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Go For The Globe

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A Toast To Argentina Home Of Extreme Sports And Supreme Wines

No Accidental Tourists

A Local Family Goes Around The World In 280 Days

Scotland Yarn

Past Meets Present In Enchanting Edinburgh

Love Is In The Flair

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contents 64 AMAZING ARGENTINA A Toast To Mendoza, Home Of Extreme Sports And Supreme Wines

FOR 70 GO THE GLOBE Whether By Land, Air, Sea (Or Camel), National Geographic Trips Satisfy The Most Adventurous Of Travelers

THE 82 AROUND WORLD IN 280 DAYS

The Globetrotting Domnicks Are No Accidental Tourists

86 SCOTLAND YARN Past Meets Present In Enchanting Edinburgh

IS IN 90 LOVE THE FLAIR The 10 Most Romantic Vacations On Earth—Because You’re Worth It

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25 observed HOT STUFF & THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN 25The Buzz 30Trends 32La Vida Boca

35 media blitz THE QUINTESSENTIAL ARTS REPORT 35On Screen 36In Print 40On Scene

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49 that’s life A GUIDE TO PERSONAL GROWTH 49Relations 52Parents 56Destinations

107 taste THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS 107Bites 108Recipes 114Review 118Listings

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GO FOR THE GLOBE

TRIPS TO SATISFY THE MOST ADVENTUROUS TRAVELERS

A TOAST TO ARGENTINA HOME OF EXTREME SPORTS AND SUPREME WINES

NO ACCIDENTAL TOURISTS

A LOCAL FAMILY GOES AROUND THE WORLD IN 280 DAYS

SCOTLAND YARN

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PAST MEETS PRESENT IN ENCHANTING EDINBURGH

LOVE IS IN THE FLAIR

THE 10 MOST ROMANTIC VACATIONS ON EARTH

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eing such a fan of traveling, February is always one of my favorite issues. I love to go through our travel issue and dream about all the places around the globe that I need to make plans to visit. This month, we take you all around the world. We start in Mendoza, Argentina, where each year travelers visit in droves for the extreme sports and fabulous wine. This region is absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out “Amazing Argentina” (page 64). Next, we team with National Geographic to present five incredible expeditions, from a camel trek adventure through Morocco, a photo safari in Namibia and dog sled ride to a hotel made of ice in Sweden, to a tour along Silk Road aboard a luxury train and a whirlwind global tour by jet—this story as it all. You won’t want to miss “Go For The Globe” (page 70). And speaking of traveling around the world, we introduce you to a Palm Beach Gardens family that has done so. The Domnicks, including father Sean, mother Kelly, and their kids, Katie, Sean Jr. and Maddie, had the unique experience of spending almost a year experiencing new people, cultures and foods in faraway lands. Read all about their adventure in “Around The World In 280 Days” (page 82). Also inside, we take you to historical Edinburgh, Scotland for an insider’s tour of the great shopping, festival and pub scene in “Scotland Yarn” (page 86). And in honor of Valentine’s Day, we provide a list of the world’s 10 most romantic destinations in “Love Is In The Flair” (page 90). Also, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we met with hometown girl and Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” (and former Boca Raton Observer cover girl) Patti Stanger recently when she spoke at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Lion of Judah luncheon. Read “Love’s Not Always In The Air” on page 32. We hope this issue inspires you to plan a fabulous trip somewhere where you can get away from your daily schedule, escape, relax, enjoy and be lovable. In the meantime, best wishes for a happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful day nd nger a Patti Sta hmoiras with lots of sweet surprises, love and laughter! Be Linda

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here’s a trip out there for every traveler, be it metropolitan explorer, outdoor adventurer or beachside sunbather. And there’s a traveler for every trip—each with his or her own interests and idiosyncrasies. Me? I’m a notorious “over-packer.” Not only will I cram too much stuff into multiple suitcases for a weekend getaway, but I’ll include outfits I haven’t worn in years. For some inexplicable reason, I’ll convince myself that this top or that skirt would be perfect for some imagined activity in which I’ll never partake. Thus, along for the ride come far too many shoes, shorts and hats—not to mention the stack of books that invariably go unread. I have a friend who is a “traveling sun-tanner.” Although she lives in South Florida, she never lays out at home. But when she’s traveling, forget about persuading her to see the sites—or even leave the hotel. No, from sunup to sundown, you’ll find her lounging poolside, slathered in oil, shifting her chaise like a human sundial. How much enjoyment she derives from her vacations is directly proportionate to how golden a bronze with which she returns. Then there’s my cousin, the “global bargain hunter.” She meticulously maps out a city’s outlet malls, boutiques and bazaars in advance. Then she scours the stores. Of course, she’s already brought along an empty second suitcase to store all her treasures. When she returns from vacations, it’s not with photos. Rather, she relives her trips via the swag.

Huffingtonpost.com was spot-on in a piece it first ran last year describing five types of travelers “you don’t want to be—or be with.” These included the “Timekeeper” (he or she insists on everyone following a meticulously mapped-out, to-the-minute schedule); the “Hippie” (a Timekeeper’s nightmare, this person refuses to plan anything—so you end up wasting a lot of time); the “Scaredy Cat” (as the name implies, this one is too afraid to try anything new, putting a damper on others’ fun); the “Under-packer” (brings a change of clothes or two and nothing else—then spends the trip borrowing essentials from you, or shopping for them); and the “Texter” (so busy tweeting and Facebook-posting, this person misses out on actually experiencing the activities he or she is digitally going on about). Perhaps you recognize some of these traits in someone you know—or even in yourself? I know I do. That’s why, for my next weekend getaway, my goal is to leave home with just one overstuffed suitcase. Wish me luck. And happy travels!


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Culinary husband and wife Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, hosts of Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin,” met while she was vacationing in his native Tuscany, Italy. “Gabriele walked in the room, my neck spun around and we got to talking,” recalls Mazar, an actress who most recently starred in “Entourage” on HBO. “When we kissed goodnight, I didn’t know which side to start the double-cheek kiss on, and we ended up banging lips—the rest is history.” Having just wrapped their show’s fourth season, along with their first cookbook, the Los Angeles-based parents of two daughters recently teamed with the Italian coffee brand Lavazza to whip up some Valentine’s Day desserts. They shared one of their favorites—Lavazza Coffee Shortbread—with The Boca Raton Observer, along with tips for a happy marriage. How do you two keep it spicy in and out of the kitchen?

“In the kitchen we play music, work together, drink good wine… out of the kitchen is nobody’s business! We are happily married after 12 years.” What tips do you have for other couples who work together?

“Be open-minded, patient and above all, have fun! It’s also important to leave the work discussion behind once work is over for the day.” What do you do for fun in your free time?

“We love to travel, play sports, (do) family projects, read, relax, see films, go to museums and the theater, cook and entertain!”

We hear you visit South Florida often?

“We have been for many years. My (Debi’s) favorite old memory is cruising down South Beach in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and seeing all of the wonderful architecture and hotels dilapidated prior to Miami being built up as it is today. The kids love to swim on the beach in Surfside, where it’s clean, quiet and our friends’ homes are nearby.” What’s your most memorable Valentine’s Day together?

“As corny as it sounds, for us, every day is Valentine’s Day. We always go out for a nice lunch since the kids are in school, or we make a simple lunch at home, drink a little bubbly and stay in bed until the kids are back from school!”

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ROCK AND ROMANCE The punk band Blondie may not be synonymous with romance, but we’re still in love with this idea: The band will perform a February 15th concert at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in honor of Valentine’s Day, with the hotel offering several vacation packages based on the event. Our favorite is “Heart of Glass,” which includes three nights in a deluxe room, a three-course dinner for two, show passes and a meet-and-greet with Debbie Harry and the band, plus a two-hour open bar, two spa treatments and a late checkout. The show is part of the hotel’s BleauLive entertainment series and commemorates the iconic band’s 40th anniversary. For tickets, call 800-548-8886 or visit bleaulive.com.

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The late Salvador Dali is most Christine Argillet

work he commissioned was the impetus for the exhibit, “Dali: The Argillet Collection,” which she’ll introduce this month at Wentworth Gallery in Boca Raton. Many of the pieces will be for sale, including pen and ink drawings, and “Songs of Maldoror,” a very rare collection of etchings. “This collection is a labor of love and a tribute to two men whose contributions aand dedication to their art shall live on fforever,” Argillet says. “It’s a beautiful, unusual show. Art should be shared and u aappreciated every day.” Especially, she notes wryly, when the work is controversial. w “People might love him. People might hate him. But they are never neutral.” h

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recognizable for his flamboyant mustache and colorful persona. But Madame Christine Argillet saw another side of the famous artist. “He was a private, shy man,” says the Parisian curator, whose late father, Pierre Argillet, was Dali’s publisher and confidante for more than 50 years. “He was eager to be understood. He was extremely well-read, had a fabulous imagination and a fabulous technique.” Dali’s relationship with her father and the


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When it comes to vacations, amenities carry a lot of weight— who doesn’t appreciate a free chocolate on their pillow? But the perks U.S. travelers value most and least may surprise you. According to a survey of more than 19,600 travelers and 10,400 hotels by TripAdvisor, the five most important hotel amenities (in order of significance) are free in-room Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, personal care items and lobby Wi-Fi.

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LOVE’S NOT ALWAYS IN THE AIR Hometown Girl “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger Tells It Like It IsBY SUSAN R. MILLER ith Valentine’s Day this month, whom better to check in with than Bravo TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” (and former Boca Raton Observer cover girl) Patti Stanger? As founder and CEO of Millionaire’s Club International—a dating service for singles rolling in dough—the South Florida native and University of Miami graduate is quite busy this time of year. Then again, she’s always really busy. Not only is her show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” in its seventh season, but she recently launched a line of jewelry, Je t’aime, to honor her late father, a jeweler. Next month, she plans to launch her own brand of wine. She’s also written several books and is working on a film script she hopes will make it to the big screen. And somehow, the Los Ange-

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really wealthy and who’ve asked me to set them up with celebrities who are single,” she quips. “I had a request for Sandra Bullock the other day. The dude is 52 and wanted a 25-year-old. When I told him how old she was he was surprised.” (Bullock is 49.) Known for ranting at her clients during shows (those get higher ratings, she freely admits), Stanger says she’s mellowed in the last few years. Men, she says, are easier to please than women. “Women want Bill Gates to look like Brad Pitt, and they’re usually 45 and over, and not attractive,” she says. “I tell them, ‘You need to come down off your high horse and match someone who is physically like you who has a decent amount of money and who can travel and spend the rest of their life with you.’”

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les resident found time recently to speak at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Lion of Judah Luncheon, which took place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. “I’ve always done charity work. Whether it’s Jewish or Christian, it doesn’t matter,” says Stanger, who began working with City of Hope after her mother died of lung cancer a few years ago. A third-generation matchmaker, Stanger honed her craft at Great Expectations, a dating service. Many of her clients today have not just high expectations, she says—but unrealistic ones. “I’ve met some crazy people who are

Her company caters mostly to men and she recently “opened the gates” to the gay community. “Straight men fall in love with virtue… Gay men are the opposite,” she says, admitting they’re more difficult to please. “Lesbians are completely different; on the second date they move in. They hide in the woods like bears in the winter.” Where does she find her matches? “We have recruiters in the field, we place ads, we tweet, we go to events. I’ve had to follow someone into a bathroom. I’ve walked A1A and gone to every bar,” she says. “If we don’t have it, we find it.” O


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SAVING AMERICA AGAIN “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Works As Pure Escapism ack Ryan is back, the ever-regressing fictional hero of Tom Clancy’s novels who’s been played by a youthful Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck, and a not-so-youthful Harrison Ford, and his latest incarnation is Chris Pine, fresh from playing Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise. In “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Pine performs the updated backstory of the late Clancy’s CIA operative. Clancy never dreamed up this particular plot, but the villainy would have been close to his heart: Our old Cold War rivals, the Russians, have hatched a plan to bring America to its knees with the one-two punch of a terrorist attack followed by a carefully orchestrated collapse of the dollar. Ryan is depicted in his college days and then as a marine lieutenant in Afghanistan, where his helicopter is shot down and he’s nearly killed. He endures a lengthy rehab, relearning to walk under the tutelage of winsome nurse Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley), and is first approached by shadowy CIA officer Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner), who persuades him to return to school in preparation for being a secret finan-

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cial analyst for the CIA, watching for transactions that might signal a terrorist connection. Flash-forward 10 years and Ryan is living with his former nurse and working on Wall Street, where he detects just such a plot and initiates an investigation that always seems on the verge of spinning out of control. Director Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as the Russian mastermind Viktor Cherevin, is on familiar ground, having starred and directed in a number of films, including “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Frankenstein” and “Hamlet.” The script has a lot of ground to cover and necessarily glosses over some seemingly complicated

issues, like how Ryan managed to keep his secret life a secret from his lover for 10 years, and other plot elements are blessedly only hinted at, like how the stock market algorithms work. But the story suffers with its constant scene shifts and Ryan’s outlandishly self-conscious stunts (dodging a fusillade of bullets and overpowering a man who outweighs him by 100 pounds, for example). Ryan’s enigmatic girlfriend,

meanwhile, who has one touching scene where she’s overjoyed and relieved to find out he is a short-lifeexpectancy CIA spook rather than having an affair as she expected, is dubiously sent into a meeting with a criminal mastermind in which she engages in high-pressure role playing, just a short time after her ostensible loss of innocence. These lapses, along with the ongoing confused chronology of the series brought on by 30 years’ worth of cinematic translations, are not as hard to swallow if you view the film as pure escapism, which is surely what the filmmaker intended. O RATED PG-13: Contains sequences of violence, intense action and brief strong language. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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THANKS FOR THE MEMOIRS Travel Writers Recount Journeys Of A Lifetime Often when exploring the world, it’s not so much the destination that inspires us as the journey. The following books feature trips in which personal triumphs define the odyssey, exploration or discovery. We hope you enjoy these salutes to travel with their various guises and surprises.

Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail

Radio producer Karl Pilkington’s distaste for travel and general lack of zest for life made him the perfect foil for three seasons of Ricky Gervais’ and Stephen Merchant’s TV travel documentary, “An Idiot Abroad.” Now he turns his absurdist commentary about the mundane into “The Moaning of Life,” for which he traveled the globe to learn how other cultures approach major milestones. 36

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rigors and perils, including hunger, thirst, injuries and wild animals. She records her story with style, wit and By Cheryl Strayed warmth and the captivating tale of It’s hard to predict how one will react her emotional, turbulent, grief-strickwhen life comes apart at the seams, en three-month journey will resonate which Cheryl Strayed had the misfor- with readers. tune to find out at a young age—she was in her early twenties when her mother died, her family scattered and her marriage disintegrated. She reacted badly, with self-destructive behavior and bad choices that would taint her subsequent four years. Finally, at 26 with literally nothing left to lose, she acted on an impulse, striking out alone on a thousand-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Inexperienced, she endured


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Nina Sovich, author of “To The Moon And Timbuktu,” had a life many would have envied as a reporter living in Paris, married and contemplating motherhood. But her inner nonconformist caused her to reassess, because as she explains, “Our experiences shape us, and if we do not go out and get new ones we will stay static.”

To The Moon And Timbuktu By Nina Sovich Nina Sovich had a life many would have envied as a reporter living in Paris, married and contemplating motherhood. But her inner nonconformist caused her to reassess, because as she explains, “Our experiences shape us, and if we do not go out and get new ones we will stay static.” Her plan? A trek across West Africa, making her way from Morocco to Niger, with all the deprivations that go along with hiking through a desolate desert. As she describes her progress through the Western Sahara, she weaves in her obsession with roughing it and the perverse pride she gets from it. Her vivid descriptions of the characters she meets—earthy Chinese sailors, an obsessive Venezuelan doctor and some Nigerian women who allow her into their circle— make readers feel as though they are part of the journey.

The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot By Robert Macfarlane When literature professor Robert Macfarlane walks across an ancient meadow, his brain processes the impressions of a learned group— cartologist, geologist, botanist and, above all, historian—which makes 38

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him such a gifted memoir writer. In his book, he follows the ancient routes that zigzag the British landscape and its surrounding waters and territories. His journey takes him from the chalk downs of England, to the Scottish northwest, all the way to Spain and the Himalayas. He follows the routes of many before him by land and foot, meeting myriad travelers along the way. His biggest lesson: “Discovering that paths offer not just a means of traversing space but also of feeling, knowing and thinking.” It’s a lesson you’ll learn too, as Macfarlane’s vast knowledge and exquisite writing inform readers thoroughly about each place he visits.

The Moaning Of Life By Karl Pilkington Radio producer Karl Pilkington’s distaste for travel and general lack of zest for life made him the perfect foil for three seasons of Ricky Gervais’ and Stephen Merchant’s TV travel documentary, “An Idiot Abroad.” Now he turns his absurdist commentary about the mundane into a book, for which he traveled the globe to learn how other cultures approach major milestones. As part of his research, he witnessed a drive-thru wedding in Las Vegas and a plastic surgery procedure in Los Angeles, and even helped de-

liver a baby in Bali. His book will undoubtedly require further addendums—Pilkington is very opinionated, has many complaints, and at age 40, is relatively young. For those who find amusement in the observations of a lethargic, chronic pessimist who’ll make your life seem spectacular in comparison, this is a wise literary choice.

Among The Islands: Adventures In The Pacific By Tim Flannery Tim Flannery, one of Australia’s top zoologists, recounts his early scientific travels through the 4,000-mile arc of South Pacific islands, studying mammalian species and discovering new ones in the spirit of early explorers and naturalists. His travels, with a changing cast of fellow adventurers, are populated by strange creatures—monkey-faced bats, flying foxes, giant rats, gazelle-faced black wallabies, and more—along with a sense of discovery. Flannery describes more than the rare and exotic animals he encounters, but also a host of weird and wonderful places where local taboos, foul weather, dense jungles and remoteness contribute to difficult and dramatic exploration. His journeys in this daunting tropical paradise make for compelling storytelling—and he’s up to the task. O


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STRONG AGAIN Demi Lovato Brings Pop Hits To BB&T Center emi Lovato has long had connections to show business. A student of piano at 7 and guitar at 10, she and fellow Dallas, Texas resident Selena Gomez auditioned and got roles on the locally produced show, “Barney & Friends,” and later joined the Disney family, where Lovato honed her acting and performing skills alongside Gomez, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. The Disney Club alumni’s musical careers have been intertwined ever since. Lovato toured with the Jonas Brothers, made a charity single with her fellow Disney veterans, and made another charity single with Joe Jonas. Last season, she joined the panel of judges on FOX’s “The X Factor,” alongside (now former) judge Britney Spears, a former Mouseketeer. Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour, which is named for the single off her newest self-titled album, will come to the BB&T Center on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Lovato will have a vast repertoire from which to choose, having begun as a pop/rock artist with

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her debut album, Don’t Forget, in 2008, which went to No. 2 on the charts and hit gold status after selling a half-million copies, propelled by its lead single, “Get Back.” Her second studio album the following year, Here We Go Again, contained more acousticsounding elements and gave Lovato her first Top 40 hit with the album’s title song, which climbed to No. 15. The album’s other prominent single was “Remember December,” which made it to No. 80 in the UK. She began to swing toward R&B on her third album, Unbroken, which she made after withdrawing from music and acting to face personal demons. Lovato revealed suffering from bulimia and bipolar disorder, as well as self-injuring and self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. Unbroken made a statement about her healing and its lead single, “Skyscraper,” was praised for its message of self-worth and confidence. It rose to No. 10 on the charts. Another single, “Give Your Heart a Break,” climbed to No. 16.

She’s since reestablished her acting career and contributed heavily to the soundtracks of Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam and Sonny With A Chance. She was the subject of an MTV documentary about her rehab and recovery entitled, “Stay Strong.” O For more information, call 954-835-7000 or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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MOOD FOR LOVE Andrea Bocelli Takes The Stage At BB&T Center hat better show to check out with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day than a performance by Andrea Bocelli, the singer with the most romantic voice in the biz? Bocelli will perform his

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annual February 14 concert at 8 p.m. at the BB&T Center. He got his musical start in 1994, when he won the Newcomers singing competition at Italy’s Sanremo Music Festival as a young lawyer from a small wine-producing farm in rural Tuscany. The newcomer had sung his way through law school playing in piano bars and had barely ventured farther from home than his university, located 40 miles away in Pisa, when he took the title at Sanremo. Bocelli has a soaring tenor voice that can silence a throng of thou-

sands, as he has done many times at outdoor concerts throughout the world, including his famous performance in the thousandyear-old Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri) in Pisa, near his old school, which was titled “A Night In Tuscany,” and is still shown regularly on PBS. The dynamic singer, blind since age 12 from congenital glaucoma combined with a football accident, had a meteoric rise after being whisked away from his fledgling career as a public defender, and has sung before millions in concerts both solo and in duets with Pavarotti, Sarah Brightman, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and many others. He records classical, pop and opera and has sold 70 million records. His album, Sacred Arias, sold 5 million copies and became the highest-selling classical album by any artist. He also has the highestselling pop album in Italy with Romanza. He was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best New Artist in 1998—the first for a classical artist. Bocelli, who as a child mastered piano, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, harp, guitar and drums, has one of the world’s best-loved voices, maintains a torturous performance schedule and has sold more than 80 million records. O

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BIG TALKER Jay Leno Performs Standup At Kravis Center hile Jay Leno is the last guy who needs to work several jobs at once, he always has. Part of the crop of rising young comedians in the mid-’70s that also included David Letterman, Freddie Prinze, David Brenner, David Steinberg, Andy Kaufman, Bob Zmuda and others, it was Leno who ultimately filled the coveted seat on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” in 1992 after the beloved host retired. His stint was not without controversy: In 2009, after 17 years as host, Leno and NBC bequeathed the show to Conan O’Brien, only to take it back a few months later. Now at press time, it’s reported that Leno will retire from “The Tonight Show” in February, with Jimmy Fallon taking over as host after the Winter Olympics. Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., Leno began his career while attending Emerson College in Boston, Mass. He then moved to Los Angeles, Calif. and landed a job writing for television while doing standup.

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He never gave up his standup career and reportedly has lived off its earnings, saving his talk show pay (which is reportedly $32 million a year). His comedy schedule includes regular Sunday appearances at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif., frequent stints at The Mirage in Las Vegas, and side tours, one of which has him playing four Florida cities in February and March. Local audiences will be treated to the funnyman’s act on February 8, when he takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. When not performing, Leno is busy with his other passion: cars. He owns 387 motor vehicles and runs a website called “Jay Leno’s Garage” (jaylenosgarage.com) featuring photos and stories of his various automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and airplanes. He’s a master mechanic and expert in restoration, and writes a regular column for Popular Mechanics magazine. O For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit kravis.org.


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COUNTRY CLUB Trisha Yearwood Brings Show To Broward Center ountry singer Trisha Yearwood doesn’t write all her songs, but she chooses others’ compositions carefully and with great success. Since arriving on the scene in 1991 with her first

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album, Trisha Yearwood, featuring the hit, “She’s In Love with the Boy,” she has sold more than 12 million albums. And since her debut, Yearwood, who performs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on February 19 at 8 p.m., has recorded 10 more studio albums resulting in at least 20 Top 10 singles, including eight No. 1 hits in the country charts. The first country singer to sell more than a million copies of her first album, Yearwood was born in Monticello, Ga., where she grew

up in a small farming community listening to everyone from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to The Eagles and The Allman Brothers. While studying business administration at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., she landed an internship at a record company where she was eventually hired. Taking advantage of her situation, she recorded some demo tapes and landed jobs as a backup singer for artists including Garth Brooks (to whom she’s now married). From there she met a succession of producers, ultimately winning a contract with MCA Records. Since then Yearwood has won numerous awards, including three Grammys, and remains one of the highest-selling female artists in country music history. Her most recent album, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, earned her a 2008 Grammy nomination. She’s also branched into cooking: She’s become a culinary celebrity with two New York Times best-selling cookbooks (“Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen” and “Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood”) and a hit TV show on the Food Network called “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” Not only will Yearwood be performing music in South Florida—she’ll also make an appearance at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which takes place later this month. O

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Why Treating Alcohol And Drug Addiction Becomes A Family AffairBY SUSAN R. MILLER abuse and dual-diagnosis treatment facility in Fort Lauderdale. In a Facebook post to constituents, Rep. Radel, who is undergoing treatment, admitted to letting down his family. He wrote: “It led me down a path that chipped away at my relationship with my wife, my child and God.” His story exemplifies the fact that living with addiction can shatter a family’s established reality. It can be tough to see past the present and imagine a future where everyone is happy and healthy. While anyone is at risk for addiction, environmental issues certainly play a role and treatment specialists often find that the seeds of addiction are planted at home. Broken homes, physical or mental abuse, poor parenting and a lack of rules or boundast year, after being arrested for buying cocaine, Florida Congressman Trey Radel revealed that he struggled for years with addiction. His fall from grace paints a different picture of what many people believe about drug addicts. They’re not just the homeless junkie shooting up heroin, or the Hollywood celebrity making headlines for

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crashing her car into a tree after snorting cocaine. An estimated 23 million Americans age 12 or older suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. Soccer moms, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, your next-door neighbor and family members often are able to successfully hide their addictions for years before getting exposed. “The disease of addiction does

A lot of times when clients come in for treatment we view them not as the problem but as representative of what is going on in the family system.

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not discriminate; it’s park bench to park place,” says Dr. Ben Brafman, clinical director, president and CEO of Destination Hope, a substance

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life  relations “A lot of times when clients come in for treatment we view them not as the problem but as representative of what is going on in the family system,” he says. For example, perhaps a mom treats her daughter more like a friend and shares information with her about her sex life or financial problems, or even drinks or smokes pot with her. Or a father tells his son he will never amount to anything and eventually the son begins to believe it, so drugs become a way for him to escape. Research also suggests that certain people may be genetically predisposed to becoming an addict, notes Mary Davis, director of family services at Caron Renaissance, an addiction treatment facility in Boca Raton. However, she notes: “Causation discussions among patients and family members pose a dangerous distraction. The cause will not change the need for treatment, and the cause does not deter the progression of addiction in terms of behaviors, consequences or the impact of self or others.” Addiction doesn’t just impact the addict, but everyone around them, says Dr. Brafman. Often, family members become enablers, giving the addict money or drugs, or simply pretending the problem doesn’t

clean and sober after treatment. “Once your family understands that addiction is a disease and recovery is an ongoing process of learning to live with it, you can start to come together and offer support,” says Dr. Brafman, who estimates that half his patients are people you would never suspect of being addicts.

We believe that family involvement in treatment is so essential, that every family is educated at the point of admission that the ‘patient is the family and the family is the patient,’ and their participation in the treatment process is expected.

– Mary Davis, director of family services, Caron Renaissance, Boca Raton

exist for fear of pushing their loved one away. Other times, family members simply don’t know what to do. The family dynamic is very powerful and the first step toward recovery is to open the lines of communication. If the family puts up boundaries, presents a united front and says “no more,” it either will help prevent someone from going down the road toward addiction or help them stay 50

That’s why when patients come to Destination Hope, involving family members is imperative. “I am of the belief that either I treat the whole family or I don’t treat you,” Dr. Brafman says. Family also plays a key role at Caron Renaissance, which developed a Family Restructuring workshop in 2008. “We believe that family involve-

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ment in treatment is so essential, that every family is educated at the point of admissions that the ‘patient is the family and the family is the patient,’ and their participation in the treatment process is expected,” Davis says. In a world where family members often aren’t in the same state, let alone the same house, getting everyone together isn’t easy. Dr.

Hope are allowed home visits to see if things have changed, or if the abuse triggers still exist. “If they can’t do it, we extend treatment—sometimes they need to live apart for a while,” Dr. Brafman says. If the family doesn’t change and recognize they’re part of the problem, then staying sober long term may fail. Says Davis: “The best prognosis

Brafman recalls one patient whose family members lived in three different states. He identified the sibling with whom she shared the closest relationship—her sister—and started to build on the value of their bond. They also engaged in a serious family discussion. “We had the family talk about their responsibilities in the family unit and the end result was that after two months of treatment she got clean and sober and was able to have a life,” he says. Once a patient has gone through treatment it’s imperative he or she not return to the same family dynamic. Often patients undergoing in-house treatment at Destination

for long-term recovery is when the patient and family members are provided treatment to heal from the spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial toll of addiction and can explore individually and together their relational dynamics and their responses to each other so not to inadvertently contribute to the relapse process.” O Editor’s note: There are local support groups for friends and family members of alcoholics and drug addicts, including Al-Anon (geared toward alcoholism) and Nar-Anon (geared toward drug addiction). For more information, visit southfloridaal-anon.org or naranonfl.org/wordpress.


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PLANE IN THE NECK When Flying With Anxious Children, The Skies Become Anything But FriendlyBY DIANNA SMITH ew parents are scared of almost everything. Well, at least I was. Riding in the car with a baby? Our vehicle crept at a snail’s pace for months. Cutting my newborn’s fingernails? I asked my mom to do it. The first bath? My husband and I put that off for weeks. While all those moments are now pretty laughable, my most vivid memory is of our daughter’s first airplane ride. The trip to West

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If you get nervous, they’ll pick up on your nervousness and become restless. So it’s always better to remain calm. Ignore and distract. And understand it will pass.

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Virginia to visit family included a crying baby, a sobbing mother (that would be me) and a very kind flight attendant who kept trying to calm us both down. Oh, and did I mention that the passengers sitting near us never stopped rolling their eyes? Flying with children, especially young ones can be tough on the 52

parent, the child and, yes, the passengers. Last February, there were actually news reports of a passenger slapping a toddler on a Delta flight to Atlanta because, he said, he could no longer tolerate the 19-month-old’s piercing screams. Scroll the message boards and you’ll find frequent flyers who believe airlines should create family

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sections in airplanes, and others who want to ban kids completely. Last year, Scoot Airlines—a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines—began offering kid-free zones to passengers. In 2012 Malaysia Airlines started banning children under age 12 from the top deck of its A380 planes to accommodate customers who paid for high-priced seats but couldn’t nap due to screaming children. But should one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch? Not all children are horrible travelers. Just ask Boca Raton mom Marion Godin. She has two boys— Christian, 4, and Patrick, 2—and if it weren’t for airplanes, she wouldn’t be able to see her family in Boston five times a year. Christian took his first flight at 10 weeks old and Patrick was just four

months. Godin takes flying with children very seriously. It’s not a relaxing, fun ride in the sky like it was during her pre-kid days. Instead, it’s work. A lot of work. And it doesn’t always go smoothly. “No one likes to be sitting next to a child. I certainly don’t enjoy it when I’m flying alone,” she admits. “Kids are kids, whether they are on a playground or a plane. It’s very stressful on the parent, but we’re trying our best.” Godin says flying with little ones is about making sure your children are happy, quiet and well-fed. She packs snacks and small toys her kids haven’t seen before and they get rewards when they behave. Sure they may jostle a seat or a tray table but if they do, Godin sternly tells them to stop.


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Les Gordon, a Boca Raton marriage and family therapist, recommends parents prepare their children for the ride beforehand, especially if their toddlers are flying for the first time. Read them books about flying and describe the airplane to them. And if a child causes trouble during the flight, give them a warning and then let them know the appropriate punishment if they don’t behave. If they’re fussy sometimes, Gordon reminds us, distraction is the best option to calm them. “If you get nervous, they’ll pick up on your nervousness and become restless,” he says. “So it’s always better to remain calm. Ignore and distract. And understand it will pass.” Fellow travelers aren’t typically as understanding. Godin has noticed passengers rolling their eyes when spotting her kids because they’re expecting chaos. But she recalls more than once when those who scowled at her family later showered them with compliments because the children behaved so well. Mark Nolting, owner of the Africa Adventure Company in Fort Lauderdale, has two boys, ages 17 and 20. He’s taken them on at least a dozen safari trips and of course,

I find it more annoying with the older people who yap your ear off and won’t leave you alone. They’re as bad as the little kids kicking the chair.

that requires very long plane rides to Africa. They were barely a year old when they took their first plane ride and he believes that’s the key to get children to fly well. If you can, start them young. “When you start children traveling early, maybe even earlier than they can remember, I think it becomes familiar and they just relax,” Nolting says. “What’s interesting is that the kids never had an is54

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sue with the flights. It’s the adults that have more of an issue with the flights.” The airlines don’t make traveling with kids easy. Some no longer allow early boarding for families and food choices are slim and no longer free. Even those cute little wings that kids can pin to their shirts now come at a price ($4 when I last checked a few months ago). Godin recalls one incident on

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the plane when her then-3-year-old needed to use the bathroom and the flight attendant told her, “You can’t go because the seatbelt sign is on,” she says. But small bladders prevailed, so she took her kid to the bathroom anyway. “You really shouldn’t do that. But what can you do?” she says. “She was young and didn’t have kids obviously.” And kids must be screened by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Making them understand that TSA staff must X-ray everything can be challenging. “For less stress, place any toys you’re bringing inside your carry-on for the screening process,” suggests

Sari Koshetz, TSA Florida spokeswoman. “Loose items in bins give a parent more work to collect them after the X-ray screening.” Godin says she wouldn’t mind if domestic airlines created family sections like Singapore Airlines did—but doesn’t think it will help because if children are fussy on a plane, you can hear them from wherever they are. Anyway, she points out, adults can be just as irritating. “I find it more annoying with the older people who yap your ear off and won’t leave you alone,” Godin says. “They’re as bad as the little kids kicking the chair.” O


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MEXICAN INDULGENCE Receive Star Treatment At The One&Only Palmilla Resort In Los CabosBY SUSAN R. MILLER tunning,” “breathtaking,” “the vacation of a lifetime.” That’s how some guests have described the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. It’s no wonder John Travolta held his 50th birthday bash here or that Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and other A-list celebrities have been spotted at the historic five-star resort. Actress Eva Longoria called the One&Only Palmilla her “favorite hotel in the entire world” while attending Condé Nast Traveler’s 85th anniversary party honoring the globe’s hottest properties. This quaint retreat, located on the Sea of Cortez at the top of the Baja Peninsula, is named to reflect how each guest is made to feel—as if they are the “one and only.” Built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the president of Mexico, the Spanish Colonial-style resort has become increasingly popular, not only with rich and famous jet setters, but with anyone looking to be pampered to the max. After expanding to 50 new rooms in 1984, adding the Palmilla Los Cabos Golf Club in 1992, and another expansion to 115 rooms in 1996, the resort became part of the One&Only hotel group in 2004 and underwent a $90 million renovation. Restaurants, a spa, pools and dozens of luxury suites were added to the 250-acre property. In 2008 the resort underwent yet another renovation, spending $30 million to add more rooms, plus the four-bedroom, 10,500-square-foot Villa Cortez beachfront home where Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 41st birthday. The resort offers 173 rooms with 12 categories of accommodations starting at 56

This quaint retreat, located on the Sea of Cortez at the top of the Baja Peninsula, is named to reflect how each guest is made to feel—as if they are the “one and only.”

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500 square feet and up to 1,780 square feet. And you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy its modern amenities, including complimentary 24-hour butler service. All rooms offer expansive ocean views, some with private verandas, and daybeds and telescopes or binoculars for catching a glimpse of gray whales breaching majestically offshore. The expansive Villa Cortez estate is located on its own private beach and designed for those seeking the utmost privacy. It includes a 12-person theater, Infinity-edge pool, spa area and state-of-

the-art fitness center, complete with a Kinesis studio. There’s also a home office, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and an exterior beachfront palapa (like a tiki hut) replete with a fire pit. Guests are treated to 24-hour butler service, as well as a household and culinary staff. Prefer to eat out? The resort offers three full-service restaurants. The Agua, perched high on a bluff with panoramic views of the water and surrounding landscape, features hybrid “Mexiterranean” cuisine by award-winning Executive Chef Larbi Dahrouch. The Market Restaurant

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by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten features Euro-Asian cuisine with Mexican ingredients. Suviche offers fresh sushi and ceviches. The Breeze Cafe offers lunch and light afternoon snacks. When it comes to pampering, this resort has it down to a science. The spa offers ancient healing techniques and modern-day services including massage therapy, facials and full-body treatments. You can also receive a free foot massage while lounging at one of two Infinityedge pools or relax at the Agua Pool, with its waterfall, meandering river and separate children’s pool. Prefer the ocean? One&Only Palmilla is the only luxury resort with swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, with Pelican Beach to the north and Turtle Beach to the south. Both offer comfortable chaise lounges, umbrellas and floating beds. For a bit more action, complimentary paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment are also available. If you have a few extra dollars to spend, we suggest you set sail on the One&Only Palmilla yacht: A two-hour excursion along the coast costs $900 and includes drinks and appetizers; a four58

It’s no wonder John Travolta held his 50th birthday bash here or that Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and other A-list celebrities have been spotted at the historic fivestar resort. Actress Eva Longoria called the One&Only Palmilla her “favorite hotel in the entire world” while attending Condé Nast Traveler’s 85th anniversary party honoring the globe’s hottest properties.

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hour snorkeling tour or sunset cruise goes for $1,400, and an 8-hour fun in the sun tour will set you back $2,500. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy tennis at one of three hard courts and two green clay courts, along with complimentary rackets, tennis balls and Gatorade. How about a little one-on-one? There’s a regulation-size basketball court fit for the likes of an NBA player just a short ride away. Also close to the resort is the Palmilla Golf Club, Jack Nicklaus’s first signature course built in Latin America. The par-72 course offers a 27-hole layout with three nines and more than 7,000 yards of fairways. Children are not left out here. The KidsOnly Club, for children ages 4 to 11, keeps little ones busy with activities ranging from golf and yoga to jewelry crafts and origami. Even piñata making and Spanish lessons are available. When you’re ready to explore off grounds, located just 10 minutes away

is the historic 18-century mission town of San Jose del Cabo, along with downtown’s shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Located 20 minutes to the west, a vibrant nightlife scene awaits. By the way, located on a nearby hill overlooking the resort is a traditional Mexican-style whitewashed chapel, the perfect spot for a wedding. The bride and groom can get hitched Cinderellastyle, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage. Who knows—maybe the next time Jennifer Aniston stays there, it will be for her wedding to Justin Theroux (or not!)… O

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ICE ICE BABY Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Solstice Explores Alaska’s FinestBY SUSAN R. MILLER hese days you can find just about anything on a cruise ship that you can on terra firma. And each year cruise-ship operators are finding new and better ways to top themselves.

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cier cruise, which sails roundtrip from Seattle between May 16 and September 5. From its Lawn Club, which features nearly a half acre of real grass where guests can go yard bowling or enjoy a picnic, to its solarium, which features a heated pool, this ship pretty much has it all. Offering modern luxury vacations onboard its fleet of 11 ships, Celebrity takes the culinary experience at sea to a new level, and guests can enjoy just that and more on Celebrity Solstice. You’ll find a variety of dining options including four specialty restaurants: Silk Harvest Restaurant, the first Asian eatery in the Celebrity fleet; Murano, a French-inspired dining experience with white-glove service; Tuscan Grille, an Italian steakhouse; and Blu, which specializes in lighter, healthier fare and is available only

to guests staying in spa-inspired Aqua Class staterooms. Looking for nightlife? Check out Quasar, a retro-chic nightclub. Or, if you prefer a more intimate atmosphere, there’s Michael’s Club, with its 64 international craft beers, fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons. Cellar Masters offers guests the chance to try a collection of wines from around the world. The Martini Bar provides a lineup of talented mixologists who present a high-energy show with drinks served on an ice-topped bar. For art enthusiasts, Celebrity Solstice offers something never seen before on a cruise ship: The Hot Glass Show is a custom-designed outdoor glassblowing studio created in collaboration with The Corning Museum of Glass. Here, guests enjoy live demonstrations of expert gaffers


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For art enthusiasts, Celebrity Solstice offers something never seen before on a cruise ship: The Hot Glass Show is a custom-designed outdoor glassblowing studio created in collaboration with The Corning Museum of Glass. Here, guests enjoy live demonstrations of expert gaffers creating one-of-a-kind, hand-blown art pieces and a chance to take one home when auctioned off. creating one-of-a-kind, hand-blown art pieces and a chance to take one home when auctioned off. When it’s time for some pampering, look no further than AquaSpa, an elite and relaxing space where decadent treatments include the Thai Herbal Poultice Massage and Elemis Oxydermy Facials. Have children? The ship will keep them entertained with Xbox stations and mobile consoles where kids—and kids at heart—can play solo or participate in tournaments. Teens can take part in iTake, a project that allows them to edit and create films of their vacation. They’ll even get to take part in the ship’s XClub Film Festival and Award Ceremony. Who knows, maybe your teen is the next Steven Spielberg or Sofia Coppola. Now that you have a taste for what’s onboard, check out some ports of call. The first stop is Ketchikan, Alaska, known as the salmon capital of the world. You’ll dock at 7 a.m. and can spend the day exploring the city or 62

taking one of the many excursions— from a 65-minute floatplane adventure over the Misty Fjords National Monument to a three-hour off-road Tomcar ride through a timber-harvested mountain trail. Maybe you prefer a backcountry jeep and canoe safari, or a zip line eco-tour? Then there’s the granddaddy of all excursions—Celebrity Exclusives. For about $3,000, a luxury vehicle will take you to your private De Havilland Beaver floatplane, where you’ll soar 3,000 feet above glaciers, granite walls, spruce forests, river valleys and mountain lakes. After a day in Ketchikan it’s back to the ship for more cruising as you head toward the spectacular Tracy Arm Fjord. Framed by mountains on either side, the fjord weaves through

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the Tongass National Forest where seals and whales can be seen in the icy waters, as bald eagles fly overhead. The next stop is Juneau, which was founded in the gold rush of 1880. There you can either explore the city or travel into the Ice Age of the famous Mendenhall Glacier by turbine-powered helicopter for breathtaking views of rainforests, alpine ridges and mountain peaks. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Take a mile-long sled ride through the rainforest, play with husky puppies and learn what goes into their care and training. The following morning you’ll awaken in Skagway, where the main street is reminiscent of an old western movie. Here you can try an Alaska Wilderness Adventure where specially designed riverboats allow you

to explore the Chilkat River. Stop for an old-fashioned hot dog roast before heading back to the ship. The next day is spent cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage, home to orca whales, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins and sea otters. You may even spot a breaching humpback whale as it hurls itself into the air. Before heading back to Seattle you’ll stop in Victoria, British Columbia for a few hours. The ship docks from 6 p.m. until midnight, so there’s time to visit Craigdarroch Castle, a Victorian landmark home dating to the 1880s. There’s also the famous 55-acre Butchart Gardens, which at night is illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. No matter how you plan your trip, you’ll go wild over Mother Nature’s coolest playground. O


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OPPOSITE PAGE: The Rutini Winery vineyards grow at the foot of the snow-topped Andes Mountains RIGHT: Avenida Sarmiento, a pedestrian street in Mendoza, is a great place for lunch

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he Rutini Winery’s vineyards stretched across the flat plain—row after row of vines marching toward the foothills of the snow-topped Andes Mountains, the world’s highest mountain range outside of Asia. I sat on a grassy slope with a few wine connoisseurs sipping the winery’s superb Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec 2009 while admiring the Aconcagua Peak, which soared 22,837 feet into a blindingly blue sky. Fantástico. Rising from the arid, high-elevation plains of Mendoza Province, the magnificent Andes lure adventurers from around the world who come here for extreme sports: mountain climbing, heli-skiing, mountain biking and kayaking in the wild rivers of melted snow rushing down the canyons. And at the end of the day, travelers enjoy the biggest adventure of all: Tasting some of the world’s best wines, including the region’s renowned malbecs, from more than 1,100 wineries in Mendoza Province, the largest wine-producing region in South America.

Rising from the arid, high-elevation plains of Mendoza Province, the magnificent Andes lure adventurers from around the world for mountain climbing, heli-skiing, kayaking… and to taste the world’s best wines.

VINE OF THE TIMES Mountaineers climb Aconcagua every year from November to March, some succumbing to exhaustion and only making it to lower base camps at 18,000 and 19,000 feet. Those final few meters to the summit can take hours, but the reward is a memory to last a lifetime, and a toast with an Argentine Champagne usually marks the moment. In winter from June to late August, expert skiers head to the Andes for ski runs on extremely difficult double-black diamond chutes, heart-pounding snowboarding, and Sno-Cat and heli-skiing at Las Leñas ski resort. The resort’s ski center, which has 29 trails and 14 lifts on the highest ski field in Argentina, is famous for its quality of snow, its range of crosscountry skiing, off-piste or backcountry skiing, as well the slalom stadium. Experienced skiers have the chance to ski at night on illuminated trails before heading off to gourmet six-course dinners, with a different Mendoza wine for every course. The resort is also known for extreme partying, as well as more sedate, and serious, wine tastings. FEBRUARY 2014

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And after all the skiing and hiking, everyone spends a few days touring the bodegas. But where to begin, when you’re looking at more than a thousand wineries? (By comparison, Napa Valley in California has a meager 450 wineries.) How long would it take me to visit Mendoza’s fine bodegas, some founded in the 19th century by Italian and French wine-making families? Years if I was really inspired. But I had plenty of good advice at the five-star Park Hyatt Mendoza, command central for wine exploration. The hotel hosts prestigious wine and food presentations including one of the world’s premier wine events, the Masters of Food and Wine. The hotel’s chefs are legendary, and on one night put together a huge traditional Argentine barbecue in the courtyard with sommeliers, who offered the proper wines. Knowledgeable concierges arrange bodega tours, make reservations for lunch and dinner at wineries, schedule transportation and advise about local food demonstrations and tastings. I spent a week at the historic hotel in the heart of Mendoza going to wineries every day; the concierges put together great itineraries including meetings with winemakers and bodega owners. Most of one crisp autumn day in May was spent at the atmospheric Familia Zuccardi winery, where clusters of plump, deep-red malbec grapes still dangled from vines that had not yet been harvested. A six-course gourmet lunch lasted four hours, each course served with a Zucca66

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rdi wine including Argentina’s national drink—malbec wine, a blue-purple blast of full-bodied intensity and drama. A Zuccardi Serie A. Malbec Rosé was served with pumpkin soup and sautéed prawns. And a Zuccardi Q. Malbec was presented with the Asado beef with truffled potatoes and gremolata. Other wines included a Zuccardi Q. Chardonnay that complemented the eggplant tempura. And last but certainly not least, I sipped the most romantic wine on the menu, the Zuccardi Malamado Viognier—fruity, fragrant and floral. Was there a whisper of lavender and perhaps a hint of apricots? It was served with cinnamon apples and chocolate crumble. The lively conversation, which got livelier with every course, included chatting with winery owner José Zuccardi. “Wine is an expression of the people and it is related to pleasure,” he told me, his sun-bronzed hand wrapped around a glass of malbec. “Your pleasure is complete when you share it with someone.” His son, Sebastián, who was in charge of planting new vineyards at higher elevations, pulled up a chair and added, “Wines communicate the place and when you drink it you can imagine the place.” And what a place the winery was. From the dining room in the glass-walled orangery I enjoyed the view of the vineyards across the dirt road. Heavy netting protected miles of vines from the fierce hail storms that are pretty much the only enemy of the grapes. Because of the arid climate, Mendoza doesn’t have many of the diseases that are in Europe. But the netting couldn’t hide the radiance of the orange and yellow autumn leaves. The winery also produces olive oil, which is headed by youngest son, Miguel, who organized an olive oil tasting for us. Every time I drink a Zuccardi wine, I will surely think of the hospitality of the Zuccardi family. “Wine is an expression of the people,” José told me. “We combine wine with music, food and art.”

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Arturaola was a professor at Lynn University’s hospitality school and wine director at the Boca Raton Resort & Club from 1989 to 2006. “That was the greatest job ever,” he said, sipping a reserve malbec on the Trapiche terrace. “I was the only guy bringing in Argentine malbec. They had never experienced it and it was a great gastronomy experience,” said Arturaola, who lives in Miami Beach. He will soon be filming a sequel to the “The Ways of Wine” in Italy. He was a celebrity at Mendoza wineries, and like his LEFT: Charlie Arturaola, famed sommelier and star of the docu-drama “The Ways of Wine,” enjoys a glass of malbec at the Casarena Bodega vineyard in Mendoza Province BELOW: Argentine wine enthusiasts Soledad Mallar and Leticia Viazzo are ready for a taste of malbec at Winery Casarena

BODEGA HOPPING The Zuccardi winery is one of many that are a short drive from the lovely city of Mendoza, which is in the northwestern part of the country near Chile. It is easy to walk and feels like a small town with about 150,000 residents, but has almost a million people in the metropolitan area. Mendoza is the gateway to the vineyards, as well as to skiing and hiking in the Andes. Sycamore trees shade the streets, sidewalks and the town’s many parks, including the huge General San Martín Park and its monument to the Army of the Andes built at the top of the Cerro de la Gloria Mountain. Winding garden paths wrap around the mountain, and small boats dock on a small lake near a waterside cafe. A few wineries are within the city of Mendoza, including the Bodega Los Toneles, a recently restored bodega founded in 1883 by an Italian wine family. Lunch there is a half-day event and includes a tour of the winery. On the day I went, a Toneles Malbec Tonel 46 was served with an aged Tbone steak with beef marrow on toast and quail eggs. A white wine, Torrontés Tonel 46—aromatic, floral, seductive—was presented with my first course of barbecued duck and grilled quince. The bodega’s chefs described each course, and the food and wine flowed at a 68

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relaxed pace conducive to conversation and good cheer. The intimate dining rooms with walls of 19th century stone and doors open to a cobblestone courtyard made a romantic setting. The Bodega Escorihuela Gascón, founded in 1884 by a young Spaniard, is also near the hotel. Celebrity chef Francis Mallmann’s 1884 Restaurant at the winery is a big draw on weekend nights. I dined at a Wine and Food Masters party set up alongside tanks of fermenting wine. A group of men including the bodega’s winemaker sang Argentine songs a cappella, a perfect complement to a grand dinner. At Trapiche Winery, founded in 1883, I ran into Charlie Arturaola, famed sommelier and star of the wine docu-drama “The Ways of Wine,” a hit at U.S. and European film festivals. Arturaola played himself in the 2009 film, which is the funny and touching story of a famed sommelier who loses his palate, which the real Arturaola certainly hasn’t.

character in the film, Mendoza winemakers persistently asked his opinion on their wines and eagerly awaited his assessments. I also visited the Casarena Bodega, a century-old winery about 20 minutes from Mendoza, which has a new Asian-Argentine fusion restaurant and a long list of awards for its reserve malbecs. At the renowned Bodega Catena Zapata, Nicolás Catena and his daughter, Laura, continue producing the famed red and white wines started by his grandfather in 1898 when he sailed to Argentina from Italy. The bodega offers some of the best wine-tasting events in the region. Travelers come to Mendoza for many reasons but first on the list is probably the enjoyment of a glass of the region’s fine wines. A great spot for sipping a malbec is the terrace in front of the Park Hyatt Mendoza’s impressive 19th century Spanish colonial columns, where I enjoyed a view of the elegant Plaza Independencia and fountains across the street. Un día perfecto. O


CONTACT: THE PARK HYATT MENDOZA will host food and wine events on April 4, June 13 and September 12, 2014. The best room in the house is the Presidential Suite. For more information, call 011-54-261-441-1234 or visit mendoza.park.hyatt.com.

LAS LEÑAS SKI RESORT is located 300 miles from Mendoza City and offers 29 trails ranging from easy to extremely difficult, ski schools, hotels and restaurants. For more information, call 011-54-260-447-1281 or visit laslenas.com/eng.

ACONCAGUA ADVENTURES offers expeditions including mountain guides, porters and mule service into the Argentine Andes. They also arrange shorter hikes on the mountain. For more information, call 011-54-9-261641-0112 or visit aconcaguaadventures.com.

A blueberry hazelnut financier and crème fraîche with pumpkin is complemented by a glass of Rutini Dulce Encabezado de Malbec 2010 at the Bodega Rutini

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hen you were a kid, did you swipe your parents’ copy of National Geographic just so you could check out the naked people? This is how many kids first learned about the magazine and its namesake organization, renowned for showcasing far-reaching parts of the world, some in which loincloths are still the outfits du jour. And when in 1999 the company expanded into travel, it created a host of trips about which most of us can only dream. We’re talking hundreds of expeditions a year to more than 60 destinations spanning seven continents, often including meet-and-greets with NG experts. The following five expeditions—ranging from a 13-day camel trek through Morocco to a 24day global journey aboard a private jet—are fascinating experiences made even more so because they’re created by the ultimate exotic travel authority.

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for a trip through its lush oasis of date palms. The next day you’ll hop into your 4x4 for a rousing ride in the sand dunes before climbing back on your camel for a trip across the desert, followed by a night camping under the stars. Day eight ends your four-legged transportation and it’s back to your 4x4 for a ride to awe-inspiring Todra Gorge, a mountain featuring a deep slice in its center with walls towering nearly 1,000 feet, where a river rushes through. The hiking continues on Day 10, where you’ll make your way through the Valley of the Roses with a stop for lunch with an indigenous Berber family, whose ancestors have lived in the region for thousands of years (imagine the stories they’ll tell). The High Atlas Mountains and Ounila Valley are last on the agenda, before continuing on to Marrakech for the final day. There you can visit the Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace before enjoying a farewell dinner. When you say goodbye to new friends and traveling companions, it may be the perfect opportunity to say, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Costs for the trip start at $5,195 per person based on double occupancy.


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History books come to life in Volgograd, Russia, known as Stalingrad during the Soviet era. It was here that Russian forces turned back the German offensive creating the first major defeat for Hitler.

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he Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express tour from Moscow is new to NG’s offerings. The ride charts a course of history along the legendary Silk Road, so named because Chinese silk traders and merchants once used it. Described by some as a “cruise ship on wheels,” it visits four countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites. There’s no roughing it here: Passengers travel in luxurious style aboard Russia’s only fully en suite private train which offers fine dining and first-class service. Modern amenities include power showers, under-floor heating, DVD/CD players, LCD TVs, remote-controlled air conditioning/heating and the like. Your journey begins in Moscow, where you’ll visit the Kremlin, the center of Russian and Soviet power since the 12th century. You’ll have the chance to visit the “Conquerors of Space” monument and learn about Russia’s space exploration from a cosmonaut, and tour Red Square, the central square of Moscow. History books come to life in Volgograd, Russia, known as Stalingrad during the Soviet era. It was here that Russian forces turned back the German offensive creating the first major defeat for Hitler and a turning point in World War II. Your train then rolls across the Karakum (Black Sands Desert) into Khiva, Uzbekistan, once a thriving trading post on the Silk Road between the 17th and 19th centuries. Step back in time as you stroll through Turkmenistan, visit the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, and the ruins of Nisa, the capital of the ancient Parthian Empire. Later, wander beneath the tile-covered domes of the 2,000-year-old city of Bukhara; visit the historic town of Samarkand, a melting pot of the world’s cultures set on the edge of the Qizilqum (Red Sands Desert); or venture into ancient mud-brick towns that call to mind the camel caravans of old (and where you still might see a camel or two). You’ll also tour Tashkent, the capital city, a patchwork of Soviet-style avenues that was rebuilt after a powerful earthquake strike in 1966 nearly leveled it. Wrap up your trip in the burgeoning business center of Almaty, Kazakhstan, located in the foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains, where you can photograph local falconers and their majestic birds and visit a traditional yurt. There you’ll say “Dasvidaniya” to new friends (which roughly translates to “until we meet again”) during a delicious farewell dinner before heading home. Prices start at $17,995 for Silver Class and $21,595 for Gold Class per person based on double occupancy. FEBRUARY 2014

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During a two-day safari at Etosha National Park, you just might spot a rare gemsbok, bare-cheeked babbler, or catch a glimpse of elephants frolicking in the water.

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ave you ever wondered how NG captures such breathtaking shots? Chris Rainier, one of the organization’s leading documentary photographers, will teach you how during this 13-day wildlife adventure through Namibia, where the only shooting is done through a lens. Pack your camera and prepare for a picture-perfect trip you’ll never forget. You’ll start in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, then head to nearby N/a’an ku sê, a research and conservation center where you will learn about NG Society’s Big Cats Initiative, which protects lions, tigers and more, before turning in for the night at the center’s eco-lodge. On day two, you’ll travel to the Okonjima Game Reserve, home of the AfriCat Foundation. This is where the “shooting” starts as you track cheetahs by foot or leopards by vehicle. As night falls, practice your low-light photography skills on

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nocturnal creatures such as the porcupine. You’ll wake early the next morning to photograph more wildlife before heading to the land of the local San people, with whom you’ll cook, search for honey, learn rope making and more. After a good night’s rest it’s off to Etosha National Park for a two-day safari where you just might spot a rare gemsbok, bare-cheeked babbler, or catch a glimpse of elephants frolicking in the water. You’ll spend the night in the private Ongava Game Reserve before heading to Palmwag Concession, a vast, arid landscape dotted with flat-top mountains, and home to one of the world’s largest natural populations of rare black rhino. The camp is part of the Save the Rhino Trust and you’ll go tracking with guides for the chance to photograph the majestic horned creatures. The following day takes you to Damaraland, a stark desert, in search of the Himba people, a seminomadic group whose women traditionally cover their skin and hair with a red paste made from ochre and fat. Your last two days will be spent at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein, home to the African continent’s single largest collection of Bushmen rock engravings, where you’ll hike and photograph Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Then it’s off to Swakopmund, a beach resort area that once served as the main harbor for the Imperial German colony. Before leaving, there’s a kayak excursion on Walvis Bay for spotting bottlenose dolphins and flamingos, followed by meet-andgreets with the local Topnaar community. This adventure will leave you with pictures you’ll never forget. Costs for the trip start at $8,595 per person based on double occupancy. FEBRUARY 2014

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his nine-day trip is really cool, literally: Not only will you learn the art of lassoing reindeer, but experience an exhilarating sled ride just miles from the Arctic Circle before turning in at a oneof-a-kind hotel made of ice. Your adventure begins in Stockholm, Sweden where a representative from NG’s Global Exploration Fund-Northern Europe will explain all the groundbreaking projects it supports before you head off to wander the city’s cobbled alleyways and visit the Vasa Museum, a 17th century royal warship. From Stockholm you’ll fly to the northernmost city of Kiruna 90 miles above the Arctic Circle for a teeth-chattering experience. The Lapland region, said to be the launching point for Santa Claus every December 25, sees snow between 175 and 225 days a year from October through May. In the summer temperatures warm up to a whopping 60 degrees. Suit up for a sledding adventure be-

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fore heading to the village of Övre Soppero, where you’ll meet your hosts who are part of the semi-nomadic Sami population, who earn their living by reindeer herding, fishing and sheep herding. Follow reindeer teams through snowcovered fields before heading to the Väkkärä Wilderness Lodge to warm up in front of the fire. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis, nature’s stunning light show. Though you may not want to stay up too late—the next day starts bright and early with your very own team of Alaskan huskies. You’ll get to drive the team over the river and through the woods as you head to your next wilderness retreat, the Sevuvuoma Lodge, where you can unwind and thaw out in the sauna. On day six you’ll head to the famed Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice. Every November about 1,000 tons of ice and 30,000 tons of “snice” (a mix of snow and ice) from the Torne River are used to build the 5,000-square-foot property, which accommodates guests through mid-April. When it begins to melt, the water goes back into the river, and the building process begins all over again. Annually the hotel features unique designs chiseled by select artists, and there’s a bar, church, reception area and accommodations for more than 100 guests. Of course, all furnishings and even the beds are made of ice. But don’t worry: Guests are provided with special sleeping bags to keep them insulated from the 25-below degrees. Costs for the trip start at $7,895 per person based on double occupancy.

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ow does visiting five continents in 24 days via private jet sound? Yep, we thought so. This decadent trip starts with a reception at NG Society’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. The next morning, it’s off to Lima, Peru where you’ll board the Hiram Bingham (named after the famed archaeologist), a privately chartered train, to Machu Picchu, home to early Inca civilizations. After some exploring, the train goes to Easter Island, Chile, for a look at the many monolithic stone statues known as “moai.” There, archaeologist and Easter Island resident Edmundo Edwards will share littleknown stories of the island’s wonders. You’ll cross the International Date Line—yes, you’ll lose a day—to arrive in Samoa, an island paradise where pure Polynesian culture still remains intact. Then it’s off to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling among the colorful sea life. Or if you prefer, explore the Daintree Rainforest and take a Dreamtime walk with an aboriginal guide through Mossman Gorge, filled with bark shelters, exotic flora and crystal streams. Days 11 and 12 take you to Angkor, Cambodia, where you’ll explore the massive temples and colonnades of the Angkor Wat temple complex before cruising to the nearby floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake. Halfway through the trip on day 13, you’ll land in Chengdu, China, home

You’ll cross the International Date Line to arrive in Samoa, an island paradise where pure Polynesian culture still remains intact. Then it’s off to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling among the colorful sea life or exploring the Daintree Rainforest with an aboriginal guide.

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to giant pandas at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. Then it’s off to Tibet for a visit to the capital of Lhasa (which means “Ground of the Gods”), located on one of the world’s highest plateaus and home to Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama. Before you can say zài jiàn (goodbye in Chinese) there’s a visit to the Taj Mahal and trip into Kachhpura, a village in Agra inhabited by the indigenous Harijan residents. From there you’ll be whisked to Tanzania to explore the Serengeti, or if you’d rather, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, considered a breathtaking natural wonder.

The final days of your trip will be spent either in Egypt or Jordan—it’s your choice—where you’ll either explore the pyramids or visit the lost city of the Nabataeans. Finally, you’ll visit Marrakech, Morocco where you can stroll the Djemaa el Fna, a lively square with snake charmers, acrobats and magicians. Or for a more relaxing day, check out the Majorelle Garden with its rare plants from five continents. You’ll be treated to a goodbye banquet before heading home with a suitcase full of memories. Prices start at $70,950 per person based on double occupancy. O


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THIS PAGE: A koala clings to a eucalyptus tree in Australia, where private jet travelers can discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest; Jordan’s lost city of Petra, carved into rose-red cliffs by the ancient Nabataean people; travelers on the jet expedition explore 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including India’s magnificent Taj Mahal OPPOSITE PAGE: the mysterious moai of Easter Island are believed to have been carved, transported, and erected between A.D. 1400 and 1600

For more information about any of these expeditions, call 1-888-966-8687 or visit nationalgeographicexpeditions.com. Please call in advance in case prices change. Note that airfare is not included in packages.

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MAKING MEMORIES: Sean Domnick with wife Kelly, and kids Maddie, Katie and Sean Jr. (Below) an elephant ride in Zimbabwe

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“I said, sai aid, d, ‘All ‘Al Alll the the reasons reas re a ons we want wan nt to do do this still exist and having you guys sit at h ll dh home with me, there’s no benefit to it,’” he recalls. Sean and Kelly agreed to cancel Asia and Australia and kept Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In August 2012, shortly after the two celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary, Kelly left with the kids for Russia. They kept a blog and used FaceTime and Skype so that Sean could feel he was still part of the trip. “Thank God, because during those times I wasn’t able to be with them, the fact that I could see them made all the difference in the world,” he says. Sean not only had to stay behind for health reasons, but because of work. He was the attorney for President Barack Obama’s campaign in West Palm Beach during the election and because of the defective ballots debacle he was working 20-hour days. When that fiasco ended, he represented then-newly elected Congressman Patrick Murphy as opponent Allen West questioned ballot counts with St. Lucie County election officials. When he finally joined the family about two months after they’d left, Sean says, “My tank was below empty.”


Though he managed to remember and pack six jars of peanut butter and some root beer—both dire requests from his children. “They needed that little piece of home there,” Sean says. After he left Palm Beach County, family members regularly checked on the Domnick home and, eventually, close friends moved in because they were in transition and needed a place to live. Sean continued to work while away thanks to wireless Internet connections, and had to return to South Florida three times for work purposes. Those were the times when the children became homesick, Katie says, when their dad wasn’t around. But once he rejoined them, thoughts of South Florida disappeared and they were ready to start their next adventure. Fortunately for them, there was a new one every day.

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Living Large This time last year, the Domnicks were finishing their stay in South Africa and about to head for Rome, where Sean Jr. spent his 15th birthday eating sushi instead of the coveted Italian food for which Italy is known. (“It was kind of weird to eat sushi in Rome,” Sean Jr. admits, “but we had been there for four weeks at that point!”) In South Africa, they spent time riding ostriches and elephants, and it was Maddie’s favorite place because she’s obsessed with animals. It was also the place where the then-7-year-old befriended a little boy her age. “Being away from my friends was hard,” she confesses. “But Africa was a beautiful place.” Another highlight of Maddie’s travels was in Russia, where she ordered what she thought was a traditional hot chocolate in a bookstore cafe. However, instead of milk and cocoa mixed together, she was served a bowl of melted chocolate topped with marshmallows. “It was real chocolate you could eat with a spoon,” she recalls. “I mean, we should have that in America!” Sean Jr. found that he loved Barcelona and learning about French military history. He also discovered that he enjoys cooking after actually butchering a duck in Paris.

Katie, the oldest, will never forget France because she served as the translator for her family (her years of studying French had paid off ) and, in Russia, she was mesmerized by the gigantic palaces. She turned 17 in Barcelona (“When do you get the chance to celebrate your birthday in Barcelona?!” she says) and on their last stop, in London, she so adored

examine yourself,” Kelly says. “We realized that there are many ways to live life and it is up to us to reset ourselves and our priorities. I am still working on my to-do list … but I guess that is life.” They highly recommend travel for families, stressing that trips need not be as long, lavish or involved as theirs was. (Kelly didn’t reveal the cost of their

E REMOVE “LEAVING HOME ALLOWS YOU TO UTINE AN D ND RO YOURSELF FROM YOUR EVERYDAY THAT THERE EXAMINE YOURSELF. WE REALIZED D IT IS UP TO ARE MANY WAYS TO LIVE LIFE AN PRIORITIES.” R – Kelly Domnick US TO RESET OURSELVES AND OU the city that she told her mom she plans to move there after college. During their travels, the family stayed in apartments as much as possible so they could immerse themselves in the various cultures and live like locals. And for 280 days, that’s how it felt. Still, their travels weren’t all sunshine and roses. Kelly had her wallet stolen in Italy; relatives back in the United States became ill; Maddie got food poisoning in Budapest and Katie was so sick in Egypt that a doctor had to give her a shot in her hotel room. Kelly learned that clothes dryers were a luxury and that not every child will eat adventurous food that looks and smells funny. (Hence the six jars of peanut butter Sean brought from home.) Then there was the arguing. Like any family, being around each other almost all the time can be, well, annoying. Not having time alone was the biggest complaint of the trip. Sean Jr. and Katie would go for walks separately if they needed personal space and Maddie Skyped with her best friend from home so she could communicate with someone her own age. What about Kelly and Sean? They’d steal walks together whenever they could and, since their older kids were mature enough to watch Maddie, even squeezed in the occasional dinner out. And while they planned the trip to provide their kids with extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime lessons, they learned just as much. “Leaving home allows you to remove yourself from your everyday routine and

trip, though Sean estimated between $400,000 and $600,000.) Whether you travel nationally or abroad, for a few weeks or a few months—just do it, says Sean. “There are a million excuses why not to do something like this, but every reason in the world to do it,” he says. “Start small and build big if that’s what works for you. Every journey requires someone to take a step, so take that step. You’ll never regret it.” O

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uphoric doesn’t begin to describe how I feel each time I visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s ancient capital, birthplace of “Harry Potter” and the scene of so many amazingly gritty, historic and luxurious adventures. Situated in the southeast of Scotland, Edinburgh is the city of choice to visit year-round—not only for thousands of international tourists, but for many Scots who enjoy exploring some of the United Kingdom’s most important historic sites and taking part in unparalleled seasonal festivities. Top cultural and sports events also rank high on the list of things to do in the city that hosts the Scottish Parliament, as do exceptional shopping and fine dining. Certainly, many will have Edinburgh in their travel sights this summer as the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup are both set to take place in Scotland.

HUB OF THE ACTION Traveling to Scotland from South Florida usually takes a full day, with two airplane flights. But the moment you arrive in Edinburgh, you know your efforts are worthwhile. A taxi ride from the airport begins your journey through time where the Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian and Enlightenment periods meet modern times in a continuum of experiences that exhilarates the senses. You’ll probably want to stay somewhere in Edinburgh’s city center, with its notable sites and excellent restaurants all within walking distance of one another. During your taxi ride into town, you’ll pass homes, shops and buildings that are hundreds of years old, located on winding streets that reveal centuries of history. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town are within yards of each other, separated by the city center’s scenic main artery, Princes Street, which runs along Princes Street Gardens. The gardens are popular for lounging and picnicking in spring and summer, with their magnificent floral blooms and musical concerts. It’s also the place to find spectacular Christmas markets, decorations and carnival rides in the late fall and early winter.

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THINKING OF DRINKING When in Scotland enjoying high tea is a must and there’s an excellent one at the five-star Balmoral Hotel, home of the landmark legendary clock tower on Princes Street. The hotel, which houses an exceptional spa, offers one of the best Champagne high teas in Scotland. One of Edinburgh’s most popular sites for more than 100 years, guests are greeted by a footman clothed in traditional kilted Scottish dress. High tea takes place in the Palm Court, an intimate, elegant room with a breathtaking painted dome ceiling. Servers are uniformed, friendly and attentive, offering Champagne as guests choose from a menu of exotic and traditional teas. A delightful selection of light sandwiches—sans crusts—is presented on a tiered serving plate, along with myriad sweets including Scottish shortbread and scones with clotted cream and jam. Most of the Balmoral’s renovated rooms and suites offer impressive views of the castle and Old Town, so it’s not surprising that J.K. Rowling was inspired to finish her last “Harry Potter” book in one of them, according to hotel officials. (Rowling also wrote most of the first “Harry Potter” book in The Elephant House, one of the best gourmet coffee and tea houses in Edinburgh known for attracting writers such as crime and mystery authors Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall-Smith.) When it’s time for more adult libations, nearby in New Town you’ll find the rollicking pubs of Rose Street, a cherished starting point for pub crawls throughout the city, an Edinburgh tradition enjoyed for hundreds of years. As the Scots say, the pubs here are located “very close to each other and in a nice, straight line so you won’t get lost.” And they’re open until the wee hours of the morning. Pubs typically offer live music, seasonal treats such as mulled wine and mince pies, and a long list of famous Scottish ales and whiskeys to sample. These are excellent places to try local classic local fare, including the infamous haggis: a mixture of beef or lamb mixed with onions, oatmeal and spices, then cooked in a sheep’s stomach lining and served with turnips and mashed potatoes (though Scots will tease tourists, telling them that haggis is a creature that roams the hills only to be caught seasonally). While many are loathe to try the country’s most maligned dish, others find it quite tasty. From this vantage point you can also see Old Town’s majestic hillside profile dominated by Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, where it’s been since at least the 12th century. Every day except Sunday, locals are reminded of the city’s royal and military presence when a booming cannon gun goes off precisely at 1 p.m. Dotting the hillside downward are stunning examples of Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian and Georgian architecture housing modern boutiques, shops, restaurants, hotels and historic landmarks of the Royal Mile, Old Town’s high street. This succession of streets is considered the main thoroughfare and runs downhill between two of the most important historic locations in the country, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. While wandering along Princes Street, you’ll notice the towering Victorian-Gothic-style Scott Monument, dedicated to author Sir Walter Scott. You’ll also want to check out Jenners, the country’s oldest department store, and nearby Edinburgh Waverly Railway Station, which gained international fame after being featured in the film, “Trainspotting,” and is still active today. 88

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WALK IT OFF After your pub experience, it might be a good idea to take a stroll down George Street. Created in the late 1700s, it was designed to be the central street of New Town and is named for King George III. It connects historic Charlotte and St. Andrew squares, and features prominent statues of notables including King George IV. Buildings to check out include St. Andrew’s (patron saint of Scotland) and St. George’s (patron saint of England) West Church, the Assembly Rooms and The Dome. Writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s home is also nearby and available to tour. This area also features some of the UK’s top shops, including Hamilton & Inches, a 150-year-old jewelry store. Across St. Andrew Square are some of the most expensive stores in Edinburgh, such as Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Links of London, Reiss, Kurt Geiger and the chic department store Harvey Nichols. A favorite of the trendy set since its 2002 arrival in Edinburgh, Harvey Nichols offers five floors of beauty, clothing and culinary luxury, capped off by incredible views of the city and the Firth of Forth river area—especially at night. A full range of European designer brands for men and women—even hard-to-find ones— are plentiful within the first four floors of the store (where you can also enjoy Champagne manicures and other spa services). But for foodies, nirvana is found on the fifth floor. Sweets lovers cannot resist the Chocolate Lounge, a sweets bar with fondues in various flavors, a selection of gourmet chocolate brioche, chocolate croissants and chocolate drinks, plus savory treats paired with Champagne and served via conveyor belt. Another conveyor beltthemed restaurant, Yo! Sushi offers a menu of Japanese favorites. There’s also Harvey Nichols’ Forth Floor Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie (named for the river) which serves award-winning specialties. For an amazing assortment of take-home gourmet treats, visit Harvey Nichols’ food and wine shop. To reach Edinburgh’s Old Town, walk the historic George IV Bridge, a route that leads to the Royal Mile. Along the way, you’ll pass The Scotsman hotel, once home of The Scotsman newspaper, which was founded in the 1700s and has since relocated.

When you reach the Royal Mile, be sure to visit The World’s End pub, named so because it’s supposedly built on the spot where Scotland lost one THE BALMORAL HOTEL: of its many battles for independence to the Engroccofortehotels.com lish (not that the Scots hold a grudge…much). (click to The Balmoral Hotel); 011-44-131-556-2414 Climb farther up the hill toward Edinburgh Castle and you’ll see historical markers revealing HARVEY NICHOLS: Edinburgh’s long-term importance as a vibrant harveynichols.com/stores/Edinburgh; 011-44-131-524-8388 capital. But you’ll also see the more mysterious, PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE: darker sides of the city: The stomping grounds royalcollection.org.uk of body snatchers Burke and Hare; Mary King’s (click on Palace of Holyroodhouse); Close, where victims of the plague were left to 011-44-131-556-5100 die; the 16th century home in which fanatical EDINBURGH CASTLE: religious reformer John Knox perished; and the edinburghcastle.gov.uk; 011-44-131-225-9846 Vaults, where grave robbers plied their trade in the Victorian era. Candlelit night tours of the VISIT SCOTLAND TOURISM: edinburgh.org; vaults are favorites of tourists, who are regaled by 011-44-845-859-1006 tales of executions and ghosts that many believe still haunt Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. ABOVE: Terrace dining Visit The Scotch Whisky Experience to learn about Scotat The Forth Floor land’s ‘water of life,’ and as you approach the castle, have lunch Restaurant in Harvey Nichols at The Witchery restaurant, the site where hundreds of years ago witches were routinely executed. Leave plenty of time to tour the castle and see the crown jewels of Scotland. Then continue back down the Royal Mile, stopping to shop for souvenirs at the many Scottish-themed stores, and be sure to visit the delectable Fudge House, the Christmas Shoppe, and Corniche, where you’ll find cuttingedge clothing by designers such as Vivienne Westwood. At the bottom of the Royal Mile, you’ll see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland. During your tour, you’ll hear the haunting tale of Mary, Queen of Scots—Scotland’s most infamous queen, whose history in the country still sparks controversy. But don’t let Queen Mary’s story scare you off Edinburgh. There’s too much to see and do in this vibrant and fascinating city. O

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The 10 Most Romantic Vacations On Earth—Because You’re Worth It

WITH VALENTINE’S DAY UPON US, WE’D BE REMISS NOT TO PROVIDE SOME SCINTILLATING VACATION SUGGESTIONS. WHEN CUPID STRIKES THIS YEAR CONSIDER BOOKING ROUND-TRIP TICKETS TO ONE OF THESE 10 DREAMY DESTINATIONS, HAND-PICKED FOR THEIR ROMANCE QUOTIENT. WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO FIND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW IN SEVILLE, OR WHERE TO ENJOY THE MOST ROMANTIC DINNER IN PARIS?

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. HOW ABOUT THE BEST PLACE TO STEAL A KISS IN CROATIA, HAWAII OR SAN FRANCISCO? WE’VE GOT THAT, TOO. PERHAPS YOU’D ENJOY A SUNSET CRUISE ALONG THE FRENCH POLYNESIAN ISLANDS, A CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH THE COBBLESTONE STREETS OF BRUGES OR A STROLL THROUGH YOUR OWN PRIVATE PARK IN NEW YORK CITY? THAT’S WHAT WE THOUGHT. BETTER GET PACKING.

Imagine a nostalgic carriage ride, you and your honey wrapped up in warm blankets as you meander down cobblestone streets past beautiful historic churches, picture-perfect market squares and soaring buildings. In Bruges, even the wind whispers romance. Chocolate is romantic in any language, but Belgian chocolate evokes a special passion (be sure to try some). Where to stay:

THE PAND ROMANTIC LUXURY HOTEL Just steps from historic Burg Square, this former 18th century carriage house has been converted to a 90

MAUI, HAWAII ABOVE: A carriage ride through Burg Square in Bruges (LEFT) the historic Belfry of Bruges

your paramour enjoy assorted gourmet offerings. (Call 011-32-50-447-650 or visit dieswaene.be and click on Pergola Kaffee.) charming boutique hotel where couples are treated to Champagne breakfasts, cozy fires in the library and high-end, comfortable quarters. Its tranquil location near the idyllic canals makes the perfect place for arm-in-arm strolls. (Call 011-32-50-340-666 or visit pandhotel.com.)

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By the Lake of Love at Minnewaterpark. Located in the south of Bruges, local legend claims that if you walk over the lake’s bridge with your partner, the two of you will experience eternal love. Step slowly, take in stunning scenery and savor the moment.

Guests are treated to an intimate dining experience at Pergola Kaffee, located inside the Hotel Die Swaene. Ask for a table perched along one of the most romantic, picturesque canals of Bruges, then relax while you and

Romance is part of the daily fabric in Maui, which Condé Nast Traveler named No. 1 on its list of “Top 25 Islands in the World.” Where else can you enjoy both an intimate sunrise atop a 10,000-foot-tall volcano and a vibrant sunset on a six-mile stretch of shoreline? Where to stay:

_ TRAVAASA HANA Experience complete serenity at this world-class spot, where guestrooms intentionally have no televisions, radios or clocks. This allinclusive resort sits on the easternmost tip of Maui,

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enabling guests to be first on the island to watch the sunrise. Located on Kaihalulu Bay, the resort offers true seclusion amid palm trees and grassy hills—a true taste of Old Maui. Book an intimate Sea Ranch Cottage and secure your own private lanai and hot tub. (Call 808359-2401 or visit travaasa.com/hana.) Where to dine:

SON’Z MAUI AT SWAN COURT This Hyatt Regency restaurant offers fine cuisine and Hawaii’s most extensive wine cellar. Not only are the offerings superb, but the ambiance will have your heart doing the hula—think openaired dining with a tropical waterfront view. It’s the perfect candlelit spot to share a slice of Chocolate Lava Cake. (Call 808-667-4506 or visit sonzrestaurant.com.)

placed on the 100 Most Endangered World Monuments list. Where to stay:

HOTEL DRISCO Located in an exclusive area in the Pacific Heights, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Hotel Drisco is surrounded by multimillion-dollar mansions and great shopping districts. One of San Francisco’s top-rated hotels, it offers a full pillow menu, bikes for borrowing, luxury bath amenities, complimentary

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Crissy Field. Part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, a walking trail offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. If your timing’s right, you can catch the sunset over the Bay as you head west, and the city lights on your way back. Or walk the beach, where jetties provide the perfect perch for a salty kiss.

Located where the Pacific Ocean meets the bay, it’s easy to see why Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. The cosmopolitan home to the Golden Gate Bridge is perfect for long romantic cruises, cable car rides or city strolls where you can check out the pastel-colored homes that jut from steep roadsides. Don’t miss the Conservatory of Flowers, a stunning spot

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Under the Pont des Arts. Built in the early 1800s, the famous footbridge is the spot for lovers to memorialize their mutual feelings. Sweethearts from around the world go there to attach padlocks

Paris, aka, the City of Love, has long been renowned as the epicenter

CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The Eiffel Tower in Paris at sunset; a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field in San Francisco; Acquerello’s ridged pasta with foie gras, black truffle and marsala; intimate dining in Acquerello

emblazoned with their initials and messages before throwing the locks’ keys into the Seine River below. Many then choose to seal the moment—with a French kiss, of course.

wine receptions and continental breakfasts. (Call 800-634-7277 or visit hoteldrisco.com.)

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the City of Lights. (Call 33-1-45-55-61-44 or visit lejulesverne-paris.com.)

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In front of a waterfall along _ the Hana Highway, a breathtaking 50-mile road that winds past botanical gardens, taro patches, verdant rainforests and waterfall pools. Spend a day cruising this celebrated route and stop for a smooch by a waterfall along the way.

of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland. Located in the heart of Paris, guests receive the royal treatment, including rooms with private terrace views of the Eiffel Tower and Seine River. Before hitting the town, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the exclusive spa, which recently made Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot Spas” list.

You’ll enjoy Italian dining at its finest at this warmly lit Michelin-star restaurant. Located in the Nob Hill neighborhood in a former chapel, the recently renovated 45-seat space features arches, a rustic woodbeamed vaulted ceiling and warm Mediterranean colors. Choose from three-, four- or five-course prix fixe menus at this charming local favorite. (Call 415-567-5432 or visit acquerello.com.)

for romance, steeped in art, history, gorgeous gardens and decadent dining. We’re quite sure the architecture was sculpted specifically to be a backdrop for lovers’ photographs. Where to stay:

THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL You’ll find Old World elegance at its finest at this charming five-star Parisian retreat, the former home

(Call 33-1-53-67-19-98 or visit shangri-la.com/paris.) Where to dine:

LE JULES VERNE Located on the second floor of the iconic Eiffel Tower, you’ll be treated to a gourmet meal and fine wine at the restaurant owned by legendary chef Alain Ducasse. There’s no better place in Paris to share a decadent meal and take in the sights of

Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik sits right next to the sea. Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik,” and we can’t disagree. Winding paths between villages showcase valleys, vineyards and vistas. Hold hands walking through Old Town’s streets and relish in the beautiful churches and gothic architecture of this United FEBRUARY 2014

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Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture World Heritage Site. Where to stay:

HOTEL VILLA DUBROVNIK With “Romance Forever” as the hotel’s slogan, Villa Dubrovnik sets a high bar for itself—and succeeds. This luxurious five-star boutique destination is perched above the crystal Adriatic Sea, sitting on the cliffs above the St. Jacob precinct. Tranquility and seclusion top the list at this award-winning spot; relax on the private beach or enjoy a cocktail in the shade of a gazebo. (Call 011-385-20-500-300 or visit villa-dubrovnik.hr.) Where to dine:

NAUTIKA RESTAURANT You’ll rethink the meaning of seaside dining at Nautika, which in 2008 Condé Nast Traveler named the sixth “Most Romantic Restaurant in the World.” It’s easy to see why. Located on the very outskirts of the sea at Pile, alongside the western entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, it’s an idyllic spot for unique terrace dining overlooking the sea and fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar. Master Chef Mario Bunda always uses the freshest organic fruits, vegetables and catches of the day. (Call 011-385-2044-25-26 or visit nautikarestaurant.com.)

city, whether you’re enjoying the sunset at St. Marks Square or a lazy lunch on the Grand Canal.

backdrop for an island kiss atop a historically charming fort, which towers above the land. You’ll feel on top of the world, too.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK New York City didn’t become one of the world’s most famous metropolises by accident. The contrast of beaming skyscrapers to blossoming parks gives it a personality and vibrancy that can only be felt in person. This vibrant concrete jungle is the epicenter for just about everything— from fashion to food, and especially romance.

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On top of Fort Royale on the island of Lokrum. The gorgeous green island is just a 15-minute boat ride from Dubrovnik out of Old Town. Its subtropical vegetation lends the perfect

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This classic boutique hotel, which was built in 1925 and renovated in 2006, oozes romance with its grand chandeliers, modern

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appointments and rotating 20th century art collection featuring everyone from Andy Warhol to JeanMichel Basquiat. Luxury abounds here, from the wellappointed suites to the rooftop terrace that overlooks Gramercy Park—the city’s only private park where guests have exclusive access. (Call 212-930-3300 or visit gramercyparkhotel.com.) Where to dine:

ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA Located in a charming 18th century carriage house nestled in the heart of the West Village, this restaurant’s fairytale vibe radiates from the moment you walk in through the refinished barn doors. Expect to see roaring fireplaces, sparkling chandeliers and a pianist belting

out tunes on a baby grand. (Call 212-255-8649 or visit oneifbyland.com.) Best place to steal a kiss:

On Bow Bridge in Central Park. This iconic spot has set the stage for lovers in films such as “Manhattan,” “The Way We Were” and “Keeping the Faith.” The surrounding woodlands change colors with the seasons and it’s a favorite spot for photographers, who capture stunning shots of Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.

VENICE, ITALY With baroque buildings, gondola rides, piazzas, opera and all the wine you could want, Venice is a veteran when it comes to allout romance. There’s always love in the air in this Italian

Located on the famed Grand Canal, this 18th century home-turnedgothic-style luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Venice, just minutes from St. Mark’s Square and a vibrant shopping and cultural area. Check out their “Romancing the Stars” package, which includes three nights, a romantic dinner for two, gondola ride and more. (Call 01139-041-241-3111 or visit ilpalazzovenezia.com.) Where to dine:

L’ALCOVA RESTAURANT Gaze at your amore while savoring the cuisine at L’Alcova Restaurant, located inside the Ca’Sagredo Hotel. Wine and dine on the intimate terrace overlooking the glimmering waters of the Canal Grande while enjoying Chef Michele Potenza’s fresh ingredients from land and sea. (Call 39-0412413111 or visit casagredohotel.com/ restaurant-and-bar.)


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We know it might sound cheesy, but you really must share a lingering kiss on a romantic gondola ride while being serenaded in the language of love. There’s no better opportunity for a romantic proposal.

BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA Travel + Leisure readers voted Bora Bora the No. 1 “Island for Romance” and by the looks of its exotic landscape and serene isolation, we’d have to agree. The jagged Mount Otemanu, tiny islets and colorful marine life seduce couples with their beauty. Where to stay:

FOUR SEASONS RESORT BORA BORA This resort has romance down to a science—there’s even a Romance Menu with amenities including inflatable floating loveseats and Chocolate Fantasy desserts. Stay in a private thatched-roof bungalow overlooking a turquoise lagoon in the South Pacific. Talk about setting the mood for love. (Call

011-689-603-130 or visit fourseasons.com/borabora.) Where to dine:

LA VILLA MAHANA With only seven tables inside a dreamy Tuscanstyle house located on a quiet lane, this intimate dining spot assures couples some sweet alone time. Opt for the fixed four- or five-course meals with wine pairings—noted Chef Damien Rinaldi-Dovio’s menu won’t disappoint. (Call 011-689-675-063 or visit villamahana.com.) Best place to steal a kiss:

Lock lips as you sail along the outer islets on a sunset cruise. The bow of a boat is the perfect place to snuggle up with your partner as the sun disappears behind the horizon.

SEVILLE, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN Seville is a coveted destination for travelers and lovers alike—it’s located in the valley of the Guadalquivir River and charms visitors with winding narrow streets lined with vibrant orange blossoms and Moorish architecture. Experience

authentic Spanish culture— flamenco, tapas, strumming guitars—and discover as a couple the many cultural secrets the city has to share. Where to stay:

HOTEL DOÑA MARÍA The rooftop pool and bar at Hotel Doña María offers rare and spectacular views of illuminated Seville at night. Located in a historic district, the four-star hotel retains an Old Town feel—cozy and authentic. It’s within proximity to must-see spots including the Santa Cruz district, Park of Maria Luisa and the Guadalquivir River, the fifth-longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. (Call 01134-954-224-990 or visit hdmaria.com.) Where dine:

THE ABADES TRIANA Overlooking the Guadalquivir River, this fine dining eatery provides enchanting epicurean experiences. It’s popular for weddings because

of its intimate urban glow, panoramic lounge window, and views of the Golden Tower, The Giralda and other iconic structures. It’s also a great place to pop the question—and then get married. (Call 011-34-954-286-459 or visit abadestriana.com.)

No two rooms are alike at The Screen, Kyoto’s first boutique hotel, which offers 13 creative styles from which to choose (making it a favorite among creative types). There’s also a trendy on-site restaurant, urbanstyle bar and it’s in close proximity to Kyoto Imperial Park, Kamo River and other iconic shrines and structures. And did we mention there’s a wedding chapel on site? (Call 011-81-75-252-1113 or visit screen-hotel.jp/en.) Where to dine:

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In one of the city’s “kissing lanes,” a nickname for the narrow spaces located between Seville’s closely engineered buildings. They’re considered city trademarks— challenge your significant other to squeeze into one with you and pucker up.

Locating this restaurant isn’t easy, as it’s nestled between buildings near the notable Gion district, where geishas can be spotted. But it’s worth it: You’ll have plenty of time to stare into each other’s eyes while savoring sake over one of its renowned 10-course meals. (Call 011-81-75-532-0025 or visit karyo-kyoto.jp/gion.)

KYOTO, JAPAN Wooden Zen temples, lush gardens, tea houses and ancient palaces make this city one of Japan’s loveliest and most tranquil destinations. One of the oldest metropolises in Asia, Kyoto is home to myriad cultural festivals, Japanese attractions, fine restaurants and natural wonders.

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Kyoto Botantical Garden. Imagine strolling hand in hand amid the vibrant colors and enchanting scents, locking lips by the orchids and bromeliads. Spring and fall are the best months to catch the most beautiful blooms. O FEBRUARY 2014

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how to deal with different people and to

Georgedakis, aka, “The Good Greek,”

country and internationally. “One of the

be a leader during crisis situations,” says

makes sure everything goes smoothly. A

many things that sets us apart from our

Georgedakis, who has led All My Sons

sports enthusiast and radio personality,

competitors is that we hire professional

Moving & Storage for almost 20 years.

Georgedakis

furniture handlers after extensive back-

leads

the

experienced

Georgedakis was dubbed “The Good Greek” when he began co-hosting the

“ONE OF THE MANY THINGS THAT SETS US APART FROM OUR COMPETITORS IS THAT WE HIRE PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE HANDLERS AFTER EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND SCREENINGS AND TESTS.”

“All My Sons Day Radio Show,” which airs Sunday Mornings on WZZR Real Radio 94.3 FM. Topics range from local community events, South Florida’s pro sports teams, the area’s real estate and moving

professionals at All My Sons Moving &

ground screenings and tests,” Georgeda-

Storage, the official mover for the four

kis says. “As a result, our customers feel se-

trends. Looking ahead, “The Good Greek”

teams. Last year, Georgedakis received

cure with entrusting their prized personal

believes more people will be moving to

a 2013 championship ring from the Miami

possessions to our team.”

South Florida thanks to the region’s im-

Heat. “I wear my Heat ring everywhere

“The Good Greek” attributes much of

proving economy and lack of harsh win-

as a symbol of greatness and I am proud

his business success to his previous ca-

ters. “And, we have many more world

of our partnership with them,” boasts

reer as a police officer in North Miami.

championships to look forward to,” he

Georgedakis.

After joining the force at 19, Georgedakis

says, holding up his glittering Heat ring.

All My Sons Moving and Storage of West Palm Beach is located at 15827 Guild Court, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-233-7900 or visit allmysons.com.

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Elegant Design Steve Brown Of Brown’s Interior Design Helps Clients Make Magic At Home Steve Brown

ave a chat with Steve Brown and

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time, Brown’s Interior Design offers the ser-

With a full service drafting department and

soon you will find your match

vices and furnishings selection you need

their own warehouse, deliveries are made

made in interior design heaven: An owner

to make your home a truly spectacular

on the company’s own trucks by carefully

who pairs designers and clients together

place to live. Brown’s 10,000-square-foot

trained installation crews.

to create a home environment that

showroom in Boca Raton displays furniture

“The connection between you and

represents their personal taste and style.

from leading manufacturers, and lighting,

the right designer is my top priority, and I

For more than 35 years, Brown and his family have been consulting with clients throughout Palm Beach County from their showrooms in Boca Raton and Jupiter to provide the first-quality assistance required for designing exceptional residences.

“IN ADDITION TO FINDING THE PERFECT DESIGNER TO MEET YOUR NEEDS, WE ALSO KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO COMPLETE YOUR HOME WITH THE MOST EXEMPLARY APPOINTMENTS IN THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY.”

“We consult with you to develop an understanding of your lifestyle, taste and

artwork and accessories from all over the

very much enjoy the ‘matchmaking’ role

budget so we can create a showplace

world, plus an extensive in-house library

I have in finding the right chemistry be-

with you as the focus,” Brown says. “Our

that is unequaled in the area.

tween client and professional,” he says.

designers provide expert assistance and

Brown’s professional designers bring

“In addition to finding the perfect design-

give you the personalized attention you

you a wealth of expertise and creativ-

er to meet your needs, we also know how

deserve.”

ity, while their support staff’s attention to

important it is to complete your home

Whether you prefer complete turn-key

detail make the design of your home a

with the most exemplary appointments in

service or want to design one room at a

pleasurable experience from start to finish.

the most efficient way.”

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

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Superior Service Ron and Gary Reshefsky Of Century Risk Advisors Are Experts In Customized Insurance Solutions

Gary and Ron Reshefsky

ith years of experience in handling

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leadership, the independent agency be-

industry. Gary’s insurance career over the

risk by offering solutions most

came the largest in Palm Beach County.

last 10 years has been expansive with him

beneficial to companies and high-net-

In 1997, Century Financial Services was

taking on Senior Executive roles at large

worth families, the team of professionals at

acquired by a national insurance broker,

insurance brokerages.

Century Risk Advisors has a proven track

which became the 9th largest broker in the

“We pride ourselves on being trusted

record of success.

United States. With Century Risk Advisors,

professionals who help clients find the best

Ron has recreated the culture, environment

way to manage risk, rather than just being

Father and son principals, Ron and Gary

sellers of insurance,” Ron says.

“WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS WHO HELP CLIENTS FIND THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE RISK, RATHER THAN JUST BEING SELLERS OF INSURANCE.”

The CRA Private Client team of professionals understands insurance is not a one size fits all for individuals with significant personal assets. CRA specializes in tailoring individual programs for clients that

Reshefsky, lead Century Risk Advisors’ highly

and success of his earlier insurance firm to

have multiple homes, high-performance

skilled staff, all of whom have worked at na-

provide consultative insurance and risk

vehicles, watercrafts, fine arts, jewelry and

tional insurance brokerages handling com-

management services for their Business In-

collections to ensure personal assets are

plex corporate and multinational accounts.

surance and Personal Lines clients.

properly protected.

Ron is well-known in the insurance

Gary, who earned a BBA in Finance from

Century Risk Advisors’ possesses a depth

industry for the success of his previous

The George Washington University and a JD

of knowledge and resources that allows

company,

Services,

and MBA from the University of Miami, has

us to adapt to the specific needs of our

which he founded in 1983. Under his

a significant background in the insurance

clients, Gary notes.

Century

Financial

Century Risk Advisors is located at 2600 North Military Trail, Suite 240, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-409-2420 or visit centuryriskadvisors.com.

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Caring And Community Robert Weinroth Of Freedom Medical Services Works To Serve The City Of Boca Raton

Robert Weinroth

A

s a business leader devoted to serv-

the Rotary Club of Boca Raton, where he

profit’s campus as a safe and nurturing place

ing his community, Robert Weinroth

supports their mission of “Changing Lives;

for children in need. The couple, who have

is ready to become a member of the

Building Futures.” He takes great pride in his

four sons, is especially devoted to causes

Boca Raton City Council.

work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for

focused on helping the most vulnerable

the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the

members of the Boca Raton community.

The commitment, which Weinroth hopes to fulfill in the city’s election on March 11, is the culmination of more than 20 years

needs of abused and neglected children. Robert was elected president of his home-

“I hope to be an active part of the longrange planning needed to ensure Boca

of his work to create and build a business in Boca Raton, and give back to his community through leadership roles in many of its not-for-profit institutions. An attorney and president of Freedom

“I WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CITY IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY, OBTAIN A QUALITY EDUCATION AND BUILD BUSINESSES CREATING MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN.”

Medical Services, a medical supplies company located in Boca Raton—which

owners association and has also served

Raton’s exemplary quality of life is main-

he founded with his wife, Pamela in 1999

on the boards of two synagogues, most

tained by developing a meaningful plan

—Weinroth has prioritized using his consid-

recently B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca

for its future,” Weinroth says. “I want to

erable business acumen to provide much-

Raton, and is a member of the President’s

make sure our city is the perfect place to

needed skills to better his community. He

Cabinet of AIPAC. Both Robert and Pame-

raise a family, obtain a quality education,

has served on Boca Raton’s Elder Affairs

la are members of the Godparent Circle of

and build businesses creating meaningful

Advisory Board and is a proud member of

JAFCO, committed to funding the not-for-

opportunities for our children.”

Freedom Medical Services is located at 951 Broken Sound Parkway N.W., Suite 160, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-338-4900 or visit freedommedicalservices.com.

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The Good Neighbor International Polo Club Palm Beach’s John Wash Brings ‘Sport Of Kings’ To The Community

John Wash

ong known as the “sport of kings,”

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sport while giving back to our region,” says

with five-star chefs and uncompromising

polo is one of Palm Beach County’s

Wash. “We have introduced rugby, cricket

service,” Wash says. “Whether you are

international magnets, drawing equestrian

and croquet competitions, and we sup-

celebrating a milestone birthday, host-

stars, support teams and jet-set celebrities

port organizations like the Boys and Girls

ing a charitable fundraiser or planning a

from around the world during the winter

Club of Palm Beach County, and charities

corporate outing, IPC is an inviting setting

season. At the heart of the sporting action

like the American Cancer Society.”

that your guests will remember for a life-

is the International Polo Club Palm Beach

Since joining IPC eight years ago, Wash

(IPC) in Wellington, whose 16-week 2014

has enhanced the club’s facilities and

time.” Wash also invites area residents to attend the world-class polo matches at IPC

“WHETHER YOU ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY, HOSTING A CHARITABLE FUNDRAISER OR PLANNING A CORPORATE OUTING, IPC IS AN INVITING SETTING THAT YOUR GUESTS WILL REMEMBER FOR A LIFETIME.” season concludes with the Maserati U.S. ®

Open Polo Championship final on April 20.

this season, joining an expected 200,000 spectators this year. “John Wash is deeply dedicated to growing the sport of polo and its spectator base,” said George Linley, executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports

amenities, which include The Pavilion,

Commission, which honored Wash and

The Mallet Grille and The 7th Chukker,

IPC with its 2013 President’s Award. “His

But John Wash, president of club opera-

as well as renovating the polo playing

generosity in donating the use of prime

tions, believes it’s also vital to reach out

field and expanding the stadium seat-

polo fields, the stadium facility and re-

and engage the local community on a

ing, with private boxes for members and

sources allows the Sports Commission to

year-round basis. “As a good neighbor,

select guests. “For meetings and special

attract national and international sporting

we want to introduce more people to our

events, we offer a unique, private setting,

events to Palm Beach County.”

International Polo Club is located at 3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington. For more information, call 561-204-5687 or visit internationalpoloclub.com.

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Community Builder Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County’s Matthew C. Levin Drives Outreach Initiatives

Matthew C. Levin

ince joining the Jewish Federation

early age, and today he and his wife are

Business and Professional Division, with an

of

S

County

raising three young sons who attend a Jew-

“Industry Icons” series that draws some of

as president and CEO on August 1,

South

Palm

Beach

ish day school. He spent 25 years helping

the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs.

2012, Matthew C. Levin has focused on

AIPAC expand its programs and build its

Construction has begun on Sinai Resi-

strengthening the community. With exciting

endowment prior to joining the Federation.

dences of Boca Raton, a $225 million con-

new initiatives for young families, business

“With my own lifelong commitment to the

tinuing care retirement community on the

leaders, professionals and more, as well as construction of a state-of-the-art residence for seniors, the Federation is touching the lives of Jewish people of all ages. “Every Jewish person here can contribute to building a bigger and better

“WITH MY LIFELONG COMMITMENT TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, I AM PROUD TO BE LEADING THIS ORGANIZATION THAT FULFILLS THE MOST ESSENTIAL ROLE OF COMMUNITY: BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.”

community,” says Levin. “We are multiplying the ways people can get involved

Jewish people, I am proud to be leading this

Federation campus. It will provide a home

to meet the current and future needs

organization that fulfills the most essential

for seniors, as well as generate a sustain-

of Jewish people locally, in Israel and

role of community: bringing people togeth-

able stream of income to help support

around the world, and our four-star Char-

er to take care of each other,” Levin says.

needed programs and services.

ity Navigator rating certifies that we out-

One recent initiative, PJ Library, is help-

Levin says, “Thanks to extraordinary sup-

ing more than 1,000 families foster a sense

port from our neighbors, synagogues and

A native of Hollywood, Levin became

of Jewish culture and values through free

other community partners, we’re proud to

involved with the Jewish community at an

children’s books and music. Another is the

say our future looks bright.”

perform most charities.”

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is located at 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-852-3100 or visit jewishboca.org.

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Boca’s Broker Elliot Koolik Of Koolik Group Realty Specializes In Luxury Communities In And Around Boca Raton

Elliot Koolik

lliot Koolik is expecting a strong

properties in Boca Raton, Delray Beach

Wendy, are residents of Woodfield Country

year

and Highland Beach.

Club, where along with their three children

E

for

Palm

Beach

County’s

luxury home market. “Our inventory is

“With our extensive knowledge of coun-

and their canine counselor, Honey, enjoy all

going down as prices are climbing,” says

try club properties and luxury condomini-

aspects of the South Florida lifestyle. “I feel

Koolik, broker of record for family-owned

ums, our team provides exceptional hands-

fortunate to be able to raise my children in

Koolik Group Realty in Boca Raton.

on service for buyers and sellers,” says Koo-

Boca Raton,” he says. Koolik stays involved in the community as a coach, a supporter

“IN EVERY CASE, OUR GOAL IS TO FACILITATE A SMOOTH TRANSACTION. OUR CLIENTS ALWAYS COME FIRST, AND AS OUR SLOGAN SAYS, ‘WE WILL WORK LIKE A DOG FOR YOU,’ TO HELP YOU WITH ALL OF YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.”

of the Jewish Federation and founder of The Boca Raton Executive Club. Through the years, Koolik and his team have built strong relationships with buyers and sellers, including many multiple-generation clients who appreciate his passion

Both domestic and international buyers

lik. “We have a deep understanding of the

for real estate and dedication to service.

are snapping up homes and condos

homes, neighborhoods, schools and ame-

“We take the time to get to know our clients

throughout South Florida and Boca Raton

nities in the Boca Raton area.”

and understand the reasons why they are

is right in the center of the action.”

Koolik, a graduate of the University of Flor-

buying or selling a home. In every case, our

Founded over 25 years ago by Steven

ida, has deep roots in the Boca Raton com-

goal is to facilitate a smooth transaction.

Koolik, Elliot’s father, Koolik Group Realty

munity. “I have watched this community

Our clients always come first, and as our slo-

has blossomed into one of the leading

grow from a small town to a thriving, exciting

gan says, ‘We will work like a dog for you,’ to

real estate brokerages for exclusive luxury

suburban community.” Koolik and his wife,

help you with all of your real estate needs.”

Koolik Group Realty is located at 7777 Glades Road, Suite 100, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-843-0918 or visit koolik.com.

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Pool Professional Robert Loring And McCuen Pools’ Dedicated Service Team Make A Splash Robert Loring

obert Loring knows that Boca

R

passed knowledge of our local market.”

anced and ready for swimming, as well as

Raton homeowners have expect-

Under Loring’s leadership, McCuen Pools

monitoring and cleaning pools when own-

ations for a pool service company. That’s

focuses on homes in high-end country club

ers are out of town. “We will often get a

why they rely on the professional team

communities, such as Broken Sound, St. An-

call on Monday, telling us that the owners

he leads at McCuen Pools, one of the

drews, the Oaks, Woodfield and the Polo

are coming back to Boca in a day or two,

largest pool companies in Palm Beach

Club. “We have a centrally located office,

so we go to the home and get everything

County. “We are dedicated to providing

which means that a member of the 20-person

ready for them,” Loring adds.

consistently excellent service,” says Loring, who is president of the well-established Boca Raton company. “That commitment pays off, as shown by our 98 percent customer retention rate.” For 25 years, McCuen Pools has been serving the homeowners of south Palm Beach County. Since Loring acquired

“WE HAVE A CENTRALLY LOCATED OFFICE, WHICH MEANS THAT A MEMBER OF THE 20-PERSON SERVICE TEAM CAN BE DISPATCHED TO A HOME QUICKLY. HOMEOWNERS REALLY APPRECIATE OUR RESPONSIVENESS, AS WELL AS OUR ABILITY TO HANDLE WHATEVER WE’RE ASKED TO DO.”

the company five years ago, it has virtu-

service team can be dispatched to a home

McCuen Pools is open six days a week,

ally doubled in size. “I surround myself with

quickly,” he says. “Homeowners really appre-

with after-hours and weekend callbacks to

great employees and treat them like a

ciate our responsiveness, as well as our ability

customers whenever necessary. As Loring

family,” he says. “About 90 percent of our

to handle whatever we’re asked to do.”

says, “The key to our success is respond-

professionals have been with our com-

That usually involves regular servicing to

pany for 10 years or more, giving us unsur-

make sure the pool is clean, chemically bal-

ing to our customers’ needs and delivering great service every day.”

McCuen Pool Services is located at 1181 South Rogers Circle, Suite 14, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-995-2200.

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THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS

DECADENCE RULES South Beach Wine & Food Festival Is Bigger And Better Than Ever ourmands, mark your calendars for the annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by FOOD & WINE. The popular culinary event, which takes place February 20-23 in Miami Beach, will feature celebrated chefs, cooking classes, seminars, late night parties, brunches and lunches, intimate dinners, tastings and all things gastronomically divine. The festival is entering its 13th year and, according to founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, things keep getting even better. “We’re delighted to announce our 2014 lineup featuring several unique dinner experiences with renowned chefs, new parties and seminars, and the return of our signature events,” said Schrager, who will host his own seminar showcasing fried chicken paired with wines in advance of his new cookbook. The popular Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village—where participants sample bold cuisine, stylish wines and creative spirits—returns

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this year. This is the place to meet celebrity chefs, authors and culinary personalities (including Martha Stewart, Chef Emeril Lagasse, Chef Daniel Boulud, Rachel Ray and Chef Anthony Bourdain, to name a few). Sports fans will want to check out the charity cooking relay between Miami Heat players Chris Bosh and Shane Battier. Not to mention the newest eye candy—the 2014 Sports Illustrated models, who will be featured at the Moet Hennessy’s The Q, hosted by Chef Michael Symon. There will be myriad chances to catch all your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel personalities throughout the weekend, including Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Chef Robert Irvine, Bobby Deen, Trisha Yearwood and Chef Giada De Laurentiis. New this year: A late-night ice cream and dessert party featuring Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and a screening of the movie “Soul of a Banquet,” the captivating story of Chef Cecilia Chiang, who introduced America to authentic Chinese food.

Other noted events to check out: A lunch at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables with culinary personality Katie Lee, who will offer an interactive day of meals that pay homage to her “conscious consumption” motto, and Emeril & Sammy’s Rockin’ Beach Party, featuring rocker Sammy CELEBRI-CHEF SIGHTING: Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Deen will both appear at this year’s SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Hagar and Chef Lagasse. All those calories will be worth it: To date the festival has raised more than $18 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University. The school will open its new state-of-theart Teaching Restaurant Management Lab during the festival weekend—a testament to the impact of the event’s proceeds. O For more information and a complete schedule of events, call 877-762-3933 or visit sobefest.com.

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Enticing Chocolate Recipes To Satisfy Your Cravings

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We adore Valentine’s Day, if for no other reason than there’s carte blanche to eat candy until our hearts palpitate. The following recipes from Claire Burnet’s “CHOCOCO Chocolate Cookbook” include awardwinning artisan truffles, cakes, mousses and more. Enjoy this tasty tease.

CRANBERRY AND WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES These treats have been described as “intense,” “moist” and “squidgy.” We just know they’re delicious. A bonus: They’re gluten-free—though you’d never know it from eating them. (Makes 16) INGREDIENTS 8 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 5 oz. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed 3 eggs 4.5 oz. light soft brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1.7 oz. fine rice flour 1 tsp. crushed sea salt 1.7 oz. dried cranberries 1.7 oz. white chocolate, chopped Sifted cocoa powder, to dust

and salt into the egg and sugar mixture, then stir in the cranberries and white chocolate. Add the cooled chocolate and butter mixture and gently fold it all together. Pour mixture into 8 1/2-inch square brownie pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until risen at the edges but still moist in the middle. Leave to cool in the pan, then dust with cocoa powder and cut into squares.

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt dark chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Once melted, remove bowl from heat and leave to cool for a few minutes. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer, until increased in volume and fluffy. Fold the rice flour 108

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“CHOCOCO Chocolate Cookbook” is written by Claire Burnet with photography by Jonathan Gregson. It’s published by Ryland Peters and Small and retails for $24.95. It can be found at rylandpeters.com or wherever books are sold.


DARK AND LIGHT CHOCOLATE CHILLI CAKE This light, flourless cake is inspired by the importance of corn and cacao to the Mayans and Aztecs of Central America, who used them as offerings to the gods to ensure healthy crops. They taste heavenly in these brownies. (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS 7 oz. dark chocolate, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS 5 oz. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed 1 tbsp. clear honey 5 eggs, separated 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2½ oz. light soft brown sugar 1.7 oz. instant polenta 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. crushed sea salt 1 tsp. ancho chilli powder Sifted icing sugar, to dust Sifted cocoa powder, to dust

Preheat oven to 350ÂşF. Put chocolate, butter and honey in a saucepan. Melt over low heat and set aside to cool. Cream egg yolks, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl until light in color. In a clean, grease-free bowl, whisk egg whites with a handheld electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture and add polenta, baking powder, sea salt and chilli powder. Gradually and gently

fold egg whites into the mixture using a metal spoon. Bake for 25-30 minutes in 8 1/5-inch loose-based cake tin greased and lined with parchment paper, until cake has risen and a skewer inserted in center comes out clean. To decorate: To make stencil, draw a heart on parchment paper and cut out. Liberally dust entire cake in sifted icing sugar. Put stencil on top of cake and dust through the cut-out heart with sifted cocoa powder to finish.

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GORGEOUS GINGER CHOCOLATE MOUSSE This rich, dense mousse is perfect for sweets lovers who don’t eat dairy. Tiny chunks of ginger add texture, heat and a touch of extra sweetness. A little of this dessert goes a long way. (Serves 6) INGREDIENTS 4 ½ oz. dark chocolate, chopped 4 oz. freshly boiled water

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1½ tbsp. finely chopped stem ginger 1 tsp. stem ginger syrup Sifted cocoa powder, to dust INSTRUCTIONS

Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water and melt gently. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water. Once chocolate has melted, add the water in thirds. Stir continuously. Add a tablespoon of

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the chopped stem ginger and the syrup to the chocolate and stir. Pour the mixture into a lipped jug and then pour into espresso cups. Put the cups on a tray and carefully transfer to the fridge to set for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, bring the mousses back to room temperature, sprinkle a bit of chopped stem ginger on top of each one and dust with sifted cocoa powder. Serve immediately.


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The Flavor of Delray Comes Alive at the Atlantic Grille

Savor deliciously inventive cuisine that takes the contemporary to the extraordinary. Enjoy signature seafood, steaks, pasta and salads, all prepared with finesse and flair.

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Orson Whitfield Thursday: 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Blues Night, Joey Gilmore, Orson Whitfield and Andrew Brennan Friday: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Orson Whitfield Saturday: 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Orson Whitfield and Emelee Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Laura Yany, Acoustic Guitarist and Vocalist

OUR NEW WINTER MENU FEATURES SEASONALLY-INSPIRED DISHES

Ocean-themed specialty cocktails • Moon jellyfish aquarium and shark tank • Sensational seasonal menu Open Daily (Lunch & Dinner) • Happy Hour 4 – 7 p.m. Delray’s Best Brunch Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For information or reservations, visit theatlanticgrille.com or call 561-665-4900 At The Seagate Hotel, 1000 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach


HEATHER HONEY TRUFFLES Who doesn’t appreciate luscious chocolate truffles all velvety and smooth? These are the bee’s knees, made überdecadent with the addition of sweet honey. (Makes 20-25) INGREDIENTS 3.5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 1.7 oz. milk chocolate, chopped 2.5 oz. whipping cream 1 tbsp. heather honey (or honey of choice)

TO FINISH 7 oz. dark chocolate Golden caster sugar (to dip chocolate in)

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Chop dark and milk chocolate into small pieces and put in a large heatproof bowl. Set bowl over pan of barely simmering water to let the chocolate soften. Remove from heat when soft. Put cream and honey in a saucepan. Heat gently until it just comes to boil and stir gently. Take pan off heat and wait for mixture to stop bubbling before pouring over softened chocolate in bowl. Stir chocolate and cream until blended into a thick chocolate ganache. Chill ganache in fridge for at least 1 hour until firm. Roll into balls; dip in dark chocolate and then caster sugar to finish. Place on parchment-lined baking tray to set. O


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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DIG IN: (Clockwise from Left) roasted beet salad; Bronx Bomber pizza; wood oven-roasted chicken wings; “Italian” paella

BREAKING THE MOLD Unique Italian Offerings Set Terra Fiamma Apart From The CrowdBY LINDA HAASE lthough there’s no scientific evidence, we’re quite sure there’s an Italian eatery on nearly every corner of Boca Raton. We’re not complaining. We love pizza, pasta, chicken parmesan and Italian cuisine in general, so we’re always thrilled to discover gems like Terra Fiamma, which elevates ordinary fare into a gastronomic delight. This eclectic restaurant, which opened in March in the Delray Beach Marketplace, has already become a go-to spot for families, friends and couples. What sets it apart: Chefs and culinary cousins Eddie and Elso Barrera, who aren’t afraid to break the mold with sumptuous selections such as Chicken Parmigiana Dump-

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lings and Spicy Calamari Fiamma. The emphasis here is on the freshest ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, San Marzano tomatoes, imported Italian cheese and more. Terra Fiamma uses two pizza ovens—one that turns out a crispy New York-style pie, the other for diners craving a wood oven-charred crust (there’s even a bar area where diners can sit and watch their pizzas being created). We ordered the Margherita pizza and it did not disappoint. The crispy crust was the perfect complement to the San Marzano tomatoes, basil, olive oil and fresh mozzarella (we especially loved all the fresh basil and freshly made dough). Ten salads are offered

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here—and we’re not talking iceberg lettuce and a few tomatoes. Several—including Summer Salmon Salad and Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad—can serve as full meals.

where Terra Fiamma is located at 9169 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-495-5570 or visit terrafiamma.com.

A must-try is the Zio Salad, a refreshing combination of romaine and baby greens, tomato, onion, Kalamata olives, mushrooms, mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Entree offerings are plentiful, and since we rarely turn down a chance to try Chicken Marsala we were anxious to try Terra Fiamma’s version. This was one of the best we’ve tried with a light sauce that’s not too sweet atop

chicken tender enough that a knife was superfluous. Each of the seating areas offers a different vibe— from the lively indoor/outdoor bar to the alfresco section to the cozy dining room. (And with more than 40 wines by the glass, there’s always the perfect complement to pair with your meal.) And for dessert? The Tartufo is worth every decadent calorie. O


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THE OFFICE WORKS Delray Beach’s Chic Gastropub A Find For Foodies And BarfliesBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE troll along Delray Beach’s Restaurant Row and you’ll be drawn to the place brimming with buzz: The Office. Here, trendy folks of all ages enjoy drinking and dining alfresco or inside the award-winning American gastropub that specializes in serving gourmet comfort food in a setting reminiscent of a luxurious home library. The popularity of The Office isn’t surprising. It’s owned by restaurateur John Rosatti, who also owns Vic & Angelo’s and the casual dining phenomenon BurgerFi. On a recent Friday night, a friend and I headed straight to The Office in search of an excellent happy hour, then a satisfying meal. We were greeted by friendly staff and lively indoor and outdoor bars featuring enticing specialty cocktails, along with 39 craft beers on draft. There’s also a thoughtfully designed wine list, with 25 wines by the glass and 90 by the bottle, from California, France, Italy, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia. A special treat for me was the Marquis de la Tour split of bubbly—perfectly chilled. The ultimate treat, though, was the food. The pork belly served with grilled

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chard, jicama slaw, radish and Southern Comfort apple jus was divinely crisp; the Florida blue crab cake is a generous serving of lump crab; and the fancy fried green tomatoes were spectacular with spiced shrimp, cheddar cheese, crispy pancetta bits and green onion aioli. The Office’s smoked fish dip is fresh and served with

avocado butter, cilantro and tortilla chips. The Office is known for its amazing burgers and certainly didn’t disappoint. Creatively delicious and paired with seasoned French fries, the Prime CEO Burger was a juicy delight, with sweet onion and tomato confit, bleu cheese crumble, gruyere, arugula, bacon and “Office Sauce.”

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GOOD TASTE: (Clockwise from Top) Mahi Mahi ceviche topped with house-made sweet potato chips; chicken wings with tangy buffalo sauce; open-faced fish sandwich with cherry tomatoes and tomato-anchovy vinaigrette; tuna tacos; the funky dining room

Perhaps even more delicious is The Office’s Sierra Nevada Ale Fish and Chips ––for sure the best I have ever had, and made with

where The Office is located at 201 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-276-3600 and visit theofficedelray.com.

fresh Atlantic cod. Entrees are called Main Events, and you can taste why. Especially fantastic is the Double-Cut Pork Chop, with sweet mashed potato, candied walnut crumble, charred asparagus and apple chutney. Steak lovers will rave about the Bleu CheeseCrusted Ribeye Steak, with smashed fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, grape to-

mato and pinot noir reduction. The Simply Grilled Wild Salmon is succulent with tomato anchovy vinaigrette, and the PEI Mussels are tender and flavorful. Next, make room for dessert. We chose the delectably moist dark chocolate cake with whipped cream, which was spectacular. But this fare is just another day at The Office for Executive Chef Bryan Ramos, who sums up the restaurant’s philosophy perfectly: “We take the food that people love and make it even better—with the freshest and most flavorful ingredients.” O


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ome of South Florida’s best culinary gems have been discovered in hotels. Case in point is Manalapan-based Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s Breeze, a casual oceanfront restaurant serving gourmet burgers, salads, sandwiches and Due South craft beers, all brewed in Palm Beach County. There’s also a “Wicked” daily happy hour from 4–6 p.m. named for cocktails featuring Wicked Dolphin Rum, which is distilled in nearby Cape Coral. For more alfresco fun, grab a seat by the fire pit and enjoy a whoopie pie at Stir Bar & Terrace, or step inside and order sushi (or learn to roll your own) and other light bites and drinks from a mixology-inspired menu. Fine dining restaurant Angle offers dishes such as Osetra Caviar Tacos and Caramel-Poached Maine Lobster Tail. Be sure to check out the eatery’s Wednesday night five-course menu with wine pairings.

The resort’s casual Temple Orange serves up innovative Mediterranean-inspired cuisine including seafood, choice cuts of beef and seasonal specialties using local produce. Offerings include lunch, dinner, a Mediterranean breakfast buffet, a Sunday a la carte brunch and Friday night seafood buffet. Overseeing all this deliciousness is new Executive Chef Thomas Ryan, a member of the James Beard Foundation. For more information, call 561-5404924 or visit eaupalmbeach.com.

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

THE CAPITAL GRILLETown

GRAND LUX CAFETown

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

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

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

Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch.

BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at

CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101

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ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort &

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

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

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

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

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

& Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. BISTRO NNordstrom at Town Center at Boca Raton ❘ Second Floor ❘ 5820 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3286 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Monday-Sunday. BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

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BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘

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

2222 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

BURT & MAX’SDelray

Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

Marketplace ❘ 9089 W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.6380 ❘ Lunch and Brunch SaturdaySunday, Dinner daily. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

Fountains Center ❘ 7000 West Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561-409-3035 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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CUT 432432 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

DADA52 North Swinton Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly. FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0122 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

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

Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. J. ALEXANDER’SUniversity Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.9875 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


taste  listings KARMA SUSHI STEAKBARMizner Park ❘ 346 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.3999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFE4199

N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner Monday-Saturday. KEE GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly. MARIPOSANeiman Marcus at

Town Center ❘ 5860 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2320 ❘ Lunch daily. MAX’S GRILLEMizner Park ❘ 404 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.0080 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

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

MORTON’S, THE STEAKHOUSE

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

Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3881 ❘ Dinner nightly. OCEANS 234234 N. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.428.2539 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday. THE OFFICE201 E. Atlantic

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

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

THE BUTCHER BLOCK GRILL

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

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

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

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly.

THE PAVILION GRILLE301 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

ASIAN/SUSHI

LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘

402 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.1662 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. REBEL HOUSE 297 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly. RED, THE STEAKHOUSEWyndham

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. SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second

St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday.

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 ❘ ❘ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily. Closed Friday night. 561.395.1109

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 ❘ 561.330.9191 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. JAPANGORegency Court ❘

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. P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

University Commons ❘ 1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.3722 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly. PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N.

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

KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

KIN NOODLE BAR200 S.

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

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

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

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MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd.

3011 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.999.1263Riverstone 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.

KAPOW! NOODLE BARMizner

The Office, Delray Beach

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.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8777 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday, Dinner nightly.

SPICY GINGER6020 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.3388 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday. STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILLTown Center ❘ 6000 Glades

SUSHIGO477 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7888 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner ThursdaySunday. SUSHI RAYShops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.9506 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.


taste  listings SUSHI THAI100 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton 561.750.4448 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

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

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

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

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday, Dinner daily. YOKOHAMA9168 Glades

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

CONTINENTAL

561.455.2140 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm Place

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

BOHEME BISTRO1118 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

L’ETOILE99 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7000 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday, Brunch Sunday.

DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N.

MIMOSAPolo Shops ❘ 5030

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

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

FLEMING’S BISTRO6060 S.W.

18th St., #103 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.1117 ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday. JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Shops ❘

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

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

GREEK

Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

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

BARBECUE

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘

IT’S ALL GREEKThe Reserve ❘

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

9704 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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.

OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades Rd. Suite

MILOS TAVERNA1600 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly.

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

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

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

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS

4997-B W. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.5155 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Saturday. THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE887 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.8850 ❘ Breakfast and Lunch Thursday-Tuesday. Closed Wednesday.

CARIBBEAN CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

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

INDIAN CURRIES & MORE217 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.

FONDUE ITALIAN

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

THE MELTING POT5455 N. 561.997.7472

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

OLD CALYPSO900 E. Atlantic

FRENCH

561.218.6600115

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

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

Federal Hwy., #4 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.368.2340

ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3167 ❘ Lunch

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CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. CAFE MED BY BICE2096 N.E.

Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Lunch WednesdaySunday, Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday. 954.596.5840

561.997.0027

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. ❘

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

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.2805 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

Wharfside Plaza ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch Saturday-Sunday, Dinner nightly. CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.1703 ❘ Dinner nightly. DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 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. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.477.2750 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday. FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

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

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

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday.

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

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT159 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2081 ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday.

JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal


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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.

Genuine Cuisine From The Homeland The Boca Raton Observer

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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.

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MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Hwy.

❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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MEATBALL ROOMRegency Court ❘ 3011 Yamato

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

Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

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NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PASTA FEVER4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.0012 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Monday. 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 ❘ 561.392.1110 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday, Closed Sunday-Monday. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, 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. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.2333 ❘ Dinner nightly. Closed Monday. TABLE 42 KITCHEN & WINE BARRoyal 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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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.

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

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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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PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING

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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.

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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 PROFE SSION ALLY SPEAK ING Joshua K. Fried man Jason A. Brod ie

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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.


taste  listings Caring For Pets Since 1985 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. TOOJAY’S GOURMET DELI

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.

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

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Date and times Wednesday, February 12 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Location UBS Private Wealth Management 1800 North Military Trail, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Complimentary lunch will be served. Guest speaker Emily Rae Advisor Consultant Hartford Funds RSVP Brian P. Callanan Senior Wealth Strategy Associate UBS Private Wealth Management 440 Royal Palm Way, Suite 204 Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-659-9576 brian.callanan@ubs.com ubs.com/team/pwmpalmbeach Please call for a private consultation.

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THE ESSENTIAL SOCIAL DIGEST

Magic Johnson with members of the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

Enterprises (MJE), working with community partners and healthcare providers offering ‘best in class’ medical care to Medicaid recipients living with HIV/AIDS. “The World AIDS Museum concept is one that was created years ago by a group of individuals who each had been affected by HIV/AIDS,� said Steve Stagon, the museum’s president and CEO. “We realized

MAJOR MESSAGE Earvin “Magic� Johnson Dedicates World AIDS Museum And Educational Center To Survivors n anticipation of the opening of the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center in Wilton Manors later this spring, Earvin “Magic� Johnson dedicated the museum to the millions of people who’ve suffered due to HIV/AIDS. The museum will be the first of its kind dedicated to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with a mission of enlightening the public about this continuing tragedy and empowering its survivors. Johnson has become one of the most outspoken advocates committed to providing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and treatment services. More than 22 years ago, he announced he was HIV positive.

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The overwhelming community response to this announcement—in the form of donations and letters of support—was the force that

developed and funded programs addressing HIV/AIDS prevention, HIV testing and effective treatment for persons living with HIV/

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The World AIDS Museum concept is one that was created years ago by a group of individuals who each had been affected by HIV/AIDS. We realized the importance of sharing the history of AIDS to not only educate people who have no idea of what it is and who it impacts, but also to convey a message, ‘This cannot happen again.’

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Steve Stagon, president and CEO, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center

created the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) organization. Since its founding in 1991, the MJF has

AIDS. In 2012 Clear Health Alliance established a strategic alliance with Johnson and Magic Johnson

the importance of sharing the history of AIDS to not only educate people who have no idea of what it is and who it impacts, but also to convey a message, ‘This cannot happen again.’ The world cannot isolate groups and fail to help because the group may not represent everyone.� The museum will offer traveling and interactive exhibits in which people from all over the world can participate and add their own stories, and a historical perspective from the discovery of HIV/AIDS up to today. O For more information, call 954-8152550 or visit worldaidsmuseum.com.

 Around Town includes news about community and social events, parties, charities, fundraisers, special recognitions and more. Have something you’d like us to include? For consideration, please email no less than 500 words about the event, along with photos that include caption information, a phone number and a website address to editor@bocaratonobserver.com. Please write “Around Town� in the subject line, and note that submissions will be edited for clarity and length. Photos become the property of The Boca Raton Observer. FEBRUARY 2014

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A GOOD YEAR DKJA Annual Gala And Auction To Celebrate 35th Anniversary In Style onna Klein Jewish Academy’s Annual Gala and Auction will take place on March 8 at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature entertainment and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit the school’s academic and athletic programs and help provide need-based financial assistance. The evening will boast a “Black and White Rooftop Soiree� theme, and will honor the school’s graduating seniors, commemorating the Bar/ Bat Mitzvah year of 13 graduating classes, as well as celebrate DKJA’s 35th anniversary. The Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School

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at DKJA (formerly the High School at DKJA) has experienced continued growth and enrollment has increased every year since the first seniors graduated in 2002. The past, present and future alumni will be collectively presented with the 2014 Linda R. Kaminow Visionary Leadership Award. In addition to recognizing past and present graduates, president Lesley Zafran will be honored for her commitment to DKJA as she completes her final year as president of the board of trustees. She’s been president for the past five years and prior to that was vice president. She’s been a driving force in developing the school’s strategic plan and marketing initiatives. In 2001, DKJA Head of School Karen Feller appointed Zafran as chair of the national Avi Chai project, Jewish Day Schools for the 21st Century (JDS-21). Through her integral involvement on the JDS-21 leadership team, Zafran helped steer the school in a new direction regarding its Jewish identity and culture. Its

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Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School at DKJA (formerly the High School at DKJA) has experienced continued growth and enrollment has increased every year since the first seniors graduated in 2002. work continues progressively under the guidance of DKJA’s principals of Judaic Studies. Most recently, in addition to her leadership role on the board, Zafran served as a member of the 2013-2018 Leadership Council for the Donna Klein Jewish Academy “Etz Chaim–The Tree of Life� Strategic Plan, which provides a vision for the school’s next four years.

The gala’s honorary chair is Linda R. Kaminow. The event chairs are Lynne and Alan Goldberg. The event sponsor is Boca Entertainment. The exclusive media sponsor is The Boca Raton Observer and the valet sponsor is Lehman AutoWorld. O For more information, call 561-8523317 or visit dkja.org.

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JARC Florida is a nonsectarian organization that provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with developmental disabilities. Dororthy Seaman is the gala’s honorary chair. Seaman is credited with creating the Dorothy Seaman Animal Therapy Endowment so that JARC clients can have the gift of unconditional love from a pet. She also created the Larry Seaman Cultural Arts Endowment fund, which JARC used to create its Creative Expressions Program, enjoyed by more than 100 JARC participants. The program each year showcases a play written by JARC clients. JARC Florida is a nonsectarian organization that provides group homes, apartments and vocational training for adults with developmental disabilities. The mission in partnership with clients’ families is to promote independence, dignity and self-respect in order to create more fulfilling lives. The upcoming gala will be held in memory of JARC founder Dr. Melvin R. Clayman and honor the men, women and families that JARC serves. Event proceeds will benefit JARC programs, ensuring that the organization can continue to provide clients the opportunity to participate in social, recreational and educational programs that promote independent choice, skill building and socialization. O For more information, call 561-558-2550 or visit jarcfl.org.

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Pop Art And Italian Futurists Featured In Boca Museum Of Art’s New Exhibitions wo stunning art exhibits are now showing at the Boca Museum of Art that will appeal to a variety of tastes. Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation explores the origins of the Pop Art movement and its continuing influence on contemporary art. This exhibition includes more than 100 works occupying the museum’s first-floor galleries, and provides a shopping spree-like sampling of consumer consumption interpreted through the fascinating and enlightening lens of artistic production.

Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990), Untitled, 1983, ink on vinyl tarpaulin; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles. © Keith Haring Foundation

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Italy was transformed rapidly from an agrarian society centered upon extraordinary international cities to an industrial age power with important cities growing in every province.

– Steve Acunto, about his collection, Futurism: Concepts and Imaginings

What patrons can expect: Everything from Andy Warhol’s portraits of Marilyn Monroe to Red Grooms’ portrait of Mae West. Pieces include an exclamation point sculpted by Richard Artschwager, a typewriter eraser sculpted by Claes Oldenburg, a motorcycle painted by Keith Haring, John Chamberlain’s sculpture recalling a car crash, Andrew Lewicki’s sculpture of a giant Oreo manhole cover and Jose Quinones’ painting of a crushed Orange Crush soda can. Also on exhibition is Futurism: Concepts and Imaginings, featuring seven Italian artists from the first (1908-1919) and second (1920s-1930s) waves of Futurism, a dynamic artistic and social movement that glorified the energy and speed of modern life. These artists were advocates of modern marvels like locomotives, automobiles and airplanes, and heralded the death of museums and libraries as outmoded institutions of culture in their paintings, drawings, performances and poetry. The exhibition is composed of works from the collection of Steve and Carole Acunto, who say Futurist art represents an important advance in the embracement of the modern, industrial and urbanized world in Italy before, during and after World War I. “Italy was transformed rapidly from an agrarian society centered upon extraordinary international cities to an industrial age power with important cities growing in every province,” said Steve Acunto. “The Italian Futurists captured the zeitgeist; they did not look backward sentimentally toward the 1800s, but instead worked parallel to the emerging Cubists, Surrealists and other movements in early 20th century Europe that were transforming art and changing artistic sensibility.” The exhibition includes art by Giacomo Balla, Alberto Bragaglia, Roberto Crippa, Giulio d’Anna, Gerardo Dottori, Pippo Rizzo and Lucio Venna. O For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.

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FUTURISM CONCEPTS AND IMAGININGS Funded in part by Dr. Nicole Edeiken.

KidSafe Foundation Holds Fundraiser To Help Fight Child Abuse And Bullying idSafe Foundation will host its fifth annual fundraiser on March 7 at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization, which provides education to children and adults in order to prevent sexual child abuse, bullying and Internet dangers. Guests for the evening can expect music, dancing, an open bar with specialty cocktails created by Kennesaw Fruit and Juices, and delicious food by Chef Bart Messing. In addition, exciting live and silent auction items will include a trip to Ireland, tickets to the ESPY Awards, an Exotic Supercar Driving Experience in Las Vegas, the chance to be a fighter pilot for a day and tickets to the American Music Awards. Other items include signed boxing gloves from KidSafe supporter Sugar Ray Leonard, a football signed by Hall of Famer Chris Carter, a Goodyear Blimp ride, platinum seats to the Chris Evert/Raymond James Celebrity Tennis Classic and Reception and more.

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Kathleen raised will go toward an extremely worthy cause. Monies Cannon Shockingly, one out of four girls and one out of six boys will be sexually exploited by their 18th birthday and 90 percent of the time it’s by someone they know and trust.

Monies raised will go toward an extremely worthy cause. Shockingly, one out of four girls and one out of six boys will be sexually exploited by their 18th birthday and 90 percent of the time it’s by someone they know and trust. KidSafe Foundation’s goal is to bring the issue of child abuse to the forefront and break the silence which often surrounds issues of child sexual abuse. The organization gives children, parents and professionals a better understanding of these issues and a voice to discuss them. Event sponsors include Planet Fitness, Picture it Perfect Photography, Party Perfect, Bardot Salon, Minuteman Press of Boca, MC Alex Entertainment, Kennesaw Fruit and Juices and The Boca Raton Observer, and Dr. Barry Matza underwrote the invitations. KidSafe Foundation was founded by Sally Berenzweig and Cherie Benjoseph, child safety experts, mental health professionals, educators, authors, public speakers and moms on a mission to keep all children safe. From 20122013, the organization provided education to more than 3,000 adults and 2,500 children underwent the 8-week KidSafe for Kids program. O

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JUST REWARD Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance To Honor AutoNation’s Mike Maroone ike Maroone, president and COO of AutoNation, will receive the 2014 Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award during the eighth annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation. The event will take place on February 22 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, when The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Inc. featuring the Collier Collection will also receive the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award of Excellence. The event is part of a three-day gala dinner, auction and show that will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Maroone is a second-generation auto dealer who started at his family’s Ford dealership in upstate

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Maroone is a secondgeneration auto dealer who started at his family’s Ford dealership in upstate New York and in 1977 became general manager of South Florida’s first Maroone dealership. roone Automotive Group would grow to nine dealerships before merging with AutoNation in 1997, now the largest automotive retailer in the country. Since 1999, Maroone has overseen the development and imple-

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mentation of AutoNation’s operating structure, its recent branding campaign, sales and service, and a digital initiative. He’s been named Florida Atlantic University’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2007 he was inducted into the Entrepreneur

Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University. In 2009, he was named by Automotive News as one of its industry’s 50 Visionary Dealers. “We are excited to honor Mike Maroone with the 2014 Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award and The Revs Institute with the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Award of Excellence,” said Jamie McDonnell IV, event chair. “Maroone is a true pioneer in the automotive industry and The Revs Institute is at the forefront in the study of automotive history.” The three-day event, which was founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group, will include a party and exotic car show, replete with gourmet tastings from more than 20 South Florida restaurants, plus a gala dinner, silent auction, awards presentation, show by entertainer Wayne Brady and a motorcycle exhibition. O For more information, call 954-5371010 or visit bocaratonconcours.com.

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FEBRUARY 16 If ever there was someone destined for show biz it was Liza Minnelli. The 68-year-old performer appeared in her first movie when she was just 14 months old at MGM Studios—practically a second home for Minnelli and her parents, actress Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli. By 16, she was performing on Broadway, later moving into film and music. She’d reach iconic status through the years, becoming one of the rare entertainers to nab Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards. But she’s also experienced her share of personal battles, including a series of broken marriages, tabloid scandals and struggles with addiction. Industry veterans and devout fans call her one of the legendary entertainers of our time. To see why, check out Minnelli at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where her show starts at 7 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org FEBRUARY 1, 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 “Assassins” Show times vary. FEBRUARY 18 Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour Show begins at 8 p.m.

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James L. Knight International Center

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com

201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222;

browardcenter.org FEBRUARY 22 Charlie Wilson Show begins at 8 p.m.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org SOFT ROCKER: Kenny Loggins performs on February 6 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

FEBRUARY 22 Julio Iglesias Show begins at 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 3 Merle Haggard Show begins at 8 p.m.

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

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AutoNation IMAX Theater Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-6637; mods.org FEBRUARY 1-28 “Journey to the South Pacific 3D” Show times vary.

FEBRUARY 5-9, 12-16, Steve Solomon’s “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt” Show times vary. FEBRUARY 19 Masters of Illusion Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Live BB&T Center One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, 954-835-7469; thebbtcenter.com FEBRUARY 4, 6, 27 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary. FEBRUARY 14 Andrea Bocelli Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 25 Demi Lovato Show begins at 7:30 p.m. 142

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com FEBRUARY 13 Alan Parsons Live Project and The Orchestra with former members of ELO Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 28 Sergio George presents Salsa Giants Show begins at 8 p.m.

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FEBRUARY 6 Kenny Loggins Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 8 Jay Leno Show begins at 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 16 Liza Minnelli Show begins at 7 p.m. FEBRUARY 19 Trisha Yearwood Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 21 An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 22 Lisa Landry Show begins at 8 p.m.

The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach;

Mizner Park Amphitheater 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-393-7700; ticketmaster.com FEBRUARY 2 Florida Youth Orchestra Show begins at 2 p.m.

Parker Playhouse 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; parkerplayhouse.com FEBRUARY 5 John Prine Show begins at 8 p.m. FEBRUARY 8 “The Ed Tour” starring Ed Schultz Show begins at 8 p.m.

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events FEBRUARY 1 Food For The Poor 19th Annual Building Hope Gala Enjoy a silent auction, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, dancing and more. Takes place at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 888-404-4248 or visit foodforthepoor.org/boca.

FEBRUARY 3 Eighth Annual Lymphoma Research Foundation Fashion Luncheon This luncheon will include a welcome reception, raffle prizes and an Escada Spring 2014 Collection and Boutique presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton. Takes place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 646-4659103 or visit lymphoma.org. FEBRUARY 3 13th Annual 211 Palm Beach Luncheon and Fashion Presentation This afternoon event, themed “Night & Day (We’re Here For You),” will include lunch and a show featuring men’s and women’s fashions presented by Neiman Marcus. Takes place at Club Colette in Palm Beach. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-383-1147 or visit 211palmbeach.org/events. FEBRUARY 7 57th Annual International Red Cross Ball Ambassadors, foreign diplomats and international philanthropists from around the world will attend this event, one of the social season’s biggest. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-6509105 or visit redcross.org. FEBRUARY 7-9 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest This signature food and entertainment festival will feature live music, demonstrations and plenty of garlic-infused cuisine. Takes place at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Start times vary. For more information, call 561-279-0907 or visit dbgarlicfest.com.


Join us for Pap’s Annual Corps Event – Every Step Brings Us Closer to a Cure for All Cancers

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Share this day with your friends It includes: • Coffee, bagels and more, on arrival • Entertainment • Tee Shirt and water • Special caps for all participants who raise $125 in sponsorship donations • A safe walk through the FAU Campus • Access to doctors and medical staff from

14th Annual Walkathon FAU Campus in Boca Raton Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. Registration Fee: $20 per person Commemorative Markers: $20 per marker

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happenings  calendar FEBRUARY 8 JDRF Annual Gem of an Evening: One Hot Night on Palm Beach This glamorous gala will include an auction, music, dinner and dancing. Takes place at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-686-7701 or visit greaterpalmbeach.jdrf.org. FEBRUARY 8 The Cleveland Clinic Florida Ball “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is the theme of this grand affair, which will feature an evening of elegance and entertainment. Takes place at the Mar-aLago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-8040264 or visit ccf.org. FEBRUARY 8 Levis Jewish Community Center’s Casino Royale Enjoy cocktails, dinner and chips during this celebration to honor Jan Savarick, and Jaime and Zachary Keyes. Takes place at the Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-8523253 or visit levisjcc.org. FEBRUARY 9 Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Fourth Annual Walk for Life Walk to raise funds for and awareness of the foundation and the need for donors in the worldwide bone marrow registry. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561923-0993 or visit giftoflife.org. FEBRUARY 10 2014 Anti-Defamation League Lecture Series Check out this performance by The Capitol Steps, an American music and politi-

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cal satire group. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-988-2910 or visit florida.adl.org.

Wesselmann and others. Takes place at the Boca Museum of Art in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 11 Third Annual Country Club Chef Showdown During this Iron Chef-style competition, chefs will create original entrees using the same main ingredient. Benefits the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation. Takes place at Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-2656042 or visit hpbcf.org.

FEBRUARY 16 Walk On…Dream On Walkathon Dream Dorm Decorators and the Best Foot Forward Foundation present this walking event to raise funds to promote foster care awareness and furnish dorm rooms for college-bound foster students. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-706-5887 or 561-901-5210, or visit dreamdormwalk.dojiggy.com.

FEBRUARY 13 Fourth Annual Treats and Sweets Garden of Love At least 40 Palm Beach residents will whip up a spectacular sweets showcase featuring more than 4,000 cookies, chocolates and extreme desserts. Benefits the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. Takes place at a private residence in Palm Beach. Starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call 561841-0900 or visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com. FEBRUARY 14-18 11th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show This prestigious event will feature more than 180 international exhibitors. Takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Start times vary. For more information, call 561822-5440 or visit palmbeachshow.com. FEBRUARY 12 THROUGH APRIL 23 Pop Culture: Selections From the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation A dazzling exhibition of Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom

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FEBRUARY 18 Art on the Road: Palm Beach Take an exclusive bus tour to galleries and studios typically not open to the public. Buses leave from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. Starts at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 561-472-3342 or visit palmbeachculture.com. FEBRUARY 19 FAU Hosts Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein “Inside the White House From Nixon to Obama: A Conversation with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein” will be moderated by Timothy Naftali, former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and current senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University’s Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in Boca Raton. Starts at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-297-6124 or visit fauevents.com. FEBRUARY 20 Food For The Poor Designer Show House 2014 VIP Reception

Guests will be treated to savory delights, cocktails, a silent auction, fashion show and music while touring new construction of a coastal-inspired waterfront home. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 888-404-4248 or visit foodforthepoor.org. FEBRUARY 21 2014 Diamond Award Luncheon Presented by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, this year’s luncheon will honor Yvonne Boice. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at noon. For more information, call 561-395-4433 or visit bocaratonchamber.com. FEBRUARY 21-23 Eighth Annual Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance This popular event will feature gourmet tastings, car displays, custom motorcycles, extravagant jets, dinner, an auction, entertainment and vendors. Benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Takes place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Times vary. For more information, call 954-537-1010 or visit bocaratonconcours.com. FEBRUARY 22 21st Annual Caribbean Cowboy Ball Enjoy an open bar, great food, a live band and “the best darn auction in Boca.” Benefits the George Snow Scholarship Fund. Takes place at Red Reef Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-347-6799 or visit scholarhsip.org. FEBRUARY 23 Stand Among Friends Fourth Annual Emb(race) Walk/Run Individuals and teams are invited to participate in this all-inclusive family

event featuring 5K and 10K walks/runs, plus a one-mile family walk. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 561297-4402 or visit standamongfriends.org. FEBRUARY 24 Seventh Annual AVDA Heart of a Woman Luncheon This fundraising luncheon will feature guest speaker Olympia Dukakis. Benefits AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence). Takes place at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-265-3797 or visit avdaonline.org. FEBRUARY 27 Old Bags Luncheon This popular annual luncheon will offer the chance to purchase gently used designer handbags. Benefits the Center for Family Services. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-616-1257 or visit centerffs.org. FEBRUARY 27 Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service Reflections of Hope Luncheon Enjoy a luncheon featuring author and Emmy-winning TV journalist Jane Pauley. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-852-3279 or visit ruthralesjfs.org. FEBRUARY 28 FAU 22nd Annual Business Leader of the Year Event This year’s Florida Atlantic University awards breakfast will honor successful businessman Jordan Zimmerman. Takes place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 561-2970927 or visit fau.edu. O


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52ndAnnual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball BeneямБtting the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a new, state-of-the-art nexus of care for neurologic and neurosurgical patients throughout South Florida, opening in Spring 2014

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF SPBC SANDLER FAMILY MAJOR GIFTS EVENT More than 300 attendees at this popular fundraiser were treated to cocktails, dinner, an awards ceremony and a presentation by CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sandler Family Major Gifts event, which took place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, was the largest in Federation history.

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happenings  flash CHRIS EVERT/RAYMOND JAMES PRO-CELEBRITY TENNIS CLASSIC The stars turned out for Chris Evertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fundraiser, which included a weekend of celebrity tennis, live and silent auctions, and a charity gala held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The event raised $600,000 for programs funded through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. 1Elisabeth Shue, Kevin McKidd, Chris Evert, Rennae Stubbs and Maeve Quinlan

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now&noteworthy Century Risk Advisors (CRA) Hires Katherine Turk As Vice President/Private Client Manager Of Its Private Client Division As part of its expansion in the marketplace, independent brokerage and risk management agency, Century Risk Advisors (CRA), has hired insurance industry veteran Katherine Turk as vice president/private client manager of the company’s Private Client Division. Turk brings more than 35 years of risk management and insurance experience to CRA’s Private Client Division which specializes in delivering risk management and insurance expertise to the needs of high net worth individuals and families who have complex and unique personal insurance needs. She will be responsible for developing customized programs for clients who have high-value homes, multiple locations, high-performance automobiles, recreational vehicles, yachts, jewelry, fine arts, wine collections and other collectibles. Century Risk Advisors, 2600 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, 561-409-2420; centuryriskadvisors.com.

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Fortunoff Backyard Store Opens In Boca Raton Fortunoff Backyard Store, the legendary retail brand well-known for having the largest selection of outdoor furniture and accessories in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, has opened in Boca Raton. Customers can choose from more than 100 in-stock outdoor furniture sets available in an array of frame and cushion options. Sets are available in the popular all-weather wicker and cast-aluminum, as well as other materials. Plus, the new Design Studio offers customized furniture, fabrics and styles to create a unique and personalized look for outdoor living spaces. Fortunoff Backyard Store, 601 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, 561-886-4500; fortunoffbys.com.

City National Bank Opens New Location

Linda and Steve Benedon, owners of Boca Express Travel

Boca Express Travel Celebrates 25 Years Of Great Travel Memories…And Still Going!

City National Bank is opening a new high-profile location at the corner of Powerline Road and Palmetto Park Road. CNB, known for delivering a best-in-class client experience, has recently been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as the Community Bank of the Year. The readers of the Daily Business Review just voted it the Best Community Bank, Best Business Bank, Best Bank for Jumbo Loans, Best Bank for Commercial Real Estate Lending and a Top Private Bank. Member FDIC. City National Bank, Boca Del Mar Banking Center, 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 100, Boca Raton, 561-998-4440; citynational.com.

Boca Express Travel, a family-owned and -operated travel agency, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. As the only representative of the American Express Travel network in Boca Raton, they provide exceptional service and promotions, and create unforgettable travel experiences. With their help, clients have enjoyed exciting adventures around the world, from cruising the Rhine to climbing Alaskan glaciers. They look forward to another amazing 25 years of creating more travel memories with you. Boca Express Travel, 8177 Glades Road, Suite 14, Boca Raton, 561-451-4511; bocaexpresstravel.com.

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ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

200 EAST CONDOMINIUM

200 E PALMETTO PARK RD 10

PERRIN CYNTHIA

200 EAST PARTNERS LLC

$695,900

ADDISON RESERVE

16125 VIA MONTEVERDE

RESMAN LESTER

NISSENBAUM EDWARD

$527,500

$289,000

28-DEC-12

ADDISON RESERVE

7813 MONTECITO PL

RUSHTON ELEANOR

CANTER ARTHUR

$425,000

$547,673

09-APR-01

AZURA

17350 PAVAROSO ST

RAVAL SUHANI PINAKIN

TOLL FL X LTD PARTNERSHIP

$1,200,440

$5,100,000

05-FEB-10

AZURA

17392 VISTANCIA CIR

ZHAO YUXIANG

TOLL FL X LTD PARTNERSHIP

$1,155,542

$5,100,000

BEL MARRA

784 BERKELEY ST

GROSSI MARY

TETAR HELEN

$657,000

BEL MARRA

868 DOVER ST

SERGI AMANDA

JP TECHNOLOGY LLC

$650,000

$700,000

14-AUG-09

BOCA FALLS

21765 WESTMONT CT

LEVINE REBECCA C

LUSTGARTEN SAMUEL HAROLD

$475,000

$490,000

20-JUN-03

BOCA FALLS

12343 ROCKLEDGE CIR

HERBST LANYING HEIDI

SCHOENBRUN ROBERT

$384,750

$445,000

28-MAY-04

BOCA RATON RIVIERA

520 NE SPANISH TRL

LAROCCA JEANINE

LAROCCA FERRUCCIO

$555,000

$445,000

28-MAR-12

BONIELLLOS ACRES

17953 BONIELLO RD

WALKER MICHAEL

PANDOLFI EUGENE G

$810,000

$115,000

01-MAR-88

BROKEN SOUND CC

2200 NW 58TH ST

NEILL RYAN

THOMAS KENNETH A

$635,350

$545,000

01-AUG-93

05-FEB-10 08-APR-10

BROKEN SOUND CC - BANYANS

2470 NW 67TH ST

PHILLIPS KATHERINE

NOVICK JAMES P

$185,000

$450,500

26-SEP-05

BROKEN SOUND CC - BANYANS

6683 NW 23RD TER

ALTMAN JOAN

MARTIN PETER JAMES

$195,000

$435,000

31-MAY-06

BROKEN SOUND CC - BRIDGEPOINTE

2530 COCO PLUM BLVD 1002

ABARBANEL JACK

GELBS ROBIN INDIV TRUSTEE

$345,000

$425,000

29-APR-04

BROKEN SOUND CC - BRIDGEPOINTE

2584 COCO PLUM BLVD 101

WILD HOWARD

HALPERIN PATRICK J

$250,000

$251,500

02-JAN-04

ENCANTADA

7106 MONTRICO DR

AYUSTO ANA SCHEINOWITZ

FELSER RICHARD M

$940,000

$880,000

24-OCT-03

ESTANCIA

7619 MARBELLA TER

WHITEHURST MESA

WHITEHURST KATHY

$500,000

$520,000

29-JUN-11

ESTANCIA

7630 MARBELLA TER

LITWAK ALLISON F

BESMAN ANITA

$585,000

$252,600

01-NOV-80

GRANDE ORCHID

6710 ROYAL ORCHID CIR

BENSON DANIELLE

YANOFF GLENN R

$987,000

$908,000

03-DEC-02

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

$200,000

01-DEC-93

$2,480,000

$500,000

28-MAR-12

$942,000

$1,500,000

22-FEB-07

$737,800

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

11862 ISLAND LAKES LN

VERDUCCI KATHY

KLAHN SABAS

$355,000

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

20744 SNUG CREEK CT

AUSTIN ELAIN

ADAMS JONATHAN P

$430,000

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

720 NE 34TH ST

CARPANZANO SILVANA

AURA BOCA INC

MERIDIAN CONDOMINIUM

1 N OCEAN BLVD 201

PLOTNICOFF JUAN CARLOS

MERIDIAN 201 JOINT VENTURE

MERIDIAN CONDOMINIUM

1 N OCEAN BLVD 203

SAN ANTONIO JOEL

CITIBANK NA TRUSTEE

$575,000

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

16510 BRAEBURN RIDGE TRL

LEMA FERNANDO

NOBIS INC

$412,500

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

16321 VIA VENETIA E

BRODHEIM DAN

BOWEN JOY H

$825,000

MONTOYA ESTATES

7928 CHULA VISTA CRES

DORFMAN PENINA Y

BEIM ARI NATAN

$430,000

NEW FLORESTA

2760 NW 29TH AVE

VIDMAR HOLLY M

SCHALL WILLIAM A

$540,000

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

6686 NEWPORT LAKE CIR

NARIMISA CYRUS REZAIE

WELLS FARGO BANK NA

$420,000

$481,100

PALMETTO PLACE CONDOMINIUM

99 SE MIZNER BLVD APT 833

STOCKER MANUELA

ROBERTS LUCY

$350,000

$360,000

POLO CLUB - CRYSTAL BAY

6412 POLO POINTE WAY

PETERA TOMAS

GOLDBERG ISABEL

$665,000

27-SEP-13

POLO CLUB - GRAND BAY

17280 GRAND BAY DR

KESSLER NATALIE

FRIEDMAN HARRY F INDIV TRUSTEE

$462,500

29-OCT-02

POLO CLUB - VINTAGE OAKS ESTATES

5976 VINTAGE OAKS CIR

JACOBS HOWARD

KESSLER ARTHUR

$1,500,000

17-SEP-05

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2291 DATE PALM RD

BUHLE WARREN

RESNICK JONATHAN S

$2,100,000

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

293 SABAL PALM TER

MACCUTCHEON JAMES A

DEMICCO TOBY

$2,880,000

$3,150,000

SANTA BARBARA

20646 NW 26TH AVE

VASQUEZ JOSE LUIS

LEE RICHARD O

$660,000

$476,000

01-OCT-02

SANTA BARBARA

6278 NW 23RD RD

MITCHELL PATRICIA A

MITCHELL PATRICIA A

$209,555

$450,000

29-MAR-04

SATURNIA

19029 SKYRIDGE CIR

JACOBSON ALLAN N

LEVINE JUDITH A

$492,500

STONECREEK RANCHES

9200 ROCKYBROOK WAY

COHEN MICHELLE

LYNX ASSET SERVICES LLC

$800,000

$10,070,000

31-DEC-09

29-APR-13

23-JUL-12 18-JUL-07

$752,000

18-MAR-03 14-MAY-12 10-NOV-11 20-MAY-13 04-FEB-09

06-SEP-13 04-MAY-09

01-APR-11

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

SATURNIA ISLES

15766 MENTON BAY CT

HERTZBERG GARY

OSTROW RANDALL

$460,000

$417,935

11-FEB-03

SATURNIA ISLES

9778 SAVONA WINDS DR

FEINSTEIN LEONARD B

SILVERMAN CRAIG

$545,000

$512,945

30-MAY-03

ST. ANDREWS COUNTRY CLUB

17156 WHITEHAVEN DR

SHEMTOB LORI KESSLER

WOLFE LAWRENCE A TRUSTEE

$675,000

$850,000

01-JAN-97

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

17749 CHARNWOOD DR

BARON JEFF

ROSENBERG RICHARD INDIV PR

$180,000

$437,500

01-DEC-90

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

17855 LITTEN DR

MCGUIRE KATHERINE

KING BONITA INDIV TRUSTEE

$300,000

01-SEP-92

STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

17575 SEALAKES DR

SILBERMAN CHERYL

GRANATOOR LESLIE INDIV TRUSTEE

$306,250

01-JAN-97

STONECREEK RANCHES

9190 ROCKYBROOK WAY

COHEN BRADLEY

LYNX ASSET SERVICES LLC

THE ESTATES

1191 BANYAN RD

SULLIVAN SARAH

FEARS GARY

THE ESTATES

783 CORDOVA DR

NICOLETTI CHRISTOPHER

FLOOD JACQUELINE

THE OAKS AT BOCA RATON

9187 REDONDA DR

KLINGBAUM LEONARD

SHARPE STEVEN

$2,050,000

THE PRESERVE

5001 NW 24TH CIR

FEENEY FRANCIS D

GRAFF MARILYN

$1,325,000

TIERRA DEL RAY SOUTH ESTATES

10878 EL CABALLO CT

STRONG LAWRENCE

JOHNSON STEVEN J

TIMBERCREEK

2937 NW 24TH TER

STEIN LEON

TIMBERCREEK NORTH

2415 NW 35TH ST

WEITZENFELD MERIDITH

TIMBERCREEK NORTH

3602 NW 24TH AVE

TROPIC ISLE

$900,000

$10,070,000

31-DEC-09

$1,375,000

$2,350,000

07-JUN-07

$1,800,000

14-MAY-10

$2,500,000

$800,000

27-JAN-04

HOULE ERIC

$570,000

$525,000

31-MAR-11

SAUSSER PATRICK K

$411,000

22-FEB-13

BURTON SCOTT

FEDERAL NATIONAL MTG ASSOC

$376,500

13-MAR-13

936 BANYAN DR

GOSS SCOTT

GOLD COAST HOMES INC

$1,975,625

$482,500

TROPIC ISLE

976 CYPRESS DR

OATES MARY CULLEY

LERCH JOHN

$1,501,095

$1,295,000

05-JAN-10

WOODFIELD CC - AVALON POINTE

6399 NW 40TH CT

KAUFMAN ROSITA

DEUTSCHE BANK NATL TRUST CO TRUSTEE

$630,000

$535,200

06-AUG-13

WOODFIELD CC - KENSINGTON

6631 NW 43RD TER

HAHN NICOLE

FARAGO ANDREW

$265,000

$288,000

29-OCT-09

WOODFIELD CC - STRATFORD GREEN

3340 NW 53RD CIR 1

HALPERN RICHARD C

CORONADO HALPERN HOLDINGS LTD

$295,000

$295,000

16-APR-99

$680,000

30-MAY-03

03-OCT-05

31-MAY-12

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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HEALTHY INVESTMENT The Campbell Foundation Funds HIV/AIDS Research Projects Around The GlobeBY SUSAN R. MILLER t’s been more than 30 years since the first report of what would quickly become the AIDS epidemic. In the past three decades or so, cures have been sought and progress has been made with people living longer, healthier lives. The Campbell Foundation, a Fort Lauderdale-based private nonprofit organization, has played a part in that research since its inception in 1986 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn. He was a chemist who developed Herpecin L-Lip Balm for the treatment of cold sores and fever blisters. When Zahn died from complications from AIDS in 1995, his com-

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regimens for five days and then take two days off. This not only makes it easier on the patient, but results in a 25 percent reduction in drug costs. “By skipping two doses every

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Most foundations fund research that’s in later stages of development or help people through their social programs. We provide scientists with the seed money to get their research off the ground. – Ken Rapkin, program officer, The Campbell Foundation

pany was sold and the proceeds went to the foundation. Since then, the nonprofit has provided nearly $9 million to fund more than 130 HIV/AIDS research projects across the globe. “Most foundations fund research that’s in later stages of development or help people through their social programs,” says Ken Rapkin, program officer. “We provide scientists with the seed money to get their research off the ground.” Research funded by the group has led to several discoveries, including a drug regime dubbed “FOTO,” which found that some AIDS patients could take certain antiretroviral 160

week, on the weekends, there was not one patient whose virus came back,” says Dr. Calvin Cohen, director of research at the Community Research Initiative in Boston. “Ultimately this might advance what we can do in terms of flexibility and treatment.” To obtain funding from Campbell Foundation, research must have a direct clinical impact and relevancy to the HIV care and research community within five to seven years. “Funding research in its earliest stages may not make headlines, but it’s critical to finding a cure,” says Bill Venuti, foundation trustee. “Our funding provides assistance to those

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scientists who are on the cutting edge in the search for a cure.” The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 1.1 million people over the age of 13 are living with HIV. Although the number of new infections has leveled off, the CDC estimates that about 50,000 new HIV infections occur each year. In addition to funding research, each year the foundation provides nonprofits serving the HIV/AIDS population with an unrestricted grant. In December 2013, 20 organizations received $2,500 each. This included FoundCare Health Center in West Palm Beach, which provides

needy citizens with affordable care. “We’re grateful to the Campbell Foundation for identifying a need in our community and supporting us,” says Yolette Bonnet, CEO. “These organizations work hard all through the year to provide services to the AIDS community and their families,” Rapkin says. “This annual gift is our way of recognizing what they do.” O For more information about The Campbell Foundation, call 954-4938822 or visit campbellfoundation.net. The mailing address is 5975 North Federal Highway, Suite 126, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.


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