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hen people ask what I studied in college, they’re often surprised by my answer. “Yes, specifically magazine journalism,” I’ve replied more times than I can count. I get it: Not many schools have such programs for magazines. But, more often than not, people want to know how the instruction of magazine journalism differs from that of traditional print journalism. There’s a long answer to that – and a short answer. I’ll spare you the former and give you the latter. The biggest difference between the two, in my opinion, is design. Many of my courses on reporting and research and photography applied to both newspapers and magazines. But, whereas newspapers are limited in their design, magazines practically have free reign. Long before I understood all this, the creators of my curriculum did, and they decided that magazine editors must learn to think visually. So, my junior year of college, I took a required “introduction to design” course. I didn’t know what to expect, but it quickly became one of my favorite all-time classes. It amazed me how some core principles – contrast, alignment, repetition, proximity, proportion, color, etc. – could yield infinite designs, limited only by the bounds of imagination. I often stayed late after class, tooling around in Quark (am I dating myself with that obsolete program reference?) and uploading scanned handwriting samples and doodles to incorporate into my designs. I even won a poster design contest for Earth Day, which my supremely talented classmate – now a New York Times photographer – commended. That class changed the way I see things – but not in the deep, spiritual way that my philosophy or religion classes did. It made me realize that design is everywhere. After that, I took a greater interest in the interior design of my home; the components of my outfits and overall wardrobe; my hair and makeup; the aesthetics of my online presence (including my social media and, later, my own website); and more. Understanding the fundamentals of design helped refine my eye and taught me how to channel my taste in a visually pleasing way. Granted, I’m no expert – just a dabbler. And that’s a big reason that I love this Home & Design Issue so much: It features design by the best of the best, in a variety of industries, from homes to fashion to art and more. On each page, there are myriad feats of design, big and small: the Italian blazer worn in a portrait; the mid-century modern chairs in the living room of said portrait; the architectural lines of the house where that living room is located; the sizing and placement of that photograph on the page; and the selection of a font to accompany that photograph. It’s kind of like a nesting doll, with layer upon layer of design genius – all adding up to a greater, more beautiful whole.

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WEARABLE ART Teenage Fashion Designer Ariel Swedroe Weinberg Takes Miami By Storm

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Ariel Swedroe Weinberg has big plans – but, first, she has to finish middle school. The 13-year-old fashion designer recently launched the second collection by her label, Swedroe by Ariel, which includes made-toorder lycra-neoprene swimsuits and silk cover-ups that she describes as “bold, bright and happy.” Ariel, a Miami native who is in the eighth grade and calls Valentino her favorite designer, got an early start in the business. “When I was in first grade, I asked my mom to sign me up for sewing classes because I always loved dressing up my dolls and myself,” she says. She enrolled at DesignLab Miami, where she learned how to cut patterns, drape and sew. She also learned about digital printing and started to print collages by her grandfather, architect and artist Robert Swedroe, onto fabric. “I would always go to his studio and watch him make his art,” Ariel says. “I was in love with the collages.” She adds: “I made my little collection and showed it to him, and he thought it was a great idea and wanted to make it into a brand and a business. And now, here I am, two years later!”

Ariel eventually wants to translate her grandfather’s colorful collages into shoes and accessories such as sunglasses, purses and beach towels. “He’s made over 700 collages, so there’s a lot to choose from,” she says. “And he’s still working at 83, so I don’t think I’ll run out any time soon.” She calls designing her passion and makes time to sketch in between homework and applying to high schools. “It’s hard,” she says. “But, if it’s a lot of work, I’ll do it, because I love what I’m doing.” Plus, it’s fun, she says: “Friends always want to try on my clothes, and people ask for autographs. I made my friend a bathing suit for her birthday out of my fabric.” While her vibrant beachwear is a perfect fit for South Florida, Ariel is also excited about expanding nationwide and hopes to one day attend fashion school in London. “I would love to be well-known all over,” she says. “But I want people to know I’m from Miami and I get my inspiration here.” – Rheana Murray

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a modern illusionistic manner that only glass can deliver,” notes the press release. “We are undertaking a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists,” says Executive Director Irvin Lippman. “‘Glasstress’ has excelled in encouraging innovation in both concept and technique, and we are proud to bring this work to the United States on this scale.” Visit bocamuseum.org.

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a myriad of social and scientific challenges as they explore the reaches of glass as a medium,” notes a press release announcing the exhibit, which will be on display through July 2. In addition, the museum commissioned a new work, “Spooky Action,” by Boca Raton artist Carol Prusa, which is being premiered in “Glasstress Boca Raton.” “It exemplifies the goals of this innovative contemporary art project by using a centuries-old extraordinary and noble material in

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bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury and wealth,” notes Michael Tonello, author of “Bringing Home the Birkin.” “With a fabled waiting list of more than two years to purchase one, the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing this coveted carryall.” There’s an easier – and cheaper – way to get one of these popular bags. The South Florida Chapter Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 27th Annual Book of Hope Luncheon on March 13 is featuring a $15,000 Parchment Leather Birkin Bag with palladium hardware in its raffle. (Those who can’t attend the event can buy raffle tickets and don’t need to be there to win.) The event, to be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, is sure to be a fun time. There will be several other silent auction items, and Tonello will be the guest speaker. Organizers promise the best-selling author will “reveal the keys to scoring the Holy Grail of handbags and how he became the Birkin Bag Whisperer.” Visit bookofhopeluncheon. weebly.com.

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Author And Gallerist Deborah Pollack Explores Palm Beach’s Art Heritage BY APRIL W. KLIMLEY

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n Palm Beach, Deborah Pollack is well known as the co-owner of the successful art gallery Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art. But her clients might be surprised to know that she is also an accomplished art critic and historian who recently completed her fifth book, “Palm Beach Visual Arts,” the story of how the island became not just a home for the superwealthy but also an influential locus of the arts. “Most of the people who came here for the winter were from New York and Philadelphia or Chicago,” she says. “They felt removed. They were away from the major trends in arts. So they wanted to create a visual arts milieu.” Pollack’s book deftly outlines how this happened. She starts with the late 19th century pioneers – many of them artists – who fell in

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This vibrant visual arts culture of the Palm Beaches didn’t just happen overnight. It was developed by unsung artists and art supporters who built a heritage some 135 years in the making. I felt it was time for someone to bring these remarkable people to light and to mine a treasure trove of art history that enriches our lives every day in this beautiful place. love with the region’s lush tropical landscapes and sunsets. One of these, Laura Woodward, encouraged industrialist Henry Flagler to build a hotel in the Palm Beaches. He created The Breakers Palm Beach, which became one of the most glamorous resorts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Other artists, such as Daisy Erb, an accomplished jewelry designer, continued this tradition, 38

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banding together with society doyennes to build an active visual arts community. Those forces eventually led to the creation of permanent institutions such as The Society of the Four Arts and the Norton Museum of Art. “This vibrant visual arts culture of the Palm Beaches didn’t just happen overnight,” Pollack explains. “It was developed by unsung artists and art supporters who built a heritage some 135 years

in the making. I felt it was time for someone to bring these remarkable people to light and to mine a treasure trove of art history that enriches our lives every day in this beautiful place.” Pollack’s book certainly does that. It walks readers through each decade, from the late 19th century to the “opulent 20s” and “cool casual 30s,” as she describes them, up to present day Palm Beach. For true art lovers, one of the highlights of the book is its illustrations – especially the photographs of sculptural pieces by American masters such as Wheeler Williams, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and Paul Manship, which can be found in various area venues. Pollack’s book is essential reading for anyone who wants to delve into the untold artistic history of Florida’s most storied Gold Coast town. O


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FACT MEETS FICTION Matt Damon Stars In “The Great Wall,” An Alternative Origin Story Of The Chinese Landmark BY BILL BOWEN

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he differences between us and the Chinese of 8th century B.C. are numerous, of course, but a glaring one is the relative importance of building a giant border wall. For us, we are told, it is due to the influx of job-stealing, drug-smuggling “bad dudes” … for the ancient Chinese, it was hordes of raiders from the steppes of what would become Mongolia. At least, that’s according to history. If you want to believe alternative facts, you could go with director Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall,” which depicts the wall’s role during the Song Dynasty, helped by European adventurers William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), as fending off giant monster lizards with insatiable appetites and impressive vertical leaps.

Zhang’s first English-language film (three of his Chinese films, “Ju Dou,” “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” were Oscar-nominated) began filming on location in China last March. A disclaimer in the first few frames of the film describes its preposterous premise as legend, ruling out suspension of disbelief. Credulity is further strained by the lack of cultural touchstones, other than Damon and Willem Dafoe, who plays Ballard, another unfortunate adventurer caught up in the reptilian ruckus. And, in the unlikely position of power, we find Commander Lin Mae (Jing Tian), a comely youngster who gets googly eyes for Damon yet heads an army known as the Nameless Order. Its main

function is to ward off the voracious monsters that rise up every 60 years. All three foreigners have wandered into this dilemma because of their get-rich-quick quest for black powder, which, you’ll remember, was invented by the Chinese. A thousand years ago, this was their equivalent of a gold rush. Damon seems to speak with an Irish accent; Pascal is apparently a Spaniard; and Dafoe has the accent of someone from America, which won’t be discovered for another 500 years. The film includes several scenes atop a great wall, since they weren’t allowed to film on the Great Wall, and many views of its enormity are CGI creations. The presence of Damon as leading man, accomplishing what an

army of 10,000 Chinese couldn’t, raised fears of the “white savior” syndrome, but detractors were reassured that, in Carlo Bernard’s screenplay, it was Damon’s seedy character who learned from the more principled Chinese. The film, a joint production by Chinese and American film companies, had more than 100 translators onsite to assist in communications. If its redeeming qualities are few, at least the film can stand in testament to the effectiveness of a giant border wall. The main part of theirs that exists today, by the way, was built over a period of nearly 300 years. O TIME: 1 hour, 43 minutes RATED: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence

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OFF THE RUNWAY Inside The Private Lives Of Iconic Fashion DesignersBY SHAVANTAY MINNIS

When you slip on a pair of jeans or button up a blouse, do you ever wonder about the hours of labor and creative toil that went into that garment? You might start asking such questions after you read the following five books about famous fashion designers from the turn of the century to today. Although they come from different countries, backgrounds and perspectives, their mutual passion for fashion is evident in these memoirs and biographies that look behind the label.

“Giorgio Armani” By Giorgio Armani In the history of fashion, there have been few people as influential as Giorgio Armani, who “has been universally credited with changing the rules of contemporary fashion,” according to the publisher of “Giorgio Armani.” For the first time, the Italian designer offers a glimpse into his private life, discusses the highlights of his company’s 40-year reign and 42

even reveals the creative process behind many of his collections. A trove of breathtaking photos by leading talents like Steven Meisel, David Sims, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz and more further add to the book’s appeal. “The images speak for themselves, the stylistic arc of a man whose career, which took off in the late 1970s, captured the loyalty of a rising feminist wave of working women and Hollywood stars of both sexes, and even-

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tually came to rule over an Italian empire recognized all over the globe,” according to Vogue. “But more than anything, what emerges is the first real insight into the mind of a man, and it is humanizing.”

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YSL expert Florence Müller delves deeply into the talent and creative genius of groundbreaking French designer Yves Saint Laurent. The author takes readers along on Saint Laurent’s rapid ascent through the fashion world, from an aspiring designer to a protégé of Christian Dior to the founder of his own fashion house, which operated from 1961 to 2002. Original sketches by Saint Laurent, runway shots, never-beforepublished photographs of his work (including his revolutionary high-end ready-to-wear garments) beautifully complement the wellresearched text. “This is a must read for anyone who has any interest in the man or the world of fashion during the 20th century and beyond,” according to the New York Journal of Books. “Take note that at the end of the book is a redacted interview with the maestro as well as a press clipping from 1958 when he assumed the throne at Maison Dior, both of which are quite telling of the man and his métier.”

thor Andrew Wilson the highest possible praise: “This is the book [Alexander] would have wanted to have been written.” This compelling biography of the British designer paints a portrait of a tortured yet brilliant artist who hid a sensitive side behind his bad-boy persona. Working closely with the McQueen family, the author provides new insights into McQueen’s rise and fall, including his early experiences as a struggling young designer and, later, as an international sensation who dressed the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and managed a multimillion-dollar luxury brand. Wilson doesn’t hold back as he recounts the darkness of the designer’s late years, from his drug abuse to his suicide at age 40. “[In] Andrew Wilson’s magnificent biography... [Alexander McQueen] comes across as a modernday Mozart, unpredictable, rebellious, kind, witty, clever, scatalogical, but always with the unique talent and creative genius shining through,” according to The Independent.

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“Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History”

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Don’t expect yet another onedimensional take on fashion icon Coco Chanel (born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel) in this biography.

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Instead, in Rhonda K. Garelick’s “Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History,” the author examines more than just her subject’s couture and coiffed hair. “Garelick looks at the entire woman: from her elegantly confident fashion that transformed an industry to the personal insecurities that turned her politics brutish, her charisma brittle and her need for control suffocating,” according to The Washington Post. “Garelick paints a detailed, wry and nuanced portrait of a complicated woman that leaves the reader in a state of utterly satisfying confusion – blissfully mesmerized and confounded by the reality of the human spirit.” In fact, the author goes even further by juxtaposing the events of Chanel’s life (who was born a poor orphan near the turn of the century) with those of the world at large. It’s intriguing reading for fashionistas and history buffs alike.

consider this autobiography her parting gift,” according to StyleCaster. Although she dreamed of becoming a singer like Barbra Streisand, Karan was born into the fashion world, with a tailor and a showroom model as parents. Clearly, fashion was her destiny. She holds nothing back in this memoir – named one of the best books of 2015 by Harper’s Bazaar – detailing her time as an intern at Anne Klein, her turbulent love life and even her difficult relationship with her mother. In fact, Streisand herself wrote the book’s foreword, saying: “Donna doesn’t just dress people; she addresses them, mind, body, and spirit. She is a creative visionary. Passionate. Forceful. Nurturing. Extremely hands-on. And generous to a fault. You can’t help falling in love with her.” O

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By Donna Karan You can almost hear the New York accent as you read “My Journey” by Donna Karan, one of the top female designers of the contemporary era. “When Donna Karan stepped down … it was the end of an era, so

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Celtic Woman Brings Cultural Phenomenon To Kravis CenterBY LINDA HAASE

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he Irish ensemble Celtic Woman has sold more than 10 million albums, and it’s easy to see why. The melodic female quartet, which will stop at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 4 during its Voices of Angels World Tour, harmonizes three vocalists and a fiddle player and also features Irish dancers. “The show is renowned for its high-quality entertainment, exceptional musical performances and stunning visual productions, enthralling audiences of all ages,” notes IrishCountryNow.com. Adds Executive Producer Dave Kavanagh: “The show is a joyful fusion of all things Celtic – from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances. But it’s also so much more than that. It’s a universal celebration of

life. It’s traditional. It’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow.” No doubt the group – which includes members Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Tara McNeill – will play tunes from its new album, “Voices of Angels.” The group has come a long way since its first performance, recorded in 2004 for PBS, which was broadcast in 2005 and sparked clamor for their debut album, “Celtic Woman.” That record nabbed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music chart, sold more than 1 million copies and landed the group a second PBS special. “Celtic Woman has undertaken a number of world tours, largely across the U.S. and Europe, and has toured Australia, China, Japan,

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t’s been said that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of The Opera” is Broadway’s longestrunning hit. And, now, the popular production has undergone a transformation – and audiences who view the new version at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, March 23-26 and March 28 to April 1, are sure to be amazed. “Stunning, intense and spectacular,” commends the Sunday Express. Notes the Kravis Center’s website: “Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is ‘bigger and better than ever before’ and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Awardwinning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects, including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast

and orchestra of 52, making this ‘Phantom’ one of the largest productions now on tour.” Called a timeless story of seduction and despair, the powerful play is based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted into countless films. The story follows the impact of a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Webber, the show’s creator and an acclaimed composer, is also the creative force behind “Cats,” “Evita,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Sunset Boulevard.” He was even knighted in 1992. But he may be best known for his work on “Phantom of The Opera.” “Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor’s new production of ‘Phantom’ will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production, which soon celebrates 30 years,” he says. O For more information, call 561-8327469 or visit kravis.org.


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Hard Rock Live Readies For Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour 2017BY LINDA HAASE

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t’s been nine years since Chris Rock has been on tour. But the outspoken comedian is back – and fans can’t wait. The demand for tickets for the Total Blackout Tour 2017 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood was so intense that the venue added another show. “Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices and he has created many memorable moments,” notes the venue, which will host the back-to-back shows at 8 p.m. on March 29 & 30. Rock – who has been busy writing, starring in and directing the film “Top Five”; directing the HBO special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo”; hosting the 2016 Academy Awards; and appearing in an election skit on “Saturday Night Live” – is clearly thrilled to be back after his hiatus. “I’m going on tour, I’m coming to your town,

I’ve got all new material, I can’t wait to see you,” he declared in a Facebook video. Rock has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times bestselling author. He made a name for himself with many projects, including his sitcom, “Everybody Hates Chris”; “Beverly Hills Cop II”; and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” During his free time, he likes to read. Some of his favorite books are “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, “In the Belly of the Beast: Letters From Prison” by Jack Henry Abbott and “Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right” by Al Franken. He’s also involved with several charities, and, during Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education, he offered to curse out the ex of the highest bidder. “A young woman named Desiree won the bid and donated $20,000 to charity, so Rock would tell off her ex-boyfriend Jeff, who posted photos of himself with another woman on Facebook,” notes The Huffington Post. It was an Oscar-worthy performance. O For more information, call 954-797-5555 or visit hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

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he Seven Kingdoms – and beyond – await you. The “Game Of Thrones” Live Concert Experience is an immersive production that will stimulate all your senses. And the creators of the smashhit HBO series wouldn’t have it any other way.

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“Using state-of-the-art technology, ‘Game of Thrones’ composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will take fans on a musical journey through the realm – from King’s Landing to Winterfell, along the northern stretches of the Kingsroad to The Wall and across the Narrow Sea to Braavos, Meereen and beyond,” notes the BB&T Center, where the show will take place at 8 p.m. on March 11. “Fans of the groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning show will finally have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe through the breathtaking score created by Ramin Djawadi.” Djawadi has this take on the show, according to People.com: “‘Game of Thrones’ is a special show so we thought, ‘Well if we

“Light of the Seven.” And, Djawadi promises, “It’s a very emotional [and] a very dramatic show.” The show’s co-creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, told Entertainment.com: “For seven years, Ramin has been blowing our mind with his music’s force, subtlety and endless inventiveness. The Concert Experience will be unique in the history of concert tours, an eye-popping, ear-splitting, phantasmagoric blend of the show’s visuals and Ramin’s powerful compositions.” O For more information, call 954-8357469 or visit thebbtcenter.com.

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NOT IN MY BED Can Sleeping Apart Keep Your Relationship Intact?

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hey say sleep is overrated, but that was small comfort while married to someone who snored like a 747 with engine trouble. I tried everything: poking him, spraying water – even resorting to a middle-of-the-night nasal strip attempt (it ended up stuck to the pillow). He woke up every morning rested and whistling, and I was in a perpetual mode of sleep deprivation. We’ve been divorced for years now,

and I’m still catching up on the sleep I lost. If only one of us had retreated to the spare bedroom like my friend Marion* and her husband, who resorted to separate rooms after deciding it was the only way they could get some shut-eye. “At first, I would wake him up, and he would stop snoring but start back up again as soon as he fell back asleep. After a few times of waking him, he would eventually move to the guest room in

the middle of the night,” she says. “Neither of us was getting much sleep, and we were in such bad moods that he just starting sleeping in the guest room every night since we both need our sleep.” And, she says, it worked: “It does impact intimacy somewhat, as we never wake up in the same bed. But it’s something we live with in exchange for quality rest. We talk about it occasionally to make sure we both are still OK with it.”

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Whether it’s a spouse who reads in bed, watches movies all night or hogs all the covers, there are legitimate reasons for sleeping apart. Although you may be more rested with such an arrangement, will your relationship survive? That depends, say the experts. It’s important how you approach this touchy topic, says Kristin McCabe, a licensed mental health counselor in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. First, she cautions, don’t let your frustration fester. “Sometimes people don’t say anything because they don’t want to hurt their partner’s feelings,” she says. “They will just go and sleep on the couch, but they are angry the next morning because their back hurts and they may be resentful and take it out on their spouse without explaining why. A lot of stress and tension can build if you don’t discuss this.” Be careful, she cautions, not to assign shame or blame, and make sure your partner knows you are not rejecting him or her. “It never bodes well to get into

any kind of belittling or name calling. You can say, ‘I’m not getting any sleep. I know you don’t mean to keep me awake, but how can we solve this without disrupting our relationship?’” she suggests. “You need to find the right language so the other person feels loved – not abandoned or rejected. If couples can have separate rooms and still feel connected and create intimacy in other ways, there won’t be a problem, but it can

harm the relationship if one partner feels abandoned.” Jennifer Adams agrees. As the author of “Sleeping Apart, Not Falling Apart: How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep And Keep Your Relationship Alive,” she knows a thing or two about lack of slumber. In fact, she admits, sleeping apart saved her marriage. “There were two main issues in the beginning of our relation-

ship: my husband’s snoring and a marked difference in bed times. While I could manage a disturbed sleep every now and then when we were dating, being kept awake every night and having to go to work and function on very little sleep was not something I could cope with,” says Adams. “We talked about sleeping in separate rooms during the week to get some sleep, and, for both of us, the conversation was a welcome relief. It’s important to remember that sleep is critical to physical, emotional and mental health.” The couple, now married 10 years, is very happy despite predictions from friends and family that their marriage wouldn’t last if they didn’t share a bed. “Our friends and family wanted to know how we could be in a relationship if we don’t share a bed,” she says. “However, we knew we couldn’t be in the relationship if we did.” And, for those of you wondering about the sexual side of all this, rest assured that you can still have a satisfying physical relationship without sharing a bed. In fact, McCabe points out, you might want to have more sex since you won’t be as tired. And, notes Marion: “Sleep is as important as sex is for a healthy marriage.” O

REPHRASE THAT COMPLAINT WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SAY TO YOUR PARTNER

WHAT YOU MIGHT SAY INSTEAD

Why should I have to wear ear plugs every night so you can snore like a rhino?

Even though I can sleep through your snoring when I wear ear plugs, after about three days, they irritate my ears, and then I can’t sleep because of the irritation.

How about you just marry your laptop so you never have to be apart?

When you use your laptop in bed at night, the movement from typing and the noise, even though it’s not really loud, keeps me awake. I really need to get a good sleep every night so that I can think clearly at work.

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JUGGLING ACT How To Cope When Caring For Children, Parents And A SpouseBY LISA KAPLAN GORDON

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ere’s my morning so far: I’m in the middle of a telephone interview for a story due tomorrow when my call-waiting beeps. It’s the aide driving my 87-year-old mother to a doctor’s appointment in New York. She doesn’t know the address. I text it to her. The second beep is my 20-yearold son who is taking a final exam at community college and can’t get his student account password to work. I reset it for him. And the third beep is from my husband, who just finished chemotherapy and wants to make a funny video about cancer for the office Christmas party. Can I tell him how to unmute the audio on his smartphone?

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My interview disappeared somewhere between the second and third calls from my family. I email the source and ask him to just send me some quotes. I know when I’m licked. The term “sandwich generation” was coined by Dorothy Miller in 1981 to describe people in their 30s and 40s who were caring for young children and aging parents. A 2013 Pew Research Center report said nearly half (47 percent) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting a grown child. One in seven middle-aged adults (15 percent) is providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.

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The term “sandwich generation” was coined to describe people in their 30s and 40s who were caring for young children and aging parents. Today, I’m coining a new term: the Xanax Generation, 60-somethings who support our young adult children, ancient parents and aging spouses nearing retirement with chronic or life-threatening diseases. Membership in that sandwich generation would be a treat for me. Today, I’m coining a new term: the Xanax Generation, 60-somethings who support our young adult children, ancient parents and aging spouses nearing retirement (if only!) with chronic or lifethreatening diseases. It’s the Xanax Generation because, sometimes, downing that little anti-anxiety pill is the only way to get through the day. Last month, I sat with my husband, who was tethered to an antibiotic drip when a neutropenic fever hospitalized him for a week. When you’re in the middle of chemo, any fever over 100.4˚ is a crisis. When Greg left the hospital, I flew to New York to interview new aides for my mother, whose dementia had suddenly degenerated from 60

moderate to severe, torturing this proud woman with delusions and the inability to string more than three words together coherently. Of course, in the middle of these emergencies, my son decides to buy his first motorcycle and “needs” me to help him negotiate with the seller, follow him to the mechanic to check it out and then pay for a safety class. Oh, and can I spend the morning at the DMV while he figures out how to register his new hog? All the while, I’m running a writing business for pin money to pay, say, the mortgage. I’ve got six editors who need stories yesterday. Terrified of losing business, I write in the hospital; on the plane to New York; and under the fluorescent lights at the DMV, which offers free Wi-Fi, so there’s that. Of course, my life isn’t unique or

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even rare. “From the time of birth until later on in life, our family members always seem to want or need something from us, bringing us to the point of exhaustion,” says Ali Mandelblatt, a clinical psychologist who practices in Jupiter. “It’s a function of living longer. In the past, parents wouldn’t be alive at 90. It adds an extra layer of having to balance the needs of children, elderly parents and ourselves.” Mental health professionals say that better living through chemistry isn’t the only – or the best – way to cope. Jeffrey Kranzler, a Boca Raton therapist, says people like me must learn to say no to family demands when they become too much to manage. “Get in the habit of saying, ‘Let me get back to you on that,’ and

give yourself time to really consider the request before responding,” Kranzler says. Kristen Bomas, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Boca Raton, says caretakers must discern the difference between an urgent need and an “expectation” that, perhaps, someone else could handle. “If it’s an expectation, there is no true urgency for you,” Bomas says. I get it. Prioritize. Say no. Parse the difference between need and want – all terrific coping techniques … for other people. But, for me, they just add a pile of guilt onto the emotional mountain I climb every day. What do I do with the guilt? Mandelblatt offers this calming affirmation: “I’m only one person, and I can only do so much.” She adds: “Look at yourself as someone who needs your attention, too.” I like that. Treat myself as a person who needs my care. I can do that, right after I check on my 90-year-old father who fell and broke two ribs yesterday. O


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Gloria And Emilio Estefan’s Costa D’Este Beach Resort & Spa Pays Homage To Miami Modern Architecture BY SUSAN R. MILLER

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f you’ve been feeling a bit stressed and are looking to “Turn the Beat Around,” you don’t have to go far to relax and be pampered. In less than two hours (if you live in or near Boca Raton), you’ll find Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach. This 94-room boutique hotel is located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and boasts breathtaking views and fresh saltwater breezes. Part-time Vero Beach residents and music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan purchased the hotel a decade 62

ago and transformed it into a luxurious, world-class resort modeled after the Miami Modern architecture of the 1950s. The rooms feature a clean, crisp modern look with teak furniture and a nautical theme. Each room has a balcony or a secluded patio, a flatpanel television and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The spa-like bathrooms showcase an oval shower with tumbled limestone tiles, a built-in bench and dual showerheads. It’s clear that attention to detail – from check-in to check-out – is paramount.

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life  destinations The twin-tower resort offers both poolside and oceanfront views. A newly designed beachside pool deck is the centerpiece of the resort, surrounding the infinity-edge pool. Cuban mosaic tiles frame the outside Cabana Bar, where guests can enjoy an afternoon drink or snack. Staff is always ready to accommodate your every need. In case you were wondering about those monkey statutes that greet you at the entrance to the resort, they represent the Estefan family. The story goes that, when their son, Nayib, began to walk, his nickname was “Monkey” because he would climb on everything. If you’re looking for a little offproperty adventure, there’s plenty to do on Florida’s Treasure Coast. About a mile from the resort is The Riverside Theater. On a sprawling performing arts campus, it’s one of eight theaters in Florida designated as a Cultural Institution. Also nearby is the Vero Beach Museum of Art, which houses regional, state and national exhibits and is home to a sculpture garden.

This 94-room boutique hotel is located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and boasts breathtaking views and fresh saltwater breezes. Part-time Vero Beach residents and music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan purchased the hotel a decade ago and transformed it into a luxurious, world-class resort modeled after the Miami Modern architecture of the 1950s. One of the reasons that the Estefans love Vero Beach so much is its strict environmental laws and the many outdoor activities available to residents and visitors. Just 150 yards from the resort’s backyard is the shipwrecked 1884 iron screw steamer, the Breconshire. Explore the shipwreck from a kayak – it’s just 15 feet below the surface – or jump in and snorkel. At low tide, you can see the bow peeking above the water. The resort also offers a host of beach activities, including paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and skim boarding. If you prefer staying on land, beach cruisers, helmets and bicycle locks are available and included in the resort fee. 64

Early risers might want to greet the day with sunrise yoga right on the beach. Guests are provided with ice water, towels and mats, or you can bring your own. If you want to get your heart beating a little faster, check out a Zumba class at the resort’s fully equipped fitness center, where you can be certain that the “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.” Nature lovers might want to visit the McKee Botanical Garden. In a

contact Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa is located at 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach. For more information, call 877-562-9919 or visit costadeste.com.

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tropical hammock about five miles from the resort, it features 18 acres of natural landscape preserved and restored with 10,000 native and tropical plants. Not far away (about 15 miles) is The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge – 5,400 acres of protected waters and land and a designated National Historic Landmark. The Manatee Observation Center is about 16 miles from the resort in downtown Fort Pierce and overlooks the Indian River Lagoon. Manatees can be seen there year-round. Dining options abound in Vero Beach. At the resort, the signature restaurant, Wave Kitchen & Bar, features specialties developed by Emilio and Gloria, from their

“Estefan Kitchen” cookbook, and overseen by Executive Chef Armando Galeas. The seasonal menu is infused with locally grown produce and fresh-caught seafood. Miami Beach has its Ocean Drive, and so does Vero Beach. The Ocean Drive Shopping District offers a variety of locally owned shops with everything from high-end retail to consignment and thrift stores. While all good things must come to an end, you can take home a bit of your experience. Estefan Kitchen products are available for purchase, from fine wines to gourmet espresso-style coffee. Stock up until you can “Do the Conga” on back to Costa d’Este. O


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Fashion Icon Carolina Herrera Keeps Classic Style Forever Fresh

Designing one piece of clothing that the world considers timeless is an extraordinary feat. So, imagine the talent and creativity it takes to design line after line of apparel and accessories for decades that are considered timeless the moment they’re revealed. Such is the talent of Carolina Herrera. We caught up with the fashion icon recently at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach during the Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach’s Hospice Evening 2017. The event’s theme, “Timeless,” was especially fitting, given that its highlight was a formal fashion presentation of the Carolina Herrera Spring 2017 collection, hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach. Keeping the elements of classic design fresh is Herrera’s strong suit, whether she’s designing ball gowns or the crisp, white button-down blouse considered a mainstay of her collections since she launched her design house in 1981. Moving seamlessly from generation to generation as the go-to fashion choice of some of the world’s best-dressed women, Herrera has dressed first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama. And Melania Trump is no exception, Herrera told the Associated Press in December. “It is an honor to dress the first ladies of the country and it’s something to do for the United States,” she said. “It’s not for myself. It’s for the public.” First daughter Ivanka Trump sparkled at her father’s inaugural ball in a Carolina Herrera gown, a champagne-colored dream of a dress that featured bedazzled, sheer long sleeves and a deep V-neck with a full A-line skirt. Remaining sensitive to the differing prefer-

ences of women living in diverse international locales is also an important reason that the Carolina Herrera brand succeeds in a rapidly changing global fashion market. “Women around the world are inspired by different things. From culture to climate – every market is different,” says the Venezuelan-born Herrera, 78, who became an American citizen in 2009. “For example, the ladies in Florida are fabulous. They are classic and modern but love color.” Regardless of the woman, geographic location or time period that Herrera is designing for, there’s one common theme in her sartorial portfolio: polish. The Fashion Institute of Technology honored her with its 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion for precisely this contribution to the industry over her lifetime. Knowing how to update that perennially polished look is a gift Herrera likely cultivated early in life. As the daughter of Guillermo Pacanins Acevedo, an air force officer and former governor of Caracas, she lived a privileged childhood.

Her grandmother introduced her to the world of fashion at a young and impressionable age, routinely taking her to fashion shows by designers like Balenciaga and buying her outfits at Lanvin and Christian Dior. Herrera married Guillermo Behrens Tello, a Venezuelan landowner, when she was 18 and had two daughters, Mercedes and Ana Luisa. After divorcing Behrens Tello, she married Reinaldo Herrera Guevara, who had inherited the Spanish title the 5th Marquis of Torre Casa. He was the host of “Buenos Días,” a Venezuelan television news program, and the elder son of Don Reinaldo Herrera Uslar, the 4th Marquis of Torre Casa, a prominent Venezuelan sugarcane plantation owner, aristocrat and art collector. The couple has two daughters, Carolina Adriana and Patricia Cristina. Beginning her career in 1965 as a publicist in Caracas for designer and family friend Emilio Pucci, Herrera moved to New York in 1980 and quickly became part of the Studio 54 and Regine’s nightclub crowd, which included the likes of Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol. “Studio 54 promised that something extraordinary would happen every night, and it did. When someone says Studio 54, I immediately think, ‘fantasy made reality,’” she remembers. “One night at a party at Regine’s, Andy was taking pictures right and

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graced the cover of Vogue several times. In 2008, she was awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, along with the title of Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004. Herrera also is a recipient of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence and Spain’s Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, which was presented to her in 2002 by King Juan Carlos I. She was awarded the Gold Medal from the Queen

Sofia Spanish Institute in 1997. Herrera also received the Fashion Group International Superstar Award, the Style Awards Designer of the Year in 2012 and the MercedesBenz Presents title for her 2011 collection. Last September, Herrera debuted the scent Good Girl, her biggest fragrance launch in many years. “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world,” the brand’s website says. “Such was the

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left, and my husband, Reinaldo, said to him, ‘Give me your camera, and I will take a picture of you,’ and Andy answered, ‘But I have no film. I like to see the faces and the ridiculous vanity of people.’” As Herrera grew her social circle, her international reputation for dramatic but elegant personal style began to grow as well. Herrera first made the International Best Dressed List in 1972, and her style rose in stature over the next several years to the extent that she was elected

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to its Hall of Fame in 1980. So, when her friend and then Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland suggested that she start her own brand, Herrera felt empowered to explore the idea, debuting her much-feted first collection at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Club in 1981. To this day, Herrera still presents her readyto-wear collections semi-annually at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. “For a long time, people didn’t believe I was going to do it. They thought I would just design for a while and then disappear, so I had to prove that I was serious,” Herrera says. “You have to have perseverance in this business and a passion for it, because you have to live it every day.” The Carolina Herrera label produces numerous collections of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for women, men and children as well as bridal and fragrances, available in 105 countries at 15,000 points of distribution and including more than 125 CH Carolina Herrera stores and three Carolina Herrera New York retail locations. The collections reflect an effortless sophistication inherent in the style of its founder. Over the years, Herrera and the Carolina Herrera brand have won many awards, while she has 68

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inspiration for Good Girl. The result: a uniquely designed bottle in the shape of a stiletto.” Her Spring 2017 collection was widely celebrated as a look back at her first collection – updated with a look forward at the future of classic, chic design. “‘Today’ was front and center,” according to Women’s Wear Daily. “In recent seasons, Herrera’s aesthetic has evolved toward simplicity. While her designs are hardly plain, she’s recently tempered the excess in a way that has highlighted the clothes’ inherent chic. For spring, she kept a minimal palette – black and white, blue (as in denim), khaki and a hint of pink here or there in a lustrous brocade. She worked volume in gentle constructions. A sculpted denim dress with neckline drape; a khaki shirtdress with brocade overskirt that radiated sophistication. “On the younger side of her range, which Herrera has also been developing of late: a pair of romantic tiered skirts paired with charming white sweaters, one lean with buttoned sleeves and a coquette feel, the other, loose with black piping and a von Trapp uniform vibe. And if a third sweater, with ‘35’ emblazoned on the sleeve, fell to the contemporary side of on-brand, it was but a singular indulgence.” Vogue described Herrera’s Spring 2017 collection


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Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera


as a smart and metered mix of the then and the now, noting that “the most covetable things in Herrera’s repertoire were her evening gowns. The fact that they were now imbued with a deeply personal memory or flashback made them all the more special.” The Business of Fashion website wrote that the collection’s “expected plays on the shirtdress were made fresh with a particular attention to the shoulder: handkerchief-knot accents and rounded, full sleeves. [Herrera] also experimented with material, fashioning top-stitched denim into a ball gown, and mixing floral metallic brocade with cotton khaki. The key look, a molded dress that was shaped to look like a collarless trench worn backwards, was rendered in several fabrics so that clients could collect them all. And while Herrera is anything but anti-establishment, she did send many of the models out in lace-up dance shoes. Flats might not be revolutionary, but they exhibited her very own rebellious side.” With 2017 marking Herrera’s 35th year in the fashion business, she is as determined as ever to design with an eye toward what today’s and tomorrow’s women want to wear. Her Spring Bridal

Looks from Carolina Herrera’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Photos courtesy of Carolina Herrera

“People didn’t believe I was going to do it. They thought I would just design for a while and then disappear, so I had to prove that I was serious. You have to have perseverance in this business.” 2017 collection was inspired by the “woman of today,” her website says, and explores romance and femininity in new forms while staying true to the style codes of the Carolina Herrera brand. The wedding dress holds a special place in Herrera’s heart since she ended her first show in 1981 with a bridal gown. In celebration of Herrera’s 35th anniversary, her design house published a book, “Carolina Herrera: 35 Years of Fashion.” It’s both a portrait of the universally acclaimed designer’s career and a look toward the future of the brand. It includes editorial photographs by renowned fashion photographers, stylists and editors, as well as two portfolios of photography created for the book that interpret looks from the Carolina Herrera archive through a contemporary lens. For Herrera, the meaning of timeless design is simple. “It is important to design clothes that make women feel glamorous, elegant and confident,” she says. If a woman has that, certainly she can accomplish anything. O MARCH 2017

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BY JAMIE SORCHER PHOTOS BY ED BUTERA OF IBI DESIGNS

A NEW HOME IN BOCA RATON CAPITALIZES ON SOUTH FLORIDA’S INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE

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or this one-of-a-kind waterfront residence in the exclusive Boca Raton enclave The Estates, it’s all about elegant spans of glass that eliminate the barrier between interior and exterior, letting its owner enjoy South Florida’s idyllic indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The one-story structure presented some creative opportunities for designers Jessica Lee and Rachel Ortiz, of Marc-Michaels Interior Design in Boca Raton, who appreciated the streamlined form and open floor plan yet wanted to delineate each living space without interrupting the easygoing vibe.

“We wanted to define the spaces,” says Ortiz, senior designer for interior detailing, while also preserving a strong connection between the house and its surroundings. Completed last year, the sleek 5,706-squarefoot home features four bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths. It was built by Boca Raton-based J.H. Norman Construction Company and Brenner Architecture Group. “The builder, Jeff Norman, had a vision for this house,” says Ortiz. “He wanted us to take the clean lines of his architecture and create a flow from exterior to interior.”

“The builder, Jeff Norman, had a vision for this house. He wanted us to take the clean lines of his architecture and create a flow from exterior to interior.” – Rachel Ortiz, senior designer for interior detailing, Marc-Michaels Interior Design

That movement among rooms accommodates a modern lifestyle with spaces for gathering; relaxed entertaining; and even for work, with a versatile office area tucked off of the foyer. The home’s dramatic entrance showcases a bridge-like walkway crossing between two fountains that are lit at night. “There is a water moment as you enter,” says Ortiz. “The front entrance is mostly glass, so you can see straight back to the [Intracoastal]. This just gives a nod to what is going to happen on the other side of the door.” Lee and Ortiz continue the magic of that first moment throughout the home, from the spectacular vistas in almost every room to the expansive, accordion-style NanaWall that opens to a tranquil resort-like backyard on the Intracoastal Waterway. 72

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The four-bedroom waterfront residence is visually stunning, with spans of glass that assure a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. The courtyard entry features a bridge-like walkway that crosses between two fountains that are illuminated at night.


The art ledge of Calacatta Ocean marble from Ceramic Matrix features sculptures from The Phillips Collection that perfectly fit the space.

With all the rooms on one floor, the designers established an aesthetic link among the spaces by painting the walls white throughout the main area. “It had to be a soft tone – not stark,” says Lee, senior designer and project manager, who selected Natural Choice by Sherwin-Williams. “It has just enough pigment to give the walls a bit of depth and also helps the lighting glow.” That same paint was used in the hallway, in common spaces and on ceilings. With no crown molding to separate the walls from the ceiling, the designers wanted a tone that would seamlessly flow up and over. Complementing the soft white walls are driftwood-hued 12-inch French oak floors in most of the main rooms. Taking a cue from mid-century modern design, Lee and Ortiz chose relaxed furnishings in a palette of soft, coastal-inspired hues interspersed with a range of textures, bronze and brass accents and the strategic use of natural materials. “We used lots of stone because it brings in an organic element and softens the severe lines of this modern house,” says Lee. MARCH 2017

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And, of course, glass has a starring role in the design, with wraparound glass walls that completely open the living room, family room and master suite to a serene outdoor oasis. The foyer is illuminated by a twin-circle chandelier that Lee chose for its unique structure and interlocking rings. “It offers a great introduction to the house with an architectural feeling and very modern approach,” she says. The sophisticated entryway allows for a dazzling view into the living room, where a wall of 12-foot retractable glass doors opens to the waterfront lanai, providing a seamless flow from the indoors to the outdoors. Perfectly suited for entertaining, the living room features a welcoming color pal-

ette of warm taupes and creams as well as a 6-foot linear gas fireplace fashioned in Calacatta Ocean marble on a wall of coral stone and driftwood-hued oak paneling. The asymmetrical fireplace extends its ledge to support a trio of sculptural wood pieces. The plush sofa and chaise lounge are partnered with sled-based chairs for plenty of relaxed seating options. Adjoining the living room is the light and airy dining room, with gallery-like wall space. One wall showcases three expansive pieces of artwork; the other is a Mondrian-inspired wall of layered leather panels. Perfectly positioned above the Vanguard ash-stained wood dining table is a diamond-globe chandelier to brighten and elegantly dress the space.

“We used lots of stone because it brings in an organic element and soens the severe lines of this modern house.” – Jessica Lee, senior designer and project manager, Marc-Michaels Interior Design

The 6-foot linear fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room, outfitted in warm taupes and creams. Wraparound glass walls open the space and allow views of the Intracoastal and resort-like pool.

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With gallery-like walls, the dining area is elegant and inspiring. One wall showcases three expansive pieces of artwork; the other is layered with leather panels. A diamondglobe chandelier adds a dramatic touch.


(Top right) A twin-circle chandelier illuminates the foyer and provides a hint of the modern aesthetic featured throughout. (Center right) For casual dining, a low breakfast table is built into the kitchen island. Its metal frame echoes the custom stainless steel hood that spans the length of the cooktop and counter. Glass and chrome Bolio pendant lights further complement the metal elements. (Bottom right) The kitchen’s stone countertop and backsplash are the inspiration for the color palette in the kitchen and the family room. Neutral tones blend beautifully with lighter blues for a livable and relaxing space, anchored by the sectional sofa.

The custom Kinon bar, with a white quartz countertop and bronze-finish brisesoleil (partition), serves the dining room. Originally, the bar opened to the kitchen, but the designers felt a barrier was needed there. “That was a big design challenge,” Ortiz says. “To keep an open feeling, we created

metal posts that wrap the bar. It grounds the bar in the living room but allows a visual from the open spaces. It was a way to keep the family room side away from the living and dining room. Kitchen and family rooms tend to be a little louder, so this delineated each space a bit more.” MARCH 2017

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(Left) The industrial-chic Arteriors Twain desk is the perfect place to work in privacy. Set off on its own, the office doubles as a lounge or TV room, complete with a 72-inch Sony flatpanel television.

Past the bar, the kitchen is stylish and comfortable, with a low breakfast table adjoining the island. Adorned with Corteccia marble counters, the kitchen has dual islands topped in Clamshell Caesarstone. High-end Miele appliances include the 42-inch induction cooktop, dual ovens, a steam oven and a microwave. Secluded off on its own, the office doubles as a secondary lounge space and TV room. “If a person was working from home, they would have privacy to do that here,” says Lee.

The designers added a glass wall, affording a view into the living room and to the outside. Part of a private waterside wing, the luxe master suite is a relaxing oasis in silvery blues and creamy whites with two wardrobe areas and two spa-like bathrooms. “We went with a fully upholstered headboard feature that was subtle and to add some softness,” says Lee. “It won’t draw your attention away from the view, but it highlights the bed and creates interest.” The sides of the bed are accented with cove lighting.

“There is a water moment as you enter. The front entrance is mostly glass, so you can see straight back to the Intracoastal. This just gives a nod to what is going to happen on the other side of the door.” – Rachel Ortiz

A coral-stone terrace opens to a priceless view of the Intracoastal. The covered lanai serves as an extension of the family room and leads to the geometric pool, lined with light-blue mosaic glass tile.

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Dressed in silvery blues and creamy whites, the master bedroom opens on two sides to the pool terrace and a view of the Intracoastal. The room features a back-lit panel bed wall and a sea urchin-inspired pendant light. (Below) One master bath features a sunken tub that rests on a bed of rocks, with a bench at one corner. A glass wall lets in natural light, while a drapery provides privacy.

One master bath features a sunken tub with rocks surrounding it for a Zen experience. A bench wraps around one corner of the tub, while the wall behind it is entirely glass, to capture some of the abundant natural light. A drapery softens the look while creating privacy. A vanity across from the tub offers aesthetically pleasing storage. Ortiz and Lee succeeded in creating a warm and inviting home that mixes contemporary elegance and casual comfort. Above all, it erases the barriers between indoors and out while letting in light; affording privacy between rooms; and offering modern, stylish spaces for everyone to gather. O MARCH 2017

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Kitchen featuring SherwinWilliams paint in Sea Salt

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Form Meets

Function TODAY’S KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS ARE CHIC, STREAMLINED AND HIGH-TECH

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eeling a little crowded lately? It’s not your imagination. With a growing population – and a finite amount of land – space is becoming more and more of a luxury, especially in urban areas. According to The Guardian, more than 2 billion people are projected to move to big cities by 2035, forcing homes to grow vertically and become denser. So how do we adapt to diminishing space without compromising quality of life? Open floorplans and amenities optimize space – and create the illusion of additional space – by allowing areas to seamlessly transition into one another. This is especially effective in the home’s most practical rooms: the kitchen and bathrooms. “We will see things like open shelving in kitchens, barrier-free bathrooms, home automation such as smart home systems and even wider door openings that make our homes flow and function better for everyone,” says Felicia Clark, creative director for the decorative products division at Bedrosians Tile & Stone in Pompano Beach. Other options include eat-in kitchens, pullout counters and clever storage solutions, says Stephanie Pierce, director of design and trends at MasterBrand Cabinets. The goal is to maximize efficiency while creating a sleek, contemporary and uncluttered look, which is the fastest-growing aesthetic for 2017, according to Alexis Neocleous, manager of Calligaris in Boca Raton. Of course, the use of several appliances and technological devices calls for good cord organization and well-lit, multifunctional workspaces, notes Pierce. “Power integration and LED lighting are essential considerations for kitchens,” she says.

What about the clunky plumbing systems often found in bathrooms? Many products today are designed to conceal unsightly parts. For instance, Geberit, a Swiss brand of toilets and plumbing supplies, produces the Monolith system, which hides plumbing components in a minimalistic glass tank. Beyond saving up to 9 inches of space, Geberit systems can help cut water use, Remodelista reports. As the delineations between rooms in the household become less strict, kitchens and bathrooms are emerging as more versatile living spaces. “Kitchens in particular have become a multitasking hub,” says Gerri Chmiel, senior design manager at Formica Corporation. “With homeowners spending more time doing things other than cooking there, today’s kitchens are not only beautiful but also practical and durable enough to fit different lifestyle needs.” This results in “shifts toward more personal design elements,” Pierce adds. Chmiel predicts a rise in interactive, writable surfaces in the kitchen, she says: “Homeowners want spaces to communicate – whether it’s to stay connected, manage schedules, express personality, play a game or just create.” As for bathrooms, there’s a demand for spa-inspired environments, including soft, dimmable lighting from multiple sources for warmth and quiet drama as well as recessed wall details to provide added dimension and display space for bath products, candles and more, says Marla Jaffe, director of design and business development at Clive Daniel Home in Boca Raton. For an authentic spa experience, she adds, “salt walls made with 100 percent pure Himalayan crystal salt are hot this year.” At the 2017 National Kitchen & Bath Show, Pam Moskowitz, vice president of business development at Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale, observed MARCH 2017

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With a large range of sizes as well as polished and honed finishes, the stunning Italian Calacatta Oro marble, available at Bedrosians Tile & Stone, can transform any space. (Photo courtesy of Bedrosians Tile & Stone)

trends such as “virtual rain showers, three-part shower heads and showers with customizable massage and chromatherapy.” According to Erin Hardy, national design manager of California Closets, LED lighting has also advanced by leaps and bounds: “There’s a wealth of custom LED lighting designed to fit different needs and aesthetics, transforming spaces and enhancing the beauty of natural materials.” With the rise of all these technological advancements, today’s modern consumer expects ease of use in every corner of the home. A Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate study found that “77 percent of young homebuyers are looking for a home with ‘smart’ innovations that allow users to control lights, security, temperature and even blinds with the touch of a button from your smartphone.” In the bathroom, smart technology comes in the form of steam showers being preheated by an app, showerheads syncing to a smartphone for music and chatting simultaneously, music speakers in medicine cabinets and TV and computer screens embedded in wallmounted mirrors, says Debbie Miller of Millers Elegant Hardware in Boca Raton. The options are even greater for kitchens: smart refrigerators that manage your food supplies via Samsung and Amazon, the appcontrolled Smarter iKettle & Coffee Machine and even Moley’s first smart Home Robotic Kitchen.

Keep your kitchen counters clutter-free by tucking away electrical cords with the Omega Power-In-The-Drawer Feature by MasterBrand Cabinets, available at Distinctive Kitchens & Baths. (Photo courtesy of MasterBrand Cabinets)

Resistant to water, fire and acids, Spazio Marble & Granite’s highly versatile and eco-friendly Epic Porcelain Slabs are impactresistant and easy to maintain. (Photo courtesy of Spazio Marble & Granite)

▲ Calligaris recently debuted the Fenix NTM Table Top Material – an innovative working surface that’s very opaque and soft to the touch and doesn’t show fingerprints. (Photo courtesy of Calligaris)

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The new-and-improved smart fridge Family Hub 2.0 by Samsung Electronics has internal cameras to manage food supply; a recipe app; voice technology; and a range of food, ▲ security and entertainment options.

Dimmable, versatile and energyefficient, Modern Forms’ Loft LED Vanity/Sconce Luminaire, available at LBU Lighting, delivers a streamlined and contemporary look to the modern home.

(Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics)

(Photo courtesy of LBU Lighting)

Hassle-free materials are also in demand, says Neocleous: “New materials that require minimum maintenance – that are scratch-proof, stain-resistant, thermal-shock-resistant and chemical-resistant – are among the more popular styles this year.” Think hardwood floors, wood-look porcelain tiles and quartz countertops. Another hot material is marble, says Clark: “We are seeing more home accessories made out of marble to get that ‘wow’ factor. A white marble kitchen or bathroom is jaw-dropping gorgeous and will stand the test of time.” However, some argue that natural materials are more difficult to maintain than their faux counterparts. New products in the latter arena excel in both form and function, reports House Beautiful. For example, the new Epic Porcelain Slabs at Spazio Marble & Granite in Boca Raton are not only beautiful but water-, impact- and scratch-resistant. Coupled with the fact that smaller mixed mosaics are making way for larger tiles, adds Clark, expect a stronger statement in the area of wall tiles, which also require less cleaning of grime and grout. However, at the end of the day, notes Eric Lebersfeld, president of Capitol Lighting in Boca Raton, “style will always beat efficiency for most homeowners.” So what styles are hot for 2017?

Newport Brass’ Vander faucets – available in 28 unique finishes, including antiqued brass, antiqued nickel, aged brass and English bronze – provide a stylish accent in the bathroom.

(Photo courtesy of Newport Brass)

Sleek storage meets luxury finishes in California Closets’ Toronto Pantry, a refined organization system with hidden storage compartments, transitional antique-bronze hardware and pullout racks for convenient access. (Photo courtesy of California Closets)

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Versatile, easy-to-clean and durable, Formica Writable Surfaces come in a range of chalkboard and marker▲ board options for sharing messages, drawing and more. (Photo courtesy of Formica Corporation)

The wall-mounted Neorest ▲ AC toilet by TOTO, available at Millers Elegant Hardware, has a self-cleaning system, a warm air dryer, a heated seat, auto lid-opening and closing mechanisms, an in-bowl deodorizer and more. (Photo courtesy of TOTO)

▲ Available as one- or two-drawer cabinets, Hastings Tile & Bath’s Onda Vanities add visual interest to the bathroom with unique curved fronts and walnut or colored lacquer finishes. (Photo courtesy of Hastings Tile & Bath)

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“The trends appear to be continuing along the lines of clean, contemporary shapes, interesting colors and materials,” says Bob Gifford, director of bath products at Hastings Tile & Bath. When it comes to hues, “gray continues to be the top pick for kitchen color schemes,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. As for the rest of the household, she says, “there are four key palettes in ‘Colormix 2017: The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast,’ reflecting the ever-changing societal and cultural landscape in the world today.” Noir comprises rich colors evoking vineripened fruits; Holistic features arctic neutrals such as wild browns and blush roses; Intrepid

The Theta LED Pendant by Hubbardton Forge, available at Capitol Lighting, is a unique LED light sculpture handmade with patterned steel and bright aluminum and finished with soft gold or vintage platinum. (Photo courtesy of Hubbardton Forge)


Thermasol’s Serenity Light, Sound, Rain Head, from Allied Kitchen & Bath, delivers an elevated shower experience with two rows of 82 easy-clean neoprene jets, color-changing lights, in-shower LED lighting and a high-quality subwoofer and amplifier. (Photo courtesy of Allied Kitchen & Bath/Thermasol)

Add metallic glamour to your walls and backsplash with ▲ the silver Montane Mosaic – a blend of stone, glass and metal on 12-by-12-inch sheets, available at Bedrosians Tile & Stone.

(Photo courtesy of Bedrosians Tile & Stone)

consists of fiery oranges and simple black, white and gray; and Unbounded includes earthy mustards and browns as well as ocean blues and coral. “These colors – blushes, taupes and warm neutrals; deep, dark jewel tones; citrus greens; and soft pastels – share a vision of renewed spirituality, body and soul nourishment and a determination to define a sense of self,” Wadden says. The Pantone Color of the Year 2017, Greenery, hasn’t been featured prominently in home products yet. “While Pantone’s Greenery could appear in paint colors fairly quickly, I expect the new Greenery tone to show up in home products in the next 12 to 18 months,” Moskowitz notes. For a final touch, David Emmons, marketing director for Brasstech, Inc., parent company of Newport Brass, notices greater demand for warmer finishes, including aged brass, antiqued brass and antiqued nickel. The interest in these more traditional options doesn’t surprise Clark, as many companies, including Bedrosians Tile & Stone, are more focused on people’s lasting needs than passing trends, he says. “People want designs that work well in everyday living – something you can look at every day and not get tired of it. They want things that are versatile yet different enough to stand out. Basically, everyday living taken up a notch.” O

The Salt Chamber Brick Wall, available at Clive Daniel Home, turns any bathroom into a home spa with its de-stressing properties. The Himalayan salt wall also looks great when backlit to emphasize its natural color. (Photo courtesy of S.A.L.T. Chamber, LLC)

The HiMirror is a smart device that analyzes your skin condition, tracks its progress and provides beauty tips. It even has a preinstalled camera lens cover to protect privacy. (Photo courtesy of HiMirror)

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DreamTeam BY LYNN ALLISON PHOTOS BY MORIS MORENO

ROBERT BROWN AND TODD DAVIS OF BROWN DAVIS INTERIORS OFFER A ONE-TWO AESTHETIC PUNCH

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enry Ford once said: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” That pretty much sums up the internationally lauded design firm Brown Davis Interiors. For Robert Brown and Todd Davis, joining forces and talents to create Brown Davis Interiors was a huge leap of faith – but one that was ultimately rewarded, thanks to their perseverance and honesty to their craft. The partners have offices in Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Miami, where they primarily reside. Since forming Brown Davis Interiors in 1994, the men have achieved global acclaim – and celebrity status in the world of interior design – by maintaining an intimate focus with their clients. Although much of their business is online these days, they still love meeting clients personally and creating their dream homes. They hobnob with the rich and famous, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Madonna, Cher, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan. The duo, whose motto is “Comfort is the

greatest luxury,” specializes in creating beautiful but functional designs for both residential and commercial clients. In the elite environs of Washington, D.C., Brown Davis has designed two residences for the Clintons and was the first – and only – American design team to decorate the British Embassy. Brown, an exuberant artist and gifted colorist, loves the challenge of creating custom palettes that harmonize with furnishings and art. He particularly relishes integrating a client’s museum-quality artwork into his vision while maintaining the flow and comfort of the rooms. Davis focuses on the architectural challenges of their projects, enjoying classic restoration and contemporary renovation without losing the aesthetic foundation on which everything rests. He was born in Newport Beach, California, and moved back and forth from Washington to Los Angeles throughout his childhood. He grew up in mid-century modern homes, and his house in Southern California was designed by Joseph Eichler, a post-war American real estate developer known for his distinctive tract housing.

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“I was always interested in architecture and cars as a child,” Davis recalls. “But I chose to obtain my masters of administrative sciences from Johns Hopkins. Although neither of us have had formal training in design or architecture, we share a passion for both, and our respective business degrees have helped us to run our business efficiently.” He adds: “That’s why, when we get a new project that may involve long-term architectural changes, I usually lead the way.” Brown’s parents were immigrants from England, he says: “They had the prerequisite $200 to enter the country, and my mom was pregnant with me at the time. They had a dream to own land and farm their vegetables and have chickens. So they bought property in Virginia, a twobedroom house with no indoor toilet. We had to use the outhouse. “But they worked hard, and eventually we had indoor plumbing, and they renovated their home, so change for me as a child was always positive. My parents were always improving our home for the better. Some people are afraid of change, but I heartily embrace it because of my childhood roots.” Brown obtained his masters degree in business from George Washington University. “I always had an innate sense of style and an intense visual ability that, at first, made me ashamed because, to me, it spelled out clearly that I was gay,” he says. “I was miserable by my self-inflicted shame. And then I met Todd, and we started to share our mutual visions. I knew I needed a companion to help me on my way to explore my true identity, so I said to him, ‘Buckle your seat belt! We’re going for a ride!’”


“In Miami, we began to think about new materials, bright colors and modern styles to express the openness and freedom the city exudes. People have more fun with their homes here in South Florida.” – Robert Brown

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Davis and Brown met on a hike on Old Rag Mountain outside of Washington, D.C., and decided to join forces to make their dreams a reality. “We immediately started purchasing homes in Washington, renovating them and selling for significant profits,” says Davis. “This was real on-the-job training in design, construction, architecture, business and sales.” Acclaim soon followed, he says: “Very quickly, Susan Mary Alsop, a contributing editor for Architectural Digest, recognized our talent. She suggested we help the new British ambassador redecorate the British Embassy residence in Washington. We were hired and became the first and only American design firm to perform work on the embassy.” When the project was complete, it was featured in Architectural Digest, where it caught the eye of Hillary Clinton. When the Clintons left the White House in 2001, Brown Davis was hired to find and design their new residence. “The Clintons were so pleased with the result that they asked us to design her senate office and subsequently their new home in Chappaqua, New York. During this time, we were designated to the Architectural Digest Top 100 list,” notes Davis. “Working with the Clintons was an interesting and challenging project,” he says. “This was still early in our career, and we were besieged by the press, wanting details about the design. As always, we guarded our clients’ privacy, sticking to our goal of confidentiality, which still serves us today.” Brown says that the Clintons “are not pretentious people. Chappaqua represented comfortable country living. It needed to be inviting, so we used a lot of yellow and red and some really elegant patterns.” One of their most exciting projects, say the partners, was designing a residence for a Campbell’s Soup heiress on East 72nd Street in Manhattan. “Her entire collection of paintings, including Monet, Van Gogh and Pissarro, were on loan and hanging on the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art while we renovated her new home. Working with this collection of art was interesting and thrilling,” says Davis. “This was a great learning experience on how to create the proper lighting, atmospheric control and security for a priceless art collection.” MARCH 2017

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Brown Davis Interiors has designed homes all over the country, and the partners enjoy different experiences in each location. “Miami allows wide-open thinking and more daring because of the diverse culture and climate,” says Brown. “Washington is more traditional, and even Palm Beach, where we lived for two years, has more tradition and stricter rules. But, in Miami, we began to think about new materials, bright colors and modern styles to express the openness and freedom the city exudes. People have more fun with their homes here in South Florida than they do in Washington.” Brown emphasizes that good taste is not about money but judgment. “If you give me $3 to spend in a thrift shop, I will come back with a piece that will enhance the room or bring it together in ways you may never have thought of,” he says. “Decorating is like conducting a symphony when all the instruments come together in harmony. That’s good taste.” Davis recommends that, when decorating, always choose something you love

South Pointe master bedroom, Miami Beach

Oceanfront penthouse kitchen, Miami Beach

and that you want to live with for a while. “Get the best quality you can afford,” he adds. “Most people have not studied the principles of architecture or interior design as long as we have,” he says. “Many people who are accomplished in their own industry do not have that seasoned knowledge. Hiring professionals to do the job correctly from the start is the biggest value. Mistakes are often costly and time consuming.” Brown Davis has created a unique furniture line, Brown Davis Exclusively for Keith Fritz, which is handmade in Indiana. One of their stand-out achievements is developing colored wood – stained all the way through for looks and durability – like their famous Barry Chest in purple wood. Two of their creations were among the top furniture trends of 2017 by the Associated Press. Next up is their new carpet line with Thibault van Renne from Belgium. “The rugs are beautifully handmade in India,” notes Davis. “The concept is unique in that Mother Nature is the best at com-

“If you give me $3 to spend in a thrift shop, I will come back with a piece that will enhance the room or bring it together in ways you may never have thought of. Decorating is like conducting a symphony when all the instruments come together in harmony.” – Robert Brown

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“Working with the Clintons was an interesting and challenging project. This was still early in our career, and we were besieged by the press. As always, we guarded our clients’ privacy, sticking to our goal of confidentiality.” – Todd Davis

Sunset Islands living room, Miami Beach

Barry Chest in purple wood from Brown Davis Exclusively for Keith Fritz

Oceanfront penthouse living room, Miami Beach

position and color. Our rugs are based on aerial photos of the earth and ocean.” This new collaboration launched at the Miami-based Design on a Dime, a charity event originally started in New York to benefit Housing Works, an organization helping to end the AIDS crisis. The partners were honored to chair the event. Brown’s Miami home, or, as he calls it, his “Florida pad, Villa Nirvana,” is a supercontemporary, high-ceilinged condo centered on a private atrium of palm trees. “Because of my love for art, I live with an Yves Klein ‘Venus de Milo’ statue, Andy Warhol’s ‘Orangutan’ from his Endangered Animals series, Jason Martin’s ‘Lola’ and exquisite furnishings like a ’70s Vladimir Kagan sofa, a 1960s Italian brass dining table – all arranged on the open terrazzo floors,” he says. “I love living in South Florida because I’m constantly inspired by the beautiful environment and the infusion of global and domestic cultures. I love that, nine months of the year, I can hop on my bike and ride along the Atlantic Ocean to the international airport only 15 minutes away and be in Malibu for dinner or London for breakfast.” Davis’ condo is on the corner of the 27th floor of a Miami Beach building. “I overlook Biscayne Bay with a panoramic view of the ocean, Key Biscayne and the city of Miami,” he says. “I had the

wood floors custom-stained to match the gray blue of the water and sky, and my walls are white. The color combination blends perfectly with the colors of the bay and sky and creates a very peaceful environment. My main focal point or art is a large painting by Jason Martin in a mid-tone blue. The custom-made white sofa is 14 feet long and accompanied by a pair of mid-century chairs by Kipp Stewart that are upholstered in a chocolate brown suede.” Davis also loves the Miami lifestyle, practicing power yoga; taking his dog, Brooke, to Haulover Park on Miami Beach; and then enjoying a lunch poolside at The Standard hotel. “How can you get better than this?” he quips. Brown loves to ride his bike, work out, cook and follow a daily spiritual practice. “I learned how to focus not on the problems in my life but on their solutions,” he says. “The universe wants you to feel good, so, if you remain positive and solution-oriented, good things will come your way. It’s really about the law of attraction. One thought leads to the next, so remaining positive will bring positive things into your life. If you strictly focus on making money and not how it will best serve you or others, you will not find happiness. “I never thought I would achieve this amazing success when I was less confident about my talents. But, once I stopped doubting myself and concentrated on helping others achieve their dream homes with my vision, I was able to touch, feel and smell my goals with each project. And the universe provided.” O MARCH 2017

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CALM A FAMILY OF FIVE BUILDS A SERENE, COMFORTABLE ESCAPE IN DELRAY BEACH BY STACIA FRIEDMAN

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A saltwater fish tank is enhanced by a wall covered in white marble brick.

hen homeowners come to Brown’s Interior Design in Boca Raton, they often arrive with images ripped out of magazines or with a specific style or color palette in mind. But, when the owners of a 7,000-square-foot Delray Beach home, then still under construction, first met with Brown’s designer Lindsei Brodie, their top priority was to create a certain aura in the six-bedroom, eightbathroom Seven Bridges home. “Their design goal was to create a sense of calm and stability,” says Brodie of the active family of five, including two teenagers. “They first contacted me in January 2016 for help with interior finishes.” Brodie steered the homeowners toward elegant but easy-to-maintain elements, such as polished porcelain floors for the first floor and large-planked, engineered hardwood in taupe gray for the second floor. How do you design “calm” for such an expansive house with teenagers? Brodie employed a neutral MARCH 2017

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palette of white, cream and taupe, balanced by dark walnut millwork throughout. Perhaps the most notable millwork feature is in the 32-foot-high foyer. To complement the height, Brodie installed custom-built walnut panels in a dark espresso stain from floor to ceiling, backed by LED lights for dramatic effect. Kdavid WoodWork designed the panels, as well as all the cabinetry in the home. A white lacquered shelf seems to suspend in mid-air from the panels, which also feature a Porcelanosa mirror and a cut-crystal Boyd wall sconce. A contemporary spiral chandelier by Universal Lighting adds a touch of elegance and sparkle above the expansive built-in unit. For a wow factor, Brodie designed two custom aquariums, one of which she installed in the foyer hallway. “I wanted to create something unique and fun, so I placed a 300-gallon jellyfish tank in the foyer,” she says. “The tank appears to be totally empty, but, once you turn on the custom LED backlight, a series of rotating colors enhances and spotlights the jellyfish as they swim.” Upon entering the living room, three focal points come into view: a wall-mounted electric fireplace, another built-in aquarium and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling arched window running the entire width of the room. “I covered two of the walls with a white marble brick for added texture,” Brodie says. “Opposite the fireplace, a 700-gallon tank is brimming with exotic saltwater fish, which can be seen from the adjoining office. The retro-style white chenille sofa and white leather chairs with matching cushions are by Bolier.”

Custom-built walnut wall panels by Kdavid WoodWork and a spiral crystal chandelier by Universal Lighting balance the foyer’s 32-foot ceiling.

“The finishing touch in the living room was the sculpture on the coffee table. I chose a gold-leaf metal sculpture, called ‘Eden Gate,’ containing the figures of a man and a woman. No matter where you sit or stand in the room, you can see through the sculpture to the fireplace, fish tank or sweeping scenery outside.” – Lindsei Brodie, interior designer, Brown’s Interior Design

A retro-style white chenille sofa and leather chairs by Bolier create a sophisticated gathering place in the living room with a stunning view framed by custom sheer gold-mesh curtains.

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The acrylic, wood and copper-leaf coffee table that anchors the space is also by Bolier. Although the furnishings are quite stunning, everything in the room is stain-resistant and, most importantly, kid-friendly. Brodie devised an attractive solution for the expansive living room window. “The living room curtain is meant to remain open,” she says. “We custom-made a sheer goldmesh curtain with a linen base that contained a shimmering gold pattern. The finishing touch in the room was the sculpture on the coffee table. I wanted to find something very distinctive and chose a gold-leaf metal sculpture with a white marble base, called ‘Eden Gate,’ containing the figures of a man and a woman. No matter where you sit or stand in


Versace embroidered wallpaper lends dramatic flair to an elegant dining room with an eye-catching lacquered blue table and white suede chairs by Century Furniture.

the room, you can see through the sculpture to the fireplace, fish tank or sweeping scenery outside.” The only exception to the neutral color scheme is the dining room. “The owner had fallen in love with a Century Furniture dining table she saw at the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach,” Brodie says. “It has a lacquered blue finish that appears translucent as you view it from different angles.” The Century Furniture dining room chairs are covered in white suede Crypton fabric with patterned silk backs. To echo the table, the walls are enveloped in Versace embroidered wallpaper. “It’s a traditional pattern made modern by its ombre appearance,” she says. Silver-leaf, cut-crystal chandeliers by Fine Art

A built-in glass wine rack adds interest to a contemporary dinette area, featuring a table and chairs by Swaim.

Lamps set a formal tone for the stately room. A dinette off the kitchen offers the surprise of a floor-to-ceiling, built-in glass wine rack created by Milex Contractors. “The space had originally been drafted as a pantry, but we eliminated the wall and installed the transparent wine rack,” Brodie says. The glass dinette table and pearlized white leather chairs are from Swaim, and a silver ET2 fixture hangs over the table, adding a fun, modern touch. It makes sense that the most popular room in any home – the family room – opens up to both the kitchen and the breakfast nook. The kitchen island is ideally situated to serve as a buffet table, coffee bar or impromptu gathering spot. The domMARCH 2017

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inant feature of the family room is an expansive walnut built-in featuring Kinon panels in a pearlized cream finish laser cut with a geometric pattern. A sumptuous Thayer Coggin sectional sofa, upholstered in a pale gray poly-suede, is large enough to accommodate the entire family plus guests. The first-floor media room features an 85-inch television set in walnut panels with brass veneer stripes and custom storage panels on either side

The open-plan family room creates a sense of comfort and warmth with a Thayer Coggin sectional sofa and a kitchen island that doubles as a buffet table or a wine bar. (Above) A feeling of serenity pervades the master bedroom, in tones of cream with dark wood accents and gold metallic wallpaper. The bedroom set is by Century Furniture.

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by Kinon. A beige chenille sectional sofa by Century Furniture creates a welcoming seating arrangement, accented by a tan leather ottoman. The serene theme carries into the master bedroom, where a cream quilted-leather headboard pairs with contemporary furnishings from Century Furniture. “Gold metallic wallpaper gives the room the illusion of a faux finish,� Brodie says.


It’s always family night in the media room, which features an 85-inch television set in custom walnut panels with brass veneers and storage units by Kinon.

“Their design goal was to create a sense of calm and stability. They first contacted me in January 2016 for help with interior finishes.” – Lindsei Brodie

One of the most impressive rooms is the secondfloor loft, created as a study area and hangout spot for the children. “I’ve never met such polished teenagers,” Brodie says. “I gave them three options for the wallpaper, and they selected an old English map. The detailing is something you could gaze at for hours.” The room contains a large beige sectional sofa by Century Furniture, two desks and a 75-inch television. The engineered hardwood floor is accented by a blue-patterned nylon area rug. When the kids want to put their feet up, there’s a large, rectangular leather ottoman. Among luxury built-ins, custom-coffered ceilings, textural wallcoverings, sumptuous furnishings and eye-catching art, Brodie’s favorite element of the project is something intangible, she says. The young designer is most thrilled with the fact that she was able to create a serene, comfortable environment for the growing family to enjoy for years to come. But don’t expect Brodie to replicate this elegant project. “My No. 1 rule is to give every client something new,” she says. “I never repeat a design.” O

(Above) Map print wallpaper sets the tone for the children’s hangout spot and study room, featuring two desks, a wide-screen television as well as a sectional sofa and a leather ottoman by Century Furniture.

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MILLERS ELEGANT HARDWARE The Amora Vanity brings a sophisticated and fresh look to the bathroom. It features an unconventional design and multiple storage opportunities. Call 561-994-4393 or visit eleganthardware.com.

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WHEN IT COMES TO FEATHERING YOUR NEST, THE JOB IS NEVER quite done. There’s always something that needs replacing or updating, and, of course, our aesthetic tastes change with the seasons. But, thanks to these top-quality products and services from area vendors, you’ll have plenty of resources for your home improvement.

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CALIFORNIA CLOSETS This softly lit Elegant Walk-In Closet comprises a palette of neutral tones and creates a boutique experience. Call 954-946-2218 or visit californiaclosets.com. CALLIGARIS BOCA STORE The LAZY Swivel/Rocking Chair from Calligaris has sinuous lines and a wide, cozy seat, making it the perfect relaxing piece. Call 561-756-8463 or visit shopcalligaris.com. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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CAPITOL LIGHTING The Batalion Russell Mini Pendant, made of vintage glass, is the perfect addition and finishing touch to transform your space. Call 561-994-9570 or visit 1800lighting.com.

ANTONINI MODERN LIVING Specializing in fine contemporary furnishings with European style, Antonini is one of South Florida’s leading furniture stores. Don’t miss the Lauren Sofa. Call 561-757-6988 or visit antoninimodernliving.com.

ABC CARPET & HOME The one-of-a-kind Alchemy Silk & Wool Rug is handmade by artisans from upcycled wool and silk. Call 561-279-7777 or visit abchome.com.

PATIO.COM The North Cape ice chest features an outdoor wicker finish. It’s infused with rich colors and UV-inhibitors to prevent cracking, chipping and fading. Call 561-395-8035 or visit patio.com.

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CLIVE DANIEL HOME The Perpetual Collection is the beautifully designed constant in your life for indoors or outdoors, featuring the Perpetual Teak Sparta Dining Table. Call 561-440-4663 or visit clivedaniel.com.

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C.A.C. CUSTOM ARTISAN CABINETRY This is not your average headboard. The custom-built bedroom unit merges design with functionality, allowing you to relax every night. Call 561-361-5111 or visit custom artisancabinetry.com.

BROWN’S INTERIOR DESIGN Far more than the average piece of furniture, Taracea’s unique offerings are a harmonious concoction of wood, art and design. Call 561-368-2703 or visit brownsinteriors.com.

DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS & BATHS Custom-made Element Designs® Magnetic Markerboards combine durability, write-ability and magnetization for a high-quality surface. Call 561-997-9400 or visit distinctivekitchens.com.

SWAT MOSQUITO SYSTEMS SWAT custom-designs every system, allowing residents to enjoy their property and eliminating the need for screened enclosures, zappers or propane devices. Call 866-900-SWAT or visit swatmosquitosystems.com. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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DESIGN Essentials ASSURANCE POWER SYSTEMS A permanently installed Generac Guardian Series Generator protects your home automatically. APS has been named the best dealer nationally. Call 561-886-0470 or visit assurancepower.com.

CUSTOM DOOR SHOP The front-door system you choose is an expression of your taste and style. It can be hurricane-impact rated and beautiful, too. Call 561-496-0820 or visit customdoorshop.com.

SINK OUTLET Combining style and function, the new Paradox collection – including the Riobel Paradox Single Hole Faucet – merges organic shapes with clean lines. Call 954-975-7066 or visit sinkoutlet.co.

ABSOLUTE PATIO FURNITURE RESTORATION Refinish your patio furniture and transform your outdoors. Call 954-917-2715 or visit absolutepowdercoat.com.

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AMERICAN SCREEN SOLUTIONS Enjoy ventilation and solar protection. American Screen Solutions provides custom-made Phantom Motorized Screens for doors, windows and large openings. Call 800-785-6066 or visit americanscreensolutions.com.

FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY Cook with convection and steam in the Thermador 60” Pro Grand Range. Call 561997-8735 or visit fergusonshowrooms.com.

FERGUSON BATH, KITCHEN & LIGHTING GALLERY Cook with convection and steam in the Thermador 60” Pro Grand Range. Call 561-997-8735 or visit fergusonshowrooms.com.

LBU LIGHTING The Zephyr LED Pendant has an elegant, organic shape. The heat-textured steel harmoniously melts into the ribbon-like LED light. Call 561-338-5211 or visit lbulighting.com.

SKLAR FURNISHINGS Designed by Vondom, the Moma Lighted Bar and Barstool set is available with LED lighting to brighten your patio. Call 561-948-1351 or visit sklarfurnishings.com.

RFA DECOR “Wheat Field” is a hand-embellished giclée of an original acrylic painting on fine art paper by artist Evan Taylor. Call 561-994-4422 or visit rfadecor.com. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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ALLIED KITCHEN & BATH Part of the Litze Bath & Shower Collection By Brizo®, the pendant showerhead features arms that allow spray heads to be repositioned. Call 954-564-1611 or visit alliedkitchenandbath.com.

SUNBURST SHUTTERS & WINDOW FASHIONS Polywood Shutters are the most durable and beautiful plantation shutters and give you ultimate control over light, temperature, noise and privacy. Call 561-367-4010 or visit sunburstshuttersftlauderdale.com.

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SUSAN LACHANCE INTERIOR DESIGN The Shape Dining Chair is a comfortable and practical statement piece. Designed by Fabio Di Bartolomei, it’s available in various colors. Call 561-241-3800 or visit susanlachance.com. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION


Not her thing. For years she said, “The boat isn’t for me.” It’s not.

Hard work precedes significant assets. We work to protect them.

LAW OFFICE OF

BENJAMIN T. HODAS DIVORCE. FAMILY LAW.

Unavoidable Conflict. Justifiable Action. 515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 700, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 P: 561.275.7800 | hodaslaw.com


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We understand both the economics and the emotional issues in a case. We are always amenable to settling a case, but we are always prepared to litigate aggressively if necessary.

Joshua K. Friedman and Jason A. Brodie

MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW

Partners At Brodie & Friedman, P.A., Bring Skills And Experience To Every Engagement WHEN IT COMES TO MARITAL and family law, Jason A. Brodie and Joshua K. Friedman provide clients with sound advice and personalized attention, making themselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if necessary. “We always follow the law and any changes to it,” says Brodie. The attorneys believe their clients depend on them for advice regarding what they may be entitled to and to know the ever-changing laws in the family law arena. “In divorce cases, issues like child custody and property di-

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vision can be life-changing,” says Brodie. “But in high-asset divorce cases, the stakes are especially high because the issues can be even more complex.” For example, high-asset couples might co-own businesses, numerous financial accounts and multiple properties that all have to be valued and distributed equitably. “We understand both the economics and the emotional issues in a case,” says Friedman, who is board-certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar. “We are always amenable to settling a case, but we are always prepared to litigate ag-

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gressively if necessary.” Along with providing professional guidance and support to their clients, Brodie and Friedman are active in the community. They serve on the professional advisory committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and contribute to area charitable organizations such as Stand Among Friends. As Friedman says, “We want to

give back to the community that supports us.” Brodie and Friedman have been featured on the “Today” show, MSNBC, FOX News and local area television stations. Brodie & Friedman’s areas of practice focus on divorce, child support, property distribution, alimony, time-sharing, enforcement, modification, relocation and pre- and postnuptial agreements.

BRODIE & FRIEDMAN, P.A., is located at 1675 N. Military Trail, Ste. 550, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-392-5100 or visit brodiefriedman.com.

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With every case, he strives to make a difference, which on more than one occasion has led to eliminating dangerous industry practices to prevent future tragedies.

C. Glen Ged

OUR MISSION

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., Effects Positive Change On A Daily Basis C. GLEN GED IS A LEADER among South Florida’s personal injury attorneys. Co-founding partner of prominent Boca Raton injury law firm Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A., Ged is committed to making a positive impact on every client, every day. Since he began practicing law in 1991, Ged has lived by this core mission. His relentless passion for providing outstanding legal representation is unparalleled. Ged’s unwavering pursuit of justice and compassionate representation of injured accident vic-

tims has resulted in tens of millions of dollars in settlements for clients and has earned him the respect of peers throughout the U.S. He is proud to receive thousands of referrals from clients and colleagues each year, a true testament to his legal prowess, formidable knowledge of innovative litigation strategies and powerful courtroom victories. A graduate of the New England School of Law and an Eagle member of the Florida Association of Justice, Ged is deeply committed to both his

ELLIS, GED & BODDEN, P.A., is located at 7171 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-995-1966 or visit ebglaw.com.

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clients and his community. He was appointed as a trustee member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and served a distinguished term as chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Ged is admitted to practice in Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and before the United States Supreme Court. His record of accomplishments is impressive, including a listing among notable attorneys in Who’s Who of South Florida and recently receiving the Top 1% Car Accident Lawyer Award by CarAccidentLawyer. org. Ged specializes in personal injury; wrongful death; PIP insurance claims; real estate and business law; asset protection; and wills, trusts and estate plan-

ning matters. Ged is highly regarded as one of Florida’s most compassionate and aggressive personal injury lawyers, leading the firm in its dedication to obtaining swift justice for victims and families and making the community a safer place to live. With every case, he strives to make a difference, which on more than one occasion has led to eliminating dangerous industry practices to prevent future tragedies. He is also an influential voice for consumers, pressing Florida legislators to preserve key consumer protections in Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) statute. Ged leads numerous charitable efforts to benefit children, families and victims of abuse throughout Florida.

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I handle every case all the way through appeals, if necessary.

Eric Lee

RESOLVING DISPUTES

Board-Certified Business Litigator Eric Lee Provides Clients With Cost-Effective Solutions IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS, disputes happen all the time, and, often, they are complicated. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable business litigator on your side. Eric Lee, managing partner of Lee & Amtzis, P.L., in Boca Raton, has been practicing business litigation for more than 23 years and has been board certified for 17 years. His practice has taken him into state and federal

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courts throughout the country at both the trial and appellate levels. He has an impressive track record of successfully representing parties in complex businessrelated matters. Lee provides clients with costeffective solutions designed to achieve the best results, and his successes include serving as lead counsel in class action matters in which more than $10 million was recovered.

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He prides himself on his hands-on approach. “If someone hires me, they get me,” he says. “I go to every hearing and every deposition. I handle every case all the way through appeals, if necessary.”

Because he has a history of effectively representing clients, other attorneys often turn to Lee for help when their clients need business litigation representation. This stands as a testament to his skill and experience.

LEE & AMTZIS, P.L., is located at 5550 Glades Road, Ste. 401, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-981-9988.

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We help business owners and high-networth individuals resolve their debt issues and rebuild their lives.

Cami and Tate Russack

FINDING BANKRUPTCY SOLUTIONS

RLC PA Lawyers & Consultants Help Business And Individual Clients Move Forward Again BOCA RATON ATTORNEYS TATE and Cami Russack help clients find solutions for bankruptcy, insolvency and other challenging business and financial issues. Drawing on more than 16 years of legal and consulting practice – as well as their own business experience – the Russacks help businesses get off to a good start and stay on track if financial problems arise. “We help business owners and high-net-worth individuals resolve their debt issues and rebuild their lives,” says Tate Russack, senior counsel, RLC PA

Lawyers & Consultants in Boca Raton. “We can help clients negotiate a solution with a bank that doesn’t require them to pay 100 percent of the debt immediately or forfeit their collateral.” While bankruptcy and insolvency are two of the firm’s main practice areas, the Russacks also assist clients with corporate counsel, business operations and insurance and reinsurance. “Before we were lawyers, we were business people,” says Cami Russack, senior counsel, whose practice includes bankruptcy, corporate formation, structures,

RLC PA LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS is located at 7999 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 100A, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-571-9610 or visit rlcfl.com.

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business management and contract negotiation. “We know how to structure a new business in a way that benefits the stakeholders, managers and employees,” she says. “That helps a new business get off the ground more quickly. We can serve those clients as an experienced legal counsel or business management consultant.” For example, the majority owner of a privately held business with more than 25 investors asked the Russacks to help untangle a complex corporate governance and reporting structure. They simplified the process so that shareholders could understand how their investments were being used, and they allowed the majority owner to keep moving the company forward.

The firm also advises high-networth individuals facing serious debt problems. “We help them navigate the murky waters of bankruptcy, resolve their debts and reset their finances for the future,” says Tate Russack, whose practice includes aviation-related transactions, such as buying or leasing personal or corporate jets, as well as insurance and reinsurance matters. “We enjoy helping our clients stay on track,” says Cami Russack. “But, if problems arise, we dig in to find the right solution.” The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask for information about our qualifications and experience. The firm is also a qualified debt relief agency.

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I’m proud to join a firm that shares the same approach to service and commitment to its clients.

Eric Donner

A NEW FINANCIAL DIALOGUE

Industry Veteran Eric Donner, ChFC®, CAP®, CLU®, Teams With Financial Powerhouse To Provide Creative, Integrated Advisory Services To Clients THIRTY YEARS AGO, ERIC Donner started his career in the pension, estate planning and life insurance business with the goal to bring more clarity to his clients’ financial lives, particularly those with complex needs. Today, the same goal has inspired Donner to join forces with CPA-based wealth management practice TFG Hewins – the local DBA name of Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC, a national investment-advisory firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management (AUM).* TFG Hewins is a collaborative effort between Hewins Financial and The Fuoco Group, a leading accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Florida and New York. The appointment of Donner, who joined Hewins in 2016 as a

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senior financial advisor, expands TFG Hewins’ presence in South Florida and will allow it to provide more focused, integrated service to its growing client base. Donner’s advanced financial planning knowledge – specifically within the realms of estate planning, risk management and business succession and exit planning – will add another dimension of capability and expertise to the practice. Donner’s clients stand to benefit from the shift, as well. In addition to the holistic financial planning Donner already provides, his clients will now have access to competitive accounting and business advisory services, due to TFG Hewins’ relationship with The Fuoco Group. “This move provides my clients with a full team of investment and tax experts to help

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them accomplish their thorough planning goals,” says Donner. “Now, I can leverage my knowledge and financial planning capabilities on a much larger scale and cover a broader client base.” Together, Hewins Financial and The Fuoco Group bring nearly 40 years of experience in the financial and business services industries to their work with clients, which include individuals, families, small businesses and retirement plans. Looking forward, Donner is excited to bring his own brand of passion and dedication to the team: “I’m proud to join a firm that shares

the same approach to service and commitment to its clients.” Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC d/b/a TFG Hewins (“Hewins”) is an investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Information pertaining to Hewins’ advisory operations, services and fees is set forth in Hewins’ current Form ADV Part 2A brochure, copies of which are available at no cost upon request or at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. *Hewins Financial Advisors, LLC’s Regulatory AUM as of 12/31/2016 is $4.2 billion. Hewins and The Fuoco Group are not affiliated entities. Securities, when offered, are offered through ValMark Securities, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC; 130 Springside Drive, Suite 300, Akron, Ohio 44333-2431, 1-800765-5201. Hewins is a separate entity from ValMark Securities, Inc.

TFG HEWINS is located at 123 N.W. 13th St., Ste. 213, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-609-3200 or visit tfgfa.com.

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Sustainability is not just about the environment; it’s about diversity.

Marc Wigder

SEEING GREEN

Marc Wigder Fills A Business Niche In An Environmentally Friendly Way WHEN THE REAL ESTATE MARket took a downturn earlier this decade, Marc Wigder saw green – as in an opportunity to provide businesses in Boca Raton with an environmentally friendly place to work. The real estate attorney and developer purchased a 100,000square-foot distressed property and, with a few tweaks, turned it into The Greenhouse. Today, it is home to small and emerging

businesses that appreciate working in the eco-friendly building dedicated to saving natural resources … and money. To achieve his goals, Wigder installed an energy-management system that reduced costs by 30 percent. Adding motion and photo sensors ensured lighting in certain areas is used only when needed. Switching to reclaimed water and implementing a recycling program further

THE GREENHOUSE is located at 5301 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-674-0001 or visit greenhouseoffices.com.

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reduced costs. “Once you start to see those savings, it becomes infectious,” says Wigder, who is taking courses in sustainability at Yale University to learn about his new passion. Wigder initially saw The Greenhouse as a one-time project. But, with its success and his growing interest in sustainability, it became the core of his business model. He recently purchased another Boca Raton property, which will be another “Greenhouse.” He also purchased a retail village in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, where all businesses are women-

owned and managed. “Sustainability is not just about the environment; it’s about diversity,” says Wigder. The Greenhouse is 99 percent occupied with a variety of businesses, including attorneys, accountants, therapists and healthcare-related companies. Wigder has applied for Energy Star and LEED certification and, if he achieves it, will be one of just a few office buildings in the area to do so. “By keeping costs down and being more environmentally friendly, it’s a win-win. We can pass along savings and maintain a competitive advantage,” he says.

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tary awards.” For Zappitell and his team of seasoned personal injury attorneys, it’s all about qualifications, experience and personal attention. The firm also collaborates with some of the top medical, biomechanical and business experts around the country. Zappitell knows how physically and emotionally painful it can be for both victims and their families. In the case of a wrongful death, the firm works closely with family members,

not only to help them understand their legal rights but also to help them get in touch with counselors, therapists and other grief resources to help cope with their loss. “We understand the pain and financial hardships facing our clients and work with them every step of the way to make sure they not only receive the financial compensation they deserve, but we also strive to make sure those responsible for their injuries are held accountable,” Zappitell says.

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THE DISH ON FOOD, WINE & RESTAURANTS

PORK WITH A PURPOSE

Cochon555 Barbecue Competition Returns To Miami With A Message About Heritage Meat

W Brady Lowe

hat do you get when you take five chefs, add 450 guests and 1,500 pounds of pork and then multiply that by 14 U.S. cities? Cochon555, a food festival and cooking competition that’s on the road for its 2017 tour (its ninth), stopping at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, on March 26. The Miami event is part of the Heritage BBQ series, which showcases Old World recipes from around the globe. Five local chefs will each prepare an entire heritage hog and serve up six dishes to guests and a panel of 20 notable judges, who will vote on their favorites. The winner will be crowned the “BBQ Prince/Princess” of Miami and will have an entry in the Grand Cochon finale competition in October in Chicago. But, beyond the allure of winning such an esteemed title, the Cochon555 chefs are participating to promote an important message. “This event combines education and innovation in support of heritage breed and family farming,” says Cochon555 Founder Brady Lowe. “Heritage BBQ puts the focus on global food cultures that represent a centuries-old history of cooking over live fires with native spices and animal breeds. While our focus is local in the agricultural sense, the real concern is about the future – we want our children to be able to enjoy safer, more honest and delicious food for years to come. We want diners to be able to enjoy

better food choices when cooking or eating dinner. And we are standing right there with them, championing transparent food ways and a commitment to what’s sustainable and responsible.” Cochon555 guests will have the chance to connect with family farmers, winemakers, restaurateurs, brewers and distillers. Plus, this year’s event will feature two satellite competitions: Somm Smackdown, pitting five of the city’s top sommeliers against one another in a quest to find the best wine-pork match, and Punch Kings, which challenges five bartenders to put their own unique twist on cocktail punch. To further champion the good food movement, a portion of all proceeds will go to Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank. Launched in 2015 by Lowe, Piggy Bank is a pig-farming sanctuary in Missouri that harbors heritage breeds and provides free resources to emerging family farms. “Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and benefit from the sharing of genetics, livestock and the very information needed to not just survive, but to thrive as small businesses,” according to an event press release. O Cochon555 is located at The RitzCarlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. For more information, visit cochon555.com.

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LEMONS AND LIMES ADD ZEST TO YOUR COOKING

DEEP-FRIED BABY LEMON CALAMARI (Serves 4)

From “Lemons and Limes” by Ursula Ferrigno, these flavorful dishes celebrate the sharp and aromatic character of lemons and limes. There’s nothing quite like citrus to make your food sing, whether you’re making seafood, pasta or dessert. A squeeze of lemon or lime can bring a lackluster dish to life as the tartness enhances flavor in a subtler (and healthier) way than salt. They’re also the perfect cooling complements to spicy ingredients and the best friends of herbs and olive oil.

INGREDIENTS 11⁄4 lb. baby calamari, cleaned Generous 1⁄3 cup “00” Italian flour or allpurpose flour (rice flour also works) 1 tsp. cumin seeds, freshly ground Zest of 1 lemon, very finely grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper Peanut oil, for deep-frying 2 tsp. dried oregano 2 quartered lemons, to serve Sliced red and green chilies, to serve (optional) INSTRUCTIONS

Slice the calamari into thin rings. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ground cumin seeds, lemon zest and a little salt and pepper. Heat the oil to 350° F in a medium nonstick saucepan. Toss the calamari in the flour mixture, and shake away any excess. Deep-fry in batches for around 4 minutes until lightly browned and tender. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain the excess oil on paper towels. Sprinkle the calamari with the oregano. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of chili, if desired, and serve. 114

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SALMON ESCABECHE WITH CELERY AND CITRUS (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. olive oil 4 boneless salmon fillets, skinned 2 shallots, sliced into thin rounds 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and thinly

sliced; reserve the fronds to garnish 4 celery stalks, as white as possible, finely sliced 3 fresh bay leaves Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1 Zest of 2 limes and juice of 1 Handful fresh mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Season the salmon fillets with salt, and fry over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side, until a little opaque. Set aside to rest. Return the pan to the heat. Add the shallots, fennel, celery and bay leaves. Season, and cook for 5 min-

utes. Add the garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the citrus juice and zest along with 4 tbsp. of water. Add the fish to this citrus mixture, and spoon the juices over the top to coat the fish. Arrange on a platter with the mint leaves and fennel fronds, and serve with crusty bread to mop up the juices. MARCH 2017

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SPINACH, PEA AND RICOTTA GNOCCHI (Serves 4) LEMON RICOTTA INGREDIENTS 4 cups minus 3 tbsp. whole milk 1 tsp. salt 4 tsp. lemon juice Large square of cheesecloth and cook’s string

GNOCCHI INGREDIENTS 41⁄2 cups fresh spinach leaves 11⁄2 cups fresh peas, shelled 1 tbsp. fresh sage leaves, torn, plus a handful of whole leaves to finish the dish 2 free-range eggs 1 cup lemon ricotta

(see left) Pinch freshly grated nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 3 tbsp. breadcrumbs 5 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 ⁄3 cup unsalted butter

INSTRUCTIONS

First, make the ricotta. Place the milk, salt and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 15 minutes, or until the curds float on the top. Transfer the curds to the cheesecloth using a slotted spoon. Tie up, and hang over a kitchen sink to drain for 2-3 hours. Wash the spinach leaves, and remove the stems. Put in a large saucepan with only the water still clinging to the leaves after washing. Cover, and cook for 2 minutes until wilted. Drain through a strainer, and squeeze until dry. Cook the peas in a little water for about 8 minutes until just tender. Drain well. Put the spinach, torn sage leaves and peas in a food processor, and chop finely. Lightly beat the eggs, and add to the spinach mixture with the lemon ricotta, nutmeg, salt, pepper, half the Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and nearly all the flour. Mix together well, adding more flour if necessary. (The mixture should be firm enough for a spoon to stand upright in it.) Preheat the oven to 250° F. Place a large serving dish in the oven to warm. Meanwhile, using well-floured hands, take 3 heaping dessert spoonfuls of the gnocchi mixture, and roll lightly into small ovals. Use the prongs of a fork to gently press down on each oval and make a small indent. Bring a large pan of water to a boil, and then reduce the heat. Drop a few gnocchi at a time into the water, and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until they rise to the surface. Using a slotted spoon, remove from the pan, and drain. Keep warm in the serving dish in the oven while you cook the rest. To finish the dish, melt the butter in a saucepan with the whole sage leaves, and pour it over the gnocchi. Serve sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

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LIMONCELLO GELATO IN BRIOCHE BUNS (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS Finely grated zest and juice from 3 unwaxed lemons 13⁄4 cups confectioners sugar Scant 2 cups heavy cream 3 tbsp. limoncello, ice cold from the freezer 4 brioche buns, halved INSTRUCTIONS

Put the lemon zest and juice in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, and leave for 30 minutes. Whip the cream with the limoncello into soft peaks, and then beat in the lemon juice mixture. Pour into an ice cream machine, and churn. Alternatively, pour into a plastic tub, cover and freeze for 30 minutes, forking the mixture halfway through to prevent it from freezing into a solid block. Serve the gelato scooped into brioche buns. O

“Lemons and Limes” is written by Ursula Ferrigno with photography by Clare Winfield. It’s published by Ryland Peters & Small – CICO Books – and retails for $21.95. Find it at ryland peters.com or wherever books are sold. It will be published in May.

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IN THE BAG(ATELLE): (Clockwise from top left) Executive Chef Matthieu Godard; Salade de Homard du Maine; dining room; Dos de Fletan

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Say “Oui Oui” To The Exceptional Experience At Bagatelle Miami BeachBY LESLIE J. KRAFT

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rom the moment we entered Bagatelle Miami Beach, it was like being in an elegant, eclectic and very European party. The ambiance is reminiscent of a bustling Parisian bistro, with classic design and architecture paired with bold artwork, lively music and a relaxed yet sexy vibe. We were lucky enough to be there on a Tuesday, which is Rock ‘N’ Baga night, featuring ’80s and ’90s music curated by house DJ Vincent Daubas. Bagatelle Miami Beach also gets decked out on Tuesdays with rock nostalgia décor, including spinning vinyl records, overhead skateboards, ET’s bicycle, music videos and KISS posters. The concept for this modern

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French hotspot for excellent food and an exceptional party atmosphere was originally created by

York under the direction of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Chef Godard’s remarkable talent is evident from the appetizers to the dessert. First, try the Tartare de Loup de Mer et Caviar, which is a light but satisfying sea bass tartare with Meyer lemon, crème fraîche, little gem lettuce and American caviar. It’s rare to find such a delicacy in South Florida. Or opt for the oh-so-completelyFrench Escargot en Persillade, a Burgundy snail casserole with but-

Bagatelle Miami Beach is helmed by Executive Chef Matthieu Godard, who perfected his craft in New York under the direction of celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Chef Godard’s remarkable talent is evident from the appetizers to the dessert. hospitality entrepreneurs Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente in New York City. They brought it to Miami Beach in 2008 and subsequently expanded to additional locations in Los Angeles, St. Tropez, Sao Paolo, Dubai and St. Barth. Bagatelle Miami Beach is helmed by Executive Chef Matthieu Godard, who perfected his craft in New

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ton mushrooms, garlic, parsley, almonds and pommes dauphine. Magnifique!

where Bagatelle Miami Beach is located at 220 21st St., Miami Beach. For more information, call 305-7043900 or visit bagatellemiami.com.

The French also excel at cooking duck – and Bagatelle Miami Beach’s is no exception. The Magret de Canard is a honey-glazed duck breast with winter root vegetables, enoki tempura and togarashi spiced jus. Also excellent is the St. Jacques Roties: Maine diver scallops with Jerusalem artichoke; Iberia ham; Brussels sprouts; porcini mushrooms; and walnut, blood orange and chicken jus. Those who appreciate fine beef should try the Onglet de Boeuf Grille, a 10-ounce Silver Sterling hanger steak with marinated heirloom tomatoes, chimichurri and polenta fries. Dessert is not to be missed. The Profiteroles are delicate puffs of pastry filled with divine crème and served with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce. And chocolate lovers must have the Gateau au Chocolat, made with dark and light chocolate crème and served with dulce de leche ice cream. We were swooning. Leaving the party at Bagatelle Miami Beach is hard to do, so be prepared to stay and enjoy the scene after dinner. La vie est belle! O


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THE CAPITAL GRILLETown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 6000 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.1077 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. CHE!!! RESTAURANT900 E.

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

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

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

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

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Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival Returns For 15th Year Of Decadence

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et ready for two days of food, wine and extravagance! Benefiting the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, the 15th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival features exclusive vintner dinners on March 24 and the Bacchanalia on March 25. The popular vintner dinners take place at grand estates and unique historical sites in Boca Raton. These intimate dining experiences each feature a vintner and a chef pairing their wine and cuisine together to create a magnificent five-course meal. Guests attending the vintner dinners will also have the opportunity to meet their chef and vintner and learn more about the wine and food pairings. The Bacchanalia, held in Mizner Park Amphitheater

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES 13 AMERICAN TABLE451 E.

Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.2061 ❘ Dinner nightly. ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

in Boca Raton, is known as the must-attend community wine and food event, combining food from more than 30 local restaurants with world-class vintners showcasing their wineries’ best – all for attendees to sample. DJ and electric violinist Timothy Lovelock will keep the party going by pairing his lively music with the wine and food. Guests will also enjoy a unique fashion experience by Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton, a high-tech auction with opulent experiences and more.

Boca Bacchanal is located at various area venues. For more information, call 561-395-6766, ext. 301, or visit bocabacchanal.com.

THE ATLANTIC GRILLEThe Seagate Hotel & Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. (Lunch Monday-Friday November-May.) BAZILLENordstrom, Town

❘ 2200 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday.

Center at Boca Raton ❘ 5820 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.3286 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort

BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

& Spa ❘ 100 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4850 ❘ Dinner Thursday-Saturday.

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.4080 ❘ Lunch and brunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinner nightly.

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BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at Boca Grove ❘ 21065 Powerline Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.483.4949 ❘ Lunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinner nightly. BREWZZIGlades Plaza ❘ 2222 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2739 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. BURT & MAX’SDelray

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

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

5101 Congress Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.9800 ❘ Lunch Monday-

Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

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

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

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


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LA TRE249 E. Palmetto

SUNDY HOUSE106 S.

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

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

Ke’e Grill’s Sesame Seared Yellowfin Tuna

MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W.

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

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

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

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

Executive Center Drive ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.998.3881

NYY STEAKSeminole Casino ❘

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

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

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

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

TWENTYTWENTY GRILLERoyal

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

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

TWO GEORGES AT THE COVE MARINA1754 S.E.

NORI THAI217 E. Palmetto Park

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

ASIAN/SUSHI BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

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

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P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

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

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL861 Yamato Road ❘

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

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

8841 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘

FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca

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

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

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

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REBEL HOUSE297 E. Palmetto

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

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

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

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

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

Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

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

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

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

#1015 ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.488.4040 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SUSHIGO477 S. Federal

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

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

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

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

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


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taste  listings TEMPURA HOUSEThe Reserve ❘

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

Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ #143 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.8806 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. YAKITORI SAKE HOUSERoyal

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

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

BARBECUE LUCILLE’S BAD TO THE BONE BBQRegency Court ❘

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

MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.2399 N. Federal Highway ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

BURGERS BURGERFI6 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9590 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.2009 N.E. Second St. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.531.6168 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. BOCA BURGER HOUSE

499 N.E. Spanish River Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.78 S. Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.900.5030 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. HABIT BURGERDelray Place ❘ 1831 S. Federal Highway ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0934 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. M.E.A.T. EATERY & TAPROOM

Cendyn Spaces ❘ 980 N. Federal Highway ❘ Suite 115 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.2600 ❘ Breakfast MondayFriday. Lunch and dinner daily. 126

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street-food favorite for New Yorkers since 1990, The Halal Guys is in the midst of an international expansion, with more than 450 restaurants opening soon. (That’s in addition to the two original carts and restaurants in New York City.) And, now, South Florida residents can enjoy the chain’s popular gyro and chicken sandwiches – and the world-famous white sauce – at the Tower Shops in Davie. The Halal Guys began in 1990, when the three founding partners opened a hot dog cart in New York City. As business grew, they recognized a huge demand from the city’s Muslim cab drivers looking for a halal meal, and they adapted their menu. The flavorful fare quickly

SHULA BURGERDelray Marketplace ❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.404.1347 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. ZINBURGER WINE & BURGER BARTown Center at Boca

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

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

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

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found an audience with locals and tourists. Before long, lines around the block became the norm. Patrons of the Davie location enjoy the highest-quality meats in sandwiches and platters featuring beef gyro; freshly grilled, marinated chicken; and falafel. Side dishes include hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel and fries, with baklava for dessert.

The Halal Guys is located in Tower Shops, 2268 S. University Drive, Davie. For more information, call 954-947-1817 or visit thehalalguys.com.

JOSEF’S TABLEPolo Club

Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.2700 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. LA CIGALE253 S.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0600 ❘ Dinner nightly. LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Dinner nightly. OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

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

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 399

S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.826.2625 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. MAX’S HARVEST169 N.E.

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

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

FONDUE

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

THE LITTLE CHALET485 S.

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

Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

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THE MELTING POT5455 N.

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.997.7472


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CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

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

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

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm

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

INDIAN

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

SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINE

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

ITALIAN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

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

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

21065 Powerline Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

CREPE CAFÉ504 Via De Palmas

JIMMY THE GREEK8221

ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal

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

561.477.3272 ❘

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

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

KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ

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

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

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

LA FERME9101 Lakeridge

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

CAFE MED BY BICE2096

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

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

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

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

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

Polo Club Shoppes ❘ 5030

561.757.3504

LA NOUVELLE MAISON5 Palms

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

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN Apeiro’s Shrimp and Pasta

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

The Boardwalk at 18th St. ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8838 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CASA D’ANGELO171 E.

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

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

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

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DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. DOMUS 39 ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGERoyal Palm Place ❘

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

FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

954.427.4909

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

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

Federal Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner TuesdaySunday. 561.988.0668

LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT

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

Highway ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

561.362.8403

MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MATTEO’S RESTAURANT

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

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

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

DAVITO’S19635 State Road

NOVELLO RESTAURANT & BAR5999 N. Federal Highway

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

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


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taste  listings PICCOLINO RESTAURANT170 W.

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

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SICILIAN OVENTown Center at Boca Raton ❘ 21170 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Suite 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.9772 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. TANZYiPic Theaters, Mizner Park ❘

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

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

561.495.5570

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

(561) 997-0027

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

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Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TUCCI’S FIRE N COAL PIZZA50 N.E. First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.9570 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. VILLAGIO ITALIAN EATERYMizner Park ❘ 344 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.2257 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. VILLA ROSANOThe Reserve ❘ 9858

Clint Moore Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.470.0112 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner nightly. VINO WINE BAR AND ITALIAN TAPAS

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

JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO

COME VISIT OUR SHOWROOM IN EAST DELRAY BEACH! 605 SE 1st Avenue, Suite B • Delray Beach, FL 33444 • 561.243.1303

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

KOSHER ASIA SUSHI/WOK/GRILLThe Fountains ❘

7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday.


Honoring A Community of Leading Men With Caring Hearts 6

Co-Chairs: Kelly Thill and Henry Ferguson

April 28, 2017 Boca West Country Club 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Awards Luncheon

Lifetime Achievement Award Jay DiPietro

Tiany Biggest Heart Gregory Fried

2017 Men with Caring Hearts Commiee: Zachary Wolfe, Kirsten Stephenson, Heidi Johnson Adams, Neil Meany, Peg Anderson, Henry Ferguson, Kelly Thill, Bernie Finkelstein, Eda Viner, Heather Shaw Fairs, and Noelle Norvell. Not Photographed: Kathy Adkins, Linda Behmoiras, Robin Deyo, Alana Dolce, Terry Fedele, Chim Francisco, Amy Kazma, Stacey Packer, Jo Ann Procacci, Jennifer Rosemurgy, Carrie Rubin, and Tina Westine. Tickets are $125. All proceeds benet Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, serving under-privileged children in Boca Raton for over 45 years.

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taste  listings BOCA GRILLSomerset Shoppes ❘ 8903 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8434 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday. BUTCHER BLOCK GRILLThe Fountains

Center ❘ 7000 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Sunday-Thursday. Dinner Saturday-Thursday. 561.409.3035

MOZART CAFEThe Fountains Center ❘

7300 W. Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Breakfast and lunch MondayFriday. Dinner nightly. 561.367.3412

PITA ’N GO22767 State Road 7 ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.477.0633 ❘ Lunch Sunday-Friday. Dinner Sunday-Thursday.

LATIN CABANA EL REY105 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W. Second

Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.0161 ❘ Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. THE CUBAN CAFEPlumtree Centre ❘ 3350

N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.8860 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH APEIRO KITCHEN & BARDelray Marketplace

❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.501.4443 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

MEXICAN BAJA CAFE DOS1310 S. Federal Highway ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.1304 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. BAJA CANTINA201 N.W. First St. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.419.8118 ❘ Lunch MondaySaturday. Dinner nightly. CABO FLATS CANTINA AND TEQUILA BAR

Delray Marketplace ❘ 14851 Lyons Road ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.0378 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. INSIDE OUT

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Raton ❘ 561.430.5458 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. EL CAMINO TEQUILA BAR15 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.5350 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.

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ROCCO’S TACOS AND TEQUILA BARThe Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5250 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.416.2131 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. 110 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.808.1100 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.


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taste  listings SEÑOR BURRITO513 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca

Raton ❘ 561.347.6600 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. UNCLE JULIO’SMizner Park ❘ 449 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.300.3530 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

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Garden Shops ❘ 7050 W. Palmetto Park Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.0001 ❘ Lunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinner nightly. DUBLINER IRISH PUBMizner Park ❘ 435

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2540 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. DUFFY’S SPORTS GRILL21212 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.869.0552 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. GLUTTONOUS GOATRoyal Palm Place ❘

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HIJINKS SPORTS GRILLRoyal Palm Place ❘ 133 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.465.3077 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. HOLLOWAY’S PUBBoardwalk at Boca Raton ❘ 6909 S.W. 18th St. ❘ Suite A-101 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2318 ❘ Dinner nightly. HOOTERS Glades Plaza ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. HURRICANE GRILL & WINGSMission Bay ❘ 10125 Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.8848 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. MILLER’S ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.Boca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244 W. Glades Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. SYBARITE PIG20642 State Road 7 ❘ #2 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.3200 ❘ Lunch TuesdaySunday. Dinner nightly. TAP 42The Shops at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.235.5819 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. TILTED KILT PUB & EATERY3320 Airport

Road ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.5458 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. Fondue is how we bring people together – in a refined, yet relaxed environment where you can genuinely connect with your favorite people. Book your fondue experience today.

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Palm Place ❘ 111 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘ #9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.5208 ❘ Dinner nightly. Brunch Sunday. YARD HOUSEMizner Park ❘ 201 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.6124 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily.


Impact 100 to Award $100,000 Grants to Local Nonprofits on April 6 Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a women’s charitable organization funding local nonprofit initiatives. Members donate $1,000 annually, pool their funds and attend one meeting every year where they vote and award multiple $100,000 grants to local nonprofits serving southern Palm Beach County.

2016-2017 Impact 100 PBC Board of Directors

Impact 100 - The Power of Women Giving as One!

Grand Awards Event April 6 - 5:30 check-in Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University* Kindly respond to rsvp@impact100pbc.com or 561-336-4623 We welcome you to join us for our 2017-2018 membership! For more information or to join online please visit us at www.impact100pbc.com

*This event is not hosted, co-sponsored, or endorsed by Lynn University Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a charitable fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties


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only contemporaries but also fierce competitors. The performance includes movies, 3-D animations and images of DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s inventions and art. Rodg-

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junction with the Amici degli Uffizi in Florence to work together to actively contribute to the safeguarding and growth of the gallery. Its mission is to support the gallery by

Mark Rodgers will take audiences on an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of these two monumental geniuses, who were not only contemporaries but also fierce competitors. The performance includes movies; 3-D animations; and images of DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s inventions and art. ers compares the incredible lives of these two men, relating them to the world we live in today. “We are honored to be benefiting the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery for their dedication to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, to raise awareness of its cultural treasures and to provide resources for preservation, resto-

innovative theater and art to the students, parents, schools, art and theater patrons of Palm Beach County.� Opening night tickets include a preshow cocktail party and a dessert intermission. Friends of the Uffizi Gallery, Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in the United States in 2006 in con-

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GIVING AS ONE Impact 100 Palm Beach County Announces Sixth Annual Grand Awards Ceremony

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n April 6, approximately 500 Impact 100 Palm Beach County members and guests will gather at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton for the sixth annual Impact 100 Palm Beach County Grand Awards Ceremony. Helen Ballerano and Karen Sweetapple, co-presidents of Impact 100 Palm Beach County, will present $100,000 grants to several nonprofit groups serving South Palm Beach County. Each year, the group pools members’ gifts of $1,000 each in order to make $100,000 grants to deserving charities in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family and health and wellness. During the Grand Awards Ceremony, 10 nonprofit finalists will have the opportunity to describe their projects, their vision and what the grant would mean for their organization and the community. After the presentations, Impact 100 members will vote, and the grants will be awarded.

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We are committed to strengthening our community through the collective resources of our members. We are aiming to reach our target of 500 members again this year, allowing us to give away five $100,000 grants. As our membership expands, so does our impact of helping more in our community by awarding more of these transformational grants. – Karen Sweetapple, co-president, Impact 100 Palm Beach County

This year, the organization hopes to reach at least 500 members so that a $100,000 grant can be awarded in each of the five focus areas. The remaining finalists will be awarded any additional funds. The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s exclusive magazine sponsor. “We are committed to strengthening our community through the collective resources of our members,” says Sweetapple. “We are aiming to reach our target of 500 members again this year, allowing us to give away five $100,000 grants. As our membership expands, so does our impact of helping more in our community by awarding more of these transformational grants.” Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a charitable women’s organization celebrating “The Power of Women Giving as One.” Its goal is to enable a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community. Since the first Grand Awards Ceremony in 2012, Impact 100 Palm Beach County members have donated $1.66 million to make positive changes in South Palm Beach County. Impact 100 is operated as a charitable fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. O For more information, call 561-336-4623 or visit impact100pbc.com.

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ust off your hats and boots for Tri-County Animal Rescue’s 15th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball on March 19 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, an evening of food, entertainment and dancing. Each year, Tri-County Animal Rescue (TCAR) recognizes an exceptional individual for his or her tireless dedication and financial support that makes all the organization’s lifesaving efforts possible. Rescue is their mission; rehabilitation is their pledge; rehome is their purpose. The 2017 Jeannette Christos Award recipient is Ardath Rosengarden. The award is in honor of TCAR’s co-founder, Jeannette Christos, who passed away much too soon. Every

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Haynie, Gregory Fried, Jan Savarick, Heather Shaw-Friars and Mary Wong. Guests will enjoy dinner, take in the beautiful voices of Dawn Marie and Vanessa Simpson and dance the night away with tunes by the band Heatwave. Dave Aronberg is the special guest speaker, and Tim Byrd, “The Byrdman,” and Stephanie Berzinski are the featured co-emcees. Last but not least, a live auction

Ardath Rosengarden has dedicated her passion to the cat and kitten community and has become their voice. This recognition pays tribute to the staunch support that she has so freely given over many years and continues to provide. She has unselfishly given essential financial security and support to enable TCAR to fulfill its mission. community and has become their voice. This recognition pays tribute to the staunch support that she has so freely given over many years and continues to provide. She has unselfishly given essential financial security and support to enable TCAR to fulfill its mission.

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Not only is Rosengarden the recipient of the Jeannette Christos Award, she is also a founding member of TCAR’s Diplomat Society, the organization’s highest distinction for members, based on their continued philanthropic support. Honorary chairs include Susan

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MEN AT WORK Florence Fuller Child Development Centers Honors Outstanding Male Volunteers

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uring the 16th Annual Men with Caring Hearts (MWCH) Awards Luncheon, nonprofit organizations will spotlight their leading male volunteers who have made life better for others in South Florida. The MWCH Awards Luncheon will be on April 28 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Last year, the luncheon honored 30 outstanding male volunteers and two fantastic young men of character and caring spirit. The luncheon starts with a champagne reception, followed by a sit-down luncheon, an awards ceremony and a special presentation from the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) children.

It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as co-chair of this event in recognition of the gentlemen who have generously given their time, talent and treasure for the Levine and benefit of our childrenElizabeth at FFCDC. Debbie Weisman – Henry Ferguson, event co-chair

Co-chair Henry Ferguson notes: “It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as co-chair of this event in recognition of the gentlemen who have generously given their time, talent and treasure for the benefit of our children at FFCDC.” Adds co-chair and board member Kelly Thill: “I am humbled to be part of such a significant event which

recognizes and honors the outstanding men in our community.” This year, FFCDC is proud to announce Jay DiPietro as the Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree and Gregory Fried as the Tiffany Biggest Heart Honoree. Each year, MWCH grows in support from corporate sponsors, including the Eda & Cliff Viner

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BIG HERO Erin Brockovich To Speak At United Way Of Broward County’s Women United Magnolia Luncheon

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nited Way of Broward County’s Women United will host the 6th Annual Magnolia Luncheon to recognize women of dignity, strength and perseverance on March 24. The event will honor Alice Jackson with the Magnolia Leadership Award for her impact on the community through hard work, dedication and philanthropic efforts. Erin Brockovich will serve as the keynote speaker. In 2000, Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force “Erin Brockovich.” The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. This year’s luncheon will take place aboard Celebrity Cruises’

Equinox ship, docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The ship will stay docked for the duration of the luncheon.

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United Way of Broward County’s Women United is part of a global network of more than 60,000 women in 155 communities across six countries, all dedicated to improving lives and creating stronger communities. United Way of Broward County’s Women United comprises 800 women whose contributions go well beyond financial donations. Formed in 2010, Women United was created to encourage women leaders within the community to pledge a commitment to United Way of Broward County. Each year, Women United focuses its efforts on priority United Way projects. The Magnolia Luncheon’s title sponsor is Celebrity Cruises, and the presenting sponsor is Nova Southeastern University. Event co-

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t was an exciting afternoon as polo enthusiasts, equestrian fans and those touched by leukemia or lymphoma gathered for a day on the fields during the 4th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Polo for a Purpose. The event, which took place at the International Polo Club in Wellington, was co-chaired by PJ Rizvi, Penny Bradley and Visse Wedell along with survivor and polo star Brandon Phillips, who served as honorary chairman. The event, featuring a sold-out luncheon, raised more than $525,000 to support the organization’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. “To see the outpouring of support for this event is incredible,” says Rizvi. “When we started this event, I could have never imagined it would grow into what it is today. I am so honored to know that the work we are doing is truly making a difference in the lives of those affected by these diseases.” LLS Palm Beach Area Chapter board member Jonathan Duerr upped the ante during the luncheon by emceeing the live auction, which included a Necker Island getaway. The co-chairs spoke

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To see the outpouring of support for this event is incredible. When we started this event, I could have never imagined it would grow into what it is today. I am so honored to know that the work we are doing is truly making a difference in the lives of those affected by these diseases. – PJ Rizvi, event co-chair

about the importance of raising funds for LLS to assist in finding a cure. Rizvi’s emotional speech was filled with stories and memories about her late sister, Penny. Phillips shared his personal story of surviving lymphoma and continuing to pursue his passion for polo. “Being a cancer survivor changes your life,” said Phillips. “With every bump and bruise, ache and pain, you never know if the cancer has returned. You have to live each day to the fullest and do what you can to help others. To be able to make an impact on families who are going through what you have experienced – there are no words to describe what that feels like. We have to keep going, keep fundraising, keep creating awareness, until there is a 100 percent survival rate.” Following the luncheon, spectators and partygoers met in the stadium for a thrilling match between Team Hadden and Team Pegasus. Then, guests were treated to an exclusive concert by Gipsy Sound Revolution. O For more information, call 561-616-8682 or email pam.payne@lls.org.

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Singer Jennifer Hudson To Headline Boca West Foundation’s A Concert For The Children

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cademy Award-winning “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Hudson will headline the Boca West Foundation’s annual A Concert for the Children on April 4 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Famed R&B artist Ellis Hall will open the show, and the event will follow the foundation’s annual $200,000 Charity Golf Challenge, on April 3. Funds raised will benefit at-risk children and their families in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Each year, the Boca West Foundation helps more than 5,000 children, and its volunteers give 45,000 hours of their time to the 24 charities with which the organization works. “Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is our ‘dream girl’ and we are so honored that she will headline at our fundraiser, making a significant impact on children in our communi-

ty,” says Arthur Adler, chairman of the Boca West Foundation. “Jennifer follows superstars Patti LaBelle, Jay Leno and Diana Ross as Concert for the Children headliners at Boca West Country Club, and we expect to raise tremendous funds over our two day event.”

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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is our ‘dream girl’ and we are so honored that she will headline at our fundraiser, making a significant impact on children in our community. Jennifer follows superstars Patti LaBelle, Jay Leno and Diana Ross as Concert for the Children headliners at Boca West Country Club, and we expect to raise tremendous funds over our two day event. – Arthur Adler, chairman, Boca West Foundation

An American actress and singer, Hudson earned a spot on FOX’s “American Idol” in 2004, gaining exposure and a loyal fan

base. In 2006, she played a Motownera singer in the film “Dreamgirls,” for which she won a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

The concert will be held at the Amphitheatre on the Great Lawn. Seats will be assigned by a lottery; supporters may purchase tickets through the Boca West Foundation or participating charities, with each ticket dollar directly supporting the individual nonprofits. The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s exclusive magazine sponsor. The Golf Challenge will include brunch, registration and golf, followed by a gala cocktail party and an awards presentation. The Boca West Foundation launched in November 2010 thanks to the desire of the thousands of members of Boca West Country Club to give back to Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County communities. The foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and families in need. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $3.2 million for specific programs of 24 charities. O For more information, call 561-488-6980 or email foundation@bocawestcc.org.

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Donna Klein Jewish Academy Presents Second Chance Prom Dance & Auction

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uests at Donna Klein Jewish Academy’s Second Chance Prom Dance & Auction will take a walk down memory lane at The Polo Club of Boca Raton on March 25 to raise funds for the school’s academic programs, fine arts, athletic program and need-based tuition assistance. Wearing corsages as they walk through a traditional balloon arch to dine, socialize and bid on exciting prizes – including collectibles, memorabilia, fine jewelry and unique objets d’art – attendees will also dance the night away to their favorite prom music. The evening will include the crowning of a prom queen and king; traditional prom photos; a special yearbook tribute display; and a tribute to DKJA’s Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School Class of 2017, members of which are the event’s honored guests. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on Fund A Project auction items, such as 3-D printers for DKJA’s new Makerspace, as well as other technology-centered items that will enable the school to continue its focus on

Class of 2017 students

Through the Dance & Auction, we hope to raise funds that will enable us to continue offering exceptional academic programs, as well as need-based tuition assistance, to students who want to attend this outstanding school. – Scott Ball, director of development, Donna Klein Jewish Academy

academic excellence for 21st century learners. Since the introduction of the Makerspace and Film Studio in fall 2016, DKJA students have been recognized for innovation in technology, robotics and videography. Most recently, two DKJA fifth-graders competed at the FIRST® LEGO® LEAGUE competition, winning the Rising Star Award. “Thanks to DKJA’s new Makerspace, this accomplishment was possible, and the school’s goal is to raise funds to continue making these opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math available to its students,” says Scott Ball, director of development. “Through the Dance & Auction, we hope to raise funds that will enable us to continue offering exceptional academic programs, as well as needbased tuition assistance, to students who want to attend this outstanding school.” The Boca Raton Observer is the event’s exclusive magazine sponsor. O For more information, call 561-558-2122 or visit dkja.org.

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Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents Inaugural Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

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he Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center proudly presents the inaugural Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF) March 1926 at the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton. The Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival will feature an eclectic collection of 27 feature films, documentaries and short films from the United States, Israel and many other countries. The broad array of films explores the Jewish experience, culture, history, identity and topics relevant to Jewish life. Many of the films are national, regional or Florida premieres, bringing the best of Jewish film to the South Florida community. Many screenings will also showcase guest artists, actors, filmmakers and scholars, who will provide a post-screening perspective and engage in interactive audience discussions. For many years, local enthusiasts of Jewishthemed films have been traveling south to Miami and north to Palm Beach Gardens to enjoy the newest films, while some even travel to Telluride, Park City, Toronto, New York or Cannes to immerse themselves in the world of Jewish

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sible because of the tireless work and dedication of the Levis JCC professional staff and a cadre of exceptional volunteers, patrons and sponsors. “The festival’s mission is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented,” says Ellen Safran, Boca Raton Jewish Film Fes-

The festival’s mission is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented. We are thrilled to be the hub of Jewish film for one very special week in March. – Ellen Safran, director, Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

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CELEBRATING 38 YEARS...DONNA KLEIN JEWISH ACADEMY’S

ANNUAL BENEFIT DANCE & AUCTION MARCH 25, 2017 AT 8:30 P.M. • POLO CLUB OF BOCA RATON

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The Class of 2017 at Donna Klein Jewish Academy’s Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School will be honored guests at the school’s upcoming Second Chance Prom Benefit Dance & Auction. The students will celebrate their prom later this year, as their parents enjoy DKJA’s Second Chance prom to benefit the students of the K-12 Jewish Community Day School. They are shown on the DKJA playground, where many of them spent time as young students in their early years at the K-12 school.

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MARCH 30 South Florida fans who have been waiting for Radiohead’s world tour can be the first to hear the rock group when the musical extravaganza kicks off at American Airlines Arena at 7:30 p.m. The popular English band, which vaulted to the top of the charts with its angst-filled 1993 hit “Creep,” will be trekking from Atlanta to Tel Aviv, with stops in Norway, Italy and more. No doubt they’ll be singing some

tunes from their new critically acclaimed album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.” “In this album, grim tidings arrive amid gorgeous backdrops: gentle pianos and acoustic guitars reinforced by a string orchestra. Multilayered tinklings and murmurings give the music a subliminally shimmering aura,” notes The New York Times. “But this is Radiohead, whose beauty is always laced with dread, for the most part.”

Although the lyrics delve into heavy subjects like environmental devastation, mass thoughtlessness and love gone cold, that’s not a departure for the group. “The whole point of creating music for me is to give voice to things that aren’t normally given voice to, and a lot of those things are extremely negative,” frontman Thom Yorke told Pitchfork about his reputation for writing about dark subject matter.

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org March 3-5 “Annie” Show times vary.

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March 3 A Night Of Hope With Joel And Victoria Osteen Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

STILL GOT IT: Paul Anka will croon a tune at 8 p.m. on March 17 & 18 at Hard Rock Live; (below) Ed Asner will bring the humor at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts

March 30 Radiohead Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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March 4, 7, 10, 14, 21, 23, 25 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary.

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March 11 “Game Of Thrones” Live Concert Experience Show begins at 8 p.m.

March 16-30 “Disney’s Beauty And The Beast”: An IMAX 3D Experience Show times vary.

March 30 THROUGH April 2 Disney On Ice: “Worlds Of Enchantment” Show times vary.

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March 4 Bobby Collins Show begins at 8 p.m.

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March 16 Sara Evans Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

March 3 Ed Asner: “A Man And His Prostate” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-797-5555; hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com March 9 Bryan Ferry Show begins at 8 p.m. March 17 & 18 Paul Anka Shows begin at 8 p.m.


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happenings  calendar March 29 & 30 Chris Rock Shows begin at 8 p.m.

James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com March 25 Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Kravis Center For The Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561-832-7469; kravis.org March 4 Celtic Woman – 2017 Tour Shows begin at 3 & 8 p.m. March 5 Smokey Robinson Show begins at 8 p.m. UP IN SMOKE: Smokey Robinson will hit the stage at 8 p.m. on March 5 at the Kravis Center

March 23-26, March 28 THROUGH April 1 “The Phantom Of The Opera” Show times vary.

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Parker Playhouse 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-4620222; parkerplayhouse.com March 5 Rick Springfield Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 5550 N.W. 40th St., Coconut Creek, 954-977-6700; seminolecoconutcreek casino.com

March 8 Richard Marx Show begins at 8 p.m.

March 24 Chazz Palminteri: “A Bronx Tale” Show begins at 8 p.m.

March 9 Scotty McCreery Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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March 19 Gordon Lightfoot Show begins at 8 p.m.

12251 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-488-8069; ticketmaster.com

March 23 Carrot Top Show begins at 8 p.m.

Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach, 561-795-8883; livenation.com March 4 Rib Round Up Featuring Randy Houser, Chris Janson And Jon Pardi Show begins at noon.

March 4, 10, 11 Chinese Lantern Festival Shows begin at 5:30 p.m.

Broward Center For The Performing Arts 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222; browardcenter.org March 5 Marc Cohn Show begins at 7 p.m.

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March 9 Itzhak Perlman Show begins at 8 p.m. March 14 Patti LaBelle Show begins at 8 p.m. March 18 Rascal Flatts – Up Close And Acoustic Tour 2017 Show begins at 7 p.m.


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The Fillmore Miami Beach At The Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-6737300; fillmoremb.com March 11 “The Shoreside Saga” Shows begin at 6 & 8 p.m.

events March 1 THE EVENT 2.0 With Brett Ratner Celebrate the Jewish community at this annual extravaganza, featuring great food; entertainment; and one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers, guest speaker Brett Ratner. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more infor-

mation, call 561-852-3160 or visit bocafed.org. March 1-26 25th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival From jesters, jugglers and jousting knights to music, magic and mayhem, the festival recreates a story-book Renaissance village. Takes place at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Start times vary. For more information, call 954-776-1642 or visit ren-fest.com. March 2 Center For Family Services Old Bags Luncheon A luncheon with the chance to purchase gently used designer handbags to benefit the Center for Family Services. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-616-1222 or visit ctrfam.org.

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March 2-12 Annual Festival Of The Arts Boca Enjoy the finest in classical music, jazz, dance, film and literature. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Center in Boca Raton. Start times vary. For more information, call 866-571-2787 or visit festivalboca.org. March 4 2017 Alliance Walk Join The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness for a “celebrating everyBODY” walk to promote eating disorders awareness with special guest Jenni Schaefer, a best-selling author. Takes place at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-841-0900 or visit allianceforeating disorders.com.

March 4 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Under The Sea 3rd Annual Spring Gala This event, presented by 211 HelpLine, is chaired by Richard Gaff as well as honorary chairmen Ed Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros. Takes place at The Colony Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-383-1147 or visit 211palmbeach.org. March 4 62nd Annual Bethesda Ball One of Palm Beach County’s oldest galas, featuring dinner, dancing and entertainment. Benefits Bethesda Hospital Foundation and honors Dr. Robert Hill and Russell Clayton. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-737-7733

or visit bethesdahospital foundation.org. March 4 Temple Beth El Of Boca Raton 50th Golden Anniversary Gala Enjoy a cocktail hour with a Billy Joel tribute artist, food, dancing to South Florida’s hottest party band, raffles, giveaways and surprises. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561391-8900 or visit tbeboca.org. March 4 & 5 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part 2 Check out fine arts and crafts, and enjoy great food and drink. Takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com.


happenings  calendar March 5 Boys & Girls Clubs Of Boca Raton 2017 Tennis Tournament Players of all skill levels can participate in the doubles round-robin tournament. Takes place at Boca Raton Resort & Club. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-683-3287 or visit bgcpbc.org.

March 9 Center For Family Services Annual Dinner Dance Enjoy a glamorous evening with dinner, dancing and a live auction. Benefits Center for Family Services. Takes place at Club Colette in Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-616-1257 or visit ctrfam.org.

March 7 Annual Special Night For Special Needs Cocktail Reception The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs will host a cocktail reception to honor Judi and Craig Donoff for their dedication to individuals with special needs and their families. Takes place at a private home. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-3253 or visit levisjcc.org.

March 10 22nd Annual Student Showcase Red-Carpet Awards Guests will have the opportunity to view the winning film clips at this student version of the Oscars, with legendary actor Burt Reynolds presenting the Burt Reynolds Scholarship award. Takes place at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-2331000 or visit pbfilm.com.

March 8 5th Annual Be Great Celebration Dinner This dinner supports the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach and celebrates its Young Club members and community partners. Takes place at The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-6833287 or visit bgcpbc.org.

March 10 3rd Annual Promise Garden Luncheon And Spring Fashion Show More than 700 business, community and political leaders are expected to attend the luncheon and Lord & Taylor Boca Raton fashion show. Benefits Alzheimer’s Association’s Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-4964222 or visit alzheimerslun cheon.eventbrite.com.

March 8 Hanley Center Foundation Palm Beach Dinner Guests will enjoy an elegant reception, live music and a silent auction to raise funds for the foundation’s lifesaving work. Takes place at The Beach Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-841-1212 or visit hanley centerfoundation.org.

March 10 KidSafe Foundation 8th Annual Shine The Light Gala Enjoy music, dancing, dinner, auctions and raffles. The night is dedicated to educating attendees about child sexual abuse, bullying and internet dangers, featuring speaker State Attorney Dave Aronberg. Takes place

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BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL March 19-26

Presented by the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Screenings at Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton, unless otherwise noted MONDAY, MARCH 13

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Gala Festival Red Carpet Kickoff Event: “Sabena Hijacking: My Version” – 5:30 p.m. (with Creator and Producer Nati Dinnar) The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton

“The Price of Sugar” – 1 p.m. “Across The Waters” – 3:45 p.m. “Forever Pure” – 7 p.m.

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“Children of Chance” – 11 a.m. “Wounded Land” – 1:15 p.m. (with Karen Davis, Q&A moderator) “The Women’s Balcony” – 3:30 p.m. “Persona Non Grata”– 7 p.m. (with Director Cellin Gluck)

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“Antenna” – 1:15 p.m. (shown with “Ave Maria”) “The Settlers” – 3:15 p.m. “Origin of Violence” – 7 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 24

“The Interrogation” – 1 p.m. “A Quiet Heart” – 3 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 25

MONDAY, MARCH 20

“Moon in the 12th House” – 1 p.m. “Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind The Clown” – 3:30 p.m. (with Larry Ferber, Q&A moderator; shown with “The Man Who Shot Hollywood”) “Our Father” – 7 p.m.

“Past Life” – 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 26

“EXIT: MUSIC” – 1 p.m. (with filmmaker Simon Wynberg, artistic director of ARC Ensemble) “Serial (Bad) Weddings” – 3:45 p.m. (shown with “The Chop”)

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“Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story” – 1 p.m. (shown with “Bagels In The Blood”) “Wrestling Jerusalem” – 3:30 p.m. “Beyond The Mountains & Hills” – 7 p.m.

Patron Appreciation Event: “Sylvia: Tracing Blood” – 7:30 p.m. Levis JCC Sandler Center, Boca Raton

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Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Start times vary. For more information, call 305-490-4584 or visit artbocaraton.com. March 18 3rd Annual Kick The Stigma Kickball Tournament This event is an opportunity for individuals affected by mental illness and substance abuse to participate in a positive, fun, recoveryoriented day. Benefits Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation. Takes place at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-771-2091 or visit guardianbehavioral.org. March 18 9th Annual Boating & Beach Bash For People With Disabilities Guests can enjoy boat rides, a BBQ lunch, a concert, games designed for all abilities, wheelchair basketball and tennis, a Kids Fun Zone and more. Takes place at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-715-2622 or visit boatingbeachbash.com. March 18 & 19 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of The Arts And Crafts Check out fine arts and crafts, enjoy great food and drinks and take in the scene. Takes place at The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. March 19 15th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball This fun-filled gala will

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feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a live band, a live auction and, of course, adoptable dogs. Benefits Tri-County Animal Rescue. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-482-8110 or visit tricountyhumane.org. March 21 Spring Children’s Fair Children ages 2-12 are invited to enjoy carnival games, rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and more. Takes place at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-367-7035 or visit patchreefpark.org. March 23 JAFCO 19th Annual Luncheon This event funds JAFCO’s commitment to provide love and safety to abused children. Takes place at Jungle Island in Miami. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-3158671 or visit jafco.org. March 24 Annual New Directions For Women Luncheon The luncheon features Kim Barker, author and investigative reporter for The New York Times. Benefits National Jewish Health. Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-477-5400 or visit flnewdirectionsfor womenluncheon.com. March 24 & 25 15th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival The event comprises two days of food and wine, featuring vintner dinners and the Bacchanalia. Benefits Boca Raton

Historical Society & Museum. Takes place at various locations. Starts times vary. For more information, call 561-395-6766 or visit bocabacchanal.com. March 25 Donna Klein Jewish Academy Annual Dance & Auction This fundraiser benefits Donna Klein Jewish Academy programs and need-based financial assistance. The theme this year is “Second Chance Prom.” Takes place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 561558-2122 or visit dkja.org. March 29 19th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon Pay homage to local physicians at this lunch, which will include entertainment, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony. Presented by Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton. Benefits Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:15 a.m. For more information, call 561-299-1429 or visit rotarydowntown bocaraton.org. March 29 THROUGH April 2 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival Filmmakers, filmgoers and actors from all corners of the globe come annually to showcase their works. Locations vary. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-362-0003 or visit pbifilmfest.org.

March 30 South Florida Science Center & Aquarium Annual Benefit This event features special guest Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and futurist. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org. April 1 6th Annual Fancy Jeans Party This one-of-a-kind event focuses on interactive entertainment and includes surprise appearances, a Best Dressed Fancy Jeans contest, a raffle and a silent auction. Benefits Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation. Takes place at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 954-7126322 or visit jjccf.org. April 1 Florida Atlantic University President’s Gala Providing scholarships and support for FAU students, this multilevel event will feature gourmet dining, a full open bar, live entertainment, auction items and more. Takes place at Greenberg Foundation Tower at Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-2973737 or visit faugala.info. April 4 Boca West Foundation A Concert For The Children Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson will headline the concert. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit bocawestcc.org. O


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happenings  flash SANDLER FAMILY MAJOR GIFTS EVENT A record-breaking crowd of 400 of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s top donors filled the room at The Polo Club of Boca Raton for an evening of inspiration at the annual Sandler Family Major Gifts Event. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception; an elegant dinner; and two speakers, Jerry Silverman, president and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, and Stephen Harper, former prime minister of Canada.

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happenings  flash 2016 CHRIS EVERT/RAYMOND JAMES PRO-CELEBRITY TENNIS CLASSIC CHARITY GALA The 27th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic wrapped up a successful weekend by raising $700,000 for its ongoing campaign against drug abuse and child neglect. The weekend included a Charity Gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring silent and live auctions with prizes such as a tennis lesson with Evert and Martina Navratilova, two Wimbledon packages, a “Hamilton” on Broadway package and more.

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happenings  flash FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (FIDF) PALM BEACH/BROWARD ANNUAL SOLIDARITY GALA DINNER Nearly 650 members of the Boca Raton community gathered for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Palm Beach/ Broward Annual Solidarity Gala Dinner, which raised more than $1.65 million to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Several speakers discussed the experiences of IDF soldiers.

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JAFCO OPEN YOUR HEART TO ART JAFCO hosted its first Open Your Heart to Art event, featuring world-renowned artist Romero Britto, at its Children’s Ability Center. The event raised more than $220,000 for the center and featured a sculpture dedication, a party where guests painted with Britto and a cocktail reception. The Children’s Ability Center is a facility dedicated to helping children with developmental disabilities and their families.

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happenings  flash LEVIS JCC JEANS, JEWELS & THE J – A CLASSIC NEVER FADES The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Jeans, Jewels & The J – A Classic Never Fades – at Boca West Country Club was a sparkling success. The event follows the Levis JCC’s tradition of pausing once each year to celebrate the organization, its supporters and honorees. The evening brought more than 400 people together for a cocktail reception followed by a program, dinner, casino games, a silent auction and dancing.

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I AM HILLEL The annual gala fundraiser to support the important work of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, I Am Hillel was recently held at B’nai Torah in Boca Raton. The 450 community leaders and philanthropists in attendance nearly doubled the size of last year’s audience. The evening included a buffet dinner, comments from leadership, a student program, a video and recognition of the night’s honorees.

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happenings  flash FASHION ON THE ROCKS Miami fashionistas gathered at Brickell City Centre alongside Suzy Buckley Woodward of Shapoh Hats to kick off the Fashion on the Rocks series. Woodward joined Tara Solomon, principal of TARA, Ink., to discuss fashion, and panelists included Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of Honey Shine Inc.; stylist Danny Santiago; and fashion tastemaker Criselda Breene. Guests enjoyed wine and canapes before shopping at the new Brickell City Centre stores.

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JFS Is Now Accepting Summer Camp Scholarship Applications Once again, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) will be offering Summer Camp Scholarships to all residents of Boca

Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach who qualify financially. Scholarships can be used for any camp: pre-school through high school; day or overnight; or in or out of state. Scholarship assistance is independent of whatever financial aid the camp already provides to families directly. Scholarships will continue to be awarded until all of the funding has been allocated. Applications can be requested by calling or emailing Shari Cohen, JFS vice president of financial services and food programs, at 561-852-3171 or shariw@ralesjfs.org. Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, 21300 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-852-3333; ralesjfs.org.

Kiki’s Krew Fundraiser – Curing Diabetes A Step At A Time Join Kiki’s Krew on March 28 at Boca Country Club for a tennis round-robin tournament and prizes – or just come to the fabulous luncheon and silent auction that follows. Kiki’s Krew was founded in 2011 after 9-year-old Nicole Cohen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that has no cure. Bring a friend or make new ones while raising money for JDRF, the largest charitable supporter of Type 1 research. Register at Eventbrite.com and browse events for Kiki’s Krew; contact Tracey Scherr at kikiskrew2011@gmail.com or Zena Sofferman at pfsoffer@hotmail.com; or call 561-654-3655.

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Helping Israel Fund Gives More Than $1 Million To Benefit Soldiers Serving In Israel Defense Forces The Helping Israel Fund (HIF) is proud to announce that donations of vital nonmilitary supplies and scholarships to soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) surpassed the $1 million mark at their annual golf tournament presented by Golish Financial Group and their generous sponsors. Participants enjoyed a phenomenal day of golf followed by a presentation given by a Special Forces IDF officer. All donations and net proceeds from HIF events are directed to worthy organizations for projects with minimal or no administrative costs. Helping Israel Fund, 7999 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 202, Boca Raton, 561-869-4606; helpingisraelfund.com. Promotion

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BUYER

SALE PRICE

SELLER

ADDISON RESERVE

7936 TRIESTE PL

DAME STEVEN

CHICOFSKY SIDNEY INDIVI TRUSTEE

ADDISON RESERVE

7669 PLAYA RIENTA WAY

LEVINE LAWRENCE

DITZIAN BARBARA INDIV TR

BEL MARRA

848 BERKELEY ST

SCHERB NICHOLAS A

LB RESTORATION LLC

BOCA BAY COLONY

7415 NE 8TH CT

LIKOSAR SHELLY S

MAY CHARLES T

BOCA EAST ESTATES

360 SW 16TH ST

LORD KAREN E

BOCA POINTE CC - VALENCIA

23484 MIRABELLA CIR S

TEMPLER JEFFREY A

BOCA POINTE CC - VALENCIA

23336 MIRABELLA CIR N

BOCA POINTE CC - VILLA FLORA

PRIOR SALE PRICE

$310,000

PRIOR SALE DATE

15-NOV-11

$1,275,000

$1,188,088

14-JUN-01

$740,000

$770,000

30-APR-08

$2,625,000

$2,200,000

05-OCT-01

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUSTEE

$869,900

$500,700

23-DEC-15

GERMAIN-JEAN-CLAUDE

$494,000

$475,000

11-MAY-15

ROSENBLUM-SPELLMAN SUSAN

PANTAZOPOULOS GEORGE

$510,000

$425,000

27-JUN-13

6398 VIA ROSA

ROENBECK ANDREW

ORANSKY ROBERT

$320,000

$100,000

30-AUG-07

BROKEN SOUND CC - BANYANS

6647 NW 25TH AVE

COMENITZ NANCY

COCHRAN STEPHEN E INDIVI TRUSTEE

BROKEN SOUND CC - GRAND OAKS

6387 NW 26TH TER

SILVERMAN BONNIE TOBIN

CAPLIN PETER J

$210,000

$263,000

06-APR-10

$1,100,000

$850,000

01-MAY-00

$415,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - LAUREL POINTE

5190 NW 25TH WAY

AZOULAY SHERRY

KATZ PATRICIA L INDIV TRUTEE

$235,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - LAUREL POINTE

2528 NW 53RD ST

COHEN CAROL

MOSES DEBORAH INDIV TRUSTEE

$325,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - OAK RUN

2435 NW 63RD ST

DORESON NINA

DAVIS SEEMA

$250,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - TIMBER MILL

2247 NW 62ND DR

KAHN ANNETTE J

MORRIS MONA INDIV TRUSTEE

$260,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - VINTAGE PLACE

2452 NW 62ND ST

SCHOENFELD MARTHA JANE

CHARLES DANA F

$875,000

$322,500

27-JUL-05

BROKEN SOUND CC - WHISPER TRACE

5495 NW 21ST AVE

BLOOM STEPHEN E

KAMIKOW MARY GWEN INDIV TRUSTEE

$349,000

$429,000

08-JUN-07

COLONNADE AT GLEN OAKS

4801 NW 27TH AVE

PAMARE LLC

FROONJIAN LINDA ROMEO

$690,000

$345,000

01-AUG-97

COLONNADE AT GLEN OAKS

4600 NW 26TH WAY

SAGALL ALFRED D

GROSSMAN GABRIEL S

$740,000

$740,000

09-DEC-14

COLONY POINT

2315 NW 66TH DR

KARRAM ALEXANDRA

ROTH CELIA

$505,000

ENCANTADA

7057 SIENA CT

LUDWIG JUDITH D

MAYRON SHAY

$1,050,000

21-SEP-04 02-AUG-06

$291,000

27-MAY-04 18-MAR-05

17-SEP-02 $580,000

26-FEB-16

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

GRANDE ORCHID

6590 GRANDE ORCHID WAY

SOMBERG BROOKE

ROMAGNOLO MICHAEL F

$901,000

$930,000

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

11690 ISLAND LAKES LN

RIOS JOSE RAMON

BEHAROVIC SABAHUDIN

$465,000

$406,800

ISLAND LAKES AT LOGGER’S RUN

11366 ISLAND LAKES LN

SLATER MITCHELL

GOLDSTEIN BARRY R INDIV TRUSTEE

$437,500

LA JOYA

23173 L ERMITAGE CIR

MADON DEREK CHASE

KERSTETTER ADAM

$480,000

LAKE WYMAN ESTATES

919 SWEETWATER LN

CROSS MICHAEL R

SINGER MERLE E

LES JARDINS

4550 NW 23RD TER

GRAU MICHELLE

OLSON CHRISTIAN J

LEXINGTON ESTATES

10312 LEXINGTON ESTATES BLVD

ZABALA HANCEL PINALES

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8060 LAUREL RIDGE CT

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB MIZNER GRAND CONDOMINIUM

PRIOR SALE DATE

01-JUN-15 02-OCT-13 20-AUG-08

$349,000

29-DEC-10

$1,290,000

$537,900

01-JUN-97

$1,475,000

$1,215,000

02-DEC-15

INTL CAPITAL INVEST CO IV LLC

$450,000

$346,100

19-FEB-14

NATHAN ZAK

FISHER DAVID L

$525,000

$719,437

28-JUN-04

8180 VALHALLA DR

BARDO MARK W

WEISS SHELDON

8424 DELPRADO DR

LAPLANTE MATHIEU

BAINLARDI PETER

8877 VALHALLA DR

MANASSE ANNE R

LEVITIN IRIS

550 SE 5TH AVE 506S

POLLAK MITCHELL R

CUSHMAN ELIZABETH D INDIV TRUSTEE PR

MIZNER LAKES ESTATES

343 SE 9TH LN

PUPO RAUL

HASSAN DANIEL INDIV TRUSTEE

$4,400,000

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

16334 VIA VENETIA W

KALINIC ALEXANDRE

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATL ASSN

TROPIC ISLE

943 FERN DR

KHRISTOV VINCENT

PILUIKO VITALY

TROPIC ISLE

2955 FLORIDA BLVD

HOWELL JOY

WATERSIDE

23341 WATER CIR

WOODFIELD CARRIAGE HOMES

4284 NW 29TH WAY

WOODFIELD CC - CLUBSIDE WOODFIELD CC - KENSINGTON

$580,000

$704,147

26-JUL-04

$2,500,000

$1,800,000

06-MAR-15

$935,000

$1,023,850

18-SEP-06

$2,710,000

$1,200,000

09-FEB-99 20-DEC-12

$811,300

$660,100

28-SEP-15

$1,487,500

$1,470,000

06-DEC-13

2955 FL BLVD LLC

$525,000

$395,000

24-JUL-15

HOFFMAN MARK T

DRESSLER JOHN T

$335,000

$337,500

27-NOV-13

LOWRY CARLA

MILICI ERIK P

$505,000

$475,000

24-AUG-14

3522 NW CLUBSIDE CIR

KLEINER ROBERT L

BAKER ELAINE S

$1,100,000

$910,000

01-NOV-04

4247 NW 64TH LN

GARBER JUDITH G

REBHUN DONALD G INDIV TRUSTEE

$255,000

$410,000

18-OCT-05

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser


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n the world of nonprofit organizations, longevity is often the name of the game. “We have been here for 43 years, which is a great thing for a nonprofit,” explains Vicki Katz, CEO of Boca Raton’s Faulk Center for Counseling. “For an organization to be doing what they set out to do after 43 years, it’s a pretty strong statement about the work we do and how relevant it is.” The Faulk Center for Counseling was established in 1973 to help those who can’t afford quality mentalhealth counseling.

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In the early 1970s, Elizabeth Faulk was the first woman to receive a psychology degree in Florida. We later formed the center for group counseling to ensure that everyone in the community would be able to see a therapist regardless of their financial ability, and the organization still fulfills the same mission in providing low-cost and free counseling. – Vicki Katz, CEO, Faulk Center for Counseling

“In the early 1970s, Elizabeth Faulk was the first woman to receive a psychology degree in Florida,” explains Katz about the nonprofit’s namesake. “We later formed the center for group counseling to ensure that everyone in the community would be able to see a therapist regardless of their financial ability, and the organization still fulfills the same mission in providing low-cost and free counseling.” The organization offers a broad range of psychological services – from support groups to one-on-one sessions – to adults, children, groups 192

and families. In 2017, the nonprofit will introduce a new program for the LGBTQ community, the result of a grant from Boca Raton’s Promise. “The weekly support group for adults ages 18+ will be held at the Faulk Center for Counseling in collaboration with Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services to fill a need in the LGBTQ community,” explains Katz. “LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition.”

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

The nonprofit started with a volunteer staff but, over the years, developed into an educational program, with 20 students completing their graduate degrees and training at the facility per year. The students not only work in the facility and conduct testing, but they also go to 18 local schools. They provide a 12-week program with a specific curriculum to target a range of student problems, from bullying to family issues. They also provide services at local senior centers. Other staffers include three li-

censed clinical practitioners, a clinical director, two clinical psychologists, three part-time clinical psychologists, a handful of clinical supervisors as well as many volunteers. “One out of four [people] are impacted by a mental illness. It’s an important thing that we do, to fight the stigma and make sure everyone has access,” says Katz. “We do a lot of pretty amazing things from this little building that many people have driven by and never had an idea of what it was.” Currently, the nonprofit needs volunteers to assist with answering phones for a few hours each week and greeting clients as they come in for appointments. O For volunteer information, email a.rubin@ faulkcenterforcounseling.org. For more information, call 561-483-5300 or visit faulkcenterforcounseling.org.


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