightly. CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

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

561.218.6600115

CONTINENTAL BOHEME BISTRO1118 E.

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm Place

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe Shops

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

FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.7373 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

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

CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.1703 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TAVERNA OPA270 E. Atlantic

E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Thursday-Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

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

DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N.

Wharfside Plaza ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.2750 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

561.455.2140

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

CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE887

THE MELTING POT5455 N.

ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

GREEK

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

4997-B W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Saturday.

CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.279.2300 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

309 Via De Palmas #90 ❘ 561.395.7462 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS

FONDUE

OLD CALYPSO900 E. Atlantic

BIERGARTENRoyal Palm Place ❘

954.596.5840

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

CARIBBEAN Second Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

MIMOSAPolo Shops ❘ 5030

❘ 416 Via De Palmas, #81 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.955.6001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.

at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

L’ETOILE99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘

CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7000 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday.

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Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday. LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT159 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday. LA LUNA BISTROThe Polo Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.1165 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.


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MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Genuine Cuisine From The Homeland The Boca Raton Observer

Best Of Boca And Beyond 2009 Boca Raton Magazine

One Of Those Fabulous Finds Palm Beach Post-2010

★★★1/2 Sun Sentinel-2010

MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly. MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘

3011 Yamato Road, Suite A19 ❘ Boca Raton ❘

561-409-4111 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

NICK’S NEW HAVEN-STYLE PIZZERIA & BAR2240 N.W. 19th St., Suite 904 ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS ~ NOW ACCEPTING CALL AHEAD SEATING Monday-Saturday Lunch 11:30-2:30

Dinner Every Evening 5-10

PASTA FEVER4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.0012 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner nightly. Closed Monday.

Photo by Mac Stone

V I S I T U S O N T H E W E B AT W W W. V I L L A R O S A N O. C O M

Conservation Leadership Lecture Native Floridian and noted environmental photojournalist, Carlton Ward Jr., shares his passion for nature at the Palm Beach Zoo on Thursday, April 10th, 6-8pm. He’ll present his experience of a – 100 day – 1000 mile trek through the Florida Wildlife Corridor from the Everglades to Okefenokee. Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, animal encounters and an inspiring presentation. Seating is limited. Purchase your

PELLEGRINO'S RISTORANTE 3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT78 S. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

POSITANO4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RAFFAELE RISTORANTERoyal Palm

Place ❘ 508 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday, Closed Sunday-Monday. 561.392.1110

tickets now at www.palmbeachzoo.org.

RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm Place ❘

99 Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SAPORISSIMO366 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘

PALM BEACH ZOO

Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.2333 ❘ Dinner nightly. Closed Monday.

1301 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach 561-533-0887

TABLE 42 KITCHEN & WINE BARRoyal Sponsored By

Palm Place ❘ 399 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

561.826.2625

TANZYiPic Theaters at Mizner Park ❘ 301 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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EVERY GREAT MEN’S EVENT

BEGINS WITH A LEGEND. The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is “tipping off” its new men’s programming with an event you won’t want to pass up featuring NBA Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who led the New York Knicks to the franchise’s only two titles. It’s VJGƂTUVQHCUGTKGUQHOGPoUGXGPVUQHHGTKPIITGCVQRRQTVWPKVKGU to build connections and make a difference in the Jewish community – locally and globally.

Save the Date April 30, 2014 jewishboca.org/mens For more information, please contact Felice Naide at 561.852.6084 or felicen@bocafed.org.

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taste  listings TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘ 9169

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

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

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly.

TUCCI'S FIRE N COAL PIZZA 50 N.E. First

Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERY Mizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858 Clint

Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS114 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. CUBAN CAFE RESTAURANT3350 N.W.

Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Sunday. CABANA RESTAURANT105 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH ANATOLIA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

212 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.4000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. BOCA SKEWERSMizner Plaza ❘130 N.E.

Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9961 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. MOZART CAFE (KOSHER)The Fountains ❘ 7300 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.3412 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Saturday-Thursday.

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Howbig is your

heart?

13th Annual

Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon April 25th, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton Event Co-Chairs: Michelle & John Antonini

Jay DiPietro

Biggest Heart Award

Harold Perper

In Celebration of His Legacy

Thank You To All of Our Big Hearts SPONSORS Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Honoree Recepon Host

Amy & Mike Kazma

Brown’s Interior Design Cendyn Sonia & Bernie Finkelstein Karen & Jay Foreman Gunster Jessica & Brian Hinners Karen & Neil Meany Plastridge Insurance Agency Tiffany & Co.

Saks Fih Avenue Boca Raton

Silver Sponsor Kathy & Paul Adkins ADT Broad and Cassel Custom Medical Services, Inc. Peg & Lee Greenspon Peggy Henry Kaufman Lynn Construcon Tracy & Rob Louv Carrie Rubin Saks Fih Avenue Boca Raton Toshiba Business Soluons Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Valet Sponsor Eda & Cliff Viner

Exclusive Media Sponsor The Boca Raton Observer

Friends of MWCH Schmidt Family Foundaon

Thank You To The Men with Caring Hearts Committee Kathy Adkins Stacy Atwater Linda Behmoiras Julissa Caballero

Terry Fedele Lora Skeets Friedkin Mary Sol Gonzalez Peg Greenspon

Heidi Johnson Lauren Johnson Amy Kazma Elyssa Kupferberg

Tracy Louv Neil Meany Carrie Rubin Evelyn Sands

Kelly Thill Eda Viner Rhoda Warren Nancy Wilkinson

Tickets $100. All proceeds benefit Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and Florence Fuller Child Development Foundaon. Our Mission: making a difference through educaon for economically challenged children and families to build a posive future in our community. For more informaon, please call Lauren Kimber at 561-391-7274 ext. 128 or email at lkimber@ffcdc.org


Neighborhood favorite AT DELRAY MARKETPLACE Terra Fiamma serves up Classic & Contemporary Italian fare in a beautiful setting complete with an indoor outdoor bar and ample patio dining. Conveniently located just west of the Turnpike on Atlantic Avenue, they offer a menu that will be sure to please all palates. Choose from pasta, chicken veal or seafood dishes. Fresh fish is delivered daily and there is also a daily offering of steaks and chops. They have “dueling ovens” so you can choose between the classic New York pizza or the Wood oven pizza. Creative tapas, including flatbreads and 4 different meatball offerings, an extensive wine by the glass offering and a daily Happy Hour at the Bar definitely makes Terra Fiamma a neighborhood favorite! They also offer convenient take out for those on the go -who still desire a great meal.

(561) 495 - 5570 www.TerraFiamma.com 9169 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33446

taste  listings MEXICAN BAJA CAFE UNO DEERFIELD BEACH1310

S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1305 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. 101 CANTINARoyal Palm Place ❘ 133

S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ 561.300.5280 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Sunday, Dinner nightly.

ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BARThe

Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SEÑOR BURRITO513 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. UNCLE JULIO’SMizner Park ❘ 449 Plaza

Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.300.3530 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

ORGANIC APROPO KAFE147 S.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.1223 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. 4TH GENERATION ORGANIC MARKET

75 S.E. Third St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.9920 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

PUB/SPORTS BARS BRICK YARD MICRO BREWERYThe Garden

Shops ❘ 7050 W. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Saturday, Dinner nightly.

561.544.0001

DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL21212 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0552 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE ENGLISH TAP & BEER GARDEN

5050 Town Center Circle, #247 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Sunday. HOLLOWAY'S PUBRoyal Palm Place ❘ 504 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8445 ❘ Dinner nightly. HOOTERS Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. HURRICANE GRILL & WINGSMission Bay ❘ 10125 Glades Rd. ❘ 561.218.8848 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MILLER’S ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.Boca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. THE WISHING WELL IRISH PUBRoyal

Palm Place ❘ 111 S.E. Mizner Blvd., #9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.5208 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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YARD HOUSEMizner Park ❘ 201 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6124 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

SANDWICHES/DELI BEN’S NY KOSHER DELIThe Reserve ❘ 9942 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.9963 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CORNER BAKERY CAFEBoca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6060 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. GRILL TIME (KOSHER)8177 Glades Rd. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.3699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

Polo Shops ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.241.5903 Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St., #700 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4181 Regency Court ❘ 3013 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9911 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI

SEAFOOD BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH40 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Breakfast Saturday-Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily. CITY FISH MARKET7940 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.1600 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner daily. CITY OYSTER213 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.0220 ❘ Lunch daily, Dinner nightly. DECK 84840 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.665.8484 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday.

50 OCEAN40 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.278.3364 ❘ Brunch Sunday, Lunch and Dinner daily. JB'S ON THE BEACH300 N.E. 21st. Ave. ❘

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.571.5220 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday.

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J & J SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL634 E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3390 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Saturday.

LINDA BEAN'S 200 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray

Beach ❘ 561.276.2502 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

RACKS FISH HOUSE + OYSTER BARFive S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.6718 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 32 EAST32 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.7868

❘ Dinner nightly.

TRULUCK’SMizner Park ❘ 351 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.0755 ❘ Dinner nightly. O

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Beau Delafield, Mayor Cary D. Glickstein and Patrick Williams with some Delray Beach Boys & Girls Club members

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Delray Beach Merchants Offer Discounts To Honor Boys & Girls Club Day f you plan on shopping in Delray Beach, April 3 would be a great day to do it. Delray Beach Mayor Cary D. Glickstein has proclaimed this “Boys & Girls Club Day� and consequently, many stores located near Atlantic Avenue will offer discounts and donate 10 percent or more of sales to the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach. As of press time, participating vendors included Periwinkle, Hand’s, J.McClaughlin, Juliet Salon, Tootsie’s, Sequin Delray Beach,

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Vince Ganning, The Trouser Shop and The Snappy Turtle.

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Delray Beach has always supported its local Boys & Girls Club and we’re excited to celebrate this special day with the community.

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– Beau Delafield, board president, Delray Beach

Mayor Glickstein signed the proclamation February 4, 2014 on behalf of the City Commission and called upon Delray Beach citizens

to join in recognizing and commending the Boys & Girls Club in the area for its contributions and commitment to improving the lives of children and young adults in the community. “Delray Beach has always supported its local Boys & Girls Club and we’re excited to celebrate this special day with the community,� said Beau Delafield, Delray Beach board president. “In addition,� he added, “the second annual Be Great Celebration Dinner, also hosted on April

3, honors the achievements of the club’s members and community partners. Together, these two events help support our future leaders and continue to make an impact in these children’s lives.� The dinner not only will honor the outstanding achievements of the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Club members in Delray Beach, but will recognize the principles of the Boys & Girls Clubs. It will take place at the Delray Beach Marriott. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone—they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. There are 13 clubs throughout Palm Beach County that serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. O For more information, call 561-6833287 or visit bgcpbc.org.

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JAFCO Mother’s Day Luncheon And Fashion Show To Take Place At Boca West Country Club ore than 400 women are expected to attend JAFCO’s (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) South Palm Beach/North Broward County Chapter’s 12th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on May 1 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. The event will include a shopping boutique, lunch and Woman of the Year award ceremony. Event chairs are Chris Miller and Marci Langley, and Shirley Weisman is the honorary chair. Marilyn Simon Weinberg is the grand benefactor. This year’s Woman of the Year winner is Flora AransonZadoff, who will be honored for her love and dedication to supporting children in need. JAFCO is a family tradition for

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more than 300 attendees annually. “Flora is truly an amazing person who does so much for the organization and for our community,� said Sarah Franco, executive director of JAFCO. “The Mother’s Day Lun-

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2 Launch Branding Fashion, a company formed by entrepreneurs Amy Berkowitz, Kelly Molinari and Lynn Feder that helps designers turn their dreams into reality. The show will feature fashions by four up-andcoming designers who will provide sneak peeks at their new collections. “I am honored to be part of the Mother’s Day Luncheon this year,� said Berkowitz. “JAFCO not only provides food and clothing for children who need it, but also provides counseling and leadership all throughout these kids’ lives, shaping them into amazing adults.� O For more information, call Alysa Yale at 954-749-7230, email alysa@ jafco.org or visit jafco.org.

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PARTY WITH PURPOSE SOS Children’s Villages – Florida To Raise Funds For The Kids OS Children’s Villages – Florida in Coconut Creek will celebrate another year of helping South Florida’s foster children at its annual Hope and Home Gala, which will take place on April 26 at Boca West Country Club. The evening’s proceeds will benefit the boys and girls who have discovered healing, hope and home via the nonprofit organization. The Village has helped raise more than 450 boys and girls since opening its doors in 1993 and its community of volunteers and friends plays an integral role in providing opportunities and support for each child in need. The first generation of children to grow up with the help and sup-

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munity leaders giving back to those who helped them, and are helping to make sure today’s foster children have a future as bright as their own. They are proof that it truly does take a village to raise a child. “Being able to share in the lives of

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PROPEL To Hold Fifth Annual Fine Wines & Canines Gala At Royal Palm Place ROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership), a Boca Raton-based nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Palm Beach County, will hold its Fifth Annual Fine Wines & Canines fundraising event on April 10 at Royal Palm Place in downtown Boca Raton. The fun event will feature samplings of delicious cuisine from more than 20 local restaurants, wine tasting by the American Fine Wine Competition and Gala, and live performances by the FAU jazz quartet and Kendra Fulmer. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auctions, enter their favorite canine in the “Best Dressed” contest and visit with celebrity guests. Since the event’s inception,

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award them a scholarship to attend college,” said Nhu Nguyen, PROPEL’s executive director. PROPEL is a unique organization that uses a three-pronged approach to connect children and teens with volunteer mentors/coaches/teachers focusing on academic advance-

through high school, all of whom reside in the most underserved neighborhoods in our community and struggle to identify with a successful future outside of the environment in which they live. The group provides intervention and prevention so that these young people do

not become forgotten, incarcerated or a tragic statistic. The message: A small investment in these kids today improves their potential for success and reduces the likelihood of them becoming a burden to taxpayers as adults. O For more information, call 561-9558553 or visit propelyourfuture.org.

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APRIL 29 No one has done more for New Jersey or rock’ n’ roll than America’s favorite Boss, Bruce Springsteen. Born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen to working-class parents in a blue-collar town, he became interested in music at age 7 after watching Elvis Presley on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” By age 13 he’d scrimped and saved enough money to buy a guitar, for which he paid $18. His passion for music burned through the years, pushing him to release myriad albums with fellow Jersey musicians, who eventually became The E Street Band. His first real commercial success came in 1975 with Born to Run, but it was the 1984 release of Born in the U.S.A. that sold more than 15 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. Now 65, the legendary songwriter/musician still tours with The E Street Band—and can afford all the guitars he wants. Check out his 8 p.m. show at The BB&T Center.

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954-835-7469; thebbtcenter.com

1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org

APRIL 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary.

APRIL 11-14 Miami City Ballet Presents Program IV: “Don Quixote” Show times vary.

APRIL 5 “Stars on Ice” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

APRIL 23-27, 30 “Rose and the Rime” Show times vary.

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APRIL 29 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Show begins at 8 p.m.

Bicentennial Park AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com APRIL 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 16 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary.

AutoNation IMAX Theater Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637; mods.org APRIL 4-30 “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” in 3D Show times vary.

1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-358-7550; bayfrontparkmiami.com APRIL 24 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Show begins at 6:45 p.m.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, 954-344-5999;

coralspringscenterforthearts.com APRIL 25-27 “Maria’s Girls Night Out” Show times vary.

Hard Rock Live Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood,

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COOL CLASSIC: Paul Anka performs on April 5 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com APRIL 30 THROUGH MAY 1 Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org

APRIL 18 Steve Aoki with Kat Lane Show begins at 7 p.m.

APRIL 2 Lily Tomlin Show begins at 8 p.m.

APRIL 26 Rob Thomas Show begins at 8 p.m.

APRIL 5 Paul Anka Show begins at 8 p.m.

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APRIL 8-13 “Evita” Show times vary. APRIL 23 An Evening with John Legend: “All of Me Tour” Show begins at 8 p.m.

APRIL 16-20 “Becoming Dr. Ruth” Show times vary.

Sun Life Stadium 2269 N.W. 199th St., Miami Gardens, 305-943-8000;

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Miami Marlins Park 501 Marlins Way, Miami, 305-480-1300; marlins.com APRIL 1-6, 14-16, 1820, 29, 30 Marlins Baseball Game times vary.

Parker Playhouse 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale,

APRIL 5 American Invitational Horse Show-Jumping Event Event begins at 7 p.m. APRIL 12 University of Miami Spring Game Game begins at 6 p.m.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-4620222; browardcenter.org

APRIL 5 AEG Live Presents Steve Hackett Show begins at 8 p.m.

APRIL 22 An Evening with John Legend: “All of Me Tour” Show begins at 8 p.m.

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happenings  calendar APRIL 23 Fort Lauderdale Speaker Series presents Soledad O’Brien Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 29 THROUGH MAY 11 “Ghost: The Musical” Show begins at 8 p.m.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300;

fillmoremb.com APRIL 29 Haim Show begins at 8 p.m. APRIL 30 Vampire Weekend Show begins at 8 p.m.

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mation, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.

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APRIL 2-5 South Beach Comedy Festival This hilarious lineup of comedians includes Chelsea Handler, Mike Epps, Joe Rogan, Nick Swardson, Chris Hardwick, W. Kamau Bell and others. Takes place at various Miami Beach venues. Show times vary. For more information, call 800745-3000 or visit southbeachcomedyfestival.com.

APRIL 3-10 19th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival This year’s festival promises an outstanding and diverse program of features, documentaries, shorts and music videos, including world, national and Florida premieres. Takes place at multiple locations. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-362-0003 or visit pbifilmfest.org.

APRIL 3 16th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon Attend this fundraising event to help medical and nursing school students at four local universities. Benefits Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund. Takes place at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-

APRIL 1 “The Concert for the Children” starring Diana Ross The Boca West Foundation will host this exclusive concert to benefit 11 children’s charities in South Palm Beach County. Local group Black Violin will open the show. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit foundation@bocawest.cc.org. APRIL 1-23 “Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation” View a dazzling exhibition of Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and others. Takes place at the Boca Museum of Art. Show times vary. For more infor-

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APRIL 4 19th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration The event will showcase a sequence of wine and spirits with food pairings from nearly 50 of South Florida’s leading restaurants. Takes place at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 954-7130954 or visit modsevents.org.

APRIL 4 Seventh Annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Wine Gala Indulge in a five-course gourmet feast paired with awardwinning wines. Benefits Deliver the Dream. Takes place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 305627-3409 or visit americanfinewinecompetition.org. APRIL 4 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Gala Enjoy a festive evening, themed “The Tech Revolution: An Evening with Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak.” Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-370-7738 or visit sfsciencecenter.org. APRIL 5 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Bring the family for a twomile walk, or go rollerblad-

ing, skateboarding or bike riding. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call 561686-7701 or visit jdrf.org. APRIL 5 Take Steps Walk Take part in this fundraising walk to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Takes place at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-218-2929 or visit cctakesteps.org. APRIL 6 Egg-A-Palooza Enjoy this event featuring Easter egg hunts, visits with Bunny, crafts, stage entertainment, inflatables, food and more. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 800-244-8447 or visit southfloridaparenting.com.


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happenings  calendar APRIL 6, 13, 20 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Take in the scene and enjoy the show when the International Polo Club Palm Beach partners with Maserati North America, Inc. to host this prestigious event. Takes place at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561-2045687 or visit internationalpoloclub.com. APRIL 8 The 12th Annual YMCA Inspiration Breakfast Check out keynote speaker and former Miami Dolphin John Offerdahl during this morning event presented by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County. Takes place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561-2371943 or visit ymcaspbc.org. APRIL 9 2014 African-American Achievers Awards Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Inc. this festive evening will be hosted by Calvin Hughes, evening anchor for WPLG Local 10, and celebrate five outstanding individuals in the South Florida community. Takes place at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 866-516-2497 or visit africanamericanachievers.com. APRIL 10 Fifth Annual Fine Wines and Canines Bring your pooch and enjoy cuisine samplings from more than 20 restaurants, dancing, live music and a canine “best-dressed” contest. Presented by PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and 150

Leadership). Takes place at Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561955-8553 or visit propelyourfuture.com.

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.

Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Starts at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 305-666-7223 or visit mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com.

APRIL 10 Sixth Annual Proper Affair Enjoy food, cocktails, a silent auction and a runway show featuring the hottest trends of the season presented by Boston Proper. Takes place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561266-0003 or visit properaffair.com.

APRIL 12 Wells Fargo 47th Annual Dinner Auction Experience a night of live and silent auctions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner and entertainment by Donna Allen from NBC’s “The Voice.” Takes place at the Signature Grand in Davie. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 954-537-3324 or visit bgcbc.org.

APRIL 17 National League of American Pen Women Luncheon and Lecture Charles Sheikowitz and Cirque du Soleil dancer Jennifer Wilson will present a collaboration of music, art, letters and choreography of Sheila Firestone’s “Pandora’s Triptych.” Takes place at Delray Beach Golf Club. Benefits FAU scholarships for women in the arts. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-243-7385 or visit bocapenwomen.org.

APRIL 10 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 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.org. APRIL 12 Flagler Museum 10th Annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion Concert Prepare for some of the best in bluegrass with performances by Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme Out and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Benefits the South Arts’ Arts Ready program. Takes place at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561-655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us. APRIL 12 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.

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APRIL 12 Fourth Annual Shooting for the Stars Event Join the Cameras for Kids Foundation for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, music, silent and live auctions, and an art exhibit featuring work by foster children. Takes place at BakerSponder Gallery in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954354-5080 or visit camerasforkidsfoundation.org. APRIL 12-13 I Do! In Delray Destination Wedding Weekend This is the place to be for future brides, featuring wedding industry professionals, bridal trends and more. Takes place at Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach. Show times vary. For more information, call 954707-9821 or visit idodelray2014.eventbrite.com. APRIL 16 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run West Palm Beach Join a team or start your own for this annual 5K event, which benefits the United Way. Takes place at

APRIL 21-26 2014 ITF Seniors World Championships Compete in a co-ed tennis tournament with individual and group matches featuring players representing 24 different countries. Takes place at Boca Grove in Boca Raton. Start times vary. For more information, call 561-487-5300 or visit itfseniorsworldchampionships2014.com. APRIL 25 “Touching Hearts, Building Futures, Changing Lives!” Cocktail Reception This festive evening will include a performance by comic impressionist Ken Block, an appearance by former WPTV news anchor Jim Sackett, cocktails, dinner by the bite, and live and silent auctions. Benefits the Best Foot Forward Foundation. Takes place at Boca Grove Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-470-8300 or visit bestfoot.org.

APRIL 25 The 13th Annual Men with Caring Hearts Luncheon This annual event honors male volunteers who donate their time and talents to improve the lives of Palm Beach County residents. Benefits Florence Fuller Child Development Centers. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-391-7274 or visit ffcdc.org. APRIL 26 Northwest Medical Center Baby Shower and NICU Reunion New parents will enjoy this day of shopping, pampering and more. Takes place at Northwest Medical Center in Margate. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 954-601-8094 or visit northwestmed.com. APRIL 26 The 17th Annual Hope & Home Gala This annual SOS Children’s Villages – Florida fundraiser will include dining, dancing and live and silent auctions. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-420-5030 or visit hopeandhomegala.org. APRIL 27 Annual Haute Couture Floral Millinery Pageant This heartwarming event will features 15 cancer survivors and their medical providers who will model haute couture hats designed by top Palm Beach County florists. Sponsored by Ali’s Alliance, Inc. Takes place at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-315-5477 or visit alisalliance.org. O


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IT’SUGAR PERFECT 10 EVENT The cupcakes, candies and Champagne were plentiful when sweets lovers gathered at IT’SUGAR in Delray Beach for an indulgent evening to celebrate the grand opening of the store’s 10th location, and The Boca Raton Observer’s 10th anniversary in publishing. All proceeds from the evening benefitted the Alliance for Lupus Research.

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Specialized and Coordinated Services for Women at the new Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute

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he Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute is dedicated to advancing care for women through centralized and integrated services. Programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of a woman throughout her lifetime, with a holistic approach that considers her physical, mental and emotional well-being. Progress is now underway on a warm and inviting new facility that will house the Institute’s advanced technology and internationally recognized clinicians as they continue to provide award-winning, personalized care for the women of our community. PROMOTION

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t the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, a team of expert clinicians treats each woman as an individual, with compassion and respect. “We listen to concerns, answer questions, include the patient’s loved ones and provide care with a sensitive and human touch,” says Elizabeth Linden, Executive Director. “Our patients embrace the warm and welcoming atmosphere they find at the Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.” The Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute’s continuum of

care addresses a woman’s special needs from young adult and maternity care through menopause and post-menopausal care. It offers individualized treatment specializing in conditions that are: ✦ unique to women, such as gynecological disorders ✦ more common in women, such as osteoporosis and incontinence ✦ experienced differently in women, such as cardiac disease and diabetes The emphasis is on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, as the Institute’s staff focuses on

education and works to empower each woman to make wise healthcare decisions. This “centralized address” for women’s healthcare needs and information provides a convenient one-stop shop, and seamless coordination with the very best resources for women’s health at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, including Toppel Family Place for maternity and obstetrical services, the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics, and the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute.

The emphasis is on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, as the Institute’s staff focuses on education and works to empower each woman to make wise healthcare decisions.

A Transformational Gift for the women of our community, and those who love them

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n 2010, philanthropist Christine E. Lynn announced a $10 million gift to name the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mrs. Lynn, who is currently serving as the first woman chair of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, gave the gift in honor of Gloria Drummond, the Hospital’s founder, on the

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occasion of Mrs. Drummond’s 80th Birthday celebration. “I know that Gloria shared my wish that women in our community be afforded the finest, most advanced health care,” Mrs. Lynn said. “With the quality of our physicians, the superb staff and the dedication to emerging technology, the Institute will continue to make a significant difference in the lives of women throughout South Florida.”

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Centers of Specialty Care at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute Recipient of HealthGrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ for the fourth consecutive year

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he Phyllis Sandler Center for Living Well focuses on fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyles, with individualized programs that support each woman’s needs as she goes through the various stages of her life. Fitness and nutrition therapy sessions, as well as education and complementary medicine are available at The Phyllis Sandler Center for Living Well, which also offers clinical trials and research. Almost 100,000 procedures are performed each year at the Center for Breast Care, utilizing the most advanced techniques for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Specialists use state-of-the-art breast imaging

The Phyllis Sandler Center for Living Well focuses on fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyles, with individualized programs that support each woman’s needs as she goes through the various stages of her life. technology to pinpoint areas of concern at earlier, more treatable stages. The Jean and David Blechman Center for Women’s Specialty

Care and Preventive Cardiology offers primary and specialty care for women, screenings and risk assessments, with referrals to appropriate specialists as needed.

Emphasis is placed on preventive care and general women’s health. The Center for Imaging provides a centralized, convenient and comfortable environment for

routine imaging studies, including ultrasound, CT scan, x-ray and MRI. A variety of pelvic floor disorders are treated at the Center for Pelvic Health, and both surgical and non-surgical treatments are available. The Center’s medical staff features the only fellowship-trained urogynecologist in the area.

For more information about services available at the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, please call 561-955-4437.

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Join The Effort… as we construct a new facility for advanced women’s care

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hen it opens in 2015, the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute’s new Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League Pavilion will offer a warm and welcoming yet state-of-the-art environment. With a prominent location at the entry to the Hospital campus, the Institute will serve as an iconic new landmark for the community. Its striking architectural style will complement the magnificent Harvey & Phyllis Sandler

Pavilion, home of the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, and the Marcus Neuroscience Institute’s Schmidt Family Pavilion. Within its walls, the Institute will couple the expertise of internationally renowned clinicians with some of the world’s most advanced technology. Specialized centers will offer sophisticated screening and diagnostic testing as well as state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical treatment

options. A holistic approach will include primary and specialty care, risk assessment, fitness and wellness coaching, educational programs, support groups and so much more. Like so many of the award-winning, nationally acclaimed programs at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the services of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute are supported by gifts from the community. We invite you to join

us as we build a new center for sophisticated and innovative care for the women we love—our wives, daughters, mothers, ourselves. There are many opportunities to name a feature or program within the new Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness 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 Foundation’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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now&noteworthy Green Market Begins At The Palm Beach Zoo The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing a Green Market stand outside the zoo that will offer guests fresh produce for sale. The market’s goal is to encourage consumers to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables that are sustainably grown and harvested, while educating the public about how buying local produce protects wildlife. The Green Market stand will be located outside the zoo’s exit gate from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 5 and 19; May 3, 17 and 31; and June 14 and 28. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-533-0887; palmbeachzoo.org. Green Market organizer Krista Gardner

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FAU’s College Of Nursing Receives $250,000 Gift From Christine E. Lynn Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing received a $250,000 gift from local philanthropist, business owner and nurse Christine E. Lynn. The gift will support a faculty talent retention fund, which will assist the College of Nursing in retaining the best and brightest faculty. “Mrs. Lynn’s generosity has once again opened up endless possibilities for the college that bears her name,” said Marlaine Smith, dean of the College of Nursing. “This gift will allow us to continue to attract quality faculty, nurse leaders and researchers, and also provides a wonderful incentive for our talented faculty, encouraging them to remain at FAU where they can focus on their teaching, service and research.” Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-297-3000; nursing.fau.edu.

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Northwest Medical Center Baby Shower And NICU Reunion Northwest Medical Center invites the public to a celebration of memories when the NICU Reunion and Baby Shower takes place on April 26 at 11 a.m. Having a child is a special time, with the beginning of stories, memories in the making and milestones to be recorded. It deserves a celebration of its own at the place where it all began. Be sure to attend this day of shopping, pampering, exchanging new parent stories and more. To RSVP, call 954-601-8094. Northwest Medical Center, 2801 North State Road 7, Margate, 954-974-0400; northwestmed.com.

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GREGOIRE CHRISTIANE

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AVALON AT BOCA RATON

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PALAZZO ELVIRA C

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LILLICH CHRISTOPHER B

ELOWITCH HARVEY

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SZORENYI MIKLOS

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PRIOR SALE DATE

BROKEN SOUND CC - TANGLEWOOD

6399 NW 23RD WAY

ROBERTS KAREN

VANDEN BUSSCHE MARCEL

$635,000

$530,000

01-JAN-97

BROKEN SOUND CC - WILLOW GREENS

6076 NW 23RD AVE

SHANBAUM RUTH MELODY

HURST ALAN

$765,000

$630,000

05-NOV-08

ENCANTADA

7286 CAMPANA CT

GREEN SHERRY E

JIMENEZ CARLOS J

$745,000

$725,000

16-MAR-11

ESTANCIA

7409 ESTRELLA CIR

SANDRI JANICE

NADLER HARRIS INDIV TRUSTEE

$640,000

$510,000

09-MAR-01

$250,000

15-DEC-99

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

11671 ISLAND LAKES LN

WISTON DEREK

DUNLAP DONALD W

$412,000

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

11814 ISLAND LAKES LN

MELENDEZ JENNIFER D

CHIERA NICHOLAS R JR

$410,000

03-JAN-00

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

3450 NE 6TH DR

GOLDBERG KENNETH

REGGIANI RICHARD C

$1,225,000

01-NOV-93

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

3757 NE 6TH DR

GRIFFITHS DOREEN B

HURLBUT BOCA RATON PROPERTIES LLC

$419,000

03-FEB-05

LEXINGTON ESTATES

22133 CRESSMONT PL

SARFITY ALYSA

HERZ ERIK

$425,000

$560,000

31-MAY-05

MARBELLA LAKES

22776 MARBELLA CIR

LATOS ANN E

PLASK CAROL

$300,000

$65,000

01-AUG-95

MISSION BAY - THE ISLES

10787 SANTA ROSA DR

ZIFFER ADAM C

VOGIATZIS GIORGIOS

$440,000

$250,000

01-MAY-99

MISSION BAY - THE ISLES

20496 SAUSALITO DR

LAPOINTE JOSEE

BERKE GARY M

$470,000

$286,000

01-OCT-97

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

17096 NEWPORT CLUB DR

DIEMECKE ENRIQUE ARTURO

KAUFMAN NORMAN S

$445,000

$272,500

20-JAN-99

PALM BEACH FARMS

1141 SW 15TH ST

MERCURE DAVID J

GROSS ERIK

$440,000

$285,000

20-JUN-12

PALM BEACH FARMS

1267 SW 15TH ST

HUE AGNES

WICK ROBERT D

$510,000

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 809

ORBANN RICHARD

RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS INC

$340,000

$250,200

18-JUN-13

$270,000

17-AUG-09

31-DEC-13

POLO CLUB - KNIGHTSBRIDGE

16946 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LN

MORRIS MERRY C

SHEPHERD ARLENE P ESTATE

$205,000

POLO CLUB - KNIGHTSBRIDGE

16875 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LN

SCHWARTZ LINDA

ORTH BARBARA A INDIV TRUSTEE

$350,000

05-AUG-08

POLO CLUB - VINTAGE OAKS ESTATES

5983 VINTAGE OAKS CIR

BROWNSTEIN LAURIE J

BARRON MICHELINA INDIV TRUSTEE

$1,175,000

15-JAN-08

POLO CLUB - WATERFORD

5855 WATERFORD

ALLEN ROBERT

SILVERMAN WARREN A

$735,000

03-JAN-14

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club $2,250,000

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Devon Place At Woodfield CC $1,998,000

SOLD

Boca Marina $1,699,000

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Enclave At Woodfield CC $1,550,000

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The Oaks At Boca Raton $1,499,999

SOLD

Windsor Bay At Woodfield CC $1,450,000

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Addison Reserve $899,900

SOLD

Woodfield Hunt Club $825,000

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Women-Centered Impact 100 Helps Nonprofits Carry Out Charitable MissionsBY EMILY J. MINOR hen Karen Sweetapple discovered Impact 100—a charitable foundation that collects cash donations from philanthropic women and then lets them vote on where that money goes—she couldn’t believe the simplicity of the whole idea. “There are a lot of women who put in a million hours to do the volunteer work, and you pay these big tickets to go to the ball, and then such a small portion of that goes to the actual charity,” says Sweetapple, who sits on the board for Impact 100 Palm Beach County. “This enables a woman to pool her money with other women to make a huge impact.” Founded by Ohio businesswoman Wendy Steele, Impact 100 works like this, at least locally: When a woman joins, she writes a check for $1,050. Of that, $1,000 goes directly to Im-

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pact 100. The $50 goes to the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, which acts as Impact 100’s administrative arm. The foundation holds the 501(c)(3) charity status and helps with the preliminary vetting of possible Impact 100 grant recipients.

It’s so exciting. It’s just amazing to sit there and see where your money is going.

– Karen Sweetapple, board member, Impact 100

Throughout the year, charities apply for the women’s grant money and the review process is rigorous. Impact 100 board members do an applicant site visit, review financial records, interview staff and

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volunteers and examine the nonprofit’s plan for the money. The grant money has to be spent on programs, not buildings, and those programs have to be implemented within two years. The grants are awarded in increments of $100,000 because members believe that’s enough money to make a real difference, Sweetapple explains. Of course, the number of grants changes depending on that year’s membership. The Palm Beach County chapter gave out its first grants in 2012, which totaled $148,000—because it had 148 members. The next year, they gave $220,000 and this year they expect to reach $300,000, she says. But here’s the best part—the part Sweetapple says packs the real emotional punch: After the board has winnowed the applicants down to five, each nonprofit gives a pre-

sentation at Impact 100’s annual meeting. After the presentations, members vote right then and there on who gets the grant money. “It’s so exciting,” Sweetapple says. “You have members crying. It’s just amazing to sit there and see where your money is going.” Once the $100,000 grants are awarded, any remaining membership money is divvied up among the other finalists for that year, notes Sweetapple, who’s fallen in love with the way Impact 100 operates. “It feels so great to brag about what we do.” O For more information about Impact 100, call 561-336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.org. The Grand Awards Event will take place 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 10 at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. New members are welcome, with the $1,050 membership gift.


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